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Einarsson, Stefan

Stefan Einarsson is Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he also earned his PhD. His current research areas include (1) Strategy and governance in membership based organizations 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 of foundations. His current research focuses on how foundations handle financial crisis's and on knowledge production and ideology production in think tanks.

My teaching experience ranges from undergraduate courses in management, leadership, and organization theory to more specialized teaching in civil society governance and leadership on master level. I am currently course director for the mandatory course in Leadership on the bachelor program. I also teach Change Management at the Executive MBA and am a tutor in the CIVICA program.

I regularly function as reviewer for journals such as Voluntas, Voluntary Sector Review and Journal of Civil Society and am on the editorial board of Voluntas.

For more information on my research and also full text versions of some of my publications see my page on Researchgate or  Academia.edu

Key words: strategy, governance, civil society, social movements, foundations, philanthropy. 

Selected publications:

Åberg, Pelle, Stefan Einarsson & Marta Reuter. 2020. “Organizational Identity of Think Tank(er)s: A Growing Elite Group in Swedish Civil Society” Politics and Governance 8(3) pp. 142-151. DOI: 10.17645/pag.v8i3.3086 

Åberg, P, Einarsson, S.  & Reuter, M. (2019) “Think tanks: New organizational Actors in a Changing Swedish Civil Society” Voluntas DOI.org/10.1007/s11266-019-00174-9

Einarsson, S. & Wijkström, F. (2019) “Governance implications from a re-hybridizing agricultural co-operative” in Alexius, S. & Furusten, S. Managing Hybrid Organizations. Governance, Professionalism and Regulation. London: Palgrave Macmillian

Wijkström, F. & Einarsson, S (2018) “Swedish Foundations in Comparison: A Carefully Negotiated Space of Existence” American Behavioral Scientist

Schuyt, T. et al. (2018). Driving Progress for Research and Innovation in Europe: The potential of R&I foundations. Brussels: European Commission, DG R&I. 

Einarsson, S. & Kallifatides, M. (2017) Parternas bolag. Ett diskussionsunderlag. Stockholm: Stockholm School of Economics Institute for Research.

Einarsson, S. (2016) Medlemmar, ideologi och strategi. En studie av IOGT-NTO 1970-2009 Stockholm: Stockholm School of Economics Institute for Research.

Einarsson, S. (2016) ”En bidragsgivare tar form. Pro Patrias arbete 1952-2014” in Amnå (ed) För det allmänna bästa : ett kungligt sällskap mellan stat och marknad under 250 år. Stockholm: Atlantis.

Einarsson, S. & Wijkström, F. (2015). “Sweden Country Report EUFORI Study” in B. Gouwenberg et al. (Eds.), EUFORI Study: European Foundations for Research and Innovation. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

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. (2012) "Ideology Being Governed. Strategy Formation in Civil Society" Stockholm: Stockholm School of Economics.

Einarsson, S. (2011) “The Revitalization of a Popular Movement. Case Study Research from Sweden” Voluntas, Vol 22, number 4, pp 658-681 

Wijkström, F. & Einarsson, S. (2004) ”Foundations in Sweden. Their Scope, Roles and Visions” Stockholm: EFI