Search results

1 – 10 of over 5000

Abstract

Details

Government for the Future
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-852-0

Abstract

Details

Government for the Future
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-852-0

Abstract

Details

Government for the Future
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-852-0

Abstract

Details

Government for the Future
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-852-0

Article
Publication date: 24 April 2009

E. Roland Andersson

The purpose of this paper is to present the scientific basis and to give practitioner guidelines for the system group “Idealogue” approach to innovation.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the scientific basis and to give practitioner guidelines for the system group “Idealogue” approach to innovation.

Design/methodology/approach

The logic of the system group “Idealogue” (idea‐dialogue) is to create a behavioural simulation “model” of the whole market system of interest. In this model, face‐to‐face communication among functional, disciplinary and hierarchal normally differentiated actors are used to perform various system simulations among problems and ideas and, at the same time, the real change process is started.

Findings

Research findings show that the system group were in agreement on much more than what earlier rational experts perceived in the same situations and, moreover, the group agreed in other and unexpected new and successful dimensions.

Research limitations/implications

The findings are shown experimentally in action research projects and empirically by longitudinal follow‐up studies.

Practical implications

The approach, which comprehends the entire process of innovation and change, is mainly aimed for the commercially “vague” human dimension of technology.

Originality/value

Projects in which the group dynamic approach successfully was applied has been conducted in many action research and industrially related change situations at an organizational, regional, state and market level. This includes technological, organizational and administrative domains of the systems with successful and worldwide spread product and process innovations.

Details

European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

Keywords

Abstract

Details

Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-61-583246-0

Article
Publication date: 16 November 2015

Mikaela Backman

The purpose of this paper is to give a nuanced picture of how the local bank sector influences new firm formation and how this differs along the urban-rural hierarchy…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to give a nuanced picture of how the local bank sector influences new firm formation and how this differs along the urban-rural hierarchy. Thus, the present paper increases the knowledge concerning the importance of the local bank sector in influencing new firm formation. In this respect, it also sheds light on how banks influence regional growth through their impact on start-ups.

Design/methodology/approach

The empirical design is based on a cross-sectional approach from 2010, where Swedish municipalities are employed as the unit of observation. To overcome a possible endogeneity problem, an instrumental variable approach is applied. A two-stage least squares approach is employed in which instruments for the local bank sector in 2010 are utilised.

Findings

The findings present positive relationships among the average size of the bank branches, independent banks per capita, bank branches per capita, bank competition, and the number of local start-ups in Sweden. Hence, access to financial funds is important for new firm formation. When the sample is divided across the urban-rural hierarchy, differences arise concerning the importance of the local bank sector. Independent banks per capita and bank branches per capita tend to have a larger impact on firm formation in rural municipalities.

Originality/value

This paper is novel in its detailed approach to describing the local bank sector. This topic is important for local and national policy makers, demonstrating the importance of the local bank sector for a growing and healthy regional economy. This study is also the first study on this topic in Sweden.

Details

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, vol. 22 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1462-6004

Keywords

Book part
Publication date: 15 June 2012

Jason Potts

An NBM is a market form in that it is made of institutions and business models. It arises in a particular context where abundant novelty issuing from the producer side…

Abstract

An NBM is a market form in that it is made of institutions and business models. It arises in a particular context where abundant novelty issuing from the producer side meets substantial search costs and evaluation difficulties on the consumer side. In a NBM consumers don’t necessarily know what they are searching for. These difficulties on the demand side are specifically caused by the fact that novel goods, which are experience goods, often require new “rules for choice” as new suites of evaluative criteria.

Details

The Spatial Market Process
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-006-2

Book part
Publication date: 15 June 2012

David Emanuel Andersson and James A. Taylor

The market is not the only spontaneous order. Hayek himself drew attention to language and English common law as other examples, noting that they had first been identified…

Abstract

The market is not the only spontaneous order. Hayek himself drew attention to language and English common law as other examples, noting that they had first been identified as such by Scottish Enlightenment philosophers such as Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson. Hence, such orders “are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the results of human action, but not the execution of any human design” (Ferguson, 1782, sec. II). In the 20th century, Michael Polanyi used the term spontaneous order for the polycentric feedback system that explains the growth of scientific knowledge (Polanyi, 1962).

Details

The Spatial Market Process
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-006-2

Article
Publication date: 6 October 2020

Peter Palm and Magnus Andersson

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of theoretical knowledge related to financial behaviour and especially anchor effects.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of theoretical knowledge related to financial behaviour and especially anchor effects.

Design/methodology/approach

The study design is based upon an experiment divided into two parts, before and after the development of the course curriculum for the course introducing behavioural finance for undergraduate real estate students.

Findings

The study concludes that the anchor effect is persistent also after introducing theoretical knowledge regarding financial behaviour and anchor effects. To conclude the results, in this study, indicates that the appraisal of properties are dependent on the individual’s cognitive capacity to mitigate anchor effects. There are epistemological assumptions underlying the belief in the individuals’ capacity to handle anchor effects that might provide biased appraisals. These assumptions need to be carefully tested and treated to increase the accuracy of property appraisals.

Practical implications

The study result also highlights the possibility that current literature in valuation, and learning activities, does not emphases and stimulate readers to critical thinking. This paper would, therefore, propose also other real estate education programmes to be aware of the potential lack of critical thinking among the students.

Originality/value

It provides an insight regarding how appraisal of properties is dependent on the individual’s cognitive capacity to mitigate anchor effects.

Details

Journal of European Real Estate Research , vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-9269

Keywords

1 – 10 of over 5000