Christian's research examines how organizations can achieve sustainable competitive advantage. He is particularly interested in questions related to 1) learning and innovation, as well as 2) diversification. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and Strategic Organization.
Christian Stadler is a Professor in Strategic Management. Prior to joining Warwick Business School he was at University of Bath School of Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Innsbruck University. Christian addresses fundamental strategic questions that enable companies to grow, adapt, and consistently beat their competitors . In his new book Open Strategy. Mastering Disruption from Outside the C-Suite he explains how companies can craft strategy in a new unconventional way, one tailor-made for today's faster, more volatile business environment. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, Fast Company, Fortune/CNN, and the BBC, and has been translated into 11 languages. He also writes a Forbes blog In 2021 Thinkers50 shortlisted Christian for the Strategy Award.
Stadler, C., Helfat, C. and Verona, G. (2021) "
Transferring knowledge by transferring individuals : innovative technology usage and organizational performance in multi-unit firms", Organization Science
Stadler, C., Mayer, M. C. J., Hautz, J. and Matzler, K. (2018) "
International and product diversification – which strategy suits family managers?", Global Strategy Journal, 8, 1, 184-207
Mol, M. J., Stadler, C. and Ariño, A. (2017) "
Africa : the new frontier for global strategy scholars", Global Strategy Journal, 7, 1, 3-9
Mayer, M., Hautz, J., Stadler, C. and Whittington, R. (2017) "
Diversification and internationalization in the European single market : the British exception", Business History Review, 91, 2, 279-299
Nocker, E., Bowen, H. P., Stadler, C. and Matzler, K. (2016) "
Capturing relatedness : comprehensive measures based on secondary data", British Journal of Management, 27, 1, 197-213
Mayer, M. C. J., Stadler, C. and Hautz, J. (2015) "
The relationship between product and international diversification : the role of experience", Strategic Management Journal, 36, 10, 1458-1468
Klingebiel, R. and Stadler, C. (2015) "
Opportunities and challenges for empirical strategy research in Africa", Africa Journal of Management, 1, 2, 194-200
Stadler, C., Mayer, M. and Hautz, J. (2015) "
Few companies actually succeed at going global", Harvard Business Review
Matzler, K., Veider, V., Hautz, J. and Stadler, C. (2015) "
The impact of family ownership, management, and governance on innovation", Journal of Product Innovation Management, 32, 3, 319-333
Stadler, C., Rajwani, T. and Karaba, F. (2014) "
Solutions to the exploration/exploitation dilemma : networks as a new level of analysis", International Journal of Management Reviews, 16, 2, 172-193
Hautz, J., Mayer, M. and Stadler, C. (2014) "
Macro-competitive context and diversification : the impact of macroeconomic growth and foreign competition", Long Range Planning, 47, 6, 337-352
Hautz, J., Mayer, M. C. J. and Stadler, C. (2013) "
Ownership identity and concentration : a study of their joint impact on corporate diversification", British Journal of Management, 24, 1, 102-126
Stadler, C., Helfat, C. E. and Verona, G. (2013) "
The impact of dynamic capabilities on resource access and development", Organization Science, 1782 -1804
Stadler, C. and Dyer, D. (2013) "
Why good leaders don’t need charisma", MIT Sloan Management Review
Christian Stadler (2011) "
Process innovation and integration in process-oriented settings : the case of the oil industry", Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28, s1, 44-62
Berchtold, S., Pircher, R. and Stadler, C. (2010) "
Global integration versus local adaptation : a case study of Austrian MNCs in Eastern Europe", European Journal of International Management, 4, 5, 524-549
Christian Stadler (2007) "
Four principles of enduring success", Harvard Business Review
Christian Stadler (2007) "
Kultursensible Veränderung - Ein Transformationsansatz bei Unternehmen mit starken Werten", Die Unternehmung, 61, 189-212
Stadler, C., Verona, G. and Hinterhuber, H. (2007) "
Sustained performance in the oil industry : a dynamic resource-based model", Sinergie, 26
Stadler, C., Matzler, K., Hinterhuber, H. and Renzl, B. (2006) "
The CEO’s attitude towards the shareholder value and the stakeholder model : a comparison between european and anglo-saxon perspective", Problems & Perspectives in Management, 3
Stadler, C. and Hinterhuber, H. H. (2005) "
Shell, Siemens and DaimlerChrysler : leading change in companies with strong values", Long Range Planning, 38, 5, 467-484
Matzler, K., Rier, M., Hinterhuber, H. H., Renzl, B. and Stadler, C. (2005) "
Methods and concepts in management : significance, satisfaction and suggestions for further research? Perspectives from Germany, Austria and Switzerland", Strategic Change, 14, 1, 1-13
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