Dr Stephan von Delft

  • Senior Lecturer in Strategy (Management)

telephone: +44 (0)141 330 4409
email: Stephan.VonDelft@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Stephan von Delft is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School. Before joining Glasgow, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; a Visiting Researcher at the University of San Diego, USA; and a Research Assistant and PhD Student at the University of Münster, Germany.

Stephan’s current research focuses on the strategic and organisational implications of business model innovation. In particular, his research has focused on three broad questions:

  1. How do organisations design, grow and adjust their business model over time?
  2. What is the impact of different business models on organisational performance outcomes?
  3. What role do stakeholders such as customers and competitors play in the process of developing innovations in business models?

To translate his research into impact and interactively develop his research agenda, Stephan collaborates regularly with industry partners resulting in an active interface with key non-academic stakeholders. This approach enabled him to secure funding as a principal investigator or co-investigator for collaborative research activities such as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with a Glasgow-based enterprise (£143,000, Innovate UK), a Global Challenge Research Fund on digital healthcare solutions in developing countries, with colleagues in medicine and engineering (£50,000, Scottish Funding Council), and two Impact Acceleration Accounts (£5,500 each, ESRC). It has also resulted in invitations to deliver keynote speeches, for instance, at the USAweek Europe Business Conference and Exhibition 2013 (Bilbao, Spain), the Chemical Industry 2030 Forum 2014 (Frankfurt, Germany), the Gaitherin 2017 (Glasgow, Scotland), and the University of Glasgow Corporate Partners Evening 2018.


Research interests

Stephan is a member of the Strategy and Decision Making research cluster.

  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business model innovation
  • Process thinking in business model design
  • Interconnected choices in business ecosystems

Digitisation in manufacturing industries


Grants

  • 2018: Newton Fund Institutional Links Grant “Targeting Non-Communicable Diseases through Interactive Health Ecosystems in Indonesia” (with Nuran Acur and Sandosh Padmanabhan), British Council, £85,000 (role: Co-Investigator)
  • 2017: University of Glasgow Small Grant Fund on digital healthcare solutions in least developed countries (with Nuran Acur, Jillian Gordon, Sandosh Padmanabhan and Ravinder Dahiya), Scottish Funding Council (SFC), £50,000 (role: Co-Investigator)
  • 2017: Impact Acceleration Account – User Engagement “Discovering Future Biotech Business Models: A Design Workshop for Executives” (with Yang Zhao), Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), £5,500 (role: Principal Investigator)
  • 2017: Impact Acceleration Account – User Engagement “Exploring Futures - Open Strategy Workshop” (with J Ignacio Canales), Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), £5,500 (role: Co-Investigator)
  • 2016: College Strategic Research Fund (with J Ignacio Canales), University of Glasgow, College of Social Sciences, £6,500 (role: Principal Investigator)
  • 2016: Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the Adam Smith Business School and CCRS Brokers Ltd (with John Finch and Jillian Gordon), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), £143,000 (role: Co-Investigator)

 


Supervision

Stephan is interested in supervising PhD researchers in the fields of business models (development of platform business models) and innovation ecosystems (ecosystem strategies).

Current PhD students

Completed PhD students

  • Dr Yameng Zhang
  • Dr Yang Zhao (Lecturer, Loughborough University London)

Additional information

Memberships

Stephan von Delft is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), the Strategic Management Society (SMS) and the Association of Chemistry and Business of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). In 2018, he was appointed to Pearson Publishing’s Marketing, Management and Strategy Advisory Board.

Research honours and awards

  • 2017: GIKA Legate, Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA)
  • 2017: Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Management (STR) Division, Academy of Management
  • 2016: Best Reviewer Award, Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division, Academy of Management
  • 2016: Best Paper Award, Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain


Professional experience

In addition to his academic experience, Dr von Delft has been with the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), a civil protection organisation controlled by the German federal government, for more than 10 years. Here, he has served as a commanding officer in various operations, e.g. fighting natural disasters and conducting search and rescue missions, across Germany.


Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
Number of items: 21.

2019

Von Delft, S. and Van Der Veen, G. (2019) Digitalisierung verändert Geschäftsmodelle in der Chemie. CHEManager, 12 Mar.

Von Delft, S. and Van Der Veen, G. M. (2019) Plattformen als Geschäftsmodelle. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 67(3), pp. 32-33. (doi:10.1002/nadc.20194085920)

2018

Von Delft, S., Kortmann, S., Gelhard, C. and Pisani, N. (2018) Leveraging global sources of knowledge for business model innovation. Long Range Planning, (Accepted for Publication)

Witthaut, D. and von Delft, S. (2018) New business development - recognizing and establishing new business opportunities. In: Leker, J., Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (eds.) Business Chemistry: How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 195-230. ISBN 9781118858493 (doi:10.1002/9781118858547.ch6)

Leker, J., Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (Eds.) (2018) Business Chemistry: How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry. John Wiley & Sons Inc.: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN 9781118858493

von Delft, S. (2018) Designing and transforming business models. In: Leker, J., Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (eds.) Business Chemistry: How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 231-275. ISBN 9781118858493 (doi:10.1002/9781118858547.ch7)

2016

Gelhard, C., von Delft, S. and Gudergan, S. P. (2016) Heterogeneity in dynamic capability configurations: equifinality and strategic performance. Journal of Business Research, 69(11), pp. 5272-5279. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.124)

Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (2016) The role of organizational capabilities in achieving superior sustainability performance. Journal of Business Research, 69(10), pp. 4632-4642. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.03.053)

Zhao, Y., Morgan-Thomas, A., Von Delft, S. and Buck, T. (2016) Survival Through Digital Innovation: How Digitization Accelerates Business Model Evolution. In: Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Contextualizing Strategic Management in Asia: Institutions, Innovation and Internationalization, Hong Kong, China, 10-12 Dec 2016,

Zhao, Y., Von Delft, S., Morgan-Thomas, A. and Buck, T. (2016) Competitive Dynamics in Business Model Evolution: An Analysis of the Chinese Online Group Buying Industry. In: Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Contextualizing Strategic Management in Asia: Institutions, Innovation and Internationalization, Hong Kong, China, 10-12 Dec 2016,

2015

Utikal, H., Leker, J., von Delft, S., Gelhard, C., Bäumler, M., Herrmann, I., Brandes, H., Woth, J. and Golembiewski, B. (2015) Von den Megatrends zum Geschäftserfolg: Was bedeuten Megatrends für das Management in der chemischen und pharmazeutischen Industrie in Deutschland? Project Report. Provadis Hochschule.

Gelhard, C. and Von Delft, S. (2015) The Role of Strategic and Value Chain Flexibility in Achieving Sustainability Performance: An Empirical Analysis Using Conventional and Consistent PLS. In: 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modeling, Seville, Spain, 16-19 Jun 2015, (Unpublished)

Von Delft, S. and Kortmann, S. (2015) The Impact of Global Knowledge Sourcing and Ambidextrous Capabilities on Business Model Innovation. In: 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Opening Governance, Vancouver, Canada, 7-11 Aug 2015, (Unpublished)

Von Delft, S. (2015) Wachstumschance Geschäftsmodellinnovation. CHEManager(19), p. 4.

2014

Thiel, C., Von Delft, S. and Leker, J. (2014) On the Role of Customer Orientation in Sustainability-Driven Innovations. In: XV ISPIM (International Society of Professional Innovation Management) Conference: Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society, Dublin, Ireland, 8-11 Jun 2014, (Unpublished)

Von Delft, S. and Kortmann, S. (2014) How to Overcome Organizational Inertia against Business Model Innovation. In: Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 Jun 2014, (Unpublished)

2013

von Delft, S. (2013) Inter-industry innovations in terms of electric mobility: should firms take a look outside their industry? Journal of Business Chemistry, 10(2), pp. 67-84.

Von Delft, S. and Kortmann, S. (2013) Neue Geschäftsmodelle – neue Möglichkeiten. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 61(5), pp. 545-547. (doi:10.1002/nadc.201390169)

Von Delft, S. and Leker, J. (2013) The Role of Organizational Learning and Strategic Flexibility in Business Model Innovation: A Capability-perspective. In: 33rd Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society: Strategy and Sustainability, Atlanta, GA, USA, 28 Sep-1 Oct 2013, (Unpublished)

2012

Von Delft, S. and Leker, J. (2012) Technische Revolution und wirtschaftliche Reaktion. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 60(2), pp. 143-146. (doi:10.1002/nadc.201290084)

2011

Von Delft, S. and Leker, J. (2011) Collaborative Innovation in Converging Industries: The Case of Electromobility. In: 4th ISPIM (International Society of Professional Innovation Management) Symposium: Managing Innovation for Sustained Productivity: Creating Advantage and Resilience, Wellington, New Zealand, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2011, (Unpublished)

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Articles

Von Delft, S. and Van Der Veen, G. (2019) Digitalisierung verändert Geschäftsmodelle in der Chemie. CHEManager, 12 Mar.

Von Delft, S. and Van Der Veen, G. M. (2019) Plattformen als Geschäftsmodelle. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 67(3), pp. 32-33. (doi:10.1002/nadc.20194085920)

Von Delft, S., Kortmann, S., Gelhard, C. and Pisani, N. (2018) Leveraging global sources of knowledge for business model innovation. Long Range Planning, (Accepted for Publication)

Gelhard, C., von Delft, S. and Gudergan, S. P. (2016) Heterogeneity in dynamic capability configurations: equifinality and strategic performance. Journal of Business Research, 69(11), pp. 5272-5279. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.124)

Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (2016) The role of organizational capabilities in achieving superior sustainability performance. Journal of Business Research, 69(10), pp. 4632-4642. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.03.053)

Von Delft, S. (2015) Wachstumschance Geschäftsmodellinnovation. CHEManager(19), p. 4.

von Delft, S. (2013) Inter-industry innovations in terms of electric mobility: should firms take a look outside their industry? Journal of Business Chemistry, 10(2), pp. 67-84.

Von Delft, S. and Kortmann, S. (2013) Neue Geschäftsmodelle – neue Möglichkeiten. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 61(5), pp. 545-547. (doi:10.1002/nadc.201390169)

Von Delft, S. and Leker, J. (2012) Technische Revolution und wirtschaftliche Reaktion. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 60(2), pp. 143-146. (doi:10.1002/nadc.201290084)

Book Sections

Witthaut, D. and von Delft, S. (2018) New business development - recognizing and establishing new business opportunities. In: Leker, J., Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (eds.) Business Chemistry: How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 195-230. ISBN 9781118858493 (doi:10.1002/9781118858547.ch6)

von Delft, S. (2018) Designing and transforming business models. In: Leker, J., Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (eds.) Business Chemistry: How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 231-275. ISBN 9781118858493 (doi:10.1002/9781118858547.ch7)

Edited Books

Leker, J., Gelhard, C. and von Delft, S. (Eds.) (2018) Business Chemistry: How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry. John Wiley & Sons Inc.: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN 9781118858493

Research Reports or Papers

Utikal, H., Leker, J., von Delft, S., Gelhard, C., Bäumler, M., Herrmann, I., Brandes, H., Woth, J. and Golembiewski, B. (2015) Von den Megatrends zum Geschäftserfolg: Was bedeuten Megatrends für das Management in der chemischen und pharmazeutischen Industrie in Deutschland? Project Report. Provadis Hochschule.

Conference Proceedings

Zhao, Y., Morgan-Thomas, A., Von Delft, S. and Buck, T. (2016) Survival Through Digital Innovation: How Digitization Accelerates Business Model Evolution. In: Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Contextualizing Strategic Management in Asia: Institutions, Innovation and Internationalization, Hong Kong, China, 10-12 Dec 2016,

Zhao, Y., Von Delft, S., Morgan-Thomas, A. and Buck, T. (2016) Competitive Dynamics in Business Model Evolution: An Analysis of the Chinese Online Group Buying Industry. In: Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Contextualizing Strategic Management in Asia: Institutions, Innovation and Internationalization, Hong Kong, China, 10-12 Dec 2016,

Gelhard, C. and Von Delft, S. (2015) The Role of Strategic and Value Chain Flexibility in Achieving Sustainability Performance: An Empirical Analysis Using Conventional and Consistent PLS. In: 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modeling, Seville, Spain, 16-19 Jun 2015, (Unpublished)

Von Delft, S. and Kortmann, S. (2015) The Impact of Global Knowledge Sourcing and Ambidextrous Capabilities on Business Model Innovation. In: 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Opening Governance, Vancouver, Canada, 7-11 Aug 2015, (Unpublished)

Thiel, C., Von Delft, S. and Leker, J. (2014) On the Role of Customer Orientation in Sustainability-Driven Innovations. In: XV ISPIM (International Society of Professional Innovation Management) Conference: Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society, Dublin, Ireland, 8-11 Jun 2014, (Unpublished)

Von Delft, S. and Kortmann, S. (2014) How to Overcome Organizational Inertia against Business Model Innovation. In: Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 Jun 2014, (Unpublished)

Von Delft, S. and Leker, J. (2013) The Role of Organizational Learning and Strategic Flexibility in Business Model Innovation: A Capability-perspective. In: 33rd Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society: Strategy and Sustainability, Atlanta, GA, USA, 28 Sep-1 Oct 2013, (Unpublished)

Von Delft, S. and Leker, J. (2011) Collaborative Innovation in Converging Industries: The Case of Electromobility. In: 4th ISPIM (International Society of Professional Innovation Management) Symposium: Managing Innovation for Sustained Productivity: Creating Advantage and Resilience, Wellington, New Zealand, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2011, (Unpublished)

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