Visiting Scholars


Martin Hultman,
Umeå University

October, 2012 - February, 2013

Martin HultmanHultman is a postdoc at Umeå University, Department of Science, Technology and Environment.

His current research projects are centred around environment, energy and technology with a special focus on ecopreneurship, utopias and expectations. When in New Zealand he will research sustainable pathways and compare ecopreneurship in New Zealand and Sweden.

His latest publications in English include; The socio-technological history of hydrogen and fuel cells 1978-2005 in Sweden; mapping the innovation trajectory (2012); Keytexts in Posthumanities (2012); Auto-mobility vs. Self-mobility and Collective Mobility: The Socio-cultural Implications of the Use of Car in Cyprus (2010).

In December 2012, Hultman will present in the SIERC Seminar Series on: ‘Finding sustainable pathways: Ecopreneurship in New Zealand and Sweden
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Associate Professor Jay Weerawardena,
UQ Business School,
The University of Queensland, Australia

May 7 - 10
Associate Professor Jay Weerawardena presented an innovation seminar titled "Competitive Strategy in Socially Entrepreneurial Non-profit Organizations: Innovation and Differentiation"
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Martin Hultman,
Umeå University

November 13 - December 7

Martin HultmanMartin Hultman is currently Postdoc at Umeå University, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.

He holds an interdisciplinary MA in Social and cultural analysis; PhD in Social and technological change from Linköping University.

His research interests span energy- and environmental politics, social movements and mass media studies all connected in his dissertation "From Hydrogen societies to Hydrogen Economy. Expectations regarding hydrogen and fuel cells 1978 - 2005 in relation to energy- and environmental politics" (2010) as well as in articles as for example "Back to the future: The dream of a perpetuum mobile in the atomic society and the hydrogen economy" (2009).

During his time as PhD he also published articles on interdisciplinarity, "Inter-disciplinary technology studies" (2007) and social movements in massmedia, "Pictures and texts regarding the events in Gothenburg 2001" (2004). Hultman's current research engages with how social entrepreneurs envision environmental utopias and create small scale companies as ecopreneurs.
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Professor Jürgen Howaldt
Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund Social Research Centre
Central Scientific Institute of Technische Universität Dortmund

November 30 - December 15, 2011
During his visit Professor Howaldt will explore research collaboration between Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund and SIERC in New Zealand.
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