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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Gun
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Gerdin, Jonas
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Exploiting institutional contradictions: the role of management accounting in continuous improvement implementation2006In: Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management/Emerald, ISSN 1176-6093, E-ISSN 1758-7654, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 126-144Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: Based on an institutional perspective, this study explores the role of management accounting (MA) in promoting or impeding changes in the employees’ conceptions of shopfloor worker responsibility in a company trying to implement a Continuous Improvement (CI) working practice.

    Methodology/approach: We use an ethnographically inspired research method where weekly CI meetings in two workgroups were observed over a period of eight months and in-depth interviews with managers and operators were conducted regularly.

    Findings: The study reveals that active and skilful exploiters of inconsistencies within social arrangements may use MA as one important way of transforming a traditional vertical view of worker responsibility into a more horizontally-oriented view by: creating collective reflection and reasoned analysis of the limits of the present order; and, by visualizing and justifying an alternative model(s) of social behaviour. However, the study also shows that MA may contribute to the reinforcement of a vertical view by the use of group-level measures strictly as a one-way performance monitoring device.

    Research limitations/implications: Arguably, it is worthwhile to explore the existence of ‘institutional heterogeneity’ because our study highlights that ‘contradictions’ between social orders may not only nurture institutional stability, but may also be a necessary (although not sufficient) condition for institutional change.

  • 2.
    Abrahamsson, Pär
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Eklund, Alexander
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Nyföretagarservice: Rådgivningen och utbildningens roll vid nyföretagande2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 3.
    Acar, Daniel
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Demaku, Visar
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Hur redovisar fotbollsklubbar på elitnivå sina spelare?2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 4.
    Adolfsson, Chandra
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Utvärdering av granskningssystem för SCB:s undersökningar Kortperiodisk Sysselsättningsstatistik och Konjunkturstatistik över Vakanser2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie har undersökningarna Kortperiodisk Sysselsättningsstatistiks (KS) och Konjunkturstatistik över Vakansers (KV) befintliga granskningssystem utvärderats med avseende på hur effektivt det är. Processdata har framställts och analyserats. Resultaten tyder på att många av de inkomna blanketterna med misstänkt felaktiga uppgifter inte rättas upp, utan tvingas igenom trots att granskningssystemet ej accepterade uppgifterna. Det befintliga granskningssystemet har en högre träffsäkerhet avseende KS-undersökningen, men både KS och KV skulle kunnas granskas mer effektivt.

    För att utvärdera det befintliga granskningssystemet ytterligare användes en poängfunktion. Till studien fanns tillgång till både helt ogranskat material och helt granskat material och dessa material användes i poängfunktionen. Det uppräknade ogranskade värdet för varje objekt jämfördes med det uppräknade granskade värdet och ställdes i relation till respektive skattade branschtotal. De poängsatta blanketterna rangordnades sedan. Därefter analyserades materialet för att försöka finna var det skulle vara lämpligt att sätta det tröskelvärde som skulle skilja det material som ”egentligen” skulle ha behövts granskas från det som kunde ha lämnats orört. Att sätta tröskelvärdet är svårt. Här gjordes det godtyckligt utifrån kriterierna att det fel som införs i skattningarna för att allt material inte granskas skulle hållas så lågt som möjligt samt att antalet blanketter som skulle behöva granskas manuellt av produktionsgruppen också skulle hållas så lågt som möjligt. Även här visade det sig att det befintliga granskningssystemet inte är så effektivt som önskas. När resultaten från denna del av utvärderingen analyserades upptäcktes problem som beror på blankettutformningen. Skulle blanketterna ses över och åtgärdas skulle det fel som införs för att allt material inte granskas kunna minskas avsevärt. Genom att minska det införda felet kan tröskelvärdet förmodligen sättas på en ny nivå vilket medför att omfattningen av granskningen skulle minska ytterligare.

    Hur skulle då ett mer effektivt granskningssystem kunna se ut? I den här studien har valet fallit på att testa ”significance editing” på KS-undersökningen, det som på svenska kallas för effektgranskning. En poängfunktion användes även här, denna tilldelar de inkomna blanketterna varsin poäng och dessa poäng rangordnas därefter. Efter att poängen rangordnats bestäms en gräns, ett tröskelvärde, och de blanketter med en poäng som överstiger tröskelvärdet granskas och rättas upp av produktionsgruppen. De blanketter med en poäng som understiger det satta tröskelvärdet rättas inte upp, utan behåller sina originalvärden. Poängfunktionen jämför det inkomna ogranskade, uppräknade, värdet med ett uppräknat ”förväntat” värde och ställer denna differens i relation till den skattade branschtotalen. Svårigheten ligger ofta i att hitta ett bra förväntat värde och detta problem uppstår ideligen i urvalsundersökningar. Tanken med effektgranskning är att omfattningen av granskningen ska minska och den granskning som utförs ska ha effekt på slutresultatet.

    Det var inte lätt att hitta ett bra förväntat värde på den tid som stod till förfogande. Två problem som snabbt upptäcktes var dels att i KS-undersökningen finns inte uträknade säsongs- eller trendfaktorer per variabel. Dessutom byttes en mycket stor del av urvalet ut till kvartal 2 (som denna studie har avgränsats till att behandla). Detta har fått till följd att cirka hälften av objekten i urvalet inte går att följa bakåt i tiden eftersom de inte ingått i urvalet tidigare. I studien har respektive stratums medelvärde använts som förväntat värde. Resultaten visar att det valda förväntade värdet inte skulle ha använts i praktiken, men det fungerar bra i syfte att illustrera hur det i praktiken skulle kunna gå till att införa en mer effektiv granskning.

  • 5.
    Ahonen, Linus
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Taki, Doller
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Fallstudie om AB Webra industri : modern preocesstyrning i teori och praktik2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6.
    Albildawi, Doha
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Berglund, Evelina
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Kadra, Jamilla
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    resia: En marknadsundersökning om profilering2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 7.
    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)
  • 8.
    Almqvist, Carl-Johan
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Molinder, Sofia
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Warborn, Cilla
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Samarbetet mellan intern- och externrevisorn: - viktiga faktorer för ett gott samarbete2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 9.
    Alsterqvist, William
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Skrba, Marie
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Kreditbedömning: -en studie om hur banker kontrollerar informationen från fastighetsbolagen2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The new accounting standards IFRS and IAS was implemented in January 2005, the purpose was to harmonize accounting standards world wide. As a result of these new rules the real estate companies are allowed to appraise real estates assets at market value. It has long been debated whether this appraisal fulfils the requirements for relevance, reliability and comparability.

    The paper attends to how banks control the information given by the real estate companies in the process of credit granting. As an introduction we describe the purpose of accounting and the problematic´s about appraisals with market values. Further on there is a discussion on which factors are taken into consideration when banks grant credits.

    The study is built on interviews at three different commercial banks. At each bank one bank advisor was interviewed, the respondent were given specific questions and at the same time were free to speak openly about the subject.

    In conclusion all banks focus on the real estates companies ability to repay the bank credits with revenues from the investment. With the focus on reimbursement banks will minimize the risk of credit losses and thereby decrease the risk of history repeating itself with new bank crisis. Besides the ability to repay credits banks also consider the fact’s, who is leading the company and how this owner has conduct prior businesses. In comparison whit theory and empirics all banks, in there credit granting process, fulfil the requirements for relevance, reliability and comparability. In summary the banks do not consider real estates valued at market prices as a problem in there assessments.

  • 10.
    Alvarsson, Maria
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Qvarnström, Susanne
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Kommunal redovisning: Tre kommuners redovisning av den tidigare upparbetade pensionsskulden2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 11.
    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
  • 12.
    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
  • 13.
    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.

  • 14.
    Andersson, Henrik
    et al.
    Department of Transport Economics, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Stockholm, Sweden.
    Svensson, Mikael
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Cognitive ability and scale bias in the contingent valuation method: An analysis of willingness to pay to reduce mortality risk2008In: Environmental and Resource Economics, ISSN 0924-6460, E-ISSN 1573-1502, Vol. 39, no 4, p. 481-495Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates whether or not the scale bias found in contingent valuation (CVM) studies on mortality risk reductions is a result of cognitive constraints among respondents. Scale bias refers to insensitivity and non-near-proportionality of the respondents’ willingness to pay (WTP) to the size of the risk reduction. Two hundred Swedish students participated in an experiment in which their cognitive ability was tested before they took part in a CVM-study asking them about their WTP to reduce bus-mortality risk. The results imply that WTP answers from respondents with a higher cognitive ability are less flawed by scale bias

  • 15.
    Andersson, Ida
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Andersson, Ingrid
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Andersson, Johanna
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Ekonomistyrning och belöningssystem i småföretag: En fallstudie på Micro Data AB2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 16.
    Andersson, Joel
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Abrahamsson, Jenny
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Nilsson, Jonas
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Yoigo säljer inte motorcyklar. Det är sanningen.: En beskrivning av de kritiska variablerna vid byggandet av en varumärkesidentitet.2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay in how to create a brand identity is a result of a case study of the Spanish mobilephone company Xfera and their new brand “Yoigo”. Our object was to identify the critical variables in the process of building a brand identity. To achieve this we collected data about the company through several interviews with respondents with good insight in the company. The critical variables that we obtained by analyzing the interviews are presented in an empirical driven model. The result from the model was later compared to the existing theories concearning brand identity. The conclusion of the study is that brand identity is based upon two variables, message and graphic design. These two can be further divided into several themes that are critical to the process of creating a brand identity.

  • 17. Andersson, Kjell
    et al.
    Stridh, Göran
    Örebro University, Department of Technology.
    Bodin, Lennart
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Besvär av innemiljön: medicinska och psykologiska mekanismer kan förklara2006In: Miljöforskning, ISSN 2000-8627, no 1, p. 20-21Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Andersson, Kristine
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Eriksson, Martina
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Öberg, Emma
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Lojalitetsprogram: en jämförande studie av SAS Scandinavian Airlines Sverige AB:s och OK-Q8 AB:s lojalitetsskapande program2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 19.
    Andersson, Linda
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Karpaty, Patrik
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Offshoring and relative labor demand in Swedish firms2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this paper is to analyze relative employment effects in Sweden due to offshoring. In contrast to most previous studies in this field, our analysis is based on firm level data. More specifically the dataset contains Swedish manufacturing firms, 1997-2002. In addition we have access to actual firm level import data on intermediate goods and services, respectively. The results show that the relative demand for high skilled labor is positively affected by service offshoring and offshoring of goods to Asia, but negatively affected by offshoring to high income countries. The relative demand for medium skilled labor is negatively affected by offshoring of goods to Eastern Europe, but positively affected by offshoring to high income countries. In contrast to expectations, the results show that the relative demand for low skilled labor is positively affected by offshoring of goods to Eastern Europe. However, these results are related to very small elasticities, which in turn translates into a small number of jobs affected.

  • 20.
    Andersson, Linda
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Lundberg, Johan
    Institutionen för nationalekonomi, Umeå universitet.
    Sjöström, Magnus
    Institutionen för nationalekonomi, Umeå universitet.
    Regional effects of military base closures: the case of Sweden2007In: Defence and Peace Economics, ISSN 1024-2694, E-ISSN 1476-8267, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 87-97Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate regional effects of military base closures in Sweden during the last decades. Our analysis is based on a regional growth model, where two equations are estimated; one equation describing the average income growth rate and one equation describing the net migration rate. The data set is a panel of 31 Swedish municipalities covering the period 1983-1998. Our main finding is that a closure of a military base has not had any significant impact on the subsequent average income growth rate nor the net migration rate in the affected municipalities. One potential explanation for these results relates to the labor market and the composition of the labor force.

  • 21.
    Andersson, Marcus
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Bornedahl, Martina
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Strategi & Ekonomisystem: En studie på sambanden mellan en organisations strategi och dess ekonomisystem2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 22.
    Andersson, Maria
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Lindquist, Anna
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Successiv vinstavräkning: En beskrivning av hur vinsten ska redovisas i ett entreprenaduppdrag2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 23.
    Andersson, Marlene
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Bengtsson, Caroline
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Karlsson, Patricia
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Revidering av IFRS 3: Minoritetsintresse2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Since January 2005 are business combinations for public companies forced to follow IFRS recommendations when they establish their accounting. In June 2005 arrived a revision which proposed that the minority interest would get their part of goodwill included in the accounting for the buisness combination.

    Our intention is to show how the revision of IFRS 3 affects the minorty interest. We also want to demonstrate the effects on the consolidated balance sheet and the consolidated income statement. To do this we have compiled a fictive public company to show how the accounting was before and after the revision. When we compared the three accountings in our fictive company some items changed in the consolidated balance sheet and the consolidated income statement after the revision. A conclusion is if the revision of IFRS 3 will go through the minority interest will rise because the total sum of goodwill will be included.

  • 24.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Arvidsson, Stina
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Svensén, Thomas
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    SMW Husvagnar AB: En fallstudie om kommunikationskanaler2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 25.
    Andersson, Per
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Åbrink, Anna
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Ett företags internationaliseringsprocess: En fallstudie av Termosense2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 26.
    Andersson, Tobias
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Buskas, Jonas
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Orsaker till att revisorn underlåter sin anmälningsplikt: en fallstudie om bakomliggande faktorer2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 27.
    Andersén, Jim
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    A holistic approach to acquisition of strategic resources2007In: Journal of European Industrial Training, ISSN 0309-0590, E-ISSN 1758-7425, Vol. 31, no 8, p. 660-677Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The aim of this article is to provide a holistic framework for the acquisition of strategic resources. Design/methodology/approach: The literature dealing with resource creation is reviewed and analyzed from a resource-based point of view. The major methods of acquiring resources are identified through the literature review and the applicability of the framework proposed is illustrated with an empirical example. Findings: Three ways of acquiring strategic resources are identified-- direct investments, organizational processes, and product market positioning. All three ways of acquisition can be intentional or unintentional. Arguments for using this six-dimension scale are provided through deductive reasoning, literature review, and the empirical example. Research implications/limitations: The study identifies the six dimensions of strategic resource acquisition. However, integration of these dimensions is not a subject addressed in this study. Cluster analysis of companies according to these dimensions could enhance our understanding of the characteristics of companies regarding resource acquisition. Originality/value: Whereas previous studies have generally used a single-theory approach, this study highlights the importance of having a holistic outlook when analyzing resource-based competitive advantages.

  • 28.
    Andersén, Jim
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    How and what to imitate?: A sequential model for the imitation of competitive advantages2007In: Strategic Change, ISSN 1086-1718, E-ISSN 1099-1697, Vol. 16, no 6, p. 271-279Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]
    • Research in competitiveness generally focuses on how competitive advantages can be developed. This is an important area of research, but as a consequence the process of imitation of competitive advantages has become a neglected area of research.
    • A conceptual sequential model for the imitation of competitive advantages is presented. The model mainly draws on resource-based theory, provides a holistic view of the imitation process, identifies different hindrances to imitation of competitive advantages, and presents arguments for the scheme chosen.
  • 29.
    Andreasson, Per
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Bäck, Patrik
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Att redovisa humankapital: en fallstudie av två IT-företag2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 30.
    Andrée, Ola
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Tjelander, Jenny
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Varumärkesuppbyggnad vid en ny marknadssituation: Telia2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 31.
    Aranki, Ted N.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    The effect of household characteristics when estimating the economic returns to schooling in the Palestinian labor marketManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Aranki, Ted N.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    The effect of Israeli closure policy on wage earnings in the West bank and Gaza stripManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper analyzes the effects of the Israeli closure policy on the Palestinian wage earnings. The study decomposes the effect on the average daily wages, days worked, and employment. It also illuminates the distributional impacts on different groups in the economy with respect to potential heterogeneous effects on daily wages and days worked. Closure has a negative and significant effect on the wages, workdays, and employment outcome in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The effect differs between the two regions. The external closure appears to have been more detrimental for residents in the Gaza Strip relative to West Bankers. Furthermore, the Israeli demand for Gazan workers appears to have diminished, indicating an Israeli policy of political and economic separation of the Gaza Strip.

  • 33.
    Aranki, Ted N.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    The impact of foreign workers in Israel on the Palestinian labor marketManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Aranki, Ted N.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Wages, unemployment and regional differences: empirical studies of the Palestinian labor market2006Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis consists of four essays analyzing wages, unemployment and regional differences in the Palestinian labor market.

    Paper [I] investigates the effects of the Israeli closure policy on Palestinian wage earnings. Closure has a significant impact on the Palestinian labor force in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. However, the effect differs between the two regions. The estimated models show that closure affects the Gaza Strip more than the West Bank. This could indicate that external closure is more damaging than internal closure. The reason is that external closure has been more strictly enforced in the Gaza Strip compared to the West Bank, which has suffered from a more severe internal closure.

    Paper [II] examines the effects of foreign workers on labor market outcomes for Palestinian workers from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The data covers the period 1999-2003, a period in which Israel enforced a strict closure on labor (and goods) movement. The evidence suggests that foreign workers in Israel do not affect Palestinian employment; however, an increase in the number of foreign workers in Israel tends to reduce Israeli wages paid to Gazans. The Israeli closure policy appears to be the main cause of the substantial reduction in long-run Palestinian employment levels in Israel, not the presence of foreign workers.

    Paper [III] (co-authored with Yousef Daoud) investigates the determinants of unemployment duration in the Palestinian territories. This paper is the first study analyzing unemployment duration for Palestinian males; it covers a sensitive period (1999-2003) which in part witnessed a sharp increase in unemployment resulting from the closure of the Israeli labor market to many Palestinians. Non-parametric, semi-parametric, and full parametric methods were used to investigate the importance of individual and local labor market characteristics. The results indicate no significant differences between semi- and full-parametric methods. The Intifada has significantly lowered the hazard rate throughout the Palestinian territories, however, more so for the West Bank than the Gaza Strip. The probability of leaving unemployment is substantially lower in Gaza. Thus, the risk of long-term unemployment for individuals becoming unemployed is higher in that region.

    Paper [IV] estimates the economic returns to schooling in the Palestinian territories, and examines the relationship between household characteristics and the returns received by male household members in the labor market. The basic findings are that the economic returns to schooling are very low. Yet, the least-square estimate of the economic returns to schooling in Palestine is overestimated because of omitted unobservable household characteristics from the wage-schooling relationship. This is true even after correcting for measurement error in the schooling variable. The measurement-error-corrected least-square estimator of the returns to schooling is overestimated by 32 percent. Nevertheless, the omitted variable bias is of different magnitude in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In fact, the least-square estimator of the returns to schooling in the West Bank is more biased upwards, due to omitted unobservable household characteristics, than measurement error biases the estimated returns downwards. The results for the Gaza Strip indicate on the contrary no such bias, as the upward bias due to omitted variables is roughly offset by the attenuation bias due to errors in the measurement of schooling.

    List of papers
    1. The effect of Israeli closure policy on wage earnings in the West bank and Gaza strip
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effect of Israeli closure policy on wage earnings in the West bank and Gaza strip
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper analyzes the effects of the Israeli closure policy on the Palestinian wage earnings. The study decomposes the effect on the average daily wages, days worked, and employment. It also illuminates the distributional impacts on different groups in the economy with respect to potential heterogeneous effects on daily wages and days worked. Closure has a negative and significant effect on the wages, workdays, and employment outcome in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The effect differs between the two regions. The external closure appears to have been more detrimental for residents in the Gaza Strip relative to West Bankers. Furthermore, the Israeli demand for Gazan workers appears to have diminished, indicating an Israeli policy of political and economic separation of the Gaza Strip.

    National Category
    Economics
    Research subject
    Economics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3075 (URN)
    Available from: 2006-05-09 Created: 2006-05-09 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
    2. The impact of foreign workers in Israel on the Palestinian labor market
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of foreign workers in Israel on the Palestinian labor market
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    National Category
    Economics
    Research subject
    Economics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3076 (URN)
    Available from: 2006-05-09 Created: 2006-05-09 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
    3. Unemployment duration in the Palestinian territories: an analysis of personal and political factors
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unemployment duration in the Palestinian territories: an analysis of personal and political factors
    2011 (English)In: Progress in economic research: volume 21 / [ed] Thomas L. Wouters, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011, p. 107-132Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011
    National Category
    Economics
    Research subject
    Economics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3077 (URN)978-1-61122-808-3 (ISBN)
    Available from: 2006-05-09 Created: 2006-05-09 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
    4. The effect of household characteristics when estimating the economic returns to schooling in the Palestinian labor market
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effect of household characteristics when estimating the economic returns to schooling in the Palestinian labor market
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    National Category
    Economics
    Research subject
    Economics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3078 (URN)
    Available from: 2006-05-09 Created: 2006-05-09 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
  • 35.
    Aranki, Ted N.
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Daoud, Yousef
    Unemployment duration in the Palestinian territories: an analysis of personal and political factors2011In: Progress in economic research: volume 21 / [ed] Thomas L. Wouters, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011, p. 107-132Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 36. Arnrup, Kristina
    et al.
    Broberg, Anders G.
    Berggren, Ulf
    Bodin, Lennart
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Temperamental reactivity and negative emotionality in uncooperative children referred to specialized paediatric dentistry compared to children in ordinary dental care2007In: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, ISSN 0960-7439, E-ISSN 1365-263X, Vol. 17, no 6, p. 419-429Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Current treatment of children with dental behaviour management problems (DBMP) is based on the presupposition that their difficulties are caused by dental fear, but is this always the case? Objectives: The aim of this study was to study temperamental reactivity, negative emotionality, and other personal characteristics in relation to DBMP in 8- to 12-year-old children. Methods: Forty-six children referred because of DBMP (study group) and 110 children in ordinary dental care (reference group) participated. The EASI tempramental survey assessed temperamental reactivity and negative emotionality, the Child Behaviour Questionnaire internalizing and externalizing behaviour problems, and the Children's Fear Survey Schedule general and dental fears. Cluster analyses and tree-based modelling were used for data analysis. Results: Among the five clusters identified, one could be characterized as 'balanced temperament'. Thirty-five per cent of the reference group compared to only 7% of the study group belonged to this cluster. Negative emotionality was the most important sorting variable. Conclusions: Children referred because of DBMP differed from children in ordinary dental care, not only in dental fear level, but also in personal characteristics. Few of the referred children were characterized by a balanced temperament profile. It is important to consider the dual impact of emotion dysregulation and emotional reactivity in the development of DBMP.

  • 37.
    Aronsson, Jens
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Fridheim, Anna
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Konsumentkaraktäristikens betydelse inom rese- och resmålskommunikation2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    SAMMANFATTNING

    Industrin för turism har vuxit kraftigt de senaste åren. Ett exempel på det är turismindustrin i Sverige där turister under år 2004 spenderade drygt 172 miljarder kronor, vilket är en ökning med nästan 57 procent i löpande priser sedan år 1995. Konkurrensen om dessa turismintäkter har även ökat väsentligt de senaste åren. Inom marknadskommunikationsforskning har stor vikt lagts vid mätningen av reklameffektivitet och mediekanalsval eftersom mediekanalsval är en kritisk fråga vid marknadsföringsåtgärder. Det är därför kritiskt att förstå den inverkan som olika kommunikationskanaler har på konsumenterna för att turistmarknadsföringsföring ska kunna utformas genom bättre strategiska beslut angående marknadskommunikation och medieval.

    Syftet med denna uppsats är därför att beskriva och generera kunskap kring olika konsumentkaraktäristiksgrupper och deras mediekanalspreferenser för reklam och information gällande resor och resmål. Dessutom ämnar uppsatsen påvisa om det finns ett samband mellan mediekanalspreferenser och den uppfattade perceptionsnivån för rese- och resmålskommunikation inom kanalerna.

    Vi har utgått ifrån teori som behandlar olika faktorer vilka kan användas för att segmentera respondenterna i olika konsumentkaraktäristiker. Detta för att se om konsumentkaraktäristiken har en betydelse för mediekanalspreferenserna. Den vetenskapliga referensramen innefattar även teori gällande de olika mediekanalerna som är behandlade i undersökningen, bland annat gällande deras genomslagskraft.

    Uppsatsens mål är att svara på frågeställningarna; Påverkar konsumentkaraktäristiken mediekanalspreferenserna gällande rese- och resmålskommunikation? Finns det ett samband mellan konsumenters mediekanalspreferenser och deras uppfattade perceptionsnivå för rese- och resmålskommunikation inom de olika mediekanalerna. För att kunna svara på detta har vi utfört tre kvalitativa förintervjuer som underlag, utöver teorin, för den kvantitativa enkätundersökning som vi genomfört med 150 respondenter i målgruppen 20-30 år.

    Den sammantagna slutsatsen som kan dras av den analys som är genomförd är att det finns en viss påverkan från konsumentkaraktäristiken på mediekanalspreferenserna gällande rese- och resmålskommunikation. Vissa konsumentkaraktäristiker visade sig påverka mediekanalspreferenserna till högre grad än andra, och en betydande karaktäristik visade sig vara kön. Samband påvisades mellan mediekanalspreferenser samt var respondenterna ansåg sig uppmärksamma och bevara rese- och resmålskommunikation bäst. Dock fanns det även här skillnader gällande olika konsumentkaraktäristiker. Det framkom således i denna uppsats att det för en optimal marknadsföringsstrategi inte endast räcker att ha kunskap om målgruppen utan även om de subgrupper, alltså olika konsumentkaraktäristiker, vilka kan finnas inom målgruppen.

  • 38.
    Arslan, Gabriel
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Barhanko, Gabriella
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Patel, Prakash
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Goodwill konverteringen från RR till IFRS 32007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 39.
    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.

  • 40.
    Asplund, Per
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Westin, Sven
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Internrevision: En studie av Örebro läns landsting2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 41.
    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)
  • 42.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Knowledge sharing and deliberation using a spreadsheet program: two examples from a city planning department2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Mediability of knowledge types: planning for a web based rorum for knowledge sharing about end user development2005In: Promote IT 2005: proceedings of the fifth conference for the promotion of research in IT at new universities and university colleges in Sweden : Borlänge, Sweden 11-13 May, 2005 / [ed] Janis Bubenko jr ..., Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the paper is to describe knowledge categories that can be used as basis for the design of a Web Based Knowledge Sharing Forum for End User Development. The objective of the Web Based Forum is to support the end-user developers when the support is needed. The problem area is situated in the intersection between End User Computing and Knowledge Management. The study is qualitative. Methods used are participant observation and document studies.

  • 44.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Problem based learning with WebCT discussion groups in higher education2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    User and developer: user systems development using a spreadsheet program2002In: Issues and trends of information technology management in contemporary organizations: vol 1 / [ed] Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Hershey, Pa: Idea Group Publishing , 2002, p. 13-16Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Users as developers: conditions and effects of user systems development2003In: Computing information technology: the human side / [ed] Steven Gordon, Hershey: IRM Press , 2003, p. 161-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Avdic, Anders
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Hedström, KarinÖrebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.Rose, JeremyGrönlund, ÅkeÖrebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Understanding eParticipation: Contemporary PhD eParticipation Research in Europe2007Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book presents contemporary European research on eParticipation by means of a 13 chapters each describing a PhD research project as well as analyses of this research. The book both reflects the field and contributes to shaping it by discussing both long-standing and emerging issues. Contributions include three chapters on issues of DEVELOPMENT, including communities of practice, user-centred development, and safety & privacy issues, four chapters on IMPLEMENTATION, including spatial planning, participatory budgeting, and transformation processes, and five chapters on issues of USE, focusing on local government, developing countries, EU, civil society and NGO.

  • 48.
    Axelsson, Henrik
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Oscarsson, Herman
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Samarbetet mellan Linköpings Hockey Club och Linköpings Fotboll Club: ur ett sponsorperspektiv2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    This thesis is about the cooperation between Linköpings Hockey Club (LHC) and Linköpings

    Fotboll Club (LFC), which is a combination between male and female sports, ice-hockey and

    soccer. It is a unique cooperation with mutual management and a mutual brand. The purpose

    of this thesis is to gain a deeper understanding in the mutual brand and identify the values that

    can occur in the cooperation between LHC and LFC in sponsorship. This will be examined in

    two different perspectives, the present sponsors and some larger companies in the sponsorship

    field. The purpose of examine the larger companies that not are in cooperation with LHC/LFC

    at the moment, is to find out their thoughts about a combination like the one that LHC/LFC

    have got. The empirical data has been collected through interviews with nine different

    companies. The questions for the interviews are based upon relevant theories about

    sponsorship, brands and values. The study shows that the most companies understand and can

    observe that there are strong values, especially in the combination of male and female sports.

    There is a big difference between how companies use these values in their sponsorship, often

    it depends on the companies’ motives.

  • 49. Axelsson, Karin
    et al.
    Avdic, Anders
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    IT management during acquisition of ERP-systems: experiences from goal dialogues at two companies2001In: , 2001Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Axelsson, Louise
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Johansson, Sofia
    Örebro University, Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics.
    Regelverk för icke noterade bolag: RR, IAS, IFRS2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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