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Christoph Riedl
Curriculum VitaeAssistant Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management

Christoph Riedl

214 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D. in Information Systems, Technische Universität München
M.Sc. in Information Systems, Technische Universität München
B.Sc. in Computer Science, Technische Universität München

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Riedl holds interests in business analytics, data science, "Big Data," and computational social science. He is also attracted to decision making by experts (peer-review) and non-experts (collective intelligence), as well as social media and online social networks, individual and team productivity, and the web as a platform for service innovation.

Services to the Profession

Member Editorial Review Board for Academy of Management Discoveries.

Core faculty, Network Science Institute.

Core faculty, Center for Digital Humanities & Computational Social Science (NUlab)

Visiting Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University

Awards & Recognition

National Science Foundation Grant (2015).

Young Investigator Program Award (YIP).

DRUID Best Paper Award (2016)

Joseph G. Riesman Research Professorship (D’Amore-McKim School of Business, 2016-2018)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG; 2011-2013).


Selected Publications

Riedl, C., Seidel, V. (2018). “Learning from Mixed Signals in Online Innovation Communities,” Organization Science, in press.

Riedl, C., et al. (2018). “Product Diffusion Through On-Demand Information-Seeking Behavior,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 15(139), 20170751.

Foley, M., Forber, P., Smead, R., Riedl, C. (2018). “Conflict and Convention in Dynamic Networks,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 15(140), 2017075.

Riedl, C., Woolley, A.W. (2017). “Teams vs. Crowds: A Field Test of the Relative Contribution of Incentives, Member Ability, and Emergent Collaboration to Crowd-Based Problem Solving Performance,” Academy of Management Discoveries, 3(4), 382-403.

Boudreau, K., Guinan, E., Lakhani, K., Riedl, C. (2016). “Looking Across and Looking Beyond the Knowledge Frontier: Intellectual Distance and Resource Allocation in Science,” Management Science, 62(10), 2765-2783.

Blohm, I., Riedl, C., Füller, J., Leimeister, J. M. (2016). “Rate or Trade? Identifying Winning Ideas in Open Idea Sourcing,” Information Systems Research, 27(1), 27-48.


Selected Presentations

"Social Network Processes in Collaborative Decision-Making," Conference on Opinion Dynamics, 13th June, 2016.

"Big Data and Financial Inclusion,” Rethinking Financial Inclusion, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, 19th April, 2016.

"Peer Production Networks, International Workshop on Network Theory,” Northwestern University, Evanston, 30th October, 2015.

"From Crowds to Collaborators: Self-Organization and Collaboration in Online Creative Teams”, Google Inc. (Human Computation Tech Talk, Mountain View, CA, 2014) and Facebook Inc. (Palo Alto, CA, 2014).

"Crowdsourcing for a Social Good: The Impact of Incentive Preferences on Consumers' Creative Contributions to Social Innovation," NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, June 2014.

Selected Media Appearances