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Annabelle Gawer honored at the Vienna Strategy Summit

IMD Visiting Professor Annabelle Gawer was recognized with the 2024 Theory-to-Practice Strategy Award.

We are delighted to share that IMD Visiting Professor Annabelle Gawer is the recipient of the 2024 Theory-to-Practice Strategy Award at the Vienna Strategy Summit.

“I am absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award,” said Gawer. “This recognition from industry is especially gratifying because my ambition has always been to develop ideas that resonate with practice. It is through deep engagement with business and governments that I have been able to develop simple but powerful ideas and actionable frameworks on digital platforms and connected ecosystems. Seeing my 20-year-long research being recognized as impactful is both meaningful and encouraging for future work to come.”

Gawer was the award committee’s first choice among notable experts for her groundbreaking work on platform strategies and outstanding achievements in transferring strategic thinking from academia to the business community.

The award recognizes a distinguished scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of strategy and innovation by providing thorough and fresh perspectives. Its purpose is to bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and practical application in strategic management, fostering the exchange of conceptual ideas within the business community.

The Vienna Strategy Summit serves as a platform for strategic management and innovation, uniting senior executives and entrepreneurs from Austria and Germany with academic thought leaders.