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  • 1.
    Amann, Daniel
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
    Exploring affordability in concept generation for complex defence products2022Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    National defence budgets face pressure from intergenerational escalating costs for complex defence products, such as fighter aircraft and submarines. These escalating costs originate from ever-increasing performance requirements due to the competitive nature of warfare. In combat, only winning is good enough. Therefore, the products’ performance is considered crucial for gaining an edge over an opponent. 

    As the continuous development of ever-costlier complex defence products is not sustainable, it is high time for a path change towards affordability, meaning less costly products without any compromises in terms of operational requirements. However, the fact that this cost escalation has long been recognised as unsustainable indicates that a path change towards affordability will not be easy to achieve. Such a path change will likely require radical changes in product concepts – even though costs might be reduced in other ways, product concepts are believed to have the greatest potential. 

    In accordance with this assumption, this thesis suggest that the phenomenon of continuous generation of ever-costlier complex defence concepts is ultimately sealed in the front end of innovation, where opportunities are identified and product concepts are defined. Accordingly, this thesis aims to explore how firms and customers can influence activities in the front end of innovation in order to successfully manage the affordability of complex defence products. 

    This aim is approached through phenomenon-driven research performed in a set of four concatenated studies, represented by five papers. By letting successive studies be informed by preceding studies, new knowledge and theory are added to this under-researched topic. Empirically, several factors and aspects influencing the front end of innovation are identified as potential barriers to or enablers of path changes towards affordability. In addition, different measures that companies and customers can adopt to support such path changes are proposed. 

    The thesis contributes to extant theory by providing a definition of affordability adapted to complex defence products, and by contrasting affordability with established concepts and methods aimed at making products less costly. Furthermore, benefits and deficiencies in the industry’s handling of concept generation for complex defence products are highlighted from an affordability perspective, and the influence of specific characteristics on path changes towards affordability in relation to complex defence equipment is described and discussed. Finally, conditions supporting affordability related to opportunities, knowledge and motivations are described, and the benefits of providing those generating complex capability-oriented concepts with cost-related information are demonstrated.

    In addition to these contributions to theory, this thesis has several implications for the practice of companies and governmental customers. It highlights measures that these two sets of actors can take to shape conditions and, thereby, influence key activities in the front end of innovation to generate complex defence-product concepts that meet affordability criteria. These suggested measures constitute an embryo of an explicit approach to affordability management. 

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  • 2.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Managing concept decision making in product development practice2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Making concept decisions is a crucial activity for product-developing companies since these decisions have high impact on the subsequent development and launch of the product. Consequences of unsuccessful concept decisions can be severe, e.g. missing out on business opportunities or spending money on rework. This thesis investigates concept decision making in product development practice and contributes by enhancing the understanding of what is actually happening, the difficulties experienced in the process, and how to manage and improve concept decision making. Such enhanced understanding should serve as a basis when support methods for concept decision making are developed. In-depth studies have been conducted in a Swedish automotive company, focusing on the technical system level of the product.

    The concept decision process was found to be a web of interconnected activities, embedded in the concept development process, and with several actors on different hierarchical levels. An overarching challenge identified in concept decision making was to achieve compatibility before completeness, meaning that compatibility between product systems must be met before the system solutions are completely developed. In addition, a number of conflicts intrinsic in the process were revealed, pointing to underlying causes of the difficulties in managing concept decision making. These conflicts are omnipresent due to the product and organizational complexity and have to be handled by the product developers in their daily work.

    The thesis identifies key elements for improving an organization’s concept decision making: Create meta-knowledge and awareness regarding what influences the process and the actors in the process since there is a general lack of knowledge regarding one’s own and the organization’s decision-making processes; Ask questions to ensure that aspects, previously neglected, are considered; Provide visualizations to enhance understanding of both process and solutions; Provide vision as guidance in everyday decision making and trade-offs; and Ensure reflections since there is a need for actors in the process to reflect on the own decision-making process.

    In conclusion, a model to improve the concept decision making in practice is proposed. The model includes a set of proposed activities that are designed to address the previously identified challenges, and was developed in collaboration between researchers and practitioners.

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  • 3.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.).
    Concept decisions in product development process2009Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Successful concept decisions are crucial for product development organisations. Failure in theconcept decision-making process means costly rework, requiring resources that could havebeen spent on innovative work with new products instead. This licentiate thesis tackles theconcept decision-making process and how to improve it. The research presented here is thefirst part of a research project, with an action research approach, that will develop newsupporting working procedures for concept decision making and thereby contribute to moresuccessful products.Empirical studies were conducted in Swedish industrial practice, particularly focusing oneorganisation, and it was found that concept decisions are not made at a certain point in time.Instead, many decisions and activities, on several organisational levels, were adding up to theconcept decisions in the investigated organisations. The concept decision-making process wasfound to be a web of interconnected activities, with many decisions integrated and embedded in the process. Itwas also found that both formal and informal factors influence the concept decision-makingprocess and main factors were identified as: Project and product request, Supporting structures androutines, Individual competence and driving forces, Teamwork and company culture and Contextualcircumstances. These factors represent different perspectives, meaning on what level theyinfluence concept decision making: individual, team, project, organisation, and context, and in orderto create improvements in the concept decision-making process all levels have to beconsidered. The knowledge of the different perspectives has implications for howimprovements should be designed.Larger product developing companies do often have internally defined formal workingprocedures that prescribe how to develop products within the company. The thesis discusseshow the internal working procedures relate to academic theory and to practice. It wasconcluded that internal formal working procedures has not been discussed in a sufficient wayin earlier engineering design research. Furthermore, means for improving the concept decisionmakingprocess are discussed, and it was concluded, based on interviews with practitioners,that the strongest pragmatic means for improvement were developing mindset and applyingmethods. Mindset addresses the awareness, attitude and approach needed for management (andco-workers) working in early product development phases. Methods mainly addresses the needfor having relevant supporting working procedures in general and templates for evaluationalternative solutions in particular. Finally, recommendations for future design of a template forevaluation alternative solutions are presented.

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  • 4.
    Amann, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; Swedish Defence University, Sweden.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Managing affordability in concept development of complex product systems (CoPS)2023In: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, ISSN 0953-7325, E-ISSN 1465-3990, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 93-106Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study originates in a recognised unsustainable cost escalation for complex defence equipment. In order to understand how such cost escalation for complex product systems (CoPS) can be avoided, this study comparatively explores four different industrial sectors–energy, transportation, healthcare and defence–with and without intergenerational increasing costs, represented by four international companies. The results, collected from studying the development of one of each company’s products, reveal some characteristic differences in market factors between those sectors and companies having problems with intergenerational escalating costs and customer affordability, as compared to other sectors and companies. It is suggested that dependent on market characteristics, it might be necessary to actively manage affordability when CoPS are developed. Efforts made by the companies to make products more affordable were identified, and several factors enabling and disabling the development of less costly products without compromising customer needs were explored. Further, the implications of affordability management in a CoPS setting are elaborated on.

  • 5.
    Suominen, Anu
    et al.
    Tampere University, Finland.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Innovation Strategy Formulation Supported by ISO 56000: Public Organization Experiences2023Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses the innovation strategy formulation in publicsector organizations. Specifically, it focuses on the innovation strategyformulation process, document output and the support ISO56000 innovationmanagement standards provide for such a formulation process. Therefore, thispaper presents a case study in a Swedish municipality formulating an innovationstrategy. As a result, the paper describes the two main innovation strategyformulation phases: the experimental pre-phase and the emergent strategy phasewith its sub-phases and the contributing actor-stakeholders. Furthermore, itreveals the areas where the innovation management standards supported theinnovation strategy formulation process and its output. Moreover, the paperillustrates the challenges the political-administrative nature of organizing in thepublic sector causes for innovation work. The paper contributes to the literatureon strategic management, especially public sector innovation managementliterature regarding innovation strategy planning and innovation managementstandard use in a municipal context. 

  • 6.
    Lerche, Kristoffer
    et al.
    Aarhus University, Denmark.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Goduscheit, René Chester
    Aarhus University, Denmark.
    Leveraging Legitimacy for Innovation Management Through an Innovation Management System – A Longitudinal Perspective2023Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines an organization’s adoption of an ISO innovation managementstandard to systematize and lead its innovation efforts. We focus on how the ISO standard has acted as a legitimating factor for innovation activities in the organization.Theoretically, we clarify how legitimacy can be understood, and used to explain innovation management activities. Managerial implications include a suggestion to utilizethe ISO name and its approaches to innovation management.

  • 7.
    Sundin, Linnea
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Lundbäck, Linnéa
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Wikström, Anders
    Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    Introducing systemicity for analysis and evaluation of innovation management approaches2023In: 24th CINet Conference, 2023Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The significance of systems perspectives in addressing complex problems has been emphasized in literature. However, application of such perspectives in the field of innovation management has been relatively limited but is increasingly gaining attention. This study contributes to the advancement of knowledge in this field by presenting a novel approach for studying and measuring systemic aspects of innovation management approaches by introducing the concept of systemicity in an innovation management context. Systemicity encompasses how systemic a system is, thereby addressing important aspects that have not been taken into consideration previously. The empirical data, collected in semi-structured interviews with two established companies, were analyzed using a tentative framework developed in this study. The study suggests that the three system dimensions comprehensiveness, coherence and correspondence are suitable for capturing systemicity and can support in identifying strengths and areas for improvement, providing a more holistic perspective on the system's potential for fostering innovation. Further research is needed to explore practical implementation of the framework for researchers and practitioners, and to determine suitable levels of systemicity as this was not examined.

  • 8.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Critical features in introducing standard-based innovation management systems2023In: 24th CINet Conference, 2023Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ISO56002 ‒ a global standard for innovation management systems was published 2019 and empirical validation of using the standard is so far limited. This study investigates design and introduction of innovation management systems based on ISO56002 and explores the impact this brings to the studied organizations. 

    Two organizations, a UK-based consultancy firm in engineering, and a Japan-based information and technology company, both explicitly utilizing ISO 56002 and considered as leading examples were studied. A qualitative approach was chosen, mainly based on interviews in order to open for elaborations on the emerging phenomenon of innovation management systems based on a standard. 

    The study shows that the ISO56002 brought value to both organizations, despite them being in different sectors. The standard does not provide detail solutions, instead it is used as support to actively apply a systems approach to innovation covering strategic, structural, and cultural issues all together. Specifically, management functions are supported to address strategy and culture, including design structures for fencing space for exploration, risk-taking and experimentation. Critical features to enable this, such as appointing a core team with a long-term ambition, are identified and discussed. 

  • 9.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Bellander Nydahl, Erika
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
    Vlachos, Stefan
    AstraZeneca, Sweden.
    Building Innovation Management Support at a University Hospital2023In: Healthcare Innovation - Shaping Future Models of Delivery / [ed] Mona Seyed Esfahani and Matthew Halkes, World Scientific , 2023, p. 49-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter provides an illustration of how the support for innovation workhas been developed at Karolinska University Hospital. Karolinska is a largeuniversity hospital in Sweden that provides highly specialised healthcaretogether with research and education. The chapter presents a ‘journey’ spanningthe period 2011–2020 whose overall goal was to support innovation efforts at thehospital. During that time, different initiatives to achieve the goal were launched.These included establishing expertise in forming and leading innovationpartnerships; developing a portfolio of educational programmes for clinicalstaff regarding innovation management; utilising the opportunity to certify thehospital’s innovation management professionals; engaging in the developmentof ISO standards for innovation management; and designing and implementinga hospital-wide innovation management system. This journey is then reflectedupon, and the specific issues of adapting innovation management to a healthcarecontext and developing innovation management support in a hospital setting arediscussed. This all serves as input for how to address innovation management aswell as for future models of healthcare delivery.

  • 10.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Developing Innovation Leadership – The Relevance of Qualification and Certification of Innovation Management Professionals: Chapter 52023In: Innovation Leadership in Practice: How Leaders Turn Ideas into Value in a Changing World / [ed] K.R Jensen, S. Kaudela-Baum and R. Sheffield, Leeds: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023, p. 79-Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter presents results from initial studies on personal certifications of innovation management professionals, drawing from a Swedish context. The results capture motivations for, as well as effects from, the certification process. They are discussed from the perspective of how this is relevant for developing and enhancing innovation leadership competencies. Increased knowledge, enhanced professional communication, and strengthened self-confidence related to innovation management were identified as outcomes for individuals pursuing the certifications. Further, this laid the ground for increased visibility, expanded network, and thus more opportunities to influence innovation work. An overarching theme appearing in the study is how a certification can contribute to strengthening the legitimacy of working with innovation management, and thus serve as an enabler for innovation management practice and subsequently innovation leadership. Effects from the certification that may be beneficial for successful innovation leadership include the opportunity for practitioners to articulate their own experiences and competencies, in addition to improving the impact of their efforts utilising innovation terminology. For organisations, knowledge of personal certification can be used both for recruitment and for development of existing personnel and their innovation leadership. Through a longer perspective, it can also contribute to decreasing the dependence on a few specific individuals and instead strengthen the long-term organisational innovation capabilities.

  • 11.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Rains, Jon
    Mott MacDonald.
    Milne, Victoria
    Tenshi Consulting, UK.
    Early perceptions of a standardised innovation management system2023Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Early evidence supports standardised innovation management system(s) (SIMS) as an approach to achieve improved value for organisations. Mott MacDonald, a large multinational engineering, management and development consultancy is strengthening its innovation and social outcomes by implementing a SIMS based upon ISO 56002:2019. This case study was based on their UK operations, and explores early stage implementation phenomena. Data gathering included interviews and a small-sample questionnaire (purposive sampling). We identified how respondents perceived factors such as: ownership of the innovation work (at individual, unit, and group level); understanding the system and value gained from a systematic approach, benefits of a common innovation framework; and development in terms of enhanced abilities to “talk about” innovation, competency growth, and engagement in innovation activities. The findings provide insights for other organisations to further understand the effects of SIMS and opportunities for enhanced implementation and uptake.

  • 12.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    Swedish Defence University, Department of Systems Science for Defence and Security, Systems Science for Defence and Security Division. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden .
    Rains, Jon
    Mott MacDonald, (GBR).
    Milne, Victoria
    Tenshi Consulting, (GBR).
    Early perceptions of a standardised innovationmanagement system2023In: ISPIM Connects Salzburg – The Sound of Innovation, Salzburg, 2023, 2023Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract: Early evidence supports standardised innovation managementsystem(s) (SIMS) as an approach to achieve improved value for organisations.Mott MacDonald, a large multinational engineering, management anddevelopment consultancy is strengthening its innovation and social outcomes byimplementing a SIMS based upon ISO 56002:2019. This case study was basedon their UK operations, and explores early stage implementation phenomena.Data gathering included interviews and a small-sample questionnaire (purposivesampling). We identified how respondents perceived factors such as: ownershipof the innovation work (at individual, unit, and group level); understanding thesystem and value gained from a systematic approach, benefits of a commoninnovation framework; and development in terms of enhanced abilities to “talkabout” innovation, competency growth, and engagement in innovation activities.The findings provide insights for other organisations to further understand theeffects of SIMS and opportunities for enhanced implementation and uptake.

  • 13.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. Department of Certification, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. Department of Certification, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Certification of Innovation Management Professionals: Reasons for and Results from Acquiring Certification2022In: Journal of Innovation Management, E-ISSN 2183-0606, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 58-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses how personal certification in innovation management can contribute to the ongoing professionalisation within the innovation management discipline. The empirical study focused a project in Sweden initiated to develop qualification, specifically personal certification, of innovation management professionals. The project resulted in a certification process and a first batch of certified innovation management professionals. The study aimed to capture the individuals’ reasons for, as well as results and effects from, choosing to acquire a voluntary personal certification within innovation management. A wide range of reasons for taking the certifications was reported such as willingness to learn more; willingness to formalise innovation management competence; a wish to clarify roles, but also to promote the discipline itself. Certification was apprehended as a trustworthy format to achieve this. Identified effects were establishment of a common language, increased visibility of individuals, and innovation management professionals to feel more confident in their jobs.

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  • 14.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Jagstedt, Siri
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Digital Systems. Halmstad University, Sweden.
    Managing collaborative innovation initiatives - Does a standard-based framework apply?2022In: Event Proceedings: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: ISBN 978-952-335-694-8, 2022Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To address grand societal challenges, united actions from multiple actors are required. Innovation management in mission-oriented, collaborative contexts is however a particularly tall order. In parallel, ISO standards for innovation management have become available. This paper has studied nine collaborative innovation initiatives (diverse domains/levels) to capture their experiences and challenges. These were analysed regarding the relevance of applying standard-based frameworks for innovation management in such settings. It is concluded that a standard-based framework for innovation management can be applied as a support for both planning and execution, making a relevant starting point to ensure crucial aspects are not overlooked. Thereto, this paper also presents a tentative methodology aiming to contribute to the planning and execution of such collaborative innovation initiatives. The methodology contains (1) a preparatory step of mapping the initiative, and (2) a second step utilising a set of guiding aspects in the form of questions and claims.

  • 15.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Lundh Gravenius, Åse
    Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
    Chapter 11. Karolinska University Hospital: Implementing an Innovation Management System at a University Hospital Providing Highly Specialised2022In: Changing the Dynamics and Impact of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach and the ISO Standard / [ed] Joanne Hyland, Magnus Karlsson, Ingrid Kihlander, John Bessant, Mats Magnusson, Jimmi Kristiansen, World Scientific, 2022, p. 157-175Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Magnussson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Nishiguchi,, Hiro
    Japan Innovation Network, Japan.
    Chapter 17. Oki Electric Industry Company: Implementation of Yume Pro, an Innovation Management System2022In: Changing the Dynamics and Impact of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach and the ISO Standard / [ed] Joanne Hyland, Magnus Karlsson, Ingrid Kihlander, John Bessant, Mats Magnusson, Jimmi Kristiansen, World Scientific, 2022, p. 273-288Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Hyland, Joanne
    rInnovation Group, USA; International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), UK; Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Canada.
    Chapter 4. Introduction to Case Studies2022In: Changing the Dynamics and Impact of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach and the ISO Standard / [ed] Joanne Hyland, Magnus Karlsson, Ingrid Kihlander, John Bessant, Mats Magnusson, Jimmi Kristiansen, World Scientific, 2022, p. 37-43Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Certification of Innovation Management Professionals: Reasons for and Results from Acquiring Certification2022In: Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 2183-0606, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 58-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses how personal certification in innovation management can contribute to the ongoingprofessionalisation within the innovation management discipline. The empirical study focused a projectin Sweden initiated to develop qualification, specifically personal certification, of innovation managementprofessionals. The project resulted in a certification process and a first batch of certified innovationmanagement professionals. The study aimed to capture the individuals’ reasons for, as well as results andeffects from, choosing to acquire a voluntary personal certification within innovation management. A widerange of reasons for taking the certifications was reported such as willingness to learn more, willingness toformalise innovation management competence, a wish to clarify roles, but also to promote the discipline itself.Certification was apprehended as a trustworthy format to achieve this. Identified effects were establishmentof a common language, increased visibility of individuals, and innovation management professionals to feelmore confident in their jobs.

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  • 19.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, sweden.
    Ledningssystem för innovation: Reflektioner kring en ledningssystemstandard för innovationsarbete2022In: MGMT Management of Innovation and Technology, ISSN ISSN 1102-5581, no 2, p. 5-7Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    En vägledande ISO-standard för innovationsledningssystem (ISO 56002) publicerades 2019. Den ger möjlighet att följa hur ett sådant ramverk kan stödja organisationer som vill stärka sin innovationsförmåga med hjälp av en systemansats. Den här artikeln delar insikter från fallstudier bland annat på organisationer som uttalat har använt ISO-standarden för att implementera ett innovationsledningssystem.

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  • 20.
    Hyland, Joanne
    et al.
    rInnovation Group, USA; International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), UK; Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Canada.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS), Sweden .
    Bessant, John
    University of Exeter, UK.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Normann Kristiansen, Jimmi
    Aalborg University Business School, Denmark; rInnovation Group, Europe; Danish Standards Foundation, Denmark.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden).
    Chapter 22. Conclusions and Path Forward2022In: Changing the Dynamics and Impact of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach and the ISO Standard / [ed] Joanne Hyland, Magnus Karlsson, Ingrid Kihlander, John Bessant, Mats Magnusson, Jimmi Kristiansen, World Scientific, 2022, p. 371-388Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Hyland, Joanne (Editor)
    rInnovation Group, USA; International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), UK; Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Canada.
    Karlsson, Magnus (Editor)
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS), Sweden.
    Kihlander, Ingrid (Editor)
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Bessant, John (Editor)
    University of Exeter, UK.
    Magnusson, Mats (Editor)
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Kristiansen, Jimmi
    Aalborg University Business School, Denmark; rInnovation Group, Europe; Danish Standards Foundation, Denmark.
    Changing the Dynamics and Impact of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach and the ISO Standard2022Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The ISO Innovation Management System (IMS) Standard (ISO 56002) provides a much needed and well-timed input to the innovation management discipline. While research efforts within the domain of innovation management have vastly increased over the past decades, research has primarily been conducted through specific contributions to distinct areas of innovation management (e.g., top management, culture, processes), lacking a more holistic perspective. Practitioners know that managing innovation is challenging. Bringing in a globally recognised standard that offers a holistic perspective will be key in professionalising the innovation management discipline, much like quality management and project management standards have done in the past. This book focuses on the ISO Innovation Management System Standard and the links with ISPIM's Body of Knowledge (BoK) special interest group, the ISO innovation management community, and the International Collaboration Platform for Innovation Management System (ICP4IMS). It covers four topics as follows: • Introduction to a systems approach for innovation management and the ISO Innovation Management System Standard (ISO 56002), including historical context, descriptions of terms, typology, and the clauses in the Standard. • Elaboration of the innovation management fundamentals and principles (ISO 56000). • Features 16 case studies of diverse organisations from around the globe, including those that have implemented a management system before the Standard was released and those following it now, completely or partially. • Lessons learned and implications, including insights for how to take innovation management to its next level to address opportunities and challenges in organisations and societies.

  • 22.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Hyland, Joanne
    rInnovation Group, USA; International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), UK; Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Canada.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS), Sweden .
    Chapter 1. Introduction2022In: Changing the Dynamics and Impact of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach and the ISO Standard / [ed] Joanne Hyland, Magnus Karlsson, Ingrid Kihlander, John Bessant, Mats Magnusson, Jimmi Kristiansen, World Scientific, 2022, p. 3-7Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Personcertifiering innovationsledare: En mekanism i etableringen av professionen innovationsledare2022In: MGMT Management of Innovation and Technology, ISSN 1102-5581, no nr 4Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 24.
    Hyland, Joanne
    et al.
    International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Board, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Engineering Design, Integrated Product Development and Design.
    Bessant, John
    University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Engineering Design, Integrated Product Development and Design. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Kristiansen, Jimmi Normann
    Aalborg University Business School, Denmark.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Engineering Design, Integrated Product Development and Design.
    Conclusions and path forward2022In: Changing The Dynamics And Impact Of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach And The Iso Standard, World Scientific Pub Co Pte Ltd , 2022, p. 371-388Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter, the editorial team looks across the cases and the emerging themes to offer insights about the standard and its implications for the innovation management community and the future of the innovation management discipline. For practitioners, the case is made for a call to action to rally around the benefits of the standard as a foundation for dynamic innovation capability and innovation community building that will stand the test of time. For academic educators and researchers, it is teaching about open, connected innovation models that go beyond internally focused ones and understanding through research the system element interdependencies and how these elements can be adapted in different organisational contexts. For standard developers, a key issue is to ensure that a core innovation management system can handle the variations and complexities of different organisations and types of innovations. For professional associations, it is about continuing to build the identity of the profession and supporting professionals to strengthen the innovation management discipline in organisations. For policymakers, it starts with understanding where the standard could have policy relevance and broadening the range of innovation policy instruments available. Finally, it is about imagining a future where in 10 years innovation management is a well-recognised discipline and profession, with systemic and systematic approaches that accelerate learning to realise value more quickly for a better world.

  • 25.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Engineering Design, Integrated Product Development and Design. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Engineering Design, Integrated Product Development and Design.
    Nishiguchi, Hiro
    Sophia University, Japan.
    Oki electric industry company: Implementation of yume pro, an innovation management system2022In: Changing The Dynamics And Impact Of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach And The Iso Standard, World Scientific Pub Co Pte Ltd , 2022, p. 273-288Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Oki Electric Industry Company, OKI, a Japanese company with more than 140 years' history and proud traditions, decided to introduce Yume Pro, an innovation management system (IMS) directly corresponding to ISO 56002. Motives for this effort were both radical changes in the business context, and an identified need to enhance the entrepreneurial orientation of the employees. OKI works with all elements identified in the IMS. OKI has developed an innovation strategy with a strong emphasis on addressing the Sustainable Developments Goals, as defined by the United Nations, which supports in creating related value propositions. Key activities for building an innovation culture include awareness building, training and support. OKI has also embarked upon an ambitious plan to train many employees within a few years. Further, a strong management commitment is expressed in several ways, such as a clear strategic direction for innovation, reviews of innovation activities, as well as an involvement of the president in innovation promotion activities. OKI has implemented key performance indicators to capture the elements in the system as well as the system itself. The introduction of Yume Pro is led by the company's Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) and the Innovation Promotion Centre (IPC).

  • 26.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development and Design. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Hyland, Joanne
    International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Board, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development and Design.
    Introduction2022In: Changing The Dynamics And Impact Of Innovation Management: A Systems Approach And The Iso Standard, World Scientific Pub Co Pte Ltd , 2022, p. 3-7Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter covers the purpose of this book, describes its structure and asks for a call to action for changing the impact and dynamics of innovation management. The urgent need for innovation in our organisations and societies is well recognised, yet why are we not making more progress in the field? The book's purpose is to help those within and outside the innovation management community understand the why, what, and how of managing innovation activities and the benefits of a systems approach for greater impact. The book has three parts. Part I provides background about the international standard ISO 56002 for innovation management system guidance (ISO, 2019) and the development of innovation management research, with the aim for better integration of theory and practice via the common framework of the standard. Part II is the core of the book, featuring 16 case studies about how diverse organisations built their innovation capabilities. In Part III, the editorial team looks across the cases to capture common themes, prerequisites for success and insights about the relevance of the standard for the innovation management community and the future of the field of innovation management. Most importantly, the book is a call to action for the innovation management community and others to move beyond making the case for why we need innovation. It is now time to be clearer on what it is and how to make it work through a systems approach.

  • 27.
    Hyland, Joanne
    et al.
    rInnovation Group, USA; International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), UK; Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Canada.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Engineering Design, Integrated Product Development and Design. Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden; Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS), Sweden.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Engineering Design, Integrated Product Development and Design. Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden.
    Bessant, John
    University of Exeter, UK.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Engineering Design, Integrated Product Development and Design.
    Kristiansen, Jimmi
    rInnovation Group, USA; Aalborg University Business School, Denmark; Danish Standards Foundation, Denmark.
    Changing the synamics and impact of innovation management: A systems approach and the iso standard2022Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The ISO Innovation Management System (IMS) Standard (ISO 56002) provides a much needed and well-timed input to the innovation management discipline. While research efforts within the domain of innovation management have vastly increased over the past decades, research has primarily been conducted through specific contributions to distinct areas of innovation management (e.g., top management, culture, processes), lacking a more holistic perspective. Practitioners know that managing innovation is challenging. Bringing in a globally recognised standard that offers a holistic perspective will be key in professionalising the innovation management discipline, much like quality management and project management standards have done in the past.

  • 28.
    Amann, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. Department of Military Studies, Swedish Defence University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Product Innovation Technology.
    Managing affordability in concept development of complex product systems (CoPS)2021In: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, ISSN 0953-7325, E-ISSN 1465-3990Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study originates in a recognised unsustainable cost escalation for complex defence equipment. In order to understand how such cost escalation for complex product systems (CoPS) can be avoided, this study comparatively explores four different industrial sectors – energy, transportation, healthcare and defence – with and without intergenerational increasing costs, represented by four international companies. The results, collected from studying the development of one of each company’s products, reveal some characteristic differences in market factors between those sectors and companies having problems with intergenerational escalating costs and customer affordability, as compared to other sectors and companies. It is suggested that dependent on market characteristics, it might be necessary to actively manage affordability when CoPS are developed. Efforts made by the companies to make products more affordable were identified, and several factors enabling and disabling the development of less costly products without compromising customer needs were explored. Further, the implications of affordability management in a CoPS setting are elaborated on.

  • 29.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Rodda Srinivasan, Harshitha
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Jyotsna Jospeh, Neelima
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Certificication as an Innovation Management Professional - the new normal?2021Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within the area of innovation management, an increase of new job roles, and development of standards and certifications, signals an ongoing professionalization. This paper shares findings from studying the emerging phenomenon of personal certification as innovation management professionals (IMP). The study aimed to investigate motivational factors related to entering (or not entering) a process of IMP certification, as well as perceived impact and effects on innovation management quality and practice from such certification. The study was conducted through interviews, including a comparative element interviewing both certified IMPs and non-certified IMPs. Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors for IMP certification were identified, but also amotivation related to not favouring standardization. Several examples of effects from IMP certification were reported, where the most significant was revolving around the IMP being more self-confident, based on both external validation and knowledge enhancement.

  • 30.
    Wikström, Anders
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Mälardalen University.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Building innovation capabilities in established organizations - an innovation management system perpective2021Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Amann, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. Swedish Defence University.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Inducing Affordability?: Observations From An Experimental Study Of Concept Generation2021Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Early preliminary concepts are claimed to have a profound impact on the final product. Since these concepts often are based on intuitive judgements, it is important that these judgements are appropriate for the desired outcome. Intuition is derived from what one brings to mind, and consequently, the access to information is important for making relevant judgements. Therefore, when a departure from a present path of development is sought for, access to new information is likely to be required. Results from an experimental study, addressing affordability and concept generation, indicated that individuals were influenced, by the provision of selective information, to make more cost considerations and even to change approach when generating new concepts. It was further recognized that weak abilities to estimate costs in a lifecycle and capability perspective likely hampered low-cost ambitions. The findings from this study are suggested to contribute to theory on product development, and to support affordability when new products are developed.

  • 32.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Rodda Srinivasan, Harshitha
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Jyotsna Joseph, Neelima
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Certification as an Innovation Management Professional – the new normal?2021Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Within the area of innovation management, an increase of new job roles, and development of standards and certifications, signals an ongoing professionalization. This paper shares findings from studying the emerging phenomenon of personal certification as innovation management professionals (IMP). The study aimed to investigate motivational factors related to entering (or not entering) a process of IMP certification, as well as perceived impact and effects on innovation management quality and practice from such certification. The study was conducted through interviews, including a comparative element interviewing both certified IMPs and non-certified IMPs. Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors for IMP certification were identified, but also amotivation related to not favouring standardization. Several examples of effects from IMP certification were reported, where the most significant was revolving around the IMP being more self-confident, based on both external validation and knowledge enhancement. 

  • 33.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Role of Certification in Establishment of an Innovation Management Profession2021Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A professionalization within the area of innovation management is taking place, and this paper presents a study on the phenomenon of personal certification as an innovation management professional. The study has investigated motivations for taking a personal certification as an innovation management professional, and impacts from it, addressing certified individuals, their organizations, and potential contributions to professionalization. The study was conducted in Sweden related to the personal certification of innovation management professionals launched in 2017by the Swedish Association for Innovation Management Professionals (Innovationsledarna) and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden as a third-partycertification body. Identified motivational factors covered desired knowledge enhancement, measuring of competence level, a strive for legitimacy, and curiosity. Impact from taking the certifications were for example increased knowledge, enhanced professional communication about innovation management, boosted selfconfidence, expanded network, and more opportunities to influence. The current situation was also analyzed from a professionalization perspective as well as discussed in terms of innovation maturity and innovation diffusion.

  • 34.
    Wikström, Anders
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Digital Systems, Industrial Systems. Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Building Innovation Capabilities in Established Organizations - An Innovation Management Perspective2021Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Product Innovation Technology.
    Role of Certification in Establishment of an Innovation Management Profession2021Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A professionalization within the area of innovation management is taking place, and this paper presents a study on the phenomenon of personal certification as an innovation management professional. The study has investigated motivations for taking a personal certification as an innovation management professional, and impacts from it, addressing certified individuals, their organizations, and potential contributions to professionalization. The study was conducted in Sweden related to the personal certification of innovation management professionals launched in 2017 by the Swedish Association for Innovation Management Professionals (Innovationsledarna) and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden as a third-party certification body. Identified motivational factors covered desired knowledge enhancement, measuring of competence level, a strive for legitimacy, and curiosity. Impact from taking the certifications were for example increased knowledge, enhanced professional communication about innovation management, boosted self[1]confidence, expanded network, and more opportunities to influence. The current situation was also analyzed from a professionalization perspective as well as discussed in terms of innovation maturity and innovation diffusion.

  • 36.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Innovationsledning.
    Lundh Gravenius, Åse
    Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset.
    Innovation management system implementation at a university hospital2020Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification. KTH Kungliga Tekniska högskolan.
    Lundh Gravenius, Åse
    Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset.
    Innovation management system implementation at a university hospital2020Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Certification.
    Innovation Management Professionals in Healthcare: Knowledge and Legitimacy2020In: The ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovating in Times of Crisis,7-10 June 2020., 2020Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study provides insights into innovation management practice at a hospital and explores how having a personal certification as an innovation management professional can play a role. The study was conducted at a large university hospital in Sweden and interviews were made with certified innovation management professionals working at the hospitals’ Center for Innovation. Identified main drivers for entering the certification process were different aspects related to legitimacy but also related to enhance the knowledge from different aspects. At present, the urge for legitimization of innovation management appears even stronger in the healthcare context than identified in earlier studies. Since innovation management is an emerging area, a personal certification is not only legitimizing the individual, but also the area in itself. Identified effects from the personal certifications was a raised legitimacy but also an enhanced clarity of contribution of innovation management compared to e.g. research and improvement work.

  • 39.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
    Innovation Management Professionals in Healthcare: Knowledge and Legitimacy2020Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study provides insights into innovation management practice at a hospital and explores how having a personal certification as an innovation management professional can play a role. The study was conducted at a large university hospital in Sweden and interviews were made with certified innovation management professionals working at the hospitals’ Center for Innovation. Identified main drivers for entering the certification process were different aspects related to legitimacy but also related to enhance the knowledge from different aspects. At present, the urge for legitimization of innovation management appears even stronger in the healthcare context than identified in earlier studies. Since innovation management is an emerging area, a personal certification is not only legitimizing the individual, but also the area in itself. Identified effects from the personal certifications was a raised legitimacy but also an enhanced clarity of contribution of innovation management compared to e.g. research and improvement work.

  • 40.
    Amann, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Product Innovation Technology.
    Affordability Aspects in the Development of Defence Equipment: Case Studies of Concept Generation in the Defence Industry2020In: Defence and Peace Economics, ISSN 1024-2694, E-ISSN 1476-8267Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cost escalation for many complex defence equipment is arguably not sustainable. Customer driven requirements have led to an exponential increase in costs by pushing frontiers of technology to support primarily incremental improvements of traditional equipment concepts. Accordingly, affordability has become a more discussed subject in defence acquisition. This paper addresses the process of generating complex defence equipment concepts. The purpose is to explore how affordability is managed in that process and to identify possible leads to how an unsustainable cost escalation for this type of equipment can be curbed. This is done by studying two cases of concept generation of future combat air equipment systems from a company process perspective. This applied micro perspective on cost escalation showed that none of the concepts generated in these two cases were assessed to curb the cost escalation. Further, the innovation model for the generated concepts, with only one notable exception, was incremental. Nevertheless, the empirical observations from these two cases offer leads on how to potentially foster a more innovative and affordability-oriented concept generation process for future defence equipment, as well as indicating avenues for future research.

  • 41.
    Amann, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. Swedish Defence University, Sweden.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    FACILITATING PATH CHANGE: A HISTORICAL SUCCESS STORY OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT2019Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Amann, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Product Innovation Technology.
    DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION BARRIERS: EXPLORING VALUE NETWORK INERTIA IN COMPLEX LOW-VOLUME PRODUCTS2019Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Amann, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. Department of Military Studies, Swedish Defence University.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Product Innovation Technology.
    Affordability Management And Its Influence On Concept Development2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Design (Div.). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Product Innovation Technology.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Reasons for and effects of certification of innovation management professionals2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Amann, Daniel
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. Department of Military Studies, Swedish Defence University.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Magnusson, Mats
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Product Innovation Technology.
    Affordability aspects in the concept generation of defence systems2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cost escalation for fighter aircraft is arguably not sustainable. Pushing frontiers of technology by incremental improvements of traditional platforms has led to an exponential increase in cost. This paper addresses the process of concept generation with the purpose to explore how affordability is managed in that process, in order to identify possible measures to improve the likelihood of generating affordable concepts. This is done by studying two cases of concept generation of future combat air systems. The concepts generated in these two cases are however not curbing the cost escalation and are, with only one notable exception, based on incremental innovation. Nevertheless, the empirical observations offer leads to potentially foster a more innovative and cost conscious concept generation process, indicating avenues for future research.

  • 46.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Ritzén, Sofia
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Leda och organisera för innovation2014Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Download full text (pdf)
    fulltext
  • 47.
    Wallin, Johanna
    et al.
    Funktionella produkter, Luleå Tekniska Universitet.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Enabling Product-Service System development using creative workshops: experiences from industry cases2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Ritzén, Sofia
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Compatibility before completeness - Identifying intrinsic conflicts in concept decision making for technical systems2012In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, E-ISSN 1879-2383, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 79-89Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the practice of concept decision-making, i.e. making decisions on technical solutions in early product development stages. An empirical study was conducted in a Swedish automotive company, using a qualitative approach. The study reveals that a major challenge in concept decision-making is to achieve compatibility between systems in the product before the system solutions are completely developed. Managers and product developers need to know that conceptual solutions are good enough to progress into detailed development without performing detailed analysis. In the concept-decision process a number of intrinsic conflicts that these actors have to address are identified: understanding of the overall development process as iterative or stepwise; developing satisfying or optimized solutions; using defined or interpreted criteria when comparing solutions; and composing a complete car from different systems solutions, prioritizing project targets or long-term system targets. Consequences of these intrinsic conflicts, omnipresent in the process, are characterized and discussed. The authors suggest a number of means to address these intrinsic conflicts, such as enhancing actors' awareness of psychological biases. The authors also suggest to have clear and well-communicated visions regarding both product and development process, in order to guide individuals' daily judgments and trade-offs that have to be made.

  • 49.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Konceptbeslut i produktutveckling: varför är det så svårt och vad kan man göra åt det?2011In: Management of Innovation and Technology, ISSN 1102-5581, no 4, p. 5-6Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    I utvecklingen av komplexa produkter, bestående av flera olika system och teknologier, är det många beslut som ska falla på plats samtidigt för att man ska kunna gå vidare i utvecklingen. I sin forskning har Ingrid Kihlander undersökt de problem som uppstår under konceptbeslutsprocessen och hur de skulle kunna hanteras mer framgångsrikt än vad som är fallet idag.

  • 50.
    Kihlander, Ingrid
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Integrated Product Development.
    Concept decision making from a Think Tank perspective2011Conference paper (Refereed)
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