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  • Assessing the Learning Outcomes of Food-related Educational Tourism Events for University Students: The Case of the International Student Competition of Fermo, Italy 

    Tomasi, Sabrina; Cavicchi, Alessio; Paviotti, Gigliola; Bertella, Giovanna; Santini, Cristina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-30)
    This paper examines the International Student Competition on Place Brand­ing and Mediterranean Diet held in Fermo, Italy, in the context of the devel­opment of rural areas. This one-week food-related educational programme was organised by the University of Macerata’s Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism in collaboration with The Piceno Laboratory on the Mediterranean Diet, a local ...
  • Growth Strategy of a Rural Business School: Sustainable Implementation of Online Studies 

    Bertheussen, Bernt Arne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-29)
    This case study, which uses interventionist action research methodology, first describes key elements of the online business model which was implemented at a business school in Arctic Norway. The aim of the business model intervention was to create a growth in student influx. Next, the study examines the actual impact of the intervention in terms of number of online applicants over the last decade. ...
  • Economic drivers for the Chinese tourists 

    Xie, Jinghua; Tveterås, Sigbjørn Landazuri (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-02)
    Asia, particularly China, has become an attractive market that receives much attention in the Norwegian tourism industry. This raises relevant questions about the sustainability of the Chinese tourism boom. If the Norwegian tourism industry increasingly targets this rapidly growing market with larger investments, it should respond to the prospects of long-term growth. Such prospects hinge on the ...
  • Investigation of the influence of product variety on inventories in hospitals 

    Aravazhi, Agaraoli; Helgheim, Berit; Jæger, Bjørn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2020-05-10)
    The literature on product variety provides great insights into various businesses. However, little research has been conducted on product variety in the healthcare industry. This study aims to explore the influence of product variety on inventory in hospitals. Since most hospitals are known to replenish products using a homegrown ad-hoc system, a model is developed for exploring all possible ...
  • Stretching the Rule of Law: How the Norwegian resistance movement influenced the provisional treason decrees of the exile government, 1944-1945 

    Borge, Baard Herman; Vaale, Lars-Erik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-16)
    This article examines the role of the Norwegian resistance movement ‘Hjemmefronten’ (the Home Front, HF) as a political interest group during the exile government’s formulation of provisional laws meant for the postwar reckoning with Norwegian collaborators and foreign war criminals. The article argues that the resistance through its judicial committee in Oslo had a decisive impact on the final ...
  • The Exploitation-exploration Dilemma of Fishing Vessels with Institutionally Protected Quota Shares 

    Hannevig, Hilde; Bertheussen, Bernt Arne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-16)
    It is an established “truth” in the literature that a company which restricts itself to utilize existing resources without exploring new business opportunities is doomed to fail in the long run. An underlying premise for the claim is that the competition arena is dynamic and organized according to free competition principles. This study, however, examines whether it is more profitable for a fishing ...
  • The economic determinants of tourism seasonality: A case study of the Norwegian tourism industry 

    Xie, Jinghua (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-26)
    Since seasonality has long been recognized as one of the most critical problems in the tourism industry, many studies have been conducted to investigate its reasons. Nevertheless, almost all the studies focus on climate and institutional reasons, ignoring the possible economic determinants. In this study, we use econometric models to estimate how economic factors such as tourist’s income, the relative ...
  • Consumers' knowledge discrepancy and confusion in intent to purchase farmed fish 

    Hoque, Mohammed Ziaul (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-05-01)
    <i>Purpose</i> - The purpose of the paper is to examine the influence of consumers' perceived knowledge, knowledge discrepancy and confusion on the intention to purchase farmed fish (FF) via a survey design regarding perceptions, buying and consumption practices of urban households in Chittagong, Bangladesh.<p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i> - The samples of 498 households were selected ...
  • Understanding the Influence of Belief and Belief Revision on Consumers’ Purchase Intention of Liquid Milk 

    Hoque, Mohammed Ziaul; Hossan, Mohammad Akter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-04-01)
    An unsustainable milk value chain can make consumers’ retention of preferences fragile, leading to a reduction in belief. One of the major ways of changing this belief is “belief revision” which accounts an interaction between a change in an individual’s preference with reference to its source and a belief expectancy and affects consumers’ behavioral intentions effectively. As there is little research ...
  • A segmentation of residents' attitudes towards mariculture development in Sweden 

    Skallerud, Kåre; Armbrecht, John (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-30)
    The farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and aquatic plants, is regarded as a promising strategy for local development (Cai et al., 2010; Cai et al., 2006; Costa-Pierce, 2016). Fresh water aquaculture is the dominant form of fish farming in Asia and is the largest component of China's aquaculture production (FAO, 2014). Mariculture, or marine aquaculture, has expanded ...
  • Legitimacy for Sustainability: A Case of A Strategy Change for An Oil and Gas Company 

    Jaber, Tahrir; Oftedal, Elin Merethe (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-10)
    This study introduces and validates a measure of a company’s institutional profile for sustainability. It uses institutional theory as a lens to understand the factors that legitimize the adoption of renewable energy activities in an oil and gas company. The three institutional dimensions used in this study are regulative, normative and cognitive, which aimed to measure legitimacy in an oil and gas ...
  • The disappearance of the sea sámi as a cultural display category: Assimilation policies and the role of industrial expositions 

    Baglo, Cathrine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-28)
    While the Sea Sámi had a prominent position in an industrial exposition held in Tromsø in northern Norway in 1870, this category of display was no longer present in an industrial exposition held in the same city in 1894. In this article I explore this change and how the display of Sámi culture at the Tromsø expositions fit into a larger societal picture. Moreover, I argue that the creation of material ...
  • Hva forklarer sjømatforbruk i Iran? 

    Ardebili, Aida Tabarroky; Skallerud, Kåre; Rickertsen, Kyrre; Zamandaraeh, Zara (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-26)
    Formålet med artikkelen er å kartlegge iranske forbrukeres holdninger til sjømat, deres kjøpsatferd og betalingsvillighet for sjømat. Dette gjøres gjennom to surveyundersøkelser av konsumenter i Teheran. Oppdrettet iransk regnbueørret spises mye, og smak er viktig. Norsk laks oppfattes som god i smak, ernæringsrik og bekvemmelig. Dette kan brukes i markedsføringen av laks, som imidlertid oppfattes ...
  • Hedge Funds as a Diversification Vehicle 

    Mikkelsen, Andreas; Kjærland, Frode; Henriksen, Tom Erik Sønsteng (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2019-10-01)
    This study evaluates the out-of-sample diversification benefits of including hedge fund indexes in global stock-bond portfolios. The topic is investigated by assessing several asset allocation strategies from 1998 to 2016. Interestingly, the findings show, in general, no significant increase in performance when hedge funds are included in a portfolio, compared to a well-diversified portfolio as ...
  • Strategic investments in catch capacity and quotas: How costly is a mismatch for a firm? 

    Bertheussen, Bernt Arne; Xie, Jinghua; Vassdal, Terje (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-08)
    Despite improved fisheries management, overcapacity is still a major issue in fisheries worldwide. This study investigates the economic effect of a mismatch between catch capacity and quota holdings on the economic performance of fishing boats operating in a system of Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) system. Based on the data of 71 fishing vessels, which constitute the entire fleet of Norwegian seagoing ...
  • Global effect of urban sprawl, industrialization, trade and economic development on carbon dioxide emissions 

    Sarkodie, Samuel Asumadu; Owusu, Phebe Asantewaa; Leirvik, Thomas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-05)
    Significant progress has been made towards mitigating climate change and its impacts across countries. However, the transboundary effect of CO<sub>2</sub> emissions means that excluding the actions and inactions of certain countries and territories that escalate emissions is alarming. On this note, we examined the heterogeneous contribution of immediate and underlying drivers of emissions across 206 ...
  • Nursing staff’s evaluation of facilitators and barriers during implementation of wireless nurse call systems in residential care facilities. A cross-sectional study 

    Dugstad, Janne H; Sundling, Vibeke; Nilsen, Etty Ragnhild; Eide, Hilde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-04)
    <i>Background</i> - Traditional nurse call systems used in residential care facilities rely on patients to summon assistance for routine or emergency needs. Wireless nurse call systems (WNCS) offer new affordances for persons unable to actively or consciously engage with the system, allowing detection of hazardous situations, prevention and timely treatment, as well as enhanced nurse workflows. ...
  • The heterogeneity of shoppers’ supermarket behaviors based on the use of carrying equipment 

    Larsen, Nils Magne; Sigurdsson, Valdimar; Breivik, Jørgen; Orquin, Jacob Lund (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-28)
    Research on in-store behavior has largely focused on shoppers with carts. In a study involving 15 stores and a total of 3540 shoppers, we document that only 20 percent of shoppers actually use shopping carts, while 28 percent use baskets and 51 percent use no carrying equipment. To better understand the role of carrying equipment, we collected data in a second study from 635 complete shopping trips ...
  • Utvannet tørrfisk som middagsrett 

    Birkestrand, Cato Olsen; Gotliebsen, Melissa; Olsen, Svein Ottar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-04)
    Utvannet tørrfisk er et relativt nytt produkt for norske forbrukere. Mens utvannet tørrfisk i økende grad serveres på restaurant, har omsetningen gjennom dagligvarehandelen gått saktere. Formålet med denne studien har vært å avdekke forbrukeres forventninger og erfaringer ved tilberedning av utvannet tørrfisk hjemme. 115 respondenter fikk utlevert et middagsprodukt av utvannet tørrfisk for tilberedning ...
  • Responsible research and innovation: a systematic review of the literature and its applications to regional studies 

    Thapa, Rajan Kumar; Iakovleva, Tatiana Aleksandrovna; Foss, Lene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-14)
    While innovation should be about socioeconomic transformation of society, concerns have been raised about its negative externalities including growing disparities within and between regions. Arguably, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) offers a potential solution to address these concerns. However, in theory, its conceptualization and operationalization remain ambiguous. Further, in practice, ...

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