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Bogren, Maria
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Sörensson, A. & Bogren, M. (2020). Organizing an entrepreneurial learning programme: The role of people, process and place. Industry & higher education, 34(1), 13-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizing an entrepreneurial learning programme: The role of people, process and place
2020 (English)In: Industry & higher education, ISSN 0950-4222, E-ISSN 2043-6858, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 13-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research in entrepreneurship and learning has focused on education about, for and within enterprises. The purpose of this article is to analyse and discuss the importance of organizing for entrepreneurial learning. The research design included a case study of a newly established 1-year programme at a university in Sweden. Data were collected through participant observations and interviews with students, both in groups and individually. The study shows that organizing entrepreneurial learning involves a similar method to that used in entrepreneurial processes in companies with a focus on process, people and place. The contribution of the study is to confirm that Foley’s model with these three components is applicable in the context of entrepreneurial learning. The conclusion is that the process, the people and the place combined to create an environment for the students that was conducive to entrepreneurial learning. The people are the most important factor and should also be considered with regard to process and place. In order to establish a creative environment, organizers should consider the importance of students’ collaboration with stakeholders in the region, through which they can contribute to the development of the community. Students contribute to the local community through their interaction with it.

Keywords
creativity, entrepreneurial education, entrepreneurial learning programme, entrepreneurship, higher education
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36612 (URN)10.1177/0950422219857598 (DOI)000506913700002 ()2-s2.0-85068608898 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-07-02 Created: 2019-07-02 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Sörensson, A., Bogren, M. & Schmudde, U. (2019). How do Cities of Different Sizes in Europe Work with Sustainable Development?. In: : . Paper presented at Sustainable City 2019, Valencia, Spain, 1–3 October 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How do Cities of Different Sizes in Europe Work with Sustainable Development?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37596 (URN)
Conference
Sustainable City 2019, Valencia, Spain, 1–3 October 2019
Available from: 2019-10-30 Created: 2019-10-30 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Sörensson, A., Bogren, M. & Schmudde, U. (2019). How do Cities of Different Sizes in Europe Work with Sustainable Development?. International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, 14(4), 287-298
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How do Cities of Different Sizes in Europe Work with Sustainable Development?
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, ISSN 1755-7437, E-ISSN 1755-7445, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 287-298Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Today, competition between cities to attract inhabitants, companies and tourists is strong and cities must be up-to-date in terms of development to succeed. One way for smaller destinations to achieve sustainable development is by being creative with respect to tourism. Some destinations are in the shadow of others and need to stand out in some way. The purpose of this paper is to study European cities of different sizes and their work on sustainable development. The following research questions are addressed: How do different cities work on sustainable development? How does the size of the city influence its work on sustainability? How can a city be influenced by surrounding areas in its sustainability work? The study uses a qualitative method. Data were collected from 34 small cities, towns and villages in Europe. The destinations were selected using non-probability sampling. The data were analysed using an interpretative approach. The results show that the local community plays a key role in contributing to the sustainable development of small destinations. It is also of great importance for a place to have an identity and to reach different types of stakeholders. The conclusion is that local communities must be engaged in the sustainable development of smaller destinations. It is also important to focus on the environment since today’s tourists are more aware of environmental sustainability. Several of the cities can be seen as shadow destinations since they are included in larger regions and are dependent on other destinations that are more famous. Finally, successful rural destinations offer value to the tourist, have a strong identity and include stakeholders in the development process.

Keywords
creativity, identity, rural, small city, sustainable, sustainable development
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37777 (URN)10.2495/DNE-V14-N4-287–298 (DOI)2-s2.0-85078454643 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically approved
Sörensson, A. & Bogren, M. (2019). Large sized tourism companies and their sustainability efforts – Do they really do their best?. In: : . Paper presented at 28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism an Hospitality Research, Roskilde University, Denmark, October 23-25, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Large sized tourism companies and their sustainability efforts – Do they really do their best?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainability is nowadays a hot topic for most tourism companies. Swedish tourism companies have during the past decades start to work with these issues but do they really do their best? The aim with this paper is to explore large sized tourism companies and their work with sustainability. The following research questions are addressed: What kind of efforts do the tourism companies focus their sustainability work on? How do they argue for these efforts in sustainability? What kind of role do the stakeholders play for the tourism companies and their sustainability work? Previous research have shown that type of tourism companies influence what kind of sustainability dimensions that is prioritized. This study is focused on classification of tourism companies depending on their focus of sustainability dimension. The study was design as a qualitative multi case study. Data was collected during autumn 2018 from 30 different types of tourism companies in Sweden. The preliminary result show that the type of tourism companies matters. The study also identified six different groups of tourism companies depending on their sustainability work (e g life style, profit maximization, including society, excluding society, environment hero and minimum effort). The result also indicate that the tourism company’s key stakeholders play a crucial role in how and what the tourism company focus their sustainability work towards.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38077 (URN)
Conference
28th Nordic Symposium on Tourism an Hospitality Research, Roskilde University, Denmark, October 23-25, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Bogren, M. & Lindvert, M. (2019). Lifestyle entrepreneurs in a new country – depending on social and human capital. In: : . Paper presented at RENT, Berlin, Germany, 28-29 nov 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lifestyle entrepreneurs in a new country – depending on social and human capital
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Keywords
lifestyle entrepreneurs, social capital, human capital, Gran Canaria, Norway
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38079 (URN)
Conference
RENT, Berlin, Germany, 28-29 nov 2019
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Sörensson, A., Bogren, M. & Cawthorn, A. (2019). Lifestyle Entrepreneurs within Nature-Based Businesses in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Atiner 15th Annual International Conference on Tourism, 10-13 June 2019, Athens, Greece.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lifestyle Entrepreneurs within Nature-Based Businesses in Sweden
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A growing number of research studies focuses on lifestyle entrepreneurs in the tourism industry. Lifestyle entrepreneurs often start their business due to the fact that they want to make business of their hobby or they want to create a certain quality of life by living in a specific place. Previous studies argue that lifestyle entrepreneurs are often motivated by non-economic goals. Nature based businesses includes traditional businesses like agriculture and forestry but also new emerging businesses that are based on nature‟s resources like tourism. In rural areas, these type of tourism business are the most important incomes and therefore also of high importance concerning business development. The aim is to explore the tourism entrepreneurs‟ point of view of their lifestyle and business within nature based businesses in rural areas. The study was conducted with a qualitative approach. 17 different cases was studied from autumn 2015 until autumn 2016. The cases consisted of micro tourism companies within nature based businesses situated in the rural county of Jämtland in Sweden. The data was collected through semistructured interviews, observations and written materials. The result from this study show that there is several difference between tourism lifestyle entrepreneurs in rural areas with nature based businesses. We have identified four types of tourism lifestyle entrepreneurs that have different motives for running their businesses. The results also show that depending on what kind of tourism entrepreneur they focus differently on their nature based businesses. Many of the lifestyle entrepreneurs are focusing on finding several different types of income to spread the risk and also obtain growth. We could also see that traditional entrepreneurs within nature based businesses prefer to focus on the main income which often was more traditional products and services rather than tourism. The tourism lifestyle entrepreneurs therefore seem to try more different types of businesses and appear more open minded to create and innovate new products and services.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36294 (URN)
Conference
Atiner 15th Annual International Conference on Tourism, 10-13 June 2019, Athens, Greece
Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Sörensson, A., Bogren, M. & Cawthorn, A. (2019). Sustainability Information in Large-sized Companies in Europe: Does National Culture Matter?. The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, 15(1), 45-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainability Information in Large-sized Companies in Europe: Does National Culture Matter?
2019 (English)In: The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, ISSN 2325-1115, E-ISSN 2325-114X, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 45-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on sustainability information in large-sized companies in Europe. The aim of this article is to examine sustainability information in large-sized companies in European countries and the effect that the different national cultures might have on how sustainability is informed. The theoretical frameworks used are stakeholder theory, legitimacy, accountability, and national culture. The study has a qualitative approach, and data were collected during the spring of 2017 from 100 companies in five European countries (Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden). Data were collected from websites, written documents, and other secondary sources. The results show that there are both differences between companies within each country and between countries. Companies in different countries focus on different aspects of sustainability in their information. The theoretical contribution this study makes is a model that can be used as a tool when discussing sustainability among large-sized companies in Europe. Practical implications include new knowledge of national differences between large-sized companies in how they work with sustainability, which could be of use to companies trying to enter other European markets.

Keywords
Sustainable, Sustainability, National Culture, Large-sized Company, Stakeholder Theory
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36135 (URN)10.18848/2325-1115/CGP/v15i01/45-62 (DOI)2-s2.0-85067205397 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-05-13 Created: 2019-05-13 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved
Sörensson, A., Cawthorn, A. & Bogren, M. (2019). Sustainability Information Provided by Businesses in Sweden: Differences between categories in nature-based industries?. In: : . Paper presented at E2HS3-19, Milano 5-7 Aug.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainability Information Provided by Businesses in Sweden: Differences between categories in nature-based industries?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36910 (URN)
Conference
E2HS3-19, Milano 5-7 Aug
Available from: 2019-08-21 Created: 2019-08-21 Last updated: 2019-11-13Bibliographically approved
Bogren, M. (2019). Swedish lifestyle entrepreneurs on Gran Canaria – do they really create something new?. In: : . Paper presented at Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century: Dynamics and Challenges. La Orotava, Tenerife, 25-27 nov 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish lifestyle entrepreneurs on Gran Canaria – do they really create something new?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38078 (URN)
Conference
Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century: Dynamics and Challenges. La Orotava, Tenerife, 25-27 nov 2019
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Sörensson, A., Bogren, M. & Cawthorn, A. (2019). Tourism Entrepreneurs with Nature-Based Businesses in Sweden: The Role of the Lifestyle and the Place. Athens Journal of Tourism, 6(4), 211-224
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourism Entrepreneurs with Nature-Based Businesses in Sweden: The Role of the Lifestyle and the Place
2019 (English)In: Athens Journal of Tourism, E-ISSN 2241-8148, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 211-224Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A growing amount of research focuses on lifestyle entrepreneurs in the tourism industry. Lifestyle entrepreneurs often go into business with the aim of making a hobby their income source or to create a certain quality of life in a specific place. Previous studies argue that lifestyle entrepreneurs are often motivated by noneconomic goals. Nature-based businesses include traditional businesses such as those in the agriculture and forestry industries as well as new emerging businesses that are based on nature’s resources such as tourism. In rural areas, these types of tourism businesses generate important income and are therefore of great importance from a business development perspective. The aim of this study is to explore how tourism entrepreneurs see their lifestyles and nature-based businesses in rural areas. The study was conducted using a qualitative approach. Seventeen different cases were studied between autumn 2015 and autumn 2016, all of which were nature-based businesses in the area of micro-tourism located in rural Sweden. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews, observations, and written material. The study’s results show that there are several differences between tourism-lifestyle entrepreneurs in rural areas with nature-based businesses. We have identified four types of tourismlifestyle entrepreneurs, each with different motives for running their businesses. The results also show that they focus differently on their nature-based businesses, depending on what kind of tourism entrepreneur they are. Many of the lifestyle entrepreneurs focus on developing several different types of income to reduce risk and obtain growth. Tourism-lifestyle entrepreneurs therefore seem to try different types of businesses and appear to be more open-minded and innovative where creating new products and services is concerned

Keywords
Hipster Entrepreneur, Life Enjoyer, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Motives, Nature Based, Tourism, Traditional Entrepreneur
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36296 (URN)10.30958/ajt.6-4-1 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
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