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  • 6051.
    Tebelius, Ulla
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR).
    Risky pleasures?: Club cultures and feminine identities, by Fiona Hutton, 20062009In: Gender and Education, ISSN 0954-0253, E-ISSN 1360-0516, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 245-246Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The article reviews the book "Risky Pleasures? Club Cultures and Feminine Identities," by Fiona Hutton.

  • 6052.
    Tebelius, Ulla
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR).
    The significance of sport participation for teenage girls' self-image: A longitudinal study2009In: Acta universitatis carolinae - Kinanthropologica, ISSN 1212-1428, Vol. 45, no 1, p. 131-142Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a longitudinal study of sports girls, at the ages of 12, 14 and 19. The aim of this paper is to investigate what engagement in sport during teenage meant for the girls’ conception of their own selves, how sports involvement influenced their self-image and how they handled the dual experience of having a female and a sports body. The girls received feedback confirming their identity as sports girls through their performances and significant others. This resulted in a disciplined body and preparedness to train hard. Looks and physique became important for their self-image when they successively became aware of and negotiated the significance of their gendered bodies. After leaving the club they chose activities considered more feminine. In this way they could maintain their identity as sports girls and at the same time abide by the heterosexual norms. The physically controlled body was a fundamental part in the process of constructing and reconstructing a coherent self.

  • 6053.
    Tebelius, Ulla
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Ericsson, Marie
    Halmstad University.
    Demokrati som procedur eller engagemang: Unga kvinnors och mäns möjlighet till demokratisk påverkan2001Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Teenagers do not join voluntary organisations except for sport-clubs, and show little interest in politics, which have worried the Swedish, government. Community-clubs are attractive as they offer a meeting-place without any adult, where something unexpected and exciting may happen. The idea of the club, however, is to discipline. Teenagers should be active and socialised into democratic behaviour and norms, hence democratic procedures are used for them to run the club themselves. It might also offer a scene for individual modes of expression and collective protest. Modern life seems to give unlimited possibility of creating one's identity and future expressed in symbols from different cultures and with a focus on leisure activities. This paper is based on interviews with teenagers at community clubs, specially focusing girls, with the aim of showing the role of the club in their socialisation. There seems to be a potential for mainstream youngsters to participate in alternative democratic activities at the club. This public scene is of special importance to girls.

  • 6054.
    Tecabo, Temesgen
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Hawre, Hona
    Halmstad University.
    Nyanländas integration på arbetsmarknaden: Arbetsförmedlares upplevelser kring integrationsarbete2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to describe and understand how employment officers at the Employment service is working with the integration of refugees and the impact of the immigration wave that began in 2015 has affected the working mediator’s roles. Therefore, this study will identify wich factors employment officers considers important for the effective integration of refugees. As the focus of this study is to investigate the roles of mediators of work in relation to the establishment of new arrivals used a qualitative research with empirical approach - collected material obtained from interviews, literature and electronic sources. This method gives a deeper understanding of the employment officers working approach to the integration of refugees, including detailed knowledge of how those working on integration issues and establishment. The result shows that the increase in immigration overloads employment officers and gives them the difficulty of integrating the refugees. Today's employment officers are understaffed and receive limited discretion. Due to a strictly controlled framework can not the employment agents do the work that the reform requires. The study also shows how a more free labor role in employment officer’s work can accelerate the integration of new arrivals and labor market integration.

  • 6055.
    Tefke, Frida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Morgin, Nina
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    "Men hur skriver man med egna ord om det är samma sak man vill få sagt?": Elever om problemet att skriva med egna ord.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I dagens skolor har jakten på fusket ökat. Antiplagieringstjänster är ett vanligt förekommande medel för att ta reda på om fusk föreligger eller inte. På detta vis kan man lätt lägga juridiska och moraliska aspekter på fuskande, men kan problemet ligga i själva pedagogiken? Att finna gränslandet mellan plagiat och imitation är lättare sagt än gjort. En uppmaning som inte sällan används av lärare för att hjälpa eleven i sin skrivprocess är “skriv med egna ord”. Vi undersöker hur elever uppfattar denna uppmaning och hur deras uppfattningar förhåller sig till lärares uppfattningar av samma uppmaning.

    Som grund för studien ligger material från två gruppintervjuer med elever på högstadiet och gymnasiet samt fyra tidigare genomförda djupintervjuer med svensklärare verksamma på dessa stadier angående deras uppfattningar av uppmaningen “skriv med egna ord”. Kategorier för uppfattningar identifieras och sorteras med hjälp av fenomenografisk analysmodell. Dessa uppfattningar jämförs för att se hur de förhåller sig till varandra, kategorierna emellan. Tidigare forskning på närliggande områden används som referensram och denna forskning visar att imitation är en naturlig och nödvändig del av skrivutvecklingen vilket gör uppmaningen “skriv med egna ord” problematiskt. Vi har kommit fram till att uppfattningarna av uppmaningen hos lärare och elever är delade i dubbel bemärkelse. Hos eleverna identifierade vi fem olika uppfattningar och lika många hos lärarna. Stundtals är de åtskilda och stundtals gemensamma. 

  • 6056.
    Tefke, Frida
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Morgin, Nina
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Skillnaden mellan plagiat och imitation är milsvid: Fyra lärare om elevtexter i gränslandet mellan imitation och plagiat2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In school, pupils learn to critically relate to sources of various texts. In the course of time they also learn how to make references and cite properly. Yet, alarming reports show increasing cheating and plagiarism in colleges and universities. Plagiarism prevention services are used today in Swedish high schools. We are questioning how this relates to the sociocultural perspective and curriculum view of imitation as a natural part of the learning process, communication and language.

    Material from depth interviews, with four teachers in the school subject Swedish about their theoretical and practical approach to students' writing process and writing development are used to deal with the issues of this thesis. The results from the interviews are analyzed in relation to a literature study on the subject. Research on the sociocultural perspective shows that imitation is a natural part of the learning process, communication and language. The form of intertextuality that occurs when texts are imitated and voices are borrowed - dialogism - is not only natural but also necessary for all writing development. We seem to be unable to discern the natural role of imitation in students’ writing development among all respondents. 

  • 6057.
    Tegler, Susanne
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Likvärdiga betyg i matematik: Utvärdering av mätmetod2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study was to evaluate how well a matematical test can measure the equity of grades between schools. This study indicates that the test shows differences in equity that also has been seen in earlier research. A more detailed investigation, where the local test compared with the national tests, would be appropriate to better decide the reliability of method.

    The mathematical test has also shown potential to give a good indication about the pupils further progress in upper secondary school. The grades from the previos school is less accurate which can depend on: (i) the teachers, that have constructed the test, have only included excercises that are of use for the first course in mathematics in upper secondary school, (ii) the grades are not reflecting knowledge, (iii) the knowledge changes over the summer vacation.

  • 6058.
    Telemo Nilsson, Sara
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Rexha, Laurinda
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    When the physical patient becomes digital: A study of the innovation “digital health care center” on the Swedish market2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6059.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    An informal approach to management development at small and medium-sized manufacturing companies2016In: International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, ISSN 1744-2303, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 135-146Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6060.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management (CTIM2).
    Designing management training using a learning network approach2011In: Research on Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management 2009‐2011: Introducing the Research Area of Innovation Science / [ed] Sven-Åke Hörte, Halmstad: Högskolan i Halmstad , 2011, p. 103-116Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6061.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Learning Networks : A metaphor for inter organisational development1999In: The Babson Kaufmann Research Conference, Colombia, South Carolina, USA, 1999Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    LEARNING NETWORKS—A METAPHOR FOR INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Joakim Tell, Halmstad University, Sweden

    Principal Topic

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

    Method

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

    Implications

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

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

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

  • 6062.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Learning networks: A metaphor for inter organizational development in SMEs2000In: Enterprise and Innovation Management Studies, ISSN 1463-2446, E-ISSN 1469-5863, Vol. 1, no 3, p. 303-317Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6063.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Managerial strategies in small, fast-growing manufacturing firms2012In: Journal of Management Development, ISSN 0262-1711, E-ISSN 1758-7492, Vol. 31, no 7, p. 700-710Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

  • 6064.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Organising University-Led Learning Networks Among Small-Enterprise Managers2001Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis elaborates upon the use of a university-led approach to facilitated learning through organised networks of small-enterprise managers and researchers. The opportunity for universities to take on an interactive role in initiating development processes, and even regional change in a wider respect, has been explored through an action research (AR) approach. One of the aims of the University-Led Learning Network (ULLN) is to develop the knowledge and managerial skills required by small-enterprise managers in order to cope better with an economic and social reality that is difficult to survey and to predict. This was done through the ongoing review and evaluation of actions carried out within as well as between the participating companies. Different management perspectives were scrutinised in an environment of close co-operation, with the intention of generating new ideas for action. ULLN is also an approach that enables the university to fulfil the task of co-operating with the external world, which in Sweden is referred to as "the third task", and to reach out to small enterprises, creating a common learning partnership. Earlier studies of networks focusing on an exchange of knowledge and learning demonstrate, above all, the power of innovation that come from a close relationship between companies and universities and the importance of dialogue. The analysis of this study shows similar results. However, there has in the past been a lack of long-term studies which monitored and investigated the effects of co-operation from within. This study aims to rectify that deficiency.

    In this thesis, it is argued that ULLN has unique advantages, such as the initiation and support of important processes of change, which are not equally matched by other approaches, such as those which depend on consultants, traditional education or purely industrial networks. ULLN should therefore be seen as an important complement to the development support structure for managers of small traditional manufacturing enterprises. This study contributes an understanding of the process of organising these networks, and an analysis of the type of learning developed through such lengthy co-operation over six years.

    The results of the study can be divided into three categories, namely:

    1. Implications of organising ULLNs for universities and researchers, by providing an understanding of the advantages of using the university as a platform for initiating development processes for small-enterprise managers in networks.

    Considerable knowledge and experience were gained during the study of the organisational requirements of continuous development processes, in order to generate and extend learning between small-enterprise managers and university representatives in a ULLN. Results from the study acknowledge the importance of the university adopting different roles during the process, in order to build the trust and commitment necessary for facilitating innovative and creative dialogue within the networks. Another important point that is highlighted in the study is the importance of the university and small traditional manufacturing enterprises meeting halfway in interdependent relations. For the university, this means taking on new roles, and for the small companies, a willingness to learn and to co-operate with other companies and organisations in networks rather than acting alone.

    This type of close interaction with companies gives university representatives a better knowledge base of small traditional manufacturing enterprises (which make up the majority of the small-business community in Sweden) and their special needs, which in turn contributes to a deeper understanding and makes it possible for the university to introduce research projects that are more relevant and draw small enterprises into a co-operative partnership with the university. The networks are a way of increasing mutual knowledge processes by enabling managers and researchers to examine a variety of development issues and solutions in the company of others who have different frames of reference and perspectives.

    2. A description of the effects of the ULLN in the participating companies in terms of development projects initiated.

    The thesis further supports the conclusion that learning in small enterprises is stimulated by interaction with other organisations. New ideas and the inspiration for development work are created in meetings between different actors. As a result of this partnership, projects have been developed internally within individual companies and between the participating companies - for instance in issues related to IT, improved working practices, employee exchanges, ISO 14 001, and so on. Practical lessons have been learnt about different ways of handling various company-related problems, as well as theoretical knowledge about the processes of change themselves. Thus the ULLNs have both initiated important changes and acted as a bridge between the university and SMEs during development work. Through this medium, the university has been able to establish links even with the traditional manufacturing small-enterprise community.

    3. A description and analysis of the learning process that is created by using the network concept as a development tool.

    The trustful relationships established between managers and researchers have proved to be an effective medium for sharing experience and enhancing mutual learning. It has been particularly effective in providing a basis for the sharing of explicit and tacit knowledge that is required to support the implementation of different development projects. The ULLN approach has also facilitated a more reflective type of learning (double-loop learning) and created new management perspectives, which have inspired further development. Managers have also become more "secure" in their management role (as a result of the frank and confidential dialogue with different actors in and through the network) and have, for example, experienced a greater ease in delegating and contributing to the empowerment of their employees.

  • 6065.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    The Emergent Nature of Learning Networks2008In: Entrepreneurial Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Application / [ed] Richard T. Harrison & Claire M. Leitch, London: Routledge, 2008, p. 272-288Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

    • a review of the concept of entrepreneurial learning and the relationship between entrepreneurial learning and the wider literatures on management and organizational learning,
    • a review and development of a number of conceptual models of the process of learning in entrepreneurial contexts
    • an illustration of the applications of concept of entrepreneurial learning in a range of contexts
    • an international perspective on entrepreneurial learning.
  • 6066.
    Tell, Joakim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Towards inter-organisational empowerment?: Employee participation in the development of a network of small enterprises2001In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 113-125Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6067.
    Tell, Joakim
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Gabrielsson, Jonas
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). Lund University.
    Management Development in Small Firms: Understanding the Learning Dilemma for Small Business Managers2013In: International journal of Innovation Science, ISSN 1757-2223, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 143-151Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6068.
    Tell, Joakim
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Halila, Fawzi
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    A learning network as a development method – an example of small enterprises and a university working together2001In: Journal of Workplace Learning, ISSN 1366-5626, E-ISSN 1758-7859, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 14-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6069.
    Tell, Joakim
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Hoveskog, Maya
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ulvenblad, Pia
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ulvenblad, Per-Ola
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Barth, Henrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Ståhl, Jenny
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Business model innovation in the agri-food sector: a literature review2016In: British Food Journal, ISSN 0007-070X, E-ISSN 1758-4108, Vol. 118, no 6, p. 1462-1476Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

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

    Design/methodology/approach

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

    Findings

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

    Originality/value

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

  • 6070.
    Telle, Stefan
    et al.
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
    Svensson, Sara
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
    An organizational ecology approach to EGTC creation in East Central Europe2019In: Regional & Federal Studies, ISSN 1359-7566, E-ISSN 1743-9434Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) are a legal instrument intended to facilitate institutional cross-border cooperation. Launched in 2006, EGTC creation was particularly swift in East Central Europe, albeit with significant variation between different border regions. The article adopts an organizational ecology perspective to explain this variation and argues that the level of organizational density inside a cross-border ecological niche is crucial for EGTC creation. The analysis draws on policy documents and semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders from four border areas in East Central Europe. It finds that lower levels of organizational density in unitary states constitute a favourable organizational environment for EGTC creation. However, rather than enhancing autonomous decision-making in the border region, we find evidence that unitary state support for EGTC creation reflects a political strategy to centralize control over cross-border cooperation. © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

  • 6071.
    Tellram, Sofie
    et al.
    Halmstad University.
    Sjögren, Emilia
    Halmstad University.
    Ge ditt varumärke ett lyft!: -en studie om hur företag bygger och stärker sitt varumärke i sociala medier2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

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

    Authors: Emilia Sjögren and Sofie Tellram.

    Adviser: Navid Ghannad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6072.
    Tenfält, Mikael
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Elevers förståelse av molbegreppet: En ämnesdidaktisk studie i Kemi för gymnasiet2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Jag har genomfört en intervjustudie rörande kunskaper om och förståelse av substansmängd och molbegreppet hos elever i en gymnasieskola.

  • 6073.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Skövde, Sverige.
    Cregård, Anna
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, The Rydberg Laboratory for Applied Sciences (RLAS). Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Berntson, Erik
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Organisatorisk komplexitet är också en möjlighet2018In: Att leda i en komplex organisation: Utmaningar och nya perspektiv för chefer i offentlig verksamhet / [ed] Anna Cregård, Erik Berntson & Stefan Tengblad, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018, p. 183-195Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 6074.
    Tengnäs, Alexander
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    How to recognize a good case study2016Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6075.
    Tengnäs, Alexander
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Where the Swedish Welfare state is today2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6076.
    Terne, Madeleine
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Att gestalta innovation: En studie av Business Region Skånes och Business Region Göteborgs innovationskommunikation via video2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att undersöka hur Business Region Skåne och Business Region Göteborg strategiskt kommunicerar och gestaltar innovation via video och vad som förmedlas om innovation och vilken bild det förmedlar om regionerna. 

    Metod och material: I studien har kvalitativ metod använts och fyra videor publicerade på Business Region Skånes och Business Region Göteborgs digitala videokanaler har analyserats genom multimodal sociosemiotisk analys samt tre intervjuer har genomförts med kommunikationsansvariga om videorna. 

    Huvudresultat: Det kan konstateras att Business Region Skåne och Business Region Göteborg kommunicerar och gestaltar innovation genom att använda berättelser i videorna om komplexa innovationsområden utifrån framtidsvisioner. Innovation gestaltas på ett okomplicerat och uttrycksfullt sätt varvat med faktastrategi samtidigt görs regionerna attraktiva. Videorna förmedlar fördelar om olika innovationsområden som har betydelse för människors vardagsliv samtidigt som videorna genom att skapa engagemang i kommunikationen lyfter upp aktuella problemområden i förhållande till innovation i samhället. Resultatet visar genom den multimodala sociosemiotiska analysen att gestaltningen av innovation i videorna i sig är komplex.

  • 6077.
    Ternebrandt, Johan
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Eriksson, Christoffer
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Bonusregn över svenska storbanker: En studie om belöningssystemens utformande för legitimitet2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

  • 6078.
    Teshome, Betelhem
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Larsson, Robin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Killmiddag - en plats att förändras och förändra: En kvalitativ studie om maskulinitetskonstruktion2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    “Killmiddag” is an initiative launched by the equality foundation Make Equal, with the purpose of engaging men in gender equality issues. Based on this, the intention of this study was to increase knowledge and understanding of how masculinity is created within the context of Killmiddag. Our aim was also to find the reasons why men choose to participate, as well as how they deal with possible conflict between the norms within, and outside of, the Killmiddag forum. The empirical material was collected through nine semi-structured interviews and was analyzed using the following theories; R.W Connell's theory of masculinities, Richard Jenkin's theory of social identity, Erving Goffman's theory of impression management and Anthony Giddens’s theory of reflexivity. The result shows that men’s motivation to participate in Killmiddag is sparked by a desire to change current masculinity norms, and that this is partly due to the MeToo movement. It also shows that Killmiddag plays an important part when it comes to the participants’ personal constructions of masculinity, this mainly as it is a context that allows them to express parts of their identity and show emotions that normally are not accepted within male forums. In addition, the result brings light to a split between different situational masculinity norms, which can cause conflict between an individual’s self-perception, masculinity standards and the need for others’ approval. In regards to this, three different strategies for managing these problems were found: to challenge and change the norms, adapt to the given situation or purposefully surround oneself with like-minded people.

  • 6079.
    Tesnjak, Ena
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Kristiansson, Sara
    Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
    Att sätta eleven i fokus: en kvalitativ studie om arbetet med elevhälsa och dess konsekvenser på en gymnasieskola2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    From a social psychological approach, our aim with this study is to take advantage of student health care and support business activities and cooperation in a secondary school in a medium sized city. Using a qualitative method, we have conducted six individual interviews, one pair interview and an experiment. We have used the following theories: Group Psychology (Svedberg, 2007), the potential space (Winnicott, 1993), Youth of the future crisis (Cullberg, 2006), the concrete and abstract sociality (Asplund, 1987), the telling force (Crafoord, 2005), Emotion theory (Scheff, 1990). With these theories, we have tried to highlight difficulties, and provide an understanding of how the student's position in the school environment looks like and how to work within, and cooperation, student health care and support operations against a good student health appears. We have in the present study found that some types of problems and difficulties of student attention while others are forgotten. The fundamental problem at work against a good student health is society: a society where resources for the psychosocial well-being in the secondary world are not a priority.

  • 6080.
    Thaci, Milot
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Larsson, Jim
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Humankapitalets påverkan på kapitalstrukturer: En studie av svenska bolagsstyrelser2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

  • 6081.
    Thelander, Lollo
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Floris, Martin
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Inkludering Ny benämning av integration: Kommunernas arbete om nyanländas etablering och integration ur ett kommunalt perspektiv2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The refugees suffered both in Europe and Sweden in recent years and has made

    integration work in the municipalities to become an important part of their work to include new individuals in society.

    The purpose of this essay is to highlight how the integration of immigrants looks in different municipalities in Sweden and the aims is to demonstrate the importance of being included in the community at an early stage. The study is qualitative and with the help of our interviews we interpreted the material.

    We processed the material based on the theories Elias & Scotsons established and outsiders and Bourdieu's social capital and Ahrne & Papakostas about organizations and the study shows that there are difficulties with prejudice and rumors, social capital and organizations and policy essential for inclusion in society. The material showed both positive and negative ways on how municipalities work with integration and inclusion of immigrants. Our study suggests that municipalities are working intensively on integration, but they are at different levels over all. It turns out that there are a minor co-operation between the organization Immigration Service and the municipality, which may result in a lower integration of the immigrants. 

  • 6082.
    Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas
    et al.
    Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    Bennett, David
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden & University of South Australia Business School, Adelaide, Australia.
    Preciado, Deycy Janeth Sanchez
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL). University of Cauca, Popayán, Colombia.
    Intermediation for technology diffusion and user innovation in a developing rural economy: a social learning perspective2014In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 26, no 7–8, p. 645-662Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6083.
    Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas
    et al.
    Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    Sanchez Preciado, Deycy Janeth
    University of Cauca, Popayán, Colombia.
    Bennett, David
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden & University of South Australian Business School, Adelaide, Australia.
    Transferring technology from university to rural industry within a developing economy context: The case for nurturing communities of practice2012In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, E-ISSN 1879-2383, Vol. 32, no 9-10, p. 550-559Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 6084.
    Theorin, August
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Bornebusch, Fredrik
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Sambandet mellan sportslig framgång och ekonomisk ställning för fotbollsklubbar i Allsvenskan2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6085. Thoene, Claudius
    et al.
    Kneubuehler, Julian
    Applying the value grid model within the professional European soccer industry2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6086. Thoene, Claudius
    et al.
    Kneubuehler, Julian
    Book Review: Geoeconomics2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6087. Thoene, Claudius
    et al.
    Kneubuehler, Julian
    Factors influencing trade show performance: Booth-staff characteristics & micro- environment2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6088.
    Thoene, Claudius
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Kneubuehler, Julian
    Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
    Literature review of the field of Internet Banking2017Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6089.
    Tholse, Ida
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    In English, please!: Teacher reflections on the use of target language in instructional settings of lower secondary ESL learners.2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6090.
    Thomas, Stéphanie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Alexandre, Valentin
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Luxury Sector in China: Behaviours toward French Luxury Brands2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: How Chinese people behave toward French Luxury Brands?

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

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

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

  • 6091.
    Thomsen, Josefine
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Andersson, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
    Förskola- en plats för rörelse: En intervjuundersökning om pedagogers planering för rörelseaktiviteter2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6092.
    Thomsen, Michel
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).
    Åkesson, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).
    Master Curriculum in Digital Service Innovation2018In: American Conference on Information Systems 2018, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    related to health, the environment, societal safety and economy. In short, we live in a society that is in need of innovation and new ways of thinking. In this context, information technology (IT) and digital service innovation have important roles to play. This is reflected in the work done with national and international agendas for digitalization as a path to offer citizens new types of services. This includes digital services that make the work of health professionals easier, raise patient safety, improve health care, make vehicles safer, lower maintenance costs and the impact on the environment. To meet the challenges of the future with innovation, there is an increased need for expertise in sustainable digital service development.

    In this talk we report from the work of designing a curriculum for an international master program “Digital Service Innovation”. The program addresses the need for digital competence in tomorrow’s society. The curriculum fronts digital innovation and digital services as fundamental concepts (Fichman et al., 2014). In short, a digital service innovation, for example, can lead to new experiences, distribution methods, business models, types of interaction, and digital services that enhance the value of physical products. The meaning of digital service innovation in this context is the design of new, significantly improved or previously untested combinations of digital services; services that create new and sustainable values. Thus, there is an emphasis on value creation (Henfridsson et al., 2018) meaning that the proposed education draws on sustainability (economic, social and environmental) as a framework for value creation and progression of critical thinking (Ågerfalk et al., 2017).

    For students, formal higher education is a valuable investment for a career in the IT labor market (Setor and Joseph, 2016). The curriculum is designed, through the introduction of new pedagogical approaches, and through sustainability as a perspective on digital service innovation, to contribute to future competence provision. Digitalization is an important driver companies’ competiveness. The developments in digital technology alter the labor market’s competence requirements and causes a complex and multifaceted services sector. In Europe, it is at present estimated that one million people with IT skills are missing in the European labor market. The curriculum is designed in collaboration with companies, engaging in the planning, development and implementation of the curriculum, in order to help to ensure its relevance to the students and the industry.

  • 6093.
    Thomsen, Michel
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Åkesson, Maria
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Understanding ISD and Innovation through the Lens of Fragmentation2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information systems development (ISD) and innovation is a complex and challenging endeavor. In this paper we inquire into the process of ISD andinnovation to shed light on the ambiguous nature of such processes. This was done in an interpretive study of 10 governmental ISD projects where 14 interviews with key persons were conducted. In addition 11 interviews with senior IT consultants were conducted. Based on this study we propose an analytical lens to understand ISD and innovation. This lens is based on a metaphor grounded in the empirical material. This metaphor, fragmentation, mediates a deeper understanding of ISD and innovation regarding three aspects of complexity: knowledge, culture and discourse, and time and space.

  • 6094.
    Thorell, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Contexts and Cultural Boundaries (KK).
    Att utbilda i entreprenörskap - en praktisk orientering: Slutrapport från projektet Innovativt entreprenörskap genom kreativitet och nytänkande i kultur- och turismutbildningar2013Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 6095.
    Thorell, Kristina
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Bevarandeplanering i landsbygdens landskap: Vägar mot förankring i det lokala2005Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 6096.
    Thorell, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Contexts and Cultural Boundaries (KK).
    Bottom-up approaches within planning of the cultural landscape: preconditions for participation and decentralization.2013Other (Refereed)
  • 6097.
    Thorell, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Contexts and Cultural Boundaries (KK).
    Bottom-up approaches within tourism planning of the cultural landscape2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 6098.
    Thorell, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    Det mörka kulturarvet i Västra Götalands län: Innebörd, betydelse och kommunicering inom den museala verksamheten2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie handlar om hur det mörka kulturarvet i Västra Götalands län definieras, värderas och levandegörs inom ramen för museal verksamhet. 100 tjänstemän fick en enkät med flera slutna och öppna svarsalternativ som bearbetades kvantitativt och kvalitativt. Resultaten visar att den övervägande delen av respondenterna instämmer i att det mörka kulturarvet förknippas med (1) krig, konflikter och oroligheter, (2) epidemier, sjukdomar och pester samt (3) svält, hårt liv och lidande. Det förefaller inte vara lika tydligt att gravstenar, begravningsfält, kyrkogårdar och katastrofer hör hit. Det mörka kulturarvet har en betydelse för att få en nyanserad och helhetlig bild av historien. Det ger förståelse för samhället i ett dåtida och nutida perspektiv. Några betonar också att det är viktigt för att vi inte ska glömma det obehagliga, traumatiska och hemska. Kulturmiljövården som grundas i olika typer av källor förmedlar kunskap genom berättelser, film, utställningar, föredrag, rapporter och skrifter. Den övervägande delen av respondenterna anser att det förgångna återges på ett objektivt och neutralt sätt men en del betonar att dåtiden skönmålas. Endast ett fåtal menar att dåtiden mörkas/dramatiseras.

  • 6099.
    Thorell, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Lärande, Profession och Samhällsutveckling.
    Diskurs, kulturvärden och mörk turism2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Mörk turism handlar om resande till destinationer med attraktioner, platser och utställningar som förknippas med döden. Det anknyter också till krigsturism kretsat kring besöksmål där museum om konflikter och oroligheter är centrala. Med andra ord handlar det om att besöka negativt laddade kulturvärden med anknytning till politisk-geografiska dimensioner.

    I de flesta stater finns en historia som vittnar om konflikter, oroligheter och strider. Denna rapport belyser på vilket sätt detta arv levandegörs idag för turister, dagsbesökare och historieintresserade individer. Vidare problematiseras värderelaterade och etiska aspekter kopplat till dessa utställande verksamheter. Texten ger också exempel på konkreta besöksmål i olika delar av världen med fokus mot Sverige. Härtill kommer att diskursanalytiska aspekter kopplat till frågan om hur det mörka kulturarvet förmedlas lyfts fram. I detta sammanhang utvecklas frågan om hur konflikter speglas och vilka dimensioner av det förgångna som levandegörs.

    En sammanfattande konklusion är att det militära kulturarvet har såväl positivt som negativt och neutralt laddade värden. Hur levandegörandet av det militära kulturarvet förhåller sig till etiska dimensioner avgörs av vilket teoretiskt perspektiv diskussionen tar sin utgångspunkt i.

    Det argumenteras för att diskursanalys kan användas som redskap för att förstå hur makt formar det kulturarv som vi tar del av och hur sanningar konstrueras. Sådana analyser av kulturarv bidrar med förståelse för att det inte är något objektivt och neutralt. Arvet skildras utifrån en specifik kulturell kontext. 

  • 6100.
    Thorell, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Contexts and Cultural Boundaries (KK). Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi, Göteborgs universitet.
    Ett praktiskt exempel på lokala åtgärdsplaner2011In: Naturvårdskedjan: för en effektivare naturvård / [ed] Almstedt Jansson, M., Ebenhard, T. & De Jong, J., Uppsala: Centrum för biologisk mångfald , 2011, p. 108-109Chapter in book (Refereed)
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