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Helle Alsted Søndergaard

Associate Professor

Helle Alsted Søndergaard
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Associate professor
PhD, Aarhus School of Business, 2004
MSc in International Business Administration and Modern Language, 1997
MA in European Political Economy, 1994

Helle Alsted Søndergaard is associate professor in innovation management at Department of Business Administration and furthermore connected to MAPP – Centre for research on customer relations in the food sector.

Research areas
Innovation management and new product development
Open and collaborative innovation 
Information processing and learning in new product development 
Market oriented new product development

Current research projects
Open innovation in small- and medium-sized enterprises
The aim of this project is to study the characteristics and competences required in order to successfully manage open innovation and focus explicitly on understanding the conditions and challenges particular to SMEs.

Teaching areas
Innovation management, open innovation, NPD management and marked oriented NPD.

Academic experience
Fall 2009: Visiting scholar at SCANCOR, Stanford University, United States
2007-: Associate professor in innovation management, Department of Business Administration, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
2004-2007: Assistant professor, MAPP, Aarhus School of Business
2003-2004: Researcher, MAPP, Aarhus School of Business
1999-2003: PhD student, MAPP, Aarhus School of Business (including eight months maternity leave)
2000: Visiting scholar for three months at The Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, Norway 
1996-1999: Research assistant, MAPP, Aarhus School of Business (including eight months maternity leave)

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