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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), collects, uses and stores personal data. IFN is responsible (personuppgiftsansvarig) for the treatment described in the text. The privacy policy is updated and upgraded continuously.

Please contact us at info@ifn.se for more information.

What personal data are processed?

  • Information provided in connection with registration for events, ordering of printed material, or by filling out a form issued by IFN
    In these cases name, contact details, and in some cases employer and title are stored. 
  • Information about persons with a valid interest in IFN's activities:
    This may apply to contact information for politicians, journalists or others who, due to their standing in society and the job market, are expected to be interested in IFN's activities.
  • Videos and images taken in conjunction with activities organized by IFN
    Publishing of videos and photographs is linked to IFN's publishing certificate (utgivarbevis) and is in accordance with the Press Freedom Regulation. Films and images are only used for publishing related to the subject and/or activity only (unless otherwise agreed).
  • Employees and external service providers
    IFN stores information that is required by law.
  • Details for job candidates 
    The documents submitted by the person applying for a position, their name and contact details, are stored. All these data are stored separately from other records.


How are personal data processed?

  • Personal data are stored for internal use only.
    Personal data are only accessible to persons responsible for the current registry, or mailings based on this registry.
  • Personal data are used exclusively for the purpose for which they were gathered.
    The information is never disclosed to third parties, except for services used by IFN to communicate information.
  • Personal data are stored only for as long as required. 
    This applies to the purpose for which they were gathered. Job applications will be deleted within two years unless otherwise agreed.
  • Some data may be stored for an extended period.
    Personal data can be stored longer to meet legal requirements. Personal data for employees may be saved for historical reasons.


Your rights

  • Extracts from the registry
    You are entitled to request and receive registry extracts regarding the personal data stored about you by IFN.
  • Deletion of data
    You are entitled to request deletion of personal data not required to be stored by law. If you unsubscribe from IFN’s mailing list and otherwise are unrelated to IFN's activities, all information will be deleted immediately.
  • Amendments
    If IFN stores incorrect information, you are entitled to request that it be corrected.



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This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Lars Backsell.

Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

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