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Family business reveals disclosure strategies during financial crisis

08 February 2024
A new study published in The British Accounting Review has uncovered how family businesses strategically shape disclosure practices during times of financial distress. The research provides a rare inside look at the decision-making of top executives, board members, and owners of a major Swedish family business as they navigated a period of near bankruptcy.

Discovering organizational fortitude in the face of adversity - a study of a family firm

15 December 2023
A new study, recently published in the Journal of Management, reveals the remarkable ability of family firms to not just survive but thrive through multiple adversities. By focusing on a century-old family business in the UK, researchers develop the concept of "organizational fortitude," a new lens to understand resilience in businesses facing recurrent challenges.

Mastering the digital age: the unique resources of family-owned Mittelstand firms

08 November 2023
Family-owned Mittelstand firms, often seen as the backbone of global economic growth, face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in the digital age. Recent research investigates how these firms can leverage their unique resources, including family historical capital, family venture capital, and family collaborative capital, to successfully navigate the digital landscape.

Professor Mattias Nordqvist receives top honor at annual AOM meeting

18 August 2023
Professor Mattias Nordqvist was honored with the prestigious Best Family Business Paper Award at this year's Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in Boston. Nordqvist’s research provides a guiding light to support processes of professionalization in family enterprises and family offices.

Record applications to SSE’s incubator: 11 new startups admitted

12 June 2023
After an intensive admissions period, SSE Business Lab is taking in eleven new companies. The startups are tackling challenges like the green energy transition and people’s deteriorating private finances.

Two Master students in Economics have won an award from the Swedish Gender Equality Agency

13 February 2023
The Swedish Gender Equality Agency's thesis competition was organized for the first time in 2021. The content related criterion for participation in the competition is that the essay contributes to knowledge about gender equality policy or social development based on the ambitions of gender equality policy.

SSE launches new center for family enterprises with pan-Nordic support

02 November 2022
Family enterprises are the most common business form in the world – not least in the Nordics. They are also important drivers in entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. The newly launched Center for Family Enterprise (CFE) at the Stockholm School of Economics will study the impact and organization of family enterprises in the Nordics.

How to think about household finance in an uncertain world

04 October 2022
Household finance is a hot topic, considering the current economic crisis. On the latest episode of the podcast Sound Economy, Professor Paolo Sodini discusses assets and liabilities, savings and investments during uncertain times.

Economic and social context of domestic violence: Research shared at the 2022 FROGEE conference

07 June 2022
This brief summarizes the research papers presented at the 2022 FROGEE conference “Economic and Social Context of Domestic Violence”, which took place on May 11, 2022. It was organized by the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) together with the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) and the FREE Network.

Sons are favored in family firms – but daughters do better

28 April 2022
Sons are much likelier than daughters to take over the family firm – despite the fact that businesses run by daughters outperform those run by sons. This according to new research from the Stockholm School of Economics and Jönköping International Business School.
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