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Valentina Tartari appointed Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Professor

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is delighted to announce the appointment of Valentina Tartari as the new Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Professor, and Director of the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development.

Professor Tartari, a globally recognized authority in her field and recently elected Program Chair for the Academy of Management's Technology and Innovation Management Division, will play an instrumental role within SSE's House of Innovation. Her research is situated in the interdisciplinary field of innovation studies, with significant contributions to a range of research areas within this domain. Her focus fits perfectly the interdisciplinary focus of the House of Innovation at SSE.

The Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development was established in honor of Jacob Wallenberg’s and Marcus Wallenberg’s 60th birthdays. Their family’s enduring partnership with SSE dates back to 1903. The professorship was originally established thanks to generous donations from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with additional support from Investor, EQT, FAM, SEB, Atlas Copco, StoraEnso, Mölnlycke, Morgan Stanley and Aleris. The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation now extends a new donation of 15 MSEK to further strengthen research at the JMW Center.

Professor Tartari shared: “I’m eager to further the dialogue between academia, businesses, and society at SSE. Together, we can ensure that our research influences industry practices and brings about societal progress.”

Research on scientific knowledge

Professor Tartari's research portfolio is centered on the question of how scientific knowledge is produced, diffused, and eventually commercialized. Her latest research looks at gender discrepancies in scientific output and the influence of scientific funding. She is also interested in the pivotal role universities play in driving local entrepreneurship. Her work has appeared in leading innovation and management journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, and Journal of Management Studies.

Her expertise will greatly enhance SSE's interactions with policymakers, partner company executives, and the wider public. Leveraging her expansive international network, SSE aims to elevate its global collaborations and partnerships to new heights.

”Valentina Tartari's expertise is greatly valued at SSE, especially in fostering collaborations between academia and industry, and helping to ensure that research is effectively used to increase the competitiveness of Swedish firms and to strengthen our society. In this, Valentina’s academic leadership and focus is a terrific fit with our House of Innovation," said Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics.

For more information, please contact:

Valentina Tartari
Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Professor
Stockholm School of Economics
Email: valentina.tartari@hhs.se
Phone: +46 763 111 278



SSE Innovation Sustainability Press release