After 22 years as Professor of Business Administration at SSE and Head of the D-section I retired in 2002. Before returning to SSE in 1980 I was, during the 70s professor of industrial marketing at Linköping University and of business administration at Uppsala University. I also had visiting faculty appointments at EIASM in Brussels and University of California at Berkeley.
My long-term research interest concerns inter-organizational structures and processes in market systems with emphasis on distribution, internationalization and industrial marketing. During my early research on distribution, in the60s I was attracted by the systems approach. During the 70s my research on industrial markets and interaction with colleagues at Uppsala led me to a network perspective on markets. Most of my research efforts have since concerned development and application of a markets-as-networks perspective on the dynamics of firms and markets
Present research deals with globalization of markets, interaction between market theories and marketing practice, and (with Per Andersson) temporality of market processes