Anders Pehrsson

Anders Pehrsson

Department of Marketing and Tourism Studies School of Business and Economics
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Anders Pehrsson carries out research on and teaches about the international strategies of different companies. In his research, he studies, for instance, strategic driving forces behind successful establishments on export markets like Britain, Germany, the US, and Eastern Europe. Studies have been carried out on a number of companies in many different lines of business, including vehicle and telecommunication. The research leads to the development of models and methods that companies can use to increase their international competitiveness.

Anders got his degree of master of science in engineering in industrial economics in 1980 and his degree of doctor of philosophy in business and economics in 1986 at Linköping University. His dissertation deals with strategic planning and intelligence reports and studies made primarily within the ASEA and Ericsson groups. He became associate professor of business administration at Stockholm University in 1994 and professor of business administration at Linnaeus University (then Växjö University) in 2000.

He is an amateur athlete with his primary merits being Småland champion in table tennis as a 15-year old with Värnamo BTK in 1971 and an official time of 2.47 hours on the Lidingöloppet 30 km distance in 1981.


Anders teaches at all levels: first-cycle, second-cycle and third-cycle. He is responsible for courses with links to his research and he gives lectures, holds seminars, supervises and examines.


Anders has had roughly 100 scientific articles and other works published. These include:

  • Articles in leading scientific journals like Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Business Research, International Marketing Review and Journal of International Entrepreneurship.
  • Monographs that have been published by, for instance, the publishing house Routledge in London and New York.
  • Several book chapters.
  • A large number of contributions to internationally leading conferences arranged by, among others, Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management and Academy of International Business.


Since 2014, Anders has been the editor of the scientific journal European Business Review.

As external expert he often reviews scientific works sent in to leading journals, publishing houses and conferences. Reviews have been carried out on commission from, for instance, Asia Pacific Management Review, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, European Business Review, European Journal of Marketing, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Administrative and Social Sciences, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Management Research News, Management Research Review, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, and Telecommunications Policy as well as for the publishing houses Prentice Hall Europe, Routledge Research and Addison-Wesley.

In 2009, Anders was appointed:

"Outstanding Reviewer on European Business Review" at the Emerald Literati Network 2009 Awards for Excellence

As external expert, he also often participates at assessments of applicants' skills in connection to promotions and appointments of senior lecturers, associate professors, and professors. In addition, he regularly has the role of opponent at the defence of doctoral theses and is part of grading committees.

Finally, Anders has a lot of experience of internal commissions. This experience has been gained by, for instance, being chairman of the research faculty in business administration 2001–2006, member of the faculty board for the faculty of social sciences and a member of the council for skills management and recruitment.

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