Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl

University of Mannheim
Chair of Organization and Innovation
68161 Mannheim
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Email: hoisl(at)

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Management
  • Labor Mobility
  • Creativity and Inventiveness
  • IP Strategy


Since November 1, 2015, Karin Hoisl has held the Chair of Organization and Innovation at the University of Mannheim. Between March and October, 2015, she held a Minerva Fast Track Position (W2) at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (5-year stipend for a research position). Since November 2014, she has been holding a 15% professorship (Professor in the Economics and Management of Inventive Processes) at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics. Between January 2011 and February 2015, she was Hans-Sauer-Foundation Junior Professor of „Invention Processes and Intellectual Property“ at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Germany. Between November 2013 and February 2015, during a part-time (50%) leave from her position at LMU, she took over a 50% senior research fellow position at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. Her academic degrees Diplom-Betriebswirt (Master in Management) and Dr. oec. publ. (PhD) are both from LMU.

Selected Publications

  • Hoisl, Karin / Mariani, Myriam (2015). It’s a men’s job - Income and the gender gap in industrial research, Management Science, forthcoming.
  • Hoisl, Karin / Stelzer, Tobias / Biala, Stefanie (2015). Forecasting Technology Discontinuities in the ICT Industry, Research Policy, 44(2): 522-532.
  • Wagner, Stefan / Hoisl, Karin / Thoma, Grid (2014). Overcoming localization of knowledge – the role of professional service firms, Strategic Management Journal, 35(11): 1671–1688
  • Davis, Lee N. / Davis, Jerome / Hoisl, Karin (2013). Leisure time invention, Organization Science, 24(5): 1439–1458.
  • Gruber, Marc / Harhoff, Dietmar / Hoisl, Karin (2013). Knowledge Recombination across Technological Boundaries: Scientists versus Engineers, Management Science, 59(4): 837-851
  • Harhoff, Dietmar / Hoisl, Karin / Reichl, Bettina / van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Bruno (2009). Patent Validation at the Country Level - The Role of Fees and Translation Costs, Research Policy, 38(9): 1397-1504.
  • Harhoff, Dietmar / Hoisl, Karin (2007). Institutionalized Incentives for Ingenuity - Patent Value and the German Employees' Invention Act, in: Research Policy 36 (8): 1143-1162.
  • Giuri P. / Mariani M. / Brusoni S. / Crespi G. / Francoz D. / Gambardella A. / Garcia-Fontes W. / Geuna A. / Gonzales R. / Harhoff D. / Hoisl K. / Lebas C. / Luzzi A. / Magazzini L. / Nesta L. / Nomaler O. / Palomeras N. / Patel P. / Romanelli M. / B. Verspagen (2007). Inventors and Invention Processes. Results from the PatVal-EU Survey, in: Research Policy 36 (8): 1107-1127.
  • Hoisl, Karin (2007). Tracing Mobile Inventors - The Causality between Inventor Mobility and Inventor Productivity, in: Research Policy 36 (5): 619-636.