About the Program

To enhance academic contacts and international collaboration, the Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC) at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden, is offering to host visiting scholars to carry out research in areas relevant to the Center. Applications are invited from scholars to work on their research projects, exchange ideas and knowledge, and use the resources of the Center and the University. As MMTC does not provide any funding for the visit, applicants are expected to have independent financing.

Visiting scholars will receive:

  • Shared office space located with other visiting research fellows
  • Access to a computer, photocopying and printing, as well as the staff common room
  • Library access
  • Free entry to all institute events

Visiting scholars are expected to:

  • Give a research seminar about their research to faculty members and other PhDs
  • Give one or more guest lectures related to their research topics in classes (Bachelor or Master level)
  • Engage in Center seminar activities
  • Co-author a publication with another MMTC Scholar
  • Share knowledge within their own areas of expertise

For your application, please send us:

  • CV including a list of relevant publications
  • Letter of intent explaining what you expect to gain from the visit, and a one paragraph description of the research you will undertake
  • Personal description

Email your application to: Leona.Achtenhagen@ju.se

Visiting Scholars in recent years


Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko, Postdoctoral researcher at the School of Business and Management at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

Akio Torii, Doctor of Economics and Professor at the department of Economics, Chu University, Tokyo.


Crystal Abidin, Lecturer, SCCA, Deakin University. Postdoctoral Fellow, MMTC, Jönköping University. Researcher, Handelsrådet. Adjunct Research Fellow, CCAT, Curtin University.


Guillaume Durmont, Lecturer, Center for Research and Innovation on Sport, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1. Associate Researcher, Mediacciones - Research in Digital Culture, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia.

Tom Evens, Senior Researcher, University of Gent, Belgium

Harsh Taneja, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Missouri, USA

Tara Nair, Professor of Economics, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India


Andreu Castellet, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Information and Documentation of the University of Murcia, Spain


Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, Professor, Department of Telecommunication, University of Florida, USA

Manuel Goyanes, Post-Doc researcher in Media Management at Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain


Min Hang, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, China

Cristobal Benavides, Faculty of Communication, University de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile


George Sylvie, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, USA


Angela M. Powers, Professor and Director of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Kansas State University, USA

Ethel Pis Diez, Professor, School of Communication at Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina

M. Björn von Rimscha, Senior Research and Teaching Associate, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Patricia Phalen, Associate Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, USA


Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Professor of Media Management, Department of Communication, Media and Theatre, University of Tampere, Finland

Bozena I. Mierzejewska, Research Fellow at the Institute for Media and Communications Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


Cindy Price, Associate Professor, Communication and Journalism Department, University of Wyoming, USA

Michel Clement, Professor at the Institute of Marketing and Media, University of Hamburg, Germany

Hanna-Kaisa Ellonen, Senior Lecturer of Knowledge Management at Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business, Finland

Arne H. Krumsvik, Research Fellow at Oslo University College, Finland

Visiting Scholars Prior to 2008

Baoguo Cui

Pedro Antonio Roja Villada

George Sylvie

Zhengrong Hu

Hans van Kranenburg

Annette Hill