Nathan is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Strategy and Innovation. In his dissertation he studies the antecedents, processes, and consequences of individual-level cooperation under competitive conditions. First, his job market paper investigates how competition influences the effect of cooperation under competitive conditions on idea generation performance and explores how cooperation processes are shaped by competition. Second, the companion paper examines how competition influences an individual’s willingness to cooperate in the first place and reveals the drivers behind these decisions. Nathan mainly uses lab and online experiments as his methods of choice. He has presented his research, among others, at the SEI (Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation) consortium in 2020 and at the CCC (Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation) in Toronto in 2022.
Primary research areas
Individual-level cooperation under competitive conditions, innovation contests.
Christoph Grimpe; Marion Poetz; Nathan Rietzler; Florian Waldner / The Impact of Cooperation in Innovation Contests : Poison Pill, Placebo, or Tonic?. In: Proceedings of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Martin Murmann; Christoph Grimpe; Nathan Rietzler / Digitalization in Startups and the Proclivity to Professionalize : Ignorance is Bliss?. In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020 (Academy of Management Proceedings)