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Research presentation

Lars Bengtsson

Lars Bengtsson, Prorektor, professor, Avdelningen för industriell utveckling, IT och samhällsbyggnad

Research presentation

Lars Bengtsson

Professor of industrial engineering and management, pro-vice-chancellor

Research subject: Industrial engineering and management

My research field concerns production strategies, innovation management and work organisation in industrial companies.


  • Open innovation survey, OIS
  • Certification of user oriented computer systems
  • Design of global supply chains in Swedish firms (Dogs)
  • Logistics and Innovative production, CLIP
  • Knowledge Integration and Innovation in Transnational Enterprise
  • Continuous Innovation Survey, CINet
  • International Purchasing Survey
  • European manufacturing survey, EMS


Scholarly articles, refereed

Kaltenbrunner, M., Mathiassen, S., Bengtsson, L., Högberg, H. & Engström, M. (2023). Associations between lean maturity in primary care and musculoskeletal complaints among staff. A longitudinal study. BMJ Open, 13. 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067753 [More information]
von Haartman, R., Bengtsson, L. & Niss, C. (2021). Lean practices and the adoption of digital technologies in production. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 40 (2), 286-304. 10.1504/IJSOM.2021.118260 [More information]
von Haartman, R., Wang, W., Bengtsson, L., Niss, C. & Herdin, G. (2020). One size does not even fit one : Supply chain strategies in the decline phase. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), 34 (1), 25-45. 10.1504/IJMTM.2020.105818 [More information]
Carlsson, I. & Bengtsson, L. (2019). Developing system supplier capability by integrating knowledge with customers. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 32 (1), 91-109. 10.1504/IJLSM.2019.097075 [More information]
Kaltenbrunner, M., Mathiassen, S., Bengtsson, L. & Engström, M. (2019). Lean maturity and quality in primary care. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 32 (2), 141-154. 10.1108/JHOM-04-2018-0118 [More information]
Kaltenbrunner Nykvist, M., Bengtsson, L., Mathiassen, S., Högberg, H. & Engström, M. (2019). Staff perception of Lean, care-giving, thriving and exhaustion : a longitudinal study in primary care. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1). 10.1186/s12913-019-4502-6 [More information]
Eriksson, D., Hilletofth, P., Svensson, G. & Bengtsson, L. (2018). Exploring opportunities for moral disengagement in codes of conduct from the textile industry. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), 7 (4), 371-389. 10.1504/WRITR.2018.095280 [More information]
von Haartman, R. & Bengtsson, L. (2018). Sustainable global purchasing : assessing the relative impact of sustainability goals and programs. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 19 (2), 169-188. 10.1504/IJBPM.2018.090689 [More information]
Söderberg, L., Bengtsson, L. & Kaulio, M. (2017). A model for outsourcing and governing of maintenance within the process industry. Operations Management Research, 10 (1), 20-32. 10.1007/s12063-016-0121-0 [More information]
Kaltenbrunner, M., Bengtsson, L., Mathiassen, S. & Engström, M. (2017). A questionnaire measuring staff perceptions of Lean adoption in healthcare : development and psychometric testing. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (1). 10.1186/s12913-017-2163-x [More information]
Lazzarotti, V., Bengtsson, L., Manzini, R., Pellegrini, L. & Pierluigi, R. (2017). Openness and innovation performance: an empirical analysis of openness determinants and performance mediators. European Journal of Innovation Management, 20 (3), 463-492. 10.1108/EJIM-06-2016-0061 [More information]
Stefan, I. & Bengtsson, L. (2017). Unravelling appropriability mechanisms and openness depth effects on firm performance across stages in the innovation process. Technological forecasting & social change, 120, 252-260. 10.1016/j.techfore.2017.03.014 [More information]
Stefan, I. & Bengtsson, L. (2016). Appropriability : a key to opening innovation internationally?. International Journal of Technology Management, 71 (3-4), 232-252. 10.1504/IJTM.2016.078570 [More information]
Bengtsson, L. & Wang, W. (2016). Cost innovation in global supply chains : the case of Huawei Technologies. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 23 (2), 189-208. 10.1504/IJLSM.2016.073969 [More information]
Lakemond, N., Bengtsson, L., Laursen, K. & Tell, F. (2016). Match and manage : the use of knowledge matching and project management to integrate knowledge in collaborative inbound open innovation. Industrial and Corporate Change, 25 (2), 333-352. 10.1093/icc/dtw004 [More information]
Dabhilkar, M., Bengtsson, L. & Lakemond, N. (2016). Sustainable supply management as a purchasing capability : a power and dependence perspective. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 36 (1), 2-22. 10.1108/IJOPM-12-2014-0609 [More information]
Bengtsson, L., Lakemond, N., Lazzarotti, V., Manzini, R., Pellegrini, L. & Tell, F. (2015). Open to a select few? : Matching partners and knowledge content for open innovation performance. Creativity and Innovation Management, 24 (1), 72-86. 10.1111/caim.12098 [More information]
von Haartman, R. & Bengtsson, L. (2015). The impact of global purchasing and supplier integration on product innovation. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 35 (9), 1295-1311. 10.1108/IJOPM-03-2015-0128 [More information]
Bengtsson, L., Lakemond, N. & Dabhilkar, M. (2013). Exploiting supplier innovativeness through knowledge integration. International Journal of Technology Management, 61 (3-4), 237-253. 10.1504/IJTM.2013.052669 [More information]
Bengtsson, L., Niss, C. & von Haartman, R. (2010). Combining master and apprentice roles : Potential for Learning in distributed manufacturing networks. Creativity and Innovation Management, 19 (4), 417-427. 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2010.00578.x [More information]
Söderberg, L. & Bengtsson, L. (2010). Supply Chain Management Maturity and Performance in SMEs. Operations Management Research, 3 (1-2), 90-97. 10.1007/s12063-010-0030-6 [More information]
Bengtsson, L., von Haartman, R. & Dabhilkar, M. (2009). Low-Cost versus Innovation : Contrasting outsourcing and integration strategies in manufacturing. Creativity and Innovation Management, 18 (1), 35-47. 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2009.00510.x [More information]
von Haartman, R. & Bengtsson, L. (2009). Manufacturing competence : A key to successful supplier integration. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), 16 (3), 283-299. 10.1504/IJMTM.2009.022437 [More information]
Bengtsson, L. & Dabhilkar, M. (2009). Manufacturing outsourcing and its effect on plant performance : lessons for KIBS outsourcing. Journal of evolutionary economics, 19 (2), 231-257. 10.1007/s00191-008-0129-1 [More information]
Dabhilkar, M., Bengtsson, L., von Haartman, R. & Åhlström, P. (2009). Supplier selection or collaboration? : Determining factors of performance improvement when outsourcing manufacturing.. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 15 (3), 143-153. 10.1016/j.pursup.2009.05.005 [More information]
Walldius, Å., Sundblad, Y., Bengtsson, L., Sandblad, B. & Gulliksen, J. (2009). User certification of Workplace Software : Assessing both Artefact and Usage. Behavior and Information Technology, 28 (2), 101-120. 10.1080/01449290701288775 [More information]
Dabhilkar, M. & Bengtsson, L. (2008). Invest or divest? : on the relative improvement potential in outsourcing manufacturing. Production planning & control (Print), 19 (3), 212-228. 10.1080/09537280701830144 [More information]
Bengtsson, L. (2008). Outsourcing manufacturing and its effect on engineering firm performance. International Journal of Technology Management, 44 (3-4), 373-390. 10.1504/IJTM.2008.021045 [More information]
Bengtsson, L. & Berggren, C. (2008). The integrator’s new advantage : the reassessment of outsourcing and production competence in a global telecom firm. European Management Journal, 26 (5), 314-324. 10.1016/j.emj.2008.05.001 [More information]
Dabhilkar, M. & Bengtsson, L. (2007). Continuous improvement capability in the Swedish engineering industry. International Journal of Technology Management, 37 (3-4), 272-289. 10.1504/IJTM.2007.012263 [More information]
Dabhilkar, M., Bengtsson, L. & Bessant, J. (2007). Convergence or national specificity? : testing the CI maturity model across multiple countries. Creativity and Innovation Management, 16 (4), 348-362. 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2007.00449.x [More information]
Dabhilkar, M. & Bengtsson, L. (2004). Balanced scorecards for strategic and sustainable continuous improvement capability. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 15 (4), 350-359. 10.1108/17410380410535053 [More information]
Bengtsson, L. & Berggren, C. (2004). Rethinking outsourcing in manufacturing : A tale of two telecom firms. European Management Journal, 22 (2), 211-223. 10.1016/j.emj.2004.01.011 [More information]
Stjernström, S. & Bengtsson, L. (2004). Supplier perspective on business relationships : Experiences from six small suppliers. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 10 (3), 137-146. 10.1016/j.pursup.2004.09.003 [More information]
Bengtsson, L. & Ljungström, M. (1998). Total Quality Management and Work Organization : Relationsship between TQM and Work Organization in Swedish Industrial Companies. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 8 (4), 351-366. [More information]

Scholarly articles, non-refereed

Bengtsson, L., Berggren, C. & Solmaz Karabag, F. (2018). Innovativa konkurrenter från tillväxtekonomier : vad gör svenska företag?. MGMT of Innovation and Technology, 1, 10-11. External link [More information]
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