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Irene Bernhard

Universitetslektor

Staff member at Division of media production.

Conducts research in social sciences, community planning.


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 Study of Small Enterprises with Focus on Entrepreneurship and E-government in a Regional Development Context

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A Study of Small Enterprises with Focus on Entrepreneurship and E-government in a Regional Development Context

This chapter aims to describe and analyze a sample of small enterprises located in a region undergoing structural change with focus on entrepreneur...

A Study of Small Enterprises with Focus on Entrepreneurship and E-government in a Regional Development Context

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A Study of Small Enterprises with Focus on Entrepreneurship and E-government in a Regional Development Context

This paper aims to describe and analyse a sample of small enterprises located in a region undergoing structural change with focus on entrepreneursh...

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...

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...

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...

Challenging Organizational Issues When Municipal Contact Centers are Implemented in Sweden

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Challenging Organizational Issues When Municipal Contact Centers are Implemented in Sweden

Two case studies of the implementation of Contact Centres(CCs) in Swedish municipalities were compared and discussed from anorganizational...

Collaboration Model for Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education 3rd Cycle

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Collaboration Model for Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education 3rd Cycle

Universities need to constantly accommodate new forms of collaboration with society. Interaction with and impacts on society and practice are of...

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 constantneed for new ideas, innovation and developmen...

Degree of Digitalization and Citizen Satisfaction : A Study of the Role of Local e-Government in Sweden

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Degree of Digitalization and Citizen Satisfaction : A Study of the Role of Local e-Government in Sweden

The aim was to investigate whether there is a relationship between degree of e-government in Swedish municipalities and perceived satisfaction amon...

Editorial

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Editorial

Editorial

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Editorial

E-government and E-governance - Swedish Case Studies with Focus on the Local level

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E-government and E-governance - Swedish Case Studies with Focus on the Local level

The concepts of e-government and e-governance are used interchangeably in most research and there is no single definition of these terms. The...

E-government and E-governance : local implementation of E-government policies in Sweden

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E-government and E-governance : local implementation of E-government policies in Sweden

It is recognized in international research that the public sector has been transformed into a networked, open and more flexible, informal and...

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...

En kritisk analys av IT-visioner inom hälsa och kultur

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En kritisk analys av IT-visioner inom hälsa och kultur

Entrepreneurs and Policy Networks : A Study of the Implementation of two Swedish Municipal Contact Centers

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Entrepreneurs and Policy Networks : A Study of the Implementation of two Swedish Municipal Contact Centers

This paper aims to discuss lessons learned of policy entrepreneurs to analyze how local policy entrepreneurs are acting in setting up local municip...

Establishment of Customer Centres in the Public Sector in Sweden : the Citizens' Views

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Establishment of Customer Centres in the Public Sector in Sweden : the Citizens' Views

Today there is a development in Sweden towards reforming the public sector with the help of information technology (IT). The international name for...

Evaluation of Customer Centre and e-Services in a Swedish Municipality with Focus on the Citizens' Perspective

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Evaluation of Customer Centre and e-Services in a Swedish Municipality with Focus on the Citizens' Perspective

Communication and quality of service to the citizens are considered to be of utmost importance in today’s society. Even though the Swedish...

Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship : New Horizons in Regional Science series

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Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship : New Horizons in Regional Science series

Developed countries must be incredibly innovative to secure incomes and welfare so that they may successfully compete against international rivals....

Implementation of a Contact Centre : a Local eGovernment Initiative

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Implementation of a Contact Centre : a Local eGovernment Initiative

Abstract : A case study of the implementation of a contact centre (CC) in a Swedish municipality was described and discussed. The implementation wa...

Incentives for Inclusive e-Government : The Implementation of Contact Centers in Swedish Municipalities

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Incentives for Inclusive e-Government : The Implementation of Contact Centers in Swedish Municipalities

Innovation focusing on regional development in a European context : towards a new research agenda

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Innovation focusing on regional development in a European context : towards a new research agenda

Abstract : This article presents a review of recent research in order to discuss a new research agenda on the role of innovation, with focus on its...

Innovative Networks and Entrepreneurship : Special Issue: Innovative Networks and Entrepreneurship

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Innovative Networks and Entrepreneurship : Special Issue: Innovative Networks and Entrepreneurship

Introduction : Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Introduction : Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IT-Supported Work Processes for Contact Services in Swedish Municipalities : The Initial Design Steps

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IT-Supported Work Processes for Contact Services in Swedish Municipalities : The Initial Design Steps

A contact service in a municipality is a place where the citizens can apply for processing of their claims concerning municipal jurisdiction....

Kompetensstrategier vid införande av kundcenter i kommuner

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Kompetensstrategier vid införande av kundcenter i kommuner

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...

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Contact Centers in Swedish Municipalities

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Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Contact Centers in Swedish Municipalities

Abstract: Two case studies of the implementation of contact centers (CCs) in Swedish municipalities were compared and analyzed. The purpose of the...

Local e-Government in Sweden : Municipal Contact Center implementation with focus on Citizens and Public Administrators

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Local e-Government in Sweden : Municipal Contact Center implementation with focus on Citizens and Public Administrators

The aim of the article is to analyze the implementation of municipal contact centers (CCs) - an e-government initiative on the local level - from t...

Municipal Contact Centers : A Slower Approach towards Sustainable Local Development

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Municipal Contact Centers : A Slower Approach towards Sustainable Local Development

The constitutional local autonomy of Swedish municipalities aims to relate democracy and public administration to local distinctiveness. It relies ...

Municipal Contact Centres : A Slower Approach Towards Sustainable Local Development by E-government

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Municipal Contact Centres : A Slower Approach Towards Sustainable Local Development by E-government

It is Swedish government policy to use information and communication technologies to increase sustainability. This has implications for planning an...

Municipal Support of Entrepreneurship and Business Development from an e-government Perspective

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Municipal Support of Entrepreneurship and Business Development from an e-government Perspective

This article will contribute to the debate about regional development in peripheral areas by examining the social capital in 14 villages in a Danis...

Municipal Support of Entrepreneurship and Business Development from an e-Government Perspective

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Municipal Support of Entrepreneurship and Business Development from an e-Government Perspective

This paper aims to describe and analyze municipal support of entrepreneurship and business development from an e-government perspective. We analyze...

Networking and e-government for local development : experiences gained by entrepreneurs in small enterprises in Sweden

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Networking and e-government for local development : experiences gained by entrepreneurs in small enterprises in Sweden

This paper aims to analyse experiences gained by entrepreneurs in small enterprises located in a region undergoing structural change, focusing on...

Policy entrepreneurs in networks: implementation of two Swedish municipal contact centres from an actor perspective

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Policy entrepreneurs in networks: implementation of two Swedish municipal contact centres from an actor perspective

This study aims to elaborate on the meanings of policy entrepreneursand through the conceptualisation analysing implementation of local...

Public E-servive as an Innovative Organisational Setting for Entrepreneurial Behavior

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Public E-servive as an Innovative Organisational Setting for Entrepreneurial Behavior

Public e-services are technical innovations leading to organisational changes. The basic pre-conditions of e-services in the public sector differ i...

Regional e-governance : Promoting Entrepreneurial Behavior in Public Administration

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Regional e-governance : Promoting Entrepreneurial Behavior in Public Administration

Public e-services are technical innovations which enable organizational changes. The basic pre-conditions for e-services in the public sector diffe...

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...

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...

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 Role of Innovation with Focus on its Relevance for Regional Development : A Selected Recent Literature Review

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The Role of Innovation with Focus on its Relevance for Regional Development : A Selected Recent Literature Review

The purpose of this paper is to present a review of recent research theories and to draw some conclusions for a new tentative research agenda on th...

The Role of Local Destination Management Organizations for Destination Development focusing on E-government and Networks. Case studies from Scandinavia

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The Role of Local Destination Management Organizations for Destination Development focusing on E-government and Networks. Case studies from Scandinavia

This article reports on destination development from the perspective of the field of tourism, explored by a descriptive study comparing three local...

The Role of Local E-government for Satisfied Citizens : Towards Sustainable Development?

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The Role of Local E-government for Satisfied Citizens : Towards Sustainable Development?

The objective of this paper is to study the role of local e-government regarding citizens view of municipality service, information and accessibili...

Towards Inclusive E-Government : The Development of Municipal Contact Centers in Sweden

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Towards Inclusive E-Government : The Development of Municipal Contact Centers in Sweden

In this chapter, five case studies of the implementation of contact centers in Swedish municipalities are described and discussed with a focus on...

Transgressions and Transformations at Work : Towards a Social Media Practice among Swedish Municipality Communicators

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Transgressions and Transformations at Work : Towards a Social Media Practice among Swedish Municipality Communicators

This paper discusses how communicators at the municipality, in their work, negotiate the tension between a traditional role of an 'informative...

Trust in Safe Public E-services : Translating Policies into Use

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Trust in Safe Public E-services : Translating Policies into Use

The emerging information society challenges relations between public agencies and citizens in many ways. Such relations taking place on the Interne...

Trust in Secure Public E-services : Translating Policies into Use

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Trust in Secure Public E-services : Translating Policies into Use

The emerging information society challenges relations between public agencies and citizens in many ways. Providing e-services on the Internet and...

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