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Dr. Annika Lorenz


Universiteit Utrecht

Academic Career

  • 2005-2008: Bachelor studies in business with focus on innovation management, international management and marketing at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2008-2010: Master studies in management and marketing at Freie Universität Berlin
  • Studies abroad at Bordeaux École de Management/France (2007) and at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/USA (2009)
  • Bachelor thesis with the topic: "Implications of fairness for young entrepreneurial teams"
  • Empirical Master thesis with the topic: "Acquisition vs. Alliance: The Impact of Hubris on Governance Choice"
  • Jan - May 2012: Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/USA
  • Mar - Sep 2013: Visiting Scholar at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • March 2014: Doctoral degree (PhD) with the topic "Unraveling the Paradox of External Knowledge Sourcing in an Era of Open Innovation, Appropriation, and Organizational Learning"
  • August 2014: Post-doctoral research fellow at Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium and guest researcher at Technical University Berlin

Professional Experience

  • Internships in the media industry: Television for the Environment, London (2005), Freistil Medien, Potsdam (2006) and TV.Berlin, Berlin (2006)
  • Student trainee in commercial & finance at Rolls-Royce Deutschland (2009, 2010)
  • Since March 2011: Research associate and PhD candidate at Chair of Innovation Economics

Research Interests

  • R&D cooperation
  • Companies' IP and technology strategies
  • Open innovation and intellectual property rights
  • Behavioral strategy

Working Paper

  • Once Bitten, Less Shy? - The Impact of Copying and Infringement Experiences on R&D Cooperation; joint work with Theresa Veer [available at SSRN], finalist for DRUID Young Scholar Paper Award 2012.
  • Determinants of Appropriation Strategies - A Three Step Guide to Bayesian Model Averaging; in Zusammenarbeit mit Knut Blind und Bernd Ebersberger [available at SSRN].
  • How open is too open? The 'dark side' of openness along the innovation value chain; in Zusammenarbeit mit Knut Blind und Theresa Veer.
  • Navigating the IP landscape - Exploring firms' usage of defensive strategies mit Deepak Somaya
  • Your fault or mine? The Impact of Organizational Learning from Product-related Failure on Innovation Strategy



  • Innovation Economics SS 2011, WS 2011/12, SS 2012, WS 2013/14
  • Innovation Policy SS 2011, SS 2012, SS 2013
  • IP Management Seminar WS 2012/13
  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer Seminar SS 2014

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