Prof. Ph.D.

Tim Meyer

Assistant Professor

Tim Meyer is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of St.Gallen. His research focuses on how digital platforms and ecosystems affect the performance and competitive relationship of companies, and how digital platforms can orchestrate and benefit from the products that are made available on them. He studies these questions across various settings including financial services, hospitality, news media and automotive. He is also affiliated with the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FSI-HSG) that conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of finance, management and law.

Tim Meyer received his PhD in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University. Prior to his appointment at the University of St.Gallen, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO) of LMU Munich.

Tim Meyer joined the Institute of Management and Strategy as an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management in 2022. His research focuses on how digital platforms and ecosystems affect the performance and competitive relationship of companies, and how digital platforms can orchestrate and benefit from the products that are made available on them. He uses quantitative research methods to study these questions across various settings including financial services, hospitality, news media and automotive.

He is also affiliated with the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FSI-HSG) that conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of finance, management and law. As a member of this center, he studies digital platforms and ecosystems with a particular focus on the finance sector.

Tim Meyer received his PhD in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University and holds master’s degrees in engineering from RWTH Aachen and Tsinghua University. Prior to his appointment at the University of St.Gallen, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO) of LMU Munich.
He teaches both at the bachelor and master level. This includes courses on topics such as technology and innovation management or business strategy, as well as methods-related courses on data analytics or on the theory of science.

Education

  • 2019: Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management, Bocconi University
  • 2014: M.Sc. in Business Administration and Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2014: M.Sc. in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermal Physics, Tsinghua University
  • 2012: B.Sc. in Business Administration and Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Work Experience

  • Since 2022: Assistant Professor, Center for Financial Services Innovation & Institute of Management and Strategy, University of St.Gallen
  • 2021-2022: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO), LMU Munich School of Management
  • 2020: Data Science & Strategy Consultant, EY-Parthenon

Awards

  • 2022: Finalist, Best Proposal Award for Rigor in Research, Competitive Strategy Interest Group, SMS Annual Conference, London
  • 2022: Outstanding Reviewer Award, TIM Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle
  • 2019: Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston
  • 2018: Honorable Mention, Best Paper Prize Competition, SMS Special Conference on Sharing Strategies for the Connected World, Oslo

Articles in scientific journals

Cennamo, C.; Marchesi, C. and Meyer, T.: Two Sides of the Same Coin? Decentralized versus Proprietary Blockchains and the Performance of Digital Currencies. Academy of Management Discoveries, 6/3 (2020), 382-405.

Conference Proceedings

Meyer, T.; Kerkhof, A.; Cennamo, C. and Kretschmer, T. (2022): Competing for Attention on Information Platforms: The Case of News Outlets. SMS Annual Conference, London

Yilmaz, E. D.; Meyer, T. and Miric, M. (2022): What Drives Users to Go Beyond Mere Contribution? – The Role of Perceived Ownership. SMS Annual Conference, London

Meyer, T.; Kerkhof, A.; Cennamo, C. and Kretschmer, T. (2022): Competing for Attention on Information Platforms: The Case of News Outlets. SMS Special Conference on Governing Knowledge and Imagination in the Digital Era, Milan

Yilmaz, E. D.; Meyer, T. and Miric, M. (2022): What Drives Users to Go Beyond Mere Contribution? – The Role of Perceived Ownership. SMS Special Conference on Governing Knowledge and Imagination in the Digital Era, Milan

Cennamo, C.; Meyer, T. and Yilmaz, E. D. (2021): Peer-to-Peer Platforms and the Substitution of Incumbents’ Complementary Assets. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, virtual conference

Meyer, T. and Cennamo, C. (2019): For Which Incumbents Are Digital Platforms Really a Threat? – The Role of Asset Ownership. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings, Boston

Meyer, T. (2018): Incumbents’ Reactions to the Entry of Peer-To-Peer Platforms – Evidence from the Hotel Industry. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago

Meyer, T. and Cennamo, C. (2018): For Which Incumbents are Digital Platforms Really a Threat? – The Role of Asset Ownership. SMS Special Conference on Sharing Strategies for the Connected World, Oslo

Meyer, T. and Cennamo, C. (2018): For Which Incumbents are Digital Platforms Really a Threat? – The Role of Asset Ownership. Academy of Management Specialized Conference on Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy, Surrey