harhoff_quProf. Dipl.-Ing Dietmar Harhoff, M.P.A, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Innovation Research,
Technology Management and Entrepreneurship


Prof. Dietmar Harhoff is Professor of Business Administration at the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) Munich. He ist the Director of the Institute of Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (INNO-tec) and a Co-Director of the ODEON Center for Entrepreneurship at LMU.

After graduating with a Diploma degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dortmund, Dietmar Harhoff began his professional career as a research engineer in Great Britain and Germany. From 1985 to 1987, he was a McCloy Scholar at Harvard University and graduated with an M.P.A degree in 1987. He concluded his Ph.D. studies at MIT in 1991 with a dissertation on research incentives and voluntary information revelation. He then joined the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and became the Associate Scientific Director of ZEW in 1995. He concluded his habilitation in economics in 1996 at the University of Mannheim.

In 1998 he joined LMU’s School of Management in his current position. Dietmar Harhoff’s research focuses on issues in innovation and entrepreneurship research, industrial economics, and technology management and has been published in a large number of book and journal articles. He serves as an advisor to a number of public and private organizations.


Prof. Dietmar Harhoff is based at the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Kaulbachstr. 45, D-80339 Munich