Kathleen Eisenhardt

Kathleen Eisenhardt PhotoKathleen Eisenhardt is the Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Professor Eisenhardt's work centers on strategy and organization, in uncertain, high-velocity markets, especially in technology-based companies and high-velocity industries. She is currently studying the use of heuristics in strategies, creation of synergies in multi-business corporations, building alliance portfolios by entrepreneurial firms, and strategic interaction. Prof. Eisenhardt has worked extensively with a variety of firms, ranging from telecommunications, software, computing, biotech, and semiconductor to agribusiness and solar power. She is a co-author of Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos, winner of the George R. Terry award for outstanding contribution to management thinking and named one of the top 10 business and investing books by Amazon.com. Professor Eisenhardt also has published in a variety of academic and management journals. She was the first author featured in Harvard Business Review's OnPoint collections. Prof. Eisenhardt has received the career Scholarly Contribution Award from the Academy of Management as well as from the Organization and Management Theory division. She was recently noted as most cited research author in the domain of strategy and organization studies in the past 25 years.