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  • 2301.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Edling, Silvia
    University of Gävle.
    Löfström, Jan
    University of Helsinki, Finland.
    Sharp, Heather
    University of Newcastle, Australia.
    Bridging historical consciousness and moral consciousness: Promises and challenges2017In: Historical Encounters: A journal of historical consciousness, historical cultures and history education, E-ISSN 2203-7543, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 1-13Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This special issue is the result of the workshop, Towards an integrated theory of historical and moral consciousness, supported by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) and Suomen kasvatuksen ja koulutuksen historian seura (The Finnish Society for the History of Education) and held at the University of Helsinki, in 2015. History teaching and social studies education are increasingly expected to develop, among other things, students’ historical consciousness. This goal is highly relevant for students’ ability to deal constructively with controversial issues of history which is an important civic competence in the situation where in many societies’ political arguments concerning, for example, citizenship rights, ethnic and cultural diversity, and democracy are only too often fuelled by simplistic narratives of historical change and continuity. However, there is a blank spot in the existing research on historical consciousness in that intersections between historical and moral consciousness remain very much unexplored. This special issue seeks to identify promising theoretical and conceptual points of convergence for future interdisciplinary studies of historical and moral consciousness. Contributors are from the fields of history, educational research, social psychology, and philosophy. 

  • 2302.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Eliasson, Per
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Externa historieprov: En studie av validitetsfrågor2019Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Dåvarande Malmö högskola fick 2011 Skolverkets uppdrag att utarbeta och utforma det nationella ämnesprovet i historia för årskurs 9 i grundskolan. Malmö universitet har även utarbetat kursprov i historia för gymnasieskolans kurser 1a1 och 1b. Ett syfte med denna studie är att analysera externa prov i historia i ett longitudinellt perspektiv. Det ger möjligheter att se och problematisera såväl förändringar som kontinuitet när det gäller proven, hur de har uppfattats samt deras resultat.

  • 2303.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Eliasson, Per
    Malmö University.
    Prov på prov: En studie av validitetsaspekter i externa historieprov2017In: Nationella nätverket för historiedidaktisk forskning, konferens Halmstad, 3-4 maj 2017, 2017, p. 1-31Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 2304.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Gustafsson, Birgitta E.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    To Make and to Experience Meaning: How Time Travels are Perceived among Participants2017In: The Archaeology of Time Travel: Experiencing the Past in the 21st Century / [ed] Bodil Petersson, Cornelius Holtorf, Oxford: Archaeopress, 2017, p. 113-128Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Time travels provide the opportunity for participants to make an imaginary trip back in time to learn about places, times and events, and to learn about themselves. To travel in time can be described as an encounter between the past and the present. Such an experience encourages participants to relate the present to the past and to reflect upon their own lives as they interact with another time. In that way one can replace an ‘us and them’ attitude with an approach that unites people and highlights what they have in common. This type of encounter carries the potential for meaning- making. Merging the ‘now and then’ with ‘similar and different’ can make it possible to understand one’s own place in – and relation to – history. But how do participants perceive time travels, what do they learn, what is their view of the past, the present, the future, themselves and the other? In the participator’s reflections we have identified how they perceive different narratives with potential for meaning-making. 

  • 2305.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Hallgren, RolandLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    I farmors kök blev jag människa: historiedidaktiska texter av K G Jan Gustafson2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    K   G Jan Gustafson, 1933–2011, var historiker, historielärare och lärarutbildare. Han undervisade i gymnasieskolan, på fångvårdsanstalt och under de sista 30 åren av sin lärargärning inom lärarutbildningen vid Lärarhögskolan, sedermera Högskolan i Kalmar. Gustafsons undervisning kännetecknades av den starka berättelsen och de levandegjorda, men systematiskt granskade, källorna. Han betonade vikten av att vårda relationen mellan människa och historia och att inte för ett ögonblick vackla i försvaret av dess betydelse. Gustafson var en av den svenska historiedidaktikens pionjärer med sin forskning om barns och ungdomars relation till historien. Särskilt uppmärksammade är hans longitudinella studier av såväl ungdomars, som deras föräldrars, historiemedvetande och hur det kan förändras över tid. Denna bok återger Gustafsons historiedidaktiska texter. Han tar läsaren med på en vitter, poetisk, oväntad, hisnande och frispråkig resa. Boken vänder sig till lärare, lärarstuderande och forskare med intresse för historiedidaktik och livsfrågor samt andra intresserade.

  • 2306.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Löfström, Jan
    Sharp, Heather
    Edling, Silvia
    Social perspective taking and moral reflection [judgment] in lower secondary school students’ responses to historical moral dilemmas: observations from a Swedish-Finnish survey study2019In: NOFA7 Abstracts: Stockholm University, 13 - 15 May 2019, Stockholm: Stockholm University, 2019, p. 20-20Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    One the general learning objectives in school education is often development of students’ abilities of empathy, as part of their ability to deal with moral questions in ethically commendable ways. In history teaching one of the main learning objectives is development ofstudents’ historical empathy, i.e. their ability of social perspective taking that involves putting oneself in the position of historical actors and understanding the cultural, social and psychological factors that probably were present in the historical situation. Our paper discusses the relation between development of historical empathy and development of moral sensitivity as learning objectives, and it presents the matrix that we have used in the preliminary analysis of the complexity of students’ responses in a questionnaire which involved historical dilemmas. The question discussed in the paper is part of a wider research project on intersections of historical and moral consciousness.

    The empirical material discussed in the paper derives from a questionnaire study of c. 200 Swedish and Finnish lower secondary school students (9th grade). Students were asked to put themselves in the situation of particular historical actors and to answer questions that involved dealing with moral dilemmas. The students were asked to read an excerpt from Christopher Browning’s book Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (orig. 1992) that describes the actions of men in the Police Battalion in the Holocaust during World War II. After reading the text the students were asked to answer open questions relating to the events in the excerpt. The material was analysed using a theory-driven qualitative analysis and the students’ answers were interpreted as expressions of their ability of social perspective taking and moral sensitivity. The analytic frame was built on theories of levels of historical empathy (Lee & Ashby 2001), social perspective taking (Hartmann & Hasselhorn 2008), and moral sensitivity (Rest 1986). The paper analyses the patterns that are visible in the students’ responses, the focus being on potential connections between levels of

  • 2307.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Rosén, UllaLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.Svensson, JonasLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Blickar: kulturvetenskapliga perspektiv på utbildning2014Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 2308.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Rosén, Ulla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Svensson, Jonas
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Inledning2014In: Blickar: kulturvetenskapliga perspektiv på utbildning / [ed] Niklas Ammert, Ulla Rosén & Jonas Svensson, Växjö: Linnaeus University Press, 2014, 1, p. 5-11Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2309.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Sharp, Heather
    Working with the Cold War: Types of Knowledge in Swedish and Australian History textbook Activities2016In: Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society, ISSN 2041-6938, E-ISSN 2041-6946, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 58-82Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents a comparative analysis of pupils’ activities dealing with the Cold War in Swedish and Australian history textbooks. By focusing on text- book activities to which pupils respond in relation to their learning of a particular topic, this study identifies knowledge types included in a selection of history text- books. The study also focuses on the question whether, and if so how, social values are evident in activities concerning the Cold War. The authors develop a matrix that makes it possible to examine knowledge types and social values conveyed by ac- tivities. By analyzing textbook activities, this article exposes the hidden curriculum present in the textbooks on the basis of underlying and unstated values present in the activities, and at the same time identifies the way in which the selected text- books incorporate these values. 

  • 2310.
    Ammert, Niklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Torhell, Catta
    Linnaeus University, The University Library.
    Universitetsbiblioteket som arena för universitetsövergripande verksamhet - exemplet högskolepedagogik2018In: Mötesplats Profession – Forskning: Linnéuniversitetet i Växjö 22–23 oktober 2018, Stockholm: Svensk biblioteksförening , 2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 2311.
    Amnebrink, Dennis
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Infection intensity and molecular characterization of eye flukes in round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus).2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) is an invasive species to the Baltic Sea and is rapidly expanding its range. Apart from competition with native fish, a novel species may face, or introduce, pathogens. Previous research has shown that round gobies have a high infection rate by eye flukes of the Diplostomum genus. To study prevalence and infection intensity of Diplostomum parasites in fish in an area recently colonized by round gobies, the shallow water community of round goby, common bleak (Alburnus alburnus) and three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) was examined. The fish were screened for presence of parasites in the lenses of caught fish, and abundance of parasites was compared between the host species. The round goby had the highest infection intensity of the host species, and there was no difference in infection intensity between the common bleak and three spined stickleback. To support microscopy-based identification, the parasites from the round gobies were determined to genus/species level using molecular detection and sequencing, enabling a Diplostomum species composition inventory in round gobies. Results showed that at least three species of Diplostomum infected round gobies in this population, and that there was a negative correlation between body condition and the parasite intensity indicating fitness effects resulting from infection.

  • 2312.
    Amnebrink, Dennis
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Transcriptomic profiling of marine bacteria between development and senescence phases of a phytoplankton bloom2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Bacterioplankton provide important ecosystem functions by carrying out biogeochemical cycling of organic matter. Playing an important role in the microbial loop they help remineralize carbon and nutrients. Bacteria also interact with phytoplankton during phytoplankton blooms. However, fundamental understanding on the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the degradation of phytoplankton-derived organic matter is still in its infancy. Therefore, we analysed data from a mesocosm experiment following a natural phytoplankton-bloom from an upwelling system in the North- East Atlantic Ocean. The purpose was to contribute a mechanistic understanding based on functional gene expression analysis of natural microbial assemblages. Our results show the difference in functional gene expression within a bacterial metacommunity and how this functional response drastically switches between bloom build up and senescence. Transcripts showed a broad change in gene expression involving major SEED categories, with the bloom senescence phase exhibiting a higher relative abundance in major categories such as Carbohydrates, Protein Metabolism and Amino Acids and Derivatives. Within these categories genes connected to carbon utilization and transport systems (Ton and Tol) as well as chemotaxis showed a higher abundance during bloom senescence. The change in functionality based on transcripts showed a different bacterial community composition appearing over a very short time. We thus conclude that the bacterial functional gene expression response between build-up and degradation bloom phases is remarkably different and associated with a change in the identity of bacteria with active expression. Our findings highlight the importance of bacterial substrate specialists with different functional roles during different time points of phytoplankton blooms.

  • 2313.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Diffuse emissions from goods - influences on some societal end products2015Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    End products of society (e.g. sewage sludge and incineration ashes) can be used as indicators of the use of chemicals in consumer goods. Through upstream work the sources of substances released from goods may be identified before the emissions reach the end products.

    This thesis is a result of five studies, of which four were conducted using substance flow analyses (SFA) for silver (Ag), bismuth (Bi) and copper (Cu) reaching sewage sludge. The fifth is an SFA that explores the implications of the presence of As (from CCA-treated wood) in ashes. These studies helped fulfil the specific and overall aims of the thesis; to contribute to the general knowledge on diffuse emissions reflected in end products, by examining emissions of some heavy metals from various societal goods and the implications for end products, in this case sewage sludge and, to some extent, ashes.

    The results from the studies, of which four had Stockholm as a study object, show the urban flows and accumulated amounts (stocks) of the heavy metals. The largest sources of the metals Ag, Bi and Cu in sewage sludge were identified to be textiles (Ag), cosmetics (Bi) and brake linings (Cu). For As (in CCA-treated wood) and Cu updated SFAs were performed and compared with earlier studies in order to follow the development and changes in flows over time.

    The current use of the heavy metals studied can also be seen as a loss of resources, and as the metals should ideally be recovered as a part of a circular economy, urban and landfill mining as well as recycling are alternatives that need further exploring. The legislation of chemicals in consumer goods was identified as an important step in handling corresponding diffuse emissions.

  • 2314.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Natural Sciences.
    Exposure models for contaminated soil: Examples from 3 countries2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Exposure assessments can be made for contaminated soil to get information about how the human health may be affected. They are used in many different countries and may differ from each other, either dramatically or minimal. This study was conducted to examine how these differences appear between three countries' exposure assessments. The countries chosen were Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States and the purpose was to see how the difference appears between the structure, parameters, thresholds, calculations, etc. to be abl e to discuss which of the models are perceived to give the best picture of reality. The discussion was focused on the Swedish assessment model. The results show that there are differences between models and that they sometimes refer to the fact that their model is based on other models. Many parameters used, such as body weight, are not justified and there are manyuncertainties associated with the use of these models. The sources they use to justify the parameters and their values are not always relevant and updated. Uncertainty always follows with these kinds of calculations, but some of the uncertain can be reduced, as shown in this study.

  • 2315.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Strategier att reducera silver och vismut i urbant avloppsvatten2015In: Nationella Konferensen Avlopp & Miljö, Örebro, 20-21 januari 2015, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 2316.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Upstream Silver Source Mapping2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 2317.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Augustsson, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Sörme, Louise
    Statistics Sweden, Stockholm.
    Bergbäck, Bo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Bismuth and Silver in Cosmetic Products: A Source of Environmental and Resource Concern?2016In: Journal of Industrial Ecology, ISSN 1088-1980, E-ISSN 1530-9290, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 99-106Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bismuth (Bi) and silver (Ag) are used in increasing amounts and are consequently being emitted from various sources and showing high accumulation rates in soils when sewage sludge is applied on arable land. This study aimed to analyze the amounts of Bi and Ag in three cosmetic products (foundation, powder, and eye shadow) in order to study the flows in urban wastewater in Stockholm, Sweden. Analyses showed that Bi was present in very high concentrations (7,000 to 360,000 milligrams per kilogram) in one third of the analyzed foundation and powder samples, whereas Ag concentrations all were below the detection limit. These cosmetic products explained approximately 24% of the measured total Bi amounts per year reaching the WWTP (wastewater treatment plant), making cosmetics a major Bi source, whereas for Ag the corresponding contribution was <0.1% of the measured annual Ag amounts. The results were roughly adapted for Europe and the United States, estimating the Bi flows from cosmetics to WWTPs. On a global scale, these flows correspond to a non-negligible part of the world Bi production that, every year, ends up in sewage sludge, limiting the reuse of a valuable metal resource. From an environmental and resource perspective, foundations and powder products should be considered as significant sources of measured Bi amounts in sludge. This large Bi flow must be considered as unsustainable. For Ag, however, the three analyzed cosmetic products are not a significant source of the total Ag load to WWTPs.

  • 2318.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Augustsson, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Sörme, Louise
    Statistics Sweden.
    Bergbäck, Bo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Monitoring urban copper flows in Stockholm, Sweden: implications of changes over time2017In: Journal of Industrial Ecology, ISSN 1088-1980, E-ISSN 1530-9290, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 903-912Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, a substance flow analysis (SFA) for copper (Cu) was conducted, in which theinflow, stock, and outflow (in the form of diffuse emissions to soil and water) for Stockholmwere estimated for 2013 and compared with a previous study from 1995, hence allowing adiscussion on changes over time. A large number of applications containing Cu were analyzed(including power cables, copper alloys, heavy electrical equipment, tap water systems, roofs,cars, various consumer electronics, wood preservatives, and contact cables for the railroad).The results show that the inflow of Cu to Stockholm has increased between 1995 and 2013,both in total and per person, mainly as the result of an increase in heavy electrical equipment,power cables, and cars. The stock remains relatively unchanged, whereas the outflow hasincreased. For the outflow, the emission increase from brake linings is of greatest quantitativeimportance, with an estimated 5.8 tonnes annual emission of Cu to the environment ofStockholm in 2013 compared to 3.9 tonnes in 1995. Given that increasing inflows of limitedresources drive the global demand, continuous monitoring of flows through society andmanagement of outflow routes are crucial, including improvement of national legislationand regional environmental plans as well as efforts to increase resource-use efficiency andrecycling

  • 2319.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Bergbäck, Bo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Sörme, Louise
    Upstream silver source mapping2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 2320.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Bergbäck, Bo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Sörme, Louise
    Statistiska Centralbyrån.
    Lagerkvist, Ragnar
    Stockholm Vatten.
    Upstream silver source mapping - a case study in Stockholm, Sweden2014In: Water Science and Technology, ISSN 0273-1223, E-ISSN 1996-9732, Vol. 69, no 2, p. 392-397Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Silver (Ag) can be a problem for wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and their capability to use sewage sludge as a soil fertilizer. Due to a high accumulation rate in soils, the levels of Ag in the incoming water at the WWTP must be reduced. This study aims to identify major diffuse emission sources in the technosphere through a comprehensive substance flow analysis of Ag in Stockholm, Sweden. Large inflows and stocks of Ag were present in electrical and electronic goods and appliances as well as in jewellery and silverware. The total inflow was 3.2 tonnes (4.2 g/person), the total stock was 100 tonnes (140 g/person) and the total outflow was 330 kg (430 mg/person). Major identified Ag sources with emissions ending up in the WWTP (total 26 kg, 34 mg/person) were food, amalgam and beauty products (via urine and faeces, 12 mg/person or 11% of incoming amount), and textiles (via washing, 17 mg/person or 16% of incoming amount). This study explains approximately 35% of the total 80 kg Ag in the incoming water at Henriksdal WWTP in Stockholm. Plastic, photography and beauty products were identified as possible sources of Ag that need to be examined further.

  • 2321.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Bergbäck, Bo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Sörme, Louise
    SCB.
    Lagerkvist, Ragnar
    Stockholm Vatten.
    Kotsch, Maria
    Stockholm Vatten.
    Augustsson, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Strategier att reducera silver och vismut i urbant avloppsvatten2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Silver och vismut är två metaller som på sikt kan anrikas i mark i samband med slamspridning och som därför är prioriterade enligt REVAQ, ett certifieringssystem för svenska reningsverk.

    I Naturvårdsverkets förslag till ny författning (slamförordning) föreslås gränsvärden för bland annat silver. Silver är en toxisk tungmetall med antibakteriella egenskaper som ger skadliga effekter på båda människors hälsa och miljö redan vid låga koncentrationer. Vismut är en tungmetall som anses vara ”ogiftig” men som också kan ge skadliga effekter vid högre koncentrationer.

     

    En substansflödesanalys utfördes för båda metallerna för att kartlägga inflödet till, stocken (upplagrad mängd i teknosfären) och utflödet från Stockholm under 2012. Avgränsning har gjorts till utflöden som hamnar i avloppsvattnet och på det sättet påverkar Henriksdals reningsverk. Utflödet i substansflödesanalysen blir därmed lika med ett inflöde till reningsverket. Fokus ligger på diffusa utsläpp av silver och vismut, men identifierade punktkällor räknas in i det slutliga resultatet med målet att förklara så mycket som möjligt av de uppmätta halterna av silver och vismut i Henriksdals reningsverk. Källor som har ett utflöde till avfall eller återvinning har inte inkluderats i denna rapport.

     

    För år 2102 uppmättes en tillförsel av 61 kg silver och 116 kg vismut för Henriksdals reningsverk i Stockholm. Källor har identifierats för ca 56 % av uppmätt silver och 49 % av uppmätt vismut i denna studie. De källor med störst bidrag silver bedöms vara textilier (19 %), urin och fekalier (från bland annat amalgamfyllningar och föda) (15 %) samt städprodukter (7 %). För vismut är det kosmetika (23 %), plast (13 %) samt fordonstvättar (9 %) som bedöms vara källor med störst bidrag.

     

    Utifrån erhållna resultat föreslår vi några åtgärder/strategier för reduktion av silver respektive vismut i urbant avloppsvatten. Vi diskuterar även aktörer som har möjlighet/rådighet att genomföra åtgärderna (Svenskt Vatten, avloppsreningsverk, myndigheter, producenter, verksamhetsutövare samt individer/konsumenter). En strategi som föreslås är att myndigheter ska informera och påverka producenter och verksamhetsutövare när det gäller silver och vismut i olika produkter samt verka för ändrad lagstiftning. Producenter kan ta ett eget ansvar att minska silver- och vismutinnehåll i produkter. Två identifierade kunskapsluckor och potentiella källor är silver i städprodukter samt vismut i plast.

     

  • 2322.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Sörme, Louise
    Statistics Sweden.
    Augustsson, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Bergbäck, Bo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Bismuth in cosmetic products and its implications for sewage sludge management2015In: SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, 3-7 May, 2015, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bismuth (Bi) is a heavy metal that over recent years has shown increasing concentrations in sewage sludge in Swedish wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), indicating an increasing Bi use in the society. The high accumulation rate of Bi in soil when sewage sludge is used as fertilizer on arable land is of environmental concern. Bismuth is used in various consumer products to replace lead, but which sources in the society that explain the increasing amount of Bi in sewage sludge in the municipal WWTPs is however unknown. This study aimed to analyze one product group suspected to contain Bi, cosmetics, and three different products were chosen (foundation, powder and eye shadow) in order to study the flows in urban wastewater in Stockholm, Sweden. The chemical analyses showed that Bi was present in very high concentrations (>100 000 mg/kg) in one third of the analyzed foundation and powder samples, while mainly low concentrations were found in eye shadow. These cosmetic products explained approximately 24 % of the measured total Bi amounts reaching the WWTP in 2012, making cosmetics a major Bi source. It is therefore recommended to monitor the Bi concentrations in sewage sludge regularly. Efforts should be made to further examine the sources of Bi to WWTPs and to decrease the emission from Bi in cosmetics to the WWTPs.

  • 2323.
    Amneklev, Jennie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Sörme, Louise
    Statistics Sweden.
    Augustsson, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Bergbäck, Bo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    The Increase in Bismuth Consumption as Reflected in Sewage Sludge2015In: Water, Air and Soil Pollution, ISSN 0049-6979, E-ISSN 1573-2932, Vol. 226, no 4, p. 1-11, article id 92Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As the use of dangerous substances in consumer products increases, these substances may also be found in society’s end products, among them sewage sludge. Measuring concentrations in sewage sludge can be a way to reflect the consumption of a substance. By using substance flow analysis, the inflow, stock and outflow of the specific substance to, e.g. a city region, may be analysed. Bismuth is a heavy metal that is found in increasing levels in sewage sludge in Swedish wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and a similar increase cannot be excluded for WWTPs around the world. This study aims to examine possible sources that could explain the amounts measured in one Swedish WWTP. Household products such as cosmetics (24 %) and plastics (14 %) are found to be major sources of Bi measured in sewage sludge. The remaining unidentified amounts in this study (approximately 50 %) are most likely found in effluent waters from industries or sources outside the household. There is, however, no information on measurements of Bi released by industry available and there is no legislation in place that may encourage industry to conduct such measurements.

  • 2324.
    Amnér, Görgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    2Bend, Ett stämningskapande ljus2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Med detta projekt titta närmare på hur man kan skapa en belysningsarmatur som skapar ett harmoniskt ljus till offentlig miljö inomhus, med en intressant design på armaturen. En belysningsarmatur som ger en ljusbild av ambient ljus för de som besöker lokalen. Resultatet ska vara en golvlampa för det offentliga rummet som ger ett diffust ljus som komplettera det allmänljuset man redan har i rummet. En golvlampa som gör det möjligt att flytta ljusbelysningen dit i rummet där man behöver den.

  • 2325.
    Amoateng, Eric
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.
    COMPUTATION OF THE ARC LENGTH FROM THE SHADOW BOUNDARY OF A CAD OBJECT2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    CAD objects are geometrical descriptions of physical scenes from the real world. Ray tracing is used to project the objects onto a pixel screen. A lit and a shadow zone are formed according to the direction of the incoming field (light) and the orientation of the pixel screen. The arc length along the surface of the object, from the shadow boundary to a point in the lit zone, is computed by means of numerical integration. The arclengths corresponding to two orthogonal directions that are aligned with the pixels on the pixel screen are computed and used for interpolation to obtain the arc length for all directions. A number of simulations for various CAD geometries are made using a ray-tracer implemented in FORTRAN 90.

  • 2326. Amore, A.
    et al.
    Hall, C. Michael
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Sports and event-led regeneration strategies in post-earthquake Christchurch2017In: Sport, Events, Tourism and Regeneration, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2017, p. 100-117Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2327.
    Amore, Alberto
    et al.
    Univ Canterbury, New Zealand.
    Hall, C. Michael
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Univ Canterbury, New Zealand;Univ Oulu, Finland;Univ Johannesburg, South Africa.
    From governance to meta-governance in tourism?: Re-incorporating politics, interests and values in the analysis of tourism governance2016In: Tourism Recreation Resarch, ISSN 0250-8281, E-ISSN 2320-0308, Vol. 41, no 2, p. 109-122Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite its theorization in the political and policy sciences in the early 1990s, the concept of metagovernance has gained relatively little recognition in tourism studies. Nevertheless, its significance in the political sciences and policy literature, especially as a result of the perceived failure of governance systems following the recent global financial crisis, has only served to reinforce its relevance. Metagovernance addresses some of the perceived failures of traditional governance approaches and associated interventions, and has enabled the understanding of central-state led regimes of shadowed hierarchical authorities and local-level micro-practices of social innovation and self-government. In contrast, tourism studies have tended to restrict study of the political dimension of tourism governance and the role of the state under the traditional parallelism between government and governance. Examination of how governance is itself governed enables a better understanding of the practices of planning and policy making affecting tourism and destinations. In particular, the applications of concepts of governance are inextricably linked to a given set of value assumptions which predetermine the range of its application. A short example of the application of the metagovernance paradigm is provided from the New Zealand context. It is concluded that governance mechanisms are not value-neutral and instead serve to highlight the allocation of power in a destination and the dominance of particular values and interests.

  • 2328.
    Amore, Alberto
    et al.
    University of Canterbury, New Zealand;University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.
    Hall, C. Michael
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. University of Canterbury, New Zealand;University of Oulu, Finland;University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
    National and urban public policy in tourism: towards the emergence of a hyperneoliberal script?2017In: International Journal of Tourism Policy, ISSN 1750-4090, E-ISSN 1750-4104, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 4-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Following the 2007-2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), some national governments have been pursuing a counter-reform of the public sector characterised by further policy centralisation and the 'hollowing out' of regional authorities. Public expenditure and sovereign public debt reductions have become the pretext for the implementation of hyperneoliberal development agendas aimed at the attraction of inward capitals and a further 'competitive' repositioning of major cities within a global market. Tourism and the visitor economy have been used as leverage for the attraction of capital and skilled people in the long-term development strategies of cities. This article illustrates how crises have led the way in the recent restructuring of the public sector and of destination management organisations (DMOs) in particular. Findings from national and urban development strategies recently implemented in New Zealand suggest a strong, market-driven agenda that follows a hyperneoliberal script. Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

  • 2329.
    Amore, Alberto
    et al.
    Univ Canterbury, New Zealand;Southampton Solent Univ, UK.
    Hall, C. Michael
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Univ Canterbury, New Zealand;Univ Oulu, Finland;Univ Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Jenkins, John
    Southern Cross Univ, Australia.
    They never said "Come here and let's talk about it': Exclusion and non-decision-making in the rebuild of Christchurch, New Zealand2017In: Local Economy, ISSN 0269-0942, E-ISSN 1470-9325, Vol. 32, no 7, p. 617-639Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Decision-making in urban contexts is increasingly characterized by a depoliticized environment that has normalized neoliberal urban policies. These are further pursued in post-disaster contexts across the globe with narratives that overshadow the views and demands of the affected communities. Spatial contestation, exclusion of certain groups from key decisions and episodes of non-decision-making thus shape urban redevelopment through top-down governance. This paper provides a Lukesian narrative on post-earthquake Christchurch, where the redevelopment of the city has been characterized by a strong command-and-control rebuild agenda emanating from the national government, regardless of the feedback and criticisms from the affected community.

  • 2330.
    Amore, Alberto
    et al.
    Southampton Solent Univ, UK.
    Prayag, Girish
    Univ Canterbury, New Zealand.
    Hall, C. Michael
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Univ Canterbury, New Zealand;Univ Oulu, Finland;Univ Johannesburg, Sch Tourism & Hospitality, South Africa.
    Conceptualizing Destination Resilience from a Multilevel Perspective2018In: Tourism Review International, ISSN 1544-2721, E-ISSN 1943-4421, Vol. 22, no 3-4, p. 235-250Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of resilience has gained momentum in current tourism research, yet there are still flaws and discrepancies between the many notions applied in the field. These limitations arc further evident when we focus on tourist destinations. The aim of this article is to advance the conceptualization of destination resilience through a multilevel perspective (MLP) that frames landscape, regime, niche, and actors as integrated elements of the tourism system. The resulting framework encompasses ecological, socioecological, sociopolitical, socioeconomic, and sociotechnological dimensions reflecting the embeddedness of resilience among heterogeneous and potentially complementary destination stakeholders. It is argued that the use of the MLP advances the understanding of tourism destination planning, particularly in contexts coping with gradual as well as drastic changes due to both demand fluctuations and supply-side disturbances.

  • 2331.
    Amram, Siri
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, School of Communication and Design.
    Hedqvist, Cecilia
    University of Kalmar, School of Communication and Design.
    Stor jämställdhet i litet format: En kvantitativ och kvalitativ undersökning av Lilla Aktuellt utifrån ett genusperspektiv2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Authors: Siri Amram and Cecilia Hedquist

    Title: Big equality between the sexes in a small form- a quantitative and qualitative thesis of

    Lilla Aktuellt from a gender perspective.

    Language: Swedish

    Level: BA thesis in journalism

    Location: University of Kalmar

    Number of pages: 43 (with appendices 64)

    Abstract

    In this study we have analyzed a television news show in Sweden for children – Lilla Aktuellt

    – from a gender perspective. We have analyzed the program both from quantitative and

    qualitative aspects. In the quantitative analysis of twelve episodes we compared females and

    males in the following respects: number of participants and for how long the participants were

    allowed to speak. In the qualitative analysis of three episodes we aimed to discover what

    different roles and stereotypes the participants displayed.

    We have in our study applied the theory about gender and the theory of representation,

    stereotypes and identity with the aim to find out if the girls/women and the boys/men

    appearing in the programs were ascribed different characteristics and attributes and if they

    were divided in different spheres.

    Our study shows that the allotment between the genders in Lilla Aktuellt is very even. In our

    quantitative analysis the participants were approximately 51 percent girls and women and 49

    percent boys and men. The same allocation between females and males applied when it came

    to for how long the participants were allowed to speak. In our qualitative analysis we found

    that the children and the adults did represent different stereotypes and played different roles

    but that there were hardly any differences in this respect between the genders.

  • 2332.
    Amrén, Josefine
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Gustavsson, Annika
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Läsinlärning i särskolan: en kvalitativ undersökning om sex pedagogers tillämpning av läsinlärning2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med vårt examensarbete var att ge ett kunskapsbidrag vad gäller läsinlärning i särskolan. Vi är båda, som kommande pedagoger, intresserade av att arbeta inom särskolan och vi anser, att ämnet behöver undersökas, dels för att vi själva inte har kännedom om hur läsinlärningen ser ut i särskolan och dels för att vi inte funnit några tidigare studier inom området. I uppsatsen har vi utgått från följande frågeställning: Hur arbetar pedagoger i grundsärskolan med elevers läsinlärning?

    Vi använde oss av kvalitativa intervjuer som metod. Våra informanter var sex kvinnliga pedagoger som alla är verksamma på tre olika särskolor i Kronobergs län. Resultatet visade att informanterna utgår från olika metoder i arbetet med läsinlärning för att tillmötesgå alla elevers individuella behov. Vidare framkom att elevernas personliga intressen är viktiga utgångspunkter för att locka till läsning.

  • 2333.
    Amsteus, Martin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    A Valid Matter for Managerial Foresight2012In: Journal of Futures Studies, ISSN 1027-6084, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 59-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to qualitatively assess the validity of the managerial foresight concept. Social, environmental and technological aspects of past developments of a company, as well as self reported managerial behavior are interpreted and analyzed in terms of foresight and in terms of eight sub-components of the managerial foresight concept. The results of the study reveal that developments of the company and the managers’ behavior may be interpreted in terms of their foresight. It appears that individuals rather than structured procedures have been the ones who decide and define technology and operations. Evidence is provided for the construct validity of a definition of managerial foresight and for the potential significance of specific individuals’ foresight. Qualitative empirical evidence is added to theexistent pool of quantitative evidence for the construct validity of the managerial foresightconcept. The potential importance of foresight at the level of individual managers’ is illustrated.

  • 2334.
    Amsteus, Martin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Managerial foresight and firm performance2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – To specify what defines managerial foresight and to assess the association between managerial foresight and firm performance

    Methodology/Approach – First, previous research was reviewed and foresight was defined. Second, an instrument for measuring managerial foresight was developed. Third, an empirical case served as an illustration and as anassessment of validity. Fourth, managerial foresight was tested for association with firm performance.

    Findings – Foresight was specified as behavior with eight sub-components. A moderate and statistically significant positive relationship between managers’ foresight and firm performance was found.

    Research implications – The empirical evidence for the importance of managerial foresight provides a strong rationale for further studies. In distinguishing eight sub-components of foresight, and developing a managerial foresight measurement instrument, the dissertation makes relating foresight to various research fields possible, both on individual managerial andorganizational levels.

    Practical implications – Managers may consider whether foresight is important to them or to their organization. Managers, practical foresight tools, foresight programs et cetera, may now be assessed and compared in terms of foresight.

    Originality/Value – The dissertation provides empirical evidence of the importance of managerial foresight to firm performance. It conceives and advances foresight as a distinct construct. In developing and estimating aninstrument for measuring managerial foresight, the dissertation advancesforesight into a quantitatively measurable concept.

  • 2335.
    Amsteus, Martin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Marknadsföring.
    Managerial foresight: concept and measurement2008In: Foresight, ISSN 1463-6689, E-ISSN 1465-9832, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 53-66Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to establish what foresight is, to review past usages and

    definitions of foresight and to synthesize them into one generic definition, in order to make the concept

    measurable.

    Design/methodology/approach – A discussion on how to classify variables in the social sciences

    serves as the starting-point. Next, a review of past definitions and usages of the concept foresight is

    followed by further analysis and then synthesizing of the generic definition. The generic definition is

    finally compared and contrasted with the related concepts of forecasting, strategic analysis, and

    intuition.

    Findings – Foresight is defined as behavior along three dimensions: degree of analyzing present

    contingencies and degree of moving the analysis of present contingencies across time; degree of

    analyzing a desired future state or states a degree ahead in time with regard to contingencies under

    control; and degree of analyzing courses of action a degree ahead in time to arrive at the desired future

    state.

    Research limitations/implications – The article makes foresight quantitatively measurable, which in

    turn makes it possible to empirically measure the existence of foresight among managers and to test the

    relationship between foresight and organizational performance.

    Practical implications – Practical foresight tools and programs, etc. can now be assessed and

    compared by both practitioners and researchers.

    Originality/value – In identifying three fundamental behavioral dimensions of foresight, the article

    conceives and advances foresight as a distinct concept that can be related to several research areas,

    both on individual (e.g. managerial) and organizational levels.

  • 2336.
    Amsteus, Martin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Managerial foresight: measurement scale and estimation2011In: Foresight, ISSN 1463-6689, E-ISSN 1465-9832, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 58-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – This paper aims to develop and assess an instrument measuring managerial foresight.

    Design/methodology/approach – The paper outlines the construction and estimation of the instrumentthrough a seven-step process. A total of 57 preliminary Likert items were developed based on an extantreview and synthesis of definitions of foresight. The items were assessed through interviews andpre-testing. A preliminary instrument was administered to a selection of managers. Exploratory andconfirmatory factor analyses were employed to assess sub-scales and model fit. The instrument wasevaluated in terms of reliability and validity.

    Findings – The study demonstrates a valid and reliable 12 Likert item scale for measuring managerialforesight.Research limitations/implications – Managerial foresight can now be assessed and tested forassociation with, for example, managerial or organizational performance variables.

    Practical implications – Managers can now be assessed and compared in terms of foresight.Originality/value – In developing and estimating an instrument for measuring managerial foresight, thepaper advances foresight into a quantitatively measurable concept.

  • 2337.
    Amsteus, Martin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Managers' foresight matters2011In: Foresight, ISSN 1463-6689, E-ISSN 1465-9832, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 64-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – To assess the relationship between the foresight of managers and firm performance.

    Design/methodology/approach – An evolutionary perspective is deployed to specify thepresumed relationship between managerial foresight and firm performance measures. Apositive relationship between managerial foresight and firm performance is proposed. Thehypothesis is tested through Spearman’s rho, on Swedish managers, and firms in the computerprogramming industry. Managers’ foresight as well as performance is assessed as indexes.

    Findings – A moderate and statistically significant positive relationship between managers’foresight and firm performance.

    Theoretical implications – There is support for the theoretical relationship betweenmanagerial foresight and firm performance. There is a strong rationale for further studies.

    Originality/value – The paper provides empirical evidence regarding the importance ofmanagerial foresight for firm performance.

  • 2338.
    Amsteus, Martin
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Subjective Performance, Managerial Foresight, and Objective Performance2014In: Strategic Change, ISSN 1086-1718, E-ISSN 1099-1697, Vol. 23, no 3-4, p. 133-146Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2339.
    Amsteus, Martin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    The origin of foresight2012In: World Futures: Journal of General Evolution, ISSN 0260-4027, E-ISSN 1556-1844, Vol. 68, no 6, p. 390-405Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this article is to develop a framework for the origin of foresight. Following a review of arguments for foresight as genetically inherited versus environmentally acquired, the understanding of foresight is expanded through a behaviorist perspective and through an evolutionary perspective. The framework established makes it possible to deploy evolutionary logic to explain foresight as well as to enhance our understanding of foresight, both on individual (e.g., managerial) and aggregated (e.g., organizational) levels.

  • 2340.
    Amsteus, Martin
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    The Validity of Divergent Grounded Theory Method2014In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, ISSN 1609-4069, E-ISSN 1609-4069, Vol. 13, p. 71-87Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this article is to assess whether divergence of grounded theory method may be considered valid. A review of literature provides a basis for understanding and evaluating grounded theory. The principles and nature of grounded theory are synthesized along with theoretical and practical implications. It is deduced that for a theory to be truly grounded in empirical data, the method resulting in the theory should be the equivalent of pure induction. Therefore, detailed, specified, stepwise a priori procedures may be seen as unbidden or arbitrary. It is concluded that divergent grounded theory can be considered valid. The author argues that securing methodological transparency through the description of the actual principles and procedures employed, as well as tailoring them to the particular circumstances, is more important than adhering to predetermined stepwise procedures. A theoretical foundation is provided from which diverse theoretical developments and methodological procedures may be developed, judged, and refined based on their own merits.

  • 2341.
    Amsteus, Martin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Al-Shaaban, Sarah
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Wallin, Emmy
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Sjöqvist, Sarah
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Colors in Marketing: A Study of Color Associations and Context (in) Dependence2015In: International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, ISSN 2308-3816, E-ISSN 2222-6990, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 32-45Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mirroring an increasing awareness of the importance of colors, today marketing managers are paying increasing attention to the deployment of color in marketing as well as to the applicability of universal color associations. Two colors considered to carry several specific universal associations are blue and black. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to assess the contextual independence/dependence of consumers’ associations with the colors blue and black. Associative learning theory was deployed to specify the hypotheses. The hypotheses were tested through a paired sample t-test. The results show that the universal associations with the colors are different from the associations with the colors when they are displayed in a specific context. The implications for further research and limitations of the study are presented. Managers may want to consider the associations colors have in the specific context rather than relying on universal associations of colors.

  • 2342.
    Amsteus, Martin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Andersson, Fredrik
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Henriksson, Dan
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Johnson, Emma
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    The Sound of Choice2016In: International Journal of Business and Social Science, ISSN 2219-1933, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 42-49Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to testthe effect of suggestive music on consumer choice in cafés. It is proposed that suggestive music influences consumer choice in cafés. The hypotheses were tested through Chi-square on a totalof 283 measures. The results show that suggestive music has an effect on consumer choice in cafés. Managers who want to influence consumer choice in cafés through suggestive music may be able to do so. The results provide empirical support for the idea that suggestive music and the associations it carries represent information that consumers use for assessing choices and making selections.

  • 2343.
    Amsteus, Martin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    de Vries, Simon
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Hwang, Vidar
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Scent in Mail: The Effect of Scented Direct Mailings2015In: Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, ISSN 2220-6140, E-ISSN 2220-6140, Vol. 7, no 6, p. 24-33Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the present study is to test the effect of scent on response time and sales in direct mailings. It is proposed that congruent scent influences response time and sales in direct mailings. A total of 1571 direct mailings were sent out.The hypotheses were tested through a Mann-Whitney U test and a Wilcoxon signed-rank test. The results show that scent influences response time to direct mailings but that it does not influence sales.Future research should perform exploratory studies to test the effect of scent with regard to various forms of direct marketing and offerings as well as in general product and service contexts. Managers may want to consider scenting direct mailings when a fast response is critical. The result provides empirical support for the idea that scent has an effect on response time in direct mailings.

  • 2344.
    Amsteus, Martin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Liljegren, Felicia
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Markovic, Sandra
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Månsson, Malin
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Chocolate or Succulent Chocolate: the impact of sensory descriptions on choice2016In: International Journal of Business and Social Science, ISSN 2219-1933, E-ISSN 2219-6021, Vol. 7, no 6, p. 213-224Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to test the impact of sensory descriptions on customer propensity to select among appetizers, main courses and desserts in restaurants. It is proposed that sensory descriptions lead to decreased customer propensity to select an appetizer, unchanged customer propensity to select a main dish, and increased customer propensity to select a dessert. A field experimental design was used to test the hypotheses on menus through Chi-square on a total of 1367 measures. The results show, in line with the hypotheses, that sensory descriptions have a statistically significant negative impact on propensity to select an appetizer; virtually no impact on the propensity to select a main course; and a positive but not statistically significant impact on the propensity to select a dessert. The results problematize the notion that sensory descriptions make customers choose a specific dish from a restaurant’s menu. The results are limited to the field setting in that original menus were used as controls. Managers may want to be cautious when deploying sensory descriptions on appetizers and more generous when deploying them on desserts.

  • 2345.
    Amsteus, Martin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Lindgren, Victor
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Think Outside the Package: Context Congruence and Product Placement on Packaging2015In: International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, ISSN 2308-3816, E-ISSN 2222-6990, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 72-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of context congruence on attitudes towards product placement on packaging. It is proposed that congruence-/-incongruence between the context (packaging) and the (product featured as a) product placement has an effect on the attitude towards the (product featured as a) product placement. The hypotheses were tested through Man-Witney U tests on a total of 238 respondents. The results show that a congruent context and an incongruent context impact attitudes towards a product placement differently. A congruent context does not influence attitudes towards a product placement, while an incongruent context influences attitudes towards a product placement negatively. Managers may want to consider using a congruent product package context rather than an incongruent one when placing a product.

  • 2346.
    Amsteus, Martin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Olsson, Helena
    Paulsson, Rickard
    The Scent of a Successful Venue: (In) Congruent Scent and Consumer Attitude towards a Café2015In: International Journal of Business and Social Science, ISSN 2219-1933, E-ISSN 2219-6021, Vol. 6, no 5, p. 232-243Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to test the effect of (in) congruent added scents on consumer attitude towards a café facility. It is proposed that adding a congruent scent in a café has a positive effect on consumers’ attitudes towards the café and that adding an incongruent scent has a negative effect on consumers’ attitudes towards the café. The hypotheses were tested through t-test for independent sampleson 209respondents. The results show that adding an (in)congruent scent in a cafédoes not have a statistically significant impact on attitudes towards the café – with the exception of a statistically significant positive effect of congruent scent on attitudes among women towards the café. Managers may want to consider deploying congruent scent specifically with women in mind.

  • 2347.
    Amsteus, Martin
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    von Koch, Christopher
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    En kvartetts arv av kvalitet och framtida rangordning2009In: Från barkbröd till ciabatta: En generationsväxlingsbok tillägnad: Lars-Göran Aidemark, Göran Andersson, Torbjörn Bredenlöw, Tomas Prenkert / [ed] Karin Jonnergård och Rolf G Larsson, Göteborg: Intellecta Infolog, Växjö University Press, , 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2348.
    Amundsson, Maria
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Åman, Mikael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Patientflöden till akutmottagningen: En kvantitativ punktprevalensstudie2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background. Patient flows to Swedish emergency departments are increasing. With an increased inflow of patients, the demands on the healthcare staff at the emergency department increase. With a discrepancy between in-, through- and outflow, risks of crowding are created, with consequences such as increased waiting times for patients, increased patient safety risks and suffering as a result. The emergency nurse's responsibility includes knowledge of patient flows, patient safety and alleviation of suffering. Nevertheless, there is little research about patient flows to the emergency department nationally.

    Purpose. The purpose of the study was to study the inflow of patients to the emergency departments at two regional hospitals.

    Method. The study was conducted as a quantitative point-prevalence study with an inductive approach. The analysis includes an analysis of data from two emergency departments in Region Dalarna, n = 201.

    Results. Over 70 percent of the patients that presented to the emergency departments had a previous healthcare contact. It was most common that younger patients used their own initiative and that elderly presented by ambulance. There were more men than women who came from community health centres with referral. Patients who had another healthcare contact before the visit had a higher medical priority or risk of admittance to the hospital than the patients who came on their own initiative.

    Conclusion. A physical meeting with healthcare staff can be of great importance for reducing the inflow of patients to the emergency department. It may be that there is a low capacity in the health care system to treat low-acuity patients.

  • 2349.
    Amylon, Lisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Medicine and Optometry.
    Jämförelse av ögonansträngning vid läsning på papper och på mobilskärm2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare Digital Eye Strain DES-symptoms after reading on a printed hardcopy versus a smartphone. To understand if results obtained from earlier studies that have showed DES when reading in from computer also applies to smartphones.

    Methods: 16 participants in the study were asked to read a Swedish book quietly for 20 minutes, either on a hardcopy or on a smartphone. The participants were told to use their normal working distance while reading from book or smartphone. They read the same book with the same textsize and font in both conditions. Directly after reading the participants completed a written questionnaire that consisted of ten questions about their level of ocular discomfort during the task.  

    Results: This study showed significant differences in mean symptom scores between printed hardcopy and smartphone on three of the symptoms; blurred vision while viewing the text (p=0,016), eyestrain (0,023) and tired eyes (0,015). In all three cases the symptoms were higher during smartphone use. No significant differences were found between the other seven symptoms. There were a significant difference in reading distance, smartphone were held closer than the hardcopy.

    Conclusion: This study shows that the symptoms after smartphone use is perceived as more severe than after reading on a hardcopy. The three symptoms that showed a significant difference were all higher after smartphone use.

  • 2350.
    An, Guilan
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    The Way Chinese Companies Collaborate with Chinese Universities2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study is to investigate how Chinese companies collaborate with Chinese universities. These companies in academic often referred as technology-based firms and follow a trend of Industry-University collaboration. Prior research within this field has found that these technology-based firms generally apply a model when collaborate with universities to reach both exploration and exploitation. Literature has given much attention to firms originating from European countries, and for that matter, more research needs to focus on the collaboration between Chinese firms and Chinese Universities. This exploratory research has incorporated a holistic approach in order to obtain an overall picture of the underlying pattern behind the collaboration. In order to aid and facilitate this investigation, I have followed a conceptual research model that has functioned as a guiding tool for my exploration and analysis. This conceptual research model is comprised of four main Industry-University models: Spin-off Model, joint project development model, joint-lab model and PHD work station. In order to investigate the objectives of the study, four cases from companies and universities were selected representing highly innovative company and university: Westbaltic Components AB, HuaWei Technologies, FuDan University and ZheJiang University.

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