New publication | The Impact of Stock Price Fragility on Corporate Financial Behavior: Evidence and Implications
13 February 2024
This paper, written by Professor Richard Friberg and co-authors, investigates how firms adjust their financial strategies in response to changes in exposure to non-fundamental price movements, known as stock price fragility. Through theoretical modeling and empirical analysis, we explore the implications of stock price fragility on corporate cash holdings, investment decisions, and liquidity management.
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.
New publication | Online shopping favors environmental labels, in-store promotes social labels
01 February 2024
Service firms aiming for sustainability can benefit by aligning their marketing strategies with consumer motives across different shopping channels. A new study published in the Journal of Service Retail reveals that online shoppers select products with environmental labels, while in-store shoppers pick products with social sustainability labels.
Activists and social entrepreneurs: shaping consumer culture for sustainability transitions
25 January 2024
New research examines how change-makers create a protective space for sustainability transitions within the market for alternatives to animal products. Published in Business Strategy and the Environment, this study uncovers strategies and tactics employed to sway consumer behavior towards sustainable consumption.
New publication | When business model innovation creates value for firms: the role of national institutions
23 January 2024
A comprehensive meta-analysis based on 147 studies across 27 countries examines how national institutions shape how much value firms derive from Business Model Innovation (BMI). Findings show that BMI positively affects firm performance. However, the magnitude of this positive effect varies significantly across different national cultural and pro-market institutions. This paper was accepted for publication at Journal of Management Studies.
Navigating the digital health landscape: a comparative study of health app policies across nine countries
18 December 2023
The rapid proliferation of digital health applications presents a unique challenge for healthcare systems worldwide. This article explores a recent academic study that compares the national policy approaches for health apps in nine countries, highlighting the commonalities, differences, and the need for international collaboration.
New publication | Agile manufacturing enhances sustainable business performance through transformational capabilities
18 December 2023
A study exploring the interplay between agile manufacturing and sustainable business performance reveals that internal learning and reconfiguration capabilities are crucial mediators. These transformational capabilities are shown to enhance economic, environmental, and social performance in manufacturing firms.
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.
Subcontracted labor boosts project profit margins
30 November 2023
In today’s fast-paced business environment, staffing projects with a blend of subcontracted and permanent workers has become increasingly common across various industries such as engineering and consulting. A recent study, conducted by researchers from the House of Innovation at Stockholm School of Economics and IE University, delves into how this staffing strategy can significantly enhance the financial performance of high-tech projects, offering valuable insights for project managers and business leaders. This paper was published at the Journal of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
Johanna Rickne receives the Assar Lindbeck Medal 2023
29 November 2023
The Assar Lindbeck Medal 2023 is awarded to professors Johanna Rickne, affiliated professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and professor at Stockholm University, and Olle Folke, professor at Uppsala University. The prize honors Assar Lindbeck's diverse and groundbreaking contributions to economic research and is given every two years to researchers in Sweden under 45 who have significantly contributed to economic thinking and knowledge.