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  • 51.
    Sten, Lilly-Mari
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Ingelsson, Pernilla
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Bäckström, Ingela
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Häggström, Marie
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.
    The development of a measurement instrument focusing on team collaboration in the patient transfer process from intensive care to the general ward2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and testing of a questionnaire aiming to measure team collaboration in the patient transfer process from the ICU to the general ward. The purpose is also to analyze the results to see how the survey can help improve team collaboration within ICU transitional care.

     

    Methodology/approach – Twenty statements were developed from theory and intended to measure team collaboration within and between hospital units. These statements were added to an existing questionnaire measuring values from QM theory. The questionnaire was tested in two ICUs in two hospitals located in Sweden, and the results from the statements regarding team collaboration were analyzed with SPSS.

     

    Findings – The results indicate that there is an internal consistency reliability between the developed factors and statements measuring team collaboration within and between hospital units. The results from the survey also show that this measurement tool can be a basis for improving team collaboration in the studied context.

  • 52.
    Stenmark, Petter
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Lilja, Johan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Drumming as a Key to Quality Improvement Action in the Emergence Paradigm of TQM2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The success factors in quality management and improvement work are context-specific, and the context is changing. In addition to rapid change, the future is increasingly calling for new abilities in completeness, improving and developing quality in truly complex systems. The urgent challenges to make the world more sustainable is clearly pushing this agenda. The United Nation's 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) require, by definition, improvements to be made on the scale of the whole; the goals, like their solutions, are often complex and dynamically interconnected. Hence, sustainable development requires a system view, lessons to be learned from leading complexity, and cross-border collaboration that allows the treatment and improvement of the whole as a unit. This urgently needed mindset and practice has recently been referred to as the fourth “emergence” paradigm of TQM.

    Thus, emergence points to the need for collective intelligence rather than experts having the answers. This also implies that solutions and improvements cannot be imposed; rather, they arise from probing, sensing and an interplay with the complex context. In short, the understanding and improvement of quality becomes a participatory process of continuous dialogue including “the whole system” for all stakeholders. Consequently, what works to manage and improve quality is different in this emergence paradigm of TQM. Being practical, one of the specific methods that is then recommended as a complement to the TQM toolbox is the change method known as Appreciative Inquiry (AI). AI has been used for more than three decades and has repeatedly indicated its potential as a successful method for engaging and driving improvements and rapid change on the scale of the whole. The method has evolved and been refined towards perfection in regard to the design of events, processes and meeting places that successfully connect and initiate cross-border improvement and development initiatives. One of the most powerful practices for this approach is known as the AI summit. However, from a QM perspective, it is what happens after the summit that truly makes a difference. This is when a wide spectrum of improvement ideas and initiatives around which people have self-organized is realized, or not, in a dynamic process of emergent change. This critical phase of keeping the momentum alive is referred to as the “drum” phase, and in it, of all of the AI summit phases, there is the least agreement, guidance or support for what happens after the AI summit event. 

    The purpose of this paper is to advance towards the called-for emergence paradigm of TQM by exploring the emergent drum phase of the Appreciative Inquiry method.

  • 53.
    Sundvisson, Annika
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Westermark, Britta
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Framgångsfaktorer vidförvaltningsöverskridande kvalitetsarbete inom kommunal verksamhet: Styrkebaserade intervjuer med tjänstemän2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the public sector, large resources are invested annually on   quality-enhancing work. Nevertheless, the outcome is rarely what was   intended. The reasons for this are partly

    known. Bureaucracy, regulatory control and a hierarchical   function-oriented organization building, where responsibility and   decision-making are distributed

    among several individuals, lead to a lack of holistic view. The   customers are many and as a group heterogeneous, in addition, the perception   of their needs may differ

    within the organization. Furthermore, differences in norms, working   methods and methods complicates the interaction between different   administrations. Based on the challenges and lack of research, there is a   need for increased knowledge of how success can be achieved in quality work   involving several administrations. The purpose of the study was to create   insight into what constitutes success factors in

    municipal quality work involving multiple administrations.   Semi-structured, strengthbased interviews with seven officials from four   municipalities were conducted. All of

    them had experience of successful quality work which involved more   than one administration. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and   analyzed with content

    analysis. In the analysis, five overarching themes were identified:   Common image, Structure, Encouraging leadership, Exit the framework and Power   balance. The study may be of interest to Sweden's municipalities as it shows   what can be success factors in municipal, quality work involving more than   one administration.

  • 54.
    Surmeneva, Maria
    et al.
    National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia.
    Lapanje, Ales
    Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Chudinova, Ekaterina
    National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia.
    Ivanova, Anna
    National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia.
    Koptioug, Andrei
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Loza, Kateryna
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Inorganic Chemistry and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Essen, Germany.
    Prymak, Oleg
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Inorganic Chemistry and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Essen, Germany.
    Epple, Matthias
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Inorganic Chemistry and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Essen, Germany.
    Ennen-Roth, Franka
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Technical Chemistry and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Essen, Germany.
    Ulbricht, Mathias
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Technical Chemistry and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Essen, Germany.
    Rijavec, Tomaz
    Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Surmenev, Roman
    National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia.
    Decreased bacterial colonization of additively manufactured Ti6Al4V metallic scaffolds with immobilized silver and calcium phosphate nanoparticles2019In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 480, p. 822-829Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The design of an ideal bone graft substitute has been a long-standing effort, and a number of strategies have been developed to improve bone regeneration. Electron beam melting (EBM) is an additive manufacturing method allowing for the production of porous implants with highly defined external dimensions and internal architectures. The increasing surface area of the implant may also increase the abilities of pathogenic microorganisms to adhere to the surfaces and form a biofilm, which may result in serious complications. The aim of this study was to explore the modifications of Ti6Al4V alloy scaffolds to reduce the abilities of bacteria to attach to the EBM-manufactured implant surface. The layers composed of silver (Ag), calcium phosphate (CaP) nanoparticles (NPs) and combinations of both were formed on the EBM-fabricated metallic scaffolds by electrophoretic deposition in order to provide them with antimicrobial properties. The assay of bacterial colonization on the surface was performed with the exposure of scaffold surfaces to Staphylococcus aureus cells for up to 17 h. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to assess the relationships between different surface features of the studied samples and bacterial adhesion. The results indicate that by modifying the implant surface with appropriate nanostructures that change the hydrophobicity and the surface roughness at the nano scale, physical cues are provided that disrupt bacterial adhesion. Our results clearly show that AgNPs at a concentration of approximately 0.02 mg/сm 2 that were deposited together with CaPNPs covered by positively charge polyethylenimine (PEI) on the surface of EBM-sintered Ti6Al4V scaffolds hindered bacterial growth, as the total number of attached cells (NAC) of S. aureus remained at the same level during the 17 h of exposure, which indicates bacteriostatic activity. 

  • 55.
    Sörensson, Anna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Bogren, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Cawthorn, Annika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Lifestyle Entrepreneurs within Nature-Based Businesses in Sweden2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 56.
    Sörensson, Anna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Bogren, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Cawthorn, Annika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Sustainability Information in Large-sized Companies in Europe: Does National Culture Matter?2019In: The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, ISSN 2325-1115, E-ISSN 2325-114X, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 45-62Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 57.
    Sörensson, Anna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Bogren, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Cawthorn, Annika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Tourism Entrepreneurs with Nature-Based Businesses in Sweden: The Role of the Lifestyle and the Place2019In: Athens Journal of Tourism, E-ISSN 2241-8148, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 211-224Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 58.
    Sörensson, Anna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Cawthorn, Annika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Bogren, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Sustainability Information Provided by Businesses in Sweden: Differences between categories in nature-based industries?2019Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 59.
    Sörqvist, Lars
    et al.
    KTH.
    Deleryd, Mats
    vd Institutet för kvalitetsutveckling.
    Blomqvist, Niklas
    ordförande Svenska förbundet för kvalitet.
    Harnell, Lillemor
    ordförande i SIS/TK 304 kvalitetsledning.
    Kinde, Anette
    styrelseledamot Lean Forum.
    Edman, Henrik
    vd Kvalitetsmässan.
    Bergquist, Bjarne
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Elg, Mattias
    Linköpings universitet.
    Fundin, Anders
    Mälardalens högskola.
    Gremyr, Ida
    Chalmers.
    Wiklund, Håkan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Cronemyr, Peter
    Linköpings universitet.
    Eriksson, Henrik
    Chalmers.
    Isaksson, Raine
    Uppsala Universitet.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    Högskolan Väst.
    DEBATT VÄLFÄRDSUTREDNINGEN ”Utredningen ignorerar forskning om kvalitet”2018Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 60.
    Wiklund, Håkan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Dags att skärpa debatten om de nya universiteten2008Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 61.
    Wiklund, Håkan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Design of Quality Management Systems in Higher Education - The Swedish Way2019In: Proceedings of the 22nd QMOD-ICQSS Conference 2019: Leadership Strategies for Quality, Sustainability and Innovation in the 4th Industrial Revolution / [ed] Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, Jens J. Dahlgaard, Lund, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 62.
    Wåhlstedt, Marlene
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Franzén Ähdel, Annelie
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Management and Mechanical Engineering.
    Leda kvalitetsarbetet för en hållbar framtid: Kvalitetschefens roll, kompetens och utveckling isvenska företag och organisationer2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In successful quality management, the role and competence of the quality manager is of importance. Previous studies show that the role is ambiguous and relatively few are educated on a university level. This study seeks to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the success factors and the development of role and competence of the quality manager the last decade. Quality managers in public-, private- and non-profit sector was selected that as of today works as a quality manager. The working procedure remained of six phases: literature review, pilot study, questionnaire design, survey management and data collection and analysis. To analyze the result, a method of a multiple stepwise regression analysis and affinity diagram was used. The result shows that the competence of the quality manager lays within 12 identified areas and the role operates within five areas of a quality manager and quality management. The role appears as clear in smaller organizations where there is a committed leadership, possibilities for competence development and a collaboration with customers and suppliers. To succeed, the management's commitment and personal capacity are important. Leading for sustainable development, is a field of work that has been identified as part of the role. Most of the quality managers sit in the management group, where factors that contribute to whether the quality manager influences strategic decisions and goals in organizations are whether they are in the management group where they can influence decisions.

    The education level of the quality manager has not increased significantly the past few years which leads to the conclusion that quality managers holds the required skills for the work. The competence consists of knowledge and experience and of formal and non-formal education. Education, competence and commitment within the management are factors that stick together and affect each other.

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