Dr. R. (Rainer) Harms

Rainer Harms

PD Dr R. Harms (Rainer)
Associate Professor

Office: RA 2109
T: +31 (0)53 489 3907
F: +31 (0)53 489 2159

Walk-in hours during lecture weeks: upon appointment


Rainer Harms is Associate Professor at NIKOS, University of Twente. Among other activites, he is coordinating the International Entrepreneurship research group at UT. Prior to this position, he was Assistant Professor at NIKOS and at the Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Klagenfurt, Austria (Habilitation), and Researcher at the WWU Münster, Germany (Doctorate).

Rainer was Visiting Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), at Klagenfurt University, and at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


Please find an overview of Rainer’s research output at Google scholar and at Research gate


Rainer is Associate Editor of Creativity and Innovation Management and Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship. In addition, he is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and guest editor for special issues of IJEI, IJEV, and IJEBR, and has reviewed for numerous journals.


Rainer’s research activities revolve around entrepreneurship, innovation management, and organization. He prefers quantitative analyses, but also embraces qualitative studies and conceptual work. In his research projects, Rainer enjoys international collaborations and cooperates with Entrepreneur of the Year Germany.


Rainer has taught courses on business administration in general, and entrepreneurship and innovation management in particular. He taught at bachelor-, master-, and PhD level at Universities such as University of Liechtenstein, ICN Nancy, TU Berlin, TU Dortmund, U of Klagenfurt, UTwente, UUtrecht, WU Vienna, and WWU Münster.