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  • 28751.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Danilovic, Mike
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management). Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Fernández Aguilar, Alfonso
    Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Flaquer Borràs, Oriol
    Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Dynamics of sourcing A. & , O., 2007, , ,: Strategic implications of outsourcing and insourcing2007In: Proceedings of the 14th International Annual EurOMA Conference- Managing Operations in an Expanding Europe, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    From a strategic manufacturing perspective, companies are facing challenges in finding a balance in what they do on their own and what their suppliers do. This balance requires some times that companies are outsourcing and sometimes insourcing activities. One conclusion is that outsourcing should be considered as a strategic decision that is not easily made by purchasing or operations departments. Many companies tend to outsource more and more of their manufacturing to specialists, which however does not mean that companies can afford to loose their competence in manufacturing. It is still essential that the companies, even though another company performs parts of the actual manufacturing, understand the special conditions for manufacturing. Otherwise they are not in a position where they can discuss product development, specification of the different tasks that they want the contractors to do, and they can certainly not make the right decisions when buying components and parts from suppliers. Outsourcing decisions also need to be strategically justifiable; outsourcing only for cost reasons is rarely successful. Outsourcing should provide other advantages in terms of improvement of competitive priorities. For different reasons, it may also end up in a situation where the company needs to insource previously outsourced activities.

  • 28752.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management. Produktionssystem.
    Jackson, Mats
    PPD, MdH.
    Manufacturing competition through the Factory-in-a-Box concept2007In: Proceedings of the 18th Annual POM Conference, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Today’s business environment is dominated by change and uncertainty, and global competition is diminishing defined markets. Manufacturing success and survival are becoming more difficult to sustain and it is recognized that low cost and high quality alone are not enough to sustain firm’s competitive position in market place. Market uncertainty and frequent introductions of new products has created a growing need for responsive manufacturing systems. Thus, there is a growing demand for well-formulated and implemented manufacturing strategies which provide necessary support for developing and sustaining relevant order-winners and qualifiers, which enable rapid product realization as well as flexibility and reconfigurability within operations. The objective of this paper is to analyze and investigate flexible and reconfigurable production systems from a manufacturing strategy point of view. An ongoing research project in Sweden called Factory-in-a-Box will be presented which is one initiative in this area.

  • 28753.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Jackson, Mats
    PPD, MdH.
    Manufacturing competition through the Factory-in-a-Box concept2007In: Proceedings of the 18th Annual POM Conference, 2007Conference paper (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Today’s business environment is dominated by change and uncertainty, and global competition is diminishing defined markets. Manufacturing success and survival are becoming more difficult to sustain and it is recognized that low cost and high quality alone are not enough to sustain firm’s competitive position in market place. Market uncertainty and frequent introductions of new products has created a growing need for responsive manufacturing systems. Thus, there is a growing demand for well-formulated and implemented manufacturing strategies which provide necessary support for developing and sustaining relevant order-winners and qualifiers, which enable rapid product realization as well as flexibility and reconfigurability within operations. The objective of this paper is to analyze and investigate flexible and reconfigurable production systems from a manufacturing strategy point of view. An ongoing research project in Sweden called Factory-in-a-Box will be presented which is one initiative in this area.

  • 28754.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Johansson, Glenn
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    A lean perspective on servitization of manufacturing2011In: Proceedings of the POMS 22nd Annual Conference, Reno, April 29 - May 2, 2011., 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Servitization of manufacturing is a fairly recent approach addressed in literature. The term is recognized as the process of creating value by integrating products with services. Servitization is supposed to contribute to a sustainable society through its potential to support dematerialization, i.e. reduction of materials used in production and consumption. Key aspects of lean are resource efficiency and customer-orientation. Though lean production has gained a high degree of attention, few studies have addressed the potential relationships between lean and servitization. Servitization is however not only relevant from a sustainability perspective, but can be regarded as “the next step” to create user value. This paper aims at providing a better understanding of the relationships between lean and servitization through an analysis of literature where the lean and servitization approaches are compared and contrasted. The underlying assumption is that a lean approach might support a manufacturing organization’s transition towards a servitization organization.

  • 28755.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Johansson, Glenn
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    A Manufacturing Strategy Perspective on Lean and Green Manufacturing2009In: Proceedings of The International 3rd Swedish Production Symposium, SPS'09 / [ed] BG Rosén, The Swedish Production Academy , 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28756.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Johansson, Glenn
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Implications from introducing sustainability in manufacturing strategies2008In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual POM Conference, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increasing focus on sustainability in society forces industrial companies to consider environmental impacts resulting from their activities. Unfortunately, research within the “environmental” domain has to a high degree evolved separately from the “manufacturing” domain, leading to poor understanding regarding how to manage environmental issues in a manufacturing context. To reduce this flaw, this paper takes the starting point in a manufacturing strategy perspective and analyses implications occurring from the inclusion of environmental issues in industrial companies. The paper suggests that concern for environmental issues influence more or less all of the manufacturing strategy decision criteria. Environmental concern may e.g. affect the decision on manufacturing process choice (e.g. new product technology may require new types of manufacturing processes) or on process technology (e.g. new manufacturing equipment are needed). Therefore, the paper concludes that it is paramount to consider environmental issues when formulating and effectuating the manufacturing strategy.

  • 28757.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Muhammad, Abid
    Almgren, Bengt
    Bennett, David
    Nunes, Breno
    Sustaining local manufacturing: a longitudinal study of Swedish companies2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 28758.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Solding, Petter
    Swecast, Produktionssystem.
    Effektiv produktion på låda med Factory-in-a-Box2005In: Gjuteriet, ISSN 0017-0682, no 2, p. 14-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28759.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Stahre, Johan
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Dynamiska Automationsnivåer2008In: Gjuteriet, ISSN 0017-0682, no 1, p. 24-25Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Man måste veta varför man automatiserar och hur det kan bidra till konkurrensförmågan. Alltför låg automation ger till exempel låg prestanda och höga kostnader. En för hög automation leder bland annat till höga investeringskostnader och svårhanterliga produktionssystem. Ett lämpligt val av automationsnivå leder däremot till strategiska fördelar och konkurrenskraft.

  • 28760.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Automation Strategies: Implications on strategy process from refinement of manufacturing strategy content2008In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual POM Conference, 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Automation decisions are often based on vague ideas that it is always good to automate and thus reducing manpower. These decisions need however to be linked to company manufacturing strategies. If we study the manufacturing strategy field, we can see that these decisions give large consequences in many decision categories. Articles on manufacturing strategy content have been written by e.g. Skinner (1969), Wheelwright & Hayes (1985), Ward et al (1996), Hill (1995), and Swink & Way (1995). Hayes and Wheelwright (1984) developed the content, in terms of decision criteria, as they provided examples of decisions characteristics. This article reviews existing theory on manufacturing strategy content and highlights the implications for manufacturing strategy process when adding more decision characteristics from automation.

  • 28761.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Development Of A Manufacturing Strategy Tool Useful To SME – An Interactive Approach2013In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Production Research, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper report results from a project that deals with manufacturing strategy in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The project followed an interactive research approach in an iterative manner through four main phases. With these four phases as a foundation, four case studies were carried out. As the project evolved, it became clear that the chosen research approach played a crucial role for the achieved results, which is also what this paper focuses upon. The paper argues that through an interactive research approach, working intensively together with the companies, we have been able to develop an easy-to-use tool that the companies can use and update as needed. The companies have all increased their knowledge on manufacturing strategy as a way of improving competiveness, The research team has increased the knowledge on how manufacturing strategy can be made available and useful for SMEs, and gathered this into an easy-to-use tool, the STRATEGO-tool.

  • 28762.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Supply Chain and Operations Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design. Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
    Research Results Improve Learning and Understanding in Master Courses - The use of a manufacturing strategy tool2018In: Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 2018, Vol. 25, p. 47-54Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The analytical STRATEGO-tool has been used in total 48 project groups in master courses at Chalmers University of Technology from spring term of 2015. The project trains the students in applying theoretical tools at real organizations with a specific interest in analyzing their use of operations strategy. This paper presents the outcome from these courses and specifically discusses its usability as a pedagogic tool in different contexts, even though the intention with the tool initially was to constitute a tool for SMEs who wanted to develop their manufacturing strategies. 

  • 28763.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Lindström, Veronica
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Frohm, Jörgen
    PPU, CTH.
    Stahre, Johan
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Automation Strategies: Refinement of Manufacturing Strategy Content2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Automated manufacturing systems are regarded as highly productive, which improves company’s competitiveness. Many companies consider automation as either fully automated or entirely manual. This is never true since there is always a combination of automated and manual tasks. The delicate issue is to choose the level of automation, LoA, which is best for the purpose. When planning and implementing automated manufacturing systems, a large number of issues need to be considered. Traditional manufacturing strategy theory however treats automation as one subset of process technology decision category. In our research we have come to the conclusion that automation decisions affect much more of the company’s operation activities. Thus, there is a need for developing the manufacturing strategy field in order to embrace relevant aspects/decisions in all of the decision categories. This paper aims at bridging the gap in traditional manufacturing strategy theory and highlights the additional decisions that are necessary in order to cover automation.

    The authors suggest a decision support tool that highlights the different actions that are needed when changing the level of automation in manufacturing systems.

  • 28764.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Löfving, Malin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Production.
    Edh, Nina
    A tentative comprehensive manufacturing strategy framework adapted to the requirements in SME2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    It is well-known that small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises (SMMEs) lack resources to work actively with their manufacturing strategies. Previous frameworks and tools have shown to work fairly well, but they are too complicated for the SMMEs. This paper presents a suggestion for an easy to use tool.

  • 28765.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Stahre, Johan
    Automation strategies: Existing theory or ad hoc solutions?2005In: POM 2005 : 16th Annual Conference Proceedings of POMS: "OM frontiers: winds of change" : Chicago, April 29 - May 2, 2005 : proceedings - full length papers., 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern manufacturing systems are often semi-automated, i.e. integrating both manual and automated operations. How, and even if, automation should be realized are often ad hoc decisions and not based on structured decision making. This paper examines three approaches to automation decisions: top-down, bottom-up, and contingency. Top management initiates a top-down approach to automation of production. On the contrary, when the decision about automation stems from e.g. the operators, a bottom-up approach is applied. We propose a third way, the contingency approach, which links decisions regarding automation to manufacturing strategies and competitive priorities of the company. Making automation decisions is one of several decision areas that emerge as a consequence of choosing a certain type of production system. The paper discusses important factors for the success of different approaches. Different approaches are illustrated with examples from Swedish manufacturing industry.

  • 28766.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Stahre, Johan
    Automation strategies: Existing theory or ad hoc solutions?2007In: International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), ISSN 1368-2148, E-ISSN 1741-5195, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 98-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Automating manufacturing systems potentially improves competitiveness. Empirical studies show that the most successful result is achieved when decisions concerning automation are linked to the manufacturing strategies and competitive priorities of the company. It is suggested that automation is regarded as a separate decision group, within the manufacturing strategy content field.

  • 28767.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Stahre, Johan
    Automation Strategies: Requirements on the Strategy Process2006In: The morphology of innovative manufacturing systems: 9th CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems / [ed] P Butala; G Hlebanja, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Automation is a way to improve competitiveness. Previous studies have shown that best results of automa-tion decisions are reached if decisions are integrated in the company’s manufacturing strategy. Automation decisions comprise much more than just the very choice to automate and many aspects need to be taken into account. In this article, we describe new demands that are raised on the strategy process when automa-tion is integrated in the manufacturing strategy. Furthermore, the implementation of automation strategies calls for a number of issues to take into consideration.

  • 28768.
    Winroth, Mats
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Stahre, Johan
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Granell, Veronica
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Frohm, Jörgen
    Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
    Strategic automation: Refinement of classical manufacturing strategy2007Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Automated manufacturing systems are regarded as highly productive, thus improving company competitiveness. Many companies consider automation as either fully automated or entirely manual. Automation is however always a combination of automated and manual tasks. The problem is to choose the most appropriate level of automation at every occasion. Traditional manufacturing strategy theory treats automation as one subset of process technology decision category and thus the whole area has to be further developed. The authors suggest a new approach to automation that links strategy formulation to the different actions involved when changing the level of automation in manufacturing systems.

  • 28769.
    Winterfeldt, Laura
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Roestel, Leonie
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Employees’ perception of the digital workplace and its impact on companies: Identification of recommended actions for companies on how to overcome challenges within the field of remote working2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Thanks to the internet, cloud technologies, digital tools, and mobile devices, workers are enabled to work more digitally and overcome geographical borders. The arising digital workplace changes both, how individuals work, and the way companies operate. Despite many positive aspects, such as geographic independence, remote working entails challenges for individual employees.

    Purpose

    This thesis aims to research employees’ perception of the workplace transformation towards flexible arrangements and its impact on companies. The intention is to investigate how companies can address emerging challenges while offering home office opportunities.

    Method

    To fulfil the purpose of this exploratory research study, secondary data, in form of a literature review and primary data in form of in-depth interviews are gathered. In total, 16 semi-structured qualitative interviews from four different case companies are conducted. Open coding is used for organizing the data and preparing the analysis.

    Conclusion

    Even though the overall perception is positive, employees know, that challenges due to home office arise. Based on the findings of this thesis, a guideline with recommendations for action was developed. This generalized guideline should help firms and employees to overcome the challenges within the field of remote working. However, in some cases this guideline requires individual development in regard to the specific company.

  • 28770. Winterling, Jeanette
    et al.
    Wasteson, Elisabet
    Sidenvall, Birgitta
    Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Ageing - living conditions and health.
    Sidenvall, Erik
    Glimelius, Bengt
    Sjödén, Per-Olow
    Nordin, Karin
    Relevance of philosophy of life and optimism for psychological distress among individuals in a stage where death is approaching.2006In: Supportive Care in Cancer, ISSN 0941-4355, E-ISSN 1433-7339, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 310-319Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 28771.
    Winters, Maike
    et al.
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Jalloh, Mohamed F.
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Sengeh, Paul
    FOCUS1000, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
    Jalloh, Mohammad B.
    FOCUS1000, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
    Conteh, Lansana
    Ministry of Health and Sanitation Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
    Bunnell, Rebecca
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States.
    Li, Wenshu
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States.
    Zeebari, Zangin
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nordenstedt, Helena
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Risk communication and Ebola-Specific knowledge and behavior during 2014-2015 outbreak, Sierra Leone2018In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, ISSN 1080-6040, E-ISSN 1080-6059, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 336-344Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We assessed the effect of information sources on Ebola-specific knowledge and behavior during the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Sierra Leone. We pooled data from 4 population-based knowledge, attitude, and practice surveys (August, October, and December 2014 and July 2015), with a total of 10,604 respondents. We created composite variables for exposures (information sources: electronic, print, new media, government, community) and outcomes (knowledge and misconceptions, protective and risk behavior) and tested associations by using logistic regression within multilevel modeling. Exposure to information sources was associated with higher knowledge and protective behaviors. However, apart from print media, exposure to information sources was also linked to misconceptions and risk behavior, but with weaker associations observed. Knowledge and protective behavior were associated with the outbreak level, most strongly after the peak, whereas risk behavior was seen at all levels of the outbreak. In future outbreaks, close attention should be paid to dissemination of information.

  • 28772.
    Wirefeldt, Amanda
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Oral health.
    Cao, Van
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Oral health.
    Patienters upplevelser av tandhygienisters bemötande inom tandvården2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background A way to measure the patients’ experiences regarding treatment is to measure the satisfaction. Treatment includes humanistic view and professional approach. According to the competence description, dental hygienists should treat all people equally with respect. Patient satisfaction can be increased through good care. Aim To investigate patients’ degree of satisfaction from dental hygienists’ in the Public Dental Service, and how patients experienced their professional approach. Method The study was a quantitative cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of people ≥ 18 years old. Five dental clinics were chosen strategically by cluster selection. Descriptive statistics was conducted to map background variables. Age, self-perceived oral health and waiting time were compared with chi-square tests. Results Most of the participants were satisfied with the dental hygienists’ treatment. All participants stated that they were treated in a respectful and considerate manner. Statistically significant difference regarding waiting time was detected. The group where the visit started on time was more satisfied than those who had to wait. Through self-assessment of Humanism Scale showed that dental hygienists’ treatment was based on humanistic approach. Conclusion Most of the participants showed satisfaction with the dental hygienists' treatment and professional approach. Waiting time affected the degree of satisfaction.

  • 28773.
    Wirzén, Andree
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    Samuelsson, Martin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering.
    Lagerhantering på Voice AB2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This examination paper is a lead in the educational program Industrial Management at Jönköping University. The paper itself contains an analysis of the warehouse organisation and its efficiency at the furniture company Voice AB in Torsvik, just south of Jönköping, Sweden. The report also contains propositions to raise the level of efficiency in the company warehouse and warehouse management.

    In the investigation of the warehouse a number of possible improvements were found. Examples are lack of a system for labelling shelves and racks, lack of an efficient location system and development possibilities in work routines. For the empirical investigation both qualitative and quantitative methods ware used. The quantitative methods were used to investigate the physical prerequisites of the warehouse layout, and ratios concerning the handling of components and products. The qualitative methods have been used to get an overview of the handling routines in the warehouse.

    Examples of proposals are among others a system for labelling racks and shelves, new routines in warehouse management and location system. The warehouse slots should be labelled with a system where department, racks, shelves and height can be read from the warehouse slot address. Voice AB should also write a document where it is stated which tasks are associated with specific workers in the warehouse. They should also have a discussion about the strategic parameters in forming an efficient location system for the warehouse.

  • 28774.
    Wirzén, Johan
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    "Det får inte vara High Chaparral, liksom!": En kvalitativ studie om lärares uppfattningar om systematiskt kvalitetsarbete i skolan2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    Johan Wirzén

    We Can´t Always Be at Sixes and Sevens!

    – a Study of Teachers Experiences of Systematic quality work

    Pages: 40

    This study examines teachers´ experiences of Systematic quality work in an educational context. The methodological framework is phenomenography. The empirical material has been collected through the qualitative interview and the method used to process the data has been the phenomenographic method, inspired of the qualitative content analysis method. 12 teachers from various schools have been interviewed. The analysis shows qualitative different categories in the descriptions of Systematic quality work

    : tool for implementation, tool for planning in improvement purposes, tool for control, tool for indirect control, tool for increase knowledge. The result shows that teachers experience of Systematic quality work substantially is connected to a way of steering the school. The categories of experiences can be parts of the larger themes, Efficiency directed and School developed oriented in terms of steering school development.

    Sökord: phenomenography, quality in educational context, qualitative interview, steering in educational context, systematic quality work, tools in educational context,

  • 28775.
    Wirén, Carina
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Stanikowski, Adrian
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
    Konceptstudie på plug-and-play system2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The report deals with a bachelor’s degree project in Product Development and Design at Jönköping University 2018. The thesis was carried out on behalf of Orkla House Care AB as the concluding part of the Mechanical Engineering program. The work was carried out by Adrian Stanikowski and Carina Wirén.

    The work consisted of developing an extensional concept on a plug-and-play system. Orkla House Care AB bought Anza, a manufacturer of various painting tools, in 2012. Selected products have an extensibility that gives them a more ergonomic approach to painting ceilings, walls, and floors. The existing extension system has an outgoing patent and therefore Orkla House Care has designed this project focusing on product development and construction.

    To get a clearer picture of what users are looking for at the product, a preliminary study was carried out. After the completion of this preliminary study, a product specification could be created. At the idea generation phase, all ideas were recorded where the product specification was omitted to avoid limiting creative thinking. The specification was then the foundation of the final concepts chosen by screening.

    The work focused on creating a user-friendly extension system that clearly shows the function. The focus area has primarily included the elimination of the end plug of the extensible tool, as well as avoiding the use of buttons for attachment and detachment. This focus is to avoid as many misunderstandings for the user as possible.

    The result of the work was a new plug-and-play system with a new design solution.

  • 28776.
    Wisberg, Claes
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Commercial Law.
    Gränsöverskridande arvsrätt: Gemensamma lagvalsregler inom EU2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When someone dies there will always be an inheritance, an inheritance that earlier has been seen as a national concern. However, every year there are about 450 000 deaths within the European Union linked to more than one country, either when the deceased has changed his state of residence or when he has assets in another state, for example a Swedish national with a summer house in Spain. The problem is to determine which na-tional law that is supposed to be applicable to the inheritance.

    There are two principles that can be applicable on the choice of law, the principle of na-tionality and the principle of residency. If the principle of nationality is used the inherit-ance will be regulated by the deceased`s citizenship while the principle of residency takes aim on the deceased´s last domicile instead. Conflicts can occur between the two principles so that the legacy must be divided between two different legislations.

    In October 2009 the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and authentic instruments in matters of succession and the creation of a European Certificate of Succession was presented, a regulation that will try to create harmonized rules on in-teralia the inheritance matters. The principle of residency is supposed to be the general rule according to the regulation, but the deceased should still have the privilege to choose the rules in his country of nationality to govern the succession. But is it really necessary to harmonize the rules of applicable law or is it satisfying with the rules that is today? This is questions that will be answered in this essay.

  • 28777.
    Wisberg, Claes
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Commercial Law.
    Inlösen av minoritetsaktie: Aktieägaravtal i relation till bolagsordning2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 28778. Wischnewski,
    et al.
    Johansson, Sverker
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Disciplinary Research.
    A System to Search for Supernova Bursts with the AMANDA Detector1995In: The XXIV International Cosmic Ray Conference, Rome 1995, 1995Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 28779.
    Wismén, May
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Kunskapsprocesser inom hälso- och sjukvård: En studie av kunskapsintegrering mellan laboratorium och dess kunder2004Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Ett väl fungerande samarbete mellan olika specialiteter inom hälso- och sjukvård är grundläggande för att patienter ska få en säker och bra vård. Kliniska laboratorier tillför genom sina analyser viktiga pusselbitar för diagnos och behandling, vilket då kräver en integrering av kunskap mellan laboratorium och dess kunder. I det dagliga arbetet sker denna integrering primärt via ett informationssystem bestående av remisser och svar.

    Syftet med studien är att ur ett relationsperspektiv beskriva, tolka och förklara den integrering av kunskap som sker mellan olika grupper inom hälso- och sjukvård innan ett datoriserat informationssystem införs. En kvalitativ, tolkande fallstudie har genomförts vid ett mikrobiologiskt laboratorium och fyra av dess kunder. I studien har två teoretiska källor, communities of practice och kunskapsepisoder, sammanfogats till en övergripande analysmodell och med hjälp av denna samt kompletterande teorier har analys av det empiriska materialet skett.

    Resultatet från studien visar att den kunskap som integreras består av en kombination av tyst och explicit samt individuell och organisatorisk kunskap. Kunskapen byggs successivt upp hos såväl individer som grupper och för att kunskapsintegreringen ska lyckas måste det finnas förståelse för varandras perspektiv samt en vilja att förändra existerande kunskap. De hinder för integrering som identifierats är brist på feedback, individernas intresse och motivation, tid för reflektion samt forum för perspektivskapande.

    Studien visar också att den framtagna analysmodellen lämpar sig väl för att beskriva, tolka och förklara kunskapsintegrering som en del av dagliga arbetsprocesser.

  • 28780.
    Wismén, May
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Carlsson, Sven
    A relational perspective on knowledge integration between self-contained work groups: a case study in the health care sector2006In: Advances in Information systems Development: Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry, New York: Springer , 2006, p. 1052-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A main purpose of information systems (IS) is to support intra- and inter-organizational collaboration. From a collaboration perspective, information transfer gets a meaning if the transferred information is converted to knowledge. If we instead of an information perspective take a knowledge perspective on collaboration, stressing knowledge integration, many other factors than the IS itself and information characteristics will be critical. Working routines and the way information is interpreted, both by the sender and the receiver, will be stressed. Research focusing IS-supported collaboration and knowledge management is needed. This paper presents such an empirical study. Focus in the study is on knowledge integration between different self-contained work groups and the study explores how knowledge integration is accomplished and why the integration is not always simple and successful. The empirical context is the Swedish health care and more specifically, the daily knowledge integration between a microbiology laboratory and its customers. Empirical data was collected by interviews and observations, and analysed with help of a theoretical model constructed from two main theories: Community of Practice (CoP) and Knowledge Management Episodes. This model implies that knowledge should be seen as a process and in a relational perspective. The study shows that there is a mutual dependency between the IS and other knowledge resources in the organization. Even if the groups have the same overarching goals, regulations, and the same IS, the different groups create their own working routines, ways of interpreting information, and their own ways to convert information to knowledge. This situational and emergent development of work practice around IS suggests that management of existing IS and the implementation of new IS needs to stronger focus the mutual influence between IS and working activities and that feedback in the integration process is important.

  • 28781.
    Wismén, May
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Carlsson, Sven A
    Knowledge Integration in Routine Work: Why it Works or Fails2006In: Proceedings of the Fourteenth European Conference on Information Systems, Göteborg, 2006, p. 1491-1502Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Organisations spend a great deal of efforts on information management, but if they are not successful in information mediation and use, it can be a waste of resources. In this paper we have applied a knowledge perspective on mediation and use. The purpose is to describe and explain why knowledge integration processes in knowledge-intensive routine work may work or fail. As an example of such work we have used a case study from the Swedish healthcare sector, more specifically a microbiology laboratory and some of its customers. Empirical data were collected by interviews and observations, and analysed with the help of theories about knowledge boundaries, knowledge integration and knowledge mediators (boundary objects and brokers). The case analysis shows that the boundaries between these groups are more complicated than they may appear to be at first sight, but also that there are methods to create a common understanding and overcome the complications. The main conclusion is that in this type of work, there are in fact several different boundaries between groups, depending on differences in work tasks, interest and motivation and that various ways to attain knowledge integration, directed both to groups and to individuals, can be required.

  • 28782.
    Wiss, Felicia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work.
    Ståhlgren, Emma
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work.
    Relationen är A och O: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om vad skolkuratorer anser vara förutsättningar för att bygga en relation med ungdomar2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The starting point in this study was the importance of the relationship. The investigation examines school counselors experiences of creating conditions for relationships with young people. Six semi-structured interviews were conducted with school counselors in three Swedish municipalities. A thematic analysis was used to analyze the empirical material were the main theme the importance of the relationship was found. Four key themes of relationship creating conditions were also discovered. The central themes have subthemes to deepen the analysis. These central themes and subthemes were; To be there and to listen, To use the knowledge and to meet the youths perspective, To know people and to be flexible, To be a human being and to do more than required. The results have been discussed in relation to past research and the theory of Carl Rogers on person centered therapy and Rogers thoughts on the therapeutic relationship. The mail conclusion of the study was that the relationship is the key.

  • 28783.
    Wiss, Frida
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Kovacevic, Ana
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Skapande på fritidshemmet: En studie av lärares uppfattning om skapande i fritidshemmet2018Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att beskriva lärares tal om skapande på fritidshem och hur skapandet används.

     

    Utifrån syftet har följande frågeställning formulerats:

    Vilka diskursiva konstruktioner uttrycker lärarna i fritidshemmet kring skapande?

     

    I studien används en kvalitativ metod genom fokusgruppsamtal med lärare i fritidshem. Samtalet har analyserats ur ett diskursteoretiskt perspektiv.

    I resultatet framkommer det att skapande är ett brett och mångfacetterat begrepp. Skapande syftar inte nödvändigtvis till att endast skapa något med händerna. I studiens resultat framkommer fyra diskursiva konstruktioner av diskurser kring skapande: elevers intresse, skapande i samspel, från produkt till process och fritidstänket.

  • 28784.
    Wistrand, Helena
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media.
    Några runinskrifter i Njudung: Ett historiskt perspektiv på ämnet svenska i skola och på högskola2015In: Aktuellt om historia, ISSN 0348-503X, no 2-3, p. 70-99Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 28785.
    Wistrand, Susanne
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Preschool Education Research.
    Lindberg, Annika
    Jönköping University.
    Hållbar utveckling i förskolans undervisning: En rättighetsdiskurs för barn i förskolan2018Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 28786.
    Wiséen, Martin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Accounting and Law.
    Herbertsson, Johanna
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Accounting and Law.
    The legality of music sampling in Sweden: Complicated issues demand complicated measures2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The legality of music sampling is in Sweden unknown. The reason for this is mainly the lack of relevant case law and that the legislation and legislative history has not reach clarity within this subject.

    There are generally two different routes and perspectives on sample issues. The first main route is that samples should be judged according to the “common” copyright rules where originality, similarity and other factors need to be investigated. The second route is that sampling issues should be judged upon the neighbouring rights, and within these rules no other tests needs to be included. It is simply an infringement if it is proven that someone has in fact sampled a recording. American case law has inherent both views and most often are pending between these views. German case law however made it clear in the Kraftwerk case that the neighbouring rights are used within German law. Through this inconsistency the authors have not found any clear indications which rules a Swedish court would apply. Due to the relationship between Sweden and Germany, and that they are both members of the European Union the authors believe that Sweden will judge accordingly to the neighbouring rights.

    However, the authors believe that the neighbouring rights were created for the purpose to contradict piracy and not sampling disputes. Furthermore, neither the legislative history nor judicial literature gives any indications that the neighbouring rights should be used when a part of a work has been altered and used in a new work. The author’s personal beliefs are therefore that the neighbouring rights should not be applied on sampling cases. The “common” copyright rules should instead be applied which includes originality and similarity tests. 

  • 28787.
    Wisén, Jessica
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Literacy Research.
    "Det finns liksom inget recept...": En empirisk studie om hur lärare tillvaratar elevers tidigare erfarenheter i skrivundervisningen2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Enligt Läroplanen för grundskolan, förskoleklassen och fritidshemmet (Skolverket, 2016a) ska utbildningen utgå ifrån elevers erfarenheter, förutsättningar och behov i syfte att främja alla elevers lärande och kunskapsutveckling. För att skapa ett meningsfullt lärande betonar flera forskare vikten av att läraren har förmågan att skapa en undervisning som tar sin utgångspunkt i elevers tidigare erfarenheter. 

    Föreliggande studie baseras på sex semistrukturerade intervjuer med verksamma lärare i grundskolans tidigare år, 1-3. Syftet med studien är att bidra med kunskap om hur verksamma lärare i årskurs 1-3 tillvaratar elevers tidigare erfarenheter i skrivundervisningen. Studien har en kvalitativ forskningsansats och syftar till att skapa en djupare förståelse och kunskap för grundskollärarnas tankar, uppfattningar och åsikter om forskningsfrågan. Det empiriska materialet har tolkats och analyserats utifrån ett hermeneutiskt perspektiv samt med hjälp av begrepp från läroplansteorin. Resultatet visar att flera grundskollärare snarare bygger sin skrivundervisning på den aktuella elevgruppens gemensamma erfarenheter än på den enskilda elevens tidigare erfarenheter. Förklaringen tycks grunda sig i de svårigheter grundskollärarna upplever med att tillvarata de skiftande erfarenheter av skriftspråket som elever kommer med till skolan. Utifrån resultatet dras slutsatsen att det inte finns någon samstämmig begreppsdefinition av begreppet erfarenheter. Grundskollärarnas definitioner skiljer sig åt i olika kontexter och sammanhang, vilket kan skapa en problematik när läroplanens begrepp och skrivningar ska tolkas av den enskilda läraren. 

  • 28788.
    Witter, Jan-Moritz
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Sabathier, Thomas
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Branding of two-sided online marketplaces: An integrative model to comprehend the reciprocity within vlaue creation and branding of two-sided online marketplaces2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Online marketplaces constitute one of the most successful business innovations of

    the Web 2.0. Nonetheless so far no branding theory has been connected to the topic of two-sided online marketplaces. This might be due to the high complexity and reciprocity of their value creation which however needs to be in order to apply any marketing and branding strategies.

     

    Purpose:       Therefore, the purpose is to understand and clarify the value creation processes of two-sided online marketplaces and develop branding theory based on the findings thereof.

     

    Method:        Within this thesis we conducted qualitative research.  The study is built on semi-structured interviews with 15 respondents that have used various two-sided online marketplaces either as sellers and buyers.

     

    Conclusion: In order to understand the various variables of two-sided online marketplaces business model, we have identified, conceptualized and extended an integrative model to manage and brand their value. With the knowledge resulting from our literature review we built a model illustrating all pillars which influence value creation and thus brand perception and extended this model with the results of our own research. We have identified that while user behavior and preferences generally remain heterogeneous, commonalities such as social influences and convenience stick out most often for both user sides. Both pillars have barely been covered by research, which solely focused on network effects, price allocation and trust.

  • 28789.
    Wixe, Sofia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Firm knowledge, neighborhood diversity and innovation2015In: Regional development in an international context: regional, national, cross border and international factors for growth and development: revised papers presented at the 18th Uddevalla Symposium, 11–13 June, 2015, Sønderborg, Denmark / [ed] Irene Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28790.
    Wixe, Sofia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Neighbourhood related diversity, human capital and firm innovation2018In: Papers in regional science (Print), ISSN 1056-8190, E-ISSN 1435-5957, Vol. 97, no 2, p. 217-252Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper the importance of neighbourhood related diversity and firm human capital for firms' propensity to innovate is tested. Neighbourhood diversity is treated as a source of localized knowledge spillovers, that is, Jacobs' externalities, where diversity is measured in terms of industries and employee education. The results show that firms in metropolitan regions benefit from related industry diversity while service sector firms in rural regions are more innovative in neighbourhoods with more related diversity in education. Firm characteristics such as education and skills among the employees provide to be strong determinants of firm innovativeness, especially for firms outside metropolitan regions.

  • 28791.
    Wixe, Sofia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Regional diversity and economic performance2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis consists of an introductory chapter and four individual papers. In each paper the relationship between some form of spatial diversity and economic performance is analyzed. Diversity is treated as a potential source of externality effects, mainly in the form of knowledge spillovers.

    The first paper studies the impact of a broad range of spatial externalities on the productivity of manufacturing plants. While finding positive effects of specialization and competition, there is no support for positive spillovers of either related or unrelated industry diversity. The second paper argues that relatedness should be framed at the level of individuals and consequently should be measured in terms of, for example, education and occupation rather than industry belonging. The results show that educational- and occupational related diversity matter for regional productivity growth, while related industry diversity is positively related to employment growth.

    The third paper analyzes the importance of neighborhood related diversity, in terms of both industries and education, and internal human capital for firms’ propensity to innovate. The findings support that education and skills are strongly related to firm innovation. Additionally, firms in metropolitan regions are more innovative in neighborhoods with more related diversity in industries, while firms in rural regions seem to benefit more from related diversity in education. In the fourth paper, the location factor of interest is segregation, which may be regarded as inverse diversity. The results show that neighborhood segregation has a negative effect on individual employment. However, it is not the spatial separation of individuals with different backgrounds that causes lower employment but rather the distress of segregated neighborhoods.

  • 28792.
    Wixe, Sofia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    The impact of spatial externalities: Skills, education and plant productivity2015In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 49, no 12, p. 2053-2069Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper analyses the role of a broad range of spatial externalities in explaining average labour productivity of Swedish manufacturing plants. The main findings show positive effects from general urbanization economies and labour market matching, as well as a negative effect from within-industry diversity. These results confirm previous research despite methodological differences,which implies wider generalizability. Additionally, the empirical findings support Marshall–Arrow–Romer (MAR) and Porter externalities, i.e. positive effects from specialization and competition. No evidence is found of Jacobs externalities, neither when measured as between-industry diversity nor as within-industry diversity. Finally, plant-specific characteristics play a key role in explaining plant-level productivity.

  • 28793.
    Wixe, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Andersson, Martin
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS).
    Which types of relatedness matter in regional growth: Industry, occupation and education2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28794.
    Wixe, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Andersson, Martin
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University.
    Which Types of Relatedness Matter in Regional Growth? Industry, Occupation and Education2017In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 51, no 4, p. 523-536Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper provides a conceptual discussion of relatedness, which suggests a focus on individuals as a complement to firms and industries. The empirical relevance of the main arguments is tested by estimating the effects of related and unrelated variety in education and occupation among employees, as well as in industries, on regional growth. The results show that occupational and educational related variety are positively correlated with productivity growth, which supports the conceptual discussion put forth in the paper. In addition, related variety in industries is found to be negative for productivity growth, but positive for employment growth.

  • 28795.
    Wixe, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Klaesson, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Skills, education and productivity - Firm level evidence on the presence of externalities2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28796.
    Wixe, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Klaesson, Johan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Skills, education and productivity in the KIBS sector - Firm level evidence on the presence of externalities2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28797.
    Wixe, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Nilsson, Pia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Naldi, Lucia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE). KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Disentangling innovation in small food firms: The role of external knowledge, support, and collaboration2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper applies unique survey data on innovation and external interaction of small food producers in Sweden.The overall purpose is to test if firms that are more engaged in external interaction are more innovative. To disentangle innovativeness beyond new goods and services, innovation is measured as new processes, new markets, new suppliers, new ways of organization, and new distributors. Findings point to a positive relationship between firm innovation and external interaction, both in terms of collaboration, external knowledge and support from regional actors. In particular, collaboration regarding transports and sales is shown to enhance most types of innovation. Product and process innovation benefit from external knowledge from extra-regional firms as well as regional support from the largest firm. Findings suggest that current innovation policies can improve their efficiency by increasing their flexibility to enable tailor-made innovation policies at the local level.

  • 28798.
    Wixe, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Nilsson, Pia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Naldi, Lucia
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO).
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Disentangling innovation in small food firms: The role of external knowledge, support, and collaboration2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28799.
    Wixe, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Pettersson, Lars
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Segregation and individual employment: A longitudinal study of neighborhood effects2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we test whether individuals who live in more-segregated neighborhoods have a lower propensity to be employed. We apply an individual fixed effects strategy in order to reduce issues of self-selection and individual heterogeneity. This is possible due to access to full population micro-data, which allows us to follow the same group of individuals between 1990 and 2011. The results show that individuals who live in segregated neighborhoods are less likely to be employed, primarily in metropolitan regions. This effect is mainly driven by males with foreign background. However, it is not spatial separation per se that causes the negative effect on employment but rather the distress of segregated neighborhoods. This indicates that these neighborhoods provide fewer opportunities for labor market integration, which is particularly challenging for already disadvantaged individuals. The results thus have a strong bearing on policy concerning both integration and urban planning.

  • 28800.
    Wixe, Sofia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Pettersson, Lars
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE).
    Segregation and individual employment: A longitudinal study of neighborhood effectsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we test whether individuals who live in more-segregated neighborhoods have a lower propensity to be employed. We apply an individual fixed effects strategy in order to reduce issues of self-selection and individual heterogeneity. This is possible due to access to full population micro-data, which allows us to follow the same group of individuals between 1990 and 2011. The results show that individuals who live in segregated neighborhoods are less likely to be employed, primarily in metropolitan regions. This effect is mainly driven by males with foreign background. However, it is not spatial separation per se that causes the negative effect on employment but rather the distress of segregated neighborhoods. This indicates that these neighborhoods provide fewer opportunities for labor market integration, which is particularly challenging for already disadvantaged individuals. The results thus have a strong bearing on policy concerning both integration and urban planning.

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