Holmer Kok (27) has a Master's Degree in International Business and Management (Cum Laude) and a Research Master's Degree in Economics and Business (specializing in Innovation and Organization) (Cum Laude) from the University of Groningen. During his PhD (under supervision of Prof. dr. Dries Faems and Dr. Pedro de Faria), he conducted in-depth empirical studies on the topic of knowledge recombination using unique data from the fuel cell industry. During his PhD, he spent a semester at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) as a visiting researcher, under the guidance of Prof. dr. Christopher Tucci. He works as an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the Stockholm School of Economics, focusing on the field of innovation management. Taking a knowledge recombination lens, his research examines factors underlying the creation of valuable new technologies. He also studies the performance implications of various extramural knowledge sourcing strategies, such as strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions. His research has been presented at international conferences such as the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society Conference, and DRUID.
Kok, H., Faems, D., & de Faria, P. (Forthcoming). Dusting Off the Knowledge Shelves: Recombinant Lag and the Technological Value of Inventions. Journal of Management.