Murat Tarakci is an Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Erasmus School of Economics. Murat’s research focuses on creativity and innovation in strategy process. In particular, he examines what motivates managers’ search for new strategic initiatives, and how managerial power and leadership affect strategy process. His research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies, and has been featured in popular media outlets including Financial Times and Harvard Business Review.