By Björn Kjellander
Director of Accreditation and Quality
Jönköping International Business School – CUME
Many schools struggle with developing structures for systematic reporting to accreditation agencies. With several national and international accreditations demanding cyclical documentation based on different standards and criteria, to show evidence of quality assurance is often both faculty and admin-intensive. The work to develop reports is often intensified when report deadlines and external review visits are imminent but when the visit is over, many schools fail to align accreditation demands with the organization’s information, data, and communication channels and responsibilities.
Björn Kjellander earned his PhD in American Studies from University of Sussex, England, Spring 2006, on his dissertation entitled Building American Entrepreneurs: Male Commercial Selves and the Road to Success in the US 1873-1914, which received national attention in media. His thesis investigated the origins of the American entrepreneur, what popularly has been called the self-made man. It traced the building of the self-made man as a commercial ideal self, leading to the narratives of US entrepreneurship and the road to success.
Björn’s research interests involve inter-disciplinary analyses of business in a wider sense, embracing economic, social and political aspects, with a focus on American business. Björn is particularly interested in the forming of family dynasties, corporate and family ownership and the handing over process of companies between generations, particularly in the American and British economies. His approach covers disciplines such as economic history, history of ideas, as well as comparative literature studies.