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Martin Kupp is associate professor for entrepreneurship and strategy at ESCP Europe, Paris and a visiting professor at the European School of Management and Technology, Berlin. Before that Martin worked as a program director at ESMT, Berlin and a lecturer and research assistant at the University of Cologne, where he also received his doctoral degree.

Martin’s area of expertise lies in entrepreneurship, strategic innovation, competitive strategy and organizational creativity. He has worked for clients such as Adeo, Bosch, Bertelsmann, Elior, Canal+, Axel Springer, ThyssenKrupp, Siemens, MAN, Coca-Cola, Deutsche Bank, and Deutsche Telekom. Martin’s current research interests focus on entrepreneurship in established companies, incubation and acceleration, business strategy in technology markets, and the relationship between the arts and business.

Martin’s recent publications have appeared in California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Strategy, Business Strategy Review, Info Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, The Economic Times of India and the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared as a business commentator on CNBC, and frequently speaks at industry conferences and events. In 2008 he won at the EFMD case writing competition with his case on Celtel Nigeria. He serves on the executive board for The Case Centre and teaches case writing and case teaching at academic institutions around the world. His recent book “The fine art of success” was published 2011 at Wiley and looks at contemporary artists and what managers can learn from them. In 2019 Martin co-founded with Francesco Volpe the first continental european fusion start-up, Renaissance Fusion.

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Case Studies

2020

KUPP, M., J. WEINMANN, H.-R. LANGE

Wild herbs grow tall – mastering structural change in Lusatia

Harvard Business Publishing, ES1861-PDF-ENG

ESCP Impact Papers

2020

KUPP, M., R.MAUER

Building uncertainty competence: Applying the entrepreneurial method

ESCP Impact Papers, 2020-13-EN

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Media

2020

KUPP, M., G. KÜHL, M. BIETENHADER

Durchstarten – Chancen und Herausforderungen der Plattformökonomie

Digital-Stories.eu

Media

2020

KUPP, M., G. KÜHL, M. BIETENHADER

Best Practice – Digitale Plattformlösungen in der Praxis

Digital-Stories.eu

Media

2020

KUPP, M., R. MAUER

To create value in the COVID-19 era, set aside standard risk management

LSE Business Review

Academic Articles

2019

KUPP, M., B.SCHMITZ, J.HABEL

When do family firms consider issuing external equity? Understanding the contingent role of families’ need for control

JOURNAL OF FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, Vol. 9, No. 3, 271 - 296

Chapters

2019

KUPP, M., J.EHLERS, A.SANCHEZ, L.RODRIGUEZ

InCuba: How we kicked of Cuba's first Incubator at the university of Havana

In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Education in Developing Countries, Tenfelde, Walter Hampp Verlag, 107 - 124

Chapters

2019

KUPP, M., P. BORCHERS, M. MARVAL

Rolle von Unternehmens-Inkubatoren und -Acceleratoren bei der digitalen Transformation

In: Digital Leadership - Erfolgreiches Führen in Zeiten der Digital Economy, Petry, T. Haufe

Media

2019

KUPP, M., T.KROMER

Managing Innovation Portfolios – Principles Before Tools

Grasshopper Herder

Media

2019

KUPP, M., G.KÜHL, M.BIETENHADER

Made in Germany – Wie der Mittelstand von Plattformen profitieren kann (Teil 1)

Digital-Stories.eu