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Alexandra Waluszewski

professor at Department of Economic History, Science and Technology Studies Center

Email:
Alexandra.Waluszewski[AT-sign]sts.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 5601
Mobile phone:
+46 70 4250633
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

professor at Department of Economic History

Email:
Alexandra.Waluszewski[AT-sign]sts.uu.se
Mobile phone:
+46 70 4250633
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

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My courses

Biography

Research interests

Two main areas: 1. Use of knowledge and technology in business. How is knowledge and technology developed and utilised in a business landscape which increasingly is characterised by interdependencies that stretches across companies, regions and nations? What role does investments in place; in human as well as physical resources, related over time and space, play in companies' endeavours to utilise knowledge and technology in order to reach efficiency and innovativeness? This research is carried out in interaction with colleges related to an informal, international research network, the IMP Group. (www.impgroup.org )

2. Innovation policy. How is the utilisation of knowledge in the business landscape understood in contemporary innovation policy? What underlying assumptions; about non-business knowledge development as well as about the utilisation of knowledge in business, can be traced behind this? This research is carried out in interaction with colleges related to Uppsala Universities' Centre for Science and Technology Studies. (www.sts.uu.se)

Recent research projects

National innovation policy versus trans-national business networks
The starting point of the project is the 'gap' that can be identified between governmental expectations on national effects of innovation policy and empirical based research findings on interdependencies among companies embedded into transnational business networks. The project relies on a theoretical approach developed for analysis of efficiency and innovations as truly inter-organisational processes. The empirical data is collected through an EU-commission financed project involving innovation agencies from 10 EU member states.

Life Science and Biotech Business
The aim of the project is investigate the development pattern behind the emergence of companies engaged in the life science area; in Sweden, UK, China and Taiwan. A number of related studies have been carried out, with the different logics among science and business as common denominator. (See www.sts.uu.se for a more detailed description of each study.)

Innovation in the Construction Industry
The construction industry is known for its low degree of innovation and this is also the reason why political forces are questioning the contemporary way of its dealing with renewal of technological and organisational resources. A research project named "Driving Forces and Hinders for Innovation in the Construction Industry” is approaching this issue by investigating how 'innovation' is understood, captured and measured.  The project carried out is a co-operation among Uppsala STS and Norwegian School of Management. 

Selected publications

Books and book chapters
Håkansson, H., Ford, D., Gadde, L-G, Snehota, I., Waluszewski, A., 2009. "Business in Networks". Wiley, Chichester.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., Prenkert, F., Baraldi, E., (eds) 2008."Use of Science and Technology in Business. Exploring the Impact of Using Activity for Systems, Organizations and People. Emerald, Bingley.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., (eds) 2008. "Use of science and technology in business". In Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., Prenkert, F., Baraldi, E., (eds) 2008."Use of Science and Technology in Business. Exploring the Impact of Using Activity for Systems, Organizations and People. Emerald, Bingley

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., 2008. "Den fullkomliga marknadens ofullkomlighet." In Mattson, L-G, ed. "Marknadsorientering. Myter och möjligheter", pp. 18-31.Liber, Malmö.

Waluszewski, A. 2007. "I skuggan av ett mått". In "Reclaim The Science. Om vetenskapens avakademisering". Rider, S., Jörnesten, A., (red). Gidlunds, Stockholm.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A, (eds) 2007. "Knowledge and Innovation in Business and Industry. The importance of using others." Routledge, London, New York.

Waluszewski, A., Håkansson, H., 2007. "Economic use of Knowledge." In "Knowledge and Innovation in Business and Industry. The importance of using others." Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A, (eds), pp. 1-27. Routledge, London, New York.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A. "Interaction: the only mean to create use". In "Knowledge and Innovation in Business and Industry. The importance of using others." Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A, (eds), pp. 147-167. Routledge, London, New York.

Baraldi, E., Waluszewski, A., 2007. "Conscious use of others' interface knowledge or How IKEA can keep the price of the Lack table constant over decades." In "Knowledge and Innovation in Business and Industry. The importance of using others." Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., (eds.) Routledge, London, New York.

Johanson, M., Waluszewski, A., 2007. "Handling resource interfaces in a planned economy or How Tipografiya solves interactive issues without direct interaction." In "Knowledge and Innovation in Business and Industry. The importance of using others."  HåkanssonH., Waluszewski, A., (eds.) Routledge.

Ståhl, B., Waluszewski, A., 2007. "Use of knowledge in the model world – lessons to learn from economic literature." In "Knowledge and Innovation in Business and Industry, The importance of using others." Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., (eds.) Routledge, London, New York.

Håkansson, H., Tunisini, A, Waluszewski, A., 2006. "Place as a Resource in Business Networks". In "Taking Place: The Spatial Contexts of Science, Technology and Business", Baraldi, E., Fors, H., & Houltz, A., eds. Science HistoryPublications: Sagamore Beach, MA.

Waluszewski, A., 2004. "What's behind the different interpretations
of a growing "biotech valley"? Or: How social science is coloured by its research tools." Paper presented at the Nobel Symposium, 123. In Grandin, Wormbs, Widmalm eds, "Science and Industry Nexus, History, Policy, Implications". Science and History Publications/USA.

Håkansson, H,  Harrison, D., Waluszewski, A., eds., 2004. "Rethinking Marketing. Developing a New Understanding of Markets." Chichester: John Wiley & Sons

Håkansson, H., Hejnesand, I.J., Waluszewski, A., 2004. "Rethinking marketing." In "Rethinking Marketing. Developing a New Understanding of Markets", pp. 1-13. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Håkansson, H,. Harrison, D., Waluszewski, A., eds.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., 2004 Reinterpreting the four Ps. In "Rethinking Marketing – Developing a New Understanding of Markets." pp. 249-263. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Håkansson, H,. Harrison, D., Waluszewski, A., eds.

Waluszewski, A., Håkansson, H., 2004. "Das Plagiat: kopian som fick originalet att anpassa sig." In Widmalm, ed, "Artefakter: Industrin, vetenskapen och de tekniska nätverken". Gidlunds, Hedemora.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., 2004. "Arterfakters ekonomiska konsekvenser." In Widmalm, ed, "Artefakter: Industrin, vetenskapen och de tekniska nätverken". Gidlunds, Hedemora.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., 2002. "Managing Technological Development. IKEA, the environment and technology". Routledge, London, New York.

Waluszewski, A., 2002 "Life Science/Biotech Uppsala – ett resultat av konkurrens eller samarbete? En liten bok om tillväxt."  ITPS, Vinnova, Nutek, 2002.

Håkansson, H. & Waluszewski, A., 1999. "The Greatness of Being Small in Business Networks". In Oakey, R., and During, W., Mukthar, S. New Technology-Based Firms in the 1990s. Vol. 6. Amsterdam, Pergamon.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., 1997 "Recycled Fibre Turning Green." In Gemünden, H.G., (1997). Relationships and Networks in Industrial Markets. Elsevier. London.

Waluszewski, A., 1995. The Glulam Case. In Håkansson H., Snehota, I., eds. Developing Relationships in Business Networks. Routledge, London.

Waluszewski, A., 1993. Vedfiber eller returpapper? Förändringar inom
ett fibernätverk
.(Primary or secondary fibre - changes in a fibre network.  IVA, The Royal Swedish Academy of of Engineering Sciences. Stockholm

Håkansson, H., Lage-Hellman, J., Lundgren, A. Waluszewski, A., 1993.
Teknikutveckling i företaget. Ett nätverksperspektiv. (Technical development  - a network perspective) Studentlitteratur, Lund.

Laage-Hellman, J., Waluszewski, A., 1992. A Pilot-Study of the Powder Technology R&D Network in Sweden - The Industrial Perspective NUTEK, The Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technological Development. Stockholm.

Waluszewski, A., 1990. Framväxten av en ny massateknik - en utvecklingshistoria. (The development of a new mechanical pulping technique)(dissertation). Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studiae Oeconomia Negotiorum, 31. Almqvist &Wiksell, Uppsala

Articles in international scientific journals with referee practice
Waluszewski, A., 2009. When Science Shall Mean Business. From multifaceted to limited use of science? Special Issue on Science, Technology, Business, The IMP Journal, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 3-19.

Waluszewski, A, Baraldi, E., Linne, Å., Shih, T., 2009. "Resource interfaces telling other stories about the commercial use of new technology: The embedding of biotech solutions in US, China and Taiwan." Forthcoming, Special Issue on Science, Technology, Business, The IMP Journal, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 86-123.

Ingemansson, M., Waluszewski, A., 2009. "The Relative Benefits of an Innovation: Its Appearance in the Academic, Venture Capital and User Setting". Special Issue on Science, Technology, Business, The IMP Journal, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 20-56.

Wagrell, S., Waluszewski, A., 2009. The problem of using (medical) innovations. Special Issue on Science, Technology, Business, The IMP Journal, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 57-85.

Waluszewski, A., Hadjikhani, A., Baraldi, E., 2009.An Interactive Perspective on Business in Practice and Business in Theory. Industrial Marketing Management.

Harrison, D., Waluszewski, A., 2008. "The Development of a User Network as a Way to Re-launch an Unwanted Product." Research Policy, Vol. 37, No 1.

Waluszewski, A., Johanson, M., 2008. "When resource interfaces are neglected.
How are interactive issues dealt with in systems that assume away the need for direct interaction?" The IMP Journal, vol. 2 , issue 1, pp. 13-30.

Waluszewski, A., 2006. "Hoping for Network Effects or Fearing Network Effects?" The IMP Journal, vol 1, issue 1, pp.71-84.

Waluszewski, A, 2005." Is it possible to Create a Prospering Biotech "Valley"? And what's the recipe: instant industrialization or seven decades of interaction concerning how to create use of resources." The Journal of Science Policy and Research Management. Vol. 20, No 1./2005

Baraldi, E., & Waluszewski, A., 2005, "Information Technology at IKEA: an "Open Sesame" Solution or just Another Type of Facility?" Journal of Business Research, Vol. 58, Issue 9, pp. 1251-1260.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A, 2005. "Developing a New Understanding of Markets: Reinterpreting the Four Ps." Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing

Waluszewski, A., 2004. "A Competing or Co-operating Cluster or Seven Decades of Combinatory Resources?  What's Behind a Prospering Biotech Valley?" Scandinavian Journal of Management.

Håkansson, H. ,Waluszewski, A., 2002. "Path-dependence: restricting or facilitating technical development?" Journal of Business Research, 55, 561-570.

Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., 2002. "Co-evolution in Technological Development – The Role of Friction." Sinergie, No 58, May-August, pp. 171-191.

Essays, debate
Waluszewski, A., 2009. "I kristider är vi bara svenskar". Axess, nr 3 2009, sid 26-27.

Waluszewski, A., 2009. "Bäste herr Keynes." I "Keynes och konjunkturpolitiken: Död, återuppstånden eller still going strong?" Ohlininstitet.

Waluszewski, A., 2008. "Högskolan är inget varumärke." Gävle Dagblad, 2 december 2008.

Waluszewski, A., Hasselberg, Y., Rider, S., 2008. "Kvacksalveri att i förväg peka ut nyttig forskning." Svenska Dagbladet, 30 november, 2008.

Waluszewski, A., Hasselberg, Y., Rider, S., 2008. "Vetenskapens guld till salu". Svenska Dagbladet, Brännpunkt, 11 november, 2008.

Waluszewski, A., 2008. "Science Limited". Research Europe, October 10, 2008.

Waluszewski, A., 2008. "Donationer – för ökad mångfald eller enfald?" Vetenskapsrådets nättidning Tentakel, april 2008

Waluszewski, A., 2007. "Ranking kan skada forskningen." Axess Magazine, No 7, October 2007.

Waluszewski, A., 2007. "Fusk eller inte. Om relationen mellan forskningens innehåll och forskningens kontext." Axess Magazine, No 5, June 2007.

Waluszewski, A., 2006. "Kort tid från sådd till skörd. Forskningens nytta: Nya önskemål o mom direct avkastning sätter gamla forskningsideal under press" Axess Magazine., No 6, pp. 18-24. /"Short time growth. The benefits of research: New aspirations for direct yields put old research ideals under pressure." Axess English version, www.axess.se Reprinted in "From Embracing Globalisation to the Limits of Tolerance. Themes from Axess Magazine 2006. Nörhaven Paperback, Viborg, Denmark.

Waluszewski, A., 2006. "Den oekonomiska forskningsrapportern och de ekonomiska företagen." Svensk Papperstidning, No 6, 2006.

Waluszewski, A., 2006. "Science and Society – some hyped and some neglected issues." Uppsala Newsletter, History of Science, Uppsala University. No 36.

Waluszewski, A., 2005. "Medan de talade om klustret flyttade de stora spelarna ur landet." Kemivärlden Biotech, No 3 2005

Waluszewski, A., 2004. "How to Get a Biotech Cluster Out of Beet Sugar Juice." American Biotechnology Laboratory. September 2004, Vol, 22, No 10 pp 6-8.

Waluszewski, A., 2004. "Nätverksamhället. En "Sesam öppna dig" för skapande av dynamik eller en väg mot förflyktigande och stagnation?" Axess Magazine, No 2 2004.

Waluszewski, A., 2003. "Ur Pharmacias aska reste sig ingen Fågel Fenix". (From the ashes of Pharmacia no Phoenix rose) Axess, No 3, pp. 25-28. Reprinted in Från svart ekonomi till sanningens återkomst. Tema ur Axess Magazine 2003. Nörhaven Paperback, Viborg, Denmark.

Waluszewski, A., 2004. "Orimliga förväntningar på industrin." Kemivärlden Biotech, No 2, p. 21.

Waluszewski, A., 2003. "Släpp fram de oglamorösa entreprenörerna." Entré, Forskning om entreprenörskap och småföretag. No 3-4, p.3.

Waluszewski, A., 2003. "Kluster ingen patentlösning." Kemivärlden Biotech. No 7-8, p. 21

Waluszewski, A., 2002. "Bioteknik nygammal branch.". Biotech Sweden. No 2, p.2.

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Education
Professor, Business Studies/Science, Technology, Society, 2008

Associate Professor in Industrial Marketing at Uppsala University in 1997

Phd in Business Studies, University of Uppsala 1989

B.S. Department of Business Studies, University of Uppsala, 1983

Academic Positions, Appointments and Networks
2010 Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

2010 Research Director, Science & Technology Studies Centre, Uppsala University

2009- Engaged by the EU commission financed GLOVAL project for perspectives on "national policies versus trans-national business networks"

2008- Member of the Domain Board, Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala University

2004-2010 Director, Science & Technology Studies Centre, Uppsala University

2007- Member of the History of Technology Advisory Board at The National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska Museet), Stockholm

2006- Member of the IMP Group Conference Organizing Board

2005- Member of the IMP Journal Editorial Review Board

2004 Engaged for planning and performance of Economic Theatre at Uppsala Stadsteater, November, December 2004, February, 2005

2003 Invited researcher at Scancore, Stanford University, October-November, 2003, April 2004.

2002-2007 Coordinator, the VTI-project (Vetenskaplig forskning, Teknisk förändring, Industriell förnyelse / Science, Technological Change, Industrial Renewal), financed by The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund.

1990 Rewarded with Civilekonomerna research prize

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