Lars Löfqvist

Lars Löfqvist

Assistant Professor Industrial engineering and management

Head of subject Industrial design

PhD in Industrial engineering and management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

MSc Industrial Design Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

Thesis Product Innovation in Small Established Enterprises, Download


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Current Research Area

I currently do research on product innovation processes in small companies. In particular, I examine how small established companies develop and commercialize new products (goods and/or services). Other research areas include innovation procurement, design processes and collaboration between small companies and academia.

Main areas of competence

Innovation management, innovation processes, design processes, systematic and non-systematic innovation work and methods, resource efficient innovation, design research, product development, service design, service innovation, industrial design, innovation procurement, small and medium sized enterprises (SME) management.

Teaching areas

Innovation management, product development, research methodology, industrial design.

External activities

Seminars regarding innovation in SMEs, Seminars on collaboration between SMEs and academia for mutual benefits, Coaching in innovation projects in SMEs.

Research organizations

Center for Logistics and Innovative Production (CLIP) at University of Gävle, Center for R&D Söderhamn at Centrum för Flexibelt Lärande (CFL) Söderhamn, Forskarforum Hälsingland. 

Recent publications

Moreira e Silva Bernardes, M., Brunhari Kauling, G., Chang Chain, M. & Löfqvist, L. (2017). Original Design in a Copying-Intensive Industry. International Journal of Computer Applications, 159 (7), 29-38. 10.5120/ijca2017912998 [More information]
Löfqvist, L. (2017). Product innovation in small companies : managing resource scarcity through financial bootstrapping. International Journal of Innovation Management, 21 (2). 10.1142/S1363919617500207 [More information]
Löfqvist, L. (2012). Motivation for innovation in small enterprises. International Journal of Technology Management, 60 (3-4), 242-265. 10.1504/IJTM.2012.049441 [More information]
Löfqvist, L. (2014). Product innovation in small established enterprises : Managing processes and resource scarcity. Diss. (sammanfattning), 2014KTH Royal Institute of Technology. 82 s. (TRITA-IEO 2014:01) Link [More information]
Löfqvist, L. & Renngård, I. (2015). The creation of mutual benefit within innovation management research on small companies. 16th International CINet Conference : Pursuing Innovation Leadership. [More information]
Published by: Lars Löfqvist Page responsible: Gunilla Mårtensson Updated: 2017-04-03
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