Master’s in Industrial Economics and Management – Faculty

About Us

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on digitalisation of society and sustainability. Our main task is to contribute to a more sustainable societal development through higher education, research and innovation.

We provide education and conduct research at an international level, focusing on IT in conjunction with engineering, industrial economics, spatial planning, design, and health sciences. We equip our students with skills that prepare them to face future challenges.

Currently, there are approximately 5,300 registered students, divided into 21 undergraduate level and 12 graduate level study programmes. Our staff comprises of 460 employees and the total turnover is 465 million SEK.

The Master’s programme in Industrial Economics and Management is offered by the Department of Industrial Economics. Our faculty members are academic scholars who are active researchers within the areas of Economics and Management.​

Faculty members

Eva LövstålEva Lövstål

PhD in Business Administration

Eva is Director of the Master’s in Industrial Economics and Management Programme. She currently teaches management control, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her current research deals with management control practices in innovation contexts. Eva has long experience of higher education teaching.

Viroj JienwatcharamongkholViroj Jienwatcharamongkhol

PhD In Economics

Viroj is Deputy Director of the Master’s in Industrial Economics and Management Programme. He  currently teaches Strategy and Control, Managerial Economics. Industrial Organization, and Economics Analysis of Technological Change. His current research includes international trade, innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate social governance.

Martin AnderssonMartin Andersson

Professor in Industrial Economics

Martin currently teaches Microeconomics, Strategy, and innovation. His research focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial dynamics, and technology.

Johan EklundJohan Eklund

Professor in Industrial Economics

His research interests concern the relationship between institutions – in particular regulations – and their long-term effects on economic development and growth. He also has broad interest in industrial economics, institutional economics, and law and economics. He is moreover Managing Director of Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.

Jonas Månsson

Professor in Industrial Economics

Jonas currently teaches Management Science/Operation analysis and Industrial Organisation. Research areas are efficiency/productivity, Industrial economics, applied statistics and causal inference. Jonas has been Senior Advisor for the National Audit Offices in Sweden and Norway. He has been guest researcher at Thammasat University, Queensland University of Technology, Amsterdam University, WZB Berlin. He has also organised trainings for regional, national as well as international audiences.

Emil NumminenEmil Numminen

PhD in Industrial Economics and Management

Emil is the Head of Industrial Economics Department at Blekinge Institute of Technology. His research focuses on private-public partnerships, economics of software, and finance.

Shahiduzzaman QuoreshiShahiduzzaman Quoreshi

PhD in Econometrics

He currently teaches the Corporate Finance, Econometrics, Production Economics. His teaching spans microeconomics, industrial organisation, econometrics and finance. His current research focuses on advanced methods in econometrics, finance, and public finance.. Shahid has previously worked as Senior Analyst at The Swedish Growth Agency.

Wen Pan Fagerlin

PhD in Business Administration

Wen currently teaches Industrial Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Research Methodology.  Her research area is strategy and innovation, where a large focus has been exploring top management behavior in innovation. Parallel to her academic career, she has been working as an innovation management consultant, providing consultancy services to international clients from startups to large multinational corporations.

Henrik SällbergHenrik Sällberg

PhD in Industrial Economics

Henrik is Director of the MBA Programme at BTH. He currently teaches corporate finance, marketing, and supply chain management. His current research is about private finance, and demand side incentives. Henrik has more than 15 years’ experience of online higher education.

Philippe Philippe RouchyRouchy

PhD in Sociology

Philippe currently teaches Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Technological Development, Digitalisation, and Social Change. He supervises master’s theses within the MBA programme using Structural Equation Modelling and within the Civilingenjör programme using optimisation methods. His research focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation.

Martin SvenssonMartin Svensson

PhD in Industrial Economics

Martin teaches courses within management, leadership, and research methods. His current research focuses on emotions and economic behaviour. Martin is Director of the Civilingenjör programme.

Trudy-Ann Stone

PhD in Industrial Economics

Trudy-Ann currently teaches Microeconomics and Applied Competition and Market Analysis. Her research focuses on global value chain, international economics, firm productivity, and entrepreneurship.

Anders WrenneAnders Wrenne

Licentiate in Economics

Anders is Director of Studies at Department of Industrial Economics. He currently teaches Industrial management, and Industrial marketing. His current research is on services marketing and service development.

Shujun WangShujun Wang

PhD candidate

Shujun is doing her PhD studies about digital market and digital products, especially focus on mobile apps. Shujun teaches Corporate Finance, Strategy and Industrial Organization.

Research areas

Besides offering world-class education to all our students, our faculty has been conducting impactful research with clear policy implications and a strong focus on the areas of technology, innovation, and economics. Here, you can read a sample of ongoing research projects that we are currently involved in.

Financial market contagion

The study involves the effects of global financial crisis on stock markets across countries.

Demand for mobile apps

We study the determinants of app demand, and impact on app demand on firm performance.

Value-based healthcare

We study how to incorporate value-based concept for the healthcare system in Sweden.

Software & scale-ups

The core question involves how tech firms determine the pace and development of software innovations.

Management control & innovation

We examine how to effectively balance the tension between innovation and control in entrepreneurial ventures.

 

Externally funded projects

Sweden’s Position in Global Value Chains

This project gives a better understanding of the Sweden’s role for global firms and the understanding of the specific position held by Sweden in the internationally fragmented value chains of these firms. Funded by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova, this multi-year project is a collaboration between Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) at Lund University, and Jönköping International Business School (JIBS).

More info about the project: link

 

Rural Entrepreneurship
The project is about the prerequisites and driving forces for growth and growth of new industries and activities that are built around “old resources” such as forest, fisheries and agriculture, in rural areas. The project is in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Forum and financed by The Kamprad Family Foundation.

 

Electric Roads

This EU-funded project involves Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), RISE Research Institute of Sweden, NetPort Science Park, Techtank, and several private companies in the automobile and transport sectors.