Developing organisations and management capability for sustainable quality

The combination of technological development, demands for sustainability and social change affect the development of ways of working and work life in society. Knowledge about how these mechanisms impact the management of daily operations in organisations is central to understand how organisations change and develop capabilities in order to accommodate new and emerging customer needs. Customer driven and sustainable change in organisations are, to a high degree, characterised by well-functioning processes for knowledge development and organisational learning which in turn places competencies and capabilities in focus, and how these are developed to facilitate organisational change.

Brief facts

Dr Jason Martin is an Associate professor and Docent of quality management in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping University.

CV Summary

  • Associate professor of Quality Technology and Management
  • Course director and examiner for several university courses
  • Assistant PhD student supervisor 
  • Lecturer, public speaker and course leader within academy, business and public sector

Academic degrees

  • Docent Industrial Engineering and Management with specialization in Quality Technology and management, IEI, LiU
  • PhD Industrial Engineering and Management with specialization in Quality Technology and management, IEI, LiU
  • MSc HRM/HRD, IBL, LiU 
  • MA Applied Ethics, IKK, LiU

Previous experience

  • Research assistant in the Division of Logistics and Quality Management, IEI, LiU
  • CEO
  • Consultant in organisational development
  • Reserve officer in the Swedish Armed Forces
  • Commissioned officer in the Swedish Armed Forces

Other positions

  • Since 2020 an alternate member of the Board of Studies for Chemistry, Biology and Technology (KB) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping university
  • Since 2018 a board member in the board for the Centre for Applied Ethics (CTE) at Linköping University.  
  • Between 2020 and 2023 coordinator for the research centre HELIX Competence Centre at Linköping University
  • Between 2019 and 2022 a researcher representative in the steering committee for the basic value project at Linköping University. 


Jason Martin’s research is concerned with change management and organisational development in business environments characterized by digital and technological transformation.

His research is mainly focused on competencies within management practices, in particular concerning leading and learning processes in operations within medium- and large-sized organisations, in both the private and public sector. In his research he adopts a systems and process perspective, utilizing knowledge and understanding about the common variation in processes, systems thinking and knowledge theory.

Based on his many years as a manager and leader in both public and private organisations he views knowledge on individual, work and organisational psychology, leadership and not least ethics as important components in order to study the conditions for a sustainable working life, encompassing processes for change, development and decision making in organisations.

Latest publications




Mainly within the field of quality management in engineering programme courses on intermediate (BSc) and advanced (MSc) levels in the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) at Linköping University.

Jason Martin is an examiner and course director for several intermediate and advanced level Civil Engineering programme courses within Quality Management and also research methodology. He also lectures in courses within Business Economics, Production Economics and Political Science.

Furthermore, he supervises and examines advanced level degree projects in engineering and management (TQIE33).

He also lectures within the field of pedagogy and human resource management and development (HRM/HRD) for the HR-programme and Pedagogy 1-4 at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL) at Linköping University.

Jason has also led several courses arranged for external clients as a part of HELIX-Competence Centre at Linköping university.