Sören Eriksson - GEOSE Information


I am an expert in the development and changes of the world’s aircraft industry, its organization, production and geographical characteristics. I received my Ph.D. in Economic Geography from Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law (1995) with a doctoral dissertation dealing with global changes (special focus on East and Southeast Asia) in the aircraft industry.

My  research and teaching activities cover areas such as industrial development, innovation policies, clusters, supply-chains, East and Southeast Asia and regional economic development. I have been external reader and member of doctoral dissertations committees at universities in several countries.

I have lectured and accomplished seminars at a number of foreign universities and research establishments, such as Academy of Sciences, Beijing; Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta Indonesia, National Economics University Hanoi, Peking University, University of Liverpool, University of Florida, Université du Québec à Montréal, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, and Harvard University, Boston, USA.

I am also a dedicated herpetologist.

A few selected studies


Ph.D., Professor, Economic Geography,  Geography

Specialist areas:

Aerospace/Aviation: Global aircraft industry development and changes, Asia’s aviation industry, technology policies in the aircraft industries and supply-chains

East and Southeast Asia: Economic development, innovation policies, industrial clusters

Global economic and industrial changes: developing and newly industrializing economies 


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                        Selected studies:

Eriksson, S. (2017) China's commercial jet aircraft business - competition concerns, Int. J. Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 9, No. 3, 220-229.

Eriksson, S. and Todd, D. (2015) Engines, in Eriksson, S. and Steenhuis, H-J. (Eds): The Global Commercial Aviation Industry, Chapter 4, Routledge, Abingdon, Uk and New York.

Eriksson, S. (2015) Newly industrialising economies and the aircraft industry: economic and industrial policy views in Asia, in Eriksson, S. and Steenhuis, H-J. (Eds): The Global Commercial Aviation Industry, Chapter 8, Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York.

Lozano, A. and Eriksson, S. (2015) The commercial aircraft industry in Russia and Ukraine: strategic transformation and prospects, in Eriksson, S. and Steenhuis, H-J. (Eds): The Global Commercial Aviation Industry, Chapter 9, Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York.

Eriksson, S. (2013) Foreign knowledge transfer in the development of aircraft industry clusters - the case of Chengdu, China, in Eriksson S. (Ed.) Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia, Chapter 8, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA.

Eriksson, S. (2011) Globalisation and changes of aircraft manufacturing production/supply-chains - the case of China, International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, Vol. 3, No. 1, 70-83.

Eriksson, S. (2010) China's aircraft industry: collaboration and technology transfer - the case of Airbus, IJTTC, Vol. 9, N0. 4, 306-325.

Eriksson, S. (2010) Guest Editor: Special Issue on Globalisation and Technology Transfer in the Aerospace Industry, Vol. 9, No 4.

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC)

Innovation Policies in South Korea & Taiwan, Vinnova Analysis 2005:03

Eriksson, S. (2003) Indonesia's aircraft industry: technology and management impediments, IJTTC, Vol. 2, No. 2, 207-226.

Eriksson, S. (2003) Technology policies in East and Southeast Asia: Creating a new global structure in the aircraft industry, Asian Geographer, Vol. 22, 169-185.

Eriksson, S. (2000) Technology spillover from the aircraft industry: the case of Volvo Aero, Technovation, Vol. 20, Issue 12, 653-664.

Eriksson, S. (1995) Global Shift in the Aircraft Industry: A study of airframe manufacturing with reference to the Asian NIEs. Publications edited by the Departments of Geography, University of Gothenburg, Series B, no. 86, 244 pages (Doctoral dissertation).

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