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Roy Mersland

Professor

 
Office:
9I260B ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Roy Mersland is Professor of International Business and Development at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. He has a PhD in International Business from the University of Agder, an MBA from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile/Ecuador), and a Master’s degree in Business and Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.

 

Mersland has a wide international research network and is currently involved in several research projects. He is a member of the research group of the European Microfinance Platform and of the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) in Belgium. He is also Director of the Center for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance (CERSEM) at the University of Agder (https://cersem.uia.no/).

Mersland has published extensively in high-ranking international journals, such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, World Development and Journal of Business Ethics.

He has international management, consulting and research experience, particularly in the fields of corporate governance, banking and microfinance, from more than 20 countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He was one of the founders of Banco D-MIRO, an Ecuadorian bank specializing in microfinance.

Mersland is currently Director of PhD education at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. He is also part-time professor at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.

Mersland is Chairman of technology start-up company Checkin (www.checkin.no), and he is on the board of directors of Banco D-MIRO, Alliance Microfinance and Sørlandets Kompetansefond. He also works as an advisor for several public and private Norwegian enterprises.

Scientific publications

  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, Use of Big Four auditors and fund raising: evidence from developing and emerging markets (2018). International Journal of Emerging Markets . ISSN 1746-8809. 13 (2), s 371 - 390 doi: 10.1108/IJoEM-11-2016-0321
  • Lensink Robert, Mersland Roy, Vu Nhung Thi Hong, Zamore Stephen, Do microfinance institutions benefit from integrating financial and nonfinancial services? (2017). Applied Economics . ISSN 0003-6846. 50 (21), s 2386 - 2401 doi: 10.1080/00036846.2017.1397852
  • Djan Kwame Ohene, Mersland Roy, Does Religious Affiliation Influence the Design of Corporate Governance? Evidence from the Global Microfinance Industry (2016). Strategic Change . ISSN 1086-1718. 26 (2), s 101 - 116 doi: 10.1002/jsc.2113
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Exploring Microfinance Clients with Disabilities: A Case Study of an Ecuadorian Microbank (2017). Journal of Development Studies . ISSN 0022-0388. 53 (11), s 1929 - 1943 doi: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1265946
  • Beisland Leif Atle, D'Espallier Bert, Mersland Roy, The Commercialization of the Microfinance Industry: Is There a `Personal Mission Drift? Among Credit Officers? (2017). Journal of Business Ethics . ISSN 0167-4544. s 1 - 16 doi: 10.1007/s10551-017-3710-4
  • Ndaki Daudi Pascal, Mersland Roy, Mori Neema Geoffrey, The influence of the CEO's business education on the performance of hybrid organizations: the case of the global microfinance industry (2017). Small Business Economics . ISSN 0921-898X. 49 (2), s 339 - 354 doi: 10.1007/s11187-016-9824-8
  • D'Espallier Bert, Goedecke Jann, Hudon Marek, Mersland Roy, From NGOs to banks: does institutional transformation alter the business model of microfinance institutions? (2017). World Development . ISSN 0305-750X. 89 s 19 - 33 doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.06.021
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Zamore Stephen, Motivations for Business Start-up: Are There any Differences Between Disabled and Non-disabled Microfinance Clients? (2016). Journal of International Development . ISSN 0954-1748. 28 (1), s 147 - 149 doi: 10.1002/jid.3196
  • Munisi Gibson Hosea, Mersland Roy, Ownership, Board Compensation and Company Performance in Sub-Saharan African Countries (2016). Journal of Emerging Market Finance . ISSN 0972-6527. 15 (2), s 191 - 224 doi: 10.1177/0972652716645893
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, Audit Quality and Corporate Governance: Evidence from the Microfinance Industry (2015). International Journal of Auditing . ISSN 1090-6738. 19 (3), s 218 - 237 doi: 10.1111/ijau.12041
  • Labie Marc, Méon Pierre-Guillaume, Mersland Roy, Szafarz Ariane, Discrimination by microcredit officers: Theory and evidence on disability in Uganda (2015). Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance . ISSN 1062-9769. 58 s 44 - 55 doi: 10.1016/j.qref.2015.05.002
  • Delgado Michael S., Parmeter Christopher F., Hartarska Valentina, Mersland Roy, Should all microfinance institutions mobilize microsavings? Evidence from economies of scope (2015). Empirical Economics . ISSN 0377-7332. 48 (1), s 193 - 225 doi: 10.1007/s00181-014-0861-3
  • Randøy Trond, Strøm R. Øystein, Mersland Roy, The Impact of Entrepreneur-CEOs in Microfinance Institutions: A Global Survey (2015). Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice . ISSN 1042-2587. 39 (4), s 927 - 953 doi: 10.1111/etap.12085
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Randøy Trond, Transparency and Disclosure in the Global Microfinance Industry (2015).
  • Hartarska Valentina, Nadolnyak D., Mersland Roy, Are women better bankers to the poor? Evidence from rural Microfinance Institutions (2014). American Journal of Agricultural Economics . ISSN 0002-9092. 96 (5), s 1291 - 1306 doi: 10.1093/ajae/aau061
  • Mori Neema Geoffrey, Mersland Roy, Boards in microfinance institutions: How do stakeholders matter? (2014). Journal of Management and Governance . ISSN 1385-3457. 18 (1), s 285 - 313 doi: 10.1007/s10997-011-9191-4
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Earnings Quality in Nonprofit Versus For-Profit Organizations: Evidence From the Microfinance Industry (2014). Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly . ISSN 0899-7640. 43 (4), s 652 - 671 doi: 10.1177/0899764013478491
  • Strøm R. Øystein, D'Espallier Bert, Mersland Roy, Female leadership, performance, and governance in microfinance institutions (2014). Journal of Banking & Finance . ISSN 0378-4266. 42 (1), s 60 - 75 doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2014.01.014
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Income characteristics and the use of microfinance services: evidence from economically active persons with disabilities (2014). Disability & Society . ISSN 0968-7599. 29 (3), s 417 - 430 doi: 10.1080/09687599.2013.816625
  • Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, Measuring microfinance performance (2014).
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Randøy Trond, Microbank Regulation and Earnings Quality: A Global Survey (2014).
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Microfinance and Disability: Recommendations for Policymakers and Practitioners (2014).
  • Mersland Roy, Beisland Leif Atle, Staff characteristics and the exclusion of persons with disabilities: evidence from the microfinance industry in Uganda (2014). Disability & Society . ISSN 0968-7599. 29 (7), s 1061 - 1075 doi: 10.1080/09687599.2014.902362
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Randøy Trond, The association between microfinance rating scores and corporate governance: A global survey (2014). International Review of Financial Analysis . ISSN 1057-5219. 35 (5), s 268 - 280 doi: 10.1016/j.irfa.2014.10.012
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Earnings Quality in the Microfinance Industry (2013).
  • D'Espallier Bert, Guérin Isabelle, Mersland Roy, Focus on Women in Microfinance Institutions (2013). Journal of Development Studies . ISSN 0022-0388. 49 (5), s 589 - 608 doi: 10.1080/00220388.2012.720364
  • Mersland Roy, Huerta Celeste de la, Ndaki Daudi Pascal, From the inside of a PhD Program in International Management (2013).
  • Hartarska Valentina, Mersland Roy, Nadolnyak Denis, Parmeter Christopher, Governance and Scope Economies in Microfinance Institutions (2013). International Journal of Corporate Governance . ISSN 1754-3037. 4 (1), s 74 - 96 doi: 10.1504/IJCG.2013.055174
  • Mersland Roy Guest Editorial: Research trends in Microfinance from theThird European Research Conference on Microfinance (2013). Enterprise Development and Microfinance . ISSN 1755-1978. 24 (4), doi: 10.3362/1755-1986.2013.025
  • Mersland Roy Market opportunities for Microfinance Institutions (2013). Enterprise Development and Microfinance . ISSN 1755-1978. 24 (4), doi: 10.3362/1755-1986.2013.027
  • Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, Microfinance: Costs, Lending Rates and Profitability (2013).
  • Mersland Roy, Urgeghe Ludovic, Performance and international investments in microfinance institutions (2013). Strategic Change . ISSN 1086-1718. 22 (1-2), s 17 - 29 doi: 10.1002/jsc.1919
  • Hartarska Valentina, Shen Xuan, Mersland Roy, Scale economies and input price elasticities in microfinance institutions (2013). Journal of Banking & Finance . ISSN 0378-4266. 37 (1), s 118 - 131 doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.08.004
  • Mersland Roy, Thøgersen Joachim, Stimulating economic growth in the least developed countries: Direct cash transfers for the retired via mobile phones (2013). Journal of Economic Policy Reform . ISSN 1748-7870. 16 (3), s 259 - 271 doi: 10.1080/17487870.2013.799905
  • Mersland Roy, D`Espallier Bert, Supphellen Magne, The Effects of Religion on Development Efforts: Evidence from the Microfinance Industry and a Research Agenda (2013). World Development . ISSN 0305-750X. 41 s 145 - 156 doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.05.030
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, An Analysis of the Drivers of Microfinance Rating Assessments (2012). Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly . ISSN 0899-7640. 41 (2), s 213 - 231 doi: 10.1177/0899764011433616
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Barriers to microfinance for disabled persons: Evidence from economically active persons in Uganda (2012). Enterprise Development and Microfinance . ISSN 1755-1978. 23 (1), s 11 - 24 doi: 10.3362/1755-1986.2012.003
  • Galema Rients, Lensink Robert, Mersland Roy, Do Powerful CEOs Determine Microfinance Performance? (2012). Journal of Management Studies . ISSN 0022-2380. 49 (4), s 718 - 742 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01046.x
  • Galema Rients, Lensink Robert, Mersland Roy, Governance and microfinance institutions (2012).
  • Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, The Past and Future of Innovations in Microfinance (2012).
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, The use of microfinance services among economically active disabled people: Evidence from Uganda (2012). Journal of International Development . ISSN 0954-1748. 24 s S69 - S83 doi: 10.1002/jid.1720
  • Hartarska Valentina, Mersland Roy, Which Governance Mechanisms Promote Efficiency in Reaching Poor Clients? Evidence from Rated Microfinance Institutions (2012). European Financial Management . ISSN 1354-7798. 18 (2), s 218 - 239 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-036X.2009.00524.x
  • Mersland Roy Økonomi og forvaltning i kristne bistandsorganisasjoner illusterert med data fra mikrofinansbransjen (2012).
  • Labie Marc, Mersland Roy, Corporate governance challenges and microfinance (2011).
  • Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, Mikrofinans: Fra helt til kjeltring? : (2011). Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse . ISSN 1500-0788. 14 (5), s 63 - 73
  • Mersland Roy The Governance of Non-Profit Micro Finance Institutions: Lessons From History (2011). Journal of Management and Governance . ISSN 1385-3457. 15 (3), s 327 - 348 doi: 10.1007/s10997-009-9116-7
  • Mersland Roy, Randøy Trond, Strøm R. Øystein, The impact of international influence on microbanks' performance: A global survey (2011). International Business Review . ISSN 0969-5931. 20 (2), s 163 - 176 doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2010.07.006
  • D'Espallier Bert, Guérin Isabelle, Mersland Roy, Women and Repayment in Microfinance: A Global Analysis (2011). World Development . ISSN 0305-750X. 39 (5), s 758 - 772 doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2010.10.008
  • Mersland Roy, Strøm Øystein, Microfinance Mission Drift? (2010). World Development . ISSN 0305-750X. 38 (1), s 28 - 36 doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.05.006
  • Martinelli Enzo, Mersland Roy, Microfinance for People with Disabilities (2010).
  • Bwire Flavia Nakabuye, Mukasa George, Mersland Roy, Access to Mainstream Microfinance Services for Persons with Disabilities ? Lessons Learned from Uganda (2009). Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) . ISSN 1041-5718. 29 (1),
  • Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, Performance and governance in microfinance institutions (2009). Journal of Banking & Finance . ISSN 0378-4266. 33 (4), s 662 - 669 doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2008.11.009
  • Mersland Roy, Mersland Roy, Strøm Øystein, Performance and governance in microfinance institutions (2009). Journal of Banking & Finance . ISSN 0378-4266. 33 (4), s 662 - 669
  • Mersland Roy The Cost of Ownership in Microfinance Organizations (2009). World Development . ISSN 0305-750X. 37 (2), s 469 - 478 doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.03.006
  • Strøm Øystein, Mersland Roy, Mersland Roy, Myths in microfinance (2008).
  • Strøm Øystein, Mersland Roy, Mersland Roy, Performance and trade-offs in microfinance institutions - does ownership matter? (2008). Journal of International Development . ISSN 0954-1748. 20 (5), s 598 - 612
  • Mersland Roy Innovations in savings and credit groups - evidence from Kenya (2007). Small Enterprise Development : An International Journal . ISSN 0957-1329. 18 (1), s 50 - 56
  • Mersland, Roy Strøm, R. Øystein (2014). Microfinance Institutions: Financial and Social Performance. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137399656. 300 s.
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, Use of Big Four auditors and fund raising: evidence from developing and emerging markets (2018). International Journal of Emerging Markets . ISSN 1746-8809. 13 (2), s 371 - 390 doi: 10.1108/IJoEM-11-2016-0321
  • Beisland Leif Atle, D'Espallier Bert, Mersland Roy, The Commercialization of the Microfinance Industry: Is There a `Personal Mission Drift? Among Credit Officers? (2017). Journal of Business Ethics . ISSN 0167-4544. s 1 - 16 doi: 10.1007/s10551-017-3710-4
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Exploring Microfinance Clients with Disabilities: A Case Study of an Ecuadorian Microbank (2017). Journal of Development Studies . ISSN 0022-0388. 53 (11), s 1929 - 1943 doi: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1265946
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Mersland Roy, Strøm R. Øystein, Audit Quality and Access to Debt Capital: A Global Survey of the Microfinance Industry (2017).
  • Beisland Leif Atle, Ndaki Daudi Pascal, Mersland Roy, Capital Structure and CEO Tenure in Microfinance Organizations (2017).
  • Lensink Robert, Mersland Roy, Vu Nhung Thi Hong, Zamore Stephen, Do microfinance institutions benefit from integrating financial and nonfinancial services? (2017). Applied Economics . ISSN 0003-6846. 50 (21), s 2386 - 2401 doi: 10.1080/00036846.2017.1397852
  • Mersland Roy Alle fire som sa ja til kjøpesenter har forbindelser til Drivenes (2017).
  • Mersland Roy, Randøy Trond, Norfund bør børsnoteres (2017). Dagens næringsliv . ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Mersland Roy Må stole på kirkens ledelse (2017).
  • Mersland Roy Styret - en strategisk pådriver for innovasjon og endring (2017).

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