Linus Dahlander


Linus Dahlander is a professor with tenure at ESMT Berlin. He is also the holder of the Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation. Linus joined ESMT in January 2011 as an assistant professor. He received his PhD in Technology Management and Economics from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2006. From 2006 to 2008, Linus was an assistant professor and an Advanced Institute of Management Research Fellow with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School in the UK. From 2008 to 2010, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

Linus teaches classes for MBAs, EMBAs, executives as well as PhD students on innovation, entrepreneurship, and networks. He is also a consultant and advisor to startups, large multinationals as well as government organizations on issues around innovation and networks. He was recognized as one of the Best 40 Under 40 Professors by Poets & Quants in 2017.

His ongoing research investigates how new ideas and innovations are developed in networks and communities. The ongoing projects use large-scale analysis of networks, which he integrates with a deeper appreciation for what content flows through networks. Linus seeks to study novel questions which can advance the academic literature, while at the same time focus on issues that can affect how managers think about their business to help them make better decisions.

His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal among others. He has a Google Scholar profile and a Researcher ID. His published papers are uploaded to ResearchGate.

He served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal in the 2013-2016 editorial team.


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