Department of Strategy and Innovation

PhD fellow

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Agnes Guenther is a Ph.D. Fellow at the Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI) and the Department of Economics (ECON) at Copenhagen Business School and a former Visiting Scholar at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Agnes holds an honors degree and M.Sc. (Engineering) in Strategic Product Design from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). She has received scholarships as well as design and innovation awards from different international organizations, such as the Future Award in Economy, and the blue dot design award from the Design Engineering Faculty of TU Delft.

Before joining CBS in 2017, Agnes worked as an independent consultant and as a Research Assistant and Tutor at the University of Sydney and TU Delft, focusing on design thinking and cognition in strategic decision making under uncertainty.

Her research focuses on the intersection of strategy, cognitive psychology, and strategic human capital. As Ph.D. Fellow at CBS, Agnes investigates strategic human capital mobility and composition in merger and acquisitions (M&A) and new establishments (i.e. start-ups and subsidiaries).




Primary research areas
  • Strategic and behavioral decision making
  • Human capital mobility
  • Merger and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Reasoning and mental processing
  • Strategic Human Capital
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Selected publications

Guenther, Agnes; Eisenbart, Boris; Dong, Andy: Creativity as a Way to Innovate Successfully. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vol. 8: Human Behaviour in Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21.-25.08.2017, pp. 389-398.

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Agnes Günther; Boris Eisenbart; Andy Dong / Creativity and Successful Product Concept Selection for Innovation
In: International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2021, p. 3-19
Journal article > peer review
Agnes Günther / Essays on Firm Strategy and Human Capital
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2021, 222 p. (Ph.d. Serie, No. 17.2021)
Ph.D. thesis
Agnes Günther; Francesco Di Lorenzo / Managerial Replacement during Acquisitions
Paper presented at Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation 27th Annual Conference for Doctoral Student Research. CCC 2020, 2020
Paper > peer review
Joseph Oehmen; Agnes Günther; Jeffrey W. Hermann; Jesko Schulte; Pelle Willumsen / Risk Mangement in Product Development : Risk Identification, Assessment, and Mitigation - A Literature Review .
In: Proceedings of the Design Society : DESIGN Conference. Volume 1. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 2020, p. 657-666 (Proceedings of the Design Society: Design Conference)
Report chapter > peer review
Agnes Guenther; Christian Geisler Asmussen; Bo Bernhard Nielsen / The Influence of Contextual Factors on Employee Mental Distress in Cross-border M&As
Paper presented at AIB 2019 Annual Meeting, 2019
Paper > peer review
Agnes Guenther; Massimo Garbuio; Andy Dong; Boris Eisenbart / Abductive Reasoning in Strategy
Paper presented at Strategic Management Society 38th Annual International Conference. SMS 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Agnes Guenther; Massimo Garbuio; Boris Eisenbart; Andy Dong / Assessment of Abductive Reasoning in Strategy
Abstract from SMS Special Conference Sao Paulo, 2018
Conference abstract for conference > peer review