Maria Elmquist

Bitr professor at Department of 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

Projects

2012–2013

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

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

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

2014–2016

Hur kan Design Thinking bidra till innovationsarbete i svenska företag

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

2012–2013

Design thinking and its contribution to innovation capabilities in large firms

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

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Publications

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

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

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

Framing Design Thinking: The Concept in Idea and Enactment

Lisa Carlgren, Ingo Rauth, Maria Elmquist et al
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 25 (1), p. 38-57
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth et al
Design Journal. Vol. 17 (3), p. 403-424
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth et al
Swedish design research journal . Vol. 1 (14), p. 47-56
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Sofia Börjesson, Maria Elmquist, Sophie Hooge et al
Journal of engineering and technology management. Vol. 31, p. 120-140
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

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

Carolina Andrade, Maria Elmquist,
Nordisk Företagsforskning (NFF), Reykjavik, Iceland, August
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila et al
NFF conference in Iceland, August 2013
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth et al
EAD Conference 2013, Göteborg
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Implementing Design Thinking in Large Organizations

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth et al
Proceedings of the IPDM Conference 2012, Manchaster.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Chapter in monograph, book
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

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
Scientific journal article - 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

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

Lisa Carlgren, Maria Elmquist, Ingo Rauth et al
Proceedings of the 2011 Tsinghua-DMI Inter- national Design Management Symposium HK in Hong Kong, 2011.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

CBIs studie om innovationsledning

Henrik Berglund, Joakim Björkdahl, Sofia Börjesson et al
Report
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

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

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

Hans Pohl, Maria Elmquist,
R&D Management. Vol. 40 (4), p. 372-382
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Triangulating relations to explore openness of innovation

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg,
Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, August 2009
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Open Innovation - Forschung in Europa

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

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

Hans Pohl, Alexander Styhre, Maria Elmquist et al
International journal of innovation management. Vol. 13 (1), p. 47-64
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2009

Exploring the field of open innovation

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila et al
European Journal of Innovation Management. Vol. 12 (3), p. 326-345
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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 et al
Research Policy. Vol. 38 (7), p. 1136-1149
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Exploring the management of collaborative arenas from a platform perspective

Maria Elmquist, Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila et al
IPDM Conference, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 7-9, 2009
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 Management. Vol. 9 (2), p. 229-244
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

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

F. Aggeri, Maria Elmquist, Hans Pohl et al
International Journal of Automotive Technology Management. Vol. 9 (2), p. 123-147
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

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

Maria Elmquist, Le Masson P,
R&D Management. Vol. 39 (2), p. 139-152
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Managing Open Innovation: Present Findings and Future Directions

Tobias Fredberg, Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila et al
Report
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

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

F. Aggeri, Maria Elmquist, Hans Pohl et al
Strategic Management Society, Köln, Germany, October 12-15, 2008
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

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

Hans Pohl, Maria Elmquist,
R&D Management Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 17-20, 2008
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

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

F. Aggeri, Maria Elmquist, Hans Pohl et al
Gerpisa Conference, Turino, Italy, June 18-20, 2008
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Managing Open Innovation: Present Findings and Future Directions,

Tobias Fredberg, Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila et al
Report
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 et al
R&D Management . Vol. 37 (1), p. 17-28
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed