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    • Performance and governance in microfinance institutions 

      Strøm, Øystein; Mersland, Roy (Elsevier, 2009-04)
      We examine the relationship between firm performance and corporate governance in microfinance institutions (MFI) using a self-constructed global dataset on MFIs collected from third-party rating agencies. Using random ...
    • Unemployment, public pensions and capital accumulation: Assessing growth effects of alternative funding strategies 

      Thøgersen, Joachim (Mohr Siebeck, 2010)
      The paper develops an overlapping-generations model that interacts with a labor market characterized by equilibrium unemployment. This structure implies that young individuals can be in two different states, employed or ...
    • Er kvinneandel viktig for kvinners medvirkning og innflytelse i styrer? 

      Elstad, Beate; Ladegård, Gro (Fagbokforlaget, 2010)
      I denne artikkelen studerer vi kvinners deltakelse og innflytelse i norske styrer. Vi undersøker hvorvidt det enkelte kvinnelige styremedlems deltakelse og innflytelse har sammenheng med kvinneandelen ...
    • Investing in Human Resource Planning: An International Study 

      Døving, Erik; Nordhaug, Odd (Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2010)
      In this paper we study drivers of firms’ human resource planning practices. This is done by analyzing two central parts of personnel planning, formal HRM strategies and analyses of competence development needs. Data ...
    • Microfinance mission drift? 

      Strøm, Øystein; Mersland, Roy (Elsevier, 2010-01)
      Claims have been made that microfinance institutions (MFIs) experience mission drift as they increasingly cater to customers who are better off than their original customers. We investigate mission drift using average loan ...
    • Women on corporate boards: Key influencers or tokens? 

      Ladegård, Gro; Elstad, Beate (Springer, 2011)
      This paper investigates how the increasing ratio of women directors on corporate boards is associated with decision-making dynamics, specifically the perceived participation and influence of the women on the board. We test ...
    • Lederlegitimitet i revisjonsbransjen 

      Døving, Erik; Stikholmen, Inge-Henning (Fagbokforlaget, 2011)
      Lederlegitimitet er den anerkjennelse medarbeideren tilfører lederen og kan blant annet være et resultat av lederens måte å lede på. Vi undersøker hvordan formalisering av ledelsesprosessen bidrar til å bygge opp eller ...
    • The impact of international influence on microbanks’ performance: A global survey 

      Mersland, Roy; Randøy, Trond; Strøm, Øystein (Elsevier, 2011-04-02)
      Microbanks serve micro-enterprises and poor people with financial services. This study examines how various aspects of international influence affect microbanks’ financial and social performance. Grounded in agency theory ...
    • The energy intensity target in China's 11th Five-Year Plan period-Local implementation and achievements in Shanxi Province 

      Zhang, Daisheng; Aunan, Kristin; Seip, Hans Martin; Vennemo, Haakon (Elsevier, 2011-05-07)
      Facing the mounting pressure on energy security and increasing environmental concerns about air pollution and climate change, the Chinese government set a mandatory goal of 20% reduction of energy intensity in its 11th ...
    • Mikrofinans : fra helt til kjeltring 

      Mersland, Roy; Strøm, Øystein (Fagbokforlaget, 2011-08)
      Motivert av den senere tids kritikk av mikrofinans, blant annet slik den fremkom i en dokumentar kalt «Fanget i mikrogjeld» som ble sendt på NRK i november 2010, undersøker vi i denne artikkelen hvorvidt mikrofinanstilbyderne ...
    • Does diversification affect capital structure and profitability in Pakistan? 

      Qureshi, Muhammad Azeem; Akhtar, Waqas; Imdadullah, Muhammad (Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2012)
      Diversification has become a common strategy of corporate risk management along with availing other potential benefits. The intent of this study is to identify and analyze the nature of relationship that exists between ...
    • Et fleksibelt inflasjonsmål i endring 

      Thøgersen, Joachim (Fagbokforlaget, 2012)
      Styringsrenten er en sentral makroøkonomisk variabel, og flere forhold påvirker utviklingen av denne. To sentrale faktorer er inflasjonen og konjunktursvingingene, målt i BNP. Da Norge innførte inflasjonsmål i 2001, ble ...
    • Stock prices’ variability around earnings announcement dates at Karachi Stock Exchange 

      Qureshi, Muhammad Azeem; Abdullah, Ali; Imdadullah, Muhammad (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012)
      The purpose of this study is to investigate how earnings announcement event affects stock returns at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE). For this purpose we use the KSE-100 Index as our sample. We use the CAR Analysis to analyze ...
    • Kapitaldynamikk i en overlappende generasjonsmodell med et pay-as-yougo pensjonssystem 

      Thøgersen, Joachim (Universitetsforlaget, 2012)
      Denne artikkelen presenterer en OLG modell med et ikke-fondert pensjonssystem, der aktørene har perfekt fremsyn. Tiden antas å være diskret, og individene antas å leve i to perioder. Selv i en enkel versjon av et slikt ...
    • What determines leverage in Pakistan? A panel data analysis 

      Qureshi, Muhammad Azeem; Imdadullah, Muhammad; Ahsen, Tanveer (Academic Journals, 2012)
      Most of the chemical sector firms in Pakistan have foreign ownership or collaboration with foreign companies. It may be hypothesized that the leverage behavior of such firms is likely to be in line with the results of ...
    • Group dynamics and peer-tutoring: A pedagogical tool for learning in higher education 

      Qureshi, Muhammad Azeem; Stormyhr, Even Marius (Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2012)
      The increasing diversity in students’ enrolment in higher education in Norway offers an opportunity to use collaborative learning and teamwork as a learning vehicle to exploit the synergy in the community to have formal ...
    • Picturing politics: Female Political Leaders in France and Norway 

      Krogstad, Anne; Storvik, Aagoth Elise (Berghahn Journals, 2012-12)
      This article explores images of high-level female politicians in France and Norway from 1980 to 2010, examining the ways in which they present themselves to the media and their subsequent reception by journalists. Women ...
    • Egenkapitalkrav og finansiell risiko i husholdningenes boliginvesteringer 

      Borgersen, Trond Arne; Kivedal, Bjørnar Karlsen; Thøgersen, Joachim (Fagbokforlaget, 2013)
      Kombinasjonen av en lav boliglånsrente og en høy boligprisvekst gir meravkastning for lånefinansierte boliginvesteringer. For husholdninger som lånefinansierer boliginvesteringer, er formuesgevinsten fra ...
    • Determinants of executive incentive pay in Europe 

      Døving, Erik; Nordhaug, Odd (Universitetsforlaget, 2013)
      In this paper we study possible determinants of the use of incentive pay for managers in European companies. Data from 5,000 firms in 15 countries are used to analyze the degree to which incentive pay is associated with ...
    • Swing options in commodity markets: A multidimensional Lévy diffusion model 

      Eriksson, Marcus; Lempa, Jukka; Nilssen, Trygve Kastberg (Springer, 2013-08-29)
      We study valuation of swing options on commodity markets when the commodity prices are driven by multiple factors. The factors are modeled as diffusion processes driven by a multidimensional Lévy process. We set up a ...