Maria Elmquist

Head of Department and Professor, Technology Management and Economics

Maria Elmquist (formerly Backman) is the Head of the Department of Technology Management and Economics. She also works at the division of Innovation and R&D Management.

- To book a meeting or for inquiries about the department, please contact Carina Hedberg (Support for Head of Dept.), carina.hedberg@chalmers.se, 031-772 21 76

Maria is a Professor (bitr. professor) in Technology Management with focus on Innovation Management at the Department of Technology Management and Economics. She is also an affiliated researcher to the Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS) at Mines ParisTech.

Maria Elmquist’s research revolves around management of innovation in technology-based firms, focusing on how innovation can be enabled in large organizations, how organizations can develop innovation capabilities and how innovation can be enabled through collaboration, in networks or eco-systems. Ongoing research investigates the role of design and design practice in innovation aiming to understand how innovation can be managed in contexts characterized by uncertainty and the unknown. She is currently supervising two PhD students, on the topics of innovation in emerging ecosystems and designing agile organizations. Her work has appeared in journals such as Research Policy, R&D Management and Creativity and Innovation Management. She has published over fifty scientific articles and conference contributions, a book on concept car development and several book chapters.

Read about her publications at Google Scholar.
  • Innovation Management Seminar Course (master level)
  • Researching Technology Management and Economics (Doctoral student level)
  • Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (Doctoral student level)

Department target area: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Published: Tue 13 Oct 2020.