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Executive Director job to House of Innovation at SSE, Sweden 2022


Executive Director to House of Innovation at the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Sweden 2022


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Position: Executive Director
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Sweden


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The SSE House of Innovation (HOI) is currently looking to hire an Executive Director, initially on a project basis.

The Executive Director should function as “the engine in the machinery that makes HOI shine”. This includes leading the operations team and overseeing day-to-day operations, and ensuring the execution of HOI strategy through the day-to-day business as well as through building structural capital in the form of efficient routines, proactive planning practices, as well as through business development initiatives. The ED should also support a range of tasks that typically fall on the Department Chair, in order to allow faculty members to focus on building excellence in research.

We are in particular looking for candidates with the following skills and traits:

  • High level of understanding of academic organizations in general and business schools in particular
  • A PhD degree in one of our core research areas or a closely related field (preferred but not required)
  • Documented ability to develop and execute educational and outreach initiatives in similar environments
  • Ability to lead and develop an operations team with a diverse set of roles and competencies
  • High level autonomy, flexibility and responsiveness, action orientation, and ability to translate strategic understanding into effective and efficient operational activities
  • A proactive stance and well developed sense of responsibility for quality, results, and timeliness

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2022/17

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

HOI hosts the academic Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Center for Innovative and Sustainable Business Development and the Scania Center for Innovation and Operational Excellence, The Garden – Center for Design and Leadership, CDA – the Center for Data Analytics, the MISUM Platform: Sustainable Business Development through Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Business transitions for the benefit of society, and The Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, Stockholm (SCDI Sthlm). We also run the SSE Business Lab start-up incubator and coordinate SSE’s involvement in the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES), a consortium with the six major universities in Stockholm providing innovation and entrepreneurship education across the wider Stockholm area and beyond.

HOI faculty members regularly publish in top academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Management Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Information Systems Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy and Harvard Business Review. They serve on editorial boards, in editorial positions, and in academic leadership positions. They frequently receive substantial grants from leading Swedish and European funding institutions to conduct state-of-the-art research, and serve on national and international policy committees, thus contributing to the shaping of society and its innovation ecosystems.

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

The Stockholm School of Economics is ranked as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Our master programs are ranked 8th (Management) and 22nd (Finance) in the world by Financial Times. SSE Executive Education is ranked 17th in the world and 1st in Northern Europe by FT. Our admissions processes are highly selective. Recent faculty hires come from environments such as Columbia University, London Business School, Bocconi, New York University, HKUST, Instituto Impresa, Harvard Business School, Imperial College and Kellogg/Northwestern U.

SSE has an extensive and active network of corporate partners that can be engaged to conduct research. The SSE Corporate Partners network includes the large majority of leading Swedish companies, such as Ericsson, H&M, Scania and Electrolux, as well as international organizations, such as McKinsey & Company, PwC, ABB and IBM.

In addition to receiving a world class education within business and economics, SSE students are trained to be successful decision makers and leaders of the future.

SSE is committed to a balanced gender distribution and values a variety of backgrounds and experiences among our employees. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of their gender, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or other beliefs.   

More information about SSE can be found here.

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