Curriculum Vitae

Markus Venzin is Full Professor of the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University.

At SDA Bocconi, he served as Director of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department and as Director of the Claudio Dematté Research Division. He is actively involved in executive development in a wide range of industries. He also facilitates strategy workshops for top-management teams and offers consulting services to senior executives. He is a frequent speaker at corporate and industry events on such topics as company resilience, internationalization strategies, strategic decision-making dynamics, global knowledge-management systems, and the development of formal planning and control processes in large multinational firms.

His research activities focus mainly on four topics: internationalization strategies, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, strategy processes in large multinational firms and organizational resilience.

He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. His works have been published in International Business Review, Harvard Deusto Business Review, Advances and International Management and Economia & Management, among others. He has held visiting positions and teaching assignments at the University of Michigan, Fudan University (Shanghai), Copenhagen Business School, Essec (Paris), ESADE (Barcelona) and St. Gallen University. He has worked as a strategist in the manufacturing industry, founded his own consulting firm and has served as a member of supervisory and advisory boards of several multinational firms.

Markus earned a Degree in Economics from University of Konstanz, a Ph.D. in Strategy and Organization and a Master inStrategic Management and Organizational Behaviour both from the St. GallenUniversity.


Books / Book Chapters

  • G. Pirotti, M. Venzin, “Resilient organizations: responsible leadership in times of uncertainty”, Cambridge University Press, 2016
  • M. Venzin, “The Prysmian story: building the nerves of the world”, Prysmian internal publication 
  • M. Venzin and G. Pirotti, “Alla base della responsible leadership: creare aziende resilienti”, in: M. Magni and F. Pennarola, “Responsible Leadership”, Milano, Egea, 2015, pp. 95-106 
  • G. Pirotti, M. Venzin, “Resilience: i sette principi per una gestione aziendale sana e prudente”, Milano, EGEA, 2014 
  • J. Kleine, M. Krautbauer, and M. Venzin, “Mobile Payment: Current situation and outlook on the European Markets“, Stuttgart, Steinbeis-Edition, 2013 
  • Sironi A., Venzin M., <<Banking industry>> The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management (a cura di Augier M., Teece D.J.), Palgrave, forthcoming 2012
  • Venzin M., <<Cosntructing power to drive strategy processes in multinational firms>>, Handbook of research on strategy process  (a cura di Mazzola P., Kellermanns F.W. ) Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, 2010, pp. 452 – 470 
  • Venzin M., Building an International Financial Services Firm: How to design and execute cross-border strategies, Oxford University Press, January, 2009 
  • Mahnke V., Venzin M., <<Designing integrated knowledge management systems in the multinational corporation>>, Knowledge management and intellectual capital (a cura di Bukh A. Et al), Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2005, pp. 173 – 194 
  • Carnevale Maffé A., Venzin M., <<Specificità e linee guida della crescita internazionale delle aziende familiari>>,  Capaci di crescere: L’impresa italiana e la sfida della dimensione (a cura di Corbetta)”, Egea 2005, pp. 169 – 190 
  • Mahnke V., Rasner C., Venzin M., “The strategy process“, traduzione in inglese di “Der Strategieprozess: Analyse – Planung - Umsetzung”, CyanCampus, April 2005 
  • Venzin M., La gestione strategica delle aziende multinazionali, EGEA, 2004 
  • Carnevale Maffé A., Mahnke V., Venzin M., <<L’internazionalizzazione dei Beni Digitali>>, Strategie di Internazionalizzazione (di Dematté, Perretti), EGEA, 2003, pp. 145 – 161 
  • Mahnke V., Rasner C., Venzin M., Der Strategieprozess: Analyse – Planung - Umsetzung, Campus Verlag, Springer 2003 
  • Venzin M., <<Communities of Strategic Practice: How Managers Create and Share Intuition in Strategic Processes>>, Knowledge Management in Practice (di Beerli, Diemers, Falk), New York: AMACOM, 2002, pp. 137 – 155 
  • Roos J., Venzin M., von Krogh G., <<The concept of knowledge in strategic management: assumptions, appearances and applications>>, The Epistemological Challenge: Understanding and Measuring Organizational Knowledge (a cura di von Krogh, G., Roos, J.,  Kleine, D.), Sage Publications, 1998, pp. 26 – 67
  • von Krogh G., Roos J., Venzin M., <<Knowledge Management>>, Technologiemanagement in Theorie und Praxis  (a cura di Tschirky, Frauenfelder, Koruna), 1998 
  • von Krogh G., Venzin M., <<Ledelse av kjernekompetanse>>, Kunnskap I Arbeid – Status og fremtidsbilder (a cura di Doksrod H.), Tano Aschehoug, 1998, pp. 91 – 101 
  • Venzin M., Crafting the Future: Strategic Conversations in the Knowledge Economy, 1997, Difo-Druck, Bamberg


  • G. Markman, Markus Venzin, “Resilience: Lessons from banks that have braved the economic crisis − and from those that have not”, accepted for publication in International Business Review, 2014, Vol. 23, pp. 1096 – 1107
  • M. Venzin, G. Markment, “Cómo establecer modelos de negocio bancarios resilientes?”, Harvard Deusto Business Review, December 2014, pp. 30 – 42
  • G. Lojacono, M. Venzin, “Designing Export Strategies”, In: T. Pedersen, M. Venzin, “Orchestration of the Global Network Organization”, Advances and International Management, Volume 27, 2014 
  • G. Pirotti, M. Venzin, “Il processo strategico e la capacità di decidere velocemente”, Economia & Management, accepted for pubblication in Economia & Management 
  • G. Pirotti, M. Venzin, “La resilienza organizzativa delle aziende: Come misurarla e rinforzarla per resistere e reagire in tempo di crisi”, Economia & Management, no. 1, 2014 
  • M. Venzin, G. Markman, “Cómo establecer modelos de negozio bancarios resilientes”, Harvard Deusto Business Review, December 2013, pp. 30 - 42 
  • Mudambi R., Venzin M., The strategic nexus of offshoring and outsourcing decisions, <<Journal of Management Studies>>, 47;8 (2010) pp. 1510-1533 
  • Grant R.M., Venzin M., Strategic and organisational challenges of internationalization in financial services, <<Long Range Planning>>, 42 (2009), pp. 561-587 
  • Mahnke V., Pedersen T., Venzin M., Does Knowledge Sharing Pay? An MNC Subsidiary Perspective on Knowledge Outflows, <<Advances in International Management (Elsevier)>>, (2009), pp.123-149
  • Kleine J., Kumar V., Venzin M., Internationalization of Retail Banks: A Micro-Level Study of the Multinationality-Performance Relationship, <<Management International Review>> 48 (2008), pp. 463-485 
  • Mahnke V., Venzin M., Zahra S., Governing entrepreneurial opportunity recognition in the MNE: Aligning interests and cognition under uncertainty”, <<Journal of Management Studies>>, 44;7 (2007), pp. 1278-1298 
  • Kleine J., Mahnke V., Venzin M., Finanzkonzerne: Welche Werte schaffen Zentralen? <<Die Bank>>, 1 (2006), pp.48 – 53 
  • Mahnke V., Pedersen T., Venzin M., The impact of knowledge management on MNC subsidiary performance: the role of absorptive capacity, <<Management International Review>>, (2005), pp. 101 – 119 
  • Carnevale Maffé A, Venzin M., Sfide e linee guida per la crescita internazionale delle imprese familiari”, <<Economia & Management>>, 5 (2005), pp. 6 – 7 
  • Mahnke V., Venzin M., The internationalization process of digital good providers, <<Management International Review>>, 1 (2003), pp. 115 – 142  
  • Mahnke V., Venzin M., Governance of Knowledge-teams in MNC: The Case of HeidelbergCement, <<Management International Review>>, 3 (2003), pp. 47 – 67
  • Sainaghi R., Venzin M., Processi di creazione e di sviluppo delle conoscenze nei distretti turistici”, Conference Proceedings AIDEA, 2003 
  • Venzin M., The Concept of Foresight in Times of Uncertainty and Ambiguity, <<Studies in Communication Sciences>>, 1 (2000), pp. 193 – 220 
  • Venzin M., Wie wird aus einem Internet-Start-up ein profitables Unternehmen?, <<Mediareport Internet>>, 6 (2000), p. 53 
  • Venzin M., Knowledge Management, <<Cems Business Review>>, 2 (1998), pp. 205 – 210 
  • Von Krogh G., Venzin M., Anhaltende Wettbewerbsvorteile durch Wissensmanagement, <<Die Unternehmung>>, 6 (1995), pp. 417 – 436
  • Von Krogh G., Venzin M., Strategisches Marketing: Die Suche nach verborgenen Potentialen, <<Schrittmacher>>, 2 (1995), pp. 1 – 3 
  • Venzin M., Strategische Allianzen in der Chemie- und Pharmabranche, <<M&A-Review>> 3 (1994), pp. 117-120 
  • Venzin M., M&A in Germany: A Review of 1993 - Chemicals; Pharmaceuticals, <<M&A-Review>> (1993), pp. 9 – 10 
  • Venzin M., Witthüser C., Branchenanalyse Pharmaindustrie, <<M&A-Review>> 12 (1993), pp. 523-532