Ram Ranganathan is an Assistant Professor in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas-Austin. His research focuses on institutional factors affecting firm strategy in contexts of technological change, such as pressures from Wall Street investors and analysts, and the challenges of coordinating shared platform technologies in ecosystems. Ram’s work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science, where he also serves on the Editorial Board. He is a recipient of the Academy of Management’s TIM Division Emerging Scholar Award, the Stephen M. Schrader Best Paper Award and the Strategic Management Society’s Best PhD student paper award. Ram holds a PhD in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to academia,he worked a management consultant with Deloitte in southern California and as a software engineer with Siemens in India.