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  • Edstrand, Gustav
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Engberg, Jacob
    Linköpings Universitet.
    Analys av centralt beslutad extern tredjepartslogistik i Vallastaden: En fallstudie gällande värdeskapande för byggentreprenörens logistikverksamhet2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: External logistics coordination was decided after a long procurement process while parts of the project Vallastaden already started construction. The external logistics company creates and implements a logistics solution in a short time. The municipality has no formal connection requirements on developers, but has transferred to the third-party logistics to contract with the developers.

    The goal is to examine how the implementation of the external solution contract affects residential building and how an external third-party logistics solution works value creation for the building contractor.

    Method: For data collection observation and interviews have been used as methods of work.

    Findings: In order to create favourable condition for a builder and/or contractor in the implementation of a centrally decided external third party logistics solution requires: 

    • Early involvement of third-party logistics contractor in the planning stage with the motto "first and last on site"
    • Clear and well-developed conditions for procurement of connectivity requirements, and the possibility of adaptation of the technical solution according to the customer identified needs.
    • Open and continuous dialogue at all levels within the organizational structure.

    Implications: The complexity of how building projects should plan their logistics allows a handling of the issue at an early stage in the project is crucial. If the potential of the third party logistics for construction projects should be used needs to be early dialogue between the parties involved which the project's conditions have to control how the service should be designed.

    Limitations: The problem area and the number of actors involved in the external third-partylogistics make it difficult to pinpoint exact events that contributed to the situation has become in Vallastaden. The authors have not found the source of why it has been difficult to implement third-party logistics solution at an early stage in Vallastaden. What emerged during the process is that it needs to be sought answers higher up in the organizational structure of Vallastaden, but there is work boundaries made this a priority away and therefore not addressed in this report.

    Selected methods aimed solely at Skanska role in Vallastaden. Alternative viewpoints from different developers and construction contractors in Vallastaden has partly been highlighted in logistics meetings. It is important to point out that the work contains only a limited number of viewpoints on centrally approved third party logistics based on the many actors who are part of the project Vallastaden.

  • Schäfer, Dorothea
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. German Institute for Economic Research DIW Berlin, Germany.
    Stephan, Andreas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). Linnæus University.
    Khanh, Trung Hoang
    DIW Berlin, Germany.
    The cost channel effect of monetary transmission: How effective is the ECB's low interest rate policy for increasing inflation?2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We examine whether monetary transmission during the financial and sovereign debt crisis was dominated by the cost channel or by the demand-side channel effect. We use two approaches to track down the potential pass-through of changes in the monetary policy rate to those in consumer prices. First, we utilize panel data from the German manufacturing industry. Second, we conduct time series analyses for Germany, Italy, and Spain. We find that when manufacturing firms’ interest costs drop, the changes in their respective industry’s price index are smaller one year later. This finding is consistent with the cost channel theory. Taken together, the results of both panel data and time series analyses imply that the ECB’s low interest rate policy has worked better for boosting inflation in Italy and Spain than in Germany.

  • Arfs, Filip
    Börda eller resurs?: En kritisk diskursanalys om hur flyktingar och asylsökande framställs i Dagens Nyheter och Aftonbladet2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Andersson, Johan
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
    Guthreau, Louise
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
    Munvård till äldre2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Studier har visat att i den dagliga omvårdnaden av äldre hjälpberoende personer är munvården ofta försummad. Vårdpersonal utför det mesta av munvården inom äldreomsorgen, men sjuksköterskor har det yttersta ansvaret för omvårdnad inom hälso- och sjukvården och har därmed en viktig roll i att de äldre vårdtagarnas behov av munvård tillgodoses. Syfte: Att beskriva vårdpersonals erfarenheter av munvård till äldre. Metod: En litteraturöversikt med kvalitativ ansats gjordes och tio vetenskapliga artiklar inkluderades till resultatet efter kvalitetsgranskning. Analysen gjordes enligt Fribergs femstegsmodell. Resultat: Vårdpersonalens erfarenheter var att prioritering av munvård i omvårdnaden, tydliga riktlinjer och rutiner, kunskap och kompetens samt samarbete och tillgång till tandvård var viktigt för upprätthållandet av munvård. Vårdtagarnas vilja och förmåga att medverka vid munvård samt vårdpersonalens attityder och bemötande påverkade genomförandet av daglig god munvård. Slutsats: Munvård bör ingå i omvårdnadsarbetet som en prioriterad uppgift med tydliga riktlinjer, rutiner och ansvarsfördelning. Förfarandet av munvård kan vidareutvecklas genom förbättrad utbildning, omvårdnadsdokumentation med strukturerad munbedömning som stöd för munvårdsplan och kvalitetsbedömning av utförd munvård. Genomförandet av munvård kan även vidareutvecklas genom resursplanering, engagemang, samarbete och kommunikation mellan vårdpersonal.

  • Sjödell, Kajsa
    Delaktighet och förståelse: En studie av förstelärares erfarenheter av motivation i undervisningen2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Bosch-Sijtsema, Petra
    et al.
    Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, division Construction Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Isaksson, Anders
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, division of Innovation and R&D Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lennartsson, Martin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Barriers and facilitators for BIM use among Swedish medium-sized contractors: We wait until someone tells us to use it2017In: Visualization in Engineering, ISSN 2213-7459, Vol. 5, no 3, 1-12 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The pace of diffusion of BIM (Building Information Modelling) use is considered to increase with governmentalinitiatives in which public clients in countries like Finland, Singapore, United Kingdom, and Sweden begin requiring BIM as apart of the project delivery. Currently, larger contractor firms use BIM to a certain extent. However, BIM use by mid-sizedcontractor firms (that is, firms with 50–500 employees that can successfully compete with larger contractors on projects costinga maximum of 50 million Euros) is relatively unknown. Hence, the aim of the paper is to explore current use and perceivedconstraints and driving forces of BIM-implementation with respect to mid-sized contractors.

    Methods: A mixed method approach was applied, and data was collected through an interview study and a survey involvingchief executive officers or their closest sub-ordinates in mid-sized contractor firms in Sweden. The survey was based on atechnology-, organization-, and environment framework that is used in information systems research to study the use of inter-organizational information systems. The total population of firms in the survey corresponded to 104. The study presented thepreliminary results based on 32 answers (with a 31% response rate).

    Results: Fifty-eight percent of the surveyed respondents stated that they had been involved in a project in which BIM wasused in some manner. The most commonly used application included visualization, which also facilitates coordination andcommunication. The biggest perceived constraints involved partners that did not use BIM, lack of demand from clients, andthe absence of internal demand in the company. With respect tothe two last obstacles, significant differences existedbetween users and non-users. The most common perceived driving forces included the fact that BIM is perceived as ameans to follow technical development and that BIMprovides competitive advantages to the company.

    Conclusions: It is concluded that the main driver responsible for BIM-implementation is mainly determined by anindividual’s subjective positive or negative evaluation of BIM, instead of external pressure from clients and partners or by theinternal capacity and knowledge to use BIM.

  • Lilliedahl, Jonathan
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Teoribaserad utvärdering av lämplighetsbedömning: Rapport från försöksverksamhet med lämplighetsbedömning vid antagning till lärar- och förskollärarutbildning2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Föreliggande rapport är en utvärdering av den försöksverksamhet med lämplighetsbedömning vid antagning till lärar- och förskollärarutbildning som bedrivits vid Jönköping University på uppdrag av Universitets- och högskolerådet.

    Försöksverksamheten har varit baserad på ett särskilt regeringsbeslut grundat i antaganden om lämplighetsbedömningens mening och eventuella effekter. Därför är denna utvärdering teoribaserad, det vill säga att den utgår från antaganden om lämplighetsbedömningens funktion givet en viss verksamhetslogik.

    Utvärderingen är genomförd på lokal nivå av undertecknad och i nära anslutning till genomförd lämplighetsbedömning. Underlaget består främst av inblandade parters upplevelser i kombination med utfall under ansökningsförfarandet. Sammantaget kombineras processutvärderande delar med mer effektutvärderande resonemang. En mer omfattande utvärdering kommer att genomföras av ansvarig myndighet, Universitets- och högskolerådet.

    Resultat talar för att krav på visad lämplighet kan ha effekter på sökandes agerande under ansöknings- och antagningsfaser. Lämplighetsbedömningen har först och främst fungerat som ett prov på sökande motivation för att bli antagen till utbildningen. Kravet som sådant – att sökande måste uppvisat lämplighet för behörighet till utbildningen – har förmodligen haft störst effekt, även om behållningen av självbedömning och andra aspekter inte bör underskattas.

    Välkommen att läsa utvärderingen i sin helhet för en mer utvecklad redogörelse av ovanstående.

  • Agriam, Pia
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Socialt hållbart boende2016Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    We need more research about what gives man good conditions for quality of life in a home environment. Social sustainability is a topic that is cherished more than ever in the world of architectures. The goal is to develop a knowledge base based on the experiences of users, architects and clients that can be used for the design of residential areas with apartment buildings.

    To achieve the goal there are questions to be answered as: "How is socially sustainable housing valued, according to architects and clients, when residential areas with apartment buildings are designed?" and "How are the values of social sustainability perceived, in residential areas with newly constructed apartment buildings, of the residents?" The questions are answered by means of an survey and several of interviews which together constitute a qualitative research.

    The results show that social sustainability can be seen from different angles. It is common to observe social sustainability from a community perspective and from an urban perspective according to scientific references. As an overall summary it is the beautiful shape and appearance of a building and its functionality weighed in with a reasonable cost that creates a socially sustainable housing according to interviews with architects and clients. It is about balance between beauty, functionality and economy, which together create a housing that lasts over time and confirms the human social dignity. According to those living in the area of Nysäter in Mölnlycke as the studied phenomenon, socially sustainable housing stands for comfort, security, privacy and community. Access to nature and outdoor activities, fresh air and good neighbourship are other factors that are highly valued. Socially sustainable housing has therefore connections to both physical parameters as well as non-physical qualities that needs to be linked with each other.

    The summarized results highlight the essential aspects that should be included in the planning of a new residential complex for it to be socially sustainable for residents. The knowledge base has a logical order from analyzing an unspoilt area with its qualities to analyze how the private residence must meet human needs for well-being.

    The Report is wide in its choice of subject tough it is limited to man's relationship to the dwelling and residential area in social contexts, how individuals perceive their environment both in and outside their home. With additional constraints had a deeper research been able to implement on a specific theme.

  • Säf, Lena
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Elevers uppfattningar om bedömningsmatriser: En intervjustudie med elever i årskurs 92016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie var att se vilka uppfattningar eleverna i årskurs 9 har om bedömningsmatriser inom biologi. Följande var frågeställningarna.

     

    • Hur uppfattar eleverna användningen bedömningsmatriserna?
    • Hur uppfattar eleverna vad syftet är med bedömningsmatriserna?

    Elevperspektivet på bedömningsmatriser är ett område som det är relativt lite forskning kring.  Den vetenskapliga teorin i studien är fenomenografi eftersom det var elevernas uppfattningar studien handlar om. Materialet till studien har insamlats genom kvalitativa intervjuer. Resultatet av studien visar att eleverna tycker att bedömningsmatriser är ett redskap som de kunde använda sig av. De ansåg att om bedömningsmatriser skulle hjälpa dem så måste de göras enklare och med mindre textflöde, samt att språket blev mer begripligt. Eleverna tyckte att bedömnings-matriserna var ett bra underlag vid återkoppling. I studien framkom också att läraren har en viktig del för att bedömningsmatrisen ska hållas levande.

  • Lindell, Per
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, School age educare.
    Kvalitet och kompetensarbete på fritidshemmet: En kvalitativ studie om rektorers beskrivning av   kvalitet och kompetens i fritidshem2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Criaco, Guiseppe
    et al.
    RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
    Sieger, Philipp
    Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Bern, Switzerland.
    Wennberg, Karl
    Department of Management and Organization, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
    Chirico, Francesco
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Minola, Tommaso
    Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy.
    Parents' performance in entrepreneurship as a "double-edged sword" for the intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurship2017In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We investigate how perceived parents’ performance in entrepreneurship (PPE) affects the entrepreneurial career intentions of offspring. We argue that while perceived PPE enhances offspring’s perceived entrepreneurial desirability and feasibility because of exposure mechanisms, it weakens the translation of both desirability and feasibility into entrepreneurial career intentions due to upward social comparison mechanisms. Thus, perceived PPE acts as a double-edged sword for the intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurship. Our predictions are tested and confirmed on a sample of 21,895 individuals from 33 countries. This study advances the literature on intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurship by providing a foundation for understanding the social psychological conditions necessary for such transmission to occur.

  • Podmetina, Daria
    et al.
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Soderquist, Klas Eric
    Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece.
    Dąbrowska, Justyna
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Hafkesbrink, Joachim
    Hochschule für Organisation and Management, Germany.
    Lopez-Vega, Henry
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Industrial needs for open innovation education2016In: Innovation education reloaded: Nurturing skills for the future : The open innovation handbook / [ed] Anne-Laure Mention, Arie P. Nagel, Joachim Hafkesbrink, Justyna Dąbrowska, Lappeenranta University of Technology , 2016, 42-60 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The first step in the OI-Net project was to collect information on the industrial needs for open innovation education. For this purpose, the first European Survey on Identification of Industrial Needs for Open Innovation Education was developed and launched. The OI-Net project partners collected over 500 responses from European companies (large, SMEs, and micro firms). This study responds to the challenge of creating a European-wide open innovation policy (Chesbrough, Vanhaverbeke, Lopez-Vega & Bakici, 2011) that attracts qualified and experienced researchers to boost R&D, entrepreneurship and links between industry and society in Europe. This chapter provides a summary of the key findings derived from the survey, including such indicators as the variety and intensity of open innovation practices adopted by companies, their experience and future ambitions in open innovation adoption, and the key organizational competences defining the open innovation capability of a firm. In addition to analyzing organizational capabilities and open innovation adoption practices on the company level, employees’ individual skills associated with open innovation implementation were studied. This resulted in one of the core findings of the project - the Open Innovation Specialist Competences Profile consisting of the most important skills and abilities that specialists in open innovation should possess. These findings bring new knowledge to companies’ HR and innovation management; to their hiring policy, to employees’ training and education practices, and at the same time, provide Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with a competence framework, based on which open innovation education can be planned. Thus, the impact of this chapter includes: 1) enhancing academic research, 2) providing new instruments for academic teaching, and 3) guiding companies in the relevant skills for open and collaborative innovation.

  • Ottosson, Amanda
    Vad ska lek vara bra för?: 8 lärares uppfattningar om lekens betydelse för elevernas utveckling i fritidshem och skola.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Leken har kommit att bli ett verktyg för lärare med uppgift att utveckla kunskaper hos eleverna på ett roligt sätt. Att leken ska vara kul, frivillig och fantasifull begränsas av synsättet att den ska lära eleverna en mängd viktiga och nyttiga kunskaper som kan behövas i vuxenlivet.

    Syftet med studien är att synliggöra olika lärarkategoriers uppfattningar om lek och vad den har för betydelse för elevernas utveckling.

    De frågor som ligger till grund förarbetet är:

    •         Hur beskriver de olika lärarkategorierna begreppet lek?
    •         Vad har leken för betydelse för elevernas utveckling enligt de olika lärarkategorierna? 

    Studien baseras på en bred lekteori och har genomförts med semistrukturerade intervjuer.

    Lärarna i studien har en komplex och mångsidig syn på lek som kan ses som ett hinder. Genom att samarbeta över verksamhetsgränserna och diskutera uppfattningar som är förgivettagna kan lärarkategorierna få en större förståelse för varandras arbete och det gemensamma uppdraget.

  • Yüksel, Linda
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Vägen till en lyckad integration: En intervjustudie om asylsökandes upplevelse av integrationsprocessen i Jönköpings kommun2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Jacobson, Max
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development.
    Producibility Assessment System: Enhancing modularization, robustness and flexibility2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Developing high-end aerospace components is a complex and highly competitive business. Hence methods for decreasing lead-time, while still providing the same quality and at a lower cost, has to be developed. This thesis is conducted at Research & Technology - GKN Aerospace in Trollhättan Sweden. A multidisciplinary analysis system known internally as Engineering Workbench, forms the base for implementation of the methods and tools developed in this thesis work. The system applies set-based engineering approach to develop new components. The evaluation of the design space is performed through parametric studies to find relations between the design parameters and performance metrics of the design. The engineering workbench allows GKN to define and evaluate a large design space within a limited timeframe. This thesis will look to improve the current producibility assessment system within the EWB by increasing the robustness and flexibility of the system. This is done by re-designing the producibility analysis part system and into a modular knowledge-based system that implements various techniques to increase the robustness and flexibility of the system. The re-designed system is automated, flexible and robust and is able to perform user defined weld assessments on a various designs and provides GKN with weld producibility data.

  • Lindell, Frans
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    BIM I TOTALENTREPRENAD: PROJEKTERINGENS INFORMATIONSLEVERANSER FÖR PRODUKTIONENS GRUNDLÄGGNING2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The building industry is characterised by mainly consisting of temporary project organizations with much interdisciplinary cooperation but with little continuity of process between the unique projects. There is a big focus on time and immediate action as part of the actors’ frame of reference, and every activity and new work method should give immediate advantages in time savings and more efficient work to be readily accepted.

    The need for standardised work methods is very visible when BIM is introduced in the projects. To actively use the BIM-model on site creates demands on the content and that a design schedule is followed. BuildingSMART International (2010) writes: ”If the information required is available when it is needed and the quality of information is satisfactory, the construction process will itself be significantly improved”. The aim of this work is to produce a suggestion of how the sequence of information deliveries should be in the starting production of the loadbearing system in a design build project.

    Method: To reach the aim a literature study has been conducted to create the theoretical framework for the study. A case study has been conducted on a design build project with a deep foundation. Empirical data has been collected by means of interviewing some of the project actors and conducting a document analysis of project documents such as drawings and protocols.

    Findings: The report has mapped the sequence of information deliveries (including what information content and what level of development they need to have) for the initial production of the loadbearing system in a design build project. This contribution of knowledge with the process map and information demands can be built upon, to allow for implementation in the BIM tools and thus make the work easier and push the use of BIM forward.

    Implications: With the above results the report has contributed with a few started puzzle pieces in a big puzzle of information and deliveries in the correct sequence and level of development. To complete the puzzle the information deliveries from the specifications also needs to work correctly. The report has shown advantages by working with BIM in this part of the building process. The report suggests clarification of meaning by using both names, level of detail and level of development, in Sweden.

    Limitations: The report is limited to describe what information deliveries the contractor needs from the structural designer when it comes to piling and foundations. It also describes the information deliveries needed by the structural designer to be able to meet the information need of the contractor.

  • Bernhard, Jonte
    et al.
    ITN, Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Carstensen, Anna-Karin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Science and Informatics.
    Karlsson, Kjell
    ITN, Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden .
    Alternating currents first: Experiences from designing a novel approach to teaching electric circuit theory2016In: 44th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education - Engineering Education on Top of the World: Industry-University Cooperation, SEFI 2016, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Commonly in electric circuit theory courses, circuit laws are first introduced in the context of direct current (DC) electricity and first thereafter are alternating currents (AC) introduced. The extension of DC-theory to AC is quite easily done mathematically but is conceptually difficult for students. Engineering students have difficulties in understanding phase relationships and phasor representations in AC-electricity. Indeed, it has been suggested that phase should be seen as a threshold concept.

    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate if a re-designed introductory electric circuit course could improve students’ understanding of important concepts in AC-electricity.

    METHOD and COURSE DESIGN: The course was re-designed introducing AC and DC electricity simultaneously. DC was introduced as a special case of AC with requency equals zero. The re-designed course was taught for the first time during the spring semester 2014 and a new textbook was written. A conceptual test was developed and first administered in 2013 to serve as a baseline and in subsequent years to evaluate the revised course. In 2014 the students’ courses of action in selected lab-groups were video-recorded.

    RESULTS: In the first revision cycle many students had difficulties to complete the labs in time. Students revealed a mixed response towards the revised course and the results on the conceptual test showed neglible improvement. In the second cycle revisions the number tasks were reduced and focus was laid on tasks that were identified as most important for contributing to the development of student understanding. As a result the learning gain improved with an effect size (Cohen’s delta) of 0.56. Also the course and the textbook were very well appreciated. In the third cycle only small revisions are made.

    CONCLUSION: The results show that that AC-electricity can be taught concurrently with DC. However, two revisions cycles was needed which demonstrates that curriculum development needs a sustained effort over a considerable period of time with continuous revisions in light of gained experiences. In further revision we will continue to refine the labs and to develop appropriate interactive lecture demonstrations for the lectures and to develop the problems.

  • Achtenhagen, Leona
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Ekberg, Sara
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Melander, Anders
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Fostering growth through business development: Core activities and challenges for micro-firm entrepreneurs2017In: Journal of Management and Organization, ISSN 1833-3672, E-ISSN 1839-3527, Vol. 23, no 2, 167-185 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As a concept stemming from practice, business development has received scarce academic attention. In this paper, we explore core business development activities of micro-firms and the challenges they perceive in conducting them. Based on interviews with 30 micro-firms, we identify three core business development activities that leverage the firm's resource base, complemented by three support activities that secure and organize the firm's resources. We find the business development activities to be tightly related to the three practices of leveraging, securing and organizing resources. We also identify three important contextual influences on business development in micro-firms: industry, age and if the firm is in an incubator. Our findings contribute to developing a conceptualization and theorization of business development for micro-firms, which is relevant as the vast majority of companies worldwide are micro-firms, but many never embark on a growth path. Based on our results, we outline practical implications, for example, how companies could overcome their perceived lack of time and an agenda for future research encouraging further studies comprising micro-firms with different qualities.

  • Slotte, Simon
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Finlands sak var vår... eller?: En historiografisk studie om Sverige under det finska vinterkriget åren 1939-19402017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When Maria-Pia Boëthius book Heder och samvete was published in 1991, it came to shake the notion that Sweden had been fully neutral during the Second World War. Boëthius was the first to argue that this was not at all the case, which opened up for this study. Using a historiographical frame of reference, this study examined how research between the years 1958 and 1991 described and portrayed Sweden during the Second World War in general and the Winter War in particular. Had those descriptions of Sweden during the Finnish Winter War changed over time? The investigation revealed that the five researchers in this study tended to show tracks of contemporary History Research. The investigation also showed that many descriptions were reused without change over time. The Neutrality issue was constantly occurring in those research works, but not always precise in concrete actions where Sweden behaved in one way or the other. The Foreign Minister of that time, Rickard Sandler, came to symbolize both the Finnish-friendly and the failed policy. Swedish public opinion was described as generally positive towards Finland, although passive at first. Why the opinion swung to a Finnish benefit was not in any research works justified.

  • Lindström Fogelberg, Maria
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    "Det är väl bara att fråga om man får vara med?": En observationsstudie kring barns möjligheter att få tillträde till lek och samspel i förskolan2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Carlsson, Fredrik
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    Alexander, Fransson
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    Smarta sensorer i bilindustrin: En undersökning av två sensorlösningar för växelspakar2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • André, Samuel
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Product Development.
    Supporting the utilization of a platform approach in the engineer-to-order supplier industry2017Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Manufacturing companies are continuously faced with requirements regarding technology novelty, shorter time to market, a higher level of functionality, and lower prices for their products. This is especially true of suppliers that develop and manufacture highly customized products within the automotive industry. It is not uncommon that a request for a new product or subsystem goes out to several suppliers and that the one that can deliver the product most quickly and at the lowest price receives the contract. It is therefore vital for any supplier to answer to quotation requests rapidly and with a high level of precision while also ensuring that company assets are used efficiently. Other issues that apply to suppliers in the automotive industry are heavily fluctuating requirements during development projects, each customer’s individual preferences, and the ever changing interfaces with the OEM product with which the supplier’s product is to be integrated. Platform strategies have been widely accepted in industry to serve a wide product variety while maintaining business efficiency. However, the challenge of applying a platform strategy at the supplier level in the face of the reality described above has not been fully investigated. Platform approaches tend to require a focused development of the platform, which in turn requires some knowledge about which future variants are to be derived from the platform. The research presented in this thesis investigates the state of practice in industry regarding the challenges, needs, and current use of platforms. To respond to the identified need, a platform approach is proposed that expands the scope of what a product platform has traditionally contained. This is undertaken to aid in the development of highly customized products when physical modules or component scalability does not suffice. The platform approach provides a coherent environment for heterogeneous design assets to be used in product development, supporting both the activity of designing and off-the-shelf solutions. The approach is based on identifying and modelling generic product items that are associated with descriptions governing their design. By describing the outcome of technology and product development like finished designs, design guidelines, constraints, etc., in a standardized format, the platform continues to evolve. To aid in using the platform approach, a support system called Design Platform Manager is introduced at a company active as a secondtier supplier in the automotive industry. The system enables the creation of generic product items that can be structured, instantiated, and associated with descriptions, which aids in realizing product variants. The aim of the platform approach and tool is to support the quotation and continued design processes by identifying valid knowledge to use as circumstances, such as requirement changes or new design iterations, warrant. The support tool and overarching model have been evaluated by company representatives, who reported good results.

  • Tarasov, Vladimir
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Science and Informatics.
    Tan, He
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Science and Informatics.
    Ismail, Muhammad
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Science and Informatics.
    Adlemo, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Computer Science and Informatics. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Computer Science and Informatics.
    Johansson, Mats
    Saab AB.
    Application of inference rules to a software requirements ontology to generate software test cases2017In: OWL: Experiences and Directions – Reasoner Evaluation: 13th International Workshop, OWLED 2016, and 5th International Workshop, ORE 2016, Bologna, Italy, November 20, 2016, Revised Selected Papers / [ed] Dragoni, Mauro; Poveda-Villalón, María; Jimenez-Ruiz, Ernesto, Cham: Springer, 2017, 82-94 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Testing of a software system is resource-consuming activity. One of the promising ways to improve the efficiency of the software testing process is to use ontologies for testing. This paper presents an approach to test case generation based on the use of an ontology and inference rules. The ontology represents requirements from a software requirements specification, and additional knowledge about components of the software system under development. The inference rules describe strategies for deriving test cases from the ontology. The inference rules are constructed based on the examination of the existing test documentation and acquisition of knowledge from experienced software testers. The inference rules are implemented in Prolog and applied to the ontology that is translated from OWL functional-style syntax to Prolog syntax. The first experiments with the implementation showed that it was possible to generate test cases with the same level of detail as the existing, manually produced, test cases.

  • Eklöf, Johan
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, School age educare. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Other School Based Research.
    Purola, Joacim
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, School age educare. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Other School Based Research.
    Utomhuspedagogik på fritidshemmet: En intervjustudie med pedagoger2017Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vår studie handlar om utmaningarna med utomhuspedagogik på fritidshemmet. Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur verksamma pedagoger säger sig arbeta med utomhuspedagogik inom fritidshemmet. För att försöka få detta syfte besvarat använde vi oss utav forskningsfrågorna, hur definierar pedagogerna utomhuspedagogik? och vilka utmaningar pedagogerna talar om, vad det gäller att bedriva utomhuspedagogik på fritidshemmet? Vi valde att använda oss utav det didaktiska perspektivet, och att genomföra intervjuer med pedagoger. Om frågor som var förknippade med de didaktiska frågeställningarna, var, vad, hur, varför, när. Genom att använda de didaktiska frågeställningarna producerades data som vi kunde använda när vi skulle skriva den här studien. Vi använde semi-strukturerade intervjuer som metod för våra intervjuer. Vi besökte två olika skolor och intervjuade 12 verksamma pedagoger inom fritidshemmet. Genom att jämföra med forskning kring ämnet och studier med liknande syfte kunde vi se likheter och skillnader i resultatet. Resultatet av denna undersökning visar att pedagogerna arbetar olika med utomhuspedagogiken, och har olika motiv bakom användningen av metoden. Flera pedagoger beskrev hur de brukade ta med elever till skogsområden och grillplatser, utan att ha planerade aktiviteter på plats. Medans flera andra beskrev att de arbetade med utomhuspedagogik i ett pedagogiskt syfte, för att undervisa eleverna i olika ämnen. Ämnen som trafiksäkerhet uppkom. En pedagog beskrev också att denne arbetar med utomhuspedagogik för att bygga på elevernas intressen. Pedagogerna i studien definierade utomhuspedagogiken väldigt skilt. Flera beskrev den enbart som att ta med sig elevgruppen till en utomhusmiljö, medan andra förklarade det som att en pedagogisk tanke och planering, är grundläggande för att kallas utomhuspedagogik. Pedagogerna beskrev flera utmaningar med att bedriva utomhuspedagogiken, bland annat brist på tid, resurser och kunskap. 

  • Sadat Alavioon, Samin
    Jönköping International Business School.
    Media business transformation based on information technology: A pilot study of three Swedish newspapers2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The newspaper industry has been transformed after the emergence of information technology. According to the transformation of media businesses by technology advancement this study realizes the importance of opportunities and threats brought by new information technology in the newspaper industry. Therefore, to develop an understanding of how the newspaper industry can transform due to technology advancement three research questions were answered;

    RQ 1. How can information technologies transform the newspaper industry? RQ 2. What are the barriers in adopting new technology in the newspaper industry? RQ 3. What opportunities are brought by new technology in the media industry?

    Five important factors were analyzed to answer the first research question. These five important factors are customers, competition, offering, activities/organization, and resources/factor market interaction. Beside these five factors, the concept of convergence plays an important role in media industry as it describes how newspapers combine old and new media in order to adopt to new technologies. For the second and third research questions, different barriers and opportunities were analyzed. One of the opportunities brought by information technology is the possibility of interacting with the readers which help the media firms to develop their product. Another opportunity is to provide different channels to publish the news in order to have more revenue, and the third opportunity is to provide the possibility for readers to access the news ubiquitously. However, there are some barriers brought by information technology such as work overload for newspaper companies by publishing news continuously during the day. Attracting readers to buy newspaper products is another barrier that cause the newspaper companies face difficulties in performing their tasks. Furthermore, finding a way to adapt to new technology is another barrier carried by information technology.

  • Golsäter, Marie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Futurum Academy for Health and Care Region Jönköping County, Sweden.
    Johansson, Lars-Olof
    Futurum Academy for Health and Care Region Jönköping County, Sweden.
    Harder, Maria
    Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    General practitioners’ accounts of how to facilitate consultations with toddlers: An interview study2017In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 36, no 1, 3-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To describe general practitioners’ (GPs’) accounts of how to facilitate consultations with children aged 1–2 years.

    Design: A qualitative study based on focus group interviews.

    Setting and subjects: Five focus group interviews were conducted with a total of 25 GPs at Swedish primary health care (PHC) centres. The GPs regularly invited toddlers to consultations.

    Result: The GPs’ accounts of how to facilitate consultations with toddlers revealed descriptions of making efforts to instil confidence in the situation to enable the consultation. Toddlers in need of health care always visit the GP with adults such as their parents, guardians or other relatives. Therefore, the GP directs efforts towards the adults and the child more or less simultaneously, as they both need to rely on the GP. The GPs describe how they instil confidence in the adults by establishing a mutual understanding that the consultation is necessary to secure the child’s health. Regarding the child, the GP instils confidence by establishing a relationship in order to approach the child and accomplish bodily examinations.

    Conclusion: The result shows that GPs’ encounters with children in consultations are two-sided. The GP needs to conduct bodily examinations to secure the child’s health and development, but to do so he/she needs to establish purposeful relationships with the adults and the child by instilling confidence. This indicates that establishing relationships in the consultation is significant, and a way to achieve a child-centred consultation.

    KEY POINTS Research regarding GPs’ encounters with toddlers in consultation is limited, even though toddlers frequently visit PHC. GPs make efforts to instil confidence by establishing mutual understanding with parents and a relationship with the child. Establishing purposeful relationships with both the child and parent is significant in enabling the consultation. Establishing a relationship with the child overrides conducting the bodily examination, t opromote the child’s feeling of ease and allow a child-centred consultation.

  • Svedlund, Viktoria
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Barre, Johanna
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Vad är egentligen marknadskommunikation?: En teorigranskande studie genom en begreppsutvecklande case study2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Research in marketing communications has mainly been situated within the business administration discipline, focusing on how the company communicates towards its customers. But the marketing communications area includes other communicative processes. Processes which are reviewed in research within media and communication science but not labeled as marketing communications. By challenging the marketing strategy country-of-origin from a media and communication study-perspective this study examines how marketing communications can function as interdisciplinary field between the business administration discipline and media and communication studies.

    The study is a comparative case study that reveals a connection between the values Volvo Cars and Svenska Institutet communicates about Sweden. Volvo Cars values ​​are defined through a thematic functional qualitative textual analysis of the commercial Vintersaga and Svenska Institutet’s values ​​are rooted in their brand strategy. The result of the comparison, together with the media and communication perspective, contributes to the conceptual development of the marketing strategy country-of-origin. The concept development is then contextualized in relation to the purpose of the study; how business administration and media and communication studies can relate to each other through marketing communications as an interdisciplinary field of research.

    The study emphasizes the importance of communicative aspects for marketing as well as give media and communication a clear area for research connected to marketing. The study stipulates that marketing communications should be recognized as an interdisciplinary field of research between the disciplines of media and communication studies and business administration.

  • Jönsson, Jessica
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Informatics.
    To lead from a distance: Virtual Leadership2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In a world that is getting more and more globalized and dependent of the progress within the sphere of technology, there is a need for organizations to keep up with this development. Virtual Teams are a developing area, where there is a strive and a consistent desire to evolve and reach a higher level of efficiency. There is also a development when it comes to communication and is a consequence of a world that is increasingly globalized, and creating global competition is facilitated by a wider use of information and communication technology This leads to higher demands on the Virtual Leader in order to make sure that the team reaches its full potential, and being able to tackle the challenges that comes with leading an in a Virtual Environment. Since it is a subject that is still going through a phase of evolution, there is a knowledge gap in both a theoretical and practical view. The creation of Virtual Teams and the Virtual Leader encounters several aggravating challenges compared to traditionally collocated teams. There is a need for a clear definition of a Virtual Leader as well how to handle upcoming challenges.

    This study suggests a suitable definition for a Virtual Leader, where the result was drawn from a literature review and qualitative data from ten different companies and twenty respondents. A connection is drawn to the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation model (FIRO) made by Will Schutz in 1958. The main objectives of a leader are still the same, it is rather the context that has changed, and therefore an expansion of the model is presented. This reinforces the purpose of this study which is to investigate how a Virtual Leader can overcome the aforementioned challenges and ensure that everyone in the team are heading in the same direction. 

  • Klofsten, Joel
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Karlsson Tunhult, Dennis
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    LED-konvertering och omberarbetning av frontkåpa på Husqvarna riders 300-serie2016Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Jonasson, Jonna
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Pudelski, Elin
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Spelar det roll?: En jämförande kvalitativ textanalys av två TV-reklamer från Maria Casino och Svenska Spel2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna kvalitativa studie studeras och analyseras två reklamfilmer utifrån en kombination av en retorisk och semiotisk analysmetod. Det teoretiska ramverk som studien bygger på innefattar retorik och semiotik. Utöver det grundar sig studien även i teorier kring färg, kläders sociala status, identitet och konsumtion, lyx och livsstil. Det undersökta materialet är en reklamfilm från det statligt ägda och kontrollerade bolaget AB Svenska Spel och en reklamfilm från det kommersiella spelbolaget Maria Casino.

    Undersökningen granskar hur spelbolagen argumenterar i sin TV-reklam. Studien avser att undersöka hur retorik och semiotik används för att övertyga och förstärka reklam samt att jämföra de olika bolagen emellan. Studiens syfte är att öka kunskapen kring hur statliga och kommersiella spelbolag argumenterar i sin marknadsföring. Eftersom Svenska Spel kontrolleras av statliga instanser finns det en relevans i att undersöka om argumentationen som förs skiljer sig mellan ett statligt styrt spelbolag gentemot ett kommersiellt oreglerat bolag.

    Av studiens analys kan det avläsas att både Svenska Spel och Maria Casino tillämpar retorik för att övertyga, däremot framgår det att de använder sig av olika typer av retorik. Även inslagen tecken, färg och ljud hjälper till att förstärka de analyserade reklamfilmernas intryck. Övertalningsmetoderna som används i de båda reklamfilmerna bygger bland annat på att visa upp en bild av att spel kan generera bättre livskvalitet. Reklamfilmerna tilltalar mottagarna genom en lyxig livsstil och förmedlar en bild av ett bättre liv som kan uppnås genom spel. De viktigaste slutsatserna i denna undersökning är att de båda reklamfilmerna visar en bild av att spelande och vinster av stora summor pengar kan ge fördelar i livet och generera en bättre livssituation. Dessutom framgår det att varken Maria Casino eller Keno visar baksidorna som spel kan leda till i de analyserade reklamfilmerna.

  • Stovrag, Arijan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Capital requirements and bank profitability: A comparison between the large Swedish banks and niche banks2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe and explain the relation of changes in capital requirements on the profitability of Swedish banks.

    Method: A mixed model approach is used. The quantitative approach is con-ducted through the collection and analysis of statistics from Swe-dish banks and financial institutions. The qualitative research ap-proach is used to obtain further insights into the Swedish banking system and how banks are managing capital requirements. This is conducted through interviews with respondents from a large bank, a niche bank, and the Riksbank.

    Analysis: The analysis is made on yearly data from 1999 to 2015. Return on equity and net interest margin are individually used as dependent variables. The independent variables are various capital ratios which are defined by the Basel framework. The results from the quantitative analysis are in line with the findings from the qualita-tive interviews.

    Conclusion: On one hand, capital requirement ratios seem to have a negative and statistically significant correlation with the Return on Equity for both large banks and niche banks. On the other hand, capital re-quirement ratios seem to have a positive and statistically significant correlation with the Net Interest Margin for niche banks.

  • Malm, Julie
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Preschool Education Research.
    "Man får vara påhittig också": En studie om hur förskollärare samtalar om barn och barnsyn2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien var att undersöka hur förskollärare samtalar om barn och barnsyn. Frågeställningarna var: Hur beskriver förskollärarna begreppet barnsyn? På vilket sätt beskriver förskollärarna sin betydelse för hur barnen utvecklas på förskolan? I författarens c-uppsats framkom beteenden från förskollärare som väckte frågor kring om förskollärare är medvetna om sin barnsyn och barnsynens påverkan på arbetet i förskolan. Studien utgår från ett sociokulturellt perspektiv. Undersökningen genomfördes med metoden fokusgrupp. Fokus i studien var förskollärare som arbetar med de allra yngsta barnen, barn mellan ett till tre år. Det var totalt fyra fokusgrupper med fyra deltagare i varje, alltså deltog sexton förskollärare i studien. Analysen genomfördes med inspiration från diskursanalysen, och utgick från förskollärarnas uppfattningar av begreppet barnsyn och sedan undersöktes sambandet mellan förskollärarnas uppfattningar och deras sätt att samtala om barn med hjälp av dilemman. Slutsatsen av studien är att det finns behov av samtal bland förskollärare om varför de gör som de gör. Genom samtal blir förskolläraren medveten om sin syn på barn och kan därmed utveckla och förbättra sitt förhållningssätt gentemot barnen. Därmed får barnen en ännu bättre förskolevardag.

  • Ohlsson, Elin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Martinsson, Julia
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Offer eller offer?: En kvalitativ studie av den svenska nyhetsrapporteringens framställning av terrordåd2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien behandlar hur den svenska nyhetsrapporteringen konstruerar terrordåden i Paris respektive bombattentaten i Bagdad för att belysa eventuella skillnader. Syftet är att genom en analys av diskurserna skapa en medvetenhet kring rapporteringens konstruktioner av terrordåd i en större kontext. Studiens teoretiska ramverk består av kritisk diskursanalys som teori, postkolonialism, orientalism och medielogik för att skapa förståelse för varför det finns likheter och skillnader i nyhetsrapporteringen kring terrordåden i Paris respektive bombattentaten i Bagdad. För att ta sig an det utvalda materialet används kritisk diskursanalys som metod. Valet av nyhetsmedier gjordes utefter en effektorienterad urvalsprincip där Sveriges största morgon- och kvällstidning ligger till grund för det insamlade materialet som sammanfattat består av 12 artiklar. Resultatet består av fyra teman: förövare, offer, orsak och hot. Studien innefattar också en analys av aktörer och diskursiva strategier. Det orientalistiska perspektivet med vi och dem-tänket i fokus, samt medielogikens tekniker, tillämpas sedan i slutdiskussionen för att besvara studiens frågeställningar. Resultatet bevisar att skillnader i rapporteringen kring terrordåd i olika geografiska och kulturella områden existerar. Rapporteringen om dåden i Paris intensifieras och uppmärksammas därför mer. Vidare framställs offer och offer, samt förövare och förövare väldigt olika, vilket det orientalistiska perspektivet i slutdiskussionen spekulerar kring.

  • Kasto, Gabriella
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Mårdén, Kristoffer
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Atlet eller kvinna?: En kritisk diskursanalys om kvinnliga atleters framställning i en av Sveriges största nyhetstidningar2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this study lies on medias representation of male and female athletes in sports journalism. The research has been conducted on one of Sweden’s biggest newspaper, Aftonbladet. This study has, from a gender perspective, critically analysed Aftonbladets news coverage of the summer Olympic games of 2016. The purpose of this study is to examine how female athletes is portrayed in sports journalism in comparison with male athletes, and to see if a hegemony masculinity shows in the news coverage. To carry this study into effect we chose to use critical discourse analysis as both method and theory. To complement CDA as a theory we also base our analysis in the theory of gender, stereotypes and hegemony masculinity theory.

    This study is based on five analytic tools that was recovered from Carvalhos step-by-step model for a critical discourse analysis. This makes it possible for a critical qualitative analysis of the text and the depiction of male and female athletes. The model makes it possible to examine the chronicles use of linguistic, as the content of the text is broken down thoroughly and deeply analysed. In comparison to earlier studies, our results shows that there is a change in the discourse. The female athletes in the study are not described by negative stereotypes. The focus of the female athletes does not lie on them as social actors, instead they are described by their actions as athletes. From a gender perspective the female and male athletes are represented equally. There is no showing of a hegemony masculinity in the news reporting. 

  • Linnander, Mathilda
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Tollbo, Sofia
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Snappa, snacka, synas: En kvalitativ studie av tonåringars identitetsskapande i sociala medier2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Johansson, Anneli
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Johansson, Marie
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    En lekmiljö för alla?: – en kvalitativ studie om dockvråns roll i jämställdhetsarbetet2014Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här studien vill sätta två begrepp och fenomen i relation till varandra: dockvrån och jämställdhet.

    Syftet med studien är att utveckla kunskap om vilken roll dockvrån (eller vad nu avdelningen har valt att benämna den lekmiljön) har och kan tänkas ha i jämnställdhetsarbetet på förskolan. Våra frågeställningar är:

    • ·         Hur har dockvrån utformats och förändrats? Vilka barn leker där, vad leker de med och hur leker de?
    • ·         Hur upplever och uppfattar pedagogerna jämställdhet och de konsekvenser som har blivit av att förändra dockvrån och det material som erbjuds där?

    Examensarbetet är en kvalitativ studie utifrån en fenomenologisk forskningsansats vilket innebär att fokus ligger på deltagarnas upplevelser och uppfattningar om ett visst fenomen. Metoderna vi valt att använda oss av i vår studie är intervju och videoobservation. Det insamlade materialet har transkriberats och analyserats. Resultatet redovisas sedan utifrån de mönster som uppkommit under analysen.

    Resultatet visar att den valda lekmiljön nu är en jämställd miljö där både pojkar och flickor vistas. Hur dockvrån användes förut, innan förändringarna, kan vi inte veta men får lyssna till vad pedagogernas erfarenheter säger oss och resultatet visar då att dockvrån nu, på bägge avdelningarna, tilltalar både pojkar och flickor. Efter att vi har analyserat datan från de genomförda intervjuerna och videoobservationerna är vår slutsats att dockvrån har blivit en könsöverskridande lekmiljö och att pedagogernas uppfattningar om leken där stämmer överens med deras verklighet.