Ali Aslan Gümüsay, Dr.
Ali Aslan Gümüsay holds a dual appointment as Head of the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society Research Group at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Hamburg. He is also the principal investigator of the DFG network “Grand Challenges & New Forms of Organizing”.
Before, Ali was a DAAD PRIME Fellow and Lecturer at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He received his DPhil from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Prior to this, he worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.
At HIIG, Ali coordinates our projects related to digital innovation and entrepreneurship. This includes work on (social) digital entrepreneurship, platforms, AI, digital transformation, and open innovation. Ali’s own research consists of four streams: values, meaning & hybridity in entrepreneurial settings; grand challenges, innovation & new forms of organizing; societal complexity & engaged scholarship; and digitalization, AI & the future of work/leadership.
Journal articles and conference proceedings
Scheidgen, K., Gümüşay, A.A., Günzel-Jensen, F., Krlev, G., & Wolf, M. (2021). Crises and entrepreneurial opportunities: Digital social innovation in response to physical distancing. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 15. Publication details
Gümüşay, A.A. (2021). Crossing Boundaries: Connecting Religion and Paradox for Leadership and Organization Research. Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Organizational Paradox: Learning from Belief and Science, 73a, 95-112. DOI: 10.1108/S0733-558X2021000073a007 Publication details
Gümüşay, A.A., & Reinecke, J. (2021). Researching (for) desirable futures: How can we theorize what does not exist? Journal of Management Studies. Publication details
Gümüşay, A.A., Smets, M., & Morris, T. (2020). ‘God at Work’: Engaging Central and Incompatible Institutional Logics through Elastic Hybridity. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 63(1), 124 - 154. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2016.0481 Publication details
Gümüşay, A.A. (2020). The Plurality and Prevalence of the Religious Institutional Logic. Business & Society, 59:5, 855-880. DOI: 10.1177/0007650317745634 Publication details
Gümüşay, A. A., & Dobusch, L. (2020). This Is Not (Digital) Business as Usual – The universality of having to operate with limited in-person experiences is reducing the stigma often associated with online interactions. MIT Sloan Management Review. Publication details
Friederici, N., Meier, P., & Gümüşay, A. A. (2020). An opportunity for inclusion? Digital platform innovation in times of crisis. Pioneers Post. Publication details
Gümüşay, Ali Aslan (2019). Embracing religions in moral theories of leadership. Academy of Management Journal, 33(3), 292 - 306. DOI: 10.5465/amp.2017.0130 Publication details
Gümüşay, Ali Aslan; Bohné, Thomas (2018). Individual and organizational inhibitors to the development of entrepreneurial competencies in universities. Research Policy, 47(2), 363 - 378. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2017.11.008 Publication details
Gümüşay, Ali Aslan (2018). Commentary: Sharing is caring: From material to socio-material sharing. Academy of Management Discoveries, 4(3), 376 - 377. DOI: 10.5465/amd.2018.0083 Publication details
Gümüşay, Ali Aslan (2017). Unpacking entrepreneurial opportunities – an institutional logics perspective. Innovation: Organization & Management, 20(3), 209 - 222. DOI: 10.1080/14479338.2017.1404430 Publication details
Gümüşay, Ali Aslan (2015). Entrepreneurship from an Islamic Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 130(1), 199 - 208. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2223-7 Publication details
Book contributions and chapters
Gümüşay, A.A., & Smets, M. (2021). New Hybrid Forms and Their Liability of Novelty. In M.L. Besharov, & B.C. Mitzinneck (Eds.), Organizational Hybridity: Perpectives, Processes, Promises, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 69 (pp. 167-187). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/S0733-558X20200000069008 Publication details
Spanuth, A., & Gümüşay, A.A. (2021). Three ways social entrepreneurs work in conflict regions. Pioneers Post. Publication details
Lectures and presentationsEngaging Grand Challenges through a Transformative Institutional Logics Perspective.
VHB Conference 2020 (Session: Engaging Grand Challenges through a Transformative Institutional Logics Perspective). VHB, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: 20.03.2020
Ali Aslan GümüsayNovelty, Entrepreneurship & Organizational Hybridity
EGOS Colloquium. European Group for Organizational Studies. University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, UK: 04.07.2019
Ali Aslan GümüsayInstitutional Complexity; Grand Challenges & Social Entrepreneurship
78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management. Academy of Management, Chicago, USA: 10.08.2018
Ali Aslan GümüsayGrand Challenges & Organizational Hybridity
Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected. European Group for Organizational Studies. Estonian Business School, Tallin, Estland: 02.07.2018
Ali Aslan GümüsayInstitutional Theory & Logics
The Good Organization. 33rd EGOS Colloquium. European Group for Organizational Studies. Copenhagen Business School, Kopenhagen, Dänemark: 06.07.2017
Ali Aslan GümüsayReligion & Leadership; Institutional Logics, Organizational Resp. & Elastic Hybridity
Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management. Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA: 05.08.2016
Ali Aslan GümüsayInstitutional Logics, Organizational Responses and Elastic Hybridity
31st EGOS Colloquium. European Group for Organizational Studies. ALBA Graduate Business School, Athen, Griechenland: 02.07.2016
Ali Aslan GümüsayOMT & ODC Doctoral Consortia: Institutional Logics, Organizational Resp. & Elastic Hybridity
Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management. Academy of Management, Vancouver, Kanada: 07.08.2015
Ali Aslan GümüsayAcademic Entrepreneurship
29th EGOS Colloquium. European Group for Organizational Studies. HEC Montréal, Montréal, Kanada: 05.07.2013
Ali Aslan GümüsayAcademic entrepreneurship
80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy Of Management. Academy Of Management, Boston, USA: 03.08.2012
Ali Aslan Gümüsay
PanelsEntrepreneurship and Faith: A Diversity of Religious Perpectives
L.I.F.E. Research Conference 2021 – 1st Annual Research Conference on Faith and Entrepreneurship. Miami University, L.I.F.E. Research Lab. Online, Miami, USA: 08.04.2021 Further information
Ali Aslan GümüşayBrave new world?! Opportunities and challenges for sustainable development in the digital age
Gronen 2020 - All Systems go?! Sustainability in the Digital Age. Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment, Online, Portugal: 17.06.2020 Further information
Ali Aslan Gümüşay
Organisation of events“Commitment versus Compliance: Prioritizing, Compromizing, and the Development of Templates in Situations of Institutional Complexity”
MAN 910 – Area Management Seminar. 17.03.2021. University of Mannheim Business School, Mannheim, Germany (International) Further information
Ali Aslan GümüsayDoktorand*innen-Kolloquium IEG
16.07.2020. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (National)
Ali Aslan GümüsayGrand Challenges and New Forms of Organizing
36th EGOS Colloquium - Organising for a Sustainable Future: Responsibility, Renewal & Resistance. From 02.07.2020 to 03.07.2020. EGOS, Online, Germany (International) Further information
Ali Aslan GümüsayEntrepreneurship and Innovation for the Common Good
Collaborative Open Course for Master Programs in Business Administration, Management and Organisation Studies. 16.04.2020. Organising in Times of Crisis, Online, Austria (International) Further information
Ali Aslan Gümüsay‘God at Work’: Engaging Central and Incompatible Institutional Logics through Elastic Hybridity
07.01.2020. Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (National) Further information
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NominationsIGP Jury des BMWi.
Ali Aslan GümüsayMember: DFG Scientific Network "Strategizing in a Digital Economy".
Ali Aslan GümüsayMember of DFG Network Digital Strategizing.
Ali Aslan GümüşayBoard Member: Exhibition at Altonaer Museum.
Ali Aslan GümüsayPrincipal Investigator: DFG Network “Grand Challenges & New Forms of Organizing”.
Ali Aslan GümüsayMember of the scientific organizing committee: European Group for Organizational Studies, University Hamburg.
Ali Aslan GümüsayBoard member: AIWG, University of Frankfurt.
Ali Aslan GümüsayBoard member: The Concordia Forum.
Ali Aslan Gümüsay
„Eigene Werte nicht verstecken“ (17.07.2021). Profil