Suna Løwe Nielsen

Master in International Business Economics

  • Universitetsparken 1

    6000 Kolding

    Denmark

20072019

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Personal Information

Name: Suna Løwe Nielsen

Date of birth: February 24, 1977

Address: Februarvænget 25, 6000 Kolding, Denmark

Email: sso@sam.sdu.dk

Phone: (0045) 65501468 / (0045) 22980676

Marital status: Married, 3 children

 

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.

Research areas

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

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Research Output

Co-creation management: En forudsætning for kollaborativ innovation

Rind Christensen, P., Nielsen, S. L., Storgaard, M. & Korsgaard, S., 2019, Kollaborativ forretningsudvikling. Korsgaard, S., Storgaard, M. & Vagn Freytag, P. (eds.). Kolding: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, p. 85-90 (CESFO Årsrapport; No. 27).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

The Beauty of Design Thinking: Is there a Small Beast in the Box

Rind Christensen, P. & Nielsen, S. L., 2019, In : The Design Journal. 22, Suppl. 1, p. 147-161

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

Der mangler fokus på udvikling i tiden efter ejer- og generationsskifte

Nielsen, S. L. & Storvang, P., 29. Nov 2018, In : Jysk Fynske Medier, Erhverv +. p. 48

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Interviewing like a researcher: The powers of paradigms

Evald, M. R., Freytag, P. V. & Nielsen, S. L., 2018, Collaborative Research Design: Working with Business for Meaningful Findings. Freytag, P. V. & Young, L. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 125-154

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  • Process perspective on entrepreneurship

    Gertsen, F., Heideman Lassen, A., Møller Haase, L. & Nielsen, S. L., 2018, The Palgrave handbook of multidisciplinary perspectives on entrepreneurship. Turcan, R. V. & Fraser, N. M. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 199-222

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    Co-creation with Duehart Management

    Suna Løwe Nielsen (Consultant)

    21. Feb 2020

    Activity: Public and private sector consultationConsultancy

    PHD 1st year evaluation (Event)

    Suna Løwe Nielsen (Member)

    14. Feb 2020

    Activity: MembershipMembership of review committee

    Growth by Design (Design2Innovate)

    Suna Løwe Nielsen (Organizer)

    6. Feb 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

    Capital of Children

    Suna Løwe Nielsen (Organizer)

    23. Jan 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Capital of Children

    Suna Løwe Nielsen (Organizer)

    21. Jan 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

    Projects

    Teaching & Supervision

    Network, resources and entrepreneurship strategy

    Kim Klyver

    01/02/201430/06/2018

    Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

    Idea Generation

    Suna Løwe Nielsen & Pia Storvang

    01/09/201431/01/2018

    Course: Teaching

    Entreprenørskab og design

    Suna Løwe Nielsen

    01/09/201431/01/2015

    Course: Teaching

    Ph.d. Co-supervisor

    Suna Løwe Nielsen

    01/02/2014 → …

    Course: Supervision