wssi

Department of Strategy and Innovation

Wolfgang
Sofka
Professor


Room: KIL/14.A-2.61
Tel:
+4538152502
E-mail: ws.si@cbs.dk
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Dr. Wolfgang Sofka is Professor for Strategic and International Management at the Department of Strategy and Innovation 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, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy or the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He provides regular research inputs to international organizations such as the European Commission or the International Monetary Fund.

Primary research areas
  • Strategic Human Capital

  • Innovation

  • Knowledge search

  • Knowledge protection

Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications
  • Olsen, Anders Ørding, Wolfgang Sofka and Christoph Grimpe (2016), Coordinated Exploration for Grand Challenges: The Role of Advocacy Groups in Search Consortia, Academy of Management Journal 59(6), 2232-2255.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Ulrich Kaiser and Wolfgang Sofka (2019), Signaling Valuable Human Capital: Advocacy Group Work Experience and its Effect on Employee Pay in Innovative Firms, Strategic Management Journal, 40(4), 685-710.
  • Sofka, Wolfgang, Christoph Grimpe and Ulrich Kaiser (2021), Understanding the Unwritten Rules of the Game – Government Work Experience and Salary Premiums in Foreign MNC Subsidiaries, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.
  • Distel, Andreas, Wolfgang Sofka, Pedro de Faria, António Ribeiro and Miguel Preto (2019), Dynamic Capabilities for Hire – How Former Host Country Entrepreneurs as MNC Subsidiary Managers Affect Performance, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Martin Murmann and Wolfgang Sofka (2019), Organizational Design Choices of High-Tech Startups - How Middle Management Drives Innovation Performance, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, forthcoming.
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2021
Julia Brennecke; Wolfgang Sofka; Peng Wang / How the Organizational Design of R&D Units Affects Individual Search Intensity : A Network Study.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 50, No. 5, 6.2021
Journal article > peer review
Wolfgang Sofka; Christoph Grimpe; Ulrich Kaiser / Understanding the Unwritten Rules of the Game : Government Work Experience and Salary Premiums in Foreign MNC Subsidiaries.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, 6.4.2021
Journal article > peer review
2020
Alina Grecu; Wolfgang Sofka; Torben Pedersen / Do Companies Pay a Wage Penalty For Having Offshored?
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Pedro de Faria; Torben Schubert; Wolfgang Sofka / Organizational Contexts of Human Capital : Hiring MNC Employees and Exporting in Domestic Firms.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Nikolaos Papageorgiadis; Wolfgang Sofka / Patent Enforcement Across 51 Countries : Patent Enforcement Index 1998–2017.
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 55, No. 4, 6.2020
Journal article > peer review
2019
Wolfgang Sofka; Andreas Philipp Distel / Coordinated Attention in Collaborative Innovation
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2019, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Andreas P. Distel; Wolfgang Sofka; Pedro de Faria; Miguel Torres Preto; António Sérgio Ribeiro / Dynamic Capabilities for Hire – How Former Host-country Entrepreneurs as MNC Subsidiary Managers Affect Performance
In: Journal of International Business Studies, 20.11.2019
Journal article > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Katrin Hussinger; Wolfgang Sofka / Firm Acquisitions, Resource Complementarity and the Access to Localized Knowledge
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
Julia Brennecke; Wolfgang Sofka; Olaf Rank / Individual-Level and Unit-Level Knowledge Transfers for Innovation : A Multilevel Network Approach.
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka; Philipp Schulz; Geoffrey Thilo Borchhardt / Markets for Technology in Europe : Mapping Demand and its Drivers.
Mannheim : ZEW 2019, 41 p. (ZEW Discussion Papers, No. 19-043)
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