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John Ibsen Kjeldsen

Associate professor emeritus

John Ibsen Kjeldsen
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  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Marketing
  • Emeritus Associate Professor;  Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences. Department of Business Administration


Scientific Program Manager: Executive Education Programs 2012 --
14 -16 month Programs at master level, developed for the management group in different kind of manufacturing and service companies.

Retired and Part-time Associate professor in Industrial Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship Education: Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences. 2009-2012.

Director of Study - MBA Programs: 2005-2009.
Director of Study –Graduate Diploma Programs: 1994-2009                                 

Director of Study - Open University:: 1994-2000.

Visiting lecturer at Bradford University, School of Management: August-December 1992. Researching how to develop and manage a successful MBA.

Associate professor in Industrial Marketing Management, Aarhus School of Business: 1982-2008.

Assistant professor in Marketing, Aarhus School of Business: 1979-1982.
Lecturer and inspector at Grenaa School of Business: 1973-1981

External examiner in Business Economics at Universities in Denmark and Norway: 1995- 2014. CBS, University of Southern Demark, Aarhus University, Aalborg University, BI.


Research areas

  • Industrial marketing management
  • Buyer initiative
  • Business development
  • Purchasing and strategic supplier development
  • Entrepreneurship and development of small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Entrepreneurship education

Academic and practical experience 
Supervision of PhD dissertations and a very large number of Master and Graduate Diploma thesis: 1989-2010. 

Teaching at Master of Science in Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, MBA and Executive Courses in Denmark and Masters at BI, Norway. 1988-2010.
Member of several National Committees dealing with the development of research based education in Denmark. 1988-2009.
Experiences from employment in a number of manufacturing companies. 

Member and head of the Advisory Board. e.g. Vice Chairman of the Board in Stibo Graphic,  Stibo Systems and CCI Europe from 1998-2009. 

Member of the board and one of the founders of NOCA (Network of Corporate Academies and Danish Universities) 2002-2010.
Working with development and management of several tailor-made education programs, at the MBA level, for the management group in different companies: e.g. Plougmann&Vingtoft, SystemTM, Mercuri Urval. Post Denmark, Kingo A/S. 1999 --- .

Administrative experience

  • Director of Studies: Responsible for the development, management and administration of various Executive Programs at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University: Graduate Diploma Programs, MBA Programs and Executive Courses. 1994-2014
  • Coordinator of the Graduate Diploma Study in Marketing Management: 1992-2009


Teaching areas

  • Industrial Marketing Management and Purchasing
  • Strategic Marketing                                                                           
  • Entrepreneurship and Change Management

Academic awards

1997: Danske Civiløkonomers Forskningspris
1997: Best Article Award, Ledelse & Erhvervsøkonomi (Management & Business Economics)

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