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Nehls, E. (2017). A Conversation about Work Integrated Learning as a Way to Manage Complexity and Promote Sustainability. 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. 375-389). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Conversation about Work Integrated Learning as a Way to Manage Complexity and Promote Sustainability
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. 375-389Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To be able to release the creative power of Work Integrated Learning and to handle the challenges that contemporary society struggles with, a more conversation focused mindset is needed, I argue in this paper. Society is not about either or, it's always about both and. New and different, creative concepts to promote sustainability and knowledge development cannot be something that arises in the mind of a few experts; more people and competences must be engaged in the process. To learn more about and to be able to handle both the process as such and the outcome of the joint work it is important to develop a more elaborated view on knowledge. This article presents analytical tools and discuss examples to think with to make way for that. This is a theoretical paper grounded in the work of Deleuze and Guattari. Conversation is the key concept, and it is used to emphasize the I in WIL.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2017
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2017:1
Keyword
Knowledge, WIL, sustainability, Deleuze, conversation
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; HUMANITIES, Cultural studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11854 (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: 2017-11-30 Created: 2017-11-30 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Nehls, E. (2017). Recension Sensitive Objects. Affect and Material Culture. Jonas Frykman & Maja Povrzanovic Frykman (red.) (2016). Lund: Nordic Academic Press. 285 s., ill. ISBN 978-91-87675-66-9. [Review]. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, 100(3), 175-178
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension Sensitive Objects. Affect and Material Culture. Jonas Frykman & Maja Povrzanovic Frykman (red.) (2016). Lund: Nordic Academic Press. 285 s., ill. ISBN 978-91-87675-66-9.
2017 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, Vol. 100, no 3, p. 175-178Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Institutionen för etnologi, religionshistoria och genusvetenskap, Stockholms universitet, 2017
Keyword
Bokrecension
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cultural studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11837 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Nehls, E. (2017). Studier av förändring, i rörelse: Förslag till kunskapsteori för ett hållbart samhälle. Lerum: Författarens eget
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Studier av förändring, i rörelse: Förslag till kunskapsteori för ett hållbart samhälle
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lerum: Författarens eget, 2017. p. vii, 256
Keyword
Kunskapsteori, kultur, hållbar utveckling
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cultural studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10927 (URN)978-91-983654-1-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2017-05-07
Nehls, E. (2016). Det lärda samtalet, och dess fiender. In: Kristina Johansson (Ed.), ViLär 2016, konferens 8-9 december 2016, Vänersborg: . Paper presented at ViLär 8-9 december 2016 - en nationell konferens inom verksamhetsintegrerat lärande 2016, Vänersborg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det lärda samtalet, och dess fiender
2016 (Swedish)In: ViLär 2016, konferens 8-9 december 2016, Vänersborg / [ed] Kristina Johansson, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keyword
WIL, AIL
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10432 (URN)
Conference
ViLär 8-9 december 2016 - en nationell konferens inom verksamhetsintegrerat lärande 2016, Vänersborg, Sweden
Available from: 2016-12-29 Created: 2016-12-29 Last updated: 2016-12-29Bibliographically approved
Nehls, E. (2015). Becoming an Innovative Tourism Destination Theoretical Concepts for Sustainable Growth in the Tourism Industry. In: Iréne Bernhard & Anna Karin Olsson (Ed.), A Nordic Perspective on Co‐Operation for Sustainable Destination and Regional Development: (pp. 76-90). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Becoming an Innovative Tourism Destination Theoretical Concepts for Sustainable Growth in the Tourism Industry
2015 (English)In: A Nordic Perspective on Co‐Operation for Sustainable Destination and Regional Development / [ed] Iréne Bernhard & Anna Karin Olsson, Trollhättan: University West , 2015, p. 76-90Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter is investigating some concepts that can be used to address the issue of economic growth in the tourism industry. The goal for this work that I promote in the article is to make destinations both prosperous, sustainable, entrepreneurs friendly, and engage as many people in the process as possible. The take on the issue is strictly theoretical, and the aim for the chapter is to develop concepts to think with, that can be used also outside of academia. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2015
Series
Rapport Högskolan Väst ; 2015:3
Keyword
Destination development, co-production of knowledge, entrepreneurship, economic growth, sustainability, and innovation
National Category
Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8567 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-23 Created: 2015-10-23 Last updated: 2016-01-27Bibliographically approved
Nehls, E. (2015). Best Practice in Destination Development is Always a Different Practice. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2015. Regional Development in an International Context. Regional, National, Cross Border and International Factors for Growth and Development: Revised papers presented at the 18th Uddevalla Symposium, 11-13 June, Sönderborg, Denmark. Paper presented at 18th Uddevalla Symposium, 11-13 June, Sönderborg, Denmark, 2015 (pp. 467-477). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Best Practice in Destination Development is Always a Different Practice
2015 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2015. Regional Development in an International Context. Regional, National, Cross Border and International Factors for Growth and Development: Revised papers presented at the 18th Uddevalla Symposium, 11-13 June, Sönderborg, Denmark / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2015, p. 467-477Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2015
Series
Rapport Högskolan Väst ; 2015:2
Keyword
Destination development, work-integrated learning
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8838 (URN)978-91-87531-17-0 (ISBN)
Conference
18th Uddevalla Symposium, 11-13 June, Sönderborg, Denmark, 2015
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2016-04-02Bibliographically approved
Nehls, E. (2014). Becoming a creative destination: Theories for promoting and make use of innovation. In: Budeanu, Adriana & Möckel, Marie & Gyimóhy, Szilvia (Ed.), The 23rd Nordic Symposion on Tourism and Hospitality Research: The Values of Tourism. Paper presented at 23rd Nordic Symposion on Tourism and Hospitality Research, 1-4 October, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (pp. 92).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Becoming a creative destination: Theories for promoting and make use of innovation
2014 (English)In: The 23rd Nordic Symposion on Tourism and Hospitality Research: The Values of Tourism / [ed] Budeanu, Adriana & Möckel, Marie & Gyimóhy, Szilvia, 2014, p. 92-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper is both a presentation and an invitation, to a conversation regarding the pros and cons of my theoretical work in the area of Trollhättan/Vänersborg, to promote the becoming of a creative tourism destination that is both prosperous and sustainable. My research is abstract and theoretical but the purpose is to give people tools to think with that can be used in society to build a collective and better understanding of culture, which in turn can be used to promote creativity, innovation and sustainability. In this paper I am investigating new ways to think about economic growth in the tourism industry that is both innovative and sustainable, and at the same time engage a wide spectrum of local residents and different kinds of actors and stakeholders in the process of becoming an interesting and attractive destination. The purpose is therefore not to say anything about the present situation or to discuss best practices, but to value different paths towards an open ended future and to emphasize the concepts becoming and collective engagement.

To meet the challenges I am arguing that a new understanding of knowledge is needed. If we want to promote both creativity and sustainable economic growth in the tourism industry we need tools to handle complexity and also new ways to understand and work with culture, which is emphasizing change and motion more. Both support for this and tools to think with I find in the work of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and his concept of conversation. I also use Bruno Latour and the Actor Network Theory (ANT) as a reference point and as inspiration, as well as insights from the pedagogic field of Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Deleuze has resembled thinking with throwing of a dice and this means that thinking must be understood as something that occurs in between actors, within context. He also argues that chance is a factor that must be taken in to consideration everywhere because the future is an open ended, collective process. This is why I am critical about the concept of best practice and argue that we need new ways to think about destination development. The outcome of a cultural process can never be regulated beforehand or in detail. It is in the middle, in between actors, that knowledge and also economic growth emerges. When this understanding, this focus on the future, is implemented in a context it opens up for new and innovative ways to develop the local economy and the destination. Innovations and innovative solutions cannot per se be described in advance, only discovered in retrospect. To make use of the result of my research the skill to detect and catch the opportunities that arise in between has to be both developed and spread widely among people that live and work in the area and as many different kinds of actors as possible has to be engaged.

My contribution is mainly theoretical, but because theory is often forgotten or taken light hearted, the result is important. When we understand that a place or a destination is never finished; that it is in a constant state of becoming, and when this ontology is widely accepted among people connected to the destination and the epistemology is implemented in the work, the chances to find new and creative ways to develop the economy and the destination increases. Theory is never just theory!

Keyword
Trollhättan, tourism, Turism
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6812 (URN)
Conference
23rd Nordic Symposion on Tourism and Hospitality Research, 1-4 October, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Projects
Marifus
Available from: 2014-10-12 Created: 2014-10-12 Last updated: 2016-02-27Bibliographically approved
Nehls, E. (2014). Becoming an Innovative Tourism Destination, Theoretical Concepts for Sustainable Growth in the Tourism Industry. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2014. Geography of Growth. The Frequency, Nature and Consequences of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Regions of Varying Density: Revised papers presented at the 17th Uddevalla Symposium  12–14 June, 2014, Uddevalla, Sweden. (pp. 609-625). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Becoming an Innovative Tourism Destination, Theoretical Concepts for Sustainable Growth in the Tourism Industry
2014 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2014. Geography of Growth. The Frequency, Nature and Consequences of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Regions of Varying Density: Revised papers presented at the 17th Uddevalla Symposium  12–14 June, 2014, Uddevalla, Sweden. / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2014, p. 609-625Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2014
Series
Rapport Högskolan Väst ; 2014:2
Keyword
Tourism, Turism
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7159 (URN)978-91-87531-02-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-12 Created: 2014-12-12 Last updated: 2015-12-11Bibliographically approved
Nehls, E. (2014). Susanne Lundin: Organ till salu. Natur & Kultur, Stockholm 2014. [Review]. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, 97(4), 233-235
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Susanne Lundin: Organ till salu. Natur & Kultur, Stockholm 2014.
2014 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, Vol. 97, no 4, p. 233-235Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keyword
Organhandel, medicinsk etik, kulturell komplexitet
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cultural studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8868 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Nehls, E. (2014). The Atomized Body. The cultural life of stem cells, genes and neurons. Max Liljefors, Susanne Lundin & Andréa Wiszmeg (red.). Nordic Academic Press Lund 2012. 228s. ill. ISBN 978-91-87121-92-0 [Review]. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, 97(3), 172-175
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Atomized Body. The cultural life of stem cells, genes and neurons. Max Liljefors, Susanne Lundin & Andréa Wiszmeg (red.). Nordic Academic Press Lund 2012. 228s. ill. ISBN 978-91-87121-92-0
2014 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, Vol. 97, no 3, p. 172-175Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keyword
Humaniora, recension
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cultural studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7246 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
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