Marita Blomkvist

Senior Lecturer

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

About Marita Blomkvist

Marita Blomkvist is active in research, teaching and collaboration with the surrounding community. Her research is about external reporting and auditing in private companies from the perspective of both producers and users. Accounting quality in different types of private companies and its effect on the cost of borrowed capital as well as the role of external reporting and communication with the accountant for entrepreneurs' strategic decision-making are examples of her research. Today, she works with research that concerns auditor selection, accounting regulation and harmonization of Sustainability reporting in large companies as well as implementation of Sustainability Regulation in the company's practice. Her studies have received the Emerald Literati Award for Highly Commended article (2019) and the Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding article (2021). Marita is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and received the award "Outstanding reviewer in the 2023 year of the journal". She teaches and supervises essays in external accounting from basic courses to postgraduate studies. She has previously worked as an authorized auditor and, as of 2017, has been elected to the board of the Accounting Board (BFN). Ongoing research takes place in close collaboration with industry. Marita is section leader for the accounting section.

On other web sites

  • ResearchGate

Research areas

  • Financial accounting, Sustainability, Audit

Teaching areas

  • Financial accounting, supervisor theases

Selected publications

Nexus between institutional quality and corporate sustainable performance: European evidence. Rahi, F., Ashraful Ferdous Chowdhury, M. Johansson, J., & Blomkvist, M. (2023). Journal of Cleaner Production. 135188.

Re-building trust: Sustainability and non-financial reporting and the European Union regulation. La Torre, M., Sabelfeld, S., Blomkvist, M., & Dumay, J. (2020). Meditari Accountancy Research, 28(5), 701-725. The paper has won an award for Outstanding Paper in the 2021 Emerald Literati Awards. Top Cited Author reward in 2022.

Harmonising Non-Financial Reporting Regulation in Europe: Practical Forces and Projections for Future Research La Torre, Matteo, Sabelfeld, Svetlana, Blomkvist, Marita, Tarquinio, Lara, Dumay, JohnMeditari Accountancy Research Journal, 26:4, s. 598-621, 2018

Corporate governance and accounting in small growing firms: A comparison of financial reporting and cost of debt across Gazelles and Non-Gazelles Blomkvist, Marita, Paananen, MariIn: Handbook of Research on Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship, ed. Gabrielsson, J. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham, UK., 2017

Accounting knowledge in innovative firms - Direct contacts with external auditors for strategic actionsBlomkvist, Marita, Johansson, Jeaneth, Malmström, MalinInternational Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, Olney : InderScience Publishers, 8:3-4, s. 209-229, 2016

Causes and Consequences of Improvements in the Information Environment for Swedish Small and Mid-Sized FirmsPaananen, Mari, Renders, A, Blomkvist, MaritaAccounting in Europe, 13:1, s. 21-42, 2016

Academic entrepreneurship - The structure of incubator management and best practice reported on Swedish business incubators web sites.Ulvenblad, Pia, Blomkvist, Marita, Winborg, JoakimInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12(4), 445-458., 2011