Imperial College London


Business School

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy



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Christian Hampel is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial he completed his PhD in Management Studies at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School and was a Research Fellow (postdoctoral researcher) at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. He also was a visiting pre-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Christian’s research interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship and organisation theory. In particular, he focuses on how new ventures experience and manage social evaluations (e.g., stigma, legitimacy, identification) as they grow. His dissertation was one of three finalists for the 2017 Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Christian currently teaches entrepreneurship and social innovation at master's and MBA level.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hampel CE, Tracey P, Weber K, 2019, The art of the pivot: How new ventures manage identification relationships with stakeholders as they change direction, Academy of Management Journal, ISSN:0001-4273

Cornwell TB, Howard-Grenville J, Hampel C, 2018, The Company You Keep: How an Organization's Horizontal Partnerships affect Employee Organizational Identification, Academy of Management Review, ISSN:0363-7425

Hampel CE, Tracey P, 2017, How Organizations Move from Stigma to Legitimacy: The Case of Cook's Travel Agency in Victorian Britain, Academy of Management Journal, Vol:60, ISSN:0001-4273


Hampel C, Lawrence TE, Tracey P, 2017, Institutional Work: Taking Stock and Making it Matter, SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism (2nd ed.)., Editor(s): Greenwood, Oliver, Lawrence, Meyer, SAGE, Pages:558-590

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