Dr. David K. Reetz
Office hours: upon appointment
Organization Design, Decision Making, New Venture Creation
My research, is in the area of strategy and organization theory with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. I study the organizational processes and structures through which actors can realize truly novel outcomes. In particular, I am looking at the interplay of cognition and action as well as organizational design choices, which can allow organizational actors to embrace high uncertainty. My insights provide strategic recommendations for contests such as inventing and implementing new technologies, conceiving and creating new markets, or realizing and resolving grand challenges.
Postdoctoral Researcher, TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
02/2013 - 1/2019
Ph.D. in Management, TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Committee: Oliver Alexy (TUM); Linus Dahlander (ESMT); Jason P. Davis (INSEAD); Joachim Henkel (TUM)
08/2017 - 12/2017
Visiting PhD, INSEAD (Asia Campus), Singapore
09/2011 - 09/2012
Master of Science, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Manchester Business School (MBS), United Kingdom
10/2003 - 09/2009
Master of Arts, System- and Industrial Design at the University of Kassel, Germany
01/2006 – 12/2007
Research Assistant, BMBF funded Project: "Digitalization of Public and Private Life", University of Kassel, Germany
Catalyst organizations as a new organization design for innovation: the case of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. (with Majchrzak, A., Griffith, T.L., & Alexy, O.),
Academy of Management Discoveries, 2018, Vol. 4, No. 4, 472–496.
Search modes, temporal reference points, and organizational development. Presented at: Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodø, Norway, June 2016;
SMS Strategic Management Annual Conference, Houston, September 2017,
Best Conference Paper - Behavioral Strategy IG;
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2018.
Creating true novelty through co-evolutionary search. (with MacAulay, S.)
Presented at: SMS Strategic Management Annual Conference, Berlin, September 2016;
Open- and User Innovation Conference, Harvard Business School, August, 2016;
SEI Doctoral Consortium, Zurich, October 2016;
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2017.
The emergence of organizational configurations. (with Leppänen, P.)
Presented at: Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodø, Norway, June 2016;
SMS Strategic Management Annual Conference, Houston, September 2017.
Research and Teaching Associate, Professorship of Strategic Entrepreneurship, Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy, TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München, Germany
05/2012 - 08/2014
Co-Founder of Kaffeination Ltd, Manchester, United Kingdom
Winner, Venture Further Business Plan Competition 2012 at The University of Manchester and TiE International Business Plan Competition 2013, Brussels; Finalist, Rice Business Plan Competition 2013, Houston
09/2007- 08/2011 (full and part time)
Product and Business Development Consultant, chilli mind GmbH
Honors: iF Design Award, 2009
10/2009 - 04/2010
Innovation Management at biond GmbH
Internships at Bayer Material Science AG, Miele & Cie KG, Meyer Werft GmbH, etc.