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  • 12701.
    Jacobsson, Brittmarie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Ho Thi, T
    Hoang Ngoc, C
    Hugoson, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Oral Health of Children in Da Nang, Vietnam: Dental caries, caries associated factors and gingivitisManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 12702.
    Jacobsson, Brittmarie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Ho Thi, T
    Hoang Ngoc, C
    Hugoson, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Oral Health of Children in Da Nang, Vietnam: Sociodemographic conditions, knowledge of dental diseases, dental care and dietary habitsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 12703.
    Jacobsson, Brittmarie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine.
    Hugoson, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine.
    Ho Thi, Thanh
    National Technical College of Medicine No II.
    Knowledge, attitudes and behaviour about dental diseases and dental care habits in adolescents in Jönköping, Sweden and in Da Nang, Vietnam2008In: Knowledge, attitude and behaviour in oral health care among 10-15 year olds in Jönköping, Sweden and DaNang, Vietnam, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article was to present data about oral hygiene and knowledge about dental diseases and dental care habits in 10-15 year olds in Jönköping, Sweden and 10-11 year-olds in Da Nang, Vietnam in 2003. Methods A random sample of 206 individuals 10 and 15 year olds, from the City of Jönköping and 369 individuals from the City of Da Nang, were asked about their attitudes towards and knowledge of teeth and dental care habits. Results In Jönköping 9% answered that gingivitis is the same as inflammation of the gum. In Da Nang study 40% knew about early sign of gingivitis (easily gum bleeding).  67% in Jönköping answered that bacteria and sugar cause the acid that gives caries. In Da Nang 47% could answer correctly the cause of dental caries. The percentage of children who brush their teeth twice a day was the same, around 80 %, in both studies. In Jönköping 100% of the children used fluoride toothpaste. In Da Nang 73 % always used Fluoride toothpaste and 14 % did not know if the toothpaste they used contained Fluoride or not.

  • 12704.
    Jacobsson, Brittmarie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Koch, Göran
    Magnusson, Tomas
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Hugoson, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Oral health and coherent determinants in children and adolescents with foreign background compared to Swedish youth2010In: Oral health - new concepts for the new millenium: Glasgow 1/3 July 2010 / [ed] Marjolijn Hovius, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate oral health status and coherent determinants in children and adolescents with foreign background compared to children with Swedish background. Methods: In 1993 and 2003 cross-sectional studies with random samples of individuals in the age groups 3-,5-,10- and 15-years were performed in Jönköping, Sweden. All individuals were personally invited to a clinical and radiographic examination of oral health status. They were also asked about their attitudes and knowledge about teeth and oral health care habits. The final study cohort comprised 739 children and adolescents, 154 with Foreign background (F-cohort) and 585 with Swedish background (S-cohort). Results: Both in 1993 and 2003 more 3- and 5-year-olds in the S-cohort were caries-free compared to the F-cohort. In 1993 dfs/DFS was higher among 3- and 5-year-olds in the F-cohort (p=0.01). In 2003 dfs/DFS was significantly higher in all age groups in the F-cohort compared to the S-cohort. The cumulative percentage of proximal caries-free, initial and manifest lesions and restorations among 10-year-olds in the F-cohort were in 1993 55%, 23%, 4% and 18%. The corresponding figures for the S-cohort were 69%, 20%, 6% and 5%, respectively. In 2003 figures in the F-cohort were 54%, 29%, 4% and 13% compared to 82%, 12%, 1% and 5% in the S-cohort (p=0.037). Among males with foreign background and lived in families with low education, the odds was four times higher (OR=4.0 +95%CI; 2.2-7.2) to be exposed to dental caries, then among their Swedish counterparts. Conclusions: There had been a decline in caries prevalence between 1993 and 2003 in all age-groups except among the 3-year-olds. However the improvement of dfs/DFS was stronger in the S-cohort in all age-groups and the gap between the F- and S-cohorts was considerable larger in 2003 compared to 10 years earlier.

  • 12705.
    Jacobsson, Brittmarie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Oral health.
    Koch, Göran
    The Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education.
    Magnusson, Tomas
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Oral health.
    Hugoson, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Oral health.
    Oral Health in young individuals with foreign and Swedish backgrounds - a ten-year perspective2011In: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, ISSN 1818-6300, E-ISSN 1996-9805, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 151-158Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AIM:

    To investigate oral health status and coherent determinants in children with foreign backgrounds compared with children with a Swedish background, during a ten year period.

    DESIGN AND METHODS:

    In 1993 and 2003, cross-sectional studies with random samples of individuals in the age groups 3, 5, 10 and 15 years were performed in Jönköping, Sweden. All the individuals were personally invited to a clinical and radiographic examination of their oral health status. They were also asked about their attitudes to and knowledge of teeth and oral health care habits. The final study sample comprised 739 children and adolescents, 154 with a foreign background (F cohort) and 585 with a Swedish background (S cohort).

    RESULTS:

    In both 1993 and 2003, more 3- and 5 year olds in the S cohort were caries-free compared with the F cohort. In 1993, dfs was higher among 3- and 5 year olds in the F cohort (p<0.01) compared with the S cohort. In 2003, dfs/DFS was statistically significantly higher in all age groups among children and adolescents in the F cohort compared with the S cohort. When it came to proximal tooth surfaces, the percentages of individuals who were caries-free, with initial carious lesions, with manifest carious lesions and with restorations among 10-year-olds in the F cohort were 55%, 23%, 4% and 18% in 1993. The corresponding figures for the S cohort were 69%, 20%, 6% and 5% respectively. In 2003, the values for the F cohort were 54%, 29%, 4% and 13% compared with 82%, 12%, 1% and 5% in the S cohort. In 2003, the odds of being exposed to dental caries among 10- and 15-yearolds in the F cohort, adjusted for gender and age, were more than six times higher (OR=6.3, 95% CI:2.51-15.61; p<0.001) compared with the S cohort.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    There has been a decline in caries prevalence between 1993 and 2003 in all age groups apart from 3-year-olds. However, the improvement in dfs/DFS was greater in the S cohort compared with the F cohort in all age groups. The difference between the F and S cohorts in terms of dfs/ DFS was larger in 2003 compared with 10 years earlier. In 2003, the odds ratio for being exposed to dental caries was almost six times higher for 10- and 15-year-olds with two foreign-born parents compared with their Swedish counterparts.

  • 12706.
    Jacobsson, Brittmarie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Thanh, Ho Thi
    Dental Department, Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy, Da Nang, Vietnam.
    Chuong, Hoang Ngoc
    Dental Department, Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy, Da Nang, Vietnam.
    Hugoson, Anders
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Oral health of children and adolescents in Da Nang2014In: Oral Hygiene & Health, ISSN 2332-0672, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 1-6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This is a cross-sectional epidemiological study comprising 840 randomly selected children in the age groups of 3, 5, 10 and 15 year-olds. All children were clinically examined for number of teeth, dental caries, dental fillings, plaque, gingivitis and probing pocket depth. Dental care and dietary habits were collected using a self-reported questionnaire. Among 3 and 5 year olds, 98% suffered from dental caries, compared to 91% of 10 and 15 year olds. The mean (SD) of decayed (initial and manifest) and filled tooth surfaces (dfs/DFS) in the different age groups was: 18.2 (14.1), 23.0 (15.4), 5.1 (4.2) and 6.9 (6.0), respectively. There was an average of ~ 30% in all age groups with plaque and gingivitis. Consuming milk with sugar more than 2–3 times a week (3 and 5 year olds) and eating sweets between principal meals twice a day (in 10 and 15 year olds) were statistically significant with caries prevalence. It is concluded that dental caries and gingivitis are significant public health problems among children in Da Nang, Vietnam.

  • 12707.
    Jacobsson, Brittmarie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine.
    Viczko, Lynne
    Camosun College, Victoria B.C. Canada.
    Gilliland, Margo
    Camosun College, Victoria B.C. Canada.
    Schaefer, Melissa
    Camosun College, Victoria B.C. Canada.
    The Swedish-Canadian Connection1998In: The Dental Hygienist: A Needed Reality, 1998Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Styudents and faculty from two dental hygiene schools know that international dental hygiene is high-tech, education-and fun. In the fall of 1996, at the invitation of the Hälsohögskolan-Jönköping University, College of Health Sciences in Sweden, their dental hygiene department and that of Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, jointly organized an ongoing e-mail exchange program between second year students. Students are assigned topics to research and then, with their international partner, are asked to share and discuss information on their findings. A six weekfaculty exchange took place in the fall of 1997 with each sharing their dental hygiene expertise. Both joint ventures have been very successful in promoting the use of high technology in education and fostering international dental hygiene learning and goodwill.

  • 12708.
    Jacobsson, Brittmarie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Wendt, Lill-Kari
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Oral health.
    Johansson, Ingegerd
    Dental caries and caries associated factors in Swedish 15-year-olds in relation to immigrant background.2005In: Swedish Dental Journal, ISSN 0347-9994, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 71-79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of caries and caries associated variables in 15-year-olds in relation to foreign background and to examine differences in the prevalence of caries in immigrant adolescents according to their length of residence in Sweden. All 15-year-old adolescents (n=143) at one public school in the city of Jönköping, Sweden were asked to participate in the study. The adolescents were divided into two groups according to their background: immigrants and non-immigrants. Data on caries prevalence were extracted from the dental records of the examination made when the participants were 15 years old. The proportions of immigrants and non-immigrants free from carious lesions were equal. Immigrant adolescents, however, had on average more enamel carious lesions. Adolescents born in Sweden of immigrant parents or who had arrived before 1 year of age had a caries prevalence similar to those of non-immigrant adolescents, whereas children who had immigrated to Sweden after 7 years of age had a caries prevalence that was 2-3 times higher. As the caries carious lesions in immigrant adolescents is mainly restricted to the enamel, and possibly reversible, early introduction of preventive programmes seems essential.

  • 12709.
    Jacobsson, Charlotte
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
    Johansson, Joakim
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
    The pursuit of venture capital: Enlightening an entrepreneur on the process of approaching investors2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Studies show that Sweden is a prominent country when it comes to innovations, R&D and patents. These efforts have however not led to commercialization and generation of new businesses, which has led researchers to suspect that many entrepreneurs have defective knowledge regarding how the venture capital industry works and how to operate in order to be successful. The fact that there appears to be a knowledge gap and that receiving funds from investors are important for the growth of entrepreneurial companies and the economy as a whole has awakened our interest to focus our study on this issue.

    In order to get an insight into which questions an entrepreneur raise before seeking venture capital our study takes its starting point with an entrepreneur who is in the process of seeking venture capital. The different topics presented by the entrepreneur led us to the purpose of the thesis, which is to provide guidance for an entrepreneur in pursuit of venture capital through describing and interpreting how investors assess criteria in potential investments.

    To gain a greater understanding of what aspects a venture capitalist takes into consideration when evaluating a potential deal we found it necessary to have a personal dialogue with the selected respondents. This resulted in our decision to use a qualitative methodological approach and through a target-oriented selection the entrepreneur and the seven investors were selected. Our empirical study is based on interviews with the selected respondents.

    The empirical findings and the analysis are compiled together in one chapter. The respondents’ opinions are analyzed together in order to create an overview and to make it possible for the reader to better grasp our findings.

    The study has resulted in a number of suggestions that are presented in a “hand book-like” manner aimed to help the entrepreneur in the pursuit of venture capital and hopefully other entrepreneurs in similar situations. The concluding remarks are presented in chapter 5.

  • 12710.
    Jacobsson, Diana
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    In the name of (Un)sustainability: A critical analysis of how neoliberal ideology operates through discourses about sustainable progress and equality2019In: tripleC (cognition, communication, co-operation): Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society / Unified Theory of Information Research Group, ISSN 1726-670X, E-ISSN 1726-670X, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 19-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines sustainable development discourses while addressing the unsustainable structures within which these discourses take place. The main research question concerns how sustainability is understood in relation to class and capitalism and what ideologies are expressed as neutral in the anodyne context of public information. Critical discourse analysis is applied as a method to examine how sustainable development is shaped through the construction of problems, responsibilities and solutions in a Swedish municipal magazine. The analysis reveals two parallel constructions: hyper-politicised discourses about free enterprise and a trivialisation of discourses about socio-economic challenges. Texts about social care and social responsibility are represented in the form of banal politics, transforming conflict into consensus, while stories about the business sector rely heavily on market rationales stressing the importance of political intervention to increase the attractive power of entrepreneurialism. Taking Critical Theory as its starting point, the analysis discusses the neoliberal paradox, namely that in the neoliberal political regime, despite the rhetoric of individualism and freedom, the role of the state is to support private enterprises. The article argues that the role of communication needs further analytical attention to increase our understanding of how sustainability is shaped and established in mainstream public discourse. It concludes that the specific communication practice examined here promotes neoliberal capitalism by encouraging the continued unsustainable class structuring of our society. © 2019, Unified Theory of Information Research Group. All rights reserved.

  • 12711.
    Jacobsson, Ebba
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Granroth, Janina
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Dumont, Rebecca
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    E-mail Marketing and its Implementation in SMEs in a B2B Context2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12712. Jacobsson, Erik
    et al.
    Sidenvall, Birgitta
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
    Njursten och urinsyra1978Report (Other scientific)
  • 12713. Jacobsson, M.
    et al.
    Lundin, Rolf A.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Söderholm, A.
    Researching projects and theorizing families of temporary organizations2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12714.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    Linde, Anneli
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    The relation between ICT and environmental management practice in a construction company2010In: Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development: ICTs for Mobility / [ed] Anette Hallin, Tina Karrbom Gustavsson, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2010, p. 170-188Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this chapter is to draw attention to the use of ICT in the building and construction industry with a special interest in the day-to-day activities of those companies that are working to develop more environmentally friendly and sustainable production processes. The chapter is based on a comprehensive survey of ICT use and attitudes to environmental related issues in middle and large sized construction companies in Sweden and two case studies: One of ICT use in a larger Swedish building and construction company and one of communication, coordination, and decision making processes in a construction project. Based on the empirical data we argue that in order to enhance a more environmentally friendly building and construction industry there is a need for a more genuine cooperation and knowledge sharing between different actors both in crossing project boundaries as well as overriding contractual limitations. Decisions in a construction project must be taken earlier in the process and construction companies need to focus more on those processes over which they actually do have power.

  • 12715.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    The influence of contextual elements, actors' frames of reference, and technology on the adoption and use of ICT in construction projects: a Swedish case study2010In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 13-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In contemporary research on construction-related ICT (information communication technologies), little distinction is made between the use of ICT in permanent line organizations and its use in temporary organizations (for example, in building and construction projects). This paper makes that distinction. The aim is to understand how the interplay among contextual elements, actors' frames of reference, and the ICT itself, influences the adoption and use of ICT in a building and construction project. This will be done through a description and analysis of a case study of ICT use in a major Swedish construction company. It is concluded that the well-defined duration of the temporary organization (the construction project) stands in sharp contrast to the generally indefinite duration of ICT-mediated change processes. However, by analysing the ICT application to be implemented, it can be revealed whether it can be 'ready packed' for, or delimited to, certain processes in order to achieve immediate benefits. When implementing more encompassing ICT applications, the challenge for the company is to find alternative ways of implementation in the project-based organization and of creating alternative spaces for innovation and renewal where new ICT can be tested and experimented with.

  • 12716.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    User perceptions of ICT impacts in Swedish construction companies: ‘it’s fine, just as it is’2012In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 30, no 5, p. 339-357Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in construction companies has been growing steadily during the last decade. However, few studies inquire into either perceptions of the impact of actual ICT use or perceptions among different occupational groups in construction companies. The aim of the paper is to explore users’ general perceptions of ICT impacts in the post-adoption stage and analyse thei mplications for construction management practice. A mixed methods approach was used. Quantitative data were collected using a web-based survey both in a major construction company and among medium-sized companies in Sweden. Data from 294 returned completed questionnaires were analysed with t-tests and multiple regression analysis. In addition, participant observations and semi-structured interviews were conducted within the major construction company in order to strengthen the analysis. It can be concluded that respondents are generally fairly satisfied with the ICT. Differences in perceptions among occupational groups can be explained by the nature of work tasks and the original intentions for using ICT as a means of control and calculation. Even if respondents perceive that a further development of ICT could improve competitiveness, they do not want to increase their use of it in their workplaces. They basically think that ‘it is fine, just as it is’. This indicates that a challenge in construction management is to investigate how prevailing and new ICT applications can be used to develop the industry.

  • 12717.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    User perceptions of ICT in a major Swedish building and construction company2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in building and construction companies has steadily been growing during the last decade. However, just a few studies inquire perceptions of the ICT actually being used and perceptions among different professional groups in companies. The objective of this paper is to contribute to an enhanced understanding of general perceptions of ICT in building and construction companies and among professional groups by taking the point of departure in the concept of perceived usefulness. Data was collected by a web-based survey in two regional units of a major Swedish building and construction company. 257 completed questionnaires were returned which corresponds to a response rate of 49 %. The data was analysed with T-tests and multiple regression analysis. It can be concluded that respondents are generally fairly satisfied with their ICT and that the ICT is perceived as necessity for the fulfilment of work tasks as well as a valuable support in various areas of decision making. Moreover, a further developed use of ICT is perceived as an opportunity to increase the company’s competitiveness, but this opinion is negatively correlated with the opinion that the ICT is well adapted to the industry’s conditions. Finally are there some significant differences in perceptions of the outcomes of ICT-usage among professional groups. These differences can be explained by distance to operations and nature of work tasks.

  • 12718.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Linderoth, Henrik C. J.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Rowlinson, Steve
    Department of Real Estate and Construction, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
    The role of industry: an analytical framework to understand ICT transformation within the AEC industry2017In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 35, no 10, p. 611-626Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite wide-ranging research on information and communication technologies (ICT) in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, little is known about the role that industry plays in the adoption and use of ICT. Based on observations of how the drivers for ICT use seem to be inconsistent with the industry’s central characteristics, and drawing on information systems (IS) research that demonstrates the role of shared systems of meaning, the purpose here is to develop an analytical framework that explains how industry shapes the adoption and use of ICT. Building on a theoretically driven approach and a case study, a framework is first sketched and then substantiated through empirical illustrations. Three dimensions of industry are highlighted: the socio-cognitive environment, the market and production environment and institutional actors. It is explained how the interplay of these dimensions shapes the way the industry functions, which in turn influence the adoption and use of ICT. The outcomes of the interplay can either be aligned or misaligned with ICT, which explains why certain aligned applications are rapidly adopted, whereas other applications are not. The primary implication is that the framework can aid in analysing the need for structural adaptation when trying to achieve ICT-induced change.

  • 12719.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå universitet.
    Lundin, Rolf A.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    The Scandinavian turn of project research: Reflections on history and future directions2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In retrospect it appears that there was a turn in project research during the late 1980's and beginning of the 1990's. The subsequent movement - centered on applying organization theory approaches to projects - is now coming of age. In this paper we focus on the 'coming of age' notion by describing trajectories for the 'Scandinavian School of Project Management' - where it comes from, how it has developed over time, and ultimately reflecting on the question if the movement still exists. In doing so, we juxtapose the emergent ideas with a more structured research programme that came out of the UK around 2006. The main questions addressed concern a) on what these two streams of research have been founded, b) how they have evolved, and c) their influence. Our purpose is to describe and analyze important parts of the contemporary development of project research and to outline potential and plausible directions for the future. The results, which are partly based on a survey distributed to 27 active and well-renowned project researchers around the world, shows that there are signs that the once novel notion of the Scandinavian school has now developed to become normal science in the Kuhn (1970) sense of the expression. Taking on a Kuhnian perspective of the development we sketch two different but parallel types of directions for the future. The first type is to be described as 'research as usual', consisting of refinements in line with previous studies along the lines of current practices. The second type is based on how scientific revolutions, potentially also triggered by developments in other scientific areas, might develop to foster new and future directions-a development here tentatively called, a 'Neo-Scandinavian School of Project Research'.

  • 12720.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Lundin, Rolf A.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    World views on projects and society2019In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 238-241Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12721.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå University.
    Lundin, Rolf A.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Söderholm, Anders
    Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Researching projects and theorizing families of temporary organizations2015In: Project Management Journal, ISSN 8756-9728, E-ISSN 1938-9507, Vol. 46, no 5, p. 9-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Following contemporary development in which most temporary, focused, and organized endeavors can be regarded as a project and studied as a temporary organization, here we ask: How can these phenomena be defined without hindering pluralism in understanding, development, and theorizing? Based on the notions of family resemblance-the idea that it is not a specific trait, but a variety of traits that are shared by some, but not all, members of a family-we propose a new dynamic framework we believe is useful in advancing the studies of projects and temporary organizations toward more opportunities for rigorous theorizing.

  • 12722.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Lundin, Rolf A.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Söderholm, Anders
    Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.
    Towards a multi-perspective research program on projects and temporary organizations: Analyzing the Scandinavian turn and the rethinking effort2016In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 752-766Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze important parts of the contemporary development of project research and to outline plausible and desirable directions for the future.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This is accomplished through a review of the “Scandinavian School of Project Management” and “Rethinking Project Management,” which is complemented with a set of questions distributed to 27 active researchers within the project research field from around the world.

    Findings

    Through the analysis the authors show how the two streams have more similarities than differences, despite the fact that they have been initiated in very different contexty 8ts and ways. The authors could also conclude that the “Scandinavian School” appears stronger on the international scene than in the Nordic countries, and that general perception of what the “school” stands for has changed and been blurred with time. Based on the analysis the authors also proposed the need for a broad, more coherent research effort in terms of a multi-perspective research program on projects and temporary organizations. The essence of this would be: an action research profile to improve practice and foresee the future; a combined research focus on institutional change and project practice to ensure both theoretical and empirical progress; and a strong global perspective to further enrich both theory and practice.

    Research limitations/implications

    This research has obvious limitations in terms of empirical scope and response selection. The questionnaire results should therefore be interpreted with care.

    Originality/value

    The value of this research lies in its reflective nature and the proposed trajectory of the project research domain.

  • 12723.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
    Merschbrock, Christoph
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    BIM coordinators: a review2018In: Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, ISSN 0969-9988, E-ISSN 1365-232X, Vol. 25, no 8, p. 989-1008Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role, practices and responsibilities of building information modeling (BIM) coordinators (BCs).

    Design/methodology/approach – The aim is achieved through a review of existing publications (n 1⁄4 183) in which the term “BIM coordinators” has been described and discussed (n 1⁄4 78), complemented by interviews with four Norwegian BIM experts.

    Findings – The findings from the review indicate that the core responsibilities of BCs involve clash detection, managing information flows and communication flows, monitoring and coordinating design changes, supporting new working procedures and technical development and acting as a boundary spanner. The complementary interview study extends these findings with two additional practices and a reflection on the experienced challenges, obstacles and potential future development of the role. In essence, the authors propose that the role of BCs can be defined as being responsible for external/internal alignment and coordination of actor needs, and engaged in product-, process- and system-oriented practices of BIM.

    Research limitations/implications – Given that this study is primarily an integrative literature review of BCs, it has the limitations common with such an approach. Therefore, future studies should preferably extend presented findings through either a survey, further in-depth interviews with BCs or reviews of closely related BIM specialist roles such as BIM managers or BIM technicians.

    Practical implications – With BCs seemingly being central to information management and knowledge domain integration within the architecture, engineering and construction industry, an understanding of their importance and role should be of interest to anyone seeking to tap into the potential of BIM. This paper outlines specific implications for construction manager, educators and BCs.

    Originality/value – The value of this study lies primarily in the fact that it is the first thorough investigation of the role, practices and responsibilities of BCs.

  • 12724.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå School of Business & Economics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Wilson, Timothy L.
    Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Revisiting the construction of the Empire State Building: Have we forgotten something?2018In: Business Horizons, ISSN 0007-6813, E-ISSN 1873-6068, Vol. 61, no 1, p. 47-57Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What's past is prologue. Or is it? The construction of the Empire State Building (ESB) was not only the fastest erection of a skyscraper ever, but the construction company that took on the job allegedly began with no equipment or supplies that would be adequate for the job. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget; instead of 1. year and 6 months as anticipated, it only took 1. year and 45 days. The costs totaled $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million. So, we ask, how was this possible and is there something we could learn? Based on a review of existing literature describing the history and construction of the ESB, we outline strategic, operational, and contextual explanations for what appears to be a truly successful megaproject. We illustrate how, for example, inspiration from Henry Ford's assembly line technique, the uniqueness of the logistics during the construction period, the economic decline of the Depression, and early ideas of concurrent engineering and fast-track construction enabled the success. Our conclusion is that there are lessons to be learned in going back to basics when tackling a megaproject.

    The full text will be freely available from 2020-10-12 00:00
  • 12725.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
    Wilson, Timothy L.
    Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University .
    Tinkerbell and the Empire State Building: Recalling what seems to be forgotten2018In: PM World Journal, ISSN 2330-4480, Vol. VII, no VII, p. 1-4Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    “I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!!” (Peter Pan)

    In the 1905 play “Peter Pan; or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up”, Sir James Matthew Barrie described how Peter Pan, through his strong beliefs, brought the fairy Tinkerbell back to life. In this short essay, we aim to initiate discussions on the role of strong beliefs and the so-called “Tinkerbell effect” in upholding taken-for-granted assumptions within the construction industry.

    As the basis for the discussion, the essay reports on a recently published journal article in Business Horizons entitled “Revisiting the construction of the Empire State Building: Have we forgotten something?” (Jacobsson and Wilson, 2018). Presently the article is also sold as a case study and teaching case by Harvard Business Review. (The case study can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/HBRcasestudy and the teaching case at https://tinyurl.com/HBPEcase)

  • 12726.
    Jacobsson, Moa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Thorslund, Johanna
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Hur upplever medarbetare vid den psykiatriska akutenheten Rosen socialt stöd?: En kvalitativ studie2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien var att undersöka hur medarbetare vid den psykiatriska akutenheten Rosen upplever socialt stöd på arbetsplatsen. Ett snöbollsurval resulterade i åtta deltagare till studien. För att uppnå syftet med studien genomfördes semistrukturerade intervjuer vilka sedan analyserades med en deduktiv kvalitativ innehållsanalys. I intervjuerna och under analysprocessen utgick vi ifrån fyra redan teoretiskt identifierade kategorier av socialt stöd: emotionellt-, värderande-, instrumentellt- och informativt stöd. Resultatet visade att Rosens medarbetare har positiva upplevelser av det sociala stödet på arbetsplatsen. Emotionellt och instrumentellt stöd framstod som de mest centrala typerna av socialt stöd, vilka framförallt erhålls från kollegor. Utifrån resultatet går även att utläsa att samarbetet mellan avdelningarna inom psykiatrikliniken kan förbättras.

  • 12727.
    Jacobsson, Sara
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Lundkvist, Malin
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Exploring Board Composition: Independence and Diversity of Swedish Listed Companies Representing OMXS302013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this thesis is to investigate whether there have been any changes in board composition of Swedish listed companies in terms of independence, gender, age, tenure and educational background. Furthermore, this thesis examines if the extent of diversity in terms of gender, age, tenure, and educational background on boards has increased. The time frame in this study is between 2004 and 2011.

    Method – A quantitative method is used in order to fulfill the purpose of the thesis. Data from the 2004 to 2011 annual reports or corporate governance reports of 26 companies representing the index OMX Stockholm 30 are examined.

    Findings – The findings show that the percentage of independent directors has increased, but there is still an unequal gender distribution on boards of directors. During the time period, average age and tenure of directors have remained quite stable while boards have become more diverse in terms of educational background. The findings suggest that boards of Swedish listed companies have become more diverse, but companies have to continue to work on this issue in order to reach a higher level of diversity in boardrooms.

    Research limitations – The research is restricted to Swedish listed companies representing the index OMXS30. Quantitative data is collected and the study is limited to companies listed on a regulated market in Sweden from year 2004 to 2011.

    Practical implications – This study contributes to the debate of board composition and board diversity by indicating that even though Sweden is advanced in the work for diversity and pass for being an egalitarian society, there is still a long way to go in the work for diversity in the boardrooms. By emphasizing this acknowledgement, Swedish companies may reflect this issue even more and enhance diversity in their board composition. 

  • 12728.
    Jacoub, Iman
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
    Rommestam, Rosalie
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
    Att leva med hiv2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Summary

     

    Background: HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that breaks down the body's immune system. When the decomposition process going as far, the person develops aids (aquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Today there are effective antiretroviral treatments which make the person with hiv, have nearly the same possibilities to live like a person, who don’t have this disease. There are some fears in the society for this disease related to the stigmatization, which results to experience of discrimination and stigmatization for those persons living with it. Bad attitudes against hiv may come from relatives, health professionals and other parts of society. Objective: The objective was to describe the experiences of the suffering of persons living with hiv. Method: A qualitative content analysis of deductive design has been used in the study. Four autobiographies were analyzed. Katie Ericsson's theory of suffering was used in the analysis. Result: The persons experienced stigma in contact with health services and the community, which created unnecessary suffering and a variety of complex emotions. Conclusion: Health professionals and the public needs more knowledge about hiv to stigma is repealed. To create well-being requires an empathetic approach, support and continuity in the meeting with health professionals.

     

  • 12729. Jadrny, Reinhard
    et al.
    Nilsson, Örjan
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Physics.
    Bergmark, Jan-Eric
    Elemental analysis of some iron ore samples using electron spectroscopy1973Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 12730.
    Jaensson, J-E
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
    Müllern, Tomas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
    Till invånarnas tjänst: Om marknadsorientering i kommuner1992Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
  • 12731.
    Jafar, Farah
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Stadsplaneringens påverkan på de unga i Malmö: en fallstudie i Västra Hamnen2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The background of this project is to understand how community affects young people in cities. The study focuses on a district in Western Harbor in Malmo.

    Malmo city has been exposed to social and economic problems due to the high unemployment and the crimes the city witnesses. It is interesting to study how city´s sustainability initiative affected the teenagers. Bo01 is an international example of sustainable urban development located in the Western Harbor and it is supplied with only locally produced renewable energy.  Do teenagers in Malmo have knowledge about that?  

    The main goals behind the construction of this district were to create the “mixed city”, “Meeting places” and “the knowledge city”. This study was based on questionnaire distributed to students in the final year of high school and to university students. Afterward, I made interviews to get more approach to how the main questions were responded.

    The majority of the high school students know nothing about the renewable energy sources of Bo01 but after starting the project of the Western Harbor the majority of high school students have become more interested in the environment and sustainability.

    The city needs to establish general youth knowledge of the sustainable development in the city, in order to achieve a sustainable society. The investigation also revealed that most of the teenagers have a positive adaptation to the location of the University of Malmo.

    Malmo city has been successfully creating meeting places for the youths who contributed to increase integration and profound new contacts.

    For the high school students the Western Harbor has been very popular during the warm seasons, 53% go there more than once a week. University student did visit the district 1-3 times in summer. 

  • 12732.
    Jafari Dezfooli, Samman
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CeLS).
    The Impact of Innovative Self- Service Technologies on Last-Mile Delivery: An Analysis of Configurational Implications for Reception Boxes in Sweden2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Innovative self-service technologies are on the rise and reception boxes provide the opportunity for ‘unattended’ home deliveries. As such, an extension of the service portfolio offered by CEPs, is undergoing a shift. Hence, adding greater customer value through the extension and development of the service portfolio, will initially not only touch upon the last mile but certainly have an immense impact on the last mile delivery.

    The purpose of this study is to contribute to existing knowledge and theories in regards to reception boxes and their implications on the last mile delivery for B2C e-commerce in Sweden.

    A qualitative research method is used in order to investigate the topic. Moreover, a multiple case study approach was applied, where data was gathered from two stakeholder groups through semi-structured interviews. Findings were strengthen through information verification by the interviewees.

    CEPs have acknowledged the significant benefits provided to last-mile deliveries by the potential implementation of reception boxes. Ten last- mile opportunities and ten challenges were identified. Furthermore, from a structural perspective, the last-mile structure for deliveries to reception boxes aligns with the last-mile structure of attended home deliveries. Moreover, the implementation of reception boxes diminishes failed delivery attempts. Therefore, rerouting and returning parcel items, which contributes to the extension of the last-mile will be void, initially providing more efficiency.

  • 12733.
    Jafari, Hamid
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    An Analysis of Logistics Flexibility Research2014In: Proceedings of the 26th NOFOMA Conference, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12734.
    Jafari, Hamid
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
    E-Commerce Logistics - Contemporary Literature2018In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEE, 2018, p. 1196-1200Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This manuscript provides a general review of the contemporary literature on e-commerce logistics. The review is carried out systematically on the articles published in academic journals from 2015 up to 2018. A total of 77 manuscripts were reviewed and analyzed using this method regarding the journals, level of analysis, and scientific methods used. Moreover, coding of the findings of the papers was carried out to identify the research themes in contemporary e-commerce logistics literature. As a result, six themes were identified; namely, Distribution, Channel Design, Sustainability, Performance, Pricing, and Innovation. The results show a shift of scholarly focus over the past years. 

  • 12735.
    Jafari, Hamid
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Innovation Trends in Retailing2009In: The Proceedings of The 21st NOFOMA Conference / [ed] S. Hertz, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12736.
    Jafari, Hamid
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Logistics flexibility: A systematic review2015In: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, ISSN 1741-0401, E-ISSN 1758-6658, Vol. 64, no 7, p. 947-970Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    There is a lack of consensus in conceptualizing and defining logistics flexibility as a distinct construct among supply chain scholars. The purpose of this paper is to systematically analyse the existing literature on logistics flexibility.

    Design/methodology/approach

    By taking a systematic approach to literature review, a total of 100 academic articles were content analysed. As a general framework, the classification broadly provided by Zhang, Vonderembse, & Lim (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006) was applied in order to increase the consistency and validity of the review.

    Findings

    The results show that logistics flexibility has gained an increasing academic attention in the past two decades in terms of the number of published articles. First, the various terminologies often used in relation to logistics flexibility are explored. Second, the definitions of logistics flexibility at various levels of analysis are presented along with methodological considerations of the current literature. It is shown that most of the existing articles claim to study the matter at the chain level. The main methodological tools used in studying logistics flexibility are revealed as well as the fact that the majority of the empirical studies correspond to the manufacturing industry. Moreover, a synthesis of the principal measures used to gauge logistics flexibility is provided. Finally, current and emerging themes in logistics flexibility research are highlighted. The study also underlines the main measures used in studying logistics flexibility.

    Research limitations/implications

    This paper only focuses on academic articles published in journals and does not include other contributions such as books, etc. The systematic literature review facilitates further conceptual and empirical studies; however, more narrative literature reviews could complement the results of this study.

    Originality/value

    This paper is unique in the sense that it specifically reviews the literature on logistics flexibility in a systematic fashion. The content analysis has been carried out using NVivo 10 enabling the systematic nature of the review as well as increasing the pedagogical value of the method.

  • 12737.
    Jafari, Hamid
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Postponement and Logistics Flexibility in Retailing2014Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation addresses several general logistics problems in retailing regarding meeting a variety of customer demand and availability, efficiency and effectiveness in carrying inventory, and increased logistics flexibility. It builds upon the well-established supply chain principle of postponement, and argues for the benefits associated with it in tackling certain logistics challenges. Classically, most of the scholarly contributions in logistics and supply chain management in relation to postponement and logistics flexibility deal with manufacturing firms. This thesis contributes to the current literature by studying the concepts in a retail context. It shows the contemporary application of postponement, and the potential benefits associated with it. It could serve as a hint for retail decision-makers on prioritizing certain logistics decisions regarding their desired performance.

    The thesis aims to explore the application of postponement and logistics flexibility in retailing, and to investigate the resulting firm performance. It consists of a cover and a compilation of six articles, which serve to address three research questions. The thesis has a mixed methods design and consists of two empirical strands. The first two articles report two individually carried out systematic literature reviews on postponement and logistics flexibility, which serve as building blocks for the empirical strands. The first Strand, which consists of two empirical articles, includes qualitative case studies dealing with exploring how postponement is applied in retailing, seeking connections to logistics flexibility. Qualitative data is collected via a myriad of sources and tools. In Paper 3, data is collected on Media Markt, Jysk, and Lidl via interviews, and site visits, as well as from secondary sources on other supply chain actors, including service providers and product suppliers. Paper 4, explores a manifestation of postponement – customization – in upscale bicycle retailing in the nexus of retailers and consumers. It is built on qualitative data collected via interviews and netnography. The second Strand consists of two quantitative articles based on a cross-sectional survey of retailers in Sweden. Paper 5, which is of exploratory nature, deals with simplifying the complexities associated with logistics practices of retailers, and intends to provide a taxonomy of logistics configurations resulting from postponement and logistics flexibility. It also studies the performance differences of the identified groups of retailers. Finally, Paper 6 uses Structural Equation Modelling to explain the impact of postponement on logistics flexibility and well as that of the latter on firm performance. Also, the logistics flexibility-performance relationship is examined in the presence of uncertainty contingencies and logistics integration. Papers 5 and 6 use both strategic and financial measures of performance from subjective self-reported, as well as objective secondary sources.

    The results of the thesis show that postponement is gaining increased attention among scholars and practitioners. There is an expanding tendency towards involving other supply chain actors, including logistics service providers and especially consumers, in postponement activities. The case studies point to the different approaches to logistics flexibility and varied performance of retailers. The taxonomy study based on the configuration approach in Paper 5 is an attempt to tackle the complexity in understanding the logistics practices of retailers. Three groups of retailers were identified regarding their logistics configurations based on postponement and logistics flexibility, labeled as Rigid, Speculative, and Responsive. These groups were compared in relation to their financial and strategic performance, and it was shown that if speculation and logistics flexibility are high, then financial performance would be generally higher. If postponement and logistics flexibility are high, then strategic performance would be higher. Also, the thesis provides empirical support for the role of postponement in increased logistics flexibility in retailing. Also, higher logistics flexibility was proven to be associated with higher strategic firm performance. The impact of logistics flexibility on firm performance was shown to be moderated by uncertainty as well as by logistics integrations. As a result, performance is higher when both logistics flexibility and uncertainty are higher or lower. However, logistics integration proved to have contrasting positive and negative moderating roles when considering strategic and financial performance respectively, which could be traced back to the potentially high monetary engagement connected to logistics integration. 

  • 12738.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Aghaie, Abdollah
    K.N. Toosi University of Technology.
    Application of Knowledge Management in CustomerLifetime Value and Loyalty Management2007In: The Proceedings of The 8th IBIMA InternationalConference on Information Management in the Networked Economy: Issues & Solutions / [ed] K. Soliman, 2007, p. 517-526Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12739.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Aghaie, Abdollah
    K.N. Toosi University of Technology.
    Online Customer Segmentation Based on Lifetime Value2006In: Managing Information in the Digital Economy: Issues & Solutions - Proceedings of the 6th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference / [ed] K. Soliman, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12740.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Hartmann, Benjamin
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Johansson, Anette
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    How Showrooming Is Constituted: Preliminary Findings From A Multi-Method Study2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12741.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Hartmann, Benjamin
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Ots, Mart
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media, Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
    Mobile Media and In-Store Shopping Experiences: Profiling App Usage in Food Retailing2014In: Shopper marketing & pricing conference proceedings: May 8-10, 2014, Stockholm school of economics, Stockholm: Stockholm school of economics , 2014, p. 68-69Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12742.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Magnusson, Thomas
    Linköping University.
    Corporate Social Responsibility and Knowledge Management Implications in Sustainable Vehicle Innovation and Development2008In: Communications of the IBIMA, ISSN 1943-7765, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 8-14Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12743.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    Hertz, Susanne
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Adjusting Classic Marketing Lenses on Retail Supply Chain Management: Revisiting Postponement and Speculation2010In: The Proceedings of The Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12744.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    Hertz, Susanne
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Application of Postponement in Retailing - Connections to Logistics Flexibility2012In: / [ed] H.J.P. Timmermans, Vienna, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12745.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics.
    Hertz, Susanne
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Application of Postponement in Retailing: A Cross-Case Analysis of Major European Retailers2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12746.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CeLS). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    Hertz, Susanne
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CeLS). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Postponement in Retail Supply Chain Management: A Systematic Literature Review2012In: Nordic Retailing Research - Emerging Diversity / [ed] J. Hagberg, U. Holmberg, M. Sundström & L. Walter, Gothenburg: Bokförlaget BAS, 2012, p. 173-194Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12747.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    Hertz, Susanne
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Recapturing the Trends in the Application of Postponement in Retail Supply Chain Management2011In: / [ed] Pierre Semal, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 12748.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    Hertz, Susanne
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Borgström, Benedikte
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Increased Flexibility in Retail Supply Chains through Postponement2012Report (Other academic)
  • 12749.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    Hertz, Susanne
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
    Fridriksson, Helgi-Valur
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
    Postponement in Retailing? Seeking a Connection2010In: The Proceedings of The 22nd NOFOMA Conference / [ed] Jan Stentoft Arlbjørn, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12750.
    Jafari, Hamid
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Nyberg, Anna
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    Hilletofth, Per
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Postponement and logistics flexibility in retailing: A multiple case study from Sweden2016In: Industrial management + data systems, ISSN 0263-5577, E-ISSN 1758-5783, Vol. 116, no 3, p. 445-465Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how postponement is applied in retailing and how such application is connected to logistics flexibility.

    Design/methodology/approach – An overview of the established typological classifications of postponement and logistics flexibility is presented followed by empirical results from three case studies of retailers of electronics, furniture, and grocery in Sweden. The study relies on primary qualitative data gathered on the retailers as well as secondary material on some suppliers including logistics providers for further insight.

    Findings – The results of the study show that retailers have different practices when it comes to postponement and speculation; however, there is a growing tendency toward postponement among retailers by exploring new means of applying postponement. The results reveal that retailers that have higher application of postponement seem to be more flexible in their logistics operations.

    Research limitations/implications – The paper provides direction for further empirical research of the topic, by indicating the application of postponement is not constrained to the point of purchase and could be extended by involving consumers as well as capitalizing on suppliers’ competences and capabilities. Especially, sales services, software, and upgrades could provide opportunity for further expanding the concept.

    Originality/value – The paper contributes to the existing literature on logistics practices of postponement and speculation, as well as logistics flexibility by focussing on retail firms in Sweden. Most of the prior scholarly work on postponement and flexibility is on the manufacturing context.

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