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

Dr. Wolfgang Sofka is Associate Professor at the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization at Copenhagen Business School. He obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Hamburg and Master degrees from Wayne State University, Detroit (Economics) as well as the University of Augsburg (Business Administration). He currently also holds a professorial appointment as Chair in International Business (part time, permanent) at the University of Liverpool Management School. Wolfgang coordinates the Master program concentration Finance and Strategic Management (FSM) at CBS.

 

Wolfgang’s research focuses on topics in international and innovation strategy. He investigates how firms search for innovative ideas and commercialize them successfully. This includes the strategic choices of multinational companies (MNCs), the hiring of strategic human capital as well as value capturing strategies. Wolfgang’s research has appeared in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy or the Journal of Product Innovation Management. He provides regular research inputs to international organizations such as the European Commission or the International Monetary Fund.

Selected publications

Olsen AØ, Sofka W, Grimpe C. 2016. Coordinated Exploration for Grand Challenges: The Role of Advocacy Groups in Search Consortia. Academy of Management Journal 59(6): 2232-2255.

Grimpe C, Sofka W, Bhargava M, Chatterjee R. 2017. R&D, Marketing Innovation, and New Product Performance: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Product Innovation Management 34(3): 360-383.

Grimpe C, Sofka W. 2016. Complementarities in the search for innovation—Managing markets and relationships. Research Policy 45(10): 2036-2053.

Sofka W, Preto MT, de Faria P. 2014. MNC subsidiary closures: What is the value of employees' human capital in new jobs? Journal of International Business Studies 45(6): 723-750.

Sofka W, Shehu E, de Faria P. 2014. Multinational subsidiary knowledge protection—Do mandates and clusters matter? Research Policy 43(8): 1320-1333.

Publications & dissemination
2017
Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka; Mukesh Bhargava; Rabikar Chatterjee / R&D, Marketing Innovation, and New Product Performance : A Mixed Methods Study.
In: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2017, p. 360-383
Journal article
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
Anders Ørding Olsen; Wolfgang Sofka; Christoph Grimpe / Coordinated Exploration for Grand Challenges : The Role of Advocacy Groups in Search Consortia.
In: Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 59, No. 6, 12.2016, p. 2232-2255
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 : Academy of International Business 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
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