Henry Lopez

Assistant Professor
Organization, Leadership, Strategy and Entrepreneurship , Jönköping International Business School
PhD in Business Administration

Henry Lopez-Vega, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Jönköping Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University, Sweden. Prior to join JIBS, he was a lecturer in the department of management and engineering (IEI–FEK) at Linköping University, Sweden. Henry has a MSc and a Ph.D. from ESADE Business School, Spain. Henry's research contributes to the burgeoning discussions on the implementation of open innovation, digital innovation and foreign R&D investments. In his research about open innovation, Henry has studied firms such as Philips, Swarovski, Natura Cosmetics and their strategies to search and integrate knowledge; renewal of corporate strategy; and benefits of science-based and market-based partners. In his studies about digitalization, Henry is studying the effect of digitalization in the automotive, forest and media industries using cognitive and institutional theories. Finally, Henry’s research about R&D investments focus on innovation strategies of MNEs in emerging markets. For example, one project is studying how and when did the Brazilian economic crisis affect innovation activities of subsidiaries, from Swedish MNEs, in Brazil. Until now, Henry’s research has been published in leading innovation journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, R&D management.  In Sweden, he received research funding from Vinnova, Riksbanken, STINT, Wallenberg and Wallander foundations.

Google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=GS48TbkAAAAJ&hl=sv


Gomes, L., Lopez-Vega, H., Facin, A. (2020). Playing chess or playing poker?: Assessment of uncertainty propagation in open innovation projects International Journal of Project Management.
Dąbrowska, J., Lopez-Vega, H., Ritala, P. (2019). Waking the sleeping beauty: Swarovski’s open innovation journey R &D Management, 49(5), 775-788.
Markowska, M., Lopez-Vega, H. (2018). Entrepreneurial storying: Winepreneurs as crafters of regional identity stories International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 19(4), 282-297.
Silveira, F., Sbragia, R., Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F. (2017). Determinants of reverse knowledge transfer for emerging market multinationals: The role of complexity, autonomy and embeddedness Revista de Administração, 52(2), 176-188.
Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F., Vanhaverbeke, W. (2016). Where and how to search?: Search paths in open innovation Research Policy, 45(1), 125-136.
Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F., Sbragia, R. (2014). The role of Brazilian subsidiary R&D in Swedish MNEs: – towards tropicalized innovations? Management of innovation and technology, 6-8 Göteborg: Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology (IMIT) .
Du, J., Leten, B., Vanhaverbeke, W., Lopez-Vega, H. (2014). When Research Meets Development: Antecedents and Implications of Transfer Speed The Journal of product innovation management, 31(6), 1181-1198.
Melander, L., Lopez-Vega, H. (2013). Impact of technological uncertainty in supplier selection for NPD collaborations: Literature review and a case study International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (IJTIP), 9(4), 323-339.
Lopez-Vega, H., Ramis-Puyol, J. (2011). Connecting the Mediterranean system of innovation: A functional perspective EuroMed Journal of Business, 6(1), 46-62.

Book chapter

Podmetina, D., Soderquist, K., Dąbrowska, J., Hafkesbrink, J., Lopez-Vega, H. (2016). Industrial needs for open innovation education. In: Anne-Laure Mention, Arie P. Nagel, Joachim Hafkesbrink, Justyna Dąbrowska (Ed.), Innovation education reloaded: Nurturing skills for the future : The open innovation handbook (pp. 42 -60).
Lopez-Vega, H., Celadon, K., Sbragia, R. (2016). Öppen innovation på tillväxtmarknader. In: Nicolette Lakemond & Fredrik Tell (Ed.), Öppen innovation: i teori och praktik (pp. 55 -74). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB

Conference paper

Gillmore, E., Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F. (2020). Reconsidering Bartlett & Ghoshal’s role typology: a sense-making approach to subsidiary role change. 40th Annual Strategic Management Society Conference, October 24-27, 2020, London, United Kingdom.
Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F., Gillmore, E. (2020). Subsidiary role change during a local economic crisis: A sensemaking approach. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 7-11, 2020, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Ots, M., Lopez-Vega, H., Johansson, A. (2019). Stretching the knowledge boundaries of the firm: How local newspapers reinvent organizational practices in a digital world. European Media Management Association Conference, "Media Management and Actionable Knowledge: The Relationship between Theory and Practice", Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, June 5-9.
Lopez-Vega, H., Lakemond, N. (2019). Why don't endowments of unique natural ressoruces lead to innovation? Aligning strategy, processes and resources to build innovation capabilities. 2019 Global Gathering of PRME Community RMER - Responsible Management Education Research Multistakeholder Engagement for Agenda 2030.
Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F., Gillmore, E. (2019). Dancing with an economic turmoil in emerging markets: A Longitudinal Study of Subsidiary Role Change in Swedish R&D Subsidiaries. Academy of International Business (AIB).
Lopez-Vega, H., Ots, M. (2019). How digitalization disrupts boundaries: Organizational and individual knowledge boundaries. Organizing in the Era of Digital Technology 2019: Hosted by: Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, ETH Zurich.
Lopez-Vega, H., Lakemond, N., Garnica, L., Hashiba, L. (2018). Open Innovation in Emerging Markets and New Capabilities Generation. Manchester: The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), ISPIM innovation conference, 17-20 June, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.
Lopez-Vega, H., Dabrowska, J., Ritala, P. (2017). How to Implement Open Innovation in Practice?: A Case Study of a Cultural Transition. 2017 R&D Management Conference, Leuven, 1-5 July, 2017..
Lopez-Vega, H., Lakemond, N. (2017). Open innovation in emerging markets: The connection of strategy and capabilities. 33rd EGOS Colloquium: The Good Organization, Copenhagen, July 6-8, 2017..
Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F. (2017). Subsidiary Strategies of MNCs in emerging economies: The case of Brazil. DRUID Academy Conference 2017, Odense, January 18-20, 2017..
Dabrowska, U., Podmetina, D., Albats, E., Lopez-Vega, H., Teplov, R. (2017). Where lies the difference between open innovation adopters and non-adopters?. 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, August 4-8, 2017..
Lopez-Vega, H., Markowska, M. (2017). Winemakers as storytellers: The role of storying in the transformation of a regional identity. DRUID Academy Conference 2017, Odense, January 18-20, 2017..
Lopez-Vega, H., Lakemond, N. (2016). The Cogs And Wheels Of Open Innovation: The Role Of Mechanisms In the Capability Lifecycle. 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
Lopez-Vega, H., Markowska, M., Izquierdo, E., Caicedo, G., Lasio, V. (2014). Value creation in mid-range emerging economies: Exploring SMEs strategies. 31st Anniversary of The Business Association of Latin American Studies Annual Convention, April 9-12, 2014, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Markowska, M., López-Vega, H. (2013). Wine makers as cultural entrepreneurs: The tensions in crafting collective identity stories. Capitalism in Question: 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, August 9-13, 2013..


Chesbrough, H., Vanhaverbeke, W., Bakici, T., Lopez-Vega, H. (2011). Open Innovation and Public Policy in Europe. Brussels: Science|Business