Christian Sandström

Senior Associate Professor Business Administration
Business Administration , Jönköping International Business School

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Christian Sandström is senior associate professor in digital business.

He has previously been a visiting scholar at Victoria University in New Zealand, ETH in Switzerland and at the University of Cambridge doing research on the disruptive potential of 3D Printing.

Sandström wrote his PhD thesis (2010) on Disruptive Innovation (available online here). Based on historical studies of technological change in e.g. the camera industry, the calculator industry and video surveillance he developed new theory on the topic.

Current research concerns the interplay between digital technological and institutional change, and the competitive implications of such transitions. His research approach is partly historical and partly about contemporary issues like the evolving platform economy.

Sandström was in 2009 awarded as the best lecturer by industrial engineering students at Chalmers. In 2018, he received the Pedagogical Prize at Chalmers University of Technology for innovative teaching methods.

A Google Scholar profile can be found here.

Recent publications:

Grafström, J., Sandström, C., Wieslander, A. (2020) Mycket mer för mindre - Tillväxt och Hållbarhet i Sverige, Ratio. Available here.

Tillväxtanalys (2020) Tredje generationens näringspolitiska program - kunskapsöversikt och problematisering, PM 2020:12. Available here.

McCauley, B., Berndt, A., Helmefalk, M., Sandström, C. (2022) Organizing for Consumer Engagement in a Hybrid online-offline environment - The case of gaming in the Modern LANscape, accepted for publication in Technological Forecasting and Social Change (ABS ranking: 3).

Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2021) Applying social media data to Strategic foresight, accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (ABS ranking: 3)

Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C., & Suseno, Y. (2021, forthcoming). The sharing economy and the transformation of work: Evidence from Foodora. Accepted in Personnel Review. (ABS ranking: 2)

Karlson, N., Sandström, C., & Wennberg, K. (2021). Bureaucrats or Markets in Innovation Policy? – a critique of the entrepreneurial state. The Review of Austrian Economics34(1), 81-95. (ABS ranking: 1).

Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C., Sick, N., Suseno, Y. (2020) Social Media Analytics for acquisition of market and non-market perceptions in the sharing economy, accepted for publication in Journal of Knowledge Management. (ABS ranking: 2)

Ingram Bogusz, C., Laurell, C., & Sandström, C., (2020). Beyond the Bubble: Is the Blockchain crowding out Crowdfunding, or converging on a new ICO standard? Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. (ABS ranking: 3)

Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2020) Digital Disruption beyond Uber and Airbnb – tracking the long tail of the sharing economy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol 155, 119323 (ABS ranking: 3).

Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C. Sandström, C. & Suseno, Y. (2020). Assessing the interplay between the sharing, access, platform and community-based economies – one or several economies? Accepted for publication in Information Technology and People. (ABS ranking: 3)

Laurell, C., Sandström, C., Eriksson, K. & Nykvist, R. (2020). Digitalization and the future of Management Learning – New technology as an enabler of historical, practice oriented and critical research, Management Learning, Vol. 51(1), pp. 89-108 (ABS ranking: 3).

Eriksson, K., Ernkvist, M., Laurell, C., Moodysson, J., Nykvist, R., Sandström, C. (2019). A revised perspective on innovation policy for renewal of mature economies – Historical evidence from finance and telecommunications in Sweden 1980-1990. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 147, Oct 2019, pp. 152-162. (ABS ranking: 3)

Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Sandström, C., Eriksson, K., Nykvist, R. (2019) Digital Entrepreneurship and Institutional Change – Exploring the role of cities, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 146, pp. 877-886. (ABS ranking: 3)

Laurell, C., Sandström, C., Berthold, A. & Larsson, D. (2019). Exploring barriers to adoption of Virtual Reality through Social Media Analytics and Machine Learning – an assessment of technology, network, price and trialability, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 100, July 2019, pp. 469-474 (ABS ranking: 3).

Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C. (2019) How sustainable is the sharing economy? On the sustainability connotations of sharing economy platforms, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 206, pp. 419-429. (ABS ranking: 2).

Laurell, C., Sandström, C. Suseno, Y. (2019) Assessing the interplay between crowdfunding and social media, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 141, April 2019, pp. 117-127 (ABS ranking: 3).

Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2018) Comparing the impact of social and traditional media on disruptive change – evidence from the sharing economy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 129, April 2018, pp. 339-344 (ABS ranking: 3).

Axelson, M., Netz, J., Sandström, C. (2017) Collective action problems in public sector innovation: A business model perspective, Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 26(4), pp. 370-378 (ABS ranking: 2).

Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2017) The sharing economy in social media – analyzing tensions between market and non-market logics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 125, pp. 58-65 (ABS ranking: 3).

Berglund, H., Sandström, C. (2017) A New Perspective on the Innovator’s Dilemma – Exploring the role of Entrepreneurship Incentives, DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2017.10006144, Vol.75, No.1/2/3/4, pp. 142 – 156 (ABS ranking: 2).

Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2016) Analysing Uber in Social Media – Disruptive Technology or Institutional Disruption? International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 20(7), DOI: 10.1142/S1363919616400132. Knut Holt Best paper award vid ISPIM Innovation Summit, 5-7 December in Brisbane, Australia (ABS ranking: 2).

Sandström, C., Wennberg, K., Wallin, M. W., & Zherlygina, Y. (2018). Public policy for academic entrepreneurship initiatives: A review and critical discussion. The Journal of Technology Transfer43(5), 1232-1256 (ABS ranking: 3).

Sandström, C. (2016) The non-disruptive emergence of an Ecosystem for 3D Printing – Insights from the Hearing aid industry’s transition 1989-2008, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol 102, pp. 160-168 (ABS ranking: 3).

Sandström, C., Berglund, H., Magnusson, M. (2014). Symmetric assumptions in the theory of disruptive innovation – Theoretical and Managerial implications, Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 23(4), pp. 472-483 (ABS ranking: 2).

Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2014). Disruption and Social Media – Entrant Firms as Institutional Entrepreneurs, International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 18(3), DOI 14440006 (ABS ranking: 2).

Sandström, C. (2013) Facit and the displacement of mechanical calculators, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Vol 35(3), pp. 20-31.

Berglund, H., Sandström, C. (2013) Business Model Innovation from an Open Systems Perspective: Structural Challenges and Managerial Solutions, International Journal of Product Development, special issue on Business Model Innovation. 18(3/4), pp. 274-285 (ABS ranking: 1).

Pihl, C., Sandström, C. (2013) Social media, value creation and appropriation – the business model of fashion bloggers in Sweden, International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. Vol. 61(3/4), pp. 309-323 (ABS ranking: 2).

Sandström, C. and Björk, J. (2010) Idea management systems for a changing innovation landscape, International Journal of Product Development, Vol. 11, No 3-4, pp.  310 – 324 (ABS ranking: 1).

 

Article

Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2022). Social Media Analytics as an Enabler for External Search and Open Foresight—The Case of Tesla's Autopilot and Regulatory Scrutiny of Autonomous Driving IEEE transactions on engineering management, 69(2), 564-571. More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Oberg, C., Sandström, C., Suseno, Y. (2022). The sharing economy and the transformation of work: evidence from Foodora Personnel review, 51(2), 584-602. More information
Johnson, P., Laurell, C., Ots, M., Sandström, C. (2022). Digital innovation and the effects of artificial intelligence on firms’ research and development – Automation or augmentation, exploration or exploitation? Technological forecasting & social change, 179. More information
Karlson, N., Sandström, C., Wennberg, K. (2021). Bureaucrats or Markets in Innovation Policy? – a critique of the entrepreneurial state The Review of Austrian Economics, 34, 81-95. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C., Eriksson, K., Nykvist, R. (2020). Digitalization and the future of Management Learning: New technology as an enabler of historical, practice-oriented, and critical perspectives in management research and learning Management Learning, 51(1), 89-108. More information
Grafström, J., Paulson, R., Sandström, C., Wieslander, A. (2020). Tillväxt och hållbar utveckling i Sverige – fick Lindbeck (1974) rätt? Ekonomisk Debatt, 48(7), 64-69. More information
Ingram Bogusz, C., Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2020). Tracking the digital evolution of entrepreneurial finance: The interplay between crowdfunding, blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and initial coin offerings IEEE transactions on engineering management, 67(4), 1099-1108. More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C., Suseno, Y. (2020). Assessing user perceptions of the interplay between the sharing, access, platform and community‐based economies Information Technology and People, 33(3), 1037-1051. More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C. (2019). How sustainable is the sharing economy? On the sustainability connotations of sharing economy platforms Journal of Cleaner Production, 206, 419-429. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C., Berthold, A., Larsson, D. (2019). Exploring barriers to adoption of Virtual Reality through Social Media Analytics and Machine Learning – An assessment of technology, network, price and trialability Journal of Business Research, 100, 469-474. More information
Eriksson, K., Ernkvist, M., Laurell, C., Moodysson, J., Nykvist, R., Sandström, C. (2019). A revised perspective on innovation policy for renewal of mature economies – Historical evidence from finance and telecommunications in Sweden 1980–1990 Technological forecasting & social change, 147, 152-162. More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Sandström, C., Eriksson, K., Nykvist, R. (2019). Digital entrepreneurship and field conditions for institutional change – Investigating the enabling role of cities Technological forecasting & social change, 146, 877-886. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C., Suseno, Y. (2019). Assessing the interplay between crowdfunding and sustainability in social media Technological forecasting & social change, 141, 117-127. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2018). Comparing coverage of disruptive change in social and traditional media: Evidence from the sharing economy Technological forecasting & social change, 129, 339-344. More information
Sandström, C., Wennberg, K., Wallin, M., Zherlygina, Y. (2018). Public policy for academic entrepreneurship initiatives: a review and critical discussion Journal of Technology Transfer, 43(5), 1232-1256. More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2018). Digital Disruption beyond Uber and Airbnb—Tracking the long tail of the sharing economy Technological forecasting & social change. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2017). The sharing economy in social media: Analyzing tensions between market and non-market logics Technological forecasting & social change, 125, 58-65. More information
Axelson, M., Netz, J., Sandström, C. (2017). Collective action problems in public sector innovation: A business model perspective Creativity and Innovation Management, 26(4), 370-378. More information
Berglund, H., Sandström, C. (2017). A new perspective on the innovator's dilemma-exploring the role of entrepreneurial incentives International Journal of Technology Management, 75(1-4), 142-156. More information
Laurell, C., Christian, S. (2016). Analysing uber in social media - disruptive technology or institutional disruption? International Journal of Innovation Management, 20(5). More information
Sandström, C., Ernkvist, M., Laurell, C., Jörnmark, J. (2016). Varför kan teknik slå politik? , 44(7), 42-53. More information
Sandström, C. (2016). The non-disruptive emergence of an ecosystem for 3D Printing - Insights from the hearing aid industry's transition 1989-2008 Technological forecasting & social change, 102, 160-168. More information
Sandström, C. (2015). Is 3D printing a disruptive technology? Evidence from the hearing aid industry Journal of Supply Excellence, 4, 18-22. More information
Sandström, C. (2015). How disruptive is Tesla, really? MIT Technology Review. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2014). Disruption and social media - entrant firms as institutional entrepreneurs International Journal of Innovation Management, 18(3) London: Imperial College Press . More information
Sandström, C., Berglund, H., Magnusson, M. (2014). Symmetric assumptions in the theory of disruptive innovation: Theoretical and managerial implications Creativity and Innovation Management, 23(4), 472-483. More information
Pihl, C., Sandström, C. (2013). Value creation and appropriation in social media - the case of fashion bloggers in Sweden International Journal of Technology Management, 61(3/4), 309-323. More information
Berglund, H., Sandström, C. (2013). Business model innovation from an open systems perspective: Structural challenges and managerial solutions International Journal of Product Development, 18(3-4), 274-285. More information
Sandström, C. (2013). Facit and the displacement of mechanical calculators IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 35(3), 20-31. More information
Sandström, C. (2013). What visionary companies do differently InnovationManagement.se. More information
Sandström, C. (2011). High-end disruptive technologies with an inferior performance International Journal of Technology Management, 56(2-4), 109-122. More information
Sandström, C. (2011). Hasselblad and the shift to digital imaging IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 33(3), 55-66. More information
Sandström, C., Osborne, R. (2011). Managing business model renewal International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 5(5), 461-474. More information
Sandström, C. (2011). You press the button, Kodak used to do the rest MIT Technology Review. More information
Sandström, C. (2011). Ready or Not, Here IP Comes SDM Magazine. More information
Sandström, C. (2011). Mastering radical innovation – Turning threat into opportunity InnovationManagement.se. More information
Sandström, C., Björk, J. (2010). Idea management systems for a changing innovation landscape International Journal of Product Development, 11(3-4), 310-324. More information
Sandström, C. (2010). När ny teknik möter gamla affärsmodeller Management of Technology, 3-4. More information
Sandström, C., Magnusson, M., Jörnmark, J. (2009). Exploring factors influencing incumbents’ response to disruptive innovation Creativity and Innovation Management, 18(1), 8-15. More information
Broström, A., Mckelvey, M., Sandström, C. (2009). Investing in localized relationships with universities: What are the benefits for R&D subsidiaries of multinational enterprises? Industry and Innovation, 16(1), 59-78. More information

Book

Grafström, J., Sandström, C. (2020). Mer för mindre?: Tillväxt och hållbarhet i Sverige. Stockholm: Ratio More information
Sandström, C., Karlsson, N. (2016). Digital disruption: konsekvenser för företagande, individer och samhälle. Stockholm: Ratio More information

Book chapter

Sandström, C., Alm, C. (2022). Directionality in Innovation Policy and the Ongoing Failure of Green Deals: Evidence from Biogas, Bio-ethanol, and Fossil-Free Steel. In: Karl Wennberg & Christian Sandström (Ed.), Questioning the Entrepreneurial State: Status-quo, Pitfalls, and the Need for Credible Innovation Policy (pp. 251 -269). Cham: Springer More information
Wennberg, K., Sandström, C. (2022). Introduction. In: Karl Wennberg & Christian Sandström (Ed.), Questioning the Entrepreneurial State: Status-quo, Pitfalls, and the Need for Credible Innovation Policy (pp. 3 -18). Cham: Springer More information
Bergkvist, J., Moodysson, J., Sandström, C. (2022). Third-Generation Innovation Policy: System Transformation or Reinforcing Business as Usual?. In: Karl Wennberg & Christian Sandström (Ed.), Questioning the Entrepreneurial State: Status-quo, Pitfalls, and the Need for Credible Innovation Policy (pp. 201 -217). Cham: Springer More information
Collin, E., Sandström, C., Wennberg, K. (2022). Evaluating Evaluations of Innovation Policy: Exploring Reliability, Methods, and Conflicts of Interest. In: Karl Wennberg & Christian Sandström (Ed.), Questioning the Entrepreneurial State: Status-quo, Pitfalls, and the Need for Credible Innovation Policy (pp. 157 -173). Cham: Springer More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C. (2021). The sharing economy as an entrepreneurial evolution of electronic commerce. In: E. Vinogradov, B. Leick & D. Assadi (Ed.), Digital Entrepreneurship and the Sharing Economy (pp. 72 -87). More information
Sandström, C. (2021). Innovation through collaboration to meet grand challenges?: A critique of current trends in industrial policy. In: M. Andersson, E. Deiaco & J. Eklund (Ed.), Swedish perspectives on industrial policy: The Washington Consensus and beyond (pp. 89 -107). Örebro: Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C. (2019). Tracking the institutional logics of the sharing economy. In: R. W. Belk, G. M. Eckhardt & F. Bardhi (Ed.), Handbook of the sharing economy (pp. 177 -192). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing More information
Broström, A., McKelvey, M., Sandström, C. (2009). Elite European universities and the R&D subsidiaries of multinational enterprises. In: M. McKelvey & M. Holmén (Ed.), Learning to compete in European universities: From social institution to knowledge business (pp. 251 -277). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing More information

Review

Maric, S., Sandström, C. (2020). Vem vill inte ha mer innovation? (Recension av: Calestous Juma: Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies). More information
Sandström, C. (2015). Mariana Mazzucato: The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths (recension). More information
Sandström, C. (2013). Erik Lakomaa, Sedelpressen: Dagens Industri under 30 år (Stocksund: Hydra Förlag 2012). 177 s.. More information

Conference paper

Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C. (2020). Assessing the impact of the sharing economy on the evolution of online commerce. Manchester: The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), ISPIM Connects Bangkok – Partnering for an Innovative Community, Bangkok, Thailand, 1-4 March, 2020. More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C., Sick, N., Suseno, Y. (2018). Institutional Change at the Sharing Economy's Fringes: Evidence from Foodora. ISPIM innovation conference, 17-20 June, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. More information
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C., Sandström, C. (2017). Assessing the sustainability impact of the sharing economy. 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (IWSE), Lund, Sweden, June 15-16, 2017. More information
Eriksson, K., Sandström, C. (2017). How can an entrant firm dismantle a government monopoly?. Mont Pelerin Society, Stockholm, 2-5 November, 2017. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2016). Spotting Industry Change through Social Media: The Case of Tesla. ISPIM Innovation Summit. More information
Gustafsson, R., Ernkvist, M., Sandström, C., Lakomaa, E., Nykvist, R., Cheung, Z. (2016). Towards an integrative digital history approach in organization studies. 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016, 5 - 9 August 2016, Anaheim, USA. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2016). Where's the sharing in the sharing economy? From collaborative consumption to platform capitalism through institutional entrepreneurship. 10th Ratio Colloquium for Young Social Scientists (RCYSS), Stockholm, 26-27 August, 2016. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2015). Analysing Uber in social media: disruptive technology or institutional disruption?. The ISPIM Innovation Summit, Brisbane, Australia, 6-9 December. More information
Axelsson, M., Sandström, C. (2015). Dynamic National Capability: Insights from astudy of Innovation of Homeland Security. 16th International CINet Conference, 3-15 September 2015 - Stockholm, Sweden. More information
Berglund, H., Sandström, C. (2014). A New Perspective on the Innovator’s Dilemma – Exploring the Role of Entrepreneurial Incentives. XXV ISPIM Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 8-11th of June 2014. More information
Laurell, C., Sandström, C. (2013). The disruptive effects of social media – Entrant firms as institutional entrepreneurs in fashion journalism. The 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium – Innovation in the Asian Century, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 December 2013. More information
Berglund, H., Sandström, C. (2013). Technological discontinuities and the incumbent’s curse – entrant firms as institutional entrepreneurs. Ratio Colloquium for Young Social Scientists, Stockholm, Sweden 22-24 August 2013. More information
Berglund, H., Sandström, C., Magnusson, M. (2012). Symmetric Assumptions in the Theory of Disruptive Innovation: Theoretical & Managerial Implications. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012, 3 - 7 August 2012, Boston, USA. More information
Pihl, C., Sandström, C. (2011). Social media, value creation and appropriation: the business model of fashion bloggers in Sweden. 12th International Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference, Arhus, Denmark, 11-13 September, 2011. More information
Johansson, M., Sandström, C. (2011). Curing the incumbent curse - Investing in discontinuous innovation. 12th International CINet Conference, 9-11 September 2011 - Århus, Denmark. More information
Sandström, C., Magnusson, M. (2010). Value, Actors and Networks - A revised perspective on disruptive innovation. DIME conference ‘Organizing for networked innovation’, Milan, Italy, 14-16 April, 2010. More information
Sandström, C. (2009). High-end Disruptive Technologies with an inferior performance. 10th International CINet Conference, 6-8 September 2009 - Brisbane, Australia. More information
Sandström, C. (2008). New Channel Disruptive Innovation. ISPIM Conference, Singapore, 14-17 December 2008. More information
Sandström, C., Osborne, R. (2008). Changing the business model to overcome innovation adoption barriers - the case of new value distribution in the customer's organization. 9th CINet Conference, Valencia, Spain, 8-9 September 2008. More information
Sandström, C., Magnusson, M., Jörnmark, J. (2007). Surviving disruptive innovation: does incumbent size and strategy matter?. 8th CINet Conference, 10-11 September, 2007, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information

Report

Sandström, C., Karlson, N., Wennberg, K. (2018). Innovationspolitik för tillväxt. Stockholm: Ratio More information
Sandström, C. (2017). Disruptiv digitalisering inom marknaden för juridiska tjänster: Snabb evolution eller teknisk revolution?. Stockholm: Konkurrensverket More information
Sandström, C., Stadin, E., Lawenius, K., Tellstedt, T. (2015). Mer än bara MOOC:s: – hur onlineutbildning påverkar den amerikanska universitetssektorn. More information
Sandström, C. (2014). Var skapades Sveriges 100 främsta innovationer?. Stockholm: Reforminstitutet More information
Berglund, H. Björkdahl, J. Börjesson, S. Elmquist, M. Hjerpe, J. Sandström, C. , ... Wickenberg J. (2011). CBIs studie om innovationsledning. More information