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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.

"I give students the tools to catch the fish"

05 February 2024
Milda Tylaite, Assistant Professor at the Department of Accounting and Deputy Director for the MSc program in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management, never intended to pursue an academic career. But her passion for teaching and research, coupled with her willingness to speak up, made it an irresistible path for her.

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.

Carbon Pricing Significantly Reduces Carbon Emissions: New Study

17 January 2024

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.

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.
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