Oliver Baumann is a Professor with special responsibilities at the Strategic Organization Design Unit. His research focuses on questions of organizational design, learning, and adaptation. It is mainly theoretical, but seeks to build bridges to various application domains such as corporate strategy or new product development. In particular, Oliver addresses two broad questions:
- How does organizational design affect a firm’s ability to deal with complex (interdependent) decision problems?
- How does organizational design affect a firm’s ability to learn and adapt?
His research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Advances in Strategic Management, Journal of Management, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal, among others.
Oliver received a PhD in Business Economics from LMU Munich, an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, and an MS in Engineering Management from Portland State University. Prior to joining the University of Southern Denmark, he was a visiting scholar at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an Assistant Professor at LMU Munich.