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  • 1.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Cöster, Mathias
    Campus Gotland, Uppsala universitet.
    Prissättning och prismodeller2018In: Controllerhandboken / [ed] Fredrik Nilsson, Nils-Göran Olve, Stockholm: Liber, 2018, 11, p. 318-342Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Organisationers prissättning påverkar mer än bara deras intäkter och kostnader. Den påverkar också relationerna till såväl kunder som leverantörer – och ibland även de interna relationerna. I och med att prissättningen speglar och befäster dessa relationer, är den en del av organisationers styrning. Den här strategiska betydelsen av prissättning är det dock många organisationer som bortser från. Prissättning reduceras ofta till en fråga om prisnivå (högt eller lågt pris) eller om värde för kunderna och deras betalningsvilja.Prismodeller är ett koncept för att fördjupa analysen av hur prissättning strategiskt påverkar organisationer. Ordet har på senare år börjat användas även i media, särskilt när företag uppfattas ta betalt på ett okonventionellt vis. I definitionen av prismodeller utgår vi i det här kapitlet från Olve et al. (2013, s. 11) som skriver: ”En prismodell gäller för en viss affär. Den beskriver just den uppgörelsen: vad ingår, och vad styr betalningen.” Prissättningen påverkar både säljares och köpares beteende. I det här sammanhanget har controllern en roll att spela genom att hjälpa till att förstå effekterna av existerande prismodeller ochpå vilket sätt organisationen kan utveckla nya. Med detta som utgångspunkt beskriver vi i det här kapitlet betydelsen av strategiskt förankrad prissättning. Vi gör det genom att i avsnitt 11.2 ge tre exempel på innovativa prismodeller som påverkar såväl värdeerbjudande som affärsmodeller. Därefter beskriver vi i avsnitt 11.3 kontexten för prismodeller, genomatt sätta dem i relation till ett företags affärsmodell och dess affärsekologi. Avslutningsvis diskuterar vi i avsnitt 11.4 på vilket sätt analys av prismodeller kan vara ett användbart verktyg i controllerarbetet.

  • 2.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Ekenberg, Love (Contributor)
    Stockholms universitet.
    Gullberg, Cecilia
    Uppsala universitet.
    Wettergren, Gunnar
    Stockholms universitet.
    Organisering och digitalisering: att skapa värde i det 21:a århundradet2017Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Digitaliseringen gör att förändringar sker allt snabbare. Förändringarna innebär stora möjligheter men lika stora risker. För att kunna utnyttja möjligheterna måste vi anpassa oss. Och vi måste göra det medvetet. Förändringarna ger organisationer bättre förutsättningar än någonsin för att lyckas, men för att lyckas behöver man förstå och utnyttja dem. Vissa klarar det, andra inte. Att digitalisera framgångsrikt är inte enkelt.Den här boken visar hur organisationer skapar värde i en digitaliserad verklighet. Boken går igenom digitalisering med utgångspunkt i vad en organisation egentligen är och vad den behöver. Den spänner över mål, affärsmodeller, strategier, organisering, beslut och projekt. Tyngdpunkten ligger på hur man strukturerar för att få effektivare beslutshantering och mer framgångsrika projektgenomföranden. Eftersom beslut och project är grundpelare för att kunna använda digitaliseringen.Boken lämpar sig särskilt väl för kurser i företagsekonomi, industriell ekonomi och data- och systemvetenskap. Men den vänder sig till alla som vill förstå hur organisationer ska hantera och dra nytta av digitaliseringen.

  • 3.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Lind, Johnny
    Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    Att måla upp den relevanta organisationen2016In: Strategisk ekonomistyrning: med dialog i fokus / [ed] Fredrik Nilsson, Carl-Johan Petri, Alf Westelius, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016, p. 63-86Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Cöster, Mathias
    et al.
    Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Digitalisering2016Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Begreppet digitalisering är högt upp på agendan i många sammanhang. Att digitalisering är av fundamental betydelse för våra samhällen är de flesta överens om, men sällan diskuteras vad begreppet faktiskt kan betyda. Detta vill författarna Mathias Cöster och Alf Westelius reda ut i den här boken. De gör det genom att diskutera såväl digitaliseringens framväxt, som olika aktuella och möjliga framtida konsekvenser av den. Till exempel att Internet är ett slags drömmarnas nät – men kan det även ses som mardrömmarnas?

    Mathias Cöster och Alf Westelius tar med läsaren på en resa där digitaliseringen problematiseras med utgångspunkt i informationsteknikens historiska framväxt. På så sätt formulerar författarna ett viktigt fundament för fortsatt diskussion om teknikens möjligheter och begränsningar ur ett brukarperspektiv. Jag rekommenderar alla med ambitionen att förstå och påverka det moderna samhället att ta till sig av och reflektera över innehållet.

     

  • 5.
    Nilsson, Fredrik
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Petri, Carl-Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Strategic management control in theory and practice2016In: Strategic management control: with focus on dialogue / [ed] Fredrik Nilsson, Carl-Johan Petri, Alf Westelius, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2016, p. 15-25Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Nilsson, Fredrik
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Petri, Carl-Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Strategisk ekonomistyrning i teori och praktik2016In: Strategisk ekonomistyrning: med dialog i fokus / [ed] Fredrik Nilsson, Carl-Johan Petri, Alf Westelius, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016, p. 13-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    e-Learning som styrverktyg – fångar ni potentialen?2015In: Bonnier Ledarskapshandböcker: Ekonomistyrning / [ed] Göran W Nilsson, Stockholm: Bonnier, 2015, 2Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Ser du e-Learning som en etikett för det hyfsat strukturerade informationsmaterial som gömmer sig någonstans i ert Intranät och därigenom i princip är tillgängligt för den intresserade medarbetaren? Eller möjligen som det där halvtöntiga materialet om ”etiskt förhållningssätt” eller om ”datasäkerhet” som du förväntades ta del av och sedan svara på en elektronisk enkät för att visa att du behärskade innehållet? Då är du i gott (?) sällskap – så ser det typiskt sett ut i organisationer runt om i landet. Med den här artikeln vill jag istället få dig att uppfatta e-Learning som ett värdefullt verktyg i den verktygslåda som kan användas för att förbättra styrningen i organisationen. Det är en tanke som än så länge bara finns hos ett fåtal nytänkande företag.

  • 8.
    Lundmark, Erik
    et al.
    Department of Marketing and Management, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Entrepreneurship as Elixir and Mutagen2014In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 575-600Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Metaphors are powerful tools for sensemaking, sensegiving, and theory development, but they are often concealed in academic writing. This paper uncovers two metaphors underlying entrepreneurship discourse and research—elixir and mutagen. The elixir metaphor is uncovered by examining critiques of entrepreneurship research, and serves as a compact description of problematic aspects entrepreneurship scholars should be mindful of. The mutagen metaphor is uncovered by examining evolutionary frameworks, focusing on the role entrepreneurship plays in them. The paper illustrates how the mutagen metaphor can be used to reframe entrepreneurship, and uses the metaphors to interest, inform, and provoke.

  • 9.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Are you truly capturing the potential of e-learning in your organisations?2013In: Mercury, ISSN 2001-3272, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 28-33Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lundmark, Erik
    Macquarie University, Sydney, Australien.
    Education and competence - an edge in transition?2013In: ANZAM 2013: Managing on the Edge, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We explore how the competence edge that tertiary education used to provide, may be getting blunt and challenged by self-study and practice-based training. Online educational resources (OERs) provide easy access to training material for those who know how to find and use it. Combined with settings in which to apply the skills and knowledge thus acquired, OERs can appear as an attractive alternative even to those who have the alternative of attending prestige university programs. Relying on interviews and discussions with young people on the traditional university path, those on the alternative path, and with people of different ages with a university degree, we assess the viability of a major shift in favour of the alternative path, and management implications.

  • 11.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Gamification: a promising avenue for education: the minecraft ecology case2013In: Mercury, ISSN 2001-3272, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 34-39Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Iveroth, Einar
    et al.
    Uppsala University.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Petri, Carl-Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Olve, Nils-Göran
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Cöster, Mathias
    Gotland University, Visby.
    Nilsson, Fredrik
    Uppsala University.
    How to differentiate by price: Proposal for a five-dimensional mode2013In: European Management Journal, ISSN 0263-2373, E-ISSN 1873-5681, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 109-123Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this article is to analyse the repertoire of possible price models that organisations may deploy for their products and services. This is attained by developing the SBIFT model that suggests that organisations can differentiate by price along five dimensions. Previous research on pricing has been dispersed across different academic disciplines. This article offers a more integrated perspective, derived from earlier theory as well as discussions in a collaborative research project with the international telecom company Ericsson. The model can be used as a tool for price modelling in a descriptive and prescriptive sense. Altogether, this article uncovers implicit features of price models, and by doing so it illustrates how an organisation can differentiate and re-invent their offering based on price.

  • 13.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Ann-Sofie
    Moral Space HB, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Brytting, Tomas
    Institute for Organizational and Worklife Ethics, Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Meaning, Authority, Rationality and Care as MARCs of sustainable organisations2013In: Cross Cultural Management, ISSN 1352-7606, E-ISSN 1758-6089, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 161-185Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - The purpose of the article is to present MARC, a model for assessing – and improving – the health of organisations from a humanistic point of view.

    Design/methodology/approach - The model has been developed in an organisational development clinical research tradition. The validity of the model rests on logical reasoning grounded in organisational and salutogenic research, and on it appearing useful to our clients and members in organisations where we have employed it.

    Findings - When using the MARC model to structure analyses and facilitate discussions in organisations that have sought our aid, the model has helped reveal major sources of imbalance between its four aspects: Meaning, Authority, Rationality and Care. A major survey revealed no statistically significant differences between men and women. This indicates that the MARC concepts are general rather than gender-specific. The results also contradicted the often stated notion that men emphasise "hard" aspects (A and R) while women emphasise "soft" ones (M and C).

    Originality/value - We demonstrate that support for the importance of each of the four aspects Meaning, Authority, Rationality and Care as perspectives in analysing and understanding organisations can be found in the organisational research literature. Our contribution is to argue the case that they represent four important human needs that need to be attended to in balance in an organisation if cooperation between the individuals in the organisation is to be sustainable from a human-centred perspective. MARC is designed to help visualise and focus this balance.

  • 14.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lundmark, Erik
    Macquarie University, Sydney, Australien.
    MOOCs and other online educational resources – Remodelling education and training?2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Traditionally, education and training have been real-world phenomena, possibly challenged but mostly complemented by physical books and other texts. In our contemporary, increasingly digital world, ICT provides complements, but also increasingly virtual alternatives and challenges to same-time, same-place ”real world” education. This paper explores how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online educational resources (OERs) both bridge and disrupt institutional and individual  teaching and learning discourse and cultural practice, partly because the real world is to a large extent digital.

    Previous research has tended to focus on OERs provided by institutional actors and on education as an area where learners aim for degrees. In this paper, the analysis is extended to include OERs provided by individuals and learners who aim to learn regardless of official degrees or certificates.

  • 15.
    Olve, Nils-Göran
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Cöster, Mathias
    Uppsala universitet.
    Priser ut, in och mellan - om risktagande, ansvar och prismodeller2013In: Bonniers ledarskapshandböcker / [ed] Göran Nilsson, Stockholm: Bonniers , 2013Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Olve, Nils-Göran
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Petri, Carl-Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Cöster, Mathias
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems.
    Iveroth, Einar
    Uppsala universitet.
    Prismodeller som strategiskt verktyg2013In: Bonniers ledarskapshandböcker: ekonomistyrning (3.7) / [ed] Göran Nilsson, Bonniers , 2013Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Olve, Nils-Göran
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Cöster, Mathias
    Uppsala universitet.
    Iveroth, Einar
    Uppsala universitet.
    Petri, Carl-Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Prissättning: Affärsekologier, affärsmodeller, prismodeller2013 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur man sätter pris är avgörande för alla verksamheter! Exportframgångar, oväntade extrakostnader, engagerade medarbetare, låg kvalitet i äldreomsorgen - alla hänger de samman med vad vi kommer överens om att betala och för vad.Boken förklarar koncepten affärsekologi, affärsmodell och prismodell och hur de hänger samman. Det illustreras genom tre större fallberättelser, om Taxi Kurir, Stockholms Konserthus och Payex, och flera praktiska småexempel på intressanta prismodeller. Val av prisnivå och hur prisanvändning i en organisation kan styras har fått egna kapitel.

  • 18.
    Svensson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge tekniska högskola, Industriell ekonomi.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    @ the emotional edge: When enough is enough in e-mail communication2013In: Individual sources, dynamics, and expressions of emotion, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013, p. 309-342Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Emailing does not preclude emotional exchange and many times it causes us to engage in spiralling exchanges of increasingly angry emailing. The purpose of this chapter is threefold: to explore how factors of temporality are related to anger when emailing, to model circumstances that protect against, but also ignite, anger escalation, and to raise a discussion for practitioners of how to avoid damaging email communication. By intersecting literature on communication, information systems, psychology and organisational studies, factors leading to an ‘emotional verge’ are identified and summarised in a model showing factors likely to prime, but also protect against, anger escalation.

  • 19.
    Granath, Malin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Beyond a common title: The formation of a professional identity among energy advisers2012In: Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, ISSN 1401-338X, E-ISSN 1758-745X, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 210-234Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore if and how a professional identity can be formed in the wake of the foundation of a new public service. In the article, we focus on how different forces, regulative and emergent, interact and contribute to a development of a coherent understanding of a professional identity in a decentralised service. The case of local authority energy and climate consultancy is an illustrative example of a nascent service occupation in Sweden where the individuals holding the job title are geographically dispersed.  

     

    Design/methodology/approach: This paper has a qualitative approach and relies on three different data sources: participatory observations, written documents, and in-depth interviews with energy and climate advisers working in a particular region in Sweden. The study covers the years 2005 to 2010.

     

    Findings: Our findings suggest that identity formation among geographically dispersed individuals in a nascent service occupation is possible. The development of collective understanding of the professional identity is influenced both by regulative and emergent forces, which interact.

     

    Research limitations/implications: This paper is limited to one particular service occupation in Sweden from which generalisations are limited.

     

    Practical implications: The findings may serve as useful input for management in order to understand facilitation of identity building among professionals in decentralised functions.

     

    Originality/value: The value of this study lies in the comprehensive approach to how different pertinent forces interact with each other in order for a cohesive understanding of a work-related identity to develop in newly established service occupations.

  • 20.
    Lundmark, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Exploring Entrepreneurship as Misbehavior2012In: Rethinking Misbehavior and Resistance in Organizations / [ed] Alison Barnes and Lucy Taksa, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012, p. 209-235Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – To explore the links between entrepreneurship and misbehavior.

    Approach – Conceptual development using cases as illustrative examples.

    Findings – The chapter finds that there is an overlap between the way misbehavior is defined and the way entrepreneurship is conceptualized in the literature. It also finds previous research, distinguishing between desirable and undesirable misbehavior based on the intentions or the outcomes of behavior, insufficient in relation to entrepreneurship as misbehavior. The reason is that for entrepreneurial ventures, the underlying intentions are often good, but the outcomes often not; and that making assessments of the outcomes of entrepreneurial ventures a priori is notoriously difficult. Assessing misbehavior based only on organizational level evaluations is likewise insufficient in relation to entrepreneurship. The reason for this is that support for the venture may be needed also from actors outside of the organization. Furthermore, what constitutes the organization is not always clear. Therefore, we argue that it is necessary to broaden the view of what institutions determine whether a venture classifies as misbehavior when analyzing entrepreneurship.

    Research limitations – The cases used to illustrate the overlap between entrepreneurship and misbehavior are conspicuous and not necessarily representative of entrepreneurship and misbehavior in general.

    Originality – This is a first attempt at merging the misbehavior and entrepreneurship literatures, which highlights an important niche with a great promise for future research.

  • 21.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Lundmark, Erik
    Macquarie University, Department of Marketing and Management.
    Exploring entrepreneurship as misbehaviour2012In: Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations: Vol. 19 / [ed] Lucy Taksa & Alison Barnes, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012, p. 209-235Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This series is designed to focus on industrial relations issues, covering diverse disciplines such as economics, law, history, organisational behaviour, psychology, and sociology. This volume explores employee misbehaviour.

  • 22.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Westelius, Ann-Sofie
    Westelii perspektiv hb, Saltsjöbaden.
    Erik, Lundmark
    Macquarie University, Australia.
    Idrott, föreningar, sociala media och kommunikation: en undersökning av IT-användninginom idrottsrörelsen2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Rapporten inleds med en diskussion av webben som kommunikationsmedium och en analys av gästboksinlägg – en vanlig form för medlemsinlägg på föreningars hemsidor. Därefter presenterar och analyserar vi enkätresultaten från de 997 föreningar som svarat. Efter den genomgången vänder vi intresset mot sociala nätverkstjänster. Fokus riktas först mot facebook, den applikation inom sociala nätverksmedia som fått störst användning i Sverige, och vad vår undersökning givit för bild av facebookanvändning inom idrotten. Därefter ger vi ett antal exempel på idrottsrelaterade nätverk på olika nivåer, vissa facebookbaserade, andra byggda på alternativa sociala nätverkstjänster. Vi avslutar sektionen om sociala nätverkstjänster med en diskussion av hur olika intressenter och kommunikationsalternativ påverkar vad som kan bli meningsfull facebookanvändning. Därefter följer rapportens slutdiskussion med slutsatser och implikationer.

    Våra huvudsakliga poänger är att:

    • webbnärvaro och epostanvändning nu ses som viktigt i de flesta, men inte alla, idrottsklubbar – mellan 1/3 och 1/4 av klubbarna har inte hemsida.  
    • hemsida, e-post och telefon är de viktigaste kommunikationskanalerna i klubbarna (utöver kontakten vid träningar och möten). Brev och klubbtidning minskar.
    • floran av använda kommunikationskanaler inom föreningarna fortsätter att öka – nya tillkommer men gamla lever kvar.
    • sociala nätverksmedia huvudsakligen är på experimentstadiet där de alls används. Endast 11% av klubbarna i undersökningen uppger att de är viktiga kommunikationskanaler i någon form inom klubben.
    • för klubbar spelar sociala nätverksmedia främst en roll för fans och andra som följer klubbens aktiviteter på avstånd. Endast enstaka föreningar har sociala nätverksmedia som huvudsakligt verktyg för organisering av aktiviteter.
    • facebookanvändning startas främst genom individuella initiativ, inte genom styrelsebeslut. Endast en liten del av initiativen uppvisar uthållig aktivitet.
    • idrottsrelaterade facebookgrupper skapas inte bara runt klubbar – i hälften av de påträffade fallen rörde de istället till exempel en känd individ, en tävling, sporten som sådan eller kommersiell verksamhet med idrottsanknytning.
    • sociala nätverkstjänster synliggör individerna och bidrar till känslan av gemenskap inom nätverket.
    • användning av sociala nätverkstjänster inom idrotten underlättar möjligheten att upprätthålla breda, i stor utsträckning passiva, kontaktnät.
    • ett brett nät av relativt passiva kontakter inte behöver vara negativt för idrotten som samhällsinstitution. En ökande användning av sociala nätverkstjänster kan vara av godo. Känslan av samhörighet och möjligheten att fördjupa kontakten vid behov kan vara en viktig del i att stärka samhällsväven. 
  • 23.
    Petri, Carl-Johan
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Olve, Nils-Göran
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Ohlsson, Johan
    Ericsson AB.
    Price as an integrated part of the business model – exploring the link between business ecologies, strategies and pricing2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Granath, Malin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Professional networks and the use of ICT: the emergence and fostering of a public service network2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Gullberg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Backbone or helping hand? On the role of information systems and non-systematic information in managers' work2011In: Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, ISSN 1547-9684, E-ISSN 1521-4672, Vol. 14, p. 140-160Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information systems are often described as horizontal integrators, supporting and integrating core processes and providing vast amounts of real-time data in organisations. However, previous research indicates that managers use an “information mosaic” - a variety of pieces of information and information sources, rather than one centrally planned and unified information system - to control their work. In this paper, we explore recurring work activities among a number of managers with different responsibilities, and the use of information associated with these activities. The purpose is to put the formal computerised information system into the context of the information mosaic, thereby providing insight into how formal information systems support and do not support these managers’ work. Personnel responsibility is a uniting factor in the way these managers handle information and is an area where information systems seem to mainly support minor activities. Furthermore, the use of formal and informal information sources appears to be intertwined. The main contribution of this paper lies in charting managerial information behaviour in the light of technological development.

  • 26.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    From industry norms on full costing to ecologies – on pricing principles in telecom2011In: Innovative ICT ApplicationsEmerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues: Innovative ICT ApplicationsEmerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues / [ed] Birgitte Preissl, Gyula Sallai, 2011, p. 1-12Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Från "enhetliga principer" till ekologier - om principer för prissättning utifrån exemplet telekom.2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Management control – increasingly a case of e-learning?2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Traditionally, management control has been a question of reporting and analysis of (monetary) data. Management has been a realm for visioning, boundary-setting and dialogue. The increasing use of computers in organizational administration – and actual performance of organizational tasks – has lead to an increased availability of (nonmonetary) data, that could be used to support “fact-based” management - and perhaps help controllers become more business relevant, when viewed from line management and grassroots perspectives. It is not obvious that this has led to an actual change in what constitutes management, or even how management control is actually enacted and experienced. Partly as a response to this, partly as an attempt to turn the e-learning hype into something useful, some organizations are now attempting to use the power of digitization and the pervasiveness of computers in contemporary life as ingredients in a novel way for management control purposes. E-learning is designed to instil awareness of, and knowledge in, top-management-approved corporate values and practices and combined with e-quizzes. Thus, management directives asking employees to study and accept particular values and practices can now be realized to a greater degree, and the actual employee attention and retention of such messages can be easily monitored. How much of the novel – and successful – image of this addition to the management control repertoire remains after closer scrutiny? In this article, I present my attempts to investigate such systematic attempts to employ e-learning and e-based monitoring of e-learning for management control purposes.

  • 29.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Open and closed technology and collaboration2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Intranets have become a prevalent part of organisational structure and, to varying degree, an aspect of organising and collaboration. While many organisations are currently grappling with how to realise the promises of Sharepoint, (and how to keep a reasonable budget while doing so) others look skywards, and see the cloud as an ever more viable alternative. Some use traditional email, calendars and document processing, but Google style – as a service – to meet the needs previously believed to call for intranets. Others, reportedly, even use combinations of facebook and Google docs, as their user-administered “intranet”. In this article, I present some cases of such traditional and novel approaches to IT-supported collaboration, and analyse the organisational consequences of the chosen solutions.

  • 30.
    Gullberg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Systems, Roles and Relationships in the Governance Ecology2011In: The Future of Work and Organisations, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to explore how individuals perceive a management information and control milieu and how these perceptions influence the control practices. The paper is based on a case study of a public sector organisation. By applying the concept of role, we intend to contribute to the management control literature. Contrary to the formalised, top-down-inspired practices often found in the management control literature, we find that bottom-up forces play an important role in the management landscape and that signals can be faint yet still govern behaviour. We introduce the term “governance ecology” to illustrate the interplay among managers, other actors and structures, and to inspire further research into how structural and individual aspects of management control interact. 

  • 31.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The Connected Enterprise - who is in charge?: The Swedish Sports example2011In: PTC'11, Connecting Life 24/7 / [ed] Jamie Wan-Lopez, Honolulu: Pacific Telecommunications Council , 2011, p. 1587-1597Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A general view is that today's workforce is distributed, mobile, and always connected.Organisations are expected to grow ever more reliant on collaboration between widelydispersed workers, and customers expect to have instant access to information and eenabledservices. The individual on the move who is temporarily deprived of broadbandaccess becomes handicapped, cut off from the recently adopted always-connectedlifestyle. And socially, both at work and with family and friends, social networking toolshelp us keep connected with a host of people, ranging from friends and close associatesto casual acquaintances.How are organizations coping with this recently emerging communication environment?In this article, we present and analyse the Swedish Sports example. Swedish Sports is afederation of close to 70 sports associations, who in turn count 20,000 local clubs asmembers. In these local clubs, close to a third of the Swedish population are members.Based on a study performed in the winter and spring of 2009-2010, and comparing witha study performed in 2003, we chart the changing communication patterns from a cluband association perspective. We note similarities and differences in the communicationfrom club to members, from members to clubs and between members.In general, broadband-enabled and mobile telephony-based communication is gainingground and has come to dominate the scene, while a number of classical forms ofcommunication are still not discontinued. However, in contrast to the current “generalknowledge” view, social networking tools still play a very minor role in the clubs. Forexample, Facebook use typically neither challenges, nor supports, organizationalcommunication in sports clubs. In the cases where it is used, it mostly appears to bebased on grassroots initiatives, rather than club-directed ones. There are also very fewexamples of social networking tools as an alternative way of organizing sports activities.But on the sports association and federation level, alternatives based on Facebook keepappearing. However, the important, influential ones need functionality that require wellsystematiseddatabases tailored to the specific needs of the sport. And although theinitial growth rate of some Facebook groups is impressive, it takes time to build afollowing that makes a site important.Our conclusions are that the communication landscape is changing, in favour ofbroadband and mobile telephony-enabled forms. However, the established sports clubsare still in charge of organising sports activities. The challenges arise in the fan andinterest group areas, where virtual alternatives are created and developed by interestedand enthusiastic individuals, rather than by established organisations. The example explored is in the Swedish Sports sphere, but the results are likely to be of importancealso to other organisations with a large customer base or potential interest groupexposure.

  • 32.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    ICT and the changing civil society2010In: Embracing the cloud: enabling connectivity and innovation, Honolulu: Pacific Telecommunications Council , 2010, p. 534-544Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Communication possibilities challenge traditional civil society organisations. Formal organisations require a degree of formality – meetings, agendas, minutes, statutes, etc. There is also a strong emphasis on “the corporate voice” – Amnesty, the Red Cross, the Nature preservation organisation, etc, try to protect their brands by filtering what poses as organisational communication and official positions. Facebook, etc, provides easy non-bureaucratic organising – just sign in as a member (even using an alias), and you participate in an organisational conversation where enthusiasm counts, and formal rank does not. Besides, the “organization” needs bear no costs, and thus financing does not become a limiting factor. ATTAC and The Pirate Party are examples of organisations that grew, or came into existence even, through non-hierarchical, ICT-supported communication. At the same time, they share some characteristics with social movements of previous eras, such as the French or the Russian revolution or the 68 movement. Some of the differences between then and now are captured by the concept virtual volunteering, soliciting and harnessing the, possibly small, efforts people are willing to direct at a worthwhile cause, facilitated by modern ICT. An example at the meta level is the Volunteer Bureau, serving as a broker for virtual (and physical) volunteering.

    Have we learned to understand these social-movement-like new ways of organising? Have existing civil organisations “learned”? To what extent does society shape the new organisations, and the institutionalisation and formalisation of them? What roles do ICT providers play? Have we yet seen the end? This article draws on a number of examples in striving to explore these questions to further our understanding of the interaction between possibilities offered by modern ICT and changes in civil society.

     

  • 33.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Kommunikationsteknikens utmaningar för ideell sektor2010In: Ekonomiska samfundets tidskrift, ISSN 0013-3183, E-ISSN 2323-1378, no 2, p. 115-125Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern ICT creates possibilities that challenge the third sector organisations. One challenge lies in understanding and exploiting the new opportunities that arise. Many established organisations are anxious to protect their brands through quality review of the official communication and official positions of the organisation. From this perspective, the new communication and organisation possibilities are not all positive. Another challenge lies in the ICT-enabled possibilities to create alternative, informal organisational forms, possibilities that can challenge and erode established organisations. Against this stands the conformity to established norms that innovative organisations, both today and historically, gradually impose on themselves.

     

  • 34.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Petri, Carl-Johan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Cöster, Mathias
    Högskolan på Gotland.
    Nilsson, Fredrik
    Uppsala universitet.
    Olve, Nils-Göran
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Prismodeller – en taxonomi2010In: Ekonomiska samfundets tidskrift, ISSN 0013-3183, E-ISSN 2323-1378, no 3, p. 175-190Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det sätt som ett företag utformar sina prismodeller på, det vill säga hur det tar betalt försina erbjudanden, påverkar dess konkurrenskraft. Syftet med denna artikel är att skapaen taxonomi som kan användas för att identifiera möjliga prismodeller och diskuteraderas tillämpning. Taxonomin kan också användas för att jämföra verkliga och möjligaalternativ för prissättning och ge underlag för vad som behöver utvecklas för att en vissprismodell skall kunna tillämpas i framtiden. Artikeln är ett resultat av ett kollaborativtforskningsprojekt mellan telekomföretaget Ericsson och Linköpings Universitet. Taxonominbestår av fem dimensioner: erbjudandets omfattning, köparens rättigheter, prisformel,prisbestämningsmekanism samt informationsunderlag

  • 35.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Academic reading: att använda forskningsartiklar somkurslitteratur2009In: Företagsekonomin i samhället: forskning, utbildning och relevans, 2009, p. 1-6Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns nu tydliga tongångar om att grundutbildning ska vara forskningsanknuten ochforskningsgrundad. Samtidigt är det vanligt att använda läroböcker som presenterarkursmaterial på ett färdigtuggat och ofta homogeniserat sätt - där forskningen är en (bra) bitbort och där åsiktsskillnader mellan forskare inte framhävs. Forskningsartiklar uppfattas somför svårsmälta för studenterna. Både i Europa och "down under" möter jag lärare som säger"mina studenter är för otåliga för att läsa tidskriftsartiklar; jag törs inte be dem göra det." Ochför studenter som inte fått möta och lärt sig läsa och tolka akademiska tidskriftsartiklarfortsätter denna källa till kunskap och mer eller mindre välgrundade åsikter att vara stängdeller i alla fall svårtillgänglig.Själv tillhör jag den skara lärare som ser det som en viktig uppgift att hjälpa studenter lära sigtolka och utnyttja forskningsartiklar. Linköpings universitetsbibliotek erbjuder tillgång till ettpar tusen tidskrifter - de flesta elektroniskt tillgängliga från valfri Internetuppkopplad dator.För den som gått en akademisk utbildning borde det vara en självklarhet att denna potentielltrika källa ska ses som en resurs som går att utnyttja.Men min väg till utnyttjandet av forskningsartiklar i undervisningen började inte med någotsådant kunskapspolitiskt ställningstagande. Den började helt enkelt med mitt missnöje medläroböcker. Typiskt sett fann jag varje lärobok jag träffade på delvis relevant, delvis irrelevantför den tilltänkte kursen och delvis vilseledande eller företrädande åsikter jag varken kundeställa mig bakom eller hysa aktning för. Vidare fann jag det förtvivlat tråkigt att läsa sådanaböcker för att se vad i dem som eventuellt skulle vara brukbart. De gav inte mig någonting.Skulle jag då kräva att studenter köpte böcker där jag bara tänkte nyttja en tredjedel? Ochskulle jag kunna förvänta mig att de inköpte en bukett böcker till en kurs för att täcka in detjag fann värt att försöka förmedla? Skulle jag kunna förmedla entusiasm till studenterna införtexter jag själv fann tråkiga? Det kändes som ett betydligt rimligare sätt att välja ut sådanaartiklar som jag fann intressanta och relevanta och försöka hjälpa studenterna att tolka ochfascineras - eller uppröras - av dem.I den korta artikel jag nu skrivit försöker jag förmedla mina erfarenheter av att användaforskningsartiklar i stället för läroböcker som kurslitteratur. Hur har det gått och vilka harutmaningarna varit?

  • 36.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Energy Counselling and Modern IT: Drawing on Web 2.0 for a Greener World2009In: Communications & Strategies, ISSN 0249-2571, Vol. 76, no 4th quarter, p. 97-118Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to explore how modern IT solutions for collaborative knowledge evolution could lead to more effective energy counselling and increased energy knowledge among the public. Comparative studies have been performed where the focus has been on the prerequisites for effective use of web 2.0 type collaboration and wikis. The research is primarily aimed at actors within the energy sector, although similar developments also take place in other sectors. Targeted investments employing collaborative IT to involve the public in energy counselling could lead to lower energy consumption and an increased consciousness of environmental issues in the society. A conclusion is that web 2.0-like initiatives could play a valuable role in the knowledge development and exchange between energy counsellors, and further the knowledge exchange between the counsellors, the regional energy agencies and the public. They could also help channel an energy interest among the public into a collaborative knowledge production, and contribute to a good quality factual basis for the conceptions that develop in society. This would strengthen both the energy counselling and the energy counsellor corps.

  • 37.
    Lundmark, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Entrepreneurship: Elixir of Life or Mutagen2009Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The establishment of entrepreneurship as a research discipline has brought research traditions and assumptions that carry the risk of screening out important aspects of the phenomena involved. This paper contrasts the describing and perceiving of entrepreneurship using an elixir metaphor with a metaphor of entrepreneurship as a mutagen. The elixir metaphor can present it as a panacea, a revitaliser, a sweet medium for bitter medicine, or a substance transmuting base metals into gold. The mutagen metaphor implies that entrepreneurship induces changes in the basic scripts of organisations and that entrepreneurial action can reasonably be modelled ex ante as stochastic.

  • 38.
    Svensson, Martin
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology..
    Robson, Ian
    Blekinge Institute of Technology..
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    ICT media choice as drainpipes or organ pipes?: A Swedish-Scottish comparison of ICT media orchestration in policies and norms2009In: NFF 2009 The 20th Nordic Academy of Management Conference: Business as usual, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Hedman, Jonas
    et al.
    Handelshögskolan i Köpenhamn.
    Nilsson, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Inledning2009In: Temperaturen på affärssystem i Sverige, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2009, 1:1, p. 17-25Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Affärssystem har stor betydelse för hur verksamheter leds och organiseras. De utgör ryggraden i många organisationers informationsbehandling och styrning. Boken riktar sig till praktiker, studenter och forskare genom att visa på affärssystemområdets bredd och lyfta fram relevanta - och vetenskapligt intressanta - situationer och frågeställningar. Den syftar till att ta temperaturen på affärssystem i Sverige! I boken diskuteras vad affärssystem är, hur utvecklingen av dem förhåller sig till utveckling av skräddarsydda system, varför vi behöver dem och hur de bidrar till att skapa värde. På vilket sätt kan ett affärssystem underlätta införandet av en mer strategisk ekonomistyrning och vilken roll har controllern i arbetet med att ta tillvara systemets möjligheter? Vad kan vi lära oss av de företag som lyckats och varför är det troligt att affärssystem blir politiska verktyg i dragkampen om hur organisationen ska styras? Inte minst i den offentliga sektorn ställs många av dessa frågor på sin spets.

  • 40.
    Westelius, Alf
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Gullberg, Cecilia
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    På informationsfronten intet nytt?: En kritisk granskning av om dagens informationssystem egentligen ger värdefull styrinformation2009In: NFF 2009 The 20th Nordic Academy of Management Conference: Business as usual, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Hedman, Jonas
    et al.
    Handelshögskolan i Köpenhamn.
    Nilsson, Fredrik
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Sammanfattning och slutsatser2009In: Temperaturen på affärssystem i Sverige, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2009, 1:1, p. 269-276Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Affärssystem har stor betydelse för hur verksamheter leds och organiseras. De utgör ryggraden i många organisationers informationsbehandling och styrning. Boken riktar sig till praktiker, studenter och forskare genom att visa på affärssystemområdets bredd och lyfta fram relevanta - och vetenskapligt intressanta - situationer och frågeställningar. Den syftar till att ta temperaturen på affärssystem i Sverige! I boken diskuteras vad affärssystem är, hur utvecklingen av dem förhåller sig till utveckling av skräddarsydda system, varför vi behöver dem och hur de bidrar till att skapa värde. På vilket sätt kan ett affärssystem underlätta införandet av en mer strategisk ekonomistyrning och vilken roll har controllern i arbetet med att ta tillvara systemets möjligheter? Vad kan vi lära oss av de företag som lyckats och varför är det troligt att affärssystem blir politiska verktyg i dragkampen om hur organisationen ska styras? Inte minst i den offentliga sektorn ställs många av dessa frågor på sin spets.

  • 42.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    The business logic and enterprise systems ventures: the enterprise system as a political tool2009In: Sustainability management and marketing, 2009, p. 1-12Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Enterprise systems adoption is not just about streamlining processes and improving information flows.Enterprise systems projects are often part of the power struggles within organisations. Systems providerstoday tend to describe systems as tools to achieve efficiency through standardisation and flexibility.In organisations that buy and use the systems, the enterprise systems projects tend to be used tosupport those who advocate standardisation and coordination against those who advocate local customisationand local decision-making. This power struggle is often not openly discussed in the organisations,as the debate tends to focus on the enterprise system, rather than the underlying differences inpreferred business logic and management principles. In this article, I critically examine attitudes toenterprise systems and examples of implementations, to expose the underlying conceptions of businesslogic and management control, and derive a possibly more fruitful approach to conducting enterprisesystems ventures. Perspectives presented by enterprise systems providers, and in less problematisedand more critical case studies, serve as illustrations and as material for the analysis. The examplesare discussed in terms of change management and competing business logics, and the discussion resultsin a suggestion for an approach to enterprise systems ventures that acknowledges the politicaldimensions.

  • 43.
    Gullberg, Cecilia
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Trust and the notion of rationality: perspectives on information-seeking behaviour in practice2009In: NFF 2009 The 20th Nordic Academy of Management conference: Business as usual, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Verksamhetslogiken och affärssystemet: affärssystemet som politiskt verktyg2009In: Temperaturen på affärssystem i Sverige, Lund, Sverige: Studentlitteratur, 2009, 1:1, p. 197-214Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Affärssystem har stor betydelse för hur verksamheter leds och organiseras. De utgör ryggraden i många organisationers informationsbehandling och styrning. Boken riktar sig till praktiker, studenter och forskare genom att visa på affärssystemområdets bredd och lyfta fram relevanta - och vetenskapligt intressanta - situationer och frågeställningar. Den syftar till att ta temperaturen på affärssystem i Sverige! I boken diskuteras vad affärssystem är, hur utvecklingen av dem förhåller sig till utveckling av skräddarsydda system, varför vi behöver dem och hur de bidrar till att skapa värde. På vilket sätt kan ett affärssystem underlätta införandet av en mer strategisk ekonomistyrning och vilken roll har controllern i arbetet med att ta tillvara systemets möjligheter? Vad kan vi lära oss av de företag som lyckats och varför är det troligt att affärssystem blir politiska verktyg i dragkampen om hur organisationen ska styras? Inte minst i den offentliga sektorn ställs många av dessa frågor på sin spets.

  • 45.
    Lundmark, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Saraste, Daniel
    CMA Contiki, Sweden.
    Adoption of Discretionary Public Information Systems with Digital Use Patterns: Barriers and Driving Forces2008In: International Journal of Public Information Systems, ISSN 1653-4360, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 87-130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents a new model, AKAM, for analysing adoption of discretionary, public information systems (PIS) with digital use patterns (such as use or non-use, as opposed to frequency of use, or degree of engaged or compliant use). The model is based on Rogers’ innovation diffusion theory (IDT) and Nilsson’s user centred access model (UCAM). The model is an alternative to the general technology acceptance model (TAM). The AKAM model (Awareness, Knowledge, Access and Motivation) identifies six prerequisites for use and four management approaches and describes how these are related. To illustrate its applicability, the AKAM model is used to analyse the adoption of a specific module, the YAF-module, in the Swedish Sports Confederation’s (SSC) system Swedish Sports Online. We present empirical results that indicate the frequency and importance of the barriers and driving forces as experienced by the YAF module users and the potential YAF module users.

  • 46.
    Granath, Malin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Beyond a common title - The development of a professional identity among energy advisor2008Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore if and how a professional identity can be formed in the wake of the foundation of a new public service. In the article we focus on how different forces, regulative and emergent, interact and contribute to a development of a coherent understanding of a professional identity in a decentralized service. The case of local authority energy and climate consultancy is an illustrative example of a nascent service occupation in Sweden where the individuals holding the job title are geographically dispersed.

    Design/methodology/approach: This paper has a qualitative approach and relies on three different data sources: participatory observations, written documents, and in-depth interviews with energy and climate advisers working in a particular region in Sweden. The study covers the years 2005 to 2010.

    Findings: Our findings suggest that identity formation among geographically dispersed individuals in a nascent service occupation is possible. The development of collective understanding of the professional identity is influenced both by regulative and emergent forces, where regulative and autonomous forces seem to concur.

    Research limitations/implications: This paper is limited to one particular service occupation in Sweden from which generalizations are limited.

    Practical implications: The findings may serve as useful input for management in order to understand facilitation of identity building among professionals in decentralized functions.

    Originality/value: The value of this study lies in the comprehensive approach of how different pertinent forces interact with each other in order for a cohesive understanding of a work-related identity to develop in newly established service occupations.

  • 47.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
    Energirådgivning 2.0 - läge och möjligheter2008Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

     Denna rapport ger en bild av potential och förutsättningar för att utveckla former för energi-rådgivning som tyglar och kanaliserar den långa svansen, som tar ett steg mot att komplettera dagens expertbaserade energirådgivning med olika former av användargenererad information och rådgivning. Den har som ambition att utifrån forskningsrön och praktiska exempel väcka tankar om hur den statsfinansierade energirådgivningen skulle kunna röra sig i riktning mot web 2.0-former. Exemplet energirådgivning kan förhoppningsvis också väcka tankar avse-ende andra ämnesområden.

  • 48.
    Granath, Malin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Input or result-oriented management control in public organisations - The case of local authority energy and climate consultancy2008In: Nordisk workshop i ekonomi- och verksamhetsstyrning,2008, Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

      

  • 49.
    Lundmark, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Internet-Based Changes in Organizational Communication2008In: Handbook of Research in Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission: Eds: Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, Jyoti Choudrie, Hershey: IGI-Global , 2008, 1, p. 637-654Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Large investments have been made by various governments for the deployment of broadband within their respective nations; however, the citizens of such countries have demonstrated a slow adoption of this technology.

    The Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission explores broadband adoption and the digital divide through a global perspective, providing up-to-date research on constructs such as relative advantage, utilitarian outcomes, hedonic outcomes, and service quality. Compiling cutting-edge research from over 100 noted experts in nearly 30 countries, this invaluable reference source allows policy makers, internet service providers, and others to gain multicultural insight into what factors actively influence consumers decisions to adopt broadband

  • 50.
    Brytting, Tomas
    et al.
    The Institute of Organisation and Worklife Ethics, Ersta Sköndal University College,Stockholm.
    Westelius, Alf
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
    Westelius, Ann-Sofie
    Moral Space hb.
    Meaning, Authority, Rationality and Care as “MARCs” of sustainable organisations2008In: Managing in the Pacific Century, 2008, p. 1-17Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we present MARC, a model for assessing – and improving – the health of organisationsfrom a humanistic point of view. It is a part of the quest for sustainability, currently a main theme inorganisations. The components of MARC: Meaning, Authority, Rationality, and Care, are four aspectsthat are all needed, and need to be in balance in an organisation, to provide a work situation wherepeople can sustainably thrive rather than be damaged and consumed for the sake of the organisation.Implications of the model are discussed. A conclusion is that trust is central to this healthy balance.This presents a real challenge for sustainability, as trust takes time to build – but can quickly beerased.

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