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

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
Article in journal

Knowledge processing and ecosystem co-creation for process innovation (2019)

Managing joint knowledge processing in process innovation projects
Sjödin. D
The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Vol. 15, nr. 1, s. 135-162