Martin Ihrig, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Management, The Wharton School; Professor and Associate Dean, New York University

Research Interests:

Strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge, innovation

About Martin:

Martin Ihrig is an adjunct professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a clinical professor and associate dean at New York University, and the president of I-Space Institute. He has held appointments as a practice associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and as a visiting professor at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. He received his master of business studies from University College Dublin and his doctorate in Business Administration from Technische Universität Berlin.

Professor Ihrig is a faculty member at Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education, where he teaches strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation in both open-enrollment and custom programs. He consults on the strategic and entrepreneurial management of knowledge (SEM-K) and is the co-founder and former research director of the SEM-K initiative at Wharton’s Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center. He also runs the Division of Business Programs at New York University’s School of Professional Studies.

In developing strategy tools for corporate and public sector decision makers, Professor Ihrig has worked with organizations such as BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Vale, Merck, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. His research projects have been funded by the Economic & Social Research Council in the United Kingdom, the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN in Switzerland, Tekes in Finland, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Neubauer Family Foundation in the United States.


Executive Education Programs Taught

Advanced Management Program
Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading, or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

Creating and Implementing Strategy for Competitive Advantage
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.