Change search
Refine search result
891011 501 - 550 of 550
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 501.
    Towns, Ann E.
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Karlsson, Erika
    Linköping University.
    Eyre, Joshua
    Göteborg University.
    The equality conundrum: Gender and nation in the ideology of the Sweden Democrats2014In: Party Politics, ISSN 1354-0688, E-ISSN 1460-3683, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 237-247Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the gender ideology of the parliamentary radical right populist party (RRPP) – the Sweden Democrats. More specifically, the article analyses how the party integrates old nationalist ideas about the importance of traditional gender roles and male superiority for the stability and welfare of the nation with new nationalist ideas about Sweden as the most gender-equal nation in the world. Prior studies suggest that RRPPs have integrated gender equality as a policy measure against multiculturalism and immigration. Our analysis shows this to be true also of the Sweden Democrats. However, unlike prior scholarship, we argue that the integration of gender equality is a tenuous and difficult one, as nationalist ideologies generally rest on ideas of sexual difference and male superiority. While the Sweden Democrats claim to support gender equality in discussions of multiculturalism and immigration, the party is a fierce critic of gender equality in all other contexts.

  • 502.
    Towns, Ann
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Niklasson, Birgitta
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Gender, International Status, and Ambassador Appointments2016In: Foreign Policy Analysis, ISSN 1743-8586, E-ISSN 1743-8594, Vol. 0, p. 1-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Focusing on ambassador appointments, the aim of this pioneering article is to address some fundamental questions about where men and women are positioned in diplomacy. Most of the gender-related diplomacy studies are limited to individual Ministry of Foreign Affairs and say little about diplomacy as an aggregate set of practices. We draw on theories of gender and positional status to ask whether there are gender patterns in ambassador appointments—with men occupying positions of higher military and economic status than women—much like the ones found in other institutions. Our analyses are based on a unique data set containing almost 7,000 ambassador appointments, made by the fifty highest ranked countries in terms of GDP in 2014. The results show that female ambassadors are less likely to occupy high-status ambassadorships than men. In short, gender patterns, linked to power and status, are present also in ambassador appointments. Diplomacy studies need to do much more to address the presence and impact of gender in international affairs.

  • 503.
    Träff, Jennifer
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Kristensson, Johan
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Alpha på den svenska fondmarknaden: Har förvaltningsavgiften någon påverkan på alpha?2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Mutual funds in Sweden are a very popular and attractive investment option for both companies and civilians. Fondbolagens förening claims that almost every Swedish person have some sort of fund saving and that the number of mutual funds on the Swedish market have grown during the last years. Today there is almost 2 500 mutual funds for an investor to choose from. It can make it hard for civilians and companies to know which mutual fund to invest in. To ease the decision have many models been developed in a try to prognosticate the mutual funds expected return, one of them the CAPM-model. The model has been further developed to make it possible to compare mutual fund performance. Many scientists have during the years tried to find variables that can affect the mutual funds' performance, the opinions are different but many scientists believe that the mutual funds fees and size are common factors.This study examines the performance of fifteen Swedish equity funds during a period of ten years. The performance then analyzes and thereafter the performance is put in relation to the mutual funds fee and size to find an eventual relationship.

    The study is done in a quantitative approach were we assume three hypotheses, thereafter deduction is used to find relate theory to empiricism. Therefore we use a hypothetical-deductive method to make conclusions. We find that the examined equity funds have a lower risk and return than the market portfolios. Like many other scientists we find that it is hard for the examined Swedish equity funds to outperform the market, the mutual funds have during the examined period underperformed the market. We can show that fees are significant and can explain variations in alpha, but the relationship is very weak. We cannot show any relationship between a mutual funds size and it´s return, which means that the return isn´t affected by the fund size.

  • 504.
    Tsai, Jia-Jiuan
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    What Is the Problem Represented to Be?: A Case Study of How China Central Television Network Represents the Problems in the Chinese Two-Child Policy2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In 2016, the Chinese one-child policy officially ended and was replaced by the two-child policy, which was designed to increase the fertility rate. However, the fertility rate had not increased as the state expected.

    This thesis aims to provide a descriptive analysis of how China Central Television Network (CCTV) represents the problems that the two-child policy seeks to address between 1st January 2017 and 31st March 2019.

    The purview of social constructivism, framing theory, and more precisely, "What's the problem represented to be?" developed by Carol Bacchi (2012), are used to analytically unpack how the news is framed. Within the analytical framework, this study conducts a single-case design with qualitative content analysis to investigate latent meanings in CCTV's news articles.

    This study identifies that the problems in the policy are framed as a population problem (i.e. the low fertility rate, labour shortage, population aging) and an economic problem (i.e. the economic system, structure and development). I further suggest that the "priority of national interests" and "male chauvinism" are assumptions that underpin the representation. Also, that the issues of "discrimination against women" and the "elderly care system" are unproblematised. Additionally, due to the Chinese censorship, it seems difficult to criticise the representation.

  • 505.
    Tsouknidas, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Ekvall, Nicole
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Konkursprognostisering på den svenska marknaden: En undersökning av Altmans Z''-score2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Problem: Altman's Z-score model is a well-known and a recognized bankruptcy prediction model in the United States dating back to the 60's. Since we use a different accounting model in Sweden, the Z-score model hasn't been used to such extent in this part of the world, due to different regulations. The prediction model is based on a multiple discriminant analysis (MDA), and its main purpose is to evaluate companies whether there is any risk of default in the nearest future. The fourth edition of Z-score; Z''-score is fitted for the service industry and hasn't been studied on the Swedish market as widely as Z-score. To investigate if Altman's Z" score and its critical value can be applied to another well-known model, Robert Merton's Distance to default, (which is based on option pricing theory) a statistical test has been conducted.

    Purpose: The purpose of this empirical paper is to try Altman's Z-score model on the Swedish market, on non-manufacturing companies. We will also compare Altmans Z"score to another bankruptcy prediction model called Distance to default, DTD, to see what happens when the DTD Z-scores are being converted into Altman's critical values.

    Method: To investigate the credibility of the Z''-score model and Distance to default on the Swedish market, a certain number of companies have been selected and examined, where 50% of the companies are already bankrupt, and 50% are not. The companies financial ratios have been analysed according to the Z''-score model.

    Conclusion: This paper shows that financial ratios analysed with Altman's Z''-score, can predict a bankruptcy. The companies examined in this study, both healthy and defaulted, shows a Z-score with high credibility. One year before the bankruptcy, the model shows a precision of 90% which means that in nine out of ten examined companies, the multiple discriminant analysis could predict an upcoming default one year before it happens. It also shows a high precision for the healthy companies; it confirms that there is no default risk in the nearest future. In the test between Altman's Z "score and distance to default, we found that the models showed almost the same predictions of the companies, where Altman's model was slightly better than DTD.

  • 506.
    Uca, Xélat
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Nerso, Joyce
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    An analysis of the representation of EU immigrants and other immigrants in British Press during the Brexit-referendum period: A comparative study on how EU immigrants and other immigrants were represented by the British press during the Brexit-referendum period2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Media representation has a powerful effect on the opinions and behavior of the public and can affect how different groups are perceived and treated. This research aims to describe and compare how European immigrants and other immigrants are represented in The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian during the Brexit referendum period. The theoretical part is based on constructivism and representation theory to explore how European immigrants and other immigrants are represented in the British media within the areas of culture, religion and the economy. The research is qualitative and uses articles by The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian to collect data material; all articles are analyzed between the periods of January the 1th 2016 until the 31th of December 2016. The analysis shows that EU immigrants and other immigrants are portrayed differently, where EU immigrants are mainly represented through economic features, they are portrayed as both a threat and a resource to the economy and labour. While other immigrants are merely represented through cultural and religious aspects, they are mainly represented as dangerous and violent.

  • 507.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. NU Hospital Group.
    The emergence of sharing and gaining knowledge: Towards smartwork in healthcare2017In: Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS),, 2017, p. 2578-2586Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this research-in-progress paper is on digitalization of healthcare in relation to work and learning. The aim is to explore the introduction of social technologies for collaboration and knowledge sharing at work. The empirical data is from a pilot study in the Swedish healthcare sector, involving emergency resident physicians, medical library team, and hospital management. Preliminary findings shed lights on some of the tensions and conflicting perspectives related to the digital workplace, and how to balance between them seems to be the challenge (personal vs. professional; medical vs. administrative; flexibility vs. institutionalization). This study also indicates that there is potential for collegial collaboration, knowledge sharing, and learning and argue that better integration in daily practice and new ways of working may contribute to meet demand for health-related IT competence for healthcare staff and the benefit of patients as well. © 2017 Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2017. All rights reserved.

  • 508.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Towards Digital Collaboration in Daily Work: Knowledge Sharing and Learning in Healthcare2016In: Proceedings of IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016 / [ed] Pareto, Lena, Svensson, Lars, Lundin, Johan, Lundh Snis, Ulrika Lundh Snis, 2016, p. 1-16Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The ongoing digitalization of society is bringing working life and social life closer together, posing both challenges and opportunities with respect to communication, knowledge sharing and everyday learning. The overall purpose of this research is to contribute with knowledge of the role and potential of Information Technology (IT) in relation to learning in the working life for health professionals. The subject of this exploratory study is on the introduction of social technologies for internal communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing at work. The methodology is qualitative and the empirical setting is in the Swedish healthcare sector, involving emergency resident physicians and hospital management and administration. The findings suggest that the introduction of digital collaboration and networking sites have potential to increase collegial communication and contribute to knowledge sharing and learning. However, to achieve these positive effects, digital collaboration need to be integrated in daily practice and include new ways of working. This study also highlights that there is need for better tools and methods for continuous monitoring and development in this area in practical settings

  • 509.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Byström, Katriina
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    ICT and Learning Usability at Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Physicians in Everyday Practice2016In: Nordic Contributions in IS Research: 7th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2016 and IFIP8.6 2016, Ljungskile, Sweden, August 7-10, 2016, Proceedings / [ed] Ulrika Lundh Snis, Springer International Publishing , 2016, p. 176-190Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 510.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. NU Hospital Group.
    Byström, Katrina
    Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Service, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway.
    The Workplace in Transition: Exploring Emerging Challenges and Demands for New Competence2017In: 10th International Conference on Researching Work & Learning: Transitions, Transformations And Transgressions In Work And Learning & Work And Learning Research Book of Abstracts, 6–8 December 2017 Rhodes University Grahamstown South Africa, Rhodes University, 2017, p. 104-104Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Digitalisation of society and the workplace is transforming the ways we work and learn. Not merely by automating existing tasks, replacing routine jobs and making work more effective, but also creating new tasks as well redefining competence, challenging and reshaping the professions. There has been renewed attention on the interplay between the social and the technological in context of digitalisation and recent trends toward self-service and IT consumerisation, i.e. blending consumer and enterprise technologies at work. Room is given to employees and customers rather than IT departments as leaders in the digital transformation, and research topics have evolved from computer-aided work towards reflections of the technological development and digitalisation in general. While there is no common definition of the digital workplace, one definition that emphasises the social, instead of the technological change is that digital workplaces occur when people collectively perform their work in digital, rather than physical work spaces, where the transition towards “peopleless offices and officeless people” brings new opportunities and challenges. In this paper, we argue that there is a severe need for a broader conceptualisation of the digital workplace, beyond focusing on specific IT applications or tools. The paper sheds light on emerging challenges related to the digitalisation of workplaces, aiming for an understanding ofthe changing prerequisites for work practices and competence. The research question is: What kinds of changes are emerging and how do they challenge the (digital) workplace? This paper reports on preliminary findings from an R&D project in Swedish healthcare and a follow-up focus group interview on the digital workplace. The research approach is qualitative and action-research oriented, with an aim togain knowledge through collaboration and intervention in real settings. Preliminary issues on emerging changes andchallenges related to the digital workplace are listed below.

    ¡ Flexibility, performance and workplace learning

    ¡ Transformation of work practices¡ Security and integrity issues¡ Leadership and issues of responsibility

    This paper has addressed challenges related to emerging digital workplaces. Clearly, as digitalisation increases, the conditions for work and workplace learning changes. Digital tools are already an integrated part of everyday work. Along with this integration, work practices have changed and new workplace norms, attitudes and cultures have emerged. The flexibility and simplicity that comes with constant access to information and support for collaboration and knowledge also demand leadership, teamwork and new competences. The broad implications of digitalisation illustrated in this paper point to the tendency to focus on technology (e.g. how to use a particular system) as outdated. The need for a socio-technical perspective that also introduces new ways of working and development of work practices is now unavoidable. We argue that in the development of digital workplaces,a sole focus on information systems, along with training and education from the systems’ perspective is insufficient. An understanding of work and its goals rather than systems oughtto be central. Thus, more focus is required on generating a joint purpose and the bigger picture, where the systems are one part of development, not the development.

  • 511.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. NU Hospital Group, Sweden.
    Hansson, Anders
    Örebro University, University Health Care Research Center, Faculty of Medicin and Health, Sweden.
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Flipped healthcare for better or worse2019In: Health Informatics Journal, ISSN 1460-4582, E-ISSN 1741-2811, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 587-597Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The medical profession is highly specialized, demanding continuous learning, while also undergoing rapid development in the rise of data-driven healthcare. Based on clinical scenarios, this study explores how resident physicians view their roles and practices in relation to informed patients and patient-centric digital technologies. The paper illustrates how the new role of patients alters physicians’ work and use of data to learn and update their professional practice. It suggests new possibilities for developing collegial competence and using patient experiences more systematically. Drawing on the notion of flipped healthcare, we argue that there is a need for new professional competencies in everyday data work, along with a change in attitudes, newly defined roles, and better ways to identify and develop reliable online sources. Finally, the role of patients, not only as consumers but also producers of healthcare, is a rather formidable and complex cultural change to be addressed. © The Author(s) 2019.

  • 512.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Hansson, Åse
    University Health Care Research Center (UFC), Region Örebro län (SWEDEN).
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    ICT as support for learning: demanding new competence among phycians2017In: INTED2017: 11TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, 2017, p. 4629-4636Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this paper is on emerging challenges and opportunities related to digitalization of work and learning in healthcare. Physicians are a typical specialized profession with a lot of formal education and demands for training and lifelong learning. Due to patient-centric care and advances in medicine and technology (e.g. apps for self-care) patients are now becoming active participants in healthcare, challenging the profession and patient-physician relationship. Another key challenge relate to evidence based medicine (EBM) that demand of physicians to keep updated and follow guidelines, while also balance this with own knowledge and best practice. Although the medical profession is based on communication, and social media have such major impact today, digital literacy is lacking in medical curriculum. While previous research suggest that social media have potential to support learning the impact of eHealth in relation to workplace learning has not yet been extensively studied. The research question is: How do physicians view their role in relation to informed patients and patient participation, and what are the implications for workplace learning and medical education in the information society of today?The methodology is a qualitative follow-up study. Thematic analysis was conducted on empirical data from 15 initial semi-structured interviews, and follow-up focus group (6 participants) based on patient scenarios. Our findings indicate that despite quite unionist call for change in the past decade medical education and training still seems to be based on traditional learning, formal lectures and learning by heart. We argue that this may be a key reason behind why the physicians find it hard to navigate the vast amount of medical information and digital tools available. Due to an underlying assumption that being a doctor is about treating patients, focus is placed on how to build up medical knowledge in terms of diagnoses, symptoms and treatments. While when they start to work are facing a much more complex situation, with informed, participating patients, increasingly digitalized workplace and extended networks of collegial and professional expertise. Findings from this study further support recent initiatives to increase health related ICT skills in the healthcare workforce but also highlights that what is needed is primarily related to literacy, as opposed to prior focuses on digital technology, computer skills and specific systems or databases. Thus, in addition to medical knowledge, this study indicate that a key skill is to have design knowledge, that is the ability to understand how the design of one's digital environment can make everyday life and work more effective. The physicians also addressed ethical concerns on the future digital healthcare in relation to patient participation, such as issues of equal care and responsibility. In conclusion, our findings call for a change in education and practice, further stressing a need for new educational models that emphasize on analytic and critical thinking skills (cf. the Bologna declaration) to meet the needs of modern medical learners along with meeting the demand for digital competence for lifelong learning in general.

  • 513.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Holmgren, Daniel
    Skaraborg’s Hospital, Skövde. University of Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Wekell, Per
    NU Hospital Group, Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Co-designing a Digital Platform: Towards e-Health and Continuous Learning in General Paediatrics2017In: International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare: 26-28 April 2017 ExCel London Conference Proceedings Igniting Collective Excellence, 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    The study is part of a paediatric CPD program in Western Sweden, involving researchers and practitioners with expertise in medicine, informatics, and pedagogy. Based on previous experiences, the program provides a strong learning environment with extensive collaboration and networking among participants, while it is hard to maintain the collegial network and continue to share knowledge and experiences. Research has shown that new information technologies have potential to create learning opportunities and support reflection, collaboration and workplace learning. However, due to a history of IT-related problems in healthcare, where (despite documented benefits) many eHealth initiatives have failed in practice, health professionals are often less supportive towards such technologies. The research question is: How can IT be used for continuous learning and what are the implications of participatory design for the introduction of eHealth for workplace learning and use in clinical context?

    Method

    Inspired by participatory action research (PAR), the program is designed to offer a learning environment in which participants develop their paediatric and educational practices, as well as improve IT skills and digital competence needed as per today and in the future. In this new program a digital learning platform is introduced with the intention to contribute to formal course objectives but also to function as support for informal learning, networking and knowledge sharing during and after the CPD program, thus promoting long-term continuity of the educational outcomes. During the two-year course, the participants will develop a digital platform together with a Ph.D. student, for paediatric practice, present, and future learning as well as a web-based learning environment.

    Outcome

    The benefits of this project, where the focus is on eHealth as support for continuous learning, is for healthcare providers and physicians to be able to meet the demands and challenges for the future medical profession. The originality is that the digital platform in use is developed by the participants, integrated into the course and daily work and that the primary focus of the platform is to support continuous learning. This research is still in an initial stage (2016-2018), and findings are tentative. The project is linked to patient benefit, health professionals’ workplace learning, and continuous training. Children, carers or family members are not directly involved in this project, but the CPD program is built up around patient cases and focus on patient outcomes, in terms of improved safety and quality of care of the child.

    Conclusion

    There are potential difficulties recruiting paediatric educators to the program. This is addressed by supporting the participants in their role as educators and experts in outpatient paediatrics as well as regarding how IT could support not only learning a new subject or training skills but also learning how to learn. In summary, this project highlights the importance of interdisciplinary and practice-based research for continuous improvement and quality in healthcare, especially due to new demands following the patient-centric care and new role of patients, and sheds light on both benefits and challenges of integrating IT and learning in daily clinical work

  • 514.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Islind, Anna Sigridur
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Kvalitativ analys i NVivo: Kurskompendium2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta kompendium beskriver grunderna i NVivo och är tänkt att fungera som introduktion och instuderingsmaterial för självständigt arbete med kvalitativ innehållsanalys. Upplägget bygger på egen erfarenhet av att använda NVivo för avhandlingsarbetet, och tar upp de vanligaste funktionerna och praktiska tips. Syftet är att ge en överblick över de olika modulerna i NVivo och presentera vilka möjligheter och användningsområden som finns.

  • 515.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Islind, Anna Sigridur
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johansson, Lars-Olof
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Seeds of Workplace Learning in Information Systems: A Literature Review2017In: IRIS40, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Halden, Norway, August 6-10, 2017, 2017, p. 1-19Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 516.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Islind, Anna Sigridur
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Johansson, Lars-Olof
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Lundh Snis, Ulrika
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Towards Learning with Digital Artifacts2017In: Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology: Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 working conference on the diffusion and adoption of information technology, Guimares, Portugal, June 2017, IFIP , 2017, article id 10Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The digitalization of the workplace and society at large brings new challenges for the field of Information Systems. A better understanding of how we learn with digital artifacts in our daily routines is needed. This paper is a literature review of how workplace learning has been addressed within the field, bringing together workplace learning and IS. The aim is to provide an alternative perspective to further IFIP 8.6 as a working group, where the suggestion is to re-image the group towards learning with digital artifacts. IS should be the leading field addressing digitalization of society. However, so far learning theorists has not been fully utilized within IS in fostering our understanding of how digitalization affects society. We argue that there is a need to explicitly talk about learning in IS and suggest IFIP 8.6 to be that place, which could contribute to advancements in our IS field in general.

  • 517.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. NU Hospital Group, S-461 85 Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Islind, Anna Sigridur
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Norström, Livia
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Tuning professionalism in the public sector2018In: AIS SIGPRAG Pre-ICIS Workshop 2018: "Practice-based Design and Innovation of Digital Artifacts", 2018, p. -3Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The digitalization in the public sector poses challenges for the professionals that have previously not been using digital tools as a part of their everyday practice. Building on three qualitative research projects this study shed light on contradictions and tussles, as well as possibilities re-lated to professionalism in the public sector. The three cases involve different professionals: cancer rehabilitation nurses, municipality communicators, and resident physicians. The paper aims to gain a better understanding of the impact of digitalization efforts on everyday work practices, and the emerging opportunities and challenges of using digital artifacts as a part of professional work. Our findings show how the transition toward digital work practices is pushing the professional boundaries of rooted professionalism in the public sector. The meaning of work and what it means to be a professional profoundly changes. The process of tuning professionalism in the public sector is not straight forward.

  • 518.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Wynn, Eleanor
    Ronin Institute, United States.
    Information Integrity and Human Infrastructure in Digital Health Care2019In: AMCIS 2019 PROCEEDINGS, Association for Information Systems, 2019, p. 1-10Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Healthcare informatics is undergoing major changes due to new infrastructures like social media that allow patients to proactively bring information to the physician consultation. We use the concept of infrastructuring to describe these changes, referring to the social practice of adapting human infrastructure for specific contexts. This poses informational and social challenges to providers, as they negotiate new boundaries with patients. Information integrity is essential because of risks to both parties. Infrastructuring in this case is the maintenance of information privacy and accuracy, or information integrity. The tasks of vetting information integrity and managing patient expectations add complexity to provider work even as physicians are positive about patients taking responsibility for their own health. The paper addresses infrastructure transformations, the process of infrastructuring, and a concept of information integrity. Using qualitative data from a medical setting, the study illustrates the contradictions physicians face in accommodating social media to their practice.

  • 519.
    Walladbegi, Java
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Oral Medicine & Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 450, 405 30, Gothenburg, Swede.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Svanberg, Anncarin
    Uppsala University, Department of Hematology, Institute for Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital, U751 85, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Jontell, Mats
    University of Gothenburg,Department of Oral Medicine & Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 450, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Correction to Innovative intraoral cooling device better tolerated and equally effective as ice cooling2018In: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, ISSN 0344-5704, E-ISSN 1432-0843, Vol. 81, no 1, p. 225-225Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Unfortunately, the online published article has error in Table 1. The correct Table 1 is given in the following page.

  • 520.
    Walladbegi, Java
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Oral Medicine & Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 450, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Gellerstedt, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics. University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Svanberg, Anncarin
    Uppsala University,Department of Hematology, Institute for Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital, 751 85, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Jontell, Mats
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Oral Medicine & Pathology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Box 450, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Innovative intraoral cooling device better tolerated and equally effective as ice cooling.2017In: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, ISSN 0344-5704, E-ISSN 1432-0843, Vol. 80, no 5, p. 965-972Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: Most of the patients who receive myeloablative therapy prior to stem cell transplantation develop oral mucositis (OM). This adverse reaction manifests as oral mucosal erythema and ulcerations and may require high doses of morphine for pain alleviation. OM may also interfere with food intake and result in weight loss, a need for parenteral nutrition, and impaired quality of life. To date, there have been very few studies of evidence-based interventions for the prevention of OM. Cryotherapy, using ice chips, has been shown to reduce in an efficient manner the severity and extent of OM, although clinical applications are still limited due to several shortcomings, such as adverse tooth sensations, problems with infectious organisms in the water, nausea, and uneven cooling of the oral mucosa. The present proof-of-concept study was conducted to compare the tolerability, temperature reduction, and cooling distribution profiles of an intra-oral cooling device and ice chips in healthy volunteers who did not receive myeloablative treatment, and therefore, did not experience the symptoms of OM.

    METHODS: Twenty healthy volunteers used the cooling device and ice chips for a maximum of 60 min each, using a cross-over design. The baseline and final temperatures were measured at eight intra-oral locations using an infra-red thermographic camera. The thermographic images were analysed using two digital software packages. A questionnaire was used to assess the tolerability levels of the two interventions.

    RESULTS: The intra-oral cooling device was significantly better tolerated than the ice-chips (p = 0.0118). The two interventions were equally effective regarding temperature reduction and cooling distribution.

    CONCLUSIONS: The intra-oral cooling device shows superior tolerability in healthy volunteers. Furthermore, this study shows that temperature reduction and cooling distribution are achieved equally well using either method.

  • 521.
    Wang, Yan
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    The influence of exchange rate volatility on international trade: The case of Sweden2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the impact of exchange rate volatility on export volume using Swedish data for the period 2000 to 2015. Specifically, we use the model developed by Udo Broll & Bernhard Eckwert in 1999 assess the impact of the volatility of the Swedish exchange rate vs. 9 main trade partners including Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Netherlands and U.K. The results show that the effect on both total export volume and bilateral exports volume are all insignificant. It indicates that trade may not be affected if Sweden's join the eurozone area.

  • 522.
    Warneflo, Oscar
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Samuelsson, Philip
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    De svenska och de amerikanska hushållens skuldkvot och dess primära drivkrafter: Skiljer de sig åt?2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The household debt is and will always be an interesting parameter for economists. And can it possibly get more interesting than by comparing one of the world's economic giants with hundreds of million citizens to a small Scandinavian country with just ten million citizens? In this study we examine the household debt in the United States of America and Sweden. We test whether the two nations have some similar and/or different denominators that drives the household debt. We hand-picked four different variables that we believed would have an impact on the household debt and ran an error-correction model to execute the tests. The four explanatory variables that we choose are: Federal fund rate, disposable income, indexed houseprices and the number of citizens in the age of 15-64. The results we got tells us that there seems to be differences between the countries. Our ECM regressions showed results that differs between the countries while the OLS-model had more similar results and the OLS also had r2-values around 50 % which indicates that we might have found some variables that actually have some influence on the debt ratio. We have presented our expectations regarding how we think each variable will influence the debt ratio. After running the regressions it turned out that we were on the right track since most of our expectations were successfully fulfilled.

  • 523.
    Warsame, Asha
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Mohamed, Suweyda
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    The Motive Behind Remittance in Diaspora Community: A comparative study of the difference in remittal motives in first and second-generation Somali diaspora in Sweden.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to explore the motives of remittance regarding the Somali-Diaspora in Sweden, and the contrast of remittance motives across two generations. The research is a qualitative comparative small N-case study conducted in Gothenburg and data is obtained through focus groups using a semi-structured interview. Theories and concepts such as ‘Motive of Remittance Theory’ and Diaspora Concept serve to explain the reasoning behind the action of remittance from the perspective of the remitters, whilst acknowledging an interplay of generational identity and motives. The research shows that a visible contrast in motives exists across the two research groups. The first-generation respondents were more likely to have Altruistic motives while practicing remittance, however, the second-generation respondents were more prone to motives of Community Investment and minor Self- Interest motives compared to their predecessors.

  • 524.
    Washington, Johanna
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Online abuse in the political realm: A comparative study of abusive Tweets against German MPs2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Online abuse is a phenomenon that has been widely studied in the context of individuals and activists. Very little scholarly attention has been paid to its occurrence among politicians, even though the implications online abuse has – especially the silencing of their online voices – are possibly very similar.

    The aim of this thesis was to contribute to filling the gap in research about online abuse against politicians. To this end, I raise four hypotheses concerning ideology and Virtual Manhood Acts. To test these hypotheses, I collect about 500000 tweets and classify them using a combination of word embeddings and manual coding.

    The results show that about 3.4% of all received tweets are abusive. It is present among all ideologies and genders, with a slightly higher probability to receive abusive tweets for male politicians on the left and politicians with a very traditional, authoritarian ideology.

  • 525.
    Wessberg, Lisa
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Oscander, Sofia
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Invandringens påverkan på Sveriges arbetsmarknad: Med fokus på lönenivå och sysselsättningsgrad2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A hot topic today is immigration and how it affects Sweden in different ways. It discusses the pros and cons of immigration, and especially about the costs for Sweden to receive immigrants. Media is not late to hesitate on our opinions and turn and turn around all the effects that are becoming. This leads to the fact that many people believe that immigration only produces negative effects for Sweden. In this paper, we want to try to find out what effects immigration actually gives Sweden when it comes to the labor market. We have delimited immigrants with upper secondary and post-secondary education of at least three years.

    So how does immigration to Sweden actually effects the labor market in Sweden, in terms of salary and employment rates? Is it positive or negative affects?

    To get a conclusion about our most interesting question, we will use Y = F(L,K) as a theoretical basis. It's based on that Y is total production in the economy, L is different types if labor and K is capital. As an empirical model, we will use a multiple regression to identify possible statistical relationships between our dependent variable wages and our independent variables; immigration, employment rate and wage lagged one period. The period of time examined is between 2001 and 2015 and data is collected for each quarter.

    In our thesis we have found that immigration affects the wages in Sweden positively. We have also tested for longer periods back in the time and the effect remains positive.

  • 526. Westlund, Hans
    et al.
    Andersson, Martin
    Karlsson, Charlie
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Creativity as an integral element of social capital and its role in economic performance2014In: Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity / [ed] Rolf Sternberg and Gerhard Krauss, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014, p. 60-96Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter provides a theoretically informed discussion of creativity in social capital and elaborates on its role in economic growth and development based on recent theoretical developments in evolutionary economics and economic geography. We discuss social capital as an explanatory factor for creativity and creative processes in the short run, but also creativity as a factor having impacts on social networks, norms and values in the long run. The theoretical discussions are complemented with empirical illustrations and examples. Our starting point is that creativity has both an individual and a collective component, which are both linked to social capital.

  • 527.
    Widenbäck, Martin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Do acquiring firms gain on takeovers?2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Merger and acquisitions has increased rapidly the last three decades. There has been a lot of articles discussing the wealth created for shareholders. Most articles are focusing on how the returns are changing for the targeted firms after the announcement of a takeover. In this thesis I have been investigating the abnormal return for the acquiring firm when announcing for a takeover. With data of stock prices collected from DataStream and Eikon, I have performed an event study. The findings indicate that a Swedish firm listed on the stock market on average have a negative abnormal return when announcing for a takeover of another firm.

  • 528.
    Wihlborg, Clas
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Kompromissande ekonomer i debatt och rådgivning2016In: Makropolitik i kris: En vänskrift till Lars Jonung med anledning av hans 70-årsdag, Lund: Lunds universitet , 2016, p. 105-114Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 529.
    Wihlborg, Clas
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Khoury, Sarkis J.
    University of California at Riverside, Riverside, USA.
    Trust in the Euro and the EU’s Banking Union After the Financial Crisis: Interdisciplinary European Studies2019In: Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times: Interdisciplinary European Studies / [ed] Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Antonina; Bremberg, Niklas; Michalski, Anna; Oxelheim, Lars, Springer, 2019, p. 111-138Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Wihlborg and Khoury examine whether greater institutional flexibility can strengthen confidence in the euro and the European banking union. The authors highlight the costs and benefits of harmonization as compared with those arising from competition among national regulatory frameworks. Greater trust requires either that some EU member states abandon the euro as their currency, or that they effect far-reaching structural reforms. Politically, it is advantageous to divide the euro zone into two different currency areas. Regarding the EU’s banking union, Wihlborg and Khoury contend that market discipline with regard to banks’ risk-taking improves national regulatory frameworks through institutional competition. Mutual recognition between national supervisory authorities requires harmonization of rules for dealing with troubled banks, as well as for banking regulation and supervision.

  • 530.
    Wiklund, Johan
    et al.
    Jönköping International Business School.
    Davidsson, Per
    Jönköping International Business School.
    Audretsch, David B.
    Indiana University, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, King Saud University.
    Karlsson, Charlie
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    The Future of Entrepreneurship Research2011In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 1-9Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 531.
    Wikman, Sara
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Österberg, Frida
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Förstelärarreformen – Vägen till motivation?: En kvalitativ studie om effektiviteten av monetära motivationsverktyg inom skolverksamheten2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Motivation among employees are very important for all organizations. Previous research shows that motivation is inadequate among public service employees. In 2013 Swedish schools reformed and implemented a new post called first teacher with the intention to make the profession more attractive. The new post entails a greater responsibility and therefore a salary increase of 5000 SEK a month. The intention was to improve the collaboration between teachers and result in increased motivation throughout the organization. Rewards seem to be an important tool to promote motivation in organizations and previous research shows both pros and cons with monetary rewards at workplaces. Non-monetary rewards seem to be the most useful tool in the public sector based on the fact that monetary rewards can screen out the inherent motivation researchers believe that employee´s in the public sector have. It also appears that clear, concrete goals are important for an employee´s motivation. The purpose with this paper is to analyze what motivates teachers. We want to investigate whether the first teacher reform can motivate an entire organization and promote each individual teachers' performance. To investigate this a qualitative method with semi structured interviews has been used. Seven teachers from various elementary schools was interviewed in two municipalities. We have described five different motivational theories in the theory section. These theories were used in the discussion section where they were analyzed in relation to the empirical data. The theory together with the empirical data was thus the basis for the discussion, which resulted in conclusions that answer the study´s research questions. After completing the study, we conclude that teachers get motivated by non-financial motivation factors primarily but also that financial motivation factors are effective if the teacher already has an inherent motivation.

  • 532.
    Winman, Thomas
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Framtidens lärmiljö2016In: ViLär 2016, konferens 8-9 december 2016, Vänersborg / [ed] Kristina Johansson, Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst , 2016, p. 2-2Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Dagens samhälle kännetecknas av social differentiering och globalisering och digitalisering, vilket på olika sätt utmanar traditionella sätt att organisera högre utbildning. För att möta dessa utmaningar arbeta vi i ett projekt att utveckla en såväl fysisk som kulturell miljö som är inkluderande, stödjande samt stimulerar lärande och delaktighet. Det involverar den fysiska miljön såsom möbler, ljud och ljus, teknisk infrastruktur men också social miljö, pedagogik och organisering av högre studier. Men vad innebär det att studera på högskola eller universitet? Studenters lärarledda studietid varierar självklart men enligt Högskoleverket (2010:20) har var tionde student som studerar på heltid högst fyra timmar lärarledd undervisning i veckan och knappt 40 procent av samtliga heltidsstudenter anger att de har nio timmar eller mindre lärarledd undervisning. Det innebär att studenternas vardag domineras av själv-­‐ eller gruppstudier. Detta ställer krav på hela studiemiljöns utformning och vi behöver t.ex. fundera över de gemensamma ytornas utformning så att de stöder både lärande och social samvaro för en differentierad studentgrupps olika behov. Vi menar att medan flera projekt och satsningar i Europa har haft studenten eller tekniken i fokus så är lärande utgångspunkten i vårt projekt, där teknik, infrastruktur och fysisk och virtuell miljö, relaterar till pedagogiska processer och aktiviteter som involverar flera olika aktörer. Lärandet omfattar olika aktörer såsom lärare, studenter, forskare och administrativ personal. I projektet utvecklar en inkluderande lärmiljö som stöder ett flexibelt lärande där olika deltagare möts och utvecklas och där mötena och lärandemålen avgör vilka resurser som behövs. Resurserna kan vara materiella såsom t.ex. digitala redskap eller fysisk miljö samt intellektuella såsom kunskaper eller relationer. Men vi tror att det är viktigt att flytta fokus till lärandet och den lärande, och att studera hur och i vilka sammanhang t.ex. de digitala möjligheterna kommer bäst till nytta. Vi ser teknik, ljussättning, möblering i lärosalar och gemensamhetsutrymmen som viktiga delar i utvecklingen av en inkluderande lärmiljö som utgår från ett emancipatoriskt förhållande där uppgiften är att stödja studenternas förflyttning till ett mer centralt och aktivt deltagande i samhällslivet. Frågorna får både pedagogiska och didaktiska konsekvenser och visar på områdets komplexitet, där vi kan utvecklas tillsammans och lärmiljön blir utifrån det perspektivet någonting mer än bara undervisningens innehåll. Vi tar därför avstamp i skolans vardag och de pedagogisk utmaningar och möjligheter som finns.

  • 533.
    Winman, Thomas
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Learning integration-work through transnational digitalized courses2017In: INTED2017 Proceedings, 2017, p. 8018-8018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In both political discussions and integration assessments questions are often raised about social services role in inclusion for people of foreign descent. Such questions are highly relevant in a contemporary society that is characterized by growing social and cultural differentiation. The overall aim of this presentation is to contribute to our understanding of how knowledge about integration work is developed by students who takes part in a webbased, transnational course where they use digital learning platforms for communication, coordination and organisation of learning activities. Analytically, such a focus is pursued employing a socio-cultural perspective on learning where practical actions and the design of the course have been scrutinized. The motive for introducing a webbased transnational course in the area of integration was that there were an increasing amount of refugees migrating to Europe. Integration became a part of everyday work for a lot of professions, teachers, nurses and more. However, working with integration was not something that their professional education supported but they all expressed a need for more knowledge. But integration workers are assumed to have specific knowledge that is necessary to realize their work tasks. In the work with creating an integration-course one conclusion was that all welfare work is generic, which means we cannot only look at the content of the work, instead one must put it into more multifaceted perspective that includes several professionals knowledge domains, service-organization assignment, legislations and cultures related. Simultaneously, another university had the same ideas, which resulted in a transnational webbased course with students from different professional fields. All students, as well as the teachers, where interviewed in the beginning and in the end of the course about their expectations about the content and the form. The results demonstrate that using learning platforms to make sense in transnational education settings presupposes extensive knowledge of the indexicality of categories and concepts, something that could be assumed if the participants' had a shared professional history. Instead, as the students have different backgrounds the teachers have to account for the local hermeneutics needed, and for the knowledge embedded in information and categories. It is in the process of reliving, creating and exposing the meaning of information, that students and teachers actually bring information in education to life. In further development of transnational webbased courses it is important to not see this development as solely technical or organizational questions. To develop courses that increase the possibilities for students in different faculties with different routines etc. to make sense of information may be a much more demanding task than it seems to be. Such boundary-crossing teaching are nevertheless of great importance for the development of integration work as well as pedagogical competence in higher education.

  • 534.
    Winman, Thomas
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Assmo, Per
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Work Integrated Learning through an R&D Project: A Case Study of Participant´s learning processes in an Integration Project between Uddevalla municipality and University West, Sweden2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 535.
    Winman, Thomas
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Svensson, Lars
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    The development of mobilizing pedagogical strategies2016In: ICERI2016 Proceedings: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and InnovationSeville, Spain. 14-16 November, 2016. / [ed] L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres, IATED Academy , 2016, p. 6923-6923Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In contemporary society, questions are often raised about the relation between education and integration of immigrants and people with a foreign background. In that context, pedagogical efforts have been made to combine educational and social interventions, emphasizing issues of inclusion, mobilization and learning processes. The overall aim in this study is to identify and explain how pedagogical strategies with respect to inclusion processes has evolved at a school for adult Roma students. Such pedagogical strategies are seen as crucial for improving immigrant conditions and opportunities and the data collection took place at a school with an outspoken Roma-profile in Sweden. In all, eight teachers and one principal were interviewed and the following research questions are addressed: What are the relevant aspects of social pedagogy in inclusion processes? How are these social pedagogical strategies distributed individually and jointly in a school context? The results show how the historical roots and theoretical foundations of pedagogical thinking and action take place as a "facilitator" and guides the teachers actions. To recognize the students cultural belonging and having a dialogical approach works as cultural bridging which actually to some extent transformed the teachers daily work from teaching to also embrace cultural broking-strategies to enforce learning processes.

  • 536.
    Wolmesjö, Cecilia
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Östman, Caroline
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Bostadsbrist: En kvantitativ undersökning om vilka faktorer som orsakar bristen på lägenheter i Stor-Göteborg2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A report on the lack of apartments in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg. The study aims to analyze the causes of the housing shortage that is current in Gothenburg and how the selected factors have contributed to the lack of apartments. The study has been done quarterly between 2000 and 2017 and limited to Greater-Gothenburg, which includes the following municipalities: Kungälv, Stenungsund, Tjörn, Öckerö, Gothenburg, Mölndal, Partille, Härryda, Lerum, Ale, Alingsås, Lilla Edet and Kungsbacka. Four variables selected based on the presented scientific articles have been examined for unit roots and cointegration to further investigate its short and long-term impact on the dependent variable using an Error Correction Model. The result confirms the population, price of apartment and production cost for apartment as the most influential number of apartments in Greater Gothenburg in the long term. In the short term, the number of apartments in the form of a historical value from the previous quarter is confirmed as an important factor in explaining the current range of apartments and also the price of the apartments and the error term. All variables with the exception of the lending rate together have a high R2 value of 99.4%, which indicates a high degree of explanation of the dependent variable.

  • 537.
    Wynn, Eleanor
    et al.
    Ronin Institute, USA.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction: Divergent and Convergent Paths2019In: Foundations and Trends® in Information Systems, ISSN 2331-1231, Vol. 3, no 1-2, p. 1-233Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information Systems (IS) and Human Computer Interaction(HCI)–including Computer-Supported Cooperative Work(CSCW)–address the development and adoption of computingsystems by organizations, individuals, and teams. Whileeach has its own emphasis, the timelines for adopting qualitativeand critical research differ dramatically. IS used bothin the late 1980s, but critical theory appeared in HCI onlyin 2000. Using a hermeneutic literature review, the papertraces these histories; it applies academic cultures theoryas an explanatory framework. Institutional factors includeepistemic bases of source disciplines, number and centralityof publication outlets, and political and geographic contexts.Key innovations in IS are covered in detail. The rise ofplatformization drives the fields toward a common scopeof study with an imperative to address societal issues thatemerge at scale.

  • 538.
    Wynn, Eleanor
    et al.
    Ronin Institute, USA.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction: Divergent and Convergent Paths2019Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction explores the history and adoption of qualitative and critical research in Information Systems (IS) and contrasts it with the growth of similar methods/theories in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and, to a lesser, extent Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). The supposition behind the comparison was that the areas overlap in subject matter and would overlap in methods and authors. However, marked differences were observed in the structure of publications, conferences, and on social media that led to questions about the extent to which the fields shared a common framework. The authors find that the history of each discipline reflects institutional factors that affected the respective timelines for the use of these approaches. This leads them to consider a sociological epistemic framework, which explains the differences quite well. It also supports characterizations of the culture of IS made by members, as having open paradigm and high collegiality, described as an adhocracy. The authors propose that qualitative and critical research developed interdependently in IS. Aside from institutional factors, a further difference in uptake of methods and critical framework comes from the US/Europe divide in research traditions and the political/epistemic climates affecting research in the respective regions. Research from beyond the transatlantic traditions postdates the developments covered here but is touched on at the end of the monograph. The primary goal of Qualitative and Critical Research in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction is to better understand the ways the IS research community differentiates itself into diverse constituencies, and how these constituencies interact in the field's complex processes of knowledge creation and dissemination. Another goal is to create cross-disciplinary discussion and build on related work in the fields. This is important in the era of platforms with global reach, and the concurrent development of powerful AI and analytics capabilities that both intrude on daily life and try to emulate human intelligence.

  • 539.
    Wynn, Eleanor
    et al.
    Ronin Institute; United States.
    Vallo Hult, Helena
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Reputation Control and Theoretical Innovation in Two Academic Cultures2019In: Twenty-fifth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for Information Systems ( AIS ) , 2019, p. 1-10Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A meta-review of the history of qualitative and critical theory in Information Systems (IS) and HumanComputer Interaction (HCI) illustrates how source disciplines and publication outlets can filter reputation and affect methodological diversity. An academic cultures framework allows us to compare disciplines and explain different timelines for methods and theories. IS has many publication outlets, while HCI reputations depend on publication in the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI). The fields deal with similar topics but are shaped by different institutional contexts. Qualitative research and critical theory arose in Information Systems during the 1980s and 1990s, while a search of HCI literature shows no critical theory until the 2000s. An open field of journals may create affordances for new approaches, whereas filtering reputation through a core conference may constrain them. The rise of platforms may blur domain distinctions through a common focus on AI, privacy and information integrity.

  • 540.
    Yemen, Alias
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Jernberg, Joakim
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Sambandet mellan den ekonomiska tillväxten och arbetsmarknaden2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The relationship between GDP-growth and Unemployment as a two-variable equation was established by Arthur Okun in the 1960´s. The equation was later called Okun´s law because it provided a fitting description of the relation between GDP-growth and unemployment. Studies in the late 2000´s has shown that the relationship is diminishing as the markets for GDP-growth and Unemployment becomes more complex.

    This studies purpose is to examine the relation between GDP-growth and unemployment, and which form of GDP that explains unemployment levels the best. The authors of this paper will use three models, the difference version, the levels version and the gap version that each describes the relationship between various forms of GDP and unemployment. The countries the relationship will be tested for is Sweden and the U.S for the time period 2001-2018 by using quarterly data for the countries and see if the relationship differs between the countries and the plausible explanations on why it differs.

    Results from the studies show that the relationship is best described by the levels version and that the countries in this paper don´t differ a lot from each other and the studies that was conducted by Okun in the 1960´s.

  • 541.
    Ylijärvi, Daniel
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Djebbar, Louisa
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Tourism – Fair enough?: Evaluating empowerment and the implementation of FTTSA principles in hotels, in Cape Town2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This Bachelor's thesis tries to find out the most significant differences between Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) -hotels and conventional hotels in Cape Town, through a descriptive comparative study, done with semi-structured interviews. More in detail, the study finds out do the principles of Fair Trade Tourism in South Africa (FTTSA), implemented by the FTT hotels, provide the wanted outcomes, and how do these outcomes empower the staff working in the hotels. The same perspective is used on the conventional hotels in terms of the principles, to see the significance of difference. This research uses a qualitative method, and applies the theories of policy implementation and empowerment to analyze the results. The analysis is done as a content analysis based on the results gained from the interviews. The content analysis discloses, that even though the FTT hotels did not completely follow all the principles of FTTSA, nor produced the exact wanted outcomes, they offered the best well-being for the employees. The well-being again, on many levels, was able to cause empowerment for the staff. In addition, what is revealed from the analysis is that the information and knowledge were often unbalanced between the management and the employees. Due to this, it could be concluded that the flow of communication is asymmetric at the hotels. For FTTSA -principles and FTT labels to be more politically relevant and significant, they should be implemented on a larger scale.

  • 542.
    Yüksel, Antonio
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Berglund, Torbjörn
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Prissättning på bostadsrätter i Göteborg: Vilka egenskaper är det som påverkar priserna och hur mycket påverkar dem?2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to find out which characteristics that's affecting the prices of condominiums in Gothenburg and by how much each of them affect. It is widely known that there are many factors that can increase the price of a condominium, the question is to what extent? By using the hedonic pricing model and multiple regression analyzes, we have been able to estimate how much each of these factors affect the price. The study is a cross-sectional study comprising 100 observations in Gothenburg city (downtown, east, west and Hisningen) collected from two different brokerage firms in Gothenburg during 2013-2014. These observations have been divided into a total of 23 variables, which includes living area , number of rooms (RoK) , fee, area/location , year of construction , balcony and elevator which are independent variables aimed at explaining the dependent variable, residential price. The results showed that 11 of the 23 variables showed statistical significance which includes living area, fee, and several of the location variables showed the expected results. Features such as number of rooms, elevator, balcony and floor is something that is constantly in demand by speculators but showed insignificance in the study, which means that, according to this study, that they do not have an impact on the final price. This may be due to multicollinearity and the shortage of observations. As the study is the first of its kind for condominium market in Gothenburg, we believe that there is now a good foundation that simply and clearly shows the significant property influences on housing price

  • 543.
    Zackrisson, Martina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Apelberg, Amanda
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Empowerment: A word of coherence?: a comparative study about the representations of empowerment by South Africa's B-BBEE act, Fairtrade South Africa, and the target group of black empowerment within the implementation process2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This Bachelor's thesis is conducted with semi-structured interviews and texts and is analyzing how the concept empowerment is represented in South Africa. More specifically, this case study investigates, (1) how do the national South-African policy of empowerment, Fairtrade South Africa, and the target group describe what the goal of empowerment is? (2) How do the national South-African policy of empowerment, Fairtrade South Africa, and the target group describe the problem, causes and solutions in relation to empowerment? (3) What are the similarities and differences of the actors' representations of empowerment, and what implications may potential conflicts have for the prospect to successfully achieve the national goal of black empowerment? This research has a qualitative approach and uses implementation theory in relation to representation. The content analysis of our data illustrates that the representations of empowerment made by the different actors in the implementation process have many differences and yet not many similarities. The analysis illustrates that three main conflicts are evident when comparing the different actors' representations of empowerment. These are related to critical thinking, the conflicting individual and collective perspectives, and if the problem of disempowerment is caused by past or present structures. These conflicts in the three actors' representations of empowerment can cause bias and delay or possible failure in the policy implementation of black empowerment, yet all actors agreed on the goal of empowerment to be self-determination.

  • 544.
    Zaia, Dani
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Rask, Jonatan
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Sponsring på lokal nivå: Företags syften med idrottssponsring2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sponsorship has long been involved and supported the sport in Sweden, and has over the years developed from pure donations to be more professional. Today turnover of sport sponsorship in Sweden 6.5 billion crowns. Unions, both large and small, are more or less dependent on revenues from the sponsoring company. In some sports, this income is absolutely critical that the association continued to operate its business. A useful tool in the sponsorship is the ERK model, a model designed to provide an overview of the concept of sponsorship and what effects it may cause. The purpose of the study is to analyze the motives behind the company's decision to sponsor the local sport, and if the ERK model can be applied at this level. The study is based on a qualitative approach with a hermeneutic view. Data collections have been performed by personal semi structure interviews with respondents from different companies with positions which imply a sponsorship responsibility. In the study have data been collected by using help of four participating companies. In our theoretical rame of reference we present our approach in the literature collection, with motivation for the selected theory and problems in literature collection. Furthermore, it defines the concept of sponsorship, followed by theories on the spon-sorship purposes in sport and the smaller companies perspective. The theoretical rame of refer-ence ends with the study's interpretation model. Study results show that companies purposes with their sponsorship in some parts differ, while even some common patterns can be seen. It shows that the motives for sponsorship in earlier research raises, even to some extent, can be applied to the study's participating companies. The ERK model appears to miss some parts to be a complete tool. Finally we can determine that the motive for sponsorship varies from com-pany to company. By taking this into consideration in sponsorship work both the companies and the associations can get more in exchange of each other. The study's main contribution is to give an overview on which motives companies in Trollhättan and Vänersborg have with their local sports sponsorship. An interesting suggestion for future research is to continue to investi-gate the sports sponsorship at the local level, in the way of union's perspective

  • 545.
    Zamir, Safa
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Zamir, Saba
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    How does Amnesty International portray victims of sexual violence during armed conflicts?: - The role of gender in the construction of victimhood2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The following Bachelor’s thesis is a descriptive single case study on how Amnesty International portrays victims of CRSV. More specifically, it examines how victim portrayal is connected to the conceptualizations of masculinity and femininity through applying a social constructionist gender perspective combined with the ideal victim theory. The analysis has been conducted through a careful examination of Amnesty reports treating the issue of sexual victimization within the context of conflicts collected from Amnesty International’s webpage. The research findings indicate that Amnesty International relies on a gendered understanding concerning who can be an ideal victim of sexualized violence. It mainly portrays victims in the light of female gender, i.e., with feminine assumptions, relying on the essentialist perception of vulnerable/weak women and dominant/aggressive men. While efforts by Amnesty to acknowledge male victimization has not happened in isolation, the acknowledgment has however been only limited to recognition rather than a detailed consideration of the issue.

  • 546.
    Zetterström, Daniel
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Floden, David
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Price determinants of the Swedish housing market2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Several studies have been carried out the last decades trying to identify key factors that contribute to the surge in housing prices. Since the deregulation of the Swedish credit market in 1985, the prices have risen more than the CPI and have failed to provide an increased production of real estate. Studies on both domestic market and abroad points out two key variables: GDP and mortgage rates. This study uses an error correction model to find the long run and short term relationship between the variables and prices. The ECM results suggest that the deviation of disequilibrium between housing prices and their fundamentals is corrected over time by roughly 28 per cent per year with GDP and the interest rate as the main influencers in the short term

  • 547.
    Ziegler, Jessica
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Is there an EMU effect on trade inside the Eurozone?2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A major economic reason for the development towards Economic and Monetary union of European union (EMU) was the extensive view that it would enhance trade between the member countries. The aim of this paper is to estimate if there is an EMU effect on trade for the countries inside the Eurozone, and in addition look how trade is affected between EMU members and countries outside the currency union. A panel data set has been used, covering bilateral trade from 10 developed countries, for the years 1995 to 2013. The regression is run on two different groups, one including all OECD countries in the sample, and one using data from only the European Union countries in the sample. I estimated that the adoption of the Euro inside the Eurozone has increased trade between 16 and 17,5 percent. Furthermore, i found that trade from Eurozone to outside countries has increased between 9,4 to 21 percent. After implemented yearly dummy variables for the Eurozone it can be detected that the EMU effect on trade has increased over time, from 10,3 percent in 1999 to 29 percent in 2013.

  • 548.
    Åberg, Linnea
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Winman, Thomas
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    The arguing processes of developing standards: to win hearts and minds of the users2016In: Nordic ISCAR 7th conference: A Nordic Perspective on the Cultural and the Activity Approach in Theory and Practice, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 549.
    Åhagen, Marcus
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Nilsson, Johan
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Gendered Rhetoric in the UN General Assembly?: The Rhetorical Styles of Male and Female Representatives of Sweden and the United States2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the last few decades the academic re-gendering has reached the field of rhetorical discourse and differences of speech and rhetoric has been determined. Another gender shift has occurred during the last few decades in the appointments of foreign policy representatives, from being one of the last patriarchal strongholds the change towards equality has been remarkably swift. However, the norms of masculinity and formality within the sphere of foreign policy are still persistent. The first aim of this thesis was to determine if the rhetorical style of men and women differed even in a context heavily laden with norms, such as the UNGA. The secondary aim is based upon the concept of masculinity and femininity in culture, to determine if the gender of culture influenced the speaker’s rhetorical style, even in the UNGA. This thesis generates its own theoretical framework from the works of rhetoric and linguistics to separate masculine and feminine rhetorical style. The method used is a qualitative textual analyze applied to transcribed speeches held by Swedish and U.S. representatives in UNGA. The analysis proved that there is a difference in rhetorical style between genders and culture, even in a context such as the UNGA, but only a small one.

  • 550.
    Åkesson, Ellen
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Klevensparr, Viktoria
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    'Race to the Bottom': A Case Study of Sweden's Corporate Tax Policies2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims to describe the justification by the government for lowering the corporate tax rate in Sweden. The lowering of corporate tax is an accurate issue since it is currently a policy that is being debated in the majority of market economies due to its importance of affecting a state's income.

    To be able to study how the governments have justified the taxation rate, the study is looking at the two major ideologies in Sweden from 1980 to 2018. The left-wing bloc and the right-wing bloc and its respective ideological concepts which sets the analytical framework for the analysis. The thesis concentrates on literature regarding Swedish policy traditions and corporate tax where our contribution is a combination of these two fields of study where the aim is to describe how the government justify the corporate tax. The description is focusing on government propositions from 1980-2018, combined with research from The National Institute of Economic Research.

    The study shows mainly supporting arguments for the reduction of corporate tax in the derived concepts of deregulation, decommodification and globalisation. The thesis concludes that the main arguments for a tax reduction are mainly impacts from other states reducing theirs. The thesis draws on the conclusion that impact from globalisation creates arguments, that to remain competitive, and attract companies and investments, a lower tax in comparison to other states is preferable.

    Hence, in this study, the analytical framework used to analyse the empirical data has resulted in a conclusion that the defined concepts of neoliberalism such as, deregulation, free trade and globalisation mainly describes government's justification of a corporate tax cut.

891011 501 - 550 of 550
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf