Maria Elmquist

Bitr professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Innovation and R&D Management

Maria Elmquist (formerly Backman) is the Head of the Department of Technology Management and Economics. She also works at the division of Innovation and R&D Management.Maria uses mainly qualitative methods (interviews, observation, interaction research…) and is used to working in close collaboration with industrial partners (according to a collaborative research approach) where the objective is to create knowledge that is relevant to both academics and practitioners. Her research has appeared in journals such as Research Policy, R&D Management and Creativity and Innovation Management. Maria is also an affiliated researcher at the CGS at Mines ParisTech.Read about her publications at Google Scholar.

Source: chalmers.se

Publications

2016

The Challenges of Using Design Thinking in Industry - Experiences from Five Large Firms

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 25 (3), p. 344-362
Journal article
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

Öppna innovationsarenor: organisering av gemensamt kunskapsskapande

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
Book chapter
2016

Framing Design Thinking: The Concept in Idea and Enactment

Lisa Carlgren, Ingo Rauth, Maria Elmquist
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 25 (1), p. 38-57
Journal article
2014

Exploring the use of design thinking in large organizations: towards a research agenda

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth
Swedish design research journal. Vol. 1 (14), p. 47-56
Journal article
2014

Design thinking: Exploring values and effects from an innovation capability perspective

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth
Design Journal. Vol. 17 (3), p. 403-424
Journal article
2014

The challenges of innovation capability building: Learning from longitudinal studies of innovation efforts at Renault and Volvo Cars

Sofia Börjesson, Maria Elmquist, S. Hooge
Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M. Vol. 31 (1), p. 120-140
Journal article
2013

Perceptions of the value of Design Thinking in innovation in large firms

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth
EAD Conference 2013, Göteborg
Paper in proceedings
2013

Leveraging on open innovation: A study of why organizations engage in open innovation collaboration

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila
NFF conference in Iceland, August 2013
Paper in proceedings
2013

From Collaboration to Innovation: challenges and opportunities in building Open Arenas

Carolina Andrade, Maria Elmquist
Nordisk Företagsforskning (NFF), Reykjavik, Iceland, August
Paper in proceedings
2012

Aiming at innovation: a case study of innovation capabilities in the Swedish defence industry

Sofia Börjesson, Maria Elmquist
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research. Vol. 6 (2), p. 188-201
Journal article
2012

Implementing Design Thinking in Large Organizations

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth
Proceedings of the IPDM Conference 2012, Manchaster.
Paper in proceedings
2012

Towards new R&D processes for sustainable development in the automotive industry: experiencing innovative design

Maria Elmquist, Blanche Segrestin
The Greening of the Automotive Industry, p. 69-85
Book chapter
2012

Att utveckla innovationsförmåga i stora industriella företag – erfarenheter från Volvo Personvagnar

Sofia Börjesson, Maria Elmquist
In Richtnér, A. and Frishammar J. (Eds.), Innovationsledning och kreativitet i svenska företag, Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology, p. 19-29
Book chapter
2011

CBIs studie om innovationsledning

Henrik Berglund, Joakim Björkdahl, Sofia Börjesson et al
Report
2011

Implementing design thinking – an exploratory study of large companies using design thinking in innovation efforts

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth
Proceedings of the 2011 Tsinghua-DMI Inter- national Design Management Symposium HK in Hong Kong, 2011.
Conference contribution
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

Developing Innovation Capabilities: A Longitudinal Study of a Project at Volvo Cars

Sofia Börjesson, Maria Elmquist
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 20 (3), p. 171-184
Journal article
2011

Managing Open Innovation: Exploring Challenges at the Interfaces of an Open Innovation Arena

Susanne Ollila, Maria Elmquist
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 20 (4), p. 273-283
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

Radical innovation in a small firm – a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) development project at Volvo Cars

Hans M Pohl, Maria Elmquist
R and D Management. Vol. 40 (4), p. 372-382
Journal article
2009

The value of a failed R&D project: emerging evaluation criteria for innovation projects

Maria Elmquist, Le Masson P
R and D Management. Vol. 39 (2), p. 139-152
Journal article
2009

Triangulating relations to explore openness of innovation

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg
Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, August 2009
Paper in proceedings
2009

The concept of interessement: The story of a power-split technology for hybrid electric vehicles

Hans M Pohl, Alexander Styhre, Maria Elmquist
International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 13 (1), p. 47-64
Magazine article
2009

Exploring the field of open innovation

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila
European Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 12 (3), p. 326-345
Journal article
2009

The Challenge of Managing Boundary-Spanning Research Activities: Experiences from the Swedish Context: The challenge of managing boundary spanning research

N Adler, Maria Elmquist, Flemming Norrgren
Research Policy. Vol. 38 (7), p. 1136-1149
Journal article
2009

The challenges of managing open innovation in highly innovative fields: exploring the use of the KCP method

Maria Elmquist, B Segrestin
European Academy of Management Conference, Liverpool, UK, May 11-14, 2009.
Paper in proceedings
2009

Managing learning in the automotive industry – the innovation race for electric vehicles

F. Aggeri, Maria Elmquist, Hans M Pohl
International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. Vol. 9 (2), p. 123-147
Journal article
2009

The Role of Design Firms in Innovation: How Design Firms Contribute to the Innovative Capabilities of Core Firms

Thomas Hordern, Maria Elmquist
European Academy of Management Conference, Liverpool, UK, May 11-14, 2009.
Paper in proceedings
2009

Exploring the management of collaborative arenas from a platform perspective

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila
IPDM Conference, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 7-9, 2009
Paper in proceedings
2009

Sustainable development through innovative design: lessons from the KCP method experimented with an automotive firm

Maria Elmquist, B Segrestin
International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. Vol. 9 (2), p. 229-244
Journal article
2009

Open Innovation - Forschung in Europa

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila
IP Manager - Journal for the Knowledge Economy. Vol. 2009 (3), p. 50-51
Journal article
2008

Innovation and the limits of the selection logic: Introducing generative capacity as a complement to absorptive capacity

Maria Elmquist
Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference, Köpenhamn, Denmark, April 28-30, 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

On the way to electric cars - a case study of a hybrid electric vehicle project at Volvo Cars

Hans M Pohl, Maria Elmquist
R&D Management Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 17-20, 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

Design in innovation: how external design firms contribute to the development of the innovative capabilities of large firms

Thomas Hordern, Maria Elmquist
to be presented at the International Society for Professional Innovation Management Symposium, Singapore, December 14-17, 2008.
Paper in proceedings
2008

Aiming at innovation in the Swedish defense industry – the difficulties of responding to disruptive market change in a technology driven context

Sofia Börjesson, Maria Elmquist
Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference, Köpenhamn, Denmark, April 28-30, 2008.
Paper in proceedings
2008

Managing learning strategies in the automotive industry – the race for hybridization

F. Aggeri, Maria Elmquist, Hans M Pohl
Gerpisa Conference, Turino, Italy, June 18-20, 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

Developing innovative capabilities: Lessons from an experimental process in the automotive industry using a design theory approach

Maria Elmquist, B Segrestin
European Academy of Management, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 14-17, 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

Managing Open Innovation: Present Findings and Future Directions

Tobias Fredberg, Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila
Report
2008

Organizing open innovation in practice: a case study of an environmental innovation project in the automotive industry

Maria Elmquist, B Segrestin
International Product Development Management Conference, Hamburg, Germany, June 29-July 1, 2008.
Paper in proceedings
2008

Managing innovation fields: another look at how eco-innovation capabilities are built in the automotive industry

F. Aggeri, Maria Elmquist, Hans M Pohl
Strategic Management Society, Köln, Germany, October 12-15, 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

Alternative design strategies to combine environmental and economic sustainability: Lessons from an empirical experiment with an automotive firm

Maria Elmquist, B Segrestin
Gerpisa Conference, Turino, Italy, June 18-20, 2008
Paper in proceedings
2007

Managing Open Innovation: Present Findings and Future Directions,

Tobias Fredberg, Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila
Report
2007

Vehicles for Innovation: the case of a neglected concept car project at Volvo Cars

Maria Elmquist
Knowledge and Process Management. Vol. 14 (1), p. 1-14
Journal article
2007

Working with concepts in the fuzzy front end: exploring the context for innovation for different types of concepts at Volvo Cars

Maria Elmquist, Sofia Börjesson, Sten Setterberg
R&D Management. Vol. 37 (1), p. 17-28
Journal article
2007

Towards a new logic for Front End management: From drug discovery to drug design in Pharmaceutical R&D

Maria Elmquist, B Segrestin
J. of Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 16 (2), p. 106-120
Journal article
2007

Loud killers and already-invented-here: managing change in professional organizations

Niclas Adler, Maria Elmquist, B Frössevi et al
the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August 4-8, 2007.
Paper in proceedings

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Projects

2017–2019

Utveckla innovationsförmåga i det framväxande ekosystemet kring självkörande fordon

Maria Elmquist Technology Management and Economics
VINNOVA

2012–2013

The role of innovation functions for innovative product development in large firms.

Sofia Börjesson Innovation and R&D Management
Maria Elmquist Technology Management and Economics
Anne Elerud-Tryde Innovation and R&D Management
VINNOVA

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

2014–2016

Hur kan Design Thinking bidra till innovationsarbete i svenska företag

Maria Elmquist Technology Management and Economics
Lisa Carlgren Innovation and R&D Management
Ingo Rauth Innovation and R&D Management
VINNOVA

2012–2013

Design thinking and its contribution to innovation capabilities in large firms

Maria Elmquist Technology Management and Economics
Lisa Carlgren Innovation and R&D Management
Ingo Rauth Innovation and R&D Management
VINNOVA

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