cgsi

Department of Strategy and Innovation

Christoph
Grimpe
Professor


Room: KIL/14.A-3.82
Tel:
+4538152530
E-mail: cg.si@cbs.dk
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Presentation

Christoph Grimpe is a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Strategy and Innovation at CBS. Prior to joining CBS in 2010, he worked as a Senior Researcher at ZEW Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim (Germany). He holds a PhD in management from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management – in Vallendar (Germany) and master degrees in management and political sciences. His research is concerned with firm innovation strategies, industry-science linkages, and the strategic use of intellectual property rights. He has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, as well as in Nature Biotechnology. He is affiliated with DRUID - the Danish Research Unit on Industrial Dynamics and with ZEW Centre for European Economic Research. At CBS, he serves as the coordinator of the MSc concentration “Management of Innovation and Business Development”.

Primary research areas
  • Firm strategy and innovation
  • Open and distributed innovation processes
  • Industry-science interaction
  • Appropriability strategies
  • Internationalization of innovation management
Links
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/cgsi
Courses
  • Innovation and Knowledge (MSc)
  • Management and Economics of Innovation (PhD)
Selected publications
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Katrin Hussinger and Wolfgang Sofka (2023), Reaching beyond the acquirer-target dyad in M&A – Linkages to external knowledge sources and target firm valuation, Long Range Planning, forthcoming.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Wolfgang Sofka and Ulrich Kaiser (2022), Competing for Digital Human Capital – The Retention Effect of Digital Expertise in MNC Subsidiaries, Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Wolfgang Sofka and Andreas Distel (2022), SME Participation in Research Grant Consortia – The Emergence of Coordinated Attention in Collaborative Innovation, Small Business Economics, 59, 1567-1592.
  • Sofka, Wolfgang, Christoph Grimpe, Fuad Hasanov and Reda Cherif (2022), The Effects of Host-Country R&D Subsidies on R&D Investments and Innovation Performance of MNC Subsidiaries, Journal of International Business Policy, 5(3), 296-327.
  • Sofka, Wolfgang, Christoph Grimpe and Ulrich Kaiser (2022), Understanding the Unwritten Rules of the Game: Government Work Experience and Salary Premiums in Foreign MNC Subsidiaries, Journal of International Business Studies, 53, 1110-1132.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Timo Minssen, W. Nicholson Price II, Ariel D. Stern (2022), Will mRNA Technology Companies Spawn Innovation Ecosystems? Harvard Business Review (online), April 18, 2022. https://hbr.org/2022/04/will-mrna-technology-companies-spawn-innovation-ecosystems
  • Beck, Susanne, Carsten Bergenholtz, Marcel Bogers, Tiare Brasseur, Maria Louise Conradsen, Diletta Di Marco, Andreas Philipp Distel, Leonhard Dobusch, Daniel Dörler, Agnes Effert, Benedikt Fecher, Despoina Filiou, Lars Frederiksen, Thomas Gillier, Christoph Grimpe, Marc Gruber, Carolin Haeussler, Florian Heigl, Karin Hoisl, Katie Hyslop, Olga Kokshagina, Marcel LaFlamme, Cornelia Lawson, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Wolfgang Lukas, Markus Nordberg, Maria-Theresa Norn, Marion Poetz, Marisa Ponti, Gernot Pruschak, Laia Pujol Priego, Agnieszka Radziwon, Janet Frances Rafner, Gergana Petrova Romanova, Alexander Ruser, Henry Sauermann, Sonali K. Shah, Jacob Friis Sherson, Julia Suess-Reyes, Christopher L. Tucci, Philipp Tuertscher, Jane Bjørn Vedel, Theresa Velden, Roberto Verganti, Jonathan Wareham, Andrea Wiggins, and Sunny Mosangzi Xu (2022), The Open Innovation in Science Research Field: A Collaborative Conceptualisation Approach, Industry and Innovation, 29(2), 136-185.
  • Belderbos, René and Christoph Grimpe (2020), Learning in Foreign and Domestic Value Chains: The Role of Opportunities and Capabilities, Industrial and Corporate Change, 29(6), 1431-1450.
  • Egelie, Knut J., Haakon Tue Lie, Christoph Grimpe and Roger Sørheim (2019), Access and Openness in Biotechnology Research Collaborations Between Universities and Industry, Nature Biotechnology, 37, 1413-1419.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Martin Murmann and Wolfgang Sofka (2019), Organizational Design Choices of High-Tech Startups – How Middle Management Drives Innovation Performance, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13, 359-378.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Ulrich Kaiser and Wolfgang Sofka (2019), Signaling Valuable Human Capital: Advocacy Group Work Experience and its Effect on Employee Pay in Innovative Firms, Strategic Management Journal, 40(4), 685-710.
  • Olsen, Anders Ørding, Wolfgang Sofka and Christoph Grimpe (2017), Solving Environmental Problems: Knowledge and Coordination in Collaborative Search, Long Range Planning, 50, 726-740.
  • Grimpe, Christoph, Wolfgang Sofka, Mukesh Bhargava and Rabikar Chatterjee (2017), R&D, marketing innovation, and new product performance: A mixed methods study, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 34(3), 360-383.
  • Goel, Rajeev, Devrim Göktepe and Christoph Grimpe (2017), Who Instigates University-Industry Collaborations? University Scientists versus Firm Employees, Small Business Economics, 48(3), 503-524.
  • Olsen, Anders Ørding, Wolfgang Sofka and Christoph Grimpe (2016), Coordinated Exploration for Grand Challenges: The Role of Advocacy Groups in Search Consortia, Academy of Management Journal, 59, 2232-2255.
  • Mendonça, Joana and Christoph Grimpe (2016), Skills and Regional Entrepreneurship Capital Formation: A Comparison Between Germany and Portugal, Journal of Technology Transfer, 41, 1440-1456.
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Wolfgang Sofka (2016), Complementarities in the Search for Innovation: Managing Markets and Relationships, Research Policy, 45, 2036-2053.
  • Cleff, Thomas, Christoph Grimpe and Christian Rammer (2015), Identifying Lead Markets in the European Automotive Industry: An Indicator-based Approach, Industry and Innovation, 22, 496-522.
  • Waldner, Florian, Marion K. Poetz, Christoph Grimpe and Markus Eurich (2015), Antecedents and Consequences of Business Model Innovation: The Role of Industry Structure, Advances in Strategic Management, 33, 347-386.
  • Czarnitzki, Dirk, Christoph Grimpe and Maikel Pellens (2015), Access to Research Inputs: Open Science versus the Entrepreneurial University, Journal of Technology Transfer, 40, 1050-1063.
  • Czarnitzki, Dirk, Christoph Grimpe and Andrew Toole (2015), Delay and Secrecy: Does Industry Sponsorship Jeopardize Disclosure of Academic Research?, Industrial and Corporate Change, 24, 251-279.
  • Ketata, Ihsen, Sofka, Wolfgang and Christoph Grimpe (2015), The Role of Internal Capabilities and Firms’ Environment for Sustainable Innovation: Evidence for Germany, R&D Management, 45, 60-75.
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Katrin Hussinger (2014), Resource Complementarity and Value Capture in Firm Acquisitions: The Role of Intellectual Property Rights, Strategic Management Journal, 35, 1762-1780.
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Katrin Hussinger (2014), Pre-empted Patents, Infringed Patents, and Firm’s Participation in Markets for Technology, Research Policy, 43, 543-554.
  • Aschhoff, Birgit and Christoph Grimpe (2014), Contemporaneous Peer Effects, Career Age and the Industry Involvement of Academics in Biotechnology, Research Policy, 43, 367-381.
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Katrin Hussinger (2013), Formal and Informal Technology Transfer from Academia to Industry: Complementarity Effects and Innovation Performance, Industry and Innovation, 208, 683-700.
  • Goel, Rajeev K. and Christoph Grimpe (2013), Active versus Passive Academic Networking: Evidence from Micro-Level Data, Journal of Technology Transfer, 38, 116-134.
  • Grimpe, Christoph (2012), Extramural Research Grants and Scientists’ Funding Strategies: Beggars Can’t Be Choosers? Research Policy, 41, 1448-1460.
  • Köhler, Christian, Wolfgang Sofka and Christoph Grimpe (2012), Selective Search, Sectoral Patterns, and the Impact on Product Innovation Performance, Research Policy, 41, 1344-1356.
  • Goel, Rajeev K. and Christoph Grimpe (2012), Academic Entrepreneurship: Are All Scientists Created Alike? Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 21, 247-266.
  • Edler, Jakob, Heide Fier and Christoph Grimpe (2011), International Scientist Mobility and the Locus of Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Research Policy, 40, 791-805.
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Roberto Patuelli (2011), Knowledge Production in Nanomaterials: A Spatial Filtering Approach, Annals of Regional Science, 46, 519-541.
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Ulrich Kaiser (2010), Balancing Internal and External Knowledge Acquisition: The Gains and Pains of R&D Outsourcing, Journal of Management Studies, 47, 1483-1509.
  • Patuelli, Roberto, Andrea Vaona and Christoph Grimpe (2010), The German East-West Divide in Knowledge Production: An Application to Nanomaterial Patenting, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie (Journal of Economic & Social Geography), 101, 568-582.
  • Sofka, Wolfgang and Christoph Grimpe (2010), Specialized Search and Innovation Performance – Evidence Across Europe, R&D Management, 40, 310-323.
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Heide Fier (2010), Informal Technology Transfer from Academia to Industry: A Comparison between Germany and the U.S, Journal of Technology Transfer, 35, 637-650.
  • Grimpe, Christoph and Wolfgang Sofka (2009), Search Patterns and Absorptive Capacity: Low- and High-Technology Sectors in European Countries, Research Policy, 38, 495-506.
  • Grimpe, Christoph (2007), Successful Product Development after Firm Acquisitions: The Role of Research and Development, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 24, 614-628.
Publications sorted by:
2023
Ulrich Kaiser; Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka / Catalyzing Gender Equality : Foreign MNC Subsidiaries as Agents of Change in Mitigating Wage Discrimination Against Women.
Bonn : IZA 2023, 41 p. (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 16580)
Working paper
Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka; Ulrich Kaiser / Competing for Digital Human Capital : The Retention Effect of Digital Expertise in MNC Subsidiaries.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 54, No. 4, 6.2023, p. 657-685
Journal article > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Marion Poetz; Nathan Rietzler; Florian Waldner / Cooperating in Innovation Contests : Effects and Boundary Conditions of Competitive Reward Structures.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2023, 1 p. (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Marion Poetz; Nathan Rietzler; Florian Waldner / Cooperating or not in Innovation Contests? : Effects and Boundary Conditions of Competitive Reward Structures.
Paper presented at DRUID23 Conference, 2023
Paper > peer review
Ulrich Kaiser; Wolfgang Sofka; Christoph Grimpe / Creating Marketing Innovation Abroad : The Value of Marketing Professionals in Foreign MNC Subsidiaries.
In: Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 112, 7.2023, p. 145-159
Journal article > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; David Howoldt / Innovative Entrepreneurship as a Policy Concern : Geography, Evolution and Antecedents of Policy Mixes.
Paper presented at DRUID23 Conference, 2023
Paper > peer review
Bettina Peters; Josefine Diekhof; Christoph Grimpe; Hannes Marks; Wolfgang Sofka / Machbarkeitsstudie : Technologiemärkte.
Berlin : Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI) 2023, 153 p. (Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem, No. 8-2023)
Report
Christoph Grimpe; Robin John Clerckx; Bart Leten; Mark Vancauteren / Offshoring and Mental Health : Towards an Employee Perspective.
Paper presented at DRUID23 Conference, 2023
Paper > peer review
Reda Cherif; Christoph Grimpe; Fuad Hasanov; Wolfgang Sofka / Promoting Innovation : The Differential Impact of R&D Subsidies.
In: Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Vol. 23, No. 3/4, 12.2023, p. 187-241
Journal article > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Katrin Hussinger; Wolfgang Sofka / Reaching Beyond the Acquirer-target Dyad in M&A : Linkages to External Knowledge Sources and Target Firm Valuation.
In: Long Range Planning, Vol. 56, No. 3, 6.2023
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities

  

Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2022 - 2023 Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Vienna, Austria Executive Education
2021 - 2024 PatentPlus, Berlin, Germany Member of the advisory board.
2021 - 2024 "Denmark's Best Managed Companies", Sponsored by Deloitte Jury member
2010 - 2024 University of Zurich, Switzerland External lecturer and executive education