Georg von Krogh

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Georg von Krogh was born in Oslo, Norway. He is a Professor at ETH Zurich and holds the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation.

Professor von Krogh specializes in competitive strategy, technological innovation, and knowledge management. He has conducted research in various industries including financial services, media, computer software and hardware, life -sciences, and consumer goods. He teaches courses on Entrepreneurial Leadership, Strategic Management, and Innovation Theory and Research. Professor von Krogh received his MSc from the Norwegian University of Technology and Natural Science, and a Ph.D. from this University's Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management. He has been Assistant Professor of Business Policy at SDA Bocconi, Bocconi University in Italy, Associate Professor of Strategy at the Norwegian School of Management, and Professor of Management at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, and a Director of this University's Institute of Management. He was also the President of the Research Commission at the University of St. Gallen. He has been Visiting Professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, Hitotsubashi University in Japan, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was the Head of the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich during 2008-2011. Since 2008, he is a board member of the European Academy of Management (EURAM).

Professor von Krogh has consulted on strategy and trained executives for companies in Asia, Europe, and the USA. He has experience from being a board- or advisory board member of various companies and NGOs, including PricewaterhouseCoopers in Switzerland, Swiss Bank Corporation (UBS), and the SKAT Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Chapter Board at the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. He was an academic fellow and faculty member of the World Economic Forum (2002-2007) where he was actively involved in scenario development for industries and economies.

Professor von Krogh has published books on strategic management, knowledge creation, innovation, as well as organization and management theory. "Enabling Knowledge Creation" with Professors Nonaka and Ichijo, focused on how firms can build an organization culture and infrastructure that support product and process innovation. "Strategizing in Emerging Industries" with Professor Roos, investigated strategies employed by traditional media firms to manage the transition to innovative forms of electronic media. "Managing Corporate Acquisitions" with Professors Singh and Sinatra, presented research on factors that impact on the performance of merger- and acquisition strategies. Professor von Krogh has published articles in journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Management Science, Organization Science, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Management Journal. He is a Senior Editor of Organization Studies, and an Editorial Board member of various journals including the European Management Journal, European Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Long Range Planning. His awards and recognitions include The Association of American Publishers' "Best Professional Business Book Award", the Organization and Management Theory Division's "Best Symposium Award" at the Academy of Management, Harvard Business Review's "Breakthrough Idea," and the ETH Teaching Award "Goldene Eule."

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Spaeth, Sebastian, Stuermer, Matthias, Haefliger, Stefan, Krogh, Georg von (2007): Sampling in Open Source Software Development: The Case for Using the Debian GNU/Linux Dist. In: HICSS 2007 - 40th Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science 3-6 January, 2007, Waikoloa, Big Island, HI, USA. pp. 166.

Krogh, Georg von, Spaeth, Sebastian, Haefliger, Stefan (2005): Knowledge Reuse in Open Source Software: An Exploratory Study of 15 Open Source Projects. In: HICSS 2005 - 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 3-6 January, 2005, Big Island, HI, USA.

Hippel, Eric von, Krogh, Georg von (2003): Open Source Software and the "Private-Collective" Innovation Model: Issues for Organizati. In Organization Science, 14 (2) pp. 209-223.