René Rohrbeck is Professor of Strategy at the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University. His areas of expertise are
• designing future-oriented organizations,
• microfoundations of organizational capabilities
• innovation management
• technology management.
Before joining Aarhus University he spent 6 years in industry where he worked on innovation management at Volkswagen and on corporate foresight at Deutsche Telekom.
As a consultant he has served clients on a number of topics including, designing innovation management systems, developing and implementing corporate foresight practices, and strategic and financial planning of new business fields
He has worked both as a consultant and manager for companies from a wide range of industries, including automobile, oil & gas, pulp & paper, information & communication technologies (ICT) and energy.
He has authored the book “Corporate foresight – Towards a Maturity Model for the Future Orientation of a Firm”, in which he develops a benchmarking framework for assessing future orientation and describes best practices in corporate foresight. His research has also been published in leading international journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, R&D Management and Global Business and Organizational Excellence.
His editorial contributions include being the managing editor of the special issue on Corporate Foresight for the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
René Rohrbeck teaches on MBA, MSc. and executive education programs at the Aarhus School of Business (Denmark), the University of Kiel, the Technische Universität Berlin (both Germany), the University of Technology, KTH, Stockholm (Sweden) and the Hanken School of Economics (Finland).