Hans Löfsten

Full Professor, Technology Management and Economics

Hans Löfsten is a Full Professor at the Divison of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. He graduated as a BSc in Business Administration in 1988 and a PhD in Economis) 1992 from School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University. His Ph D dissertation focused on maintenance of municipal infrastructure - principles for planning, pricing and financing. Other earlier research fields of interest are maintenance of production systems and transportation costing. Löfsten has also been involved in a lot of different courses as a university teacher, at all levels.

Hans joined Chalmers in 1996, as an Assistant Professor. Previously, he has held academic positions at School of Economics and Commercial Law, as Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer. He has also been a researcher at Gothenburg Research Institute and in 1999 he became Research Fellow at IMIT (Institute for Management and Innovation of Technology). In 1999 he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2005 Professor in Technology Management, Chalmers.

Economic Analysis 1 and 2

Hans Löfsten's research in the last ten years relates to efficient use of resources in innovations systems. Incubators and science parks provides resources that enhance the founding of new small businesses, and are assumed, directly or indirectly, to support new technology-based firms. These firms may be important contributors to technological or market-driven innovation. Such innovations are important to the renewal and the vitalisation of industrial structures. Thus, the growth potential of these firms is of importance to the long-term economic development. Hans Löfstens full professorship is in Engineering Economic Analysis. The professorship includes research about planning and control of small, medium-sized and large industrial firms and other organizations. The research should develop methods and models, mainly of a quantitative character, for structuring decision situations and resource allocation. The level of analysis is on both firm level and on industry level.

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019.