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Julia Kathi Froehlich

JULIA K. FROEHLICH (Munich, Germany) conducts research at the Institute for Leadership and Organization, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Her research at companies including Infosys and Henkel focuses on managerial and organizational cognition in innovation and strategy. She is lead author of thematicthinking.com, a blog focusing on the practitioner side of thematic thinking.


MARTIN HOEGL (Munich, Germany), professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, leads its Institute for Leadership and Organization. He has 15+ years of experience in working with companies on leadership, organization and innovation; his clients have included Boeing, Agilent Technologies, Infosys, T-Mobile, Siemens, Henkel, and Porsche. His main research interests include leadership, collaboration, and innovation in organizations. Widely published in leading journals, one of his MIT Sloan Management Review articles recently won the Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize for the most outstanding SMR article on planned change and organizational development.


MICHAEL GIBBERT (Lugano, Switzerland) is Professor of Marketing at the Institute for Marketing and Communication at Lugano University. His research interests include the effects of constraints on innovation, consumer behavior, and research methods. His work has been published in Cognitive Science, European Management Journal, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organizational Research Methods, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, and The Wall Street Journal. As a researcher, he has helped managers at Siemens, Henkel, Infineon, Infinity, Louisenthal, Lufthansa, and Mini unleash creative strategy insight with thematic thinking. His books include Strategy Making in a Crisis and Strategic Networks.