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  • 101.
    Andersson, Ulf
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Ryan, Paul A.
    National University of Ireland, Galway.
    Clancy, Johanna
    Galway Business School.
    MNESubsidiary Relationships and R&D role evolution at the Dual Context Nexus2014In: ACHIEVING A NEW BALANCE:The Rise of Multinationals from Emerging Economiesand the Prospects for Established Multinationals / [ed] Annie Wei and Frank McDonald, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Subsidiaries ofmultinational enterprises operate in an often conflicting dual context. Theyare at the same time a part of the external local host country environment andthe internal (MNE) global network. There is as yet limited integratedexplanation of the simultaneous co-evolution of internal subsidiary R&D andknowledge density and breadth in this dual network in particular, theconditions under which subsidiaries tap into local knowledge sources and whichnetwork partners are most useful and the attendant relations and role evolution(or diminution) within the MNE. This paper reports on a qualitative study offour MNE subsidiaries that are both internal MNE ‘centre of excellence’ andlong-serving and leading members of a mature high-tech cluster. In a series ofsemi-structured interviews with key knowledge holders the evolution ofsubsidiary R&D roles were teased out and the importance and quality ofrelations in the dual context are identified.

  • 102.
    Andersén, Jim
    Mälardalen University, School of Business. University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden.
    A holistic approach to acquisition of strategic resources2007In: Journal of European Industrial Training, ISSN 0309-0590, Vol. 31, no 8, p. 660-677Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - The aim of this article is to provide a holistic framework for the acquisition of strategic resources. Design/methodology/approach - The literature dealing with resource creation is reviewed and analyzed from a resource-based point of view. The major methods of acquiring resourcesare identified through the literature review and the applicability of the framework proposed is illustrated with an empirical example. Findings - Three ways of acquiring strategic resources are identified - direct investments, organizational processes, and product market positioning. All three ways of acquisition can be intentional or unintentional. Arguments for using this six-dimension scale are provided through deductive reasoning, literature review, and the empirical example. Research implications/limitations - The study identifies the six dimensions of strategic resource acquisition. However, integration of these dimensions is not a subject addressed in this study. Cluster analysis of companies according to these dimensions could enhance our understanding of the characteristics of companies regarding resource acquisition. Originality/value - Whereas previous studies have generally used a single-theory approach, this study highlights the importance of having a holistic outlook when analyzing resource-based competitive advantages.

  • 103.
    Andersén, Jim
    Mälardalen University, School of Business. University of Skövde, Sweden.
    How and what to imitate?: A sequential model for the imitation of competitive advantages2007In: Strategic Change, ISSN 1099-1697, Vol. 16, no 6, p. 271-279Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 104.
    Andrei, Ghejan
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Johanna, Gal
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Delegation of Responsibilities and Decision-making authority in a Low Trust Country2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 105.
    Andresen, Edith
    et al.
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Bergman, Anette
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Hallén, Lars
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Email as a communication strategy in a regional strategic network2011In: Network Strategies for Regional Growth / [ed] Johanson, Martin; Lundberg, Heléne, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, p. 100-125Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 106.
    Anter, Fasla
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Anter, Merve
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Vägen till ett effektivare förbättringsarbete: En fallstudie ur ett process- och organisationsperspektiv hos Trafikverket Region Öst2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 107.
    Aricioglu, Robin
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Digitalisering mot en effektivare redovisningsbransch2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 108.
    Arponen, Chanel
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Söderlund, Ellen
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Hur normbrytande marknadsföring påverkar svenska konsumenters varumärkesattityd2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with the study is to explore how norm breaking marketing affects Swedish consumers’ brand attitude towards Swedish fashion companies’ brands. 

    The study adopted a qualitative method and an abductive approach. Two focus groups were asked to discuss six questions connected to three advertisement photos. A pilot study was conducted whereof the questions for the discussions of the focus groups were approved by the participants of the pilot study. The focus group discussions were recorded and transcribed. Key patterns and interesting details worthy of analyzation were highlighted and presented as the study’s results. 

    Based on the study’s result and analysis, it can be concluded that norm- breaking marketing is a strategy that companies can use to create a positive brand image and attitude among consumers. Through norm-breaking marketing brands can be noticed and appeal more to consumers. However, it is important that norm-breaking marketing consists of values and messages that reflects the brand’s identity for consumers to find it credible and genuine. That way, consumers build a positive image and attitude towards the brand.

  • 109.
    Arshadi, Ramin
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Ben Attia, Nesrin
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Fotbollsspelare - Tillgång eller kostnad?: -En studie om hur svenska elitfotbollsklubbar väljer att redovisa sina fotbollsspelare2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    Datum:         5 Juni 2019, 11 Juni 2019

     

    Nivå:            Kandidatuppsats i företagsekonomi, 15 hp

     

    Akademi:     Akademin för Ekonomi, Samhälle och Teknik, Mälardalens Högskola

     

    Författare:  Ramin Arshadi                                         Nesrin Ben Attia

                                      95/01/03                                                         96/10/09

     

    Titel:  Fotbollsspelare - En tillgång eller kostnad? - En studie om hur svenska elitfotbollsklubbar väljer att redovisa sina fotbollsspelare

     

    Handledare: Ulla Pettersson

     

    Nyckelord: Elitlicens, Immateriella tillgångar, Humankapital, Spelarkontrakt, Rättvisande bild, Redovisning.

     

    Frågeställning: Hur väljer herrelitfotbollsklubbarna att redovisa sina fotbollsspelare och varför? Vad krävs för att herrelitfotbollklubbarnas redovisning av sina fotbollsspelare ska bli mer rättvisande?

     

    Syfte: Syftet med uppsatsen är att belysa, förstå och undersöka fotbollsklubbarnas val av redovisningsmetod och vad som krävs för att redovisningen av klubbarnas spelare ska blir mer rättvisande.

     

    Metod: Kvantitativ och kvalitativ med abduktiv forskningsansats

     

    Slutsats: Majoriteten av elitfotbollsklubbarna väljer att redovisa sina externt förvärvade spelare som en tillgång i balansräkningen. Valet till att redovisa dessa spelare som en immateriell tillgång är för att klubbarna anser att det ger en rättvisande bild utav klubbens ekonomi. En ännu mer rättvisande bild kan skapas ifall klubbarna får möjlighet till att redovisa alla sina spelare som en immateriell tillgång.

  • 110.
    Asghar, Adeel
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Khan, Shahid Kalim
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    ‘‘How can marketing research help innovative SMEs in exploitation of international opportunities in their early internationalization? ’’ A Swedish Case Study: Role of Market Research in internationalization of SMEs2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    DateMay 29th, 2009LevelMaster Thesis in International MarketingAuthorsShahid Kalim Khan: Körsbärsvägen 4b, LAG 218, 11423 Stockholm, Sweden Mob: +46 700641495 Email: iamkalim@gmail.comAdeel Asghar: Rum 235, Kallgatan 1 B, 63226 Eskilstuna, Sweden Mob: +46 700783841 Email: adeel1031@gmail.comTutorDaniel TolstoyTitleHow can marketing research help innovative SMEs in exploitation of international opportunities in their early internationalization? A Swedish Case StudyPurposeSMEs are well known for their innovative and risk taking approach. This study aims at providing them with a strategic framework or method to analyze the marketability of their products or services and exploit internationalization opportunities. It also focuses on helping them in reducing their risks linked with cross border business opportunities.Methodology/DesignThis research is performed through case study method. A new conceptual model has been developed by integrating relevant standard approaches within field of research. This model has been further explained by implementing it on case company (Widforss).ConclusionsThis study claims to make a significant and creative contribution to the field of SMEs internationalization through two theoretical models named as International SME Model of Innovation Exploitation (ISMIE) and Proactive International Entrepreneurship model (PIE). Both of these models use marketing research as key success factor. However, sufficient empirical evidences could not be provided due to limitations. Whereas, the practical contribution for the case firm named as Widforss industries is very evident.

  • 111.
    Assiamah, Albert Kofi
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Allotey, Daniel
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Hanson, Prince Kofi
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    MATERIALS MANAGEMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON COST OF SUPPLIES: MATERIALS MANAGEMENT2008Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Date: 2008-06-05

    Course: Master Thesis in Business Administration, 15 ECTS credits. EF0704

    Authors: Albert Kofi Assiamah Daniel Allotey Prince Kofi Hanson

    Supervisor: Sigvard Herber

    Title: Materials Management and its Effect on Cost of Supplies

    Background: In most organizations within the country (Ghana), materials management has

    been relegated to the background without any proper control. This means

    that companies are investing heavily in materials than is necessary.

    Problem: How can materials management minimize the cost of supplies in

    Cocoa Processing Company of Ghana?

    Purpose: The aim of this research is to illustrate how the application of

    materials management concept can minimize the cost of supplies in Cocoa

    Processing Company of Ghana.

    Methods: With regards to primary data, interviews (face-to-face, telephone) and questionnaire

    were used. Secondary data has been sourced through literature from the university

    library and internet sources, qualitative design method was chosen over others

    because of the nature of the research work.

    Conclusion: Financially, materials (inventories) are very important to manufacturing companies and on the balance sheet they usually represent from twenty to sixty percent of total

    assets. Therefore, if the application of the concept of materials management is accepted with well qualified personnel, it could lead to the minimization of cost. The function of a materials manager is to promote coordination and integration within the supply chain and the major benefits are assumed to be; reduction in interdepartmental conflicts, reduction of inventory levels, increased knowledge of total corporate operations and reduction of materials handling costs among others.

  • 112.
    Atug, Melissa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Atug, Samuel
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Chamuon, Ilona
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Intressenters relevans i upprättandet av bankernas hållbarhetsredovisning: En kvalitativ studie på Nordea, SEB, Ekobanken, Danske Bank & Sparbanken Rekarne2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Date: 10 June 2019

    Level: Bachelor thesis in Business Administration, 15 cr

    Institution: School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University

    Authors: Melissa Atug (97/10/06) Samuel Atug (97/12/23) Ilona Chamuon (97/12/03)

    Title: Relevance of stakeholders in banks’ sustainability reporting - A qualitative study at Nordea, SEB, Ekobanken, Danske Bank & Sparbanken Rekarne

    Tutor: Angelina Sundström

    Keywords: Sustainability reporting, stakeholders, GRI, legitimacy

    Research questions: - Which are the stakeholders in Nordea's, SEB's, Ekobanken's, Danske Bank's and Sparbanken Rekarne's sustainability report and how are these prioritized? - How does Nordea's, SEB's, Ekobankens, Danske Bank's and Sparbanken Rekarne's sustainability report create legitimacy among these stakeholders?

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify which are the most important stakeholders for five Nordic banks when they create their sustainability reports and how the banks create legitimacy through their sustainability reports towards these stakeholders.

    Method: This essay was done according to qualitative method and a deductive approach was used. Interviews with informants from different banks were conducted, where various questions related to the different parts of the theoretical reference framework were asked.

    Conclusions: The primary stakeholders in banks are owners, customers, employees and suppliers. The banks create legitimacy towards the stakeholders by materiality analyzes and by identifying their stakeholders.

  • 113.
    Awan, Usama
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Aamer Raza, Muhammad
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
     “What are the main factors that influence consumers in their choice of green energy company over the conventional energy”?: The role of green marketing in development of consumer behavior towards green energy”2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this thesis is to study the factors affecting consumers while taking decision towards electricity providing company.

    Theoretical Frame work

    This academic work starts by presenting the background information of energy market, and then presents concept of green marketing, social responsibility, green energy, and consumer behavior in literature review. In conceptual frame work authors adopt consumer decision model, and strategic model which will answer research question and strategic question respectively..

    Methodology /Research Limitations

    Primary data collected through questionnaire. Quantitative method will be used for analysis of the data. Sample size is limited and research findings are presented in the papers. This study examines few factors influence on consumer in decision making, further researcher needed to study and examine the consumer behavior including more factors.

    Findings/ Analysis/Recommendation

    Lower Price, Quality of Service and, Green Marketing efforts influence and develop the consumer behavior towards choosing the green energy. Survey result shows that consumers are willing to pay more for sustainability of environment, but they perceive that the price of green energy is high as compared to the conventional energy. For developing awareness in consumers mind companies should use advertisement and positioned themselves as a socially responsible.

    Key word: Green Energy, Green Marketing, Green. Consumer Behavior, Consumer Decision. Social Responsibility

    Paper Types:   Master These Academic work

  • 114.
    Axelsson, Amanda
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Carlsson, Jennifer
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Pfeiffer, Alexandra
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Konsten att internationaliseras: En studie om små företag2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to give small sized companies greater understanding of how they can internationalize their business to the Dutch market. To answer this these research questions were used:

    What are the opportunities and challenges for companies in their internationalization process?

    • What are the possible and appropriate forms of establishment?
    • How can the establishment barriers affect the company's internationalization process in the foreign market?
    • How can companies acquire network relations and utilize it in their internationalization process?

    The thesis is based on a qualitative research in which both primary- and secondary data were used. The primary data were collected through five in-depth interviews with people from different companies whom all possess different knowledge about internationalization. Secondary data has been acquired through various Internet websites. Scientific articles were used for the theoretical framework.

  • 115.
    Axelsson, Björn
    et al.
    Handelshögskolan i Stockholm, Sweden.
    Elbe, Jörgen
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Hallén, Lars
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Mobilising marginal resources for public events2007In: Event Management, ISSN 1525-9951, E-ISSN 1943-4308, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 175-183Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 116.
    Axelsson, Frida
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Fri, Sarah
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Myrin, Hanna
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Goodwill och dess påverkan på företagets lönsamhet: En jämförelse mellan byggnations- och telekommunikationsbranschen efter införandet av IFRS 3.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Research questions: 

    • What is the percentage change in goodwill and profitability since the introduction of IFRS 3 in the two sectors?
    • Is there a relationship between the proportion of goodwill and profitability in both sectors?
    • Increases or decreases the profitability of the goodwill impairment? 

    Purpose: The purpose of our study is that with help of analyzes examining the relationship between goodwill and business profitability and gain a greater understanding of how the goodwill and its impairment are being handled in the selected sectors. We consider this interesting since IFRS 3 has the purpose of providing international guidelines how goodwill should be reported, but because of subjective assessments arises differences that affect corporate profitability. The study's results may be of interest to stakeholders in the sectors.

    Method: This study was conducted by a quantitative method. A statistical analysis has been carried out where we test the significant relationships between different variables. The material for this essay is compiled from nine companies’ annual reports, between 2005 and 2014. The results were studied by summaries of graphs and regression analysis.

    Conclusion: The study shows that in the construction industry has the profitability fallen while the share of goodwill has increased. The telecommunications industry has increased the return on equity while the share of goodwill has decreased. The study showed that there is a correlation between profitability and goodwill in the industries studied. No significant value was achieved in impairments impact on profitability, which means that we can not express an opinion whether there is a connection between them. 

  • 117. Axelsson, Karin
    et al.
    Höglund, Linda
    Mårtensson, Maria
    Stockholms universitet, Sweden.
    Entrepreneurship as a Mean and an End: A Generation of Self-Conducted Managers?2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 118.
    Aziz, Najibullah
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Gleeson, Darren
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Kashif, Muhammad
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Barriers and Enablers of Knowledge Sharing: A Qualitative Study of ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson and Siemens2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Date: January 17, 2013

    Level: Bachelor thesis in business administration, 15 ECTS

    Institution: School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology, Mälardalen University

    Authors: AZIZ Najibullah, GLEESON Darren and KASHIF Muhammad

    28th August 1980, 29th November 1977, 22nd July 1984

    Tutor: Eva Maaninen-Olsson

    Keywords: Knowledge, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Sharing, Factors Affecting Knowledge Sharing

    Research Question: What hinders or enables knowledge sharing in Swedish-based multi-national corporations from a cultural, motivational and trust perspective?

    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the barriers and enablers of knowledge sharing within multi-national corporations.

    Method: The research method chosen to fulfill the purpose of the thesis is a qualitative approach. In order to achieve the purpose both primary and secondary data was sought. In accordance with the qualitative approach, interviews have been carried out with senior managers in ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson and Siemens. Data collected from these interviews represents the primary data. Secondary data has been gathered from company websites.

    Conclusion: The results from the studied multi-national organizations suggest that knowledge sharing culture is influenced by communication, rules, regulations and routines (sub-factors of culture). This study shows that communication, rules, regulations and routines are enablers of knowledge sharing in the organizations. However, language and technology (sub-factors of culture) as collaborative tools are proven to be problematic; consequently creating hindrances to knowledge sharing. When it comes to motivational factors (rewards, power and reciprocity), this thesis shows that none of the studied companies offer rewards for knowledge sharing. This confirms the controversy connected with rewards which can either enable or cause hindrance to knowledge sharing. Reciprocity seems to enable knowledge sharing in the studied organizations whereas power remains controversial. The existence of power can either be a barrier or an enabler for knowledge sharing depending on the individual’s perception of power. This thesis also shows that the existence of trust enables knowledge sharing between employees, but the difficulties of building this trust is akey problem for management.

  • 119.
    Azizova, Veronika
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Balin, Dilan
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    "Jag är inte en människa. Jag är en robot": En kvalitativ studie om hur konsumenten uppfattar varumärkens användning av robot influencer marknadsföring.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    abstract

    Date:                       2019-01-21

    Level:                      Bachelor thesis in Business Administration, 15 cr

    Institution:                       School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University

    Authors:                  Veronika Azizova                         Dilan Balin

                                     (95/04/13)                                    (97/05/20)

    Title:                       “I AM NOT A HUMAN. I AM A ROBOT”

    Tutor:                      Amalia Nilsson

    Keywords:               Brand, Influencer marketing, Robot influencer marketing, Credibility

    Research

    questions:               - How is the consumer’s perception of brands affected by robot influencer marketing?

                                     - How is a robot influencer perceived as credible according to the consumer?

     

    Purpose:                  The purpose of this study is to contribute with an understanding of how the consumer is affected- and perceive brand’s use of robot influencer marketing. Furthermore, this study intends to investigate the credibility of this marketing method from the consumer’s perspective.

    Method:                  A qualitative method has been conducted to this research through three semi-structured interviews. Each semi-structured interview had six participants with varying ages, genders and occupations.

    Conclusion:            The study shows that the consumer can both create positive and negative attitudes towards the brand’s use of robot influencers. The consumer finds it difficult to establish a relationship with brands that use robot influencers, as the robot is not perceived as a credible source. Components that are considered important to strengthen credibility and the consumer’s positive perception of the brand are the robot’s objective position to the brand. To further increase the credibility of the robot’s objective position, the consumer requires knowledge of the person who controls the contents of the robot. If the consumer also associates the collaboration as relevant, it provides an opportunity for the positive perceptions towards the brand.

  • 120.
    Baballos, Radjwa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Bjurhager, Annika
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Avskaffande av revisionsplikten i småföretag- Hur påverkas berörda fåmansföretag?2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main issue: On the basis of the authors problem discussion has following questions came along: how will the closed companies be affected by a abolishing of demand on auditing? How could the abolishing of demand on auditing in Denmark and England relate to Swedish possible abolishing of auditing?

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine and describe how closed companies stand to abolishing of demand on auditing and which affects they think they will get.

    Method: The authors have chosen to use a qualitative method. With open questions can give space for discussions, which can give the authors better understanding. The empirical material consists of eight different closed companies. The subordinate data were collected before the interview occasion, this because to develop the interview questions.

    Conclusion: The authors has come to a conclusion that larger the closed company is, the more of them will keep audit. There are some concerns that the tax authority will introduce time-consuming controls for those companies who does not have audit. The banks look at the auditing as a good basic data of companies financial possibilities but yet they can see that the credit possibilities from case to case and have to adjust to the market. The economics crime authority means that the economics crimes is the largest among the small companies, and the risk for that is bigger if the demand on auditing is going to abolish. The Economic Crimes will reduce if the companies learned more about auditing, in the same time, those that want to be involved with such crimes will anyway find other solutions.

    In the paper it has been comparison with how the abolishing of demand on auditing has been in Denmark and England. There has been certain similarity with Sweden. The most companies in those named countries above, thinks that the cost for audit does not exceed the benefit. In Denmark, who recently has abolished the audit demand for small companies has yet no bigger differences, but a survey has claimed that this could change in a few years. England has had since 1993 an exception from the demand on auditing and it has appeared that most companies still keep the auditing in the firm; they mean it is an advantage for them. The advantage for these companies is that auditing provides a benefit and contributes to good public information for the society, which considers to be auditing target.

    Keyword: Abolishing of Demand on auditing and closed companies

  • 121.
    Babra, Richard
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Eriksson, Lina
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    I LEAD, WE LEAD: -      AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON SHARED LEADERSHIP AND TEAM PERFORMANCE2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how characteristics on individual level affects team performance.

    Method: This thesis is based on surveys and an experiment. An experiment was chosen due to the nature of the subject and the possibility to acquire complex data. Also using a survey gives both objective and subjective data.

     

    Conclusion: Team characteristics motivation to lead and participatory leadership was found to be positively related to network centrality. Leadership processes was positively related to density. For team characteristics, having several team members with coordinator role was found to be positively related to network centrality. Cooperation was positively related to density. Density was not found to be related to team performance. Network centrality was positively related to team performance. Hence, some team and leadership characteristics were related to shared leadership. Shared leadership had a negative effect on team performance.

  • 122.
    Bach, My
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business. Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Olsson, Karolina
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology. Mälardalen University, School of Business.
    Karlsson, Tony
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology. Mälardalen University, School of Business.
    Företagsrekonstruktion: En ekonomisk analys av Ågerups Grafiska AB2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund och problem: Efter att i flera år diskuterat behovet av företagsrekonstruktion lades det slutliga förslaget fram år 1992, se SOU1992:113, som ledde fram till ett införande av lagen om företagsrekonstruktion i svensk rätt år 1996. Bakgrunden till lagförslaget var att konkurs leder till kapitalförstöring och att företag som i grunden är livskraftiga men som genomgår en ekonomisk kris inte ska behöva gå i konkurs. Efter införandet av lagen har den kritiserats bland annat för att företag med likviditetsproblem ansöker om rekonstruktion för sent vilket ofta får konsekvensen att företaget går i konkurs. En annan anledning är att den sällan använts och att rekonstruktören inte har någon bestämmanderätt till skillnad från konkursförvaltaren som har auktoriteten att genomdriva det han/hon vill. I den rådande finanskrisen har rekonstruktion blivit vanligare. Avsikten med rekonstruktion är att företag ska få en bättre ekonomi genom att likvida medel frigörs genom verksamhetsförändringar samt att den kan vara räddningen för företag som genomgår en ekonomisk kris.

    Syfte: Syftet med denna uppsats är att beskriva och undersöka hur företagets ekonomi har förändrats genom en rekonstruktion.

    Metod: Uppsatsens syfte bestämmer metodvalet vilket är att nyckeltal och årsredovisningar samt offentliga handlingar från Tingsrätten i Eskilstuna analyseras av ett specifikt företag som genomgår rekonstruktion samt att jämföra företaget mot branschgenomsnitt i form av nyckeltal.

    Resultat och slutsatser: Resultatet visar för perioden före rekonstruktion på ett undermåligt utfall av företagets nyckeltal med en viss förbättring året före rekonstruktionen vid jämförelse med branschnyckeltalen. Under rekonstruktionen visar analyseringen av företaget på tydliga tecken hur företaget försöker förbättra sin ekonomi men fortfarande är under branschgenomsnittet. Efter rekonstruktionen får åtgärderna som gjordes under rekonstruktionen en viss effekt men inte tillräckligt för att företaget ska bli lönsamt vilket leder till att företaget får ansöka om konkurs. Slutsatsen av detta är bland annat att företaget ansökte för sent om företagsrekonstruktion vilket ledde till att kostnaderna blev för stora i förhållande till intäkterna.

  • 123.
    Backelin, Kristina
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Oveland, Anna-Sofie
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Salorinne, Lena
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    När den nya tekniken knackar på, öppnar kommunen då?: Den kommunala omsorgens förhållande till Giraff och tekniska hjälpmedel2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to gain and create an understanding of how municipalities argue at the prospect of procuring technical aids. The Buying Decision-making Process for B2B is the theoretical base. A qualitative study made up by semi-structured telephone interviews was conducted and in total there were eleven respondents. The conclusion is that on a political and managerial level there is an evident interest for new technology. Delaying factors are the scepticism of the staff and out-dated directives for negotiations. The results do however indicate that the market for technical aids will grow.

  • 124.
    Backlund, Andreas
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Hälsa och ekonomi: - ett företagarperspektiv2006In: Socialmedicinsk tidsskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 83, no 3, p. 208-216Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den 1 januari 2005 infördes nya regler för sjuklönens utformning. Från denna dag var arbetsgivaren skyldig att ifrån den 14:e sjukdagen finansiera 15 % av sjuklönen.

    Målet var att förmå arbetsgivaren att ta ett större ansvar för ohälsan genom att accentuera de kostnader som ohälsan ger – inte bara samhället utan även företaget och organisationer.

    Denna artikel studerar effekterna av arbetsgivarinträdet i små och medelstora företag och hur det påverkat företagen i deras syn på samband mellan hälsa och ekonomi och graden av förebyggande hälsoarbete.

  • 125.
    Backlund, Andreas
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Management control of health: the Swedish example2007In: 30th Annual Congress of European Accounting Association, 2007Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 126.
    Backlund, Andreas
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Management Control Systems: - fortifications against pains and deliverers of pleasures?2007In: 30th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, 2007Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 127.
    Backlund, Andreas
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Almqvist, Roland
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Sjöblom, Arne
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Rimmel, Gunnar
    Göteborgs Universitet.
    Management Control of Health: - the Swedish examples2007In: Work Health and Management Control, Stockholm: Thomson Fakta , 2007, p. 291-318Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 128.
    Backlund, Andreas
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Johanson, Ulf
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Hälsa i ekonomistyrningen2005In: Stress: Individen, Organisationen, Samhället, Molekylerna, Stockholm: Liber , 2005, p. 305-315Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 129.
    Backlund Björke, Andreas
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Waves of fashion: The consuming production of management control2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The responsiveness of organizational leaders regarding suggestions related to various managerial techniques has led to the coinage of the ‘management fashion’ idiom. It has been convincingly argued that phenomena like management control systems are prone to trends, and that such trends permeate into the daily life of managers through the use of persuasive rhetoric.

    This thesis is a theory-generating study of change in management control systems. More precisely, its purpose is to seek an understanding of how fashions within the field of management control emerge through processes of interaction and co-production. By asking the question “how do the forces involved in the shaping of a market for management control systems interact and combine in order to create management fashions?” the thesis seeks to generate a comprehensive conjecture on the management fashion setting process.

    The thesis is based on an empirical case study completed with extensive literature readings. In order to generate theory, a methodology based on abductive reasoning has been produced. Theoretically, the thesis borrows from micro sociological theory on imitation and co-production but extends also into such fields as psychology, aesthetics, rhetoric and economics; aside from the obvious management control and management accounting themes.

    The thesis concludes by producing a comprehensive model of the management fashion setting process. The contribution of the thesis can be understood as either providing an alternative to or completing the dominant interpretation of the phenomena. The main difference between the arrived at suggestion and the prevailing interpretation is the role of the actors which is changed from norm following consumers of fashion to creative producers of fashion. This change represents a change in scientific traditions and necessitates the adoption of additional frames of reference when studying management fashion phenomena.

  • 130.
    Bagherzadeh, Nazanin
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Manoli, Christina
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    CSR Activities Promotes Sustainability: A Case Study of Bombardier2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 131.
    Bajric, Zlatan
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Willför Näslund, Eddy
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Crowdfunding for more than money?: A study on crowdfunding from a marketing viewpoint2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Research question: How can Crowdfunding be used as a marketing tool?Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the anomalies and trends in crowdfunding in order to explain how crowdfunding can be used as a marketing tool.Method: This research is exploratory with an inductive research approach. Primary data was collected with qualitative techniques. Semi-structured interviews was used when interviewing the participants in order to withdraw data.Findings: The empirical data showed that crowdfunding can be used for marketing and creating a buzz or awareness. These findings lead us to create a proposed model for how crowdfunding most effectively can be used as marketing.

  • 132.
    Balaj, Blerta
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Mohammedian, Fariba
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Digitalisering inom revisionsyrket: En kvalitativ studie om hur effektivitet och kvalitet har förändrats i samband med digitaliseringen2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Date:                        2018-06-04

    Level:                       Bachelor thesis in Business Administration, 15 cr

    Institution:              School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University

    Authors:                   Blerta Balaj                                   Fariba Mohammedian                             

    Title:                        Digitization in the audit profession                                                                 – A qualitative study on how efficiency and quality have changed in                                                                       connection with digitization

    Tutor:                      Staffan Boström

    Keywords:              Digitization, audit, information technology, efficiency audit, quality audit

    Research questions:               What strengths and weaknesses result from the development of digitization within                                 the audit profession?                                 What possibilities does digitization bring within the audit profession?

    Purpose:                  The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of digitization on the audit                                 profession. Specifically, it is investigated how the efficiency and quality of audit                                 has changed in connection with digitization.

    Method:                  The study is based on a qualitative research method with an abductive approach.                                Semi-structured interviews with four authorized auditors have been conducted for                                 the collection of information. Information gathering has also been done through                                scientific articles, literature and electronic sources.

    Conclusion:            More assignments per auditor can be performed but there is currently insufficient                                knowledge within information technology. The evolution of digitization enables                                increased efficiency and quality within the audit profession. In the future,                                increased knowledge within IT will be crucial to the profession.

  • 133.
    Balcha, Bethel Teferi
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Said, Elham Jemal
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    A dyadic perspective: The role of extrinsic cues in the online setting. A mixed method study of the implementation of extrinsic cues by firms and their effect on consumers’ online purchase intention.2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    This study explores the effect that extrinsic cues such as COO, brand image and online store image have on consumers’ online purchase intention. In addition, it examines how firms utilize these extrinsic cues to reach their online consumers. In the pursuance of achieving the purpose of this study, primary data was collected through a dyadic mixed method approach. A survey was conducted to collect data from 205 consumers and email interviews were employed to gather data from 3 managers working in different companies. The companies incorporate COO in their strategies in the pursuance of associating their product with a positive association. However, COO is an extrinsic cue that does not affect the consumers’ online purchase intention thus playing an insignificant role in the online setting.  In regards to brand image, companies use their brand identity to reflect their brand image to their consumers through their products and communication channels.  In contrast, brand image, as an extrinsic cue, does not directly influence consumers’ online purchase intention. Instead, it influences online purchase intention indirectly through online store image. Consequently, online store image is an extrinsic cue that influences consumers’ online purchase intention. Firms reinforce the dimensions that build online store image by increasing ease of use, emphasizing on visual informational content and adapting their payment, currency, language and delivery methods. Hence, online store image is an extrinsic cue that plays a major role for both consumers and firms.

  • 134.
    Barkah, Rani
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business.
    Cildavil, Yousef
    Mälardalen University, School of Business.
    Hassanzadeh, Siyavoush
    Mälardalen University, School of Business.
    Uppdragsbrevets påverkan på förväntningsgapet: – En empirisk studie på förväntningsgapet mellan revisorer och små aktiebolag2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: The engagement letter influence on the expectation gap – An empirical study on the expectation gap between auditors and small incorporated companies.

    Keywords: Engagement letter, Expectation gap, Misunderstanding, Auditing, Audit, External Auditor, Client, Communication, Knowledge, General view

    Problem: People outside the audit society have some mood points in what an external auditor is and what she/he does. Not everybody can understand an audit report and connect the auditor’s responsibility to it. These mood points mutually with ignorance about the auditor and its tasks can result in disagreement between auditors and interested parties, who have different needs and expectations on the auditor, which leaves the auditor-role with a built-in conflict in its role. The authors, in this essay, investigate whether, the relative new law, who request the auditors to establish an engagement letter with the clients, has decreased the misunderstandings between auditors and small limited companies.

    Purpose: This essay is meant to investigate if the engagement letter has decreased the expectations gap between external auditors and clients.

    Method: Facts has been gathered with the help of interviews with external auditors as well with clients. The questions that were asked during the interviews were half-structured, which gave the respondent the freedom to answer the questions freely but within the scope that was interesting for this essay.

    Result: This study show that FAR through its new regulations in RS, in this particular essay, the engagement letter has not fulfilled its purpose to decrease misunderstandings between external auditors and clients, in this case, small firms. The engagement letter has been received as a contract as one of many. Our study shows that there have been no evident differences in knowledge-transfer between external auditors and clients. The engagement letter is designed by auditors with expertise which is not understood by the clients, which leads to a lack of interest by the clients that also reflects on the auditors. It seems though the engagement letter considers as insurance, above all by the auditors in situations when an actual misunderstanding, with legal actions as consequences, occurs.

  • 135.
    Barkskog, John
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Barkskog, Per
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Golfens IT-system: förändrade interaktioner2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Problem: Hur såg kundrelationerna ut innan det nya IT-systemet infördes och hur ser kundrelationerna ut med ett nytt IT-system? Kundrelationer som tidigare har hanterats via telefon eller på plats har ersatts av dagens lösning med ett IT-system som går att komma åt via Internet och ger mer möj-lighet till självbetjäning. Detta leder till frågorna: Vilka för-ändringar har IT-systemet medfört? Hur har interaktionen påverkats?

    Syfte: Att beskriva och förklara hur införandet av ett nytt IT-system påverkat interaktionen (relation) mellan ”kund” och leverantör vid en tidpunkt 5 år efter systemets införande. Med kund avses golfspelare och med leverantör avses golfklubb.

    Teori & Metod: Teoriavsnittet består av två delar. Avsnittet om IT-system tar upp anledningar till införande och vilka som använder systemet. Avsnitt om kundrelationer och IT tar upp Inter-net, kundrelationer med IT och självbetjäning samt nackde-lar. Empirin har sammanställts genom besöksintervju hos Svenska Golfförbundet, telefonintervju hos 10 olika golf-klubbar, samt enkäter hos 30 medlemmar från Västerås GK och 10 medlemmar från Skerike GK.

    Resultat: Kundkontakten med medlemmarna går från att vara mer personliga möten till att bli mer automatiserade med mer e-postkontakt. Medlemmarna bokar sina starttider, anmäler sig till tävlingar och ändrar handicap alltmer via Internet. Golfklubbarna har bra uppsikt över vilka som är ute och spelar.

  • 136.
    Bar-Sawme, Lydia
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Ternelius, Stephanie
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Alumni Impact on Organizational Identity2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Date:               4th of June 2018

     

    Level:              Bachelor thesis in Business Administration, 15 cr

     

    Institution:    School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalens University

     

    Authors:        Lydia Marie Bar-Sawme                     Stephanie Ternelius

                            (89/03/24)                                          (94/07/26)

     

    Title:               Alumni Impact on Organizational Identity

     

    Supervisor:    Konstantin Lampou

     

    Keywords:     Alumni, Network, Communication, Relationship, Engagement,

                          Embeddedness, Organizational Identity

     

    Research 

    Questions:     How does communication and engagement with stakeholders affect the

                           relationship and organizational identity of an institution?    

     

    Purpose:         The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the alumni network through a

                           stakeholder perspective, specifically to understand how to enhance

                           communication.

     

    Method:         This study used a mixed method approach in order to give more understanding                          and in-depth knowledge and answer the research question. Primary data was                            collected by semi-structured interviews and a survey with both opened ended                            and closed ended questions. Two tables were made in order to explain the                                connections between the interview and survey questions with the theoretical                              background.

     

    Conclusion:   It was concluded that MDH and the alumni want a continued relationship with                           engagement and embeddedness. At the moment this is difficult since the                                   communication is very limited and one way. To help improve this, stakeholders                         need to be identified sooner. The idea is that the more stakeholders that are                             informed while still studying at MDH, the more likely they will be to continue the                         relationship. A key factor for this to happen is for the communication to be more                       grounded. When communication is flowing and two way, where the relationship                         builds on engagement and forms into embeddedness, the organizational identity                         can then be realized.  

  • 137.
    Barthel, Fredrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Larsson, Joakim
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Özcan, Aydin
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Riskhantering inom små till medelstora företag. Inlagd av Fredrik Barthel2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Titel: Riskhantering inom små till medelstora företag.

    Problem: Olika sorters risker kan förekomma och påverka företag därför ställs frågan hur hanteringen av dessa risker sker inom små till medelstora företag.

    Syfte: Syftet med denna uppsats är att beskriva och analysera hur små till medelstora företag hanterar risker.

    Metod: En kvalitativ undersökningsmetod ligger till grund för uppsatsen. Intervju har använts för att införskaffa nyttig information i undersökningssyfte. Intervjuer från respondenterna har sammanställts, sammanfattats och analyserats.

    Resultat: Företagen i uppsatsen har en god riskhantering. De risker som de själva inte kan hantera outsourcas till riskhanteringsspecialister.Problemet är att kostnaderna inte ska överstiga vinsterna med hanteringen. Företagen har dock hittat en bra balans där. Bristerna hos företagen ligger mera på dokumentationsområdet.

  • 138.
    Barthel, Fredrik
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Österberg, Emmelie
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Vilka anpassningar av target costing har Ericsson Power Modules AB valt att göra?2008Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    Datum:2008-06-15

    Nivå: Magisteruppsats i företagsekonomi, 15 hp

    Författare: Fredrik Barthel Emmelie Österberg

    Eskilstuna Västerås

    Handledare: Esbjörn Segelod

    Titel: Vilka anpassningar av target costing har Ericsson Power Modules

    AB valt att göra?

    Problem: Den ökande globaliseringen har lett till att konkurrensen har ökat.

    Detta ställer högre krav på företagen att minska kostnaderna. Då är

    target costing en möjlighet att kostnadsminimera.

    Syfte: Syftet med uppsatsen är att jämföra teoretisk referensram med

    empiri från Ericsson Power Modules AB för att visa på hur olika

    faktorer kan påverka och styr arbetet med target costing.

    Metod: Metoder som används för denna uppsats är litteratursökning och

    telefonintervjuer. Litteratursökningen valdes för att få den

    teoretiska referensramen och sökorden för detta var target costing.

    Resultat: Uppsatsförfattarna har funnit ett antal olika faktorer som påverkar

    Ericsson Power Modules AB:s sätt att arbeta med target costing.

    De påverkande faktorerna är produkten, komponenterna, lönerna

    och konstruktionstiden. Däremot har det inte kunnat påvisas att det

    skulle vara några kulturella betingelser som styr.

  • 139.
    Bassani Sato, Claudia
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Müeller, Sabine
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Investigating the Effects of Branding in Business-to-Business Relationships: A Qualitative Study of LexCorp and its Customers2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 140.
    Beckman, Ann-Marie
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Jerkenhag, Susanne
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    ”Delad börda är hälften så tung”  Delat ledarskap – ur ett ledar- och medarbetarperspektiv2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine shared leadership from a management and employee perspective of a government aistration. We wanted answers to how the leaders work together and divide the tasks among themselves and how the employees experience this. We also examined how communication experienced by parties involved. Our method to achieve this have been qualitative with the inductive approach in which we survey questions to both leaders as a selection of group employees, received answers to questions concerning trust and labor division, and how communication works. The responses from the respondents give a coherent picture of that it works very well. This image is also of the employee survey conducted in the organization in December 2008. We note that the biggest difference with shared leadership, compared with traditional leadership is that they are two leaders. In our investigated group of respondents replied that shared leadership is an advantage mainly for leaders, as they can juggle issues and support each other and that a prerequisite for success is that the interaction between the leaders work, which we have received indications that it is in our investigated group. Concern that a divided leadership would be seen as unclear was not true. Employees were split between the leaders of performance review etc and all seem satisfied with this. The leaders who share the leadership experience that environment is curious about the shared leadership and sees many benefits in it. We believe that the shared leadership will grow in scale as the leadership today is complex, the pace of change in society has increased and to be sole leader rips. Shared burden is half as heavy.

  • 141.
    Bejmar, Ida
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Cadenius, Viktoria
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Stråhle, Helena
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Finns det logiska förklaringar, eller är det bara ovilja till förändringar?: En kvalitativ studie om kvinnors underrepresentation som partner inom revisionsbransche2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 142.
    Bektesevic, Alisa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Oloya, Grace
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    The challenge of marketing water filters in Uganda2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: The challenge of marketing water filters in Uganda

     

    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to assess why sales of the water filter (CrystalPur) is stagnant. The authors will investigate the viability of the approach used to market CrystalPur with help of the marketing mix after which necessary adjustments best fitted for the Ugandan market will be suggested.

     

    Method: This research takes a qualitative approach. Data collection method used was both interviews and documentation. Telephone interviews were conducted with the management of ATU, schools and health centers that have received the filter as a donation. The secondary data used were articles, related studies and books. Since it is a research based on a qualitative approach, the theories and the findings is synthesized to make implication regarding the study.

     

    Conclusions: The investigation has shown that the target customers are not buying the filter because they doubt its functionality of providing safe water which has thus hindered its acceptance rate. Boiling water is the accepted method which thus makes filtering disadvantaged. Also the filters performance does not meet the expectation of the respondents due its fragility and slow flow rate. The price of the filter was shown to be very expensive and unaffordable by the target group. The channels used to create awareness are not effective due to the low literacy rate affecting the level of understanding. Lastly, the underdeveloped distribution channels have not enabled easy accessibility of the product.

  • 143.
    Bektesevic, Alisa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Oloya, Grace
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Schöblom, Tom
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    How Nelo´s image is perceived in Germany: An empirical investigation amongst their agents2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

     

    The purpose of this research was to investigate how the German market is segmented and what the German consumers perceive of Nelo’s positioning by assessment of what the Agents corroborate. The insights derived from it points out if Nelo’s image is rightly perceived in the German market.

     

    In this paper a qualitative approach is used. Data collection method used was both interviews and documentation. Telephone interviews were conducted with three different agents operating in southern Germany. The secondary data the authors used were articles and books. Since it is a research based on a qualitative approach, the theories and the findings will be synthesized to make implication regarding the study.

     

    The investigation has shown that the target segment for Nelo in Germany are the middle to high income group in the age 40+, but it is shown that the products offered by Nelo don’t attract this segment in southern Germany. Though product quality is good the design and material used, does not fit with the target customer rendering the brand unknown. Nelo is not well positioned in the target market because it has not been successful in communicating a clear image. To conclude Nelo´s position is not consistent with their image.

     

  • 144.
    Belawni, Siham
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Dolovac, Ali
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Skog, Hanna
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Avskaffandet av revisionsplikten: -Oreviderade årsredovisningar och dess betydelse vid kreditgivningsprocessen i sörmländska banker2016Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka huruvida kreditgivningsprocessen har förändrats sedan revisionspliktens avskaffande samt vad detta medfört för konsekvenser för småbolag vid kreditprocessen.

    Studien har även som syfte att ta reda på hur rådgivningsföretag vägleder nystartade bolag när det kommer till kreditbehov.

    Studien har en kvalitativ forskningsmetod med semistrukturerade e-mail intervjuer som datainsamlingsmetod.

    I studiens slutsats framkom att samtliga banker var överens om att kreditgivningsprocessen inte har förändrats sedan lagändringen om slopad revisionsplikt år 2010. Dock ser bankerna olika på hur en oreviderad årsredovisning kan medföra ett informationsgap inför kreditbedömningen. Informationsgapet i sig kan leda till att bankerna kräver andra medel för att väga upp icke reviderade rapporter som en följd utav revisionens avskaffande. Beträffande rådgivningsorganisationerna fann studien en skillnad hur revisonen vägleds för de bolag som befinner sig i ett finansieringsstadium. Respondenten från Småföretagarnas riksförbund såg på oreviderade rapporter som ett icke påverkande underlag vid kreditbedömningsprocessen vars ett företags helhet bedöms. Nyföretagarcentrum ansåg dock att revisionsfrågan bör diskuteras med finansiärerna för att kunna bedöma huruvida icke reviderade rapporter har en påverkan för småbolagen vid kreditärenden.

  • 145.
    Bennström, Charles
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Cartaya, Jhonattan
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Keep it real and Quick: En undersökning om hur företag bör kommunicera mot 80-talister2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today we live in a more or less globalized society where borders do not pose the same obstacle as before. This is why it is interesting to examine whether different countries have similar views on how to communicate with a specific audience

    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to use the data gathered to inform businesses with information. The information can then be used to assist companies when it comes to advertising, the design of messages and the choice of media channels when communicating with people born during the 80’s. Furthermore, the investigation intends to find out if there really is a global market for people born during the 80’s.

    Method: The authors believe that a purely quantitative or qualitative approach is not appropriate. For this reason a combination of these two approaches is used in order solve the problem.

    Conclusions: When communicating to people born during the 80’s the messages should be simple and quick and the arguments used should be more of the holistic kind. When it comes to the choice of media channels the Internet and its tools are the obvious choices of today. The key is to capture the target group directly and also to engage the audience in question. There is a suggestion that it is a global market for people born during the 80’s and that communication can be standardized. The authors cannot confirm with certainty that it is indeed a global market since the spread of respondents cannot be considered to be exhaustive. However, the authors argue that Europe and North America have similar ideas when it comes to message and choice of channels when communication is intended for consumers born during the'80s.

  • 146.
    Bennström, Stephanie
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Kabwe, Michel
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Karlsson, Fredrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    En kvantitativ studie om sociala nätverks påverkan på konsumenter genom Facebook2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 147.
    Benozzo, A.
    et al.
    University of Valle d'Aosta, Italy.
    Carey, N.
    Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
    Cozza, Michela
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Elmenhorst, C.
    Fairchild, N.
    University of Chichester, UK.
    Koro-Ljungberg, M.
    Arizona State University, US.
    Taylor, C.A.
    Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
    Disturbing the Academic Conference Machine: Post-Qualitative Re-turnings2019In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 87-106Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 148.
    Bergkvist, Alexandra
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Bernhardsson, Jenny
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Lundberg, My
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Mind the Gap - En studie om samarbetet mellan byrå och kund2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract - ”Mind the Gap”- A study on the cooperation between advertising agencies and their clients.

    Seminar date: May 31th 2012

    Institution: University of Mälardalen, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology

    Course: Bachelor thesis in business administration focusing on marketing, 15 ECTS

    Authors: Alexandra Bergkvist, Jenny Bernhardsson, My Lundberg

    21 th April 1988   11th December 1987   23rd September 1988

    Tutor:  Dan Linder

    Examinator: Cecilia Lindh

    Keywords: Work process, Customer Relations, Gap, Deadweight, Overflow, Advertising agency

    Problem: The problem formulation is based on identifying the gap in the work process between advertising agencies and their clients.

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify what the gap in the work process between clients and advertising agencies consists of.

    Research question: What does the gap in the work process between clients and advertising agencies consists of? When does gaps occur? In what way can the two parts bridge the gap?

    Method: The paper applies a qualitative method for understanding what the gap in the work process consists of. The empirical part of the study consists of four personal interviews, with three advertising agencies and one agency-choice counsellor. The interview questions are of a semi-structured interview form, which means that the same questions will be asked but with freedom to ask follow-up questions.

    Conclusion: Among the interviewed agencies and the agency-choice counsellor, there was a consensus of what the gap consists of, with the exception of a few different opinions. The appearance showed that the gap mainly consisted of different expectations and visions.

  • 149.
    Berglund, Karin
    Mälardalen University, School of Business.
    Jakten på Entreprenörer: Om öppningar och låsningar i entreprenörskapsdiskursen2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Entrepreneurs are expected to play a crucial role in times of unemployment and economical regression. A “hunt for entrepreneurs” can thus be said to be occurring as they appear to be people who can save nations, societies, and companies in troublesome situations.

    The project Diversity in Entrepreneurship (DiE) aimed to introduce a broad view of entrepreneurship in a regional context. Three development areas are emphasized that are strategically important to transforming a traditional industrial community into an entrepreneurial region: paying attention to the spirit of enterprise among underrepresented groups; stimulating entrepreneurship among young people; and considering the importance of culture in stimulating a diverse and entrepreneurial society.

    An equality discourse is introduced through DiE that – emphasising social and mundane occurrences - stands in contrast to the historically rooted enterprise discourse that proffers companies as productive apparatus, where a few competent people – often men – have been, and still are, in charge. In the equality discourse, all people in the region make a difference, not merely a few. The encounter of the two discourses has resulted in confusion, and thus conflicts and collisions; but also in new possibilities.

    A new perspective of entrepreneurship and regional development is developed where conflicts are put forward as constructive. That the two discourses met on the same regional scene is therefore seen as positive as many people have been made aware of the social, political, and economic contradictions which restrain some groups in society from creating a (working) life. Hence, the contradictions have enabled the inhabitants to see themselves, and others, as entrepreneurs in regional development processes. Openings have thus emerged to view entrepreneurship from a broader perspective that includes people, to create practices through which a more diverse working life is becoming discernible.

  • 150.
    Berglund, Karin
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Kvinnors Företagande: En internationell forskningsöversikt2007Report (Other academic)
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