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How should family firms deal with the tensions of appointing a non-family CEO?

08 May 2020
An increasing number of family firms choose to select a non-family CEO for the highest executive office when there is no suitable family member available. A recent example of this is the Swedish retail giant H&M where the third generation family member Karl-Johan Persson recently handed over to the non-family CEO Helena Helmersson. However, appointing a non-family CEO in a family firm tends to give rise to tensions.

Unik forskning om entreprenörskapsutbildningar

11 December 2019
Entreprenörskap skulle kunna lösa världens problem. Men då måste vi sluta bara servera kunskap och istället ge studenterna förutsättningar för att skapa kunskap, menar forskaren Rasmus Rahm i sin nya avhandling.

SSE researcher Holmer Kok wins prestigious best paper award

27 November 2019
Does your organization have "dormant knowledge" that can be dusted off and used to create high-impact inventions? This award-winning article highlights that old knowledge within organizations can indeed be recombined to create new high-impact inventions. Organizations should therefore view the existing stock of knowledge as a treasure chamber for new value creation.

Old knowledge as a driver of high-impact inventions: Why companies should regularly dust off their knowledge shelves

26 August 2019
Is it possible to use old knowledge to create new inventions? New research on knowledge recombination from House of Innovation researcher Holmer Kok suggests that so is the case!

From business idea to prototype in eight weeks

24 June 2019
Today marks the launch of a new accelerator program called Activate from the SSE Business Lab, the incubator unit at the Stockholm School of Economics. Activate can be used by students and alumni who want to develop a prototype and begin commercial sales over a summer. The program provides ambitious entrepreneurs the support they need to quickly get to market.

Stockholm School of Economics creates House of Innovation

28 January 2019
The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) has strengthened its innovation profile by launching the House of Innovation, a new interdisciplinary research, education and outreach environment. The House focuses on research and teaching within innovation, digitalization and entrepreneurship, and is made possible through one of the largest single donations to SSE to date: The Erling-Persson Family Foundation is supporting the new initiative with SEK 150 million.

Claire Ingram Bogusz awarded for her doctoral thesis

08 October 2018
Dr Claire Ingram Bogusz, a post-doctoral researcher at the House of Innovation, was jointly awarded the 2018 Börje Langefors prize for her doctoral dissertation, “Crowds, Coins and Communities: Digital Entrepreneuring in Emerging Financial Infrastructures”. The prize is awarded annually by SISA: the Swedish Academy for Information Systems.

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