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Bo Davidson

Bio: Bo Davidson is an academic researcher from Linköping University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Public sector & Human resource management. The author has an hindex of 4, co-authored 9 publications receiving 1796 citations.

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01 Jan 2011
TL;DR: De flesta organisationer havdar att personalen ar deras viktigaste resurs, men lever inte upp till denna vackra formulering. Denna bok visar vagar fran ord till handling.
Abstract: De flesta organisationer havdar att personalen ar deras viktigaste resurs, men lever inte upp till denna vackra formulering. Denna bok visar vagar fran ord till handling.Har ges en grundlig introdu ...

29 citations

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TL;DR: A survey on how PBL is perceived by tutors is reported, including 45 questions answered on a Likert-type scale, and an open question constructed.
Abstract: Introduction: This paper reports a survey on how PBL is perceived by tutors. A questionnaire including 45 questions answered on a Likert-type scale, and an open question was constructed. The aim wa ...

5 citations

01 Jan 2012
TL;DR: In this paper, Detta ar den forsta rapporten inom ramen for FoU-projektet Familjer i socialtjansten. I rapporten redovisas och diskuteras resultat fran projekts fas 1.
Abstract: Detta ar den forsta rapporten inom ramen for FoU–projektet Familjer i socialtjansten. I rapporten redovisas och diskuteras resultat fran projektets fas 1. Projektet startade i januari 2010 och bedr ...

4 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the effect of ERM on Tobin's Q, a standard proxy for firm value, is investigated and the authors find a positive relation between firm value and the use of risk management.
Abstract: Enterprise risk management (ERM) has been the topic of increased media attention in recent years. The objective of this study is to measure the extent to which specific firms have implemented ERM programs and, then, to assess the value implications of these programs. We focus our attention in this study on U.S. insurers in order to control for differences that might arise from regulatory and market differences across industries. We simultaneously model the determinants of ERM and the effect of ERM on firm value. We estimate the effect of ERM on Tobin's Q, a standard proxy for firm value. We find a positive relation between firm value and the use of ERM. The ERM premium of roughly 20 percent is statistically and economically significant.

748 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the challenges posed by climate change calls for effective strategies and measures, but its challenges have hitherto not been fully understood in Sweden, where municipalities have recently been recently...
Abstract: Though managing vulnerabilities posed by climate change calls for effective strategies and measures, its challenges have hitherto not been fully understood. In Sweden, municipalities have recently ...

128 citations

01 Jan 2009
TL;DR: In this paper, the transition from higher education to working life is viewed as a trajectory between different communities of practice, and three different Master's programs at Linköping University are focused on and compared: political science, psychology and mechanical engineering.
Abstract: This longitudinal study focuses on the transition from higher education to working life. Research has hitherto described the transition in rather general terms, and there is still only limited knowledge about how graduates construe themselves as professionals, or how they experience the transition to the sociocultural contexts of working life. In this study, the transition is viewed as a trajectory between different communities of practice. Three different Master’s programmes at Linköping University are focused on and compared: political science, psychology and mechanical engineering. The specific aims are to: (i) identify aspects of identity and knowledge formation as reported by informants, both as senior students and later as novice workers with 18 months of work experience; (ii) identify features of discourses of knowledge and competence operating in the programmes and working life; and (iii) to relate the results to differences in the way the programmes are designed. The results indicate that the psychology programme prepares for working life in a rational way, that is, the generic skills and substantive knowledge acquired seem to correspond to the demands of professional work. The other programmes stand out as preparing for working life either by providing generic skills that need to be transformed in professional work, or by containing elements that mainly play a ritual role rather than corresponding to the demands of working life.

120 citations

15 Sep 2014
TL;DR: In this article, the authors examined the Swedish forest industry's view on the market potential of nanocellulose and concluded that the right combination of business model and product area is of importance for a successful commercial concept.
Abstract: General concerns about environmental issues may mean that the demand for bio-based products will increase. Opportunities that arise on markets, together with the declining demand for newsprint, may trigger firms in the Swedish forest industry to increase their development of new products. One product that has received a lot of attention during recent years (and is a contender) is nanocellulose. The purpose of this master thesis was to examine the Swedish forest industry’s view on the market potential of nanocellulose. For many forest based firms standard newsprint have been of utmost importance. However, due to the rise of digital media it is commonly acknowledged that the consumption of standard newsprint may have peaked. New product development is of importance when markets change and uncertainty on markets arises. Maybe, nanocellulose could be the answer to several problems. Qualitative interviews with eleven respondents from relevant Swedish forest firms have been conducted during the period Mars to May 2014. Specific questions the thesis tried to answers were: • What are the factors that could make wood-based nanocellulose a successful commercial concept? • What are the factors that hinder wood-based nanocellulose from becoming a successful commercial concept? • In what stage of the value-chain should the implementation commence? During the conducted interviews it has been emphasized that the right combination of business model and product area is of importance for a successful commercial concept. At the same time the process ability of nanocellulose has to increase. Judging by the conducted interviews, areas of use and required volumes will determine which actors that may pursue a commercialization of nanocellulose. There is still a lot of work to be done and at the moment some forest firms are unsure if they should commence the commercialization - this because the current situation of nanocellulose is quite unsure. Demand is uncertain, and there are still technological issues to be solved before nanocellulose can reach the great potential it carries. Still, most of the approached respondents believe that nanocellulose will find its place on a market within 5-10 years. Nanocellulose is considered a fantastic material and the main push factors for a successful commercialization are its characteristics. However, no real demand from the customers’ point of view has been made visible. If the right business model could be connected to the right product nanocellulose will surely be successful. Maybe, it is too early to determine how big the market potential of nanocellulose is. Nonetheless, what can be said is that nanocellulose carries great potential.

102 citations

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01 Jan 2005
TL;DR: A common point of departure for a lot of this criticism is the principle of performativity (Lyotard, 1984), that is, the idea that education is subjugated to a managerialist discourse of efficiency and instrumental means-end calculation as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: A recurrent theme in critical studies of adult education, lifelong learning, and, in particular, work-based learning is their alleged instrumental character. A common point of departure for a lot of this criticism is the principle of performativity (Lyotard, 1984), that is, the idea that education is subjugated to a managerialist discourse of efficiency and instrumental means-end calculation. The principle of performativity is argued to have a predominant influence on the educational system at large, and, thereby, also on systems for promoting lifelong learning (Halliday, 2003) and learning at work (Garrick & Clegg, 2001). As argued by the latter authors, in ‘performative times’ being a good learner is equal to being a good performer.

81 citations