In education, this knowledge platform specializes in strategy, marketing, and business models relevant to international business firms. We offer a global approach with a local basis in our educational programs extending from courses for Ph.D. candidates to specialized programs on the masters and bachelor levels, and courses for management.
(Un)authentic leadership of digital transformations? Discussion seminar
Final seminar in Business Administration for Heidi Coral Thornton
Invitation to the panel discussion: The PhD Supervisor? ─ Coach ─ Mentor ─ Leader for Tomorrows World?
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PhD supervision course in authentic leadership - All day
Migrant language talent workshop - All day
Baltic Sea Region/Emerging Markets & China Day 2020 Conference
Global Mind Platform Research Seminar Research Seminar
Midway seminar for Heidi Coral Thornton & Pär Vasko, Business Administration
Baltic Sea Region/China Day 2018 Conference
No business is an island and no business is immune to the pressures of increased globalization. The fact of most modern firm is that most companies are engaged in e-business and do either export to overseas markets, import parts and raw materials from abroad, and/or face competition from foreign rivals.
The Global Mind aims to provide the necessary knowledge and understanding to effectively manage the pressures of globalization for the benefit of businesses concerned and wider society. In broad terms, research at the platform considers not just firm strategies and management, but also issues related to corporate social responsibility, sustainability and the impact of foreign trade on and investment in e.g emerging markets. The research platform Global Mind focuses on border crossing activities of business firms within the setting of an increasingly globalized world.
The goal of the research platform is to contribute to an improved understanding of performance of business firms in international markets, through the study of strategy and activities such as E-commerce, marketing and international entrepreneurship, both of the individual firm and through the relationships with other actors. In particular, the platform rests on a distinct competence in research on international strategy, business marketing and digital business models. The global approach includes studies of firms operating in Europe and the USA, and in the so-called BRICS countries including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
The Global Mind platform at Linnaeus University already has a significant reputation within Sweden and Europe, with members of the platform publishing in top international journals and receiving awards for outstanding work. The platform aims at providing high quality knowledge to the academic community and interest groups with an impact.
Local insight – Global reach
We are also actively contributing to the academic society by attending leading research conferences and editing leading journals like; Journal of International Entrepreneurship, European Business Review, and European journal of International Management.
A large part of the empirical research at the platform is carried out in close and interactive collaboration with the business actors in the Swedish region of Småland. Thus, local and regional actors, students and the researchers take active part in the knowledge production.
The research of the members of the platform covers different topics; hence, these are organized in the overall areas of:
- International Strategies and Performance (Business Strategy, E-business Marketing)
- International Business Management and Emerging markets (International Entrepreneurship, Emerging market management)
- International Marketing and Sales (Sales Management, Global Sourcing).
- Anders Pehrsson Professor
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- Hans Lundberg Senior lecturer
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- Heidi Coral Thornton Doctoral student
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- Michael Råberg Lecturer
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- Per Servais Professor
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- Peter Caesar Lecturer
- Richard Afriyie Owusu Associate Professor
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- Rosalina Torres Postdoctoral Fellow
- Susanne Sandberg Associate Professor
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