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    • Organizational form, local market structure and corporate social performance in retail 

      Utgård, Jakob (Series of Dissertations;2/2015, Doctoral thesis, 2015-03-20)
      I study how organizational form and local market structure influence retail firms' corporate social performance (CSP). The theoretical model is based on agency theory, which in its origin focuses on the dyad between the ...
    • Organizing Local Democracy: The Norwegian Experience 

      Monkerud, Lars C. (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2007)
      The dissertation traces empirically certain prerequisites for effective local democratic politics as viewed in terms of the functioning of the local democratic chain of delegation and in terms of the functional organization ...
    • Ports as Actors in Industrial Networks 

      Hatteland, Carl Johan (Series of Dissertations;6/2010, Doctoral thesis, 2010)
      The purpose of this thesis is to consider how port authorities can be characterized as actors in industrial contexts. The thesis uses the Industrial Network Approach to avoid bringing in typical views of what a port is ...
    • Ports as Actors in Industrial Networks 

      Hatteland, Carl Johan (Series of Dissertations;6, Doctoral thesis, 2010)
      The purpose of this thesis is to consider how port authorities can be characterized as actors in industrial contexts. The thesis uses the Industrial Network Approach to avoid bringing in typical views of what a port is ...
    • Regulation and Corporate Board Composition 

      Staubo, Siv (Series of Dissertations;1/2014, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      This thesis is in the field of corporate governance. The corporate governance structure involves laws, rules, and regulations on the distribution of rights and responsibilities among the different stakeholders in the firm. ...
    • The Relationship Between Intragroup Conflict, Group Size and Work Effectiveness 

      Hjertø, Kjell Brynjulf (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2006)
      The relationship between dimensions of intragroup conflict and work group effectiveness (group delivery and work group job satisfaction), and the moderating effects of group size on this relationship, was investigated. ...
    • Reorganizing healthcare services: Sensemaking and organizational innovation 

      Hungnes, Tonje (Series of Dissertation;11/2017, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      The purpose of this thesis is to provide a rich account of organizational innovation processes in order to gain novel insights into such processes. The study is based on two longitudinal empirical case studies from a ...
    • The Role of Intermediaries in Evolving Distribution Contexts: A Study of Car Distribution 

      Jensen, Leif-Magnus (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2009)
      This study contributes to the understanding of the role of intermediaries in contemporary distribution systems. These systems are characterised by an increased variety stemming both from changes in customer demand patterns, ...
    • The Role of the Package as an Information Resource in the Supply Chain: A case study of distributing fresh foods to retailers in Norway 

      Engelseth, Per (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2007)
      The objective of this study is to investigate the role of the package as an information resource in a supply chain context. The package is a physical resource that is designed in accordance with principles of packaging ...
    • Shipshaped: Kongsberg industry and innovations in deepwater technology, 1975-2007 

      Bjørnstad, Stein (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2009)
      Shipshaped is a thesis on the emergence of an innovative offshore supplier industry. Multiple influences combined to the success of various techniques to extract oil and gas without fixed platforms; this thesis put particular ...
    • Some Consequences of Vulnerability in Consumers' Life 

      Stagno, Emanuela (Series of Dissertations;07/2021, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
      Under the label of consumer vulnerability, researchers have included a variety of studies that focus on consumers who face challenging situations in the marketplace because of consumers’ individual characteristics (e.g., ...
    • State Ownership and Corporate Governance: Empirical Evidence from Norway and Sweden 

      Ludvigsen, Stine (Series of Dissertations;3/2010, Doctoral thesis, 2010)
      Since the late 1990s, the corporate governance of state-owned companies (SOCs) has moved to the forefront of the political agenda in several Western European countries and elsewhere. Triggered by large corporate scandals, ...
    • Switching Relations: The rise and fall of the Norwegian telecom industry 

      Christensen, Sverre A. (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2006)
      The last ten years have been marked by the increasing use of information and communication technologies, and particularly by different forms of telecommunications. At the same time, the telecom industry has gone through ...
    • Task Complexity and Expertise as Determinants of Task Perceptions and Performance: Why Technology-Structure Research has been unreliable and inconclusive 

      Hærem, Thorvald (Series of Dissertations;5/2002, Doctoral thesis, 2002)
      The revolutionary developments of new technologies are not paralleled in the research on consequences of technology in organizations. Approximately four decades have passed since Woodward’s (1958) findings of relationships ...
    • Televised sport: Exploring the structuration of producing change and stability in a public service institution 

      Solvoll, Mona Kristin (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2009)
      This thesis has both an empirical and a theoretical ambition. First, the empirical concern is uncovering the processes that shaped and influenced the production of televised football in the Norwegian Public Service ...
    • The Effects of Transaction Costs on the Performance of Foreign Direct Investments: An Empirical Investigation 

      Tomassen, Sverre (Series of Dissertations;10/2004, Doctoral thesis, 2004)
      The multinational companies’ (MNCs) use of foreign direct investments as a governance mechanism in the globalization of businesses has a cost. Together with expenses linked to production processes, additional costs are ...
    • The Perils of Self-Brand Connections: Consumer Response to Changes in Brand Imageoppdrag 

      Gaustad, Tarje (Series of Dissertations;3/2015, Doctoral thesis, 2015-04-24)
      Companies commit considerable resources to build brand associations that resonate with consumers’ identities and facilitate strong consumer-brand bonds. This dissertation investigated a potential disadvantage of this popular ...
    • The role of technology, ownership and origin in M&A performance 

      Zhovtobryukh, Yuriy (Series of Dissertations;2/2014, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      he massive value destruction for the acquiring firm shareholders found in recent studies on M&A performance puts a big question mark over M&A as a corporate growth strategy. However, not all M&A destroy value, which makes ...
    • Three essays on corporate boards 

      Støm, R. Øystein (Series of Dissertations, Doctoral thesis, 2008)
      The overriding theme of the three essays is the board of directors’ contribution to value creation. They use a data sample of Norwegian listed firms in the period 1989 to 2002, which by international standards constitute ...
    • Three essays on corporate control 

      Josefsen, Morten G. (Series of Dissertations;7/2011, Doctoral thesis, 2011)
      This dissertation consists of the three papers “Stakeholder rights and economic performance: The profitability of nonprofits” (with Øyvind Bøhren), “Stakeholder conflicts and dividend policy: A cleaner test” (with Øyvind ...