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:
Marion Poetz; Susanne Beck; Christoph Grimpe; Henry Sauermann / Open Innovation in Science
I: The Oxford Handbook of Open Innovation. red. /Henry Chesbrough; Agnieszka Radziwon; Wim Vanhaverbeke; Joel West. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2024, s. 455–472 (Oxford Handbooks)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
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 s. (IZA Discussion Paper, Nr. 16580)
Working paper
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, Vol. 54, Nr. 4, 6.2023, s. 657-685
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Christoph Grimpe; Marion Poetz; Nathan Rietzler; Florian Waldner / Cooperating in Innovation Contests : Effects and Boundary Conditions of Competitive Reward Structures.
I: Proceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. red. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2023, 1 s. (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings)
Konferenceabstrakt i 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.
I: Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 112, 7.2023, s. 145-159
Tidsskriftartikel > 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 s. (Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem, Nr. 8-2023)
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.
I: Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Vol. 23, Nr. 3/4, 12.2023, s. 187-241
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Flere resultater ...(i alt 97 )
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