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Professor Wolfgang Sofka

Professor for International Business Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Coordinated Exploration for Grand Challenges: The Role of Advocacy Groups in Search Consortia (Journal article - 2016)
  2. MNC subsidiary closures: What is the value of employees' human capital in new jobs? (Journal article - 2014)
  3. Protecting knowledge: How legal requirements to reveal information affect the importance of secrecy (Journal article - 2018)
  4. R&D, Marketing Innovation, and New Product Performance: A Mixed Methods Study (Journal article - 2017)

2020

Patent Enforcement Across 51 Countries - Patent Enforcement Index 1998-2017 (Journal article)

Papageorgiadis, N., & Sofka, W. (2020). Patent Enforcement Across 51 Countries - Patent Enforcement Index 1998-2017. Journal of World Business, 55(4). doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2020.101092

DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2020.101092

Do Companies Pay a Wage Penalty For Having Offshored? (Conference Paper)

Grecu, A., Sofka, W., & Pedersen, T. (2020). Do Companies Pay a Wage Penalty For Having Offshored?. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2020 (pp. 19206). Academy of Management. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2020.187

DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2020.187

2019

Dynamic capabilities for hire - How former host-country entrepreneurs as MNC subsidiary managers affect performance (Journal article)

Distel, A. P., Sofka, W., de Faria, P., Preto, M. T., & Ribeiro, A. S. (2019). Dynamic capabilities for hire - How former host-country entrepreneurs as MNC subsidiary managers affect performance. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES. doi:10.1057/s41267-019-00274-0

DOI: 10.1057/s41267-019-00274-0

Organizational design choices of high-tech startups-How middle management drives innovation performance (Journal article)

Grimpe, C., Murmann, M., & Sofka, W. (2019). Organizational design choices of high-tech startups-How middle management drives innovation performance. STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL, 13(3), 359-378. doi:10.1002/sej.1330

DOI: 10.1002/sej.1330

Signaling valuable human capital: Advocacy group work experience and its effect on employee pay in innovative firms (Journal article)

Grimpe, C., Kaiser, U., & Sofka, W. (2019). Signaling valuable human capital: Advocacy group work experience and its effect on employee pay in innovative firms. Strategic Management Journal, 40(4), 685-710. doi:10.1002/smj.2957

DOI: 10.1002/smj.2957

2018

Protecting knowledge: How legal requirements to reveal information affect the importance of secrecy (Journal article)

Sofka, W., de Faria, P., & Shehu, E. (2018). Protecting knowledge: How legal requirements to reveal information affect the importance of secrecy. Research Policy, 47(3), 558-572. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2018.01.016

DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.01.016

2017

Solving Environmental Problems: Knowledge and Coordination in Collaborative Search (Journal article)

Olsen, A. O., Sofka, W., & Grimpe, C. (2017). Solving Environmental Problems: Knowledge and Coordination in Collaborative Search. LONG RANGE PLANNING, 50(6), 726-740. doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2016.05.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.lrp.2016.05.003

R&D, Marketing Innovation, and New Product Performance: A Mixed Methods Study (Journal article)

Grimpe, C., Sofka, W., Bhargava, M., & Chatterjee, R. (2017). R&D, Marketing Innovation, and New Product Performance: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 34(3), 360-383. doi:10.1111/jpim.12366

DOI: 10.1111/jpim.12366

The organizational design of high-tech startups and product innovation (Scholarly edition)

Grimpe, C., Murmann, M., & Sofka, W. (2017). The organizational design of high-tech startups and product innovation.

2016

Complementarities in the search for innovation-Managing markets and relationships (Journal article)

Grimpe, C., & Sofka, W. (2016). Complementarities in the search for innovation-Managing markets and relationships. Research Policy, 45(10), 2036-2053. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2016.07.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2016.07.007

Coordinated Exploration for Grand Challenges: The Role of Advocacy Groups in Search Consortia (Journal article)

Olsen, A. O., Sofka, W., & Grimpe, C. (2016). Coordinated Exploration for Grand Challenges: The Role of Advocacy Groups in Search Consortia. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 59(6), 2232-2255. doi:10.5465/amj.2015.0730

DOI: 10.5465/amj.2015.0730

2015

The role of internal capabilities and firms' environment for sustainable innovation: evidence for Germany (Journal article)

Ketata, I., Sofka, W., & Grimpe, C. (2015). The role of internal capabilities and firms' environment for sustainable innovation: evidence for Germany. R and D Management, 45(1), 60-75. doi:10.1111/radm.12052

DOI: 10.1111/radm.12052

2014

Multinational subsidiary knowledge protection - Do mandates and clusters matter? (Journal article)

Sofka, W., Shehu, E., & de Faria, P. (2014). Multinational subsidiary knowledge protection - Do mandates and clusters matter?. Research Policy, 43(8), 1320-1333. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2014.05.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.05.006

MNC subsidiary closures: What is the value of employees' human capital in new jobs? (Journal article)

Sofka, W., Preto, M. T., & de Faria, P. (2014). MNC subsidiary closures: What is the value of employees' human capital in new jobs?. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES, 45(6), 723-750. doi:10.1057/jibs.2014.17

DOI: 10.1057/jibs.2014.17

Stop the Knowledge Flow: Knowledge Protection Intensity of MNC Subsidiaries (Conference Paper)

de Faria, P., Sofka, W., & Shehu, E. (2014). Stop the Knowledge Flow: Knowledge Protection Intensity of MNC Subsidiaries. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2014 (pp. 12075). Academy of Management. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2014.48

DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2014.48

2012

Selective search, sectoral patterns, and the impact on product innovation performance (Journal article)

Köhler, C., Sofka, W., & Grimpe, C. (2012). Selective search, sectoral patterns, and the impact on product innovation performance. Research Policy, 41(8), 1344-1356. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.020

DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.020

Appropriation in Times of Open Innovation: Does Secrecy Still Work? (Conference Paper)

Sofka, W., Shehu, E., & de Faria, P. (2012). Appropriation in Times of Open Innovation: Does Secrecy Still Work?. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2012 (pp. 15647). Academy of Management. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2012.218

DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2012.218

2010

Knowledge protection strategies of multinational firms—A cross-country comparison (Journal article)

de Faria, P., & Sofka, W. (2010). Knowledge protection strategies of multinational firms—A cross-country comparison. Research Policy, 39(7), 956-968. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2010.03.005

DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2010.03.005

Specialized search and innovation performance - evidence across Europe (Journal article)

Sofka, W., & Grimpe, C. (n.d.). Specialized search and innovation performance - evidence across Europe. R&D Management, 40(3), 310-323. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9310.2010.00592.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9310.2010.00592.x

2009

Formal and strategic knowledge protection strategies of multinationals - A cross country comparison (Conference Paper)

Faria, P., & Sofka, W. (2009). Formal and strategic knowledge protection strategies of multinationals - A cross country comparison. In Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting: Green Management Matters, AOM 2009.

Liability of foreignness as a barrier to knowledge spillovers: Lost in translation? (Journal article)

Schmidt, T., & Sofka, W. (2009). Liability of foreignness as a barrier to knowledge spillovers: Lost in translation?. Journal of International Management, 15(4), 460-474. doi:10.1016/j.intman.2009.03.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.intman.2009.03.003

Searching for innovation in market and transition economies: Evidence across Europe (Conference Paper)

Grimpe, C., & Sofka, W. (2009). Searching for innovation in market and transition economies: Evidence across Europe. In Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting: Green Management Matters, AOM 2009.

Innovation on demand—Can public procurement drive market success of innovations? (Journal article)

Aschhoff, B., & Sofka, W. (2009). Innovation on demand—Can public procurement drive market success of innovations?. Research Policy, 38(8), 1235-1247. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2009.06.011

DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2009.06.011

Search patterns and absorptive capacity: Low- and high-technology sectors in European countries (Journal article)

Grimpe, C., & Sofka, W. (2009). Search patterns and absorptive capacity: Low- and high-technology sectors in European countries. Research Policy, 38(3), 495-506. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2008.10.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2008.10.006

FORMAL AND STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE PROTECTION STRATEGIES OF MULTINATIONALS -- A CROSS COUNTRY COMPARISON. (Conference Paper)

FARIA, P., & SOFKA, W. (2009). FORMAL AND STRATEGIC KNOWLEDGE PROTECTION STRATEGIES OF MULTINATIONALS -- A CROSS COUNTRY COMPARISON.. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2009 (pp. 1-6). Academy of Management. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2009.44249883

DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2009.44249883

2008

Globalizing Domestic Absorptive Capacities (Journal article)

Sofka, W. (2008). Globalizing Domestic Absorptive Capacities. Management International Review, 48(6), 769-792. doi:10.1007/s11575-008-0106-9

DOI: 10.1007/s11575-008-0106-9

Appropriability mechanisms of multinational firms — A cross country comparison (Conference Paper)

Faria, P., & Sofka, W. (2008). Appropriability mechanisms of multinational firms — A cross country comparison. In 2008 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference. IEEE. doi:10.1109/iemce.2008.4617978

DOI: 10.1109/iemce.2008.4617978

Regional economic stress as moderator of liability of foreignness (Journal article)

Sofka, W., & Zimmermann, J. (2008). Regional economic stress as moderator of liability of foreignness. Journal of International Management, 14(2), 155-172. doi:10.1016/j.intman.2008.01.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.intman.2008.01.002

2007

Contemporary Corporate Strategy (Chapter)

Saee, J. (n.d.). Contemporary Corporate Strategy. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203932988

DOI: 10.4324/9780203932988

2006

Global sensing and sensibility - A multi-stage matching assessment of competitive advantage from foreign sources for innovation (Conference Paper)

Sofka, W., & Teichert, T. (2006). Global sensing and sensibility - A multi-stage matching assessment of competitive advantage from foreign sources for innovation. In Academy of Management 2006 Annual Meeting: Knowledge, Action and the Public Concern, AOM 2006.

GLOBAL SENSING AND SENSIBILITY -- A MULTI-STAGE MATCHING ASSESSMENT OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FROM FOREIGN SOURCES FOR INNOVATION. (Conference Paper)

SOFKA, W., & TEICHERT, T. (2006). GLOBAL SENSING AND SENSIBILITY -- A MULTI-STAGE MATCHING ASSESSMENT OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FROM FOREIGN SOURCES FOR INNOVATION.. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2006 (pp. J1-J6). Academy of Management. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2006.27163055

DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2006.27163055