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List of publications as of July 2012

Jump to: | Book chapters | PhD Thesis | Commissioned research reports | Selected evaluation reports and feasibility studies (team leader or sole author)

Journal publications:

  1. Hartarska, V., James, N. & Mersland, R., (Forthcoming),“ Scale Economies and Input Price Elasticities in Microfinance Institutions.” Journal of Banking and Finance.
  2. Mersland, R. , D'Espallier, B. & Supphellen, M. (Forthcoming),”The effect of religion on development efforts: Evidence from the microfinance industry and a research agenda. World Development.
  3. Mersland, R. & Urgeghe, L., (Forthcoming), “Performance and international investments in microfinance institutions”. Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance.
  4. Mori, N. & Mersland, R. (Forthcoming), “Boards in Microfinance Organizations: Do Stakeholders Matter?” Journal of Management and Governance.
  5.  D'Espallier, B., Guerin, I. & Mersland, R., (Forthcoming), ”Focus on women in microfinance institutions”, Journal of Development Studies.
  6. Galema, R., Lensink, R. & Mersland, R., (2012),“Do Powerful CEOs have an impact on Microfinance Performance?” Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 49(4), pp. 718-742. Download
  7. Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R. (2012), “Do microfinance rating assessments make sense? – An analysis of the drivers of MFI ratings”, Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Vol. 41(2), pp. 213-231.
  8. Hartarska, V. & Mersland, R. (2012), “What Governance Mechanisms Promote Efficiency in Reaching Poor Clients?” Evidence from Rated Microfinance Institutions, European Financial Management. Vol. 18(2), pp. 218-239.
  9. Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R., (2012), ”The use of microfinance services among economically active disabled people – evidence from Uganda”, Journal of International Development. Vol. 24 (S), pp. 69-83. Download
  10. Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R. (2012), “Barriers to microfinance for disabled persons: Evidence from economically active persons in Uganda “, Enterprise Development & Microfinance. Vol. 23(1), pp. 11-24.
  11. D'Espallier, B., Guerin, I. & Mersland, R. (2011), “Women and repayment in microfinance”, World Development. Vol. 39(5), pp. 758-772. Download
  12. Mersland, R. (2011), “The Governance of Non-Profit Micro Finance Institutions: Lessons From History”, Journal of Management and Governance. Vol. 15(3), pp. 327-348. Download
  13. Mersland, R. and Strøm, R. Ø., (2011), Mikrofinans: Fra helt til kjeltring? Magma. 0511, pp. 63-73. Download
  14. Mersland, R., Randøy, T. and Strøm, R. Ø. (2011), "The Impact of International Influence on Microbanks Performance: A Global Survey", International Business Review. Vol. 20(2), pp. 163-176. Download
  15. Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2010), “Microfinance Mission Drift?”, World Development. Vol. 38(1), pp. 28-36.
  16. Mersland, R. (2009), “The Cost of Ownership in Micro-Finance Organizations”, World Development. Vol. 37(2), pp. 469-478. Download
  17. Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2009), ”Performance and Governance in Microfinance Institutions”, Journal of Banking and Finance. Vol. 33(4), pp. 662-669. Download
  18. Mersland, R., Bwire, N. F., and Mukasa, G. (2009), “Access to Mainstream Microfinance Services for Persons with Disabilities - Lessons Learned from Uganda”, Disability Studies Quarterly. Vol. 29(1). Download
  19. Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2008), “Performance and trade-offs in microfinance organizations - does ownership matter?” Journal of International Development, Vol. 20(4), pp. 598-612. Download
  20. Mersland, R. (2007), “Innovations in Savings and Credit Groups – Evidence from Kenya”, Small Enterprise Development: An International Journal, Vol. 18(1), pp. 50-56. Download

Book chapters:

  1. Beisland, L. A. & Mersland, R. (forthcoming), “Earnings Quality in the Microfinance Industry,” In Gueyie J.P., Manos R. & Yaron J., “Microfinance in developing and developed countries: Issues, policies and performance evaluations”. Palgrave Macmillan, USA/Canada.
  2. Galema, R., Lensink, R. & Mersland, R., (2012), “Governance and Microfinance Institutions,” In Barth J.R., Lin C. & Wihlborg C. (Ed), Research handbook on International Banking and Governance. Edward Elgar, UK.
  3. Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2012), ”Microfinance Costs, Lending Rates and Profitability”, In  Caprio G. (Ed), Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
  4. Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2012), ”The Past and Future of Microfinance Innovations”, In Cumming D. (Ed), The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance. Oxford University Press , New York.
  5. Mersland, R. (2012), «Økonomi og forvaltning i kristne bistandsorganisasjoner illustrert med data fra mikrofinansbransjen», I Jøssang A. & Øyhus A.O., Religionens Rolle i Bistand og Utvikling. Portal Forlag, Kristiansand, Norway.
  6. Labie, M. & Mersland, R. (2011), “Corporate Governance Challenges in Microfinance”. In Armendariz B. & Labie, M. (Eds.) The Handbook of Microfinance. World Scientific Publishing.
  7. Martinelli, E & Mersland, R. (2010), “Microfinance for People with Disabilities”, In Barron T. & Ncube J.M. (Ed). Poverty and Disability. Leonard Cheshire Disability. London, UK. ISBN 978-1-905990-48-1
  8. Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2008), ”Myths in Microfinance”, In Feldman M & Santangelo G. (Ed). Elsevier Progress in International Business Research (PIBR) series. Emerald. Bingley, UK.

PhD Thesis:

  1. Mersland, R. (2009), “Corporate Governance and Ownership in Microfinance Organizations,” Doctoral Dissertations at the University of Agder 14. Supervisor: Professor Trond Randøy, University of Agder, Norway. Scientific Committee: Professor Steen Thomsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Professor Marc Labie, Faculté Warocqué, Solvay Business School, Mons, Belgium, Professor Joyce Falkenberg, University of Agder, Norway. 
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Commissioned research reports:

  1. Mersland, R. & Eggen, Ø. (2008), “You cannot save alone - Financial and social mobilization in savings and credit groups”, NORAD: Oslo, Norway. ISBN 978-82-7548-267-7 ISSN 1502-2528. Download
  2. Mersland, R. (2007), ”Danish NGOs and Microfinance”, Prosjektrådgivningen and DANIDA, Århus/Copenhagen, Denmark. Download
  3. Mersland, R., (2005), “Microcredit for self-employed disabled persons in developing countries”, Atlas Alliance, Oslo, Norway. Download

Selected evaluation reports and feasibility studies (team leader or sole author):

  1. Mersland, R. (2008), “Evaluation of the development program PRODESSA, Methodist Church in Angola”, employer: The Norwegian Methodist Church.
  2. Mersland, R. & Tenga, T. (2008), “Organizational review of Strømme Foundation”, employer: Norad.
  3. Mersland, R. & Haile, T. (2006), “Mid-term review of Norwegian funded projects in Care-Eritrea”,   employer: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Eritrea.
  4. Mersland, R. (2005), “External review of the program Promoting Area Co-operative enterprises (PACE) implemented by Ugandan Cooperative Alliance (UCA)”, employer: Norges Vel.
  5. Mersland, R. & Deugd, M. (2005), “Evaluation of Norges Vel´s regional office in Guatemala”, employer: Norges Vel.
  6. Mersland, R., Tayyab, A., Thakur, S. & Shrestra, P. (2005), “Review of the microcredit component of UNDP’s Decentralized Local Governance Support Program in Nepal”, employer: Norad and UNDP.

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