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The Stockholm School of Economics, SSE is one of Europe's leading business schools. SSE is a privately owned business school that receives 78% of its financing from private sources and 22% from the Swedish government. SSE offers bachelors, masters and MBA programs, along with highly regarded PhD- and extensive Executive Education programs .SSE's Masters in Management program is ranked no. 33 worldwide by the Financial Times. QS ranks SSE no.26 among universities in the field of economics worldwide.SSE is accredited by EQUIS certifying that all of its main activities, teaching as well as research, are of the highest international standards. SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS together with universities such as London School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Tsinghua University, Bocconi University, HEC Paris, ESADE Business School, and the University of St. Gallen.SSE has founded sister organizations: SSE Riga in Riga, Latvia, and SSE Russia in St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. It also operates the European Institute of Japanese Studies , a research institute in Tokyo, Japan. Wikipedia.

Ulbrich F.,Stockholm School of Economics
Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy | Year: 2010

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to combine translation theory with aspects of socio-technology and systems theory to study the adoption of shared services in a public-sector organization. The paper aims to involve the process of translating the shared-services idea in concert with people and policies, both in terms of inputs and outputs. Design/methodology/approach: An interpretive case-study strategy was applied. Findings: The mutual impact of process, people, and policies shed light on what influences the adoption of the shared-services idea. The translation process considers different people and policy aspects, transforming the idea into a specific configuration that reflects the organization's individual conditions. Research limitations/implications: The in-depth case study enables better understanding of the adoption of shared services at an organizational level. The paper enriches previous research on the translation of management ideas. It is limited to the extent that it focuses on one particular case, which restricts the possibilities for a wider generalization. Practical implications: The paper indicates a lack of national policies to embrace the shared-services idea fully at the studied organization. The paper can aid governments in paving the way for the adoption of management ideas in public-sector organizations. Originality/value: The paper extends previous research on the adoption of management ideas and, especially, how the idea of shared services is adopted. It illustrates the translation process, how this process shapes personal and factual outcomes, and what this means for the adoption of the shared services idea at an organizational level. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Source

Salomonsson M.,Stockholm School of Economics
Journal of Theoretical Biology | Year: 2010

This paper surveys the literature on group selection. I describe the early contributions and the group selection controversy. I also describe the main approaches to group selection in the recent literature; fixation, assortative group formation, and reproductive externalities. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Jonsson B.,Stockholm School of Economics
Clinical Cancer Research | Year: 2013

Health technology assessment (HTA) has become the key health policy instrument for managing the introduction and use of new oncology drugs in Europe. While the methodology of technology assessment, including calculations of cost-effectiveness, is applicable in principle also to oncology, the implementation in practice has its specific problems and consequences. Most of them are linked to the specific need to do the assessment early in the development, with limited data on outcome in clinical practice. Technology assessments ask for estimates of gains in mean survival, whereas trials are powered to study differences in progression-free or overall median survival. The development of targeted therapies and personalized cancer medicine offers opportunities but also increases the complexity of the assessment. Joint assessment of a diagnostic and a new treatment increases the number intervention strategies that must be considered, and thus the need for data. The translation from efficacy in trials to relative effectiveness in clinical practice must also be considered. The close link between pricing of new oncology drugs and their cost-effectiveness makes the use of technology assessment for policy decisions complicated for all stakeholders involved. But without an obvious alternative that is better, the likely future is that HTA will play an increasing role in informing policy decisions aimed at evidence-based cancer care. ©2013 AACR. Source

Skold M.,Stockholm School of Economics
Journal of Product Innovation Management | Year: 2012

Technology represents the primordial force for companies and organizations in securing long-term competitiveness. In the intensive search to access new technology, organizations are more and more looking beyond the borders of the focal firm and becoming involved in various networks with suppliers, consultants, partners, and others. However, the distinction between the focal firm, on the one hand, and networks, on the other, is in this paper argued to be too extensive without intermediating nuances. Less focus is given to an in-between perspective configured by business groups or concerns here defined as parent corporations with subsidiary companies. It is this perspective of business groups with characteristics between individual firms and open networks that is of interest in this paper. The focus is on manufacturing business groups in which the companies will typically have individual as well as common technologies. The research aim is to develop a framework to be used as an analytical tool for understanding and organizing technology sharing in manufacturing business groups. The research approach was to study technology sharing in a natural setting combining multiple in-depth sources of evidence in a clinical research setting. A prestudy identified key dimensions in classifying cases leading to four clusters of typified cases. Data were gathered from meetings with 24 managers from various research and development (R&D) units who met regularly every other week during seven months, in-depth interviews, internal documents and protocols, and workshops. Following the clinical field-study approach, findings are theoretically validated in relation to literature. The analysis identifies and depicts four different types of technology-sharing scenarios in manufacturing business groups. Each type has particular characteristics of its own. The four scenarios together provide a synthesized portfolio with different types of dimensions. A first dimension makes a distinction between sharing new technology development versus existing technology. Another distinguishes between technologies aimed at the whole business group and those aimed at specific segments. The two dimensions together comprise four different types of technology-sharing alternatives. Each one of them can be used at the focal firm, and together, they are applicable from a business group perspective comprising technology-sharing portfolios of manufacturing business groups. © 2011 Product Development & Management Association. Source

Salvo A.,Northwestern University | Huse C.,Stockholm School of Economics
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Year: 2013

How consumers might switch from gasoline and diesel to alternative energy sources is not known, since the availability of alternatives is currently very limited. To bridge this gap, we exploit exogenous variation in ethanol prices at Brazil's pumps and uncover substantial consumer heterogeneity in the choice between long-established gasoline and an alternative that is similarly available and usable: sugarcane ethanol. We observe roughly 20% of flexible-fuel motorists choosing gasoline when gasoline is priced 20% above ethanol in energy-adjusted terms ($/mile) and, similarly, 20% of motorists choosing ethanol when ethanol is priced 20% above gasoline. We use transaction-level data to explore "non-price" characteristics which differentiate the two goods in the minds of different groups of consumers. Our findings suggest-and a counterfactual illustrates-that switching away from gasoline en masse, should this be desired, would require considerable price discounts to boost voluntary adoption, in the US and elsewhere. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. Source

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