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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.

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Academic Articles

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L., S.JUNGE, J.MAMMEN, R.MEINHARDT, C.GUDD

The Illusion of Independence: Spun-Off Firms’ Risk-Taking as a Function of Status and Attachment to the Parent Firm

LONG RANGE PLANNING

Academic Articles

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L., A.KÖNIG, M.SCHÖBERL

Opportunity/Threat Perception and Inertia in Response to Discontinuous Change: Replicating and Extending Gilbert (2005)

JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT

Academic Articles

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L., J.BUNDY, D. C.HAMBRICK

Effects of an Advancing Tenure on CEO Cognitive Complexity

ORGANIZATION SCIENCE

Academic Articles

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L., T.GOYAL, Y.OUARDI, A.KÖNIG

Reviews Left and Right: The Link Between Reviewers’ Political Ideology and Online Review Language

BUSINESS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Academic Articles

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L., S. SUN, S. X. ZHANG

Predictors of managers’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTRAUMATOLOGY, 11

Academic Articles

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L., S. X. ZHANG, K. HOE LOOI, R. SU, J. LI

Social media use as a predictor of handwashing during a pandemic: Evidence from Covid-19 in Malaysia

EPIDEMIOLOGY & INFECTION, 148

Academic Articles

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L., C. KURZHALS, A. KÖNIG

Strategic Leadership and Technological Innovation: A Comprehensive Review and Research Agenda

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW

ESCP Impact Papers

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L

Transitioning to a post-COVID19 world: Lessons for leaders from crises and discontinuous change

ESCP Impact Papers, 2020-09-EN

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Media

2020

GRAF-VLACHY, L

How independent are business spin-offs, really?

The Conversation

Academic Articles

2019

GRAF-VLACHY, L., A.KÖNIG, J.BUNDY, L.LITTLE

A Blessing and a Curse: How CEOs’ Trait Empathy Affects Their Management of Organizational Crises

ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW (THE)