Anna Blombäck

Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives
Leadership Team , Jönköping International Business School
Assistant Professor Business Administration
Accounting, Marketing, SCM, Informatics and Law , Jönköping International Business School
PhD in Business Administration

Blombäck has been employed by Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) since 1998. Besides teaching and research, since 2005 she has experience from several management positions and assignments. In addition to the current assignment as Associate Dean of Strategic initiatives, she has been Associate Dean of Education 2013 - 2019, Interim Dean and Managing Director (Feb – Aug 2016), Director of Studies (2012-2013), Programme Coordinator (2011-2012), and deputy Department Head (2008-2009).

In terms of teaching, Blombäck's experience ranges from 1999 and includes development as well as teaching of courses at Bachelor and Master level. The areas of teaching has varied, but with special focus on marketing, business ethics, research methods.

In terms of research, Blombäck obtained a PhD in Business Administration in 2005, focused on marketing communications and branding. Following the PhD, her research expanded into a broader area of study, focusing the interactions between companies and their surroundings, exploring topics like corporate identity, values, and social responsibility. A common point of departure for the research has been how expectations and perceptions of companies ultimately translate into management of stakeholder relationships.

The time spent on research and teaching decreased in 2013 when being appointed Associate Dean of Education (ADE) – a full time position at JIBS.

Since 2013 Blombäck holds the overarching responsibility for JIBS national and international accreditations. She is engaged in international accreditation by acting as a reviewer for EFMD and by serving as a member of the Accreditation Board for "EFMD programme accreditation". 

Article

Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2016). Identifying the Role of Heritage Communication: A Stakeholder-Function Framework International Studies of Management and Organization, 46(4), 256-268.
Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2014). Corporate community responsibility as an outcome of individual embeddedness Social Responsibility Journal, 10(2), 297-315.
Blombäck, A., Scandelius, C. (2013). Corporate Heritage in CSR Communication: A means to responsible brand image? Corporate Communications. An International Journal, 18(3), 362-382.
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2013). The dual opening to brand heritage in family businesses Corporate Communications. An International Journal, 18(3), 327-346.
Blombäck, A., Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2012). Exploring the logics of corporate brand identity formation Corporate Communications. An International Journal, 17(1), 7-28.
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2009). Corporate identity manifested through historical references Corporate Communications. An International Journal, 14(1), 404-419.
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). Challenging the importance of size as determinant for CSR activities Management of environmental quality, 20(3), 255-270.
Blombäck, A., Axelsson, B. (2007). The role of corporate brand image in the selection of new subcontractors Journal of business & industrial marketing, 22(6), 418-430.
Blombäck, A. (2001). Generation X – killar, tjejer och androgyna varumärken Brandnews, 12(12).

Book chapter

Blombäck, A., Botero, I. (2013). Reputational capital in family firms: Understanding uniqueness from the stakeholder point of view. In: Poutziouris, P. Smyrnios, K. Goel, S. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Family Business
Blombäck, A., Craig, J. (2013). Marketing from a family business perspective. In: Leif Melin, Mattias Nordqvist, and Pramodita Sharma (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of family business (pp. 423 -442). London: Sage Publications
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2013). Imprints, Self-reinforcement and Active Reinforcement: The Case of Corporate Value Statements. In: Jörg Sydow & Georg Schreyögg (Ed.), Self-Reinforcing Processes in and Among Organizations (pp. 162 -182). Hondmills Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2012). Corporate responsibility practices among Swedish retailers: A resource-based view on differences between chain stores and independent stores. In: J. Hagberg, U. Holmberg, M. Sundström & L. Walter (Ed.), Nordic Retail Research – Emerging diversity Göteborg: Bokförlaget BAS
Blombäck, A. (2010). För vad och vems skull har detaljhandeln ansvar?. In: Så skapades den moderna butiken: teknik, ansvar och arbete under 100 år (pp. 141 -168). Stockholm: Centrum för Näringslivshistoria
Blombäck, A. (2009). Brand meaning and impact in subcontractor contexts. In: Mark S. Glynn, Arch G. Woodside (Ed.), Business-to-business brand management: theory, research and executive case study exercises (pp. 223 -261).
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). Företaget som samhällsentreprenör. In: Samhällets entreprenörer: en forskarantologi om samhällsentreprenörskap (pp. 39 -55). Stockholm: KK-stiftelsen

Conference paper

Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2013). Executive interventions in the corporate value process. 29th EGOS Colloquium in Montréal.
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2012). Corporate Brand Heritage; Not Always About Family History. 8th Workshop on Family Firm Management Research – The family business: a beauty or a beast? Jönköping, Sweden, May 31st – June 2nd, 2012.
Blombäck, A., Brundin, E., Melin, L. (2011). The meaning of family business: An investigation of definitions and patterns in family business research. The 11th annual IFERA conference.
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2011). Family and Business Heritage Entwined: How Family Businesses Rely on Heritage to Compose Corporate Identity. The First International Corporate Brand Heritage and Corporate Heritage Identity Symposium.
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2011). Bridging generations – A study of corporate values statements in family firms. The 11th annual IFERA conference, Palermo.
Blombäck, A. (2010). The seconding values of family business in corporate branding – a tentative model. Lancaster: Lancaster University Management School, 10th Annual World Family Business Research Conference.
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2010). Formally stated Corporate Values in Listed Family Firms. The 6th Workshop on Family Firms Management Research.
Botero, I., Blombäck, A. (2010). Leveraging the family brand: Using brand management to highlight the advantages of family firms. Lancaster: Lancaster University Management School, 10th Annual World Family Business Research Conference.
Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2010). Corporate responsibility practices among Swedish retailers - contrasting chains and single stores in view of the resource-based view. The Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference 2010 (NRWC), Gothenburg, 10-11 November.
Blombäck, A. (2010). Caught in the middle - how retailers interpret and perform corporate responsibility related to consumers, supply chains, and employees. The corporate responsibility research conference 2010, Marseille, 14-16 September.
Blombäck, A., Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2009). Family as part of the corporate brand: spotting the ambiguous, emergent and strategic forms of identity creation. Nicosia, Cyprus: International Family Enterprise Research Academy, 9th IFERA World Family Business Research Conference - Global Perspectives on Family Business Developments: "Theory - Practice - Policy", Limassol, Cyprus, June 24th- 27th, 2009.
Blombäck, A., Brundin, E. (2009). Handler revisited - mission completed?: An updated review of family business definitions in research publications and among practitioners. The 5th Workshop on Family Firms Management Research (EISAM), Hasselt, Belgium, June 7-9, 2009.
Blombäck, A., Brundin, E. (2009). The family business definition among researchers, practitioners and policy makers: Differences, similarities and implications. The 9th IFERA World Family Business Research Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, June 24th- 27th, 2009.
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). What if it is not family that makes a difference? Reinterpreting findings on family business and CSR. FERC 2009: Family Enterprise Research Conference, Winnipeg, Canada.
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). How social intrapreneurship becomes marketing: within and beyond the focal firm. AUMEC 2009: Ankara University. International Conference Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Blombäck, A., Anderson, H. (2009). Product Development on the House: A  Small Subcontractor and Its Customer Interaction. AUMEC 2009: Ankara University. International Conference Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). The market as panopticon: Explaining differences in CSR accounts. 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7-11, 2009 - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Blombäck, A. (2009). The recognition and neglect of reputation: a study of Swedish subcontractors. AUMEC 2009: Ankara University. International Conference Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2008). Corporate identity of family firms: How family businesses refer to family and company history in their marketing efforts. 4th workshop on family firms management research, Naples, Italy, 8-10 June, 2008..
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2008). Are not multinationals also community actors?: Challenging the notion of small versus large firm corporate social responsibility. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008.
Blombäck, A. (2006). The impact of relationships and networks on industrial buying behavior - a tentative model.. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008.
Blombäck, A. (2006). The family business concept as an element in corporate branding. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008.
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2005). Corporate Social Responsibility: not so easy to identify. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008.
Blombäck, A. (2004). Reputation and image a key for sales? Discussing corporate branding in the subcontractor market.. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008.
Blombäck, A. (2003). Branding released as a general marketing issue.. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008.
Blombäck, A., Wiklund, J. (1999). The Risk-taking Behaviour of Rapid Growth SMEs. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008.

Doctoral thesis

Report

Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2011). Butikens samhällsansvar: Om Innebörden av samhällsansvar i handeln. Stockholm: Handelns Utvecklingsråd
Blombäck, A. (2000). Growth and risk taking behaviour in SMEs. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School