Balaji Koka

Associate Professor of Strategic Management

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.

To read more about Prof. Koka’s work, please visit Rice Business Wisdom.

Teaching Interests:

  • Alliances and networks
  • Institutions and firm performance
  • Offshore outsourcing

Research Interests:

  • Strategic alliances, interfirm networks
  • Institutional context, government trade and investment policies
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • International business
  • Global steel industry