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Gerberich, J., Umans, T., Olsson, V. & Lidén, A. (2019). Learning teams' diversity and innovative capacity: the case of gastronomy students.. In: : . Paper presented at Lärarlärdom, Karlskrona 2019. Kristianstad
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning teams' diversity and innovative capacity: the case of gastronomy students.
2019 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Gastronomy program at Kristianstad University has since many years been working with innovative processes and have created a number of courses aimed at developing innovative generic skills among their students. One of such courses is “Creative concept and product development in the foodstuff”.  The course presents the students an opportunity to develop new and exciting food stuff products in team of learners. The course has now run for 4 years and students have expressed satisfaction with their innovative skill development and the usefulness of skills acquired in their future career.  While the course have received many positive evaluations, a systematic evaluation of its structure and implementation has not yet been performed. This project aimed at evaluating how different aspects of team work (e.g. diversity and experiences) relate to students' development of innovative skills within the course. The study’s theoretical base lays in the field of collaborative learning (e.g. Bruffee, 1993), team learning (Slavin, 1978) and well as acquisition of generic skills in the collaborative and team learning processes. The project utilized an Input-Process-Output (Ilgen, et al. 2005) model where exploration diversity, team process and self-perceived outcomes and relationship between those have been investigated by the means of qualitative and quantitative methods. Relying on the surveys and reflective diaries of the course participants the study showed how various diversity aspects of the teams related to their processes and self-assessed outcomes, as well as show how students reason about collaboration in diverse groups. Based on the findings the study puts forward suggestion of how to manage the team work in increasingly diverse classes in the institutions of higher education and which method both students and instructors could employ to rip the benefits of this diversity.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kristianstad: , 2019
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-19800 (URN)
Conference
Lärarlärdom, Karlskrona 2019
Available from: 2019-08-19 Created: 2019-08-19 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved
Broberg, P., Ponamarev, Y., Umans, T., Karlsson, K. & Vinberg, E. (2018). Commercialization of audit firms and auditors’ subjective well-being. In: : . Paper presented at 41st European Accounting Association Annual Meeting Milan, Italy - May 30 - June 1, 2018.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18056 (URN)
Conference
41st European Accounting Association Annual Meeting Milan, Italy - May 30 - June 1, 2018
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Li, H., Terjesen, S. & Umans, T. (2018). Corporate governance of entrepreneurial firms: a systematic review and research agenda. In: : . Paper presented at United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate governance of entrepreneurial firms: a systematic review and research agenda
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18055 (URN)
Conference
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Umans, T., Kockum, M., Lindberg, S. & Nilsson, E. (2018). Digitalization in the banking industry and workers subjective well-being: contingency perspective. In: : . Paper presented at 9th Nordic Work Life Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalization in the banking industry and workers subjective well-being: contingency perspective
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18057 (URN)
Conference
9th Nordic Work Life Conference
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Ponamarev, Y., Shen, W. & Umans, T. (2018). Increase in board monitoring and firm performance: an alternative perspective. In: : . Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Increase in board monitoring and firm performance: an alternative perspective
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18058 (URN)
Conference
78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Argento, D., Umans, T., Håkansson, P. & Johansson, A. (2018). Reliance on the internal auditors’ work: experiences of Swedish external auditors. Journal of Management Control, 29(3-4), 95-325
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reliance on the internal auditors’ work: experiences of Swedish external auditors
2018 (English)In: Journal of Management Control, ISSN 2191-4761, E-ISSN 2191-477X, Vol. 29, no 3-4, p. 95-325Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to explore how external auditors experience their decision to rely on internal auditors’ work. This study employs both qualitative and quantitative methods consisting of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires administered to external auditors in Sweden. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with external auditors who are working in Big 4 audit firms in Sweden and have engagements with internal audit functions. A questionnaire was administered to authorized/approved auditors, members of the Swedish Association of Certified Public Accountants (FAR). Findings indicate that external auditors use the work of internal auditors as they gain efficiency in performing their work. Nevertheless, external auditors may compromise their independence and professionalism through closer involvement with internal auditors, which may lead to uncritical evaluation and use of the reports prepared by internal auditors. At the same time, while relying on the internal auditors’ reports, external auditors appear to be conscious of the consequences for the audit quality they deliver. The study highlights the dilemma faced by external auditors in their cooperative work with internal auditors and the balance/imbalance in their opinions concerning efficiency gains, independence, professionalism and audit quality.

Keywords
Auditing, Audit quality, Cooperation, External audit, Internal audit, Reliance, Sweden
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18931 (URN)10.1007/s00187-018-00272-7 (DOI)000482312600004 ()
Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2019-01-09 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Agevall, L., Broberg, P. & Umans, T. (2018). The new generation of auditors meeting praxis: dual learning's role in audit students' professional development. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 62(2), 307-324
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The new generation of auditors meeting praxis: dual learning's role in audit students' professional development
2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 62, no 2, p. 307-324Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores whether and in what way “dual learning” can develop understanding of the relationship between structure/judgement and explores audit student’s perceptions of the audit profession. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) module, serving as a tool of enabling dual learning, represents the context for this exploration. The study is based on a focus group and individual interviews conducted with students performing their WIL. Our data and its analysis indicates that when in a WIL context, students develop awareness of the use of standards and checklists on the one hand and the importance of discretional judgement on the other. Based on these results, we theorise as to how dual learning manifests itself in students’ experiences and understanding of the relationship between structure and judgement.

Keywords
Dual-learning, auditing education, work-integrated learning, professional education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16212 (URN)10.1080/00313831.2016.1258663 (DOI)000425797100010 ()
Projects
The new generation of professionals meeting management by documents: Possibilities for double-edged learning
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Umans, T., Smith, E., Andersson, W. & Planken, W. (2018). Top management teams’ shared leadership and ambidexterity: the role of management control systems. International Review of Administrative Sciences
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Top management teams’ shared leadership and ambidexterity: the role of management control systems
2018 (English)In: International Review of Administrative Sciences, ISSN 0020-8523, E-ISSN 1461-7226Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The study explores how top management teams’ shared leadership is related to organizational ambidexterity in public-sector organizations, theoretically and empirically considering how this relationship is contingent on the management control system. Using a sample of 85 Swedish municipal housing corporations, we find that shared leadership has a positive relationship with organizational ambidexterity in public-sector organizations. Moreover, increasing use of new public management control systems, based on combined reward and performance controls, positively moderates this relationship. The study also finds that traditional public management control systems, based on combined planning and administrative controls, do not moderate the relationship between top management teams’ shared leadership and organizational ambidexterity. Accordingly, this article contributes to the public and strategic management literature, as well as to managerial practice.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18647 (URN)10.1177/0020852318783539 (DOI)
Funder
Torsten Söderbergs stiftelse, E5/14
Available from: 2018-08-29 Created: 2018-08-29 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, D., Svenner, M., Umans, T., Naldi, L. & Segerling, T. (2017). How do we succeed?: discussing bachelor and master theses. In: : . Paper presented at Swedish national conference of business administration.
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2017 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18054 (URN)
Conference
Swedish national conference of business administration
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Collin, S.-O. Y. & Umans, T. (2017). Högskolor tvingas godkänna examensarbeten. Svenska Dagbladet (24 januari)
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2017 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 24 januariArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16455 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-24 Created: 2017-01-24 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8938-2150

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