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Dr. Lorenz Graf-Vlachy is a Senior Research Fellow at ESCP Business School's ESCP Research Institute of Management.

Dr. Graf-Vlachy's work 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. He serves on the editorial boards of Management Review Quarterly and Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Prior to his current appointment, he was a Professor of Strategy at ESCP Business School in Berlin. Previously, 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. He was a Barger Leadership Institute Visitor at the University of Michigan and gave invited talks at various universities including Tsinghua University, Imperial College London, IIM Bangalore, Rotterdam School of Management, CEIBS, the Stockholm School of Economics, and VU Amsterdam. He taught at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Business and ESMT Berlin and performs executive education programs for leading international companies.

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.

He gained additional work experience in Germany, China, and the U.S., holding positions at McKinsey & Company, various IT firms, and a publishing house. He also started a small software company that he sold to a U.S. competitor.

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.

He is a member of various academic societies, including the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the European Academy of Management, the IEEE (senior member), and the Association for Computing Machinery.

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Academic Articles

2021

GRAF-VLACHY, L.

Is the Readability of Abstracts Decreasing in Management Research?

REVIEW OF MANAGERIAL SCIENCE

Academic Articles

2021

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, 47 (3), 771-816 pp.

Academic Articles

2021

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, 54(1)

Conference Proceedings

2021

GRAF-VLACHY, L.

The Readability of Information Systems Research over Three Decades: An Analysis of the Senior Scholars’ Basket of Journals from 1990 to 2020

Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems

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., S. SUN, S. X. ZHANG

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

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTRAUMATOLOGY, 11 (1)

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, 28 (6), 437-464

Academic Articles

2020

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

Effects of an Advancing Tenure on CEO Cognitive Complexity

ORGANIZATION SCIENCE, 31 (4), 797-1051 pp.

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

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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