Anna Yström

Forskarassistent at Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Anna Yström is Assistant Professor in Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology. She has a PhD in Technology Management and Economics and a MSc in Industrial Design Engineering. The core of her expertise is in the areas of collaborative innovation, management & organisation, and design theory & methods. Since obtaining her PhD in 2013, her research has been funded by e.g. Handelsbankens Research Foundations, VINNOVA - Sweden’s Innovation Agency, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and Chalmers’ Areas of Advance. She has over the past few years developed an extensive international research network through her visiting positions at Mines ParisTech, Politecnico di Milano and most recently HEC Montréal.Anna often works with collaborative and action research oriented research designs, mainly involving qualitative research methods. Her previous research covers topics such as managerial practices and roles in open innovation collaboration, the design principles of organising collaborative innovation and the new role of innovation intermediaries in collective knowledge creation. She is a co-founder of the research group "Managing In-Between” led by Professor Susanne Ollila, aiming to further knowledge about managing spaces in between actors, specifically in the context of collaborative innovation. Such spaces can be understood as “proto-institutions”, a form of emergent organizing that challenges previous perceptions about (innovation) management. The research group has several on-going projects which you can read more about at the MIB group’s web-page >> Follow Anna on Twitter: @Anna_YstroemFollow the MIB blog >>Annas publications in Google Scholar >>

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Projects

2017–2017

Supporting sustainability transition in the energy sector with innovative design training? Developing methods to support transition practices through collaborative research

Anna Yström Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Marine Agogue Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Chalmers

2013–2014

DEMO - Design meets open innovation

Susanne Ollila Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Anna Yström Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Chalmers

2008–2013

Managing and organising open innovation

Susanne Ollila Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Anna Yström Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Maria Elmquist Department of Technology Management and Economics
Tobias Fredberg Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
VINNOVA

2013–2014

ASTA – roles, rights n'duties

Susanne Ollila Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Anna Yström Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Chalmers
AstaZero AB

2014–2015

Creative climates in science parks

Anna Yström Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
IVA Hans Werthén foundation

2014–2014

Increased collaboration within and across industries – a part of Innovative Jämtland/Härjedalen

Anna Yström Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Regionförbundet Jämtlands län

2014–2015

Organizing of the Maritime cluster in Western Sweden

Anna Yström Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Josefin Borg Department of Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Västra Götalandsregionen, Regionutvecklingssekretariatet

2014–2015

Utveckling av en forskningsagenda inom öppen innovation med fokus på aktionsforskning

Anna Yström Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

Open for innovation? Practices supporting collaboration in Swedish regional clusters

Anna Yström, Hedvig Aspenberg,
ISPIM conference, Toronto, March 19-22
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Anything goes? Conceptualizing different interaction strategies in open innovation

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
EURAM conference. Paris, May 31-June 4
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Let’s make money together: Exploring challenges in shifting towards exploiting business opportunities in collaborative platforms

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
Open and User Innovation Conference. Boston, Aug 1-3.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Designing and Being Designed: Organizing Complex Collaborative Innovation in a Societal challenge

Marcel Bogers, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström et al
Best Paper Proceedings of Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, Aug 5-9
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Öppna innovationsarenor: organisering av gemensamt kunskapsskapande

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström et al
Tell, F. & Lakemond, N. (eds.) Öppen innovation - i teori och praktik
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Ledarskap i öppna innovationssamarbeten: Att skapa mening i en komplex miljö

Anna Yström,
Tell, F. & Lakemond, N. (eds.) Öppen innovation - i teori och praktik
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Shifting to a value creating rationale in innovation intermediaries: A study of managerial challenges and implications

Anna Yström, Kamilla Kohn Rådberg,
3rd World Open Innovation Conference, Barcelona, Dec 15-16
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

“Caught in a strange loop”: A relational view on joint value capture in collaborative platforms

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
3rd World Open Innovation Conference, Barcelona, Dec 15-16
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Exploring design principles of organizing for collaborative innovation: The case of an open innovation initiative

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
Creativity and Innovation Management
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Beyond intermediation: The open innovation arena as an actor enabling joint knowledge creation

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström et al
International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 72 (4), p. 273-295
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

An investigation into the roles of open innovation collaboration managers

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
R &D Management
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

"Authoring” Open Innovation: The Managerial Practices of an Open Innovation Director

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
Proceedings of Academy of Management, Vancouver, August 8-11
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Uncovering challenges in multi-actor collaborative business models through action research

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
Proceedings of Academy of Management, Vancouver, August 8-11
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Exploring tensions in an open innovation project: the challenges of achieving collaborative advantage

Anna Yström,
EURAM conference, Warsaw, June 17-20
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

'Authoring' Open Innovation: The Managerial Practices of an Open Innovation Director

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
Research in Organizational Change and Development. Vol. 23, p. 253-291
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Exploring the creative climate in an open innovation arena: identifying challenges and possibilities

Anna Yström, Hedvig Aspenberg, Annika Kumlin et al
European Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 18 (1)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

An investigation into managerial roles of open innovation collaboration managers

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
1st Annual World Open Innovation Conference, Napa, California, Dec 4-5
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Improving prerequisites for open innovation collaboration through action research: A study from the automotive industry

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Marine Agogué et al
2014 ISPIM Americas Innovation Forum, Montréal, Canada, Oct 5-8
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Designing for creativity in an open innovation arena

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila,
14th EURAM conference, Valencia, June 4-7
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Is organizing in-between a matter of design? A case of long-term open innovation collaboration

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
14th EURAM conference, Valencia, June 4-7
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Collectively authoring inter­‐organizational collaboration: A case of long-­term open innovation collaboration

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
EGOS conference, Rotterdam, 3-5 July
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Ledarskap i öppna innovationsmiljöer - samarbete över organisationsgränser kräver perspektivskifte

Anna Yström,
Management of Innovation and Technology (1), p. 8-9
Journal article - popular science
2014

Developing design methodology to enable open innovation collaboration

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Marine Agogué et al
7th SIG Design Theory Workshop, Paris, 27-28 Jan
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2013

Anything goes? Characterizing open innovation collaboration in empirical research

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, Dec 8-11
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Authoring the space "in-between": The tales of an open innovation arena director

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
Nordic Academy of Management Conference (NFF), 21-23 aug. Reykjavik, Iceland
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Picturing the role of management in an open innovation collaboration

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila,
20th IPDM conference. Paris, June 23-25
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Stepping out of the zone of territorial protection enables open innovation collaboration

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Marine Agogué et al
20th IPDM conference. Paris, June 23-25
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

A contingency approach of open innovation intermediaries - the management principles of the "intermediary of the unknown"

Marine Agogué, Elsa Berthet, Tobias Fredberg et al
13th EURAM conference, Istanbul, June 26-29
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Rethinking the role of intermediaries as an architect of collective exploration and creation of knowledge in open innovation

Marine Agogué, Anna Yström, Pascal Le Masson et al
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 17 (2)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Shaping and re-shaping managerial practices: the tales of an open innovation arena director

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila,
15th APROS conference. 15-17 February, Tokyo, Japan
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

What´s creative about open innovation? A case study of the creative climate in an open innovation arena.

Anna Yström, Hedvig Aspenberg, Annika Kumlin et al
13th International CINet Conference, Rome, 16-18 Sept, 2012
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Managing for organizational creativity in an open innovation arena - creating a space for bounded instability

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström,
EGOS conference Helsinki July 5-7, 2012.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Role Confusion in Open Innovation Intermediary Arenas

Tobias Fredberg, Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila et al
New Forms of Collaborative Innovation and Production on the Internet, eds. Wittke, V. & Hanekop, H.
Chapter in monograph, book
2011

Enabling knowledge creation among competitors: the open innovation arena

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström et al
Nordic Academy of Management conference, Stockholm, 22-24 August
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Radical open innovation: The new role of intermediaries. Findings from collaborative arenas in Sweden and France

Anna Yström, Marine Agogué,
IPDM, Delft, The Netherlands, 5-7 June, 2011
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Exploring an open innovation project unleashing the creative potential: Stories of resistance and emancipation

Anna Yström,
EGOS 2011, July 5-7, Gothenburg
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Turning Open Innovation into Practice: Open Innovation Research through the Lens of Managers

Eleni Giannopoulou, Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila et al
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 15 (3), p. 505-524
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Open Innovation - Anything Goes? A Review of Empirical Research on Open innovation

Alfred Eklöf, Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila et al
European Academy of Management Conference, Tallinn, 1-4 June 2011
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Implications of openness: A study of (all) the growing literature on open innovation

Eleni Giannopoulou, Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila et al
Journal of Technology Management and Innovation. Vol. 5 (3), p. 162-180
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Turning Open Innovation into Practice: Open Innovation Research through the Lens of Managers

Eleni Giannopoulou, Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila et al
3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 12-15 Dec, Quebec, Kanada
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Communities of Practice for Open Innovation - Enabling Organizational Creativity?

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila, Tobias Fredberg et al
ICICKM - 7th International Conference on Intellectual Capital & Knowledge Management, 11-12 Nov, Hong Kong
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Using Personas to Guide Education Needs Analysis and Program Design

Anna Yström, Lena Peterson, Björn von Sydow et al
Proceedings of 6th International CDIO Conference, Montreal, Canada
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Design Thinking - Not! A study on the perception and use of industrial design in Swedish SMEs

Anna Yström, MariAnne Karlsson,
Proceedings from the 17th International Product Development Conference, Murcia, June 13-15, 2010, p. 1-24
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Functional description of driver activities

Stig E.R. Franzén, Anna Yström,
Report
2009

Using Personas as a Mediating Tool in the Development of Engineering Programs

Anna Yström, Lena Peterson, Björn von Sydow et al
Proceedings 2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Resenärsinformation via talsvar. Utvärdering av dialogen i Västtrafiks talsvarstjänst.

Anna Yström, MariAnne Karlsson, Oskar Rexfelt et al
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