Carl Kock has been teaching Strategic Management in the IE MBA, Master and Doctoral level programs for more than 10 years. Fascinated by matters of cause and effect, his focus is broad but begins with the question of how to encourage managers to act within a climate of change, given their particular industry, and to what extent do financial markets drive companies to implement strategic change.
His work focuses on identifying the fundamental drivers of value in companies as a whole, combining traditional research on the governance of large firms with corporate environmental management. His research shows that while firms may perform better financially when they take care of the environment, shareholders may not always be aware of this, and it is up to managers to communicate and implement the necessary strategies for change.
Kock has worked in industry, for both Unilever and Langnese, in Germany. He holds a PhD and MSc, both in Management, from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA and a Diploma in Business Administration from Philipps Universität, Marburg, Germany. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society.