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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)

Baraldi, E. and Strömsten, T., (2024). Product development the IKEA way–The role of target costing as a framing device to configure and combine resources in networks. Industrial Marketing Management119, pp.206-217.

Di Marco, R., Dong, T., Malatincová, R., Reuter, M. and Strömsten, T., (2023). Symbol or substance? Scrutinizing the ‘risk transparency premise’in marketized sustainable finance: The case of TCFD reporting. Business Strategy and the Environment32(6), pp.3027-3052.

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.


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