The two main focal points of my 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.
My 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. I regularly function as reviewer for journals such as Voluntas, Voluntary Sector Review and Journal of Civil Society. I currently function as COO of the department of Management and Organization at SSE.
For more information on my research and also full text versions of some of my publications see my page on Academia.edu.
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 (link to previous report https://www.academia.edu/1063488/Foundations_in_Sweden_their_scope_roles_and_visions) 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.
Einarsson, S, Einarsson, T and Grönberg, L (2014) "Governance of sports hybrid organizations, in a context typical for Swedish elite football clubs" presented at 32nd Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS), Utrecht, Netherlands, July 7-10, 2014.
Einarsson, S. and Wijkström F., (2014) "The role of member’s in the governance of large producer cooperatives" Paper presented at the 11th ISTR conference, Muenster July 22-25 2014.
Einarsson, S. (2014) "Governance within multi-tiered federative membership-based organizations" Paper presented at the 11th ISTR conference, Muenster July 22-25 2014.
Einarsson, S. (2013) “Inledning” i Stiftelser, Bjelkberg, B., & P. Gärdin, Stockholm: PWC.
Einarsson, S. (2012) "Ideology Being Governed. Strategy Formation in Civil Society" Stockholm: Stockholm School of Economics.
Einarsson, S., McGinnis, J. & Schneider, H (2011) “Minor adjustments or major changes. Exploring grantmaking strategies across three countries” ARNOVA, Toronto, Canada November 17-19, 2011.
Einarsson, S. (2011) “The Revitalization of a Popular Movement. Case Study Research from Sweden” Voluntas, Vol 22, number 4, pp 658-681
Einarsson, S. (2011) “Culture transformed from organizational goal to organizational tool – longitudinal case study of a civil society organization” in F Wijkström & A. Zimmer Nordic Society at a Cross-Roads. Transforming the Popular Movement Tradition, Nomos.
Einarsson, S. (2010) "How does discourse and governance interact within a popular movement? Case study research from Sweden" in M. Freise, M. Pyykkönen and E. Vaidelyte A Panacea for all Seasons? Civil Society and Governance in Europe. Nomos.
Einarsson, S (2009) "Sweden: exploratory overview of research foundations" in Understanding European Research Foundations findings from the FOREMAP project European Foundation Centre
Einarsson, S (2009) "Stiftelseväsendets betydelse i det svenska samhället" in Söderberg, I. Kultur och samhällsnytta Stockholm: Sparbanksakademin
Einarsson, S (2008) “The return of social work within the IOGT-NTO family” Paper presented at the 24th EGOS Colloquium, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 10-12, 2008
Söderholm J. & Einarsson, S. (2007) “Balancing the interests of financiers versus the interests of the principals - studying the sports movement and the cancer society in Sweden” Paper presented at the 23rd EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, Austria, July 5-7, 2007
Wijkström, F. & Einarsson, S. (2004) ”Foundations in Sweden. Their Scope, Roles and Visions” Stockholm: EFI
Wijkström, F., Einarsson, S. & Larsson, O. (2004) ”Staten och det civila samhället. Idétraditioner och tankemodeller i den statliga bidragsgivningen till ideella organisationer” Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen