Balaji Koka is an associate professor in the area of strategic management. He joined Rice Business 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 B.E. from Madurai Kamaraj University in India, his MBA from Indian Institute of Management in India and his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Pittsburgh.