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Embracing entrepreneurial behavior in a research school
Royal Institute of Technology.
Royal Institute of Technology.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3255-414X
2009 (English)In: Design has never been this cool: ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design ; 24 - 27 August 2009, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA ; proceedings volume / [ed] Magareta Norell Bergendahl; Martin Grimheden; Larry Leifer, Design Research Society, 2009, Vol. 1: Design processes, 245-256 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

PIEp (Product Innovation Engineering programme) is a newly established research school in product development engineering with the aim to increase innovation capabilities in the Swedish industries and to promote entrepreneurial behavior. By following a bottom-up approach PIEp has been able to embrace and foster entrepreneurial behavior. As an outcome the young research school has been able to change preexisting mindsets and to encourage the PIEp PhD students to be more proactive, risk-taking and innovative. This paper presents the chain of events that have happened since the establishment of the PIEp research school. In an action research approach the authors additionally state their own perceptions. Providing rich, descriptive examples and explaining certain cases in detail it is outlined how the transformation of the initial idea has been pursued until today. The insights provided are made public for future research, comparison to other research schools, and to policy makers interested in founding new research schools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Design Research Society, 2009. Vol. 1: Design processes, 245-256 p.
DS / Design Society, 58
Keyword [en]
fasteass, Industrial engineering and economy - Industrial organisation, administration and economics
Keyword [sv]
Industriell teknik och ekonomi - Industriell organisation, administration och ekonomi
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37204Local ID: b276b440-f832-11dd-a5fb-000ea68e967bISBN: 1904670059 (print)OAI: diva2:1010702
International Conference on Engineering Design : 24/08/2009 - 27/08/2009
Fastelaboratoriet – VINNEXC, PIEp - Product Innovation Engineering Programme
Godkänd; 2009; 20090211 (vinpar)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2016-12-12Bibliographically approved

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