ACTION WORKSHOP FALL 2017

28 September 2017 11:44

ACTION WORKSHOP FALL 2017

Among the participants at this year’s workshop was Associate Professor at SSE, Martin Carlsson-Wall. He reflects on SSE’s collaboration with NHH and the future of the ACTION project.

At this year’s Solstrand workshop, scholars in the ACTION project from the Norwegian School of Economcis (NHH), Manchester Business School, Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and Nord University presented their work in progress and gave constructive feedback on their peers’ work. Jon Iden from NHH presented possible avenues for research on digitalization. Finally, Bjarte Bogsnes from Statoil talked about how his organization is emphasizing a move from “managing to enabling performance”.

Among the participants at this year’s workshop was Associate Professor at SSE, Martin Carlsson-Wall. He reflects on SSE’s collaboration with NHH and the future of the ACTION project.

You and other scholars from Stockholm School of Economics now collaborate with NHH in the ACTION project. You have also collaborated with NHH on other occasions. Why have you decided to continue collaborating with NHH?
There are two reasons why we want to collaborate with NHH. First, we really enjoy working with Katarina Kaarbøe and Anita Meidell. They complement professor Kalle Kraus and myself in a good way, and we like the energetic and positive environment. Secondly, since SSE is ranked #1 in Sweden, we like to work with the highest ranked business school in Norway. The combination of us two and then large companies such as Statoil and Ericsson is really good. 

Associate Professor at SSE, Martin Carlsson-Wall
Associate Professor at SSE, Martin Carlsson-Wall

What are the plans for the ACTION project going forward?
We have two themes we will work on in the coming years. The first one is about risk management. Here we have one project on Ericsson, but Anita Meidell is also part of a couple of other risk management papers professor Kalle Kraus and I are writing. Secondly, we will be developing the digitalization project. In this project, we have also included the Norwegian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. With the two best business schools and the chamber of commerce, we hope to get good access to data as well as a good platform to share our research findings to practice.

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