​Geographic location affects firm renewal

News   •   Feb 01, 2018 10:01 GMT

In a time where technical development and other changes are happening at a fast pace, companies are having a hard time standing out in a tough global competition. What makes or breaks companies in the strive to compete within their markets? In a new PhD thesis in economics from Jönköping International Business School, Tina Wallin has analyzed how regional characteristics can affect firm renewal.


Knowledge and location – success factors for new firms

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2018 09:00 GMT

In a new PhD thesis from Jönköping International Business School at Jönköping University, Mark Bagley has studied the ICT business in Stockholm to draw conclusions about the role of knowledge networks in the emergence and persistence of industrial clusters.


Global discussion about IT in tourism

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2018 08:00 GMT

83 PhD students from 24 countries will gather at Jönköping International Business School on 23 January for a workshop on eTourism. The workshop is held in connection to the 25th annual ENTER conference, taking place in Jönköping on 24-26 January.


Sharing design knowledge

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 10:00 GMT

To adapt a product according to new customer needs, it is necessary to understand the reasons behind the design decisions that were made for the original product. In a new PhD thesis from School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Morteza Poorkiany presents methods to capture, structure and share design rationale during the product development process.


A step forward for the light metal of the future

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2017 11:00 GMT

Magnesium is an emerging light metal, but there are still challenges to be solved to make the metal useful in a broader spectrum of applications. With her doctoral thesis about one of the most common magnesium alloys, Hoda Dini at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University, takes the magnesium research one step further.


Patient accessible health records – divergent views

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 09:03 GMT

Sweden aims to be number one in the world in eHealth in 2025, according to the Vision for eHealth 2025 from the Swedish government. In a new PhD thesis from Jönköping International Business School, Sofie Wass describes how patients and healthcare professionals experience eHealth, and prerequisites to realize eHealth innovations.


Under the Microscope: News Commenting and News Sharing Through Social Media

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2017 08:16 GMT

New technology has given us new opportunities to participate in the media landscape. In a PhD thesis from the School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University, Susanne Almgren has studied the relationship between users and news producers online.


Organizations under pressure synergize to survive

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2017 13:46 GMT

What happens to the integrity and core values of an organization when it is under pressure? In a new thesis from Jönköping University, Sara Ekberg investigates how organizations within the newspaper industry respond to challenges and opportunities.


World-class research in Jönköping

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 06:39 GMT

​A new independent report shows that Jönköping International Business School ranks first in Europe and second worldwide in entrepreneurship research.


Towards a future where machines understand us

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2017 07:30 GMT

In most respects, the web and its possibilities have evolved far beyond what most people thought was possible. In other respects, we have only just scratched the surface. In a new PhD thesis, Karl Hammar is finding models that can take the internet to the next step.

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