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Prof. Dr. Georg von Krogh
Strateg. Management und Innovation
WEV J 411
Weinbergstr. 56/58
8092 Zuerich

Phone: +41 44 632 88 50

Georg von Krogh was born in Oslo, Norway. He is a Professor at ETH Zurich and holds the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation. He is also a member of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), and holds an honorary position as Research Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Professor von Krogh specializes in competitive strategy, technological innovation, and knowledge management. He has conducted research in several industries including financial services, media, computer software and hardware, life -sciences, and consumer goods. He teaches courses on Entrepreneurial Leadership, Strategic Management, and Innovation Theory and Research. He received his MSc from the Norwegian University of Technology and Natural Science, and a Ph.D. from this University's Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management. He has been Assistant Professor of Business Policy at SDA Bocconi, Bocconi University in Italy, Associate Professor of Strategy at the Norwegian School of Management, and Professor of Management at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, and a Director of this University's Institute of Management. He was also the President of the Research Commission at the University of St. Gallen. He has been Visiting Professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, Hitotsubashi University in Japan, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was the Head of the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich during 2008-2011. From 2008 to 2014 he was a board member of the European Academy of Management (EURAM).

von Krogh has consulted on strategy and trained executives for companies in Asia, Europe, and the USA. He has experience from being a board- or advisory board member of various companies and NGOs, including PricewaterhouseCoopers in Switzerland, Swiss Bank Corporation (UBS), and the SKAT Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Chapter Board at the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. He was an academic fellow and faculty member of the World Economic Forum (2002-2007) where he was actively involved in scenario development for industries and economies.

von Krogh serves as Editorial Board member of various journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, European Management Review, European Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Long Range Planning. He served as Senior Editor for Organisation Studies. His awards and recognitions include for example the Association of American Publishers' "Best Professional Business Book Award", Harvard Business Review's "Breakthrough Idea," ETH's Teaching Award "Goldene Eule," European Management Review's "Best Paper Award 2012," and Journal of Strategic Information Systems' "Best Paper Award 2008."

Selected Publications*

He, F., Sirén, C., Singh, S., Solomon, G. T. & von Krogh, G. (2017) Keep calm and carry on: Emotion regulation in entrepreneurs’ learning from failure. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice  

Trantopoulos, K., von Krogh, G., Wallin, M., & Wörter, M. (2017) External Knowledge and Information Technology: Implications for Process Innovation Performance. MIS Quarterly, 41(1) : 287-300

Faraj, S., von Krogh, G., Monteiro, E., &  Lakhani, K. (2016) Special Section Introduction - Online Community as Space for Knowledge Flows. Information Systems Research, 27(4) : 668-684.

Ben-Menahem, S., von Krogh, G., Erden, Z. & Schneider, A. (2016). Coordinating Knowledge Creation in Multidisciplinary Teams: evidence from Early-stage drug Discovery, Academy of Management Journal, 59(4), 1308-1338.

von Hippel, E. & von Krogh, G. (2016). Identifying Viable ‘Need-Solution Pairs’: Problem Solving Without Problem Formulation. Organization Science , 27(1), 207–221.

Spaeth, S., von Krogh, G., & He, F. (2015). Perceived Firm Attributes and Intrinsic Motivation in Sponsored Open Source Software Projects. Information Systems Research, 26(1), 224-237.

Hacklin, F., Battistini, B., & von Krogh, G. (2013). Strategic choices in converging industries. MIT Sloan Management Review, 55(1), 65-73.

Garriga, H., von Krogh, G., & Spaeth, S. (2013). How constraints and knowledge impact open innovation. Strategic Management Journal, 34(9), 1134-1144.

von Krogh, G., Nonaka, I., & Rechsteiner, L. (2012). Leadership in organizational knowledge creation: A review and framework. Journal of Management Studies, 49(1), 240-277.

von Krogh, G., Haefliger, S., Spaeth, S., & Wallin, M. W. (2012). Carrots and rainbows: Motivation and social practice in open source software development. MIS Quarterly, 36(2), 649-676

von Krogh, G., Battistini, B., Pachidou, F., & Baschera, P. (2012). The changing face of corporate venturing in biotechnology. Nature Biotechnology, 30(10), 911-915.

Haefliger, S., Jäger, P., & Von Krogh, G. (2010). Under the radar: Industry entry by user entrepreneurs. Research Policy, 39(9), 1198-1213

Gächter, S., von Krogh, G., & Haefliger, S. (2010). Initiating private-collective innovation: The fragility of knowledge sharing. Research Policy, 39(7), 893-906.

Raisch, S., & von Krogh, G. (2009). Focus intensely on a few great innovation ideas. Harvard Business Review, 87(10), 32.

Nonaka, I., & von Krogh, G. (2009). Tacit knowledge and knowledge conversion: Controversy and advancement in organizational knowledge creation theory. Organization Science, 20(3), 635-652

Haefliger, S., von Krogh, G., & Spaeth, S. (2008). Code reuse in open source software. Management Science, 54(1), 180-193.

Maillart, T., Sornette, D., Spaeth, S., & von Krogh, G. (2008). Empirical tests of Zipf’s law mechanism in open source Linux distribution. Physical Review Letters, 101(21), 218701-1--218701-4.

von Krogh, G., & Haefliger, S. (2007). Nurturing respect for IP in China. Harvard Business Review, 85(4), 23-24

Raisch, S., & von Krogh, G. (2007). Navigating a path to smart growth. MIT Sloan Management Review, 48(3), 65-72.

von Krogh, G. (2006). Customers demand their slice of IP. Harvard Business Review, 84, 45-46.

von Krogh, G., & von Hippel, E. (2006). The promise of research on open source software. Management Science, 52(7), 975-983.

Nonaka, I., von Krogh, G., & Voelpel, S. (2006). Organizational knowledge creation theory: Evolutionary paths and future advances. Organization Studies, 27(8), 1179-1208.

von Hippel, E. , & von Krogh, G. (2003). Open source software and the “private-collective” innovation model: Issues for organization science. Organization Science, 14(2), 209-223.

von Krogh, G., Spaeth, S., & Lakhani, K. R. (2003). Community, joining, and specialization in open source software innovation: a case study. Research Policy, 32(7), 1217-1241.

von Krogh, G. (2003) Networks of Innovation: Change and meaning in the age of the Internet, Research Policy, 32, 1714-1716

von Krogh, G., & Von Hippel, E. (2003). Special issue on open source software development. Research Policy, 32(7), 1149-1157.

von Krogh, G., & Cusumano, M. A. (2001). Three strategies for managing fast growth. MIT Sloan Management Review, 42(2), 53-62.

von Krogh, G., & Roos, J. (1996). A Tale of the unfinished.  Strategic Management Journal (1986-1998), 17(9), 729-739

von Krogh, G., Roos, J., & Slocum, K. (1994). An essay on corporate epistemology. Strategic Management Journal, 15(S2), 53-73

* Based on Financial Times' journal list. Two outlets in natural science included. For a full list of refereed journal publications, please see here

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