Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management


The study of entrepreneurship has become one of the most popular fields of research in the area of management over the last few decades. New and small businesses are seen collectively by politicians and decision-makers as the main contributors to the development of the economy and wealth creation in society.

Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship conducts internationally renowned research within the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. The research programmes have strong international and multi-disciplinary approaches. Part of the research is conducted in cooperation with CIRCLE.

Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy, CIRCLE, is an interdisciplinary research centre spanning several faculties at Lund University. CIRCLE has since its creation in July 2004 established itself as the leading national centre for research on R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship and economic dynamics.

Read more about the different research fields of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship webpages.


Deputy Head of Department,
research area Entrepreneurship

Craig Mitchell

Ester Barinaga
Diamanto Politis

Professor emeritus
Hans Landström

Associate professors
Anna Brattström
Sotaro Shibayama
Joakim Winborg

Senior lecturers
Marie Löwegren

Jörgen Adolfsson
Håkan Lagerquist
Craig Mitchell

Ziad El-Awad
Johannes Gartner
Paola Raffaelli
Zahida Sarwary

Doctoral students
Solomon Akele Abebe
Camilla Civardi
Juan Ocampo
Kalyan Pasumarthy
João Maria Jorge
Christin Scheller
Marina Vorholzer

Guest researchers
Gry Alsos, Nord University
Luke Pittaway, Ohio University

Affiliated researcher
Frédéric Delmar, EM Lyon