Björn Remneland Wikhamn


Department of Business Administration
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 610
40530 Göteborg

About Björn Remneland Wikhamn

Björn Wikhamn is Professor in Management and Organization at the Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in 2007 and became docent (Associate professor) in 2013.

His main research interest is in management and organizing of innovation processes that spans organizational boundaries. He has over the years had several research projects studying open innovation in various industries (e.g., pharma, automotive, and video games), and has in recent years had a specific focus on how large firms collaborate with small firms by the establishing of corporate innovation hubs. His research also includes areas such as strategy, HR, and small business growth, and he often takes an explorative, practice-oriented, and interactive approach to scholarly work.

Björn is academically responsible for Matix - Management of Growth (, which is a one-year advanced course in business administration with focus on innovation, strategy, business development, change management, and sustainable leadership. The course is largely based on interactive learning, and a central element in the pedagogy is that students are matched with partner companies where they continuously translate theory into practice. Björn teaches about innovation management, creativity, and business models for sustainable growth in a transforming business landscape. He is also examinator for the Matix program, and responsible for the course module involving the Matix students’ master degree projects.

Research areas

  • Management and organization
  • Innovation management
  • Open innovation, business models
  • HR, strategy, small business growth
  • Qualitative and interactive research

Teaching areas

  • Management and organization
  • Innovation management
  • Strategy, business development, change management
  • Qualitative research method

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