Past Education

  • PhD Candidate, INSEAD Singapore, 2014-2015
  • Visiting PhD Candidate, Rotman, University of Toronto, 2014-2015
  • Visiting PhD Candidate, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • MSc, Management research, INSEAD Fontainebleau / Singapore, 2013
  • MBA, IESE, 2006 / Columbia Business School, 2005 (visiting)
  • Master in Management, HEC Paris, 2003 / Anderson, UCLA, 2002 (visiting)
  • BSc, International trade, University of Economics Prague, 2000

Selected Awards and Honours

  • Ivey Faculty Annual Retreat Best Research Poster Award (2016)
  • Ivey Business School Plan for Excellence Doctoral Scholarship (2015-2017)
  • Strategy Research Foundation Dissertation Scholar Award (2014-2016)
  • INSEAD Doctoral Fellowship (2011-2015)
  • Wharton-INSEAD Alliance, several research grants (2013-2015)
  • IESE Alumni Association Merit Scholarship (2004-2006)
  • HEC Paris French Government Merit Scholarship (2000-2003)
  • University of Economics Prague Academic Excellence Scholarship (1998)

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • Necas, Z. Dynamic Corporate Innovation Capability, Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Banff, Canada, June 2-4, 2017
  • Necas, Z. The Effect of Hierarchy on Individual Ideation Performance, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 17-20, 2016
  • Necas, Z., Schotter, A. The Corporate Innovation Function, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, August 5-9, 2016
  • Necas, Z. Corporate Level Effects on Innovation, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Denver, CO, USA, October 3-6, 2015
  • Necas, Z. Corporate Level Effects on Innovation, Wharton-INSEAD Doctoral Consortium, Philadelphia, PA, USA, September 30-October 2, 2015
  • Necas, Z. Sustaining Independence: Global Airline Alliances vs. Global Airline Challengers, Wharton-INSEAD Doctoral Consortium, Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 2-4, 2013
  • Necas, Z. Sustaining Independence: Global Airline Alliances vs. Global Airline Challengers, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, September 28-October 1, 2013
  • Necas, Z. From strategic to cognitive ambiguity: Role of managerial cognitive heterogeneity in multidivisional firm’s adaptation to environmental shocks, European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, July 4-6, 2013
  • Necas, Z. Organizational Adaptation to Discontinuous Changes in Competitive Environment: MNCs vs. EMNCs, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, October 6-9, 2012

Invited Doctoral Consortia

  • Strategic Management Society Annual Conference in Berlin, Strategy Research Foundation Dissertation Poster Presentation (2016)
  • Academy of Management Annual Conference in Anaheim, International Management Division Doctoral Consortium (2016)
  • Academy of International Business Annual Conference in New Orleans, Doctoral Consortium (2016)
  • Strategic Management Society Annual Conference in Denver, Strategy Research Foundation Dissertation Scholar Doctoral Consortium (2015)
  • INSEAD Corporate Strategy Camp in Fontainebleau organized by Phanish Puranam (2015)
  • Academy of Management Annual Conference in Vancouver, Technology & Innovation Management Division Doctoral Consortium (2015)
  • Strategic Research Initiative Inaugural PhD Boot Camp in New York organized by Joanne Oxley (2014)
  • Strategic Management Society Special Conference in Mohali, Doctoral Consortium (2013)
  • Wharton Mack Institute for Innovation Management Emerging Scholar Workshop on Evolutionary Perspectives in Management organized by Dan Levinthal (2013)
  • Strategic Management Society Special Conference in Singapore, Doctoral Consortium (2012)

Teaching

Instructor

  • Ivey Business School, Western University. Guest Lecturer, Corporate Strategy, MBA Elective, Winter 2017
  • Delta Partners Group, Management Consulting. Instructor in Finance and Strategy MBA level courses taught to junior consultants (2009 - 2011)
  • TACA International Airlines, Strategy and Business Development Group. Instructor in Finance, Strategy and Career Development MBA level courses taught to junior consultants (2006 - 2008)
  • El Salvador, Public Elementary School System. English Instructor for children from disadvantaged communities (2006 - 2007)

Teaching Assistant

  • Ivey Business School, Western University. Corporate Strategy taught by Professor Glenn Rowe, MBA Elective, Winter 2017
  • INSEAD Singapore. Mergers & Acquisitions, Alliances and Corporate Strategy taught by Professor Phanish Puranam, MBA Elective, Spring 2015, Winter 2015, Spring 2014, Winter 2014, Spring 2013
  • INSEAD Singapore. Power and Politics taught by Professor Jarrett Spiro, MBA Elective, Fall 2013

Case Studies

  • Necas, Z., Huy, Q. (2014). INGLOT: Conquering the World. INSEAD Case Publishing #05-2014/6028 (teaching case) / #04-2014/6028 (teaching note)

Academic Service

  • Chair, Structure, Coordination, and Innovation session, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference in Berlin, Germany (2016)
  • Reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August (2016)
  • Reviewer, Academy of International Business, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Reviewer, AOM Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada (2015)
  • Reviewer, SMS Special Conference, Santiago, Chile (2015)
  • Analysis replicator, Chittoor, R., Kale, P., Puranam, P. (2014). Business groups in developing capital markets: Towards a complementarity perspective. Strategic Management Journal, 36 (9): 1277-1296

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management (since 2014)
  • Strategic Management Society (since 2012)

Professional Experience

  • Director, Delta Partners Group, Corporate Finance / Management Consulting
  • Manager, Accenture Strategy Consulting
  • Senior Project Manager, TACA International Airlines (now Avianca), Strategy and Business Development Group
  • Analyst, Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Investment Banking