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Blomkvist, P. & Hallin, A. (2015). Method for engineering students: Degree projects using the 4-phase Model (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Method for engineering students: Degree projects using the 4-phase Model
2015 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Method for engineering students provides an overview of how to formulate, design, produce and deliver a thesis of good quality. The book is relevant for all types of degree projects on bachelors’ and masters’ levels and is also useful when performing research work in other contexts. This is the first comprehensive book on research methodology for engineering students who are performing their degree project within or close to the social sciences. The book has been inspired by modern product design – the thesis is seen as a product – and takes as its starting point the fact that one may have two clients when carrying out a degree project (Academia and Industry). It also describes how to work one’s way through the process through the development of different prototypes. We see the thesis work as a form of craft and the book contains the most important scientific tools that are needed in order to make informed choices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. p. 158 Edition: 1
National Category
Learning
Research subject
Industrial Engineering and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-162039 (URN)9789144095554 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20150410

Available from: 2015-03-20 Created: 2015-03-20 Last updated: 2015-04-10Bibliographically approved
Anund Vogel, J., Lundqvist, P., Arias, J. & Blomkvist, P. (2015). Problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifaily buildings. Energy Efficiency
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifaily buildings
2015 (English)In: Energy Efficiency, ISSN 1570-646X, E-ISSN 1570-6478Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifamily buildings. The paper first presents a generic list of (theoretical) problem areas identified through a literature survey. Using a qualitative approach, the paper also investigates if the problem areas identified in the literature also have an impact on the Swedish building sector. Results from the interview study reveal a strong coherence between problem areas in the literature and those expressed by the interviewees. However, this paper identifies seven novel challenges that cannot be derived from the list of barriers in the literature. Moreover, results reveal that as many as 12 problem areas have their origin in national factors such as agreement structures, incentive schemes, and cost calculation methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015
Keywords
Energy efficiency, buildings, Sweden, barriers, interview study
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Real Estate and Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165913 (URN)10.1007/s12053-015-9352-4 (DOI)000368993200006 ()2-s2.0-84955682049 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20160223

Available from: 2015-04-30 Created: 2015-04-30 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Emanuel, M. (2014). Co-evolution of Technology and Institutions: Government Regulation and Technological Creativity in the Swedish Moped History 1952–70.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Co-evolution of Technology and Institutions: Government Regulation and Technological Creativity in the Swedish Moped History 1952–70
2014 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The first of July 1952, the moped was legislatively excluded from existing restrictions for heavier two-wheeled motorized vehicles. A driver/owner of a “bicycle with auxiliary engine” – this was the original denomination of the vehicle – thus needed no registration, driver’s license or insurance, nor pay any vehicle tax. The legislators did, however, postulate some technical requirements. Besides regulation of the engine, the vehicle should be “bicycle-like” and have pedals. It should thus be driven primarily by means of human, not mechanical, power (i.e., it was not supposed to be a lighter version of a motorcycle). In terms of social and economic goals, the state assumed workers to be the primary users, and a utilitarian use rather than one connected to pleasure and spare time. Very quickly, however, the moped lost all resemblance with the ordinary bicycle (except for the pedals). In a new legislation in 1961, the state yielded to the technical development. The moped no longer needed to resemble a bicycle or have pedals. Meanwhile, the moped also became more of a toy for boys – a vehicle for freedom – rather than the useful tool the state had wished for. In fact, we argue that the demands from user groups not foreseen played a crucial role in changing the legal technical requirements of the moped.This paper deals with the co-evolution, technically and institutionally, of the moped during the period 1952–75. Using a method inspired by evolutionary theory, the moped models released in Sweden in these years are grouped in “families” with distinctive technical features and accompanying presumed uses. We analyze this development using concepts from the theoretical fields of innovation studies and the history of technology

Publisher
p. 33
Series
INDEK Working Paper ; 2014:5
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Engineering and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144580 (URN)
Note

QC 20150216

Available from: 2014-04-25 Created: 2014-04-25 Last updated: 2015-02-16Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Larsson, J. (2013). An analytical framework for common-pool resource-large technical system (CPR-LTS) constellations. International Journal of the Commons, 7(1), 113-139
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An analytical framework for common-pool resource-large technical system (CPR-LTS) constellations
2013 (English)In: International Journal of the Commons, ISSN 1875-0281, E-ISSN 1875-0281, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 113-139Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper introduces an analytical framework for a special phenomenon: when a common-pool resource (CPR) institution and a large technical system (LTS) are connected and mutually interdependent. The CPR in this case is a node managed by its appropriators within a centrally planned and managed system; here named CPR-LTS constellations. Our framework is empirically derived from two historical investigations of CPR institutions within two LTSs, the agricultural-technical system and the road transport system of Sweden. By comparing similarities and differences it is possible to identify paths to successes and failures. To understand why one survived and the other disappeared we connect Elinor Ostrom's theories about management of CPRs with Thomas P. Hughes's theories about LTSs. We are proposing a framework that can bridge the gap between theories about management of CPRs and LTSs. By combining the two theories it should be possible to better understand how small-scale producers using bottom-up CPRs can be linked to top-down LTSs. We will argue that to fit within an LTS, a CPR needs alignment between different parts or components within the constellation/system and alignment with other systems and institutions in society. We propose three analytical levels to deal with the phenomenon of aligning a CPR project to an existing, large sociotechnical system: Local alignment (CPR): How are CPRs organized and managed 1. at local sites? 2. Sociotechnical alignment (CPR-LTS): How are CPRs connected to the sociotechnical system? 3. Contextual alignment: How are CPR-LTS constellations aligned with neighboring institutions and systems in society? Our work indicates that for successful management of a CPR-LTS constellation it is important that the CPR be included in legislation and that government agencies support the CPR in alignment with the LTS. Legislators must recognize the CPR-part in the CPR-LTS constellation so that its institutional body is firmly established in society. In this study, we have used the framework ex-post; however, we anticipate that the framework could be a diagnostic tool ex-ante for CPR-LTS constellations

Keywords
Collective action, Common pool resources, Commons
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-111030 (URN)000332489700007 ()2-s2.0-84874584837 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20130625

Available from: 2013-01-10 Created: 2013-01-10 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Uppvall, L. (2012). A Chain is only as Strong as its Weakest Link: Managing Change in the Curriculum of Industrial Management Education. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 3(2), 53-65
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Chain is only as Strong as its Weakest Link: Managing Change in the Curriculum of Industrial Management Education
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, ISSN 2217-2661, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 53-65Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AbstracIn this paper we discuss the process of designing a new Industrial Management Master Program given by the department of Industrial Economics and Management at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. The foundation of the IM-master program lies in the notions of authenticity and change. We decided early on in the design process, that our aim was to teach the skills of real world change management and to "mould" our students into industrial managers able to master complex industrial change processes. But we realized that we also had to "mould" our own pedagogical tools, examination forms, and not the least, faculty, to reach our goals. These insights lead us to emphasize a Systems perspective, both in regards to program and course design and in regards to the actual management skills we wanted to teach. The objective of this paper is to present and discuss our explicit use of a systems perspective in designing the Industrial masters program. We have identified four major parts of "our system" where changes had to be made: Premises - Learning activities - Examination - Program management. These four system parts are divided into ten subsections - "systems components". We discuss all four system parts in relation to our goals to enhance authentic skills in change management.

Keywords
Authentic case methodology, Industrial management, Master program, Systems perspective, University education
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-111028 (URN)2-s2.0-84865546022 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20130423

Available from: 2013-01-10 Created: 2013-01-10 Last updated: 2013-04-23Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Uppvall, L. (2012). Learning to love ambiguity: authentic live case methodology in industrial management education. International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, XXIV(4), 272-285
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning to love ambiguity: authentic live case methodology in industrial management education
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, ISSN 1554-7752, Vol. XXIV, no 4, p. 272-285Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-111029 (URN)
Note

QC 20130816

Available from: 2013-01-10 Created: 2013-01-10 Last updated: 2013-08-16Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Sandberg, T. (2011). Vindkraft och samfällighetsförvaltning. Aspect (7)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vindkraft och samfällighetsförvaltning
2011 (Swedish)In: Aspect, ISSN 2000-4877, no 7Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Föreningen Aspect, 2011
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-73394 (URN)
Note

QC 20120410

Available from: 2012-02-02 Created: 2012-02-02 Last updated: 2016-12-06Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. (2010). Om förvaltning av gemensamma resurser: Enskild väghållning och allmänningens dilemma i svensk historia 1200–2010. Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om förvaltning av gemensamma resurser: Enskild väghållning och allmänningens dilemma i svensk historia 1200–2010
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Managing Common Pool Resources : Road Keeping and the Dilemma of the Commons in Swedish History 1200–2010
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2010. p. 110
Series
TRITA-IEO, ISSN 1100-7982 ; 2010:06
Keywords
History of roads civic roads, common roads, road associations, lobby groups, Elinor Ostrom, managing common pool resources, the dilemma of the commons
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-59715 (URN)978-91-7415-698-0 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20120113

Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2014-04-30Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P. & Emanuel, M. (2009). Från nyttofordon till frihetsmaskin: Teknisk och institutionell samevolution kring mopeden i Sverige 1952–75. Stockholm: KTH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från nyttofordon till frihetsmaskin: Teknisk och institutionell samevolution kring mopeden i Sverige 1952–75
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Blomkvist, Pär & Martin Emanuel, From Utility to Freedom: The Co-evolution of Technology and Institutions in the History of the Swedish Moped 1952–75, Division of Industrial Dynamics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Stockholm 2009)

The first of July 1952, the moped was legislatively excluded from existing restrictions for heavier two-wheeled motorized vehicles. A driver/owner of a “bicycle with auxiliary engine” – this was the original denomination of the vehicle – thus needed no registration, driver’s license or insurance, nor pay any vehicle tax. The legislators did, however, postulate some technical requirements. Besides regulation of the engine, the vehicle should be “bicycle-like” and have pedals. It should thus be driven primarily by means of human, not mechanical, power (i.e., it was not supposed to be a lighter version of a motorcycle). In terms of social and economical goals, the state assumed workers to be the primary users, and a utilitarian use rather than one connected to pleasure and spare time.

Very quickly, however, the moped lost all resemblance with the ordinary bicycle (except for the pedals). In a new legislation in 1961, the state yielded to the technical development. The moped no longer needed to resemble a bicycle or have pedals. Meanwhile, the moped also became more of a toy for boys – a vehicle for freedom – rather than the useful tool the state had wished for. In fact, we argue that the demands from user groups not foreseen played a crucial role in changing the legal technical requirements of the moped.

This report treats the co-evolution, technically and institutionally, of the moped during the period 1952–75. Using a method inspired by evolutionary theory, the moped models released in Sweden in these years are grouped in “families” with distinctive technical features and accompanying presumed uses. For understanding how demands of different user groups can alter the “dominant design” of a technology (Abernathy & Utterback, 1978), the concept pair of technical and functional demand specifications are developed. While dominant design may capture conservative features in technological development, our concepts seem to better capture the dynamics in technical and institutional change – the co-evolution of technology and institutions.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2009. p. 96
Series
Trita-IEO, ISSN 1100-7982 ; 2009:16
Keywords
bicycle, co-evolution of technology and institutions, demand specification, dominant design, evolutionary theory, history of technology, industrial dynamics, moped, motorcycle, road traffic legislation, technology studies, transport history, cykel, teknisk och institutionell samevolution, kravspecifikation, dominant design, teknikhistoria, industriell dynamik, moped, motorcykel, vägtrafik, trafiklagstiftning, teknikstudier, transporthistoria
National Category
History of Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11702 (URN)978-91-7415-514-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-01-27 Created: 2009-12-04 Last updated: 2010-04-28
Blomkvist, P. (2008). Systemdiagnos - ett managementverktyg: Läromedel. KTH Executive School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Systemdiagnos - ett managementverktyg: Läromedel
2008 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
KTH Executive School, 2008
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-59732 (URN)
Note
QC 20120112Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2012-01-12Bibliographically approved
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