Anna Sell

Anna Sell
Åbo Akademi University · School of Business and Economics

D.Sc

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November 2017 - present
Åbo Akademi University
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  • Lecturer
January 2015 - October 2017
Åbo Akademi University
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  • PostDoc Position
September 2009 - December 2014
Åbo Akademi University
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  • University teacher, Postdoctoral researcher

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The ageing population is a growing priority area for policy makers and healthcare providers worldwide. Life expectancy is improving, but at the same time, insufficient physical activity threatens older age. Thus, an important question arises: how to improve the probability of people living a healthy and active life in older age. One potential solut...
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Insufficient physical activity threatens people in older age. Thus, finding ways to support a physically active life in the older age is important. Digital wellness technologies have been presented as potential solutions, but in order for these solutions to be effective, research to gain insights on their use among aged people is needed. This study...
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University aged people have been found to be at a high risk of disengagement of physical activity. They also belong to a generation where technology is strongly integrated into most parts of their lives. Therefore, using technology also in physical activity promotion has potential. This exploratory study investigates the perceived effects of a spor...
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Finland is set to take the lead in developing maritime digitalization and autonomous shipping. This transformation rests on transparency efforts by Finnish government, characterized by participatory democracy and co-creation of services in public sector, the end of innovation deficit in public services through introduction of dedicated innovation b...
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Online channels are highly relevant for microenterprises, but research focusing specifically on the challenges and circumstances faced by microenterprises doing channel expansions is scarce. A channel expansion is a strategic decision that will modify the business strategy of the company. Through twenty-two case studies in Finland and Sweden, we in...
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The proportion of ageing citizens is high and increasing in most EU countries and there is a growing political pressure to make sure that the costs for the elderly care programs do not grow out of bounds. The focus of the ageing population programs is at the 75+ age group. The younger age group – the “young elderly” that is the focus in our researc...
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SMEs are faced with new business opportunities through online channels, i.e., electronic commerce and mobile commerce. The model by which they create and capture value is challenged, making the adoption of a business model that fits the organisation a crucial strategic decision. The purpose of this paper is to study value creating activities taken...
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The purpose of the paper is to study, from a business model perspective, value creating activities taken by SMEs when making a transition to an online multichannel context by adopting and adding e-commerce and/or m-commerce. 16 SMEs in Sweden are studied using a basic qualitative research approach and an e-transit business model configuration. Main...
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The added value of mobile services is decided by the context in which they are used. In this paper, the authors study how the context-of-use influences the intention to adopt mobile messaging, entertainment and social media services. While doing so, the authors compare the intended use between males and females. The results are based on a large sca...
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In this paper we will discuss Nokia’s struggle to find a sustainable approach to the Smartphone market. The findings are based on (i) a review of Nokia’s history, and specifically on how Nokia dealt with introducing new, more or less smart handsets, (ii) on interviews with managers from Nokia and (iii) on data collected on mobile phone usage in 200...
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We present a segmentation study utilizing latent class analysis with the object of segmenting consumers with regard to their usage of mobile technology. As bases for the segmentation we utilize attitudes reflecting consumers’ perceptions on benefits to be found from using mobile technology, their personal innovativeness and self-efficacy, as well a...
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Based on Weiser's notion of ubicomp this paper examines the idea of ubiquitous social expectations. It examines this in the context of networked mediation technologies. A central function of these technologies is to allow people to perpetually be in ...
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Despite the penetration of mobile phones in the world the number of mobile services in actual use is-besides voice calls and SMS-rather few. In the study at hand, the authors describe users of mobile phones and mobile services and build the basis for segmentation of the consumer market based on a large random sample of the population. Selecting the...
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Despite the penetration of mobile phones in the world the number of mobile services in actual use is – besides voice calls and SMS – rather few. In the study at hand, the authors describe users of mobile phones and mobile services and build the basis for segmentation of the consumer market based on a large random sample of the population. Selecting...
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In this paper we present two different segmentations based on the same consumer data, done utilizing the same segmentation method, but with different segmentation bases. We compare these two analyses with regard to their potential to increase our understanding of the elusive mobile services consumer markets, in a situation where few consumers are a...
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In the study at hand we describe users of mobile phones and mobile services, based on a random sample describing the Finnish general population. A lot of attention has been paid recently to investigating users of mobile phones because mobile services demand has not developed as expected in the Finnish market. We add to this body of knowledge throug...
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In this study we describe users of mobile phones and mobile services, based on three random samples from the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 which are valid representations of the Finnish general population. We carried out a detailed analysis of the sample for 2009 and used the results to do a first exploratory segmentation of Finnish mobile service user...
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This chapter discusses using e- and m-business components in supporting and enhancing existing businesses and in creating new business innovations. A framework illustrating two different approaches companies have to adoption of e- and m-business components is proposed. Three cases of how Finnish companies have, in an innovative way, used e- and m-b...
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This article investigates the usage of mobile digital-calendar solutions in a knowledge work setting through the means of an empirical survey (n = 220) among managers and experts in a global telecommunications company. It is indicated, that the mobile digital calendars are not only perceived especially value adding in a highly mobile work context a...
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In this chapter, the writers present and discuss the findings from an empirical study conducted in Turku, Finland, to explore the social workers' willingness to adopt mobile communication technologies in the workplace, and more specifically in the context of domiciliary care. As the respondents have many distinguishing features (the population cons...
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In this chapter, the writers present and discuss the ?ndings from an empirical study conducted in Turku, Finland, to explore the social workers’ willingness to adopt mobile communication technologies in the workplace, and more speci?cally in the context of domiciliary care. As the respondents have many distinguishing features (the population consis...
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This paper reports on a series of qualitative interviews conducted as an exploratory research effort to understand the motivations behind knowledge workers’ usage of mobile digital calendars. Other findings reported on are general complaints related to the design and usage of mobile digital calendars. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with...
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This chapter discusses using e- and m-business components in supporting and enhancing existing businesses and in creating new business innovations. A framework illustrating two different approaches companies have to adoption of e- and m-business components is proposed. Three cases of how Finnish companies have, in an innovative way, used e- and m-b...
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This chapter discusses using e- and m-business components in supporting and enhancing existing businesses and in creating new business innovations. A framework illustrating two different approaches companies have to adoption of e- and m-business components is proposed. Three cases of how Finnish companies have, in an innovative way, used e- and m-b...
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This paper discusses using e- and m-business components in supporting and enhancing existing businesses and in creating new business innovations. A framework illustrating two different approaches companies have to adoption of e- and m-business components is proposed. Three cases of how Finnish companies have, in an innovative way, used e- and m-bus...
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This paper reports on a trial where a group of university students were given the opportunity to use high-end PDAs for their time management needs during two months. The purpose of the study was to gain insight through the fresh eyes of mostly novice users of electronic calendars; insight that could be used to propose improvements to current mobile...
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In December 2000, the municipal social service department of the city of Turku, Finland, outsourced its open care grocery shopping to an online grocery retailer. Prior to the implementation of the online service, the open care employees had taken care of grocery shopping for all those customers who were not able to do it themselves. The city offici...
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The Finnish municipal open care service in Turku applied mobile communication technology in order to cut costs and increase the efficiency of its elderly care. The home help staff was given a number of Nokia Communicators for the purpose of ordering groceries for their elderly and disabled customers. In this paper we present and discuss our empiric...

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