Conny Overland

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 610
40530 Göteborg

About Conny Overland

Conny Overland is Senior lecturer at the Department of Business Administration and is affiliated to the Centre for Finance, University of Gothenburg.

Overland coordinates and teaches several courses, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, on industrial and financial management, corporate governance, and corporate sustainability. Overland supervises bachelor- and master thesis students and has also co-supervised PhD candidates. Moreover, he is the coordinator for the MSc programme in Accounting and Financial Management.

Overland’s research interests are broad. Much of his work is on corporate governance. This work includes research on how ownership concentration and the structure of corporate boards affect firm decision making and outcomes. Another main research interest relates to financial evaluation and decision making in the energy sector. This work is typically applied, carried out in collaboration with industry professionals, and includes research on e.g. joint cost allocation in cogeneration, design of subsidies for promoting energy efficiency in buildings, and physical asset management.

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Selected publications

Niuosha Samani, Conny Overland & Svetlana Sabelfeld (2023). The Role of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive and Employee Representation in Employee-Related Disclosures. Accounting Forum, Forthcoming, DOI:

Conny Overland & Niuosha Samani (2022). The sheep watching the shepherd: Employee representation on the board and earnings quality, European Accounting Review, 31(5), 1299-1366, DOI:

Taylan Mavruk, Conny Overland & Stefan Sjögren (2020). Keeping it real or keeping it simple? Ownership concentration measures compared, European Financial Management, 26 (4), 938-957, DOI:

Mattias Hamberg, Conny Overland & Björn Lantz (2013). Board participation, toeholds and the cross-border effect International Business Review, 22(5), 868–882, DOI: