Prof. Henry Chesbrough

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Overview

Henry Chesbrough is Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  Previously, he was an assistant professor of business administration, and the Class of 1961 Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California-Berkeley, an MBA from Stanford University, and a BA from Yale University, summa cum laude.

His research focuses on managing technology and innovation.  His book, Open Innovation (2003), articulates a new paradigm for organizing and managing R&D.  His second book, Open Business Models (2006), extends his analysis of innovation to business models, intellectual property management, and markets for innovation.  His third book, Open Services Innovation (2011), explores open innovation in services businesses.  He has published two academic review volumes with Oxford University Press, including New Frontiers in Open Innovation, (2014).

His academic work has been published in Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research-Technology Management, Business History Review, and the Journal of Evolutionary Economics.  

Prior to embarking on an academic career, he spent ten years in various product planning and strategic marketing positions in Silicon Valley companies. He worked for seven of those years at Quantum Corporation, a leading hard disk drive manufacturer and a Fortune 500 company.  Previously, he worked at Bain and Company.  

He can be reached at chesbrou@berkeley.edu