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 and renewal, strategy, business models, open innovation, and entrepreneurial growth. 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.

In his research, Oliver studies how to design organization that effectively deal with extremely high uncertainty, such as high-tech start-ups, R&D units, online communities, and social enterprises. In particular, he looks at how collaboration, knowledge disclosure, or framing may contribute to the strategic renewal of established companies and the establishment and growth of start-ups as well as entire industry ecosystems. As such, Oliver's work is of high interest and relevance to academics and practitioners alike. His research has been published or is forthcoming in leading international academic journals, such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, as well as practitioner-oriented outlets such 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. Many 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.

For students: Information on writing a final thesis in Strategic Entrepreneurship

Key Publications


Contact information:
o.alexy@tum.de
Phone: +49.89.289.52803
Fax:     +49.89.289.52899

Office hours: on appointment