wssmg

Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Wolfgang
Sofka
Associate professor


Room: KIL/14A-2.67
Tel:
+4538152502
E-mail: ws.smg@cbs.dk
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Innovation

  • Knowledge search

  • Knowledge protection

Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/wssmg
Presentation

I have received my doctoral degree from the University of Hamburg. I have previously worked for
the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Germany and Tilburg University in the
Netherlands.

My research is built around the topic of how firms can prosper in an environment in which the
creation of innovations becomes an increasingly shared and interconnected activity, sometimes
referred to as Open Innovation. This trend allows them to search and work with promising
partners, e.g. leading customers or universities. At the same time, they need to develop strategies
for capturing the value of the resulting innovations.

Selected publications

 

 

  • Sofka, Wolfgang, Pedro de Faria and Miguel Preto (2014), MNC Subsidiary Closure – What is the Value of the Employees’ Human Capital in their new Jobs?, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.
  • Köhler, Christian, Wolfgang Sofka and Christoph Grimpe (2012), Selective Search, Sectoral Patterns, and the Impact on Product Innovation Performance, Research Policy 41 (8), 1344-1356.

  • de Faria, Pedro and Wolfgang Sofka (2010), Knowledge Protection Strategies of Multinational Firms - a Cross-Country Comparison, Research Policy 39 (7), 956-968.

  • Aschhoff, Birgit and Wolfgang Sofka (2009), Innovation on Demand – Can Public Procurement Drive Market Success of Innovations?, Research Policy 38 (8), 1235-1247.

  • Sofka, Wolfgang and Tobias Schmidt (2009), Liability of Foreignness as a Barrier to Knowledge Spillovers: Lost in Translation?, Journal of International Management, 15 (4), 460-474.

  • Grimpe, Christoph and Wolfgang Sofka (2009), Search Patterns and Absorptive Capacity - Low- and High-Technology Sectors in European Countries, Research Policy 38 (3), 495–506.
     

Publications
2016
Anders Ørding Olsen; Wolfgang Sofka; Christoph Grimpe / Collaborative Search Strategies for Green Innovation
Paper presented at The DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016, 2016
Paper
2015
Elena Golovko; Cindy Lopes Bento; Wolfgang Sofka / Exploitative Learning by Exporting
Paper presented at The DRUID Society Conference 2015, 2015
Paper
Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka; Mukesh Bhargava; Rabikar Chatterjee / Novel but too Complex? : The Importance of Marketing Innovation for New Product Performance.
Paper presented at The DRUID Society Conference 2015, 2015
Paper
Christoph Grimpe; Anders Ørding Olsen; Wolfgang Sofka / Solving Environmental Problems : Coordination in Collaborative Search Across Borders.
Paper presented at AIB 2015 Annual Meeting, 2015
Paper
Christoph Grimpe; Anders Ørding Olsen; Wolfgang Sofka / Solving Environmental Problems : Coordination in Collaborative Search Across Borders.
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 : Michigan State University Press 2015, 1 p., p. 183 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 57)
Conference abstract in proceedings
Wolfgang Sofka; Pedro de Faria; Daniela Blettner; Florian Noseleit / The Impact of Obfuscation on Strategic Alliance Formation : If You Can't Convince Them, Confuse Them?.
Paper presented at The DRUID Society Conference 2015, 2015
Paper
Ketata Ihsen; Wolfgang Sofka; Christoph Grimpe / The Role of Internal Capabilities and Firms' Environment for Sustainable Innovation : Evidence for Germany.
In: R & D Management, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2015, p. 60-75
Journal article
2014
Jörg Zimmermann; Wolfgang Sofka / How Foreignness can be an Asset and a Liability for Firms
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. 200-201 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 2014)
Conference abstract in proceedings
Thijs Peeters; Wolfgang Sofka / Knowledge Protection and Input Complexity Arising from Open Innovation
Paper presented at The DRUID Society Conference 2014, 2014
Paper
Wolfgang Sofka; Miguel Torres Preto; Pedro de Faria / MNC Subsidiary Closures : What is the Value of Employees' Human Capital in New Jobs? .
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 45, No. 6, 2014, p. 723-750
Journal article
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