Per-Olof Bjuggren

Professor Emeritus

Economics , Jönköping International Business School

Professor Emeritus

CeFEO - Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership , Jönköping International Business School

Ph.D. in Science


Research

Bjuggren´s research interest includes several areas related to industrial organization and institutions. More specifically there is a focus on the fields of the theory of the firm, family business, corporate governance and law and economics. Together with Professor Dennis E. Mueller he is editing a book entitled “The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment" that will be published this year by Edward Elgar publishing company. The book contains papers from two international workshops organized by Per-Olof Bjuggren during 2006 and 2007.

He is also associated with the Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO) at JIBS, the Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Ratio Institute in Stockholm.

Bjuggren has published articles in journals such as Applied Financial Economics, European Journal of Law and Economics, International Review of Law and Economics, Small Business Economics, Geneva Papers of Risk and Insurance and Family Business Review. Several articles have also been published in refereed international books. He has together with Arne M Andersson and Olle Ohlsson published industrial organization textbooks (in Swedish).

Biography

Per-Olof Bjuggren has a Master of Political Science from Lund University and took his PhD in Economics at Lund University in 1986. The PhD thesis is about vertical integration in the Swedish pulp and paper industry. A new theoretical paradigm, the transaction cost approach, is used. It is one of first studies that use this approach empirically. In 1994 he was appointed associate professor of Economics at Linköping University. Since 2006 he is Professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School.

10 Selected Publications

1. "A Transaction Cost Perspective on Financial Distress and Capital Structure", The International Review of Law and Economics, no. 4, 1995.
2. “Competition for the Market in the Swedish Primary Health Care Sector", The International Review of Law and Economics, 18:529-541, 1998.
3. “Strategic Decision Making in Intergenerational Successions of Small and Medium-Sized Family Owned Businesses", (L-G Sund, co-author), Family Business Review, March, 2001.
4. “A Transaction Cost Rationale for Transition of the Firm within the Family", (L-G Sund, co-author), Small Business Economics, 19:123-133, 2002.
5. “Ownership of a Cultural Landmark — The Case of Gotha Canal" (H. af Donner, co-author), The International Review of Law and Economics, 21:499-519. 2002
6. “Organization of Successions of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises within the Family", (with L-G Sund), Family Business Review, December, 2005.
7. “Ownership, Control and Firm Performance: The Effects of Vote Differentiated Shares", (with Johan Eklund an Daniel Wiberg) , Applied Financial Economics, vol. 17, pp. 1323-1334, 2007..
8. “Industry Specific Effects in Investment Performance and Valuation of Firms", (with Daniel Wiberg), revised and accepted for publication in Empirica.
9. “Family-owned, limited close corporations and protection of ownership", (with Lars-Göran Sund), European Journal of Law and Economics, 23:273-283
10. “3.12-reglerna: en ekonomisk analys" (med Dan Johansson och Gunnar Du Rietz), Ekonomisk Debatt, nr 7, 2007.

Article

Bjuggren, P., Nordström, L., Palmberg, J. (2018). Are female leaders more efficient in family firms than in non-family firms? Corporate Governance : The International Journal of Effective Board Performance, 18(2), 185-205. More information
Bjuggren, P., Domeij, B., Horn, A. (2017). Swedish Patent Litigation Survey of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises , 234-248 Stockholm: Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd . More information
Bjuggren, P. (2016). Marginal q revisited Applied Economics, 48(1), 52-58. More information
Bjuggren, P., Eklund, J., Wiberg, D. (2016). Institutional ownership and returns on investment Corporate Ownership & Control, 13(4Cont3), 419-430. More information
Bjuggren, P., Domeij, B., Horn, A. (2015). Sverige måste hantera patent snabbare , 13 november. More information
Bjuggren, P., Domeij, B., Horn, A. (2015). Swedish patent litigation in comparison to European NIR: Nordiskt immateriellt rättsskydd, 504-522. More information
Bjuggren, P., Eklund, J. (2015). Property rights and the cost of capital European Journal of Law and Economics, 39(3), 523-537. More information
Bjuggren, P., Sund, L. (2014). A contractual perspective on succession in family firms: a stakeholder view European Journal of Law and Economics, 38(2), 211-225. More information
Sund, L., Bjuggren, P. (2013). No Gift and Inheritance Tax: No problems left for succession of family-owned businesses? European Business Law Review, 24(1), 149-159. More information
Bjuggren, P., Duggal, R., Giang, D. (2012). Ownership Dispersion and Capital Structures in Family Firms: A Study of Closed Medium-Sized Enterprises Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 25(2), 185-200. More information
Sund, L., Bjuggren, P. (2012). Protection of ownership in family firms: Post-sale purchase clauses and management perspective European Journal of Law and Economics, 33(2), 359-370. More information
Bjuggren, P., Sund, L. (2011). Ownership Restrictions, Risk and Team Considerations in Family-owned Businesses European Business Law Review, 22(1), 93-105. More information
Bjuggren, P., Eklund, J. (2010). Svenska storföretag måste höja sina aktieutdelningar , 6 april. More information
Bjuggren, P., Palmberg, J. (2010). The Impact of Vote Differentiation on Investment Performance in Listed Family Firms Family Business Review, 23(4), 327-340. More information
Bjuggren, P., Wiberg, D. (2008). Industry Specific Effects in Investment Performance and Valuation of Firms Empirica, 35(3), 279-291. More information
Bjuggren, P., Johansson, D., Du Rietz, G. (2007). 3.12-reglerna: en ekonomisk analys Ekonomisk Debatt, 18-30. More information
Bjuggren, P., Eklund, J., Wiberg, D. (2007). Ändra hellre skattereglerna än lex Leo , 24 april. More information
Sund, L., Bjuggren, P. (2007). Family-owned, limited close corporations and protection of ownership European Journal of Law and Economics, 23(3), 273-283. More information
Bjuggren, P., Eklund, J., Wiberg, D. (2007). Ownership structure, control and firm performance: The effects of vote-differentiated shares Applied Financial Economics, 17(6), 1323-1334. More information
Bjuggren, P., Bohman, H. (2006). Ownership, control and performance in the most actively traded companies on Stockholm stock exchange: A comparison between 1999 and 2001 Corporate ownership & control, 4(1), 146-155. More information
Bjuggren, P., Andersson, Å., Johansson, B., Karlsson, C. (2006). Kommunal markskatt är mycket bättre , 22 september. More information
Bjuggren, P., Sund, L. (2005). Organization of transfers of small and medium-sized enterprises within the family: Tax law considerations Family Business Review, 18(4), 305-319. More information
Bjuggren, P., Sund, L. (2003). Organisering av generationsskifte i små och medelstora familjeföretag Skattenytt, 527-. More information
Bjuggren, P., Sund, L. (2002). A Transaction Cost Rationale for Transition of the Firm within the Family Small Business Economics, 19(2), 123-133. More information
Bjuggren, P., Sund, L. (2001). Strategic Decision Making in Intergenerational Successions of Small- and Medium-Size Family-Owned Businesses Family Business Review, 14(1), 11-23. More information

Book

Bjuggren, P., Melin, L., Ericsson, A., Hall, A., Haag, K., Nordqvist, M. (2004). Ägarskiften och ledarskiften i företag: En fördjupad analys. Stockholm: Nutek More information

Book chapter

Bjuggren, P., Palmberg, J. (2009). A contractual perspective of the firm with an application to the maritime Industry. In: The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment (pp. 63 -81). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar More information
Bjuggren, P., Eklund, J. (2009). The cost of legal uncertainty: The impact of insecure property rights on cost of capital. In: Per-Olof Bjuggren, Dennis C. Mueller (Ed.), The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment (pp. 167 -184). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar More information
Bjuggren, P., Wiberg, D. (2009). Ownership, Succession and Entrepreneurship in an Aging Society: Is There a Transition Problem?. In: Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson & Roger R. Stough (Ed.), Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition (pp. 57 -76). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar More information
Bjuggren, P. (2006). The Swedish 3G Beauty Contest: A Beauty or a Beast?. In: The Emerging Digital Economy: Entrepreneurship, Clusters, and Policy (pp. 277 -291). Berlin: Springer More information
Bjuggren, P. (2006). Liberalisation of the Telecom Sector and the Changed Role of the State: The Swedish Development from a Transatlantic Perspective. In: The End of Sovereignty: A Transatlantic Perspective (pp. 433 -457). Hamburg: Munster Lit More information
Bjuggren, P., Eklund, J. (2006). Turnover and mobility of firms and establishments in the Swedish service sector: A structural survey. In: Entrepreneurship and Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy (pp. 149 -166). New York: Routledge More information
Bjuggren, P. (2005). 3G och skönhetstävlingar ur ett kontraktsperspektiv. In: Studier i rättsekonomi: Festskrift till Ingemar Ståhl (pp. 29 -42). Lund: Studentlitteratur More information
Bjuggren, P., Bohman, H. (2004). Institutional Framework and Ownership in the Swedish Newspaper Sector: Implications for profitability and pluralism. In: Transatlantic Perspectives on Liberalization and Democratic Governance (pp. 40 -57). Munster: Lit Verlag More information

Collections

(2009). The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar More information

Conference paper

Bjuggren, P., Palmberg, J., Sund, L., Haag, K. (2014). The Dichotomy and Incongruity of Financing a Family Owned Business and Securing Ownership Positions. 3rd International Forum on Indigenous Management Practices (3rd IFIMP) Conference, Vientiane, 16-19 March, 2014. More information
Sund, L., Bjuggren, P. (2010). Ownership restrictions, risk and team considerations in family-owned businesses. 7th International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Research Exchange, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 02-05 February 2010. More information
Sund, L., Bjuggren, P. (2010). No gift and inheritance tax: No problems upon successions of family owned businesses?. International Conference on Applied Business Research (ICABR), United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah: November 29 - December 3, 2010. More information
Högberg, A., Bjuggren, P. (2010). Legal Origin and Size Effects in European Listed Firms. EURAM – European Academy of Management 10th Annual Conference, Rome, 'Tor Vergata' University of Rome, May 19-22, 2010. More information
Sund, L., Bjuggren, P., Wiberg, D. (2009). Ownership, Succession and Entrepreneurship in an Aging Society: Is there a Transition Problem?. International Conference on Applied Business research (ICABR), Malta, Valletta: September 21 - September 25, 2009. More information
Högberg, A., Bjuggren, P. (2009). Large Listed Firms in Europe: Impact of legal tradition and ownership structure onperformance. Europeisk Intergration i Svensk Ekonomisk Forskning, Mölle. More information
Bjuggren, P., Dzansi, J. (2008). Remittances and Investment. 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information
Bjuggren, P., Palmberg, J. (2008). Swedish Listed Family Firms and Entrepreneurial Spirit. 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information
Andersson, D., Andersson, M., Bjuggren, P., Högberg, A. (2007). Corporate Governance Structures, Legal Origin and Firm Performance: A comparative Marginal Q-analysis of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Sweden. 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information
Bjuggren, P., Andersson, M., Högberg, A. (2007). Corporate Governance Structure, Legal Origin and Firm Performance: A Comparative margnial Q-Analysis of Taiwan, HongKong and Sweden. 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information
Bjuggren, P., Palmberg, J. (2007). A Contractual Perspective of the Firm with an Application to the Maritime Industry. 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information
Andersson, D., Andersson, M., Bjuggren, P., Högberg, A. (2007). Corporate Governance Structures, Legal Origin and Firm Performance: A comparative Marginal Q-analysis of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Sweden. 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information
Bjuggren, P., Wiberg, D. (2005). A Regional Perspective on Firm Ownership and Performance: The Case of the Jönköping Province. Uddevalla: University of Trollhättan/Uddevalla, 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information
Bjuggren, P., Eklund, J., Wiberg, D. (2004). Ownership, Control and Performance in Swedish Listed Companies. 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information
Palmberg, J., Bjuggren, P. . The Impact of Investment Performance of Vote Differentiation in Family Firms. 55th Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association International, New York, November, 2008. More information

Report

Bjuggren, P., Palmberg, J. (2008). Swedish Listed Family Firms and Entrepreneurial Spirit. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies More information

Review

Bjuggren, P. (2015). Ingen tillväxt utan tillitsfrämjande lagstiftning: Robert D Cooter och Hans-Bernd Schäfer: Solomon’s Knot: How Law Can End the Poverty of Nations, Princeton University Press, 2012, 344 sidor, 978-0-69114-792-5. More information
Bjuggren, P. (2013). Book review of Innovation, economic growth and the firm: Theory and evidence of industrial dynamics, Jean-luc Gaffard and Evens Salies (eds.), Edward Elgar, 2010. More information
Bjuggren, P. (2010). ”Skattepolitik från insidan” bokanmälan av Sven-Olof Lodin: Professorn som blev näringslivstorped – min tid i skattepolitiken. More information
Bjuggren, P. (2007). Entreprenörskap: den viktigaste produktionsfaktorn. More information






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