Jönköping International Business School

Jönköping International Business School

A modern business education - a truly international experience.
Since its inception, JIBS has become world-renowned in a number of research areas related to its educational programmes. We have double accreditation by EQUIS and AACSB.
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The international profile of JIBS is captured by the guiding principle describing our culture: “International at heart”.
The international focus is strong, and in a survey made in 2011 by the Swedish Association of Graduates in Business administration and Economics, JIBS was ranked first in Sweden in number of graduates who had taken courses abroad, number of graduates who had found a job before graduating and number of graduates who now worked abroad.
Three principles representing JIBS’ shared beliefs should guide the decisions, actions and behaviour of JIBS:
•  Being international at heart represents our culture of taking a local, regional, national, and/or global perspective on what we do.
•  Being entrepreneurial in mind represents our spirit of being curious, imaginative, passionate and action-oriented in everything we do.
•   Being responsible in action represents our commitment to being a role model within our industry; conducting research, and offering education with relevance for society.
Our focus areas are Entrepreneurship, Ownership and Renewal. Most of our research has a strong international connection, and we collaborate with partners all over the world.
JIBS sees entrepreneurship as a research field, a practice and an attitude. Our research in entrepreneurship aims to assist in solving the challenges that entrepreneurs, businesses, organisations and society as a whole face today and in the future to create innovation and sustainable business development.
JIBS research in this field focuses on the structures, characteristics and strategies related to various types of ownership in organisations. Much of this research is inter-disciplinary to explore fields and concepts such as family business, , accounting and reporting, networks and alliances, power and responsibilities.
JIBS research on renewal encompasses a wide range of perspectives and approaches. It comprises concepts such as economic renewal, regional renewal, business transformation, ownership transition, reshaping of industries, failure, change management, globalization, the urbanization process, and more.

A new independent report shows that Jönköping International Business School ranks first in Europe and second worldwide in entrepreneurship research.

The study was published in the Journal of Small Business Management on October 3, and is a bibliometric analysis based on field normalized citations in the field of entrepreneurship. In short, the analysis shows how many times research articles have been cited by other researchers. The authors of the article specifically mention CeFEO (Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership), which has attracted award winning scholars and large amounts of external funding.

Per Davidsson, Professor of Entrepreneurship at JIBS, is ranked as one of the best researchers in his field in the world. This shows that JIBS and Jönköping University outrank almost all prestigious European and American universities in terms of entrepreneurship research, and has a huge impact in the international research community.

Another report, recently published by Nordforsk, shows that JIBS is ranked first in Sweden and number four in the Nordic region in the wider research area of Business Studies and Economics.

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Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is a part of Jönköping University (JU). Jönköping University is a young professional-oriented university characterised by a high degree of internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive collaboration with surrounding society. It is one of three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates.

Jönköping University has around 11,000 students, of which 2,000 are international students. The university is one of the top universities in international student exchange and among the best in Sweden in terms of attracting international students. Campus has a truly international and academic environment with students and staff from all parts of the world.

Both within education and research, Jönköping University has a close cooperation with business and society.

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