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Christine Holmström Lind

senior lecturer at Department of Business Studies

+4618-471 2822
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10, ingång C
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

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Christine Holmström Lind is Associate Professor in International Business and former Director of Advanced Studies at the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University. Christine received her Ph.D. at the Department of Business Studies, and the research was concerned with the strategic role of multinational subsidiaries as creators and disseminators of knowledge and innovations. More recent research concerns the development and transfer of knowledge/innovations in multinational corporations, the impact of MNCs subsidiaries on the host country firms, and the relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and growth. Christine was awarded the Wallander-scholarship for excellent Ph.D. thesis in 2006.

Christine has teaching experience in International Business at the bachelor, master, and executive MBA level, and acts as a thesis advisor at the undergraduate-, master- and doctoral level. Prior to her doctoral studies she worked as CRM manager and corporate (senior) market analyst.

One of her research projects concerns the impact of foreign MNC subsidiaries on local growth and renewal, in particular of how MNCs influence innovation activities- and growth among local firms in the host country (see project description below). A part of this research is conducted in collaboration with scholars at the CIBI (Centre of International Business and Innovation) at Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Business School (MBS). Another research project relates to the role of MNCs in social value creation, with a particular focus on the involvement of MNCs in social innovation. A third research project concerns the configuration and use of R&D activities and capabilities among MNC subsidiaries and focuses on the process and determinants behind HQs approval or rejection of so called subsidiary R&D initiatives.

She has been engaged as an ad-hoc reviewer for several international business journals, and she is a member of the European International Business Association and the Academy of International Business. She is also part of Uppsala University’s Centre for Research on Innovation and Industrial Dynamics (CIND).

Expert areas

  • Knowledge- and innovation development and transfer within MNC subsidiaries
  • The external impact of MNC subsidiaries on local host country firms; the impact of MNC subsidiaries on local host country SMEs
  • Subsidiary evolution
  • Social value creation in MNCs

Research projects

Social value creation - a study on MNCs involvement in social innovation

The Impact of foreign MNC Subsidiaries on local firms - a network perspective

Exploiting Innovation Transfer (EXIT-project)

The Development of Centres of Excellence in Multinational Corporations (CoE-project)


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