Linus Dahlander

ESMT Berlin

Professor (Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation) / Director of Research 


Linus joined ESMT in January 2011 as an assistant professor. He received his PhD in from Chalmers University of Technology and did a post doc at Stanford University. He was previously an assistant professor and an Advanced Institute of Management Research Fellow with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School.
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.
In his ongoing research he 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, and which 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 served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal in the 2013-2016 editorial team. He has a Google Scholar profile and a Researcher ID. His published papers are uploaded to ResearchGate.