Melin´s research interest includes several areas related to strategizing and strategic change. He has been active in the development of a new, emerging perspective within strategic management; the strategy-as-practice perspective, where he recently published a book “Strategy as Practice" (2007, Cambridge University Press) with international colleagues Gerry Johnson, Ann Langley and Richard Whittington.
Leif Melin is Professor of Strategy and Organisation at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) since 1994, and the founding Director of CeFEO — Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership since 2005. From 1995 till 2000 Melin was Head of Department of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Management as well as Director of the PhD programme at JIBS. The academic year 2000/2001 he was Dean and Managing Director of JIBS.