Professor Gulati is an expert on leadership, strategy, and organizational issues in firms. His recent work explores leadership and strategic challenges for building high growth organizations in turbulent markets. Some of his prior work has focused on the enablers and implications of within-firm and inter-firm collaboration. He has looked at both when and how firms should leverage greater connectivity within and across their boundaries to enhance performance.

He advises and speaks to corporations large and small around the globe. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: GE, SAP, Bank of China, Sanofi Aventis, Novartis, Caterpillar, Allergan, Metlife, Target, Honda, Qualcomm, Aetna, Future Brands, Ford, Seyfarth Shaw, SAP, Sanofi-Aventis, Merck, LaFarge, McGraw-Hill, Guidant Corporation, Rockwell Collins, Motorola, Lafarge, AIG, Merck, Peninsula Group, General Mills, Abbott Laboratories, Baxter, Sun Microsystems, Credit Suisse, and Microsoft. He has served on the advisory boards of several startup companies and has appeared as an expert witness in business litigations.