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Violina Rindova

Violina Rindova
CBA 6.424 (512-471-5287)
CBA 4.202
Additional Titles:
Ralph B. Thomas Professor in Business


Violina Rindova is the Director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal. She holds the Zlotnik Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management. She received her Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. Rindova’s research focuses on strategy, firm culture, value creation and reputation, especially in the context of emerging markets.


Violina P. Rindova, Adrian Yeow, Luis L. Martins, and Samer Faraj. Partnering Portfolios, Patterns of Resource Use, and Growth Trajectories: Lessons from Yahoo and Google (1995 - 2007). Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, forthcoming.
Antoaneta P. Petkova, Violina P. Rindova, and Anil K. Gupta. 2013. No News Is Bad News: Sensegiving Activities, Media Attention, and Venture Capital Funding of New Technology Organizations. Organization Science 24(3), 865-888.
Scott Turner and Violina P. Rindova. 2012. A Balancing Act: How Organizations Pursue Consistency in Routine Functioning in the Face of Ongoing Change. Organization Science 23(1), 24-46.
Davide Ravasi, Violina P. Rindova, and Elena Dalpiaz. 2012. The Cultural Side of Value Creation. Strategic Organization 10(3), 231-239.
Violina P. Rindova, E. Dalpiaz, and D. Ravasi. 2011. A Cultural Quest: A Study of Organizational Use of New Cultural Resources in Strategy Formation. Organization Science 22 (2), 413-431.
Violina P. Rindova. 2011. Moving From Ideas to a Theoretical Contribution: Comments on the Process of Developing Theory in Organizational Research. Journal of Supply Chain Management 47 (2), 19-21.
M. Pfarrer, T. Pollock, and Violina P. Rindova. 2010. A tale of two assets: The effects of firm reputation and celebrity on earnings surprises and investors' reactions. Academy of Management Journal 53(5), 1131-1152.
Violina P. Rindova, I. Williamson, and A. Petkova. 2010. Reputation as an intangible asset: Reflections on theory and methods in two studies of business school reputations. Journal of Management 36 (3), 610-619.
Violina P. Rindova, Walter Ferrier, and Robert Wiltbank. 2010. Value from gestalt: how sequences of competitive actions create advantage for firms in nascent markets. Strategic Management Journal 31(13), 1474-1497.
E. Dalpiaz, Violina P. Rindova, and D. Ravasi. 2010. Where strategy meets culture: The neglected role of cultural and symbolic resources in strategy research. in Advances in Strategic Management: The Globalization of Strategy Research, J. Baum & J. Lampel, ed. Vol. 27.
Violina P. Rindova, Daved Barry, and David J. Ketchen, Jr. 2009. Entrepreneuring as Emancipation. Academy of Management Review 34(3), 477-491.
Michael D. Pfarrer, Timothy G. Pollock, and Violina P. Rindova. 2008. Does Noblesse Oblige? The Effects of Firm Reputation and Celebrity on Earnings Surprises and Investor's Reactions, in Academy of Management Proceedings, 1-6.
Violina P. Rindova. 2008. Editor's Comments: Publishing Theory When You Are New to the Game. Academy of Management Review 33, 300-303.
Antoaneta P. Petkova, Violina P. Rindova, and Anil K. Gupta. 2008. How Can New Ventures Build Reputation? An Exploratory Study. Corporate Reputation Review 11, 320-334.
Timothy G. Pollock, Violina P. Rindova, and Patrick G. Maggitti. 2008. Market Watch: Information and Availability Cascades Among the Media and Investors in the U.S. IPO Market. Academy of Management Journal 51, 335-358.
David Chandler and Violina P. Rindova. 2008. Would You Like Fries with That? Producing and Consuming Social Measures of Firm Value, in Academy of Management Proceedings, 1-6.
Violina P. Rindova. 2007. Cultural Consumption and Value Creation in Consumer Goods Technology Industries, in Academy of Management Proceedings, Philadephia, Pennsylvania, 1-6.
Violina P. Rindova, Petkova, Antoaneta P., and Kotha, Suresh. 2007. Standing out: How new firms in emerging markets build reputation in the media. Strategic Organization 5, 31-70, 40p.
Violina P. Rindova and Petkova, Antoaneta P. 2007. When is a new thing a good thing? The effects of technological change and product design on customer perceptions of value created by product innovations. Organization Science 18, 217-232.
Violina P. Rindova, Pollock, Timothy G, and Hayward, Mathew L. A. 2006. Celebrity Firms: The Social Construction of Market Popularity. Academy of Management Review 31, 50-71.
Basdeo, D, Smith, K, Grimm, C, Violina P. Rindova, and Derfus, P. 2006. The impact of market action son firm reputation. Strategic Management Journal 27:12, 1205-1219.
Violina P. Rindova, Williamson, Ian O, Petkova, Antoaneta P, and Sever, Joy Marie. 2005. Being Good or Being Known: An Empirical Examination of the Dimensions, Antecedents, and Consequences of Organizational Reputation. Academy of Management Journal 48, 1033-1049.
Violina P. Rindova and Petkova, A.. 2005. Entrepreneurial reputations, in Handbook of Entrepreneurship, Hitt, M and Ireland, D, eds. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Hayward, Mathew L. A and Violina P. Rindova. 2004. Believing One's Own Press: The Causes and Consequences of CEO Celebrity. Strategic Management Journal 25, 637-653.
Violina P. Rindova, Becerra, Manuel, and Contardo, Ianna. 2004. Enacting Competitive Wars: Competitive Activity, Language Games, and Market Consequences. Academy of Management Review 29, 670-673.
Violina P. Rindova. 2004. Examples of Social Measurement in Firm Valuation, in Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, Kempf-Leonard, K. ed. New York, NY: Elsevier.
Pollock, Timothy G and Violina P. Rindova. 2003. Media Legitimation Effects in the Market for Initial Public Offerings. Academy of Management Journal 46, 631-642.
Violina P. Rindova, Wiltbank, R, and Kotha, S. 2001. Action and value: An investigation of the strategies of new ventures on the Internet, in E-commerce and entrepreneurship, Butler, J. ed. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Kotha, S, Violina P. Rindova, and Rothaermel, F. 2001. Assets and actions: Firm-specific factors in the internationalization of US Internet firms. Journal of International Business Studies 32, 769-792.
Violina P. Rindova and Kotha, S. 2001. Continuous morphing: Competing through dynamic capabilities, form, and function. Academy of Management Journal 44, 1263-1280.
Kotah, S and Violina P. Rindova. 2001. Reputation building and performance: An empirical analysis of the Top-50 pure Internet firms. European Management Journal 19, 571-586.
Huse, M and Violina P. Rindova. 2001. Stakeholder expectations of corporate boards. Journal of Management and Governance 5, 153-178.
Violina P. Rindova and Fombrun, C. 2001. The growth of the specialty coffee niche in the U.S. coffee industry, in The Entrepreneurship Dynamic, Bird-Schonhoven, K and Romanelli, E, eds. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
Fombrun, C and Violina P. Rindova. 2000. The road to transparency: Reputation management at Royal Dutch/Shell, in The Expressive Organization, Schultz, M and Hatch, M. J, eds. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Violina P. Rindova and Fombrun, C. 1999. Constructing competitive advantage: The role of firm-constituent interactions. Strategic Management Journal 20, 691-710.
Kenelly, J, Violina P. Rindova, and Ellerbusch, F. 1999. Crafting effective environmental strategies: A "model of learning" from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Corporate Environmental Strategy 6(2), 199-207.
Violina P. Rindova. 1999. What do corporate boards have to do with strategy: A cognitive perspective. Journal of Management Studies 36, 953-977.
Violina P. Rindova and Schultz, M. 1998. Identity within and without: Lessons from corporate and organization identity, in Identity in Organizations: Developing Theory through Conversation, Whetten, D. and Godfrey, P, eds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Fombrun, C and Violina P. Rindova. 1998. Reputation management in global 1000 firms: A benchmarking study. Corporate Reputation Review 1(3), 205-215.
Violina P. Rindova and Fombrun, C. 1998. The eye of the beholder: The role of corporate reputation in defining organizational identity, in Identity in Organization: Developing Theory through Conversation, Whetten, D. and Godfrey, P, eds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Violina P. Rindova and Starbuck, W. 1997. Ancient Chinese theories of control. Journal of Management Inquiry 6(2), 144-160.
Stumpf, S. and Violina P. Rindova. 1997. Assessment and evaluation techniques and the motivation to teach, in Teaching Well and Liking It: Motivating Faculty to Teach Effectively, Bess, J, ed. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopskins University Press.
Violina P. Rindova and Starbuck, W. 1997. Distrust in dependence: The ancient challenge of superior-subordinate relations, in Advancement of Organization Behavior: Essays in Honor of Derek Pugh, T. A. R. Clark, ed. Dartmouth.
Violina P. Rindova. 1997. The image cascade and the dynamics of corporate reputations. Corporate Reputation Review 7(2), 188-194.

Professional Awards

Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Endowed Fellowship in Business, The University of Texas at Austin2006
IC2 Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, Spring2009
Dean's Fellow, McCombs School of Business, Spring2008
Research Excellence Award, McCombs School of Business2007
Nominee for The University of Texas at Austin Co-operative Society Research Excellence Award for Best Research Paper2007
Gerhardt-Moore Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, University of Washington 1999 -2000
Bowing Endowment for Research Excellence Fellowship, University of Washington 1999 -2000
Breaking the Frame Award, Journal of Management Inquiry; with William Starbuck1997
Outstanding Paper Distinction, Western Academy of Management, San Diego; with Charles Fombrun1995

Teaching Awards

Finalist, Krowe-Mason Teaching Award, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland2003