Niklas Rudholm

Niklas Rudholm

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Publications (23)
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Using data from 2001–2012, the effects of IKEA entry in four Swedish municipalities, 2004–2007, on labor productivity in durable goods retailing is investigated using synthetic control methods. We contribute to the literature on synthetic control methods by considering parametric specifications of the intervention effect, which improves the likelih...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate if audited financial statements add value for firms in the private debt market. Using an instrumental variable method, we find that firms with audited financial statements, on average, save 0.47 percentage points on the cost of debt compared to firms with unaudited financial statements. We also find that...
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Opponents of big-box entry argue that large retail establishments generate noise and other types of pollution and a variety of negative externalities associated with traffic. Big-box advocates, on the other hand, argue that access to a large retail market delivers not only direct economic benefits but also a variety of positive spillover effects an...
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We investigate the effects of IKEA entry in three Swedish municipalities, finding that revenues for incumbent retailers located 1 km from the new IKEA store experienced a 7% increase in revenues due to positive spillover. The effect was insignificant for retailers located in city centers or more than 1km from IKEA. Moreover, the positive agglomerat...
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Previous studies have found that big-box retail entry does not affect the productivity of incumbent retailers when entry occurs in urban areas. In this paper, we show that there are positive spillover effects of big-box retail entry to incumbent retailers in urban areas as well, but that these are limited to relatively small retailers, making the e...
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This paper empirically measures the potential spillover effects of big-box retail entry on the productivity of incumbent retailers in the entry regions, and investigates whether the effects differ depending on the size of the new establishment relative to the size of the local market. The results indicate that big-box entry increases the productivi...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate if audited financial statements add value for firms in the private debt market. Using an instrumental variable method, we find that firms with audited financial statements, on average, save 0.47 percentage points on the cost of debt compared to firms with unaudited financial statements. We also find that...
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Previous studies have found that big-box retail entry does not affect the productivity of incumbent retailers when entry occurs in urban areas. In this paper, we show that there are positive spillover effects of big-box retail entry to incumbent retailers in urban areas as well, but that these are limited to relatively small retailers, making the e...
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Businesses might use music to align consumers with brand values, thereby inuencing consumers' choices and perceptions. However, previous studies have focused on the eects of various characteristics of the music choice (e.g., tempo and style) and not on the eect of the congruence between music and brand values. Our cooperation with Soundtrack Your B...
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Businesses might use music to align consumers with brand values, thereby inuencing consumers' choices and perceptions. However, previous studies have focused on the eects of various characteristics of the music choice (e.g., tempo and style) and not on the eect of the congruence between music and brand values. Our cooperation with Soundtrack Your B...
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Businesses might use music to align consumers with brand values, thereby influencing consumers' choices and perceptions. However, previous studies have focused on the e�effects of various characteristics of the music choice (e.g., tempo and style) and not on the e�effects of the congruence between music and brand values. Our cooperation with Soundt...
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High-growth firms have recently received considerable attention in the firm growth literature. These firms might have grown despite the existence of growth barriers, and evidence also suggests that, having already grown exponentially, they may not be in the best position to grow further. Policies targeting high-growth firms may therefore be misdire...
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We develop a method for empirically measuring the difference in carbon footprint between traditional and online retailing (“e-tailing”) from entry point to a geographical area to consumer residence. The method only requires data on the locations of brick-and-mortar stores, online delivery points, and residences of the region’s population, and on th...
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In this article, the p-median model is used to find the location of retail stores that minimizes CO2 emissions from consumer travel. The optimal location is then compared with the existing retail location, and the excess CO2 emissions compared with the optimal solution is calculated. The results show that by using the environmentally optimal locati...
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This paper analyzes the determinants of firm migration in the Swedish wholesale trade sector using a unique dataset covering over 10,000 Swedish wholesale trade firms during the years 2000 – 2004. The results indicate that there are negative correlations between profits, firm age, and firm size and the probability of firm migration. Also, there is...
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Rapporten består av tre delar, där den första studerar hur hyllmärkningar av ekologiska produkter påverkar efterfrågan på de märkta produkterna. Studien baseras på försäljningsdata från en ICA-Maxi butik belägen i Hemlingby köpcentrum i Gävle. I del två studeras hur konsumenterna värderar hälsorelaterade livsmedelsmärkningar samt hur konsumenterna...
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The Swedish health care system is to a large extent publicly managed by 21 local county councils. During recent years there has been a movement were local county councils have opted to allow more of the production to be performed by alternative producers (i.e. private firms, cooperatives etc.). The purpose of this paper is thus to study if local co...
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The purpose of this paper is to study if the acquisitions of the SEAT and Skoda has lead to increased economic efficiency for Volkswagen AG due to economies of scale. This is achieved by estimation of the VAG cost function, using a translog specification. The results indicate that the merger with SEAT did increase the economies of scale available a...
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In this study we concentrate on injuries and affected households' capacities to earn incomes. A longitudinal study was performed in Bavi district, Vietnam, with the specific objectives to investigate: (1) the affects of injuries on incomes by comparing income changes in injured and non-injured individuals; (2) the affect of injuries on social mobil...
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Substitution possibilities between brand name pharmaceuticals are analysed. The analysis is based on data from three different markets; the prescription drug market for beta-blocking agents, the 'over the counter' market for purgatives and the hospital market for two pharmaceutical treatments for gastric ulcers. The results indicate that there exis...
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This paper analyses the factors that determine entry into the Swedish pharmaceuticals market. The analysis is based on panel data for 22 different substances covering the years 1972 to 1996. The results show that profit opportunities in a particular market have a positive impact on entry. In addition, there is some evidence suggesting that the leng...

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The Business Improvement District (BID) model has recently started to be used in Sweden as a tool for revitalizing urban retail areas and in particular for boosting urban safety and security. Swedish BID schemes have focused on increasing safety and security, removal of graffiti, street cleaning and sanitation, improving lighting, place making (e.g., façade beautification, maintenance of public sidewalks, streetscaping, and landscaping), and the construction of new meeting spaces. These are expected to have an effect on urban safety both directly (e.g., security measures) and indirectly, by improving the status of the areas where they are implemented. BIDs have been argued to be effective because of four factors: they represent a form of governance freed from bureaucratic and political constraints, aimed at providing efficient services and offer innovative solutions to the problems of the community; their governance is highly sensitive to the needs of the local businesses, property owners, and residents; they allow local neighborhoods to increase fees to supplement underfunded public services where other solutions are not feasible; and, in countries where they are enforced by law, they remove the free-rider issue. In this project, we use a combination of statistical modeling and qualitative analysis to investigate the effects of BID schemes in Sweden in three dimensions: urban safety (effects on crime levels), economic performance (effects on retail firm performance), and place attractiveness (effects on residential and commercial property values). Furthermore, we also determine the contextual factors that might be of importance for the success of BIDs, as well as how affected stakeholders perceive that their cities have been affected by the implementation of the BIDs.
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This project aims to estimate: the impact of big-box retailer entry on incumbent retailers productivity, and investigate if the impact is heterogeneous depending on local maket size, type of retail industry, distance to surrounding retailers, and firm size; IKEA entry effects on the average labor productivity in durable goods retailing in the entry regions; and, finally, public opinions regarding IKEA entry.