Dr Joachim Timlon is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business within the Department of Strategy and International Business (SIB) at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham.
He obtained his Ph.D. and Ph. Lic. from School of Economics in Gothenburg, Sweden and is a Fellowship in Higher Education Academy (HEA). At SIB he has served as Seminar (Teaching) Lead, leading the organization and implementation of Departmental seminars with focus on the teaching element of the Department; Web Lead, leading and coordinating the update of the department's webpages in preparation for the quality assessment of research in UK higher education institutions, the Research Excellence Framework (REF); and Programme Director for the M.Sc. Advanced Engineering Management Programme (AEMP), a high quality, distinctive and flexible course delivered jointly by Birmingham Business School (BBS) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS).
At SIB he teaches strategy, innovation and international business-related subjects. He has extensive international teaching experience as an official visiting scholar at fourteen higher education institutions in Europe, Middle East, India, China, South- and North America, including College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London and University of Hawaii at Manoa, Shidler College of Business, Honolulu.
His research is in the intersection of strategy, organization and innovation in an increasingly digitalized world. His most current research examines organizational design for when AI can make decisions and when decision-making authority cannot be delegated to intelligent machines but merely used as decision support in the healthcare industry.
He also writes pedagogic teaching cases (peer reviewed and AACSB accredited) that target M.B.A. and Executive students, used as a teaching tool to show the application of Innovation Strategy concepts in industries, such as, automotive, pharmaceutical, fashion and haute couture. A special interest is novelty seeking - the tendency to explore novel and unfamiliar things - linked to personality traits of openness to experience, which may lead to greater creative and innovation performance.
Before Joachim became an academic, he was a management consultant, manager and engaged in a start-up company.