Entrepreneurship and innovation | Faculty Expertise

Entrepreneurship and Innovation | Faculty Expertise

Faculty | Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This is a photo of Prof. Francis Bidault, ESMT.

Francis Bidault

Professor Emeritus

This is a photo of Christoph Burger, ESMT Faculty Professional and Managing Director of ESMT CS.

Christoph Burger

Senior Lecturer and Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education

This is a photo of Prof. Gianluca Carnabuci, ESMT Berlin.

Gianluca Carnabuci

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

This is a photo of Prof. Linus Dahlander, ESMT.

Linus Dahlander

Associate Professor of Strategy

This is a photo of Annie Faulkner, ESMT

Annie Faulkner

Program Director

Nora Grasselli

Nora Grasselli

Program Director

This is a photo of Karin Häring, Program Director, ESMT.

Karin Häring

Program Director

This is a photo of Dr. Benjamin Quaiser, Program Director, ESMT.

Benjamin Quaiser

Program Director

Henry Sauermann

Associate Professor of Strategy and POK Pühringer PS Chair in Entrepreneurship

Ulf Schäfer

Program Director

This is a photo fo Bianca Schmitz, Program Director, ESMT.

Bianca Schmitz

Program Director

This is a photo of Prof. Stefan Wagner.

Stefan Wagner

Associate Professor of Strategy

Jens Weinmann

Program Director

Selected Research | Entrepreneurship and Innovation


One foot in, one foot out: How does individuals’ external search breadth affect innovation outcomes?
Strategic Management Journal 37(2): 280–302
Linus Dahlander, Siobhan O'Mahony, David Gann (2016)

The “variance hypothesis” predicts that external search breadth leads to innovation outcomes. But people have limited attention for search and cultivating breadth consumes attention. How does individuals' search breadth affect innovation outcomes? How does individuals' allocation of attention affect the efficacy of search breadth?

What do patent-based measures tell us about product commercialization? Evidence from the pharmaceutical industry
Research Policy 45(5): 1091–1102
Stefan Wagner, Simon Wakeman (2016)

Patent-based measures are frequently used as indicators in empirical research on innovation and technological change. Currently, there is little evidence as to what extent patent-based indicators relate to product market outcomes. Using a unique dataset that links outcomes from product commercialization in the pharmaceutical industry with detailed patent data, we relate patent-based indicators that capture either an invention’s value or the uncertainty surrounding the patenting process to the outcomes of the product development process.

Innovation performance of the US American and European electricity supply industry
Energy Policy 86: 351–359
Christoph Burger, Jens Weinmann (2015)

Using a production function approach based on Cobb–Douglas, this analysis relates R&D efforts of 32 electric utilities on both sides of the Atlantic to their performance in terms of labor productivity. We find that higher R&D levels generally have a positive impact on revenues. However, only in the sub-sample of 16 electricity suppliers in Europe is this effect significant.

Improving digital innovation in large enterprise: Strengthening e-leadership at C-level
The European Business Review January/February: 15–19
Joe Peppard, Simon Robinson, Tobias Hüsing (2015)

If your company doesn’t want to miss out on the new opportunities IT offers for business innovation, you need people at C-level with a challenging combination of competencies: they have to be digitally literate, business aware and be able to engage in conversations together about digital and the possibilities for transformation. New data from a European survey shows that the bigger enterprises are finding it particularly difficult to get this “e-leadership” mix in place.