Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD

David M. Knott Professor
Professor of Management
Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management


Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the former Department Chair of Wharton’s Management Department. He studied Economics at Stanford University and received a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University. In 2013, Nicolaj was elected as a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society.

He has been the recipient of more than 30 MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards, including the Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Teaching Award, the highest teaching award of Wharton.  

His current research is on Connected Strategies, which is the subject and title of his book with Christian Terwiesch. Nicolaj has been involved in many executive education programs for companies across many industries, including pharma, consumer and industrial products, and financial services. He is also the co-host of the weekly Sirius Radio show “Mastering Innovation.”