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Franz Wohlgezogen is a Lecturer of Management & Organizations. His research focuses on how executives manage their relationships with external stakeholders, and business partners, and how they orchestrate these relationships to steer their organizations through challenging environments. He also studies how organizations strategically manage crises, such as recessions and bankruptcies. His research has been published in Harvard Business Review, and presented at the Academy of Management.

Prior to Kellogg, Franz worked as a business developer for Bayer AG in Germany, and as a consultant and management educator serving clients from the automotive, life science, and chemical industries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Franz holds an M.S. in Strategy and International Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a B.A. in Business Economics from the FOM University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Areas of Expertise
Alliances and Networks
Strategic Management
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Education
Ph.D. Candidate, 2006, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
M.A., 2004, Strategy and International Management, University of St Gallen
B.A., 2001, Business Economics, FOM

Academic Positions
Instructor for Statistics Lab, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, Northwestern University, 2008-2008
Teaching Assistance for Kellogg MBA and EMBA classes in Leadership, Kellogg, Northwestern University, Northwestern University, 2007-2008

Other Professional Experience
Ad hoc reviewer, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal
Member, Academy of Management

Grants and Awards
OMT's ABCD Award for Reviewing, Academy of Management, OMT
Best Paper Nomination Strategic Management Society Conference 2010
Outstanding Reviewer Award, BPS Division, Academy of Management, Academy of Management

Conference Presentations
Western Academy of Management, Embeddedness and Reconfiguration: Towards a Network View of Institutional Entrepreneurship, 1/01/2010
Strategy Management Society , Symbolic Management of Bankruptcy: The impact of managerial rhetoric and discourse on firms’ post-bankruptcy performance, 1/01/2010
Western Academy of Management, Organizations celebrating their own Funeral, 1/01/2009
Israel Strategy Conference , Pragmatism in tough times: The impact of strategic responses to economic downturns on firm performance, 1/01/2009
Israel Strategy Conference , Symbolic Management of Bankruptcy: The impact of managerial rhetoric and discourse on firms’ post-bankruptcy performance, 1/01/2009
AOM, The Public Face of Partnership, 1/01/2009
Israel Strategy Conference , A Matter of Reaction: stakeholder feedback and JV termination, 1/01/2008
Conference on Control in Organizations, Attention and Control in Organizations, 1/01/2008

 
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Articles
Albers, Sascha, Franz Wohlgezogen and Edward Zajac. 2013. Strategic Alliance Structures: An Organization Design Perspective. Journal of Management. doi: 10.1177/0149206313488209
Gulati, Ranjay and Franz Wohlgezogen. Roaring out of a Recession. Harvard Business Review.
Working Papers
Stern, Ithai and Franz Wohlgezogen. 2014. The Public Face of Partnership: the impact of external feedback on JV termination decisions.
Wohlgezogen, Franz and Paul Hirsch. 2012. Re-Examining the Dynamics of Deselection: On arranging one’s own funeral.
Morris, Michael and Franz Wohlgezogen. Symbolic Management of Bankruptcy.
Pouthier, Vanessa and Franz Wohlgezogen. Embeddedness and reconfiguration: towards a network view of institutional entrepreneurship.
Wohlgezogen, Franz. The M-Word: four decades of research on matrix organization.
Wohlgezogen, Franz. Channels as Links in Organizations and Organization Theory.
Wohlgezogen, Franz. The Ivory Tower and the Bazaar: Open-Source Collaboration in Higher Education.
Book Chapters
Ocasio, William and Franz Wohlgezogen. 2010. "Attention and Control." In Organizational Control: New Directions in Theory and Research, edited by Sitkin, S., Cardinal, L., Bijlsma-Frankema, K. M. , 343-398. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wohlgezogen, Franz and Paul Hirsch. 2009. "Negotiating Actor-Environment Relations: A Framework for Comparative Research." In Research in the Sociology of Organizations, edited by King, B., Felin, T, and Whetten, D., vol. 26, 153-182. Gremwich, CT: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd..

 
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