The Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation strives to generate and disseminate new ideas and novel insights about organizations that thrive on discovering and seizing the opportunities engendered by new technologies, new regulations, new markets, new customers and new ways of doing business.
We focus on organizations of all kinds, regardless of age, size, stature, geographic scope, social orientation, profit motive and ownership base.
A good deal of our effort is geared towards organizations, entrepreneurial initiatives and innovations in emerging markets and base-of the pyramid countries.
We are also WHU's hub for entrepreneurial finance, private equity and corporate restructuring related education, research and outreach activities, and Prof. Ozcan is the Academic Director of Campus for Corporate Transformation.
We teach in the BSc, MSc, Part-Time MBA, Full Time MBA, and Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA programs. We also regularly contribute to open and customized programs under Executive Education. Prof. Ozcan is the Academic Director of Executive Education at WHU.
Through commitment to rigorous, interdisciplinary analysis of issues of substantial relevance and in close collaboration with the industry, we aspire to stimulate fresh educational content, inspire business leaders, develop effective management tools and practices, and inform current public policy debates.
Our work has been published or accepted for publication in prestigious research journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, and others.
Our research is organized into three tracks: