Institut for Strategi og Innovation


Kontor: KIL/14.A-3.82

Christoph Grimpe er Professor i Innovation og Iværksætteri ved Institut for Strategi og Innovation på CBS. Før han kom til CBS i 2010, arbejdede han som seniorforsker ved ZEW Center for European Economic Research i Mannheim (Tyskland). Han har en ph.d. i ledelse fra WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management - i Vallendar (Tyskland) og kandidatgrader i ledelse og politisk videnskab. Hans forskning drejer sig om virksomheders innovationsstrategier, industri-forskningsforbindelser og den strategiske brug af intellektuel ejendomsret. Han har offentliggjort i tidsskrifter som Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy og Nature Biotechnology. Han er tilknyttet DRUID - den Danske forskningsenhed for industriel dynamik og ZEW Center for European Economic Research. På CBS er han også koordinator af cand. merc. linjen ”Management of Innovation and Business Development”.

Primære forskningsområder
- Virksomhedsstrategi og innovation
- Åbne og distribuerede innovationsprocesser
- Industri-forsknings interaktion
- Appropriability strategier
- Internationalisering af innovationsstyring


Link til denne hjemmeside
  • Innovation and Knowledge (MSc)
  • Management and Economics of Innovation (PhD)
Andre undervisningsaktiviteter



Udvalgte publikationer
  • 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.
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Bettina Peters; Josefine Diekhof; Christoph Grimpe; Hannes Marks; Wolfgang Sofka / Machbarkeitsstudie : Technologiemärkte.
Berlin : Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI) 2023, 153 s. (Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem, Nr. 8-2023)
Christoph Grimpe; Katrin Hussinger; Wolfgang Sofka / Reaching Beyond the Acquirer-target Dyad in M&A : Linkages to External Knowledge Sources and Target Firm Valuation.
I: Long Range Planning, Vol. 56, Nr. 3, 6.2023
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Bettina Peters; Hannes Marks; Markus Trunschke; Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka; Dirk Czarnitzki / Schwerpunktstudie : Technologiemärkte.
Berlin : Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI) 2023, 166 s. (Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem, Nr. 9-2023)
Wolfgang Sofka; Christoph Grimpe; Fuad Hasanov; Reda Cherif / Additionality or Opportunism : Do Host-country R&D Subsidies Impact Innovation in Foreign MNC Subsidiaries?.
I: Journal of International Business Policy, Vol. 5, Nr. 3, 9.2022, s. 296-327
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka; Ulrich Kaiser / Competing for Digital Human Capital : The Retention Effect of Digital Expertise in MNC Subsidiaries.
I: Journal of International Business Studies, 27.1.2022
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Timo Minssen; W. Nicholson Price II; Ariel D. Stern / Ein Booster für die Pharmabranche
I: Harvard Business Manager, Nr. 7, 7.2022, s. 10-11
Christoph Grimpe; David Howoldt / Innovative Entrepreneurship as Policy Concern : Geography, Evolution and Antecedents of Policy Mixes.
I: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. red. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022, 6 s. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Konferenceabstrakt i proceedings > peer review
Susanne Beck; Christoph Grimpe; Marion Poetz; Henry Sauermann / Introduction to the Special Issue on Open Innovation in Science
I: Industry and Innovation, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, 2022, 5 s., s. 131-135
Leder > peer review
Reda Cherif; Fuad Hasanov; Christoph Grimpe; Wolfgang Sofka / Promoting Innovation : The Differential Impact of R&D Subsidies.
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund 2022, 41 s. (IMF Working Paper, Vol. 192)
Working paper
Christoph Grimpe; Martin Murmann; Nathan Rietzler; Wolfgang Sofka / Retaining Employees when Startups Professionalize
Paper presented at DRUID22 Conference, 2022
Paper > peer review
Flere resultater ...(i alt 89 )
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2022 - 2023 Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Vienna, Austria Executive education
2021 - 2023 PatentPlus, Berlin, Germany Member of the advisory board.

2021 - 2023

"Denmark's Best Managed Companies", Sponsored by Deloitte Jury member
2010 - 2023 University of Zurich, Switzerland External lecturer


2021 - 2023