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  • Keep on fighting: The dynamics of head starts in all-pay auctions 

    Clark, Derek J.; Nilssen, Tore (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-22)
    We investigate a model of a series of contests in which a contestant's past and present success gives a head start over a rival in the future. How this advantage from winning affects contestants' efforts, whether the laggard gives up or keeps on fighting, and how the head start develops over time, are key issues. We find that the expected effort of the laggard will always be higher than the rival ...
  • The reciprocal aspect of the experience value: tourists and residents celebrating weddings in the rural village of Petritoli (Italy) 

    Bertella, Giovanna; Cavicchi, Alessio; Bentini, Teresa (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-28)
    The purpose of this study is to focus on the experience value of tourism in those cases where tourists and residents experience a closer interaction with each other. The aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the concept of experience value in terms of reciprocality and relations-building. Drawing upon central concepts from the co-creation literature, tourist–resident interactions ...
  • Business Models and Sustainability in Nature Tourism: A Systematic Review of the Literature 

    Sahebalzamani, Samira; Bertella, Giovanna (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-10)
    This study explores the business model literature within nature tourism, focuses on its sustainability-related aspects, and adopts some of the results of the literature review by Reinhold et al. The research questions concern how scholars use and operationalize the business model concept in the context of nature tourism, and to what extent sustainability-related aspects are included and discussed. ...
  • Women's entrepreneurship policy: a 13 nation cross-country comparison 

    Henry, Colette; Orser, Barbara; Coleman, Susan; Foss, Lene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    <p><i>Purpose</i>: Government attention to women’s entrepreneurship has increased in the past two decades; however, there are few cross-cultural studies to inform policy development. This paper aims to draw on gender and institutional theory to report on the status of female-focused small and medium-sized enterprises/entrepreneurship policies and to ask how – and to what extent – do women’s ...
  • Evoking premiumness: How color-product congruency influences premium evaluations 

    Lyons, Sarah Joy; Wien, Anders Hauge (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-10-13)
    Green is commonly used in marketing to evoke utilitarian and environmental cues, whereas red is regularly found on food logos to induce arousal and excitement. This paper investigates how these colors may contribute to consumer evaluations of premiumness through congruence and incongruence between the marketing message and color on product packages. The literature suggests that, although congruence ...
  • Differences in international opportunity identification between native and immigrant entrepreneurs 

    Vinogradov, Evgueni; Jørgensen, Eva Jenny Benedikte (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-12-07)
    The aim of this study is to understand more about how identification of international opportunities differs between native and immigrant entrepreneurs. Based on a survey of 116 immigrant and 864 native Norwegian entrepreneurs with newly registered firms, we show that immigrant entrepreneurs are more likely to identify international opportunities than native entrepreneurs are. We reveal important ...
  • How police leaders learn to lead 

    Filstad, Cathrine; Karp, Tom; Glomseth, Rune (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-06)
    This article examines how Norwegian police leaders learn to lead and what constitutes police practices. Twenty-seven police leaders were shadowed during and interviewed about their daily practices of policing. We found that police leaders learn foremost through their experiences by practising leadership within the context of police culture. We therefore argue for a shift from teaching to acknowledging ...
  • Whale Watching in Norway Caught Between More Traditional Hunting Canons and the Lucrative Promise of Seismic Airguns 

    Bertella, Giovanna; Vester, Heike Iris (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-09-01)
    This research note concerns the role of whale-watching tourism providers in the debate over protection of the marine environment. The case reported is about northern Norwegian whale-watching organizations. Based on the analysis of local newspapers and on the direct experience of one member of our research team, this research note concludes that the whale-watching companies, and more in general the ...
  • Learning to learn differently 

    Olsen, Trude Høgvold; Glad, Tone; Filstad, Cathrine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    <p><i>Purpose</i>: This paper aims to investigate whether the formal and informal learning patterns of community health-care nurses changed in the wake of a reform that altered their work by introducing new patient groups, and to explore whether conditions in the new workplaces facilitated or impeded shifts in learning patterns.</p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i>: Data were collected ...
  • Patterns of Vietnamese buying behaviors on luxury branded products 

    Tuu, Ho Huy; Olsen, Svein Ottar; Cong, Le Chi (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    <p><i>Purpose</i>: The purpose of this paper is to discuss and test the combined effects of openness to experience (OE) and power, and the moderator effects of social norms (SN) and perceived resources on the choice of luxury attributes for branded products in Vietnam.</p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i>: Based on a self-administered survey data of 207 Vietnamese consumers, a structural ...
  • Analyzing the returns of the first transaction satisfaction on intention to purchase and willingness to pay: Evidence for new food products 

    Tudoran, Ana Alina; Olsen, Svein Ottar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-12-22)
    The present study sheds light on the kind of relationships that link first transaction consumer satisfaction (CS), purchase intention (PI), and willingness to pay (WTP) for new food products. The article presents a comparative evaluation of linear and nonlinear quadratic and cubic specifications used to assess the relationships involved. The study uses empirical evidence from three product-testing ...
  • The meaning of institutional logics for performance assessment in boards of municipal companies 

    Olsen, Trude Høgvold; Solstad, Elsa; Torsteinsen, Harald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-11)
    Municipal companies are hybrid organizations hosting multiple institutional logics operating at the interface between the public and private sector. The authors present a new analytical framework inspired by the institutional logics perspective, which can improve our understanding of how performance assessment in municipal corporate boards develops as they navigate between the interests of the owner, ...
  • Influence of packaging attributes on consumer evaluation of fresh cod 

    Heide, Morten; Olsen, Svein Ottar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-03-03)
    Packaging attributes have an important role in attracting consumer attention, creating expectations and influencing food choice. In this study, conjoint and cluster analysis were used to investigate the importance of visual attributes (packaging shape and colour) and informational attributes (freshness indicators, shelf life and freshness statements, convenience and taste information) for fresh cod. ...
  • Attribute importance segmentation of Norwegian seafood consumers:The inclusion of salient packaging attributes 

    Olsen, Svein Ottar; Tuu, Ho Huu; Grunert, Klaus G. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-29)
    The main purpose of this study is to identify consumer segments based on the importance of product attributes when buying seafood for homemade meals on weekdays. There is a particular focus on the relative importance of the packaging attributes of fresh seafood. The results are based on a representative survey of 840 Norwegian consumers between 18 and 80 years of age. This study found that taste, ...
  • Improving management accounting education through the use of interventionist action research 

    Bertheussen, Bernt Arne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    The purpose of the present study was to improve management accounting education through teacher initiated curriculum innovations using interventionist action research methodology. To achieve this goal, I (the teacher and researcher) designed and implemented a digital feedback system and a digital assessment system in an undergraduate finance course at a business school. The feedback system, which ...
  • Adoption of alternative fuel vehicles: Influence from neighbors, family and coworkers 

    Jansson, Johan; Pettersson, Thomas; Mannberg, Andrea; Brännlund, Runar; Lindgren, Urban (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07)
    During the last years, many governments have set targets for increasing the share of biofuels in the transportation sector. Understanding consumer behavior is essential in designing policies that efficiently increase the uptake of cleaner technologies. In this paper we analyze adopters and non-adopters of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). We use diffusion of innovation theory and the established ...
  • Tracing Shintoism in Japanese nature-based domestic tourism experiences 

    Lee, Young-Sook; Sakuno, Seiichi; Prebensen, Nina K.; Kimura, Kazuhiko (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-12)
    This study explores into Japanese cultural meaning of nature. The paper studies Japanese domestic tourists to a mountain trail near Tokyo. East Asian concept of nature distinctively identifies itself as a unity between nature and humanity. To gain a more defining understanding of Shintoism-inspired meaning of nature, we surveyed on the meaning of nature, experiences and benefits sought and ...
  • Tourism Initiatives Developed through Collaboration with Foreign Organizations: The Emergence of Responsible Practices in Cuba 

    Bertella, Giovanna; Rossi Romanelli, Cecilia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-07)
    This study concerns tourism initiatives by foreign organizations and their contributions to the emergence of responsible tourism in Cuba. Using the framework of Community Benefit Tourism Initiatives, this study investigates the local actors’ and the foreign organizations’ perspective on responsible tourism, the processes of planning and developing tourism initiatives, their implementation and ...
  • Reply to ‘Swim encounters with Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) off Northern Norway: interactive behaviours directed towards Human Divers and Snorkellers obtained from opportunistic underwater video recordings' 

    Bertella, Giovanna; Acquarone, Mario (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08-29)
    This is a reply to the research note ‘Swim Encounters with Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) off Northern Norway: Interactive Behaviours directed towards Human Divers and Snorkellers obtained from Opportunistic Underwater Video Recordings’ by C. Pagel, M. Scheer and M. Lück published on the Journal of Ecotourism in the December 2016 issue. This research note gives us the opportunity to reflect on the ...
  • An eco-feminist perspective on the co-existence of different views of seals in leisure activities 

    Bertella, Giovanna (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-15)
    This study adopts an eco-feminist perspective and investigates leisure activities involving seals occurring in the area of Tromsø, an Arctic town in Norway. The aim is to contribute to the discussion of the existence of various conceptualisations of wild animals, with particular attention to their implications in terms of animal welfare and wellbeing, and the promotion of specific ways we as ...

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