Mathias Karlsson

Mathias Karlsson

Associate senior lecturer
Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship School of Business and Economics
A2033, Hus Forma, Kalmar
Save contact Download image


My research and teaching focus on topics such as entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, organization, business ethics, and sustainability. In my research, I mainly use ideas and concepts from the humanities, and in particular philosophy.  

My doctoral thesis Infinitely Demanding Entrepreneurship is an ethnographically inspired study where I use the philosopher Simon Critchley's work in order to analyze the social initiative 'IKEA's partnership with social entrepreneurs'.

Infinitely Demanding Entrepreneurship won the Oskar Sillén's Prize (2018) for best doctoral thesis in business administration in Sweden. You find the full thesis as a pdf below (publications).

From January 2021 to December 2023, I will work full-time as a researcher thanks to Handelsbanken and their Wallander Scholarship. 


I am currently teaching in the following courses:

2FE512. Organiserandets utmaningar och problem (course responsible)

1FE466. Entreprenörskap och grundläggande affärsutveckling (course responsible)

4FE534. Contemporary issues in management (teacher)

2FE78E. Examensarbete i organisation (supervisor) 



Mathias Karlsson presents his research within the Bridge, a collaboration between Linnaeus University and IKEA, about entrepreneurship as a force for societal change.



Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Conference paper (Other academic)

Book (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)