Department of Strategic Management and Globalization


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Dr. Michael J. Mol is a Professor of Strategic and International Management in the Department of Strategic Management and Globalization at Copenhagen Business School. He obtained his PhD in Strategic and International Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he also got an MSc degree with double majors in strategy and logistics. Michael further holds a CEMS Master Degree. Prior to joining CBS Michael was a Professor in and Head of the Strategy and International Business Department at Warwick Business School. During his 11 years in the United Kingdom he also worked at London Business School and Henley Business School. Michael is a Dutch national and has worked and studied or been an official visiting scholar at ten universities in six countries, including the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael's research focuses on the strategic management of larger firms, with particular interests in innovation, especially management innovation (the creation of new management practices) and open innovation, and sourcing strategy, especially offshoring and outsourcing. He tackles these issues from a variety of theoretical and methodical angles. His numerous publications have appeared in among others Academy of Management Review, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Studies, Research Policy, Strategic Organization, and Strategic Management Journal. He has also (co-)authored four books including ‘Outsourcing: Design, Process and Performance’ (Cambridge University Press) and Giant Steps in Management: Innovations that Change the Way we Work (FT Prentice Hall). Michael has won several awards for his research including the prestigious best article award from Academy of Management Review. He has also received a variety of national and international research grants. Michael serves on the editorial boards of six academic journals, including Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies and Management and Organization Review. He has been the recipient of grants from various (inter)national institutions. He appears regularly as a sourcing and innovation expert on a variety of global media outlets. Michael has acted as a consultant to various firms and national and supranational institutions. He has a broad range of teaching experience at all levels, including MBA and executive education and program management. Michael's Google Scholar profile can be found here:
Primære forskningsområder

  • The strategies of large and multinational corporations

  • Sourcing strategy, particularly outsourcing and offshoring strategies

  • Innovation, especially management innovation (the creation of new management practices) and open innovation
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Publikationer sorteret efter:
Sun Hye Lee; Kamel Mellahi; Michael J. Mol; Vijay Pereira / No-Size-Fits-All : Collaborative Governance as an Alternative for Addressing Labour Issues in Global Supply Chains.
I: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 162, Nr. 2, 3.2020, s. 291-305
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Andreas Wieland; Lydia Bals; Michael J. Mol; Robert B. Handfield / Overcoming Blind Spots in Global Sourcing Research : Exploiting the Cross-sections Between Supply Chain Management and International Business.
I: Journal of International Management, Vol. 26, Nr. 1, 3.2020
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Xiguang Chen; Huiying Zhang; Michael J. Mol / How to Appropriate Value in Formal and Informal Open Innovation : A Perspective of Strong Ties and Weak Ties.
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
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Michael J. Mol; Nicolai Juul Foss; Julian Birkinshaw / The System of Management Ideas : Origins, Microfoundations, and Dynamics.
I: The Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas. red. /Andrew Sturdy; Stefan Heusinkveld; Trish Reay; David Strang. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2019, s. 25-41
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Michael J. Mol; Kristin Brandl / Bridging What We Know : The Effect of Cognitive Distance on Knowledge-intensive Business Services Produced Offshore .
I: International Business Review, Vol. 27, Nr. 3, 6.2018, s. 669-677
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Jedrzej George Frynas; Michael J. Mol; Kamel Mellahi / Management Innovation Made in China : Haier’s Rendanheyi.
I: California Management Review, Vol. 61, Nr. 1, 11.2018, s. 71-93
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Michael J. Mol / Reflections on “The Sources of Management Innovation” Mol & Birkinshaw, 2009
I: Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, Vol. 28, Nr. 3, 2018, s. 278-281
Michael J. Mol; Christian Stadler; Africa Ariño / Africa : The New Frontier for Global Strategy Scholars.
I: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 7, Nr. 1, 2.2017, s. 3-9
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L. Felipe Monteiro; Michael J. Mol; Julian Birkinshaw / Ready to be Open? : Explaining the Firm Level Barriers to Benefiting From Openness to External Knowledge.
I: Long Range Planning, Vol. 50, Nr. 2, 4.2017, s. 282-295
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Kristin Brandl; Michael J. Mol; Bent Petersen / The Reconfiguration of Service Production Systems in Response to Offshoring : A Practice Theory Perspective.
I: International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 37, Nr. 9, 2017, s. 1246-1264
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