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Punit Arora

Assistant Professor


Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership




NAC 5-141

p: 212-650-8502


  • Profile

    Dr. Punit Arora (PhD, Syracuse U.) is assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York (CUNY). His research examines critical organization lifecycle events, and his dissertation on corporate bankruptcy was a runner up for the Wiley-Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation in Business Policy and Strategy Award at the 2012 Academy of Management.

    Prior to joining academia, Dr. Arora served in leadership positions with government, business and international organizations. A former member of the prestigious Indian Civil Service, Dr. Arora has advised business and development organizations in over 50 countries.    
  • Education

    PhD, Syracuse University
  • Publications

    Arora, P., Haynie, J. M. & G.L. Laurence. 2013. From what may have been to what may yet be: A Contingency Model of Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 37 (2): 1-27. 

    Arora, P & R. Dharwadkar. 2011. Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Does Satisfaction with Firm Performance Moderate the Relationship? Corporate Governance- An International Review, 19(2): 136-152.

    Arora, P. 2011. Corporate Strategy, Bureaucratic Costs and Likelihood of Bankruptcy. Proceedings: Academy of Management, Best Paper 2011, San Antonio, TX.             

    Arora, P. 2008. Organizational Slack and Attainment Discrepancy as Antecedents of Corporate Social Performance. Proceedings: Academy of Management, Best Paper 2008 , Anaheim, CA.  
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