Hans Löfsten

Full Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Hans Löfsten is a Full Professor at the Divison of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. He graduated as a BSc in Business Administration in 1988 and a PhD in Economis) 1992 from School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University. His Ph D dissertation focused on maintenance of municipal infrastructure - principles for planning, pricing and financing. Other earlier research fields of interest are maintenance of production systems and transportation costing. Löfsten has also been involved in a lot of different courses as a university teacher, at all levels. Hans joined Chalmers in 1996, as an Assistant Professor. Previously, he has held academic positions at School of Economics and Commercial Law, as Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer. He has also been a researcher at Gothenburg Research Institute and in 1999 he became Research Fellow at IMIT (Institute for Management and Innovation of Technology). In 1999 he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2005 Professor in Technology Management, Chalmers.

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Showing 65 publications

2019

Human capital, external relations, and early firm performance of technology-based start-ups

Hanna Rydehell, Anders Isaksson, Hans Löfsten
Rigour and Relevance in Research, Resources and Outcomes: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research, p. 117-139
Book chapter
2019

Effects of internal and external resource dimensions on the business performance of new technology-based firms

Hanna Rydehell, Anders Isaksson, Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 23 (1)
Journal article
2019

Business networks and localization effects for new Swedish technology-based firms’ innovation performance

Hanna Rydehell, Anders Isaksson, Hans Löfsten
Journal of Technology Transfer. Vol. 44 (5), p. 1457-1476
Journal article
2019

Science Parks and talent attraction – an international study

Eduardo Cadorin, Magnus Klofsten, Hans Löfsten
Conference contribution
2019

Support and development of small and new firms in rural areas

Magnus Klofsten, Charlotte Norrman, Eduardo Cadorin et al
Conference contribution
2019

Survival and Growth Patterns among New Technology-Based Firms: Empirical Study of Cohort 2006 in Sweden

Heikki Ranniko, Erno T. Tornikoski, Anders Isaksson et al
Journal of Small Business Management. Vol. 57 (2), p. 640-657
Journal article
2019

Science Parks, talent attraction and stakeholder involvement: an international study

Eduardo Cadorin, Magnus Klofsten, Hans Löfsten
Journal of Technology Transfer
Journal article
2018

Novelty-oriented value propositions for new technology-based firms: Impact of business networks and growth orientation

Hanna Rydehell, Hans Löfsten, Anders Isaksson
Journal of High Technology Management Research. Vol. 29 (2), p. 161-171
Journal article
2018

Empirical exploration of a cohort of new technology-based firms in Sweden: what happens to them during their early years?

Heikki Rannikko, Erno T. Tornikoski, Anders Isaksson et al
The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts, p. 166-206
Book chapter
2018

Maintenance and reinvestment policies: framework and principles

Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics. Vol. 6 (2/3), p. 207-223
Journal article
2017

Human capital, external relations and new technology-based firms´ early performance

Hanna Rydehell, Anders Isaksson, Hans Löfsten
RENT XXXI (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business), November 16-17, 2017, Lund
Conference contribution
2017

Innovation performance and organizational capabilities in the Swedish hybrid electric vehicle technology: A study of 40 SMEs

Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development. Vol. 16 (1), p. 49-69
Journal article
2017

Measuring the (initial) business model of a new venture

Anders Isaksson, Hans Löfsten, Heikki Rannikko et al
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference), June 7-10, 2017
Conference poster
2016

From practice to structures: The link between project-level knowledge creation and firm-level systematic information structures

Hans Löfsten
Journal of General Management. Vol. 42 (1), p. 79-100
Journal article
2016

Organisational capabilities and the long-term survival of new technology-based firms

Hans Löfsten
European Business Review. Vol. 28 (3), p. 312-332
Journal article
2016

Industrialization of hybrid electric vehicle technology: identifying critical resource dimensions

Hans Löfsten
Journal of Technology Transfer. Vol. 41 (2), p. 349-367
Journal article
2016

Business and innovation resources: determinants for the survival of new technology-based firms

Hans Löfsten
Management Decision. Vol. 54 (1), p. 88-106
Journal article
2015

Critical resource dimensions for development of patents - An analysis of 131 new technology-based firms Localised in incubators

Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 19 (1), p. Art. no. 1550006-
Journal article
2015

Similar, yet different: a comparative analysis of the role of trust in radical and incremental product innovation

Anna Brattström, Hans Löfsten, Anders Richtnér
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 19 (4)
Journal article
2015

Empirical exploration of a cohort of new technology-based firms in Sweden: What happens to them during their early years?

Heikki Rannikko, Erno Tornikoski, Anders Isaksson et al
Paper presented for the RENT (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) XXIX conference in Zagreb, Croatia on November 18-20, 2015.
Paper in proceedings
2015

International new ventures localised in incubators - markets, resources and dynamic environment

Lise Aaboen, Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing. Vol. 7 (1), p. 24-46
Journal article
2014

Managing in turbulence: how the capacity for resilience influences creativity

Anders Richtnér, Hans Löfsten
R and D Management. Vol. 44 (2), p. 137-151
Journal article
2014

Industriell ekonomi – grundläggande ekonomisk analys

Björn Lantz, Anders Isaksson, Hans Löfsten
Book
2014

Information structures and business performance - implications for technology-based firm´s innovation performance

Hans Löfsten
Knowledge and Process Management. Vol. 21 (4), p. 246-259
Journal article
2014

Product innovation processes and the trade-off between product innovation performance and business performance

Hans Löfsten
European Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 17 (1), p. 61-84
Journal article
2012

BUSINESS PLANNING, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND LOCALIZATION - A STUDY OF 131 INCUBATEES LOCATED ON 16 INCUBATORS IN SWEDEN

Hans Löfsten
Do We Need The Entrepreneurial University? Triple Helix Perspective, p. 169-
Book chapter
2012

Creativity, trust and systematic processes in product development

A. Brattstrom, Hans Löfsten, A. Richtner
Research Policy. Vol. 41 (4), p. 743-755
Journal article
2012

Innovation capabilities in very small firms - A study of 131 high-tech firms and their relation to performance

Sofia Börjesson, Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research. Vol. 6 (2), p. 149-176
Journal article
2011

Förtroende och kreativitet i produktutveckling

Hans Löfsten, Anna Brattström, Anders Richtnér
Management of Innovation and Technology (2), p. 2-
Magazine article
2011

Nourishment for the piggy bank: facilitation of external financing in incubators

Lise Aaboen, Hans Löfsten, Lars Bengtsson
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC). Vol. 10 (3/4), p. 354-374
Journal article
2011

Effects of platforms on new product development projects

Maximilian Pasche, Magnus Persson, Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Vol. 31 (11-12), p. 1144-1163
Journal article
2010

Platforms and their effects on new product development projects

Maximilian Pasche, Magnus Persson, Hans Löfsten
17th International Annual EurOMA Conference
Paper in proceedings
2010

Critical incubator dimensions for small firm performance - a study of new technology-based firms localized in 16 incubators.

Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research. Vol. 4 (3), p. 256-279
Journal article
2008

Towards incubator facilitation of technology transfer

Lise Aaboen, Peter Lindelöf, Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development. Vol. 5 (3), p. 331-355
Journal article
2008

Incubator performance: an efficiency frontier analysis

Lise Aaboen, Peter Lindelöf, Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research. Vol. 2 (4), p. 354-380
Journal article
2006

Business environment and property management issues: a study of growth firms in Sweden

Paul Dettwiler, Petert Lindelöf, Hans Löfsten
Journal of Corporate Real Estate. Vol. 8 (3), p. 120-133
Journal article
2006

Importance of management accounting in new technology-based firms in Sweden - analysis of environmental and strategic variables

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
International Journal of Business Environment. Vol. 1 (2), p. 137-161
Journal article
2006

Environmental hostility and firm behaviour - an empirical examination of new technology-based firms on Science Parks

Hans Löfsten, Lindelöf Peter
Journal of Small Business Management. Vol. 44 (3), p. 386-406
Journal article
2006

Inkubatorer i Sverige – analys av indikatordimensioner och nyttoeffektivitet

Hans Löfsten, Lise Aaboen, Peter Lindelöf
Report
2006

Utility of location: A comparative survey between small new technology-based firms located on and off Science Parks - Implications for facilities management

Paul Dettwiler, Peter Lindelöf, Hans Löfsten
Technovation. Vol. 26 (4), p. 506-517
Journal article
2006

Corporate governance and performance of small high-tech firms in Sweden

Lise Aaboen, Peter Lindelöf, Christopher von Koch et al
Technovation. Vol. 26, p. 955-968
Journal article
2006

Science Park Location and New Technology-Based Firms in Sweden: Implications for Strategy and Performance

Peter Lindelöf, Hans Löfsten
Technological Entrepreneurship: Institutions and Agents Involved University Technology Transfer
Book chapter
2006

Science Park effects in Sweden - dimensions critical for firm growth

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
International Journal of Public Policy. Vol. 1 (4), p. 451-475
Journal article
2005

Teori och metoder för val av indikatorer för inkubatorer

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
Report
2005

Academic versus corporate new technology-based firms in Swedish Science Parks: an analysis of performance, business networks and financing

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 31 (3/4), p. 334-357
Journal article
2005

R&D networks and product innovation patterns of academic and non-academic new technology-based firms on Science Parks

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
Technovation. Vol. 25 (9), p. 1025-1037
Journal article
2004

Inkubatorers effektivitet – VINNKUBATOR

Hans Löfsten
Management of Technology (3), p. 1-
Magazine article
2004

Proximity as a resource base for competitive advantage – university–industry links for technology transfer

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
Journal of Technology Transfer. Vol. 29 (3/4), p. 311-326
Journal article
2003

Science Park location and new technology-based firms in Sweden – implications for strategy and performance

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
Small Business Economics. Vol. 20 (3), p. 245-258
Journal article
2003

Determinants for an entrepreneurial milieu – Science Parks and business policy in growing firms

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
Technovation. Vol. 23 (1), p. 51-64
Journal article
2002

Science Parks and the growth of new technology based firms – academic-industry links, innovation and markets.

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
Research Policy. Vol. 31 (6), p. 859-876
Journal article
2001

Science Parks in Sweden - Industrial Renewal and Development?

Hans Löfsten, Peter Lindelöf
R&D Management. Vol. 31 (3), p. 309-322
Journal article
2000

Measuring Maintenance Performance - In Search for a Maintenance Productivity Index

Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 63 (1), p. 47-58
Journal article
2000

Underhållets produktivitetsmått - några empiriska och teoretiska implikationer

Hans Löfsten
Utan handledning, p. 39-58
Book chapter
1999

Varför växer företagen i teknik- och forskningsparker?

Hans Löfsten
Management of Technology (4), p. 2-
Magazine article
1999

Management of Industrial Maintenance - Economic Evaluation of Maintenance Policies

Hans Löfsten
International Journal of Operations & Production Management
Journal article
1998

Maintenance of Municipal Infrastructure. Journal of Infrastructure Systems

Hans Löfsten
Journal of Infrastructure Systems. Vol. 4 (4), p. 139-145
Journal article

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Showing 1 research projects

2014–2016

Exploring linkages between startup creation and future growth in new technology-based Swedish and Finnish firms

Hans Löfsten Innovation and R&D Management
The Wallenberg Foundations, Peter Wallenberg

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