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Nicolaj Siggelkow

David M. Knott Professor of Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

About Me

Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor of Management, and a Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Siggelkow has been the recipient of multiple MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards, and his research has been published in the leading management journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Industrial Economics, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Organization.

Research Interests: Professor Siggelkow’s current research focuses on the strategic and organizational implications of interactions among a firm’s choices of activities and resources. In particular, his research has focused on three broad questions:

  1. How do firms develop, grow and adjust their set of activities over time?
  2. How does organizational design affect a firm’s ability to find high-performing sets of activities?
  3. What role do interactions among a firm’s activities play in creating and sustaining competitive advantage?

To address these questions, he has employed a range of methodological approaches, including in-depth field studies of individual firms, econometric methods for large-scale data sets, formal modeling, and simulation models.

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