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New article by Dr. Rikard Westerberg

27 June 2022
New article by center director Rikard Westerberg in business history journal Enterprise and Society. The article discusses the investment strategies and dismantlement of the Swedish Wage-Earner funds in the 1980s. 

“Culture, Food, Climate”: SSE hosts debate on the future of food systems and climate change

27 June 2022
It is no secret that what we eat and how this has been produced plays a large part in the process of climate change. While we know that changing our eating habits can have a meaningful impact on the environment, changing does not seem to be as easy as it sounds – especially not when factoring in the cultural meaning our culinary habits carry. Valentina Bosetti, Dr. Friederike Döbbe and Hannes Leo presented their findings during the event Tours d’ Europe, on 14 June. 

The Center for Statecraft and Strategic Communication announces postdoctoral and PhD fellows

22 June 2022
Next semester, the Center for Statecraft and Strategic Communication at the Stockholm School of Economics welcomes three postdoctoral fellows and one PhD fellow. These will join the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy together with their peers from the University of Cambridge, King's College London, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

I’ll pay you later: Sustaining relationships under the threat of expropriation

21 June 2022
SITE and NES (New Economic School) researchers investigate how multinational firms manage their relationships with governments under the threat of expropriation. Exploring micro data from the oil and gas industry worldwide, they show that the multinationals delay investment, production and tax payments by more than five years in countries with weak institutions relative to countries with strong ones. These findings are consistent with the theory suggesting that delaying rents to the government in absence of formal enforcement could decrease the risk of expropriation.

The CIVICA Engage Track: new perspectives and valuable networking for undergraduate students

21 June 2022
Engaging students in the world around them is the ultimate goal of the CIVICA Engage Track. Despite the challenges and limitations posed by the pandemic, SSE students Cecilia Falorni and Erik Persson say that the experience gave them many new perspectives and valuable contacts – and even some new friends. 

Insights from Center for Responsible Leadership

20 June 2022
Laurence Romani on responsible leadership and the challenge of rethinking business as usual.

What does voluntary auditing imply for small private firms' practices?

17 June 2022
Misum researchers Ting Dong and Milda Tylaite examine the Swedish audit regime shift in 2010 which removed mandatory audit requirements for small private companies. Their study highlights the resulting shift in bargaining power between auditors and their clients along with implications for private firms’ tax reporting.

Fruitful research visit to Berlin

17 June 2022
The CSR team research directors Lin Lerpold, Örjan Sjöberg, Susanne Sweet and Ranjula Bali Swain recently visited Berlin to connect with leading German research centers for future collaborations.

Shelter for Ukrainian students and their families

17 June 2022
Charity auction of the Christine König Gallery and Dorotheum (Vienna) with works by Ukrainian artists for the benefit of the Friends of KSE Foundation (Kyiv School of Economics) to support free living space and educational support for Ukrainian children and their families.

CSB at Swedish Elite Football's 4th Edition of the Network Arena in Berlin

16 June 2022
At the beginning of June, the Center for Sports and Business was invited to the 4th Edition of Swedish Elite Football’s (SEF) Network Arena, a 2-day conference that took place in Berlin, Germany.