Behavioural Operations and Innovation Management

The group has as its core focus behavioural operations and innovation management, and it subscribes to broad notions of these. The group’s research analyses questions pertaining to social sustainability such as Occupational Health and Safety, and the group is deliberately working with extending narrow definitions and incorporating elements of social sustainability.


In its broad form behavioural operations works with the interface and relations between the 'human factor' and operations, OHS etc. The research draws on organizational theory, voice theory, institutional theory and, of course, operations management.


Innovation management is likewise broadly conceived and encompasses mainstream innovation management, innovation systems research, entrepreneurs and innovation, supplier innovation and innovation policy.


Currently, the group is involved in numerous externally funded projects. These include research on lean in hospitals, supplier upgrading and supplier innovations in developing countries and OHS in smaller companies.


The members of the group teach primarily on global management and media management (two specializations within the Master program in Operations and Innovation Management) but are also involved in other programs.


Research Group Coordinator

Research Group Coordinator: Jan Vang

Aalborg University
Department of Materials and Production
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
2450 København SV



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