Karin is a Doctoral student within Innovation and Design. Karin has long experience from working both strategically and operatively in different managing roles with matters concerning the University’s co-operation and co-production with its surrounding community, both in the private and public sector, latest in her role as deputy vice-chancellor,. She has also has done extensive work within innovation and entrepreneurship, as a head of division, lecturer and not least through her creation and development of Idélab at Mälardalen University, a creative meeting place and business incubator. She also has experience from starting up and managing her own business in the field of innovation, creativity and project management.
All in all, this practical work has evolved also a theoretical interest in these fields. Therefore Karin’s research interests lies in entrepreneurship and innovation, especially questions concerning management and entrepreneurial learning in education, business and in co-production activities.
Tensions that Enable or Constrain Strategy Making – The work of digitalizing a public-sector agency. (Sep 2018) Karin Axelsson, Linda Höglund European Group for Public Administration. Conference (EGPA)
To Exist Or To Persist: Exploring The Entrepreneurial PhasesFor Immigrant Entrepreneurs (May 2018) Adesuwa Omorede, Karin Axelsson Nordic Conference on Small Business Research Conference (NCSB)
Is what´s good for business good for Society? Entrepreneurship in a school setting. (Feb 2018) Karin Axelsson, Linda Höglund , Maria Mårtensson