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Onn, G. (2017). Educational Community Engagement – a chance for students in tourism to get closer to the chaos of the archipelago entrepreneur?. In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden: Book of abstracts. Paper presented at 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden (pp. 63-64). Falun: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educational Community Engagement – a chance for students in tourism to get closer to the chaos of the archipelago entrepreneur?
2017 (English)In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden: Book of abstracts, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2017, p. 63-64Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

While Tourism in Sweden is booming, the Stockholm Archipelago seems to be at a standstill at best (Tillväxtverket 2016) Attempts at seasonal prolongation show no clear results. Archipelago Business Development is a 3-years EU-Interreg project commenced October 2016 aiming at business model improvement. At Södertörn University, students from Tourism studies, Business Studies and Media Technology are enrolled. The project is on the Swedish side currently recruiting businesses to participate in the project. Pilots using course work, where students find their own empirical objects include intermediate level projects in Net-based Information Systems, Tourism innovation projects pursuing improvements in business models. Several bachelor, and master essays are under way. Students are to interact with entrepreneurs through business clinics –speed-dating like consultancies where the business bring their problems and students collaborate in teams to suggest solutions to the problems, possibly backed up by experts. Also, there is to be an accelerator programme where a selected number of entrepreneurs are in for a long term business model development project of longitudinal character, where students may join at a certain point or follow the process. In April 24th, there will be a student kick-off at Södertörn University with participants from the business side, municipalities and Swedish project partners and on April 26th, the corresponding event will be in Turku with all project partners. Expectations are that students will get a closer grip on the reality of businesses. At the time of the conference, experience from this pedagogical experiment will have some results to discuss.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2017
Keywords
Business model development, community engagement
National Category
Economics and Business Educational Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34263 (URN)
Conference
26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-01-17Bibliographically approved
Zalamans, D. & Onn, G. (2017). Green Tourism BARCamp: Beyond All Recognition or the Emperor’s New Clothes?. In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden: Book of abstracts. Paper presented at 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden (pp. 61-62). Falun: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Green Tourism BARCamp: Beyond All Recognition or the Emperor’s New Clothes?
2017 (English)In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden: Book of abstracts, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2017, p. 61-62Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A BarCamp is a “non-conference” where neither speaker, program events nor seminars are predetermined. The starting point is just a common theme on which the participants shape the content and the setup of the event. The actual agenda is decided on the spot on issues agreed among the participants. Everyone participates equally in conversations and discussions and they are supposed to generously share their knowledge and experience. This paper aims to evaluate if a BarCamp actually is a NEW type of meeting or if it just a face-lift of all already well-known meeting forms in the literature. The study is based on observations and empirical material from three BarCamps that took place in Sigtuna, Sweden, between 2013 and 2016. Although nominations and votes on different topics suggestions and/or interesting issues in the initial plenary-meeting will decide what to be brought up on the BarCamp, it can be questioned how objective and “free minded” such determination actually is? As in every field based on social relations; professions, titles and experience might have a crucial effect on how the agenda will be set. Economic and/or political intentions might play a role as well, and perhaps the personality of the participants. However, result points out that there is a difference between such meetings where the participants creates the agenda without preparation on beforehand and more traditional meetings as for example company-meetings, conferences, congresses, incentives and events.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2017
Keywords
Green tourism, BAR-Camp, meeting forms, sustainability, non-conference
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34260 (URN)
Conference
26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-01-17Bibliographically approved
Onn, G. (2017). Stockholm Archipelago – arena for goose feeding entrepreneurs with solutions to non-prioritised problems or entrepreneurs in dire need of help?. In: Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm 18th –21st June 2017, Session L3: Rural entrepreneurship: Knowledge, innovations, diversification and value creation – strategies for coping with a changing world. Paper presented at Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm University Stockholm, June 18-21, 2017. (pp. 5-6).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stockholm Archipelago – arena for goose feeding entrepreneurs with solutions to non-prioritised problems or entrepreneurs in dire need of help?
2017 (English)In: Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm 18th –21st June 2017, Session L3: Rural entrepreneurship: Knowledge, innovations, diversification and value creation – strategies for coping with a changing world, 2017, p. 5-6Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

While tourism in Stockholm is booming the little statistics that might serve as proxy indicates a standstill for the archipelago (Tillväxtverket 2016). Over the years, there has been some projects, e.g. Scandinavian Islands, Skärgårdssmak, and recently Hållbar Destinationsutveckling to get the businesses in the archipelago going. These seem not to have lasting impact and have preconceived solutions of the problems. The Central Baltic project Archipelago Business Development intends instead to inductively assess and address what problems entrepreneurs identify, systematising these in terms of business model development implications. In terms of business strategy discussions, the infrastructural situation of the islanders, e.g. logistics, transportation and internet infrastructure, a configurational approach can be deepened, embellishing on the works like Wiklund & Shepherd (2005) assessing business performance based on the constructs entrepreneurial orientation (Covin & Slevin, 1991), environmental dynamism (Miller, 1987a,b; Ketchen et al., 1993) and access to financial capital (Bourgeois, 1981; Zahra, 1991; Cooper et al., 1994, ). The approach will also enable considering the geographical aspects of localisation and destination scale, which is not properly taken into consideration in the aforementioned model. The concept of environmental dynamics can be deeper understood, since many of the archipelago actors experience both high and low dynamism in different seasons. Since tourism generally is consumed as complex products, value architecture (Spieth & Schneider, 2016) and its implications for Coopetition (Bouncken & Fredrick, 2016a) and Business model innovation (Bouncken & Fredrick, 2016b) will be further explored in other areas than ICT and Biotech SMEs.

References Bouncken R.B. & Fredrick V. (2016a) ”Learning in coopetition: Alliance orientation, network size, and firm types”, Journal of Business Research, 69(5), 1753–1758. Bouncken R.B. & Fredrick V. (2016b) ”Business model innovation in alliances: Successful configurations”, Journal of Business Research, 69, 3584-3590. Bourgeois, L.J. (1981) “On the measurement of organizational slack”, Academy of Management Review, 6(1), 29–39. Cooper, A.C. Gimeno-Gascon, F.J. & Woo, C.Y. (1994) “Initial human and financial capital as predictors of new venture performance”, Journal of Business Venturing, 9, 371-395. Covin, J.G. & Slevin, D.P. (1991) “A Conceptual Model of Entrepreneurship as Firm Behavior”, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Fall 1991, 7-25. Ketchen et al., (1993) Ketchen, D.J.Jr., Thomas, J.B. & Snow, C.C. (1993) “Organizational configurations and performance: a comparison of theoretical approaches” Academy of Managent Journal, 36(6), 1278–1313. Miller, D. (1987a) “Strategy making and structure: analysis and implication for performance”, Academy of Managent Journal, 30 (1), 7–32. Miller, D. (1987b) The structural and environmental correlates of business strategy” Strategic Management. Journal, 8(1), 55–76. Spieth, P., & Schneider, S. (2016) “Business model innovativeness: Designing a formative measure for business model innovation.” Journal of Business Economics. Special Issue Business Model Innovation and Transformation, 86(6), 671–696.Tillväxtverket (2016) Fakta om Svensk Turism 2015, Stockholm: Tillväxtverket. Wiklund & Shepherd (2005) “Entrepreneurial orientation and small business performance: a configurational approach”, Journal of Business Venturing, 20, 71–91.

National Category
Economics and Business Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34233 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm University Stockholm, June 18-21, 2017.
Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2018-01-19Bibliographically approved
Onn, G. (2017). Student Involvement as a Tool for Nurturing Business Model Development in Tourism Businesses in the Stockholm Archipelago. In: Dejan Križaj; Florian Zach (Ed.), 6th International Tourism Conference ENCUENTROS / AIRTH 2017 : Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality – Preparing for the Future: Final Proceeding : Portorož, Slovenia, 23 – 25 March 2017. Paper presented at Encuentros/AIRTH 2017 Conference, Portorož, Slovenia, March 23-25, 2017. (pp. 23-24). AIRTH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Student Involvement as a Tool for Nurturing Business Model Development in Tourism Businesses in the Stockholm Archipelago
2017 (English)In: 6th International Tourism Conference ENCUENTROS / AIRTH 2017 : Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality – Preparing for the Future: Final Proceeding : Portorož, Slovenia, 23 – 25 March 2017 / [ed] Dejan Križaj; Florian Zach, AIRTH , 2017, p. 23-24Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Tourism consumption in Sweden 2015 was SEK 263 billion, an increase by 7% from 2014 and 46,7% from 2005 (Tillväxtverket, 2016, p. 16). For Stockholm Archipelago, no statistics are available, but guest nights in the guest harbours can be a proxy for tourism development. In 2015 there were 172,531 overnight guests in private yachts, a decrease by 31% from 2014 and 29% from 2005. During the same period, the other types of commercial lodging in the country as a whole has had a monotonous increase in over night guests totalling 40,7% in the past decade. According to Löfmarck & Wolgast (2010) more than 50% of employees worked for businesses with 6 employees or less, while 10 companies supplied about a quarter of the jobs in the tourism sector and the seven largest companies constituted the top quartile in terms of revenue; there were few rather large companies and many small businesses. The archipelago is considered a good tourist amenity, but obviously there is dire need for rethinking how things are done in the region in, order to catch up, and one reasonable point of departure is assessing the business models in use. For this reason an EU-Interreg financed project was launched on October 1st, 2016. A first issue to settle is updating the situation on businesses active in the archipelago, where after comes the assessment of their business models, in which businesses are to be linked to students, where the former get access to up to date tools for business model assessment in collaboration between Drivhuset, a foundation coaching incubator activities at many Nordic universities, Södertörn university in Sweden, and Åbo Akademi University and Novia university of applied sciences in the Finnish archipelagos of Turku and Nyland. Student participation is planned in two ways: In course work students in work groups assess the situation each participant enterprise is in, analyse their business models and suggest alterations. Also, students will do thesis work on bachelor’s and master’s levels. The course work will be assessed on academic as well as practical utility merits, while the theses are assessed on academic merits only. Researchers will follow the development of participant enterprises as well as the project’s impact on quality of education. The project is based on Osterwalder’s business model canvas approach to innovation utilising hypothesis driven design methods, where academic staff guides the process. Going through the literature on business models, it seems that on the one hand, little consensus is about when it comes to the exact definition of the term, while a rather broad one is about, when it comes to that somehow involves value creation – and often value capture, and what the necessary means of doing so are (e.g. Osterwalder, 2004; Teece, 2010; Zott et al. 2011), i.e. it is on how businesses are blue printed in order to sustain themselves, In that sense, it is related to business strategy. (c.f. Teece, 2010). Often there is a presumption on entrepreneurial activity, especially when it comes to business model innovation. In the entrepreneurship literature, there is a distinction between entrepreneur by nature and entrepreneur by necessity. Many of the inhabitants of the Stockholm archipelago are lifestyle entrepreneurs, and hence maximum profit is not self-evident as objective, even though better earnings are welcome; there is not really an option of taking place out of the configuration the business model is based in. The lifestyle entrepreneur is characterised by being able to lead the life at hand as motivation for activities, while the ‘normal’ corporation are taking on economic activity in order to maximise value added, often implying the building of shareholder wealth. The difference implies that the corporation is expected to pursue all businesses that are above the internal rate of interest on investments, while the lifestyle entrepreneur shuns any option that is not relevant to her/his lifestyle. Commonly this means enduring low profitability requirements. These rather atypical businesses open the possibility of widening the scope of the literature to alternatives to entrepreneurial orientation towards strategy, other forms of packaging, and through that, further exploration of the relation between networks and alliances and business models.

References:

Löfmarck A & Wolgast H. (2010). Studie av turismrelaterad näring i åtta skärgårdskommuner, Unpublished report to Stockholm County.Osterwalder, A. (2004). The Business Model Ontology – A Proposition in a Design Science Approach, Doctoral Thesis, l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de l’Université de Lausanne, Lausanne. Teece, D.J. (2010). Business Models, Business Strategy and Innovation, Long Range Planning, 43(2-3), 172-194. Tillväxtverket (2016) Fakta om Svensk Turism 2015, Stockholm: Tillväxtverket. Zott, C., Amit, R. & Massa, L. (2011). The Business Model: Recent Developments and Future Research, Journal of Management, 37(4), 1019-1042.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AIRTH, 2017
National Category
Economics and Business Educational Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34230 (URN)
Conference
Encuentros/AIRTH 2017 Conference, Portorož, Slovenia, March 23-25, 2017.
Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Onn, G. (2017). Using educational community engagement to understand the archipelago tourist. In: : . Paper presented at Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium 2017 (CBTS 2017), December, 13-16, 2017, Bruneck/Brunico, South Tyrol, Italy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using educational community engagement to understand the archipelago tourist
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background of the study While tourism in Stockholm is booming the little statistics that might serve as proxy indicates a standstill for the archipelago (Tillväxtverket 2016). Over the years, there has been some projects, e.g. Scandinavian Islands, Skärgårdssmak, and recently Hållbar Destinationsutveckling to get the businesses in the archipelago going. These seem not to have lasting impact and have preconceived solutions of the problems. The Central Baltic project Archipelago Business Development intends instead to inductively assess and address what problems entrepreneurs identify, systematising these in terms of business model development implications. A central feature of the project is also student participation, where university students om Finland and Sweden work with the problems in courses. Purpose of the study In terms of business strategy discussions, the infrastructural situation of the islanders, e.g. logistics, transportation and internet infrastructure, a configurational approach can be deepened, embellishing on the works like Wiklund & Shepherd (2005) assessing business performance based on the onstructs entrepreneurial orientation (Covin & Slevin, 1991), environmental dynamism (Miller, 1987a,b; Ketchen et al., 1993) and access to financial capital (Bourgeois, 1981; Zahra, 1991; Cooper et al., 1994, ). Also, the specific characteristics of the customers to the archipelago need to be addressed. The purpose of the study is to understand the entrepreneurs’ conception of tourist behaviour and its consequences for strategy. Methodology In an initial step, entrepreneurs are being tapped on their perceptions of customer behaviour through interviews and register data on actual tourist behaviour. For example in a course on business intelligence, students interview entrepreneurs, and then use the customers’ utilization of web based resources of one of the destinations is being used as base for students’ suggestions on destination approach to development issues. The project thus generates behavioural data, that can be assessed directly as well as indirectly through the entrepreneurs’ understanding. Results The project is not finished, so conclusive results are not at hand as of yet. Indications so far point in the direction that the rather large share of second home tourists are sceptical towards costly or peace- disturbing projects, which is in line with earlier findings (e.g. Löfgren, 1999), whereas occasional events have substantial attraction value. So far there has been limited data on occasional tourists, du to that high season has not been covered by the project yet. Expectations are here that it is more relevant to understand consumer behaviour from Belk’s (1988) idea that consumption patterns are best understood as identity building processes. Here preference for well-being is a hypothesised top candidate of travel motivation, based in preliminary interview data with entrepreneurs. The approach will also enable considering the geographical aspects of localisation and destination scale, which is not properly taken into consideration in the aforementioned model, as well as customer characteristics. The concept of environmental dynamics can be deeper understood, since many of the archipelago actors experience both high and low dynamism in different seasons. Since tourism generally is consumed as complex products, value architecture (Spieth & Schneider, 2016) and its implications for Coopetition (Bouncken & Fredrick, 2016a) and Business model innovation Bouncken & Fredrick, 2016b) will be further explored in other areas than ICT and Biotech SMEs. Conclusions, research implications and limitations As the project is not finished, there is not really grounds for drawing conclusions, and implications and limitations should also await the increased robustness available when the whole project is finished before evaluation. Of course, the shortcomings of idiosyncratic studies, like unclear representativeness of case studies, and volatility of values as well as memory problems affect on interview trustworthiness. References References Belk R.W. (1988). Possessions and the Extended Self. Journal of Consumer Research. 15(2), 139-168. Bouncken R.B., & Fredrick V. (2016a). Learning in coopetition: Alliance orientation, network size, and firm types. Journal of Business Research. 69(5), 1753–1758. Bouncken R.B., & Fredrick V. (2016b). Business model innovation in alliances: Successful configurations. Journal of Business Research, 69, 3584-3590. Bourgeois, L.J. (1981). On the measurement of organizational slack. Academy of Management Review. 6(1), 29–39. Cooper, A.C., Gimeno-Gascon, F.J., & Woo, C.Y. (1994). Initial human and financial capital as predictors of new venture performance. Journal of Business Venturing. 9, 371-395. Covin, J.G., & Slevin, D.P. (1991). A Conceptual Model of Entrepreneurship as Firm Behavior. Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Fall, 7-25. Ketchen, D.J.Jr., Thomas, J.B., & Snow, C.C. (1993) Organizational configurations and performance: a comparison of theoretical approaches. Academy of Managent Journal. 36(6), 1278–1313. Löfgren, O. (1999). On holiday: A history of vacationing, California studies in critical human geography, 6. Berkeley, Ca.: University of California Press Miller, D. (1987a). Strategy making and structure: analysis and implication for performance. Academy of Managent Journal. 30 (1), 7–32. Miller, D. (1987b). The structural and environmental correlates of business strategy. Strategic Management. Journal. 8(1), 55–76. Spieth, P., & Schneider, S. (2016). Business model innovativeness: Designing a formative measure for business model innovation. Journal of Business Economics. Special Issue Business Model Innovation and Transformation, 86(6), 671–696. Tillväxtverket (2016). Fakta om Svensk Turism 2015. Stockholm: Tillväxtverket. Wiklund, J. & Shepherd, D. (2005). Entrepreneurial orientation and small business performance: a configurational approach. Journal of Business Venturing. 20, 71–91.

Keywords
Educational Community Engagement; Archipelago tourism; Behavioural assessment
National Category
Economics and Business Educational Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34264 (URN)
Conference
Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium 2017 (CBTS 2017), December, 13-16, 2017, Bruneck/Brunico, South Tyrol, Italy
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-01-17Bibliographically approved
Onn, G. (2014). Om att styra självständighet. In: Jonna Hjertström Lappalainen, Ann-Sofie Köping Olsson & Tommy Larsson Segerlind (Ed.), Att lära en företagsekonom att tänka: (pp. 113-132). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om att styra självständighet
2014 (Swedish)In: Att lära en företagsekonom att tänka / [ed] Jonna Hjertström Lappalainen, Ann-Sofie Köping Olsson & Tommy Larsson Segerlind, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 113-132Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2014
Series
Södertörn Studies in Higher Education ; 6
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24760 (URN)978-91-87843-05-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-10-02 Created: 2014-10-02 Last updated: 2014-10-16Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G., Gustaf, O. & Zalamans, D. (2012). Community Engagement by an academic tourism department. Advances in Food, Hospitality and Tourism, 2(1), 52-75
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Community Engagement by an academic tourism department
2012 (English)In: Advances in Food, Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 2043-8907, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 52-75Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The importance of community engagement is debated by academics at universities and stakeholders in the higher education sector. Ideas from the EU-project Tailored Applied Research System Implementation are analysed to see how they can be implemented in an academic tourism department, and a community engagement model developed. Exploratory research is conducted using a qualitative method approach with case studies. Conclusions: 1. focused objectives for each stakeholder group which will be influenced by the tourism academy´s community engagement, 2. important prerequisites for the tourism academy engagement in the community and 3. potential co-creative actions, which the Tourism Department has possibilities to conduct.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University, 2012
Keywords
University community engagement; Tourism Department prerequisites; Tourism Department actions; University stakeholder objectives; Tourism academy; Tailored applied research, Turismvetenskap
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15454 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-20 Created: 2012-02-20 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved
Onn, G. (2012). Spheres and Dimensions of sustainability and their value conflicts. Advances in Food, Hospitality and Tourism, 2(1), 43-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spheres and Dimensions of sustainability and their value conflicts
2012 (English)In: Advances in Food, Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 2043-8907, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 43-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Agenda 21 model consists of economic, social, and ecological considerations, which are to be balanced for the sustainability concept to be applicable. However, the model is silent on how value conflicts within and between each sphere is handled. These conflicts are investigated in connection with temporal and place dimensions in the three spheres. Anecdotal empirical evidence indicates that three spheres are insufficient and that cultural heritage should be added. Models of sustainability should explicitly address issues of conservation and utilisation value. An attempt is made to integrate all these qualities into an integrated model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University, 2012
Keywords
Sustainability, Agenda 21, conflicting interests, intergeneration, intrageneration, Turismvetenskap
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15452 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-20 Created: 2012-02-20 Last updated: 2014-12-15Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G., Onn, G. & Zalamans, D. (2011). Case Studies of Tourism Education Development Through Community Engagement: Towards a Swedish Model Inspired by the EU-project TARSI. Insights, 4(5), 52-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Case Studies of Tourism Education Development Through Community Engagement: Towards a Swedish Model Inspired by the EU-project TARSI
2011 (English)In: Insights, ISSN 2029-1639, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 52-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The relation of educational and community engagement activities is explored in the EU-project Tailored Applied Research System Implementation via action research case studies. The important activities found are Assignments, Internship, Alumni, and Tourism Organisation and Business Contacts. Effectiveness is assessed as educational expediency, network building and labour market partnership. Problems include: lack of resources, and serving academic and community demands simultaneously may cause quality problems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Utena: Utenos Kolegija, 2011
Keywords
TARSI, Community engagement, Student assignments, Alumni, Business contacts, Internship, Turismvetenskap
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15189 (URN)
Projects
TARSI
Available from: 2012-01-31 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2016-09-15Bibliographically approved
Andersson, G., Onn, G. & Zalamans, D. (2011). Network action toolbox for an academic tourism department: a Swedish model inspired by the EU-project TARSI. Insights, 4(5), 39-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Network action toolbox for an academic tourism department: a Swedish model inspired by the EU-project TARSI
2011 (English)In: Insights, ISSN 2029-1639, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 39-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose is to consider ideas from the EU-project Tailored Applied Research System Implementation, and investigate network actions by an academic department. The theoretical framework's themes are educational pedagogy, course content, education openness, external assignment, contract courses, internships and network groups. An exploratory research with 9 case studies has been conducted using our own Tourism Department as the study object. It is important for academic departments to work with stakeholder related network actions organized into a tool box concept.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Utena: Utenos Kollegija, 2011
Keywords
University community engagement; action toolbox; academy network actions; university stakeholder; academic tourism department; tailored applied research, Turismvetenskap
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15193 (URN)
Projects
TARSI
Available from: 2012-01-31 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved
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