Innovation and Product Realisation

Human organising in entrepreneurship, innovation, and quality management (Human)

In the context of global phenomena such as the emergence of new digital technologies and the need to achieve a sustainable world, innovation is at the core of many organizations today.

The research group Human organising in entrepreneurship, innovation, and quality management (Human) interest is in the exploration of the micro-foundations of innovation and change processes that enables different kinds of innovations in organisations – such as process, product and service innovations, or workplace innovations related to health and quality in the workplace.

A key focus to understand what enables and prevents innovation and change processes in working life is the social dynamics and cultural aspects that emerge from the social interaction between people in different working life contexts. Thus, phenomena-driven research and a process perspective are commonly used to understand how and why innovation and change occurs.


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The research group consists of an international team of researchers with diverse scientific background and work collaboratively with the private and public sector to coproduce knowledge. Together the group strive to contribute to research, practice and policy by providing possible solutions for individual, organisational and societal challenges.

Main research area

  • innovation and change at the individual, group and organisational level
  • innovation in intra- and inter-organizational interactions
  • enabling Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Quality (EIQ)
  • change processes related to Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Quality management (EIQ)


Here we'll list of our seminars, if there are any upcoming.

Members of IDT receive invites automatically. If you do not belong to IDT and would like to attend, which hope you do, please email Peter Johansson or Rachael Tripney Berglund and you will receive the zoom link and recommended preparations reading.


Ongoing research projects

Focusing on resilient energy ecosystems as the study object, this project aims to provide an in-depth understanding of resilient energy systems from a socio-technical point of view and specifically how ecosystem dynamics and the anticipation of exogeneous events and trends affects the energy systems ability to become resilient. Based on this new knowledge the project also aims to develop a framework and guideline for new practises of orchestration to support the transition into resilient energy systems.

Project manager at MDU: Peter E Johansson

Main financing: Energimyndigheten

The Up-Skill project addresses the workforce implications of industry 5.0, in particular, the relationship between automation choices and maintenance of skilled work, exploring the strategic space in production where automation adds value to skilled and artisanal work and where over-automation risks undermining the value of what is produced.

Project manager at MDU: Chris Ivory

Main financing: Europeiska kommissionen (Horizon Europe)