Contact Information

Department of Business Studies

Email: ivo.zander@fek.uu.se

Telephone:
+46 18 4711355
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10, ingång C
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Biography

Ivo Zander is the Anders Wall Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University. He received his PhD from the Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics, and has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School, SCANCOR at Stanford University, and Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Before moving into the field of entrepreneurship, professor Zander conducted research on regional agglomerations and the internationalization of research and development in multinational corporations. His work has appeared in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management Studies, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research Policy, Long Range Planning, and Scandinavian Journal of Management. Current research interests include the entrepreneurial dynamics of accelerated internationalization, the evolution of advanced foreign subsidiaries of the multinational corporation, and corporate entrepreneurship.

Professor Zander was co-founder of Latvian Limousine Services and has served on the board of directors at Kumlins Holding AB, a nation-wide and rapidly expanding firm in painting services. He has served as an expert evaluator for the Swedish Research Council, the Knowledge Foundation, the European Science Foundation, and Lars Erik Lundbergs Stiftelse för forskning och utbildning. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

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Publications

  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2017). Gone are the creatures of yesteryear? On the diffusion of technological capabilities in the ‘modern’ MNC. Journal of world business (Print), 52(1): 1-16 DiVA
  • Hashai, N., Zander, I. (2015). The origins and development of oganizational knowledge: Implications for product scope expansion in new ventures. In 6th ISC Conference, December 20-22, Jerusalem. DiVA
  • Zander, I., McDougall-Covin, P., Rose, E. (2015). Born globals and international business: Evolution of a field of research. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(1): 27-35 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2015). Internationalization: Patterns in business firms.In James D. Wright (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition, Vol 12). Elsevier DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2015). Animal farm: On the diffusion of technological capabilities and the theory of the MNC. In Academy of International Business Meeting, Bangalore. DiVA

Articles (27)

  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2017). Gone are the creatures of yesteryear? On the diffusion of technological capabilities in the ‘modern’ MNC. Journal of world business (Print), 52(1): 1-16 DiVA
  • Zander, I., McDougall-Covin, P., Rose, E. (2015). Born globals and international business: Evolution of a field of research. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(1): 27-35 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2015). On the emergence and diffusion of technological capabilities and the theory of the MNC. Management International, 19(4): 95-111 DiVA
  • Bureau, S., Zander, I. (2014). Entrepreneurship as an art of subversion. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 30(1): 124-133 DiVA
  • Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (2014). On the Role and Importance of Core Assumptions in the Field of Entrepreneurship Research: A Neurophilosophical Perspective. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 20(3): 216-236 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2014). Superstar inventors - Towards a people-centric perspective on the geography of technological renewal in the multinational corporation. Research Policy, 43(4): 669-682 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2014). Win, Place, or Show?: How Foreign Investment Strategies Contribute to the Technological Growth of the Multinational Corporation. Long range planning, 47(1-2): 16-31 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2013). La Transformación del Entorno Global y el Futoro de las Empresas Multinacionales Consolidadas. [Global Transformation and the Future of the Well-Established MNC]. Revista Economistas, 137: 14-24 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2010). Quo Vadis?: The entry into new technologies in advanced foreign subsidiaries of the multinational enterprise. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(9): 1525-1549 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2007). Do you see what I mean?: An entrepreneurship perspective on the nature and boundaries of the firm. Journal of Management Studies, 44(7): 1141-1164 DiVA
  • Mathews, J., Zander, I. (2007). The international entrepreneurial dynamics of accelerated internationalization. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(3): 387-403 DiVA
  • Zander, I., Zander, U. (2005). The inside track: On the important (but neglected) role of customers in the resource-based view of strategy and firm growth. Journal of Management Studies, 42(8): 1519-1548 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2004). Entrepreneurship in Geographical Space: Conceptual Foundations and Implications for New Cluster Formation.. Cuadernos de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa, 20: 9-34. DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2004). The Micro-Foundations of Cluster Stickiness –: Walking In the Shoes of the Entrepreneur. Journal of International Management, 10(2): 151-175 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2002). The Formation of International Innovation Networks in the Multinational Corporation: An Evolutionary Perspective. Industrial and Corporate Change, 11(2): 327-353 DiVA
  • Lindqvist, M., Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (2000). Technological Advantage in the International Firm: Local and Global Perspectives on the Innovation Process. Management International Review, 2000/1: 95-126 DiVA
  • Zander, I., Sölvell, Ö. (2000). Cross-Border Innovation in the Multinational Corporation: A Research Agenda. Journal of International Studies of Management & Organization, 30(2): 44-67 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1999). How Do You Mean ‘Global’?: An Empirical Investigation of Innovation Networks in the Multinational Corporation. Research Policy, 28: 195-213 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1999). Whereto the Multinational?: The Evolution of Technological Capabilities in the Multinational Network. International Business Review, 8: 261-291 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1998). The Evolution of Technological Capabilities in the Multinational Corporation: Dispersion, Duplication and Potential Advantages from Multinationality. Research Policy, 27: 17-35 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1997). Technological Diversification in the Multinational Corporation: Historical Trends and Future Prospects. Research Policy, 26: 209-227 DiVA
  • Malmberg, A., Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1996). Spatial Clustering, Local Accumulation of Knowledge and Firm Competitiveness. Geografiska Annaler, 78 B(2): 85-97 DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1996). Technological Specialization in an Integrated Europe: Strategic Opportunities for the Multinational Firm. CEMS Business Review, 1: 175-186 DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I., Malmberg, A. (1996). Spatial clustering, local accumulation of knowledge and firm competitiveness. Geografiska Annaler Series B, 78B(2): 85-97 DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1995). Organization of the Dynamic Multinational Enterprise: The Home Based and the Heterarchical MNE. Journal of International Studies of Management & Organization, 25(1-2): 17-38 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. Quo Vadis? The Entry into New Technologies in Advanced Foreign Subsidiaries of the Multinational Corporation. DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. Growth Engines of the Multinational Corporation - A Longitudinal Study of the Sources of Entry into New Technologies in Foreign Locations. DiVA

Books (5)

  • Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (2011). Art Entrepreneurship. DiVA
  • Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A., Zander, I. (2008). Ur startblocken : svensk innovationskraft II: baserad på Forum for Innovation Managements seminarier och salongsdebatter under 2004-2007 : bidrag från inbjudna medskribenter och intervjupersoner. DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1995). The Dynamic Multinational Firm. DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1991). Advantage Sweden. DiVA
  • Zander, I., författare, F. (1988). Sverige - Drivhus för internationell konkurrenskraft?. DiVA

Chapters (18)

  • Zander, I. (2015). Internationalization: Patterns in business firms.In James D. Wright (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition, Vol 12). Elsevier DiVA
  • Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (2014). The dynamics of resistance: Lessons from the SCI ARS project.In P. Rind Christensen, S. Junginger (ed.) The highways and byways to radical innovation . Design School Kolding & University of Southern Denmark DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2012). Superstar Subsidiaries of the Multinational Corporation: In Search of Origins and Drivers.In Martin Andersson, Borje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson and Hans Loof (ed.) Innovation and Growth. Oxford University Press DiVA
  • Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (2011). Emerging themes and new research openings.In Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (ed.) Art Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham:Edward Elgar Publishing, 169-186 DiVA
  • Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (2011). Art Entrepreneurship: An Introduction.In Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (ed.) Art Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham:Edward Elgar Publishing, 1-9 DiVA
  • Zander, I., Mathews, J. (2010). Beyond heterarchy: Emerging futures of the hypermodern MNC.In Andersson, Ulf och Holm, Ulf (ed.) Managing the Contemporary Multinational. Cheltenham:Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 33-59 DiVA
  • Czernich, C., Zander, I. (2010). The framing of new business concepts in established corporations: An exploratory investigation.In Carin Holmquist and Johan Wiklund (ed.) Entrepreneurship and the creation of small firms. Cheltenham:Edward Elgar DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2009). On the nature of novelty: Its role and future in the field of business studies.In L. Wedlin, K. Sahlin & M. Grafström (ed.) Exploring the worlds of Mercury and Minerva. Uppsala:Uppsala universitet DiVA
  • Blankenburg Holm, D., Drogendijk, R., Hohenthal, J., Holm, U., Johanson, M., Zander, I. (2009). The internationalization processes of the firm: a new research agenda.In Jorma Larimo and Tiia Vissak (ed.) Research on Knowledge, Innovation and Internationalization. Bingley:Emerald, 3-20 DiVA
  • Zander, I., Sölvell, Ö. (2004). Cross-Border Innovation in the Modern Multinational: Three Dilemmas.In Internationalization of Research and Development and the Emergence of Global R&D Networks. Elsevier DiVA
  • Malmberg, A., Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (2004). Spatial Clustering, Local Accumulation of Knowledge and Firm Competitiveness.In Globalization and the Location of firms.. Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing DiVA
  • Zander, I., Sölvell, Ö. (2002). The Phantom Multinational.In Critical Perspectives on Internationalisation. Pergamon DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1998). International Diffusion of Knowledge: Isolating Mechanisms and the Role of the MNE.In The Dynamic Firm. Oxford University Press DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1997). Successful Competition from the Periphery: The Case of Swedish Multinational Enterprises.In Competing from the Periphery. The Dryden Press DiVA
  • Zander, I., Zander, U. (1996). The Oscillating Multinational Firm: Alfa Laval in the Period 1890-1990.In The Nature of the International Firm. Copenhagen Business School Press DiVA
  • Zander, I., Zander, U. (1995). Sweden: A Latecomer to Industrialization.In Foreign Direct Investment and Governments. Routledge DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1991). European Myopia.In Corporate and Industry Strategies for Europe. Elsevier Science Publishers DiVA
  • Nobel, R., Zander, I. (1987). Horizontal Joint Ventures in International Markets: The Case of Gas Control Equipment and Bulten AB.In The Challenge of Cooperative Ventures. Gotab, Stockholm DiVA

Reports (1)

  • Zander, I. (1993). Vad vet vi om sambandet mellan företagets patenteringsverksamhet och dess kommersiella framgång?. DiVA

Conferences (37)

  • Hashai, N., Zander, I. (2015). The origins and development of oganizational knowledge: Implications for product scope expansion in new ventures. In 6th ISC Conference, December 20-22, Jerusalem. DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2015). Animal farm: On the diffusion of technological capabilities and the theory of the MNC. In Academy of International Business Meeting, Bangalore. DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2013). Gone are the creatures of yesteryear? On the diffusion of technological capabilities in the modern MNC. In Reading-United Nations Conference on Trade and Development DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Cantwell, J., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2013). The adventurous gene: Technological imprinting in the international growth of the multinational corporation.. In EIBA Annual Conference, Bremen, December 12-15, AIB Annual Meeting, Vancouver, June 23-26 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2012). Superstar inventors in foreign subsidiaries of the MNC. In Academy of International Business 2012 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, June 30-July 3, 2012 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2012). Win, place, or show?: How foreign market entry strategies contribute to the technological growth of the multinational corporation. In Long Range Planning conference, May 25-26, University of Reading DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2012). Gone are the creatures of yesteryear?: On the diffusion of technological capabilities in the modern MNC. In EIBA Annual Meeting, December 6-9, University of Sussex DiVA
  • Hashai, N., Zander, I. (2011). Dynamics in the vertical and horizontal scope of high technology new ventures: A knowledge-based view. In The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2011, August 8-12, 2011, San Antonio, Texas USA DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2010). Superstar subsidiaries of the MNC: in search of origins and underlying drivers. In Academy of International Business (AIB) 2010 Annual Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 25-29, 2010 DiVA
  • Czernich, C., Zander, I. (2009). The intraorganizational ecology of corporate entrepreneurship. In 2009 Annual Meeting Proceedings Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM), Chicago, August 7-11, 2009 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2009). Exploring the drivers of "superstar" foreign subsidiaries of the MNC. In Local to Global, Global to Local: Innovation Systems and Public Policy in a Global Economy, CSTP/CESIS Joint Workshop on Innovation, Policy, and Growth, Arlington, USA, November 13-14, 2009. DiVA
  • Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (2008). The Roots of the Domain of Entrepreneurship Research. In The Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, USA, August 8-13 2008. DiVA
  • Drogendijk, R., Johanson, M., Hohenthal, J., Holm, D., Holm, U., Zander, I. (2008). The internationalization processes of the firm: A new research agenda. In European International Business Academy Meeting, Tallinn. DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2008). Growth engines of the multinational corporation: a longitudinal study of the drivers of entry into new technologies in foreign locations. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, August 8-13, 2008 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2008). Growth engines of the multinational corporation: a longitudinal study of the sources of entry into new technologies in foreign locations. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business The 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Milan, Italy, June 30-July 3, 2008, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim. DiVA
  • Czernich, C., Zander, I. (2007). The framing of new business concepts in established corporations. DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2007). Revisiting the Sherwood forest. In Symposium on the contemporary MNC, Uppsala University, Sweden Headquarters role in the contemporary MNC. Workshop, Uppsala, September 14-15, 2007 DiVA
  • Blomkvist, K., Kappen, P., Zander, I. (2007). Quo vadis?: The entry into new technologies by foreign subsidiaries of the multinational corporation. In 67th Academy of Management Meeting, Doing well by doing good. Philadelphia PA, August 3-8, 2007 DiVA
  • Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (2006). The Roots of the Domain of Entrepreneurship Research. In DIME Workshop on Technological Opportunities & Entrepreneurship. DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2005). Do you see what I mean?: An entrepreneurship perspective on the nature and boundaries of the firm. DiVA
  • Zander, I., Mathews, J. (2004). Beyond Heterarchy: Emerging Futures of the ‘Hypermodern’ MNC. DiVA
  • Mathews, J., Zander, I. (2004). International Entrepreneurial Dynamics: Delineating a New Field of Scholarship. DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2002). The Micro-Foundations of Cluster Stickiness: Entering the Mind of the Entrepreneur. DiVA
  • Zander, I. (2001). Why does the Firm Come into Existence?: Towards an Entrepreneurial Perspective on the Nature of the Firm. DiVA
  • Zander, I., Zander, U. (2000). The Inside Track: On the Neglected Role of Customers in Strategy and Firm Growth. DiVA
  • Zander, I., Sölvell, Ö. (1997). Internationally Integrated Innovation: An Unexplored Aspect of the Multinational Corporation. DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1997). How Do You Mean ‘Global’?: A Taxonomy of Innovation Networks in the Multinational Corporation. DiVA
  • Lindqvist, M., Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1996). Local and Global Perspectives on the Innovation Process: Knowledge Exchange in International Firms. DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1996). The Evolution of International Innovation Networks: ASEA/ABB in the Period 1890-1990. DiVA
  • Zander, I., Sölvell, Ö. (1995). Determinants of Local Technological Activity: Implications for Innovation in the Multinational Firm. DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1995). The Evolution of Technological Activity in the Multinational Corporation: Evidence from Swedish Multinational Firms. DiVA
  • Zander, I. (1995). Technological Diversification in the Multinational Firm: Historical Evolution and Future Prospects. DiVA
  • Zander, U., Zander, I. (1993). Innovation and Imitation in the Multinational Company: Preliminary Remarks on the Role of Tacitness. DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1992). Transfer and Creation of Knowledge within Firm Clusters: Implications for Innovation in the Global Firm. DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Porter, M., Zander, I. (1990). Creation of Competitive Firms and Industries in Sweden: The Role of domestic Rivalry. DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1987). International Competitiveness in a Dynamic Perspective: The Swedish Heavy Truck Industry. DiVA
  • Sölvell, Ö., Zander, I. (1985). Increasing Competition in International Markets: - Strategic Response Patterns of Swedish Multinational Enterprises. DiVA
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