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  • Andrews, Michelle; Luo, Xueming; Fang, Zheng; Aspara, Jaakko (American Marketing Association, 2014)
  • Brunzell, Tor; Liljeblom, Eva (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2014-08)
    ´Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to survey chairmen’s perceptions of female board representation in five Nordic countries, focusing on whether the chairman’s perception of board work is related to gender diversity, and on differences between high- and low-risk firms. Design/methodology/approach – The authors combine data from a questionnaire directed to the chairmen of the boards in Nordic listed companieswith data on firmcharacteristics and board composition. Findings – The authors find that the chairmen (97.5 percent male) are significantly less satisfied with female board members as compared to male ones. The authors also find that firms with nomination committees have more gender diverse boards, as well as indications of a more positively perceived contribution of female representation in high-risk firms. Research limitations/implications – The study is restricted to perceptions of chairmen for listed Nordic firms. The low response rate of 20.1 percent is a severe limitation. Practical implications – The increasing practice of using nomination committees in the Nordic countries seems advantageous from gender balance perspective. Originality/value – The authors contribute to the literature on gender diversity in boards by providing results from a board intern perspective. Keywords Diversity, Board of directors, Board effectiveness, Gender minority Paper type Research paper
  • Haavisto, Ira; Kovacs, Gyöngyi (Gower, 2013)
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  • Nyman, Linus Morten; Lindman, Juho (Talent First Network, 2013-01-15)
  • Wahlen, Stefan; Laamanen, Mikko (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2015)
  • Korkeamäki, Timo; Pöyry, Salla Fanny Helena; Suo, Maiju (Elsevier BV * North-Holland, 2014)
  • Gebauer, Heiko; Kowalkowski, Christian (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2012)
    Purpose – The paper aims to provide a better understanding of the interrelatedness of customer and service orientations in the organizational structures of capital goods manufacturing companies. Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative, multi-case research design was employed using 36 European capital goods manufacturing companies. Findings – This article explored four different patterns of how companies move from being product-focused to service-focused, and from having an organizational structure that is geographically focused to one that is customer-focused. The four patterns are termed as follows: emphasizing service orientation, service-focused organizational structure, emphasizing customer orientation, and customer-focused organizational structure. Research limitations/implications – Although the study is based on 36 case studies, the external validity (generalizability) of the findings could not be assessed accurately. Practical implications – The description of the four organizational approaches offers guidance for managers to restructure their companies towards service and customer orientations. Originality/value – The article links the relatively independent discussions of service and customer orientations in the context of organizational structures. The four patterns provide a better understanding of how capital goods manufacturers integrate increased customer and service focuses in their organizational structures.
  • Strandvik, Tore; Holmlund, Maria; Edvardsson, Bo (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2012-01-20)
  • Tatham, Peter; Oloruntoba, Richard; Spens, Karen (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
  • Lindman, Juho; Tammisto, Yulia (2012-06-20)
  • Laakso, Mikael; Björk, Bo-Christer (John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2013)
    Delayed open access (OA) refers to scholarly articles in subscription journals made available openly on the web directly through the publisher at the expiry of a set embargo period. Though a substantial number of journals have practiced delayed OA since they started publishing e-versions, empirical studies concerning open access have often overlooked this body of literature. This study provides comprehensive quantitative measurements by identifying delayed OA journals, collecting data concerning their publication volumes, embargo lengths, and citation rates. Altogether 492 journals were identified, publishing a combined total of 111 312 articles in 2011. 77,8 % of these articles were made open access within 12 months from publication, with 85,4 % becoming available within 24 months. A journal impact factor analysis revealed that delayed OA journals have on average twice as high average citation rates compared to closed subscription journals, and three times as high as immediate OA journals. Overall the results demonstrate that delayed OA journals constitute an important segment of the openly available scholarly journal literature, both by their sheer article volume as well as by including a substantial proportion of high impact journals.
  • Kovacs, Gyöngyi; Matopoulos, Aristides; Hayes, Odran (IGI Global, 2012)
  • Rönnqvist, Samuel; Sarlin, Peter (2015)
  • Brunzell, Tor; Liljeblom, Eva; Vaihekoski, Mika (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, 2013-03-18)
    We study the determinants for the choice of capital budgeting methods and the setting of hurdle rates (WACCs) in five Nordic countries. Combining survey data with a rich set of determinants, including ownership data, CFO characteristics, and financial data, we find that the use of the Net Present Value method and the sophistication of the capital budgeting are related to firm characteristics, vari- ables proxying for real option features in investments and CFO characteristics (age and education). We also find support for significantly higher hurdle rates than motivated by economic theory. The premium is weakly positively related to managerial short-term pressure and strongly negatively related to the sophistica- tion level of the firm’s capital budgeting.
  • Tatham, Peter; Kovacs, Gyöngyi (IGI Global, 2012)
  • Biggemann, Sergio; Kowalkowski, Christian; Maley, Jane; Brege, Staffan (Elsevier Inc, 2013)