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Thomas Ejdemo
Thomas Ejdemo

Thomas Ejdemo

Luleå University of Technology
Business Administration and Industrial Engineering
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
+46 (0)920 493159
A3552 Luleå

Academic Background

  • PhD in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Luleå University of Technology (2021).
  • M.Sc. program in Economics, Luleå University of Technology.


Thomas's research focuses on the relationships between innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional economic development. Specific research interests include:

  • ​Economics of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Evolutionary economic geography
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • High-growth firms

His research on entrepreneurship and innovation has appeared in the prestigious journal Research Policy, among other outlets. He was formerly a project researcher at the Economics Unit at LTU where much of his work focused on energy issues and on natural resource based industries. His past research has appeared in peer-reviewed international journals as well as in numerous reports to different stakeholders including government agencies and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Together with colleagues, Thomas also regularly engages in work commissioned by regional authorities in Norrbotten County, within the regional renewal-project. The project aims to inform regional development work in Norrbotten through applied research on policy-relevant issues.


Thomas teaches on courses in quantitative methods and entrepreneurship: 

  • ​Data and analysis for business administration
  • Research methodology
  • New venture creation and business planning


Thomas has experience from interdisciplinary research projects, international collaborations, and cooperation and interaction with public agencies at the national, regional and local levels. He is a member of the board of NyföretagarCentrum Nord, an organization that provides advice and training to start-up entrepreneurs.



Chapter in book

Does Unemployment Contribute to Self-employment and Productivity in Regions? A Causal Examination Adopting a Cross-Lagged Design (2021)

Örtqvist. D, Ejdemo. T
Part of: The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship
Article in journal

Exploring a leading and lagging regions dichotomy (2021)

does entrepreneurship and diversity explain it?
Ejdemo. T, Örtqvist. D
Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 10
Conference paper

Related variety, regional innovation, and knowledge spillover entrepreneurship (2019)

Empirical evidence from Sweden
Ejdemo. T, Örtqvist. D
Paper presented at : 22nd Uddevalla Symposium, L'Aquila, Italy, June 27-29, 2019