LNETN Supervisory Board

ACADEMIC members


Jillian Gordon (past chair)

Jillian Gordon is Director of Learning and Teaching in the Adam Smith Business School and member of the School Executive team. Her work focuses on the interplay of social enterprise, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. She is a board member on two key project delivery governance boards as part of the UofG campus re-development. Her work has been published in Human Relations, International Small Business Journal, Harvard Business History Review, Venture Capital, and Business History... learn more.

Jonas Gabrielsson (past chair)

Jonas Gabrielsson is Professor of Business Administration at Halmstad University. His research and teaching are focused on new and small firms from entrepreneurship, strategic management and organisational behaviour perspectives. He also has a general research interest in corporate governance, entrepreneurship education, and the commercialisation and diffusion of new technologies... learn more.


Natasha evers

Natasha is Visiting Professor of International Entrepreneurship & Marketing at Halmstad University, Sweden and Associate Professor in Business Strategy at Trinity College Dublin. Her main research lies in SMEs at the intersection of strategy, international business and entrepreneurship. Natasha has published in Journal of World Business, Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development... learn more.

Nikhilesh Dholakia

Nikhilesh is Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island  and founding co-editor of Markets, Globalization & Development Review (MGDR). He was a president of International the Society of Markets & Development. He is a core member of the Theory Building Research Program at Aalborg University. Nikhilesh's current research focuses on global social and cultural aspects of new media, sentient technologies, and socioeconomic transformations... learn more.



Chris Mould (Chair)

Profiled by Guardian Newspapers as one of the UK’s top social entrepreneurs, Chris is an innovative leader, widely experienced in public and voluntary sectors. He is particularly interested in disruption, scale, replication and impact. Between 2007 and 2017 Chris led the Trussell Trust through its transition from a small NGO to a multi award winning national organisation that pioneered social franchising. Chris has worked with the highest levels of government both in the UK and the EU... learn more.


Henrik is CEO of NOVI, one of Denmark’s most innovative science parks, where over 1400 employees in 200 companies work alongside to bring together new ideas, entrepreneurship, network and innovation. He holds 10 years of solid CEO-experience, including several years of board experience throughout different Industries. Henrik holds E-MBA in Business Strategy, incl., Graduate diploma in BA Marketing Management/Strategy HD(A) and Financial and Management Accounting HD(R) from AAU... learn more.

Jukka Matikainen 

Jukka is the co-founder and head of New Factory, an innovation hub and business accelerator helping startups, corporates and research teams to turn ideas into products and services. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of startups, innovation management, regional economic development and commercialization of research. Jukka acts as an innovation expert of Doctoral School of Industry Innovations of Tampere University. He is currently setting up a new venture builder & accelerator for research-based tech startups and industry called Spinoutlab... learn more.

ESR members


Jackson is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at the Halmstad. Jackson's reserach focuses on how new business-policy relationships are created, emerge and are legitimated in various contexts. Jackson has MSc in Global Business and Management from Nottingham Trent University, UK and MSc in International Management from ISCTE-IUL in Lisbon, Portugal. Jackson has extensive experience in Management Consulting of SMEs and Management Boards.


Gonçalo is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at University of Glasgow. In his research, Gonçalo examines how new high-tech sectors emerge, innovate and are legitimated in the context of the Bio-Economyh in Europe. Gonçalo received his MSc in Genetics and Evolution from the University of Porto, Portugal and BSc in Biology from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has experience as European Project Manager and Medical Researcher for the Catalonian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Programme.


Rashid is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at the University of Oulu’s Martti Ahtisaari Institute. Rashid studies how new, innovative business models emerge and are legitimated within new ecosystems such as Smart Energy that require inter alia changes in processes, managerial, environmental, and social. Rashid received his MSc in Electrical (Power Systems) Engineering from the University of Tehran and BSc in Electrical (Power) Engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology.


Cristian is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at the Aalborg University Business School. Cristian explores the relationship between the legitimation narratives and changing organizational realities. He has MSc in Management and Organizations and Sociology from Kellogg School of Management and MSc in Organizational and Economic Psychology from University of Bucharest. Cristian has extensive experience in restructuring, chairing and managing large internatonal non-for-profit organizations.