Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Nicolai Juul
Second name: Foss
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Denmark
Position: Full Tenured Professor

  • Ph.D. June 11, 1993, Copenhagen Business School (enrolled as PhD student October 1, 1989).
  • M.Sc. (Economics) (Cand. Polit.), January 1989, University of Copenhagen, Department of economics.

Research interests:
  • Strategic management - in particular, linking the resource-based view and organizational economics.
  • The theory of the firm - The role of bounded rationality in the ToF; new organizational forms; delegation.
  • Strategic entrepreneurship -- Multi-level issues in understanding firm-level entrepreneurship; the role of organizational design and human capital.
  • Knowledge governance - The influence of formal governance mechanisms on knowledge processes, notably knowledge sharing.
  • The theory of science - Mechanism-based explanation; realism; the analysis of boundary conditions.

Publications (most important/popular):


  • Invited to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in economics every year since 1998.
  • 2011 Journal of Private Enterprise Best Paper Award for "Alertness, Judgment, and Entrepeneurship", journal of private enterprise, 25: 145-165 (with Peter G Klein).
  • 2010 SO!What award for scholarly contribution (for "strategic organization: a field in search of micro-foundations", strategic organization 2005 (with teppo felin)).
  • Academy of International Business, Best Paper Award 2003.
  • Jorck's Prize 2000 for research in social science.
  • The Statoil Prize 1997 for research in management studies.
  • Copenhagen Business School Prize 1996 for excellence in teaching.
  • The Tietgen Prize 1993 for ph.d. dissertation.
  • The Frederik Zeuthen Prize 1989 for best economics masters thesis of 1989.