Adjunct Professor

Affiliation: Former Full Professor, AIT School of Management

Office: SOM Room 236

Country: Germany

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, New Tech-Ventures, Innovation Strategy 

Degrees:Dr. rer pol. in Economics, Freie Universitaet, Berlin (West), 1989; M.A. Economics, 1984 & B.A. Economics, Technische Universitaet, Berlin (West), 1984

Courses: Entrepreneurship & New Ventures, Business Plan for New Venture Growth, Management of Innovation, Disruptive Innovation Strategy, Qualitative Research Methodology



  • Business Model Innovation in Asian Ventures
  • Disruptive Innovation in China and India
  • Social Entrepreneurship  
  • Entrepreneurship Education Models



Academic positions

  • AIT, School of Management: Professor, 2017 – Present; Associate Professor, 1996 – 2016; Dean, 2008 – 2013; MBA Program Coordinator, 1999 – 2001; Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, 1993 – 1996; Coordinator of Scholarship Programs, 1990 – 1992
  • Freie Universitaet Berlin (west), Institute of Economics and International Economic Relations, Junior Lecturer, 1984 – 1987

Editorial positions (past and present)

  • Editorial Board member of Asia Pacific Business Review,
  • Editorial Board member of Business Strategy and the Environment
  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Work Innovation
  • Global Fellow with Inno Global Institute, Korea University 



Recognition & Demonstrated Competence

  • Director/ non-Executive & Board member with M/s Epic Research & Innovations (Pvt.) Ltd. (fully owned by Epic Technology Group), 2016 ongoing.
  • Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award 2012 in Operations and Production Management category by my PhD student Dr Assadej Vanichchinchai for his dissertation “Supply Chain Management, Supply Performance and Total Quality Management: An Organizational Characteristic Analysis”
  • Invited Panel Speaker in the 14th Annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Startup Workshop on “Unleashing Entrepreneurial Potential to Invigorate the Economy” held in Seoul, South Korea invited as speaker on the panel: ‘Sustainable Public Policies for Fostering New Enterprise – Technology Transfer and the Role of Universities’. (2011, March 23-26).

Demonstrated International Competence

  • 1998 – 2004 Six times Visiting Professor at the Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Industrial Management to teach executive and research seminar courses in the Ph.D. Program and International Executive Design Management Program



  • Srivetbodee, S., Igel, B. and Kraisornsuthasinee, S. (2017):  Creating Social Value through Social Enterprise Marketing: Case Studies from Thailand’s Food-Focused Social Entrepreneurs, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Vol.(8 (2),
  • Darawong, Ch. and Igel, B. (2017): “Managing Interpersonal Conflict between Expatriates and Thai Managers through Intercultural Communication – The Moderating Effect of Expatriates’ Culture of Origin”, International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 21, No. 6,
  • Darawong, Ch., Igel, B. and Y. F. Badir (2016): “The impact of communication on conflict between expatriate and local NPD managers of MNC subsidiaries in Thailand: A local perspective”, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Vol. 17 No. 1, March,
  • Sooampon, S. and Igel, B. (2014): The individual’s perceived environment as an antecedent of academic entrepreneurship, Journal of Enterprising Culture, Vol. 22, No. 1
  • Sompong, K., Igel, B. and H.L. Smith (2013): Strategic Alliances a Model of Collaboration for Commercializing Technology, Management Research Review, Vol. 37, No. 6
  • Nuntamanop, P., I. Kauranen and Igel, B. (2013): A New Model of Strategic Thinking Competency, Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol.6, No.3
  • Yamklin, S. And Igel, B. (2012): Communities of Practice Purposefully Designed for Improving Business Performance, Knowledge and Process Management, Vol. 19, No. 4,
  • Darawong, Ch. and Igel, B. (2012): Acculturation of local new product development team members in MNC subsidiaries in Thailand, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Vol.24, No. 3,
  • Adham, Kh A., Kasimin H., Said M. F.and Igel, B. (2011). Functions and Interrelationships of Operating Agencies in Policy Implementation – A Viable System Perspective, Systemic Practice and Action Research, Vol.25, No. 2,
  • Vanichchinchai,  A. and Igel, B. (2011), “The Impact of total quality management on supply chain management and firm’s supply performance”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 49, No. 11
  • Hoang, D. T., Igel, B. and T. Laosirihhongthong (2010): Total Quality Management (TQM) Strategy and Organizational characteristics: Evidence from Recent WTO Member, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Vol. 21,No. 9/10,
  • Vanichchinchai, A. and Igel, B. (2009): Total Quality Management and Supply Chain Management: Similarities and Differences, TQM Journal, EMERALD, Vol.21, No.3,
  • Vanichchinchai, A. and Igel, B. (2009): Total Quality Management and Supply Chain Management: Similarities and Differences, abbreviated version published by EMERALD for dissemination to a wider readership
  • Hoang, D. T., Igel, B. and T. Laosirihhongthong (2006): The Impact of Total Quality Management on Innovation: Findings from a Developing Country, Intl J. of Quality and Reliability Management, Vol. 23, No.9, 
  • Chairakul, T., M. Speece and Igel, B. (2006):  Satisfaction with interpersonal and Internet interactions In Thai corporate banking, Intl J. of  Internet and Enterprise Management, Vol.5, No. 2,
  • Whangthomkum, N., Igel, B. and M. W. Speece (2006): An Empirical Study of the Impact of Absorptive Capacity on Technology Transfer Effectiveness, Intl J. of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Vol. 5, No. 1/ 2
  • Kanjanasanpetch, P. and B. Igel (2005): Key knowledge for successful Enterprise Resource Planning implementation, Intl J. of Learning and Intellectual Capital, Vol. 2, No. 4,
  • Numprasertchai, S. and Igel, B. (2005): Managing Knowledge through Collaboration: Multiple case studies of Managing Research in University Laboratories in Thailand, Technovation, Science@Direct,  Vol. 25, No. 10,
  • Ruokolainen, J. and Igel, B. (2004): The Factors of Making the First Successful Customer Reference to Leverage the Business of Start-up Software Companies – multiple case study in the Thai software industry, Technovation, Vol. 24, 9,
  • Numprasertchai, S. and  Igel, B. (2004): Managing knowledge in new product and service development: A new management approach for innovative research organisations” Intl J. of Technology  Management, Vol. 28 No.7/8, 
  • Igel, B. and S. Numprasertchai (2004): Managing Knowledge for Innovation- Multiple Case Studies in Science-based R&D in Thailand, Innovation: management, policy & practice, Queensland, Australia, Vol. 6, No. 3
  • Igel, B. and Zhang Wei (2002): A Framework to Analyse the Competence to Innovate Complex Product Systems in the Stored Program Control Switchboard Industry, Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management,   Vol. 2 (6),
  • Gunawan, Igel, B. and K. Ramanathan (2002): Innovation Networks in a Complex Product System Project – The Case of ISDN project in Indonesia, Innovation and Strategy, Intl. J. of Technology Management, INDERSCIENCE, Vol. 24 (5/6)
  • Wei, Zhang and Igel, B. (2001): Managing the Product Development of China’s SPC Switch Industry as an Example of CoPS, Technovation, Vol. 21(6),
  • Igel, B. and N. Islam (2001): Strategies for Service and Market Development of Entrepreneurial Software Designing Firms,  Technovation, Vol. 21(3), 157-166,
  • Speece, M.W. and Igel, B. (2000): Ethnic Change in Marketing Channels: Chinese Middlemen in Thailand, Journal of Asian Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, Vol. 16 (1),
  • Kauranen, I.  and Igel, B. (1999):  Solar Bronze (Thailand) Co. Ltd, Case Study, Asian Case Research Journal, WILEY, Vol. 3,
  • Igel, B. and H. Srinivas (1996): The Co-option of Low-income Borrowers  by Informal Credit Suppliers: A Credit Delivery Model for Squatter Housing, Third World Planning Review, Liverpool Univ. Press, UK Vol.18 (3), August,