Oliver Baumann


Oliver Baumann is a Professor with special responsibility at the Strategic Organization Design Unit and the Danish Institute for Advanced Study, University of Southern Denmark. His research focuses on how firms can organize for innovation and adaptation. In particular, he is interested in how firms can induce and structure effective search and learning processes.


His work has appeared in Organization Science and the Strategic Management Journal, among others.


Oliver received a Ph.D. in Business Economics from LMU Munich, a Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (M.Sc. in Business Engineering) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and an M.S. 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.


 For more information check Oliver's PURE profile.



University of Southern Denmark

Department of Marketing and Management

Campusvej 55

5230 Odense M



Phone: (+45) 6550 4433


Selected publications:

Baumann, O., Eggers, J.P. & Stieglitz, N. (2019). Colleagues and competitors: How internal social comparisons shape organizational search and adaptation. Administrative Science Quarterly.



Baumann, O., Schmidt, J. & Stieglitz, N. (2019). Effective Search in Rugged Performance Landscapes: A Review and Outlook. Journal of Management, 45, 1, 285-318.



Baumann, O. & Stieglitz, N. (2014). Rewarding Value-Creating Ideas in Organizations: The Power of Low- Powered Incentives.  Strategic Management Journal, 35(3): 358-375.



Baumann, O. & Siggelkow, N. (2013). Dealing with Complexity: Chunky vs. Incremental Search Processes. Organization Science, 24(1): 116-132.

DOI: 10.1287/orsc.1110.0729


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