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Sjögren, Ebba

Associate Professor
Department of Accounting
Associate Professor
Center for Resilient Health

Ebba Sjögren joined the Department of Accounting in 2009, after defending her PhD in 2006 (Department of Management & Organization, SSE). She is affiliated to the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) and the House of Governance and Public Policy. She also serves as a board member of the academic think tank Leading Health Care.

Her main research interests are 1) the use of financial and management accounting information in experts' decision-making, and 2) the role of accounting in control of professional work, in particular within healthcare and higher education.

In one on-going project she collaborates with Dr. Anja Hjelström and Assistant Professors Tomas Hjelström and Carl Henning Christner in studying the decision usefulness of financial reporting information from a user perspective. This research received funding from the Swedish Research Council/Vetenskapsrådet and has also been supported by the Swedish Enterprise Accounting Group within the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. For a practitioner report see here.

Since 2017, she has also worked with Professor Hans Kjellberg (Department of Marketing and Strategy, SSE) on valuation and price formation in markets for in-patient pharmaceutical treatments for cancer. This project was funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Academic publications (selection)

Kjellberg, H., Sjögren, E., & Krafve, L. J. 2023. “The functions of known to be inaccurate prices in markets: A cross-country comparison of pharmaceutical list pricing” Journal of Business Research, 167, 114193. (Open access)

Christner, C.H. & E. Sjögren. 2022. “How accounting creates performative moments and performative momentum” Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 35(9), 304-329. (Open access)

Lewensohn, D., E. Sjögren & C.J. Sundberg. 2021. “Does Productive Mean Active? The Behavior of Occasional and Serial Academic Inventors in Patenting Processes” Triple Helix, 8(1): 163-215. (Open access)

Helgesson, K.S. & E. Sjögren. 2019. “No finish line: How formalization of academic assessment can undermine clarity and increase secrecy” Gender, Work and Organization 26(4): 558-581.

Sjögren, E. & K. Fernler. 2019. “Accounting and professional work in established NPM settings” Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 32(3): 897-922.

Hagbjer, E., K. Kraus, J. Lind & E. Sjögren. 2017. “Role attribution in public sector accountability processes: dynamic and situation-specific accountor and constituent roles” Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management 14(4): 367-389.

Carlsson-Wall, M., M. Lund, K. Kraus & E.Sjögren. 2016. “'Accounting talk’ through metaphorical representations – change agents and organisational change in home-based elderly care” European Accounting Review 25(2): 215-243. 

Mennicken, A & E. Sjögren. 2015. “Valuation and Calculation at the Margins” Valuation Studies 3(1): 1-7. (Open access)

Casula Vifell, Å & E. Sjögren. 2014. “The legal mind of the internal market: a governmentality perspective on the judicialization of monitoring practices” Journal of Common Market Studies 52(3):461-478. 

Krohwinkel Karlsson, A. & E. Sjögren. 2008. “Identifying need through expressions of demand: deciding on public financial intervention within the fields of healthcare and development aid" Public Management Review 10(2):197-220.

Sjögren, E. & C.-F. Helgesson. 2007. “The Q(u)ALYfying hand: health economics and medicine in the shaping of Swedish markets for subsidized pharmaceuticals” in Callon, Michel, Yuval Millo & Fabian Muniesa (eds.). 2007. Market Devices. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 215-240.

Other publications

Hjelström, A., T. Hjelström & E. Sjögren. 2014. Decision usefulness explored - An investigation of capital market actors´ use of financial reports. Stockholm: Confederation of Swedish Enterprise/Svenskt näringsliv. (Open access)