Olin Business School


Faculty Research: How to Crush Creativity and Collaboration at Work


Olin Business School

Area of Expertise:

Critical Thinking, Motivation, Innovation and Growth, Organizational Behavior, Team Development, Critical Thinking, Innovation and Growth, Motivation

Research Interests:

The determinants of the various activities (i.e., problem formulation, idea generation, solution implementation) comprising creativity and innovation in organizations.


  • Editorial Board Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management Journal, 2015
  • Research Fellow, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, 2015
  • Undergraduate Reid Teaching Award, 2014
  • Editorial Board Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management Journal, 2013
  • Undergraduate Reid Teaching Award, 2013
  • Undergraduate Reid Teaching Award, 2012
  • World''s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40, Poets & Quants, 2011
  • Marcile and James Reid Award for Scholarly Excellence ($5,000 awarded), 2009
  • Olin Award with co-authors Kurt Dirks and Jackson Nickerson ($10,000 awarded), Richard Mahoney, 2009

Prior to earning his doctorate, Professor Baer worked in the German automotive industry and was a member of the founding team of a university-affiliated start-up venture. His expertise lies in the areas of creativity and innovation.

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