Department of Strategy and Innovation

Dr., Part time employment at CBS

Room: KIL/14.A-2.81

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

Curriculum Vitae
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Other teaching activities

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; 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 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
H.C. Kongsted; Karin Hoisl; Myriam Mariani / Lost Marie Curies : Family, Education, and the Probability of Becoming an Inventor .
Paper presented at DRUID21 Conference, 2021
Paper > peer review
Laura A. Bechthold; Marina Chugunova; Svenja Friess; Karin Hoisl / Women in Creative Labor : Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Academics.
In: Fundamental Questions: Gender Dimensions in Max Planck Research Projects. . ed. /Ulla Weber. Baden-Baden : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2021, p. 135-154 (Schriften zur Gleichstellung, No. 51)
Book chapter > peer review
Karin Hoisl / Employee Mobility, Knowledge Spillovers, and the Appropriation of the Returns to Invention
In: Employee Inter- and Intra-Firm Mobility: Taking Stock of What We Know, Identifying Novel Insights and Setting a Theoretical and Empirical Agenda. . ed. /Daniel Tzabbar; Bruno Cirillo. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2020, p. 267-270 (Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 41)
Book chapter > peer review
Matthias Dorner; Fabian Gaessler; Dietmar Harhoff; Karin Hoisl; Felix Pöge / Filling the Gap : Firm Strategies for Human Capital Loss.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
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, 4.8.2020
Journal article > peer review
Marc Lerchenmueller; Karin Hoisl; Leo Schmallenbach / Homophily, Biased Attention, and the Gender Gap in Science
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
Jonas Heite; Karin Hoisl; Karim R. Lakhani / Performance in Contests : The Role of Risk and Confidence.
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
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Academic Interests

Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2015 - 2019 Mannheim University Full professor / Chair of Organization and Innovation
2015 - 2019 Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research Associate
2018 - 2019 Munich Intellectual Property Law Center Teaching
2018 - 2019 Mannheim Business School Teaching