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  • 151.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER).
    Evers, Natasha
    National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
    Kuivalainen, Olli
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland.
    International new ventures – rapid internationalization across different industry contexts2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The nature of the industry, or the environment in which the firm operates, can have a significant impact on the internationalization of the new venture. The impact of industry factors has received limited attention in the context of international entrepreneurship, however. The goals of this conceptual paper are the following: First, we present some insights into the industry idiosyncrasies and INVs and present a conceptual framework identifying key industry variables to aid further examination of the role industry factors on new venture internationalization processes and strategies, and hence, this paper can be seen as an early version of the conceptual review. Second, we build up propositions how industry affects the internationalization process of the INVs. In this we provide a platform for further studies in the domain of international entrepreneurship.

  • 152.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER).
    Evers, Natasha
    National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
    Kuivalainen, Olli
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland.
    International new ventures: rapid internationalization across different industry contexts2014In: European Business Review, ISSN 0955-534X, E-ISSN 1758-7107, Vol. 26, no 5, p. 390-405Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this article is to, first, offer insights into the relationship between industry idiosyncrasies and international new ventures (INVs), and then present a research conceptual framework that identifies the role of industry factors in new venture internationalization processes and strategies. Second, the authors introduce the content of this special issue. Design/methodology/approach – This conceptual article builds on extant studies on INVs operating in different industrial contexts. Particular attention is given to the role of industry influences in the processes of new venture internationalization, in terms of speed, geographical scope and entry strategy. Such factors are discussed to formulate a conceptual framework as a basis for further research. Findings – The conceptual framework identifies key industry factors as well as emergent factors that influence the new venture internationalization process, in terms of speed, geographical scope and entry strategy. Such key influencing factors are competition and structure, industry life cycle, industry concentration, knowledge intensity, local cluster internationalization and global industry integration. Emergent factors are identified as new business models, technology and industry network dynamics. Research limitations/implications – This article is conceptual in nature, and thus empirical research is recommended in diverse contexts. Practical implications – Further analysis of industry factors is a valid research avenue for understanding INVs. Originality/value – This special issue offers new insights into how industry factors influence INVs’ internationalization processes in terms of speed, scope and entry strategy.

  • 153.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Florén, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Differences in managerial behavior between small international and non-international firms2011In: Journal of International Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1570-7385, E-ISSN 1573-7349, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 233-258Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The main question raised in this article is whether there are any differences between the work activities of managers in small firms primarily operating on an international market and those managing firms doing business on a domestic market. If so, what are these differences, and what do they tell us about the internationalization of small firms? The comparative method used here is based on multiple approaches including interviews, diary studies, and direct observations. The conclusions indicate that managers in small international firms are more proactive in their networking behavior, delegate operative activities and devote more time to planned strategic activities connected with their international expansion than managers in other small firms. 

  • 154.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Florén, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Exploring managerial behavior in small international firms2008In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 31-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the research on internationalization in small firms and research on managerial behavior, and it aims to develop new research questions that can enhance the understanding of the interface between these two areas.

    Design/methodology/approach: A literature review of internationalization of small firms is carried out. It is concluded that understanding of managerial behavior in small international firms is in need of improvement. Therefore, the literature on managerial behavior is described, scrutinized and deployed in the context of small firms' internationalization.

    Findings: No previous research has combined the research on small-business internationalization and managerial behavior. Hypotheses that can be empirically tested and new research questions that can yield a better understanding of the internationalization processes in small firms are developed.

    Research limitations/implications: The hypotheses developed in this study have not yet been tested empirically. Further research is suggested to confirm and elaborate these propositions.

    Practical implications: As the propositions in this study are not tested their practical implications are limited at present. However, earlier research has shown that there is a link between managerial behavior and firm behavior. Managers may be inspired by the study to reflect upon this link and adjust their behavior in ways that can improve their firms' international development.

    Originality/value: In this paper the research on internationalization in small firms is merged with the research on managerial behavior. By adding knowledge from the latter research tradition, the understanding of small-firm internationalization should be advanced through raising novel issues and applying new methodological tools.

  • 155.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Florén, Henrik
    What do managers in small international firms really do?2006In: McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 156.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Florén, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Managerial behavior and small firm's internationalization2005In: McGill Conference on international entrepreneurship, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 157.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Gabrielsson, Jonas
    CIRCLE, Lunds universitet.
    Wictor, Ingemar
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Born Globals' foreign market channel strategies2006In: International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, ISSN 1479-3059, E-ISSN 1479-3067, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 356-373Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Foreign entry mode choices are decisions of paramount importance for the long-term survival and growth of companies that are in a process of rapid international expansion. In this paper we seek to understand the foreign market channel strategies of Born Globals. We examine whether these companies develop a similar strategy regarding foreign entry mode choices and whether their market channel strategies differ from contemporary theories treating this problem. A comparative case study conducted on four companies meeting the criteria of Born Globals suggests that they do not show a common foreign entry mode. Instead, the companies seem to have very different market channel strategies even if they all have internationalised very rapidly. These findings are discussed against the current range of theoretical models that seek to explain the companies' foreign entry mode choice. We conclude the paper with some implications and suggestions for future research.

  • 158.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Gabrielsson, Jonas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Wictor, Ingemar
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Born Globals' market channel strategies2003Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 159.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Gabrielsson, Jonas
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Wictor, Ingemar
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    International activities in small firms: Examining factors influencing the internationalization and export growth of small firms2004In: Canadian Journal of the Administrative Sciences, ISSN 0825-0383, E-ISSN 1936-4490, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 22-34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we explore internationalization and export growth over time in a sample of 135 small manufacturing firms. By using concepts and arguments from literature on international business and small firms, the paper identifies six situational, or contingency, factors that are expected to influence the international activities of small firms. Our results show that a dynamic and fast-changing environment may push small firms to go abroad, while it seems to be the experiences built up in the organization and a younger generation of CEOs that can explain why some small firms continue to expand their international activities. The findings suggest that the factors influencing small firms to go abroad and become international differ from the factors that influence them to continue and grow once they are on the international marketplace. The paper ends with a discussion of the findings, together with suggestions for further research.

  • 160.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Gabrielsson, Jonas
    Wictor, Ingemar
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    International activities in small firms: Examining factors influencing the internationalization and export growth of SMEs2002In: McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship, 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 161.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER).
    Ghannad, Navid
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER).
    The role of entrepreneurs’ imprinting in the creation of born global firms2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study shows how imprinting episodes in entrepreneurs’ childhood and prior life story influence their mind-sets, which influence the entrepreneur’s venture creation and their firms international behaviour. Depending on the imprinting experiences, entrepreneurs develop skills and mind-sets with preferences and especially desires that will affect the total behaviour of their future organization.  The study also shows how firms’ international growth can be an important part of a firm’s strategy, but also a consequence of strategy that not per se include internationalization.

  • 162.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Servais, Per
    Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    Combining industrial buyer and seller strategies for international supply and marketing management2010In: European Business Review, ISSN 0955-534X, E-ISSN 1758-7107, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 64-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review international industrial purchasing and marketing literature with a focus on portfolio models, to develop portfolio models for buyers' and sellers' international strategies, and to combine the models so that both the buyer and seller perspectives are dealt with simultaneously. Design/methodology/approach: Literature on international industrial purchasing and marketing is discussed. Dimensions that are important for the buyers' and sellers' strategies are identified. Portfolio models for buyers and sellers are developed and the two perspectives are matched together. Findings: The paper contributes a specification of features that are important for industrial buyers' and sellers' international purchasing and marketing strategies. These dimensions are used to develop a model of supplier relationship management and a marketing management model for supplier strategies. The consequences for the firm's international activities are discussed. A model combining industrial buyers' and sellers' international supply and marketing management strategies is developed. Research limitations/implications: This paper provides a deeper understanding of international exchange processes by combining literature on international industrial purchasing and international marketing. Situations are identified where different areas of theory are applicable. The paper also contributes to the discussion on what should be the conceptual domain of international business. Here, it is argued that international exchange is the product of joint decisions made by two or more actors based in different countries. Earlier academic literature reveals a striking imbalance: while one side of the coin - the exporter side - has been extensively studied, the importer side has largely been neglected. In this paper, it is tried to present a balanced view of both sides. Practical implications: This paper introduces portfolio management models that can be used for both industrial purchasing and marketing management. The paper stresses the importance of finding a fit between the marketing and purchasing strategies within a relationship. If both parties have positioned the relationship in a similar way, there are much greater possibilities for the relationship to create value for both parties. Originality/value: The paper combines international industrial purchasing and international marketing perspectives as few studies have done before. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

  • 163.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Servais, Per
    Combining Industrial Buyer's and Sellers International Strategies2005In: EIBA Conference, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 164.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER).
    Servais, Per
    Linneus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
    Different types of International New Ventures Based on Different Commercialization Processes in a Business-to-Business Context2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An emerging topic in the field of International Entrepreneurship (IE) is currently focused on international new ventures (INVs) and/or born-globals (Oviatt and McDougall, 1997; Madsen and Servais, 1997; Knight and Cavusgil, 1996) which are, by theoretic definition, start-ups that become international at inception or very shortly thereafter. More concretely, INVs have been previously defined as “a business organization that, from inception, seeks to derive significant competitive advantage from the use of resources and the sale of outputs in multiple countries” (Oviatt and McDougall, 1994: 49; McDougall et al., 1994:470). Quite similarly, Knight and Cavusgil (1996:11) conceptualise the born-global firm as ““small, [usually] technology-oriented companies that operate in international markets from the earliest days of their establishment”.

    Even if the born global research has grown rapidly during the last decades, most studies have focused on entrepreneurs, resources and networks and only a few researchers are observant about the context in which the born global firms are established and thrives. Literature reviews in international entrepreneurship has shown that most research in this area is based on business to business firms (Jones et al, 2012). However, we have not found any studies which go deeper in the different customer-supplier relationships that exist in a B2B context.

    Adaptation on B2B markets is important to make a relationship more productive, according to Hagberg-Anderson (2006).  There are structural factors, in the relationship between sellers and buyers which make different internationalization strategies more likely to succeed (Andersson, 2000).In this article we thoroughly discuss and review scientific articles that highlights the variation, differentiation and typology of international new venture. We complement this review with literature dealing with buyer-seller relationship in a B2B context. Based on these two strands on literature we develop a framework of different types of international new ventures in a business to business context. The framework gives theoretical contributions to the area of international entrepreneurship research but also managerial implication, showing how different types of relationships with customers make different internationalization strategies more or less likely to succeed.

  • 165.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Sundermeier, Janina
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Firms’ use of networks to get access to resources for internationalization2013In: The 16th Annual McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference: Researching New Frontiers: The Conference Program and Collection of Short Summaries, 2013, p. 18-18Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To get access to resources for internationalization many studies have acknowledged the importance of different types of networks. Therefore, this study intends to explore how different types of networks are beneficial for firms’ international growth. Three types of networks are identified in this study: Self established business networks, business networks established by a third party and social networks. A web-based survey is conducted among companies operating in the health technology industry in order to gain additional insights related to the accessibility of resources through different types of networks. The participating companies consists of members of the non-profit organization Health Technology Alliance (HTA) located in Southwest Sweden as well as several companies that are closely related to and take part in the activities of the HTA. Questionnaires have been sent out to 89 respondents of which 13 returned because of ambiguous or non-existing email addresses. Of the 76 firms that have received the questionnaire, 21 participated in the survey what equals a response rate of 36%. The findings reveal which resources are accessed through different types of networks. It is found that self-established business networks offer most access to resources whereas third-party founded business networks and social networks provide only limited access. Financial resources are not provided through any of the discussed networks. 

  • 166.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Sundermeier, Janina
    Department of Information Systems, Digital Entrepreneurship Hub, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
    Firms' use of organizational, personal, and intermediary networks to gain access to resources for internationalization2019In: Thunderbird International Business Review, ISSN 1096-4762, E-ISSN 1520-6874, Vol. 61, no 4, p. 609-621Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study explores which networks are beneficial for gaining resources for firms' internationalization. Little is known about firms' use of organizational, personal, and intermediary networks to gain access to resources for internationalization. Firms are seeking resources through their organization's relationships (organizational networks) and individuals' personal contacts (personal networks). Governmental and industry actors are implementing networks to promote international growth and act as an intermediary between business actors (intermediary networks). We conduct in-depth interviews with firms and representatives for intermediary networks complemented with a survey. The findings reveal which resources are accessed through the different networks. We find organizational networks provide considerable access to most resources (except financial resources) that are beneficial for internationalization, whereas intermediary networks provide access to reputational, human, and market resources. Personal networks primarily provide access to human resources. This study contributes to theory by giving a more fine-grained understanding of how different types of networks give access to different resources valuable for internationalization. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 

  • 167.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Svensson, Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    A Glocal marketing model2009In: Glocal Marketing: think globally and act locally / [ed] Svante Andersson & Göran Svensson, Lund, 2009, 1, p. 391-396Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 168.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Svensson, Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Anti-climate Change Management in Marketing2009In: Glocal Marketing: think globally and act locally / [ed] Svante Andersson & Göran Svensson, Lund, 2009, 1, p. 373-390Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 169.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Svensson, Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Early Internationalizing Firms2009In: Glocal marketing: think globally and act locally / [ed] Svante Andersson & Göran Svensson, Lund, 2009, 1, p. 45-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 170.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Svensson, Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Wood, Greg
    Deakin University, Australia .
    International Corporate and Business Ethics2009In: Glocal Marketing: think globally and act locally / [ed] Svante Andersson, Göran Svensson, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009, p. 319-338Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 171.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    The relationship between the manager and growth in small firms2009In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 586-598Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is to improve the understanding of the relationship between the manager and growth in small firms, through a review of earlier research.

    Design/methodology/approach

    A review of articles published during the last 25 years is carried out in order to answer the question: How does the top manager influence growth in small firms?

    Findings

    Three key relationships are identified: between growth and, respectively, managerial traits and characteristics, managerial intentions, and managerial behavior or roles. The diverse findings in the literature are contradictory and give a paradoxical picture of the impact of the manager. A deeper analysis of the results from the review, supplemented with leadership theory, yields a better understanding of small-firm growth with a special focus on the behavior of the manager.

    Research limitations/implications

    This paper problematizes the complexity in managing small-firm growth, and can be further empirically validated by using multiple methods including qualitative ones such as observational studies.

    Practical implications

    The findings have a bearing on education and policy implications. If a behavior can be identified that promotes small firms' growth, education and policy implications can be developed in line with these results.

    Originality/value

    In small firms there seems to be a general consensus that managers do influence the performance of small firms, but so far there has not been a systematic review of earlier empirical research, that is done in this paper. From this review, a more complete picture of how managers influence growth in small firms is presented.

  • 172.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Wictor, Ingemar
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Innovative international strategies in new firms - born globals2001Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 173.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Wictor, Ingemar
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Innovative International Strategies in new firms: Born Globals - the Swedish case2001In: 4th McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship : researching new frontiers : 21-23 September 2001, Strathclyde International Business Unit, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland / [ed] Dimitratos, P. and Jones, M.V., eds., 2001, p. 39-63Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 174.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Wictor, Ingemar
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Innovative Internationalisation in New firms: Born Globals–the Swedish Case2003In: Journal of International Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1570-7385, E-ISSN 1573-7349, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 249-275Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the past few years, the phenomenon of Born Globals has been highlighted in many studies. Such firms adopt a global approach right from their inception or very shortly thereafter. This behaviour challenges the traditional internationalisation models of slow and gradual development with respect to geographical markets and market entry modes. In this paper a conceptual framework is developed from earlier research and includes the factors: globalisation, entrepreneurs, networks, and industry. A survey showed that Born Globals were still very uncommon in Sweden. However, four Born Global firms were identified and analysed with the framework. It was concluded that the ongoing globalisation has made it easier to conduct Born Global strategies. However, active entrepreneurs, who recognised the global opportunities, were crucial for the implementation of these strategies, in which personal networks were used as tools.

  • 175.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Wictor, Ingemar
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Knowledge transfer in Born Globals2004In: McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 176.
    Andersson, Svante
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Wikström, Niclas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Why and how are social media used in a B2B context, and which stakeholders are involved?2017In: The journal of business & industrial marketing, ISSN 0885-8624, E-ISSN 2052-1189, Vol. 32, no 8, p. 1098-1108Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – This study aims to explore why and how business-to-business (B2B) companies use social media and which users and stakeholders they communicate with.

    Design/methodology/approach – The study employs a case study approach because of its exploratory nature. Data from three companies consisted of interviews and observation of websites. The analysis includes within-case and cross-case displays to find patterns and themes in the data.

    Findings – The study shows that companies in a B2B contexts use social media as communication to enhance customer relationships, support sales and build their brands, in line with prior research. However, they also use social media as a recruiting tool, a seeking tool and a product information and service tool.

    Research limitations/implications – The findings confirm extant literature showing that B2B companies can directly influence content through corporate user accounts. Furthermore, firms in early stages of social media do not target any special stakeholders with broader messages, while more experienced social media users develop special messages for different stakeholders.

    Practical implications – This study contributes by shedding light on how B2B companies use social media. It also shows how different channels are effective with different stakeholders.

    Originality/value – Few studies have investigated the use of social media in a B2B context. This study goes beyond prior work by detailing how different social media tools are used, identifying different users and stakeholders, and explaining why different tools are used for different purposes targeted towards different stakeholders. New applications of the use of social media are also identified. © Emerald Publishing Limited 2017

  • 177.
    Andersson, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Differences between American and Swedish cases – a study of how case studies can differ2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 178.
    Andersson, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Liking and commenting on Facebook – what are the reasons?2016Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 179.
    Andersson, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Why entertainment content posts get more likes and comments on Facebook2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 180.
    Andersson, Thomas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Tengnäs, Alexander
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Implementering av affärssystem - Påverkan på ekonomistyrning inom SMF2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 181.
    Andersson, Viktoria
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Bungerfeldt, My
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Revisorns betydelse vid kreditbedömningen av mindre aktiebolag2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Drygt ett och ett halvt år har gått sedan revisionspliktens avskaffande genomfördes och det har förts en del diskussioner om hur viktig revisorns roll är. Halling (2007) menar att bankerna använder den reviderade årsredovisningen som en noggrannare granskning och har företaget valt bort revisor kan kreditbeslutet påverkas. Detta beror på att redovisningsinformationen kan hjälpa bankerna att förutse en del risker som kan ligga till grund för beslutsfattandet (Svensson, 2003). Tidigare forskare menar på att en reviderad årsredovisning är viktig och om förtaget inte väljer att ha revisor så kommer bankerna vara mer försiktiga när de beviljar en kredit. Vi ställer oss frågande till detta och vill undersöka om det är andra faktorer som påverkar småföretagens möjligheter till lån om de har valt bort revisor.

     

    Syfte: Vi vill beskriva och analysera om valet av att inte ha en reviderad årsredovisning påverkar de mindre aktiebolagens kreditvärdighet ur revisorers och bankers olika bedömningar. Detta för att söka utveckling i begreppet kring kreditvärdering i och med ändringarna i 9:1 Aktiebolagslagen om vilka företag som är skyldiga att ha revisor. Dessa funderingar bidrog till vår problemformulering ”Hur bedömer kreditgivarna mindre aktiebolag utan en reviderad årsredovisning vid en kreditansökan?”.

     

    Metod: Vi har valt att göra en kvalitativ studie och vår ansats vi har använt oss av är den abduktiva ansatsen. Vi har valt att fokusera oss på småföretag som omfattas av den nya lagen om revisionspliktens avskaffande. Vi har intervjuat fem revisorer och tre banker för att kunna utveckla begreppet om småföretagets kreditvärdighet efter revisionspliktens avskaffande.

     

    Resultat och slutsatser: I vår studie har vi kommit fram till att varken banker eller revisorer har märkt av revisionspliktens avskaffande i någon större bemärkelse. Det är inte av någon större betydelse heller om småföretagen har en revisor eller inte när de ansöker om krediter. Vidare kan vi konstatera att de deltagande bankerna i vår studie tycker att en redovisningskonsult ger samma kvalitetsstämpel på räkenskaperna som en revisor ger. Vi kan även se tendenser att småföretag som väljer bort revisorn inte får högre ränta på sina lån. Detta är för att bankerna inte ser en icke reviderad årsredovisning som en högre risk utan det som påverkar bankens räntesättning mest är vilka säkerheter företaget har.

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  • 182.
    Anderssson, Linus
    et al.
    FM.
    Karlberg, Fredrik
    FM.
    Gemensamt mål eller gemensamma medel?: En komparativ textanalys av svensk och finsk säkerhetsstrategi efter kalla krigets slut och dess konsekvenser för det svensk-finska försvarssamarbetet.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    COMMON ENDS OR COMMON MEANS?

    The Cold War is over and Sweden and Finland are starting to deal with the new security enviroment that has emerged. Grand Strategy in both countries is changing to meet the new Europe and surroundings. Both Sweden and Finland consider the risk of a direct attack in the near future to be highly unlikely and this has effects on the respective countries grand strategy. A broadened approach to security is applied and the military instrument is no longer the primary concern in the strategy. Both Sweden and Finland become members of the European Union in 1995 but neither is a member of NATO, the countries both consider themselves as military non-aligned, the only two countries with a coastline to the Baltic Sea with that stance. This makes for a logic choice to cooperate for the common security and a cooperation is formed to cover security policies to be relevant in peace, crisis and war. Even though the countries are existing in and interpret the new security enviroment in similar ways they approach the challanges in differing ways. This creates the differences that we identify and describe in this thesis.

    The purpose of this thesis is to identify and describe the differences between Sweden's and Finland's grand strategy, how this difference has changed from 1996 to 2018 and if these differences can have consequences for the cooperation between the two countries, mainly military and at the highest strategic level. The thesis is focused on the elements of the grand strategy that involves the armed forces of the respective countries.

    This comparative text analysis compares political policy documents within the grand strategy field from both Sweden and Finland. We will compare the period from 1996-2018. The comparison will be made by examining three occasions in the period, year 1996, Year 2004 and year 2018. The documents used have relevance against these years and are analyzed by applying Jacob Westberg's model; ends, means, ways and environment.

    The differences and the consequences that are the conclusions of this thesis are that cooperation are not always formed because it is the best possible option but sometimest the only possible options. Sweden and Finland's history differ in some parts and this has affected the respective country's security strategies. Finland has a history of coping for itself and has thus a national focus with focus on a stable national defense while Sweden has a history without war in modern times and a constant glance at military international engagement and the political benefits that can be achieved on the international scene.

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  • 183.
    Andrade, Débora Mengarda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Prada, Danielle Fiamoncini
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Customer Value Creation: How do external factors influence SME's customer value creation in a new foreign market? A case study of Axelent A.B.2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When companies go international some factors present in the host country act like forces that might drive the company to standardize or adapt its strategies. The choices between to standardize or to adapt to local needs are of a great importance, since it can have significant impact in the company’s performance in the foreign market. In this paper these forces are characterized in country specific and industry specific factors. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of external factors in the customers’ value creation in a new foreign market, under standardization and adaptation strategies. In order to fulfill the purpose of the paper, a qualitative research was conducted using a single case study of a Swedish SME, focusing on a single product, namely machine guarding, in connection with one foreign market, Brazil. The study shows that the factors that were most influenced in the customers’ value creation were social/cultural aspects and competition, which tend to lead the company to adapt in order to fulfill local needs and to react to the competitiveness. It was also presented that economic factors and market size did not represent any influences in the standardization or adaptation strategies of the company studied. However, other external factors, as technological, political/legal and industry structure, have shown impact to some degree, whether in adaptation or standardization strategies.

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  • 184.
    Andreas, Andersson
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Simon, Ramsén
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Företagsobligationer: En kvalitativ studie om samband mellan transparens och likviditet på sekundärmarknaden2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish corporate bond market has grown in both volume and number of issuers since the financial crisis in 2007/2008. The market is undergoing fundamental changes that may affect the attractiveness of corporate bonds among market participants. In February 2015 came the Swedish Financial Supervisory practices in force for increased transparency and openness in the corporate bond market. The literature review conducted for the paper indicates that, from a theoretical perspective it is unclear what impact increased transparency will have for variables such as interest, liquidity, competition and costs. The purpose of this paper is to describe the relationship between transparency and liquidity in the Swedish market for corporate bonds. In a qualitative study, 13 interviews with various actors in the corporate bond market has been analyzed by using the theory written on the subject. In general, market participants seem to agree that transparency is positive, however, there are divided opinions on the appropriate degree of transparency and what impact transparency will have on the market. The market must be sufficiently transparent for investors to be confident to participate but the degree of transparency should not disfavor market makers whom set prices.

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  • 185.
    Andreas, Knutsson
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Lindberg, Joel
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Ränteavdragets effekt på finansiering och kapitalstruktur: Vilka faktorer är viktiga för kapitalstruktur och hur kan en ränteavdragsbegränsning påverka svenska företag?2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur företag väljer att finansiera sin verksamhet grundas på många faktorer. Tidigare forskning har visat att företagsspecifika förutsättningar som storlek och bransch är viktiga. På samma sätt kan personliga attribut hos finansiella beslutsfattare påverka. Utöver detta kan omvärldsfaktorer, exempelvis regleringar, influera finansiering. Avdragsrätten för räntor har tills nu i princip alltid varit orörd men kommer begränsas inom EU. Uppsatsen undersökte hur en generell ränteavdragsbegränsning kan påverka kapitalstruktur och studerade samtidigt vilka faktorer som är viktiga när svenska företag tar beslut om kapitalstruktur. Undersökningen genomfördes kvalitativt genom intervjuer med tjänstemän som besitter kunskap och inblick inom ämnet. Resultatet visar att det finns flertalet faktorer som kan påverka företags val av finansiering. Storlek är den mest betydande faktorn huruvida företag aktivt arbetar med kapitalstruktur. Studien visar att större företag generellt arbetar med att effektivisera kapitalstrukturen. Mindre bolag gör inte detta i samma utsträckning men skulle kunna dra fördel av det. Enligt rapporten är bland annat bransch, konjunktur, ränteläge, ägarstruktur och riskattityd viktiga faktorer vid beslut om kapitalstruktur. Vidare visar resultatet att en ränteavdragsbegränsning skulle kunna påverka företags kapitalstruktur, i högre grad tungt belånade företag, till exempel fastighetsbolag. Resultatet indikerar att företag skulle behöva samla mer eget kapital för att göra investeringar vilket skulle förlänga investeringscykeln och därmed hämma företag som vill expandera.

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  • 186.
    Andreasson, Adam
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Komponentavskrivning: - En uppsats om informationsförändringen i årsredovisningen och dess väsentlighet för beslutsfattare2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In June 2012 the Swedish Accounting Standards board presented the K3-regulation which is the new main regulation for annual reports and consolidated account statements.  One of the new requirements is that companies now have to use component depreciation for their fixed assets. This has been under great debate because the real estate companies were very critical and thought that the benefits would be negligible compared to the costs since depreciation-information is considered to be unimportant and does not bring any value to the stakeholders. Accounting experts, on the other hand, argued that they would benefit from the requirement by a more evenly distributed profit and improved financial reporting.

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the expected effects of component depreciation on the different parts of the annual report of a real estate company. Because of the recent debate about whether or not it will benefit the stakeholders, we also want to examine the effect from the users perspective. The study focuses on decision-making. Our research question is: Which effects will the new K3-requirement of component depreciation have on real estate companies annual report?

    This is a case study where we have used a deductive approach and a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. The quantitative data collection has been based on the annual report of the company together with data from internal documents. The data has been used to construct different types of economic data for a "model-building" according to the method used today and the component depreciation method which are then compared to see the effects. The qualitative data has been collected by interviews with the different stakeholders of the company.

    Our study has strengthened the already described effects on annual reports concluded by theorists earlier. However, we have been able to go deeper in some of our explanations than what we have  read on the subject. The most important effects are a more evenly distribution of maintenance costs over the years; it will no longer affect the profit and it will eliminate the cost peaks which occur during years with high maintenance levels. This will also result in a rearrangement of the company's cash flow. The study has also concluded that component depreciation will have a contribution to the stakeholders.  The improved profit during the first years and changed cash flow are expected to lead to different decisions concerning maintenance. The level of maintenance is based on this data and an increase of profits will increase the maintenance level. An increased level of maintenance can lead to a general increase of the building standards. This effect is believed to be especially important to real estate companies with a high share of buildings from the "million programme". We also found an indirect correlation between component depreciation and an increased rent; the possibility of higher building standards may be used as decision basis in negotiations to increase rent.

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  • 187.
    Andreasson, Isabel
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Brunnebo, Julia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Projektframgång, är det så svårt?: En studie om hur projektledare i fastighetsutvecklingsprojekt använder sig av interna kritiska framgångsfaktorer i syfte att nå uppsatta projektmål2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 188.
    Andén, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. 1993.
    How cases can be used as exams2016Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 189.
    Andén, Sara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Hauser, Matilda
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Ledaren och organisationskulturens roll for anstalldas motivation2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Ledarskap och organisationskultur är två avgörande parametrar för företags framgång och är två faktorer som tidigare visats har stor inverkan på anställdas motivationsnivå. Motiverade anställda leder i sin tur till högre prestationer och därmed även högre resultat för hela företaget. Tidigare forskningsresultat har visat hur ledarskap, organisationskultur och motivation har samvarierat men att det är ett komplext ämne som ständigt behöver undersökas i nya miljöer. Syftet med denna studie är därför att skapa en djupare förståelse för hur ledarskap och organisationskultur påverkar motivation samt se i vilken utsträckning det tidigare funna sambandet kan appliceras på arbetsgrupper i Sydsverige. Med hjälp av en kvalitativ studie som baserats på intervjuer med ledare och arbetsgrupper i sydvästra Sverige ska följande problemformulering besvaras Hur påverkar ledaren och organisationskulturen anställdas motivation i arbetsgrupper?. Resultatet visade att den transformativa ledarskapsstil som ledarna i de intervjuade bolagen arbetade efter med högre grad av empowerment hade positiv påverkan på de anställdas motivation. Det framgick dock ur studien att de grupper som arbetade inom standardiserade arbetsmiljöer där empowerment är begränsat resulterade i lägre genomsnittlig motivationsnivå. Organisationskulturens roll i strävan mot att öka motivationen hos de anställda visade sig i dessa fall inte ha någon större påverkan på hur motiverade de anställda var. Resultatet visade också att det fanns andra motivationsfaktorer som spelade in som varken ledaren eller organisationskulturen kan råda över som krävs mer forskning.

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  • 190.
    Annekanavar, Sankarshan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Circular Business Model Innovation within the manufacturing industry in India: Integrated Barriers2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Manufacturing is found to be crucial for the globally industrialized countries whereas its impacts on environment is a concern. Competition worldwide has challenged manufacturing industries with severe economic and environmental pressures, out of which resource scarcity is the most severe. Therefore, since Circular Economy (CE) mitigates these sustainable development challenges, a need to move from the linear “take-make-use-dispose” process to a CE is generated by adopting innovative business models which are called circular business models (CBM). However, a wide gap can be seen between how CE is conceptualized in the literature and how the real life practitioners in India face barriers in realizing it. Hence, the purpose of this thesis is to explore and examine in detail, the various barriers to the adoption of CBMs and thus, creating a shift towards CE among manufacturing firms by exploring challenges faced by practioners in India from various perspectives of the company and the external actors influencing the company and triangulate the barriers found out in the findings with the barriers from the existing literature with an aim of shrinking the literature gap mentioned previously. To fulfil the aims and objectives in this thesis, an extensive literature review is conducted to accumulate information about what information already exists about Sustainable Development (SD) in developing context, Business Model Innovation (BMI) and CE with its barriers. Further, an in-depth case study is conducted on Shree Renuka Sugars Limited (SRSL), which is a sugar manufacturing company in India who practice circular economic principles by achieving resource efficiency through conversion of by-products and wastes into new forms of value. Interviews are conducted on the case company to explore the barriers from the perspectives of the company staff as well as from the perspectives of external actors who influence the company by thinking of the company as a system dependent on its surroundings. Apart from this, additional secondary data has been researched which is used to triangulate with the findings in the later part of the thesis. The findings uncover that the challenges faced by the company are complex, diverse and multidimensional. These identified challenges are clubbed under four dimensions, that is, the barriers from the government, barriers from the supply chain, barriers from financial perspective and barriers from the organizational structure and culture. It was seen that CE was practiced differently in this context than conceptualized in the literature and therefore, other conditions along with this created new barriers for the firm. Also, different opinions were found from different people who were interviewed. This thesis aimed to fill the literature gap on how CE is conceptualized in the literature and how practitioners in India face barriers. The identified barriers in Indian context although not significantly different from the ones in literature yet has tremendous impacts when applied to manufacturing scenario within India. This further leads to also conclude that while all the barriers are interconnected, meaning that they depend on each other extensively, some barriers are more crucial than the other barriers in the Indian context as compared to the literature.

  • 191.
    Annie, Arvidsson
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Josephine, Scholey
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Fjärrvärmeinvesteringar för företag: En studie om investeringsbedömning, risker samt osäkerheter och riskhantering2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to describe how companies on the district heating market implements their investment analysis, identify which risks and uncertainties exists within investments in district heating and define the implementation of risk management.

    The theoretical framework includes two main sections: Financial theory and District heating theory. Some of the introduced theories are: Knight’s definition of risk and uncertainty, Lygnerud’s risk management model, discounted cash flow methods, discount rate, sensitivity and risk analysis, solidity, risk areas in district heating, price dialogue and Nils Holgersson investigation.

    Before companies on the district heating market make an investment there are various methods to assess the investment’s most important factors; economic value and environmental benefit. Every investment involves risks and uncertainties that must be managed by accepting, minimizing, avoiding or eliminating with different interventions. It is essential for companies to implement risk management to remain active on the district heating market.

    • Companies use discounted cash flow methods, discount rate, sensitivity and risk analysis and solidity when making investment analysis.
    • The primary risks are costly main investments, maintenance costs, production breakdown, competition, demand, price and politics.
    • The risk interventions most frequently used are diversification, continuous maintenance, participate in planning, price dialogue, Nils Holgersson investigation, agreement construction and attend to political decisions.
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  • 192.
    Anongdeth, Alissa
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Lundgren, Amanda
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Intressenters påverkan på prissättning av hyresrätter: En jämförelse mellan kommunala bostadsaktiebolag och privata fastighetsbolag2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 193.
    Antonsson, Emma
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Johansson, Carolina
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Värdering av kulturinvesteringar2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Profitability assessments are made in traditional businesses before investments: possible revenues are compared to costs to determine which investments can be profitable. Investing in culture is often associated with high investment costs but not with high revenues, therefore it can be difficult to get a cultural investment to become profitable. Culture is valuable for the community, but is also difficult to valuate in monetary terms since it is perceived differently and existing valuation methods can be used to value the culture output in various ways. Municipalities often invest in culture, why it is interesting to examine how they proceed in order to justify such investments, which this report covers.

     

    Purpose: The purpose of this report is to describe and analyze the factors that can affect decisions in culture investments, and to explain how culture can be evaluated in monetary terms.

     

    Method: In this qualitative report Varberg municipality was selected as a case study. A deductive approach has been used, with a starting point in existing theories and then compared with collected empirical data. The theories are derived from scientific articles and printed literature, the collected empirical data are gathered through qualitative interviews and a quantitative survey.

     

    Conclusion: The report concludes that the municipality of Varberg takes into account the number of visits, population increases, the demand and needs of the residents when making decisions about cultural investments, and not traditional profitability assessments. Method of valuing culture is not used, but the municipality sees culture as an essential part of the community and instead examine the benefits it brings to local residents.

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  • 194.
    Antonsson, Malin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Borup, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Belöningssystem: Regiformens betydelse för belöningssystemet2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Regiformerna har olika målsättningar och olika intressenter. Kan detta vara varför belöningssystemen inte är likadant utformade, trots att individerna utför liknande arbetsuppgifter.

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  • 195.
    Antonsson, Malin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Borup, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Ren eller oren revisionsberättelse: En undersökning om revisorns träffsäkerhet i konkursdrabbade gasellföretag 2006-20112012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Gasellföretag har en snabb tillväxt under en kort tidsperiod men trots en snabb tillväxt försätts en del av företagen i konkurs efter att de erhållit utmärkelsen till gasellföretag. Tidigare forskning tyder på att revisorer som arbetar på en Big 4 revisionsbyrå är mer träffsäkra vid utgivandet av revisonsberättelser än de revisorer som arbetar på andra revisionsbyråer. Tidigare forskning visar också på att auktoriserade revisorer är mer träffsäkra vid utgivandet av revisionsberättelser än godkända revisorer.

    Syftet med arbetet är att kartlägga och förklara revisorns träffsäkerhet av den sista revisionsberättelsen i gasellföretag som försatts i konkurs. Vidare vill vi analysera vilken typ av revisor som är mest träffsäker vid utgivandet av en oren sista revisionsberättelsen till gasellföretag som försätts i konkurs.

    Genom en deduktiv ansats kommer vi testa befintliga teorier för att sedan antingen förkasta eller acceptera hypoteser och genom en kvantitativ metod kommer vi samla in sekundärdata till undersökningen.

    Vårt resultat visar att revisorns träffsäkerhet vid utgivandet av revisionsberättelser inte beror på vilken revisionsbyrå denne arbetar på eller vilken examensnivå revisorn uppnått. Det som istället kan ha betydelse för om ett konkursdrabbat gasellföretags sista revisionsberättelse blir ren eller oren är företagets soliditet.

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  • 196.
    Aradini, Adelina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Tahiri, Ilirian
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Mellanchefers användning av Simons fyra styrsystem via styrmedlet budget: En studie om Simons fyra styrsystem2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 197.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Department of Business and Social Studies, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Department of Business and Social Studies, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
    Tagesson, Torbjörn
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Collin, Sven-Olof
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    The ‘externalisation’ of local public service delivery: experience in Italy and Sweden2010In: International Journal of Public Policy, ISSN 1740-0600, E-ISSN 1740-0619, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 41-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, the local government sector in European countries has undergone important changes involving, among other things, the externalisation of local public service provision through various forms of corporatisation, public-public collaboration, public-private partnerships and contracting out. An important consequence of these institutional changes has been the recasting of local governance systems through the need for increased cooperation between public and private actors. This article addresses these matters with comparative reference to the experience in Italy and Sweden. In doing so, it considers local governments in their constitutional and legal contexts, leading to more detailed discussions of their externalisation initiatives and resultant organisational forms and governance arrangements. Issues of ownership have been important concerning the significance of 'community' and 'place' in the management of public affairs. © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

  • 198.
    Arias Garau, Victoria Carmen
    et al.
    Halmstad University. University of Balearic Islands.
    Crinquette, Alexis
    Halmstad University. University of La Rochelle.
    Social Network Perception by Teenagers2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    Bachelor Thesis
  • 199.
    Arnesson, Matilda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Kullander, Helen
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Fastighetsvärdering: En betydelsefull innebörd baserat på en kvalificerad gissning Studien är genomförd i Varbergs tätort2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Problem

    Property valuation is a broad term that affects many operators. With real estate valuation, it means that the market value is to be produced, which is the price that would likely be paid/received in a sale. The operators which this paper will be focusing on are the sellers, buyers, brokers and bank. The paper is concentrated in the real estate valuation primarily at the time of sale. The property valuation affect the seller as it is he or she who decides whether the property will be offered for sale at the starting price recommended by the broker. The buyer affects the valuation through his or her personal preferences, as it is those that ultimately determine whether the property is attractive at the offered price on the open market. The broker affects property valuation through their experience in the valuation process, and will, based on said experience and historical prices of comparable objects, estimate a probable market value of the property. In the end, it’s usually the bank that determines whether a purchase is possible for the interested buyer, as it is the bank that determines whether it is safe enough to lend the money at the agreed-upon final price of the property. Property valuation is critical to all of the above operators, and this is where our thesis problem has its starting point.

    How do they come to the rightvalue ​​andwhatproblemsare there forthose who are involved?

     

    Purpose

    The purpose ofthis paper is todescribethe approach andproblems that existin the subjectproperty valuation.

     

    Method

    To get an answer to the essay problems, both qualitative and quantitative studies have been made. Through open-ended interviews, we have comprehensive information from our interview respondents, and, by the survey carried out, we have also asked potential buyers their opinions of what they prioritize and what they think about the starting price that has been set.

    Conclusion

    Through the work of our paper, we concluded that property valuation is a variety of means for estimate a value. The market value as appraisers try to extract is a varying value. The market value is mainly affected by the property itself and its attributes but at the same time, it is influenced by the surroundings and the outside world. Although appraisers have adequate comparison objects, can external economic factors affect the final price of the sale. Thus, property valuation is just a guess based on experience about probability. Despite this real estate appraisal is very important. Conclusions drawn from that location of the property is the most important for the value, closely followed by the standard and condition of the house. Seller can through strategic renovations maintain alternative increase the property value but during the sale, the seller may only affect the final price not the market value. The buyer is responsible for the market's opinions and wants school and healthcare close by, they also wants parks and scenic areas close to their homes. The bank also sees that location of the property as most important and that coastal properties represent a better safety aspect in real estate then the country properties.

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  • 200.
    Arnold, Anders
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Lindgren, Alexander
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Finansiering via Crowdfunding: En kvantitativ studie om ägarbilden i små företag2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    Finansiering via Crowdfunding
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