Our areas of research in innovation and entrepreneurship

We apply a broad perspective on innovation and entrepreneurship as our research spans around product innovations, service innovations, process innovations, platform innovations, digital innovations, as well as market innovations. We are also facilitating for- and analyzing effects of intrapreneurship activities in organizations.


Our research group provide studies with practical implications for different industries, comprising:

  1. Innovation studies of firms, comprising innovation systems/networks and platforms, particularly focusing specific sectors, such as industry, retailing, culture or tourism. Our studies often contain elements of social entrepreneurship, STS-studies, Triple Helix-studies, communities of practice, and/or "green" and sustainable innovations.  
     
  2. Tecnhology- and innovation management, particularly studying industrial business management, supply chain innovation, public sector innovation management, service innovation, service design, design thinking, business model innovation, system engineering and science politics and decision-making.
     
  3. Corporate entrepreneurship (intrapreneurship) in well-establised private companies and in the public sector, through effective utilization of available resources in and between firms and networks, as well as studies of managers and employees entrepreneurial orientation, intention and learning. Here, studies also contain digital entrepreneurship and innovation. 
     
  4. Entrepreneurship and small business management, comprising studies of start-ups, nascent entrepreneurship and innovation and entrepreneurship culture, supported by the practical use of methods and tools, such as Lean Startup, MVP's, business model canvas, personas-, value proposition- and customer journey design and profitability analysis. Here, research support firms so to grow and to survive, by supporting segmentation, establishing networks with investors and  supporting incubators. Here, studies are also supporting entrepreneurship education and immigrant entrepreneurship.