Adjunct Professor | Mike and Carol Meyer Fellow | Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation
Innovation thought leader who launched the "Open Innovation" paradigm
Henry Chesbrough, who coined the term “open innovation,” is educational director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley Haas. His research focuses on technology management and innovation strategy. He also teaches at Esade Business School at Spain’s University Ramon Llull. He has been an adjunct professor at the Harvard Business School and previously served as product manager and vice president of marketing at Quantum Corporation, a manufacturer of data storage devices and systems. He earned a BA in economics from Yale University, an MBA from Stanford University, and a PhD in business administration from Berkeley Haas.
Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external and internal ideas and paths to market to advance their technology. The central idea behind open innovation is that—in a world of widely distributed knowledge where the boundaries between a firm and its environment have become more permeable—companies cannot afford to rely entirely on their own research but should instead buy or license processes or inventions from other companies. In addition, internal inventions not being used in a firm’s business should be taken outside the company (e.g., through licensing, joint ventures, spin-offs).
Expertise and Research Interests
- Open Innovation
- Open Innovation and Business Models
- Comparative Industry Evolution
- Innovation Strategy
- Business Development
- Managing Intellectual Property
- M Bogers, H Chesbrough, C Moedas. Open innovation: research, practices, and policies. California Management Review.
- Sabine Brunswicker & Henry Chesbrough. The Adoption of Open Innovation in Large Firms. Research-Technology Management.
- Henry Chesbrough and Xiaohong Quan. Hierarchical Segmentation of R&D Process and Intellectual Property Protection: Evidence from Mulitnational R&D Laboratories in China. IEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
- Henry Chesbrough, Oliver Gassmann and Ellen Enkel. Open R&D and Open Innovation: Exploring the Phenomenon. R&D Management.
- Henry Chesbrough. Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape. Harvard Business School Press.
- Henry Chesbrough. Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology. Harvard Business School Press.
At Haas since 2003
2005 – present, Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business
2003 – present, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business
1997 – 2003, Assistant Professor and Class of 1961 Fellow, Harvard Business School
1983 – 1995, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and other product marketing positions, Plus Development Corporation, an entrepreneurial subsidiary of Quantum Corporation
- Member, Editorial Board, Research Policy and California Management Review
- Academy of Management – BPS, OMT, TIM Divisions
- Ad hoc reviewer, California Management Review, Research Policy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Industrial and Corporate Change
- Board member, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management
Honoris Causa Doctorate: Universitat de Vic, Spain
Honoris Causa Doctorate: Hessalt University, Belgium
Berkeley Haas “Leading Through Innovation” Award
“Open Business Models” named in Top Ten Books on Innovation
Scientific American Top 50 Business and Technology Leaders
“Open Innovation” named Best Business Book on Innovation
Strategy and Business Magazine
NEDO/METI scholarship for research on spin-offs
Sasakawa Foundation Research Fellow, Haas School of Business
2002 and 2003
Class of 1961 Fellow, Harvard Business School
Robert Noyce Memorial Fellowship in Industrial Competitiveness
Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley
Leadership in Technology Management Award
PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering & Technology)
- A startup created a ventilator in 6 weeks. What does that mean for other players in Asia?, Tech in Asia, 04/08/2021
- Convention Bureau Italia premieres ‘BoxIT’, the free networking online platform for international buyers interested in Italy as a MICE and Wedding Destination, Meetings International, 02/25/2021
- The House antitrust report is a major step toward reining in Big Tech, Brookings Institution, 10/20/2020
- Companies need to be more curious and humble, suggests Henry Chesbrough, Jornal do Comércio (Portuguese), 08/21/2020
- Finding Our Next Normal In The Covid-19 Recovery, Forbes, 06/18/2020
- The pandemic is liberating firms to experiment with radical new ideas, The Economist, 04/25/2020
- Innovation and technology in the age of cybersecurity, Le Temps (French), 02/22/2020
- IBM Watson And The Value Of Open, Forbes, 02/12/2020
- What Nokia Teaches Us About Tesla, Forbes, 02/06/2020
- How to Capture All the Advantages of Open Innovation, Harvard Business Review, 01/28/2020
- “Gobernar no es subir impuestos, es saber generar riqueza con ellos”, La Vanguardia (Spanish), 01/14/2020
- Viewpoint: Why productivity is going down when technology is accelerating, Science | Business, 01/09/2020
- Fire fighting—the lessons from Australia’s wildfires, The Economist, 01/08/2020
- How to Respond to the Rise of China, Forbes, 11/17/2019
- Berkeley Haas professors explain why Smart Village has a better chance of success than Smart City, Indica News, 10/05/2019
- Managing Innovation, MBA 290I
- Introduction to the Management of Technology, MBA 290A
- Innovation in Services and Business Models, MBA 290T