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  • 601.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Mångfald och differentiering : Inkludering i praktisk tillämpning2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 602.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Mångfaldens didaktik2013In: Mångfald och differentiering: Inkludering i praktisk tillämpning / [ed] Thomas Barow, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 107-125Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 603.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Stationslärande, verkstäder och expertsystemet2013In: Mångfald och differentiering: Inkludering i praktisk tillämpning / [ed] Thomas Barow, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 253-266Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 604. Barow, Thomas
    Vorbild oder Zerrbild? Außen- und Innenperspektive auf inklusive Bildung in Schweden2013In: Internationale und Vergleichende Heil- und Sonderpädagogik und Inklusion: Individualität und Gemeinschaft als Prinzipien internationaler Heil- und Sonderpädagogik / [ed] Peter Sehrbrock, Andrea Erdélyi & Sina Gand, Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt , 2013, 1, p. 130-143Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Die Sonderpädagogik und Behindertenhilfe Schwedens genießen im deutschen Sprachraum seit Jahrzehnten einen ausgezeichneten Ruf. Dieser lässt sich vornehmlich auf die Einführung der neunjährigen Grundschule und Wandlungen im Bereich der Behindertenfürsorge seit den 1960-er Jahren zurückführen. Unzählige Besucherinnen und Besucher aus Mitteleuropa haben sich seitdem mit der Situation im Norden auseinandergesetzt. Ihren Niederschlag findet dies vor allem in Reiseschilderungen basierend auf zumeist kürzeren Studienbesuchen. Der Grundton dieser Berichte ist in allen Fällen zumindest wohlwollend, zum Teil überschwänglich bis euphorisch. Schweden erscheint darin oft als ein Vorbild für erwünschte Entwicklungen im eigenen Land. Im augenfälligen Kontrast dazu ist die Innenperspektive oft eine andere. Die innerschwedische Debatte handelt unter anderem von Gewalt und Mobbing in den Schulen, fehlerhaften Diagnose- und Kategorisierungsprozessen sowie schwachen Leistungen schwedischer Schülerinnen und Schüler bei internationalen Vergleichsuntersuchungen. Im Artikel werden ausgewählte Aspekte der Außen- und Innenperspektive näher aufgezeigt und die Kontraste in der Wahrnehmung diskutiert. Abschließend wird auf die Frage eingegangen, welchen Nutzen die Auseinandersetzung mit der Entwicklung in einem anderen Land dennoch haben kann.

  • 605.
    Barow, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Övergång från skola till arbete i ett historiskt perspektiv: den svenska ”sinnesslövården” under 1900-talets första hälft2015In: Vägval i skolans historia, ISSN 2002-0147, no 1Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 606.
    Barow, Thomas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    Bernhard, Dörte
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Lernen im Schatten der Gymnasialreform in Schweden2015In: Die UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention und ihre Umsetzung: Beiträge zur Interkulturellen und International vergleichenden Heil- und Sonderpädagogik / [ed] Annette Leonhardt, Katharina Müller & Tilly Truckenbrodt, Bad Heilbrunn: Verlag Julius Klinkhardt, 2015, p. 266-272Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    In den letzten Jahren hat sich das schwedische Bildungswesen grundlegend gewandelt. So wurde 2011 eine Gymnasialreform durchgeführt, die u.a. striktere Aufnahmekriterien vorsieht. Zugleich wurden fünf Einführungsprogramme implementiert, die Schülern den Übergang in ein Nationales Programm oder in den Arbeitsmarkt ermöglichen sollen. Im Beitrag wird deutlich, dass die Schülerzahl in speziellen Programmen zunimmt, ohne dass bislang eine verbesserte Eingliederung in den Arbeitsmarkt zu erkennen ist.

  • 607. Barow, Thomas
    et al.
    Muchiri, Esther
    Murang'a Teacher Training College, Murang'a, Kenya.
    Listen to the people! The guardian’s perspective on their disabled children’s situation in rural Kenya2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Children and youth with disability in Sub-Saharan rural Africa can be seen as one of the most vulnerable groups of people in the world. The paper aims to demonstrate the importance to listen to their guardians in order to improve the situation of families with otherwise limited opportunities to get their voices heard. Based on the concept of life chances, and by carrying out 12 semi-structured interviews with guardians in Murang’a South District, Central Province, Kenya, the situation of these children and their families will be analysed. In the narratives, focussing on disability, education and future perspectives, experiences of exposure and exclusion become obvious. At the same time, the guardians express ideas on how the children’s situation and life chances could be improved. In conclusion, the relevance of practical orientated education close to their homes is highlighted. Moreover, the need for locally adapted efforts for transition into the informal labour market is emphasised.

  • 608.
    Barth, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Barriers to growth and development in small firms2004Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the extended summary is to develop the understanding of the existence and reasons behind barriers to growth and development in small firms. More specifically, four questions are addressed: (1) What do we know about the term barrier, how can it be defined? (2) What types of barriers to growth and development have been identified? (3) How can barriers to growth and development be addressed in a framework? and (4) How do the results of the appended papers (Papers I-V) contribute to the research field of barriers to growth and development?

    A literature review was undertaken to answer the first two questions. The literature review was conducted in two phases. The conceptual and operational definition of barriers was addressed in the first phase. The results reveal diverse ways of focusing on barriers, which made it necessary to address similar terms, such as problem and causes of business failure in the second phase of the literature review. The different terms used in the papers of the literature review are discussed in order to determine whether or not the understanding of their content is coherent and conceptual. Based on the conceptual understanding and definition of barriers, the different aspects focused on in the literature were discussed, which led to the second question, What are the various aspects of barriers to growth and development?

    The knowledge gained from the literature review and the development of the understanding of the barrier concept led to the third question, Can barriers to growth and development be addressed in a framework? The discussion takes its starting point in the studies identified in the literature review and is related to some of the appended papers (Papers I and II). Similarities and differences between frameworks used in the papers identified in the literature review are discussed and, based on this knowledge, a framework for barriers to growth and development in small firms is presented. The framework distinguishes two types of barriers, namely internal/external barriers and tangible/intangible barriers.

    The knowledge available in the reviewed papers within the field of barriers to growth and development in small firms in combination with the results from the appended papers (Papers I-V) resulted in the fourth question. Part of the contribution of the appended papers concerns the operational definition, for example that barriers to innovation should be categorised as either occurring or preventing firms from innovating (Paper II), while other contributions concern specific types of barriers, for example the importance of managerial skills (Paper V). Overall, the contribution focuses on conditional factors, such as strategy and planning, organisation and management, and institution and policy factors, in relation to growth and development.

  • 609.
    Barth, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Diversity as a competitive advantage? A case study of Immigrant Labour in Swedish Agriculture2018In: Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, ISSN 1913-8059, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 130-137Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates cultural diversity as means to business sustainability and competitive advantage for entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector. 80 agricultural entrepreneurs have been addressed in this study, which include face-to-face meetings between entrepreneurs and candidates for employment.

    While supportive of the idea of cultural diversity as a beneficial element of business sustainability, most farmers stated they lacked both the time and the resources to manage the issues associated with immigrant workers. However, lack of organisational changes and managerial skills can also be a potential barrier for integration when the farm address growth and employment ambitions.

  • 610.
    Barth, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Fit among competitive strategy, administrative mechanisms, and performance: A comparative study of small firms in mature and new industries2003In: Journal of small business management (Print), ISSN 0047-2778, E-ISSN 1540-627X, Vol. 41, no 2, p. 133-147Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    At least two different administrative mechanisms are available for the small business manager to develop and to pursue a competitive strategy. One refers to managerial skills needed to implement and to follow the competitive strategy chosen by the firm. The other refers to the design of organization structure - that is, how job tasks are divided, grouped, and coordinated. This paper argues that the fit among the competitive strategy followed by a firm, the utilization of the administrative mechanisms, and the performance of the firm is related to industry maturity.

  • 611.
    Barth, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Fit Between Competitive Strategy, Administrative Mechanisms and Performance: A Comparative Study of Small Firms in Mature and New Industries2003In: Journal of small business management (Print), ISSN 0047-2778, E-ISSN 1540-627X, Vol. 2, no 41, p. 133-147Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    At least two different administrative mechanisms are available for the small business manager to develop and to pursue a competitive strategy. One refers to managerial skills needed to implement and to follow the competitive strategy chosen by the firm. The other refers to the design of organization structure—that is, how job tasks are divided, grouped, and coordinated. This paper argues that the fit among the competitive strategy followed by a firm, the utilization of the administrative mechanisms, and the performance of the firm is related to industry maturity.

  • 612.
    Barth, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Immigrant Labour in Swedish Agriculture: A Sustainable Business Model Innovation2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates cultural diversity as means to business sustainability and competitive advantage for entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector. The paper focuses on challenges and barriers in immigrant workforce integration as revealed by a year-long project conducted among farmers in the region of Halland (on Sweden’s southwest coast). The paper reports on a matchmaking project between farmers seeking employees and job seekers (immigrants) seeking employment. The project began with interviews with 80 farmers and continued with an exploratory meeting with 42 farmers, four discussion meetings with 16 farmers, and face-to-face meetings between farmers and candidates for employment. The project concluded with follow-up interviews with the 42 farmers. While 42 of the 80 farmers were interested in exploring the benefits of immigrant workforce integration, the others (53%) declined further participation in the project. Ultimately, one farmer hired three immigrants. While supportive of the idea of cultural diversity as a beneficial element of business sustainability, most farmers stated they lacked both the time and the resources to manage the issues associated with immigrant workers such as their lack of technical and mechanical skills, and the language differences.

  • 613.
    Barth, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Rosén, Bengt Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS).
    The use and abuse of 3D printing - Towards a mobile business model framework2019In: International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, ISSN 2248-9622, E-ISSN 2248-9622, Vol. 9, no 11, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper aim to clarify changes in user activities and behaviour across different types of actors following the development of 3D printers. It proposes a mobile business model and outlining the features of development for direct digital manufacturing.

    The exploratory study show that the use of 3D printing a) lowers the knowledge and resource barriers for experimentation and entrepreneurial entry, b) increases product and concept prototyping in product development, c) provides a potential for business model innovation by expanding the boundaries of the firm upstream and downstream, and d) becomes a ticket for entrepreneurial entry

  • 614.
    Barth, Henrik
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Luleå, Sverige.
    Tillväxthinder i mindre företag2001In: Tillväxtföretagen i Sverige / [ed] Per Davidsson, Frédéric Delmar, Johan Wiklund, Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2001, 1, p. 234-249Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 615.
    Barth, Henrik
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Holmén, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Rosén, Bengt-Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK), Functional Surfaces.
    The use and abuse of 3D-printing from a business model perspective2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper analyses changes in user activities and behaviour across different types of actors following the introduction of 3D printers. 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has been claimed to disrupt manufacturing, allowing firms to move from prototyping to full-scale end-part production and replacement part production in a one-step process. 3D printing has many different uses, for example, the manufacturing of toys, shoes, lamps and fashion accessories, and by implication many different types of users and buyers. There are few empirical studies on the types of uses and users of 3D, hampering our understanding in what ways the 3D printers may change the behaviour of users, and whether 3D printers affect the likelihood and the nature of entrepreneurship or business model innovation. To investigate this, a model was created based on the 3DP literature. The model is applied on a distributor customer database and four interview-based illustrative case studies. The empirical findings show that the use of 3DP a) lowers the knowledge and resource barriers for experimentation and entrepreneurial entry, b) increases product and concept prototyping in product development, c) provides a potential for business model innovation by expanding the boundaries of the firm upstream and downstream, and d) becomes a ticket for entrepreneurial entry. Based on our results, the paper suggests that the potential of 3D printers alter user innovative activities is high but most of the potential is latent.

  • 616.
    Barth, Henrik
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Melin, Martin
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Work Sciences, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology, Alnarp, Sweden.
    A Green Lean approach to global competition and climate change in the agricultural sector – A Swedish case study2018In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 204, p. 183-192Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increased global competition in the agricultural sector is rapidly changing the structure of farms and farming. As the number of small and diversified farms (often family-owned) decreases, the number of large and specialized farms (often corporate-owned) is increasing. In this transformation, the agricultural sector is more and more concerned with strategy, innovation, and competition in the effort to be more productive and more profitable. At the same time, the sector faces demands that it become more environmentally responsible in its policies and practices. This paper proposes a Lean Implementation Framework that small and mid-size farms can use as they aim to increase production and profit and yet support environmental sustainability. This case study takes an action-oriented research approach that focuses on the implementation of a Green Lean approach at 34 Swedish farms using various Lean tools. The paper describes how training sessions, farm visits, workshops, and counseling were used to introduce the farmers to the benefits and risks of the implementation of a new business model that added Green elements to the traditional business model design. The paper concludes with recommendations for adaptations to the Framework and suggestions for future research. © 2018

  • 617.
    Barth, Henrik
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ulvenblad, Per-Ola
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ulvenblad, Pia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Towards a Conceptual Framework of Sustainable Business Model Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector: A Systematic Literature Review2017In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 9, no 9, article id 1620Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to increase our understanding of sustainable business model innovation in the agri-food sector in terms of its theoretical and practical approaches for sustainability and their degree of complexity and maturity. The paper is based on a systematic literature review of 570 journal articles on business models and business model innovation published between 1990 and 2014. Of these articles, only 21 have business model innovation as their main focus. The review shows that research interest in the agri-food sector has increased in these years. The paper proposes a conceptual framework for sustainable business model innovation in the agri-food sector that can be used to meet the challenges encountered in taking a sustainability perspective. © 2017 by the authors

  • 618.
    Barth, Henrik
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Zalkat, Ghazal
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Busniess values and motives of immigrant agricultural entepreneurs in Sweden2019In: Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference "Economic science for rural development 2019" No 50: 9-10 May 2019, Jelgava, Latvia / [ed] Anita Auzina, Jelgava: University of Latvia Press, 2019, , p. 7p. 21-28Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The agri-food sector in Sweden, as in much of Europe, faces dramatic pressure to promote entrepreneurship, especially in rural areas where population aging and population decline pose grave economic threats to local communities. One solution is the government policy of supporting the entrepreneurial ambitions of newly arrived immigrants. The policy is seen as doubly beneficial: support for rural areas and support for immigrants not yet prepared to enter the regular workforce. Immigrant entrepreneurship seems to have the potential to lessen the harmful effects of current socio-economic challenges. This paper examines the immigrant entrepreneurship experience in the agri-food sector in Sweden. A qualitative research approach is used to evaluate interviews with 25 immigrant entrepreneurs on the various factors that motivated them to become self-employed entrepreneurs. The main factors are the lack of other employment opportunities, the desire for work autonomy and flexibility, and the chance for a better standard of living. The results show that personal characteristics and previous entrepreneurship experience are the best predictors of business success. The paper concludes with a call for a model for immigrant entrepreneurship and for more government reforms and policies aimed at supporting the immigrant entrepreneur.

  • 619.
    Bas, Turker
    et al.
    Yeni İK Consulting Group, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Aydinlik, Arzu Ulgen
    School of Business, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Svensson, Göran
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research (CIMER). Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
    Mysen, Tore
    Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
    Erenel, Fahri
    İstanbul Kemerburgaz University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    A Validation of a Conscientious Corporate Brand Framework – a Turkish Study2013In: International Journal of Business and Globalisation, ISSN 1753-3627, E-ISSN 1753-3635, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 173-184Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study tests a construct of Conscientious Corporate Brand (hereinafter called CCB) introduced by Rindell et al. (2011). It assesses the dimensions of environmental and climate change issues, and the internal and external corporate codes of ethics. Subsequently, it builds upon and validates previous research in the field of ethical branding. The study was performed in business-to-business relationships of large Turkish companies. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

  • 620.
    Bas, Turker
    et al.
    Strategic Research Institute of TWC, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Aydinlik, Arzu Ulgen
    School of Business, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    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.
    Mysen, Tore
    Oslo School of Management, Oslo, Norway.
    Keskin, Nurzahit
    Halkbank of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey.
    RELQUAL in Turkish business relationships – theory testing and measurement model2012In: International Journal of Business Excellence, ISSN 1756-0047, E-ISSN 1756-0055, Vol. 5, no 6, p. 620-638Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines a construct of relationship quality (RELQUAL) in Turkish business relationships, and appears to be the first of its kind in this region. The sample frame comprises the 500 largest companies in Turkey based upon revenue across multiple industries. The analysis yield support to the argument that continuity, trust, coordination, opportunism, commitment, formalisation, specific assets, dependence, satisfaction and cooperation are separate constructs that play an important role in creating relationship quality in Turkish business relationships. This study is of managerial and theoretical interest to executives and researchers since it provides a framework of constructs to be considered in corporate efforts in maintaining satisfactory levels of relationship quality, not only in Turkish business relationships, but it may also be applicable in other business relationships and countries. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

  • 621.
    Basic, Sejla
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Haliti, Luljeta
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Brahimi, Mevlude
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Balanced Scorecard´s påverkan på prestationer: En kvalitativ studie om styrkortets förmåga2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 622.
    BASSO, Grégoire
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    MOULIN, Arnaud
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    The marketing influence of sport nutrition in the fitness market: The Case of France.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: The influence of sport nutrition in the fitness market

     

    Supervisor: Venilton Reinert

     

    Course: Strategic Marketing with Independant Project

     

    Purpose: The objective of the thesis was to get a better comprehension and knowledge by the examination of links between the marketing influence of sport nutrition on people's decision to practice fitness. In fact, the marketing influence of sport nutrition contribute to create new trends of fitness practicing in France.

     

    Methodology: To write this thesis, secondary data coming from books, scientifical revue, website has been used. A quantitative research method and an explorative and descriptive research approach has been used for this study. Then, a questionnaire using a convenience and snowball sample has been done to collect primary data.

     

    Conclusion: Sport nutrition companies’ want to influence people to practice fitness to gain market share. Their product are linked to the practice of fitness therefore, convince people to practice fitness make them gain new potential customers.

  • 623.
    Batory, Agnes
    et al.
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
    Svensson, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI). Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
    Regulating Collaboration: The Legal Framework of Collaborative Governance in Ten European Countries2019In: International Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 0190-0692, E-ISSN 1532-4265Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many scholars have considered when and why collaboration between government agencies and societal actors occurs. This article argues that a simple but largely overlooked answer to these questions is that a formal legal or administrative requirement to do so is in place. Therefore, the objective is to substantiate whether there are legal requirements to collaborate and in what type of source and context this obligation applies in ten European countries. The main finding is that collaboration is underpinned by an extensive range of legal requirements in Europe, although imposing these requirements is generally not the main objective. © 2019 The Author(s).

  • 624.
    Battochio, Randy C.
    et al.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Schinke, Robert J.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Career barriers in the National Hockey League: An inductive thematic analysis of first-hand data from Canadian professional ice hockey players2016In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251XArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objectives of the study were: (a) to examine the Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) players’ internal and external barriers associated with the demands at each NHL career stage and status together with across-career barriers, and (b) to feature the Canadian NHL players’ barriers in the empirical career model. Five rookies, five veterans, and 13 retirees agreed to participate in conversational interviews before their transcripts underwent an interpretive thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2012). Prospects face draft year pressure and team camp anxiety. Rookies and sophomores deal with insecurity with teammates and roster spot uncertainty. Prime veterans have to manage ruminating over missed chances while seasoned veterans struggled with social connections. Across career stages and statuses, NHL players deal with career threatening injuries and conflicts with head coach. After discussing how these results contribute to the empirical career model of Canadian NHL players and also extend the career transition and maladaptation literatures, delimitations and future directions are proposed for sport psychology researchers.

  • 625.
    Battochio, Randy C.
    et al.
    Laurentian University, Canada.
    Schinke, Robert J.
    Laurentian University, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Career barriers in the National Hockey League: An inductive thematic analysis of first-hand data from Canadian professional ice-hockeyplayers2019In: International Journal of Sport Psychology, Vol. 50, p. 448-468Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objectives of the study were: (a) to examine the Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) players’ internal and external barriers associated with the demands at each NHL career stage and status together with across-career barriers, and (b) to feature the Canadian NHL players’ barriers in the empirical career model. Five rookies, five veterans, and 13 retirees agreed to participate in conversational interviews before their transcripts underwent an interpretive thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2012). Prospects face draft year pressure and team camp anxiety. Rookies and sophomores deal with insecurity with teammates and roster spot uncertainty. Prime veterans have to manage ruminating over missed chances while seasoned veterans struggled with social connections. Across career stages and statuses, NHL players deal with career threatening injuries and conflicts with head coach. After discussing how these results contribute to the empirical career model of Canadian NHL players and also extend the career transition and maladaptation literatures, delimitations and future directions are proposed for sport psychology researchers.

  • 626.
    Battochio, Randy C.
    et al.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Schinke, Robert J.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Coping strategies and resources in the National Hockey League: An inductive thematic analysis with Canadian professional ice-hockey players2017In: Conference Abstracts: 32nd Annual Conference AASP2017, Orlando, FL, October 18-21, Indianapolis: Association for Applied Sport Psychology , 2017, p. 17-18Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Canadian ice-hockey players must overcome numerous stressors throughout their National Hockey  League (NHL) careers. Though sport psychology researchers have conducted preliminary studies, theoretical restrictions, small participant numbers, and the use of a structured interview guide have limited breadth of knowledge. Our authors constructed a comprehensive empirical career model by eliciting 23 Canadian NHL players. The intent in the presentation is to feature the stressors, barriers, coping strategies and resources utilised at each status and career stage. Five rookies, five veterans, and 13 retirees agreed to participate in conversational interviews before their transcripts underwent an interpretive thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2012). Prospects seeking to gain entry into the NHL needed (a) realistic expectations of draft pressures, (b) training camp expectations, (c) identify the team’s needs, and (d) if demoted, readjust their expectations. Rookies developing  as NHL p layers needed a high compete level when called-up while sophomores developed by (a) knowing their opponents, (b) generating role player production, and (c) made friendships. Veterans seeking to be All-Stars coped by (a) practicing scoring and creating scoring chances, and (b) showing Stanley Cup determination. Seasoned veterans extended their careers by preserving their physique. The authors will discuss the practical applications for sport psychology consultants tasked with ensuring that professional ice-hockey players move effectively through career transitions including entering the NHL, developing as an NHL players, reaching the NHL elite, and maintaining NHL play involvement. The authors will also speak about teammates, coaches, and support staff hoping to be effective resources to their players’ career progression. © 2017 by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology 

  • 627.
    Battochio, Randy C.
    et al.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Sport Health and Physical activity.
    Schinke, Robert J.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stages and demands in the careers of Canadian National Hockey League players2015In: Journal of Sports Sciences, ISSN 0264-0414, E-ISSN 1466-447X, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 278-288Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Researchers have identified some demands of Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) players, yet there is little direction for players hoping to reach the lucrative league. The objectives of this study were to identify the stages, statuses and demands in Canadian NHL players’ careers and propose an empirical career model of Canadian NHL players. In total, 5 rookies, 5 veterans and 13 retirees had their interviews undergo an interpretive thematic analysis. Prospects face the NHL combine, training camp and minor league assignment. While developing into NHL players, rookies deal with NHL call-ups, team competition and formative production while sophomores seemed preoccupied by the opposition. Prime veterans become All-Stars by garnering point production and challenging for the Stanley Cup while seasoned veterans remain relevant through training camps. A discussion about the model’s viability is followed by applications for sport psychology researchers and practitioners. © 2015 Taylor & Francis

  • 628.
    Battochio, Randy
    et al.
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Coping resources and strategies of Canadian ice-hockeyplayers: A complete empirical National Hockey League career model. 2019In: International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, ISSN 1747-9541, EISSN 2048-397X, Vol. 14, no 6, p. 726-737Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sport psychology researchers have studied careers of Canadian ice hockey players in the National Hockey League (NHL) and devised an empirical NHL career model (Authors, 2015; in press). The model was comprised of career stages, statuses, demands and barriers to career progression without any indication of coping. The intent in the present article is to feature coping resources and strategies utilized by players during each status and career stage within the empirical model. Five rookies, five veterans, and 13 retirees participated in conversational interviews and the data underwent a deductive thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2012). Prospects seeking to gain entry into the NHL set controllable expectations rather than playing to impress coaches and staff. Most prospects played in the minor leagues where they adjusted their expectations to accept roles that they were likely to have during an NHL call-up. The career stage of developing as an NHL player was about rookies producing immediately in their role while holding off internal competition for their roster spot. In the same stage, sophomores were in their second full NHL season and they studied their opponents to avoid the sophomore slump. The stage of reaching the NHL elite involved constant pressure for point production and winning playoff games. The final stage was about seasoned veterans maintaining NHL play involvement by preserving their physique despite being worn down from long careers in a contact sport. The authors will discuss the significance of the model for sport psychology researchers and practitioners, and NHL stakeholders.

  • 629.
    Baumann, Björn
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Rundahl, Christine
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Capabilities in knowledge utilization and its effect on companies’ successfulness - A case study of Science Park Halmstad2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis has the purpose of filling a gap in the existing literature regarding the knowledge utilization capabilities of different companies and how this is connected to their business achievements. Therefore we applied the theory of absorptive capacity as a company’s capability to utilize external knowledge in this study.

    Building on existing literature and theories we developed an analytical model for pursuing a qualitative case study. In order to collect the empirical data we chose a sample consisting of four companies at Science Park Halmstad and one person from the incubator management.  The interviews were conducted in May 2012. To get an equal milieu for comparing the utilization capabilities of the selected companies all of them are, or had been located, within the same incubator of Science Park Halmstad. Science Park Halmstad represented the main source for the companies to make use and benefit from its environment, knowledge and education.

    The results show that companies have differences in their capabilities of utilizing external source of knowledge. The companies that has achieved more and grown faster showed well developed capabilities in the four dimensions of their absorptive capacity (Acquisition, Assimilation, Transformation and Exploitation). The companies that has not yet come to grow and gotten their business running show less developed capabilities, especially within the stage of Exploitation. The growing companies managed to utilize outside sources beyond the Science Parks environment, whereas the other companies’ efforts mostly remained within the park. The results confirm and further strengthen the importance of networking among tenant companies within a Science Park. Further, the study opened up critical questions if Science Parks/incubators are able to satisfy all the specific help and education of every tenant, as they are usually positioned within a wide variety of industries.

  • 630.
    Bay, Bjorn
    et al.
    Institute of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Hilliges, Marita
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS).
    Weidner, Christian
    Department of Physiology 1, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany.
    Sandborgh-Englund, Gunilla
    Institute of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, P.O. Box 4064, SE-141 04 Huddinge, Sweden.
    Response of human oral mucosa and skin to histamine provocation: laser Doppler perfusion imaging discloses differences in the nociceptive nervous system2009In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850, Vol. 67, no 2, p. 99-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. To investigate the existence of histamine-excitable nerve fibers in the oral mucosa and to compare the response to histamine provocation in healthy volunteers with that in a small group of patients with chronic oral pain. Material and methods. Thirteen healthy volunteers and six patients suffering from chronic oral pain took part in the study. Blood perfusion was monitored in the hard palate, the tongue, and the skin of the cheek using laser Doppler perfusion imaging (Perimed; Sweden). Baseline scannings were performed, followed by 15 scannings after iontophoresis of histamine (1%). A free description of the sensations was then obtained from the participants after finishing the measurements. Results. Compared to pre-histamine scanning, histamine application resulted in a considerable increase in blood perfusion in all regions (p0.001) that was significantly higher in skin than in oral mucosa (p0.001). There were no significant differences between the healthy volunteers and the patients regarding baseline blood flow, increased blood perfusion, or flare size after histamine provocation. The sensory impression was reported to be more persistent and intense in the skin than in the oral mucosa. No effect on mucosa could be detected by visual inspection. Conclusions. Intra-oral flare could be induced by activating histamine-excitable nerve fibers. Both duration and intensity of the flare were considerably less pronounced than in the control skin site. Histamine application was not clearly associated with itch.

  • 631.
    Bean, Corliss
    et al.
    School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.
    Solstad, Bård Erlend
    Department of Coaching and Psychology, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway.
    Ivarsson, Andreas
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Forneris, Tanya
    School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.
    Longitudinal associations between perceived programme quality, basic needs support and basic needs satisfaction within youth sport: A person-centred approach2018In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISSN 1612-197X, E-ISSN 1557-251XArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Acknowledging the importance of longitudinal data to test process-based psychological theories of motivation is critical. The purpose of this study was to use a person-centred approach to identify unique subgroups (i.e. profiles) of youth athletes based on their level of self-reported programme quality (PQ) and basic needs support mid-way through their sport season and investigate potential differences between the subgroups on their self-reported basic needs satisfaction at the end of the sport season. The current study involved 541 Canadian youth athletes (males n = 289; females n = 250; gender-fluid n = 2) within 52 sport programmes over the course of 18 months. Youthathletes ranged in age from 8 through 19 (M = 13.76, SD = 2.61). A latent profile analysis (LPA) in Mplus 8.0 was used to carry out the analyses. The LPA revealed three distinct profiles based on youth athletes’ levels of self-reported PQ and basic needs support. Specifically, athletes who perceived their sport experience to be of higher quality and supported their basic psychological needs midway through the sport season also reported higher levels of basic needs satisfaction at season end. Results from this study contribute to the field of sport psychology through understanding how basic needs theory contributes to the dimensions of programme quality and by informing recommendations for future coach education on how to satisfy youth athletes’ basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness through programmedelivery. © 2018 International Society of Sport Psychology

  • 632.
    Becker-Larsen, Astrid
    et al.
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    Henriksen, Kristoffer
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport. University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    “Organizing for Excellence”: Stress-Recovery States in the Danish National Orienteering Team during a Training Camp and the 2015 World Championship2017In: Scandinavian Sports Studies Forum, ISSN 2000-088X, Vol. 8, p. 87-111Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Elite athletes push themselves physically and psychologically to their limits in order to develop as athletes and to deliver top performances. To succeed, the athletes must manage their energy. This is particularly important in the periods of high demand on the athletes’ resources (Kellmann, Altenburg, Lormes, & Steinacker, 2001). These include training camps and competitions, because such events are generally intense and likely to induce increased stress, and their schedules often do not allow sufficient time for recovery (Elbe & Kellmann, 2007; Foster, Snyder, & Welsh, 1999). In 2015, the Danish national orienteering coach decided, as a new initiative, to include a three-week training camp in their preparation for the World Championship. The coach was aware that such a long period of intense focus on orienteering would require efficient energy management in the athletes. Therefore, the coach supported the research team in this study aimed at monitoring the athletes’ stress-recovery states during the preparatory camp and the World Championship, with further exploration of the athletes’ perceived sources of stress and recovery during the same period. From a research perspective, the present study is exclusive because of monitoring world-class athlete-participants during their preparation and participation in their most important event. From an applied perspective, searching for efficient processes for energy management during long-term training camps and competitions might become a frontier for improvement of athletes’ preparation and performance.

  • 633.
    Becker-Larsen, Astrid
    et al.
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    Stambulova, Natalia
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), Health and Sport.
    Henriksen, Kristoffer
    University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    "Organizing for excellence": stress-recovery states in the Danish national orienteering team during a training camp and the 2015 World Championship2017In: Sport psychology: Linking theory to practice: Proceedings of the 14th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology / [ed] G. Si, J. Cruz and J.C. Jaenes, 2017, p. 639-640Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Elite level athletes are under considerable pressure to perform, why energy management is a natural part of the life of elite athletes. Energy management is particularly important during periods of high demand on their resources, such as during training camps and competitions, which are often intense and do not allow sufficient time for recovery. Research on recovery has mainly focused on individual physical and physiological strategies. In the 2015 World Championship, the Danish national orienteering team was the best nation, winning four gold medals. In the present study we examined: (a) the stress-recovery states of the Danish orienteers during a three-week preparatory training camp and the following 2015 World Championship, and (b) their perceived sources of stress and recovery during the two events. The study was designed as mixed-method with the RESTQ-sport questionnaire, semi-structured interviews, and a coach’s journal as the data sources used longitudinally during the camp and the championship. Results revealed: (a) well-balanced stress-recovery states among all athletes during the entire period; and (b) perceived sources of stress and recovery classified into organizational, social, personal, and athletic. The athletes themselves stated that their well-balanced stress-recovery states positively affected their learning, well-being, and performance. The organizational strategies played a key role in reducing athletes’ unnecessary stress and in facilitating individual recovery. We suggest that “organizing for excellence”, keeping in mind athletes' energy management, is a special task for coaches and managers when preparing for camps and competitions. 

  • 634.
    Begovic, Lejla
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Segerhammar, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology.
    Strategic Alignment i en digital era: En studie om hur Robotic Process Automation (RPA) påverkar relationen mellan IT-avdelningen och verksamheten i en organisation2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    More businesses are taking their own initiative to drive a lightweight type of technology in order to be able to fulfill their needs in a faster and more efficient way. A popular example of such a technology is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) used in organization to automate processes. What distinguishes RPA from more traditional techniques is that the robotisation software interacts with the user interface in the same way as a human being does. This means that RPA is not dependent on programming skills and can be managed by the business itself, outside the IT-function. This challenges Strategic alignment, which has been of importance to how organizations built a strategic way of working with IT in the organization to support business processes. This study therefore aims to investigate how the relationship between the IT-function and the business is affected by the introduction of RPA in an organization. The study was based on a qualitative research approach at three different companies. The result showed that the relationship between the IT-function and business is affected by organizational changes that take place when RPA technology is introduced into the business where a new department arises, the RPA-function. The result showed that there is no clear division between the IT department and the business, which means that organizations need to find new ways to cooperate and establish relationships.

  • 635.
    Behrami, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Placerad produktreklam i modebloggar: - En studie om placerad produktreklam i svenska modebloggar och dess påverkan på bloggläsarna.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att marknadsföra sig rätt har idag blivit A och O för företag. För att överleva är det av högsta vikt att finna nya forum att placera sin reklam i. Idag finns det dock så mycket reklam som cirkulerar i samhället att företagen måste konkurrera om konsumenternas uppmärksamhet. Det gäller alltså att sticka ut och finna nya marknadsföringskanaler hela tiden. 

    Internet och bloggar har haft en enorm genomslagskraft och i Sverige är det de temabaserade modebloggarna som står i centrum. Då bloggarna blivit så stora som de är och då bloggerskorna uppfattas som förebilder diskuteras det en hel del kring vad son skrivs i bloggarna. Inte minst har all reklam i bloggarna fått enorm uppmärksamhet. 

    Enligt denna undersökning har det visat sig att de placerade produktreklamen över lag upplevs som positiv och att den mer ses som tips än som reklam. Läsarna tar emot den på ett bra sätt och de tar uppenbarligen den till sig då 70% av respondenterna köpt något som det annonserats om i bloggar. Undersökningen visar också att det generellt anses vara helt okej att ta emot pengar eller annan ersättning för att publicera reklam på bloggarna så länge det som skriva är sanning och egna åsikter ifrån bloggerskorna. Osann reklam uppskattas ej!

    Slutligen visar undersökningen att bloggar är ett mycket bra forum att placera sin reklam i om den placeras i texten. Pop-ups, banners och övrig reklam upplevs som störande och kan ses som förlorade pengar för företaget. Antingen ses denna reklam förbi eller som sagt upplevs som störande för de som läser bloggarna, vilket ger negativ respons. 

  • 636.
    Behrens, Christin
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Folkesson, Ramona
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Gör musik någon skillnad?: En studie om genuskonstruktioner i musikaliska aktiviteter i förskolan2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur genusmönster konstrueras i samband med musikaktiviteter i förskolans verksamhet och hur dessa kommer till uttryck. Hur visar sig genuskonstruktioner och vilket förhållande har de till samhällets värderingar och normer? Underlag för analys och diskussion var observationer som dokumenterades på film och ägde rum i femårsavdelningar på tre olika förskolor. Både planerade och spontana musikaliska aktiviteter står i fokus. Undersökningen vilar på ett sociokulturellt perspektiv med utgångspunkt i socialkonstruktivism och etnometodologi. Etnometodologi undersöker metoder och rutiner som används för att skapa mening och konstruera ett gemensamt socialt liv.

    Vidare redogörs för tidigare forskning som kartlägger genus som socialt och kulturellt konstruerad och forskning som sätter genus i relation till musik. Analysen sker med hjälp av interaktionsanalysen (Jordan & Henderson, 1995) där materialet granskas och tolkas utifrån ett barnperspektiv.

    Studiens resultat visar upp skillnader i flickors och pojkars genus konstruktioner och framställer olika metoder och rutiner för att skapa och upprätthålla dessa. Flickor har till exempel en benägenhet att uppträda som regeluppehållare och pojkar ses som mer aktiva och initiativtagande. Olika faktorer som gruppkonstellationer, miljö och pedagoger är avgörande för resultaten och påverkar barnens genushandlingar. I diskussionsdelen sätts tidigare forskning, teoretisk bakgrund och metod i förhållande till resultat och analys. Det dras paralleller till andra studier och likheter och skillnader beskrivs och diskuteras.

  • 637.
    Beijer Brondén, Frida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Schill, Anders
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Talking Solidarity and the Burden of Saving Lives: A Qualitative Case Study on the Common European Asylum System2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines the difficulties encountered in the process of establishing the CommonEuropean Asylum System, taken from a discursive perspective. The focus of the study isthreefold; why are specific issues highlighted by the European Union Member States, how isthe discursive conflict expressed within the discourse on CEAS, and what definitions ofsolidarity are promoted by the Member States. In purpose of addressing these focuses,discourse theory, issue salience and solidarity through burden sharing are used as theoreticalframework. By applying critical method and discourse analysis, this study has managed toestablish that the security issues are among the most highlighted, whereas the geographicallocation of a Member State seems to be an explanatory factor to a Member State’s specificemphasis. Regarding the discursive conflict, the definitions of the concepts mutual trust, fairdistribution and cooperation are especially contested. Furthermore, the external dimension ofsolidarity is proven to be the precedent definition of solidarity.

  • 638.
    Beillon, Nathalie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Swahn, Marie
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Utomhuslek en (icke)mänsklig samhandling: En posthumanistisk observationsstudie om lek i naturmiljö2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att utifrån ett posthumanistiskt perspektiv observera och belysa materialet och hur det liksom människan har likvärdig betydelse för vad som sker i lek i en naturmiljö. Detta gjorde vi genom att observera de meningar som uppstår i intra-aktion mellan och inom de performativa agenterna. Studiens empiriska material är producerad genom partiellt deltagande videoobservationer och är analyserad genom Karen Barads agentiella realism. De begrepp som användes i bearbetningen av analysen är: intra-aktion, transformation, mening och performativ agent. Studiens resultat visar på hur agenterna samhandlar och att leken tar olika vägar beroende på vilket material, vilken miljö och vilka barn som för stunden sammanflätas. Det framgår att platsen och dess naturmaterial står i ständig transformation med de andra performativa agenterna som de intra-agerar med och bör på så sätt ses som medskapare av leken. Resultatet visar även på vikten av en närvarande pedagog som hjälper barnen att materiellt artikulera de nya meningar som uppstår. 

  • 639.
    Beischer, Per-Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT). Halmstad University.
    "Sveriges bästa lärarutbildning": Estetiska lärprocesser i lärarutbildningen vid Högskolan i Halmstad2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna kritiska studie visar att inom lärarutbildningen vid högskolan i Halmstad härskar en metod över andra att förpacka, distribuera, erhålla och bedöma kunskap. Det är framför allt textmediet och den akademiska ideologin som tillsammans med den förra reproducerar lärkulturer och lärstrategier vilka är troliga att ge återverkan på hur blivande lärare iscensätter sin praktik. Detta sker trots en uttalad argumentation hos företrädare för lärarutbildningen som slår fast vikten av att kunna erbjuda ett rikt lärande som harmonierar med olikheter vilket får stöd av skolans uppdrag som är att erbjuda en skola för alla där alla ska erbjudas likvärdig utbildning efter sina egna förutsättningar, förmågor och kvaliteter.

    Studien identifierar en dikotomi som består av motpolerna estetiska lärprocesser – akademisk ideologi som får en återverkan för estetikens position i lärarutbildningen då motsatsparet ses ha en relation där den ena utesluter den andra. Likaså medvetandegörs den akademiska ideologin och i studien diskuteras också i vilken grad den verkar som dold och/eller synlig. Sammanfattningsvis ter det sig som om estetiken spelar en marginell roll i lärarutbildningen vid Högskolan i Halmstad.

  • 640.
    Beischer, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Klart man kan snacka i fem minuter: Svensklärares konstruktioner av muntlig framställning2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 641.
    Bencic, Michelle
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Persson, Erik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Banken som kreditgivare: En kvalitativ studie om hur banker bedömer immateriella tillgångar i tjänsteföretag.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Banks have an important role in the financial system, helping companies to grow by offering help through credit. Before the bank grant a credit to the company, a credit rating is made. In most cases the bank also requires some form of collateral from the credit seeking company. However, when a company holds a large part of immaterial assets such as intellectual capital – which can be the case for service companies, complexity arises. Immaterial assets are difficult to value, not only for the bank but also for the company which possesses them. Because of difficulties to include some immaterial assets in the company’s accounting, a gap between the company’s market value and declared value emerge. This makes it difficult for banks to form an objective opinion of a company whose assets to a large part consists of immaterial assets. This thesis’ purpose is to answer the question “How do banks take immaterial assets in service companies into consideration when asked to give a credit?” and to bring understanding to how banks take companies’ immaterial assets into consideration in the credit rating and as collaterall. This is achieved through six interviews with bank employees. The result shows that the credit rating is what most banks base their credit decision on, although collateral is also required. Based on the collateral the bank can offer the companies’ different terms of credit. It is preferred by banks that the collateral is somehow connected to the credit and that it’s possible to either sell it on a second hand market or use as a management control measure for the bank. The banks often neglect immaterial assets as collateral because of such difficulties. Half of the interviewees claimed that a credit rating had to be adapted to the service company, and that immaterial assets should be taken into consideration in the credit rating. The result also showed that the interviewees tend to consider immaterial assets as a complement to remaining financial information in the credit rating, rather than on its own.

  • 642.
    Bengtsson, Anna
    Halmstad University.
    Monetär värdering av effekter från transportprojekt: En fallstudie med fokus på Trafikverkets väginvesteringar2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When a company decides which project to invest in among different alternatives they can use the net present value method. The method uses the expected generation of cash flow from the different investments in order to determine which investment would generate the most profit for the company. The net present value method can also be used by the public sector to decide between different projects. The public sector does not consider the same aspects with regards to cash flows as companies. The public sector calculates future cash flows in terms of benefits and costs for the countries population. The benefits from an investment are qualitative from the start and need to be monetized in order to be used in the net present value calculation. The quantification of the qualitative effects is accomplished though calculation values, calculation principles, traffic forecasts and other applications. To be able to facilitate the transformation the public sector can use a method called Cost-Benefit Analysis. The method makes it possible to identify the qualitative effects of an investment and then translate the effects to quantity values. A case study has been made with the Swedish Transport Administration as investigation unit, which is the organization that develops and maintains the Swedish transportation system. The case study has resulted in an identification of which values the Swedish Transport Administration decides to monetize, which aspects the values depends on and how the monetization is made. It is the benefits of saved travel time, value of a statistical life and environmental effects that are monetized. The theoretical part of the study is composed of scientific journals and reports. The empirical part of the study has been founded in the different recommendations and calculation methods which the Swedish Transport Administration uses to perform the monetization. The valuation of the benefits generated from a project is dependent on the populations’ willingness to pay for it. It is the willingness to pay which is the foundation of the recommendations which the Swedish Transport Administration adhere to. The results have shown the different aspects which are the foundation for the valuation. The results have also shown which values are quantified and how the quantification is possible to enable the Swedish Transport Administration to use the net present value method in order to judge different investment alternatives. 

  • 643.
    Bengtsson, Anna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Larsson, Ida
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Revolutionary Rebranding´s Impact on Brand Attitudeand Customer-Based Brand Equity among SwedishConsumers2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 644.
    Bengtsson, Anna
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Lindström, Mikaela
    Halmstad University.
    Smittar ditt varumärke?: Hur viral marknadsförings implementeras för varumärkesutveckling2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att utforska hur svenska företag går tillväga vid implementeringen av viral marknadsföring och hur detta är kopplat till företagets varumärkesutveckling. Vi ämnar finna hur den processen ser ut samt hur varumärket kopplas till kampanjen. Uppsatsen har utgått från en deduktiv ansats och studien genomfördes med en kvalitativ undersökning. Intervjuer genomfördes via telefon med fyra svenska företag inom olika branscher. De olika respondenterna hade alla erfarenhet från viral marknadsföring. Den teoretiska referensramen inleds med att definiera samt ge en förklarande bild av viral marknadsföring. Detta följs av ett avsnitt rörande varumärke och hur företag kan arbeta med detta på ett utvecklande sätt. Kapitlet avslutas med en diskussion gällande relationen mellan dessa ämnen. Litteraturen ligger som grund för den modell som presenteras i slutet av den teoretiska referensramen. I detta kapitel återges de som framkommit från de fyra intervjuerna. Strukturen i detta kapitel utgår från modellen som presenterades i det tidigare kapitlet. I slutsatsen presenteras en modifierad version av den tidigare modellen. Vi har genom litteratur och respondenternas svar kommit fram till att för att lyckas implementera viral marknadsföring är de viktigaste faktorerna målgruppen, budskapet som kommuniceras, spridning av budskapet och utvärdering av resultatet. De som bör genomsyra de olika faktorerna är               varumärket samt dess värden. Dessa kan då kommuniceras så att kundens uppfattning om varumärket överensstämmer med de företaget anser att de står för och vill förmedla.

  • 645.
    Bengtsson, Ann-Charlotte
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    "Jag hatar ju samling": Aktionsforskning kring elevers deltagande i samling.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vi är alla olika och har olika behov och förutsättningar. Men vi har alla rätt till en likvärdig utbildning anpassad efter alla dessa olikheter. Lärarna på en skola i Västsverige kände i takt med att klassen växte i storlek att de kanske inte riktigt klarade av att möta alla där de befann sig. Ett utvecklingsarbete tog form och med hjälp av aktionsforskning valde lärarna att utveckla samlingarna i en F-1 klass med 25 elever. Syftet med studien var att ur ett deltagarperspektiv se hur elever, i samlingar, kunde uppfattas inkluderande och deltagande utifrån deras förutsättningar och behov. Empirin samlades in genom observationer och dagboksanteckningar, vilket sedan analyserades med Libergs (2005) olika kategorier på deltagande. Studiens centrala slutsats är att elevernas deltagande är mer aktivt då läraren tar en mer passiv roll. Då eleverna bygger sitt deltagande på egna erfarenheter och intressen infinner ett större engagemang hos eleverna vilket även genererar en större glädje i gruppen.

  • 646.
    Bengtsson, Ann-Charlotte
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Karlsson, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Elevinflytande och pedagogisk planering.: Hur 3 lärare och 6 elever uppfattar elevinflytandet i den pedagogiska planeringen.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studien är att undersöka hur lärare och elever uppfattar elevinflytande i den pedagogiska planeringen. Det visar sig genom tidigare forskning att elevers inflytande har varit svårt att få in i skolans praxis och att mycket beror på lärarens förhållningssätt, samt vilka metoder och arbetsformer som används för att göra detta. Studien som vi genomfört med en hermeneutisk ansats och intervjuer av tre lärare och sex elever som datainsamlingsmetod visar att ett möjligt redskap för elevinflytande är den pedagogiska planeringen. Det är ett redskap som tydliggör målen, ökar elevinflytandet och stimulerar elevers motivation till ökad kunskapsinlärning.

  • 647.
    Bengtsson, Billy
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Alvarado, Erik
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    2013 - Året det vårades för blankning: En empirisk studie av svenska finansiella instituts arbete med blankningsaffärer gentemot sina kunder2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Title: 2013 – Sweden, it’s time for short-selling!

    Date: 2013-05-21

    Level: Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration (61-90 hp)

    Authors: Erik Alvarado and Billy BengtssonAdvisor: Sven-Ola CarlssonExaminer: Marita Blomkvist

    Keywords: Short-selling, Ban, Regulations, Efficient-market hypothesis, Behavioralfinance, Strategy

    Purpose: Our purpose with the thesis is to understand and analyze how brokers andequity managers in Swedish financial institutions working with shortsellingtowards their customers.Research question: How do brokers and equity managers at Swedish financial institutionswork with short-selling for their customers?

    Methodology: The thesis is based on a qualitative methodology with an inductive approach.The primary data has been collected through face-to-face interviewsas well over telephone.

    Theory: Since November 2012 the Swedish government is following the currentEU regulation against short-selling. The EU regulation requires that completedshort sales are published the next day on the Swedish comparison tothe U.S: Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Finansinspektionen.The new regulation his risen a debate in media, since investors now canfollow the published short sales. Short-selling can be a popular alternativefor investors, since there are many strategies that are including shortselling.However, the reasons for investors to short-sell can be many. Either the investors’ decision is rationally based on the available informationon the efficient market or they base their decisions on feeling. Financialdecision based on feelings can be explained by behavioral finance.

    Empiric: The primary data representing the empirical framework has been collectedfrom four Swedish financial institutions: Avanza Bank, Handelsbanken,Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and Simplicity AB.

    Result: At the moment short-selling is not the most popular choice for investorswho are interested in going short. The short-selling process is at the momenttechnical difficult and costly for the investors and financial institutions.The result is in line with the leading theory of short-selling regulations,the Diamond-Verrecchia hypothesis.

  • 648.
    Bengtsson, Carolina
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Claesson, Sophie
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Facebooka med dina kunder: En studie i hur svenska dagligvaruföretag kan stärka sina kunders varumärkeslojalitet genom sociala medier2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to come up with concrete

    suggestions how Swedish grocery chains can work with

    Facebook in their marketing to increase both existing and

    potential costumers brand loyalty towards the company.

     

    The theorysection contains theories concerning following subjects:

    brand, brand loyalty, communication, Internet, social media and

    Facebook. Further information has been collected through

    interviews with three experts in social media marketing to

    strengthen the theories concerning social media.

     

     

    The study has shown that Swedish grocery chains at the moment

    are not using the full potential of Facebook. By using a

    combination of groups, pages, applications and events the

    companies can strengthen their customers brand loyalty. It is all

    about using the available Facebooktools to create a relationship

    and a dialog with the costumers. If the company is able to answer

    the questions and thoughts of the customer in a quick and good

    way a long term relationship can be created. This long term

    relationship between the customer and the company will open up

    for brand loyalty.

  • 649.
    Bengtsson, Christian
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Konformiteten och pedagogiken: Ett experiment med 100 försökspersoner som undersöker hur socialt tryck inverkar på gymnasieelever och vilka konsekvenser detta innebär för pedagogiken2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att undersöka i vilken grad socialt tryck inverkar på elever vid gymnasieskolan och vilka eventuella konsekvenser detta kan leda till. Frågeställningarna i studien är således; Kan elever på gymnasieskolan påverkas av socialt tryck i den mån att de konformerar/ändrar åsikt till gruppens felaktiga svar och vilka konsekvenser innebär detta för skolvärlden? Samt vilken typ av elever är det som är mer eller mindre benägna att konformera? Data inhämtades genom en experimentsituation i ett klassiskt konformitetsexperiment där en riktig elevs åsikter mättes i en enkel bedömningssituation under påverkan av tre falska försökspersoner. Resultatet visade att 82,5% av eleverna under socialt tryck konformerar till gruppens åsikter. Resultatet visade inga signifikanta samband mellan personlighetsvariabler och konformitet. Slutsatserna studien drar är att konformitet är en vanligt förekommande faktor vilken är svår att förutse utifrån personlighetsfaktorer. En större medvetenhet kring socialt tryck från både lärare och elevers sida tenderar att motverka konsekvenserna av socialt tryck.

  • 650.
    Bengtsson, Christian
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Personlighet och konformitet: En kvantitativ studie i vilken typ av personlighet det egentligen är som konformerar till gruppen2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study is to investigate any correlations between three personality traits; self-esteem, accuracy, belongingness and conformity. The study investigates the difference in degree of conformity in simpler and harder evaluation situations. The method requires a mix-up of real participants and confederates who attempts two face recognition tests, one hard and one easy to see if degree of conformity differs between simpler and harder tasks. The hypothesis is that individuals with high degrees of need for belongingness and accuracy are more likely to conform to the opinion of the group and people with high degrees of self-esteem conforms less. The hypothesis also states that more people tend to conform on the hard, rather than the simpler test. Altogether 94 persons participated in the study, 47 persons participated in the experimental group and 47 persons in the control group. Distributions in terms of sex were 53 men and 41 women. The result showed significant results in conformity and difficulty. The results also showed that conformity increased along with task difficulty i.e. the harder the test the more conformity.  No significant values were presented between the personality traits and degree of conformity, the reason might be that the study itself didn’t investigate normative and informative conformity by themselves which is why no correlations were found between conformity and personal factors.

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