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The overall purpose of the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management (IEM) research group is to provide research and education within innovation, entrepreneurship and management. Specifically, IEM members relate these fields to the natural resource, agribusiness, food and health sectors.
IEM members carry out applied research to inform specific sectors with practical insight, as well as engage in qualitative and quantitative research aiming at contributing to theory development within innovation, entrepreneurship and management.
In terms of teaching IEM offers a portfolio of MSc and PhD courses on central business topics such as: innovation, entrepreneurship, value chain, consultancy, business development and intellectual property rights strategy. All courses are relevant for students at Faculty of Science that are interested in complementing their professional profile with management knowledge.
The IEM group conducts research on innovation in both developed and developing country contexts, covering both product and process perspectives:
Our research explores how individual, organizational and system innovation behaviors are shaped by institutions and learning, and how interactions between individuals/organizations and institutions cause changes in innovation system and society.
More specifically, we focus on institutional innovation and social change, innovation network, individual and organizational learning in technological and institutional innovation processes, knowledge production in transition, and knowledge commercialization.
The IEM group conducts research on entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in a range of contexts.
More specifically we have focused on entrepreneurial learning, entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurial growth, business development services, incubation processes, and incubator management.
The IEM group conducts research on organizational management in a range of organizational contexts, types and forms.
We mainly focus on management issues within organizations that operate in the context of agriculture and food, health, environment and natural resources. Our research covers organizations in both developed and developing countries.
IEM members seek to explore the nature of organizational management and how it evolves within organizations, what the underlying mechanisms are and how they can be improved.
More specifically we focus on innovation, R&D and IP management; management of group decision making, strategizing, conflicts and complex problem solving processes; strategic management and planning processes at enterprise level; project management; and value chain coordination and management.