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Björn Remneland Wikhamn

SENIOR LECTURER

Department of Business
Administration
Fax
+46 31-786 26 16
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
J518
Postal address
Box 610
40530 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

Teaching areas

  • Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Management
  • Research Method