Kjell Nordström

International Business Guru

Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is a guru of the new world of business. In 2011 and 2009 Thinkers 50, the global ranking of management gurus, placed him and his partner Jonas Ridderstrale among the list of most influential thinkers.

Kjell Nordström

International Business Guru

Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is a guru of the new world of business. In 2011 and 2009 Thinkers 50, the global ranking of management gurus, placed him and his partner Jonas Ridderstrale among the list of most influential thinkers.

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Biography

He is presently Associate Professor at the Institute of International Business (IIB) at the Stockholm School of Economics. His research and consulting focus is on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization. In 2015, Kjell was named one of the world’s most influential management gurus. He is ranked number 15 out of 30 Gurus.

Kjell holds an Economic Licentiate degree and a doctoral degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. Kjell has been responsible for the International Business course at the Stockholm School of Economics and is one of the founders of the schools most prestigious management programs, “The Advanced Management Program – AMP”. AMP is a five-week top-management program that attracts the elite of Scandinavian executives. He is also on the board of directors of several companies.

Topics

  • The Economic Landscape – Beyond the Crisis
  • Talent Makes Capital Dance
  • Innovation
  • Multinational Corporations, Recipes and Global Tribes
  • Creating and Defending Competitive Advantages
  • The Ultramodern Multinational: Strategies, Structures and Leadership
  • De-Globalisation
  • Pandenomics
  • Beyond the Pandemic
  • The Empty Metropolis

Publications

  • Corona Express (with Per Schlingmann) (2021)
  • Urban Express (with Per Schlingmann) (2015)
  • Funky Business Forever: How to Enjoy Capitalism (with Jonas Ridderstrale) (2007)
  • Karaoke Capitalism: Daring to be Different in a Copycat World (with Jonas Ridderstrale) (2005)
  • Karaoke Capitalism: Management for Mankind (with Jonas Ridderstrale) (2004)
  • Funky Business – Talent Makes Capital Dance (with Jonas Ridderstrale) (2000)

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