Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, was the 2013 recipient of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Now here prize lecture is published in Small Business Economics focusing on her work on the role of entrepreneurial activity in the formation of regional industry clusters.
There are no neutral compensation models. Each offers incentives and thus it is important to determine what you want to achieve, explained researcher Peter Lindgren, author of the report Reimbursement in health care - models, effects and recommendations, at a workshop on Wednesday. He asserted that different models suits different categories of care. The report is included in the IFN and SNS joint project Från välfärdsstat till välfärdssamhälle (From welfare state to a welfare society).
The most downloaded article in the scientific journal Economics Letters is written by Martin Ljunge, IFN. More than 1,500 people have so far downloaded the article published in the first issue of 2014. Ljunge writes about how democracy fosters trust. He has studied trust among second-generation immigrants and correlates it with democracy in the father's country of birth. He notes that democratic institutions have a positive effect on cultural norms, which are important to promote both prosperity and health.
On Tuesday a new research report was presented – Welfare services: licensing, supervision and monitoring, authored by Eva Hagbjer. The report is published by SNS (Centre for Business and Policy Studies) within the framework of the joint project between IFN and SNS From Welfare State to Welfare Society. In the report the rules that ensure quality of welfare services are identified. Eva Lindström commented on the report saying that “it's impressive". Lindström is chairperson of a committee on ownership assessment (ägarprövningutredningen) with the mission to propose requirements that may be imposed on owners in the welfare sector.
During 2014 Richard Öhrvall, Statistics Sweden (SCB) and IFN, will be blogging about the upcoming elections in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. The blog's title is Three hundred and twelve. Why? "During 2014 we have 312 elections: Elections in 290 municipalities, 20 county councils/regions, Swedish parliament and the European parliament," explains Richard Öhrvall who is at the same time writing his thesis in political science at Linköping University. The subject is political participation.
Gabriel Sahlgren, Research Director at the Centre for Market Reform of Education, London, and affiliated researcher at IFN will speak before the British Education Committee in parliament on Wednesday March 19. The topic is "Academies and free schools". The purpose of the session "is to explore whether academisation has had a positive impact on student attainment."
The IAEE Best Paper Awards committee has selected a working paper authored by Sara Fogelberg and Ewa Lazarczyk, both IFN, to receive a student paper award at the 37th IAEE International Conference. In addition to this award Sara Fogelberg and Ewa Lazarczyk will compete with three further recipients for the “Best Paper Award” that will be revealed at conference in June 2014. The title of the paper is “Strategic Withholding through Production Failures in the Nordic Electricity Market, Nord Pool”.
The 2014 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is awarded to Professor Shaker Zahra, Professor of Strategy and Robert E. Buuck Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Global Award is the leading international award in entrepreneurship research with a prize sum of EUR 100 000.