Sigmund Gronmo

Sigmund Gronmo
University of Bergen | UiB · Department of sociology


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Publications (12)
Ulikhet er et sentralt tema i samfunnsdebatten, ikke minst fordi ulikheten mellom individer og grupper ser ut til å øke i mange land, særlig i rike land som Norge. I samfunnsvitenskapen, og spesielt i sosiologifaget, er ulikhet et av kjerneområdene. Denne boken bygger på nyere sosiologisk forskning, og forfatterne presenterer en rekke perspektiver...
Data from different Norwegian communities were analysed in order to identify store image dimensions. Two approaches to the study of store images showed somewhat different results. Open-ended questions about the most important reason for store selection were chosen as the most adequate approach for the purpose of this paper. The results provided by...
A conceptual framework is developed for the study of factors that enable consumers to exert power, or prevent them from doing so, at different levels of aggregation and organization. The framework has four main categories: Constellation of Actors and Interests, Context of Interaction, Process of Interaction, and Outcomes. It is hoped that by means...
In this paper, a conceptual framework is outlined for examining the strategic position of consumers in a society in which computer networks are assigned an increasingly important role in the distribution of goods and services. The framework deals with relationships among consumers as well as relationships between consumers and other actors in the d...
Time-budget data are used to analyse changes related to sexual equality in household work. While the development towards greater equality in general is a very slow process, considerable steps in this direction were taken in Norway during the 1970s. The increase in sexual equality was mainly due to a decrease in women's household work. The analysis...
A comparative study of the time use behavior of samples of American and Norwegian consumers uncovered significant relationships within and between countries in time expenditures. Females were found to specialize in home-oriented and males in career-oriented activities; the home orientation of females also affected the nature of their leisure. Furth...
From the early 1970s, the Governments of Finland, Norway, and Sweden have shown considerable concern for the plight of rural consumers consequent on the closure of small stores in sparsely populated areas. In each country, special commissions were established to consider the consequences of retail concentration and legislation has been introduced t...


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