Dmitry Sharapov joined Imperial College Business School in 2012 after completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge and is an Associate Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy.
Dmitry's research interests lie at the intersections of the literatures on competitive strategy, innovation management, and decision-making under uncertainty. His research, which has been published in outlets including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy, aims to improve our understanding of (1) the antecedents, processes, and consequences of organizations imitating one another, (2) the inventive process and how organizations select which novel ideas to support, and (3) strategy in business ecosystems. Empirical settings for exploring these questions include large multinational technology companies, smartphone application markets, the US movie industry, and the America's Cup World Series sailing competition.
Dmitry is on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Discoveries and the Journal of Management. He is a member of the Research Committee of the Strategy (STR) Division of the Academy of Management and a guest editor of an Academy of Management Discoveries Special Research Forum: A Whole Different Ball Game - Exploring the Modern Organizational Context Through the Lens of Sport (initial submission window: 1 December 2022 to 1 January 2023).
Dmitry teaches Entrepreneurship and Corporate Strategy, and has also taught and coached on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship summer school.
Sharapov D, Ross J-M, 2023, Whom should a leader imitate? Using rivalry-based imitation to manage strategic risk in changing environments, Strategic Management Journal, Vol:44, ISSN:0143-2095, Pages:311-342
Uzunca B, Sharapov D, Tee R, 2022, Governance rigidity, industry evolution, and value capture in platform ecosystems, Research Policy, Vol:51, ISSN:0048-7333, Pages:1-15
Sharapov D, MacAulay SC, 2022, DESIGN AS AN ISOLATING MECHANISM FOR CAPTURING VALUE FROM INNOVATION: FROM CLOAKS AND TRAPS TO SABOTAGE, Academy of Management Review, Vol:47, ISSN:0363-7425, Pages:139-161
et al., 2021, Using the Shapley value approach to variance decomposition in strategy research: Diversification, internationalization, and corporate group effects on affiliate profitability, Strategic Management Journal, Vol:42, ISSN:0143-2095, Pages:608-623
et al., 2019, Lifting the veil: using a quasi-replication approach to assess sample selection bias in patent-based studies, Strategic Management Journal, Vol:40, ISSN:0143-2095, Pages:230-252