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Karl Robert William Grubbström

economic scientist

Karl Robert William Grubbström, Swedish economic scientist. Recipient award of recognition University Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2000; knight 1st class Order of the White Rose of Finland, 2002.


Grubbström, Karl Robert William was born on November 12, 1941 in Malmö, Sweden. Son of Jarl Ingemar and Dorothy Mary (Taylor) Grubbström.


Master of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1969. Master of Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics, 1968.

Doctor in Economics, Gothenburg School of Economics and Business Administration, 1973. Doctor of Tech (honorary), Lappeenrata University of Technology, Finland, 1994. Doctor Economic Sciences (honorary), Corvinus University, Budapest, 2004.

D Social and Economic Sciences (honorary), Innsbruck University, Austria, 2006.


Assistant Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1965-1967, assistant lecturer, 1967-1968, acting professor industrial economics and management, 1968-1969. Research assistant Gothenburg (Sweden) School of Economics and Business Administration, 1970. Associate professor business administration University Stockholm, 1970-1971, acting professor business administration, 1971-1972.

Acting professor production economics Linköping Institute of Technology, 1972-1974, professor production economics, since 1974, head department production economics, since 1978. Visiting professor Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1978-1979, 90-91, Hautes Études Commerciales, Paris, 1995, University Ljubljana, since 2005. External examiner Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford, Great Britain, 1983-1990.

Honorary research fellow University Lancaster, Great Britain, since 1988. Special professor Nottingham University, since 1998. Member international academy advisory board Budapest University Economic Sciences and Public Administration, 2001-2004.

Member executive council Global Manufacturing Research Grp., since 2002. Consultant to numerous Swedish companies, banks, educational institutions, government authorities and military agencies. Board directors Argentus Aktiesparfondforvaltnings AB, Ostgota Holding Aktiebolag, 1983-1985, Scandinavian-Asian Venture Management, Aktiebolag, 1986, others.

Senate president Mediterranean Institute Advanced Studies, since 2007.


Fellow European Academy Industrial Management, International Society Inventory Research (vice president 1982-1990, president 1990-1992, Service award 1996). Member European Federation Young Enterprises (vice president 1991-1996, European Leadership award 1996), American Institute Industrial Engineers (senior since 1980), Management Professionals Association India (honorary since 1983), Royal Academy Engineering Sciences, Young Enterprise Sweden (co-founder, national board directors 1980-1996, honorary national council member since 1996), New York Academy of Sciences, World Organization General Systems and Cybernetics, Swedish Institute Industrial Engineers (president 1974-1978, board directors 1974-1981), Operational Research Society Sweden, Institute Management Sciences (board directors college production and operations management 1988-1990), International Foundation Production Research (board directors since 1993), Sällskapet (Stockholm), Linköping Golf Club, Loftahammar Golf Club, Linköping-Västanstång Rotary Club (president 1983-1984).


Married Anne-Marie Behm. Children: Henrik, Carl, Cecilia.

Jarl Ingemar Grubbström

Dorothy Mary (Taylor) Grubbström

Anne-Marie Behm

Henrik Grubbström

Carl Grubbström

Cecilia Grubbström