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Innovative research project on cultural entrepreneurship receives SEK 25 million from The Kamprad Family Foundation

20 May, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity funds a research and collaborative project on cultural entrepreneurship with a grant of SEK 25 million to Linnaeus University. The project is led by professor Anders Högberg at the Department of Cultural Sciences at Linnaeus University. It will run for five years, starting in 2022. “The […]

Horizon Europe funds project about AI for safer traffic environment

18 March, 2022 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Horizon Europe granted the research consortium ROADVIEW (Robust Automated Driving in Extreme Weather) 10 million euros to solve challenging autonomous driving problems using AI. The project aims to develop AI-based robust and cost-efficient in-vehicle perception and decision-making systems with enhanced performance under harsh weather conditions. Halmstad University will coordinate the consortium of 15 partners for the next four years.

Researcher at Halmstad University new board member of the International Conference on New Business Models

10 February, 2022 - Högskolan i Halmstad

The International Conference on New Business Models has a mission to facilitate inter- and transdisciplinary research on new business models contributing to sustainable development. Maya Hoveskog, Associate Professor in Innovation Management at Halmstad University, steps in until further notice as new board member of the internationally acknowledged conference series.

What can we learn from the leaked data of Pandora Papers?

1 February, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

In recent years, there have been several high-profile leaks of documents related to the offshore financial industry, such as the Pandora Papers released last year. Some of the data contained in the leaked documents have now been made public. In this brief, SITE researchers Jonathan Lehne and Maiting Zhuang discuss the advantages and pitfalls of using these data for economic analysis. They show that despite some caveats, there are patterns in these data that can shed light on a secretive industry.

What does the gas crisis reveal about European energy security?

28 January, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

The recent record-high gas prices have triggered legitimate concerns regarding the EU’s energy security, especially with dependence on natural gas from Russia. This brief discusses the historical and current risks associated with Russian gas imports. Researchers from the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics Chloé Le Coq and Elena Paltseva argue that decreasing the reliance on Russian gas may not be feasible in the short-to-mid-run, especially with the EU’s goals of green transition and the electrification of the economy. To ensure the security of natural gas supply from Russia, the EU has to adopt the (long-proclaimed) coordinated energy policy strategy.

Crowdfunders – who are they and why do they donate?

13 January, 2022 - Jönköping University

Want a successful crowdfunding campaign? Make sure you know who your backers are and what motivates them. This is the advice from Nadia Arshad, PhD at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University. In her new thesis, she discovered that backers often get engaged in campaigns to support the entrepreneurs, especially those from their own region. Equally, they are far more tolerant of product delays and defects than ordinary shoppers.  

Grassroots esports – more than just gaming

23 November, 2021 - Jönköping University

Jönköping has a thriving esports scene and research from Jönköping University has shown that, here in the city of Dreamhack, it’s the local esports activists that have played a big part in making this so. Dr. Brian McCauley, an esports researcher at Jönköping International Business School, has studied esports at the grassroots level and can see that the local actors are serious players in this growing industry

Becoming a woman entrepreneur in the Arab Gulf States

27 October, 2021 - Jönköping University

How do women entrepreneurs in the Gulf States establish themselves and grow their businesses in a male-dominated society? In her doctoral thesis, Dr Sumaya Hashim explores entrepreneurship from the context of the Arab Gulf States and women’s lived experiences of being entrepreneurs there. Sumaya Hashim was born in Bahrain but moved to Sweden as a […]