Wim Vanhaverbeke

Vanhaverbeke Professor of Strategy & Organization at the Hasselt University (Belgium) in the Department of Business Studies; Visiting professor “Open innovation” at ESADE (Spain) and the Vlerick Leuven Gent School of Management (Belgium)

Wim Vanhaverbeke studied philosophy and economics at the Catholic University of Leuven and obtained a DBA at the IESE-business school in Barcelona in 1995. He is currently Professor Strategy & Organisation at the Hasselt University (Belgium) in the Department of Business Studies and is appointed as visiting professor “Open innovation” at ESADE (Spain) and the National University of Singapore.

He published in international journals as Organization Science and Organization Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Management Studies, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, and Strategic Organization. He is co-editor (with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West) of “Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm”, a new book about the research challenges related to Open Innovation (Oxford University Press 2006; paperback in 2008). A new volume is expected to be on the market late 2013.​

He is a dedicated open and collaborative innovation researcher cooperating with different partners in universities and companies around the globe. He established the European Innovation Forum with Henry Chesbrough in 2012. He is a frequently asked speaker at leading international conferences and an adviser for several globally operating companies.