Anna Yström

Forskarassistent at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Anna Yström is Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior and Collaborative Innovation at the Department of Technology Management and Economics. 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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Publications

2017

Explicating the role of innovation intermediaries in the “unknown”: a contingency approach.

Marine Agogué, Elsa Berthet, Tobias Fredberg et al
Journal of Strategy and Management.. Vol. 10 (1), p. 19-39
Journal article
2017

Experimenting with innovation processes: the case of reinventing a museum through collaboration

Marine Agogué, Anna Yström
CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation. Vol. 1 (2), p. 9-15
Journal article
2017

Managing transition arenas in becoming: micro accounts of collaborative governance

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
International Sustainability Transitions conference, Gothenburg, June 18-21
Paper in proceedings
2017

Developing A Learning Method In An Open Innovation Project Through Action Research.

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila, Marine Agogué et al
Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Aug 4-8
Paper in proceedings
2017

An investigation into the roles of open innovation collaboration managers

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
R and D Management. Vol. 47 (2), p. 236-252
Journal article
2017

Open for innovation? Practices supporting collaboration in Swedish regional clusters

Anna Yström, Hedvig Aspenberg
ISPIM conference, Toronto, March 19-22
Paper in proceedings
2017

Open for innovation? Practices supporting collaboration in Swedish regional clusters

Anna Yström, Hedvig Aspenberg
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 21 (5), p. 1740008-1-1740008-28-
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
2016

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

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 72 (4), p. 273-295
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
2016

Anything goes? Conceptualizing different interaction strategies in open innovation

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
EURAM conference. Paris, May 31-June 4
Paper in proceedings
2016

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

Marcel Bogers, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016, Anaheim, Aug 5-9, p. 7-12
Paper in proceedings
2016

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

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
Creativity and Innovation Management (3), p. 363-377
Journal article
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.
Paper in proceedings
2016

Öppna innovationsarenor: organisering av gemensamt kunskapsskapande

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
Book chapter
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
2015

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

Anna Yström, Hedvig Aspenberg, Annika Kumlin
European Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 18 (1), p. 70-85
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
2015

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

Anna Yström
EURAM conference, Warsaw, June 17-20
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
2014

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

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Marine Agogué
2014 ISPIM Americas Innovation Forum, Montréal, Canada, Oct 5-8
Paper in proceedings
2014

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

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
EGOS conference, Rotterdam, 3-5 July
Paper in proceedings
2014

Designing for creativity in an open innovation arena

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
14th EURAM conference, Valencia, June 4-7
Paper in proceedings
2014

Developing design methodology to enable open innovation collaboration

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Marine Agogué
7th SIG Design Theory Workshop, Paris, 27-28 Jan
Conference contribution
2014

Ledarskap i öppna innovationsmiljöer - samarbete över organisationsgränser kräver perspektivskifte

Anna Yström
Management of Innovation and Technology (1), p. 8-9
Magazine article
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
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 17 (2)
Journal article
2013

Picturing the role of management in an open innovation collaboration

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
20th IPDM conference. Paris, June 23-25
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Marine Agogué
20th IPDM conference. Paris, June 23-25
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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.
Paper in proceedings
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
13th International CINet Conference, Rome, 16-18 Sept, 2012
Paper in proceedings
2011

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

Alfred Eklöf, Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
European Academy of Management Conference, Tallinn, 1-4 June 2011
Paper in proceedings
2011

Role Confusion in Open Innovation Intermediary Arenas

Tobias Fredberg, Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila et al
Book chapter
2011

Enabling knowledge creation among competitors: the open innovation arena

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
Nordic Academy of Management conference, Stockholm, 22-24 August
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
2011

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

Eleni Giannopoulou, Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 15 (3), p. 505-524
Journal article
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
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
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
Paper in proceedings
2010

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

Eleni Giannopoulou, Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 12-15 Dec, Quebec, Kanada
Paper in proceedings
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 contribution
2009

Resenärsinformation via talsvar. Utvärdering av dialogen i Västtrafiks talsvarstjänst.

Anna Yström, MariAnne Karlsson, Oskar Rexfelt
Report
2009

Functional description of driver activities

Stig Franzén, Anna Yström
Report

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Projects

2013–2014

ASTA – roles, rights n'duties

Susanne Ollila Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Anna Yström Entrepreneurship and Strategy
AstaZero AB

2013–2014

DEMO - Design meets open innovation

Susanne Ollila Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Anna Yström Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Chalmers

2008–2013

Managing and organising open innovation

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

2014–2015

Creative climates in science parks

Anna Yström Entrepreneurship and Strategy
IVA Hans Werthén foundation

2014–2014

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

Anna Yström Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Regionförbundet Jämtlands län

2014–2015

Organizing of the Maritime cluster in Western Sweden

Anna Yström Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Josefin Borg Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Västra Götalandsregionen, Regional development committee

2014–2015

Utveckling av en forskningsagenda inom öppen innovation med fokus på aktionsforskning

Anna Yström Entrepreneurship and Strategy
VINNOVA

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