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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

- 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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Research Output 2011 2018

Embracing bewilderment: Responding to technological disruption in heterogeneous market environments

Khanagha, S., Zadeh, T., Mihalache, O. & Volberda, H. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Management Studies.

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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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

Advancing Management Innovation: Synthesizing Processes, Levels of Analysis, and Change Agents

Volberda, H. W., van den Bosch, F. & Mihalache, R. O. 2014 In : Organization Studies. 35, 9, p. 1245-1264

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