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Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D. University of Cambridge, Strategic Management
M.Phil. University of Cambridge, Management
Carsten Zimmermann is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of San Diego, California, USA. He is interested in questions that relate to the role of resources, ambidextrous practices, and capabilities in early-stage internationalization and innovation. Recently, his co-edited book on ‘Strategic Reconfigurations’ has been published at Edward Elgar.
Carsten Zimmermann holds Master and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK and has worked several years at the strategic management consultancies A.T. Kearney and Capgemini Consulting. There, Carsten was engaged in projects of revenue growth, strategic sourcing, and operational effectiveness in Germany, Hungary, Russia, and the United States of America.
Building upon this experience, Carsten has helped to establish and grow dedicated executive education workshops, industry panels, and tailored executive seminars. Over the past years, he has thus been involved in executive education for various organizations in diverse industries and across multiple business functions.
Recent awards include the Professor of Impact Awards 2009 and 2010, voted for by the combined University of San Diego MBA cohorts as well as the 2009 Capgemini TME Executive Education Award.
Selected Current Research
Journal Article, Academic Journal
Wetzker, R., Zimmerman, C., Bauckhage, C. (2010). Analyzing Social Bookmarking Systems: A del.icio.us Endeavor, International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining..
Breznitz, D., Zimmerman, C. (2008). The State as Strategic Manager? Challenge. 51(4), pp. 70-88..
Perols, J., Zimmerman, C., Kortmann, S. On the Relationship between Supplier Integration and Time-to-Market. Journal of Operations Management
Riedl, D., Kaufmann, L., Zimmerman, C., Perols, J. Reducing Uncertainty in Supplier Selection Decisions: Antecedents and Outcomes of Procedural Rationality. Journal of Operations Management
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Horn, M., Zimmerman, C. (2010). "How do Conflicting Corporate Governance Systems influence Radical Innovation? ’ in Wall, S. et al. (eds.) 'Strategic Reconfigurations’. Edward Elgar
Zimmerman, C., Zimmermann, P., Lange, D. (2009). “International Sourcing in European Telecommunications: Capability Development and Reconfiguration”, in "The Economics of Digital Markets”, Madden, G. and Cooper, R. (eds.), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Wall, S., Zimmerman, C., Klingebiel, R., Lange, D. (2010). Strategic Reconfigurations: Building Dynamic Capabilities in Rapid-Innovation-Based Industries. Edward Elgar
Zimmerman, C. (2011). “Telecommunications and Business Strategy. Richard A. Gershon, 2009, Routledge: New York.", Book Review, Telecommunications Policy. Forthcoming.
Kortmann, S., Perols, J., Zimmerman, C. (2012). Differentiation or Integration: Which Structural Mechanism Supports Which Type of Ambidexterity? . Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Prague 2012. Nominated for the
Kortmann, S., Perols, J., Zimmerman, C. (2012). Differentiation or Integration? Combining specific antecedents with organizational ambidexterity. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston 2012
Zimmermann, P., Kortmann, S., Kaufmann, L., Zimmerman, C. (2012). Developing Ambidexterity in the Purchasing Function: The Anteceding Role of Internal and External Integration. Strategic Management Society 2012 Annual International Conference, Prague, CZ..
Zimmerman, C., Kortmann, S., Perols, J., Fitza, M. (2011). Exploring the ‘Dynamics’ of Dynamic Capabilities: The Anteceding Role of Communal Culture. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Wetzker, R., Zimmerman, C., Bauckhage, C., Albayrak, S. (2010). I Tag, You Tag: Translating Tags for Advanced User Models. WSDM Conference (ACM).
Wunderlich, I., Horn, M., Zimmerman, C. (2008). “Can Dynamic Capabilities Explain Idiosyncrasies In Process Innovation? Comparative Case Insights on the Firm Institutional Level”, Strategic Management Society (SMS), Cologne.