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  • 301.
    Hedlund, Ann
    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.
    Fällstrand Larsson, Nina
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Stark, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Studenters, anställdas och företags syn på arbete: En pilotstudie av Turism/Besöksnäring, Material, Energi & Miljö samt IT & Media2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport redovisar resultaten från ett pilotprojekt om studenters, anställdas och företagsrepresentanters syn på arbete. Rapporten dokumenterar insamlad data, redovisar genomförda inledande analyser, samt ger förslag till fortsatt forskning och samverkan. Syftet med studien är ökad kunskap om synen på arbete inom profilområdena Turism/Besöksnäring, Material, Energi & Miljö samt IT & Media. Därtill förväntas diskussioner kring resultatens användbarhet kunna ge underlag för utvecklingsprojekt för ökad attraktivitet.

    Studien har genomförts i form av fallstudier på fem företag inom respektive profilområde i Dalarna. Därtill har en enkätundersökning genomförts bland studenter vid Högskolan Dalarna inom motsvarande utbildningsområden på 21 olika utbildningsprogram. Statistiska beräkningar och begreppsanalyser har genomförts på insamlat material.

    I rapporten redovisas studenters, anställdas och företagsrepresentanters syn på arbete fördelat på de olika profilområdena. Därtill görs jämförelser mellan de olika grupperna.

    Slutsatser från studien är:

    • Studenter ser arbete inom deras utbildningsområde som i hög grad attraktiva.
    • Anställdas syn på vad som är viktigt för att göra ett arbete attraktivt är likartad oavsett profilområde, där relationer och ledarskap är viktigast.
    • Nuvarande arbete anses som attraktivast av anställda inom Turism/Besöksnäring, därefter kommer Energi & Miljö följt av IT & Media och Material.
    • Erfarenhet och kompetens gör arbetskraften attraktiv enligt arbetsgivarrepresentanter, även personliga egenskaper är av betydelse.
    • Studenter ser arbete som viktigare än vad anställda gör.
    • För samtliga profilområden finns skillnader mellan vad studenter förväntar sig att arbetet innehåller och vad anställda upplever att arbetet innebär.
    • Sammantaget tycker studenter att arbete inom respektive utbildningsområde är attraktivare än vad anställda tycker om nuvarande arbete.

    Baserat på erfarenheter från denna pilotstudie ges följande förslag på idéer till fortsatt forskning och samverkan. En studie som i sin omfattning är representativ för de olika profilområdena för att stärka pilotstudiens resultat och indikationer. Utifrån behov göra olika analyser på den empiri som är tillgänglig från denna studie. Ett projekt som följer studenter ut i arbetslivet. Samarbetsprojekt mellan forskare, lärare och företag i syfte att förbättra förutsättningarna för ökad samstämmighet mellan utbildning och arbete. Skapa utbildningstillfällen på temana ledarskap och relationer.

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  • 302.
    Hedlund, Ann
    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.
    Rosén, Gunnar
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Implementation of Video Monitoring In Aluminium Industry2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim was to evaluate results and experiences from development of new technology, a training program and implementation of strategies for the use of a video exposure monitoring method, PIMEX.

    Starting point of this study is an increased incidence of asthma among workers in the aluminium industry. Exposure peaks of fumes are supposed to play an important role. PIMEX makes it possible to link used work practice, use of control technology, and so forth to peaks. Nine companies participated in the project, which was divided into three parts, development of PIMEX technology, production of training material, and training in use of equipment and related strategies.

    The use of the video exposure monitoring method PIMEX offers prerequisites supporting workers participation in safety activities. The experiences from the project reveal the importance of good timing of primary training, technology development, technical support, and follow up training. In spite of a delay of delivery of the new technology, representatives from the participating companies declared that the experiences showed that PIMEX gave an important contribution for effective control of hazards in the companies. Eight out of nine smelters used the PIMEX method as a part of a strategy for control of workers exposure to fumes in potrooms. Possibilities to conduct effective control measures were identified.

    This article describes experiences from implementation of a, for this branch, new method supporting workers participation for workplace improvements.

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  • 303.
    Hedlund, Ann
    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.
    Rosén, Gunnar
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Är dagens arbeten attraktiva?: Värderingar hos 1440 anställda2010In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, E-ISSN 2002-343X, no 4, p. 31-43Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Utifrån problematiken med att rekrytera kompetent arbetskraft är det intressant att studera vad som gör arbeten attraktiva. Här presenteras de första resultaten av vad anställda från några arbetsplatser tycker om arbete med utgångspunkt i modellen av Attraktivt Arbete. Både vad som är viktigt för att ett arbete ska vara attraktivt och synen på nuvarande arbeten redovisas. Hur viktigt är det att vara förtrogen med sitt arbete? Hur viktiga är arbetskamraterna?

  • 304.
    Hedlund, Ann
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Gummesson, Karl
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Rydell, Alexis
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Andersson, Ing-Marie
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Safety motivation at work: evaluation of changes from six interventions2016In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, E-ISSN 1879-1042, Vol. 82, p. 155-163Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Unsafe work environments can be both unhealthy for employees and costly for organizations. Safety motivation is essential to enhancing safety behaviors among employees. The objective is to evaluate whether six different interventions including safety training increase safety motivation. A validated questionnaire was used at two metal companies, two municipal agencies, one paper mill, and one plastic company. Statistical tests were used to compare the results at the factorial and item levels. In three cases, safety motivation changed significantly at the factorial level. There was a significant difference in each intervention at the item level. The outcomes indicate that the degree of participation, the number of occasions, the primary target group, and the decision maker of the intervention affect safety motivation.

  • 305.
    Hedlund, Camilla
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Sahlander, Helena
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Etableringslotsens roll i Borlänge2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 306.
    Hedlund, Maria
    Prifloat AB.
    Studentenkät 2014: Dagens och morgondagens studenter vid Högskolan Dalarna2015Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 307.
    Hedlöf, Oscar
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Edvardsson, Filip
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Medarbetares upplevelser av attraktivt arbete inomen kommunal hemtjänstverksamhet2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish elderly care stands before vast employee related challenges in a future with an aging population that will require welfare. By studying what makes working in elder care attractive and what can be done to strengthen its’ attractiveness, tools can be made to attract employees to the occupation and thereby secure the future needs. This qualitative study has investigated employees' experiences of attractive work in a municipal home care service. Through two focus groups based on a model for attractive work, six employees' experiences of what makes their work attractive in a municipal home care organization have been identified. The results show these are social contact and relationships with colleagues, helping others, having varied tasks and care recipients, present and understanding leadership, and problem-solving in work. Improvement points such as increased salaries, more flexible schedules, raising the status of the home care profession, improving employees' ability to show appreciation for each other, and expanding employees' autonomy in their work have also been identified as ways to enhance the attractiveness of the work according to respondents. The study was inspired by hermeneutic-oriented empirical phenomenology, where respondents' experiences of the phenomenon of attractive work are central, but pre-understanding is used to gain a deeper understanding of these experiences and put them in a broader context. Using the model for attractive work, respondents' experiences have been compared to the model and previous research in the field, where similarities and differences have been identified and discussed.

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  • 308.
    Heindl, Laura
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Nature-Based Leisure Opportunities for International Students in Dalarna: Motivation to Study Abroad and Well-being2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis investigates the influence of nature-based leisure opportunities on the well-being of international students, and on their motivation to study in Dalarna in connection with identifying the main motivational factor. A quantitative approach was applied, in form of a web-based questionnaire as data collection instrument. The sample of 107 respondents was collected among the current international students from Dalarna University who were on location in Dalarna. The literature review defines first the term nature and nature-based leisure opportunities in Dalarna, followed by the motivational factors of international students to study abroad with the corresponding ‘Push and Pull’ model. Based on the concept about the influence of the time spent in nature on the well-being of international students, one hypothesis came to be which was tested with inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics were applied to describe the sample characteristics and the motivation factors to study abroad. The results indicate that the main motivational factors for international students to study in Dalarna are the study programmes at Dalarna University and the Swedish Culture. Additionally, play nature-based leisure opportunities, such as natural attractions and outdoor activities an important role to study abroad. Moreover, the results suggest that there is no statistical significance, and therefore no relationship between the time spent in nature and the international students’ well-being. The thesis contributes with substantial insights to the expansion of knowledge on the study area of nature-based leisure opportunities for international students, the recruitment of students at Dalarna University, and indicates on which aspects further research is needed.

  • 309.
    Heldt Cassel, Susanna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Human Geography.
    Duncan, Tara
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Tourism Studies.
    Thulemark, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Human Geography.
    Hosts, Hospitality workers and Sex Trafficking in the Platform Economy2021Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 310.
    Heldt Cassel, Susanna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.
    Hay Walters, Nicole
    School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Business and Management,.
    Still a white paradise?: Photographic representations of Jamaica as a tourism destination2016In: Tourism, Culture & Communication, ISSN 1098-304X, E-ISSN 1943-4146, Vol. 16, no 1/2, p. 59-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Visual images, from travel brochures and television commercials to internet advertisements, represent a powerful element of tourist destination marketing. This article seeks to understand how destination marketing represents people and places through visual images while examining the role of tourism discourse in the construction of cultural meanings and identity. Using Jamaica as a case study, the researchers explore the issue of contemporary touristic images. A combination of content and discourse analysis was used to examine images included in printed marketing materials and on the DMO’s website drawing upon postcolonial theory as a critical and contextual perspective that provides an interpretation of the meanings that are conveyed by these representations. The main findings indicate that decades after the end of colonialism in Jamaica, marketers perpetuate the presentation of paradisal destination images using visual representations. It is argued that colonial tropes and practices of “Othering” remain fundamental to the meaning and rationale of seeing Jamaica and the travel experience. However, this study also identified strategies that could be further explored in an effort to counteract colonial discourse, as the use of culture and local folkways opens up avenues for the (re)evaluation and (re)representation of Jamaica and the holiday experience

  • 311.
    Heldt Cassel, Susanna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.
    Macuchova, Zuzana
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.
    Rudholm, Niklas
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Rydell, Alexis
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Willingness to commute long distance among job seekers in Dalarna, Sweden2013In: Journal of Transport Geography, ISSN 0966-6923, E-ISSN 1873-1236, Vol. 28, p. 49-55Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous studies on commuting behavior and willingness towards commuting have analyzed individuals who are active in the workforce and have largely focused on larger metropolitan regions. This paper presents results from a survey of unemployed job seekers in the county of Dalarna, Sweden and analyzes the differences in willingness towards long-distance commuting between individuals with different socio-economic situations and experiences of unemployment. The analysis is conducted through a linear probability model complemented with a logistic regression model. Conclusions are drawn on the socio-economic factors that influence the probability of an individual’s willingness to commute longer than 40 minutes. The analysis also takes interaction between different factors into account. The study concludes that the factors influencing the willingness to commute are gender, level of education, and the presence of children in the household. Furthermore, the interactions between age and length of unemployment, age and educational level, and age and gender are shown to be significant in the willingness to commute long distances.

  • 312.
    Heldt Cassel, Susanna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Human Geography.
    Stenbacka, Susanne
    Uppsala universitet.
    Materiality, mobility and practices of hospitality and care: Coping with (un)voluntary visitors in rural Sweden2023In: Enabling Sustainable Visits / [ed] Mattias Cöster, Sabine Gebert Persson & Owe Ronström, Visby: Uppsala universitet, 2023, p. 175-202Chapter in book (Refereed)
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  • 313.
    Heldt, Tobias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Economic impact analysis of a horse event: Landsmót 2016 - The National Icelandic Horse Competition2018In: Human-horse relationships in work and play: Interspecies encounters in business, tourism and beyond, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding the demand and the economic impact for an event is crucial knowledge not only for the event managers and host organization but also for public planners of the region where the event takes place.

    The present study measures the direct economic spending of visitors to the event Landsmot Hestamanna, The National Icelandic horse competition, which hosted in Hólar in mid June2016. The study is based on data from 404 respondents answering an on-site survey within the event arena. The key variables for the LM economic impact analysis consist of total number of visitors divided by visitor type and the average spending of the different types.

    Following the recommended approach by Sun et al. (2010) segmenting visitors by loding type the preliminary findings indicate a total for the Economic impact of Landsmót 2016 to 159,7 MISK. However, there are uncertainties regarding total number of visitors to the event as well as the division of visitors in lodging type. Moreover, the study finds that international tourists spend on average approximately 30 percentages more compared to national visitors.

  • 314.
    Heldt, Tobias
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Tourism Studies.
    Economic Impact Analysis of Events: Landsmót 20162021In: Humans, Horses and Events Management / [ed] Kate Dashper, Guðrún Helgadóttir and Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir, Abingdon: CABI Publishing, 2021, p. 1-11Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter aims to explain some of the basic principles and practices of economic impact analysis (EIA) of events, with particular focus on smaller size special events, and how results from an EIA are used in practice for decision making at various stakeholder levels. Data collected on site from 404 visitors to the special event Landsmót 2016 - the National Championship of the Icelandic horse - and the analysis of the event’s economic impact are used as an illustrative case. Starting with a review of the traditional approach to EIA, followed by a thorough description of the case, including details of data collection and descriptive statistics, the chapter ends by putting the results in policy relevant contexts for different types of stakeholders.

  • 315.
    Heldt, Tobias
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Tourism Studies.
    Alnyme, Omar
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Tourism Studies.
    Brandt, Daniel
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Human Geography.
    MIRANDA 1.0: Ett beslutsstöd för hållbart turismresande och infrastrukturplanering2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport presenterar en sammanfattning av resultat från projektet Mikrobaserade beslutsstöd för hållbart turismresande och infrastruktur-planering (Miranda). Utgångspunkten har varit de oklarheter och de svårigheter som finns i att uppskatta turismen och besöksnäringens storlek och struktur på regional nivå.

    Mirandaverktyget är ett mikrobaserat beslutsstödsystem för hållbar turism- och infrastrukturplanering som består av två delar, dels en teknisk plattform där flera datakällor som beskriver turismvolymer sammanförs för att kunna beräkna och presentera turismens ekonomiska effekter, dels en processmetodik för hur datakällorna samlas in och vilka aktörer i planeringssystemet som behöver samverka.

    Syftet med texten är att ge en lättillgänglig beskrivning av vad Mirandaverktyget gör, vilka aktörer som kan använda det och hur den nya kunskap som Mirandaverktyget producerar kan användas i praktiken.

    Sammanfattningsvis konstateras i rapporten att Mirandaverktyget i dagsläget är på dess första nivå av utveckling och att det redan nu är möjligt med ett antal analyser såsom:

    ·  en geografisk analys av turismens intressepunkter för en valfri destination/testområde i Sverige

    ·  en presentation av företag och dess ekonomi för ett urval av turistnäringens SNIs

    ·  uppskattningar av turismens volymer för ett valfritt studieområde

    ·  beskrivning av turistnäringens storlek och struktur från producentsidan och konsumentsidan

    ·  beskriva ekonomiska effekter av besöksnäringen och enskilda evenemang

    ·  initiera processer för samverkan mellan såväl privata aktörer som olika offentliga nivåer för turism-och infrastrukturplanering

    Framtida utvecklingsbehov för Mirandaverktyget ligger främst inom datakvalitétsförbättringar, kalibrering av indata, visualisering och dashboard samt särskild utveckling av vissa delar (fartkameradelen samt en för scenariobyggande).

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  • 316.
    Heldt, Tobias
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Klerby, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Peace, love and well-being: Volunteering at the Peace & Love festival in Borlänge, Sweden2014In: Event Volunteering: International Perspectives on the Volunteering Experience at Events / [ed] Smith, K. A., Lockstone-Binney, L., Holmes, K. and Baum, T., Routledge, 2014Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on research on how volunteering contributes to people’s subjective well‐being, this study uses the case of the Peace & Love festival in Borlänge, Sweden, the largest music and societal cohesion city festival in Sweden, to suggest an individual, organizational, and societal cost-benefit model, including intangible values such as subjective well-being and social capital. Previous studies on the festival’s audience correlated an individual’s subjective well‐being and their voluntary engagements. Does this relationship hold for the volunteers?

     

    The festival calls for about 6,000 volunteers. Their contribution, in traditional economic terms, is about SEK 18 million (€2.1 million), corresponding to about 20 percent of the festival’s net turnover. Volunteers seem to be necessary to make ends meet financially. Volunteer motives, ranging from rational choice to pure altruism, are addressed. For a teenager, the weekly pass is quite expensive: as a result, some people only volunteer to get festival access. Such participants usually require more supervision than altruistic volunteers. However, the societal return may be large for this group considering the amount of young, first-time volunteers introduced to civil engagement. The festival volunteers report an average subjective well-being of 8.2 compared to the festival visitors averaging 7.6 on a scale 0–10, where 10 is the maximum, implying positive effects on the intangible values.

  • 317.
    Heldt, Tobias
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Macuchova, Zuzana
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Alnyme, Omar
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    National and regional economic effects of the horse industry in Sweden Estimations from a BI-model for 2016: Estimations from a BI-model for 20162018In: Human-horse relationships in work and play: Interspecies encounters inbusiness, tourism and beyond, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the first results from a newly developed BI (business intelligence) model for the Swedish horse industry. Compared to previous studies of the impact from the horse industry we are able to present both figures for the national level as well as a decomposition to regional levels.

    The size of the horse industry in Sweden for 2016, is measured departing from the expenditure approach, i.e. summing the final use of horse related goods and services. One implication of the approach is that results are comparable with overall GDP figures for a country and with other subsectors of an economy, e.g. the tourism industry or the car producing industry. The model has two main inputs. Firstly, estimates of the geographical position of all Sweden’s 355.500 horses of different type and use, based on JBVs statistics and postal codes from horse associations. Secondly, estimates of the horse owner’s consumption pattern related to their leisure or professional use. Other horse related activities like riding schools, education, race tracks, betting etc. is treated separately, measured and added to the overall calculation.

    The preliminary results indicate that the horse industry in Sweden amounts to somewhere in the interval of 26-32 Billion SEK corresponding to approximately 0,5-0,6 percentage of Swedish GDP. Looking at regional variations, the region of Skåne has most horses and consistently also the region with largest share of the horse industry.

  • 318.
    Heldt, Tobias
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
    Robertson, Kerstin
    VTI.
    Wikberg, Åsa
    VTI.
    Hållbara turistresor: En fallstudie av destinationerna Kiruna, Åre, Sälen och Vimmerby2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In conjunction with development of destinations and transport systems, tourist demands andrequirements are essential in determining measures and changes that may lead to more sustainabletravel. Different options for travel to and from destinations are of great importance, but also thegeographical accessibility to various visit points within destinations. Good accessibility within adestination without a private car may also influence the modal choice for the trip to and from thedestination.This study analysed the requirements of different categories of tourists for transport, their travelpatterns and their preferences regarding travel to, from and within four Swedish destinations: Kiruna,Åre, Sälen and Vimmerby. The aim was to develop knowledge about factors that may affect thesustainability of tourist travel. The empirical material for the analysis was collected throughquestionnaires distributed to visitors on-site in the destinations.The results show that tourism differs and has different economic potential for different destinations.Both travel patterns (such as mode choice) and economic power (measured as guest nightconsumption) are highly variable between different categories of tourists, destinations and seasons.A key conclusion from the study is that tourists want access to many different visit points withindestinations. The physical structure of destinations, i.e. the location of accommodation and visitpoints, has great significance for the accessibility and need for travel within destinations. The physicalstructure of the destination and the availability of alternative modes of transport are therefore bothimportant for increasing the sustainability of tourist travel. This means that knowledge about thegeographical accessibility for tourists is important for planning and development of sustainabledestinations and tourist travel, as is knowledge about tourists’ behaviour and preferences.

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  • 319.
    Heldt, Tobias
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Tourism Studies.
    Sabah Al-Musleh, Azhar
    Investigating equine daily spending and use values: Competition vs. leisure2021In: Equine Cultures in Transition 2021: Past, Present and Future Challenges, Uppsala, 2021Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The recently developed socio-economic model for the horse industry in Sweden (https://hastnaringen-i-siffror.se/) estimates the turnover of the horse industry to 31,3 Billion SEK for 2016 (Heldt et.al 2018). The model enables an estimation of the impact for the national level as well as a decomposition to regional levels. Current data in the model is based on fairly crude estimates of average spending on horse-related goods and services, (e.g. boarding, veterinary services and horse equipment). 

    The purpose of this paper is to estimate daily spending and daily use values a horse owner spend and place on their horse depending on relationship. Data for the study was collected using a social media survey carried out during 2020/2021 inspired by citizen science in cooperation with the Swedish Equestrian Federation. The paper estimate spending patterns on various horse-related goods and services as well as daily use values, i.e. the value a horse owner places on the daily use of their horse for its intended purpose, which could be for pleasure riding, horse showing, or competition. 

    The preliminary results indicate that there is a huge difference in spending depending on relationship to the horse as well as noticeable regional differences in spending and use values. The results from this study can be used to extend the socio-economic model for the Swedish horse industry as well as inform service providers on values and willingness to pay related to horse-related goods and services.

  • 320.
    Heldt, Tobias
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Tourism Studies.
    Tydén, Thomas
    Waleghwa, Beatrice
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Tourism Studies.
    Brandt, Daniel
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Human Geography.
    Planning for mobility and accessibility in rural touristic areas: A report on the Swedish case in InterReg MARA project2021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This report summarizes activities within the overarching InterReg project MARA – Mobility and Accessibility in Rural areas, by the two Swedish partners Swedish Transport Authority ( henceforth, Trafikverket) and Dalarna University. The overall purpose of the InterReg project was to improve the accessibility and mobility in touristic remote areas of the Baltic Sea Region by increasing the capacity of transport actors. The Swedish case in the MARA consisted of two parts: one looked to improve integrated mobility planning for the boarder region Sälen in Sweden and Trysil in Norway, and the other sought to develop GIS based maps to assist in transport planning. 

    The first part, the processes related to the Trafikverket planning method, Strategic Choice of Measures (SCM), was studied with the help of previous R&D and own interviews. The SCM is looked into from different perspectives, such as gender, regional development, financing, cultural clashes, and chain of command, thus identifying problems in the process and discussing countermeasures, all using the Sälen and Åre as specific case areas. 

    The second part highlighted mobility demand analysis using survey data collected on-site in Sälenfjällen, 2020 as well as mobility GAP analysis using a newly developed tool D.U.GIS for the Sälen case area. Furthermore, an innovative use of Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) was included as part of the on-site survey as a test on the methods ability to collect data that could improve the early-stage planning processes of Trafikverket’s SCM method.

    There are three key findings from the Swedish activities in the MARA-project. First, the maps produced by D.U.GIS can be used as analytical support in the planning process to better visualize a current mobility situation and mobility GAPs. Second, the piloting of PPGIS to improve on early-stage planning process showed potential, especially for pointing out gender differences. However, the study was conducted using a small sample and further research is needed to fully assess its potential. Third, the study of SCM identified problems in the process and discussed important issues such as early interplay between stakeholders, flexible way of working together, and continuity of the process. The study also highlighted perspectives on knowledge and competence development.

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  • 321.
    Hell, Cecilia
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Roos, Klara
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Att främja ett ackomodativt lärande utifrån ettandragogiskt perspektiv: I en offentlig organisation2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An experience of limited knowledge regarding adult individuals’ road to knowledge was thepremise for this study. Today’s educations are often based on lectures, which above all leadsto assimilative learning, in other words superficial learning where the individual lacks anunderstanding of the knowledge. Pedagogy is a concept that, to a wide extent, is used whenlearning is the goal, no matter who is learning. A curriculum based on pedagogy, however,aims to teach children, and can often be found inappropriate when teaching adults. Andragogyis the concept of adult learning, based on the idea that adults are independent individuals, whothemselves need to take the step towards learning something new. The andragogy modelpresents the conditions required when an adult individual is to retain new knowledge on adeeper lever –achieve full comprehension. This level of learning is called accommodativelearning.The purpose of this examination was to establish, whether the process-managers of theManagement-program at Landstinget Dalarna based their leadership and curriculum onandragogy, in order to appropriate an accommodative learning within Landstinget Dalarna’sManagement-program, or not.This was a deductive case study, in which the qualitative method of observation was used tocollect data. The process-managers of the Management-program were observed and filmedwith a video camera during one of the four parts of an introductory level course.Two areas that have been examined theoretically are leadership and curriculum, as they areassumed to influence learning in adults both collectively and individually. The processmanagerstook, to a wide extent, each adult individual’s needs into consideration, inaccordance with the andragogy model. They promoted –through their leadership andcurriculum– a great environment, according the participants the opportunity to appropriate anaccommodative learning. Their approach to teaching is based on the idea that all humanshave, in addition to feelings and relationships, the same basic needs. They use a curriculumwhere the participants are involved, have the opportunity to exchange experiences, and reflecton these experiences, which is what the andragogy model, to achieve an accommodativelearning, advocates.

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  • 322.
    Hellman, Jasmine
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Lundgren, Jennifer
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Lojalitetsprogram inom klädbranschen: En kvantitativ studie om lojalitetsprogram inom klädbranschen ur konsumenternas perspektiv2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today there is high competition in retail industry, there are many companies on the market competing for the same customers. For companies, it’s about keeping their customers and build strong relationships with them. One way to work with relationship marketing is to use loyalty programs where loyal customers are identified and rewarded. Many companies are using loyalty programs and it is especially common amongst apparel retailing. A common problem is that many loyalty programs are similar and therefore reduces their effectiveness in creating loyal customers. This study focus on what consumers appreciate in a loyalty program in the apparel retailing and how loyalty programs affect consumers.

    The purpose with this study is to identify which benefits in a loyalty program in apparel retailing that consumers’ value and to see if loyalty programs has a positive impact on consumers.

    The theories in this study is about the term customer loyalty, the relationship between attitude and behavior, benefits in loyalty programs, the buying decision process and word-of-mouth.

    The study was accomplished through a quantitative method by using web-based surveys. The survey was distributed to selected programs at Dalarna University, and 123 students participated in the survey.

    Conclusions that can be drawn from the study are that the consumers in this study primarily appreciate the economic benefits such as discounts, promotions, bonuses and gifts. Loyalty programs inspire the consumers to purchases, affect their evaluation of the alternative companies where they can make their purchase, and affect their post-purchase behavior. Most consumers are willing to spread positive word-of-mouth by recommending loyalty programs to others.

  • 323.
    Hellström, Amanda
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Wiklund, Frida
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Det omorganiserade personalarbetet: Linjechefernas uppfattning av en centraliserad HR-funktion2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze how line managers perceive a centralized HR function, as previous research shows that an HR transformation can pose challenges. It has previously been found that the interaction between line managers and the HR function is influenced by the reorganization and the operators must take on new roles and acquire new knowledge. Earlier research also highlights that what seems to be effective at an overall level is not always perceived as effective for the line managers and thus the line managers' views need to be considered. The study contributes to highlighting development opportunities and the hope has been that HR centers within a public organization should be able to use the results to generate appropriate support. The study has been carried out within Falu commune which has recently undergone an HR transformation. To achieve the purpose, a qualitative case study with eight semi-structured interviews has been conducted. The results of the interviews have then been analyzed based on previous research in the subject in order to understand what the empiricism says in relation to theory.

    The result shows that a centralized HR function creates a greater strength for the organization, because the HR specialists can exchange knowledge with each other. The HR transformation, however, entails new approaches to managing personnel issues and the line managers lack the personal contact. The personal contact does not necessarily mean that there is an HR employee out in the administrations. The new shared service organization, which means that the line managers should be able to apply for a more specialized support from different HR functions, leads to the line managers having many different HR managers in different cases. The respondents agree that this is one of the back sides to the HR transformation and asks for contact with a specific HR employee. The line managers' employment period is important for how the reorganization is perceived. The line managers who participated in the HR transformation lack a HR employee on site to a greater extent. For the HR function to gain an understanding of the work of the line managers, they need to be more present in the organization. However, unlike previous research, it seems that there is a clear division of labor and the line managers see personnel responsibility as positive. To sum up, the line managers perceive the centralized HR function as positive, the HR employees are knowledgeable and supportive in all staff matters. However, there are development opportunities to consider in order for the HR transformation to create value and efficiency for both line managers and for the HR function.

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  • 324.
    Henaien, Moncef
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Sinha, Shalvi
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    International conference site selection criteria: And a case study of Stockholm as an international conference city2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to identify the destination site selection criteria for internationalconferences from the perspectives of the three main players of the conference industry,conference buyers (organizers and delegates) and suppliers. Additionally, the researchidentifies the strengths and weaknesses of the congress cities of Stockholm and Vienna.Through a comparison with Vienna, the top city for hosting international conferences, a roadmap for Stockholm has been designed, to strengthen its congress tourism opportunities, thus,obtaining a higher status as an international congress city. This qualitative research hascombined both primary and secondary data methods, through semi-standardized expertinterviews and secondary studies respectively, to fulfil the study’s aim. The data have beenanalysed by applying the techniques of qualitative content analysis; the secondary dataadopting an inductive approach according to Mayring (2003) while the expert interviewsusing a deductive approach according to Meuser & Nagel (2009). The conclusions of thesecondary data have been further compared and contrasted with the outcomes of the primarydata, to propose fresh discoveries, clarifications, and concepts related to the site selectioncriteria for international conferences, and for the congress tourism industry of Stockholm. Theresearch discusses the discoveries of the site selection criteria, the implications of thestrengths and weaknesses of Stockholm in comparison to Vienna, recommendations forStockholm via a road map, and future research areas in detail. The findings andrecommendation, not only provide specific steps and inceptions that Stockholm as aninternational conference city can apply, but also propose findings, which can aid conferencebuyers and suppliers to cooperate, to strengthen their marketing strategies and developsuccessful international conferences and destinations to help achieve a greater competitiveadvantage.

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  • 325.
    Hernemark, Veronika
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Ubaidi Karlsson, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Comparative Analysis of Destination Image: Example from Visit Dalarna’s Webpage and User Generated Content2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Social media is a relatively recent destination marketing tool that can shape destination images (DI). Mostly, DI are formed by destination marketing organisations (DMO), although through social media users’ images another extent of DI is formed. This research examines the projected and perceived DI, established through DMO content and user generated content (UGC) in the study area of Dalarna, Sweden. As projected DI may differ from perceived in an organisational view compared to social media’s users view of a destination, the attributes and characteristics of the images are of interest. A background through social media and the UGC utilisation by DMOs provided a framework for the research.

    Followingly, the research aims to display the DI from the projected and perceived content from DMO and UGC, and their respectively cognitive and affective dimensions towards the destination. To be able to fulfil the aim a qualitative visual content analysis was used to compare the data from the DMO Visit Dalarna and UGC from #VisitDalarna. The results suggest more cognitive than affective dimensions present in the DIs. Additionally, the DMO displayed a more varied DI than UGC, since they almost exclusively were concentrated on one category. In conclusion, the perceived DI has an influence on the information search process, as well as the perceived DI is influenced by the projected DI, and together the two DI create an comprehensive DI.

  • 326.
    Heurlin Brückner, Richard
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Mårtensson, Natalie
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Ledarskapsutbildning: En kvalitativ studie om det förväntade utfallet av ledarskapsutbildning hos nyanställda inom kommunal verksamhet2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcome of leadership training within different organizations and see what limitations or opportunities there may be to implement the newly gained knowledge in the daily work. Previous research suggests that there are lots of theories about leadership education, but that there are gaps in what outcome these educations actually entail in practice. This study has a qualitative focus examining perceptions and experiences in the form of seven semi-structured interviews with managers from Dalarna who have completed a leadership training called: Ny som ledare. The results of the study have been analyzed and compared against the theoretical frame of reference and the previous research related to leadership education. The results of the study show that there are shortcomings in how the organizations convey their purpose and the expected outcome of the leadership training. It also appears that there is a stress and lack of time among those who have completed the training, probably linked to financial causes. The results of the study show that there is a trust from the organizations to their managers in everyday work and that the managers have appreciated that they have been able to carry out this training. There seems to be development potential in terms of communication between the organization and the managers based on the results analyzed and discussed based on the previous research that this study discusses. 

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  • 327.
    Hildesheim, Julia
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    The experience of young European travelers in connection to their Interrail trip2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Interrail is said to be the most flexible way to explore Europe. For this reason, it was interesting to find out how big of a role the time on the train plays as part of the transportation, as well as what about the experience makes young European travelers (aged16-29) enthusiastic to buy an Interrail Pass. The research question for this study is, therefore: how do young European travelers give meaning to transportation and experience, during their Interrail trip? This master thesis examines Interrail through the eyes of young European travelers, focusing on transportation and experience. Understanding the motives, emotions, and perception is critical for a tourism business like Interrail. For this reason, travel motivation theories have been taken into account as part of the literature framework. Additionally, an insight into the customer journey model and the phases the young European travelers go through when they consider traveling with Interrail is looked at. Finally, the value perceptions young Europeans give to the journey decision-making of their travels are also taken into account. Furthermore, sustainability has been looked at to see whether a relationship could be found to the buying behavior of an Interrail Pass. Content and thematic analysis were carried out to uncover hidden information about how young European travelers describe the value of their travels. Language is what the analysis has been based on. The data for this study is, therefore, derived from reviews and quotations of travelers’ posts on the Interrail community forum. 92 reviews by 86 people from 18 different nationalities have been taken into account in this study. The researcher found two overarching themes, namely train features and tourist features. These themes are in line with the ’transportation’ and ’experience’ factors of the research question. The answers that particularly came forward as a result of the content and thematic analysis were ’freedom’ and ’flexibility’ and ’the memorable experiences’. The young European travelers specifically refer to this as the ability to always change their minds about the next destination. In addition, the young European travelers’ independence is greatly enhanced by their spontaneous and unplanned thoughts during their trip- accounting for memorable experiences. Not only does this research align with the European Commission's present goals for tourism, but its outcomes are also both relevant and important to the marketing strategy for an Interrail Pass. In the future Interrail can market its offers accordingly to young European travelers. Furthermore, a better understanding of the travel motives of the young European travelers can help develop products that meet their needs, and places can create ideal conditions for unique tourism experiences.

  • 328.
    Hillman, Karin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Isaksson, Marielle
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Enhetschefernas vandring i administrationslandskapet: En kvalitativ studie om enhetschefers upplevelse av administrationen2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research shows that administration has increased for first-line managers in the public sector. New Public Management reforms have increased the administration by focusing on documentation and accounting. The previous research focuses on unit managers' work situation or on organizational issues such as administration. But there is less research on how the increased administration affects unit managers' work situation. This study aims to create an understanding of how first-line managers experience the work situation regarding organizational administration and how, according to the first-line managers, they get administrative support. Nine respondents from the selected municipality have participated in semi-structured video call interviews, their answers have been analyzed with the help of a thematic analysis method. The results show that first-line managers feel that the administration has increased and that the administrative tasks means that it is difficult to be a supportive leader. The HR department is part of the organization and is supposed to support the first line manager, in fact, according to the interviewed first- line managers, it is the HR department that creates administration, and they mean that HR has become part of the management of the organization. In the previous research, technostructure is described as a part of the organization that creates administrative routines and so on. This study contributes with empirical knowledge of how unit managers experience groups such as HR in relation to technology structure and administrative support.

  • 329.
    Hjortmark, Moa
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Krånglin, Louise
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Småprat, rätt enkelt... Eller?: Medarbetarbetares upplevelser om att småprata med sin chef2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research suggests that communication has a significant effect on employees. A large part of communication consists of small talk, and therefore, it is important to consider the significance of small talk in organizations and leadership, given that it is constantly happening everywhere. There are not many studies on how important small talk between managers and employees is for employee motivation. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative study is to gain an understanding of how employees experience small talk with their managers and the significance of small talk for employee motivation. The study has been conducted using ten semistructured interviews with employees in a small municipality. The results that emerged highlight, similar to previous research, that there are different perceptions of the concept of small talk. A new definition of small talk as work-related emerged. It also becomes apparent that there are experiences regarding small talk with one’s employer that differ among employees. Furthermore, there are different experiences as to whether small talk is a motivating factor or not. It is evident that managers need to engage in small talk with their employees and utilizeit in their leadership, regardless of whether it is a motivating factor or not. 

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  • 330.
    Hladkikh, Volha
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Branding of a Private Tourism Business in Sweden towards Foreign Markets: The Case of Främby Udde Resort in Falun, Sweden2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The research investigates branding of a private tourism business in Sweden towards foreign markets based on the example of Främby Udde resort in Falun. The main concepts are brand image and brand identity in tourism. The study examines how the brand identity created on the website of Främby Udde aligns with the actual brand image that the visitors acquire after they experience their stay. Content analysis of the website and of guest reviews is used to explore the brand identity and brand image of the resort. Analysis of the results provides feedback on how Främby Udde aligns its brand identity with the existing brand image and gives suggestions on how to improve branding of the resort towards foreign markets.

  • 331.
    Hofverberg, David
    Prifloat AB.
    Studentenkät 2016: Högskolan Dalarna2016Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 332.
    Hofverberg, David
    Prifloat Consulting AB.
    Studentenkät 2018: Högskolan Dalarna2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 333.
    Hofverberg, David
    Prifloat Consulting AB.
    Studentundersökning 2020: Högskolan Dalarna2020Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 334.
    Hofverberg, David
    et al.
    Prifloat AB.
    Hedlund, Maria
    Prifloat AB.
    Samuelsson, Thomas
    Prifloat AB.
    Studentenkät 2012: Dagens och morgondagens studenter vid Högskolan Dalarna. En undersökning med fokus på skillnader mellan studenter som studerar vid campus och de som studerar nätbaserat2013Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 335.
    Holgersson, Frida
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Occupational Science.
    Ruth, Annika
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society, Occupational Science.
    ”Det kanske inte uttryckligen kommuniceras att det här är systematiskt”: En kvalitativ studie om upplevelsen av kommunikation och information av systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete i en kommunal verksamhet2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The basis for creating safe and healthy workplaces is systematic work environment and good basic knowledge is required for it to work well. The systematic work environment includes all work environment conditions and annual follow-up, work environment policy, routines, cooperation, task allocation, knowledge, investigation, risk assessment and measures. There is a knowledge gap in how work environment information is communicated for good health and safety at workplaces and more research is needed on managers' and employees' knowledge of the work environment. Previous research also shows that municipalities' systematic work environment does not work satisfactorily. This study aims to gain understanding of how HR, managers, coworker, trade union and politicians experience the communication and information about the systematic work environment in a municipal organization. A qualitative method has been used through ten interviews. The empirical work has been analyzed based on an inductive thematic analysis. The results shows that there is no routine for how the systematic work environment should be communicated and informed but there are routines for how the municipality should work with the systematic work environment through an annual cycle. The knowledge of the systematic work environment is variable among themselves, managers and colleagues. The municipality has forums to communicate and inform about the systematic work environment and education for some occupational groups in systematic work environment. The conclusion is that although there is a way of working, routines, forums and education deficiencies and lack of clarity became apparent in communication and information of the systematic work environment at different levels.

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  • 336.
    Holmberg, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
    Jämförelse av statiska kodanalysverktyg: En fallstudie om statiska kodanalysverktygs förmåga att hitta sårbarheter i kod2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Security deficiencies that occur in web applications can have major consequences. PHP is a language that is often used for web applications and it places high demands on how the language is used to ensure it is safe. There are several features in PHP that should be handled with care to avoid security flaws. Static code analysis can help find vulnerabilities in code, but there are some drawbacks that can occur with static code analysis tools. One disadvantage is false positives which means that the tool reports vulnerabilities that do not exist. There are also false negatives which means the tool cannot find the vulnerability at all which can lead to a false sense of security for the user of the tool. With the help of completed test cases, three tools have been investigated in a case study to find out if the tools differ in their ability to avoid false positives and false negatives. The study also examines whether the tools' rules consider the PHP language's vulnerable functions. To answer the research question, a document collection was conducted to obtain information about the tools and various vulnerabilities. The purpose of this study is to compare the ability of static code analysis tools to find PHP code vulnerabilities. The tools that were investigated were SonarQube, Visual Code Grepper (VCG) and Exakat. The study's analysis shows that VCG found the most vulnerabilities but failed to avoid false positive vulnerabilities. Exakat had zero false positives but could not avoid false negatives to the same extent as VCG. SonarQube avoided all false positives but did not find any of the vulnerabilities tested in the test cases. According to the rules of the tools, VCG had more consideration for the risky functions found in PHP. The study's results show that the tools' ability to avoid false positives and false negatives differed and their adaptation to the PHP language's vulnerable functions.

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  • 337.
    Holmberg, Johanna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Olsson, Sanna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Konsten att attrahera på framtidens arbetsmarknad: En studie i arbetsgivares attraktivitet inom IT-branschen2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing digitalisation of our society is making it harder for the IT industry to attract and recruit employees. One of the biggest assets a company has is its employer brand. This makes “employer branding” one of the most important matters for companies in the IT industry (Backhaus & Tikoo, 2004). The companies’ “employer branding” work leads to the opportunity to attract new employees with unique “value propositions” which can be adjusted to specific individuals with the help of benefits and other offers (Chambers, Foulon, Handfield-Jones, Hankin & Michaels, 2007). The IT businesses’ abilities to attract and keep their employees are more important than ever. Despite this, there's barely any research regarding whether companies are meeting the demands employees have regarding attractive employers or not.  The purpose of this study is to analyse how three different IT companies work to become attractive employers, and also what employees in those three companies are looking for in an attractive employer. In the following study, three interviews have been done, where representatives from three different companies have been interviewed to find out what companies within the IT business do to become attractive employers. After that, a survey was distributed to examine which factors employees in the three companies value regarding attractive employers. The analysis showed that the companies’ focus on building strong bonds between the employees and offering great skill development matches well with what employees look for in their employers, as well with what makes them stay within the company. Furthermore, the analysis also shows that there are some differences between what companies focus on in their work with becoming attractive and what employees wish for. For example, the companies’ main focus lays on offering benefits, even though employees don´t value benefits as an important factor in the matter of what makes an employer attractive. The differences and the similarities are then discussed to reach a conclusion regarding what companies need to do in order to raise their attractivity.

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  • 338.
    Holm-Gottfrid, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Kunskapande - att bli medveten om det som ”sitter i väggarna”: Fallstudie om upplevda möjligheter och hinder för lärande på en kuratorsenhet.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 339.
    Holmgren, Noél
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för vård och natur.
    Kazemi, Ali
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Persson, Anne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Niklasson, Lars
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Pihlström, Malin
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Billing, Anna
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Nilsson, Ulf-Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Högskolebiblioteket.
    Grönborg, Lisa
    Högskolan i Skövde, Högskolebiblioteket.
    Johannesson, Krister
    Högskolan i Skövde, Högskolebiblioteket.
    Syberfeldt, Anna
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Pehrsson, Leif
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Ziemke, Tom
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Nilsson, Pernilla
    Halmstad University, Sweden.
    Elowson, Anne-louise
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Vizlin, Albina
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Andersson, Monica
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Klingspor, Pernilla
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Blomgren, Lars-Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Larsson, Matts
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Taylor, Mario
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Akersten, Eva
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Bergh, Ingrid
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för vård och natur.
    Lundell, Björn
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Lindblom, Jessica
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Olsson, Björn
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för vård och natur.
    Adolfsson, Josef
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Assessment of Research and Collaboration 20132013Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 340.
    Holmström, Inger
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola.
    Stier, JonasDalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies.Tillgren, PerMälardalens högskola.Östlund, GunnelMälardalens högskola.
    Samproduktionens retorik och praktik: inom området hälsa och välfärd2016Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 341.
    Husmann, Ann-Christin
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Brand Identity in Horse-based Tourism: A Case Study of Iceland2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the area of tourism destination branding, so far research has focused more on the demand-side perspective meaning the brand image. Over the last years researchers also emphasize the supply-side perspective that is the brand identity, however up to date few papers have been published. Hence, this study focuses on brand identity in tourism by making use of Icelandic horse-based tourism as a case study. As such, the emphasis is placed on the communicated brand identities of Icelandic horse-based tourism providers and the main messages and elements found within their promotion material. A content analysis of the supplier's websites is used and based on it can be said that more than one communicated brand identities exists. Moreover, throughout the promotional material distributed to potential customers, some of the brand identities are communicated not only differently but occasionally stand in conflict to each other, whereas the main messages the materials strive to deliver only display few variations. As such in general this study contributes to brand identity research in tourism while more particularly to tourism analysis of Iceland.

  • 342.
    Hussein Martinez, Juan
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Kolobov, Kirill
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    The effects of managing multinational based staff: The case study of the ski resort Romme Alpin, Sweden Degree2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Managers operating within the multinational environments face the challenge of dealing with a group formed by local and international employees with different backgrounds and experiences. The success of the management relies within the managerial skills of the group leader. In the case of Sweden, the political and economic stability of the country in addition to opened borders with its policies and regulations, created the multinationalism within the local population. Consequently it has affected the local labor market. This paper aims to investigate from the managerial point of view the positive and negative aspects of managing multinational based staff for the service delivery based on the ski resort Romme Alpin, Dalarna, Sweden. It was previously researched the importance of recruiting, maintaining and improving the working labor, as well as importance of human resource performance in service delivery affecting competitive advantage of the organization. Therefore, authors are focused to contribute the knowledge in creation and management of the multinational based staff. SERVQUAL model and its five dimensions were used to analyze from the managerial point of view the quality of service delivered by the multinational employees. Thus the INSQPLUS model were used as a tool to present the service delivery gap and analyze the internal characteristics of multinational teams and their effects for the service delivery. The qualitative method throughout in-depth semi-structured interviews was used in this research, in order to investigate manager’s perceptions about the effects of multinational environments for the quality of service delivery. From the conducted interviews it was observed that personal characteristics of the international employees differ from the domestic workers. Apart the economic benefits that are entailed from immigration of the labor force, service mindedness within the international employees was marked throughout the research. However, some challenges and obstacles might be seen within the employment of multinational based staff, which can influence the manager's decision and reject the international worker. Therefore the adequate management of the employees is essential for the service delivery and is researched throughout this paper involving multinational environment.

  • 343.
    Hägg-Martinell, Ann
    et al.
    Röda Korsets Högskola, Huddinge.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Högskolan Väst, Avdelningen för omvårdnad - avancerad nivå.
    Ekstrand, Per
    Schuster, Marja
    Larsen, Joacim
    Röda Korsets Högskola, Huddinge.
    Social Participation as Reported by Civil Servants and Volunteers Working with Newly Arrived Immigrants in Sweden: Qualitative Datafrom a Delphi Study2021In: Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, E-ISSN 1843-5610, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 98-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Primary health prevention regarding social participation for newly arrived immigrants is needed to address challenges when responding to the needs of such immigrants in their new and vulnerable situation. The aim of this study was to describe social participation as reported by civil servants and volunteers working with newly arrived immigrants in Sweden. Open-ended data collected in a Delphi project targeting civil servants and volunteers working within the policy establishment programme was used. Qualitative content analysis was conducted. The findings show that several interacting factors contribute to resources that create perquisites for “going native in the community” and “being part of everyday life” as points of perquisites for how civil servants and volunteers elaborate on social participation for newly arrived immigrants. A focus on the “here and now” and avoiding measures that “put life on hold” are two points of aspects that generate possibilities for promoting social participation in health services.

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  • 344. Härenstam, Annika
    et al.
    Forsberg, Tina
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Occupational science.
    Könssegregering, makt och arbetsmiljö2020In: Att arbeta för lika villkor / [ed] Britt-Inger Keisu, Studentlitteratur AB, 2020Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 345.
    Högblom, Debbie
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Holm Mahmoudi, Emelie
    Dalarna University, School of Culture and Society.
    Första linjechefers förutsättningar att leda och fördela arbetet i offentlig organisation samt stödet från HR: En kvalitativ studie2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how first-line managers perceive their conditions to lead and distribute work in a public organization and how they perceive their support from HR. We saw a gap around the chosen purpose and wanted to investigate it further. The study was conducted using a qualitative method where interviews was carried out with seven first-line managers. The organization is large and located in central Sweden.

    After all interviews were completed, the results were compiled and analyzed in relation to previous research and other literature, to see if the collected empiricism was consistent with the theoretical framework. There are varying answers from the first-line managers, some feel that they have good conditions in their role, while others do not. When they were asked about expectations from HR, some responded that they experienced a lack of support and think there is a certain lack of competence, while others were satisfied with their support from HR and received answers quickly with good feedback. It also appears that the relationship between HR and the line managers is important, but there is a desire for more present HR support. Overall, we feel that the first-line managers are generally satisfied with their work situation today, but that there are suggestions for improvements. 

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  • 346.
    Högström, Ebba
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för fysisk planering.
    Fjellfeldt, Maria (Author of introduction, etc.)
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare, Social Work.
    Berglund-Snodgrass, Lina (Researcher)
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.
    Markström, Urban (Researcher, Photographer)
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för socialt arbete.
    Framtidsverkstad: 21-22 oktober 20222022Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    BAKGRUND  Denna folder är framtagen inom det fyra-åriga tvärvetenskapliga forskningsprojektet LEX-projektet. Hållbara livsmiljöer för psykiskt funktionshindrade. Att integrera bostadsplanering och välfärdsservice genom nya kollaborativa praktiker. Projektet startade startade 2019 och finansieras med medel från de två statliga forskningsråden Formas och Forte. Vi som jobbar i LEX är forskare inom fysisk planering, byggd miljö och socialt arbete från fyra olika lärosäten i Sverige - Blekinge tekniska högskola, Högskolan Dalarna, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet SLU samt Umeå universitet. Till projektet hör även en referensgrupp med företrädare från Boverket, Socialstyrelsen, Sveriges Kommuner och Regioner (SKR) och Nationell Samverkan för Psykisk Hälsa (NSPH) samt forskare från Karolinska Institutet (KI) och Kungliga tekniska högskolan (KTH).

    En framtidsverkstad är en metod som syftar till att förändra genom att kartlägga och diskutera hur en situtation ser ut idag, vad problemet är med den, hur det skulle kunna vara på ett annat sätt, dvs vad krävs för att nå detta andra sätt samt hur ansvaret för att genomföra förändringen bör fördelas.

    Den här framtidsverkstadens bestod av en stadsvandring och en workshop med tjänstepersoner från olika förvaltningar från Umeå kommun  De bilder och citat som presenteras i denna folder hade vi med som inspel till den första dagens stadsvandring. Dessa är framarbetade genom metoden PhotoVoice tillsammans med tolv personer med egen erfarenhet av psykiskohälsa, psykiatri och socialtjänst i tre grupper från tre olika städer. Deltagarna förmedlade erfarenheter av sin livsmiljö genom att fotografera olika platser och berätta om dem. Under den andra dagen träffades framtidsverkstadens deltagare föratt genomföra en workshop kring problem och möjligheter kringboende och livsmiljö för personer med psykisk ohälsa. Även samverkansfrågoroch stödinsatser behandlas.

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  • 347. Högström, Ebba
    et al.
    Berglund-Snodgrass, Lina
    Fjellfeldt, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare, Social Work.
    The Challenges of Social Infrastructure for Urban Planning2022In: Urban Planning, E-ISSN 2183-7635, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 377-380Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This editorial addresses social infrastructure in relation to urban planning and localisation, drawing together the themes in this thematic issue on “Localizing Social Infrastructures: Welfare, Equity, and Community.” Having contextualised social infrastructure, we present each of the 12 contributions by theme: (a) the social consequences of the localisation of social infrastructure for individuals, (b) the preconditions for localising social infrastructure in the urban landscape, and (c) the social consequences for the long-term social sustainability of the wider community. We conclude with the openings for future research, such as the need to continue researching localisation (for example, the ways localisations of social infrastructure support, maintain, or hinder inclusion and community-building, and which benefits would come out of using localisation as a strategic planning tool); second, funding (the funding of non-commercial social infrastructure and who would take on the responsibility); and third, situated knowledge (the knowledge needed by planners, architects, social service officials, decision makers, and the like to address and safeguard the importance of social infrastructure in urban development and regeneration processes).

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  • 348.
    Höjer, Victor
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Köhler, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    En arbetsplats för alla: Praktiskt mångfaldsarbete inom Trafikverket2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 349.
    Idrén, Anna-Karin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Mååg, Anna Mååg
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Flexibilitetens frammarsch, en studie om den intermittenta anställningen2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Flexible working conditions is used extensively in organizations today as a way to

    create flexibility for the employer. Recently we’ve been reading in the newspapers

    that this approach is a growing problem and the EU has warned Sweden twice that

    abuse of these forms of employment must be stopped. The Government has recently

    submitted a proposed rule change to reduce the possibility of stacking one temporary

    contract after another. Borlänge kommun makes themselves more flexible with the

    intermittent employments. This study aims to examine why infrequent employments,

    such as the intermittent employment is used and preferred by Borlänge kommun and

    how it’s perceived by affected employees in the organization. The questions related,

    besides why the intermittent employment is used by the organization and how its

    perceived by those involved, also includes the management of intermittent

    employment and how the organization is handling work contracts. The background

    information on the employment law implications gives the reader an insight into how

    the regulatory framework works surrounding the topic. The theory section highlights

    the main theories about flexibility and its different shapes and perspectives. For the

    study a qualitative approach is used. A case study with semi-structured interviews was

    performed. The respondents were employees involved in the staffing of intermittent

    employees and also members of the staff with an intermittent employment. The

    results show that the employment and contracts is correctly handled by labour law

    regulations. This study shows that Borlänge kommun uses intermittent employments

    extensively, with its 1 320 intermittently employees. If this is abuse, or not, is not

    clear from the result. The authors discuss, however, if that is the case. The

    intermittent employment is used mainly because of the great needs. This is because

    society is changing and the average age is increasing, both by those using the services

    and the employees. All respondents perceive the intermittent employment as most

    flexible for the employees. Respondents working in the staffing department say that

    they are not flexible enough. The intermittent employees’ working today does not

    cover the great need. Borlänge kommun think that the flexibility should benefit them

    more and is currently trying to become more flexible. The employees were generally

    satisfied with their work situation. Some tendencies of insecurity and uncertainty

    could be inferred from the intermittent employees answers. The author’s conclusions

    are that flexibility and the intermittent employment contracts mainly benefit the

    employer and the employees who actively choose this type of work, such as students.

    This kind of employment affects, however, the society and those who need a secure

    lifestyle. The necessary permanent contracts are becoming fewer and replaced by

    precarious and flexible employment conditions.

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  • 350.
    Ilesjö, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Dalarna as a Food Tourism Destination: A Qualitative Analysis of Tourism Brochures2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the great amount of research in food tourism around the world, little is known about the development of this type of tourism in Sweden. This research examined how food is represented in tourism brochures produced by destination marketing organizations in Dalarna county. The paper followed a qualitative approach using content analysis as a tool for the analysis of visual content. The analysis was divided into two steps; firstly, the identification of denotative elements in the images and secondly, the examination of connotative features. The research showed that the promotion of food tourism in Dalarna county is rather small in comparison with other types of tourism activities in the region. Out of 1595 images collected for the research, 260 had an association to food. The representations that arose from the images were divided in four themes, namely; "Culture", "Luxury/High Quality", "Relations" and "Nature".

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