Per Erik Eriksson was born 1973 in Södertälje, Sweden. He was awarded a M.Sc. in business administration and a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2001, and a Ph.D. in industrial management in 2007. Professor in industrial management, with specialty in construction management, at Luleå University of Technology in 2014. Per Erik lives in Stockholm but work full time at the entrepreneurship and innovation research group and the construction management research group at Luleå University of Technology. He is interested in outdoors activities, especially cross-country skiing.
My research focuses on procurement, governance and management of investment projects, mainly in the construction industry, and innovation and learning in project-based organisations. Current and ongoing projects focus on collaborative procurement of construction projects, management and organisation of large construction projects, short-term efficiency and long-term innovation in project-based organisations, and procurement of railway maintenance. I have been and I am currently acting as project manager for multiple research projects, financed by Formas, SBUF, Handelsbankens forskningsstiftelser, Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse, the Swedish Competition Authority, Vinnova, and directly from industry by means of collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration, LKAB, NCC, Scania, etc. I have articles authored or co-authored in multiple international research journals, including articles in Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Innovation Management, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Project Management, Construction Management and Economics, och Journal of Management in Engineering.
Per Erik is the main supervisor for one PhD student and co-supervisor for another, at the department of structural and construction engineering. He has experience from teaching PhD students in scientific reviewing and Entrepreneurship. He serves as supervisor at the B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels and teaches in the course "Implementing strategic decisions".