Luleå University of Technology
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Chaired Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Associate Editor for Journal of Business Research, Member of Swedish ministry’s high-level group on digital transformation of Swedish industry, Scientific Leader for NorrlandsNavet- A Kamprad Family Foundation Center for SMEs Growth and Innovation in Northern Sweden, and Board member for RE:Source Strategic Innovation Program (SIP) Vinnova
Bachelor in Commerce (2000), Delhi University. (Focus on business administration and management), Advance Diploma in Computer Applications (2000), Ministry of Communication & Information Technology. (Focus on management of information technology), Master of Business Administration with specialization in Electronic Commerce (2005), Luleå University of Technology. (Focus on business administration, marketing, management and e-commerce), Technology Licentiate (2008) and PhD in Entrepreneurship (2010), Luleå University of Technology. (Focus on organizational capabilities for competitiveness in high-tech industry)
He has been on short research visit and stay at Stanford University (2008; 2009), National University of Singapore (2009), Indian Institute of Science (2011), and Sapienza - Università di Roma (2019). He has worked as a visiting research/professor at School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University and Department of Management at University of Vaasa.
- Servitization and advanced service innovation
- Business model innovation and scaling
- Digitalization and artificial intelligence as enablers for innovation
- Industrial ecosystems development and evolution
- Circular economy and sustainable product service-system
- Organizational capabilities and routines
- Entrepreneurship and innovation in resource constrained environment
The research work involves cooperation with numerious large companies like ABB, Billerudkorsnäs, Boliden, Epiroc, Ericsson, IBM, Komatsu Forest, Lindbäcks, Metso, Sandvik Coromant, SCA, Scania, Siemens, Volvo Cars, Volvo Construction Equipment, Kongsberg Maritime, and others. Supporting development of new ventures and SMEs from manufacturing and high-tech industry. Providing expert knowledge on research topics to large industry networks like Automation Region, IUC Norr, ALMI and LTU Business.
The research results has been published in 200+ leading international peer-reviewed journals, conferences, book chapters and industry/popular publications. Such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Long Range Planning, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Production and Operation Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Journal of Small Business Management, and Journal of Cleaner Production. He is active within different academic communities and has presented research results in well-known international conferences, such as Babson College Enterprise Research Conference, Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT), The Annual ICSB World Conference, International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT), International Product Development Management Conference, and CRIP IPSS conference.
In addition, he has been regularly contributing to Swedish Newspapers and publishing in practitioner-oriented outlets, such as Ny Teknik, Dagen Industri, Veckans affärer, Ericsson Business Review, Management of Innovation and Technology, innovationmanagement.se, and others.
Editorial and Other Responsibility
Associate editor of Journal of Business Research for the track on Business-to-Business (B2B) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2018-). Editorial Review Board Member of Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Small Business Management, and Journal of Business Research. He has been special issue guest editor for Technovation (2022), Technology Forecast and Social Change (2022) Industrial Marketing Management (2021), Journal of Business Research (2019), Sustainability- An Open Access Journal from MDPI (2018; 2020; 2021), and International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (2018). He has also been working in several policy and consultancy oriented projects for Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Swedish IT Ministry, EU Commission, Wallenberg Foundations, VINNOVA, Growth Analysis, and directly towards companies.
Teaching and Supervision
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, international entrepreneurship, scientific methods and advanced project management. Has been active in executive education on topics like business models, servitization, digitalization, innovation ecosystem and others. He has been invited speaker at KTH Executive Program. He is supervisor to several PhD students.
Elizaveta Averina, Linus Thomson, Milad Kolagar, Lina Sundén, Anmar Kamalaldin (2021), Angelica Löfberg, Wiebke Reim (2018), Nerine Mary George (2018), Fabio Gama (2018), Alessandro Annarelli (2018), Sambit Lenka (2018), Tuomas Huikkola (2017), Johan Wenngren (2016), Javier Cenamor (2015), Johanna Wallin (2013)
Research Projects (selected list)