Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm
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Last updated December 19, 2005

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Henry Chesbrough

Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Chesbrough is Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on managing technology and innovation. His book Open Innovation was named the best book on innovation in 2003 on NPR’s All Things Considered. Scientific American magazine named him one of the top 50 technology and business leaders for 2003. His academic work has been published in Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research-Technology Management, Business History Review, and the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. More managerial work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and California Management Review.


Stuart J.H. Graham

College of Management
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Graham is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Graham conducts research on the management of innovation and technology, intellectual property strategies, and the legal environment of business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds advanced degrees in Law (JD), Business (MBA, MS), and Geographical Information Systems (MA). An attorney licensed to practice in New York State, he is a member of the American Bar Association, and has conducted his research under grants provided by the National Academies of Science and the OECD, among others.


Jukka-Pekka Salmenkaita

Nokia Multimedia

Dr. Salmenkaita is Senior Business Development Manager at Nokia Multimedia. He received a Doctor of Science in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology in 2004. His research interests include analysis of innovation policy instruments and management of innovation processes in open systems. His professional interest is to apply these in the context of systemic technologies and complex organizations.


Jens Frøslev Christensen

Copenhagen Business School

Dr. Christensen is professor in Management of Innovation at Department of Industrial Dynamics and Strategy at Copenhagen Business School. His research interests focus on issues in management of innovation, especially as related to the relationship between large companies and small technology-based firms, and on new tendencies in the industrial dynamics of sectors such as consumer electronics, Internet services and IT security. He has published numerous books, the latest being The Industrial Dynamics of the New Digital Economy with Peter Maskell (Edward Elgar, 2003) and articles in journals such as Industrial and Corporate Change, Managerial and Decision Economics and Research Policy.


Thomas Keil

Schulich School of Business
York University

Dr. Keil is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Policy at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada. His main research interests focus on corporate venturing, mergers and acquisitions, and technological standards in technology intensive industries. His work has been published in journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Telecommunications Policy, Technovation, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, and Computers in Industry and has won several awards. He consults in the areas of strategic management, technology strategy and innovation and is active in executive education.


Caroline Simard

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University

Dr. Simard is a researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Business with the Stanford Project on the Evolution of Nonprofits. Her research interests include social networks and the circulation of ideas and knowledge, corporate and nonprofit management, regional clusters, and new media. Caroline holds a Ph.D. from Stanford's Department of Communication. She is currently working on extending her dissertation, which investigated the role of inter-organizational networks in the creation and evolution of a regional cluster in wireless communication.


Myriam Cloodt

Department of Technology Management
Eindhoven University of Technology

Dr. Cloodt is a post-doctoral researcher in the field of International Business and Strategy, within the Organisation Science and Marketing group of the Department of Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research interests include international business and strategic management with a focus on open innovation and technological change, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and network analytical methods. She received her Ph.D. from the Maastricht research school of Economics of Technology and Organizations (METEOR) at the University of Maastricht.


Markku Maula

Institute of Strategy and International Business
Helsinki University of Technology

Dr. Maula is Professor of Venture Capital at the Institute of Strategy and International Business at Helsinki University of Technology. He graduated with a Doctor of Science in Technology (with distinction) from Helsinki University of Technology in 2001. He has received several international awards for outstanding scholarship including the Heizer Award from Academy of Management for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of new enterprise development. His research has been published in leading entrepreneurship journals. In addition to his research and teaching roles, He has acted as an advisor to firms and government agencies in issues related to venture capital, corporate venturing, and innovation policy.


Tim Simcoe

Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

Dr. Simcoe is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His current research focuses on the political economy of compatibility standards as well as their impact on economic and technological change. Tim earned his M.A. in Economics and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant in the economic and information technology practices of Ernst & Young LLP, and as a research assistant for the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers.


Kira Fabrizio

Goizueta Business School
Emory University

Dr. Fabrizio is an Assistant Professor in the Organization and Management group at Goizueta Business School at Emory University. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Professor Fabrizio’s research examines technology transfer and knowledge management and the university-industry boundary with implications for industrial innovation.


David Mowery

Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Mowery is the William A. & Betty H. Hasler Professor of New Enterprise Development at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is the author, editor, or (co)editor of numerous research volumes on technology and innovation, including The Oxford Handbook of Innovation (Oxford, 2004), Ivory Tower and Industrial Innovation (Stanford, 2004), The Sources of Industrial Leadership (Cambridge, 1999), Paths of Innovation (Cambridge, 1998), The International Computer Software Industry (Oxford, 1996) and Technology and the Wealth of Nations (Stanford, 1992). He holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.


Wim Vanhaverbeke

Hasselt University
and Eindhoven University of Technology

Dr. Vanhaverbeke is Professor of Strategy and Organisation at the Hasselt University in Belgium, as well as a Research Fellow at the Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Professor Vanhaverbeke is currently working on research about external sourcing of technological capabilities, alliance networks and alliance management. He has published in international journals such as Organization Science and Organization Studies. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management and the International Journal ofTechnology Marketing.


Scott Gallagher

College of Business
James Madison University

Dr. Gallagher is an Assistant Professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His work on strategy and innovation has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Journal of Business Strategy. He earned his Ph.D. in organization management from Rutgers University in 2000.


Gina Colarelli O’Connor

Lally School of Management and Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. O’Connor is Associate Professor in the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Academic Director of the Radical Innovation Research Program. Dr. O’Connor earned her Ph.D. in Marketing and Corporate Strategy at New York University in 1990. Prior to that time, she worked for McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Professor O’Connor’s teaching and research efforts focus on how large established firms link advanced technology development to market opportunities, and how they create new markets. She has published more than 25 articles in refereed journals and is co-author of the book Radical Innovation: How Mature Firms Can Outsmart Upstarts (Harvard Business School Press, 2000).


Joel West

College of Business
San José State University

Dr. West is Associate Professor of Technology Management at the College of Business, San José State University. His research focuses on ICT industries, where he has studied how firms achieve proprietary gains from open intellectual property strategies in open source software, open standards and open innovation. Such work is part of a broader research agenda on the recognition and realization of new business in technology-driven industries. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine and an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; in between, he worked as a software engineer, manager and entrepreneur.