Group picture of the recipients of The Richard C. Malmsten Award for Best Theses 2022
Johan Malmsten and the recipients of The Richard C. Malmsten Award for Best Theses 2022
Photo: Carina Gran

Awards for the best Master's theses 2022


The Richard C. Malmsten Award for Best Theses is awarded to the best theses within each of the School’s Master’s programmes. The authors are rewarded with a prize money of SEK 10,000 each. This year's prizes were awarded during the graduation ceremony on 16 June.

The Master's programmes at the School of Business, Economics and Law are given in English and has students from a wide range of countries. Ever since the start in 1997, the programmes have been supported by the Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation, among other things with this thesis award. This year's graduation ceremony was held at the Gothenburg Concert Hall and the prize was awarded by Johan Malmsten, chairman of the Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation.

Recipients of The Richard C. Malmsten Award for Best Theses 2022

Accounting and Financial Management: Niclas Leksell and Marcus Silkisberg: “SPAC Post-Merger Performance in the New Regime - An Agency Perspective”

Economics: Sebastian Shaqiri : “Evaluating the Effect of School Closures on Societal Transmission of Covid-19: Evidence from Lower Secondary School Closures in Sweden”

Finance: Raihan Hasan and Otilia Esping: “Parametric portfolio policies with ESG - There is no cost”

Innovation and Industrial Management: Nima Karlsson and Eric Svensson: ”From rags to riches - an explorative study of the technological influence within modern retail investor behavior”.

International Business and Trade: Mette Barten and Aron Holmgren: “Inward FDI and Innovation in the Context of a Least Developed Country - A single case study on the innovation system of Kigali, Rwanda”

Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship: Aziz Sukkar and Rabih Darwish: “Innovation Diffusion from the Service-Dominant Logic: The case of the Metaverse”

Logistics and Transport Management: Anna Ström and Anna Watsfeldt: “Value gains from increased visibility in the supply chain - A case study on Volvo Penta’s service market of spare parts”

Management: Christina Norderyd and Miriam Volgger: “Power of Togetherness – Open Innovation through the Lens of Institutional Logics”

Marketing and Consumption: Amanda Hassel, Linnea Jonsson and Johan Strömfeldt: “AI Second that Emotion - Using Natural Language Processing to Study the Impact of Non-Stereotyped Video Advertising on Consumers’ Emotions & Online Consumer Engagement”