"If you love knowledge, set it free!"
Robin Teigland is an Associate Professor at the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) as well as the caretaker of SSE’s island in Second Life. She is also the Program Director for SSE's PhD Program in Business Administration and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Agder in Norway with their International Management PhD program.
Robin's research interests revolve around the creation and diffusion of knowledge in social networks and the impact on competitive advantage. In 2008 she received the “Researcher of the Year” award at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her current research investigates how the Internet, virtual worlds, and social media enable the co-creation of value outside of a firm’s traditional boundaries through open source communities, e.g., eZ Publish, OpenSimulator, Bitcoin. Robin is currently running a project investigating the crowdfunding phenomenon in Sweden supported by .SE – the Swedish Internet Infrastructure Foundation, and she recently led NVWN, a two-year international project investigating innovation and entrepreneurship through virtual worlds and the 3D Internet co-financed by the Nordic Innovation Center. One of the results of this project is the book, The Immersive Internet: Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics, and the Economy, published by Palgrave Macmillan with contributions by scholars such as Edward Castronova, Tom Boellstorff, and Barry Wellman.
Robin has published numerous articles in international books and academic journals, and she is an active international researcher such as through her collaboration in EU funded projects, including the recently funded Euroversity project that brings together 18 European partners and a partner from Israel who are active in virtual worlds, as well as the "Impact Assessment of the Participation of SMEs in the Thematic Programmes of FP5 and FP6 for Research and Technological Development (RTD)" and "Structuring Effects of Community Research – The Impact of the Framework Programme on Research and Technological Development (RTD) on Network Formation". Additionally, she has been an expert reviewer for the US National Science Foundation and is a globally sought after speaker. Robin enjoys teaching students at the Stockholm School of Economics and lecturing for executives. Feel free to check out and download her slides on slideshare.
Robin is also fascinated by the "bigger picture" of the impact of the Internet on society as evidenced in her participation in the mini-film featured on TechCrunch: "The Networked Society".
For more information, see "My Links" and "My Documents" on the right.
Robin is from the USA and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee (but she does not sing :-) ). She holds a B.A. in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University, and she gained an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania through the Lauder Institute. In 1992 she moved to Sweden to work as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Inc. before conducting her PhD studies at the Stockholm School of Economics. She is married to a Norwegian and has five children, from whom she is constantly learning!
Email: robin.teigland at hhs.se
Second Life: Karinda Rhode
OpenSimulator: Robin Teigland