Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy

Oliver Alexy joined the TUM School of Management in July 2012 as Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship. Previously, he held several roles in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School in London, England. Oliver’s teaching encompasses lectures and seminars on topics such as organizational design, open innovation, entrepreneurial strategy & growth, and social entrepreneurship. He currently teaches on the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at TUM School of Management and furthermore offers courses to students of other departments, such as Informatics. He is also a liaison officer ("Vertrauensdozent") for the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

In his research, Oliver studies how to design organizations that effectively deal with extremely high uncertainty, such as high-tech start-ups, R&D units, or online communities. His recent interests mainly revolves around how collaboration, knowledge disclosure, or framing strategies may help such organizations become more legimate or more innovative, grow or reestablish themselves, or build or commandeer innovation ecosystems. Oliver's research has been published or is forthcoming in many of the leading international academic and practitioner-oriented management journals, such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, as well as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, and McKinsey Quarterly.

A list of Oliver's work is available here as well as on Google Scholar. Some of his working papers can be found at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=476270.

Download a copy of Oliver's vita here.

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Key Publications

  • Puranam, Phanish; Alexy, Oliver; Reitzig, Markus: What's "New" about New Forms of Organizing? Academy of Management Review 39 (2), 2014, 162-180 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Alexy, Oliver; George, Gerard; Salter, Ammon: Cui Bono? The Selective Revealing of Knowledge and Its Implications for Innovative Activity. Academy of Management Review 38 (2), 2013, 270-291 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Alexy, Oliver; Criscuolo, Paola; Salter, Ammon: Does IP Strategy Have to Cripple Open Innovation? Sloan Management Review 51 (1), 2009, 71-77 more… BibTeX

Contact information:
o.alexy@tum.de
Phone: +49.89.289.52803
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