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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

  • Mersland, Roy; Nyarko, Samuel Anokye; Szafarz, Ariane (2019). Do social enterprises walk the talk? Assessing microfinance performances with mission statements. Journal of Business Venturing Insights. ISSN: 2352-6734. 11s 1 - 11. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2019.e00117.
  • Golesorkhi, Sougand; Mersland, Roy; Piekkari, Rebecca; Pishchulov, Grigory; Randøy, Trond (2019). The effect of language use on the financial performance of microfinance banks: Evidence from cross-border activities in 74 countries. Journal of World Business. ISSN: 1090-9516. 54 (3). s 213 - 229. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2019.03.002.
  • Golesorkhi, Sougand; Randøy, Trond; Mersland, Roy; Shenkar, Oded (2019). The performance impact of informal and formal institutional differences in cross-border alliances. International Business Review. ISSN: 0969-5931. 28 (1). s 104 - 118. doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.08.006.
  • Dato, Muluneh Hideto; Mersland, Roy; Mori, Neema Geoffrey (2018). Board committees and performance in microfinance institutions: Evidence from Ethiopia. International Journal of Emerging Markets. ISSN: 1746-8809. 13 (2). s 350 - 370. doi:10.1108/IJoEM-08-2016-0216.
  • Ndaki, Daudi Pascal; Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy (2018). Capital structure and CEO tenure in microfinance institutions. Strategic Change. ISSN: 1086-1718. 27 (4). s 329 - 337. doi:/10.1002/jsc.2205.
  • Lensink, Robert; Mersland, Roy; Vu, Nhung Thi Hong; Zamore, Stephen (2017). Do microfinance institutions benefit from integrating financial and nonfinancial services?. Applied Economics. ISSN: 0003-6846. 50 (21). s 2386 - 2401. doi:10.1080/00036846.2017.1397852.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (2018). Use of Big Four auditors and fund raising: evidence from developing and emerging markets. International Journal of Emerging Markets. ISSN: 1746-8809. 13 (2). s 371 - 390. doi:10.1108/IJoEM-11-2016-0321.
  • Djan, Kwame Ohene; Mersland, Roy (2017). Does Religious Affiliation Influence the Design of Corporate Governance? Evidence from the Global Microfinance Industry. Strategic Change. ISSN: 1086-1718. 26 (2). s 101 - 116. doi:10.1002/jsc.2113.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy (2017). Exploring Microfinance Clients with Disabilities: A Case Study of an Ecuadorian Microbank. 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 (2017). The Commercialization of the Microfinance Industry: Is There a `Personal Mission Drift? Among Credit Officers?. 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 (2017). The influence of the CEO's business education on the performance of hybrid organizations: the case of the global microfinance industry. 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 (2016). From NGOs to banks: does institutional transformation alter the business model of microfinance institutions?. World Development. ISSN: 0305-750X. 89s 19 - 33. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.06.021.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Zamore, Stephen (2016). Motivations for Business Start-up: Are There any Differences Between Disabled and Non-disabled Microfinance Clients?. Journal of International Development. ISSN: 0954-1748. 28 (1). s 147 - 149. doi:10.1002/jid.3196.
  • Munisi, Gibson Hosea; Mersland, Roy (2016). Ownership, Board Compensation and Company Performance in Sub-Saharan African Countries. 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 (2015). Audit Quality and Corporate Governance: Evidence from the Microfinance Industry. 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 (2015). Discrimination by microcredit officers: Theory and evidence on disability in Uganda. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. ISSN: 1062-9769. 58s 44 - 55. doi:10.1016/j.qref.2015.05.002.
  • Delgado, Michael S.; Parmeter, Christopher F.; Hartarska, Valentina; Mersland, Roy (2015). Should all microfinance institutions mobilize microsavings? Evidence from economies of scope. Empirical Economics. ISSN: 0377-7332. 48 (1). s 193 - 225. doi:10.1007/s00181-014-0861-3.
  • Randøy, Trond; Strøm, R. Øystein; Mersland, Roy (2013). The Impact of Entrepreneur-CEOs in Microfinance Institutions: A Global Survey. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. ISSN: 1042-2587. 39 (4). s 927 - 953. doi:10.1111/etap.12085.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Randøy, Trond (2015). Transparency and Disclosure in the Global Microfinance Industry. The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency. ISBN: 978-0-19-991769-3. Oxford University Press. 21. s 434 - 455.
  • Hartarska, Valentina; Nadolnyak, D.; Mersland, Roy (2014). Are women better bankers to the poor? Evidence from rural Microfinance Institutions. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. ISSN: 0002-9092. 96 (5). s 1291 - 1306. doi:10.1093/ajae/aau061.
  • Mori, Neema Geoffrey; Mersland, Roy (2014). Boards in microfinance institutions: How do stakeholders matter?. 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 (2014). Earnings Quality in Nonprofit Versus For-Profit Organizations: Evidence From the Microfinance Industry. 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 (2014). Female leadership, performance, and governance in microfinance institutions. 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 (2014). Income characteristics and the use of microfinance services: evidence from economically active persons with disabilities. Disability & Society. ISSN: 0968-7599. 29 (3). s 417 - 430. doi:10.1080/09687599.2013.816625.
  • Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (2014). Measuring microfinance performance. Microfinance Institutions: Financial and Social Performance. ISBN: 9781137399656. Palgrave Macmillan. 2. s 12 - 31.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Randøy, Trond (2014). Microbank Regulation and Earnings Quality: A Global Survey. Microfinance Institutions: Financial and Social Performance. ISBN: 9781137399656. Palgrave Macmillan. 14. s 271 - 294.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy (2014). Microfinance and Disability: Recommendations for Policymakers and Practitioners. Disability and Equity at Work. ISBN: 978-0-19-998121-2. Oxford University Press. Chapter 11. s 174 - 193.
  • Mersland, Roy; Beisland, Leif Atle (2014). Staff characteristics and the exclusion of persons with disabilities: evidence from the microfinance industry in Uganda. Disability & Society. ISSN: 0968-7599. 29 (7). s 1061 - 1075. doi:10.1080/09687599.2014.902362.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Randøy, Trond (2014). The association between microfinance rating scores and corporate governance: A global survey. 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 (2013). Earnings Quality in the Microfinance Industry. Microfinance in developing countries: Issues, policies and performance evaluations. ISBN: 978-0-230-34846-2. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 13. s 241 - 255.
  • D'Espallier, Bert; Guérin, Isabelle; Mersland, Roy (2013). Focus on Women in Microfinance Institutions. 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 (2013). From the inside of a PhD Program in International Management. Management for Progress : Festschrift in honor of the manifold academician Professor Harald Knudsen, 70 years. ISBN: 978-82-7099-734-3. Novus Forlag. Chapter 13. s 241 - 255.
  • Hartarska, Valentina; Mersland, Roy; Nadolnyak, Denis; Parmeter, Christopher (2013). Governance and Scope Economies in Microfinance Institutions. International Journal of Corporate Governance. ISSN: 1754-3037. 4 (1). s 74 - 96. doi:10.1504/IJCG.2013.055174.
  • Mersland, Roy (2013). Guest Editorial: Research trends in Microfinance from theThird European Research Conference on Microfinance. Enterprise Development and Microfinance. ISSN: 1755-1978. 24 (4). doi:10.3362/1755-1986.2013.025.
  • Mersland, Roy (2013). Market opportunities for Microfinance Institutions. Enterprise Development and Microfinance. ISSN: 1755-1978. 24 (4). doi:10.3362/1755-1986.2013.027.
  • Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (2013). Microfinance: Costs, Lending Rates and Profitability. Handbook of key global financial markets, institutions, and infrastructure. ISBN: 978-0-123-97873-8. Elsevier. chapter. s 489 - 499.
  • Mersland, Roy; Urgeghe, Ludovic (2013). Performance and international investments in microfinance institutions. Strategic Change. ISSN: 1086-1718. 22 (1-2). s 17 - 29. doi:10.1002/jsc.1919.
  • Hartarska, Valentina; Shen, Xuan; Mersland, Roy (2013). Scale economies and input price elasticities in microfinance institutions. Journal of Banking & Finance. ISSN: 0378-4266. 37 (1). s 118 - 131. doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.08.004.
  • Mersland, Roy; Thøgersen, Joachim (2013). Stimulating economic growth in the least developed countries: Direct cash transfers for the retired via mobile phones. 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 (2013). The Effects of Religion on Development Efforts: Evidence from the Microfinance Industry and a Research Agenda. World Development. ISSN: 0305-750X. 41s 145 - 156. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.05.030.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy (2012). An Analysis of the Drivers of Microfinance Rating Assessments. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. ISSN: 0899-7640. 41 (2). s 213 - 231. doi:10.1177/0899764011433616.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy (2012). Barriers to microfinance for disabled persons: Evidence from economically active persons in Uganda. 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 (2012). Do Powerful CEOs Determine Microfinance Performance?. 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 (2012). Governance and microfinance institutions. Research handbook on international banking and governance. ISBN: 978-1-84980-293-2. Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 29. s 565 - 578.
  • Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (2012). The Past and Future of Innovations in Microfinance. The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance. ISBN: 978-0-19-539124-4. Oxford University Press. Chapter 27. s 859 - 891.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy (2012). The use of microfinance services among economically active disabled people: Evidence from Uganda. Journal of International Development. ISSN: 0954-1748. 24s S69 - S83. doi:10.1002/jid.1720.
  • Hartarska, Valentina; Mersland, Roy (2012). Which Governance Mechanisms Promote Efficiency in Reaching Poor Clients? Evidence from Rated Microfinance Institutions. European Financial Management. ISSN: 1354-7798. 18 (2). s 218 - 239. doi:10.1111/j.1468-036X.2009.00524.x.
  • Mersland, Roy (2012). Økonomi og forvaltning i kristne bistandsorganisasjoner illusterert med data fra mikrofinansbransjen. Religionens rolle i bistand og utvikling. ISBN: 978-82-92712-64-1. Portal forlag. Kapittel. s 138 - 153.
  • Labie, Marc; Mersland, Roy (2011). Corporate governance challenges and microfinance. The Handbook of microfinance. ISBN: 978-981-4295-65-9. World Scientific. kapittel. s 283 - 298.
  • Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (2011). Mikrofinans: Fra helt til kjeltring? :. Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse. ISSN: 1500-0788. 14 (5). s 63 - 73.
  • Mersland, Roy (2011). The Governance of Non-Profit Micro Finance Institutions: Lessons From History. 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 (2011). The impact of international influence on microbanks' performance: A global survey. 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 (2011). Women and Repayment in Microfinance: A Global Analysis. World Development. ISSN: 0305-750X. 39 (5). s 758 - 772. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2010.10.008.
  • Mersland, Roy; Strøm, Øystein (2010). Microfinance Mission Drift?. World Development. ISSN: 0305-750X. 38 (1). s 28 - 36. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.05.006.
  • Martinelli, Enzo; Mersland, Roy (2010). Microfinance for People with Disabilities. Poverty and Disability. ISBN: 9781905990481. Leonard Cheshire Disability. kapittel. s 215 - 260.
  • Bwire, Flavia Nakabuye; Mukasa, George; Mersland, Roy (2009). Access to Mainstream Microfinance Services for Persons with Disabilities ? Lessons Learned from Uganda. Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ). ISSN: 1041-5718. 29 (1).
  • Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (2009). Performance and governance in microfinance institutions. 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 (2009). Performance and governance in microfinance institutions. Journal of Banking & Finance. ISSN: 0378-4266. 33 (4). s 662 - 669.
  • Mersland, Roy (2009). The Cost of Ownership in Microfinance Organizations. World Development. ISSN: 0305-750X. 37 (2). s 469 - 478. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.03.006.
  • Strøm, Øystein; Mersland, Roy; Mersland, Roy (2008). Myths in microfinance. Progress in international business research, Vol. 3: New perspectives in international business research. JAI Press Ltd. s 207 - 227.
  • Strøm, Øystein; Mersland, Roy; Mersland, Roy (2008). Performance and trade-offs in microfinance institutions - does ownership matter?. Journal of International Development. ISSN: 0954-1748. 20 (5). s 598 - 612.
  • Mersland, Roy (2007). Innovations in savings and credit groups - evidence from Kenya. 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. ISBN: 9781137399656. Palgrave Macmillan. s 300.
  • Djan, Kwame Ohene; Nyarko, Samuel Anokye; Mersland, Roy; Beisland, Leif Atle; Nakato, Linda (2019). The Impact of International Ownership on the Performance of Social Enterprises: A Global Survey of Microfinance Shareholder Firms.
  • Mersland, Roy; Nyarko, Samuel Anokye; Sirisena, Amila Buddhika (2019). A Hybrid Approach to International Market Selection: The Case of Impact Investing Organizations.
  • Gonzales Martinez, Rolando; D'Espallier, Bert; Mersland, Roy (2019). The macro/meso/micro determinants of the performance of savings groups.
  • Khachatryan, Knar; Grigoryan, Alexandr; Hartarska, Valentina; Mersland, Roy (2019). Capital Structure and Spatial Impacts on MFI Outreach and Sustainability.
  • Andersson, Kjetil; Mersland, Roy (2019). Output and productivity in microfinance banking.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Djan, Kwame; Mersland, Roy (2019). What Drives the Social Scores in Microfinance Ratings?.
  • D'Espallier, Bert; Goedecke, Jann; Mersland, Roy (2019). Multiple bank relations and default risk of informationally opaque borrowers.

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