Astrid Heidemann Lassen
Dr. Astrid Heidemann Lassen is Associate Professor in Innovation Management at the Center for Industrial Production and Head of Section in Production at the Department of Materials and Production at Aalborg University, Denmark. Since 2015 she has additionally been Visiting Professor at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Astrid’s research is in particular focused on open innovation, knowledge intensive entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and digital transformation of industrial companies. She has conducted extensive qualitative as well as quantitative studies in these areas. Core to this research is her passion for understanding the process of developing organizational innovation capabilities based on a balanced approach to exploration and exploitation. Astrid has published the results of her research extensively in international journals and books, and she is an experienced speaker on this topic in industrial settings.