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Luis Adrian Rios

Luis Adrian Rios

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management


PhD Duke University-Fuqua School of Business
MBA UNC Chapel Hill- Kenan Flagler School of Business
AB Harvard University


Professor Rios draws on strategy, organizational theory, and economics to study the dynamics of organizational structure, primarily within technology and knowledge intensive settings. His work has looked both at the interaction between formal and informal elements of internal structure, and the interaction between internal structure and the external environment. He has been published in some of the field's top journals. Prior to academia, Professor Rios had a succesful career as an award-winning investment professional and entrepreneur, experience that informs his research and teaching. 

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    Research examines firms’ preferences for technological acquisition

    Why do some firms routinely acquire more technology than others? That’s the central question addressed in a recent study by Luis Rios, an assistant professor in the strategic management area at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. The paper, “On the origin of technological acquisition strategy: The interaction between organizational plasticity and environmental munificence,” was recently published in Strategic Management Journal.

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Krannert Young Faculty Scholar Award

Wharton Excellence in Teaching Award

Phone: (765) 494-4519
Office: KRAN 506

Area(s) of Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Intellectual Property, IPOs, Networks, Remote Work