Professor Henry Chesbrough has been at Haas School of Business since 2003. His research interests include innovation; organizing, structuring, and managing internal and external research and development; technology-based spinoffs and corporate venture capital; managing intellectual property; and comparative industry evolution in high-technology industries between the U.S., Japan, and Western Europe. He currently teaches several courses, including Managing Innovation, Introduction to the Management of Technology, and Innovation in Services and Business Models. His book Open Business Models was named one of the Top 10 Books on Innovation by BusinessWeek magazine in 2006 and his prior book Open Innovation was named Best Business Book on Innovation by Strategy and Business magazine in 2003. Chesbrough was named one of the Scientific American Top 50 Business and Technology leaders for 2003.

He previously taught at Harvard Business School after having spent a number of years as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and in other product marketing positions at Plus Development Corporation, an entrepreneurial subsidiary of Quantum Corporation. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Research Policy and California Management Review, a member of the Academy of Management—BPS, OMT, TIM Divisions, an Ad hoc reviewer for California Management Review, Research Policy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Industrial and Corporate Change, as well as a board member of the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management.

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Books & Publications

  • Hierarchical Segmentation of R&D Process and Intellectual Property Protection

    Evidence from Multinational R&D labs in China

    May 2008

  • Open Business Models

    How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape


  • Open Innovation

    The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology

    September 2005

  • Open R&D and Open Innovation

    Exploring the Phenomenon

    August 2009

  • Understanding the Advantages of Open Innovation Practices in Corporate Venturing in Terms of Real Options