Nicolai Foss Appointed as New Chair at DIAS

Nicolai Foss has recently been appointed Adjunct Professor in Strategic Organization Design at the Department of Marketing & Management under the Faculty of Business and Social Science at SDU. Now, he also joins DIAS as external Chair of Marketing and Management.

Since he received his PhD degree from Copenhagen Business School in 1993, Nicolai Foss has established himself as one of the most prominent researchers in the fields of strategy, organization and entrepreneurship.

“It is incredibly exciting to have a capacity like Nicolai Foss affiliated to DIAS and I hope that he can contribute to the interdisciplinary research environment, not least based on his research within organizations, entrepreneurship and innovation.“

DIAS Director Marianne Holmer

In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Foss served for almost a decade as Department Head at the Copenhagen Business School before he left for four years as Rodolfo Debenedetti Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Bocconi University in Milan. He returned to Denmark at the end of 2019. Foss is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, a member of Academia Europaea and was named  “Highly Cited Researcher” in Clarivate Analytics in both 2018 and 2019.

About his new appointment, Foss states:

“I am pleased and honored to be appointed as Chair of DIAS.  Although I am Chair “part-time”, I look forward to participating in the important work done by the extremely strong researchers in DIAS.  DIAS is a unique marker in Danish research that one can only hope will be imitated elsewhere, so I also look forward to the period as DIAS Chair for research policy reasons.”

Jens Ringsmose, dean at The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, is just as excited about Foss’ association with DIAS:

“At the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, we are delighted to have Nicolai Foss with us as an adjunct professor in Strategic Organization Design. Foss has established himself as a leading scholar within his field, and I have no doubt that he will contribute in important ways to the work done here at the BSS. Also, I feel absolutely confident that Nicolai Foss’ affiliation to DIAS will benefit the work of the unique interdisciplinary research environment established here at SDU with the creation of DIAS.”

Nicolai Foss’ bibliography includes 215 journal articles, 102 book chapters, and 26 books and his work has been published in several leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal and many others.  His books have been published by leading publishers like Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press and many of them have, along with several of his articles, been translated into Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Now we are happy to announce, that the next page in Foss’ impressive academic career will be turned here at DIAS.

Welcome aboard, Nicolai!

For more information about Nicolai Foss, please refer to the SDU Research Portal.