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  • 1901.
    Telemo Nilsson, Sara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Rexha, Laurinda
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    When the physical patient becomes digital: A study of the innovation “digital health care center” on the Swedish market2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Object of study: The innovation “Digital health care center” from a multi-level stakeholder’s perspective.

    Problem: A new technology era has opened up for new kind of innovations. Digital health care centers are a service that recently has been introduced on the Swedish market, which needs further investigation. To be able to better understand, explain and predict future behavior of an innovation the innovation could be theoretical conceptualized and classified. In the specific area of health care, new innovation should preferable be investigated in from a multilevel perspective, including different stakeholders opinions. One if the stakeholders are the customers. If new innovative products and services want to be successful, it required consumers to adopt the product or service, but relatively few studies have focused on the adoption of technology services among customers.

    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to gain a better understanding of the innovation “digital health care center” in Sweden.

    Research question: How can the innovation “digital health care center” be described through a stakeholder perspective?

    Method: The empirical data were collected through qualitative semi-structured interviews and a structured quantitative questionnaire.

    Conclusions: The innovation digital health care center can from a multi-level perspective be described as an innovation that contributes and have an impact on the market and the healthcare industry in many ways. The innovation could be described as a complement to traditional health care. The innovation has influences from different theoretical classes of innovation which means that the innovation cannot be categorized in a specific class. The innovation can be considered successful because it facilitates for the patient.. According to the stakeholder group potential patients, a majority of the respondents thinks that increased availability and time-efficiency would be facilitating factors and reasons for using the service. The innovation is described by the various stakeholders as contributing to a better society. The care becomes more productive, cost effective, more available, and in the broader perspective, the innovation contributes to increased digitalization of the healthcare sector as a whole. There are many new possible fields of application which in the healthcare industry which could develop the innovation further. Strengths and opportunities with the innovation can be considering outweighing weaknesses with the innovation and potential threats of the innovation. 

  • 1902.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    An informal approach to management development at small and medium-sized manufacturing companies2016In: International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, ISSN 1744-2303, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 135-146Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Considerable debate and discussion exist on the effectiveness and relevance of various management development models/approaches/methods intended to support companies and their managers. In recent years management researchers have described successful network collaborations among companies that increase managerial capability, effect positive change, and promote beneficial development. However, the literature has not fully explored the fundamental principles and learning outcomes of learning networks in this context. As a result, organisers (or providers) of management development courses and programs lack the needed resources that help them create effective learning environments. This paper describes an informal management development approach known as the learning network in which SME managers share experiences and ideas in a learning network characterised by mutual trust and purposeful collaboration.

  • 1903.
    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).
    Designing management training using a learning network approach2011In: Research on Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management 2009‐2011: Introducing the Research Area of Innovation Science / [ed] Sven-Åke Hörte, Halmstad: Högskolan i Halmstad , 2011, p. 103-116Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In academic literature there are many references to empirical research about collaborations between companies and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in different network constellations in order to create change and development. However, when reading about all these different collaborations, it becomes obvious that the organising principles and under which conditions networks are effective to use as a development method are not clearly identified. In order to understand this complex area in a better way, I propose that researchers first need to understand the day‐to‐day work of managers and the issues they are confronted with in order to use a network approach as a transformation process that enables learning, in order to design a HEI‐based management training programme that supports action and therefore enables change. Another point of departure in this article is that, when using a learning network approach to design a management training programme, it is important to communicate and make different dimensions of learning very clear. Traditionally, it is often the cognitive (know how) and the social knowledge (know who) that is in focus when using a network perspective to work with management development. What I want to draw attention to in this article is that the psychodynamic knowledge (know myself), which creates self‐confidence and the courage/motivation to work with and try out new ideas, is important if change is to be reached. Also, this will create learning, not only at an individual level, but also at an organisational level, when knowledge is made clear through action (trial and error).

  • 1904.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Learning Networks : A metaphor for inter organisational development1999In: The Babson Kaufmann Research Conference, Colombia, South Carolina, USA, 1999Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    LEARNING NETWORKS—A METAPHOR FOR INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Joakim Tell, Halmstad University, Sweden

    Principal Topic

    I want to highlight the importance of external relations and the qualitative elements in dialogue for the development of SMEs, by using the metaphor of networks as a base for facilitating company development. I have, during a four years period, followed and studied inter organisational networks from “within,” and seen the possibilities of using networks (external relations) as a development tool. In this paper, I reflect over the process where different organisations meet and share knowledge and visions on how to work with development questions and emphasise the importance of external relations for both inter organisational and internal company development.

    Method

    The method used in this study is action research. In action research the question at issue is addressed by both researcher and the so called “researched,” the other (e.g. an organisation) who presents as well as represents the question. The research the learning, is in the joint action, which, if successful, will at the same time and in the same act a contribution to solving or clarifying practical problems as well as generate knowledge.

    Implications

    The implications drawn from this study is that external relations is an important complement in the development of SMEs, both on a personal level for the people taking part, but also on a company level. On a personal level, uncertainty reduction and changed values are examples on development, and on a company level, different intra/inter organisational development projects have been initiated.

    These relations have also proved to be an effective medium for sharing experience and enhancing mutual trust among the participants. It has particularly been effective in sharing tacit knowledge and creating new perspectives.

    In order to give representatives from SMEs a greater possibility to reflection, researchers from universities can work more closely with companies in the region and fill the roles necessary to facilitate these relations. I see that SMEs can use external relations as an alternative form of organisation for development, where a group of key persons from SMEs and universities form this ad hoc “development group,” to compensate for internal lack of resources. This closer co-operation between university and industry will also have a positive, long-term effect on the development of the region and the relations between university-industry.

  • 1905.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Learning networks: A metaphor for inter organizational development in SMEs2000In: Enterprise and Innovation Management Studies, ISSN 1463-2446, E-ISSN 1469-5863, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 303-317Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to highlight the importance of external relations and the qualitative elements of dialogue for the development of SMEs. This is achieved by using the metaphor of learning networks as a base for facilitating inter and intra organisational company development. The paper draws on a five-year field study, where the emergence and workings of inter-organisational networks were followed from a participant perspective with special emphasis being placed on the outcome for SMEs of participating in a learning network. The focus of these networks was on experience exchange and joint knowledge creation, as well as business relations. A significant outcome of this inter-organisational networking was the sharing of knowledge and visions on how to work on development combined with an emphasis on the role of external relations for internal company development, i.e. the possibilities of using networks as a development tool. These relations have also proved to be an effective medium for sharing experience and enhancing mutual trust among the participants. It has been particularly effective in sharing tacit knowledge and creating new management perspectives. Results from the study indicates that SMEs can use the learning network as an alternative form of organisation for development, where managers from different companies, together with researchers, form an ad hoc ''development group'' to compensate for internal lack of resources.

  • 1906.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Managerial strategies in small, fast-growing manufacturing firms2012In: Journal of Management Development, ISSN 0262-1711, E-ISSN 1758-7492, Vol. 31, no 7, p. 700-710Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to create a better understanding of the strategic management behavior of top managers in small, fast-growing manufacturing firms.

    Design/methodology/approach: Empirical data have been collected in Sweden through both a survey of the 100 fastest growing small firms during 2000 and the development five years after (2001-2006), as well as through structured observations of the working days of top managers in six fast-growing manufacturing small firms.

    Findings: Managers in small, fast-growing manufacturing firms are engaged in many different activities. However, a few activities tend to take the majority of their time. These activities are either operational (for instance, activities related to production, marketing and sales) or administrative (for instance, activities related to the firms’ personnel and to financial issues). Looking at the managers’ activities from a strategy management point of view, they spend very little time on strategic activities. This finding may explain why firm growth in many cases declines or even ceases.

    Originality/value: The paper contributes to the theoretical and empirical literature on strategic processes in small, fast-growing manufacturing firms by showing that the majority of their managers use a “simplistic strategy”. Such a strategy may imply that these managers find it difficult to alter their originally successful operational and administrative behavior in order to develop their firms. Such managers are “stuck” in a path dependency mindset, even though the growth of their firms requires that they adopt a more flexible management strategy.

  • 1907.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    The Emergent Nature of Learning Networks2008In: Entrepreneurial Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Application / [ed] Richard T. Harrison & Claire M. Leitch, London: Routledge, 2008, p. 272-288Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book addresses the burgeoning interest in organizational learning and entrepreneurship, bringing together for the first time a collection of new papers dealing explicitly with entrepreneurial learning. Where past books have examined learning in a corporate context, Harrison and Leitch focus instead on the learning process within entrepreneurship and the small business. Areas covered include:

    • a review of the concept of entrepreneurial learning and the relationship between entrepreneurial learning and the wider literatures on management and organizational learning,
    • a review and development of a number of conceptual models of the process of learning in entrepreneurial contexts
    • an illustration of the applications of concept of entrepreneurial learning in a range of contexts
    • an international perspective on entrepreneurial learning.
  • 1908.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Towards inter-organisational empowerment?: Employee participation in the development of a network of small enterprises2001In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 113-125Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, a unique development in a network of small enterprises is presented and discussed. This is the creation of a network of employees that, in the first phase, had a function in parallel with the network of their managers, and which, over time, has led to tighter integration, by means of incorporating more employees in development work. The importance of trust and dialogue will be highlighted as well as the significance of both explicit and tacit knowledge. Finally, attention will be drawn to this network structure as a form of inter-organisational empowerment of employees. This is an extended and modified version of a conference paper that was written by Marieke Hoekstra, Max Lundberg and Joakim Tell for the 5th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training, Queensland, Australia, 26-28th November, 1997.

  • 1909.
    Tell, Joakim
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Gabrielsson, Jonas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). Lund University.
    Management Development in Small Firms: Understanding the Learning Dilemma for Small Business Managers2013In: International journal of Innovation Science, ISSN 1757-2223, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 143-151Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, we link discussions about management development in small firms to the work environment of small business managers. In particular, our aim is to examine management development as an experiential process carried out in daily managerial practice. Using structured observations of managerial work, we found that small business managers operate in work environments with rich opportunities for learning. However, we also found that various and unexpected interruptions and problems typically fragment their workdays. In addition, such managers lack peer support and guidance and have few external interactions and little internal communication. As a result, small business managers find themselves in a learning dilemma that, in the long run, may limit their creativity and innovation. Based on these empirical findings, we draw conclusions about support for work-based management development in small firms.

  • 1910.
    Tell, Joakim
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Halila, Fawzi
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    A learning network as a development method – an example of small enterprises and a university working together2001In: Journal of Workplace Learning, ISSN 1366-5626, E-ISSN 1758-7859, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 14-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Describes how the network concept could be used as a development method and to overcome some of the barriers for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to initiate and work with sustainable development questions. The study has been done in close co-operation with managers and employees from small enterprises, where the ISO 14001 work has been initiated and supported through the network, using each other and the network as an arena for joint reflection, support, and as a resource pool. The result from this study indicates that a university-driven learning network makes a difference in the development work of SMEs – as a source for inspiration, in initiating and working with development projects, for reflection, and as a sounding board, and through its effectiveness in acting as a large organisation.

  • 1911.
    Tell, Joakim
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Hoveskog, Maya
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ulvenblad, Pia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ulvenblad, Per-Ola
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Barth, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ståhl, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Business model innovation in the agri-food sector: a literature review2016In: British Food Journal, ISSN 0007-070X, E-ISSN 1758-4108, Vol. 118, no 6, p. 1462-1476Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    Because the business model is a fairly new concept, research is lacking on business model innovation in certain industry sectors. One such sector is the agri-food sector. Using a systematic literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles published from 1990 to 2014, this paper examines the where, when, and how of the use of business models and business model innovation in the agri-food sector.

    Design/methodology/approach

    A web-based search was conducted to identify peer-reviewed journal articles that contained a combination of “business model” or “business model innovation” with agriculture-related and food-related terms (e.g., “agri-food sector”). After winnowing out irrelevant and duplicate articles, 505 articles were chosen for analysis.

    Findings

    Using categories, the paper analyses various data about the selected articles. The categories include research settings, units of analysis, methodologies, and theories. Based on this analysis, the paper finds that these agri-food sector articles are primarily qualitative, empirical studies that focus on one or a few companies (i.e., case studies). The paper also finds that theory is not yet well developed in the research on the agri-food sector.

    Originality/value

    Systematic literature reviews of various concepts, theories, and models are common in many fields (e.g., information/software technology, healthcare, and organizational management). However, no such review is available for the agri-food sector, in particular in its use of business models and business model innovation. This paper addresses that gap with its review of relevant articles published in more than 300 journals in recent years. Based on this review, the paper draws conclusions about business model innovation in the agri-food sector and offers suggestions for future research. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited

  • 1912.
    Tellram, Sofie
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Sjögren, Emilia
    Halmstad University.
    Ge ditt varumärke ett lyft!: -en studie om hur företag bygger och stärker sitt varumärke i sociala medier2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Title: Give your brand a lift! – a study of how companies build and strengthen their brands in social media.

    Authors: Emilia Sjögren and Sofie Tellram.

    Adviser: Navid Ghannad.

    Level: Bachelor thesis in marketing (15 Swedish credits), Spring 2012.

    Keywords: Social media, Brands, Communication, Social networks, Blogs.

    Purpose: Our purpose is to describe how companies communicate in social media to build and strengthen their brands and to describe the purpose of the communication in social media. Our purpose is also to increase our knowledge and understanding of how companies build and strengthen their brands through social media.

    Method: This thesis has a qualitative method with a deductive approach in which three case studies are studied. The companies have high knowledge in the given topic and work active with social media.

    Theoreticalframework: This part of the thesis begins with traditional communicationtheories followed by communication in social media. The part ends with a comprehensive theory about brands with leads to a model which summarizes our theoretical framework.

    Empiricalframework: In this part the results of the interviews with the three Case studies are presented.

    Conclusion: The study shows that companies build and strengthen their brands in social media through different activities. Depending on the companies purpose it chooses a social media to communicate in.

  • 1913.
    Tengnäs, Alexander
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    How to recognize a good case study2016Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Case studies are widely used across a lot of different subject areas, however there are a lot of questions about the use of it because of the doubt in its’ contribution to science and the quality of it. The purpose with this research paper is to define the case study and the characteristics required in it for it to be classified and recognized as a “good” case study. Findings reveal that case study is defined in many different ways depending on the area of subject it is presented in. A good case study is reliable, valid and is used as a qualitative research method and it contains a lot of depth in the investigated single case.

  • 1914.
    Tengnäs, Alexander
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Where the Swedish Welfare state is today2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1915.
    Ternebrandt, Johan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Eriksson, Christoffer
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Bonusregn över svenska storbanker: En studie om belöningssystemens utformande för legitimitet2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The current financial crisis has left its mark. It has even hit the major Swedish banks who have shown large losses. The media has not been slow to take note of this, and the constant political debate about the bonus culture has been reinvigorated. Our aim is to find out how the major Swedish banks relate to the publicity and describe how and why senior executives are rewarded, and what strategies banks are using in the design of their reward system to maintain a legitimate behavior, and thus the confidence of its stakeholders.

    As a starting point to answer our purpose we have used the agency theory that describes our view of how various problems occurs and how incentives can be established in order to get senior executives to act for their owners' interests. Modern theories of reward systems are taken from a variety of authors, these theories give us an insight into how reward systems can be designed in banks. The final piece is to get insight into what legitimacy might look like in our society. In this area there were a couple of different researchers who were influential in our study.

    We have chosen a qualitative study. In our opinion, a study based on interviews and words is necessary so as to get as close to the truth as possible. In this way we can discover whether or not the banks take into consideration mass Media attention and incorporate a reward system into their strategies. We have interviewed individuals with expertise in the subject, at the bank's HR department. It's mostly where our empirical data is collected, but we have also supplemented this with secondary data.

    In conclusion, we have, among others, found that major banks are taking account of the mass Media debate. They try to participate in the debate, communicate and be open with their reward systems. Clarity is crucial, especially for systems acceptance, among the bank's customers. Having the confidence of its customers is central to the banking business. Thus, banks' teaching ability is the biggest challenge, to maintain legitimacy in the reward system in relation to their stakeholders.

  • 1916.
    Thaci, Milot
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Larsson, Jim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Humankapitalets påverkan på kapitalstrukturer: En studie av svenska bolagsstyrelser2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Styrelsen är ett bolags främsta styrorgan med ansvar för flera strategiska funktioner, såsom övervakning, disciplinering och finansiering, med målet att säkerställa att företagsledningen agerar i enlighet med bolagets vision och aktieägarnas avkastningskrav. Omfattande kapitalstrukturbeslut kan kräva styrelsens godkännande innan de förverkligas. Detta kan innefatta valet om bolaget ska använda sig av interna eller externa finansieringskällor, vilket påverkar kapitalstrukturen/skuldsättningsgraden.

     

    Tidigare studier har bl.a. undersökt hur styrelsesammansättning påverkat bolagets kapitalstruktur. Studier har påvisat att styrelsestorlek, styrelsens oberoende, medelålder och kön påverkar kapitalstrukturen, där studierna har utgått från pecking-order och trade-off teorierna Traditionellt har bolagsstyrelser återspeglat sig av en homogen sammansättning, avseende variabler som ålder, kön, etnicitet, vilket bidragit till eniga affärsbeslut. Studier som undersökt utbildning, erfarenheter och expertis (humankapital) bland styrelsemedlemmar har fokuserat på bolagets finansiella prestation och innovationsförmåga. Dock finns det ingen studie tagit hänsyn till humankapitalets påverkan på kapitalstrukturen.

     

    Syftet med studien är att analysera styrelsemedlemmars humankapital och deras påverkan på bolagets kapitalstruktur för bolag listade på svenska börsen. Genom att använda en deduktiv ansats och kvantitativa data är målet att få svar på syftet. Teorier om kapitalstruktur, såsom pecking-order och trade-off, samt teorier om styrelsens egenskaper, upper echelon och resursberoendeteorin har använts. Därtill har hypoteser formulerats, där kvantitativa data inhämtats från årsredovisningar och empiriskt operationaliserats.

     

    Resultatet och slutsatsen av studien är att humankapital hos styrelsen har en påverkan på hur kapitalstrukturen ser ut bland bolagen. Studiens resultat påvisade att humankapitalet bland börsbolagen kan påverka kapitalstruktur både positivt och negativt. Slutsatsen är att humankapitalet i bolagsstyrelser följer trade-off teorin gällande finansieringsvalen, d.v.s. styrelsemedlemmar balanserar för - och nackdelar för att nå en optimal kapitalstruktur.

  • 1917.
    Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas
    et al.
    Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    Bennett, David
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden & University of South Australia Business School, Adelaide, Australia.
    Preciado, Deycy Janeth Sanchez
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). University of Cauca, Popayán, Colombia.
    Intermediation for technology diffusion and user innovation in a developing rural economy: a social learning perspective2014In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 26, no 7–8, p. 645-662Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Technology intermediaries are seen as potent vehicles for addressing perennial problems in transferring technology from university to industry in developed and developing countries. This paper examines what constitutes effective user-end intermediation in a low-technology, developing economy context, which is an under-researched topic. The social learning in technological innovation framework is extended using situated learning theory in a longitudinal instrumental case study of an exemplar technology intermediation programme. The paper documents the role that academic-related research and advisory centres can play as intermediaries in brokering, facilitating and configuring technology, against the backdrop of a group of small-scale pisciculture businesses in a rural area of Colombia. In doing so, it demonstrates how technology intermediation activities can be optimized in the domestication and innofusion of technology amongst end-users. The design components featured in this instrumental case of intermediation can inform policy making and practice relating to technology transfer from university to rural industry. Future research on this subject should consider the intermediation components put forward, as well as the impact of such interventions, in different countries and industrial sectors. Such research would allow for theoretical replication and help improve technology domestication and innofusion in different contexts, especially in less-developed countries. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

  • 1918.
    Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas
    et al.
    Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    Sanchez Preciado, Deycy Janeth
    University of Cauca, Popayán, Colombia.
    Bennett, David
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden & University of South Australian Business School, Adelaide, Australia.
    Transferring technology from university to rural industry within a developing economy context: The case for nurturing communities of practice2012In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, E-ISSN 1879-2383, Vol. 32, no 9-10, p. 550-559Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The primary aim of this paper is to demonstrate how technology transfer between universities and rural industries in developing countries can be achieved effectively, using independent research and advisory centres as intermediaries. It draws on a longitudinal action research study, which experiments with the process of nurturing and bridging communities of practice amongst recipients of technology and stakeholders concerned with technology diffusion, productivity and economic development. Its empirical evidence is from an academic-related, non-government intervention initiative targeting two small-scale industries, namely fish farming and coffee production, in the Cauca region of Colombia. Results demonstrate how barriers to transfer can be overcome. The interventionist considered as instrumental; its key components and outcomes are discussed in detail. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 1919.
    Theorin, August
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Bornebusch, Fredrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Sambandet mellan sportslig framgång och ekonomisk ställning för fotbollsklubbar i Allsvenskan2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background-Football has gone from being a hobby to a professional commercialized industry where economics play an increasingly important role. A football club works with several dimensions of success. First and foremost the sporting success which could be football clubs table position or number of titles. Then there is financial success, such as the financial position of footballclubs. It is reasonable that these dimensions of success should interlink as the economy sets the framework for which players/coaches the football clubs can recruit, while sporting success should generate a higher commercial interest.

    Purpose-Explore whether there is a connection between sporting success, in the form of table position, and selected key performance indicators.

    Theory-The theory chapter begins with general theory regarding net sales, equity and cash flow as a measure of success. This is followed up with a section about sports management. Then the rules of Allsvenskan are explained by the corporate form and the voting majority regulation. Thereafter, the earlier research is described using previous studies that examined the link between sporting and economic success. The theory chapter is then concluded with hypotheses.

    Method-A quantitative study was conducted using data from the annual reports of football clubs participating in Allsvenskan to make correlation and regression analysis in SPSS Statistics. Other secondary data have been obtained from scientific articles, literature and web pages.

    Conclusions-The conclusions from this study are: There is a connection between the table position and the net sales for a football club participating in Allsvenskan. There is a connection between the table position and the equity for a football club participating in Allsvenskan. There is no connection between the table position and the cash flow for a football club participating in Allsvenskan.

    Key words: Sports success, Economic success, Net sales, Cash flow, Equity, Sports management, Allsvenskan, Football.

  • 1920. Thoene, Claudius
    et al.
    Kneubuehler, Julian
    Book Review: Geoeconomics2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1921. Thoene, Claudius
    et al.
    Kneubuehler, Julian
    Factors influencing trade show performance: Booth-staff characteristics & micro- environment2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1922.
    Thoene, Claudius
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Kneubuehler, Julian
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Literature review of the field of Internet Banking2017Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1923.
    Thomas, Stéphanie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Alexandre, Valentin
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Luxury Sector in China: Behaviours toward French Luxury Brands2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: How Chinese people behave toward French Luxury Brands?

    Method: This paper is built on a deductive approach following three main hypotheses. Secondary datawere retrieved from books, studies and articles found in Halmstad library and several databases.Moreover, primary data were also collected through a questionnaire; which shapes the major lines ofour conclusions.

    Theoretical Framework: The frame of references follows our three hypotheses. First, the culturaldifferences between France and China are highlighted through concepts such as: Hofestede culturaldimensions, Mezirow’s theory and Guanxi. Then, the Mianzi philosophy and the flying geeseparadigm are used to support the hypothesis that brands could be used as social markers. Finally,several theories about the country-of-origin effect are used to analyse the image of French products in China.

    Conclusion: The authors conclude that French luxury brands are considered on the Chinese south-eastcoast as a mark of high quality, prestige and fashion. These features partly motivate their purchasingdecision, whereas the country-of-origin itself is not a convincing argument. These brands, usuallyexpensive, are nowadays perceived by Chinese as a way to emphasis their wealth and thus socialstatus. This behaviour shows a growing individualism toward French luxury brands ownership in acountry historically ruled by collectivism. The contributions and further studies possible are finallyestablished at the end of this paper.

  • 1924.
    Thorson, Mikael
    Halmstad University.
    Business on the Border of Breakdown: An Interdisciplinary Study of Entrepreneurs inKabul, Afghanistan2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Afghanistan has experienced a civil war since the last three decades that has causedenormous damages to infrastructure and incredible human suffering. Insecurity is not only fromterrorists, many Afghans rank political gridlock and deeply rooted corruption as worse. A modelby Bullough et al. provides risk perception, resilience and self-efficacy as determinants forentrepreneurial intentions. The study aggregates resilience and self-efficacy into a psychologicalperspective that, together with a non-monolithic perspective on risk, generates a new model offorces. Vectors illustrate how these forces can balance each other out. The result is a useful modelto detail entrepreneurship under the adverse conditions in Kabul, where entrepreneurs experiencekidnapping as their primary personal risk while administrative threats related to corruption,informality and poor governance are seen to carry an almost equal amount of risk.

  • 1925.
    Thorsson, Markus
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Färm, Julia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Sponsring som investeringsmetod: Hur företag går till väga när de sponsrar idrottsföreningar2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1926.
    Thorvaldsson, Linn
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Gustafsson, Angelica
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Vad förklarar mindre företags val av att frivilligt redovisa enligt K2-regelverket?2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The K2-framework for smaller companies came out in 2008 as a voluntary alternative to the previous regulations BFN/RR. The reason for the development of the K2-framework was because there was a demand among smaller companies for a simpler and less expensive framework.

    Aim: The aim of our study is to examine whether Agent Theory, Positive Accounting Theory and Institutional Theory can explain the characteristics that explain smaller companies choice of voluntarily account according to the K2-framework.

    Methodology: We have developed five hypotheses from three existing theories. Our study follows a quantitative approach where information from annual reports from 274 smaller companies, operating in Halland has been collected. The information was then tested statistically by correlation and regression tests to reject or not reject the hypotheses.

    Results: Based on Agent Theory, smaller companies tend to account according to the K2-framework. Agent theory also says that it is the companies without mandatory auditing and who chooses not to use an auditor that tends to account according to the K2-framework. The result also says that based on Institutional Theory, the firms with mandatory auditing and who do not have any of the Big 4 agencies increasingly account according to the K2-framework.

  • 1927.
    Thorén, Josefina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Andersson, Emili
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Lika eller inte, det är frågan...: En studie om controllerns och CFO:ns arbetsuppgifter2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien grundar sig i att studera inte endast controllern utan även CFO:n på grund av att CFO:n utgör en viktig del i arbetet med ekonomistyrning. Syftet med studien var att beskriva likheter och/ eller skillnader vid arbetsuppgifter mellan controllern och CFO:n samt deras syn på hur den motsatta rollen arbetar. Detta för att öka förståelsen för rollerna som controller och CFO. För att genomföra studien användes en kvalitativ metod som omfattade öppna individuella intervjuer med controller och CFO på Halmstads kommun, Heléns Rör AB och CFO/ controller på Krönleins bryggeri AB. Den teoretiska referensramen delades in i följande teman: Ekonomistyrning, controllerns och CFO:ns arbetsuppgifter, rollen som controller, CFO och CFO/ controller, ledningsgruppen och faktorer som påverkar och samarbete. Resultatet påvisade att det fanns både likheter och skillnader mellan controllerns och CFO:ns arbetsuppgifter samt att det var möjligt att inneha båda rollerna som controller och CFO i en medelstor organisation. Genom respondenternas svar kunde det utläsas att rollerna som controller och CFO tenderade att bli mer, eller fortsatte, vara strategiska.

  • 1928.
    Thorén, Josefina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Johansson, Stina
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Basel III, en avgörande faktor vid kreditbedömning av SMEs?: En studie om hur Basel III kan påverka bankernas kreditbedömning av SMEs.2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In 2010, small and medium sized enterprises (SME) represented a share of 99,8 percent of all firms in Sweden. For these SMEs, banks are an important source of financing. Because of the significance of the banks, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision created international regulations in 1988, which resulted in a capital adequacy of 8% for banks. The Capital adequacy should cover unforeseen losses in a financial crisis, which make the banking sector to be one of the most regulated industries in the world. In 2006, Basel II was created, which made it difficult to evaluate the credit and risk with SMEs. Basel II created a fear that costs for credit to SMEs would increase, and the worry is still there present, even at the introduction of Basel III, which implies the possibility of weakened credit conditions for SMEs.

    The purpose of this thesis is to describe banks’ operation of credit appraisals to SMEs today, analyze and interpret how Basel III may affect banks’ operation of credit appraisals to SMEs, and to understand how Basel III may affect banks’ attitude towards credit appraisals to SMEs, due to increasing capital requirements. To perform this thesis, a quantitative method is used by using a web survey, which was sent to 790 respondents in three of the major national banks in Sweden on condition of anonymity. Of the 790 respondents there were 150 who returned a complete survey response. This gives a response rate of 19%. The result shows that Basel III will fulfill the purpose of creating financial stability in the banking sector but will complicate the ability of SMEs to obtain favorable credit.

  • 1929.
    Thörnberg, Emma
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Nilsson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Fastighetsvärdering: Det tillförlitliga marknadsvärdet2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    According to the Swedish Statistics Central Office (SCB) there were 2 064 000 detached houses in Sweden in 2009. The same year Nordea Bank released a report which described an increased interest in private finances among 2,4 million Swedes. Within the area of private finances lies that which concerns real estate. We argue that a house (detached house) is one of the most financially valuable assets a person will ever own and thus the increased interest in private finance is justified.

    In regard to this, the financial valuation of the property becomes an issue. When discussed, people mostly refer to the market value, which is the estimated value of the property on the open market. Further, there is a problem in finding a valuation method which can be used to estimate the market value.

    Our interest in the subject of this essay has developed from studies of the real estate market value and the methods commonly used to reach an as a reliable value as possible. What factors influence this value and why do they affect the value the way they do? During the course of these studies it has become evident that the estimation of a property’s market value is a complicated process and to gain a deeper understanding we have chosen this subject for our thesis.

    Purpose

    The purpose of this essay is to describe the valuation process upon which the estimate of a property’s theoretical market value is based. Further, the factors upon which this process is based will be investigated.

    Research method

    We have chosen to use a qualitative method to achieve the purpose of this essay. The empirical material is exclusively primary data which has been gathered trough personal interviews. The selection of people we have chosen to interview is licensed real estate agents and authorized real estate valuers in Halland.

    Conclusion

    All the persons we have interviewed apply the same method and pattern of valuation. The crucial factors in the valuation were the same among all the persons we have interviewed and correspond with the theory we have applied. These factors are location, condition and standard. But above this, the experience of each valuer is what finally decides how reliable the market value of a detached house is.

  • 1930.
    Titoric, Nino
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Cavdarovski, Kristian
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Hur IT stödjer Total Quality Management i Medelstora tillverkande företag2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I dagens företagsklimat krävs det att medelstora tillverkande företag tillverkar produkter med hög kvalitet, för att vara i framkant vad gällande ledande kunskaper inom företagets verksamhetsområde. Ett sätt för företag att ständigt utvecklas och driva en vinstdrivande verksamhet är att fokusera på kvalitetsarbetet. Total Quality Management (TQM) är ett kvalitetsarbetssätt som utgår från företagets kunder, som likaså skapar förväntningar på företagets produkter. För företagsledningen innebär detta att förstå kundens förväntningar, tolka förväntningarna och förmedla dem till resten utav verksamheten. Företagsledningens ansvar är att organisera produktionsprocessen på ett vis som möjliggör ökad kontroll av kvaliteten och samtidigt bidrar med kvalitetssäkrad information för resten av verksamheten, medarbetarna. Informationsteknologiska stöd (IT-stöd) möjliggör för företagsledningen att applicera en TQM-strategi inom verksamheten, för att på så sätt försörja medarbetarna med kvalitetssäkrad information och ständigt förbättra kvalitetsarbetet.

    Syftet med studien är att skapa en helhetsförståelse och utveckla en modell för hur företagsledningen i svenska medelstora tillverkande företag kan stödja TQM med hjälp utav IT-stöd. Vi har valt att använda oss utav en kvalitativ ansats och med hjälp utav besöksintervjuer, telefonintervjuer och mailkorrespondens för att samla in data om hur IT-stöd stöjder företagsledningen i svenska medelstora tillverkande företag i arbete med TQM. Med vårt val av medelstora tillverkande företag är resursberoendeteorin (RBT) lämplig, eftersom medelstora företag oftast kännetecknas av bristande interna resurser, så som information. Studien kommer undersöka IT-stöd i form av Business Intelligence system och valet av respondenter i respektive företag ingår i företagsledningen med befattning kvalitetsansvarig och IT-chef. I analysen utreds klara samband hur TQM stöds utav IT-stöd och hur företagsledningen med hjälp utav IT-stöd kvalitetssäkrar informationen i respektive verksamhet. Resultatet av studien visar att Företag A och Företag B använder BI-system som stöd för att fatta realtidsbaserade beslut i produktionsprocessen, baserat på kvalitetsäkrad information för att harmonisera TQM-strategin och för att uppnå kvalitetsmålen. BI-system är ett IT-stöd som är användbart för företagsledningen i tillverkande medelstora företag när de önskar en kontrollerad uppföljning av TQM-strategin. BI-system ökar även kunskapen inom Företag A och Företag B för att förstå verksamhetens arbete med TQM.

  • 1931.
    Tmusic, Enisa
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Distansledarskap över nationella gränser: - faktorer som påverkar relationer och relationskvaliteten vid fysisk distans2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    SAMMANFATTNING  

    Titel: Distansledarskap över nationella gränser – faktorer som påverkar relationer och relationskvaliteten vid fysisk distans 

    Författare: Enisa Tmusic  

    Nivå: Magisteruppsats, 30 hp  

    Nyckelord: Distansledarskap, distansorganisationer, ledarskapsrelationer, relationskvaliteten, fysisk distans  

    Bakgrund: Tack vare globaliseringen och den tekniska utvecklingen är dagens organisationer inte längre knutna till en viss bestämd plats. Organisatoriska förändringar och utveckling av nya affärsmöjligheter på en internationell nivå medför även att organisationens medarbetare är spridda på olika arbetsplatser. Den fysiska distansen präglar dagens organisationer i allt större utsträckning, vilket skapar utmaningar och en direkt påverkan på relationer samt relationskvaliteten mellan ledare och medarbetare inom en distansorganisation.   

    Forskningsfråga: På vilket sätt kan fysisk distans påverka relationer och relationskvaliteten mellan ledare och medarbetare internt inom en organisation?  

    Syfte: Syftet med denna studie är att beskriva och få en ökad förståelse kring distansledarskap över nationella gränser, samt på vilket sätt fysisk distans kan påverka relationer mellan ledare och medarbetare internt inom en organisation. Ett ytterligare syfte är att utveckla och bredda det akademiska ämnesområdet genom att identifiera faktorer som är väsentliga för ledarskapsrelationen samt kvaliteten på denna relation när det föreligger en fysisk distans mellan ledare och medarbetare.   

    Metod: I denna studie används ett kvalitativt angreppssätt som grundas på semistrukturerade intervjuer med fem respondenter på olika nivåer och från olika internationella organisationer verksamma inom Europa.  

    Teoretiskt ramverk: Det teoretiska ramverket utgår ifrån att presentera de mest erkända ledarskapsteorierna under de senaste decennierna som relaterar till distansledarskap och distansorganisationer. Därefter behandlas teorier som förklarar ledarskapsrelationer och beteendeförhållanden mellan ledare och medarbetare. Vidare kartläggs väsentliga faktorer vid distansledarskap och ledarskapsrelationer i samband med fysisk distans.  

    Resultat: Studiens resultat visar att en kombination av den transformativa och den transaktionella ledarskapsstilen anses vara väsentlig för relationer och relationskvaliteten mellan ledare och medarbetare, samt att ha störst påverkan på ledarskapsrelationerna. Det är nödvändigt att en sådan ledare engagerar sig, ger aktivt stöd och visar sig tillgänglig. De faktorer som även har inflytande på relationerna och relationskvaliteten vid distansledarskap är främst förtroende, internkommunikation och tekniska kommunikationsverktyg.   

  • 1932.
    Tontini, Gerson
    et al.
    School of Business Management, Regional University of Blumenau (FURB), Rua Paraguai 436 #101, Blumenau, SC 89050-020, Brazil.
    Solberg Söilen, Klaus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Silveira, Amélia
    Graduate Program in Business Management, Nove de Julho University (UNINOVE), Rua Tucuna 600 #132, São Paulo, SP 05021-010, Brazil.
    How do interactions of Kano model attributes affect customer satisfaction? An analysis based on psychological foundations2013In: Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371, Vol. 24, no 11-12, p. 1253-1271Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper analyses how the interactions of services' attributes, classified by the Kano model, affect customer satisfaction. The present research argues that foundations of the attributes interactions' impact on customers' satisfaction are similar to interactions between intrinsic and extrinsic psychological motivators. To carry out this research, data were collected by interviewing a sample of 119 customers of pizzerias and 152 customers of video rental stores. The results show that the impact of a superior level of ‘attractive’ and ‘one-dimensional’ attributes on customer satisfaction, decreases from 30% to 70% if ‘must-be’ or ‘one-dimensional’ attributes are unfulfilled. These findings support the assumption that it is important to achieve adequate performance of ‘must-be’ and ‘one-dimensional’ attributes before offering ‘attractive’ attributes or hoping to achieve superior performance of ‘one-dimensional’ attributes. It is important for a company to be able to identify the Kano model category for each attribute. The managerial implication suggests that companies should identify and keep ‘must-be’ and one-dimensional attributes on an adequate performance level. Only in this way attributes classified as ‘attractive’ or ‘one-dimensional’ can bring differentials in the market and have full effect on customer satisfaction. No previous papers have studied how the interaction of attributes with different Kano model classifications impact on customer satisfaction and relate it with psychological aspects. This study may lead to the development of more refined methods to design, manage and improve services and products, finding not only attributes relevancy, but also their best combination.

  • 1933.
    Tontini, Gerson
    et al.
    Department of Business Management, Regional University of Blumenau, Blumenau, Brazil.
    Solberg Søilen, Klaus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER).
    How to Use Improvement Gap Analysis to Identify Which Incremental Innovations Should be Incorporated into Products: Managerial Recommendations2014In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT), Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2014, p. 48-53Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to show how the Improvement Gap Analysis method (IGA) evaluates the possible impact of incremental innovations on customer satisfaction, and to give guidelines about applying this technique in practice. Customers of two different products, that are used at home, answered questions about their current satisfaction, expected satisfaction, and expected dissatisfaction, with attributes for each product. The results show that IGA can suggest incremental innovations that could be offered in final products, and which ones may not.

  • 1934.
    Tontini, Gerson
    et al.
    Regional University of Blumenau–FURB, Blumenau, Brazil.
    Solberg Søilen, Klaus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER).
    Innovation Management2015In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Quality and the Service Economy / [ed] Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2015, p. 305-312Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 1935.
    Tontini, Gerson
    et al.
    Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB, Brazil.
    Solberg Søilen, Klaus
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Silveira, Amélia
    Nove de Julho University (UNINOVE), Brazil.
    How do the interactions of service attributes affect customer satisfaction? A study of Kano Model’s attributes2013In: Integrating Practice In Pom Research And Teaching: POMS 2013 Conference Program, University of South Carolina , 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper objective is analyzing how interactions of services’ attributes, depending on Kano Model attributes's classification, do affect customer satisfaction. The results show that the impact of a superior level of “Attractive” and “One-dimensional” attributes, on customer satisfaction decreases 60% to 70% if "Basic" attributes are unfulfilled.

  • 1936.
    Tontini, Gerson
    et al.
    Regional University of Blumenau, Blumenau, Brazil.
    Solberg Søilen, Klaus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Zanchett, Ricardo
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil.
    Nonlinear antecedents of customer satisfaction and loyalty in third-party logistics services2017In: Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, ISSN 1355-5855, E-ISSN 1758-4248, no 5, p. 1116-1135Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the nonlinear impact of quality dimensions of third-party logistics (3PL) services on customer satisfaction and loyalty. Design/methodology/approach: By interviewing 167 small-size companies, and using penalty and reward contrast analysis, the paper explores the nonlinear impact of seven dimensions of 3PL services (safety, fault’s recovery, reliability, speed, flexibility, communication, and friendliness) on customer satisfaction and loyalty. Findings: The results confirm the existence of the dimensions’ nonlinear impact on customer satisfaction. It also shows that some quality dimensions have a direct and nonlinear impact on loyalty. The dimension “friendliness” has a direct impact on loyalty if the company has a below market average performance, which may lead customers to switch service providers. “Flexibility on collection and delivery” has a direct impact if the company has a higher performance, contributing to customers’ intention to continue using the service. Another finding is that, if the company delivers good service recovery after the customer found faults in the service, and if customers trust the company service, they say they intend to continue to work with the company. Research limitations/implications: The present research focused only on small companies in one country (Brazil). Further studies should be carried out to explore different countries, with different realities, and different size of companies. Practical implications: 3PL companies should not only deal with customers’ satisfaction, but also with other quality aspects that directly affect customer intention to continue doing business with the 3PL service provider. These are friendliness, flexibility regarding time and frequency of collection and delivery and faults’ recovery. Originality/value: The present research confirms that the personal relationship is a crucial aspect to be managed in order to keep customers in the long term. In addition, as opposed to most research looking for the antecedents of satisfaction and loyalty of 3PL customers, the present research shows that there is a direct nonlinear impact of the dimensions’ performance on customers’ loyalty, what should be taken in consideration by 3PL managers. It also shows how penalty-reward contrast analysis may reveal nonlinear antecedents that could be used for better understandings companies’ success in the long term. © 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited.

  • 1937.
    Torstensson, Malin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. 1986.
    Dannehall, Emmy
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Customer Support Chat: A strategic tool for a company2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate if a customer support live chat can be used as a strategic tool to increase customer satisfaction and build a stronger relationship. To gather our data, we have chosen to do qualitative interviews with Customer Support Managers at eight different e-commerce companies. By using the model E-Service Quality in the Live Customer Service/Support Chat Success Model (2011) developed by Dr. Ahmed Elmorshidy, we tested if there is a significance between customer satisfaction and the usage of customer support chat. The results we found were in line with our expectations, that the chat can be a strategic advantage tool if used to its full potential.

  • 1938. TRAN, Jonathan
    et al.
    PEULOT, Quentin
    The use of Customer Relationship Management technology in start-up companies2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1939.
    Trevik, Adam
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Garnäs, Fredrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Butikskoncept: Ett modernt sätt att förmedla och stärka ett varumärke2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1940.
    Trpezanovska, Emilia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Bengtsson, Charlotte
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Investeringar och risker på medelstora företag2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att få en djupare förståelse för hur medelstora företag resonerarkring orsaken till investeringar och ge en tydlig definition av vilka risker som kan uppstå. Syftet äräven att beskriva och förklara företagens investeringsprocess från förslag till beslut. Uppsatsen ärav kvalitativ art och data har samlats in genom nio intervjuer på olika medelstora företag inomolika branscher. Den insamlade empirin har analyserats tillsammans med relevant och befintligteori utefter rubrikerna orsak till investering, investeringsprocessen, investeraren, finansiering, kalkylränta,kalkylen, osäkerheter och risker.Vid investeringar på företag spelar investeringsprocessen, orsak till investering och risker en storroll. Investeringsprocessen kan vara en komplex process och olika forskare har olika syn på huren investeringsprocess kan se ut i ett företag ifrån att en idé blir till verklighet. Det finns fleraolika orsaker till att ett företag gör investeringar och det kan vara att underlätta och säkerställa enlångsiktig lönsamhet i verksamheten samt skapa nya affärsområden. Enligt Ohlsson (2012) finnsdet två strategier för att förbättra ett företags långsiktiga lönsamhet, dels genom att företagetinvesterar för att öka intäkterna, eller att genomföra investeringar för att minska kostnaderna.Risker finns vid olika typer av investeringar och riskerna kan vara i form av valutarisk, politiskrisk och marknadsrisk. Hur ett företag hanterar risker och vilken syn de har är beroende på vilketsammanhang företagen är verksamma i och vilken typ av investering som sker.Resultatet visar att flera företag arbetar i en liknande investeringsprocess det vill säga att eninvesteringsidé kommer fram på företaget sedan görs det en omfattande bedömning avinvesteringen, efter detta sker det ett fastställandebeslut i styrelsegruppen och sist realiserasinvesteringen. Orsaken till investeringar på de nio medelstora företagen är att öka effektiviteten,skapa nya affärsområden och därigenom ökar företaget sin omsättning. De risker som kan uppståär politiska risker, valutarisker, marknadsrisker och kommersiella risker. Sammanfattningsvis ärrisker vid investeringar varierande på grund utav att alla företagen inte är lika riskabivalenta. Vissarisker kan påverkas och vissa risker kan inte påverkas såsom politisk risk.

  • 1941.
    Truong Thi Tuyet, Trinh
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Bohlin, Sofia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Building Trust In Sharing Economy: An Exploratory Study of Trust-building Processes And Cultural Differences2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1942.
    Turesson, Eric
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    STRATEGIC INTERNET MARKETING FOR MUSIC FESTIVALS IN OSLO: A qualitative case study on two music festivals practise of strategic Internet marketing2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim of this study was to research how music festivals in Oslo practise strategic Internet marketing and how these could improve their marketing throughout strategic Internet marketing. The interest of this study evoked since there was a lack in previous research in this field. Other issues to explore were marketing particularities and how these could be solved. Two music festivals in the city centre of Oslo were interviewed. The study was based on Chaffey and Smith’s (2008) SOSTAC planning framework, together with previous research findings in the field of strategic Internet marketing. The result showed a primarily use of informal goals, together with actions and evaluation based on gut feelings. Focus was placed on creating additional value and thus loyalty. Most applied marketing were connected to Web 2.0 techniques. The study found several shortcomings concerning the practise of strategic Internet marketing. Suggested improvements included use of online measurement systems and a strategic approach towards objectives and evaluation. The study found two distinct characteristics including the importance of visitor activity and loyalty. Web 2.0 techniques, the website and co-branding activities were concluded to be the most effective types Internet marketing. These together with an enhanced use of Web 2.0 techniques were also concluded to be the solution to marketing peculiarities.

  • 1943.
    Tuvesson, Andreas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Larsson, Carl-Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Sannolikhet, ingen sanning: En studie om värdering av förvaltningsfastigheter till verkligt värde enligt IAS 402010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Från och med 2002 ska börsnoterade företag upprätta koncernredovisningar enligt IAS/IFRS. Detta gäller inom hela Europeiska Unionen. En del av dessa standarder är IAS 40 som behandlar redovisningen av förvaltningsfastigheter. Efter införandet av dessa nya regler har viss kritik uppkommit då flertalet faktorer i värderingsprocessen har stor osäkerhet. Därav är det intressant att titta närmre på dessa olika faktorer, vilka de är, hur de tas fram och hur de påverkar värderingen. Vidare vill författarna se om resultatet av dagens värderingar är tillförlitligt jämfört med försäljningspriser på marknaden. För att få fram dessa resultat används dels dokumentundersökningar och dels öppna individuella intervjuer. Genom analyser av årsredovisningar från sex större börsnoterade fastighetsföretag försöks det få en förståelse för val av metoder, arbetsprocess och de beräkningar av faktorer som genomförs. De faktorer som analyseras är val av värderingsmetod, ingående grundata som diskonteringsränta/direktavkastningskrav och driftnetto samt val av intern eller extern värdering. Vidare ska intervjuer med två företag ge en mer ingående förklaring av de delar som studerats i dokumentundersökningen. Detta för att skapa en förståelse kring hur företagen resonerar vid de val de gör samt vilka delar i värderingsprocessen som är viktigast och svårast att hantera. Företagens värderingar jämförs sedan mot försäljningspriser på marknaden. Undersökningen visar på att det framförallt är valet av värderingsmetod samt uträkningen av diskonteringsräntan/direktavkastningskravet som påverkar resultatet mest. Övriga faktorer påverkar självklart också värderingen men får inte lika stor effekt på resultatet. Det som framkommer av undersökningen är att dagens värdering inte är helt tillförlitlig. Sett på en hel fastighetsportfölj ger värderingen ofta ett tillförlitligt resultat men för enskilda fastigheter är värderingen mer osäker. Värdering av fastigheter kommer dock aldrig bli helt tillförlitligt, men ett strängare regelverk med färre valmöjligheter hade ökat tillförlitligheten betydligt.

  • 1944.
    Tyskbo, Daniel
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Rosell, Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Att tangera det icke tangerbara: En kvalitativ studie om styrningen av intangibles i tjänste- och tillverkningsföretag2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Problemformulering: Hur kan tjänste- och tillverkningsföretag arbeta med styrning av intangibles?

    Syfte: Uppsatsens syfte är att beskriva om och hur tjänste- och tillverkningsföretag arbetar med styrning av intangibles. Styrningen fokuseras och beskrivs utifrån mått och mätning, budgetering och resursallokering, tillgång eller kostnad. Vi vill skapa en ökad förståelse för hur företag kan bemöta utmaningen vid styrningen av intangibles, då flertalet organisationer an-ser att sin nuvarande styrning och mätning av intangibles antingen är bristfällig eller inte existerar alls.

    Metod: En kvalitativ metod med en abduktiv ansats har använts för att besvara problemformuleringen. Fyra stycken besöksintervjuer har genomförts och legat till grund för empirin.

    Slutsats: Alla fallföretag bekräftar utmaningen med styrning av intangibles, trots detta arbetar samtliga företag med det. Tillvägagångssätten skiljer sig åt och det pekar på att det inte finns ett "optimalt" sätt att styra intangibles.

  • 1945.
    Täge, Jessica
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Brorsson, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Revisorns oberoende: En jämförande studie mellan revisorer som är verksamma vid små respektive stora revisionsbyråer, med utgångspunkt i analysmodellen.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    BAKGRUND: Revisorns oberoende är en av grundförutsättningarna för att revisorn ska kunna utföra sitt arbete på ett oklanderligt vis och ge samhället en rättvisande bild av företagen. Skandalerna kring Enron och HQ Bank har belyst oberoendefrågan under senare tid. Skandalen kring HQ Bank har lagt fokus och haft en negativ inverkan på förtroendet för den svenska revisionsbranschen. Ytterligare arbete har därför påbörjats gällande oberoendefrågan. Vi har valt att i studien utgå ifrån analysmodellen vilket är ett hjälpmedel för att säkerställa revisorns oberoende, modellen innefattar tre steg för revisorn att följa. Tidigare studier har påvisat ett samband mellan revisionsbyråns storlek och revisorns oberoende. Har revisionsbyråns storlek och revisorns oberoende ett samband då revisorn granskar små företag?

    SYFTE: Syftet med studien är att beskriva om det finns skillnader mellan revisorer verksamma vid små respektive stora revisionsbyråer gällande oberoendefrågan, utifrån analysmodellen. Genom att gå på djupet med enskilda individer vill vi få en förståelse över hur revisorer uppfattar oberoendet. Vi vill även bygga upp en förståelse för hur revisorerna hanterar beroendeställningar som kan uppkomma.

    PROBLEMFORMULERING: Hur uppfattar och hanterar revisorer vid små respektive stora revisionsbyråer, som reviderar små företag oberoendefrågan utifrån analysmodellen?

    METOD: Studien är grundad på en kvalitativ ansats. Det empiriska materialet har samlats in genom sex besöksintervjuer med auktoriserade och godkända revisorer i Hallands län. Intervjuer har genomförts med tre små samt tre stora revisionsbyråer för att möjliggöra en jämförelse. Samtliga revisorer reviderar små företag.

    RESULTAT: Vi kan konstatera att uppfattningarna gällande revisorns oberoende och analysmodellens utformning inte skiljer sig nämnvärt åt mellan revisorer som är verksamma vid små respektive stora revisionsbyråer. Skillnader kan däremot urskiljas i hanteringen av beroendeställningar. Vi kan fastställa att egenintressehotet och vänskapshotet hanteras olika beroende på revisionsbyråns storlek. Även motåtgärderna och dokumentationen genomförs på olika vis till följd av att de små respektive stora revisionsbyråerna har olika resurser att tillgå.

  • 1946.
    Uhrbom, Oskar
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Jandorff, Jesper
    Investeringsbedömning av energieffektiva småhus i trä2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to describe how Boverkets Byggregler has affected the cost ofnewly built houses from 2003 to 2012, to Boverkets Vision 2025. The purpose is also to findagent-principal relations in the construction sector.When investing in an energy efficient house the operating costs are reduced compared to aconventional house. But due to the lower operating costs, the investment cost rises. In thisstudy, we find out if it is economically viable to invest in an energy efficient house comparedto a conventional house from the customer's perspective.The study's approach has been qualitatively where we in collaboration with Derome Hus hadaccess to three conventional reference houses and a passive house and data that was necessaryto conduct viability assessments on houses. We conducted five interviews with people fromDeromekoncernen and Varbergs kommun.The calculation methods we have used in this study are present value method, annuity methodand a sensitivity analysis. In the present value method, we have calculated all future cashflows to year zero for a fair and comparable pricing to occur. Annuity method allocates theentire investment cost in equal annual annuities. In the sensitivity analysis, we test differentoutcomes in profitability as a result of change in the future price of electricity and districtheating. The electricity price changes we have used in the sensitivity analysis are a priceincrease of 1%, 2% and 3%. The same goes for the price of district heating. We have assumeda calculation time of 20 years and 50 years, where 20 years is the average time a person livesin the same house in Sweden and 50 years is estimated to be the approximate economiclifetime for a house.The results of the study indicate that passive house is the most economically viable option at acalculation time of 50 years. But at a calculation time of 20 years the reference house from2003 is the most profitable option. A principal-agent relation was also located whereFinansinspektionen and Boverket makes it more difficult for an individual to buy a house.

  • 1947.
    Ulvenblad, Per-Ola
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Innovation på landsbygden och i dess företag – för hela samhällets bästa2017In: Så här ligger landet – tankar om landsbygdsprogram och landsbygdsutveckling, Jönköping: Jordbruksverket , 2017, p. 140-148Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 1948.
    Ulvenblad, Per-Ola
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ulvenblad, Pia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    An overview of sustainable business models for innovation in Swedish agri-food production2019In: Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, ISSN 1943-815X, E-ISSN 1943-8168, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 1-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Companies in the agri-food sector are under increasing pressure to adopt sustainable business models that consider not only economic but also both social and environmental aspects. This paper examines how Swedish food producers use sustainable business models to innovate their businesses. The empirical data comes from a telephone survey with 204 companies and from case studies of 4 companies. A conceptual framework regarding sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI) and a eight sustainable business model archetypes are used to map and analyse the sustainability innovation practices and the sustainable business models. The results show a surprisingly sustainable business focus taken by many companies, which is not only on optimization, but also on organizational transformation and on systems building. The results show the companies vary as far as which archetypes they match. The most common archetype matches are ‘Maximise material and energy efficiency’ and ‘Adopt a stewardship role’. Only 10% measure success solely in financial terms, while 80% measure success in financial terms as well as social and environmental terms. Another conclusion is that companies in the agri-food sector have unique characteristics and the value intention of the entrepreneurs is an important building block in sustainable business model innovation. © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

  • 1949.
    Ulvenblad, Pia
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Knowledge Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Research (KEEN).
    Entrepreneurs´ communication behaviours in technology-based and service-based businesses – a resource dependence perspective2010In: New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium: Volume VIII / [ed] R. Oakey, A. Groen, G. Cook & P. Sijde, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010, p. 133-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 1950.
    Ulvenblad, Pia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Knowledge Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Research (KEEN).
    Entrepreneurs’ Communicative Behaviour in Technology-Based versus Service-Based Businesses — A Resource Dependence Perspective2010In: New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium. Vol 8 / [ed] Ray Oakey, Aard Groen, Gary Cook, & Peter Van Der Sijde, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010, Vol. 8, p. 133-146Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To enhance the understanding of entrepreneurial communication strategies in the start-up phase of the business, a resource dependence perspective is presented. Resources can be categorized in several ways. Penrose (1959), one of the pioneers in the resource-based view, and the subsequent work of, for example, Wernerfelt (1984) and Barney (1991), have brought the individual, the entrepreneur and especially resources within the business into focus. The process school of the resource-based view focuses on processes and activities and internal strategic capabilities (Tucker, Meyer, & Westerman, 1996). Furthermore, capabilities are based on developing, carrying and exchanging information through the business's human capital (Tucker et al., 1996). Grant (1991, p. 122) defined such capabilities as ‘complex patterns of coordination and cooperation between people, and between people and (tangible) resources’. Baum, Locke, and Smith (2001) and Lee, Lee, and Pennings (2001) found that new businesses’ internal capabilities are the primary determinants of the businesses’ performance. One of the intangible resources could be a business reputation (Deephouse, 2000). A positive reputation creates advantages in order to obtain, for example, financial capital. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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