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Johnsson, Mikael, DrORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7546-9469
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Johnsson, M. (2023). Creating Global High-Performing Innovation Teams: Insights and Guidelines. Journal of Innovation Management, 11(2), 71-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating Global High-Performing Innovation Teams: Insights and Guidelines
2023 (English)In: Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 2183-0606, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 71-117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study proposes a model, process and guidelines supporting the creation of global high-performing innovation teams. As global innovation work by teams has become more common, global companies conducting or aiming to conduct global innovation work would benefit from using the suggested proposals. Through a two-pronged research approach, data were collected through a systematic literature review to identify key factors enabling global innovation work from the innovation team perspective and its context, which were validated through interviews and questionnaires with senior management, management, and team members involved in innovation teams spanning six countries. The analysis enabled the proposition of an original model describing a global high-performing innovation team and its context and perspectives alongside a process and guidelines to create such teams in practice, adding knowledge to previous literature, particularly the research field of Innovation Management. Limitations and further research are discussed.

Keywords
Innovation Management, Innovation Team, Virtual Team, Global Team, Innovation, Group Development, Team Development.
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63933 (URN)10.24840/2183-0606_011.002_0004 (DOI)2-s2.0-85170215459 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-07 Created: 2023-08-07 Last updated: 2023-09-20Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M., Klintberg, M., Oldebring, J. & Sundström, A. (2023). Developing a programme for educating managers in systematic innovation practices: a case study. International Journal of Innovation Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing a programme for educating managers in systematic innovation practices: a case study
2023 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we explore how an educational programme can be designed to support managers in learning systematic innovation practices, contributing to the Innovation Management community. Using the community of practice (CoP) concept, we developed a programme to educate managers in systematic innovation practices, including systematic innovation work, innovation climate, and the creation of innovation teams. Our contribution builds on prior studies on the CoP construct. Using a case study with a mixed-methods design, we have explored the educational experiences of ten managers and the practical outcome of their organisations’ participation in the programme. Based on mixed data, we conclude that the educational programme “Management Education on Systematic Innovation Practices” (MEoSIP) supports managers’ understanding of systematic innovation practices in theory and in practice. It also contributes to practitioners who can support clients in improving innovation-related abilities. Agencies can develop training programmes using CoP for other educational purposes. Further research is proposed.

National Category
Educational Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63107 (URN)10.1142/s1363919623500020 (DOI)000994520600001 ()2-s2.0-85162762702 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-06-12 Created: 2023-06-12 Last updated: 2024-01-23Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M., Stefan, I., Ilg, J. & Lepa, R. (2023). Problems and Answers When OrganisingInternational Innovation Contests in Cross-border Collaboration. In: Iain Bitran, Leandro Bitetti, Steffen Conn, Jessica Fishburn, Paavo Ritala, Marko Torkkeli & Jialei Yang (Ed.), Proceedings of XXXIV ISPIM Innovation Conference: . Paper presented at XXXIV ISPIM Innovation Conference, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 04 June to 07 June 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Problems and Answers When OrganisingInternational Innovation Contests in Cross-border Collaboration
2023 (Swedish)In: Proceedings of XXXIV ISPIM Innovation Conference / [ed] Iain Bitran, Leandro Bitetti, Steffen Conn, Jessica Fishburn, Paavo Ritala, Marko Torkkeli & Jialei Yang, 2023Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this study, we build on prior research to explore problems arising and answers attempted when an international innovation contest (IC) is organised by multiple organisations in cross-border collaboration. A Consortium involving ten science parks and one university developed a multistage IC, consisting of four phases: exploration, ideation, implementation and international market launch. This study focuses on the first two phases. The Consortium attractedparticipation from 300 challenge owners from twelve countries, generating 559 proposals by 318 SMEs from 36 countries. The empirical setting is explored in great detail. Data were collected through open-ended written questionnaires and field notes. Identified problems were related to four themes: collaboration, coordination, communication, and commitment. These could be further divided into internal and external problems. Practical implications and future research avenues are suggested.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63108 (URN)9789526506937 (ISBN)
Conference
XXXIV ISPIM Innovation Conference, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 04 June to 07 June 2023
Available from: 2023-06-12 Created: 2023-06-12 Last updated: 2023-06-13Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M., Jakob, I. & Reesi, L. (2023). Restructuring globalisation through cross-country collaboration. In: 40th IASP World Conference on Scoence Parks & Areas of Innovation: . Paper presented at 40th IASP World Conference on Science Parks & Areas of Innovation, 12-15 September, Luxemburg.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Restructuring globalisation through cross-country collaboration
2023 (English)In: 40th IASP World Conference on Scoence Parks & Areas of Innovation, 2023Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on how Science and Technology Parks and Areas of Innovation (STP/AOI) can attract SMEs to solve international challenges through cross-country collaboration. In doing so, 11 STPs/AOIs from nine European countries designed the Urban Tech project, aiming to develop solutions for the urban environment, focusing on Health Tech, Greentech and Smart Cities. In Urban Tech’s four phases, exploration, ideation, implementation, commercialisation, the most promising SMEs are stepwise awarded to develop international businesses. This paper reports the first two phases. In cross-country collaboration between the STPs/AOIs, methods for collecting challenges, open call and hackathons were developed. Over 300 challenges from 12 countries were collected and SMEs from 36 countries generated 559 solutions for 35 business-sectors. At eight international hackathons, 228 demonstration solutions were developed. Of these, 80 SMEs (37 cross-border SMEs) were awarded for the following phases, implementation and commercialisation. For inspiration, in-depth details of the process are provided.

Keywords
innovation, innovation management, innovation contest, open innovation, urban technology, UrbanTech
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63934 (URN)
Conference
40th IASP World Conference on Science Parks & Areas of Innovation, 12-15 September, Luxemburg
Available from: 2023-08-07 Created: 2023-08-07 Last updated: 2023-09-12Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M. (2023). Shared Leadership of Innovation Teams: Is It Even Possible?. In: Jensen, K.R., Kaudela-Baum, S. and Sheffield, R. (Ed.), Innovation Leadership in Practice: How Leaders Turn Ideas into Value in a Changing World. Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shared Leadership of Innovation Teams: Is It Even Possible?
2023 (English)In: Innovation Leadership in Practice: How Leaders Turn Ideas into Value in a Changing World / [ed] Jensen, K.R., Kaudela-Baum, S. and Sheffield, R., Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It is suggested that, to be successful, innovation teams should be small and consist of people with key expertise who want to participate and develop new solutions within their organisations. When it comes to conducting innovation work, I suggest shared leadership may be a factor influencing success. In this chapter, a theoretical framework is presented on the shared leadership of innovation teams. The key to establishing shared leadership in innovation teams is to plan for it as the team is created, not after the team has already been formed, as this may result in various problems in the intended innovation project. The proposed framework details key aspects to consider; some of which are related to external factors such as management and resources, and some to internal factors such as the team's size, competencies, and their ability to develop norms and ways of working together. The proposed framework is applicable for managers, innovation leaders, and team members, and contributes to previous research on shared leadership and innovation leadership. Further research on the proposed framework is suggested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64927 (URN)10.1108/978-1-83753-396-120231006 (DOI)2-s2.0-85180139681 (Scopus ID)978-1-83753-397-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-04 Created: 2023-12-04 Last updated: 2024-01-03Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M., Gustafsson, C. & Johansson, P. (2022). Disrupting the Research Process through Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Research Agenda. In: Stoyan Tanev (Carleton University, Canada) and Helena Blackbright (Mälardalen University, Sweden) (Ed.), Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Management: (pp. 161-183). World Scientific
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disrupting the Research Process through Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Research Agenda
2022 (English)In: Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Management / [ed] Stoyan Tanev (Carleton University, Canada) and Helena Blackbright (Mälardalen University, Sweden), World Scientific, 2022, p. 161-183Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will potentially disrupt how Innovation Management (IM) research will be conducted. In the recent decades, the research process has remained virtually unchanged, i.e., a structured, stepwise process. Recently, AI has shown new opportunities that affect this process. AI applications have been developed supporting researchers for specific tasks to ease their work, for example, database searching, transcribing and data management. For example, an autonomous literature review (i.e., database search, selection, analyzing, concluding, and writing) has been conducted by AI, vastly exceeding what human research could achieve in the same time frame, which paves the way for interesting reflections on how AI applications affect research from here on going forward. As we have explored AI techniques and AI applications and discussed their potential for conducting research, three themes emerged regarding how future research might be conducted: simplification thorough the use of computational power, augmentation of a researcher’s capabilities, and replacement by automation: Three critical questions are identified: (1) The future use of AI applications in research; (2) Exploring the trust in AI — The black box dilemma, and; (3) Benefits and limitations of AI applications. These topics are discussed, paving a way towards a research agenda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
World Scientific, 2022
Series
Series on Technology Management ; 38
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-57714 (URN)10.1142/9781800611337_0009 (DOI)978-1-80061-132-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-03-31 Created: 2022-03-31 Last updated: 2022-05-17Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M. (2022). Factors influencing temporary innovation teams - research in progress. In: Event Proceedings: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications. Paper presented at The XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference "Innovating in a Digital World", Copenhagen, Denmark, 05 June to 08 June 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors influencing temporary innovation teams - research in progress
2022 (English)In: Event Proceedings: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications, 2022Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this ongoing research, I aim to develop an understanding of factors influencing temporary innovation teams. An innovation team is defined as a purposely created team conducting innovation, meaning they are not just “any” team that accidentally innovates. Innovation teams have gained more and more interest lately, stemming from group development research, team building and organisational development. Except for “ordinary” innovation teams, innovation work is also conducted using Hackathons, where teams purposely are created aiming to solve defined problems in a limited time, i.e., temporary innovation teams. In research covering Hackathons, innovation-related aspects, for example, immaterial property rights, the benefit of collaboration, the problem with dysfunctionality, and the structure for planning and executing Hackathons, are explored. Not covered fully is the understanding of factors influencing temporary teams positively and negatively, to which this study aims to contribute. The following research will focus on the process of creating temporary innovation teams.

Keywords
Innovation management; innovation team; temporary innovation team; Hackathon; review
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-58591 (URN)978-952-335-694-8 (ISBN)
Conference
The XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference "Innovating in a Digital World", Copenhagen, Denmark, 05 June to 08 June 2022
Available from: 2022-06-07 Created: 2022-06-07 Last updated: 2022-06-08Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M. (2022). How to create high-performing innovation teams. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to create high-performing innovation teams
2022 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Effective teamwork is essential if innovation projects are to succeed. How to create high-performing innovation teams provides practical guidance and advice on creating high-performing teams regardless of type or size of company, organization, or public institution. It offers the reader pivotal tools and insights to use in practice.

Both the theory and practice for creating high-performing innovation teams are discussed and new tools and insights are provided for managers, consultants, and academics. It answers the call for rapid innovation to respond to the increasingly changing market and to shorter product life cycles.

How to create high-performing innovation teams addresses specifically the factors that enable innovation work from the perspective of the organization, the innovation team, and its members. In addition to co-located innovation teams, the book also discusses the differences among global organizations and what to consider in the creation of global high-performing innovation teams.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2022. p. 182
Keywords
innovation, innovation management, innovation team, organisation, group development, innovation, innovationsteknik, innovationsteam, organisation, grupputveckling
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-61182 (URN)978-3-11-073711-0 (ISBN)978-3-11-073201-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-09 Created: 2022-12-09 Last updated: 2022-12-22Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M., Blackbright, H., Jan, O. & Johansson, P. (2022). Why innovation pedagogics matter – A case study. In: Event Proceedings: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications. Paper presented at The XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference "Innovating in a Digital World", Copenhagen, Denmark on 05 June to 08 June 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why innovation pedagogics matter – A case study
2022 (English)In: Event Proceedings: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications, 2022Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Recently, the ISO guidance standard “Innovation management - Innovation management system” - ISO56002:2019 (ISO56002) has gained a lot of interest within the innovation management community. Recent research calls for an increased understanding of what innovation pedagogics are needed to support innovation management consultants and advisors (innovation advisors) in their work supporting its clients in the ISO56002 and the relevance of ISO56002’s content for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). In this study, building on an existing tool for measuring innovation maturity, the Innovation Management Capability Assessment and Reflection tool (IMCAR) was developed to also include a reflective part of the ISO56002 content’s relevance for the responding organisation. Using the IMCAR tool, this study indicates that the ISO56002 is relevant for both SMEs and innovation advisors but also the need for further development of innovation pedagogics related to vocabulary, knowledge, facilitated reflections, and visualisation tools. Limitations and further research avenues are discussed.

Keywords
ISO56002; innovation pedagogics, innovation management systems; innovation management; SME; innovation advisor; innovation consultant
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-58593 (URN)978-952-335-694-8 (ISBN)
Conference
The XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference "Innovating in a Digital World", Copenhagen, Denmark on 05 June to 08 June 2022
Available from: 2022-06-07 Created: 2022-06-07 Last updated: 2022-06-08Bibliographically approved
Johnsson, M. (2021). Factors enabling global innovation teams - a reveiw. In: : . Paper presented at The ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovating Our Common Future, Berlin, Germany on 20–23 June 2021.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors enabling global innovation teams - a reveiw
2021 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this research, a systematic literature review of factors enabling global innovation teams has been conducted. In innovation work, global companies can benefit from, for example, accessing talents and working around the clock. On the other hand, the call for reduced travelling may be hinder global innovation teams from conducting innovation work. Previous research has developed knowledge of team models, virtual teams and innovation teams. In this study, a distinction is made between virtual teams and global teams, even though both types of team connect through technology. Virtual team members can meet under certain circumstances, while global team members cannot meet without travelling far distances. Building on prior research, the study proposes factors enabling global innovation teams and a model to demonstrate and illustrate the different perspectives of the global innovation team. Limitations are discussed, and further research is proposed.

Keywords
innovation management; innovation team; global innovation team; global team; virtual team; innovation group; multidisciplinary; x-functional.
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-54205 (URN)978-952-335-467-8 (ISBN)
Conference
The ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovating Our Common Future, Berlin, Germany on 20–23 June 2021
Available from: 2021-05-15 Created: 2021-05-15 Last updated: 2021-06-24Bibliographically approved
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