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 was co-editor with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West of the books “Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm” (OUP, 2006) and “New frontiers in open innovation” (OUP, 2014). He is a dedicated open innovation researcher collaborating with different partners in universities and companies around the globe. His current research is focusing on open innovation in SMEs, innovation ecosystems and on the implementation of open innovation practices. He is a dedicated open and collaborative innovation researcher cooperating with different partners in universities and companies around the globe. He was recently recognized by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management during the period 2008-2012.
He established the European Innovation Forum (video) with Henry Chesbrough in 2012. He is a frequently asked inspriring speaker at leading international conferences and an adviser for several globally operating companies. He has been a keynote speaker at more than 200 conferences around the globe during the last decade.