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Corporate governance and entrepreneurship at the organisational level in a frame of property rights
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society. (GRIP)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9289-2047
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Management, Lund University , 2012. , 251 p.
Series
Lund studies in economics and management, ISSN 0284-5075 ; 123
Keyword [en]
corporate governance, entrepreneurship, property rights, riding school, waste mangement sector, water and sewerage sector
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9817ISBN: 978-91-7473-377-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-9817DiVA: diva2:563034
Public defence
2012-10-12, Crafoordsalen, Ekonomicentrum, Lunds Universitet, Tycho Brahes väg 1, Lund, 09:00 (English)
Opponent
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Available from: 2012-11-16 Created: 2012-10-28 Last updated: 2016-04-01Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Democracy and private property: governance of a three-party public-private partnership
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democracy and private property: governance of a three-party public-private partnership
2008 (English)In: Public Organization Review, ISSN 1566-7170, Vol. 8, no 1, 53-68 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper contributes to the study of efficient governance of public– private partnerships (PPPs) through an inductive comparative case study of three riding schools in Sweden. Each school is a three-party PPP between a private firm, a democratic nonprofit association, and a municipality. The results indicate that efficient PPPs mixing private, collective, and communal interests can be established through an adaptive governance strategy. The private firm can shield the democratic association from market influence through adapting to market conditions; the municipality can create a governance strategy; and the democratic association can focus on providing riding services and fostering democratic governance.

Keyword
Public–private partnership, PPP, governance strategy, property rights, equestrian industry
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-67 (URN)
Available from: 2009-01-09 Created: 2009-01-09 Last updated: 2012-11-16Bibliographically approved
2. Window of entrepreneurship: explaining the influence of corporate governance mechanisms on corporate entrepreneurship in two riding schools
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Window of entrepreneurship: explaining the influence of corporate governance mechanisms on corporate entrepreneurship in two riding schools
2007 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, Vol. 4, no 2, 122-137 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The concept of window of entrepreneurship is used in order to explore the relationship between corporate governance and corporate entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is a propensity, which can be triggered or terminated through the influence of corporate governance mechanisms. The window of entrepreneurship expresses the temporary character of entrepreneurship, indicating that a firm can open or close the firm for entrepreneurial action. We find indications of the window of entrepreneurship in two riding schools, one governed by a private firm and one governed by an association. The mechanism of the board of directors was found to be conducive for opening the window in the two cases. The mechanism of the product market and the market for managerial labour influenced the closing of the window. Thereby it has been indicated that corporate entrepreneurship is a propensity that can be triggered and terminated.

Keyword
Corporate governance, corporate entrepreneurship, window of entrepreneurship, riding schools
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-434 (URN)10.1504/IJESB.2007.011840 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-02-23 Created: 2009-02-23 Last updated: 2012-11-16Bibliographically approved
3. The sport of governance: a study comparing Swedish riding schools
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The sport of governance: a study comparing Swedish riding schools
2009 (English)In: European Sport Management Quarterly, ISSN 1618-4742, Vol. 9, no 2, 163-186 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish riding schools can conduct their business in one of several organisational forms. Two possible forms are the private firm and the not-for-profit association. These organisational forms apply different strategies and structures. According to previous research, there should be a fit between organisations' strategies and structures, which would stimulate performance. This might be true for the large corporations for which the theories have been developed, but this paper shows that to apply the theories to other organisational forms, it is necessary to consider the incentives given to the participants. This study has been conducted using the theory of property rights, implying rights and liabilities for participants involved in the organisational forms. Hypotheses are derived and tested on empirical data collected from Swedish riding schools. Statistical tests indicate that there is not always a fit between strategy and structure. Regardless of whether business is conducted in a private or a non-profit riding school, the strategy is more or less the same, although the way of structuring the organisations differs.

National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-5727 (URN)10.1080/16184740802571435 (DOI)
Available from: 2010-01-15 Created: 2010-01-15 Last updated: 2012-11-16Bibliographically approved
4. Gender influence on firm-level entrepreneurship through the power structure of boards
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender influence on firm-level entrepreneurship through the power structure of boards
2007 (English)In: Women in Management Review, ISSN 0964-9425, Vol. 22, no 3, 168-186 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to examine the gender composition and structure of the board of directors in not-for-profit organisations and their relation to firm-level entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected through a survey sent to Swedish riding schools. The paper focuses on not-for-profit associations and the analysis is based on 60 respondents. The data were analysed by multivariate methods.

Findings – The overall gender composition of boards had no influence on firm-level entrepreneurship. However, a high proportion of women in powerful positions were found to have a positive influence on one of the study’s two dimensions of firm-level entrepreneurship, i.e. strategic opportunism. No influence concerning gender in powerful positions was found on risk taking, the other dimension of firm-level entrepreneurship.

Originality/value – The attention to gender composition not only focuses on the board at large, but also highlights the specific positions of the chairperson, secretary and treasurer in the board structure. Another valuable insight concerns firm-level entrepreneurship, here treated as a two-dimensional concept, consisting of strategic opportunism and risk taking, which finds support in the analysis. Further, the empirical data were collected from an industry that includes a high proportion of women on the boards, i.e. the Swedish riding school industry. The study contributes to the debate concerning the gender composition on the board of directors where a high proportion of women in powerful positions is positively related with strategic opportunism.

Keyword
Boards of directors, women directors, entrepreneurialism, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-436 (URN)10.1108/09649420710743644 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-02-24 Created: 2009-02-24 Last updated: 2012-11-16Bibliographically approved
5. Explaining public entrepreneurship in local government organizations
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Explaining public entrepreneurship in local government organizations
2012 (English)In: State and Local Government Review, ISSN 0160-323X, Vol. 44, no 3, 171-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article seeks to explain the determinants of public entrepreneurship (PE) in two different organizational forms: the local government administration (LGA) and the local government corporation (LGC). Determinants belonging to external environment, managerial characteristics, strategy, and internal environment are considered and hypotheses are presented for each theme. These are tested on data from Swedish LGAs and LGCs in the sectors of waste management and water and sewerage. The analysis indicates that PE can be stimulated in both LGAs and LGCs, but also restrained, at least in LGAs. Furthermore, LGCs appear to have a wider set of PE-determinants than LGAs.

Keyword
public entrepreneurship, local government organizations, Swedish waste management sector, Swedish water and sewerage sector
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9253 (URN)10.1177/0160323X12443073 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-05-02 Created: 2012-05-02 Last updated: 2016-04-01Bibliographically approved
6. Entrepreneurship at the local government level: stimulating and restraining forces in the Swedish waste management sector
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurship at the local government level: stimulating and restraining forces in the Swedish waste management sector
2014 (English)In: Public Management Review, ISSN 1471-9037, E-ISSN 1471-9045, Vol. 16, no 5, 708-732 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores influential forces on public sector entrepreneurship in two different organizational forms: the local government administration and the local government corporation. In arguing for the need to consider the context of organizational form, this article presents a development beyond existing research on public entrepreneurship (PE) which so far has been conducted only to a limited extent. The inductive analysis identifies factors not previously perceived as influential on PE. These findings support the importance of distinguishing between organizational forms. Finally, the findings can be used for formulating hypotheses possible to test in larger research designs.

Keyword
public entrepreneurship, waste mangement sector, local government level
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9816 (URN)10.1080/14719037.2012.743580 (DOI)000334826600006 ()
Available from: 2012-10-28 Created: 2012-10-28 Last updated: 2016-04-01Bibliographically approved

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