Dr. Ali Samei

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E-Mail: ali.samei@tum.de
Room: 2501
Office Hours: By appointment



Research Interests

  • Innovation Management
  • Upper Echelon Theory and the Role of TMT in Shaping Innovation
  • Behavioral Foundations of Innovation
  • Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Curriculum vitae

2020 Postdoctoral Researcher at Dr. Theo Schöller Chair of Technology and Innovation Management (Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel)
2018-2019  Visiting Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management (Host Supervisor: Professor Brian Silverman)
2014-2020 Ph.D. in Strategic Management at IESE Business School (Advisor: Professor Bruno Cassiman)
2011-2014  M.Sc. in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2004-2008 B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology

Awards & Scholarships 

  • Mobility Grant for "Doctor Internacional" Program, Caixa Bank,  2018
  • Best Reviewer Award, TIM Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Full Ph.D. Scholarship, IESE Business School, 2014-Present
  • 1st Place in Lake Poli School Competition, Politecnico di Milano, 2013
  • Premier Researcher in College Student Section, Markazi Province, Iran, 2008

Academic service

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Academy of Management Discoveries
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Industrial Corporate and Change Journal
  • Reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, STR and TIM Divisions, 2017 to 2020
  • Reviewer, Strategic Management Society Conference, London, 2020
  • Co-organizer, IESE Business School Brown Bag Seminar, 2016-2017
  • Tutor, Politecnico di Milano, 2014

Working Papers

Samei, A. “Consequences of Performance-related CEO Dismissal for Firm Innovation Outcomes”

Samei, A. & Klueter, T. “Performance Feedback, and New Product Innovations: The Role of CEO Financial Orientation”

Samei, A., Sadri, M., & Fallah, S. “The double-edged sword of corporate social responsibility: The relationship between peer dismissal and CEOs’ engagement in CSR”

Samei, A. & Fallah, S. “CEO Political Ideology and Innovation”

Farazi, M. S., Gopalakrishnan, S., Santoro, M. D., Samei, A. Raising Capital in Biopharma Alliances; Unraveling the Roles of Technological Depth and Breadth. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2019, No. 1) (Link to the abstract)