Felix Arndt | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Felix Arndt

Professor and John F. Wood Chair in Entrepreneurship
Department of Management
Phone number: 
ext. 53585
Macdonald Hall (MAC), Room 318

Felix Arndt is the John F Wood Chair in Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at the Gordon S Lang School of Business and Economics, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Business and Sports of the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. Before joining Lang, he held professorial and administrative positions with responsibility for the full range of Master, Ph.D., and DBA research programs, the EMBA program, and international partnerships.

Dr. Arndt’s research intersects strategy/international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. His strategy research looks at how firms use organizational renewal and technological innovation to stay ahead of the competition (dynamic capabilities, absorptive capacity, slack). In International Business, he is primarily interested in nonmarket strategy. His work in entrepreneurship includes corporate entrepreneurship, do-it-yourself entreprenership, and the challenged-based view of entrepreneurship. Much of his research takes place in the emerging market context.

His work has been published or is about to be published in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of World Business, the Journal of Business Ethics among others. Felix is Senior editor at the Journal of Management & Organisation, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management and Strategic Change. He is on the editorial board of journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, European Management Journal among others. Felix is a member of the Research Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Academy of Management (AoM), Track Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division at the British Academy of Management (BAM), and a BAM PRC Fellow. He is a former member of the board of directors at the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM). Felix held grants by major funding agencies such as the Chinese National Science Foundation,  British Academy / Leverhulme, Swiss National Foundation, SSHRC and OMAFRA Canada among others.

Teaching for Felix is a passion and a privilege. He taught in top-ranked Master, MBA, and EMBA programs around the world. Felix has been involved in the foundation of several entrepreneurship centers, entrepreneurship, and executive programs teaching a range of topics from innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, to international business.

Felix is an active entrepreneur and investor. As an engineer by training, he is fascinated by new technologies and their application. He has held patents, has experience as an entrepreneur (including scaling and exits), on the director level in consulting, and as a lobbyist. Felix is a recognized executive and start-up coach who provides consulting services to the private sector and policy advice to the government. He is currently a board member of Innovation Guelph.