"If you love knowledge, set it free!"
Robin Teigland is Professor in Business Administration, with a specialization in Strategic Information Systems Management, at the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). She was also the Program Director for SSE's PhD Program in Business Administration for five years. In 2013 and 2014 she was nominated one of the Global Top 50 Business Professors on Twitter (@robinteigland), and in 2008 she received the “Researcher of the Year” award at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Robin's research interests reside at the intersection of strategy, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In particular, she focuses on how the internet, social media, virtual worlds (3D internet), and other emerging technologies such as 3D printing enable self-organizing communities to create value outside of a firm’s traditional boundaries as well as challenge long-standing institutional structures. In addition to her work on open source communities, her present projects encompass topics such as the Sharing Economy and FinTech, i.e., innovation in the financial services industry, such as cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin) and new forms of financing (crowdfunding). Robin recently led NVWN, a two-year international project investigating innovation and entrepreneurship through virtual worlds and the 3D Internet co-financed by the Nordic Innovation Center. One of the results of this project is the book, The Immersive Internet: Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics, and the Economy, published by Palgrave Macmillan with contributions by scholars such as Edward Castronova, Tom Boellstorff, and Barry Wellman.
Robin has published numerous articles in international books and academic journals, and she is an active international researcher such as through her collaboration in EU funded projects, including the recently completed Euroversity project that brought together 19 partners from Europe and Israel who are active in virtual worlds, as well as the "Impact Assessment of the Participation of SMEs in the Thematic Programmes of FP5 and FP6 for Research and Technological Development (RTD)" and "Structuring Effects of Community Research – The Impact of the Framework Programme on Research and Technological Development (RTD) on Network Formation".
She is often interviewed on Swedish national TV and radio, e.g., Aktuellt, Vetenskapsvärld, Lilla Aktuellt, P1, P3, and her research is frequently mentioned in the Swedish and international media (see links to right). She is a global speaker, having spoken recently for multinationals such as Microsoft, Google, H&M, Investor, and Swedbank, among others. She is also active and influential among social media users, with over 300,000 views on Slideshare (www.slideshare.net/eteigland) and 2700 followers on Twitter (@RobinTeigland). Due to her interest in the "bigger picture" of the impact of the internet on society, her research was highlighted in the mini-film featured on TechCrunch: "The Networked Society".
In addition to her research work, Robin is an Expert Reviewer for the UK’s Economic & Social Research Council and the Swiss National Science Foundation, an international consultant to a large international industrial development organization on the "Third and New Industrial Revolution", and a member of the Steering Committee of the new Centre for Social Sustainability at Karolinska Institute, of the Innovation Advisory Board of Norra Djurgårdsstaden Innovation, and of the Advisory Board of Digital Teknik.
Robin is from the USA and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee (but she does not sing :-) ). She holds a B.A. in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University, an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. She also has a range of work experience, such as venture capital in Silicon Valley, consulting for McKinsey & Co. in Sweden, an entrepreneur in Norway, production operations for Esso in Chile, stock brokerage in Spain, and international banking in USA. In her free time, she loves to SUP (stand up paddle) on her Von Orange boards in the Stockholm archipelago. Robin has five children, from whom she is constantly learning!
If you want to learn more about Robin’s research and/or learn to stand up paddle, check out her funnovation workshops: funnovation.se.
Email: robin.teigland at hhs.se