cube_s.gif Dr. Christian Stadler
Research Affiliate 





Date of birth: 28.04.1976
Nationality: Austrian
Languages: Deutsch (Muttersprache) und Englisch (fließend)


Christian Stadler is a postdoctoral researcher at Faculty of Business and Management, Innsbruck University, Austria. He received his Masters in History and Theology and his first class honors Ph.D. in Business History at the University of Innsbruck. After the completion of his PhD he worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in 2003 where he joined a team advising one of Europe's leading oil companies. This allowed him to apply some of the capabilities he developed while working on a number of projects for Shell. Since his stint as a consultant he has taught at the Innsbruck University Faculty of Business and Management. He was also a visitor to Harvard Business School in 2005.


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His work lies at the interface of strategic management and business history. One strand of his research and teaching focuses on the long-term development of large European corporations. Another strand of his work is concerned with foundational issues in business strategy, particularly work on the topics of competitive advantage, knowledge transfer and the relationship between strategy and structure.

Qualitative Methods, Grounded Theory, Extended-Case Study Method

Resource Based View, Dynamic Capabilities, Exploration und Exploitation, Diversification


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  • 2000-2002: PhD on Corporate Culture and Long-term Development at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1995-2000: Master of History, Theology & Philosophy at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1996-1997: Theologie and Philosophie at Heythrop College, London


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  • Since 2003: Research Fellow and Lecturer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2005: Visiting Scholar Harvard Business School, United States (5 months)


cube_s.gif Prior Work Experience and Internships

  • Since 2004: Deputy Platoon Leader (Reservist), Austrian Army
  • 2002/2003: Management Consultancy, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2001: Human Resources, Siemens in Munich, Germany
  • 1999/2000: Human Resources, Shell in The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 1999: Training, United Nations in New York, United States


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  • Ad-hoc reviewer: Long Range Planning, Academy of Management Conference, European Academy of Management
  • Memberships: Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, European Business History Association


cube_s.gif Research Activities

  • Since 2004: Strategic Issues in the Oil Industry - University of Innsbruck and Bocconi University (Milan).
  • Since 2003: Long-term success of large European Corporations - University of Innsbruck
  • Since 2005: Stakeholder Orientation and Performance - University of Innsbruck and Linz
  • 2004-2005: Culture, People, Codification - an Empirical Study on Knowledge Transfer in Internationally Expanding Companies - University of Innsbruck and Krems
  • 2000-2003: Leadership, Corporate Culture and Change Management - University of Innsbruck


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