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Stefan Einarsson - Visiting Researcher, COO

Stefan Einarsson is Visiting Researcher, SSE Institute for Research (SIR), Chief Operating Officer, Department of Management and Organization where he also is an Affiliated Researcher.

The two main focal points of his research are (1) Strategy and governance in membership based organisations such as associations, federations and cooperatives; and (2) The significance of foundations within wider society which involves the size, structure and development of the foundation sector both within Sweden and internationally, and also issues of strategy, philanthropy, grantmaking and internal governance.

Stefan's teaching experience ranges from undergraduate courses in general management and organization theory to more specialized teaching in civil society governance and management on master level. He regularly functions as reviewer for journals such as Voluntas, Voluntary Sector Review and Journal of Civil Society. He currently functions as COO of the department of Management and Organization at SSE.

Current research:

Strategy and governance of mutual insurance companies is focusing on the governance processes of three large mutual insurance companies and how strategies are developed by their principals and how these strategies are relayed to the management of the organizations. The project is done in cooperation with Markus Kallifatides at Stockholm School of Economics.

Swedish Foundation Sector - size and 2002-2012 is aiming at updating our previous mapping of the Swedish foundation sector and also comparing it with data from the Norwegian foundation sector.

Strategy and governance of producer co-operatives. The focus of the project is strategic governance within the Swedish agricultural co-operatives where the empirical focus is on two of the largest Swedish producer cooperatives. The focal point is the different roles or dimensions of the members and the member organizations and how these roles or dimensions affect strategic governance.

Key words:

strategy, governance, civil society, social movements, foundations, legal forms.

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