Research Team

Timo Sohl
Ph.D. (St. Gallen)

Timo is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School. Timo received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen in 2012. His research interests include corporate strategy and business models.

As part of the research team, one of his research projects examines performance implications of business model diversification. The aim is to better understand when and why operating multiple business models at the same time may lead to firm-internal conflicts that can decrease firm performance.

His work has been published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2011 and 2014.


Tom Vandebroek
Ph.D. Student (IESE)

Tom’s research interests go out to the ‘not fully economically rational agent’ and so relate to behavioral economics and behavioral strategy. The implications of behavioral ‘biases’ on optimal strategy are central to his research.

A main project he is currently involved in centers on the role of psychological pressure in competitive settings, with a particular focus on the setting of penalty shootouts in soccer.