MMTC Researchers

Leona Achtenhagen

Director of MMTC, Professor, Business Administration

Leona's research focuses on aspects of entrepreneurship, strategy and organization within the media industries and other industries in process of digital transformation.

Emilia Florin Samuelsson

Co-Director MMTC, Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Emilia’s research focuses on management accounting practices and control across cultures and socio-economic differences.

Adele Berndt

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Adele's research focuses on consumer behaviour topics specifically in the areas of sustainability (Alternative Food Networks) and anti-consumption.

Agostino Manduchi

Associate Professor, Economics

Agostino's research focuses on the analysis of digital markets, information provision and information gathering, from the point of view of game theory and mechanism design.

Anders Melander

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Anders's research focuses on innovative ways to work with strategy, mainly in growth oriented small and medium sized companies.

Anette Johansson

Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Associate Dean of Faculty JIBS

Anette´s research includes decision making under uncertainty with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in established organizations. Current projects include innovative ways of personalizing news content and innovation capabilities in SME industrial firms.

Annika Ehlers

MMTC Doctoral

Candidate Annika's research focuses on innovation, new technologies and the influence of digital transformation in media management.

Brian Mccauley

Postdoctoral Fellow, MMTC Research fellow

Brian's research interests are multi-disciplinary and digital including gaming (mobile gaming), marketing, communications and social media.

Christian Sandström

Associate professor, MMTC Research fellow

Christian's research concerns digitalization and its implications for established firms and institutions.

Christofer Laurell

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Christofer's research focuses on institutional pressures created by digitalization and its implications for marketing, management and innovation.

Crystal Abidin

MMTC Postdoctoral Fellow

Crystal's research focuses on influencers and internet celebrity culture in Sweden, Australia, Singapore, and East Asia. Her current projects investigate self-branding, vernacular Internet cultures, and social media commerce. She received her PhD in Social Sciences from University of Western Australia.

Darko Pantelic

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Darko's research focuses on international marketing and cross-cultural communication as well as investigating different aspects of marketing education in business schools. 

Dinara Tokbaeva

Postdoctoral Fellow, MMTC Research fellow

Dinara’s research focus is on media entrepreneurship and media management in emerging markets as well as how charismatic and other types of leadership impact the effectiveness of firms.

Duncan Levinsohn

Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (JTH)

Duncan’s research focuses on the phenomenon of corporate social innovation, with a particular emphasis of SMEs with regards to taking proactive initiatives towards social and environmental sustainability.

Guénola Nonet

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Guénola's research looks at private and public organizations, how they can collaborate and innovate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally she also looks at business schools and how business schools can innovate to develop the best strategy and deliver a fit curricula aligned with the SDGs.

Hamid Jafari

Assistant Professor, Logistics, School of Engineering (JTH)

Hamid's research focuses in Retailing and Supply Chain Management. His interests include multi-channel retailing and distribution, and retail innovation.

Henry Lopez Vega

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Henry’s research focuses on (open and digital) innovation, strategic renewal, and foreign R&D.

Jerker Moodysson

Professor, Business Administration, Dean of JIBS

Jerker’s research focuses on innovation, with emphasis on transformation of firms and industries. He is interested in assessing how institutions influence firms’ innovative capacity and ability to renew themselves, how institutional change enables or hinders innovation, and how different stakeholders can influence such change processes

Joaquin Cestino

MMTC Doctoral Candidate

Joaquin's research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in media organizations, with a particular interest in the transformation of legacy newspapers and journalist ventures, and processes of institutional change in the field of written news.

Kersti Karltorp

Postdoctoral Fellow, MMTC Research Fellow

Kersti's research focuses on innovation systems, socio-technical change and policy in the context of sustainable development.

Mark Edwards

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Mark's research focuses on the connection between organizational sustainability and values as it appears at multiple levels across individual, firm and large-scale levels of change. He also dabble in metatheoretical research and research logics.

Mart Ots

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Mart's research focuses on digital business transformation with a special focus on emerging marketing and branding practices and their policy implications.

Marta Caccamo

JIBS Doctoral Candidate

Marta's research focuses on objects and workspaces as enablers of collaborative innovation between corporates and external actors, as well as across internal corporate departments. She is interested in assessing how new forms of innovating require new forms of organising and new ways of working. 

Niccola Lucchi

Associate Professor, Law

Nicola's research and academic interests focus on comparative information law and policy and the interaction between law and (digital) innovation.

Olof Brunninge

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Olof's research interests include strategic management, organizational identity, family business, and social memory in media firms and other types of organisations.

Oskar Eng

JIBS Doctoral Candidate

Oskar's research focuses on the role of textuality in language for shaping financial accounting discourses, while also branching out into similar issues in sustainability reporting.

Petra Inwinkl

Associate Professor, Accounting

Petra’s research leverages her expertise in law and accounting to study the intersection between the law and economics of financial accounting as well as aspects of corporate governance embedded in the EU framework.

Rolf A. Lundin

Professor Emeritus, Business Administration

Rolf's research interests include project management and temporary organizations within and beyond the media industries.

Sari Virta

MMTC Doctoral Candidate

Sari's research interest stems from practical media management work and concerns creativity and innovation in media organizations and their networks.

Shanyun Lu

JIBS Doctoral Candidate

Sam's research focuses on how firms innovate to renew themselves, particularly within the context of mature manufacturing industries.

Songming Feng

MMTC Doctoral Candidate

Songming's research focuses on the production aspect of cultural industries, through the lenses of cultural meaning, semiotics and practices.

Sindi Sheri

MMTC Doctoral Candidate

Sindi's research interests focus on entrepreneurship, digitalization and marketing.

Stefan Melesko

Associate Professor, Media Economics

Stefan's research focuses on M&A and financial issues in the media industry and the implications of different ownership structures on media company performances

Thomas Cyron

JIBS Doctoral Candidate

Thomas' research focuses on investigating how early stage ventures develop into full-fledged companies by collecting longitudinal data from online sources.

Tobias Fridholm

Postdoctoral Fellow, MMTC Research fellow

Tobias' research focuses on the development of new frameworks and methods for monitoring and evaluating the impact of transformative innovation policies.

Tomas Müllern

Professor, Business Administration

Tomas' research focuses on how to organize and lead for innovation, specifically in the context of (digital) innovation for sustainable development.

Ulf Seigerroth

Professor Informatics

Ulf's research focuses on business and IT alignment with a specific focus on enterprise architecture and enterprise modeling.

MMTC Affiliated Researchers

Anna Rosengren

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, Jönköping University

The research of Anna focuses on the intersection between openness and privacy. She has received funds from the Swedish Research Foundation (Vetenskapsrådet) and studies the potential impact on privacy of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act.

Benjamin Hartmann

Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Gothenburg

Benjamin’s award-winning research explores the nexus of consumer culture, marketing, and media. He obtained his PhD from JIBS and was a former researcher at MMTC.

Cristobal Benavide

Vice Dean, Faculty of Communication, University de Los Andes, Santiago (Chile)

Cristobal was a Visiting Professor at MMTC in 2013, and is the Director of MMTC’s South America Center. His main research interests include media management, innovation, and leadership.

Daved Berry

Visiting Professor, Business Administration

Daved's research focuses on how design, the arts, and studio methods can improve leadership, innovation, organizing, and problem solving

Erika Arevalo

Doctoral Candidate, Business Administration, Jönköping International Business School

Erika’s research interests include consumer behavior and branding, and her dissertation focuses on Place Branding and its relation with social media.

Min Hang

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University (China)

Min Hang obtained her PhD from MMTC at JIBS, focusing on leadership and entrepreneurship in media. She is the Director of MMTC’s East Asia Center.

Patrik Wikström

Professor, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

Patrik’s research is primarily focused on innovation and learning in the creative industries. He used to be an Associate Professor at MMTC, researching strategic management issues in multinational music companies.

Robert G. Picard

North American Representative, Reuters Institute, University of Oxford

Robert is the founding director of MMTC and Professor of Media Economics. He is a specialist and expert on media economics and policy, and researches about the business challenges facing media in the digital age.

Stuart N. Brotman

International Communications/ Media Lawyer and Management Consultant

Stuart is an international communications and media lawyer, management consultant, and government policymaker. He is also the inaugural Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the U.S.