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Name  Teppo Felin

Role  Professor
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Teppo Felin (born 1970s) is a Professor of Strategy at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, known for his work on strategic management. His current research focuses on the nature of rationality, organisation design, aggregation and capabilities.


Life and work

Born in Helsinki, Finland, Felin obtained a Ph.D. from the David Eccles School of Business of the University of Utah.

After his graduation in 2005, he was appointed Associate Professor at the Marriott School of Management , BYU. In 2013 he was appointed Professor of Strategy at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He has been Visiting Professor at the Goizueta Business School of the Emory University in 2004-05, and at the Helsinki University of Technology in 2007. He is Co-Editor of the journal Strategic Organization and Associate Editor of Academy of Management Annals. His research has been published in Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Organization Science, PLOS ONE, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Erkenntnis, and other research outlets. In 2012 he edited a special issue on markets, aggregation and the wisdom of crowds (in the journal Managerial and Decision Economics) which included contributions from political scientist Scott E. Page, economist Bruno Frey, economist Nicolai J. Foss, economist Peter Leeson, social psychologist Steve Kozlowski, organizational scholar Margit Osterloh, physicist Claudio Castellano, biologist David Sumpter, sociologist Robb Willer, and many others.

In the early 2000s Felin Nicolai J. Foss and Peter Abell were engaged in research on the foundations of organizations and strategy, which resulted in the 2005 article "Strategic organization: A field in search of micro-foundations." He is doing research with biologist Stuart Kauffman on the emergence of novelty in economic settings. This work has recently been applied to the context of the United States Constitution and the problem of designing laws. This article received responses from Constitutional scholars Steven G. Calabresi and Sanford Levinson and Nobel Laureate Vernon L. Smith. He is also doing research with physicist and experimental psychologist Jan Koenderink and Joachim Krueger (Brown University) on the nature of rationality and perception. In 2015, Teppo Felin interviewed entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel at the University of Oxford.

Selected publications

Articles, a selection:

  • Felin, Teppo, and Nicolai J. Foss. "Strategic organization: A field in search of micro-foundations." Strategic organization 3.4 (2005): 441.
  • Felin, Teppo, and William S. Hesterly. "The knowledge-based view, nested heterogeneity, and new value creation: Philosophical considerations on the locus of knowledge." Academy of Management Review 32.1 (2007): 195-218.
  • King, Brayden G., Teppo Felin, and David A. Whetten. "Finding the organization in organizational theory: A meta-theory of the organization as a social actor." Organization Science 21.1 (2010): 290-305.
  • Felin, Teppo, and Todd R Zenger. "Closed or open innovation? Problem solving and the governance choice." Research Policy 43.5 (2014): 914-925.
  • References

    Teppo Felin Wikipedia

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