Kannan Srikanth is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. Prior to joining Fisher, he was faculty of Strategy and Organization at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University and at the Indian School of Business, and a visiting professor of Strategic Organization Design at the University of Southern Denmark. He earned a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, a master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Strategic and International Management from the London Business School. 

Broadly, his research investigates how to design organizations and inter-organizational relationships to be more effective and more innovative. He has studied mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, outsourcing and offshoring relationships and global product development. He regularly consults and teaches with companies across Asia, Europe and North America. He has received several awards for his contribution to management knowledge, including the Lee Kwan Yew Fellow at Singapore Management University (2016), and the ISB Research Fellow at the Indian School of Business (2012-2014), nominations for the best paper award at the Academy of Management, and the best case award from EFMD. 

He is a member of the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Management. His research has been published in business press (including the Wall Street Journal), academic journals (including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science), and has been widely presented at research conferences around the world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organization Design, Innovation and Technology Commercialization

  • Mergers, Acquisitions

  • Outsourcing and Offshoring
  • Global Strategy and Global Teams

  • Implementation 

Areas of Expertise

  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategy
  • Strategy Development


  • PhD, The London Business School
  • M.S., Stanford University
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology


MBA 6293 - Strategy Formulation & Implementation
Focus on the determination of the strategic direction of the firm and the management of the strategic process. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA or WPMBA program, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 980 or 6290 or 6291.
BUSMHR 8402.02 - Advanced Seminar: Selected Issues in Strategic Management II
Additional advanced discussions of current theoretical developments and research in the business policy and strategic management field. Prereq: Enrollment in Fisher College of Business Ph.D program, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs.