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Bernhard, I., Norström, L., Lundh Snis, U., Gråsjö, U. & Gellerstedt, M. (2018). Degree of Digitalization and Citizen Satisfaction: A Study of the Role of Local e-Government in Sweden. Electronic Journal of e-Government, 16, 59-71
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2018 (English)In: Electronic Journal of e-Government, ISSN 1479-439X, E-ISSN 1479-439X, Vol. 16, p. 59-71Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to investigate whether there is a relationship between degree of e-government in Swedish municipalities and perceived satisfaction among citizens generally. This is a large-scale quantitative study based on validand reliable Swedish national surveys. Based on these surveys, a new comprehensive index for measuring "degree of digitalization" was constructed. Citizen satisfaction was measured using established indices covering three dimensions:satisfaction with living in the municipality, satisfaction with performance of government activities (delivered services), and satisfaction with transparency and influence. The results show that there is a relationship between the degree of digitalization in a municipality and the perceived satisfaction among its citizens. The degree of digitalization is related to all three dimensions of citizen satisfaction. Additionally, this study indicates that the strength of this relationship is in parity with or even stronger than the relationship between citizen satisfaction and other crucial factors such as educational level and median income

Keywords
degree of digitalization, satisfied citizens, local e-government, municipality, Sweden
National Category
Public Administration Studies Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13058 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-26 Created: 2018-10-26 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
Arvemo, T. & Gråsjö, U. (2018). Employment and economic activity in different Swedish border regions. In: Charlie Karlsson, Andreas P. Cornett and Tina Wallin (Ed.), Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes: Implications for Regions and Industries (pp. 265-290). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Employment and economic activity in different Swedish border regions
2018 (English)In: Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes: Implications for Regions and Industries / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Andreas P. Cornett and Tina Wallin, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 265-290Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
National Category
Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12339 (URN)10.4337/9781786432483.00019 (DOI)2-s2.0-85046512883 (Scopus ID)9781786432483 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2018-05-23Bibliographically 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
Arvemo, T. & Gråsjö, U. (2018). Indicators of economic development: an exploratory study using Swedish municipal data contrasting economic development and growth. In: Gråsjö, U., Karlsson, C. och Bernhard, I. (Ed.), Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship: New Horizons in Regional Science series (pp. 359-376). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indicators of economic development: an exploratory study using Swedish municipal data contrasting economic development and growth
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. 359-376Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores possible measures of economic development and how they relate to measures commonly used for studying economic growth. Since potential factors for measuring economic development typically differ greatly over large geographical areas, we will study the indicators on a municipality level to avoid large geographical units of analysis. The data is from 2013 and 2014 and is found in official Swedish data repositories, and include variables such as gross pay per employee, citizen satisfaction with the municipality and Gini-coefficient for Swedish municipals. The results indicate that trying to find one overall measure for economic development is not feasible. Our main conclusions are that indicators for economic growth and economic development in some cases move in opposite directions. There is a need for more direct and harmonized, national and international data to further drive the research in the field of economic development.

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, Economics; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Public administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12616 (URN)10.4337/9781786439901.00018 (DOI)9781786439895 (ISBN)978 1 78347 732 6 (ISBN)
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. & Gråsjö, U. (2018). Tentative Indices for Regional Economic Development: An Exploratory Study Using Swedish Municipal Data. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2018: Diversity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship – Regional, Urban, National and International Perspectives: Revised papers presented at the 21st Uddevalla Symposium, 14–16 June, 2018, Luleå, Sweden. Paper presented at Uddevalla Symposium 2018: Diversity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship – Regional, Urban, National and International Perspectives, the 21 Uddevalla Symposium, 14–16 June, 2018, Luleå, Sweden (pp. 47-57). Trollhättan: University West West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tentative Indices for Regional Economic Development: An Exploratory Study Using Swedish Municipal Data
2018 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2018: Diversity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship – Regional, Urban, National and International Perspectives: Revised papers presented at the 21st Uddevalla Symposium, 14–16 June, 2018, Luleå, Sweden / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West West , 2018, p. 47-57Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Using variable selections methods this paper examines variables potentially suitable as indicators for different dimensions of economic development. Since potential factors for measuring economic development typically will differ greatly over large geographical areas the study use indicators on municipality level to avoid large geographical units of analysis. The analysis is performed on Swedish municipality data from 2015. An extensive search yielded a number of prospects indicators to use even though the official data gathered in Sweden are not particularly suitable for investigating the softer dimensions of economic development. The results of the study suggest that the indicators of economic development can be categorized into five dimensions/indices that represent "Quality of Living", "Economic Capacity", "Wealth and Stability", "Growing Worries" and "GMP per inhabitant" in the municipality

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West West, 2018
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2018:5
Keywords
Economic development, economic growth, quality of life, composite indicators
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13415 (URN)978-91-88847-11-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Uddevalla Symposium 2018: Diversity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship – Regional, Urban, National and International Perspectives, the 21 Uddevalla Symposium, 14–16 June, 2018, Luleå, Sweden
Available from: 2019-01-15 Created: 2019-01-15 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Gråsjö, U. (2017). Explaining Variations in Regional Housing Prices: An Accessibility Approach. 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. 259-273). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Explaining Variations in Regional Housing Prices: An Accessibility Approach
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. 259-273Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper argues that the relative geographical position of a municipality needs to be accounted for when explaining variations in housing prices. In particular, the paper aim to show that travel time distance to important economic centers have an impact on the spatial variation in housing prices across municipalities. A suitableway to model this possible impact is to use the accessibility concept, which takes into account both the time distance and the size of the economic opportunity, measured by gross pay, that can be realized in a another municipality. The model will be estimated for average municipality level housing prices using data on Swedish municipalities in 2015. To a large extent, the expectations are confirmed by the econometric estimation results. Geographical time distance have a negative effect on local housing prices. Good access to economic centers increases average housing prices, even after taking into account a large number of other determinants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2017
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2017:1
Keywords
Housing prices, spatial variation, accessibility, distance
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Economics
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11853 (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
Arvemo, T. & Gråsjö, U. (2017). Productivity and cross-border accessibility to human capital: A study comparing Norwegian and Swedish border regions. In: Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson and Lina Bjerke (Ed.), Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations (pp. 48-69). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Productivity and cross-border accessibility to human capital: A study comparing Norwegian and Swedish border regions
2017 (English)In: Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations / [ed] Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson and Lina Bjerke, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2017, p. 48-69Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2017
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
Keywords
Gränsöverskridande arbete, Sverige, Norge
National Category
Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12061 (URN)10.4337/9781785360602.00010 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040634440 (Scopus ID)9781785360602 (ISBN)9781785360596 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-07 Created: 2018-02-07 Last updated: 2018-02-12Bibliographically approved
Arvemo, T. & Gråsjö, U. (2016). Indicators of Economic Development: An Exploratory Study Using Swedish Municipal Data Contrasting Economic Development and Growth. In: Iréne Bernhard (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2016: Geography, Open Innovation,Diversity and Entrepreneurship. Revised papers presented at the 19th Uddevalla Symposium, 30 June- 2 July, 2016, London, UK: . Paper presented at Uddevalla Symposium 2016: Geography, Open Innovation,Diversity and Entrepreneurship. The 19th Uddevalla Symposium, 30 June- 2 July, 2016, London, UK (pp. 111-123). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indicators of Economic Development: An Exploratory Study Using Swedish Municipal Data Contrasting Economic Development and Growth
2016 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2016: Geography, Open Innovation,Diversity and Entrepreneurship. Revised papers presented at the 19th Uddevalla Symposium, 30 June- 2 July, 2016, London, UK / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2016, p. 111-123Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores different definitions of Economic Development and possible measures for Economic Development and how they relate to measures commonly used for studying Economic Growth. The data is from 2013 and 2014 and are found in official Swedish data repositories and include variables such as gross pay per inhabitant, citizen satisfaction with the municipal, Gini-coefficient for Swedish municipals. Our main conclusions are that indicators for Economic Growth and Economic Development in some cases move in opposite directions and hence that driving growth might diminish parts of the development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2016
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2016:5
Keywords
Economic development, economic growth, quality of life, spatial dependence
National Category
Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10518 (URN)978-91-87531-39-2 (ISBN)
Conference
Uddevalla Symposium 2016: Geography, Open Innovation,Diversity and Entrepreneurship. The 19th Uddevalla Symposium, 30 June- 2 July, 2016, London, UK
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2019-03-13Bibliographically approved
Arvemo, T. & Gråsjö, U. (2015). Employment and Economic Activity in Different Swedish Border Regions. 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. 45-57). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Employment and Economic Activity in Different Swedish Border Regions
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. 45-57Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study investigate how the effect of cross border activities between Sweden and its three Nordic neighbours influence the Swedish local economies along the border using municipal data from 2009. Two measures for the local economies are examined, economic activity (measured by gross pay per inhabitant) and employment rates. The Swedish border regions where divided into four regions: The Swedish border to Finland, The Swedish border to the part of Norway not included in the Oslo labour market, The Swedish border to the Oslo labour market, and the Swedish-Danish border region. The regression models show how the the regions compare to the Swedish average when controlled for market structure and accessibility to population. For Sweden's border regions to Denmark and the Oslo labour market there are significant improvements in both economic activity and employment rates when the border activity is included. The improvement is highest for the Oslo border regions. For the Swedish border to Finland and to the part of Norway not included inte the Olso labour market the border activity has no significant influence on either economic activity or employment rates.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2015
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2015:2
Keywords
Border regions, employment, gross pay, regional development
National Category
Economics Probability Theory and Statistics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8826 (URN)978-91-87531-17-0 (ISBN)
Conference
18th Uddevalla Symposium, 11-13 June, Sönderborg, Denmark, 2015
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2019-03-13Bibliographically approved
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