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Holmer Kok is Assistant Professor at the House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics. He obtained his PhD from the University of Groningen. He has taught various courses in strategy, innovation, and operations management at different levels (BSc, MSc, PhD, Executive). He is also actively engaged as a PhD supervisor at the House of Innovation. His research focuses on four core questions: (1) What are the factors that underlie the creation of impactful new technologies? (2) How do firms and individuals appropriate the value of new technologies? (3) What are the performance implications of external knowledge sourcing strategies, such as strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions? (4) How should public research funds be allocated in order to stimulate research output? His PhD thesis won the 'PhD Dissertation Award' from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen, and was a finalist for the Academy of Management's 'TIM Best Dissertation Award'. His research article “Dusting off the Knowledge Shelves: Recombinant Lag and the Technological Value of Inventions” won the EBS SITE Best-Paper-Award “Innovation Management” in 2019. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the journal Industry and Innovation.



  • Kok, H., Faems, D., & de Faria, P. (2022). Pork Barrel or Barrel of Gold? Examining the performance implications of earmarking in public R&D grants. Research Policy (AJG 4*/FT50). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2022.104514
  • Kok, H., Faems, D., & de Faria, P. (2020). Ties that matter: The impact of alliance partner knowledge recombination novelty on knowledge utilization in R&D alliances. Research Policy (AJG 4*/FT50). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2020.104011
  • Kok, H., Faems, D., & de Faria, P. (2019). Dusting Off the Knowledge Shelves: Recombinant Lag and the Technological Value of Inventions. Journal of Management (AJG 4*/FT50)https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206318765926