Suna Løwe Nielsen

Cand.merc. i international virksomhedsøkonomi

  • Universitetsparken 1

    6000 Kolding

    Danmark

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Personlig profil

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Personal Information

Name: Suna Løwe Nielsen

Email: sso@sam.sdu.dk

Phone: (0045) 65501468 

 

Research profile

Author and co-author of international peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, conference proceedings and reports. My research is published in high ranked journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing. Together with an associate I have my own webpage, desuni.dk, promoting my work on design and business education. I disseminate my research on design entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, design thinking, SME succession, opportunities and crisis through various design workshops. Author of the teaching book ‘Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice: Paradoxes in Play’. Experienced in managing research projects and conducting participative forms of research involving practitioners. Design thinking facilitator and promotor of design and design thinking methods in the business community.

 

Academic Degrees

2007: PhD in entrepreneurship, Aalborg University

2003: MSc in Economics and Business Administration, Aalborg University

2000: Bachelor of Science and Administration and Politics, Aalborg University

 

Professional Appointments

2011: Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark

2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark

2007: Research Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark

2005: Visiting scholar, The Spiro Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Clemson University, USA

2004: PhD student, Department of International Business Economics, AAU

2003: Research assistant, Department of International Business Economics, AAU

2001: Trade assistant at the Royal Danish Embassy, Dublin, Ireland

 

Project Experience

Ongoing: Designing for Growth, ReThink the Future – SME Succession, project manager

Ongoing: The DesUni project: Design Thinking for University Educators, www.desuni.dk, project owner

2005-2017: Student-centered Leadership, Nyborg municipality, Denmark, researcher and facilitator

2010-2015: DesignANDELEN, The Region of Southern Denmark, head of research

2014-2015: TransFormer Project, The Region of Southern Denmark, head of research

2010: User-driven Welfare Technology, researcher

2010: The Scandinavian House of Art in Rome, researcher

2010-2013: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Research Programme, researcher

2008: Læselystkampagnen, researcher

2003: Fra Bankfolk til Forretningsfolk, storkundeafdelingen, Spar Nord Bank, koordinator and researcher

 

Teaching Qualifications and Training

2013: Course for PhD supervisors, The University of Southern Denmark

2011: Teacher-Training Programme for Assistant Lecturers, University of Southern Denmark

2005: Basic Teaching Programme, Aalborg University

 

Knowledge Dissemination

Workshops: Regular organizer and facilitator of various design thinking workshops

Talks: Regular presentations for various stakeholders, e.g. entrepreneurs, SME’s, educators

 

Voluntary Work

1997: Providing full-range of nursing care for disabled student, Warwick University, England

 

Honours and Awards

2004: The Tuborg Fund’s Academic Award - 150.000 DKK

 

Publications (selected)

Klyver, K., Nielsen, S. L. and Thornton, P. (in review). Institutional logics as symbolic external enablers: Financial crisis and entrepreneurship. Organization Science.

Christensen, P. R. and Nielsen, S. L. (2019). The Beauty of Design Thinking: Is there a Small Beast in the Box. The Design Journal, 22. Suppl. 1, 147-161.

Nielsen, S. L., Norlyk, B. and Christensen, P. R. (2018). Salesman? Hell no! – Identity Struggles of Nascent Design Entrepreneurs, Creativity and Innovation Management, 27(3), 358-369.

Nielsen, S. L. and Gartner, W. B. (2017). Am I a student and/or entrepreneur? Multiple Identities in Student Entrepreneurship, Education + Training, 59(2), 135-154.

Nielsen, S. L. and Christensen, P. R. (2014). The Wicked Problem of Design Management: Perspectives from the Field of Entrepreneurship, The Design Journal, 17(4), 560-582.

Klyver, K., Nielsen, S. L. and Evald, M. R. (2013). Women's self-employment: An act of institutional (dis)integration? A multilevel, cross-country study, Journal of Business Venturing, 28(4), 474-488.

Forskningsområde

Entrepreneurial processes
Entrepreneurial identities and identity development
Student entrepreneurship
Design Entrepreneurship
SME and succession 
Opportunities and crisis
Women Entrepreneurship

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