Professor Christian Stadler
Professor of Strategic Management
(Strategy & International Business Group)

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.

Research Interests

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.