Caroline Wigren

Senior Lecturer, Sten K. Johnson Centre for EntrepreneurshipFormer name: Caroline Wigren-KristofersonFormer name: Caroline Wigren

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship

Research

My disciplinary background is Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship. I defended my dissertation The Spirit of Gnojsö – The grand narrative and beyond at Jönköping International Business School, spring 2003. The dissertation was based on a one-year ethnographic study in the industrial district of Gnosjö, and was written as a monograph.

I partly left Jönköping International Business Scholl in spring 2007, when I started to work at Malmö University. In spring 2008 I started my employment as a research assistant at CIRCLE at Lund University. Since January 2015 I am at Sten K Johnson Center for Entrepreneruship, where I have my position as an associate professor.

Most of my time is devoted to various research projects. The research projects I have been involved in are often empirically driven. The great majority of them are dealing with issues that are of relevance for policy makers. From a more theoretical point of view the projects are dealing with institutions, formal as well as informal. And, in almost all projects the context is taken into account, i.e. entrepreneurship is contextualized – which I consider to be of great importance.

Teaching

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2. Supervision of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

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Master level (number of theses 2018): 5 (3 at the master program in Entrepreneurship; 2 at the master program in Economic history on innovation)

 

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Master level (number of theses 2018): 4

 

 

4. Briefly describe development work in education – renewal of curriculum and/or pedagogical development:

During the autumn 2018 I implemented Peergrade in the FEKH91 course.

 

5. Involvement of guest teachers:

- Course name: Entrepreneurship

- Course code: FEKH91 (autumn 2018)

- Name of guest teacher and company/organization: Alex Kirchmaier, Renjer

 

- Course name: Entrepreneurship (spring 2018)

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7. Additional work in education (e.g. planning, implementation, and pedagogical leadership)

 

See above Peergrade.

 

8. Briefly describe your work with IT-supported teaching and learning

In the courses I am responsible for I actively use Live@Lund, Peergrade and also electronic material developed by Sten K Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship.

 

9. Production of cases, publications on teaching and learning, teaching materials and textbooks

 

Responsible for and organizer of European Entrepreneurship Education workshop in Lund, April 2018.

 

Outreach

Apart from being involved in research that is conducted in close collaboration with external actors I find it important to communicate what I do to a broader audience. This dialogue gives important input to my everyday work. My research has been published in peer-review journals. Apart from journal articles I have published chapters in books and also reports. I try to write in both English and Swedish. I have also been involved in writing teaching material. I enjoy having lectures and seminars outside the academic context as it is an opportunity to reach out with my research and as it gives valuable input.

Recent research outputs

Caroline Wigren, Hellerstedt, K., Aggestam, M., Anna Stevenson & Brundin, E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Rigour and Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research, Resources and Outcomes: Frontiers in European entrepreneurship research. Laveren, E., Blackburn, R., Hytti, U. & Landström, H. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK.: Edward Elgar Publishing

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

Aggestam, M. & Caroline Wigren, 2017, In : International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship. 9, 3, p. 252-268 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aggestam, M. & Caroline Wigren, 2017, (Unpublished).

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