I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Strategy at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and I am delighted to be joining the London Business School as an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship this August. In my research, I explore how a firm’s contractual relationships with stakeholders such as shareholders and human capital can play an important role in shaping firm choices in the processes of technology generation and technology adoption. In my dissertation work, I examine how choosing to integrate human capital with employment contracts affects the technology adoption process. In joint work with my adviser, Gautam Ahuja, I study the role of shareholders in the technology generation process, examining how shareholders may affect firm management’s tendency to eschew risk-taking in R&D in favor of more local, exploitative search processes.  

Prior to joining the doctoral program at Ross, I worked as an assistant economist in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where I performed both policy work and academic research in the Capital Markets Function. I hold a bachelor of arts degree in economics with a concentration in poverty studies from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  

For more information, please refer to the links above or download my CV. I can be contacted at casidheh@umich.edu.