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.
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
Kirsten Foss; Nicolai Juul Foss; Peter G. Klein / Managerial Authority in the Coasean Firm : An Entrepreneurial Perspective.
In: The Elgar Companion to Ronald H. Coase. ed. /Claude Ménard; Elodie Bertrand. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated 2016, p. 160-171
Book chapter
Kristian J. Sund; Marcel Bogers; J. Andrei Villarroel; Nicolai Juul Foss / Managing Tensions Between New and Existing Business Models
In: M I T Sloan Management Review, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2016, p. 8-10
Journal article
Nicolai Juul Foss; Libby Weber / Moving Opportunism to the Back Seat : Bounded Rationality. Costly Conflict, and Hierarchical Forms.
In: Academy of Management Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2016, p. 61-79
Journal article
Nicolai Juul Foss / Reflections on a Decade of Microfoundations Research
In: Revista de Administração (São Paulo), Vol. 51, No. 1, 2016, p. 117-120
Journal article
Oscar Llopis; Nicolai Juul Foss / Understanding the Climate-knowledge Sharing Relation : The Moderating Roles of intrinsic Motivation and Job Autonomy.
In: European Management Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, 4.2016, p. 135-144
Journal article
Rosa Caiazza; Nicolai Juul Foss; Tiziana Volpe / What We do Know and What We Need to Know About Knowledge in the Growth Process
In: Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2016, p. 191-203
Journal article
Diego Stea; Kirsten Foss; Nicolai Juul Foss / A Neglected Role for Organizational Design : Supporting the Credibility of Delegation in Organizations.
In: Journal of Organization Design, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, p. 3-17
Journal article
Stefan Linder; Nicolai Juul Foss / Agency Theory
In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. ed. /James D. Wright. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science 2015, p. 344-350
Encyclopedia chapter
Nicolai Juul Foss; Nils Stiglitz / Business Model Innovation : The Role of Leadership.
In: Business Model Innovation: The Organizational Dimension. . ed. /Nicolai J. Foss; Tina Saebi. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2015, p. 104-122
Book chapter
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