Jan Hohberger
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE
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  • 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

  • Innovation and technology strategies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Alliances and collaborations


Dr. Jan Hohberger is Associate Professor of strategic management in the department of strategy and general management at ESADE. Before joining ESADE, he was Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He was also a visiting scholar/professor at the Wharton School of Business and Georgetown University and received a PhD from ESADE Business School.

Dr. Hohberger teaches and consults in the areas of strategy and innovation. Thereby, he has worked with companies in the North America, Europe, and Asia across different sectors, including banking, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, industrial groups, and mining, working for companies such as DeBaak, KPMG, SK Group, RioTinto, Bayer and Grifols. Academic programs in which he thought include the full time MBA at ESADE, UTS and Georgetown, the ESADE-Georgetown Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), the Executive MBA (EMBA) at Georgetown University and UTS, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (UTS) and the CEMS master in international management amongst others.

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

Selected publications

Hohberger, J., Wilden, R., Devinney, T., Lumineau, F., Wilden, R., Devinney, T. M. & et al. (2019). 60 Years of March and Simon's Organizations: An Empirical Examination of its Impact and Influence on Subsequent Research. Journal of Management Studies, 56 (8), pp. 1570-1604. DOI: 10.1111/joms.12531.

Wilden, R., Hohberger, J., Devinney, T. M. & Lavie, D. (2018). Revisiting James March (1991): Whither exploration and exploitation?. Strategic Organization, 16 (3), pp. 352-369. DOI: 10.1177/1476127018765031.

Wilden, R., Akaka, M. A., Karpen, I. O. & Hohberger, J. (2017). The evolution and prospects of service-dominant logic: An investigation of past, present, and future research. Journal of Service Research, 20 (4), pp. 345-361. DOI: 10.1177/1094670517715121.

Hohberger, J. (2017). Combining valuable inventions: Exploring the impact of prior invention value on the performance of subsequent inventions. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26 (5), pp. 907-930. DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtw056.

Devinney, T. M. & Hohberger, J. (2017). The past is prologue: Moving on from culture's consequences. Journal of International Business Studies, 48 (1), pp. 48-62. DOI: 10.1057/s41267-016-0034-z.

Randhawa, K., Wilden, R. & Hohberger, J. (2016). A bibliometric review of open innovation: Setting a research agenda. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33 (6), pp. 750-772. DOI: 10.1111/jpim.12312.

Hohberger, J. (2016). Does it pay to stand on the shoulders of giants? An analysis of the inventions of star inventors in the biotechnology sector. Research Policy, 45 (3), pp. 682-698. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2015.12.003.

Hohberger, J. (2016). Diffusion of science-based inventions. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 104 (March), pp. 66-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.11.019.

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). Barcelona; Copenhagen; New York: John Wiley & Sons.

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). Barcelona; Copenhagen; New York: John Wiley & Sons.