Dr. Lorenz Graf-Vlachy is the Chair of Strategy at ESCP Business School in Berlin.
His research has been 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.
Prior to his current appointment, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Passau. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, a Scholar in Residence at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, a Visiting Scholar at Penn State University's Smeal College of Business, a Visiting Associate Research Scholar at Columbia University's Columbia Business School, and an Affiliated Research Fellow at IMD International in Lausanne. He was named a Schoeller Fellow by the Dr. Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business and Society.
Before his academic career, Dr. Graf-Vlachy 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 also studied in the MBA program of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and at Tongji University in Shanghai.