mmosmg

Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Michael
Mol
Head of Department
,
Professor


Room: KIL/14.A-2.81
Tel:
+4538155638
E-mail: mmo.smg@cbs.dk
Primary research areas
 
 
  • The strategies of large and multinational corporations
  • Sourcing strategy, particularly outsourcing and offshoring strategies
  • Innovation, especially management innovation (the creation of new management practices) and open innovation

 

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Presentation
Dr. Michael J. Mol is a Professor of Strategic and International Management in the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization at Copenhagen Business School. He obtained his PhD in Strategic and International Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he also got an MSc degree with double majors in strategy and logistics. Michael further holds a CEMS Master Degree. Prior to joining CBS Michael was a Professor in and Head of the Strategy and International Business Department at Warwick Business School. In the United Kingdom he also worked at London Business School and Henley Business School. Michael is a Dutch national and has worked, studied or been an official visiting scholar at eleven universities in six countries, including the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently holds a part-time professorial appointment at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham (UK).

 

Michael's research focuses on the strategic management of larger firms, with particular interests in innovation, especially management innovation (creation of new management practices) and open innovation, and sourcing strategy, especially offshoring and outsourcing, and strategy in Africa. He tackles these issues from a variety of theoretical and methodical angles. His numerous publications have appeared in among others Academy of Management Review, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Studies, Research Policy, Strategic Organization, and Strategic Management Journal. He has (co-)authored four books including ‘Outsourcing: Design, Process and Performance’ (Cambridge University Press) and Giant Steps in Management: Innovations that Change the Way we Work (FT Prentice Hall). Michael has won several awards for his research including the prestigious best article award from Academy of Management Review. He has also received a variety of national and international research grants. Michael serves on the editorial boards of seven academic journals, including Africa Journal of Management, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies and Management and Organization Review. He has been the recipient of grants from various (inter)national institutions. He appears regularly on a variety of global media outlets and has acted as a consultant to various firms and national and supranational institutions. He has a broad range of experience teaching at all levels and in program management. Michael's Google Scholar profile is: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=FLqq3eYAAAAJ&hl=en.

 

Publications & dissemination
2017
Michael J. Mol; Christian Stadler; Africa Ariño / Africa : The New Frontier for Global Strategy Scholars.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2017, p. 3-9
Journal article
2016
L. Felipe Monteiro; Michael J. Mol; Julian Birkinshaw / Ready to be Open? : Explaining the Firm Level Barriers to Benefiting From Openness to External Knowledge.
In: Long Range Planning, 18.1.2016
Journal article
2015
Michael J. Mol; Kamel Mellahi; Sun Hye Lee / Disasters that Never Were : What Helps Prevent CSR Failure in Offshore Outsourcing Relationships?.
In: Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Global Networks: Organizations and People. . ed. /Ram Mudambi; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2015, 1 p., p. 224 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 57)
Conference abstract in proceedings
2014
Michael J. Mol; Christopher Brewster; Geoffrey Wood; Michael Brookes / How Much Does Country Matter? : A Cross-National Comparison of HRM Outsourcing Decisions.
In: Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective. ed. /Geoffrey Wood; Chris Brewster; Michael Brookes. Abingdon : Routledge 2014, p. 200-220
Book chapter
Kristin Brandl; Michael J. Mol; Bent Petersen / How Offshoring Elicits Reconfiguration of the Service Production System
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, 2014
Paper
Kristin Martina Brandl; Michael Mol; Bent Petersen / Rocking and Rebalancing the Boat : How Offshoring Elicits Reconfiguration of the Service Production System.
In: Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. . ed. /Klaus Meyer; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2014, p. 256 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 2014)
Conference abstract in proceedings
Michael J. Mol; Chris Brewster / The Outsourcing Strategy of Local and Multinational Firms : A Supply Base Perspective.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2.2014, p. 20-34
Journal article
Michael J. Mol; Julian Birkinshaw / The Role of External Involvement in the Creation of Management Innovations
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 35, No. 9, 2014, p. 1287-1312
Journal article
2013
Michael Mol; Olivier Bertrand / Offshore and Domestic Subsidiary R&D Sourcing : Its Antecedents and Innovation Outcomes.
Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 33rd Annual International Conference. SMS 2013, 2013
Paper
Kristin Brandl; Michael Mol; Bent Petersen / Offshoring as an Exogenous Shock to the Services Production System : Aligning Resources, Execution and Outputs.
Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 33rd Annual International Conference. SMS 2013, 2013
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