Mark Kriger, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: Norwegian Business School BI


Mark Kriger is Professor of Strategic Leadership at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.  He has a Doctorate from Harvard University in Business Administration, as well as Master's degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from UC Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively..

He is the author of numerous articles in the areas of strategic leadership, emotional intelligence, strategy process, and strategic vision published in: Academy of Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Group and Organization Management, Human Relations, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Strategy and Management, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Management International Review, Sloan Management Review and others.

Kriger has conducted executive development seminars and lectured on emotional intelligence, strategy process and leadership in India, China, Norway, Sweden, France, Lithuania and various cities throughout Canada and the United States.  He is a Past Chair of the Strategy Process division of the Strategic Management Society. His teaching and research are in the areas of executive leadership, strategy execution, and knowledge processes, especially in technology-intensive companies.  He is currently working on three books entitled: Strategic Leadership for Turbulent Times, Wise Leadership:  Lessons from the World’s Great Wisdom Traditions  and The Many Ways of Knowing: From ‘Cold Logic’ to Intuition and Imagination.

His passions are: writing poetry, meditation, swimming, hiking and travelling to exotic places. He has been an active and continuous member of the Academy of Management since 1980 and the Strategic Management Society since 1983. 

Selected Publications

G. Warner-Soderholm and M.P. Kriger, “The Art of Dealing with Religious and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom.”  International Journal of Business and Management, 2014, 9 (10): 149-160.

Culén, A.L. & M.P. Kriger, “Creating Competitive Advantage in IT-Intensive Organizations: A Design Thinking Perspective.” In Human Computer Interaction in Business. Springer 2014 ISBN 978-3-319-07292-0. pp. 492-503.

M.P. Kriger & Y. Zhovtobryukh, “Rethinking Strategic Leadership: Stars, Clans, Teams and Networks,”  Journal of Strategy and Management, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 411-432.  Awarded the Best Paper of the Year at the Journal of Strategy and Management in February 2014.

M.P. Kriger, “Wise Leadership in Organizations: Integrating Eastern and Western Paradigms.”  In The Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace:  Emerging Research and Practice, J.A. Neal (Ed.),  NY: Springer Publications, 2013, pp. 255-270.

P. Kaipa & M.P. Kriger, “Empowerment, Vision and Positive Leadership: An Interview with Alan Mulally, former CEO, Boeing Commercial – Current CEO, Ford Motor Company,Journal of Management Inquiry, 2010, Vol. 19, pp. 110-115.

P. Kaipa & M.P. Kriger, “The Inner Sides of Leadership and Lessons from the East:  An Interview with Peter Senge,Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. 2009, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 183-193.

P. Miesing, M.P. Kriger, and N. Slough, “Towards a Model of Effective Knowledge Transfer Within Transnationals: The Case of Chinese Foreign Invested Enterprises,” Journal of Technology Transfer, 2007, Vol.32: No. 1, pp. 109-122.

M.P. Kriger, “Ways of Questioning That Can Transform Organizations - and People.” In Integrative Learning and Action: A Call to Wholeness, D. Scott et al (Eds.).  Peter Lang Publishing, 2006, pp. 199-216.

M.P. Kriger & Y. Seng, “Leadership with Inner Meaning:  A Theory of Leadership Based on the Worldviews of Five Religions,” The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 16, 2005, pp. 771-806.

M.P. Kriger, “What Really is Strategic Process?” In Innovating Strategy Process: Genesis, Contexts and Models, S.W. Floyd, J. Roos, C.D. Jacobs, and F.W. Kellermanns (Eds.), New York: Blackwell Publishing, 2005, pp. 165-175.

B. Flier, F. Van Den Bosch, H.W. Volberda, C. Carnevale, N. Tomkin, L. Melin, B. Quelin, and M.P. Kriger, “The Changing Landscape of the European Financial Services Sector,” Long Range Planning, Special Issue, June 2001.

M.P. Kriger and B.J. Hanson, "A Value-based Paradigm for Creating Truly Healthy Organizations,” Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1999, pp. 302-317.  Reprinted in J. Biberman and M. Whitty (Eds.), Work & Spirit: A Reader of New Spiritual Paradigms for Organizations, University of Scranton Press, 2001.

L.-C. Malan and M.P. Kriger, "Making Sense of Managerial Wisdom,” Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 7, No. 3,1998, pp. 242-251.

M.P. Kriger, “Asking the Right Questions for Strategic Renewal,” AS/400 Dynamics, Third issue, 1997, pp. 1-3.

L. Larwood, C.M. Falbe, M.P. Kriger, and P. Miesing, "Structure and Meaning of Organizational Vision," Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3, 1995, pp. 740-769.

M.P. Kriger and L.-C. Malan, "Shifting Paradigms:  The Valuing of Personal Knowledge, Wisdom, and Other Invisible Processes," Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1993, pp. 391-398.

M.P. Kriger and L.B. Barnes, "Executive Leadership Networks:  Top Management Group Dynamics in a High-Performance Organization," in Polley, R.B., Hare, A.P., and Stone, P.J. (Eds.)  The SYMLOG Practitioner:  Applications of Small Group Research  (New York:  Praeger, 1988), pp. 173-190.

L.B. Barnes and M.P. Kriger, "The Hidden Side of Organizational Leadership," Sloan Management Review, Fall, 1986, pp. 15-26.  Republished in The McKinsey Quarterly, Winter 1987, pp. 15-35.  Also received the Beckhard Award from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management for the best article of the year, June 1988.

L.B. Barnes and M.P. Kriger, "The Hidden Side of Organizational Leadership," Sloan Management Review, Fall, 1986, pp. 15-26.  Republished in The McKinsey Quarterly, Winter 1987, pp. 15-35.  Also received the Beckhard Award from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management for the best article of the year, June 1988.










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