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’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.
  • 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.
  • Grecu, Alina, Wolfgang Sofka, Marcus Møller Larsen and Torben Pedersen (2021), Unintended Signals: Why Companies with a History of Offshoring Have to Pay Wage Penalties for New Hires, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming
  • Grimpe, C., Wolfgang Sofka and Ulrich Kaiser (2022), Competing for Digital Human Capital: The Retention Effect of Digital Expertise in MNC Subsidiaries, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.
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2022
Wolfgang Sofka; Christoph Grimpe; Fuad Hasanov; Reda Cherif / Additionality or Opportunism : Do Host-country R&D Subsidies Impact Innovation in Foreign MNC Subsidiaries?.
In: Journal of International Business Policy, Vol. 5, No. 3, 9.2022, p. 296-327
Journal article > peer review
Zhe Yang; Nikolaos Papageorgiadis; Andreas Procopiou; Wolfgang Sofka / CEO Overconfidence and the Decision to take a Patent Litigation Case to Trial
Paper presented at DRUID22 Conference, 2022
Paper > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka; Ulrich Kaiser / Competing for Digital Human Capital : The Retention Effect of Digital Expertise in MNC Subsidiaries.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, 27.1.2022
Journal article > 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, Vol. 53, No. 4, 6.2022, p. 657-688
Journal article > peer review
Alina Grecu; Wolfgang Sofka / Internal Labor Markets : When are Companies Better at Assesing Human Resource Redeployability?.
Paper presented at DRUID22 Conference, 2022
Paper > peer review
Grazia D. Santangelo; Vera Rocha; Wolfgang Sofka / Is the Hiring of Refugees more than Charity? : Implications for Firms Performance.
Paper presented at DRUID22 Conference, 2022
Paper > peer review
Jason Li-Ying; Wolfgang Sofka; Philipp Tuertscher / Managing Innovation Ecosystems around Big Science Organizations
In: Technovation, Vol. 116, 8.2022
Journal article > peer review
Elena Golovko; Cindy Lopes-Bento; Wolfgang Sofka / Marketing Learning by Exporting : How Export-induced Marketing Expenditures Improve Firm Performance.
In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 150, 11.2022, p. 194-207
Journal article > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Martin Murmann; Nathan Rietzler; Wolfgang Sofka / Retaining Employees when Startups Professionalize
Paper presented at DRUID22 Conference, 2022
Paper > peer review
Sam Horner; Nikolaos Papageorgiadis; Wolfgang Sofka; Sofia Angelidou / Standing Your Ground : Examining the Signaling Effects of Patent Litigation in University Technology Licensing.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 51, No. 10, 12.2022
Journal article > peer review
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