My research concerns the use of global networks for increasing firm performance. I especially focus on how firms can use their networks to gain knowledge and other resources that will reduce risks, create opportunities and innovation in their operations, and thereby improve their overall performance.
Presently my studies focus on the global development of the highly innovative biotechnology industry industry but also on the commercialization process of biotechnology inventions. I study the networks involved in this process. To do so i have collected a data set of the total population of Swedish biotech firms and their networks during the period 2004-2013. I am mapping and analyzing the different factors which influence the network development process and firm performance such as individuals, businesses, institutions and resources. The results will provide us with a more in depth understanding of what makes biotech firms commercially successful but also how networks can best be formed and used.
- Global Network Evolution
- The International Life of Biotech
- Extreme networking as diffusion of innovation. Increasing performance in commercialization of university inventions.
- Business network routines as efficient patterns of behavior
- Networks shaped by Institutions: University effects on innovation network formation
- Analyzing networks in international business
- Networks as institutional conduits
I am the Program Director for the SSE Executive MBA 2016 and 2018 cohorts. Previously I have been Course director for international management courses and supply chain management courses on all levels.