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Blomkvist, P., Hallin, A. & Lindell, E. (2018). Metod för företagsekonomer: Uppsats enligt 4-stegsmodellen (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metod för företagsekonomer: Uppsats enligt 4-stegsmodellen
2018 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Uppsats enligt 4-stegsmodellen

I den här boken får du hjälp genom hela uppsatsprocessen – från forskningsidé och problemformulering till färdig text. Boken bygger på 4-stegsmodellen, som består av att problemformulera, undersöka, producera och leverera. Genom de fyra stegen i uppsatsprocessen arbetar du successivt fram alltmer färdiga utkast. Den grundläggande principen är att det mest effektiva sättet att komma framåt i arbetet är genom att skriva och presentera dessa utkast.

Att skriva uppsats är ett hantverk och boken innehåller en genomgång av de viktigaste vetenskapliga verktyg du behöver använda för att kunna göra medvetna val för just din uppsats.

Boken vänder sig i första hand till dig som ska skriva en uppsats i företagsekonomi på kandidat-, magister- eller masternivå. Men den fungerar också för dig som skriver uppsats inom andra samhällsvetenskapliga ämnen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018. p. 186 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41033 (URN)9789144120638 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-13 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, D., Blomkvist, P., Karpouzoglou, T. & Lawhon, M. (2018). The city beyond the network. In: : . Paper presented at ”Engaging vulnerability”, Swedish Anthropological Association (SANT)and Finnish Anthropological Society (FAS), Uppsala ,19-21 April, 2018..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The city beyond the network
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Historically, the modern infrastructure ideal has dominated the imagination of urbanists. As a consequence, cities and their infrastructures of pipes, roads, wires and trams, have largely been built in the same way all over world. Or have they? Recent urban scholarship suggests that cities and their modes of service provision needs to be re-envisaged, especially in the global South, not just through the lens of the ’situated’ but through disentangling it from the modernist framing altogether. The multilayered challenges - including new types of vulnerabilities of technology and users - experienced by cityregions worldwide imply that a new thought-model is called for. This paper picks up the concept of ‘Heterogeneous Infrastructure Configuration’ (HIC) suggested by Lawhon, Nilsson, Silver, Erntson and Lwasa (2017). In somewhat speculative fashion we go on to hypothesise that Stockholm, Nairobi and Kampala are at interesting historical junctures in terms of conceiving infrastructures and how they distribute power and risk across user spectrums. Are urban infrastructures across the globe being re-engineered from below, but for different reasons? We sketch at a research agenda where grounded and diverse experiences of global North and South will generate new insights for sustainable transformation of cities globally.

Keywords
water, sanitation, STS, urban infrastructure, history, global studies
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41045 (URN)
Conference
”Engaging vulnerability”, Swedish Anthropological Association (SANT)and Finnish Anthropological Society (FAS), Uppsala ,19-21 April, 2018.
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Uppvall, L., Blomkvist, P. & Bergqvist, W. (2017). Opening the black box of collaborative writing: experiences from a teamwork-based course in industrial management. Produção, 27(Special)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Opening the black box of collaborative writing: experiences from a teamwork-based course in industrial management
2017 (English)In: Produção, ISSN 0103-6513, E-ISSN 1980-5411, Vol. 27, no SpecialArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we discuss the introduction of collaborative writing (CW) tools in a course designed with learning activities based on problem-based learning (PBL), authentic case methodology, and teamwork. We argue that CW is a vital, but poorly understood, part of teamwork, and a black-box activity. Our ambition is to open the black box of CW and discuss how CW concepts can enrich teamwork activities. We build on our students’ reflections on challenges linked to CW in a teamwork setting. In total the data consisted of 77 individual reflection papers, which were analyzed using constructs from prior literature on CW. Our results show that our students actively used CW tools and strategies and that CW had a large impact—and, in fact, enhanced teamwork management. The CW tools also helped in creating sustainable teamwork in the sense that they enhanced the three criterions of team performance: productivity, cohesion, and learning.

Keywords
Active learning, Engineering education, Collaborative writing, Teamwork
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41046 (URN)10.1590/0103-6513.222016 (DOI)2-s2.0-85022092197 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-13 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, D. & Blomkvist, P. (2017). Understanding system alignment: Combining LTS and MLP to investigate urban water transitions in Kenya and Uganda. In: : . Paper presented at 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Gothenburg June 18-21, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Understanding system alignment: Combining LTS and MLP to investigate urban water transitions in Kenya and Uganda
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we want to contribute to a theoretical framework suited for analysing and understanding infrastructural change in Africa, and to explore how such a framework may offer a different, more comprehensive and historically informed perspective, which will be necessary for a transformative shift towards global sustainability. We examine the socio-technical dynamics of large water infrastructure in a developing country, Kenya. In particular, we look at the provision of water to the capital Nairobi and its historical trajectory over the past one hundred years. We also discuss tentative results from an ongoing case study on pre-paid metering in the water system in Kampala, Uganda.

In our theoretical approach we combine ideas from the fields of history with innovation- and system studies. We revisit some of the thinking once assembled in the global North around how large infrastructure systems grow and change (the Large Technical Systems, LTS) and try to make parallels and divergences to the trajectories of water infrastructure in Nairobi, while we also bring on board key concepts from the multi-level perspective (MLP). Essentially, we try to locate to which level in the system innovation activity has been concentrated, and what has been the main direction of this activity over a longer period of time. For a broad-brush picture such as this one, we draw our empirical material mainly from our earlier historical research, much of which has already been published, as well as other authors. The novelty of this paper is our re-interpretation of the broad transformation patterns which we enable by using a long time perspective and by the recombination of theory and historical observations.

Our conclusion is that key actors have focussed the continued supply of capital for expansion of the large-scale infrastructure of the system, particularly in its upstream sections. At the same time, the piped part of the water system has become increasingly misaligned with the plurality of sub-systems delivering water outside the borders of the system, which forms the downstream environment of the system. Notably, poor people living in so called “informal settlements” or “slums” have remained disenfranchised to the regime, as they have been defined by regime actors as illegal and thus as externalities of the system. A re-alignment process has taken place in the past two decades through sector reform which has re-enabled capital supply and thus large-scale infrastructure growth. On the other hand, this growth is of a kind that is of marginal benefit to the growing group of low-income urban consumers on the periphery of the large-scale piped system. We suggest that the system exhibits a dual structure of a conservative core serving the middle and high-income population, and with peripheral parts of the system containing a plethora of local innovations. 

Our proposition is the development of an analytical and policy-oriented framework which focuses on alignment processes between what we argue is the most critical level of system interface; between the established water system (regime) and the peripheral sub-systems (local innovation). If we are serious about universal service provision and the human right to water, we must understand this interface, its actors, subsystems and processes; and how alignment between system levels can be achieved.

Keywords
water development, infrastructure, Kenya, Uganda, developing countries, development policy, Large Technical Systems, Multi Level Perspective, history
National Category
History of Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41044 (URN)
Conference
8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Gothenburg June 18-21, 2017
Projects
The role of Local Innovation for a Transformative shift towards sustainable water and sanitation in African cities
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 942-2015-857
Note

QC 20170915

Available from: 2017-09-14 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Johansson, P. (Eds.). (2016). A Dynamic Mind. Perspectives on Industrial Dynamics in Honour of Staffan Laestadius. Stockholm: KTH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Dynamic Mind. Perspectives on Industrial Dynamics in Honour of Staffan Laestadius
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2016
Series
TRITA IEO-R 2016:08, ISSN 1100-7982
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41034 (URN)978-91-7729-170-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-17 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2019-05-15Bibliographically approved
Anund Vogel, J., Lundqvist, P., Arias, J. & Blomkvist, P. (2016). Problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifaily buildings. Energy Efficiency, 9(1), 109-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifaily buildings
2016 (English)In: Energy Efficiency, ISSN 1570-646X, E-ISSN 1570-6478, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 109-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifamily buildings. The paper first presents a generic list of (theoretical) problem areas identified through a literature survey. Using a qualitative approach, the paper also investigates if the problem areas identified in the literature also have an impact on the Swedish building sector. Results from the interview study reveal a strong coherence between problem areas in the literature and those expressed by the interviewees. However, this paper identifies seven novel challenges that cannot be derived from the list of barriers in the literature. Moreover, results reveal that as many as 12 problem areas have their origin in national factors such as agreement structures, incentive schemes, and cost calculation methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016
Keywords
Energy efficiency, buildings, Sweden, barriers, interview study
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Real Estate and Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41019 (URN)10.1007/s12053-015-9352-4 (DOI)000368993200006 ()2-s2.0-84955682049 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-04-30 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P., Johansson, P. & Laestadius, S. (2016). This is Industrial Dynamics. In: Pär Blomkvist och Petter Johansson (Ed.), A Dynamic Mind. Perspectives on Industrial Dynamics in Honour of Staffan Laestadius: . Division of Sustainability and Industrial Dynamics, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, KTH.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>This is Industrial Dynamics
2016 (English)In: A Dynamic Mind. Perspectives on Industrial Dynamics in Honour of Staffan Laestadius / [ed] Pär Blomkvist och Petter Johansson, Division of Sustainability and Industrial Dynamics, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, KTH. , 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Division of Sustainability and Industrial Dynamics, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, KTH., 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41035 (URN)
Available from: 2017-03-15 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Hallin, A. (2015). Method for engineering students: Degree projects using the 4-phase Model (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Method for engineering students: Degree projects using the 4-phase Model
2015 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Method for engineering students provides an overview of how to formulate, design, produce and deliver a thesis of good quality. The book is relevant for all types of degree projects on bachelors’ and masters’ levels and is also useful when performing research work in other contexts. This is the first comprehensive book on research methodology for engineering students who are performing their degree project within or close to the social sciences. The book has been inspired by modern product design – the thesis is seen as a product – and takes as its starting point the fact that one may have two clients when carrying out a degree project (Academia and Industry). It also describes how to work one’s way through the process through the development of different prototypes. We see the thesis work as a form of craft and the book contains the most important scientific tools that are needed in order to make informed choices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. p. 158 Edition: 1
National Category
Learning
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41032 (URN)9789144095554 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-03-20 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. (2015). Method for engineering students: Degree projects using the 4-phase Model. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Method for engineering students: Degree projects using the 4-phase Model
2015 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41023 (URN)9789144095554 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-15 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Uppvall, L. (2012). A Chain is only as Strong as its Weakest Link: Managing Change in the Curriculum of Industrial Management Education. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 3(2), 53-65
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Chain is only as Strong as its Weakest Link: Managing Change in the Curriculum of Industrial Management Education
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, ISSN 2217-2661, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 53-65Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AbstracIn this paper we discuss the process of designing a new Industrial Management Master Program given by the department of Industrial Economics and Management at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. The foundation of the IM-master program lies in the notions of authenticity and change. We decided early on in the design process, that our aim was to teach the skills of real world change management and to "mould" our students into industrial managers able to master complex industrial change processes. But we realized that we also had to "mould" our own pedagogical tools, examination forms, and not the least, faculty, to reach our goals. These insights lead us to emphasize a Systems perspective, both in regards to program and course design and in regards to the actual management skills we wanted to teach. The objective of this paper is to present and discuss our explicit use of a systems perspective in designing the Industrial masters program. We have identified four major parts of "our system" where changes had to be made: Premises - Learning activities - Examination - Program management. These four system parts are divided into ten subsections - "systems components". We discuss all four system parts in relation to our goals to enhance authentic skills in change management.

Keywords
Authentic case methodology, Industrial management, Master program, Systems perspective, University education
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41041 (URN)2-s2.0-84865546022 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-01-10 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3865-7609

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