Bart Leten

Bart studies corporate innovation strategies. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and his research has been published in various leading international journals and books on innovation management. His research has shown that firms can improve the efficiency of their innovation activities by constructing portfolios of related technologies and by making smart location choices for (new) innovation activities. Another key insight is that intellectual property (IP) plays a crucial role in open innovation strategies as IP arrangements determine the amount of value that open innovation partners can appropriate. His current research focuses on the effectiveness and management of open innovation projects (in close collaboration with Philips Research) and the renewed strategic role of corporate venturing.



Job Title : Associate Professor

Management Domain
Innovation Management

Teaching in
Masters in General Management
Full-time MBA Programme

Expert in
Strategic Innovation and R&D Management
Open innovation
Intellectual property (IP) strategies
Corporate Venturing

Profile

Bart Leten is Associate Professor of Innovation Management and Programme Director of our Masters in General Manamgent Programme.
Bart studies corporate innovation strategies. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and his research has been published in various leading international journals and books on innovation management. His research has shown that firms can improve the efficiency of their innovation activities by constructing portfolios of related technologies and by making smart location choices for (new) innovation activities. Another key insight is that intellectual property (IP) plays a crucial role in open innovation strategies as IP arrangements determine the amount of value that open innovation partners can appropriate. His current research focuses on the effectiveness and management of open innovation projects (in close collaboration with Philips Research) and the renewed strategic role of corporate venturingx.

 

Publications

Articles in refereed journals with impact

  • Leten B. Belderbos R. Van Looy B.  forthcoming. Entry and technological performance in new technology domains: Technological opportunities, technology competition and technological relatedness. Journal of Management Studies,

  • Della Malva A. Kelchtermans S. Leten B. Veugelers R.  2015. Basic science as a prescription for breakthrough inventions in the pharmaceutical industry. Journal of Technology Transfer, 40(4): 670-695.

  • Belderbos R. Cassiman B. Leten B. Van Looy B.  2014. Co-ownership of intellectual property: exploring the value-appropriation and value-creation implications of co-patenting with different partners. Research Policy, 43(5): 841-852.

  • Leten B. Landoni P. Van Looy B.  2014. Science or graduates: How do firms benefit from the proximity of universities?. Research Policy, 43(8): 1398-1412.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W. Lopez H.  2014. When Research Meets Development: Antecedents and Implications of Transfer Speed. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(6): 1181-1198.

  • Belderbos R. Van Roy V. Leten B. Thijs B.  2014. Academic research strengths and multinational firms' foreign R&D location decisions: Evidence from R&D investments in European regions. Environment and Planning A, 46(4): 920-942.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2014. Managing open innovation projects with science-based and market-based partners. Research Policy, 43(5): 828-840.

  • Leten B. Belderbos R. Suzuki S.  2013. How global is R&D? Firm-level determinants of home country bias in R&D. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(8): 765-786.

  • Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W. Roijakkers N. Van Helleputte J.  2013. IP Models to orchestrate innovation ecosystems: IMEC, a public research institute in nano-electronics. California Management Review, 55(4): 51-64.

  • Lecocq C. Leten B. Kusters J. Van Looy B.  2012. Do firms benefit from being present in multiple technology clusters? An assessment of the technological performance of biopharmaceutical firms. Regional Studies, 46(9): 1107-1119.

  • Belderbos R. Faems D. Leten B. Van Looy B.  2010. Technological activities and their impact on financial performance: exploitation and exploration within and between firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (27): 869-882.

  • Leten B. Belderbos R. Van Looy B.  2007. Technology diversification, coherence and performance of firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 24(6): 567-579.

Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Leten B. Van Dyck W.  2012. Corporate venturing: Strategies and success factors. Review of Business and Economic Literature, 57(4): 242-243.

Book Chapters

  • Vanhaverbeke W. Du J. Leten B. Aalders F.  2014. Exploring Open Innovation at the Level of R&D Projects. In: Chesbrough H. Vanhaverbeke W. West J. Ed. New Frontiers in Innovation Oxford University Press.

  • Leten B. Landoni P. Van Looy B.  2011. Developing technology in the vicinity of science: do firms benefit? An overview and empirical assessment on the level of Italian provinces. In: Colombo M. Grilli L. Piscitello L. Rossi-Lamastra C. Ed. Science and innovation policies for the new knowledge economy. (pp. 106-133).

  • Leten B. Kelchtermans S. Belderbos R.  2010. Do firms benefit from investing in Basic research? An empirical investigation for pharmaceutical firms. In: De Beule F. Nauwelaerts I. Innovation and Creativity: The Driving Force of Europe’s Economy? Edward Elgar Publishing.

Conference Presentations

  • Belderbos R. Kelchtermans S. Leten B. Colen L.  2014. Reaching for the stars: The contingent performance effects of basic research collaboration between firms and university star scientists. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society Special Conference, June 13-15, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Belderbos R. Kelchtermans S. Leten B. Colen L.  2014. Reaching for the stars: The contingent performance effects of basic research collaboration between firms and university star scientists. Paper presented at DRUID Conference, June 16-18, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Della Malva A. Kelchtermans S. Leten B. Veugelers R.  2014. Basic science as a prescription for breakthrough inventions in the pharmaceutical industry. Paper presented at DRUID Conference, June 16-18, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Belderbos R. Kelchtermans S. Leten B. Ugur N.  2014. The long march: The quest for valid text-based indicators for exploration and exploitation. Paper presented at DRUID Conference, June 16-18, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Core and Non-Core Technologies in R&D Collaborations. Paper presented at International Product Development Management Conference, June 1-1, Paris, France.

  • Leten B. Belderbos R. Kelchtermans S. Colen R.  2013. Reaching for the stars: conditions for successful research collaboration between pharmaceutical firms and academic star scientists. Paper presented at Research seminar at the University of Groningen, October 24-24, Groningen, the Netherlands.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Timing and R&D Collaboration in Research Projects. Paper presented at PhD Workshop, January 12-12,

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Core and Non-Core Technologies in R&D Collaborations. Paper presented at 73rd Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, August 9-13, Orlando, United States.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Timing and R&D Collaboration in Research Projects. Paper presented at Academy of Management Conference, August 1-1, Orlando, United States.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Core and Non-Core Technologies in R&D Collaborations. Paper presented at DRUID,

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. R&D Collaborations and Innovation Speed of Research Projects. Paper presented at DRUID,

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Speeding Up or Slowing Down? R&D Collaborations and Research Project Efficiency. Paper presented at International Product Development Management Conference, June 1-1, Paris, France.

  • Leten B. Belderbos R. Ugur N.  2013. Measuring the Validity of a Text Based Indicator for Technology Exploration & Exploitation Activities. Paper presented at European Conference for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, September 19-20, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Core and Non-Core Technologies in R&D Collaborations. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society Conference, January 12-12, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Timing and R&D Collaboration in Research Projects. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society Conference, March 1-1, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Lopez H. Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2013. Open Innovation and Speed of New Product Development. Paper presented at 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of management, August 9-13, Orlando, United States.

  • Leten B. Cassiman B. Belderbos R. Van Looy B. Faems D.  2013. Exploring the Value Appropriation and Value Creation Implications of Co-Patenting with Different Partners. Paper presented at European Conference for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, September 19-20, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2012. Managing R&D Collaborations in Research Projects. Paper presented at Research Policy Special Issue, June 1-1, London, United Kingdom.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2012. The Impact of R&D Collaborations on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of R&D Projects. Paper presented at International Product Development Management Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2012. Managing R&D Collaborations in Research Projects. Paper presented at International Conference on Innovation Management, November 1-1, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2012. Timing and R&D Collaboration in Research Projects. Paper presented at International Conference on Innovation Management, November 1-1, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2012. Timing and R&D Collaboration in Research Projects. Paper presented at DRUID Conference, June 1-1, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2012. Panacea or Hype, Does R&D Collaboration Improve NPD Performance. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Boston, United States.

  • Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W. Rojakkers N.  2012. Orchestrating innovation ecosystems through an IP-based business model: the case of IMEC, a world-class research institute in nano-electronics. Paper presented at Special issue workshop on Strategic IP for California Management Review, Munich,

  • Belderbos R. Cassiman B. Faems D. Leten B. Van Looy B.  2012. Sharing IP in open innovation/business models: exploring the relationship between co-patenting and the financial performance of firms. Paper presented at Special issue Workshop on Open Innovation for Research Policy,

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2012. The Impact of R&D Collaborations on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of R&D Projects. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society Conference, October 1-1, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Leten B. Belderbos R. Van Looy B. Geerts A.  2012. How to organize for ambidexterity? Testing the effectiveness of spatial ambidextrous organizational designs. Paper presented at Tilburg innovation Conference, Tilburg,

  • Leten B. Belderbos R. Cassiman B. Faems D. Van Looy B.  2012. Co-ownership of intellectual property: exploring the value creation and appropriation implications of co-patenting. Paper presented at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), November 7,

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2012. Does open innovation improve the performance of R&D projects?. Paper presented at Special issue on Workshop on Open innovation for Research Policy, June 25-26,

  • Du J. Leten B. Vanhaverbeke W.  2011. The Impact of R&D Collaborations on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of R&D Projects. Paper presented at MSI BRownbag seminar at KU Leuven,

  • Belderbos R. Leten B. Suzuki S.  2011. Determinants of the home country bias in R&D investments. Paper presented at DIME conference, April 6-8, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

  • Leten B. Kelchtermans S. Belderbos R.  2011. Internal basic research, external basic research and the technological performance of pharmaceutical firms. Paper presented at DIME conference, April 6-8, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

  • Belderbos R. Leten B. Suzuki S.  2011. Academic research, firm heterogeneity and foreign R&D locations of multinational firms. Paper presented at DRUID conference, September 27-28, Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Czarnitzki D. Hussinger K. Leten B.  2011. The market value of blocking patient citations. Paper presented at ZEW Conference on Economics of Innovation and Patenting, May 19-20, Mannheim, Germany.

  • Czarnitzki D. Hussinger K. Leten B.  2011. The market value of blocking patent citations. Paper presented at DRUID conference, September 27-28, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Research reports

  • Belderbos R. Sleuwaegen L. Veugelers R. Boiardi P. Leten B. Stroobants J.  2009. Market integration and technological leadership in Europe; Mapping market share positions, product market diversification, multinationality and technology scope and strength through the MSM methodology. 

Vlerick working papers

  • Leten B. Landoni P. Van Looy B.  2011. Education or scientific research: How do firms benefit from the proximity of universities. 2011