The INSiDR Management Team is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the graduate school. The management team consists of:

  • Jenny Balkow, Project Manager and Director of School,
    University of Borås (UB)
  • Tomas Müllern, Vice Director of School, Jönköping University (JU)
  • Malin Sundström, Scientific Director Retailing, University of Borås (UB)
  • Ulf Johansson, Scientific Director, Information Technology,
    Jönköping University (JU) & University of Borås (UB)
  • Beatrice Alenljung, Director of Studies, Informatics, University of Skövde (HS)
  • Cecilia Sönströd, Operational Controller, University of Borås (UB)
  • Petri Granroth & Carina Kauppi, Administration and communication,
    University of Borås (UB)

The Industrial Council consists of representatives from companies in the retailing business and is responsible for developing structures for knowledge dissemination within and between participating companies, and the retail sector in general. The Industrial Council also pursues opportunities for further research co-operation.

The Supervisor Council is comprised of all supervisors, from academia and companies. It is an arena for discussions on how to balance demands from the company and academia on the doctoral projects, as well as issues related to pedagogical aspects of supervision. Also, the Supervisor Council is responsible for identifying opportunities for future research projects and communicating these within each university and company.

The Advisory Board, consisting heads of department from the Universities, representatives from The Research Board, SIIR, PhD students and representatives from industry associations, advises and supervises the Management Team in all matters concerning the operation of INSiDR, and ensures that the graduate school is an integrated part of both universities, as well as with our industry partners. The board takes part in strategic discussions and evaluation of the goals set for the graduate school.

Thesis Projects  Teams

For each PhD project, the thesis project team consists of the PhD student, the academic supervisors from UB, JU, HS and the company mentor.