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Prof. Mikkel Draebye

SDA Bocconi Professor of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management

Degree in Political Science, Aarhus University, DK, 1990
Doctoral Degree, “Carlo Cattaneo” University, Castellanza, Varese, Italy, 2011
Msc in Political Scienze, Aarhus University, DK, 1992
MBA, SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy, 1994

Curriculum Vitae

Mikkel holds a BA and MSc from the University of Aarhus (DK), and MBA from SDA Bocconi (IT) and a PhD from Carlo Cattaneo LIUC University (IT). Mikkel has received formal training in the area of teaching, strategy and entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School (US), IMD (CH), Babson College (US) and Syracuse University (US)

Mikkel teaches an average of 60 course days per year in around 20 different executive and master courses, mainly in the area of entrepreneurship & Innovation, strategy and business planning. Mikkel is currently doing research into the area of Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation, but comments and blog on other academic themes as well such as Start-Up Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, Strategic Management, Sports Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Non-Market Strategies and Business Ethics.

Mikkel’s institutional responsibilities in Bocconi include coordinating and tutoring the MBA Entrepreneurial Projects and selecting, advising and tutoring Start-Ups in Bocconi’s SpeedMiUp incubator. Since 1999 Mikkel has advised and tutored more than 200 start-ups.

Mikkel is frequently involved as a visiting professor, expert and guest-speaker in courses, seminars and events involving Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Sports Management, Business and Strategic Planning. Institutions inviting Mikkel includes: Barilla (IT), Edison (IT), Enel Green Power (IT), Whirlpool Europe (IT), Gruppo Unicredito (IT), Confindustria (IT), UEFA (CH), CIES (CH), Rotterdam School of Management (NL), Nyenrode University (NL), Chulalongkorn University (TH), Fudan Shanghai University (CHN), and  Nordakademie (DE)

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management in Sports Organizations



  • Draebye, M: “Strategic Management of Football Organisations” in Football Management, UEFA 2014
  • Draebye, M and Raju, PN: “Strategic Management of Sports Governing Bodies”, Greyhouse Knowledge 2012
  • Draebye, M: “Strategic Management of Football Organisations” in Football Management, UEFA 2012
  • “Electronic Publishing: A New Challenge for Small and Medium Sized Publishers”, European Commission, Luxembourg 2000, ISBN 92-828-7411-7 (Draebye, M (Ed.), Dubini, P, Ruffino, M)


  • Draebye, M: “ Return of the Entrepreneur – Towards a better corporate entrepreneurship definition and taxanomy”, Economia & Management, Forthcomming
  • Mohanish & Draebye: “TW Steel” – A Start-up Case History. SDA Bocconi, 2014″

Other Relevant Information

For any additional information please visit http://www.sdabocconi.it/en/faculty/draebye-mikkel

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