George Tovstiga

Guest Lecturer

 

 

E-mail: george.tovstiga@edhec.edu

 

 

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • 1986 Dr sc techn ETH Doctorate in Engineering Sciences
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland)

  • 1995 MBA: Master in Business Administration (University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)

     

  • 1983 MSc: Master of Science in Engineering (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)

  • 1981 BASc: Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)

  • 1997 ITP: International Teachers Programme (London Business School, UK)

 

RESEARCH

Research areas

  • Strategic management; competitive strategy
  • Strategy practice; heuristics and practice-relevant management approaches
  • Strategic innovation; innovation management 
  • Strategic R&D and technology management

 

RESEARCH OUTPUT

Book publications 

  • G. Tovstiga (2015) Strategy in Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Strategic Thinking, 3rd Edition, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons (forthcoming in September 2015)
  • G. Tovstiga (2013) Strategy in Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Strategic Thinking, 2nd Edition, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons 
  • G. Tovstiga (2010) Strategy in Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Strategic Thinking, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons 
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2005) Capabilities for Strategic Advantage - Leading Through Technological Innovation, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • D. Birchall, G. Tovstiga, A. Morrison and A. Gaule (2004) Innovation Performance Measurement - Striking the right balance. London: GRIST Publishing
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2002) 'Future Proofing-Scenario Planning', Express Exec Series in Strategic Management. Oxford: Wiley-Capstone

 

Book chapters / contributions

  • G. Tovstiga (2012). “Vodic za stratesko promislanje”, qLife Special Issue on Strategic Thinking, No. 2, Vol. IV (Summer 2012), pp. 13 – 32 (in Croatian)
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Korot, L.-P. Dana, G. McElwee (2011). “A Cross-National Comparison of Knowledge Management Practices”, in Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2nd Ed. (D. Schwarz and D Te-eni, Eds.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing, pp. 163 - 174
  • G. Tovstiga (2010). “Idea Management”, in Expert Voice - Fast Track to Success: Managing Series (Chris O'Neill and Jonathan Mowll, Eds.), London: Financial Times Prentice Hall
  • G. Tovstiga with M. Farhadi (2010). ‘Post-Merger Growth Due Diligence’, Chapter in Value in Due Diligence: New Risks, New Mitigation, R. Gleich, G. Kierans and T. Hasselbach (Eds.),London: Gower Publishing 
  • G. Tovstiga with E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2009). ‘Joint Collaborative Innovation in Virtual Social Networks’, Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in 21st Century, Part 3, St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Press, pp. 132-137
  • G. Tovstiga, E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2009). ’Innovation processes in cyber communities and cyber security’, Socio-economic development of Russia: Experience, Outlook and Innovation – Collected Scientific Papers, O.G. Maksimova (ed.), Cheboksary Institute of Economics and Management, St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Press, p.260 (in Russian).
  • G. Tovstiga with Ronald D. Camp II, Leo-Paul Dana and Len Korot (2008). ‘A Cross-National Comparision of Knowledge Management Practices in Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands, and the United States’; Chapter XXI in Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organisations, K. O’Sullivan (ed.), Hershey: IGI Global (Information Science Resource Publishing) 
  • G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Entrepreneurship: Exploring the roots of business strategy’, appearing in [Amann, W. and K. Meier, ed]: "Career Management." Resources for the successful MBA series. University of St.Gallen Press. 
  • G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Capturing return on innovation – the learning bit’, Pearson FastTRACK, Innovation Expert Voice, London: Financial Times – Prentice Hall
  • G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Insight-driven strategy – scoping the boundary conditions’, Pearson FastTRACK, Strategy Expert Voice, London: Financial Times – Prentice Hall
  • G. Tovstiga, D. Birchall, S. Odenthal and W. Amann (2008). ‘Strategische Innovation und geeignete Erfolgsmessung’, in L. Becker, J Ehrhardt and W. Gora (2008) Fuehrung, Innovation und Wandel, ISBN 978-3-939707-05-9
  • *G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual capital and innovations as a tool for increasing enterprises' competitive advantage’, in Socio-Economic Problems of Regional Development: Ivanovo State University Publishing House, Russia pp. 251 – 258
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2007). ‘Successful innovation from effective knowledge management’, in A.S. Kazi, L.Wohlfart and P. Wolf (Eds.), Hands-on knowledge co-creation and sharing: Practical methods and techniques, Stuttgart: KnowledgeBoard / VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland / Fraunhofer IRB Verlag.
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2006). ‘Intellectual capital practices and competitive performance in small innovative enterprises: Preliminary research findings’, The Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University Press, p.97-107, 2006.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2004). ‘Impact of Informal Organizational Structures on Knowledge Exploitation in the Firm’. Chapter in E. Truch (Ed.) Leveraging Corporate Knowledge. London: Gower Publishing
  • *D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2004). ‘The Strategic Potential of a Firm's Knowledge Portfolio’. in S. Crainer and D. Dearlove (Eds.) Financial Times Handbook of Management, 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2003). 'Information Systems Requirements in Support of the Firm's Portfolio of Knowledge-Driven Capabilities. IN L. A. Joia (Ed.) IT-Based Management: Challenges and Solutions. Hershey PA: Idea Group Publishing
  • G. Tovstiga, D. Birchall and J.-J. Chanaron (2003). ‘Capabilities in Strategic Knowledge Sourcing and Assimilation: A New Look at Innovation in the Automotive Industry’. in B. Dankbaar (Ed.) Innovation Management in the Knowledge Economy. London: Imperial College Press
  • G. Tovstiga (2003). ‘Driving Organizational Change in Disruptive Competitive Environments’. Sonderband 'Forum 2003'- Publikationsreihe der PHW, Zürich/Switzerland
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Dana and L. Korot (2003). ’Key Determinants of Global Competitiveness in the Post-Network Age: A Report from the Field Based on a Cross-Regional Comparison of Technology-Intensive Entrepreneurial Firms’. McGill University Series on International Entrepreneurship, Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • G. Tovstiga, J. Alvesalo and C. Biermann (2003). ‚Strategische Investitionen in Innovationsmanagement: Erfolgsfaktoren und Zukunftsperspektiven’. in Strategische Investments im Unternehmen - Welche Themen die Zukunft entscheiden, S. Odenthal and G. Wissel (Eds). Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag (Germany)
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Dana and L. Korot (2003). ‘Toward a transnational techno-culture: an empirical investigation of knowledge management’. In H. Etemad and R. Wright (Eds.) Globalization and Entrepreneurship: Policy and Strategy Perspectives. Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • G. Tovstiga (2002). ‘Coming to Terms with Organizational Knowledge: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls’, The Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century 2002, St. Petersburg, Russia: St. Petersburg State Technical University Press
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2002). ‘Strategic Knowledge Sourcing, Integration and Assimilation: A Capabilities Portfolio Perspective’, in N. Bontis (Ed.) World Congress on Intellectual Capital Readings. Boston: Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Dana, L.P., Korot, L. and Tovstiga, G. (2003). ’A Tri-National Comparison of Knowledge Values’, in M.K. Stasiak (Ed.), Values in an Era of Transformation. (43-66). Lodz, Poland: Wyzsza Szkola Humanistyczno-Economiczna w Lodzi.

 

Journal articles

  • G. Tovstiga and V.M.Y. Lau (2015). ‘Exploration of Relational Factors: Sino-foreign Joint Venture Partnering’, Journal of Strategy and Management, 8 (2), pp. 191 – 202
  • G. Tovstiga with D.W. Birchall, J.-J. Chanaron and C. Hillenbrand (2011). ‘Innovation performance measurement: current practices, issues and management challenges’, International Journal of Technology Management Vol. 56, No. 1 
  • G. Tovstiga, with E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2010). “Innovation as dynamic capability in legal and criminal online communities”, Innovation, Vol. 141, No. 7, 2010, pp. 90 – 95 (Russian publication)
  • G. Tovstiga and M. Farhadi (2010). ’Strategic Intellectual Property Management in Mergers and Acquisitions’, Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.32 – 49
  • G. Tovstiga, E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2009). ’Innovation dynamics and capabilty in open collaborative cyber communities: implications for cybersecurity’, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 56 (1), pp. 76 – 86
  • M. Farhadi, G. Tovstiga and J. Vollmer (2009). ’Intellectual Property Management in M&A – Transaktionen’, M&A Review (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland), Nr. 2/2009, pp. 60 – 68 
  • C. van Winkelen and G. Tovstiga (2009). ‘Understanding an Organisation’s Knowledge-Enabled Innovation Capability’, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-2, pp. 97-115
  • *G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2009). ‘Intellectual capital practices: a four-region comparative study’, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 10., No. 1
  • M. Farhadi, G. Tovstiga and J. Vollmer (2009). ’Intellectual Property Management in M&A – Transaktionen’, M&A Review, Nr. 2/2009, pp. 60 – 68 (in German)
  • C. van Winkelen and G. Tovstiga (2009). ‘Understanding an Organisation’s Knowledge-Enabled Innovation Capability’, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-2, pp. 97-115
  • M. Farhadi and G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Communication in M&A Transaction’, Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Abstract No. 1147855 (June 2008)
  • M. Farhadi and G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Structural Anti-takeover Strategies in Germany’, Management Online Review, Oxford Management Publishing (October 2008)
  • M. Farhadi and G. Tovstiga (2008). ’Kommunikation in M&A – Transaktionen – Ereignisse und Herausforderungen’, M&A Review, Nr. 4/2008, pp. 186 – 193 (in German)
  • E. Tulugurova, G. Tovstiga and A. Kozlov (2008). ’Dynamic capabilities in open virtual communities’, Socio-Theoretical Almanach No. 14, Russia in a Global World, Scientific Publication “Clio”, St. Petersburg, Russia (in Russian)
  • G. Tovstiga with E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual capital practices and performance in Russian enterprises’, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp 695 – 707
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual Capital as a tool for building competitive advantage’, Innovation Magazine (Russian Innovation publication), No. 5 (2007), pp. 80-83
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘What is the ‘innovative’ business based on?’, PersonnelMix (Russian HR publication), No. 5/2, pp. 21-25
  • D. Birchall, G. Tovstiga and E. Ruetsche (2006). ‘Innovation - cracking the enigma’. Critical Eye, 15, p.2-5
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2006). ‘Knowledge Management in the innovation process: innovation as a dynamic capability’. Organisations & People, Vol.13 (No.1), p.49-55
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Odenthal, V. Popova, I. Efimov, S. Moskalev and I. Bortnik (2005). ’Russian small innovative enterprises (SIEs), intellectual capital and competitiveness: an exploratory study of the knowledge-based SIE in a transitional economy’, International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, Vol. 2, No.2, pp.154-179
  • G. Tovstiga with L.-P. Dana and L. Korot (2005). ‘A cross-national comparison of knowledge management practices’, International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 26, No.1
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Goerner and S. Odenthal (2005). ‘Sense-Making and Learning in Complex Organizations: The String Quartet Revisited’, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, Vol 1, No. 3, pp. 215 – 231
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Odenthal, H. Tambe and F. Van Oene (2004). ‘Co-Innovation: Capturing the Innovation Premium for Growth’, Prism (Arthur D. Little), First Semester (2004), pp. 40 – 55
  • G. Tovstiga, P. den Hamer, I. IBortnik, V. Popova, I. Efimov and S. Moskalev (2004). ’Preparing Russian Small Innovative Enterprises for International Competitiveness: A Scoping Study’, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, p. 89-108
  • G. Tovstiga, Korot, L. and L.-P. Dana (2003). ’Technology management in the network age: a report from the field based on a cross-regional comparison of technology-intensive entrepreneurial firms’, in Technology Management for Reshaping the World, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), pp. 333 – 341
  • G. Tovstiga, P. den Hamer, I. Bortnik, V. Popova, I. Efimov and S. Moskalev (2002). ’Analyzing Success Factors of Russian Small Innovative Enterprises (SIEs)’, Scientific and Technical Journal of St. Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg State Technical University (in Russian)
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2002). ‘Assessing the firm's strategic knowledge portfolio: a framework and methodology’. International Journal of Technology Management, 24 (4), pp. 419-515
  • G. Tovstiga, P. den Hamer, I. Bortnik, V. Popova, I. Efimov and S. Moskalev (2002). ‘Preparing Russian Small Innovative Enterprises (SIEs) for International Competitiveness: Preliminary Study’. The Bulletin of Russian Federation Innovation and Technology Center (ITC) Union
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Odenthal, V.A. Popova, I.P. Efimov, S.V. Moskalev, I.M. Bortnik (2005). ‘Russian small innovative enterprises (SIEs), intellectual capital and competitiveness: an exploratory study of the knowledge-based SIE in a transitional economy’, Int. J. Learning and Intellectual Capital, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 154-179
  • G. Tovstiga with L.-P. Dana and L. Korot (2005). ‘A cross-national comparison of knowledge management practices’, International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 26, No.1, pp. 10 – 22
  • G. Tovstiga with D.W. Birchall (2002). ‘Assessing the Firm's Knowledge Portfolio - A Framework and Methodology’, Int. J. of Technology Management, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 419-434

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

  • G. Tovstiga (2016). “Using failure intelligently for insight and innovation”, invited speaker at Innovation Roundtable Summit 2016, Copenhagen, DK (November 2016)
  • G. Tovstiga (2016). “Simple heuristics in strategy work”, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference 2016, Berlin, Germany (September 2016)
  • G. Tovstiga, E. Tulugurova and H. Grossmann (2016). “Implications of dynamic capabilities and market dynamism for high-tech start-up competitive performance”, R&D Management Conference 2016, Cambridge, UK (July 2016
  • G. Tovstiga and H. Grossmann (2016). “Implications of dynamic capabilities and market dynamism for high-tech start-up competitive performance “, Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2016, Rome, Italy (June 2016)
  • G. Tovstiga (2015). “Metrics for innovative / entrepreneurial universities”, Invited panelist, Third International Applied Research Conference“Education and Global Cities: Guideline for Modern Universities”, St. Petersburg, Russia (May 2016)
  • G. Tovstiga (2015). “A simple heuristic for making sense of the firm’s strategic boundaries”, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference 2016, Denver, CO, USA (October 2015)
  • G. Tovstiga (2015). "Knowledge management for sustainable growth in emerging markets", invited panellist, GSOM – CEMS Annual Conference 2015, St. Petersburg, Russia (November 2015)
  • G. Tovstiga (2015). “Firm’s Unique Competing Space: Firm Boundaries and Strategic Decision Making”, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) 2015, Singapore (July 2015) *Best paper award
  • G. Tovstiga (2014). “Dynamic capabilities and market dynamism effects on high-tech start-up enterprise performance: concept and empirical findings”, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference 2014, Madrid, Spain (September 2014) (accepted for presentation)
  • G. Tovstiga (2014). “Dynamic capabilities and market dynamics: Impact and implications for firms’ strategic performance”, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) 2014, Singapore (July 2014) 
  • G. Tovstiga (2014). “Organizational Boundaries and their Implications for Competitiveness and Strategic Growth”, International Forum on Knowledge Dynamics and Assets (IFKAD) 2014, Matera, Italy (June 2014) 
  • G. Tovstiga and H. Grossmann (2014). “Dynamic capabilities in the context of entrepreneurial high-technology start-up enterprises”, Strategic Management (SMS) Special Conference 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel (March 2014) 
  • G. Tovstiga and H. Grossmann (2013). “Dynamic capabilities: Roles of shaping factors and moderators in the context of entrepreneurial high-technology enterprises”, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA (October 2013) 
  • G. Tovstiga and J. Bruun-Jensen (2013). “Business Models and Strategy – A Critical Comparative Analysis”, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference ‘Lake Geneva’, Lausanne, Switzerland (March 2013)
  • G. Tovstiga and H. Grossmann (2013). “Shaping factors and dynamic capabilities in the context of entrepreneurial high-technology enterprises: conceptual and empirical explorations”, International Forum on Knowledge Dynamics and Assets (IFKAD) 2013, Zagreb, Croatia (June 2013)
  • G. Tovstiga, A. Sabella and D. Dawoudi (2013). “Innovative university – industry partnerships: Comparative Analysis and competitive impact on the Palestinian private sector”, The 2013 University-Industry Interaction Network (UIIN) Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 2013), 
  • G. Tovstiga, A Sabella and D. Dawoudi (2013). “Impact assessment of innovative initiatives for Enhancing Competitiveness in Emerging economies”, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) 2013, Singapore (July 2013)
  • G. Tovstiga and S. Goerner (2012). “Sense making in complex organisations: the string quartet revisited”, European Chamber Music Teachers Association (ECMTA) Annual Meeting 2012, Tallinn, Estonia (May 2012)
  • G. Tovstiga and H. Grossmann (2012). “Innovation failure and learning revisited: conceptual model and empirical evidence”, International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD) 2012, Matera, Italy (June 2012).
  • G. Tovstiga (2012). “Strategic Innovation Partnering”, invited speaker at Second Tri Partnership Conference – Academic Government Industry Partnership (AGIP), Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestinian Territories (July 2012)
  • G. Tovstiga and H. Grossmann (2012). “Strategic Innovation: Exploring the link between differentiation, learning and innovation failure in start-up enterprises”, 2nd Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) 2012, Singapore (July 2012)
  • G. Tovstiga and H. Grossmann (2012).”Strategic innovation: Innovation failure, ;earning and competitiveness revisited”, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference 2012, Prague, Czech Republic (October 2012)
  • G. Tovstiga and V.M. Lau (2012). “Exploration of Relational Factors in Sino-foreign Joint Venture Partnerships: Concept and Case Study”, Strategic management Society (SMS) Special Conference on China 2012, Guangzhou, China (December 2012)
  • G. Tovstiga (2011). “Strategic innovation: new perspectives and implications for strategic partnering”, Birzeit University Conference on Strategic Innovation: Cultivating Innovation in Strategic Public-Private Sector Partnerships, Birzeit / Palestinian Territories (October 2011)
  • G. Tovstiga and H. Abba (2011). ‘Strategic innovation, dynamic capabilities and technological disruption‘, International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference 2011, Miami Beach, FL/USA (April 11-14, 2011)
  • G. Tovstiga (2011). ‘Strategic Innovation: New Perspectives and Implications for Public – Private Partnering’, invited paper: Birzeit University Conference on Strategic Innovation, Ramallah / West Bank, October 15, 2011
  • G. Tovstiga (2011). ‘Dynamic capability perspective on innovation: Conceptual framework and empirical evidence’, accepted paper: Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference 2011, Miami, FL/USA (November 6 – 9, 2011)
  • G. Tovstiga with S. Shapiro (2010). ‘Using a Stakeholder Perspective to Investigate Financial Innovation in Global Banks between 2005 and 2008’, 2010 International Conference on Global trends in the Efficiency and Risk Management of Financial Services, Chania, Crete (July 2-4, 2010)
  • G. Tovstiga (2010). ‘Innovation as a Dynamic Capability: Strategic Implications and Impact’, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference 2010, Rome, Italy (September 12 – 15, 2010) 
  • G. Tovstiga with S. Shapiro (2009). ‘Revisiting Financial Innovation’, International Conference on “Global trends in the Efficiency and Risk Management of Financial Services and the Financial Crisis” hosted by the Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit (EPRU), University of Leicester School Management, Leicester, UK (14-15 November 2009).
  • G. Tovstiga, D.W. Birchall and J.-J. Chanaron (2009). ‘Dilemmas challenging executives in the design of a metrics schema for the governance of innovation’, 1st Journal of Management & Governance Conference – “Governing Strategy and Knowledge”, Venice, Italy, October 2009
  • G. Tovstiga (2009). ‘Strategic Innovation: Capturing Returns From Innovation’, Invited Keynote at the ‘2nd Indira International Innovation Summit’, Mumbai, India (January 2009)
  • G. Tovstiga, E. Tulugurova, A. Kozlov (2009). ’Innovation processes in cyber communities; implications for cyber security’, Conference on Socio-economic development of Russia: Experiences, Outlook and Innovation 2009, Cheboksary University, Cheboksary, Russia May 2009
  • G. Tovstiga, E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2009). ’Collaborative Open Innovations Virtual Social Networks’, Conference on the Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century 2009, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2009
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2009). ‘Collaborative Open Innovation in Virtual Networked Subcultures’, 30th McMaster University World Congress 2009: Economic Crime Prevention, Hamilton, Canada, January 2009
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2008). ‘Intellectual capital practices – four region comparative study’, McMaster University World Congress on Intellectual Capital 2008, Hamilton, Canada, January 2008
  • S. Bruggeman, G. Tovstiga and C. Brewster (2008). ‘Innovation and intellectual capital – the role of the globally mobile professional’, International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD) 2008, Matera, Italy, June 2008 
  • G. Tovstiga and D.W. Birchall (2008). ‘European SME Innovation Survey 2007’, International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) 2008, Tours, France, June 2008 
  • G. Tovstiga and D.W. Birchall (2008). ‘Innovation as a factor of competitive advantage in SMEs: A Summary of the European Research Campaign 2007 Findings’, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) 2008, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2008
  • G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Innovation as a strategic capability – conceptual model and empirical evidence’, International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) 2008, Dubai, UAE (April 6 – 10)
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Hess and J, Faupel (2007). ’Achieving effective innovation through collaboration in a global R&D organisation: ALSTOM Power Service’s ‘PowerInnovation’ process’, The R&D Management (RADMA) Conference 2007, Bremen, Germany, July 2007
  • G. Tovstiga, D.W. Birchall and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Determinants of enterprise performance in small technology-intensive innovative enterprises: Intellectual capital and innovation capability in the firm’, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) 2007, Portland, Oregon, USA, August 2007
  • C. van Winkelen, G. Tovstiga and M Craven (2007). ‘Developing and monitoring an organisation's knowledge-enabled innovation capability’, Knowledge Management Forum 7th Annual Conference, Henley-on-Thames, UK, June 2007
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Innovation as a Factor of Competitive Advantage in Small Innovative Enterprises (SIEs): Suitable Parameters and their Implication for Russian SIEs’, The Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2007
  • G. Tovstiga (2007). ‘Intellectual Capital And Innovation Capability In Small Technology-Intensive Firms: A Cross-National Comparison’, 10th Anniversary McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 2007
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual capital and innovation capability in small technology-intensive firms: A global comparative study’, 7th Global Conference on Business & Economics, Rome, Italy October 2007
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual capital practices and enterprise performance in small innovative enterprises (SIEs)’, International Conference on Small Business (ICSB) 2007, Turku, Finland, June 2007
  • D. Birchall, E Tulugurova and G. Tovstiga (2007). ‘Intellectual capital practices and enterprise performance in small innovative enterprises: a global comparative study’, British Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference, Warwick University, Coventry, UK, September 2007
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual Capital Practices in Small Technology-intensive Enterprises: A Regional Comparative Study’, 2nd European Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Utrecht University, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht, Netherlands November 2007
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual capital practices, external factors and enterprise performance in Russian small innovative enterprises’, McMaster University World Congress on Intellectual Capital 2007, Hamilton, Canada, January 2007
  • G. Tovstiga, D.W. Birchall and S. Odenthal (2007). ‘Strategic Innovation and Appropriate Measures of Innovation Performance’, European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference 2007, Paris, France, May 2007
  • G. Tovstiga, D.W. Birchall and S. Odenthal (2007). ‘Strategic innovation: Getting the act together for profitable growth’, International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) 2007, Warsaw, Poland, June 2007
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2006). ‘Achieving Competitive Advantage through Innovation in Services’, International Association for the Management of Technology (Europe) EUROMOT Conference 2006, Birmingham, UK, September 2007 
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2006). ‘Dynamic innovation capabilities and ambidextrous organisation’, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) - 17th Annual Conference, Boston, USA, April 2006
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2006). ‘Innovation and the ambidextrous organisation: unleashing the dynamic innovation capability’, 5th Global Conference on Business & Economics. Cambridge University, Cambridge, July 2006
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2006). ‘Innovation performance measurement- expert vs. practitioner views’, Technology Management for the Global Future (PICMET 2006), Istanbul, July 2006
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2006). ‘Intellectual capital and enterprise performance in Russian small innovative enterprises (SIEs)’, The Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2006
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2006). ‘Linking exploitation of intellectual capital, innovation and enterprise performance in small innovative enterprises’, 6th Global Conference on Business & Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, October 2006
  • G. Tovstiga E. and Tulugurova (2006). ‘Linking intellectual capital, innovation and enterprise performance: The case of Russian small innovative enterprises’, International Society for Professional Innovation Management/ ISPIM 2006 Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2006
  • G. Tovstiga and D Birchall (2006). ‘Strategic innovation: The new paradigm and implications for profitable growth’, British Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference 2006, Belfast, UK, September 2006
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Goerner and S. Odenthal (2005). ‚1+1=11-Was gibt uns das Streeichquartett uber Wissensbilanzierung zu bedenken?’, Learntec 2005: Europaischer Kongress und Fachmesse fur Bildungs- und Informationstechhologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, Feb 2005.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2005). ‘Innovation and Market Orientation: New Directions in the Management and Measurement of Innovation Performance’, 2nd Symposium on the Entrepreneurship-Innovation-Marketing Interface, Karlsuhe, Germany, Oct 2005.
  • G. Tovstiga, D. Birchall, C. Hillenbrand and J.-J. Chanaron (2005). ‘Innovation performance measurement: current practices, issues and management challenges’, The R&D Management Conference 2005. Pisa, Italy, July 2005.
  • G. Tovstiga, D. Birchall and E. Herbolzheimer (2005). ‘Intellectual capital and enterprise performance in transition economy small innovative enterprises (SIEs)’, 1st BEPART Conference: Towards Entrepreneurial Regions- A Perspective in Learning, Knowledge and Innovation, Aarhus, Denmark, Nov 2005.
  • G. Tovstiga and S. Odenthal (2005). ‘Strategic innovation partnering: striking the right balance through co-innovation’. The R&D Management Conference 2005, Pisa, Italy, July 2005.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2005). ‘Strategic investment or operational efficiency: a case study of HTTs and their impact on the organisation’, The R&D Management Conference, Pisa, Italy, July 2005.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2004). ‘Capturing Opportunity from Disruptive Innovation: The Firm's Strategic Capabilities Revisited’, The Fifth European Conference on Organizational Knowledge and Learning, and Capabilities (OKLC). University of Innsbruck, Austria, April 2004.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2004). ‘Capturing Opportunity in Disruption: Strategic Capabilities and Organization Factors’, 25th World Congress on the Management of Intellectual Capital and Innovation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, Jan 2004.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2004). ‘Disruptive Innovation- Strategic Capabilities Perspective’, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Seoul, South Korea, Aug 2004.
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Goerner and S. Odenthal (2004). ‘Sense-Making and Learning in Complex Organizations: The Case of the String Quartet’, 25th World Congress on the Management of Intellectual Capital and Innovation. McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, Jan 2004
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Goerner and S. Odenthal (2004). ‘Sense-Making and Learning in Complex Organizations: The String Quartet Revisited’, Fifth European Conference on Organizational Knowledge and Learning, and Capabilities (OKLC), University of Innsbruck, Austria, April 2004.
  • G. Tovstiga and S. Odenthal (2004). ‘Strategies for Capturing the Innovation Premium: Rethinking the Role of Organizational Knowledge’, 25th World Conference on the Management of Intellectual Capital and Innovation. McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, January 2004
  • G. Tovstiga and D. W. Birchall (2003). ‘Getting "Birds of a Different Feather to Flock Together": Achieving Integration of Knowledge in Technology Alliances’, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland State University, USA, July 20-24 2003.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2003). ‘Knowledge in Organizations: Impact of Organizational Tribal Structures’, 6th World Congress on Intellectual Capital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jan 2003.
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Dana and L. Korot (2003). ’Technology Management in the Network Age: A Report from the Field Based on a Cross-Regional Comparison of Technology- Intensive Entrepreneurial Firms’, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). Portland, Oregon, USA. July 20-24.
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2003). ‘The Influence of Organizational Tribal Structures on Knowledge in the Firm’, International Conference on the Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century, St. Petersburg State Technical University, April 2003.
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Dana and L. Korot (2002). ’A Cross-cultural Comparison of Knowledge Management Practices in Entrepreneurial Firms in Europe, Israel and the Silicon Valley’, 8th International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV) Conference, Warsaw, Poland, June 2002.
  • G. Tovstiga (2002). ‘Enabling Organizational Knowledge: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls’, International Conference on the Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century, St.Petersberg, Russia, May 2002.
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2002). ‘Getting Birds of a Different Feather to Flock Together: Achieving Integration of Capabilities in Strategic Alliances’, IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, Cambridge University, Aug 2002.
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Dana and L. Korot (2002). ’Key Determinants of Global Competitiveness in the Post-Network Age: A Report from the Field Based on a Cross-Regional Comparison of Technology-Intensive Entrepreneurial Firms’, 3rd Biennial McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship: Researching New Frontiers, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Sept 2002.
  • G. Tovstiga and V. Popova (2002). ’Preparing Russian Small Innovative Enterprise (SIE's) for International Competitiveness: A Report from the Field’, Third Biennial McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship: Researching New Frontiers, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Sept 2002.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2002). ‘Strategic Integration of New Organizational Knowledge: Making Strategic Alliances Work’, 5th World Congress on Intellectual Capital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jan 2002.

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (1981 – 1983) 
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (1983 – 1986)
  • European Union (EU) MBA Competition Scholarship (1993-1995)

 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITIES 

  • Strategic Management Society (SMS); Elected officer (Programme Chair for Special Interest Group “Strategy Practice”); conference organising committee; track organiser and reviewer
  • Reviewer for various journals, including R&D Management, International Journal of Technology Management
  • Graduate School of Management (St. Petersburg State University): Emerging Markets Conference 2016 - Track chair: “Strategizing in Emerging Markets”
  • Graduate School of Management (St. Petersburg State University): Autumn School – “Innovations in KM Practices) – Session lecturer
  • External member Electoral Board: University of Birmingham (2014)
  • Member of Editorial Board: Journal of International Entrepreneurship (Springer Group)
  • Member of Editorial Board: Journal of Strategy and Management (Emerald Group)
  • Innovation Roundtable Summit 2016 (Copenhagen, DK): Invited speaker

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTVITIES

Currently Professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School (Paris, FRANCE); teaching in Executive Education programmes, MBA and MSc programmes; research in the area of competitive strategy, strategic management, strategy practice, strategic innovation management

 

Visiting Professorships (past and current):

  • Henley Business School / University of Reading, UK: Doctoral supervisor and examiner
  • Russian National Research University “ITMO”, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA: MSc Innovation Management)
  • University St. Gallen, St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND: Executive MBA Programme
  • HEC Paris (FRANCE) and GSOM, St. Petersburg University, RUSSIA: Dual Degree MBA Programme
  • University of St. Petersburg / Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA: CEMS Master in International Management Programme
  • Birzeit University / Ramallah / PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Executive MBA Programme
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, USA: Executive MBA Programme 
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA: International Graduate Management School: MBA Programme (Strategic Innovation Management)
  • SIMT / Stuttgart Institute of Technology and Management, Stuttgart, GERMANY Corporate Executive Programmes: Innovation Management)
  • PHW / Private Hochschule Wirtschaft, Zurich, SWITZERLAND: MBA Programme
  • Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK: Executive MBA Programme
  • University Frankfurt / Goethe Business School, Frankfurt, GERMANY: Corporate Executive Programmes

 

Professional trajectory: industry practitioner experience, academic appointments and management consultancy activities

Period Company / Organisation Position
2002 - present

Henley Business School,
University of Reading,
Henley-on-Thames (UK)

Appointed doctoral supervisor and examiner
2005 - 2016

Henley Business School, Henley-on-Thames, UK

Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management
 

 

 

Since 2010

Technopark®Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Member of the Advisory Board; founding member of the TechnoPark® Academy

2002 - 2005 

Henley Business School, University of Reading, 
Henley-on-Thames, UK

Visiting Professor of Management Sciences appointment; Doctoral Examiner

2003 - 2005 

Arthur D. Little (Switzerland), Zurich, Switzerland

Senior Advisor, Strategic Growth & Innovation Consulting Practice

2000 - 2003 

ABB (Switzerland) Ltd, Baden and Zurich, Switzerland

Head of Internal Management Consulting Practice

1996 - 2001 

University Twente, Faculty of Technology and Management, Enschede, Netherlands

Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management

1991 - 1996 

Armstrong GmbH, Muenster, Germany Head of Research Laboratory, Novel Processes and Materials Development

1986 - 1991 

Bayer AG, Central Research Laboratory, Leverkusen Germany R&D Manager, Chemical and Process Engineering Laboratory

1983 - 1986 

ETH Zurich, Technisch-chemisches laboratorium, Zurich, Switzerland Doctoral student and Research Assistant
1979-1983  Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Part-time research staff; novel material development, fundamental R&D

 

Private management consultancy activities in the area of strategy, strategic technology management and innovation; client companies:

  • British Nuclear Group Sellafield (UK)
  • ALSTOM Power Ltd (Switzerland)
  • Hewlett Packard (UK)
  • Intel (UK) 
  • De Beers (UK and South Africa)
  • Unilever (UK and Global)
  • Roche Group (UK & Switzerland)
  • Vodafone Group (UK and global)
  • VERTU (UK and global)
  • BP / Castrol (UK and global)

Courses taught at GSOM