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Research in Business Administration


Business administration is quite a young field. The first professorship was installed at Stockholm School of Economics in 1911. Business administration is today the largest subjects at Swedish universities and university colleges, counted in the number of student places.

Central research questions within Business Administration include among others organizational strategies and decision-making, financing, management control and accounting, as well as various forms of organizing. The abilities of companies and individuals to handle change and innovation processes, the procurement of resources and disposal of products and services are other central research questions. The common denominator for this broad range of research questions is the organizational perspective.

The research in Business Administration at Linköping University covers various topics such as strategy and strategic change, management control, entrepreneurship, public organization and work life, financial accounting, non-profit organizations, leadership and human resource management, knowledge integration and innovation, project management and project organizations, and international management. The division of Business Administration is located at the Department for Management and Engineering (IEI).


Research groups

Accounting for Intangible Assets and Resources

CARER - Center for advanced research in emergency response

DEOFS - Diversity of Entrepreneurship and Organisational Forms in Services

EPOK - Enterprising by Projects and Organizational Knowledge

ESIK - Management Control in Industrial Contexts

HELIX - Managing Mobility for Learning, Health and Innovation

HRM in projects and project-intense firms

KITE - Knowledge Integration and Innovation in Transnational Enterprise

Research Group on Marketing

MEKA - Managing external knowledge acquisition

REMESO - Institute for research on migration, ethnicity and society


Linköping University
Department of Management and Engineering
Business administration
SE-581 83 Linköping

phone: +46 13 281000
fax: +46 13 281101

Visiting Address:
Linköping University
Campus Valla
Building A, entrance 17-19, 3rd floor




Head of Division:
Karin Bredin
phone: +46 13 281558

Study Director
Martin Klinthäll
phone: +46 13 281563

Research Director
Fredrik Tell

phone: +46 13 282599



Division administrators:
Maria Sjöqvist
phone: +46 13 281531
Lena Donnerfalk
phone: +46 13 281502

Caroline Olstrand
phone: +46 13 282455

Study councellors:
Pernilla Mideskog
phone: +46 13 281527

Malin Gröndahl Maass
phone: +46 13 281507


Page manager: karin.bredin@liu.se
Last updated: 2014-10-02