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.

Professor Gulati advises and speaks to corporations large and small around the globe. He also frequently leads small-group workshops focused on helping leadership teams of high-growth companies enhance the growth trajectory of their businesses. Some of his representative speaking and consulting clients include: Abbott Laboratories, Adidas, Aetna, Allergan, American Tower, Bank of America, Bank of China, Baxter, Berkshire Partners, Blackrock, Boston Scientific, Bristol Myers Squibb, Brown Brothers Harriman, Caterpillar, Credit Suisse, Expedia, Ford, Future Brands, GE, General Mills, Henkel, Hitachi, Honda, Hospira, IBM, Iron Mountain, KBC, Keybank, Levi Strauss, LaFarge, Lockheed Martin, McGraw-Hill, Merck, Metlife, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Novartis, Ochsner, Proctor & Gamble, Qualcomm, Rockwell Collins, Sanofi Aventis, SAP, St Jude, Target, and Unilever. He has served on the advisory boards of several companies and has appeared as an expert witness in business litigations.