Henry Lopez

Assistant Professor

Business Administration , Jönköping International Business School

PhD in Business Administration


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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.

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Dąbrowska, J., Lopez-Vega, H., Ritala, P. (2019). Waking the sleeping beauty: Swarovski’s open innovation journey R &D Management, 49(5), 775-788. More information
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. More information
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 , 52(2), 176-188. More information
Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F., Vanhaverbeke, W. (2016). Where and how to search?: Search paths in open innovation Research Policy, 45(1), 125-136. More information
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) . More information
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. More information
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. More information
Lopez-Vega, H., Ramis-Puyol, J. (2011). Connecting the Mediterranean system of innovation: A functional perspective EuroMed Journal of Business, 6(1), 46-62. More information

Book chapter

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 More information
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). More information

Conference paper

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. More information
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. More information
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. More information
Lopez-Vega, H., Lakemond, N. (2019). Why don’t endowments of unique natural resources lead to innovation? Aligning strategy, processes, and resources to build innovation capabilitie. Academy of International Business. More information
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. More information
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). More information
Lopez-Vega, H., Ots, M. (2019). How do digital capabilities change institutionalised professionalpractices? A response from Swedish media companies. R&D Management Conference. More information
Lopez-Vega, H. (2018). Open innovation in emerging markets: a longitudinal study of the antecedents, micro-foundations, and outcomes of dynamic capabilities. DRUID18, Copenhagen, 11-13 June, 2018, Denmark. More information
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. More information
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.. More information
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.. More information
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.. More information
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.. More information
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.. More information
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. More information
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. More information
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.. More information


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