Professor Khessina's research interests lie in the industrial evolution, corporate demography, and entrepreneurship. She explores issues related to technological change and innovation, product demography, the emergence of new organizational forms, the role of regional identities in spatial arrangements of industries, and the role of social and human capital in industry evolution. Her empirical research is focused on the optical disk drive industry, the disk array drive industry, corporate law firms, and the biotechnology industry. Khessina has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Science and Advances in Strategic Management. Her teaching interests include strategy, organization theory, and the management of technology and innovation. She received her doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley, her master's degree from Columbia University, and her undergraduate degree from Moscow State University.