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  • 301.
    Omberg, Emma
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Paulsson, Julia
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Brexits effekter på den Irländska turismen: Politiska förändringar och dess påverkan på gränsöverskridande turism2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 302.
    Palm, Klas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
    Understanding Innovation as an Approach to Increasing Customer Value in the Context of the Public Sector2014Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We live in a society that is constantly developing. New challenges and new opportunities emerge all the time. Fortunately, human beings have a fantastic ability to adapt and find new solutions in new situations, i.e. to be innovative. Not just individuals but also organizations need to make room for innovative development. Organizations need to work on how to develop new products, services and processes. At the same time, each organization needs to work on improving the quality of existing activities. Previous research has shown that high value for the customer, i.e. that which often constitutes the goal of quality work, is achieved by the organization working in parallel on developing existing products, services and processes while at the same time driving innovative development forward. How organizations cope with the balance between these two perspectives has been researched and written about considerably when it comes to manufacturing companies. On the other hand, however, there is a lack of documented knowledge regarding how best to balance these two perspectives in the service sector in general and the public sector in particular. This thesis has been written with a view to contributing to existing knowledge about how innovation can be understood as a possible way of increasing customer value within the public sector. It seeks to create insight into how innovation is perceived as a phenomenon in order to increase value for the customer and into how innovation work relates to other aspects of current quality practices within the Swedish public sector. It has also been written with a view to contributing greater understanding to how some of the quality movement’s tools can increase innovation capacity in the public sector.

               

    To fulfil this aim, a literature study and case studies have been performed. The case studies have been performed in Sweden at Lantmäteriet (Swedish Land Survey) and The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, (Sida). One of the case studies also included the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Government. Three research reports have been written between 2012 and 2014, and these form the basis of the thesis.

     

    The research findings give examples of organizations whose quality work focuses closely on systematic measurement and control of the work process and much less on innovatively developing new ways of increase customer value. The findings also show that there are a number of obstacles which the public administrations studied face to combine quality work with a greater ability to work innovatively. Given that innovative development is an important strategy for increasing customer value, the study indicates that some of the existing quality work is an obstacle to achieving greater customer value in the public sector.

     

     

    At the same time, there are tools and values in the quality movement that can improve the organization’s ability to innovate. The quality movement’s core values and tools, such as systematic cyclical learning, can constitute important tools with which to create favourable conditions to improve innovative ability. This underlines the need for identifying where quality work strengthens and hinders innovation processes respectively. The research findings also stress the need to radically improve the work on innovative processes in the public sector in order to achieve the overarching goals of public administration more effectively. 

  • 303.
    Palm, Klas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
    Lilja, Johan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
    From Reducing to Dynamically Managing Operational Deviations in the Service Sector: Towards Integrating Quality and Innovation Management in Practice by Ambidextrous Deviation Management (ADM)2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    Defining “quality” as being inversely proportional to variability, and “quality improvements” as being the reduction of variability in processes and products, might now be a thing of the past. Even so, the history of the quality movement, with its strong focus on the elimination of deviations, continues to influence the thought and practice of modern quality management.

     However, we believe it is time for a more profound approach in both thought and practice when it comes to deviations, and especially when it comes to operational deviations in the service sector. Deviation does not per se have to be a foe, in some cases it is, on the contrary, a constructive friend. In fact, current research on organizational ambidexterity shows that long-term survival requires the ability to simultaneously exploit and explore. The organizations of the future hence need the ability to both dynamically reduce and at the same time increase deviations: the challenge is to know when to repress and when to encourage deviation. Something which is referred to here as ambidextrous deviation management.

    The aim of this paper is to elaborate conceptually and practically on the subject of how exploitation (being the traditional focus on quality management) and exploration (being a traditional focus of innovation management) could be integrated into the management of deviations and operations within service organizations.

    Value of the Paper

    The paper presents insights concerning how the need for organizational ambidexterity could be met by various approaches for dynamically managing and encouraging operational deviations in the service sector.

  • 304.
    Palmquist, Simon
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Siebers, David
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Hur påverkar evenemang Åres Lågsäsong2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 305.
    Perselli, Ann-Katrin
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet.
    Gustafsson Åman, Kajsa
    Linköpings universitet.
    Studenters informationskompetens: Universitetslärares syn i en ny studie2006In: Infotrend : nordisk tidskrift för informationsspecialister, ISSN 1653-0225, Vol. 61, no 4, p. 96-101-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 306.
    Persson, Agnetha
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Schröder, Catrine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete vid två vårdavdelningar på Hudiksvalls sjukhus: en kvantitativ studie om personalens kunskaper2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Arbetsmiljöfrågor är ständigt aktuella och i dagens samhälle ställs höga krav på att företag och organisationer ska ta ansvar för en god arbetsmiljö. Det är lagstadgat att ett systematiskt arbetsmiljöarbete ska bedrivas som en naturlig del i verksamheten och då en god arbetsmiljö främjar både effektivitet och arbetsglädje har arbetsmiljöfrågor fått en högre prioritet och integreras alltmer i det dagliga arbetet. Vi har genom en kvantitativ studie, med hjälp av en enkätundersökning, gjort ett försök att studera det systematiska arbetsmiljöarbetet vid två vårdavdelningar på Hudiksvalls sjukhus, med fokus på personalens kunskaper. Vi har dessutom undersökt huruvida personalen anser att närmsta chef tar sitt arbetsmiljöansvar på arbetsplatsen. Resultaten från studien visar bland annat att personalen har relativt goda kunskaper om arbetsmiljöarbetet, men vi har även fått vissa motstridiga resultat. Dessa indikerar att det finns en hel del brister i arbetsmiljön, trots att en stor del av personalen anser att närmsta chef tar sitt ansvar. En av slutsatserna vi har dragit av studien är att för att uppnå en god arbetsmiljö krävs kunskap, kompetens och motivation från alla inblandade.

  • 307. Petersson, Olof
    et al.
    Holmberg, Sören
    Laurin, Johanna
    Strömbäck, Jesper
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Spinndoktorernas läkarstämma. Rapport från Campaign Training Seminar, Washington DC 20052005Report (Other academic)
  • 308.
    Petridou Daughtrey, Evangelia
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Industrial Market Trends: A survey of Springfield's Manufacturing/Warehouse Market2006Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2006 the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce conducted an industrial real estate market survey as a follow-up to the 2002 analysis. The aim of the survey was to assess the manufacturing and warehouse profile of Springfield and compare it to national trends. Both the vacancy and rent rates are lower than the national average at 6.97 percent and $3.20 per square foot respectively. The typical industrial facility is just over 50,000 square feet and 18 years old, butSpringfield sustains a wide range of facility sizes and ages. A map, offered as Appendix C, provides a geographical representation of industrial real estate locations in Springfield.

  • 309.
    Pihlqvist, Filip
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Stamming, Simon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Generation Y:s attityder och handlande kring utlämnande av personlig identifierbar information: En kvantitativ studie i en turistisk värld 2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 310.
    Plüschke, Lisa
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education.
    Meningen med livet - att ta egna beslut: En kvalitativ studie av fem gymnasieelevers funderingar kring elevdemokrati och deras möjligheter till påverkan2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 311. Prince, D
    et al.
    Laven, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Cultural Tourism in Regions in Transition2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 312.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book Review: Femininities in the field: Tourism and transdisciplinary research2018In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 753-755Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 313.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book Review: Practical Tourism Research (2nd edition)2018In: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, ISSN 1476-6825, E-ISSN 1747-7654, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 332-333Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 314.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book Review: The rise of thana-capitalism and tourism2018In: Annals of Leisure Research, ISSN 1174-5398, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 257-258Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 315.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Book review: Indigenous tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand2018In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 20, no 4Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 316.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Cohen's Model of Typologies of Tourists2017In: The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism / [ed] Linda L. Lowry, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2017, p. 280-282Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 317.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Craft-art in the Danish countryside: reconciling a lifestyle, livelihood and artistic career through rural tourism2017In: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, ISSN 1476-6825, E-ISSN 1747-7654, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 339-358Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To contribute new insight related to the entrepreneurial strategies adopted by local actors involved in rural tourism, this article explores the array of dynamics and complexities faced by the members of the Arts and Crafts Association Bornholm, Denmark. Besides juggling a livelihood with a desired lifestyle, artists pursue the ambition of professional success, which adds a new and interesting dimension to the conceptualization of individual and collective strategies related to lifestyle entrepreneurship, rural identities, the commercialization of rural symbols and products, and new modes of production in the countryside. In their search for customers and spectators, these craft-artists have created a professional brand and work individually on various entrepreneurial strategies, allowing them to benefit from the short but intensive tourist season on their rural island. These strategies blur the line not only between their lifestyle aspirations, career ambitions and livelihood necessities, but also between the commercial, professional and rural nature of the space they present to tourists. This qualitative study was primarily conducted through open-ended interviews with members of the association. It is discussed lastly that these artists consequently create for themselves a hybrid space, strategized and redefined in relation to the complexities of residing in a countryside integrated within a global system.

  • 318.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Dwelling and tourism: Embracing the non-representational in the tourist landscape2019In: Landscape research, ISSN 0142-6397, E-ISSN 1469-9710, Vol. 44, no 6, p. 731-742Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The dwelling perspective outlines that landscapes are the product ofembodied actions and practices. Landscape scholars studying tourismand tourism scholars studying landscapes have neglected to apply thisperspective to local realities. Tourism most often represents an activity tointegrate to the landscape, rather than a complex socio-spatial phenomenon.When embodiments are studied, it is generally to speak of thetourist experience. I propose using the dwelling perspective to infusetourist landscapes with the non-representational ethos of materiality andembodiment. My proposition acknowledges the socio-cultural complexitiesthat the tourist system imposes on local people, and addresseslandscape as a material realm where there is constant interplay betweenlocalised practices and tourism dynamics. This perspective centres scientificconversations on the complex, yet mundane, experience of inhabitingtourist landscapes. Scholars should consider the impacts of tourismon living spaces as they contribute to the formation of language influencingplanners and politicians.

  • 319.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Dwelling in the tourist landscape: Embodiment and everyday life among the craft-artists of Bornholm2018In: Tourist Studies, ISSN 1468-7976, E-ISSN 1741-3206, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 63-82Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Non-representational theories have gained popularity in the last decades, encouraging social scientists to study the production of everyday life. Inspired by Ingold’s (2011) dwelling perspective, I present my qualitative research on the arts and craft community on Bornholm, Denmark by exploring some of the bodily movements and mundane practices that shape a taskscape into a tourist landscape. This analysis defines the material and corporeal relations of Bornholm’s craft-artists with their island’s tourist season, and aims to contribute to the application of non-representational landscape theory in tourism scholarship. The everyday practices and embodied movements of these craft-artists fashion the emergence of a realm of dwelling, rather than an exotic site. The tourist landscape is the product of the skills and techniques these craft-artists have developed over time to work with their different materials, and of the creative spaces which they have built to pursue their art. The materials, techniques and creative spaces used by these craft-artists mediate their interactions with tourists, but also, these encounters mediate the craft-artists’ interactions with their materials, techniques and spaces. I ultimately argue that the taskscape, as a realm of mundane embodied practices, cannot be detached from the landscape the tourists encounter. I propose scholars can use the dwelling perspective in their analysis of tourism to embed local people in their cultural landscape.

  • 320.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Imagining Tourist Spaces as Living Spaces: Towards a Relational Approach to Alternatives and Morals in Tourism2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Many actors are taking advantage of the flexible barriers to entry of the tourist industry to engage in the production of varied forms of tourism closely related to their lifestyle, professional and communal ambitions. With the increased popularity of forms of tourism bringing the guest close to the host, it becomes relevant to ask questions related to lived experiences and close encounters in tourism scholarship. This is a moral conviction that the plurality of human experiences and critical reflexivity matter in the conception of tourist spaces and their management. In this thesis, I look for new ways to conceptually embed local people in their living spaces by approaching forms of tourism displaying non-economic elements as phenomena that create new and complex relations imbued with various implications. Tourism geography highlights the negotiated and fragmented nature of tourism, and its performative and embodied character. I apply relational geography to apprehend the multiple relations that make up local spaces and identities. With its post-structural character, relational geography uncovers voices once neglected in research, and proposes new ways of being in the world. My two qualitative case studies reflect my interest in exploring the northern European context. Firstly, I investigate craft-artists on Bornholm, Denmark and their relation to the tourist season. I do this through interviews and narrative analysis. My second case study, a focused ethnography at Sólheimar eco-village, Iceland, centres on the management of host and guest interactions.  In terms of spatial formation, results show that local actors have the agency to form networks and redefine their identities in the wake of tourism development. They form a hybrid space by fulfilling goals related to their lifestyle, livelihood and professional ambitions simultaneously. Moreover, mundane practices are presented as an integral part of a tourist landscape. In terms of management, results show that the various spatial complexities faced by communities exacerbate host and guest relations. This will require a commitment from local coordinators and managers to promote a reflexive and critical exchange during these close encounters. I ultimately argue for the imagination of tourist spaces as living spaces, where I conceptualize tourism as a mundane, yet complex, material and social experience for those living in tourist spaces. I propose two new discursive anchors that reflect the metaphor of the living space: dwelling in the tourist landscape, and sincere encounters. I contend that researching living spaces finds its moral grounds in its openness to the various ways local people dwell and encounter during tourism, and to the diverse ways researchers make sense of these practices, and of their own.

  • 321.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Rural Authenticity and Agency on a Cold-Water Island: Perspectives of contemporary craft-artists on Bornholm, Denmark2017In: Shima : The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, ISSN 1834-6049, E-ISSN 1834-6057, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 102-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bornholm, Denmark is a small, cold-water island home to a cluster of craftartists whose practices and ambitions contribute to the idyllic rural image of the island. These craft-artists formed an association in the wake of rural tourism development and its process of commercialisation to preserve values of professionalism, quality and rural authenticity in their crafts. This article discusses how the high standards of quality in their association gives them agency to define their interactions with tourists in a way to simultaneously preserve their artistic integrity and make profit from their industry. These actors thereby harness tourism to their advantage, contributing to the redefinition of their island’s rural authenticity. During two periods of fieldwork on Bornholm, 19 local craftartists were interviewed and participant observations were carried out. This article provides insight into aspects of perceived spatial identity and agency in the context of cold-water islands with rural landscapes.

  • 322.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Volunteer tourism and the eco-village: Finding the host in the pedagogic experience2019In: Hospitality & Society, ISSN 2042-7913, E-ISSN 2042-7921, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 71-89Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The pedagogical dimension of volunteer tourism (VT) is often used to position volunteering as an alternative form of tourism. Many researchers seeking to understand the expansion and benefits of VT have approached the practice through the frameworks of transformative learning and global citizenship education. These forms of education have been criticized by pedagogy and tourism scholars alike as they reproduce an elitist neo-liberal system that positions the needs and desires of volunteers before those of host-community members. The case of Sólheimar eco-village, Iceland, is used to explore the role of the host-community during volunteer tourist experiences aimed at fostering global citizenship. While it is observed that the needs of volunteers are often prioritized, the community members of the eco-village are nonetheless significant actors in the transformative education process of these volunteers. The ability of community-members to provoke reflection amongst volunteers over their complex position as members (albeit transient) of an eco-village represents a form of learning based in critical thinking. By acknowledging the role of the host during VT encounters, researchers can avoid fixing the meaning of transformative learning and global citizenship in ways that reproduce volunteer-centric discourses.

  • 323.
    Prince, Solene
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Working towards sincere encounters in volunteer tourism: an ethnographic examination of key management issues at a Nordic eco-village2017In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, ISSN 0966-9582, E-ISSN 1747-7646, Vol. 25, no 11, p. 1617-1632Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores host–guest dynamics at Sólheimar eco-village, Iceland tocontribute to the conceptualization of transformative learning in volunteertourism. At the eco-village, the host and volunteers come together to sharesimilar goals and meaningful experiences. This interaction gets complicated,however: the eco-village exists within the global capitalist system and mustoperate using market norms. The idealist and educational expectations ofthe volunteers often clash with the practical short-term goals of thecommunity: there are also cultural and experiential differences between theparties. This clash is used to discuss the importance of sincerity in volunteertourism at the eco-village. Data were collected through fieldwork, primarilyincluding participant observations and interviews, to help interpret thepatterns of behaviors and perceptions of both parties in relation to the aim.Ultimately, the experience that binds host and guests cannot solely beabout learning to do things alternatively and sustainably; it requiressincerity, using Taylor’s 2001 sincerity concept, to tackle the difficulties inworking alternatively and sustainably to attain this experience. It is arguedthat transformative learning during the volunteer experience in alternativespaces should be conceptualized to include the promotion of sincereencounters, and adjusted to concern both the host and its guests.

  • 324.
    Prince, Solene
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Ioannides, Dimitri
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Contextualizing the complexities of managing alternative tourism at the community-level: A case study of a nordic eco-village2017In: Tourism Management, ISSN 0261-5177, E-ISSN 1879-3193, Vol. 60, no June, p. 348-356Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To shed light on the complexities of fostering sustainability through alternative tourism, we explore the managerial contradictions and difficulties that arise as alternative tourism is developed in the name of sustainability at Sólheimar eco-village in Iceland. Following a focused ethnographic approach, we establish that those behind the management of volunteers, students and other guests regularly struggle to coordinate these respective groups in a manner that balances economic objectives with those relating to the environment and social equity. This is because limited human resources and strategic knowledge exist to fulfill all the host community’s goals through alternative tourism. The findings reveal the need to conceptualize alternative tourism as a forum for discussion between host and guest over the complexities of generating sustainable development.  This highlights the need for knowledge transmission over matters such as conflict resolution, critical reflection and cultural communication associated with the tourist experience at the community.

     

  • 325.
    Rapila Andersson, Matti
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Turistens val och den paradoxala strävan efter tillfredsställelse2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 326.
    Robertson, Martin
    et al.
    The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK; Honorary Fellow, College of Business, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
    Hutton, Alison
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia.
    Brown, Steve
    Visible Management Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia.
    Event design in outdoor music festival audience behavior (A critical transformative research note)2018In: Event Management, ISSN 1525-9951, E-ISSN 1943-4308, Vol. 22, no 6, p. 1073-1081Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This work, a conceptual forward-looking article, examines the management of audiences at music festivals now and indicates a critical maneuver of focus for the future. The theoretical objectives and conclusions of a body of work by Robertson-discussing and then proposing future models of festival leadership to support place and event sustainability-are applied to bodies of work by Hutton and colleagues, ranging from 2011 to 2017, and Brown and colleagues in 2012, 2013, and 2016. It is argued that a more holistic construct of civic responsibility will emerge in what will necessarily be a postcocreative, coproductive future for many critical mass meeting experiences. Hutton and Brown provide vital insight as to how consideration of the social psychological domain of the outdoor music festival (OMF) audience is critical to a design of the experience that is both experientially satisfying/fulfilling and, importantly, safe. This work uses literature related to festival management and critical transformation to propose a theoretical position arising from a construct of: transformative civic responsibility; social trust (as a component of social capital); and positive psychology. The work considers the dynamics and importance of outdoor music festivals in turbulent socioeconomic times, and the potential limitations of a behaviorist approach to future music festival crowd management. A case study research project was undertaken at a series of OMFs staged in South Australia and the results are used as examples of new forms of dynamic research for critical and turbulent times. 

  • 327.
    Rumm, Lina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Återfall bland individer med sexuell störning som genomgått rättspsykiatrisk undersökning 1992 till 20022012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Genom att urskilja de faktorer som medför en förhöjd risk för brottslighet kan preventiva åtgärder anpassas för att motverka den enskilde individens återfallsbenägenhet i brottslighet. Individer med psykisk störning utgör en betydande del av de individer som begår brott och åtgärderna bör därmed anpassas utifrån deras riskfaktorer. För att undersöka vilka bakomliggande faktorer som medför att individer med psykisk störning återfaller i någon form av brottslighet gjordes en retrospektiv registerstudie med fokus på de individer som genomgått en rättspsykiatrisk undersökning under åren 1992-2002 och genom denna blivit diagnostiserade med en sexuell störning (N = 153). Resultatet visade, i motsats till tidigare forskning, att förekomst av missbruk verkar vara en mindre viktig faktor för att predicera något återfall hos individer diagnostiserade med en sexuell störning. De individer som dömts till frivård återföll i högre grad jämfört med de som dömts till andra påföljder. Ökad ålder bidrog till minskad risk för återfall och individer diagnostiserade med exhibitionism uppvisade ökade odds (OR = 5,33) att återfalla jämfört med de individer som diagnostiserats med pedofili vilka istället uppvisade minskade odds (OR = 0,28) till återfall. Dessa resultat tyder på att fler åtgärder bör vidtas gällande individer diagnostiserade med exhibitionism samt att påföljden frivård bör ses över och kombineras med extra stöd, behandling och kontroll. 

  • 328.
    Rönnlund, Thomas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Genuskonstruktion i turismmarknadsföring: En studie om medierade bilder av kvinnor och män2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 329.
    Samuelsson, Göran
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Svenska gods - jordbruksföretag med omfattande dokumenthantering?2010In: Arkiv samhälle och forskning, ISSN 0349-0505, no a, p. 6-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study of Swedish private and estate archives of the 17th century reveals that their structure and archival description often obscures access to the records of agricultural and business activities. Document- and archive management at the manors had a clearly articulated legal framework, yet it is difficult to understand agricultural operations of the time using today’s archival description. Previous efforts to compile inventories are disappointing when measured against the potential number of estates in the 1600s. Archival access based on geospatial position and the business process rather than on families would provide better access and a more accurate picture of agricultural activity on the manor estates of the period.

  • 330.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    "But why is it interesting how it looks in CICS today?" - renegotiations of gendered competence in systems development,2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 331.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    "Det talar vi inte om" - Problematiska tystnader inom e-förvaltning2010In: Förvaltning och medborgarskap i förändring: etablerad praxis och kritiska perspektiv / [ed] Katarina Lindblad-Gidlund, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2010, p. 273-294Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    innehåll: Inledning, E-förvaltningsprojektet, Verksamhetsutvecklingsprocessen, Teoretiska utgångspunkter för analysen, Att lyssna till tystnader, Forskningsmetod, Vilket slags deltagande, Översättning av situerad kunskap till ett automatiserat system, Vad skulle hända med handläggarna, Vad sägs i en tystnad, Alternativa artikulationer av e-förvaltning.

  • 332.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Entanglements of participation, agency, and gender - Feminist technoscience as theoretical approach in explorations of participation in systems design2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 333.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Föreställningar om könets betydelse för kompetens inom IKT-området2004Report (Other academic)
  • 334.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Negotiating agency and gender in information systems development2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 335.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Understandings of gender and competence in ICT2005In: The Gender Politics of ICT, London: Middlesex University Press , 2005, p. 95-106Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article describes a study of understandings of gender and competence in ICT, among two groups of individuals who use ICT daily at their workplaces. In the study, gender and competence are seen as socially constructed. The main focus is on understandings of gender and competence among the participants in the study, along with social processes which produce, confirm or change those understandings. In the groups studied, competence in ICT was viewed as a question of interest in ICT, where men are more interested in ICT than women. Also, the results can be seen as a confirmation of the view of gender and competence as actively constructed in a social process, in that understandings of the terms were negotiated among individuals in the groups, and were used as norms with which individuals understood themselves and their behaviours. The findings are related to their possible consequences on the construction as well as the use of the Swedish 24/7 agency.

  • 336.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Using a doing gender perspective in analyzing undergraduate level educations on ICT: GIST - Gender Perspectives Increasing Diversity For Information Society June 24 to 26, 20042004Conference paper (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    The perspective of - doing gender - implies that gender is done in everyday interactions between individuals. The purpose of this study is to point to some problems women more than men experience in undergraduate educations on ICT, and how these could be studied with a theoretical perspective of gender as something that women and men actively do in everyday interactions. This is a literature study when it comes to data; my contribution is that I�ve applied the theoretical perspective of �doing gender�, to the problems female students in undergraduate educations on ICT experience. The method can be divided into three steps; first, I analyse a number of studies made with a �doing gender� perspective, secondly, I examine what problems female student experience in undergraduate educations on ICT, and finally I apply the thinking of the �doing gender� perspective to those problems. The result is a re-definition of the problems into the thinking of the �doing gender� perspective, and my conclusion is that the problems studied with a �doing gender� perspective are not different than problems studied with other perspectives, but that the problems are viewed differently, and that somewhat different questions are asked around the problems.

  • 337.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    "We do not talk about this" - Problematic silences in eGovernment2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 338.
    Shepherd, Jack
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    A Review of “The rise of thana-capitalism and tourism” by Maximiliano E. Korstanje2019In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 731-733Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 339.
    Shepherd, Jack
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    BORDERS MATTER?! TRANSBOUNDARY TOURISM COOPERATION: IN THE HEART OF SCANDINAVIA: THE CASE OF JÄMTLAND -TRØNDELAG2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 340.
    Shepherd, Jack
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Chosen legacies: heritage in regional identity2018In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 759-761Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 341.
    Shepherd, Jack
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Laven, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Providing counter-narratives: the positive role of hostels in the Israeli-Palestinian context2019In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, p. 1-24Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research suggests that tourism has a role to play in challenging the destructive dominant narratives of the IsraeliPalestinian context – discourses that traditionally have, and still do, revolve around sectarianism, Othering and violence. Our case study focuses on a hostel in the Palestinian city of Ramallah that boldly attempts to challenge the way tourists view the IsraeliPalestinian context and Palestine as a tourism destination. We examine how the hostel attempts to achieve this and the ways in which being a hostel (as opposed to a hotel) helps its guests with this reframing through in-depth qualitative interviews conducted on-site with members of the hostel management and staff, and through participant observation conducted by the researchers in Ramallah. Findings shed light on the hostel’s ability to enable Israelis and Palestinians to cooperate within tourism, and how Palestine has much more to offer tourists than conflict-related tourism, thus challenging the master narratives of the region which have suggested quite the contrary. A key finding is the hostel’s on-going attempt to remove ignorance about the situation in the region and promote fact-based learning. The results also suggest that the very characteristics of a hostel assist in achieving this mission through the intimate interactions that are inherent in a hostel setting. Hostels can, therefore, be part of a wider approach to ensuring tourism is used to promote alternative, positive narratives of contested space, as opposed to promoting division and externalising the conflict, as is so often the case

  • 342.
    Sievänen, Tuija
    et al.
    Natural Resource Institute, Finland.
    Fredman, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Søndergaard Jensen, Frank
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Lexhagen, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Lundberg, Christine
    University of Surrey.
    Sandell, Klas
    Karlstads universitet.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Wolf-Watz, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Foresight Outdoor Recreation: A discussion based on monitoring experiences in the Nordic context2016In: Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Abstract Book, 2016, p. 173-175Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 343.
    Silva, Teresa C
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    A crime prevention approach to an open-air drug market: Preliminary results of the ‘Navet’ project2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 344. Singh, P
    et al.
    Klobas, J E
    Anderson, Karen
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Information seeking behaviour of Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS) users: Implications for records management practices. Part 1.2007In: The Informaa quarterly : official bulletin of the Records Management Association of Australia, ISSN 0816-200X, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 38-41Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 345. Singh, P
    et al.
    Klobas, J E
    Anderson, Karen
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Information seeking behaviour of Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS) users: Implications for records management practices. Part 2.2008In: The InforMAA quarterly - offical bulletin of the Records Management Association of Australia, ISSN 0816-200X, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 48-57Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 346. Singh, P
    et al.
    Klobas, J E
    Anderson, Karen E
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Information seeking behaviour of electronic document and records management systems (EDRMS) users: Implications for records management practices, Part 32008In: The InfoRMAA quartely - official bulletin of the Records Management Association of Australia, ISSN 0816-200X, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 48-55Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 347. Singh, Pauline
    et al.
    Klobas, J E
    Anderson, Karen
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Information Seeking Behaviour of Electronic Records Management Systems (ERMS) Users: Implications for Records Management Practices2007In: Human IT, ISSN 1402-1501, E-ISSN 1402-151X, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 135-181Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article considers whether the way RM professionals manage records in accordance with the ISO 15489 standard is consistent with the information seeking behaviour (ISB) of Electronic Records Management Systems (ERMS) users. The empirical research includes an investigation of the ISB of ERMS users and how various factors, such as training, individual information seeking styles, tasks, and time, affect the ISB. Forty ERMS users in four Australian government organisations – in the utility, town council, banking and finance industries – participated in the study. Qualitative research methods (interviews and protocol analysis) were used to develop a model of the ISB of ERMS users. An understanding of how ISO 15489 was implemented in the ERMSs of the organisations was obtained from interviews with the organisations’ records managers. The findings reveal that there is a partial match between the ISB of ERMS users and how the organisations implemented the ISO 15489 standard to manage records in the ERMSs. Users rely heavily on using the metadata elements included in the ERMSs. They are mostly happy with their ability to find records in the ERMSs, but they encounter difficulties and frustration when performing some searches. These searches could be completed more efficiently and effectively if users had a better understanding of the classification scheme or thesaurus, but records managers do not generally make these tools available to the users.

     

  • 348.
    Sjölander-Lindqvist, Annelie
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Skoglund, Wilhelm
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Laven, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Craft beer – building social terroir through connecting people, place and business2019In: Journal of Place Management and Development, ISSN 1753-8335, E-ISSN 1753-8343Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – This paper aims to propose the concept of social terroir to help navigate phenomenological and epistemological conditions of small-scale food entrepreneurship.

    Design/methodology/approach – This study used a qualitative research approach and was implemented in the peripheral region of Jämtland in northern Sweden. The study interrogated the ambitions of craft brewers when starting up, their long-term goals and visions, including questions about the reason for starting up a brewery, how the different brewers cooperate and how and why the products are designed and labelled the way they are.

    Findings – This study shows that the production of craft beer is an inherently social practice that is part of a particular sociocultural milieu. This milieu informs production in distinct and interrelated ways: through connecting to place and locality in the different aspects of production and marketing, through cooperation to develop production and overcome barriers, and through embedding their work in sustainability discourses.

    Originality/value – The study addresses how, in the context of craft beer, terroir or taste of place, is a matter of social ties to place and community–social terroir. What is novel is the way in which social terroir becomes a critical ingredient in the production of craft beer. This illustrates how small-scale food production and gastronomic efforts can link people, places and businesses.

  • 349.
    Skoglund, Wilhelm
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Sjölander-Lindqvist, Annelie
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Caring for community through crafted beer: Perspectives from northern SwedenIn: Agritourism, Wine Tourism, and Craft Beer Tourism: Local Responses to Peripherality Through Tourism Niches / [ed] Maria Giulia Pezzi, Alessandra Faggian, Neil Reid, London: RoutledgeChapter in book (Refereed)
  • 350.
    Sohlberg, Marcus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Demonstration effect of tourism: En studie över demonstration effect i Åre2015Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
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