Anand Swaminathan

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  • Goizueta Chair and Professor of Organization & Management
  • Director and Associate Dean of Ph.D. Program

Mailing Address:

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322


Anand Swaminathan joined Goizueta Business School in the fall of 2007. Prior to joining Goizueta he taught organizational theory and strategy at the University of California at Davis and before that he taught corporate strategy at the University of Michigan Business School.

His research touches a wide range of organizational issues, including industry evolution, strategies for niche/specialist firms, and applications of social network theory. His current research explores the structure and history of the American brewing and wine industries, the structure of open source software development communities, as well as career mobility among winery managers and NFL coaching staff.


  • “Resource partitioning and the organizational dynamics of ‘fringe banking’ ”. American Sociological Review, 79: 680–704, 2014, with Giacomo Negro, and Fabiana Visentin.
  • “The diffusion of firm divestment from Burma.” Strategic Management Journal, 35: 1032–1052, 2014, with Sarah Soule and Lazlo Tihanyi.
  • “Balancing the skill sets of founders: Implications for the quality of organizational outputs.” Strategic Organization, 11: 35-55, 2013, with Giacomo Negro and Peter W. Roberts.
  • “International subsidiary management and environmental constraints: The case for indigenization.” Advances in International Management, 25: 373-397, 2012, with Laszlo Tihanyi and Sarah Soule.
  • "Evaluative schemas and the mediating role of critics." Organization Science, 23: 83-97, 2012, with Greta Hsu and Peter W. Roberts. 
  • Rider, Christopher I. and Anand Swaminathan. "They just fade away: Mortality in the U.S. venture capital industry." Industrial and Corporate Change, 21(1): 151-185. 2012.
  • "Modularity and the impact of buyer-supplier relationships on the survival of suppliers," Management Science, 53: 178-91, 2007, with G. Hoetker and W. Mitchell.
  • "Modeling international expansion," Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, 4: 101-117, 2007, with X. Martin and L. Tihanyi.
  • "Theoretical research programs in international business." Progress in International Business Research, 1: 27-33, 2007.
  • "Early timing, exploration and firm survival in the early U.S. bicycle industry," Strategic Management Journal, 27: 1159-82, 2006, with G. Dowell.
  • "Framing interorganizational network change: a network inertia perspective," Academy of Management Review, 31: 704-20, 2006, with T-Y Kim and H. Oh.
  • "Turnover events, vicarious information and the reduced likelihood of outlet-level exit among small multi-unit organizations," Organizational Science, 17: 118-31, 2006, with A. Kalnins and W. Mitchell.
  • "Mining email social networks," MSR 2006: Proceedings of the 2006 international workshop on Mining software repositories, 2006: 137-143. New York, NY: ACM Press with C. Bird, A. Gourley, P. Devanbu and M. Gertz.
  • "Organizational Processes of Resource Partitioning," Research in Organizational Behavior, 24: 1-40, 2002, with G.R. Carroll and S. Dobrev.
  • “Pretty Pictures and Ugly Scenes: Political and Technological Maneuvers in High Definition Television” (with Glen Dowell and James B. Wade). In Paul Ingram and Brian Silverman (Eds.), Advances in Strategic Management, 18: 97-133, 2002.
  •  “Theorie der Ressourcenteilung in der Organisationsökologiet” (with Glenn R. Carroll and Stanislav Dobrev). Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 42: 381-413, 2002. 
  • “Resource-Partitioning and the Evolution of Specialist Organizations: The Role of Location and Identity in the U.S. Wine Industry.” Academy of Management Journal, 44: 1169-1185, 2001. 
  • “Post-acquisition Resource Redeployment and Asset Divestiture: An Evolutionary View” (with Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell). Strategic Management Journal, 22: 817-844, 2001. 
  • “Why the Microbrewery Movement? Organizational Dynamics of Resource Partitioning in the American Brewing Industry after Prohibition” (with Glenn R. Carroll). American Journal of Sociology, 106: 715-762, 2000.
  •  “Racing and Back-pedalling into the Future: New Product Introduction and Organizational Mortality in the US Bicycle Industry, 1880-1918" (with Glen Dowell). Organization Studies, 21: 405-431, 2000. 
  • “Social Movement Theory and the Evolution of New Organizational Forms” (with James B. Wade). Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 1999. 
  • "Normative and Resource Flow Consequences of Local Regulations in the American Brewing Industry, 1845-1918" (with James B. Wade and Michael S. Saxon). Administrative Science Quarterly, 43: 905-935, 1998. 
  • "Organizational Evolution in an Interorganizational Environment: Vertical, Competitor, and Community-level Influences on Supplier Expansion to Foreign Markets." (with Xavier Martin and Will Mitchell). Administrative Science Quarterly, 43: 566-601, 1998. 
  • “Entry into New Market Segments in Mature Industries: Endogenous and Exogenous Segmentation in the U.S. Brewing Industry.” Strategic Management Journal, 19: 389-404, 1998. 
  • “Asset Divestiture after Business Acquisitions: Failure or Reconfiguration?” (with Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell). Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 1998. 
  • “The Underemphasized Role of Established Firms as the Sources of Major Innovations.” (with David Methé and Will Mitchell). Industrial and Corporate Change, 5: 1181-1203, Telecommunications Policy Issue, 1996. 
  • "Environmental Conditions at Founding and Organizational Mortality: A Trial-by-Fire Model.” Academy of Management Journal, 39: 1350-1377, 1996. 
  • "Interorganizational Evolution: Pairwise, Population, and Community Effects on Corporate International Expansion" (with Xavier Martin and Will Mitchell). In J. Bernard Keys and Lloyd N. Dosier (Eds.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 1996: 234-238. 
  • "The Proliferation of Specialist Organizations in the American Wine Industry: 1941-1990." Administrative Science Quarterly, 40: 653-680, 1995.
  •  "Recreating and Extending Japanese Automobile Buyer-Supplier Links in North America." (with Xavier Martin and Will Mitchell). Strategic Management Journal 16: 589-619, 1995. 
  • "Recreating and Extending Buyer-Supplier Links Following International Expansion”. (with Xavier Martin and Will Mitchell). In Paul Shrivastava, Ann Huff, and Jane Dutton, (Eds.), Advances in Strategic Management, Volume 10B: 47-72, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press Inc, 1994. 
  • "Brewery und Brauerei: The Organizational Ecology of Brewing." (with Glenn R. Carroll, Peter Preisendörfer, and Gabriele Wiedenmayer). Organization Studies 14 (2): 155-188, 1993.
  •  "The Organizational Ecology of Strategic Groups in the Brewing Industry from 1975 to 1990." (with Glenn R. Carroll). Industrial and Corporate Change 1: 65-97, 1992. See also "On Theory, Breweries, and Strategic Groups (A Reply to Tremblay)." (with Glenn R. Carroll). Industrial and Corporate Change 2: 99-106, 1993.
  • "Density-Dependent Organizational Evolution in the American Brewing Industry from 1633-1988." (with Glenn R. Carroll). Acta Sociologica 34: 155-175, 1991. 
  • "Cosmetic, Speculative, and Adaptive Organizational Change in the Wine Industry: A Longitudinal Study." (with Jacques Delacroix). Administrative Science Quarterly 36: 631-661, 1991.
  • "Differentiation Within an Organizational Population: Additional Evidence from the Wine Industry." (with Jacques Delacroix). Academy of Management Journal 34: 679-692, 1991.
  • "Does the Pattern of Density Dependence in Organizational Mortality Rates Vary Across Levels of Analysis? Evidence from the German Brewing Industry." (with Gabriele Wiedenmayer). Social Science Research 20: 45-73, 1991. 
  • "Karrieren in Organisationen: Eine ökologische Perspektive." (with Glenn R. Carroll and Heather A. Haveman). Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 31: 146-178, 1990.
  •  "Density Dependence Versus Population Dynamics: An Ecological Study of Failings in the California Wine Industry." (with Jacques Delacroix and Michael E. Solt). American Sociological Review 54: 245-262, 1989.

Areas of Specialization

  • Organizational theory and strategy
  • Industry evolution
  • Small-firm strategies
  • Organizational change and its consequences
  • Strategic choices as a diffusion process
  • Interorganizational and social networks

Achievements and Honors

  • Best paper, Davis Conference on Qualitative Research, 2002
  • Best paper, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 1998
  • Best paper, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 1996

Memberships and Activities

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • American Sociological Association
  • European Group of Organizational Studies
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Strategic Management Society
  • Editorial Board for Strategic Management Journal


  • Ph.D. Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 1993
  • PDGM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) in Marketing and Organizational Behavior, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India 1984
  • BTech in Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India 1982