Ulrika Persson-Fischier

lecturer at Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management

Mobile phone:
+46 70 2553331
Visiting address:
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 169
751 04 Uppsala

Short presentation

I hold a PhD in anthropology, and am a lecturer at the division of Industrial Engineering and Management. I am manager of the Uppsala School of Entrepreneurship. I am a reseracher within the programme Sustainable Visits at Gotland, focusing on entrepreneurship, and I also do reserach on innovation in the public sector. I do fieldwork using participant observation and apply anthropological perspectives to everything from sustainability to entrepreneurship and financial risk management.

Keywords: sustainability culture anthropology entrepreneurship tourism business financial risk management innovation in public sector siberia indigeneity ethnicity and nationalism fieldwork and participant observation collaboration university-society social ventures

PhD Thesis: The social life of ethnic categories: Three cases of indigeneity, Russia and anthropological knowledge production.

Current research: I am part of the research programme Sustainable Visits, a large interdisciplinary reserach programme at Uppsala university where we study the new cruisng quay being build on Gotland, from ecological, economic and social sustainability perspetcives. I focus entrepreneurship and innovation in the tourism sector. I am also part of an externally financed project on how to make cruise torism sustainable.

I do research on innovation in the public sector, for example health care and diabetes.

I have a continued interest in risk, uncertainty and sustainability, in various fields notably entrepreneurship and financial risk management.

My main research focus is on sustainability, entrepreneurship and tourism.

I am manager of the Uppsala School of Entrepreneurship.

I have developed and am manager of the new international new masterprogramme in Sustainable Destination Development at Campus Visby.

I have initiated collaboration in sustainability between educational programmes. Amongst other things, six programmes and 100 students spent three days together working on sustainability. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo7bRujMp60

I have long experience of teaching and supervision, and also of interdisciplinary and international teaching and of using electronic devises like MOOCS and teaching at a distance, as well as of creating student interaction.

I am part of several international projects at Uppsala university: EVENT, developing education in Vietnam, LISTO, http://listoproject.eu/, developing an international classroom on global entrepreneurship and MIRAI, http://www.mirai.nu/, collaboration between Swedish and Japanese universities.

I thesis research was based on a years fieldwork in Sibiera, and regards indigeneity, ethnicity politics as much as a critical study of antrhopological practices.

I use anthropological methods and theory in approaching a variety of fields, with a special focus on risk, uncertainty and sustainability. My interests span from entrepreneurship, financial risk management to energy use and innovation in the public sector.

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Ulrika Persson-Fischier