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Dzamila Bienkowska

Dzamila Porträtt








PhD, Senior Lecturer, Division of Project, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Management and Engineering and HELIX VINN Excellence Centre.


Contact information




+46-(0)13-28 44 27

Visiting address

Building A
Entrance 17-19
Room 2A:861

Postal address

Dzamila Bienkowska
Department of Management and Engineering
Linköping University
SE-581 83 Linköping


Read more about my research

Major EU grant for research into regional innovation

Doctoral students go west - questionnaire results



Research activities

Research interests

Economic geography, academic entrepreneurship, labour mobility, industrial dynamics, organizational studies, competitiveness and dynamics in clusters & innovation systems, regional development, development and diffusion of knowledge and innovations.

Research Projects

  • RUNIN – The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development

The aim of the RUNIN network program is to train researchers on how universities contribute to innovation and economic growth in their regions through research seeking to examine how universities fulfill their third mission in relation to regional industry and explore the range of university engagement with regional firms and institutions.



  • Academic Entrepreneurship and Mobility During PhD Education

This project aims to analyze doctoral education with respect to mobility and entrepreneurship aspects. In particular we are interested in following questions: (a) To what extent are collaborative projects and mobility an integral part of PhD education? (b) Do PhD students have skills necessary for commercialization and entrepreneurship and how are these skills trained during PhD education? (c) How supportive is the university environment towards commercialization of research results? We use both interview and survey method and are interested in studying similarities and differences between for example faculties, departments at the university and PhD students’ individual characteristics. This study will bring new insights in the career development of doctoral students and education policy. Adding a new dimension into the PhD education might increase academic entrepreneurship as well as collaborations between academia and industry thus resulting in more knowledge transfer and commercialization of R&D results.
Researchers: Dzamila Bienkowska, Magnus Klofsten
Participating organisations: Linköping University (AgoraLink) and University College Cork.


  • SHIFT - Support systems for sustainable entrepreneurship and transition



Undergraduate Education

Course director for Project Management, 6 ECTS credits.

Course director for Integrated Project Management, 6 ECTS credits. 

Course director for Industrial Management, 6 ECTS credits (for students of Mechanical Engineering).


Teacher and lecturer in the following courses: Industrial Management, Innovative Entrepreneurship, Tourism and entrepreneurship, Industrial Project Management, Leadership.



For a list of latest publications and conference papers please follow the link “Publications (DIVA)” in the left hand margin.

Previous publications:

Bienkowska, D (2008) Knowledge Management and IP strategy at semi-public research institutes. Paper for the Economics and Management of Intellectual Property Rights Summer School, Bologna, 9-13 June 2008

Bienkowska, D (2007) Labour mobility and cluster dynamics: A study of ICT clusters in Kista and Mjärdevi, Sweden. Geografiska Regionstudier no. 75, Uppsala: Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University.
(Fulltext available at http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:170507&rvn=2)

Bienkowska, D (2004) Donor funding of competitiveness initiatives: Results to date and future prospects. In: Andersson et al (eds.) The Cluster Policies Whitebook. Malmö: IKED (Fulltext available at http://www.clusterpolisees3.eu/resources/cms/documents/2004_The_Cluster_Policies_Whitebook.pdf)

Bienkowska, D (2004) Labour mobility as means of knowledge transfer – a cluster advantage? Paper for the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth Conference, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 18-20 November 2004

Andersson Å & Bienkowska D (2000) Foreign direct investment's employment effects: a close-up on Swedish companies in Sri Lanka. Minor Field Study Series, no 71, Stockholm: Stockholm School of Economics



Researcher (2007-2008)
Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

PhD student in economic geography (2002-2007)
Department of Social and Economic Geography and Centre for Research on Innovation and Industrial Dynamics CIND, Uppsala University


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