Professor Göran Roos

Portrait photograph of Goran RoosGöran started his career as an engineer and later earning an MBA and PhD while working as a management consultant worldwide. He spent over a decade as a professor and advisor across academia including appointments at Warwick Business School, Norwegian School of Management, University of Technology Sydney, Swinburn University, University of South Australia, Flinders University (where he also served on the Council) and Nanyang Technological University. His research interests have centred on strategy, innovation management, industry policy and intellectual capital management. Appointed Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), his extensive works have contributed to progressing theory and practice across these policy and business domains. He is one of the founders of the modern field of intellectual capital science, and serves on advisory boards for governments in South Australia and Norway whilst assisting leaders globally with digital and green transformations.

Göran has authored over 300 papers, chapters and books, many of which have won awards, which widely influence policy and education. Today he remains actively focused on intellectual capital-based business strategy development, strategies in response to digital and green technology development and smart policies enabling sustainable economic progress. His standing is illustrated by the appointment as thinker in residence for South Australia and recognition as one of the most impactful thinkers by a Spanish business journal. He currently holds visiting professorships in UK (Cranfield School of Management), Norway (Kristiania University College) and Australia (University of Adelaide) while advising industry and government on how to respond to emerging global trends through policy reform, investment programs, advanced skills building and capturing the promise of technological change for social benefit.