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Anders Richtnér​

Associate Professor - Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

Anders Richtnér is associate professor and CEO of Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education. He conducts his research at the Center for Innovation and Operations Management and at the Center for Sports and Business. He deeply cares about teaching and consistently work to imagine, design, test, and implement pioneering approaches to education. During 2014-2015 he was a visiting research scholar at Babson College and from September 2015 he holds a position as Social Innovation Fellow at Babson College.

Anders was from early 2010 part of the founding team and chairman of the board at Inmotion Intelligence a start-up company developing training machines for functional testing and training. Anders left the company in late 2013 when the company was acquired by external investors. He has been named one of Sweden’s 33 "super-talents" by the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

He is a leading inspirational lecturer within the field of innovation and business renewal. Recently he conducted a study on excellence in teaching, that has received attention and been published. He currently works as a strategic facilitator for companies and schools across the globe helping them develop courses and training programs, but also on issues around innovation and business development. 

His teaching at the Stockholm School of Economics is done at the undergraduate and the graduate level, but also in executive education including within-company and open enrollment programs in the areas of Innovation management and strategy, Operation management and strategy, and Entrepreneurship. He has been responsible for the development and delivery of a new curriculum at SSE concerned with Global Challenges.

His doctoral thesis on how companies implement downsizing while sustaining innovation, knowledge and creativity was awarded the EFMD/Emerald Outstanding Doctoral Award (award for best thesis in Operations & Supply Chain Management published 2004-2006, worldwide).

He has three on-going research projects: Knowledge transfer in MNC; Measuring innovation; and Innovation through partnerships. All three are conducted in close co-operation with companies with a clear aim of contributing to their competitiveness, but also scientific knowledge. He has published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, R&D Management and International Journal of Operations Management.

He was a visiting scholar at Politechnico di Milano (Italy), 2002, and at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, 2007.

Selected Publications

Yildiz H.E., A. Murtic, M. Klofsten, U. Zander, and A. Richtnér (2020). Individual and contextual determinants of innovation performance: A micro-foundations perspective. Technovation.

Goffin, K., P. Åhlström, M. Bianchi and A. Richtnér (2019). Perspective: State‐of‐the‐art: The quality of case study research in innovation management. Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Frishammar J., A. Richtnér, A. Brattström, M. Magnusson, and J. Björk (2019). Opportunities and challenges in the new innovation landscape: Implications for innovation auditing and innovation management. European Management Journal.

Brattström A., J. Frishammar, A. Richtnér, and D. Pflueger (2018). Can innovation be measured? A framework of how measurement of innovation engages attention in firms. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management.

Richtnér A., A. Brattström, J. Frishammar, J. Björk, and M Magnusson (2017). Creating better innovation measurement practices. MIT Sloan Management Review.

Mårtensson, P. and A. Richtnér (2015). What parameters do students value in business school rankings. Journal of Higher Education and Policy Management.

Brattström, A., H. Löfsten and A. Richtnér (2015). Similar, yet different: a comparative analysis of the role of trust in radical and incremental product innovation. International Journal of Innovation Management.

Axelson, M., and A. Richtnér (2015). Mechanisms for knowledge transfer in product development collaborations. International Journal of Innovation Management.

Richtnér, A. and H. Löfsten (2014). Managing in Turbulence: How the Capacity fo Resilience Influence Creativity. R&D Management.

Richtnér, A., P. Åhlström and K. Goffin (2014). ”Squeezing R&D”: An Exploratory Study of Organizational Slack and Knowledge Creation in NPD. Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Brattström, A., and A. Richtnér (2014). Good Cop – Bad Cop: Trust, Control, and the Lure of Integration. Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Brattström, A., H. Löfsten and A. Richtnér (2012). Creativity, trust and systematic processes in product development. Research Policy.

Highlighted research

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