Mikaela Backman

Assistant Professor Economics

Director of PhD Candidates
Economics , Jönköping International Business School

Co-Director

CEnSE - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics , Jönköping International Business School

PhD in Economics


Research

Mikaela Backman´s research interest includes several areas; financial capital, human capital, Swedish characteristics and firm performance with a focus on financial intermediaries and their impact on regional development.

Biography

Mikaela Backman is a Ph. D Candidate in Economics at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) since 2007. She received her M.Sc. in Economics at JIBS in the spring of 2006. Before appointed as a PH.D Candidate she worked a year as research assistant at JIBS involved in projects handling regional economics and development, metropolitan regions and creative industries.

Mikaela Backman´s dissertation work is being financed by Sparbankernas Forskningsstiftelse which is gratefully acknowledged.

Article

Nilsson, P., Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Maniriho, A. (2019). One cow per poor family: Effects on the growth of consumption and crop production World Development, 114, 1-12. More information
Baù, M., Pittino, D., Chirico, F., Backman, M., Klaesson, J. (2019). Roots to grow: Family firms and local embeddedness in rural and urban contexts Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 43(2), 360-385. More information
Backman, M., Nilsson, P. (2018). The role of cultural heritage in attracting skilled individuals Journal of Cultural Economics, 42(1), 111-138. More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2018). Entrepreneurship and age across time and space Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 109(3), 371-385. More information
Backman, M., Wallin, T. (2018). Access to banks and external capital acquisition: Perceived innovation obstacles The annals of regional science, 61(1), 161-187. More information
Backman, M., Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2017). Innovation in the hospitality industry: Firm or location? Tourism Economics, 23(8), 1591-1614. More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2017). Location of New Firms: Influence of Commuting Behaviour Growth and Change, 48(4), 682-699. More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2016). Determinants of self-employment among commuters and non-commuters Papers in regional science (Print), 95(4), 755-774. More information
Backman, M., Mellander, C., Gabe, T. (2016). Effects of human Capital on the growth and survival of Swedish businesses Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 46(1), 22-38. More information
Backman, M., Palmberg, J. (2015). Contextualizing small family firms: How does the urban-rural context affect firm employment growth? The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(4), 247-258. More information
Backman, M. (2015). Banks and new firm formation Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 22(4), 734-761. More information
Backman, M., Lööf, H. (2015). The geography of innovation and entrepreneurship The annals of regional science, 55(1), 1-6. More information
Backman, M. (2014). Returns to Education across the urban-rural hierarchy The Review of Regional Studies, 44(1), 33-59 Stillwater: Oklahoma State University . More information
Backman, M. (2014). Human capital in firms and regions: Impact on firm productivity Papers in regional science (Print), 93(3), 557-575. More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2013). Determinants of entrepreneurship: Is it all about the individual or the region? International Review of Entrepreneurship, 11(3), 1-24. More information
Karlsson, C., Backman, M. (2011). Accessibility to human capital and new firm formation International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 7(1/2/3), 7-22. More information

Book

Eriksson, S., Backman, M., Balkow, J., Dahlkild, J. (2008). Varför producera utomlands?: 11 fallstudier från Jönköpings län om outsourcing och offshoring. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information

Book chapter

Backman, M., Johansson, B., Lööf, H., Nabavi, P., Palmberg, J. (2015). Mångfald och innovationer i urbana regioner. In: Jonas Gustafsson och Åse Karlén (Ed.), Det innovativa Sverige 2: Innovation och attraktion i stad på landsbygd (pp. 21 -39). Stockholm: ESBRI More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2014). Returns to Higher Education: a Regional Perspective. In: Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Roger R. Stough (Ed.), Knowledge, Innovation And Space (pp. 237 -264). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing More information

Conference paper

Nilsson, P., Maniriho, A., Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2017). One cow per poor family: effects on the growth of consumption and crop production. Addis Ababa International Conference on Business and Economics (AAICBE) on 6-8 December 2017. More information
Chirico, F., Backman, M., Baù, M., Karlsson, M., Pittino, D. (2017). No Firm is an Island: Local Embeddedness and Rural-Urban Contexts for Business Growth in Family versus non-Family Firms.. IFERA 2017: annual conference June 28-July 1, 2017, Zadar, Croatia, 2017. More information
Backman, M. (2016). Career trajectories of immigrants in Sweden. 63rd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Minneapolis, USA, November 9-12, 2016. More information
Backman, M. (2013). Who says life is over after 55? Entrepreneurship and an aging population. NARSC Conference, 13-16 November 2013, Atlanta. More information
Backman, M., Kohlhase, J. (2013). The Influence of Diversity on the Formation, Survival and Growth of New Firms. NARSC Conference, 13-16 November 2013, Atlanta. More information
backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2011). Regional variations in returns to education. NARSC Conference, 13-16 November 2013, Atlanta. More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2011). Returns to Education: A Regional Perspective. The Western Regional Science Association, 50th Anniversary Meeting, Monterey, California, February 27–March 2, 2011. More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2010). Location of Talent. 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, 19th – 23rd August 2010, Jönköping, Sweden. More information
Backman, M. (2009). Human capital and firm performance. 12th Uddevalla Symposium, 11–13 June, 2009, Bari, Italy. More information
Backman, M. (2008). Accessibility and New Firm Formation. 12th Uddevalla Symposium, 11–13 June, 2009, Bari, Italy. More information
Bjerke, L., Backman, M. (2008). Inter-regional Labour Mobility and Returns to Migration. Regional Studies Association, Winter Conference. More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2008). Return to higher Education: A regional perspective. Trollhättan: Department of Economics and IT, University West, The 11th Uddevalla Symposium, 15-17 May, 2008, Kyoto, Japan. More information
Backman, M. (2008). Spatial capital mobility: An empirical study. Trollhättan: Department of Economics and IT, University West, The 11th Uddevalla Symposium, 15-17 May, 2008, Kyoto, Japan. More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2008). Returns to higher education: A regional perspective. 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27-31 August 2008 Liverpool, UK. More information
Backman, M. (2008). Spatial capital mobility: An empirical study. 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27-31 August 2008 Liverpool, UK. More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2007). Human Capital and New Firm Formation. Trollhättan: Department of Economics and Informatics, University West, 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27-31 August 2008 Liverpool, UK. More information
Backman, M. (2007). Financial Accessibility and New Firm Formation. 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27-31 August 2008 Liverpool, UK. More information

Doctoral thesis

Backman, M. (2013). Regions, Human Capital and New Firm Formation (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School). More information

Other publications

Backman, M. . Regional Variation of Returns to Education. More information

Report

Backman, M., Wallin, T. (2017). Access to financial intermediaries and external capital acquisition. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of Technology, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS) More information
Nilsson, P., Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Maniriho, A. (2017). One cow per poor family: effects on consumption and crop production in Rwanda. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of technology, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS) More information
Backman, M., Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2017). Innovationer inom besöksnäringen. More information
Backman, M., Hjalager, A., Wikhamn, W. (2017). Hur ser morgondagens hotell ut? Forskningsprojekt om innovationer inom hotellbranschen. More information
Backman, M., Nilsson, P., Klaesson, J., Westlund, H., Rickardsson, J., Wassen, L. (2016). Utvärdering av Landsbygdsprogrammet 2007-2013 (Axel 1). Jönköping: Jordbruksverket More information
Backman, M., Nilsson, P., Klaesson, J., Strömberg, C. (2015). Jämställdhet, integration och konkurrenskraft: En empirisk studie med fokus påsvenska jordbruksföretag. More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Johansson, S., Klaesson, J., Norman, T., Wallin, T., Wixe, S. (2015). Tillgänglighet, innovationsprocesser och tillväxt. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Johansson, S., Wallin, T., Wixe, S. (2014). Platsbunden innovationsförmåga och arbetskraftens sammansättning. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Johansson, S., Wallin, T., Wixe, S. (2014). Mångfald och utveckling av långsiktigt hållbara innovationsmiljöer. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2013). Who says life is over after 55? Entrepreneurship and an aging population. Stockholm: Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, The Royal Institute of Technology More information
Backman, M. (2013). Regional variation of returns to education. Stockholm: Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, The Royal Institute of Technology More information
Backman, M., Kohlhase, J. (2013). The Influence of Diversity on the Formation, Survival and Growth of New Firms. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of Technology Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS) More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2013). Determinants of entrepreneurship. Is it all about the individual or the region?. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of technology Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS) More information
Backman, M. (2013). Nyföretagande och närheten till finansiellt kapital: Policysammanfattning från Entreprenörskapsforum. More information
Backman, M. (2010). Crossing Borders-Expanding Markets: An outlook from Sweden. More information
Backman, M., Nilsson, P., Klaesson, J. (2010). HV71:s betydelse för Jönköpingsregionen. More information
Backman, M. (2009). New Firm Formation and Regional Accessibility to Capital. More information
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2009). Returns to Higher Education: a Regional Perspective. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS More information
Karlsson, C., Backman, M. (2008). Human Capital and New Firm Formation. Jönköping: Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth, Jönköping International Business School More information
Johansson, B., Karlsson, C., Backman, M. (2007). Innovation Policy Instruments. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C., Johansson, B. (2007). Stadsförnyelse i Norrköping och Linköping: Konsekvenser av Ostlänken, regional infrastruktur och investeringar i stadskärnorna. Jönköping: INA: Institutet för näringslivsanalys, Jönköping International Business School More information
Backman, M., Karlsson, C., Petersson, L., Klaesson, J. (2007). Konsekvensanalys av projektet "Handelscentrum Ljungby Shop Stop". Ljungby: Ljungby kommun More information
Backman, M., Johansson, B. (2007). Utvärdering av ADA. Göteborg: Business Region Göteborg More information
Johansson, B., Karlsson, C., Backman, M., Juusola, P. (2007). The Lisbon Agenda from 2000 to 2010. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS More information
Backman, M., Johansson, B. (2006). Västra Sverige -  en konkurrenskraftig automotivregion: Utvärdering av projektet "Automotive Sweden 2004-2006". Jönköping: Institutet för näringslivsanalys, Internationella handelshögskolan More information

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