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Nicolai J. Foss

Nicolai J. Foss is a Danish Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1]



He received a M.Sc. degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1989, and a Ph.D. in management from the Copenhagen Business School in 1993.[2]

Scientific work

In addition to his professorship at Copenhagen, he is the founder and first head of the Center (now Department) of Strategic Management and Globalization there. He is also part-time Professor of Knowledge-based Value Creation at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and a part-time and visiting professorship at the Lund University in Sweden, LUISS Roma in Italy, and Agder University in Norway.

He runs the Organizations and Markets blog with Peter G. Klein, professor at the University of Missouri.[3]

Foss studies primarily strategic management, especially the theory of the firm, economic organization and social sciences methodology. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals and written and edited over 20 books.


He has published over 120 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals and written and edited over 20 books.

Books written

  • Den Økonomiske Organisering af Teknologiske Ændringer (Samfundslitteratur, 1993),
  • The Austrian School and Modern Economics: Essays in Reassessment (Copenhagen Business School Press, 1994),
  • Strategisk Outsourcing (Control Data, 1994),
  • Dynamisk kompetenceudvikling (with Bo Eriksen, Copenhagen Business School Press, 1997),
  • Indledning til rets- og kontraktsøkonomi (with Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen, GADJura, 1997),
  • The Theory of the Firm: Critical Perspectives in Economic Organization in 4 volumes (Routledge, 2000),[4]
  • Entrepreneurship and the Firm: Austrian Perspectives on Economic Organization (edited with Peter G. Klein, Edward Elgar, 2002),[5]
  • Strategy and Economic Organization in the Knowledge Economy: The Coordination of Firms and Resources (Oxford University Press, 2005),[6]
  • Publicér i de internationale tidsskrifter (with Peter Nedergård, Samfundslitteratur, 2008),[7]
  • The Theory of the Firm: Emergence, Synthesis, Challenges, and New Directions (with Peter G. Klein, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).[8]
  • Management Innovation (with Torben Pedersen, Jacob Pyndt, and Majken Schultz, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

Books edited

  • Etik, marked og stat (with Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard, Handelshøjskolens Forlag, 1992),
  • Towards a Competence Theory of the Firm (with Christian Knudsen, Routledge, 1996),
  • Resources, Firms and Strategy: A Reader in the Resource-Based Perspective (Oxford University Press, 1997),
  • Teori for Praksis I: Afsætning og Samarbejde (with Laurids Hedaa, Copenhagen Business School Press, 1997),
  • Teori for Praksis II: Strategi og Organisation (with Laurids Hedaa, Copenhagen Business School Press, 1997),
  • Capabilities and Coordination: Essays in Honour of G.B. Richardson (with Brian J. Loasby, Routledge, 1998),
  • Resources, Technology, and Strategy: Extending the Resource-Based Approach to the Firm (with Paul L Robertson, Routledge, 2000)
  • Governance, Competence, and Entrepreneurship (with Volker Mahnke, Oxford University Press, 2000),
  • The Theory of the Firm: Critical Perspectives in Economic Organization, 4 vols (Routledge, 2000),
  • Entrepreneurship and the Firm: Austrian Perspectives on Economic Organization (with Peter G. Klein, Edward Elgar, 2002),
  • Knowledge, Economics Organization, and Property Rights: Selected Essays of Nicolai J. Foss (Edward Elgar, 2005),[9]
  • Knowledge Governance: Perspectives from Different Disciplines (with Snejina Michailova, Oxford University Press, 2009)

Peer-reviewed journal articles

His most cited articles are...

Other publications


  1. ^ CBS web site accessed April 9, 2013
  2. ^ CV, accessed at April 9, 2013.
  3. ^ Organizations & Markets blog about page, accessed at February 25, 2011
  4. ^ book information
  5. ^ book information
  6. ^ book information
  7. ^ Samfundslitteratur's book information
  8. ^ [1] book information
  9. ^ Publisher's book information page

External links

  • Homepage at the Copenhagen Business School
  • Personal Homepage
  • Organizations and Markets blog
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