Stine Bylin Bundgaard defended her PhD with the titel “Learning and knowledge sharing in clusters across cultural boundaries” Thursday, 3rd of November at 1 pm. The defence took place in the conference room at Center for logistik og samarbejde at Langerak 15, 9220 Aalborg Øst. The defence was held in Danish.

Stine’s PhD investigated how network relations are established, developed and maintained. The PhD takes a starting point in Aalborg Business Network as a case for understanding clusters and is based on several qualitative interviews. It is investigated how clusters work and through this identified which models are capable of producing results for the clusters. A central finding from the PhD was that when members invests more in the cluster, there is equally more to gain from the cluster.

The tribunal consisted of:
– Associate professor Anja O. Thomassen, Department for Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, (Chairman)
– Professor Bente Elkjær, Danish School of Education – Education Science, Emdrup
– Professor Mats Benner, Professor at Department of Business Administration, Lund University

Stine was supervised by:
Associate Professor Michael Paulsen, Department for Study of Culture, the University of Southern Denmark

A reception was held after the defense where both family, friends and colleagues helped to celebrate the new title along with Stine. There were speeches, which among other Lise-Lotte Terp by Arctic Consensus thanked Stine for that great work, her effort and not least expressed a joyful expectation of a close cooperation in the future. The Institute and the Port of Aalborg hosted the reception.

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