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Anna Karin Olsson

Universitetslektor

Staff member at Division of Business Administration.

Conducts research in social sciences, economics and business, business administration.


Read more about my research on our Swedish website.


Publications


A Nordic Perspective on Co‐Operation for Sustainable Destination and Regional Development

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A Nordic Perspective on Co‐Operation for Sustainable Destination and Regional Development

This research report contributes to a Nordic perspective on co-operation for sustainable destination- and regional development based on studies...

A tourist attraction's members : Their motivations, relations and roles

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A tourist attraction's members : Their motivations, relations and roles

Active participating consumers are present as members at tourist attractions. This explorative case study aims to deepen the understanding of the...

Approaches to inclusive networking in place development : an illustration from six smaller Scandinavian cities

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Approaches to inclusive networking in place development : an illustration from six smaller Scandinavian cities

The aim of this study is to further explore and deepen research in place development with focus on inclusive networking related to renewal processe...

Att utveckla Lysekils centrum tillsammans : utmaningar och möjligheter

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Att utveckla Lysekils centrum tillsammans : utmaningar och möjligheter

Denna studie designades och analyserades av Högskolan Väst 2016-2017. Undersökningen kompletterar den besökar- och boendestudie som Högskolan Väst...

Bachelor students in research projects : boosting WIL and University-Society Collaboration

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Bachelor students in research projects : boosting WIL and University-Society Collaboration

Drawing from the experiences of student projects organized and developed in accordance with work integrated learning, this paper contributes to the...

Besökar- och boendestudie i Lysekil sensommaren 2016

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Besökar- och boendestudie i Lysekil sensommaren 2016

En studie av besökare och boende i Lysekil genomfördes med 279 svarande respondenter under tiden 26 juli - 14 september 2016. Syftet med studien va...

Besökar- och boendestudie i Lysekil sommaren 2017

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Besökar- och boendestudie i Lysekil sommaren 2017

Denna studie designades och analyserades av Högskolan Väst 2016-2017. Undersökningen kompletterar den besökar- och boendestudie som Högskolan Väst...

Canals, Rivers and Lakes as Experiencescapes : Destination Development Based on Strategic Use of Inland Water

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Canals, Rivers and Lakes as Experiencescapes : Destination Development Based on Strategic Use of Inland Water

Earlier studies show that there is an increasing interest in exploration and (re)development of waterways sites with surrounding areas used for...

Challenges of collaboration in old townscapes

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Challenges of collaboration in old townscapes

Challenges of collaboration in old townscapes Contemporary cities are increasingly viewing cultural/heritage tourism as an area of tourism with gre...

Conceptualizing University-Society Collaboration : A Literature Review Focusing on Drivers of Collaboration

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Conceptualizing University-Society Collaboration : A Literature Review Focusing on Drivers of Collaboration

Collaboration and learning are vital for development in all sectors of society and there is a constant need for new ideas, innovation and...

Destination development through storytelling focused on maritime culture

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Destination development through storytelling focused on maritime culture

Abstract for the 22nd Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research: Innovation and value creation in experience-based tourism Destination...

Destination Development with Focus on Strategic Use of Inland Water Areas as Experiencescapes

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Destination Development with Focus on Strategic Use of Inland Water Areas as Experiencescapes

There is an increasing interest in exploration and (re)development of waterways sites with surrounding areas used for leisure, recreation and...

Destination Development with Focus on Strategic Use of Inland Water Areas as Experiencescapes

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Destination Development with Focus on Strategic Use of Inland Water Areas as Experiencescapes

There is an increasing interest in exploration and (re)development of waterways sites with surrounding areas used for leisure, recreation and...

Doing Good : an Exploration of Members' Motivations and Behaviours in Tourism Settings

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Doing Good : an Exploration of Members' Motivations and Behaviours in Tourism Settings

Doing good at a nonprofit tourist attraction

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Doing good at a nonprofit tourist attraction

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the growing field of membership research by applying a relationship marketing perspective o...

Driving forces for sustainable destination development : A Nordic study based on maritime culture and inland sea-regions

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Driving forces for sustainable destination development : A Nordic study based on maritime culture and inland sea-regions

This study focuses on sustainable destination development in a Nordic context. At most destinations stakeholders from private, public and voluntary...

En gränsöverskridande workshop om : Hvordan kan vi bruke undersøkelser til å skape et bedre sentrum?

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En gränsöverskridande workshop om : Hvordan kan vi bruke undersøkelser til å skape et bedre sentrum?

En gränsöverskridande workshop om Hvordan kan vi bruke undersøkelser til å skape et bedre sentrum? genomfördes den 27 oktober 2016 i Fredrikstad...

Exploring Nordic ways of tourism cooperation around canals, rivers and in‐land water areas

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Exploring Nordic ways of tourism cooperation around canals, rivers and in‐land water areas

There is an increasing interest for exploring and /re/development of water and waterways sites with surrounding areas used for leisure, recreation...

Framing organizational social media : a longitudinal study of a hotel chain

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Framing organizational social media : a longitudinal study of a hotel chain

The development of social media in the past decade has transformed the hospitality and tourism industry. There is, however, limited empirical...

Integration, entreprenörskap och hållbar samhällsutveckling

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Integration, entreprenörskap och hållbar samhällsutveckling

Lessons Learned From A Cross-Sector Development Project : An Integrative Research Approach

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Lessons Learned From A Cross-Sector Development Project : An Integrative Research Approach

This paper draws on the experiences of work-integrated learning from a Swedish-Norwegian cross-sector research project where actors from university...

Linking Technological Frames to Social Media Implementation : An International Study of Hotels

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Linking Technological Frames to Social Media Implementation : An International Study of Hotels

Social media have transformed the hospitality and tourism industry and affected how customers interact and take decisions, but have also affected...

Making an Effort for Free : Volunteers’ Roles in Destination-based Storytelling

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Making an Effort for Free : Volunteers’ Roles in Destination-based Storytelling

Making an effort for free : volunteers' roles in destination-basedstorytelling

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Making an effort for free : volunteers' roles in destination-basedstorytelling

Many destinations are dependent on volunteers. Storytelling is one of the areas to which volunteers are increasingly contributing; however, the rol...

Making sense of social media implementation : a longitudinal case study of the technological frames of hotel employees

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Making sense of social media implementation : a longitudinal case study of the technological frames of hotel employees

Social media has become an important part of people’s social life and effect how they communicate, interact and consume online. Social media, has...

Members as Participating Supporters and Front Line Co-Creators : Spatial Aspects of Member Interactions in Tourism Settings

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Members as Participating Supporters and Front Line Co-Creators : Spatial Aspects of Member Interactions in Tourism Settings

Many customers of today are members in a variety of membership progammes. In the tourism and hospitality industry membership programmes are of...

Members in Tourism Settings : their motivations, behaviours and roles

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Members in Tourism Settings : their motivations, behaviours and roles

Membership programs are widely-used marketing tools. Many customers belong to a number of different membership programs across a variety of...

Members in Tourism Settings : their Motivations, Behaviours and Roles

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Members in Tourism Settings : their Motivations, Behaviours and Roles

Network collaboration for local and regional development the case of Swedish women entrepreneurs

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Network collaboration for local and regional development the case of Swedish women entrepreneurs

The aim of this study is to explore women entrepreneurs participation in networks with focus on local community collaboration. In recent years...

Samverkan och utveckling i Gamlebyen

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Samverkan och utveckling i Gamlebyen

Högskolan Västs Rapport 3 - Samverkan och utveckling i Gamlebyen består av en studie av Gamlebyen Fredrikstads kommune, Norge. Denna studie baseras...

Spatial aspects of member retention, participation and co-creation in tourism settings

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Spatial aspects of member retention, participation and co-creation in tourism settings

Many customers today belong to a number of different membership programs. Memberships have been applied in different ways in tourism settings since...

Stakeholder Collaboration for Place Innovation : Challenges and Visions in Local Regeneration

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Stakeholder Collaboration for Place Innovation : Challenges and Visions in Local Regeneration

This paper takes its point of departure from urban place innovation studies with focus on stakeholders' interests and involvement in developing loc...

Storytelling : A Means of Creative Destination Development?

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Storytelling : A Means of Creative Destination Development?

The objective of this paper is to scrutinize the possibilities and drawbacks of using storytelling as a means of developing and marketing Nordic...

Storytelling and destination development

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Storytelling and destination development

Traditional packaging models, including transportation, accommodation, dining, and activities are fundamental but tend to overlook the fact that...

Storytelling and destination development

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Storytelling and destination development

The objective of this study is to scrutinize the possibilities and drawbacks of using storytelling as a means of developing and marketing Nordic...

The Old Town District : Not Just a Scenic Backdrop - Stakeholders' Perspectives in Urban Re-generation

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The Old Town District : Not Just a Scenic Backdrop - Stakeholders' Perspectives in Urban Re-generation

This paper takes its point of departure from an urban place innovation study with focus on local stakeholders with particular interest in the Old...

The Way to the Wave : To Integrate Media and Information Literacy in the "Scientific Wave" Throughout a Bachelor Program in Business Administration

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The Way to the Wave : To Integrate Media and Information Literacy in the "Scientific Wave" Throughout a Bachelor Program in Business Administration

Media and information literacy is of increasing importance and viewed as a necessary life skill for all ages, social groups and professional sector...

Tourist attractions have members-why?

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Tourist attractions have members-why?

Tourist attractions have members – why?   Active participating consumers are present as members at tourist attractions. This explorative study aims...

Volunteers' roles in the storytelling process in tourism settings

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Volunteers' roles in the storytelling process in tourism settings

The number of volunteers in tourism settings is increasing. Volunteers are present at attractions, events and destination services performing vario...

Women Entrepreneurs in Local Community Networks : Participation, Challenges and Place Development

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Women Entrepreneurs in Local Community Networks : Participation, Challenges and Place Development

The aim of this study is to explore women entrepreneurs' participation in local community networks with focus on place development. In recent years...

Women Entrepreneurs' Participation in Local Tourism Networks in Sweden : a Pilot Study

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Women Entrepreneurs' Participation in Local Tourism Networks in Sweden : a Pilot Study

In tourism contexts entrepreneurship contributes to the ongoing transformation and development of places and regions. In recent decades interest in...