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Profile Areas in Research

Entrepreneurship

Research on entrepreneurship is focused on studying the entrepreneurial and innovation process and the operating methods associated with entrepreneurship. The main interest is to investigate the role of entrepreneurship within different economic, social, and cultural contexts.

Management control

We consider the production and use of valid and reliable information, provided by management control systems (MCS), as a core business competence in global competition. We study management accounting systems and practices, such as performance measurement and cost management, in inter-relation with other management control systems, as well as values and culture. Our research themes are closely linked to the challenges of developing and using MCS in fluid organisational environments, the role of MCS in innovation processes, and MCS in the creation and implementation of strategy. We are particularly interested in the behavioural and organisational implications of the design, implementation and use of MCS.

Networks in business

Several research groups are working in this area examining both inter-organisational and intra-organisational networks. Research focuses particularly on co-creation of services in private and public networks, supply chain performance and costs, and the functioning of decentralised specialist teams. Researchers produce new knowledge, for instance, on innovation, ethics and digitalisation in networks, and develop methods for network management and analysis.

Economic policy and markets

Research in this area focuses on analysing policy-relevant economic questions, within public economics, macroeconomics and finance. The team has strong expertise in quantitative methods and its research is characterised by rigorous mathematical modelling, econometric analysis and computation. The central research problems concern financial markets, housing markets, labour markets, the public sector and business cycles.

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