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Axelsson, K. & Westerberg, M. (2018). Entrepreneurship in teacher education: Conceptualisation and tensions. In: Ulla Hytti, Robert Blackburn & Eddy Laveren (Ed.), Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 123-145). cheshire: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurship in teacher education: Conceptualisation and tensions
2018 (English)In: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research / [ed] Ulla Hytti, Robert Blackburn & Eddy Laveren, cheshire: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 123-145Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
cheshire: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Keywords
Entrepreneurship Teacher education, Case study
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72354 (URN)10.4337/9781788972307 (DOI)978 1 78897 229 1 (ISBN)978 1 78897 230 7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2018-12-21
Larsson, A., Westerberg, M., Karlqvist, L. & Gard, G. (2018). Teamwork and Safety Climate in home care: a mixed method study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(11), Article ID 2495.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teamwork and Safety Climate in home care: a mixed method study
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 15, no 11, article id 2495Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A rapidly changing homecare service sector implies difficulties to control safety and health risks for staff and to guarantee standardised deliveries of services to recipients. This study aimed to describe staff perceptions of safety climate and practices in homecare service teams, and suggestions for improvements. A second aim was to identify if and how the appraisals of safety climate were related to individual perceptions of safety, mental strain and adverse events/injury. A convergent parallel mixed methods design was used. Nursing assistants and care aides (133 in total, representing 11 work teams) in the north of Sweden replied to a survey and participated in focus group interviews. Results were analysed with ANOVA (inter-team differences) and by qualitative content analysis. Significant diversity was identified between the teams in five of seven dimensions of safety climate. Important areas for improvement were: a need to define and agree on criteria for a safe working environment; leadership prioritising safety at work; and management able to provide trust, support and time. A prerequisite for these agreements was improved authority and communication between all parties involved. The safety climate dimensions were related to personal perceptions of safety and mental strain and, partly, to adverse events/injuries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel, Switzerland: MDPI, 2018
Keywords
health services research; risk management; safety climate; teamwork; quality improvement; mental strain; injury
National Category
Physiotherapy Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Physiotherapy; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71431 (URN)10.3390/ijerph15112495 (DOI)30413052 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85056383384 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-11-15 (johcin)

Available from: 2018-11-05 Created: 2018-11-05 Last updated: 2019-03-14Bibliographically approved
Bergmark, U., Ekberg, N., Leonardson, J., Westerberg, M. & Westman, S. (2017). Developing teachers for the 21st century by focusing on professional competences. In: : . Paper presented at 45th Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA 2017), Copenhagen, 23-25 March 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing teachers for the 21st century by focusing on professional competences
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Pedagogical Work Didactics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Education; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62978 (URN)
Conference
45th Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA 2017), Copenhagen, 23-25 March 2017
Available from: 2017-04-10 Created: 2017-04-10 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved
Hoppe, M., Westerberg, M. & Leffler, E. (2017). Educational approaches to entrepreneurship in higher education: A view from the Swedish horizon. Education + Training, 59(7/8), 751-767
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educational approaches to entrepreneurship in higher education: A view from the Swedish horizon
2017 (English)In: Education + Training, ISSN 0040-0912, E-ISSN 1758-6127, Vol. 59, no 7/8, p. 751-767Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present and develop models of educational approaches to entrepreneurship that can provide complementary analytical structures to better study, enact and reflect upon the role of entrepreneurship in higher education.

Design/methodology/approach

A general framework for entrepreneurship education is developed by using theory as well as practical experiences from the fields of business, engineering and pedagogy. The paper is mainly conceptual where the unfolding Swedish practice is used as contextual backdrop.

Findings

The FOR/IN/THROUGH/ABOUT (FITA) taxonomy is presented and used to develop three models of how to approach entrepreneurship in higher education depending on purpose. As there exists a didactical divide between entrepreneurial education for business and entrepreneurial approach to teaching and learning, educators and researchers ought to let their specific context influence the adoption of the taxonomy as well as the presented models.

Research limitations/implications

The differentiations suggested by the presented models can be used to both structure the designs and limit claims of future research. More heuristic research is called for.

Practical implications

The use of FITA in the designing of entrepreneurship education offers new opportunities for enhancing complementary student learning in higher education.

Social implications

The study suggests that any political or scholarly initiative must acknowledge the diversity of entrepreneurship education and chose different approaches depending on what is to be achieved.

Originality/value

The multidisciplinary approach has made it possible to present and create models that denote a common ground for a productive discussion on how to better understand and make use of entrepreneurship in higher education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65006 (URN)10.1108/ET-12-2016-0177 (DOI)000406795200008 ()2-s2.0-85026447547 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-08-10 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2017-08-10 Created: 2017-08-10 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Parida, V., Pesämaa, O., Wincent, J. & Westerberg, M. (2017). Network Capability, Innovativeness, and Performance: A Multidimensional Extension for Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 29(1-2), 94-115
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Network Capability, Innovativeness, and Performance: A Multidimensional Extension for Entrepreneurship
2017 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 29, no 1-2, p. 94-115Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Small- and start-up firms in the high-tech industry usually engage in networking to overcome resource, knowledge, and competence constraints in creative, innovation-based competition. Quite often, however, network relationships fail due to lack of network capability (NC), defined as the ability to manage and gain benefits from external relationships. In the present study, we propose and examine an updated five-dimension NC construct and test its effect on innovativeness and performance. Two independent high-tech samples of small firms and start-ups support measurement properties of the proposed NC construct and suggest that the often-overlooked dimension in NC research of network relationship building is important to include in a complete NC construct. Doing so can help explain organizational innovativeness and effects on the customer, sales, and innovation performance more effectively. As a result, we find support for the proposed NC scale and the importance of network capabilities for small companies and start-ups to remain competitive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Network capability, innovativeness, sales performance, innovation performance, customer performance
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59597 (URN)10.1080/08985626.2016.1255434 (DOI)000393817400006 ()2-s2.0-84996483995 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-01-17 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-10-10 Created: 2016-10-10 Last updated: 2018-12-14Bibliographically approved
Hoppe, M., Westerberg, M. & Leffler, E. (2016). Entreprenörskap och entreprenöriellt lärande (ed.). In: (Ed.), Thomas Hansson (Ed.), Pedagogik för högskolelärare: (pp. 311-334). Paper presented at . Möklinta: Gidlunds bokförlag i Hedemora
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entreprenörskap och entreprenöriellt lärande
2016 (Swedish)In: Pedagogik för högskolelärare, Möklinta: Gidlunds bokförlag i Hedemora , 2016, p. 311-334Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Möklinta: Gidlunds bokförlag i Hedemora, 2016
Keywords
Social sciences - Education, Entreprenörskap, Entreprenöriellt lärande, Högre utbildning, Socialvetenskap - Pedagogik
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Effective innovation and organisation (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20424 (URN)4e0cd9c6-cd33-4672-a8de-347c40c48c31 (Local ID)9789178449378 (ISBN)4e0cd9c6-cd33-4672-a8de-347c40c48c31 (Archive number)4e0cd9c6-cd33-4672-a8de-347c40c48c31 (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2016; 20160616 (matswe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Dal, M., Elo, J., Leffler, E., Svedberg, G. & Westerberg, M. (2016). Research on pedagogical entrepreneurship: a literature review based on studies from Finland, Iceland and Sweden. (ed.). Paper presented at . Education Inquiry, 7(2), 159-182
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2016 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, E-ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 159-182Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Strategies for entrepreneurship in the educational system are present not only in the Nordic countries, but also in the majority of other Western countries. Linked to these strategies different research efforts have been made. Although the research efforts have a common origin in supranational policies on entrepreneurship, there has been little research analysing the similarities and differences in how the topic is addressed by researchers in different countries. Being able to relate to both the policy and the available research in a nuanced way is important especially in the context of teacher education. The purpose of this article is to review the most recent research in pedagogical entrepreneurship from three countries: Finland, Iceland and Sweden. The aim is to discover whether the common phenomena of entrepreneurship in an educational context are approached differently in these three countries. The review of 21 articles in all, covering aim, method, concepts, references and results, draws a rather fragmented picture of the research. The main results are that the reviewed research was mostly qualitative and covered the entire spectrum from theoretical research to practice-oriented research. A variety of concepts were used. The analysis of the use of references uncovered a need to be more aware of including research from neighbouring regions. The research field seems to be quite lively and is still developing. However, it would benefit from a better dialogue between researchers in order to strengthen the contribution of Nordic research on pedagogical entrepreneurship.

Keywords
Social sciences - Education, literature review, pedagogical entrepreneurship, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Socialvetenskap - Pedagogik
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Effective innovation and organisation (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6594 (URN)10.3402/edui.v7.30036 (DOI)4d7ef3f8-cc4e-4817-aad8-fb7455d6c8dd (Local ID)4d7ef3f8-cc4e-4817-aad8-fb7455d6c8dd (Archive number)4d7ef3f8-cc4e-4817-aad8-fb7455d6c8dd (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 20160615 (matswe)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Tidåsen, C., Westerberg, M., Palmér, H., Leonardson, J., Karlsson, L., Lindh, I., . . . Kivimäki, K. (2015). Studying Entrepreneurial Learning in a Primary School Setting in Sweden (ed.). Paper presented at 3E Conference - ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference : 23/04/2015 - 24/04/2015. Paper presented at 3E Conference - ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference : 23/04/2015 - 24/04/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Studying Entrepreneurial Learning in a Primary School Setting in Sweden
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Pedagogy
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34309 (URN)87ab631e-1f26-4620-866b-b723b39a125f (Local ID)87ab631e-1f26-4620-866b-b723b39a125f (Archive number)87ab631e-1f26-4620-866b-b723b39a125f (OAI)
Conference
3E Conference - ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference : 23/04/2015 - 24/04/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20150609 (joaleo)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Morant, A., Westerberg, M. & Larsson-Kråik, P.-O. (2014). Knowledge management in a railway network: The case of signalling systems (ed.). In: (Ed.), J. Pombo (Ed.), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: research, development and maintenance ; 8 - 11 April 2014, Ajaccio, Corsica, France. Paper presented at International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance : 08/04/2014 - 11/04/2014. Kippen: Civil-Comp Press, Article ID 274.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge management in a railway network: The case of signalling systems
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: research, development and maintenance ; 8 - 11 April 2014, Ajaccio, Corsica, France / [ed] J. Pombo, Kippen: Civil-Comp Press , 2014, article id 274Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The railway network is a complex system with several technologies and a multitude of stakeholders working together to solve problems created by the increasing demands on capacity, speed and mobility for the transportation of goods and passengers. However, the presence of many different stakeholders complicates knowledge management and transfer. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the potential for improving inter-organisational knowledge management in the maintenance of railway signalling systems and make concrete suggestions for improvements. Even if information logistics processes can disseminate explicit knowledge on the maintenance of railway signalling systems, they cannot handle the tacit knowledge transfer that often is crucial. The study finds considerable potential for improving the knowledge management process. It suggests possible measures and makes suggestions for future studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kippen: Civil-Comp Press, 2014
National Category
Other Civil Engineering Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32605 (URN)10.4203/ccp.104.274 (DOI)727c1689-8792-485f-a04a-78adf343f8e1 (Local ID)9781905088591 (ISBN)727c1689-8792-485f-a04a-78adf343f8e1 (Archive number)727c1689-8792-485f-a04a-78adf343f8e1 (OAI)
Conference
International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance : 08/04/2014 - 11/04/2014
Note
Godkänd; 2014; 20140422 (ampmor)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Lindqvist, A.-K., Mikaelsson, K., Westerberg, M., Gard, G. & Kostenius, C. (2014). Moving From Idea to Action: Promoting Physical Activity by Empowering Adolescents (ed.). Paper presented at . Health Promotion Practice, 15(6), 812-818
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moving From Idea to Action: Promoting Physical Activity by Empowering Adolescents
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2014 (English)In: Health Promotion Practice, ISSN 1524-8399, E-ISSN 1552-6372, Vol. 15, no 6, p. 812-818Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Physical activity provides fundamental health benefits for children and youth. The aim of the study was to explore the possibility of conducting an empowerment-inspired intervention and examine the impact of the intervention in promoting moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among adolescents. Method. A nonrandomized trial with a concurrent control group was carried out. Physical activity data were collected before and after the intervention with daily questions by short message service. Self-efficacy, social support, and attitude were also measured before and after the intervention since they were possible mediators. Results. The intervention was created by the students, the researchers, and the teachers using an empowerment-based approach. Students in the intervention group (n = 21) increased their MVPA on average by 4.9 (SD = 28.9) minutes per day, and students in the control group (n = 25) reduced their MVPA on average by 25.4 (SD = 23.0) minutes per day (p = .000). Conclusions. The intervention might have contributed to a promotion of physical activity among students in the intervention group. The most valuable contribution this study provides is the knowledge that it is possible to develop and conduct an empowerment-inspired intervention to promote adolescent physical activity.

National Category
Physiotherapy Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Other Health Sciences
Research subject
Physiotherapy; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3811 (URN)10.1177/1524839914535777 (DOI)24879445 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84910051493 (Scopus ID)1a650027-88c8-4d3a-a968-daf5bb7da38f (Local ID)1a650027-88c8-4d3a-a968-daf5bb7da38f (Archive number)1a650027-88c8-4d3a-a968-daf5bb7da38f (OAI)
Projects
ArctiChildren InNet
Note
Validerad; 2014; 20140602 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
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Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5464-9292

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