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




Handbok för examensarbeten (2018)

Thorgren. S, Frishammar. J

Passion (2018)

Thorgren. S, Cardon. M, Murnieks. C, Griffin. R
Article in journal

Passionate Leaders in Social Entrepreneurship (2018)

Exploring an African Context
Thorgren. S, Omorede. A
Business & society, ISSN: 0007-6503, Vol. 57, nr. 3, s. 481-524
Article in journal

Self-directed career management and mobility (2018)

the risk of lock-in effects from person–job fit
Sirén. C, Thorgren. S, Järlström. M
International Journal of Human Resource Management, ISSN: 0958-5192
Article in journal

The Telephone Game, or Clear as Crystal? How to Effectively Craft Responses to Reviewer Comments (2018)

Frishammar. J, Thorgren. S
Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN: 0963-1690, Vol. 27, nr. 3, s. 239-243
Article in journal

Toward Cross-Border Engineering Management (2017)

Development and Test of a Practice for Idea Generation in Customer–Supplier DFM Teams
Vesalainen. J, Thorgren. S, Rossi. T
Engineering Management Journal, ISSN: 1042-9247, Vol. 29, nr. 4, s. 278-286