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Dipartimento di Management e Tecnologia

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Professor Markus Venzin is Professor of Global Strategy at Università Bocconi and Dean of Innovation. He is an expert on growth strategies with a focus on innovation and corporate entrepreneurship. He has supported CEOs and senior executives from a variety of industries to design and execute corporate, as well as business strategy. A Swiss national but having lived for over 20 years in Italy, Markus combines the structure and competence needed to manage complex business development programs with the creativity and flexibility needed to create new ideas. Markus brings both the rigor of academic research and the expertise of applying research results to business issues, through his faculty role and long experience as a management consultant, speaker and entrepreneur. He is highly published, having authored many academic papers, books and is an award-winning case writer.


Curriculum Accademico

Ordinario dell'Istituto di Strategia ed Economia Aziendale "Gino Zappa" della Bocconi.
Docente Senior dell'Area Strategia della SDA Bocconi.

Dean of Innovation, Università Bocconi

Aree di interesse scientifico

Markus Venzin is conducting research projects with firms on their internationalization strategies, the management of their subsidiary network, global knowledge management systems as well as the development of formal planning and control processes. His current research interests include topics such as the study of innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, global knowledge sharing systems, internationalization processes of retail banks, export strategies of small and medium sized firms, innovation and cross-border commercialization of financial service products as well as the logic and process of cross-border mergers and acquisitions.



M. Venzin, M. Vizzaccaro, F. Rutschmann, “Making Mergers and Acquisitions Work: From Strategy and Target Selection to Post Merger Integration”, Emerald, 2018.


G. Pirotti, M. Venzin, “Resilient organizations: responsible leadership in times of uncertainty”, Cambridge University Press, 2017.


M. Venzin, “The Prysmian story: building the nerves of the world”, Prysmian internal publication, 2015.


G. Markman, Markus Venzin, “Resilience: Lessons from banks that have braved the economic crisis − and from those that have not”, International Business Review, 2014, Vol. 23, pp. 1096 – 1107.


M. Venzin, G. Markman, “Cómo establecer modelos de negocio bancarios resilientes?”, Harvard Deusto Business Review, December 2014, pp. 30 – 42.


G. Lojacono, M. Venzin, “Designing Export Strategies”, In: T. Pedersen, M. Venzin, “Orchestration of the Global Network Organization”, Advances and International Management, Volume 27, 2014.


G. Pirotti, M. Venzin, “Il processo strategico e la capacità di decidere velocemente”, Economia & Management, Economia & Management, no. 3, 2015.


G. Pirotti, M. Venzin, “La resilienza organizzativa delle aziende: Come misurarla e rinforzarla per resistere e reagire in tempo di crisi”, Economia & Management, no. 1, 2014.


Ram Mudambi and Markus Venzin, “The strategic nexus of offshoring and outsourcing decisions”, Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 47, Number 8, December 2010, pp. 1510-1533.


Robert M. Grant and Markus Venzin, “Strategic and organisational challenges of internationalization in financial services”, Long Range Planning, 2009, Vol. 42, pp. 561-587.


Volker Mahnke, Torben Pedersen and Markus Venzin, “Does Knowledge Sharing Pay? An MNC Subsidiary Perspective on Knowledge Outflows”, Advances in International Management (Elsevier), 2009, pp.123-149.


Markus Venzin, Vikas Kumar and Jens Kleine, “Internationalization of Retail Banks: A Micro-Level Study of the Multinationality-Performance Relationship”, Management International Review, 2008/4, Vol. 48, pp. 463-485.


Gabriella Lojacono and Markus Venzin, "Da Export Manager a International Business Developer nelle PMI del sistema arredo", Economia & Management, 4/2008, pp. 54-55.


Volker Mahnke, Markus Venzin and Shaker Zahra, “Governing entrepreneurial opportunity recognition in the MNE: Aligning interests and cognition under uncertainty”, Journal of Management Studies, November 2007, 44:7, pp. 1278-1298.


Jens Kleine, Volker Mahnke and Markus Venzin, “Finanzkonzerne: Welche Werte schaffen Zentralen?”, Die Bank, January 2006, No. 1, pp.48-53.


Volker Mahnke, Torben Pedersen and Markus Venzin, “The impact of knowledge management on MNC subsidiary performance: the role of absorptive capacity”, Management International Review, 2005, pp. 101-119.


Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffè and Markus Venzin, “Sfide e linee guida per la crescita internazionale delle imprese familiari”, Economia & Management, 2005, 5, pp. 6-7.


Volker Mahnke and Markus Venzin, “The internationalization process of digital good providers”, Management International Review, 2003/1, pp. 115-142.


Volker Mahnke and Markus Venzin, “Governance of Knowledge-teams in MNC’s: The Case of HeidelbergCement”, Management International Review, 2003/3, pp. 47-67.