Ryan Raffaelli is an assistant professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit. He teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior (LEAD) in the MBA required curriculum.
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, Academy of Management Proceedings, 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, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone.