Mikołaj Jan Piskorski
Professor of Strategy and Innovation
IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
Mikołaj Jan Piskorski, who often goes by Misiek, is a Professor of Strategy and Innovation at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Misiek received his B.A and M.A. (Cantab) from University of Cambridge where he read Economics and Politics at Christ's College. Subsequently, he received his A.M. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University.
After completing his Ph.D. he became a faculty member in the Organizational Behavior area at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. In 2004, he returned to Harvard as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration to teach the Required Curriculum Strategy course in the MBA Program. In 2009, he then became an Associate Professor of Business Administration and he taught his own Elective Curriculum class: Competing With Social Networks. In addition, Misiek taught in a number of Executive Education programs such as: Driving Digital and Social Strategy, Strategic IQ, Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage, as well as in a number of custom programs, for companies such as IBM, Bertelsmann, and Henkel, among others.
Misiek is an expert on why and how people use various on-line social platforms, both in the U.S. and abroad. He also studies how firms can leverage these platforms to build social strategies. He also applied many of these insights to large organizations as they seek to become more agile and use social networks to execute their strategies. He has documented this research in a book called A Social Strategy: How We Profit From Social Media.
His research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly and Social Forces and cited in the New York Times, Business 2.0, and Investors Business Daily. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals including American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science and Organization Science.