Lecturer in Strategy, Management Division

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G.32 Charles Thackrah


PhD, Business Administration and Management, Bocconi University, Italy

MSc, Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology, Bocconi University, Italy

BEng, Management Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey


Lecturer in Strategy, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK (2017 to present).

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Strategy, Technology, and Organization, LMU Munich, Germany (2016-2017).

I am a Lecturer in Strategy at LUBS. Prior to joining the Management Division at LUBS in 2017, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Strategy, Technology, and Organization (ISTO) in LMU Munich.

I am a member of the Academy of Management (AoM) and Strategic Management Society (SMS). I also act as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference and Reading Circle, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Information Economics and Policy.

Awards and Honors

Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of Academy of Management, Best Paper Finalist, August 2017.


My research interests lie at the intersections of the literatures on platform-based ecosystems, industrial and technological change, and organizational learning. In particular, I explore the impact of industrial and technological change (a) on the platform ecosystem, (b) on the firm, and (c) the antecedents of these changes. In all of my studies, I adopt an organizational learning and capability development perspective to explore the outcomes of industrial and technological change. My studies offer clear implications for platform and firm strategy and contribute to our knowledge of technology and innovation management.

Some questions I address in my research are the following: How does the change in a platform technology affect its innovation ecosystem? How do platform owners manage the challenges faced by their ecosystem members in adapting to a new technology? How do industry and technology life cycles moderate the relationship between experience and performance? How do unusually successful products create change in an industry? Which firms have the experience and capabilities to benefit from this change? 

Research Interests: Platform Ecosystems; Organizational Learning; Technological Change; Industry Evolution; Video Game Industry.


LUBS3070 Strategic Management

LUBS5980M Innovation Management in Practice


Programme Director of MSc in Global Innovation Management


Journal Articles

H. Ozalp & T. Kretschmer. (2018). Information, Experience and Imitation in Product Entry Decisions. Journal of Management Studies.

Cennamo, C., Ozalp, H., & Kretschmer, T. (in press). Platform Architecture and Quality Tradeoffs of Multihoming Complements. Information Systems Research.

Ozalp, H., and Cennamo, C., 2017. Platform Architecture, Multihoming and Complement Quality: Evidence from the U.S. Video Game Industry. Academy of Management Proceedings, forthcoming in Vol. 2017, No. 1.

Conference papers

Bigelow, L., Argyres, N., Nickerson, J., Ozalp, H. (2018) “Responding to an Innovation Shock: Platform Markets, Human Capital, and Comparative Adjustment Costs”, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, September 22-25.



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