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Cöster, M., Gebert Persson, S. & Ronström, O. (2023). Concluding remarks. Towards enabling sustainable visits. In: Mathias Cöster, Sabine Gebert-Persson, Owe Ronström (Ed.), Enabling Sustainable Visits: . Visby: Uppsala University
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2023 (English)In: Enabling Sustainable Visits / [ed] Mathias Cöster, Sabine Gebert-Persson, Owe Ronström, Visby: Uppsala University, 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Visby: Uppsala University, 2023
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Social Sciences Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-515090 (URN)978-91-506-3014-5 (ISBN)978-91-506-3023-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-26 Created: 2023-10-26 Last updated: 2024-06-17Bibliographically approved
Cöster, M. & Matti, S. (2023). Controlling for sustainablity: The role of a public organisation in enabling regional sustainable visits. In: Mathias Cöster, Sabine Gebert-Persson, Owe Ronström (Ed.), Enabling Sustainable Visits: . Visby: Uppsala University
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2023 (English)In: Enabling Sustainable Visits / [ed] Mathias Cöster, Sabine Gebert-Persson, Owe Ronström, Visby: Uppsala University, 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Enabling sustainable visits requires contributions from various actors in alocal society. In this chapter, we explore how a local public organisationmay contribute. We do so by using the theoretical concepts and perspec-tives of accounting and management control, an academic sub-disciplinewithin the field of business studies. The case presented in the chapter isRegion Gotland. It is a public organisation that, among others, is responsi-ble for initiating a sustainable development of the local hospitality industry.Nonetheless, many of the society services that Region Gotland provides arealso of fundamental importance for the hospitality industry. This meansthat if the hospitality industry on Gotland is to realise sustainable visits,the organisation Region Gotland has to contribute in more ways than justbeing an initiator. Two main conclusions are presented. The first is that it isnecessary for Region Gotland to develop an internal management controlsystem that integrates and addresses sustainability in all of its operations.We conclude that currently that is not the case, but it can happen if RegionGotland embraces and balances the financial and non-financial logics of itscontrol system. The second conclusion is that if Region Gotland does that,it may also contribute to local sustainable visits as they inspire companiesin the hospitality industry. For example, it can demonstrate how compa-nies can integrate sustainability in the control of their businesses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Visby: Uppsala University, 2023
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-515091 (URN)978-91-506-3014-5 (ISBN)978-91-506-3023-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-26 Created: 2023-10-26 Last updated: 2024-06-17Bibliographically approved
Cöster, M., Danielsson, M., Ekenberg, L., Gullberg, C., Titlestad, G., Westelius, A. & Wettergren, G. (2023). Digital Transformation: Understanding Business Goals, Risks, Processes, and Decisions. Open Book Publishers
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2023 (English)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Whilst digitisation is far from a new concept, many assume that simply introducing automation and information systems in various forms will be enough to make their organisation’s operations more efficient. This misconception can often lead to disarray and costly mistakes. Digital Transformation: Understanding Business Goals, Risks, Processes, and Decisions shows how to avoid such issues via careful consideration of what an enterprise really needs.

Unlike many other books on digital transformation, the authors do not dwell on database design or the details of implementing information systems. Instead, they emphasise the importance of a clear understanding of all aspects of an organisation in order to effectively implement and manage digital systems, from business goals and strategies to structuring information and making decisions, risk assessments, project management, organising, and procuring services and products.

Organised in eleven chapters, and drawing on examples from all over the world, this book will be of interest to university students of business administration, management, information systems, and computer science, as well as practitioners seeking to better understand how to handle digital transformation in their own organisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Open Book Publishers, 2023
National Category
Engineering and Technology Social Sciences Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-509096 (URN)978-1-80511-060-6 (ISBN)978-1-80511-063-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-15 Created: 2023-08-15 Last updated: 2023-08-15
Cöster, M., Gebert Persson, S. & Ronström, O. (Eds.). (2023). Enabling sustainable visits. Campus gotland: Uppsala University
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2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Campus gotland: Uppsala University, 2023
National Category
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-509180 (URN)978-91-506-3014-5 (ISBN)978-91-506-3023-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-24 Created: 2023-08-16 Last updated: 2023-11-08Bibliographically approved
Cöster, M., Gebert Persson, S. & Ronström, O. (2023). Enabling sustainable visits: Introduction. In: Mathias Cöster, Sabine Gebert-Persson, Owe Ronström (Ed.), Enabling Sustainable Visits: . Visby: Uppsala University
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2023 (English)In: Enabling Sustainable Visits / [ed] Mathias Cöster, Sabine Gebert-Persson, Owe Ronström, Visby: Uppsala University, 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Visby: Uppsala University, 2023
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Social Sciences Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-515089 (URN)978-91-506-3014-5 (ISBN)978-91-506-3023-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-26 Created: 2023-10-26 Last updated: 2024-06-19Bibliographically approved
Cöster, M., Isaksson, R. & Skoog, M. (2023). Verksamhetsstyrning för hållbar utveckling. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
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2023 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Den här boken handlar om hur organisationer kan bidra till hållbar utveckling genom att utveckla sin verksamhetsstyrning. I det arbetet behöver organisationen identifiera vad hållbar utveckling är genom att ta del av olika ramverk och politiska processer - och sedan lyckas integrera detta i organisationens mål, strategier och affärsmodeller. Med utgångspunkt i det kan man analysera hur hållbarhet kan integreras i organisationens verksamhets­styrningssystem och styrprocesser.

Bokens första del går igenom grunderna i verksamhetsstyrning och beskriver vad hållbar utveckling är. Författarna presenterar en modell för hur man kan integrera hållbarhet i den traditionella verksamhetsstyrningen.

I bokens andra del presenteras tre fördjupande exempel (boende­processen, Region Gotland och Hotell S:t Clemens), som disku­terar och analyserar olika aspekter av verksamhetsstyrning för hållbar utveckling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023. p. 180
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies; Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-492667 (URN)9789144141626 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-09 Created: 2023-01-09 Last updated: 2024-05-08Bibliographically approved
Cöster, M., Dahlin, G. & Isaksson, R. (2020). Are They Reporting the Right Thing and Are They Doing It Right?: A Measurement Maturity Grid for Evaluation of Sustainability Reports. Sustainability, 12(24), Article ID 10393.
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2020 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 12, no 24, article id 10393Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An accessible way to monitor company sustainability, is to study sustainability reports. In spite of wide adherence to the extensive Global Reporting Initiative standards, sustainability reports still vary considerably regarding how well these are integrated and used. The purpose of this paper is to present and test a maturity grid for sustainability reports assessment that enables critical stakeholder needs analysis of sustainability reports. Based on a stakeholder needs perspective we argue that the right thing in a sustainability report means reporting in the entire value chain for main sustainability impacts. Doing this right means having externally set targets for main sustainability impacts, using relevant absolute and relative indicators, and having an easy to read report presenting main performance compared to targets for a period of at least seven years. Some 50 sustainability reports from Swedish companies in various industries were collected and assessed using the maturity grid. Results indicate that the maturity grid is usable, but that the sustainability report assessment still is difficult, and that variability of the assessments are high. Furthermore, the observed indicative levels of measurement maturity in organizations are low suggesting that most companies still are struggling with understanding what sustainability means to them.

Keywords
maturity model, maturity grid, measurement maturity, stakeholder focus, sustainabledevelopment, sustainability reports
National Category
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-428703 (URN)10.3390/su122410393 (DOI)000603281700001 ()
Available from: 2020-12-15 Created: 2020-12-15 Last updated: 2022-02-10Bibliographically approved
Cöster, M., Ekenberg, L., Gullberg, C., Westelius, A. & Wettergren, G. (2020). Organisations, Processes, Decisions: Strategies for a Digitised Century. Stockholm: Sine Metu Productions
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2020 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Amazingly, many still believe that introducing automation and information systems in various forms is enough to make their operations more efficient. The outcomes of such actions often become very costly. One reason for this misconception is that the technical design is a sidetrack in the context of an organisation. Instead, the real issue is understanding your goals and your organisation.

This book is about taking advantage of the opportunities that the now rather mature digitisation offers in a world of abundance of data. The book goes through digitisation based on what an organisation really is and what it needs. We describe how to understand its goals, develop its strategies, and shape its business models. We describe in detail how to achieve this by developing organisations, processes, decisions, configurations, and project implementations.

We address everyone who wants to understand how organisations should handle, and seriously take advantage of, the risky gold mining that digitisation actually is. The authors have numerous years of experience as researchers, lecturers and consultants in the field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sine Metu Productions, 2020
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-410811 (URN)9798642796825 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-05-19 Created: 2020-05-19 Last updated: 2020-08-20
Cöster, M., Iveroth, E., Olve, N.-G., Petri, C.-J. & Westelius, A. (2020). Strategic and Innovative Pricing: Price Models for a Digital Economy. London: Routledge
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2020 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book provides a concrete guide on how to execute strategic pricing to excel in an increasingly dynamic and digitised business environment, while developing and deepening relations with contract partners. The secret lies in crafting innovative price models that reward joint value creation in accordance with the business model, rather than engaging in confrontative zero-sum pricing reasoning. Strategic and Innovative Pricing: Price Models for a Digital Economy provides hands-on tools that are applied on three interconnected levels of analysis. It illustrates how to explore the business ecology to understand its dynamics and how digitisation enables it to prosper and demonstrates how to construct a viable business model that enables an organisation to navigate in its vibrant ecology. Finally, and most importantly, it shows how to use innovative price models to realize and monetise the business model and its value offering, making the organisation and its partnerships sustainable. Models pertaining to the three levels of analyses are applied in rich case studies and examples from different countries, and the book includes guidelines on how to use them. Special attention is paid to digitisation as an underlying theme, making this book of interest to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of strategic management and technology & innovation management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2020
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-409884 (URN)9780367148706 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-05-03 Created: 2020-05-03 Last updated: 2020-08-05Bibliographically approved
Ax, C., Cöster, M. & Iveroth, E. (2020). Strategic Pricing: The Relationship Between Strategy, Price Models and Product Cost (1ed.). In: Nilsson, Fredrik, Petri, Carl-Johan, Westelius, Alf (Ed.), Strategic Management Control: Successful Strategies Based on Dialogue and Collaboration (pp. 67-85). Springer
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2020 (English)In: Strategic Management Control: Successful Strategies Based on Dialogue and Collaboration / [ed] Nilsson, Fredrik, Petri, Carl-Johan, Westelius, Alf, Springer, 2020, 1, p. 67-85Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Strategic management control differs from traditional management control in several important respects. First, it supports both strategy formulation and strategy implementation. Second, it is to a large extent based on non-financial information. Third, it deals with both the long and short term and supports not only tactical, but also strategic and operational decision-making. Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, strategic management control is designed for, and adapted to, each organisation’s unique strategies.In this context, the book emphasises the importance of dialogues. The authors argue that it is unwise to assume that decisions taken at the top of the organisation will automatically be executed and obeyed throughout the organisation. Instead, they highlight the importance of dialogue and collaboration, both between hierarchical levels within the organisation and between actors in the network. Such communication is essential to making management control processes both strategic and successful.The book follows a clear structure, from the design of strategies to the everyday evaluation and discussion of performance and results. Though primarily intended for professionals working in strategy and management control at organisations, it will also benefit students and academics interested in strategy and management control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020 Edition: 1
Series
Management for Professionals, ISSN 2192-8096
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-417328 (URN)978-3-030-38640-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-08-19 Created: 2020-08-19 Last updated: 2021-08-30
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