Victor Seidel

Victor Seidel

Associate Scholar

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Victor studies product design evolution in organisations and communities. 

He researches how managers and teams, from those within start-ups to those in large R&D organisations, can best navigate from initial concept to final product innovation.

Victor completed his undergraduate engineering degree at Cornell, an MBA at Cambridge and his PhD at Stanford. He also has a postgraduate diploma in teaching and learning from Oxford.

A dual British-American citizen, Victor was a full-time member of the teaching team at Saïd Business School from 2003 to 2012. He is a member of the Senior Common Room at Trinity College, Oxford.

He is currently based at Babson College, the entrepreneurship-focused business school near Boston, USA.


Victor’s work on the product design process has appeared in journals such as Organization Science, the Academy of Management Review, and Research Policy.

His work has earned academic recognition, including multiple selections in the Academy of Management best paper proceedings and best paper awards from the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Product Development Management Conference and the DRUID Innovation Conference.

A list of research publications is available on Google Scholar.



Victor Seidel was part of the founding team of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation at Saïd Business School and he continues to develop and deliver teaching materials in this area.

In the past at Oxford, Victor has taught:

  • at undergraduate level (as Tutor and Fellow of Management Studies at Trinity College)
  • at MBA and Executive MBA level
  • within the doctoral programme
  • in executive education

Current teaching: