Jens Eklinder Frick

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
Department of Business and Economic Studies


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Dr. Jens Eklinder-Frick´s research entails innovation within a network context, social capitals affect on innovation capability, policy facilitation of regional innovation and the management of business negotiation. He has published in Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing and Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Journal. Dr. Eklinder-Frick has also held various courses in marketing and management at Gävle University since 2010.

Current research

The ISNET project is a collaboration with Sandvik and Cibes Lift. Big-data use are inevitable challenges for manufacturing industries. As a result the value added from one manufacturer generally decreases while the complexity of products and processes increases. This entail a need for companies to develop management of interactive innovation processes. Such challenges will be investigated and appropriate management tools will be developed together with Sandvik and Cibes Lift.

The “successful Innovation investments” project concern the Swedish life science industry. An important question concerns why public and private investments in innovation in some cases gives rise to new products produced by companies located within the same legal borders as the innovation investments were made, while both material and monetary benefits in other cases do not. This project outlines innovation investments and the distribution of social-material and monetary benefits among the public and private actors.

Latest publications

Fremont, V., Eklinder-Frick, J., Åge, L. & Osarenkhoe, A. (2019). Interaction through boundary objects : controversy and friction within digitalization. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 37 (1), 111-124. 10.1108/MIP-04-2018-0135 [More information]
Åge, L. & Eklinder-Frick, J. (2017). Goal-oriented balancing : happy–happy negotiations beyond win–win situations. The journal of business & industrial marketing, 32 (4), 525-534. 10.1108/JBIM-12-2015-0237 [More information]
Eklinder-Frick, J. & Åge, L. (2017). Perspectives on regional innovation policy : from new economic geography towards the IMP approach. Industrial Marketing Management, 61, 81-92. 10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.07.005 [More information]
Eklinder Frick, J. & Waluszewski, A. (2018). What’s Successful? : Accounting for the Outcome of Governmental Innovation Policy. Accounting, Innovation and Inter-Organisational Relationships. New York: Routledge. S. 216-237. [More information]
Eklinder-Frick, J. & Linne, A. (2017). The Geographical Dimension in the Interactive World - The Importance of Place. NO BUSINESS IS AN ISLAND : MAKING SENSE OF THE INTERACTIVE BUSINESS WORLD. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. S. 123-139. [More information]
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