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Per-Olof Brehmer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor

Professor Per-Olof Brehmer is since 2019 deputy vice-chancellor for research. He provides primary leadership in research policy and strategy, research infrastructure, research quality, research cooperation and other areas related to research.

Research at Linköping University

Professor Per-Olof Brehmer is since 2019 deputy vice-chancellor for research. He provides primary leadership in research policy and strategy, research infrastructure, research quality, research cooperation and other areas related to research.

The research activities within Linköping University account for 57% of all activities, which contributes to making a better society, challenge and move the scientific frontier. Within Linköping University, we have a history of working together with other institutions, companies and government bodies to create better society and contribute to innovation. An important international development which has a strong tradition within Linköping University is the so-called convergence of scientific fields, for example shown in the field of medicine and healthcare where technology in playing an ever-growing role. Here Linköping University have a strong tradition, which we continue to develop.

It is important for the University to focus equally on education and research. A strong pedagogical focus support the research in the need of being clear and precise in writing of articles and cooperation with industry and society. The focus on research in a broad range of areas means that the employees are able to integrate the latest developments in their courses and the faculties to develop attractive study programs. Cooperation with society and industry is important in most of our research projects but also in a wide range of courses. This is knowledge that I bring into the meetings of LiU Holding board.

Research and education

My research focuses on the management of knowledge intensive multinational companies. One strand of this work has examined the ways in which knowledge intensive multinationals identify innovative practices in their international operations and subsequently diffuse these across the firm. Other strands have investigated the influence of purchasing strategies in the automotive industry, aircraft industry as well as the telecommunication industry and the management of innovations, supply chains, resources and related strategies during periods of changing landscape.

I am supervisor for four PhD candidates as main or co-supervisor. Previously I was for example responsible for courses in strategic management of technology and markets, courses in knowledge management and scientific methods. I am on regular basis participating in different PhD-courses.

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Progression of the Roles and Functions

2019 -  Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research

2007 - 2019 Head of the Department of Management and Engineering

2006 - 2007 Head of the former Department of Management and Economics

2001 - 2006 Director of the PhD education in Management and Industrial Engineering

2004 - 2008 Research Director of the IMIE research programme

Academic merits

2013 - Professor
2011 - Associate Professor
2008 - Reader
1999 - PhD
1994 - Master of Science

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