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New projects to support internationalization, knowledge exchange and network development for early career scholars


Two new projects will contribute to meet the strategic goals of internationalization and networking at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The objectives of the project are to support knowledge exchange, advanced methodological training, and network development, which supports early career scholars (PhD students, and post-doctoral scholars) in innovation and entrepreneurship. Funding agencies are Stiftelsen för ekonomisk forskning i Västsverige (SEK 300 000) and Stiftelsen Handelshögskolans Jubileumsfond (SEK 150 000).

Two activities will help strengthen collaboration with foreign universities and international networking for younger researchers, thereby contributing to the School’s strategic profile.

Active member of NORSI

One set of activities is to join as an active member of a Nordic research school (NORSI). At the School (Handels), researchers in both innovation and entrepreneurship as well as economic geography will offer courses. Moreover, early career scholars will get the opportunity to attend a broader range of courses, and methodological training, as well as annual network activities.

Arrange workshops on advanced methods training through GOT KIES

Another set of activities is to arrange workshops at the School, where doctoral students from NORSI and invited post-doctoral scholars will take advanced methodological training, given by Gothenburg based and internationally renowned scholars.

Viktor Ström, PhD student participates in advanced methods training at Oxford University in June 2020. The Oxford summer school on economic networks includes leading scholars from around the world, including Oxford, University College London, and Harvard.

GOT KIES and Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professors Program

These projects are part of GOT KIES, a center started as a larger strategic development associated with Professor McKelvey’s Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professors Program. Find more information about the Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professors Program here.