Bengt Köping Olsson holds a PhD and is lector and researcher in innovation management at Mälardalen University. He has the background of an engineer and a degree in psychology. He has a Master of Fine Arts in piano and has been teaching piano and also worked as a musician on a freelance basis for several years. In 2008 he earned a PhD degree in Innovation and design. His research deals with creative activity in an intense group effort. One might say that what he is studying the handover of the creative spark from one person to the next, inspiration at best accelerating, driven by descriptive languages, e.g. figurative arguing and conceptual reasoning; that stimulates development of creative group ideas and, at the same time, supporting group interactions.
In his research project Bengt Köping Olsson is trying to come to grips with creative activity in an intense group effort, such as when musicians improvise or when a group of industrial designers brainstorm to solve a clients problem. One might say that what he is studying is the handover of the creative spark from one person to the next, inspiration at best accelerating.
CREATIVITY - THE ANGEL OR DEVIL IN THE INNOVATION EDEN (Jan 2018) Bengt Köping Olsson, Anna-Lena Carlsson Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 (PIN-C 2018)
Transformative learning in the workplace - a research intervention (Nov 2013) Lena Wilhelmson , Marie Moström Åberg , Tomas Backström, Bengt Köping Olsson, Mattias Åteg Journal of Transformative Education (JTED)
Managers' task to supportintegrated autonomy at the workplace. Results from an intervention. (Oct 2013) Tomas Backström, Marie Moström Åberg , Bengt Köping Olsson, Lena Wilhelmson , Mattias Åteg International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM)
Culture for Radical Innovation - What can business learn from creative processes of contemporary dancers? (Jun 2013) Nina Bozic Yams, Bengt Köping Olsson The 6th Art of Management and Organization Conference
|Blandat lärande i innovationsforskning (Blended Learning in Innovation Research)
|Development of the master program Innovation & Design
|Innovationslust i Sörmland
|Participatory theatre in the design of public services -network