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Born globals – facts and wishful thinking
Born globals are companies that from the outset aim to establish themselves on the global market. In recent years they have been identified as important for Sweden’s future growth and job creation. This report analyses Swedish born globals in manufacturing, commerce and services over the past two decades, and how their development differ from other companies. One conclusion is that the expectations on these companies in terms of creating new jobs are too high. The report is written by Professor Magnus Henrekson, Dr. Shon Ferguson and Ph.Lic. Louise Johannesson at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN).
Karl-Adam Bonniers Stiftelse, 2018
Corporate Governance in Today’s Equity Markets and the Role of Institutional Investors – A Public Policy Perspective
This publication provides important insights into how the public policy agenda of corporate governance needs to adapt to developments in modern equity markets. Based on original empirical research it illustrates key changes with respect to the population of regulated corporations, the markets in which their shares are traded and the varying incentives among institutional investors to engage in truly informed corporate governance. The authors are Mats Isaksson, Head of the Corporate Affairs Division, and Serdar Çelik, Senior Economist, both at the OECD.
Corporate Governance Forum, 2018
The ability to create an intrapreneurial climate that favors innovation and renewal is central to a company’s continued success. Despite this fact, little research has been done within the area of intrapreneurship and our knowledge about the intrapreneur is low. The Intrapreneurship Compass demystifies the intrapreneur in Swedish companies and reveals how the intrapreneurial climate can be improved to unleash the growth potential. The report is written by professor Ivo Zander, Dr. Katarina Blomkvist and Dr. Philip Kappen.
Karl-Adam Bonniers Stiftelse, 2017
Miljardvallen – Tio svenska företag om hur man skapar framgång genom export
With the book Miljardvallen, Forum for Global Business wants to contribute to the internationalization of small and medium-sized companies. The book describes how ten Swedish companies grew and became successful through export. The companies represent different industries and together they represent a reflection of a dynamic Swedish business community. Constantly undergoing change. Through hard work, these companies have succeeded and they all have an exciting story worth reading. The ambition of the book is to inspire more companies to an international expansion on the global market.
Forum for Global Business, 2016
Price: 50 SEK + shipping costs
Manifest – Utveckla förutsättningarna för företag att lyckas på världsmarknaden
The book Miljardvallen presents seven proposals to strengthen companies in Sweden on the world market. This manifestation provides a background to these proposals based on existing reports and surveys.
Forum for Global Business, 2016
Stockholmsbörsen på en förändrad finansmarknad
Over the past decades, Swedish as well as international stock exchanges have undergone a complete change, transforming from national, semi-public markets into company-driven, privatized and global businesses. For the Stockholm Stock Exchange (Stockholmsbörsen), this transformation was particularly dramatic since a monopoly business over the course of a few years was replaced by a privately–owned business that actively sought to acquire other stock exchanges in the international market. This book describes and analyzes the development and transformation of the Stockholm Stock Exchange from the mid-1960s until the beginning of the 2010s.
The authors are the economics historians Mats Larsson, Oskar Broberg, Peter Hedberg, Lars Karlsson, Åsa Malmström-Rognes, Tom Petersson and Anders Ögren.
Karl-Adam Bonniers Stiftelse, 2016
Aktie, aktiebolag, aktiemarknad – en vänbok till Johan Munck
Johan Munck has for many years played a key role in the development of corporate law, stock market regulation and securities law. In his role as investigator, judge, arbitrator, chairman of numerous important committees and in other ways, he has been a highly active, extremely productive and influential figure. In connection with his 70th birthday, 18 of his friends and colleagues wrote this book on shares, corporations and the stock market. The book is edited by the Cheif Justice Marianne Lundius, economist Ragnar Boman, and Adjunct Professor Rolf Skog, whom have all worked closely with Johan Munck.
Corporate Governance Forum, 2013
Price: 559 SEK
Regelfrågor på en förändrad kapitalmarknad
The capital market has changed dramatically in recent years. Deregulation has opened up for international ownership, and in many large Swedish listed companies, foreign owners are today in majority. The ownership structure has also changed. Private shareholders are no longer dominating the ownership structure, replaced by institutional investors. This has become a reality in Sweden as well as globally. At the same time, a capital market outside the stock exchange has developed, through for example hedge funds and private equity funds. CGF has gathered a number of researchers and practitioners interested in regulatory issues in the capital market to discuss how these changes in ownership should impact the capital market regulation. The results of the discussions are presented in this book by Gunnar Nord and Per Thorell.
Corporate Governance Forum, 2009
Price: 373 SEK
Svensk Innovationskraft II – Ur Startblocken
In this second book about Swedish innovative capacity, FIM provides an overview of Sweden’s potential as an innovation nation now and in the future. The themes in the book reflect FIM seminars and debates during the period 2004–2007 and are based on interviews and papers by leading experts on innovation in Sweden. These include Ayad Al Saffar, Efva Attling, Leif Johansson, Lars G Josefsson, Margareta Norell Bergendal, Maud Olofsson, Alf Rehn, Lena Treschow Torell, Per Unckel and Thomas Östros. The book concludes with a manifesto aimed at Sweden’s innovation decision-makers.
Forum for Innovation Management, 2008
The Future Of Corporate Governance: The Stockholm Symposium 2004
The debate on corporate governance centers on how the system of shareholders, institutions and regulations should be designed to ensure the greatest possible efficiency and innovation in individual companies and the business sector in general. By simultaneous use of economic theory and law, corporate governance addresses a most vital aspect of the functioning of the market economy.
In 1993, CGF arranged an international corporate governance symposium in Stockholm at which some of the world’s foremost thinkers in corporate governance participated. Ten years later, a jubilee seminar was held with virtually the same distinguished speakers, to review the corporate governance timeline during the past decade and to volunteer prognosis on the future. This book contains the proceedings from that seminar.
Corporate Governance Forum, 2004
Price: 294 SEK
This book about Swedish innovative capacity aims to provide decision-makers in Sweden with an overview of the challenges in the current innovation system and propose changes to make it more effective. The book is based on personal interviews and input from Anders Flodström, Gun Hellsvik, Håkan Lans, Michael Treschow and other experts who have participated in Forum for Innovation Management’s seminars and debates in 2001–2003.
Forum for Innovation Management, 2004
Corporate Group Law For Europe
The existence of Corporate Groups – several independent incorporated companies connected mostly by a chain of participations to form what is practically one commercial unit – has long been a reality throughout the world. Most of the member states of the EU have not imposed legal regulation in this area, not through neglect but rather by choice. Doubt is expressed both as to the necessity of legal regulation and as to the amenability of the disparate circumstances which arise in company law to systematic regulation. In this book we examine the question of whether Europe needs a Corporate Group law, and if so, what it should regulate and at what level.
Corporate Governance Forum, 2000
Price: 276 SEK
Share Repurchases In Sweden – Is It Time For A Change?
The Swedish Companies Act does not permit companies to repurchase their shares. In this regard, Swedish legislation is stricter than most other countries. Now, however, the Swedish position is being challenged from various circles. In this book, Rolf Skog – one of Sweden’s leading experts in corporate governance – provides a background to the debate along with a summary of repurchase rules in various countries. He also gives an overview of the arguments for and against allowing companies to repurchase shares and outlines how future Swedish legislation could be designed.
Note: Since the publication of this book, the Swedish Companies Act has changed to a more permissive attitude towards repurchasing of own shares in public limited companies. However, the book illustrates the debate leading to that change.
Corporate Governance Forum, 1996
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Aspects of Corporate Governance
The subject of Corporate Governance is attracting increased attention among policy makers, practitioners, scholars and investors. Essentially the discussion centers on the regulatory framework that influences the allocation and monitoring of corporate resources. By simultaneous use of economic theory and law, corporate governance addresses a most vital aspect of the functioning of the market economy especially in times of rapid international integration and changes in ownership structures.
This book contains the proceedings from an international symposium arranged by CGF in 1993. The contributions cover the origin and development of the corporate governance debate in the US and give an overview of the empirical situation and present debate in some European countries.
Corporate Governance Forum, 1995
Price: 415 SEK
Does Sweden Need a Mandatory Bid Rule?: A Critical Analysis
During the past decade, proposals have been made to introduce a mandatory bid rule in the Swedish stock market. Under such a rule, anyone who secures a certain percentage of the voting rights of a listed company would be forced to extend a takeover bid for the company’s remaining shares.
In this book, Rolf Skog – one of Sweden’s leading experts in corporate governance – provides a background of the debate along with a summary of mandatory bid rules in various countries. He also gives a critical analysis of the arguments for and against a mandatory bid rule and advises against its introduction in Sweden. This is a book that should be of interest in any country where corporate governance issues are part of the public debate.
Corporate Governance Forum, 1995
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