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Johan Frishammar
Johan Frishammar

Johan Frishammar

Luleå University of Technology
Business Administration and Industrial Engineering
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
+46 (0)920 491407
A3213 Luleå

Academic background

Johan Frishammar is a full professor at the Entrepreneurship & Innovation research group at LTU and an affiliated research fellow at the House of Innovation at Stockholm School of Economics. He has B.Sc. & M.Sc. degrees in business & economics, a licentiate degree in engineering, and a Ph.D. in Industrial management.


Most of Johan’s research is on innovation- and technology management and strategy in established companies and organizations. His current research projects focus on sustainability transitions, circular business models, innovation measurement, digital platforms, open innovation and alliances, and innovation in healthcare. His research is applied and often conducted together with industry, including leading companies such as Ericsson, Scania, Volvo trucks, Volvo cars, BillerudKorsnäs, ABB, LKAB, Boliden, Metso, SSAB, Electrolux and others. He has received major grants from funding bodies such as the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Formas, Vinnova, Swedish Energy Agency, and the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation.

Together with Jennie Björk at KTH he is the author of Innovationsstark, a book about how companies and other organizations can measure innovation. He has published 100+ peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, including articles in leading journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, R&D Management, Long Range Planning, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Journal of Business Research and others.



Johan currently teaches courses in Digital innovation, Innovation & strategic business development, Foundations of innovation management research, and supervises at the M.Sc. and Ph.D.-levels.

Editorial, administrative & other

Johan is the program director for the Industrial engineering and management program at LTU and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Creativity & Innovation Management, and Journal of Business Research. He is active in Norrlandsnavet and leads several ongoing research projects.


Article in journal

Assessing sustainability opportunities for circular business models (2022)

Averina. E, Frishammar. J, Parida. V
Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 31, nr. 4, s. 1464-1487
Article in journal

Exploratory and exploitative capability paths for innovation (2022)

A contingency framework for harnessing fuzziness in the front end
Gama. F, Sjödin. D, Parida. V, Frishammar. J, Wincent. J
Technovation, Vol. 113
Article in journal

Mitigating not-invented-here and not-sold-here problems: The role of corporate innovation hubs (2022)

Amann. M, Granström. G, Frishammar. J, Elfsberg. J
Technovation, Vol. 111
Article in journal

Older Individuals and Digital Healthcare Platforms: Usage Motivations and the Impact of Age on Postadoption Usage Patterns (2022)

Frishammar. J, Essen. A, Simms. C, Edblad. R, Hardebro. V
IEEE transactions on engineering management