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Ahmadi, Ahmad
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Ahmadi, A. & Lind, B. (2018). Firms success factors or corporate competitiveness. In: : . Paper presented at International conference on social science, arts, business and education 8th- 9th Augusti 2018, Venice. Italy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Firms success factors or corporate competitiveness
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Competitiveness, success factors
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13378 (URN)
Conference
International conference on social science, arts, business and education 8th- 9th Augusti 2018, Venice. Italy
Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Ahmadi, A. (2017). From work-integrated learning (WIL) to WIL-element. In: INTED2017 Proceedings: . Paper presented at 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 6-8 March, 2017, Valencia, Spain (pp. 7679-7685).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From work-integrated learning (WIL) to WIL-element
2017 (English)In: INTED2017 Proceedings, 2017, p. 7679-7685Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Well-being in the society and improvement of people's life standards are linked to sustainable development in society. Stimulation of the individual's learning, competencies and career development contributes to community development and hence promotion of the sustainable development of our society in the future. Therefore it is of great importance to discuss different learning concepts and developing theories of learning and work integrated learning (WIL).University West vision is a work integrated learning, as approach and method. Discussion and debate about what WIL is and how it should be applied in education and courses is going on constantly on the university and has largely been made since the university was founded. On the syllabuses of different courses on basic and advanced level, stats that the work integrated learning elements should be mentioned. On the guidelines presents examples of what WIL-element can be, leaves to those who plans the courses to identify what such a moment can be. My view is that; as definition and identification of such moments are, left to every employee, there is an uncertainty in what WIL-element actually is. Different disciplines can define the concept differently and thereby the uncertainty is high about what really WIL-elements can be. That is why, I believe it is of great importance to discuss what WIL is?.Purpose of the study is to identify what the colleges at university west, consider to be WIL-elements and how it is applied in practice in courses. The study's purpose is also to contribute to the theoretical development of WIL and theories of learning.Part one is introduction. Part two deals with description of WIL, theoretical foundations for the study. Work-integrated learning has been defined differently and in different ways. But what is common is the combination of theory and practice or academia and work/workplace.In part three discusses approach and survey's design and empirical presentation. In part four presents some facts from reality, ie, empirical facts. Part five is about discussion and conclusions. When discussing WIL, often is focus and emphases is primarily on the workplace and experiential learning. While on University West, is focus on theoretical learning in the first place, not on the workplace. The focus is on the learning that happens at the university and how it should be linked to practice and workplace. This means that the starting point is from the opposite side. Another aspect is that, the perception of WIL, is vague and not precise.

Keywords
Learning, work integrated learning
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Pedagogics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10922 (URN)10.21125/inted.2017.1781 (DOI)978-84-617-8491-2 (ISBN)
Conference
11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 6-8 March, 2017, Valencia, Spain
Available from: 2017-04-26 Created: 2017-04-26 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Ahmadi, A. (2014). Integration of immigrants into Swedish society: Two differentstrategies which have been influenced by politics and culture. In: Tommy Isidorsson (Ed.), The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11-13 2014: Book of Abstracts and Programme. Paper presented at The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11-13 2014 (pp. 229-230). Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integration of immigrants into Swedish society: Two differentstrategies which have been influenced by politics and culture
2014 (English)In: The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11-13 2014: Book of Abstracts and Programme / [ed] Tommy Isidorsson, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2014, p. 229-230Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is description and understanding of the individual career development (as entrepreneur or employee) as a dynamical process. I have studied the interaction and cooperation between different formal (politics) and informal (culture) institutions and their impacts on the individual's carrier development process (as entrepreneur as well as employee) during three different stages, i.e. socialization processes, opportunity identification processes, and finally career formation and development processes. Research methodology is qualitative i.e. case study, and consists of several cases. Study is based on twenty interviews at the two municipalities (10 from each one – four unemployed, three employed and three businessmen/entrepreneurs) and observation of municipalities at the west Sweden so called "Västra götalands Regionen". Individual's career development from two municipalities are compared with each other. Different categories (employed, unemployed and businessmen)are compared and differences in influences of institutions on different categories in two municipalities are identified and described. Study shows that both formal and informal institutions affect individual's career development process during three stages, i.e. socialization processes, career identification/creation processes, and finally career formation's development process. In other words, survey shows that, Politics and culture affects individual's career development and thereby regional development. Theoretical contributions are: results of this study can contribute to different understanding of entrepreneurship, employment and unemployment. It widens theoretical views of the subject, by understanding the role institutions can play at the individual's career development processes. 230 Practical contributions are: results can be used in individual career development by job centers and for planning and avoiding or facing future unemployment. It can also be used in companies and other workplaces planning and construction or formation of employee´s career development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2014
Keywords
Immigrants, integration, Sweden
National Category
Economic Geography
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Human and economic geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13377 (URN)978-91-981195-5-8 (ISBN)
Conference
The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11-13 2014
Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Ahmadi, A. (2012). Career Development as Entrepreneur or Employee.: A Study of Some Immigrants' Individual Career Development in the two Municipalities: Lidköping and Mariestad - Sweden". In: Bernhard, Irene (Ed.) (Ed.), Bernhard, Irene (Ed.), Uddevalla Symposium 2012 : Entrepreneurship and Innovation Networks. Revised papers presented at the 15th Uddevalla Symposium 14-16 June, 2012, Faro, Portugal.: . Paper presented at 15th Uddevalla Symposium 14-16 June, 2012, Faro, Portugal. (pp. 11-27). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Career Development as Entrepreneur or Employee.: A Study of Some Immigrants' Individual Career Development in the two Municipalities: Lidköping and Mariestad - Sweden"
2012 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2012 : Entrepreneurship and Innovation Networks. Revised papers presented at the 15th Uddevalla Symposium 14-16 June, 2012, Faro, Portugal. / [ed] Bernhard, Irene, Trollhättan: University West , 2012, p. 11-27Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2012
Series
Reports University West, ISSN 2002-6188, E-ISSN 2002-6196 ; 2012:02
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, immigrants
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4999 (URN)978-91-977943-4-3 (ISBN)
Conference
15th Uddevalla Symposium 14-16 June, 2012, Faro, Portugal.
Available from: 2013-01-03 Created: 2013-01-03 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Ahmadi, A. (2012). Institutions, processes, and business development: A case study of Iranian entrepreneurs in Sweden (1ed.). In: Hassan Hosseini-Kaladjahi (Ed.), The Iranian community in Sweden: Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 45-64). Tumba: The Multicultural Centre
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutions, processes, and business development: A case study of Iranian entrepreneurs in Sweden
2012 (English)In: The Iranian community in Sweden: Multidisciplinary perspectives / [ed] Hassan Hosseini-Kaladjahi, Tumba: The Multicultural Centre , 2012, 1, p. 45-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tumba: The Multicultural Centre, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
Mångkulturellt centrum, ISSN 1401-2316 ; 2012:6
Keywords
Iranian entrepreaneurs, Sweden, business development
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-5021 (URN)9789186429225 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-01-05 Created: 2013-01-05 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
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