Search for dissertations about: "institutional arrangements"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 79 swedish dissertations containing the words institutional arrangements.

  1. 1. Institutional arrangements and competitive posture : effects of company structures in the commercial printing industry

    Author : Thomas Mejtoft; Nils Enlund; Robert G. Picard; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; business strategy; cooperation; customer value; institutional arrangements; printing industry; vertical integration; Industrial organisation; administration and economics; Industriell organisation; administration och ekonomi; Media and communication studies; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap;

    Abstract :  The research objective of this dissertation is to investigate the impact of institutional arrangements, with respect to vertical integration and cooperation, on competitive advantages within the commercial printing industry, with specific focus on digital printing. This dissertation comprises six research papers, based on four qualitative case studies and a quantitative survey study, all carried out in Sweden in the years 2004-2008. READ MORE

  2. 2. Decentralizing hydraulic society : Actor responses to institutional arrangements in Vietnam

    Author : Thi Bich Ngoc Pham; Hans Holmén; Magnus Jirström; Christer Gunnarsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Accountability; actors; autonomy; incentives; institutional arrangements; irrigation management; participation; power relations; Vietnam; Aktörer; ansvar; delaktighet; decentralisering; incitament; institutionella arrangemang; konstbevattning; maktrelationer; självständighet; Vietnam;

    Abstract : Irrigation decentralization has been launched worldwide with high expectations of improved governance, efficiency, and productivity through  democratic processes. However, there is widespread recognition that decentralization is, in reality, unlikely to bring about these positive outcomes. READ MORE

  3. 3. The institutionalisation of validation and the transformation of vocational knowledge : The case of admission into Vocational Teacher Education in Sweden

    Author : Maria C. Johansson; Per Lindqvist; Lazaro Moreno Herrera; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; agency; competence; institutional arrangements; institutional conditions; institutionalisation; validation; vocational knowledge; qualification framework; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences; Pedagogik och Utbildningsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to understand the validation of vocational knowledge prior to entry into vocational teacher education in Sweden with regard to conceptions and understandings of vocational knowledge, and also to understand how institutional conditions, such as ideas of how to organise validation, influence the content and form of the validation practice. From this aim the following research questions were developed: What ideas about the organisation of validation stand out in the policy and practice of validation? What conceptions and understandings of vocational knowledge is the organisation of validation built on and what do they entail? Who has the agency to describe and decide upon vocational knowledge in the policy and practice of validation? What institutional arrangements appear in the practice of validation?To conduct the studies in the thesis a multimethods approach was adopted, combining policy analysis and interviews. READ MORE

  4. 4. Written news at the crossroads : Entrepreneurial processes of reproduction and novelty in an institutional field in crisis

    Author : Joaquín Cestino; Olof Brunninge; Mart Ots; Roy Suddaby; Jönköping University; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; bricolage; capital; constraints; decoupling; entrepreneurial processes; field in crisis; institutional arrangements; journalism; newspapers; novelty; reproduction; written news;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores entrepreneurial processes in an institutional field incrisis. It is based on the inductive reinterpretation of four original papers that, combined, study activities of individuals searching for solutions to organizational problems in incumbent and startup newspapers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Political institutions and government performance : Central and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective

    Author : Sebastian Stålfors; Sten Berglund; Torbjörn Bergman; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political institutions; institutional arrangements; government performance; political system; majoritarian democracy; consensus democracy; quality of democracy; macroeconomic management; kinder and gentler democracy; Central and Eastern Europe; post-communist countries.; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : Central and Eastern Europe was strongly affected by the most recent wave of democratisation. Here, successful transition to democracy and market economy was sometimes perceived as a matter of choosing the ‘right’ institutional framework, presumably institutions employed in mature democracies. READ MORE