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Philip Meissner is the Chair of Strategic Management and Decision Making at ESCP Europe. Also, he serves as Academic Director of ESCP Europe’s Master in Strategy and Digital Business as well the Executive Education Programme “Driving Digital Transformation”. Professor Meissner holds an MBA and a Ph.D. from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

Apart from numerous articles in Harvard Business manager and McKinsey Quarterly, Professor Meissner is the author of the book “Decision-Making is Easy”, which describes a framework for making important strategic decisions. His research and writing combine the domains of strategy, technology and psychology. They focus on identifying methods for improving decision making processes and the integration of technologies like AI in the strategy process of organizations. This research involves cooperations with McKinsey & Company as well as Bain & Company.

Philip Meissner frequently delivers key notes on decision making and advises companies and governments on future trends, digital transformation and improving strategic decisions.

One major theme of this work is management and technology in China. Together with Roland Berger, he organizes the “China Tech” event series. In addition, he collaborates with Fudan University on intercultural research on decision making.

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MEISSNER, P., SCHUBERT, M. and T. WULF (2018), Determinants of group-level overconfidence in teams: A quasi-experimental investigation of diversity and tenure, LONG RANGE PLANNING.
HÖNL, A., MEISSNER, P. and T. WULF (2017), Risk Attribution Theory: A Conceptualization of Individual Risk Behavior, JOURNAL OF BEHAVIROAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS, 67, 20-27.
MEISSNER, P. and T. WULF (2016), The Effect of Cognitive Diversity on the Illusion of Control Bias in Strategic Decisions, EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 35 (4), 430-439.
MEISSNER, P., BRANDS, C. and T. WULF (2015), Quantifying Blind Spot and Weak Signals in Executive Judgment, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING, 33 (1), 244-253.
MEISSNER, P. and T. WULF (2015), The Development of Strategy Scenarios Based on Prospective HIndsight: An Approach to Strategic Decision Making, JOURNAL OF STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT, 8 (2), 176-190.
MEISSNER, P. and T. WULF (2014), Debiasing Illusion of Control in Individual Judgment, REVIEW OF MANAGERIAL SCIENCE, 10 (2), 245-263.
MEISSNER, P. (2014), A Process-based Perspective on Strategic Planning: The Role of Alternative Generation and Information Integration, BUSINESS RESEARCH, 7 (1), 105-124.
MEISSNER, P. and T. WULF (2013), Antecedents and Effects of Decision Comprehensiveness: The Role of Decision Quality and Perceived Uncertainty, EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 32 (4), 625-635.
MEISSNER, P. and T. WULF (2013), Cognitive Benefits of Scenario Planning: Its Impact on Biases and Decision Quality, TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGES, 80 (4), 801-814.
ZÜLCH, H., DETZEN, D., WÜNSCH, M., WULF, T. and P. MEISSNER (2013), The Benefits of Pre-Deal Purchasing Price Allocation for Acquisition Decisions: An Exploratory Analysis, PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES IN MANAGEMENT, Vol. 11, issue 1, pp. 59-68.

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