Dr Shahzad Ansari

Shahzad Ansari

Visiting Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Dr. Shahzad Ansari is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Visiting Research Associate at the Judge, Business School, University of Cambridge. He received his PhD, in December, 2004, titled; Essays on: “The Making of a Market - Resources, Technologies and Social Construction: Insights from Mobile Communications” as a Gates Cambridge Trust scholar from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His supervisors were Dr Kamal Munir and Professor Nelson Phillips. Shahzad was selected to attend the 42nd Annual International Achievement Summit in Washington, DC, where 200 outstanding students from 44 countries interacted with the world's leaders in public affairs, business, science and the arts. During his PhD he was involved in various Executive Education Programs and also worked as a researcher on a project studying the social dynamics of technological transformations, sponsored by the Cambridge-MIT Institute. Shahzad holds an M Phil, an MBA and a Bachelors degree in Engineering. He also has experience in the industry. He is currently involved in teaching International Business Strategy, Competition in an international context, Strategic Sourcing and International Trade.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship


Professional Publications

Work in Progress (4)

  • S.M. Ansari & P. Krop (2019). Incumbent Performance in the Face of a Radical Innovation: Towards a Framework for Incumbent Challenger Dynamics. To be revised and resubmitted to Research Policy. Research Policy.
  • S.M. Ansari, K. Munir & V. Rindova (2019). What lies beneath. The creation of value in the resource-based view. Presented at European Science Foundation (ESF) Exploratory Workshop on exploring symbolic value creation in organizations, Bocconi University, Milan September 6-9, 2007. In ?
  • S.M. Ansari & S.J.M. de Wever (2019). Price and value: 3G auctions from a psychological lens Presented in Academy of Management BPS 2006. In ?
  • S.M. Ansari & P.A.M. Vermeulen (2019). The challenges of transforming a public field. The Dynamics of institutional change and persistence in the field of childcare. Under second review in Organization Science. Organization Science.

Scholarly Publications (23)


Managing Innovation Strategically

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMME110
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Past courses

Strategy and international business

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM02SM
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Strategy and international business

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM02SM
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Strategy and international business

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BKM02SM
  • ECTS: 5