Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, M.P.A. Ph.D.

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, M.P.A. Ph.D.

Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Head of the Department Munich Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research, Honorary Professor at the LMU

Dietmar Harhoff is professor of Business Administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich. He ist the director of the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (INNO-tec) and a co-director of the LMU Entrepreneurship Center. After graduating with a Diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering from theUniversity of Dortmund, Dietmar Harhoff began his professional career as a research engineer in Great Britain and Germany. From 1985 to 1987, he was a McCloy Scholar at Harvard University and graduated with an M.P.A. degree in 1987. He concluded his Ph.D. studies at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1991 with a dissertation on research incentives and voluntary information revelation. Then he joined the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and became the Associate Scientific Director of ZEW in 1995. He concluded his habilitation in Economics in 1996 at the University of Mannheim. In 1998 he joined theMunich School of Management at LMU in his current position. Dietmar Harhoff’s research focuses on issues in innovation and entrepreneurship research, industrial economics, and technology management. He is the Chairman of the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (www.e-fi.de) which serves as an independent advisory body on innovation policy to the German Federal Government. He also serves as an advisor to a number of public and private organizations. Dietmar Harhoff now is the Director of Max Planck: Munich Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship