Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton SchoolResearch Interests:Competitive strategy, firms as systems of interconnected choicesAbout Nicolaj: Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton and the former department chair of Wharton’s Management Department. He studied Economics at Stanford University and received a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. In 2008, he received the Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Contribution Award for the most significant paper published in ASQ five years earlier. In 2013, Nicolaj was elected as a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. Nicolaj is a member of the editorial review boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. He has been the recipient of multiple MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards, including the Class of 1984 Award presented to the faculty member with the highest teaching rating in the MBA classroom. His 2019 book is titled Connected Strategy, which is also the focus of his current research. Nicolaj has been involved in a large range of open enrollment and custom executive education programs on strategy, including programs for AXA, Citibank, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Munich Re, PepsiCo, Progressive, and Sanofi-Aventis. Read full faculty bio on Wharton website Executive Education Programs Taught:Advanced Management ProgramTechnology, 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. Business Essentials for ExecutivesDrawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the critical business concepts every successful manager needs to understand in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership. Effective Execution of Organizational StrategyAcademic DirectorExplore the most important factors involved in strategic execution, including leadership, talent management, and organizational design. Learn a logical approach to implementation that will help you overcome even the most challenging obstacles. Executive Development ProgramTransitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires new knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, cross-border communication, and global leadership. Global Strategic LeadershipDiscover how you can formulate a global strategy for your organization and learn how to execute it with speed and agility. Explore ways of serving customers and leading across borders. Expand your organization’s visionary capacity to inspire greater possibilities for your collective future. High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your ImpactDevelop 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. Leadership and Management Certificate ProgramThis four-course online certificate program will help leaders across the organization reach new levels of success. Both individuals and larger teams can access cutting-edge management concepts from nine world-class Wharton faculty. With flexible start dates, each fully online course runs 4–6 weeks in duration. Management Development Program: Develop Your Managerial MindsetReach your potential as a manager through this six-month program that blends hard and soft skills into one holistic learning experience, culminating with a live three-day on-campus experience. Strategy and Management for Competitive AdvantageAcademic DirectorAccurately assess your competition and enhance your ability to make tough tradeoffs while developing new strategies that connect more continuously with customers. The CFO: Becoming a Strategic PartnerThis program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and extend your influence across the organization. You will enhance your ability to impact your organization's strategy and value creation.