René Bohnsack

Assistant Professor

René Bohnsack, PhD, is Associate Professor for Strategy and Innovation at Católica-Lisbon. René researches the diffusion of technologies and how business models can accelerate diffusion. He has published his research in the best international management and innovation journals (Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, California Management Review, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, etc.), presented his research at top international conferences, received the Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management ONE Division 2019, the Best Paper Award in Sustainable Entrepreneurship in 2016, and the 3rd prize for the best innovation management paper 2013. René’s current research focuses on business models, the digital transformation of industries and the role of international market design on business modelling. He shared the findings of his research in an acclaimed TEDx talk in 2019.

Also, Dr. Bohnsack is the founder and head of the Smart City Innovation Lab (SCIL) and the Business Model Design Lab (BMDL), multi-disciplinary research teams working on cutting-edge knowledge on business model innovation and business model teaching. The research of the group focuses on digital, sustainable and international business models and the application of AI for business model innovation. The labs employ currently six researchers who under René’s guidance are lead partners in three major R&D projects concerned with business modelling for digital multi-stakeholder ventures. Moreover, René consults companies on strategic issues related to business modelling, digitalization and internationalization. In total, SCIL and BMDL collaborate with 40+ companies across Europe. René and the team of BMDL is also hosting the award-winning platform Venturely, a unique platform for business modelling.

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Driving the electric bandwagon: The dynamics of incumbents' sustainable innovation

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Christina Bidmon & René Bohnsack
Kolk, A., Pinkse, J., Business Strategy and the Environment (early view), 2020
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Driving the electric bandwagon: The dynamics of incumbents' sustainable innovation

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
René Bohnsack, Business Strategy and the Environmen…, 2020
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What the hack? A growth hacking taxonomy and practical applications for firms

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
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Local niches and firm responses in sustainability transitions: The case of low-emission vehicles in China

Bohnsack, R., Technovation (forthcoming), 2018
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Local niches and firm responses in sustainability transitions: The case of low-emission vehicles in China

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
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Entrepreneurial orientation and its effect on sustainability decision tradeoffs: The case of sustainable fashion firms

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
DiVito, L., Journal of Business Venturin…, 2017
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Value Propositions for Disruptive Technologies: Reconfiguration Tactics in the Case of Electric Vehicles

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
René Bohnsak and Pinkse , J., California Management Revie…, 2017
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The institutional evolution process of the global solar industry: The role of public and private actors in creating institutional shifts

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Bohnsack, R., Environmental Innovation and Societal Transition…, 2016
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Timing-based business models for flexibility creation in the electric power sector

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Helms, T., Energy Polic…, 2016
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Catching recurring waves: Low-emission vehicles, international policy developments and firm innovation strategies

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Bohnsack, R., Technological Forecasting and Social Chang…, 2015
Other

Deriving vehicle-to-grid business models from consumer preferences

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Bohnsack, R., 28th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition 2015, EVS 201…, 2015
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Business models for sustainable technologies: Exploring business model evolution in the case of electric vehicles

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Bohnsack, R., Research Polic…, 2014
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The role of public and private protection in disruptive innovation: The automotive industry and the emergence of low-emission vehicles

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Pinkse, J., Journal of Product Innovation Managemen…, 2014
Other

From Green it to sustainable value: The path-dependent construction of sustainable innovation

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Van Osch, W., Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 201…, 2010