Professor at Department of Business Studies
Affiliated Professor at Department of Economic History, Uppsala Centre for Business History
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751 20 Uppsala
My present research involves, among other things, strategic temporal work and the relationship between the future and the present, development of organizational knowledge and capabilities, intellectual property rights and markets for technology, digitalization and changing organizational routines, temporary and distributed organizational forms in innovation, and multinational management during change. Currently I serve as a co-editor of the scientific journal Industrial and Corporate Change.
Academic merits: PhD, Docent
Since 1 September, 2015, I am Professor and Chair of Business Studies at Uppsala University. Previously I was Professor in Business Administration at Linköping University, where I also completed my undergraduate and post-graduate education (Ph.D., 2000). At Linköping University I held the position as research director at the division of Business Administration (2011-2015). Together with Professor Christian Berggren, I was also co-director of the KITE Research Group, 2007-2015, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. The KITE group researched knowledge integration and innovation in transational enterprise and upon completion in 2015, the program had generated more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 10 books. I have also been a founding member of four other research groups: DRIM (Developing Research and Innovation in Multinationals: The case of Sweden and Brazil, with Professor Roberto Sbragia, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil); EPOK (Enterprising by Projects and Organizational Knowledge, with Professor Lars Lindkvist, Linköping University and Professor Jonas Söderlund, BI Norwegian Business School); MEKA (Managing External Knowledge Acquisition, with Associate Professor Nicolette Lakemond, Linköping University); Patent History Research Group (with Professor Mats Larsson, Uppsala University).
During my years as an academic researcher I have been very fortunate to be able to work as a visiting scholar/fellow at the following institutions (in chronological order): IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Vienna, Austria, SCANCOR (Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research), Stanford University, USA; SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research), University of Sussex, UK; Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
I am currently involved in four major research projects:
DIGITALIZATION AND INNOVATION
Extended title: “Digitalization and Innovation” (Funded by the Management and IT Research School)
Collaborators: Yunchen Sun (Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University)
Summary: Aims to show how digital technologies such as Model Based Systems Engineering influences organization of engineering work in management of innovation and manufacturing in Complex Product and Systems industries.
SWEDISH PATENT HISTORY AND MARKETS FOR TECHNOLOGY
Extended title: “The Swedish Patent Database, 1746-1975” (Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond), "Nordic Innovation Networks in the Long Run: Technology transfer and collaboration through the lens of patent data, 1880-2018 (Funded by The Peter Wallenberg Foundation)
Collaborators: David Andersson (Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University), Matti La Mela (Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University), Professor Jari Eloranta (Department of Economic History, Helsinki University)
Summary: Aims to describe patenting behavior and the emergence of a market for technology through a new dataset covering historical Swedish and Finnish patents.
FIRMS STRATEGIC USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Extended title: ”Buy, Sell or Keep? How do Swedish companies use their Intellectual Property Rights?” (Funded by Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse) and “ David and Goliath: The challenges with enforcing patents for small firms and entrepreneurs” (Funded by VINNOVA)
Collaborators: Marcus Holgersson (Chalmers University of Technology (Principal Investigator), David Andersson (Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University)
Summary: Aims to analyze the strategic use of IP by big and small firms through the study of domestic and international court cases.
MEGAPROJECTS: A PROCESS PERSPECTIVE
Extended title: “The dynamics of organizing megaprojects” (Funded by Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse).
Collaborators: Siavash Alimadadi (Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex), Andrew Davies (Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex)
Summary: Aims to study processes and tensions in the planning of megaprojects.
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