Prasad Balkundi

Associate Professor
Organization and Human Resources


PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Post Graduate Diploma (MBA), Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar, India
BTech, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India


  • Organizational Behavior


Balkundi's teaching and research interests are in social networks and team processes. He has published in the Academy of Management Journal and Leadership Quarterly. He is active in the Academy of Management National Conference and has presented several papers over the years.

Selected Publications

Balkundi, P., Kilduff, M., Michael, J., Barsness, Z., Lawson, L. Too much of a good thing? Antecedents and consequences of structural holes in work teams. In press at Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Balkundi, P., Harrison, D. 2006. Ties, leaders, and time in teams: Strong inference about network structure's effects on team viability and performance. Academy of Management Journal.

Balkundi, P., and Kilduff. M., (2005). The ties that lead: A social network approach to leadership. Leadership Quarterly.


  • Small Research Grant, Texas Tech University
  • Smeal Dissertation Research Award, 2003
  • Penn State Graduate Student Outstanding Teaching Award, 2001-2002
  • Organizational Behavior/Organizational Theory Doctoral Consortium, invited participant, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, August 2003

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Management

International Activities

  • Numerous invited presentations in Asia
  • Taught MBA courses in Asia

Teaching Experience

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Theory
  • Human Resource Management
  • Social Networks for Managers

Industry Experience

  • 1995-1997: Human Resource Executive, Larsen and Toubro, India

Other Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, Texas Tech University (2004-2005)
  • Presentation of papers to numerous conferences worldwide