Past Conferences

Entrepreneurship, Firm Growth and Ownership Change

IFN Stockholm Conference in Vaxholm 9–10 June 2011


In the last decade we have observed an increased interest from scholars on how innovations are financed, developed, and commercialized, and on the effects of ownership changes on the reorganization and growth of established firms. This research has partly underscored the importance of both the interaction between entrepreneurs and venture capital firms in the growth phase of firms, and the interaction between private equity firms and established firms in the industrial development process.

But more research is needed to advance our knowledge. The first purpose of this conference is to contribute to the understanding of the determinants of entrepreneurship, the commercialization routes of innovations, and how financial agents such as venture capital firms help entrepreneurial ventures grow. The second purpose of the conference is to enhance our understanding of how change of control drives organizational change, employment growth, innovation incentives, and productivity in established firms.

The conference is invitation only, hosted by IFN and organized by Lars Persson (IFN) and Joacim Tåg (IFN) with financial support from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

For more information please contact Joacim Tåg (

 General information






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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Grevgatan 34 - 2 fl, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46-(0)8-665 45 00 |