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  1. 1. MAKING ACQUISITIONS

    Author : Michael Grant; Fredrik Nilsson; Lars Frimanson; Riikka Sarala; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; acquisition-making; acquisition organization; capital investment; decision; decision-making; intuitive expertise; management control systems; merger and acquisition; secrecy; Business Studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis examines acquisition-making, that is, activities and events leading up to the completion or cancellation of an acquisition. Acquisition-making involves people, from various areas of expertise, who are managed by and organized in what in this thesis is called a professional acquisition organization (PAO). READ MORE

  2. 2. Making Commons : attempts at composing prospects in the opening of production

    Author : Anna Seravalli; Lucy Kimbell; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : interaction design; design for social innovation; participatory design; the opening of production; commons; compositionism; co-production; commons-based production; programmatic approach; design practice-based; making; im possible presents;

    Abstract : This thesis accounts for a designerly inquiry into the swamp of the opening of production. The “opening of production” refers to the rising of openness, collaboration and sharing in processes through which things are made and service delivered. READ MORE

  3. 3. Making Metal Making : Circulation and Workshop Practices in the Swedish Metal Trades, 1730–1775

    Author : Måns Jansson; Göran Rydén; Göran Ulväng; Karel Davids; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; metal trades; eighteenth century; knowledge; skills; circulation; strategies; tactics; cutlery; manufacturing; division of labour; Ekonomisk historia; Economic History;

    Abstract : This dissertation is concerned with the making of metal making. It explores how skills, knowledge, and artefacts were circulated and grounded within the Swedish metal trades during the period ca. 1730 to 1775. It also analyses how these processes were related to different ways of organising practices of work. READ MORE

  4. 4. Making Preciousness : Interaction Design Through Studio Crafts

    Author : Vasiliki Tsaknaki; Ylva Fernaeus; Ron Wakkary; KTH; []
    Keywords : Interaction design; materials; making preciousness; studio crafts; resourceful composition; material sensuality; mattering artefacts; impermanence; incompleteness; imperfection; Människa-datorinteraktion; Human-computer Interaction;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores value-creation in interaction design through practical collaborations with studio craftspersons. A focus is on the meaning of “preciousness” from a design perspective – what I refer to as Making Preciousness –  which highlights aspects of material properties, design processes, and the attitude to the design space. READ MORE

  5. 5. Making Futures : On Targets, Measures and Governance in Backcasting and Planning

    Author : Josefin Wangel; Örjan Svane; Lars Nilsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; futures studies; backcasting; planning; governance; sustainable development;

    Abstract : This thesis is about the making of futures – in the sense of planning, through which the world of tomorrow is crafted, and in the sense of images of the future, developed through the futures studies approach of backcasting. The point of departure for the thesis is that more visionary and strategic forms of planning are needed if the challenges of sustainable development are to be met, and that backcasting, through its long-term, integrative and normative character, can be a helpful tool towards this end. READ MORE