BA, Economics, Yale University, Summa Cum Laude
MBA, Stanford University, with Highest Honors
PhD, Business Administration and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
At Haas since 2003
2005 - present, Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business
2003 - present, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business
1997 - 2003, Assistant Professor and Class of 1961 Fellow, Harvard Business School
1983 - 1995, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and other product marketing positions, Plus Development Corporation, an entrepreneurial subsidiary of Quantum Corporation
External Service and Assignments
- Member, Editorial Board, Research Policy and California Management Review
- Academy of Management - BPS, OMT, TIM Divisions
- Ad hoc reviewer, California Management Review, Research Policy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Industrial and Corporate Change
- Board member, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management
Current Research and Interests
- Organizing, structuring, and managing internal and external research and development
- Technology-based spinoffs and corporate venture capital
- Managing intellectual property
- Comparative industry evolution in high-technology industries between the US, Japan, and Western Europe
Selected Papers and Publications
- "Hierarchical Segmentation of R&D Process and Intellectual Property Protection: Evidence from Mulitnational R&D Laboratories in China," with Xiaohong Quan. IEE Transactions on Engineering Management 57, no. 1 (2010): 9-21.
- "Understanding the Advantages of Open Innovation Practices in Corporate Venturing in Terms of Real Options," with Wim Vanhaverbeke and Vareska Van de Vrande. Creativity and Innovation Management 17, no. 4 (2008): 251-258.
- "Open R&D and open innovation: exploring the phenomenon," with Oliver Gassmann and Ellen Enkel. R&D Management 39, no. 4 (September 2009): 311-316.
- Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape. Harvard Business School Press, 2006.
- Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology. Harvard Business School Press, 2003.
- “Environmental Influences upon Firm Entry into New Sub-Markets: Evidence from the Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Industry." Research Policy 32, no. 4 (2003): 659-678.
- "The Differing Organizational Impact of Technological Change: A Comparative Theory of National Institutional Factors." Industrial and Corporate Change 8, no. 3 (1999): 447-485.
- Managing Innovation, MBA 290I
- Introduction to the Management of Technology, MBA 290A
- Innovation in Services and Business Models, MBA 290T
Honors and Awards
- Honoris Causa Doctorate from Universitat de Vic, 2014
- Leading Through Innovation Award, 2009
- Book Open Business Models named one of Top Ten Books on Innovation by BusinessWeek magazine, 2006
- Named as one of the Scientific American Top 50 Business and Technology leaders for 2003
- Book Open Innovation named Best Business Book on Innovation by Strategy and Business magazine in 2003
- Received NEDO/METI scholarship for research on spin-offs, March, 2003
- Appointed Sasakawa Foundation Research Fellow, Haas School of Business, January 2002, and January 2003
- Appointed Class of 1961 Fellow, Harvard Business School, 1999
- Awarded Robert Noyce Memorial Fellowship in Industrial Competitiveness from the Intel Foundation, 1995-1997
- Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley, May, 1996
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