Recent Submissions

  • Audit Quality and Corporate Governance: Evidence from the Microfinance Industry 

    Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (International Journal of Auditing;Volume 19, Issue 3, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-05-19)
    This study uses a unique, hand-collected sample of microfinance institutions from 73 countries that typically are not investigated in accounting research to analyze the relationships between audit quality and governance ...
  • Use of Big Four auditors and fund raising: evidence from developing and emerging markets 

    Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (International Journal of Emerging Markets;Volume 13, Issue 2, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-04-16)
    Purpose: The traditional view in audit research has been that high-quality auditors are associated with improved access to funding. This study is motivated by recent research suggesting that the funding benefits of using ...
  • The Past and Future of Innovations in Microfinance 

    Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (Chapter, 2012-09)
    The microfinance industry carries every sign of an innovation in its take-off phase. The characteristic aspects of the microfinance innovation were developed in the 1970-1980’s, thirty years later the industry experiences ...
  • Covid-19 blant innvandrere i Norge, vurdering av tiltak og erfaringer fra felt, delrapport 1 

    Arnesen, Trude Margrete; Bjørbæk, Mona; Brekke, Jan-Paul; Duahle, Hodon; Elgersma, Ingeborg Hess; Eide, Helena Niemi; Ezzati, Rojan Tordhol; Fevåg, Julie; Flatø, Martin; Fretheim, Atle; Gawad, Mohamed; Gele, Abdi Ali; Godøy, Anna Aasen; Grøtting, Maja Weemes; Hernæs, Kjersti Helene; Hussaini, Lema; Kristoffersen, Anja Bråthen; Labberton, Angela Susan; Lindman, Anja Elsrud Schou; Mohammed, Naeema Saeed Sheekh; Nordstrøm, Charlott Elise Gyllenhammar; Qureshi, Samera Azeem; Spilker, Ragnhild Anne Caroline Storste; Strand, Bjørn Heine; Telle, Kjetil Elias; Tsige, Selam Andegiorgis; Vinjerui, Kristin Hestmann (Research report, 2021-07-05)
    Pandemien har vært preget av stadige endringer i smittetrykk, kunnskapsnivå og tiltaksbyrde. Dette kapittelet forsøker å peke på noen overordnede læringspunkter fra analysene som er presentert senere i rapporten. Punktene ...
  • Do ESG Endeavors Assist Firms in Achieving Superior Financial Performance? A Case of 100 Best Corporate Citizens 

    Qureshi, Muhammad Azeem; Akbar, Minhas; Akbar, Ahsan; Poulova, Petra (Sage Open;volume 11, issue 2, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-06-11)
    Increasing interest in sustainability performance (environmental, social, and governance pillar performance [ESGP]) and corporate financial performance (CFP) is noteworthy. However, we do not find any all-inclusive study ...
  • Competitive balance: Information disclosure and discrimination in an asymmetric contest 

    Clark, Derek John; Kundu, Tapas (Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization;volume 184, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-02-14)
    We study a design problem for an effort-maximizing principal in a two-player contest with two dimensions of asymmetry. Players have different skill levels and an information gap exists, as only one player knows the skill ...
  • On rational forward-looking behavior in economic geography: An experimental analysis 

    Barreda-Tarrazona, Iván; Kundu, Tapas; Østbye, Stein (Regional Science and Urban Economics;volume 87, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-02-05)
    This paper adapts the canonical New Economic Geography model for experimental testing of the model's behavioral assumptions by developing a finite-player, finite-horizon dynamic game of migration. Our analysis gives ...
  • Re-contextualising real-life learning to a university setting 

    Jansson, Dag (Teaching in Higher Education;, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-05-19)
    The topic of this paper is the relocation of a proven learning mechanism in a real-life working situation to a university setting. The aim is to discuss to what degree the types of learning generated in the original setting ...
  • From crafting what you do to building resilience for career commitment in the gig economy 

    Wong, Sut I; Kost, Dominique; Fieseler, Christian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    he present study investigates how individual and collaborative job crafting may help digital labourers to build resilience and career commitment in the gig economy. Results based on a time-lagged survey from 334 digital ...
  • Age of marriage and women's political engagement: Evidence from India 

    Jensenius, Francesca Refsum; Carpena, Fenella (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Although decades have passed since most women in the democratic world gained the right to vote and run for election, a large gender gap in political participation persists, particularly in developing countries. This short ...
  • Should environmental R&D be prioritized? 

    Golombek, Rolf; Greaker, Mads; Hoel, Michael (Resource and Energy Economics;volume 60, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-02-05)
    An innovator may not be able to capture the full social benefit of her innovation and, therefore, governments support private R&D through various measures. We compare a market good innovation—to develop a more efficient ...
  • New Public Management in Latvia: Variations in Openness to Customer Requests in Public Agencies 

    Koht, Harald (Journal of Baltic Studies;Volume 34, 2003 - Issue 2, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2003)
    The transformation of public administration in Latvia represents a commitment to continuous modernization. New Public Management (NPM) has under different names, such as ”reinventing government” been proffered as an ...
  • Service-oriented business models in manufacturing in the digital era: Toward a new typology 

    Aas, Tor Helge; Breunig, Karl Joachim; Hellström, Magnus Mikael; Hydle, Katja Maria (LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications;, Chapter; Conference object; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    A stream of servitization research has focused on identifying typologies of product-service system business models. However, their relevance may be questioned in a context with increased utilization of digital technologies. ...
  • Organizing municipal audit: Contracting out and audit costs in Norway 

    Johnsen, Åge (International Journal of Public Sector Management;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-02)
    This paper analyses the deregulation of the municipal audit market in Norway, in particular how organization of the service affected audit costs. The paper uses multiple regression analysis of administrative as well as ...
  • Can a better informed listener be easier to persuade? 

    Bizzotto, Jacopo; Vigier, Adrien (Economic Theory;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-10-22)
    We study the impact of exogenous news on the classic Bayesian persuasion problem. The sender supplies information over multiple periods, but is unable to commit at the onset to the information that she will supply in periods ...
  • Inclusive or Elusive Housing? Homeownership among Muslims in Norway 

    Qureshi, Muhammad Azeem (Journal of Muslims in Europe;Volume 9, issue 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-18)
    Norway has a unique political focus on homeownership as a key to welfare and happiness. “Eierlinja” in Norwegian housing policy aims for a very high rate of homeownership leading to social integration of the communities ...
  • Endringsstrategier og forpliktelse til endring i offentlig sektor 

    Johnsen, Åge; Abrahamsen, Ina Marie (Magma;Nr 1, 2021, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Denne artikkelen utforsker mellomlederes erfaringer med endringsstrategier og forpliktelse til organisasjons- endring i offentlig sektor. Det finnes flere velkjente teorier om hvordan organisasjoner bør lede endringsprosesser ...
  • Understanding the strategy-innovation link in an era of disruptions 

    Breunig, Karl Joachim; Skjølsvik, Tale (Conference object; Peer reviewed, 2020-08)
    Whereas innovation and strategy traditionally are treated as two separate fields of expertise and research, this conceptual paper aims to identify how strategy theory can be linked to recent developments within the innovation ...
  • Dilemmaer i skandinavisk korlederutdanning 

    Jansson, Dag; Balsnes, Anne Haugland (MusPed: Research;Nr. 2 2021, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-20)
    Within higher education, programmes in choral conducting are offered of varying kinds and at different levels, from dedicated programmes to single courses that are embedded in other music programmes. The choral practice ...
  • Elbiler og toveislading - Fordeler for både bileiere og strømkunder 

    Greaker, Mads; Hagem, Cathrine (Samfunnsøkonomen;Nr. 3 2020, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Elektriske biler er på rask framgang i Norge. Det innebærer mindre forbruk av bensin og diesel, noe som er nødvendig for at Norge skal nå sine klimamålsettinger. Men hva betyr elbilene for kraftmarkedet? Det er opplagt ...

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