Rhona E. Johnsen

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Studies have indicated that females are more vulnerable to the deleterious effect of tobacco smoking than males. The current study aimed to investigate the associations between tobacco smoking and reported respiratory symptoms, self-rated health, and lung function by sex. In 1995-1997 65,225 subjects aged > or = 20 yrs (71% of invited) attended for(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop new prediction equations for flow/volume spirometry parameters in asymptomatic, never-smoking adults in Norway, and to assess any differences of these parameters when applying the new and most commonly used equation sets. Flow/volume spirometry was measured according to the American Thoracic Society criteria in 2,792(More)
BACKGROUND The aetiology of non-ulcer dyspepsia and a possible connection to peptic ulcer disease is debated. This paper discusses this problem in a population based study. AIMS The relation between non-ulcer dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease was explored by the distribution in the general population and their associations to demographic, lifestyle, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between infection with Helicobacter pylori and dyspepsia. DESIGN Cross sectional study of dyspeptic subjects and age and sex matched controls identified by a questionnaire survey of all inhabitants aged 20-69. (Endoscopy, histological examination, and microbiological examinations of biopsies from the gastric mucosa(More)
BACKGROUND Negative experiences are not uncommon among doctors in Norway. Our aim was to find out about the various types of negative reactions (eg, complaints, negative exposure to the media, financial claims, and notification to the police) received by physicians from patients or relatives in response to treatment, to identify their cause, and to study(More)
This paper is concerned with firms that attempt to break out of their current position in their domestic market network. Specifically, how small suppliers in buyer-dominated relationships in the UK textile industry can develop an international network position. The paper draws on the findings of an exploratory study of five UK-based small and medium-sized(More)
This study explores the dynamic process of global sourcing development through a case study of the Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA and its supply network concerning the PAX wardrobe system. The paper provides a synthesis of the existing global sourcing literature by dividing this growing body of research into three major themes: globalization processes(More)
This paper offers a typology that distinguishes between three types of customer-supplier relationships, namely asymmetrical customer-dominated and supplier-dominated relationships and more symmetrical relationships. A conceptual framework that identifies strategic relationship alternatives for small and medium-sized firms in asymmetrical relationships is(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Asymmetry Customer–supplier relationships Smaller supplier Larger customer Taiwanese electronics industry The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship development stages of asymmetric customer–supplier relationships. The structure of relationships between larger customers and smaller suppliers has been the focus(More)
In seeking to understand relationships between smaller suppliers and larger customers, there is a growing interest in examining the characteristics of asymmetry in relationships. However, there is a paucity of research that looks at the consequences of size asymmetry for smaller suppliers. Building on IMP (Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group)(More)