Jan Hohberger
Visiting Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE


  • Doctorado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE
  • Strategic Management . Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
  • Management. Univ. of Applied Science Kempten

Areas of interest


    Jan is a visiting Professor at ESADE Business School and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He received a PhD from ESADE Business School and, was previously a visiting scholar at the Wharton School of Business and Georgetown University.

    Jan teaches in the areas of strategy, marketing and innovation. Programs in which he thought include the full time MBA at UTS, ESADE and Georgetown, the ESADE-Georgetown Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), the Executive MBA at Georgetown (EMBA), the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (UTS) and various executive trainings (e.g, DeBaak, KPMG, SK Group, RioTinto, Bayer).

    Jan's research focuses on strategy and innovation topics, with a focus on knowledge acquisition, alliances and informal collaborations in high technology industries. He has published in leading innovation journals such as Research Policy, Industrial & Corporate Change, Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Product Innovation Management as well as in scholarly books.

    Selected publications

    Hohberger, J., Almeida, P. & Parada Balderrama, P. (2015). The direction of firm innovation: The contrasting roles of strategic alliances and individual scientific collaborations. Research Policy, 44 (8), pp. 1473-1483. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2015.04.009.

    Almeida, P., Hohberger, J. & Parada Balderrama, P. (2011). Individual scientific collaborations and firm-level innovation. Industrial and Corporate Change, 20 (6), pp. 1571-1599.

    Almeida, P., Hohberger, J. & Parada Balderrama, P. (2011). Informal knowledge and innovation. In Easterby-Smith, M. & Lyles , M. A. (Eds.), Handbook of organizational learning and knowledge management (2nd ed.) (pp. 383-402). Copenhagen; New York: John Wiley & Sons.

    Hohberger, J. (2010). Individual-level collaboration and firm-level innovation in the biotechnology industry (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Barcelona: Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE.

    Almeida, P., Hohberger, J. & Parada Balderrama, P. (2008). Individual collaborations, strategic alliances and innovation: Insights from the biotechnology industry. In Shane , S. A. (Ed.), The handbook of technology and innovation management (pp. 353-364). Copenhagen; New York: John Wiley & Sons.