With the annual sponsoring of a guest professor position at the University of Innsbruck / Departement for Strategic Management, Marketing & Tourism, IMP develops a continuous and long-term exchange with internationally recognized scientists from the most highly regarded universities.
PROF. KARIM R. LAKHANI | HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
In 2011 Prof. Lakhani (Harvard Business School) was here in Innsbruck and gave a lecture on "Accessing the Ideas Cloud: The Open Innovation Opportunity".
Karim R. Lakhani is an assistant professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. He specializes in the management of technological innovation in firms and communities. His research is on distributed innovation systems and the movement of innovative activity to the edges of organizations and into communities. He has extensively studied the emergence of open source software communities and their unique innovation and product development strategies. He has also investigated how critical knowledge from outside of the organization can be accessed through innovation contests. He is the principal investigator and director of the Harvard-NASA Tournament Laboratory, which aims to systematize the use of innovation tournaments for the space agency.
Karim was awarded his Ph.D. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. The Peter Pribila Siftung and the Technical University of Munich awarded him the inaugural Research Excellence Award (2008) for his contributions to the innovation research. Prior to coming to HBS he served as a Lecturer in the Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship group at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Karim has also professional experience at General Electric and The Boston Consulting Group. His research on distributed innovation has been featured in numerous leading academic and practitioner journals, such as Harvard Business Review, Management Science or Organization Science. He is the co-editor of Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software (MIT Press). He has also published teaching cases on leading organizations practicing distributed innovation including: Data.gov, InnoCentive, Google, Myelin Repair Foundation, SAP, Threadless, TopCoder and Wikipedia.
PROF. SAYAN CHATTERJEE | CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
In 2010 Prof. Chatterjee was here in Innsbruck and gave a lecture on "Business Model Innovation: A heuristics Approach".
Sayan Chatterjee, PhD, is Professor of Management Policy at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, and the Chair of the Marketing and Policy Studies Department. Dr. Chatterjee is one of the leading scholars in the area strategic management, innovation, corporate diversification and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Chatterjee has published articles in leading academic and practitioner journals and his research is used in Ph.-D and MBA programs at most leading schools. Harvard Business Online has recently published his work on competitive strategy in a collection of five articles that contain works by Michael Porter and Pankaj Ghemawat. His article in California Management Review was selected by MeansBusiness, Inc. as one of the 10 most original ideas. He is the author of ‚Failsafe Strategies: How to Profit from Risks that Others Avoid‘ published by Wharton School Publishing in September 2004.
He has received numerous awards including two Best Papers from the Academy of Management. Dr. Chatterjee is also a Batten Fellow of the Darden School where he is actively involved in researching mergers and acquisitions and in particular post-merger integration. Dr. Chatterjee has held visiting appointments at the Wharton School, Darden School, Donaue University and full-time at Purdue University and has also taught at the University of Michigan. Dr. Chatterjee serves as consultant to both middle market firms and large international corporations. Dr. Chatterjee has delivered executive education programs in USA, Latin America, UK, Europe, New Zealand and India.