Emma Björner


Department of Business Administration
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 610
40530 Göteborg

About Emma Björner

Dr. Emma Björner is acting director and researcher at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI) at the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg. At GRI, Emma works in three research projects:

  • In the project The Role of Tourism in Multicultural Societies (TiMS), she studies sustainable tourism and how the plurality of places and destinations is communicated, represented and experienced.
  • In the project Enhancing Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas through Local Food Systems, Emma works with workshops and communication, and with a focus on food strategies and digitalisation of local food systems.
  • In the project Food Systems, Entrepreneurship and Place Development in Halland, Emma explores what is required to support entrepreneurship and small-scale food production, and how it connects to place development and attractiveness.

At GRI, Emma is a member of the Center for Consumption Research and the research programme Managing Big Cities. At the University of Gothenburg, Emma is also affiliated with the Centre for Tourism (CFT), where she is the coordinator of a research network on tourism and experiences within the university alliance Eutopia, and is responsible for CFT's collaboration with Nätverket Hållbar Besöksnäring (Sustainable Tourism Industry Network).