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Lars Oxelheim


Lars Oxelheim is a Professor of International Business and Finance at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway, and Professor Emeritus at Lund University, Sweden. He is an Honorary Professor at the Fudan University, Shanghai, founding chairman of the Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE), and affiliated to IFN. Lars Oxelheim is an active member of several international research networks and serves on the editorial board of a number of journals. He is a delegate of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), of the Royal Society of Letters at Lund, and elected fellow of the European International Business Academy. 

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Lars Oxelheim

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Research interests: Corporate governance, Globalization, International business, International investments, International trade, Monetary economics, Risk management, Subsidies to businesses

Among the questions that Lars Oxelheim tries to answer with his research:

  • Does the diversification of the corporate board of directors create shareholder value? What value is created with a diversified company board?
  • How to design a program to incentivize the CEO and his/her management team in a value-creating way?
  • Which ownership model is paramount in creating value and economic growth?
  • How to develop a management system for dealing with corporate exposure to macroeconomic risks?
  • How can a company distinguish between persistent and temporary profit in times of macroeconomic turbulence?
  • How should macroeconomic impact on business performance be reported to external stakeholders?
  • What is "optimal transparency" and how might deviations from this state of affairs be linked to economic growth?
  • To what extent is language a barrier to the internationalization of a company's board?
  • To what extent are financial factors important in a company's decisions on cross-border real investment?
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