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GOT KIES - Gothenburg center for Knowledge-intensive Innovative Ecosystems

The network focuses upon ecosystems, and their impact on society, in Sweden and internationally. Our approach to a knowledge-intensive innovative ecosystem takes into account the key role of innovation, entrepreneurship, and diverse types of scientific, technological and creative knowledge from multiple types of actors in building and maintaining a social and economic system.

GOT KIES conceptualize knowledge-intensive ecosystems as processes spanning social and economic novelty. A key function of knowledge-intensive ecosystems is to promote the interaction between academics, large firms, public organizations and entrepreneurs to create and transform knowledge into innovations, which can revolutionize societal well-being and spur economic growth

Through the network, scholars from different disciplines and external actors analyze and reflect upon the interactions between technology, society, and economy, in order to understand what is driving transformation and change.

Goals and Aims

Our purposes are to:

  1. Stimulate world-class research on knowledge-intensive innovative ecosystems
  2. Promote societal impact and societal dialogue on these topics, with the surrounding society.

Our aim is to help the University of Gothenburg and partner universities to develop proficiency in new scientific methods as well as stimulate creativity in theoretical reflection in multi-disciplinary collaboration; to promote close scientific inquiry into key topics in society; and to interact in dialogue with academia as well as with society on a regional, national and international basis.

Thus, the aims of our activities include: Stimulating a creative environment for lively debates over fundamental research issues; Impacting graduate students; and Being a gateway to society and impacting the university as an organization.

Thereby, the purpose of the center is to establish strong links across organizational boundaries in order to promote scientific excellence in own field as well as new combinations, including future applications, co-authored articles, and joint projects.

Affiliated researchers and their networks

Amel Attour, Assistant Professor in the field of ecosystems, digitization, business models and entrepreneurship. Université Côte d’Azur CNRS, GREDEG CNRS Nice, France.

Sharmista Bagchi-Sen. Professor. GU Visiting Professor (School of Business, Economics and Law), VPP 2009-2013. Professor of Economic Geography, University of Buffalo, USA

Oskar Broberg. Associate Professor GU. Department of Economy and Society (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Anders Broström. Associate Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Guido Buenstorf. Professor. GU Visiting Professor (VPP at School of Business, Economics and Law); and Professor of Economics, University of Kassel, Germany

Mark Elam. Professor. GU Professor of Sociology (Faculty of Social Science).

Ethan Gifford. GU. Assistant Professor Department of Economy and Society (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Martin Henning. Professor. GU Professor of Economic Geography. Department of Business Administration (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Astrid Heidemann Lassen. Professor. GU Visiting Professor (VPP at School of Business, Economics and Law); and Associate Professor of Innovation Management, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Ida Hermanson, Guest researcher GU and researcher at University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles

Magnus Holmén. Professor of Innovation Sciences, Halmstad University. Visiting scholar at GU

Nathalie Lazaric. Professor, GU Visiting Professor (VPP at School of Business, Economics and Law); and Research Professor at CNRS, GREDEG CNRS Nice, France.

Sven Lindmark. GU. Lecturer. Department of Economy and Society (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Daniel Ljungberg. GU. Associate Professor Department of Economy and Society (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Oscar Llopis Corcoles. GU. Broman Post-doctoral scholar and Researcher at University of Valencia, Spain.

Roman Martin, Associate Professor of Economic Geography. Department of Business Administration (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Maureen McKelvey. Professor GU. Professor of Industrial Management. Department of Economy and Society (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Bastian Rake. Lecturer, School of Business, Maynooth University, Ireland.

Elena Raviola. Professor GU Professor of Design Management (Academy of Design and Crafts at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts)

Rögnvaldur Saemundsson. GU. Researcher, Department of Economy and Society (School of Business, Economics and Law); and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland, Iceland.

Maria Spante. Associate Professor, University West, Sweden

Stefan Szücs. Associate Professor GU. Associate Professor in Political Science. Department of Social Work (Faculty of Social Science)

Alexander Styhre. Professor GU. Professor of Management and Organization Department of Business Administration (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Björn Remneland Wikhamn. Associate Professor  GU. Associate Professor of Management and Organization. Department of Business Administration (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Olof Zaring. GU. Associate Professor Department of Economy and Society (School of Business, Economics and Law)

Additionally - PhD students, post-doctoral scholars and researchers from the participating departments and from future universities

    The affiliated researchers are actively involved in:

    • Business & Design Lab
    • Centrum for Regional Analysis
    • Entrepreneurial Learning network
    • ESST Network
    • Medical Innovation and Healthcare – the WOMI community
    • Scholars in the Broman Foundation
    Maureen McKelvey
    Maureen McKelvey
    Photo: Carina Gran

    Director of the network

    Maureen McKelvey

    Phone: +46 31 786 1442
    maureen.mckelvey@gu.se