Phebo Wibbens is a PhD student in Management, subfield Strategy, at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In his research, he applies formal and empirical techniques from areas such as finance, economics, computing science and statisitcs to better understand how companies create and appropriate value through their competitive advantage. Nicolaj Siggelkow is his advisor.
Before joining Wharton, Phebo has worked for 8 years at Bain & Company, first as a consultant and more recently leading the research team in the Global Strategy Practice. He is co-author of the Dutch management book Toonaangevend ('Setting the Tone'), about why organizations such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra have been able to stay iconic for more than a century. Phebo holds M.Sc. degrees (cum laude) in both Physics and Mathematics from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He lives with his wife and three children in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA.