Fathiro Putra

Fathiro Putra


I am a Marie-Sklodowska Curie PhD research fellow working on Complex and Open Innovation for Networked Society (COINS) project. This project is an EU funded research project based on a strategic partnership between the University of Leeds and Ericsson AB. 

My PhD research revolves around Strategy for an established firm to innovate in emerging businesses based on new technology. Specifically, my study investigates the strategic response of an established telecommunication firm towards the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) industry. My first research project aims to uncover the strategic tensions in exploring emerging businesses faced by an established firm and the related strategy to resolve the tensions. In the second study, I investigate the transformation strategy towards a platform business model by an established firm with a linear business model. Finally, in the third study, I investigate the role of design thinking as a method to innovate in emerging businesses. I apply a longitudinal field-based case study to build a grounded theoretical model for each study. 

I have presented the preliminary findings of my research in leading peer-review academic conferences including the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, DRUID, and European Group for Organization Studies colloquium.


PhD (Cand.) in Innovation Management, University of Leeds, UK

MSc in Innovation Management, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands  

BSc in Engineering Management, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Research interests

Innovation Management 

Emerging Technologies

Exploration Strategy

Platform Business Model

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Technology Innovation and Engagement