• Anders HjalmarssonEmail author
  • Gustaf Juell-Skielse
  • Paul Johannesson
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


This chapter provides a background to the book. It introduces the notion of innovation and discusses how it can be managed, in particular through innovation contests. A life-cycle perspective on innovation contests is introduced, which shows how a contest moves through the phases of pre-contest, contest, and post-contest. This perspective is used throughout the book and the activities of the life-cycle are described and analysed in separate chapters, moving from goal setting and stakeholder engagement over operations management to business model design and barrier management.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Hjalmarsson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gustaf Juell-Skielse
    • 2
  • Paul Johannesson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Borås & RISE ViktoriaGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Stockholm University & RISE ViktoriaStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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