New research: how should family firms deal with the tensions of appointing a non-family CEO?
08 May 2020
An increasing number of family firms choose to select a non-family CEO for the highest executive office when there is no suitable family member available. A recent example of this is the Swedish retail giant H&M where the third generation family member Karl-Johan Persson recently handed over to the non-family CEO Helena Helmersson. However, appointing a non-family CEO in a family firm tends to give rise to tensions.
Can Increased Textbook Usage Affect Student Learning in Low-Income Countries
06 May 2020
Anders Olofsgård (Associate Professor at the SITE) together with co-authors Jean-Benoit Falisse and Marieke Huysentruyt studied the impact of a simple “textbooks for self-study” incentive scheme targeting primary school students in DRC.
New research: AI is an innovation game-changer
28 April 2020
Design is central to innovation. It refers to the way that people create ideas and solve problems. So far, innovation has been something that human beings alone do. But more recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has slowly begun to be used in innovation, saving people from doing the work of innovation, and freeing up human ingenuity to focus on the bigger picture of why we innovate.
New research: why are mobile phones so important for Syrian refugees in Lebanon?
15 April 2020
Syrian refugees living in Lebanon today are facing limited freedom of movement, limited access to services, and constrained labor rights. For these people, mobile phones serve as essential tools for rebuilding social networks shattered by involuntary displacement.
New research: “the decentered translation of management ideas”
15 April 2020
New research on innovation explores how management ideas change workplace practices while workplace practices change management ideas.
New research: companies should regularly dust off their knowledge shelves
26 August 2019
Is it possible to use old knowledge to create new inventions? New research on knowledge recombination from House of Innovation researcher Holmer Kok suggests that so is the case.
New research: entrepreneurship boosts well-being
26 November 2018
Being an entrepreneur is hard work. On average, most entrepreneurs work longer hours and earns less than non-entrepreneurs. Despite this, the well-being of entrepreneurs is higher than that of non-entrepreneurs.
Research of formerly secret archives sheds new light on the Soviet wartime economy
25 May 2015
Lennart Samuelson, affiliated researcher of SITE and associate professor of economic history at the Stockholm School of Economics, is one of the few historians in the world that have used materials from formerly secret archives of Soviet Union to find out the reality of how Soviet authorities actually formed their long-term industrialization plans in the late 1920s and 1930s, in order to cope with the probable conditions in case of a total war.