Agneta Sundström

Ph.D., Lecturer in Business Administration, Marketing

Department of Business and Economic Studies
Faculty of Education and Business Studies

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Agneta Sundström has since 1995 been employed at the University of Gävle, Department of Business Administration and Economics. She earned her PhD in 2009 with the thesis Globalization, CSR and Business Legitimacy in the Local Relationships. Within the Economic Department she is part of the research group Sustainable Markets which is one of three themes in the research area Sustainable Business Relations (HAR). The focus in the theme Sustainable Markets is on how businesses by acting as market-oriented contribute to sustainable development through cooperation. She has extensive experience in supervising students at basic and advanced levels and supervises two PhD students.

Current research

Agneta's research is directed towards the study of issues related to national/international business relations (Supply Chain), sustainable identity and value (social, environmental and economic) and innovative market orientation. Agneta is also included in the research group Center for Logistics and Innovative Production, CLIP, with the study of the implementation of CSR/sustainability of global corporate supply chains.

Recent publications

Sundström, A., Ahmadi, Z. & Mickelsson, K. (2019). Implementing social sustainability for innovative industria lwork environments. Sustainability, 11 (12). 10.3390/su10023402 [More information]
Sundström, A. & Ahmadi, Z. (2019). The Mediating Role of CSR on the Market Orientation and Strategic Performance Relationship : A Study of the Public Housing Companies in Sweden. Sustainability, 11 (6). 10.3390/su11061537 [More information]
Hyder, A. & Sundström, A. (2018). Is CSR focused Internationalization Realistic for High-Tech Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)?. Proceedings of the 32nd International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018 - Vision 2020: Sustainable Economic Development and Application of Innovation Management from Regional expansion to Global Growth: International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA). S. 3868-3872. [More information]
Sundström, A. & Ahmadi, Z. (2018). The Mediating Effects of CSR on Market Orientation Responsiveness in Housing Companies’ Business. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology : Book of Abstracts. S. 928-928. [More information]
Sundström, A. & Ahmadi, Z. (2018). The mediating role of CSR on the market orientation strategic responsiveness and performance relationship. . [More information]
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