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

 

 


  • Ørding Olsen, Anders, Wolfgang Sofka and Christoph Grimpe (2016), Coordinated Exploration for Grand Challenges: The Role of Advocacy Groups in Search Consortia, Academy of Management Journal, forthcoming.
     
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Wolfgang Sofka (2016), Complementarities in the Search for Innovation: Managing Markets and Relationships, Research Policy, forthcoming.
     
  • Ørding Olsen, Anders, Wolfgang Sofka and Christoph Grimpe (2016), Solving Environmental Problems: Knowledge and Coordination in Collaborative Search, Long Range Planning, forthcoming.
     
  • 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 45(6), 723-750.
     
  • Sofka Wolfgang, Shehu Edlira, de Faria Pedro (2014), Multinational Subsidiary Knowledge Protection—Do Mandates and Clusters Matter? Research Policy 43(8), 1320-1333.
     
Publications & dissemination
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
Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka / Complementarities in the Search for Innovation : Managing Markets and Relationships.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 45, No. 10, 2016, p. 2036-2053
Journal article
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
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