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 also teach Change Management at the Executive MBA. I regularly function as reviewer for journals such as Voluntas, Voluntary Sector Review and Journal of Civil Society.
For more information on my research and also full text versions of some of my publications see my page on Researchgate or Academia.edu
Between knowledge and ideology: The project focus on think tanks, defined here as organizations with the explicit dual mission of (academic) research and (political) advocacy and whose activity thus includes the two distinct and seemingly incompatible institutional logics of knowledge production and ideology production. The aim of the study is to examine the ways in which the relationship between two logics of knowledge production and ideology production is constructed, negotiated and organized within think tanks, with focus on the intra-organizational actors (individuals) who produce and reproduce these organizationally situated logics, and on the intra-organizational arenas where this is done.
Swedish Foundation Sector - size and structure: 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, philanthropy.
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
Åberg, P, Einarsson, S. & Reuter, M. (2019) “Organizational identity of think tank(er)s – a constant (re-)negotiation” Paper presented at the 35th EGOS Colloquium, Edinburgh July 4-6, 2019.
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, Reuter, M. and Åberg, P. (2018) “Think tanks: a new organizational animal in Swedish civil society” Paper presented at the 13th ISTR conference, Amsterdam July 10 - July 13, 2018.
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., 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
Wijkström, F. & Einarsson, S. (2004) ”Foundations in Sweden. Their Scope, Roles and Visions” Stockholm: EFI