Siri Boe-Lillegraven

Title: PhD Candidate, MBA
Home institution: Aarhus university, Aarhus BSS, Department of Management

Bartholins allé 10, 8200 Aarhus, DK

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SDC Research field: Innovation Management
SDC research project(s): The role of individuals for change of organizational routines. Investigations of cognition in context.

This PhD project is associated with the larger SDC project on employee participation in innovation.

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


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

Peter Kestings, AU

SDC Teaching involvement: I have completed my teaching responsibilities at Aarhus university.
Overall research interests: Overall, I am interested in individuals and how their cognitions – their way of obtaining and processing information – shape and become shaped by organisational phenomena such as innovation and change.

The PhD research is particularly concerned with exploring the role of individuals for achieving change of organizational routines. This question is critical to answer in order to bridge macro and micro level theory on how to manage and implement change in organisations, and ultimately to improve our understanding of how to foster innovation when individual agency is taken into account. The project studies routine change in China by use of a longitudinal multi-method research design. It also contributes conceptually by exploring a case of technology foresight in large MNC.

Publications: Boe-Lillegraven, S., Monterde, S., Exploring the cognitive value of technology foresight: The case of theCisco Technology Radar, Technol. Forecast. Soc. Change (2014),

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Non-academic research partners: Arla Foods amba Mengniu Dairy Group Co. Ltd

Cisco systems, Inc

Scheduled activities 2016: Visit to Beijing early December 2015 Plans for 2016 are TBD