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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.

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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.

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

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Article
Publication date: 11 November 2009

E. Roland Andersson and Bjarne Jansson

Universities have a synthetic style for radical innovation but an inappropriate administrative culture. Science parks, which are supposed to have such entrepreneurial…

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Universities have a synthetic style for radical innovation but an inappropriate administrative culture. Science parks, which are supposed to have such entrepreneurial culture, instead lack an appropriate synthetic style. Our answer is to combine appropriate styles and cultures into a new arena. A modified-systems approach, based on the suggested principles, should, however, be structurally tested and compared with the current science-park model.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

Article
Publication date: 15 February 2011

E. Roland Andersson, Jan Lundblad and Bjarne Jansson

The rationale behind our approach was that product innovations in occupational health and safety originate from radical innovation processes where ideas are tested…

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The rationale behind our approach was that product innovations in occupational health and safety originate from radical innovation processes where ideas are tested naturally before any rational decisions are made. Our thesis therefore was that an open and subsidized radical innovation arena might counteract today's development imperfections and also be profitable to the society as a whole. In this study we critically scrutinized the implementation of such a publically open arena in the Swedish construction industry, which is an area with large costs for accidents and injuries. We used a two-step action research approach in order to compare the efficiency of a general arena (Innovation Stockholm) with a specialised health and safety arena, given the same radical supporting style and entrepreneurial culture. Our results confirmed our thesis: both arenas produced successful innovations and were profitable to the society as a whole. The specialised arena even doubled the efficiency for an idea to be in the market after 2 years: from 0.1 ideas to 0.25 ideas. In a general perspective we believe that our findings can contribute to the discussion on the “Open innovation” concept and how to reorganize the established “Science Park” innovation model.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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The Handbook of Road Safety Measures
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84855-250-0

Article
Publication date: 31 May 2011

Mats Wilhelmsson, Roland Andersson and Kerstin Klingborg

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effects of Swedish rent controls on observed vacancy rates for rental housing.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effects of Swedish rent controls on observed vacancy rates for rental housing.

Design/methodology/approach

Housing vacancy rates are unevenly distributed among Swedish municipalities. In large expansive municipalities, such as Malmö, Göteborg and Stockholm, vacancy rates are very low, while in declining or smaller municipalities such as those in the northern and interior parts of Sweden, vacancy rates are considerably higher. This implies welfare losses not only in growing municipalities with queues for rental apartments but also in municipalities that are shrinking since the controlled rents there are higher than market rents and cause higher vacancy rates than with market rents. The authors estimate the influences of various determining factors, such as population growth, population size, rent levels, construction, demolition and market orientation of rents, on the observed vacancy rates.

Findings

The authors find that that these factors affect the vacancy rates differently depending on whether a municipality is large or small, growing or shrinking. Population growth, in percent per year, plays an important role in explaining the observed vacancy rates in declining regions.

Research limitations/implications

A research task that remains to be done is to calculate the welfare losses due to rent higher than the market rent for municipalities in contraction.

Practical implications

To reduce the welfare losses of rent control, both in expanding and contracting municipalities, economists' straightforward recommendation to deregulate the rent control should, in principle, be carried out.

Originality/value

In many countries, rent control regulations are limited to cities, such as New York City. The paper shows that the Swedish rent control system however, applies nationwide, except for annual rent increases, which are set locally through negotiation.

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International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8270

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Publication date: 14 September 2018

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Authenticity & Tourism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-817-6

Article
Publication date: 12 March 2020

Roland Kadefors, Ewa Wikström and Rebecka Arman

This work was undertaken in order to develop a conceptual model for identification of the capability of an organization to implement age management measures.

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Purpose

This work was undertaken in order to develop a conceptual model for identification of the capability of an organization to implement age management measures.

Design/methodology/approach

Barriers to delayed retirement were reviewed; observations retrieved from a research consortium study were used to identify main attributes that needed to be taken into consideration in the development of the model.

Findings

The capability of organizations to react to the demographic challenge by introduction of age management measures can be classified operatively as “proactive”, “reactive”, “passive” or “chained”, depending on their resources and preferences.

Practical implications

The model may be useful to HR as a point of departure in the development of a business case for age management and a didactic tool to be used in internal marketing.

Originality/value

The concept “organizational capability” was developed as a corollary to the individual aspects of capability; recognizing preference and resource as main drivers made it possible to develop a typology that is new and is easy to understand and apply.

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Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2051-6614

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Article
Publication date: 2 September 2019

Ulf Johanson, Roland Almqvist and Matti Skoog

The purpose of this paper is to further develop a conceptual framework for analysing performance management systems (PMS). The framework aims to be useful for a rich…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to further develop a conceptual framework for analysing performance management systems (PMS). The framework aims to be useful for a rich understanding of a specific organisation’s PMS. At the same time, it should preferable be simple so that it could be used even in practice. The framework adds to earlier work by Malmi and Brown (2008), Ferreira and Otley (2009), Broadbent and Laughlin (2009), Bedford and Malmi (2015) and Johanson et al. (2001).

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is theoretical but has also been applied to a Swedish municipality. The purpose of the latter was to understand if the framework is feasible so far.

Findings

The authors hold that the framework in its present form is useful to use as an analytical tool even if it needs to be subjected to further development.

Research limitations/implications

The paper addresses an issue that is continuously changing. This means that the suggested framework may suffer from theoretical weaknesses in some respects. To balance between a theoretically deep and exhaustive framework and a framework that is simple enough to use is a tricky question that needs further investigation.

Practical implications

The ambition with the framework is that it shall be useful even in practice.

Originality/value

The need for further research in the PMS area has been emphasised by the above researcher but also by, e.g., Van Helden and Reichard (2016). They hold that the authors need rich European cases to improve the understanding of how PMS works. The authors hold that the present framework has the potential to meet the demands from Van Helden and Reichard.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2010

Stig Berge Matthiesen and Ståle Einarsen

This article examines the phenomenon and concept of bullying in the workplace. Workplace bullying is a form of interpersonal aggression that can be both flagrant and…

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This article examines the phenomenon and concept of bullying in the workplace. Workplace bullying is a form of interpersonal aggression that can be both flagrant and subtle, but is mainly characterized by its persistency and long term duration. The relationships between bullying and related concepts such as workplace aggression and interpersonal conflict are discussed. With reference to previous empirical research as well as theoretical contributions, an attempt is made to clarify some important aspects about the phenomenon, such as various subtypes of workplace bullying. Empirical findings on prevalence, antecedents and outcome factors are outlined and reviewed. The paper also discusses the dose-response perspective.

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International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1093-4537

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