Wim Vanhaverbeke is Professor Digital Strategy and Innovation at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp. 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 was co-editor with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West of “Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm” (OUP, 2006) and “New frontiers in open innovation” (OUP, 2014). 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 co-editor of The Oxford Open Innovation Handbook – to be published in 2023.
He is editor-in-chief of Technovation and a dedicated digital transformation and innovation ecosystem researcher collaborating with different partners around the globe. His current research focuses on the implications of digital strategies and sustainability requirements for the management of innovation ecosystems. 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 globally operating companies. He consults and organizes workshops for multinationals and technology companies.
In a recent study (JET-M) about 20 years of research on innovation and NPD in TIM journals, he was ranked 3rd in the most published authors list, and 6th in the most cited authors list. He was appointed as member of the Advisory Committee of the Research Center for Technological Innovation of the Tsinghua University.