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Rasmus Nykvist

Affiliated Research Fellow

Rasmus Nykvist is an Affiliated Research Fellow with the House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics. His primary research interests lies in the intersection between regulation and technology using perspectives from strategic management, business history, entrepreneurship, innovation and organization studies.

Rasmus' current project is funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and is titled: Digitization and opportunity creation – A historical analysis of the genesis of the Stockholm Stock Exchange. He is also an affiliate researcher at the Ratio Institute in Stockholm. As a member of the on the Swedish and Finnish Telecommunications and Exchanges industries, he is currently developing analytical history methods using relational databases. He is also teaching how to use such databases for business research in PhD761 - Contemporary Methods in Historical Research given at The Institute for Economic and Business History Research.

Rasmus holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Business and Economics from Gothenburg and Stockholm University and an M.Sc. in Business History and Philosophy from Stockholm University. He finished his PhD on the interaction between regulation and technology from Örebro University in 2021. He has also been a SCANCOR visiting scholar at Stanford University (2018). In addition, he maintains a strong interest in Philosophy and Psychology. He is currently pursuing research on how frontiers in epistemology and computational neuroscience can further our understanding of strategic action and decision-making in organizations facing digital disruption.

Selected Publications

Cheung Z, Gustafsson R, Nykvist R. (2021). Peer interaction and pioneering organizational form adoption: A tale of the first two for-profit stock exchanges. Organization Studies. June 2021. doi:10.1177/01708406211024570

Eriksson, K., Ernkvist, M., Laurell, C., Moodysson, J., Nykvist, R., & Sandström, C. (2019). A revised perspective on innovation policy for renewal of mature economies–Historical evidence from finance and telecommunications in Sweden 1980–1990. Technological Forecasting and Social Change147, 152-162.

Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Sandström, C., Eriksson, K., & Nykvist, R. (2019). Digital entrepreneurship and field conditions for institutional change–Investigating the enabling role of cities. Technological Forecasting and Social Change146, 877-886.