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Saeed Khanagha is Assistant professor of Strategy at the department of Management and Organisation of VU Amsterdam and also a Senior researcher at Ericsson AB, Sweden. He obtained his PhD in 2015 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Dr. Khanagha has close collaborations with academic and industrial organizations, including having guest researcher positions at Rotterdam School of Management, Leeds University Business School, Ericsson, and Atos.


His research is broadly focused on understanding the factors that determine success of organization in adoption of emerging digital technologies at the individual, team, organization, and ecosystem levels, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative data methods including single case study, multiple cases studies, survey, and experimental design. His ongoing research mostly explores the different dimensions of strategizing for digital technologies, particularly digital platforms and ecosystems.

His research has been published in outlets such as Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, and R&D Management. He is currently serves as organizer and guest editor of a Long Range Planning special issue entitled Strategizing in a digital era. He has co-organized several events, including two extensions to SMS annual conferences in Stockholm(2015) and Amsterdam(2018) and three panel sessions, that bring practitioners and scholars together in interactive settings.


Saeed Khanagha has twice received prestigious Marie Curie Horizon 2020 grants, each 1.3 M Euro, and currently leads these projects. 

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Research Output 2013 2019

From hierarchies to markets: Transformation of corporate innovation at Ericsson

Su, N., Joshi, M. P. & Khanagha, S., Aug 2019.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

Cloud computing
Information systems

Productive organizational energy mediates the impact of organizational structure on absorptive capacity

Alexiou, A., Khanagha, S. & Schippers, M. C., 2019, In : Long Range Planning. 52, 2, p. 155-172

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

organizational structure
technological change

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

Are Managers Motivated to Explore in the Face of a New Technological Change? The Role of Regulatory Focus, Fit, and Complexity of Decision-Making

Ahmadi, S., Khanagha, S., Berchicci, L. & Jansen, J. J. P., 1 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Management Studies. 54, 2, p. 209-237 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Decision making
Technological change
Regulatory focus

Customer Co-Creation and Exploration of Emerging Technologies: The Mediating Role of Managerial Attention and Initiatives

Khanagha, S., Volberda, H. & Oshri, I., 1 Apr 2017, In : Long Range Planning. 50, 2, p. 221-242 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

customer ties
technological change
new technology