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About U-GOT KIES

On this page you find information about the Steering committee and contact details.

Three pillars of scholars inquire

U-GOT KIES will provide keys by integrating three pillars of scholarly inquiry.

Technology is driving rapid economic and societal change. We must analyze how the long-term provision of technological knowledge – developed in combination with scientific, medical, engineering, as well as managerial and creative knowledge – unfolds.

Public policy and societal goals also matter. We must critically understand technology in relation to their social contexts including public policy and societal goals such as sustainability. The purposes for which technology is developed matter.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the activities which translates knowledge and idea into value as economic and societal impact. We must analyze innovation and entrepreneurship, with a focus upon dynamic impacts on growth and regional development.

Director of U-GOT KIES

Maureen McKelvey. Professor of Industrial Management. Department of Economy and Society. School of Business, Economics and Law. University of Gothenburg.

The steering committee

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg has appointed ten researchers, who are active both at GU and internationally, to be part of the steering committee.

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

Guido Buenstorf. Professor of Economics, University of Kassel.

Martin Henning. Professor of Economic Geography. Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Astrid Heidemann Lassen. Associate Professor of Innovation Management, Aalborg University. Researcher in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets, University of Gothenburg.

Nathalie Lazaric. Professor of Economics, CNRS (Le centre national de la recherce scientifique), GREDEG, Sophia Antipolis.

Maureen McKelvey. Professor of Industrial Management. Department of Economy and Society. School of Business, Economics and Law. University of Gothenburg.

Elena Raviola. Professor of Design Management. Design Unit, HDK-Valand, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg

Rögnvaldur Saemundsson. Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland. Researcher in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets, University of Gothenburg

Stefan Szücs, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Science, University of Gothenburg

Björn Remneland Wikhamn. Associate Professor of Management and Organization, Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Contact

Send an e-mail to U-GOT KIES Research Centre: U-GOTKIES@GU.SE