Dr. Lorenz Graf-Vlachy holds the Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership at TU Dortmund University and is a Senior Research Fellow at the ESCP Business School’s ESCP Research Institute of Management.
His research interests lie in the fields of strategic leadership and the psychology of top executives and entrepreneurs, the management of discontinuous innovation and digital technologies, as well as managerial and corporate communication.
Dr. Graf-Vlachy’s research has be published in, for example, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning and the Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems. His research has received awards from the Academy of Management (AOM), the European Academy of Management (EURAM), the Strategic Management Society (SMS), and the Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung (FGF). Dr. Graf-Vlachy further won awards for teaching and reviewing. He serves on the editorial boards of Management Review Quarterly and Corporate Governance: An International Review.
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Graf-Vlachy was a Professor of Strategy at ESCP Business School in Berlin. Before his academic career, he was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Munich, where he supported telecom, high-tech, and industrial goods companies across Europe and Asia on projects related to strategy and organization. He was repeatedly invited to work with the BCG Henderson Institute in New York and was selected for a year-long secondment to serve as an advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva.
Dr. Graf-Vlachy holds a master’s level degree in Information Systems and a doctoral degree from Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg as well as a habilitation from the University of Passau.
He is a member of various academic societies, including the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the European Academy of Management, the IEEE (senior member), and the Association for Computing Machinery.