SIR researcher Karl Wennberg elected new member of the Young Academy of Sweden
The Young Academy of Sweden is an independent, cross-disciplinary forum for some of the most promising young researchers in Sweden in all disciplines. The Academy was formed May 27, 2011 at the initiative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Qualification requirements for election are scientific excellence and an expressed engagement in Young Academy of Sweden’s areas of interest.
Karl Wennberg's research focuses on entrepreneurship and organizational dynamics. He has in numerous academic articles and books studied the entry, growth , and exit of startup firms - mainly knowledge-intensive technology companies - and how they affect the industry and the region in which they operate. He is also interested in the relationship between organizational dynamics and economic growth, as well as universities' potential role in the commercialization of innovations.
Karl's current research focuses on the cultural and demographic diversity in both startups and established companies, group dynamics in the development of start-ups, as well as macro-oriented analyzes of entrepreneurship and economic inequality.