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Björn Remneland Wikhamn

Senior lecturer

Björn Remneland Wikhamn
Senior lecturer
associate professor, Management och Organisation
bjorn.wikhamn@handels.gu.se
+46 31 786 2297
0708-384867

Room number: J518
Postal Address: Box 610, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg


Department of Business Administration (More Information)
Box 610
405 30 Göteborg
www.fek.handels.gu.se
fek@handels.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 1466
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Björn Remneland Wikhamn

Academic degrees: 

MSc International Management, Ec Lic, Ph D, Associate professor

Current areas of tuition:

I teach mainly within the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, strategy, business models, organizing and method. Among others, I am involved in the master program Managing Growth Firms (MATIX) where I am overall course responsible and examiner.

Current research:

My current research interests include innovation management, entrepreneurship, stategy, organizing and gender studies.

In 2007, I received my Ph.D. on the thesis “The winding road of entrepreneurship”. The dissertation follows the entrepreneurial process from idea to realization over a time-period of approximately three years. The processes are followed at close quarters and the dissertation offers a detailed account of the entrepreneurs’ successes and setbacks, decisions and actions. Dreams of future success are mixed with everyday chaos during the hunt for resources, legitimacy and a critical mass of content. The study focuses on how the entrepreneurs¿ work to involve and engage actors through the use of stories. By having a narrative approach to entrepreneurship, the aim is to contribute to the emerging movement which views entrepreneurship as a process of "being" rather than "becoming", and putting language in the center of attention for describing and understanding everyday entrepreneurial practice over time.

In recent years, my research has centered on describing and understanding the organizing of innovation work across established organizational boundaries. Among others, I research about so called open innovation, i.e. how organizations and individuals open up their innovation processes for external influence in co-creation of value. This includes areas such as open innovation, user innovation, crowdsourcing, gamification, use of social media, web 2.0 and other (information)technologies, and the management of intellectual property. 

Research areas

  • Management
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Research in progress

  • The rise of the platform economy, Jan/18 - Dec/21
  • Renewal and working conditions in the video game industry: The role of the independent scene, Jan/18 - Dec/20
  • Följeforskning Öppen innovation i industrin, Sep/17 - Aug/18
  • Spridning av lärdomar kring open innovation i storbolag, Oct/17 - Jun/18

Teaching areas

  • Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Management
  • Research Method

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2019

Open Innovation Groundwork
Björn Remneland Wikhamn, Alexander Styhre
International Journal of Innovation Management, Journal article 2019
Journal article

2018

Open innovation enactment: The roles of change agents in large firms
Björn Remneland Wikhamn
World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC), San Fransisco, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Innovation in Swedish hotels
Wajda Wikhamn, John Armbrecht, Björn Remneland Wikhamn
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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