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Jansson, J., Pettersson, T., Mannberg, A., Brännlund, R. & Lindgren, U. (2017). Adoption of alternative fuel vehicles: Influence from neighbors, family and coworkers. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 54, 61-73
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2017 (English)In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, ISSN 1361-9209, E-ISSN 1879-2340, Vol. 54, p. 61-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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 notion that the social system and interpersonal influence play important roles in adoption. Based on a nationwide database of car owners we analyze interpersonal influence on adoption from three social domains: neighbors, family and coworkers. The results point primarily at a neighbor effect in that AFV adoption is more likely if neighbors also have adopted. The results also point at significant effects of interpersonal influence from coworkers and family members but these effects weaken or disappear when income, education level, marriage, age, gender and green party votes are controlled for. The results extend the diffusion of innovation and AFV literature with empirical support for interpersonal influence based on objective data where response bias is not a factor. Implications for further research, environmental and transport policy, and practitioners are discussed.

Keywords
Adoption, Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), Interpersonal influence, Neighbor effect, Diffusion of innovation theory
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Economic Geography Social Psychology
Research subject
consumer behavior; marketing; sustainability
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-135026 (URN)10.1016/j.trd.2017.04.012 (DOI)000405976700005 ()881251-881253 (Local ID)881251-881253 (Archive number)881251-881253 (OAI)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0339
Note

USBESDA

Available from: 2017-05-16 Created: 2017-05-16 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, T. (2016). Den svenska reklambranschens självreglering 1950-1971: Rec. av Michael Funke: Regulating a Controversy: Inside Stakeholder Strategies and Regime Transition in the Self-Regulation of Swedish Advertising 1950–1971 [Review]. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 136(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den svenska reklambranschens självreglering 1950-1971: Rec. av Michael Funke: Regulating a Controversy: Inside Stakeholder Strategies and Regime Transition in the Self-Regulation of Swedish Advertising 1950–1971
2016 (English)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 136, no 3Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2016
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125787 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Available from: 2016-09-17 Created: 2016-09-17 Last updated: 2019-02-15
Skog, D. & Pettersson, T. (2016). Time Management in Higher Education - A Challenge for Academic Leaders. In: The Hawaiian Conference on Education 2016: Official Conference Proceedings: . Paper presented at The IAFOR International Conference on Education 2016 – Hawaii (IICEHAWAII2016), Hawaii, January 8-11, 2016, (pp. 89-98). Nagoya: International Academic Forum
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2016 (English)In: The Hawaiian Conference on Education 2016: Official Conference Proceedings, Nagoya: International Academic Forum , 2016, p. 89-98Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Planning the use of university faculty time and allocating it to various tasks can be challenging since university teachers typically have a complex mix of different tasks that also often change. In this context, some Swedish universities have turned towards time management software solutions as tools for planning department activities. This paper describes the introduction of such a web-based time management system at a Swedish university, and reports from a system evaluation comprising interviews with department leaders and staff planners. The empirical material implies that the advent of time management systems in higher education give rise to challenges for academic leaders aiming for efficiency, transparency and control, while trying to maintain flexibility and autonomy among faculty members.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nagoya: International Academic Forum, 2016
Series
Official Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2189-1036
Keywords
time management, higher education, academic freedom, academic leadership
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118341 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Conference
The IAFOR International Conference on Education 2016 – Hawaii (IICEHAWAII2016), Hawaii, January 8-11, 2016,
Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2019-06-28Bibliographically approved
Andersson, F. & Pettersson, T. (2015). Between private interests and the state: corporatist strategies in the Swedish railway council, 1902-1967. Journal of Transport History, 36(2), 151-169
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between private interests and the state: corporatist strategies in the Swedish railway council, 1902-1967
2015 (English)In: Journal of Transport History, ISSN 0022-5266, E-ISSN 1759-3999, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 151-169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores the strategies employed by the Swedish Railway Council to influence national railway policy from 1902 to 1967. The Council was a corporatist arrangement and functioned as a broker between industrial and regional interests and the public railways. The results show that though the Council's policy influence in many cases was marginal, there were occasions when the members could use the Council as a tool to influence railway policy, most notably the division of the network into profitable and unprofitable lines, with different forms of government subsidies. The Council's influence increased through a shift in arguments, from a position that tariffs should be high enough to deliver a return on the invested capital, to an emphasis on having tariffs that could support national and regional economic development, even if it created commercial losses. When Swedish transport policy shifted in the 1960s, the Railway Council gradually lost its importance and eventually dissolved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015
Keywords
railways, interest group, economic history, institutions, Sweden
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88362 (URN)10.7227/TJTH.36.2.2 (DOI)000211376500002 ()881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2007-0187:1
Available from: 2014-05-02 Created: 2014-05-02 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, T. & Skog, D. (2015). Erfarenheter från införandet av BPS vid samhällsvetenskaplig fakultet. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Erfarenheter från införandet av BPS vid samhällsvetenskaplig fakultet
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2015. p. 16
Series
Working Papers in Informatics, ISSN 1401-4580 ; 15.01
Keywords
Bemanning, bemanningsplanering, IT-stöd
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
computer and systems sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111957 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-26 Created: 2015-11-26 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Mannberg, A., Brännlund, R., Jansson, J., Lindgren, U. & Pettersson, T. (2015). Påverkar skatteundantag hushållens benägenhet att köpa miljöbilar? En studie av Stockholms trängselskatt. Ekonomisk Debatt, 43(1), 32-39
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Påverkar skatteundantag hushållens benägenhet att köpa miljöbilar? En studie av Stockholms trängselskatt
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2015 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 43, no 1, p. 32-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Sedan januari 2006 är in- och ut-passage genom tullarna i Stockholm belagt med en avgift för bilister. Som ett led i riksdagens mål att helt eliminera utsläppen av växthusgaser 2050 och ha en bilpark oberoende av fossila bränslen 2030 (Regeringens proposition 2008/09:162) undantogs sk miljöbilar från trängselskatten mellan 2006 och 2009. I denna studie har vi undersökt om undantaget av miljöbilar från trängselskatten i Stockholm påverkade sannolikheten att köpa etanolbil (E85). Våra resultat visar att undantaget för etanolbilar i trängselskatten hade en signifikant effekt på etanolbilsförsäljningeni Stockholm.

Keywords
trängselskatt, alternativdrivmedelbilar, Stockholm, konsumentval
National Category
Economics Business Administration Economic History Economic Geography
Research subject
Economics; Economic History; Business Studies; Genetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100016 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Projects
Who is driving eco cars? The importance of social domains, economic incentives and geographical location
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0339:1
Available from: 2015-02-18 Created: 2015-02-18 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Mannberg, A., Jansson, J., Pettersson, T., Brännlund, R. & Lindgren, U. (2014). Do tax incentives affect households' adoption of ‘green’ cars?: A panel study of the Stockholm congestion tax. Energy Policy, 74, 286-299
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do tax incentives affect households' adoption of ‘green’ cars?: A panel study of the Stockholm congestion tax
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2014 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, E-ISSN 1873-6777, Vol. 74, p. 286-299Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Policymakers have made several attempts to introduce local and national policies to reduce CO2 emissions and stimulate the consumer adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (ethanol/E85 cars). The purpose of this paper is to analyze how a local policy measure impacts the composition of the car fleet over time. More specifically, we take advantage of the natural experiment setting caused by the introduction of the Stockholm congestion tax (2006) to analyze how the tax affected purchases of ethanol cars that were exempted from the tax. To estimate effects, we employ a Difference-in-differences methodology. By using a comprehensive database of the car fleet and car owners, sociodemographic and geographic factors are analyzed, which is unique in the existing literature. Our results suggest that the congestion tax had a significant impact on ethanol car purchases although the effect fades away over time. Furthermore, there is a positive relationship between the level of education and ethanol car purchases. Previous adoption of an ethanol car is found to be the strongest predictor of ethanol car purchases. Finally, data indicate that Stockholmers substantially increased purchases of ethanol cars half a year before the introduction of the congestion tax, which we refer to as an anticipation effect.

Keywords
ethanol cars, congestion tax, natural experiment
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95394 (URN)10.1016/j.enpol.2014.08.029 (DOI)000345470300028 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0339
Note

USBESDA

Available from: 2014-10-28 Created: 2014-10-28 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, T. & Skog, D. (2013). Consequences of Academic Accountability – The Implementation of a Web-Based Time Management System at a Swedish University. In: Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013: . Paper presented at World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2013 (pp. 1666-1681). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Consequences of Academic Accountability – The Implementation of a Web-Based Time Management System at a Swedish University
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013, Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2013, p. 1666-1681Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Planning the use of university faculty time and allocating it to various commitments can be challenging since university teachers typically have a complex mix of different tasks. In this context, some Swedish universities have turned towards time management software solutions as tools for planning department activities. This paper describes the implementation of a web-based time management system at a Swedish university, and discusses its consequences for workforce planning and teachers’ workload.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2013
Keywords
resource management, new public management, higher education, Sweden
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81941 (URN)881253 (Local ID)978-1-939797-05-6 (ISBN)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Conference
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2013
Available from: 2013-10-23 Created: 2013-10-23 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, T. (2013). Women CEOs and chairpersons in knowledge intensive industries: the case of biotech and ICT in Sweden 2000-2010. Humanities and Social Sciences. Latvia, 21(1), 4-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women CEOs and chairpersons in knowledge intensive industries: the case of biotech and ICT in Sweden 2000-2010
2013 (English)In: Humanities and Social Sciences. Latvia, ISSN 1022-4483, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 4-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the development of the share of women CEOs and chairpersons in knowledge intensive industries in Sweden from 2000 to 2010. The Swedish national development, covering all limited companies with a CEO, is compared to case studies of the biotech and the ICT industries, with differences in female participation in the highly educated key workforce. The results indicate an increased female representation over time on the national level, but with differences between industries, which can be related to a combination of national political pressure for increased gender equality, and industry specific differences in education level among men and women in the key workforces of the industries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Riga: University of Latvia Press, 2013
Keywords
female chairpersons, female CEOs, knowledge industries, Sweden, gender equality, economic history
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-68462 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Projects
I välfärdsstatens skugga. Det svenska företagandets genuskaraktär 1950-2005
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-22 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, M. & Pettersson, T. (2012). Adapting to liberalization: government procurement of interregional passenger transports in Sweden, 1989–2008. Journal of Transport Geography, 24, 182-188
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adapting to liberalization: government procurement of interregional passenger transports in Sweden, 1989–2008
2012 (English)In: Journal of Transport Geography, ISSN 0966-6923, E-ISSN 1873-1236, Vol. 24, p. 182-188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates how the last two decades of Swedish deregulation and liberalization of railwaysand airlines have affected the government procurement of interregional passenger transports in sparselypopulated areas. Regarding railways, our investigation shows that the area traditionally targeted forregional policy received in 2008 slightly more government procured traffic in personal kilometers perpopulation share than in 1989. As for civil aviation, the number of passengers travelling between theStockholm-Arlanda airport and airports in the regional development area had increased substantiallyduring the same period. This continuity of territorial cohesion suggests that while the new procurementpolicies were based on a general ambition to deregulate and liberalize the markets, they still allowed for areproduction and assimilation of certain elements in the previous policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012
Keywords
Sweden, Deregulation, Procurement, Continuity, Passenger transports, Regional patterns
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53466 (URN)10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.02.001 (DOI)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Available from: 2012-03-27 Created: 2012-03-27 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
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