The EMBLA research group is a virtual centre of excellence for research on gender and entrepreneurship.
EMBLA was formed in 2012 when researchers from four universities began a joint research project on women's entrepreneurship.
The project "Gender Perspectives on Entrepreneurship and Growth" was about how women's organizing — or feminist activism — can be theorized in a world undergoing strong structural change — from collectivist and corporatist to individualistic and entrepreneurial.
The group was named EMBLA after the first woman in Norse mythology - Embla and Ask were created as each other's equals, and in an egalitarian and independent way.
The first project was funded by the Swedish Research Council and ran from 2011 to 2016. Today, EMBLA has become an established research group that has attracted more researchers and has been granted funding for several new research projects.
Helene Ahl External link, opens in new window., Professor, Jönköping University
Karin Berglund External link, opens in new window., Professor, Stockholm University
Malin Tillmar External link, opens in new window., Professor, Linnaues Universitety
Katarina Pettersson External link, opens in new window., Assistant Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
All projects and publications are found in the right hand side menu.
Do not miss our filmed project presentation of Women's rural entrepreneurship
There is great hope that rural entrepreneurship will reverse the trend of depopulation of the countryside. Many of the new rural enterprises are owned and/or run by women – something that both research and rural policy often miss.