wssi

Department of Strategy and Innovation

Wolfgang
Sofka
Professor with special responsibilities


Room: KIL/14.A-2.61
Tel:
+4538152502
E-mail: ws.si@cbs.dk
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Dr. Wolfgang Sofka is Professor (MSO) in 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 Journal of Product Innovation Management. He provides regular research inputs to international organizations such as the European Commission or the International Monetary Fund.

Primary research areas
  • Innovation

  • Knowledge search

  • Knowledge protection

Administrative tasks


Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/wssi
Courses


Supervision


Other teaching activities


Selected publications
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Ulrich Kaiser and Wolfgang Sofka (2018), Signaling Valuable Human Capital: Advocacy Group Work Experience and its Effect on Employee Pay in Innovative Firms, Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.
  • 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 59(6), 2232-2255.
  • 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, Edlira Shehu and Pedro de Faria (2018), Protecting Knowledge: How Legal Requirements to Reveal Information Affect the Importance of Secrecy, Research Policy 47(3), 558-572.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Wolfgang Sofka, Mukesh Bhargava and Rabikar Chatterjee (2017), R&D, Marketing Innovation, and New Product Performance: A Mixed Methods Study, Journal of Product Innovation Management 34(3), 360-383.

 

Publications sorted by:
2019
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; Ulrich Kaiser; Wolfgang Sofka / Signaling Valuable Human Capital : Advocacy Group Work Experience and Its Effect on Employee Pay in Innovative Firms.
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4, 4.2019, p. 685-710
Journal article > peer review
2018
Wolfgang Sofka; Pedro de Faria; Miguel Torres Preto / Hiring Opportunities following MNC Closures : Can Young Firms Attract Former MNC Professionals?.
Paper presented at DRUID18 Conference, 2018
Paper > peer review
Wolfgang Sofka; Christoph Grimpe; Fuad Hasanov; Reda Cherif / Host-country Technology Policy, R&D Investment Decisions, and MNC Subsidiary Innovation Performance
Paper presented at DRUID18 Conference, 2018
Paper > peer review
Andreas Philipp Distel; Wolfgang Sofka; Pedro de Faria; Miguel Torres Preto; António Sérgio Ribeiro / How Prior Entrepreneurial Experience of MNC Subsidiary Management Affects Performance
Paper presented at SMS Special Conference Oslo, 2018
Paper > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Ulrich Kaiser; Wolfgang Sofka / Innovating for the Better? : The Role of Advocacy Group Work Experience for Employee Pay.
Bonn : IZA 2018, 43 p. (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 11649)
Working paper
Wolfgang Sofka; Pedro de Faria; Edlira Shehu / Protecting Knowledge : How Legal Requirements to Reveal Information Affect the Importance of Secrecy.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 47, No. 3, 4.2018, p. 558-572
Journal article > peer review
Wolfgang Sofka; Edlira Shehu; Hristo Hristov / Rio Country Report 2017 : Germany.
Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union 2018, 34 p. (JCR Science for Policy Report)
Report
Christoph Grimpe; Martin Murmann; Wolfgang Sofka / The Organizational Design of High-Tech Startups and Product Innovation
Mannheim : ZEW 2018, 42 p. (ZEW Discussion Papers, No. 17-074)
Working paper
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Academic Interests


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