Mattias Nordqvist is the Hamrin International Professor of Family Business and Co-Director of CeFEO. He is on the faculty of Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Organization and Leadership (ESOL). Mattias also serves as the Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS). Mattias is a former Co-Director of the Global STEP Project and Visiting Scholar at Babson College, USA, University of Alberta, Canada and Bocconi University, Italy. He is on the board of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy — IFERA — and on the scientific committee of the Center for Young and Family Enterprise (Cyfe) of the University of Bergamo, Italy. He has been selected as a Family Owned Business Institute Scholar twice; 2007-2008 and 2011-2012 by the Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids in the USA, and has won the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Award for Best Unpublished Research Paper twice; 2005 and 2011. Mattias is also a recipient of the Young Entrepreneurship Researcher Award 2006 from the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.
Mattias the founding associate editor of the Journal of Family Business Strategy, and serves on the editorial board of the Family Business Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Small Business Management. He is also co-editing the Sage Handbook of Family Business (with Leif Melin and Pramodita Sharma).
Mattias received his MSc and PhD from Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. His specific research focus is on family firms, with a particularly focus on entrepreneurial, strategic and governance processes. To learn more about Mattias´ research, please see the section on ‘publications.´ Mattias has been invited to present his research and to give lectures to various audiences at many universities in Europe, USA, Latin America, Africa and Australia. He publishes widely in the leading international journals and in edited books in both Sweden and abroad. His research is regularly presented at international conferences and workshops, such as the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, IFERA World Conference, EIASM Workshop on Family Firm´s Management and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
As the Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs at JIBS, Mattias is the overall responsible for the organization and quality of five doctoral programs. He is also responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for growing the PhD education. Currently, Mattias is heading a five year Sida-funded project in collaboration with Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia aiming to support the design and delivery of a PhD Program in Economics and a PhD program in Business Administration. Mattias is also in charge of developing a joint International PhD Program in Entrepreneurship together with Babson College, in the USA.
Mattias teaches strategic management, family business and entrepreneurship at undergraduate, master and executive levels since 1999.
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