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

Felix Arndt

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, a Research Fellow at the Center for Business and Sports of the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Agder, Norway. Prior to joining Lang, he held professorial and adminsitrative positions with responsibility for the full range of Master, PhD, and DBA research programs, the EMBA program and international partnerships.

Dr Arndt’s research intersects strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He looks at how firms use organisational renewal and technological innovation to stay ahead of the competition (dynamic capabilities, ecosystems, business models). The second field of interest is best captured by the question of how entrepreneurs overcome extreme challenges (e.g. of socio-economic or medical nature). His recent research also look sat CSR and nonmarket aspects in emerging markets (e.g. China, Indonesia). His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of World Business, the Journal of Business Ethics among others. Felix is Senior editor at the Journal of Management & Organisation, an Associate Editor of Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility and on the editorial board of journals such as the Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, European Management Journal among others.

Teaching has been a passion and privilege. Felix has taught in top-ranked Master, MBA and EMBA programs around the world (Singapore, UAE, Hong Kong, Germany, China, Latvia, Canada, Norway, Australia). He was involved in the foundation of several entrepreneurship centers, entrepreneurship, and executive programs teaching a range of topics from innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, 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, provides consulting services to the private sector and policy advice to the government. He is currently a board member of Innovation Guelph.

Prior to coming to Guelph, Felix has been primarily affiliated with universities in the UK (Leicester Castle Business School), USA (Wharton School), China (University of Nottingham).

He regularly appears in print, radio, and TV media outlets.