My Research

About Me

I am currently working as a lecturer at the National University of Ireland Maynooth School of Business.

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My Research

My Research

In my research I am analyzing real world phenomena with a particular focus on collaboration, networks, and innovation in knowledge intense industries.

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My Teaching

My Teaching

In my teaching I aim to enable students to develop their knowledge and their skills in the fields of organizational strategy as well as technology and innovation management.

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Paper Presentation at the Gothenburg Conference on Deciphering the New Challenges to Universities

I recently presented the paper “Unlocking the importance of alliance partners for the quality and impact of company publications” at the Gothenburg Conference on “Deciphering the New Challenges to Universities”. The paper is collaborative work with Maureen McKelvey (University of Gothenburg). In this project we analyze the influence of the number as well as the organization type of alliance partners on the scientific quality and the scientific impact of firm publications.

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Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Design Summer Camp

I am delighted to contribute Maynooth University’s Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Design Summer Camp for students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th years of their secondary education. The camp offers a week-long ‘deep dive’ into the exciting world of design, innovation, new ventures, and startups. The program will over 5 days from August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017. Each day, they will be given inputs, ideas and mentoring to help develop ideas of how to address an innovation challenge. On the final day, students will be asked to present their team’s idea to a (friendly but expert) panel of academics and industry experts. […]

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Paper “Determinants of pharmaceutical innovation: the role of technological opportunities revisited” available online

My paper “Determinants of pharmaceutical innovation: the role of technological opportunities revisited” is now available online as a forthcoming article in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. In this paper I analyze the role of market size as well as of technological opportunities for pharmaceutical innovations. The empirical analyses reveal a rather robust and significantly positive response of the number of new pharmaceuticals, i.e., new molecular entities or new drug approvals, to market size and technological opportunities. The paper is available here.

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Paper Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

I presented the paper “How do Networks Affect Knowledge Generation for Drug Development? – A Study of Investigator Networks, Knowledge Domains, and Knowledge Generation” at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The paper is collaborative work with Pablo D’Este (INGENIO Valencia), Maureen McKelvey (University of Gothenburg), and Anne Assmus (University of Passau). The authors analyse whether the interplay of structural holes and actors’ knowledge domains affects the production of new scientific knowledge in clinical trials.

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Receiving Best Reviewer Award of the Technology and Innovation Management Division

I am delighted to announce that I will be awarded with the Best Reviewer Award of the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management Division (TIM). The TIM Division grants the Best Reviewer Award to a small group of reviewers who provided high quality and highly constructive feedback during the review process in preparation of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Dr Rake will receive the award during the Business Meeting of the division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Atlanta in August 2017. The Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management is one […]

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