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  • 101.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Czarniawska, Barbara
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Marcusson, Lena
    Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Dra lärdomar av muthärvan i Göteborg2013In: Dagens samhälle, ISSN 1652-6511, no 13 juniArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Korruptionsfrihet kan inte tas för givet. Inte ens i ett tämligen korruptionsfritt land som Sverige. Därför finns det anledning för många kommuner att studera och dra lärdomar av muthärvan i Göteborg, skriver granskningskommissionens ledamöter som presenterar en kritisk rapport där de genomlyst korruptionshärvan.

  • 102.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Czarniawska, Barbara
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Marcusson, Lena
    Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Tillitens gränser: granskningskommissionens slutbetänkande2013Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Under tiden februari 2012 – juni 2013 har granskningskommissionen intervjuat ett fyrtiotal ledare inom politik, förvaltningar och bolag, gjort en enkätundersökning bland 40 000 medarbetare och förtroendevalda, analyserat dokument och medier, tagit del av rätts- och samhällsvetenskaplig forskning samt besökt andra kommuner.

    Våra analyser tyder på att Göteborgs Stads förvaltningar och bolag uppvisade drag som alls inte direkt men väl indirekt bidrog till att man kom att underskatta riskerna för oegentligheter. Det handlade närmare bestämt om en kombination av ett antal samverkande organisatoriska, rättsliga och politiska svagheter där medierna regisserade avslöjandena inför en oförberedd, häpen och lamslagen politisk och administrativ ledning. Det fanns, och finns, en institutionaliserad, historiskt omhuldad göteborgsanda – och en bild av denna anda – där gränsöverskridande samarbete, pragmatisk handlingskraft och synbara resultat står i centrum. Den kom att dominera. Värden som professionell självständighet, formalia, insyn och opartiskhet hamnade delvis i skymundan. Även ett kraftfullt politiskt ledarskap vred uppmärksamheten åt annat håll. Koncentrationen av makt skapade en ängslig anpasslighet som höll tillbaka professionell mångfald, civilkurage och öppenhet, ibland även politisk opposition.

    Decentraliseringen ut till fackförvaltningar och 130 bolag skedde inom ramen för en relativt svag intern styrning, uppföljning och kontroll, viss slutenhet i rekryteringen av tjänstemän, politiker på dubbla stolar med oklara mandat, brister i synen på bisysslor samt en otydlig juristfunktion. Man försökte leva efter de anti-byråkratiska idéerna i New Public Management men tog den inbäddning av förtroende och tillit som endast kan skapas av institutioner som bygger på rättssäkerhet, regelstyrning och oberoende sakkunskap för given. Kritik, förslag och rekommendationer från stadsrevisionen fick ringa politiskt genomslag.

    Vad vi mött är en stad som i vissa delar anammade marknadens föreställningssätt, spelade ned rättsstatens betydelse, undergrävde professionella yrkesgruppers betydelse och försvårade medborgerligt inflytande och dito kontroll.

    I den enkät vi genomförde i februari och mars 2013 svarade nästan varannan medarbetare och förtroendevald att det som framkommit bara är toppen på ett isberg – enligt dem var ”muthärvan” inget journalistiskt påhitt. Man tror att de som anmäler och larmar verkligen vill att saker och ring ska gå rätt till, även om det också finns okunskap och en rädsla för mobbing och utfrysning som verkar i motsatt riktning. Alla förvaltningar och bolag har medarbetare som säger att de åtminstone en gång själva erbjudits muta. Totalt rör det sig om åtta procent i stadens bolag och sju procent i förvaltningarna, men variationerna mellan förvaltningar och bolag är stora. Korruptionsförebyggande arbete kan alltså inte isoleras till någon bestämd organisatorisk form eller typ av verksamhet utan måste ske brett.

    Mot denna bakgrund och med stöd i flera av medarbetarnas egna förslag lämnar vi tio rekommendationer för att minska risken för korruption, tillvarata andras erfarenheter och återskapa förtroendet för det demokratiska systemet:

    • (1) Skapa tydliga men få gemensamma styrdokument
    • (2) Ledningen ska visa vad en god och opartisk förvaltning innebär
    • (3) Förtydliga politikernas och tjänstemännens roller
    • (4) Rekrytera chefer och andra tjänstemän utifrån meriter
    • (5) Skapa utbildningar och arbetsförutsättningar för professionalitet
    • (6) Skapa rutiner för anmälan av bisysslor
    • (7) Utpeka en tydlig mottagare av interna anmälningar
    • (8) Professionalisera den kommunala revisionen
    • (9) Utveckla former för en dialog med medborgarna
    • (10) Inrätta Göteborgs Stads gästprofessur för forskning om den demokratiska rättsstaten.
  • 103.
    Amoor Pour, Sorush
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Ödquist, Alexander
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Meningsskapande i internrekryteringsprocesser - Hur chefer och rekryterare går tillväga för att skapa mening2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 104.
    Anadol, Margarita
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Corporate Social Responsibility i Restaurangbranschen2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 105.
    Anadol, Margarita
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Cheng, Sofia
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Styrning i praktiken: en fallstudie av intraprenaden Gumaeliusskolan2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 106.
    Andark, Max
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Brånn, Niclas
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    ISO 9001 Kvalitetscertifieringens påverkan på effektivitet i svenska aktiebolag 2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 107.
    Andark, Max
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Brånn, Niclas
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Fransson, Simon
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Konflikters positiva effekter2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 108.
    Anderbrant, Anton
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Martinsson, Magnus
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Walan, Rasmus
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Marknadsföringsstrategi och kundlojalitetens indikatorer: En uppsats om kundlojaliteten inom nätkasinoindustrin och marknadsföringsstrategier2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 109.
    Andersell, Martin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Ericsson, Pontus
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Johnsson, Fredric
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Immateriella tillgångar vid kreditgivningsbeslut: Assessment of intangible assets in credit decision2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Society is moving towards a more service oriented and knowledge intensive production which has led the intangible resources to a major factor in companies’ economies. Some of the resources meet the criteria for an asset and is included in corporate balance sheets. When companies are in need of capital banks look to corporate balance sheets to make a credit assessment. Then they have to assess intangible assets.

     

     - How does creditors assescompanies intangible assets?

     - What significance does this assessment have on credit decisions?

     

    The purpose of this study is to describe how creditors assess intangible assets and the significance of this assessment for credit decisions.

     

    A qualitative study has been conducted in which data was collected through interviews with respondents from three different banks.

     

    Two of the studied banks assess no monetary value on intangible assets, but these affect the overall assessment of a company. The significance of this is that companies with a high proportion of intangible assets have harder to be granted credit and punished with higher costs. The last bank puts a monetary value on intangibles, but devaluates them with a flat rate deduction. The consequence is that firms with high proportion of intangible assets have better chances of being granted credit. For larger credits, the bank doesn't finance an equal amount of the investment.

  • 110.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Faculty of Social Sciences, Lillehammer University College, Lillehammer, Norway.
    Assessing Public Managers' Change-Oriented Behavior: Are Private Managers Caught in the Doldrums?2010In: International Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 0190-0692, E-ISSN 1532-4265, Vol. 33, no 6, p. 335-345Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents a concept and a measurement of managers' change-oriented behavior related to the initiation and implementation organizational change. It is argued that managers have an optimal potential for achieving organizational changes if they have the change-centered leadership style, are intuitive, recognize demands for change, and have power-motivated behavior. Public and private managers are significantly different in relation to change-oriented behavior based on data from 343 managers in two public organizations and one private. One result was unexpected: public managers are more change-oriented than managers in business organizations. As expected, there is no significant difference in change-oriented behavior among managers in public agencies. Possible explanations for these outcomes are presented.

  • 111.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Barking up the wrong tree: on the fallacies of the transformational leadership theory2015In: Leadership & Organization Development Journal, ISSN 0143-7739, E-ISSN 1472-5347, Vol. 36, no 6, p. 765-777Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to illustrate that the magnitude of interest in and of enthusiasm for transformational leadership is out of proportion with its weaknesses.

    Findings: The theory has some grave problems: there are conceptual limitations; managerial leadership is conflated with political leadership; the theory is presented as a universal as well as a contingency theory; the claim that transformational leaders are more effective is not empirically supported; and the use of the term “followers” rather than “subordinates” creates confusion in the study of formal organizations. Finally, and perhaps most fundamentally, does transformational leadership theory qualify as a managerial leadership theory?

    Research limitations/implications: Transformational leadership is a political leadership theory and thus less relevant for managerial leadership.

    Originality/value: This paper addresses the theoretical limitations of the transformational leadership theory as well as the lack of empirical support regarding the effectiveness of transformational leaders.

  • 112.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    How organisation theory supports corporate governance scholarship2015In: Corporate Governance : The International Journal of Effective Board Performance, ISSN 1472-0701, E-ISSN 1758-6054, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 530-545Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – This paper aims to show how organisation theory can be used to understand the controversy between the shareholder and the stakeholder perspectives. Rationalistic and open system theories may enhance research on corporate governance by offering well-defined concepts and by specifying core relationships.

    Design/methodology/approach – This paper applies descriptions of the two perspectives in organisation theory as a “method” for illustrating how they are linked to and support the shareholder versus the stakeholder perspectives.

    Findings – The controversy stems from the fact that the shareholder and the stakeholder perspectives address different relationships. The shareholder perspective captures two relationships that accord with rationalistic organisation theory: shareholders are managing the managers and the organisation, and managers are managing the corporation on behalf of the owners. The stakeholder perspective focuses on three relationships that are not concordant with system theory: managers are managing the shareholders (i.e. the symbolic management of stockholders), managers are managing the corporation (i.e. general management theory) and managers are managing the stakeholders.

    Research limitations/implications – Organisation theory provides suggestions for more fruitful definitions of the often-used concepts of direction, control, administration and influence. These terms may be substituted with the well-defined concepts of management, power and control.

    Practical implications – Proponents of organisation theory find it theoretically difficult to deal with the topic of corporate governance, if they do at all. When they do, they do it only perfunctorily.

    Originality/value – Organisation theory may strengthen research on corporate governance if we insist on both theoretical clarifications of major relationships and on the use of more strictly defined concepts.

  • 113.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Leadership research and the oldest crime2017In: Dynamic relationships management journal, ISSN 2232-5867, E-ISSN 2350-367X, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 3-14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In management and leadership scholarships, organisations are often regarded as entities established as vehicles for the owners so that the owners can achieve their goals. Arguably, the purpose of managerial leadership research is to provide managers with knowledge which benefits organisations. The purpose of this article is to assess whether current managerial leadership research is relevant and helpful to managers or not. Five studies (March & Sutton, 1997; Collins, 2001; Richard et al., 2009; Hiller et al., 2011; Andersen, 2013), which contain data from a total of 2,479 articles, have revealed that the relationship between formal leadership (management) and organisational effectiveness is seldom studied. When effectiveness is addressed it is rarely defined and almost never measured. It is, indeed, no surprise that six studies (Burack, 1979; Calas & Smircich, 1988; Astley & Zamuto, 1992; House & Aditya, 1997; Ghoshal, 2005; Brownlie et al., 2008) have shown that managers regard leadership research both irrelevant and useless.

  • 114.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. Institutionen för organisation och entreprenörskap (OE), Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, Sweden.
    Leadership research: Where irrelevance prevails2013In: Dynamic relationships management journal, ISSN 2232-5867, E-ISSN 2350-367X, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 3-14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Is contemporary managerial leadership research relevant and helpful to managers? Arguably, managers’ main task and prime concern is to contribute to the attainment of organisational goals, i.e., to enhance organizational effectiveness. On the basis of this premise of relevance, a survey of 105 research articles published in two international journals year 2011 reveals that researchers did not address this question. In these articles the term ‘effectiveness’ occurred about one time for every 1000 words. In the 105 articles effectiveness was seldom defined and never measured. If managers‘ prime concern is to contribute to organizational effectiveness, then there is no surprise that several scholars have found that managers regard leadership research irrelevant and useless.

  • 115.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Leadership scholarship: all bridges have been burned2016In: Leadership and the humanities, ISSN 2050-8727, E-ISSN 2050-8735, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 108-125Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to enhance the understanding of the present state of leadership scholarship by describing similarities between leadership theories and underlining significant differences between them. Based on four criteria, two broad groups of leadership theories are identifiable. These two groups are fundamentally different with respect to the conceptions of both organisations and leadership. While one group of theories concentrates on descriptions and understandings of leadership processes, the other group emphasises causal relationships between leadership and organisational outcomes. A critical result of the divergent emphases is that the theoretical relationships between these two groups of scholarship appear to have ended. Advancements in one area may no longer be beneficial to other areas. This article stresses that it is necessary to come to grips with the consequences of the present fissured state in leadership research.

  • 116.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Faculty of Social Sciences, Lillehammer University College, Lillehammer, Norway.
    Public versus Private Managers: How Public and Private Managers Differ in Leadership Behavior2010In: PAR. Public Administration Review, ISSN 0033-3352, E-ISSN 1540-6210, Vol. 70, no 1, p. 131-141Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to find out whether there are behavioral differences between public and private sector managers. Two groups of public managers (managers of social insurance agencies and public school principals) and a group of private managers (two samples) are investigated. Behavioral dimensions are investigated including leadership style (task, relationship, and change orientation), decision‐making style (the functions of sensing, intuition, thinking, and feeling), and motivation profile (achievement, affiliation, and power motivation). An analysis of data from 459 managers in four organizations in Sweden reveal significant differences in behavior between public and private managers. However, no significant differences in leadership behavior are discovered among public managers. Possible explanations for such differences and similarities are explored.

  • 117.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Servant leadership and transformational leadership: from comparisons to farewells2018In: Leadership & Organization Development Journal, ISSN 0143-7739, E-ISSN 1472-5347, Vol. 39, no 6, p. 762-774Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to question the usefulness of comparisons between theories on servant leadership and transformational leadership.

    Design/methodology/approach: A review of scholarly works on these two theories is presented from the original works of Greenleaf, Burns and Bass to the current research.

    Findings: Based on the four categories of construct clarity, two competing alternatives are identifiable in the scholarship of both servant and transformational leadership. There are thus 16 versions of each theory.

    Research limitations/implications: The literature review contains no new empirical data. The many versions available today of each theory do not make comparisons meaningful. The prevalence of several versions of theories on servant leadership and transformational leadership implies that they are no longer specific and useful theories.

    Originality/value: Critical comments are presented on the usefulness of comparisons between servant leadership and transformational leadership. Thus, the value of these theories is also questioned.

  • 118.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    The concept of managerial discretion in corporate governance - better off without it?2017In: Corporate Governance : The International Journal of Effective Board Performance, ISSN 1472-0701, E-ISSN 1758-6054, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 574-587Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This paper aims to assess the concept of managerial discretion with respect to itstheoretical and empirical usefulness for corporate governance research.

    Design/methodology/approach: This paper scrutinises applied theoretical claims, definitions andmethods, as well as a number of empirical studies on managerial discretion.

    Findings: To date, no empirical definition of the concept has been presented and no measurementhas been developed and tested for reliability and validity that contains all three factors of the managerialdiscretion concept, as proposed by Hambrick and Finkelstein (1987).

    Practical implications: Research on managerial discretion does not provide owners and directors ofboards with any advice on granting top managers a high or low degree of discretion.

    Originality/value: This paper concludes that corporate governance scholarship will improve if itabandons the concept of managerial discretion.

  • 119.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. Lillehammer University College, Lillehammer, Norway.
    Kovac, Jure
    University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia.
    Why European subordinates trust their managers2012In: Organizacija, ISSN 1318-5454, E-ISSN 1581-1832, Vol. 45, no 6, p. 300-309Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article addresses the problem of why subordinates trust their managers based on the responses from 108 subordinatesof seven Slovenian managers and from 138 subordinates of eight Swedish managers. The subordinates of these managersresponded to a 20-item instrument tested for reliability and validity. In both samples the managers enjoyed different degreesof trust. The level of trust vested in Slovenian managers was higher than in Swedish ones. The kinds of managers’ actions thatenhanced trust were similar amongst Swedish and Slovenian subordinates. Different socio-cultural contexts may theoreticallyexplain why some other kinds of actions had contrasting effects between the samples. On the whole, the actions of managersexplain trust in both countries. Subordinates’ trust in managers declines with the increasing hierarchical distance in bothnational samples. Managers need to show in action that they trust their subordinates, promote their interests, demonstrateappreciation of their subordinates, and solve problems.

  • 120.
    Anderson, Helén
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, Sweden.
    Dahlin, Peter
    Havila, Virpi
    Holtström, Johan
    Öberg, Christina
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Corporate restructuring and customers and suppliers2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 121.
    Anderson, Helén
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Dahlin, Peter
    Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.
    Havila, Virpi
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Holtström, Johan
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Öberg, Christina
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Including customers and suppliers in the understanding of mergers and acquisitions2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 122.
    Anderson, Helén
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
    Dahlin, Peter
    Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.
    Havila, Virpi
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Holtström, Johan
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Öberg, Christina
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    The Stake of Customers and Suppliers in Mergers and Acquisitions2016In: SMS 36th Annual Conference, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For a firm, customers and suppliers are important stakeholders in their business activities, including such strategic activities as mergers and acquisitions. But how has this been depicted in previous research? In this paper we review articles on mergers and acquisitions to find out in what way customers and suppliers are recognized in the research on mergers and acquisitions. The paper is a review of 1,632 articles. The analysis proposes six categories: customers and suppliers in vertical integration; customers as an aggregated market; customers and suppliers as resources; customers (and suppliers) being affected by changed market conditions; the merger or acquisition following from or leading to power imbalances in relationships to customers/suppliers; and customers and suppliers as actors or reactors.

  • 123.
    Anderson, Helén
    et al.
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Holtström, Johan
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Öberg, Christina
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Are Mergers or Acquisitions expected to affect customer and supplier relationships?: An Analysis of Decisions Taken by a Competition Authority2003Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Studies concerning corporate mergers and acquisitions are mainly focused on the merging companies. Recently though, there has been an increased interest concerning connected companies, e.g. those firms having customer, supplier or other business relationships with participants in a merger or acquisition. In many countries, there is a legal prerequisite to report intended business concentration to the national competition authority for investigation. This paper investigates decisions made by a competition authority and in addition looks at studies where connected companies are mentioned by the authorities in such decisions. In very few of the investigated decisions, 2.4%, is a third party identified. Our conclusion is that customers and suppliers, if at all effected, are seen as reactive rather than active partners in a concentration. And, the concept supplier or customer relationship is not used.

  • 124.
    Anderson, Helén
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
    Holtström, Johan
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Öberg, Christina
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Connectedness in complementary acquisitions: Effects on customers and suppliers2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 125.
    Anderson, Helén
    et al.
    Jönköping International Business School , Jönköping , Sweden.
    Holtström, Johan
    Department of Management and Engineering , Linköping University, Linköping , Sweden.
    Öberg, Christina
    Department of Industrial Management and Logistics , Lund University, Lund , Sweden.
    Do competition authorities consider business relationships?2012In: Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, ISSN 1051-712X, E-ISSN 1547-0628, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 67-92Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Companies engage in business relationships for a variety of reasons, including specialization, product development, and building competitive networks. Research has demonstrated that mergers and acquisitions (M&As) may challenge ongoing business relationships. The purpose of this article is to investigate whether and how competition authorities consider business relationships when evaluating M&As.

    Methodology: The article uses the documentation from 450 M&As reported to the Swedish competition authority to capture the way in which an authority evaluates M&As. The Swedish competition authority evaluation corresponds to other national and international evaluation procedures.

    Findings: The findings indicate that the competition authorities neglect an important aspect of business life, namely companies forming business relationships. The competition authorities evaluate M&As on the basis of risk for price increases, and consequently disregard such issues as heterogeneity in demand and offerings, and values built into existing business relationships.

    Originality/Value/Contribution: The article contributes to research on business relationships through exploring how a public authority deals with such relationships. It also contributes to research on mergers and acquisitions through examining how these activities are evaluated by competition authorities. Furthermore, the article contributes to competition research by reflecting on competition law concerning M&A regulations in relation to business relationships.

  • 126.
    Andersson, Alexander
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Nygren, Nils
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Konflikter och dess hantering En studie om konflikttyper och hanteringen av dessa inom svenska tjänsteorganisationer ur chefers perspektiv2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 127.
    Andersson, Alexander
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Nygren, Nils
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Påverkar kundnöjdhet och lojalitet lönsamhet?: En studie inom den svenska bankbranschen2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 128.
    Andersson, Anna
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Westlund, Christina
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Cash is king: En studie om konsumentbarriärerna som bevarar den rådande kontantanvändningen2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 129.
    Andersson, Anna-Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Högdahl, Jonas
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Karlskoga Energi & Miljö AB:s årsredovisning och dess intressenter: - en fallstudie2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 130.
    Andersson, Anna-Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Rosengren, Linda
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Rundqvist, Helena
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Verkligt värde enligt IAS 40: Påverkan och konsekvenser på kreditgivarnas beslutsfattande2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 131.
    Andersson, Berne
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Anmälningsplikt för revisorer vid misstanke om ekonomisk brottslighet - en studie över tid2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 132.
    Andersson, Carin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Berner, Benjamin Alexander
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Ekström, Gustaf
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    VAD ÄR ANLEDNINGEN TILL ATT EN STOR DEL AV ALLA ISO CERTIFIERADE FÖRETAG NÖJER SIG MED DET SYMBOLISKA VÄRDET AV CERTIFIERINGEN?2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 133.
    Andersson, Carolina
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Användning av kunskapsöverföringsverktyg & Kulturens påverkan2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 134.
    Andersson, Caroline
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Nordblom, Carl
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Tjernström, Anders
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Inspirations varumärke: en konsumentundersökning om hur företagets butik, sortiment och marknadsföringsåtgärder upplevs2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Inspiration är en relativt nystartad butikskedja som verkar inom hemförsköningsbranschen och startades av 52 f.d. ägare av privata Dukabutiker. Sedan Inspiration etablerades har företaget inte fått den respons av kunderna som de eftersträvat. För att vända på en sådan trend är det viktigt att lyssna på vad kunderna efterfrågar av företag inom just hemförsköningsbranschen.

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att utföra en marknadsundersökning för Inspirations räkning. Det som har undersökts är hur kunderna upplever Inspirations varumärke med fokus på shoppingupplevelsen, exponering i butik, sortiment samt marknadsföringsåtgärder. Utifrån undersökningens resultat sker en analys över huruvida Inspiration kan arbeta mer effektivt med att förmedla sitt varumärke för att på så sätt stärka relationen med nuvarande och potentiella kunder.

    Marknadsundersökningen gjordes i fyra av Inspirations butiker; Karlstad, Nyköping, Solna och Södertälje. 25 personer intervjuades på respektive butik och svaren analyserades sedan med hjälp av David Jobbers teori om uppbyggnad av varumärke, Philip Kotlers kommunikationsmodell samt Bob Stones modell om Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

    I slutsatsen framkom att Inspirations inte har lyckats bygga ett så starkt varumärke som man borde ha gjort och att detta till stor del beror på brister i kommunikationen mellan företaget och marknaden. Vidare drogs slutsatsen utifrån Kotlers kommunikationsmodell att bristerna i den kommunikation företaget använder sig av, DR-blad och annonsering i lokal press, främst orsakas av störningar i valet av distributionskanal, oannonserad reklam per post. Slutligen kommer författarna fram till att kommunikationen av varumärket med hjälp av CRM avsevärt kan effektiviseras, varefter en rad olika förslag till åtgärder för detta listas upp.

  • 135.
    Andersson, Celina
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Norén, Julia
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Dokumentationsskyldighet vid internprissättning: konsekvenser för Sandvik AB och Scania AB2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    A large part of the world trade takes place within international corporate groups. These groups need to take control not only over external but also internal transactions. Transfer pricing affects companies handling of taxes and in many states problems have been noticed in the establishment of these prices. A new legislation on the obligation to document transfer pricing in Sweden was introduced on January 1 2007. This obligation to document means that the Swedish enterprises must document the corporate group transactions to be able to prove that they use market price.

    The purpose of this thesis is to study the consequences that Sandvik AB and Scania AB have gained because of this obligation to document and how the transfer pricing in these companies has been affected. The consequences have been studied through analyzing interviews with representatives for these companies in terms of transaction costs. Furthermore the companies reaction against the obligation to document, have been analyzed through the five strategic responses presented by Christine Oliver (1991). The thesis also discusses the phenomenon transfer pricing and the theory chapter is based on the concept of transaction costs.

    To be able to answer our research questions and fulfill the purpose of the thesis, semi-structured interviews were carried out at Sandvik AB´s and Scania AB´s head offices. From these interviews we could see that the establishment of the documentation is problematic, because it hasn´t yet been clarified what the documentation should include. The consequences that Sandvik AB for example has gained are the need to revalue their intellectual property and because of that they have obtained excess work. They have also hired consultants so that the documentation can be authorized. The consequences in Scania AB among other things are that they have employed an expert in the area. In addition to these consequences both companies have gained a more obvious administrative order of their activities.

    From the respondents we have perceived the reactions on the obligation to document as diversified between the companies. At Sandvik AB they comply with the obligation to document and try to pursue the recommendations. Scania AB on the other hand tries to pursue the obligation to document in balancing the already existing transfer pricing methods with the recommendations. A larger extent of accommodation to the obligation to document is therefore shown in Sandvik AB while Scania AB shows more of a compromise with the recommendations when they establish their documentation.

  • 136.
    Andersson, Conny
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Edvinsson, Christian
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Synerna på ledarskap i några ledningssystem: Bristen i förtroendet för medarbetaren2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 137.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Demir, Josef
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Redovisningsinformation: Ur en finansanalytikers synvinkel2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 138.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Eriksson, Joakim
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Hur påverkar nationalkultur Lean-principernas framträdande?: En marknadsundersökning för Abou AB:s internationaliseringsprocess2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 139.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Larsson, Tobias
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Norén, Peter
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Nya Byråjävsregler: En utredning om varför de kom till2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 140.
    Andersson, David
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Baertels, Johan
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Jern, Joel
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Konsumentens köpprocess: - En undersökning inom energi-, sport- och recoverykategorierna2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 141.
    Andersson, David
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Karlsson, Daniel
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Värdeinvestering, en väg till överavkastning? En studie av värdeinvestering baserad på Benjamin Graham och Warren Buffetts läror och möjligheten att med hjälp av dessa överträffa index.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 142.
    Andersson, Elin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Birgersson, Angelica
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Homogenitet inom svenska byggbranschen - Innehållsanalys av hållbarhetsrapportering2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 143.
    Andersson, Elin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Davidsson, Julia
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Henningson, André
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Värdering av humankapital vid företagsförvärv av kunskapsföretag2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 144.
    Andersson, Elin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Dybeck, Elsa
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Österholm, Monica
    Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University.
    Omräkning av utländska dotterföretag: - Övergången från RR 8 till IAS 212008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 145.
    Andersson, Elin
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Grönberg, Deborah
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Becoming a social enterprise A study of the risk of goal conflict when going from non-profit to social enterprise2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 146.
    Andersson, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Johansson, Alexzandra
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Thordenberg, Erik
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Avskaffandet av revisionsplikten Hur har redovisningskonsulters verksamhet påverkats fyra år senare2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 147.
    Andersson, Ellen
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Bucht, Kristin
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Jansson, Johanna
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Corporate Social Responsibility Scandics hållbarhetsarbete ur ett medarbetarperspektiv2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 148.
    Andersson, Ellen
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Onus, Mirjam
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Att kommunicera för att skapa förtroende till intressenter under kriser - En studie om Volkswagen Group2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 149.
    Andersson, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Gerbino, Robin
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Hållbart företagande och finansiell avkastning som effekt av GRI? Utvecklingen av och relationen mellan hållbarhetsredovisning, hållbarhetsprestation och finansiell prestation2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 150.
    Andersson, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Jansson, Niklas
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Wickberg, Mattias
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Hur personal motiveras av företagets styrning: En jämförande studie mellan inhyrda och tillsvidareanställda på samma avdelning2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose of the study was to analyze how a company's personnel management control affects their motivation, when the staff consists of both temporary and permanent employees. The idea was to look at the differences and similarities in the motivation of the different groups, and through the theory try to explain them. This because of the previous research expose lacks in how agency staff are motivated, and that the problem area should be further investigated. This qualitative study was conducted by two group interviews at a company within the Volvo Group. One group consisted of permanent employees and the other by temporary employees.The result of the study shows, in contrast to previous research, that the staff in whatever form of employment is motivated in the same way by the same management control. When the management control differs between the employment groups, there are also differences in the motivational effects. The result is pointing toward that the temporary employees greatest desire is getting a permanent contract and be controlled in the same way as permanent employees.

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