Jens Schmidt

Jens Schmidt

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Artistic and research interests

I’m an Associate Professor, Strategic Management at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University, School of Science and the Director of the Master’s Program in Industrial Engineering and Management.
I obtained a PhD in strategic management (Doctor of Science (Tech)) from Aalto University in 2012 and have been a visiting scholar at University of St.Gallen, Copenhagen Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
In 2010 I received the Glueck Best Paper Award for the best paper presented at the Academy of Management Meetings, Strategy Division (best of ~700 submitted) and in 2022 I received the distinguished paper award for the best paper presented in the Behavioral Strategy track, Academy of Management Meetings, Strategy Division. I have won numerous awards as a reviewer. Since 2016 I have served on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Review and since 2023 on the editorial review board of the Strategic Management Journal.
Current research interests
  • cognitive micro-foundations of strategy
  • strategic factor markets
  • entrepreneurial strategy
  • demand-side strategy
  • corporate strategy in platform ecosystems
  • ecosystem emergence
  • ecosystem leadership
Selected publications
  • Schmidt, J. & Foss, N. 2023. Modularity, Adaptation Problems, and the Governance and Problem-Solving Capabilities of Core Firms in Ecosystems. Journal of Management, forthcoming.
  • Foss, N., Schmidt, J. & Teece, D. 2023. Ecosystem Leadership as a Dynamic Capability. Long Range Planning, 102270.
  • Rönkkö, M., Maheshwaree, P., & Schmidt, J. 2023. The CEO effect and performance variation over time. Leadership Quarterly, 34(5): 101733.
  • Ehrig, T., & Schmidt, J. 2022. Theory‐based learning and experimentation: How strategists can systematically generate knowledge at the edge between the known and the unknown. Strategic Management Journal, 43(7): 1287-1318.
  • Reisinger, M., Schmidt, J., & Stieglitz, N. 2021. How Complementors Benefit from Taking Competition to the System Level. Management Science, 67(8): 5106–5123.
  • Ehrig, T., & Schmidt, J. 2021. Making biased but better predictions: The trade-offs strategists face when they learn and use heuristics. Strategic Organization, 19(2): 263-284.
  • Baumann, O., Schmidt, J., & Stieglitz, N. 2019. Effective Search in Rugged Performance Landscapes: A Review and Outlook. Journal of Management, 45(1): 285-318.
  • Schmidt, J., Makadok, R., & Keil, T. 2016. Customer-specific synergies and market convergence. Strategic Management Journal, 37(5): 870-895.
  • Schmidt, J. 2015. Cognition, Resources, and Opportunities: Managerial Judgment, Theories of Success and the Origin of Novel Strategies. Advances in Strategic Management, 32: 549-575.
  • Schmidt, J., & Keil, T. 2013. What makes a resource valuable? Identifying the drivers of firm-idiosyncratic resource value. Academy of Management Review, 38(2): 206-228.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Engineering and Technology, Aalto University

Award Date: 29 Feb 2012

Master's degree, Engineering and Technology, Helsinki University of Technology

Award Date: 26 Apr 2006


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