Recently published work, work in progress and ongoing work is about regional and local collaborations and interventions for sustainable development and the green economy; aspects of the physical infrastructure for regional development (broadband and high-speed-rail); supply of competence to regional industry through upper secondary school.


ORCID 0000-0003-2404-0624

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Hermelin, B. and Rusten, G. (2018) A place-based approach to social entrepreneurship for social integration – Cases from Norway and Sweden. Local Economy, 33 (4), p. 367–383.

Persson, B. and Hermelin, B. (2018) Mobilising for change in vocational education and training in Sweden – a case study of the ‘Technical College’ scheme, Journal of Vocational Education & Training, DOI: 10.1080/13636820.2018.1443971

Hermelin, B. (2018) Review of  The Rise of the Hybrid Domain (by Yuko Aoyama with Balaji Parthasarathy) Regional Studies, 52 (1), p. 156–157, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1373941


Rusten, G & Hermelin, B.  (2017): Cross-sector collaboration in upper secondary school vocational education: experiences from two industrial towns in Sweden and Norway, Journal of Education and Work, 30 (8), p. 813–826, DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2017.1366647

Brita Hermelin, Gabriela Hinchcliffe & Susanne Stenbacka (2017) The making of the gourmet restaurateur – masculine ideology, identity and performance, NORMA – International Journal for Masculinity Studies,12 (1), p. 48–64. 

Trygg, K. and  Hermelin, B. (2017) Work practice among advanced producer service firms – project work in space-time, Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography, 117 (1), p. 11–21, DOI: 10.1080/00167223.2016.1259078.

Hermelin, B. and Rämö, H. (2017) Intermediary activities and agendas of regional cleantech networks in Sweden. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 35 (1), p. 130–146, DOI: 10.1177/0263774X16644256.



Jones, A., Ström, P., Hermelin, B. and Rusten, G. (2016, eds.) Services and the Green Economy. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Hermelin, B. (2016) Green Services Develoment: Aspects of Local Policy and Cross-Sector Interactions. In: Jones, A., Ström, P., Hermelin, B. and Rusten, G. (2016, eds.) Services and the Green Economy. London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 25-49.


Hermelin, B. (2015) Book review: Asian inward and outward FDI. New challenges in the global economy. Journal of Economic Geography, 16(2): 537-538, doi:10.1093/jeg/lbv036

Hermelin, B and Rusten, G. (Forthcoming, 2015) Geography and Service Economy. In Neil, J and Baltes, PB. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Studies, Elsevier.


Hedberg, C., Hermelin, B. and Westermark, K. (2014) Transnational Spaces ‘From Above’ – The Role of Institutions in Promoting Highly Skilled Labour Migration from India to Sweden. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. 105 (5): 511–525.

Hermelin, B., Dahlström, M. and Smas, L. (2014) Geographies of knowledge and learning: the example of medical technology. Growth and Change 45 (3): 450-470.

Hermelin, B. (2014) Review: Rusten, G., Potthoff, K. and Sangolt, L. (2013, eds). Norway: Nature, Industry and Society. Norweigan Journal of Geography, 68 (1), pp. 63-64.


Hermelin, B. (2012) Global networks on the ground. In: Smas, L. (ed.) Hotel Spaces. Urban and economic geographical perspectives on hotels and hotel developments. Kulturgeografiskt seminarium 1/2012. Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University.

Hermelin, B. (2012) The Elusive Question of Global Cities and Cities in Networks. Nordregio News Issue 4, 2012: Challenging Urban Geographies.

Hermelin, B. & Trygg, K. New Geographies of Work: A Case Study from Sweden. Urbani izziv, volume 23, supplement 1, 2012 (special issue).


Hermelin, B, Demir, R. and Verhagen, H. (2011) Reconsidering the Geographical Flows of the Global Knowledge Economy. The Example of Indian ICT-Based Knowledge Flows to Sweden. IJDS Vol 2, Issue 2.


Hermelin, B. & Smas, L. (2010) Knowledge dynamics in the KIBS and medtech sectors in Stockholm. In: Dahlström, M. & Hedin, S. (eds.) Regional trajectories to the knowledge economy: Nordic-European Comparisons. Nordic Innovation Centre, pp. 48-56.

Hermelin, B & Jansson, U. (2010, eds) Placing Human Geogaphy. Sweden Through Time and Space. Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi, YMER 2010.

Hermelin, B. (2010) The space economies of services. In: Hermelin, B. & Jansson, U. (2010, eds.) Placing Human Geogaphy. Sweden Through Time and Space. Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi, YMER 2010, pp. 251-276.

Hermelin, B. (2010) Nordic Cities. In: Taylor, P. et al. (eds.) Global Urban Analysis. A Survey of Cities in Globalization. Earthscan.

Hermelin, B. (2010) International intra-organizational relations of advanced producer service companies.


Hermelin, B. (2009) Cities in globalisation. Sociologisk Årbok, no. 1-2, Oslo: Novus forlag, pp. l-16.

Hermelin, B. (2009) Producer Service Firms in Globalising Cities: the Example of Advertising Firms in Stockholm. Service Industries Journal, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 457-471.

Hermelin, B. (2009) Spatial strategic planning in the Stockholm region—discourses on the space-economy and growth factors. European Planning studies, 17 (1), 131-148.

Assignments and networks

Academic Exams

  • PhD in Human Geography at Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University, 1997.
  • Associated Professor in Geography, at Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, 2004.
  • Professor in Geography  at Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, 2011. 
  • Professor in Human Geography, Centre for Municipality Studies, 2012.


  • Chief editor for Geografiska Annaler, Series B, Human Geography (Taylor and Francis).  
  • Member of editorial board for The Service Industries Journal (Taylor and Francis).

Research networks and associations

• Member of The green economies network.

• Member of Regional Studies Association.

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