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Unnikrishnan, A. & Månsson, J. (2023). Att mäta produktivitetstillväxt, tekniska framsteg och effektivitetsförändringar i industriländer. Stockholm: Entreprenörskapsforum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att mäta produktivitetstillväxt, tekniska framsteg och effektivitetsförändringar i industriländer
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Entreprenörskapsforum, 2023. p. 26
Series
Working paper ; 2023:69
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics a nd Managemen
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25659 (URN)
Available from: 2023-11-29 Created: 2023-11-29 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved
Majiwa, E., Lee, B., Månsson, J. & Wilson, C. (2023). Does hiring a manager improve efficiency - owner vs. non-owner management control of rice mills. Journal of economic studies, 50(4), 718-733
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does hiring a manager improve efficiency - owner vs. non-owner management control of rice mills
2023 (English)In: Journal of economic studies, ISSN 0144-3585, E-ISSN 1758-7387, Vol. 50, no 4, p. 718-733Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose In this study, the impact of owner-operator and non-owner operator rice mills on productive efficiency is investigated. Design/methodology/approach Primary data collected from a survey of 111 rice mills in the Mwea region of Kenya are used. A metafrontier approach is employed to measure overall technical efficiency which is decomposed into managerial and organisational efficiency. Findings The results reveal no significant difference in overall technical and managerial efficiency between owner and non-owner operated mills. However, a significant difference exists in organisational efficiency of mills: non-owner operated mills were found to be performing significantly better than owner-operated. Practical implications The authors provide supporting evidence to the study and discuss some of the significant policy implications stemming from the study. Originality/value It is recognised that for owners to take the risk of divesting control to a hired manager rather than manage the firm themselves can have major strategic, financial and often emotional consequences. However, there is little empirical evidence on how production efficiency will develop as a result of hiring a manager with the underlying economic theory providing ambiguous guidance. Standard economic theory assumes that firms behave as profit maximisers, which can be achieved by operating efficiently. However, this may not always be the case and as the literature indicates, this may especially be so for small businesses in low- and middle-income countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
Performance measurement, Data envelopment analysis, Efficiency, Developing countries, Owner and non-owner operated mills
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-23524 (URN)10.1108/JES-12-2021-0605 (DOI)000825632300001 ()2-s2.0-85134012347 (Scopus ID)
Note

open access

Available from: 2022-08-12 Created: 2022-08-12 Last updated: 2023-06-19Bibliographically approved
Månsson, J. & Gartell, M. (2023). Förslag till förbättrade förutsättningar för en evidensbaserad näringspolitik. Östersund: Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förslag till förbättrade förutsättningar för en evidensbaserad näringspolitik
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser, 2023. p. 39
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Industrial Economics a nd Managemen
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25312 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-23 Created: 2023-08-23 Last updated: 2023-08-23Bibliographically approved
Månsson, J., Avdeitchikova, S. & Langaas, R. (2023). Ger företagsstödjande strukturfondsinsatser effekt på lång sikt?. Östersund: Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ger företagsstödjande strukturfondsinsatser effekt på lång sikt?
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser, 2023. p. 67
Series
Tillväxtanalys PM ; 2022:11:03
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Industrial Economics a nd Managemen
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25313 (URN)
Available from: 2023-08-23 Created: 2023-08-23 Last updated: 2023-08-23Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Månsson, J. (2023). Tillväxtpolitiska insatsers logik, effekt och utvärderingsbarhet. Östersund: Tillväxtanalys: Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tillväxtpolitiska insatsers logik, effekt och utvärderingsbarhet
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Tillväxtanalys: Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser, 2023. p. 65
Series
Rapport 2023 ; 14
Keywords
Tillväxtpolitik, utvärdering, entreprenörskap, innovation, tillväxtpolitiska insatser
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25540 (URN)
Available from: 2023-11-03 Created: 2023-11-03 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Behrenz, L. & Månsson, J. (2023). Why don’t employers hire long-term unemployed entitled to a wage subsidy? The employer’s perspective on subsidised employment. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 44(1), 161-183
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why don’t employers hire long-term unemployed entitled to a wage subsidy? The employer’s perspective on subsidised employment
2023 (English)In: Economic and Industrial Democracy, ISSN 0143-831X, E-ISSN 1461-7099, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 161-183Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite a generous system with high wage subsidies for the long-term unemployed and newly arrived immigrants, many Swedish employers do not make use of this opportunity. This study seeks to increase knowledge of why some employers use the opportunity and others do not. Both register and survey data and combined register and survey data are used. One finding is that employers lack information about the subsidy programmes, although employers that had previously employed subsidised workers were much more likely to employ them in the future. Thus, a key policy question is how to present these subsidies to employers to reduce this barrier. The study also found that some employers hired people from these groups from altruistic motives. However, some employers responded that they would not employ a person entitled to a subsidy, regardless of the content of the subsidy scheme. © The Author(s) 2021.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Employer perspective, recruitment, wage subsidies
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-22549 (URN)10.1177/0143831X211064338 (DOI)000736622100001 ()2-s2.0-85121813879 (Scopus ID)
Note

open access

Available from: 2022-01-11 Created: 2022-01-11 Last updated: 2023-06-19Bibliographically approved
Månsson, J. & Behrenz, L. (2022). Bakåtblick på vägen fram – en ESO-rapport om etableringsprocessen på svensk arbetsmarknad. Stockholm: Regeringskansliet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bakåtblick på vägen fram – en ESO-rapport om etableringsprocessen på svensk arbetsmarknad
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Regeringskansliet, 2022
Series
Rapport till Expertgruppen för studier i offentlig ekonomi ; 2022:1
Keywords
Arbetsmarknadsetablering, longitudinell
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Industrial Economics a nd Managemen
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-23756 (URN)978-91-525-0414-7 (ISBN)978-91-525-0415-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-10-16 Created: 2022-10-16 Last updated: 2022-10-26Bibliographically approved
Månsson, J., Andersson, C. & Bonander, F. (2022). What lessons can be learned from cost efficiency? The case of Swedish district courts. European Journal of Law and Economics, 54(3), 431-451
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What lessons can be learned from cost efficiency? The case of Swedish district courts
2022 (English)In: European Journal of Law and Economics, ISSN 0929-1261, E-ISSN 1572-9990, Vol. 54, no 3, p. 431-451Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many studies have reported findings regarding technical efficiency (i.e., resource use) for district courts around the world. However, our review of previous research did not find any studies targeting cost efficiency. To fill this gap, this study investigates the cost efficiency of Swedish district courts. We apply the Farrell framework and decompose cost efficiency into allocative and technical efficiency. The study finds substantial cost inefficiency for district courts in Sweden, which is mainly due to allocative inefficiency (i.e., having the wrong input mix or paying too much for inputs). This result is not surprising since, for example, there is regional heterogeneity in input prices (i.e., wages and rents). However, it also reveals the potential of, for example, moving district courts out of city centres and high-priced areas. On the other hand, the location and staffing of district courts serve other competing policy concerns, such as the proximity of citizens to district courts. The cost-efficiency analysis gives information about the cost of these competing policy concerns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER, 2022
Keywords
Cost efficiency, Decomposition, Allocative efficiency, Technical efficiency, District courts
National Category
Economics Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-22948 (URN)10.1007/s10657-022-09739-4 (DOI)000790185000001 ()2-s2.0-85129271169 (Scopus ID)
Note

open access

Available from: 2022-05-24 Created: 2022-05-24 Last updated: 2022-11-18Bibliographically approved
Unnikrishnan, A. & Månsson, J. (2021). Turismens ekonomiska effekt i regioner och kommuner: En kartläggning och explorativt försök att analysera turismsektorn genom kvantitativa metoder och existerande data. Stockholm: Tillväxtverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Turismens ekonomiska effekt i regioner och kommuner: En kartläggning och explorativt försök att analysera turismsektorn genom kvantitativa metoder och existerande data
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Tillväxtverket, 2021. p. 47
Series
Tillväxtverkets rapportserie ; 0379
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics a nd Managemen
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25668 (URN)978-91-89255-36-4 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
Available from: 2023-11-29 Created: 2023-11-29 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9078-0511

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