Markus Reitzig

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Markus Reitzig (born 1972) is a German organizational scientist, and professor of Strategic Management at the University of Vienna, where he has served as subject area chair since the group’s establishment in 2012.[1] He is best known for his research on the strategic management of corporate innovation, and for his studies on the design of new organizational forms.


Reitzig received a B.Sc. degree (“Vordiplom”) in chemistry from the University of Constance in 1994 and a M.Sc. degree in chemistry (“Diplom-Chemiker”) from the University of Kiel in 1998. During his studies in law and chemistry he also visited Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS Rome) and UC San Diego. In 2001 he completed his M.B.R. at the University of Munich, and he attained his PhD in business economics from the same university in 2002. He spent part of his PhD studies as a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley. Reitzig’s studies were supported by scholarships from the Bayer Studienstiftung and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).[2] In 2002 he became assistant professor at the Copenhagen Business School, where from 2004 to 2006 he worked as a tenured associate professor for Strategic Management. During this period, he was both a visiting associate professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) (in 2004 and 2005) and a visiting researcher at the Deutsche Bundesbank (2004 and 2005). From 2006 through 2012, Reitzig worked as an assistant professor for Strategic Management at the London Business School in England. In 2012, he assumed his current position at the University of Vienna. In 2014, he also spent time as a visiting professor at INSEAD Business School, teaching on their Singapore Campus.

Reitzig published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as in practitioner magazines, and he has served on the editorial boards of journals such as the Strategic Management Journal (2013-), Organizational Science (2014-), and the Journal of Organization Design (2015-). He has received or been nominated for several awards for his research,[3] has received or been a finalist for diverse competitive research grants, and is listed at the "Handelsblatt Ranking", which analyses the research of 2,100 business studies academics across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.[4] Amongst other press interviews,[5] 2016 saw his appearance at the TEDEx talk in Kufstein, Austria.[6]


  • “Corporate Hierarchy and Vertical Information Flow within the Firm - a Behavioral View,” Strategic Management Journal, 36/13 2015, 1979–1999 (with Maciejovsky, B.).[7]
  • “What's 'New' about New Forms of Organizing?,” Academy of Management Review, 39/2 2014, 162-180 (with Puranam, P. and Alexy, O.).[8]
  • “On Sharks, Trolls, and Their Patent Prey – Unrealistic Damage Awards and Firms’ Strategies of ‘Being Infringed’”, Research Policy, 36/1 2007, 134‐154 (with Henkel, J. and Heath, C.).[9]
  • Managing the Business Risks of ‘Open’ Innovation, McKinsey Quarterly, Winter 2012, 17-21 (with Alexy, O.).[10]
  • Smart Idea Selection – Is Your Company Choosing the Best Innovation Ideas? Sloan Management Review, Summer 2011, 47-52.[11]
  • Big Picture – Patent Sharks, Harvard Business Review, June 2008, 129-133 (with Henkel, J.).[12]


  1. ^ "Antrittsvorlesung von Markus Reitzig". uni (in German). Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Strategic Management Subject Area-Chair Professor Reitzig » CV". Strategic Management Subject Area-Chair Professor Reitzig » Home. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Show". FWF Project Finder - Auswahlmaske. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Handelsblatt BWL-Ranking 2014 - Lebenswerk". Handelsblatt Online (in German). Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Start-ups: Wovon Erfolg und Misserfolg abhängen". (in German). 8 April 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  6. ^ "TEDxFHKufstein". 25 June 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  7. ^ Reitzig, Markus; Maciejovsky, Boris (1 December 2015). "Corporate hierarchy and vertical information flow inside the firm—a behavioral view". Strat. Mgmt. J. 36 (13): 1979–1999. doi:10.1002/smj.2334.
  8. ^ Puranam, Phanish (26 June 2013). "Mobile". AOM Reviews. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  9. ^ "On sharks, trolls, and their patent prey—Unrealistic damage awards and firms' strategies of "being infringed"". EconBiz. 8 May 2003. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  10. ^ Alexy, Oliver; Reitzig, Markus (20 September 2011). "Managing the business risks of open innovation". McKinsey & Company. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Is Your Company Choosing the Best Innovation Ideas?". Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  12. ^ Henkel, Joachim; Reitzig, Markus (1 May 2008). "Patent Sharks". Harvard Business Review. Retrieved 3 March 2017.

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