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 ' 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'. 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 focuses on three 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?
- Kok, H., Faems, D., & de Faria, P. (2019). Dusting Off the Knowledge Shelves: Recombinant Lag and the Technological Value of Inventions. Journal of Management, 45: 2807-2836.