Peter Kesting

Title: Associate Professor
Home institution: Aarhus University

Bartholins Alle 10, 8000 Aarhus C

+45 871 64965;

SDC Research field: Innovation Management:Employee-driven innovation; technology transfer
SDC research project(s): Employee Participation in the Generation and Commercialization of Innovations in China and Denmark: The Firm Perspective

In the project we are investigating the role of “ordinary employees” as innovation driver. We found quantitative evidence that different forms of participation indeed can have an impact, depending on the underlying incentive systems. In the future we want to have a closer look at cross-border technology transfer processes.

Project partner(s) in China: Lynda Jiwen SONG, Renmin University (RU)

Zhihua QIN, RU


Project partner(s) in Denmark: John Palm Ulhøi, AU

Siri Nordland Bøe-Lillegraven, AU

SDC Teaching involvement Master thesis supervision
Overall research interests Currently I am interested in three research fields:

–       Disruptive innovation and business model innovation. Here I am specifically interested in the cognitive foundations and impact of innovations on organizations.

–       Employee-driven innovation and cross-border technology transfer with a special focus on China.

–       Negotiation-related topics, currently with a special focus on roles in negotiations.

Publications (2015)        The role of employee participation in generating and commercializing innovations: Insights from Chinese high-tech firms, accepted by the International Journal of Human Resource Management (together with Zhihua Qin, Jiwen Song, Michal Krol).

(2015)        The impact of leadership styles on innovations: A review, accepted by International Journal of Innovation Management (together with John Ulhøi, Jiwen Song, Honyi Niu)

Accepted, but not yet published:

(2012)        A Systematic Review and Reflection on Leadership Research in China in the New Century, Advances in Psychology 3(3): 85-92 (together with Kai Zhang, Yingjie Yuan, Wenhao Luo, Binyu Li).

Non-academic research partners Arla Foods A.m.b.A.
Scheduled activities 2016 Data collection and research network meeting in August.