Nicolai Foss

Curriculum Vitae

Master of science (economics), Copenhagen University 1989

Phd (management), Copenhagen Business School, 1993


Academic position and/or Professional activities

Full Professor of Management and Technology

Professor (“Ordinario”) of Organization Theory and Human Resource Management at the Bocconi University, Milano. Foss was a professor at the Copenhagen Business School until 2016. He has held part-time and visiting professorships at the Warwick Business School, Norwegian School of Economics, Lund University, Luiss Guido Carli-Roma, ERC Rennes, and Agder University. Foss was a department head for several years at the Copenhagen Business School Foss has served as a member of the Senate of the Copenhagen Business School, as a panel member of the European Research Council, Bocconi University Tenure Review Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society, and is a member of Academia Europaea. He was listed as the “best Danish economist” by the Danish newspaper, Børsen, in 2013, 2014, and 2015.


Research Interests

  • Organization design theory particularly as it applied to strategic management and entrepreneurship issues; organizational economics; microfoundations of management thought.
  • Philosophy of social science.