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Raja Roy

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Email: raja.roy@njit.edu
Office: 4025 CAB
Phone: 973-596-5854
Dept: Martin Tuchman School of Management

About


Raja Roy is an assistant professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His research explores the role of firm-level capabilities, such as access to complementary technologies and in-house users, during technological change in high-tech industries. He is one of the highest published researchers in the world in the field of disruptive change. His research on technological disruption in machine tools, industrial robotics, and image sensors has been published (or is forthcoming) in Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Advances in Strategic Management, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He is currently exploring the evolution of space travel. His dissertation on machine tools was supported by a $60,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. 


He is an award-winning teacher. In an earlier stint at Tulane University, he received the university's Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator Award for teaching graduate-level entrepreneurship courses. 

Teaching

Entrepreneurship

Publications


Papers that refine the boundary conditions of the theory of disruption are marked with (*)
Industrial robotics research: 
2018*: Role of Relevant Lead Users of Mainstream Product in the Emergence of Disruptive Innovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, forthcoming.
2017*: Nuanced Role of Relevant Prior Experience: Sales Takeoff of Disruptive Products and Product Innovation with Disrupted Technology in Industrial Robotics, with Mazhar Islam (Tulane University), Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 37, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Platforms, p. 81 - 111. 
2016*: Firm boundaries and radical technological change: How technological and market pre-adaptation mitigate the incumbent's curse, with MB Sarkar (Temple University), Strategic Management Journal, 37(5): 835-854. 
2014*: Exploring the boundary conditions of disruption: Large firms and new product introduction with a potentially disruptive technology in the Industrial Robotics industry, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 61(1): 90-100.

Machine tools research:
2017*: Stock of downstream complementary asset as catalyst for product innovation during technological discontinuity in the US machine tool industry, with Susan Cohen (University of Pittsburgh), Strategic Management Journal, 38(6): 1253-1267
2015*: Disruption in the US machine tool industry: Role of inhouse users and breadth of technological capability, with Susan Cohen (University of Pittsburgh), Research Policy, 44(8): 1555-1565.
2006: Niche width revisited: Organizational scope, behavior, and performance, with Olav Sorenson (Yale University), Susan McEvily (University of Pittsburgh), and Charlotte Ren (Temple University), Strategic Management Journal, 27(10): 915-936.
2004: Incumbent survival during market fusion in matured industries: The influence of component and architectural capabilities on the survival of U.S. machine tool manufacturers during 1975-1995, with Susan McEvily (University of Pittsburgh), Advances in Strategic Management, 21: 199-224.

Image sensors research:
2018*: When dinosaurs fly: The role of firm capabilities in the 'avianization' of incumbents during disruptive technological change, with Curba Lampert (Florida International University) and Irina Stoyneva (Philadelphia University), Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, forthcoming.
2017: Miniaturization of image sensors: The role of innovations in complementary technologies in overcoming technological trade-offs associated with product innovation, with Jacob Miller (PhD Candidate, Drexel University), Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 44: 58-69. 

University-Industry technology transfer research:
2018: Antecedents and consequences of heterogeneity in Technology Transfer Office activities: Pasteur's Cube and clusters of Technology Transfer Offices, accepted at International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation. 
Pharmaceutical industry research:
2018: Fearlessly Swimming Upstream to Risky Waters: The Role of Geographic Entry in Innovation, with Curba Lampert (Florida International University), Timothy D. Hubbard (University of Georgia), and George Leckie (University of Bristol), Journal of Management Studies, conditionally accepted.
PROCEEDINGS
Papers that refine the boundary conditions of the theory of disruption are marked with (*)
Industrial robotics research:
2014*: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings: Product Innovation in the Disrupted Technology: Evidence from the Industrial Robotics Industry, with Mazhar Islam (Tulane University) (DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2014.17072abstract). 
2009: Wharton Technology Conference: Product technology strategies of firms with both in-house users and pre-existing technological competence during the emergence of technical subfield in the industrial robotics industry, with MB Sarkar (Temple University).

RECENT CONFERENCE AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
2018: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously) and Curba Lampert (Florida International University), Industry Studies Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. 
2018: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously) and Curba Lampert (Florida International University), Wharton Technology Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
2018: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously) and Curba Lampert (Florida International University), Organization Science Winter Conference, Park City, UT. 
2018: Resolution of uncertainties in the incubation phase: Case study of Space Shuttle, Rutgers University Research Seminar Series, Feb. 21, 2018, Newark, NJ.
2018: Resolution of uncertainties in the incubation phase: Case study of Space Shuttle, University of Wisconsin Research Seminar Series, Feb. 13, 2018, Madison, WI.
2017: When dinosaurs fly: The role of firm capabilities in the 'avianization' of incumbents during disruptive technological change, with Curba Lampert (Florida International University) and Irina Stoyneva (Philadelphia University), Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Houston, TX.
2017: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously), Industry Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington DC. 
2017: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Seminar Series, March 7, 2017, Madison, WI.

2017: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously), Purdue University Research Seminar Series, February 10, 2017, West Lafayette, IN. 
2017: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously), New Jersey Institute of Technology Research Seminar, February 2, 2017, Newark, NJ. 
2016: Nuanced role of relevant prior experience: Sales takeoff of disruptive products and product innovation with disrupted technology in industrial robotics, with Mazhar Islam (Tulane University), Advances in Strategic Management Research Workshop, MIT Sloan School of Management, November 10, 2016, Boston, MA.
2016: When does disruption create opportunities for entrepreneurs? Choice vs. ability. StartUp El Salvador Conference, November 4, 2016, San Salvador, El Salvador.
2016: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously), University of South Carolina Research Seminar Series, October 30, 2016, Columbia, SC. 
2016: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Lubar School of Business Research Seminar Series October 7, 2016, Milwaukee, WI.
2016: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously), West Coast Research Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
2016: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University, posthumously), DRUID Conference 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2016: Genesis of Pre-Commercialization Innovation Ecosystem: Knowledge Recombination in the Pre-Commercialization phase of Charge-Coupled Device image sensors-- 1969-1994, with MB Sarkar (Temple University), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. 
2016: Beyond disruption: Dinosaurization of technology, avianization of incumbents, and the role of complementary technologies in creative destruction of image sensor incumbents, with Irina Stoyneva (Philadelphia University), Industry Studies Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.