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  • 51.
    Bijedic, Jasmina
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik.
    Forsberg, Angelica
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik.
    Push the button: En studie om färgens påverkan på CTA-knappar2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
  • 52.
    Blomqvist, Eva
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Data- och elektroteknik.
    OntoCase - A Pattern-based Ontology Construction Approach2007Inngår i: Proccedings of OTM 2007: ODBASE - The 6th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, November 25-30, 2007, 2007Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 53.
    Bodderas, Chris
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Trying to become "The World’s Cosiest Airport": A Case Study on Customer Experience Management from a Service Delivery Network perspective2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    The practical relevancy of Customer Experience Management is increasing. The research on the topic has still not found common ground in all areas. Most scholars still fail to see the advantage of adopting a broader perspective of Customer Experience Management and integrating factors that lie out of the focal company’s control into the scope of the conceptual framework. The aim of this thesis is to clarify the principal elements that constitute Customer Experience Management and explore what role the Service Delivery Network plays in this context and how it can be managed more effectively with the help of IT/IS. To explore the problem empirically, a case study approach was used. The author had the possibility to investigate the Passenger Experience activities of Tallinn Airport which has the unique goal of becoming "The World’s Cosiest Airport". Summarizing the findings of the thesis very briefly, the following things should be noted. First, the case study has shown empirically that passengers’ experiences with different companies in a Service Delivery Network interfere with each other. Second, the findings suggest that Partner Management is an important part of Passenger Experience Management. Third, IT and mobile IT in particular are good means to manage Passenger Experiences. Especially, mobile applications have a huge potential to support a customer’s self-management and co-create an experience. A potential avenue for future research would be 1. to take on the passenger perspective on the topic and 2. to replicate the study or at least parts of it at other airports to allow cross-case analyses.

  • 54.
    Bross, Philipp
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    The potentials of Blockchain technology in logistics2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Background:           Blockchain technology is recently receiving a lot of attention from researchers as well as from many different industries. There are promising application areas for the logistics sector like digital document exchange and tracking of goods, but there is no existing research on these topics. This thesis aims to contribute to the research of information systems in logistics in combination with Blockchain technology.  

     

    Purpose:                  The purpose of this research is to explore the capabilities of Blockchain technology regarding the concepts of privacy, transparency and trust. In addition, the requirements of information systems in logistics regarding the mentioned concepts are studied and brought in relation to the capabilities of Blockchain technology. The goal is to contribute to a theoretical discussion on the role of Blockchain technology in improving the flow of goods and the flow of information in logistics.

     

    Method:                   The research is carried out in the form of an explorative case study. Blockchain technology has not been studied previously in a logistics setting and therefore, an inductive research approach is chosen by using thematic analysis. The case study is based on a pilot test which had the goal to facilitate a Blockchain to exchange documents and track shipments.

     

    Conclusion:             The findings reflect that the research on Blockchain technology is still in its infancy and that it still takes several years to facilitate the technology in a productive environment. The Blockchain has the capabilities to meet the requirements of information systems in logistics due to the ability to create trust and establish an organisation overarching platform to exchange information.

  • 55.
    Bruhn, Cecilia
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Mozgira, Linda
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    What is the Perception of Computer-Based Business Simulation Games as a Tool for Learning?2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Computer-based business simulation games are rather commonly used tools for learning in business courses in Sweden. However, not always expectations of teachers are achieved with respect to the simulation game as a learning tool. There are number of aspects that students are not satisfied with when it comes down to the use of simulation game and as a result, a gap between these parties evolves. Thus, we have tried to identify the benefits and drawbacks seen by teachers and students and derived critical success factors for achieving higher learning outcome from the use of simulation games.

    In order to do that, we have carried out 6 interviews with teachers across Sweden who have been using simulation games in their courses. Furthermore, student opinions were gathered through questionnaire and class observation.

    It was concluded that teachers see the simulation game as a very good tool for learning. Still, students are not fully satisfied, since they are expecting more feedback and support from teachers when they are using the game. Further-more, although the game is supposed to give a good reflection of reality, not always it was seen so by students. Thus, it is important to communicate and introduce the game properly in the course as well as have an assignment that en-courage learning and helps students to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice that would be closely linked to reality.

  • 56.
    Buanahagi, Edelson da Glória Baltazar
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Odoko, Akpotareghe
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Knowledge Management as a Strategic Resource to gain Competitive Advantage2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Even though knowledge management has progressed from an embryonic to an increasingly recognized discipline over the course of the last decade, the bulk of studies in knowledge management have been descriptive and focused on definitions and integrating existing definitions. There have been relatively few studies (mostly surveys) that focus on knowledge management in relation to other organizational factors (Zack, McKeen & Singh, 2009), and work in the area of knowledge management and competitive advantage has been found to be theoretically and empirically immature and underdeveloped (Chuang, 2004).

     

    Therefore, aim of this research was to fill in the identified gaps by utilizing the resource-based view of a company to conduct an exploratory qualitative study to provide empirical and practical evidence regarding the relationship between knowledge management and competitive advantage. This was done mainly through interviews with knowledge management academics and practitioners in an attempt to have multiple perspectives on the matter to gain deeper understanding.

     

    From the interviews, a number of observations were made. First, knowledge management can be used strategically to gain competitive advantage but this can only be done by introducing a successful knowledge management initiative. This calls for an implementation approach based on focus and measurement as principles and that takes into account strategy, organizational learning, culture and systems and technology as pre-conditional dimensions for a successful knowledge management project. In addition, these principles and preconditions all have to take the people into consideration as the people play a centre role in this system, being the ones that actually establish, run and maintain these mechanisms.

     

    These findings are then synthesized into a knowledge management implementation model that may serve as a starting point for further research in successful knowledge management implementation. Practitioners may also use these findings and model as a tool for successful knowledge management implementation.

  • 57.
    Bär, Florian
    et al.
    University of Rostock, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Datavetenskap och informatik. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik. University of Rostock, Germany.
    Schmidt, Rainer
    Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
    On the Maturity of Service Process Modeling and Analysis Approaches2016Inngår i: 19th International Conference, BIS 2016, Proceedings, Leipzig, July 6-8, 2016. / [ed] Witold Abramowicz, Rainer Alt, Bogdan Franczyk, Springer, 2016, Vol. 255, s. 356-367Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Prior research has provided a number of approaches for the specification and analysis of service processes. However, little is known about their level of maturity regarding considered dimensions and characteristics. The present study represents a first step towards filling this gap. Drawing upon recent formalizations and delineations of service, a model for assessing the maturity of service modeling and analysis tools is derived. As part of a systematic literature review, it is applied to a set of 47 service blueprinting techniques to determine their maturity. The study’s findings indicate a high level of maturity regarding control flow and resource integration for most of the identified approaches. However, there are several shortcomings with respect to the input and output dimensions of the service process. The study proposes a set of research questions to stimulate future research and address the identified shortcomings.

  • 58.
    Bülbül, Merve
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Information Privacy and Security as a Service2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
  • 59.
    Casanovas, Ines
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Exploring the Current Theoretical Background About Adoption Until Institutionalization of Online Education in Universities: Needs for further research2010Inngår i: Electronic Journal of e-Learning, ISSN 1479-4403, E-ISSN 1479-4403, Vol. 8, nr 2, s. 73-84Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Online education in institutional contexts means new organizational problems. The fact that universities need to change to accommodate the impact of technology on learning is already known and accepted. Coping with changes from adoption until institutionalization of online education represents a formidable management challenge for universities. Online education, under the umbrella of e-learning was perceived by several early researchers as an innovation per-se, "established and embedded" in educational institutions. Nevertheless, the Department for Education and Skills of UK insists that e-learning is not embedded at any stage of education. The focus was strongly set on technological, practical and pedagogical aspects but there are relevant reports about failures in embedding innovations in educational institutions. The institutional lack of strategies to cope with international students and new technologies as well as supporting for future online developments clearly appeared in recent studies. Competition in the market of Higher Education has pushed universities towards the adoption of sophisticated organizational practices to ensure effectiveness. These new institutional models require changing traditional functions and roles, as online education does not usually fit into the existing university structure. The transition from on-campus to online education evolves in new roles, either in the pedagogical or in the administration domains. Organizational factors, more than teachers and students attitudes or technological features seem to mark the differences in the general perception about technology-mediated education getting successfully embedded in institutional new programs, roles, procedures, culture and structures. The aim of this paper is to revisit the existing theoretical background about the process from adoption until institutionalization of online education and explore the needs for further research. The overall purpose is to encourage researchers to fill the gaps of knowledge helping university managers to address a more clear understanding of the individual and organizational interactions that influence the development of strategies and institutionalization of emergent online educational initiatives. Exploring the current theoretical background it could be found that IT-innovation adoption models describe very extensively organizational issues, but they mainly take into account educational innovation take-up, adoption and implementation as isolated stages. They focus on factors and prescribed practices, but not on the human interactions during the transition from individual adoption until institutionalization. The disconnection between individual and organizational IT adoption research was remarked by the Diffusion Interest Group in Information Technology (DIGIT) in their 2004 conference. Since then, several authors have claimed for a better understanding of this linkage. The lack of clearness about the phenomena and a description of how individual and group-level processes enable and/or hinder the development of organizational routines, were reported as a still under-developed topic and according to the findings of this review it seems to be still an ongoing theme. Consequently, under the circumstance of the transformation that universities are undergoing, the need for a systematic study analyzing the implementation of emergent IT innovations in education appears as significant. Particularly, the process from its adoption at individual level until its institutionalization and the linkage between individual and organizational purposes need to be addressed.

  • 60.
    Casanovas, Ines
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Fernandez, Gladys
    Hrastinski, Stefan
    Keller, Christina
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Lindh, Jörgen
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Teachers' Perception of Institutional Strategies on e-Learning Implementations: A Comparative Study of an Argentinian and a Swedish University2008Inngår i: Proceedings of ICEL: The 3rd International Conference on E-learning 2008 / [ed] Dan Remenyi, 2008, s. 87-94Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 61.
    Casanovas, Ines
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Fernandez, Gladys
    Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Argentina.
    Tomassino, Carlos
    Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Argentina.
    Professors' driving and limiting factors for the adoption of e-learning in higher education within Argentine context2008Inngår i: Proceedings of X International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, Brazil, 2008, s. 264-268Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Implementing e-learning needs an accurate understanding of the users requirements to be met but we also felt that higher education professors have driving and limiting factors that encourages or prevent themselves in facing the first step in e-learning. This scenario was explored by designing and distributing a questionnaire among professors from engineer careers at National Technology University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We selected them taking into account different formation backgrounds in order to avoid biases in answers. We then performed a comparative analysis and it was shown that 95% of them were very or rather positive towards e-learning; their main purposes to use it were related with improving interaction and not technical facilities. Driving factors were mainly the search of pedagogical improvements. Barriers were both individual concerns (lack of technical knowledge and time) and institutional (lack of incentives and technical support).

  • 62.
    Cenusa, Anita
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Knowledge Transfer at Husqvarna AB: The role of leadership, IT and management2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
  • 63.
    Chen, Bo
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Zeng, Zili
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    ERP Usage in Practice: Understanding End-Users ‘Acceptance of ERP Systems in Chinese large companies by applying UTAUT model2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: The Enterprise  Resource  Planning system is  an  emerging  technology  that belongs to the scientific discipline of information systems. In simple words the ERP system integrates an organization’s resources and also involves business processes and organiza-tional changes. With the ubiquitous growth of IS investment, ERP systems implementation grows strongly. More and more companies introduced ERP systems. However many ERP implementation success stays at technical perspective. Users’ acceptance of ERP system is the key to the ERP implementation.

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate and research factors that have affected the  end-users’ acceptance of the ERP  system  during  post-implementation  phase  of  the ERP implantation lifecycle.

    Method: In  order  to  understand the ERP  system  acceptance  in practices,  this  study  will collect data from two Chinese companies. Employees from two Chinese companies will be selected as  target  group  for  user  acceptance research.  With the  analysis  of  collected  data, user acceptance of the ERP system in those two Chinese companies will be studied. Inter-views and questionnaire are used in this study. This study will interview with ERP export and  generate  the  factors that could  have possible affected users’ acceptance. Hypotheses will  be  deduced by  those  factors. Based  on  the  primary  data  of questionnaires regression analysis is used to test those hypotheses to identify those factors.

     Results: Research results show the factors that influence end-user acceptance of the ERP system. The factors are: Business process adoption, ERP system performance, ERP com-munication, ERP  functionality, Computer nervousness, Technological  innovation, Social impact and support, ERP support. Organizations need to pay attention to those important factors in order to improve the ERP system acceptance among end-users.

  • 64.
    Chen, Yifan
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Salmanian, Wolfram
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    User Acceptance in the Sharing Economy: An explanatory study of Transportation Network Companies in China based on UTAUT22017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    For many years, research on user acceptance of different technologies has been one of the most important topics within the field of information systems. In markets with the sheer size and uniqueness of the Chinese mobile economy fostered rapid development of sharing economy firms. Transportation Network Companies (TNC) can be regarded as a context of the sharing economy that focuses on personal transportation. Intrigued by the immense success of TNC and notorious competition between TNC companies Uber and DiDi in China, we study why users are susceptible to TNC. In this study, user acceptance is defined as intention to use TNC and the actual use of TNC. This study aims to examine what factors affect user acceptance of TNC in China and to what extent. By this, the thesis aims to provide TNC with adequate recommendations for success. The state of the art user acceptance model UTAUT2 has been used in this research with an explanatory purpose and a deductive approach. The UTAUT2 model consists of factors related to user acceptance, such as Performance Expectancy, Effort Expectancy, Social Influence, Facilitating Conditions, Hedonic Motivation, Price Value and Habit. These factors were individually tested with Simple Linear Regression to determine their influence on user acceptance. These calculations were executed upon quantitative data from an electronically distributed survey. Upon analysis of the findings, research and practical implications are provided such as managerial recommendations for how TNC can raise user acceptance and increase market share.

  • 65.
    Coyne, Bradley
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    The 21 st Century Manufacturer:: The Role of Smart Products in the Transition from a Product to a Service Based Focus in Manufacturing Industries2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Service industries have grown extensively over the past few decades on the back of globalized business trends. With increasing competition, product firms are struggling on product sales alone. Hence, both products and services are being bundled into what is known as offerings. Moreover, firms are looking into how they can improve their offerings to meet customer needs with the help of smart products. Smart products are described as products able to communicate and interact with other electronic devices as well as being self aware. One of these examples is conditional monitoring whereby the product is houses built in sensors to communicate with a back end ERP system providing the supplier a transparent view and real-time update into the status and service needs for both the product and customer.

    Purpose: The aim of this thesis is to explore how smart products can help leverage services for product firms moving towards a service focus.

    Method: In addressing the purpose a case study strategy was applied. An inductive approach was used, and interviews were conducted with two Swedish manufacturers, SKF and Atlas Copco. SAP, a software provider was also interviewed. Lastly, a qualitative approach was used and secondary data was collected through annual reports, as well as public company information.

    Conclusions: Smart products show the capability of being able to record, transmit and act upon their behavior and usage. One major finding from the thesis is that smart products enable product firms to extend their service portfolios from a transactional to a relational standpoint through real time information feeds. This includes asset maintenance as well as monitoring and visibility into client operations. In addition, traditional product firms help product firm’s move towards a service strategy. Another finding of the thesis is that information visibility shows a positive co-relation with the service provider’s ability to take on more risk increasing service revenues and customer lock in and increase value co-creation. On the other hand smart products show to be challenging to product firms new to service development. These challenges include increasing initial infrastructure costs and high level of maintenance and complexity of the smart products.

  • 66.
    Dahlberg, Christopher
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Data- och elektroteknik.
    Pehrsson, David
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Data- och elektroteknik.
    Testsystem för utredning av integrerad styrning för RC-helikopter2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    This report is about the creation of a test system for development of a control system for a off the shelf RC-helicopter, which can be bought for about two thousand SEK. The test system consists of both electronics for controlling the helicopter and mechanical constrainer. The constrainer is used for mounting the helicopter so that it won´t crash.A circuit board including processor and sensors was manufactured. This was used for doing test of the different control algorithms. In this way were we able to analyze the quality of the sensors chosen, and what other sensors that could contribute to the control of the system.Basic helicopter control have been studied and presented in the report. Also different kinds of regulation algorithm were presented. These have also been implemented and tested in the test system.Experiments were made to identify how signals in the radio controller were mixed and translated before they were sent to the receiver, to be used to control the helicopter. This could later be used to translate the control signal from the regulators.Demonstrations, with the help of the test system, revealed the pros and cons of the different sensors and other hardware. Different regulation techniques were also tested and analyzed.

  • 67.
    Delcheva, Yana
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Challenges during the transition to Agile methodologies: A holistic overview2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
  • 68.
    Deumic, Almedina
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Tran, Tuyet-Tu
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Canales Olguin, Rodrigo
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Upphovsrättslagen: Hur effektiv är den nya lagen och har den lyckats påverka attityderna hos fildelare2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Fildelning har på sistone varit ett aktuellt ämne i media där den nya upphovsrättslagen har diskuterats för fullt. När den nya upphovsrättslagen infördes 1 juli 2005 i Sverige, skapades det ett intresse från vår sida att undersöka vilken inverkan den nya lagen skulle få och om den skulle lyckas minska fildelningen.

    Denna teknik går till så att man delar med sig av sina filer (media till andra användare antingen genom Internet eller i ett nätverk. Genom att dela med sig av sina filer kan man själv få tillgång till andras filer. Men för att kunna fildela krävs det att man använder speciella fildelningsprogram som exempelvis Bittorrent, DC och Kazaa. Det som vi strävar efter med denna rapport är att se om lagen har påverkat fildelarnas attityd gentemot fildelning, men också hur den nya upphovsrättslagen har påverkat fildelningen idag.

    I referensramen har vi tagit upp redan befintlig fakta (sekundär data) som vi anser relevant för forskningens syfte. Här vill vi att läsaren ska kunna sätta sig in i arbetet för att lättare förstå och få en överblick över fildelning och dess lag. Intresseorganisationen Antipiratbyrån har beskrivits kortfattat eftersom de är den största organisationen i Sverige som kämpar för att stoppa illegal fildelning men vi har också tagit upp lite om Piratbyrån som är för fildelning och är Antipiratbyråns största rival. Här har vi även tagit upp de två första fildelningsfallen i Sverige.

    Vi har även samlat in primär data från olika tänkbara fildelare. En enkät har utvecklats som besvarades av 92 respondenter i åldrarna 16-35 år. De har delats ut i Jönköpings högskolor, Per Brahe gymnasiet samt på allmänna platser. Enkäten fokuserar på ämnet fildelning, men också på upphovsrättslagen och innehåller mest frågor med bestämda svarsalternativ men också några frågor med öppna svar, där respondenterna får svara med egna ord. Enkätundersökningen är av kvantitativ karaktär medan analysen av enkäterna är av kvalitativ karaktär.

    Utifrån vår referensram, samt våra resultat från enkäten har vi försökt analysera dessa så gott det går och svarat på våra två forskningsfrågor.

    Vi har kommit fram till att upphovsrättslagen inte fungerar tillräckligt bra. Genom enkäten har vi dragit slutsatsen till att ingen reducering av fildelning har skett. Av de många anmälningar som gjorts av Antipiratbyrån har också bara ett fåtal fall gått till domstol. För att upphovsrättslagen ska fungera bättre krävs det mer insatser för att stoppa fildelningen.

  • 69.
    Dimitrov, Dimitar
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Informationsteknik.
    Towards cloud application architectural patterns: transfer, evolution, innovation and oblivion2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Recently, cloud computing has been gaining more and more popularity. Misunderstanding, misusing and underutilizing the cloud offerings, though, both from business and technical perspective still poses a threat to the success of cloud projects. On the technical side, one of the main reasons for success or failure is often the architectural design of the system – if a system is not architected the “cloud way”, using cloud’s special characteristics, the business benefits of such a system are often questionable at best. Software architecture through architectural patterns – reusable generic solutions to classes of problems – has for long been a good way to overcome the challenges of software architecture.

    This paper focuses on establishing the grounds and highlighting the differences of the knowledge transfer regarding architectural patterns from building pre-cloud (“traditional”) software systems to building cloud-native systems.

    The following 3 research questions drive this research:

    RQ1.     How does the existing knowledge on architectural patterns relate to the cloud computing environment?

    RQ2.     Which characteristics of architectural patterns make them suitable for the cloud environment?

    RQ3.     How can architectural pattern evolution be documented effectively for usage in the practice?

    In order to answer these 3 research questions and considering their focus is on utility i.e. creating a model which can be directly used in practice, the research uses design science research methodology (Peffers, et al., 2007-8). The emphasis in this methodology is iteratively building artefact(s) which can be improved and proven through practice that they actually help solving the problem at hand.

    This research contributes with building 4 inter-connected artefacts:

    • a cloud applicability taxonomy of architectural patterns (CATAP) showing how applicable to a cloud environment an architectural pattern is and why;
    • a pattern-to-characteristics mapping showing how using an architectural pattern affects the resulting system in traditional and cloud environments;
    • a pattern form documenting the architectural patterns and the findings about them in the previous two artefacts;
    • a wiki site, APE Wiki, which makes the results available to the public for reference and discussion and improvement.

    This research has a few interesting findings. First of all, the current architectural pattern knowledge seems to be very mature as no pattern has been found to have significantly evolved because of cloud – the architectural patterns are really generic and very flexible and only their effect on system characteristics has changed with the environment switch. On the other hand, a few new patterns were discovered and documented, which confirms the need for special attention to the new environment. Apart from that, the pattern-to-characteristics mapping provides interesting insights into which characteristics are most important for cloud and where there is a gap which may need to be filled.

    This paper presents both the process and the results of the research as equally important as replicating and extending this research could help in maturing the results and the knowledge about architecting systems for cloud thus increasing the chances of success of cloud projects.

  • 70.
    Dong, Zhu
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Challenges and Opportunities in Migrating to Web-based Informations Services: Perspective of Web-based Enterprise2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    For now, vastly growing Web-technology has matured enough to become an attractiveplatform for business applications and organizational information systems. Indeed, largeand small organizations are increasing their investment in Web-based Information Systems(IS) resources, such as Electronic Commerce, Intranets and Extranets. As DIWA(1999) explained that Web technology is often presented as a 'revolution' in informationsystem technologies in the business press, which could propel change from static, hierarchicalstructures to more dynamic, flexible and 'knowledge-based' organizationalforms. To the companies, more and more legacy information and database systems arebeing migrated to Web-based environments.

    This research aims to analyse and advise enterprises to be Web-based enterprise withchallenges and opportunities.

    During the research, the author investigated a company that were using the Web-based(applications made available via the World Wide Web) information service. For obtainingreliable conclusions and delivering valuable advises, various research methods wereadopted by the author including qualitative research methodology, analysis, interviews,and literature study. Data was collected through lecture review and in-depth interviews.

    Undoubtedly, there are some troubles existed in migrating, such as technologies for restructureinformation system structure, resource distribution, benefit analysis, planningand management, operation and maintenance etc.

    But still obviously, as the research shows that there are many benefits can be got followsthe implementation of Web-based solution, which includes improving efficiency,modernizing company IT environment, providing better IS/IT systems’ maintenanceand providing more agility and functionality etc.

  • 71.
    Duah, Frank Agyemang
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Ofori, Kingsley Asante
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Ugulu, Jonathan Sunday
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE OF ERP (PERSPECTIVE OF IMPLEMENTERS)2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
  • 72.
    Eriksson, Carl-Oscar
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    Tornberg, Jesper
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Industriell organisation och produktion.
    Värdeflödesanalys i ett råmaterialflöde: En fallstudie där icke-värdeskapande aktiviteter och dess orsaksfaktorer identifieras2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte – Studiens syfte är att utifrån en värdeflödesanalys kartlägga ett råmaterialflöde samt identifiera icke-värdeskapande aktiviteter och föreslå förbättringsförslag. För att besvara syftet har det brutits ned i tre följande frågeställningar: Vilka icke-värdeskapande aktiviteter kan identifieras i flödet? Vad finns det för argument till att åtgärda de upptäckta icke- värdeskapande aktiviteterna Hur kan de upptäckta icke-värdeskapande aktiviteterna åtgärdas för att höja effektiviteten?

    Metod - Den genomförda studien är en fallstudie vilken bygger på en induktiv ansats med kvantitativa inslag. Den använda metoden är av kvalitativ karaktär då studien grundar sig på intervjuer och tolkning utifrån observationer av den grundläggande datainsamlingen. Datainsamlingen har genomförts utifrån litteraturstudier, intervjuer, observationer och dokumentstudier. För att nå en hög trovärdighet har det vid utformning av intervjufrågor varit viktigt att dessa kunnat kopplats till uppfyllnad av syftet. Detta arbete gjordes för att minimera risken för systematiska fel.

    Resultat – Studiens resultat bygger på en kartläggning av ett flöde där en nulägesanalys genomfördes för att sedan genomföra en värdeflödesanalys. Utifrån värdeflödesanalysen framgick det att en brist i flödet var höga nivåer av slöserier. Det största identifierade slöseriet var bristande kvalité, främst orsakat av produktion av defekta produkter. Denna brist påverkar vidare stora delar av flödet. De åtgärdsförslag vilka läggs fram i studien är att via en förändring av kulturen på företaget, genomföra standarder och vidare jobba med ständiga förbättringar.

    Implikationer – Resultatet visar vikten av att arbeta med effektivisering av slöserier vilket i studiens fall leder till bristande kvalitet främst i form av produktion av defekta produkter. Studien har ett praktiskt bidrag till tillverkande företag, genom att ta till sig de presenterade åtgärdsförslagen kan det generera en bättre samsyn på kvalitet i verksamheten. Även ett teoretiskt bidrag ges i form av att ämnet ständigt är under utveckling och behöver ny uppdaterad data. Vidare forskning skulle kunna se över hur man rent tekniskt och psykologiskt implementerar en förändring likt denna.

    Begränsningar – Resultatet kan vara svårt att generalisera eftersom detta är en studie genomförd som en enfallsdesign. Vidare är det även komplext att undersöka och utveckla en studie vilken visar på hur kvalitet är kopplat till företagskultur.

  • 73.
    Eriksson, Hanna
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik.
    Parflo, Emelie
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik.
    Mobile application onboarding processes effect on user attitude towards continued use of applications2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    The growing popularity of smartphones in recent years has led to an increase in mobile application development and use. However, a large number of mobile applications are only used once before being removed. For companies and organizations to spend time and money on application development only to achieve low user retention rates is unsustainable. During their first interaction with a mobile application it is crucial that users find functionality and value quickly to avoid discontinuation of use. User onboarding is often implemented in mobile applications to aid in first time interaction, making onboarding processes subject of investigation for effect on user attitude towards continued use of mobile applications.

    The study examined mobile onboarding processes and their effect on user attitude towards continued use of applications as well as the difference between onboarding processes effect on user attitude towards continued use of applications. The study was conducted within-subjects through a survey consisting of interaction with two prototypes with different onboarding processes and a questionnaire based on the technology acceptance model in order to investigate the variables of interest. The results of the survey were analyzed to measure the effects of the onboarding processes on the factors of the technology acceptance model and to investigate the differences between the onboarding processes.

    The results showed that user onboarding has a positive influence on perceived usefulness, attitude towards use and intention to use. There was no significant difference between the different types of onboarding patterns effect on attitude towards continued use. The positive effects on attitude and intention to use confirmed that implementing onboarding processes in mobile applications could be beneficial for value proposition and user retention. The perceived usefulness proved to be the determining factor on attitude and intention to use.

  • 74.
    Eriksson, Marcus
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik.
    A user experience framework for development of business intelligence systems2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    This report describes the process and steps in detail needed to be taken in order to develop a theoretical user experience design (UX) framework for business intelligence (BI) systems interfaces. The purpose of this study was to develop a theoretical framework based on existing research and combine it with empirical data gathered from professionals in BI systems industry in Sweden using the design science research method framework. With a younger generation of users moving in to key positions in organizations and enterprises higher UX demands are placed on BI systems interfaces. Companies developing BI systems lack standardized routines for implementing UX in their BI solutions. This shows that a framework consisting of UX methods and theory specified towards and applicable to development processes in Swedish BI industry is needed. This study shows the pervasiveness of the design science research method combining rigor from the knowledge base of existing research with relevance from an industry context. The study resulted in a framework being developed using iterative build-evaluate iterations a scalable UX framework for BI systems interfaces covering areas from planning and strategizing to implementation, maintenance and evaluation.

  • 75.
    Falk, Sebastian
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Shyshka, Andriy
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    The Cloud Marketplace: A Capability-Based Framework for Cloud Ecosystem Governance2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Within the last five years, the market of cloud computing has shown rapid growth. However, despite the increasing popularity, researchers highlight numerous concerns regarding limited interoperability of systems hosted by different cloud providers as well as restricted customization of cloud solutions. In order to counter aforemen-tioned challenges, this study investigates the idea of introducing a marketplace for cloud services that leverage the service-oriented architecture (SOA) paradigm and of-fers software solutions, computing capabilities from cloud providers, components developed by third parties, as well as access to integration and audit services. The goal of the study lies in conceptualizing the idea and the evaluation of demand it may raise from the key cloud actors. In this regard, existing frameworks of cloud compu-ting and SOA contributed to the development of an initial model that was further improved through the interviewing process. The results of this study include a capa-bility-based framework for the cloud marketplace which not only clarifies the role and activities of the different actors but also contains the necessary features of the marketplace that are needed to ensure the proper workflow. In addition to that, the actors’ incentives and concerns regarding the marketplace were analyzed by applying SWOT-analysis. While the analysis revealed both positive interest and present de-mand among the actors, the identified weaknesses and threats highlight the need for further investigations in order to put the idea into practice.

  • 76.
    Fang, Li
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Patrecia, Sylvia
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Critical Success Factors in ERP Implementation2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    ERP systems link together an organization’s strategy, structure, and business processes with the IT system. The different way of handling the process of ERP implementation brings about many success and failure stories. By doing research on 1) what are the critical success factors in the implementation of ERP 2) why are these factors critical 3) what is the criticality degree of each factor 4) how important are these factors for customers, consultants, and vendors, the report aims to to identify the critical success factors in ERP implementation and understand the criticality degree of each factor from the perspectives of three parties (companies, consultants & vendors).

    The research is proceeded with combined methods of qualitative and quantitative. The qualitative method for the interviews was chosen in order to get the information in depth. A semi-structured interview helps to provide some basic questions as guideline.

    Furthermore, the quantitative approach contributes to manipulating the data for a more comprehensive analysis of empirical findings. This report states 11 CSFs (Critical Success Factors) from three points of view: strategic, tactical, and cultural. They are: Top management support and ERP strategy, Business Process Reengineering, Project team & change management, Retain the experienced employee, Consultant and vendor support, Monitoring and evaluation of performance, Problems anticipation (troubleshooting, bugs, etc.), Organizational culture, Effective communication, and Cultural diversity. By testing the perceived CSFs in six respondents (VSM Group, Scania, Sogeti, SYSteam, Oracle, and SAP), this report puts the 11 factors into three overall ranks (most critical, medium critical, and less critical), gains 3 other new critical factors (testing, business model, and client’s resources), and clarifies the diverse opinions about CSFs from customers/companies, consultants, and vendors. The most critical factors are Top management support, BPR, Project team & change management, and Effective communication. The medium critical factors go to ERP strategy, Consultant and vendor support, and Organizational culture. And the remaining 4 factors belong to less critical category.

    For the differences, their agreement comes into the 4 most critical factors. In monitoring and evaluation of performance they agree on its less criticality. All customers, consultants and vendors have quite different opinions about the remaining 6 factors.

    Reviewing the research questions, this report has fulfilled the main objectives and purpose. With better understanding of the comprehensive identification of CSFs and criticality rank of each factor, management will be able to judge and allocate essential resources that are required to bring ERP implementation into success.

  • 77.
    Fastnacht, Claas
    et al.
    University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany.
    Koç, Hasan
    University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany.
    Nesterenko, Dimitrijs
    University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Datavetenskap och informatik.
    Comparison of tool support for goal modelling in capability management2016Inngår i: Advanced information systems engineering workshops / [ed] John Krogstie, Haralambos Mouratidis, Jianwen Su, Springer, 2016, s. 29-39Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Capability management is attracting more and more attention in different research and industry areas. A starting point for implementing capability management in an organization often is to identify desired and existing capabilities in relation to the organization’s goals and to specify the capability. Due to the close relationship to organizational goals, tool support for capability modelling should also include capturing goal or even complete enterprise models. The aim of the paper is to contribute to an understanding what kind of tool support is suitable for capability management to capture enterprise goals. The focus in this paper is on goal modelling as part of capability modelling tools and aims at comparing modelling without computer support, modelling with tools enforcing a meta-model and modeling with support of a drawing tool. The comparison is based on experiments.

  • 78.
    Forsberg, Niclas
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Wahlberg, Lars-Åke
    IHH, EMM (Entrepreneurskap, Marknadsföring, Management).
    Bengtsson, Johan
    IHH, EMM (Entrepreneurskap, Marknadsföring, Management).
    Chief Information Officer: A business strategy resource?2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims at describing the CIO role from the perspective of two interviews and the literature on the subject. Our research questions mainly focus on the actual work of a CIO and are answered by providing a framework on how to view the CIO and the influence of the CIO. Influence meaning both on business and IT strategy. We have answered what the CIO role implies and how it is used in different organizations. To do this we have scanned current literature and also conducted two interviews with CIO’s from completely different organizations and resources. A framework for understanding how the IT strategy and business strategy is linked with the CIO as a resource has been created and our interview findings are presented in this framework. We have also found that the CIO with little involvement in overall business strategy decisions has less influence on the IT strategy. This is ex-plained by the nature of the organization and the view of IT.

    A CIO’s primary function could be to strategically align IT with business or to make sure that the IT systems runs flawless. These can be viewed as counterpoints but since the role today is changing from being operative to working more with strategic questions it is not a strange finding. The influence a CIO has in business strategy questions ranges from none to a lot, based on how the CIO role is defined by the organization. This is also well in line with the view of IT. When viewing IT as something that has the possibility to gain competitive advantage, IT gain more credibility, hence the CIO gains more influence on business strategy decisions. We also found that the CIO not only has the overall responsibility of IT in the organization, but also that s/he is supposed to work with questions of concern to the business. This forces the CIO to have an understanding of the end-customer, which in itself creates a better understanding for the business strategy. The CIO should work with questions that not only meet the current demand of the organization they support, but also future needs and potential opportunities where IT can be of specific interest.

  • 79.
    Fredriksson, Andreas
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Wahlstöm, Tomas
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Lindholm, Markus
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    E-marknadsföring och Traditionell marknadsföring: Möjliga kombinatoriska effekter inom bilindustrin2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    A change is gradually taking place in the media industry. Traditional communication channels are being replaced by new, electronic, ones (Johnson, 2003). Segmented marketing is gaining popularity, as the mass-marketing model is becoming more or less obsolete (Kotler et al. 2001). At the same time, the consumers’ attention span is more divided than ever (Neff, 2004). These changes in the marketing environment demand a re-construction of the companies’ marketing efforts (Neff, 2004). They have to reach the customers online but also catch their scattered attention through different communication channels, both new and old ones (Halliday, 2004; Kotler et. al 2001).

    The subject for this study is this combination of new and old marketing methods. We decided to focus on the car-industry, since that industry both uses e-marketing and combine it with traditional marketing. Hence, the purpose of this thesis is to investigate the possible outcomes of the use of emarketing in combination with traditional marketing, within the car-industry. We investigated this matter from a business point-of-view, focusing on companies operating in Sweden. In order to gather information to this thesis, we conducted six interviews with representatives from different car-companies. The empirical study also includes secondary data from one car-company, this because we could not get an interview with this company. We decided to use interviews since it is a preferable method when investigating opinions and personal views (Andersson, 1994). We have identified three main outcomes of the combination of traditional marketing and emarketing. The first one is that companies can encourage their customers to become active, using this combination. The customer is, passively, receiving the advertisement thought traditional media, but can then decide to become active by visiting the company’s echannels. When online, the customer can continue to be active by interact with the content on the website. The second possible outcome, that we have identified, is the opportunity for companies to engage the customer in a two-way communication. The company can start the dialogue, using traditional marketing channels and the customer can answer by using e-channels. The third possible outcome of the combination of traditional- and e-marketing is that companies can use material gathered with electronic methods in their traditional marketing.

  • 80.
    Frennevi, Anton
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Data- och elektroteknik.
    Dataorienterade komponenter för Adobe Flash2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
  • 81.
    Frössling, Claes
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Sarhangpour, Babak
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    IT för att bygga nätverk: Att komplettera personliga relationer med IT2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Globalization has lead to evolvement of teamwork between companies and their customers. One reason for this change is the growth of the IT community and the propagation of the Internet. This in turn has lead to faster communication within business networks and also a higher degree of integration between companies.

    The purpose of this thesis is to describe IT can be used to develop and support networks formed around IT corporations. IT also aim at describing what impact usage of IT within personal networks has on usage of IT within business networks. The thesis is limited to IT-companies using IT artifacts, not only for communication within its organization, but also communicating with its customers and other IT-companies. The companies in this thesis are geographically situated in the same county.

    A qualitative approach has been used based on our purpose to describe what is behind the choice to use IT artifacts in business networks. In the frame of reference we discuss subject such as the concept of network, hierarchies and companies boundaries, relations, communication and trust and security issues using IT. The empirical part consists of interviews with six respondents from six different IT companies. The companies represent a selection with both flat and hierarchic organizations. They operate on different markets and have different customers. Furthermore, they differ in boundaries, hierarchy and grade of integration with customers and suppliers.

    The analysis show that all companies participate in one or more business networks. All but one respondent participate in one or more personal networks. All respondents stress the fact that the face-to-face meeting is till important and it can not be fully replaced by IT. IT is used as a complement in the business networks to easily stay in contact with other participants. However, all respondents are of the opinion that networks only based on IT is not possible based on the fact that deeper trust can not evolve without face-to-face meetings.

    We conclude that IT is an effective tool complementing personal relations through the possibilities of information sharing without having to meet face-to-face. Nevertheless, the face-to-face meeting is yet important.

  • 82.
    Gerdin, Henrik
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Data- och elektroteknik.
    Johansson, Markus
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Data- och elektroteknik.
    UTVECKLING AV WEBBASERAT PLANERINGSVERKTYG2012Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
  • 83.
    Ghazawneh, Ahmad
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan.
    The power of platforms for software development in open innovation networks2011Inngår i: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, ISSN 1470-9503, E-ISSN 1741-5225, Vol. 9, nr 2, s. 140-154Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Firms seeking to satisfy customer needs should not only rely oninternal but also external sources of innovations for the development of theirproducts and services. Consequently, they need to shift their centralisedbusiness approaches by adopting the paradigm of open innovation and theconcept of platforms to harness the value of innovation networks. The aim ofthis paper is to examine the nature of platforms and how their adoption canstimulate external contributions of third-party developers. Based on the analysiswhich illustrated three platform adoption examples from Apple, Facebook andTwitter it is found that a platform approach and its four main elements(components, knowledge, processes and people) affect the entire innovationnetwork and its two dimension of translations. It is also found that each of thethree firms applied its own particular strategy while adopting the four mainplatform elements to suit its own innovation networks.

  • 84.
    Ghazawneh, Ahmad
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan. Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Towards a Process Framework for Managing Mass Collaboration Projects2009Inngår i: The 32nd Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 32), Molde, Norway: IRIS , 2009, s. 1-24Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The developments of new technologies, the new scientific initiatives and thenew global market are giving rise to new phenomenon of collaboration, referred to asmass collaboration, which is mainly derived by communities and self-organizing, and isbased on the new Internet and Web 2.0 technologies, services and tools. To date, this newphenomenon has been researched from strategic perspectives lacking to address themanagerial practices to be applied for its adoption. This paper presents this newphenomenon of collaboration and the concept of Web 2.0, and its technologies, servicesand tools. The paper then proposes a process framework to be used for managing projectsand initiatives that specifically aim to adopt such collaboration form. The proposition ofthe framework is based on an illustration of a case study of a Danish municipality thatapplied mass collaboration on one of its development projects.

  • 85.
    Ghazawneh, Ahmad
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Henfridsson, Ola
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Balancing platform control and external contribution in third-party development: the boundary resources model2013Inngår i: Information Systems Journal, ISSN 1350-1917, E-ISSN 1365-2575, Vol. 23, nr 2, s. 173-192Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Prior research documents the significance of using platform boundary resources (e.g., APIs) for cultivating platform ecosystems through third-party development. However, there are few, if any, theoretical accounts of this relationship. To this end, this paper proposes a theoretical model that centers on two drivers behind boundary resources design and use – resourcing and securing – and how these drivers interact in third-party development. We apply the model to a detailed case study of Apple’s iPhone platform. Our application of the model not only serves as an illustration of its plausibility but also generates insights about the conflicting goals of third-party development: the maintenance of platform control and the transfer of design capability to third-party developers. We generate four specialized constructs for understanding the actions taken by stakeholders in third-party development: self-resourcing, regulation-based securing, diversity-resourcing, and sovereignty securing. Our research extends and complements existing platform literature and contributes new knowledge about an alternative form of system development.

  • 86.
    Ghazawneh, Ahmad
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Mansour, Osama
    Växjö University.
    Research in Information Systems: Implications of the constant changingnature of IT in the social computing era2009Inngår i: Selected Papers of the 32nd Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia: Inclusive Design / [ed] Judith Molka-Danielsen, Norway: Tapir Academic Press , 2009, 1, s. 121-136Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The discussion of the core identity of IS research is dominated by a heated controversy between the narrow and the broad views. The paper reviews different perspectives of the core identity of IS and stand in with the broad view. We argued that the constant changes and developments of IT capabilities dynamically drive the corefocus of IS research and thus a broader view should be adopted. The paper presents the recent changes and developments of IT in the social computing era where we have shown how recent developments have widened the scope of IS research by involving mutliple social aspects of investigation. We concluded the paper by proposing some properties of IS research in this era.

  • 87.
    Giannakis, Stavroula
    et al.
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Lind, Mikael
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Salomonson, Nicklas
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Sundström, Malin
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Kundmöte 2015: Hur framtida möten mellan Göteborg Energi och kunder kan gestalta sig, Slutrapport2008Rapport (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 88.
    Giannakis, Stavroula
    et al.
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Salomonson, Nicklas
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Lind, Mikael
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Sundström, Malin
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Kundmöte 2015: befintliga kundmöten mellan Göteborg Energis kontaktcenter och kunder; slutrapport etapp 12008Rapport (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 89.
    Gnezdova, Irina
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Khorasani, Leyla
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    IT Konsulter: Den Framträdande Strategiska Konsulten2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    The changed role of IT continuously influences organisational development, the individual and his role in the organization, different kinds of structures, management processes and strategies. One of the big concerns for IT firms is the need for IT consultants with enough experience to effectively and rapidly understand the business procedures of the firm in or-der to become a resource. In the classic IT-consultant role in the early days of IT, quite dif-ferent features were expected from them in their work procedures. The structure of how and which tasks they were expected to handle has undergone an indisputable transforma-tion. Today’s IT consultants are expected to know how to think in business strategic man-ners as well as the IT strategic manners. The need to formulate this role explicitly has thus emerged. So far it has been a case of implicit non-formulated way of handling this role. We present the implications of these regards, namely the Emerging Strategic Consultant (ESC).

    The purpose of the thesis is to gain knowledge about obstacles and difficulties in the proc-ess of introducing the IT-consultants to their expected role as a Strategic consultant. We also intend to give recommendations for improvements based on the study when we find apparent correlations.

    In order to fulfil this purpose and to present a reliable and valid report a qualitative analysis method was used. We wanted to get a deeper understanding of the chosen subject matter, therefore, we conducted interviews and questionnaires in the studied company, Systeam.

    After having analyzed and compared the empirical findings with the theoretical framework we can point out that there are some problems concerning the new strategic role of the consultants and the potential difficulties relating to these. On the whole we can state that management at Systeam have made a really effective job when hiring the right consultants to fit into their company strategy, however with a great deal of intricacy. The empirical study revealed that finding these consultants is not an easy task and takes some effort from many people. However, along with the positive aspects we have found some problems re-garding the replacing and introduction of the consultants into their strategic role. Among the main problems can be named lack of adequate documentation in projects, different personal expectations and non-existence of any documented explicit strategy about how a consultant should work in order to achieve strategic alignment of Business and IT. Draw-ing from this we have gathered some recommendations for the company to consider, which will be presented in the study.

  • 90.
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Lind, Mikael
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Coordination and transformation in business processes: Towards an integrated view2008Inngår i: Business Process Management Journal, ISSN 1463-7154, E-ISSN 1758-4116, Vol. 14, nr 6, s. 761-777Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 91.
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Lind, Mikael
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Grounding Business Interaction Models: Socio-Instrumental Pragmatism as a Theoretical Foundation2008Inngår i: Handbook of ontologies for business interaction, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference , 2008, s. 69-86Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 92.
    Grabis, Janis
    et al.
    Riga Technical University, Latvia.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Datavetenskap och informatik. University of Rostock, Germany.
    Selection and Evolutionary Development of Software-Service Bundles: A Capability Based Method2016Inngår i: CAiSE 2016 International Workshops, Proceedings, Ljubljana, June 13-17, 2016. / [ed] John Krogstie, Haralambos Mouratidis, Jianwen Su, Springer, 2016, Vol. 249, s. 3-14Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Software-service bundles are combinations of software products and services offered by their vendors to clients. The clients select a combination of software product and associated service best suited to their specific circumstances. The paper proposes an information sharing based method helping clients to select the most appropriate combination or configuration and also supporting the continuous improvement of the solution in response to changing circumstances. The method utilizes principles of the Capability Driven Development to characterize performance objectives and contextual factors affecting delivery of a software-service bundle. Application of the method is demonstrated using an illustrative example of data processing

  • 93.
    Grabis, Janis
    et al.
    Riga Technical University, Latvia.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Datavetenskap och informatik. University of Rostock, Germany.
    Stamer, Dirk
    University of Rostock, Germany.
    International ERP Teaching Case: Design and Experiences2015Inngår i: 17th International Conference, ICEIS 2015, Barcelona, April 27-30, 2015., Springer, 2015, Vol. 241, s. 131-150Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are among the most widely used large-scale information systems. Industry and students in IT-related subjects expect that ERP training is part of the studies during university education. However, traditional teaching materials use somewhat simplified multi-role and cross-organizational processes which do not fully reflect reality in enterprises, for example with respect to role-based permissions or coordination challenges in international organizations. This paper reports on an attempt to extend the SAP ERP GBI case study towards an international dimension. For this purpose an international ERP case study was developed which is presented in the paper with its didactical approach, the technical way how to implement the case study in SAP, and the teaching environment. The work is a joint effort by University of Rostock and Riga Technical University which has a focus on enhancing introductory ERP training for study programs in information technology and business informatics. One of the key features of the international ERP case study is that students of both universities work collaboratively on running business processes in the SAP ERP system. Evaluations suggest that the students appreciate the case study as suitable means to get an insight in real-life challenges connected to ERP use in an international context.

  • 94.
    Grabis, Jānis
    et al.
    Institute of Information Technology, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik. Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Business Information Systems, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany.
    Value-based and context-aware selection of software-service bundles: A capability based method2017Inngår i: Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly, ISSN 2255-9922, nr 10, s. 21-37Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In many application areas, vendors offer to their clients combinations of software products and services, which can be considered as software-service bundles. The clients select a combination of software product and associated service best suited to their individual requirements and circumstances. The bundle usually has to be configured by the vendor to fit the specific situation of the client. When circumstances change, the software-service bundle or its configuration need adaptation. The article proposes a method helping clients to select the most appropriate combination or configuration. The method is based on information sharing between the vendor and client and also supports the continuous improvement of the solution in response to changing circumstances. The method applies principles and techniques of the Capability Driven Development to specify performance objectives and contextual factors affecting delivery of a software-service bundle. Application of the method is shown using an illustrative case of a data processing service from utility industries.

  • 95.
    Grafkin, Pavel
    et al.
    ITMO University, Russia.
    Mironov, Mikhail
    ITMO University, Russia.
    Fellmann, Michael
    University of Rostock, Germany.
    Lantow, Birger
    University of Rostock, Germany.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Datavetenskap och informatik. University of Rostock, Germany.
    Smirnov, Alexander V.
    SPARQL Query Builders: Overview and Comparison2016Inngår i: Joint Proceedings of the BIR 2016 Workshops and Doctoral Consortium co-located with 15th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2016), Prague, September 14 - 16, 2016. / [ed] Björn Johansson, Filip Vencovský, CEUR-WS , 2016, Vol. 1684Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The SPARQL query language has been proposed as a simple language for querying graph-structured data on the Semantic Web. However, users have to write queries that must conform to the SPARQL syntax. This requirement might be alleviated using a SPARQL query builder that suggests relevant parts of the query. But, up to now, only a few basic comparisons of such tools exist. The goal of this paper is to develop such a comparison as the result of a structured literature analysis.

  • 96.
    Granehäll, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Karlström, Jessica
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    The IT-consultant’s view of managing application investments’: A study on roles and responsibilities2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Sedan IT-bubblan sprack 2002 har marknaden nu börjat återhämta sig. Allt fler mindre organisationer investerar i IT igen. Detta gör att IT-konsulterna blir mer eftertraktade på marknaden. I takt med att IT-konsulternas ökade arbete och ökningen av de mindre företagens investeringar, ökar vikten av IT-konsulternas råd angående kommunikation, ansvarsfördelning och samordning som förmedlas till de små och medelstora företagen under investerings processen.

    Samtidigt presenterar dagens litteratur en mix av olika rekommendationer för hur organisationer bör hantera olika roller och dess ansvarsfördelning. Dessa teoretiska rekommendationer är både tydligt –och otydligt uttryckta av diverse författare. På grund av denna teoretiska kunskap, de små –och medelstora företagens (SME) ökade entreprenad av IT och vikten av en klar ansvarsfördelning vid IT-investeringar, har syftet med denna studie varit att undersöka vilka råd dagens IT-konsulter ger till SME i relation till de teoretiska riktlinjerna. Studien har sedan genomförts ur ett konsultperspektiv.

    Genom detta syfte har metoden för att samla in data varit personliga semistandardiserade intervjuer med 12 olika IT-konsulter i Jönköpings län riktade mot SME. För att vi skulle kunna utvinna en djup förståelse för dessa konsulters syn på roller och ansvarsfördelning har vi använt oss av en kvalitativ metod. Dessutom har vi haft en utforskande och jämförande ansats genom vår granskning av studie området och vår jämförelse av roller och ansvarsfördelning som först mellan alla IT-konsulter och sedan mellan IT-konsulternas kategoriserade synsätt och de identifierare teoretiska synsätten.

    En faktor som påverkar studiens tillvägagångssätt är den teoretiska studie som gjorts kring ämnet roller och ansvar vid IT-investeringar av Granehäll et al. (2005). Dessa författare presenterar tre olika teoretiska synsätt av roller och ansvarsfördelning vid applikationsinvesteringar. Vi fann dessa synsätt vara i behov av att kompletteras för att bli fullständiga och anpassade för små –och medelstora företag. Detta utgav grunden för den teoretiska del i denna studie och påverkat strukturen och presentationen av de teoretiska data som här presenteras.

    Efter en presentation av ytterligare teori om roller och ansvar och en utökning av de tidigare fastställda teoretiska synsätten, kunde vi i denna studie identifiera tre nya teoretiska synsätt fokuserade på roller och ansvar vid applikationsinvesteringar

    Den empirisk data som vi fått fram under studien av de olika medverkade IT-konsulterna presenteras var för sig. Detta har gjorts för att ökad förståelse och underlättad läsning.

    Under studien av roller och ansvar i applikationsinvesteringar och IT-konsulternas synsätt på roller och ansvar i SME applikationsinvesteringar har vi kommit fram till att teorins rekommendationer riktar sig mot företag i allmänhet, då oftast mot större företag, vilket gör att teorins rekommendationer till viss del skiljer sig från IT-konsulternas syn på roller och ansvarsfördelning. Vi såg även att IT-konsulterna presenterar olika råd angående roller och ansvar. Vi har därför haft möjlighet att kategorisera dessa olika råd till tre synsätt med olika fokus.

  • 97.
    Green, Lisa
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan.
    'Hen i lådan': Ett arbete om genusperspektivet på förpackningsdesign2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    'Hir in the box' is a study about the gender perspective in packaging design and how it is today. The study deals with the product category razors, for both women and men, to examine and compare products with the same function but with different designs. Based on an analysis of how packages are designed for different sexes, information should be given on how gender-neutral packaging can be designed and used in the future to reach the market. The purpose of the study is also to contribute to future research on the subject. To fulfill the purpose of this study, nuanced and in-depth data is collected by means of a small-N-study and a qualitative study in the form of open group interviews where the survey units are reviewed and discussed. By breaking down the design into its various elements, differences in the design of different genders are defined and analyzed to create a discussion on why this is and how to design packaging to avoid this stereotypical appearance. The work has resulted in a confirmation of the gender perspective in the razors packaging design; products for women and men are different and designed with stereotypical gender roles as a base. The work also clarifies that these stereotypical gender differences lives on from a long time ago, therefore concludes that a rethinking of gender-neutral products can become very popular in the market to break the persistence of stereotypical gender roles. By reaching out to the genderconscious target group through their marketing, such norm-critical products can hit big in the market. The work has an intense form consisting of qualitative survey methods and few survey units. Although this provides in-depth and nuanced data it means that general conclusions are difficult to draw. The limitations of this work are its interpretive analysis, the investigator has interpreted the collected data in one way and others can interpret it differently.

  • 98.
    Gustafsson, Bennet
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Yadav, Bhavna
    Closing IT projects: A swedish public sector perspective2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study was to investigate IT projects within the Swedish public sector. Furthermore we have looked at the project closure in IT projects. The problem that occurs in this topic is that the projects can run overtime or over budget. In this research we used interviews to conduct the data collection. We have collected data from two public sector organizations – Jönköpings kommun and Domstolsverket, both of these orginzations have a dedicated IT department. Through the methods, theoretical framework and analysis we found many different activities and theories on how to handle project closure in IT. The main subjects that keep coming up when addressing the problems of project closure are communication and planning. The responsibilities of the project manager are investigated and the focus is on closing an IT project. A descriptive diagram has been created to show what is important during and before project closure

  • 99.
    Gutschmidt, Anne
    et al.
    University of Rostock, Germany.
    Sandkuhl, Kurt
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH, Datateknik och informatik. Högskolan i Jönköping, Tekniska Högskolan, JTH. Forskningsmiljö Datavetenskap och informatik. University of RostockRostock, Germany, ITMO University, Russia.
    Borchardt, Ulrike
    University of Rostock, Germany.
    Multi-touch Table or Plastic Wall?: Design of a Study for the Comparison of Media in Modeling2016Inngår i: BIS 2016 International Workshops, Leipzig, July 6-8, 2016. / [ed] Witold Abramowicz, Rainer Alt, Bogdan Franczyk, Springer, 2016, Vol. 263, s. 123-135Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    An important aspect of participatory enterprise modeling is the work in a group. However, does the collaboration of the group members change depending on which medium is used to generate the models? Are there for example differences in the group’s behavior when working with a plastic wall, similar to a whiteboard, or with a multi-touch table? Based on the state of research and theoretical foundations of group work as well as previous research, relevant research issues are raised and an experimental design will be described in order to examine possible differences in the group work depending on the medium. Relevant aspects will be forms of cooperation, i.e. verbal and nonverbal contributions of the participants, but also territorial behavior and group performance.

  • 100.
    Gäre, Klas
    Högskolan i Jönköping, Internationella Handelshögskolan, IHH, Informatik.
    Moving Theory and Best Known Practice to the Microsystem - Microsystem Theory Igniting Practice, Lessons Learned - Students, Practitioners and Researchers2009Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
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