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Maureen Mc Kelvey


Maureen Mc Kelvey
Akademisk grad: Docent,
031-786 1442

Postadress: Box 625, 40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Viktoriagatan 13 , 41125 Göteborg

Institutet för innovation och entreprenörskap vid Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle (Mer information)
Box 625
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: 031-786 4970
Besöksadress: Viktoriagatan 13 , 411 25 Göteborg

Om Maureen Mc Kelvey

Professor McKelvey’s research addresses innovation and entrepreneurship. An underlying theoretical proposition from an evolutionary and Schumpeterian paradigm is that innovation and entrepreneurship are closely related to processes of creating, accessing, and diffusing knowledge and opportunities.  

McKelvey's research focuses on the development and use of knowledge at the interplay between innovation management and entrepreneurship with science and engineering. She has publishes in journals such as Small Business Economics, Research Policy and Applied Economics as well as books with Routledge, Oxford, Cambridge, and Edward Elgar. Professor McKelvey has had high level positions in expert groups and written reports, for Swedish organizations as well as for the OECD and EU.

Her research and results will greatly impact the transformation of society through knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship by opening up new scientific breakthroughs; building upon extreme methodologies recently developing in social science research; and pioneering new approaches into the unknown.   

Scientific leadership
As an independent principle investigator since 1995, McKelvey contributes with internationally recognized contributions within the field. Her first book Evolutionary Innovations: The Business of Biotechnology was based upon her PhD dissertation and was awarded the prestigious Schumpeter Prize. Two decades ago, her research produced pioneering explanations of radical business innovations based on science. Her later work explained how universities are a central source of new knowledge within innovation systems, and in the 2009 EU Business Panel for Future Innovation Policy, she set forth grand societal challenges and inclusive engagement as the public policy vision. In recent years, international collaborators and McKelvey explicated the distinct theoretical and empirical characteristics of “knowledge intensive entrepreneurs”. She is recognized as one of the international leaders in her field, also seen in numerous plenary speeches.

McKelvey’s full publication list includes 44 peer-reviewed scientific articles, of which 38 are in the top journals in her field as well as in top journals of related disciplinary fields. Her research career is rooted in Innovation Studies and Evolutionary Economics, but there are links to scholars in Economics, Management & Business Studies, Economic Geography, Entrepreneurship, and Science & Technology Studies.

Earlier in her career, the field’s publishing tradition consisted mainly of books, the occasional journal article, government reports and public policy projects including direct interaction with policy-makers. Following this tradition, she has written 3 books, edited 11 books and written 60 book chapters published in academic books by the most respected international publishers, in addition to the journal articles.

Scientific mentoring 
McKelvey’s philosophy and strategy for mentoring young talents is to promote scientific curiosity. She strongly urges young scholars that scientific curiosity is driven by four questions - the “what’s right” and “what’s wrong” with theoretical understanding; the “what if” of unexpected empirics; and the “what’s new” of the results.

Her PhD students have all had successful careers in academia, business and government. Three former PhD students have become Professors, two in Sweden and one in Germany. One is Senior Lecturer and two are currently Assistant Professors on a tenure track position at the University of Gothenburg. One former PhD student has a top post in Swedish Government Offices and another is Business Development Manager, Region Skåne.

Her post-doctoral scholars currently have academic positions in China, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK. These scholars are successful in pushing forward the boundaries of the field.

She has designed and implemented three successful two year MSc Programs taught in English (one at Chalmers; two at the University of Gothenburg), which together graduate more than 100 students annually.

This track record testifies to McKelvey’s ability to promote and foster young talents.

Local leadership in the field 
McKelvey was Professor at Chalmers University of Technology (6 years) before being recruited to the University of Gothenburg, where she is now Professor of Industrial Management. She is Deputy Head of Department of Economy and Society and has on the last decade led the design, creation and implementation of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, by building a completely new research environment together with colleagues. See www.handels.gu.se/iie.

The Institute now has 22 researchers and PhD students. McKelvey founded on the principle of integrating research with teaching and societal impact, within the subjects of innovation and entrepreneurship. These phenomena engage different actors involved in the generation, diffusion and exploitation of ideas into business and societal innovations, including change of both existing firms as well as renewal of society through new firms and industries. The Institute currently teaches 170 Masters students, who are enrolled in the highly successful MSc programs “Innovation and Industrial Management” and “Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship”.

Local leadership for the university 
McKelvey has taken on demanding academic leadership jobs. At Chalmers, she was Director of a VINNOVA Center of Excellence for four years. At the School of Business, Economics and Law she was Vice-Dean for three years and also the Director for Graduate School for six years, with responsible for over 400 Masters students in all business school subjects. 

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Structuring the Process of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: Empirical Evidence and Descriptive Insights from 86 AEGIS Case Studies
Maureen McKelvey, Daniel Ljungberg, Astrid Heidemann Lassen
Dynamics of knowledge intensive entrepreneurship business strategy & public policy edited by Franco Malerba, Yannis Caloghirou, Maureen McKelvey, Slavo Radosevic., London, Routledge, Kapitel i bok 2016
Kapitel i bok

Tillståndet för utbildningar i entreprenörskap vid Sveriges lärosäten: en lägesrapport
Olof Zaring, Ethan Gifford, Maureen McKelvey
Sveriges entreprenöriella ekosystem : företag, akademi, politik / redaktörer: Maureen McKelvey, Olof Zaring , Stockholm, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute, Kapitel i bok 2016
Kapitel i bok

Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship: A new research agenda?
Astrid Heidemann Lassen, Maureen McKelvey, Daniel Ljungberg
Book of abstracts of the 6th CIM Community Workshop, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2016
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Ideal Types of Reverse Innovation for Enterprises from Developing Countries without Overseas R&D Centers: Cases of Chinese Enterprises
Jun Jin, Min Guo, Maureen McKelvey, Zhengyi Zhang
Globelics 2016 Conference, Indonesien, Globelics organization, 14th annual conference, Bandung Indonesien, Conference held 12-14 October 2016, Paper i proceeding 2016
Paper i proceeding

Role of business model innovation and public-private partnerships in the development of new energy vehicles: Experiences from Hangzhou, China'
Jun Jin, Maureen McKelvey
DRUID 2016 conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 June 2016, Denmark, Copenhagen Business School, DRUID association, Paper i proceeding 2016
Paper i proceeding

Typical Modes of Reverse Innovation in Enterprises from Emerging Countries: Cases of Chinese Enterprises
Jun Jin, Min Guo, Maureen McKelvey
Conference "Creating Leading Edge Technical Competencies in Chinese Companies - Innovation and Globalization, Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, conference in Gothenburg, 27-29 April 2016, Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2016
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Creating Leading Edge Technical Competencies in Chinese Companies - Innovation and Globalization
Jun Jin, Maureen McKelvey
Conference in Gothenburg, 27-29 April 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden, University of Gothenburg, Conference "Creating Leading Edge Technical Competencies in Chinese Companies", Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet) 2016
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)

Knowledge management processes and the formation of entrepreneurial opportunities
Rani J. Dang, Maureen McKelvey
Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2016
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

Network Heterogeneity, Scientific Performance and Medical Innovation
Pablo D'Este, Oscar Llopis, I Ramos-Vielba, A Yegros, Maureen McKelvey
R&D Management Conference 2016. Cambridge 3 - 6 July 2016. From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation., Paper i proceeding 2016
Paper i proceeding

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