The School of Business, Society and Engineering
The School of Business, Society and Engineering hosts education and research within a wide range of fields: from business administration, economics and political science, to energy, building and environmental engineering.
The human factor lies behind 90 percent of all traffic accidents. But if vehicles can learn to identify risk behaviours in pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, a large number of these accidents can be prevented. This is what researchers in the new project SimuSafe, a major international venture in which Mälardalen University (MDH) is taking part, believe, and which will take three and a half years to develop such a system.
On 8 June Karin Axelsson defended her doctoral thesis in Innovation and Design at MDH in Eskilstuna. Her research deals with entrepreneurship strategy and change work, where she has investigated how the Government’s strategy for entrepreneurship within the education sphere (2009) has been established and developed in practice. Her findings show that there are great differences between the written strategy and what takes place in the classrooms.
The demands for innovative capacity within the public and private sectors are becoming increasingly higher. But a good innovative climate is nothing that comes by itself; changes in the organisation and new methods of working for managers as well as employees are needed in order to succeed. Peter E Johansson has been investigating how organisations can increase their innovative capacity by making sure that employees possess the right skills for the new work assignments resulting from the focus on innovation.