Photo of Jonas Söderlund

Jonas Söderlund

Professor, Head of Unit

I am a professor of Business Administration. I teach courses in strategy, management and organization. My research focuses on how firms develop capabilities and competitiveness, how projects succeed, and on project-based work.

About Jonas Söderlund

Assignments at Linköping University

Jonas Söderlund, Ph.D., Professor of Strategy and Organization at Linköping University.

He is a member of the management team at the Division of Business Administration and head of the Strategy and Organization unit at Linköping University.

Previous assignments

Member of the Advisory Board of Project Management Institute, Director of executive education programs at BI Norwegian Business School and professor at several universities and business schools around the world.

Member of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond’s evaluation committee for economics, business administration, law, economic geography and political science.

Member of Forte’s committee within the area of work and organization.

He has guest edited more than 15 special issues on topics such as project history, project studies, projects and innovation and project and institutions.

Ongoing assignments

He is on the editorial board of several academic journals, including Organization Studies and Human Relations.

He is an associate editor of the Project Management Journal.

More about Jonas Söderlund


His research centers on the dynamics of strategy and innovation with a particular focus on knowledge integration, temporality, and project-based organizing.

Professor Söderlund has conducted a number of multi-year studies on capability building, project organization and project-based work. He has published some 80 papers in top-tier journals within management and organization, and ten books. His research has been published in many of the leading journals in innovation and organization, such as Research Policy, Organization Studies, Human Relations.



He teaches courses at LiU in strategy, innovation, change, HRM, and project management. He supervises master students in a wide range of areas, including strategy, organization, change and innovation.