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Tomas Hellström

Bio: Tomas Hellström is an academic researcher from Lund University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Organizational learning & Knowledge value chain. The author has an hindex of 25, co-authored 76 publications receiving 2149 citations. Previous affiliations of Tomas Hellström include University of Gothenburg & University of Oslo.


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyse environmentally sustainable innovation, or eco-innovation for short, from the perspective of extant theories of innovation, in order to establish dominant structures of such innovations and current weaknesses, as well as fruitful ways forward.
Abstract: The present study analyses environmentally sustainable innovation, or eco-innovation for short, from the perspective of extant theories of innovation, in order to establish dominant structures of such innovations and current weaknesses, as well as fruitful ways forward. 105 venture concepts were sampled from the winning contributions of a national environmental innovation competition, and analysed in terms of Schumpeterian innovation type and innovation mode (radical–incremental and component–architectural). The resulting distribution confirms a bias towards incremental process innovations, but points towards interesting characteristics in radical–architectural modes of eco-innovation, e.g. the tendency to combine ‘hardware’ and ‘software’, or technology and social arrangements, the combination of generically diverse technologies and finally the ‘eco-enabling’ of old technologies by the application of new ones. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

356 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors argue that knowledge mapping may provide a fruitful avenue for intellectual capital management in academic environments such as university departments, and they make a number of suggestions as to the rationale and conduct of knowledge mapping in academe.
Abstract: This paper argues that knowledge mapping may provide a fruitful avenue for intellectual capital management in academic environments such as university departments. However, while some research has been conducted on knowledge mapping and intellectual capital management in the public sector, the university has so far not been directly considered for this type of management. The paper initially reviews the functions and techniques of knowledge mapping and assesses these in the light of academic demands. Second, the result of a focus group study is presented, where academic leaders were asked to reflect of the uses of knowledge mapping at their departments and institutes. Finally a number of suggestions are made as to the rationale and conduct of knowledge mapping in academe.

189 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a general framework for responsible innovation, within which technology assessment and management of such systemic innovations may be carried out, and give specific examples of risk reduction in individual cases.

162 citations

Book
01 Jul 2000
TL;DR: In this paper, a new research context -mode 2 in context: the contract researcher, the university and the knowledge society fashions, lock-ins and the heterogeneity of knowledge production the evolution of the entrepreneurial university.
Abstract: Part 1 A new research context - "Mode 2" in context: the contract researcher, the university and the knowledge society fashions, lock-ins and the heterogeneity of knowledge production the evolution of the entrepreneurial university. Part 2 Mapping newly emerging issues in knowledge production: reciprocities and reputations in social science research from networking researchers to the networked university emerging issues in R&D evaluation - the case of university-industry partnership networks. Part 3 Making the future: hierarchical fragmentation - putting labour back into the politics of academic knowledge one model for institutionalisation of university-industry partnerships - the FENIX research programme imagining the future university.

115 citations

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01 Jan 2008
TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the relationship between universities and academic spin-offs, with special emphasis on the antecedent conditions of, and the nature of the linkages that the spinoffs form, as well as the means for sustaining them.
Abstract: This chapter investigates the relationship between universities and academic spin-offs, with special emphasis on the antecedent conditions of, and the nature of the linkages that the spin-offs form, as well as the means for sustaining them. The present research uses an instrumental case study approach, and is also an instance of a collective case study as four companies of various size and activities have been studied together. The preliminary results indicate that the network relations are characterized by a small number of strong ties to universities, with a high degree of trust and informality. Although fruitful for the transfer of complex knowledge, the strength of the ties also make them difficult to substitute, which may lead to problems as the spin-offs are highly dependent on continued basic research support. This may in turn lead to implications for policy at university, as well as higher levels.

87 citations


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3,099 citations

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01 Jun 1976

2,728 citations

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01 Jan 1966
TL;DR: Koestler as mentioned in this paper examines the idea that we are at our most creative when rational thought is suspended, for example, in dreams and trancelike states, and concludes that "the act of creation is the most creative act in human history".
Abstract: While the study of psychology has offered little in the way of explaining the creative process, Koestler examines the idea that we are at our most creative when rational thought is suspended--for example, in dreams and trancelike states. All who read The Act of Creation will find it a compelling and illuminating book.

2,201 citations