Research areas

In the scope of our research programme we are exploring how various technology, management, and institution induced changes lead to new ways of working and organizing. We study technologies and actions at micro levels in order to understand how innovations diffuse and migrate to macro levels.

The themes of our current projects include: (1) the advent of social media and the impact of social technologies on work and organisations, (2) the emergence of new business models and ideas, such as ‘open innovation’, knowledge-based models and strategies, and (3) the rise of new social, institutional, technological and cultural trends that shapes and is shaped by the so-called creative industries. Other research topics are related to innovation and change in and between organisations. 


The national research school Management and IT (MIT) founded in 2001 is an affiliate partner. MIT has 14 partner universities in Sweden and the research is divided into economic information systems, business administration an informatics. More information >

Activities and workshops

Innovative Work and Management Practices Workshop
30th of November 2012 at Stockholm Business School

Research seminar and workshop organised by the INWORK project (Managing and Measuring Innovation at Work)
21st of October 2013 at Aalto Design Factory, Aalto-University, Helsinki, Finland.

Research group meeting and workshop
28th of November 2013 at Södra Teatern, Stockholm.


Head of the research programme is Professor Jan Löwstedt (contact person) and Professor Ali Yakhlef.