Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) for measuring the hydration status in young elite synchronized swimmers

Carrasco-Marginet M, Castizo-Olier J, Rodríguez-Zamora L, Iglesias X, Rodríguez FA, Chaverri D, m.fl. Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) for measuring the hydration status in young elite synchronized swimmers. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2017;12(6). Purpose: The assessment of body hydration is a complex process, and no measurement is valid for all situations. Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) […]

Nanogenerator made of ZnO nanosheet networks

Zhang R, Hummelgård M, Olsen M, Örtegren J, Olin H. Nanogenerator made of ZnO nanosheet networks. Semiconductor Science and Technology [Internet]. 2017;32(5). The piezoelectricity of nanomaterials attracts a great deal of attention due to its broad application, including the harvesting of ambient mechanical energy to power small electronics devices. We report here a simple method […]

“Can There be a Full Moon at Daytime?”: Young Students Making Sense of Illustrations of the Lunar Phases

Åberg-Bengtsson L, Karlsson KG, Ottosson T. “Can There be a Full Moon at Daytime?” : Young Students Making Sense of Illustrations of the Lunar Phases. Science Education [Internet]. 2017;101(4):616–38. Teaching and learning situations nowadays typically build on richly illustrated material or multimodal presentations. Under these circumstances, the transparency of images and models used for explaining various […]

The role of catastrophizing in vulvovaginal pain: Impact on pain and partner responses over time

Flink IK, Engman L, Thomtén J, Linton SJ. The role of catastrophizing in vulvovaginal pain : Impact on pain and partner responses over time. Journal of applied biobehavioral research. 2017;22(1). The aim of this prospective study was to explore the role of catastrophizing in vulvovaginal pain. The study entails two research questions. The first question was […]

Obstacles to achieving cross-border tourism governance: A multi-scalar approach focusing on the German-Czech borderlands

Stoffelen A, Ioannides D, Vanneste D. Obstacles to achieving cross-border tourism governance : A multi-scalar approach focusing on the German-Czech borderlands. Annals of Tourism Research. 2017;64:126–38. This paper aims to identify distinctive obstacles to the establishment of tourism destination governance in both transnational and within-country borderlands. Analysis of the German-Czech borderlands, a region also incorporating within-country […]

On the degenerate soliton solutions of the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation

Li S, Biondini G, Schiebold C. On the degenerate soliton solutions of the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Journal of Mathematical Physics. 2017;58(3). We characterize the N-soliton solutions of the focusing nonlinear Schrodinger (NLS) equation with degenerate velocities, i.e., solutions in which two or more soliton velocities are the same, which are obtained when two or […]

Use of novel attraction compounds increases monitoring success of a rare beetle, Elater ferrugineus

Harvey DJ, Harvey H, Harvey RP, Kadej M, Hedenström E, Gange AC, et al. Use of novel attraction compounds increases monitoring success of a rare beetle, Elater ferrugineus. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 2017;10(2):161–70. The use of pheromones to determine distributions of rare saproxylic insects is an increasingly popular technique. Pheromones may, however, also be used […]

Att kommunicera skolans naturvetenskap: ett genusperspektiv på elevers deltagande i gemensam och enskild kommunikation

Eliasson N. Att kommunicera skolans naturvetenskap : ett genusperspektiv på elevers deltagande i gemensam och enskild kommunikation [PhD dissertation]. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University; 2017. Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, 260. Both individual and whole class communication of students are described in this thesis, which is based on a clear gender perspective. Two articles describe the participation […]

Customer value in commercial experiences-Expecting the unexpected

Eriksson M. Customer value in commercial experiences : Expecting the unexpected [PhD dissertation]. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University; 2017. Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, 262. To an ever greater extent, customers desire experiences that are highly emotional, personally designed and memorable. Today’s customer has an increasing need to be entertained and often searches for pleasurable offerings of […]

Integrative Medicine in the Dutch healthcare system: prerequisites and tools for implementation

van Vliet M. Integrative Medicine in the Dutch healthcare system : prerequisites and tools for implementation [PhD dissertation]. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University; 2017. Mid Sweden University Doctoral thesis, 261. Integrative Medicine (IM) is a care approach that focuses on the overall well-being and healing process of patients rather than solely on their disease. IM educates and […]

Energy system contributions and determinants of performance in sprint cross-country skiing

Andersson E, Björklund G, Holmberg H-C, Ørtenblad N. Energy system contributions and determinants of performance in sprint cross-country skiing. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 2017;27(4):385–98. To improve current understanding of energy contributions and determinants of sprint-skiing performance, 11 well-trained male cross-country skiers were tested in the laboratory for VO2max , submaximal gross […]

Balancing Control and Breakthrough in Public Management

Palm K. Balancing Control and Breakthrough in Public Management [PhD dissertation]. [Sundsvall]; 2017. (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis). Previous research shows that a good balance between focus on development of existing processes with development of new and innovative products, processes or services has a positive effect on organizational excellence. However, the relationship between these two […]

Shareholding Networks for Care in Rural Thailand: Experiences of Older Persons and Their Family Members

Voraroon S, Meebunmak Y, Enmarker I, Hellzén O. Shareholding Networks for Care in Rural Thailand : Experiences of Older Persons and Their Family Members. Open Journal of Nursing. 2017;7(2):1–13. Most members of the older population in Thailand live in rural areas while their children live in cities. With the joint family system separated, elderly Thai persons […]

Pulling together and tearing apart: The occupational branding of public relations and the management of tainted work

Grandien C. Pulling together and tearing apart : The occupational branding of public relations and the management of tainted work. Public Relations Inquiry. 2017;6(1):73-98. This article is a critical exploration of the professionalization of public relations as a struggle or contest over the meaning of work, and it engages with a question about the driving […]

Bridging outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism in a commercial context: Insights from the Swedish service providers

Margaryan L, Fredman P. Bridging outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism in a commercial context : Insights from the Swedish service providers. Journal of Outdoor Recreation. 2017;17(March 2017):84-92. This paper investigates how outdoor recreation demand is reflected in the commercial tourism supply. We bring together the demand and the supply perspectives as well as the domestic […]

Investigation of Surface Formation in As-Cast and Homogenized 6xxx Aluminium Billets

Bayat N. Investigation of Surface Formation in As-Cast and Homogenized 6xxx Aluminium Billets. [Thesis]. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University; 2017. Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, 259. The direct chill (DC) casting technique to produce billets for extrusion and ingots for rollingwas developed in the 1930s. The principle, which is still valid, is a two-stage cooling with […]

Contextualizing the complexities of managing alternative tourism at the community-level: A case study of a nordic eco-village

Prince S, Ioannides D. Contextualizing the complexities of managing alternative tourism at the community-level: A case study of a nordic eco-village. Tourism Management. 2017;60(June):348-356. To shed light on the complexities of fostering sustainability through alternative tourism, we explore the managerial contradictions and difficulties that arise as alternative tourism is developed in the name of sustainability […]

Substitute or complement?: The use of trade credit as a financing source among SMEs

Yazdanfar D, Öhman P. Substitute or complement? : The use of trade credit as a financing source among SMEs. Management Research Review. 2017;40(1):10-27. Purpose: This study aims to investigate trade credit as a financing source among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly the influence of short-term debt, long-term debt and profitability on the use of […]

Political Entrepreneurship in Swedish: Towards a (Re)Theorization of Entrepreneurial Agency

Petridou E. Political Entrepreneurship in Swedish : Towards a (Re)Theorization of Entrepreneurial Agency. [Thesis]. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University; 2017. Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, 252. Public policies affect all of us, regardless of who we are or where we live. The study of public policymaking necessarily entails the study of the entire political system and […]

An intersectional risk approach for environmental sociology

Olofsson A, Öhman S, Giritli Nygren K. An intersectional risk approach for environmental sociology. Taylor & Francis Group; Environmental Sociology. 2016;2(4):346-354. The objective of this article is to further develop intersectional perspectives and feminist knowledge in environmental sociology. Environmental sociology has developed a critical theoretical frame with which to describe the social construction of risk, […]