Johannes Schmalz

PHD Student

Johannes Schmalz

Johannes Schmalz

Academic Area(s): Leadership, Organisations & Behaviour
Supervisor(s): Professor Abby Ghobadian
Research Topic(s): Changing Market Structures and Implications for Intra-Industry Differential Firm Performance
johannes.schmalz@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Areas of Interest

Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles, Banking

Personal Profile

Johannes is a doctoral researcher and PhD scholarship holder at Henley Business School. As a visiting PhD student, he stayed at IESE Business School from 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2018. During this period he worked under the supervision of Prof Joan Enric Ricart.

Johannes analyses theoretically and empirically how firm structure, market structure, and productivity interact. In so doing, he attempts to shed light on the large (and increasing) differences between firms. Overall, his research centers on the economics of strategy and innovation with a particular focus on large firm dynamics and the firm’s scope for influencing industry structure.

Qualifications

IESE Business School, Spain – Visiting PhD Student (2017-2018)

Henley Business School, United Kingdom – MSc in International Management (2016)

University of Kiel, Germany - BSc in Business Administration (2014)

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway - Semester Abroad (2013)

Conference Presentations

"Dynamic Capability and Firm Scale". Schmalz, J.K. 39th Annual Conference, Strategic Management Society, Minneapolis, October, 2019 (forthcoming).

"Optionality as a Dynamic Capability". Schmalz, J.K. 39th Annual Conference, Strategic Management Society, Minneapolis, October, 2019 (forthcoming).