Leon Michael Caesarius is assistant professor at Uppsala University's Department of Business Studies where he teaches marketing management, knowledge management, management accounting and is thesis supervisor. He was awarded his PhD in business administration on a thesis that investigated the role and use of information technology for knowledge development purposes.
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Leon's research focuses on understanding the organizational implications of the management of knowledge (particularly service organizations) and the role and use of information technology solutions in such endeavours. Leon's current research centres on understanding how organization go about developing knowledge through close collaboration with customers and how that knowledge is recombined and integrated internally to produce new products (goods or services). Leon's research also includes aspects of how organizations develop and use information technology-based systems (i.e. ERP-systems, CRM-systems, KM-systems) to manage information and knowledge as well as methods by which organizations engage in close collaboration with customers in order to gain information.
Leon has received two Best Paper Awards in international conferences. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University during 2006-2007 and has been member of the board of the Swedish Research School in Management and Information Technology since its initiation until 2002. In 2008 he received the Oscar Sillén Award for Best Swedish Dissertation of the year. In 2009 he was awarded the Wallander Scholarship, a post/doctoral fellowship intended to fund outstanding young researchers’ continuous work. During 2009 he acted as coordinator of the IT-forum, an interdisciplinary meeting poing for researchers interested in the implications of IT in organizations. In 2010 he was awarded Uppsala University’s Pedagogic Prize for excellence in teaching. He is currently assistant supervisor in three PhD projects. He is also in charge of the Department's Alumni Association and as of 2012 the Editor-in-Chief of Mercury Magazine, the Department's English-language official magazine.
Leon’s main areas of expertise are marketing management in particular service and relationship management, business relationship management and knowledge management.
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