Balaji Koka

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Balaji Koka is an associate professor in the area of strategic management. He joined the Jones School in 2008 from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He teaches in the Executive MBA and Full-time MBA programs and received the Teaching Excellence Award from the EMBA program in 2014. Professor Koka received his BE from Madurai Kamaraj University in India, his MBA from Indian Institute of Management in India and his PhD in strategic management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Research Areas

Strategic Alliances, Interfirm networks, Institutional context, Government trade and investment policies, Social Entrepreneurship, International Business, Global Steel Industry


B.E., Madurai Kamaraj University (India)

M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management (India)

Ph.D. in Strategic Management, University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Areas

Alliances and networks

Institutions and firm performance

Offshore outsourcing

Honors & Awards

CTE Faculty Fellow, 2021-24


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