Carsten Zimmermann

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Carsten Zimmermann

Carsten Zimmermann
Assistant Professor of Management

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Phone | (619) 260-4852
Office | Olin Hall 324

    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/studies 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, the 2011 MBA Cohort Outstanding Professor Award, as well as the 2009 Capgemini TME Executive Education Award.

    Selected Current Research

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Perols, J., Zimmerman, C., Kortmann, S. (2013). On the Relationship between Supplier Integration and Time-to-Market. Journal of Operations Management, 31 (3), 153-167.

    Riedl, D., Kaufmann, L., Zimmerman, C., Perols, J. (2013). Reducing Uncertainty in Supplier Selection Decisions: Antecedents and Outcomes of Procedural Rationality. Journal of Operations Management, 31 (1-2), 24-36.

    Wetzker, R., Zimmerman, C., Bauckhage, C. (2010). Analyzing Social Bookmarking Systems: A Endeavor, International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining..

    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.

    Book, Scholarly-New

    Wall, S., Zimmerman, C., Klingebiel, R., Lange, D. (2010). eds. Strategic Reconfigurations: Building Dynamic Capabilities in Rapid-Innovation-Based Industries. Edward Elgar

    Book Review

    Zimmerman, C. (2011). “Telecommunications and Business Strategy. Richard A. Gershon, 2009, Routledge: New York.", Book Review, Telecommunications Policy. Forthcoming.