David Sjödin
David Sjödin

David Sjödin

Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Business Administration and Industrial Engineering
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
+46 (0)920 491819
A3209 Luleå


  • Docent in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Luleå University of Technology 2017 (Focus on servitization of manufacturing and advanced service business models)

  • PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Luleå University of Technology in 2013 (Focus on collaborative development of production process innovations)

  • Lic.Eng. in Industrial Organization, Luleå University of Technology in 2011 (Focus on open innovation in process industries)

  • M.Sc in Industrial and Management Engineering, Luleå University of Technology in 2009 (Focus on strategic business development and innovation)


Research interests include Among others:

  • Servitization and advanced service innovation

  • Business Model Innovation

  • Digitalization of Industrial Ecosystems

  • Process innovation and Smart Factories

  • Open innovation and managing collaborative innovation projects

The research work involves close collaboration with large firms, such as Volvo Construction Equipment, LKAB, Scania, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB, Metso and Epiroc as well as many SMEs.

The results of his work have been published in over 20 leading international peer-reviewed journals such As The California Management Review, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, Long Range Planning, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Engineering Technology Management and Journal of Product Innovation Management (for full list see below).

Regularly consults large and small companies, policymakers as well as industrial network organizations on issues related to his research.


Involved in teaching courses and supervising theses at the bachelor, master and PhD level. His teaching interests include; Strategic Business Development, Technology and innovation management, scientific methods and advanced project management. Has been active in executive education on topics like innovation and development processes.

He is also supervisor to several PhD students.

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Article in journal

An agile co-creation process for digital servitization (2020)

A micro-service innovation approach
Sjödin. D, Parida. V, Kohtamäki. M, Wincent. J
Journal of Business Research, Vol. 112, s. 478-491
Article in journal

Strategic agility in innovation (2020)

Unpacking the interaction between entrepreneurial orientation and absorptive capacity by using practice theory
Kohtamäki. M, Heimonen. J, Sjödin. D, Heikkilä. V
Journal of Business Research, Vol. 118, s. 12-25
Article in journal

Transforming provider-customer relationships in digital servitization (2020)

A relational view on digitalization
Kamalaldin. A, Linde. L, Sjödin. D, Parida. V
Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 89, s. 306-325
Article in journal

Value Creation and Value Capture Alignment in Business Model Innovation (2020)

A Process View on Outcome‐Based Business Models
Sjödin. D, Parida. V, Jovanovic. M, Visnjic. I
The Journal of product innovation management, Vol. 37, nr. 2, s. 158-183
Conference paper

A Relational View on Digital Servitization (2019)

Empirical Insights from Provider-Customer Relationships
Kamalaldin. A, Sundén. L, Sjödin. D, Parida. V
Part of: Proceedings of the Spring Servitization Conference, Delivering Services Growth in the Digital Era, 2019