Dr. B. A. (Birgul) Arslan

Birgul Arslan
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2019

Birgul Arslan is assistant professor of Innovation Strategy at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Strategic Management from HEC Paris, France. Her research focuses on success factors in interorganizational collaboration. She is interested in how organizations collaborate in the context of grand challenges such as the Ebola outbreak and antibacterial resistance. Her research has been published in top-tier management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Management Studies. Birgul has professional experience in business intelligence consulting. She has experience in teaching strategic management and innovation strategy at MBA and executive MBA programs. She also designs innovation workshops for companies. She applies the principles of team-based learning and uses learning simulations in her teaching activities.


  • Academic (3)
    • Arslan, B., Vasudeva, G., & Hirsch, E. B. (Accepted/In press). Public-Private and Private-Private Collaboration as Pathways for Socially Beneficial Innovation: Evidence from Antimicrobial Drug Development Tasks. Academy of Management Journal. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2021.1260

    • Arslan, B., & Tarakci, M. (2022). Negative Spillovers Across Partnerships for Responsible Innovation: Evidence from the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Journal of Management Studies, 59(1), 126-162. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12607

    • Arslan, B. (2018). The interplay of competitive and cooperative behavior and differential benefits in alliances. Strategic Management Journal, 39(12), 3222-3246. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2731

  • Academic (1)
    • Arslan, B., & Ariño, A. (2017). The Process of Cooperation in Strategic Alliances. In L. F. Mesquita, R. Ragozzino, & J. J. Reuer (Eds.), Collaborative Strategy: Critical Issues for Alliances and Networks (pp. 134-143). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781783479580

  • Professional (1)
    • Arslan, B. (Author). (2020). Lessons learned but mistakes repeated. How Ebola can teach us to improve our COVID response. Digital or Visual Products, .

  • Professional (1)
    • Arslan, B. (Author), & Tarakci, M. (Author). (2020). How to Keep COVID-19 from Derailing Ongoing Partnerships. Web publication/site, Management Insights.

Innovation Management studies how organizations bring innovations to life successfully. A successful innovation involves all actions needed to generate creative ideas and to turn these into attractive new products, services, and business models. The Innovation Management group at RSM is a team composed of several ambitious international faculty whose research focuses on creativity, idea management, leadership in innovation, standardization, collaborative innovation, and innovation strategies. We also execute large research projects in collaboration with leading organizations on, for instance, horticulture innovation and in the creative industries. Our research is often empirical and applies both quantitative and qualitative methods. As a PhD candidate in our section, you can choose to join one or more of the projects described below or elaborate your own project. Supervisors can vary per paper that you are working on.

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