Liisa Välikangas is Professor of Innovation Management at Helsinki School of Economics. Previously, she was Research Director of the Woodside Institute in California—a professional research organization dedicated to advancing innovative management practice and organizational resilience. She is also Founder and President of Innovation Democracy, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to supporting innovative entrepreneurship in countries of importance to world stability. Her research on innovation, strategy and organizing has been published in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wall Street Journal, among other leading journals, and presented to various executive audiences. She is in the board of SCANCOR, the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research at Stanford University and Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, dedicated to the study of future, freedom of speech and democracy.