Published research

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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Mersland, R. & Urgeghe, L., (Forthcoming), “Performance and international investments in microfinance institutions”. Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance.

  6. Mori, N. & Mersland, R. (Forthcoming), “Boards in Microfinance Organizations: Do Stakeholders Matter?” Journal of Management and Governance.

  7. D'Espallier, B., Guerin, I. & Mersland, R. (2011), “Women and repayment in microfinance”, World Development. Vol. 39(5), pp. 758-772.

  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. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Mersland, R. and Strøm, R. Ø., (2011), Mikrofinans: Fra helt til kjeltring? Magma. 0511, pp. 63-73.

  13. 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.

  14. Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2010), “Microfinance Mission Drift?”, World Development. Vol. 38(1), pp. 28-36.

  15. Mersland, R. (2009), “The Cost of Ownership in Micro-Finance Organizations”, World Development. Vol. 37(2), pp. 469-478.

  16. Mersland, R. & Strøm, R. Ø. (2009), ”Performance and Governance in Microfinance Institutions”, Journal of Banking and Finance. Vol. 33(4), pp. 662-669.

  17. 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

  18. Mersland, R. (2007), “Innovations in Savings and Credit Groups – Evidence from Kenya”, Small Enterprise Development: An International Journal, Vol. 18(1), pp. 50-56.

  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.

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), The Encyclopedia of Financial Globalization. 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.  //  //  Phone: +47 38127500

Design and development:
Kristina Jeanette Mersland & Dag Jomar Mersland