The Effects of Internationalization on the Composition of Board of Directors: A Quantitative Study of Swedish Multinational Corporations
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Swedish Multinational Corporations, nationality diversity, board composition, board size, degree of internationalization.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217820OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-217820DiVA: diva2:693743
Subject / course
Hamberg Lagerström, Katarina, Docent