Doctoral Student of the month - June 2012

Hanna Almlöf

Commercial Law

Who are you and where are you from?

I´m a doctoral candidate in commercial law at the department on Accounting and Law. I´m also a member of the research centre CeFEO — Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership, sharing the interest in closely held companies. I was born and raised in Örebro, 200 km north form Jönköping, and I came to JIBS to start my Bachelor and Master education in 2000.

How did you decide to become a doctoral student? And why did you decide to do it at JIBS?

Before I started my research project I worked as a lecturer at JIBS for two years. Hence, it was both the interest of teaching and research that made me stay at JIBS after my Master graduation. During these first two years I very much came to appreciate the working environment and atmosphere at JIBS. It also gave me time to develop a research idea. My research topic fits very well into JIBS´s research profile dealing with commercial law and family business.

What are your main research interests?

My research project concerns organization and decision-taking organs in closely held companies. The basic aim is to evaluate whether the Swedish companies´ acts are suitable and fulfil the needs of closely held companies.

What is the best thing with working at JIBS?

JIBS is vibrant, living and active. Yes, we are small, but this makes JIBS´s researchers active in networks and at conferences. Through our research centres, such as CeFEO, we are also good at cross-disciplinary research. I consider this a highly competitive aspect of JIBS research.