In order to strengthen our attention and commitment toward the exploration of one of the JIBS focus areas, ownership, CeFEO decided to introduce a thematic workshop in 2018 dedicated to deepening and broadening our understanding of ownership. The workshop is offered to JIBS faculty and open to the national and international community.

With this series of workshops, we delve in JIBS' focus area of ‘Ownership’, supporting  the development of the theoretical and empirical foundations of ownership. The purpose is to engage in a debate that stimulates a common interest that could in turn lead to the initiation of new research projects and funding applications.

The second edition of the workshop will take place during 2020 and is currently under development.


Emergent Concepts of Ownership Across
Firms and Industries

The first edition of the workshop, organized by the CeFEO members Henry Lopez Vega and Daniel Pittino, has been dedicated to “Emergent Concepts of Ownership Across Firms and Industries”. The format of the workshop involves the participation of visiting scholars as well as researchers from JIBS.

With this workshop, we explored the focus area of ‘ownership’ by studying how industrial and geographical changes (e.g. digitalization, innovation, internationalisation, intellectual property, knowledge boundaries/integration) affect the theoretical and empirical foundations of ownership.

Topics discussed in the workshop included:

  • Anna Grandori: Ownership and governance, theory of the firm, contracts, ownership and human capital, ownership, and the law
  • Fredrik Tell: Innovation, knowledge integration, digitalization, patents, and protection.
  • Leif Melin External link, opens in new window.: Ownership and forms of organization, types of ownership, property and decision rights, psychological ownership
  • Rolf Lundin: Projects and temporary organizations; network projects and its ownership and time characteristics.
  • Jerker Moodysson External link, opens in new window.. Knowledge bases for innovation; institutional characteristics and vested interest in knowledge creation; regime status-quo, and the role of middle-size firms in knowledge creation.
  • Francesco Chirico External link, opens in new window.: Connecting family business and ownership, ownership exit, and ownership types e.g. franchising, mergers, acquisitions.
  • Mattias Nordqvist External link, opens in new window.: Overview of ownership projects at Cefeo, new projects/initiatives in ownership research