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Research Topic

Engaging with Crises: Organizing Risk and Action

Research Summary

Philipp Lutz’s research aims to extend our understanding of crises, their emergence, development, and strategies for their mitigation. His interdisciplinary research explores how organisations organise their capacity and organise for capacity to engage with crises. Philipp studies the tactics and actions in the midst of crises, and the management of temporal dynamics, strategic uncertainties, and emerging risks during and following crises.


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Philipp Lutz is a doctoral researcher in the Accounting & Finance Group. He entered the programme in September 2019 and is fully funded by the University of Edinburgh Business School Scholarship. Philipp currently also teaches undergraduate level courses within the field of Accounting and Finance.

Prior to beginning his doctoral work, Philipp completed an MSc (Finance) at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, and a BSc (Business Administration) at Long Island University, New York, USA. His field work experience includes research on complex multi-stakeholder environments and the involvement in an international research project in peri-urban slums in Kisumu, Kenya.

Philipp gained professional experience working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (2015–2019) and is involved in voluntary work in Germany, Scotland, and Kenya.

Education and Qualifications

Institute Degree/Qualification Year
University of Edinburgh Master of Science in Finance (Distinction) 2017–2018
Long Island University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 2012–2015