Duncan Levinsohn

Assistant Professor
Business Administration , Jönköping International Business School
PhD in Business Administration


Duncan´s research interests include corporate social innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate responsibility. At JIBS he is involved in teaching courses in the areas of corporate social responsibility, creativity and business ethics.


Duncan was born in Scotland, but has lived for many years in Latin America and southern Africa. Since 2001 he is resident in Sweden.
In addition to studies in Science, Technology and Society (STS), Duncan has studied theology and cross-cultural communication. Much of his post-graduate education has been done in the work-place, for example: his MSc in Human Resource Management and Training (University of Leicester) - and courses in Project Management (University of London) and Change Leadership (Jönköping School of Engineering).
Duncan has spent much of his working life in non-profit, church-based organisations, both in southern Africa (primarily Moçambique) and in Sweden. In these contexts he has primarily been active as a change agent: assisting in the founding and development of organisations, and in the training and development of leaders.


Levinsohn, D. (2013). Disembedded and beheaded? A critical review of the emerging field of sustainability entrepreneurship , 19(2), 190-211. More information

Doctoral thesis

Levinsohn, D. (2015). No entrepreneur is an island: An exploration of social entrepreneurial learning in accelerators (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School). More information

Book chapter

Greinert, A., Levinsohn, D. (2016). The challenge of developing a sustainable hybrid organization: The case of Greenpop. In: Leona Achtenhagen & Ethel Brundin (Ed.), Entrepreneurship and SME management across Africa: Context, challenges, cases (pp. 105 -128). More information

Conference paper

Pardillo-Baez, Y., Sequeira, M., Machado, C., Levinsohn, D. (2022). Strategies for sustainable alternative food networks in uncertain times. Zagreb: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, 9th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum, Zagreb, Croatia, 22nd to 23rd March, 2022. More information
Levinsohn, D. (2016). Splace for learning: the co-creation of social entrepreneurial capabilities in accelerators. ICSB 2016 World Conference, New York, 15-18 June. More information
Levinsohn, D. (2015). Splaced out! Social entrepreneurial learning in accelerators. 5th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise "Building a scientific field to foster social enterprise eco-system", Helsinki (Finland): June 30th -July 3rd, 2015. More information
Levinsohn, D. (2014). The Role of Accelerators in the Development of the Practising Social Entrepreneur. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship: The Future of Enterprise: The Innovation Revolution; Manchester, U.K. November 5-6, 2014. More information
Levinsohn, D., Brundin, E. (2011). Beyond “shades of green”: opportunities for a renewed conceptualisation of entrepreneurial sustainability in SMEs: a literature review. The 56th Annual ICSB World Conference: Back to the future: Changes in Perspectives of Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Stockholm, Sweden 15-18 June 2011. More information
Levinsohn, D. (2011). Disembedded and beheaded: a critical review of the emerging field of sustainability entrepreneurship. RENT XXV, Boden, Norway November 16-18, 2011. More information


Levinsohn, D. (2023). Cirkularitet och affärsmodeller. Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School More information