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  • 301.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Social entrepreneurship: between Odysseus’s scar and Abraham’s sacrifice2016In: Social entrepreneurship and social enterprises: Nordic perspectives / [ed] Linda Lundgaard Andersen, Malin Gawell & Roger Spear, New York and London: Routledge, 2016, 1, p. 141-157Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the City of Malmö, social entrepreneurship initiatives are being proposed to reduce health inequalities among citizens. How do these initiatives acquire legitimacy? Taking a narrative turn, I suggest that social entrepreneurship in theory and practice is shaped by the narrative styles of Homer and the Old Testament, and that building the legitimacy of social entrepreneurship apparently entails not only aligning biased interests with neoliberal and managerial discourses but also narrating the reality of social entrepreneurship by means of enchanting digressions and tacit truth claims. However, such acquired legitimacy comes at a cost, giving rise to specific consequences for social entrepreneurship in general and for the City of Malmö specifically.

  • 302.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Social innovations in the cultural field: an essay2019In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference: Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: May 30 – 31, 2019, Prague / [ed] Ondřej Dvouletý, Martin Lukeš & Jan Mísař, Prague: University of Economics, Prague, Oeconomica Publishing House , 2019, p. 183-194Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This study seeks to shed light on how social innovations are constructed in the cultural field by probing the phenomenon in relation to the enactment of an opera company in the Småland region in southern Sweden.

    Design/methodology/approach: The study is based on an ethnographically inspired study, and is written in the form of an essay to capitalize on the genre’s tentative and reflective epistemology.

    Findings: The study illustrates how a specific social innovation in the cultural field is both a product and producer of social innovations, and how social innovation processes could be understood as assemblages of social innovations enacted using organizing contexts and idealistic infrastructures. In opposition to the idea that social innovations are solutions to social problems, it is proposed that solutions to social problems might represent the unintended consequence of deploying various social innovations. It is also suggested that social innovation processes in the cultural field is non-linear and irrational in character.

    Research/practical implications: The discourse on social innovation is largely based on a calculative engineering logic. This logic stands in sharp contrast to creative and artistic logics, and could hamper social innovation initiatives in the cultural sector. There is therefore a need for a differentiated understanding of social innovation in both theory and practice – an understanding that acknowledges social innovation as a construction dependent on specific contexts, processes, and people.

    Originality/value: The essay allows the reader to reflect on how social innovations are constructed in different contexts. 

  • 303.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Sociala innovationer på musikens fält: från lurig oxymoron till tongivande innovationspolitik2014In: Coda: andra antologin om Musik och samhälle / [ed] Mikael Askander, Johan A. Lundin & Johan Söderman, Malmö: Kira förlag , 2014, 1, p. 143-151Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Musiklivet är en blind fläck på den sociala innovationskartan. Varför är det så? Utifrån en diskussion om den sociala innovations-diskursens för-givet-taganden öppnas samtalet upp för en tongivande, istället för en tondöv, innovationspolitik. 

  • 304.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Technologies of the commune: A bridge over troubled water?2019In: Organizing hope: Narratives for a better future / [ed] Ericsson, D. & Kostera, M., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, 1, p. 142-152Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 305.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics. Stockholm School of Economics.
    Tongivande entreprenörskap: opera på småländska2018 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Entreprenörskap på kulturens område är ett fenomen präglat av motstridigheter och paradoxer. Ekonomiska realiteter ställs mot konstnärliga och kreativa ambitioner – och kontrasteras mot sociala och ideologiska förväntningar. Vad kännetecknar de organisatoriska processer som gör detta entreprenörskap möjligt, men som samtidigt också begränsar det? Vilka typiska handlingar, erfarenheter och förhållningssätt kan sägas definiera entreprenörskap på kulturens område?

    För att besvara frågor som dessa riktas blicken i den här boken  mot etableringen av företaget Smålandsoperan. Genom en fallstudie av detta ”tongivande entreprenörskap” skapas förståelse för entreprenörskapets typiska organiseringsrepertoar.

  • 306.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Tongivande tillit på entreprenörskapsfältet: det sociala kapitalets betydelse för entreprenörskap i gränslandet mellan kultur och marknad2018In: Organisation & Samhälle, ISSN 2001-9114, E-ISSN 2002-0287, no 2, p. 78-83Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 307.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Eriksson, Magnus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    The Art and Business of "Being Critical"2016In: Art and Business: Building a Common Ground for Understanding Society / [ed] Elena Raviola, Peter Zackariasson, Routledge, 2016, p. 16-27Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 308.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Ingman, Sissi
    Malmö University.
    Stavreski, Helena
    Malmö University.
    Governance within government: (re)thinking leadership in the city of Malmö?2016In: Presented at the 6th LAEMOS Conference, Viña del Mar, Chile, April 6-9, 2016, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 309.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
    Kostera, Monika
    Jagiellonian University, Poland;Södertörn university, Sweden.
    Introduction: Organizing hope: Narratives for a better future2019In: Organizing hope: Narratives for a better future / [ed] Ericsson, D. & Kostera, M., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, 1, p. 1-13Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 310.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Kostera, MonikaUniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie: Krakow, Małopolska, PL.
    Organizing hope: Narratives for a better future2019Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Crumbling social institutions, disintegrating structures, and a profound sense of uncertainty are the signs of our time. In this book, this contemporary crisis is explored and illuminated, providing narratives that suggest how the notion of hope can be leveraged to create powerful methods of organizing for the future. Chapters first consider theoretical and philosophical perspectives on hopeful organizing, followed by both empirical discussions about achieving change and more imaginative narratives of alternative and utopian futures, including an exploration of the differing roles of work, creativity, idealism, inclusivity and activism.

  • 311.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Kostera, Monika
    Jagiellonian University/Södertörns Högskola.
    Strategier för hopp i brytningstid2020Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Hopplöshet präglar dagens samhällsdebatt. Men det finns vägar ut ur hopplösheten. Att organisera sig och skapa en bild av det samhälle vi vill ha är en sådan väg. Det skriver Daniel Ericsson och Monika Kostera som står bakom forskningsantologin Organizing Hope.

  • 312.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Persson, Patrik
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Entrepreneurship lost and found2017In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference IMES, 25–26 May, 2017, Prague, University of Economics / [ed] Ivana Svobodová, Ondřej Dvouletý, Martin Lukeš & Jan Mísař, Prague: University of Economics, Prague, Oeconomica Publishing House , 2017, p. 190-199Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: In light of the many attempts within the social/societal turn of entrepreneurship to disconnect entrepreneurship from economic rationality and embrace it as an act of social becoming, the purpose is to reconnect entrepreneurship to its primary function within the capitalist regime: to make money and accumulate capital. This function, it is argued, is lost in present day research on entrepreneurship, and the aim therefore is to present a framework in which both economic and social aspects are found crucial for understanding entrepreneurship.

    Design/methodology/approach: Following post-positivist research traditions the research is based on an autoethnographic case study of entrepreneurship in the field of music. In focus is the phenomenon of collecting records, and the cultural web of social and economic significances that unfolds by means of the authors confessional tales about engaging in record collecting is used as an interpretative lever to question the dichotomy between social and economic rationality and value within contemporary research on entrepreneurship.

    Findings: In contrast to becoming or being perspectives on entrepreneurship, our interpretations lead us to frame entrepreneurship in terms of a having-mode. This mode in turn suggests a primary epistemic orientation based upon three interrelated socio-economic aspects: 1) a systemic know-what in order to distinguish field-specific values from non-value, 2) a systemic know-how to convert social value into economic value, and vice versa; and 3) a systemic know-how to create, capitalise upon and accrue field specific surplus value.

    Research/practical implications: The proposed framework breaks with both modern and postmodern notions of entrepreneurship, and thereby opens up new vistas for research on entrepreneurship as intrinsically a social and economic phenomenon.

    Originality/value: By opening up new vistas for research on entrepreneurship, alternative ways of describing, prescribing and understanding entrepreneurship are offered.

  • 313.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Persson, Patrik
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Samlandets kunskapsekonomi2015In: Presented at Konferensen Musik och Samhälle VII, Lund University, October 8-9, 2015, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 314.
    Ericsson, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Persson, Patrik
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Samlandets kunskapsekonomi2016In: M&STE: elektronisk tidskrift för konferensen Musik & samhälle, E-ISSN 2002-4622, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 37-51Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här texten problematiseras hur samlare av musik blir till och vilken betydelse kunskap om musik har för samlarens tillblivelse. Av särskilt intresse är att utveckla förståelse för det som sällan berörs när musiksamlande kommer på tal, nämligen samlandets ekonomiska aspekter.

  • 315.
    Ericsson, Linda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Mattsson, Stina
    Stövegård, Louise
    Det sådde ett frö inom mig, att jag skulle med vilja skapa ett eget företag.: En studie om kvinnliga företagares upplevelser av etableringsfasen2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A business owner describes as an individual that identifies new business opportunities and turn them into new business activities. The establishment phase is where the business owner starts the business and see if the business idea works. The business owner also identifies the market and produces products and services during this phase. The establishment phase involves a high risk because it arises unexpected activities that the business owner needs to handle, to be able to survive the phase. Personal attitudes, control and social norms affect an individual's driving force to start a business. A business owner often starts a business to be able to control their own time and also to be able to implement business ideas. Female business owners are often considered leaving their employment because the lack of job satisfaction and therefore choose to start a new business. Something that often affects female business owners experience during the establishment phase is networks, family situations and attitudes from both yourself and society. The purpose of this study is to generate an understanding of how the establishment phase perceives by female business owners in Sweden.

    This study had used a qualitative method with an inductive approach. Female business owners have been interviewed through unstructured interviews. The material that had been collected during the interviews, resulted in stories by female business owners. Criteria to choose respondents have been created to make sure that the study only includes relevant information for the purpose and research question. It was required that the respondents were a female business owner in Sweden. It was also required that they have survived the establishment phase and founder of the business in which they operate.

    The business owners’ stories, resulted in information that it is important to be energetic and actionable as a business owner and also believe in the business idea. The establishment phase involves a high risk, but the respondents think that it is important to dare to take a risk to be able to reach success. The respondents also think that a good self-esteem and a good self-awareness are two important characteristics to become a successful business owner. The respondents did perceive experiences during the establishment phase, similar but also different. One of the business owners described the establishment phase divided into two different periods. The first period of the establishment phase was perceived as fun and exciting. The second period consisted of doubts about the own ability and also a worse self-esteem. The respondents did also explain financial uncertainty as an experienced because of that the business income is not certain during the establishment phase. Networking was a positive experience because it has been giving the business owners good relationships, new ideas and also a marketing tool. It has also resulted in new potential employees, business partners and customers. The female business owners described that the feeling of security has made the establishment phase easier and therefore they describe this feeling as important.

    Keywords: female business owners, experiences, the establishment phase and Sweden.

  • 316.
    Ericsson, Mimmi
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Molin, Åsa
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    How to cool in the big pool: A qualitative study on how firms can implement collaborative consumption and promote sustainability to gain international competitive advantage2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Research Questions: How can firms implement the phenomena of collaborative consumption in their value chain and promote sustainability as a core value to gain international competitive advantage?

    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to identify how a firm can successfully implement the concept of collaborative consumption into their value chain and how to promote sustainability to gain international competitive advantage. To gain deeper understanding of collaborative consumption, sustainability branding, value chain and international competitive advantage, the different terms will be examined.

    Method: This thesis uses a qualitative method with a deductive approach. In order to gather empirical data, semi structured interviews has been conducted.

    Conclusions: By implementing collaborative consumption as a value adding service or in cooperation with other companies, firms can promote sustainability as core value and gain international competitive advantage. Thus, by implementing collaborative consumption and promote sustainability firms will be cool in the big pool. 

  • 317.
    Erikson, Jenna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Stenholm, Anna
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    När Grekland inte räcker till: En studie om långresans betydelse för unga vuxna2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis we have examined in which way the long term travel can be seen as an obligation among young adults. The survey is made through semi structured interviews with 52 young adults that have completed a long term travel. The responses that we received during the interviews helped us categorize six different ways. The different ways are discussed in the thesis and are summed up in the conclusion. There are many things that affect people and we have discussed the ways that the generation of our respondents experience in their life. The overall focus was the generation that our respondents exist in.

    The interviews were a way to grasp what we questioned. By connecting our empirical data from the interviews with theoretical framework and analyzed the different ways that creates an obligation, we have come to a conclusion. 

  • 318.
    Eriksson, Amanda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Fridman, Joakim
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Den goda maten: Hur Kommuniceras CSR-arbete till och av lokala franchisetagare? En fallstudie på ICA Gruppen AB.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    CSR har varit ett välbekant ämne sedan 1950-talet och antal franchisesamar- beten i Sverige ökar visar Svenska Franchiseförenings undersökning från 2018. Teorin beskriver även vikten av en tydlig kommunikation och strategi för franchisekoncernens CSR-arbete, trots detta finns det ett gap av studier specifikt inriktade på CSR inom franchising. Därför avser studien att bidra med en fördjupad förståelse för hur CSR-arbete kommuniceras till och av lo- kala franchisetagare. Studien utgick från en induktiv kvalitativ fallstudie på ICA Gruppen där empirisk data insamling skedde via analys av organisat- ionsdokument i form av den centrala hållbarhetsredovisningar från redovis- ningsår 2017 och 2018. Empirisk data insamlades även via semi-strukture- rade intervjuer med två stycken ICA Maxi franchisetagare. Empirisk data i form av den centrala hållbarhetsredovisningen avsågs bidra med förståelse för hur CSR-arbetet kommuniceras till lokala franchisetagare, medan de se- mistrukturerade intervjuerna avsågs bidra med förståelse för hur den lokala franchisetagaren tolkar och implementerar det centralt kommunicerade CSR- arbetet. Studiens slutsats är att franchisegivaren redogör för en global kom- munikationsstrategi gällande CSR-arbetet i hållbarhetsredovisningen, medan franchisetagaren i sin tur utformar sitt CSR-arbete anpassat till de lokala för- utsättningarna och möjligheterna.

  • 319.
    Eriksson, Caroline
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Intraprenad: - Ledarskapets betydelse för medarbetare vid en organisationsförändring2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze how the leaders of Katedralskolan in Växjö are working to motivate employees when introducing an ”intraprenad”. The focus of this study is primarily information and communication from the management but also to some extent from an employee perspective.

  • 320.
    Eriksson, Hanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Petersson, Julia
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    När tre vägar korsas: Om ett samarbete där olika logiker och intressen möts2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte:

    Syftet med studien är att beskriva hur intressenter med olika logiker samarbetar för att uppnå sina respektive intressen. Genom att identifiera utmaningar och möjligheter vill vi bidra till att intressenter i nätverk ska få ökad förståelse för hur framgångsrika samarbeten kan karaktäriseras samt hur utmaningar kan undvikas. Vi vill med studien även undersöka på vilket sätt effekten av samarbeten kan gynna samhällsnyttan.

    Metod:

    En fallstudie har genomförts med en induktiv ansats och en kvalitativ datainsamling. Vid insamlingen av empiriskt material genomfördes fem semistrukturerade intervjuer med informanter från tre olika aktörer som verkar i ett samarbete.

    Slutsats:

    Studien visar att relationer som byggs över gränsen mellan offentliga aktörer och privata organisationer är fördelaktiga för deras respektive utveckling och överlevnad. Vi har i denna studie sett att intressen i ett samarbete kan vara olika men att det är av stor vikt att hitta en balans däremellan för att skapa ett gemensamt värde. Vidare har vi kommit fram till att samarbeten kan generera resursutbyte som skapar ömsesidiga fördelar för de inblandade parterna. Genom studien har vi även kunnat se hur olikheter påverkar dynamiken i samarbetet. Vi har kunnat identifiera ett mönster där engagemang, kommunikation och förståelse är tre teman som karaktäriserar ett framgångsrikt samarbete. Slutligen har vi kunnat dra slutsatsen att organisationer i samverkan med andra parter kan skapa ett delat värde där lönsamhet och samhällsnytta går hand i hand.

  • 321.
    Eriksson, Jakob
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Snårelid, Emanuel
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Virtual teams make SMEs leap like frogs: A research regarding how virtual teams influence the internationalization process within a SME2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to examine what impact the new phenomena of virtual teams have on a Swedish SMEs internationalization process. The method of the thesis was decided to be a qualitative study, together with an abductive approach. The data was collected by interviewing managers from six different SMEs that have implemented virtual teams in their organization. All companies are located in Sweden, and are active on the international market, or aim to be internationalized in a near future. Multiple theories are presented in the theoretical framework, the theories chosen to support this thesis are Internationalization, Small-medium enterprise, Virtual teams vs physical teams, and cultural dimensions influencing the team. Based on the theories, a conceptual framework model was developed to show the connection between the mentioned theories. All findings extracted from the interviews is presented in the empirical findings chapter, where the primary data describes each case answers regarding the specific topics and theories. The analysis chapter visualizes the connection between empirical findings and the different theories, presenting advantages and challenges when using a virtual team. The conclusion of the thesis show that implementation of virtual teams can help Swedish SMEs leap over stages in a classical internationalization process. The thesis intends to influence managers of SMEs to implement virtual teams to digitalize their company, or to make their internationalization process easier. Ending the thesis with recommendations for future research

  • 322.
    Eriksson, Johanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Frost, Julia
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Konsten att sprida tyst kunskap: En fallstudie om konsulters osäkerhet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund:

    Samtidigt som konsulter måste tillhandahålla ny och professionell expertis verkar de i en föränderlig omgivning där gårdagens kunskap snabbt blir utdaterad. Få studier har undersökt om det kan finnas en potentiell, upplevd osäkerhet hos konsulten kopplad till sin kompetens. För att förstå om osäkerheten finns bör arbete med kunskap studeras inom konsultverksamheter.

    Syfte:

    Vi vill beskriva hur tyst kunskap sprids inom en konsultorganisation genom att studera hur arbete sker med att skapa förutsättningar för konsulterna att dela tyst kunskap mellan projektteam. Genom beskrivningen vill vi bidra med förståelse för hur delning av tyst kunskap möjligen kan minska potentiell, upplevd osäkerhet hos konsulterna.

    Metod:

    Arbetet består av en fallstudie av en konsultverksamhet inom IT branschen. En kvalitativ forskningsstrategi med en abduktiv ansats föranligger där datagenerering har skett genom fokusgrupp och individuella intervjuer.

    Slutsatser:

    Organisatoriska förutsättningar för tyst kunskapsdelning mellan projekt är ett öppet arbetsklimat där samarbete, vilja och goda relationer uppmuntrar konsulterna att dela kunskap. Tyst kunskap delas främst i informella forum men även i formella beroende på diskussionsämne, kontext och rådande förhållningssätt. Det finns till viss del en upplevd osäkerhet av konsulterna vilken är kopplad till deras expertis. Osäkerheten kan delvis reduceras genom tyst kunskapsdelning mellan projekt men framförallt genom informationsutbyte mellan projekt vilket reducerar och förebygger osäkerhet.

  • 323.
    Eriksson, Johanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Hedlund, Sara
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    I hopp om att bota: När chefsvakanser möter få ansökningar2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to gain greater understanding of how the public sector in smaller communities perceive and handle difficulties in recruiting executives and what they base their chosen approach on. Methodoly: Using an inductive approach, a survey study was performed on the public sector of Kalmar Län. A qualitative method was used to collect data, by conducting eight semi-structured interviews with executives in public sector organizations. Conclusion: The study has shown that public sector in smaller communities perceives a problem finding relevant candidates for executive positions, but they do not see it as a crisis. To handle the difficulties in finding relevant applicants they use operative and strategic actions. Operative actions include for example extending the ad and using the informal recruitment method. The strategic actions involves for example the talent management programs and by working with employer branding. The public sector in smaller communities is taking actions to handle the problem they perceive and also to handle the underlying factors that led to the problem. The way they handle the problem is based on formal and informal forces. Different forces prevent flexibility and the public sector in smaller communities imitates each other to maintain their legitimacy.

  • 324.
    Eriksson, Martin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Karlsson, Helén
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Kårandan inom polismyndigheten – omfattar den alla?: En studie av civilanställdas och polisers identiteter2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här studien har utförts inom Polismyndigheten i Region Syd. Syftet med det har varit att ta reda på vilka olika identiteter som uppenbarade sig hos poliser och civilanställda och om de uppvisade några skillnader med avseende på identitet. Civilanställda med olika profession och poliser arbetar tillsammans. Vi var intresserade av att undersöka om de identifierade sig med varandra eller om identiteterna kunde härledas till polis respektive civilanställd. Vår ansats har varit deduktiv och i undersökningen har vi utgått från tidigare framforskad teori på området. Vi har gjort 8 stycken kvalitativa djupintervjuer med utvald personal inom polismyndigheten i två olika län, på tre olika orter. De skillnader vi främst fann var att vissa ärenden enbart kan hanteras av poliser och att poliserna därmed har en gemensam nämnare som inte omfattar någon annan. Vi upptäckte också att kårandan till vissa delar omfattar de civilanställda men inte i alla sammanhang. Ytterligare upptäckt vi gjorde var att civilanställda som arbetade i nära relation till poliser kände en större samhörighet och identifikation med poliser. Det var en faktor som påverkade deras identitet. Vi anser att en liknande studie av större omfång där flera poliser, civilanställda och fler orter inkluderas kan vara en möjlig ingång för vidare forskning. Att även inkludera ett ledarperspektiv kan gynna vidare studier.

  • 325.
    Erlandsson, Elin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Svensson, Emmie
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Thune, Simon
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing. Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Att vara eller inte vara: En definitionsfråga: Om rekryteringskonsulters tolkning och definition av personliga egenskaper i en kravspecifikation2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of the essay is to provide an understanding and knowledge of how recruitment consultants work to define and assess personal qualities that are included in a requirement specification. Furthermore, we want map the tools that recruitment consultants uses to perform this assessment. A greater understanding of these processes and concepts can create an increased awareness and, in the long run, professionalization of both companies and recruiters, especially in the communication between them.Method: We have used a deductive and qualitative research approach. We conducted eleven qualitative and semi-structured interviews with people working within the recruitment industry.Conclusion: We have seen that recruitment consultants find it difficult to define the personal characteristics found in a requirement specification. The reasons are clarified to be due to the lack of communication between the recruitment consultant and the customer. A lack of communication results in the fact that the definition of the personal characteristics is not consistent between the parties, which significantly complicates the recruitment consultant’s work to find the right employee. We have therefore come to the conclusion that a physical meeting creates the opportunity for recruitment consultants and customers to achieve a good communication. The good communication has, in turn, been shown to be the way to reduce the risk of a definition variation.

  • 326.
    Ernstsson, Astrid
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Rissler, Simon
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Johansson, Oliver
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Hur fungerar Birgitta och Noel i en arbetsgrupp?: - En kvalitativ uppsats om samspel, konflikter och utveckling hos grupper med olika generationer2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns en hel del genomgående forskning kring hur arbetsgrupper fungerar. Angående fenomenet generationer finns det även relativt mycket forskning, dock är den forskningen främst ifrån USA. Går vi vidare till hur olika generationer fungerar i arbetsgrupp, speciellt i en svensk kontext, finner vi däremot en kunskapslucka. Arbetsgruppers dynamik och uppbyggnad har under lång tid varit ett stort forskningsämne. Att arbetsgrupper fungerar och är högpresterande är viktigt för organisationer då de ansvarar för många viktiga områden och uppgifter. Under senare tid har etnicitet, kultur och köns påverkan på arbetsgrupper varit faktorer som varit en trend inom forskningen. I skuggan av dessa har olika generationers påverkan blivit bortglömd. Därmed ville vi genom en kvalitativ forskningsmetod öka förståelsen för samspel, konflikter och utveckling i multigenerationella grupper. Genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med två arbetsgrupper ifrån olika företag fick vi ett empiriskt material med en svensk kontext som visade vad medarbetare i grupperna hade för egna erfarenheter och intryck av multigenerationella grupper. Uppsatsen visar att arbetsgrupper gynnas av att ha olika generationer i sin arbetsgrupp då de bidrar med olika styrkor och svagheter som kompletterar varandra väl. Konflikter var något vi vid uppsatsens början förväntade oss skulle finnas mellan generationerna, det visade sig dock inte vara något större problem enligt arbetsgrupperna. Trots olikheter mellan generationernas syn på värderingar, lojalitet och hierarki fungerar samspelet i arbetsgrupperna väl. 

  • 327.
    Ervik, Marcus
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Emriksson, Jimmy
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Kobaslic, Amar
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    CSR som affärsmodell: Ett steg närmare ett mer hållbart samhälle2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about companies and their responsibilities towards the society in which they operate. The term covers societal- as well as environmental responsibilities, which are topics that have been discussed for a long time, especially since the 50’s. As a result of the discussion, consumers, customers and other stakeholders have increased their expectations on corporate responsibilities. To better cope with the increasing expectations, a company can implement CSR into their business model. This led to the purpose of the paper, which is to create an understanding of how CSR can be implemented into a company's business model.

    To fulfill the purpose, a qualitative research has been conducted. The empirical data was gathered through phone interviews and the interviewed company was chosen for being known for their CSR. The chosen theoretical framework covers aspects that are considered to be connected to the components of a business model. The theoretical framework covers societal- and environmental responsibilities, communication strategies, CSR-initiatives, CSR-communication, competitive advantages and motivational factors.

    A company needs to dedicate a considerable amount of time into evaluating and deciding on how to implement CSR into each component of their business-model. None of the components of a company's business model can be left out from the CSR work that the company wishes to conduct. If one component is inadequate, the whole company can be affected since all the components are well connected. However, the company can still decide on which parts of the business-model they want to put emphasis on. The company should have a good communication with their stakeholders and the rest of the market, take responsibility for the society and the environment, know their competitive advantages and continuously work with different CSR-initiatives.

  • 328.
    Eskilsson, Frida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Glaser, Emelie
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Corporate Social Responsibility: A study of Swedish Organizations and Companies operating in China2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Bachelor Thesis School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Business Administation, Spring 2013

    Authors

    : Emelie Glaser and Frida Eskilsson

    Subject

    : Business Administration III

    Tutor

    : Kjell Arvidsson

    Examiner

    : Mikael Lundgren

    Title

    : Corporate Social Responsibility - A study of Swedish Organizations and Companies operating in China

    Problem

    : China has grown and is still growing toward becoming one of the world’s leading economies but in the shadow of this rapid advancement, the country has had to make sacrifices regarding the environment and people’s health, safety and well-being at their work places. The social responsibility discussion is constantly being debated by companies and their representatives world-wide. Companies need to act responsibly in order for businesses to be competitive and remain successful in the global economy. Companies’ operations also have to be based on sustainable thinking and acting. We find that CSR can be used by companies as a strategy for working with social responsibility toward both employees and society. In 2007, an agreement between the Swedish and the Chinese government was established with the purpose to raise awareness about efforts that can contribute to more sustainable development among companies operating in China. This study looks into how Swedish organizations and companies support sustainable ways of working within the Chinese labor market.

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this study is to achieve an understanding of, and to describe why, Swedish organizations and companies in the Chinese labor market act in order to be socially responsible. We also aim to analyze and present how the studied organizations and companies in question work practically towards their responsibility to society and how their operations affect people.

    Method:

    This study is based on an abductive strategy with a qualitative research stance. The empirical findings are based on information from seven interview respondents working within Swedish organizations and companies in the Chinese labor market.

    Result, Conclusion:

    Our basic rights and needs have to be fulfilled in order to be socially responsible toward others. Chinese growth is aimed at building a strong economy for their citizens and fulfilling their basic needs as a first priority. Because the country has focused on building a strong economy, there has not been enough emphasis given to social responsibility thinking. There is a need for all kinds of sustainable solutions that can contribute to supporting economic growth which can lead to advancement in a long-term perspective. However there is a positive aspect in this issue; there is growing interest within companies in China to learn about, and practice CSR activities.

  • 329.
    Evestål, Hanna
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Karlsson, Annie
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Nordgärd, Axel
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Vad förväntade du dig egentligen?: En studie om förväntningar på gerillamarknadsföring2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: An expectation is a frame of mind that people feel about something or someone before they are in contact with the object. This takes ground in a positive feeling over how something is going to be or demands they will live by. Every day people are exposed for situations when expectations are created. Expectations can be measured before, under and after something is completed. You can build up a range of expectations before you complete a mission, which is a given through the whole process. During the campaign it can feels like it matches your expectations or maybe distinguishes significant. During the process it is usual that new expectations discovers. After the mission you can see if the expectations was satisfying or not. Throughout the campaign the company can either deliver a splendid campaign that satisfies many demands but it wasn´t anything that the customer expected and therefore it had a negative effect on their expectations. The campaign can also turn out awry and directly affect the customer’s expectation for the worse and on the other way, the campaign can turn out not so good and still be more then the customer expected. This will result in that the customer’s expectations were exceeded. Guerrilla marketing aims to perform an unconventional marketing campaign that stands out from the social norms and rules, which are followed, in traditional marketing.  

    The purpose is to accomplish a comparative study of selected cases campaigns to find out if the interview objects expectations are consistent with the results.

    Methodology: A qualitative research approach has been chosen for this particular study as it aims to investigate and study how the expectations in our campaigns agree with their results.  Our study take it´s ground in a non-dualistic ontology with the abductive approach. Three guerrilla-campaigns have both been criticized and we have used semi-structured interviews and telephone interviews to collect empirical data.   

    Results: It turned out that all participants in the campaigns got their expectations filled or exceeded, this can be since every participant entered the campaign with different experiences and demand on their expectations. It is also accessible to see that everyone is pleased with the effect of guerilla marketing and will use it again.

  • 330.
    Faerber, Anna
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Top leaders’ relationships and their destructive results: A look into the relationship between top U.S.political leaders and business leaders2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It has been a lot of talking about who’s president’s fault has been for the

    crisis that Started in the United States and how it spread around the world.

    Is it really a specific group of people’s fault? Our leaders’ responsibility to

    prevent all this? Or is it all of our fault for living in the illusions leaders

    created for us in order to keep being elected? I am not here to point fingers

    but, rather, analyzing what has happened by researching legislations that

    passed and did not pass, and who lobbied and why they lobbied on specific

    legislations that could have made a difference in the economic situation but

    were never given the chance. The research are mainly on the years right

    before the 2007- 2008 recession and specifically from 2004 to 2006. I

    conclude with analyzing the types of leadership styles that I feel have

    influenced the current situation and what is the follower’s responsibility in

    letting it happen, why, and how they could change the situation.

  • 331.
    Fagerstedt Henrikson, Björn
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Sundlöf, Emil
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Den samtida skålverkarens möjligheter och utmaningar: - En studie om bemanningskonsulters yrkesidentitet och lojalitet i ett interorganisatoriskt sammanhang2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte:

    Uppsatsens syfte är att studera och förklarahurbemanningskonsulters yrkesidentitet påverkas av attverka i ett interorganisatoriskt sammanhang. Vidare är syftet att studeraoch förklara hurbemanningskonsulters lojalitet påverkas som en följd av de temporära grupperna.

    Metodik:

    I den här kandidatuppsatsen så har en tvärsnittsstudie tillämpats som forskningsstrategi. Fortsatt så har en abduktiv forskningsansats används. Datainsamlingen har skett genom kvalitativa intervjuer med bemanningskonsulter som är verksamma i bemanningsbranschen.

    Slutsatser:

    Vi har sett att bemanningskonsulters yrkesidentitet och lojalitet har påverkats av att verka i ett interorganisatoriskt sammanhang. Studien har visat att bemanningskonsultersyrkesidentitet präglas av flexibilitet och anpassningsbarhet och att de omdefinierar sig själva i syfte att passa in i de olika kundföretagen. Studien har även visat på en tvetydighet i bemanningskonsulternas lojalitet. Lojalitetenhar varit beroende av andra faktorer.

  • 332.
    Fan, Wanting
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Social and economic impact of coastal tourism in Kalmar, Sweden2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Coastal tourism is one of the most important way of leisure and entertainment in the world, which brings impact in varying degrees to the tourism destination. These effects relate to economic, social, and environmental aspects. With the concept of sustainability being widely used, sustainable tourism has received more attention. However, most studies focus on the tourism impact on the coastal environment, while the social and economic aspects were sparse explorations.

    Therefore, this research applies the qualitative method to explore the social and economic impact of tourism on the coastal city, Kalmar. Furthermore, the perspective of residents and business owners is the main way to reflect these effects. According to the results of the study, the development of the tourism industry will indeed bring some impact to the coastal city on economy and society. However, due to differences of cultural background and actual situation, these effects are not always the same. For example, for the economic impact of tourism business, the impact on the hotel is more noticeable than the impact on restaurants and bars.

  • 333.
    Faraj, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Kjellmor, Hampus
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Näslund, Hampus
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Anpassa eller dö: En kartläggning av aggregatorernas roll i den svenska musikindustrin2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Anpassa eller dö, är en kartläggning av musikaggregatorer i den svenska musikindustrin. Uppsatsens syfte är att kartlägga musikaggregatorers olika funktioner i en föränderlig musikbransch för att förstå dess olika funktioner i svensk musik industri. 

    Uppsatsen är forskad genom en induktiv ansats med kvalitativ forskning och ostrukturerade intervjuer samt deltagande observation, som valda metoder. 

    Uppsatsens slutsats har visat att musikaggregatorers primära funktion handlar om att distribuera musik till olika streamingtjänster men behöver ständigt anpassa sig i en föränderlig musikbransch för att kunna överleva.

  • 334.
    Feichtinger, Benjamin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Hörold, Christian
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Recruitment and Selection: The way of finding future talented leaders2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Hiring the wrong leader can have disastrous effects on the productivity, moral, time and budget of an organization. In fact, a gap of leaders will arise in the next years, which makes it necessary to know and use the right strategies for attracting and selecting the appropriate future leaders who have the ability to successfully lead a company. Therefore, recruiting and selecting the right leaders is an important challenge for all organizations worldwide. How can they find, attract and choose people to become leaders? To answer this question, this Thesis looks at the whole process of hiring future leaders for organizations. First, we want to determine what is necessary to be successful in a leadership position in an organization. Second, we figured out what kind of recruitment strategies can be used in order to attract and find leaders, and third, we aim at showing which methods companies can employ to select the best fitting candidate for their vacant leadership position. In order to find answers to these questions, we have conducted interviews with seven leaders from different industry sectors, who shared their experience about leadership and the way of finding, attracting and selecting talented people who can become future leaders. Moreover, we conducted a questionnaire that has been handed out to students who might be potential leaders of the future. To ensure the meaningfulness of the study, we asked students from different faculties in 21 countries. The reason of the mixture of different sources is to acquire a broader insight into how the recruitment and selection of leaders takes place, with the aim of creating a representative picture.

  • 335.
    Fernandez Grijalva, Nicia Ivonne
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Pro-environmental Behavior in Mass Tourism: Testing manipulation techniques in tourists for "voluntary" sustainable actions2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Five suggested experiments from tested Pro-environmental behavior change studies made in different advance economy countries were applied in the emerging economy tourist destination: Samalayuca Sand Dunes Park in Ciudad Juárez, Chih. México.  Results show that promoting connectivity between  the tourist and the destination, framing actions for tourists who are not aware about sustainable practices, encouraging sustainable actions with non monetary incentives, and reminding tourists faults against the environment are sucessful techniques to enhance pro-environmental behaviors in tourists; while a combination of these practices may enhance positive spillover to increase such actions and thus, helping to close the ”holiday” gap or the unsustainable behavior tourists show during travel.

  • 336.
    Fernández Gutiérrez, Pablo
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Linette, Quentin
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Nomoto, Tsukasa
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Student volunteering in Sweden and themotivations driving this phenomenon: A quantitative research on Swedish universities2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis is related to the phenomenon of student volunteering, in Sweden, the field of study and its own context. Our argumentation is based on the concept of “motivation” and focused on the students of universities in Sweden. In order to lead this research, we created a survey and sent it to the 14 Erasmus Student Networks (ESN) of Sweden in order to use their database and spread the survey. We wanted to answer our research question: What are the motivations behind student volunteering in a Swedish context? We obtained 123 answers related to items of interest for our study: the motivations to start volunteering, the abilities students improved, how often student volunteer and why they don’t volunteer, for example. Moreover, we proposed a typology of volunteers depending on their frequency of volunteering. Note that most of the answers came from the city of Växjö, which consist of one of the biggest limitations of the results. We answered 6 hypothesis but only 4 of them found a suitable answer. Our findings are as following: younger surveyees tend to volunteer more frequently than older ones. Regarding their origins (Swedish or international student), it is not confirmed that volunteers want to improve different abilities and have different motives to volunteer. Furthermore, it is confirmed that students volunteer following intrinsic motivations more than extrinsic ones. Finally, we pointed out that Swedish students who are not studying at their home town volunteer for organizations in order to meet new people and to make new friends.

  • 337.
    Ferrec, Romain
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Oskam, Petrus
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Building Relationships: Assessing the quality of the relationship between leaders and followers as an indication of authenticity vs. toxicity2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Relationships are so entrenched in the social interaction between individuals that most people do not pay attention to them until they experience trouble in their relationship. Humans create new relationships and end old ones all the time in conscious and unconscious processes.

    This thesis will give a theoretical and practical overview to reveal the process of social interaction which shapes relationships between a leader and a follower. We focus on the necessary components as well as on the process in which the relationship is built. We approach the process of social interaction from both the side of the leader and the side of the follower to create a balanced picture that will provide systematic explanation of this complicated and multidimensional phenomenon.

    The primary focus of this thesis will be on the origin and development of an authentic, healthy relationship between a leader and a follower.

  • 338.
    Feuillat, Maxime
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Swanson, Ellen
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Tune your leadership before losing the game: A study of how managers can improve their leadership by learning from the way conductors and football coaches handle mistakes.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    We, as authors, have noticed a paradox in today’s society. We often hear inspirational quotes such as “you have to fail in order to reach success” or “you learn from failure”. Thomas Edison himself said “I haven’t failed; I have just identified many ways that donot work”. Yet in society and within many organizations, there is a lack of discussion and acceptance when it comes to mistakes and failures, thus also a lack of the learnings from them. Failure is actually a neglected and feared topic, referred as “the Elephant inthe board room”, where mistakes are manipulated in hope of being forgotten and nevernoticed. Nowadays, we live in a society in which individuals are chasing perfectionism. Therefore, there is a fear of making mistakes which hinders followers to dare and take risk to progress. We believe that employees constantly suffer from this pressure and unhealthy environment within corporations. Therefore, we wished to go beyond this issue as we found ourselves astonished by the large number of quote present out there. In order to explore the concept of failure, we identified two kind of organizations in which the culture of mistakes and failures are different than in corporations. The two fields investigated are the orchestra and football team. Mistakes in these organizationsare not feared rather expected and accepted. We asked ourselves what do these leaders do differently and if managers could learn from the conductors and coaches in order to avoid or prevent. To answer these questions, we analyzed different major componentsof leaders such as their perspective about performances, their role as leaders, the communication and relationship with their followers and last but not the least their perspectives and way of handling mistakes. It appears indeed that organizational leadershave lessons to learn from coaches and conductors regarding the four main area we have analyzed such as considering mistakes as part of the past and source of learning as well as implementing a two-way communication.

  • 339.
    Filip, Bärtfors
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Eng, Arvid
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Kan vi vara alla till lags?: Om hur klubbledningen i allsvenska fotbollsklubbar påverkas av olika intressenters intressen2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous academic research has shown that sport organizations are complex and hard to manage due to the large number of stakeholders with a high commitment. In Sweden, we also have an unique “51 %”-rule that make the football clubs owned by members which leads to a higher dependence from stakeholders. The purpose of the thesis was to identify and describe what challenges the management of the sport organizations in the Swedish highest league in football, Allsvenskan, may have to deal with because of different influences and agendas of the groups of stakeholders around the organization. We examined the decision makers in four clubs in Allsvenskan about their approach to the stakeholders and how they are working to satisfy the goals, claims and agendas through qualitative interviews. The result showed that sporting results is the main reason to the different approaches of the stakeholders. It also showed that the balancing of the economy is the biggest challenge for the management of the sport organizations in Swedish elite football clubs. Meanwhile, the results also showed that the different stakeholders never could be completely satisfied. 

  • 340.
    Firak, Paulina
    et al.
    Wawelska Kooperatywa Spożywcza, Poland.
    Kostera, Monika
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Jagiellonian University, Poland; University of Bradford, UK.
    Markowska-Stefańska, Łucja
    Wawelska Kooperatywa Spożywcza, Poland.
    Organizacje wspólnego dobra: Kooperatywa Wawelska2016In: Magazyn Kontakt, ISSN 1898-9195, no Feb 22Article, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 341.
    Flod, Evanja
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Hög, Anna
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Thelin, Jenny
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Jakten på den rätta kompetensen: En kvalitativ studie om subjektivitetens roll i rekryteringssammanhang2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att rekrytera rätt kompetens till rätt plats är lättare sagt än gjort. I sökandet efter rätt kompetens för en tjänst finns det utrymme för att subjektivitet och kategorisering präglar rekryteringsprocessen, vilket föranleder att arbetssökande riskerar att väljas bort på felaktiga grunder. Vi ville genom en kvalitativ studie öka vår förståelse för rekryteringsprocessen och undersöka om och i så fall hur en anonymisering i rekryteringen kan förändra subjektivitetens roll i processen och därmed även den homosociala reproduktionen. Med detta i åtanke ville vi undersöka ett företag som utger sig använda en omvänd kompetensbaserad rekryteringsmetod med tester i urvalsprocessen och som bortser från allt som inte är relevant för en tjänst. Detta genomfördes i form av semistrukturerade intervjuer med individer från två perspektiv. Två representanter intervjuades från vårt fallföretag som arbetar med rekrytering, medan fyra representanter intervjuades från olika kundföretag. Vi fann att rekryteringsprocessen alltid kommer präglas av subjektivitet så länge valet av kandidat görs av människor. Det är därför en fråga om att senarelägga subjektiviteten för att möjliggöra eliminering av den negativa effekt som riskerar att medföra att den bäst lämpade kandidaten väljs bort på felaktiga grunder. Denna senareläggning kan möjliggöras genom anonymisering av en arbetssökandes identitet och på så sätt kan även den negativa effekten av homosocial reproduktion förändras.

  • 342.
    Foghagen, Christer
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    The blooming paradise: algae blooms, environmental change and tourism2014In: European Journal of Tourism Research, ISSN 1994-7658, E-ISSN 1314-0817, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 79-91Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tourism has become an important sector for many rural areas in Sweden. For the island Öland tourism is an important economic niche and along with agriculture, the backbone of the local economy. Island tourism systems can however, be vulnerable to environmental change. Algae blooms have repeatedly affected Baltic Sea coastlines in recent years, and destination planners in Öland reported losses of 27 million Euros for the season in 2005 alone. This article investigates related impacts on tourist decisions within the camping sector, through interrelationships of algaeblooms, weather conditions, supply of camping facilities and distance to attractions outside the camping area. It goes on to evaluate how important camping visitors state these different factors to be for their choice of destination. The method used in this article is a stated preference where the respondents are requested to evaluate a number of hypothetical alternatives. The results show that camping is an important niche within Swedish summer tourism. However, high reliance on sea, sun and sand as the primary tourism product might be challenged by weather extremes, precipitation and biotic change in the future. Proactive strategies and adaptation strategies are important steps to take in order to mitigate potential negative impacts for the future.

  • 343.
    Foghagen, Christer
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Alriksson, Stina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
    Mitigating water shortage impacts: water consump­tion and sectoral adaptations among tourism and farming enterprises in Öland, South East Sweden2018In: Tourism implications and dilemmas, 24-26 September 2018: book of abstract, 2018, p. 126-126Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tourism development has, for many areas, become an important means to mitigate impacts from rural restructuring and out migration. At the same time, tourism is an additional stress factor on local infrastructures, environments and water resources. The peak season for both farming and coastal tourism often coincide with the dry summer season. As a result, since both farming and tourism have a high demand for freshwater consumption, water scarcity and related issues has become an increasingly pressing matter (Gössling 2001; Gössling Et al, 2012; Cole 2014). This is especially evident for many coastal and island destinations where freshwater demand and water consumption accelerate. The increasing demand is in part a result of increasing volumes of incoming tourists, cattle livestock changes as well as the 20th century wetland reductions to feed the need of larger areas of farmland. The capacity to cope with low amounts of precipitation for periods of continuous years becomes increasingly challenging. This paper examines the awareness of water scarcity among tourism and farming businesses in Öland and Gotland, as well as measures taken to mitigate of impacts and freshwater use. Focus group interviews as well as surveys have been conducted among tourism and farming businesses and stakeholders in Öland and Gotland. The results show significant differences between tourism- and farming stakeholders regarding perception of causes and effects of water scarcity. Variation in responses is also seen in water management issues as well as matters of responsibility and solutions. There is also a difference between tourism- and farming businesses regarding mitigation and the actions and measures taken to secure freshwater their access or reduce freshwater abstraction.

  • 344.
    Foghagen, Christer
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Höckert, Emily
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Sympoetics in the Anthropocene2018In: Knowing with nature - The future of tourism education in the Anthropocene: TEFI10 Conference 3-6 June Pyhätunturi, Finland / [ed] Outi Kugapi & Mikko Äijälä, Rovaniemi: Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI) , 2018, p. 10-10Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 345.
    Folea, Ion
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Vad gör ledaren för att förbättra medarbetarnas teamlärande?2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: To increase understanding and bring new knowledge about what the leader is doing to improve employees' teams learning.

    Research method: An abductive approach was chosen as research method and a qualitative approach is used as inquiry method because it fits best the purpose of the thesis and is supposed to produce more comprehensive information leaving more space for the personal opinions of the respondents.

    Theoretical framework:   The theoretical section of the study is based on theories of learning organizations and the five disciplines, systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision and team learning. Greater emphasis is put on personal mastery, shared vision and team learning. The main areas of team learning are alignment, dialogue, discussion and conflicts.

    Empirical research: The empirical part of the thesis has been conducted at the County of Administrative board of Kronoberg. Five individual semi-structured interviews were carried our addressing respondents in leading positions within the organization, including the governor.

    Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study are:

    Personal mastery, involvement and commitment are important prerequisites for the creation of a shared vision within the organization and the leader uses every opportunity to encourage their employees to continuous learning and development, creating and maintaining a creative tension within the organization as well as a discussion promoting climate. The leader should be an example for organisation through personal commitment and presence.

    The leader must ensure that the team is aligned and communication works well on all levels within the organization reducing the risk of misunderstandings. Dialogue and skillful discussion are both important concepts when it comes to team learning, and employees must have enough knowledge to be able to switch between them when needed. The leader must be able to deal with conflicts quickly and on a constructive way.

  • 346.
    Fors, Isabelle
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Persson, Elin
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Torvinen, Niina
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Social hållbarhet på attraktiva destinationer: en komparation av öarna Paxos och Boracay ur ett besöksperspektiv2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The tourist streams have increased more and more over the years. Thanks to the technology and globalization, it has contributed to an increased tourism and impact on destinations. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether social sustainability is affected by tourism on Paxos and Boracay from a visitor perspective. The method used for the survey was questionnaires and a selection that focused on those who visited the two islands. It was also a comparison of Paxos and Boracay related to social sustainability. The result was presented in three categories, society, culture and crime and security. The result showed that the social sustainability of Boracay was most affected by tourism. The conclusion of the study showed that the social sustainability of Paxos and Boracay is affected by tourism in both negative and positive ways. It turned out that the most affected island by tourism within social sustainability was Boracay

  • 347.
    Fors, Victor
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Hillerbratt, Anna
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Sandén, Sara
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Agilt ledarskap: Ett sätt att leda en organisation med medarbetaren i centrum2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: Agile leadership – a way to lead an organization with the employee as the main focus.

    Authors: Anna Hillerbratt, Victor Fors & Sara Sandén

    Institution: Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics.

    Program: Human Resource Management. Course: Business Administration III – Organization,

    Supervisor: Olle Duhlin

    Examiner: Mikael Lundgren

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to create an understanding of agile leadership through the interpretation and valuation of organizational behaviors. The purpose is also to understand if and how agile leadership can be applied to organizations regardless of whether or not agile methods are used. The study is interesting for students and leaders, but also individuals who are interested in how leadership can develop in relation to future organizations.

    Methodology: A case study that adresses agile leadership from an organizational perspective. The study was conducted with a qualitative method and an inductive approach.

    Conclusions: We have, through previous research, perceived that the focus of the agile methodologies initially was based on the practical application of agile methods and that there was no leadership theory based on the two main purposes of the agile approach. The results of the study is therefore a self-developed VAS-model. The basic principle of the model is: With the employees as the main focus we create an attractive workplace and a profitable organization, an organization that ensures frequent delivery of quality, thus meeting customer needs and being responsive to change.

    Key words: agile, agile approach, leadership, self-organizing teams, communication, motivation, flexibility. 

  • 348.
    Forsberg, Christoffer
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Henningson, Lucas
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Personal visits are better appreciated than sent greetings: A multiple-case study of project business and network risks and opportunities in Africa2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to gain understanding and analyze how Scandinavian firms’ relationships and networks can help them to create opportunities and reduce risks when conducting project business on African markets. Through this purpose we have created a main research questions that aims to answer:

    In order to answer the main research question a theoretical framework will be built on project business theories in order to understand project business and the opportunities and risks that are known to the project marketer. The Network Model and Uppsala Internationalization Model will also be applied to gain understanding of how to create opportunities and reduce risks through your networks and relationships. The research approach of this thesis will be an abductive approach and the gathering of primary data will be done through qualitative interviews using a multiple case study of two experienced project business actors. The gathered empirical data will interpreted with the help of the theoretical framework.

     

    The conclusion of this thesis indicates that project business risks and opportunities many times are interrelated to the same actors and that coordination and communication among the project marketer’s relationships and networks are vital to project business success on African markets. Onwards a theoretical gap and our theoretical contribution within the field will be presented, along with suggestions for further research and implications for practicing project business actors.

  • 349.
    Forsberg, Fanny
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Hallström, Emilia
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Frihet under ansvar: En kvalitativ studie om ansvarsdelegering och dess inverkan på hotellreceptionisters motivation2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to create an understanding of hotel receptionists experiences of delegation of responsibility and how it affects their motivation for wanting to go the extra mile in their professional capacity. As part of this, we also want to figure out how hotel managers look at delegating responsibilities and how they use it.

    Methodology: A cross-sectional study of hotels has been used as a research design with an inductive approach. The data has been produced through a qualitative approach in which semi-structured interviews were conducted.

    Conclusion: Hotel managers primarily use delegation of responsibility to create guest satisfaction and hotel receptionists want to have authority to satisfy the guests' needs. There are a lot of factors that will affect the outcome of the delegation such as feedback, the individuals willingnes to have more responsibility and having the right tools and competence. More responsibility contributes to more motivated hotel receptionists, under the premise that the delgetion of authority is done the right way. 

  • 350.
    Forsberg, Pauline
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Eriksson, Malin
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Stendal, Åsa
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Orsaker till varför första linjens chefer inom offentlig sjukvård överväger att lämna sin chefsposition: En kvalitativ fallstudie med utgångspunkt i  krav-kontroll-stödmodellen2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Statistics has shown that a quarter of managers within the public sector resign within two years and 40 percent within four years. This has caused an economic social problem, since employee turnover is expensive in multiple ways. In addition, a psycho social problem has risen due to the stress first line managers experience, which has affected their health. In general, first line managers struggle to find a balance between demands from management department and demands from employees. Furthermore, previous research has shown the importance of having control and feeling support when maintaining a healthy work environment. Karasek and Theorell created the demand-control-support-model in the 1970’s which has mainly been used in studies of stress and stress related diseases.

    The aim of the study is to investigate the impact demand, control and support have for first line managers’ decision to leave their manager position within public health care. The study is based on six qualitative semi-structured interviews with first line managers. The interview questions are based on the demand-control-support model whereupon the material was analyzed by using a qualitative content analysis.

    The result shows only two of six participants have considered leaving their manager position within public health care. The participants highlight the importance of experiencing demand, having control and feeling support in their roles as first line managers. They also emphasize other essential variables such as having the opportunity to develop both personally and in work life, and to balance work life and private life. The investigated variables are thus important and the majority of first line managers perceive a high level of demands, high control and support in work life as well as in private life. Based on the interviews, we can confirm perceiving support in private life is of greater value than feeling support in work life.

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