Kathleen Eisenhardt is a Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor at Stanford University and the Co-Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Professor Eisenhardt's research focus is strategy and organization, especially in technology-based companies and high-velocity industries.
Eisenhardt is currently studying the use of heuristics and other cognitive strategies, strategic interaction in new markets and novel ecosystems, and strategy making by boards of directors. She has received the career Scholarly Contribution Award from the Academy of Management and the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research.