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Research programs


Why program research?

The concept on which GRI is based in program research, originated from the belief that teamwork enhances research work. A focus on a few research areas, in which members of our institute work together, sharing fieldwork and analysis is behind the quality of our research output.

We have chosen a limited number of research areas that are relevant to both industry and society. Additionally, our ambition is to present our research results in a way understandable even for the readers outside the academia. Our research results are therefore used as teaching material in business administrations courses, and our members are authors of many a textbooks. Moreover, the articles written by GRI researchers are to be found in most important international scientific journals.

The research programs

At present we have seven research programs at GRI:

Bank Management
Leadership, Innovation & Co-workership - LIM
Managing Big Cities - MBC
Managing Overflow - MOF
Organizing in Action Nets - OAN
Centre for Consumer Science - CFK
Business & Design Lab - B&DL


As mentioned before, Gothenburg Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary institute with researchers from disciplines such as business administration, ethnology, psychology, sociology, and linguistics. As a result, we maintain close contacts and an exchange with departments and institutes within those disciplines. Furthermore, GRI has a formal cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology and The School of Public Administration at the University of Gothenburg. Apart from such systematic cooperation, there are great many ad hoc cooperation initiatives with schools and institutes in other countries.


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