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Dr. S.N. (Siri) Boe-Lillegraven

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Strategy & International Business
Photographer: Private

Visiting address
  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
Postal address
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile


    • Assistant professor, Strategy
    • Faculty diversity officer, UvA Economics and Business


    Research programme

    Strategy and international business


    Research interests

    • Strategy in the context of seemingly conflicting goals (e.g. explore/exploit, economic/social/environmental, collaborate/compete) and identities
    • How practitioners, and especially non-executives, accomplish strategy in practice
    • Inter-firm collaboration relevant for addressing large societal challenges 
    • The future and strategy work (e.g. technology foresight, scenarios, trend analysis)
    • Emotions, cognition, and strategy

    Dissertation title

    How non-execitives impact firm-level strategic outcomes: A micro-foundational approach


    Network activities

    Strategic Foresight Research Network 


    International research experience


    Industry experience

    • Start-up development, incubator (science park)
    • Communications (management consulting)
    • Journalism, editorial work (news industry)
  • Teaching

    Currently at Amsterdam Business School 

    • Theories of Strategy* (executive master program)
    • Purpose-driven Strategy (executive MBA and the full-time Amsterdam MBA)
    • Master thesis supervision (strategy tracks of the executive master program and the master of business administration)
    • PhD supervision

    Previously at Amsterdam Business School

    • Strategy and Organisation* (executive pre-master program)
    • Thesis proposal (executive master program)

    * course coordinator

    Previously at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Denmark

    • Strategy and business development (Msc, MBA)
    • Strategy workshops (Bachelor)
    • Corporate Foresight (MBA)
    • Business Negotiations (Msc)
    • Thesis Supervision (bachelor and master level)

    Published teaching cases

    Rohrbeck, R. and Boe-Lillegraven, S. (2017). Corporate Foresight at Cisco: Introduction of the Technology Radar. The Case Centre

    Rohrbeck, R., Boe-Lillegraven, S., & Scheel, C. (2013). Schwarz Shipyards: How a Medium Sized Enterprise Struggles to Survive Disruptive Industry Change. The Case Centre

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have an idea about co-developing a teaching case 

  • Practitioner-oriented workshops or masterclasses

    Past activities for practitioners and industry partners

    • Strategic foresight for business model innovation 
    • Collaborative trend analysis and scenario building
    • Introduction to technology scouting
    • Introduction to stakeholder management
    • Business negotiations with internal and external partners
    • Introduction to innovation
  • Publications



    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. (2019). Transferring Routines Across Multiple Boundaries: A Flexible Approach. In M. S. Feldman, L. D'Adderio, K. Dittrich, & P. Jarzabkowski (Eds.), Routine Dynamics in Action: Replication and Transformation (pp. 31-53). (Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Vol. 61). Bingley: Emerald. [details]


    • Boe-Lillegraven, S., & Monterde, S. (2015). Exploring the cognitive value of technology foresight: The case of the Cisco Technology Radar. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 101, 62-82.






    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. N., Shobha, M., Moitra, R., & Quintelier, K. (2021). What happens to diversity when education goes to business school? Professional identity tensions and their impact on categories of difference: Sub-theme 09: [SWG] Unpacking Paradoxical Nestedness across Level of Analysis. Paper presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium, Amsterdam 2021.
    • Quintelier, K., Boe-Lillegraven, S. N., Moitra, R., & Shobha, M. (2021). Including all sentient beings: A care approach to create value for non-human animals: Sub-theme 56: Organizing for a Living Earth: Beyond Human-centered Analyses of Organization and Management. Paper presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium, Amsterdam 2021.
    • Vishwanathan, P., & Boe-Lillegraven, S. N. (2021). Flexibility Strikes a Balance: How Managers Deal with Stakeholders in Practice.


    • Vishwanathan, P., & Boe-Lillegraven, S. N. (2020). Unpacking the Balancing of Stakeholder Demands: Learning from Executives in Dual Objective Organizations. Paper presented at GRONEN Conference 2020, Lisbon, Portugal.


    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. N. (2018). Competitors as stakeholders: How implicit aspirations and collaboration costs impact the process and outcomes of multi-partner coopetition. Paper presented at Summer Seminar in Stakeholder Theory, Charlottesville, United States.
    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. N., & Bidmon, C. (2018). Ambidexterity, Cognitive Strain and Emotional Labor: Furthering our Understanding of the Costs of Attentional Switching. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Paris, France.


    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. (2021). Appreciation Award.
    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. (2021). EPMS lecturer trophy/best lecturer award (strategy track).
    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. (2020). EPMS lecturer trophy/best lecturer award (strategy track)..

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. (speaker) (22-5-2021). Covid-19 and the search for meaning in new spaces, 2nd International multidisciplinary conference on Education, employability and excellence, Mumbai.
    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. (speaker) (16-7-2020). After the PhD: Career paths and hiring strategies, PhD consortium at the Gronen conference 2020, Lisbon.


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  • Ancillary activities
    • No ancillary activities