Rajiv Kozhikode is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization Studies at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. His primary research interest is in understanding how markets, states, and civil society interact to shape a variety of organizational choices. In his previous work in this theme, he has examined how firms maneuver pluralism in the political arena, which exposes firms to competing public policy prescriptions and introduces cyclicality in public policies. He has also examined how social movements use their occasional access over the polity to shape entrepreneurial opportunities in the market. He has examined how status dynamics in markets push organizations and their leaders towards misconduct and other forms of risk taking. Recently, he has been studying the sociological foundations of market emergence in unusual places – war zones, refugee camps, and aboriginal communities.