Dr Bastian Rake

School of Business

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

School of Business Building
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(01) 708 6670

Biography

Dr Bastian Rake lectures across different modules in innovation management. Before joining the School of Business he worked as Professor at the Chair of Organisation, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (Prof. Dr. Carolin Häussler) at the University of Passau. He obtained his PhD from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena where he was a member of the DFG Graduate College ”The Economics of Innovative Change” jointly hosted by the Max Planck Institute of Economics and Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Bastian Rake’s research explores real world phenomena with a particular focus on collaboration, networks, and innovation in knowledge intense industries such as bio-pharmaceuticals. In his recent research, he analyses the relationship between the characteristics of different types of cooperation partners for knowledge generation and successful innovative activities. Moreover, he studies the internationalisation of science and R&D activities with a particular focus on the internationalisation of clinical trials. More detailed information on Dr Rake’s work is available here

Research Interests

Dr Bastian Rake is interested in the following research areas:
  • Knowledge Generation and Innovation in Knowledge-intense Industries
  • Alliances, Collaboration, and Innovation Networks
  • Internationalization of Science and R&D
  • Repurposing and Exaptation
Within these broad research areas Dr Bastian Rake is particularly interested in analysing the management of innovation activities in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2024 Hoekman, J.; Rake, B. (2024) 'Geography of authorship: How geography shapes authorship attribution in big team science'. Research Policy, 53 . [Link] [DOI]
2023 Rake, B; Sengupta, K; Lewin, L; Sandström, A; McKelvey, M (2023) 'Doing science together: Gaining momentum from long-term explorative university-industry research programs'. Drug Discovery Today, . [DOI]
2022 Rake, B. (2022) 'Waiving intellectual property rights: Boom or bust for medical innovation?'. Drug Discovery Today, 27 (2):384-389. [Link]
2021 Rake, B; D' Este, P; McKelvey, M (2021) 'Exploring network dynamics in science: the formation of ties to knowledge translators in clinical research'. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, . [DOI]
2021 Hanisch, M; Rake, B (2021) 'Repurposing without purpose? Early innovation responses to the COVID-19 crisis: Evidence from clinical trials'. R and D Management, 51 (4):393-409. [DOI]
2021 Rake, B. (2021) 'Do publication activities of academic institutions benefit from formal collaborations with firms?'. Innovation: Organisation & Management, 23 (2):241-265. [Link] [DOI]
2020 McKelvey, M; Rake, B (2020) 'Exploring scientific publications by firms: what are the roles of academic and corporate partners for publications in high reputation or high impact journals?'. Scientometrics, 122 :1323-1360. [DOI]
2019 Rake B; Haeussler C; (2019) 'Did relaxing clinical trial regulation enhance the stock of scientific knowledge in India? Not necessarily'. PLoS ONE, 14 (1). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Haeussler, C.; Rake, B. (2017) 'The changing geography of clinical research: a critical analysis of its drivers'. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26 (2):285-310. https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtx002 [Full-Text]
2017 Bastian Rake (2017) 'Determinants of pharmaceutical innovation: the role of technological opportunities revisited'. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 27 (4):691-727. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 McKelvey, M; Rake, B (2016) 'Product innovation success based on cancer research in the pharmaceutical industry: co-publication networks and the effects of partners'. Industry and Innovation, 23 :383-406. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Plotnikova, T; Rake, B (2014) 'Collaboration in pharmaceutical research: exploration of country-level determinants'. Scientometrics, 98 :1173-1202. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Cantner, U; Rake, B (2014) 'International research networks in pharmaceuticals: Structure and dynamics'. Research Policy, 43 :333-348. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2023 Rake, B. and Hanisch, M. (2023) 'Repurposing: A collaborative innovation strategy for the digital age' In: The PDMA Handbook of Innovation and New Product Development. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2022 Rake, Bastian (2022) 'Controversies with Clinical Trial Regulations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries' In: Integrity of Scientific Research: Fraud, Misconduct and Fake News in the Academic, Medical and Social Environment. : Springer International Publishing.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2023 Hanisch, M. and Rake, B. (2023) Annual Meeting of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Division (TIE Kommission) of the Germ The Specialist’s Dilemma: How Specialization Inhibits Reactivity and Innovation Responsiveness in a Crisis Frankfurt (Germany), 21/09/2023-22/09/2023.
2023 Rake, B. and Vieth, S. (2023) 6th Annual Gothenburg U-GOT KIES Workshop No Organization is an Island? An Explorative Analysis of Collaboration Patterns in Management Education Gothenburg (Sweden), 23/10/2023-23/10/2023.
2023 Amanatidou, E.; Bodas-Freitas, I.; Broström, A.; Dello Russo, C.; Gagliardi, D.; Hoekman, J.; Holmén, M.; Hopkins, M.; Llopis, O.; Rake, B.; Ramlogan, R.; Thune, T.; Yegros, A. (2023) Eu-SPRI Conference Organizer Conference Track Translational Research: How far have we come to bridge the gap between science and practice? Rationales, Design, Impact and Evaluation Brighton, 14/06/2023-16/06/2023.
2023 Rake, B. (2023) University College London, Global Business School for Health, MBA Health Collaboration and Globalization of Pharmaceutical Innovation – Recent Developments London, 08/02/2023-.
2023 Rake, B. and Vieth, S. (2023) INCHER Colloquium No or­ga­niza­t­i­on is an is­land? An ex­plo­ra­ti­ve ana­ly­sis of col­la­bo­ra­ti­on pat­terns in ma­nage­ment edu­ca­ti­on Kassel, 25/01/2023-.
2022 Rake, B. (2022) Workshop on Medical Innovation Organizer Panel Reusing Drug Compounds - Scientific and Managerial Perspectives Gothenburg, 12/12/2022-13/12/2022.
2022 Rake, B. (2022) Eu-SPRI Conference Member of the Scientific Committee Utrecht, 01/06/2022-03/06/2022.
2022 Hanisch, M. and Rake, B. (2022) Workshop on Medical Innovation The Specialist’s Dilemma: How Specialization Inhibits Reactivity and Innovation Responsiveness in a Crisis Gothenburg, 12/12/2022-13/12/2022.
2022 Sengupta, K.; Lewin, L.; Sandström, A., Farde, L.; Bhat, R.; March, R.; Fidock, M.; Cowburn, R.; Nilsson, C.; Rake, B; McKelvey, M. (2022) Workshop on the “Dimensions of knowledge and technology transfer: Actors, channels and implications” Doing science together: The increasing momentum of long-term explorative research collaborations Jena, 29/06/2022-02/07/2022.
2021 Lewin, L.; Sandström, A., Farde, L.; Bhat, R.; March, R.; Fidock, M.; Cowburn, R.; Nilsson, C.; Sengupta, K.; Rake, B; McKelvey, M. (2021) Workshop on Medical Innovation and Healthcare Striving to harness the business innovation potential of academic engagement in real time Gothenburg, 16/12/2021-17/12/2021.
2021 Hoekman, J. and Rake, B. (2021) Geography of Authorship: Determinants of Authorship in Global Team Science 18th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference Rome / Virtual, 08/07/2021-10/07/2021.
2021 Bastian Rake; Maureen McKelvey; Magnus Gulbrandsen (2021) Eu-SPRI Conference Organizer Conference Track ”Rethinking Medical Innovation in Times of Crises: Organization, Delivery and Company Responses” Oslo / Virtual, .
2020 Bastian Rake (2020) Workshop on Medical Innovation and Healthcare Co-organizer of the Workshop Maynooth, 09/12/2020-11/12/2020.
2020 Bastian Rake (2020) Workshop on Medical Innovation and Healthcare Panelist How to study the coronavirus situation from a science and innovation perspective? Maynooth, .
2019 Hoekman, J.; Rake, B. (2019) When do publication activities stay in the city? A study of clinical research projects Workshop on Medical Innovation and Healthcare Pisa (Italy), 12/12/2019-13/12/2019.
2019 Bastian Rake (2019) Big pharma, bad science? An analysis of retractions in bio-medical journals 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Boston (United States), 09/08/2019-13/08/2019.
2018 Bastian Rake (2018) Big Pharma, Bad Science? An Analysis of Retractions in Bio-medical Journals International Workshop ”Independence of Research” Berlin, 15/11/2018-16/11/2018.
2018 Bastian Rake (2018) Big Pharma, Bad Science? An Analysis of Retractions in Bio-medical Journals Workshop II on Universities & Society: The knowledge economy and its impact on universities in terms of internal organization, relations to firms, and public policy Gothenburg, 03/09/2018-03/09/2018.
2018 Rake, B., D’Este, P., McKelvey, M., and Assmus, A. (2018) How Do Networks Affect Knowledge Generation for Drug Development? - A Study of Investigator Networks, Knowledge Domains, and Knowledge Generation 19th Annual Meeting of the Committee of Evolutionary Economics within the German Economic Association Dresden (Germany), 12/07/2018-14/07/2018.
2018 Rake, B.; D'Este, P.; McKelvey, M. (2018) Exploring Network Dynamics in Complex Fields of Science: Investigator Networks in Clinical Trials 17th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference Seoul (South Korea), 02/07/2018-04/07/2018.
2017 Rake, B.; D'Este, P.; McKelvey, M. (2017) Exploring Investigator Networks in Clinical Trials Workshop on Medical Innovation and Healthcare Reykjavik (Iceland), 14/12/2017-15/12/2017.
2017 Rake, B.; D (2017) How Do Networks Affect Knowledge Generation for Drug Development? – A study of Investigator Networks, Knowledge Domains, and Knowledge Generation Annual Meeting of the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Division (TIE Kommission) of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) Koblenz (Germany), 21/09/2017-22/09/2017.
2017 McKelvey, M.; Rake, B. (2017) Unlocking the Importance of Alliance Partners for the Quality and Impact of Company Publications Gothenburg Conference on Deciphering the New Challenges to Universities Gothenburg (Sweden), 11/09/2017-13/09/2017.
2017 Rake, B.; D'Este, P.; McKelvey, M.; Assmus, A. (2017) How Do Networks Affect Knowledge Generation for Drug Development? – A study of Investigator Networks, Knowledge Domains, and Knowledge Generation 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Atlanta (United States), 04/08/2017-08/08/2017.
2016 Rake, B.; Haeussler, C. (2016) Relaxing Clinical Trial Regulation to Increase Knowledge: Myth or Reality for Emerging Economies? Workshop on Medical Innovation and Healthcare Brighton (United Kingdom), 03/12/2016-04/12/2016.
2016 Rake, B.; D'Este, P.; McKelvey, M.; Assmus, A. (2016) How Do Networks Affect Knowledge Generation for Drug Development?: Investigator Networks and Knowledge Generation in Clinical Trials 16th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference Montreal (Canada), 06/07/2017-08/07/2016.
2015 Haeussler, C.; Rake, B. (2015) Internationalization of Clinical Research over Time: An Analysis of Supply-side, Demandside and Knowledge-transfer Arguments Workshop ”What Do We Know and What Should We Know about International Knowledge Sourcing?” Catania (Italy), 12/06/2015-13/06/2015.
2015 Rake, B.; Haeussler, C. (2015) How Does Relaxing the ”D” Impact the ”R”? The Case of Clinical Trial Regulation in India Research Lab (Forschungswerkstatt) of the University of Passau Neuburg am Inn (Germany), 05/03/2015-06/03/2015.
2015 Rake, B.; D'Este, P.; McKelvey, M.; Assmus, A. (2015) Principal Investigator Networks in Clinical Research Workshop on Medical Innovation and Healthcare Valencia (Spain), 03/12/2015-04/12/2015.
2015 McKelvey, M.; Rake, B. (2015) The Influence of Collaboration on Firm Publications: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Cancer Research 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Vancouver (Canada), 07/08/2015-11/08/2015.
2014 Haeussler, C.; Rake, B. (2014) Internationalization of Clinical Research over Time: An Analysis of Supply-side, Demandside and Knowledge-transfer Arguments 15th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference Jena (Germany), 27/07/2014-30/07/2014.
2014 McKelvey, M.; Rake, B. (2014) The Influence of Collaboration on Firm Publications: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Cancer Research 15th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Conference Jena (Germany), 27/07/2014-30/07/2014.
2014 McKelvey, M.; Rake, B. (2014) The Influence of Collaboration on Firm Publications: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Cancer Research Workshop Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Healthcare and Life Sciences Gothenburg (Sweden), 11/12/2014-12/12/2014.

Blog

Year Publication
2023 Hanisch, M. and Rake, B. (2023) Repurposing: A Missed Opportunity for Innovation?. [Blog] [Link]
2020 Bastian Rake (2020) Can contact tracing apps stop the pandemic?. [Blog] [Link]

Magazine Article

Year Publication
2019 Bastian Rake (2019) How to use LinkedIn more effectively. [Magazine Article] [Link]

Magazine Article

Year Publication
2022 Bastian Rake (2022) What Viagra tells us about sustainability and repurposing. [Magazine Article] [Link]
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Member of the Board of Management 04/07/2018 - 31/07/2022

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2019 Best Reviewer Award Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management
01/01/2019 Outstanding Reviewer Award Strategic Management Division (STR) of the Academy of Management
01/01/2018 Best Reviewer Award Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management
01/01/2018 Outstanding Reviewer Award Strategic Management Division (STR) of the Academy of Management
01/08/2017 Best Reviewer Award Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management
01/08/2016 Best Reviewer Award Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management
01/08/2015 Best Reviewer Award Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management

Editorial / Academic Reviews

Amount Role From / To
PLoS ONE Editor 09/12/2022 -