Meet the MMTC Team


  • Leona Achtenhagen

    Leona Achtenhagen

    Director of MMTC, Professor, Business Administration
    Leona's research focuses on aspects of entrepreneurship, strategy and organization within the media industries and other industries in process of digital transformation.
    Read more about Leona's research and publications here


  • Adele Berndt

    Associate Professor, Business Administration
    Adele's research focuses on consumer behaviour topics specifically in the areas of sustainability (Alternative Food Networks) and anti-consumption.
  • Agostino Manduchi

    Associate Professor, Economics
    Agostino's main area of research is the economic analysis of the strategic interactions between market agents, given detailed and possibly realistic specifications of the exchange process.  
  • Anders Melander

    Associate Professor, Business Administration
    Anders's research focuses on innovative ways to work with strategy, mainly in growth oriented small and medium sized companies.
  • Andrea Schneider

    Assistant Professor, Economics
    Read more about Andrea's research and see a list of her publications here External link, opens in new window.
  • Anette Johansson

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Associate Dean of Faculty JIBS
    Anette´s research includes decision making under uncertainty with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in established organizations. Current projects include innovative ways of person...
  • Anne Morawietz

    JIBS Phd Candidate
    Anne's research focuses on consumer experiences, engagement and transformation, specifically in ‘branded communities of practice’
  • Annika Ehlers

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate
    Annika's research focuses on innovation, new technologies and the influence of digital transformation in media management.More information about Annika's research and publications can be found here
  • Ayesha Manzoor

    JIBS Doctoral Candidate
    Ayesha`s research focuses on consumer airline experiences, brand emotions, social media and netnography.More information about Ayesha's research and publications can be found here
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    Aylin Cakanlar

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Aylin's conducts research in the domain of consumer behavior with a focus on the intersection of sustainable consumption and consumer identity. Her research consists of two complementary streams. In t...
  • Brian McCauley

    Assistant Professor, Marketing
    Brian's research interests are multi-disciplinary and digital, focusing on gaming and esports through the lens of marketing, communications and social media.
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    Carla G Machado

    Assistant Professor
    Carla's research focuses on sustainable operations management, particularly in the Industry 4.0 context, operations strategy, and organizational digital readiness. The main theoretical areas include o...
  • Christian Sandström

    Senior Associate Professor
    Christian Sandström is senior associate professor in digital business.Christian wrote his PhD thesis on Disruptive Innovation and, basing his work on historical studies of technological change in e.g....
  • Darko Pantelic

    Darko Pantelic

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Darko's research focuses on international marketing and cross-cultural communication as well as investigating different aspects of marketing education in business schools.More information about Darko'...
  • Dinara Tokbaeva

    Postdoctoral Fellow, MMTC Research fellow
    Dinara’s research focus is on media entrepreneurship and media management in emerging markets as well as how charismatic and other types of leadership impact the effectiveness of firms.
  • Duncan Levinsohn

    Assistant ProfessorBusiness Administration 

    Duncan’s research focuses on the phenomenon of corporate social innovation, with a particular emphasis of SMEs with regards to taking proactive initiatives towards social and environmental sustainabil...
  • Edward Gillmore

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Edward’s research focuses on the microfoundations of firm innovation, with emphasis on subsidiary resource and relationship management. He is interested in assessing how foreign subsidiaries innovate ...
  • Einav Peretz Andersson

    LecturerDepartment of Computer Science and Informatics School of Engineering, Jönköping University
  • Elvira Kaneberg

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Elvira's research focuses on humanitarian aspects, safety and security, and civil society within the supply chain management, logistics, networks and organization
  • Emilia Florin Samuelsson

    Associate Dean of Faculty, Business AdministrationAssistant Professor
    Emilia’s research focuses on management accounting practices and control across cultures and socio-economic differences.Read more about Emilia's research and publications here
  • Emma Stendahl

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Emma’s research focuses on collaborative approaches to entrepreneurship and innovation in an international context.She has worked closely with patient organizations/ communities and patient entreprene...
  • Guénola Nonet

    Assistant Professor, Business AdministrationJIBS Champion for Responsibility in Action
    Guénola's research looks at private and public organizations, how they can collaborate and innovate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally she also looks at business schools...
  • Hamid Jafari

    Assistant Professor, Logistics, School of Engineering (JTH)
    Hamid's research focuses in Retailing and Supply Chain Management. His interests include multi-channel retailing and distribution, and retail innovation.More information about Hamid Jafari
  • Imoh Antai

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Adele's research focuses on consumer behaviour topics specifically in the areas of sustainability (Alternative Food Networks) and anti-consumption.
  • Imran Nazir

    Assistant Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Imran's research focuses on media Entrepreneurship, corporate Venturing and Capabilities
  • Jerker Moodysson

    Professor, Business Administration, Dean of JIBS
    Jerker’s research focuses on innovation, with emphasis on transformation of firms and industries. He contributes to research on knowledge dynamics, transformation of industries and regions, and innova...
  • Joaquin Cestino

    MMTC Postdoctoral Fellow
    Joaquin's research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in media organizations, with a particular interest in the transformation of legacy newspapers and journalist ventures, and processes of in...
  • Joshua Maine

    Doctoral Candidate, Business Administration
    Read more about Joshua, his research, and publications here
  • Julia Grimm

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Julia has a background in organisation and management studies and qualitative research methods, and her primary research interests include phenomena such as transnational and collaborative governance,...
  • Kersti Karltorp

    Postdoctoral Fellow, MMTC Research Fellow
    Kersti's research focuses on innovation systems, socio-technical change and policy in the context of sustainable development.
  • Marcel Garz

    Assistant Professor, Economics
    Marcel’s research focuses on the economics of news markets, especially from an empirical perspective
  • Marcela Ramirez Pasillas

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Marcela’s research focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation and immigrant entrepreneurship.
  • Mark Edwards

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Mark's research focuses on the connection between organizational sustainability and values as it appears at multiple levels across individual, firm and large-scale levels of change. Read more about Ma...
  • Mart Ots

    Associate Professor, Business Administration
    Mart's research focuses on digital business transformation with a special focus on emerging marketing and branding practices and their policy implications.Read more about Mart's research and publicati...
  • Marta Caccamo

    JIBS Doctoral Candidate
    Marta's research focuses on objects and workspaces as enablers of collaborative innovation between corporates and external actors, as well as across internal corporate departments. She is interested i...
  • Mohammad Eslami

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration

    Read more about Mohammad, his research and publications here
  • Nadia Arshad

    Teaching Assistant and PhD CandidateBusiness Administration, Jönköping International Business School

    Read more about Nadia, her research, and publications here
  • Norbert Steigenberger

    Associate Professor, Business Administration
    Norbert's research focusses on different topics in Organization and Organizational Behavior, such as post-merger integration, routines, decision-making or crowdfunding. His research is published in to...
  • Olof Brunninge

    Associate Professor, Business Administration
    Olof's research interests include strategic management, organizational identity, family business, and social memory in media firms and other types of organisations.Read more about Olof's research and ...
  • Oskar Eng

    JIBS Doctoral Candidate
    Oskar's research focuses on the role of textuality in language for shaping financial accounting discourses, while also branching out into similar issues in sustainability reporting.More information ab...
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    Prince Chacko Johnson

    Doctoral Candidate
    Prince Chacko Johnson is a doctoral student in digital business and a member of MMTC. His current research focuses on digital transformation and digital research methods. Read more about Prince Chacko...
  • Rida Ijaz

    Doctoral Candidate, Business Administration
  • Rolf A. Lundin

    Professor Emeritus, Business Administration
    Rolf's research interests include project management and temporary organizations within and beyond the media industries.
  • Ryan Rumble

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration
    Ryan Rumble is an organizational theorist specialising on the roles of integrity and practical wisdom in entrepreneurship, through a complexity theory perspective. He is particularly interesting in un...
  • Sambit Lenka

    Assistant Professor, Business Administration

    Read more about Sambit, his research and publications here
  • Shanyun Lu(Sam Lu)

    JIBS Doctoral Candidate
    Sam's research focuses on how firms innovate to renew themselves, particularly within the context of mature manufacturing industries.
  • Sindi Sheri

    MMTC Doctoral Candidate
    Sindi's research interests focuses on entrepreneurship, digitalization, and the development of early established firms
  • Songming Feng

    Lecturer, Business Administration
    Songming's research focuses on the production practices of the marketing, media, and creative industries concerning issues of authenticity, visuality, materiality, and impacts of digital technology.Re...
  • Stefan Melesko

    Associate Professor, Media Economics
    Stefan's research focuses on M&A and financial issues in the media industry and the implications of different ownership structures on media company performances
  • Sumaya Hashim

    Doctoral Candidate
    Sumaya’s research interests include entrepreneurship especially female entrepreneurship, family business and social media.
  • Thomas Cyron

    Thomas' research focuses on investigating how early stage ventures develop into full-fledged companies by collecting longitudinal data from online sources.
  • Timur Uman

    Senior Associate ProfessorAccounting and Management Control
    Read more about Timur's research and publications here
  • Tobias Fridholm

    Postdoctoral Fellow, MMTC Research fellow
    Tobias' research focuses on the development of new frameworks and methods for monitoring and evaluating the impact of transformative innovation policies.
  • Tomas Müllern

    Professor, Business Administration
    Tomas' research focuses on how to organize and lead for innovation, specifically in the context of (digital) innovation for sustainable development.Read more about Tomas' research and publications her...
  • Ulf Seigerroth

    Professor Informatics
    Ulf's research focuses on business and IT alignment with a specific focus on enterprise architecture and enterprise modeling.Read more about Ulf's research and publications here
  • Zanele Lurafu

    Doctoral Candidate, Business Administration
    Zanele's research focuses on social innovation.Read more about Zanele's research and publications here

MMTC Affiliated Researchers

  • Andrea Kuiken

    Andrea's research focuses on internationalization of small,- and medium-sized companies. She is interested in the dynamics of international growth after initial foreign market entry in different firm ...
  • Crystal Abidin

    Crystal's research focuses on influencers and internet celebrity culture in Sweden, Australia, Singapore, and East Asia. Her current projects investigate self-branding, vernacular Internet cultures, a...
  • Jasmine Lihua Liu

    Jasmine’s research focus is business model innovation (BMI) in the renewable energy business context and experimental approach in BMI. Jasmine is trained in business administration (bachelor level), a...
  • Manuela Schmidt

    Manuela has a background in business administration as well as in health science and her current research interest focuses on the mental health and well-being of various occupational groups. It also t...
  • Nurit Nahum

    Nurit holds a Ph.D. in studies in Strategy, from Tel Aviv University, Coller School of Management, as well as having graduated from Harvard Business School's Executive Education program. Her research ...
  • Sara Ekberg

    Sara's research focuses on how organization of various sizes overcome challenges. Sara has conducted studies on this topic in various contexts; including the challenges of starting a new business, the...
  • Sari Virta

    Sari's research interest stems from practical media management work and concerns creativity and innovation in media organizations and their networks.
  • Ulla Saari

    Ulla's research focuses on sustainable production and consumption, sustainability-oriented innovation, technology and innovation management, circular economy and sustainable business. Ulla holds a D.S...