The overall mission of CEnSE is to organize, support, and carry out innovative, high-quality, basic as well as policy relevant research on entrepreneurship and spatial economics at JIBS, aiming at international publication in journals and books with a peer review process and in the form of dissertations.



Mikaela Backman


Maja Johansson


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The mission of CEnSE is also to be a resource and knowledge hub for industry and its organizations, NGOs and for governments internationally, nationally, regionally and locally.

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics replaces, as well as constitutes a continuation and development of, the Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth (CISEG) and its sub-institutes RUREG (Research Unit for Rural Entrepreneurship and Growth) and EIDI (Institute for the Experience Industries' Development).