David Sjödin
David Sjödin

David Sjödin

Biträdande professor
Luleå tekniska universitet
Industriell Ekonomi
Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle
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 se 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 managment and development processes.

He is also supervisor to several PhD students.

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Artikel i tidskrift

Reviewing Literature on Digitalization, Business Model Innovation, and Sustainable Industry (2019)

Past Achievements and Future Promises
Parida. V, Sjödin. D, Reim. W
Sustainability, ISSN: 2071-1050, Vol. 11, nr. 2
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Servitization of global service network actors (2019)

A contingency framework for matching challenges and strategies in service transition
Reim. W, Sjödin. D, Parida. V
Journal of Business Research, ISSN: 0148-2963

European roadmap for industrial process automation (2018)

Lindström. J, Kyösti. P, Delsing. J, Saari. S, Ventä. O, Savolainen. J, et al.

Exploiting digitalization opportunities  through business models (2018)

empirical insights  from leading swedish manufacturing companies
Sundén. L, Parida. V, Sjödin. D
Ingår i: Proceedings of the Spring Servitization Conference, Driving Competitiveness through Servitization, s. 163-172, 2018
Artikel i tidskrift

Exploring the microfoundations of servitization (2018)

How individual actions overcome organizational resistance
Lenka. S, Parida. V, Rönnberg Sjödin. D, Wincent. J
Journal of Business Research, ISSN: 0148-2963, s. 328-336