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Timo Sohl

Timo Sohl

Ramon y Cajal Researcher
Core Faculty

Timo Sohl is a Ramón y Cajal Research Professor (Investigador RyC) at UPF Barcelona School of Management. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of St. Gallen and graduated in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. Before joining UPF, he was a postdoctoral researcher at IESE Business School and a visiting researcher at Texas A&M University.

His research focuses on corporate strategy and examines decisions around a firm’s boundaries and profile of business lines. His work has been published or is forthcoming in leading academic journals, such as Management ScienceStrategic Management Journal, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and has been awarded several prizes...

  • Business & Management Strategy

  • Doctor, Social and Legal Sciences, Business Administration and Management
  • Master Of Science, Social and Legal Sciences, Economics, management and health sciences
  • Graduate, Social and Legal Sciences, Business and Health Sciences


  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master in Human Resources, Labor Relations and Talent Management

  • Core Faculty - UPF Barcelona School of Management

Actividad Investigadora y transferencia

  • SOHL, T., FOLTA, T. B. (2024). Do firms proactively build internal markets for redeployment? Evidence from a natural experiment. Management Science.
  • SOHL, T., HAMELIN, A., FITZA, M. A. (2024). A resource dependence perspective on the business group effect in developed markets: Evidence from Western Europe. European Management Review.
  • SOHL, T., MCCANN, B. T., VROOM, G. (2022). Business model diversification: Demand relatedness, entry sequencing, and curvilinearity in the diversification-performance relationship. Long Range Planning.
  • SOHL, T., FOLTA, T. B. (2021). Market exit and the potential for resource redeployment: Evidence from the global retail sector. Strategic Management Journal.
  • SOHL, T., FOLTA, T. B. (2021). Declining Markets, Resource Specificity, and Redeployment Decisions. Strategic Management Review.
  • SOHL, T., VROOM, G., MCCANN, B. T. (2020). Business model diversification and firm performance: A demand-side perspective. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
  • SOHL, T., VROOM, G., FITZA, M. A. (2020). How Much Does Business Model Matter for Firm Performance? A Variance Decomposition Analysis. Academy of Management Discoveries.
  • OH, C. H., SOHL, T., RUGMAN, A. (2015). Regional and product diversification and the performance of retail multinationals. Journal of International Management.
  • SOHL, T., VROOM, G., MCCANN, B. T. (2024). Managing a business model portfolio: An empirical analysis of organizational conflicts and solutions.. Nova Science Publishers, Inc..
  • SOHL, T., VROOM, G. (2017). Mergers and acquisitions revisited: The role of business model relatedness. Emerald, Bingley, Gran Bretaña.
  • SOHL, T., RUDOLPH, T. (2013). Formatdiversifikation: Strategien und Erfolgswirkung. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • SOHL, T., FOLTA, T. B. (2022). Diversifying Entry, Resource Relatedness, and Redeployability: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2022 (1). doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2022.12016abstract.
  • DICKLER, T. A., SOHL, T. (2022). Resource Redeployment: Advances, Challenges, and Future Research. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2022(1). doi:https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2022.11973symposium.
  • SOHL, T., MCCANN, B. T., VROOM, G. (2021). The Transmission of Economic Shocks in Multi-Divisional Firms. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2021 (1), 11621. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2021.11621abstract.
  • SOHL, T., FOLTA, T. (2021). Property Transfer Tax, Resource Redeployability, and Related Diversification: Evidence from Multiunit Chains. Strategic Management Society.
  • SOHL, T., FOLTA, T. (2020). Market Exit and the Potential for Resource Redeployment: Evidence from the Global Retail Sector. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020 (1), 16601. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2020.16601abstract.
  • SOHL, T., MCCANN, B. T., VROOM, G. (2020). The Transmission of Economic Shocks in Multi-Divisional Firms: A Capabilities-Based View. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020 (1), 16591. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2020.16591abstract.
  • DICKLER, T. A., FOLTA, T., SOHL, T., OTROS , O. (2019). Resource Redeployment and Corporate Strategy. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019 (1), 12810. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2019.12810symposium.
  • SOHL, T., FOLTA, T. B. (2019). Regulatory impediments and the redeployability of physical assets: Implications for investment decisions. Wharton Corporate Strategy and Innovation Conference, United States of America.
  • SOHL, T., VROOM, G., MCCANN, B. T. (2018). Performance Implications of Business Model Diversification: The Role of Demand Conditions. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018 (1), 11998. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2018.11998abstract.
  • SOHL, T. (2018). Resource Redeployment Among Siblings: Evidence from the Global Retail Sector. Strategic Management Society.
  • SOHL, T., VROOM, G., MCCANN, B. (2017). Business Model Diversification and Firm Performance. Academy of Management Proceedings.
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  • SOHL, T., BURGUETE, V., TORRENS, L. (2014). Foreign direct investment in Barcelona: A city focused on growth. Ajuntament de Barcelona, Barcelona, España.
  • SOHL, T., VROOM, G., MCCANN, B. T. (2019). La diversificación de los modelos de negocio: cómo lograr que múltiples modelos funcionen en su empresa. Harvard Deusto, España.
  • SOHL, T., SAUERESSIG, W. (2009). Development and deployment of brand protection strategies for China. Marketing Review St. Gallen (formerly: Thexis).