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Making sense of advisory boards in family firms

Making sense of advisory boards in family firms

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 08:00 UTC

Family firms are a closed system. Owner families are often reluctant to bring in outsiders, but those who want to grow do well to bring in external advisors, especially via a team approach. In a new PhD thesis, Judith van Helvert-Beugels has studied how family firms can work with their advisory boards.

Knowledge and location – success factors for new firms

Knowledge and location – success factors for new firms

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2018 09:00 UTC

In a new PhD thesis from Jönköping International Business School at Jönköping University, Mark Bagley has studied the ICT business in Stockholm to draw conclusions about the role of knowledge networks in the emergence and persistence of industrial clusters.

Global discussion about IT in tourism

Global discussion about IT in tourism

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2018 08:00 UTC

83 PhD students from 24 countries will gather at Jönköping International Business School on 23 January for a workshop on eTourism. The workshop is held in connection to the 25th annual ENTER conference, taking place in Jönköping on 24-26 January.

Patient accessible health records – divergent views

Patient accessible health records – divergent views

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 09:03 UTC

Sweden aims to be number one in the world in eHealth in 2025, according to the Vision for eHealth 2025 from the Swedish government. In a new PhD thesis from Jönköping International Business School, Sofie Wass describes how patients and healthcare professionals experience eHealth, and prerequisites to realize eHealth innovations.

Organizations under pressure synergize to survive

Organizations under pressure synergize to survive

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2017 13:46 UTC

What happens to the integrity and core values of an organization when it is under pressure? In a new thesis from Jönköping University, Sara Ekberg investigates how organizations within the newspaper industry respond to challenges and opportunities.

World-class research in Jönköping

World-class research in Jönköping

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 06:39 UTC

​A new independent report shows that Jönköping International Business School ranks first in Europe and second worldwide in entrepreneurship research.

Making road freight transport industry more sustainable

Making road freight transport industry more sustainable

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2017 07:00 UTC

The importance of the road freight transport industry for economic growth and sustainability is undeniable. As awareness of sustainability is growing, a new doctoral thesis from Jönköping International Business School at Jönköping University addresses the issues of a sustainable supply chain business model for the industry.

Leif Melin receives lifetime achievement award

Leif Melin receives lifetime achievement award

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2017 06:00 UTC

The Family Enterprise Research Conference starts today, and during the conference Leif Melin, Professor at Jönköping International Business School, will receive the FERC Lifetime Influence and Impact Award for his immense work in family business research.

Relationships crucial for external CEOs’ success in family firms

Relationships crucial for external CEOs’ success in family firms

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2017 06:49 UTC

In a family firm, why is it that in some cases external CEOs leave after a short time, while in other cases they stay for decades? In a paper published yesterday in the Human Resource Management Review, Matthias Waldkirch, Mattias Nordqvist and Leif Melin, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden, present a new approach for answering this question.

New book about entrepreneurship in emerging economies

New book about entrepreneurship in emerging economies

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2017 13:00 UTC

This book examines entrepreneurship in emerging economies and developing countries and its unique set of working attitudes, modes of thinking, social practices and processes.

Can robots write meaningful news?

Can robots write meaningful news?

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2017 09:50 UTC

Robots and computers are replacing people everywhere; doctors, pilots, even journalists. Is this leading to a dystopian society, or could it be something positive? With this in mind, researchers from the Media Management and Transformation Centre at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University have launched the project DPer News (Digital Personalization of the News).

​Diversity an important accelerator for regional growth

​Diversity an important accelerator for regional growth

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 08:52 UTC

Successful strategies for regional development require a broader concept of diversity. In a new PhD thesis from Jönköping University, Sofia Wixe investigates the connection between diversity and the economic performance of regions and firms. ”Smart Specialization works best in urban areas. In rural areas, we need to supplement with a focus on individuals and invest in education.”

CeFEO researchers granted 4 960 000 SEK from Swedish Research Council

CeFEO researchers granted 4 960 000 SEK from Swedish Research Council

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 09:47 UTC

Professor Ethel Brundin and Assistant Professor Markus Plate at Jönköping International Business School and the Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership have received a substantial research grant for their project Trans-generational continuity of the owning family: identity formation, relationship dynamics and emotional influence.

​Entrepreneurship an important accelerator for integration

​Entrepreneurship an important accelerator for integration

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2016 08:50 UTC

Entrepreneurship and self-employment is an alternative way for immigrants to integrate into society. In a new PhD thesis from Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Quang Evansluong examines how immigrants create entrepreneurial opportunities. ​“Entrepreneurship accelerates the integration process. Simultaneously, integration influences the entrepreneur’s business concept.”

​New Associate Dean for Research at JIBS

​New Associate Dean for Research at JIBS

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2016 06:53 UTC

Ethel Brundin, Professor of Business Administration, will take over as the new Associate Dean for Research at Jönköping International Business School on 1 August.

Enduring and exit strategies - new research on family business portfolios

Enduring and exit strategies - new research on family business portfolios

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2016 09:30 UTC

​How do family businesses endure over time and generations? What strategies do they adopt and what is the role of emotions? In a new PhD thesis from Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Naveed Akhter studies family businesses in Pakistan to find out what strategies are successful and what makes a business survive through good and bad times.

​Globalisation as a hybrid process

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 10:00 UTC

Should the main goal for emerging economies really be to try and copy the way of the West? In a new doctoral thesis, Zehra Sayed challenges the view of “developed” and “developing” countries. As an example she has studied knowledge transfer and knowledge spillover in the media industry, specifically from Reuters to its subsidiaries in India.

​Swedish companies get help from JIBS students

​Swedish companies get help from JIBS students

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2016 14:34 UTC

The Expanding Markets Award marks the end of the master course Advanced International Marketing, Trade and Export Management, at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University. Three student teams were rewarded for having presented the best export and marketing strategy for a Swedish company. The award is sponsored by Business Sweden, ALMI, EKN, SEK, and Swedfund.

Renowned family business researcher to be appointed honorary doctor at Jönköping University

Renowned family business researcher to be appointed honorary doctor at Jönköping University

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2016 09:16 UTC

​The Jönköping University inauguration and conferment ceremony will be held on 21 May. Professor Pramodita Sharma, a world renowned family business researcher, will then be appointed honorary doctor for her important contributions in the establishment of family business research as a management research field.

​Resources and discourses – two sides of entrepreneurial identity

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2016 15:04 UTC

Immigrant women entrepreneurs are not a homogenous group, but their collective stories can tell us something about the intersection between ethnicity, gender and class, and bring together two separate tracks in entrepreneurship research. Huriye Aygören recently defended her PhD thesis at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University.