Dr. Lin Lerpold is the Executive Director of the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) and Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Lin has previously been the Associate Dean for SSE MBA programs and a Visiting Fellow at the LSE, Center for the Studies of Human Rights and Visiting Professor at INSEAD, Strategy Department.
Lin teaches strategic corporate social responsibility and sustainability management in graduate level degree programs as well as in open executive education and internal corporate programs.
Her research has been focused on new business models at the base of the pyramid, for instance, microfinance for poverty alleviation; social innovation, the ongoing corporatization of civil society; and on global supply chains and human rights. She’s also worked on an Indonesia project evaluating pro-poor employment diagnostics and has conducted fieldwork on mainland China within the electronics industry and in South Africa on mining projects. Lin is currently focused on contextualizing a model of corporate responsibility and human rights interpretation linking institutional-, social capital-, and stakeholder theory.
In 2016 Lin was ranked as the 11th most powerful in sustainability Sweden (Aktuell Hållbarhet, Hållbarhetsmäktiga) and in 2017 she was named as one of the most influential women in Swedish business as number 5 in the category Social Change Makers (Veckans Affärer). Before completing her PhD at the Institute of International Business at the SSE, Lin worked 10 years in corporate strategy in the international oil industry.
Borglund, T., De Geer, H., Sweet, S., Frostenson, M., Lerpold, L., Nordbrand, S., Sjöström, E., & Windell, K., 2017 forthcoming. CSR and Sustainable Business, Stockholm: Sanoma Utbildning.
Kallifatides, M. & L. Lerpold. 2017. Sustainable Development and Business, (eds.). Stockholm School of Economics Institute of Research.
Lin Lerpold & Lena Zander, 2016. Making sense of changing hats: A study of the Nigeria, Vietnam, and Azerbaijan/Kazakhstan projects within the Norwegian Statoil and British BP Strategic alliance, Africa Journal of Management
Lerpold, L. 2012. The Contextualization of a Microfinance Model: From India to South Africa, Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(1): 117-128.
Romani L. & L. Lerpold. 2010. Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation: Underlying Values and Assumptions, in M. Munoz (ed.), Contemporary Micro-Enterprises: Concepts and Cases, London: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Lerpold, L. 2010. Social Capital and Model Replication, presented at the Annual International Sustainable Development Conference, Hong Kong.
Lerpold, L. & S. Nordbrand. 2010. Global Supply Chains and Human Rights, presented at the Academy of International Business, Rio De Janeiro.
Tengelin, U. & L. Lerpold. 2009. Non-Profit Schizophrenia. presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Corporate Reputation, Amsterdam.
Lerpold, L., D. Ravasi, J. Van Rekom & G. Soenen, 2007. Organizational Identity in Practice. Routledge Publishing.
Lerpold, L., P. Mårtenson, M. Mähring, & R. Teigland, 2005. “MBA Live gör europeiska MBA-utbildningar unika”. Management Magazine, 4.
Ph.D. Dissertation in Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), IIB: 2003. Reputation by Association: Exploring Alliance Formation and Organizational Identity Adaptation.
Zander, L. & L. Lerpold. 2002. Managing international alliance and acquisition integration. In M. Tayeb (ed.) International Management. London: Pearson Education
Lerpold, L. 2000. Lessons in alliance integration. European Business Forum, Issue 4, Winter