Researcher biography

Dr Sara Ekberg received her doctoral degree in Business Administration from Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. Her dissertation focused on how organizations respond to radical change that threatens fundamental values and norms. In this study, she investigated how newspaper organizations manage changes caused by digitization. Also, Sara is interested in the process of how small firms grow, including potential challenges that entrepreneurs experience in their growth journey.

Sara has considerable experience delivering courses in strategic management, leadership, qualitative methods, and entrepreneurship. Together with colleagues from Sweden, she ran a certificate program funded by the European Union and the Swedish Agency for Regional Growth to provide SMEs with practical advice to implement growth strategies. Her current research is focusing the process of starting a new venture and the development of the startup ecosystem.

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