Senior LecturerDepartment of Business
About Mikael Hilmersson
Mikael defended his doctoral dissertation entitled ‘Establishment of
Network Insidership Positions in Institutionally Distant Business Networks’ at Linnaeus University in 2011.
Mikael was awarded the degree of Docent by Uppsala University in 2016 and declared competent as professor at Linnaeus university in 2017.
Mikael’s research is guided by three themes.
First, Mikael’s research on SME entries into distant and turbulent markets seeks to advance knowledge about the challenges and opportunities of entries into newly opened or changing markets. Under this theme, Mikael is addressing issues such as institutional turbulence, institutional distance, network positioning and uncertainty management in the SME internationalization process.
Second, Mikael’s research on speed and temporality of SME internationalization seeks to advance knowledge on the role of time in internationalization theory. Under this theme, Mikael is addressing issues such as learning advantages of newness, time compression diseconomies and market homogenization to advance knowledge regarding the role of internationalization speed for predicting SME performance.
Third, Mikael’s research on the characteristics of international opportunities seeks to advance knowledge on the heterogeneity of international market opportunities. Under this theme Mikael is addressing issues such as novel, valuable and serendipitous international opportunities. To advance knowledge with regard to heterogeneous opportunities, Mikael develops models linking opportunity characteristics, to effectuation and network theory.
Mikaels research has been published in journals such as Journal of International Marketing, International Business Review, International Small Business Journal, Management International Review, Baltic Journal of Management and European Business Review.
Mikael is a frequently engaged reviewer for various international journals and have reviewed more than 50 manuscripts since 2011. He serves at the editorial review board for Journal of International Marketing and he has been chairing several sessions at international conferences. Mikael has been engaged as supervisor of three doctoral students.
Methodologically, Mikael is skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research. His research builds on the idea to sequentially combine different methods for knowledge generation.
On other web sites
- International business, International marketing & International entrepreneurship
- International business, quantitative methods, survey research, strategy theory
Serendipitous opportunities, entry strategy and knowledge in firms' foreign market
Mikael Hilmersson, Martin Johanson, Heléne Lundberg, Stylianos Papaioannou
International Marketing Review - 2021-01-01
Opportunity novelty, improvisation and network adaptation
in the internationalization of Swedish
Mikael Hilmersson, Martin Johanson, Helene Lundberg, Stylianos Papaioannou
Thunderbird International Business Review - 2021-01-01
Networking to accelerate the pace of SME
Firouze Pourmand Hilmersson, Mikael Hilmersson
Journal of Innovation and Knowledge - 2021-01-01
Knowledge acquisition strategy, speed of capability development and speed of SME
Mikael Hilmersson, M. Johanson
International Small Business Journal-Researching Entrepreneurship - 2020-01-01
Move first to grow slow: on the relationship between timing, speed and performance of the foreign network entry
Time, temporality, and internationalization: The relationship among point in time of, time to, and speed of international
Mikael Hilmersson, M. Johanson, H. Lundberg, S. Papaioannou
Journal of International Marketing - 2017-01-01
Speed of SME Internationalization and
Mikael Hilmersson, Martin Johanson
Management International Review - 2016-01-01
SME international opportunity scouting—empirical insights on its determinants and
Mikael Hilmersson, Stylianos Papaioannou
International Journal of Entrepreneurship - 2015-01-01
Political knowledge, political turbulence and uncertainty in the internationalization process of
Mikael Hilmersson, Susanne Sandberg, Firouze Pourmand Hilmersson
European Business Review - 2015-01-01
Small and medium-sized enterprise internationalisation strategy and performance in times of market
International Small Business Journal - 2014-01-01
The effect of international experience on the degree of SME insidership in newly opened business
Baltic Journal of Management - 2013-01-01
International network extension processes to institutionally different markets: Entry nodes and processes of exporting
Mikael Hilmersson, Hans Jansson
International Business Review - 2012-01-01
Reducing Uncertainty in the Emerging Market Entry Process: On the Relationship Among International Experiential Knowledge, Institutional Distance, and
Mikael Hilmersson, Hans Jansson
Journal of International Marketing - 2012-01-01
Experiential knowledge types and profiles of internationalising small and medium-sized
International Small Business Journal - 2012-01-01