About Me

About Me

I am currently working as a lecturer (assistant professor) at Maynooth University in the Greater Dublin Area in Ireland.

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My Research

My Research

In my research I am analyzing real world phenomena with a particular focus on collaboration, networks, and innovation in knowledge intense industries.

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My Teaching

My Teaching

In my teaching I aim to enable students to develop their knowledge and their skills in the fields of organizational strategy as well as technology and innovation management.

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Paper Presentation “Big Pharma, Bad Science?” at AoM Conference

I presented the paper “Big pharma, bad science? An analysis of retractions in bio-medical journals” at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In this paper, I study the amount of and the reasons for retractions of bio-medical articles authored by firm researchers or sponsored by firms. The empirical analysis based on retractions in the bio-medical literature reveals that retractions of firm articles are quite rare. However, among the retracted firm publications fake data and questionable research are important reasons for retraction.

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Winner of STR and TIM Best Reviewer Awards

It is a great honor for me to receive again the Outstanding Reviewer Award of the Academy of Management’s Strategic Management Division (STR) and the Best Reviewer Award of the Technology and Innovation Management Division (TIM). Both divisions give these awards to a small group of reviewers who provided high quality and highly constructive feedback during the review process in preparation of this year’s Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

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Piece on “how to use LinkedIn more effectively”

I recently published a piece on RTÉ Brainstorm on “how to use LinkedIn more effectively.” The post summarizes some core ideas and research results of the social network literature for a non-academic audience. In particular, I argue that we need to think strategically about the structure of our professional networks depending on the objectives we would like to achieve. In any case, building up professional networks is a long-term endeavor that does not necessarily deliver immediate returns.

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New Publication in PLoS ONE

I am delighted to announce that our paper “Did relaxing clinical trial regulation enhance the stock of scientific knowledge in India? Not necessarily” co-authored by Carolin Häussler (University of Passau) has been published in PLoS ONE. By examining a change in clinical trial regulations in India, a country often viewed as a first-choice offshoring location, we study how the relaxation of clinical trial regulations affects the number and the type of clinical trials as well as the domestic scientific knowledge base. Based on trial data from ClinicalTrials.gov and data on associated publication activities, our empirical analysis suggests that, despite an […]

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PhD Workshop Social Network Analysis in Management Research

On September 04, 2018 I gave a PhD workshop on “Social Network Analysis in Management Research” at the University of Gothenburg. PhD students from the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship participated in this workshop. The workshop introduced PhD students to Social Network Analysis as a methodological approach for studying social relations among different types of actors and discussed the application of this approach in management research. A hands-on session introduced the participants to the network analysis software Pajek and enabled students to apply their knowledge of network measures acquired during the workshop.

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Board Member of the International Schumpeter Society

The general assembly of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS) has elected myself as member of the Board of Management. The general assembly was held during the 17th ISS Conference in Seoul, South Korea in July 2018. With several hundred members from across the globe the ISS aims to advance research in directions that are in the spirit of Joseph A. Schumpeter. Its members address research areas such as the dynamics of structural change, its origins and effects, the role of the dynamic entrepreneur, as well as technical change and innovation. Among other activities, the ISS organizes and supports […]

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Paper Presented at the 17th Schumpeter Society Conference

Recently I presented the project “Exploring Network Dynamics in Complex Fields of Science: Investigator Networks in Clinical Trials” at the 17th Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society. The conference was held at Seoul National University. The paper is a joint research project with Maureen McKelvey (University of Gothenburg) and Pablo D’Este (INGENIO). Focusing on collaborative relations among investigators in phase 2 clinical trials, we explore whether the mechanisms of preferential attachment, homophily or multi-connectivity drive the endogenous formation of ties to investigators with valuable knowledge in basic and clinical research.

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