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Lugnet, J., Ericson, Å. & Wenngren, J. (2019). Innovation supports for small-scale development in rural regions: A Create, Build, Test & Learn approach. International Journal of Product Development
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Product Development, ISSN 1477-9056, E-ISSN 1741-8178Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Small and medium sized firms’ businesses in rural regions typically address a home market and the delivery of niched products. This makes them exposed to business downturns, innovation is thus one way to survive and prosper. Small-scale product development is typically very hands-on, a sort of trial and error process. This experimental way is in favour for the implementation of innovation processes, but one challenge is the limited resources that firms can, or are willing to, spend on innovative work. A challenge is that procedures for organisational learning are lacking in the straightforward approach. The article describes the background and rationale for supporting small-scale manufacturing by introducing a support toolbox for early product development work. The support toolbox’s rationale is built upon learning cycles and communicative prototyping which may enhance innovation process capabilities.

Keywords
Engineering design, Creative concept development, Design thinking, SME, Small-scale manufacturing, Small-scale development, innovation, early product development, learning
National Category
Information Systems Design Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73995 (URN)
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet—project (I3) from the EU program INTERREG North 2014-2020TARGET, Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative from the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020
Funder
Interreg Nord
Available from: 2019-05-20 Created: 2019-05-20 Last updated: 2019-05-20
Bergström, E., Lundgren, M. & Ericson, Å. (2019). Revisiting information security risk management challenges: a practice perspective. Information and Computer Security, 27(3), 358-372
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2019 (English)In: Information and Computer Security, ISSN 2056-4961, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 358-372Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The study aims to revisit six previously defined challenges in information security risk management to provide insights into new challenges based on current practices.

Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on an empirical study consisting of in-depth interviews with representatives from public sector organisations. The data were analysed by applying a practice-based view, i.e. the lens of knowing (or knowings). The results were validated by an expert panel.

Findings – Managerial and organisational concerns that go beyond a technical perspective have been . found, which affect the ongoing social build-up of knowledge in everyday information security work.

Research limitations/implications – The study has delimitation as it consists of data from four public sector organisations, i.e. statistical analyses have not been in focus, while implying a better understanding of what and why certain actions are practised in their security work.

Practical implications – The new challenges that have been identified offer a refined set of actionable advice to practitioners, which, for example, can support cost-efficient decisions and avoid unnecessary security trade-offs.

Originality/value – Information security is increasingly relevant for organisations, yet little is still known about how related risks are handled in practice. Recent studies have indicated a gap between the espoused and the actual actions. Insights from actual, situated enactment of practice can advise on process adaption and suggest more fit approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Asset valuation, Information security, Practice theory, Risk management
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75129 (URN)10.1108/ICS-09-2018-0106 (DOI)2-s2.0-85067021789 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-06-28 (svasva)

Available from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2019-06-28Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Wenngren, J., Lugnet, J., Kaartinen, H., Pieskä, S., Vähäsöyrinki, J., . . . Björk, E. (2018). Innovations & Industrial Internet. Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
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2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Innovations and Industrial Internet project was formed with partners from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and University of Tromsø, campus Narvik, Norway. The work has addressed an increase in small and medium sized enterprises’ competences of applying modern digital technology to benefit product- and service development in the region. Almost 40 companies have been keenly involved in the project’s activities, which have included, for example, case studies, demonstrations, workshops and seminars. The close academia and company collaborations has resulted in SMEs’ test and evaluation of new technologies, in turn leading to the implementation of new methods that were new to 16 of those companies.

The project collaborations have resulted in 9 products and services that were new to the companies. A number of cross-border collaborations among companies and universities across the program region have been finalized, for example a case on 3D printing and boat production which involved all partners competences. The cross-border added value does not only encompass the open accessible milieu bringing all partners expertise together to benefit SMEs in the region, but it also identified and mitigated barriers between knowledge domains, like the ones occurring in value chain collaborations where digital solutions often dissolve some aspects of a problem while simultaneously cause new ones.

The project has had a fairly good representation of females in leading positions since the project leader and one country’s leader are females, but also the female representation in activities has been good.

The project has been nominated to the Regio Stars Award 2017.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2018. p. 70
Series
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
Keywords
Regional support, SME, modern technologies, cross-boundary collaboration
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71655 (URN)978-91-7790-289-8 (ISBN)
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet
Funder
Interreg Nord, 383135
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-12-20Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Lugnet, J., Wenngren, J., Kaartinen, H., Pieskä, S., Deng Solvang, W. & Sziebig, G. (2018). Innovations & industrial internet: research for regional growth and competitiveness. In: SIMS 2018: Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Paper presented at 2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018), Cavan, Ireland. 16 – 18 April 2018. New York: IEEE
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2018 (English)In: SIMS 2018: Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, New York: IEEE, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Digitalization is a source for Industrial Internet, which solutions influence businesses and everyday life in many different ways. The digital transformation calls for understanding, not only about your customers, but also your whole organization. A digital business world opens up for seamless and borderless collaborations in product, service and production development, yet such a visionary future need both systematic and systemic changes in companies. As such open innovation approaches including participatory research studies could support regional growth and increase competitiveness among SMEs. This article describes how these issues have been managed in a transnational project for the Northern Nordics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE, 2018
Keywords
digital manufacturing; product and service development; production; automation; industry 4.0; digitalization
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Information Systems
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67790 (URN)10.1109/SIMS.2018.8355295 (DOI)000435139300007 ()2-s2.0-85049653373 (Scopus ID)978-1-5386-4437-9 (ISBN)
Conference
2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018), Cavan, Ireland. 16 – 18 April 2018
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet (I3)
Funder
Interreg Nord
Available from: 2018-02-28 Created: 2018-02-28 Last updated: 2018-08-10Bibliographically approved
Frishammar, J. & Ericson, Å. (2018). Introduction: Addressing societal challenges. In: Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson (Ed.), Addressing Societal Challenges: (pp. 1-6). Luleå: Luleå University of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Addressing societal challenges
2018 (English)In: Addressing Societal Challenges / [ed] Editors Johan Frishammar Åsa Ericson, Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018, p. 1-6Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As an area of excellence in research and innovation, EffectiveInnovation & Organization (EIO) at Luleå University ofTechnology (LTU) represents an important initiative aimedat addressing societal challenges by combining engineeringand social science research. EIO enables the pooling of resourcesfrom various scientific disciplines to address manyof the societal challenges Sweden is currently facing. Thisbook is one result from such pooling of disciplines, resourcesand cross-disciplinary discussions. Here, some leading EIOresearchers have jointly analysed and reflected upon fivekey societal challenges to identify some of their implicationsand future pathways for research at LTU. All of these challengesspan multiple scientific domains, and competence ininnovation and organisation will be critical if they are to beaddressed effectively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2018
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67996 (URN)978-91-7790-061-0 (ISBN)978-91-7790-073-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-19 Created: 2018-03-19 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Wenngren, J. & Ericson, Å. (2018). Konfrontera dina antaganden och kom på något nytt. Sinus (3), 7-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Konfrontera dina antaganden och kom på något nytt
2018 (Swedish)In: Sinus, no 3, p. 7-8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges Kart- & Mättekniska Förening, 2018
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71634 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2019-04-08Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Lugnet, J., Wenngren, J. & Kaartinen, H. (2018). Online innovation supports. In: SIMS 2018: Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Paper presented at 2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018), Cavan, Ireland, 16 – 18 April 2018. New York: IEEE
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2018 (English)In: SIMS 2018: Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, New York: IEEE, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Starting from interactions with SMEs from a number of different areas, this short paper addresses the challenges of turning hands-on practice into an online supports tool for innovation. The SMEs are found in the North of Finland and the North of Sweden, thus already facing challenges related to the sparsely populated areas. Yet, digitalization and online support may become one way to bridge distances as well as filling knowledge gaps between different domains. Nevertheless, the suggestion to transform practical know-how into an online tool that can be globally accessed and used is non-trivial. Thus, problematizing such ideas could progress these efforts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE, 2018
Keywords
online support; cross-disciplinary; early development; challenges; small-scale innovation
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67789 (URN)10.1109/SIMS.2018.8355300 (DOI)000435139300012 ()2-s2.0-85049654079 (Scopus ID)978-1-5386-4437-9 (ISBN)
Conference
2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS 2018), Cavan, Ireland, 16 – 18 April 2018
Projects
TARGET, Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative
Available from: 2018-02-28 Created: 2018-02-28 Last updated: 2018-08-10Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å., Lugnet, J. & Wenngren, J. (2017). Engineering design research methodologies in Product-Service Systems: when the complex gets tough. In: Kim H.,Kokkolaras M.,Fadel G.,Van der Loos M.,Skec S.,Oehmen J.,Maier A.M.,Salustri F. (Ed.), The 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17): 21-25 August 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada : proceedings of ICED17. Paper presented at 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vancouver, 21-25 August 2017 (pp. 351-258). The Design Society, 3
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2017 (English)In: The 21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17): 21-25 August 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada : proceedings of ICED17 / [ed] Kim H.,Kokkolaras M.,Fadel G.,Van der Loos M.,Skec S.,Oehmen J.,Maier A.M.,Salustri F., The Design Society, 2017, Vol. 3, p. 351-258Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The research field of Product-Service Systems (PSS) emerged within the engineering design field to address sustainability and radically lower environmental impact from production and product use stages. PSS research has progressed insights of the industrial phenomena, but are often grounded in either product or service development, and the sustainability perspective had diminished over time. The deviation from what was intended might depend on research methodologies that do not meet the requirements of PSS multidisciplinary research. Some reflections of our research and craftsmanship are thus needed, which is also the purpose of this paper. PSS are used in the paper as a framework to highlight some of the facets of engineering design research activities. The paper suggests that multidisciplinary research has to manage different methodologies and different theories, this can be achieved if underlying assumptions are made transparent and if contradictions between those and the conclusions are discussed. Finally, the paper make an effort to encourage discussions about research methodologies to improve not only research but also implementation in industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Design Society, 2017
Series
Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334
Keywords
Product-service systems (PSS), Multi- / Cross- / Trans-disciplinary processes, Research methodologies and methods, research philosophy, theoretical baseline
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63282 (URN)2-s2.0-85029800924 (Scopus ID)
Conference
21th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vancouver, 21-25 August 2017
Projects
CiirSustainable Product-Service systems financed by Effective Innovation and Organization
Available from: 2017-05-09 Created: 2017-05-09 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Ericson, Å. & Holmqvist, J. (2016). Advanced engineering: How to sustain the ability for innovation operations (ed.). In: (Ed.), Y. Wang; T. Yu; J.O. Strandhagen; K. Wang (Ed.), Advanced Manufacturing and Automation V: . Paper presented at International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation : 22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015 (pp. 304-311). Southhampton: WIT Press
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2016 (English)In: Advanced Manufacturing and Automation V / [ed] Y. Wang; T. Yu; J.O. Strandhagen; K. Wang, Southhampton: WIT Press, 2016, p. 304-311Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Southhampton: WIT Press, 2016
Series
W I T Transactions on Engineering Sciences, ISSN 1746-4471 ; 113
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Product Innovation; Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37286 (URN)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (Local ID)978-1-78466-169-4 (ISBN)978-1-78466-170-0 (ISBN)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (Archive number)b438e361-1616-4af1-95cc-26e41dedb9b2 (OAI)
Conference
International Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation : 22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015
Projects
Innovations & Industrial Internet, Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20160125 (kribac)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-04-04Bibliographically approved
Moore, J., Loughran, A., McCusker, E., Solvang, W. D., Sziebig, G., Yu, H., . . . Kaartinen, H. (2016). Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies. In: 2016 International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS): . Paper presented at International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), Narvik, Norway, 21 Jun - 24 Jun 2016 (pp. 101-104). New york: IEEE
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2016 (English)In: 2016 International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), New york: IEEE, 2016, p. 101-104Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

TARGET is a collaborative project involving a partnership of universities and institutes of higher education in UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The project will develop tools to enhance capacity in regional manufacturing companies to adapt and embrace new technologies and innovation. This is to be done in collaboration with small/medium sized manufacturing engineering companies - developing, applying and piloting the tools through individual companies' processes. The Toolbox developed will consist of subsets such as Digital manufacturing (robotics and simulation), New Ideas and Thinking (human centred and environmental thinking, competitiveness), Business Models and modern Product Innovation. On completion of the Project, the Toolbox of supports will be made available for use through open access to manufacturing companies. The initial project phase with development of a Toolbox suitable for use in all the project partners' regions is presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New york: IEEE, 2016
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62647 (URN)10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802907 (DOI)000392289100016 ()2-s2.0-85010953513 (Scopus ID)978-1-5090-3074-3 (ISBN)
Conference
International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), Narvik, Norway, 21 Jun - 24 Jun 2016
Available from: 2017-03-23 Created: 2017-03-23 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
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