Meet the MMTC Team


  • Leona Achtenhagen

    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.Read more about Leona's research and publications here


  • 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 main area of research is the economic analysis of the strategic interactions between market agents, given detailed and possibly realistic specifications of the exchange process.  
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    Almas Heshmati

    Professor, Economics
    Almas Heshmati is Professor of Economics at Jönköping University. He has held similar positions at the Sogang University, Korea University, Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan Hawler, a...
  • 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.
  • Andrea Schneider

    Associate Professor, Economics
    Read more about Andrea's research and see a list of her publications here External link, opens in new window.
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    Andreas Jansson

    Associate Professor, Business Administration
    Andreas Jansson works as associate professor in accounting at JIBS since 2020, where he teaches mainly financial accounting. He finished his PhD with a thesis about coalition formation among minority ...
  • Annika Ehlers

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate(Currently on leave)
    Annika's research focuses on innovation, new technologies and the influence of digital transformation in media management.More information about Annika's research and publications can be found here
  • Ayesha Manzoor

    JIBS research/teaching assistant
    Ayesha`s research focuses on consumer airline experiences, brand emotions, social media and netnography.More information about Ayesha's research and publications can be found here
  • Azzurra Morreale

    Senior Associate Professor, Finance
    Azzurra Morreale is a Senior Associate Professor in Finance at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden. Currently, she is also a Visiting Associate Professor at LUT University, Finlan...
  • Brian McCauley

    Assistant Professor, Marketing
    Brian's research interests are multi-disciplinary and digital, focusing on gaming and esports through the lens of marketing, communications and social media.
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    Carla G Machado

    Assistant Professor
    Carla's research focuses on sustainable operations management, particularly in the Industry 4.0 context, operations strategy, and organizational digital readiness. The main theoretical areas include o...
  • Christian Sandström

    Associate Professor
    Christian Sandström is associate professor in digital business.Christian wrote his PhD thesis on Disruptive Innovation and, basing his work on historical studies of technological change in e.g. the ca...
  • Daniel Alejandro de los Rios Pérez

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate
    Daniel’s research focuses on exploring decision-making processes and strategies using systems dynamics as well as globalization’s phenomena like reshoring and offshoring. His interest includes quantit...
  • Darko Pantelic

    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.More information about Darko'...
  • Dinara Tokbaeva

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    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

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration 

    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 sustainabil...
  • Edward Gillmore

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Edward’s research focuses on the microfoundations of firm innovation, with emphasis on subsidiary resource and relationship management. He is interested in assessing how foreign subsidiaries innovate ...
  • Einav Peretz Andersson

    LecturerDepartment of Computer Science and Informatics School of Engineering, Jönköping University
  • Elvira Kaneberg

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Elvira's research focuses on humanitarian aspects, safety and security, and civil society within the supply chain management, logistics, networks and organization
  • Emilia Florin Samuelsson

    Associate Dean of Faculty, Business AdministrationAssistant Professor
    Emilia’s research focuses on management accounting practices and control across cultures and socio-economic differences.Read more about Emilia's research and publications here
  • Emma Stendahl

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration(Currently on leave)
    Emma’s research focuses on collaborative approaches to entrepreneurship and innovation in an international context.She has worked closely with patient organizations/ communities and patient entreprene...
  • Erwan Dujeancourt

    Erwan Dujeancourt successfully defended his doctoral thesis on the 26th April 2024. The title of Erwan’s thesis is“Labor, Firm and Wealth Effects of Gender and Sexuality” Erwan is currently pursuing a ...
  • Fyery Adhena Abreha

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate
  • Gonzalo Luna-Cortes

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Gonzalo Luna-Cortés is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Jönköping International Business School. His research focuses on consumer behavior applied to the field of tourism. He has published in jo...
  • Guénola Nonet

    Assistant Professor, Business AdministrationJIBS Champion for Responsibility in Action
    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...
  • 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.More information about Hamid Jafari
  • Imran Ilyas

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Imran's research focuses on business model innovation, creativity and its relationship with innovation, disruption in advertising industry due to digital business models, sustainable business models, ...
  • Joaquin Cestino

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    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 in...
  • Johan Larsson

    Lecturer, Business Administration
    Relationships between buyers and sellers in the industrial market is the main field of research for Johan Larsson. In particular Johan has a research interest about supplier development.
  • Joshua Maine

    Doctoral Candidate, Business Administration
    Read more about Joshua, his research, and publications here
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    Jun Xiao

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Jun Xiao received her PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands. Her research interests include how people strategise, innovate, and coordinate within novel forms of organizing with the...
  • Kamran Rashidi

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Kamran's research focuses on supply chain management, sourcing, purchasing, supplier management, competitiveness, and implementing sustainability within the supply chain management context.
  • Lucia Naldi

    Professor in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
    Lucia's research interests broadly concern phenomena related to entrepreneurship in context. Recent projects aim at developing a better understanding of globalization and digitalization as external en...
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    Lucia Pizzichini

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
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    Madeleine Meurer

    Post-Doc Researcher
    Madeleine Meurer is a postdoctoral researcher at Jönköping International Business School. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from EBS University for Business and Law in Germany and graduated...
  • Marcel Garz

    Associate Professor, Economics
    Marcel’s research focuses on the economics of news markets, especially from an empirical perspective
  • Marcela Ramirez Pasillas

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Marcela’s research focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation and immigrant entrepreneurship.
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    Maria Arango Kure

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate
    More information about Maria and her research interests coming soon!
  • 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.Read more about Mart's research and publicati...
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    Matilde Messina

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate
    More information about Matilde and her research interests can be found here External link, opens in new window.
  • Miguel Gil

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Miguel is currently an Assistant Professor of accounting and finance with Jönköping International Business School. His research interests focus on management accounting, organizational learning and ma...
  • Mohammad Eslami

    Associate Professor, Business AdministrationDirector of PhD Candidates
    Read more about Mohammad, his research and publications here
  • 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.Read more about Olof's research and ...
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    Prince Chacko Johnson

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate
    Prince Chacko Johnson is a doctoral student in digital business and a member of MMTC. His current research focuses on digital transformation and digital research methods. Read more about Prince Chacko...
  • Rida Ijaz

    Doctoral Candidate, Business Administration
    More information about Rida and her research can be found via this link External link, opens in new window.
  • Ryan Rumble

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Ryan Rumble is an organizational theorist specialising on the roles of integrity and practical wisdom in entrepreneurship, through a complexity theory perspective. He is particularly interesting in un...
  • Sambit Lenka

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration

    Read more about Sambit, his research and publications here
  • Sindi Sheri

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate
    Sindi's research interests focuses on entrepreneurship, digitalization, and the development of early established firms
  • 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
  • Sumaya Hashim

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Sumaya’s research interests include entrepreneurship especially female entrepreneurship, family business and social media.
  • Thomas Cyron

    Assistant Professor
    Thomas' research focuses on investigating how early stage ventures develop into full-fledged companies by collecting longitudinal data from online sources.Thomas is involved in, amongst other things, ...
  • Timur Uman

    Professor, Business AdministrationAccounting and Management Control
    Read more about Timur's research and publications here
  • 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.Read more about Tomas' research and publications her...
  • Ulf Aagerup

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    There are two main facets to Ulf's research. One is experimental research on consumer behavior and branding. Ulf is interested in how social norms affect consumer behavior and how consumers use brands...
  • Yuliya Khvatsik

    Assistant Professor, Commercial and Digital Law
    Main Fields of Study and Scientific Interests:
    Strengthening consumer protection and competition in the digital economy (digitization of the economy), FinTech, EdTech, problems of practically-oriented ...
  • Zanele Rydh (Lurafu)

    Doctoral Candidate, Business Administration
    Zanele's research focuses on social innovation.Read more about Zanele's research and publications here

MMTC Affiliated Researchers

  • Andrea Kuiken

    Andrea's research focuses on internationalization of small,- and medium-sized companies. She is interested in the dynamics of international growth after initial foreign market entry in different firm ...
  • Anette Johansson

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration,
    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 person...
  • Crystal Abidin

    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, a...
  • Jasmine Lihua Liu

    Jasmine’s research focus is business model innovation (BMI) in the renewable energy business context and experimental approach in BMI. Jasmine is trained in business administration (bachelor level), a...
  • Julia Grimm

    Julia has a background in organisation and management studies and qualitative research methods, and her primary research interests include phenomena such as transnational and collaborative governance,...
  • Manuela Schmidt

    Manuela has a background in business administration as well as in health science and her current research interest focuses on the mental health and well-being of various occupational groups. It also t...
  • Mark Edwards

    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. 
  • Nadia Arshad

    Nadia Arshad successfully defended her thesis Backers’ crowdfunding journey – An engagement perspective” on 17 December 2021 at Jönköping International Business School.
  • Norbert Steigenberger

    Norbert's research focusses on different topics in Organization and Organizational Behavior, such as post-merger integration, routines, decision-making or crowdfunding. His research is published in to...
  • Nurit Nahum

    Nurit holds a Ph.D. in studies in Strategy, from Tel Aviv University, Coller School of Management, as well as having graduated from Harvard Business School's Executive Education program. Her research ...
  • Per Skoglund

    Per holds a Ph.D. in business administration, at JIBS, as well as having a master degree in engineering from Chalmers and Higher officers education from the Swedish Defence University. His research in...
  • Petter Björkebäck

    Petter is the CEO and founder of Village, Smålands´ People & Culture Partner, and has 20 years of experience as a manager and leader in various roles in business and academia. Recently, he has led a v...
  • Rolf A. Lundin

    Professor Emeritus, Business Administration
    Rolf's research interests include project management and temporary organizations within and beyond the media industries.
  • Sara Ekberg

    Sara's research focuses on how organization of various sizes overcome challenges. Sara has conducted studies on this topic in various contexts; including the challenges of starting a new business, the...
  • Sari Virta

    Sari's research interest stems from practical media management work and concerns creativity and innovation in media organizations and their networks.
  • Shanyun (Sam) Lu

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

    Songming obtained a PhD in Business Administration from Jönköping International Business School. His research focuses on marketing communication, visual research, and place branding.
  • 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.
  • Ulla Saari

    Ulla's research focuses on sustainable production and consumption, sustainability-oriented innovation, technology and innovation management, circular economy and sustainable business. Ulla holds a D.S...