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Irgang dos Santos, L. F., Barth, H. & Holmén, M. (2023). Data-Driven Technologies as Enablers for Value Creation in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections: a Systematic Review. Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research, 7, 1-41
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research, ISSN 2509-4971, E-ISSN 2509-498X, Vol. 7, p. 1-41Article, review/survey (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the advances in modern medicine, the use of data-driven technologies (DDTs) to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) remains a major challenge. Scholars recognise that data management is the next frontier in infection prevention, but many aspects related to the benefits and advantages of using DDTs to mitigate SSI risk factors remain unclear and underexplored in the literature. This study explores how DDTs enable value creation in the prevention of SSIs. This study follows a systematic literature review approach and the PRISMA statement to analyse peer-reviewed articles from seven databases. Fifty-nine articles were included in the review and were analysed through a descriptive and a thematic analysis. The findings suggest a growing interest in DDTs in SSI prevention in the last 5 years, and that machine learning and smartphone applications are widely used in SSI prevention. DDTs are mainly applied to prevent SSIs in clean and clean-contaminated surgeries and often used to manage patient-related data in the postoperative stage. DDTs enable the creation of nine categories of value that are classified in four dimensions: cost/sacrifice, functional/instrumental, experiential/hedonic, and symbolic/expressive. This study offers a unique and systematic overview of the value creation aspects enabled by DDT applications in SSI prevention and suggests that additional research is needed in four areas: value co-creation and product-service systems, DDTs in contaminated and dirty surgeries, data legitimation and explainability, and data-driven interventions. © 2023, The Author(s).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2023
Keywords
Healthcare technology, Surgical site infections, Infection prevention and control, Value-based Care, Technology implementation, Systematic review
National Category
Nursing Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Health Innovation, Information driven care
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-50052 (URN)10.1007/s41666-023-00129-2 (DOI)000939789800001 ()2-s2.0-85149042899 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Halmstad University, 220021Knowledge Foundation
Note

Funding: Open access funding provided by Halmstad University.

Available from: 2023-03-02 Created: 2023-03-02 Last updated: 2023-11-24Bibliographically approved
Barth, H., Vedantha Krishna, A., Reddy, V. V. & Rosén, B. G. (2023). From Traditional Manufacturing to Digital Manufacturing: Two Swedish Case Studies. In: Aldieri, Luigi (Ed.), Innovation - Research and Development for Human, Economic and Institutional Growth [Working Title]: . London: InTech
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Traditional Manufacturing to Digital Manufacturing: Two Swedish Case Studies
2023 (English)In: Innovation - Research and Development for Human, Economic and Institutional Growth [Working Title] / [ed] Aldieri, Luigi, London: InTech, 2023Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Digital manufacturing can produce new and advanced tools more rapidly and at lower cost than traditional manufacturing. This new technology means manufacturers need to develop innovative business models adapted to this change in the manufacturing landscape. With digital manufacturing, companies have both an opportunity and a challenge. They can enter new markets where large-scale production provides competitive advantage. They can enter niche markets that become more attractive as old boundaries and structures lose relevance. Yet their additive manufactured components must meet the same standards set for conventional manufactured components. However, we know little about how companies manage this change as they make the transition from traditional manufacturing to digital manufacturing. This chapter presents two co-creation digital manufacturing projects between university researchers and Swedish companies. In each project, the goal was to develop sustainable and efficient digital production methods that offer tailor-made product solutions. Various technical methods used in the projects are described as materials, and prototypes are developed, tested, and analyzed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: InTech, 2023
Keywords
additive manufacturing, business model, digital manufacturing, co-creation, FabLab
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Smart Cities and Communities, PROACTS
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-52366 (URN)10.5772/intechopen.111862 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-01-05 Created: 2024-01-05 Last updated: 2024-01-05Bibliographically approved
Barth, H. & Zalkat, G. (2023). Harder Than You Think – Immigrant Labor Market Integration in Agricultural Sector. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 13(1), 27-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Harder Than You Think – Immigrant Labor Market Integration in Agricultural Sector
2023 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 27-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The recent forced migration to Europe has created more challenges for the labor market integration. However, the Swedish government encourages unemployed immigrants to seek employment in the farming, gardening, and forestry industries. Thus, this article focuses on the matching process in the Swedish agricultural sector by using an exploratory, qualitative, in-depth interview with representatives involved in the matching process. Immigrants experience challenges of Swedish language proficiency, lacking a driving license and adapting to new cultures in the workplace, while employers attribute challenges of effective hiring process and the absence of evidence of immigrants’ work experience. Furthermore, the employment service offices struggle with scant knowledge of agricultural employment that needs to be combined with limited contact with employers and the bureaucratic delays caused by requirements of qualifications validation. The paper concludes with a Labour Market Matching Model, which focuses on critical aspects before, during, and after the matching process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus: VIA University College, 2023
Keywords
Learning & Competencies, Employment, Wages, Unemployment & Rehabilitation, Work/Life Balance, Gender, Ethnicity, Age and Diversity, Identity, Meaning & Culture, Labor Market Institutions & Social Partners
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-49926 (URN)10.18291/njwls.133567 (DOI)000966648100003 ()2-s2.0-85152256521 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-02-07 Created: 2023-02-07 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Kogabayev, T., Põder, A., Barth, H. & Värnik, R. (2023). Prospects for Wood Pellet Production in Kazakhstan: A Case Study on Business Model Adjustment. Energies, 16(15), Article ID 5838.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prospects for Wood Pellet Production in Kazakhstan: A Case Study on Business Model Adjustment
2023 (English)In: Energies, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 16, no 15, article id 5838Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Biomass and renewable resources are becoming substitutes for fossil-based resources, providing opportunities for more sustainable environmental management and reductions in environmental damage. This paper studies the prospects for wood pellet production in Kazakhstan through the lens of business model adjustment in a microenterprise in Kazakhstan. This study focuses on answering the following questions: (1) How do microenterprises propose, create, deliver and capture value through business models in the wood industry? (2) What are the opportunities and challenges relating to these business models in the context of wood pellet production in Kazakhstan? Kazakhstan has a high potential for biomass production, providing a particularly interesting case for analysing how microenterprises can tap into this potential to create value. This paper combines an analysis of bioenergy and forestry trends with a qualitative case study. The analysis of the business model is based on Osterwalder’s business model canvas. The value proposition of the enterprise studied herein is to provide a local biomass-based alternative to fossil fuels. The overall growth of wood-based industries in Kazakhstan and the national movement towards renewable energy create favourable prospects for microenterprises engaged in the production of wood pellets; however, these industries are also characterised by high institutional and regulatory dependencies. © 2023 by the authors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel: MDPI, 2023
Keywords
biomass, biomass production, business models, wood pellets
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-51578 (URN)10.3390/en16155838 (DOI)001046090900001 ()2-s2.0-85167796447 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-09-07 Created: 2023-09-07 Last updated: 2023-09-07Bibliographically approved
Zalkat, G., Barth, H. & Rashid, L. (2023). Refugee entrepreneurship motivations in Sweden and Germany: a comparative case study. Small Business Economics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Refugee entrepreneurship motivations in Sweden and Germany: a comparative case study
2023 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Refugee entrepreneurs can make a significant contribution to sustainable growth and development in host countries. However, comprehensive comparative studies of refugee entrepreneurial motivations are scarce, particularly in the absence of a theoretical framework on entrepreneurship motivation that is suitable for such contexts. This is a research topic that is increasingly of interest to scholars and policymakers working with refugee workforce integration, particularly in light of forecasted increases in global forced displacement over the next years. This paper tests and extends newly constructed entrepreneurship motivation measures, comparing person-related factors and the perceptions of environmental-related factors for Syrian refugee entrepreneurs in Sweden and Germany. The results indicate that their motivations differ between the two countries with respect to market conditions, the educational environment, dissatisfaction, and know-how. However, refugee entrepreneurs in both countries have similar levels of entrepreneurial ambition and attitude and are motivated by similar perceptions of social environments and cultural norms. This paper identifies how entrepreneurship motivation differences could be considered by governments to better shape and inform host countries' programs and policies to improve refugee entrepreneurship and subsequent integration. Syrian refugees in Germany and Sweden differ in their motivation to pursue entrepreneurship, as evidenced by our comparative study, emphasizing the role of country context in shaping refugees' perception of environmental factors that influence their entrepreneurial motivation. We find that Germany-based refugee entrepreneurs are more motivated by market structures and educational offerings, have more know-how, and were less prone to negative motivation resulting from experiencing dissatisfaction (e.g. due to discrimination or lack of opportunities) compared with Sweden-based refugee entrepreneurs. The results emphasize the importance of policy reforms and initiatives that provide financial, administrative, and legal assistance to refugee entrepreneurs as they start and establish their businesses, as well as specialized entrepreneurship training and education programs. We call for future research on inter-country evaluations of institutional differences and migrant integration programs as well as trans-border exchange of lessons learned and success stories, particularly in-light of prognosed increases in global forced displacement over the next years. © The Author(s) 2023

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: Springer, 2023
Keywords
Refugee entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial motivation, Migration, Socioeconomic integration, Sweden, Germany
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-52190 (URN)10.1007/s11187-023-00830-x (DOI)001088002800001 ()2-s2.0-85174528094& (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-06 Created: 2023-12-06 Last updated: 2023-12-06Bibliographically approved
De Rosa, M., Bianco, V., Barth, H., Pereira da Silva, P., Vargas Salgado, C. & Pallonetto, F. (2023). Technologies and Strategies to Support Energy Transition in Urban Building and Transportation Sectors. Energies, 16(11), Article ID 4317.
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2023 (English)In: Energies, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 16, no 11, article id 4317Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

More than half of the world population live in urban settlements which are responsible for a large share of energy consumption and, consequently, carbon emissions. The transition towards a more sustainable urban environment requires a change in paradigm in terms of how we design and manage our cities. Urban areas require innovative technologies and strategies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, and to be included in comprehensive plans encompassing all technical, social and economic dimensions which characterise cities. This involves the transformation of urban contexts, with a focus on local and urban-level mitigation measures, such as the construction of positive energy buildings, deployment of renewable energy, promotion of a sustainable mobility, creation of resilient urban infrastructure, implementation of circular economy and recycling practices, etc. The present article provides a perspective on the sustainable energy transition in cities, focusing on the building and transportation sectors. Furthermore, insights on supporting mechanisms and innovative management strategies are presented. © 2023 by the authors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel: MDPI, 2023
Keywords
cities, renewable energy, energy efficiency, positive energy districts, urban transports, funding mechanisms, project management
National Category
Energy Systems
Research subject
Smart Cities and Communities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-50475 (URN)10.3390/en16114317 (DOI)001002945000001 ()2-s2.0-85161700728 (Scopus ID)
Projects
RES4CITY
Funder
EU, Horizon Europe, 101075582
Available from: 2023-05-26 Created: 2023-05-26 Last updated: 2023-11-24Bibliographically approved
Sadovska, V., Fernqvist, F. & Barth, H. (2023). We do it our way – small scale farms in business model transformation for sustainability. Journal of Rural Studies, 102, Article ID 103090.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>We do it our way – small scale farms in business model transformation for sustainability
2023 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 102, article id 103090Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Value creation is at the core of business model (BM) research, but the link between BM and value creation remains unclear. In this work, empirical data on BM transformation towards sustainable value creation in the agri-food sector, were obtained through case studies. Factors in BM transformation were identified, transformations in different BM segments were analysed and sustainable value created through these transformations was assessed. Factors such as owner-manager mind-set, experiences of sustainability and market pressures were found to drive transformation. All cases performed generic and case-specific transformation activities, with an animal welfare ethos and sustainable solutions for distribution and transport being central for all firms. Differences in strategies and cooperation derived mainly from the geographical and micro-context. While exhibiting innovativeness, the sustainable value created was predominantly within the current time horizon. Holistic integration of sustainability into core business was challenging for the farms, due to lack of knowledge and systemic approach to sustainability. All farms expressed a desire for learning and exchange of knowledge, a gap not met by other institutions in the sector. Six directions for future research on sustainable value creation through BM transformation are suggested. © 2023 The Authors

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Agricultural business, Agriculture, Business model innovation, Mind-set, Sustainability transition, Sustainable business model
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-51652 (URN)10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103090 (DOI)001079980400001 ()2-s2.0-85169819676 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-11-16 Created: 2023-11-16 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Barth, H., Ulvenblad, P., Ulvenblad, P.-O., Esmaeilzadeh, A. & Blanco Rojas, H. (2022). Biomass – a Resource for Sustainability? A Literature Review of Business Models. In: Giovanni Schiuma; Antonio Bassi (Ed.), Proceedings IFKAD: Knowledge Drivers for Resilience and Transformation Distribution IFKAD 2022 – Lugano, Switzerland 20-22 June 2022. Paper presented at 17th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2022), Lugano, Switzerland, June 20-22, 2022 (pp. 289-311). Insitute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM)
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2022 (English)In: Proceedings IFKAD: Knowledge Drivers for Resilience and Transformation Distribution IFKAD 2022 – Lugano, Switzerland 20-22 June 2022 / [ed] Giovanni Schiuma; Antonio Bassi, Insitute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM) , 2022, p. 289-311Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The research on business model innovation in certain business energy sectors is limited. This paper, which reviews the business model literature in the biomass energy sector, identifies trends as well as challenges and complications in the use of biomass. We used seven data bases to search for relevant international, peer-reviewed research on business models and biomass. In our initial database search, we identified 287 relevant articles published in the years 1990 to 2020. After elimination of duplicate articles, we had a collection of 170 articles. We used Zotero software to refine our search. After application of our criteria, 146 articles remained. Further analysis reduced our review to 95 articles that had a theoretical focus on business models and biomass. Our review presents various data for the articles including author affiliation by country, article publication date, article title, journal of publication, journal impact factor, country of empirical data, unit of analysis. research methodology, and topics addressed. Additionally, our review reveals trends (e.g., research/practice challenges and implications) in the study of business models and the biomass energy sector as reflected in the reviewed articles. To our knowledge, this is the first literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles on business models and the biomass industry. By limiting our final review to the 95 theoretical articles we identified, we provide researchers and practitioners with sources of recent discussions and analyses on the trends, challenges, and implications related to the use of biomass in energy production.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Insitute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM), 2022
Series
Proceedings IFKAD, E-ISSN 2280-787X
Keywords
Business model, value building blocks, biomass, literature review
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-52238 (URN)001071382200017 ()978-88-96687-15-4 (ISBN)
Conference
17th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2022), Lugano, Switzerland, June 20-22, 2022
Available from: 2023-12-15 Created: 2023-12-15 Last updated: 2024-01-23Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P. & Barth, H. (2022). Safety challenges when managing shift work in the Swedish forest industry: solutions based on more than 700 years of work experience. In: Garzia S. Hernandez; Fabbri A. Lombardi (Ed.), WIT Transactions on the Built Environment: . Paper presented at 13th Conference on Risk Analysis, Hazard Mitigation and Safety and Security Engineering, RISK/SAFE 2022, Rome, Italy, 12-14 October 2022 (pp. 167-176). Ashurst: WIT Press, 214
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Safety challenges when managing shift work in the Swedish forest industry: solutions based on more than 700 years of work experience
2022 (English)In: WIT Transactions on the Built Environment / [ed] Garzia S. Hernandez; Fabbri A. Lombardi, Ashurst: WIT Press, 2022, Vol. 214, p. 167-176Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to explore the safety challenges managing shift work in the Swedish forest industry. There are several factors that can affect safety in working life. In general, previous research shows that managerial and leadership behaviours affect safety and well-being regardless of the type of industry. A leadership with a focus on safety affects the safety climate and the outcome in the form of accidents in an organisation. The interaction between managers and employees regarding safety issues also has a positive effect on safety. Leaders who are instead passive regarding safety issues have significant negative effects on safety, contribute to an increased number of accidents and reduce safety-related behaviour in the organisation. This means that employees with passive leaders themselves become less interested in engaging in safety activities. Shift work has also been shown to affect the health and safety of employees. For example, studies show that higher sickness absence is associated with three-shift rotation compared to two-shift rotation and that fatigue and insomnia may be an effect of shift work. Further, research also shows a link between fatigue and a higher frequency of accidents. In this paper, we use a co-creation approach to capture the safety challenges related to shift work. The overall methodological approach in this study is action-oriented research. The empirical data is collected with interviews and focus groups which altogether include 56 respondents with more than 700 years of joint work experiences from shift work in the forest industry. Preliminary results show the importance of creating a safety culture where both the management and the employees take active part and responsibility in solutions. The managers have the formal responsibility, including law and regulation related to safety aspects. The employees in turn have the responsibility for their own choices and behaviours not least related to food, sleep, and training. © 2022 WIT Press.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ashurst: WIT Press, 2022
Series
WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, ISSN 17433509
Keywords
forest industry, safety challenges, shift work
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-50031 (URN)10.2495/SSR220141 (DOI)2-s2.0-85147882680 (Scopus ID)9781784664831 (ISBN)
Conference
13th Conference on Risk Analysis, Hazard Mitigation and Safety and Security Engineering, RISK/SAFE 2022, Rome, Italy, 12-14 October 2022
Funder
AFA Insurance
Available from: 2023-03-06 Created: 2023-03-06 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
Florén, H., Barth, H., Gullbrand, J. & Holmén, M. (2021). Additive manufacturing technologies and business models – a systematic literature review. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 32(1), 136-155
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Additive manufacturing technologies and business models – a systematic literature review
2021 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 136-155Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This paper reviews research on the intersection between additive manufacturing technologies (AMTs) and business models (BM). The purpose of the review is to synthesize past research for the benefit of researchers, to describe the dominant research themes and aggregated research questions and to identify research gaps in the literature. Design/methodology/approach: A systematic literature review of secondary data was conducted. The 288 publications in the review appeared in peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings papers and book chapters. All publications are listed in this paper by publication year and publication source. The review also distinguishes between empirical and non-empirical studies, describes methodological approaches and categorizes the publications by unit of analysis and by theme. Findings: Research on the intersection between AMT and BM, which has increased significantly in the last three years, reflects firms' and industries' growing interest in digital manufacturing processes. This review identifies twelve dominant themes in the literature that contribute important insights to the field. Aggregated research questions are identified in each theme. Research advances and gaps are presented. Four themes relate directly to BM: (1) BM types, (2) BM and technology, (3) BM design and processes and (4) BM value and supply chains. Originality/value: This review is the first systematic literature review on the intersection between AMT and BM. As such, the review provides a guide for researchers as they explore gaps in the research and develop research questions on an aggregated level. The review also supports users of such technologies as they review their business practices and models in the so-called Digital Revolution. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Keywords
3D printing, Additive manufacturing, Industry 4.0
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-46094 (URN)10.1108/JMTM-01-2020-0009 (DOI)000598380100001 ()2-s2.0-85097314961 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20160304
Available from: 2021-12-14 Created: 2021-12-14 Last updated: 2021-12-14Bibliographically approved
Projects
Releasing the potential of ICT for sustainable milk and beef cattle value chains [2020-02729_Formas]; Halmstad UniversityBusiness Models for Information-driven Healthcare Ecosystems – BINECO; Publications
Irgang dos Santos, L. F., Holmén, M., Gama, F. & Svedberg, P. (2021). Facilitation activities for change response: a qualitative study on infection prevention and control professionals during a pandemic in Brazil. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 35(7), 886-903
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