Staffan Albinsson

Staffan Albinsson received his Ph.D. in Economic History from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in May 2013. His Ph.D. compilation thesis is entitled, “Nothing New Under the Sun: Essays on the Economic History of Intellectual Property Rights in Music”. Staffan received his BA at the Lund University in 1976. He studied simultaneously at the Music Conservatory in Malmö. Staffan received his master’s degree in Lund in 2010, after having spent the previous three decades working in music management. In the late 1970s he started the Norrland Opera Symphony Orchestra. After a few years as manager of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra he served for many years as county music director and production manager with the Musik i Väst/Music in Western Sweden Foundation in Gothenburg. Before returning to academia he served as Head of Classical Music at the newly established Vara Concert Hall. Currently Staffan is a faculty member of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, Economics and Law of the University of Gothenburg.