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Department of Management

Professor Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan-Narasimhan

Professor Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan-Narasimhan

Professor in Entrepreneurship


 Streatham Court 


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK


Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan is Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Exeter Business School. She is an Associate Professor and the Founding Director of The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Catalyzer at University of San Diego’s School of Business. At USD, Priya is also an Affiliate Faculty at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the first stand-alone school of peace and justice in the United States. Priya received her Ph.D. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She was also a visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School over her sabbatical.

Priya’s primary research stream focuses on how innovators and entrepreneurs negotiate constraints in their environmental contexts by engaging in creative resourcing to accomplish their innovations.  She has papers published in several business and management journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Organization Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics. Priya has earned several awards recognizing her dual excellence in teaching and research and for her contributions to institution building including the prestigious Steber Professorship, a distinguished university award at the University of San Diego.

To continue to bring real world perspectives into her research and teaching, Priya continues to be affiliated as a Senior Associate Consultant with Management Systems Consulting Corporation, a niche strategy consulting firm with Fortune 100 clients, as well as high potential entrepreneurial firms.

Nationality: American


  • Ph.D.

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Research interests

  • Entrepreneurs, Founders & Innovators
  • Resourcing
  • Reframing
  • Strategy-as-Practice
  • Entrepreneurship-as-Practice

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  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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