Kajsa Haag

Assistant Professor Business Administration

Programme Director
Business Administration , Jönköping International Business School

Assistant Professor

CeFEO - Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership , Jönköping International Business School

PhD in Business Administration


Kajsa Haag is an Assistant Professor (universitetslektor) at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) and part of the research Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). 

Through collaborations with the surrounding society Kajsa strives for co-creation of knowledge with high practical relevance. Working with the CeFEO group, she is involved in various collaborative projects in relation to family business management. Kajsa has experience from seminars with family business practitioners and family business councilors (accountants, bankers etc.), and executive training of owner families regarding succession. She is currently part of a multidisciplinary research project that investigates ownership dynamics in privately held businesses, funded by Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse Tore Browaldhs Stiftelse. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “Rethinking Family Business Succession: From a problem to solve to an ongoing practice". It explores the practice of family business succession in the every-day life of business families. Her research interests concerns:

  • Succession
  • Strategic renewal
  • Legal regulation of ownership
  • The Swedish furniture industry
  • Interpretative research methodologies 

Kajsa´s teaching includes strategy, family business management, management of technology, project management and thesis supervision on undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level.

Article

Haag, K., Sund, L. (2016). Divorce in the family business: unfolding the legal problems by learning from practice Journal of Family Business Management, 6(1), 81-96. More information
Sund, L., Andersson, J., Haag, K. (2015). Share transfer restrictions and family business: The minority shareholder perspective European Business Law Review, 26(3), 437-450. More information
Sund, L., Melin, L., Haag, K. (2015). Intergenerational ownership succession: Shifting the focus from outcome measurements to preparatory requirements The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(3), 166-177. More information
Almlöf, H., Haag, K., Sund, L. (2010). Divorce and death in the family firm: A business law perspective European Business Law Review, 21(2), 101-118 The Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer . More information

Book

Melin, L., Brundin, E., Haag, K., Hall, A., Nordqvist, M., Wigren, C. (2007). Ägarskifte med förnuft och känsla: Vägledning inför ägar- och ledarskiften i företag. Stockholm: Verket för näringslivsutveckling (NUTEK) More information
Bjuggren, P., Melin, L., Ericsson, A., Hall, A., Haag, K., Nordqvist, M. (2004). Ägarskiften och ledarskiften i företag: En fördjupad analys. Stockholm: Nutek More information

Book chapter

Achtenhagen, L., Haag, K., Welter, F. (2017). The role of gender in family-business research: A systematic review of the literature. In: Vanessa Ratten, Leo-Paul Dana, Veland Ramadani (Ed.), Women entrepreneurship in family business (pp. 16 -45). Abingdon: Routledge More information
Haag, K. (2012). Generationsskifte till vardags. In: Ethel Brundin, Anders W. Johansson, Bengt Johannisson, Leif Melin, Mattias Nordqvist (Ed.), Familjeföretagande: affärer och känslor (pp. 191 -212). Stockholm: SNS förlag More information

Conference paper

Haag, K., Achtenhagen, L. (2018). Renewal through socialization: A case of strategy as wayfinding. 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) 2018, July 10-15, Chicago, USA. More information
Haag, K., Almlöf, H., Neville, M. (2018). Legal advice for family business owners: A fragmented market and neglect of family law. The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) 2018, July 3-6, Zwolle, The Netherlands. More information
Haag, K., Almlöf, H., Neville, M. (2018). Protection of ownership and facilitation of exit: what legal advice are family business owners receiving?. 14th EIASM Workshop On Family Firm Management Research, Larnaca, Cyprus, May 17-19, 2018. More information
Haag, K., Achtenhagen, L. (2018). Entrepreneurial strategy-making through socialization: A case of family business wayfinding. 3rd EAP conference, 2018, April 17-19, Växjö, Sweden. More information
Achtenhagen, L., Haag, K. (2017). The making of ‘Scandinavian Design’ from a family business perspective. IFERA 2017: annual conference June 28-July 1, 2017, Zadar, Croatia, 2017. More information
Achtenhagen, L., Haag, K. (2017). Co-evolution at the Interface of a Family Firm and its Niche. 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, August 4-8, 2017. More information
Haag, K. (2016). Strategy-making through socialization: A case of family business wayfinding. The European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2016 June 1-4, Paris, France. More information
Achtenhagen, L., Haag, K. (2016). Aligning family-firm dualities with industry dualities for competitive advantage . The EIASM 12th workshop on family firm management research 2016, May 12-14, Zwolle, the Netherlands. More information
Haag, K., Sund, L., Almlöf, H. (2016). Ownership protection and exit in family firms: Good in theory but how about practice?. The EIASM 12th workshop on family firm management research 2016, May 12-14, Zwolle, the Netherlands. More information
Haag, K., Sund, L. (2015). Family Business and Divorce: Continuing the Business after Family Failure. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Adelaide, 3-5 February, 2015. More information
Haag, K., Sund, L., Languilaire, J. (2015). Ownership rights of children in family firms: At the boundaries of law and business. 11th Workshop on Family Firm Management Research, Shifting Boundaries in Family Firm Research, Lyon, May 29-30, 2015.. More information
Haag, K., Sund, L. (2014). Impact of Divorce on the Family Business: Unfolding the Legal Problems in Theory and Practice. The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), June 24-27, 2014, Lappeenranta, Finland. More information
Bjuggren, P., Palmberg, J., Sund, L., Haag, K. (2014). The Dichotomy and Incongruity of Financing a Family Owned Business and Securing Ownership Positions. 3rd International Forum on Indigenous Management Practices (3rd IFIMP) Conference, Vientiane, 16-19 March, 2014. More information
Haag, K., Sund, L. (2014). Continuing the Business after Family Failure: Evidence from Three Post-Divorce Cases in Family Businesses. 10th Workshop on Family Firm Management Research Innovation, Family Firms and Economic Development, May 23-24, 2014, Bergamo, Italy.. More information
Haag, K. (2013). The everyday way of succession. The 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), May 17th – 19th, 2013. Viña del Mar, Chile. More information
Haag, K., Sund, L., Linhard, A. (2013). Divorce in the family firm: The legal framework and protection of the business. The 9th Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), May 17th – 19th, 2013. Viña del Mar, Chile. More information
Sund, L., Andersson, J., Haag, K. (2013). Share transfer restrictions and family businesses: the minority shareholder perspective. Brno: Mendel University, The International Conference on Applied Business Research (ICABR), April 22 - April 26, 2013, East London - South Africa. More information
Sund, L., Haag, K., Linhard, A. (2013). Impact of divorce on family business: the legal aspects. International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family (IASJF), June 10-11, New York City, New York. More information
Helin, J., Haag, K. (2011). Knowing as we go in the living moment. 27th EGOS Colloquium, Reassembling Organizations, July 6 – 9, 2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Haag, K. (2010). Strategizing During Succession: Managing the Duality of Preservation and Renewal. IFERA 10th Annual World Family Business Research Conference, LANCASTER, UK, July 7-9, 2010. More information
Haag, K. (2009). Challenges of catching a long process: A methodological bricolage for strategy as practiced during family firm succession. 9th Annual EURAM Conference "Renaissance & Renewal in Management Studies", May 11-14, 2009, Liverpool, U.K.. More information
Haag, K. (2009). How are strategists created in family businesses?: A Strategy-as-Practice take on succession. 5th EIASM Workshop on Family Firms Management Research, Hasselt University, 7 - 9 June 2009. More information
Haag, K., Helin, J., Melin, L. (2006). Practices of Communication in the Strategic Context of Succession. 5th EIASM Workshop on Family Firms Management Research, Hasselt University, 7 - 9 June 2009. More information
Haag, K., Helin, J., Melin, L. (2006). Succession in Family Business: Communication practices and the role of power. 5th EIASM Workshop on Family Firms Management Research, Hasselt University, 7 - 9 June 2009. More information
Haag, K., Helin, J., Melin, L. (2006). Practices of Communication in the Strategic Context of Succession. 5th EIASM Workshop on Family Firms Management Research, Hasselt University, 7 - 9 June 2009. More information
Haag, K., Nordqvist, M., Melin, L. (2005). Sudden Succession in Family Firms: A Complex Process with Limited Options. EIASM. More information

Doctoral thesis

Haag, K. (2012). Rethinking family business succession: from a problem to solve to an ongoing practice (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School). More information

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