Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy
Academic Career and Research Areas
Professor Alexy (b. 1980) is active in the field of management research. His main focus is on the contribution of organization design and capabilities toward the strategic renewal of established companies and the establishment and growth of start-ups. In this context he particularly focuses on the role of open and distributed innovation processes and networks.
Professor Alexy holds a degree in information systems from the University of Regensburg (2005) and a PhD in management from TUM (2008). After his doctoral studies he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London where he was appointed temporary lecturer in 2011. He has been a guest researcher at Harvard Business School and MIT (2008) and Politecnico di Milano (2011). In 2012 he accepted an offer to take on the newly created professorship in strategic entrepreneurship.
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Imperial College Business School (2011)
- EBS Best-Paper-Award Innovation Management (2010)
- Finalist (one of four), Best Dissertation Award, Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division, Academy of Management Conference 2009, Chicago, IL.
- Finalist (one of three), Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, DRUID Summer 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
Key Publications (all publications)
Puranam P, Alexy O, Reitzig M: "What’s “New” about New Forms of Organizing?" Academy of Management Review. 2013, accepted for publication.
Alexy O, George G, Salter A: "Cui bono? The selective revealing of knowledge and its implications for innovative activity". Academy of Management Review. 2013; 38(2): 270-291.Abstract
Alexy O, George G: “Category divergence, straddling, and currency: Open innovation and the legitimation of illegitimate categories”. Journal of Management Studies. 2013; 50(2): 173-203.Abstract
Alexy O, Salter A, Criscuolo P: „Managing Unrequested Innovative Ideas“. California Management Review. 2012; 54(3): 116-139.
Autio E, George G, Alexy O: „International Entrepreneurship and Capability-Development—Qualitative Evidence and Future Research Directions“. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 2011; 35(1): 11-37.Abstract