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The Conference Proceedings 2016 is now available (see the link)

14 April 2018 - 20th Anniversary Conference of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies,
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Prof. Johan Gaddefors

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics, Sweeden



Johan is involved in teaching and research. The courses are primarily on organization, leadership and entrepreneurship, but also about marketing and ethics. On the research side, he is coordinating the group REG, Rural Entrepreneurship Group and supervising three PhD students. Johan’s research interest is currently directed towards the entrepreneurial shaping places and how places shape entrepreneurship.


In the first course of the undergraduate programs, Johan introduces students to organization studies. The course discusses organization and leadership theories. One of the last courses of the masters program is Ethics, which he also teaches. In addition, he facilitates a number of courses for students including: Entrepreneurship and leadership. One of his favorite aspects of teaching is supervising on different levels.


Currently Johan runs a research project about how entrepreneurship and rural areas may be related. Previous research has problematized marketing in small, entrepreneurial firms, development of rapid growing firms, change in large food companies, as well as radical changes in rural areas.