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

Matts Kärreman

Ester Barinaga
Hans Landström
Diamanto Politis

Associate professors
Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson
Joakim Winborg

Senior lecturers
Marie Löwegren
Andrea Moro
Sotaro Shibayama

Associate senior lecturer
Anna Brattström

Jörgen Adolfsson
Håkan Lagerquist
Craig Mitchell

Claudio Fassio

Quang Evansluong
Gustav Hägg
Jasna Pocek

Doctoral students
Solomon Akele Abebe
Camilla Civardi
Ziad El-Awad
Tanya Kolyaka
Juan Ocampo
Kalyan Pasumarthy
Christin Scheller
Anna Stevenson
Vivek Kumar Sundriyal

Project assistant
Ehsan Kilani

Guest professor
Frédéric Delmar, EM Lyon

Guest researchers
Gry Alsos, Nord Unviersity
Alan R. Johnson, Nord University
Tobias Schölin, Region Skåne
Johan Wiklund, Handelshögskolan Stockholm