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  • 65451.
    Wetterborg, Jessica
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Turi, Lina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Regualtions for Hedge Funds: Distributing a Hedge Fund in Scandinavia2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The hedge fund industry in Europe has in the recent years been characterised by rapid growth and by greater access to retail investors. Reasons to the market expansion are that national regulators and fiscal authorities have given possibility to retail investors to invest in hedge funds due to considerably lower entrance amount in funds. Investors’ participation in the hedge fund market and the access to the products is determined by national regulation and fiscal rules applied to each investor and each type of fund. The European regulatory environment is at present complex, but rapidly changing. Compared to the global and European market the Scandinavian market for hedge funds is today rather small with only about 79 hedge funds registered within the region. This paper will compare and explain regulations for hedge funds in the Scandinavian countries. The purpose of the study is to analyse on which of the Scandinavian markets it would be most advantageous for a Swedish hedge fund manager to expand its operation and establish a hedge fund i.e. the manager’s possibilities and limitations to an establishment in the other Scandinavian countries. After comparing the regulations for hedge funds in the Scandinavian countries one can see that the regulations among the countries are in several aspects rather similar. Some differences worth to be mentioned is to whom hedge funds are intended. Norway with its new regulations is for example expected to have the strictest limitations with high minimum investment requirements in order to only be intended for professional investors. To analyse on which of the Scandinavian markets it would be most advantageous for a Swedish hedge fund manager to expand its operation and to establish a hedge fund the study also looks at other country specific factors such as the economy of the countries and the market situation for hedge fund products. Among the studied countries Sweden shows the best economic situation and is in the short term i.e. during next coming year expected to continue do so. However Norway is the most outstanding country with its relatively small population and a well-performing industry. What can be expected from the future is that investments in hedge funds from retail investors will increase and this primarily due to the growing number of funds-of-hedge funds which are aimed to simplify the investments for such investors. However the major part of non-professional investors is rather unfamiliar with hedge funds and will continue place their capital in ordinary mutual funds. Our recommendations to a Swedish hedge fund manger wanting to establish a hedge fund in Scandinavia is therefore to establish its fund in Norway since the Norwegian market for onshore hedge funds at present is unexciting but expected to rapidly grow as soon as the Norwegian parliament pass on the new legislation.

  • 65452.
    Wetterborg, Jessica
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Turi, Lina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Substansrabatten i investmentbolag: -de enskilda tillgångarnas inverkan på rabatten i Investor2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Investmentbolag är bolag vars verksamhet till största delen är att äga och investera i andra bolag. Det intressanta med investmentbolag är att dess substansvärde för det mesta skiljer sig från dess marknadsvärde. Detta problem är något som under flera år varit ett mycket omdebatterat ämne. Differensen mellan substansvärdet och marknadsvärdet benämns substansrabatt eller substanspremie. Ett problem med att investmentbolag handlas till en substansrabatt är rabattens volatila karaktär. Stora fluktuationer i rabatten, både på kort och på lång sikt, innebär en ökad osäkerhet för aktieägarna i investmentbolaget.

  • 65453.
    Wetter-Edman, K.
    et al.
    aAcademy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Vink, Josina
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Service Research Center (from 2013). Experio Lab, County Council of Värmland, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Blomkvist, J.
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Staging aesthetic disruption through design methods for service innovation2018In: Design Studies, ISSN 0142-694X, E-ISSN 1872-6909, Vol. 55, p. 5-26Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within the discourse connecting design and innovation, there has been a growing emphasis on the importance of cognitive processes in relation to design methods. However, the over-emphasis on cognition fails to clearly identify the triggers of change necessary for service innovation. In response, this article draws on classic American pragmatism and service-dominant logic to highlight the underappreciated role of actors' bodily experiences when using design methods for service innovation. The authors of this paper posit that design methods stage aesthetic disruption, a sensory experience that challenges actors' existing assumptions. In doing so, the use of design methods can lead to destabilizing the habitual action of participating actors, helping them to break free of existing institutions and contribute to service innovation.

  • 65454.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Comparing Design Thinking with Service Dominant Logic2010In: Design research journal, ISSN 2000-7574, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 39-45Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The key principles of S-D logic and design practice have different roots yet are strikingly similar. Design practice and the more conceptual discourse design thinking (DT) are deeply concerned with the creation of value and the importance of understanding the users/customers.

    This paper introduces the characteristics of S-D logic and compares them with the central characteristics of DT. The paper explores connections and overlaps between the two concepts, and concludes that the connections are complementary, the main difference being the descriptive nature of S-D logic in relation to the interpretative nature of DT. Some practical implications of the use of service dominant logic for design thinking and design practice are proposed.

  • 65455.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Exploring overlaps and differences in service-dominant logic and design thinking2010In: New perspectives in Design Management: Selected Writings from Business & Design Lab 2007-2010 / [ed] Jill Woodilla, Ulla Johansson, Göteborg: Business & Design Lab Publications , 2010, p. 279-298Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 65456.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Materialising contexts through design for service narratives2017In: An Introduction to Industrial Service Design / [ed] Miettinen, S., Routledge, 2017, p. 35-43Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 65457.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    The concept of value in design practice: an interview study2012In: ServDes.2010. Exchanging Knowledge: Conference Proceedings / [ed] Simon Clatworthy, Janne-Valtteri Nisula, Stefan Holmlid, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2012, p. 87-100Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Use and the value thereof are implicit in the design discourse and therefore rarely explicitly spoken of,although they are at the core of design practice. With the recent turn to a service dominant logicperspective, the service marketing discourse opens up for understanding value as value-in-use andvalue-in-context. This paper empirically explores and describes ways in which professional designersthemselves express “value-in-use”. The findings suggest that professional designers do not focusexplicitly on value as a standalone concept, but conceptualize value-in-use through contextualizationand an extensive use of emotions.

  • 65458.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    CTF - Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Camén, Carolina
    CTF - Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Design thinking in public procured contract – is it possible?2013In: QUIS 13. Service Excellence in Management: Proceedings of the QUIS13 International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management, June 10-13 2013, Karlstad Sweden / [ed] Erik Wästlund, Bo Edvardsson, Anders Gustafsson, Mary Jo Bitner, Rohit Verma, Karlstad: CTF, Service Research Center , 2013, p. 164-167Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The tension between the increased demands on innovation, the use of design thinking for innovation when prerequisite for the service is stipulated in a contract is investigated. In the study context the service is public procured and stipulations in the contracts brings legal consequences to the innovations process. Insights how the tensions between design thinking and contract research can be used in order to create and better understand how new innovative service can be created is provided. The extended abstract ends with proposing research questions.

  • 65459.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Service Research Center.
    Camén, Carolina
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Service Research Center. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
    Design thinking in public procured contract – is it possible?2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 65460.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    CTF - Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Magnusson, Peter R.
    CTF - Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Design as driver for servitization2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 65461.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Service Research Center. Göteborgs universitet.
    Magnusson, Peter R
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Service Research Center. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
    Design as driver for servitization2013In: 20th International Product Development Management Conference, Paris, June 23-25, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 65462.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    CTF - Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Magnusson, Peter R.
    CTF - Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Narratives for probing context - observing service design at work2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 65463.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Service Research Center. Göteborgs universitet.
    Magnusson, Peter R
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Service Research Center. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
    Narratives for probing context - observing service design at work2013In: QUIS 13 - The 13th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management, Karlstad, June 10-13, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 65464.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. Experio Lab, County Council of Värmland, Karlstad, Sweden; Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Moritz, Stefan
    Veryday, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Empowering transformation through design inquiry in public healthcare2015In: Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015, Sheffield,13 -16 July 2015, Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In health and care service processes the coordination between different caregivers is one of the crucial challenges. This paper presents The patient journey project  as a practical application of a pragmatist pattern of inquiry (Dewey, 1938) and as fruitful way to work with/achieve transformative design. Situations of lived experience and moments of reflections perform as a carrier of knowledge and development. The paper argues that the design tools and mindset used in this project are of great importance in the ongoing transformation towards the patients focus in a Swedish public health care organization. 

  • 65465.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Service Research Center. Karlstad Univ, Serv Res Ctr, CTF, S-65188 Karlstad, Sweden..
    Sangiorgi, Daniela
    Univ Lancaster, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster LA1 4YW, England..
    Edvardsson, Bo
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Service Research Center.
    Holmlid, Stefan
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Comp & Informat Sci, S-58183 Linkoping, Sweden..
    Gronroos, Christian
    Hanken Sch Econ, Dept Mkt, Helsinki 00101, Finland..
    Mattelmaki, Tuuli
    Aalto Univ, Sch Arts Design & Architecture, Dept Design, Helsinki 00076, Finland..
    Design for Value Co-Creation: Exploring Synergies Between Design for Service and Service Logic2014In: Service Science, ISSN 2164-3962, E-ISSN 2164-3970, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 106-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to bridge recent work on Service Logic with practice and research in the Design for Service to explore whether and how human-centered collaborative design approaches could provide a source for interpreting existing service systems and proposing new ones and thus realize a Service Logic in organizations. A comparison is made of existing theoretical backgrounds and frameworks from Service Logic and Design for Service studies that conceptualize core concepts for value co-creation: actors, resources, resource integration, service systems, participation, context, and experience. We find that Service Logic provides a framework for understanding service systems in action by focusing on how actors integrate resources to co-create value for themselves and others, whereas Design for Service provides an approach and tools to explore current service systems as a context to imagine future service systems and how innovation may develop as a result of reconfigurations of resources and actors. Design for Service also provides approaches, competences, and tools that enable involved actors to participate in and be a part of the service system redesign. Design for value co-creation is presented using this model. The paper builds on and extends the Service Logic research first by repositioning service design from a phase of development to Design for Service as an approach to service innovation, centered on understanding and engaging with customers' own value-creating practices. Second, it builds on and extends through discussing the meaning of value co-creation and identifying and distinguishing collaborative approaches for the generation of new resource constellations. In doing so, the collaborative approaches allow for achieving value co-creation in designing.

  • 65466.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    CTF - Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Sangiorgi, Daniela
    Imagination Lancaster, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
    Edvardsson, Bo
    CTF - Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Holmlid, Stefan
    Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Grönroos, Christian
    Department of Marketing, Hanken School of Economicsm, Helsinki, Finland.
    Mattelmäki, Tuuli
    Department of Design, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
    Design for Service comes to Service Logic2013In: Service Dominant Logic, Network and Systems Theory and Service Science: Integrating three Perspectives for a New Service Agenda, Giannini, Napoli / [ed] E. Gummesson, C. Mele, F. Polese, Napoli: Giannini Editore, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This article aims to bridge recent work on Service Logic with practice and research in Design for Service to explore if and how human-centered participatory design approaches could provide an ideal source for interpreting existing service systems, proposing new ones and thus realize service logic in organizations.

    Design/methodology: This paper compares existing theoretical backgrounds and frameworks from Service Logicand Design for Service studies that conceptualize core concepts for value co-creation: actors, resources, resource integration, participation, context and experience.

    Findings: Service Logic provides a framework to understand service systems in action by focusing on how actors integrate resources to co-create value, while Design for Service provides an approach and tools to analyze current service systems in context to imagine future service systems and how innovation may develop as a result of reconfigurations of resources and actors. Design for Service also provides frameworks, competence and tools enabling involved actors to participate in and be part of the service system re-design. Based in this the model Design for value co-creationis presented.

    Research implications: The authors bridge service research studies with Design for Service, articulating how Design for Service could be a key factorin realizing Service Logic in organizations. Emerging research questions and potentials for interdisciplinary work are part of our final conclusions.

    Originality/value: The paper extends the Service Logic literature by 1) repositioning service design from a phase of development to Design for Serviceas an approach to service innovation centered on understanding and engaging with customers’ own value creating practices 2) extends the meaning of value co-creationto include collaborative approaches for generation of new resource constellations and through this process achieving value co-creation in designing.

  • 65467.
    Wetter-Edman, Katarina
    et al.
    Centrum för tjänsteforskning, Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Sangiorgi, Daniela
    Imagination Lancaster, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, United Kingdom.
    Edvardsson, Bo
    Centrum för tjänsteforskning, Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Holmlid, Stefan
    Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Grönroos, Christian
    Department of Marketing, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.
    Mattelmäki, Tuuli
    Department of Design, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
    Design for Value Co-Creation: Exploring Synergies Between Design for Service and Service Logic2014In: Service Science, ISSN 2164-3962, E-ISSN 2164-3970, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 106-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to bridge recent work on Service Logic with practice and research in the Design for Service to explore whether and how human-centered collaborative design approaches could provide a source for interpreting existing service systems and proposing new ones and thus realize a Service Logic in organizations. A comparison is made of existing theoretical backgrounds and frameworks from Service Logic and Design for Service studies that conceptualize core concepts for value co-creation: actors, resources, resource integration, service systems, participation, context, and experience.

    We find that Service Logic provides a framework for understanding service systems in action by focusing on how actors integrate resources to co-create value for themselves and others, whereas Design for Service provides an approach and tools to explore current service systems as a context to imagine future service systems and how innovation may develop as a result of reconfigurations of resources and actors. Design for Service also provides approaches, competences, and tools that enable involved actors to participate in and be a part of the service system redesign. Design for value co-creation is presented using this model.

    The paper builds on and extends the Service Logic research first by repositioning service design from a phase of development to Design for Service as an approach to service innovation, centered on understanding and engaging with customers' own value-creating practices. Second, it builds on and extends through discussing the meaning of value co-creation and identifying and distinguishing collaborative approaches for the generation of new resource constellations. In doing so, the collaborative approaches allow for achieving value co-creation in designing.

  • 65468.
    Wetter-Edman, Kattarina
    et al.
    Konstfack.
    Magnusson, Peter R
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Service Research Center.
    Capturing context through service design stories2016In: Design Thinking: New Product Development Essentials from the PDMA, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 65469.
    Wetterholm, Emelie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Bergström, Mari
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
    Övergången till IFRS: Konsekvenser2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background EU: s adoption of enactment (EG) no. 1606/2002 about application of international accounting standards means that all companies listed on a stock exchange within the union must apply the IFRS standards in the company´s group financial statements starting 2005.

    Problem: The introduction of IFRS for companies listed on a stock exchange will mean different consequences for those companies. Despite the fact that Swedish companies have accounted in accordance with RR, the transition will mean some essential differences.

    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to describe what differences accounting ac-cording to IFRS will mean compared to earlier way of accounting according to RR for companies listed on the Stockholmsbörsen, and to describe and explain possible consequences the new way of accounting might cause.

    Method: A qualitative study with nine listed companies has been carried out through telephone interviews.

    Conclusions: The most essential differences from accounting according to IFRS compared to earlier way of accounting are valuing at market value and the fact that goodwill no longer can be depreciated. The economic consequences of the transition to IFRS are first and foremost educational costs and increased auditing fees. The main organisational consequence is the extra work for the companies concerned.

  • 65470.
    Wetterholm, Marcus
    et al.
    Södertörn University College, School of Business Studies.
    Flood, Lars-Bertil
    Södertörn University College, School of Business Studies.
    Specificering av identifierade immateriella tillgångar: Utvecklingen sedan IAS/IFRS infördes2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Problem Listed companies have since the introduction of IAS / IFRS new accounting directives to follow. A major difference is that goodwill, as an asset, may no longer be amortized but will be subjected to an annual impairment test. This will result in the extraction, identification and depreciation of intangible assets from goodwill. This has been proved difficult for companies to identify consistently and rigorously. Confusion and vague items in reporting has made it difficult for users to share information in a proper way.

    Purpose To measure the progress of specified intangible assets in annual reports, since the introduction of IAS / IFRS. Questions to be answered: 1. Do companies specify their identified intangible assets in agreement with the IASB framework? 2. Has the total value of unspecified assets decreased over time?

    Method To gather information, we have studied the annual reports of listed companies reporting under IAS / IFRS. For this report, we have chosen annual reports from the years 2003 to 2008 on companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange's Large Cap list and made a quantitative study, in which operationalization is used to encode the items from the balance sheet.

    Theoretical frame of reference We have compiled the standards, practices and laws relating to intangible assets and acquisitions. This has been done to acquire the information from annual reports and to define our own concepts. Intangible assets (IAS 38), Business Combinations (IFRS 3), Impairment (IAS 36) and accounting characteristics serve as a foundation to our conclusions.

    Conclusion Following our criteria for unspecified items, a positive development has occurred since the introduction of IAS / IFRS. As the identification of intangible assets develops with IFRS3 we have seen an increase of specification. Unspecified items have decreased by over 10%. The value of intangible assets during this period has increased by 1303%. It has meant that the total value of unspecified assets today is much bigger. This will affect the user, of course, when he/she will consider a much larger amount unspecified assets.

  • 65471.
    Wetterling, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Fondattribut och avkastning på den svenska fondmarknaden2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie undersöker eventuella samband mellan ett antal fondattribut och fondavkastning med hjälp av en tvärsnittsanalys. Tre attributfaktorer konstrueras och undersöks. Dessa faktorer används sedan i ett antal flerfaktormodeller tillsammans med marknadsriskfaktorn som introducerades i CAPM. Syftet är att utröna attributfaktorernas effektivitet vad gäller att förklara avkastningsvariansen för en metaportfölj under perioden januari 2008 till och med december 2012. Två av tre attributfaktorer visar sig vara signifikanta i ett flertal modeller. Slutligen konstrueras en trefaktormodell med en förklaringsgrad som marginellt överstiger CAPM, där de två inkluderade attributfaktorerna är statistiskt signifikanta.

  • 65472.
    Wetterlund, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Lundgren, Joakim
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Leduc, Sylvain
    International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg.
    Pettersson, Karin
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Energy and Environment, Division of Heat and Power Technology.
    Hoffstedt, Christian
    Innventia AB, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Torén, Johan
    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
    Kindermann, Georg
    International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg.
    Lundmark, Robert
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Dotzauer, Erik
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Optimal localisation of second generation biofuel production in Sweden2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 65473.
    Wetterlund, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Pettersson, Karin
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Lundgren, Joakim
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Leduc, Sylvain
    International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg.
    Hoffstedt, Christian
    Innventia AB, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Torén, Johan
    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
    Kindermann, Georg
    International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg.
    Lundmark, Robert
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Dotzauer, Erik
    Mälardalen University.
    Optimal localisation of second generation biofuel production: the role of process integration in system studies2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 65474.
    Wetterlund, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Pettersson, Karin
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Energy and Environment, Division of Heat and Power Technology , Chalmers University of Technology.
    Lundmark, Robert
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Lundgren, Joakim
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Optimal localisation of next-generation biofuel production integrated in Swedish forest industry2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 65475.
    Wetterlund, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Pettersson, Karin
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Lundmark, Robert
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Lundgren, Joakim
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Athanassiadis, Dimitris
    SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    Mossberg, Johanna
    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
    Torén, Johan
    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
    Schenck, Anna von
    Innventia AB, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Berglin, Niklas
    Innventia AB, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Optimal localisation of next generation biofuel production in Sweden - part II2013Report (Refereed)
  • 65476.
    Wetterlund, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Pettersson, Karin
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Lundmark, Robert
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Lundgren, Joakim
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Energy Science.
    Leduc, Sylvain
    International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg.
    Mossberg, Johanna
    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
    Torén, Johan
    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
    Hoffstedt, Christian
    Innventia AB, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Schenck, Anna von
    Innventia AB, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Berglin, Niklas
    Innventia AB, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Kindermann, Georg
    International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg.
    Optimal localisation of next generation biofuel production in Sweden2013Report (Refereed)
  • 65477.
    Wettermark, Anna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Tales of transformation: Expatriate encounters with local contexts: A postcolonial reading2014Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis examines how and in what sense expatriates are changed and transformed by their intercultural experiences. In doing so it seeks to complement more efficiency-oriented expatriation studies by outlining a relational and contextual view inspired by postcolonialism. By this approach the thesis calls into doubt, firstly, the identity transformation of expatriates as a result of their encounter with the Other, and secondly, the implicit assumption of the universalism of Western international management.

    By analyzing the narratives of expatriates working in Egypt, including the representations they create of selves and others, the findings of this study suggest that expatriates display a considerable lack of knowledge of and integration with others, which affects their overall ability to understand and interact with the local society. Expatriates instead enact a superficial adjustment, built on a partly simulated or imagined knowledge of others, and re-write their outsidehood as a perspective enabling detachment.

    Leaning on their resources, such as their professional competence, their mobility and their social privileges, expatriates design their experiences in the local context, generally under-evaluating relational and contextual aspects. They create narratives that highlight their personalized coping skills and their self-enhancing development. The thesis argues that these persuasive narratives conceal the imaginary character of expatriates’ knowledge, and that although expatriates learn about themselves and learn to handle others, they seldom learn from others.

    To be more profoundly affected by what the Other has to offer, the thesis suggests that expatriates should strive to increase their proximity to others.

  • 65478.
    Wettermark, Anna
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Lif, Oskar
    Stockholm University.
    Wickström, Alice
    Stockholm University.
    Wiessner, Sofie
    Stockholm University.
    Berglund, Karin
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Stockholm University.
    On vulnerability in critical entrepreneurship education: mutual learning between students and teachers2018In: Revitalizing entrepreneurship education: adopting a critical approach in the classroom / [ed] Karin Berglund & Karen Verduijn, Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 211-227Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 65479. Wettermark, B.
    et al.
    Godman, B.
    Jacobsson, Bengt
    Södertörn University, School of Business Studies, Business studies.
    Haaijer-Ruskamp, F. M.
    Soft regulations in pharmaceutical policy making: An overview of current approaches and their consequences2009In: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, ISSN 1175-5652, E-ISSN 1179-1896, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 137-147Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is a challenge to improve public health within limited resources. Pharmaceutical policy making is a greater challenge due to conflicting interests between key stakeholder groups. This paper reviews current and future strategies to help improve the quality and efficiency of care, with special emphasis on demand-side controls for pharmaceutical prescribing. A large number of different educational, organizational, financial and regulatory strategies have been applied in pharmaceutical policy making. However, the effectiveness of most strategies has not been thoroughly evaluated and there is evidence that the behaviour of healthcare professionals is difficult to influence with traditional methods. During the last decades, new modes of governing and new governing constellations have also appeared in healthcare. However, relationships between those who regulate and those regulated are often unclear. New approaches have recently been introduced, including extensive dissemination strategies for guidelines and extensive quality assessment programmes where physicians' performances are measured against agreed standards or against each other. The main components of these 'soft regulations' are standardization, monitoring and agenda setting. However, the impact of these new modes on health provision and overall costs is often unknown, and the increased focus on monitoring may result in a higher conformity and uniformity that may not always benefit all key stakeholders. Alongside this, a substantial growth of auditing associations controlling a diminishing minority of people actually performing the tasks may be costly and counter-productive. As a result, new effective strategies are urgently needed to help maintain comprehensive healthcare without prohibitively raising taxes or insurance premiums. This is especially important where countries are faced with extreme financial problems. Healthcare researchers may benefit from researching other areas of society. However, any potential strategies initiated must be adequately researched, debated and evaluated to enhance implementation. We hope this opinion paper is the first step in the process to develop and implement new demand-side initiatives building on existing 'soft regulations'.

  • 65480.
    Wetterström, Jeanette
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Stor opera små pengar: ett operativt företag och dess ledningshistoria2001Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 65481.
    Wetterström, Klas
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Söderström, Niklas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Flam, Aron
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Förvärv som tillväxtstrategi: Är förvärv en lönsam strategi för tillväxt i förhållande till att växa organiskt?2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning saknas.

  • 65482.
    Wetterström, Lukas
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
    Arrendeodling en social språngbräda för frälsebönderna?: en kvantitativ undersökning av Vendel socken i Uppland 1800-1900.2001Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65483.
    Wetterström, Lukas
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
    Laga skifte - källa till oeninghet eller agrar utveckling?: En studie behandlande Gimo bruk och de självägande bönernas agerande i samband med laga skifte i Alunda socken år 1827-19182001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
  • 65484.
    Wetterwik, Alicia A.
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Kavleskog, Sebastian
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Framgång i ett belöningssystem och dess relation till motivation2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Syftet med denna studie var att bidra med empiriskt material om hur relationen mellan individers framgång i ett monetärt belöningssystem och motivation påverkas av individers stewardship-grad.

    En stor del av tidigare forskning på motivation och monetära belöningssystem har fokuserat på det traditionella sambandet mellan motivation och prestation; att monetära belöningssystem är motivationsskapande. Vi valde istället att fokusera på det faktiska utfallet av ett monetärt belöningssystem, genom att analysera utbetald rörlig ersättning och dess relation till motivation med hänsyn till stewardship-teori. Vi utvidgade befintlig forskning och teori genom att separera effekten på motivation från en individs framgång i ett monetärt belöningssystem, och studerade effekten i samverkan med stewardship-grad. Det empiriska materialet inhämtades från två separata företag inom samma Skandinaviska koncern. I överensstämmelse med vår hypotes är ett monetärt belöningssystems utfall på motivation i allra högsta grad beroende av stewardship-graden.

    Vårt resultat indikerar att individer med en låg stewardship-grad blir mer motiverade när framgången i ett monetärt belöningssystem är högre. Vidare tyder vårt resultat att individer med en hög stewardship-grad blir demotiverade när framgång i ett monetärt belöningssystem ökar. Vårt resultat bidrar till befintlig forskning om monetära belöningssystem och motivationshämmande effekter.

  • 65485.
    Wetzenstein, Carl
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Telégin, Tom
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Sportswear of Sweden - I strävan efter autenticitet: Ett företags strävan att repositionera sig autentiskt2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65486.
    Wewering, David
    et al.
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
    Reitsma, Ewout Christiaan
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
    Enterprise Resource Planning System Implementation: An End User Perspective2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65487.
    Weyermann, Antje
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Germany’s Leadership Circles In The Technical Industry: Possibilities Of Making Leadership Training More Effective2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A good leadership inside a company is able to improve a company’s performance.

    This thesis tries to highlight the importance of an effective leader for a company and

    how a company is able to enhance their performance by upgrading leadership

    training. Therefore, this work concentrates on the technical industry in Germany to

    find a standardized leader image regarding biographical characteristics, which offers

    the requirements for modulating leadership development methods or rather leadership

    training to it.

    The existing literature gave information about the duties and responsibilities of a

    leading person and the major contributors to an effective leader. Beyond that,

    information has been gathered about the educational background of the leadership

    circles in Germany’s top companies to draw a conclusion about the composition of

    the leadership ranks in Germany’s technical companies. Besides, leadership

    development methods have been analyzed from which leadership training is

    emphasized as the most important for this study.

    In order to gather the missing information, a qualitative research has been conducted,

    giving the information about the standard leaders as a male, studied engineer, who did

    not experience leadership soft skills during his academic education. From this it

    follows, that it is possible to adapt leadership training in terms of knowledge transfer

    of leadership soft skills especially to fill the gaps of the technical audience.

     

  • 65488.
    Whalen, Peter
    et al.
    Department of Marketing, University of Denver, Denver CO, USA.
    Uslay, Can
    Department of Marketing, Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ, USA.
    Pascal, Vincent J.
    Management Department, Eastern Washington University, Spokane WA, USA.
    Omura, Glenn
    Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, USA.
    McAuley, Andrew
    Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW, Australia.
    Kasouf, Chickery J.
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA, USA.
    Jones, Rosalind
    Department of Marketing, University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.
    Hultman, Claes M.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Hills, Gerald E.
    School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Bradley University, Peoria IL, USA.
    Hansen, David J.
    Department of Management and Marketing, College of Charleston, Charleston SC, USA.
    Gilmore, Audrey
    Department of Business and Enterprise, Ulster University, Coleraine, UK.
    Giglierano, Joe
    Department of Marketing and Decision Sciences, San Jose State University, San Jose CA, USA.
    Eggers, Fabian
    Department of Marketing, Menlo College, Atherton CA, USA.
    Deacon, Jonathan
    The South Wales Business School, University of South Wales, Newport, UK.
    Anatomy of competitive advantage: towards a contingency theory of entrepreneurial marketing2016In: Journal of Strategic Marketing, ISSN 0965-254X, E-ISSN 1466-4488, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 5-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Entrepreneurial marketing (EM), born out of the practice of firms operating in conditions of uncertainty, is emerging as a powerful alternative to cope with the decreasing effectiveness associated with traditional marketing. In this article, the authors provide their collective position regarding the field of EM. A brief history and conceptual background of EM is presented and the contextual differences that have shaped its evolution are considered. Distinctions between traditional and EM are derived based on discussions of the concepts of size, speed, market, opportunity, risk, and uncertainty. The perspective of value co-creation in uncertainty is used to develop a contingency framework to serve as the foundation towards a general theory of EM. Operand and operant resources and environmental conditions are proposed to moderate the EM process from opportunity recognition to entrepreneurial organization, EM, and temporary competitive advantage. The theoretical facets are illustrated with seven propositions and directions for future research.

  • 65489.
    Wheelan, Brendan
    et al.
    University of Edinburgh.
    Muchapondwa, Edwin
    School of Economics, University of Cape Town.
    Enhancing consumers' voluntary use of small-scale wind turbines to generate their own electricity in South Africa2011In: Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, ISSN 1021-447X, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 13-21Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates whether households and small businesses can voluntarily take advantage of the South Africa's substantial wind resources to produce their own power from small-scale wind turbines in a viable way. The viability of small-scale wind turbines used to displace electricity consumption from the grid is assessed by means of a financial analysis based on the internal rate of return method. The benefits of small-scale wind turbines output is valued at the grid power tariff which is saved rather than at the wind feed-in tariff rate. The analysis found the small-scale wind turbines to be robustly viable in locations with a mean annual wind speed of at least 8m/s, which is only a few of the windiest locations in South Africa. The competiveness of the wind turbines is seriously challenged by the relatively low coal-based electricity tariffs in South Africa. As such, the financial analysis also considers alternative scenarios where the turbines are supported by financial mechanisms, namely: a tariff subsidy; a capital subsidy and revenue from carbon credits. The analysis reveals that a tariff subsidy of between R1.00 and R1.60/kWh or a capital subsidy of between R25.95 and R32.330/kW or a carbon credit price of between R2.135 and R3.200 will be needed to boost the viability of consumer-based small-scale wind turbines in areas with a mean annual wind speed of at least 5m/s, which is considered to be above average. Thus, there is a need for subsidizing all producers of renewable energy including those who produce it for their own consumption as they equally contribute to renewable energy expansion in the country. A tariff subsidy is however likely to be met with both political and public resistance if it means that consumers have to cross-subsidize the tariff, while the significant funds required for capital subsidies might not be freely available. Carbon credit prices have yet to mature to the required high levels. Thus, the removal of distortionary support to coal-based electricity generation might be the only currently available alternative of enhancing viability of consumer-based small-scale wind turbines.

  • 65490.
    Whight-Webb, Omarni
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Peshku, Alesia
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    The Integration of Big Data in Customer-Support Service and Value Creation: A study of how firms use the potentiality of big data to create value in the field of customer-support service.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Date:   29th May 2018   

    Level: Master Thesis in Business Administration, 15 ECTS

    Institution:     School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University

    Authors:         Alesia Peshku      Omarni Whight-Webb

                   6th April, 1995                    21st August, 1995

    Title:             The integration of big data in customer-support service and value creation – a study of how firms use the potentiality of big data to create value in the field of customer-support service.

    Tutor:             Konstantin Lampou

    Keywords:   Big Data; Customer Support-Service field; Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence

    Research        How are firms creating value from big data, in the field of customer

    question:         service?

                           

    Purpose:       The purpose of this research is to understand how the information that lies in big data helps firms to create value in the field of customer-support service. A particular focus is placed on the identification of these ‘value-creating’ factors. By pinpointing these factors, the main goal is to shed light on the concept of value and how it is perceived within raw data in relation to customer service.

    Method:         This research was conducted using a qualitative research method. The data was collected through interviews and systematic observation near Ticketbird- a start-up company that was treated as a case study.

    Conclusion:    The aim of this study was to answer the research question regarding the process of value creation in big data, with specificity to the field of customer service. In doing so, the insights gained allowed for the identification of what was earlier referred to as ‘value-creating factors’. These factors were then labeled as major or minor, the differentiator being major themes were identified as interactions with the consumer while the later were processes conducted before or after the interaction with consumers.

  • 65491.
    Whitaker, J.
    et al.
    University of Richmond.
    Ekman, Peter
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Thompson, S.
    University of Richmond.
    Americas conference on information systems AMCIS2012 Seattle: How multinational firms use IT to manage their global operations2012In: 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012, 2012, p. 1119-1126Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite a generally-acknowledged importance of IT in enabling global strategy and a broad understanding of the manner in which IT enhances coordination and reduces cost, few studies have focused precisely on how multinational firms use IT to facilitate globalization. We conduct a detailed case study across four major multinational firms, and use primary data to develop theoretical propositions on the characteristics of products, processes and customers that impact the ways in which multinational firms use IT to manage their global operations.

  • 65492.
    Whitaker, Jonathan
    et al.
    University of Richmond, USA.
    Ekman, Peter
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Thompson, Steven
    University of Richmond, USA.
    How Multinational Corporations Use Information Technology to Manage Global Operations2017In: Journal of Computer Information Systems, ISSN 0887-4417, Vol. 57, no 2, p. 112-122Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite a generally acknowledged importance of information technology (IT) in enabling global strategy and a broad understanding of the manner in which IT enhances coordination and reduces cost, few studies have focused precisely on how multinational corporations (MNCs) use IT to facilitate globalization. To address this gap in the literature, we conduct a case study across four large MNCs, and use primary data to develop predictive propositions on the characteristics of products, processes, and customers that impact the ways in which MNCs use IT to manage their global operations.

  • 65493.
    White, Sofie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Får man mer av ett minimum?: En spelteoretisk modell av minimilöners effekt på löneförhandlingar.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna uppsats undersöks löneförhandlingar med och utan en minimilön i en dynamisk spelteoretisk modell. Med hjälp av antaganden om modellens arbetsmarknad kan olika spel konstrueras där varje spel representerar en enskild löneförhandling mellan en arbetssökande individ och ett företag. För en arbetsmarknad utan en minimilön testas två varianter av modellen där företaget erbjuder en lön i den första varianten medan det i den andra är individen som föreslår en lön. Den andra varianten kommer dock alltid att innebära en förlust för företaget och därför används bara den första modellen för att modellera en löneförhandling när det finns en minimilön på arbetsmarknaden. En minimilön påverkar främst de arbetare vars optimala löner hamnar under minimilönen då de antingen kommer få en större vinst vid en anställning eller vara arbetslösa. Arbetare med en produktivitet över minimilönen kan gynnas av en minimilön då de relativt sett blir bättre att anställa för en arbetsgivare. På den svenska arbetsmarknaden finns det inga lagstadgade minimilöner, men motsvarande slutsatser kan också dras om effekterna av de svenska kollektivavtalssatta lägstalönerna. 

  • 65494.
    White, Stuart
    University of Skövde, School of Business.
    Narcissistic chief executive officers and corporate acquisitions: An upper echelons perspective2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates how chief executive officer narcissism impacts the organizations strategic decisions and outcomes. Rooted in the idea that the organization is a reflection of its top managers, I theorize that narcissistic chief executive officers may influence the decision process leading to corporate acquisitions. Furthermore, taking into account the Dotcom bubble and subprime-crash, research on merger waves is incorporated into the research framework as an outside of the organization effect impacting organizational outcomes. Using a sample of 116 acquisitions by 60 chief executive officers at public listed U.S. firms this is tested from 1994-2017. The results show little to no connection between chief executive officer narcissism and corporate acquisitions in total, international acquisitions or through truly large acquisitions. Though there is a positive connection between observable characteristics such as education and age influencing the decision to acquire firms. When comparing the sample of 116 acquisitions to a general market sample of 4379 acquisitions, a connection to merger wave theory is identified.

  • 65495.
    Whitehead, Jake
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Transport and Location Analysis. KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Transport Studies, CTS.
    Franklin, Joel
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Transport planning, economics and engineering.
    Washington, Simon
    Queensland University of Technology, Australia .
    Transitioning to energy efficient vehicles: An analysis of the potential rebound effects and subsequent impact upon emissions2015In: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, ISSN 0965-8564, E-ISSN 1879-2375, Vol. 74, p. 250-267Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Given the shift toward energy efficient vehicles (EEVs) in recent years, it is important that the effects of this transition are properly examined. This paper investigates some of these effects by analyzing annual kilometers traveled (AKT) of private vehicle owners in Stockholm in 2008. The difference in emissions associated with EEV adoption is estimated, along with the effect of a congestion-pricing exemption for EEVs on vehicle usage. Propensity score matching is used to compare AKT rates of different vehicle owner groups based on the treatments of: EEV ownership and commuting across the cordon, controlling for confounding factors such as demographics. Through this procedure, rebound effects are identified, with some EEV owners found to have driven up to 12.2% further than non-EEV owners. Although some of these differences could be attributed to the congestion-pricing exemption, the results were not statistically significant. Overall, taking into account lifecycle emissions of each fuel type, average EEV emissions were 50.5% less than average non-EEV emissions, with this reduction in emissions offset by 2.0% due to rebound effects. Although it is important for policy-makers to consider the potential for unexpected negative effects in similar transitions, the overall benefit of greatly reduced emissions appears to outweigh any rebound effects present in this case study.

  • 65496. Whiteman, Gail
    et al.
    Walker, Brian
    Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
    Perego, Paolo
    Planetary Boundaries: Ecological Foundations for Corporate Sustainability2013In: Journal of Management Studies, ISSN 0022-2380, E-ISSN 1467-6486, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 307-336Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Management studies on corporate sustainability practices have grown considerably. The field now has significant knowledge of sustainability issues that are firm and industry focused. However, complex ecological problems are increasing, not decreasing. In this paper, we argue that it is time for corporate sustainability scholars to reconsider the ecological and systemic foundations for sustainability, and to integrate our work more closely with the natural sciences. To address this, our paper introduces a new development in the natural sciences the delineation of nine Planetary Boundaries' which govern life as we know it. We call for more systemic research that measures the impact of companies on boundary processes that are at, or possibly beyond, three threshold points climate change, the global nitrogen cycle, and rate of biodiversity loss and closing in on others. We also discuss practical implications of the Planetary Boundaries framework for corporate sustainability, including governance and institutional challenges.

  • 65497.
    Whitley, Richard
    et al.
    Manchester Business School, UK.
    Gläser, JochenTechnische Universität, Berlin, German.Engwall, LarsUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Reconfiguring Knowledge Production: Changing Authority Relationships on the Sciences and their Consequences for Intellectual Innovation2010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 65498.
    Whitlock, John
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Meeths, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Tradingstrategi - med avseende på spreaden mellan A- och B-aktier2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I uppsatsen undersöks huruvida prisdiskrepansen mellan A- och B-aktier kan utnyttjas i ett tradingsyfte. Om spreaden, till exempel är liten i jämförelse med det historiska genomsnittet så kan positioner tas för att spekulera i att spreaden skall bli större igen och tvärtom. Detta genomförs genom att ena aktieslaget köps samtidigt som ett lika stort antal aktier blankas av det andra aktieslaget.

  • 65499.
    Whitlock, John
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Meeths, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Validation of Expert Judgement Based Credit Risk Models: Possible methods and the most common pitfalls - an empirical case study of three Swedish banks2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

  • 65500.
    Wibe, Sören
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    A model for bounded technological progress1985Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a simple model capable of handling empirical cases where technology is bounded. The theoretical model is illustrated using empirical data from the Swedish Pulp Industry 1937-1978.

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