Johan Frishammar holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Management and is currently Professor at the Entrepreneurship & Innovation research group at Luleå University of Technology. A special interest is innovation in mature firms, especially process firms, where I head the Promote Research Group (Http://promote.ltu.se).
My research focuses on management of innovation and technology on the project, firm, and inter-organizational levels. Current and ongoing projects focus on the front-end of the innovation process, models for open- and distributed innovation, knowledge transfer and knowledge leakage in joint R&D projects, inter-organizational collaboration for innovation in new process technology, processes for product development and process development, new business models, and technology licensing. Emerging projects focus on innovation systems around publically financed pilot plants, evaluation and development of energy management systems, management of raw materials, and performance measurement.