George Tovstiga

Guest Lecturer

George Tovstiga

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • 1986 Dr sc techn ETH Doctorate in Engineering Sciences
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland)
  • 1995 MBA: Master in Business Administration (University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)
  • 1983 MSc: Master of Science in Engineering (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
  • 1981 BASc: Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)
  • 1997 ITP: International Teachers Programme (London Business School, UK)

RESEARCH

  • Strategic management; competitive strategy
  • Strategy practice; heuristics and practice-relevant management approaches
  • Strategic innovation; innovation management 
  • Strategic R&D and technology management

RESEARCH OUTPUT

Book publications 

  • G. Tovstiga (2015) Strategy in Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Strategic Thinking, 3rd Edition, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons (forthcoming in September 2015)
  • G. Tovstiga (2013) Strategy in Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Strategic Thinking, 2nd Edition, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons 
  • G. Tovstiga (2010) Strategy in Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Strategic Thinking, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons 
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2005) Capabilities for Strategic Advantage - Leading Through Technological Innovation, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • D. Birchall, G. Tovstiga, A. Morrison and A. Gaule (2004) Innovation Performance Measurement - Striking the right balance. London: GRIST Publishing
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2002) 'Future Proofing-Scenario Planning', Express Exec Series in Strategic Management. Oxford: Wiley-Capstone

 

Book chapters / contributions

  • G. Tovstiga (2012). “Vodic za stratesko promislanje”, qLife Special Issue on Strategic Thinking, No. 2, Vol. IV (Summer 2012), pp. 13 – 32 (in Croatian)
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Korot, L.-P. Dana, G. McElwee (2011). “A Cross-National Comparison of Knowledge Management Practices”, in Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2nd Ed. (D. Schwarz and D Te-eni, Eds.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing, pp. 163 - 174
  • G. Tovstiga (2010). “Idea Management”, in Expert Voice - Fast Track to Success: Managing Series (Chris O'Neill and Jonathan Mowll, Eds.), London: Financial Times Prentice Hall
  • G. Tovstiga with M. Farhadi (2010). ‘Post-Merger Growth Due Diligence’, Chapter in Value in Due Diligence: New Risks, New Mitigation, R. Gleich, G. Kierans and T. Hasselbach (Eds.),London: Gower Publishing 
  • G. Tovstiga with E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2009). ‘Joint Collaborative Innovation in Virtual Social Networks’, Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in 21st Century, Part 3, St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Press, pp. 132-137
  • G. Tovstiga, E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2009). ’Innovation processes in cyber communities and cyber security’, Socio-economic development of Russia: Experience, Outlook and Innovation – Collected Scientific Papers, O.G. Maksimova (ed.), Cheboksary Institute of Economics and Management, St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Press, p.260 (in Russian).
  • G. Tovstiga with Ronald D. Camp II, Leo-Paul Dana and Len Korot (2008). ‘A Cross-National Comparision of Knowledge Management Practices in Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands, and the United States’; Chapter XXI in Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organisations, K. O’Sullivan (ed.), Hershey: IGI Global (Information Science Resource Publishing) 
  • G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Entrepreneurship: Exploring the roots of business strategy’, appearing in [Amann, W. and K. Meier, ed]: "Career Management." Resources for the successful MBA series. University of St.Gallen Press. 
  • G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Capturing return on innovation – the learning bit’, Pearson FastTRACK, Innovation Expert Voice, London: Financial Times – Prentice Hall
  • G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Insight-driven strategy – scoping the boundary conditions’, Pearson FastTRACK, Strategy Expert Voice, London: Financial Times – Prentice Hall
  • G. Tovstiga, D. Birchall, S. Odenthal and W. Amann (2008). ‘Strategische Innovation und geeignete Erfolgsmessung’, in L. Becker, J Ehrhardt and W. Gora (2008) Fuehrung, Innovation und Wandel, ISBN 978-3-939707-05-9
  • *G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual capital and innovations as a tool for increasing enterprises' competitive advantage’, in Socio-Economic Problems of Regional Development: Ivanovo State University Publishing House, Russia pp. 251 – 258
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2007). ‘Successful innovation from effective knowledge management’, in A.S. Kazi, L.Wohlfart and P. Wolf (Eds.), Hands-on knowledge co-creation and sharing: Practical methods and techniques, Stuttgart: KnowledgeBoard / VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland / Fraunhofer IRB Verlag.
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2006). ‘Intellectual capital practices and competitive performance in small innovative enterprises: Preliminary research findings’, The Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University Press, p.97-107, 2006.
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2004). ‘Impact of Informal Organizational Structures on Knowledge Exploitation in the Firm’. Chapter in E. Truch (Ed.) Leveraging Corporate Knowledge. London: Gower Publishing
  • *D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2004). ‘The Strategic Potential of a Firm's Knowledge Portfolio’. in S. Crainer and D. Dearlove (Eds.) Financial Times Handbook of Management, 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2003). 'Information Systems Requirements in Support of the Firm's Portfolio of Knowledge-Driven Capabilities. IN L. A. Joia (Ed.) IT-Based Management: Challenges and Solutions. Hershey PA: Idea Group Publishing
  • G. Tovstiga, D. Birchall and J.-J. Chanaron (2003). ‘Capabilities in Strategic Knowledge Sourcing and Assimilation: A New Look at Innovation in the Automotive Industry’. in B. Dankbaar (Ed.) Innovation Management in the Knowledge Economy. London: Imperial College Press
  • G. Tovstiga (2003). ‘Driving Organizational Change in Disruptive Competitive Environments’. Sonderband 'Forum 2003'- Publikationsreihe der PHW, Zürich/Switzerland
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Dana and L. Korot (2003). ’Key Determinants of Global Competitiveness in the Post-Network Age: A Report from the Field Based on a Cross-Regional Comparison of Technology-Intensive Entrepreneurial Firms’. McGill University Series on International Entrepreneurship, Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • G. Tovstiga, J. Alvesalo and C. Biermann (2003). ‚Strategische Investitionen in Innovationsmanagement: Erfolgsfaktoren und Zukunftsperspektiven’. in Strategische Investments im Unternehmen - Welche Themen die Zukunft entscheiden, S. Odenthal and G. Wissel (Eds). Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag (Germany)
  • G. Tovstiga, L. Dana and L. Korot (2003). ‘Toward a transnational techno-culture: an empirical investigation of knowledge management’. In H. Etemad and R. Wright (Eds.) Globalization and Entrepreneurship: Policy and Strategy Perspectives. Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • G. Tovstiga (2002). ‘Coming to Terms with Organizational Knowledge: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls’, The Economy, Ecology and Society of Russia in the 21st Century 2002, St. Petersburg, Russia: St. Petersburg State Technical University Press
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2002). ‘Strategic Knowledge Sourcing, Integration and Assimilation: A Capabilities Portfolio Perspective’, in N. Bontis (Ed.) World Congress on Intellectual Capital Readings. Boston: Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Dana, L.P., Korot, L. and Tovstiga, G. (2003). ’A Tri-National Comparison of Knowledge Values’, in M.K. Stasiak (Ed.), Values in an Era of Transformation. (43-66). Lodz, Poland: Wyzsza Szkola Humanistyczno-Economiczna w Lodzi.

 

Journal articles

  • G. Tovstiga and V.M.Y. Lau (2015). ‘Exploration of Relational Factors: Sino-foreign Joint Venture Partnering’, Journal of Strategy and Management, 8 (2), pp. 191 – 202
  • G. Tovstiga with D.W. Birchall, J.-J. Chanaron and C. Hillenbrand (2011). ‘Innovation performance measurement: current practices, issues and management challenges’, International Journal of Technology Management Vol. 56, No. 1 
  • G. Tovstiga, with E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2010). “Innovation as dynamic capability in legal and criminal online communities”, Innovation, Vol. 141, No. 7, 2010, pp. 90 – 95 (Russian publication)
  • G. Tovstiga and M. Farhadi (2010). ’Strategic Intellectual Property Management in Mergers and Acquisitions’, Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.32 – 49
  • G. Tovstiga, E. Tulugurova and A. Kozlov (2009). ’Innovation dynamics and capabilty in open collaborative cyber communities: implications for cybersecurity’, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 56 (1), pp. 76 – 86
  • M. Farhadi, G. Tovstiga and J. Vollmer (2009). ’Intellectual Property Management in M&A – Transaktionen’, M&A Review (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland), Nr. 2/2009, pp. 60 – 68 
  • C. van Winkelen and G. Tovstiga (2009). ‘Understanding an Organisation’s Knowledge-Enabled Innovation Capability’, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-2, pp. 97-115
  • *G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2009). ‘Intellectual capital practices: a four-region comparative study’, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 10., No. 1
  • M. Farhadi, G. Tovstiga and J. Vollmer (2009). ’Intellectual Property Management in M&A – Transaktionen’, M&A Review, Nr. 2/2009, pp. 60 – 68 (in German)
  • C. van Winkelen and G. Tovstiga (2009). ‘Understanding an Organisation’s Knowledge-Enabled Innovation Capability’, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-2, pp. 97-115
  • M. Farhadi and G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Communication in M&A Transaction’, Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Abstract No. 1147855 (June 2008)
  • M. Farhadi and G. Tovstiga (2008). ‘Structural Anti-takeover Strategies in Germany’, Management Online Review, Oxford Management Publishing (October 2008)
  • M. Farhadi and G. Tovstiga (2008). ’Kommunikation in M&A – Transaktionen – Ereignisse und Herausforderungen’, M&A Review, Nr. 4/2008, pp. 186 – 193 (in German)
  • E. Tulugurova, G. Tovstiga and A. Kozlov (2008). ’Dynamic capabilities in open virtual communities’, Socio-Theoretical Almanach No. 14, Russia in a Global World, Scientific Publication “Clio”, St. Petersburg, Russia (in Russian)
  • G. Tovstiga with E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual capital practices and performance in Russian enterprises’, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp 695 – 707
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘Intellectual Capital as a tool for building competitive advantage’, Innovation Magazine (Russian Innovation publication), No. 5 (2007), pp. 80-83
  • G. Tovstiga and E. Tulugurova (2007). ‘What is the ‘innovative’ business based on?’, PersonnelMix (Russian HR publication), No. 5/2, pp. 21-25
  • D. Birchall, G. Tovstiga and E. Ruetsche (2006). ‘Innovation - cracking the enigma’. Critical Eye, 15, p.2-5
  • G. Tovstiga and D. Birchall (2006). ‘Knowledge Management in the innovation process: innovation as a dynamic capability’. Organisations & People, Vol.13 (No.1), p.49-55
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Odenthal, V. Popova, I. Efimov, S. Moskalev and I. Bortnik (2005). ’Russian small innovative enterprises (SIEs), intellectual capital and competitiveness: an exploratory study of the knowledge-based SIE in a transitional economy’, International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, Vol. 2, No.2, pp.154-179
  • G. Tovstiga with L.-P. Dana and L. Korot (2005). ‘A cross-national comparison of knowledge management practices’, International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 26, No.1
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Goerner and S. Odenthal (2005). ‘Sense-Making and Learning in Complex Organizations: The String Quartet Revisited’, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, Vol 1, No. 3, pp. 215 – 231
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Odenthal, H. Tambe and F. Van Oene (2004). ‘Co-Innovation: Capturing the Innovation Premium for Growth’, Prism (Arthur D. Little), First Semester (2004), pp. 40 – 55
  • G. Tovstiga, P. den Hamer, I. IBortnik, V. Popova, I. Efimov and S. Moskalev (2004). ’Preparing Russian Small Innovative Enterprises for International Competitiveness: A Scoping Study’, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, p. 89-108
  • G. Tovstiga, Korot, L. and L.-P. Dana (2003). ’Technology management in the network age: a report from the field based on a cross-regional comparison of technology-intensive entrepreneurial firms’, in Technology Management for Reshaping the World, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), pp. 333 – 341
  • G. Tovstiga, P. den Hamer, I. Bortnik, V. Popova, I. Efimov and S. Moskalev (2002). ’Analyzing Success Factors of Russian Small Innovative Enterprises (SIEs)’, Scientific and Technical Journal of St. Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg State Technical University (in Russian)
  • D. Birchall and G. Tovstiga (2002). ‘Assessing the firm's strategic knowledge portfolio: a framework and methodology’. International Journal of Technology Management, 24 (4), pp. 419-515
  • G. Tovstiga, P. den Hamer, I. Bortnik, V. Popova, I. Efimov and S. Moskalev (2002). ‘Preparing Russian Small Innovative Enterprises (SIEs) for International Competitiveness: Preliminary Study’. The Bulletin of Russian Federation Innovation and Technology Center (ITC) Union
  • G. Tovstiga, S. Odenthal, V.A. Popova, I.P. Efimov, S.V. Moskalev, I.M. Bortnik (2005). ‘Russian small innovative enterprises (SIEs), intellectual capital and competitiveness: an exploratory study of the knowledge-based SIE in a transitional economy’, Int. J. Learning and Intellectual Capital, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 154-179
  • G. Tovstiga with L.-P. Dana and L. Korot (2005). ‘A cross-national comparison of knowledge management practices’, International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 26, No.1, pp. 10 – 22
  • G. Tovstiga with D.W. Birchall (2002). ‘Assessing the Firm's Knowledge Portfolio - A Framework and Methodology’, Int. J. of Technology Management, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 419-434

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

AWARDS AND HONOURS

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITIES

  • Strategic Management Society (SMS); Elected officer (Programme Chair for Special Interest Group “Strategy Practice”); conference organising committee; track organiser and reviewer
  • Reviewer for various journals, including R&D Management, International Journal of Technology Management
  • Graduate School of Management (St. Petersburg State University): Emerging Markets Conference 2016 - Track chair: “Strategizing in Emerging Markets”
  • Graduate School of Management (St. Petersburg State University): Autumn School – “Innovations in KM Practices) – Session lecturer
  • External member Electoral Board: University of Birmingham (2014)
  • Member of Editorial Board: Journal of International Entrepreneurship (Springer Group)
  • Member of Editorial Board: Journal of Strategy and Management (Emerald Group)
  • Innovation Roundtable Summit 2016 (Copenhagen, DK): Invited speaker

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTVITIES

Currently Professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School (Paris, FRANCE); teaching in Executive Education programmes, MBA and MSc programmes; research in the area of competitive strategy, strategic management, strategy practice, strategic innovation management

 

Visiting Professorships (past and current):

  • Henley Business School / University of Reading, UK: Doctoral supervisor and examiner
  • Russian National Research University “ITMO”, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA: MSc Innovation Management)
  • University St. Gallen, St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND: Executive MBA Programme
  • HEC Paris (FRANCE) and GSOM, St. Petersburg University, RUSSIA: Dual Degree MBA Programme
  • University of St. Petersburg / Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA: CEMS Master in International Management Programme
  • Birzeit University / Ramallah / PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Executive MBA Programme
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, USA: Executive MBA Programme 
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA: International Graduate Management School: MBA Programme (Strategic Innovation Management)
  • SIMT / Stuttgart Institute of Technology and Management, Stuttgart, GERMANY Corporate Executive Programmes: Innovation Management)
  • PHW / Private Hochschule Wirtschaft, Zurich, SWITZERLAND: MBA Programme
  • Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK: Executive MBA Programme
  • University Frankfurt / Goethe Business School, Frankfurt, GERMANY: Corporate Executive Programmes

 

Professional trajectory: industry practitioner experience, academic appointments and management consultancy activities

Period Company / Organisation Position
2002 - present

Henley Business School,
University of Reading,
Henley-on-Thames (UK)

Appointed doctoral supervisor and examiner
2005 - 2016

Henley Business School, Henley-on-Thames, UK

Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management
 

 

 

Since 2010

Technopark®Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Member of the Advisory Board; founding member of the TechnoPark® Academy

2002 - 2005 

Henley Business School, University of Reading, 
Henley-on-Thames, UK

Visiting Professor of Management Sciences appointment; Doctoral Examiner

2003 - 2005 

Arthur D. Little (Switzerland), Zurich, Switzerland

Senior Advisor, Strategic Growth & Innovation Consulting Practice

2000 - 2003 

ABB (Switzerland) Ltd, Baden and Zurich, Switzerland

Head of Internal Management Consulting Practice

1996 - 2001 

University Twente, Faculty of Technology and Management, Enschede, Netherlands

Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management

1991 - 1996 

Armstrong GmbH, Muenster, Germany Head of Research Laboratory, Novel Processes and Materials Development

1986 - 1991 

Bayer AG, Central Research Laboratory, Leverkusen Germany R&D Manager, Chemical and Process Engineering Laboratory

1983 - 1986 

ETH Zurich, Technisch-chemisches laboratorium, Zurich, Switzerland Doctoral student and Research Assistant
1979-1983  Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Part-time research staff; novel material development, fundamental R&D

 

Private management consultancy activities in the area of strategy, strategic technology management and innovation; client companies:

  • British Nuclear Group Sellafield (UK)
  • ALSTOM Power Ltd (Switzerland)
  • Hewlett Packard (UK)
  • Intel (UK) 
  • De Beers (UK and South Africa)
  • Unilever (UK and Global)
  • Roche Group (UK & Switzerland)
  • Vodafone Group (UK and global)
  • VERTU (UK and global)
  • BP / Castrol (UK and global)

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