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    • The Impact of Entrepreneur-CEOs in Microfinance Institutions: A Global Survey 

      Randøy, Trond; Strøm, Øystein R.; Mersland, Roy (Wiley, 2013-12-06)
      Microfinance is a global high-growth industry, in which entrepreneurship is prevalent and substantial. Based on the theoretical argument that microfinance entrepreneur-CEOs are “motivated agents” with a unique ability to ...
    • Putting your money where your mouth is: monetizing knowledge using communication roles 

      Breunig, Karl Joachim; Roberts, Hanno (Academic Conferences Publishing, 2014)
      In this paper we suggest that knowledge flows constitute the antecedences of value creation by means of its communication component. We bridge accounting theory with communication theory and explain how the role of ...
    • Characteristics of Intrapreneurs in Scale-Intensive Service Firms 

      Hydle, Katja Maria; Aas, Tor Helge; Breunig, Karl Joachim (2014)
      This empirical paper explores the work of employees in charge of service innovation when firms develop and launch new scale-intensive services by addressing two research questions: i) How do employees responsible for ...
    • Measuring microfinance performance 

      Mersland, Roy; Strøm, R. Øystein (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
      MFIs are measured according to two dimensions. One is their outreach to poor people, that is, their ability to provide poor families access to financial services. This is the MFIs’ social mission. The other dimension is ...
    • Incentives and performance measures for open innovation practices 

      Breunig, Karl Joachim; Aas, Tor Helge; Hydle, Katja Maria (Emerald, 2014)
      Purpose – To guarantee alignment between ongoing activities and organizational goals, innovation management theory emphasizes management control and explicit innovation strategies as prerequisites for innovation performance. ...
    • Optimal portfolios in commodity futures markets 

      Benth, Fred Espen; Lempa, Jukka (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014)
      We develop a general approach to portfolio optimization in futures markets. Following the Heath–Jarrow–Morton (HJM) approach, we model the entire futures price curve at once as a solution of a stochastic partial differential ...
    • Limitless learning: Assessing how global firms leverage local knowledge through social media 

      Breunig, Karl Joachim (Institute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM) University of Basilicata, 2014)
      Purpose: This empirical paper assesses the ability to leverage learning within a globally dispersed project environment facilitated by the web 2.0 technology of wiki . Extant research on the ...
    • Bounded variation control of Itô diffusions with exogenously restricted intervention times 

      Lempa, Jukka (Applied Probability Trust, 2014)
      In this paper, bounded variation control of one-dimensional diffusion processes is considered. We assume that the agent is allowed to control the diffusion only at the jump times of an observable, independent Poisson ...
    • Kompetansevurdering og kompetanseheving i pleie- og omsorgssektoren 

      Tobiassen, Anita E.; Døving, Erik (Fagbokforlaget, 2014)
      Realkompetansevurdering innebærer at kompetanse opparbeidet gjennom erfaring blir dokumentert og anerkjent på linje med formell kompetanse. Basert på en spørreundersøkelse blant 213 medarbeidere i seks kommuner oppsummerer ...
    • Resolvent-techniques for multiple exercise problems 

      Christensen, S.; Lempa, Jukka (Springer US, 2014-05-21)
      Abstract. We study optimal multiple stopping of strong Markov processes with random refraction periods. The refraction periods are assumed to be exponentially distributed with a common rate and independent of the underlying ...
    • Lasting temporariness: Projects as capability bridges across time and organizational levels 

      Breunig, Karl Joachim; Söderlund, Jonas; Kvålshaugen, Ragnhild (Academy of Management, 2015)
      This study reveals how learning and experiences accumulated in temporary projects contribute to capability development and change of strategic orientation in project-based organizations. We argue that capability development ...
    • Money Talks: The role of communication in monetizing knowledge value 

      Breunig, Karl Joachim; Roberts, Hanno (2015)
      Purpose – This paper argues that networked knowledge flows constitute the antecedences of knowledge - based value creation , and demonstrate that the knowledge flows themselves can be approximated by ...
    • Unfreezing identities: Exploring choral singing in the workplace 

      Jansson, Dag; Balsnes, Anne Haugland (Intellect, 2015)
      The topic of this article is the emerging trend of singing at work. The discussion is based on case studies of singing interventions carried out at two different work places. Our phenomenological and hermeneutic approach ...
    • Beneath the Surface: Exploring the role of Individuals Learning in the Emergence of Absorptive Capacity 

      Breunig, Karl Joachim; Martinkenaite-Pujanauskiene, Ieva (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2015)
      Drawing on the micro - foundations view of strategy, we examine the role of individuals in organizational learning and reveal the micro - macro interactions underpinning the emergence of ...
    • Freelancing: Cool jobs or bad jobs? 

      Elstad, Beate (University of Borås, 2015)
      The purpose of this article is to study the working conditions for freelance jazz musicians and freelance journalists in Norway. The study indicates that freelancing entails both good and bad job characteristics. The overall ...
    • Population Ageing and Capital Accumulation: A Simple OLG Model with PAYGO Pensions 

      Thøgersen, Joachim (Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-03-25)
      Population in developed countries has dramatically aged in recent years. At the same time, most of these countries finance their old - age public pension benefits on a pay - as - you - go (PAYGO) basis. Such ...
    • Innovation Management Practices in Production-Intensive Service Firms 

      Aas, Tor Helge; Breunig, Karl Joachim; Hydle, Katja Maria; Pedersen, Per Egil (World Scientific Publishing, 2015-06-22)
      This paper posits that innovation management practices are contingent upon the type of industry, and examines the innovation management practices in a distinctive set of service firms: production-intensive service firms. ...
    • Gender discrimination before mandated quotas? Evidence from Norway: 1989 to 2002 

      Strøm, Øystein R. (Elsevier, 2015-07-01)
      Is the low percentage of women on boards due to discrimination? Discrimination has a time dimension; it is repeated period after period and is thus highly persistent. This persistence is tested with data from Norway before ...
    • The emergence of absorptive capacity through micro-macro level interactions 

      Martinkenaite-Pujanauskiene, Ieva; Breunig, Karl Joachim (Elsevier, 2015-09-12)
      A firm's absorptive capacity involves two dimensions: horizontal and vertical. The horizontal dimension refers to a dynamic interplay between internal and external environments of the firm, which is extensively covered in ...
    • Hvorfor kjøper bedrifter forsikring? 

      Nordahl, Helge A. (Fagbokforlaget, 2015-12-15)
      De fleste bedrifter bruker forsikring som en del av sin risikostyring. For mange praktikere er dette en selvfølge, men klassiske teoretiske verk innen finans predikerer det motsatte, nemlig at bedriftene bør overlate ...