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  • Sustainability and justice: farm animals in rural tourism and lessons to be learned 

    Bertella, Giovanna (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-12)
    Farm animals are virtually ignored in tourism studies concerning sustainability and justice. This study argues that this conflicts with animal ethics and is a missed opportunity to reflect on sustainability and justice in tourism. It adopts an ecofeminist care ethics perspective and conducts autoethnographic research into farm animals, considered ‘silenced’ individuals belonging to a marginalised ...
  • A hands-on framework for the design and implementation of plant-based food experiences 

    Bertella, Giovanna; Brall, Vanessa; Berti, Lia (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2024)
    This chapter presents how to promote plant-based food consumption as both an ordinary and extraordinary experience. Studies on social, sustainability and experiential marketing are reviewed, and two cases in Arctic Norway are investigated that highlight the plant-based eating challenges of limited local production of vegetables and a dominant animal-based food culture. The cases concern a nonprofit ...
  • From propriety to validity in new ventures: A nine-year study of three startup companies 

    Oftedal, Elin Merethe; Foss, Lene; Rutherford, Matthew (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-01-10)
    New ventures introducing new technological innovations must, to survive, negotiate legitimacy with stakeholders who provide critical resources (e.g., Zimmerman and Zeitz, 2002). Legitimacy - “a generalized perception or assumption that the actions of an entity are desirable, proper, or appropriate within some socially constructed system of norms, values, beliefs, and definitions” (Suchman, 1995, p. ...
  • Using neural networks to examine trending keywords in Inventory Control 

    Sadowski, Adam; Sadowski, Michał; Engelseth, Per; Galar, Zbigniew; Skowron-Grabowska, Beata (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-10-27)
    Inventory control is one of the key areas of research in logistics. Using the SCOPUS database, we have processed 9,829 articles on inventory control using triangulation of statistical methods and machine learning. We have proven the usefulness of the proposed statistical method and Graph Attention Network (GAT) architecture for determining trend-setting keywords in inventory control research. ...
  • Impact of dynamic working capital management on operational efficiency: empirical evidence from Scandinavia 

    Yeboah, Samuel; Kjærland, Frode (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-01-16)
    Purpose - Consumer goods firms often tie up inventory and accounts receivable resources, creating cost and liquidity issues. Dynamic working capital management (DWCM) can mitigate these concerns and enhance operational profitability. The study investigates DWCM's impact on operational efficiency (OE).<p> <p>Design/methodology/approach - The empirical estimation uses pooled ordinary least squares ...
  • The role of leadership in organizational learning in multinational companies 

    Hekneby, Torbjørn; Olsen, Trude Høgvold (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-01-15)
    Purpose - This paper aims to conceptualize the role of leadership in organizational learning processes in multinational companies (MNCs). The authors present a model describing how managers in an MNC facilitated transitions between sub-processes of organizational learning at several organizational levels.<p> <p>Design/methodology/approach - The authors collected data from the plants of a global ...
  • Ville du spist denne bananen om den var sunn? 

    Alm, Siril; Borge, Baard Herman; Berg, Ane Norli; Ingebrigsten, Ingvild Marie Myrland; Rosanoff, Sara-Isabell (Chronicle; Kronikk, 2024-01-09)
    Vi nordmenn elsker banan. Så mye at de fleste av oss spiser hele 16 kilo hvert år. Men vi kaster også mye banan. Det er jo verken bra for pengeboka eller kloden, så hvordan kan vi løse dette problemet?
  • Unge voksne: Derfor kaster de brød 

    Alm, Siril; Elstad Stensgård, Aina; Andersen, Marcus Olling; Edvardsen, Charlotte; Velle, Torstein Aleksander; Karlsen, Johannes Martin (Chronicle; Kronikk, 2024-01-08)
    Brød er en viktig del av det norske kostholdet, og vi spiser i gjennomsnitt 60 kilo brød per person hvert år. Men vi kaster også mye brød, nesten 20 kilo hver person. Dette er jo verken bra for pengeboka eller miljøet, så hvordan kan vi redusere brødsvinnet?
  • Children and Youth at Risk in times of Transition. International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives 

    Ødegaard, Ingvill Constanze; Borge, Baard Herman; Kleinau, Elke (Book; Bok, 2023-12-04)
    Children and youth belong to one of the most vulnerable groups in societies. This was the case even before the current humanitarian crises around the world which led millions of people and families to flee from wars, terror, poverty and exploitation. Minors have been denied human rights such as access to education, food and health services. They have been kidnapped, sold, manipulated, mutilated, ...
  • Environmental values and self-identity as a basis for identifying seaweed consumer segments in the UK 

    Govaerts, Florent; Olsen, Svein Ottar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-12-26)
    Purpose - This study aimed to identify and profile segments of seaweed consumers in the United Kingdom.<p> <p>Design/methodology/approach - Hierarchical k-means cluster analysis was used to identify consumer segments based on consumers' self-identity and environmental values. In addition, the study used subjective knowledge, intentions and consumption to profile different consumer segments. The ...
  • The Dynamics of Pasture–Herbivores–Carnivores with Sigmoidal Density Dependent Harvesting 

    Bergland, Harald; Burlakov, Evgenii; Wyller, John Andreas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2023-09-19)
    We investigate biomass–herbivore–carnivore (top predator) interactions in terms of a tritrophic dynamical systems model. The harvesting rates of the herbivores and the top predators are described by means of a sigmoidal function of the herbivores density and the top predator density, respectively. The main focus in this study is on the dynamics as a function of the natural mortality and the maximal ...
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and regional economic resilience in northern Finland, Norway, and Sweden – bouncing back or not? 

    simonen, Jaakko; Moilanen, Mikko Antti; Kotila, Jemina; Lohtander, Joona; Westin, Lars; Østbye, Stein Eirik; Riepponen, Tapio; Svento, Rauli (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has been first and foremost a health crisis, but it has also had severe negative impacts on the global economy. It has shaken regional economies, especially labour markets, over the last two years. Arctic regions are no exception. The aim of this article is to analyse the regional economic impacts, as well as the recovery processes, of the COVID19 pandemic in Arctic 5 cities ...
  • How moral disengagement links to destination marketing organisations’ moral muteness in their sustainability communications 

    Vespestad, May Kristin; Hehir, Christy; Koivunen, Kati (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-11-13)
    If destination marketing organisations (DMOs) are to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, they have a moral responsibility to encourage the development of more sustainable tourism, to promote this to consumers and engage them to behave more sustainably. However, we know little about how these DMOs frame the sustainability discourses of their destinations or how they urge ...
  • Social Farmers’ Networking for Inclusive Tourism 

    Ferrara, Annapia; Ferrara, Concetta; Tomasi, Sabrina; Paviotti, Gigliola; Bertella, Giovanna; Cavicchi, Alessio (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023)
    Social entrepreneurship plays a key role in making tourism an inclusive activity. Literature on the topic is increasing but needs to pay more attention to collaboration, which is crucial for social enterprises. To overcome this gap, the research focuses on the impact that social entrepreneurs’ drivers and barriers towards collaboration might have on providing decent work in rural tourism. The research ...
  • “An echo of our parents”: Norway’s Legal Reckoning with Underage NS Collaborators 

    Borge, Baard Herman; Vaale, Lars-Erik (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2023-12-04)
    On 18 June, 1945 ,a 15½ year old boy, O.A.E. (born1929), was brought before the Stjørdal and Verdal court of inquiry together with his father. Both had spent two days in Vollan circuit jail and six weeks in Falstad internment camp on suspicion of criminal treason, as they during the German occupation had been members of the collaborationist party Nasjonal Samling (NS). According to the newspaper ...
  • Thinking and acting creatively for greater sustainability in academic conference tourism 

    Bertella, Giovanna; Castriotta, Manuel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-11-21)
    Creative thinking is crucial to address the sustainability challenge of academic conferences. Adopting a creativity lens, we explored the low-carbon initiatives and actions associated with an organizational studies conference in Italy. We relied on an action research approach that involved implementing one of the initiatives included in the study, interviews with key informants, and secondary data. ...
  • Praksisbasert utdanning - virkemiddel for å styrke entreprenørskap i rurale områder 

    Hagebakken, Grete; Reimers, Christian Schlaikjær; Solstad, Elsa Anita (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-10-05)
    Entreprenørskap er viktig for utviklingen i rurale regioner fordi det er et stort behov for å skape nye arbeidsplasser. Vår problemstilling er: Hvordan bidrar et akseleratorprogram til å møte behovene til oppstartsbedrifter i rurale regioner? I studien ønsker vi å frembringe et bilde av hvordan bedriftsdeltakere, eiere, prosjektledere og styringsgruppe opplever programmet. Vi konsentrerer oss om ...
  • Kunnskapsbaserte tjenester i kommunale sykehjem - idealer og realiteter 

    Nordahl-Pedersen, Hilde; Dreyer Fredriksen, Sven Tore; Kassah, Bente Lilljan Lind; Tingvoll, Wivi-Ann (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023)
    Nasjonale myndigheter legger vekt på at tjenestene som utøves i helse- og omsorgstjenesten skal være kunnskapsbaserte.
  • The impact of environmental taxes on transportation and storage enterprises´ development - the case of balkan countries 

    Sadowski, Adam; Misztal, Anna; Kowalska, Magdalena; Jędrzejczak, Ryszard; Engelseth, Per; Bujak, Andrzej; Skowron-Grabowska, Beata (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-09-19)
    Sustainable development counteracts climate change and strives for a good quality of life. It is a development based on economic, social and environmental goals which should be evaluated. Environmental taxes have to ensure enterprises’ development follows sustainability principles. The basis of environmental taxes is a physical unit of harmful substance emissions with a proven negative impact on the ...
  • A segmentation of fish consumers based on quantity and type of fish: Insights from the Swedish market 

    Armbrecht, John; Lundberg, Erik; Skallerud, Kåre (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2023-10-06)
    The primary objective of this study is to elucidate the underlying factors contributing to the observed differences in fish consumption patterns. To accomplish this, a segmentation analysis was conducted on a representative sample of 2207 individuals from Sweden based on the dual dimensions of both the volume and variety of fish ingested. By scrutinizing these facets, the aim is to gain deeper ...

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