The Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum is a modern network organization and well founded both in the academic and the business world.


Board of Directors

The board of directors of Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum are drawn from different walks of life, which in combination with the Forum’s research network is a guarantee that academic quality and relevance of research topics are upheld.

Members of the board of directors:

Lars Baksell (Chairman of the Board), Founder and Chairman of Recipharm
Cecilia Bergh, CEO and Founder, Mando Group
Magnus Billing, CEO, Nasdaq Stockholm
Pontus Braunerhjelm, Managing Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Professor, of the Royal Institute of Technology
Dan Brändström, Professor and Chairman Linnéuniversitetet
Johan Eklund, Managing Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum (coopted member)
Pernilla Norlin, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Communications, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum (coopted member)
Lars Hultkrantz, Professor, Örebro University
Jöran Hägglund, Head of Public Affairs, Vattenfall AB
Hans Peter Larsson, Tax Lawyer and Partner, PwC
Pia Sandvik, CEO, Länsförsäkringar Jämtland

Prize Committe

The nomination, evaluation and selection of Award Winners is delegated to an autonomous Prize Committee. The Committee consists of six members (up to eight members until 2009). The discussions within the Committee are strictly confidential.

Current members:
Bo Carlsson, Case Western Reserve University, chairman
Pontus Braunerhjelm, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Royal Institute of Technology, KTH
Magnus Henrekson, IFN and Stockholm School of Economics
Maureen McKelvey, Gothenburg University, School of Business, Economics and Law
Christer Olofsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Håkan Ylinenpää, Luleå University of Technology

Scientific Forum

The Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum formed a scientific forum in 2001 that now has some 70 members. All professors and associate professors in the field of entrepreneurship and small business in Sweden are invited to participate in the forum. The members are invited twice every year to meetings where they can share ideas and present their research projects.

International Council

To promote international collaboration, the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum has formed an international reference group, consisting of prominent international researchers and experts. The group serves in an advisory capacity for a number of research projects.

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