Dr. Alexandra Mittermaier

Office hours: on appointment
Alexandra.Mittermaier@tum.de

Research Interests

My work revolves around innovative and entrepreneurial management tackling grand societal challenges. In particular, my research theorizes on phenomena and settings that are theoretically interesting, such as new social venture emergence as a response to others’ suffering. My research is set in the context of social and sustainable innovation management, (social) entrepreneurship, and prosocial organizations. I explore how internal venturing processes unfold, how prosocial ventures regain legitimacy to maintain resource mobilization, as well as the emergence of hybridity in nascent social and sustainable ventures. Moreover, I have a keen interest in social and sustainable entrepreneurs’ motivation, opportunity recognition, and their perceived responsibility over their activities.

Academic Background

10/2015– 06/2019
Technische Universität München, PhD Student at the Chair of Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Dr. Holger Patzelt

10/2013 – 07/2015
University of Innsbruck, M.Sc. Strategic Management

10/2009 – 09/2012
DHBW Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, B.A. International Management

Professional Background

Since 07/2019 Technische Universität München, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Dr. Holger Patzelt

10/2015– 06/2019
Technische Universität München, Research Assistant at the Chair of Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Dr. Holger Patzelt

10/2012 – 10/2013
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Junior Product Manager

10/2009 – 09/2012
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Cooperative student

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Mittermaier, A.; Patzelt, H.; Shepherd, D. A.: Motivating Prosocial Venturing in Response to a Humanitarian Crisis: Building Theory From the Refugee Crisis in Germany. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice forthcoming, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Mittermaier, A.; Shepherd, D. A.; Patzelt, H.: We Cannot Direct the Wind, But We Can Adjust the Sails: Prosocial Ventures' Responses to Potential Resource Threats. Organization Science forthcoming, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Conferences

  • Rosenberger, Johannes; Patzelt, Holger; Mittermaier, Alexandra: How does team members’ attention to autonomy and control impact corporate entrepreneurship projects? — A paradox perspective. 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2021 , 2021Seattle more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra: Prosocial Pop-Up Ventures Organizing to Endure Over Time: Evidence from the COVID19 Pandemic. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), 2021virtual more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra; Patzelt, Holger: Organizing for Hybridity: The Role of Self-Interest Motivations in Social Venture Creation. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2020Vancouver more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra; Patzelt, Holger: Organizing for Hybridity: The Role of Self-Interest Motivations in Social Venture Creation. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), 2019Boston, MA, USA more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra; Patzelt, Holger; Shepherd, Dean: Organizing for Hybridity: The Role of Self-Interest Motivations in Social Venture Creation. 23. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand, 2019Vienna, Austria more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra; Patzelt, Holger: New ventures' resilience to adversity: Insights from serial attacks during the German refugee crisis. 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2018Chicago, USA more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra; Patzelt, Holger: Recognizing and developing opportunities to alleviate others' suffering - Evidence from a refugee crisis. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), 2018Waterford, Ireland more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra: Entrepreneurs' decision to exploit social entrepreneurial opportunities. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), 2018Waterford, Ireland more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra; Patzelt, Holger: It never rains, but it pours: New ventures responding to subsequent adverse events to alleviate suffering. CER Workshop, 2018Ghent, Belgium more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra; Patzelt, Holger: Offering a Helping Hand: Compassion Venturing to Alleviate Suffering in the Face of a Refugee Crisis. 21. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand, 2017Wuppertal, Germany more… BibTeX
  • Mittermaier, Alexandra; Patzelt, Holger: Social Ventures, Terrorist Attacks, and the Well-Being of Refugees. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), 2017Norman, Oklahoma, USA more… BibTeX

Consortia

Early Career Consortium of the ENT Division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2022). Seattle, USA.

Doctoral Consortium of the ENT Division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2018). Chicago, USA.

BCERC Doctoral Consortium (2017). Norman, Oklahoma, USA.