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Visiting researcher of Management

Hans Frankort is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business School, where he has been on the faculty since 2009. He also held visiting positions at UC Berkeley, the University of Toronto, and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He obtained a MSc, Cum Laude, from Eindhoven University of Technology and a PhD from Maastricht University. He also studied at the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business (2003) and worked at the European Foundation for Management Development in Brussels, Belgium (2005).

Hans’s main research focuses on the determinants and consequences of interorganizational relationships, with particular emphasis on research and development alliances in technology-intensive industries. His research was awarded the Robert J. Litschert Award in 2008 and a Distinguished Paper Award in 2011, both by the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management. Moreover, he was awarded two Research Prizes by Cass Business School (2011, 2015) and one by City, University of London (2011). He has published in such outlets as the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Research Policy.

Hans serves on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management Studies and he is a regular referee for other leading academic journals. He was awarded Outstanding Reviewer Awards by the BPS Division of the Academy of Management in 2010 and 2011. In addition, he served on the Research Committees of both the BPS and Organization and Management Theory Divisions and was one of the BPS Division’s Global Representatives.

Hans has taught strategy and quantitative methods courses across BSc, MSc, MBA, and PhD programs. He is a three-time recipient of Cass Business School's Teaching Award (2012, 2013, 2016) and he was shortlisted for a university-wide Learning Enhancement Award in 2016.

Hans lives in Bayswater, London, with his wonderful wife. Outside of work, he is an avid music collector.

Frankort, H.T.W.
2016. When does knowledge acquisition in R&D alliances increase new product development? The moderating roles of technological relatedness and
product-market competition. Research Policy, 45(1): 291-302.

Lanzolla, G. & Frankort, H.T.W. 2016. The online shadow of offline signals: Which sellers
get contacted in online B2B marketplaces? Academy of Management Journal, 59(1):

Frankort, H.T.W., Hagedoorn, J., & Letterie, W. 2016. Learning horizon and optimal alliance
formation. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 22(2):

Frankort, H.T.W.
2013. Open innovation norms and knowledge transfer in interfirm technology
alliances: Evidence from information technology, 1980-1999.
in Strategic Management,
30: 239-282.

  Frankort, H.T.W., Hagedoorn, J., & Letterie, W. 2012. R&D partnership portfolios and the
inflow of technological knowledge. Industrial and Corporate Change,
21(2): 507-537.

Frankort, H.T.W.
2011. Technology alliance governance, partner selection, and firm
innovativeness. In L. Toombs (Ed.),
Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of

Hagedoorn, J. & Frankort H.T.W. 2008. The gloomy side of embeddedness: The effects of
overembeddedness on inter-firm partnership formation. Advances in Strategic Management, 25: 503-530.

Frankort, H.T.W.
2008. Structural holes, technological resources, and innovation: A study of an
interfirm R&D network. In G. T. Solomon (Ed.),
Best Paper Proceedings of the
Academy of Management

Ulijn, J.M., Frankort,
H.T.W., & Uhlaner, L. 2007.
The influence of national
culture on cooperation attitudes in high technology start-ups.
In J.M. Ulijn, D. Drillon and F. Lasch
(Eds.), Entrepreneurship, Innovation
and Culture: the Emergence and Survival of High-Tech Ventures in Europe
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp.