Prof. Dr. Martin Friesl
Feldkirchenstr. 21
96052 Bamberg
room F21/03.64

phone: +49 951/ 863 2669

Consultation hours:
Mo, 14.00-15.30

Prof. Dr. Martin Friesl

Martin Friesl is Professor for Strategy and Organization at University of Bamberg, Adjunct Professor at NHH Norwegian School of Economics and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews. Before joining University of Bamberg, Martin was a Chaired Professor in Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School, UK.

Martin’s research focuses on strategic renewal, strategy implementation, and the development, change and replication of organizational capabilities in a variety of contexts such as Biotechnology, IT offshoring, Retailing, Franchising, Commercial Property Development, the Armed Forces and Financial Services.

He received his Masters’ degree in Business Education from LMU Munich and his Doctorate in Management from University Bw Munich. Martin has worked as a project manager for change management with Siemens AG, as a consultant, as well as in various finance roles in in the UK, Germany and China.

Martin has also served on the board of the Strategy Practice IG at the Strategic Management Society. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society and the European Group of Organization Studies and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. His work has received awards for its implications for practice and is published in leading peer-reviewed journals.


  • Strategic renewal
  • Capability development
  • Organizational decline and turnaround
  • Strategy-as-Practice


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Editorial Positions
Associate Editor des International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR)
Strategic Organization: Editorial Board Member

2019: Best Reviewer Award: Business Research

2018: British Academy of Management – Best Full Paper Award (with Katy Mason and Chris Ford)

2016: Service Award – Strategic Management Society Conference, Berlin

2014: IJMR Best Reviewer Award

2013: Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award – Academy of Management – SAP Interest Group

2012: Nominated for Best Practice Implications Award – Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague

2011: Outstanding Reviewer Award Strategy Practice IG – Strategic Management Society Conference, Miami

2010: Finalist for Best Practice Implications Award – Strategic Management Society Conference, Rome.


  • Strategy and Competition (WS)
  • Corporate Strategy and Growth (WS)
  • Qualitative methodology in strategy and organization research (WS)
  • Grand Challenges: Organizational Perspectives and Responses (SS)
  • Strategic Renewal and Organizational Transformation (SS)
  • Organisation: Theorie und Praxis (SS)
  • STRAT-O Program (every semester)