Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Sten
Second name: Jönsson
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: GRI, School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Position: professor emeritus, GRI; main researcher


PhD 1971, docent 1972
Professor, Accounting & Finance, Göteborg Universty, 1976 – 1996
Professor, Scandinavian Management GRI, Göteborg University, 2002 – 2007



Director GRI 1998 – 2003
Nordic Academy of Management, chair 1990 – 1997.
Editor Scandinavian Journal of Management 1987 – 2001
Swedish Academy of Management, chair 2006 - 2008


Research interests:

Organizational problemsolving through debate, bank management, managerial virtues.


The most important publication:

Jönsson,S & Lundin, R. (1977), Myths and wishful thinking as management tools. In "Prescriptive Models of Organizations". Nystrom & Starbuck editors. TIMS Studies in Management Sciences. Volume 5, pp 157-170.
Hedberg, B., & Jönsson, S. (1978), Designing Semi-Confusing information systems for organizations in changing environments. Accounting, Organizations and Society Vol 3, pp 47-64.
Brunsson, N., & Jönsson, S. (1979), Beslut och Handling – om politikers inflytande på politiken. (Decision and Action – on the influence of politicians on politics) Stockholm: Liber.
Jönsson, S., (1988), Accounting Regulation and Elite Structures. Chichester: Wiley 1988.
Jönsson, S., (1996), Accounting for Improvement. Oxford: Elsevier Science
Jönsson, S., (1998), Relate management accounting research to managerial work!  Accounting Organizations and Society, vol 23, no 4, pp 411 - 434.
Jönsson, S., (2006), Förtroendet och det praktiska förnuftet (Trust and pragmatic reason). I Johansson, I-L, Jönsson, S., Solli, R., (eds.), Värdet av Förtroende. (The value of trust) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Jönsson, S & Lukka, K., (2007), “Doing interventionist research in management accounting.” In  Hopwood, A.G., Chapman, C. and Shields, M. (eds.), Handbook of Management Accounting Research.  Oxford: Elsevier
Jönsson, S., (2007), Judgement while intervening in complex situations. In Granlund M. (ed.), Total Quality in Academic Accounting – Essays in honour of Kari Lukka. Turku School of Economics

Dr hc. Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, 1995 ‘Pro Studio et Scientia’ Gothenburg University 2008