Sveinn Vidar Gudmundsson is Senior (Full) Professor Strategic Management, Toulouse Business School, and serves as Vice President of the Air Transport Research Society. Sveinn received his PhD from Cranfield University and a BSc, MBA and MSc from Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to his academic carrier he held senior management and consultancy positions in the airlines and the financial services sector. He was Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University (2008-2009), and IRC Award research visitor at The Sydney University (2013-2014).
Professor Gudmundsson's areas of expertise include business performance, low cost strategies, alliances and partnerships, network strategies, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, and decision-making processes, focusing chiefly on air transport firms. He has published extensively in top academic journals on transport and strategy and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Air Transport Management, Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part E, and on the editorial boards of several academic journals.
Drawing on his business and academic experience, Professor Gudmundsson has been a speaker on air transport issues at leading universities such as Oxford University, University of Amsterdam, and The University of Sydney. He has served in his expert capacity to the European Commission, The Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, The European Environment Agency, and the OECD. He has also served as an external examiner, research auditor, and Chair of PhD committees at Cranfield University, University of Antwerp, Southampton University, and University of Bergamo.
Teaching areas : strategic management, alliances & partnerships, airline management
Research areas : network strategies, decision-making process, strategic management