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Maureen McKelvey Head of the Unit for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Maureen McKelvey
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Maureen McKelvey Head of the Unit for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Maureen McKelvey is from 1 July 2020 new Head of the Unit for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a unit at the Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. In addition to managing the Unit, Maureen will continue to create a strong research environment within Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Gothenburg. One step in this direction is GOT KIES, currently a research network on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems, with the aim of becoming a formal center.

- I look forward to further developing the unit! Research and education in our subject of Innovation and Entrepreneurship can help transform society in positive directions, says Maureen McKelvey.

Maureen McKelvey is Professor of Industrial Management at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. She was previously Professor of Economics of Innovation at Chalmers (2002-2007).

McKelvey has a long career in her academic field. In 1996, McKelvey won the prestigious Schumpeter Prize, awarded by the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society. She has published a dozen books and a very large number of scientific articles. McKelvey has been member of the boards in many of the prestigious scientific associations and international research centers in her field. McKelvey has been active in a large number of public policy reports, meetings, panels and evaluations, especially in Sweden and the European Union but also in Asia. McKelvey has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Rice University, USA; a MSc in Science and Technology Policy from Lund University, Sweden; and a PhD in the interdisciplinary area of Technology and Social Change from Linköping University, Sweden. She has held numerous positions of academic leadership. In 2017 she was awarded a 10-year research programme, within the framework of the Distinguished Professor Programme of the Swedish Research Council. Member of IVA since December 2017.