The Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development
The Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development has a focus on long-term development of businesses, corporate governance, leadership, and how companies can develop successfully in the long-term and create sustainable growth through innovations, operational efficiency and sustainable investments.
To achieve sustainable growth, business activities and managerial practices need to continuously create value for customers, owners, employees and other stakeholders, and to take responsibility for their effects on society.
Our research activities are focused primarily towards the areas of organization and management, strategy or strategic marketing. Other fields of work cover:
- business policy and strategy
- corporate governance
- international management
- international marketing
- organizational theory
- social issues of management
- strategic human resource management
- sustainable business development
- technology and innovation management
Since SSE’s inception in 1909, the Wallenberg family has been among the School’s most prominent supporters. In fact, a gift from Knut Agathon (K.A.) Wallenberg, donating SEK 100,000 on his 50th birthday in 1903 was the first of many contributions towards establishing SSE.
To honor this longstanding relationship, and in celebration of Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg’s 60th birthdays in 2016, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation made a contribution to establish a Chair for a Professor of Business Administration at the School, named the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in Innovation and Sustainable Business Development.
The center is one of SSE’s high-profile research hubs, contributing to the positioning of SSE as a leading player in the research field of sustainable innovation and growth internationally and in a variety of different settings.