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Sara Thorgren
Sara Thorgren

Sara Thorgren

Luleå University of Technology
Business Administration and Industrial Engineering
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
+46 (0)920 492342
A3207 Luleå

Sara Thorgren is professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Luleå University of Technology.


  • Professor in Entrepreneurship and innovation (2016--)
  • Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and innovation 
  • PhD in Entrepreneurship
  • MSc in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration 
  • MA with a major in English


Her research interest specifically relates to the role emotions and cognitions, individually and in interaction with others, have for entrepreneurial behaviors, decisions and processes, one’s well-being and organizational performance. Her research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Business VenturingBritish Journal of Management, Journal of International Management, Long Range Planning and Business & Society.


Sara teaches the following courses:

Innovation management

Business management and organisation

MSc Engineering thesis in thesis in industrial engineering and management, innovation and strategic business development


In the media



Article in journal

Rising from failure, staying down, or more of the same? (2020)

An inductive study of entrepreneurial reentry
Williams. T, Thorgren. S, Lindh. I
Academy of Management Discoveries
Article in journal

Staying alive during an unfolding crisis (2020)

How SMEs ward off impending disaster
Thorgren. S, Williams. T
Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 14

Handbok för examensarbeten (2019)

Thorgren. S, Frishammar. J
Article in journal

How Individuals Engage in the Absorption of New External Knowledge (2019)

A Process Model of Absorptive Capacity
Sjödin. D, Frishammar. J, Thorgren. S
The Journal of product innovation management, Vol. 36, nr. 3, s. 356-380
Chapter in book

The Outcomes of Passion in Entrepreneurship (2019)

Stroe. S, Thorgren. S, Wincent. J
Part of: Passion for work
Article in journal

The Role of Psychological Safety in Implementing Agile Methods across Cultures (2019)

Thorgren. S, Caiman. E
Research technology management, Vol. 62, nr. 2, s. 31-39