Department of Economics and Business Economics

Kristina Risom Jespersen

PhD, Associate Professor

Kristina Risom Jespersen


Associate Professor
PhD, Aarhus University, 2005

Business Ambassador
Department of Economics and Business Economics

Member of Section: Econometrics and Business Analytics
Research Secretary: Solveig Nygaard Sørensen

Teaching Interests

  • Innovation Management, Performance, and Economics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Digital Business Model Development

Research Interests

  • Knowledge production competences
  • Open innovation
  • Digital innovation strategies
  • Human resources and competences for innovative performance
  • Design decisions for innovaiton systems

Selected Publications

  • Jespersen K. R. (2018). Crowdsourcing design decisions for optimal integration into the company innovation system.Decision Support Systems. Vol. 115 (November), pp. 52-63. DOI:
  • Jespersen K. R., Rigamonti D, Jensen, M.B., and Bysted R. (2018). Analysis of SMEs partner proximity preferences for process innovation. Small Business Economics Journal. Vol. 51(4), pp. 879-904. DOI:
  • Bysted, R. & Jespersen, K. R.(2014). Exploring Managerial Mechanisms that Influence innovative Work Behavior: Comparing Private and Public Employees. Public  Management Review. Vol. 15 (June), pp. 1-25.

  • K.R. Jespersen, (2012), Stage-to-stage Information Dependency in the NPD process: Effective Learning or a Potential Entrapment of NPD gates? Journal of Product Innovation Management. Vol. 29(2), pp. 257-274.

  • K.R. Jespersen, (2010), User-involvement and open innovation: The case of decision-maker openness. International Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 10, No. 3 (June), pp. 471-489. Winning the Knut Holt Award for Best Paper 2009 at the ISPIM Innovation Symposium.

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