Nils-Göran Olve is a doctor and “docent” from the Stockholm School of Economics and is now a free-lance consultant and part-time academic. He has been adjunct professor in management control at Linköping University 1995-2016 and a guest professor with Uppsala University 2011-2016, where he still is an associate reseaarcher. For many years he was a partner in Cepro, a Stockholm-based consultancy.
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Nils-Göran worked for many years as a researcher, educator and writer with the Stockholm School of Economics (Handelshögskolan i Stockholm), and in the 1980s he led management training programmes in China and the International Teachers Programme for management teachers. He then worked as a consultant with Cepro, a Stockholm-based consultancy, at the same time becoming a consulting professor with Linköping University and gradually gravitating back to academia.
He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and more than twenty books in Swedish; several were published in English by Wiley: Virtual Organizations and Beyond (by Bo Hedberg et al., 1997); Performance Drivers – a Practical Guide to Using the Balanced Scorecard (1999); Making Scorecards Actionable (2003); and The Balanced scorecard (2nd ed. 2006). His most recent book in English is Controlling for Competitiveness (CBSP, 2011). Swedish versions of these books were published as Imaginära organisationer; Balanced scorecard i svensk praktik, Framgångsrikt styrkortsarbete, och Ekonomistyrning för konkurrenskraft. He is the editor of Controllerhandboken (11th ed. 2018), an established Swedish classic where he long has contributed articles and now serves as editor. Recent Swedish books are Risk, strategi och styrning och Det här är ekonomistyrning.
A current research interest is price models. This has resulted in several publications with colleagues at Uppsala and Linköping Universities, among them the book Prissättning - affärsekologier, affärsmodeller, prismodeller. Its authors collaborate in research, education and writing about innovative pricing in close collaboration with selected firms and public-sector organisatons through the resarch network CASIP (Centre for Advanced Studies of Innovative Price models, casip.se).
He was the chairman of the Friends Association at the Royal Stockholm Opera 2001-14, lectures and interviews singers for several such associations, and writes also on opera and singers for Swedish and English publications.
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