George Tovstiga, a Canadian and German national, teaches, researches and consults in the areas of strategy and innovation management. He has extensive international experience as management educator, industry practitioner, author and consultant. He has over 15 years industry management experience, notably in the areas of R&D, innovation and engineering management with Xerox Research (Canada) and Bayer AG (Germany) and ABB (Switzerland) AG. Prior to joining Henley, George consulted for Arthur D. Little (Switzerland) Ltd’s Strategic Growth and Innovation Practice. His professional experience was gained in a diverse range of international assignments in the field of strategic technology and innovation management in both industry and academia. George is a consultant to a number of multinationals in the area of strategy and innovation management and has published extensively in this area. He teaches corporate and competitive strategy and innovation management.
George’s research is focused on the strategic management of innovation, technology and capabilities in knowledge-intensive firms. He is currently directing a NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme funded research project in St. Petersburg , Russia, that is investigating the implications of dynamic and open innovation capability for cyber-security. He has published widely on the subject of strategic innovation. His most recent book “Capabilities for Strategic Advantage; Leading through Technological Innovation”, co-authored with David W. Birchall, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2005.
George Tovstiga Professor of Strategy & Innovation Management, Henley Management College, Henley-on-Thames, UK
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