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  • 12851.
    Zehra, Khizran
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Resource mobilization among informal entrepreneurs: A case of event planning industry of Pakistan2018Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation studies resource mobilization among informal entrepreneurs. It combines the resource mobilization perspective with insights from social capital and human capital theory to understand the resource mobilization activities of informal entrepreneurs, focusing on the founding period and the early years of existence of informal ventures. Empirically the study is based on 15 cases from event planning industry of Pakistan. It primarily uses semi-structured interviews along with observations and secondary documents. The within and cross-case coding are aggregated into a conceptual model that paves the way to understanding inter-organizational gains through informal entrepreneurial networks. These informal entrepreneurial networks are largely based on competitor’s networks that support the exchange of resources, such as the exchange of knowledge, raw material, ideas, opportunities, etc. The new insights contributed from the findings are that resource mobilization is not competitive but rather collaborative among informal entrepreneurs. This collaborative resource mobilization is mainly based on activities like competitor’s collaboration, collaborative knowledge sharing through informal venturing, for the advancement of business goals at founding and in later stages. Collaborative resource mobilization is an alternative to competitive resource mobilization, whereby the flow of resources in the networks remains competitive when it comes to business rivalry. The study contributes to the role of social and human capital in resource mobilizing activities that improve the synergistic effects contributing to the readiness of informal entrepreneurs. Trust and reciprocal exchange of resources among competitors act as a major strengthening factor in promoting collaborative resource mobilization among informal entrepreneurs. It also contributes to the informal entrepreneurship literature and suggests that informal entrepreneurship should not be considered as marginalized activities, but rather a platform where the considerable potential of creative entrepreneurial activity is present.

  • 12852.
    Zehra, Khizran
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Achtenhagen, Leona
    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).
    Tracking gender in entrepreneurial development processes in Pakistan2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The main purpose of this paper is to critically assess the context and policy environment for the recent development of women’s entrepreneurship in Pakistan. The paper highlights the fact that Pakistani women have been the passive recipients of various opportunities and programmes related to welfare and development, e.g. related to skill training, but the political commitment needed for achieving a fundamental change of the role of women in society is only slowly emerging. The Pakistani system has traditionally favoured large companies rather than SMEs and entrepreneurs, which has resulted in an economic contribution which is only slowly accelerating. Though there are some positive trends for empowering women entrepreneurs, the gender gap actually appears to be increasing in Pakistan.

  • 12853.
    Zehra, Khizran
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Nordqvist, Mattias
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Informal Entrepreneurship and Dynamic Governance Mechanisms: Role of Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness2015In: Academy of Management Proceedings, January 2015 (Meeting Abstract Supplement) 16786, 2015 / [ed] John Humphreys, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on perspective of real governance this paper examines the informal and formal governance mechanisms of small informal-semi formal entrepreneurial firms. Empirically this study has been conducted in Pakistan and sample firms have been drawn from event planning industry. They are mostly young and small informal or semi-formal firms and have strongly emerged against core competition contributed by traditional hotel and catering industry. Findings improved our understanding of everyday governance i.e. real governance and elaborated the concept of entrepreneurial resourcefulness in un-favored institutionalized environment. As we found resourcefulness perspective be supportive in the process of generation and evolution of governance patterns.

  • 12854. Zeidlitz, Andreas
    et al.
    Wallin, Tina
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Flyttströmmar till och från Jönköpings kommun2013Report (Other academic)
  • 12855. Zellama, Aida
    Owning Life - IPR in Biomaterials: The Legal Challenge to the Patent Eligibility of Human DNA2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12856.
    Zellweger, Thomas M.
    et al.
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
    Nason, Robert S.
    Babson College, Boston, USA.
    Nordqvist, Mattias
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Brush, Candida G.
    Babson College, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.
    Why Do Family Firms Strive for Nonfinancial Goals? An Organizational Identity Perspective2013In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 229-248Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper develops an organizational identity-based rationale for why family firms strive for nonfinancial goals. We show that the visibility of the family in the firm, the transgenerational sustainability intentions of the family, and the capability of the firm for self-enhancement of the family positively influence the importance of identity fit between family and firm as well as the family's concern for corporate reputation. We suggest that the concern for corporate reputation leads the family to pursue nonfinancial goals to the benefit of nonfamily stakeholders. We also discuss reinforcing feedback loops in these processes.

  • 12857.
    Zellweger, Thomas
    et al.
    University of St Gallen.
    Nason, Robert
    Babson College.
    Nordqvist, Mattias
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, ESOL (Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Organization, Leadership).
    From Longevity of Firms to Transgenerational Entrepreneurship of Families: Introducing Family Entrepreneurial Orientation2012In: Family Business Review, ISSN 0894-4865, E-ISSN 1741-6248, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 136-155Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Whereas existing research on the longevity of family firms has focused on the survival of firms, this article investigates transgenerational entrepreneurship of families. By building on the transgenerational entrepreneurship research framework, the authors argue that by shifting from firm to family level of analysis, one gains a deeper understanding of family firms’ ability to create value across generations. The authors find evidence for their argument in that such a level shift reveals extended entrepreneurial activity, which is missed when focusing exclusively on the firm level. The study introduces and empirically explores the construct of family entrepreneurial orientation, which may serve as an antecedent to transgenerational value creation by families.

  • 12858. Zellweger, Thomas
    et al.
    Nordqvist, Mattias
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
    Nason, Robert
    Why do firms strive for non-pecuniary performance outcomes?2008In: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12859.
    Zemoi, Jonas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Spillover effects of Multinational Enterprises on domestic firms productivity2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

     

    Since the 1990s and the Swedish membership in the European Union in 1995, the presence of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) has increased radically in the Swedish economy. The objective with this study is to analyze MNEs effects in different regions within the Swedish manufacturing industry in terms of productivity. Is a region with more MNEs, more pro-ductive than a region with a lower share of MNEs? The theory claims that productivity spillovers of MNEs occurs through three channels namely, via R&D, increased competi-tion and transmission of technology. By observing 81 regions which consists of all 290 municipals in Sweden and taking the average value of productivity and the explanatory variables trough 1997-2004, a cross-sectional analysis is conducted. The results evidently showed signs of productivity spillovers of MNEs on local firms in the manufacturing in-dustry. Findings suggest that (1) a regions with higher share of MNEs did face a higher re-gional productivity. However the spillovers was not successfully absorbed by regions with a industry structure that was not dominated by a the manufacturing industry. (2) Larger re-gions, in terms of population, tend to show a lower productivity level compared to the av-erage levels of the rest of the regions, since their structure was dominated by the service sector. (3) Regions with small technological difference compared to the MNEs, tends to hold the skills and knowledge needed to efficiently exploit the productivity spillovers, hence MNEs influence on regional productivity was greater in these regions than regions with a lower level of technical capability.

     

  • 12860.
    Zemoi, Jonas
    et al.
    Jönköping University. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Cardona Cervantes, Gabriel
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Economic Diversification in The United Arab Emirates: Is the economy leaving its oil dependency?2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As the public becomes more concerned with the natural environment, one of the major topics discussed is the oil. Since there is no true source of knowledge how long the oil can continue to be extracted, it is interesting to know how long the world can benefit from such as scarce resource. Instead of idly watching as oil production decreases with time, which pre-measures could be taken in order to minimize a negative impact on an economy? The UAE is a thriving oil rich countries which for the past 30 years have experienced a vast oil wealth. Even though the oil gave wealth to the UAE, they should avoid any future oil dependency since it could negatively affect its now flourishing economy. Therefore, for the UAE to continue growing in the future it is in the best interest for the government to focus on a diversifying strategy that promotes the non-oil economy. By referring to concepts and theories of previous research in this field such as the Solow growth model, Resource curse and Dutch disease the authors find that the UAE had managed to diversify or not. Three sectors in different periods between 1970 and 2007 were measured: The oil sector, the non-oil sector and the government sector. Diversification changes means a decreasing dependency of the oil sector to the non-oil sector while the latter instead depends more on the government sector. Using British Petroleum (2008) and United Nations (2008) as sources, data was collected in order to draw a time-series regression analysis and test empirically for these diversification trends. The results for all periods confirmed that the UAE have indeed diversified and it could thus be observed that it started its successful strategy already in the 1970s. With the right government policy investments and the stability in the union, the UAE prevented from becoming dependent on oil and thereby not crowding out its important non-oil economy.

  • 12861.
    Zeng, Zhaocheng E.
    et al.
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
    Honig, Benson
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
    How should entrepreneurship be taught to students with diverse experience? A set of conceptual models of entrepreneurship education2016In: Models of start-up thinking and action: Theoretical, empirical and pedagogical approaches / [ed] Jerome A. Katz , Andrew C. Corbett, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016, p. 237-282Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Entrepreneurship education has been largely treated as a pedagogical "black box." Despite the emergence of popular entrepreneurship models such as business planning, the lean startup, or business model canvas, neither theoretical nor pedagogical foundations are typically evident. This limits the accumulation of useful evidence that could inform better teaching practices. In this chapter, we develop a set of conceptual models anchored in learning theory regarding how entrepreneurship education should be taught to students. These conceptual models are built on the techniques of entrepreneurship pedagogy such as experiential education. They are developed for three groups of students: students without any, entrepreneurship experience, students with previous entrepreneurship experience, and students who are currently running their start-ups. A set of potential variables that could be used for course evaluation purposes is also included. The proposed models meet the needs of students with different levels of entrepreneurship experience. Theoretically, we demonstrate that entrepreneurship students should not be treated as a homogeneous group, as they have different levels of startup experience and different educational needs. Lecturers of entrepreneurship programs could choose the suitable model proposed in this chapter in teaching based on the characteristics of their students. The chapter provides novel insights with regard to how entrepreneurship programs should be designed for students with different levels of entrepreneurship experience.

  • 12862.
    Zeng, Zhaocheng
    et al.
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
    Honig, Benson
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
    A study of living wage effects on employees' performance-related attitudes and behaviour2017In: Canadian Journal of the Administrative Sciences, ISSN 0825-0383, E-ISSN 1936-4490, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 19-32Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the surge of interest in living wage research, most studies pay little attention to the effect of living wages on employee attitudes and behaviour. We examine the differences between living wage and minimum wage workers on three attitudinal and behavioural outcomes: affective commitment, organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB), and turnover intention. We also examine the effects of training and benefits on the three outcomes. Results show that living wage workers have higher affective commitment and lower turnover intention. Training and benefits also improve workers' attitudinal and behavioural outcomes variously.

  • 12863.
    Zerai, Nathalie
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Boksamtalets betydelse för elevers läsförståelse: En kvalitataiv studie av hur lärare i förskoleklass och årskurs 1-3 arbetar med boksamtal för att främja elevers läsförståelse2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12864.
    Zetterlund, Ellen
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Theander, Anna
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    An exploratory study of the current state of human capital reporting in Swedish state-owned enterprises: With reference to integrated reporting2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background:      Employees are often regarded as the firm’s most valuable resource, despite, there are not yet a common accepted approach for how to account for those. Nowadays, businesses tend to report about their human capital by including voluntary disclosures in the year end reports. Thus, the more recent problem stems in what to include and how to display it, to assist corporations, networks of business practitioners, NGOs, academics and governments have developed frameworks for sustainability reporting namely, the Global reporting initiative (GRI) and the International integrated reporting council (IIRC). Research within the field of human capital disclosures is nothing new, yet few researchers have turned their eye toward the context of state-owned enterprises.

     

    Purpose:             The purpose of this paper is to get an insight in how Swedish state-owned companies disclose about human resources in their year-end corporate reports. Furthermore, this thesis aims to map potential patterns and dissimilarities in respect to size, sector and report format, especially if  integrated reporting has an influence on what type and number of disclosures made by the company

     

    Method:              This study is exploratory in terms and uses a content analysis with a disclosure index to collect the data. The disclosure index was partly based on previous literature, and the GRI framework but also recognized information during the data-collection process. The data used was secondary and obtained from corporate annual reports that was collected from the company websites.

     

    Conclusion:        The results show that the SOEs tend to disclose more about the welfare of the employees than employee contribution to the value creation process of the company. Furthermore, integrated reporters showed a no tendency to report in a larger extent than other entities. The study shows that corporate size, in terms of number of employees, influence the extent of disclosure. Thus, the larger company, the higher amount of disclosures. There were also found differences of reporting among sectors, where companies particularly exposed with a high-risk work environment tended to disclose more information.

  • 12865.
    Zettervall, Susanne
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, School Based Research and Professional Development.
    Landh, Elisabet
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, School Based Research and Professional Development.
    På spaning efter delaktighet: En fallstudie om barns delaktighet i förskoleklass och på fritidshem.2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Delaktighet är ett begrepp som är av stor betydelse i den dagliga verksamheten i skolan. Det är viktigt att få tillhöra och vara del av en kontext. Syftet med denna fallstudie är att upptäcka och förstå hur pedagoger erbjuder barn delaktighet i förskoleklass och på fritidshem. Studien utgår ifrån ett sociokulturellt perspektiv på lärande och har en etnografisk ansats. Metoder som använts är videoobservationer samt intervjusamtal med barn för att synliggöra hur pedagoger erbjuder delaktighet för att främja lärande. Resultatet visar att delaktighet förekommer till stor del och att det gäller att synliggöra och sätta ord på det som sker. Barn som hittat strategier agerar pedagogiska ledare i en arbetsuppgift eller ett legobygge och får med sig de barn som ännu inte funnit dessa strategier. På detta sätt kan pedagoger använda barns sociala kompetens i olika lärandesituationer. Genom att pedagoger är lyhörda för barnens behov och använder miljön för att skapa en kontext där varje barn får känna sig viktig för någon möjliggörs delaktighet. Vår slutsats är att pedagogers kompetens och engagemang är viktigt för att barn ska få möjlighet att vara delaktiga och kunna delta på egna villkor, oavsett behov. Men även ickeverbal kommunikation och kunskap om betydelsen av kamrater, den fysiska miljön och grupprocesser möjliggör delaktighet. Genom att pedagoger använder den kunskapen kan delaktighet möjliggöras på ett mer medvetet sätt.

  • 12866.
    Zhan, RongHao
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CeLS).
    Time-based process mapping based on a case study of IKEA’s appliances’ transit2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This research will focus on how applied the Time-based process mapping applied into the practical case. By comparing the difference between traditional process mapping tools and Time-based process map(TBPM), this research find out which kind of company and situation is suitable for TBPM and the reasons why the TBPM is suitable for this situation. The major research happens at IKEA’s DC terminal in Torsvik, Jönköping, Sweden. The holistic process will be mentioned in the beginning of the research, in order to better understand the current state in IKEA’s distribution centrel. 

  • 12867.
    Zhang, Xiaole
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Gu, Peixin
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    On the Relationship between CSR and Financial Performance: An empirical study of US firms2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Corporations  care  more  and  more  about  their social  responsible  performance,  and  this stands to reason. Conscience, business ethics and pressure of public opinion are playing important  roles. Furthermore,  some  evidence  shows that  better  CSR  performance  may bring the financial performance of a corporation to a higher stage. The purpose of this study  is  to  investigate  the  relationship  between  corporate  social  responsibility  (CSR) and corporate financial performance (CFP). Drawing on the triple bottom line principle and the stakeholder theory, we divided the stakeholders that corporations should take re-sponsibility  for  into  seven  categories: shareholders,  employees,  customers,  suppliers, creditors, community and environment (natural environment).  We  used  a quantitative  method  to  conduct the empirical  study. The  empirical  study  is based  on  samples  of 95 US  listed  firms.  We  have  used  seven CSR  indicators  as  inde-pendent variables and the CFP index as dependent variable. The independent variables concern CSR performance on shareholders, customers, suppliers, creditors, employees, community  and  environment.  SPSS  software  was  used  as  a  help for investigating  the correlation  between  the  dependent  variable  and  each  independent  variables.  We  run  a multi-index  regression  using  the  indexes  we  calculated  or  got  directly  from  databases. There is a significant positive short-term relationship between CSR for employees and CFP and a significant negative short-term relationship between CSR for community and CFP. Our  main  results  show  that the  seven  groups  of  stakeholders  (including  environ-ment) can be divided into three groups: fast responders, long term responders, and occa-sional supporter.

  • 12868.
    Zhang, xiaotong
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Shan, kun
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Influential Factors on Purchase Intention Of Video Game Products2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12869.
    Zhang, Xinwei
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Kahin, Abdi
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    The impact of financial crisis on Islamic banks and Conventional banks2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The following thesis aims to uncover the effects of financial crisis of 2007-2008 on both Islamic banks and Conventional banks by looking at profitability, efficiency, liquidity, and capital adequacy. 28 Conventional banks and 19 Islamic banks across a sample of six countries Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Malaysia have been considered. Two analysis methods, namely financial ratios analysis and panel data regression method for Z-score model have been used in order to have a comparative analysis for the impact of financial crisis on the performance of two type of banks during a four-year period 2007- 2010. The main findings of this thesis indicates that both of the Islamic bank and the Conventional bank have been affected by global financial crisis to some extent. The t-test suggests that the Islamic bank is more profitable during the post-crisis period compared to the Conventional bank and has higher liquidity. On the other hand, conventional banks are more leveraged than Islamic banks. Moreover, by using the Z-score to evaluate the stability of banks, the regression result shows that the Islamic bank performed better during the 2007-2008 financial crisis compared to the Conventional bank.

  • 12870.
    Zhao, Guosheng
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    CSR and its Impact on Consumer Behavior: A Study of the Cosmetic Industry2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Problem: CSR appears frequently in various kinds of reports of different corporations. However, managers are confused about how to practice CSR strategically. Little is known about consumers’ awareness of CSR and how consumers react toward socially responsible corporations and their products. The cosmetic industry has been criticized a lot on CSR because of unethical and unsustainable business activities. Renowned companies in the cosmetic industry are working on different CSR initiatives, but no single study has been done on CSR and its impact on consumer behavior in the cosmetic industry. It is of critical importance to investigate consumers’ awareness of CSR, and to explore consumers’ attitudes and tendency of purchase behavior toward CSR in the cosmetic industry.

    Purpose: The purpose of the thesis is to investigate consumers’ awareness of CSR in the cosmetic industry and channels consumers get CSR information from. Furthermore, the aim is to investigate consumers’ attitudes on different CSR activities and how consumers’ purchasing behaviors are affected by these CSR activities.

    Theoretical perspective: The study combines stakeholder theory with theory on CSR’s impact on consumers’ attitudes and behavior. It refers to consumers as one important stakeholder group for a corporation.

    Method: A quantitative method is used in the study. Primary data of consumers’ awareness of CSR, consumers’ attitudes and tendency of purchasing behavior were collected through an online questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire were analyzed and interpreted.

    Conclusions: Consumers get CSR information of the cosmetic industry from different channels. Consumers’ CSR information about the cosmetic industry is between “poor” and “average”. They expect cosmetic companies to communicate more about CSR with the public. CSR is not an important factor that influences consumers’ purchase decision. However, consumers are willing to pay more for cosmetic products made in socially responsible ways. Consumers believe it is important that cosmetic companies fulfill their legal and ethical responsibilities, but they do not ask cosmetic companies to be philanthropically responsible.

  • 12871.
    ZHAO, QIAN
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
    ZHOU, BOWEN
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
    Application of Lean Focus onManufacturing Process: A Case Study of an American Furniture Company2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: To improvement the target company’s manufacturing process by applyinglean principles, including using and analyzing the internal value stream mapping. Asmore and more companies have paid attention to implement lean thinking in theirmanufacturing process, the value stream mapping played an important role for manycompanies to make a transition from their traditional production systems to lean systems.The content and resources of this master thesis come from an American furniturecompany named KAMA which mainly produces office furniture with different components.Although there are various types of products, the authors merely focus on the officechair products. This research is an attempt to understand and analyze the problemsin the production flow on the example of KAMA’s office chair products that includesPH product family as the target research part.Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to investigate, analyze and find out solutionsfor waste-related problems in the office chair manufacturing flow of KAMA.Method: A single case study will be applied in this study paper. Data should be collectedfrom telephone interviews with company’s managements, the studying ofKAMA’s internal documentation and the secondary data from lean project report collectedby Consultant EIMI. In order to improve the production process, the valuestream mapping method will be applied to build the current value state map of CompanyKAMA and identify the potential wastes during the manufacturing process, andthen analyze and give the solutions for future improvement. Additional, other methodsincluding the order penetration point analysis, make-to-stock theory, and the CONWIPanalysis have been subsequently applied in designing a draft of the future state map.Conclusion: From the constructed current value stream mapping of KAMA officechair manufacturing process, it can be found that the most essential wastes are overproduction,waiting, unnecessary inventory and unnecessary movement. In addition, theimproper workstation arrangement and unnecessary waiting time have been identified asthe critical wasting reasons. Thus, any solutions to reduce or eliminate the identifiedwastes have been considered and would be given in the future state. In order to improvethe efficiency and reduce the unnecessary movements, adopting the appropriate cellularlayout in the mechanical workshop is quite beneficial. The mentioned methods to reducewastes have been summarized in the draft of the future state map of the company.The main benefits of the proposed future state value stream mapping are faster and accurateorder fulfillment process, reduction of unnecessary movements in workshop, lowinventory, high productivity and reduced costs in the flow of KAMA’s manufacturingprocess.

  • 12872.
    Zheng, Guo
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Determinants of FDI inflows to CEE countries: In comparison to EU-152015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12873.
    Zheng, Ruoxi
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Jiang, Nan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Cross-border acquisitions in Chinese manufacturing industry: An institutional perspective2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Cross-border acquisitions as effective strategic choicesare used widely to enhance competitive advantages inChinese enterprises in manufacturing industry. The decisionmaking is influenced by certain institutions under theuniqueness of Chinese socialism system. This study investigatesthe influence of institutions towards the decisionmaking of cross-border acquisitions.

    The study aims to build a conceptual model to identifythe major regulative institutions and how they are influencingthe decision making of cross-border acquisitionsin Chinese manufacturing industry.

    The study conducts a case study on Lenovo and Geelybased on secondary data to investigate the influence ofregulative institutions on cross-border acquisitions.

    The decision making of cross-border acquisitions inmanufacturing enterprises is influenced by regulative institutionsfrom international and national level which presentedin three ways. First, the supportive regulation institutionscreate a favorable environment for cross-borderacquisitions. Second, government promotes cross-borderacquisitions by using policy as guidance. Third, the imperfectof the legal system impede the organizationsprogress.

  • 12874.
    Zheng, Wei
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Oil Price and Economic Growth: Evidence of China2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12875.
    Zhong, Lijing
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    The Role of Content in Facilitating Social Media Engagement with Consumers in China: - A study on foreign fashion brands on Sina Weibo2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12876.
    Zhou, Chao
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Information Engineering.
    Zhang, Dong
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Adoption of COBIT5 and ITIL in Small and Medium Size Enterprises in China2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates the adoption of COBIT5 and ITIL used as the frameworks for IT governance (ITG) in Chinese Small and Medium Size Enterprises(SMEs). With the implementation of IT governance, the IT will be fully used to promote the core business of the enterprise and the risk and investments of IT will be balanced.

    To achieve the purpose of this thesis, questionnaire and mail survey are used as the method for research. We received 140 responds from the Chinese SMEs and these data are used to analysis and the results are used to answer the research questions.

    As a result shows that , ITIL is more adopted by Chinese SMEs since its solution gets from the best practice and easier to apply than COBIT. In addition, the author generate suggestion for Chinese SMEs and hope these suggestions will improve the IT governance work in those companies.

  • 12877.
    Zhou, Haoyong
    et al.
    Keele Management School, Staffordshire, UK.
    He, Fan
    Department of Finance, School of Business, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, United States.
    Wang, Yangbo
    SKK Graduate School of Business, Seoul, South Korea.
    Did family firms perform better during the financial crisis?: New insights from the S&P 500 firms2017In: Global Finance Journal, ISSN 1044-0283, E-ISSN 1873-5665, Vol. 33, p. 88-103Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper provides new evidence on whether family firms performed better during the global financial crisis (2008–2010). Using the dataset of the S&P 500 nonfinancial firms during the period 2006–2010, we find that family firms outperformed nonfamily firms during the crisis. Among family firms, the ones that contributed to the outperformance were those where the founder was still present. We also find that during the global financial crisis, founder firms invested significantly less and had better access to the credit market than nonfamily firms. Our analysis suggests that the superior performance of founder firms is largely caused by their having less incentive to overinvest in order to boost short-term earnings during the crisis. 

  • 12878.
    Zhou, Lili
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Internationalize Mergers and Acquisitions2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As globalization processes, an increasing number of companies use mergers and acquisitions as a tool to achieve company growth in the international business world. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the process of an international M&A and analyze the factors leading to success.

    The research started with reviewing different academic theory. The important aspects in both pre-M&A phase and post-M&A phase have been studied in depth. Because of the complexity in international M&A, a qualitative method has been used in the research. The empirical findings of the case study have mainly been collected from.semi-structured interviews.

    The investigation shows that an international M&A is a tried-and-tested process from initial identification to integration. The process can be summarized into five steps: identification, evaluation, negotiation, implementation and integration. The important factors contributing to the success of international M&As are found to be corporate selection capability, cultural differences, human resources and communication.

  • 12879.
    Zhou, Shoujin
    et al.
    Peking University, China.
    Caccamo, Marta
    University of International Business and Economics, China.
    Review And Revision: Theory And Practice of Corporate Philanthropy in China2013In: Journal of International Business Ethics, ISSN 1940-1485, Vol. 6, no 1/2, p. 42-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Corporate philanthropy has played an indispensable role in public welfare areas 1 in China since its emergence in the 1990s. As an "emerging philanthropic market" (Michon & Tandon, 2012) where entrepreneurship or corporate citizenship is still to be entrenched in the society, the progress of corporate philanthropy in China is crucial for cultivating the philanthropic spirit of society and fostering the growth of civil society. Therefore, it is worthwhile to pay more attention and make more investigation into the theory and practice of corporate philanthropy in China (Lu, 2002; Ge, 2007). The present paper aims to make a general review of the state of this particular area and to discuss potential ways to optimize current frameworks.

  • 12880.
    Zhou, Taoyuan
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Liu, Huarong
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Empirical study on CAPM on China stock market2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12881.
    Zhu, Li
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Xu, Dan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Marketing Strategic Change in Expansionof Disneyland: Cases Study of Disneyland's Overseas Expansion in Shanghai2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Problem: The international theme park industry is growing but is also facing a series of bottleneck problems. Disneyland as one of the most famous theme parks, is trying to expand its kingdom to China. With the success and failure of the three previous oversea Disneyland, marketing strategic changes are becoming crucial and critical in the expansion of theme parks. Recognizing the elements that lead to strategic changes and generate proper strategies are preconditions of any successful expansion of theme parks, especially to Shanghai Disneyland

    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to identify the main factors affecting Shanghai Disneyland’s marketing strategic changes. Through the empirical study, we are going to describe the strategic changes made in all oversea Disneyland and try to identify “the main drivers and motivations of strategic change for the future Shanghai Disneyland”.

    Method: In this thesis we have adopted the case study approach. Disneyland is one of the most famous theme parks over the world. The data was collected with the help of open ended interviews from high-level managers to ordinary employees in different Disneyland.

    Results: Disneyland is a successful example in its efforts to expand overseas. However, Paris Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland are not as profitable as expected. In the year 2012, Shanghai Disneyland is going to open. Based on the analysis of strategic changes Disney made in Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai, authors will get the main drivers and motivations for these strategic changes.

  • 12882.
    Ziehensack, Jonas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Stina, Tommila
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Bug Appétit!: A qualitative research of purchase intentions towards insect-based products.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: A significant increase in the global food demand is expected to occur in the near future. Since the currently implied food system will not be able to meet this demand without impacting the environment negatively, it is crucial to consider alternative ways of producing food. Entomophagy thereby presents an approach that could be deployed to meet the future demand in an environmental and sustainable way. However, whereas multiple studies investigate consumers’ acceptance of insect-based products, little is known about their purchase intentions.

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the underlying factors affecting Swedish university-attending Generation Y consumers’ purchase intentions towards insect-based products. In order to fulfill the purpose of this study, two research questions have been developed. Thereby, the Theory of Planned Behavior was chosen as a theoretical framework.

    Method: The research philosophy of this study adopted elements of both constructionism and interpretivism. Further, this study applied an abductive approach and a qualitative research design with an exploratory purpose. A total of three focus groups were conducted in order to explore purchase intentions towards insect-based products. In addition, a taste test was incorporated in each focus group to explore the participants’ reactions when given the opportunity to try an insect-based product. To adequately reach the selected target population, a combination of a self-selection sampling technique and a convenience sampling technique was employed. Lastly, a content analysis following a directed approach was applied in order to properly analyze the collected data.

    Conclusion: The empirical findings of this study suggest that eleven factors are contributing to the target populations’ purchase intentions towards insect-based products. Thereby, ten of these factors are connected to the components of attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control of the theoretical framework whereas the remaining factor was not categorized within these components. Regarding the conducted taste test, it was found that the large majority of the participants were willing to try. Further, the taste test showed that all participants followed their initial intentions.

  • 12883.
    Zienau, Charlotta
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    What Determines a Region’s Capacity to Integrate Refugees?: A Study of the Swedish Municipalities’ Characteristics and their Relationship with Integration2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The current refugee crisis has affected many European countries, not least Sweden with the highest number of asylum applications per capita. The crisis has brought an intense discussion on how refugees should be allocated, both across the EU member states and on a sub-national level, and it has undoubtedly put current dispersion policies on trial. Through a study of Sweden’s 290 municipalities, this thesis aims to identify certain characteristics of a host region that facilitates integration, in order to see whether current dispersion policies are optimal, and if not, how they could be altered. Through simple and multiple OLS regressions certain characteristics have shown a clear relationship with integration (positive or negative), while some have been deemed irrelevant. As dispersion policies suggest, a larger population seems to facilitate integration. Also labor market conditions are as expected important, but it seems that the situation for youths is more relevant than the general condition. Finally, it seems as though an ethnically fractionalized population facilitates integration, although the process is aggravated as the refugee influx increases. As surprisingly little research has been conducted on this field, this thesis has only laid the foundation for the topic and further research is necessary. Still, the research has induced some doubts regarding the optimality of current dispersion policies, and this thesis suggests that additional factors should be taken into consideration when dispersion policies are elaborated.

  • 12884.
    Zingmark, Amanda
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Karlsson, Matilda
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Omorganisation och psykosocial arbetsmiljö: En intervjustudie av sex manliga mellanchefer i ett svenskt företag2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12885.
    Zinn, Marian
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Johansson, Helen
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Student Recruitment for the Mobile Generation: An Exploratory Study of Mobile Marketing Practices in the International Higher Education Industry2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: In an increasingly market-driven and global higher education industry, characterized by growing international competition and the emergence of disruptive mobile technologies, higher education institutions (HEIs) are challenged to adopt innovative ways of marketing for student recruitment to sustain student enrollment numbers. Within this new landscape the concept of mobile marketing for student recruitment has become an important issue for HEIs. Mobile devices are playing an increasingly significant role in the decision-making process of potential students and this trend has created the need to adopt new forms of marketing through mobile devices to stay relevant with a new mobile generation of students.

    Purpose: Despite the growing significance of mobile marketing for HEIs, little is still known about the phenomenon of mobile marketing for student recruitment within a higher education setting. Hence, the purpose of this thesis was to fill this knowledge gap by exploring how and why mobile marketing can be used during the student recruitment process from the perspective of education-marketing practitioners.

    Method: The research gap addressed in this thesis called for existing mobile marketing concepts to be introduced to the field of higher education marketing. Hence, in alignment with abductive reasoning, the starting point of the research was the creation of a theoretical framework that integrates theory on mobile marketing tools with the student recruitment process. Subsequently, through a collective case study design, exploratory qualitative research was undertaken amongst ten universities and four education-marketing agencies to learn about exemplary cases of mobile marketing practice in HEIs. Empirical data was collected from semi-structured interviews with 16 informants, as well as relevant documents to gain a rich understanding of the phenomenon of mobile marketing for recruiting new students.

    Results & Contribution: This thesis extends the higher education marketing literature by making a first contribution towards conceptualising mobile marketing for student recruitment. The empirical study revealed ten major categories of mobile student recruitment tactics to engage with potential students on mobile devices, and provides new insights on how and for what purpose these tools can be used to recruit new students. Furthermore, a conceptual model of mobile marketing for student recruitment was developed, which helps to understand how mobile marketing can be applied to the student recruitment process. The study is particularly relevant for education marketers, as it provides practitioners with new knowledge about the opportunities presented by mobile marketing channels to communicate with their main target audience. Specifically, the study provides empirical evidence of mobile marketing practices in the industry and a set of specific recommendations. Additionally, the new model may provide a framework for developing a mobile recruitment strategy for HEIs.

  • 12886.
    Zolobova, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Björk, Helena
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Sysoeva, Anastasia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Rise of a Global Start-Up: A Study of the Internationalization Process of a Born Global Firm2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    This study explores the internationalization pathway of the Born Global, The Company, when entering the Mexican market.

    Background

    Companies have recently started realizing the importance of “being green” for their customers. Market demand shifts towards more natural and renewable materials that can prevent damage and enhance the well-being of individuals and societies.  Therefore, the market for biodegradable materials is growing and is full of possibilities. Today, many additives suppliers operate globally. Born Global firms stand out with their approach to the internationalization process. It is interesting to find out the uniqueness of the Born Global firm’s internationalization pathway, their motivation and behavior.

    Method 

    Qualitative data was collected through two in-depth semi-structured interviews with two top management team members of The Company behind the case study. Before the two main interviews, 4 pre-interviews took place, which helped the authors to become familiar with the environment and operations of the company.  This data was complemented with secondary data obtained though literature reviews.  

    Conclusion

    The authors were able to find several gaps in the Integrative Model of Small Firms Internationalization, by Bell et al. (2003). Firstly, they found that not all Born Global firms have a Home market to return to. Secondly, it was clear that the model was too rigid in its segmentation of types of Born Global firms. According to the research done by the authors, a firm can act as both an innovator and adopter, as a “Knowledge-intensive” and “Knowledge-based” firm, and can target both a niche and a mass market simultaneously.

  • 12887.
    Zolotareva, Evgeniya
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Korotina, Anastasija
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Using Online Surveys to Improve Customer Loyalty2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12888.
    Zopf, Maria
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work.
    Anna, Engl
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work.
    Arbetsförhållanden inom Socialtjänsten: Experters resonemang kring New Public Management, i relation till barn- och unga enheter2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12889.
    Zou, Delong
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Post 80s employees' perceptions of typical Japanese business culture2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12890.
    Zubic, Mirela
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work.
    Stanic, Matea
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work.
    Eftervård för ungdomar på särskilda ungdomhem: En kvalitativ studie av vad som utmärker socialsekreterares eftervårdsarbete2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this study the aim is to create an understanding of what characterizes social workers measures in leaving care for young people in secure units. The study uses semi-structured interviews as a qualitative data collection method where social workers shared their experiences of working with leaving care for young people in secure units. Based on the interviews, our analysis found three themes that describe what characterize social workers’ work. The themes are: Maintain young people’s achievements, Resistance in leaving care and Expectations for young people’s future. What kind of measures the social workers provided along with what they experienced benefited or hindered their work has been analyzed on the basis of resilience and street-level bureaucracy. With the support of these theoretical perspectives housing, employment, treatment and social network was found to be a part of the social workers’ measures to promote young people’s chances for an independent living. It was also found that social workers experiences resistance from young people and how they worked with these setbacks. The study also highlights how the social workers’ strived to integrate young people back into society.

  • 12891.
    Zukauskaite, Elena
    et al.
    CIRCLE, Lund University.
    Moodysson, Jerker
    CIRCLE, Lund University.
    Multiple paths of development: knowledge bases and institutional characteristics of the Swedish food sector2016In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 589-606Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to explore the relation between the critical knowledge base of firms and how firms respond to incentives embedded in the institutional framework surrounding them. The analysis gives us a better understanding of the complex development of the food sector in Southern Sweden in the past decades. Theoretically, the paper combines concepts of path dependency and knowledge bases, and applies this framework to a set of development trajectories of firms in the Scanian food sector. Three development paths are identifiedpath extension, path renewal and new path creation. Findings illustrate that these are rooted in different knowledge base combinations of firms, which make them respond differently to similar place- and sector-specific institutional conditions.

  • 12892.
    Zukauskaite, Elena
    et al.
    CIRCLE, Lund University.
    Moodysson, Jerker
    CIRCLE, Lund University.
    Multiple paths of development: Knowledge bases and institutional characteristics of the Swedish food sector2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to explain the complex development of the food sector in Southern Sweden in the past decades, focusing on the relation between institutions and innovation practices and taking into account the diversity of actors composing the sector. The paper develops a theoretical framework combining concepts of path dependency and knowledge bases, and applies it empirically. The three paths identified in the paper resemble path development via radical change, incremental change and diversification.

  • 12893.
    Zutautaite, Irma
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Granlund, Sara
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Greenwashing and Codes of Conduct: Actions vs. Claims2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Greenwashing is a constantly growing phenomenon which is known to be an issue created by deceiving marketing strategies. The field of CSR is constantly ex- panding and greenwashing is one of the relatively new and very current issue in today’s society. Therefore the awareness of the issue need to be there for the public to be able to make more informed active decisions.

    Purpose: This thesis aim to shed light on the current day issue that is greenwashing and its connection to some of the most successful and fastest growing multinational compa- nies within the clothing and retail industry.

    Method: The thesis is based on a qualitative research approach with consist multiple case study of six multinational clothing and retail companies. The data has been collect- ed through website observations, news articles, media and through a questionnaire based on greenwashing awareness, which was analysed through a interlaced case com- parison.

    Conclusion: The observation made of six well known clothing brands showed the ex- istence of common trend of companies using a long and complicated way to implement their codes of conduct and therefore making the issue of greenwashing existent. Obvi- ously, this problem has a huge impact on any company’s stakeholders and the actual problem and controversy of this topic is how one could make rational and aware deci- sions if the essential information is difficult to access. Until this issue is highlighted in a public matter, people will stay unaware and inactive to find the information needed to make informed decisions.

  • 12894.
    Zvolánková, Eliška
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and communication science.
    Global journalism in the Czech Republic: A mixed-methods study of awareness and presence of global journalism in Czech mediascape2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to explain the concept of global journalism and to describe its presence in the Czech Republic. The development of journalism in the last years, which is connected to globalisation and digitalisation of media, and various global journalism theo-ries are introduced first to give the theoretical background. Then Peter Berglez's theory of global journalism is accepted as the main one for this work and it is described into greater details, including strong and weak points, criticism, problems and challenges. That is the core of the theoretical part of this work. The history and media of the Czech Republic are shortly addressed before the actual research. That is done with the help of mixed methods – quantitative surveys and content analyses and qualitative interviews – to answer four research questions: the awareness about the existence of global journalism, opinions about it, the influence of education and the presence of global journalism in Czech media.

  • 12895.
    Zwettler, Emelie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Ljungberg, Johanna
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Männsklighetens framtid: Elevers uppfattningar om förutsättningar för männiksans överlevnad2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att beskriva hur fritidshemselever ser på förutsättningarna för mänsklighetens framtid. Då ekosystemtjänster har en viktig roll i människans framtida överlevnad, är frågeställningar således: Vad uppfattar eleverna som nödvändigt för människans överlevnad? Vilka ekosystemtjänster uppfattar eleverna som centrala för människans överlevnad?

    Studien bygger på data insamlade från sju fritidshemselever i årskurs fyra. Data har samlats in genom fotografier som eleverna tagit samt gruppintervjuer som har sin utgångspunkt i elevernas fotografier. Resultatet har analyserats dels utifrån Costanzas et al. (1997) kategorisering av ekosystemtjänster och dels med en fenomenografisk ansats utifrån våra frågeställningar.

    Resultatet indikerar bland annat att eleverna inte ser samband mellan människans överlevnad och beroendet av naturtillgångar samt ekosystemtjänster. Dessutom visar resultatet att eleverna uppfattar familj och boende som mer betydelsefulla för människans överlevnad än vissa naturtillgångar, exempelvis solen. Trots att frågeställningarna berör människans överlevnad talar eleverna främst utifrån ett vi-perspektiv där de ofta utgår endast från sig själva och sin närmiljö. 

  • 12896. Zygaki, Ioanna
    et al.
    Rosskamp, Kevin
    A study of GARCH and EVT approaches in modeling Value-at-Risk of Nordic equity markets2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12897. Álvarez, R
    et al.
    Andersson, Martin
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Bellone, F
    Brandt, L
    Castellani, D
    Damijan, J P
    Fariñas, J C
    Fernandes, A
    Fryges, H
    Görg, H
    Greenaway, D
    Wagner, J
    Johansson, Sara
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Understanding Cross-Country Differences in Exporter Premia: Comparable Evidence for 14 Countries2008In: Review of World Economics, ISSN 1610-2878, E-ISSN 1610-2886, Vol. 144, no 4, p. 596-635Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12898. Álvarez, Roberto
    et al.
    Andersson, Martin
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Bellone, Flora
    Brandt, Loren
    Castellani, Davide
    Damijan, Joze P.
    Fariñas, Jose C.
    Fernandes, Ana M.
    Fryges, Helmut
    Görg, Holger
    Greenaway, David
    Exports and productivity: comparable evidence for 14 countries2007Report (Other academic)
  • 12899.
    Ärleskog, Caroline
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work.
    Brukarinflytandets komplexitet: En kvalitativ studie om brukarinflytande i förbättringsarbete inom kommunal omsorg2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med undersökningen var att undersöka och utifrån ett maktteoretiskt perspektiv analysera Esthercoachers beskrivningar av och resonemang kring brukarinflytande och dess premisser i förbättringsarbete inom kommunal omsorg. För att besvara forskningsfrågorna genomfördes tolv kvalitativa intervjuer med Esthercoacher som är verksamma i sex kommuner i Jönköpings län och vars uppgift bland annat är att bedriva förbättringsarbete.

    Studien visar att förbättringsarbete inom kommunal omsorg primärt genomförs av professionella aktörer i samtliga faser. När brukare involveras sker detta generellt på professionellas villkor och i olika former av mer symbolisk tokenism i planerings- och studerandefasen. Vidare visar studien att premisserna för att tillämpa brukarinflytande i förbättringsarbete varierar mellan kontexter och påverkas av ett flertal faktorer. En sådan faktor är hur professionella och brukare förhåller sig till den hindrande diskurs som verkar inom kommunal omsorg, vilken främjar en hierarkisk relation mellan parterna. En annan central aspekt är professionellas bedömning, tolkning och kategorisering av brukarens resurser vilken påverkar möjligheterna till inflytande och ofta resulterar i att professionella agerar ombud för att möjliggöra brukarinflytande. Likaså påverkas, enligt informanterna, tillämpningen av coachens tillgång till organisatoriska resurser, vilket ofta försvårar eller helt förhindrar brukarinflytande. Sammantaget understryker studien att brukarinflytande i förbättringsarbete är ett komplext fenomen vars premisser avgörs i ett samspel mellan diskurser, resurser och kontexter.

  • 12900.
    Åberg, Karin
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, School Based Research and Professional Development.
    3O-en modell för kollektiv kompetensutveckling2014In: Modellskolan: en skola på vetenskaplig grund med forskande lärare / [ed] Tomas Kroksmark, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, 1, p. 45-62Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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