Birgul Arslan
Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Birgul Arslan is assistant professor of Innovation Strategy at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Strategic Management from HEC Paris, France. Her research focuses on success factors in interorganizational collaboration. She is interested in how organizations collaborate in the context of grand challenges such as the Ebola outbreak and antibacterial resistance. Her research has been published in top-tier management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Management Studies. Birgul has professional experience in business intelligence consulting. She has experience in teaching strategic management and innovation strategy at MBA and executive MBA programs. She also designs innovation workshops for companies. She applies the principles of team-based learning and uses learning simulations in her teaching activities.


Academic (3)
  • Arslan, B., Vasudeva, G., & Hirsch, E. B. (2024). Public-Private and Private-Private Collaboration as Pathways for Socially Beneficial Innovation: Evidence from Antimicrobial Drug Development Tasks. Academy of Management Journal, 67(2), 554-582.

  • Arslan, B., & Tarakci, M. (2022). Negative Spillovers Across Partnerships for Responsible Innovation: Evidence from the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Journal of Management Studies, 59(1), 126-162.

  • Arslan, B. (2018). The interplay of competitive and cooperative behavior and differential benefits in alliances. Strategic Management Journal, 39(12), 3222-3246.

Academic (1)
  • Arslan, B., & Ariño, A. (2017). The Process of Cooperation in Strategic Alliances. In L. F. Mesquita, R. Ragozzino, & J. J. Reuer (Eds.), Collaborative Strategy: Critical Issues for Alliances and Networks (pp. 134-143). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Professional (1)
  • Arslan, B. (2020). Lessons learned but mistakes repeated. How Ebola can teach us to improve our COVID response. Digital or Visual Products, .

Professional (1)
  • Arslan, B., & Tarakci, M. (2020). How to Keep COVID-19 from Derailing Ongoing Partnerships. Web publication/site, Management Insights.