Prof. Dr. Dries Faems holds the Chair of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technological Transformation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He also is a Visiting Professor at the LUISS Business School in Rome. Before joining the WHU, he was Assistant Professor (2007-2009) and Associate Professor (2009-2011) at the University of Twente and Full Professor Innovation & Organization at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen (2011-2018). He holds a masters degree in Commercial Engineering (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2001, magna cum laude) and became Doctor in Applied Economics (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, June 2006) with a thesis titled: “Collaboration for Innovation: Processes of Governance and Learning in R&D Alliances.” He has published papers in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Organization Studies, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. His current research focuses on collaboration for innovation. In particular, he studies how alliance activities influence firms´ innovation and financial performance and how firms can effectively manage different types of open innovation strategies. Dries Faems has been Associate Editor (2012-2013) and General Editor (2014- 2018) of the Journal of Management Studies. At the moment, he is Consulting Editor of the Journal of Management Studies. In addition, he is a member of the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Trust Research. He also acted as Guest Editor of a special issue on intellectual property management at the California Management Review.