Matthias Fink

IFI@JKU - Institute for Innovation Management

  • About Matthias

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Fink

    Matthias Fink is vice head of the Institute of Innovation at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria and a Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at ARU Cambridge, UK. In addition he is academic director of two MBA programs at LIMAK Austrian Business School.
    Matthias previously worked as a Professor for International Small Business Management and Innovation at Leuphana Univerity Lüneburg Germany and was Researcher at the Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship as well as Head of the Research Institute for Liberal Professions at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. Matthias holds a Ph.D. and a postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and was a Visiting Professor at several universities e.g. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain and University of Twente, The Netherlands. His research concerns Strategy as Practice (SAP) in the context of innovation (generation of novel processes and valuable market offerings), socio-technical transformation (interplay between social change, technological progress and business models) and business venturing (in new and established organizations) with an emphasis on three underlying challenges (1) overcoming behavioural uncertainty with interpersonal trust, (2) bridging the gap between intention and action, and (3) responsibility of socially, regionally and temporally embedded actors. I address these challenges with a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods with the aim to generate impact on theory, practice and policy.
    His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Banking and Finance, British Journal of Management, Regional Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, as well as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Additionally, he has published four monographs, two edited volumes and has guest edited several special issues to international journals. He serves as associate editor for Technology Forecasting and Social Change as well as Journal of Small Business Management.



Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria

Institute of Innovation Management (IFI)
Managementzentrum, 3rd floor
Room: MZ 305B

phone: +43 732 2468 4420