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Strömsten, Torkel

Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

Torkel Strömsten's research interests are within management accounting and control, the interface between corporate governance, and innovation and the role of accounting's impact on sustainability, change and transformation. He is currently involved in studies related to climate risk accounting and social sustainability in global supply chains. 

Torkel Strömsten is since 2016 the Program Director for the Business Performance Diploma (BPD) Program, at SSE Executive Education. The BPD Program is consortia program for senior business controllers and finance mangers within seven Swedish/Nordic companies (Atlas Copco, Ericsson, NCC, Sandvik, Scania, SEB and UPM). 

Between 2015 and 2022 Torkel was the Director of FIRE (Forskningsskolan i redovisning, The Research School in Accounting). 

Torkel is a Professor (part time) at Halmstad University. Between 2015 and 2021 he had a similar position at KTH Indek. 

He is the co-founder of Hallandia V, a company with a mission to create a sustainable health care system and provide users with actionable data and insights through the Shaarpec platform. 

He has published his research in books and journals like the Management Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Business Research and Industrial Marketing Management.

Publications (selected)

Di Marco, R., Dong, T., Malatincová, R., Reuter, M., & Strömsten, T. (2022). Symbol or substance? Scrutinizing the ‘risk transparency premise’in marketized sustainable finance: The case of TCFD reporting. Business Strategy and the Environment.

Graaf, J., Kraus, K., & Strömsten, T. (2022). The problematics of financialization–On the important (but neglected) horizontal axis of organizational action. Critical Perspectives on Accounting89

Malmi, T. et al. (2020). Culture and management control interdependence: An analysis of control choices that complement the delegation of authority in Western cultural regions. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 101116.

Carlsson-Wall, M., Håkansson, H., Kraus, K., Lind, J., & Strömsten, T. (Eds.). (2018). Accounting, Innovation and Inter-Organisational Relationships. Routledge.

Carlsson-Wall, M., & Strömsten, T. (2018) Robotisation of Accounting in Multi-National Companies: Early Challenges and Links to Strategy.  In Per Andersson et al (eds), Managing Digital Transformation, SIR, Stockholm School of Economics.

Greve, J., et al. (2017). The impact of society on management control systems. Scandinavian Journal of Management33(4), 253-266.

Kraus, K., Strömsten, T (2016). "Internal/inter-firm dynamics and power – a case study of the Ericsson-Vodafone relationship". Management Accounting Research, 33, 61-72

Alenius, E., Lind, J. & Strömsten, T. (2015). The role of open book accounting in a supplier network: Creating and managing interdependencies across company boundaries. Industrial Marketing Management. Vol 45, pp. 195–206.

Christner, H. & Strömsten, T. (2015). Scientists, Venture Capitalists and the Stock Exchange. The Mediating role of accounting in Product innovation. Management Accounting Research. Vol. 28. pp 50–67.

Kraus, K. & Strömsten, T. (2012). Going Public: The role of accounting and shareholder value in making sense of an IPO. Management Accounting Research. Vol. 23. Issue 3. pp. 186-201.

Strömsten, T.; & Waluszewski A. (2012). Governance and resource interaction in networks. The role of Venture capital in a biotech start-up. Journal of Business Research. Vol. 65. Issue 2. pp. 232-244.


Post-doctoral fellow: Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse (2002-2005)