Susanne Ollila

Biträdande professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Susanne (Sanne) Ollila is Professor in Technology Management and her research is focused on Organizational Behavior, Innovation Management and Knowledge Management. She conducts her research mainly through qualitative methodologies such as Action Research, Ethnographic Research, and Longitudinal Single Case Studies. Susanne has established a research group called "Managing-in-Between" (MIB). The purpose of this research group is to further the theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding about managing spaces in between actors. Interacting across boundaries has become prevalent among organizations seeking innovation. Consequently, there is an opportunity for individuals or collectives to design a space that enables collaboration. Such spaces can take different forms, and be more or less defined. These collaborative settings could be understood as a space "in-between" constituted of organization as well as disorganization. These spaces in-between usually have a management function organizing and leading activities of a large amount of actors within a domain of common concern, thus providing ample opportunities for interesting research as well as learning for all parties involved. To read more about the MIB research grop, the members and their research visit the MIB homepage >>.Susanne's interest and inquiry into organizing and managing collaboration and co-creation in the space in-between has resulted in several publications on open innovation, innovation management, organizing for innovation, knowledge management and entrepreneurial behavior. Her research has been published in journals such as R&D Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, International Journal of Innovation Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, and Journal of Knowledge Management. Follow MIB on twitter: @mibresearchRead the MIB Blogg >>Susanne Ollila’s publications on Google Scholar >>

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Projects

2016–2018

KIVI - Kollaborativ Innovation: en Väg till ökad Innovationsförmåga

Susanne Ollila Entrepreneurship and Strategy
VINNOVA

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

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Publications

2017

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

Anna Yström, Marine Agogué, Susanne Ollila et al
Paper in proceedings
2017

An investigation into the roles of open innovation collaboration managers

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

Managing transition arenas in becoming: micro accounts of collaborative governance

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström
Paper in proceedings
2016

Anything goes? Conceptualizing different interaction strategies in open innovation

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2016

What is "value" in open innovation?

Kamilla Kohn Rådberg, Jane Webb, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
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

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

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

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

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

To be or not to be? Identity work in collaborative innovation

Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2016

Öppna innovationsarenor: organisering av gemensamt kunskapsskapande

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Maria Elmquist
Chapter in monograph, book
2015

'Authoring' Open Innovation: The Managerial Practices of an Open Innovation Director

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
Research in Organizational Change and Development. Vol. 23, p. 253-291
Journal article
2015

Managing knowledge integration: Balancing professional and managerial logics in an engineering consulting firm

Susanne Ollila, Alexander Styhre, Andreas Werr
Zeitschrift für Personalforschung. Vol. 29 (2), p. 131-148
Journal article
2014

An investigation into managerial roles of open innovation collaboration managers

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2014

Designing for creativity in an open innovation arena

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2014

Constructing entrepreneurial identity in entrepreneurship education

Karen Williams Middleton, Susanne Ollila, Anne Donnellon
International Journal of Management Education. Vol. 12 (3), p. 490-499
Journal article
2014

Developing design methodology to enable open innovation collaboration

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila, Marine Agogué
Conference contribution
2013

Exploring entrepreneurial identity construction: the case of an action-based entrepreneurship education

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
2013

Authoring the space "in-between": The tales of an open innovation arena director

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Anna Yström, Marine Agogué, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2013

Picturing the role of management in an open innovation collaboration

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
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
2013

Anything goes? Characterizing open innovation collaboration in empirical research

Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2012

Sociomaterial practices in engineering work: the backtalk of materials and the tinkering of resources

Leena Wikmalm, Alexander Styhre, Jonas Roth et al
Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. Vol. 10 (2), p. 151-167
Journal article
2012

Entrepreneurial Identity Construction - what does existing literature tell us?

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton, Anne Donnellon
Paper in proceedings
2011

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

Susanne Ollila, Anna Yström, Alfred Eklöf
Paper in proceedings
2011

The venture creation approach: integrating entrepreneurial education and incubation at the university

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Vol. 13 (2), p. 161-178
Journal article
2011

Role Confusion in Open Innovation Intermediary Arenas

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

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

Susanne Ollila, Eleni Giannopoulou, Anna Yström
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

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

Expert or speaking partner?: shifting roles and identities in consulting work

Alexander Styhre, Jonas Roth, Susanne Ollila et al
Leadership and Organizational Development Journal. Vol. 31 (2), p. 159-175
Journal article
2010

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

Eleni Giannopoulou, Anna Yström, Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2009

Positioning within discourses – the construction of identities in knowledge sharing

Susanne Ollila, Jonas Roth, Leena Wikmalm et al
Paper in proceedings
2009

The drama of co-construction - exploring 'what goes on' in a conversational arena.

Christina Mauléon, Susanne Ollila
EGOS colloquium, p. 15-
Paper in proceedings
2009

Garbage-can decision making and the accommodation of uncertainty in the drug development work

Leena Wikmalm, Alexander Styhre, Susanne Ollila et al
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 19 (2), p. 134-146
Journal article
2009

The drama of co-construction -exploring what ’goes on’ in a conversational arena.

Susanne Ollila, Christina Mauléon
Paper in proceedings
2009

Caught in the strange loop: peer-to-peer positioning in a consulting firm

Jonas Roth, Alexander Styhre, Susanne Ollila et al
Paper in proceedings
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

Heedful interrelating, knowledge sharing, and new drug development

Jonas Roth, Lena Berg, Susanne Ollila et al
Journal of Knowledge Management. Vol. 12 (3), p. 127-140
Journal article
2008

Managing Open Innovation: Present Findings and Future Directions

Maria Elmquist, Susanne Ollila, Tobias Fredberg
Report
2007

Managing Open Innovation: Present Findings and Future Directions,

Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila, Maria Elmquist
Report
2006

Shadow dancing: utilizing the strength of paradoxes in entrepreneuring education

Karen Williams Middleton, Susanne Ollila
Conference contribution
2005

The tri-polar relationship as an engine for learning in management research

David Williamson, Jonas Roth, Susanne Ollila et al
Paper in proceedings
2005

Project Management - a leadership challange

Susanne Ollila
Paper in proceedings
2004

Management of Experience Design

Susanne Ollila, Tobias Fredberg
Paper in proceedings
2004

The Big Brother Issue: Analyzing the media system around a reality TV-show

Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila
Chapter in monograph, book
2004

Setting stages

Tobias Fredberg, Susanne Ollila
Report
2004

The practice of knowledge sharing in R&D: the challenge of articulating learning

Susanne Ollila, Lena Berg, Jonas Roth et al
Paper in proceedings
2004

Pleasing everyone?

Per Svensson, Sofia Börjesson, Susanne Ollila et al
Paper in proceedings
2002

Project Management - Multidimensional Leadership

Susanne Ollila
Doctoral thesis
2001

Political leadership in successful product development projects

Susanne Ollila, Joseph Schaller, Flemming Norrgren
Report
2000

Creativity and Innovativeness through reflective project leadership

Susanne Ollila
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 9 (3), p. 195-200
Journal article