Ryan Raffaelli is an assistant professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit and the Richard Hodgson Strategy and Technology Fellow. He is also a faculty associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences. He teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior (LEAD) in the MBA required curriculum and in the High Potentials Leadership Program for executives.
Professor Raffaelli studies the emergence and "re-emergence" of technologies, organizations, and industries. In particular, his research examines how innovations transform industries, organizational turnarounds, and leadership for change. He is currently investigating how organizations in stagnant industries are able to reinvent themselves, and how leaders infuse values in organizations during periods of instability. Professor Raffaelli’s research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations, as well as in a number of edited handbooks on innovation and management. His work has been covered by such media as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, NPR, Fortune, CNBC, USA Today, and Rolling Stone.