Bo Göransson

affiliated with the university, Associate professor, Associate professor, Ph D, Master of Arts

Associate professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics and Business
  • Business Administration


  • Research Policy , ICT, Social Inoovation, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies


I am a member of the Research Policy Group at Lund University School of Economics and Management, where I carry out interdisciplinary research on the governance and management of private and public research and innovation undertakings. My research focuses on the role of science, technology and innovation in development and economic growth. This includes issues related to technology transfer, capacity building and impact of new technologies, particularly in the area of information and communication technologies. In a related line of research, I study the role of universities in innovation systems and development as coordinator of the Network on the Evolving Role of Academic Institutions in Innovation Systems and Development (UniDev), which involves national research teams in 12 countries. The project analyses the changing demands for knowledge production in academic institutions, brought on by the rise of the knowledge-based society, and the need to define the role of the university in developed, semi-developed or embryonic national innovation systems.


Teaching philosophy

My teaching includes experiences from several countries and cultures, such as Vietnam, China, Tanzania, Cuba, Uruguay, Panama and Sweden. Recent courses include:

  • Strategic Organizing (at Lund University). Seminar leader for case-based training in advanced problem solving
  • Master in Management. Supervision of thesis writing
  • Master’s Program on Science and Technology Management at the Vietnamese National University in Hanoi. Course developer, director and Lund University Coordinator

Recent research outputs

Bo Göransson, Letizia Donati & Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson, 2021 Dec, In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 173, 121186.

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

Parfait Yongabo & Bo Göransson, 2020 Nov 16, In: Innovation and Development. p. 1-22 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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