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Henry Chesbrough & Wim Vanhaverbeke
Esade Professor, I.S. Mgmt. & Visiting Professor, Open Innovation Mgmt, National Uni. of Singapore

Henry Chesbrough
Professor Chesbrough holds a PhD in Business Administration from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Yale University.

He is currently Professor at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation, which focuses on research and teaching related with the impact of globally distributed knowledge on growth, strategy and industrial innovation. In 2009-2010 he was appointed Visiting Professor at ESADE Business School.

From 1997 to 2003 he held the post of Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the area of Technology and Operations Management and in Entrepreneurial Management.

Professor Chesbrough is responsible for coining the term 'Open Innovation'. He has worked in various Fortune 500 companies in fields related to: mass storage; application software; network and communications; information services. He is also an expert in after-sales services, support to the copy industry and the impact of Internet on the insurance industry.

His latest publications include: Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology Models (HBS Press, 2003), which won the 2003 Best Business Book Award from Strategy & Business Magazine; Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape (HBS Press, 2006), recognised as one of the top-ten books on innovation by Business Week Magazine; and Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford, 2006).

Wim Vanhaverbeke
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. Currently he is 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 Vlerick Leuven Gent School of Mangement (Belgium).

Current research areas are: alliances and acquisition of external technological capabilities; Alliance management; New business development and corporate venturing.

He teaches Strategy, Innovation Management, Corporate Venturing & new business development, and International Management. He published in international journals as Organization Science and Organization Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing 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 te Open Innovation (Oxford University Press 2006; paperback in 2008; Japanese translation 2008). He is currently in the process of writing a book entitled "Management and organization of Open Innovation". He is extending research about open innovation and open business models by by doing joint research with different universities and companies around the globe. He is Diector of Exnovate, a recently established Network of Excellence on innovating using technology from external sources; The Network connects companies, the academic world and public authorities interested in the management and organization of open and collaborative innovation.

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