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  • Governance in the High North: Rhetoric vs reality in the Barents region 

    Bourmistrov, Anatoli; Johansen, Svein Tvedt (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    This special issue of Barents Studies attempts to contribute to a better understanding of the role of local governance in strategic development of the High North, with examples from the Barents Region. The High North regions have gained increased attention for their natural resources (including fish, oil, gas, minerals, tourist destinations, new transport solutions, and digital infrastructure), for ...
  • Consuming food in pre-industrial Korean travel: approaching from Veblen´s conspicuous consumption 

    Lee, Young-Sook (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-02-02)
    The chapter considered Thorstein Veblen’s description of conspicuous consumption in the context of consuming food while travelling. Travelogues from pre-industrial Korean society were used for the data in the chapter, employing critical discourse analysis. The identified meanings were subsequently reflected on Veblen’s conspicuous consumption. Two embedded notions of instrumental and intrinsic values ...
  • The art of untangling: High North SME board directors' challenges in understanding strategy, control, and service tasks 

    Fjellvær, Hilde; Olsen, Trude Høgvold; Solstad, Elsa (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Boards of directors represent an important, but understudied, resource for business development of High North SMEs. We studied board director perceptions of what constitutes the most important board tasks and which activities each major task actually involved. We followed a local board development project with participants from several industries and companies in Northern Norway over a two-year ...
  • Towards successful digital transformation through co-creation: a longitudinal study of a four-year implementation of digital monitoring technology in residential care for persons with dementia 

    Dugstad, Janne H; Eide, Tom; Nilsen, Etty Ragnhild; Eide, Hilde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-10)
    <i>Background</i>: Implementation of digital monitoring technology systems is considered beneficial for increasing the safety and quality of care for residents in nursing homes and simultaneously improving care providers’ workflow. Co-creation is a suitable approach for developing and implementing digital technologies and transforming the service accordingly. This study aimed to identify the ...
  • Learning to face global food challenges through tourism experiences 

    Bertella, Giovanna; Vidmar, Benjamin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-26)
    <i>Purpose</i> – The purpose of this paper is to provoke reflections on the potential contribution of food tourism experiences to achieving the sustainable development goals for eradicating hunger and malnutrition.<p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i> – In line with the creative analytic practice in scientific inquiry, this study develops and discusses a futuristic scenario inspired by a ...
  • The relationship between the firm's social media strategy and the consumers' engagement behavior in aviation 

    Sigurdsson, Valdimar; Larsen, Nils Magne; Sigfussdottir, Arna Dogg; Fagerstrøm, Asle; Alemu, Mohammed H.; Folwarczny, Michal; Foxall, Gordon R. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-05)
    Social media platforms constitute a new frontline for brands to build relationships with their customers. Nevertheless, the literature on social media engagement behavior is unidimensional, as it focuses on customer engagement while neglecting the customer's influence on managerial decisions. The current paper goes a step further by applying the theory of the marketing firm (TMF). We investigated ...
  • Attitudes and intentional reactions towards mariculture development - local residents' perspective 

    Armbrecht, John; Skallerud, Kåre (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-22)
    Aquaculture (i.e., farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and aquatic plants) is playing an increasingly important role in the global food supply. The contribution of aquaculture to total fish production has risen steadily, reaching 44% in 2014 (Moffitt and Cajas-Cano, 2014). The future growth of aquaculture is expected to help accomplish the Sustainable Development ...
  • Preference for local food as a matter of helping behaviour: Insights from Norway 

    Skallerud, Kåre; Wien, Anders Hauge (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-02)
    Consumption of local food is a fast-growing trend supported by local food advocates and governments. This trend has also captured the interest of researchers. The present study draws from the foundational principles of the theoretical perspective of helping behaviour with a view to enhancing the understanding of why people buy local food. This article tests a conceptual framework with proposed ...
  • Who are the future seaweed consumers in a Western society? Insights from Australia 

    Birch, Dawn; Skallerud, Kåre; Paul, Nicholas A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-09)
    <i>Purpose</i>: The purpose of this paper is to profile the consumers who are likely to eat seaweed products in Australia.<p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i>: The study was conducted as an online survey among 521 Australian consumers. Binary logistic regression modelling was used to profile the consumers.<p> <p><i>Findings</i>: The paper identifies education, familiarity, food ...
  • The design and implementation of driving time regulation 

    Bergland, Harald; Pedersen, Pål Andreas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-21)
    Our object of study is welfare optimal driving time regulations in professional road transportation. Due to fatigue, traffic accident risks are supposed to increase as driving times rise. Conversely, the quantity and quality of road infrastructure affect productivity and safety in transportation positively. As the typical driver does not bear all the social costs when accidents happen, in the absence ...
  • Policy Support for Women Entrepreneurs' Access to Financial Capital: Evidence from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and the United States 

    Coleman, Susan; Henry, Colette; Orser, Barbara; Foss, Lene; Welter, Friederike (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-22)
    This cross‐country study documents policies and practices designed to increase women entrepreneurs’ access to financial capital in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and the United States. Drawing on feminist theory, we examine assumptions of policy alongside the eligibility criteria, rules and regulations of practices. Our findings reveal that four of the five country policies examined were predicated ...
  • Creativity in Science - Scientific Essay 

    Strøm, Heidi Angell (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-13)
    Modern science is expected to generate new knowledge and understanding. In this scientific essay, I wish to explore the field of creativity in science by contributing a theoretical perspective on creativity and the creative process, which will include exemplifying different factors that promote or inhibit creativity, as well as reflecting on creativity in my own research project. In addition, I ...
  • Open-mindedness and adaptive business style: Competences that contribute to building relationships in dissimilar export markets 

    Alteren, Gro; Tudoran, Ana Alina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    <p><i>Purpose - </i>The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of relational competences, such as open-mindedness and the ability to adapt business style, in developing trustworthy relationships through communication in the export markets in different cultural contexts. <p><i>Design/methodology/approach - </i>The analysis is performed on survey-based data from a sample consisting of 39.9 ...
  • What Determines the Purchase Intention of Liquid Milk during a Food Security Crisis? The Role of Perceived Trust, Knowledge, and Risk 

    Hoque, Mohammed Ziaul; Alam, Md Nurul (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-16)
    Until today, inadequate food supply, malnutrition, food adulteration, etc., are still the key concern in developing economies. In order to address these issues of food security crisis, and to stimulate a sustainable supply of liquid milk (LM), a consumer behavior model was created, in which consumers’ perceived knowledge, trust and risk were the major catalysts. To shed light on this context, the ...
  • Guilt-free pleasures: how premium and luxury influence regret 

    Lyons, Sarah Joy; Wien, Anders Hauge; Altintzoglou, Themistoklis (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2019)
    <p><i>Purpose</i>: The purpose of this study was to investigate how a consumer’s intention to purchase a premium or luxury product influences the anticipated regret and guilt.</p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i>: A 2 × 2 × 2 between-subjects design (label: premium versus luxury × prior event: success versus failure × product type: hedonic versus utilitarian) on guilt and regret was ...
  • Prey-Predator Interactions in Two and Three Species Population Models 

    Wikan, Arild; Kristensen, Ørjan (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-17)
    Discrete nonlinear two and three species prey-predator models are considered. Focus is on stability and nonstationary behaviour. Regarding the two species model, depending on the fecundity of the predator, we show that the transfer from stability to instability goes through either a supercritical flip or a supercritical Neimark-Sacker bifurcation and moreover that there exist multiple attractors in ...
  • Who's at risk in the backcountry? Effects of individual characteristics on hypothetical terrain choices 

    Mannberg, Andrea; Hendrikx, Jordy; Landrø, Markus; Ahrland Stefan, Martin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-18)
    We use data from an online survey in Norway (N = 467, 73% male; age: M = 34, SD = 10.07) to analyze hypothetical choices in hazardous avalanche terrain. We further analyze differences in stated preference for and willingness to accept to ski relatively risky terrain. Our results suggest that risk attitudes and perception constitute important determinants for hypothetical terrain choices. We further ...
  • Who Eats Seaweed? An Australian Perspective 

    Birch, Dawn; Skallerud, Kåre; Paul, Nicholas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-12-14)
    Current seaweed consumption and attitudes and preferences toward seaweed food products in a Western society are investigated to inform the seaweed industry regarding product development and marketing strategies. A national survey of 521 Australian consumers was conducted. About 75% of respondents had eaten seaweed; however, only 37% had consumed seaweed regularly over the past 12 months. Key drivers ...
  • Present and future temporal profiles and their relationship to health intentions and behaviors: A test on a Norwegian general population sample 

    Pozolotina, Tatiana; Olsen, Svein Ottar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-13)
    We investigated the temporal profiles of a Norwegian general population sample and their relation to health behaviors and intentions. The profiles were based on variables from the present and future dimensions of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI), the Consideration of Future Consequences Scale (CFCS), and the combination of both scales. The analysis revealed that there were only two ...
  • The role of perceived values in explaining Vietnamese consumers' attitude and intention to adopt mobile commerce 

    Khoi, Nguyen Huu; Tuu, Ho Huy; Olsen, Svein Ottar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    <p><i>Purpose</i>: The purpose of this paper is to discuss and test the direct and indirect effects of utilitarian, hedonic and social values integrated into the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to achieve a deeper understanding of consumers’ intention to adopt mobile commerce (MC) in the context of a developing country, Vietnam.</p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i>: Based on self-administered ...

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