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Katarina Arbin

Senior lecturer

Research subject: Business Administration



About the researcher

Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Economic Studies with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Purchasing and Information Systems from Stockholm School of Economics. Conducts research from a business perspective mainly within the field of sustainability, supply chain management/value chain management and digitalization. Examples on current projects: The role and perception of purchasing in achieving increased circularity, and Safety along the construction industry supply chain – digitalization and knowledge sharing.

Previous research projects include projects on governance of sustainability in organizations, sustainable supply chains and circular economy business models.

Teaching courses on Bachelor and Master level such as Leadership and Gender, Leadership and Organization, Brand Management, Services Marketing, Market Theories and Sustainability Management.

From working several years outside academia, skilled in Corporate Social Responsibility, Supply Chain, Market Research, Management, Business Intelligence, and Business Development.

Co-author of the Swedish version of “Purchasing and Supply Chain Management” together with the legendary Dutch purchasing Professor Arjan van Weele.

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  • Borglund, T., Frostenson, M., Helin, S. & Arbin, K. (2023). The professional logic of sustainability managers. Springer, Journal of Business Ethics, 182 (), (59-76). 10.1007/s10551-021-05000-1 [More information]

  • Frostenson, M., Helin, S. & Arbin, K. (2022). Organizational sustainability identity: Constructing oneself as sustainable. Elsevier, Scandinavian Journal of Management, 38 (3), 10.1016/j.scaman.2022.101229 [More information]

  • Arbin, K., Frostenson, M., Helin, S. & Borglund, T. (2021). Explaining workers’ resistance against a health and safety programme. Elsevier, Safety Science, 136 (), [More information]

  • Arbin, K. (2008). The road towards successful e-ordering implementation. InderScience Publishers, International Journal of procurement management, 1 (4), (415-429). [More information]

  • Arbin, K. (2008). The structure of determinants of individual adoption and use of e-ordering systems. IOS Press, Human Systems Management, 27 (2), (143-159). [More information]

  • Arbin, K. & Essler, U. (2005). Covisint in Europe. InderScience Publishers, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 5 (1), (31-45). [More information]

  • Arbin, K. (2003). E-procurement maturity in industry. InderScience Publishers, International Journal of Electronic Business, 1 (4), (396-407). [More information]


  • Arbin, K. (2009). Individual information system acceptance behaviour : An electronic ordering system case. Diss. (sammanfattning), 2009. Stockholm: Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics (EFI). 204 s. ( ) Länk [More information]

Conference papers

  • Andersson, P., Arbin, K. & Rosenqvist, C. (2023). Artificial intelligence in public procurement: Perceived challenges, applications and value creation in early phases of AI adoption. [More information]

  • Arbin, K. (2022). Circular purchasing in the construction industry: Drivers and barriers from the purchaser perspective. [More information]

  • Arbin, K., Kask, J. & Prenkert, F. (2018). Is there a hierarchy among activities, resources, and actors in business networks? : Exploring the relationship between the components of the ARA-model. [More information]

  • Arbin, K., Kask, J. & Prenkert, F. (2018). The creation of business deals for a sustainable supply chain : The case of rail transportation. [More information]

Chapters in books

  • Arbin, K. & Julander, C. (2007). Is RFID the solution to inventory problems in the retail supply chain?. Lund, Studentlitteratur AB. [More information]

  • Arbin, K. & Andersson, P. (2005). Mobile solutions in logistics. Elsevier. [More information]

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