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Professor of Strategy, Director EDHEC Chair for Foresight, Innovation and Transformation, EDHEC Business School

René Rohrbeck is Professor of Strategy and director of the chair for Foresight, Innovation and Transformation at the EDHEC Business School, France. He is best known for his pioneering work on future preparedness of organizations.

Having worked in two disrupted industries, automobile and telecommunication, he wanted to understand how leading organizations use foresight to anticipate future markets and develop agile strategies. He has developed the Future FITness model, which measures the ability of organizations to use foresight to drive innovation and transformation.

René Rohrbeck is also Partner in the Berlin-based consultancy Rohrbeck Heger where he leads the practice on scenario planning and strategy and the industry verticals Energy and Mobility.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Professor of Strategy, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
  • –present
    Professeur de Stratégie, EDHEC Business School

Education

  • 2010 
    Technische Universität Berlin, Dr. rer. oec. Technology and Innovation Management (PhD)

Publications

  • 2020
    Corporate foresight as a microfoundation of dynamic capabilities, Futures & Foresight Science
  • 2020
    50 Years of corporate and organizational foresight: Looking back and going forward, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2019
    Forward-looking search during innovation projects: Under which conditions it impacts innovativeness, Technovation
  • 2019
    Five Strategic Foresight Tools to Enhance Business Model Innovation Teaching, Journal of Business Models
  • 2019
    Combining scenario planning and business wargaming to better anticipate future competitive dynamics, Futures & Foresight Science
  • 2019
    Escaping the ‘ Faster Horses ’ Trap: Bridging Strategic Foresight and Design-Based Innovation, Technology Innovation Management Review
  • 2018
    Corporate foresight and its impact on firm performance: A longitudinal analysis, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2018
    The role of corporate foresight in exploring new markets – evidence from 3 case studies in the BOP markets, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
  • 2017
    Double ambidexterity: How a Telco incumbent used business-model and technology innovations to successfully respond to three major disruptions, Creativity and Innovation Management
  • 2017
    Scenario-based strategizing: Advancing the applicability in strategists' teams, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2015
    Corporate foresight: An emerging field with a rich tradition, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2015
    IT tools for foresight: The integrated insight and response system of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2013
    Collaborative business modelling for systemic and sustainability innovations, International Journal of Technology Management
  • 2013
    The value contribution of strategic foresight: Insights from an empirical study of large European companies, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2012
    Exploring value creation from corporate-foresight activities, Futures
  • 2012
    Strategic foresight for collaborative exploration of new business fields, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2011
    Corporate foresight: Its three roles in enhancing the innovation capacity of a firm, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2010
    Sourcing innovation from your customer: how multinational enterprises use Web platforms for virtual customer integration, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
  • 2010
    Harnessing a network of experts for competitive advantage: technology scouting in the ICT industry, R&D Management
  • 2009
    Creating growth with externalization of R & D results-the spin-along approach, Global Business and Organizational Excellence
  • 2009
    Opening up for competitive advantage - How Deutsche Telekom creates an open innovation ecosystem, R&D Management

Research Areas

  • Business And Management (1503)