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Olsson, A. K., Bernhard, I., Arvemo, T. & Lundh Snis, U. (2021). A conceptual model for university-society research collaboration facilitating societal impact for local innovation. European Journal of Innovation Management, 24(4), 1335-1353
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A conceptual model for university-society research collaboration facilitating societal impact for local innovation
2021 (English)In: European Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1460-1060, E-ISSN 1758-7115, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 1335-1353Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose is to develop a work-integrated learning (WIL) model for university-society research collaboration facilitating societal impact toward short lag yet sustainable societal impact for local innovation. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology applied was engaged scholarship based on a WIL approach involving a network of collaborating partners from different sectors of society and cross-disciplinary university researchers. Mixed data collection methods were applied. Findings – Conceptualization of university-society research collaboration for local innovation is presented asa WIL model including the elements of continuity and commitment, coordination, communication andrelationships, trust, courage and creativity and co-creation opportunities. Short lag societal impact as local innovation was identified as product and process innovations. Research limitations/implications – Further validation of the model is encouraged for the model to beviable in various contexts and to generate different kinds of societal impact. Practical implications – The model may act as a governing tool for project management to facilitate cocreative and short lag societal impact for local innovation to ensure that engaged and learning activities are membedded in the collaborative process. Social implications – The model has implications for inclusiveness and co-creation fostering transparency, respect and mutuality in university-society research collaboration and to equate both academic and practiceknowledge.Originality/value – The conclusions drawn support the understanding of a WIL approach practicing engaged scholarship in research collaborations. The main theoretical and practical contributions of the article are the conceptual model for university-society research collaboration generating short lag societal implications and local innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Keywords
Work-integrated learning, WIL, University-society collaboration, Societal impact, Co-creation, Innovation, Engaged scholarship
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15451 (URN)10.1108/EJIM-04-2020-0159 (DOI)000552769700001 ()2-s2.0-85087837777 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Interreg Sweden-Norway, Urban Platsinnovation
Available from: 2020-07-14 Created: 2020-07-14 Last updated: 2023-06-02Bibliographically approved
Arvemo, T. & Gråsjö, U. (2020). Tentative indices for regional economic development: an exploratory study using Swedish municipal data. In: Iréne Bernhard, Urban Gråsjö and Charlie Karlsson (Ed.), Diversity, innovation and clusters: spatial perspectives (pp. 44-56). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tentative indices for regional economic development: an exploratory study using Swedish municipal data
2020 (English)In: Diversity, innovation and clusters: spatial perspectives / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Urban Gråsjö and Charlie Karlsson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020, p. 44-56Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Using variable selections methods this chapter 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 uses 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 prospective 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 "Gross Municipal Product per inhabitant" in the municipality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020
Keywords
Economic development, Sweden
National Category
Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15205 (URN)10.4337/9781789902587.00007 (DOI)9781789902570 (ISBN)9781789902587 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-06-22 Created: 2020-06-22 Last updated: 2020-09-02Bibliographically approved
Olsson, A. K., Arvemo, T. & Bernhard, I. (2019). Bachelor students in research projects: boosting WIL and University-Society Collaboration. In: , L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres (Ed.), INTED2019 Proceedings: . Paper presented at INTED2019, 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, 11th, 12th and 13th of March, 2019. (pp. 3015-3021).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bachelor students in research projects: boosting WIL and University-Society Collaboration
2019 (English)In: INTED2019 Proceedings / [ed] , L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres, 2019, p. 3015-3021Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Drawing from the experiences of student projects organized and developed in accordance with work integrated learning, this paper contributes to the understanding of conditions necessary for successful implementation and sharing of knowledge in such projects as well as perceived benefits of university society collaboration. A case study was carried out focusing on student research projects on two parallelbusiness administration courses on Bachelor level. Students applied their skills in information literacy searching for and critically interpreting current research as well use of digital tools and social media platforms for data collection in their studies. The projects were initiated and presented by an external organization, which both supported the students in various ways during their work and received the completed results by the end of the courses. Students focused on themes such as the challenges of internal and external organizational communication, digital divides, inter-organizational collaboration,youth perspectives and sustainability. The empirical material of this study was collected from sourcess uch as course syllabi and instructions, observations, student reports and reflections, presentations,meetings, conversations and interviews members of the principal organization. The results show that the students perceived their tasks as stimulating and important due to the interaction and feedback received from the external principal, utilization of their course assignments as well as the opportunity to relate theory to practice. The external organization in turn received reports that may be used for decision-making purposes at a low cost, however what was perceived as most rewarding was the interaction and dialogue with students to get their perspectives on contemporary issues. Furthermore, collaboration with students was also viewed as means for future recruitment. In can thus be concluded that students, if allowed to interact and work with external organizations, play an important part in disseminating both results from and understanding for academic research in society. However, to realize successful student research projects this paper also discusses the need of legitimacy, access to external networks and organizations willing and able to deliver relevant topics for student research as well asstudent support along the way.

Keywords
student project, research projects, work-integrated learning, WIL, ICT, knowledge sharing, university-society collaboration
National Category
Learning
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Political science; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13814 (URN)978-84-09-08619-1 (ISBN)
Conference
INTED2019, 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, 11th, 12th and 13th of March, 2019.
Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30 Last updated: 2019-12-10Bibliographically approved
Gellerstedt, M. & Arvemo, T. (2019). The impact of word of mouth when booking a hotel: could a good friend's opinion outweigh the online majority?. Information Technology & Tourism, 21(3), 289-311
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of word of mouth when booking a hotel: could a good friend's opinion outweigh the online majority?
2019 (English)In: Information Technology & Tourism, ISSN 1098-3058, E-ISSN 1943-4294, Vol. 21, no 3, p. 289-311Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Online user generated reviews are transforming business and customer behavior and could have a major impact on sales. The primary aim of this study was to measure the impact of online reviews in comparison with the impact of a good friend's opinion. The question in focus was: to what extent could a single review made by a good friend compensate the opinion of the online majority? Subjects were randomly allocated to different versions of guest reviews of a fictive hotel: either constituting a positive or a negative online majority. After reading the reviews, respondents were asked about their booking intention. The respondents were also asked to re-evaluate booking intention given the additional information that a good friend has given a recommendation or an advice against booking the hotel. The study design was experimental and based on a survey which included 1319 respondents who were randomized to the different versions of guest reviews. The results showed that the overall valence of reviews is crucial for booking intention, also the latest two reviews were important even though the effect was much smaller. If the overall valence was negative the latest two reviews had no importance, no matter if these were positive or negative. But, if the overall valence was positive, then the booking intention could be diluted if the two latest reviews were negative. Concerning the primary aim of the study, it is concluded that a good friend’s word of mouth could outweigh the online majority. This means that a negative online majority could be outweigh by a good friend's recommendation and that a positive online majority could be outweigh by a goods friend's recommendation against booking the hotel. 

Keywords
Booking intention, Hotel, Online reviews, Word of mouth
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13847 (URN)10.1007/s40558-019-00143-4 (DOI)000491495600001 ()2-s2.0-85064683404 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-05-24 Created: 2019-05-24 Last updated: 2020-01-30Bibliographically approved
Arvemo, T., Bernhard, I., Lundh Snis, U., Olsson, A. K. & Torsein, E. (2018). Att utveckla Lysekils centrum tillsammans: utmaningar och möjligheter. Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst
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2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie designades och analyserades av Högskolan Väst 2016-2017. Undersökningen kompletterar den besökar- och boendestudie som Högskolan Väst tidigare genomförde inom projektet i Lysekil under sensommaren 2016 (se Högskolan Väst Rapport 2 Urban Platsinnovation Besökar- och boendestudie i Lysekil sensommaren 2017). Denna studie genomfördes under tiden 26 maj - 11 augusti 2017 med 363 svarande respondenter, varav 165 var besökare och 198 permanent boende i Lysekil. Syftet med studien var att öka kunskapen om både besökares och boendes uppfattningar om Lysekil. Högskolan Väst har även genomfört en intervjustudie med centrumaktörer i Lysekil under 2017 (se Högskolan Väst Rapport 4 Urban Platsinnovation Att utveckla Lysekils centrum tillsammans - utmaningar och möjligheter). Studierna1 avser även att bidra gränsöverskridande inspiration samt vara ett underlag för planering och utveckling av kommande centrumutvecklande aktiviteter såväl inom som utanför projektets regi.Undersökningen visar att besökare framför allt kommer till Lysekil för att koppla av och är nöjda med sitt besök i Lysekil samt med service och utbud, stadsmiljö och faciliteter. En stor majoritet av besökarna har besökt Lysekil innan och anger att de kommer att besöka Lysekil igen. Av de besökare är det 88% som sannolikt kommer rekommendera andra ett besök i Lysekil. Ungefär hälften av besökarna bor mer än 10 mil från Lysekil.De permanent boende i Lysekil är också nöjda med utbudet av restauranger, kvalitén på både maten och servicen. De boende var också nöjda med servicen i butikerna men ställde sig neutrala till utbudet av butiker. Det största missnöjet bland de permanent boende i Lysekil finns kring parkeringssituationen.Studien är i stort samstämmig med den besökar- och boendeundersökning som genomfördes 2016.Ett stort antal förbättringsförslag ges av respondenterna och finns redovisade i rapporten. Dessa förslag är allt från konkreta till visionära.Det är vår rekommendation att denna rapport ihop med rapporten från undersökningen 2016 (se Högskolan Västs Rapport 2) delges och diskuteras med de aktörer och nätverk som finns i Lysekil i arbetet i att ta fram nya centrumutvecklande aktiviteter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst, 2018. p. 40
Series
Högskolan Väst rapport - Urban platsinnovation ; 4
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13088 (URN)
Projects
Urban Platsinnovation
Funder
Interreg Sweden-Norway
Available from: 2018-11-05 Created: 2018-11-05 Last updated: 2019-10-24Bibliographically approved
Arvemo, T., Bernhard, I., Lundh Snis, U., Olsson, A. K. & Torsein, E. (2018). Besökar- och boendestudie i Lysekil sommaren 2017. Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst
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2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie designades och analyserades av Högskolan Väst 2016-2017. Undersökningen kompletterar den besökar- och boendestudie som Högskolan Väst tidigare genomförde inom projektet i Lysekil under sensommaren 2016 (se Högskolan Väst Rapport 2 Urban Platsinnovation Besökar- och boendestudie i Lysekil sensommaren 2017). Denna studie genomfördes under tiden 26 maj - 11 augusti 2017 med 363 svarande respondenter, varav 165 var besökare och 198 permanent boende i Lysekil. Syftet med studien var att öka kunskapen om både besökares och boendes uppfattningar om Lysekil. Högskolan Väst har även genomfört en intervjustudie med centrumaktörer i Lysekil under 2017 (se Högskolan Väst Rapport 4 Urban Platsinnovation Att utveckla Lysekils centrum tillsammans - utmaningar och möjligheter). Studierna1 avser även att bidra gränsöverskridande inspiration samt vara ett underlag för planering och utveckling av kommande centrumutvecklande aktiviteter såväl inom som utanför projektets regi. Undersökningen visar att besökare framför allt kommer till Lysekil för att koppla av och är nöjda med sitt besök i Lysekil samt med service och utbud, stadsmiljö och faciliteter. En stor majoritet av besökarna har besökt Lysekil innan och anger att de kommer att besöka Lysekil igen. Av de besökare är det 88% som sannolikt kommer rekommendera andra ett besök i Lysekil. Ungefär hälften av besökarna bor mer än 10 mil från Lysekil. De permanent boende i Lysekil är också nöjda med utbudet av restauranger, kvalitén på både maten och servicen. De boende var också nöjda med servicen i butikerna men ställde sig neutrala till utbudet av butiker. Det största missnöjet bland de permanent boende i Lysekil finns kring parkeringssituationen. Studien är i stort samstämmig med den besökar- och boendeundersökning som genomfördes 2016. Ett stort antal förbättringsförslag ges av respondenterna och finns redovisade i rapporten. Dessa förslag är allt från konkreta till visionära. Det är vår rekommendation att denna rapport ihop med rapporten från undersökningen 2016 (se Högskolan Västs Rapport 2) delges och diskuteras med de aktörer och nätverk som finns i Lysekil i arbetet i att ta fram nya centrumutvecklande aktiviteter

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst, 2018. p. 27
Series
Högskolan Väst rapport - Urban Platsinnovation ; 5
Keywords
Centrumutveckling, Lysekils kommun, Högskolan Väst
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13069 (URN)
Projects
Urban Platsinnovation
Funder
Interreg Sweden-Norway
Available from: 2018-11-05 Created: 2018-11-05 Last updated: 2019-10-24Bibliographically approved
Bernhard, I., Lundh Snis, U., Olsson, A. K., Torsein, E. & Arvemo, T. (2018). Conceptualizing University-Society Collaboration: A Literature Review Focusing on Drivers of Collaboration. In: ICERI2018 Proceedings: . Paper presented at ICERI2018 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville (Spain). 12th - 14th of November, 2018. (pp. 9036-9042).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptualizing University-Society Collaboration: A Literature Review Focusing on Drivers of Collaboration
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2018 (English)In: ICERI2018 Proceedings, 2018, p. 9036-9042Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Collaboration and learning are vital for development in all sectors of society and there is a constant need for new ideas, innovation and development. Crucial for dealing with contemporary complex challenges on a local, regional, national and global scale is a need for the inclusion of many perspectives and competences. However, collaboration is never friction free but challenging. A reason for this might be that there are different expectations on goals and outcomes due to that collaborating organizations bring different contexts, Inter-organisational collaborations, cultures, traditions etc. These challenges are addressed by several approaches for university-society collaboration, e.g. Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), University-Industry-Government (Triple-helix), University Community Partnership (UCP), and Public Private Academic Partnership (PPAP). These are all aiming at planning, performing, compiling and leveraging knowledge exchange and co-creating sustainable results. What is less developed is what genuine impact such results do have on society, i.e. societal impacts. Thus, there is a need for gaining more knowledge in research about what key mechanisms that constitutes successful collaboration between academia and various public and private organizations in research projects.This conceptual paper explores the underlying concepts of principles that are used as guidelines for successful university-society collaboration. It draws on a literature review of key concepts selected from established frameworks and models that are current in the field of university-society collaboration, e.g. co-creation, trust, relationship building. The aim of the paper is to gain deeper insights in the complex dynamics of research collaboration by combining previous models with current research literature and suggest implications for both model development as well as principles of conduct when societal impact are to be ensured in university-society collaboration. Hence, the research questions to be addressed in this paper are: What are the key concepts that underlie the dynamics of university-society collaboration in the research literature? How can successful university-society collaboration be conceptualized in order to facilitate co-creation and societal impact?

Keywords
University-society collaboration, work-integrated learning, literature review, co-creation, relationship building, trust
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13182 (URN)10.21125/iceri.2018 (DOI)978-84-09-05948-5 (ISBN)
Conference
ICERI2018 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville (Spain). 12th - 14th of November, 2018.
Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2019-10-24Bibliographically 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
Arvemo, T. & Torsein, E. (2018). Identifying Summer Season Segments on the Swedish West Coast: the Case of Lysekil. 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. 59-73). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identifying Summer Season Segments on the Swedish West Coast: the Case of Lysekil
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 , 2018, p. 59-73Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study aims to identify tourist segments present during the summer season in a northern European seaside resort setting. Demographic changes on a global scale bring with them dramatic changes in tourist demand and behavior. This poses new challenges for places that have a history of being attractive summer tourist destinations, challenges that can only be dealt with by informed actors. The small coastal town of Lysekil was chosen as the case of study since it has a history as a traditional northern European seaside resort, experiencing problems with adjusting to changing tourist demand and behavior. In addition, it is geographically separated from other similar towns which facilitates data collection. Data was collected during the summer season, from May to September, with a structured survey. The results identify five segments, what characterize them and when they are present.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2018
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196
Keywords
Market segmentation, tourism marketing, seasonality, cluster analysis
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13416 (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
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)2-s2.0-85075670938 (Scopus ID)9781786439895 (ISBN)978 1 78347 732 6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-07-02 Created: 2018-07-02 Last updated: 2020-02-23Bibliographically approved
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