Goodbye Sweet Sweden- Business Sweden & Volvo and Volvo Group

Business Sweden established themselves by stating, “We are business developers with a unique mandate to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expend in Sweden.” The mission of the Business Sweden is to assist startup companies with the creation and expansion of the company. According to Cecilia Öberg Leiram, their mission […]

Redefining Media Evolution in Malmö and Beyond

Media Evolution is an innovative company in southern Sweden. Pernilla Lavesson, the Community Manager, stated that Media Evolution is not a start-up, but rather a collaborative effort company. The company was founded in 2011, and its competitive advantage is a triple helix that focuses on collaboration with the community, universities, and regional organizations. Media Evolution […]

Swedish Powerhouses Einride and Northvolt Making World-Wide Waves in Sustainability

Our time in Stockholm allowed us to visit big companies including our meeting with Einride Senior VP of Research and Public Affairs, Christofer Laurell, PhD. Einride specializes in electric and self-driving vehicles, or Einride pods. Einride wants to save the world by disrupting the global freight mobility ecosystem through the fully electric and autonomous pods. […]

Stockholm University: The Impact of Cultural Projections from Outside Perspectives

On Wednesday June 3rd, we had the opportunity to meet with Professor Jacob Östberg, PhD, at Stockholm University, Stockholm’s first modern university to cut religious connections to education. As far as business schools go, Stockholm business school studies business from a social science perspective and focuses more on the societal role that companies play in […]

Saab- Cutting-Edge Military Technology with a Cultural Lens

The company Saab is a well-known aerospace and defense company, and its core product segments are land, naval, air, and security.  Saab collaborates with a wide range of businesses and countries. Understanding the cultures of different countries is highly important to ensure clear and effective communication to avoid delays with business contracts. It might be […]

See you in Sweden

“Adventure is out there” – Up Meet Briana Hello! My name is Briana Sara, and I’m currently an MBA student at Chapman University. I also work in higher education and particularly in the health care field. I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures. Unfortunately, I have not been able to travel to Europe before, […]

Business in Scandinavia

Ready for a new business adventure? I am Pilar, an MBA candidate at Chapman University, and I am ready to immerse myself in the business world of Scandinavia. I am intrigued and eager to learn for instance how people from Scandinavian countries have been able to balance making money and enjoying life, something that many […]

Smart Growth Workshop in Lyksele, Sweden

On our trip to Scandinavia we visited the northern, Lapland area of Lyksele to attend a smart growth workshop. During the three day intensive workshop we were put into groups based upon our mutual interest in predetermined topics. The topic that we partook in was of gender equality. During this workshop we were assigned to […]

Volvo Headquarters

    6/4/2018   While in Gothenburg, Sweden we had the opportunity to visit the Volvo headquarters where we spent a good portion of the day learning about the company, seeing some of their work done up close and personal in their factories, and test driving vehicles. Volvo is a Swedish car manufacturer and they […]

There’s Always Time For Fika

The first thing we noticed at the Finish Embassy in Stockholm is that the intercom on the front door only has 2 buttons: Reception and Sauna. Apparently, for those that know the Finnish people, this was not surprising in the least. However, the most memorable aspect of our visit was our host Lars’ push to […]