Thomas Sebastian LAGER     Born 1945

PRESENT OCCUPATION

2018 – General Manager of blinab (B&L Innovation AB). Boutique Management Consultant Company in the area of “Management of Innovation & Technology in the Process Industries”; Rinkesta Säteri, Mejeriet, Ärla, Sweden

2018 – Affiliated Professor at Mälardalen University (School of Innovation, Design and Engineering; Campus Eskilstuna), Sweden

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

2014 – 2017 Professor and Chair in Innovation Management at University Mohammed VI Polytechnique; Ben Guerir, Morocco

2010 – 2017 President of blinab (France). Boutique Management Consultant Company in the area of “Management of Innovation & Technology in the Process Industries”; Grenoble, France

Winter 2013
Visiting Professor at the Department of Management, Monash University; Melbourne, Australia

Winter 2012
Visiting Professor at the Department of Management, Monash University; Melbourne, Australia

2009 – 2014
Affiliated Professor at the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship; Grenoble Ecole de Management; Grenoble; France

1989 – 2009
President of B&L Innovation AB in Sweden. Management Consultants in the area of Management of Innovation & Technology; Stockholm, Sweden

2008
Visiting Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management; Grenoble, France

2002 – 2007
Founder, Adjunct Professor and Director of the “Centre for Management of Innovation and Technology in Process Industry” (Promote). Luleå University of Technology; Department of Business Administration & Social Sciences; Division of Industrial Organization, Sweden

Spring 2000
Guest researcher at Toyohashi University of Technology; Japan

1997 – 2001
Part time researcher and PhD student at Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). Division of Industrial Organization.

1987 – 1989
Västerbotten Regional Development Fund in Umeå (Sweden). Business and product development consultant to SME:s and Private Innovators

Spring 1987
Guest researcher at Changsha University of Science and Technology; China

1984 – 1989
Part time researcher and PhD student at Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). Department of Mineral Processing.

1981 – 1987
Boliden Mineral AB (Sweden). Superintendent, product and process development

1979 – 1980
National Industry Board (Sweden). Section Head

1975 – 1979
Gränges International (Sweden and Liberia). Process Consultant, plant engineer and start-up leader for a new production plant in Buchanan, Liberia

1973 – 1975
Boliden Mineral AB (Sweden). Plant engineer at the Kristineberg Concentrator

1971 – 1973
Boliden Mineral AB (Sweden). Research engineer and Process engineer at the pilot plant

DEGREES

PhD in Business Administration & Economics Awarded by Luleå University of Technology in 2002

PhD in Mineral Processing Awarded by Luleå University of Technology in 1989

Master of Science in Mining Engineering Awarded by Royal Institute of Technology; KTH (Polytechnique Royal) in Stockholm in 1971

MEMBERSHIPS

Member of the R&D Management journal Editorial Advisory Board

Member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Business Chemistry

Member of the Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM)

Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (IJTLID)

Member of Sällskapet, Stockholm, Sweden

Ad hoc referee for

  • R&D Management
  • Research Policy
  • Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
  • International Journal of Innovation Management
  • Journal of Business Chemistry
  • Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (Jet-M)