Henry Chesbrough

Adjunct Faculty, Haas School of Business
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"Open innovation argues that the future belongs to those who do the best job of integrating the best of their internal ideas and capabilities with the best external ideas and capabilities. Designing and orchestrating a global network of capabilities is the basis for a brighter future for us all."

Dr. Henry Chesbrough is a professor at the Haas Business School (Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation), UC Berkeley, and executive director for The Center for Open Innovation, which focuses on conducting research, publishing articles and developing teaching materials around open innovation. He created the theory and coined the term "open innovation" and his insights into open innovation models have restructured the world of research and development and created new landscapes of business development and innovation strategy.

An internationally acclaimed author, Dr. Chesbrough's open innovation concept was first introduced in his award-winning book, “Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology.” This approach was further extended from technology innovation to business model innovation in his successful follow-up book, “Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape.” His most recent work, "Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era,” which applies the open innovation concept to the services sector. Dr. Chesbrough recently launched and actively contributes to, Open Innovation Community a portal where innovators meet for the latest news, research, discussions and applications of open innovation.

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Academic Background 

PhD, Business Administration and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

MBA, Stanford University, with Highest Honors

BA, Economics, Yale University, Summa Cum Laude

Publications & Media

Videos 

Ways to Innovate at Apple and Google

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Amazon & Open Services Innovation

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A Look Inside the Corporate Business Model Innovation program

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What is Open Innovation?

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Airbnb & Open Services Innovation

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Books 

Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology

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Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era

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Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape

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Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm

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New Frontiers in Open Innovation

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VIEW MORE
Papers & Articles 

Open Innovation and Avoiding the Commodity Trap

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Crowdsourcing reveals life-saving potential in global health research

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Berkeley-Haas’ Henry Chesbrough on ‘Open Innovation

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Closing the Innovation Gap on a Global Scale

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The Thought Leader Interview: Henry Chesbrough

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Berkeley Professor Explains How The 'Fortress' Corporate Office Is Dead

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American Competitiveness - an Open Innovation Perspective

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Awards & Honors 
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate from Universitat de Vic, 2014
  • Leading Through Innovation Award, 2009
  • Book Open Business Models named one of Top Ten Books on Innovation by BusinessWeek magazine, 2006
  • Named as one of the Scientific American Top 50 Business and Technology leaders for 2003
  • Book Open Innovation named Best Business Book on Innovation by Strategy and Business magazine in 2003
  • Received NEDO/METI scholarship for research on spin-offs, March, 2003
  • Appointed Sasakawa Foundation Research Fellow, Haas School of Business, January 2002, and January 2003
  • Appointed Class of 1961 Fellow, Harvard Business School, 1999
  • Awarded Robert Noyce Memorial Fellowship in Industrial Competitiveness from the Intel Foundation, 1995-1997
  • Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor at UC Berkeley, May, 1996
Academic Background 

PhD, Business Administration and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

MBA, Stanford University, with Highest Honors

BA, Economics, Yale University, Summa Cum Laude

Publications & Media

Videos 

Ways to Innovate at Apple and Google

WATCH VIDEO

Amazon & Open Services Innovation

WATCH VIDEO

A Look Inside the Corporate Business Model Innovation program

WATCH VIDEO

What is Open Innovation?

WATCH VIDEO

Airbnb & Open Services Innovation

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Books 

Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology

VIEW BOOK

Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era

VIEW BOOK

Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape

VIEW BOOK

Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm

VIEW BOOK

New Frontiers in Open Innovation

VIEW BOOK
VIEW MORE
Papers & Articles 

Open Innovation and Avoiding the Commodity Trap

VIEW PAPER

Crowdsourcing reveals life-saving potential in global health research

VIEW PAPER

Berkeley-Haas’ Henry Chesbrough on ‘Open Innovation

VIEW PAPER

Closing the Innovation Gap on a Global Scale

VIEW PAPER

The Thought Leader Interview: Henry Chesbrough

VIEW PAPER

Berkeley Professor Explains How The 'Fortress' Corporate Office Is Dead

VIEW PAPER

American Competitiveness - an Open Innovation Perspective

VIEW PAPER
VIEW MORE