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Bernhard, I., Lundh Snis, U., Gellerstedt, M. & Svensson, L. (2018). Collaboration Model for Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education 3rd Cycle. In: L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres (Ed.), INTED 2018: Proceedings. Paper presented at 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference 5-7 March, 2018, Valencia, Spain. (pp. 5509-5515). , 1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaboration Model for Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education 3rd Cycle
2018 (English)In: INTED 2018: Proceedings / [ed] L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres, 2018, Vol. 1, p. 5509-5515Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Universities need to constantly accommodate new forms of collaboration with society. Interaction with and impacts on society and practice are of crucial importance. University West (UW) in Sweden has a profile area in work-integrated learning (WIL), which generally aims to address issues on integrating theory and practice in a coherent and sustainable way. In this paper we base our arguments on a research education (3rd cycle) in informatics with specialization in work-integrated learning. The aim with the paper is to evaluate UW’s research education and research environment from a WIL perspective. We will adopt an informing science model in order to conduct a current state analysis, in which we identify and visualize collaboration activities within and between the research education/environment and the UWs key stakeholders; society/practices, research community and PhD students. Concrete implications show how collaboration and informing flows are connected and how they can be improved. General reflections are given on the model as a useful means for quality development and assurance beyond learning outcomes, including aspects of collaboration and interaction that can be regarded as paths of societal and practical impacts.

Keywords
Collaboration Model, Current State analysis, PhD Education, Research, Work-Integrated Learning
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12217 (URN)978-84-697-9480-7 (ISBN)
Conference
12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference 5-7 March, 2018, Valencia, Spain.
Available from: 2018-03-13 Created: 2018-03-13 Last updated: 2018-03-15Bibliographically approved
Gråsjö, U., Karlsson, C. & Bernhard, I. (Eds.). (2018). Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship: New Horizons in Regional Science series. Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship: New Horizons in Regional Science series
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Developed countries must be incredibly innovative to secure incomes and welfare so that they may successfully compete against international rivals. This book focuses on two specific but interrelated aspects of innovation by incumbent firms and entrepreneurs, the role of geography and of open innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. p. 400
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Human and economic geography; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12612 (URN)10.4337/9781786439901 (DOI)9781786439895 (ISBN)978 1 78643 990 1 (ISBN)
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Publicerat inom ramen för Uddevalla Symposierna

Available from: 2018-07-02 Created: 2018-07-02 Last updated: 2018-07-02Bibliographically approved
Gråsjö, U., Karlsson, C. & Bernhard, I. (2018). Introduction: Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In: Gråsjö, U., Karlsson, C. och Bernhard, I. (Ed.), Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship: New Horizons in Regional Science series (pp. 1-18). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2018 (English)In: Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship: New Horizons in Regional Science series / [ed] Gråsjö, U., Karlsson, C. och Bernhard, I., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Human and economic geography; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12614 (URN)10.4337/9781786439901.00005 (DOI)978 1 78643 989 5 (ISBN)978 1 78347 732 6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-07-02 Created: 2018-07-02 Last updated: 2018-07-02Bibliographically approved
Arvemo, T., Bernhard, I., Lundh Snis, U., Olsson, A. K. & Torsein, E. (2018). Lessons Learned From A Cross-Sector Development Project: An Integrative Research Approach. In: L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres (Ed.), INTED 2018: Proceedings. Paper presented at 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (pp. 3914-3922).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lessons Learned From A Cross-Sector Development Project: An Integrative Research Approach
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2018 (English)In: INTED 2018: Proceedings / [ed] L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres, 2018, p. 3914-3922Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper draws on the experiences of work-integrated learning from a Swedish-Norwegian cross-sector research project where actors from university, industry, government and volunteer sector collaborate on city center development. The empirical setting of the present study consists of six smaller cities in rural municipalities with limited resources and experiences of collaboration with higher education institutions. The following research question is addressed: How can research and development projects serve as a vehicle for facilitating mutual knowledge exchange between academia and society in cross-sector and rural collaboration contexts? The aim is hence to suggest a tentative collaboration model that identify and integrate knowledge flows between actors involved in cross-sector collaborations in such setting. To gain deep insights in the complex dynamics of project collaboration we applied a mixed methods approach including surveys, structured, in-depth qualitative interviews, observations, workshops and student projects. The data collection was performed during 2016-2017. Findings indicate that trust, continuity, and relationship building are the basis vital for successful creation, development and maintenance of knowledge flows. Furthermore, there is a need to develop an integrative tool box with different methodological tools, work practices and strategies to plan, perform, compile to leverage the knowledge flows and coproduce sustainable results. Our tentative model aims to illustrate conceptualize lessons learned on work-integrated learning and collaboration with academia. We discuss how the model may support co-creative and mutual results over time. 

Keywords
Work-Integrated Learning, Higher Education, Collaborative Research, Cross Sector Collaboration, Knowledge Flows
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12216 (URN)978-84-697-9480-7 (ISBN)
Conference
12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Projects
Urban Platsinnovation
Available from: 2018-03-13 Created: 2018-03-13 Last updated: 2018-03-15Bibliographically approved
Olsson, A. K. & Bernhard, I. (2017). Challenges of collaboration in old townscapes. In: Dalarna University (Ed.), 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden. Book of Abstract: Tourism in a Hyper-Connected World: Challenges of Interactivity and Connectedness. Paper presented at 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden (pp. 30-30). Falun, 1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges of collaboration in old townscapes
2017 (English)In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden. Book of Abstract: Tourism in a Hyper-Connected World: Challenges of Interactivity and Connectedness / [ed] Dalarna University, Falun, 2017, Vol. 1, p. 30-30Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Challenges of collaboration in old townscapes

Contemporary cities are increasingly viewing cultural/heritage tourism as an area of tourism with great potential in city development, building city brands as well a local community. The relationship between heritage and tourism is complex since preservation and commercialization often are viewed as contrasts .Heritage tourism is among the most significant types of tourism and includes visits to sites of historical importance.  The concept of heritage is wide hence in this paper focus is on old town areas and the development of old townscapes. A townscape is here to be viewed as a holistic entity although there may be differences regarding the preservation, spatially and social objectives of the area. . An old townscape is sometimes a site for visitors (a destination), as well as a site for business (a workplace) and residents (a home). There are stakeholders from public, private and nonprofit sectors involved in the development of old townscapes. Hence there is a need for dialogue and cross-sector collaboration among stakeholders in order to develop heritage tourism that is beneficial to all. Existing research show that the inclusion of stakeholders in planning and implementation is crucial.  There are calls for further research to understand how collaboration work in different heritage sites. The purpose of this paper is to study the stakeholders’ challenges and views of collaboration and co-shaping of cultural heritage, here an old town in a fortress city. The data collection includes interviews with stakeholders and observations. Findings point out the importance of inclusion, communication, shared visions and strategies in order to balance the attractiveness of the old townscape for visitors, business and residents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: , 2017
Keywords
collaboration stakeholders townscapes cultural heritage planning
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11736 (URN)
Conference
26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden
Projects
Urban Platsinnovation
Funder
Interreg Sweden-Norway
Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2017-10-05 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Bernhard, I., Lundh Snis, U. & Olsson, A. K. (2017). The Old Town District: Not Just a Scenic Backdrop - Stakeholders' Perspectives in Urban Re-generation. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden. Paper presented at Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies, 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden (pp. 111-127). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Old Town District: Not Just a Scenic Backdrop - Stakeholders' Perspectives in Urban Re-generation
2017 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2017, p. 111-127Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper takes its point of departure from an urban place innovation study with focus on local stakeholders with particular interest in the Old Town District in a Norwegian community. The aim of this paper is to identify place innovation challenges among local community stakeholders and to discuss approaches to integrate stakeholders in urban regeneration. We have conducted qualitative interviews with 21 different stakeholders representing local entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, the municipality, elected officials, tourism organization and residents with particular interest in the Old Town District. Additional observations and document studies were conducted. The results reveal stakeholders' views on challenges and opportunities related to how such regeneration collaboration might be conducted. The complex nature is characterized by strong cultural heritage and a mix of opinions and visions. We argue that urban regeneration requires an integrated approach based on stakeholder collaboration and engagement in order to develop the potential of an old town district into something that is more than a scenic backdrop. We discuss several implications as prerequisites for integrated collaborative approaches in place innovation (urban regeneration).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2017
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2017:1
Keywords
collaboration, stakeholder, place innovation, urban regeneration (transformation), attractiveness, local community, cultural heritage
National Category
Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Human and economic geography; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11846 (URN)978-91-87531-61-3 (ISBN)
Conference
Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies, 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden
Available from: 2017-11-29 Created: 2017-11-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Bernhard, I. (2017). Twenty Years of Uddevalla Symposia: 1998-2017. In: Iréne Bernhard (ed) (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden. Paper presented at Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies, 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden (pp. 9-19). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Twenty Years of Uddevalla Symposia: 1998-2017
2017 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden / [ed] Iréne Bernhard (ed), Trollhättan: University West , 2017, p. 9-19Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2017
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2017:1
Keywords
Anniversary, Uddevalla Symposium
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Human and economic geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11845 (URN)978-91-87531-61-3 (ISBN)
Conference
Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies, 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden
Available from: 2017-11-29 Created: 2017-11-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Bernhard, I. (Ed.). (2017). Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden. Paper presented at Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies,the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden. Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden
2017 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2017. p. 450
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2017:1
Keywords
Innovation, regional development, economics
National Category
Economics Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Human and economic geography; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11844 (URN)978-91-87531-61-3 (ISBN)
Conference
Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies,the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden
Available from: 2017-11-29 Created: 2017-11-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Bernhard, I. & Olsson, A. K. (2017). Women Entrepreneurs in Local Community Networks: Participation, Challenges and Place Development. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden. Paper presented at Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies, 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden (pp. 129-147). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women Entrepreneurs in Local Community Networks: Participation, Challenges and Place Development
2017 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2017, p. 129-147Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to explore women entrepreneurs' participation in local community networks with focus on place development. In recent years interest in the importance of female entrepreneurship worldwide has increased, especially from the viewpoint of local and regional development. Previous studies show that local competitors coordinated in networks can boost the attractiveness of a place and achieve network synergies. This study is a continuation of an earlier study of Swedish municipal business counsellors' support to female entrepreneurs in tourism where findings show that there was a lack of support for women as entrepreneurs. Using a qualitative method approach with semi-structured in-depth interviews and document studies, this study explores women entrepreneurs' participation and collaboration in local community networks, challenges and local support with particular reference to a Swedish context. The study is based on interviews with 11 women entrepreneurs who were selected from three municipalities in Sweden. All respondents are active in the tourism sector and participate in local community networks. Results indicate that cross-sector networks, preferably strong networks that may have an impact on local community development, are important, especially from the perspective of a small entrepreneur. Smaller informal groups of other local entrepreneurs are also vital for inspiration and renewal processes. Furthermore, findings indicate that participating in collaboration in networks (face-to-face and digital), smaller groups or co-ownership is seen as means to develop the business as well as contributing to boost the attractiveness of a place. Challenges faced by women entrepreneurs are mainly related to the role as entrepreneur and running a business in a smaller city. However, some specific gendered challenges are lack of trust or respect from other actors, especially in contact with authorities and the dual roles in combining entrepreneurship and family. Respondents have mixed experiences of local community support. However, several women entrepreneurs stress the importance of local support, stating the importance of family and friends.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2017
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2017:1
Keywords
Women entrepreneurs, local community, network, gender, innovation, tourism, place development
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Human and economic geography; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11847 (URN)978-91-87531-61-3 (ISBN)
Conference
Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies, 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden
Available from: 2017-11-29 Created: 2017-11-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Bernhard, I. (2016). Editorial. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 29(2), 149-153
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, E-ISSN 1741-8054, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 149-153Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2016
Keywords
Regional development, innovation, entrepreneurship, tourism
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9845 (URN)2-s2.0-84986222857 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Marifus
Available from: 2016-09-02 Created: 2016-09-02 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2118-2152

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