Visiting Scholars

The Garwood Center will not be accepting  additional visiting scholars until the Fall of 2016. 

ElshiFukushimapng Eishi Fukushima, Visiting Scholar (April 2014 – March 2015) Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, IBI Sponsor: Professor Henry Chesbrough Eishi Fukushima is a Professor in Business Administration since April 2010 to date in the Faculty of Business Administration, Hosei University. He holds a Ph.D. in Commerce and Management from Hitotsubashi University (2000). He has conducted historical industry research about the development process of businesses in emergent era in Japan. His fields of interest include renewal of firm strategy, innovation process inside and between organizations, dynamism of emergence and transformation of industries, and history of management thought. His current research topic involves a study of firms’ efforts to refocus businesses in relation with innovation against environmental change.


Sohyeong Kim, Postdoctoral Scholar (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014). Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, IBI. Sponsor:  Professor Henry Chesbrough Sohyeong Kim is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation.  Her research focuses on how a business ecosystem is created, evolved, and sustained over time in the lens of open innovation.  The industry she studies includes culinary services and electric vehicles.  She has B.A. in Psychology from Korea University, and M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.


Thomas Kohler, Visiting Scholar (August 2013 – August 2015) Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, IBI Sponsor: Professor Henry Chesbrough Thomas Kohler is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Hawaii Pacific University. Thomas Kohler explores how organizations can use crowdsourcing to create social innovation. His previous research has been published in journals such as the MIS Quarterly, Technovation and the Harvard Business Manager.


Tobias Weiblen, Visiting Student Researcher (January – September 2014) Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. Sponsor: Professor Henry Chesbrough Tobias Weiblen is PhD student and research associate at the Institute of Technology Management, University of St Gallen, Switzerland and a visiting student researcher at IBI since Janury 2014. After obtaining his diploma in business administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany, in 2006 he worked as a business process consultant for SAP, supporting clients from different industries in supply chain optimization and supplier collaboration initiatives. His research interests include open and partner-based business models.


Ann-Kristin Zobel, Postdoctoral Scholar (July 2013 – June 2015) Institute for Business Innovation, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. Sponsor: Professor Henry ChesbroughAnn-Kristin received her Bachelor degree in ‘International Business’ and her Master degree in ‘Business Research’ at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Subsequently, she continued in Maastricht with her dissertation research on ‘Open Innovation: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective’ at the School of Business and Economics. During her studies, she spent some time abroad as a visiting student at Simon Frasier University (Vancouver) and as a visiting researcher at University of California (Berkeley). As of July 2013, Ann-Kristin works as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Institute for Business Innovation. Ann-Kristin’s main research interests are open innovation, dynamic capabilities & processes, as well as intellectual property rights & contracts.


Visiting Scholars Program

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014 – 2015

Mohi Ahmed  Fujitsu  Japan 1/14 – 12/14
Eishi Fukushima

Hosei University

 Japan 4/14 – 3/15
Colin Hazley Aalto University  Finland 1/14 – 9/14
Neil Kay Heriot-Watt University  United Kingdom 2/14 – 8/15

Thomas Kohler

Hawaii Pacific University

 United States 8/13 – 8/15

Karsten Zimmermann

University of Hamburg  Germany 4/14 – 7/14
 Ann-Kristin Zobel Maastricht University  The Netherlands 7/13 – 6/15