Professor Dries Faems
Chair of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technological Transformation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Professor Dr. Dries Faems holds the Chair of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technological Transformation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He is the academic director of the WHU Entrepreneurship Center and the WHU Global Online MBA program. He also is a Visiting Professor at Ghent University in Belgium and the LUISS Business School in Italy.
Before joining the WHU, he was Assistant Professor (2007-2009) and Associate Professor (2009-2011) at the University of Twente and Full Professor of Innovation & Organization at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen (2011-2018). He holds a master's degree in Commercial Engineering (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2001, magna cum laude) and became Doctor in Applied Economics (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, June 2006) with a thesis titled: “Collaboration for Innovation: Processes of Governance and Learning in R&D Alliances.”
He has published papers in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Organization Studies, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. His current research focuses on collaboration for innovation. In particular, he studies how alliance activities influence firms´ innovation and financial performance and how firms can effectively manage different types of open innovation strategies.