Torsten Schmid
University of St. Gallen

Torsten is Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). In his research, he combines an interest in long-term strategic change processes at large corporations with a passion for practice-based theories and methods. His roots in strategy process research are reflected in research on the role of middle managers in strategy process together with Steven Floyd and Bill Wooldridge (published, among others, in Journal of Management), and, in recent research on the strategic renewal of incumbents in the context of ecosystem emergence (in collaboration with Joachim Stonig und Günter Müller-Stewens, colleagues from the University of St. Gallen, this work won the Best Paper Proposal Price of the Strategy Process Interest Group at the SMS annual conference 2018). Torsten's passion for a practice lens finds its expression in a still on-going, longitudinal study of the strategic transformation of a world-leading aviation group (in collaboration with Martha Feldman) as well as in research on the use of qualitative methods in strategy research (in collaboration with Jane Le). Given these two lines of interests, Torsten aims for building bridges between process and practice research in strategic management to inform both academic discourse and managerial practice.