Christoph Lechner is a Chaired Professor of Strategic Management at the University of St. Gallen. He is Director of its Institute of Management, Academic Director of its PhD Program in "Strategy & Management", and Head of its Excellence Initiative on "Responsible Corporate Competitiveness" (RoCC). He has written five books and published his research in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Manager, among others. He is member of the Editorial Boards of the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, and Journal of Strategy & Management. Co-authored papers won the 2005 SMS Best Conference Paper Prize and the 2006 Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award at the Academy of Management. He has led executive education program for leading companies in the US, Europe and Asia, and is a member of the board of directors of two public listed firms in Europe.