The Institute for Business Innovation hosts visiting scholars, visiting postdoctoral scholars, and visiting student researchers from international universities who are sponsored by IBI Faculty and pursue research in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology management.

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Asta Pundziene

Sponsored by David Teece

Asta Pundziene is a full professor in Strategic management and organisational psychology in the School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. She has more than 15 years of experience in executive management of research and innovation at Universities. She is a Founding Editor of the Baltic Journal of Management. Her current research is related with dynamic capabilities and competitiveness of the digital health programs as well as manifestation of dynamic capabilities of the technological SMEs across countries.

Chiara Eleonora De Marco

Sponsored by Henry Chesbrough

Chiara is a Post-Doctorate Scholar at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley-Haas and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Management of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy). Her research focuses on Open Innovation strategies and innovation policy. Chiara is working on assessing the impact of programs to build corporate capabilities on achieving the digital transformation goals of corporations.

Jialei Yang

Sponsored by Henry Chesbrough

Jialei Yang is a Ph.D. candidate at Oulu Business School, University of Oulu (Finland), supervised by Professor Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen and Professor Minna Pikkarainen. Her research interests include innovation management (especially innovation appropriability and open innovation) and network management. Her current research is about dynamics existing in appropriating value from innovation and inter-organizational collaborations. Her research is set in the healthcare context.

Jen Gong

Sponsored by Toby Stuart

Jen Gong holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Her post doc appointment with Professor Toby Stuart seeks to conduct research on the opioid epidemic in the United States. The epidemic claims over 40,000 lives per year, and approximately 2 million Americans have an opioid use disorder. Jen’s research uses machine-learning methods with large healthcare datasets to better understand variations in prescription opioid use, even for individuals with similar health conditions.

Jie Jiang

Sponsored by David Teece

Jie Jiang is a Ph.D student from the Intellectual Property School of the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China. Her research interest focuses on intellectual property (IP) management, especially the strategic management of patents. Jie also develops research on technology innovation. Her current work focuses on the role of patent management in the process of enterprise technology innovation, and how to make patent strategy contribute to the innovation efficiency.

Marcus Holgersson

Marcus Holgersson is currently a visiting scholar at Institute for Business Innovation at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and an associate professor at the department of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. His research deals with intellectual property (IP) strategies and policies at both micro and macro levels in different industrial contexts with different degrees of open/closed innovation. He is especially interested in the connection between IP strategies and technology/innovation/business/corporate strategies, and the connection between IP strategies and firm performance

Sea Matilda Bez

Sponsored by Henry Chesbrough

Sea Matilda Bez holds a postdoctoral researcher position at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley-Haas. She works on strategic open innovation between competitors. Her Ph.D. thesis investigated a successful coopetitive project that generated 100 billion dollars. Her research describes how competitors can share their core competitive advantage transparently and even teach each other how to become stronger. Matilda is now investigating Artificial Intelligence Technologies.

Qifeng Zhao

Sponsored by David Teece

Zhao Qifeng is a PhD candidate in Economics at the School of Economics, Renmin University of China. His research focuses on corporate innovation from the viewpoint of capital market.

Ruihan Zhang

Sponsored by David Teece

Ruihan Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Economics and Management, Harbin Engineering University (Harbin, China). Her fields of interest include Innovation Management, Technology Management, Dynamic capabilities, Coopetition, as well as Technology Evolution in high-technology industries. She is writing her PhD dissertation in “Research on Formation Mechanism and Simulation of High-technology Industry’ Dominant Technology from Multi-level Perspective”.

Werner Fischer

Sponsored by Henry Chesbrough

Werner Fischer is currently a visiting scholar at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley-Haas. His research focus is on creating shared value through open business model innovation and digital transformation. He graduated in Business Studies and Economics (B.Sc.) from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and in Technology Management (M.Sc.) from the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany. He studied at UC Berkeley in this field as part of his master program and spent one year in rural India as director of research for the Smart Village Program, which was developed at UC Berkeley.