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The Brown Bag Research Seminar on Innovation

The Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation invites to the "Brown Bag Research Seminar on Innovation". This series invites researchers from MTEC and other universities to present recent work or working papers. The intention behind the series is to accelerate exchange and learning.

The topics of the past brown bags

Schedule and Location

Forecast of Upcoming Speakers

Tina Ambos (Sussex), Oct 15 2014
Xavier Castaner (HEC Lausanne), Nov 10 2014
Dan Raff (Wharton), Mar 11 2015
Dovev Lavie (Technion), Apr 8 2015
Dean Shepherd (Indiana), May 13 2015
Ann Majchrzak (USC), May 22 2015
Holger Patzelt (TUM), June 24 2015

Our address:
Weinbergstrasse 56-58 / 8092 Zürich

Master Thesis at SMI

If you are interested in being tutored and writing your master thesis at SMI, please contact our Master Thesis coordinator.

September 4, 2014
Together with Disney Research Zurich, our chair is offering semester projects for MTEC students on mobile empowerment and social entrepreneurship. More information can be found here.
September 1, 2014
Our chair gladly welcomes Christian Wedl as our new PhD student.
August 18, 2014
The paper "Carrots and Rainbows: Motivation and Social Practice in Open Source Software Development" by G. von Krogh, S. Haefliger, S. Spaeth and M. Wallin is now considered a highly cited paper according to the Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators.
August 1, 2014
Our chair gladly welcomes Yash Shrestha as our new PhD student.
August 1, 2014
The paper "Perceived firm attributes and intrinsic motivation in sponsored OSS projects" by S. Spaeth, G. von Krogh and F. He has been accepted for publication in Information Systems Research (forthcoming).
July 4, 2014
The MTEC Entrepreneurial Leadership Seminar is now open for application. For more, please see
July 3, 2014
Sebastian Späth and Georg von Krogh published an article "Infinite New Horizons" on the benefits of the open-source software approach for firms in the Communication Director magazine.
July 1, 2014
Our chair gladly welcomes Patrick Tinguely as our new PhD student.
June 19, 2014
Georg von Krogh will speak on Open Innovation at an event on clusters and innovation ecosystems on July 4th organized by the Office for Economy and Labour of the Canton of Zurich.
More information on the event can be found here.
June 2, 2014
The Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation announces two new positions for student assistants ("Hilfsassistierende") for a research project and
website development.

May 22, 2014
Our team congratulates Andreas Schneider on the successful defense of his Doctoral Thesis.

May 14, 2014
European Management Journal appoints Shiko Ben-Menahem as Associate Editor in the area of Business Strategy.

April 24, 2014
The Journal of Product Innovation Management publishes a call for papers on "Organizing for Breaktrough Innovation: Taking Inspiration from the Organization of Science." The full call for papers is available here.

April 16, 2014
Altmetric Scopus ranks the paper by A. Schneider, G. von Krogh, and P. Jäger on Epistemic curiosity and lurking behavior in online communities published in Computers in Human Behavior in the top 25% of all articles ranked by attention. This result is very good compared to articles of the same age and journal.

The article "Leadership in organizational knowledge creation: A review and framework" by G. von Krogh, I. Nonaka and L. Rechsteiner is ranked amongst the highest ever scored in this journal (ranked #18 of 180).
Altmetric tracks the "buzz" on datasets and scholarly articles online.
April 14, 2014
The SMI group enjoyed an inspiring group retreat at Villa Garbald in Casasegna (GR).
March 21
A Spanish version of the article "Strategic Choices in Converging Industries" by Fredrik Hacklin, Boris Battistini and Georg von Krogh has been re-printed in Harvard Deusto.
March 02, 2014
The sub-theme "Open Organizations for an Open Society? Practicing Openness in Innovation, Strategy and Beyond (SUB 46)" by Richard Whittington, Leonhard Dobusch and Georg von Krogh for the 31st EGOS colloquium (Athens 2015) has been accepted. A call for papers will be published during the next months.
Feburary 20, 2014
Information Systems Research (ISR) publishes a call for papers for a special issue on Collaboration and Value Creation in Online Communities edited by Samer Faraj, Georg von Krogh, Karim Lakhani, and Eric Monteiro. Deadline for submitting papers is November 1, 2014.
Feburary 20, 2014
The paper "Strategic Choices in Converging Industries" by Fredrik Hacklin, Boris Battistini and Georg von Krogh is freely available for a limited period as a courtesy of Stanford Graduate School of Business and their program, Stanford Executive Programs for Senior Leaders.
February 17, 2014
We gladly welcome Elia Giovacchini as a guest researcher at SMI.

February 7, 2014
A new paper "Passivity in informal organization: Another perspective on reform implementation" by Lise Rechsteiner and Rune Ronning has been accepted for publication in "Die Betriebswirtschaft", forthcoming in volume 74(3).

February 3, 2014
We gladly welcome Ilaria Galavotti as a guest researcher at SMI.

January 31, 2014
Our team congratulates Lise Rechsteiner on the successful defense of her Doctoral Thesis.
January 23, 2014
The Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation announces two new open PhD positions. For more information please have a look at the job advertisement.
January 22, 2014
The Norwegian textbook "Strategi - en innføring (6. edition)" by Göran Roos, Georg von Krogh, Johan Roos, and Lisa Boldt-Christmas has been published.

January 21, 2014
Nina Geilinger won the "The Bent Dalum PhD Award" for the most promising research project at the DRUID Academy Conference.
January 6, 2014
Our chair gladly welcomes Burcu Küçükkeles as our new PhD student.
January 6, 2014
Our chair gladly welcomes Eva-Maria Risse as our new PhD student.

January 1, 2014
The SMI-Team wishes everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014.

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