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  • 1.
    Agerskans, Natalie
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Bruch, Jessica
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Chirumalla, Koteshwar
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Ashjaei, Mohammad
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.
    Enabling Smart Production: The Role of Data Value Chain2022In: Advances in Production Management Systems. Smart Manufacturing and Logistics Systems: Turning Ideas into Action: IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2022, Gyeongju, South Korea, September 25–29, 2022, Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Duck Young Kim; Gregor von Cieminski; David Romero, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH , 2022, Vol. 664, p. 477-485Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To stay competitive, manufacturing companies are developing towards Smart Production which requires the use of digital technologies. However, there is a lack of guidance supporting manufacturing companies in selecting and integrating a combination of suitable digital technologies, which is required for Smart Production. To address this gap, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (i) to identify the main challenges of selecting and integrating digital technologies for Smart Production, and (ii) to propose a holistic concept to support manufacturing companies in mitigating identified challenges in order to select and integrate a combination of digital technologies for Smart Production. This is accomplished by using a qualitative-based multiple case study design. This paper identifies current challenges related to selection and integration of digital technologies. To overcome these challenges and achieve Smart production, the concept of data value chain was proposed, i.e., a holistic approach to systematically map and improve data flows within the production system. © 2022, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing.

  • 2.
    Andersson, Christoffer
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
    Ivory, Chris
    Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.
    Unpacking the digitalisation of public services: Configuring work during automation in local government2022In: Government Information Quarterly, ISSN 0740-624X, E-ISSN 1872-9517, Vol. 39, no 1, article id 101662Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The digitalisation of public services involves not only the transformation of the relationship between public service providers and clients, but also the transformation of public administration work. While most studies of digitalisation of the public sector have focused on the practical outcomes for the quality of public services and the quality of public administration work, none have unpacked , or theorised, how these changes actually come about in practice. This paper fills this gap by drawing on a study of the in-house adaptation of a digital automation tool (an RPA) by a Swedish local authority. In the article, we pay attention to what we, inspired by Donna Haraway and Lucy Suchman, call ‘configuring work’, i.e. the weaving together of the affordances of the technology, materials, discourses, roles and power structures. The contribution of the paper is two-fold. First, the paper demonstrates empirically how the digitalisation of a public service took place through an emergent, relational process that involved both the social and the material. Second, by adopting the the idea of ‘configuring work’ and paying attention to the effects of this, we show that the digitalisation process was successively shaped by the particular vested interests, ethics, discourses and the algorithmic materialities that comprised it. This helps us discuss the reason for why, in extant literature, digitalisation threatens the professional autonomy of the public administrators as well as why it may reduce service quality. Finally, we suggest how some of these issues may be addressed in future research.

  • 3.
    Andrighetto, Giulia
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics. Natl Res Council Italy, Inst Cognit Sci & Technol, Via Palestro 32, I-00185 Rome, Italy.; Inst Future Studies, Hollandargatan 13, S-11136 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Vriens, Eva
    Natl Res Council Italy, Inst Cognit Sci & Technol, Via Palestro 32, I-00185 Rome, Italy.;Inst Future Studies, Hollandargatan 13, S-11136 Stockholm, Sweden..
    A research agenda for the study of social norm change2022In: Philosophical Transactions. Series A: Mathematical, physical, and engineering science, ISSN 1364-503X, E-ISSN 1471-2962, Vol. 380, no 2227, article id 20200411Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social norms have been investigated across many disciplines for many years, but until recently, studies mainly provided indirect, implicit and correlational support for the role of social norms in driving behaviour. To understand how social norms, and in particular social norm change, can generate a large-scale behavioural change to deal with some of the most pressing challenges of our current societies, such as climate change and vaccine hesitancy, we discuss and review several recent advances in social norm research that enable a more precise underpinning of the role of social norms: how to identify their existence, how to establish their causal effect on behaviour and when norm change may pass tipping points. We advocate future research on social norms to study norm change through a mechanism-based approach that integrates experimental and computational methods in theory-driven, empirically calibrated agent-based models. As such, social norm research may move beyond unequivocal praising of social norms as the missing link between self-interested behaviour and observed cooperation or as the explanation for (the lack of) social tipping. It provides the toolkit to understand explicitly where, when and how social norms can be a solution to solve large-scale problems, but also to recognize their limits.This article is part of the theme issue 'Emergent phenomena in complex physical and socio-technical systems: from cells to societies'.

  • 4.
    Bruzzone, Silvia
    Leesu - Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Paris, France.
    Risk forecast as work practice: Between codified and practical knowledge2015In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 170-181Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    If the use of meteorological data has progressively expanded in tackling different sources of risk, less developed is by contrast a reflection on how meteorological systems apply in local contexts and to what extent that locality may affect the use and the content of forecasting recipients. By focusing on a wildfire forecasting, I show how forecasting practice cannot be reduced to the implementation of meteorological devices; it rather takes shape in the articulation between the technical device and different sources of knowledge – tacit, practical and ‘profane’. This articulation work, this study gives account of, reveals some specific challenges in the introduction of forecasting systems in risk management.

  • 5.
    Bruzzone, Silvia
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Crevani, Lucia
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Supporting and Studying Organizational Change for Introducing Welfare Technologies as a Sociomaterial Process2022In: Frontiers in Psychology, E-ISSN 1664-1078, Vol. 13, article id 787223Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Welfare technologies (WT) for older people is a rapidly expanding sector that offers a way to tackle the challenge of an aging population. Despite their promise in terms of advances in care services and financial savings, their use is still limited. Their design and implementation remain problematic, as they require changes in working practices through coordination among a multiplicity of actors. In order to address these challenges, the need for change is often expressed in terms of a lack of working methods appropriate to their scope. This has led to a proliferation of different toolkits, guidelines, models, etc.; however, these methods often imply a linear understanding of an implementation project and thus fail to take into consideration the emergent and situated character of the processes that lead up to the adoption of welfare. The aim of this article is to propose an alternative means of providing support for the introduction of these technologies by initiating a process for organizational change. The term "change" is understood here as something that is produced by practitioners-in collaboration with researchers-and not brought by researchers to practitioners. To this end, using the tradition of intervention research as inspiration, a learning process at the crossroads of different practices and objects was initiated. The center of attention of this article' is the sociomaterial process by which different communities of practitioners interact on the co-creation of a checklist. This is a new working method in which the focus is not the artifact in itself but how it emerges through successive interactions and iterations among different objects, practitioners and researchers, resulting in a joint sociomaterial process that reconfigures power relations and the work objective associated with WT. In other words, a new working method artifact is developed in a process in which practitioners, researchers and contextual objects interact and become one with each another.

  • 6.
    Engström, E.
    et al.
    Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Eriksson, Kimmo
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics. Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Björnstjerna, M.
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Strimling, P.
    Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Global variations in online privacy concerns across 57 countries2023In: Computers in Human Behavior Reports, ISSN 2451-9588, Vol. 9, article id 100268Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cross-cultural studies have found national differences in how concerned people are about online privacy. However, it has not yet been settled what causes this variation, and several factors have been proposed in the literature, including internet habituation, individualism, and uncertainty avoidance. Here we investigate these factors by two studies. In the first, we examine the association between online privacy concerns and a new measure of online self-disclosure norms that we introduce. We find that this measure is significantly associated with two established instruments of online privacy concerns in the literature. In the second, we analyze previously unpublished data from a questionnaire on online self-disclosure norms as assessed by this new measure. It includes replies from 18,046 adult respondents from 57 countries and six continents. We find that norms in favor of more restrictive online self-disclosure are weaker in countries with higher levels of internet penetration (r = −0.56, p < .001). Our findings suggest that higher internet penetration in a country reduces online privacy concerns. The results support the idea that habituation to online environments decreases privacy risk perceptions. An implication is that preferences for online privacy are likely to decline over time in countries where internet penetration is still low. Lastly, in conflict with previous studies, our analyses do not support the theory that online privacy concerns are associated with national cultures related to individualism or uncertainty avoidance as measured by Hofstede's indices. 

  • 7.
    Fogelberg, Kajsa
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Designa begripligt på nätet: En undersökning om utmaningar relaterade till implementering av intranät.2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta examensarbete inom ämnet informationsdesign, inriktning text fokuserar på hur motiverande instruktioner och grafisk form kan bidra till effektivare användning på ett nytt intranät. Undersökningen har genomförts i samarbete med Katrineholms kommun och syftet är att skapa en gestaltning som bidrar till användarvänligheten för användarna i samband med ny lansering av intranät.

    Studien tog form i utprovningar och intervjuer gällande nuvarande intranät, utprovning av gestaltningsförslaget med hjälp av kommunikationsavdelningen på kommunen samt fokusgrupp. Tidigare undersökning som kommunen gjort har också varit en del av ett givande material jag tagit del av.

    Slutsatser av undersökningen visar att användarbehoven i en stor organisation är breda. Användarens vilja att faktiskt vilja ta till sig information spelar roll. Self-efficacy är också betydande för hur man förstår och kan navigera på ett intranät. Med hjälp av manualer som stöttar och visar användaren kan flera ta del av smarta tips och råd för att göra intranätet användbart för dem.

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  • 8.
    Fröberg, Andreas
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Nu slipper jag fråga någon: En studie om hur man förklarar termer i en text utan att läsbarheten påverkas.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Hockey is one of Sweden's most popular sports and involving many pepole, both on and off the rink. Hockeyligan.se is Elitseriens Official site and offers visitors the opportunity to follow the games directly from a computer via a text flow. In the live stream, there are many abbreviations that are difficult to understand. The objective of this study is to find a solution to how explain them without affecting the readability negatively.

    The focus is on the textual piece and not the graphics and how information is presented. By doing textual analysis and an environmental scanning I hope to get enough knowledge to finally be able to make a design that achieves my goal of the study. That is to include all visitors.

    The pilot study consisted of a readability analysis and a text analysis. The text analysis showed that the information currently provided is relevant but that the abbreviations should be explained in order to increase the ability to understand the content. Which my survey also confirms. They flew namely 77 percent said they felt that there is a general need for explanations of the terms.

    The result was a design where the user uses his computer mouse to get the explanations of the abbreviations. By dragging the mouse over the word to bring up the explanation into a box called a tooltip, which does not affect readability. Briefly, we can say that the results of the study gives the reader the opportunity to decide if he / she wants to share the information or not. In this way, a box called a tooltip, it will not affect the readability

    As for the textual study has given me the following results in terms of how to write explanatory texts for a tooltip on the Web:

    • Be brief.
    • Write it as required. 
    • Think of your audience.
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  • 9.
    Funk, Peter
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.
    Intelligent Human Computer Collaboration (HCC)2002In: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI), Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI) , 2002, Vol. P-10, p. 35-36Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Claims have been made that more than 50% of companies corporate knowledge is inside peoples heads. Sharing experience and knowledge in companies is largely unsupported. Networks of people have proven to be efficient both within organisations and within groups of people sharing the same profession etc. We propose an approach where experience and knowledge is shared in a dynamic collaboration between humans and computers where the issue is to efficiently capture/share/reuse experience and knowledge. For this we propose the use of a number of different methods and techniques, in particular EM and AI methods and techniques, CBR, collaborative filtering, user modelling... 

  • 10.
    Gillström, Emilia
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Att fastna i det interna nätet: Ett arbete i att inkludera hela organisationen i informationssystem som intranät.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis was to, with the principles of Informationdesign, find a way to help and encourage computer novices to use new information systems like intranets.

     

    The cognitive load is higher if the user doesn’t have any previous experience or knowledge in similar tasks, which is shown in both previous studys and in my own.

     

    Swecon, who is a part of Lantmännen, has a new intranet which the workers don’t use. The unused intranet is a problem because it results in lack of information, in other words the workers doesn’t get all the information they need to do their job in a correct and safe way.

    The results from my quantitative and qualitative studies show that the lack of knowledge motivations and information contributes to the problem

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  • 11.
    Hultström, Pauline
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Wayfinding – för den som gått vilse: En studie om att finna sin väg i en likformig flervåningsbyggnad2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is about the complexity that is present in wayfinding and wayshowing in a multilevel building where the floors are uniform and how this problem can be solved. Åva gymnasium is a municipal upper secondary school whose facilities span over multiple levels, many of which look the same. The uniformity of the building contributes to difficulty in navigating the building. It is this practical problem that is at the root of this study. The purpose of the study is to clarify the interior navigation at Åva gymnasium, thus facilitating for pupils and teachers in everyday life. In addition, the hope is that the work can provide a deeper understanding of how wayfinding theories can be applied in a complex multilevel building. The study connects several different aspects of wayfinding and wayshowing. By analysing theories of wayfinding and various aspects of this subject, such as signing, distinction and wayshowing the comprehension of what can be improved has been formed. An increased understanding of the space and the problem has been achieved through the following methods; observation, site analysis and notation analysis. The methods showed that there is a problem that is based on the fact that the floor plan in the building is uniform and little work has been done to change this The result of the study is visualized through a design proposal. With the help of clearer distinctions between the different levels of the building and simple but efficient signage, the environment may become more structured and easily understood.

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  • 12.
    Karlsson, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Johansson, Peter
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Backström, Tomas
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Cedergren, Stefan
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.
    Andersson, Jennie
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Assessment competence and its importance for IMA-tool use2017In: XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference ISPIM 2017, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Midgley, Gerald
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. Centre for Systems Studies, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom; Department of Informatics, Faculty of Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden; School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
    Rajagopalan, R.
    Centre for Systems Studies, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom.
    Critical Systems Thinking, Systemic Intervention, and Beyond2021In: Handbook of Systems Sciences, Springer Nature , 2021, p. 107-157Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Applied systems thinking has evolved since the 1950s through three paradigmatic waves. Authors in the first wave regarded systems as real-world entities, and systems models as representations of reality, so objectivity was important. In contrast, second wave authors emphasized thinking in terms of systems, and the exploration of multiple perspectives. The role of models was to aid mutual understanding and enhance the appreciation of diverse viewpoints on possible actions to be taken. In the 1980s, first and second wave advocates came into conflict. Then some third wave authors, initially working under the banner of critical systems thinking, argued that the division of the systems research community into two camps was unhelpful, and they advocated methodological pluralism – mixing methods from both traditions. Other authors set out to address power relations during interventions – in particular, the practice of exploring value and boundary judgments in projects in order to address conflict and marginalization. This practice came to be called “boundary critique,” and it was eventually integrated with methodological pluralism in a new approach called “systemic intervention.” This chapter gives readers a thorough overview of the emergence and maturation of both critical systems thinking and systemic intervention, illustrated with practical examples. It then discusses two major problems that remain unaddressed in the third wave. First, the increasing proliferation of methodologies and methods has resulted in such a diversity of views on systems thinking, that explaining what it is to newcomers has become a real challenge. Second, despite this diversity, all the new methodologies and methods are still founded on principles of rational analysis, and approaches that go beyond this are marginalized. For instance, arts-based and theater methods are rarely mentioned in the literature on systems thinking, yet they can help people discover how their value and boundary assumptions have roots in unconscious impulses and memories. Such discoveries help to unfreeze taken-for-granted understandings, including the internalization of oppressive power relationships. Very recent writings have begun to tackle these problems, but it is too soon to judge whether they represent an extension of the third wave, or the first swellings of a new, fourth wave of systems thinking. 

  • 14.
    Midgley, Gerald
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom; Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, United States .
    Wilby, J.
    University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, United States.
    Learning across Boundaries: Exploring the Variety of Systems Theory and Practice2015In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 32, no 5, p. 509-513Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Nicholas, Graeme
    et al.
    Inst Environm Sci & Res, Christchurch, New Zealand..
    Foote, Jeff
    Univ Otago, Otago, New Zealand..
    Kainz, Kirsten
    Univ N Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC USA. Univ Hull, Kingston Upon Hull, N Humberside, England..
    Midgley, Gerald
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. Univ Queensland Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia.;Victoria Univ Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.;Univ Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand..
    Prager, Katrin
    Univ Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland..
    Zurbriggen, Cristina
    Univ Republica, Inst Ciencia Polit, Montevideo, Uruguay..
    Towards a heart and soul for co-creative research practice: a systemic approach2019In: Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, ISSN 1744-2648, E-ISSN 1744-2656, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 353-370Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The language of co-creation has become popular with policy makers, researchers and consultants wanting to support evidence-based change. However, there is little agreement about what features a research or consultancy project must have for peers to recognise the project as co-creative, and therefore for it to contribute to the growing body of practice and theory under that heading. This means that scholars and practitioners do not have a shared basis for critical reflection, improving practice and debating ethics, legitimacy and quality. White seeking to avoid any premature defining of orthodoxy, this article offers a framework to support researchers and practitioners in discussing the boundaries and the features that are beginning to characterise a particular discourse, such as the one that is unfolding around the concept of co-creation. The paper is the outcome of an online and face-to-face dialogue among an international group of scholars. The dialogue draws on Critical Systems Heuristics' (Ulrich, 1994) questions concerning motivation (revealing assumptions about its purpose and value), power (interrogating assumptions about who has control and is therefore able to define success), knowledge (surfacing assumptions about experience and expertise) and legitimacy (disclosing moral assumptions). The paper ends by suggesting important areas for further exploration to contribute to the emerging discourse of co-creation in ways that support critical reflection, improved practice, and provide a basis for debating ethics and quality.

  • 16.
    O’Brien, D.
    et al.
    DCU Business School, Dublin, Ireland.
    Sharkey, P. S.
    DCU Business School, Dublin, Ireland.
    Andersson, Ulf
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Subsidiary management’s horizontal boundary spanning activity as entrepreneurial behaviour2019In: Entrepreneurial Behaviour: Individual, Contextual and Microfoundational Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan , 2019, p. 169-202Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To date, the rich subsidiary literature has largely overlooked the individual entrepreneurial behaviours required by subsidiary managers to build crucial linkages and access vital knowledge. This chapter addresses this issue and takes a microfoundational approach to develop a typology of subsidiary managers’ attentional engagement on key boundary spanning strategic activities. By substantiating middle managers’ strategic activities outside the realm of the direct TMT perspective, the chapter proposes an integrated framework of middle managers’ horizontal boundary spanning activities in multinational corporations (MNCs). Furthermore, this chapter reveals insights on the true levels of strategic coordination required to manage large complex organizations, and how managers focus their attention on different horizontal activities to drive corporate entrepreneurship depending on the specific agenda of their management context. 

  • 17.
    Oghazi, Pejvak
    et al.
    Södertörn Univ, Sch Social Sci, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Schultheiss, Rakel
    Linnaeus Univ, Växjö, Sweden..
    Chirumalla, Koteshwar
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Kalmer, Nicolas Philipp
    Linnaeus Univ, Växjö, Sweden..
    Rad, Fakhreddin F.
    Södertörn Univ, Sch Social Sci, Stockholm, Sweden..
    User self-disclosure on social network sites: A cross-cultural study on Facebook's privacy concepts2020In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978, Vol. 112, p. 531-540Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates a cross-cultural comparison between Germany and Norway regarding users' self-disclosure of personal information on social network sites (SNSs). More specifically, the study considers three antecedents of privacy, namely concerns, attitudes, and intentions, and evaluates their potential effects on self-disclosure, considering Facebook as the SNS of choice. The study employs a deductive research approach and develops a conceptual model based on the theoretical analysis. Data is collected via an online survey of users in Germany and Norway. The results show that privacy intention is the only antecedent that has a significant direct influence on users' self-disclosure of information. By contrast, neither privacy concerns nor privacy attitude have a statistically significant influence on self-disclosure. Additionally, there are statistically significant differences between the German and Norwegian samples in privacy concepts and reported self-disclosure. The results support the creation of more transparent privacy policies by SNS providers to improve targeted marketing.

  • 18.
    Omorede, Adesuwa
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Innovative Technologies Shaping Lives of Men and Women in Nigeria2018In: Nordic African Days NAD, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The global world over the years, witnessed significant transformations, where innovative technologies are shaping lifestyles, lifting millions from poverty, providing alternative and sustainable sources of income and stretching the reach of quality life to rural and remote areas. Africa is not an exception, and in this regard, Nigeria is witnessing a new page in its socioeconomic development, where the country is leveraging innovative technologies to unlock its technological potentials. Using desk and document reviews, coupled with online interviews with some young Nigerian innovators, the results showcase several Nigerian home-grown technology companies that have achieved global recognition. The companies include ccHub, Andela, PagaTech, BudgIT, Hotels.ng, Konga, Wakanow and MainOne among others as the country’s success stories, making immense opportunities for technological growth and job creation. The paper further sees the Facebook founder’s visit to Nigeria as validation for betting big on the countries innovative technology industry. The paper however found that the scientific narrative on Nigeria’s technology and innovative industry is under-appreciated across the world due to lack of information and support systems. This scientific contribution is a page turner to reposition Nigeria’s innovative technological ecosystem on the global map. The paper hereby recommends a public–private support to this young Nigeria’s innovative technological ecosystem to accelerate the socioeconomic development of the country.

  • 19.
    Rajagopalan, R.
    et al.
    University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom.
    Midgley, Gerald
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia .
    Knowing Differently in Systemic Intervention2015In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 32, no 5, p. 546-561Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper makes the case for extended ways of knowing in systemic intervention. It argues that the deployment of formal (even reflective) thinking and dialogue methods are inadequate, on their own, to the critical tasks of comprehending larger wholes and appreciating others' viewpoints. Theory and techniques need to go further and access other forms of knowing, held in experiential, practical or symbolic ways. This could offer a better basis to incorporate marginalized people and other phenomena that are affected by interventions but do not have a voice, such as ecosystems and future generations.

  • 20.
    Revenäs, Åsa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Centre for Clinical Research, Region Västmanland – Uppsala University, Västerås, Sweden; Orthopaedic clinic Västerås hospital, Region Västmanland, Västerås, Sweden.
    Ström, L.
    Livanda Internetkliniken AB, Ludvika, Sweden.
    Cicchetti, Antonio
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.
    Ehn, Maria
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.
    Toward digital inclusion of older adults in e-health: a case study on support for physical activity2023In: Universal Access in the Information Society, ISSN 1615-5289, E-ISSN 1615-5297Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Older adults are a heterogeneous population for which many e-health innovations are inaccessible. Involving older adults in user-centered design (UCD) with a specific focus on inclusive design is important to make e-health more accessible to this user group. This case study aimed to explore the feasibility of a new UCD approach aiming to minimize bias in the design phase of a digital support for older adults’ physical activity (PA). The study used mixed methods and applied UCD principles in a four-iteration design phase followed by an evaluation phase where 11 and 15 older adults participated, respectively. The users’ gender, PA level and technology experience (TE) were considered in recruitment, data analysis and prioritization of improvement efforts. In the design phase, users with different gender, PA level and TE participated and contributed with feedback, which was prioritized in the development. The adaptation included improving readability, simplifying layout and features, clarifying structure, and making the digital content more inclusive and relevant. The evaluation showed that the users had a positive experience of the prototype and could use it with some help. The study demonstrated that adopting e-health to assure digital inclusion among older adults must address several aspects. The UCD approach was feasible for amending user bias and for confirming that users of both genders and with varied PA- and TE level shaped the design. However, evaluation of the method with larger samples is needed. Moreover, further research on methods to involve digitally excluded populations in UCD is needed.

  • 21.
    Wikström, Anders
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    idPeo a Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative ProductRealization2008In:  , Turin, Italy: UPA Europe , 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The need for effectiveness and efficiency in product development is increasing and learning organizations need to deliver knowledge and people with the right mindset to society. IdPeo is a suggested model to support innovative product realization. The model focuses on a collaborative approach of needed expertise knowledge, key activities, and decisions.

  • 22.
    Şenalp, Ö.
    et al.
    Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Midgley, Gerald
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. Centre for Systems Studies, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom; Department of Informatics, Faculty of Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden; Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
    Maracha, V.
    Department of Systems Analysis in Economics, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation.
    Shchepetova, S.
    Department of Systems Analysis in Economics, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation.
    Resurrecting Bogdanov on the 150th anniversary of his birth2023In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 285-289Article in journal (Refereed)
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