Holmer has a Master's Degree in International Business and Management (Cum Laude) and a Research Master's Degree in Economics and Business (Cum Laude) from the University of Groningen. His PhD thesis, on the topic of knowledge recombination in the fuel cell industry, won the 'PhD Dissertation Award 2018' from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Currently, he works as an Assistant Professor at the House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics, focusing principally on the field of innovation management. His research examines factors underlying the creation of valuable new technologies. Next to this, he studies the performance implications of various extramural knowledge sourcing strategies, such as strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions. His research has been presented at various 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.