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Blomgren, Henrik
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Vendel, M., Blomgren, H., Brown, T. & Giertz, E. (2012). CLARIFYING THE DIFFERENT MODELS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS EMBEDDED WITHIN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION. In: 57th ICSB World Conference, Full Papers. Paper presented at International Council for Small Business World Conference, ICSB, Wellington, New Zealand, June, 2012 (pp. 710-723).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>CLARIFYING THE DIFFERENT MODELS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS EMBEDDED WITHIN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
2012 (English)In: 57th ICSB World Conference, Full Papers, 2012, p. 710-723Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurship courses given at 10 Scandinavian universities are categorized based on their embedded educational perspective. Our research question is - How well is the education positioned to foster creators of sustainable businesses?

Two educational perspectives are identified: “idea looking for business” and “business looking for ideas”. The first is build around commercializing and finding a market for an individual’s own idea or invention. The second focus on capitalizing on predicted market opportunities by exploiting any idea. The results reveal that entrepreneurs more often utilize the approach “business looking for ideas”, while courses given predominantly hold the perspective of “idea looking for business”.

These conclusions indicate that entrepreneurial education needs to be clearer on perspectives used concerning models for successful entrepreneurship. Recognizing and communicating the approaches will further help refining the educational content, as well as establishing a basis for a better description of targeted students and the expected outcome.

Keywords
Entrepreneurship education, educational perspectives, Scandinavia, ICT
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107769 (URN)978-0-9819028-4-5 (ISBN)
Conference
International Council for Small Business World Conference, ICSB, Wellington, New Zealand, June, 2012
Funder
StandUp
Note

QC 20130111

Available from: 2013-01-11 Created: 2012-12-17 Last updated: 2024-03-15Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, H. (2012). REAL ACTIVE LEARNING IN BIG NUMBERS: TRAINING 23,000 EMPLOYEES AT SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SAS). International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, XXIV(4), 250-260
Open this publication in new window or tab >>REAL ACTIVE LEARNING IN BIG NUMBERS: TRAINING 23,000 EMPLOYEES AT SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SAS)
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, ISSN 1554-7752, Vol. XXIV, no 4, p. 250-260Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research in the field of new learning methods has previously shown the pedagogical value of participants being active and doing hands-on exercises, as well as having a close teacher interaction. From a pedagogical point of view, case-based learning methods are often preferred. However, in practice, case-based methods are often difficult to scale up. Therefore, these methods are not often applied when many participants are involved in a learning environment. This article explores the possibility of creating “real active learning” with large numbers of participants. A case where 23,000 employees at SAS, Scandinavian Airlines, participated in a large-scale learning event is analyzed. The paper concludes that well-prepared learning processes can support “real active learning” with large numbers of participants. The case shows that the difficulty of scaling up, a problem often assumed to be an obstacle for the use of case-based learning, can be overcome.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boston, USA: WACRA, World Association for Case Study Research and Application, 2012
Keywords
active learning, learning processes, cost, case study
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116373 (URN)
Note

QC 20130128

Available from: 2013-01-28 Created: 2013-01-17 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Levihn, F., Tongur, S. & Blomgren, H. (2011). A New wave for Diesel. In: Technology and the Global Challenges: Security, Energy Water and the Environment. Paper presented at The 20th International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT, Florida, USA, 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A New wave for Diesel
2011 (English)In: Technology and the Global Challenges: Security, Energy Water and the Environment, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Rapidly increasing demand from emerging economies, depletion of existing crude oil resources, the discovery rate of new resources, climate change issues and more will affect future oil prices. Will this mean an end to the usage of internal combustion engines (ICE) in heavy-duty vehicle configurations or will these engines see new improvements along their trajectory? This report is an analysis of lessons from the development of ICE efficiency during past oil crises. Based on the analysis conclusions are drawn on the possible development of ICEs assuming a future scenario of higher oil prices. More specific the new policy scenario from IEAs world energy outlook 2010 is used. By analyzing the braked specific fuel consumption (BSFC) contra the oil price over time, important findings indicates the span for future possible development regarding energy efficiency. History shows that manufacturer continuously have improved energy efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles. As such the main finding from this study raises the question: Will we see a new wave of development in the future scenario?

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60863 (URN)
Conference
The 20th International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT, Florida, USA, 2011
Note

QC 20120131

Available from: 2012-01-15 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2022-10-04Bibliographically approved
Levihn, F., Nuur, C. & Blomgren, H. (2011). Corporate response to climate change mitigation: What can we learn from annual reports of European industries?. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2(3), 77-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate response to climate change mitigation: What can we learn from annual reports of European industries?
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, ISSN 2217-2661, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 77-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Climate change and how best to mitigate its impact has in recent decades prefigured in the industrialdevelopment debate. Awareness about future costs related to increased atmospheric temperaturesprovides an incentive for lowering greenhouse gas emissions such as CO2. At the same time,measures to mitigate climate change do not only induce corporate uncertainty and pressure, but it isalso provides opportunities for new businesses domains and models. The coverage of climate changeissues from mass media broke with earlier trends and increased in the middle of the last decade. Howabout corporate focus? Was climate change issue on the corporate agenda by then?This study presents a content analysis of more than 1100 shareholder letters from 131 of the largestEuropean public liability companies between 2000 to 2009. The main purpose of this paper is toanalyze climate change from a corporate perspective. Was climate change discussed by ChiefExecutive Officers (CEO) and board chairmen during this time? If so, to what extent and are thereindustrial differences?This study shows that climate change appeared on the corporate strategic agenda in year 2005, frompreviously occupying a marginal place. In 2008, corporate climate change discussions were largelypushed aside by the financial crisis. It also show a trend where a shift has occurred from a generalinterest, towards one more divided between different industries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Novi Sad, 2011
Keywords
Annual Report, Climate Change, Corporate Strategy
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-65522 (URN)2-s2.0-85069775943 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20120127. QC 20220212

Available from: 2012-01-27 Created: 2012-01-25 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, H. (2011). Designing the Innovation-inspired Manager. In: Bengt-Arne Vedin (Ed.), The Design-Inspired Innovation Workbook (pp. 277-334). London: World Scientific
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Designing the Innovation-inspired Manager
2011 (English)In: The Design-Inspired Innovation Workbook / [ed] Bengt-Arne Vedin, London: World Scientific, 2011, p. 277-334Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: World Scientific, 2011
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63122 (URN)9814289639 (ISBN)
Note
QC 20120220Available from: 2012-01-21 Created: 2012-01-21 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, H., Jerbrant, A. & Uppvall, L. (2011). Educating the new Engineer and Retargeting the Engineering Curriculum for the future Industrial Landscape. In: INTED2011 Proceedings: . Paper presented at 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain. 7-9 March, 2011 (pp. 1145-1152).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educating the new Engineer and Retargeting the Engineering Curriculum for the future Industrial Landscape
2011 (English)In: INTED2011 Proceedings, 2011, p. 1145-1152Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As the former U.S. Secretary of Education expressed it: “We are currently preparing students for jobs and technologies that done yet exist…in order to solve problems we don’t know are problems yet”. This implies a need for Engineering Education to adapt to the fact that the nature of work is changing. This paper discuss how a retargeted Engineering Curriculum can be defined with the help of future pictures of industry. By presenting a different categorization of labor employment statistics new pictures of industry future can be predicted usable when developing the new Engineering Curriculum.

Keywords
engineering, curriculum, future, industry
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60864 (URN)000326447701026 ()
Conference
5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain. 7-9 March, 2011
Note

QC 20120410

Available from: 2012-01-15 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2024-03-15Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, H., Kordestani, A., Farshid, M. & Afshari, A. (2011). Event Marketing Through Social Networking Sites. Paper presented at Academy of Marketing Annual Conference, Liverpool, 5 - 7 July 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Event Marketing Through Social Networking Sites
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60848 (URN)
Conference
Academy of Marketing Annual Conference, Liverpool, 5 - 7 July 2011
Note
QC 20120410Available from: 2012-01-15 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, H., Jonsson, P. & Lagergren, F. (2011). Getting back to scenario planning: Strategic action in the future of Energy Europe. Paper presented at The 8th international conference on the European Energy Market, IEEE Power & Energy Society, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011. IEEE conference proceedings
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Getting back to scenario planning: Strategic action in the future of Energy Europe
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Scenario planning is a commonly used method in order to analyse complex aspects of the energy system. Historically it has been an important tool to prepare for long-term action. Today however, due to the deregulated market, it could be assumed that scenario analysis is abandoned. Maybe more (the only) attention is on short-term action.This paper presents a review over the time period of 1970 to 2010 on scenario-planning articles. The overall purpose is to evaluate how historical scenario studies stand in a situation of today’s deregulated energy markets.Articles surveyed are published in well-respected and internationally well-spread peer-reviewed journals. Focus is put on 1, when, and by whom, articles have been published 2, for what reasons projects have been taken and with what method 3, what aspect that have been in focus. The articles are also analysed in terms of possible use in today’s deregulated situation.Three conclusions are drawn. Firstly, the main use of scenario planning still tends to be a support to political processes. Secondly, three major issues and drivers for change dominate when different aspects of the energy system are analysed in scenario projects: climate change, security in terms of demand/supply and economic development. Thirdly, it is concluded that scenario planning still tend to be of value when analysing the future of the deregulated energy sector in Europe.However, in order to be fully utilized for the future scenario methodology must take into account that energy industry actors are not being controlled by politics as they where during the regulated period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2011
Keywords
Casting, Economics, Europe, Industries, Meteorology, Planning, Security
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60857 (URN)10.1109/EEM.2011.5953118 (DOI)2-s2.0-80052131303 (Scopus ID)978-1-61284-285-1 (ISBN)
Conference
The 8th international conference on the European Energy Market, IEEE Power & Energy Society, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011
Note
© 2011 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. QC 20120117Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, H. (2011). Managing Innovation and implementing New Design Tools and Methods. Paper presented at 7th International Seminar and Workshop, Engineering Design in Integrated Product Development, EDIProD´2011, University of Zielona Gora, Polen, 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing Innovation and implementing New Design Tools and Methods
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this conceptual paper a management-perspective towards the field of innovation is addressed. Important basic aspects towards the paradoxes embedded in the field are investigated. On one hand we are asking for innovations and on the other hand we can observe the difficulty of introducing new methods and tools to the field – for instance the adaptation of design models. Professionals often continue working the same way as previously. In the article it is claimed that this is related to our basic education and the “tool-box” we learn early in life, gradually becoming professionals. A profound comprehension of what mental models underlie the actions of the different kind of engineers managers have to “manage” is useful if management aims at facilitating an innovative and creative management culture. If introducing new design tools and methods this ought to be considered, as well as handled, by managers.

Keywords
Design methods, utilization, tool-box, creativity
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60852 (URN)
Conference
7th International Seminar and Workshop, Engineering Design in Integrated Product Development, EDIProD´2011, University of Zielona Gora, Polen, 2011
Note
QC 20120117Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Tongur, S. & Blomgren, H. (2011). Service-oriented business models in the development of electric road systems. Paper presented at The “20th Annual Frontiers in Service Conference”, Center for Excellence in Service. Ohio, USA. June 30 - July 3 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Service-oriented business models in the development of electric road systems
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60854 (URN)
Conference
The “20th Annual Frontiers in Service Conference”, Center for Excellence in Service. Ohio, USA. June 30 - July 3 2011
Note
QC 20120117Available from: 2012-01-15 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2024-03-15Bibliographically approved
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