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Erik Gustafsson


Unit for Innovation and
Visiting address
Viktoriagatan 13, plan 7
41125 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 625
40530 Göteborg

About Erik Gustafsson

I defended my PhD dissertation, called Fashioning a Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneur? on November 12, 2019. In my dissertation, I used qualitative research methods to study fashion design graduates and the role creativity and creative knowledge plays for their future pathways, one of which is entrepreneurship. I used the theories of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (KIE) and entrepreneurial intentions, contributing also to the research on entrepreneurship in creative industries and the role played by knowledge and access to other types of resources for these processes.

Currently, I mainly teach within the Master's programme in Knowledge Based Entrepreneurship as well as the Bachelor's course in innovation and entrepreneurship at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research areas

  • Creative Industries
  • Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship

Teaching areas

  • Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurship