Tua Björklund

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== Contact  ==
== Contact  ==
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*Telephone +1 650 862 4161
*Center for Design Research<br>Stanford University<br><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">424 Panama Mall</span><br>Stanford, CA 94305-2232<br>
*Center for Design Research<br>Stanford University<br><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">424 Panama Mall</span><br>Stanford, CA 94305-2232<br>
== About  ==
== About  ==
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Tua studies development expertise and turning ideas into improvements in different contexts of development efforts: product design, entrepreneurship, management, and teaching. She has a DSc degree in work psychology from the Aalto University School of Science, and an MA degree in cognitive science from the University of Helsinki. Tua has been part of the founding team of the Design Factory, and will gladly answer any questions you have about research at ADF.  
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Tua studies turning ideas into improvements in product design, entrepreneurship, management, and teaching. She has worked in the founding team of the [http://designfactory.aalto.fi Design Factory], a multidisciplinary experimentation platform in Aalto University, Finland, for students, teachers, researcher, practitioners and budding entrepreneurs. In the Designing Education Lab, Tua works in a project investigating how different experiences shape engineering students' subsequent willingness and confidence in pursuing innovation and entrepreneurship. Building on the [http://epicenter.stanford.edu/page/engineering-majors-survey Engineering Majors Survey], the current study focuses on the role of initial work experiences. Tua is also conducting a longitudinal study of opportunity construction with entrepreneurs from different backgrounds and ecosystems.  
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In addition to research, Tua is a part of Design Factory efforts to promote developing university teaching. She also teaches an integrated course to promote reflection, setting learning goals and skill communication in the interdisciplinary bachelor-level Aaltonaut product development minor.  
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For the academic year 2016-17, Tua is visiting Stanford University, working in the Center for Design Research and Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research. Due to the time difference, the best way to reach her during this year is via e-mail!
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== Education  ==
== Education  ==
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*Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University<br>
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*MA, Cognitive Science, University of Helsinki, 2008
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*M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2012
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*DSc, Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University, 2015
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*B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2010<br>
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== Publications  ==
== Publications  ==

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Contact

  • tuab@stanford.edu
  • Telephone +1 650 862 4161
  • Center for Design Research
    Stanford University
    424 Panama Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-2232

About

Tua studies turning ideas into improvements in product design, entrepreneurship, management, and teaching. She has worked in the founding team of the Design Factory, a multidisciplinary experimentation platform in Aalto University, Finland, for students, teachers, researcher, practitioners and budding entrepreneurs. In the Designing Education Lab, Tua works in a project investigating how different experiences shape engineering students' subsequent willingness and confidence in pursuing innovation and entrepreneurship. Building on the Engineering Majors Survey, the current study focuses on the role of initial work experiences. Tua is also conducting a longitudinal study of opportunity construction with entrepreneurs from different backgrounds and ecosystems.

Education

  • MA, Cognitive Science, University of Helsinki, 2008
  • DSc, Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University, 2015

Publications

  • Björklund, T.A. & Krueger, N. (accepted for publication). Generating resources through the co-evolvement of entrepreneurs and ecosystems. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 10(4).
  • Rekonen, S.M. & Björklund, T.A. (2016). Perceived managerial functions in the front-end phase of innovation. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(2), 414-432.
  • Rekonen, S.M. & Björklund, T.A. (2016). Adapting to the changing needs of managing innovative projects. European Journal of Innovation Management, 19(1), 111-132.
  • Clavert, M., Björklund, T.A. & Nevgi, A. (2014). Developing as a teacher in the fields of science and technology. Teaching in Higher Education 19(6), 685-696.
  • Björklund, T.A. (2013). Initial mental representations of design problems: differences between experts and novices. Design Studies 34(2), 135-160.
  • Björklund, T.A., Bhatli, D., & Laakso, M. (2013). Understanding idea advancement efforts in innovation through proactive behavior, Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 15(2), 124-142.
  • Björklund, T.A., Nordström, K.M. & Clavert, M. (2013). A Sino-Finnish initiative for experimental teaching practices using the Design Factory pedagogical platform, European Journal of Engineering Education, 38(5), 567-577.
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