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Prof. Claus D. Jacobs University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

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Biography

Claus D. Jacobs is the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of Strategy and Organization at the University of St. Gallen. His research focuses on strategic management and organizational change in general and on discursive practices of strategizing and organizing in particular. In June 2011 notably, he published - together with... read moreWarwick Business School's Loizos Heracleous - "Crafting Strategy - Embodied Metaphors in Practice" (Cambridge University Press, 2011) in which the authors argue that strategists must learn to complement analytical and convergent thinking with a more creative approach to strategizing that emphasizes synthetic and divergent ways of thinking. The theoretical underpinnings of this approach include embodied realism, interpretivism, practice theory, theory of play, design thinking, as well as discursive approaches such as metaphorical analysis, narrative analysis, dialogical analysis and hermeneutics. He has co-edited the book Innovating Strategy Process (Blackwell Strategic Management Society Series 2005) with Steven Floyd, Johan Roos and Franz Willi Kellermanns. He holds a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from University of Dublin, Trinity College and a Master in Business and Economic Studies from Witten/Herdecke's School of Business. Also, he is a Visiting Research Fellow of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Daimler Benz Foundation.