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 four on-going research projects: Measuring innovation and innovative capabilities; Creativity and knowledge creation in lean organizations; Managing the transfer and development of knowledge; When, for whom and how is innovation open?. All four 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, 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.
Researcher, speaker and author – Stockholm School of Economics
Anders Richtnér is Associate Professor and conducts his research at the Center for Innovation and Operations Management and at the Center for Sports and Business. He is fellow of Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology (IMIT). He conducts his research in close co-operation with companies with a clear aim of contributing to their competitiveness, but also scientific knowledge. He regularly publishes in leading academic journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, and R&D Management. During 2014-2015 he was a visiting research scholar at Babson College and from September 2015 he holds a position as Senior Fellow in Social innovation 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 is responsible for the development and delivery of a new curriculum at SSE concerned with global challenges.