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Rene Rohrbeck

Professor and Foresight, Innovation and Transformation Chair Director

Main contributions

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (2022), Asian Development Bank (2020), Technological Forecasting & Social Change (2020), Futures & Foresight Science (2020), Journal of Business Models (2019), Technology Innovation Management Review (2019), R&D Management (2009 ; 2010), Business and Organizational Excellence (2009), Technology Analysis & Strategic Management (2009 ; 2018), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (2011 ; 2012 ; 2013 ; 2015 ; 2017 ; 2018 ; 2020), Futures (2011), International Journal of Technology Management (2013), Journal of Futures Studies (2017)

Discipline: Management Stratégique
Faculty: Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Operations
Expertise: Industries: Automobile, Information and Communication Technology, Energy, Food - Topic: Transformation, Strategy, Innovation, Future Trends, Future Mobility, Future Energy


René Rohrbeck is a Professor of Strategy and director of the chair on Foresight, Innovation and Transformation at the EDHEC Business School, France. He holds a doctorate from the Technical University Berlin. In his main research field Corporate Foresight he is an internationally recognized thought leader and award winner. In his research, he develops methods for participatory foresight, and scenario-based strategizing and conducts regular benchmarking studies on the Future FITness of organizations. René Rohrbeck has developed a portfolio of Executive Education courses on strategic foresight, which he has delivered around the world, both as open programs and customized courses for individual organizations. He teaches Strategy, Strategic Foresight, and Business Model Innovation in different MBA programs.

Publications of Rene Rohrbeck

02.11.2023 - EDHEC publication

The future of medicine: what does 50-year forecast look like?

Rene Rohrbeck, Ignat Kulkov, Ahmed Khwaja, Heikki Karjaluoto, Joel Mero, Julia Kulkova, Shasha Lu

EDHEC Chair for Foresight, Innovation & Transformation, EDHEC VOX, November 2023

01.11.2023 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Stand-alone or run together: artificial intelligence as an enabler for other technologies

Ignat Kulkov, Daniele Leone, Rene Rohrbeck, Loick Menvielle, Kulkova Julia

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Volume 2023, November 2023, Pages 1 - 24

06.10.2023 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Artificial intelligence - driven sustainable development: Examining organizational, technical, and processing approaches to achieving global goals

Ignat Kulkov, Kulkova Julia, Rene Rohrbeck, Loick Menvielle, Valtteri Kaartemo, Hannu Makkonen

Sustainable Development, Volume 32, October 2023, Pages 2253 - 2267

03.04.2023 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

How to anchor design thinking in the future: Empirical evidence on the usage of strategic foresight in design thinking projects

Jan Oliver Schwarz, Wach Bernhard, Rene Rohrbeck

Futures, Volume 149, April 2023, Pages 1 - 10

01.04.2023 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Technology entrepreneurship in healthcare: Challenges and opportunities for value creation

Ignat Kulkov, Maria Ivanova-Gongne, Alberto Bertello, Hannu Makkonen, Julia Kulkova, Rene Rohrbeck, Alberto Ferraris

Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, Volume 8, April 2023, Pages 1 - 9

Derniers articles EDHEC Vox


The future of medicine: what does 50-year forecast look like?

  • Rene Rohrbeck , Professor and Foresight, Innovation and Transformation Chair Director
  • Ignat Kulkov , Mälardalen University

Air travel will never be the same

  • Rene Rohrbeck , Professor and Foresight, Innovation and Transformation Chair Director