Tomas Hjelström selected "Teacher of the Year" by the Executive MBA class of 2014
On April 9, Tomas Hjelström at the Department of Accounting was awarded the title "Teacher of the Year" by the Executive MBA class of 2014 which graduated this year. It is the sixth time that Tomas receives this distinction. Congratulations Tomas!
Niclas Hellman writes in SvD about the lack of accounting teachers at Swedish Universities
On March 13, Svenska Dagbladet published an article concerning the lack of university teachers in the field of accounting. Acting Professor Niclas Hellman was one of the co-authors.
Master Thesis Award to Accounting Students
On November 23 two graduates of the Master Program in Accounting and Financial Management, Sebastian Anesten and Niclas Möller, were awarded the Söderberg Partner Prize for best master thesis in finance. Niclas and Sebastian wrote their thesis "Complex Parsimony in Equity Valuation – An Empirical Assessment of Model Design and the Incremental Effects of Complexity" under the supervision of Professor Kenth Skogsvik in the spring of 2015. Congratulations Niclas and Sebastian!
Henning Christner Awarded Wallander Scholarship
Henning Christner, at the Department of Accounting, has been awarded the Wallander scholarship from Handelsbanken Forskningsstiftelser. Henning defended his thesis "The Valuable Organisation" on June 12. Congratulations Henning!
Interviews in Knowledge@Wharton
In two recent articles in the Wharton School Online Journal, Martin Carlsson-Wall and Gabriel Karlberg, both researchers at the Department of Accounting, were interviewed about the success of Swedish start-up companies and the phenomena of so-called clones in the tech industry. Read more here:
Research School in Accounting (FIRE)
With a two-day workshop at Kämpasten in October, the Research School in Accounting (FIRE) is now officially launched. This research school for ph.d-students is a joint collaboration between SSE, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. It is funded by Jan Wallander & Tom Hedelius’ Foundations and the Torsten Söderberg’s Foundation.
Welcome to the Class of 2015 in the Master Program in Accounting and Financial Management
On August 27, Henrik Nilsson, as the head of the master program in Accounting and Financial Management, hosted a welcome reception in his garden in Enskede for our 57 new master students. Welcome to the Class of 2015!
Welcome to PhD students
This semester we welcome two new PhD students to the department. Patrik Tran, (previously a research assistant and master student) and Emilia Cederberg (previously at Sustainalytics) both enter the PhD program as of September 1. Most welcome to the department Patrik and Emelia!
Dissertation Defense by Henning Christner
On June 12, Henning Christner from the Department of Accounting successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation entitled “The Valuable Organisation: A Study of How Activities are Calculated, Controlled and Made Valuable” . The discussant was Professor Kari Lukka, University of Turku.
Professor Emeritus Sven-Erik Johansson has passed away
Sven-Erik Johansson, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Accounting, passed away in June 2015 at the age of 91. Sven-Erik will be greatly missed by his colleagues at the department.