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  • 1.
    Allmér, Hans
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Altruistic young elderly in Sweden: a pilot study2018In: International Journal of Business and Management Invention (IJBMI), ISSN 2319-801X, Vol. 7, no 5, p. 66-79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Making it easier for Swedish young elderly (60-75 years) to live a rewarding life after retirement is an increasingly important issue in society. One way to achieve this is to give them a sense of purpose by helping other seniors, and to achieve that requires support systems. When developing an information system (IS) there is a need to know about the thoughts, demands and needs they (both those providing and receiving support) have about wellbeing and about use of IS. When designing IS and its interactive e-servicescape it is essential to identify consumer behavioural factors about wellbeing and the feeling of being needed. To do this, a pilot study with a survey was carried out and workshops conducted with a focus group. The conclusions are that expectancy, motivation, context, reward, and trust are the five key elements. These elements can be seen as a model for feeling needed when providing support to others and they also can provide important input to building an IS with its e-servicescape.

  • 2.
    Carlsson, Christer
    et al.
    Åbo Akad Univ, Finland.
    Sell, Anna
    Åbo Akad Univ, Finland.
    Walden, Camilla
    Åbo Akad Univ, Finland.
    Walden, Pirkko
    Åbo Akad Univ, Finland.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Go Vendla Go! Creating a Digital Coach for the Young Elderly2017In: INFORMATION SYSTEMS, EMCIS 2017 / [ed] Themistocleous, M Morabito, V, Springer, 2017, p. 204-209Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The proportion of ageing citizens is high and increasing in most EU countries and there is a growing political pressure to make sure that the costs for the elderly care programs do not grow out of bounds. The focus of the ageing population programs is at the 75+ age group. The younger age group - the "young elderly" that is the focus in our research - does not get much attention. Recently, we have noticed a growing insight that preventive programs could be helpful as healthier young elderly will help produce healthier seniors (the 75 + age group) which over time will have significant effects on the costs for health and social care for the ageing population. Our study is a synergistic combination of two timely research areas: digitalisation and the ageing population. The focus combination of digital wellness services and the young elderly is unique. We build on a research program that is operating since January 2014. Our current research in progress aims at finding out how a digital coach - a personal trainer called Vendla - can be worked out for digital wellness services.

  • 3.
    Gustafsson, Rune
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Increasing energy efficiency by reducing losses and offering value propositions2015In: Energy efficiency improvements in smart grid components / [ed] Moustafa M. Eissa, INTECH, 2015, 1, p. 193-230Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Helmefalk, Miralem
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    The role of mechanics in gamification: an interdisciplinary perspective2019In: International Journal of Virtual and Augmented Reality, ISSN 2473-537X, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 18-41Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With regard to the contemporary discussion of gamifying processes in various domains, it is obvious that there exists a naive notion that simply adding leaderboards/pins/points/badges would lead to success. Even though other instances of gamification mechanics could actually perform better. The literature has not yet managed to prove whether different domains require different mechanics in order to impact on engagement and motivation. To address these critical issues, a literature review was conducted across six domains that examined game mechanics, including their uniqueness for gamification research. Findings show a myriad of mechanics with different sharing properties, which are more or less domain-congruent. These mechanics can be separated into four levels: general, mostly similar, partly similar and unique. The findings enable a better understanding of how to employ situation-congruent mechanics to a given context, which is important for both research and practice.

  • 5.
    Helmefalk, Miralem
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Gamification in a servicescape context: a conceptual framework2019In: International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising, ISSN 1477-5212, E-ISSN 1741-8100, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 22-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While gamification has gained in popularity across different research domains, there is still scarce knowledge on gamification in a servicescape context. The little research that exists in this field does not point in any clear direction. However, further investigation of gamification can provide researchers and practitioners with opportunities to further understand, embed and implement gamification into their marketing activities. To solve these issues, this research reviews contemporary servicescape and gamification literature and conceptualises a framework showing how gamification and its mechanics are linked to the concept of servicescapes and its marketing outcomes. This review highlights gamified mechanics in servicescapes as visible, non-visible and platform dependent. These are shown to influence cognitive and affective responses such as engagement, motion, flow and emotions, which subsequently have impact on long and short-term marketing outcomes. Theoretical and managerial implications are also discussed.

  • 6.
    Jeansson, John
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    E-konsumenten - trygghetscertifiering för en ökad e-handel2005Report (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Jeansson, John
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Nikou, Shahrokh
    Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
    Gustavsson, Rune
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Sell, Anna
    Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
    Walden, Pirkko
    Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
    Understanding Online Channel Expansion in an SME Context: A Business Model Perspective2015In: The 28th Bled eConference, #eWellBeing: Proceedings, Research Volume / [ed] Roger Bons, Johan Versendaal, Andreja Pucihar, Mirjana Kljajic Borstnar, Bled eConference , 2015, p. 322-337Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the paper is to study, from a business model perspective, value creating activities taken by SMEs when making a transition to an online multichannel context by adopting and adding e-commerce and/or m-commerce. 16 SMEs in Sweden are studied using a basic qualitative research approach and an e-transit business model configuration. Main results of the study are the existence of primary and secondary transition activities and the existence of a discrepancy between actions taken and their perceived degree of importance. One main conclusion is that the combination of value creating activities an SME should focus on during different stages of an online channel expansion differ depending on transition category and will change over time.

  • 8.
    Jeansson, John
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Nikou, Shahrokh
    Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Sell, Anna
    Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
    Walden, Pirkko
    Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
    SMEs’ online channel expansion: value creating activities2017In: Electronic Markets, ISSN 1019-6781, E-ISSN 1422-8890, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 49-66Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    SMEs are faced with new business opportunities through online channels, i.e., electronic commerce and mobile commerce. The model by which they create and capture value is challenged, making the adoption of a business model that fits the organisation a crucial strategic decision. The purpose of this paper is to study value creating activities taken by SMEs when making a transition to an online multichannel context. Sixteen SMEs in Sweden are studied using a qualitative research approach and through the lens of an e-transit business model configuration. The results show that SMEs are required to take various value creating activities denoted as primary and secondary transition activities and that there is a discrepancy between actions taken and their perceived degree of importance. One main conclusion is that the combination of value creating activities an SME should focus on during different stages of an online channel expansion differ depending on the type of transition (e.g., from physical store to electronic commerce or from electronic commerce to mobile commerce) and will change over time.

  • 9.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Advertisements for ICT project managers show diversity between Swedish employers' and project management associations' views of PM certifications2014In: Problems of Management in the 21st Century, ISSN 2029-6932, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 35-55Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AppointingICT project managers is a delicate issue for management; not least since ICTprojects are known to be unsuccessful in delivering the required product intime and on budget. Hence, it is even more important to find the “right”individual for the job. According to project management associations, certificationin project management is a prerequisite for a project manager’s successfulcareer. The appreciation of project management certifications among Swedishemployers was studied using data collected from job advertisements for ICTproject managers during four years (2010-2013). Judged on how theadvertisements were worded the result indicates surprisingly low interest fromthe employers’ side, which conflicts with the project management associationsstatements about the certifications’ indispensable value for successfulprojects. Furthermore, it conflicts with a common understanding ofcertifications as essential for appointment as a project manager. The findingsidentify a possible gap between PM associations’ and employers’ views regardingthe certifications’ value, and highlight the necessity of seriously consideringwhether it is worthwhile for the individuals to strive for, and for theorganizations to promote certification, since it is costly in both time, effortand money.

  • 10.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Apply a Project Core View to Promote Project Success2015In: Journal of Modern Project Management, ISSN 2317-3963, E-ISSN 1747-0862, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 100-109Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Achieving successful projects is critical and the project manager’s role is beyond dispute. Hence, successful recruitment processes that put critical competence requirements in focus could facilitate successful project outcomes. It is fundamental that a certain project supports the organization’s core product, because that is the basis for the organization’s success in the first place. Therefore it is important that the project core product is viewed since it is supposed to support the core product. Further, it would be helpful to distinguish between general competences and core competences in order to avoid focusing on more or less insignificant general qualification requirements while missing to elucidate the core qualification requirements that should be decisive for the outcome. This paper aims at shedding light on the necessity of paying careful attention to project core product and project core competence as basic conditions for project success. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

  • 11.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Planera ditt projekt: en handbok2012 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 12.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Jeansson, John
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Activity theory applied at channel expansions in small and medium enterprises2017In: Problems of Management in the 21st Century, ISSN 2029-6932, E-ISSN 2538-712X, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 20-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Today’s commonly carried out channel expansions of commerce could be both costly and problematic to manage. Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that often suffer from a lack of digital competence, time and monetary resources in generally. Still, these transitions would be necessary to carry out because of customer demands and expectations concerning 24/7 availability, and access to digital commerce alternatives. Scarce resources are important reasons to search for how to carry out channel expansions with minimized problems. Activity theory (AT) focuses on the whole in order to detect problems that hinder successful outcomes. Hence, this theory was applied to prior findings, from a project about SME’s channel expansions, highlighting several problems that could appear during these activities. Implications for research foremost involve issues connected to the use of AT; implications for practice particularly concern how the expansive visibilization of work method could be used to support channel broadening activities.

  • 13.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
    Asymmetriskt påverkat beslutsfattande i IT-projekt2008Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna avhandlings resultat är en modell för asymmetriskt påverkat beslutsfattande. Upprinnelsen till avhandlingen var ett beslutsmöte i ett IT-projekt, där projektledaren inte förstod beställarens/beslutsfattarens val av informationssystem. Problemsituationen ledde fram till att följande fem forskningsfrågor utkristalliserades.

     

    1. Är det möjligt att genom en deskriptiv modell tydliggöra hur beslutsfattande i IT-projekt går till? Vilka faktorer/faktorsgrupper/ ämnesområden påverkar beslutsfattandet på beslutsmöten i IT-projekt? Hur är sambanden mellan faktorerna? Hur är möjligheten att skapa förståelse för fattade beslut?
    2. Kan en normativ modell möjliggöra ett metodiskt genomskinligt arbete i beslutsgrupper inom IT-projekt?
    3. Kan modellen/modellerna generaliseras till alla typer av projekt eller för alla beslut?
    4. Tydliggörs ontologins, kommunikationens och innehållets roll och betydelse för beslutsfattandet på beslutsmöten i IT-projekt?
    5. Tillför användandet av en berättelse som verktyg något extra till forskarens egen förståelse? Frågan gäller min egen upplevelse av berättelsen och sättet att arbeta med den.

     

    För att besvara den femte forskningsfrågan skapades en berättande projektdagbok, som till sin form bygger på Platons dialoger. I berättelsen beskrivs tidigare forskning, teorier, rundabordssamtal, enkät och intervju. Detta används som underlag för att skapa en deskriptiv modell och en normativ modell (för att kunna besvara forskningsfråga 1 och 2).  Metoden i den berättande projektdagboken har varit grundad teori. Berättelsen har legat till grund för själva avhandlingen, där design science har använts som metod för att verifiera de framtagna artefakterna (dvs de båda modellerna). Verifieringen har skett genom studier av tidigare forskning och genomförande av en större enkät. De båda modellerna innehåller i princip oändligt många faktorer som påverkar ett beslutsfattande, vilket visar på komplexiteten i ett beslutsfattande. För att tydliggöra bakomliggande faktorer genomfördes därför en morfologisk analys.

    Under arbetet med berättelsen visade det sig att projektledaren och beställaren/beslutsfattaren i det exemplifierade beslutsmötet tolkade beslutsunderlaget på olika sätt, vilket baserades på att de som individer påverkades av olika faktorer och att de inte hade tillgång till samma information. Denna olikhet – eller asymmetri – finns på alla nivåer, t ex hos individen, i informationen och i strategin.

    Den deskriptiva och den normativa modellen samordnades med den morfologiska analysen till en gemensam modell för asymmetriskt påverkat beslutsfattande som besvarar forskningsfråga 1 och 2. Modellen består av tre delar med tillsammans åtta faktorsgrupper: ett beslut fattas på ett Underlag av en eller flera Individer i en given Situation. Dessa tre delar samverkar när ett beslut fattas. Underlaget består av två faktorsgrupper, tydlighet och effekt/nytta, Individ/er består av fyra faktorsgrupper, Skapat individ, Påverkar individ, Påverkar individens framtid och Påverkar grupp och den sista delen, Situation, består av faktorsgrupperna Styr situationen och Påverkar situationen. Eftersom modellen är både deskriptiv och normativ kan den användas både för beskrivning och för styrning, vilka ökar förståelsen för fattade beslut.

    För att tillämpa modellen är det lämpligt att först uppnå förståelse för asymmetrins påverkan. Beslutsmodellen bör sedan som ett andra steg inarbetas i verksamhetens övriga modeller/metoder för projekt, beslut osv. Det tredje steget är utbildning i att använda modellen/metoden, vilket bör följas av en organisering av en stödfunktion. Detta tillvägagångssätt minimerar asymmetrin, vilket torde leda till ökad förståelse för fattade beslut samt ett förbättrat beslutsfattande.

    Generalisering (forskningsfråga 3) av modellen pekar att den kan användas för andra projekt än de som har en inriktning på informationssystem. Modellen kan även användas i linjeverksamhet – inte enbart i projektverksamhet.

    Ontologi, kommunikation och innehåll (forskningsfråga 4) är viktigt för beslutsfattandet och för det beslutsunderlag, som beslutet fattas på. Berörda personer i beslutsfattandet ska i den skriftliga och muntliga kommunikationen av innehåll få samma förståelse för termernas betydelse. Med gemensam förståelse, anpassad kommunikation och tydligt innehåll kan asymmetrin minimeras.

    Skapandet och användningen av berättelsen (forskningsfråga 5) har underlättat arbetet med avhandlingen och ökat min egen förståelse för beslutsfattande. Användande av berättelse har alltså varit ett bra arbetssätt och ett pedagogiskt bra verktyg för eget lärande, även om det har varit arbetskrävande.

  • 14.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Att släppa och behålla taget!1998Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Beslutsfattande i oöverblickbara system2002In: Systems Science - A Theoretical Approach / [ed] Prof Péter Révay, Kalmar: BBS, Högskolan i Kalmar , 2002Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Better job analyzis with philosophy tools2002In: The first symposium on systems analyzis / [ed] Prof Péter Révay, Kalmar: BBS, Högskolan i Kalmar , 2002, 1, p. 23-32Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    De verkliga kostnaderna för att använda PC i företaget1994Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Det beror på (tidigt val av projektmetod)2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    En PC kostar mer än du tror1992Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    En PC kostar mer än du tror!1993Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Filosofi-verksamhetsanalys-metod för tolkning och värdering av intervjuer med verksamhetsföreträdare2002Book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Frihet i tid och rum2001Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Från kroppsspråk till 3G - Mänsklig syn- och hörselkommunikation genom tiderna2003In: Computer epistemology : från Adam och Eva till Ada och e / [ed] Prof Péter Révay, Kalmar: BBS, Högskolan i Kalmar , 2003, p. 27-104Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    IT project managers' team role and sense of coherence: a pilot study in Sweden2018In: Journal of Modern Project Management, ISSN 2317-3963, E-ISSN 1747-0862, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 96-103Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The project manager's team role and sense of coherence can significantly influence the project role. A pilot study was conducted by a web survey; 35 IT project managers from Swedish public authorities participated. Questionaries' from Belbin's and Antonovsky's books was used for the web survey. Research findings showed that Belbin's team role shaper was the strongest and implementer was the second strongest. Twelve of the respondents had a strong sense of coherence, 21 had normal, and two had weak.

  • 25.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    IT skapar dolda kostnader – hur omfattande är de i Ditt företag1998Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    IT skapar dolda kostnader – hur omfattande är de i Ditt företag?1997Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    IT-investeringens kärna – att gå från kronor och timmar till filosofi och pedagogik2003Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    IT-investeringens kärna – att gå från kronor och timmar till filosofi och pedagogik.2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Knasiga beslut? Det finns en förklaring!2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Managers decision making in IT project in perspective of AT and ANT2007In:   Fundamental IS issues / [ed] Prof Péter Révay, Västerås: Mälardalens Högskola , 2007, p. 117-128Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    MbCC, Management by Chaos Control1996Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Personliga nätverk och nya yrkesroller1996Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Processer på socialen!2005Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Project storytelling2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Projektledarrollen och dess framtid1994Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Självplanerande grupper1998Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Teambuildning, en del av en akademisk utbildning2001Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    The Sponsor’s Overview of an IT Project, According to IT Project Managers Opinion2018In: Journal of Economics and Management Sciences, ISSN 2576-3008, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 65-77Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The project sponsor’s achievement is critical for project success. Hence, this research studies Swedish IT project managers’ opinion on IT project sponsors’ work and their understanding of the project / deliverable. Data were collected by two surveys, in 2007 (public authorities/business, 94 participants), and in 2016 (public authorities, 82 participants). According to the findings, a minority (36%) of the project managers valued the project sponsors’ knowledge / understanding as high (4 and 5 on a 5-point scale). They valued the sponsors’ understanding of the project’s deliverable somewhat higher (about 40%) than the understanding of IT and business (about 30%), and of the overview of the project (about 30%). Seen in the light of recent years’ data-crimes, digital society, and importance of successful businesses, the project sponsor has a huge responsibility and must therefore act from a basis of sound knowledge and complete understanding of the IT project and its deliverable.

  • 39.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Total Cost of Ownership2001Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Marcusson, Leif
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Total Cost of Ownership i systemutveckling och systemförvaltning1997Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Marcusson, Leif
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Ahlin, Anders
    Projektledaren i praktiken2002 (ed. 2)Book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Marcusson, Leif
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Ahlin, Anders
    Arnesson, Kenneth
    Råd om projekt: erfarenheter från projektarbete och projektledning2007 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Marcusson, Leif
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Applying a core competence model on Swedish job advertisements for IT project managers2015In: International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, ISSN 1938-0232, E-ISSN 1938-0240, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recruitments of IT project managers are costly and time-consuming, which makes it important to handle them effectively. IT project managers’ key function in IT projects conveys that the prerequisites in such job ads become extensive and hard to satisfy because of overloaded descriptions. The organization’s core competence (henceforth CC) requirements need to be decisive and explicitly expressed. Hence, each recruitment process should involve the defining of what the CC qualifications are. Advertisements were collected (2010-2013) and a CC lens was tested for assessment of CC criteria in order to get an indication of its value. The study’s practical implication is an added understanding of the importance to discern what core competence/-s a specific project requires and furthermore to match those with the job requirements during the recruitment process. The implication for research is an inspiration for further development of methods for determining core competence criteria for recruiting IT-project managers.

  • 44.
    Marcusson, Leif
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Core competencies' core context!2019In: Advanced online education and training technologies / [ed] Maki Habib, Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global, 2019, 1, p. 75-95Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter stresses the importance of putting core competence in its specific and accurate context to optimize its usefulness. Otherwise, the value might easily erode or even get totally lost. This research highlights core competence in the contexts of recruiting and educating IT project managers. A longitudinal study (2010 – 2013) scrutinized 325 advertisements for IT project managers. A core competence lens was used on the findings to test if such a lens was applicable to the project area (recruitment and training), which it was. This chapter follows-up on the prior research that proposes both recruitment and further training of IT project managers would gain from applying the core competence concept. The main reason for this goes back to understanding the importance of acknowledging the context, and of acting accordingly to reach customer perceived benefits / values. Core competence must be considered in the light of end products and business value.

  • 45.
    Marcusson, Leif
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Informellt lärande under och efter projektet Lärande väntrum: En intervjustudie med personal verksamma vid två vårdinrättningar2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien var att se hur lärande har upplevts av deltagarna i ett projekt samt deras syn på lärande, som hör samman med att projektets resultat används i de ordinarie verksamheterna. Studiens fokus låg på respondenternas upplevelser och deras egen syn på det inträffade. Projektet som undersöktes var Lärande väntrum som genomförts inom Landstinget i Kalmar län och finansierats av Samverkansdelegationen. Genomförandet av studien gjordes i form av intervjusamtal med sju projektdeltagare och sju som inte deltagit i projektet. Av resultatet framkom upplevd tidsbrist som ett hinder för arbetsuppgifter utanför de ordinarie (t.ex. projektdeltagande), men att projekt av denna typ tillför positiva effekter för dem som deltar i form av informellt lärande. Studien visar att det informella lärandet inte uppfattas och uppskattas på samma sätt som det formella lärandet gör. Vi konstaterar också att det inte fanns någon skarp gräns mellan det formella, icke formella och informella lärandet som skedde i verksamheterna. Genom att synliggöra det informella lärandet i projekt kan det göras mer positivt att delta och mer accepterat för de som inte deltar.

  • 46.
    Marcusson, Leif
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Swedish IT project managers’ personality traits mirrored in the Big five2016In: International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, ISSN 1938-0232, E-ISSN 1938-0240, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Project success, which is critical to achieve, requires a competent project manager. Could anybody become a skilled project manager, or what does it take? One factor that is considered to influence the opportunities of succeeding is individuals’ personality traits. Which ones would be suitable for Swedish IT project managers then? Could these be mirrored in the perspective of the Big five categories? This research was carried out by collecting and analyzing job advertisements (henceforth ads.) once a year (2010-2013), in total 325 ads. The findings indicate that the three most requested personality traits for a Swedish IT project manager are driven, communicative and structured.  Mirrored in the Big five dimensions the most requested traits from the study fell into the categories conscientiousness and extraversion. The practical implication is improved ads. by using the Big five categories; research implications are foremost yet another perspective of IT project managers’ personality traits.

  • 47.
    Marcusson, Leif
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Why advertise the obvious?: Learning outcomes from analyzing advertisements for recruitment of swedish IS/IT project managers2015In: International journal of information systems and project management, ISSN 2182-7796, E-ISSN 2182-7788, Vol. 3, no 4, p. 39-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When Swedish employers advertise for IS/IT project managers they tend to list almost obvious qualification requirements instead of describing those that are unique for their companies’ competitiveness, or more precisely, instead of expressing those that really matters. The research behind this paper studied job advertisements during four years (2010–2013). The findings point to an inadequate ability to understand and/or express the requirements that should be decisive for the appointment in order to grasp the essence of what the job actually involves, which brings on problems for both the applicants and the employers. The practical implications of the study pursue a need for employers to stop advertising mostly general requirements for the benefit of more specified ones, that take the sector’s, the organization’s and the project’s requirements into consideration. By doing so, the prospect applicants have a better opportunity to understand what a certain job entails and the employers have a better chance to appoint the right individual. The research implications point to a need for acknowledging, and set about solving, problems concerning qualification requirements in advertisements for IS/IT project managers.

  • 48.
    Sell, Anna
    et al.
    Åbo Akad Univ, Finland.
    Walden, Pirkko
    Åbo Akad Univ, Finland.
    Jeansson, John
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Lundqvist, Siw
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Marcusson, Leif
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Go Digital: B2C Microenterprise Channel Expansions2019In: Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, ISSN 1938-9027, E-ISSN 1526-6133, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 75-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Online channels are highly relevant for microenterprises, but research focusing specifically on the challenges and circumstances faced by microenterprises doing channel expansions is scarce. A channel expansion is a strategic decision that will modify the business strategy of the company. Through twenty-two case studies in Finland and Sweden, we investigate microenterprises doing channel expansions. The goal of the research is to find out how microenterprises carry out channel expansions and what characteristics emerge from the two national samples. We look at the channel expansion from a business model perspective, which gives us a practical tool to probe the microentrepreneurs to discuss their expansions from many dimensions. Our findings show that microenterprises struggle to balance technology, business, and customer demands with competence and resources. A lack of strategic planning leads to a situation where both positive and negative outcomes of the channel expansions are largely unanticipated and unexpected.

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