I earned by PhD in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University in 2013, an MS in Marketing and Sociology from Clemson University, USA in 2008 and an MBA from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2006. Prior to joining Wilfrid Laurier University in 2021, I was on the faculty on Singapore Management University since 2013.
Before joining academia, I worked in the consumer and investment banking divisions of an MNC financial institution and a brand consulting startup.
My research examines how corporate governance and strategic leadership shape and are shaped by social evaluations and stakeholder engagement. I examine these issues in the highly dynamic contexts of evolution of entrepreneurial ventures and the initial public offerings (IPO) market.
My ongoing research examines the use of impression management tactics by CEOs to influence multiple stakeholder groups, performance and growth implications of female CEOs for entrepreneurial ventures, and recovery strategies employed by wrongdoing companies.
Acharya, A. G., & Pollock, T. G. 2021. Too many peas in a pod? How overlaps in directors' local and global status characteristics influence board turnover in newly public firms. Academy of Management Journal
Acharya, A. G., Gras, D., & Krause, R. 2021. Socially oriented shareholder activism targets: Explaining activists' Corporate target selection using corporate opportunity structures. Journal of Business Ethics
Acharya, A. G., Gras, D. M., & Krause, R. A. 2016. No good deed goes unpunished: The effect of social performance on socially oriented shareholder activism. Academy of Management Conference Best Papers Proceedings, SIM Division.
Krause, R., Acharya, A. G., & Covin, J. G. 2014. Here I come to save the day: Proposing necessary and sufficient conditions for founder-CEO comeback. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 1-2: 26-30.
Misangyi, V. F., & Acharya, A. G. 2014. Substitutes or complements? A configurational examination of corporate governance mechanisms. Academy of Management Journal, 57: 1681-1705.
Acharya, A. G., & Pollock, T. G. 2013. Shoot for the stars? Predicting the recruitment of prestigious directors by newly public firms. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 1396-1419.
Acharya, A. G., Raymond, M. A., Hopkins, C. D., & Fine, A. C. 2009. Examining the customer equity framework from a consumer perspective. Journal of Brand Management, 17: 165-180.
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