Master Political Science, Stockholm University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 1970. Doctor honoris causa, Abo University, 2002.
Lecturer Stockholm University, 1970-1981. Associate professor Uppsala University, Sweden, 1972-1981, professor management, since 1981. Professor European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels, 1977-1978.
Director of research Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, 1995. Visiting scholar Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1970-1971. Member standing committee of the social science, European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France, 1983-1992, Commission for Educational Exchange Between Sweden and the United States of America, Stockholm, 1989-1991.
Board directors Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Stockholm, 1983-1989, board directors Bank of Sweden Terantenary Fountain, 1992-1994. Secretary King Gustaf VI Adolf's Foundation for Swedish Cultural Activities, 2003: member committee Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 2003.
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Member Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Second vice president 1997-2000), Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy Letters, History and Antiquities. Chamberlain, Royal Swedish Court, Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Academy Europea.
Married Gunnel Jansson, January 28, 1968. Children: Olov, Erik.