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The Effects of Internationalization on the Composition of Board of Directors: A Quantitative Study of Swedish Multinational Corporations
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The number of multinational corporations (MNCs) has increased tremendously since the 1990s,

as companies have started to act in a more global environment. This has resulted in more

integration between economies, where companies have to adjust to this changing environment. In

this paper, we study the impact of internationalization on nationality diversity in boards of

Swedish MNCs during the period 1994-2012. Our propositions suggest that board size, a

company’s degree of internationalization and country of origin are contributing factors that affect

how a board is composed. Our findings concluded that companies with a high degree of

internationalization often are more nationality diverse and that Swedish companies have

gradually increased the number of non-Swedes in their boards over time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Swedish Multinational Corporations, nationality diversity, board composition, board size, degree of internationalization.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217820OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-217820DiVA: diva2:693743
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Ekonomie kandidatprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-02-05 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2014-02-05Bibliographically approved

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