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Stefan Wagner
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Stefan is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation (with tenure) and Director of PhD studies at ESMT Berlin. He joined ESMT in 2011 after completing his Habilitation (2010) and his Doctorate in Management (2005) at Ludwig-Maximilians University LMU Munich. Also, he is a Senior Fellow at the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and serves on the boards of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Association EPIP and the Doctoral Program of the Berlin School of Economics.

His research interests cover the intersection of firm strategy, technological innovation, industrial organization and law. He applies state of the art methods from econometrics and machine learning to large-scale data sets to derive insights that are based on solid empirical evidence. Engaging with students and the public on important innovation policy issues is a key aspect of his work. Beyond the classroom, he has worked with numerous clients on questions of innovation as well as data analytics.

Results of Stefan's research have been published in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal and Research Policy. The Forschungsmonitoring ranking established by the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF) at ETH Zurich has listed him among the top 10% (according to the main SJR weighting) and among the top 5% (considering only A+ and A publications) Business Administration scholars at German-speaking Institutions considering lifetime publication record as well as considering publications between 2014 and 2018 exclusively.
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Stefan Wagner

+49 30 212 31-1537

Associate Professor of Strategy and Director of PhD Studies, ESMT Berlin

  • Dr. habil. (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
  • Dr. oec. publ. (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
  • Dipl-Kfm. (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)