Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD

David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Competitive strategy, firms as systems of interconnected choices

About Nicolaj:

Nicolaj is a Professor of Management whose current research focuses on the strategic and organizational implications of interactions among a firm’s choices of activities and resources. His research has been published in the leading management journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Industrial Economics, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Organization.

In 2008, he received the Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Contribution Award for the most significant paper published in ASQ five years earlier. Nicolaj is a member of the Editorial Review Boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, and Academy of Management Perspectives. Over the last several years, Nicolaj has received multiple Excellence in Teaching Awards for both Wharton's MBA and Undergraduate programs.

Nicolaj studied economics at Stanford University and has an MA in Economics and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University and Harvard Business School. 

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Creating and Implementing Strategy for Competitive Advantage
Academic Director
Learn to accurately assess the competition, design a compelling strategy, leverage your firm’s capabilities to full advantage, and obtain necessary resources through alliances, acquisitions, and internal corporate ventures.

Executive Development Program
Transitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, communication, and leadership.

High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact
Develop the strategic perspective required of global leaders, learn to manage uncertainty and execute your vision, and establish a firm personal foundation that can withstand the pressures of leadership.

Business Essentials for Executives
Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the fundamentals every successful manager needs in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership.