Maria Elmquist

Biträdande professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics

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

Projects

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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Publications

2016

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

Lisa Carlgren, Ingo Rauth, Maria Elmquist
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

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

Öppna innovationsarenor: organisering av gemensamt kunskapsskapande

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Maria Elmquist
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

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

Lisa Carlgren, Ingo Rauth, Maria Elmquist
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 1 (14), p. 47-56
Journal article
2014

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

S. Hooge, Sofia Börjesson, Maria Elmquist
Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M. Vol. 31 (1), p. 120-140
Journal article
2014

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

Ingo Rauth, Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist
Design Journal. Vol. 17 (3), p. 403-424
Journal article
2013

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

Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth, Lisa Carlgren
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Carolina Andrade, Maria Elmquist
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2012

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

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

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

Blanche Segrestin, Maria Elmquist
The Greening of the Automotive Industry, p. 69-85
Chapter in monograph, book
2012

Implementing Design Thinking in Large Organizations

Maria Elmquist, Lisa Carlgren, Ingo Rauth
Paper in proceedings
2011

CBIs studie om innovationsledning

Joakim Björkdahl, Sören Sjölander, Jan Wickenberg et al
Report
2011

Role Confusion in Open Innovation Intermediary Arenas

Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström et al
Chapter in monograph, book
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
2011

Enabling knowledge creation among competitors: the open innovation arena

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
Paper in proceedings
2010

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

Tobias Fredberg, Maria Elmquist, 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, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila et al
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

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

Triangulating relations to explore openness of innovation

Tobias Fredberg, Maria Elmquist
Paper in proceedings
2009

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

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

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

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

Open Innovation - Forschung in Europa

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

Exploring the management of collaborative arenas from a platform perspective

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2008

Managing Open Innovation: Present Findings and Future Directions

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Tobias Fredberg
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

Managing Open Innovation: Present Findings and Future Directions,

Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila, Maria Elmquist
Report
2007

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

Sofia Börjesson, Sten Setterberg, Maria Elmquist
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, B Frössevi, Tobias Fredberg et al
Paper in proceedings