Ändra sökning
Avgränsa sökresultatet
2345678 201 - 250 av 1468
RefereraExporteraLänk till träfflistan
Permanent länk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Träffar per sida
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sortering
  • Standard (Relevans)
  • Författare A-Ö
  • Författare Ö-A
  • Titel A-Ö
  • Titel Ö-A
  • Publikationstyp A-Ö
  • Publikationstyp Ö-A
  • Äldst först
  • Nyast först
  • Skapad (Äldst först)
  • Skapad (Nyast först)
  • Senast uppdaterad (Äldst först)
  • Senast uppdaterad (Nyast först)
  • Disputationsdatum (tidigaste först)
  • Disputationsdatum (senaste först)
  • Standard (Relevans)
  • Författare A-Ö
  • Författare Ö-A
  • Titel A-Ö
  • Titel Ö-A
  • Publikationstyp A-Ö
  • Publikationstyp Ö-A
  • Äldst först
  • Nyast först
  • Skapad (Äldst först)
  • Skapad (Nyast först)
  • Senast uppdaterad (Äldst först)
  • Senast uppdaterad (Nyast först)
  • Disputationsdatum (tidigaste först)
  • Disputationsdatum (senaste först)
Markera
Maxantalet träffar du kan exportera från sökgränssnittet är 250. Vid större uttag använd dig av utsökningar.
  • 201.
    Chronéer, Diana
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Have process industries shifted their centre of gravity during the 90s?2003Ingår i: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877, Vol. 7, nr 1, s. 95-129Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Product development is often seen as a main tool for competitiveness in organizations. In process industries, like steel and paper, process and product development are seen as an integrated part. Product development has often been the result of a process development. Heavy investments and costly production give process a priority role in product development. The role of customers and suppliers in development work has increased for process-based companies. This change will have implication on how to organize and manage development in the traditional upstream companies. Therefore, this article presents results that show some of the implications of the changed situation for Swedish process-based companies. The article also emphasizes that there are indications of a shift of traditional upstream companies' centre of gravity due to the changed perspective in development work, towards customer focus.

  • 202.
    Chronéer, Diana
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Managing new product development in process industry2003Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 203.
    Chronéer, Diana
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Product development in process industry: changes and consequences2005Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis addresses the issue of product development in Process Industry, and it is presented in the form of six appended papers together with an extended summary. Product development in Process Industry is not widely researched upon, and even less in the Swedish process Industry. For these reasons, the focus of this thesis is specifically on product development in Swedish Process Industry and on some of the consequences of a changed perspective in product development work in Process Industry. The selected research strategy has been a combination of exploratory interviews and a survey. The main academic contribution of the research is the elaboration of some of the implications of a changed perspective in development work for Swedish process industries. One contribution is that an analysis of the entire supply chain for a process-based company and its actors can facilitate this change towards a more product-focused development. Further, this thesis shows that the two disciplines; Management of Technology and Supply Chain Management can together emphasise some of the aspects that must be highlighted in order to understand and create effective product development in Process Industry. The main managerial implication of the research is the investigation of a changed perspective for Swedish process-based companies and the implications of such a change. Development managers can facilitate the change towards a more product-oriented focus in development projects by thoroughly view and analyse product development work as a process in the supply chain. Sources of innovation and key actors can be both suppliers (of machine equipment or raw material) and customers (customers and/or end- customers). However, an analysis of vital sources of innovation can require changes in both organization and means to cooperate).

  • 204.
    Chronéer, Diana
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    The impact of supply chain information and networking on product development in Swedish process industry2005Ingår i: International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, ISSN 1742-7967, E-ISSN 1742-7975, Vol. 1, nr 2/3, s. 127-148Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper will test the hypothesis that upstream companies in process industries that have changed their strategy to encompass a customer/product focus during the 1990s have also invested in and use some type of information systematisation (e.g. databases) in development. If there has been a change of strategy, then this should imply a need of changing information into development projects through networks. An increased awareness of supply chain information might support and facilitate a change of development perspective. An interesting finding in the paper is the tendency for upstream companies, compared to downstream companies, to be more interested in working in networks to acquire new competences in development projects. This can be since the information needed in projects has changed, thereby increasing the need for upstream companies to find suitable partners when it concerns both suppliers and customers, but also with other actors who can give the needed information. Today, the dilemma for process industries is that much development work requires personal contacts with customers without having suitable information technologies that support that linkage. Therefore, to reach a market-oriented perspective in development, management should, early in the process of strategy change, emphasise evaluation of needed networks and IT systems to make the development process more efficient.

  • 205.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik, Datavetenskap.
    Backlund, Fredrik
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    A Holistic View on Learning in Project-Based Organizations2015Ingår i: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 46, nr 3, s. 61-74Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Although researchers have over the years highlighted the importance of managing and supporting learning in project-based settings, it still seems to be problematic. New project management capabilities are needed, such as systems thinking, which will allow project-based organizations to better cope with learning in the organizations. This article explores how Swedish project-based organizations within an engineering and construction context manage and support learning activities today and discusses, with the support of process management literature, how an “organizational-wide project learning process” could improve the prerequisites for learning in project-based organizations. Our findings from three project-based organizations indicate a lack of a holistic perspective on project learning. A conceptual model is proposed, with the aim of validating and promoting process thinking by introducing, for example, new roles responsible for intra- and inter-project learning, respectively.

  • 206.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Bergquist, Bjarne
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Managerial complexity of R&D projects in process industry: a Swedish study2012Ingår i: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 43, nr 2, s. 21-36Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Process industries often have features that differ from other businesses, such as round-the-clock production and costly and specialized production processes—features that have not been dealt with in the project management literature. We highlight and identify the complexity of R&D projects in the Swedish process industry and its interrelated process development and product development activities based on results from interviews and a case study. The different competence areas in which a project manager must integrate and manage R&D projects is illustrated. We conclude that a project manager needs both production and product-related competence, including customers' processes

  • 207.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Bergvall-Kåreborn, Birgitta
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Innovation och Design.
    Styvén, Maria Ek
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Engström, Anne
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Johansson, Jeaneth
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Malmström, Malin
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Born global in a heartbeat2009Ingår i: Proceedings of the XX ISPIM Conference, Vienna, Austria, 21-24 June 2009 / [ed] K.R.E. Huizingh; S. Conn; M. Torkkeli; I. Bitran, 2009Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to enhance the knowledge of business model development in the mobile service sector by exploring the underlying components of a business model for organizations within that industry. By drawing from business model literature combined with findings from a longitudinal case study of an iPhone application, a conceptual business model for mobile services was developed. Proposed model extends earlier frameworks by adding contingency aspects and the view of core resources into a dynamic business model. Findings from the study highlight the importance for application developers to have an overall resource strategy in order to support the sustainability of their business models. This is particularly important due to the rapid pace of change in the industry and the technology.

  • 208.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Hörte, Sven-åke
    Communication in product development projects in steel and paper industry1998Ingår i: Pioneering new technologies: management issues and challenges in the third millennium : IEMC'98 proceedings, International Conference on Engineering and Technology Management / [ed] Lois S. Peters, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 1998, s. 302-307Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 209.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Hörte, Sven-åke
    Distributed engineering: organizational, managerial and engineering design issues1998Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 210.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Innovation och Design.
    Johansson, Jeaneth
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Malmström, Malin
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Business model management strategies: cognitive mapping of business model landscapes2013Ingår i: Nordic Academy of Management Conference, 2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 211.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik, Datavetenskap.
    Johansson, Jeaneth
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Malmström, Malin
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Business Model Management Typologies: Cognitive Mapping of Business Model Landscapes2015Ingår i: International Journal of Business and Management, ISSN 1833-3850, E-ISSN 1833-8119, Vol. 10, nr 3, s. 67-80Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Business model management is critical in the development of business models aimed to launch innovations and generate high venture performance. This study presents the use of personal construct theory and the repertory grid methodology, a new technique to explore central factors in entrepreneurs’ business model management. We identify typologies for business model management and underlying logics of these typologies.The study advances the business model literature in several ways. First it contributes with visualisation of entrepreneurs’ business model management and hence adds dimension of business model management. Second, theories and methods from cognitive psychology contribute to the literature with new knowledge on business model management. Repertory grid methodology, developed from Personal construct theory, enable identification of entrepreneurial cognitions of business models.Through 11 semi-structured interviews with serial entrepreneurs in the mobile service sector, this paper contributes with a framework that advances the business model literature by identifying business model management strategies and its defining features. Three categories are identified including six types of business model management strategies for navigating management of business models. The identified categories are: 1) “Comprehensive management” characterized by various levels of complexity, uncertainty, and variation, 2) “Risk management” characterized by various types of risks e.g. business, financial and social, and 3) “Resource management” characterized of various types of capital; e.g. financial, social, human, and innovation. The business model management typologies may assist entrepreneurs to reflect on their business model design and management. This study suggests that the repertory grid technique may be useful in understanding business model management.

  • 212.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Johansson, Jeaneth
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Perzon, Håkan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    A value creation processes in the engineering education: increasing the transparency2007Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper adds to the discussion of developing the competences of engineers and its consequences on requirements for engineering education, i.e. the question on how can sustainable values be created in the education of businesslike engineers. Four context related aspects affecting the learning boundary for future engineers is identified. These are: students' view of learning, lecturers' views of learning, real-life examples, and manifestation of course content representation by practitioners. An important hinder for generative learning is that students are not realizing that efforts supporting generative learning are an investment in their future career both for the development of capabilities that gain generative learning in following courses, and outcomes that is demanded in industry. It is argued that real managers are more trustful when telling students, what efforts are necessary in order to gains the knowledge needed for making the most suitable answers on their questions of "what" and "how"

  • 213.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Johansson, Jeaneth
    Perzon, Håkan
    Value creation in learning: experiences and outcomes from engineering education2009Ingår i: European continuing engineering education: Conceptualizing the lesson learned, Espoo: SEFI , 2009, s. 91-100Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 214.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Laurell-Stenlund, Kristina
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Byggkonstruktion och -produktion.
    Determinants of an effective product development process: towards a conceptual framework for process industry2006Ingår i: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877, Vol. 10, nr 3, s. 237-269Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Organisation and management of the product development process have been an issue in both academia and industry for over three decades. The literature on product development is growing, but Process Industry is often lacking in these discussions. Therefore, this paper focuses on linking the determinants of an effective product development process to Process Industry and the implication this may have on a traditionally very process-oriented industry by nature. Further, the paper organises the burgeoning product development literature into three main determinants: innovation type, technology strategy and organisational aspect. The selection of determinants to the conceptual framework, adjusting for Process Industry origins in previous written research material and our own empirical work of product development in Process Industry, is briefly presented at the beginning of the paper. Our literature review focuses on the product development process and builds the framework of our conceptual model detailing the elements of intra- and inter-firm processes in the product development process of the Process Industry. Our purpose is to give an increased understanding of the changed innovation pattern in Process Industry and its implication on activities concerning organisation and management of the product development process.

  • 215.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Laurell-Stenlund, Kristina
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Byggkonstruktion och -produktion.
    Organizational changes in product development in various process industries2001Ingår i: Proceedings: Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology : [Portland, Oregon, USA, July 29 - August 2, 2001] / [ed] Dundar F. Kocaoglu, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2001, Vol. 2, s. 589-98Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses organizational changes in development projects in various process industries due to new product development. What brings this change forward and what kinds of problems need to be solved for the companies so that they can carry out this change? What role does the strategic competence supply play in this organizational change in product development projects? Does an industry's tradition matter in this matter of change? The companies in the study are in various kinds of industries, from ore to dairy industries. The research is based on telephone and personal interviews. The purpose is to give implications of what kind of trend there is today in various industries and what impact this trend has on the organization of product development projects. It is indicated that process-oriented industries like ore, steel, and paper, are heading towards a more customer-oriented view in product development projects. The role of supplier and customer in product development projects has changed today and this influence the role of a product developer and competence requirement to projects.

  • 216.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Mirijamdotter, Anita
    Systems thinking benefits in supply change management: an illustration of the viable systems model in a supply chain2009Ingår i: International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, ISSN 1740-8865, E-ISSN 1740-8873, Vol. 6, nr 3/4, s. 227-248Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Existing product development models are solely an organisational matter. They do not take into consideration the whole supply chain and its different actors. We investigate in this paper how Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Viable System Model (VSM) can support and create an effective use of information in product development and hence identify critical linkages in the supply chain. The aim is to introduce VSM as a framework that enable an analysis of company's supply chains and visualize vital inter-organizational relationships that should be integrated in product development.

  • 217.
    Chronéer, Diana
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Segerstedt, Anders
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Planering och styrning av byggprojekt: Platschefers versioner2011Ingår i: PLANs Forsknings- och tillämpningskonferens 2011 – Logistik i praktisk tillämpning / [ed] Fredrik Persson; Martin Rudberg, Stockholm: Logistikföreningen Plan , 2011, s. 71-80Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Ett antal platschefer och arbetschefer i olika byggbolag har intervjuats. De har presenterat sina tankegångar och idéer om vad som är svårt och vad som är lätt i olika byggprojekt. Det som diskuterats är för och nackdelar med olika entreprenadformer, ackord, 3D-modellering, olika hjälpmedel som används, historisk kontra framtida utveckling m.m. Ett byggprojekt är ett logistiskt problem och utmaning, material skall in, men material skall oftast även ut och bort. Den inledande planeringen, val av byggmetod och arbetsplatsen organisering, var byggbaracker och materialupplag placeras är mycket viktig för att byggprojektet kan genomföras på ett effektivt sätt. Ett flertal andra konstateranden presenteras också.

  • 218.
    Coudounaris, Dafnis
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    An attitudinal factorial model explaining the export attitudes of managerial staff2012Ingår i: The Journal of Current Research in Global Business, ISSN 2167-5694, Vol. 15, nr 23, s. 76-100Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The attitudinal factorial model with positive and negative attitudes which is proposed in this study adds depth to the factorial models already existing in the literature, since it includes general export attitudes, export stimulation attitudes and attitudes on export barriers The synthesis of export attitudes in this study improves the structure of the model. There are numerous statistically significant differences among the segments of the model such as organizational parameters (sales turnover, organizational age and ownership), managerial parameters (manager travelled abroad, the education level and the knowledge of foreign languages) and businesses' capabilities (marketing, production, finance and R&D).

  • 219.
    Coudounaris, Dafnis
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Effective targeting of national export promotion programs for SMEs2012Ingår i: International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, ISSN 1479-3059, E-ISSN 1479-3067, Vol. 4, nr 3-4, s. 242-283Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to assess the effectiveness of forty two export promotion programs among forty six Cypriot export manufacturing SMEs. The two step method of evaluating the effectiveness of export promotion programs considers firstly, qualitative measures i.e., the level of awareness, adoption and usefulness of the export promotion programs, related to the organizational, the internationalization, and export performance parameters and secondly, quantitative measures i.e., the number of the significant differences of the above parameters. The most important categories of export promotion programs for modification are financial aspects of marketing, marketing mix, education and training, and market targeting. The proposed model shows that there exist positive relationships between the levels of usefulness and adoption, awareness and adoption, and usefulness and awareness, provided that there are significant differences among the sub-parameters i.e., firm’s size, product type, export distribution method, export regularity, and export profit intensity. The excess versus the lagging of satisfaction of users of export promotion programs, play an important role for motivating export managers for higher levels of export performance.

  • 220.
    Coudounaris, Dafnis
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Influences of managerial drivers on export sales units’ performance of SMEs2011Ingår i: Journal of Global Marketing, ISSN 0891-1762, E-ISSN 1528-6975, Vol. 24, nr 4, s. 324-344Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This report offers a contribution to the theories related to firms’ export performance. Job satisfaction and behavioral and outcome performance of export managers have received attention in export literature. However, the relationships between export managers’ rewards system and the level of export managers’ morale with export managers’ job satisfaction, behavioral and outcome performance, and export sales units’ performance of small and medium-size enterprises have not thoroughly been examined, tested, or validated. A new model is developed based on export managerial psychology theory, which integrates two constructs, the export managers’ rewards and level of morale, as critical variables affecting export performance. The research findings suggest that four connected relationships in a PLS model are positive, significant, and substantial. Particularly, managers’ financial and nonfinancial rewards influence managers’ level of morale, which in turn affects managers’ behavioral performance, and managers’ behavioral performance influences managers’ outcome performance, which, finally, affects firms’ export performance.

  • 221.
    Coudounaris, Dafnis
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    International and export behavior of firms: a critical review and empirical assessment2011Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The current thesis examines exporting as a leading discipline in International Business and sheds light into various exporting issues which have not been thoroughly investigated in the past. The thesis is divided into two parts. The first part includes two studies based on literature review, specifically on International Management and Exporting. The first study refers to a content analysis of publications in Management International Review while the second study deals with the content analysis of exporting literature. The second part of the thesis includes four distinctive surveys relating to exporting issues in various countries i.e. the UK, Cyprus, and Malta. The first survey deals with the export management attitudes related to managerial and organizational parameters, and businesses’ capabilities in the UK, while the second survey evaluates the effectiveness of export promotion programs on Cypriot firms’ export performance. The third survey deals with export sales management, particularly, the managerial drivers on Cypriot and Maltese firms’ export performance and finally, the fourth survey relates to the Cypriot importers’ perceptions on exporters’ unethical marketing behavior. The six papers contained in the thesis are separately discussed as follows. The first article presents a content analysis of publications in Management International Review for the fifteen-year period of 1993-2007. A total of 360 papers appearing in the journal during that period were analyzed to identify the key trends in the evolution of Management International Review. The five major themes addressed examine the nature of authorship, identify and rank the most prolific authors, evaluate the characteristics of the articles, recognize the most influential articles based on the number of citations they received, as well as uncover the specific thematic areas within the published articles. The study combines publishing productivity and citation analyses. The conclusions drawn from the study are presented along with some guidelines for future research. The main contribution/outcome of this paper linked to the current thesis, is that exporting is still a growing area of study with an increasing number of surveys dealing with aspects related to exporting and export behavior of a firm. The second article demonstrates that exporting has established itself as an important field of research within the overall international business discipline. This is an attempt to provide a bibliographic analysis showing how exporting has evolved over time. This article shows a content analysis of 821 export business-related papers published in 75 academic journals during the five-decade period of 1960-2007. The analysis focuses on five major areas: characteristics of authors involved in exporting research; major contributors of exporting publications based on their productivity; characteristics of manuscripts published on exporting; exporting articles with the greatest impact in the field; and specific themes that exporting research has covered over time. The major contribution of this paper to science is that exporting literature has experienced a phenomenal advancement, continuous refinement, improved quality and extensive topical coverage. The third article refers to export management attitudes and a mail survey was carried out based on a random stratified sample of 270 businesses from all industrial sectors located in Manchester (UK) producing 107 usable responses. The main contributions/outcomes of this paper to export management attitudes run as follows: a) The attitudinal factorial model with positive and negative attitudes which is proposed, adds depth to the factorial models already existing in the literature, since it includes positive attitudes (i.e. general export attitudes, and export stimulation attitudes) and negative attitudes (i.e. attitudes on export barriers); b) The synthesis of export attitudes improves the structure of the attitudinal factorial model; and c) UK chief executive officers and export promotion organizations, in order to achieve higher firm’s export performance, can alter the significant differences i.e. managerial parameters (manager travelling abroad, the education level and the knowledge of foreign languages) organizational parameters (sales turnover, organizational age and ownership), and businesses’ capabilities (marketing, production, finance and R&D). The fourth article aims to assess the effectiveness of forty-two export promotion programs among forty-six Cypriot export manufacturing SMEs. The survey is based on forty-six personal interviews of export managers and the questions of the semi-structured questionnaire have been verified using a pilot study of four in-depth interviews. The major contributions/outcomes of this paper to the effectiveness of export promotion programs refer to the following four issues: a) The development of a two-step method of evaluating the effectiveness of export promotion programs consisted of qualitative measures (i.e., the level of awareness, adoption and usefulness of the export promotion programs, related to the organizational, the internationalization, and export performance parameters) and quantitative measures (i.e., the number of the significant differences of the above parameters); b) The most important categories of export promotion programs for modification are financial aspects of marketing, marketing mix, education and training, and market targeting; c) The proposed model shows that there exist three positive relationships between the levels of usefulness and adoption, awareness and adoption, and usefulness and awareness, provided that there are significant differences among the sub-parameters i.e., firm’s size, product type, export distribution method, export regularity, and export profit intensity; and d) The excess versus the lagging in satisfaction of users of export promotion programs, play an important role for motivating export managers for higher levels of export performance. The fifth article relates to Export Sales Management. The survey is based on fifty-two personal interviews with export managers of Cypriot exporting SMEs and on fourteen responses to e-mail questionnaires sent to Maltese SMEs included in an online directory. The article offers a contribution to the theories related to firms' export performance. Job satisfaction and behavioral and outcome performance of export managers have indeed received attention in export literature. However, the relationship between the export managers’ rewards system and the level of export managers’ morale with export managers’ job satisfaction, behavioral and outcome performance, and export sales units’ performance of small and medium-size enterprises has not been thoroughly examined, tested, or validated. A new model is developed based on export managerial psychology theory, which integrates two constructs, the export managers’ rewards and the level of morale, as critical variables affecting export performance. In specific countries i.e. Cyprus and Malta, the research findings suggest that four connected relationships in a Partial Least Squares model are positive, significant, and substantial. Particularly, managers’ financial and nonfinancial rewards influence the managers’ level of morale, which in turn affects managers’ behavioral performance, and managers' behavioral performance influences managers’ outcome performance, which, finally, impacts on firms’ export performance. Finally, the sixth article focuses on the value drivers of the unethical marketing behavior of exporters, as seen from the perspective of their importers, and how this in turn affects the quality of their working relationship and performance. Based on a sample of 189 Cypriot importers, the study revealed that similarities in national, corporate, and personal values between importers and their foreign suppliers are negatively related to unethical marketing practices of the latter as perceived by the former, and vice versa. Perceived export marketing unethicality, in turn, negatively influences the exporter-importer relationship quality (as expressed in terms of cooperation, communication, trust and commitment), which subsequently has harmful effects on the performance of the relationship. Exporting firms which adopt unethical marketing behavior eventually reduce their export performance while at the same time there is a negative impact on importers’ performance. The findings of the study have important implications for import managers in terms of properly selecting and handling relationships with their foreign suppliers.

  • 222.
    Coudounaris, Dafnis
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle.
    Kvasova, Olga
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Leonidou, Leonidas
    Department of Public and Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Cyprus.
    Pitt, Leyland
    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.
    Nel, Deon
    Faculty of Business and Law, School of Management and Marketing, Deakin University, Melbourne.
    Fifteen good years: an analysis of publications in Management international review2009Ingår i: MIR: Management International Review, ISSN 0938-8249, E-ISSN 1861-8901, Vol. 49, nr 5, s. 671-684Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents a content analysis of Management International Review for the fifteen-year period 1993-2007. A total of 360 papers appearing in the journal during that period were analyzed to identify the key trends in the evolution of Management International Review. The five major themes addressed included an examination of the nature of authorship, an identification and ranking of the most prolific authors, an evaluation of the characteristics of the articles, recognition of the most influential articles based on the number of citations they received, and an uncovering of the specific thematic areas within the published articles.The study combines publishing productivity and citation analyses. The conclusions derived from the study are presented and some guidelines for future research provided.

  • 223.
    Coudounaris, Dafnis N.
    et al.
    Neapolis University Pafos.
    Leonidou, Leonidas C.
    University of Cyprus.
    Kvasova, Olga
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Christodoulides, Paul
    Cyprus University of Technology.
    Drivers and Outcomes of an Eco-Friendly Tourism Attitude and Behavior2016Ingår i: Thriving in a New World Economy: Proceedings of the 2012 World Marketing Congress/Cultural Perspectives in Marketing Conference / [ed] Kirk Plangger, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2016, s. 215-223Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article reports the findings of a study, conducted among 234 tourists who visited Cyprus, aiming to identify the drivers and outcomes of an eco-friendly attitude. Using structural equation modelling, it was confirmed that deontology, law obedience, and political action of tourists positively influence the adoption of an environmentally-friendly attitude. In turn, this was found to be conducive to an eco-friendly behavior which ultimately enhances his/her satisfaction. The study findings have important implications for business managers and public policymakers, while directions for future research are provided.

  • 224.
    Curry, Amanda
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Across the great divide: A literature review of management accounting and operations management at the shop floor2019Ingår i: Management Review Quarterly, ISSN 2198-1620, Vol. 69, nr 1, s. 75-119Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Management accounting’s ability to provide relevant information in production environments has long been discussed in the fields of management accounting (MA) and operations management (OM). Researchers from each field play a major part not only in disseminating their research results, but also in channelling their perceptions of management accounting in production environments through journal publications. The thesis of this paper is that via an examination of the paradigms, theories, and methods in the fields of MA and OM our understanding of the prevailing assumptions about management accounting in production environments in the academic community can be enhanced. The review shows a divide between the fields where the field of OM is oriented towards problem-solving, and the field of MA is more theory oriented. The review points out that the understanding of practice is a divider between the fields, but it also suggests that incorporation of practicing production members into research is a promising path forward. The paper then concludes that OM problematizes management accounting in production environments as a starting point for their research agenda and that both fields portrayal of management accounting in production environments need to be nuanced. There is a need to challenge the research expectations and to accept unconventional research methods to enhance knowledge about management accounting in production environments.

  • 225.
    Curry, Amanda
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Performance management in production environments: A review of management accounting and operations management literature2014Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 226.
    Curry, Amanda
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    The use of management accounting in the social interplay between management accountants and operations managers in mining production environments: a thesis proposal2014Rapport (Refereegranskat)
  • 227.
    Curry, Amanda
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Hersinger, Anders
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Nilsson, Kent
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Operations managers’ use of (ir)relevant management accounting information: A mixed-methods approach2019Ingår i: The Nordic Journal of Business, ISSN 2342-9003, E-ISSN 2342-9011, Vol. 68, nr 1, s. 5-33Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on the operations managers’ use of non-financial information in their operational work and examines whether this use increases their satisfaction with management accounting systems. Survey responses from 168 operations managers in a Swedish mining company unexpectedly demonstrate a positive relationship between operations managers’ use of traditional management accounting and management accounting system satisfaction. Our findings from a subsequent qualitative workshop in which operations managers participated suggest that trust in integrated systems is damaged by careless handling of input in such systems and interpretation difficulties caused by a lack of effective guidance from accountants. Operations managers perceive traditional management accounting as objective and appear to use it collectively as a basis for learning and improvement. Operations managers use traditional management accounting proactively with their teams, but simultaneously seek help from ‘business-oriented’ accountants to navigate in operational situations.

  • 228.
    Dabirian, Amir
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Diba, Hoda
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Tareh, Farzaneh
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Treen, Emily
    Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver.
    A 23-Year Bibliometric Study of the Journal of Food Products Marketing2016Ingår i: Journal of Food Products Marketing, ISSN 1045-4446, E-ISSN 1540-4102, Vol. 22, nr 5, s. 610-622Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents a statistical review of the Journal of Food Products Marketing publication for the past 23 years, from the journal’s inception in 1992 through to 2014. The intent of this article is to highlight the publication’s contribution to discourse within the global food industry. A total of 505 papers were analyzed through bibliometric techniques to identify the journal’s most significant findings and trends. An appropriate introduction of the journal’s nature and scope in the industry allowed for further analysis of research articles within the journal. From this analysis, five major themes emerged for further study, which include content, manuscript, citations and reference, authorship, and special editions

  • 229.
    Dabirian, Amir
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm.
    Kietzmann, Jan
    Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.
    Diba, Hoda
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    A great place to work!?: Understanding crowdsourced employer branding2017Ingår i: Business Horizons, ISSN 0007-6813, E-ISSN 1873-6068, Vol. 60, nr 2, s. 197-205Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The benefits provided by employment and identified with a specific employing company are referred to as employer branding. We argue that when employees use IT to share and access work-related experiences openly across organizations, their expectations and assessments of workplaces change. We collected 38,000 reviews of the highest and lowest ranked employers on Glassdoor, an online crowdsourced employer branding platform. Using IBM Watson to analyze the data, we identify seven employer branding value propositions that current, former, and potential employees care about when they collectively evaluate employers. These propositions include (1) social elements of work, (2) interesting and challenging work tasks, (3) the extent to which skills can be applied in meaningful ways, (4) opportunities for professional development, (5) economic issues tied to compensation, (6) the role of management, and (7) work/life balance. We clarify that these value propositions do not all matter to the same extent and demonstrate how their relative valences and weights differ across organizations, especially if institutions are considered particularly good or bad places to work. Based on these findings, we show how employers can use crowdsourced employer branding intelligence to become great places to work that attract highly qualified employees.

  • 230.
    Dahlin, Gunnar
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Process Maturity: A Component of Process Management2017Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    To be able to meet an increased competition through for instance globalization, and shorter product lifecycles, focus on performance control is central for organizations, where for instance processes and stakeholder orientation are central when continuously improving the operation of the organization.

    The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the knowledge of how process maturity can be linked to process management.

    The following research questions have been formulated: 

    • How does process theories relate to the integration of management systems? 
    • How are process theories used within the field of process maturity?
    • Which are the key elements in a process maturity model?

    Regarding the first research question a literature review was conducted in order to find out how organizations are working with integration of management systems. The main focus of this study was how integration of management systems relates to processes and stakeholder involvement.

    Secondly a literature review has been conducted on the concept of process maturity. The main aim was to find maturity models focusing on processes and process management, examine the structure of the maturity models used and explore how process management is described within different maturity models.

    Thirdly a conceptual model for measuring process maturity has been constructed. The content of this model has mainly been based on findings from the literature review conducted on articles on process maturity as well as a literature review of Process Management literature.

  • 231.
    Dahlin, Gunnar
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi. Uppsala Universitet.
    What can we learn from Process Maturity Models?Manuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Process Management is a popular management concept. There are several proposed models to assess process maturity.

    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to study how process maturity is described in literature.

    Methodology An extensive literature search has been carried out in Scopus using the search terms “process maturity” and “quality maturity”. Relevant articles found have been studied to see how work with Process Maturity is described.

    Findings Process maturity could be defined as the degree to which a process is defined, managed, measured, and continuously improved.

    Many maturity models consists of a five level scale.

    The aim of working with maturity is twofold, either to measure the level of maturity in order to compare with other processes or to identify areas of improvement.

    General effects of increased maturity are associated with better control of results, improved forecasting of goals, reduced costs, improved performance, and greater effectiveness.

    According to this study, process and Process Management are only addressed in a minority or the articles.

     

    Further research

    According to this study there are at least two areas indicating needs of further research. Firstly, the fundamentals of Process Management seem to be missing when describing the work with process maturity. The second area is related to identification of approaches and methods for improving Process Maturity, since improving maturity is often addressed as “what” to do, not “how” to do.

    Originality/value The paper provides new insights to process maturity.

  • 232.
    Dahlin, Gunnar
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi. Uppsala Universitet.
    Isaksson, Raine
    Uppsala Universitet.
    Customised process maturity measurement: conceptual models for improving organisational performance2016Ingår i: PMA 2016, 2016Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Process maturity models are widely written about in literature. Many of these maturity applications and models have their origin in the Capability Maturity Model (CMM). The model origins are in software engineering. Process maturity levels are not clearly defined in process management terms. It could be that some customisation is needed when maturity models are applied in different fields and that this customisation could benefit from process management theory. This paper proposes a customised process maturity model with the purpose of assessing the current level of performance while also demonstrating what needs to be done to improve maturity.

  • 233.
    Deleryd, Mats
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Garvare, Rickard
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Hellsten, Ulrika
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Klefsjö, Bengt
    Possibilities, obstacles and tools for implementing TQM in small and medium-sized enterprises1999Ingår i: Nordic school of quality management, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 1999, s. 160-168Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 234. Deleryd, Mats
    et al.
    Garvare, Rickard
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Klefsjö, Bengt
    Experiences of implementing statistical methods in small enterprises1999Ingår i: TQM Magazine, ISSN 0954-478X, E-ISSN 1758-6887, Vol. 11, nr 5, s. 341-350Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to stay competitive most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to make decisions and improve their processes in a more efficient way. To manufacturing companies this is crucial not the least within the design and production phases. This means that a deeper understanding of the concept of variation, identification of causes of variation, and handling of these causes are important factors within SMEs. This paper presents two studies of implementation of statistical methods. One is related to the use of process capability studies in Swedish industry. The other one is related to the use of design of experiments at two small enterprises within the high performance ceramic industry. From both the studies we find recommendations how to implement statistical technics in SMEs in order to increase the possibilities of success. (25 refs.)

  • 235.
    DesAutels, Philip
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Exploring the pleiotropic effects of technology on society or making social lemonade from technological lemons: six rules for marketers2011Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the 1960’s the customer has been at the focal point of business and the marketer’s job has been one of “identifying and meeting human and social needs” to create and deliver value to the customer. The result is that the marketer straddles the interface between technology and society, serving as both mediator and manager. In this research, I build towards a singular research goal; helping marketers understand the relationship between technology and society in a manner that provides them with the insight they need to deal effectively with the unintended consequences of technology. I begin this thesis by building the theoretical foundation needed to situate the five studies underlying this research. Next I introduce these studies in turn, outlining the question, methodology and results of each. Finally, I use the findings from these studies to address my original research question. This research topic is challenging because the world of technology and the social world are conflated. The terms ‘social’ and ‘technical’ are abstractions of a convoluted whole – society is embedded in technology and technology is embedded in society. To meet this challenge, I introduce and apply a new methodological approach for analyzing sociotechnical systems in the marketing domain. This approach has allowed me to answer the original research question on two levels ways. First, I developed a formal set of propositions to guide marketing researchers exploring the relationship between technology and society, and second I present marketing practitioners with six rules for dealing with the unexpected effects of socio-technical interactions, or more simply: six rules for making social lemonade from technological lemons. As this research shows, the inevitable unintended pleotropic consequences of technology’s impact on society and of society’s impact on technology create a constant flux of opportunity and risk and therefore represents a major challenge for marketers.

  • 236.
    DesAutels, Philip
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    UGIS: Understanding the nature of user-generated information systems2011Ingår i: Business Horizons, ISSN 0007-6813, E-ISSN 1873-6068, Vol. 54, nr 3, s. 185-192Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    People from around the world are bringing together a variety of information technologies-devices, services, applications, networks, and information-to create personal information systems. This emerging phenomenon is enabled by a convergence of inexpensive, powerful, and ubiquitous devices and applications connected through global networks, motivated by an open ideology and enacted by 'prosuming' users. This article examines the phenomenon of the user-generated information system (UGIS) to better understand its origins and thereby describe its nature. A formal definition of UGIS is developed, and its components described. A model of the ideological and technical forces that contribute to the changing role of the user as information system creator, and to the emergence of this capability and issues, is introduced. Implications for managers are discussed

  • 237.
    DesAutels, Philip
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Berthon, Pierre
    Bentley University, United States.
    The PC (polluting computer): forever a tragedy of the commons?2011Ingår i: Journal of strategic information systems, ISSN 0963-8687, E-ISSN 1873-1198, Vol. 20, nr 1, s. 113-122Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The portable computer or notebook has become an integral and even essential aspect of modern life. Year-in-year its price to the consumer falls while its performance grows, yet recent analysis suggests that pound-for-pound its environmental costs are amongst the highest of any product on the planet. In this paper we explore the market price of "sustainable" notebooks. Drawing on the framework of the ‘tragedy of the commons' we postulate that as manufacturers shift costs away from the commons to comply with sustainability standards, the cost to the consumer will inevitably rise. We test our hypothesis by comparing the prices of EPEAT Gold certified notebooks with uncertified portable computers. The results are discussed, alternative hypotheses explored and further research outlined.

  • 238.
    DesAutels, Philip
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Berthon, Pierre
    Salehi-Sangari, Esmail
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Rising to the challenge: a model of contest performance2011Ingår i: Journal of Financial Services Marketing, ISSN 1363-0539, E-ISSN 1479-1846, Vol. 16, nr 3-4, s. 263-274Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Contests are a ubiquitous form of promotion widely adopted by financial services advertisers, yet, paradoxically, academic research on them is conspicuous in its absence. This work addresses this gap by developing a model of contest engagement and performance. Using motivation theory, factors that drive participant engagement are modeled, and engagement's effect on experience and marketing success of the contest specified. Measures of contest performance, in-contest engagement and post-contest enduring interest are included. From the model, propositions are developed. Overall, the model provides financial service marketers with a theory-based foundation for designing and operating successful contests.

  • 239.
    Diba, Hoda
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi. Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, CA, United States.
    Vella, J.M.
    Department of Corporate Communication, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.
    Abratt, R.
    Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Social media influence on the B2B buying process2019Ingår i: Journal of business & industrial marketing, ISSN 0885-8624, E-ISSN 2052-1189, Vol. 34, nr 7, s. 1482-1496Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This study aims to explore if and how business-to-business (B2B) companies can use social media to influence the buying process. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses an exploratory approach into the existing literature related to the B2B buying process and its relationship with social media. Findings: The study shows that companies in a B2B context can use social media as a means of influencing the stages of the buying process by means of using one or more of the seven functional blocks of social media. Research limitations/implications: The findings demonstrate the relation that exists between each stage of the buyer process in a B2B organization and the functional blocks of social media. This study opens the door for further research into the influence of each of these blocks on the buying process stages and the roles involved. Practical implications: This study identifies how social media’s blocks influence the different stages and how organizations can use that to their benefit. Originality/value: Few studies have investigated the use of social media in a B2B context. However, not many have looked into the influence of social media in the B2B buying process and buying center. This study looks into the relationship between the buying process stages and social media’s functional blocks as related to the different roles of the buying center.

  • 240.
    Duncan, Sherese Yvonne
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Chohan, Raeesah
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi. University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Ferreira, João José
    Department of Management and Economics and NECE- Research Unit in Business Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    What makes the difference? Employee social media brand engagement2019Ingår i: Journal of business & industrial marketing, ISSN 0885-8624, E-ISSN 2052-1189, Vol. 34, nr 7, s. 1459-1467Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    This paper aims to explore, using the employee lens of business-to-business firms, word use through brand engagement and social media interaction to understand the difference between employees who rate their employer brands highly on social media and those who don't.

    Design/methodology/approach

    We conducted a textual content analysis of posts published on the social media job evaluation site glassdoor.com. LIWC software package was used to analyze 30 of the top 200 business-to-business brands listed on Brandwatch using four variables, namely, analytical thinking, clout, authenticity and emotional tone.

    Findings

    The results show that employees who rate their employer’s brand low use significantly more words, are significantly less analytic and write with significantly more clout because they focus more on others than themselves. Employees who rate their employer’s brand highly, write with significantly more authenticity, exhibit a significantly higher tone and display far more positive emotions in their reviews.

    Practical implications

    Brand managers should treat social media data disseminated by individual stakeholders, like the variables used in this study (tone, word count, frequency), as a valuable tool for brand insight on their industry, competition and their own brand equity, now and especially over time.

    Originality/value

    This study provides acknowledgement that social media is a significant source of marketing intelligence that may improve brand equity by better understanding and managing brand engagement.

  • 241.
    Dunkels, Andrejs
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Klefsjö, Bengt
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Nilsson, I.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Näslund, Reinhold
    Mot bättre vetande i matematik2002 (uppl. 3)Bok (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 242.
    Dybtsyna, Elena
    et al.
    Nord University Business School. High North Center for Business and Governance.
    Hersinger, Anders
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Middleton, Alexandra
    Oulu Business School.
    The rhetoric and practice of business research collaboration among high north universities2019Ingår i: Barents Studies, ISSN 1651-0534, E-ISSN 2324-0652, Vol. 6, nr 1, s. 87-104Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    International research collaboration and business development in the High North have become hot topics at the governmental policy level in many countries. However, despite prior research on co-operation between Nordic universities, there is a dearth of research specifically addressing the practice of High North research collaboration in business studies. We ask the following research question: how are the prospects for business research collaboration among High North Universities portrayed in national policy documents and to what extent is business research in the High North collaborative in practice? We address this question by analyses and comparisons of publicly available governmental Arctic strategies and bibliographic data on joint publications between researchers from High North universities in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The empirical results reveal diverging yet far-reaching national aspirations at the policy level which do not match the rather modest research collaboration in practice evidenced by our bibliographic data. Our conclusions suggest that the rhetoric of High North business research collaboration and the practice of actual collaboration among High North universities are decoupled from each other. We theorize about explanatory circumstances behind decoupling in the area of research collaboration and provide suggestions for further research.

  • 243.
    Edvardsson, Kristina
    et al.
    Umeå universitet.
    Garvare, Rickard
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Eurenius, Eva
    Umeå universitet.
    Ivarsson, Anneli
    Umeå universitet.
    Mogren, Ingrid
    Umeå universitet.
    Nyström, Monica
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Sustainable practice change: Professionals’ experiences with a child health intervention programme in Sweden2010Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 244.
    Edvardsson, Kristina
    et al.
    Umeå universitet.
    Garvare, Rickard
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Ivarsson, Anneli
    Umeå universitet.
    Mogren, Ingrid
    Umeå universitet.
    Nyström, Monica E
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Sustainable practice change: Professionals' experiences with a multisectoral child health promotion programme in Sweden2011Ingår i: BMC Health Services Research, ISSN 1472-6963, E-ISSN 1472-6963, Vol. 11, nr 61Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: New methods for prevention and health promotion and are constantly evolving; however, positive outcomes will only emerge if these methods are fully adopted and sustainable in practice. To date, limited attention has been given to sustainability of health promotion efforts. This study aimed to explore facilitators, barriers, and requirements for sustainability as experienced by professionals two years after finalizing the development and implementation of a multisectoral child health promotion programme in Sweden (the Salut programme). Initiated in 2005, the programme uses a ‘Salutogenesis’ approach to support health-promoting activities in health care, social services, and schools. Methods: All professionals involved in the Salut Programme’s pilot areas were interviewed between May and September 2009, approximately two years after the intervention package was established and implemented. Participants (n = 23) were midwives, child health nurses, dental hygienists/dental nurses, and pre-school teachers. Transcribed data underwent qualitative content analysis to illuminate perceived facilitators, barriers, and requirements for programme sustainability. Results: The programme was described as sustainable at most sites, except in child health care. The perception of facilitators, barriers, and requirements were largely shared across sectors. Facilitators included being actively involved in intervention development and small-scale testing, personal values corresponding to programme intentions, regular meetings, working close with collaborators, using manuals and a clear programme branding. Existing or potential barriers included insufficient managerial involvement and support and perceived constraints regarding time and resources. In dental health care, barriers also included conflicting incentives for performance. Many facilitators and barriers identified by participants also reflected their perceptions of more general and forthcoming requirements for programme sustainability. Conclusions: These results contribute to the knowledge of processes involved in achieving sustainability in health promotion initiatives. Facilitating factors include involving front-line professionals in intervention development and using small scale testing; however, the success of a programme requires paying attention to the role of managerial support and an overall supportive system. In summary, these results emphasise the importance for both practitioners and researchers to pay attention to parallel processes at different levels in multidisciplinary improvement efforts intended to ensure sustainable practice change.

  • 245.
    Edvardsson, Kristina
    et al.
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University.
    Ivarsson, Anneli
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University.
    Eurenius, Eva
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University.
    Garvare, Rickard
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Nyström, Monica E
    Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet.
    Small, Rhonda
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
    Mogren, Ingrid
    Department of Clinical Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Umeå University.
    Giving offspring a healthy start: parents' experiences of health promotion and lifestyle change during pregnancy and early parenthood2011Ingår i: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 11, artikel-id 936Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: There are good opportunities in Sweden for health promotion targeting expectant parents and parents of young children, as almost all are reached by antenatal and child health care. In 2005, a multisectoral child health promotion programme (the Salut Programme) was launched to further strengthen such efforts. Methods: Between June and December 2010 twenty-four in-depth interviews were conducted separately with first-time mothers and fathers when their child had reached 18 months of age. The aim was to explore their experiences of health promotion and lifestyle change during pregnancy and early parenthood. Qualitative manifest and latent content analysis was applied. Results: Parents reported undertaking lifestyle changes to secure the health of the fetus during pregnancy, and in early parenthood to create a health-promoting environment for the child. Both women and men portrayed themselves as highly receptive to health messages regarding the effect of their lifestyle on fetal health, and they frequently mentioned risks related to tobacco and alcohol, as well as toxins and infectious agents in specific foods. However, health promotion strategies in pregnancy and early parenthood did not seem to influence parents to make lifestyle change primarily to promote their own health; a healthy lifestyle was simply perceived as 'common knowledge'. Although trust in health care was generally high, both women and men described some resistance to what they saw as preaching, or very directive counselling about healthy living and the lack of a holistic approach from health care providers. They also reported insufficient engagement with fathers in antenatal care and child health care. Conclusion: Perceptions about risks to the offspring's health appear to be the primary driving force for lifestyle change during pregnancy and early parenthood. However, as parents' motivation to prioritise their own health per se seems to be low during this period, future health promoting programmes need to take this into account. A more gender equal provision of health promotion to parents might increase men's involvement in lifestyle change. Furthermore, parents' ranking of major lifestyle risks to the fetus may not sufficiently reflect those that constitute greatest public health concern, an area for further stud

  • 246.
    Edvardsson, Kristina
    et al.
    Umeå universitet.
    Ivarsson, Anneli
    Umeå universitet.
    Garvare, Rickard
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Eurenius, Eva
    Umeå universitet.
    Lindkvist, Marie
    Umeå universitet.
    Mogren, Ingrid
    Umeå universitet.
    Small, Rhonda
    La Trobe University.
    Nyström, Monica
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Improving child health promotion practices in multiple sectors: outcomes of the Swedish Salut Programme2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background To improve health in the population, public health interventions must be successfully implemented within organisations, requiring behaviour change in health service providers as well as in the target population group. Such behavioural change is seldom easily achieved. The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of a child health promotion programme (The Salut Programme) on professionals’ self-reported health promotion practices, and to investigate perceived facilitators and barriers for programme implementation. MethodsA before-and-after design was used to measure programme outcomes, and qualitative data on implementation facilitators and barriers were collected on two occasions during the implementation process. The sample included professionals in antenatal care (ANC), child health care (CHC), dental services (DS) and open pre-schools (OP) (n=144 pre-implementation) in 13 out of 15 municipalities in a Swedish county. Response rates ranged between 81% and 96% at the four measurement points. ResultsHealth promotion practices and collaboration improved in all sectors. Significant changes included an increase in the extent to which professionals raised a range of lifestyle topics (CHC, DS) including issues related to men’s violence against women (ANC), an increased use of motivational interviewing and ‘fathers visits’ (CHC), improvements in the supply of healthy snacks and beverages (OP), and increased inter-sectorial collaboration. Main facilitators included sector-specific work manuals and inter-sectoral collaboration, while main barriers were related to workload issues.ConclusionThis multisectoral programme for health promotion, based on sector-specific intervention packages developed and tested by end users, and introduced via interactive multisectoral seminars, shows potential for improving health promotion practices and collaboration across sectors. Consideration of the key facilitators and barriers for programme implementation as highlighted in this study can inform future improvement efforts.

  • 247.
    Edvardsson, Kristina
    et al.
    La Trobe University.
    Ivarsson, Anneli
    Umeå universitet.
    Garvare, Rickard
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Eurenius, Eva
    Umeå universitet.
    Lindkvist, Marie
    Umeå universitet.
    Mogren, Ingrid
    Umeå universitet.
    Small, Rhonda
    La Trobe University.
    Nyström, Monica
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Improving child health promotion practices in multiple sectors: outcomes of the Swedish Salut Programme2012Ingår i: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 12, nr 920Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 248.
    Ejdemo, Thomas
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Samhällsvetenskap.
    Johansson, Jeaneth
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Söderholm, Patrik
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Samhällsvetenskap.
    Möjligheter och hinder för en grön energiomställning: erfarenheter från andra regioner med lärdomar för Norrbotten2017Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport har tagits fram inom ramen för projektet Gröna energiinvesteringar som finan-sieras av Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfonden, Region Norrbotten, Länsstyrelsen i Norr-bottens län och Energimyndigheten. Projektet har drivits av Energikontor Norr i samverkan med Luleå tekniska universitet (Energiteknik, Nationalekonomi samt Entreprenörskap och Innovation) och Företagarna Norrbotten.

    Syftet med rapporten är att (a) öka förståelsen för de mervärden som kan uppstå regionalt och lokalt av en omställning av energisystemet och vilka hinder som kan finnas för en sådan omställning; samt att (b) identifiera olika former av strategier, styrmedel och affärsmodeller som kan bidra till realiserandet av nya hållbara energillösningar. Detta åstadkoms genom att konsultera och syntetisera relevanta erfarenheter från tidigare energiomställningsprocesser, samt genom att diskutera förutsättningarna för en sådan omställning i Norrbotten.

    Rapporten innehåller tre huvudsakliga delar. Den första delen är generell och baseras på erfarenheter och lärdomar från andra regioner och länder. Här diskuteras hinder för hållbara energiprojekt, med fokus på betydelsen av goda finansieringsmöjligheter, förutsättningar för etablerandet av ny teknologi samt hinder i form av sociala konstruktioner såsom stereotypa föreställningar om kön, etnicitet etc. En fallstudie av de hinder som kan försvåra ett ökat utnyttjande av industriell överskottsvärme belyser en rad faktorer som är viktiga att hantera i många former av samverkansprojekt på energiområdet. Den första delen av rapporten beskriver också hur hållbara energiprojekt kan bidra till regional ekonomisk utveckling, och identifierar vilka faktorer som påverkar hur stora dessa effekter kan bli. En viktig lärdom är att positiva spridningseffekter på den lokala ekonomin inte alltid sker automatiskt; olika åtgärder och strategier för att förstärka dessa effekter är ofta viktiga. Därför diskuteras även ett antal sådana strategier, t.ex. fondlösningar, lokalt ägande, gräsrotsfinansiering, samt olika strategier som syftar till att aktivt stärka de aktörsnätverk som behöver växa fram kring de nya projekten.

    Rapportens andra del vänder blicken mot Norrbotten, och diskuterar förutsättningarna för att en hållbar energiomställning med betydande mervärden för den ekonomiska utvecklingen kan åstadkommas i länet. Dessa förutsättningar beskrivs med utgångspunkt i de existerande strategier som finns för att stimulera regional ekonomisk tillväxt; en gemensam nämnare för dessa är att de pekar på möjligheterna att förena regionala tillväxtmål med en hållbar energiomställning. Här diskuteras även de regionala förutsättningarna för inkluderande, inte minst jämställd, innovation i länet.

    I rapportens tredje och avslutande del sammanfattas de viktigaste lärdomarna från rapporten. Här tydliggörs relevansen av de tidigare erfarenheterna och lärdomarna för det regionala sammanhanget, och vi diskuterar, med utgångspunkt i intervjuer av projektägare, erfarenheter rörande hinder, mervärden, strategier etc. från sju olika energiprojekt som följts och studerats i projektet Gröna energiinvesteringar. I ett avslutande kapitel lyfts ett antal viktiga lärdomar och rekommendationer för det fortsatta energiomställningsarbetet i länet fram.

  • 249.
    Ejdemo, Thomas
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Samhällsvetenskap.
    Örtqvist, Daniel
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Befintliga och potentiella utvecklingsmöjligheter: Testnäring i Norrobotten2018Rapport (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 250.
    Ejdemo, Thomas
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Samhällsvetenskap.
    Örtqvist, Daniel
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Industriell Ekonomi.
    Conceptualizing and Measuring Smart Specialization: A Literature Review and Empirical Test2018Ingår i: 21st Uddevalla Symposium, 2018Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
2345678 201 - 250 av 1468
RefereraExporteraLänk till träfflistan
Permanent länk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf