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Andersson, Fredrik
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Andersson, F., Jordahl, H. & Josephson, J. (2019). Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality. Örebro: Örebro University, School of Business
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2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We review the literature on public sector outsourcing to explore if the theoretical predictions from the incomplete contracts literature hold up to recent empirical evidence. Guided by theory, we arrange services according to the type and magnitude of their contractibility problems. The empirical studies point at rather favourable outsourcing outcomes, in terms of costs and quality, for services without severe contracting problems. The picture is more mixed for services with tougher contracting problems, with the weight of the evidence in favour of public provision. This difference between services is largely in line with the property-rights framework and theories of incomplete contracts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro University, School of Business, 2019. p. 37
Series
Working Papers, School of Business, ISSN 1403-0586 ; 4
Keywords
Privatization, property rights, publicly provided goods
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76501 (URN)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationSwedish Social Insurance Agency
Note

JEL classification: D23, H11, L33

Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F., Jordahl, H. & Josephson, J. (2019). Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality. Bonn: IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We review the literature on public sector outsourcing to explore if the theoretical predictions from the incomplete contracts literature hold up to recent empirical evidence. Guided by theory, we arrange services according to the type and magnitude of their contractibility problems. The empirical studies point at rather favourable outsourcing outcomes, in terms of costs and quality, for services without severe contracting problems. The picture is more mixed for services with tougher contracting problems, with the weight of the evidence in favour of public provision. This difference between services is largely in line with the property-rights framework and theories of incomplete contracts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bonn: IZA Institute of Labor Economics, 2019. p. 38
Series
IZA Discussion Paper Series, ISSN 2365-9793 ; 12401
Keywords
Privatization, property rights, publicly provided goods
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76503 (URN)
Note

JEL Classification: D23, H11, L33

Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F., Jordahl, H. & Josephson, J. (2019). Outsourcing Public Services: Contractibility, Cost, and Quality. CESifo Economic Studies, 65(4), 349-372
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2019 (English)In: CESifo Economic Studies, ISSN 1610-241X, E-ISSN 1612-7501, Vol. 65, no 4, p. 349-372Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We review the literature on public sector outsourcing to explore if the theoretical predictions from the incomplete contracts literature hold up to recent empirical evidence. Guided by theory, we arrange services according to the type and magnitude of their contractibility problems. The empirical studies point at rather favourable outsourcing outcomes, in terms of costs and quality, for services without severe contracting problems. The picture is more mixed for services with tougher contracting problems, with the weight of the evidence in favour of public provision. This difference between services is largely in line with the property-rights framework and theories of incomplete contracts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2019
Keywords
Privatization, property rights, publicly provided goods
National Category
Economics and Business Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76635 (URN)10.1093/cesifo/ifz009 (DOI)000506800300002 ()2-s2.0-85077753707 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationSwedish Social Insurance Agency
Note

JEL L33 - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprises and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting OutD23 - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property RightsH11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government

Available from: 2019-09-23 Created: 2019-09-23 Last updated: 2020-01-27Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F. & Lodefalk, M. (2018). Svenska affärsänglar: hur lyckas de med sina investeringar?. Ekonomisk Debatt, 46(3), 29-39
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2018 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 46, no 3, p. 29-39Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Aktiebolag som affärsänglar investerar i blir med högre sannolikhet snabbväxande företag, s k gasellföretag, jämfört med ett slumpmässigt valt aktiebolag. Resultatet håller även efter att affärsänglarnas företag jämförts med liknande ”tvillingföretags” tillväxt. Detta kan indikera att det är affärsänglarna som bidrar och hjälper till att utveckla företag i stället för att de enbart väljer ut ”vinnarföretag” att investera i, s k picking cherries-beteende.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nationalekonomiska Föreningen, 2018
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-75995 (URN)
Available from: 2019-09-01 Created: 2019-09-01 Last updated: 2019-09-12Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F., Johansson, D., Karlsson, J., Lodefalk, M. & Poldahl, A. (2018). The Characteristics of Family Firms: Exploiting Information on Ownership, Kinship and Governance Using Total Population Data. Small Business Economics, 51(3), 539-556
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2018 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 51, no 3, p. 539-556Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Family firms are often considered characteristically different from non-family firms. However, our understanding of family firms suffers from an inability to identify them in total population data; information is rarely available regarding owners, their kinship, and their involvement in firm governance. We present a method for identifying domiciled family firms using register data; this method offers greater accuracy than previous methods. We apply this method to Swedish data concerning firm ownership, governance, and kinship from 2004 to 2010. We find that the family firm is a significant organizational form, contributing over one third of all employment and gross domestic product (GDP). Family firms are common in most industries and range in size. Furthermore, we find that, compared to private non-family firms, family firms have fewer total assets, employment, and sales and carry higher solidity, although family firms are more profitable. These differences diminish with firm size. We conclude that the term “family firm” includes a large variety of firms, and we call for increased attention to their heterogeneity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2018
Keywords
Entrepreneur, Family firms, Employment, GDP, Register data
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-61172 (URN)10.1007/s11187-017-9947-6 (DOI)000443439100003 ()2-s2.0-85030325971 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Familjeföretagandets betydelse
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationSwedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
Available from: 2017-09-28 Created: 2017-09-28 Last updated: 2020-04-08Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F., Johansson, D., Karlsson, J., Lodefalk, M. & Poldahl, A. (2017). The Characteristics and Performance of Family Firms: Exploiting information on ownership, governance and kinship using total population data. Örebro, Sweden: Örebro University School of Business
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2017 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Family firms are often considered characteristically different from non-family firms, and the economic implications of these differences have generated significant academic debate. However, our understanding of family firms suffers from an inability to identify them in total population data, as this requires information on owners, their kinship and involvement in firm governance, which is rarely available. We present a method for identifying domiciled family firms using register data that offers greater accuracy than previous methods. We then apply it to data from Statistics Sweden concerning firm ownership, governance and kinship over the years 2004-2010. Next, we use Swedish data to estimate these firms’ economic contribution to total employment and gross domestic product (GDP) and compare them to private domiciled non-family firms in terms of their characteristics and economic performance. We find that the family firm is the prevalent organizational form, contributing to over one-third of all employment and GDP. Family firms are common across industries and sizes, ranging from the smallest producers to the largest multinational firms. However, their characteristics differ across sizes and legal forms, thereby indicating that the seemingly contradictory findings among previous studies on family firms may be due to unobserved heterogeneity. We furthermore find that they are smaller than private non-family firms in employment and sales and carry higher solidity, although they are more profitable. These differences diminish with firm size, however. We conclude that the term ‘family firm’ contains great diversity and call for increased attention to their heterogeneity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro, Sweden: Örebro University School of Business, 2017. p. 58
Series
Working Papers, School of Business, ISSN 1403-0586 ; 2017:1
Keywords
Entrepreneur, family firms, employment, GDP, register data
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-64148 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved
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