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  • 65451.
    VENKATESH, UMA DEVI
    Halmstad University.
    CRITIC OF A BOOK: BENEFITS OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INTELLIGENCE2012Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65452.
    VENKATESH, UMA DEVI
    Halmstad University.
    LITERATURE REVIEW ON BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SOFTWARE FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS2012Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65453.
    VENKATESH, UMA DEVI
    Halmstad University.
    QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF VALUE GRID MODEL: DEVELOPING VALUE GRID MODEL FOR IKEA FROM VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS2012Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65454.
    VENKATESH, UMA DEVI
    Halmstad University.
    QUALTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FOR IBM WITH SMARTER SELF-SERVICE ANALYTICS2012Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65455.
    Venkatram, Rahul
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
    Zhu, Xue
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
    An analysis of Factors Influencing the Telecommunication Industry Growth: A case study of China and India2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Telecommunications industry today is a key enabler of productivity across economies and societies. The Telecom industry is not only a significant contributor towards the economic activities of countries, but also towards the growth of other industries. In recent times, developing nations have witnessed significant transformation within this sector due to the impact it has had on their economies. The booming and emerging economies of China and India have been impacted the most by the rapid growth of the Telecom industry in the past decade. The aim of this thesis is to research the most influencing factors affecting the Telecommunication industry growth, by analyzing data for both Chinese and Indian Telecom industries. In this report, data gathered from questionnaires, interviews, literature reviews and analysts’ reports are used to compare and discuss the contribution of different factors influencing the Telecom industry. Data analysis methods such as Weighted Mean Calculations, for analyzing the questionnaire data, and Granger Causality Test, for further co-relating data from the questionnaire with the Telecom industry revenue figures, are used. Factors such as “Number of Subscribers”, “Technology Innovation” and “Government Regulation and Polices” were found to be the most influential and contributing factors towards the growth of the Telecom industry in China and India. Analysis based on historical statistics revealed that, there is no direct impact on the industrial revenue from the “number of Subscribers” factor, unlike the “Technology Innovation” factor. Also, the contribution of “Government Regulation and Polices” as a factor, seems to be more obvious for the Chinese Telecom industry compared to that of India.

  • 65456.
    Venkitachalam, Krishna
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Ambrosini, Veronique
    A triadic link between knowledge management, information technology and business strategies2017In: Knowledge Management Research & Practice, ISSN 1477-8238, E-ISSN 1477-8246, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 192-200Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The extant literature shows that the connection between KM strategy and business strategy and business strategy and IT strategy has been extensively studied. However, the link between KM strategy and IT strategy remains unclear. To better understand how KM strategy influences IT strategy and vice versa within the context of business strategy, we synthesize the literature and contribute to the conceptualization of a triadic connection of the influences between business, KM and IT strategies and its deeper understanding in determining efficacy of knowledge use in organizations.

  • 65457.
    Venkitachalam, Krishna
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Management & Organisation.
    Bosua, Rachelle
    Open University of The Netherlands.
    PERSPECTIVES ON EFFECTIVE DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONSIn: Knowledge and Process Management, ISSN 1092-4604, E-ISSN 1099-1441Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern corporations face enormous digital transformation challenges in order to incorporate digital content into its corporate memory. At the same time over the last decade and a half, there is growing evidence of the advent of different types of mechanisms to manage digital organizational content. The management of digital content is particularly important to support knowledge worker practices to access, share and reuse content in knowledge intensive organizations. Despite the availability of technological solutions in the marketplace to integrate content, managers are often overwhelmed by the choices they need to make to effectively manage digital content in their organizations. Extant literature indicates that in an increasingly digitized world, there is no clear understanding of the digital content considerations for informed decision-making in organizations. Based on our research experiences in knowledge management, particularly knowledge codification in digital infrastructures we provide certain perspectives on the four considerations for effective management of digital content in large organizations. We present four short exhibits to illustrate these four core considerations which we label as the ‘4Cs’ (i.e. content contribution, categorization, control and centralization) for effective digital content management in large organizations.

  • 65458.
    Venkitachalam, Krishna
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Willmott, Hugh
    Determining strategic shifts between codification and personalization in operational environments2016In: Journal of Strategy and Management., ISSN 1755-425X, E-ISSN 1755-4268, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 2-14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to indicate that managers responsible for decision making often have a limited appreciation of strategic shifts between codification and personalization of knowledge in different operational environments. This study is motivated by a concern to illuminate the influence of diverse business environments in the shift between strategies of knowledge in organizations. A qualitative multiple case-study method was adopted to research four case organizations drawn from multiple industries – manufacturing, research, education and consulting – that are positioned within contrasting operating environments (i.e. local, national, international and multinational, respectively). Results from the case studies suggest that four factors condition shifts between codification and personalization strategies in different operational environments that are of critical significance for the effective use of knowledge in organizations. The authors have also found that strategic shifts between codification and personalization are continuous and emergent. The study suggests that the combination of multi-operational types and four elements (i.e. competition, organizational size, organizational structure and information technology) are highly relevant for determining the shifts between codification and personalization strategies in organizations.

  • 65459.
    Venkitachalam, Krishna
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School.
    Willmott, Hugh
    Factors Shaping Organizational Dynamics in Strategic Knowledge Management2015In: Knowledge Management Research & Practice, ISSN 1477-8238, E-ISSN 1477-8246, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 344-359Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Knowledge as a valuable asset of organizations is increasingly incorporated into thinking about strategy. Studies of knowledge management (KM) suggest that executives engaged in decision making often have a slender understanding of the strategic significance of knowledge. When addressing the challenge of explicating and designing a knowledge strategy, logics of codification and personalization have been differentiated and commended. The paper draws upon evidence from four case studies to identify factors that shape the evolving contexts of knowledge strategies. It is in these contexts that the challenge of continuously reviewing and revising the mix of codifying and personalizing aspects of strategic KM is practically accomplished. The cases are analysed with reference to external competition, leadership, organizational politics, culture and technology as a basis for advancing a more dynamic framework for the analysis of knowledge strategies.

  • 65460.
    Vennberg, Emilia
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Krokstedt, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Skillnader i genomförande av företagsförvärv: -Vid offentligt bud respektive privat (förhandlat) förvärv2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    En stor del av genomförandet vid ett förvärv handlar om tillvägagångssättet för att få igenom processen. Vi har i denna undersökning framför allt tittat på skillnader och likheter mellan förvärvsprocessen då det läggs ett offentligt bud och förvärvsprocessen för ett icke-publikt förvärv. Syftet med denna uppsats är således att konkretisera dessa skillnader och likheter med en analys utifrån teorin och anknyta den till empirin som vi har hämtat från marknaden. Detta i syfte att undersöka hur olika förvärvsprocesser kan se ut beroende på om ett bolag är noterat på Stockholmsbörsen eller inte. Vidare framställs de olika problem som kan uppkomma då den information som ges ut måste vara offentlig och de lagar, regler och rekommendationer som reglerar detta. Denna uppsats analyserar således hur man oftast agerar vid ett offentligt bud respektive ett icke-publikt förvärv samt utvärderar de mest framträdande likheterna och skillnaderna.

  • 65461.
    Venngren, Fredrik
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Kalkylmodell för beräkning av tillverkningskostnader för torra genomföringar2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta examensarbete har utförts hos ABB Components i Ludvika som tillverkar komponenter till bland annat transformatorer och en av de produkter som tillverkas är genomföringar. Prissättning av genomföringar bygger dels på beräkningar av tillverkningskostnader. Den modell som beräknar tillverkningskostnader för genomföringar hos Components har varit komplex och därför inte uppdaterats som den borde vilket har lett till att Components har dålig uppfattning om hur kostnadsfördelningen ser ut mellan olika genomföringstyper vilket i sin tur kan påverka det slutgiltiga försäljningspriset.

    Syftet med detta examensarbete har varit att ta fram en kalkylmodell för beräkning av tillverkningskostnader. Modellen skall vara utformad på ett sådant sätt att den tar hänsyn till förändringar i volym och samtidigt är enkel att uppdatera och underhålla.

    Resultatet är en kalkyl som fördelar kostnader till kalkylobjektet efter respektive kalkylobjekts tidsmässiga resursförbrukning. Genom att utforma kalkylen på detta sätt skapas en modell med god fördelning av omkostnader utan att modellen blir alltför komplex och därmed inte uppdateras och underhålls och samtidigt tar modellen hänsyn till förändringar i volym.

    Kalkylmodellen har utformats genom att studera produktion och produktionsflöde för genomföringarna samt genom teoretiska utgångspunkter så som självkostnadskalkylering. För att ytterligare förbättra kalkylmodellen har jag identifierat tre förbättringsområden.

    Uppdelning av kostnadsställen efter produktionsflödet

    Uppdatera produktionstider automatiskt

    Jämföra den modell som presenteras i examensarbetet med Components befintliga modell för att identifiera förbättringsområden

    Utifrån de förslag som presenterats diskuteras betydelsen av att anpassa produktion och datafångst för att implementera en ny typ av kalkylmodell. Att inte anpassa produktionen och implementera en mer avancerad kalkylmodell i en komplex verksamhet skapar en stor risk för en komplex modell som inte används och uppdateras som det är tänkt. Genom att dela in produktionsflödet i kostnadsställen som underlättar för datafångs och implementering av kalkylmodellen anser jag bidra till chanserna för att lyckas.

  • 65462.
    Vennström, Lina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Hemmilä, Lisa
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Situationsanalys för LigandTracer Yellow: - Finns en strålande marknad?2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Ridgeview Instruments AB är ett relativt nystartat företag som utvecklar och säljer produktserien LigandTracer. Detta examensarbete syftar till att hjälpa Ridgeview Instruments AB genom att kartlägga den potentiella marknaden för deras produkt LigandTracer Yellow. För att göra detta kommer en situationsanalys att skapas. Denna analys kan förhoppningsvis komma att ligga till grund då Ridgeview Instruments AB ska positionera sig och utveckla en marknadsföringsplan för produkten. För att uppnå vårt syfte har Rogers (2003) teorier för beslutsprocessen och spridningsgraden av innovationer använts i kombination med Andbergs & Eliassons (2002) design av en situationsanalys. Primärdata har erhållits genom kvalitativa intervjuer med potentiella kunder. Sekundärdata baseras på information från Ridgeview Instruments AB och internetsökningar. Vi har genom våra undersökningar bildat oss uppfattningen att det finns en marknad för produkten men att den kan vara relativt begränsad. Den främsta konkurrerande metoden tros vara manuell, dvs. utgörs inte av ett annat instrument. Våra undersökningar indikerar också att företagets knappa resurser för marknadsföring inte behöver innebära ett stort problem. Vi finner det även klokt av Ridgeview Instruments AB att satsa på att försöka ta fram ett ytterligare instrument i LigandTracer-serien, då ett sådant skulle kunna fungera som ett komplement till de övriga.

  • 65463.
    Venäläinen, Agnes
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Fraenkel, Elina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Fairtrade och konsumenten: En studie av attityd och beteende gentemot Fairtrademärkt kaffe2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Attityd har setts som en tillförlitlig variabel i syfte att förutspå ett visst beteende. Undersökningar kring etiskt märkta livsmedel har dock funnit att en positiv attityd i många fall inte resulterar i ett positivt köpbeteende. För att utreda om ett sådant attityd-beteende-gap föreligger även gällande Fairtrademärkt kaffe genomför vi en enkätstudie där vi mäter attityden till Fairtrademärkt kaffe och jämför detta resultat med köpbeteendeobservationer. Vi finner en övervägande positiv attityd i enkätundersökningen men trots detta visar observationerna på en låg köpfrekvensen av Fairtrademärkt kaffe. Vi kan således konstatera att ett attityd-beteende-gap existerar i vår studie. Intervjuer genomförs sedan för att utreda tänkbara förklaringar till gapet och vi finner att den mest frekvent förekommande orsaken till gapet är att konsumenten väljer bekvämlighet framför etik och låter därigenom priset och smaken avgöra valet av kaffe vid köptillfället. Brist på information framkommer som en ytterligare orsak till attityd-beteende-gapet samt att konsumentens ofta väljer kaffe rutin- eller vanemässigt.

  • 65464.
    Vercouter, Martin
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
    Financing Chinese Social Entrepreneurship: An exploratory study2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This work is concerned with the financing of Chinese social entrepreneurship. China is experiencing an all-time high in terms of pollution, as well as increasing social unrest. The introduction of a market economy in the country has led to a rapid economic growth, but has left many issues unsolved. The mass lay-offs that followed therationalization of State-Owned Enterprises in the 1990s created a large unemployment,and the industrialization process has only very recently been accompanied by measures toprotect the environment. To tackle those issues, more and more are appealing to theefficiency of the very same market economy to produce sustainable and scalable solutions.To better understand the financing landscape that presents itself to entrepreneurs in needof capital, a literature and interview-based study has been conducted to summarize it interms of sources, stage, efficiency and average size. Unfortunately, few sources of capital have been found to be available to them, and none of them can be described as easily accessible. It is therefore recommended that the different actors involved in the marketwork together to lower these barriers.

  • 65465.
    Verde, Ida
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Dömer du hunden efter håren?: En studie om bildkonstens roll inom marknadsföring2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Syftet med denna uppsats är att identifiera konsumenters upplevelse av bildkonst inom marknadsföring samt att klarlägga samspelet mellan konst och marknadsföring.

    Metod: Fokusgrupper, parintervjuer samt enskilda intervjuer med sammanlagt 16 personer har legat till grund för empiriinsamlingen i denna studie och en blandning av metodtriangulering och datatriangulering har tillämpats. Fotoelicitering har använts som delmetod då respondenterna fått studera 13 olika bilder som presenterat 6 olika produkter och varumärken, vilka har legat till grund för diskussion. Studien är i huvudsak att betrakta som deduktiv även om induktiva inslag förekommer.

    Slutsats: Bildkonsten kan tilltala konsumenten rent estetiskt, men i och med att konsten påförs en produkt kan kombinationen av de båda ändra konsumentens övergripande uppfattning av produkten både till det positiva och det negativa. Varumärkets/ produktens positionering har stor betydelse för konsumentens upplevelse av bildkonsten samtidigt som konsten spelar stor roll för hur själva objektet uppfattas. Estetiken är fördelaktig för företag i marknadsföringssyfte då samverkan med bildkonst visat sig vara förmånlig i konkurrenssammanhang tack vare det uppmärksamhetsvärde konsten medför samt den påvisat högre betalningsviljan de produkter som associeras till konst fått.

  • 65466. Verdier, Thierry
    et al.
    Zenou, Yves
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden; CEPR, United Kingdom.
    The role of cultural leaders in the transmission of preferences2015In: Economics Letters, ISSN 0165-1765, E-ISSN 1873-7374, Vol. 136, p. 158-161Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper studies the population dynamics of preference traits in a model of intergenerational cultural transmission with cultural leaders who compete for oblique socialization. We show that by adding this new channel in the transmission of preferences, i.e. cultural leaders, in steady-state, there cannot be an equilibrium with total assimilation or total integration of the population.

  • 65467.
    Verf, Anders
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Westin, Daniel
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Riskrapporteringen i de årliga rapporterna för svenska large cap bolag: Avseende riskbegrepp och karaktärsdrag samt retorisk utformning2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65468.
    Verganti, Roberto
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Öberg, Åsa
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Interpreting and Envisioning - A Hermeneutic Framework to look at Radical Innovation of Meanings2013In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 86-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The recent success of companies that compete through design has raised an interest on how to innovate the customer experience of a product or service. Even in industrial markets firms are increasingly moving beyond the improvement of functional performance, to address a deeper redefinition of the reason why their clients buy and use a product, what we call a ”radical innovation of product meanings”. Whereas there is a wide body of literature about technological innovation, we still lack robust theoretical frameworks that explain how companies can successfully propose new experiences and new interpretations of what a product is meant for. The purpose of this article is to stimulate and support the development of studies on radical innovation of meaning by providing a new theoretical lens. We propose hermeneutics as a valubale perspective to investigate the radical innovation of product meanings. Differently than classic innovation theories, where innovation tend to be considered either as a process of problem solving or as a process of ideation, hermeneutics provides a framework to look at innovation as a process of interpreting (of developing meaningful scenarios rather than finding an optimal solution) and envisioning (of imagining experiences that are still not asked for, rather than answering to existing needs). We illustrate that, in this process, external networks have a central role as they feed a continuous debate about what is or is not meaningful. Hermeneutics, therefore, is useful to shed light on how external players may significantly affect the way a firm reframe its interpretation of the competitive context and give meaning to things. The article is conceptual in nature, since it aims at providing a theoretical platform which other scholars may build on: the purpose is to provide an indication of a possible direction to spur a cumulative process of knowledge development, rather than a conclusion. Yet, we support our arguments for the use of hermeneutics in exploring the radical innovation of meaning with examples and cases from our preliminary analyses, mostly in the fields of robotics and healthcare.

  • 65469. Verhoeven, Peter
    et al.
    Sha, Nana
    A study based on Kano model to improve satisfaction of students at university libraries in Sweden2017Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper designed the questionnaire for the case and combines the Kano Model with the LibQUAL+TM model to understand the students’ perception and expectation of the library service quality in Sweden. Also, find a specific way to improve the satisfaction of the students.

  • 65470.
    Verleye, Katrin
    et al.
    Ghent University.
    Jaakkola, Elina
    University of Turku.
    Hodgkinson, Ian R
    Loughborough University.
    Jun, Gyuchan Thomas
    Loughborough University.
    Odekerken-Schröder, Gaby
    Maastricht University.
    Quist, Johan
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Service Research Center.
    What causes imbalance in complex service netwoks?: Evidence from a public health service2017In: Journal of Service Management, ISSN 1757-5818, E-ISSN 1757-5826, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 34-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PurposeService networks are inherently complex as they comprise of many interrelated actors, often driven by divergent interests. This can result in imbalance, which refers to a situation where the interests of at least one actor in a network are not secured. Drawing on the "balanced centricity" perspective, the purpose of this paper is to explore the causes of imbalance in complex service networks.Design/methodology/approachAdopting a qualitative case-based approach, this paper examines a public health service network that experienced imbalance that was detrimental to the lives of its users: the Mid-Staffordshire National Health Service (NHS) Trust, UK. Drawing on service-dominant logic and stakeholder theory, case evidence provides insight into the origin and drivers of imbalance in complex public service networks.FindingsThe origin of imbalance stems from competing institutional logics of various actors (patients/public, employees, managers, regulatory bodies, etc.), but the degree to which these competing institutional logics lead to imbalance is moderated by accountability, communication, engagement, and responsiveness within the service network.Research limitations/implicationsBy uncovering causes of imbalance in complex public service networks, this paper pinpoints important research avenues for developing the balanced centricity perspective.Practical implicationsThe inherent existence of multiple parallel institutional arrangements makes networks imbalanced, but value creation can be achieved when the appropriate mechanisms are fostered to manage balance between divergent logics.Originality/valueBy examining imbalance as the underlying cause of network dysfunction, this research contributes to understanding of the dynamics in, and performance of, complex public service networks.

  • 65471.
    Verma, Sanjay
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    New Product Newness and Benefits: A Study of Software Products from the Firms’ Perspective2010Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    It is widely believed among researchers as well as practitioners that there is a link between new product newness, or innovativeness, and benefits to the firm developing and marketing a product; more innovative products are generally expected to create more profit and growth.

    However, research findings are conflicting—positive-, negative-, and no-relationship have been reported between product newness and benefits by different researchers. Moreover, most research has been confined to hardware products. Software is a different kind of product. It is marked by low industry entry barrier, low marginal cost of production, intense competition for quick market leadership, subject to increasing rate of return, et al.

    An ever larger part of investments in new products consist of computer software, software that is used in PCs, control industrial processes and give products like mobile phones, cameras and cars new features. To what extent newness gives benefits in software development is however still un-researched. Thus, the purpose this study was formulated as: To explore effect of newness of new software products on the benefits to the firms.

    To fulfill this research purpose, first we had to find out “What are the relevant elements of (i) newness, and (ii) benefits of new products” in the context of firms that develop and market computer software products? This part of the study is reported in Part I. In a second step the effect of product newness on benefits was investigated quantitatively. This part of the study is reported in Part II.

    Part I is based upon semi-structured in-depth interviews of managers responsible for seven new software products in firms from Finland, India, Sweden and the US. Supplementary secondary data were collected from archival sources to write case descriptions of each software product. Within- and cross-case inductive analysis of seven-case database led to identification of relevant elements of newness and benefits. As newness elements, distribution technology, and complementary technological-, and marketing-resources were found to be vital; as benefits element, non-monetary benefits of new products stood out.

    Part II reports a quantitative study involving 321 Swedish software firms. Data were collected through a Web-survey, using a questionnaire based on findings of Part I, and analyzed through Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling. Findings indicate that marketing fit, and technological familiarity enhance product-level benefits, whereas technological fit, and familiarity enhance firm-level benefits. From the three environmental factors only aggressive marketing practices was found to be of significance. Neither switching costs nor computer mediated transactions was found to have any moderating role on product newness and new product benefits relationship.

    Overall, this study extends previous research in the area of product newness-new product benefits and fills the gap in the literature (i) by developing grounded measures for operationalizing new product newness and benefits concepts in the context of software product firms, and (ii) by identifying significant elements of new product newness that affect new product benefits. By limiting to a particular industry, this study provides useful findings—for both researches of new product development, and for managers in software firms—such as marketing fit, and technological familiarity enhance product-level benefits, whereas technological fit, and technological familiarity enhance firm-level benefits.

  • 65472.
    Vernersson, Anton
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    On Probabilities and Value: A study of decision-making under risk2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65473.
    Vernersson, Anton
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.
    The Chichilnisky-Heal Approach to Arrow's Impossibility Theorem2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay explores a surprising intersection between economics and algebraic topology. On the economical side social choice is studied. A field which includes topics such as voting theory. Within standard economics this is often approached by discrete methods, such as Arrow's impossibility theorem. This essay will instead follow a continuous proof by Chichilnisky and Heal, which is based on a considerable amount of algebraic topology. Therefore the essay will cover a great deal of algebraic topology. In particular, the subject of obstruction theory, which provides clear conditions for the extension of a function to a larger space, is studied.

  • 65474.
    Vernon, Guy
    et al.
    University of Oxford.
    Andersson, Renée
    LO.
    Baeten, Xavier
    Strategic Rewards Research Centre, Belgium.
    Neu, Elizabeth
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Unions, Employers' Associations and Collective Bargaining over Pay2007In: Shaping Pay in Europe: a stakeholder approach / [ed] Conny Antoni, Xavier Baeten, Ben J. M. Emans, Mari Kira, Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang , 2007, p. 109-127Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 65475.
    Veronika, Bigge
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    Mattias, Thorén
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
    One hand washes the other: A multiple Case Study about the mystery of blat and how it influences Swedish companies in Russia.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to provide information and a deeper understanding of

    how the Russian cultural phenomenon blat affects the possibility for Swedish

    companies to conduct business in the Russian market. In order to conduct this

    research, relevant aspects of the phenomenon has been demonstrated, identified

    and analysed in relation to culture, networks and internationalization. This thesis

    follows a deductive approach, as the research topic is considered rather

    unexplored. In an attempt to acquire deeper information, a qualitative research

    method provides deeper understanding how the topic affects Swedish companies.

    The literature review chapter forms the base of this thesis as it includes theories

    related to culture, networks, the cultural phenomenon of blat and

    internationalization. Theories have formed the conceptual framework in an effort

    to demonstrate connections between theories. The empirical findings have been

    collected in order to analyse the data in relation to the theories, where the empirics

    drive from multiple case studies upon Swedish companies.

    The analysis chapter is structured in accordance with the conceptual framework,

    where a discussion of the differences and dissimilarities between theories and

    empirical findings are included. In the following chapter, the conclusion

    constitutes from theory, empirical findings and analysed data. Moreover, the final

    chapter consist of implications, recommendations, limitations and suggestions for

    further research. The main theoretical implications, engage in fill the research gap

    and addresses blat in an international situation connected to social networks and

    culture. The main practical implications indicate that the cultural phenomenon

    blat is not a necessity for Swedish companies when internationalizing to the

    Russian market although it may facilitate the process. It becomes more important

    to understand blat as companies increase their market commitment.

  • 65476.
    Verschuur, Theresia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Skimutis, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Expatriates, an Untapped Source of Valuable Knowledge?: A study of how MNCs exploit knowledge from Swedish expatriates2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Due to increased globalization, MNCs are increasingly relocating employees on international assignments. During their international assignments, expatriates gain a vast amount of knowledge that can be valuable to the firm. This valuable source of knowledge often remains untapped however and MNCs do often not exploit and harvest knowledge from expatriates. Given this problem we have investigated what the process of knowledge transfer looks like and how MNCs exploit knowledge from Swedish expatriates. We also wanted to find out how factors such as knowledge characteristics, corporate culture, debriefing, and post-assignment position effected this process. By conducting qualitative interviews with former expatriates, we could conclude that formal programs or structured mechanisms to harvest knowledge from expatriates were not very common, the corporate culture had a fairly big impact on expatriates’ well-being, and debriefing sessions varied depending on the size of the company, position of the expatriate as well as the number of expatriates a MNC had. Furthermore, we were able to conclude that the MNCs we investigated utilized knowledge from expatriates by giving them suitable post-assignment positions. Given the tacit nature of expatriates’ knowledge, we recommend managers to assign more time for socialization between coworkers.

  • 65477.
    Versfeld, Niklas
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    En vän, fyra ben: konsumenternas syn på kvalitetshundmat2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Undersökningar med uppfödare, utställningsintresserade och djuraffärskonsumenter, där det är djuraffärskonsumenter som är mest intressanta har genomförts. En tydlig slutsatts man kan dra är att dessa konsumenter inte tycker att det är någon större skillnad mellan Hills, Royal Canin och Eukanuba. De tycker dock att det de själva använder är bäst, med anledning till att det fungerar bra på hunden. Konsumenter väljer hundmat genom rekommendationer och genom att prova sig fram. En bra strategi för producenterna för dessa foder är att utbilda djuraffärspersonalen för att få de att rekommendera ett visst foder samt att tillhandahålla butikerna med gratis provpåsar som bör vara ca 3kg.

  • 65478.
    Vertany, Rozik
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Bontin, Mårten
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Müntzing, Fredrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Borås, Borås: En branschanalys av den svenska distanshandeln inom konfektion2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning saknas.

  • 65479.
    Vesala, Linnéa
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Ramic, Mirsada
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Mångfald: hur organisationskultur kan påverka mångfaldsarbete2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Labor markets around Sweden is characterized by diversity because of increased globalization and immigration. Diversity forms an important future issue. Organizational culture permeates organizations and is behind all actions, beliefs and values of individuals in an organization. The purpose of the study is to examine how organizational culture can affect diversity. The study was conducted with the inspiration of a hermeneutic and a qualitative approach. We were inspired by a deductive approache when we were to find connections between the theory and the empirical data of the study. We conducted seven semi-structured interviews. The respondents consisted of two managers and five employees from a government entity, anonymous in the study. Diversity management has in recent years gained increased relevance for organizations (Podsiadlowski et al 2013). Organizational culture plays a significant role, for example in leadership initiatives as it affects all individuals and in turn these indivduals affect the leadership initiative's success (Schein, 1996). Organisations with an inclusive culture opens up to different perspectives and utilize the benefits of diversity (Barbos & Cabral-Cardoso, 2007; Scott et al, 2011). The results of the study showed that the studied organization works actively with diversity. However, these plans do not reach the employees of the studied department. The staff of the studied department perceives the diversity work in the department as vague. The unit has a homogeneity in the workforce such that employees have a somewhat similar background, work experience and education. The culture of the department is characterized by openness. The department is characterized by rules and procedures, and we believe this affects the culture. The culture is strong as the employees share a set of common beliefs and values. Based on theory and empirical data, we interpret that diversity efforts are partially integrated, but lacks an integration of diversity at a departmental level. Employees and managers are open to diversity. The existing culture we mean, however, makes it difficult to create an inclusive organizational culture and utilize the benefits this can bring to the department. We consider diversity and organizational culture as opposites, diversity value differences and organizational culture value similarities. We believe it is difficult to reconcile these two in the department. Existing culture outcompete the possibilities of an inclusive culture in the department

  • 65480.
    Vespo, Roberto
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Using Absorptive Capacity and Knowledge Management: A Case Study of Swedish Housing Cooperatives' Knowledge Promoting Activities2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This master thesis analyses the housing cooperative´s capability to manageknowledge in order to improve its performances and create innovation. It is based on the analysis of elite interviews concerning the latest ten years of two Swedish housing cooperatives (bostadsrättsförenigar), which are Brf Grantorpand Brf Kullen that, because of their almost identical properties, made acomparison possible. Absorptive Capacity, which refers to the organization´s ability to identify, assimilate and apply knowledge in its specific context and Knowledge Management, which refers to the organization´s knowledge management activities, provided the basis for the theoretical framework. The empirical data show that, within the organizations, the main sources of knowledge are the Board members: when internal expertise knowledge is present then innovation takes place. Lack of policies in recruiting Board members means that innovation coming from within the organizations is always fortuitous, and depends on the individuals´ previous expertise knowledge. Even if the two years mandate constitutes a constrain in investing in knowledge development, it has been revealed that providing the Board members with a general knowledge in the housing cooperatives´ all-day activities constitutes a solid precondition to capture new opportunities: Brf Kullen acts in a more proactive way and actively identifies opportunities in the environment. Whilst Brf Grantorp does suffer the lack of basic knowledge and acts in a more passive way, waiting for someone else bringing in from the outside. However, both the organizations suffer the lack of explicit knowledge management policies. This is very noticeable when it comes to codification and storage: what is provided is essentially of tacit nature, and blanks out over and over again because it still remains in the members´ heads and it leaves when they leave the Board. Hence, both the organizations´ ability to exploit and transfer knowledge suffers lack of efficiency. Furthermore, even if they offer both formal and informal manners in order to share ideas between Board members, the activities are subject to each Board member´s commitment and time.

  • 65481.
    Vespo, Roberto
    et al.
    Södertörn University College, School of Business Studies.
    Johansson, Måns
    Södertörn University College, School of Business Studies.
    Mervärdeskapande i traditionell livsmedelshandel: En fallstudie inom den svenska dagligvaruhandeln2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: It has been shown that companies that lived under protected conditions for a long time have had difficulties to adapt to major changes. With that in mind an even more extensive low-cost competition in the Swedish grocery market will make a threat for the traditional grocery stores' long-term survival. The question then becomes, which strategies will be successful and lead to higher customer loyalty.

    Problem: Are the traditional grocery stores using strategies that can compete in addition to pricing and will those strategies lead to long-term survival?

    Objective: Is to analyse and evaluate two traditional grocery stores' strategies and to examine whether these are consistent with customer demand.

    Approach: First we have created a more fundamental understanding of the situation in the Swedish grocery market. Then we have implemented two interviews in each grocery store. The first one is done with the store manager and the second one is done whit one of the staff members. Finally, we have also performed a survey directed to the stores' customers.

    Basic perspective: The study is based on a Relationship perspective and a Transactional perspective.

    Theories: “Theory of Value Star and Value Chain”, “Service Profit Chain”, “Value Theory”, “Value creation processes”,” Brand Theory” and “Involvement Theory”.

    Empiricism: Is based on the information gathered by interviews done in the two grocery stores and customers' responses to the survey.

    Analysis: Is based on the empirical data.

    Results: The study shows that both stores have customers that are relatively highinvolved and that both of these stores work with high involvement values.

    Conclusion: Both stores have strategies that extend beyond pricing. However, there are major shortcomings in terms of involving the customers in the process of creating value, which also affects customer loyalty. The stores' different structure of ownership also affects how they are organized and make decisions. Currently, Coop has a bigger problem than ICA because of low customer loyalty and limited adaptability.

  • 65482.
    Vessal, Sara Rezaee
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
    Partnership Management in Project Based Companies – the case of Iranian OGP Industry2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years it has become important to know exactly what makes partnering, more successful in different conditions. This research focuses on success factors of partnering in a project based organization (PBO). Our research question is that what major elements (called enablers) make and shape success of partnerships? Three sub questions have also been studied: 1. What sub elements have a major effect on partnership success? 2. How such sub elements can be clustered logically into major elements? 3. How such elements and clusters can be weighted and measured so that a measurement tool can be constructed based on the model. Results show that 1. Such certain partnering success enablers do exist. We found 30 enablers as major factors affecting performance of partnership. 2. They can be classified into strategic, program-level and project-level enablers, the latter being divided into forming, leading, supporting and controlling sections. 3. Enablers can be weighted based on results of our research to form an assessment model. We have test run the model for checking applicability and reliability. Executive implications of the results as a model based on the enablers can be before forming partnerships or in the process. The former, helps with strategic decision making about partner selection and formulating mode of cooperation. The latter can be for improving a current partnership the evaluation model developed based on results follows this grouping. The model has been test run for testing applicability and reliability. For further study, we can study enablers of success in hierarchical manner for all functions or for all stakeholders. Scholars can review some other aspects like leaders and stockholders, customers, employers, suppliers, creditors, society and government. Our last word would be suggesting adoption of this model for application in industry sectors other than OGP and regions other than Middle East.

  • 65483.
    Vestberg, Anneli
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Möller, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Småföretagaren - en allkonstnär? : En studie hur småföretagaren upplever förståelsen av revisionsinformationen.2002Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats behandlar småföretagarens förståelse av den ekonomiska informationen som den lagstadgade revisorn ger. Att driva eget företag som alternativ till att vara anställd är mångas dröm. Det uppmuntras framför allt från politiskt håll att starta och driva eget företag i Sverige för att ge ökad sysselsättning och bättre ekonomisk tillväxt. Det är en byråkratisk väg att gå för att nå till sitt företagande i form av lagar och förordningar. Ett område är den ekonomiska utgångspunkten vad gäller regelverk och lagar och de ekonomiska ansvarstaganden som råder för småföretag.

  • 65484.
    Vestberg, Anneli
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Möller, Helena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Vilka krav kommer att ställas på auktoriserade revisorer i framtiden?2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats handlar om frågeställningen som berör eventuella krav som kan komma att ställas på auktoriserade revisorer i framtiden. Utgångspunkten har varit en fallstudie med auktoriserade revisorer för att få reda på deras synpunkter angående den förändring som håller på att ske inom revisonsyrket till följd av olika yttre faktorer som internationaliseringen. Förväntningsgapet och konsultation har vi även berört där det fortfarande finns frågor kvar att utröna gällande riktlinjerna. En annan aspekt som vi berör är Enron-affären som det fanns delade meningar om. Vi fick även fram synpunkter på revisonsprocessens utveckling.

  • 65485.
    Vestby, Joel
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
    Storm, Henrik
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
    En studie om fastighetstaxeringssystem: -Vad kan Sverige lära av England och Wales2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    According to the client, land survey of Sweden, there is no current information regarding other well developed property tax systems. This information is necessary in order to analyze the effectiveness and develop the Swedish system. The purpose of this study is to contribute with improvement proposals to the development of the Swedish property tax system through a survey of the English and Welsh property tax system.

    Methods used are: (1) a literature review where the English and Welsh valuation methodology and organization regarding property taxation is studied; (2) an interview with the client at the land survey of Sweden regarding existing problems with the Swedish property tax system; (3) An interview with a contact person of the Valuation Office Agency regarding the English and Welsh property tax system.

    In England and Wales there are two different property taxes for municipals, Council Tax and Rating. All domestic properties are included in Council Tax and commercial properties or part of commercial properties is included in Rating. Council Tax is based on the properties market value and Rating is based on the commercial property or part of the properties current rental value. The tax is annually estimated based on what local authorities calculate on how much that is expected for the cost of local services.

    The Swedish property tax system is separated in several respects in relation to the English and Welsh, but Sweden can learn from England and Wales in several aspects. English and Welsh account of how property taxes are used can easily be seen on the local authorities' websites. Fees for deliberately withholding information regarding property declaration may provide a more accurate picture of the property value. Sweden put more resources on valuation whereas England’s and Wales’s resources are devoted to calculating and reporting tax.

  • 65486.
    Vestby, Mathias
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Makushenko, Liudmila
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Premiepension: Lönar det sig att vara aktiv?2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract “The premium pension. Is it worthwhile to be an active investor?”

    Date: May 30th 2013

    Level: Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics, 15 ECTS

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

    Authors: Liudmila Makushenko & Mathias Vestby

    Title: The premium pension. Is it worthwhile to be an active investor?

    Tutor: Ulla Pettersson

    Keywords: The premium pension, AP7 Såfa, Pensions Agency, Pension

    Research questions: How does an active investment affect the returns for the premium pension? How large impact does the premium pension have on the final retirement? How does an active investment affect the returns for the premium pension?

    Purpose:The purpose of this study is to investigate whether an active investor in the premium pension system gains a higher return than what a passive investor gains. If so, does this return in any significant way affect the final pension?

    Method: The study is quantitative in nature and is based on secondary data. The data consists of historical fund data that has been retrieved from the Swedish Pensions Agency and Morningstar. Theory is retrieved from literature, articles, an official government investigation, Public agencies and current law. The results are analyzed and compared to existing theory.

    Conclusion: The results of the study show that in general an active investor in the premium pension system gains a higher return than a passive investor, provided that the active investor invests in the most popular funds. The premium pension accounts for about 7-30% of the final pension and the study and the study cannot show any relationship between high fees and high returns.

  • 65487.
    Vesterberg, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
    Environmental Regime Shifts and Economic Activities: the Shallow Lake Model2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65488.
    Vesterberg, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    VaryingPrices and Multiple Equilibria in Schaeffer Fishery Models.2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65489.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    Heterogeneity in price responsiveness of electricity: contract choice and the role of media coverage2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, I estimate the price elasticity of electricity as a function of contract choice. Further, I explore how the  media coverage of electricity prices affects electricity demand, both by augmenting price responsiveness and as a direct effect of media coverage on electricity demand, independent of prices. The parameters in the model are estimated using a unique and detailed Swedish panel data on monthly household-level electricity consumption. I find that price elasticities range between -0.025 and -0.07 at the mean level of media coverage, depending on contract choice, and that households with monthly variation in electricity prices respond more to prices when media coverage of electricity prices is extensive. When media coverage is high, for example 840 news articles per month (which corresponds to the mean plus two standard deviations), the price elasticity is -0.12, or 1.7 times the elasticity at the mean media coverage. Similarly, media coverage is also found to have a direct effect on electricity demand.

  • 65490.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    Power to the people: electricity demand and household behavior2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Paper [I] Using a unique and highly detailed data set on energy consumption at the appliance-level for 200 Swedish households, seemingly unrelated regression (SUR)-based end-use specific load curves are estimated. The estimated load curves are then used to explore possible restrictions on load shifting (e.g. the office hours schedule) as well as the cost implications of different load shift patterns. The cost implications of shifting load from "expensive" to "cheap" hours, using the Nord Pool spot prices as a proxy for a dynamic price, are computed to be very small; roughly 2-4% reduction in total daily costs from shifting load up to five hours ahead, indicating small incentives for households (and retailers) to adopt dynamic pricing of electricity.

    Paper [II] Using a detailed data set on appliance-level electricity consumption at the hourly level, we provide the first estimates of hourly and end-use-specific income elasticities for electricity. Such estimates are informative about how consumption patterns in general, and peak demand in particular, will develop as households’ income changes. We find that the income elasticities are highest during peak hours for kitchen and lighting, with point estimates of roughly 0.4, but insignificant for space heating.

    Paper [III] In this paper, I estimate the price elasticity of electricity as a function of the choice between fixed-price and variable-price contracts. Further, assuming that households have imperfect information about electricity prices and usage, I explore how media coverage of electricity prices affects electricity demand, both by augmenting price responsiveness and as a direct effect of media coverage on electricity demand, independent of prices. I also address the endogeneity of the choice of electricity contract. The parameters in the model are estimated using unique and detailed Swedish panel data on monthly household-level electricity consumption. I find that price elasticities range between −0.025 and −0.07 at the mean level of media coverage, depending on contract choice, and that households with monthly variation in electricity prices respond more to prices when there is extensive media coverage of electricity prices. When media coverage is high, for example 840 news articles per month (which corresponds to the mean plus two standard deviations), the price elasticity is −0.12, or 1.7 times the elasticity at the mean media coverage. Similarly, media coverage is also found to have a direct effect on electricity demand.

    Paper [IV] I explore how households switch between fixed-price and variable-price electricity contracts in response to variations in price and temperature, conditional on previous contract choice. Using panel data with roughly 54000 Swedish households, a dynamic probit model is estimated. The results suggest that the choice of contract exhibits substantial state dependence, with an estimated marginal effect of previous contractchoiceof0.96, andthattheeffectofvariationinpricesandtemperatureonthechoice of electricity contract is small. Further, the state dependence and price responsiveness are similar across housing types, income levels and other dimensions. A plausible explanation of these results is that transaction costs are larger than the relatively small cost savings from switching between contracts.

  • 65491.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
    Prospect Theory: An experimental analysis of decision involving risk2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65492.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE).
    The effect of price on electricity contract choice2018In: Energy Economics, ISSN 0140-9883, E-ISSN 1873-6181, Vol. 69, p. 59-70Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    I explore how households switch between fixed-price and variable-price electricity contracts in response to variations in price and temperature, conditional on previous contract choice. Using panel data with roughly 54,000 Swedish households, a dynamic probit model is estimated. The results suggest that the choice of contract exhibits substantial state dependence, with an estimated marginal effect of previous contract choice of 0.96, and that the short-run effects of variation in prices and temperature on the choice of electricity contract are small. Further, the state dependence and price responsiveness are similar across housing types, income levels and other dimensions. A plausible explanation of these results is that transaction costs are perceived to be larger than the relatively small cost savings from switching between contracts.

  • 65493.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    The effect of price on electricity contract choice2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    I explore how households switch between fixed-price and variable-price electricity contracts in response to variations in price and temperature, conditional on previous contract choice. Using panel data with roughly 54000 Swedish households, a dynamic probit model is estimated. The results suggest that the choice of contract exhibits substantial state dependence, with an estimated marginal effect of previous contract choice of 0.96, and that the short-run effects of variation in prices and temperature on the choice of electricity contract are small. Further, the state dependence and price responsiveness are similar across housing types, income levels and other dimensions. A plausible explanation of these results is that transaction costs are perceived to be larger than the relatively small cost savings from switching between contracts.

  • 65494.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    The hourly income elasticity of electricity2016In: Energy Economics, ISSN 0140-9883, E-ISSN 1873-6181, Vol. 59, p. 188-197Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using a detailed data set on appliance-level electricity consumption at the hourly level, we provide the first estimates of hourly and end-use-specific income elasticities for electricity. Such estimates are informative about how consumption patterns in general, and peak demand in particular, will develop as households’ income changes. We find that the income elasticities are highest during peak hours for kitchen and lighting, with point estimates of roughly 0.4, but insignificant for space heating.

  • 65495.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    The Stick or the Carrot: Modeling Reference Price Dependence and Loss Aversion in an Environmental Policy setting2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 65496.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE).
    B. Krishnamurthy, Chandra Kiran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE). Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden.
    Böök, Herman
    Lindfors, Anders
    Svento, Rauli
    Real-time pricing revisited: Demand flexibility in the presence of micro-generation2018In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, E-ISSN 1873-6777, Vol. 23, p. 642-658Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An understanding of household demand response (DR) is important in view of increasingly smart grids in which high shares of renewable supply are being promoted. In addition, an important development in the Nordic market relates to increasing thrust on household solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels. In view of the potential for interaction between dynamic pricing-driven and PV generation-driven load changes, an analysis of the combined effects in relation to the system profile is important, not least because this can affect the nature of benefits to households and to the grid. Using a unique and detailed dataset on household electricity consumption, in combination with simulated solar panel micro-generation data, these aspects are explored here using a demand framework drawn from the previous literature. Our findings indicate that even with low price responsiveness, household response to dynamic pricing can lead to load changes with sizeable benefits. In addition, the introduction of PV panels appear to be beneficial to the electric grid, largely due to the time pattern of winter PV generation. Overall, our findings provide tentative support to the hypothesis that dynamic pricing, by incentivizing households to provide demand response at appropriate times, can aid in integration of renewables.

  • 65497.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
    Krishnamurthy, Chandra Kiran B.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    Residential End-use Electricity Demand: Implications for Real Time Pricing in Sweden2016In: Energy Journal, ISSN 0195-6574, E-ISSN 1944-9089, Vol. 37, no 4, p. 141-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using a unique and highly detailed data set on energy consumption at the appliance-level for 200 Swedish households, seemingly unrelated regression (SUR)based end-use specific load curves are estimated. The estimated load curves are then used to explore possible restrictions on load shifting (e.g. the office hours schedule) as well as the cost implications of different load shift patterns. The cost implications of shifting load from "expensive" to "cheap" hours, using the Nord pool spot prices as a proxy for a dynamic price, are computed to be very small; roughly 2-4% reduction in total daily cost from shifting load up to five hours ahead, indicating small incentives for households (and retailers) to adopt dynamic pricing of electricity.

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  • 65498.
    Vesterberg, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    Lanot, Gauthier
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
    An empirical model of the decision to switch betweenelectricity price contracts2017Report (Other academic)
  • 65499.
    Vesterberg, Tobias
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    CSR och svensk elitidrott: en studie av de allsvenska fotbollsklubbarnas sociala verksamhet2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and compare the Swedish elite football clubs CSR work by investigating their economic, environmental and social efforts.

    Method: The paper has been completed with the help of a document study and two complementary interviews.

    Theoretical perspective: Corporate Social Performance Theory, Shareholder Value Theory, Stakeholder Theory and the Triple Bottom Line Theory form the theoretical framework.

    Empirical result & Analyses: All clubs were engaged in some form of social and economic activities that can be considered to be CSR-related. Examples of social activities that the football clubs carry out is to visit the children's hospital, providing homework assistance for children, give lectures in schools, organize spontaneous football in disadvantaged areas, helping young people to get in touch with potential employers, visit prisons, invite refugees to football games and help people with disabilities into working life. Only two clubs (Helsingborgs IF and BK Häcken) are engaged in environmentally friendly activities. Only two clubs (Helsingborgs IF and BK Häcken) engaged in environmentally friendly activities. These activities are to improve waste management at the football stadium and clean sweat to clean drinking water.

    Conclusions: There are major differences in the extent of CSR work performed by the clubs. Four clubs (AIK, Djurgårdens IF, IFK Göteborg and Halmstads BK) have their own service for CSR managers. In addition to these four, five clubs (IF Elfsborg, Helsingborgs IF, BK Häcken, Malmö FF and GIF Sundsvall) have named CSR projects. These nine clubs can be considered to be in the forefront regarding CSR issues compared to the rest of the clubs.

  • 65500.
    Vesterberg, Viktor
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Ethnicizing Employability: Governing the Unemployed in Labour Market Projects in Sweden2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The dissertation analyzes labour market projects co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) targeting unemployed migrants and ethnicized groups. The analysis is qualitative, discourse-oriented and based on Foucault’s concept of governmentality. More specifically, it is highlighted how the target groups are ethnicized through discourses of employability and learning. The thesis consists of four articles. In the first three articles, focus is mainly on how the projects present themselves through their project descriptions in the ESF project bank and the fourth article is mainly based on ethnographic material. Overall, this dissertation highlights different aspects of inclusion work directed towards migrants and ethnicized target groups that can be seen as problematic and sometimes contradictory. Tendencies to individualize unemployment and thus positioning the unemployed project participants as responsible for their situation is interrogated in the thesis. Further, it is analyzed how culture and ethnicity is used in ways that are likely to strengthen the target groups ‘Otherness’ in relation to a ‘Swedishness’ that often become synonymous with what is perceived as normal and thus widening the gap between ‘us’ and ‘them’ when the stated goal is the opposite. This dissertation can serve as a starting point to reflect on how inclusion efforts and labour market projects seeking to produce social inclusion and employability may be at risk to categorize people in different ways, which can sometimes be problematic in relation to what the efforts seek to achieve.

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