Dr Langendahl’s research interests are in the management of Innovation for sustainability. Much of his work is founded upon the view that innovation is a complex socio-technical process. His working assumption is that while in many instances there is not a capacity to control innovation there is nonetheless a capacity to act and shape it to achieve desirable outcomes such as sustainability and competitive advantage. He has explored the management of innovation for sustainability in multiple contexts including firms, sectors and geographical locations such as innovation parks.
Dr Langendahl’s research is thoroughly inter disciplinary and as such he draws on literatures from multiple related fields, such as innovation studies, transition studies, science and technology studies and human geography to gain in depth, useful and compelling insights on innovation. He has experience of using a wide range of qualitative social science methods, including longitudinal case study, work place ethnography, policy analysis, semi structured interviews.
Dr Langendahl has a proven track record of contributing to academic knowledge as evidenced by his strong publication record. He has also worked closely with industrial collaborators and generated contextually relevant insights for a number firms including The William Jackson Food Group, Western Power Distribution, CGI.
Course director responsible for master and bachelor level courses in Marketing and Innovation Management for sustainability
Current lines of enquiry pursed by Dr Langandahl include:
· Transitions in the electricity sector, most notable the development of smart grids
· Firm focused initiatives to attain a more Circular Bio-Economy
· Food industry innovation Parks – innovation and clustering
Rural Entrepreneurship Group, Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Visiting Research Fellow, Smart Research Group, Department of Engineering and Innovation, the Open University
Green Innovation Park, Uppsala
- PhD in Innovation Management for Sustainability, the Open University, UK
- MSc in Environmental Mangement For Business, Cranfield University, UK
- MSc in Business Administration, SLU, Sweden
Supervise MSc and BSc thesis projects in marketing and innovation management
Articles in refereed journals
Langendahl, P-A., Cook, M., Mark-Herbet, C. (2017) Exploring Gamification in Management
Education for Sustainable Development. Creative Education (CE) open source: http://file.scirp.org/Html/5-6303712_80413.htm
Valdez, A. M., Cook, M., Langendahl, P. A., Roby, H. and Potter, S. 2016. Prototyping sustainable mobility practices: user generated data in the smart city. Technology Strategy & Strategic Management, published online, 7 March 2017
Langendahl, P., Cook, M., Potter, S., Roby, H. and Collins T. (2016) Governing Effective and Legitimate Smart Grid Developments, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Energy, vol. 169
Valdez, A., Potter, S., Cook, M., Langendahl, P. (2015) Participatory visions of Smart Transport in Milton Keynes. Proceedings of ICE – engineering Sustainability (in press available online)
Langendahl, P., Cook, M., Potter, S. (2014) Sustainable innovation journeys: exploring the dynamics of firm practices as part of transitions to more sustainable food and farming, Local Environment, 21(1): 105-123
Conference contributions – refereed
Langendahl, P., Cook, M., Mark-Herbert, C. (2017) Exploring agriculture in smart urban development: a realistic food supply or middle class indulgence? To be presented at CFP – 7th Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm 18-21 June 2017
Potter, S., Valdez, A., Langendahl, P., Cook, M. (2015) Governance in niche development for a transition to a new mobility regime, International Sustainable Transitions and Innovation Conference, University of Sussex. (Extended abstract)
Langendahl, P., Cook, M., Potter, S., Valdez, A., Roby, H., Collins, T., Taylor, D. (2015) Exploring the governance of smart grid developments, 15th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, Open University, Milton Keynes (Extended abstract)
Valdez, A., Cook, M., Potter, S., Langendahl, P. (2015) Toward more sustainable mobility practices in the smart city, NESS, Trondheim, Norway
Langendahl, P., Cook, M., Potter, S. (2014) Social Practice Theory on tour: Venturing Beyond Household Aspects of Smart Grids, Proceedings of the Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability (ICT4S) conference, Workshop ‘A social practice perspective of the smart grid, Stockholm, Sweden, 27 August.
Cook, M., Potter, S., Langendahl, P. (2014) Do smart solutions help create sustainable cities? Sustainable Innovation 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cook, M., Langendahl, P., & Potter, S. Exploring the logic of eco-efficient service design, EASST Conference Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012
Langendahl, P., Cook, M. & Potter, S. Exploring the role of environmental discourses in the twists and turns of innovation journeys, EASST Conference Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012
Potter, S. Cook, M. & Langendahl, P. Displacement by default: mission creep in smart grid design, EASST Conference Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012
Langendahl, P., Cook, M. & Potter, S. Towards a New Understanding of Environmental Innovation. Sustainable Innovation 2011, Farnham, United Kingdom, 8th -9th November 2011.
Langendahl, P., Cook, M. & Potter, S. Analysing the Eco-Innovation Process in a UK food Processing Firm, Sustainable Innovation 2010, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 8th -9th November 2010.
Langendahl, P., Potter, S. & Cook, M. Exploring the Eco-Innovation Journey in a Firm from the UK Food Processing Context EASST Conference Trento, Italy 1st – 4th September, 2010
Langendahl, P., Mark-Herbert, C., Cook, M. (2016) Gamification in Higher
Education: Toward a pedagogy to engage and motivate students, SLU, Uppsala,
Cook, M., Langendahl, P., Roby, H., Collins, T., Potter, S. (2015) Final Report
Reappraisal of Stakeholder Engagement in Project FALCON, Open University,
Langendahl, P., Cook, M., Roby, H., Collins, T., Potter, S. (2015) Stakeholder
Engagement in Project FALCON: Method and Key Findings
Cook, M., Langendahl, P., Roby, H., Collins, T., Potter, S. (2014) Reappraisal of
Stakeholder Engagement in Project FALCON, Open University, UK