Department of Strategy and Innovation

Dr., Part time employment at CBS


Karin Hoisl is Full Professor of Organization and Innovation at the University of Mannheim. She is part-time Professor in the Economics and Management of Inventive Processes at the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at Copenhagen Business School and a research affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich. Karin Hoisl holds a PhD in Management from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Karin Hoisl is Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal. She is Associate Editor of ICC Industrial and Corporate Change, Member of the Editorial Review Board of Academy of Management Discoveries, and Advisory Editor of Research Policy. Her main research interests are knowledge management, labor mobility, organizational and individual creativity, as well as Intellectual Property Strategy. Her research has been published in Management Science, Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy.



Primary research areas
  • Knowledge Management
  • Labor Mobility
  • Creativity and Inventiveness
  • IP Strategy
Administrative tasks

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Selected publications
  1. Hoisl, Karin / Gruber, Marc / Conti, Annamaria (2017). R&D Team Diversity and Performance in Hypercompetitive Environments, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 38, No. 7, pp. 1371-1565.
  2. Hoisl, Karin / Mariani, Myriam (2017). It’s a man’s job - Income and the gender gap in industrial research, Management Science, 63(3): 766-790.
  3. Zwick, Thomas / Frosch, Katharina / Hoisl, Karin / Harhoff, Dietmar (2017). The Power of Individual-Level Drivers of Inventive Performance, Research Policy, 46(1):121-137.
  4. Torrisi, Salvatore / Gambardella, Alfonso / Giuri, Paola / Harhoff, Dietmar / Hoisl, Karin / Mariani, Myriam (2016). Used, blocking and sleeping patents: what do we know about them, Research Policy, 45(7): 1374-1385.
  5. Hoisl, Karin / Stelzer, Tobias / Biala, Stefanie (2015). Forecasting Technology Discontinuities in the ICT Industry, Research Policy, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 522-532.
  6. Wagner, Stefan / Hoisl, Karin / Thoma, Grid (2014). Overcoming Localization of Knowledge – The Role of Professional Service Firms, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 35, No. 11, pp. 1671-168.
  7. Davis, Lee N. / Davis, Jerome / Hoisl, Karin (2013). Leisure Time Invention, Organization Science, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 1439-145.
  8. Gruber, Marc / Harhoff, Dietmar / Hoisl, Karin (2012). Knowledge Recombination across Technological Boundaries: Scientists versus Engineers, Management Science, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 837-851.
Publications sorted by:
Susanne Beck; Marcel LaFlamme; Carsten Bergenholtz; Marcel Bogers; Tiare Brasseur; Marie Louise Conradsen; Kevin Crowston; Diletta Di Marco; Agnes Effert; Despoina Filiou; Lars Frederiksen; Thomas Gillier; Marc Gruber; Carolin Haeussler; Karin Hoisl; Olga Kokshagina; Maria-Theresa Norn; Marion Poetz; Gernot Pruschak; Laia Pujol Priego; Agnieszka Radziwon; Alexander Ruser; Henry Sauermann; Sonali K. Shah; Julia Süss-Reyes; Christopher L. Tucci; Philipp Tuertscher; Jane Bjørn Vedel; Roberto Verganti; Jonathan Wareham; Sunny Mosangzi Xu / Examining Open Innovation in Science (OIS) : What Open Innovation Can and Cannot Offer the Science of Science.
In: Innovation: Organization & Management, Vol. 25, No. 3, 8.2023, p. 221-235
Journal article > peer review
Karin Hoisl; H.C. Kongsted; Myriam Mariani / Lost Marie Curies : Parental Impact on the Probability of Becoming an Inventor.
In: Management Science, Vol. 69, No. 3, 3.2023, p. 1714-1738
Journal article > peer review
Massimo G. Colombo; Karin Hoisl; Toke Reichstein; Salvatore Torrisi / Open Innovation, Value Creation and Value Capture : An Introduction.
In: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2023, 12 p., p. 731-742
Editorial > peer review
Massimo G. Colombo; Massimiliano Guerini; Karin Hoisl; Nico M. Zeiner / The Dark Side of Signals : Patents Protecting Radical Inventions and Venture Capital Investments.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 52, No. 5, 6.2023
Journal article > peer review
Felix Pöge; Fabian Gaessler; Karin Hoisl; Dietmar Harhoff; Matthias Dorner / Filling the Gap : The Consequences of Collaborator Loss in Corporate R&D.
Bonn : IZA 2022, 50 p. (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 15618)
Working paper
Susanne Beck; 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; Sunny Mosangzi Xu / The Open Innovation in Science Research Field : A Collaborative Conceptualisation Approach.
In: Industry and Innovation, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2.2022, p. 136-185
Journal article > peer review
Karin Hoisl; Carolin Lerchenmüller; Marc Lerchenmüller; Leo Schmallenbach / The Power of Attention : Early Indications of how the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected the Direction of Scientific Research in the Life Sciences.
In: Resilience and Ingenuity: Global Innovation Responses to Covid-19. . ed. /Carsten Fink; Yann Ménière; Andrew A. Toole; Reinhilde Veugelers. London : CEPR Press 2022, p. 163-173
Book chapter > peer review
Susanne Beck; Agnes Effert; Olga Kokshagina; Karin Hoisl; Marion Poetz / Assembling the Collaboration Puzzle : Integrating Dispersed Knowledge on Individual-level Antecedents of Scientific Collaborations with Non-professional Scientists.
Abstract from Annual Meeting of the Society of Social Studies of Science (4S) 2021, 2021
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Myriam Mariani; Karin Hoisl; H.C. Kongsted / Determinants of Inventorship : Family Environment and Parental Forces.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Marc J. Lerchenmueller; Leo Schmallenbach; Karin Hoisl / Female Mentors in Science
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 6 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
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Academic Interests

Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2015 - 2023 Mannheim University Full professor / Chair of Organization and Innovation
2015 - 2023 Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research Associate
2015 - 2023 Munich Intellectual Property Law Center Teaching
2018 - 2023 Mannheim Business School Teaching