Academic Staff

Assistant Professor Mart Ots, Director of MMTC

Mart Ots is currently the director of the Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC) at Jönköping International Business School. The research centre MMTC, financed by the Carol-Olof & Jenz Hamrin Foundation, is dedicated to stimulating new research initiatives and building new knowledge about the economics and business of the media.

Mart earned his doctoral degree in business administration in 2010, and until 2013 he held the position of assistant professor at the department of Media and Communication Science at Jönköping University.

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Professor Leona Achtenhagen

Leona Achtenhagen is professor of Strategy & Organization. She received her PhD from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She has held previous appointments at Warwick Business School, UK and the University of Bamberg, Germany.

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Professor Karl Erik Gustafsson (Professor Emeritus)

Karl Erik Gustafsson is professor of media economics. Gustafsson was educated at the School of Economics and Commercial Law in Göteborg. He has held appointments since 1963, including a professorship in mass media economics, a chair financed by the Carl-Olof and Jenz Hamrin Foundation. Since 1993 he has served as an international reader at the Swedish School of Social Sciences, Helsinki University.

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Professor Lucy Küng

Lucy Küng holds a Phd and habilitation from the University of St. Gallen where she was Director of the Competence Centre for the Media and Communication Industries, an international research consortium/think tank examining strategic, management and organisational challenges facing the media industry, with partner companies including the BBC, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Networks, and von Holtzbrinck. She was responsible for development and delivery of MA and Executive MBA courses in Media Management at the University of St. Gallen.

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Professor Rolf A. Lundin

Rolf A. Lundin is professor of Business Administration. His research focuses on temporary organizations and projects. Currently he is involved in studying project organizing in media industries, in particular TV production companies.

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Professor Robert G. Picard

Robert G. Picard is Professor of Media Economics. His research focuses on economic structures of media markets, media industries and firms, demand for media products and services, business models and strategies of media operations, productivity of media firms, financial performance, and government policies affecting economic aspects of media. His research has involved newspapers, advertising, broadcasting, and new media.

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Associate Professor Stefan Melesko

After positions as managing director of a magazine publisher, senior vice president of one of the larger retail companies in Sweden and the managing director of the Bonnier Business Press Stefan Melesko went back to academia and received a Ph.D. in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. The dissertation focused on strategic options in the newspapers industry in counter-acting the effects of business cycle fluctuations on company revenue streams and overall performances.

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Associate Professor Patrik Wikström

Patrik's Ph.D research at Karlstad University (2003-2006) was focused on strategic management issues in multinational music companies. He also has a master's degree from the School of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University in Gothenburg. Patrik has industry experience from the media and telecom industries which includes work as business development manager and strategy consultant.

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