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 


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


  • BUSMHR 7433 - Advanced Strategy Implementation

    The aim of this course is to help students gain an organization design perspective on challenges in strategy formulation and implementation, especially in multi-business firms. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA, WPMBA, MHRM, or MAcc program, or permission of instructor.