Sverker Alänge is Fellow and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden and Docent (Associate Professor) from the department of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology.
Dr. Alänge’s research is on sustainable innovation and change processes within companies and innovation systems, entrepreneurship and sustainable business development, including governance for innovation. One on-going research project’s focus is on large companies’ innovation collaboration with startups and includes 9 multinational corporations and a larger number of startups. Another on-going project concerns RRI (responsible research and innovation) of nanotechnology/materials and our focus is on developing a model and practices for governance of innovation and nanosafety, co-generated and tested together with European stakeholders.
Recently Dr. Alänge edited and authored/co-authored two books: Alänge & Lundqvist eds. (2016) ”Sustainable Company Development, 2nd edition – Frameworks for Idea Evaluation and Cases of Realized Ideas” (Chalmers University Press) and Steiber & Alänge (2016) “The Silicon Valley Model – Management for Entrepreneurship” (Springer).
Recent research publications include: Alänge et al. (2016) “Naturalizing Sustainability in Product Development: A comparative analysis of IKEA and SCA”, Journal of Cleaner Production; Alänge & Steiber (2018), “Three operational models for ambidexterity in large corporations”, Triple Helix; and Alänge & Steiber (2019), “FirstBuild: Combining the innovativeness of a small start-up with a large corporation’s strengths”, chapter 2 in Nourani, C. F. ed., Computing Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Economics: Modelling Techniques with Startups and Incubators.