Georg von Krogh

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Georg von Krogh
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Born24 May 1963
Oslo, Norway
Known forResearch on Open Source Software, the Private-collective model of innovation, organizational knowledge creation
Scientific career
FieldsManagement, Competitive Strategies, Technological Innovation, Knowledge Management
InstitutionsSwiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Georg von Krogh (born 24 May 1963) is a Norwegian organizational theorist and Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) and holds the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation.[1] He also serves on Strategy Commission at ETH Zurich.


Born in Oslo, Norway to a family of Danish nobility, Von Krogh 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.[1]

Von Krogh started his academic career as Assistant Professor of Business Policy at SDA Bocconi, Bocconi University in Italy. Subsequently, he was 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.[1]

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 the ETH Zurich during 2008-2011, and served on the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) during 2012-2020. From 2008 to 2014 he was a board member of the European Academy of Management (EURAM).[1]

Currently, von Krogh serves as Chairman of the International Advisory Board at the Research Council of Norway. He holds an honorary position as Research Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge,[2] and is an Affiliated Scholar with the Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH) at Harvard University.[3] He also serves as a member of the Scientific Council at EURAM, and is a member of the Advisory Board at the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano.[1]


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.[3] He teaches courses on Entrepreneurial Leadership, Strategic Management, and Innovation Theory and Research.

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 PwC in Switzerland, Swiss Bank Corporation (UBS), SKAT Foundation, and the World Web Forum. He also serves as a member of the Chapter Board at the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.[1] 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.[4]

von Krogh serves as Editorial Board member of various journals which include Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, European Management Review, European Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and Long Range Planning. He is an Associate Editor at Academy of Management Discoveries (2nd term), and previously served as Senior Editor at Organisation Studies.[1] 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,"[5] European Management Review's "Best Paper Award 2012," and Journal of Strategic Information Systems' "Best Paper Award 2008."[3][6]

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Professor and Group Head". Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  2. ^ "Honorary appointments A-Z". Cambridge Judge Business School. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  3. ^ a b c "Georg von Krogh". Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  4. ^ "How can business clusters drive success". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  5. ^ "VSETH Goldene Eule" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Professor and Group Head [German]". Retrieved 2020-06-11.

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