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  • 151.
    Kjellén, Bengt
    University West, Department of Studies of Work, Economics and Health.
    Fear in the workplace: meanings, manifestations and management2002Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 152.
    Kocziszky, Georgi
    et al.
    University of Milscolc.
    Nagy, Zoltan
    University of Miscolc.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Györffy, Ildikó
    University of Miscolc.
    Gender related out-migrationtendencies in Northern Hungary and in Västernorrland, Sweden2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 153.
    Kompaniets, Olga
    et al.
    Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI).
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    The Place Marketing Concept of Rural Municipalities in Northern Sweden: a Content Analysis of the Municipals' Homepages2013In: Romanian Journal of Regional Science, ISSN 1843-8520, E-ISSN 1843-8520, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 11-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The place marketing concept is one of the most popular concepts used in the analysis and promotion of countries, regions, cities and towns. The intensification of competition for investment, tourism and human resources among European cities and towns has increased the importance of being unique. Most studies on place marketing focus on unique selling points and thus on brands of already extensively 'marketed' countries, national capitals and other large metropolitan areas, while the rural towns that need more marketing attention, given their need to overcome their lack of material and non-material resources, are often ignored. This is based on the idea of the promotion to target markets of the unique selling points of the town in question. This paper aims to discuss the extent to which the place marketing concept can be viewed as an essential tool in the effective promotion of 75 rural towns in the seven northernmost regions of Sweden. The paper outlines the reasons why rural towns in Northern Sweden should use place marketing. The article also highlights the basic features of the place marketing concept and its key elements for rural towns as well as describing the target audience for rural towns while identifying their specific needs and wants.

  • 154.
    Kompaniets, Olga
    et al.
    Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    The Place Marketing Conceptof Rural Towns in Northern Sweden: what is the Unique Selling Point?2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The place marketing concept is one of the popular concepts to analyze and promote countries, regions, cities and towns. The intensification of competition for investment, tourism and human resources among European cities and towns has increased the importance of being unique. Most of studies on place marketing however focus on the unique selling points and brands of countries, the capitals and the big cities, while rural towns need more marketing attention due to overcoming the lack of material and non-material resources in the towns. This is based on the idea of promotion to target markets of unique selling point of the town.

    This paper aims to discuss to what extent the place marketing concept as a necessary condition for an effective promotion of 75 rural towns in the seven northernmost regions in Sweden. The paper presents reasons for using the place marketing concept by rural towns in Northern Sweden. Also it contains features of the place marketing concept and its key elements for rural towns, describes the target audience for rural towns with their specific needs and wants.

  • 155.
    Korp, Helena
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Risenfors, Signild
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Etnografi i forskning om ungdomars vardag2013In: Barn- och ungdomsforskning: metoder och arbetssätt / [ed] Erlandsson, Soly I. & Sjöberg, Lena, Lund, 2013, 1. uppl., p. 61-80Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 156.
    Kristiansson, Lilia
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering.
    The impact of Industry Placements on Motivation and Competence Development of Engineering Students in Sweden2013In: The 41st Annual Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association: Disruptions and eruptions as opportunities for transforming education. Abstract book., Reykjavik: Northeastern Educational Research Association, NERA , 2013, p. 333-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the current economic climate increasing pressure is put on universities to provide opportunities

    for students to develop skills necessary for their future employment. Courses which offer a

    placement in industry are becoming more appealing to students. We investigate the impact of

    undertaking an industry placement on engineering students’ motivation for learning and

    competence development.

    Research demonstrates that industry experience increases students’ interest and makes them

    more aware of how theoretical course knowledge is applied to practical situations. This increases

    their interest in the subject because they are more aware of its relevance to their future work. In

    this study we looked at students’ experiences from their work placements and the competences

    they developed. On the basis on this knowledge we investigated the opportunities to introduce

    new elements in course delivery to increase the motivation of non-placement students and

    compared the competences developed by the students who undertook placements and those who

    did not.

    The study was carried out at the University West, Sweden in 2010-2012 among the mechanical

    engineering undergraduates. The students were asked to complete a questionnaire. The students

    who went on placements had to answer an extended set of questions about their placement

    experience and competence development. The non-placement students answered questions about

    competence development only.

    The collected data showed that the placement students gave very positive feedback about their

    practice and the analysis demonstrated that this practical experience supports and inspires their

    further study. The students’ evaluation has encouraged tutors to introduce new practice-based

    problems in relevant courses, conduct mixed group tutorials and share placement students’

    experience with all of their peers. We believe that these new practices will improve motivation

    among non-placement students and enhance their learning process. We also anticipate that

    placement and non-placement students will have developed different sets of competences, which

    will inform our teaching practices. This study will be important for other tutors who have students

    on courses with an industry experience option who are interested in using the placement

    students’ experiences and competence development to enhance motivation in the class as a

    whole.

  • 157.
    Kärmander, Ludvig
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
    Värderingar i arbetslivet: En kvalitativ studie av arbetsvärderingar hos generation X och Y2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study was to examine which values in the workplace that existed within the two generations, X and Y, if these differed and were consistent with previous research. Working Values were divided into three categories; Leadership, Loyalty and Motivation. The study was made with a qualitative approach and conducted at a large construction company. A semi-structured interview was used on four participants, two men and two women. All worked as foremen and two of the participants belonged to the generation X and generation Y. For the analysis, a thematic analysis was used to develop relevant themes. The results that emerged showed that there were differences between the generations, but these were relatively small, and the question may also be whether it really was due to generation or to other factors, such as age or experience. The most obvious differences that's been emerged within motivation was that generation Y not valued high salary as high as generation X and that generation Y tended to look to their own personal development a bit more than generation X, which instead saw salary and influence as an important factor. Within Leadership was generation X was in need of immediate feedback, such as in terms of quick response and feedback of their performance, while generation Y was in need of more continuous feedback and jacking while working. Within loyalty generation X tended to want to combine work life and private life, while generation Y puts leisure in the first place, even if they also were willing to make sacrifices for their employer. Generation Y also had somewhat greater expectations of their employers

  • 158.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Exploring service quality in the health and fitness industry2007In: Managing Service Quality, ISSN 0960-4529, E-ISSN 1758-8030, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 41-53Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 159.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Mänsklig kvalitetsutveckling2009 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 160.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Service quality in fitness centres: examining the dimensions2016In: 1st International Conference on Advanced Business and Social Sciences, 28-29/1, 2016, Jelantik, Indonesia, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The fitness industry is expanding in most parts of the world. Nevertheless,the amount of research regarding this industry has thus far been relativelylimited. In previous research, quality dimensions for fitness companieshave been explored and a tentative framework has been proposed. Thepurpose for the present study is to examine the framework and quantifyits components. A survey has been conducted. A questionnaire based onprevious research was developed and delivered by telephone to 86 fitnesscentres of which 67 agreed to participate, giving a response rate of 78%.The items of the quality dimensions in the studied framework were analysedwith Cronbach's Alpha and were found to be statistically reliable. Theunderlying structure of the enablers in the framework was examined withexplorative factor analysis resulting in five underlying enablers. Moreover,the impact of the enablers on the profitability of the centres was measured.The results should be interesting for managers in this sector, as well as, forthe advancement of service quality theory.

  • 161.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    The learning process of health service procurement2011In: 14th QSS and Toulon-Verona Conference, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 162.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    De tre intelligenserna: [Recension av boken LQ - Ledarintelligens: Så utvecklar du din ledarintelligens med hjälp av själ, hjärta och hjärna av Marika Ronthy]2013In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 5, p. 62-62Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 163.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Entrepreneurial learning for quality and competitiveness: a study in the spa-industry2015In: 10 European Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ECIE, 16-18/9 2015, Genua, Italy, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 164.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Förändra med finess: [Recension av boken STÅ ALDRIG STILL! – Så kan du använda kommunikation och ledarskap för att drivaframgångsrik förändring av Per Schlingman.]2014In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 1, p. 62-62Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 165.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Långsiktig livskraft [recension av Organisatorisk resiliens av Stefan Tengblad och Margareta Oudhuis]2015In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 3, p. 53-53Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Vad kännetecknar livskraftiga verksamheter, som står emot kriser och levererar goda resultat över lång tid? Det är utgångspunkten i denna djupdykning i begreppet organisatorisk resiliens.

  • 166.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Nå framgång med salutogen kultur: [recension av boken – Salutogen kultur - Från värdegrund till verksamhetsnytta av Anders Hanson]2016In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 1, p. 58-58Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 167.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Rätt hjärnfunktion krävs för ett effektivt och gott ledarskap: [recension av boken – Neuroledarskap av Katarina Gospic och Stefan Falk]2016In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 3, p. 50-50Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 168.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Samarbete som gör oss friskare2012In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 3, p. 62-62Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 169.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Skaffa hjärnkoll: [recension av boken Välj rätt - En guide till bra beslut av Katarina Gospic]2013In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 1, p. 62-62Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 170.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Stressa mindre och få mer gjort [recension av Effektiv tidshantering av Bosse Angelöw]2015In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 1, p. 40-40Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Tidsbrist är en av dagens stora utmaningar. Här serveras läsaren en rad strategier för att få mer gjort på kortare tid.

  • 171.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering.
    The Quality Café: developing the World-Café method for organizational learning by including quality management tools2019In: Total quality management and business excellence (Online), ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371, Vol. 30, no 13-14, p. 1515-1527Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine the possibility of integrating the World Café method with the affinity diagram tool from quality management. The proposed combination is called the Quality Café. Quality Cafés were carried out at seven spa hotels, one municipality and two student organisations. The cafés were assessed with feedback seminars and questionnaires. The findings show that the method was appreciated by the participants. It contributed to profound dialogues with deepening insights, which stimulated creativity, increased understanding for quality issues and allowed a more holistic view. In addition, the method was experienced as enjoyable and in itself creating coherence. The findings were related to organisational learning theory and several connections were found. The Quality Café should be a useful method for researchers in social science as well as for practitioners. A limitation is that determining the specific effects of the Quality Café method compared to the original World Café is difficult.

  • 172.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Visar vägen bortom glastaket2015In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 5, p. 50-50Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 173.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Bäckström, Ingela
    Mid Sweden University, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    The relationship between quality management and health: exploring the underlying dimensions2010In: International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, ISSN 1746-6482, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 109-123Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The first purpose of this study was to verify the relationship betweenworkplace health and quality management, particularly the values 'leadership commitment' and 'participation of everybody' whose importance previous research has pointed to. The second purpose of the study was to examine the constituents and mechanics of the relationships between health and those values. A case study was carried out in a Swedish manufacturing company using data triangulation in the form of in-depth interviews and focus-group interviews on three levels.

    The findings show that the perceptions of the quality management values were significantly correlated with the employees' perception of their health. This finding substantiates earlier studies indicating a relationship between quality and health. Important dimensions of 'leadership commitment' and 'participation of everybody', regarding health, were identified and described in models. The paper provides additional understanding of the connection between quality management and health, particularly regarding the role of leadership. 

  • 174.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Chebl, Rana
    Rios Tuesta, M
    Organisational Learning and Six Sigma Deployment Evaluation in an IT Setting.2009In: Proceedings of ECIME 2009, 2009, p. 274 - CD-ROM-Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 175.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    Linnaeus University, Kalmar.
    A healthier working life: the importance of work-integrated learn-ing and physical exercise2016In: 19th QMOD Proceedings. International Confernce on Qualtiy and Service Sciences. Building a Culture for Quality, Innovation and Sustainability, 21-23 September 2016, University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy / [ed] Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park & Jens J. Dahlgaard, Lund, 2016, p. 1738-1747Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AbstractPurpose - The purpose of the paper is to explore the role of learning and physical exercise foremployee health from a quality management perspective. Possible correlations that exist betweenemployees' health, work-integrated learning, physical exercise and dimensions underlyingleadership commitment and participation are examined. A case study has been undertakenat a highly innovative company in Sweden. An additional aim is to examine the possibilities forimprovements for the company has as it is in an expansive state.Methodology/approach - The empirical data are derived from two focus group interviews withselected employees having different functions in the studied organisation and two in-depth interviews.Additionally, a questionnaire has been completed by all employees that were presentduring a company meeting. The interviews are analysed with a method inspired by groundedtheory. In addition a SWOT-analysis was carried out.Findings - The statistical analysis revealed significant correlations between the employees' healthand the dimensions development and being informed. Significant correlation was also found betweenthe employees' health and physical exercise during working hours as well as betweenemployee health and work integrated learning. Moreover, the interviews gave insights into theimportant role that physical exercise during the working day has for employee well-being.Research limitation/implication - Since this is a case study the possibility to generalise thefindings outside the company may be limited.Originality/value - The connection between employee health, work-integrated learning andphysical exercise for employees has not been very well examined in previous research.

  • 176.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Work Integrated Learning for Schoool Quality and Health2011In: 10th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management: 15 - 18 February 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011, p. 580-585Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 177.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering.
    Travis, Fred
    Maharishi University of Management, USA.
    Developing a neuropsychological measurement to capture workplace learning2014In: PMA (The Performance Management Association) 14 Conference Proceedings: Performance Management: Designing the High-Performing Organization, Aarhus: Aarhus University , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of the paper is to develop a measurement instrument which measures workplace learning and reflects the connections between quality, learning and brain functioning. 

    Design/ Approach/ Methodology

    A literature review is conducted, investigating measures of workplace learning as well as the connections between brain functioning and management. Further studies will use the Brain Integration Scale, whether the brain functions in isolated units or as an integrated whole, calculated from brain waves measured during two reaction-time tasks, to compare levels of brain integration with measures of quality and learning.

     Findings

    The dimensions “empathy”, “integrity”, “presence and communication”, “influence”, “development”, “being informed”, “work-integrated learning” and “flow” were found to be relevant from the literature review to be tested for inclusion in the measurement instrument. Other measures which has shown to be correlated with high brain integration could be included as well. 

    Practical implication

    High organisational change requires continuous flexibility of leaders and co-workers, which can lead to poor health. The proposed measurement instrument can be used by managers togain insight into underlying mechanisms in the organisational culture that influence employees´ learning and potential for development. It could be used as a first step for improvements “to break the ice”.

    Orginality/value

    Traditional ways of measuring working environment are rarely connected to brain functioning of the employees. Only requiring small resources, this approach adds to an understanding of underlying mechanisms.

  • 178.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Travis, Frederick
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Entrepreneurship, organisational success and brain integration2011In: Uddevalla Symposium 2011 : Entrepreneurial knowledge, technology and transformation of regions: 16-18 June, Bergamo, Italy / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, 2011, p. 431-439Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 179.
    Larsson, Ida
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Krol, Nicole
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Sjuksköterskors syn på ledningens säkerhetsarbete: en kvantitativ studie om tillit, organisationsidentifikation och säkerhetsklimat2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Trust can be linked with confidence when speaking of confidence in another person's actions and reliability. The concept of organizational identification (OID) describes the degree to which individuals identify with their organization. OID affects the level of trust in management, and the extent to which employees identify with the organization's values and goals. The purpose of this study was to investigate nurses' degree of confidence in management's safety work and how the correlation appeared between trust, OID, and number of years employed in the organization. The study was based on two issues: 1) Is there a link between perceived trust in management's safety and level of OID and will it in this study be considered a positive correlation? 2) What is the connection between the nurses' length of service, age and level of OID? The study was conducted using a quantitative method, and data were collected through a questionnaire survey. The sample consisted of 42 nurses at a hospital in the Västra Götaland region. The survey instrument was based on two established questionnaires where relevant issues to study were selected in order to measure the variables trust and OID. The collected data were interpreted and analyzed in the software IBM SPSS Statistics21. The result was based on responses from 32 nurses, when 10 questionnaires were disregarded. The study results showed that the degree of trust in management and the degree of OID depends on each other. To a large extent, having faith in management's safety was related to a high degree of OID experience with the organization. Results also showed that the degree of OID did not increase with the age or the number of years in the organization. Previous research with the results of the study revealed the importance of the relationship between the level of perceived trust in management and the OID

  • 180.
    Laskar, Pia
    et al.
    The Royal Armoury Museum and the Swedish History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Johansson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Mulinari, Diana
    University of Lund, Gender Studies, Sweden.
    Decolonising the Rainbow Flag2016In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 192-217Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the article is to explore the location and the meaning given to the rainbow flag in places outside the hegemonic centre. Through three case studies in the global North and South, held together by a multi-ethnographic approach, as well as a certain theoretical tension between the rainbow flag as a boundary object and/or a floating signifier, we seek to study where the flag belongs, to whom it belongs, with particular focus on how. The three case studies, which are situated in a city in the Global South (Buenos Aires), in a conflict war zone in the Middle East (the West Bank) and in a racialised neighbourhood in the Global North (Sweden), share despite their diversity a peripheral location to hegemonic forms of knowledge production regimes. Central to our analysis is how the rainbow flag is given a multitude of original and radical different meanings that may challenge the colonial/Eurocentric notions which up to a certain extent are embedded in the rainbow flag. © 2009-2017 Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research. All rights reserved.

  • 181.
    Lassbo, Göran
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Att nalkas det komplexa: utvecklingsekologi2013In: Barn- och ungdomsforskning: metoder och arbetssätt / [ed] Erlandsson, Soly I. & Sjöberg, Lena, Lund, 2013, 1. uppl., p. 47-59Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 182. Lilja, Mona
    et al.
    Vinthagen, Stellan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Inledning2009In: Motstånd / [ed] Lilja, Mona, Vinthagen, Stellan, Malmö: Liber , 2009, p. 11-23Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 183. Lilja, Mona
    et al.
    Vinthagen, Stellan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Maktteorier2009In: Motstånd / [ed] Lilja, Mona,Vinthagen, Stellan, Malmö: Liber , 2009, p. 27-45Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 184. Lilja, Mona
    et al.
    Vinthagen, Stellan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Motståndsteorier2009In: Motstånd / [ed] Lilja, Mona, Vinthagen, Stellan, Malmö: Liber , 2009, p. 47-93Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 185.
    Lingärde, Svante
    et al.
    Malmö Högskola.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    En skälig levnadsnivå för barn2013In: Barnfattigdom / [ed] Rauhut, Daniel, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 119-140Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 186.
    Liss, Ann
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Exempel 9: Uppsökande socialt arbete: en gränsöverskridande arbetsmetod2019In: Samverkansforskning: att främja barns och ungas välfärd / [ed] Lena Nilsson & Emma Sorbring (red.), Stockholm: Liber, 2019, p. 96-100Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 187.
    Liss, Ann
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Utvärdering av kompetensutvecklingsprogrammet Autism 20002001Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 188.
    Littke, Helene
    et al.
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Foss, Olaf
    Norsk Institut for By- og Regionalforskning.
    Services of General Interest and Regional Development in the ESPON Space2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 189.
    Littke, Hélène
    et al.
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, avd. Urbana och regionala studier.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Minimum Levels of Services of General Interest: what Fundamental Rights do Individuals and Services have?2013In: Europe XXI, ISSN 1429-7132, Vol. 23, p. 47-68Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The European Union is currently experiencing a period of significant upheaval. The financial crisis, structural changes in the economy and population decline in many regions combine to make a difficult situation even worse in respect of SGI. To mitigate these problems EU policy on economic, social and territorial cohesion aims to remove regional differences and to otherwise affect policies to ensure the right to the same service status regardless of localisation. This paper aims to discuss what a minimum level of SGI means to individuals and enterprises. The key EU policy documents offer no guidance in terms of defining what a minimum level of SGI is, for either individuals or enterprises. It is up to the Member States to define the thresholds; national policies, traditions and moral values thereby creating a vague and heterogeneous notion of what constitutes a minimum level of SGI provision.

  • 190.
    Littke, Hélène
    et al.
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, avd. Urbana och regionala studier.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Foss, Olaf
    Norsk Institutt för By og Regionalforskning.
    Services of general interest and regional development in the European Union2013In: Romanian Journal of Regional Science, ISSN 1843-8520, E-ISSN 1843-8520, Vol. 7, no June 15, p. 88-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims at comparing the scientific literature and key EU policy documents on the impact of services of general interest on regional development. The study proposes to answer two questions: (1) how do the scientific literature and EU policy documents differ in terms of which services of general interest are seen to have an impact on regional development and (2) why do they identify different services of general interest as important for regional development? The method used is qualitative discourse analysis.

    The results indicate that services of general interest have a rather different assumed impact on regional development in the scientific literature and in the key EU policy documents. Eight out of the fourteen services of general interest analysed in this study are either not mentioned at all or are only indirectly touched upon in the studied EU policy documents. The EU policy documents consider the drivers for regional development to be transport, ICT and telecommunications, electricity, education and health.

  • 191.
    Ljung, Margareta
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Cracking the Body’s Armour: Young People´s Need for Musical Experiences in a Rational Society2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to problematize young people’s desires for musical experiences in Western society by theoretically analyzing such needs from a deep psychological as well as a sociological perspective. The rationalized society and new patterns of socialization form the foci of analysis. Further, special emphasis is placed on understanding and analyzing the causes of the high volume of music played at rock concerts and music festivals. Music is a medium that allows young people to get in contact with and process the deep psychological patterns that, in contemporary society, are often repressed by hard rationality. It is claimed that new patterns of socialization have made it more difficult for adolescents to establish contact with, and to integrate into, the pre-oedipal mental layer, which is a prerequisite for growth, achieving a greater degree of maturity, and the progression to and realization of new life phases.

  • 192.
    Ljung, Margareta
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Ethical Conceptions of Young People in Different Work Areas2002In: International Sociological Association, 2002Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Transition to a post-industrial society has implied great changes, including partial dissolution of existing value systems and of btraditional unitary conceptions regarding work, identity, rationality, truth and morality. Increased globalization, faster communication and, not least, greater mobility between different nations and cultures have caused changes of traditional value systems. Many people today, especially young people, experience difficulty defining moral questions and values which they find complicated and hard to agree on. However, interest in moral and ethical questions has not diminished. On the contrary, as traditional basic moral values have begun to dissolve, people are becoming forced to reflect upon their own personal responsibility to other people and how society is actually functioning on an ethical plane. Research today shows that new patterns of working life with increased flexibility, but also accompanying stress and uncertainty are a consequence of deep structural changes. This has consequences for human identity, which is exposed to fragmentation and disconnectedness. The ethic dimension of the human character is expressed by loyalty, trust and mutual interaction, which are not easy to maintain today in working life. The changes affecting working life can also be noticed in other social areas - school, family and social interaction as a whole. A resulting powerlessness and marginalization from traditional support systems characterizes the social situation of many young people. The present study investigates how young people in western Sweden reason, think and act based on their conception of the world of morality. Young people from different work areas are being interviewed - from industry, a computer company, health care and adult education. Relevant concepts are authority, self-respect, deviation, trust, strength-weakness, solidarity and compassion.

  • 193.
    Ljung, Margareta
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Function Based Manning and Aspects of Flexibility2010In: WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA), ISSN 1651-436X, E-ISSN 1654-1642, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 121-133Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the article is to examine the concept of flexibility from a shipping perspective. Flexibility is examined in order to develop strategies, theoretical and applicable, in the field of Function Based Manning (FBM), for achieving optimized manning, which is not the same as reduced manning, with a healthy crew. This is a complex concept in many aspects. Based on research on working life and work organizations conducted by social scientists, two aspects of flexibility are examined; functional flexibility including job enrichment and competence training, and working time flexibility. These issues are analyzed from a shipping perspective. The concept is double-edged in the sense that it entails both having flexibility and being flexible. Does flexibility only serve the interests of the employer? Or, do workers also benefit from flexibility? By combining these two aspects of flexibility, a win-win situation benefiting both employers and employees can be achieved. This article highlights and discusses strategies intended to promote the implementation of amodel of optimized manning.

  • 194.
    Ljung, Margareta
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Samtal i natten på en kommandobrygga2012In: En gestalt, många berättelser: en vänbok till Lars-Erik Berg / [ed] Jessica Mjöberg & Anetter Lundin, Skövde: Skövde: Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle , 2012, p. 149-159Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 195.
    Ljung, Margareta
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Lützhöft, Margareta
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Shipping and Marine Technology, .
    Functions, performances and perceptions of work on ships2014In: WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA), ISSN 1651-436X, E-ISSN 1654-1642, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 231-250Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The demands for greater efficiency and increased profitability in shipping have increased with hardened competition. In recent years major reductions in manning have been made. When the STCW Convention was revised in 1995, this led to changes in terms of the organization of work on board. By using a functional approach, it became possible to handle current demands that all tasks on board are founded on competency-based skills. This article reports the results from an investigation of work functions performed on board ships. The aim was to investigate how these functions are performed today and how marine officers perceived this. Main questions were as follows: How do officers handle the working situation with a reduced crew? Which job functions do they have and how are these performed? How do officers experience the work situation on board? Field studies, involving participant observation and interviews on various types of vessels were conducted and issues were illuminated and analyzed from a socio-technical perspective. The results revealed some specific areas. Reduced crews highlight the need for the right kind of knowledgeable people. Not everyone can be good at everything, maybe not even within their own profession. The predominating issue is about the increased administrative work and the lack of skills development. A continuous professional development should be part of the work and a planned activity. Vessel crews are trying to create flexible solutions for performing the work on board. They are doing this in various ways, depending on the number of the crew, the leadership and the specific vessel culture.

  • 196.
    Ljung, Margareta
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Oudhuis, Margareta
    Safety on passenger ferries from catering staff’s perspective2016In: Social Sciences, ISSN 2076-0760, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 5, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The majority of employees on passenger ferries consist of the catering staff: those who operate in restaurants, shops, and in the hotel on board. Research on this category is scant. The aim of this study is to investigate the catering staff’s experiences and perceptions of safety practice on board passenger ferries. The methods are semi-structured interviews and a qualitative content analysis of official documents and research articles. Results: Increased safety regulations and directives on an international and a national level have taken place after the major ferry disasters of late 1990s. Changes in the safety organization on the passenger ferries have resulted in more involvement of the catering crew in safety on board. Safety awareness and the way the catering staff think about safety have improved. The risk of terrorism has further reinforced safety awareness. A clear challenge for safety work on ferries is the reduction of catering crew. The transition to job flexibility for catering crew may constitute risk factors regarding safety and security. © 2016 by the author.

  • 197.
    Ludlow, David
    et al.
    University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K..
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Services of General Interest2013In: Europa XXI, ISSN 1429-7132, Vol. 23, p. 69-84Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 198. Lundahl, Mikela
    Från genus till sexuell mångfald.2006In: Från Sapfo till Cyborg / [ed] Lennerhed Lena, Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag , 2006, p. 201-229Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 199.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    et al.
    University West, Department of Informatics and Mathematics.
    Östlund, Christian
    University West, Department of Informatics and Mathematics.
    Crossing Boundaries Through Work-integrated Knowledge Communities2003In: E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, San Diego, CA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) , 2003, p. 1707-1710Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports from the preliminary lessons learned of an action case study in which learning initiatives in a business organisation are investigated. The main question is abouthow to integrate knowledge and learning processes in business work processes? We are at present facing the challenge of integrating an actual business work process with an sustainable knowledgeand learning process in an on-going action case research project together with a company withinthe chemical industry. We argue for a greater appreciation of informal learning processes as powerful complements to formal training and capability building. The implications from the casestudy so far, are that the business processes need to reconsider its learning capacity from the pointof view of actual work practice. We propose the vision of a work-integrated knowledge community that is facilitated by crossing boundaries in the daily work practice of business organisations

  • 200.
    Lycke, Liselott
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Tano, Ingrid
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Kvalitetskultur och lärande organisation genom AIL2016In: ViLär 2016, konferens 8-9 december 2016, Vänersborg / [ed] Kristina Johansson, Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst , 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under de senaste decennierna har offentlig sektor pressats att öka effektiviteten, minska kostnaderna och förbättra kvaliteten, bl.a. genom påverkan från New Public Management (NPM). Detta innebär bland annat ökad marknads¬orientering, ökad konkurrens, kundfokus, förbättrad service, decentralisering, större kontroll och ökat fokus på ledarskap (Thylefors, 2016).Universiteten är myndigheter inom den offentliga sektorn och har märkt av effektiviseringskraven och kostnadsjakten. Lärosäten är komplexa professionella organisationer där högutbildade personer arbetar självständigt och styr sitt eget arbete. Det innebär att beslutsfattandet ofta är decentraliserat och att ledarskapet ofta är svagt. Konsekvensen blir organisationer som är svåra att förändra (Mintzberg, 1989).Vid Högskolan Väst pågår det en innovativ process för att bygga upp en kvalitetskultur och ett hållbart, effektivt sätt att arbeta. Syftet är bl.a. kostnadsreducering och effektivisering genom förenkling och transparens. Projektet startade hösten 2014 och ett omfattande arbete med att identifiera och kartlägga processer pågår. Under processkartläggningen deltar medarbetare från olika områden och funktioner inom hela högskolan och hänsyn har tagits till kompetens och personliga kunskaper och erfarenheter.Genom regelbundna träffar i workshop har deltagarna bidragit med personliga och organisatoriska kunskaper när processerna kartlagts. Arbetssättet som använts är AIL-modellen beskriven av Eriksson (Eriksson, 2015). Modellen är ett arbetssätt där teoribaserad kunskap och erfarenhet bearbetas genom produktiv reflektion. Reflektionen utvecklar nytt, djupare lärande som inte¬greras i det pågående arbetet. Bearbetandet av nytt lärande och erfarenhetsba¬serad kunskap bidrar till att ny, djupare, kunskap utvecklas. Denna nya kunskap kan i sin tur integreras i arbetet och blir ny kompetens för deltagarna.Under kartläggningen har komplexiteten i lärosätets verksamhet blivit tydlig och resulterar i en gemensam bild, vilket bidragit till att skapa en helhetssyn genom ökad förståelse för hur detaljerna samverkar. Författarna, som båda varit involverade i projektet i olika grad, har genom sina kunskaper, erfarenheter och roller inom lärosätet insett att projektet kan bidra till ett nytt sätt att arbeta som integrerar kvalitetsarbetet i det dagliga arbetet. Processkartläggningen skapar förutsättningar för att t.ex. integrera kvalitetssäkringssystemet för utbildning på ett tydligt sätt. Författarna är just nu involverade i det arbetet. Arbetssättet och det breda deltagandet har bidragit till stort engagemang och skapar goda förutsättningar för ett nytt processorienterat synsätt där förståelse för verksamhetens processer och komplexitet underlättas. Detta ger i sin tur förutsättningar för att bygga en lärande organisation med tydlig kvalitetskultur.

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