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Andreas Distel is Assistant Professor at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He received his PhD in Management from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. His research focuses on the micro-foundations and effects of firms’ strategic adaptation, corporate entrepreneurship, and open innovation. He is specifically interested in how entrepreneurial managers and knowledge workers contribute to an organization’s capabilities to innovate and respond to environmental changes. He applies primarily quantitative methods to analyze data from various sources (e.g., survey data, large scale employee-employer data or text-based data) at multiple levels. His work has been published in the Journal of Management and the Journal of International Business Studies.


Academic (5)
  • Grimpe, C., Sofka, W., & Distel, A. P. (2022). SME participation in research grant consortia—the emergence of coordinated attention in collaborative innovation. Small Business Economics, 59(4), 1567-1592.

  • Distel, A., Sofka, W., de Faria, P., Preto, MT., & Ribeiro, AS. (2022). Dynamic capabilities for hire – How former host-country entrepreneurs as MNC subsidiary managers affect performance. Journal of International Business Studies, 53(4), 657-688.

  • Beck, S., Bergenholtz, C., Bogers, M., Brasseur, TM., Conradsen, ML., Di Marco, D., Distel, A., Dobusch, L., Dörler, D., Effert, A., Fecher, B., Filiou, D., Frederiksen, L., Gillier, T., Grimpe, C., Gruber, M., Haeussler, C., Heigl, F., Hoisl, K., ... Xu, SM. (2022). The Open Innovation in Science research field: a collaborative conceptualisation approach. Industry and Innovation, 29(2), 136-185.

  • Distel, A., Grimpe, C., Körner, S., Landhäusser, M., & Poetz, M. (2021). Measuring the Innovation Impact of Scientific Research: Exploring the Potentials of AI. Academy of Management Proceedings.

  • Distel, A. (2019). Unveiling the microfoundations of absorptive capacity: A study of Coleman’s bathtub model. Journal of Management, 45(5), 2014-2044.


Organizing for technological transformation

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BMME136
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Research Clinic

  • Study year: 2023/2024
  • Code: BMRCSE-SM
  • Level: Master

Corporate Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BMSE04
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Past courses

Research training/bachelor thesis

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BKBBTH
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master