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  • 401.
    Dimovski, Christopher
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Carlsson, Dennis
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Revisorns rekommendationer till mindre företag i valet mellan K2 och K32014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: The auditor’s recommendations to small businesses in the choice of K2 and K3

    Authors: Christopher Dimovski and Dennis Carlsson

     Published: Spring 2014 

    Background: The background of this study is the introduction of the new K-regulations. For small businesses, there is a possibility to choose between the rule-based K2 and the principal-based K3. It becomes mandatory to apply the K-regulations from 2014. We want with this study understand and explain the significance of the auditor and its recommendations to small businesses in the choice between K2 and K3.

     Aim: The aim of this study is to describe how the auditor makes recommendations to small businesses in the choice between K2 and K3 and through that create an understanding of what influence the auditor have when it makes recommendations and at the end contribute to the building of models.

     Formulation of problem: How can we understand and explain the auditor’s recommendations to small businesses in the choice of K2 and K3?

    Methodology: We have used a qualitative method where we have interview eight auditors. All auditors was authorized auditor, but with different experience and from accounting firms of different sizes.

    Results: The study shows that the auditor is crucial through its recommendations to small businesses in the choice between K2 and K3. The basis of the recommendation of the auditor is the need of the business depending on the business’ unique situation. The situation of a business is affected by the relationship to stakeholders and the financial position of the business. Two starting points have been identified which is the basis when the auditor view the business’ needs and recommend a regulation (K2 or K3). The auditor recommends a regulation based on the relationship to stakeholders, the stakeholder perspective. The auditor even base recommendations on the financial position in the business, which create possibilities to earning management which aim is to adjust the earnings to pay as little taxes as possible, which is the earning and tax perspective.

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  • 402.
    Direnius, Anders
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Folkesson, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Bankernas syn på företagsrekonstruktion: En kvalitativ studie utifrån bankernas bedömning2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on banks' view of corporate reconstruction relative to bankruptcy. Banks are obligated to maintain the financial balance in society. At the same time, the banks want to maximize profits by lending money to viable and creditworthy firms. It happens, nevertheless, that banks lend money to firms that later face insolvency. These firms may then need to undergo corporate reconstruction according to the law or enter liquidating bankruptcy. During a corporate reconstruction, banks and other prioritized creditors may face the risk that their collateral will decrease in value. For this reason, according to previous research, secured creditors tend to reject the corporate reconstruction to a greater extent than unsecured creditors. However, banks in Sweden rarely say no to corporate reconstructions. Thus, there are contradictions about banks and corporate reconstruction in Swedish context. This is a research gap that this study intends to reduce by studying risks and risk management, stakeholder orientation and credit assessment models in relation to banks' assessment incorporate reconstruction. The purpose of the present study is to increase understanding of how banks in Sweden perceive corporate reconstruction according to the law relative to liquidating bankruptcy. This is accomplished by answering the research question; How do banks in Sweden assess firms that are undergoing corporate reconstruction and why is the assessment performed in such way? To fulfill the purpose of the present study, a qualitative method is applied where the collected empirical data consists of interviews with ten economists or bank lawyers at banks in Sweden. Findings in this study shows that banks primarily assess the risk to the bank when a companyis in corporate reconstruction. Potential impact on the rest of society is assessed to a lesser extent. In order to assess the risk, factors like the five C; s are applied, with the difference that company volume is assessed instead of character. Banks are positive to corporate reconstruction when these factors are at an acceptable level when assessing. However, economists and bank lawyers have different opinions about corporate reconstruction. The fact that banks rarely try to block corporate reconstructions is caused by the fact that it is relatively easy for firms to receive court approval. Thus, it is difficult for banks to block corporate reconstructions even if they risk having negative effects.

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  • 403.
    Domi, Lara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET). Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Wireskog, Carolina
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET). Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Användning av social media bland små och medelstora företag: En studie av café- och konditoribranschen2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Titel: Användning av social media bland små och medelstora företag – En studie av café- och konditoribranschen

    Författare: Lara Domi och Carolina Wireskog

    Handledare: Timurs Umans

    Nivå: Kandidatuppsats, Marknadsföring (15 hp), VT 2011

    Nyckelord: Social media, små och medelstora företag

    Problemformulering: Hur använder sig små och medelstora företag av sociala medier?

    Syfte: Syftet med den här uppsatsen är att beskriva hur små och medelstora företag i Sverige använder sig av sociala medier och vilka faktorer som påverkar deras roll i de sociala medierna. Vi avser även att finna sätt på hur företagen kan bli effektivare i sitt arbete med de sociala medierna.

    Metod: En kvantitativ studie med en deduktiv ansats där undersökningen genomfördes på Internet och vände sig till företag verksamma inom café- och konditoribranschen.

    Teori: Den teoretiska referensramen inleds med teorier om relationsmarknadsföring följt med avsnitt om kommunikation och gratis marknadsföring. Vidare behandlas social media och hur företag använder sig av social media. Kapitlet avslutas med en presentation av vår modell.

    Resultat: I detta kapitel återges de resultat som framkommit ur den undersökning som genomförts. Strukturen utgår från modellen som presenterades i föregående kapitel.

    Slutsats: Studien visar att små och medelstora företag i café- och konditoribranschen använder social media som ett marknadsföringsverktyg i första hand.

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  • 404.
    Dos Santos, Maria A.O.
    et al.
    Regenesys Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Svensson, Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER). Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
    Padin, Carmen
    Vigo University, Vigo, Spain.
    A “fivefold bottom line” approach of implementing and reporting corporate efforts in sustainable business practices2014In: Management of environmental quality, ISSN 1477-7835, E-ISSN 1758-6119, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 421-430Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a "fivefold bottom line" approach in implementing and reporting corporate efforts of sustainable business practices.

    Design/methodology/approach: This viewpoint from industry is based on the content analysis of the South African retail chain Woolworths. The data are gathered and derived from the company's comprehensive annual and sustainability reports from 2008 to 2011 and the company's press releases for this period focusing on their efforts of implementing and reporting sustainable business practices.

    Findings: A lesson learned from the presented "fivefold bottom line" approach to implement and report their corporate efforts of sustainable business practices is that it is adapted to fit and make sense in a specific market and society. The triple bottom line approach is usually derived from, or commonly based upon, a western perspective on the market and society in literature.

    Research limitations/implications: The authors argues that insights from industry of implementing and reporting sustainable business practices based upon different corporate "bottom line" approaches are required in literature.

    Practical implications: The authors propose that the "triple bottom line" approach may need to be commonly adapted to the country and cultural context in focus, which is not normally done, but templates are used.

    Originality/value: Triple bottom line reporting tends to follow common approaches how it is done. There is rarely seen adapted or modified "bottom line" approaches to specific market and societal characteristics in literature. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

  • 405.
    Dos Santos, Maria A.O.
    et al.
    Department of Marketing Management, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Svensson, Göran
    Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
    Padin, Carmen
    Vigo University, Vigo, Spain.
    Indicators of sustainable business practices: Woolworths in South Africa2013In: Supply chain management, ISSN 1359-8546, E-ISSN 1758-6852, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 104-108Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    – The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how Woolworths, a South African retail chain, evaluates and controls its sustainable business practices using economic, environmental and social indicators.

    Design/methodology/approach

    – A content analysis of Woolworths' comprehensive 2008‐2011 sustainability and annual reports examined how this retail chain evaluates and implements its sustainable business practices.

    Findings

    – The results indicate that such indicators play a significant role in evaluating and implementing various Woolworths' business practices aimed at sustainability. In addition, Woolworths' comprehensive governance system ensures that its sustainable business practices are implemented and targets achieved.

    Research limitations/implications

    – The case study demonstrates that businesses can remain profitable, while at the same time protecting the natural environment and striving for sustainable business practices.

    Practical implications

    – This example demonstrates how government influence, institutional mechanisms and senior management commitment to a project ultimately has gone some way to minimise barriers to the adoption of sustainable practices.

    Originality/value

    – The example provides not only a seed of knowledge for others in retailing, but also guidance to both practice in general and theory in the field of sustainable business practices. It demonstrates how an organization has taken strategic action, extended this beyond the firm's boundaries and into the supply chain. The case study illustrates how one organization can act as the change agent in the network. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

  • 406.
    Drakenblad, Isabelle
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Karlsson, Julia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Upplevelser av rekryteringsprocessen: Vad påverkar en individ med annan etnisk bakgrund2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I rekryteringsprocessen bedömer både arbetssökande och arbetsgivare sin motpart för att förutse framtida arbetsbeteende alternativt arbetsförhållande. Det var inte förrän under 1990-talet forskning om rekrytering utifrån individens perspektiv började uppmärksammas. De fåtal funna svenska studier som påträffats behandla rekrytering av individer med annan etnisk bakgrund är fältstudier som visar på att etnisk diskriminering förekommer i den svenska rekryteringsprocessen. Existensen av etnisk diskriminering på den svenska arbetsmarknaden belyser att den mest lämpade kandidaten inte alltid når anställning. Med hänsyn till detta och att populationen i Sverige blivit mer mångkulturell, är uppsatsens syfte att ge en förståelse för vad som påverkar individer med annan etnisk bakgrunds upplevelse av rekryteringsprocessen. Insamlade teorier och genomförda intervjuer har tolkats genom ett hermeneutiskt angreppssätt vilket har kombinerats med den abduktiva ansatsen. Den kvalitativa ansatsen baserad på personliga intervjuer med individer, från södra Sverige, tillhörande etniska minoritetsgrupper bidrog till att besvara uppsatsens forskningsfråga: Vad påverkar en individ med annan etnisk bakgrunds upplevelse av rekryteringsprocessen? Uppsatsens analys mynnade ut i en slutsats som belyser en mängd samverkande variabler vilka påverkar individer med annan etnisk bakgrunds upplevelse av rekryteringsprocessen. Dessa variabler är organisationens attribut, passform mellan individ och organisation samt arbetets egenskaper, human- och kulturellt kapital från svensk utbildning, språkkunskaper i tillräcklig eller önskad utsträckning för att accepteras på den svenska arbetsmarknaden och utformning av socialt nätverk.

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  • 407.
    Drozdz, Sebastian
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Dufwa, Marcus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Meconnen, Robiel
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    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).
    An Assessment of Customer Shared Value in the Restaurant Industry – a Survey from Sweden2015In: Theoretical and Applied Economics, ISSN 1841-8678, E-ISSN 1844-0029, Vol. 22, no 4 (605), p. 85-98Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article tries to investigate to which extent the concept of Customer Shared Value (CSV) is relevant for a particular industry, the restaurant industry. We wanted to know if there is a correlation between social benefits and economic benefits for restaurants. We also wanted to know if restaurants already conduct their business according to the concept of Creating Shared Value, but maybe without reference to the concept as such. We found that restaurant companies in Sweden actually work to create economic benefits and social values. However we did not find that there was any clear pattern between economic value and social values. The companies with the highest total shared value are in fact the companies with the highest revenue, but there are also companies with lower revenue which have scored high in total shared value and vice versa. Most of the restaurants implicitly work with several factors of the concept such as having knowledge of the costs and causes of environmental impacts and the notion of how to treat employees fairly. The findings are valuable because they show to what extent CSV is a reality in the restaurant business today. This may have implications about how practitioner and scholars alike view the concept of CSV.

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  • 408.
    Dufour, Julien
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Son, Pierre-Etienne
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Open Innovation in SMEs: towards formalization of openness2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Open innovation has been widely debated in management literature. However, little attention has been given to how small and medium sized enterprises manage to open up their innovation process. Consequently, various questions remain unanswered. In particular, we want to shed light on the following issue: how small and medium-sized enterprises manage organizational changes in their journey from closed to open innovation. A literature review examines how small and medium-sized enterprises open up their innovation process based on nine perspectives. Then, the reference framework addresses the organizational changes embedded in evolving from closed to open innovation. In this sense, we use acknowledged concepts on organizational change research to carry out an in depth-case study on a small and medium-sized enterprise evolving in the sports equipment industry. The results demonstrate that, in its journey from closed to open innovation, the small and medium-sized enterprise has had to stimulate and to manage changes to four company’s dimensions i.e. corporate culture, networking, organizational structure, and knowledge management systems. The paper concludes by highlighting the diverse organizational changes undertaken by the company on these four dimensions. Based on this paper’s conclusion, managerial implications and discussion for future research are drawn.

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  • 409.
    Duong, Sandra
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Andersson, Josefine
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Vad sägs i den digitala världen?: En studie om eWOMs påverkan inom restaurangbranschen2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka hur restauranger påverkades av recensioner och ratings gjorda av konsumenter online. De valda recensionssidorna var Tripadvisor och Yelp, samt Facebook som ett socialt nätverk. Detta undersöktes genom en kvalitativ och kvantitativ studie, i form av två intervjuer och statistisk analys av data som vi samlades in från 89 restauranger i Stockholm. 

    Vi konstaterade att det inte fanns någon stark koppling mellan recensioner, ratings och ett företags nettoresultat. Trots detta var elektronisk word-of-mouth (eWOM) en viktig del av en restaurangs marknadsföring och recensioner var en stor del i beslutsprocessen om kunder valde att gå till restaurangen eller inte. För restauranger var det viktigt kunna bemöta och kompensera missnöjda kunder, även om det inte direkt syntes på deras resultat så kan det få konsekvensen att restaurangen fick dåligt rykte online. Vi kunde se vissa skillnader på synsättet mellan en restaurang med hög rating respektive låg rating på områden så som interaktivitet online. Synen på vilket av WOM och eWOM som är mest effektivt skiljde sig även mellan företagen. Överlag kunde stora skillnader dock inte påvisas.

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  • 410.
    Dusanic, Bojan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Osmanovic, Armin
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Företagsfusioner och förvärv i Sverige: Förvärvens inverkan på aktiekursen2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In today's globalized business world, it has become easier to get information from both the market and the companies. This leads to the fact that, from the last decades, companies are continuously expanding through mergers & acquisitions through the need for constant development and optimization of asset value. But how does it look in reality? What conditions do we have in Sweden in relation to outside markets such as, for example, USA and the rest of Europe? As both institutional and cultural conditions differ from one country to another, it may result in mergers & acquisitions being different. Underlying variables that affect the excess return on mergers & acquisitions differ depending on where the mergers or acquisitions occurs. Hostile acquisitions in the United States clearly show that it gives a negative excess return, while in Europe it shows that it was the hostile acquisitions that generated a positive excess return. How is it in Sweden? To find out how the excess return looks like in Sweden and to find out what kind of underlying variables affect the excess return, we made a quantitative event study between 2003 and 2015. During this period, we found 64 Swedish companies that met the study criteria. In this study, we found that the excess return generated a more positive over return for target companies than bidding companies, which is consistent with previous research in the area. The underlying variables that affect the excess return in Sweden are as follows: Type of tender, method of payment and partial cross-border merger and acquisition (target companies).

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  • 411.
    Dusanic, Bojan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Osmanovic, Armin
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Vad påverkar financial literacy?2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    På senaste tid har det individuella kravet på ekonomiska frågor ökat allt mer och mer i takt med den teknologiska framfarten. I samband med detta är det väldigt viktigt med finansiell kunskap, även kallat financial literacy, för att kunna utföra dessa vardagliga situationer. Vad är det då som förbättrar en individs financial literacy? Vissa studier hävdar att det är det finansiella beteende som är grunden till en god financial literacy, medan andra påstår att det har med räknekunskap att göra. Andra faktorer, såsom utbildning, kön och ålder konstateras spela en stor roll om man frågar andra aktörer. Vilken av dessa faktorer är då den viktigaste för att man ska ha en god financial literacy och kunna tackla dessa situationer som uppkommer i vardagen? För att kunna genomföra detta arbete gjordes en kvantitativ undersökning i form av en enkätundersökning där svar hämtades från 257 respondenter (18+). Materialet från enkätsundersökningen analyserades och jämfördes med tidigare forskning. I denna studie så kom vi fram till att den viktigaste faktorn för en god financial literacy är ekonomisk utbildning som sedan följs av räknekunskap och finansiellt beteende, som kan jämföras med den kognitiva förmågan hos individer som beskrivs av rational choice theory. Både kön och ålder visar skillnader i det finansiella beteendet men visar inget direkt samband till financial literacy.

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  • 412.
    Dyckmans, Christoph
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Rooney, Simon
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    The Establishment of Open Innovation Arenas: Exploring Critical Aspects2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to explore critical aspects in the establishment of an open innovation arena. This study considers only the perspective of science parks as the establisher and facilitator of the open innovation arenas. By understanding these critical aspects science parks and its participants can benefit from improved innovativeness.

    Using existing theories, a theoretical framework illustrating critical aspects for the establishment of an open innovation arena was created and subsequently tested through a qualitative research strategy. The research design included case studies into four science parks, three in Sweden and one in the UK, at various stages of establishing and facilitating open innovation arenas. The primary data comprised interviews with top management at each of the science parks, as well as one interview with a committee overseeing science parks in Sweden. The locations for the case study selection were based on Sweden and United Kingdom’s current prominence and success in fostering collaborations.

    The results of this study indicate that there are a number of critical aspects important during the establishment of open innovation arenas by science parks. Among these critical aspects are the selection of participants, a neutral and passive stance on formalization of contracts and IP, the creation of trust and motivation within the arena, the importance of the physical arena setting and the benefit of an arena topic area prominent amongst the surrounding participants. In addition, this study shows the importance of science parks’ neutral position, as well as the influence of the participants throughout all aspects.

    Based on these findings, practical and theoretical implications are presented and discussed in the paper. The key implications of this study are that science parks should play an active role to select appropriate projects and participants in order to create trust and motivation within the arena, provide a physical meeting place and access to specialized equipment that fosters communication and encourages collaboration among participants, as well as sourcing projects close to the science park’s geographical proximity. Additionally, they should choose one or more topic area and utilize networks in order to build up expertise, While science parks should play a passive role regarding formalization and IP regulations, it is important that they know how to assists the participants when requested. 

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  • 413.
    Dyverfors, Frida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Josefine, Liljenberg
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Bank och Lean är ni ett team?2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The competition among companies in today’s society has increased due to the ever growing market and its global reach. The company Toyota is known for having developed the concept of lean in the production sector. During the past decade, the services sector started applying lean. Lean is a vague term that can be interpreted differently. The concept can be perceived as an approach, a method, but can also be perceived as a philosophy, culture. The basic idea behind lean is to reduce waste and increase customer satisfaction. Competition in the global banking market can be a contributing factor to the banks chooses to focus on expanding. Lean can be a tool for development banks. There is no precise definition which can depend on the many aspects and expressions of lean and can contribute to the concept becomes difficult manageable. The purpose of Lean in a bank is the elimination of waste, such as waiting time, change the business culture and structure their company to sustain improved performance and profitability.

    The study's purpose is to create a deeper understanding of how banks interpret and apply lean. Our study has studied Leans grounds and how they can be applied in the banking sector. We have also focused on Lean's different interpretations and how this is reflected in the application in banks. The study is designed based on a qualitative method with an inductive approach, meaning that the empirical material is collected through individual interviews. To get a deeper understanding, we chose to interview six people from three different banks that have implemented lean. The banks we interviewed are: SEB, Nordea and Skandia. The conclusions that we can draw from our study is that the interpretation of lean is not different in a horizontal plane but at a deeper discussion of the concept has been shown that the interpretation differs between banks, as they (SEB, Nordea and Skandia) describe lean as a philosophy / mindset but also as a tool and use lean to resolve and detect problems. We also concluded that the application of the banks do not differ significantly worthwhile. The banks (SEB, Nordea and Skandia) have standardized their work, used the picture meetings and appointed lean agents who will run lean work. Our final conclusion is that companies really using lean more or less. The study has contributed to a new understanding of how lean can be interpreted and applied in banks, and a description of lean. In a practical perspective, the study has helped to explain how other Swedish banks may interpret and apply lean.

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  • 414.
    Edenhammar, Clara
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    The dynamics of the case method: A comparative study2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 415.
    Edenhammar, Clara
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Nordin Kallenstål, Emelie
    Halmstad University.
    Affärsmöjligheter i tidsbegränsade bygglov2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    De senaste åren har tidsbegränsade bygglov blivit allt mer förekommande inom byggbranschen. Bostadsbyggnation är ett nationellt aktuellt ämne då bostadsbyggande inte förväntas avta i och med den bostadsbrist som råder i delar av Sverige. Därför ämnar denna studie undersöka hur företagare ser affärsmöjligheter i tidsbegränsade bygglov.

    Affärsmöjligheter är ett brett begrepp som är väl studerat och kan tolkas på olika sätt. I denna studie har vi valt att avgränsa affärsmöjligheter till tidigare erfarenheter och hur dessa kan vara avgörande för en företagare i dess beslutsfattande. På bostadsmarknaden är i många kommuner efterfrågan på bostäder högre än utbudet. Det skapar ett rådande problem som företagare ser affärsmöjligheter i att kunna avhjälpa med hjälp av att snabbt kunna påbörja byggnation med hjälp av tidsbegränsade bygglov. Regeringen arbetar ständigt med att underlätta lagar och regleringar för att underlätta användandet av tidsbegränsade bygglov.

    Några väl etablerade skribenter när det kommer till affärsmöjligheter är bland andra Baron & Ensley (2006), Saravathy (2001) samt Gudonavicius & Fayomi (2014). Dessa påpekar att erfarenheter spelar stor roll i beslutsprocessen, samt hur innovativitet och imitativitet hos företagare påverkar beslutsfattandet. Den teoretiska referensramen grundas på sekundär data publicerad av väl etablerade forskare inom affärsmöjligheter och bygglov vilka utgör studiens huvudrubriker. För att finna dessa publikationer har följande sökord används:

    Bygglov, tidsbegränsat bygglov, detaljplan, affärsmöjlighet, business opportunity, opportunity recognition, causation and effectuation, innovativ, imitativ.

    Studien är skriven utefter en kvalitativ metod där fem företagare aktiva inom tidsbegränsade bygglov blivit intervjuade på telefon. Intervjupersonerna är funna efter register insamlade från Kungsbacka kommun, Halmstad kommun, Göteborgs kommun samt Gävle kommun. Även via tips och rekommendationer från funna kontakter i samband med sökandet efter intervjupersoner till empirin. Författarna har i intervjuerna utgått från en intervjuguide och intervjuerna har därmed blivit öppna och varit möjliga att anpassa efter varje företagare och situation. Intervjuerna har skett kvalitativt för att ge en bred förståelse kring användandet av tidsbegränsade bygglov.

    Studiens analys framför att det i fångandet av affärsmöjligheter krävs att en företagare är aktiv, har förmågan att se trender och mönster på en marknad, samt hur den framtagna teorin stämmer överens med studiens intervjupersoner och hur de verkar i respektive företag. I analysen lyfts även skillnaden mellan en prövande och rationell beslutsprocess fram, och att det i praktiken kan vara svårt att dela in företagare i den ena eller den andra kategorin. Det viktigaste är att ha ett tydligt definierat mål, samt att hålla flexibilitet under projektets gång för att kunna bemöta problem som kan uppstå så effektivt som möjligt. Något som även lyfts fram i analysen är hur regleringar runt omkring bygglovsansökningar även påverkar ansökningsprocessen, exempel på dessa är planmonopol och detaljplaneprocessen. Tidsbegränsade bygglov innebär en kortare ansökningsprocess än den vid permanent bygglov.

    Studiens utfall visar att det skiljer sig i hur affärsmöjligheter uppstått vilket påverkat hur företagarna beslutat sig för att ta sig an projekt med tidsbegränsade bygglov. Hos alla respondenter finns en tydlig vinstfokusering, därmed inte sagt att denna endast är av ekonomisk karaktär. Vinst för företagarna kan även vara till exempel en möjlighet att etablera sig på marknaden. 

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  • 416.
    Edling, Rebecca
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Andersson, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Företagsledningens resonemang kring kapitalstruktur vid fastighetsinvesteringar: - en kvalitativ studie på tre expansiva fastighetsbolags arbete med kapitalstruktur2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Title: Management's discussion of capital structure in real estate investments.

    Publication: 2016-05-31

    Authors: Malin Andersson och Rebecca Edling.

    Supervisor: Eva Berggren.

    Examiner: Titti Eliasson.

    Problem definition: What discussion management of expansive real estate concerns haveabout capital structure of investments in real estate?

    Purpose: The purpose is to explain how expansive real estate concerns works with their capital structure when they are doing investments in real estate. To explain this, we also needto understand how the capital structure is composed and things who may affect it. Furthermore, we also want to know if managements of expansive real estate concerns arereasoning about financial distress.Method: The study is a case study based on three interviews where respondents wereexpansive real estate concerns. It has a qualitative approach and has an abductive basis.

    Conclusion: Size and ownership structure are the factors that have the greatest impact on themanagement's discussion about the capital structure of expansive real estate concerns. Furthermore, the debt or the profitability are not affecting the capital structure in the sameextent. The study also showed that financial stress is something that expansive real estateconcerns takes into consideration in its work with the capital structure.

    Keywords:Capital structur, dept ratio, influencing factors and financial distress.

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  • 417.
    Efemini, Eirene
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Lech, Leila Patricia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    The Product Importance and Involvement Measurement: A mobile banking perspective2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This study aims to investigate how important the mobile banking is amongst the

    Swedish population. This has become an important area due to the fact that competition in

    the financial sector has made it mandatory for banks to adopt new technologies, the

    increase of mobile devices and Internet access as a way of communication and the slightly

    lack of theoretical and statistical knowledge in this specific field.

    Methodology: Quantitative methods are used to gather empirical findings that will be

    subsequently analysed according to the adapted model of product importance and

    involvement theories.

    Findings: The Swedish mobile banking users are educated and skilled; the average usage is

    2-3 times a week. Although the current app appears to be a complete tool, there is a need to

    include other features. More than a half the population are described as having an enduring

    importance towards the product. As additional finding, the research suggests that mobile

    banking market could be described as being in a mature stage with few new adopters.

    Research limitations: The product importance and involvement theory has never been used

    to investigate technological phenomenon. The methods were restricted due to time limit.

    Recommendations: Future studies could benefit from exploring this area through a more indept

    approach by considering the views of financial institutions and conduct a qualitative

    study with the users. In the managerial field, financial institutions should consider different

    strategies with the current users as presented in the model, such as a more integrated and

    interactive revised mobile banking app.

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  • 418.
    Egels-Zandén, Niklas
    et al.
    Center for Business in Society, School of Business, Economics and Law at Göteborg University.
    Aagerup, Ulf
    Marketing Group, School of Business, Economics and Law at Göteborg University.
    Misery as Corporate Mission: User Imagery at the Nightclub The Spy Bar2007In: Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics / [ed] M. W. Vilcox and T. O. Mohan, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2007, 1, p. 163-171Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 419.
    Ek, Cynthia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Ibraimovski, Alice
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Agentkostnader när fastighetsbolag anlitar konsulter vid TEDD: Hur agentkostnader uppstår och förebyggs när konsulter utför teknisk och miljömässig due diligence (TEDD)2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Due diligence är en värdeskapande besiktningsmetod som fastighetsbolag främst använder i samband med stora fastighetsaffärer. Besiktningen indelas i olika områden och denna uppsats fokuserar på teknisk och miljömässig due diligence (TEDD), vilka är extra betydelsefulla vid fastighetsförvärv. Dessa besiktningar utförs emellertid av fastighetsbolagen, men vanligtvis anlitas konsulter, då de besitter expertkompetens. I ett sådant affärsförhållande, där ena parten delger den andra parten arbetsuppgifter, kan så kallade agentkostnader uppstå. Uppsatsen identifierar agentkostnader samt förklarar hur fastighetsbolag förebygger dem. För att skapa kunskap om detta har tidigare forskning studerats och respondenter från fyra fastighetsbolag och tre konsultbolag medverkat i en kvalitativ studie. Studien påvisade ett flertal agentkostnader som uppstår i praktiken samt åtgärdsmetoder som fastighetsbolag nyttjar. Tillsammans med tidigare forskning har respondenternas svar analyserats, där likheter och skillnader har granskats sinsemellan företagen och paralleller har sedan dragits till teorin. Studiens resultat visar att agentkostnader uppstår till följd av informationsasymmetri samt självintresserade konsulter och förebyggs genom kontrollering, förtroende och kunskap. 

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  • 420.
    Ekblom, Anna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Ernér, Anna
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Passivhus - lönsamt eller ej?: En jämförelse mellan ett passivhus och ett konventionellt hus2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As a result of increased energy prices more and more energy-efficient homes are coveted. An energy-efficient alternative is passive houses, which is characterized by an extremely well insulated building envelope that recovers the heat without the use of radiators or under floor heating. But a passive house requires a higher investment cost than a conventional building project, since it will require more construction materials, training of construction workers, greater land area, and long construction period. But the lower operating cost expects to pay back the higher cost of investment. We therefore question how profitable a passive house is in relation to houses built according to modern conventional building techniques.

    The aim of our study is to investigate the viability of passive houses compared to convent­ional houses. By using economic tools we intend to pursue this question of profitability to see where, when and how costs and revenues emerge.

    Our report resulted in a case study where we looked closer at the passive house project Oxtorget and the conventional project Apollofjärilen, which both are owned by Finnveds­bostäder in Värnamo. Through interviews with Per-Magnus Rylander, project manager for Oxtorget, and Jan-Olof Fag, operation manager for Oxtorget, we got access to sufficient infor­mation about the two projects to compare the various profitability calculations, to finally discover which of the two projects that was most profitable.

    With the help of our collected empirical data and economic tools, we concluded that Oxtorget became an unnecessarily expensive passive house project. This is because Oxtorget was built in such an early stage that information and experience from passive technology was missing, which involved a cost to the construction team to learn new technologies. Besides, there were only two offers, which meant less competition and therefore a high price. But it is primarily Oxtorgets planning cost that has affected our profitability calculations adversely. Since the building was appealed it required two planning’s which made Oxtorgets investment cost more difficult to recoup. But thanks to government contributions and low rates, we could still come to the conclusion that Oxtorget was a profitable venture, but nowhere near as profitable as we initially expected. Finally, we found out that we believe that if a similar comparative study carried out in which the passive house project follows a normal building process we will see a significant change of the result. We have also realized that the rate plays a significant role on projects profitability. For this reason, we have finally found that minimized investment costs are the most important thing to ensure that a passive house is more profitable than a convent­ional house.

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  • 421.
    Ekdahl, Julia
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Clarberg, Anna
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Den svenska ekonomutbildningens relevans: Hur kan den påverkas av en alltmer digitaliserad revisionsbransch?2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Digitaliseringen är en av de starkaste drivkrafterna som påverkar samhället och den snabba utvecklingen förändrar revisionsbranschen och revisorns sätt att arbeta. Förändringen ställer nya kompetenskrav på revisorn vilket resulterar i ett gap mellan existerande högskoleutbildningar och revisionsbranschen. Digitaliseringens framfart har således lett till en ökad oro kring hur högskoleutbildningar på ett effektivt sätt förbereder studenter för revisorsyrket. Hur förändrade kunskapskrav i revisionsbranschen kommer påverka högskolornas ekonomutbildningar är ur svensk kontext ett relativt outforskat område och uppsatsen bidrar med tidsrelevant forskning till det existerande forskningsgapet. Syftet med uppsatsen är att beskriva hur ekonomutbildningar vid svenska högskolor och universitet kan komma att förändras med anledning av digitaliseringens påverkan på revisionsbranschen. Vidare syftar uppsatsen till att undersöka bakomliggande mekanismer som hindrar ochmöjliggör en förändring för att skapa förståelse för fenomenet. Studien anammar en kvalitativ studie som, baserad på intervjuer med auktoriserade revisorer, respondenter från akademin samt en intervju med redovisningsspecialisten Pernilla Lundqvist, besvarar studiens problemformulering: Hur kan den svenska ekonomutbildningen med inriktning revision komma att förändras för att överensstämma med de nya kunskapskraven i branschen som digitaliseringen medför? Resultatet visar att digitaliseringens påverkan på revisionsbranschen har förändrat kunskapskraven för revisorn och att högskolornas ekonomutbildning inte lever upp till efterfrågade kunskapskrav i branschen. IT-kompetens och analytiska kunskaper inom affärssystem blir nyckelkompetenser för aspirerande revisorer i framtiden. Studien identifierar framstående problemområden som hindrar en nödvändig utveckling av ekonomutbildningens digitala resa; en avsaknad förståelse för professionernas logiker och bakomliggande institutionella mekanismer som skapar tröghetpå högskolorna.

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  • 422. Ekdal, Julia
    Cases as a time consuming way of covering theory2016Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 423.
    Ekelund, Agneta
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Styrning med målkonflikter i kommunala organisationer: En studie med inritning på förskolans beslutsfattare inom Halmstads kommun och Laholms kommun2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

     

    Sammanfattning

    Titel: Styrning med målkonflikter i kommunala organisationer 

    Författare: Agneta Ekelund

    Handledare: Marita Blomkvist

    Nyckelord: Målstyrning, förskolor, otydliga mål, förvaltning, kommun.

    Problemformulering: Vilka styrmetoder använder kommunala organisationer där det kan finnas konflikter mellan olika mål, och vad i styrningen skiljer mellan organisationer inom samma bransch? 

    Teorier: Olika teorier tas upp som ligger till grund för den undersökning som valts att göras. De grundläggande teorierna som presenteras med denna uppsats är målformulering, målkonkurrens och styrmetod. De organisationer och mål som presenteras i denna uppsats är Halmstads kommun, Laholms kommun samt de nationella styrdokumenten för den svenska förskolan (Lpfö 98).

    Metod: För att undersöka om målkonflikter finns inom kommunala organisationer har denna uppsats skrivits med en abduktiv ansats. Detta har gjorts genom att jag har samlat in kunskaper. Det innebär att det har valts att göra en fallstudie- och datainsamlingsmetod i form av intervjuer och dokument. 

    Empiri: Fakta presenteras den som har kommit fram under intervjuer med representanter från Halmstads och Laholms kommuner. Den svenska förskolan presenteras samt hur den offentliga styrningen sker.

    Analys: I den analyserande delen kopplas teorin samman med det som har tagits fram genom intervjuer och de dokument som har samlats in. Presentation av denna analys sker genom matriser. 

    Slutsatser: Utifrån denna undersökning dras slutsatser som t.ex. av alla de styrmetoder som framställdes i teorin är de två starkaste i detta fall profession och budget. Vidare har det framkommit att målen anses vara övergripande och oklara. Genom detta kan det påvisas att det finns indikationer på att målkonflikter föreligger.

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  • 424.
    Ekhamn, Jonathan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Tillack, Emelie
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Konsumenternas attityd till reklam på Snapchat2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Titel: Konsumenternas attityd till reklam på Snapchat

    Nivå: Kandidatuppsats inom företagsekonomi med inriktning på internationell marknadsföring (15 HP), VT-2016.

    Författare: Emelie Tillack & Jonathan Ekhamn

    Handledare: Navid Ghannad

    Examinator: Hélène Laurell

    Syfte: Syftet med den här studien är att skapa en ökad kunskap ochförståelse kring konsumenternas attityd till reklam på Snapchat.

    Metod: Denna uppsats utgår från ett deduktivt förfaringssätt. Detta kombinerat med både en kvantitativ och en kvalitativ ansats harutmynnat i en enkätundersökning samt åtta djupintervjuer med respondenter som är aktiva på Snapchat.

    Teoretiskt Ramverk: Detta kapitel behandlar teorier om vad en attityd är, en attitydmodell, attityder på sociala medier, integritet samt push och pullmarknadsföring.

    Empiri: Kapitlet redogör för den empiri som samlats in genom vår enkätundersökning och de åtta djupintervjuerna.

    Slutsats: Undersökningen visar att konsumenternas attityd till reklam på Snapchat är positiv. Anledningen till detta är att reklamen på Snapchat är frivillig. Genom underhållande och trovärdig reklam ökar konsumenternas positiva attityd.

    Nyckelord: Snapchat, Attityd, Push & Pull, Integritet, Sociala medier, Reklam

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  • 425.
    Ekholm, Elin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Cottman, Lina
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Att skapa en framgångsrik mobilapplikation: En fallstudie om hur tjänsteföretag kan få ökad lojalitet2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 426.
    Eklund, Håkan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Malmback, David
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Entreprenad eller egen regi vid fastighetsförvaltning2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 427.
    Eklund, Louise
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Eklund, Marcuz
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Tillämpning av reala optioner i samband med stadsplaneringen av Västerport i Varbergs kommun2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 428.
    Eklund, Peter
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Häggblad, Daniel
    Halmstad University.
    Lubell, Johan
    Halmstad University.
    Officerens självförverkligande: En kvalitativ studie om vad som motiverar officeren att stanna i Försvarsmakten.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Försvarsmakten har under de senaste åren genomfört flera förändringar, av både organisation och inriktningar. Dessa har varit styrda av ekonomiska och politiska skäl men också för att kunna möta det förändrade omvärldsläget. Mitt i dessa förändringar befinner sig Försvarsmaktens personal. Denna studie fokuserar på de officerare inom Försvarsmakten vilka trots omorganisationer och förändringar av verksamheten jobbar kvar inom myndigheten. Den av oss identifierade tidigare forskningen rörande Försvarsmaktens personal fokuserar främst på de som lämnat sin anställning inom myndigheten.Försvarsmakten påtalar ofta att personalen är dess främsta resurs, vilket blir syftet med denna studie. Att öka förståelsen för faktorer bakom personalens trivsel och motivation, för att därmed kunna behålla de som redan finns inom myndigheten.Studien är genomförd som en kvalitativ induktiv undersökning med ett urval av respondenter från tre av Försvarsmaktens organisationsenheter. Trots dessa olika organisationsenheters skilda verksamhetsområden, identifieras likheter av faktorer som bidrar till att de uppskattar och motiveras av sin anställning inom Försvarsmakten.Kommunikation, relation, uppfyllelse samt variation är de fyra övergripande teman som studien har identifierat.Studien gör inte anspråk på att placera dessa i någon hierarkisk ordning, där någon betyder mer än någon annan. Däremot kan det konstateras att de varierar över tiden för enskilda individer, vilket därmed betyder att de är av olika vikt för individen beroende på var individen befinner sig i sin livssituation. De skapar en balanserad uppfyllelse.

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  • 429.
    Eklöv, Sofie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Nilsson, Madelen
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Är Sveriges detaljhandelsmonopol av alkohol en enda stor relationsfråga?: En uppsats om relationen mellan Systembolaget och dess leverantörer2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish alcohol market has for many years been in the hands of the government. The question of the monopoly, its being or not being, has for a long time engaged both Swedish citizens and politicians. Since joining the European Union it has also been on the European agenda, trying to adapt Sweden to the more liberal alcohol politic in Europe.

    The suppliers find themselves acting on a completely different market than a market based on free competition. The suppliers are faced with one retail channel to the stores which creates dependence and uneven power balance towards the retailer. In addition to this, their marketing activities are strictly limited due to the laws and claims. Corporate Social Responsibility is required goals given from the retailer upon the suppliers. The retailer is also set with strict term and rules from the government and has to gain the Swedish citizens approval in order to maintain their position as the only distribution channel. The supplier, primarily acting on the purpose of selling products and increasing the profit, differ from the retailer who mainly aim to limit and regulate the sales of alcohol.

    In this difficult market a relationship between the supplier and the distributor is being built up and nourished. The relationship in the supply chain is based on four factors; trust, cooperation, commitment and conflict. These different factors are shaping and affecting the relationship between the supplier and the retailer. The diverse aims of these two organizations, together with the regulations of the market and the dependency between each other, have an effect and shape the relationship. The analyses argue that equal goals can lead to an increased commitment between the supplier and retailer. Further on the members of the supply chains appear to use problem solving to resolve a conflict to be able to maintain good cooperation and increase trust in the relationship.

    The conclusion is that the retailer possesses the power in the relationship towards the supplier. All the relationship factors are important in this relationship but trust is required in order to obtain cooperation and commitment. Trust is also vital when it comes to solving a conflict.

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  • 430.
    Eklöw, Karolina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Löfström, Sofia
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Outsourcing och insourcing i fastighetsföretag: jämförelse av ett privat fastighetsföretag och ett kommunalt fastighetsföretag2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

     

    Titel: Outsourcing och insourcing i fastighetsföretag – jämförelse av ett privat fastighetsföretag och ett kommunalt fastighetsföretag

     

    Författare: Karolina Eklöw & Sofia Löfström

    Handledare: Bengt Larsson

     

    Termin: VT 2010

     

    Ett fastighetsföretag kan sköta sin skötsel och verksamhet via outsourcing och insourcing, det går både att kombinera dessa två eller att välja en av dem. Outsourcing innebär att ett företag lägger ut uppgifter på entreprenad och därmed låter andra sköta dem medan insourcing är när ett företag har haft outsourcade aktiviteter och sedan tar tillbaka dessa för att sköta i egen regi.  Det finns både fördelar och nackdelar med dessa alternativ, fördelar med outsourcing kan vara kostnadsbesparing och att företaget kan fokusera på det som är väsentligt. Nackdelar är att kontroll över de outsourcade aktiviteterna förloras och att information kan läcka ut. Med insourcing är bl.a. fördelarna att beroendet av entreprenörer minskar och att företaget själv behåller sin kunskap medan nackdelar kan vara att företaget går miste om stordriftsfördelar och att företaget har ytterligare en aktivitet att utföra själv. I och med att ett företag outsourcar skapas kontrakt och dessa kostar att både upprätta och se över och detta är en del av de transaktionskostnader som ett företag kan ha.

     

    Vi har valt att undersöka det privata fastighetsföretaget Apartment Bostad och det kommunal fastighetsföretaget HFAB. Syftet med uppsatsen är att se närmre på hur ett kommunalt och ett privat fastighetsföretag agerar jämfört med varandra i frågan om outsourcing och insourcing och även vilka kostnadsmässiga aspekter som kommer av besluten. Vi ville vidare ta reda på varför HFAB nu sedan en kortare tid tillbaka valt att insourca delar av sin verksamhet som tidigare varit outsourcat. Avgränsningen vi gjort är ett privat och ett kommunalt fastighetsföretag som dessutom finns i Halmstad för att underlätta jämförelsen. För vår uppsats har vi valt en kvalitativ metod eftersom denna är bäst lämpad då vi ville undersöka HFAB och Apartment Bostad mer ingående.

     

    Slutligen har vi kommit fram till att vad gäller fördelar och nackdelar med outsourcing och insourcing så är HFAB och Apartment Bostad överens om dessa. Valet mellan outsourcing och insourcing beror mycket på hur företaget prioriterar och hur de verkar på hyresrättsmarknaden. En likhet som har kommit fram mellan HFAB och Apartment Bostad är att de inte gör några större beräkningar inför beslut om insourcing eller outsourcing. Det som är mest väsentligt är vad HFAB och Apartment Bostad får för pengarna. Ett exempel är HFAB som prioriterar kvalitet och kundbemötande och därför nyligen insourcat, detta kommer i slutändan att leda till ekonomiska fördelar även fast HFAB inte redan innan insourcingen satt siffror på detta.             

     

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  • 431.
    Ekmark, Victor
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Hirschfeldt, Didrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Basel III, banker och kreditgivning: En studie av Basel III:s påverkan på bankers kreditgivning till nystartade företag2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden approximately 99.4% of all companies are classified as small companies and in 2014 around 70,000 new companies were registered. The common denominator is that start-ups and small businesses that grow and evolve contribute to national growth in the countries they operate in. In order to enable businesses to grow they require finance and traditionally banks have met this need. Basel III is therefore a well-argued subject since several studies show that it can affect banks' lending. Research shows that Basel III will lead to reduced lending and increased lending rates. It also shows that start-ups may be more disadvantaged than other companies because of the internal ratings-based (IRB) approach allowed within the regulation. The IRB approach can namely, because of different variables and parameters, consider start-ups more risky than other companies. Other studies however, show that Basel III has no, or very little, impact on lending and interest rates. Since previous research and literature shows different results this study aims to examine, describe and increase the understanding of how Basel III impact lending to start-ups in Sweden. Ten interviews with eleven respondents from seven different banks have been conducted. The interviews were conducted with employees of large and small banks working on central and local level. The results of the study show that all banks have raised lending rates to start-ups. The banks say that it is mainly due to changed risk profile and risk assessment as a result of Basel III. Basel III has led to corporates, retails and start-ups being priced on estimated credit risk and this has led to start-ups being considered as riskier. Thus, banks have raised lending rates to start-ups. The result also shows that internal systems and models have become more important in banks and that alternative financing has begun to emerge on the market. Meanwhile, the credit assessment process and the loan supply are unaffected since Basel III's introduction. The study's results contribute with practical implications for start-ups, banks, entrepreneurs and the community. It also contributes to theoretical research regarding the lending rates and loan supply discussion. 

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  • 432.
    Ekström, Johan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Nielsen, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Petri, Jonas
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Bygg smartare, inte fortare!: En fallstudie av Lean Thinking inom prefabricerat byggande2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The costs of house construction in Sweden have increased conspicuously over the last years. Construction companies have a hard time maintaining low project lead-times as well as keeping costs within the financial plan, which in turn has affected market price and created a growing discontent amongst buyers. Research indicates that the increased production costs are in many ways caused by the large amount of waste, in form of materials and labor, which is common within today’s construction projects. Efforts to eliminate waste has led many companies to adapt Lean Thinking, a system with roots in Japanese car manufacturing industry, containing tools and methods designed to identify and eliminate all kinds of waste. From all this, new ways of construction has been introduced on to todays market. Industrialized housing is a relatively new concept, which has eliminated a lot of waste and risks by moving construction away from an on-site project into prefabrication within factories. This study focuses on how Lean Thinking adaptation and industrialized construction can help lowering construction costs. A case study has given us the opportunity to follow an industrialized construction project up close, as well as the opportunity to study an organization that has implemented Lean Thinking. The study shows that it is possible to reduce common waste within construction industry through Lean Thinking and industrialized housing. The project lead-time for industrialized housing is also much shorter compared to traditional construction methods and therefore the costs are kept low. By continuing to evolve industrialized housing through Lean Thinking it would be possible to further reduce waste and consequently enabling an even smarter way of construction.

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  • 433.
    El-Awad, Ziad
    et al.
    School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Gabrielsson, Jonas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Politis, Diamanto
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Entrepreneurial learning and innovation: The critical role of team-level learning for the evolution of innovation capabilities in technology-based ventures2017In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, ISSN 1355-2554, E-ISSN 1758-6534, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 381-405Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual model that explains how learning processes at the team level connect with individual and organizational levels of learning in technology-based ventures, thereby influencing the evolution of innovation capabilities in the entrepreneurial process.

    Design/methodology/approach: The 4I organizational learning framework is used as an overarching theoretical structure to acknowledge entrepreneurial learning as a dynamic process that operate on multiple levels in technology-based ventures. Embedded in this logic, research on team learning is integrated into this theorizing to examine how learning processes at the team level bridge and connect with learning processes operating at individual and organizational levels.

    Findings: The conceptual model identifies different sets of team learning processes critical for the routinization and evolution of innovation capabilities in technology-based ventures. In this respect, the conceptual model advances the scholarly understanding of entrepreneurial learning as a dynamic process operating across multiple levels in technology-based ventures.

    Originality/value: By conceptualizing how individual streams of experiences over time become institutionalized via interaction, conversation and dialogue, the paper provides novel insights into the critical role of team learning for bridging individual and organizational levels of learning in the entrepreneurial learning process. © 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited.

  • 434.
    Elfers, Jannik
    Halmstad University.
    Review of the Kano model - practical example tourism industry2017Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 435.
    Elg, Amanda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Engdahl, My
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    SHAPE ME UP!: A study of how leaders in the Swedish financial sector can use their personal brand to shape the corporate brand.2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title                                

    Shape me up! – A study of how leaders in the Swedish financial sector can use their personal brand to shape the corporate brand

    Course                            

    Master Thesis (60 credits) in Business Administration; Strategic Management and Leadership, International Marketing

    Authors                          

    Amanda Elg and My Engdahl

    Supervisors                     

    Maya Hoveskog and Ingemar Wictor

    Keywords                       

    Leadership, personal brand, corporate brand

    Problem formulation      

    ”How can a leader in the Swedish financial sector use the personal brand to shape the corporate brand?”

    Purpose                           

    The aim of this study is to describe the importance of the leader’s personal brand within the Swedish financial sector. Further, this study aims to explore how the personal brand of a leader can contribute to shape the corporate brand from an internal perspective, in aspects such as organisational culture and visions. This study focuses mainly on the positive aspects of the personal brand since we are more interested to see the positive outcomes of personal branding than the negative ones. 

    Target Group                  

    Our study is directed towards a target audience of Swedish leaders and other interested parties that want to increase the understanding for personal and corporate branding, and to increase the understanding of how leaders can use the personal brand to shape the corporate brand.

    Theoretical framework   

    We have mainly focused on two different theories; one for personal branding and one for corporate branding.

    Methodology                  

    This study is based on a qualitative, deductive approach, with a case strategy. The empirical data is collected through personal interviews.

    Result                             

    We have come to the conclusion that the most important thing to be able to shape the corporate brand is to align your vision and values with the vision of the company. To be able to use your personal brand, you need to know who you are and what you hold to be true. We have also come to the conclusion that in what extent the leader can use the personal brand to shape the corporate brand will be dependent of different positions and different companies. However, we believe that leaders within every sector have more or less ability to use their personal brand to shape the corporate brand.

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  • 436.
    Elg, Amanda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Saltarski, Carl-Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Svenska ledare - Kanon eller kalkon?: Svenska ledare i den internationella miljön och dess påverkan2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    AbstractTitle:Course:Authors: Advisor: Keywords: Problem formulation:Purpose:Target Group:Theoretical perspectives: Methodology: ResultSwedish leaders abroad – A qualitative study about culture ́s influence on Swedish leadersBachelor dissertation - Business Administration, LeadershipAmanda Elg and Carl-Johan SaltarskiIngemar WictorLeadership, culture, impact and adjustmentHow can Swedish leaders in multinational companies adjust their leadership to the national culture?The aim of our study is to investigate whether Swedish managers are affected by the differences in national culture that exists between Sweden and the country that they operate in. We want to explore if they adapt their leadership to the culture.Our study is directed towards a target audience of Swedish leaders and other interested parties who wants to increase the understanding of culture ́s influence on an international career and what is required of the leader to deal with the cultural clashes that may rise.We have focused on theories related to differences in national culture and how it can affect the leadership and the organization.The study is of the qualitative type with a deductive approach where the empirical materials are gathered through interviews.Our results demonstrate leaders implementation of culture and leadership to influence the leadership of the national culture in which they operate. We have seen how leaders are affected by the national culture and how the leader adapts to achieve a successful leadership. It’s important to have an open-minded two-way communication to take advantage of the national culture. In our study we can see the effect of combine the best of both worlds to achieve a successful leadership.

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  • 437.
    El-Garhi, Samir
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Ericsson, Roberth
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Consumers' attitude towards mobile advertisement: A study within the smartphone era among Ghanaian consumers2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 438.
    Elharbiti, Samir
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Hansson, Martin
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Persson, Mikael
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Ett annat perspektiv på benchmarking: En studie om benchmarking i kommunalaförvaltningar.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Människan har i alla tider jämfört sig själv med andra, och det kan ses som en naturlig sak att jämförelser även sker på de arbetsplatser vi jobbar på. Xerox såg under 70-talet möjligheter att jämföra sig mot sina konkurrenter för att finna de bästa tillvägagångsätten, vilket gick under benämningen Benchmarking. Verktyget har även på senare tid fått inflytande inom den kommunala sektorn då högre krav ställs på att vara effektivare, samt införande av nya lagar som exempelvis Lagen om Valfrihetssystem (LOV) vilket öppnar upp för konkurrens från privata verksamheter. Det intressanta med benchmarking är att, trots den ökade populariteten och den stora mängd forskning som har gjorts kring fenomenet, finns det idag en fragmenterad bild över benchmarkingens delar.

    Syftet med studien har varit att analysera hur benchmarkingarbete kan gå till i en kommunal förvaltning. I vår teoretiska referensram valde vi att dela in benchmarking i delarna Vad, Var och Hur då dessa delar utförligt beskriver benchmarkingens aspekter. För att få en djupare förståelse för området och särskilja oss från tidigare studier valde vi att genomföra en kvalitativ studie på två förvaltningar där vi intervjuade förvaltningschefen samt den ekonomiansvariga. Resultatet av studien visar att valet av perspektiv i stor utsträckning påverkar uppfattningen av hur benchmarking används i förvaltningar, och att det därför kan vara svårt att se tidigare forskning, utförd ur endast ett perspektiv som en representation för en hel förvaltnings användning av benchmarking.

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  • 439.
    Ellingsen, Fay
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. 8707304625.
    Digital inrapportering av årsredovisningar i mindre aktiebolag: motivation och drivkrafter: En studie på XBRL2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The digitization’s advancement has been noticed by most people not least through applications"apps" which are often referred to as a more effective way of accessing information or makingpayments with. The method of presenting financial reports has also changed during the progressof digitization. From scanned paper copies to an increasingly more digital format throughongoing globalization. This year, the Swedish Companies Agency called Bolagsverket, withmore players, has opened up the possibility for companies to submit their annual report digitallyin Sweden. This possibility concerns the smaller companies that apply the K2 regulations. Theformat is determined to be a variant of the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)and will increase the comparability of the reports.This study investigates the motive in terms of motivational forces that are behind the choice tosubmit digitally. The study is based on hypotheses that were built using previous research inthe subject and positive accounting theory and the theory of innovation dissemination. Thestudy examines 31 companies through a survey conducted through both mail and telephoneinterviews. Complementary information has also been obtained from their annual reports tocomplete the study's purpose of describing and explaining the motives for the choice to submitdigitally.What has been found is that the surveyed companies' accounting consultants were largelybehind the choice to submit digitally. Furthermore, the study showed that companies that choseto submit digitally have similar incentives, as previous studies have shown. There appeared tobe connection between submitting digitally and wanting to signal a corporate image as a pioneerin new technology. There was also a correlation between sending digital and size of thecompany, the bigger the company, the greater the chance that they also report digitally. Thethird reason turned out that non-high tech companies are more likely to report digitally.The motives have been identified for a significance level around 10 %. Despite statisticalsupport and precious studies showing similar results, further research should be done on a largersample. Further research should also be done with the perspective for which motives that arebehind the choice to submit digitally for the audit companies, since they have been largelybehind the companies’ choice to report digitally or not.The motives and motivational forces have been identified for a significance level around 10%.Despite statistical support and previous studies showing similar results, further research shouldbe done on a larger sample. Further studies should also be made on the basis of which motivesthat are behind the choice for the audit companies to submit digitally, as they have largelydetermined whether the companies have reported digitally or not.In practice, these identified motivational forces can be used as identifiers for target groups whomay assume new phenomena even in future projects and new technical phenomena in theprogress of digitization - for this trip in an increasingly digitized world is hardly over.

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  • 440.
    Ellingsen, Fay
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Redovisning av utsläppsrätter: Hur och varför väljer företag att redovisa sina utsläppsrätter på visst sätt?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Most scientist agree that human influence on the climate in terms of greenhouse gas emissions is a fact. To reduce the human impact, a system of emission rights to regulate emission have been introduced. The idea is that emissions should be reduced gradually by all involved entities and that this should be recognized in every country in special reports. In recognition of the company’s financial status, such as annual reports, there is currently no state regulations governing whether and how there emission rights should be reported. IASB is investigating accounting practices to identify the methods used. Through this survey they try to identify the feasibility of issuing financial reporting requirements for a potentially large number of systems and improve comparability. Similar studies have been made in Europe by PwC and IETA in 2007.

    This study discusses how companies in Sweden chosen to report their emission rights. A review of the 267 companies covered by the emission trading scheme in Sweden and content analysis of their financial statements for 2014 have been made. Subsequently about 20 percent of the companies have been further examined to determine why companies have chosen to report their emission rights in a certain way. The collected data were analyzed against past research and financial accounting theory such as unregulated financial reporting theory.

    What has been found in this study is that among companies in Sweden that do report their emission rights, the majority reported their allowances primarily as intangible assets or current assets. Previous research together with the theories can explain the choice of accounting practices as a national pattern that supposedly been created by a lack of international guidance and due to IFRIC 3 for those companies that reported their emission rights as intangible assets. Those companies that have chosen to report their emission rights as current assets can be explained by the intent of the allowances. The study also addresses the companies that have chosen not to declare their allowances and have chosen to have disclosures that describes their emission in other ways.

    Companies’ choice of accounting method of allowances is explained by institutional theory for the companies that reported their emission rights as intangible assets and an overlap between stakeholder theory and legitimacy theory for companies that do not report their emission rights but have emission disclosures.

    The study’s results demonstrate both similarities and differences with the precious survey of how large entities in the EU report their emission right and could thereby demonstrate that the IASB should be able to issue financial reporting requirements of allowances that already is consistent with the accounting practices today. This needs to be investigated further in order to be generalized to all countries covered by the EU ETS.

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  • 441.
    Elmhäll, Jenny
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Lillja, Fredrika
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Fastighetsavyttring: En kvalitativstudie med avseende på ekonomiska för- och nackdelar genom direktavyttring jämfört med fastighetspaketering2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 442.
    Elmqvist, Johan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Thorell, Johan
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Nudge Marketing: How to influence decisions by changing the choice architecture2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 443.
    Emgård, Johanna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Yahyaei, Elias Nader
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Förändring av affärsmodeller - en studie av fastighetsmäklarbranschen2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 444.
    Eneroth, Stephanie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Johnsson, Evelina
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Definitionerna av tillgång och skuld: Så påverkar de användarna och upprättarna av de finansiella rapporterna: - En studie om IASBs föreslagna förändring på definitionerna av tillgång och skuld2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Organisationen International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) har ett pågående arbete

    med att revidera Föreställningsramen. Studiens fokus ligger på att studera och analysera

    IASBs förslag på nya definitioner av tillgång och skuld. Förslagen som IASB ger ut, ges i ett

    så kallat Discussion Paper. I Discussion Paper diskuteras förslag på förändringar samt

    anledningar till förändringarna.

    Studiens syfte är att förklara och skapa förståelse för vad IASBs förslag på nya definitioner av

    tillgång och skuld kan innebära för användare respektive upprättare av de finansiella

    rapporterna.

    Studiens bidrag är att skapa förståelse inom studiens ämne för att underlätta för regulatorer i

    deras process att utforma nya standarder. Förståelse skapas genom att kartlägga vad en

    förändring av definitionerna av tillgång och skuld kan ha för betydelse för IASBs olika

    intressenter.

    Med hjälp av tidigare teorier inom studiens ämne har intervjufrågor till studiens empiriska

    undersökning kunnat utformas. Intervjuer med personer inom yrkesgrupperna regulatorer

    samt redovisningsprofessionen har varit en del av den empiriska undersökningen. Den andra

    delen, en dokumentundersökning består av en sammanställning av remissvar, så kallade

    Comment Letters. Comment Letters består av åsikter från IASBs intressentgrupper, vilka har

    kommenterat förslagen på nya definitioner av tillgång och skuld som återfinns i IASBs

    Discussion Paper.

    Efter den empiriska undersökningen sammankopplas studiens empiriska resultat med studiens

    teoretiska referensram i en analys. Analysen utmynnar i en slutsats som beskriver hur företag

    kan redovisa fler tillgångar i sin balansräkning med de föreslagna definitionerna av tillgång

    och skuld. Det ökade antalet tillgångar och skulder leder till att företagens värde ökar. För

    redovisningsprofessionens del innebär de föreslagna definitionerna krav på ökad kunskap och

    utbildning, då de föreslagna definitionerna gör att redovisningen blir mer flexibel. Regulatorer

    blir också påverkade av en förändring av definitionerna av tillgång och skuld, då de blir

    tvungna att ta hänsyn till dem i den fortsatta processen i att utveckla nya standarder.

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  • 445.
    Engberg, Robert
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Altmann, Peter
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Regulation and Technology Innovation: A comparison of Stated and Formal Regulatory Barriers throughout the Technology Innovation Process2015In: Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, ISSN 0718-2724, E-ISSN 0718-2724, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 85-91Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Regulation is often mentioned as a barrier to technology innovation in various industries. Delayed market entry, stifled creativity, added activities and resource requirements are some frequently mentioned barriers. The study presented here explored various claims of regulation acting as a barrier to technology innovation. The findings suggest that formal statutory requirements only partly explain why regulation is perceived as a technology innovation barrier. Findings further indicate several discrepancies between stated and formal regulatory barriers and suggest that the majority of the stated barriers emerge within the organization during operationalization and the technology innovation process. © Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 2015.

  • 446.
    Engberg, Robert
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Hörte, Sven-Åke
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Lundbäck, Magnus
    School of Business, Gunnebo AB, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Strategy implementation and organizational levels: resourcing for innovation as a case2015In: Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, ISSN 2051-6614, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 157-175Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    – The purpose of this paper is to further the understanding of the link between human capital and strategy across hierarchies.

    Design/methodology/approach

    – Using data on personality traits as a proxy for strategy implementation success, empirical data included 1,738 Operational Personality Questionnaire personality traits assessments in one large multinational firm. Respondents spanned from top-management to white-collar employees. Besides personality traits, measures include employment level and employment status. In addition, a total of 43 interviews were performed on the employee-level, with middle managers, with senior managers, and with executive-level managers.

    Findings

    – After a strategic shift, successful implementation of a human resource management (HRM) strategy decreased down through the hierachies. This has implications for a firm trying to realign its resources to a new strategy. If the strategic shift is large, this will pose a great problem as human capital further down in the hierarchy will not be aligned to the new strategy, but rather be aligned to the old strategy.

    Research limitations/implications

    – The findings are discussed using the concept of the strategic centre of gravity. The authors elaborate on the concept in terms of the origin, mass, and inertia of the strategic centre of gravity.

    Practical implications

    – A successful strategic shift in this sense will to a great extent depend on how successful the implementation is at lower levels of hierarchy, thus pointing to the importance to considering this when designing and pursuing strategic change.

    Originality/value

    – The research contributes to the HRM literature by furthering the understanding of aligning human capital on different organizational levels to strategy and by developing the concept of the strategic centre of gravity. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited

  • 447.
    Engdahl, My
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Carlsson, Magdalena
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Kvalitetsbristkostnader-En fallstudie på Nordic Waterproofing AB: En fallstudie på Nordic Waterproofing AB2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Quality can be defined as the ability of a business to satisfy their customers’ needs and expectations. Total Quality Management is defined as the way to prevent, appraise and improve the entire organization to increase the product quality. In order to systematically increase quality in an organization, there are different quality systems in use. One example is process management, which is to divide the activities of processes. Quality assurance aims to increase revenues and reduce operating expenses. It is therefore essential to identify the costs that arise from poor quality and which do not add value to the customers. In Swedish industries it is estimated that these quality deficiency costs lie between 10 and 30 % of a business' turnover.

    This study aims to identify costs of poor quality in a manufacturing business. Costs of poor quality are a major part of the organization’s net sales and are therefore important to consider. This study also aims to develop a model with metrics for quality costs.

    The study is based on a qualitative methodology and empirical data gathered from two observations and seven interviews with representatives from Nordic Waterproofing AB. The empirical material is based on information from three main processes; supplier process, production process and sales process.

    This study has resulted in a model for survey poor quality costs in a manufacturing business. The total costs of poor quality that could be defined at Nordic Waterproofing AB was estimated to 8 775 000 SEK, which is 2.93 % of the business turnover. This gives a total estimated cost of poor quality around 10-15 % of the business turnover for all the processes. Furthermore, this resulted helped to give Nordic Waterproofing AB an indication of where these cost incurred and recommendations for further work with identify poor costs of quality.

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  • 448.
    Englund, Lisa
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Nielsen, Frida
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Manlig och kvinnlig kommunikation = Kvinnors och mäns kommunikation?: En kvalitativ studie om hur män respektive kvinnor i position som chefer kan kommunicera med sina medarbetare inom dagligvaruhandeln.2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: Male and female communication = Women´s and men’s communication?

    Level: Bachelor thesis in Leadership (15 Swedish credits), spring 2011

    Authors: Lisa Englund och Frida Nielsen

    Advisor: Jenny Ståhl

    Keywords: Leadership, communication, gender

    Question: How can men and women in positions as managers in the retail sector communicate with their employees?

    Purpose: The purpose of the essay is that based on the theoretical framework and the empirical study to examine how men and women in positions as managers can communicate with their employees in the retail sector. We also want to investigate whether men and women in positions of traders in the retail sector communicate in different ways and try to find out why managers communicate the way they do.

    Theoretical framework: The section begins with a description of the subject gender, and then we also present the subject communication and finally a combination of these substances in the form of male and female communication.

    Method: The essay is a qualitative research method with a deductive approach where we interviewed two men and two women in positions of merchants within our subjects.

    Empirical framework: In the empirical framework we present the outcome of the interviews with the four merchants.

    Conclusion: Men and women in positions as managers can communicate differently with their employees. The reason why men and women communicate in the way they do can depend on several factors, not just the fact that they are men or women.

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  • 449.
    Englund, Mikael
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Kärnvärde, kundorientering och konsistens?: Repositionering av ett varumärke med kapitalet intakt, med Chevrolet som fallstudie.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    De klassiska konkurrensmedlen såsom pris eller produktattribut har förbytts till mer immateriella värden för kunden i beslutsprocessen kring ett köp och den klassiska positioneringstanken av ett varumärke har mjukats upp samt berikats med fler dimensioner än blott kategoriledarskap. Mycket tyder på att det är varumärkeskapitalet, med dess värdeskapande egenskaper för såväl konsument som märkesinnehavare, som bidrar med denna svårmätta men betydelsefulla komplettering till klassiska positionerings- och konkurrensstrategier. Enligt tradition bör ett företag ta en position och därefter hålla den, men trots denna tes sker det ständigt repositioneringar av starka varumärken till för märket helt nya produktpositioner. Denna uppsats har till syfte att beskriva hur ett varumärkes styrkor och kapital kan hållas intakta genom en repositionering.

    Teorin innefattar i huvudsak varumärkesteori, positionering och varumärkeskapital, och uppsatsen är gjord med en kvalitativ ansats där intervjuer gjorts med fem personer som var och en har ett eget perspektiv på varumärket Chevrolet och dess repositionering under 2005. Slutsatsen visar att den stora omställning i faktisk produkt och marknadssegment som skedde under detta år lämnade det värdefulla varumärkeskapitalet kvar i företaget som unik konkurrensfördel genom tre faktorer; kärnvärde, kundorientering och konsistens. Dessa tre faktorer är krav för att en repositionering, som i detta fall över segementgränserna, inte urholkar varumärkets värde för företaget. Kärnvärdet förser varumärket med ett existensberättigande och lägger grunden för positioneringen, kundorienteringen säkerställer att erbjudandet till konsumenten är attraktivt och relevant och konsistens innebär upprätthållandet av varumärkets kapital.

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  • 450.
    Engström, Adam
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Milemo, Frida
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    A Swedish perspective on business relationships with Chinese companies: - A study of challenges with a geographical distance2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As more Swedish companies are turning towards China, a common challenge when establishing sustainable business relationships with Chinese companies is the requirement to spend a lot of time locally, as the Chinese business culture usually focuses on building a personal relationship before the business relationship. This study will focus on the Swedish perspective on how to cope with these challenges from a geographical distance, as the authors seek to facilitate Swedish business in China. Through a qualitative research by interviewing eight Swedish managers, the authors found that there are different perceived challenges if the business relationship was established on site versus established from a distance. This study shows that for managers who lacks the resources to establish the business relationship on site, there is a lack of trust, respect and potential misunderstandings. These challenges can be overcomed by using a distributor or an agent for a fee. For the managers that possessed the resources to establish the relationship on site, other challenges appeared such as Guanxi and cross-cultural competence, but by paying attention to these challenges the managers could achieve trust, respect and avoid misunderstandings. These managers also needed an occasional local presence in order to manage the business relationship, which was due to Guanxi and that China is a high-context culture.

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