Dr. Josua Oll


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Dr. Josua Oll


Research focus

  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Markets
  • Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation


Dr. Josua Oll joined the Management Research Group at the University of Oldenburg as a postdoc in July 2019. His research focuses on strategic management in the context of financial markets, sustainability, and digital transformation. Specifically, he investigates three overarching questions: (1) How do variables at the individual level (e.g., attention, values) affect decision-making in the context of (corporate) strategy? (2) How do environmental discontinuities (e.g., climate change, digitalization, ESG factors) affect firm strategies? (3) How can experimental research methods be used to advance management research? In his empirical work, Dr. Oll draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods and focuses on the financial, energy, and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors.

Dr. Oll’s research has been published in leading journals, such as Business & Society, Organization & Environment, or Organizational Research Methods. His doctoral dissertation on the topic of Socially Responsible Investment was awarded the Dr. Walter Kapaun Study Prize 2020. At the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting 2020 and 2023, his submissions were judged as one of the best papers in the program by the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) and the Strategic Management (STR) Division, respectively. At the AoM Annual Meeting 2020, he was also selected as one of the ONE Division’s best reviewers. Dr. Oll is co-author of the teaching case study “The Case for Divestment: Rockefellers’ Fortune?“, winner of the oikos Case Writing Competition (Sustainable Finance Track) in 2016.

Dr. Oll was a research associate at the Chair of Capital Markets and Management at the University of Hamburg and completed his PhD in Management with honors in 2019. During his time as a PhD candidate, he also visited the Markets, Organization and Behavior Research Group at the University of Southern Denmark. Prior to his PhD, he earned a MA in Sustainability Management and Economics from the University of Kassel, a MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews, and a BSc in Economics from Maastricht University. Dr. Oll gained practical experience at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, and Commerzbank’s Corporate Responsibility department.

Selected Publications

Oll, J., Freund, S., Hoppmann, J. (2023): All Tied Up? How Shareholders’ Financial and Non-Financial Interests Affect Strategic Divestitures. Academy of Management Proceedings("Best Paper"), doi: 10.5465/AMPROC.2023.237bp

Baur D.G., Oll J. (2022): "Bitcoin investments and climate change: A financial and carbon intensity perspective", Finance Research Letters, 47, 102575.

Oll J., Meißner M., Bassen A. (2020): "Goal-Driven and Stimulus-Driven Attention in Sustainable Investing: An Eye-Tracking Experiment", Academy of Management Proceedings, 18037. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2020.211

Meißner M., Oll J. (2019): “The Promise of Eye-Tracking Methodology in Organizational Research: A Taxonomy, Review, and Future Avenues”, Organizational Research Methods 22(2), 590-617. doi: 10.1177/1094428117744882

Baur D.G., Oll J. (2019): “From Financial to Carbon Diversification: The Potential of Physical Gold”, Energy Economics 81, 1002-1010. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.06.003

Bassen A., Gödker K., Lüdeke-Freund F., Oll J. (2019): “Climate Information in Retail Investors’ Decision-Making: Evidence From a Choice Experiment”, Organization & Environment 32(1), 62-82. doi: 10.1177/1086026618771669

Oll J., Rommerskirchen S. (2018): “What's Wrong with Integrated Reporting? A Systematic Review”, Sustainability Management Forum 26(1-4), 19-34. doi: 10.1007/s00550-018-0475-x

Oll J., Hahn R., Reimsbach D., Kotzian P. (2018): “Tackling Complexity in Business and Society Research: The Methodological and Thematic Potential of Factorial Surveys”, Business & Society 57(1), 26-59. doi: 10.1177/0007650316645337




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