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  • 29051.
    Westermark, Åsa
    Kulturgeografiska institutionen vid Handelshögskolan, Göteborgs universitet.
    Informal livelihoods: Womens´biographies and reflections about everyday life: A time-geographic analysis in urban Colombia2003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis explores the everyday life conditions of low-income women who work mainly in the informal sector in Bogota, Colombia. The work has its point of departure in an analysis of the complex daily lives of two women over an extended time period and from the perspective of the individual. The detailed level of description and analysis will, as a hypothesis, help us to better understand how to improve development programs, allowing institutional and individual levels to meet exactly at the point that is desirable for those who are the target groups in the execution of their daily lives.

    The main aim of the study is to describe the conditions of livelihood of the two women from the perspective of the individual and to contribute to the making of institutions’ definitions of women’s needs, design and follow-up on development projects coincide better with women’s interests.

    A time-geographic methodology, based on structured time diaries describing patterns of time-use for daily activities, is explored and adapted to the local context of the study. The methodology is also complemented by reflective diaries describing the women’s perceptions of present and past experiences, hopes and plans for the future, the intentions and motives behind daily activities. Together, the diaries reveal how decisions in daily life come about in a particular physical environment with specific social and cultural characteristics.

    A time-geographic theoretical approach is applied to analyse the women’s life stories and biographies of livelihood projects. Theoretical contributions about the main areas of interest when studying women’s life courses and conditions in development studies are also referred to, for instance, women’s interests and needs, gender analysis, empowerment, livelihoods and local contexts.

    The findings of this study and the results of its methodology have demonstrated that to improve women’s opportunities for livelihood, it is necessary to understand women’s conditions in relation to women’s total life contexts. The research methodology applied here opened the way for an empowerment process with higher self- esteem and confidence as a result. This indicates that sector planning, project design, follow up and evaluations in development institutions may gain from using information about women’s multiple activities and perceptions from an individual and a gender perspective. 

  • 29052.
    Westermark, Åsa
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Plats, Identitet, Lärande (PIL).
    Time-geography, socio-environmental relationships, and Education for Sustainable Development, ESD2019Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Visual representation is a powerful tool in education and for analyzing the complexity of people in societies in their natural and built environments. This presentation reflects on time-geography in education and research about socio-environmental relationships and its potential in Education for Sustainable Development, ESD. It is exemplified by how time geography can be applied to reflect on the sustainable development goals in time-space contexts. The presentation is part of a study which explores how approaches in geography and environmental science focus on the relationships of humans to our environment in teacher education in Environmental Education in South Africa and Human Geography in Sweden. In this study, we argue the necessity for models and world views that provide educators and learners with tools to do complex analysis of agency in socio-environmental contexts in a structured and constructive manner. Two approaches to modelling socio-ecological relationships in time and space to be used in environmental and geography teacher education are discussed. These two models are rooted in critical realism and time-geography respectively. We identify and compare inherent concepts, tools and powers of the two models which can enrich teaching strategies for social and environmental education/learning. Central concepts in both models which are explored regarding synergies and complementarity are biographies, time-space relationships, and agency in relation to socio-environmental contexts. In addition, each model provides central concepts that make this analysis and teaching approach more complete.

  • 29053.
    Westermark, Åsa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Plats, Identitet, Lärande (PIL).
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue).
    Human service siting conflicts as social movements2018In: Geoforum, ISSN 0016-7185, E-ISSN 1872-9398, Vol. 94, p. 107-109Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is deeply ironic that the social movement perspective has so far scarcely been utilised to analyse local protests against establishments of human service enterprises, as the perspective was originally formulated in just such a context. The social movement approach could inject new vitality into a field of research that has become increasingly marginalised and enable human geographers and other social scientists to reconnect to the key issues of socio-spatial exclusion that were raised 30–40 years ago, but now with theoretically informed perspectives. At the same time, social movement research has much to gain from returning to the study of protest movements opposing the establishment of human service enterprises: they are local and thus typical of most social movements, and their success or failure, which lacks the ambiguity so often noted in social movement research, can be studied from a lifecycle perspective.

  • 29054.
    Westermark, Åsa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
    Upptäcktens väg: Det projektbaserade uppsatsarbetet2014In: 14 röster kring samhällsstudier och didaktik / [ed] Hans Albin Larsson, Jönköping: Samhällsstudier & Didaktik , 2014, p. 153-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29055.
    Westermark, Åsa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Plats, Identitet, Lärande (PIL).
    Gustafsson, Mikael
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Sustainability Education Research (SER).
    East Vättern Scarp landscape and sustainable meadow fodder [Case study]2019Other (Other academic)
  • 29056.
    Westermark, Åsa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Plats, Identitet, Lärande (PIL). Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Sustainability Education Research (SER).
    Jansund, Bodil
    Erfarenheter av undervisning och lärande om globalisering, produktionskedjor, vardagsliv och hållbarhet med tidsgeografi som didaktiskt perspektiv och verktyg2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Att leva i en globaliserad värld med hållbar utveckling som övergripande samhällsmål ställer krav på medborgares förmågor att greppa mångdimensionella samband. Det kan t. ex. vara att förstå hur handlingar i vardagslivet och levnadsvillkor i närmiljön är länkade till andra platser, andra människor och verksamheter samt andra samhällsstrukturer. Utbildningen av samhällsmedborgare måste inkludera resonemang och uppgifter som tränar oss i denna förmåga. Tidsgeografin har en inneboende grundstruktur som möjliggör sådana resonemang och kontextuellt lärande. Med utgångspunkt i erfarenheter av undervisning i tidsgeografi för geografistudenter och blivande geografilärare analyserar vi frågeställningar som beaktar denna utmaning och drar slutsatser om lärande för hållbar utveckling. Vi utgår från frågeställningar som studenterna arbetat med i examinationsuppgifter och resonerar om hur de tillämpat det tidsgeografiska perspektivet och analyserat faktorer bakom geografiskt utfall av multinationella företags produktionskedjor, hållbarhetsutmaningar och förändrings/påverkansfaktorer i vardagslivet och omvärlden.

  • 29057.
    Westermark, Åsa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Jansund, Bodil
    School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Learning experiences from a time-geographic approach— commodity chains, globalization, everyday life, and sustainability in context2019In: Journal of geography in higher education (Print), ISSN 0309-8265, E-ISSN 1466-1845, Vol. 43, no 4, p. 486-504Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There are many approaches to teaching about globalization, commodity chains, and sustainability. Education for sustainable development demands teaching approaches that capture multidimensional and integrated aspects of environmental, social, economic, and political factors. In geography, additional aspects require attention, such as understanding how peoples’ everyday lives, living conditions, and business relations depend on contextual circumstances including place, time, and scales. This article presents a time-geographic teaching approach that enables systems thinking through contextual analysis.

    We present a time-geographically inspired educational approach which was implemented at a Swedish university in a yearly course, from 2007 to 2015 (9 years in total). Next, we review 48 student exam papers regarding how students performed a time-geographic contextual analysis of commodity chains and sustainability. We found that the teaching approach encouraged multiple descriptions and reflections by students. It developed students’ abilities to apply geographic concepts and to identify complex relationships in time and space that define sustainability challenges and strategies. Students linked everyday life to global and local processes.

  • 29058.
    Westermark, Åsa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Plats, Identitet, Lärande (PIL).
    Jansund, Bodil
    Gothenburg University.
    Time geography – a didactic perspective and tool for contextual learning about globalization, commodity chains and sustainability2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    There are many approaches in teaching about globalization and commodity chains. Depending on the points you want to make, you may identify either environmental, social, economic or political factors that come into play in the life path of a commodity. When referring to sustainability, we also should be able to capture the multidimensional and integrated aspects of these same factors. As geographers, additional aspects require attention, such as understanding how peoples’ everyday lives, living conditions, and business conditions are linked to context (places, resources, people, businesses, as well as social, economic and political structures at different geographical scales). For this reason, geography education, teachers, and students all require educational perspectives that include reasoning and tools to perform this kind of analysis. We argue that time geography has an inherent basic structure that enables such reasoning and contextual learning. Based on teaching experiences about globalization, sustainability and commodity chains with time geography as a frame of reference, we analyze 56 student exam papers regarding contextual learning. Particular interest is placed on how the students reflect on commodity chains and sustainability by identifying pockets of local order along the life path of commodity chains of multinational companies, as well as how individual’s’ everyday lives in different parts of the globe are connected through chains of relationships.

  • 29059.
    Westerén, Markus
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Löfgren, Oskar
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Erfarenheter från flerbostadshus som passivhus: En handflata och sex värmeljus2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    All new households were to be constructed with "near zero energy house standards" (NZE-house) by the year of 2020. The ambition to construct energy-efficient buildings had to increase rapidly in the spring of 2013.The purpose of this report was to increase the interest for building contractors to construct apartment buildings with passive house standards. By locating and evaluating experiences from an existing passive house a case study including interviews, field visits and document analysis was made. Research of literature regarding other passive houses in Sweden also helped to answer the following questions:

    - What positive and negative experiences have the study of the passive house meant to the involved stakeholders and residents?

    - What improvements can be made based on identified experiences?

    - How can an apartment building be designed as a passive house based on possible improvements?

    By collecting good and bad experiences, as well as improvements and potential design proposals, a diagram was created designed as a tool for developers when constructing apartment buildings with passive house standards. The diagram was organized in the categories; material, immaterial and image. Positive experiences from the case study were for instance that estimated time table, budget and planned energy level were achieved mainly due to a designed prefabricated sandwich element of concrete and the organizational form called partnering. Negative experiences were for example problems with high temperatures in staircase areas due to glassed facades and the lack of ventilation hatches, problems with condense and frost on windows, insufficient knowledge in using technical equipment and relatively high investment costs. Improvements and potential design proposals recommended by the authors were for example vertical lamellas for sunscreen and screening of the night sky, energy watchers in each apartment for higher energy awareness and a minor use of passive house independent qualities, in order to avoid the risk of building contractors not wanting to build passive houses due to high costs.

     

    The experiences in the result diagram emphasized what building contractors should focus on in order to succeed with constructing apartment buildings, with similar requirements as the building in the case study, as a passive house.

  • 29060.
    Westgren, Jakob
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Sandsjö, Markus
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    IPO Underpricing – Can it be predicted?: A quantitative research study of Swedish IPOs 1997-20112012Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When a company sells shares of their business to the public for the first time, it is called an Initial Public Offering, IPO. The IPO is usually conducted by the issuing firm to raise capital for their future growth. Before the IPO the information about the issuing company is often limited and the investment in an IPO is associated with risks. The investors who choose to invest in an IPO are therefore usually compensated with a discount on the shares and often experience a first day positive return. This first day positive return is the definition of underpricing. If the majority of the IPOs are underpriced it should be of interest for an investor to take part of this opportunity and use it as an investment strategy. This thesis investigates if there is a way to predict which IPOs that will generate a positive first day return based on the information in the IPO prospect.

  • 29061.
    Westholm, C
    et al.
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Bjällmark, Anna
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Larsson, M
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Winter, R
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Jacobsen, P
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nygren, M
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Brodin, L-Å
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Velocity tracking: a new user independent method for bedside detection of myocardial ischemia2007In: European Journal of Echocardiography, ISSN 1525-2167, E-ISSN 1532-2114, Vol. 7, no suppl_1, p. S37-, article id 292Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29062. Westholm, Carl
    et al.
    Bjällmark, Anna
    KTH, Medicinsk teknik.
    Larsson, Matilda
    KTH, Medicinsk teknik.
    Jacobsen, Per
    Brodin, Lars-Åke
    KTH, Medicinsk teknik.
    Winter, Reidar
    Velocity tracking, a new and user independent method for detecting regional function of the left ventricle2009In: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, ISSN 1475-0961, E-ISSN 1475-097X, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 24-31Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of two-dimensional echocardiography (2D echo) for detection of ischaemia is limited due to high user dependency. Longitudinal motion is sensitive for ischaemia and usable for quantitative measurement of longitudinal myocardial function but time consuming. Velocity tracking (VeT) is a new method that gives an easy three-dimensional understanding of both systolic and diastolic regional motion, using colour coded bull's eye presentation of longitudinal velocity, derived from colour coded tissue Doppler. The aim of this study was to test the accuracy of VeT in detecting ischaemia in non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients bedside. Twenty patients with NSTEMI and 10 controls were included. Echocardiography was performed within 24 h of symptoms and prior to coronary angiography. Bull's eye plots presenting the peak systolic velocity (PSV) and the sum of PSV and the E-wave-velocity (PSV+E) were created using our developed software. VeT was compared to expert wall motion scoring (WMS) and bedside echo. We used the clinical conclusion based on ECG, angiography and clinical picture as 'gold standard'. Sensitivity for ischaemia with VeT (PSV+E) was 85% and specificity 60%. The corresponding sensitivities for expert WMS were 75% (specificity 40%). For regional analysis VeT and WMS showed comparable results with correct regional outcome in 11/20 of patients both superior to bedside echo. Velocity tracking is a promising technique that provides an easily understandable three-dimensional bull's eye plot for assessment of regional left ventricular longitudinal velocity with great potential for detection of regional dysfunction and myocardial ischaemia.

  • 29063.
    Westin, Andreas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
    Hansson, Lotta
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science.
    Hur personer med HIV upplever stigmatisering från vårdpersonal2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 29064.
    Westin Brahn, Malin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Fälth, Helena
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Möller, Helen
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Frändberg, Jenny
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Design för Flow: En analys av designkriterier för användbarhet2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is about developing products with good usability. Usability means that systems should be easy to use and learn. Jakob Nielsen is a well renowned scientist when it comes to guidelines and how these should be reached. He has developed ten guidelines for designers to accomplish good usability.

    In recent years scientists have started to look at, not only the technical aspects, but also the emotions that the user can have during the interaction with a website. Several scientists have developed theories regarding the concept of Flow. This is about the emotions that occur when someone is using a computer. Such emotions can be a lost sense of time, control and peacefulness which results in the user remaining on the webpage during a long period of time. The time a customer remains on a webpage is crucial to a company that is selling products or services and therefore designing with Flow in mind can be an advantage towards companies that has not done this.

    Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi is a scientist in psychology and was the one that first came up with the theory about Flow. He first presented it fifteen years ago and the research he made to come up with the theory was to study people that spent a lot of time and energy on activities that did not give them any financial gain but only great satisfaction. Csikszentmihalyi is today a prominent figure in Flow-theory and we have in this essay used a lot of his theories or other scientist’s theories based on his research.

    Our research questions in this thesis are about evaluating Nielsen’s ten guidelines for good usability. Our purpose is to evaluate and possibly develop these guidelines.

    We evaluated Aftonbladet´s website using the ten guidelines. Thereafter a group of respondents were asked to answer our survey where the questions were based on the Flow theory.

    Our conclusion was that several of Nielsen’s guidelines did not need to be reformulated, but one of them however was further developed to also include Flow. We have also identified a gap in the HCI guidelines and therefore added another guideline ourselves that we feel is needed to ease the ability of Flow.

  • 29065.
    Westin, David
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Ragnmark, Viktor
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    IMPLEMENTATION MODEL TO AN ANDON SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this thesis is to develop an implementation model to an Andon system, which makes the implementation efficient and effective on a vehicle manufacturing assembly line. In order to conduct this, the purpose was broken down to three research questions. 

    1. How can the Andon system at an assembly line be designed? 

    2. What are the contemporary models for implementing systems? 

    3. How can an efficient and effective implementation model for an Andon system be designed?

    Method – To find an answer to the first research question four case studies with interviews and observations have been made. A literature study was also conducted in order to understand the subject. The following question was answered from literature studies and collected empirical data. 

    Findings – Through case studies, empirical qualitative data about the Andon implementation were collected. This was later analysed by the authors by dividing the collected data into three parts. The first part is about how an Andon system can be designed using different layouts and how to decide a particular layout considering the different possibilities. The second part is how the implementation model PDCA can be used as a base of the implementation project for the implementation team. Finally, the last part describes the whole model and how to start and finish it.  

    Limitations – The case companies that were chosen are only those who already have done the Andon implementation on their assembly line. In order to see alternative solutions to otherwise similar problems, authors have chosen to study vehicle manufacturers as well as manufacturers outside of the vehicles branch. Only the implementations phase is in focus to investigate. Further more the thesis will however not include any economic aspects or any aspects regarding software.

    Further Research – During the study of research question one, six different layout features were highlighted. From the authors’ knowledge, these six layout features are the most essential features to consider designing an Andon system. However, it is important to state that this study do not mention all of the affecting features to design an Andon system. Further research on other features in an Andon System is therefore recommended. Secondly, as the authors are relying on the interviewed person’s feedback of the differences in the output of an Andon system, the authors recommend self- observations in order to raise the validation of the result.

  • 29066.
    Westin, Felicia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work.
    Alnefjord, Johan
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Social Work.
    En vinjettstudie som undersöker hur etnicitet påverkar socialsekreterares bedömningar i barnärenden2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    At the current time Sweden is, like many other countries, characterized by a variation of different cultural and ethnical groups. Previous research has concluded that there are some difficulties among social workers who work with child protection cases to identify whether something is child abuse or whether it is the upbringing influenced by the culture within the ethnical group. How child protection cases with families of a foreign ethnicity is treated in relation to child protection cases with families of a Swedish ethnicity is therefor of interest – as well as this study’s primary inquiry. To find answers to this, two different vignettes were created where the only significant difference were the families’ names. In the first vignette the name of the family was of Swedish ethnicity, and in the second the name of the family was of foreign ethnicity. The vignettes were sent in the form of web surveys to social workers who work with child protection cases. The surveys were answered by 17 respectively 22 social workers. The result was then presented in the form of descriptive statistics and a thematic analysis. It showed more similarities than differences in the social workers assessments. The few differences that could be identified were found mainly in the way the social workers categorized their concern for the child.

  • 29067. Westin, Lars
    et al.
    Johansson, Börje
    Umeå University.
    Grassini, Maurizio
    Estimation of capital matrices for multisectoral models: an application to Italy and Tuscany1982Report (Other academic)
  • 29068. Westin, Lars
    et al.
    Kobayashi, KiyoshiWestlund, HansJönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Social Capital and Development Trends in Rural Areas Vol. 32008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 29069.
    Westlin, Eva
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation.
    Björklund, Anita
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT.
    A Delphi study of occurring information in housing adaptation certificates2016In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 357-365Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Since 1993, the Housing Adaptation Act has provided disabled people the opportunity to receive grants for adapting their homes. A housing adaptation certificate certifying the necessity of adaptations must accompany any application and if information in housing adaptation certificates is not sufficient, the applicant is risking not having necessary housing adaptations.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to identify and describe what information is missing, unnecessary or vague, in the housing adaptation certificates; to determine how often this occur, and how problematic this can be for the decision process.

    Material and methods: 105 housing adaptation grant managers took part in a three-round Delphi survey.

    Results: At least 65% consensus was reached regarding the following six statements: missing information about disability duration, possession of relevant assistive devices, consequences of the disability in housing, prognosis of consequences, who the informant is, or contains preferences for specific solutions. Missing, unnecessary or vague information pose serious or less serious problems and 38–72% of the participants reported that this often or always occur.

    Conclusion: Housing adaptation certificates need to be improved.

    Significance: The results of this study are used to design a checklist for use by housing adaptation certificate writers.

  • 29070.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics. KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
    A Brief History of Time, Space, and Growth: Waldo Tobler’s First Law of Geography Revisited2013In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 51, no 3, p. 917-924Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the current knowledge economy, the most important production factor, human knowledge, is much more mobile than the dominating production factors of previous periods. This means that theories of spatial development, formulated during the manufacturing-industrial era, might not be wholly applicable today. One of the basic assumptions of spatial theory is formulated in Waldo Tobler's first law of geography: "everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things." This article discusses the validity of this law in today's knowledge economy. While several factors have made distance less important, a crucial factor for innovation and growth-tacit knowledge-is still highly dependent on face-to-face contacts. This suggests that Waldo Tobler's first law of geography plays an important role also in the knowledge economy.

  • 29071.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre.
    A European Growth Policy for Twenty-seven Countries?: Prospects and Problems for a Diversified Union2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 29072.
    Westlund, Hans
    KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
    A multidimensional perspective on entrepreneurship2012In: Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance: Directions for the Sustainable Development and Competitiveness of Regions / [ed] Karlsson C, Johansson B and Stough R., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing , 2012, p. 192-220Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29073.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth .
    A New Urban-Rural Relationship Needs a New Social Capital2010In: Social Capital and Development Trends in Rural Areas. Vol. 5 / [ed] Hans Westlund & Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Jönköping: Research Unit for Rural Entrepreneurship and Growth (RUREG), Jönköping International Business School , 2010, p. 77-92Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29074.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre.
    Analyzing social capital of the civil society and economic variables – a spatial problem2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29075.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics. KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
    Collaboration in Innovation Systems and the Role of Social Capital2011In: Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Innovation Performance / [ed] Adam, F. and Westlund, H., Ljubljana: Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analysis (IRSA) , 2011, p. 108-130Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29076.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Comments on President Jack Osman's Presentation2007In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 13-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29077.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development: A Spatial Perspective2005In: Papers in regional science (Print), ISSN 1056-8190, E-ISSN 1435-5957, Vol. 84, no 1, p. 137-139Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29078.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Entrepreneurship in the Region2007In: Journal of regional science, ISSN 0022-4146, E-ISSN 1467-9787, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 390-392Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29079.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics. KTH, Samhällsplanering och miljö.
    Handbook of social capital: The troika of sociology, political science and economics2011In: Papers in regional science (Print), ISSN 1056-8190, E-ISSN 1435-5957, Vol. 90, no 1, p. 240-241Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29080.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth .
    Handbook of Social Capital: The Troika of Sociology, Political Science and Economics2009In: Papers in regional science (Print), ISSN 1056-8190, E-ISSN 1435-5957Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29081.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Högskolans regionala samverkan: drivkrafter, problem och det sociala kapitalets betydelse2005In: Lärande hela livet: en antologi om lärandets betydelse för utveckling i arbetsliv och samhälle, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2005, p. 241-246Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29082.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth .
    Intangible Capital: Its Contribution to Economic Growth, Well-being and Rationality2010In: The Journal of Socio-Economics, ISSN 1053-5357, E-ISSN 1879-1239Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29083.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Järnvägar och regional tillväxt i Skandinavien under 150 år2004In: Strukturernas dynamik: Kontinuitet och förändring i ekonomisk historia, Umeå: Umeå University , 2004, p. 33-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29084.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Kan hela Sverige leva som Gnosjö?2008In: Ska hela Sverige leva?, Stockholm: Formas , 2008, p. 217-228Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29085.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Knowledge Intense Industries, Spatial Externalities and Social Capital2008In: Sociokulturni in organizacijski vidiki prenosa znanja / [ed] Darka Podmenik, Ljubljana: Inštitut za razvojne in strateške analize (IRSA) , 2008, p. 43-60Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29086.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics. KTH, Department of Urban Planning and Environment.
    Multidimensional Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Considerations and Swedish Empirics2011In: Regional Science Policy & Practice, E-ISSN 1757-7802, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 199-218Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Entrepreneurship is often defined as merely the starting-up of new firms. There are obvious advantages in using this simplified definition, not least regarding measurement, but with such a definition there is also a great risk in missing important aspects of entrepreneurship and how it emerges and develops. Therefore, this paper takes its starting point in a broader definition according to which entrepreneurship is a chain of activities, including discovery of opportunities, evaluation of them and gathering resources in order to exploit these opportunities. Based on this definition, this paper examines entrepreneurship in six different spheres of society: economic; social; civil; political; academic; and innovative entrepreneurship. It can be assumed that the six forms of entrepreneurship mutually have impacts on each other, but that the directions of these impacts can vary. This paper makes a first investigation of the six dimensions of entrepreneurship in Sweden and the connections between them and measures of growth at the local government level and in various spatial areas. Economic entrepreneurship, measured in the form of start-ups, is having the strongest connections to growth of population and employment in all types of local government areas. Political entrepreneurship seems completely unimportant for growth of metropolitan and high-growth areas, but strongly correlated to growth in rural and low and medium growth areas.

  • 29087.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Nyttiggörande också bortom den egna sektorn: samhällsentreprenörskap och socialt kapital2009In: Samhällets entreprenörer: En forskarantologi om samhällsentreprenörskap, Stockholm: KK-stiftelsen , 2009, p. 234-251Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29088.
    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.
    Railways and regional growth, dispersion and concentration in Scandinavia over 150 years2018In: Transportation, knowledge and space in urban and regional economics / [ed] K. Matsushima, & W. P. Anderson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 9-23Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29089.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre.
    Regional effects of universities and higher education: A knowledge overview of Swedish, Scandinavian and international experience.2004Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The growing role of knowledge as the base of the economy has meant growing expectations of universities all over the world to function as engines for regional growth. The independent role of universities is slowly being replaced by governmental policies for human capital formation, knowledge dispersion, innovation systems, triple helix, etc. One example is Sweden’s new University Act that added a third task to universities’ two traditional tasks, education and research,viz. cooperation with surrounding society. Theoretically, this change in policy is supported the hypothesis presented by Gibbons et al (1995) of an emerging Mode 2 of knowledge production. Based on Swedish, Scandinavian and international experience, this paper summarizes knowledge of regional effects of universities and higher education. One conclusion is that the “regiment effect” (Florax 1992) seems to be the most obvious regional effect of universities and that hopes for university-led innovative regional development have hitherto seldom been fulfilled. The paper also analyses the obstacles to more intimate cooperation between universities and surrounding society and knowledge production a la Mode 2. This analysis is performed by applying the concept of social capital. Two of the conclusions are that most regions do not have the capacity to absorb the output of the universities (Florida & Cohen 1999), and that the internal social capital of universities is not adapted to governments’ demands, nor are the relations between universities and other stakeholders in regions.

  • 29090.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Regional effects of universities and higher education:  A knowledge overview of Swedish, Scandinavian and international experience2005In: Uddevalla Symposium 2004: Regions in Competition and Co-operation, Trollhättan/Uddevalla : University of Trollhättan/Uddevalla , 2005, p. 851-879Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29091.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth .
    Social Capital and Business Development in High-Technology Clusters2009In: International Small Business Journal, ISSN 0266-2426, E-ISSN 1741-2870Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29092.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics. KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
    Social capital and governance for efficient water management2014In: Community based water management and social capital / [ed] K. Kobayashi, I Syabri, IRD Ari, H Jeong, London: IWA Publishing, 2014, p. 59-68Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29093.
    Westlund, Hans
    KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
    Social capital and regional development: Research achievements and remaining problems2012In: Scienze Regionali, ISSN 1720-3929, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 7-21Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the last nineteen years we have witnessed an explosion of research on social capital in almost all the social sciences. The question addressed by this paper is the following one: what has been achieved during these years? The first part of the discussion is devoted to a review of the most influential definitions of social capital. The second point concerns the theoretical arguments on social capital's impact on regional development: how social capital affects production, incomes and other output that we normally consider to be development. Starting from these considerations, the main theoretical problems in literature will be pointed out. Finally, the last part of this work refers to the future for studies on social capital and local and regional development.

  • 29094.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Social Capital and the Creative Class: Civil Society, Regional Development and High-Tech Industry in Japan2007In: Uddevalla Symposium 2007: Institutions for Knowledge Generation and Knowledge Flows – Building Innovative Capabilities for Regions, Trollhättan/Uddevalla: Department of Economics and Informatics, University West , 2007, p. 295-317Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29095.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
    Social Capital in the Age of Megacities and the Knowledge Economy2014In: Emergent urbanism / [ed] T Haas, K Olsson, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, p. 65-71Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29096.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
    Social Capital in the Knowledge Economy: Theory and Empirics2006Book (Other academic)
  • 29097.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Social Capital, Networks and Economic Development: An Analysis of Regional Productive Systems, by María Semitel Garcá2007In: Papers in regional science (Print), ISSN 1056-8190, E-ISSN 1435-5957, Vol. 86, no 4, p. 657-659Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29098.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre.
    Social capital of a knowledge intense industry: A comparison of the biotech industry in Sweden, California and Japan2005Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29099.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS Entrepreneurship Centre. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
    Socialt kapital och tillväxt i kunskapsekonomin: Ett regionalpolitiskt perspektiv på civilsamhället2005In: Civilsamhället: Några forskningsfrågor, Stockholm: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond i samarbete med Gidlunds Förlag , 2005, p. 100-109Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29100.
    Westlund, Hans
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics. KTH, Urbana och regionala studier.
    Societal Entrepreneurship and Social Capital2011In: Social Capital and Development Trends in Rural Areas Vol. 6. / [ed] Kobayashi, K., Westlund, H. and Jeong, H., Kyoto: MARG (Marginal Areas Research Group) , 2011, p. 9-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
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