Christoph Zott is professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship. His current research centers on business model design and innovation, corporate renewal, entrepreneurial strategy and leadership, social entrepreneurship, and the creation of new ventures.
Prof. Zott has published on these topics in the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the Strategic Management Journal, as well as in other research outlets and books. He is a co-editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and an editorial board member of the Strategic Management Journal. Prof. Zott was also elected as Chair of the Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest organization of management scholars, and he is an elected Fellow of the Strategic Management Society.
Prof. Zott teaches courses on entrepreneurship, business model innovation and private equity at MBA, EMBA and Executive Education levels. He consults for growth ventures, social ventures, as well as larger firms interested in corporate renewal and development through entrepreneurial initiative and business model innovation. Prof. Zott holds graduate degrees with distinction in industrial engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France). He received his Ph.D. in commerce and business administration from the University of British Columbia (Canada).