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  • 51.
    Alisic, Senadin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Karapistoli, Eirini
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Katkic, Adis
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Key Drivers for the Successful Outsourcing of IT Services2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Services are without doubt the driving force in today’s economies in many countries. The increased importance of the service sector in industrialized economies and its productivity rates are testified by the fact that the current list of Fortune 500 companies contains more service companies and fewer manufacturing companies than in previous decades. Many products today are being transformed into services or have a higher service component than previously. In the development of this increasingly important bundling of services with products, outsourcing and offshoring play a key role. Companies have been outsourcing work for many years now appointing the latter a well-established phenomenon. Outsourcing to foreign countries, referred to as offshoring, has also been fuelled by ICT and globalization, where firms can capitalize on price and cost differentials between countries. Constant improvements in technology and global communications virtually guarantee that the future will bring much more outsourcing of services, and more specifically, outsourcing of IT services. While outsourcing and offshoring strategies play an important role in IT services, we would like to investigate the drivers that affect the successful outcome of an offshore outsourcing engagement. Purpose: The principle aim of the present study is therefore twofold: a) to identify key drivers for the successful outsourcing of IT services seen from the outsourcing partner’s perspective and b) to investigate how the outsourcing partner prioritizes these drivers.

  • 52.
    Alkhateeb, Ali
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Alli, Zahir
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Moussa, Wissam
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Analyzing the determinants of the UK consumer's engagement in Viral Marketing on Social Networking Sites: A university Student's perspective2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Social media, especially the social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook.com, has experienced exponential growth all across the globe in the last decade. It is rapidly attracting the consumers and replacing the traditional media. Electronic word of mouth (eWOM) through social media has acquired substantial position in the marketing mix as well as integrated marketing communication of the business organizations. This research aimed at analyzing different social relationship factors or determinants of engagement of the UK consumers in the process of viral marketing from the perspective of the university students in the UK. The process of viral marketing on SNSs is initiated by the manufacturers, marketers or distributors but the process is controlled by the consumers. To meet the main objectives of the research, quantitative research methods were followed through deductive approach. Convenience and purposive sampling were utilized in order to select a sample of 130 students from the population of the UK university students. Only 105 students responded and took part in the survey. All the ethical issues involved in the survey were catered and participants were informed about the purpose of investigation through consent letters prior to email the questionnaire. The questionnaire was emailed to the students to collect primary data that was statistically analyzed by using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences). The data for each variable was subjected to univariate analysis in order to evaluate the significance of each social factor under study. The results obtained from univariate analysis were graphically presented and interpreted. Correlation (Bivariate) analysis of different factors including trust, homophily, interpersonal influence, love for exchanging information etc. was also conducted and results were presented in a tabulated form. The analysis revealed that all the factors under investigation showed positive relationship and some showed positive correlation with the activity of the consumers on SNSs, especially in seeking opinion or information and passing it to others. The correlation analysis revealed that some social constructs e.g. trust, homophily and normative influence was positively correlated with the consumer’s activity on the social networking sites. Tie strength showed positive correlation with homophily, frequency of communication or contact between the online consumers on social networking sites. Gender showed negative correlation with most of the social factors under study. The results are discussed in light of existing literature on word of mouth marketing and social media marketing. The implications (theoretical, managerial and strategy related) of these results are along with the main findings of the study.

  • 53.
    All, Charlotte
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Mahdi, Carl-Göran
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Isaksson, Vincent
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    The Effects of Charismatic Clients on Auditors Objectivity2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    This study empirically examines and attempts to model auditors’ relationships with their charismatic clients. Reviewing the prevailing research on charismatic leadership theories and auditor situation as well as related literature, we posit that the prevailing major models pertaining to charismatic leadership can be applied to extend and refine the current models of auditor acquiescence. After hypothesizing such a model, we design an instrument based on the revised Conger-Kanungo model used by (Su & Huang, 2004) to measure the extent to which auditor identify with a charismatic client. We then use the instrument to directly measure auditors’ attachment to the charismatic client and the threat of this attraction and attachment to auditors’ objectivity. Empirical results from our sample of N=192 auditors in the U.S and Sweden demonstrate that a new improved charismatic leadership model indeed could be emerged and fit to the actual situation of auditors. We specifically find an indication that Client Identification will increase the risk of auditor acquiescence. Combined with Professional identification driving increased the risk of Client identification, Professional Identification appears not to provide the resilience against acquiescence that we hypothesized. Instead the clear direct connection of the charismatic leadership affecting the auditors objectivity warrants study of a model where Client Identification and Professional Identification as mere variants of each other (Clients business just being another profession).

  • 54.
    Allahdadi, Marzieh
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Strategy and structure of entrepreneurial universities in Sweden: The case of BTH, Chalmers and Linköping universities2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    These days’ universities are playing a major role in leading society to more social and economic growth by transferring knowledge to society, as this leads to new firms being created, new products and services injected into markets, and shifts society toward a more knowledge intensive system. This thesis is related to a larger study on Nordic entrepreneurial universities. The study is to be carried out between 2011 and 2013 and is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond under the management of Professor Bengtsson. The purpose of this study as the first phase of this research project is to increase empirical knowledge regarding three Swedish university cases: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, and Linköping University and their strategies and structures regarding entrepreneurial policy and activities. The study illustrates that even within universities in the same country there are different unexploited resources and opportunities toward academic entrepreneurship. The study provides useful information about the entrepreneurial activities in three heterogeneous Swedish universities. Keywords: Entrepreneurship, university, strategy, structure, Sweden Paper type: Case study

  • 55.
    Alldén, Linda
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Domeij, Erika
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Petersson, Linda
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Förändringar i ledarstilar- Påverkar de organisationens livscykel och struktur?2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med vår uppsats var att förstå vikten av förändringar i ledarstilar under ett företags utveckling och hur organisationens struktur förhåller sig till dessa. Vi har genomfört intervjuer på ett företag med ett antal anställda samt ledare. Efter detta har vi kommit fram till att variation i ledarstilar har varit viktiga för företagets framgång. Våra studier visar också på att det inte alltid behöver vara endast en person som innehar ledarrollen, utan att den kan vara delad mellan flera personer.

  • 56.
    Alm, Carina
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Buying decisions, the impact of customer administration quality2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    In the competitive market of Information Technology Maintenance Services, the understandings of the key components affecting sales are important to survive in the market. Centres of Excellence are created with the aim of being a more standardised and cost efficient solution for customer services. Is the quality of the vendor customer administration important in business-to-business sales and procurement situations? Furthermore, does it affect the next sale for the vendor? The overall purpose of this work is to give guidance in terms of how cost saving programs in the customer administration area can affect sales in a long-term perspective. The hypothesis; Past vendor customer administration quality does impact the customer decision to buy again from the same vendor; has been designed to show which key components within customer administration, such as invoices and disputes, impacts the decision.

  • 57.
    Alm, Jesper
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Hedblom, Jimmy
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Christiansen, Emelie
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Bemanning, rättvisa och motivation: En studie av ett belöningssystems påverkan på upplevdrättvisa och motivation hos inhyrd personal2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    AbstractTitle: Temporary agency workers, fairness and motivation – study in a reward system’simpact on temporary workers’ perceived fairness and motivationAuthors: Jesper Alm, Emelie Christiansen & Jimmy HedblomSupervisor: Anders WrenneDepartment: Department of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of TechnologyCourse: Bachelor’s thesis in Business AdministrationPurpose: The purpose of this study is to increase understanding about what impact a rewardsystem within an organization will have on the perceived fairness and motivation oftemporary agency workers. The study aims to answer the question: How and why is thetemporary agency workers’ perceived fairness and motivation at work impacted by notreceiving any direct financial bonus from the user company?Method: We have conducted a qualitative approach and made the study within a chosencompany suitable for our purpose. The data have been collected through in-depth interviewsto be able to take part of the interview subjects’ opinions, attitudes and experiences.Results: The temporary agency workers experience a procedural and distributive injusticelinked to the financial bonus. However, no overall organizational injustice is experienced,which can be explained by the fact that the temporary agency workers as a whole experienceperceived fair treatment from the company. The perceived motivation is not affected by theexclusion from the financial bonus, due to the fact that the needs of the consultants associatedwith the work consist of the amount of work that is possible. The motivation is influenced bythe number of shifts and the opportunity to earn more money through more shifts.

  • 58.
    Al-Mahdawiy, Badeel
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Understanding the Impact of Rewards on Employees’ Creativity and Innovation: a Literature Review Study2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this master’s thesis is to study how organizational rewards; intrinsic rewards and extrinsic monetary and non-monetary rewards, affect employees’ creativity and innovation within an organizational environment, and to propose a new categorization of organizational rewards.

    Methodology: A literature review of selected peer-reviewed studies from different countries and industries.

    Findings: The results of this study support the following notions; (1) intrinsic rewards support employees’ creativity and innovation through their positive impact on intrinsic motivation; (2) extrinsic non-monetary rewards support employees’ creativity and innovation ; (3) extrinsic monetary rewards can support or hinder employees’ creativity and innovation depending on external organizational factors. This study suggests a new model which categorizes organizational rewards into two main groups; monetary and non-monetary instead of extrinsic and intrinsic, and the non-monetary one into intrinsic and extrinsic while the monetary group includes only extrinsic rewards.

  • 59.
    Almlöf, Nijole
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Samband mellan risk management och värdering2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Syfte: Identifiera samband mellan risk management och värdering. Metod: Kombinerad metod, både kvantitativ och kvalitativ användes i undersökningen. Analys av teoretiskt underlag ledde till framtagande av faktorer samt mätningar och indikationer som beskriver värdering, risk management och samband. En surveystudie och innehållsanalys genomfördes. Kvalitativ metod användes vid databearbetning och analys. Resultat och slutsatser: Forskning av risk management respektive värdering bör ske inte enbart utifrån de tillhörande ämnena utan även från ett organisationsteoriperspektiv. Mintzbergs organisationsteori är lämplig att applicera på undersökningar både av risk management och värdering. Det ger bättre förståelse av dessa fenomen och förklaring hur de fungerar och kan förutsägas i företagsmiljön. Undersökningen visar att bolagen, oavsett storlek och typ, kan styra val av risk managementtyp och värderingsituation: Små bolag kan välja mellan självstyrande eller mer samordnad riskhantering, stora bolag därmed kan inrikta sig antingen mot att bygga en risk management med stark lednings & teknostruktur eller ha risk management, integrerad i befintlig organisation. Bolagen och dess ledning borde bli uppmärksamma på problematiken kring kunskapsökningsmöjligheter och balansen mellan flexibilitetsbehov och formaliseringskrav vid organisering av arbete med värderingar. Följande risk management och värderingssituationer stödjer och utvecklar varandra: Riskkapitalbolagen som har standardiserade riskhanteringsprocesser förbättrar den flexibla värderingssituationen. Samordnad riskstyrning ökar kunskapen om risker och dess hantering som i sin tur ökar möjligheterna till bättre användning av värderingsverktygen vid värderingar. Samordnade riskhanteringsaktiviteter innebär även att det ställs krav på en viss formalisering av värderingsarbetet. Det skapas en positiv trend då kunskap om nya risker vid värderingar mer formaliseras och bevaras som i sin tur leder till en bättre riskstyrning – koordinering av risk management hos riskkapitalbolag. Den formaliserade värderingsarbetessituationen hos bankerna innebär att kunskap om omvärld, nya risker och värderingsverktyg standardiseras. Varje ny information om nya risker och nya värderingsverktyg tas emot av risk management organisationen som i sin tur kan förbättra koordinering av riskhanteringsprocesser, rapportering samt föra kunskap om risker vidare i organisationen. På så sätt höjs risk managementnivån i hela bolaget. Vidare är standardiserad och integrerad risk management i befintlig organisation den situation som bäst påverkar värderingen. Standardisering av risk managementprocesser, resultat och kunskap innebär stöd i olika risk managementfrågor för hela organisationen, inkluderat värderingsarbete. En mer integrerad risk management organisationsform innebär mindre övervakning och kontroll som är en viktig förutsättning för professionellt värderingsarbetet.

  • 60.
    Almqvist, Peter
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Jeppsson, Maja
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Hälsoekonomiska utvärderingar av medicinteknik2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Att bidra med en förklaring till hur företag i sina relationer till omgivande intressenter påverkas av statliga regleringar. Metod: Studien är baserad på sekundärdata i form av bland annat branschorganisations- och myndighetsrapporter och vetenskapliga artiklar. Primärdata har samlats in genom åtta intervjuer med ämneskunniga, representanter för myndigheter, branschorganisationer och företag. Slutsatser: Analysen visar att de hälsoekonomiska utvärderingarna genomförda av TLV är ett sätt för statsmakten att förflytta ett visst mått av makt och styrning till den reglerande myndigheten. Eftersom dessa utvärderingar spelar en roll för landstingens beslut vid upphandling av medicinteknik, genom att rikta uppmärksamhet mot samhällsekonomisk effektivitet, inverkar myndighetens verksamhet reglerande på efterfrågan av medicinteknik-företagens produkter. Detta innebär att det förändrade förfaringssättet gällande hälsoekonomiska utvärderingar ställer krav på medicinteknikföretagen att anpassa sina verksamheter efter de nya förutsättningarna.

  • 61.
    AL-SHAWI, HIND
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    DAHWI, HUSSAIN FAIQ AL
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Career Success of Women Manager in Lebanon2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Life for Lebanese women has become one of the most rapidly changing elements in Lebanese society. Women in the Lebanese region can no longer be described as scared, inferior, domestic women who hardly leave their houses. This advancement of women in the workforce in this region can be attributed to factors including women attaining higher education and a greater demand in the job market.This research project measures female manger evaluation on the barriers they face or perceive under organizational culture, organizational practices, organizational networks and interpersonal relationships, mentoring, tokenism, and usage of wasta in organization. In addition, it assesses their views on the role of family and other sources of support in their ability to manage their double role. In addition, the research demonstrates how the Lebanese managers female have high levels of subjective career success. The results showed that the Lebanese female manager in different managerial levels has a highly satisfied and success levels mainly attributed to their satisfaction with the subjective aspects of their careers. Therefore, Lebanese women managers were satisfied with their overall job, the progress they made to meet their career goals, and goals for advancement.

  • 62.
    Alsén, Kristian
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Egeland, Peter
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    How to turn innovations into value in a large manufacturing company2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Large companies invest a vast amount of capital and time on R&D annually. With all this financial investment in R&D, it is important that the companies get value for their invested capital. By creating innovations, such as new products and services, involve high risk and will necessarily not lead to successful commercial ends. Many companies lack the competencies in selecting ideas and transform them into value. Knowledge in innovations is affecting companies, especially those that are investing heavily in R&D. The present study explain how value can be created from innovation around the topics of innovativeness, innovation protection and market efficiency, within a large global manufacturing company in Sweden with global operations. A four dimensional measure from a prior study has been the base for the structural theoretical model that has been tested. The authors have divided innovativeness, innovation protection and market efficiency into absorptive capacity (ACAP), open innovation, patents, secrecy, lead time advantages and complementary assets and studied modern literature to find relationships between these and how it affects firm performance. They have also done a survey and interviews to examine the present status in a large manufacturing company. The empirical findings show support for a relationship between ACAP and firm performance, ACAP and success of strategic alliances as well as a relationship between protection of innovation and success of strategic alliances.

  • 63.
    Altenborg, Ulrica
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Lu, Xiaoming
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Yelistratova, Anna
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Legitimacy perspective in sustainability reporting of the Swedish property and construction market2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to study the legitimacy perspective in sustainability reporting in the given context, and to find out whether Swedish construction companies define and value their legitimacy. In the thesis we have performed a qualitative study using the inductive method; in the research we have used hermeneutics as our starting point and constructionism as the research strategy. In the empirical part we have conducted structured interviews with a list of pre-formulated questions. For the interviews, we have chosen Sweden’s major property developers: Skanska AB, PEAB AB, NCC AB, JM AB and Midroc AB. Companies can get motivation to report their sustainability from their perceived obligation to support license to operate. Not all the companies use stakeholder analysis in the preparation of annual reports, which lets us assume that the companies base their choice of data mainly on internal perceptions of what is required. Data is not selected basing only on what company itself finds interesting; stakeholders’ information needs are reflected in the selection process, although, just like in the first question, not necessarily deliberately. Financial rationale is merely a criterion when choosing sustainability projects to work with; it does not define whether a company is focusing on sustainability in general.

  • 64.
    Amanze, Collins Nwakanma
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    B.K.A, Sondengam
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    An Analysis of Marketing Strategies of an Integrated Facility Services Company: The Case of ISS, Sweden2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    TOPIC: An Analysis of Marketing Strategies of an Integrated Facility Services Company: The Case of ISS, Sweden AUTHORS: Collins Nwakanma Amanze, Sondengam B.K.A SUPERVISOR: Anders Hederstierna COURSE: Master Thesis in Business Administration DEPARTMENT: School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden PROGRAMME: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) PURPOSE: The purpose of our research is to understand how Integrated Facility service companies (using ISS, Sweden as our focus) develop, plan and implement useful marketing strategies that are result orientated and in line with the triple bottom line which encompasses economic profitability,social awareness and environmental responsibility. METHOD: We used both primary and secondary data sources. The secondary data used were literature review to enable us understand the general concept on marketing strategies and what research has been conducted on our topic. The primary data source was mainly interview with our contact person at ISS. These methods are all geared towards answering our research questions. RESEARCH QUESTION: The research questions are: 1. What strategies are used by ISS? 2. What strategies (if any) are relevant for the possible growth of an integrated facility services company? 3. How can these strategies be used to yield expected results in form of environmental responsibility, profits and company growth? FINDINGS: From the research we conducted as well as the analysis we made, we were able to determine ISS marketing strategy and to also find out that their marketing strategies lead the organization towards their corporate vision of leading facility services globally. We also established the fact that since we studied only one integrated facility company which is ISS, our conclusions can not be generalized as a rule of thumb for every integrated facility service company due to several factors highlighted in the body of our thesis. Also, we stressed the importance of environmental management system for every integrated facility service company. This standard in our opinion, would not only proof that such a company is serious about corporate social responsibility, it would also help lead the organization towards the triple bottom line.

  • 65.
    Amara, Yasmina
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Business Intelligence Software Evaluation_Testing the SSAV Model2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Having the right information in the right place at the right time is fundamental although not easy for the making of significant business decisions and staying competitive. Competitive Intelligence CI allows the scanning of the environment, the recognition of risks and opportunities in the competitive arena and a better understanding of today & tomorrow's information requirements with the support of Business Intelligence BI Software. Choosing the right BI software is critical to increase productivity and effectiveness in the organization. At the same time a very elaborating and complex process due to the fact that numerous vendors exist on the market most of which are updated very rapidly besides most of BI software selection criteria already used are vague and not complete. It is also difficult to evaluate BI effectiveness as a tool in conjunction with supporting the CI cycle different phases. The objective of this study is to develop a model and test it on a small sample of BI vendors to support organizations in selecting the BI Software that best fits their business needs as well as differentiating between different vendors in this area while developing a reliable categorization. It is the answer to the criticism of criteria selected in other BI Software evaluations today. The major criticism is that software calling themselves BI only cover parts of the Intelligence Cycle. A comprehensive review on CI concepts, BI software functions along with previous BI software evaluations have been conducted in order to fulfill the first objective of the study (The model). Moreover, qualitative empirical study using the model developed was carried out to fulfill the other objectives by evaluating a chosen sample of BI software vendors. The study was able to develop what has been called the Solberg Søilen Amara Vriens Model for evaluating BI software after its authors, that consists of technological variables that covers the BI function along with the variables for measuring the level of CI Cycle phases support on a (5) point Likert scale. Subsequently, it tested the model on a limited sample of BI Software vendors. Moreover, the findings of the study also revealed that it is difficult to declare the most competitive BI software as what is good for one user might not be good for the other depending on their varied business needs. Furthermore, the study initiated a new classification of BI Software vendors depending on their support of the CI cycle phases and divided them into five categories including: Fully complete, Complete, Semi Complete, Incomplete and Insubstantial. Finally, the SSAV Model Together with some proposed non technological variables and the classification developed can be used as a user's selection foundation when deciding upon which BI Software to pursue.

  • 66. Amara, Yasmina
    et al.
    Søilen, Klaus Solberg
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Vriens, Dirk
    Jenster, Per
    Evaluating Business Intelligence Software: Testing the SSAV ModelECISKonferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Choosing the right Business Intelligence (BI) software is critical to increasing productivity and effectiveness in organizations today. At the same time it is a very elaborating and complex process to choose the right software due to the fact that a large number of BI products exist on the market, which are quite different and updated frequently. The objective of this study is to develop and test a model for the evaluation of BI Software. The findings of the study revealed that it is difficult to declare what is the most competitive BI software as what is good for one user might not be good for another depending on their different business needs. Having said that the study initiated a new classification of BI Software vendors depending on the degree to which they comply with the functions in the Competitive Intelligence (CI) cycle. The software tested was divided into five categories: Fully complete, Complete, Semi Complete, Incomplete and Insubstantial. We conclude that the SSAV (Solberg Søilen, Amara, Vriens) Model Together with some proposed non technological variables and a classification developed can be used as a user's selection tool for deciding which BI Software to purchase.

  • 67.
    Ambrus, Niklas
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Lundström, Peter
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Om personalförmåner motiverar de anställda2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Titel: Om personalförmåner motiverar de anställda Författare: Niklas Ambrus & Peter Lundström Handledare: Klaus Solberg Söilen Institution: Institutionen för Ekonomi, Management och Samhällsvetenskap, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Kurs: Kandidatarbete i företagsekonomi, 10 poäng. Hypotes: Personalförmåner motiverar inte de anställda Syfte: Med den här studien vill vi klargöra om det finns ett samband mellan anställdas motivation på revisionsbyråer och deras personalförmåner. Vi vill också utreda vad som ger de anställda hög arbetstillfredsställelse och motivation. Metod: Vi har valt att göra en kvantitativ surveyundersökning med frågeformulär som redskap för att samla in empirisk data. Formulären har sedan genererat statistisk data som analyserats och jämförts med de teorier vi valt att använda. Surveyundersökningen har genomförts på fem revisionsbyråer i östra Blekinge med fem eller fler anställda. Slutsats: I vår undersökning fann vi att personalförmåner inte motiverar de anställda, utan ses som en faktor för trivsel på arbetsplatsen. Vi fann alltså inget direkt samband mellan personalförmåner och motivation hos de anställda på revisionsbyråerna, utan det är andra faktorer som arbetsuppgiftens värde i sig, utvecklingsmöjligheter och lön som ger arbetstillfredsställelse och motivation. Däremot är trivsel viktigt för att inte skapa missnöje och otrivsel. Konklusion: Bekräftad

  • 68.
    Ameer, Irfan
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Javanmashmool, Maryam
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Javanmashmool, Amir
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Brand Value Creation Through Stakeholders2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    In this modern era of marketing, brand management is the widely discussed topic and has proved its importance in the 21st century. In the past, brand value was mainly associated with the customers only. However, recent researchers identified its importance into non- customer areas. Brand equity and brand value terms are discussed with special emphases on their relation with the relevant stakeholders. The main idea behind this research is to reflect stakeholders‘ relations and their role in the brand value creation for the energy companies in Pakistan. For this purpose, we have used Richard Jones (2005) ―Stakeholder model of brand value‖ which shows that brand value is not only created by the customers but also by the all other relevant stakeholders.

  • 69.
    Amponsah, Julliet
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Williams, Ben Kofi Nyarko
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Risk Control Systems in the Bankning Sector: A Case of Intercontinental Bank Ghana LTD2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Risk management as a component of the internal control mechanism of any organisation is as important as the reason for the existence of that organisation. This is because any organisation without a risk management system in place may as well not be in existence since they may lose the profit and the whole capital together. Every organisation needs to put in place risk management and internal control systems in order to achieve the ultimate objectives of the organisation. This research work sought to examine the implications of risk management, particularly the effectiveness of internal controls as a risk management tool in improving bank performance. Specifically to identify risk associated with providing banking services, to explore the viability of Intercontinental Bank’s internal control systems as risk management tool, to access the impact of internal control as risk management tool on IBG’s performance. The Financial Sector was chosen as according to information from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, the financial services sector contributed 56.7 percent by way of total assets to the gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of January 2008. This represented a significant growth from 31.9 percent at the end of December 31, 2005 and the sector is likely to be more prone to risk (Yeboah, 2008). Purposive sampling technique was used in choosing Intercontinental bank as a case study and also the availability of research information was considered. Employees of the bank were surveyed on various internal control mechanisms that must be in operation and their effectiveness. The management of the bank were also interviewed since they are the regulators, implementers and supervisors of those internal control systems. Some of the risk associated with providing banking services identified were: availability of organisational objectives, availability of competent staff, and provision of resources, risk management policies and technology. The findings showed that the bank was doing well in putting all the internal control mechanisms that must be in place and the supervision of the control mechanisms was quite strong. However, their weakest point was the allocations of resources to enable personell perform certain risk sensitive duties like advancing credit to customers in SME (small and Medium Scale) business category. It was recommended that risk management policies of the bank must be updated regularly to avoid them to getting irrelevant with time. Also, the bank must make the effort to resource all departments/units of the bank with the right number of experienced and trained staff for them to be able to carry out their task in a manner that avoids the occurrence of unnecessary risk.

  • 70.
    Andersson, Alexander
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Proof That Voluntary Corporate Responsibility Investments Does Not Affect Financial Returns When in the News2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the results of financial return analyses after 133 articles regarding social and environmental news were published in Svenska Dagbladet. During the period from 2006 to 2015 Swedish Large Cap companies were analysed after the news announcements, using the event study methodology. The study shows that abnormal returns were significant for only three events at the announcement date. A regression analysis shows that firms issuing ESG reports do not significantly have distinct returns from non-issuing firms when in the news. The study shows that firms producing consumer goods or services experienced 0.5 percent significant return differences compared to other firms in the pre-announcement period (two days). Findings also suggest that there are no significant differences between different industries when in the news regarding social and environmental aspects. An analysis of means shows no implications of differences regarding articles of: equality, employees, society or environment. This study concludes that voluntary corporate responsibility acts are not premiered when a firm is in the news regarding social or environmental events. 

  • 71.
    Andersson, Anna-Karin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Falck, Jennie
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Svensson, Jenny
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Varför team? En fallstudie på tre företag.2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    SAMMANFATTNING Problem: Det finns många tankar om organisationer och hur de ska styras. Förr handlade det om att styra företagets olika resurser för att uppnå lönsamhet. I dag krävs det mer av företagen och dess traditionella organisationsformer sätts på prov. För att utvecklas och framförallt kunna konkurrera i den allt mer föränderliga omgivningen krävs det att organisationerna är öppna för nya tankesätt. Det pågår en övergång från traditionella organisationer till processorienterade organisationer. Med detta följer ofta att team inrättas. Teamen har kommit att bli grunden i de processorienterade organisationerna. Utifrån detta vill vi veta varför organisationer har infört team? Hur styr organisationen teamen? Har förväntningarna uppfyllts? Syfte: Syftet med uppsatsen är att vi ur ett ledningsperspektiv vill beskriva varför företag har infört team, hur de har utformat dem och hur de styrs. Vi vill även se om det finns indikationer på överensstämmelse mellan förväntningar och verklighet. Metod: Vi har valt att göra en kvalitativ studie då vi vill beskriva en händelse. En fallstudie passar oss bäst då vi vill få en djupare förståelse för vad införandet av team har inneburit. Slutsats: Organisationerna inför team för att de vill öka lönsamheten och motivationen hos de anställda. Införandet av team leder till att medarbetarna får större ansvar och det ökar deras motivation. Detta leder i sin tur till att företaget kan öka sin flexibilitet, kostnadseffektivitet och leveranssäkerhet. Dessa tre är faktorer som kan påverka lönsamheten.

  • 72.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Blomkvist, Nina
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Lamevski, Goce
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Kartläggning och utvärdering av utbildningar: en svaghet i företag?2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Kurs: Kandidatuppsats 41-60p, våren - 2002, Företagsekonomi Titel: Kartläggning och utvärdering av utbildningar - en svaghet i företag? Författare: Annika Andersson , Nina Blomkvist och Goce Lamevski Handledare: Göran Alsén, IEM, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Syfte: Vårt syfte med uppsatsen är att beskriva och skapa förståelse för vilka faktorer som ligger bakom hur företag kartlägger utbildningsbehov, vilka utvärderingsmetoder som används samt hur effekter kan tydliggöras i organisationen. Vidare är syftet att efter studien kunna bemöta den kritik som vi tar upp i problemdiskussionen. Metod: Vi har i denna studie använt oss av semistrukturerade, kvalitativa intervjuer med utbildningsansvariga inom telecombranschen. Slutsats: I vår studie har vi kommit fram till att företag lägger ner, ett till synes noggrant arbete med att karlägga behov för utbildning, i kontrast till den kritik som har framhållits av forskare. Vidare har vi funnit att företag främst använder sig av enkäter vid utvärderingsprocessen, samt att syftet med utvärderingen i första hand, verkar vara att förbättra kommande utbildningar. Vad gäller att tydliggöra effekter av utbildningar, har vi uppmärksammat att den dynamiska miljön kan vara en förklarande faktor till varför inte företag lägger ner mer tid och resurser på detta moment. Vi har gjort tolkningen att tillverkande företag, i större bemärkelse än tjänsteföretag, har möjlighet att genom kunskapsprövning, utläsa effekter av utbildning.

  • 73.
    Andersson, Carina
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Lilja, Pia
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Carlsson, Annika
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Internprissättning2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Vi har kommit fram till att KMT RS syfte med att använda internpriser är: att öka kostnadsmedvetenheten hos personalen, att fördela kostnader, att få fram ett externt timpris samt att ge styreffekt. Detta för med sig en lägre resursförbrukning och förbättrade underlag för vardagliga beslut. Internprissättningen kan ha både positiva och negativa effekter. Genom vår fallstudie har vi dock lärt oss att vårt fallföretag inte utnyttjar internprissättningens fördelar till fullo. En anledning kan vara att ingen ur personalen lägger fokus på förändring och utveckling av internpriset. Ytterligare en anledning kan vara att företagsledning p.g.a. alla ägarbyten valt att se företaget i stort i stället för att fokusera på och bryta ner den interna verksamheten. Vår uppfattning är att företaget inte verkar medvetna om internprisets möjligheter i stort och vi misstänker att detta är ett fenomen som finns inom flera företag.

  • 74.
    Andersson, David
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Luthander, Emma
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Varför arbetar ledare obetald övertid? – En studie om belöningssystem och motivation2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Syfte: Syftet med uppsatsen är att belysa varför ledare arbetar obetald övertid och ifall icke finansiella belöningssystem motiverar detta fenomen samt att redogöra för andra drivkrafter som får ledarna att arbeta mer än normal arbetstid. Metod: I denna uppsats har en kvalitativ ansats använts för att studera vad som motiverar ledare till att arbeta övertid utan ersättning. Respondenterna som deltagit i studien var ledare i olika led inom Coop Butiker och Stormarknader. Intervjuer med ledarna har utförts för att på bästa sätt undersöka respondenternas åsikter och värderingar om belöningssystemens påverkan på övertidsarbete och motivation. Slutsatser: Resultaten från vår studie visar att övertid existerar i olika mån och att all övertid är obetald, och motiveras på grund av åtskilliga anledningar. Undersökningen visade även att ledarna vilka innehade mer ansvar var de som arbetade flest obetalda övertidstimmar. Det visade sig att det råder en diversifierad åsikt ifall de finansiella eller icke finansiella belöningssystemen var det som motiverade mest dock konstaterades det att lönen sågs som en självklarhet hos flertalet av respondenterna och att icke finansiella belöningar kan vara en del utav det som motiverade ledarna till att arbeta obetald övertid. Motivationen till den obetalda övertiden kom främst från möjligheter att utvecklas, uppmärksamhet och bekräftelser från kollegor samt positionen ledarna hade inom organisationen. Vi ser därför ett samband mellan det obetalda övertidsarbetet och de icke finansiella belöningssystemen som råder på arbetsplatsen.

  • 75.
    Andersson, Emely
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Någård, Helena
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    E-learning: en form för kompetensutveckling?2001Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Titel: E-learning - en form för kompetensutveckling? Författare: Emely Andersson Helena Någård Handledare: Anders Nilsson Institution:Institutionen för Ekonomi och Management Blekinge Tekniska Högskolan Kurs: Magisterarbete i företagsekonomi, EFE 610 Syfte: Syftet med uppsatsen är att kartlägga de faktorer som ligger till grund vid valet av e-learning som kompetensutvecklingsform samt vilka olika verktyg av e-learning som finns. Metod: Insamlingen av data har skett genom både personliga intervjuer och e-mail intervjuer med företag som använder någon form av e-learning i sin verksamhet. Vi har också varit i kontakt med sakkunniga som har erfarenhet av e-learning för att få ett bredare perspektiv på området. Slutsats: Slutsatsen vi har dragit är att det beror på flera olika faktorer om e-learning passar in i företaget och varje företag måste utvärdera dessa faktorer. Genom att titta på olika företag har vi hittat vissa gemensamma faktorer hos dessa företag. Huvudfaktorerna som har störst betydelse för om e-learning passar in i företaget är personalen, kostnaderna och vilka kunskaper det är som skall förmedlas. Personalen är viktig att ta hänsyn till eftersom det är personalen som ska ta del av kompetensutvecklingen. Kostnader är alltid viktiga för företagen att ta hänsyn till, en bedömning av vad alternativen kostar i jämförelse med e-learning. Vi anser att det inte är all kunskap som går att förmedla via e-learning därför måste denna faktor också beaktas innan beslut fattas. Det finns också ett antal bifaktorer som har en viss betydelse dock inte lika stor som huvudfaktorerna. Bifaktorerna är organisationsstruktur, ledning, teknik, flexibilitet och arbetsmiljö. Abstract Title: E-learning - a form for competence development? Authors: Emely Andersson Helena Någård Tutor: Anders Nilsson Department: Department of Business and Management Blekinge Institute of Technology Course: Master thesis in Business Administration, EFE 610 Purpose: Our purpose with this thesis is to study what factors that are important when the company should decide if they should use e-learning as a form for competence development. Also to see what diffrent kinds of e-learning that can be used. Approach: We gathered the data we needed through interviews with companies that use some form of e-learning today. To get a vider perspective on the subject we also got in touch with experts who have a lot of experience of education and competence development. Results: There are several different factors that affects the choice if e-learning should be used for competence development in the company. The main factors are the employees, the costs and the knowledge that is to be spread. The employees are important because it?s them who shall take part of the competence development. Costs are always important for companies and they need to look at the alternatives to e-learning and what diffrent costs there are. We think that not all knowledge can?t be spread trough e-learning, therefor the decisionmakers must consider what kind of knowledge the competence development is about. There are also other facotors that are important but not as important as the main factors. This factors are structure of the organisation, management, technic, flexibility and work environment.

  • 76.
    Andersson, Jessica
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Gunnarsson, Nina
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Argument för och emot privat sjukvård2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Title: Argument in favour of and against private health care – A scenario for a future health care with a possibly new Government Authors: Jessica Andersson, Nina Gunnarsson Supervisor: Thomas Danborg Department: School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology Course: Bachelor’s thesis in Business Administration, 10 credits Purpose: To describe the problem with privatizing of the health care by analyse the arguments in favour of and against private health care and describe a scenario about a future health care with a possibly new Government. Method: Qualitative Grounded theory method, categorizing secondary facts in order to get the complete picture. Results: The market for private health care will increase by a possibly new Government

  • 77. Andersson, Katrin
    Utvärdering av Projektet Nätverk Aspö2007Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Projektet Nätverk Aspö har bedrivits under tiden januari 2004 till december 2005. Hösten 2005 beslutades att en extern utvärdering av projektet skulle utföras. Ett beslut som fattades av Näringslivsenheten, Karlskrona kommun tillsammans med projektets finansiärer. Utvärderingen fokuserar dels om projektet lyckats nå uppsatta mål, dels hur projektdeltagarna upplevt projektet samt vilken betydelse det har haft för deltagarna att ingå i projektet. Utfallet av utvärderingen ska användas som utgångspunkt för bildandet av nya nätverk gällande kvinnliga företagare i Karlskrona kommun.

  • 78.
    Andersson, Katrin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Kristiansson, Eleonor Björklund och Sara
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    The importance of economy and emotions for temporary workers' striving towards permanent work2003Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Temporary employees enjoy the varying work that the temp branch can give them. That is why they stay in the business. Affinity with colleagues, aspirations to personal development, higher wages and participation in social events in a company are reasons for them to appreciate a permanent work. We are able to conclude that social relationships not are of greater importance to work satisfaction than income and standard of living.

  • 79.
    Andersson, Katrin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Larsson, Camilla
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Svennarp, Anja
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    IT-företagens syn på betydelsen av Social kompetens vid rekrytering till olika tjänster2000Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Sammanfattning Titel: IT-företagens syn på betydelsen av social kompetens vid rekrytering till olika tjänster. Författare: Katrin Andersson, Camilla Larsson och Anja Svennarp Handledare: Göran Alsén och Eva Wittbom Problem: Det finns både forskare och författare som uttalar sig om att social kompetens blir allt viktigare som ett krav vid anställning. Kan det finnas ett mönster i hur viktig social kompetens är för IT-företag som använder sig mycket av teamwork? · Hur stor betydelse har den sociala kompetensen vid rekrytering till olika tjänster i IT-företag? Syfte: Att skapa en klarare bild av IT-företagens syn på betydelsen av social kompetens vid rekrytering till olika tjänster. · Huvudsyftet är att se hur IT-företagen prioriterar social kompetens i förhållande till utbildning, betyg och arbetslivserfarenhet mellan tjänsterna programmerare, systemutvecklare och säljare. · Delsyftet är att skapa förståelse för hur rekryteringsprocessen går till i IT-företagen för att kunna fånga den sociala kompetensens betydelse vid rekrytering. Metod: För att kunna nå vårt syfte har vi använt oss av en kvantitativ metod, utförd på individnivå. Undersökningen har genomförts genom telefonintervjuer med en enkät som underlag. Slutsats: Social kompetens är viktigare hos säljaren än hos programmeraren och systemutvecklaren. Däremot arbetar programmeraren och systemutvecklaren mer i team än vad säljaren gör. Extern rekrytering är det som mestadels förekommer och den personliga kontakten har stor betydelse vid rekrytering. Vanligtvis deltar tre personer från företaget i rekryteringsprocessen. De små företagen använder rekryteringskonsulter och test mindre än de större företagen.

  • 80.
    Andersson, Maria
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Ramos-Reid, Rachel
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Core competence – definition and dynamics in the not: for- profit sector2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Core competence as a concept has been implemented and studied within the for-profit sector for some decades. The concept is used to understand, develop and sustain competitive advantage and, in contrast to purely market oriented strategies, takeoff from the internal unique strengths within organizations. There exists almost no research on or use of the core competence concept within the non-profit sector. However leaders and decision-makers at non-profit organizations are also challenged to develop their organizations, either to be relevant for its target group or to compete for funding. Doing this without renouncing on the mission and core values requires appropriate strategies and a well-developed compass. The concept of core competence is anticipated to contribute to such processes. This thesis sets out to study whether the concept of core competence can be identified within the sector, and if so, how it can be described and how it is linked to associated concepts, and particularly, how the model for this proposed by Ljungquist (2008, 2010) can be applied. The thesis also explores how the concept of core competence is linked to non-profit sector specific characteristics, more specifically in what way core competence is related to the mission of the organization and how resources unique to non-profit organizations like members, volunteers and supporters possibly contribute to core competence. Finally, the notion of a special added value (Weerawardena and Mort, 2001; Wijkström and Malmborg, 2005) among NPOs will be discussed in relation to core competence as defined by the NPOs included in this paper. The thesis is based on a multiple-case study that includes two national organizations in Sweden and two local organizations in Canada. Findings indicate that core competence exists within the four organizations and that it is linked to each organization’s mission. Also, it is indicated that resources are linked not only by its utilization of, but also by its contribution, to core competence. In other aspects, core competence and its associated concepts identified concur with models developed for the for-profit sector. The characteristics of support mechanisms, like systems, routines, capacities and communication are similar as well as other competencies that have the characteristics of development and adaptation.

  • 81.
    Andersson, Marielle
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Overton-Fox, Sirpa
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Tjänsteorganisationers motiverande och värdeskapande förmåga, utifrån värdebokslutets idéer.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsens syfte är att analysera hur värdebokslut kan leda till att motivera medarbetare för att öka värdeskapande i tjänsteorganisationer i avsikt att säkerställa framtida överlevnad samt att undersöka vad det kan resultera i. Syftet består vidare av att jämföra tjänsteorganisationer och därefter redogöra för i vilken betydelse det har för värdeskapandet i vilken grad arbetet enligt värdebokslutets idéer sker. Vi har använt oss av den kvalitativa metoden för att genomföra undersökningen. Studien är genomförd med hjälp av intervjuer samt relevant litteratur inom området. Vår studie visar att i värdebokslutsorganisationer är organisationens värderingar, medarbetarnas möjlighet till utveckling samt dialog och kommunikation viktiga för att skapa motivation och vara värdeskapande. Graden av arbetet enligt värdebokslutets idéer har visat sig ha betydelse för värdeskapandet i organisationen.

  • 82.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Bjerke, Lina
    Karlsson, Charlie
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Import flows: extraregional linkages stimulating renewal of regional sectors?2013Inngår i: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, nr 12, s. 2999-3017Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We examine the role of regional import flows for renewal of regional industries. The hypothesis is that imports stimulate renewal of local industries by being vehicles for technology diffusion and means by which local firms can exploit advantages of global specialisation. We find robust and positive relationships between high-quality imports and renewal of regional exports, where the latter are measured by the introduction of novel export products of local firms. Connectedness to international markets via import networks appears to be a stimulus for the renewal of regional exports.

  • 83.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Klaesson, Johan
    Jönköping International Business School, SWE.
    Larsson, Johan
    Jönköping International Business School, SWE.
    How Local are Spatial Density Externalities? Neighbourhood Effects in Agglomeration Economies2016Inngår i: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 50, nr 6, s. 1082-1095Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The geographic scale at which density externalities operate is analysed in this paper. Using geocoded high-resolution data, the analysis is focused on exogenously determined within-city squares (‘neighbourhoods’) of 1 km2. The analysis confirms a city-wide employment density–wage elasticity and an economically significant density–wage elasticity at the neighbourhood level that attenuate sharply with distance. Panel estimates over 20 years suggest a neighbourhood density–wage elasticity of about 3%, while the city-wide elasticity is about 1%. It is argued that the neighbourhood level is more prone to capture learning, e.g. through knowledge and information spillovers. This interpretation is supported by (1) significantly larger neighbourhood elasticities for university educated workers and (2) sharper attenuation with distance of the effect for such workers.

  • 84.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Koster, Sierdjan
    University of Groningen, NLD.
    Local industry structure as a resource-base for entrepreneurship: Implications for smart specialization strategies2016Inngår i: The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation, Taylor and Francis , 2016, s. 39-56Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 85.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Larsson, Johan P.
    Lund Univ, CIRCLE, Box 118, S-22100 Lund, Sweden.;JIBS, Dept Econ Finance & Stat, Ctr Entrepreneurship & Spatial Econ CEnSE, Jonkoping, Sweden.;Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Local entrepreneurship clusters in cities2016Inngår i: Journal of Economic Geography, ISSN 1468-2702, E-ISSN 1468-2710, Vol. 16, nr 1, s. 39-66Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We show that entrepreneurs are co-located within cities. One plausible source of such spatial clustering is local social interactions, where individuals' decisions to become entrepreneurs are influenced by entrepreneurial neighbors. Using geo-coded matched employer-employee data for Sweden, we find that sharing residential neighborhood with established entrepreneurs has a statistically significant and robust influence on the probability that an individual leaves employment for entrepreneurship. An otherwise average neighborhood with a 5% point higher entrepreneurial intensity, all else equal, produces between six and seven additional entrepreneurs per square kilometer, each year. Our estimates suggest a local feedback-effect in which the presence of established entrepreneurs in a neighborhood influences the emergence of new local entrepreneurs. Our analysis supports the conjecture that social interaction effects constitute a mechanism by which local entrepreneurship clusters in cities develop and persist over time.

  • 86.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Larsson, Johan
    University of Cambridge, GBR.
    Wernberg, Joakim
    Lunds universitet, SWE.
    The economic microgeography of diversity and specialization externalities: firm-level evidence from Swedish cities2019Inngår i: Research Policy, ISSN 0048-7333, E-ISSN 1873-7625Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We employ finely geo-coded firm-level panel data to assess the long-standing question whether agglomeration economies derive from specialization (within-industry), diversity (between-industry) or overall density. Rather than treating the city as a single unit, we focus our analysis on how the inner industry structures of cities influence firm-level productivity. Our results illustrate the co-existence of several externalities that differ in their spatial distribution and attenuation within cities. First, we find robust positive effects of neighborhood-level specialization on TFP as well as a small effect of diversity at the same fine spatial level. These effects are highly localized and dissipate beyond the immediate within-city neighborhood level. Second, we also find that firms benefit from the overall density of the wider city. The results emphasize the relevance of “opening up” cities to study the workings of their inner organization and support the idea that location in a within-city industry cluster in a diversified and dense city boosts productivity. © 2019

  • 87.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Larsson, Johan
    Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, SWE.
    Wernberg, Joakim
    Lunds universitet, SWE.
    Urban preferences, amenities and age: Exploring the spatial distribution of age in Stockholm from 1991 to 20112018Inngår i: Regional Science Policy & Practice, E-ISSN 1757-7802, Vol. 10, nr 4, s. 367-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Cities exhibit a rich and complex heterogeneity in people and activities. This poses a sizable challenge for planners when planning new neighbourhoods or the reconstruction of old ones as well as when considering the allocation of supply of and demand for amenities, e.g. kindergartens or health facilities. However, individual preferences may also exhibit common denominators that may provide structure to this heterogeneity. One such denominator is age. In this paper we introduce the concept of neighbourhood age, defined as the mean age of people living in exogenously defined squares of 1km2 in a city. We use highly disaggregated geocoded data to map how the spatial distribution of neighbourhood age changes over a 20-year period from 1991 to 2011 in the city of Stockholm, Sweden. We then test the correlation between neighbourhood age and two categories of urban amenities: supply of local consumption amenities and distance to the city's central business district (CBD). The paper presents three main findings: First, neighbourhood age changes and polarizes significantly over the observed period, suggesting that different age groups are concentrating in different parts of the city. Second, there is a rejuvenation in the central parts of the city but also in more distant clusters of amenities. Third, over a long-term perspective, the results suggest that local clusters of consumption amenities outside the inner city may become increasingly attractive to younger people. Our conclusion is that neighbourhood age and age-related patterns over time provides a tool for planners to better understand the spatial distribution of age-related demand. © 2018 The Author(s). Regional Science Policy and Practice © 2018 RSAI

  • 88.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Lavesson, Niclas
    Lunds Universitet, Centre for Innovation Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), SWE.
    Niedomysl, Thomas
    Lunds Universitet, SWE.
    Rural to urban long-distance commuting in Sweden: Trends, characteristics and pathways2018Inngår i: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 59, s. 67-77Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The rise of ICT and the shift toward jobs with more flexibility in working hours and places of work sparked popular debates about potential for a ‘rural renaissance’. A key argument was that there are increasing possibilities to live in the countryside while being employed in large cities. This paper uses data spanning two decades to examine trends in and characteristics of employee–employer ties between rural and urban areas in Sweden. Our main results suggest that rural-to-urban long-distance commuting is rapidly increasing, but not as fast as commuting flows elsewhere. Compared to the rural population at large, rural residents working in large cities constitute a strongly selected group of workers who are well paid, have long educations, are young and also have advanced knowledge-intensive occupations. Only about 30 percent of those who become rural-to-urban long-distance commuters have moved from urban areas; the vast majority constitute those who already lived in rural areas before starting to commute to urban areas. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd

  • 89.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Lööf, Hans
    Small business innovation: firm level evidence from Sweden2012Inngår i: Journal of Technology Transfer, ISSN 0892-9912, E-ISSN 1573-7047, Vol. 37, nr 5, s. 732-754Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines innovation among very small firms and provides new insights into both internal and external determinants of patenting. Applying a non-linear panel data approach to about 160,000 observations on manufacturing firms in Sweden for the period 2000-2006, the following facts emerge: (i) in contrast to larger firms, innovation in micro firms with 1-10 employees is not sensitive to variation in internal financial resources, (ii) skilled labour is even more important for innovation among micro firms compared to other firms, (iii) affiliation to a domestically owned multinational enterprise group increases the innovation capacity of small businesses, (iv) small firms' innovation is closely linked to participation in international trade and exports to the G7-countries, and (v) there is no statistically significant evidence that proximity to metropolitan areas, or presence in a specialized cluster, increases the innovativeness of the smallest firm

  • 90.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Waldenström, Daniel
    Ecole d'Economie de Paris, FRA.
    Hernando de Soto: recipient of the 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research2017Inngår i: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, s. 1-8Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is given to Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima, Peru. Over the last 30 years, Hernando de Soto has been a world-leading intellectual engaged in academic and public policy discussions on global development. He has made substantial contributions to our understanding of the informal economy and of the importance of property rights to unleash entrepreneurship and alleviate poverty and underdevelopment. His contributions have led to a new and better understanding of the role played by institutions in supporting entrepreneurship, especially in the Third World. Hernando de Soto’s work has also had major influences on policy worldwide, both in terms of conceptual understanding and practical policy measures. © 2017 The Author(s)

  • 91.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Weiss, Jan Frederic
    External Trade and Internal Geography: Local Export Spillovers by Industry Characteristics and Firm Size2012Inngår i: Spatial Economic Analysis, ISSN 1742-1772, E-ISSN 1742-1780, Vol. 7, nr 4, s. 420-445Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Exporting firms in a region may reduce export entry costs for other local firms either through market or non-market interactions. This paper tests this proposition by analyzing whether the probability of exporting among Swedish firms is positively associated with the local presence of exporters in their region and industry. Our results support this conjecture, while also providing some support for such export spillovers being more important in contract-intensive industries and small firms. The results for different industries and size-classes of firms are also sensitive to whether we focus on firms' export status or restrict the sample to export starters.

  • 92.
    Andersson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Xiao, Jing
    Acquisitions of start-ups by incumbent businesses A market selection process of "high-quality" entrants?2016Inngår i: Research Policy, ISSN 0048-7333, E-ISSN 1873-7625, Vol. 45, nr 1, s. 272-290Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We analyze the frequency and nature by which new firms are acquired by established businesses. Acquisitions are often considered to reflect a technology transfer process and to also constitute one way in which a "symbiosis" between new technology-based firms (NTBFs) and established businesses is realized. Using a micro-level dataset for Sweden in which we follow new entrants up to 18 years after entry, we show that acquisitions of recent start-ups are rare and restricted to a small group of entrants with defining characteristics. Estimates from competing risks models show that acquired start-ups, in particular by multinational enterprises (MNEs), stand out from entrants that either remain independent or exit by being much more likely to be spin-offs operating in high-tech sectors, having strong technological competence, and having weak internal financial resources. Our overall findings support the argument that acquisitions primarily concern NTBFs in market contexts where entry costs are large, access to finance is important and incumbents have valuable complementary capabilities and resources. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 93.
    Andersson, Niclas
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Åkesson, Hnerik
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Fakulteten för teknikvetenskaper, Institutionen för industriell ekonomi.
    Increased gross profits fromintangible and tangible assets: From a modular product’s perspective2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 poäng / 30 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    The world and its economy is going through countless and significant changes. Intangible assets are one of these changes due to the economy and the society have a higher demand for information than before. Nevertheless, tangible assets are still important assets within the economy since no economy will function without tangible assets. Intangible assets and tangible assets can contribute to that a business is gaining competitive advantages and thereby, increasing the level of profits.

    The focal study has been performed at Sweco Environment AB and aims to investigate how intangible assets and tangible assets contribute to increased gross profits within a specific service industry, where a modular product can be implemented. A modular product wasinvestigated in order to find differences and similarities which can affect a business’ opportunities to generate increased gross profit. The focal study is limited to a modular product and a specific industry, where it can be applied. In order to perform the focal study, scientific articles, books and reports have been utilised to form a foundation of the theoretical framework. The theoretical framework consists of sustainability, modularity and economics. Subsequently, a combination of a qualitative and quantitative research has been conducted. The qualitative research included observations and semi-structured interviews with experienced participants within the field. The quantitative research contained archival records with annual financial statements and balance sheets of private corporations within the Swedish market. The archival records were used in order to perform the econometric analysis.

    The results from the observations and interviews demonstrated a holistic picture of the nonmodular product and the modular product. The main differences were found within the process from customer order to utilisation and the leasing option for the modular product. The econometric analysis which was performed in the specific service industry indicated that tangible assets were not statistically significant meanwhile, intangible assets were statistically significant. A 1 % increase in intangible assets contribute to 0.088 % increase in gross profit per employee. By investing in intangible assets does not only contribute to increased gross profits, it can also lead to competitive advantages.

  • 94.
    Andersson, Sarah
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Cejie, Magnus
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Svensson, Karin
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Svenska e-handelsföretags applikationer och intäktsmodeller2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att beskriva vilka av de applikationer och intäktsmodeller, som litteraturen rekommenderar, som används av svenska e-handelsföretag och varför de har valt att använda, eller inte använda, just dessa.

  • 95.
    Andersson, Therese
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Team: förväntningar och uppfattningar ur olika perspektiv2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns idag få och i framtiden kanske ännu färre uppgifter som är av sådan karaktär att endast en person bäst löser dem. Det krävs som regel något slags samarbete, ofta i form av arbete i grupp eller arbetslag. I denna rapport har jag undersökt hur teamarbete uppfattas på arbetsplatsen, samt vilka förväntningar medarbetarna har över teamet och om dessa har uppfyllts. För att ta reda på min frågeställning har använt mig av en kvalitativ metod eftersom jag vill undersöka individers personliga förväntningar och uppfattningar om begreppet team. En fallstudie på tre olika företag har genomförts i form av intervjuer med produktionschef och teammedarbetare på respektive företag. Intervjuerna är semistrukturerade med öppna frågor. Genom min undersökning kom jag fram till att begreppet team uppfattas som något positivt av alla de personer jag intervjuade. Anledningen till varför är till exempel för att man hjälper varandra mycket, det är större frihet och många uppfattar det som roligt att ha företagets förtroende. Företagen uppfattar det också som något positivt då de får ut mycket av teamen i sig, att de når framgång rent kostnadsmässigt samt att de har nått upp till de mål som finns. Förväntningarna över teamen är många. Företagen hade mest förväntningar vad gäller att spara pengar, både administrativt och i produktionen. Ett företag utmärkte sig dock och menade att medarbetarna är viktigaste. Deras förväntningar var att personalen skulle lyfta sig och känna ansvar och förtroende för företaget. Samtliga av dessa förväntningar har uppfyllts. Teammedarbetarna hade andra förväntningar än företagen. De trodde det skulle bli lättare och bättre att arbeta, att de skulle veta lite vad alla gör, att hjälpas åt när och där det behövs och att det skulle bli bättre sammanhållning i grupperna. Samtliga av dessa har uppfyllts. Vissa hade dock inga förväntningar alls, eller i alla fall inga positiva. I dessa fall har inte förväntningarna uppfylls, då det blivit bättre än de förväntat sig.

  • 96.
    Andersson, Veronica
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Larsson, Ulrika
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Saranovic, Amra
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Delat ledarskap – En utvärdering av de verkliga effekterna2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Vårt syfte med uppsatsen är att ur ett ledningsperspektiv se vilka verkliga effekter delat ledarskap leder till. Vi vill utvärdera om de av ledningen förväntade effekterna leder till de verkliga effekterna vi kunde se. Metod: Vi har använt oss av kvalitativ metod för att få en djup inblick i de verkliga effekterna i det delade ledarskapet. Vi har först tagit reda på vilka effekter ledarna ville uppnå, för att sedan göra en utvärdering varpå vi visar de verkliga effekter som uppstått. För att utföra detta har vi använt oss av ett antal fallstudier. Slutsats: Vi kan inte entydigt säga att de av ledningen planerade effekterna har uppnåtts i de organisationer vi har undersökt. Vi kan se att dessa delvis har infriats men på ett komplext vis och på bekostnad av andra effekter. Vi menar att problematiken ligger i att ledningen inte helt och hållet erhållit de avsiktligt planerade effekterna i någon av de organisationerna vi undersökt. Vi har även ställt oss frågan om vi tydligt kan separera effekterna helt och hållet från varandra eller om de är integrerade i varandra så att vi inte kan utesluta vare sig den ena eller andra. Men vi kan konstatera att dessa effekter som inte alltid är kostnadsfria troligtvis inte hade utvunnits utan delat ledarskap. Vi menar att ett välkoordinerat delat ledarskap kan uppnå önskade effekter. Förutsättningen för att de önskade effekterna skall uppnås är att ledningen är uppmärksam på de effekter de önskar och lyfter fram dem till ett synligt och medvetet utvecklingsläge.

  • 97.
    Andersson, Veronica
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Wernersson, Cecilia
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Institutionen för ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap.
    Individuell lönesättning som styrmedel: en jämförelse mellan praktiken och några teoretiskt fastställda faktorer.2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Oppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Syftet är att se om de verksamheter som säger att de tillämpar individuell lönesättning, verkligen gör det? Metod: Vi har valt att göra en uppsats med både kvantitativ och kvalitativ inriktning. Underlaget för undersökningen har varit intervjuer med 19 respondenter i fyra olika verksamheter. Slutsatser: I tre av de fyra fall vi undersökt kan vi konstatera att den individuella lönesättningen inte fungerar.

  • 98.
    Andoh, Mavis
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEADERSHIP STYLE AND SAFETY CLIMATE: A CASE STUDY OF GOLDFIELDS GHANA LIMITED, TARKWA-CIL PLANT2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    The management of efficient and effective work place safety in order to reduce occupational accidents is one of the paramount interests of stakeholders of the mining industry. Leadership behavior is an important factor in achieving safety performance in an organization. An organization’s leadership style can be the cause of accidents and incidents at the workplace. The way in which safety and health is led and integrated into an organization can impact significantly on wellbeing at work, including addressing problems of worker absence through ill-health. The overall goal of the research is to identify different dimensions of leadership style that have influence on safety climate in general and be able to determine the relationship between the two. In this study, the research questions are addressed in order to study the relationship between leadership style and safety climate. Two questionnaires were used to gather data from employees at the Goldfields Ghana Limited, CIL Plant, comprising supervisors (leaders), technicians (subordinates). The study used the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) formulated from Bass and Avolio’s (1997) Full Range Leadership Development Theory to determine leadership style within the organization and the Nordic Occupational Safety Climate Questionnaire (NOSACQ-50) to determine the safety climate. The relationship indicated that Transformational Leadership styles correlated with a better safety climate than Transactional Leadership style. The study identified the leadership style that contribute to good safety environment thereby paving way to how safety performance can be improved at Goldfields Ghana Limited which may result in increase in revenue and maximization of shareholders value.

  • 99.
    ANJAM, ZESHAN
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    BOARD STRUCTURE AND CEO COMPENSATION2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the relationship between board structure (non executive directors, executive directors and independent non executive directors) and CEO compensation, in the context of an emerging and developing economy of Pakistan in year 2009. Most of the previous studies about board structure and CEO compensation are based in developed economies but this study is about a developing and emerging economy Pakistan and possibly this attempt will contributes to literature. Data for 86 listed firms from Lahore stock exchange, Pakistan has been used for year 2009. The findings show that board size and percentage of independent non executive directors have negative relation but insignificant effect upon CEO compensation. Other variables like percentage of non executive directors and percentage of executive directors have positive relation but these variables do not significantly affect CEO compensation in Pakistani companies.

  • 100.
    Anjorin, Joshua Adetunji
    et al.
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Ravi, Poornima Vandhana
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för management.
    Business Models: Assessment of the dynamic aspects and non-dynamic aspects2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Oppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to identify and also compare dynamic issues in different business models. Findings: The thesis explored seven components of the business model including goals, scope, key activities, key resources, value proposition, customer relationship and channels. It thoroughly assessed how the sensing, seizing and transforming capabilities of the firm could be used to bring dynamism to each component and to the overall organisation’s business model. A review of the practical circumstances of three big corporations was conducted. The results included the discovery of interconnectivity and mutual dependence of the business model components, as well as some potentially linear and iterative relationships. Some components were found to foster dynamism, while some others were discovered to have the potential to impede dynamism. While the complexity and diversity of organisations’ business models was recognized, a simple framework for a dynamic business model was formulated. Research Implications: This research contributes to the understanding of dynamism of business models especially in regards to the dynamic and non-dynamic aspects of individual components. It also further highlights the need for further research on how organisations can practically make their business models dynamic through exploiting their dynamic capabilities. Practical Implications: These findings could be applied to multinationals in various industries. While companies of all sizes and in all industries could also find it useful, it should be noted that the empirical studies were conducted on multinationals. The findings could be useful in mapping out the business models through components that are easy to understand and assessing their related aspects of dynamism. Thus managers should be able to identify components of the business model that fosters dynamism, those that could hamper dynamism and how their dynamic capabilities could be exploited. Key Words: Business Model Innovation, Dynamic Capabilities, Strategy

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