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Olov Olson

Professor emeritus

Olov Olson
Professor emeritus
Accounting
olov.olson@handels.gu.se
+46 31 786 1554

Room number: J717
Postal Address: Box 610, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg


Department of Business Administration (More Information)
Box 610
405 30 Göteborg
www.fek.handels.gu.se
fek@handels.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 1466
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Olov Olson

Teaching:
Accounting in its social and organizational context, course at PhD level
Supervision of students at the doctoral level
Supervision of bachelor and master-thesis

Research:
Role of accounting in entrepreneurship
This research is based on reports published by 5 PhD-students in a research program, which focuses on the theme. The research carried out is primarily case study research, but also statistical approaches have been used. In order to find entrepreneurship in action the program has Swedish gazelles, i.e. fast growing small and medium-sized companies as the empirical foundation. The conclusions are both related to the role of accounting and the accounting artifacts per se in entrepreneurship.

Role of accounting in the public sector
This research is based on my earlier research in the area, but it will also use knowledge reported by other scholars. My own research includes historical studies, action research, case studies and international comparative research. The research also includes finishing of some working papers. Special emphasis will be put on the large transition of public sector accounting

Accounting as a generator of action and politics
This research will mainly include an analysis in which knowledge generated in the areas Role of accounting in entrepreneurship and role of accounting in the public sector are contrasted and discussed. Concepts as context of accounting, role of accounting , accounting artifacts and time-period will be important analytical tools.

Accounting research and large global crises
The rhetoric of accounting argues that the intended function of accounting is to decrease uncertainty in processes of decision-making. Consequently this function is challenged in times of large global crises. This research focuses on if and how accounting research has been influenced by global crises. First, crises are discussed based on the knowledge reported in economic history research, second large global crises are searched for, and the proper time period after the crises are defined in order to delimit the search for accounting research published close after the actual crises.

Is there a need for action research
I have participated in two large action research studies, and I have therefore a very unique experience, which I want to share with other scholars by publishing an article in an appropriate journal about the need for more action research in accounting.

Latest publications

Accounting in a Context of Financial Crisis-Three Research Questions
Olov Olson
Anatoli Bourmistrov & Olov Olson (eds.) Accounting, Management Control & Institutional Development., Oslo, Cappelen Dammas, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Accounting, Management Control & Institutional Development
Anatoli Bourmistrov, Olov Olson
Oslo, Cappelen Dammas, Edited book 2014
Edited book

Redovisningens samhällsrelevans
Olov Olson
Företagsekonomin och samhället, Lund, Studentlitteratur AB, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Ändamålsbudgetering à la Polesie
Olov Olson
Företagsanalys i dess komplexitet, Göteborg, Bokförlaget BAS, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Public sector accounting reforms in a welfare state in transition: The case of Sweden
Olov Olson, Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson
International Public Financial Management Reform: Progress, Contradictions, And Challenges, Information Age Publishing, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

The dynamics of public financial mangagement change in an international context: Progress or a progression of questions, contradictions and challenges
C Humphrey, James Guthrie, L Jones, Olov Olson
International Public Financial Management Reform; Progress, Contradictions And Challangers, Information Age Publishing, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

Problemet att redovisa kassaflöden
Olov Olson
Redovisningens teori, praktik och pedagogik (red.) Jonny Lind & Walter Schuster, Stockholm, Ekonomiska forskingsinstitutet, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

Nordic light on public sector accounting research - dominate traits in 1980-2003.
Frode Mellemvik, Levi Gårseth-Nesbakk, Olov Olson
Accounting in Scandinavia - The Northern Lights (eds.) Sten Jönsson & Jan Mouritsen, Copenhagen, Liber & Copenhagen Business School Press, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

International Public Financial Management Reform; Progress, Contradictions And Challangers
James Guthrie, Christopher Humphrey, L.R Jones, Olov Olson
USA, Information Age Press, Edited book 2005
Edited book

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2014

Accounting in a Context of Financial Crisis-Three Research Questions
Olov Olson
Anatoli Bourmistrov & Olov Olson (eds.) Accounting, Management Control & Institutional Development., Oslo, Cappelen Dammas, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Accounting, Management Control & Institutional Development
Anatoli Bourmistrov, Olov Olson
Oslo, Cappelen Dammas, Edited book 2014
Edited book

2013

Redovisningens samhällsrelevans
Olov Olson
Företagsekonomin och samhället, Lund, Studentlitteratur AB, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

2012

2007

Ändamålsbudgetering à la Polesie
Olov Olson
Företagsanalys i dess komplexitet, Göteborg, Bokförlaget BAS, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

2005

Public sector accounting reforms in a welfare state in transition: The case of Sweden
Olov Olson, Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson
International Public Financial Management Reform: Progress, Contradictions, And Challenges, Information Age Publishing, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

The dynamics of public financial mangagement change in an international context: Progress or a progression of questions, contradictions and challenges
C Humphrey, James Guthrie, L Jones, Olov Olson
International Public Financial Management Reform; Progress, Contradictions And Challangers, Information Age Publishing, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

Problemet att redovisa kassaflöden
Olov Olson
Redovisningens teori, praktik och pedagogik (red.) Jonny Lind & Walter Schuster, Stockholm, Ekonomiska forskingsinstitutet, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

Nordic light on public sector accounting research - dominate traits in 1980-2003.
Frode Mellemvik, Levi Gårseth-Nesbakk, Olov Olson
Accounting in Scandinavia - The Northern Lights (eds.) Sten Jönsson & Jan Mouritsen, Copenhagen, Liber & Copenhagen Business School Press, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

International Public Financial Management Reform; Progress, Contradictions And Challangers
James Guthrie, Christopher Humphrey, L.R Jones, Olov Olson
USA, Information Age Press, Edited book 2005
Edited book

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