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 a Professor and 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 research programs, executive programs, departmental leadership, and international partnerships in the UK and China.

Dr. Arndt’s research agenda is centrally driven by the question of how novelty/change comes about in organizations and industries. Core drivers of these changes include changes of how we see (international) strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation. His research has documented a different way of looking at entrepreneurial management. His work includes research on different and dynamic institutional contexts, technological change, the emergence and role of new actors in industries and entrepreneurs that initiate changes. Another central aspect of his work is the increasing focus on sustainability and corporate social responsibility as well as inclusiveness as some of the drivers of the dynamics. 

His work has been published or is about to be published in the Academy of Management Collections, the British Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies, the Academy of Management ReviewOBHDP, Human Resource Management 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, Mitacs, SSHRC and OMAFRA 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, and entrepreneurship and executive programs teaching a range of topics from innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, and leadership 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 Boundless Accelerator.


Recent Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals include

Arndt, Aharonson, Jansen, Jiang, Cao (2023): The past and future of absorptive capacity, Academy of Management Collections.Anchor

Qiu, Bouncken, Arndt, Ng (2023): Microfoundations and dynamics of Do-it-yourself ecosystems, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

With Schaerer et al. (2023): On the trajectory of discrimination. A meta-analysis and forecasting survey capturing 44 years on gender and hiring decisions, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Wesche, Johnston, Huey, Andrachuk, Arndt, Jiang (2023): Storytelling through uncertainty: How a Yukon entrepreneur podcast helped chronicle the COVID-19 experience, Artic Yearbook.

Wu, Arndt Ma, Hughes, & Tsang (2023): Learning from improvisation in new ventures, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge.

Arndt, Röell, Kumar (2023): Mature MNE subsidiaries in emerging markets: An old phenomenon with a new research agenda, AIB Insights

Röell, Arndt, Kumar (2024): A blessing and a curse: Institutional embeddedness of longstanding MNE subsidiaries in emerging markets, Journal of Management Studies.

Osabutey, E., Senyo, K., Kan, P.K., Arndt, F., Röell, C. (2024): Technology transfer into emerging economies: A crisp-set qualitative comparative analysis, British Journal of Management.

Röell, C., Ozbilgin, M., Arndt, F. (2024): Covert Allyship: Managing LGBT policies in adversarial contexts, Human Resource Management.