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Svensk kod för bolagsstyrning: Efterlevnad och tillämpning ur ett oberoende perspektiv
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to present an overview of the Swedish listed companies and their compliance with the Code and its normative rules for independent decision-making.

 Methodology: The authors have read and delved into the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance. The authors have chosen to study the enforcement of the code based on independent bracing guidelines. The study was conducted through a combined quantitative and qualitative approach. The study is based on primary data collected in the form of companies' corporate governance reports, which have been supplemented by structured interviews.

Frame of reference: Swedish ownership structure and concentrated ownership, self regulation and normative guidelines, institutional theory and earlier research on this topic.

Empirical foundations: A comparison of the selected companies has been based on the independence rules of the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance. A specific company has been presented with the company's application of the code, interviews have also been done with this company to increase the understanding of the empirical basis further.

Conclusions: There are several flaws with the code and how it is applied today. The Code is complied with in an inadequate manner, and in some cases not complied with at all. The authors of this paper believe that the code, through normative guidelines, will not have a self-regulating effect on an independent decision-making in companies in Sweden.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
The Swedish code for Corporate Governance, the code, compliance, application
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24119OAI: diva2:726038
Subject / course
Business Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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