Mai Anh Dao, PhD


Univ.-Assistant Postdoc

  +43 (0) 512 507 72308

  SOWI w.4.51

 Appointments upon request


  Research Interests

  • Strategic, organizational and processual perspectives of value creation through acquisitions
  • M&A screening and integration


  • Dao, Mai Anh; Strobl, Andreas (forthcoming): Exploration outcomes of M&A: the interplay between coordination mechanisms and acquisition experience. R&D Management.

  •  Bauer, F., Dao, M. A., Matzler, K., & Tarba, S. Y. (2018). How industry lifecycle sets boundary conditions for M&A integration. Long Range Planning, 42(2), 195-236.

  • Bauer, F., Strobl, A., Dao, M. A., Matzler, K., & Rudolf, N. (2018). Examining links between pre and post M&A value creation mechanisms — Exploitation, exploration and ambidexterity in central European SMEs. Long Range Planning, 51(2). 185-203.

  •  Dao, M. A., Strobl, A., Bauer, F., & Tarba, S. Y. (2017). Triggering innovation through mergers and acquisitions – The role of shared mental models. Group & Organization Management, 42(2), 195-236. DOI: 10.1177/1059601117696573 

  • Dao, M. A., Bauer, F., Strobl, A., Matzler, K., & Eulerich, M. (2016). The complementing and facilitating nature of common ground in acquisitions – why task and human integration are still necessary in the presence of common ground. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(20), 2505–2530.


  • 2018: Dissertation prize of the Hypo Tirol Bank – Award for excellent dissertation at University of Innsbruck
  • 2018: Group & Organization Management (GOM) Outstanding Paper Award
  • 2018: Distinguished Paper – EDAMBA Thesis Competition
  • 2017: LFUI Best Student Paper Award
  • 2015: Count Chotek Academic Award | Tiroler Sparkasse – Tyrolean award for best master thesis
  • 2014: Award for outstanding achievements of the Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy – National award for best master graduations
  • 2014: FHV Value Day Award | Stream Strategy – Scientific competition for master theses

  Work/Project Experience

  • Since 2017: Postdoc at the Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism, Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck
  • Since 2017: External lecturer at MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • 2015: Visiting Researcher, Copenhagen Business School
  • 2011 – 2017: Research and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Business & Management, MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • 2011: Marketing assistant, Dinkhauser Kartonagen GmbH, Hall i. Tirol
  • 2010: Zarges von Freyberg Hotel Consulting, München


2013 – 2017

PhD in Management at Innsbruck University

2011 – 2013

Master program in „Strategic Management“ at Innsbruck University, Specialisation: Strategy & Innovation

2007 – 2010

Bachelor program in „Tourism Business Studies“ at MCI Management Center Innsbruck

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