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  • 1.
    Abbas, Asad
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Faiz, Ali
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Reasons for the failure of government IT projects in Pakistan: A Contemporary Study2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 2.
    Abbas, Asad
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Faiz, Ali
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Usefulness of Digital and Traditional Library in Higher Education2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 3.
    Abdulhomeed, Bashar
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Contemporary Research on e-democracy: A Literature Review2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 4.
    Ackfjärd, Rickard
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Karlsson, Mattias
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Förslag till ett nytt ramverk för utvärdering och utveckling av ARP-poisoning-skydd2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 5.
    Al-Ali, Mohammed
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Sokhan, Sereyvisith
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Remote Monitoring Technologies: The Improvement of Health Care Service for COPD Patients2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6.
    Al-Ali, Mohammed
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Zahir, Ako
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Agile Software Requirements Handling Expectations of Product Owner: Theories and Practices2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 7.
    Albadawi, Salem
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Improvement of Information Infrastructure for the North Hebron Directorate of Education2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 8.
    Albadawi, Salem
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Azizi, Fereshta
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Success factors in Healthcare Information Technology: A study about how Healthcare and IT vendor companies address the success factors2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 9.
    Albrecht, Stefan
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Axelsson, Morgan
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Umbraco, EPiServer, WordPress, Drupal och egen-utvecklade CMS - Utvecklares åsikter2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 10.
    Al-Hassany, Ibrahim
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Applying the ENISA IT Risk Assessment for Cloud Computing on Small & Medium Enterprises. A Case Study of Policy/Organizational, Technical and Legal Risks2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 11.
    Al-Hassany, Ibrahim
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Charles, Bukenya
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Evaluation the usability of "Journalen": An Electronic Health Records System for Patients in Sweden2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12.
    Al-Haydar, Sattar
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Karlsson, Fredrik
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Cultural aspects in global systems development: an analytical tool2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Alirezaie, Marjan
    Örebro University, School of Science and Technology.
    Bridging the Semantic Gap between Sensor Data and Ontological Knowledge2015Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The rapid growth of sensor data can potentially enable a better awareness of the environment for humans. In this regard, interpretation of data needs to be human-understandable. For this, data interpretation may include semantic annotations that hold the meaning of numeric data. This thesis is about bridging the gap between quantitative data and qualitative knowledge to enrich the interpretation of data. There are a number of challenges which make the automation of the interpretation process non-trivial. Challenges include the complexity of sensor data, the amount of available structured knowledge and the inherent uncertainty in data. Under the premise that high level knowledge is contained in ontologies, this thesis investigates the use of current techniques in ontological knowledge representation and reasoning to confront these challenges. Our research is divided into three phases, where the focus of the first phase is on the interpretation of data for domains which are semantically poor in terms of available structured knowledge. During the second phase, we studied publicly available ontological knowledge for the task of annotating multivariate data. Our contribution in this phase is about applying a diagnostic reasoning algorithm to available ontologies. Our studies during the last phase have been focused on the design and development of a domain-independent ontological representation model equipped with a non-monotonic reasoning approach with the purpose of annotating time-series data. Our last contribution is related to coupling the OWL-DL ontology with a non-monotonic reasoner. The experimental platforms used for validation consist of a network of sensors which include gas sensors whose generated data is complex. A secondary data set includes time series medical signals representing physiological data, as well as a number of publicly available ontologies such as NCBO Bioportal repository.

  • 14.
    Alkhouli, Samer
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    The Impact of Bank Website Service Quality on Customer Satisfaction: An Empirical Study on Swedish Banks2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 15.
    Allansson, Joakim
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Lundmark, Joel
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Formaliserade systemutvecklingsmetoders lämplighet i en global utvecklingsmiljö2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 16.
    Almgren, Jens
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Moqvist, Marcus
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Wallmark, Magnus
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Recept på bra kakhantering - Hur webbutvecklare kan optimera nyttan av kakor2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 17.
    Almquist, David
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Hed, Magnus
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Jidsjö, Håkan
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Modulariseringsmomentet i Method for Method Configuration: En kvalitativ studie om möjligheten för utomstående aktörer att använda modulariseringsmomentet i Method for Method Configuration2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 18.
    Andersson, Alva
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Hur användningen av ett socialt intranät påverkar en organisation: En fallstudie hos Skandiamäklarna2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 19.
    Andersson, Andreas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Håkansson, Erik
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Ström, Martin
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Säkerhet & Människan - Hur olika faktorer påverkar säkerhet och medvetenhet inom verksamheter2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 20.
    Andersson, Annika
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Digital divides revisited: towards a model for analysis2004In: Electronic government: Proceedings of the third international conference, EGOV 2004, Zaragoza, Spain, August 30 - September 3, 2004 / [ed] Roland Traunmüller, Berlin: Springer , 2004, p. 289-292Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a model for categories of divides, and how these categories are interrelated. The factors are found by a literature study from different countries attempting to measure various divides. The model is based on earlier research on the ‘divide’ and includes: physical access, autonomy of use, know-how and motivation. Depending on the type of digital divide and the local situation, rectifying efforts must address the most crucial factor, which could be any of the four. The paper also introduces the nature and amount of different proposed divides, and relations among factors.

  • 21.
    Andersson, Annika
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Learning e-Learning: the restructuring of students beliefs and assumptions about learning2010In: International Journal on E-learning, ISSN 1537-2456, E-ISSN 1943-5932, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 435-461Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper builds on a case study on e-learning in Sri Lanka with focus on students’ underlying beliefs about how one learns. E-learning programs are most often set up with the assumption that students should think, act and learn independently and with underlying values of constructivism and learner–centred learning. For students used to classroom-based, didactic education the transition to the e-learning paradigm is, however, neither predetermined nor immediate. The objective of this paper is to find out if, and how, the e-learning practice manages to transform students into more independent and self sustaining learners. By drawing on Structuration Theory this study analyzes and compares novice and experienced students’ assumptions about learning when asking for a particular support function, because support needs should change if students start adopting the e-learning view on how learning is achieved. Findings show that students increasingly adopt the e-learning view on learning as they progress through the program. Students take increasingly more ownership of their learning and the teacher is no longer seen as the container of all knowledge. The importance of discussions also increases over time indicating that knowledge is no longer seen as being transmitted but rather created.

  • 22.
    Andersson, Annika
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Letters from the field: e-learning students change of learning behaviour in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh2008In: Proceedings of ECEL 2008: 7th European conference on e-Learning, 2008, p. 29-37Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper reports the findings from two case studies on e-learning in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In these countries much hope is set on e-learning as a means to disseminate education to a larger population, but statistics show that drop out rates from e-learning courses are much higher than from traditional, classroom based, courses. In this paper it is argued that one reason for this is that the introduction of e-learning and a more student-centred learning model involves a drastic shift for students who are brought up in very teacher-centred didactic educational cultures. In order to investigate how this change in learning is perceived by its main stakeholders (i.e. the students) visits to learning centres in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were made during 2007 and 2008. To capture the students’ opinions an open approach was chosen where students were asked to write letters about which major challenges they experience in changing their learning behaviour and completing the courses. Altogether the study is based on 107 student letters that have been analyzed and coded based on major differences and challenges identified by the students. Findings show that most students find learning on their own to be the major difference. They find this challenging because they feel very distant and because they do not know how to learn on their own. They have difficulties in managing their time and a lack of flexibility combined with a sloppy administration makes it even worse. Students used to being spoon-fed and learning by memorizing obviously need much support in taking ownership of their own learning in order to be able to learn by themselves. By comparing and mapping these findings to solutions suggested by existing research this study therefore suggests that support functions should be provided for students on ‘how to be an online learner’ and on ‘how to learn by yourself’. The teacher interaction and presence should also, at least in the early stages of the course, be frequent and active in order to make the student confident in his or hers ability to learn on their own. Finally, course flexibility (in regards to delivery mode and pace) should be high and much effort should be put into creating a supportive and well-organized administration

  • 23.
    Andersson, Annika
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Seven major challenges for e-learning in developing countries: Case study eBIT, Sri Lanka2008In: International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, ISSN 1814-0556, Vol. 4, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    By using an extensive framework for e-learning enablers and disablers (including 37 factors) this paper sets out to identify which of these challenges are most salient for an e-learning course in Sri Lanka. The study includes 1887 informants and data has been collected from year 2004 to 2007, covering opinions of students and staff. A quantitative approach is taken to identify the most important factors followed by a qualitative analysis to explain why and how they are important. The study identified seven major challenges in the following areas: Student support, Flexibility, Teaching and Learning Activities, Access, Academic confidence, Localization and Attitudes. In this paper these challenges will be discussed and solutions suggested.

  • 24.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    A Conceptual Framework for E-Learning in Developing Countries: A Critical Review of Research Challenges2009In: Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, ISSN 1681-4835, E-ISSN 1681-4835, Vol. 38, no 8, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a critical review of research on challenges for e-learning with a particular focus on developing countries. A comprehensive literature review including 60 papers on e-learning challenges was undertaken for the purpose of understanding how to implement e-learning in developing countries. Research questions were: what has existing research identified as the major challenges for e-learning, and, what differences, if any, are there between developing countries and developed countries in this respect? The literature study found 278 papers which were condensed to 60 based on exclusion and inclusion criteria designed to find papers of best quality as well as papers that clearly investigated well-defined challenges. The research found 30 specific challenges which were grouped into four categories, viz.: courses, individuals, technology and context. The overall conclusion is that these challenges are equally valid for both developed and developing countries; however in developing countries more papers focus on access to technology and context whereas in developed countries more papers concern individuals. A further finding is that most papers focus on one or two categories of challenges; few papers exhibit a comprehensive view. Because challenges are interrelated, based on the findings we propose a conceptual framework of emerging issues for e-learning in developed and developing countries. The framework is useful to guide both practice and research.

  • 25.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Hatakka, Mathias
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Increasing interactivity in distance educations: Case studies Bangladesh and Sri Lanka2010In: Information Technology for Development, ISSN 0268-1102, E-ISSN 1554-0170, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 16-33Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes how distance educations in developing countries can enhance interactivityby means of information and communication technologies. It is argued that e-learning involvesa shift in the educational structure from traditional transmission of knowledge to interactivecreation of knowledge. Our case studies are two distance educations in Bangladesh and SriLanka that use different technologies for implementing interactivity; Internet and computersin one case and video and mobile phones in the other. The findings are analyzed based onStructuration Theory and we compare the two approaches based on emerging norms andbeliefs. Findings from both cases show the concurrent enactment of both the transmissionand the interactive structure. Whereas peer collaboration and the use of self-assessment toolsmake students take more ownership of their learning, we also found the idea of a classroomwith an instructive teacher to be deeply rooted in the students’ minds.

  • 26.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Hedström, Karin
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Learning from e-learning: emerging constructive learning practices2009In: Doing IT research that matters, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This research is situated within the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and asks if ICT use can make learning practices change. While constructive learning practices are critical to both individual and societal development, repetitive learning practices are the norm in many developing countries. The study is based on observations and in-depth interviews and uses a structurational approach to understand if and how students views of learning change during an e-learning program in Sri Lanka. We found four constructive learning practices that emerged through technology use; individual exploring, interaction with peers, interaction with teachers, and taking responsibility of the learning. Many constructive learning practices emerged outside the LMS used, in students’ voluntary uses of publicly available resources on the Internet. The study shows that technology use can play a positive role for development, provided an open environment is available; students learn constructive practicesfrom e-learning.

  • 27.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Räisänen, Kalle
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Using class blogs in 1:1 schools: searching for unexplored opportunities2014In: Computers in The Schools, ISSN 0738-0569, E-ISSN 1528-7033, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 173-196Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on class blogs and presents results from 1:1schools in Sweden. While Swedish schools are increasingly usingWeb 2.0 technologies (e.g., wikis and blogs), most of this use is stillatanexperimentalstage.Tofurthertheunderstandingofhowblogsare and can be used, we compare class blogs used in practice withthe fast-growing literature in the field. Previous work suggests eightuses: collaboration, making assignments, journal writing, instruc-tion, posting supplemental material, community building, externalreaders, and prompting. In practice, we found blogs to be used ina fairly narrow way—mainly for instruction and posting supple-mental material. We hope that this article will inspire teachers tofurther their blog use.

  • 28.
    Andersson, Jakob
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Castillo Haglund, Emil
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Kennemark, Lars
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Scrum Master - en roll med många roller - Hur realiseras rollen som Scrum Master i praktiken kontra teorin?2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 29.
    Andersson, Jessica
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Thongsai, Varaphol
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Hantering av problem med sökmotorsoptimering i en single page application2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 30.
    Andersson, Johan
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Pettersson, Johan
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Vad finns det för fördelar och nackdelar medmolnet?: Hur upplever IT-företag dessa?2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att inom företag och organisationer använda sig av molntjänster är den senaste heta trenden inom IT-världen. Men vad finns det egentligen för fördelar och nackdelar med att använda sig av molntjänster? I denna uppsats beskriver vi först fenomenet molnetoch molnjänster, även känt som cloud computing. Efter det har vi gjort en litteraturstudie för att ta reda på vad det finns för för och nackdelar med användandetav molntjänster. Vi har till slut utfört en kvalitativ enkätundersökning för att ta reda påvad IT-företag som använder sig av molntjänster upplever för för och nackdelar meddem. Den genomförda litteraturstudien resulterade i ett visst antal för och nackdeler.Dessa för och nackdelar har vi delat in i åtta stycken kategorier med övergripande teman. Vi har därefter utformat enkätfrågorna utifrån dessa kategorier.

  • 31.
    Andersson, Jonas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Nyqvist, David
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Persson, Johan
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    En dator per elev - bra eller inte? En kvantitativ analys av hur lärare förhåller sig till 1:1 konceptet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 32.
    Andrea, Bel Sarkis
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    En kvalitativ studie om varför Facebook används, hur man skyddar sin personliga information samt interagerar med andra Facebook-användare.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Facebook är idag ett av de största virtuella sociala nätverken som finns. Till en början var det tänkt att Facebook skulle användas av studenter vid Harvard universitet men idag är det långt ifrån bara studenter som använder Facebook. (Boyd & Ellison 2008)

    Detta arbete syftar till att ta reda på varför Facebook används och hur det används när det kommer till säkerhet och kommunikation. All empirisk data samlades in genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med sex aktiva Facebook-användare med hopp om att få djupa och ärliga svar för att lättare kunna analysera resultatet.

    Det som framkom i undersökningen var att Facebook används för att underlätta kommunikation mellan användare och att kommunikation via Facebook bidrar till att användare sparar tid då de annars inte hinner umgås med alla sina vänner i det verkliga livet. Det framkom även att Facebook-användare är medvetna om vad de gör på Facebook; de vet vad för information som finns tillgänglig på deras profil och vilka informationen är tillgänglig för. Användare på Facebook är också noggranna med vilka de är vän med och inte tillåter användare de inte känner finnas med i deras vänlista.

  • 33.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jaakkola, Hannu
    Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland.
    Keto, Harri
    Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland.
    Multicultural Software Development: The Productivity Perspective2011In: International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, ISSN 1938-0232, E-ISSN 1938-0240, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 19-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Productivity management is a challenge for software engineering companies and, in this regard, there is a current trend toward globalization. Via acquisitions and mergers, business has become international and employs different national cultures. Therefore, the focus of this article is on the understanding of cultural differences affecting productivity in globalized software production. The relation between productivity and non coding activities in software development projects has not been proven. Software development is expert work, typically made in closely collaborating local teams and global distribution of expert work increases the degree of difficulty. In this paper, the authors analyze multicultural ICT companies from their productivity perspective through the lens of cultural differences. The purpose of this study is to report findings based on general cultural studies and reported experiences that seem to affect productivity in the software industry. Some company cases are also described and analyzed.

  • 34.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland .
    Toikka, Tarja
    School of Art and Design, Faculty of Art and media Pori, Aalto University, Pori, Finland .
    Theory and practice meets in industrial process design: educational perspective2010In: Organizational, Business and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society: Third World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2010, Corfu, Greece, September 22-24, 2010. Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Miltiadis D. Lytras, Patricia Ordonez de Pablos, Adrian Ziderman, Alan Roulstone, Hermann Maurer, Jonathan B. Imber, 2010, Vol. 112, p. 123-135Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Software engineer should see himself as a business process designer in enterprise resource planning system (ERP) re-engineering project. Software engineers and managers should have design dialogue. The objective of this paper is to discuss the motives to study the design research in connection of management education in order to envision and understand the soft human issues in the management context. Second goal is to develop means of practicing social skills between designers and managers. This article explores the affective components of design thinking in industrial management domain. In the conceptual part of this paper are discussed concepts of network and project economy, creativity, communication, use of metaphors, and design thinking. Finally is introduced empirical research plan and first empirical results from design method experiments among the multi-disciplined groups of the master-level students of industrial engineering and management and software engineering.

  • 35.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Laboratory of Industrial and Information Management, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Vartio, Mikko
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Laboratory of Industrial and Information Management Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    If you know social media, you see opportunities…2017In: 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, St. Petersburg, Russia 7-9 June 2017: Knowledge Management in the 21th Century: Resilience, Creativity and Co-creation. Proceedings / [ed] JC Spender, Giovanni Schiuma, Tatiana Gavrilova, St. Petersburg, Russia: St. Petersburg University , 2017, Vol. 12, p. 575-584Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Arslan, David
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Kilicoglu, Johan
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Sahlström, Per
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Vilka konsekvenser medför dataintrång för drabbade och icke-drabbade?2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 37.
    Arvidsson, Thomas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Lindgren, Oskar
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Enterprise Service Bus - Dess egenskaper och skillnader mot Message Bus2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 38.
    Asiimwe, Edgar Napoleon
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    On mobile learning with Learning Content Management Systems: a contemporary literature review2014In: Mobile as a Mainstream – Towards Future Challenges in Mobile Learning: 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, November 3-5, 2014, Proceedings / [ed] Marco Kalz, Yasemin Bayyurt & Marcus Specht, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014, p. 131-145Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) are important tools for organizing learning material and communication. Increasingly mobile technologies are used for internet access; particularly important in developing countries where broadband is scarce. Mobile LCMS introduce specific challenges, which are yet not fully addressed. This paper reviews the literature on mobile LCMS for the purpose of identifying current research focus, research gaps, and future research directions regarding how to bridge the gaps and leverage CMS technology to support “mobile learning”. The concept matrix method is used to collect and analyze literature. Five prominent research areas are found; Use, access, design and infrastructure; communication and collaboration; engagement and knowledge development; content and service delivery; and implementation experiences and evaluation. A major gap identified is that research does neither clearly nor thoroughly address the intersection between learning and technology. Adjusting technologies to learning contexts and environments is a key area for future research.

  • 39.
    Ask, Andreas
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    The Role of Enterprise Architecture in Local eGovernment Adoption2012Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Governments struggle with inefficiencies and an inability to achieve interoperable information communication technology (ICT) systems. Apparent issues include a failure of local government to realize the benefits of electronic government (eGov) initiatives, high project failure rates, administrations hampered with inefficiencies, and a lack of interoperability between systems within the local government. Thus, local governments need to address their eGov initiatives in a structured way to improve their chances of providing the benefits that are sought after.

    Sweden’s eGov model is decentralized, following a strict new public management (NPM) model. Whilst eGov ought to bring benefits to local government, Sweden is still hampered by inefficiencies and an inability to achieve interoperable ICT systems. This has been the case for quite some time. One reason why systemic gains from adopting eGov have not reached the levels sought after could be that, in many cases, ICT implementations are not enough. The transformation needed for eGov is not instantaneous; it requires various new ways of working.

    Enterprise Architecture (EA) has come to be seen as a possible solution to the apparent issues of developing, adopting and managing eGov successfully. By utilizing EA, it is argued that it is possible to bridge ICT systems and business processes, thus making the organization more efficient. However EA’s usefulness for eGov development and adoption is the subject of debate. Some researchers argue that EA lacks clearly defined scopes and concepts, which makes the use of EA in government difficult. Whereas other argues that although EA frameworks are comprehensive logical frameworks, they lack content that is related specifically to government organizations.

    The thesis posits the following research questions: What is the role of EA in eGov adoption in Swedish local government? together with three sub questions: What are the prerequisites for using EA in Swedish local eGov adoption? What has the Swedish local government in Örebro achieved with its use of EA in eGov adoption? And What problems have the Swedish local government in Örebro experienced in its use of EA when adopting eGov? To explore the role of EA in eGov adoption a longitudinal case study is carried out on the municipality of Örebro’s eGov project MovIT, a project launched in 2007 that ended in 2009. I study the prerequisites, results and problems associated with using EA in Swedish local government as part of eGov adoption. A comparative study is conducted of the goals of eGov, as stated in official eGov documents at EU and Swedish governmental levels will attest as to the supposed benefits of EA in contemporary EA-literature.

    From the study, it can be concluded that EA, as a phenomenon, is thought to be, if not a silverbullet, then at least a prerequisite to eGov success. In term of prerequisites, EA use cannot assist Swedish local government where there are more politicized objectives; in this situation, local government is required to look elsewhere to find support for its work. The study identify several critical issues from the empirical study of the prerequisites: distinction between administrative and political responsibilities; political mandate; political timing; resource allocation; coordination under NPM; dependence on providers; and choosing among standards and best practices. These issues need to be acknowledged and handled appropriately by Swedish local government in order to improve the chances for success in eGov adoption.

    The study also showed that NPM as governance model becomes a hindrance in eGov adoption, preventing the project from a more explicit use of an EA-framework and negatively affecting the projects possibility to adopt eGov. However, despite this structural problem, it is still possible – as observed – for a project that is based on EA-thinking to begin working.

    EGov, NPM and EA-thinking form a triad, with structural properties that, in some instances, correlate. In such cases, this can lead to positive changes. However, in other situations, they are contradictory, resulting in Swedish local government having a difficult time in adhering to the suggestions endorsed by the eGov project. This lead to incoherent progressions towards requested results. The existing structures hindered effective cooperation, both internally between different departments and externally with other local governments.

    This licentiate thesis has shown that the initial use of EA in local government eGov adoption is complex. Given the contradictory nature of NPM and eGov, local government has to acknowledge the negative impacts of NPM on eGov adoption. As well as acknowledging the issues that arise from EA use, a key area is a lack of support of local government in an area that is most likely to be endorsed by politicians. Politicians do not get re-elected based on efficient internal processes with a highly integrated ICT; rather, changes must be visible to citizens and businesses. This licentiate thesis has also shown that ‘EA-thinking’, as a means for local government, can move towards an EA without the explicit use of an EA framework or EA method. However, ‘EA-thinking’ may give rise to other issues that need to be acknowledged and dealt with. This licentiate thesis contributes to research by improving our understanding of the nature and importance of promoting and inhibiting different factors. Including critical issues for succeeding with eGov adoption, the negative effects of NPM and how EA-thinking can lead to positive changes, even though it cannot assist local government in all aspects deemed important to eGov adoption.

    In terms of practice, this thesis contributes by highlighting the problematic nature of institutionalized structures and the effect that this has on eGov adoption. It also contributes by enabling local governments to acknowledge the problems identified. This allows them to better understand their own development and possibly avoid similar problems or at least have a better understanding of how to handle the issues that arise.

    List of papers
    1. Implementation challenges: competing structures when new public management meets eGovernment
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementation challenges: competing structures when new public management meets eGovernment
    2008 (English)In: Electronic government / [ed] Maria A.Wimmer, Hans J. Scholl, Enrico Ferro, Berlin: Springer , 2008, p. 25-36Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses practices, opportunities and challenges in local eGovernment project management by means of a case study of a Swedish city aiming at completely refocusing services, electronic and other, to become “citizen oriented”, meaning being able to meet the citizens’ needs more effectively. Based on empirical evidence collected by interviews and document studies, the article analyzes the development towards eGovernment and “the 24/7 agency”. Analyzing the case against eGovernment success factors we find seven challenges; political timing, resource allocation, political mandate, distinction between administrative and political responsibilities, coordination of departments, dependence on providers, and wise use of standards.. These challenges are critical because they mean choices important for national eGov development are open for local politics, complicated ad-hoc alliances among cities, and influences of strong individuals and groups. The article analyzes the challenges and finds that this situation is much a consequence of the prevailing strategic model for the public sector, New Public Management (NPM). This model by design leaves these issues in a void which has to be filled by negotiations among many actors with different roles, goals, and action space. The case shows that this makes national strategic eGov development volatile as it is dependent on a large number of local political assemblies; unlike the intention, NPM politicizes eGovernment.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Berlin: Springer, 2008
    Series
    Lecture notes in computer science ; 5184
    Keyword
    local government, electronic government, implementation, NPM, New public management
    National Category
    Information Systems
    Research subject
    Informatics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6376 (URN)10.1007/978-3-540-85204-9_3 (DOI)000259730900003 ()2-s2.0-52449114338 (Scopus ID)978-3-540-85203-2 (ISBN)
    Conference
    7th International Conference, EGOV 2008, Torino, Italy, August 31 - September 5, 2008
    Available from: 2009-04-24 Created: 2009-04-24 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
    2. The Örebro City Citizen-Oriented E-Government Strategy
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Örebro City Citizen-Oriented E-Government Strategy
    2008 (English)In: International Journal of Electronic Government Research, ISSN 1548-3886, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 69-88Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses practices, opportunities, and challenges in local e-government project management by means of a case study involving interviews, document studies, and an element of action research, over eight months. The analysis against e-government success factors finds seven "critical issues"; political timing, resource allocation, political mandate, distinction between administrative and political responsibilities, coordination of departments, dependence on providers, and use of standards. We found these issues open for local choice, influences of strong individuals and groups, and chance. This is a consequence of the prevailing strategic model for the public sector, New Public Management, which leaves these issues to be filled by negotiations among many actors with different roles, goals, and action space. The general lesson is that there is a need for practical ways of acting strategically to reduce the risk level and increase the ability to implement policy. 

    Keyword
    local government, electronic government, NPM, implementation
    National Category
    Information Systems
    Research subject
    Informatics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6366 (URN)10.4018/jegr.2008100105 (DOI)2-s2.0-56549117673 (Scopus ID)
    Available from: 2009-04-24 Created: 2009-04-24 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
    3. Taking initial steps towards enterprise architecture in local government
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Taking initial steps towards enterprise architecture in local government
    2011 (English)In: Electronic government and the information systems perspective / [ed] Kim Normann Andersen, Enrico Francesconi, Åke Grönlund, Tom M. van Engers, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011, p. 26-40Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to increase the understanding of immature use of Enterprise Architectures (EAs). In this paper we present results from an eGovernment initiative in a Swedish local government. This longitudinal case study illustrates the problems of taking initial steps of moving towards an EA during the development and implementation an eGovernment initiative. Through an analysis of goal achievements, we develop a better understanding of the challenges of using EA frameworks for local eGovernment-projects. Our results show that the immature use of the EA framework resulted in parts of the organization deviating from plan where individual members began to implement individual solutions, instead of basing decisions on the overall architecture. This impaired project’s possibility to develop towards an EA in an efficient way.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011
    Series
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 6866
    Keyword
    eGovernment, e-service, Enterprise Architecture, Convergence, Goal achievement, Electronic Government
    National Category
    Human Aspects of ICT Information Systems
    Research subject
    Informatics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20520 (URN)10.1007/978-3-642-22961-9_3 (DOI)
    Conference
    Second International Conference, EGOVIS 2011, Toulouse, France, August 29 – September 2
    Available from: 2011-12-08 Created: 2011-12-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
  • 40.
    Ask, Andreas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Implementation challenges: competing structures when new public management meets eGovernment2008In: Electronic government / [ed] Maria A.Wimmer, Hans J. Scholl, Enrico Ferro, Berlin: Springer , 2008, p. 25-36Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses practices, opportunities and challenges in local eGovernment project management by means of a case study of a Swedish city aiming at completely refocusing services, electronic and other, to become “citizen oriented”, meaning being able to meet the citizens’ needs more effectively. Based on empirical evidence collected by interviews and document studies, the article analyzes the development towards eGovernment and “the 24/7 agency”. Analyzing the case against eGovernment success factors we find seven challenges; political timing, resource allocation, political mandate, distinction between administrative and political responsibilities, coordination of departments, dependence on providers, and wise use of standards.. These challenges are critical because they mean choices important for national eGov development are open for local politics, complicated ad-hoc alliances among cities, and influences of strong individuals and groups. The article analyzes the challenges and finds that this situation is much a consequence of the prevailing strategic model for the public sector, New Public Management (NPM). This model by design leaves these issues in a void which has to be filled by negotiations among many actors with different roles, goals, and action space. The case shows that this makes national strategic eGov development volatile as it is dependent on a large number of local political assemblies; unlike the intention, NPM politicizes eGovernment.

  • 41.
    Ask, Andreas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Hatakka, Mathias
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Brattvik, Peter
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Att delta eller att bara ta del – En studie om eDeltagande på de svenska riskdagspartiernas webbsidor2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna uppsats kommer vi att undersöka vilka möjligheter det finns för medborgare att delta i den politiska processen via de svenska riksdagspartierna webbsidor. Vi kan se att den svenska demokratin har problem med lågt valdeltagande, antalet medlemmar i de politiska partierna minskar och politikerföraktet ökar. På senare år har eDemokrati framkommit som en möjlig lösning på problemet och nya tekniker och metoder möjliggör nya vägar att involvera med-borgarna i politiken. eDeltagande (eParticipation) är ett nytt begrepp som bland annat är tänkt att främja ett elektroniskt deltagande bland medborgarna i den politiska processen och debat-ten. I denna uppsats studerar vi vilka olika nivåer av ett eDeltagande som kan uppnås, vilket eDeltagande de politiska partierna vill möjliggöra och vad de faktiskt har möjliggjort. Riks-dagspartierna möjliggör för medborgare att ta del av information, vilket också stämmer över-ens med deras syfte med webbsidorna. Däremot finns det mycket att önska avseende att möj-liggöra ett aktivt deltagande, det är få eller inga funktioner som riskdagspartierna har imple-menterat för att möjliggöra detta.

  • 42.
    Ask, Andreas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Hatakka, Mathias
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    The Örebro city citizen-oriented e-Government strategy2009In: Social and organizational developments through emerging e-Government applications: new principles and concepts / [ed] Vishanth Weerakkody, Hershey, PA: IGI Global , 2009, p. 233-253Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Ask, Andreas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Hatakka, Mathias
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    The Örebro City Citizen-Oriented E-Government Strategy2008In: International Journal of Electronic Government Research, ISSN 1548-3886, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 69-88Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses practices, opportunities, and challenges in local e-government project management by means of a case study involving interviews, document studies, and an element of action research, over eight months. The analysis against e-government success factors finds seven "critical issues"; political timing, resource allocation, political mandate, distinction between administrative and political responsibilities, coordination of departments, dependence on providers, and use of standards. We found these issues open for local choice, influences of strong individuals and groups, and chance. This is a consequence of the prevailing strategic model for the public sector, New Public Management, which leaves these issues to be filled by negotiations among many actors with different roles, goals, and action space. The general lesson is that there is a need for practical ways of acting strategically to reduce the risk level and increase the ability to implement policy. 

  • 44.
    Ask, Andreas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Hedström, Karin
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Taking initial steps towards enterprise architecture in local government2011In: Electronic government and the information systems perspective / [ed] Kim Normann Andersen, Enrico Francesconi, Åke Grönlund, Tom M. van Engers, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011, p. 26-40Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to increase the understanding of immature use of Enterprise Architectures (EAs). In this paper we present results from an eGovernment initiative in a Swedish local government. This longitudinal case study illustrates the problems of taking initial steps of moving towards an EA during the development and implementation an eGovernment initiative. Through an analysis of goal achievements, we develop a better understanding of the challenges of using EA frameworks for local eGovernment-projects. Our results show that the immature use of the EA framework resulted in parts of the organization deviating from plan where individual members began to implement individual solutions, instead of basing decisions on the overall architecture. This impaired project’s possibility to develop towards an EA in an efficient way.

  • 45.
    Aslani, Ramtin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Eklöf, Carl
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Gezelius, Filip
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Agila metoders implementation ur ett idealtypiskt perspektiv2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 46.
    Astlind, Andreas
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Stafström, Alexander
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Facebook som kommunikationsmedel: En studie bland informatikstudenter på Örebro universitet2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Facebook är en social nätverkstjänst som gör det möjligt att man kostnadsfritt, utifrån synen att internet är gratis, kan kommunicera på olika sätt med andra aktörer och dela med sig av information. Tjänsten består av några olika kommunikationsfunktioner som man kan använda sig av.

    I denna rapport fokuserar vi på att ta reda på när Facebook används som främsta kommunikationsmedel och i så fall hur användandet sker. Vi har med hjälp av en enkätundersökning undersökt vid vilka scenarier informatikstudenter på Örebro universitet väljer att använda sig av Facebook som främsta kommunikationsmedel. Vi har också tagit reda på vilka kommunikationsmedel som i dessa fall skulle använts främst om inte Facebook funnits tillgängligt. Vidare har vi även tittat på om ålder och användningstiden av Facebook per dag påverkar valet av främsta kommunikationsmedel.

    Vi har valt att jobba mot två olika typer av scenarion, tidsrelaterade och bekräftelsebehovsrelaterade. Vi kan se att Facebook främst används vid de bekräftelsebehovsrelaterade scenarierna och att SMS oftast är det kommunikationsmedel som skulle använts om inte Facebook funnits. Undersökningen visar även att yngre aktörer samt aktörer med en högre användningstid av Facebook oftare använder Facebook som främsta kommunikationsmedel. 

  • 47.
    Avar, Rammtin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Saxin, Patrik
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Analys för val av programvaruplattform för en digitaliserad målkortsapplikation2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 48.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Användare och utvecklare: om anveckling med kalkylprogram2001In: Användarperspektivet: strategier för att förstärka samspelet mellan användare och utvecklare / [ed] Bertil Olsson, Stockholm: Vinnova , 2001, p. 105-113Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Arbetsintegrerad systemutveckling med kalkylprogram1995Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Spreadsheet End User Development and Knowledge Management2009In: Encyclopedia of information science and technology / [ed] Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2009, 2, p. 3564-3569Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the early days of computers, expertise was needed in order to use computers. As IT tools have become more powerful and user friendly, more and more people have been able to use computers and programs as tools when carrying out working tasks. Nowadays, it is possible for people without special IT training to develop Information Systems (IS) that only IT specialists could have done some years ago. In this paper End User Development (EUD) using a Spreadsheet Program (SP) is discussed from a knowledge management perspective. EUD can be a part of an organization’s effort to take advantage of existing, often tacit, knowledge or creating new knowledge. An end user is a person who acts both as a user and a systems developer. A typical feature of an end user is that he has a good (often unique) knowledge of the business and the work related to the IS in question, which is called the User Developed Application. It is the combination of these two sorts of knowledge which is the key to EUD as knowledge management. The aim of this of this chapter is to relate EUD to knowledge management and, specifically, to describe how tacit knowledge can be audited when end users develop spreadsheet systems for their own domain of expertise. The main source is a set of qualitative case studies carried out between 1995 and 2005. (Avdic, 1999; Westin, Avdic & Roberts, 2005)

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