Corporate governance and corporate entrepreneurship : empirical studies on Swedish riding schools

Sammanfattning: This composite licentiate dissertation is based on the observation that governance and entrepreneurship are related with each other and that governance may differ depending on the specific organisational form that organises the businesses. Governance refers to corporate governance, including mechanisms aimed at governing the organisation in the interests of the principals. Entrepreneurship refers to corporate entrepreneurship and the process aimed at enhancing strategic opportunism and risk taking. Organisational forms refer to diferent existing forms of organisations, for example, corporations, non-profit associations, single proprietorship, co-operatives, or partnerships. The dissertation includes three separate papers with different focuses within the frame. The overall conclusion is that CG mechanisms appear to be influential on CE and that the influence of the incentives that property rights has for organisations' participants are relevant to consider. The nature of the dissertation, however, is explorative, suggesting the linkages and studies to be at a first stage, and in need of further exploration and investigation.

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