René Bohnsack

Assistant Professor
René Bohnsack, PhD, is Assistant Professor for Strategy and Innovation and the Director of the Smart City Innovation Lab at CATÓLICA-LISBON. René’s research focuses on business models, international strategy and policy, and behaviour change for smart city technologies. Before joining CATÓLICA-LISBON René was Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School, he was adjunct faculty at the University of St. Gallen where he taught in the executive programme and he has been adjunct faculty in the Global Executive MBA programme at Alliance Manchester Business School. Also, René is the founder and director of the Smart City Innovation Lab (www.smartcityinnovationlab.com), a multi-disciplinary research team working on cutting edge smart city knowledge related to digital transformation in smart cities. He has founded several companies and is coordinator, work package leader and consultant respectively in several major European research projects that focus on smart cities. René has published his research in the top international innovation journals (Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, etc.), presented his research at numerous national and international conferences and institutions, received the 3rd price for the best innovation management paper 2013, the Best Paper Award in Sustainable Entrepreneurship in 2016, and won the Science Park New Idea Competition in 2011. He earned his doctorate from the University of Amsterdam and holds an MLitt in International Business from the University of St. Andrews, School of Management, Scotland.
Paper

Entrepreneurial orientation and its effect on sustainability decision tradeoffs: The case of sustainable fashion firms

DiVito, L. & Bohnsack, R., Journal of Business Venturing, 2017
CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
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Value propositions for disruptive technologies: Reconfiguration tactics in the case of electric vehicles

René Bohnsak and Pinkse , J., California Management Review (forthcoming), 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

Bohnsack, R., Pinkse, J. & Waelpoel, A., Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 2016
CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
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Timing-based business models for flexibility creation in the electric power sector

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

Bohnsack, R., Kolk, A. & Pinkse, J., Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2015
CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Other

Deriving vehicle-to-grid business models from consumer preferences

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

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

Pinkse, J., Bohnsack, R. & Kolk, A., Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2014
CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): René Bohnsack
Other

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

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