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Position Announcement: New Chair in Innovation Management / Innovation Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics

By Sebastian Krakowski posted 06-09-2022 04:34

Position Announcement: New Chair in Innovation Management / Innovation Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) invites applications for a new endowed Professorship in Innovation Management/Innovation Studies, to be filled at the full professor or (tenured) associate professor level. The position is at the SSE House of Innovation and its Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology.

The House of Innovation, a newly formed environment at SSE, offers a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and highly international research, education, and outreach environment focused on innovation, digitalization, and entrepreneurship ( We collaborate with a broad, influential network of academics, corporations, government agencies, and civil society actors, with the aim to contribute to the advancement of society and of the international academic community. HOI has 11 tenured and 14 tenure-track professors (including new colleagues arriving after the summer), 22 Ph.D. students, 8 postdocs, and approx. 20 affiliated research fellows, as well as a prestigious program for visiting scholars. 

We are looking for an excellent scholar to join and play a leading role in the House. Qualified candidates are expected to have an excellent record of research, teaching, and service commensurate with a distinguished level of scholarship.  

Suitable research orientations for the new chair include, but are not limited to: 

  • Technological change and innovation 
  • Innovation strategy 
  • Open innovation and crowdsourced innovation 
  • Innovation in alliances and networks, and collaborative innovation 
  • Breakthrough innovations and transformative innovation 
  • Disruptive innovation processes 
  • Innovation ecosystems and platform-based ecosystems 

The position comes with reduced teaching commitments and substantive research funding, including for recruitment of Postdocs/Ph.D. students. 

Expressing Interest and Applying 

We encourage highly qualified candidates to get in touch with us informally for more information on the position.  

Full applications are encouraged at your earliest convenience, and we will accept applications until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application via the SSE Varbi online platform by June 17, 2022, including the following: 

  1. A cover letter articulating the candidate’s fit with the position description, including research interests and teaching experience. 
  2. A curriculum vitae. 
  3. A separate document listing both published articles (if any) and articles submitted to journals. 
  4. Copies of representative research. 
  5. Names and contact information for three persons willing to provide references.  

The starting date is negotiable, with fall 2022 being ideal. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and set on an individual basis. 

The House of Innovation (HOI)  

HOI hosts the academic Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development and the Scania Center for Innovation and Operational Excellence, The Garden – Center for Design and Leadership, CDA – the Center for Data Analytics, the MISUM Platform: Sustainable Business Development through Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Business transitions for the benefit of society, and The Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, Stockholm (SCDI Sthlm). We also run the SSE Business Lab start-up incubator and coordinate SSE’s involvement in the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES), a consortium with the six major universities in Stockholm providing innovation and entrepreneurship education across the wider Stockholm area and beyond. 

HOI faculty members regularly publish in top academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Management Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Information Systems Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy and Harvard Business Review. They serve on editorial boards, in editorial positions, and in academic leadership positions. They frequently receive substantial grants from leading Swedish and European funding institutions to conduct state-of-the-art research, and serve on national and international policy committees, thus contributing to the shaping of society and its innovation ecosystems.  

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) 

The Stockholm School of Economics is ranked as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Our master programs are ranked 8th (Management) and 22nd (Finance) in the world by Financial Times. SSE Executive Education is ranked 17th in the world and 1st in Northern Europe by FT. Our admissions processes are highly selective. Recent faculty hires come from environments such as Columbia University, London Business School, Bocconi, New York University, HKUST, IE Business School, Harvard Business School, Imperial College and Kellogg/Northwestern U. 

SSE has an extensive and active network of corporate partners that can be engaged to conduct research. The SSE Corporate Partners network includes the large majority of leading Swedish companies, such as Ericsson, H&M, Scania and Electrolux, as well as international organizations, such as McKinsey & Company, PwC, ABB and IBM. 

In addition to receiving a world-class education within business and economics, SSE students are trained to be successful decision-makers and leaders of the future.  

SSE is committed to a balanced gender distribution and values a variety of backgrounds and experiences among our employees. We, therefore, welcome all applicants regardless of their gender, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or other beliefs.   

More information about SSE can be found here. 

To apply, follow this link.


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