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  • 251.
    Dahlström, Tobias
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Globalisation and corruption - Learning how to become less corruptManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    When countries do business with each other, be it through trade or investments, they expose themselves to foreign culture, behaviour and values (cultural traits). Previous research has shown that exposure to foreign cultures entails possible transmission of cultural traits. This paper demonstrates that when countries interact, domestic corruption may be influenced by the level of corruption in a foreign country. The empirical assessment of a panel of countries produces evidence that there indeed exists transmission of corruption between countries that interact. However, this transmission seems to be one directional going from rich to poor countries.

  • 252.
    Dahlström, Tobias
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    The role of information in combating corruptionManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The dynamics and existence of corruption has been attributed to many different factors. This study specifically looks at the links between information and corruption. The paper asserts the importance of a free press in anti-corruption work. However, the novelty is to stress not only freedom of expression but also show why technological constraints on the circulation of information play an important role in anti-corruption work. The empirical result suggests that freedom of press only has a positive impact on corruption if the informational infrastructure is of a sufficiently good quality.

  • 253.
    Dahlström, Tobias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Johnson, Andreas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Bureaucratic corruption, MNEs and FDI2005In: Host country effects of foreign direct investment: The case of developing and transition economics, Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School , 2005Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper adds to the limited number of studies analysing the relationship between host country corruption and FDI inflows. A model describes the incentives that foreign MNEs and host country bureaucrats have for engaging in corruption and shows how corruption increases the MNE cost of operations in the host country. The model prediction that the costs caused by corruption reduce FDI inflows is verified by regression analysis using panel data. Host country corruption has a significant negative effect on FDI inflows to developing economies but not for developed economies.

  • 254.
    Dahlström, Tobias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Lundström, Christian
    Corruption and growth2007Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The note adds to the growing body of studies analysing the relationship between corruption and growth. The novelty is that the study cleans the corruption data from the impact of a country’s institutional setting. This enables the authors to verify if it is the absence of corruption and/or the institutional standard of a country that cause growth. The conclusion drawn is that corruption is only a symptom and does not in itself lower the GDP growth rate of a country.

  • 255.
    Dahlström, Tobias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Raviola, Elena
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Power corruptsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Deviating from the standard corruption literature the focus of this paper is on private corruption instead of bureaucratic corruption. We model an organisation's decision making process in two dimensions, complexity and concentration, and explore how these dimensions affect the existence and extent of corruption in an organisation. As expected, the decision making process affects corruption. However, changes of the decision making process do not necessarily have a monotonic influence on corruption.

  • 256.
    Dalteg, Tomas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Bank Rates and the Yield Curve: A Study on the Relationship Between Banks' Deposit and Lending Rates to Treasury Yield Rates2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how well Swedish banks’ follow the interest rate development of Swedish Treasury Bills and Swedish Government Bonds when they are determining the levels for their deposit and lending rates. Individuals’ deposits in a bank serves as one of the banks main assets in the balance sheet, and the spread between the bank’s deposit rate and the short-term market rate is a large source of funding for the bank. If there is a strong relationship of this spread over time, one may assume that this spread is of great importance for financing of the banking firm.

    The spread between the bank’s lending rate and the long-term market rate – credit risk spread – also serves a large source of interest income for the bank, and if this relationship is strong over time, one may assume that this spread is of great importance for financing of the banking firm as well.

    The banks subjected for investigation in this paper are Handelsbanken (SHB) and Föreningssparbanken (FSB). This paper finds a weaker relationship between the banks’ deposit rates and the short-term market rates, than for the lending rates and the long-term market rates. This indicates that the credit risk spread is of greater importance for financing of the banking firm than the funding spread. The weaker relationship between the banks’ deposit rates and the short-term market rate may be due to the great variability of savings alternatives offered in the market place today. The fact that banks today have deposit-deficit may also explain the weaker relationship, which may be explained by the Baumol-Tobin transaction model – where the higher the interest rate, the greater amount is being kept in the account. The stronger relationship between the banks’ lending rate and the long-term market rate may be due to the nature of the credit risk spread to function as a price-discrimination tool between lending clients.

  • 257.
    Daryanavard, Gloria
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Targa, Trent
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Foreign Aid in Developing Countries: The effects of foreign aid on Human Development Index (HDI) in different continents2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 258.
    Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna, Nationalekonomi.
    Mihaescu, Oana
    Högskolan Dalarna, Kulturgeografi.
    Nilsson, Helena
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Högskolan Dalarna, Nationalekonomi.
    Rudholm, Niklas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Nationalekonomi.
    When IKEA enters: Do local retailers win or lose?2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    IKEA is one of the world’s largest retailers, but little is known about how IKEA impact incumbent retailers when deciding to enter a local market. Previous studies on the effects of big-box entry on surrounding retailers have also generated inconclusive results, and mainly been focused towards entry of Wal-Mart in the United States. We contribute to this literature by investigating the effects of IKEA entry on revenues and employment for incumbent retail firms in three Swedish municipalities during 2000-2010. Our results indicate that a new IKEA store increases average revenues for incumbent retailers within the entry municipality by 11%, but also that the effect is highly heterogeneous within the municipality. Retailers that were located up to 1 km from IKEA experienced a 26% increase in revenues when IKEA entered the municipality. However, the positive spillover effect of a new IKEA store on retail revenues diminished with the distance to IKEA, and turned insignificant for retailers in the city centers and those that were located 5-10 km from IKEA. The effects on employment were much less pronounced, and in most cases statistically insignificant.

  • 259.
    Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies.
    Mihaescu, Oana
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies.
    Nilsson, Helena
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies.
    Rudholm, Niklas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies.
    When IKEA enters: Do local retailers win or lose?2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 260.
    Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies.
    Mihaescu, Oana
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies.
    Nilsson, Helena
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies.
    Rudholm, Niklas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies.
    When IKEA enters: Do local retailers win or lose?2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 261.
    Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov
    et al.
    HUI Research.
    Nilsson, Helena
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. HUI Research.
    Webbpaneler vs telefonundersökningar: Vad är att föredra?2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Statistiska Centralbyrån har i en rapport kritiserat användandet av webbpaneler för att samla in data. Den huvudsakliga kritiken går ut på att webbpaneler oftast är självrekryterande och därmed, till skillnad från telefonundersökningar, inte baserade på ett sannolikhetsurval. Ingen direkt jämförelse görs dock mellan de olika undersökningsmetodikerna. Syftet med denna rapport är därför att genomföra en litteraturgenomgång i vetenskapliga tidskrifter under de senaste tio åren för att se om slutsatsen har ett vetenskapligt stöd. Resultaten visar att ickesannolikhetsbaserade i de flesta fall har lett till mer tillförlitliga resultat än traditionella telefonundersökningar. Detta kan troligen förklaras av att de senare har problem med stora icke-slumpmässiga bortfall, samt mätfel i samband med intervjusituationen. Slutligen konstateras att det finns ett starkt vetenskapligt stöd för att webbpaneler baserade på ett sannolikhetsurval är att föredra framför telefonundersökningar.

  • 262.
    Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov
    et al.
    HUI Research.
    Rudholm, N.
    Nilsson, Helena
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. HUI Research.
    Johansson, R.
    Drivkrafter och effekter av handelns satsning på EMV-produkter2015Report (Other academic)
  • 263.
    Davidsson, Marcus
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Stock Market Anomalies: A Literature Review and Estimation of Calendar affects on the S&P 500 index2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates the Day-of-the-week, Month-of-the-year and Quarter-of-the-year effects. Historical data from the S&P 500 index between 1970- 2005 is analyzed. The purpose is to investigate if there is any evidence of increased returns (ROR) pattern related to seasonality during this period. The conclusion is that Wednesdays, December and Quarter 4 have had the highest ROR while Mondays, September and Quarter 3 have had the lowest ROR.

    The empirical analysis found support for the Monday effect that Mondays are the days with the lowest stock returns. An investor would have earned on approximately four times more if you invested on Wednesdays instead of Mondays. Mondays was the only days with a negative ROR. I also found support for the weekend effect that return on Fridays are higher than returns on Mondays. Based on the empirical analysis a mid-of-the-week effect or Wednesday effect is also present.

    No support was found for the January effect that stock prices should be higher in January than in December. What I however clearly could see was a September effect. September is the only month with negative returns. You would have on earned approximately three times as much if you invest in the beginning of December instead of the beginning of September. This leads to that the quarter 3 should be avoided due to a negative historical ROR.

  • 264.
    Davidsson, Marcus
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Wall Street Voodoo Economics: Investment Strategy Backtesting2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    From efficient market theory we know that there is no such a thing as a free lunch. If you want higher returns then you also have to take on higher risk. The critical question technical analysis has to answer therefore becomes, does technical analysis (TA) provide an investor with an edge in the stock market? To answer this question empirically data was investigated for the Standard and Poor’s-500 Index for a twenty years time period from 1986 to 2006.

    Two different portfolios were constructed. The portfolios were named Hugin with a high time resolution a Munin with a lower time resolution. A simple 30 period MA cross strategy with optimized stop-losses were tested on the two portfolios. The stop-losses were optimized on the first ten years 1986-1996 in order to make the backtesting more realistic.

    The conclusion was that neither Hugin nor did Munin produce abnormal returns without the optimized stop losses. When the stop losses were optimized, Hugin but not Munin provided an investor with slightly better return than a long position. However Hugin’s returns were highly sensitive to the assumed level of price slippage and transaction costs. The conclusion to be drawn is therefore that investing based only on a simple 30 periods moving average crossover investment strategy seams not to be the best way to manage hard-earned money.

  • 265.
    Delalic, Senija
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Crossing Øresund: A case study of price discrimination on Øresund Bridge2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the competition structure in the market for crossing Øresund and which price setting techniques are used.

    The results show that the market for crossing Øresund Bridge is monopolistically competitive market. While Øresund Bridge can in some cases be seen as a monopoly. Furthermore the results show how the firms that are operating in the market offer their consumers various pricing schedules to self-select from. The results based upon the information collected found that Øresund Bridge uses price discriminatory pricing schedules such as two-part tariff, quantity discount and peak-load pricing. According to the theory of price discrimination the firm needs to have market power in order to price discriminate and it is found that Øresund Bridge have a market share of 76%.

    The negative consequences of price discrimination in the particular market can mostly be seen in the ferry market where the two largest firms have to start collaborating in order to sustain as a part of the market. The positive consequences is found to be that a wider range of consumer groups are able to travel over Øresund due to the extensive range of different prices offered by the market operators.

  • 266.
    Desai, Sameeksha
    et al.
    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Högberg, Andreas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Pro-market reforms and allocation of capital in India2011In: Journal of Financial Economic Policy, ISSN 1757-6385, E-ISSN 1757-6393, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 123-139Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the efficiency of capital allocation, across levels of ownership, in the aftermath of pro-market reforms in India.

    Design/methodology/approach – The paper measures investment efficiency using the accelerator principle and examines the effect of ownership type on capital allocation.

    Findings – No significant improvement in capital allocation during the period studied is found. The findings suggest firms face significant costs in adjusting their capital stock.

    Originality/value – The paper uses unique data to estimate the elasticity of capital with respect to output.

  • 267.
    Deva, Saloni
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Determinants of Leveraged Buyouts in Europe: LBO Financing and Country Legislature2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this empirical paper is to outline and evaluate certain determinants of lever-aged buyouts (LBOs) in Europe. The paper begins by providing a detailed description of LBOs, with particular emphasis on the European markets. This allows for the development of the four determinants that are studied in greater detail, specifically interest rate, out-standing stock, anti-director rights, and creditor rights. The conclusions indicate that coun-tries with more outstanding stock have larger LBO markets since equity is more liquid in these countries. Further, the results suggest that long-run interest rate is negatively related to the size of the LBO market. The paper goes on to test whether anti-director rights and creditor rights, as developed by La Porta et al. (1998) are related to the size of the LBO markets, but no evidence is found to support this notion. It is thus concluded that deter-minants focused on financing the buyouts play the most significant role in European LBO transactions.

  • 268.
    Deva, Saloni
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Sondefors, Tobias
    Wage Convergence: The case of Mexico and the United States of America as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As discussed in the factor-price equalization theorem, prices, and thus wages, tend to equalize as a result of trade between two countries. The focus of this thesis is to perform a time series regression in order to evaluate whether wage convergence has taken place between Mexico and the United Sates of America due to the establishment of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. The authors of this thesis conclude that wage convergence did take place between the two countries in question, since the slopes found using the regression are mostly positive, indicating an increasing real wage ratio between Mexico and the United States of America.

  • 269.
    Domarchi Veliz, Felipe Pablo
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Nkengapa, Daniel Lechendem
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    FDI and Economic Growth: A study of 7 transition economies of the CEE and the Baltic states2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis analyses the effect of FDI induced technology transfer and spillover on economic growth in the CEE countries and the Baltic States. We develop a framework were FDI and R&D are seen as sources of technological progress (A). Transition economies, due to the need to catch up quickly with more advanced economies, rely on FDI as a major channel through which they can tap the needed technology.

    Whether or not technology spills over to the entire economy depends on the ability of the countries to diffuse the advanced technology transferred by FDI. We test using panel data analysis, if FDI alone can spur growth or whether the FDI induced technology spillover effect is enhanced by the level of R&D.

    Empirical evidence is found that FDI and R&D as an interaction term have helped the CEE countries and the Baltic States to accelerate growth by modernizing the economy through an upgrading process.

  • 270.
    Drottz, Per
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Lantz, David
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Sweden’s Commodity Export Potential - A Gravity Approach: South-Korea2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis aims to estimate Sweden’s export potential towards South-Korea since initial data indicates that Sweden has from 1997 up until 2005 been exporting less to South-Korea when compared to, in general, OECD. Furthermore, South-Korea seems to be a low prioritized market for Swedish firms in the East-Asian region. As many before us, we have used a basic gravity model, including GDP and distance in kilometer has been used as explanatory variables for the observed trade value. The dummy variable land-locked, to estimate trade potential for 15 commodity groups. Sweden was set to be the exporting country, South-Korea the importing country together with all the other OECD members, which were used as points of reference.

    The outcome of the gravity regression shows that distance and the dummy variable landlocked (if a country does not have access to open water) have a very strong relationship to the observed export data. However, GDP was proven to have a very weak relationship to the observed export data thus making the estimation process of trade potential for all, except one, commodity group biased.

    The gravity model has been widely criticized for inflating export potential due to misspecification a problem that we experienced when running our regression. Thus, from this study no strong conclusions can be drawn concerning the trade potential from Sweden to South-Korea.

  • 271.
    Duggal, Rubecca
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Dinh Tung, Giang
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Ownership Dispersion and Capital Structure in Family firms: A study of closed Swedish SMEs2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 272.
    Dundeberg, Mirjam
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Does vote differention affect dividend payout policy?: A study on swedish listed firms2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates what effects control enhancing mechanisms that are associated with vote differentiation have on dividend payout policy among Swedish listed firms. The data collected for this study is for the period 2005-2007 and the sample consists of 109 companies where 61 of these have shares that are vote differentiated, and the remaining 48 companies have the one share –one vote structure. The variables in the regressions are dividend payout ratio, a dummy for vote differentiation, growth in earnings, size, Tobin’s Q and ownership structure. Three separate hypotheses are applied for reaching a scientific answer to the thesis question. The results indicate that dividend payout policy is significantly negatively affected by the presence of vote differentiation and that vote concentration among the five largest shareholders is generally higher in such firms. The results do also indicate that dividend payout is determined by firm size, growth and investment performance which are in line with earlier studies. From the results, parallels have been drawn between investment performance, ownership concentration, vote differentiation and dividend payout policy. Firms that have vote differentiated shares tend to overinvest instead of paying out dividends when this presumably would be a more appropriate decision considering the aspect of efficiency. As a final conclusion based on the findings, the thesis confirms the argument on that vote differentiating among shares should be reconsidered for better reforms.

  • 273.
    Duong Xuan, Vinh
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    ASEAN - China Free Trade Area: A quantitative study of Trade diversion and Trade creation effects on ASEAN - China trade flows2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have a long history of trading with each other. They are economic partners as well as competitors for many years. In order to push their economic relationship to a higher level, in November 2002, ASEAN and China signed the initial framework agreement, determined on establishing the ASEAN - China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) among the eleven countries by 2010 for the ASEAN-6 (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand) and by 2015 for the transitional economies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (the CLMV). There are fears that China’s rapid development recently will encourage ASEAN’s exports to flow into its giant domestic market instead of among the members countries. Also the benefits of the Free Trade Agreement are still unclear. The Thesis uses three gravity models and the panel data of 11 countries from 1992 to 2009 to test two hypotheses: trade diversion (that expanded trade with China will reduce intra-trade within ASEAN) and trade creation (that ACFTA will boost up bilateral trade between ASEAN and China).

  • 274.
    Dzansi, James
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Do Remittance Inflows Promote Manufacturing Growth?2013In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 51, no 1, p. 89-111Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Studies show that manufacturing growth is fundamental to sustained economic growth and development. However, recent Dutch disease perspective studies suggest that remittance inflows have the potential to impede manufacturing growth of the recipient economies. This paper contributes to the literature by investigating the effect of remittance inflows on manufacturing growth directly. The main claim of the paper is that the Dutch disease perspective identifies only one of the several channels through which remittance inflows impacts on manufacturing growth and hence unlikely to reflect the ultimate impact of remittances on manufacturing growth. This study uses the 3-digit level manufacturing data on a sample of 40 remittance-dependent economies over the period from 1991 to 2004. The empirical results indicate positive and robust effect of remittance inflows on manufacturing growth. This finding implies that one of the mechanisms through which remittance inflows could lift standards of living in poor countries is via the impact on manufacturing growth.

  • 275.
    Dzansi, James
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Essays on Financing and Returns on Investment2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation consists of an introductory chapter and three independent essays on financing investment and their returns. The first essay studies the impact of remittances on domestic investment. The analysis is carried out with a focus on the moderating roles of domestic financial development and institutional quality. The empirical results suggest that remittance inflows are associated with increased domestic investment spending, particularly under conditions of inadequate financial intermediation and poor institutional quality. The second essay evaluates whether remittance inflows into the developing world impedes or spurs manufacturing growth. This study uses manufacturing data on a sample of 40 remittance dependent economies over the period from 1991 to 2004. The results suggest that remittance inflows accelerate manufacturing growth. This evidence is robust to industry- and year-specific effects, a range of country level control variables, and a number of estimators. The final essay examines the monitoring role of large shareholders and returns on investment. Specifically, the paper investigates the relevance of intrinsic motives of the large shareholder to monitor management in order to induce optimal return on investment. The findings suggest that large shareholders are actuated by both intrinsic and extrinsic motives to minimize managerial opportunism and inefficiency.

  • 276.
    Dzansi, James
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Foundation Control and Investment Performance: Do intrinsic aspects of ownership and control matter?2012In: Global Economy & Finance Journal, ISSN 1834-5883, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 58-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the relevance of intrinsic motives in the value-enhancing monitoring role of large shareholders. A standard view in the corporate governance literature is that the large shareholder monitors management precisely because of personal financial interests. This paper argues that the exclusive focus on extrinsic considerations sidesteps the intrinsic motives of the large shareholder to minimize managerial opportunism and inefficiency. The paper sheds light on the importance of the intrinsic aspects of firm ownership and control by examining the relative investment performance of foundation controlled firms listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange during 1999-2005. Foundations are not-for-profit organizations with no residual claimants and thus largely lack the personal financial motives to monitor management. The empirical analysis is carried out in the framework of the marginal q methodology. The results suggest that whereas the typical firm in the sample overinvests, the extent of overinvestment is significantly lower in firms with at least one large shareholder. More importantly, the results suggest that even though foundations largely lack the residual claimants and, hence, the personal financial interest, they are as efficient as other large shareholders in curbing managerial opportunism. This finding is consistent with the view that large shareholders are not only actuated by extrinsic motives to minimize managerial opportunism and inefficiency. Intrinsic motives matter.

  • 277.
    Dzansi, James
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership.
    Impact of remittances on domestic investment: the role of institutional and financial development2013In: Global Review of Accounting and Finance, ISSN 1838-1413, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 65-84Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A standard view in development economics is that developing countries are unable to undertake the required investment because of inadequate financing, poor institutions and undeveloped financial markets. This paper investigates the impact of remittance inflows into the developing countries on investment under different levels of institutional and financial development. The empirical analysis is carried on a sample of 79 developing countries covering the period 1995-2005. The estimates suggest that remittance inflows, sound institutions and well-developed financial sector increase domestic investment. Moreover, the results also indicate that when the institutional setting and the depth of financial intermediation are such that access to external finance is limited, remittance inflows are an important source of financing investment. The findings are robust to alternative static and dynamic panel estimators and different measures of institutional quality and financial development. An important implication of these findings is that the extent to which an economy benefits from remittance inflows is driven by the prevailing institutional environment and the level of financial development.

  • 278.
    Dzansi, James Yao
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Human Capital and Economic Performance: Empirical evidence from Panel Data Analysis2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
  • 279.
    Edebol, jakob
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    High frequency trading: New trading models on emerging markets: Effects and experiences of HFT in South Africa2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This theory driven -deductive- study seeks to add value to our understanding of High Frequency Trading (HFT) on emerging markets by increasing our knowledge of how HFT is perceived by acknowledged operational authorities within the financial market relating to HFT on the African continent.

     

    Despite an intense debate about HFT, little research exist on its effects on emerging markets and on liquidity. This defined research gap serves as this study’s point of departure. Hence, the aim of this thesis is to gain insight of HFT’s perceived effects on emerging financial markets notably the effects HFT has brought to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in terms of liqudity. By answering two research questions, deriving from this aim, this study is of qualitative nature using in-depth semi-structured interviews by the use of an Interview Guide.

     

    Five respondents were asked to share their subjective experience of HFT in Africa. The findings show that HFT in general terms is perceived beneficiary for the JSE and Africa as a whole as the theoretical hypothesis - HFT works positively for market liquidity, by increasing the volume of trading over a day - is supported by the respondents. Regulatory frameworks are being called for and the vulnerable nature of emerging markets is underlined. All respondents belive the media gives a skewed portrayal of HFT, and hence, acknowledge the research gap identified by this study. The findings encourages further research on the matter. 

  • 280.
    Edquist, Love
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Export Competitivness: Product Life Cycles and Specialization2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis the relationship between product development of the German manufacturing industry and the rapid German export growth is analyzed. By a segmentation of the German export according to international competitiveness, differences in characteristics of the different segments are analyzed. Positive for Germany is that in the time-period 2000 to 2002, 76 out of 240 analyzed product groups were defined as experienced increased export competi-tiveness through relative price increase; more than in any other analyzed time-period. These 76 product groups constituted 29.5 percent of Germany’s total export value, marginal higher than in any other time-period.

    The analysis also shows that German product groups with increasing international competitiveness through relative price increase are of higher value than products in other competitive segments. The international demand for product groups with increasing international competitiveness through relative price increase is also higher than for other competitive segments. However, no general significant differences could be shown between different competitive segments in respect to distance sensitiveness, importance of cultural and linguistic affinity and EU-membership on the import share of German products.

  • 281.
    Efraimsson, Sanna
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Environmental Policies and   the EKC: To   what extent can national environmental policies contribute to the EKC theory?   Sweden   and EU2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is see if national policies regarding aimed at combating climate change could work even if international ones, such as the Kyoto Protocol, are considered to fail. The question was if environmental policies could be included as an explanatory variable for the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC). The environmental polices of interest were the market-based instrument, environmental taxes.

     

    First, the hypothesis whether or not Sweden fit the EKC theory is tested, and this proves to be the case when looking at the years 1800-1996. Second, a hypothesis was tested to see if environmental taxes can help decreasing carbon emission intensity further once a country has reached its turning point. Comparing Sweden to six other countries from the European Union show that this is the case, although environmental taxes must be one of many tools and cannot work alone.

     

    The study shows that the role of taxes were significant, thus showing their importance for the work on climate change. It is also observed that national policies do work, while regional, or international, ones are harder to conduct. The importance of national policies is enhanced since they will be guiding countries when deciding whether or not to commit to international policies.

  • 282.
    Eickelpasch, Alexander
    et al.
    DIW Berlin.
    Hirte, Georg
    Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.
    Stephan, Andreas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Firms' evaluation of location quality: Evidence from East Germany2016In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, ISSN 0021-4027, Vol. 236, no 2, p. 241-273Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our study provides evidence for firms' evaluation of location quality. We use a 2004 survey of 6,000 East German firms that contained questions on the importance and assessment of 15 different location factors ranging from closeness to customers and suppliers, transport infrastructure, and proximity to research institutions and universities, as well as questions about the local financial institutions and region's "image". The results show (1) a great dealof heterogeneity in terms of which firm- or regional-level characteristics are important in the evaluation of a specic location factor, (2) that the model's explanatory power is, overall, low and thus neither location characteristics nor internal factors are fully reected in the perceptions, (3) that a firm's business situation and whether a location factor is considered important have explanatory power for perception. One policy-relevant conclusion that we derive from these findings is that location policy should consider firms' perception of a specific location in addition to improving the actual attributes of that location.

  • 283.
    Eickelpasch, Alexander
    et al.
    DIW Berlin.
    Hirte, Georg
    TU Dresden.
    Stephan, Andreas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Firms' evaluation of location quality: Evidence from East Germany2015Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our study provides evidence for firms' evaluation of location quality. We use a 2004 survey of 6,000 East German firms that contained questions on the importance and assessment of 15 different location factors ranging from closeness to customers and suppliers, transport infrastructure, and proximity to research institutions and universities, as well as questions about the local financial institutions and  region's "image'". The results show (1) a great deal of heterogeneity in terms of which firm- or regional-level characteristics are important in the evaluation of a specific location factor, (2) that the model's explanatory power is, overall, low and thus neither location characteristics nor internal factors are fully reflected in the perceptions, (3) that a firm's business situation and whether a location factor is considered important have explanatory power for perception. One policy-relevant conclusion that we derive from these findings is that location policy should consider firms' perception of a specific location in addition to improving the actual attributes of that location.

  • 284. Eickelpasch, Alexander
    et al.
    Lejpras, Anna
    Stephan, Andreas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Locational and Internal Sources of Firm Competitive Advantage: Applying Porter’s Diamond Model at the Firm Level2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper employs Porter’s diamond model to examine the relationships between a firm’s locational environment, its innovation capabilities, and competitive advantage assessed in terms of various performance indicators. This study implements a structural equation model that is estimated with the partial least squares (PLS) approach using a sample of 2,345 East German firms. This investigation shows that a high frequency of cooperation spurs firm innovativeness and performance, but that a strong focus on local demand impedes both. Various types of governmental support as well as the quality of locational factors tend to be more important for less innovative companies compared to the more innovative ones. The results indicate that strong local competition is an impediment to firm innovativeness and performance with conflicts which Porter’s prediction.

  • 285. Eickelpasch, Alexander
    et al.
    Lejpras, Anna
    Stephan, Andreas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Locational and Internal Sources of Firm Competitive Advantage: Applying Porter’s Diamond Model at the Firm Level2011In: Journal of Strategic Management Education, ISSN 1649-3877, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 1-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper employs Porter’s diamond model to examine the relationships between afirm’s locational environment, its innovation capabilities, and competitive advantage assessed interms of various performance indicators. The study implements a structural equation modelestimated with the partial least squares (PLS) approach and reveals that frequent cooperation spurs innovation and performance but that, in contrast to Porter’s prediction, a strong focus on local demand impedes both. Interestingly, various types of governmental support, as well as the qualityof locational factors, are more important for less innovative companies than they are for moreinnovative ones. We also find that strong local competition is an impediment to firm innovativeness and performance, which is in conflict with Porter’s model.

  • 286.
    Ejermo, Olof
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Perspectives on regional and industrial dynamics of innovation2004Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis consists of five essays in the field of innovation economics, with an introductory chapter. The focus is mainly empirical with four of the five chapters consisting of studies of aspects of Swedish innovation activity. These empirical chapters are an endeavor to quantify aspects of the effects of the public-good property of knowledge. To this effect, innovation indicators were collected regarding industrial and firm research and development (R&D); regional indicators were collected using business and university R&D and records of patent applications and granted patents assigned to Swedish regions using the residential location of inventors.

    The first essay studies the productive effect (total factor productivity) of R&D on Swedish firms and the effect that R&D can be expected to have on other firms. The second essay analyzes, with corporate groups as the unit of observation, the effect of accessibility to R&D in universities, and in other groups’ R&D on the innovative capability of the individual group. The third essay tries to characterize the extent to which Swedish regions are specialized or diverse. This is summarized in a single variable which is used to test the effect on innovative activity as measured by the number of patent applications. The fourth essay, the theoretical study of the thesis, constructs a two-region model with two firms residing in each. The incentives for doing process R&D are worked out by agglomerating consumers in one of the regions, and by changing interregional accessibility. The sixth essay studies Swedish inventor networks and regional affinity based on networks.

  • 287.
    Ejermo, Olof
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Productivity spillovers of R&D in SwedenManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Although Sweden is one of the most R&D-intensive OECD countries, the importance of R&D spillovers in the country has not been systematically analyzed. This paper employs a cross sectional dataset of 264 R&D performing Swedish firms in 1996-97. With this set, knowledge production functions are estimated, in which industry groups are treated as subsamples. In addition, 160,614 non-R&D performing firms are used to examine the effects of R&D spillovers also among non R&D performers.

    The estimations use three different weight methods for R&D that spills over from other industries: two input—output measures and a technology flow matrix in the spirit of Jaffe (1986). The results indicate that R&D performing firms gain in Total Factor Productivity from their own R&D. In two of the three weighing matrices spillovers from R&D result in higher Total Factor Productivity among R&D performers. Among non-R&D performers, the Total Factor Productivity effect of R&D spillovers is robustly positive and significant across specifications. Examination of the social returns to R&D from specific industries, one at a time, to other industries does not reveal substantial social effects beyond the effect on the own firm. It is reasoned that the most likely reason for the small size of R&D spillovers rests in the Swedish corporate structure, with most R&D being conducted by large multinationals.

  • 288.
    Ejermo, Olof
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Technological diversity and Jacobs’s externality hypothesis revisitedManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent empirical evidence strongly supports Jacobs’s (1969) externality hypothesis that urban diversity provides a more favourable environment for economic development than urban specialization. In order to correctly gauge Jacobs’s hypothesis, economic development should be understood as a result of innovations. Furthermore, a relevant diversity measure should take into account the degree of diversity of the inherent classes (e.g. pharmaceuticals are closer to chemicals than to forestry). These ideas are tested using regionally classified Swedish patent application data as a measure of innovativeness. Patent data are also used to reflect technological diversity. The results show that the number of patent applications in Swedish regions, is highly and positively dependent on regional technological specialization, quite the opposite of Jacobs’s prediction. The paper raises general questions about earlier empirical results. It is concluded that the size of regions is an important factor to consider, since this in itself may affect patenting intensity and technological diversity.

  • 289.
    Ejsmont, Karolina
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Andersson, Camilla
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Regional Growth in Sweden: A Study of Absolute Convergence among Swedish LA-regions2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The theory of economic growth predicts that poorer regions will eventually converge towards the income level of the wealthier regions (Barro & Sala-i-Martin, 2004). The aim of this Bachelor thesis is to establish if absolute convergence in Gross Regional Product (GRP) growth rates exists across LA-regions in Sweden during the period 1994-2004. The variables used in the model of absolute convergence are; the level of initial GRP per capita in the year 1994 and the growth rate of GRP per capita. The authors of this thesis find support of absolute convergence among Swedish LA-regions of 1.67 percent per year. Convergence estimations are also performed for high-, mid-, and low-performing groups of regions in respect to their income level per capita. The low-performing group of regions is in fact converging faster towards the income level of the wealthier regions in Sweden than the mid- and high-performing group. Alternative measurement of convergence is the so called sigma-convergence. The authors find that it only holds for the group of high-performing regions. However, this measurement cannot be considered reliable, as the existence of absolute convergence is necessary for sigma-convergence, but it is not sufficient.

  • 290.
    Ek, Anna
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    The Impact of FDI on Economic Growth: The Case of China2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic growth in China during the period 1994-2003. The theoretical framework shows that FDI has a positive impact on economic growth because it serves as a channel through which new technology is transferred from one country to another and thereby it increases output and GDP in the recipient country. Previous researchers’ work on the subject has also been reviewed to be able to interpret the results.

    The research is based on secondary data for 30 different regions in China. The empirical results show a positive but insignificant effect of FDI as a fraction of GDP on the level of GDP when the regression model includes all 30 regions. When the four poorest regions that have almost no inflow FDI are excluded, the regression model continues to show a positive effect of FDI on the level of GDP and in addition, the result is statistically signifi-cant at the 6 % level.

  • 291. Ek, Arvid
    et al.
    Waris, Mohsin
    The Role of Consumer Amenities to Human Capital in Sweden: A study on how consumer amenities affect the change in share of highly educated people in Swedish municipalities.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Municipalities in Sweden need to find ways to attract human capital to address their long-term economic needs. Over the last two decades, scholars have pointed out that consumer amenities have become one of the key determinants of labor attraction. The purpose of this thesis is to find out if consumer amenities play a role in the locational choices of highly educated individuals in Sweden. Variables aiming to capture consumer amenities have been examined to see if they significantly relate to the variations in change in the share of highly educated across Sweden’s 290 municipalities. These variables were tested together with a base equation of independent variables using a series of OLS regressions aiming to capture what factors influence the location choices of highly educated. The findings of our paper are in line with the theories and supports that a municipality with a higher level of Consumer Amenities will attract and retain a higher share of Highly Educated individuals. Our results also support the theory, that economic opportunities do have a primary role in attracting the highly educated.

  • 292.
    Ekane, Nelson
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mertz, C. K.
    Decision Research (DR), Eugene, Oregon, USA.
    Slovic, Paul
    Decision Research (DR) and University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
    Kjellén, Marianne
    Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
    Risk and benefit judgment of excreta as fertilizer in agriculture: An exploratory investigation in Rwanda and Uganda2016In: Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, ISSN 1080-7039, E-ISSN 1549-7860, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 639-666Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This research explores the use of psychometric techniques to improve understanding of psychological mechanisms underlying judgment of excreta as fertilizer in agriculture including other excreta related activities. Participants consisted of environmental health students, smallholder farmers and traders in rural and urban Rwanda and Uganda. The finding reveals an inverse relationship between risk and benefit judgments. This relationship holds for the three groups of participants with significant risk-benefit correlations of p<.0001. This finding is consistent with other studies showing that affect plays a key role in risk perception, judgment and decision making.

    Building on this finding, we conclude that individuals with high risk and low benefit judgment for excreta related practices would eschew them or emphasize strict standards. Individuals with a high benefit and low risk judgment would engage in excreta management practices regardless of the actual risks involved. This finding is relevant for risk communication and risk management as it indicates that individuals do not rely only on risk management information they receive concerning excreta and related risks but also depend to an extent on their feelings about these substances when making judgments and decisions regarding the purpose for using excreta as fertilizer and the level of exposure they can tolerate and manage.

  • 293.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Corporate governance and investments in Scandinavia: ownership concentration and dual-class equity structure2009In: The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment / [ed] Per-Olof Bjuggren, Dennis C. Mueller, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar , 2009, p. 139-166Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 294.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Corporate Governance, Private Property and Investment2008Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Corporations have become the dominant organizational form in modern market economies, managing vast resources. Corporations are however associated with a number of governance problems. This dissertation deals with these corporate governance issues from an investment perspective. The dissertation comprises one introductory chapter and five, from each other independent, essays. These essays can be read independently, but are kept together by a corporate governance and investment theme. The essays mainly contribute to the empirical literature on corporate governance and investment behavior. In chapter 2 a measure of capital allocation, based on the acceleration principle, is estimated across 44 countries. Capital allocation is compared to ownership concentration and indicators of corporate governance. Support for the so-called economic entrenchment hypothesis is found, whereas the legal origin hypothesis is rejected. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 look at corporate governance and investment in Scandinavia, and Sweden in particular. Chapters 3 and 4 look into how ownership concentration affects firm investment performance. Performance is measured with marginal q. How dual-class shares affect this ownership-performance relationship is examined. Dual-class shares are, in chapter 4, found to reduce the so-called incentive effect and enhance the so-called entrenchment effect. The role of profit retentions for investment is examined in chapter 5. Scandinavian firms are found to rely on earning retentions to a higher degree than firms in other countries. Chapter 6 contains an analysis of how the quality of property rights and investor protection affect the cost of capital.

  • 295.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Entreprenöriella Ekosystem – en konstig och förrädisk metafor2013In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 41, no 6, p. 3-4Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 296.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS). Entreprenörskapsforum.
    Penning- kontra bostadspolitik – en dåligt hanterad spänning2015In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 43, no 7, p. 3-5Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 297.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS). Entreprenörskapsforum.
    På vilket sätt bidrar svenska ekonomer till debatten?2014In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 42, no 6, p. 3-4Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 298.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Q-theory of investment and earnings retentions: Evidence from Scandinavia2010In: Empirical Economics, ISSN 0377-7332, E-ISSN 1435-8921, Vol. 39, no 3, p. 793-813Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In a frictionless milieu, retentions should have no impact on investment behavior. Empirical studies, however, typically find that retentions are an important determinant of investment. Managerial discretion and financial constraints are two alternative explanations that have been suggested. This article uses a panel of listed Scandinavian firms to examine the importance of earnings retentions as a determinant of investment. Measures of Tobin’s Q, marginal q, and sales accelerator are used to control for investment opportunities. Scandinavian firms are found to depend on earnings retentions to a high degree, more so than in other developed economies. This high dependence on retentions suggests that the Scandinavian capital markets are suffering from allocational inefficiencies. This can be assumed to have detrimental effects on the speed of structural change. Moreover, these market frictions appear too large to per se be caused by information asymmetries or managerial discretion phenomena. Possible institutional explanations are suggested.

  • 299.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Svenska konkurrenskraft: Har vi problem med den ekonomiska föRnyelseförmågan?2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vilka faktorer är av betydelse för långsiktig svensk konkurrenskraft och förmå- gan att generera tillväxt? I Svensk konkurrenskraft – Har vi problem med den ekonomiska förnyelseförmågan? får du svaren. Med utgångspunkt i kunskaps- uppbyggnadens betydelse för konkurrenskraft, via förutsättningar för entre- prenörskap och värdeskapande, ges policyrelevanta förslag för hur Sverige långsiktigt kan upprätthålla förädlingsvärden i ekonomin.

    Entreprenörskapsforum presenterar för nionde året i rad en forskningspublikation i anslutning till konferensen Swedish Economic Forum. Rapportserien bidrar till att fördjupa samhällsdebatten genom djuplodande analyser och policyrekommenda- tioner. Analyserna har ett entreprenörskaps-, småföretags- och innovationsfokus kopplat till samhällsekonomiska effekter och svensk ekonomisk förnyelsekraft.

    Författarna till Swedish Economic Forum Report 2017 är Johan Eklund, vd Entreprenörskapsforum och professor BTH, Pontus Braunerhjelm, forsknings- ledare Entreprenörskapsforum och professor KTH, Dan Brändström, profes- sor och ordförande Linnéuniversitetet, Anders Grufman, ekonom, Pernilla Johansson, ekon dr och chefekonom Sydsvenska Handelskammaren, Christian Ketels, forskare Harvard Business School, Emma Lappi, doktorand JIBS, Göran Reitberger, tidigare adjungerad professor KTH och Per Thulin, forskare Entreprenörskapsforum och ekon dr KTH. 

  • 300.
    Eklund, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS). Entreprenörskapsforum.
    Utbildningspremie och kompetensförsörjning: Effekter för matchningsproblemen på arbetsmarknaden?2015Report (Other academic)
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