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Stockholm University School of Business, 2015

Postal address: Företagsekonomiska Institutionen, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm
Visiting address: Kräftriket buildings 2, 3 and 15 (Roslagsvägen 101). Main entrance: Building 3
Web page: http://www.fek.su.se/en/

Contact persons:
Professor Sten Söderman, phone: +46 (0)8 16 30 24

Research and education connected to South Asia

The School of Business at Stockholm University has collaboration agreements with a large number of institutions worldwide. In South Asia there are ongoing collaboration projects with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and the University of Management and Technology (UMT), both in Lahore, Pakistan; and with the Insitute for Integrated Learning in Management (IILM) in New Delhi, India.

Professor Sten Söderman at the Marketing Department is Head of a Research Programme titled ”European-Asian business developments”, that includes four ongoing research projects:
• Asia business for Swedish Managers
• Emerging mulitiplicity – integration and responsiveness in Asian business development
• Enterprise Resource Planning, a key to international growth?
• New forms of internationalisation and regionalisation among East and Southeast Asian Corporations
More information about Prof. Söderman and his research.

In October 2003, Prof. Söderman organized the 20th Annual Conference of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA), held in Stockholm. The conference, which was being organized by the International Business Academy at the Stockholm University School of Business, had as special theme ”Local Responsiveness versus Global Integration”. Papers were invited on a broad range of topics, ranging from investment and incentive policies, through technology transfer and cross-cultural management, to international organizational structure and value chain management. One of the key themes at the conference was the issue of ”Changing patterns of industrial success/failure in Asia and/or in Europe”.

Associate Professor Bengt Gustavsson at the Accounting Department is doing research dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and ethics in business organizations. He made a study in India during 1995-1996, in search of the inherent Indian management style. This research resulted in a book, ”Transition or Transcendence? A study of Indian Managerial Values”, which tries to answer questions such as: Is there a particular Indian management style?, and if so, how is it expressed? What can we learn from Indian management? What can Indian management contribute to the global management?
Gustavsson also teaches at the School of Business; organization, management, and philosophy of science/method, and special courses on Indian business culture. For some period, he was connected to the Management Centre for Human Values, at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India, as a Visiting Fellow.
Later, he has been involved in two research projects: one on ”Human values in management, questions on identity, organizational change in terms of transcendence”; and another on ”Organizational Consciousness”.
In 2011, he published two India related articles in edited volumes, one on ”Globalisation and values in the Indian context”, and a second one on ”Global Impact of Indian Management. The example of Barun “Bicky” Chakraborty”. 
More information about his research.

PhD candidate Nishant Kumar is working on an India related dissertation project entitled ”Internationalization of Indian Knowledge Based Service Firms” at the School of Business since 2007. Before that he was associated with the Katholieke University in Belgium. Mr. Kumar may defend his thesis during 2012.
In 2010, he published an article entitled ”The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management” in the International Busines Review. Go for the article.
More information about Nishant Kumar’s research

Previous South Asia related activities

The former Dean of the School of Business, Professor Sikander Khan, originally coming from Pakistan, worked at the School for nine years, as the Dean till 2004. He initiated many International Executive MBA programmes, and started the School of Business Alumni Association. While at Stockholm University, Prof Khan was mostly working on Japan, but he was also involved in various research projects particularly concerning oil and gas pipelines related to South Asia, China, Central Asia and the Middle East. Prof. Khan now works as counsellor on Asian issues for a number of well-known universities in Asia and Europe, currently (2012) he is working as Professor of International Business at Fudan University, School of Management, Shanghai, China.