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  • Social Enterprises and Microfinance
  • Governance, Transparency and Responsibility
  • Inward and Outward Trade and Investment

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Social Enterprises and Microfinance

2015

  • Bakardieva-Engelbrekt, A, M. Martensson, L. Oxelheim and T. Pehrsson(eds.) (2015), EUs Role in Fighting Global Imbalances, London: Elgars Publishing.
  • Beisland, L. A., Mersland, R., & Zamore, S., (forthcoming), “Field Report: Motivations for business start-up: are there any differences between disabled and non-disabled microfinance clients?”, Journal of International Development.
  • Delgado, M.S., Hartarska, V., Parmeter, C. & Mersland, R., (2015), "Should all microfinance institutions mobilize microsavings? Evidence from economics of scope" Empirical Economics. Vol. 48(1), pp. 193-225.
  • Labie, M., Méon, P-G., Mersland, R. & Szafarz, A., (forthcoming), “Discrimination in Microfinance: The Role of Credit Officers”. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.
  • Mori, Neema, Sougand Golesorkhi, Trond Randøy and Niels Hermes (2015), “Board Composition and Outreach Performance of Microfinance Institutions”, Strategic Change, 24, (1): 99-113.
  • Randøy, T. Strøm, R. Ø. and Mersland, R. (2015), "The Impact of Entrepreneur-CEOs in Microfinance Institutions:  A Global Survey’, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 39 (4): 927-953.
  • Wang, Hua, Ilan Alon, Chris Kimble (2015), “Dialogue in the Dark: Shedding Light on the Development of Social Enterprises in China,” Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 34 (4), 60-69.

2014

  • Alon, Ilan, ed. (2014), Social Franchising, New York: Palgrave.
  • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2014), “A literature review and policy guidelines on microfinance and disability”, In Heymann, J., M.A. Stein and G. Moreno (Eds.), Disability and Equity at Work, Oxford University Press.
  • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2014), “Income Characteristics and the Use of Microfinance Services: Evidence from Economically Active Disabled Persons”, Disability and Society. Vol. 29(3), pp. 417-430.
  • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2014), “Staff characteristics and the exclusion of persons with disabilities: evidence from the microfinance industry in Uganda”.  Disability and Society. Vol. 29(7), pp. 1061-1075.
  • Hartarska, V., Mersland, R. & Nadolnyak, D., (2014), “Are Women Better Bankers to the Poor? Evidence from Rural Microfinance Institutions”. American Journal of Agricultural Economics . Vol. 96 (5), pp. 1291-1306.
  • Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2014), (ed), “Microfinance Institutions: Financial and Social Performance", Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK.
  • Mersland, R. & Strøm, R.Ø., (2014), “Measuring microfinance performance” in Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2014), (ed), “Microfinance Institutions: Financial and Social Performance", Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK.
  • Mersland, R. & Strøm, R.Ø., (2014), “Microfinance financial and social performance: an introduction” in Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2014), (ed), “Microfinance Institutions: Financial and Social Performance", Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK.
  • Mori, N. & Mersland, R. (2014), “Boards in Microfinance Organizations: Do Stakeholders Matter?” Journal of Management and Governance. Vol. 18(1), pp. 285-313.
  • Strøm, R.Ø., D'Espallier, B. & Mersland, R. (2014), ”Female leadership, performance and governance in microfinance institutions,” Journal of Banking and Finance. Vol. 42(C), pp. 60-75. 

2013

  • D'Espallier, B., Guerin, I. & Mersland, R., (2013), ”Focus on women in microfinance institutions”, Journal of Development Studies. Vol. 49(5), pp. 589-608.
  • Hartarska, V., Mersland, R., Nadolnyak, D., & Parmeter, C., (2013), “Governance and Scope Economies in Microfinance Institutions”. International Journal of Corporate Governance. Vol. 4(1), pp. 74-96.
  • Hartarska, V., Shen, X. & Mersland, R., (2013), “Scale Economies and Input Price Elasticities in Microfinance Institutions.” Journal of Banking and Finance. Vol. 37(1), pp. 118-131.
  • Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2013), ”Microfinance Costs, Lending Rates and Profitability”, In  Caprio G. (Ed), Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
  • Mersland, R. (2013), “Guest Editorial: Research trends in Microfinance from the Third European Research Conference on Microfinance.” Enterprise Development and Microfinance. Vol. 24(4), pp. 273-274.
  • Mersland, R. (2013), “Market opportunities for Microfinance Institutions”. Enterprise Development & Microfinance. Vol. 24(4), pp. 282-294.
  • Mori, N., Randøy, T. and S. Golesorkhi (2013). Determinants of Board Structure in Microfinance Institutions – Evidence from East Africa. Journal of Emerging Market Finance. Vol. 12.(3), 323-365.

2012

  • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R. (2012), “Barriers to microfinance for disabled persons: Evidence from economically active persons in Uganda “, Enterprise Development & Microfinance. Vol. 23(1), pp. 11-24.
  • Galema, R., Lensink, R. & Mersland, R., (2012), “Governance and Microfinance Institutions,” In Barth J.R., Lin C. & Wihlborg C. (Ed), Research handbook on International Banking and Governance. Edward Elgar, UK.
  • Galema, R., Lensink, R. & Mersland, R., (2012),“Do Powerful CEOs have an impact on Microfinance Performance?” Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 49(4), pp. 718-742.
  • Hartarska, V. & Mersland, R. (2012), “Which Governance Mechanisms Promote Efficiency in Reaching Poor Clients?” Evidence from Rated Microfinance Institutions”, European Financial Management. Vol. 18(2), pp. 218-239.
  • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2012), ”The use of microfinance services among economically active disabled people – evidence from Uganda”, Journal of International Development. Vol. 24 (S), pp. 69-83.
  • Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2012), ”The Past and Future of Microfinance Innovations”, In Cumming D. (Ed), The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance. Oxford University Press , New York.

2011

  • D'Espallier, B., Guerin, I. & Mersland, R. (2011), “Women and repayment in microfinance”, World Development. Vol. 39(5), pp. 758-772.
  • Labie, M. & Mersland, R. (2011), “Corporate Governance Challenges in Microfinance”. In Armendariz B. & Labie, M. (Eds.) The Handbook of Microfinance. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore.
  • Mersland, R. (2011), “The Governance of Non-Profit Micro Finance Institutions: Lessons From History”, Journal of Management and Governance. Vol. 15(3), pp. 327-348.
  • Mersland, R., Randøy, T. and Strøm, R. Ø. (2011), "The impact of international influence on microbanks’ performance: A global survey’, International Business Review, Vol. 20 (2), 163-176.

2010

  • Martinelli, E & Mersland, R. (2010), “Microfinance for People with Disabilities”, In Barron T. & Ncube J.M. (Ed). Poverty and Disability. Leonard Cheshire Disability. London, UK. ISBN 978-1-905990-48-1
  • Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2010), “Microfinance Mission Drift?”, World Development. Vol. 38(1), pp. 28-36.

Governance, Transparency and Responsibility

2015

  • Beisland, L.A., Mersland, R. & Randøy, T. (2015). Transparency and disclosure in the global microfinance industry. Chapter 21. Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency. Oxford University Press.
  • C. J. Campbell, R.P. Chang, J. C. DeJong, Jr., R. Doktor,L. Oxelheim, and T. Randøy, ”The Impact of CEO Long-term Equity-based Compensation Incentives on Economic Growth in Collectivist versus Individualist Countries” Asian Economic Papers. (forthcoming)
  • Chiu, H., L. Oxelheim, C. Wihlborg and J. Zhang, "Macroeconomic Fluctuations as Sources of Luck in CEO Compensation", Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming).
  • Forssbaeck, J. and L. Oxelheim (2015), "The Multifaceted Concept of Transparency" in Forssbaeck, J. and L. Oxelheim (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency, New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Gregorič Aleksandra, Oxelheim Lars Christer, Randøy Trond, Thomsen Steen, Resistance to Change in the Corporate Elite: Female Directors’ Appointments onto Nordic Boards (2015). Journal of Business Ethics . ISSN 0167-4544. s - doi: 10.1007/s10551-015-2703-4
  • Oxelheim, L. and K. C. Clarkson (2015), "Cronyism and the Determinants of Chairman Compensation", Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 131, No. 1, pp. 69-87.
  • Piekkari, R., L. Oxelheim and T. Randöy (2015), "The silent board: How language diversity may influence the work processes of corporate boards", Corporate Governance: An International Review. Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 25-41.

2014

  • Alon A., & Dwyer P. (2014). Early adoption of IFRS as a strategic response to transnational and local influences. The International Journal of Accounting, 49(3), 348-370.
  • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2014), “Earnings Quality in Non-Profit versus For-Profit Organizations: Evidence from the Microfinance Industry”. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Vol. 43(4), pp. 652-671.
  • Beisland, L. A., Mersland, R. & Randøy, T., (2014), “Earnings Quality and Regulation: Evidence from the Microfinance Industry” in Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2014), (ed), “Microfinance Institutions: Financial and Social Performance", Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK.
  • Beisland, L. A., Mersland, R., & Randøy, T., (2014), “Transparency and disclosure in the global microfinance industry: Implications for practice and policy makers”, In Forssbaeck and Oxelheim (Ed), The Oxford Handbook of Political, Institutional and Corporate Transparency. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
  • Beisland, L. A., Mersland, R., & Randøy, T., (2014), ”The Association between Microfinance Rating Scores and Corporate Governance: A Global Survey”. International Review of Financial Analysis. Vol. 35(5), pp. 268-280.
  • Beisland, L.A., Mersland, R. & Randøy, T. (2014) The Association between Microfinance Rating Scores and Corporate Governance: A Global Survey, International Review of Financial Analysis 35, 268-280.
  • Beisland, Leif Atle; Mersland, Roy; Randøy, Trond. (2014) Earnings Quality and Regulation: Evidence from the Microfinance Industry. I: Microfinance Institutions: Financial and Social Performance. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 271-294

2013

  • Alon A. (2013). Institutional complexity and dual institutionality: The case of IFRS adoption in Russia.  Corporate Governance: An International Review, 21(1), 42-57.
  • Alon A., & Hageman A. (2013). Impact of corruption on organizational tax compliance in transition economies. Journal of Business Ethics, 116(3), 479-494.
  • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R. (2013), “Earnings Quality in the Microfinance Industry,” In Gueyie J.P., Manos R. & Yaron J., “Microfinance in developing countries: Issues, policies and performance evaluations”. Palgrave Macmillan, USA/UK.
  • Gibson Munisi and Trond Randøy (2013). Corporate governance and company performance across Sub-Saharan African countries. Journal of Economics and Business, Vol.70, pages 92– 110. In special issue on International Corporate Governance.
  • Lars Oxelheim and Trond Randøy (2013). Globalization of monitoring practices: The case of American influences on the dismissal risk of European CEOs. Journal of Economics and Business Vol.70, 92-110, in special issue on International Corporate Governance.
  • Mersland, R. , D'Espallier, B. & Supphellen, M. (2013),”The effect of religion on development efforts: Evidence from the microfinance industry and a research agenda. World Development. Vol. 41(1), pp. 145-156.
  • Oxelheim, L. and T. Randøy, (2013), "Globalization of Monitoring Practices: The Case of American Influences on the Dismissal Risk of European CEOs", Journal of Economics and Business. Vol. 70. pp. 1-19.
  • Oxelheim, L., A. Gregoric, T. Randöy and S. Thomsen (2013), "On the Internationalization of Corporate Boards – The Case of Nordic Firms”, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol.44. No.3,pp 173-194.
  • Oxelheim, L., Gregoric, A., Randøy T. and Thomsen, S. (2013), On the Internationalization of Boards – the case of Nordic Firms? Journal of International Business Studies 43 (3), 173-194.

2012

  • Alon A., & Dwyer P. (2012). Globalization and multinational auditing: The case of Gazprom and PwC in Russia. Behavioral Research in Accounting, 24(1), 135-160.
  • Andrén, N., H. Jankensgård and L. Oxelheim (2012), "Exposure-Based Cash-Flow-at Risk for Value Creating Risk Management under Macroeconomic Uncertainty" in Fabich, M., L. Firnkorn, U. Hommel and E. Schellenberg (eds.), The Strategic CFO - Creating Value in a Dynamic Market Environment. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
  • Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R. (2012), “Do microfinance rating assessments make sense? – An analysis of the drivers of MFI ratings”, Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Vol. 41(2), pp. 213-231.
  • Christofer Edling, Bersant Hobdari, Trond Randøy, Anna Stafsudd & Steen Thomsen. 2012. Testing the “old Boys`Network”: Diversity and Board Interlocks in Scandinavia. Chapter 6 (pages 183-202) In “Small World of Corporate Governance”, edited by Bruce Kogut. Mass.: MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0-262-01727-5.
  • Oxelheim, L. and C. Wihlborg (2012), "Corporate Distress and Restructuring with Macroeconomic Fluctuations: The Cases of GM and Ford", Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp 71-88.
  • Oxelheim, L., C. Wihlborg and J. Zhang (2012), "How to Avoid Compensating CEO  for Luck: the Case of Macroeconomic Fluctuations" in Thomas, R and J. Hill (eds.), Research Handbook on Executive Pay. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar Publishing.
  • Oxelheim, L., C. Wihlborg and M. Thorsheim (2012), "The CFO's Information Challenge in Managing Macroeconomic Risk", in Fabich, M., L. Firnkorn, U. Hommel and E. Schellenberg (eds.), The Strategic CFO - Creating Value in a Dynamic Market Environment. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
  • Oxelheim, L., T. Randoy and A. Stonehill (2012), "What Can International Finance Add to International Strategy?", in Verbeke, A. and H. Merchant (eds.), Handbook of Research on International Strategic Management. Cheltenham: Elgar Elgar Publishing.

2011

  • Oxelheim, L. C. Wihlborg and F. Östrup (2011), "Origins and resolutions in Financial Crises; A Policy Dilemma ", in Kolb, R. W. (ed.), Financial Contagion: The Viral Threat to the Wealth of Nations, New   York: John Wiley & Sons.

2010

  • Adithipyangkul, Pattarin, Ilan Alon and Tianyu Zhang (2010), “Executive Perks: Compensation and Corporate Performance in China,” Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28 (2), 401-425.
  • Boniface, Dexter and Ilan Alon (2010), “Is Hong Kong Democratizing,” Asian Survey, 50 (4), 786-807.
  • Li, Shaomin, Marc Fetscherin, Ilan Alon, Christoph Lattemann, Kuang Yeh, (2010), “Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC),” Management International Review, 50 (5), 635-654.
  • Oxelheim, L. (2010), "Globalization, Transparency and Economic Growth: The Vulnerability of Chinese Firms to Macroeconomic Shocks", Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 21, No. 1.

Inward and Outward Trade and Investment

2015

  • Campell, C., R. Chang, R. Doktor, J. DeLong, L. Oxelheim and T. Randøy (Forthcoming), "The Impact of CEO Long-term Compensation Incentives on Economic Growth in Collectivist versus Individualist Countries", in Asian Economic Papers
  • Dai, Waiqi, Ilan Alon and Hao Jiao (2015), “Financial Marketization and Corporate Venturing in China: The Impact of Provincial-Level Institutions on the Pharmaceutical Sector,” Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets, 7 (1), 2-22.
  • Spigarelli, Francesca, Ilan Alon, and Attilio Mucelli (2015), “Chinese M&A in Europe,” Competitiveness Review, 25 (4), 346-370.

2014

  • Alon, Ilan, Jun Shen, William Hua Wang, Wenxian Zhang (2014), “Chinese State-Owned Enterprises Go Global,” Journal of Business Strategy, 35 (6), 3-18.
  • Gibson Munisi, Niels Hermes and Trond Randøy (2014). Corporate boards and ownership structure: Evidence from Sub-Saharan African countries. International Business Review; 23 (4): 785-796.

2013

  • Alon, Ilan, Miri Lerner, Orly Yeheskel, Wenxian Zhang (2013), “Internationalization of Chinese Entrepreneurial Firms,” Thunderbird International Business Review, 55 (5), 495-512.
  • Mersland, R. & Thøgersen, J. (2013), “Stimulating economic growth in the least developed countries: Direct cash transfers for the retired via mobile phones,” Journal of Economic Policy Reform. Vol. 16(3), pp. 259-271.
  • Mersland, R. & Urgeghe, L., (2013), “Performance and international investments in microfinance institutions”. Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance. Vol. 22 (1-2), pp. 17-29.

2012

  • Alon, Ilan, Marc Fetscherin and Philippe Gugler, eds., (2012), Chinese International Investments, New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Alon, Ilan, Tanya Molodtsova and Jian Zhang (2012), “Macroeconomic Prospects for China’s Outward FDI,” Transnational Corporations Review, 4 (2), 16-40.
  • Lars Oxelheim, Trond Randøy, & Arthur Stonehill, 2012. What can international strategy add to international finance (ch. 12), in A.Verbeke and H. Merchant, Handbook of Research on International Strategic Management, Edward Elgar, Chelterham, UK, pages: 238-253.
  • Lattemann, Christoph, Ilan Alon, Julian Chang, Marc Fetscherin, and John R. McIntyre (2012), “The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises,” Thunderbird International Business Review, 55 (2), 145-154.
  • Spigarelli, Francesca, Ilan Alon, and Attilio Mucelli (2012), “Chinese Overseas M&A: Overcoming Cultural and Organizational Divides,” International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 190-208.

2011

  • Alon, Ilan, John Child, Shaomin Li and John R. McIntyre (2011), “Globalization of Chinese Firms: Theoretical Universalism or Particularism,” Management & Organization Review (MOR), 7 (2), 191–200.
  • Andrén, N. and L. Oxelheim (2011), "Exchange rate regime shift and price patterns", International Journal of Managerial Finance, Vol. 7, No. 2.
  • Feng, Xiaobing and Ilan Alon (2011), “Changes in Services Trade Barriers in Banking and Their Impact: The Case of the ASEAN+3,” Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, 25 (2), 103-115.
  • Forssbaeck, J. and L. Oxelheim (2011), "Corporate financial determinants of foreign direct investment", Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 51, No.  2.
  • Forssbaeck, J. and L. Oxelheim (2011), "FDI and the role of financial market quality", in Ramamurti, R. and N. Hashai (eds.), The future of foreign direct investment. Bingley: Emerald Publishing.
  • Mersland, R., Randøy, T. and Strøm, R. Ø. (2011), "The Impact of International Influence on Microbanks Performance: A Global Survey", International Business Review. Vol. 20(2), pp. 163-176.

2010

  • Fetscherin, Marc, Ilan Alon, and James Johnson (2010), “Assessing the Export Competitiveness of Chinese Industries,” Asian Business & Management, 9 (Sept), 401-424.

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