R. B. Pamplin Professor
Devi R. Gnyawali got his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Department of Management, Virginia Tech.
Research: Dr. Gnyawali's research interests include effects of inter-firm networks on firm innovation, competitive actions and response, knowledge acquisition and development, and international strategy. His research also examines how organizations create and use knowledge, and how managers' cognition affects outcomes such as innovation and new product development. Dr. Gnyawali's research has been published in various prestigious journals: Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Management Learning, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Strategy & Leadership, among others. His research has won awards from the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Society, and National Meetings of the Academy of Management. He has presented papers at various national and international conferences.
Teaching: Dr. Gnyawali's primary areas of teaching are strategic management, technology management, and international management. Before joining Virginia Tech in 1997, Dr. Gnyawali taught at the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University. At Virginia Tech, he has taught classes to undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D. students and has received award for Teaching Excellence. He has also taught in a distant learning environment (on-line and televised programs) in the Masters of Information Technology program and part-time MBA program. He also teaches in management and professional development programs. He takes students to Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea in summer. The study abroad program includes visits to several world-class companies such as Toyota, Sony, Canon, Omron, GE, Disney, Boeing, Coca-Cola, ALCOA, Samsung, Hyundai, and POSCO and many cultural and historical sites.
Business and Consulting Experience: Dr. Gnyawali has many years of international experience and has traveled extensively. He has managed business consulting service organizations, and served as a consultant for government and non-government organizations in several countries including Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malawi, and Nepal. He has helped several organizations to plan and implement entrepreneurship development programs and trained trainers and entrepreneurs worldwide. He has also trained and consulted on various aspects of strategic management.
Professional Service: Dr. Gnyawali served on the Membership Committee of the Academy of Management for five years. He reviews papers for various journals including Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Management Studies. He also reviews papers for national meetings of the Academy of Management and has received Outstanding Reviewer Award. At Virginia Tech, Dr. Gnyawali serves on several committees such as the International Programs Committee, East Asia Group, and Commission on Outreach and International Affairs.