Ignė Stalmokaitė

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Academic interests

Ignė Stalmokaitė is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK). Her primary research interests concerns the dynamics of socio-technical system change in hard-to-decarbonize sectors such as the maritime transport. She is particulary interested in the role of actors and actor strategies in dealing with complex societal challenges. Ignė's previous work has also centred on social justice in the context of ocean governance. In particular, she studied how different dimensions of social justice are experienced by stakeholders in marine spatial planning process.

At TIK, Ignė's research is part of CaptureX project focusing on innovation systems for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Norway as well as the research theme "Accelerating the energy transition" at the Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Studies (NTRANS).

For more information, see Ignė's research profile on ResearchGate


Ignė has a background in environmental social science situated at the interface between sustainability transitions, maritime and strategic management fields of research. She holds a PhD degree in Environmental Science from Södertörn University, Sweden and an M.A. (laudatur) in the Baltic Sea Region Studies from the University of Turku, Finland. Ignė's PhD research has centred on the roles of established shipping firms (incumbents) in the early stages of maritime energy transitions.

Courses taught

  • Open course "Innovation and Sustainable Development", Södertörn University, Sweden (2021)
  • Master's level course "Environmental Governance and the Role of Experts", Södertörn University, Sweden (2017-2021)
  • Bachelor’s level course “Environmental Policy and Preconditions for Cooperation”, Södertörn University, Sweden (2018-2019)


  • Project Researcher (2021-2022), the Department of Environment, Development and Sustainability Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden. Research project: "Taking Social Sustainability to the Sea: Strengthening the Social Pillar in Marine Spatial Planning".
  • Coordinator of Stockholm PhD Student Dialogue on Sustainability (2018)
  • Research Assistant (2016-2017), the Department of Environment, Development and Sustainability Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden. Research project: BaltSpace "Marine Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea Region – Integrating Scales, Sectors and Knowledge".


The Baltic University Programme PhD Award 2022

Tags: Sustainability transitions, Innovation, Energy transitions, Socio-technical system change, Maritime Transport, Strategic Management

Selected publications

Stalmokaitė, I., Larsson Segerlind, T., & Yliskylä-Peuralahti, J. (2022). Revival of wind-powered shipping: Comparing the early-stage innovation process of an incumbent and a newcomer firm. Business Strategy and the Environment,1–18. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.3084

Stalmokaitė, I. New Tides in Shipping: Studying incumbent firms in maritime energy transitions. PhD Dissertation, Södertörn University, Stockholm, 2021. urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-45367

Stalmokaitė, I.; Hassler, B. (2020) Dynamic capabilities and strategic reorientation towards decarbonisation in Baltic Sea shipping. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 37, 187-202, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2020.09.002 Länk till annan webbplats. External link.

Stalmokaitė, I., & Yliskylä-Peuralahti, J. (2019). Sustainability Transitions in Baltic Sea Shipping: Exploring the Responses of Firms to Regulatory Changes. Sustainability, 11(7)(1916), 1-23.

Gilek, M., Saunders, F., & Stalmokaitė, I. (2018). The Ecosystem Approach and Sustainable Development in Baltic Sea Marine Spatial Planning: The Social Pillar, a ‘Slow Train Coming’. In D. Langlet & R. Rayfuse (Eds.), The Ecosystem Approach in Ocean Planning and Governance (pp. 160-194). Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV

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