Center for Management and Organization
Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall was born 1964 in Gothenburg. She defended her dissertation "An Institutional Analysis of Cross-border Hostile Takeovers" in December 2012. The dissertation address shareholder value, short-termism and regulatory arbitrage on the Swedish stock market during the sixth takeover wave. It describes the Swedish governance-system, takeover market and regulatory development and gives it an international perspective. Three longitudinal case studies are presented - dealing with Skandia, Capio and Scania.
Sophie gained her DHS-diploma from Stockholm School of Economics in 1986 with a major in finance. After that she has spent 20 years in financial journalism. She has worked for different financial papers based in Stockholm - the weekly Affärsvärlden, the dailies Finanstidningen, Dagens Nyheter and Dagens Industri, as well as the pioneer website E24. In 1999 she acquired the CEFA-degree (Certified European Financial Analyst). Today she writes columns in Dagens Industri.
Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall is co-author of three books. The first two are about ABB and Skandia, two companies that crasched around the millenium. The books are indepth studies of management strategy, corporate governance, board relations and the role of shareholders. The third book is about Skandia and the hostile bid on the company during 2005. The Skandiabook (2010) was an effort to understand transformed and transforming conditions for governance in the context of unrestricted capital movement, hedge funds and the like, and prevailing ideologies of governance. It is an indepth study of corporate governance in financial capitalism. This book is also part of Sophie's dissertation which deals with corporate governance during a cross-border hostile takeover. Sophie is winner of Hasse Olssons Prize in financial journalism, an award she gained for her coverage of ABB in 2001. In 2008 she was awarded best Financial Journalist, Svensk Image.
Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall received a research grant (2007-2010) by the Handelsbankens forskningsstiftelser to pursue research into the theme of 'Corporate Governance in Financial Capitalism'.