Marc Gruber  is Vice President for Innovation at EPFL and full professor at the College of Management of Technology at EPFL where he holds the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization (ENTC).
Marc also acts as Deputy Editor at the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), the highest ranked empirical research journal in the management domain.
Marc Gruber joined EPFL in the fall of 2005 coming from the Munich School of Management, University of Munich (LMU), where he held the position as vice-director of the Institute of Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (INNOtec) and established the LMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship. He has held several visiting scholar posts at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania , where he conducts research on technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. He is also a visiting professor at the Business School of Imperial College , London.
Marc has published his research on innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship in several leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Business Venturing. In an independent research study on the most impactful entrepreneurship scholars (Gupta et al., 2016), Marc was ranked as the worldwide #1 researcher in entrepreneurship for the 2005-2015 period (shared #1 spot), and among the worldwide top 5 for the 2000-2015 period. Beyond his research work, he is currently authoring a textbook on technology commercialization and was the co-editor of a textbook on entrepreneurship as well as a regular contributor to a weekly column on entrepreneurship in the " Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ".
Marc Gruber received a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen (UNISG) in 2000. In spring 2005, he received a Venia legendi from the Munich School of Management (LMU) for his habilitation thesis on marketing in new ventures.
- 2005 Privatdozent (PD), Habilitation, University of Munich (LMU)
- 2000 Dr. oec., University of St. Gallen (HSG)
- 1995 Lic. oec., University of St. Gallen (HSG)
- 2017 - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne
- Vice President for Innovation (VPI)
- 2005 - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne
- Assistant Professor (2005-2008), Associate Professor (2008-2010),
- Full Professor (since 2011)
- 2015 - Imperial College London, Business School
- Visiting Professor (2015-2018)
- 2004 Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Visiting Scholar (Fall Term)
- 2000 - 2005 University of Munich (LMU), Munich School of Management
- Institute of Innovation Research, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (Prof. D. Harhoff, Ph.D.),
- Founding Manager, ODEON Center for Entrepreneurship (LMU)
- 1999 Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Visiting Scholar, and Ph.D. Student (visiting) in the Management Department
- 1995 - 1998 University of St. Gallen (HSG) Ph.D.
- Student and Research Assistant
Entrepreneurial Behavior: A Reconceptualization and Extension Based on Identity Theory. (Gruber, M. with MacMillan, I.) Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 11, no. 3 (2017): 271–286.
R&D team diversity and performance in hypercompetitive environments. (Gruber, M. with Hoisl, K., Conti, A.) Strategic Management Journal 38, no. 7 (2017): 1455-1477.
Measuring the Social Identity of Entrepreneurs: Scale Development and International Validation (Gruber, M. with Sieger, P., Fauchart, E., Zellweger, Th.), Journal of Business Venturing, Issue 5/2015, Vol. 31: 542-572
The Effects of Opportunities and Founder Experience on New Firm Performance (Gruber, M. with Dencker, J.), Strategic Management Journal, No. 7/2015, Vol. 36: 1035-1052.
Knowledge Recombination across Technological Boundaries: Scientists versus Engineers (Gruber, M. with Harhoff, D., Hoisl, K.), Management Science, No.4/2013: 837-851.
Escaping the Prior Knowledge Corridor: What shapes the Number and Variety of Market Opportunities identified before Market Entry of Technology Start-ups? (Gruber, M. with MacMillan, I.C., Thompson, J.D.), Organization Science, No. 1/2013: 280-300.
Darwinians, Communitarians and Missionaries: The Role of Founder Identity in Entrepreneurship (Gruber, M. with Fauchart, E.), Academy of Management Journal , No. 5/2011: 935 - 957.
Configurations of Resources & Capabilities and their Performance Implications: An Exploratory Study on Technology Ventures (Gruber, M. with F. Heinemann, M. Brettel and S. Hungeling), Strategic Management Journal , No. 12/2010, Vol. 31: 1337-1356.
Individual and Opportunity Factors Influencing Job Creation in New Firms (Gruber, M. with Dencker, J.C., and Shah, S.K.), Academy of Management Journal , No. 6/2009, Vol. 52: 1125-1147.