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Dr. Oli Mihalache is Associate Professor of International Business. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Commerce and Finance from University of Toronto (2006) and MPhil and PhD in Strategic Management degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2009 & 2012).


His research focuses on trying to understand how companies can improve their innovative abilities. To this end, his research considers particularly the role of the international context and top management team processes. His research is published top academic outlets such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal.

Oli acts as Associate Editor for European Management Review journal, is on the editorial board of Journal of Business Research,  and reviews on an ad-hoc basis for Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies.


Dr. Mihalache is the coordinator of the International Management specialization of the Master in Business Administration and teaches the graduate course on International Management. The course discusses state-of-the-art academic research as well as practical tools managers can employ to make these decisions.

Prizes and Awards

- Teacher Talent Award for the School of Business & Economics at VU Amsterdam (2017-2018)

- Best Qualitative Paper Award from the International Management Division at the Academy of Management 2015)

- Best paper in Strategy from European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) (2015)

- Best Dissertation Award from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2013)

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Industry Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2011 2020

Getting the most out of offshoring: Developing cross-cultural competencies

Mihalache, O. & Mihalache, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Organizational Dynamics.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Embracing Bewilderment: Responding to Technological Disruption in Heterogeneous Market Environments

Khanagha, S., Ramezan Zadeh, M. T., Mihalache, O. R. & Volberda, H. W., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Management Studies. 55, 7, p. 1079-1121 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Cloud computing
Market environment

A decisional framework of offshoring: Integrating insights from 25 years of research to provide direction for future

Mihalache, R. O. & Mihalache, M., 2016, In : Decision Sciences. 47, 6, p. 1103-1149

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Decision making
Systematic review

A socio-psychological perspective on team ambidexterity: The contingency role of supportive leadership behaviors

Jansen, J. J. P., Kostopoulos, K. C., Mihalache, R. O. & Papalexandris, A., 2016, In : Journal of Management Studies. 53, 6, p. 939-965

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Drug products
Leadership behavior

Organizational ambidexterity and sustained performance in the tourism industry

Mihalache, M. & Mihalache, R. O., 2016, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 56, January, p. 142-144

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Best Dissertation Award

R.O. Mihalache (Recipient), 2013


Best Paper in Strategy

R.O. Mihalache (Recipient), 2015


Best Student Paper in Strategy

R.O. Mihalache (Recipient), 2011


Teacher Talent Award

R.O. Mihalache (Recipient), 2018