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  • 1.
    Adhikari, Pawan
    et al.
    England.
    Kuruppu, Chamara
    Norge.
    Ouda, Hassan
    Egypten.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Norge & Polen.
    Ambalangodage, Dayananda
    Sri Lanka.
    Unintended consequences in implementing public sector accounting reforms in emerging economies: evidence from Egypt, Nepal and Sri Lanka2019Inngår i: International Review of Administrative Sciences, ISSN 0020-8523, E-ISSN 1461-7226Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the implementation of public sector accounting reforms in Egypt, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Data for the article are derived through document analysis and semi-structured interviews with public administrators, government accountants and members of professional accountancy bodies. The article brings out the factors that have either individually or collectively stifled the diffusion trajectory of public sector accounting reforms in Egypt, Nepal and Sri Lanka at the implementation phase, including the bundling process, pro-innovation biases, informal and interpersonal networks, a boundary-spanning process, organisational communication, power disparity, and dominance. As a result, public sector accounting reforms have resulted in resistance, internal conflicts and unintended consequences, including the fabrication of results, in all three countries without any evidence of yielding better results for public sector governance and accountability. Points for practitioners Public sector accounting practitioners should realise the importance of considering the specific contexts of emerging economies, including the power structures, communication channels, informal networks and communication flows, prior to the diffusion of reforms. When such contextual elements are de-emphasised, reforms would tend to encounter delay and resistance, ongoing reforms in Egypt, Nepal and Sri Lanka serving as examples. Also, instead of delegating power to professional accountants and expert groups, they can be employed as boundary spanners to facilitate communication with government accountants about the technical complexities of public sector accounting reforms. This may help establish an efficient communication network and strengthen interpersonal and informal networks, enabling reforms to pass through the diffusion trajectory without being stifled at the implementation phase.

  • 2. Aleksandrov, E
    et al.
    Argento, Daniela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Bourmistrov, A
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Emerging streams of institutional theory in accounting research: current status and future directions2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to reflect upon the emerging streams of institutional theory, their application and influence on the accounting research of the last decade. Specifically, the paper’s ambition is to review and understand the role of institutional logics (IL), institutional entrepreneurship (IE) and institutional work (IW) in accounting research. These streams of institutional theory become increasingly valuable in accounting research for their explanatory capacities. At the same time, but their application, especially in a combined form, can also raise criticalities within theoretical pluralism agenda. We compile a structured literature review of articles published in scientific journals in the accounting field (levels 4 and 3 in ABS list). We examine the way how current accounting literature utilizes the selected institutional streams of accounting theory, how the theories or their combination (if any) are justified and used in a flow of argument for the understanding of accounting practice.

  • 3. Aleksandrov, E
    et al.
    Argento, Daniela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Bourmistrov, G
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Emerging streams of intitutional theory in accounting research: current status and future directions2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    More than 30 years have passed since first calls to see accounting as social and institutional practice (Burchell et al., 1980; Hopwood, 1987; Hopwood & Miller, 1994). During these years, a significant number of theories have been striving to extend and challenge the hegemony of particular ways of seeing accounting (Jacobs, 2012) with acknowledging the need for inter-disciplinary approach and theoretical pluralism in contemporary studies. Within this theoretical pluralism, the institutional theory was recognized as one of the dominating theories in accounting research during last decades (Jacobs, 2012; Lounsbury, 2008; Modell, 2015).

    However, despite acknowledging the paradigmatic developments of institutional theory into several streams in organisational science (DiMaggio, 1988; Lawrence et al., 2009, 2011; Oliver, 1991; Thornton et al., 2012), few attempts were done to make a separate review of these  streams and their value for accounting literature (Modell, 2009). Here, influential work of Lounsbury (2008) rather reflected organizational science literature with seeing accounting as a context which can give crucial insights into institutional and practice theories rather than vice versa. Jacobs (2012) in his study of theoretical pluralism in accounting research during 1992-2008 acknowledged the institutional theory domination but made few reflections on its progressions and implications for seeing accounting as social and institutional practice. And finally, more recent studies of Modell and his colleagues (Modell, 2015; Modell et al., 2017) made overviews of two streams of institutional theory (e.g. logic and work) and institutional theory combination possibility with other theories. While giving the valuable insights into understanding of issues related to theories combinations in accounting, these studies hardly review the accounting literature related to institutional theory streams which were criticised for apolitical nature but at the same time acknowledged as self-sufficient.

    Therefore, it seems that current studies rather ignore or criticize specific institutional theory streams, jumping into possible theory combinations agenda without revealing the value of these streams for accounting research. Such tendency may potentially lead to marginalization of accounting knowledge (Jacobs, 2016; Jacobs & Cuganesan, 2014) with the use of these streams under the quest for contribution to the interdisciplinary literature.

    In this regard, this paper aims to reflect upon the emerging streams of institutional theory, their application and influence on the accounting research of the last decade. Specifically, the paper’s ambition is to review and understand the role of institutional logics (IL), institutional entrepreneurship (IE) and institutional work (IW) in accounting research. These streams of institutional theory become increasingly valuable in accounting research for their explanatory capacities. But at the same time, but their application, especially in a combined form,  can also raise criticalities within theoretical pluralism agenda. Therefore, we construct our research questions as:

    • How have the emerging stream of institutional theory (IL, IE and IW) been used by accounting scholars?
    • How have these streams influenced accounting research?
    • What could be done in the future accounting research using emerging streams  of institutional theory?

    In order to answer these research questions, we compile a structured literature review (Massaro et al., 2016) of articles published in scientific journals in the accounting field (levels 4 and 3 in ABS list). As a frame for analysis of the paper, we use conceptual clarification and analytical framework proposed by Lukka and Vinnari (2014) who made a distinction between domain theory and method theory in order to capture the relations between common knowledge about accounting as a social practice and the theories used to extend this knowledge. Applying to our paper, domain theory refers particularly to a set of knowledge about accounting as social and institutional practice. Method theory (i.e. IL, IE, IW) is a meta-level conceptual system, which can offer alternative perspectives and add new understanding/insights into domain theory. Following this analytical distinction, we examine the way how current accounting literature utilizes the selected institutional streams in domain-method dimension, how the theory or their combination (if any) are justified and used in a flow of argument for understanding of accounting practice.

     

  • 4.
    Aleksandrov, Evgenii
    et al.
    Norge.
    Bourmistrov, Anatoli
    Norge.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Nord University.
    Participatory budgeting as a form of dialogic accounting in Russia: actors' institutional work and reflexivity trap2018Inngår i: ACCOUNTING AUDITING & ACCOUNTABILITY JOURNAL, ISSN 0951-3574, Vol. 31, nr 4, s. 1098-1123Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate how participatory budgeting (PB), as a form of dialogic accounting, is produced in practice. Design/methodology/approach This is a qualitative case study of PB development for the period 2013-2016 in one Russian municipality. Based on triangulation of in-depth semi-structured interviews, documentary analysis, videotape data and netnographic observation, the authors employ ideas of dialogic accounting and institutional work. Findings The study shows that the PB experiment, which began with dialogic rhetoric, in reality, had very limited dialogic effects. However, the authors also observed that the PB dynamics over time made the practice neither inherently monologic nor dialogic. The authors explained such transformations by the way in which the individual reflexivity of actors altered when carrying out institutional work. Curiosity reflexivity was the most essential, triggering different patterns of institutional work to set up the PB experiment. However, further, the authors demonstrated that, over the course of the experiment's development, the institutional work was trapped by various actors' individual reflexivity forms and in this way limited PB's dialogic potential. Originality/value The study shows the importance of understanding and managing individuals' reflexivity, as it shapes the institutional work performed by different actors and, therefore, influences the direction of both the design and materialization of dialogic accounting experiments such as PB. In a broader sense, this also influences the way in which democratic governance is developed, losing democratization potential.

  • 5.
    Alexius, Susanna
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Cisneros Örnberg, Jenny
    Stockholm University.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Logics and practices of board appointments in hybrid organizations: the case of Swedish state-owned enterprises2018Inngår i: Managing hybrid organizations: governance, professionalism and regulation / [ed] Susanna Alexius & Staffan Furusten, 2018Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 6.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Baskerville, G
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Institutional entrepreneurs and stakeholders’ involvement in shaping global public sector accounting standards in New Zealand2019Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the roles of institutional entrepreneurs and stakeholders’ involvement, and their interactions, in enabling the development and adaptation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) for public sector financial reporting.  This back 25 years, when it was anticipated that public sector reforms in Australia, the UK and New Zealand would result in a shift from a public service, whose purpose had been to promote public welfare, to an enterprise culture based on ‘efficiency and economics’ (Mascarenhas 1993). Similarly Boyett had earlier noted that ‘there may be a “new strain of leadership - the public sector entrepreneur – (is) emerging to display many of the characteristics of their business counterparts’. However incentives for entrepreneurial activity are not the traditional profit motive. “Entrepreneurship occurs in the public sector where there is an uncertain environment, a devolution of power, and at the same time re-allocation of resource ownership, to unit management level” (Boyett 1996). The value of this study is in applying the theory of institutional entrepreneurs in such environments, in New Zealand, examining the development of NPM concomitant with leadership and entrepreneurship. We discuss the evolution and roles of institutional entrepreneurs (in the Treasury, standard setting appointees, and the Officer of the Auditor General) in the public sector, and reactions and involvement of other stakeholders in the development and adaptation of IPSAS.

    A qualitative research design was implemented through conducting interviews with key actors whose responses are interpreted through the lens of Institutional Entrepreneurship Theory. The findings unveil the powerful role of the institutional entrepreneur that initiates divergent changes, which break with the institutionalized template for organizing public sector accounting within the Kiwi institutional context, and actively participate in the implementation of these changes. The change from ‘sector-neutral’ standards to sector-specific standards after 2010 was facilitated by the achievements to date of the institutional entrepreneurs, concomitant with New Zealand providing global leaders in public sector accounting.

    The institutional entrepreneur ‘on the ground’ had at times mobilized their power relationships and deep personal networks to gain support of, and generate active involvement, of other stakeholders operating in the field. Stakeholder involvement is needed to complement the change agenda of the institutional entrepreneur, to the end of effectively implementing accounting changes. This paper contributes to the literature on public sector accounting change by theorizing on the mutual need of institutional entrepreneurs and stakeholders’ involvement to shape global standards in local contexts.

     

  • 7.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Broccardo, L
    Truant, E
    Making sense of sustainability: internal contradictions and obstacles to full integration2019Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims at contributing to the recent literature about the internal dynamics of sustainability. The specific research question addressed in this paper is: how do various organizational actors understand and make sense of sustainability in their workplace? To answer this research question a case study was prepared by focusing on IREN, an Italian listed multi-utility operating in the electricity, gas, and energy district heating, integrated water service and waste sectors, with considerable engagements with sustainability work. Data was collected through a combination of methods, i.e. interviews, e-mail exchanges, observations and document study. Findings reveal that sustainability has multiple meanings and various organizational actors interpret it differently depending on their role within organizations. Different interpretations of the concept of sustainability are also reflected in how sustainability is implemented and monitored. Multiple expectations explain why sustainability is difficult to integrate in organizational practices.

     

  • 8.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Brorström, S
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Translating social sustainability into practice: an illusion of control2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to understand why and how the concept of social sustainability evolves over time by generating a gap between the initially desired strategy and the daily practices/results at the city level. The paper addresses the research question: Why and how does a social sustainability gap emerge during the implementation of smart city strategies? The empirical focus is on the city of Gothenburg (Sweden) actively engaged since 2012 in implementing smart city strategies with emphasis on social sustainability.

  • 9.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Broström, S
    University of Gothenburg.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Norge.
    Putting social sustainability into practice: close the gap an get lost in translation2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to understand why and how the concept of social sustainability evolves over time by generating a gap between the initially desired strategy and the daily practices at the city level. An extensive ethnographic study was conducted focusing on how social sustainability, as defined in the smart strategy of the city of Gothenburg, was first translated and then turned into practice. Through the lens of Actor Network Theory, findings reveal that the translation of a smart city strategy aimed at ensuring social sustainability depends on how the actors involved at various organisational levels interpret the concept of social sustainability and work to translate it into practice. Such translation takes different  directionsand may lead to a transformation of the concept itself which becomes foggier over time.

  • 10.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Broström, S
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Putting social sustainability into practice: close the gap and get lost in translation2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to understand why and how the concept of social sustainability evolves over time by generating a gap between the initially desired strategy and the daily practices at the city level. An extensive ethnographic study was conducted focusing on how social sustainability, as defined in the smart strategy of the city of Gothenburg, was first translated and then turned into practice. Through the lens of Actor Network Theory, findings reveal that the translation of a smart city strategy aimed at ensuring social sustainability depends on how the actors involved at various organisational levels interpret the concept of social sustainability and work to translate it into practice. Such translation takes different directions and may lead to a transformation of the concept itself, which becomes foggier over time.

     

  • 11.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Culasso, Francesca
    Italy.
    Truant, Elisa
    Italy.
    From sustainability to integrated reporting: the legitimizing role of the CSR manager2019Inngår i: Organization & environment, ISSN 1086-0266, E-ISSN 1552-7417, Vol. 32, nr 4, s. 484-507Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to explore how an individual actor, embodying the role of the institutionalentrepreneur, legitimizes new corporate reporting practices. This study is based on a longitudinaland explanatory case study of an Italian listed public utility, operating in the electricity sector,which has recently implemented Integrated Reporting. Findings were analysed through thelens of institutional entrepreneurship, revealing that Integrated Reporting can be implementedthrough the legitimizing activities carried out by the corporate social responsibility manager.This organizational professional, with strong competences and intrinsic engagement, efficientlyuses available resources and gains support from various organizational groups through intensenetworking. A substantial change in corporate reporting practices can influence the positionof the institutional entrepreneur who originally triggered the change process. The institutionalentrepreneur first moves from the periphery to the centre of the organization and then sharessuch central role with other organizational professionals once the change has been implemented.

  • 12.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Dobjia, D
    Special issue on governing by numbers: audit culture and contemporary tales of universities’ accountability2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The QRAM Special Issue encourages submissions, based on case studies and other qualitative methodologies, in different contexts and from scholars across disciplines. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following issues:

    • Which (and how) accounting and accountability challenges are influenced by the institutional changes in the high education field (e.g. the “leaking” of external funds, competition, rankings, ratings, public value and accountability)?

    • How do internal and external university stakeholders use their accounting and accountability models?

    • How do academics cope with the new “audit culture” and “calculative technologies” of hybrid universities?

    • What are the effects for academics of new forms of control and accountability?

    • How does the new “audit culture” challenge the role of professionals in universities?

    • What are the main aspects of external and internal auditing within the context of universities?

    • How can empirical studies on “audit culture” and “calculative technologies” in the academia contribute to accounting and accountability theories?

  • 13.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Persson, Kamilla
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi. Kristianstad Univ, Dept Business, Kristianstad, Sweden..
    Vingren, Theres
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi. Kristianstad Univ, Dept Business, Kristianstad, Sweden..
    Sustainability disclosures of hybrid organizations: Swedish state-owned enterprises2019Inngår i: Meditari Accountancy Research, ISSN 2049-372X, Vol. 27, nr 4, s. 505-533Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the content of the sustainability reports of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the factors influencing the sustainability information they disclose. Design/methodology/approach Drawing upon the literature on sustainability disclosure, institutional logics and hybrid organizations, several hypotheses were deduced. By means of a quantitative content analysis, the sustainability disclosure index of 45 Swedish SOEs was calculated. Statistical analyses were conducted to test which variables affected the sustainability disclosures of the selected SOEs. Findings The findings reveal that only state ownership and corporate size significantly affect SOEs' sustainability disclosures. Fully state-owned SOEs disclose less sustainability information than partially state-owned SOEs. Large SOEs disclose more sustainability information than small SOEs. However, there are weak indications that having a public policy assignment (PPA) (activity) negatively influences environmental sustainability disclosures, and that having a majority of female directors on the board decreases the total sustainability information disclosed. In addition, the statistical analyses show that having state representatives on the board and being profitable may positively affect the disclosures. Originality/value Accountability is particularly important in SOEs, and their complex hybrid nature has an impact on sustainability disclosures in a surprising way. State ownership and control do not necessarily imply an increased amount of sustainability disclosure.

  • 14.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Lövstål, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Tilltro, Tydlighet och SamTal: A och O för framgång i innovativa samverkansprojekt – DIDEC från ett forskningsperspektiv2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Daniela Argento and Eva Lövstål (Kristianstad University) explain the role that Trust, Clarity and Dialogue can play in the successful implementation of innovative collaborative projects.

     

  • 15.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Lövstål, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Vad händer med en verksamhet när man genomför ett utvecklingsprojekt?2019Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Daniela Argento and Eva Lövstål (Kristianstad University) explain the challenges that organizations undergo when they implement an innovation project.

  • 16.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Peda, Peeter
    Finland.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    The enabling role of institutional entrepreneurs in the adoption of IPSAS within a transitional economy: the case of Estonia2018Inngår i: Public Administration and Development, ISSN 0271-2075, E-ISSN 1099-162X, Vol. 38, nr 1, s. 39-49Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In the light of neoinstitutional theory and by adopting case study research methodology, this article explains the adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards for modernizing public sector accounting in Estonia. This article reveals that the smoothyet gradualadoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards-compliant accounting systems was enabled by the involvement of powerful actors (i.e., institutional entrepreneurs) with foreign and/or business backgrounds. In addition, the change in public sector accounting in Estonia was facilitated by the developments in its international positioning, characterized by the transition from a Soviet communist to a market economy and subsequent European Union membership and by the absence of past accounting practices, which could potentially hinder the change.

  • 17.
    Argento, Daniela
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Umans, Timurs
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Linnaeus University.
    Håkansson, Patricia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi.
    Johansson, Annika
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi.
    Reliance on the internal auditors’ work: experiences of Swedish external auditors2018Inngår i: Journal of Management Control, ISSN 2191-4761, E-ISSN 2191-477X, Vol. 29, nr 3-4, s. 95-325Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    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.

  • 18.
    Augustinsson, Sören
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Ekonomi och arbetsliv. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP).
    Germundsson, Lisa
    SLU-Alnarp.
    Lidén, Alina
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP).
    Collaborative learning and evaluation in the multi-actor context of an innovation intermediary: How can intermediary organisations be understood and developed through the lenses of complexity and learning theories2020Inngår i: Farming Systems Facing Climate Change and Resource Challenges, 2020Konferansepaper (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 19.
    Augustinsson, Sören
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Samhällsvetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP).
    Liden, Alina
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Rapport pilotundersökning: underlag för utvärdering Partnerskap SLU Alnarp2019Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 20.
    Balachandran, Chanchal
    et al.
    Nederländerna.
    Wennberg, Karl
    Linköping University.
    Umans, Timurs
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Jönköping University.
    National culture diversity in new venture boards: the role of founders' relational demography2019Inngår i: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, ISSN 1932-4391, E-ISSN 1932-443XArtikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract/Research Summary: This study explains the conditions underwhich new venture boards are less or more culturallydiverse in terms of their directors' country of birth. Longitudi-nal data on 5,515 Swedish ventures suggest that most direc-tors are recruited from founders' proximate social settings neighborhoods in which they reside and past workplaces and that diversity levels in these social settings strongly predict the national culture diversity in venture boards. Given the rapid internationalization of workplaces and region saround the world, this paper provides important clues regarding how culturally diverse upper echelons are being incorporated into the organizational design of new ventures.

    Managerial Summary: Most New Venture Boards exhibitlimited diversity in terms of their directors' country of birth, as they are drawn from the venture founders' network. Yet,some new venture boards are indeed born diverse. Our study reveals that founders with prior exposure to culturally diverse workplaces and residential neighborhoods are much more likely to design a culturally diverse board at founding. Given the rapid internationalization of workplaces andregions in most countries around the world, our paper provides important clues regarding how national culture diversity in top management emerges and is being incorporatedinto the organizational design of new ventures.

  • 21.
    Bartocci, Luca
    et al.
    Italien.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Mauro, Sara Giovanna
    Italien.
    Towards a hybrid logic of participatory budgeting2018Inngår i: International Journal of Public Sector Management, ISSN 0951-3558, E-ISSN 1758-6666, Vol. 32, nr 1, s. 65-79Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    Participatory budgeting (PB) is considered a suitable tool for supporting and promoting citizen engagement in government work. Previous studies of PB have deeply investigated its design and effects, but paid little attention to the underlying logics of adopting and implementing PB. The purpose of this paper is to, accordingly, investigate the development over time of the institutional logics of PB and attempt to explain their effect on PB.

    Design/methodology/approach

    Using a longitudinal multiple case study design, this research analyzes the evolution of institutional logics over time and across five municipalities in Italy. The analysis integrates documents with interviews conducted at two times to investigate the evolution of PB logics.

    Findings

    The development of PB is characterized by the spread of two emerging logics—i.e. managerial and community-building logics—that replace or coexist with the traditional political logic. Indeed, these different logics can coexist within governments, with different degrees of conflict or coexistence, resulting in what can be considered a hybrid logic.

    Research limitations/implications

    Although the number of examined cases is limited, this research elaborates an original conceptual approach and provides new insights that could help in better designing and implementing PB.

    Originality/value

    This research builds knowledge of PB by shedding light on its different logics, linking them to diverse specific models of PB and exploring their changes over time.

  • 22.
    Baskerville, Rachel
    et al.
    New Zealand..
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Glocalization of accounting standards: observations on neo-institutionalism of IPSAS2019Inngår i: Public Money & Management, ISSN 0954-0962, E-ISSN 1467-9302, Vol. 39, nr 2, s. 95-103Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper defines and then observes processes of glocalization surrounding the adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) for public sector financial reporting. Glocalization can be best understood using sociological institutionalism, because this theory focuses on the retention of identity, and processes of legitimacy, during adaptation (diffusion) of standards. The paper discusses the history of standard-setting for the public sector in New Zealand to explain why this theory has value. IMPACT This paper defines and describes the utility of the concept of glocalization in analysing the implementation of IPSAS, with a New Zealand focus. The value of the paper is in its combination of a jurisdiction-specific experience with an understanding of the broader issues of 'global versus local' and processes of sociological institutionalism. Such studies of IPSAS adoption can offer distinctive perspectives on global processes of isomorphism within neo-institutional theory. This paper explains the advantages of flexible strategies to standard-setters.

  • 23.
    Benc, Rebecca
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Lind, Michaela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Väsentlighet: vilka kvalitativa faktorer påverkar revisorns bedömning?2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Väsentlighet utgör en viktig hörnsten i revisorns bedömning och styr hur omfattande en granskning ska vara och i vilken riktning granskningen ska gå. Syftet med uppsatsen är att undersöka vilka kvalitativa faktorer anses ha en påverkan på revisorns väsentlighetsbedömning. Kvalitativa faktorer som valts att fokusera på är revisorns erfarenhet, byråtillhörighet, revisionsklientens företagsspecifika karaktär samt klientförhållandet.

    En kvantitativ metod med en deduktiv ansats har använts för att undersöka studiens syfte. En modell konstruerats för att illustrera hur väsentlighetsbedömningen påverkas av de kvalitativa faktorerna. Modellen har utformats utifrån tidigare vetenskapliga artiklar som behandlar ämnet väsentlighet. Vidare har empiri insamlats genom en enkätundersökning som skickades ut till samtliga godkända och auktoriserade revisorer i Sverige varav 154 respondenter gav fullständiga svar.

    Resultatet visar att signifikanta skillnader i hur väsentlighetsnivån fastställs beroende på hur länge revisorn hade arbetat och även på om revisorn arbetade på en av de större byråerna. Det framkom även att skillnader fanns när hänsyn togs till positiva och negativa faktorer hänförliga till om klienten var börsnoterat eller inte, verksam i en riskfyllt eller stabil bransch samt hur så tog revisorerna även hänsyn till huruvida de arbetade med en ny klient eller en klient de haft erfarenhet av. Vår undersökning indikerar även att revisorer tenderat att reagera starkare på negativa faktorer. Med en godare förståelse för vilka faktorer som påverkar revisorns bedömning föreslår vi framtida studier som undersöker klientförhållandet och dess inverkan på väsentlighetsbedömningen då detta området gav en signifikant skillnad men är i tidigare forskning outforskat.

  • 24.
    Bengtsson, Emelie
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Tunér, Sofia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Mervärdet av revisorn ur ett klientperspektiv: hur uppfattar klienten sin relationstyp med revisorn?2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Revisorns fokus har flyttats från att fokusera på granskningen till att skapa mervärde för klienten. Det flyttade fokuset har lett till att revisorn arbetar på en konkurrensutsatt marknad och har ett intresse av att vara finansiellt framgångsrik.

     

     

    Syftet med studien är att förklara hur mervärdet av revisorn påverkar klientens uppfattade relationstyp med revisorn. Studien kan tänkas bidra med en bättre förståelse över hur mervärdet påverkar relationstypen, vilken har delats in i professionell relation, personliga bekanta och vänskap. Med hjälp av tidigare forskning kring mervärde samt relevanta relationsteorier har en modell utvecklats. Modellen har sedan testats empiriskt genom en enkätundersökning.

     

     

    Studiens resultat visar att mervärde har en positiv påverkan på samtliga tre relationstyper. Då resultatet visat att mervärdet påverkar i vilken utsträckning revisorn och klienten har en vänskapsrelation är revisorns oberoende en viktig aspekt att ta i beaktning.

     

     

    Studien kan bidra med information kring vilka mervärden en klient kan förvänta sig få av sin revisor. Då studiens syfte inte blivit beprövat tidigare bidrar studien till såväl revisions- som relationslitteratur och då resultatet inte kan generaliseras är det därmed relevant att studera i framtida forskning. 

  • 25.
    Boman, Anton
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Kullander, Jesper
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Kundnöjdhet - en kontantfråga: kundnöjdhetens påverkan av grad av kontanthantering2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Kontanter har en avtagande trend som betalningsmedel i samhället. Banksektorn har också påverkats av kontanternas minskande genom att allt fler banker avvecklar sin kontanthantering. Detta påverkar i sin tur bankkunderna som inte längre har samma tillgång till fysiska betalningsmedel. Kundnöjdhet är ett väl utforskat ämne, men tidigare forskning har inte fokuserat på den påverkan bankernas kontanthantering har på kundnöjdheten. Det är vad denna studie undersöker genom syftet att tydliggöra den påverkan som kundnöjdheten får av bankernas olika grader av kontanthantering samt hur ålder, kön, relationstid och personlig kontakts inverkan på sambandet utspelar sig.

    Studiens utförande överensstämmer med den positivistiska forskningsfilosofin, deduktiva ansatsen och kvantitativa metoden. Det empiriska material som uppsatsen baseras på samlades in genom två olika internetenkäter, där en riktade sig till banker och en var ställd till bankkunderna. Totalt brukades 8 svar från banker och 106 av kundenkätens respondenter till resultatet av studien.

    Den befintliga forskningen har påvisat att ålder, kön, relationstid och personlig kontakt påverkar kundnöjdheten hos banker. Av den anledningen undersöktes de fyra variablernas, tillsammans med bankernas grad av kontanthantering, påverkan på kundnöjdheten. Resultatet visar att bankernas kontanthantering påverkar kundnöjdheten genom att en lägre grad av kontanthantering ger en lägre kundnöjdhet. Dessutom beror förhållandet även på åldern då en äldre kund är mindre nöjd när bankens kontanthantering avvecklas.

    Studiens resultat belyser ett aktuellt ämne och bör beaktas ur bankens synvinkel när ett beslut om kontanthanteringen ska tas. I ett samhälle där allt fler banker minskar sin kontanthantering innebär därför uppsatsens resultat en viktig parameter i utvecklingen.

  • 26.
    Bourmistrov, Anatoli
    et al.
    Norway.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Haldma, Toomas
    Estonia.
    Special issue on accounting and performance management innovations in public sector organizations2019Inngår i: Baltic Journal of Management, ISSN 1746-5265, E-ISSN 1746-5273, Vol. 14, nr 1, s. 79-83Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 27.
    Broberg, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Ponamarev, Yuliya
    ESADE.
    Umans, Timurs
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Karlsson, Karoline
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi.
    Vinberg, Emmy
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi.
    Commercialization of audit firms and auditors’ subjective well-being2018Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 28.
    Broberg, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Umans, Timurs
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Skog, Peter
    Baker Tilly Saxos AB Helsingborg .
    Theodorsson, Emily
    Swedish Tax Authority .
    Auditors’ professional and organizational identities and perceived commercialization in auditing firm2018Inngår i: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, ISSN 1368-0668, E-ISSN 1758-4205, Vol. 31, nr 2, s. 374-399Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    This paper seeks to explain how auditors’ professional and organizational identities are associated with commercialization in audit firms. Unlike previous studies exploring the consequences of commercialization in the firms, our study directs its attention toward the potential driver of commercialization, which we argue to be the identities of the auditors.

    Design/methodology/approach

    The paper is based on 374 responses to a survey distributed to 3588 members of FAR, the professional association of accountants, auditors and advisors in Sweden. The study used established measures of organizational and professional identity and introduced market, customer and firm process orientation as aspects of commercialization. The study explored the data through descriptive statistics, principle component analysis and correlation analysis and tested the hypotheses with multiple linear regression analysis.

    Findings

    The findings indicated that the organizational identity of auditors has a positive association with three aspects of commercialization: market orientation, customer orientation and firm process orientation. Contrary to the arguments based on prior literature, our study has found that the professional identity of auditors is also a positively associated with commercialization. This indicates a change of the role of professional identity vis-à-vis commercialization of audit firms. The positive association between professional identity and commercial orientation could indicate the development of “organizational professionalism.” The study also found differences between the association between professional identity and commercialization in Big 4 and non-Big 4 firms. While in Big 4 firms, professional identity is positively associated only with the firm’s process orientation, in non-Big 4 firms, professional identity has a positive association with all three aspects of commercialization.

    Originality/value

    The paper provides insight into how auditors’ identities have influenced commercialization of audit firms and into the normalizing of commercialization within auditing. The study also developed a new instrument for measuring commercialization, one based on market, customer and firm process orientation concepts. This paper suggests that this instrument is an alternative to the observation through proxies.

  • 29.
    Brorstrom, Sara
    et al.
    Gothenburg University.
    Argento, Daniela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Thomasson, Anna
    Lund University.
    Almqvist, Roland
    Stockholm University.
    Translating sustainable and smart city strategies into performance measurement systems2018Inngår i: Public Money & Management, ISSN 0954-0962, E-ISSN 1467-9302, Vol. 38, nr 3, s. 193-202Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper shows how sustainable and smart strategies can be implemented in cities and how these strategies influence, and are influenced by, performance measurement systems. Drawing upon the Foucauldian notion of governmentality, the authors present the case of Gothenburg in Sweden, where they interviewed the key actors involved in a new sustainability strategy. Translating strategy into performance measurement systems requires collaboration across organizational boundaries and considerations of financial goals and social and human aspects.

  • 30.
    Bruhn, Alina
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Hesselroth, Marcus
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Market Orientation: the effect of TMT shared leadership and perceived contextual discretion2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Ever since the 1960s, it has been argued that customer needs have to be a firm's core business purpose. One way for firm to achieve this, is through use of market orientation strategies. Recent research has found that shared leadership could have a positive effect on market orientation, as well as within top management teams. The ability that top management teams have to influence the organization, is further found to be effected by the level of discretion they operate within.

    This thesis seeks to explain the relationship between shared leadership within top management teams and market orientation, and how this relationship in turn might be contingent on perceived contextual discretion. This is done through a quantitative method, where a survey study is done on the top management teams in Swedish saving banks.

    The findings of this thesis show that shared leadership is positively related with market orientation, and that this relationship is not contingent on perceived contextual discretion. The variable of perceived contextual discretion was, however, found to have the effect of an independent variable with a strong positive direct effect on market orientation within the financial sector.

    One limitation of this thesis is that the statements for perceived contextual discretion has been developed only from concepts, and have not been tested in any previous study. This brings with it a risk that these statements did not measure the concept in the most optimal way.

    The theoretical contributions of this thesis are how perceived contextual discretion is found to have a direct effect on market orientation. This further imply that perceived contextual discretion has an effect on the level of market orientation within a firm. 

  • 31.
    Chow, Danny
    et al.
    England & Nordirland.
    Aggestam Pontoppidan, Caroline
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Denmark.
    The United Nations' (UN) decision to adopt international public sector accounting standards (IPSAS)2019Inngår i: Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, ISSN 1096-3367, E-ISSN 1945-1814, Vol. 31, nr 2, s. 285-306Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The objective of this study is to analyse and understand the UN System’s adoption of IPSAS from a legitimacy perspective.

    Design/methodology/approach

    A content analysis of publicly accessible documents from the UN System archives was conducted. The analysis was framed through the broader lens of legitimacy theory, drawing attention to the rationalities of decisions taken.

    Findings

    This study illustrated how the need for accounting reforms was rationalised throughout the UN System of organisations. Decision-making processes were reflective of political concerns and the accompanying need to continually demonstrate accountability. The discursive strategies observed associated the need to improve accountability with the adoption of globally recognised accounting systems. However, such logic assumed that existing accountability deficits were intrinsically linked to accounting failures, which overemphasises accounting’s role.

    Originality/value

    This study addresses a lacuna in empirical studies providing an understanding of the role of accounting reforms within international organisations such as the UN System.

  • 32.
    Chow, Danny S.L
    et al.
    England.
    Pollanen, Raili
    Canada.
    Rachel, Baskerville
    New Zealand.
    Pontoppidan, Caroline
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Danmark.
    Usefulness of consolidated government accounts: a comparative study2018Inngår i: Public Money & Management, ISSN 0954-0962, E-ISSN 1467-9302, Vol. 39, nr 3, s. 175-185Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This comparative empirical study on consolidated government accounting reforms in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Sweden reveals contextual differences affecting their adoption and usefulness. It can help policymakers, public managers, and academics understand the gap between claims associated with the adoption of accounting technologies and their usefulness, as well as provide insights into dichotomies between their global proliferation and localized adaptations.

  • 33.
    Collin, Sven-Olof
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi.
    Umans, Timurs
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP).
    Lidqvist, Kristian
    Halmstad University.
    Tjörnebrant, Kristian
    Halmstad University.
    Explaining functional orientation of the budget: a survey of Swedish organizations2019Inngår i: International Journal of Accounting and Finance, ISSN 1752-8224, Vol. 9, nr 1, s. 28-46Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper presents a congruence model where factors belonging to the environment, to the corporation, and to the management control system of the corporation are expected to influence the functional emphasis put on the budget, i.e., the function of coordination, responsibility and evaluation. Through a test performed on 111 Swedish corporations, we find indications that the budget is very much alive; it appears to focus more on dealing with external situations than with internal characteristics; and it appears to be part of the formalisation of the organisation. We draw these conclusions based on our findings that suggest that the budget is being used mainly as a coordinative device, and less as an instrument for evaluating actions.

  • 34.
    Culasso, F
    et al.
    Italien.
    D, Truant
    Argento, Daniela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    To what extent can a business model be disclosed in the integrated report?2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to explore weather and to what extent a Business Model (BM) can be consolidated within the Integrated Report (IR) through the explication of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) implemented by the organization. A longitudinal and explanatory case study was realized by focusing on an Italian listed public utility, operating in the electricity sector, which has recently implemented the IR and has adopted the BSC for internal managerial purposes for several years. Findings were analyzed through the lens of the BM definitions and theory, in conjunction with the attitude of Performance Measurement/Management Systems - such as the BSC - to adequately describe BMs. This paper unveils how the general pressure from financial markets to deeply disclose also non-financial information, and among this the adopted BM, finds a limit to its full applicability. Organizations still show resistance in fully communicating their competitive advantages and how their managers are responsible for the medium- to long-term goals. Findings reveal that the change in corporate reporting practices, achieved over time through the implementation of IR, does not completely force the top management to disclose the BM of the organization by communicating the internally adopted BSC to the market.

     

  • 35. Culasso, F
    et al.
    Truant, D
    Argento, Daniela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Manzi, L
    To what extent can a business model be disclosed in the integrated report2018Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to explore weather and to what extent a Business Model (BM) can be consolidated within the Integrated Reporting (IR) through the explication of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) implemented by the organization. A longitudinal and explanatory case study was realized by focusing on an Italian listed public utility, operating in the electricity sector, which has recently implemented the IR and has adopted the BSC for internal managerial purposes for several years. Findings were analyzed through the lens of the BM definitions and theory, in conjunction with the attitude of Performance Measurement/Management Systems - such as the BSC - to adequately describe BMs. This paper unveils how the general pressure from financial markets to deeply disclose also non-financial information, and among this the adopted BM, finds a limit to its full applicability. Organizations still show resistance to fully communicating their competitive advantages and how their managers are responsible for the medium- to long-term goals. Findings reveal that the change in corporate reporting practices, achieved over time through the implementation of IR, does not completely force the top management to disclose the BM of the organization by communicating the internally adopted BSC to the market.

     

  • 36.
    Danzinger, Georg
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Reichmann, Katharina
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi.
    How does the CSR engagement of CEO’s relate to TBL performance under the condition of a decentralized organizational structure?: An example of the largest German stock-listed corporations.2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Recently there has been a broad discussion with regards to Corporate Social Responsibility, its general purpose, and how it is publicly disclosed. The responsibilities for the engagement in CSR activities have been primarily vested with the CEO of organizations. Previous studies suggested an existing link between CEO’s CSR Engagement and TBL Performance. The dissertation aimed to explore the relationship between the CEO’s CSR Engagement and TBL Performance and to investigate the role of a decentralized organizational structure in this relation. A quantitative research approach in the form of archival data was carried out to measure CEO CSR Engagement and Decentralization of the 50 largest German stock-listed corporations by analyzing annual financial reports. Also, to measure total TBL Performance, media disclosure of the 50 largest German stock-listed corporations in the German newspaper Handelsblatt was analyzed. The results of the study showed that increased levels of the aspect Stakeholder Responsibility (a component of CEO CSR Engagement) positively impacted TBL Performance. Also, the study results indicated that a low level of Decentralization positively moderated the relationship between the aspect External Risk and Engagement (a component of CEO CSR Engagement) and TBL Performance. The dissertation extends already existing CEO leadership literature and measures organizational sustainability performance based on the concept of the Triple Bottom Line. Also, the application of organizational structure of Decentralization as a moderator between CEO CSR Engagement and TBL Performance contributes to already existing literature. By applying factor analysis to the CEO CSR related aspects to objectify the gathered data, this dissertation contributes methodologically.

  • 37.
    Dobija, Dorota
    et al.
    Poland.
    Gorska, Anna Maria
    Poland.
    Grossi, Giuseppe
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Strzelczyk, Wojciech
    Poland.
    Rational and symbolic uses of performance measurement experiences from Polish universities2019Inngår i: ACCOUNTING AUDITING & ACCOUNTABILITY JOURNAL, ISSN 0951-3574, Vol. 32, nr 3, s. 750-781Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to facilitate a deeper understanding of the uses and users of performance measurement (PM) in the university context. Design/methodology/approach Empirical data were gathered from four universities. This approach allows for a multilevel and comparative analysis based on the neo-institutional theory. The results are discussed alongside interdisciplinary literature on the use of PM in the public sector. Findings PM practices at universities have become increasingly popular on institutional, organisational and individual levels. The results indicate that different types of PM are used in universities and that the extent, and scope of PM used by various actors differ. Universities often use PM in a ceremonial and symbolic manner, with the aim of legitimising themselves externally as research-oriented institutions. The use of PM depends on both, exogenous factors (such as isomorphic pressures) and endogenous factors related to the different responses of organisations and individual actors (university managers, and academics). However, the analysis at the internal level reveals different attitudes and some resistance to the use of such kinds of PM. In universities with a local focus, the use of PM for rational decision-making is generally loosely coupled with the reporting performance for external accountability purposes. Moreover, the internal use of PM can be also symbolic. Originality/value The authors assume that the use of PM depends on a number of exogenous and endogenous factors. PM uses and users are discussed in the specific context of the higher education system in Poland. The four business school cases facilitate a comparative analysis of the similarities and differences in terms of the uses and users of PM in the context of internationally and locally oriented universities.

  • 38.
    Ekdahl, Pauline
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Magnusson, Charlotte
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Revisionsbyråernas etiska koder, levande eller döda dokument?: en kvalitativ fallstudie om hur etiska koder används för att säkerställa revisorns oberoende2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    Historiskt sett har flertalet skandaler uppmärksammats där revisorer har haft en beroendeställning till sina klienter. Trots att externa åtgärder i form av lagar och bestämmelser har tillkommit och utvecklats efter hand, tyder det återkommande problemet med oberoendet på att ytterligare åtgärder kan behövas. Vi har därför valt att se på problemet med revisorns oberoende genom att fokusera på revisions-byråernas interna åtgärder. Syftet med studien är att förstå hur ledande revisionsbyråer arbetar med etiska koder som ett styrverktyg för att säkerställa revisorns oberoende. För att förstå arbetet utforskas hur etiska koder implementeras i organisationerna och hur de används som ett styrverktyg i det dagliga arbetet.

     

    Utifrån ett styrningsperspektiv har en kvalitativ fallstudie genomförts. Semistrukturerade intervjuer har använts som datainsamlingsmetod och sammanlagt har sex revisionsmedarbetare från två ledande revisionsbyråer intervjuats. Med en abduktiv forskningsansats har en teoretisk referensram legat som grund för studien samtidigt som analysen har tillåtit nya infallsvinklar.

     

    Studiens slutsatser är att revisionsbyråerna arbetar med att föra in de externa reglerna i sina interna etikkoder och att etikkoderna implementeras i organisationerna genom styrsystemen kultur-, handlings- och personalstyrning. De etiska koderna implementeras i det dagliga arbetet och blir då en del av den organisatoriska kulturen, integreras i system och processer samt styr rekryteringsprocessen. Revisionsbyråerna säkerställer alltså revisorns oberoende genom att etikkoderna används som en del i styrsystemen.

  • 39.
    Ekstrand, Joakim
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Westergren, Albert
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för hälsovetenskap, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för sjuksköterskeutbildningarna och integrerad hälsovetenskap.
    Preventiva hembesök till seniorer – har vi råd att inte satsa?2019Inngår i: Svensk Geriatrik, nr 1, s. 28-31Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 40.
    Elg, Ulf
    et al.
    Lunds universitet.
    Hultman, Jens
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Lunds universitet.
    CSR: retailer activities vs consumer buying decisions2016Inngår i: International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, ISSN 0959-0552, E-ISSN 1758-6690, Vol. 44, nr 6, s. 640-657Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate how a retailer’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and image influence consumer perceptions regarding the firm’s social responsibility, and how CSR aspects influence consumers buying decisions in store for a specific product.

    Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative case study method is used, including interviews, document studies and observations. The CSR approach of a Swedish retailer is investigated at corporate level and in the store, and how this interacts with the views of consumers as they make decisions regarding the purchase of a disposable product.

    Findings – The authors propose the concept CSR identity to capture the internal efforts and positioning that a retailer attempts to achieve. Store activities and external independent stakeholders will have a main influence on whether the identity is regarded as credible by consumers. Furthermore, factors such as self-image and influences from the social network will influence whether a consumer will be committed to prioritize CSR aspects in the store.

    Practical implications – Gaps between the retailer and the consumer perspective on CSR, particularly relevant for disposable, low-involvement products are identified. It is critical for retailers to be aware of and address these gaps.Originality/value – The study captures corporate level, store level and consumer behaviour for a single retailer and is able to reflect upon how specific activities from the retailer interact with consumer attitudes and activities in the store. The authors connect various streams of research on CSR andretailing into one consistent framework.

  • 41.
    Eneberg, Matilda
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Scortea, Johanna
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Brand new Image: a case study of engagement on Instagram during Melodifestivalen in Kristianstad2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    Place branding is complex, and marketers need to find new ways in order of place branding. This thesis concerns communication on social media during an event, and its influence of place brand image. Place brand image is a very wide and complex concept. Therefore, this thesis focuses on three place attributes, namely, people, place, and pulse.

     

    The research purpose is to explore engagement on social media and how that may influence a place brand image. The thesis focuses on visual content in frame of Instagram feeds during an event. The context of this thesis is a case study of Melodifestivalen in Kristianstad. Through a qualitative research approach, Instagram posts were selected and analysed. Moreover, two focus groups were conducted to gain an additional perspective of how the participants perceptions of the city image communicated on Instagram and how the selected Instagram posts may contribute to the image of Kristianstad.

     

    Findings reveal that a city gains attention during an event to promote the city. By using an event as a marketing tool influence a place brand image to a favourable place by representing a allured city centre. Furthermore, the findings reveal that content created during an event is beneficial for a city.  This thesis adds insights to the field of event marketing being used as place branding. The main contribution of this thesis is understanding that an event can successfully be used as a marketing tool to influence a place brand image by stimulating engagement on Social media. 

  • 42.
    Eriksson, Jennifer
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Henriksson, Johanna
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Beware. Your good intentions might just come back to haunt you: an exploratory study examining sensitive CSR initiatives’ influence on brand image2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [en]

    The refugee crisis is a current and wildly debated topic in the Swedish society today. As a result, companies that engage themselves in the topic experience both positive and negative reactions. Theory suggests that CSR initiatives in a western context suffer a greater risk of being interpreted as political. However, research on political CSR’s influence on brand image is scarce.    

     

    The purpose of this thesis is therefore to explore if brand image is influenced differently when companies engage in sensitive issues than with other CSR initiatives. In order to do so, a conceptual framework was developed through an extensive literature review of previous theorization about political CSR and brand image. A qualitative approach were implemented using an exploratory design, applied on an experimental method using online focus groups. 

     

    The findings suggest that when CSR becomes politically sensitive, stakeholders have a hard time to see the purpose of the initiative. They question whether the company is involved because of genuine interest. When an initiative’s genuineness is questioned the positive responses in regards to brand image, weakens. This genuineness is determined by four themes: self-interest, consistency, public celebration and sensitivity. However, the results in this thesis are somewhat inconclusive making it difficult to determine whether there is a difference between sensitive CSR and other CSR. The fictitious cases, however, indicate that there are differences relating to all four themes, however, the real cases cannot verify this.

     

     For future research we suggest three different options. Firstly, to examine the relation between sensitivity and responsibility, quantitatively. Secondly, to conduct a study examining other politically sensitive topics. Lastly, to conduct a similar study in hindsight of the refugee crisis, evaluating the effect involvement in sensitive political CSR has on brand image.

  • 43.
    Eriksson, Lars Torsten
    et al.
    Gävle University.
    Hultman, Jens
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Jönköping International Business School.
    Naldi, Lucia
    Jönköping International Business School.
    Small business e-commerce development in Sweden: an empirical survey2008Inngår i: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 15, nr 3, s. 555-570Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to empirically explore small business e-commerce development and usage of the emerging ICT-infrastructure for e-commerce in Sweden. For more than a decade firms in countries with appropriate infrastructures in place have generally been able to exploit internet technologies for business purposes.

    Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the results from a telephone survey on Swedish small businesses. The 160 firms surveyed were independent manufacturing firms in Sweden with a number of employees ranging from ten to 50 and a turnover not surpassing e 10 million. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS.

    Findings: The paper presents empirical data on e-commerce development among small businesses in Sweden. The study shows that a significant share of the studied firms have adopted internet technologies, but also that more than 70 per cent of the small businesses in the study have more than five years of experience of e-commerce. The study finds that small businesses in Sweden show remarkably high levels of e-commerce adoption. The study shows strong penetration of web site and e-mail use among small businesses in Sweden, but also that advanced applications are still not broadly applied.

    Originality/value: Statistics presented by the OECD have recurrently shown that the Scandinavian countries are in the lead as regards building an ICT infrastructure. Sweden’s leading position in ICT has been confirmed by several studies. Because of scarce resources and lack of knowledge, small businesses are generally known to be lagging in terms of ICT use. This study empirically explores small business e-commerce development in Sweden and contributes to the stream of research aiming at benchmarking e-commerce development

  • 44.
    Erlandsson, Lennart
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    LSS och dess tillämpning: En rapport om normbildningsprocesser i välfärdsrättsliga beslut2018Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det har skrivits och debatterats mycket om Lagen (1993:387) om stöd och service till vissa funktionshindrade (LSS) sedan lagen trädde ikraft 1994. Reformen har ifrågasatts och dagens debatt handlar mycket om Försäkringskassans tillämpning när det gäller personers rätt till assistansersättning. Försäkringskassans tolkar LSS restriktivt och tillämpar egna interna styrdokument som bindande rättskällor trots att kassan inte har någon lagstiftningsmakt. Domar från Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen tolkas felaktigt av Försäkringskassan som gör praxis av individuella avgöranden.1 Regeringen menar att de inte kan påverka Försäkringskassans beslut utan har istället aviserat en lagändring. Frågan är då vad en lagändring kan få för konsekvenser i praktiken när myndigheterna utvecklar egna metoder i strid med det som kan betraktas som gällande rätt. Därför är det av intresse att studera myndighetsutövningen med fokus på den rättighetslagstiftning som LSS innebär. Rapporten bygger på tidigare studier i ämnet, där utgångspunkten är att LSS ska tillämpas utifrån legalitetsprincipen med lagens målsättning och rättighetskonstruktion som norm. I rapporten presenteras också en studie som handlar om kommuners tillämpning av LSS och de normer som styr tillämpningen, med visst fokus på insatser för personer med psykiska funktionsnedsättningar.

  • 45.
    Ferretti Lundgren, Johannes
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Saliuku, Alban
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Better safe than sorry: en empirisk studie av investeringsstrategier på Stockholmsbörsen och Micro-cap2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
    Abstract [sv]

    År 2007-2008 inträffade finanskrisen vilket skapade oro på den finansiella marknaden. Oron återspeglades i antalet svenska aktieägare som minskade successivt fram till år 2014. Därefter fram till idag visar statistiken att svenska aktieägare blir fler för varje år som går. En förklaring är för att digitaliseringen har skapat enklare lösningar för privatpersoner att börja spara i aktier vilket ökar tillgängligheten och inflödet. Ett ökat intresse och en ökad tillgänglighet behöver dock inte innebära en ökad kunskap hos investerarna, vilket talar för att det är relevant att dels förmedla kunskap kring aktier men framförallt identifiera den bästa investeringsstrategin som kan vägleda investerare.

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att undersöka om värde- eller tillväxtinvestering ger högst avkastning på Stockholmsbörsen och Micro-cap under 2012-2016. Studien tillämpar en deduktiv ansats tillsammans med en kvantitativ forskningsmetod. För att kunna ta reda på den bästa investeringsstrategin på Stockholmsbörsen och Micro-cap har sekundärdata i form av nyckeltal samt kurshistorik samlats in, bearbetats och analyserats. Med hjälp av nyckeltalen P/E och P/B har aktier kunnat kategoriseras som värde- respektive tillväxtaktier. Vidare kunde portföljer skapas av respektive kategori för att sedan vara jämförbara med varandra.

    Resultatet visar på att investeringsstrategin värdeinvestering tenderar att prestera bäst. Värdeinvestering presterade bäst oavsett om portföljerna bestod av aktier enbart från Stockholmsbörsen eller både Stockholmsbörsen och Micro-cap. Resultatet som erhölls visade att tillväxtinvestering presterar betydligt högre avkastning än värdeinvestering oavsett börs/handelsplattform dock utsätts en investerares kapital för så pass hög risk med tillväxtinvestering att när studien riskjusterar avkastningen är det värdeinvestering som presterar bäst.

  • 46.
    Fjelkner, Annika
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP).
    Högskolepedagogisk debatt: samarbetsinlärning och What makes foreign students happy?2018Collection/Antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 47.
    Fjelkner, Annika
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Högskolan Kristianstad, Bibliotek och högskolepedagogik.
    Håkansson, Andreas
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, Forskningsmiljön Food and Meals in Everyday Life (MEAL). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, Avdelningen för mat- och måltidsvetenskap.
    Rosander, Pia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för lärarutbildning, Avdelningen för psykologi.
    Do personality traits matter?: a comparative study of student preferences for TLAs and assessment modes in two different majors2019Inngår i: Teaching & Learning Inquiry, Vol. 7, nr 1, s. 78-102Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    What, then, do we need to know about our students to better provide for more equitable outcomes? Who will succeed depend on many factors, and student personality traits is one factor less discussed in the engagement and First year experience literature. The aim of this study is to add to the teaching in higher education discussion by exploring how student differ regarding personality traits profile (IPIP-NEO-PI test; Goldberg, 1999), approaches to learning (R-SPQ-2F test; Biggs, Kember & Leung, 2001), and preference for teaching and learning activites and assessment modes. The on-line survey study was carried out in a small, teaching intensive Swedish university on students in a Business (n=144) and Pre-school teacher education program (n=179). Findings were that there seem to be systematic differences between the types of modes preferred, and also significant differences between the two majors regarding learning approach, motive and strategy. Findings are discussed in relation to Jarvis’ (2010) model of learning and disjuncture, Biesta’s (2005) discussion on educational relationships and risk, and Trowler’s (2008) concept of teaching and learning regimes (TLRs). There are two clear risks that teachers and curriculum developers face. First, teachers who are new or come from a different TLR may face the risk of alienating students and exposing them to extreme anxiety if using TLAs and assessment modes students are uncomfortable with and unused to. Second, teachers and curriculum developers run the risk of not challenging students enough, thus depriving them of valuable learning experiences.

  • 48.
    Fredriksson, Cecilia
    et al.
    Lunds universitet.
    Anselmsson, Johan
    Lunds universitet.
    Fuentes, Christian
    Lunds universitet.
    Källström, Lisa
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Lunds universitet.
    Thufvesson, Ola
    Lunds universitet.
    Aslan, Devrim Umut
    Retail destination2019Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 49.
    Freij, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för lärande och miljö, Avdelningen för Humaniora.
    Edfors, Ellinor
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för hälsovetenskap, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för hälsovetenskap, Avdelningen för sjuksköterskeutbildningarna och integrerad hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Ljung Djärf, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för lärande och miljö, Avdelningen för Pedagogik. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för lärarutbildning, Forskningsmiljön Learning in Science and Mathematics (LISMA).
    Umans, Timurs
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Rehnstam-Holm, Ann-Sofi
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, Forskningsmiljön Man & Biosphere Health (MABH). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, Avdelningen för miljö- och biovetenskap.
    Pedagogisk karriärstege vid Högskolan Kristianstad: några reflektioner från beredningsgruppens arbete2014Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 50.
    Gerberich, Johanna
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, Avdelningen för mat- och måltidsvetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, Forskningsmiljön Food and Meals in Everyday Life (MEAL).
    Umans, Timurs
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Auditing, Organisation and Society (AOS). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
    Olsson, Viktoria
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, Forskningsmiljön Food and Meals in Everyday Life (MEAL). Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för naturvetenskap, Avdelningen för mat- och måltidsvetenskap.
    Lidén, Alina
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Högskolan Kristianstad, Fakulteten för ekonomi, Forskningsmiljön Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP).
    Learning teams' diversity and innovative capacity: the case of gastronomy students.2019Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    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.  

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