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Rainer Harms

  • Rainer Harms has been at HSE University since 2019.

Education and Degrees

  • 2003

    University of Münster

  • 2000

    University of Münster


Participates in research activities of the Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK)

Interacts with the Laboratory/ISSEK research staff in their studies and academic writing

Develops international relations of the laboratory

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)


Research articles

Gast J., Gundolf K., Harms R., Collado E.M.: Knowledge management and coopetition: How do cooperating competitors balance the needs to share and protect their knowledge? Industrial Marketing Management [2017 SSCI IF 3.678, S]

Koller M., Floh A., Gartner J., Fink M., Harms R.: Effective entrepreneurial marketing on face-book – A longitudinal study. Journal of Business Research [2016 SSCI IF 3.354, VHB-B, S]

Zalewska-Kurek K., Harms R.: Tension between autonomy and interdependence in university-industry research: The case of Dutch collaborative PhD projects. Review of Managerial Science [2016 SSCI IF: 1.266]

Gast J., Filser M., Rigtering C, Harms R., Kraus S., Chang M.-L. (2018): Configurations of soci-oemotional wealth that boost radical innovativeness in family firms: A fuzzy set qualitative com-parative analysis. Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 53-67 [2017 SSCI IF: 3.248, S], doi 10.1111/jsbm.12389 

Marinakis Y., Harms R., Milne B.T., Walsh S. (2018): Cyborged ecosystems: Scenario planning, Participatory technology assessment of a potentially Rosennan-complex technology. Ecological Complexity, Vol. 35, p. 98-105 [2016 SSCI-IF 1.784]

Marinakis Y., Harms R., Ahluwalia S, Walsh S. (2017): Explaining product adoption and diffu-sion at the Base of the Pyramid. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 345-365

Simon F.; Harms R., Schiele H.: Managing corporate-startup relationships: What matters for entrepreneurs? Accepted by International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing

Hughes M. Filser M., Harms R., Kraus S., Chang M.-L., Cheng C.F. (2017): Family firm configurations for high performance: the role of entrepreneurship and ambidexterity. British Journal of Management. Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 595-612. [2016 SSCI IF: 2.982, S]

Jie, S., Harms R. (2017): Cross-cultural competence and international entrepreneurial intention: An indication for entrepreneurship education. Education Research International

Bondarouk T., Harms R., Lepak D. (2017): Does e-HRM lead to better HRM service? The International Journal of Human Resource Management Vol. 28, No. 9, pp. 1332-1362. [2016 SSCI IF 1.650, S]

Breitenecker R., Harms R., Wehy A., Maresch D., Kraus S. (2017): When the difference makes a difference – The regional embeddedness of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Vol. 29, No. 1-2, pp. 71-93. [2016 SSCI IF 1.776, S]

Marinakis Y., Harms R., Walsh S. (2016): The precautionary principle: What is it, where did it come from, and how should we use it? Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research. Vol 3, No. 1, pp. 1-13

Harms R., Groen A. (2016): Loosen up? Cultural tightness and national entrepreneurial activity. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2016.04.013 [2016 SSIC IF 2.625, S]

Maresch D., Harms R., Kailer N, Wimmer-Wurm B. (2016): The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention of students in science and engineering versus business studies university programs. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Vol. 104, pp. 172-179. [2016 SSCI IF 2.624, S].

Harms R., Linton J. (2016): Willingness to pay for refurbished products: On the joint effect of refurbishing and eco-certification. Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 893-904 [2016 SSCI IF 4.124].

Maresch D., Fink M., Harms R. (2016): When patents matter: The impact of competition and patent age on the performance contribution of Intellectual Property Rights protection. Techno-vation. Vol. 57-58, pp. 14-20 [2016 SSCI IF: 3.265, S]

Harms R., Marinakis Y., Walsh S.T. (2015): Lean Startup for materials ventures and other science-based ventures: Under what conditions is it useful?. Translational Materials Research

Ratinho T., Harms R., Walsh S.T. (2015): Structuring the technology entrepreneurship publication landscape: Making sense out of chaos. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Vol. 100, pp. 168-175 [2016 SSCI IF 2.624, S]

Harms R. (2015): Self-regulated learning, team learning and project performance in Entrepre-neurship Education: Learning in a Lean Startup environment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Vol. 100, pp. 21-28 (DOI:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.02.007) [2016 SSCI IF 2.624, S]

Parastuty, Z., Breitenecker R., Schwarz E.J., Harms R. (2015): Theory of organizational change: A review of theories used in explaining why and how young firms change. Review of Managerial Science [2016 SSCI IF 1.226]

Hatak I, Harms R., Fink M. (2015): Age, job identification, and entrepreneurial intention. Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 30, No.1, pp. 38-53. [2016 SSCI IF 1.195]

Harms R., Kraus S., Luck F., Walsh S. (2014): On the motivational drivers of gray entrepreneurship: an exploratory study. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 89, pp. 358-365. [2016 SSCI IF 2.624, S]

Schiele H., Harms R., Banerjee S. (2014): Making Cluster research actionable for International Management research: A cluster-based portfolio approach illustrated with the case of TATA. European Journal of International Management, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 106-125. [2011 SSCI IF 0.474]



Harms R. (2004): Entrepreneurship in Wachstumsunternehmen - Unternehmerisches Management als Erfolgsfaktor. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag


Book chapters

Parastuty Z., Breitenecker R., Schwarz E.J., Harms R. (2016): Exploring the reasons and ways to exit: the entrepreneur perspective. In: Bögenhold D., Bonnet J., Dejardin M., Garcia D. (Eds.). Contemporary Entrepreneurship: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Innovation and Growth, Springer International, Switzerland, pp. 159-172.

Harms R. (2015): Modularized Innovation and Entrepreneurship education: A case history from the University Twente. In: Remenyi, D. (Ed.). The ECIE Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards 2015 book. Reading, UK, pp. 25-34.

Walsh S., Tierney R., Tolfree D., Marinakis Y., Vora G., White C., Harms R. (2015): Introduction to technology roadmapping and its evolution to landscaping. In: Walsh et al. (Eds.): The pharmaceutical landscape. Industry – technology-diagnostics-instrumentation-drug delivery. A new form of roadmapping. MANCEF, Naples, Fl., pp. 6-17.

Tierney R., Chavez V., Curran S., Saile V., Mani H.S., Mangematin V. Saint S.S, Elders J., Harms R. (2015): Technology roadmapping and landscaping: developing new roadmapping processes and components. In: Walsh et al. (Eds.): The pharmaceutical landscape. Industry–technology-diagnostics-instrumentation-drug delivery. A new form of roadmapping. MANCEF, Naples, Fl., pp. 27-65.


G-Forum 2020, KIT Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany (online), 1 October 2020. Presentation: "Effectuation and corporate venturing in established firms – a systematic literature review".

Harms R. Lean Startup Principles and Implementation in Utwente Eship Education. 4th International BioSC Symposium, Cologne, Germany, 18.11.2019

Harms R., Schwery M (2018): Does Lean Startup work? G-Forum, Stuttgart 10.10.2018 – 12.10.2018

Fink M., Hatak I., Harms R., Gartner J. (2018): How context matters in the relationship be-tween ethical research decisions and research productivity among business scholars. Ren-contres de St. Gall, 03.09.2018

Jie S., Harms R. (2018): Capabilities and international startups’ international performance. A systematic literature review. AoM conference, Chicago, 10.08.2018 - 14.08.2018

Koers D.M., Groen A.J., Englis P.D., Harms R. (2018): Barriers to social entrepreneurship by refugees: An explorative study how prior experience, personal unmet needs and unique life experiences influence prosocial orientation. HTSF 2018, Groningen, 27.06.2018 - 28.06.2018

Jie S., Harms R. (2018): Capabilities and international startups’ international performance – Categorization model and a systematic literature review. EURAM 2018, Reykjavik, 20.06.2018 - 23.06.2018

Jie S., Harms R. (2018): Dynamic capability vs. substantive capability: Frameworks of categorization and a systematic literature review. IACME conference, Wuhan, 13.06.2018 - 17.06. 2018

Simon F., Harms R., Schiele H. (2018): External knowledge from startups: Search strate-gies and radical innovation capabilities, ISPIM conference, Stockholm, 17.06.2018 - 20.06.2018

Simon F., Delke V., Schiele H., Harms R. (2018): Identifying partners outside existing networks. IPSERA conference, Athens, 27.03.2018

Harms R., Schwery M (2018): Does Lean Startup work? Lean Startup Summit Europe, Amsterdam, 20.03.2018 - 21.03.2018 [Invited presentation]

Koller M., Floh A., Gartner J., Fink M., Harms R. (2017): A longitudinal test of the effects of celebrity endorser credibility on brand image and purchase intention. Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, 8.8.2017 - 10.8.2017

Hatak I., Harms R., Gartner J. (2017): Academic misconduct and research productivity of business scholars: Researchers’ moral posture in the context of autonomy and competition. Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, 04.08.2017 - 08.08.2017

Walsh S.T. Marinakis Y., Harms R. (2017): Sensors and Sensors Systems Technology Diffusion. PICMET, Portland, 09.07.2017 - 13.07.2017

Simon F., Schiele H., Harms R. (2017): NTBFs and corporate partners: Which factors influence the willingness of NTBF to collaborate with corporates? IPSERA conference, 09.04.2017 - 12.04.2017

Filser M., Hughes M., Kraus S., Harms R., Cheng C.F. (2017): Entrepreneurial orientation, exploration, exploitation and family influence: A fsqca analysis of family firm performance. ACERE conference, Melbourne, 07.02.2017 -10.02.2017

Editorial board membership

  • 2018: Deputy Editor-in-chief, Journal of Small Business Management.

  • 2016: Member of the Editorial Council, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Since 2011: Reviewer Board, Working paper series on SME-Management & Entrepreneurship, WU Vienna

Since 2010: Associate Editor, Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship (Duncker & Humblot)

Since 2008: Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Entrepre-neurship and Innovation (IP Publishers)

2015 - 2017: Associate Editor, Creativity & Innovation Management (Wiley)

2010 - 2014: Editor, Creativity & Innovation Management (Wiley)


Editing of special issues

2015: Editor of Special Issue on "Technology Entrepreneurship", Creativity & Innovation Management (2015, Vol. 24, No. 4, together with S. Walsh)

2012: Editor of Special Issue on "Strategic Entrepreneurship", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (2012, Vol. 18, No. 2, together with S. Walsh and A. Groen)

2010: Editor of Special Issue on "Cooperation and trust in the context of SME", International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2010, Vol. 11, No. 2, together with M. Fink)

2010: Editor of Special Issue on "Growth", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (2010, Vol. 1, No. 3, together with J. Scillitoe)

Employment history

Since 2019: National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Leading Research Fellow at the Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge

Since 2012: University of Twente, The Netherlands. Associate Professor at NIKOS (Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship)  

2008 - 2012: University of Twente, The Netherlands. Assistant Professor (tenure track) at NIKOS (Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship)

2007 - 2008: Klagenfurt University, Austria. Assistant to the Head of study administration, Faculty for Economic and Social Sciences

2006 - 2008: Klagenfurt University, Austria. Assistant Head of department at the Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

2003 - 2008: Klagenfurt University, Austria. Assistant Professor at the Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship 

2000 - 2003: WWU Münster, Germany. Research Associate at the Chair of Entrepreneurship

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