The key to our success

In LiU's strategic plan, collaboration is an important part of the university's future development. The plan states that LiU will promote increased mobility at all levels and between different sectors of society, and that LiU will stimulate innovative arenas for collaboration with external and internal actors to develop sustainability, utility and entrepreneurship as university culture. We are also to meet the need for sustainable social development through increased collaboration with companies and other actors, and this is reflected in our educational offering.

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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