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Wim Vanhaverbeke is Professor Digital Strategy and Innovation at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp. His current research focuses​​ on ​the implications of ​​digital strategies​ and management challenges of innovation ecosystems in healthcare, agriculture and energy. He published in different international journals such as Organization Science, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, California Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Technovation, etc. He is co-editor with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West of “Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm” (OUP, 2006), “New frontiers in open innovation” (OUP, 2014) and “The Oxford Handbook of Open Innovation” (OUP 2023). He published a management book “Managing open innovation in SMEs”  (CUP – 2017) and an academic volume “Researching open innovation in SMEs” (World Scientific Press - 2018). 

He is editor-in-chief of Technovation and a dedicated digital transformation and innovation ecosystem researcher collaborating with different partners around the globe. He established the European Innovation Forum with Henry Chesbrough in 2012 and is co-organizer of the World Open Innovation Conference 2016. He is a frequently asked speaker at leading international conferences and an adviser for several large companies. He consults and organizes workshops for both large incumbents as well as for technology start-ups. 

His contributions to the academic community have been acknowledged with his inclusion in the World Top 100 Scientists 2024 list (Business Management / Business Administration) of the AD Scientific Index.

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