Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler

Kurt Matzler

Univ. Prof.

  SOWI w.4.52

 Appointments upon request

  Present Position and Research Activities

Kurt Matzler is professor of Strategic Management at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. According to Brightline Initiative he is one of the best strategic thinkers in the world. He is academic director of the Executive MBA program at MCI in Innsbruck and partner of IMP, an international consulting firm, the winner of the hidden champions in consulting in the field of disruption in Germany. Kurt is author of more than 300 academic papers and several books, among them he is co-author of the German edition of the Innovator’s dilemma (2011), one of the six most important management books overall (Economist). He is co-author of the book "Digital Disruption" (2016) and "Open Strategy" (MIT Press, 2021) which was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Strategy Award in 2021, was the best strategy book of 2021 (Strategy+Business Magazine), and is „one of the most important new business books of the new decade” (Gary Hamel). With more than 28,000 citations in Google Scholar, Kurt belongs to the top 20 strategy researchers in Europe and to the top 50 in the world. Kurt Matzler is a passionate cyclist and a solo finisher of the Race Across America 2022. With his participation in RAAM, his Rotary team raised more than USD 4,000,000 in donations to eradicate Polio.

In their new book, Christian Stadler, Julia Hautz, Kurt Matzler and Stephan Friedrich von den Eichen explore how opening your strategy will help you to generate new ideas and mobilize everyone around them.



Open Strategy


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