Thomas Kalling

Professor, Head of the Department of Business Administration

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration


  • Strategy , Organisational Change, Business Models


I am a strategy professor whose research focuses in particular on change, innovation and organisational renewal. This typically includes the management of pressure from societal, technological and political changes and cues, but also endogenous processes emanating internally whereby different instances of business models and operations are altered. I'm currently involved in empirical projects conducted by my PhD students, relating to technological development within transportation, energy and ICT, standardisation, architecture and the automotive industry.


Since 2010, I'm the course director and main teacher on the MSc course Strategic Management. Typically I supervise two or three MSc theses in strategy every year. I also teach on the Introduction to International Business course on our International Business bachelor programme. In addition, I teach on the PhD course Theories of Business Administration. I've been lecturing on several of EFL's executive education courses, including the EMBA and corporate programmes. 

Recent research outputs

Pelle Högnelid & Thomas Kalling, 2016 Aug 5, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE SIIT 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7535598

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Fredberg, T. & Thomas Kalling, 2013, Management. An Advanced Introduction. Strannegård, L. & Styhre, A. (eds.). Studentlitteratur AB

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Eriksson-Zetterquist, U., Thomas Kalling & Styhre, A., 2012, Liber. 441 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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