University of Gothenburg
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Distinguished Professor Programme of the Swedish Research Council

Professor Maureen McKelvey, employed at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, has been awarded a 10 year research programme, within the framework of the Distinguished Professor Programme of the Swedish Research Council.

Entrepreneurial ecosystems: Transforming society through knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship

This is a research programme on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial eco-systems. In the programme researchers will study empirical phenomenon, primarily within Sweden, and within three industries:

  • The transport industry, including e-mobility, autonomous systems and artificail intelligence
  • Life science, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Sports/Sports technology

The aim of the research programme is to update the theoretical and empirical understanding of how knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems can be established and maintained in order to meet future societal challenges. Society is always changing, and is under numerous pressures of digitalization, globalization and regionalization.

To succeed, we must be daring in our research approach. /Maureen McKelvey

Distinguished professor grant

The aim of the distinguished professor programme is to create conditions for the most prominent researchers to conduct long-term, ground-breaking research with great potential for achieving scientific breakthroughs. The grant shall also enable the establishment and build-up of a major research environment of the highest quality around a leading researcher.

More information about the Distinguished professor grant.

About 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).

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 från Lund University, Sweden; and a PhD in the interdisciplinary area of Technology and Social Change from Linköping University, Sweden. Member of IVA since December 2017.

Maureen McKelvey
Maureen McKelvey
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Maureen McKelvey

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