Keyvan Vakili

Strategy scholar and former entrepreneur.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021. 


Founded a video game production company, which was acquired by Samsung Co. 


Winner of the Best Paper Award at the DRUID Conference in 2012. 


Explores how technological contexts contribute to the relationship between knowledge diversity and innovation outputs, how the external environment influences collaboration choice, and how inventors choose the areas in which they invest their efforts.


Assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, London Business School. Former entrepreneur and consultant who founded a video game production company acquired by Samsung.


“When Generalists Are Better Than Specialists and Vice Versa”, Harvard Business Review; 

Media picks


Organizing for innovation: A contingency view on innovative team configuration


“Valuable insights on the composition of innovative teams.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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