Search for dissertations about: "knowledge and social networks"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 196 swedish dissertations containing the words knowledge and social networks.

  1. 1. Knowledge Bases and the Geography of Innovation

    Author : Roman Martin; CIRCLE; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic geography; regional innovation systems; learning regions; differentiated knowledge bases; knowledge networks; social network analysis; Scania; Sweden;

    Abstract : Despite the ongoing globalisation of economic activities, innovation does not take place randomly distributed over space, but concentrates in certain locations. A central argument to explain the spatial concentration of innovation activities lies in the ability of geographical proximity to facilitate interactive learning and knowledge exchange, which in turn is seen as an important driver for regional growth and prosperity. READ MORE

  2. 2. To mourn and resist stigma : Narration, meaning-making and self-formation after a parent’s suicide

    Author : Anneli Silvén Hagström; Margareta Hydén; Ulla Forinder; Robert Neimeyer; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Grief; identity; Internet; narrative; stigma; suicide; theatre; youth; Identitet; Internet; narrativ; självmord; sorg; stigma; teater; ungdomar;

    Abstract : Grief following a parent’s suicide has been called ‘the silent grief’: due to a prevailing stigma connected to suicide as a mode of death, the parent cannot be talked about. This silenced or distorted communication complicates grieving youths’ meaning reconstruction centred on the question of why the parent committed suicide – a question inevitably linked to queries of who the deceased parent was, and that ultimately triggers thoughts about who oneself has become in the light of this experience. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stewardship in an urban world : Civic engagement and human–nature relations in the Anthropocene

    Author : Johan Enqvist; Maria Tengö; Örjan Bodin; Bengt G. Karlsson; Richard C. Stedman; Morgan Grove; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; agency; Bengaluru; boundary object; care; civil society; community; environmental ethics; knowledge; natural resource management; New York City; problem of fit; rigidity trap; sense of place; social–ecological system; urbanization; water governance; Sustainability Science; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling;

    Abstract : Never before have humans wielded a greater ability to alter and disrupt planetary processes. Our impact is becoming so noticeable that a new geological epoch has been proposed – the Anthropocene – in which Earth systems might no longer maintain the stable and predictable conditions of the past 12 millennia. READ MORE

  4. 4. The geographies of Swedish musicians’ work practices : How, when and where Swedish musicians perform work and creativity in the contemporary popular music industry

    Author : Jimi Nilsson; Johan Jansson; Jenny Sjöholm; Brian Hracs; Thomas Florén; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Knowledge communities; social networks; music industry; music geographies; temporary clusters; Social and Economic Geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Over the recent years, technological changes in the music industry have altered the geography of music production and non-creative music work. Progress in information and communication technology has lead to decreasing revenues from record sales, which in turn has affected traditional income models for musicians, in particular income from record sales. READ MORE

  5. 5. Social Capital and Regional Innovation Systems : Bridging approaches and broadening understanding of knowledge sharing and innovation

    Author : Ingrid Helene Garmann Johnsen; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social capital; Regional innovation system; Knowledge base; Economic geography;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis takes as a starting point that geographical location remains fundamental to gain competitive advantage for some types of firms and activities even though economic activity in general has become more global. The region is seen as the key level in which the innovative capability of firms is shaped, coordinated and governed. READ MORE