The Innovation Gym research group focuses on the innovatory skills of individuals and organisations and the ability to cooperate in innovation processes in which several actors cooperate and co-produce. Specifically this means staff involvement innovation, or “workplace innovation” in the early phases of the innovation process, from the formulation of possibilities/problems to the design of concepts. The research is inspired by intradisciplinary theories from education and sociology, but is specifically based on theories concerning innovation development, creativity, business intelligence, leadership theory and organisational learning with the purpose of studying, for example, requirements in the form of skills, leadership and organisational structure for a distributed and resource-effective innovation process which leads to the production of a concept.
|Head of Division,Senior Lecturer
|Associate Professor,Senior Lecturer
‘Company-selfies’ Boundary Negotiating Artefacts in Group Discussions on Innovation (Jun 2015) Jennie Andersson Schaeffer The XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference (ISPIM'15)
Human interaction dynamics (HID): Foundations, definitions and directions (Dec 2013) James K. Hazy, Tomas Backström Emergence: Complexity & Organization 2013 (E:CO)
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)