Mikaela Backman

Docent nationalekonomi
Director of PhD Candidates
Nationalekonomi, Finansiering och Statistik , Internationella Handelshögskolan
Biträdande centerledare
Ekonomie Doktor

Mikaela Backman has a PhD in Economics (since 2013) and is employed as an associate professor in economics at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS). Her re­search focuses on the prerequisites for entrepreneurship, development, growth and com­petitiveness for individuals, firms and regions. She has a solid research background where she has published several articles related to entrepreneurship, self-employment and firm development. She has also been involved in may projects both as project leader and project member. In 2017 she won the prize “Young researcher of the year” for her research in entrepreneurship.

Antologibidrag

Backman, M., Karlsson, C., Kekezi, O. (2019). Introduction to the Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging. In: M. Backman, C. Karlsson & O. Kekezi (Ed.), Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging (pp. 1 -22). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Backman, M., Johansson, B., Lööf, H., Nabavi, P., Palmberg, J. (2015). Mångfald och innovationer i urbana regioner. In: Jonas Gustafsson och Åse Karlén (Ed.), Det innovativa Sverige 2: Innovation och attraktion i stad på landsbygd (pp. 21 -39). Stockholm: ESBRI
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2014). Returns to Higher Education: a Regional Perspective. In: Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Roger R. Stough (Ed.), Knowledge, Innovation And Space (pp. 237 -264). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

Artikel

Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2020). Age of managers and employees – Firm survival Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 15.
Backman, M., Brenner, T., Hirte, G., Wanzenböck, I. (2020). New editors-in-chief and 40th anniversary of RRR Jahrbuch für Regional Wissenschaft, 40, 1-2.
Amato, S., Basco, R., Backman, M., Lattanzi, N. (2020). Family-managed firms and local export spillovers: evidence from Spanish manufacturing firms European Planning Studies.
Backman, M., Kohlhase, J. (2020). Labor force diversity and firm survival Journal of regional science.
Baù, M., Chirico, F., Pittino, D., Backman, M., Klaesson, J. (2019). Roots to grow: Family firms and local embeddedness in rural and urban contexts Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 43(2), 360-385.
Nilsson, P., Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Maniriho, A. (2019). One cow per poor family: Effects on the growth of consumption and crop production World Development, 114, 1-12.
Backman, M., Nilsson, P. (2018). The role of cultural heritage in attracting skilled individuals Journal of Cultural Economics, 42(1), 111-138.
Backman, M., Wallin, T. (2018). Access to banks and external capital acquisition: Perceived innovation obstacles The annals of regional science, 61(1), 161-187.
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2018). Entrepreneurship and age across time and space Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 109(3), 371-385.
Backman, M., Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2017). Innovation in the hospitality industry: Firm or location? Tourism Economics, 23(8), 1591-1614.
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2017). Location of New Firms: Influence of Commuting Behaviour Growth and Change, 48(4), 682-699.
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2016). Determinants of self-employment among commuters and non-commuters Papers in regional science (Print), 95(4), 755-774.
Backman, M., Mellander, C., Gabe, T. (2016). Effects of human Capital on the growth and survival of Swedish businesses Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 46(1), 22-38.
Backman, M., Palmberg, J. (2015). Contextualizing small family firms: How does the urban-rural context affect firm employment growth? The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(4), 247-258.
Backman, M. (2015). Banks and new firm formation Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 22(4), 734-761.
Backman, M., Lööf, H. (2015). The geography of innovation and entrepreneurship The annals of regional science, 55(1), 1-6.
Backman, M. (2014). Returns to Education across the urban-rural hierarchy The Review of Regional Studies, 44(1), 33-59 Stillwater: Oklahoma State University .
Backman, M. (2014). Human capital in firms and regions: Impact on firm productivity Papers in regional science (Print), 93(3), 557-575.
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2013). Determinants of entrepreneurship: Is it all about the individual or the region? International Review of Entrepreneurship, 11(3), 1-24.
Karlsson, C., Backman, M. (2011). Accessibility to human capital and new firm formation International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 7(1/2/3), 7-22.

Bok

Eriksson, S., Backman, M., Balkow, J., Dahlkild, J. (2008). Varför producera utomlands?: 11 fallstudier från Jönköpings län om outsourcing och offshoring. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School

Doktorsavhandling

Backman, M. (2013). Regions, Human Capital and New Firm Formation (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School).

Konferensbidrag

Nilsson, P., Maniriho, A., Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2017). One cow per poor family: effects on the growth of consumption and crop production. Addis Ababa International Conference on Business and Economics (AAICBE) on 6-8 December 2017.
Chirico, F., Backman, M., Baù, M., Karlsson, M., Pittino, D. (2017). No Firm is an Island: Local Embeddedness and Rural-Urban Contexts for Business Growth in Family versus non-Family Firms.. IFERA 2017: annual conference June 28-July 1, 2017, Zadar, Croatia, 2017.
Backman, M. (2016). Career trajectories of immigrants in Sweden. 63rd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Minneapolis, USA, November 9-12, 2016.
Backman, M. (2013). Who says life is over after 55? Entrepreneurship and an aging population. NARSC Conference, 13-16 November 2013, Atlanta.
Backman, M., Kohlhase, J. (2013). The Influence of Diversity on the Formation, Survival and Growth of New Firms. NARSC Conference, 13-16 November 2013, Atlanta.
backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2011). Regional variations in returns to education. NARSC Conference, 13-16 November 2013, Atlanta.
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2011). Returns to Education: A Regional Perspective. The Western Regional Science Association, 50th Anniversary Meeting, Monterey, California, February 27–March 2, 2011.
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2010). Location of Talent. 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, 19th – 23rd August 2010, Jönköping, Sweden.
Backman, M. (2009). Human capital and firm performance. 12th Uddevalla Symposium, 11–13 June, 2009, Bari, Italy.
Backman, M. (2008). Accessibility and New Firm Formation. 12th Uddevalla Symposium, 11–13 June, 2009, Bari, Italy.
Bjerke, L., Backman, M. (2008). Inter-regional Labour Mobility and Returns to Migration. Regional Studies Association, Winter Conference.
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2008). Return to higher Education: A regional perspective. Trollhättan: Department of Economics and IT, University West, The 11th Uddevalla Symposium, 15-17 May, 2008, Kyoto, Japan.
Backman, M. (2008). Spatial capital mobility: An empirical study. Trollhättan: Department of Economics and IT, University West, The 11th Uddevalla Symposium, 15-17 May, 2008, Kyoto, Japan.
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2008). Returns to higher education: A regional perspective. 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27-31 August 2008 Liverpool, UK.
Backman, M. (2008). Spatial capital mobility: An empirical study. 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27-31 August 2008 Liverpool, UK.
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2007). Human Capital and New Firm Formation. Trollhättan: Department of Economics and Informatics, University West, 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27-31 August 2008 Liverpool, UK.
Backman, M. (2007). Financial Accessibility and New Firm Formation. 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27-31 August 2008 Liverpool, UK.

Rapport

Backman, M., Wallin, T. (2017). Access to financial intermediaries and external capital acquisition. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of Technology, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS)
Nilsson, P., Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Maniriho, A. (2017). One cow per poor family: effects on consumption and crop production in Rwanda. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of technology, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS)
Backman, M., Klaesson, J., Öner, Ö. (2017). Innovationer inom besöksnäringen.
Backman, M., Nilsson, P., Klaesson, J., Westlund, H., Rickardsson, J., Wassen, L. (2016). Utvärdering av Landsbygdsprogrammet 2007-2013 (Axel 1). Jönköping: Jordbruksverket
Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Johansson, S., Klaesson, J., Norman, T., Wallin, T., Wixe, S. (2015). Tillgänglighet, innovationsprocesser och tillväxt. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School
Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Johansson, S., Wallin, T., Wixe, S. (2014). Platsbunden innovationsförmåga och arbetskraftens sammansättning. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School
Backman, M., Bjerke, L., Johansson, S., Wallin, T., Wixe, S. (2014). Mångfald och utveckling av långsiktigt hållbara innovationsmiljöer. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2013). Who says life is over after 55? Entrepreneurship and an aging population. Stockholm: Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, The Royal Institute of Technology
Backman, M. (2013). Regional variation of returns to education. Stockholm: Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, The Royal Institute of Technology
Backman, M., Kohlhase, J. (2013). The Influence of Diversity on the Formation, Survival and Growth of New Firms. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of Technology Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS)
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. (2013). Determinants of entrepreneurship. Is it all about the individual or the region?. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of technology Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS)
Backman, M., Nilsson, P., Klaesson, J. (2010). HV71:s betydelse för Jönköpingsregionen.
Backman, M., Bjerke, L. (2009). Returns to Higher Education: a Regional Perspective. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS
Karlsson, C., Backman, M. (2008). Human Capital and New Firm Formation. Jönköping: Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth, Jönköping International Business School
Johansson, B., Karlsson, C., Backman, M. (2007). Innovation Policy Instruments. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS
Backman, M., Karlsson, C., Johansson, B. (2007). Stadsförnyelse i Norrköping och Linköping: Konsekvenser av Ostlänken, regional infrastruktur och investeringar i stadskärnorna. Jönköping: INA: Institutet för näringslivsanalys, Jönköping International Business School
Backman, M., Karlsson, C., Petersson, L., Klaesson, J. (2007). Konsekvensanalys av projektet "Handelscentrum Ljungby Shop Stop". Ljungby: Ljungby kommun
Backman, M., Johansson, B. (2007). Utvärdering av ADA. Göteborg: Business Region Göteborg
Johansson, B., Karlsson, C., Backman, M., Juusola, P. (2007). The Lisbon Agenda from 2000 to 2010. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS
Backman, M., Johansson, B. (2006). Västra Sverige -  en konkurrenskraftig automotivregion: Utvärdering av projektet "Automotive Sweden 2004-2006". Jönköping: Institutet för näringslivsanalys, Internationella handelshögskolan

Samlingsverk

(2019). Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

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