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  • 301.
    Mokkala, Marianne
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Student satisfaction in tourism education: The case of Dalarna University, Borlänge, Sweden2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The students' expectations must be met to ensure their overall satisfaction. Because of this student satisfaction has become a measurement tool with which the universities can compete against each other in order to attract potential students and also a higher level of internal and external funding. This thesis deals with students' overall satisfaction in tourism education at Dalarna University in Sweden. It is important to understand what it takes for the universities to be able to produce a motivated workforce for the communities and how satisfied students could help in achieving this goal. Sweden was selected because of the recent introduction of tuition fees, in 2010, which has made it even more crucial to understand the factors affecting students' satisfaction. The method chosen for conducting this study was a questionnaire where the students of Dalarna University were asked to rate different aspects of their overall experience on a Likert scale. The research was conducted via Facebook and email questionnaire. The results show different levels of satisfaction based on the tourism programmes and gender for example. The major finding from this research implicate that the social conditions and surrounding city categories are the most influential when it comes to the overall satisfaction of students at Dalarna University. The results give the university and the city of Borlänge an insight on issues that really matter to the students and how to improve them.

  • 302.
    Mortazavi, Reza
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Cialani, Catia
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Factors Influencing International Tourists' Length Of Overnight Stay In Venice2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 303.
    Murtokangas, Ville
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    En studie om egenföretagande HR och fast anställd HR2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 304.
    Mwamburi, Sharon
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Causes and Effects of Tourism Seasonality: Case Study: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Tourism has an economic relevance to Kenya’s economy, hence captivating attention from researchers, business sphere and policy makers of the tourism sector. Seasonality is a common phenomenon in the tourism industry. The focal point of this research is on wildlife watching tourism as its main attraction. The research general objective was; to establish seasonality, its effects on the tourism industry and discover potential measures to mitigate it hence bridging the gap between high and low season. This mode of tourism attracts large numbers of tourists who wish to experience Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-system in Narok County in Kenya. This research examined seasonality and its effects at Maasai Mara National Resrve in Kenya. Seasonality promulgates a number of issues that need exceptional attention and strategies. Seasonality affects the number of tourists to Maasai Mara and therefore threatens the growth of businesses in the region. Being omnipresent, all tourism enterprises in the regions are impacted by seasonality. At certain times of the year, Maasai Mara National Reserve has more tourists than they are able to accommodate, while at other times, there are few tourists to the National Reserve. The research was based on qualitative method where primary data was gathered from the managers whilst secondary data was gathered from legitimate sources i.e. Tourism Board of Kenya, Ministry of Tourism among others. Semi-structured interviews were used in the research; the target group was 5 managers in Maasai Mara. The findings depicted that Maasai Mara National Reserve is very much affected by seasonality since it is located in a remote area, poor road maintenance during the rainy season, seasonal migration of wildlife between the reserve and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and finally the hotels and camps majorly rely on international tourists who tend to visit in large numbers during the wildlife migration in July and August.

  • 305.
    Nadasen, Kathy
    University of Western Cape.
    A Profile of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Human Rights2003In: Building a Human Rights Culture: South African and Swedish Perspectives / [ed] Karin Sporre & H Russel Botman, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2003, p. 245-272Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 306.
    Narrowe, Judith
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Social Anthropology.
    Othering from Within: Sometimes Other, Sometimes Not. On being a Young Turk in Sweden2003In: Building a Human Rights Culture: South African and Swedish Perspectives / [ed] Karin Sporre & H Russel Botman, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2003, p. 164-178Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 307.
    Nebrat, Nataliya
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Environmental disclosures of ski resorts in the USA and their use in building social relationships2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the phenomenon of website-based voluntary environmental disclosures (VEDs) of ski resorts in the Northeast USA. The qualitative content analysis research method is used to investigate which environmental initiatives are being voluntarily disclosed by these ski resorts. Based on the adopted environmental categories of the Sustainable Slopes Program the study found that energy, waste management and water use initiatives are most popular among the Northeast USA ski resorts VEDs, and that the environmental education, transportation and riparian areas initiatives receive the least attention among. Therefore, it appears that the environmental initiatives with the most economic benefit to a firm are emphasized by these entities. Through the prism of the social exchange theory it is argued that due to their small size and lack of prominence within the USA ski industry these firms use their VEDs primarily to foster social relationships with such stakeholders as owners, investors and business community, although with certain efforts towards those with environmentalists, local communities and other stakeholders.

  • 308.
    Nerhagen, Lena
    Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, Transportekonomi Borlänge, TEK-B.
    Samhällsekonomisk analys i arbetet med nationell risk- och förmågebedömning: vägledning och förslag på metodik2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2012 the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) was commissioned by the government to develop and establish a procedure and methodology for national risk assessment in Sweden. In 2013 MSB continued this work and also initiated work to develop a more coherent and reliable process for producing national risk and capability assessments. An assignment was therefore given to VTI where the questions was how economics can be implemented in practice in this more comprehensive work. To provide a basis for discussion, the current system for national risk- and capability assessments undertaken by the public sector is described in the beginning of the report. Next, based on findings in the scientific literature, the report contains a discussion of how economics can be of use in risk assessment and management. Since cost-benefit analysis is the analytical tool used, this overview also contains a short summary on how to perform this type of analysis. Based on this background information a method is proposed on how to analyze a decision problem in this kind of risk context. The method comprises the following logical steps: - Scenario analysis to develop an analytical model of the risk context focusing on a description of the capabilities needed to reduce the probability of and the consequences of a certain hazard. - Capability assessment to quantify the current level of the relevant capabilities. - GAP-analysis to identify if there is a lack of important capabilities and if so, what measures that can address these insufficiencies. - Cost-benefit analysis to evaluate different policy measures to improve the capability. - Stress test and evaluation to test the functioning of the risk management system and the effect of the policy changes made. The analytical model developed in the first step can be used for this purpose.

  • 309.
    Nilsson, Linnéa
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Malmberg, Sara
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    "Bolagsverket är mer modernt än jag tänkte mig": Hur kan statliga myndigheter arbeta med Employer Branding för att attrahera Generation Y?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Employer branding is a relatively new concept that has begun to be used as a strategy in Human Resource Management. By developing an Employer Brand, organizations can attract and retain talented workers and thus ensure their survival. However, there is no research on how employer branding can be used in the public sector to attract the newest gen-eration in the labor market; Generation Y.

    Objective: The purpose of this study is to increase understanding for how governmental em-ployers can work with Employer Branding to attract Generation Y.

    Method: The study is based on qualitative method and a phenomenological and deductive re-search approach. Research design was in the form of a case study. Nine semi-structured inter-views were conducted with respondents from Swedish Companies Registration Office, four interviews with people who work with Employer Branding and five who belong to Generation Y.

    Theories: "Employer Branding Predictive Model"

    Conclusions: The study reveals that the governmental employer is attractive to Generation Y but could improve the external communication of its Employer Brand. Without an explicit tar-get group and a pronounced Employee Value Proposition, the external communication is un-clear which reduces the employer's attractiveness to potential employees. The attractiveness arises only when the individuals from Generation Y already are recruited into the organization.

  • 310.
    Nordgren, Eva
    Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för ABM.
    Användarutbildning: pedagogik på högskolebibliotek1998Student thesis
  • 311.
    Nordgren, Eva
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket.
    Thorn, Linda
    Uppsala universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket.
    Att ge nycklar till kunskap: universitetsbibliotekets kurser i informationssökning2010In: Kunskapens nya världar: Uppsala Learning Lab och hur pedagogik och teknik kan mötas / [ed] Jenny Lee, Uppsala: Uppsala Learning Lab, Uppsala universitet , 2010, p. 181-184Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 312.
    Nordgren, Håkan
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Aslan, Berivan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    "Den dag vi slutar bli bättre, slutar vi vara bra": Ledarskapets inverkan på medarbetares motivation till ständiga förbättringar2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Summary

    Purpose - The purpose of the study is to gain a deeper insight into the relationship between the leadership and the factors that contribute to the increased involvement of employees in the process of continual improvement. The study is aimed at a midsize industrial company that has implemented lean production.

    Design / methodology - Data was collected in a Swedish industrial company. A total of 7 interviews were conducted. In our study, we chose to make a qualitative case study.

    Findings - The results we reached are that employees take little part in the improvement process. Previous research shows that employees who are involved in the decisions are also more involved in the work.

    Method Criticism – The result reflect only subjective assessments and the variables studied are based on respondents' perceptions. Future research should include more objective measures.

    Practical implications - The study provides evidence that employee engagement and motivation in the process of improvement can be increased by making them more involved. Research shows that employees who receive information and participate in decisions feel more involved in the work.

    Knowledge Contribution - In the existing literature, it is claimed that leadership is an essential component for increasing employee engagement. Little, however, has been written about how leadership can motivate employees to continuous improvement in an organization who work in lean production.

    Keywords:

  • 313.
    Nordström, Carin
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Hur ser företagande kvinnor på företagandet?2017In: Genus och företagande / [ed] P. Rytkönen & M. Bonow, Stockholm: Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi , 2017, p. 145-158Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Företagare och entreprenörer är de som står för den regionala utvecklingen och under flera år har mycket forskning gjorts på de som kanske startar företag, som en del i den globala entreprenörskapsrapporten GEM – Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Reynolds et al. 2002). Mycket tid har lagts på att studera vilka det är som kanske startar företag och vilka faktorer som avgör om man faktiskt startar eller inte. Enligt rapporterna är det flest män som startar och driver företag i Sverige och i världen. F.d. Näringslivsministern Maud Olofsson 1 (C) ville ta reda på hur man kunde motivera kvinnor att bli företagare och minska på hindren. Därför utsåg hon 2007 Nutek, på uppdrag från regeringen, att studera detta med fokus på att främja kvinnliga företagare (Tillväxtverket 2015a). Mellan 2011–2014 tilldelades även Tillväxtverket 65 miljoner årligen av regeringen, för att fortsätta arbetet kring att främja kvinnliga företagare där uppdraget präglades av att ta fram en strategi för ett företagsfrämjande på lika villkor samt skapa tillväxt, konkurrenskraft och förnyelse genom att få fler företagande kvinnor (Tillväxtverket 2015a). Under perioden 2008–2014 har Tillväxtverket även haft ett ambassadörsprogram för att väcka intresse kring att starta företag och ambassadörerna har t.ex. besökt skolor, nätverk, företagsmässor, haft personliga möten med kvinnor som funderat på att starta företag (Tillväxtverket 2015a). Syftet med det här kapitlet är att lyfta vad som behövs för att få fler kvinnor att våga satsa, samt om det finns tillväxtpotential och vad som då krävs. I det här kapitlet kommer fyra företagande kvinnor att lyftas upp samt fem kvinnliga ambassadörer om hur de ser på att driva företag och hur de ser på sitt företag och framtiden. Förhoppningsvis kan deras berättelser sporra även andra att våga starta företag.

  • 314. Nordvall, Anders
    et al.
    Heldt, Tobias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Competition and festival failure: Societal costs and benefits related to the rise and fall of Swedish music festivals2017In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Book of abstract, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 315.
    Nordvall, Anders
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University.
    Heldt, Tobias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Understanding hallmark event failure: A case study of a Swedish music festival2017In: International Journal of Event and Festival Management, ISSN 1758-2954, E-ISSN 1758-2962, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 172-185Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    Hallmark events can be very beneficial for host communities, not least due to their potential in attracting tourists. The Peace & Love music festival was the hallmark event of the Swedish city Borlänge. In 2013, the event organization declared bankruptcy and canceled the forthcoming festival. The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss the factors that caused the failure of the 2013 Peace & Love festival.

    Design/methodology/approach

    The case of the Peace & Love festival is analyzed using three data sources: interviews with the former members of the event organization; secondary data describing the Swedish festival industry; and festival visitors’ perspectives represented by comments on social media. An organizational ecology perspective frames the analysis.

    Findings

    The results of the study reveal that the failure of the event can be understood by a combination of three components: an organization in a vulnerable position, a strong new competitor entering the Swedish festival market, and uncertain visitors searching for the new place to be.

    Originality/value

    Very few studies have researched event failure, although the subject is a recommended priority within the field of festival studies. This study presents a thorough examination of a hallmark event failure, which contributes to this area of knowledge and provides relevant information for organizations and host cities.

  • 316.
    Norelius, Isabell
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Andersson, Patricia
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Vi vill, vi kan men hur?: Att använda sig av anpassade verktyg för cheferna inom vård och omsorg för att förmedla sitt ledarskap till sina medarbetare2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Our purpose with this study is to highlight the tools that may be required for the unit managers that they should be able to convey their leadership to their employees. This is due to the employees of the municipality are not completely satisfied with the leadership of the municipality or its managers, as evidenced in the employee survey conducted in 2014 by the municipality. In the same employee survey revealed also that the sick leave among employees in the municipality can depend on leadership. Therefore we have chosen to examine a part of the municipal unit managers and how they see their own leadership, and what they can do to get their employees to feel better and prevent sickness. When the time was to examine all unit managers within the chosen municipality, was elected the health and care administration unit managers out for our own survey. The results of our survey precipitated itself so that unit managers require more time to devote themselves to its employees and administrative support necessary to facilitate the unit managers. If the unit managers will receive more time to spend with their employees, it can create strong psychological ties between them, allowing the trust from employees to the unit managers will be strengthened. When trust is strengthened dare employees turn to their unit managers to tell how they feel. By picking out the administrative tasks and instead give them to an assistant, unit managers get more time to spend with his staff and from this they could possibly get an overview of how the business works. The overview enables them to make better strategic decisions for their business and employees.

  • 317.
    Norling, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Den psykosociala arbetsmiljöns friskfaktorer: En studie i chefers syn på arbetet med att främja den psykosociala arbetsmiljön2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 318.
    Nyström Höög, Catharina
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish. Uppsala universitet.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Örebro universitet.
    Keeping the discussion among civil servants alive: 'Platform of values' as an emerging genre within the public sector in Sweden2018In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2001-7405, E-ISSN 2001-7413, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 17-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A defining feature of contemporary public authorities in Sweden is the production of texts labelled platform of values or core values. Previous research points to three main factors contributing to this development: an increased interest in ethics in the public sector, new forms of management and control, and the importance of the external promotion of public authorities. This paper focuses on the perspective of civil servants when addressing the research question: What are the most important functions of ‘platform of values’ texts? The paper draws on two types of data – a focus group of senior HR officers and a quantitative survey for civil servants. Critical Genre Analysis is presented as a methodological framework for understanding ‘value texts’ as social actions. The results show that ‘platform of values’ practices are connected to the creation of the “ethically aware” civil servant; that neither their connection to control over civil servants nor to the external promotion of the authority are directly recognised, whereas their connection to goal achievement is; and that the role of the ‘value texts’ as such has been somewhat overrated in previous research – it is the dialogue about the values that matters

  • 319.
    Olsmats, Carl
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Elbe, Jörgen
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Vem granskar granskarna?2018In: Universitetsläraren, no 19 decArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 320.
    Olsson, Sofia
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Att utvärder ett verktyg, Samtal om Att..: En studie om att kombinera medarbetarsamtal och Attraktivt Arbete2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Medarbetaren är en organisations viktigaste resurs och genom medarbetarsamtal kan

    medarbetarens olika intressen och förmågor tillvaratas. Syftet med denna studie är att i första

    hand utveckla ett verktyg utifrån modellen Attraktivt Arbete som kan ligga till grund för

    medarbetarsamtal. Vidare syftar studien till att utvärdera verktyget genom att undersöka, tolka

    och förstå intervjupersonernas upplevelser av verktyget i faktiska medarbetarsamtal.

    Modellen Attraktivt Arbete syftar till att visa på de kvalitéer som bidrar till att göra arbetet

    attraktivt för nuvarande och kommande medarbetare. Utifrån denna modell har verktyget

    ”Samtal om Att..” utvecklats och därefter utvärderats. För att uppfylla studiens syfte användes

    den kvalitativa metoden intervju, resultatet har sedan utvärderats. Utvärderingen visar att

    verktyget är bra nog för att kunna användas som grund vid medarbetarsamtal och att det

    uppfyller mål och syften

  • 321.
    Oskarsson, Sara
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Expenditure-based segmentation of anglers: and how the expenditure can be increased.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 322.
    Owusu Adomako, Claudia
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Acheampong, Henrietta
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Collaboration between Public and Private Stakeholders: A Case Study of Central Region of Ghana2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The paper examines collaboration between public and private stakeholders in the tourism industry of the central region of Ghana. Collaboration between stakeholders is seen as a huge significant contributor to the economic growth and development in the region. Central region is known for its attractions whereby numerous tourists’ visits. The aim of this paper was to understand the collaboration in the central region and the focus was on public and private stakeholders in the central region of Ghana. Therefore, semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted in order to assist the research. The findings proved that there is a purpose of collaborating as collaboration is a major key within the tourism industry according to the stakeholders. The overall research clearly give an insight of the process , benefits and challenges of collaboration in the region.

  • 323.
    Persson, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Anställningsbarheten hos nyutexaminerade ingenjörer i Indien: En kvalitativ studie hos Sandvik i Indien2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie var dels att bedöma hur Sandvik som ett svenskt

    industriföretag uppfattar nyexaminerade indiska ingenjörernas anställningsbarhet.

    Syftet var även att undersöka om Sandvik står inför specifika

    kompetensförsörjningsproblem samt ge förslag till lösningar. Studien utgick ifrån

    ett abduktivt angreppsätt och en kvalitativ metod där sju semi-strukturerade

    intervjuer med chefer, ledare och HR-personal arbetandes på Sandvik

    genomfördes. Intervjuerna genomfördes på engelska via videolänk mellan Sverige

    och Indien. Bakgrunden för studien bestod i forskning, rapporter och studier som

    bland annat visade att svenska företag och organisationer med verksamhet i Indien

    efter förflyttning av produktion och eller expansion upplevde en avsaknad av

    utbildad och kompetent arbetskraft. Resultatet visade att Sandviks eftersökta

    kompetens överensstämmer med tidigare forskning över betydelsefulla

    kompetensfaktorer för en ingenjör medan den existerade och saknade kompetensen

    hos dagens nyutexaminerade ingenjörer tydde på att de nyutexaminerade

    ingenjörerna bland annat besatt goda teoretiska kunskaper men svagare praktiska

    kunskaper. Resultatet visade att Sandvik ändock såg de nyutexaminerade

    ingenjörerna som anställningsbara och besittande av system för att överbrygga

    kompetensgapen. Resultatet tyder dock på att Sandvik i Pune, Indien främsta

    utmaning i hänsyn till kompetens som verksamheten kräver består utav de

    nyutexaminerade ingenjörernas pålitlighet och lojalitet igenom att anställda kort

    efter nyanställning avslutar sina engagemang inom Sandvik. I empirin beskrivs det

    att Sandvik ej besitter något vedertaget system för att möta denna strategiska HRfråga.

    I resultatet visas även att generisk kompetens och sociala färdigheter är av

    stor betydelse i organisationens beskrivning över relevanta kompetensfaktorer. I

    slutsatserna presenteras idéer till närmare interaktion mellan Sandvik och

    akademin samt förbättrad karriärutveckling och planering som lösningar på

    situationen. Slutsatserna avslutas med konstaterandet om att Sandvik uppfattar

    studenterna som anställningsbara men en avslutande och öppen fråga består ändå

    av hur mycket introduktion och kompetensutveckling som är skäligt för att

    fortfarande definiera en nyutexaminerad ingenjör som anställningsbar. Sedermera

    ges förslag till vidare forskning.

  • 324.
    Persson Hellman, Elin
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Swedish Outbound Gay Tourists: Travel Motivations and Risk Avoidance in Destination Choice.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are many tourism studies to be found on travel motivations, push & pull factors,destination choice and travel behaviors. There can always be a new study to improve theunderstanding of the tourism industry and the different markets. This thesis presents previousstudies and literature to explain the concept gay tourism and travel motivations on potentialtourists with focus on gay people. It also discusses the access to tourism products informationresearch and how gay tourism is marketed and the access to gay tourism products. Thepractical part of this thesis uses a qualitative method to gain a better understanding of the gaytourism market with the insight into Swedish gay couples. Ten in-depth, semi structuredinterviews with Swedish gay people living in a relationship were conducted to present howthey chose destinations and how they adapt to the anti-gay laws and attitudes that exist inseveral countries in the world. The results show that the anti-gay laws and attitudes indestinations do affect their destination choice in different levels. The opinions among theinformants concerning traveling to an anti-gay destination were diverse. This concerned thelevel of how much they could adapt to the identified risks on a destination with anti-gay lawsand attitudes. Some of the informants felt that their sexuality cannot lock their freedom totravel wherever they want, and some rather choose a country where they know for sure thatthey will be accepted and safe. These opinions depend on the level of past travel experience,knowledge about the countries’ cultures and gay laws, and how concerned they are to gayacceptance in foreign countries’. To balance those differences were a theory clarified that; theinformation to gay destinations, gay spaces and gay-friendly destinations should improveamong tour operators and destinations marketing websites, so the information about gaytourism products becomes more accessible.

  • 325.
    Perunovic, Anja
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Enges, Maja
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Psykosocial arbetsmiljö hos den mänskliga resursen: En sambandsstudie mellan prestation, motivation och stress i arbetslivet2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to treat the relationship between the factors performance, motivation and stress together with how their effect on the individual takes place in worklife. The choice of purpose is based on an observation of a knowledge gap between the factors in relationship to each other. A quantitative approach has been applied to study the relationship amongst the three factors.

    This quantitative study is based on surveys that have been answered by employees from three companies in the real estate sector in Dalarna county. To find a link pattern between the factors, a statistical analysis has been used. Based on the survey, the answers show that the different factors are preceived to influence each other amongst the respondents. Where the effect of one factor affects other factors in the working life of the individual.

    In the theoretical frame of reference relevant research has been presented in order to create an understanding of performance, motivation and stress. Previous studies and theories are used to explain the different factors as well as their relationship to each other. Research in the theoretical frame of reference is compared to the studies empirical finding in order to analyze and discuss the material as well as the knowledge gap. The conclusion is that the factors interact with each other and that performance, motivation and stress together have an influence on the working life.

  • 326.
    Petterson, Lars
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, History.
    Human Rights, Citizenship and Welfare: The Swedish Model2003In: Building a Human Rights Culture: South African and Swedish Perspectives / [ed] Karin Sporre & H Russel Botman, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2003, p. 54-76Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 327.
    Pillay, Miranda
    University of the Western Cape.
    Women in the Church: Solidarity in Suffering in the Context of HIV/AIDS2003In: Building a Human Rights Culture: South African and Swedish Perspectives / [ed] Karin Sporre & H Russel Botman, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2003, p. 142-163Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 328.
    Pourghadiri Esfahani, Mohammad
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Effect analysis of the 2008 charge increase of the nitrogen oxide on "Adoptive NOx Intensity" for Swedish pulp and paper industry2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the NOx charge increase in 2008 on the behavior of NOx emissions from pulp and paper combustion plants, which are in the fee and refund system (regulated plants) in Sweden. In order to evaluate the potential change in NOx emissions behavior, this study used Difference-in-Differences (DID) approach. This involves a ‘control group’ (unregulated plants) and a ‘treatment group’ (regulated plants). The control group consists of smaller plants which are not included in the fee and refund system. The crudest DID assumption is that the average difference in emissions would have stayed constant over time for the control group and the treatment group if the increase of the fee would not have taken place. The results suggest that the NOx charge increase has had negative effects on NOx emission efficiency ("Adoptive NOx Intensity") for some years after 2008. However the reduction in NOx emission efficiency is inconsistent for the period over 2008-13. The difference between the control group and the treatment group jumps up and down in a way that is difficult to explain by the increase of the fee in 2008. This indicates that the DID assumption for the DID estimator may not be fulfilled. It is concluded that the results given these conditions are not reliable to draw any strong conclusions about the possible effect of the increase of the fee in 2008.

  • 329.
    Pruth, Alex
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Portuguese.
    Uma Comparação Fenomenográfica das Pesquisas Científicas sobre o Ensino de Sociologia na Rede Escolar Sueca e Pública Brasileira2013In: Revista Inter-Legere, ISSN 1982-1662, no 13, p. 284-297Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents a survey of the theoretical and methodological perspectives on teacher training in the field of sociology in Brazil and social science in Sweden. The article presents a review of academic papers on the subject produced over the period 2006-2012. The focus of the analysis is the themes, theories and conclusions of master and doctoral thesis written in Swedish and Portuguese on the subject.

  • 330.
    Purcell Sjölund, Anita
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    My Name is Gary Cooper, but it is also Samoan2016In: Transcultural Identity: Constructions in a Changing World / [ed] Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Chatarina Edfeldt, Lung-Lung Hu, Herbert Jonsson, André Leblanc, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016, p. 306-325Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the Samoan culture, chiefly titles are a form of oral history and cultural knowledge.  In this chapter, I interpret the term Samoan to be a title that has its own oral history and cultural knowledge. Those who call themselves Samoan belong to this history. However, Samoan is a title which is contested and (re)defined by contemporary Samoan cultural practitioners in immigration destination countries such as New Zealand. Examples are Victor Roger’s play My Name is Gary Cooper, Oscar Kightley and Simon Small’s play Fresh Off the Boat, and Tusi Tamasese’s film The Orator (O Le Tulafale). These works subvert the Western gaze upon the Samoan as the exotic and present a cultural mirror to Samoans to reveal how they view themselves. They form a larger discussion on a transnational or meta-Samoan culture and identity that is inclusive and that reflects the urban and cosmopolitan realities of Samoans whether they are in Samoa or abroad.  

  • 331.
    Purcell Sjölund, Anita
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    My Name is Samoan2015In: Negotiating Modern Pacific Island Identities, 2015Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    In the Samoan culture, chiefly titles are a form of oral history and cultural knowledge.  In this paper, I interpret the term Samoan to be a title that has its own oral history and cultural knowledge. Those who call themselves Samoan belong to this history. However, Samoan is a title which is contested and (re)defined by contemporary Samoan cultural practitioners in immigration destination countries such as New Zealand. Examples are Victor Roger’s play My Name is Gary Cooper, Oscar Kightley and Simon Small’s play Fresh Off the Boat, and Tusi Tamasese’s film The Orator (O Le Tulafale). These works subvert the Western gaze upon the Samoan as the exotic and present a cultural mirror to Samoans to reveal how they view themselves. They form a larger discussion on a transnational or meta-Samoan culture and identity that is inclusive and that reflects the urban and cosmopolitan realities of Samoans whether they are in Samoa or abroad as seen in web networks such as the “Coconet”.

  • 332.
    Péduzzi, Laëtitia
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    The influence of online reviews on students’ traveldecision-making: The case study of Dalarna University students2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing growth of User Generated Contents and the development of online reviews definitely changed the way travellers use the information and take their travel decision. Previous studies showing a generational difference on the influence of e-reviews, the present research seeks to determine how students are influenced by online reviews in their travel decision-making. A web-based questionnaire is conducted on an international population of students at Dalarna University, in Sweden. The study results that students are in need of information that they rather find in online travel reviews. Using the bounded-rationality model of decision-making, the study shows that students are highly using online travel reviews as a heuristic in order to reduce the risk of making a wrong decision as well as to get more detailed information about their travels and increase their confidence. Different factors of influence are also explained such as level of information, perceived quantity, and source credibility.

  • 333.
    Quaas, Lisa
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Tourist Experiences and Smartphones: How Smartphone Photography Influences Tourist Gaze andPerformance2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis focuses on smartphone photography in the travel experience and researches

    changes in tourist gaze and performance. Through semi-structured in-depth interviews

    performed with a small number of cases this thesis provides insight into how smartphones are

    used in daily life and travel, especially how the smartphone camera is used. The thesis focuses

    on discussing if and how smartphone photography is influencing the tourist experience that is

    uphold by gaze and performance. It is found, that smartphone photography both has the

    ability to co-create and destroy value. Nonetheless, is it not only the medium of the

    smartphone, but the smartphone

    photographer’s attitude and interest, which contribute to the

    influence. The influence on gaze and performance is therefore discussed to be a highly

    individual matter.

  • 334.
    Rabcevskis, Roberts
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Antonuks, Pavels
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Strategic Posting on Facebook: Social Media Marketing Strategies Used by National Tourism Organizations2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Tourism organizations are unaware of social media’s full potential and a relatively small number

    are in the active process of learning and discovering the possibilities stemmed in this field. This

    paper aims to explore the usage of Facebook as a marketing tool by Scandinavian National

    Tourism Organizations (NTOs) through examining the content qualities of the posts on their

    Facebook Timelines. The research is exploratory in nature aiming to identify the social media

    marketing strategies pursued by NTOs. This paper applies a comparative study with quantitative

    research method, by conducting a content analysis of NTOs’ Facebook Timelines. As we have

    discovered, each of the selected NTOs significantly differs in terms of pursued strategies and

    techniques. Based on the overall performance of NTOs on Facebook, authors were able to

    recognize the most distinctive characteristics and behaviour associated with each of the

    organizations.

  • 335.
    Rahman, Md Rezaur
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Joy, Frank
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Estimation of the causal effect of hospital outlier on patient outcomes: A case study of the hospital and patient care units inDalarna County, Sweden2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An outlier patient is a medical or surgical patient who cannot get admitted to the designated ward or care unit due to the lack of bed occupancy or human resources, and the hospital transfers the patient to another ward or care unit. This study aims to compare and evaluate the outcome of being an outlier patient with a non-outlier patient. Region Dalarna (Lanstinget Dalarna) in Sweden provided data of two hospitals with 158734 cases for the years from 2014 to 2017. This observational casecontrol study used three types of matching techniques to create balanced data sets. Multivariate analysis with logistic regression was used to analyze the outcome of patients regarding mortality rate and unplanned readmission rate. Multiple linear regression was used to perform outcome analysis for the hospital length of stay of the outlier patients. Fisher’s exact test was used to evaluate the significance of mortality rate and unplanned readmission in 30 days. For the patient’s length of stay, the study used two independent t-test. Medical outlier patients did not get affected regarding unplanned readmission. In case of mortality, two of our matched datasets showed outlier patients did not have different mortality rate than non-outlier patients; only one matched dataset showed significance for mortality in case of outlier patients compared to the non-outlier patients. However, outlier patients had a significantly shorter duration of hospital stay than non-outlier patients in all three matched dataset.

  • 336.
    Rahman, Naseef
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    International Students’ Perception of Risk and Safety when Travelling: Case Study on students of Dalarna University, Borlange, Sweden2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    International students are becoming a more and more attractive group for tourism agencies, and for those responsible for regional development, some study is warranted to explore how one may effectively recognize their preferences, wants, needs, and constraints to draw their attention towards the destination or to experience tourism firm’s offerings specially in this research about their perception about risk, safety and security during their travelling. Perception of risk, safety and security of a tourist destination may create a broader platform of preferences, and associated constraints. Perceived risk is defined as a consumer’s perception of the overall negativity of a course of action based upon an assessment of the possible negative outcomes and the likelihood that those outcomes will occur. Tourism, exclusively international tourism, is highly delicate to safety and security issues. It is one of the enterprise most exposed to changes in the world stage that may produce alteration in tourist behavior. A clearer perceptive of the traveler’s decision-making process and the role of intervening variables are compulsory, notably respecting travel inhibitors, such as risk perception, to assist develop enhanced destination development or recovery strategies. Constructing conditions for tourists to feel safe before and during the trip may be demanding to the success of a destination competing internationally.

    The current study attempts to fill a gap by exploring risk perceptions of individual international students who engaged in tourism and try to explore the concerned safety measure among them.

    The findings revealed that the most common risk perception and endeavors were transportation, fraudulent behavior of locals towards tourists, losing valuables, health issues and sexual harassment. However, the international students with experience with travelling themselves gave the safety and security precautions needed to minimize these risks. The safety and security features involve avoiding informal sectors, taking care of personal belongings, being always cautious about the situation happening around, educating themselves about the destination they are visiting, proper health care and proper authority to report any mishaps. After this research it could be understood that international student tourist is concerned about their safety and they would improve the situation of risk they perceive if given the chance to.

  • 337.
    Rajasekaran, Prabakaran
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    A statistical data analysis approach to Energy Data: A Case Study in Building Performance Analysis of Thermal Energy Loss2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The usage of energy in buildings is higher in Sweden’s cold climate, most buildings consume

    significant energy to heat buildings during the winter and cool the buildings during the summer, using

    the district heat and electricity. The building energy loss is the difference between indoor and outdoor

    temperatures. When the temperature difference is higher during the heating season (winter), there is

    a need to balance the indoor temperature. More power supply is needed to warm the indoor area. In

    order to find which factor has a significant impact on the building, heat loss and gain can be used as

    variables in the multiple linear regression model to analyze the building energy performance. In order

    to build the multiple – linear regression model which is used, the measured parameters for the building

    and some of the data should be calculated, such as solar heat gain through windows from the (North,

    East, West &South) building. The heat loss to the ground is based on constructed material, the thermal

    conductivity of the material, indoor and outdoor temperature, and steady state ground heat transfer

    coefficient. After building the model, an analysis of the fit model test is needed, to investigate if the

    coefficients are properly estimated. Based on this analysis, we can see the comparison between

    renovated building and non renovated building significant impact of the energy consumption for

    given the energy and financial investment.

  • 338.
    Raza, Mohsin
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Clustering and classification of building structures and their construction years with respect to monthly electricity consumption: An Initial Case Study of Tunabyggen AB Borlänge2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In urban planning and city energy management, building structure and construction years may differ, which often leads to different electricity consumption. Systematic approaches for classifying buildings according to their energy performance may help urban management make sustainable decisions. The aim of this research is to study monthly electricity consumption of different buildings located at different areas of Tunabyggen AB in Borlänge municipality and extract those buildings structures that have similar features in terms of monthly electricity. This research also studied different categories of building structures and their construction years.   Monthly electricity data is collected in kWh of the year 2018 from Tunabyggen AB in Borlänge. Based on the electricity consumption patterns, dimension reduction is used for implementing clustering analysis due to the feature of the data. Buildings consuming highest and lowest electricity were extracted. Analysis is made on different categories of building structures.   The results show that a multi-family house built in 1950s and 1970s are the most representative building structure that consume lowest electricity.  On the other hand, apartment buildings from 1905s to 1970s are the most common buildings and could indicate high electricity consumption. However, the cluster with highest electricity consumption does not have too much observations and each individual feature needs to be examined in the future.

  • 339.
    Rosén, Gunnar
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Andersson, Ing-Marie
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Utvecklingen inom exponeringsbedömning av kemiska arbetsmiljörisker: Historiskt och framåtblickande2019In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 68-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I Sverige uppskattas kostnaden för olycksfall och ohälsa orsakat av arbetet till en årlig kostnad på 164 miljarder kronor. Arbetsmiljöverkets föreskrifter om kemiska arbetsmiljörisker ställer höga krav på hur kemiska ämnen hanteras och att riskbedömningar ska genomföras. Tillgängliga resurser för att genomföra exponeringsbedömningar av kemiska ämnen är idag mycket begränsad. Skillnaden mellan hur riskbedömningar ska gå till enligt regelverket och hur det utförs i praktiken är stor, bland annat beroende på att krav inte alltid ställs från myndigheten. Att använda exponeringsmodeller enligt Arbetsmiljöverkets och Europeiska Kemikaliemyndighetens rekommendationer är ett kostnadseffektivt alternativ. Drivkraften för att så ska ske tycks vara svag i Sverige jämfört med andra länder i Europa.

  • 340.
    Rosén, Jenny
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work. Örebro universitet, Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap.
    Welcome to the most equal country in the world!Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 341.
    Rydell, Alexis
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Identitet och förlusten av arbetet: En studie av anställdas upplevelser och bearbetningsprocesser vid en produktionsnedläggning2012Report (Other academic)
  • 342.
    Rydell, Alexis
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Partnership in turbulent times: a comparative analysis2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The context of radical company restructurings i.e. downsizing and/or plant closures is extreme for employees who are facing unemployment, and consequently, makes partnership between management and employee representatives more difficult, compared to when the company is operating normally. However, before the decision on downsizing and/or closure emerges two ideal typical partnership approaches can be identified; “early coordination” or “formal negotiation”. The paper addresses two extreme cases, from the manufacturing sector in Sweden, mirroring the ideal types in closedowns. Formal negotiation usually trigger rapid closedown patterns due to the top management decision. In cases when “early coordination” is adopted there are increased possibilities to mitigate the negative consequences and ease the pain caused to labor.  From a partnership perspective the central issue is how redundancies are handled and agreed upon (Dietz, 2004). We argue that “early coordination” during the restructuring facilitates proactive HRM strategies that focus on reconnecting employees to new employment on the local labor market. Coordination of actions means that management and employee representatives agree upon a closedown strategy in an early stage. Management need to seriously adopt social responsible approach where employees are considered as a primarily stakeholder in the process of closure. Employee representatives, on the other hand, need to accept flexibility measures in order to create a smooth restructuring.

    The result shows that the case with coordinated actions resulted in long advance notice, education, training, job search etc. It also resulted in a domestically “nearsourcing” of subcontractor, which resulted in that 83 percent of the permanent employees got a solution in the new operations that were ‘nearsourced’ or new jobs at the local labor market. Whilst the other case resulted in internationally “oursourcing” of production which in turn resulted in that only a few of the displaced workers where reconnected to new employment on the local labor market (approximately 20 %). Thus, in the latter case the outcome resulted in higher unemployment rate for the workforce, compared to the case with early coordination. The comparative analysis also revealed different patterns in the course of restructuring, such as resistance to change.

  • 343.
    Rydell, Alexis
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science. Karlstads universitet.
    Partsrelationer vid nedläggningar av produktionsenheter2015Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 344.
    Rydell, Alexis
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Partssamverkan i nedläggningsprocesser2015In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 39-53Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 345.
    Rydell, Alexis
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Partssamverkan i omstruktureringar: en jämförelse analys mellan två idealtypiska mönster2013Report (Other academic)
  • 346.
    Rydell, Alexis
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Andersson, Ing-Marie
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Bernsand, Carl-Olof
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Rosén, Gunnar
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Work environment investments: Critical elements for success in optimizing occupational health and safety effects2019In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 64, no 1, p. 107-116Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: A considerable amount of money is invested annually in workplaces to promote creative, comfortable and safe work environments. The processes and effects of these investments are however not sufficiently studied.

    OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to examine work environment investment processes and identify organizational critical elements for optimizing investment in terms of occupational health and safety effects for employees.

    METHODS: Twelve case studies were conducted in different sectors. The data was collected through interviews, by studying available documents, and, in several cases, observations and measurement of hazards by means of the PIMEX-method. 

    RESULTS: The empirical results yielded seven different critical elements for work environment investment processes. The critical elements identified were: identifying the need, risk assessment, involvement of staff, consultation with OHS expertise, procurement and delivery, implementation and training of workers, and evaluation.

    CONCLUSIONS: The critical elements have wide similarities with steps outlined in Swedish Work Environment Management processes, and ideas described in the Plan-Do-Act-Check model. If organizations follow this process, they are provided with improved possibilities for maximizing invested money for a safer working environment.

  • 347.
    Rydell, Alexis
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Andersson, Ing-Marie
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Hedlund, Ann
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Change in Managers’ Conceptions of Human Resources in Organisations: Outcomes of an Intervention2014In: International Journal of Business and Management, ISSN 1833-3850, E-ISSN 1833-8119, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 168-179Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Managers’ conceptions of the importance of human resources are essential for creating ‘attractive workplaces’. This paper examines an intervention method aimed at creating insight among managers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) concerning the potential of human resources. The intervention method is called Focus Group Attractive Work (FGAW) and was conducted at eight enterprises in Sweden. Based on the analysis, it is concluded that the intervention method seems to be thought-provoking and to facilitate changes in managers’ conceptions of the importance of human resources, albeit to different degrees. 

  • 348.
    Rydell, Alexis
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Wigblad, Rune
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Company-level flexicurity during the restructuring process: a model2011In: Transfer - European Review of Labour and Research, ISSN 1024-2589, E-ISSN 1996-7284, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 547-562Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on the analysis of and suggestions for improving company-level flexicurity during the restructuring process, based on a best-practice case in Sweden. The parties involved in the restructuring process created company-level flexicurity through strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) in exchange for increased numerical flexibility by means of temporary employ- ees. The high numerical flexibility was possible because the trade unions saw that top management was committed to strategic socially responsible behaviour in the restructuring process. Our pro- posal concerns the dissemination of a model for company-level flexicurity during the restructuring process which promotes: (1) improved strategic CSR in the restructuring process, (2) improved transition to new employment in the local labour market and (3) improved flexibility, which creates increased efficiency, competitiveness and rapid payback in the course of restructuring.

  • 349.
    Rydell, Alexis
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Wigblad, Rune
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Towards Integration of Ethics, HRM and Strategic Management in Closedowns2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 350.
    Rönnegård, Lars
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    The evolution of peer-reviewed papers.2019In: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, ISSN 0931-2668, E-ISSN 1439-0388, Vol. 136, no 2, p. 77-78Article in journal (Other academic)
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