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Göran Roos is member of the board of Medfield Diagnostics AB, the Global Centre for Modern Ageing, and the advisory Board of Staccato Technologies AB. He is part-time full professor (Professor II) at Kristiania University College; Visiting Professor in Business Performance and Intangible Asset Management, Centre for Business Performance, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University. Göran is a CSIRO Affiliate as well as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
He has been a member of the Economic Development Board of South Australia, the Prime Ministers Manufacturing Leaders Group, the advisory board for Investment Attraction South Australia and METS Ignited Australia Limited’s Innovation Advisory Council (MIAC). He has been a member of College of Assessors for Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (NZ) as relates to assessment of Smart Ideas and Research Programmes under the 2017 - 2021 Endeavour Fund. He has also been a strategic Advisor to Defence SA and the Defence SA Advisory Board. He has been a member of the board for Seeley International Pty Ltd., both a member of the board and chairman of the board for VTT International in Finland as well as Visiting Professor of Innovation Management and Business Model Innovation at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; chair of the CSIRO Manufacturing Business Unit Advisory Committee; Senior Advisor to Aalto Executive Education Academy in Helsinki; Visiting Professor at Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, Flinders University; Visiting Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai; Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Economics and Management of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University; Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Business, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC), University of Adelaide; Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney Business School; Professor in Strategic Design in the Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School in the UK; the Council for Flinders University; Adjunct Professor at Mawson Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; part-time visiting Intellectual Capital Adjunct at Melbourne Business School, Mt. Eliza Centre for Executive Education and part-time Industrial Professor of Strategy and Internationalisation at the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo. He has also been on the International Advisory Group (IAG) for DesignGov, the Australian Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design; Visiting Research Associate in technology-based business development at the Institute for Policy Science located at the University of Saitama Campus Kita-Urawa, Japan and in Biotechnology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, and in Intellectual Capital at Henley Management College. He has also been a member of Valio’s International Scientific Board and was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting.
Göran is the founder or co-founder of companies in several countries and is presently the Managing Director for ICS Ltd. He has worked as a consultant in more than 50 countries as well as having served in management positions in European and US-based corporations.
Göran is one of the founders of modern intellectual capital science and a recognised world expert in this field as well as a major contributor to the thinking and practice in the areas of strategy and innovation management as well as industrial and innovation policy. He presently works extensively with the transformation to a digital and low environmental footprint world on both corporate and national levels.
Göran is the author and co-author of over three hundred books, book chapters, papers and articles on Intellectual Capital, Innovation Management, Strategy and Industrial Policy many of which have been recognised with awards. He has around 16,000 Google Scholar citations. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Strategic Change Management; the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital; the Journal of Intellectual Capital; and 设计 She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation; Knowledge Management Research & Practice; the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management; and Sustainability.
Göran was named one of the 13 most influential thinkers for the 21st Century by the Spanish business journal “Direccion y Progreso” and was appointed “Manufacturing for the Future” Thinker in Residence by the South Australian Premier for the year 2011 and an appointed member of the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Leaders Group 2012/2013. He was selected for Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Top 10 Speeches 2013: A collection of the most influential and interesting speeches from the CEDA platform in 2013 for the speech: “The future of manufacturing in Australia: Innovation and productivity” at the launch of CEDA’s major research publication for 2013, Australia Adjusting: Optimising national prosperity. He was also appointed the first South Australian Green Economy Catalyst in 2022.
Göran holds a MSc in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden; an MBA in Strategy from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Management Consultancy from Henley Management College in Henley-on-Thames, UK; and a PhD in Business and Management from University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia.


  • –present
    Professor of Business and Strategic Design, Swinburne University of Technology