Group picture of the winners of the Malmsten Award for Best Master´s Thesis
The Malmsten Award for Best Master´s Thesis is awarded annually for the best thesis within each of the School's nine master’s programmes.
Photo: Carina Gran

Winners of The Malmsten Award for Best Master's Thesis 2024


On 13 June, the graduation ceremony was held for the School's master's programmes. In connection with this, the winners of The Malmsten Award for Best Mater's Thesis were also presented.

This prize is awarded annually for the best thesis within each of the nine master’s programmes at the School of Business, Economics and Law. In addition to the honor, the authors receive 10,000 SEK each. The prize is awarded by the Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation.

The recipients were presented during the graduation ceremony held at the Gothenburg Concert Hall in the presence of students, family members, programme directors, and staff from the Graduate School.

The best master's theses 2024

Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management

Lovisa Aronsson & Moa Persson:  Navigating Sustainability: Unveiling the Role of Controllers in Organizations. A qualitative interview study of three global organizations

Master of Science in Economics

Federico Bruschi: Fiscal Competition among Italian Municipalities: Evidence from the Property Tax

Master of Science in Finance

Ludvig Johansson & Alva Mentor: The Impact of Board Gender Diversity on Dividend Policies: Evidence from Swedish Listed Firms

Master of Science in Innovation and Industrial Management

Luca Svevo Viking Lundgren & Virginia Viganò: The Interplay between Sustainability and Financial Performance: A Mixed-Methods Analysis in the Automotive Industry

Master of Science in International Business and Trade

Zlata Zapolskaia & Tilde Thorsén: The Role of Innovation Ecosystems in Influencing an MNCs' Adoption to Emerging Industries: A qualitative case study of local market contexts

Master of Science in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship

Jonathan Zepeda Villela: Strategizing for retention: An exploratory cross-sectional case study of switching barriers within service-based knowledge intensive entrepreneurial firms´ retention strategies in B2B

Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Management

Isak Lund & Manru Wang: Low Emission Zones: The stakeholders’ perspectives of the economic impacts

Master of Science in Management

Maya Drossel & Felix Löfgren Hallbeck: Generative AI, the new colleague? – a sociomateriality perspective on the human-AI relationship

Master of Science in Marketing and Consumption

Despoina Mavroudi: Unpacking purchase intentions: How does repairability labeling drive consumer choices?

Students on a stage receiving their awards
Fredrik Malmsten, Chairman of the Richard C Malmsten Memorial Foundation, handed out the Malmsten Award for Best Master's Thesis. Foto: Carina Gran
Photo: Carina Gran