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  • 51.
    Aidemark, Lars-Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Funck, Elin K.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Jansson, Andreas
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Det balanserade styrkortet i sjukvården: Erfarenheter från sjukhusen i Sverige2009Report (Other academic)
  • 52.
    Aidemark, Lars-Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Jonnergård, Karin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    The Balanced Scorecard and health care contracting in a Private Public Partnership2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 53.
    Aidemark, Lars-Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Lindkvist, Lars
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. LEO.
    Från förvaltning till bolag: Erfarenheter från två sjukhus2006In: Nationellt forskningsprogram om sjukvårdens förändringar,: Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting, 2006, p. 78-Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 54.
    Aidemark, Lars-Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Lindkvist, Lars
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Management accounting in public and private hospitals:: a comparative study2004In: Studies in managerial and financial accounting, ISSN 1479-3512, Vol. 14, no 5, p. 427-445Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates whether hospitals run as limited companies have more cost conscious and organizationally committed clinic superintendents when compared with public hospitals. Also, if the management accounting systems differ in the hospitals studied. Using a questionnaire, two hospital companies are compared with two hospitals controlled by political boards.

    According to the analysis there are no significant differences between clinic superintendents in public hospitals and hospital companies. This is true in terms of organizational commitment and cost consciousness. However, the study indicates that participation in the hospital budget-setting process and satisfaction with financial information both affect the superintendents' cost consciousness.

     

  • 55.
    Akin, Serdar
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Företagsvärdering av Betsson AB: En jämförelse mellan kassaflödesvärdering och Relativvärdering2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 56.
    Alarcón, Dante
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Ivarsson, David
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Human Resource Management: A comparative study of Carrier Refrigeration in Ingelstad (Sweden) and in Jászárokszállás (Hungary)2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    HRM is an important issue whether companies are successful or not in the global market. Many authors have different views on how important culture and local factors are and to what extent it should be taken into consideration when managing units. Taylor et al (1996) state that companies can use three different approaches of HRM: adaptive, integrative or exportive. Considering whether or not culture is a factor taken into consideration when shaping HRM in two different affiliates, three hypotheses were formulated:

    Hypothesis 1: Culture and local aspects are to a large extent taken into consideration when shaping Human Resource Management.

    Hypothesis 2: Culture and local aspects are to some extent taken into consideration when shaping Human Resource Management.

    Hypothesis 3: Culture and local aspects are not taken into consideration when shaping Human Resource Management.

    Our purpose is to confirm or reject the formulated hypotheses by identifying, analyzing and comparing the shaping of HRM in Carrier Refrigeration in Ingelstad (Sweden) and in Jászárokszállás (Hungary) regarding:

    • how different types of responsibility are decentralized

    • how employees communicate

    • how employees are motivated & rewarded

    In the aspects of responsibility, communication and motivation & reward the three different approaches are seen. When each aspect is summarized the different approaches are seen as follows; responsibility shows overall an exportive approach, communication shows overall an integrative approach and motivation & reward shows overall an integrative approach.

    Since two of the three aspects show an integrative approach the second hypothesis (H2) is confirmed which means that the first (H1) and the third (H3) hypotheses are rejected. The hypothesis that is valid is formulated as follows:

    Culture and local aspects are to some extent taken into consideration when shaping Human Resource Management.

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  • 57.
    Albin, Björn
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Hjelm, Katarina
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Ekberg, Jan
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Elmeståhl, Sölve
    Mortality among foregn born and native born in Sweden 1970-19992005In: European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 15, no 5, p. 511-517Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 58.
    Alkhamisi, Mahdi A.
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Shukur, Ghazi
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Developing Ridge Parameters for SUR Model2008In: Communication in Statistics, Theory and Methods, Vol. 37, no 4, p. 544-564Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 59.
    Alkhamisi, Mahdi
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Khalaf, Gadban
    Shukur, Ghazi
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Some modifications for choosing ridge parameter2006In: Communications in Statistics, theory and Methods, Vol. 35, no 11, p. 2005-2021Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 60.
    Alkhamisi, Mahdi
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Shukur, Ghazi
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    A Monte Carlo study of recent ridge parameters2007In: Communications in Statistics, Simulation and Computation, Vol. 36, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 61.
    Allebert, Jessica
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Ivarsson, Karolina
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Magnusson, Caroline
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Ökade kostnader orsakade av IFRS: - en studie om ökade kostnader för redovisning och revision vid implementering av IFRS2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Under flera år har det förts diskussioner inom EU om att harmonisera och förbättra reglerna av finansiell redovisning för noterade företag inom unionen. Det har även funnits en strävan att närma sig de redovisningsnormer som tillämpas internationellt, framförallt IAS. År 2002 introducerade EU den största förändringen i Europa på 30 år gällande finansiell redovisning. De antog en ny redovisningsreglering som går ut på att alla EU-listade företag skall följa IFRS i deras finansiella rapporter. Dessa standarder har börjat gälla från och med den 1 januari år 2005.

    Syfte: Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka om normförändring, såsom implementeringen av IFRS, leder till ökade kostnader för redovisning och revision för svenska börsnoterade företag samt undersöka varför dessa kostnader ökar.

    Metod: Vi har utgått från befintlig teori vilket medfört att vi har en deduktiv ansats. Utifrån teorin har vi utformat hypoteser som är förenklingar och generaliseringar av verkligheten. Det empiriska materialet har vi samlat in genom telefonintervjuer och från årsredovisningar. Informationen har sedan statistiskt bearbetats samt analyserats för att kunna förkasta våra hypoteser eller ej. Detta har sedermera mynnat ut i våra slutsatser.

    Slutsatser: Studien visar att normförändring, så som implementering av IFRS, skapar ökade kostnader för redovisning och revision för svenska börsnoterade företag. Faktorerna vi anser påverkar dessa kostnader vid normförändring är behovet av ökade revisions- och konsulttjänster samt utbildning.

    Förslag till fortsatt forskning: Forskning angående om börsnoterade företag tvingats avnotera sig på grund av IFRS skulle vara intressant att fullfölja. Även forskning som belyser om nyttan med IFRS verkligen överstiger kostnaderna som uppkommit, är intressant att undersöka.

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  • 62. Almasri, Abdullah
    et al.
    Locking, Håkan
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Shukur, Ghazi
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Testing for Climate Change in Sweden During 1850-1999, using Wavelet analysis2008In: Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 35, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 63.
    Almasri, Abdullah
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Locking, Håkan
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Shukur, Ghazi
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Wavelet Based Forecasting Approach, with Application2009In: 2009 International Conference on Financial Theory and Engineering / [ed] Patrick Kellenberger, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we outline a framework for forecasting using maximal overlap discrete wavelet transform (MODWT) based multiresoulution analysis (MRA). This framework has been applied for forecasting the tourism arrival series from Denmark to Norway. We compare forecasted values obtained from modeling the data in the time domain with the forecasted values from the wavelet domain using the traditional Box-Jenkins methodology. In both cases, diagnostic tests have been conducted to insure the specification of the model. The results have shown that the wavelet based forecasts outperforms the traditional Box-Jenkins approach in term of forecasts accuracy.

  • 64.
    Almasri, Abdullah
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Shukur, Ghazi
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Nationalekonomi och Statistik.
    Clustering using Wavelet Transformation2008In: Handbook of Research on Clusters:: Theories, Policies and Case Studies, Edward Elgar , 2008Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 65.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Hennings, Carsten
    Tyndale University, Ontario, Canada.
    Greed versus a Multiple Bottom Line2009Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 66.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Karlsson, Fredrik
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Effekter av Arbetslivsfondens satsningar på småföretag1995Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Föreliggande studie är en del av det mycket omfattande utrednings- och utvärderingsarbete som behandlar Arbetslivsfondens (ALF) verksamhet ur olika perspektiv och infallsvinklar och som också initierats av fonden.

     Att kontinuerligt utvärdera och samla erfarenheter om arbetsmiljöfrågor samt relaterade områden, för att på så sätt bygga upp en kunskap för nutida och framtida användning i praktiken och som underlag för vidare forskning, var i själva verket en väsentlig del av Arbetslivsfondens uppgifter.

     Detta arbete som syftar till att studera ALF:s effekter i småföretag är en del av det mycket omfattande forsknings- och utredningsarbete som bedrivits vid Centrum för Småföretagsutveckling (CS), vid Ekonomihögskolan i Växjö, sedan tillkomsten 1981.

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  • 67.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Karlsson, Fredrik
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Slutrapport Kronoberg 2000: - en kartläggning och analys av kompetensbehovet i Kronobergs län.1999Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Föreliggande studie är en del i det utredningsarbete som EU Programkontor Mål 4 gjort kring Kronobergs län och framtidsförutsättningarna för fortsatt utveckling och expansion.

     Att på ett systematiskt sätt analysera en region och dess förutsättningar skapar en bra grund för beslut som på olika sätt påverkar framtiden. Vi har i detta arbete genomfört en omfattande såväl teoretisk som empirisk studie kring tillväxtförutsättningarna i Kronobergs län.

     Studien syftar explicit till att ”att identifiera relevanta faktorer som på kort och medellång sikt påverkar företagens konkurrenskraft” så att behov av framtida insatser för utbildning och kompetens­utveckling bättre kan preciseras och planeras.

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  • 68.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Lundberg, Hans
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Arenainvesteringar i Sverige: rationella processer och samhällelig legitimering i internationell belysning2006In: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 9-11Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 69.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    O'Hara, Norm
    Tyndale University, Ontario, Canada.
    The Peril of Volatile Exchange Rates to Business.2009Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 70.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Scarbrough, D. Paul
    Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
    An Analysis of Lean Production practice in different countries2009In: Paper presented at the 5th Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association Annual Forum, Beppu, Japan, October 31-November 2, 2009, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a tentative analysis of high-employee-involvement (HEI) production methods based on the main characteristics of practice theory, a type of social theory sketched by Bourdieu (1977), Giddens (1979), late Foucault and others. Our model for HEI methods is based on the Toyota Production System (TPS) or Lean Production (LP) due to the amount of knowledge available about these two systems, and their impact on world-wide production methods. This paper examines specific daily practices found in companies working with Lean/TPS and presents a categorization of the concepts included in the localization of practice.

  • 71.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Scarbrough, D. Paul
    Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
    Culture and the Toyota Production System Archetype: a preliminary assessment2009In: Från barkbröd till ciabatta: kreativitet och kontroll inom ekonomistyrning : en generationsväxlingsbok tillägnad Lars-Göran Aidemark, Göran Andersson, Torbjörn Bredenlöw och Tomas Prenkert / [ed] Karin Jonnergård and Rolf Larsson, Växjö: Växjö University Press , 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter examines how traditional understandings of organizational cultural factors map into our understanding of the Toyota Production System.

    Since the 1980s the business literature has used a number of concepts to understand organizational culture. The bulk of these concepts can be seen to fit into a general rubic comprising three elements: values/assumptions; behavioural norms; rites and rituals. We use this system of categories to review the Toyota Production System Archetype (TPS Archetype) with a general aim of assessing the degree to which the TPS Archetype participates in the broad spectrum of cultural elements comprehended by the 3-element rubric.

    Studies by Ahrens (1996); Bhiami (2003) and Dahlgaard & Dahlgaard-Park (2006) shows that when new tools and management control systems are introduced, they need to be adopted to the existing corporate culture and management practice in order to become successful, and this is a general understanding that is widely shared. Our examination addresses the extent to which the TPS Archetype impounds both awareness of the relation between tools and culture as well as the cultural scope of the TPS Archetype tools.

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  • 72.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Scarbrough, Paul
    Lean production and the employees2008In: Paper presented at the 8th Nordic Workshop in Management Control, Linköping, Sweden, 2008, 2008, p. 14-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 73.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Scarbrough, Paul
    Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
    Lean production and the role of the employee culture2008In: Paper presented at the American Accounting Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA, August 3-6, 2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There have been numerous studies on lean production and other technical aspects of lean. This paper does not deal with the technical aspects. In this paper we develop a model for understanding the functioning of modern lean production and management methods. Our focus is on the behaviors and actions needed by employees [managers and non-managers] to obtain the benefits of lean methods. Our model for lean methods is based on the Toyota Production System [TPS] due to the amount of knowledge available about it and its impact on production methods world-wide. Using our understanding of TPS we develop a prescriptive model of employee behavior and actions needed to support the use of TPS, and the organizational cultural aspects needed to support or encourage the employee interactions identified. A case study is used to develop the model.

  • 74.
    Alpenberg, Jan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Wong, Paul T.P.
    Tyndale University, Ontario, Canada.
    A meaning-centered approach to positive management2009In: Paper presented at the 4th International Conference in Innovation in Management, Poznan, Poland, May 21-22, 2009, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper will present a meaning-centered approach (MCA) to positive management. This approach incorporates findings from positive psychology and skills from meaning-centered counselling. MCA is designed to create a positive, cooperative corporate culture and enhance work satisfaction and productivity by focusing on meaning and relationship. MCA has been applied to the creation of a positive culture (Wong, 2002a, Wong & Gupta, 2004), restoration of integrity (Wong 2002b, 2004) and improving team work and cooperation (Wong, 2005, 2006).

  • 75.
    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.

  • 76.
    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)
  • 77.
    Anderman, Elsa
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Kropp, Stina
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Microfinance in Burkina Faso: An evaluation of the Credit with Education program for women2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we are exploring the field of microfinance; financial services given to poor and low-income individuals who do not have access to formal financial markets. The purpose of our study is to investigate if the Credit with Education program provided by the microfinance institution RCPB in Burkina Faso has had an effect on

    the participating women concerning their empowerment, knowledge about

    management/micro enterprises and knowledge about child nutrition and health. We are using data from two surveys made in 2003 and 2004 by the consultant bureau Sud Consult that we are analysing in a qualitative manner in order to respond to our investigation question. This paper treats theories concerning the financial market and

    the importance of education, health and women’s empowerment. We present facts about microfinance in general and in Burkina Faso in particular and we review earlier studies on the subject. Our findings suggest that the Credit with Education program has achieved to increase the women’s knowledge concerning child nutrition and

    health. The program has had a smaller but still a notable effect concerning the empowerment of the women, specifically in the region of West. The program has failed to increase the knowledge of business management in the years studied. In our analysis we present suggestions of improvements of the program.

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  • 78.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    An organization called Harry2008In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, ISSN 0953-4814, E-ISSN 1758-7816, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 174-187Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to gods, plants, animals or inanimate objects (the wind, rocks, etc.). This paper sets out to disprove the association of anthropomorphic characteristics with individual organizations.

    Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses anthropomorphism in organization theory because many scholars argue that organizations are human or like human beings. Some examples of “An organization called Harry” in organization literature are presented.

    Findings – Three causes of anthropomorphism can be traced. The negative, rather than any positive, consequences of anthropomorphism in organization literature are discussed.

    Originality/value – A new agenda for organizational studies is suggested where anthropomorphism is avoided together with the fallacy of the human metaphor. Anthropomorphism creates confusion rather than advancing the field of organization theory.

  • 79.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. LEO (Ledning, Entreprenörskap och Organisering).
    Barking up the wrong tree: On the fallacy of the transformational leadership theory2006In: Fifth International Conference on Leadership Research: Cranfield University, Cranfield, December 13-14, 2006, 2006Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 80.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. LEO (Ledning, Entreprenörskap och Organisering).
    Kyrkoherden - församlingens ledare och chef2006In: Församling - Här! Nu!, Växjö stift, Växjö , 2006, p. 267-272Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 81.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Leadership, personality and effectiveness2006In: The Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 35, no 6, p. 1078-1091Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 82.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Leadership style2008In: Leadership: Key concepts, Routledge, London , 2008Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 83.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ledarskap, Entreprenörskap, Organisation.
    Ny tränare - bättre lag?2006In: Inkast. Idrottsforskning vid Växjö universitet, Växjö University Press , 2006, p. 206-Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 84.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Trust in leadership2008In: Leadership: Key concepts, Routledge, London , 2008Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 85.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. LEO (Ledning, Entreprenörskap och Organisering).
    Your favourite manager is an organisational disaster2006In: British Academy of Management, Research Conference Sept 13-15, 2006, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 86.
    Andersen, Jon Aarum
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. LEO (Ledning, Entreprenörskap och Organisering).
    Jonsson, Patrik
    Does organization structure matter?: On the relationship between the structure, functioning and effectiveness2006In: International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, ISSN 0219-8770, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 1-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 87.
    Andersson, Andreas
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Hermansson, Jonas
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Kautto, Sebastian
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Haléns : En fallstudie om Haléns returhanteringsprocess2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: I och med den utveckling som sker på e-handelssidan, där alltmer kunder köper varor och tjänster över nätet ökar också returflödena tillbaka till företagen. Haléns är ett svenskt företag som bedrivit distanshandel under en lång tid och upplever precis som andra aktörer inom branschen problem med att möta upp denna utveckling. För att Haléns ska hålla sig konkurrenskraftiga och kunna erbjuda en hög kundservice ställs höga krav på att dem på ett snabbt och effektiv sätt kan hantera sina returer. Ett tillvägagångssätt för att få ordning på returerna samt att reducera dem är att identifiera och analysera de interna faktorer som är relaterade till returhanteringen och dess logistiska system. Genom att utvärdera dessa faktorer underlättar det arbetet med att hitta förbättringsmöjligheter i returhanteringsprocessen.

    Syfte: Att kartlägga och identifiera den nuvarande returhanteringsprocessen hos Haléns AB samt ge förslag på möjligheter till förbättringar inom returhanteringen.

    Metod: En fallstudie gjord hos Haléns AB för att besvara forskningsfrågorna ”Hur ser returhanteringsprocessen hos Haléns AB ut i nuläget?” och ”Vilka förbättringsmöjligheter går att påvisa i de identifierade interna faktorer relaterade till returhanteringsprocessen hos Haléns AB?”. För utförandet av denna uppgift valdes ett deduktivt angreppssätt där teorier jämfördes mot Haléns returhanteringsprocess i syfte att påvisa skillnader. Underlaget till empirin hämtades från intervjuer och befintlig sekundärdata.

    Resultat: Genom de åtta faktorer som identifierats kunde förbättringspotential påvisas inom samtliga områden. Genomförs förbättringarna skulle det resultera i en effektivare returhantering samt reducering av antalet returer. Det största förbättringsområdet var inom presentationen av produkterna där det fanns mycket stora möjligheter till vidareutveckling.

  • 88.
    Andersson, Eva-Lena
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Arvidsson, Evelina
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Lindström, Cecilie
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Coca-Cola or Pepsi; that is the Question: A study about different factors affecting consumer preferences2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Today, advertising is a multi-billion industry, employing hundreds of thousands of people and affecting billions of people’s lives worldwide. Yet, seeing as advertising clutter has increased tremendously and is more intense than ever, it is vital that companies differentiate themselves from competitors by creating even more powerful, entertaining and innovative advertisement messages, as well as sponsoring different events. Examples of such companies that spend billion of dollars on marketing strategies in order to stay key players in their industry are The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo.

    Purpose: The overall purpose of this paper is to gain a deeper understanding of different international and local factors affecting consumer preferences on a local market.

    Method: A quantitative method was applied, and thus a questionnaire with 150 respondents on the local market was conducted. The respondents were divided into three different age groups: ≤ 18, 19-34, and ≥ 35, and represent a diverse set of people who are at different stages in their lives.

    Conclusions: International advertising and international sponsorship respectively influence the local target group in different ways, but they also affect international brand in that they have an impact on brand image and brand equity. Moreover, depending on a person’s age, consumers view brands differently, and thus have an effect on international brand alone, but also in combination with international advertisement and international sponsorship. Together, these factors influence the way in which a brand is perceived, and consequently influence consumer preferences.

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  • 89.
    Andersson, Göran
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Bengt - Akademisk aktör, dynamisk debattör och spirituell skribent2007In: Den lekande farbrorn. Vänbok med anledning av Bengt Johannisson 65 år., 2007Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 90.
    Andersson, Göran
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Kalkyler som beslutsunderlag: Kalkylering och ekonomisk styrning2008Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 91.
    Andersson, Göran
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Övningsbok. Kalkyler som beslutsunderlag: Kalkylering och ekonomisk styrning2008Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 92.
    Andersson, Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Larsson, Rolf
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Rightsourcing R&D.: A case study at Canon and Honda.2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses R&D activities and specifically the choices of where, and by whom, they are performed. We propose the term “rightsourcing” for the balance of location at home and abroad combined with the balance of in- and outsourcing. We identify the studied companies, Canon and Honda, to be idea and research based. The rightsourcing of their R&D activities showed that R&D represents core competence. In theory it is often claimed that core competence could or should not be outsourced. Canon and Honda went one step further. They declared that R&D was their heart and soul, based in their core values imagines and dreams. Core competence founded in core values was a strong barrier against outsourcing. Canon and Honda took advantage of regional heterogeneity in resources and customer preferences, when they located R&D. We introduce the rightsourcing matrix as a tool to visualize rightsourcing of R&D.

  • 93.
    Andersson, Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Larsson, Rolf
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Towards strategic inter-organisational management accounting.2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We argue that strategic management accounting (SMA) and inter-organisational management accounting (IOMA) have developed management accounting (MA) in two dimensions. In previous theory these concepts are rather vague and they are mainly treated independently. A concept analysis focused on attributes for SMA and IOMA is performed. Similarities and differences in earlier writings are identified. The analysis shows that SMA is an academic, theory-based conceptualisation with weak practical application. The opposite is valid for IOMA. SMA is strategy- and competitor-oriented, while IOMA is measurement- and supplier-oriented. We suggest an integration of the two. With strategic inter-organisational management accounting (SIOMA) a combination of the advantages of SMA and IOMA is achieved. We suggest using SIOMA as a conceptual tool, when an enterprise attempts to improve its competitiveness.

  • 94.
    Andersson, Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Larsson, Rolf
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Värdecirkeln. Hur utvecklar IKEA och Volvo långsiktig konkurrenskraft.2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Ökad global konkurrens ger ökad kundmakt, vilket sätter kundvärde i fokus. Kundvärde kan konkretiseras i egenskaper eller attribut för produkter. För att skapa produktattribut och kundvärde krävs aktiviteter. Om varje aktivitet utförs av det mest lämpade företaget erhålls ett effektivt värdeskapande. Gränserna mellan företag öppnas mer och mer och det är inte självklart vilket företag som skall utföra vilken aktivitet. Det har blivit allt vanligare att företag utvecklar täta relationer med kunder och leverantörer. Konkurrensen mellan företag kan vara mindre betydelsefull än konkurrensen mellan olika värdesystem.

    Hur hanterar företag denna nya verklighet? Hur klarar etablerade modeller som värdekedja, värdesystem och värdestjärna att beskriva och förklara uthålligt värdeskapande i denna situation? Går det att utveckla en modell för värdeskapande som bättre avbildar denna nya verklighet?

    Vi har genomfört fallstudier vid två stora, framgångsrika företag, Ikea och Volvo Art. Studien visar att värdekedja, värdesystem och värdestjärna har svagheter och föreslår en ny modell som vi ger namnet värdecirkel. Värdecirkeln illustrerar att nyckeln till konkurrenskraft är förmågan att identifiera kundvärde, översätta detta till produktattribut, konfigurera värdeskapande aktiviteter som genererar det identifierade kundvärdet. Värdecirkeln visar att ett ledande företag kan skaffa sig kontakt både med värdeskapandets startpunkt och slutpunkt och därigenom få ett kontinuerligt lärande. Detta ger uthållig konkurrenskraft.

  • 95.
    Andersson, Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Larsson, Rolf G
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Boundless value creation: Strategic management accounting in value system configuration2006Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 96.
    Andersson, Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Larsson, Rolf G
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Gränslöst värdeskapande: Strategisk ekonomistyrning vid konfigurering av värdesystem2006Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 97.
    Andersson, Göran
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Larsson, Rolf G
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Strategic management accounting models for configurating value systems2006In: Paper presented at workshop XI i ekonomi- och verksamhetsstyrning, Ronneby, 2-3 February 2006, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 98.
    Andersson, Henrik
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    FASB:s uttalande om verkligt värde2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 99.
    Andersson, Johan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Brage, Markus
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Hur budgeterar gaseller?: En studie om tillväxtens påverkan på budgetering i gasellföretag2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Tillväxten har i företagen lett till ökad planering och ett mer detaljerat budgetarbete. Informanterna upplever att den starka tillväxten gör budgeten till ett användbart verktyg för främst planering och kontroll. Utan planeringen och uppföljningen skulle man inte kunna identifiera problemområden. Likviditetsplanering ses ej som något prioriterat i fallföretagen trots teoretiskt förespråkande, detta då likviditet för den löpande verksamheten aldrig upplevs som något problem.

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  • 100.
    Andersson, Johan
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Ståhl, Johan
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Småländska åkeriers konkurrenskraft när marknaden avregleras?2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Kandidatuppsats i företagsekonomi, Ekonomihögskolan vid Växjö Universitet, ekonomistyrning EKC362/FEC399, VT 2007

    Författare: Johan Andersson och Johan Ståhl

    Handledare: Per-Erik Falk

    Titel: Småländska åkeriers konkurrenskraft när marknaden avregleras?

    Bakgrund: Hur försäljningen än sker, måste produkten transporteras mellan säljaren och köparen. EU utvidgas ständigt och 2004 anslöts ytterligare 10 länder. Marknaden blir större, samtidigt anpassas reglerna för en gemensam inre marknad. Genom en större marknad, blir aktörerna fler och konkurrensen hårdnar.

    Syfte: Att förstå hur dagens åkare ser på utvecklingen och på vilka sätt de anpassar sig för att fortfarande vara konkurrenskraftiga.

    Avgränsningar: Undersökningen är avgränsad till landsvägstransporter med lastbil. Företagen är godstransportörer, vilket innebär att rundvirkestransportörer, flyttfirmor osv. sorterats bort. Företagen är belägna i Jönköpings och Kronobergs län, och är av varierande storlek och inriktning. Huvuddelen av vagnparkerna är tunga fordon, dvs över 3 500 kg.

    Metod: Underlaget till uppsatsen kommer huvudsakligen från intervjuer genomförda hos fem företag inom åkeribranschen. Tillvägagångssättet bygger på hermeneutisk tolkning. Vi har använt oss av kvalitativ primärdata och kvantitativ sekundärdata. Åkeriernas svar har jämförts för att finna likheter och olikheter mellan företagens åsikter. Även nyckeltal för branschen har studerats för att därigenom försöka tolka utvecklingen.

    Tolkningar: För att vara fortsatt konkurrenskraftig på en växande marknad med fler aktörer, tolkar vi differentierade produkter och personliga relationer som två avgörande huvudfaktorer. Att åkerierna i dagsläget inte känner av någon större konkurrens från utlandet gör det svårt att avgöra hur de verkligen påverkas av avregleringen. Åkerierna ser ett stort problem i gällande regelverk i Sverige och EU, som upplevs missgynnande för svenska transportörer. Vi ser det fria cabotaget som ett steg i harmoniseringsprocessen inom EU. Vi avfärdar även inhyrning av utländska chaufförer som en lösning på dagens chaufförsbrist.

    Fortsatt forskning: En undersökning huruvida Sveriges inträde i EU påverkat nyckeltalen och åkeriernas ekonomi. Liknande undersökningar i andra regioner. Undersökning huruvida den rådande högkonjunkturen påverkat svaren i undersökningen.

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