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New research: investors penalize female founders who don’t “fit” male industries

27 November 2020
New research finds that female founders of entrepreneurial ventures raise significantly more funding when catering to female-dominated industries. Effectively, this means that men are afforded credibility across a broad range of industries, while women are confined to a less lucrative subset of the labor market.

Why are people afraid to bid for a house that nobody else has been bidding for?

24 November 2020
That's one of the questions that Tore Ellingsen answers in this feature article on auctions - in the aftermath of the Prize in Economics in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Paul Milgrom (an honorary doctor at SSE) and Robert Wilson.

Anna Dreber Almenberg interviewed in Universitetsläraren

18 November 2020
What happens when the same data is given to a number of researchers who are asked to test the same hypotheses?

Tore Ellingsen interviewed in DN

16 November 2020
What should be the goal of Sweden's fiscal policy after the pandemic?

New research: explaining the homogeneous diffusion of COVID-19 nonpharmaceutical interventions across heterogeneous countries

05 November 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every part of the globe. In the early phase of the pandemic, countries adopted nonpharmaceutical interventions. These interventions included school closures, travel restrictions, curfews, and quarantines. These strategies were motivated by the need for “social distancing” in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But it was not always clear which of these interventions work best. For this reason, governments were faced with the dilemma of acting both quickly and correctly.

New research: growth intentions in family-based new venture teams

22 September 2020
Business success, especially for entrepreneurs who are just starting out, is often measured in terms of new venture growth. Unfortunately, this kind of growth can be hard to achieve for entrepreneurs who don’t have access to many resources.

New research: coordinating occupational work through a temporal perspective

11 September 2020
Groups of professionals hardly ever work alone. Often, occupational groups benefit from exchanging and relying on the expertise of other occupational groups. Or they many need to collaborate to complete a given project. These exchanges of knowledge and services require a considerable amount of coordination.

New research: advancing qualitative entrepreneurship research

09 September 2020
New work co-authored with the House of Innovation provides guidance for authors wishing to use qualitative methods by outlining four characteristics of entrepreneurship research that qualitative research is uniquely designed to address.

New research: next generation external venturing practices in family owned businesses

26 August 2020
Many daughters and sons growing up in a successful family business and who have their own entrepreneurial ideas struggle to become autonomous from the family’s business. Most research tends to examine how younger, next generation family members build their careers by engaging in internal venturing as a way of growing their existing family business. What is lacking here is research that looks at the ways in which these daughters and sons rely on external venturing, that is, to start their own business outside the existing family business, to achieve greater autonomy and pursue their independent business ideas.

New research: path dependence in new ventures’ capital structures

21 August 2020
The way that new ventures are financed is very important. It has substantial implications for a company’s survival, growth, and performance. For this reason, a lot of research exists that examines what explains startups’ choices of financing sources, typically drawing on rational economic theories such as pecking order or trade off theories.

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