Alexander Zimmermann

Alexander Zimmermann

Alexander Zimmermann

Prof. Dr.
Projectmanager Center for Organizational Excellence
University of Liechtenstein
Institute of Entrepreneurship
Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse
9490 Vaduz
Main Focuses
  • Growth
  • Business Model Transformation
  • Public Value Creation
Fields of research
  • Ambidexterity (Exploration & Exploitation)
  • Dynamic Capabilities
  • Organization Design
  • Strategic Processes
Education Alexander Zimmermann is Chaired Professor for Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the University of Liechtenstein. He holds a PhD and Habilitation from the University of St. Gallen, where is an associated member of the faculty for executive education.
Professional Career Besides his academic tasks, Prof. Zimmermann is an active coach and moderator for strategic and organizational processes and member of the advisory board of an international holding company. Prior to his PhD, Prof. Zimmermann has worked in the management consulting and consumer goods industries and collaborated in two start-ups.
Additional Information

His research was published in internationally renowned journals (e.g., Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review), in practice outlets (e.g., Harvard Business Manager, Journal for Leadership and Organization - zfo) as well as in books and case studies. Furthermore, Prof. Zimmermann regularly presents his work at international conferences and symposia.  

Recent publications include:

  • Linz, C., Müller-Stewens, G., & Zimmermann, A. 2017. Radical Business Model Transformation: Gaining the Competitve Edge in a Disruptive World. London: KoganPage.
  • Zimmermann, A., Raisch, S., & Cardinal, L. 2017. Managing Persistent Tensions on the Front-Line: A Configurational Perspective on Ambidexterity. Journal of Management Studies, 55(5): 739-769.  (FT 50, VHB: A)  
  • Birkinshaw, J., Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. 2016. How do Firms Adapt to Discontinuous Change?  Bridging the Dynamic Capabilities and Ambidexterity Perspectives. California Management Review, 58(4): 36-58. (FT 45 (until 2016), VHB: B)  
  • Zimmermann, A. Raisch, S., & Birkinshaw, J. 2015. How is Ambidexterity Initiated? The Emergent Charter Definition Process. Organization Science, 26(4): 1119-1139. (FT 50, VHB: A+)  
  • Zimmermann, A., Gomez, P., Probst, G., & Raisch, S. 2014. Creating Societal Benefits and Corporate Profits. MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring Issue, 18-21. (FT 50, VHB: C)