Martin Andersson has a PhD in Economics from Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) since 2007. His dissertation focused on the relationships between the internationalization of firms, technology and innovation. After completion of his PhD, he worked as research coordinator and project leader at the Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In 2012, he was a recipient of the young researcher award in entrepreneurhsip for his research on the role of entrepreneurship in industrial dynamics and economic growth. In 2011 became full professor and research leader at CIRCLE, Lund University, and was deputy director of CIRCLE 2012–2015. Since January 2016 he is professor of industrial economics at the Blekinge Institute of Technology. Martin is part of the prize committee of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research and editor of Annals of Regional Science.
Some questions that Martin Andersson tries to answer in his research:
- How and why do cities and dense environments influence productivity and industrial dynamics?
- What roles do large established firms and new young firms play in innovation and growth?
- What explains the geography of economic growth and innovation?
- From where do new high-growth and high-impact firms come?