About me – Linda Höglund

I’m a senior lecturer in Business Administration at the School of Business, Society and Engineering (EST). I’m also part of the Academy of Management Accounting and Control in Central Government (AES), Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University. I teach within management and marketing with a special focus on strategy and entrepreneurship. I conduct research in mainly strategic management, entrepreneurship and strategic entrepreneurship within a context of public sector using qualitative methods. Currently i mainly work with two large projects following the strategic work at Swedish Public Employment Service and Region Stockholm.

My background

I got my PhD degree in business administration in April 2013. My doctoral thesis Discursive practices in Strategic Entrepreneurship: Discourses and Repertoires in two Firms was selected as one of the candidates for Wallander, a stipendium from Handelsbanken that gave me a 3-year scholarship to conduct research.
I have been an active member at the Academy of Management Accounting and Control in Central Government (AES) – a joint project between Stockholm Business School at Stockholm University and twenty central government agencies in Sweden – since I got my PhD.

My research

Within AES I have conducted several research projects. Currently I am doing research on two of our larger central agencies in Sweden – the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Public Employment Services – focusing on the implementation aspects of strategy work. I also study Region Stockholm (previously addressed as Stockholm County Council) and their strategic work. Another important project has been the study of Robotdalen, a collaborative initiative between the public and private sector. Robotdalen is an important part of the innovation system as an enabler of commercial success.

My primary research area

  • Entrepreneurship I established organizations
  • Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Strategy work
  • Qualitative research
  • Public sector

Selected publications

Axelsson, K., Höglund, L. & Mårtensson, M. (2018). Is what’s good for business good for society? Entrepreneurship in a school setting. In U. Hytti, R. Blackburn & S. Tegtmeier (Eds.), The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Holmgren Caicedo, M. Höglund, L., Mårtensson, M. & Svärdsten, F. (2016). Spänningar i styrningen: en strategisk angelägenhet – en fallstudie inom Trafikverket. Stockholms universitet. Akademin för ekonomistyrning i staten, rapportserie 2016:1. ISBN 978-91-981634-4-5

Höglund, L., & Linton, G. (2018). Smart specialization in a Regional Innovation System: A Quadruple Helix perspective. R&D Management, vol 48, no 1, pp. 60-72. Doi: 10.1111/radm.12306

Höglund, L., Holmgren Caicedo, M. & Mårtensson, M. (2018). A balance of strategic management and entrepreneurship practices – the renewal journey of the Swedish Public Employment Service. Financial Accountability and Management.

Höglund, L., Holmgren Caicedo, M., Mårtensson, M. & Svärdsten, F, (2018). Strategic Management in the Public Sector – How tools enable and constrain strategy-making. International Public Management Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2018.1427161

Höglund, L. & Svärdsten, F. (2018). Strategic Management in the Public Sector – A Balancing Act? Scandinavian Journal of Management.

Höglund, L., Mårtensson, M. & Safari, A. (2018). Expectations and the performance of governance functions between a board, management and other stakeholders. Journal of Management and Governance. DOI: 10.1007/s10997-018-9404-1.

Höglund, L., Mårtensson, M. & Safari, A. (2018). The impact of types of trust in the public sector – A case study approach. International journal of public sector management. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-08-2017-0226

Höglund, L.  Holmgren Caicedo, M & Mårtensson, M. (2015). Managing Paradoxes in Governance – Tensions in the Emergence of a New Board. In L. Gnan, A. Hinna & F. Montedur (Eds.), Contingency, Behavioural and Evolutionary Perspectives on Public and Nonprofit Governance (pp.3-30). UK: Emerald publishing group. DOI: 10.1108/S2051-663020150000004001

Höglund, L. (2015). Strategic Entrepreneurship – Organizing Entrepreneurship in Established Organizations. Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 978-91-44-10368-6.

Höglund, L. & Svärdsten, F. (2015). Strategier och strategigenomförande – En fallstudie inom Trafikverket. Stockholms universitet. Akademin för ekonomistyrning i staten, rapportserie 2015:1. ISBN 978-91-981634-2-1.

Höglund, L. (2014). Strategier och strategigenomförande i Trafikverket – en förstudie. Stockholms universitet. Akademin för ekonomistyrning i staten, rapportserie 2014:1. ISBN 978-91-981634-0-7.

Höglund, L. (2013). Discursive Practices in Strategic Entrepreneurship. Discourses and repertoires in two firms. Dissertation in Business no. 5, Örebro University. ISBN 978-91-981634-0-7.