nwnacc

Department of Accounting

  • Center for Corporate Governance
  • Center for Ejerledede Virksomheder
Niels
Westergård-Nielsen
Professor


Room: SOL/C5.05
Tel:
+4538152378
E-mail: nwn.ccg@cbs.dk
Presentation

Niels Westergård-Nielsen, MSc (Econ), Aarhus University, 1975, PhD (lic.polit), University of Copenhagen, 1982. Employed as associate professor at Aarhus School of Business Jan 1984,  Professor Sept. 1989 - May 2013. Visiting scholar at University of Wisconsin 1979-80, University of Chicago, 1983, NBER, Harvard University, 1997, Curtrin University, Perth, 1998, RSF-scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 2007-2008. Director of Center for Labour and Social Studies (Grundforskningscenter), Aarhus University, 1992-2000, Director Center for Corporate Performance, Aarhus School of  Business, 2001-2013. Consulting for the OECD, 1986, 1993-97 and for the World Bank 1994-97 (Zambia) and 2003 (Namibia).

Niels Westergård-Nielsen has been member of several Danish Government Commissions on the labour Market and on Greenland, Chaired the Commission on Apprentices, 1993. The most recent commission was the wage commission. He has authored various textbooks on the Danish Labour Market, authored scientific books and articles in leading journals on issues on skills and education, wages, health factors, HR, satisfaction, data issues and productivity. Has served as chairman of several research and evaluation committees: (evaluation of Uppsala University, Norwegian Research Council, EU-projects) and taken part in several large international research projects.

The research started in labour market studies using register data (and was among the first doing that). This led to cooperation with psychiatrists and publications in the medical literature. Niels then turned register research into research on what happens inside firms concerning personnel and firm performance. Keywords in this research: job turnover, job satisfaction, wage policies of firms, firm specific human capital, costs of job turnover, intergenerational mobility.

Primary research areas
  • Firm level job creation and destruction and its courses
  • Firm level performance and the employees
  • The role of Entrepreneurship
  • Work environment and the firm
  • Sickness absenteeism
Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/nwnacc
Selected publications
Publications List
Publications sorted by:
2020
Aleksandra Gregoric; Niels Westergård-Nielsen / Aflønning af eksterne bestyrelsesmedlemmer : Empirisk evidens om danske bestyrelser.
In: Danske bestyrelser og deres medlemmer: Hvem bestemmer i de danske selskaber?. . ed. /Niels Westergård-Nielsen. Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Governance. Department of International Economics and Management. Copenhagen Business School 2020, p. 89-105
Book chapter
Niels Westergård-Nielsen (Editor) / Danske bestyrelser og deres medlemmer : Hvem bestemmer i de danske selskaber?.
Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Governance. Department of International Economics and Management. Copenhagen Business School 2020, 134 p.
Anthology
Niels Westergård-Nielsen / Danske virksomheder, ejerformer og bestyrelser
In: Danske bestyrelser og deres medlemmer: Hvem bestemmer i de danske selskaber?. . ed. /Niels Westergård-Nielsen. Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Governance. Department of International Economics and Management. Copenhagen Business School 2020, p. 9-26
Book chapter
Steen Thomsen; Niels Westergård-Nielsen / Er det en fordel med eksterne bestyrelser?
In: Danske bestyrelser og deres medlemmer: Hvem bestemmer i de danske selskaber?. . ed. /Niels Westergård-Nielsen. Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Governance. Department of International Economics and Management. Copenhagen Business School 2020, p. 106-119
Book chapter
Therese Strand; Niels Westergård-Nielsen / Hvor mange virksomheder har en bestyrelse?
In: Danske bestyrelser og deres medlemmer: Hvem bestemmer i de danske selskaber?. . ed. /Niels Westergård-Nielsen. Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Governance. Department of International Economics and Management. Copenhagen Business School 2020, p. 27-38
Book chapter
Niels Westergård-Nielsen / Indledning
In: Danske bestyrelser og deres medlemmer: Hvem bestemmer i de danske selskaber?. . ed. /Niels Westergård-Nielsen. Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Governance. Department of International Economics and Management. Copenhagen Business School 2020, p. 5-8
Book chapter
Seung Ho An; Kenneth J. Meier; Jacob Ladenburg; Niels Westergård-Nielsen / Leadership and Job Satisfaction : Addressing Endogeneity With Panel Data From a Field Experiment.
In: Review of Public Personnel Administration, Vol. 40, No. 4, 12.2020, p. 589-612
Journal article > peer review
2019
Niels Westergård-Nielsen; Casper Berg Lavmand Larsen / Bestyrelser i ejerledede virksomheder
Frederiksberg : Center for Ejerledede Virksomheder, Copenhagen Business School 2019, 64 p.
Report
Ulrich Thy Jensen; Lotte Bøgh Andersen; Louise Ladegaard Bro; Anne Bøllingtoft; Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen; Ann-Louise Holten; Christian Bøtcher Jacobsen; Jacob Ladenburg; Poul Aaes Nielsen; Heidi Houlberg Salomonsen; Niels Westergård-Nielsen; Allan Würtz / Conceptualizing and Measuring Transformational and Transactional Leadership
In: Administration & Society, Vol. 51, No. 1, 1.2019, p. 3-33
Journal article > peer review
Niels Westergård-Nielsen; Casper Berg Lavmand Larsen / Ejerledelse og medarbejder fastholdelse
Frederiksberg : Center for Ejerledede Virksomheder, Copenhagen Business School 2019, 50 p.
Report
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Research Projects
Outside activities

Nordic Rebalance A/S; Member of executive board; 2010 - ongoing
Nordic Rebalance AB; Member of executive board; 2018 – ongoing
University of Zürich; Teaching doctoral courses; 2020
Jyske Bank; Teaching; 2018 - 2019