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Prof. Michael Gibbert

Associate Professor


Department of Management

Bocconi University Milan, Italy


Biographical note


MSc in Strategic Management, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Post Doc at Yale School of Management, USA.


Academic CV


Associate Professor of Management. Appointments prior to joining the Bocconi faculty: inhouse doctoral student in corporate development and knowledge management, Siemens headquarters, Munich (200-2003), research assistant at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Visiting faculty at FU Berlin, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, ETH Zurich, and Said Business School, Oxford University.


Research areas


Innovation under resource constraints. Hybrid Products. Research Methodology


Selected publications

M. Gibbert, "Cognition and strategy making", Edward Elgar (forthcoming); M. Gibbert & D. Mazursky, "A recipe for creating new products", Wall Street Journal, 2007 October 27; M. Gibbert, W. Ruigrok, and B. Wicki, "What passes as a rigorous case study?" Strategic Management Journal, 2008, December issue; M. Hoegl, M. Gibbert, & D. Mazursky, "Financial constraints in innovation projects: When is less more? Research Policy, 2008, 1382-1391; M.Gibbert, A.Angehrn, and T.Durand (Eds.) Strategic Networks. Strategic Management Society Book Series, Oxford: Blackwell. "Boundary setting strategies for escaping innovation traps" in MIT Sloan Management Review, spring issue (with L.Valikangas), 2005; "Crafting strategy imaginatively" European Management Journal, 22(6), 669-684, 2004; "Boundaries and Innovation" LongRange Planning, 37, 495-504 (with L.Valikangas), 2004; "Strategic Management in the Knowledge Economy" (2nd edition). Weinheim and New York: John Wiley and Sons (with M.Leibold and G.Probst), 2005.