Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on IT and innovation for sustainable growth. 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 5,200 registered students, divided into 20 undergraduate level study programmes. Our staff comprise 450 employees. The total turnover is 450 million SEK.
The MBA programme is offered by the Department of Industrial Economics. Our faculty is composed of PhDs in the areas of Economics and Management. We have delivered teaching in this programme for over twenty years. The research focus at the department is on the interplay between technology, industry dynamics, and innovation.
(Professor in Industrial Economics)
Martin currently teaches Microeconomics, Strategy, and innovation. His research focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial dynamics, and technology.
(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.
(PhD In Economics)
He is the current course manager for Strategy and Control, and Managerial Economics in the MBA-Programme. He moreover teaches managerial economics, industrial organization, and strategy. His current research includes international trade, innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate social governance.
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.
(PhD in Business Administration)
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.
(PhD in 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.
Holds a PhD in Industrial Economics and Management and is Head of Department of Industrial Economics at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Dr Numminen’s conducts research about e.g. private-public partnerships, software economics and finance.
(PhD In Econometrics)
He currently teaches the Corporate Finance course in the MBA-Programme. His teaching spans microeconomics, industrial organization, econometrics and Finance. His current research is about econometrics, finance, and public finance.. Shahid has previously worked as senior analyst at The Swedish Growth Agency.
(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.
(PhD in Industrial Economics)
Martin is currently the course manager for Principles of Leadership and Management, and Research Methods in Industrial Economics in the MBA-programme. His teaching spans management, leadership, and research methods. His current research is about emotions and economical behaviour. Martin is moreover director of one of our largest campus programmes.
(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.
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.
Besides offering world-class education to all our MBA 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.
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
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.
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.