Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Nicolai J.

Room: KIL/14.A-2.58
E-mail: njf.smg@cbs.dk
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Strategic management (particularly the resource-based view and micro-foundations for strategic management)

  • Organizational design (particularly as it pertains to knowledge processes, including open innovation).

  • Entrepreneurship (cross-country analyses; strategic entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship theory).

  • The methodology of the social sciences

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Nicolai J. Foss holds a part-time position at CBS as Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization.
Foss has served as a member of the Senate of the CBS, is a panel member of the European Research Council, member of Academia Europaea, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society. Educated as an economist from the Copenhagen University (1989), Foss has received his PhD degree from the Copenhagen Business School in 1993, where he has been Assistant, Associate and Full Professor.
Encompassing 170 journal articles, 100  book chapters and 23 books (edited as well as monographs), his work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and several other leading journals. He has published books with leading publishers, such as Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.His google scholar cites are above 18,000 and his SSCI cites are above 4,000. Foss has supervised 19 PhD students.



Selected publications
  • Jacob Lyngsie and Nicolai J Foss. “The More, the Merrier? The Role of Gender in Explaining Entrepreneurial Outcomes in Established Firms.” Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming)
  • Nicolai J Foss, Francesco Rullani and Lars Frederiksen). “Problem-solving Behaviors in Community Forms.”  Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming)
  • Nicolai J Foss and Libby Weber. 2016. “Putting Opportunism in the Back Seat: Bounded Rationality, Costly Conflict and Hierarchical Forms.” Academy of Management Review, 41: 41-79.
  • Teppo Felin, Nicolai J Foss and Rob Ployhart. 2015. “Microfoundations for Management Research.” Academy of Management Annals 9: 575–632
  • Nicolai J Foss and Niklas Hallberg. 2014. “How Symmetrical Assumptions Facilitate Theoretical Advance in Strategic Management: the Case of the Resource-based View.” Strategic Management Journal, 35:  903–913.
Publications & dissemination
Stefan Linder; Nicolai Juul Foss; Diego Stea / Epistemics at Work : The Theory of Mind in Principal-Agent Relations.
In: The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation. ed. /Michael A. Hitt; Susan E. Jackson; Salvador Carmona; Leonard Bierman; Christina E. Shalley; Douglas Michael Wright. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2017, p. 101-126 (Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management)
Book chapter
Nicolai Juul Foss; Tina Saebi / Fifteen Years of Research on Business Model Innovation : How Far Have We Come, and Where Should We Go?.
In: Journal of Management, Vol. 43, No. 1, 1.2017, p. 200-227
Nicolai Juul Foss / Judgement, the Theory of the Firm, and the Economics of Institutions : My Contributions to the Entrepreneurship Field.
In: The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship. ed. /David B. Audretsch; Erik E. Lehmann. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, p. 101-115 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter
Jacob Lyngsie; Nicolai Juul Foss / The More, the Merrier? : Women in Top-Management Teams and Entrepreneurship in Established Firms.
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2017, p. 487–505
Journal article
Diego Stea; Torben Pedersen; Nicolai Juul Foss / The Relational Antecedents of Interpersonal Helping : ‘Quantity’, ‘Quality’ or Both?.
In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 28, No. 2, 4.2017, p. 197-212
Journal article
Ekaterina S. Bjørnåli; Mirjam Knockaert; Nicolai Juul Foss; Daniel Leunbach; Truls Erikson / Unraveling the Black Box of New Venture Team Processes
In: The Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship. ed. /Gorkan Ahmetoglu; Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic; Bailey Klinger; Tessa Karcisky. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley 2017, p. 313–348
Book chapter
Norman T. Sheehan; Nicolai Juul Foss / Using Porterian Activity Analysis to Understand Organizational Capabilities
In: Journal of General Management, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2017, p. 41-51
Journal article
Kim Bongsun; Eonsoo Kim; Nicolai Juul Foss / Balancing Absorptive Capacity and Inbound Open Innovation for Sustained Innovative Performance : An Attention-Based View.
In: European Management Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2016, p. 80-90
Journal article
Nicolai J. Foss; Niklas L. Hallberg / Changing Assumptions and Progressive Change in Theories of Strategic Organization
In: Strategic Organization, 10.10.2016
Journal article
Nicolai Juul Foss; Libby Weber / Expand Bounded Rationality, but Don't Throw Opportunism Out of the Car and Under the Bus : A Reply to Lumineau and Verbeke.
In: Academy of Management Review, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2016, p. 741-744
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