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Filip Wijkström

FILIP WIJKSTRÖM, Center Director, Associate Professor (docent) at Stockholm School of Economics, SSE (Handelshögskolan i Stockholm) For more than two decades I have studied organizations in civil society. With a general interest in the role and position of these organizations in different fields of society, my primary focus lies on governance and strategy. 

With the shorthand concept civil society (civilsamhälle) and a firm base in the research center established at SSE, I include nonprofits, social movement organizations, charities, voluntary agencies, non-governmental organizations or actors in the third sector or the social economy. Within a thriving network of scholars from many different disciplines and countries, my Center fellows and myself participate on a regular basis in international conferences such as ISTR , EGOS  and Arnova. The results of my research have been published primarly in English and Swedish, in cooperation with others as well as on my own. You will find a great deal of my work within easy reach on my personal site at academia.edu . A full list of my publications is available at the bottom of this page. With a group of European colleagues I serve as editor for a book series with the German publisher Nomos  dedicated to civil society issues, as well as on the editorial boards of academic journals such as Journal for Civil Society, Voluntary Sector Review and Non-profit Policy Forum. In these and other journals in the field, I also review articles.

A number of talented and ambitious doctoral students have been working with me at the Center over the years, a mutual effort eventually leading up to the completion of their PhD dissertations and also continued academic cooperation. Grants and contracts from various external sources have been crucial in this work as well as in the funding of our other research at the Center.

I have been appointed and worked as Professor at Ersta Sköndal University College as well as Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Business at Stockholm University. My teaching experience ranges from undergraduate courses in general management and organization theory to more specialized teaching in civil society governance and management on master and PhD level. I teach at undergraduate and master levels at SSE, instruct PhD students and have a long record of executive training. With several stints abroad, I have been invited to teach and work at the School of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney (1997/98), the School of Management at Trinity College, Dublin (2004) as well as at Wirtschaftsuniversität, Wien (2008).