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  • 201.
    Daub, Anna-Katharina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    How sports events can have a long-term impact on a destination´s image: A case study of the IBU Biathlon World Championships 2019 in Östersund2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 202.
    Davidsson, Tangi
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Umar Irshad, Muhammad
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Social Media Marketing: A study of Small and Medium Enterprises with limited Financial Resources trying to create competitive advantage in Sundsvall2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 203.
    De Jong, Anna
    et al.
    University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
    Palladino, Monica
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Puig, Romà Garrido
    University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
    Romeo, Giuseppa
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Fava, Nadia
    University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
    Cafiero, Carlo
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.
    Skoglund, Wilhelm
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Varley, Peter
    Western Norway Research Institute, Sogndal, Norway.
    Marcianò, Claudio
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Laven, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Sjölander-Lindqvist, Annelie
    University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Gastronomy Tourism: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review of Research Areas, Disciplines, and Dynamics2018In: Journal of Tourism and Gastronomy, ISSN 2169-2971, E-ISSN 2169-298X, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 131-146Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Residing with the exponential growth of gastronomy tourism research, a number of review articles have examined the relationship of gastronomy and tourism from distinct thematic and disciplinary perspectives. What remains absent is a comprehensive overview that encapsulates the interdisciplinary dimensions of this area of research. In response, this study comprehensively investigates gastronomy tourism literature utilizing a network and content analysis, with an aim to map the main subject areas concerned with gastronomy tourism and relations between varying subject areas. In doing so, themes determining gastronomy tourism and focus for future exploration are identified. The review findings suggest that the trajectory of gastronomy tourism research is characterized by the dominance of "tourism, leisure, and hospitality management" and "geography, planning, and development." Three recommendations are proposed to assist development of gastronomy tourism research: increased dialogue across subject areas, development of critical and theoretical approaches, and greater engagement with sustainability debates.

  • 204.
    Dencker, Hanna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Le, Nhung
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Bootstrapping bland företagande kvinnor: En kvalitativ studie om användandet av finansiell bootstrapping2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 205.
    Dillner, Jessica
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Säterberg, Emelie
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Kostnads- och kvalitetskonflikt inom revision: Tidspress orsakad avtidsbudgetar och deadlines2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    With an increasingly competitive market-driven audit, where customers are concerned abouttheir costs and are looking for cheap options, audit agencies try to provide audit fees based onthat demand. Audit agencies are forced to maximize their profits and supervise their costs whilemaintaining a high level of audit quality. Audit fees are governed by the setup of time budgetsand deadlines that auditors will work with. The recent scandals within the auditing professionhave focused attention on the quality of the audit and on the two types of time pressure shown tobe able to have a negative effect on audit quality. Previous research has reported that timepressure, caused by time budgets and deadlines, leads the auditors to take short cuts in their workto keep tight goals in a dysfunctional manner. The research also indicates that perceived timepressure and dysfunctional shortcuts differs between auditors with different agency affiliationand between auditors with different formal competence.The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the extent to which Swedish auditorsexperience time pressure caused by time budgets and deadlines, and the extent to whichdysfunctional shortcuts occurs. We also intend to make comparisons between auditors withdifferent agency affiliation and between auditors with different formal competence.A web-based survey was sent to Swedish auditors across the country and 291 responses werereceived. More than one out of three auditors who participated in our study indicated that theyexperienced time pressure at a level that was not sustainable. Dysfunctional shortcuts that coulddamage audit quality occurred as actions against time pressure caused by time budgets anddeadlines. The problems with time pressure seemed to be more complicated among larger auditfirms since the dysfunctional shortcuts occurred to a greater extent. Auditors with lower formalcompetence experienced more time pressure and used dysfunctional shortcuts to a greater extentthan auditors with higher formal competence.

  • 206.
    Dimitrova, Irina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Tenov, Rosen
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    To buy or not to buy?: Market segmentation by the consumer decision-making process of pastry shop customers in Sundsvall, Sweden2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 207.
    Djaber, Mariana
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Kommunernas beräkning av inkomstuppgifter: Vid fastställande av avgift för barnomsorg2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 208.
    Dollinger, Laura
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Employee Motivation of the Generation Y2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 209.
    Domeij Selvaggi, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Mediebevakning, branschtillhörighet och CSR: en innehållsanalys av large cap företag2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 210.
    Dove, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    How independent are European Union Central Banks?2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 211.
    Dyldina, Aleksandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    CRM Implementations in the Real Estate Sector: A Case Study of Colliers International2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 212.
    Dyrelius, Åsa
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    En fallstudie om kinesiska och svenska affärsförhandlare: Att affärsförhandla med Kina2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As trade with China increases, it becomes more and more important to have knowledge about the Chinese business culture and the cultural challenges. The purpose of this study was to investigate what differences existed between Swedish and Chinese businessmen and also looks upon how the negotiation techniques differ between the countries. To answer this question, I have done a literature review in which I have used books, articles and internet and conducted four interviews. The results of the study show that the cultural differences are large and that certain prior knowledge and understanding are necessary to succeed in a business negotiation with China. The survey results revealed several recurrent factors/differences that are essential to have knowledge about. The study showed that the major differences were found in the areas, morality, relationships and work environment.

  • 213.
    Dzanovic, Alen
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Estay, Yasmina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Revisorers träffsäkerhet av Going Concern varningar i konsultföretag2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Problem:  In  consult  firms individual capital can  be  a  big  asset.  This  asset  is  often presented in the form of words and phrases in the corporate annual reports. This asset can be difficult for stakeholders to assess, but also difficult to compare (Zambon, 2011). Ordóñez de Pablo (2003) states that individual capital is an important sign of a company's future value and ability to generate results. It may be difficult for stakeholders in companies with high individual capital to estimate this asset without an analysis published in the annual report (Nyllinge, 1999). However, it is observed that companies are reluctant to report negative information (Oliveira, 2010). Stakeholders in consult firms must therefore in many cases more or less rely on that the auditor issues a going concern warning if uncertainties are detected that could affect continued operation. Students at Mid Sweden University noted that auditors issues going concern warnings in one out of five cases, which they consider to be low (Liu & Özcelik, 2011; Palm & Rheborg , 2013) . This accuracy does not necessarily represent the accuracy in consult companies because they did not take into account what industry companies operated in.

    Purpose: This study aims to identify auditors’ accuracy of going concern opinions in consulting firms, and examine if gender, client size, audit firm, financial stress and the time between the audit report signed and the firms’ bankruptcy affects the accuracy.

    Methods:  The sample consisted of Swedish bankrupt companies in the category management consulting. A quantitative method was used and statistical analyzes were carried out.

    Results:  Our results show that auditors’ accuracy of bankrupt companies in the category management consulting is 23 %. Financial stress is a factor that affects the accuracy. Remaining factors consisting of the auditor gender, time between the audit report signed and bankruptcy, audit firm and client size does not affect the accuracy.

  • 214.
    Dzanovic, Alen
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Hedlund, Andreas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Möjliga konsekvenser av höjda gränsvärden för revisionsplikt i Sverige2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 215.
    Eckert Elfving, Michaela
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Svanberg, Linda
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Corporate social responsibility: Hur skiljer sig kvaliteten mellan olika CSR-delar?2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Establishing a CSR report has in the current situation become increasingly relevant in the market regarding corporate responsibility to the outside world. However, there is no standard of what the report will contain, which can result in differences in the preparation of reports. Companies select which parts they want to write about based on what can benefit them. Gaps in knowledge or uncertainty about what information the companies want to give out tostakeholders may also be underlying factors.This study analyzes differences in the quality of the three CSR parts namely, product liability, human rights and society. It is also explored whether there are differences between sectors or the global positioning of the companies. The companies whose reports were studied were drawn from GRI's database. A total of 214 companies were selected out of which 36 were removed. The CSR reports were analyzed in relation to the selected variables using ANOVA tests.The results show that there are quality differences between the three selected parts of the reports. However, it was not possible to find any quality differences between the sectors nor in Europe and the US. The conclusion is that there are some quality differences. Meanwhile, there are more aspects of quality that would be interesting to investigate in future studies.

  • 216.
    Edler, Marielle
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Haile, Erdanos
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Crowdfunding- istället för traditionellt banklån?: Varför entreprenörer söker sig till den nya finansieringsmetoden2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 217.
    Edling, Teresia
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Olofsson, Jennifer
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Marknadsförutsättningar och marknadsföringsförutsättningar för grönt boende: Kartläggning och analys av olika intressenters perspektiv2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: As the negative environmental impact of buildings has been revealed in thesustainability debate, a concept called “green building” has begun to develop. Building greencreates more resource efficient models for building and aim at reducing the negativeenvironmental impact of buildings regarding energy consumption, environment and the humanhealth. Green housing is being analysed from a stakeholder perspective with focus on greenmarketing, which includes a holistic way of marketing. A problem with marketing greenproducts such as environmentally sustainable buildings is that consumers do not alwaysunderstand the importance of choosing the environmentally friendly option. The outcome ofpeople’s choice whether to invest or not largely depends on how the issue is communicated. Building green can benefit a majority of stakeholders in the building industry as well as otherstakeholders in the society both from an economical, social and environmental perspective.

    Purpose: The purpose of our study is to map out and analyse different stakeholdersperspectives regarding green housing. Based on this analysis conclusions are drawn on marketconditions for green housing and how the marketing should be adapted after these marketconditions.

    Method: A literature review of green marketing and green housing and an empirical studybased on interviews that was conducted with different stakeholders with different perspectiveson the market for green housing and how these should be marketed.

    Main results: The study shows that there are several different opportunities and difficulties regarding green marketing of green housing. Different stakeholders refer to different green market conditions and green marketing arguments regarding green housing. The study indicatesthat the relatively high initial cost for green housing combined with todays lack of knowledgeregarding these houses create a certain hesitation among potential stakeholders when it comesto investing in green housing. Our study has lead to several conclusions concerning theimportance of communicating knowledge and additional value via green marketing. The lack ofknowledge has been established as the main problem that needs to be adjusted to enable thefuture development of the market and cooperation between stakeholders is lifted as an approachto successfully accomplish this development.

  • 218.
    Edman, Marcus
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Hasselberg, Anton
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Riskhantering i byggbranschen: En fallstudie om risker på byggnader under konstruktion2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 219.
    Edström, Peter
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Kallin, Hans
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Revisorers syn på kompetens och oberoende vid revision av redovisning till verkligt värde2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 220.
    Edström, Peter
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Viklund, Robert
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Är verkligt värde verkligt?: – En studie som undersöker hur redovisning av förvaltningsfastigheter till verkligt värde motsvarar det realiserade försäljningspriset.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 221.
    Efraimsson, Eric
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Finns Prekariatet på den svenska arbetsmarknaden?: -En analys av svensk statistik mellan 1995 och 20102015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 222.
    Ekedahl, Josefine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Persson, Erika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    INVESTERINGSSPARKONTOTS UTVECKLING: med avseende på svenskt fondsparande2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 223.
    Ekedahl, Josefine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Persson, Erika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    SAMHÄLLS- OCH PRIVATEKONOMISKA EFFEKTER AV AMORTERINGSKRAVPÅ BOSTADSKREDITER2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 224.
    El- Sabee, Farha Silivia
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Nyang, Isa-Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Adoption of E-banking in Global South Countries: from an institutional perspective2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 225.
    ELIASSON, JONAS
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    HYTTSTEN, JIMMY
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Working Capital Managements relation till lönsamhet: Med fokus på cash conversion cycle i två kontrastindustrier2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 226.
    Emmoth, Anna
    et al.
    Dalarna Univ, Sch Technol & Business Studies, Falun, Sweden.
    Gebert-Persson, Sabine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Lundberg, Helene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Interpartner Legitimacy Effects on Cluster Initiative Formation and Development Processes2015In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 892-908Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In spite of the growing interest in cluster initiatives (CIs) as a means of regional development, there are still few studies of CIs that offer an inside perspective. This article takes such an inside perspective, focusing on the internal legitimacy aspects of the formation and evolving processes of CIs. We propose the inclusion of interpartner legitimacy effects in order to better understand the formation and development of CIs. A case study method is applied on a Swedish CI in the tourism industry. Faced with the situation that their region was lagging behind other Swedish regions in the development of tourism, the actors were spurred to promote a CI. Its central purposes were to consolidate the regional tourism industry, strengthen the regional brand and to establish the entire region as a single coherent destination. This paper contributes to the research body of regional development and CIs by showing how different types of interpartner legitimacies hinder and facilitate the CI process.

  • 227.
    ENGELIN, GERTRUD
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Kvinnors företagande: Och deras erfarenheter och behov av stödinsatser2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 228.
    Englund, Anton
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Hessling, Evelina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Challenges of Global Virtual Teams - Communication, Trust and Relationship2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The advances in technology over the last decades have created opportunities for multinational companies to create new kind of teams. These so called Global Virtual Teams (GVT) only communicate virtually and have because of this allowed members to be located all over the world without being limited to any certain location and thus making the teams culturally diverse. Because of the fact that GVTs are multicultural as well as virtual, the effectiveness ofthe GVTs has been questioned. The most critical challenges of GVTs has been described to be communication, trust and relationship building, and these challenges have been described to exist because of the lack of face-to-face interactions which are considered to be important in order to be able to communicate, create trust and build relationships effectively. However, theimportance of face-to-face interactions has been questioned by a small but a growing number of researches. To get a deeper understanding of how these challenges pose challenges for GVTs, semi-structured interviews have been conducted with eight leaders of GVTs in order to see how they perceive these challenges in their teams. The results indicated that the challenges might not pose as great challenges and might not either be as present in GVTs asthey have been portrayed in previous studies.

  • 229.
    Englund, Anton
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Persson, Christoffer
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Autonomins och strategins påverkan på fart i internationaleisering: En kvantitativ studie på små och medelstora företag2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Speed in the internationalization process has been frequently discussed amongst researchers within this field. Research in this field has been increasingly important since it has been more common not only for large companies but also SMEs to internationalize. The concept of speed specifies how fast a company are internationalizing. Although, it has been measured in a number of different ways. The main purpose of the study is to investigate, analyse and compare Swedish and Chinese SMEs speed in their internationalization and to research how related autonomy and strategy are to speed. Autonomy, as to what extent the work within a company proceeds independently and strategy as to what extent a company plan or improvise their activities.The sample consisted of 72 SMEs, existing of 34 Swedish and 38 Chinese companies. The data has been gathered by a survey that has been filled by the respondent. Through regression analysis the results showed no significant relationships between autonomy and speed or between strategy and speed. However, if the sample was split - country wise a significant relationship between planned strategy and speed was found.There were also significant differences between the countries. Chinese companies were more autonomous, acquiring a more planned strategy and had a higher speed than Swedish companies. When it comes to autonomy the non-existing relationship can be because of other variables affecting the speed, such a variable could be knowledge for example. It can also be explained by the big decisions that are made in these contexts often made by the management. On the other hand, social desirability can also be a factor that affects autonomy. When it comes to strategy the defaulted relationship might be due to different situations demanding different strategic approaches. Mainly the defaulted relationships can be explained as the countries are very different and it would be strange if companies from so distant countries acted in the same ways.

  • 230.
    Englund, Anton
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Persson, Christoffer
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Autonomins och strategins påverkan på fart i internationalisering: En kvantitativ studie på små och medelstora företag2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Speed in the internationalization process has been frequently discussed amongst researchers within this field. Research in this field has been increasingly important since it has been more common not only for large companies but also SMEs to internationalize. The concept of speed specifies how fast a company are internationalizing. Although, it has been measured in a number of different ways. The main purpose of the study is to investigate, analyse and compare Swedish and Chinese SMEs speed in their internationalization and to research how related autonomy and strategy are to speed. Autonomy, as to what extent the work within a company proceeds independently and strategy as to what extent a company plan or improvise their activities.The sample consisted of 72 SMEs, existing of 34 Swedish and 38 Chinese companies. The data has been gathered by a survey that has been filled by the respondent. Through regression analysis the results showed no significant relationships between autonomy and speed or between strategy and speed. However, if the sample was split - country wise a significant relationship between planned strategy and speed was found.There were also significant differences between the countries. Chinese companies were more autonomous, acquiring a more planned strategy and had a higher speed than Swedish companies. When it comes to autonomy the non-existing relationship can be because of other variables affecting the speed, such a variable could be knowledge for example. It can also be explained by the big decisions that are made in these contexts often made by the management. On the other hand, social desirability can also be a factor that affects autonomy. When it comes to strategy the defaulted relationship might be due to different situations demanding different strategic approaches. Mainly the defaulted relationships can be explained as the countries are very different and it would be strange if companies from so distant countries acted in the same ways.

  • 231.
    Engman, William
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Betydelsen av Euro som gemensam valuta: En studie om handeln i Östersjöområdet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Since 1999 the majority of the countries in the area of the Baltic sea have joined the europeanmonetary union, EMU. The region, which has a rich history of trading with each other, has thus encountered new trade interactions where the cost of trading with a nation that has the same currency could be lower. This has given me the thought of what significance the euro as a currency has on total rade in the Baltic Sea area. Does the total trade benefit or will a country that changes its national currency instead trade more with other EMU-countries?The purpose of this study has therefore been to investigate how the usage of the euro as a currency in he Baltic Sea area would affect total trade between the countries. To answer this, I have used a variant of the gravity model which describes different effects on the total trade between two countries or the time period 1996-2016. The model has been discussed with the theory of optimum currency areas and previous research. The result suggests that a common currency would facilitate trade and if a Baltic sea country use the euro as its national currency, it could increase trade by up to 10.4%. Trade can also increase by up to 17.6% when both trading partners using the euro as currency. A membership in EMU was also found by previous research to provide increased trade both internally and externally in the Union and membership of the EU showed a significant importance for increased trade in the area, which also the result of the gravity model indicated. The conclusion was therefore hat both membership of EMU and the EU have a positive effect on trade between the countries in area of the Baltic Sea.Also, the study confirms previous results of the gravity model where the economic size and population affect trade between two countries positively and that the distance between the countries has a negative impact.

  • 232.
    Engstrand, Gabriel
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Sjödin, Ida
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Variations in innovative business models: an empirical study measuring the effects of commitment components in start-up firms2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this research is to examine the impact of the three particular commitment components: affective, calculative and normative but also the effect of commitment as one component in innovative business models. The purpose is further on, to examine how the components shared values and relationship values affect the commitment components. The gained knowledge from this research aims to contribute an approach for the complexity regarding business models. The research study was empirically collected by analyzing thedata from 125 Swedish start-up companies to illustrate their relationship with their most valuable business client from a dyadic perspective. Parts of our findings support that affective commitment is the most essential commitment component in value creation and value capture. The other commitment components are however essential in relationship, and they can lead toeach other. Commitment is indicated to affect business models positively. The research is however limited measuring only a few aspects of innovative business model but is aimed to receive an overview to aid firms to know what areas to focus

  • 233.
    Engström, Lina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Månsson, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Digitaliseringens påverkan på redovisning- och revisionsbyråer2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 234.
    Eriksson, Christofer
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Hur skuldräntan påverkas hos svenska företag under en expansiv penningpolitik2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 235.
    Eriksson, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Att förutspå en konkurs: En empirisk studie på små och medelstora företag i Sverige2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns en mängd av olika förklaringar till varför det blir en företagskonkurs och det ärkostsamt för samhället och utgör ett stort problem hos olika aktörer såsom långivare,investerare, kunder, anställda, försäkringsbolag och leverantörer. Studiens syfte är att utforskadet eller de nyckeltal som kan förutspå en konkurs. I denna studie har totalt 14169 svenskasmå-och medelstora företag granskats utifrån femton olika nyckeltal avseende perioden 2009-2012. I de två analysmodeller som har använts, ANOVA-modellen och Logistisk Regression,har det uppkommit olika nyckeltal för att förespå en konkurs. Gemensamt för de bådamodellerna är att måtten soliditet och ålder var nyckeltal som till stor del kan användas för attförutspå en konkurs.

  • 236.
    Eriksson, Ida
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Näs, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    CSR-rapporters kvalitetsbetydelse och roll2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Companies’ media exposure, quality in CSR reports and employee satisfaction vary, and it is becoming increasingly more common for companies to create CSR reports to satisfy their stakeholders. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the quality of CSR reports, its impact on media exposure and employee satisfaction, and how media exposure affects employee satisfaction through quality. The underlying purpose was to analyze whether there were any differences in media exposure, quality and employee satisfaction between companies operating in coordinated market economies (CME) and companies within liberal market economies (LME). The sample consisted of 192companies distributed among 124 companies operating within CME and 68 companies operating within LME. The relationships were analyzed by structural equation modeling. The results show that media exposure is positively related to quality and that quality is positively related to employee satisfaction. We also find a positive correlation between media exposure and employee satisfaction through quality. For our underlying purpose, we find that companies within CME establish higher quality CSR reports than companies within LME.

  • 237.
    Eriksson, Ida
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Sjödell, Sabina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Svenska Large Cap företagens engagemang och kommunikation med intressenter genom hållbarhetsrapporter2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sustainability report goes back to the late 1980s, when the first environmental reports were published. Sustainability report is a report covering environmental, social and economic aspects of organizations. Many organizations think that sustainability reports, even though they are optional to account, is an important part of their bottom line.Sustainability reports are important both for the stakeholders to be able to make reasonable assessments of the company's accomplishments and for the company, so they can improve their image. It is therefore important to communicate and engage with their stakeholders in their sustainability reports. This document analysis are focused on trying to identify whichstakeholders the companies is targeting and how they communicate and involve with these stakeholders through sustainability reports. The study is based on the power- and interestmatrix that shows how companies are affected by the stakeholders and thereby leads to a stakeholder focus. Word frequency test and Flesch Reading Ease is the methodically used of measuringcommunication and commitment in 33 Swedish Large Cap company sustainability reports from 2012 and 2013, this also through an industry classification.The results of the study are presented in a regression analysis which is then analyzed. This to get a general picture of the Swedish Large Cap companies communication and commitment with stakeholders through their sustainability reports. Regression analysis also provides an industry overview of the three different industries; manufacturing, trading companies and service companies. This breakdown shows how corporate communications and commitment of stakeholders is sectoral.The outcome of the analysis showed that they are stakeholders that companies choose to focus more on the performance of their sustainability reports. The stakeholders that fell within the framework of the key players in the various sectors was the society, customers and suppliers. The analysis also shows that the sustainability reports that communicate to stakeholders,customers, shareholders and employees are easier to read. Every single industry is showing clear signs of different stakeholder focus and which is their key player. However, the outcome is that no difference exists between the various industries and readability.

  • 238.
    Eriksson, Jesper
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Näsholm Johansen, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Tjäna på att leva?: En studie om svenska fastighetsaktiers avkastning2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Previous studies regarding real estate stocks and its’ performance compared to the market is split up in two parts. One side claims that there is a significant difference in performance and the other means that they’re correlated. Due to macroenomical factors, some scientists are convinced that there isn’t possible to compare countries to each other. (Lorenz  &  Trück, 2008) This study has scrutinized the eventual relationship between the swedish real  estate market and OMXS30, in this study defined as the swedish market. The study has aimed to elucidate if there is a difference between OMXS30 and the swedish real estate stocks and if there is a significant correlation between the two components. The results show that there isn’t a significant difference between the real estate stocks and the market, thus they’re highly correlated with each other. The study has also shown that there is a slight difference after risk adjusting, however it’s not significant. From the 17 companies included in the study, there were eight companies that performed better than the market and nine companies showed a slightly lower result than the market. This doesn’t necessarily mean that real estate stocks perform better than the market. 

  • 239.
    Eriksson, Linnea
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Svensk, Therese
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Företags förmåga att anpassa hållbarhetsrapporteringen efter önskad målgrupp via format och kommunikationskanal2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There has been an increased interest in sustainability reporting from corporations and their various stakeholder groups during the last decades. Due to the increased interest more corporations has begun to establish sustainability reports. Unlike financial reporting there are no formal requirements for sustainability reporting. This implies freedom but also somedifficulties. Corporations have the power to choose how to report and how to communicate the sustainability reporting but it also requires some complicated decisions. Depending on how corporations choose to handle their sustainability reporting, different effects can be obtained. Therefore, it is important for corporations to have an awareness of what they want the reporting to generate. The purpose of this study is to describe and analyse the causes and intentions of Swedish small and medium sized companies sustainability reporting. Further, the aim is to analyse how corporations adapt their sustainability reporting to their desired target group, in terms of format and communication channel. The study focuses on customers and the company management, as well as on increased competitiveness and sustainable development.A digital questionnaire was designed and sent by email to 384 corporations. Out of these 63 answered the questionnaire, which resulted in a response rate of 16.4 percent. The statistical processing consisted of correlation and regression analysis. The result of the study demonstrate that small and medium sized companies generally has a lack of structure in theirsustainability reporting. This may lead to a loss of positive effects that reporting can cause. The conclusion is that corporations do not make use of the freedom they possess, although companies can have a lot to gain from developing clear sustainability strategies.

  • 240.
    Eriksson, Linnéa
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Berglund, Hanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Hur en reglering kan påverka: En undersökning av bostadsrättsföreningars avskrivningsmetod2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    From the beginning of 2014, the Swedish accounting board decided a new regulation for housing associations. The regulation affected housing associations that used progressive depreciation on their buildings because they had to swop to linear depreciation. Progressive depreciation means that the building is depreciated more and more as the time goes while thelinear depreciation means that the building is depreciated with the same amount every year. There have been split opinions concerning if the regulation outcome was good or bad. The organization FAR has been positive to the regulation because they think that linear depreciation reflects the actual wear and depreciation better than the progressive method. The building companies has however been negative to this decision. They meant that theprogressive method has allowed to keep the costs down and thereby also the monthly fee at the time of sale of new apartments.This study has focused on the transition 2013-2014 and examined if the transition has created any consequences for the housing associations or for their members. It also examined if potential purchaser have been given changed conditions for their assessment of the housing associations’ economy. The result of the study showed that almost all of the 50 examinedassociations had increased depreciation costs and inferior results than the year before. It also showed that 40 out of 50 associations had commented on the regulation in their annual report but that only 15 of them had explained that the increased depreciation costs doesn’t affect the liquidity. In practice, this implies that members and potential purchasers may not understandthat the negative result not always means that the association has big financial problems.

  • 241.
    Eriksson, Linnéa
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Svensk, Therese
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Relationen mellan mångfald, miljörapportering och medieexponering2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Debates about diversity among board directors are in progress globally. Scientists are in disagreement about the impacts of diversity in the business world. Yet there are strong opinions about a group’s formation on the distribution of gender, age, education and ethnicity. There are speculations of a possible relationship between diversity and sustainability reporting. The growing demands of such reporting increases the interest to determine which factors promote sustainability reporting. This study intends to explore theCorporate Environmental Disclosure (CED) of sustainability reporting. Currently there are no mandatory standard for sustainability reporting, such information is public though and exposures in media. Media compares the reports to public expectations and has the power to affect a company’s reputation. The relationship between board diversity, environmentalreporting and media exposure is hence an area worth exploring.The main intent of this study was to describe and analyse whether board diversity affects CED. Further the intent was to explore whether CED affects media exposure. The sampling for the study consisted of multinational companies. Of 447 examined, 202 formed the basis. The results of the study established by structural equation modeling, stated that board diversity is not associated with CED. Yet the study indicates that CED affects media exposure. External variables that were found to have effect on board diversity, CED or media exposure were firm size and geographical

  • 242.
    Eriksson, Ljusk Ola
    et al.
    Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesSkogsmarksgränd, Umeå, Sweden.
    Wahlberg, Olof
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Nilsson, Malin
    Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesSkogsmarksgränd, Umeå, Sweden.
    Questioning the contemporary forest planning paradigm: making use of local knowledge2014In: Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 0282-7581, E-ISSN 1651-1891, Vol. 29, no S1, p. 56-70Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The forest planning system of large Swedish forest owners follows a three step procedure: long-term, medium-term, and short-term planning. The system is sequential and hierarchical in the sense that longer-term plans form the framework for shorter-term plans, and that top-level management prepares the long range plans and the lower management levels develop plans with successively shorter horizons. Studies indicate that this approach does not fully use existing knowledge within the organization. Problems associated with the top-down approach are also recognized in the general literature on organization and management. A proposal for a bottom-up approach is developed that aim at the use of local level knowledge to enhance accuracy and applicability of the forest plans. After top-level management has issued some fundamental planning directives, medium-term planning is conducted by the districts. Then the district plans are consolidated at the top-level for coordination and revision. A simulated planning process provides an illustration of the approach. The Heureka system is used here to optimize harvests and road costs with a mixed integer programming model of the problem, spanning 10 years with three seasons per year. The importance of detailed local knowledge to the outcome of planning is indicated, and needs for continued decision support systems development is discussed.

  • 243.
    Eriksson, Louise
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Digitalisering: En kvalitativ studie hur olika generationer upplever utveckling inom redovisning- och revisionsbranschen2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 244.
    Eriksson, Madelene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Negativ reporänta i Sverige: Hur påverkas bankerna via transmissionsmekanismen?2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 245.
    Eriksson, Mikael
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Vasques, Carlos
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Konsekvenser vid valet mellan K2 och K3 för mindre företag: Revisorers syn på val av K-regelverk för mindre företag2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 246.
    Esbjörnsdotter, Alexandra
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Höckenström, Sophie
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Finanskrisens inverkan på fastighetsbolag och banker: Finansieringsmöjligheter för börsnoterade och icke börsnoterade fastighetsbolag.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 247.
    Esbjörnsson, Alexander
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Hedström, Jonas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Fundamental värderingsanalys av börsnoterade fastighetsbolag: En empirisk undersökning av den fundamentala analysens relevans för värdering av svenska fastighetsbolag.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 248.
    Fahlström, Nina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Torgrimsson, Lena
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Likviditetsreglering inom banksektorn: En jämförande fallstudie om två svenska bankers anpassning och förhållningssätt till statligreglering.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 249.
    Falck, Johanna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Nässén, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Kvinnligt deltagande på aktiemarknaden: En fallstudie om kvinnans val att delta på aktiemarknaden eller ej2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 250.
    Falck, Johanna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Sundin, Evelina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Media’s impact on women’s participation and ownership in the stock market2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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