Lorenz Graf-Vlachy holds the Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership at TU Dortmund University and is a Senior Research Fellow at ESCP Business School's ESCP Research Institute of Management. Lorenz's work has been published in, for example, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of World Business. His research has received awards from the Academy of Management, the European Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung. Lorenz further won awards for teaching and reviewing. Prior to his current appointment, he was Professor and Chair of Strategy at ESCP Business School and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Passau. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Georgia, Penn State, Columbia Business School, and IMD International. He was named a Schoeller Fellow by the Dr. Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business and Society. Before his academic career, Lorenz was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he supported telecom, high-tech, and industrial goods companies across Europe and Asia on projects related to strategy and organization. He was repeatedly invited to work with the BCG Henderson Institute in New York and was selected for a year-long secondment to serve as an advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva. Lorenz holds a master's level degree in Information Systems and a doctoral degree from Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg as well as a habilitation from the University of Passau. He also studied in the MBA program of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and at Tongji University in Shanghai.