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Sascha Kraus, Ph.D., is Full Professor of Management at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Social and Economic Sciences from Klagenfurt University, Austria, a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, and a Habilitation (Venia Docendi) from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. In the past, he held Full Professor positions at the following universities: Utrecht University, The Netherlands; the University of Liechtenstein; École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur Paris, France; and Durham University, United Kingdom. He has also held Visiting Professor positions at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Sascha Kraus’ main research areas are strategy, internationalization, as well as entrepreneurship and innovation. His research has been published in the most prestigious journals including Academy of Management Perspectives, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of World Business, The Leadership Quarterly or Long Range Planning.
The leading German financial magazine Wirtschaftswoche lists Professor Kraus in its current ranking of all German-speaking business administration professors from 2022 for the second time in a row at position 2 in the category “Current research achievements”, and for the first time in the top 10 in the category “Lifetime achievement”. In 2022, Clarivate has ranked him among the world’s 100 most impactful researchers in Economics and Business by the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers Reports.