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Tehseen, S., Mughal, S. A., Durst, S., Shujahat, M., Qureshi, Z. H. & Kokkalis, P. (2019). Composition-based view of the firm as a promising approach to studying small businesses. Produção, 29, Article ID e20180022.
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2019 (English)In: Produção, ISSN 0103-6513, E-ISSN 1980-5411, Vol. 29, article id e20180022Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Paper aims

Extant Literature based on the resource-based view (RBV) of the firm suggests that it can be used to study organizations of all types and sizes. In essence, the RBV argues that firms that possess rare, non-imitable, valuable, unique, and non-substitutable resources will outperform firms that do not possess such resources. This study questions the applicability of this assumption to smaller businesses, which are likely to have common resources readily available in the market rather than rare, non-imitable, non-substitutable, unique, or valuable resources. The purpose of this study is to discuss whether the composition-based view (CBV) of the firm offers a more promising approach than the RBV to studying small businesses.

Originality

This study is one of the first to tentatively suggest a change in theoretical approach when studying small businesses.

Research method

A structured critical review approach is taken.

Main findings

The findings reveal that the CBV offers a more promising and appropriate theoretical framework than the RBV for research on small businesses, whereas the RBV is better suited to research on larger firms.

Implications for theory and practice

Future studies can use RBV and CBV to study large and small businesses, respectively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
São Paulo: , 2019
Keywords
Composition-Based View (CBV), Resource-Based View (RBV), Small businesses, Common resources, Literature review
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16615 (URN)10.1590/0103-6513.20180022 (DOI)
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Systematic review

Available from: 2019-02-09 Created: 2019-02-09 Last updated: 2019-02-11Bibliographically approved
Syrjä, P., Puumalainen, K., Sjögrén, H., Soininen, J. & Durst, S. (2019). Entrepreneurial orientation in firms with a social mission - a mixed-methods approach. Cogent Business & Management
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2019 (English)In: Cogent Business & Management, ISSN 2331-1975Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in Finnish social enterprises in a social context using a mixed-methods approach. As a result, we propose that the generic dimensions of EO apply in a social context with minor refinements but suggest an additional dimension of persistence. The social enterprises take substantial financial risks although carefully avoid anything that may jeopardise the firms’ social impact. They exhibit highly innovative behaviour when developing new ways to serve the social purpose as well as when finding new ways to generate income. Furthermore, these enterprises exhibit remarkable persistence in adhering to a course of action despite their experienced difficulties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Entrepreneurial orientation, social entrepreneurship, mixed-methods approach, social innovation, social enterprise, persistence
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16774 (URN)10.1080/23311975.2019.1602016 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-15 Created: 2019-04-15 Last updated: 2019-04-17
Durst, S. (2019). How far have we come with the study of knowledge risks?. Vine: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, 49(1), 21-34
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2019 (English)In: Vine: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, ISSN 0305-5728, E-ISSN 1474-1032, Vol. 49, no 1, p. 21-34Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This paper aims to review research on the topic of knowledge risks to establish the current body of knowledge and, on this basis, to suggest some promising avenues for future research.

Design/methodology/approach – This study consists of a systematic review of 52 refereed articles on knowledge risks.

Findings – The findings contribute to a more holistic view of the topic and related aspects and, thus, complement the study of knowledge management. Additionally, a number of research questions are proposed, aimed at guiding and informing future research activities.

Research limitations/implications – This study may not have enabled a complete coverage of all articles in the field of knowledge risks. Yet, based on the chosen research methodology, it seems reasonable to assume that the review process covered a large share of studies available.

Originality/value – To the best of the author’s knowledge, no systematic literature review on knowledge risks and related issues has previously been published in academic journals. Keywords Knowledge loss, Knowledge management, Systematic literature review, Knowledge risk management, Knowledge risks

Paper type Literature review

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Knowledge loss, Knowledge management, Systematic literature review, Knowledge risk management, Knowledge risks
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16557 (URN)10.1108/VJIKMS-10-2018-0087 (DOI)000460324700002 ()2-s2.0-85060098991 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-03-21Bibliographically approved
Matos, F., Vairinhos, V., Durst, S. & Dameri, R. P. (2019). Intellectual Capital and Innovation for Sustainable Smart Cities: The Case of N-Tuple of Helices. In: Florinda Matos, Valter Vairinhos, Paulo Maurício Selig, Leif Edvinsson (Ed.), Intellectual Capital Management as a Driver of Sustainability: Perspectives for Organizations and Society (pp. 49-66). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intellectual Capital and Innovation for Sustainable Smart Cities: The Case of N-Tuple of Helices
2019 (English)In: Intellectual Capital Management as a Driver of Sustainability: Perspectives for Organizations and Society / [ed] Florinda Matos, Valter Vairinhos, Paulo Maurício Selig, Leif Edvinsson, Springer, 2019, p. 49-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this chapter is to explore and discuss, in the context of Smart Cities (SC), the relations between three concepts: Intellectual Capital (IC), Innovation Process (IP) and Sustainability (S). It is important to note that, in this context, the concept of IC refers to Smart Cities Intellectual Capital (SCIC), which is characterised by four components (Human Capital, Process Capital, Renewal Capital, Clients Capital), also used for Nations IC. The Innovation analysis considers two models: the first one expresses the dependencies and limits of innovation, resulting from physical limitations such as city area and city population; and the second one is the N-Tuple of Helices model. The concept of Smart City will be modelled as a living being capable of rational behaviour, knowledge production, and intellectual activity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Series
Springer Professional
Keywords
Intellectual capital, IC, smart city, innovation, N-Tuple, Helix model
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15836 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-79051-0_4 (DOI)978-3-319-79050-3 (ISBN)978-3-319-79051-0 (ISBN)
Note

Springer Professional

Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2018-08-14Bibliographically approved
Grimsdottir, E., Edvardsson, I.-R. & Durst, S. (2019). Knowledge creation in knowledge-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 10(1), 75-94
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, ISSN 2040-4468, E-ISSN 2040-4476, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 75-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper presents insights into the knowledge creation process in three Icelandic knowledge-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Data were obtained through a case study methodology. The findings indicate that the three knowledge-intensive companies use complex, non-routine knowledge to deal with complex problems. Often, practical problems are a starting point for new ideas and knowledge development. Brainstorming, collaboration, teamwork, informal and formal gathering and other knowledge creation activities are used in the knowledge creating process. The companies showed many characteristics of SMEs with little formal structure and strategies. The subject of knowledge creation has received little attention in the literature. Thus, the study responds to this situation by giving insights into the knowledge creation processes in knowledge-intensive SMEs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2019
Keywords
knowledge creation, knowledge-intensive companies, KICs, knowledge management, small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16665 (URN)10.1504/IJKBD.2019.10019584 (DOI)000460726100004 ()
Available from: 2019-02-27 Created: 2019-02-27 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved
Durst, S. & Zieba, M. (2019). Mapping knowledge risks: towards a better understanding of knowledge management. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 17(1), 1-13
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2019 (English)In: Knowledge Management Research & Practice, ISSN 1477-8238, E-ISSN 1477-8246, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 1-13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This conceptual paper aims to identify, present, and analyze potential knowledge risks organizations might face. With the growing complexity of organizational environments and the plethora of new knowledge risks emerging, this critical but under-researched field of knowledge management (KM) deserves closer attention. The study is based on a critical analysis of the extant literature devoted to knowledge risks, discusses potential outcomes of these risks and proposes a concept map of knowledge risks. The map shows a number of knowledge risks organizations should be aware of. Knowledge risks can be assigned to three categories: human, technological and operational. The research is the first systematic and comprehensive review of knowledge risks at the organizational level. By aggregating and consolidating the knowledge risks covered, the study does not only provide a knowledge risk taxonomy but also promising directions for future research. The study also contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of KM.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Keywords
Knowledge risks, knowledge management, knowledge risk management, taxonomy, concept map
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16343 (URN)10.1080/14778238.2018.1538603 (DOI)000459918500001 ()2-s2.0-85055691078 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-10-27 Created: 2018-10-27 Last updated: 2019-03-14Bibliographically approved
Kchaou, R. & Durst, S. (2019). Skills Development Practices and Engineer Turnover: Insights Into Tunisian IT Services Companies. In: José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez, Jesús Manuel Palma-Ruiz (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Competitive Strategy in Family Business: (pp. 42-62). IGI Global
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skills Development Practices and Engineer Turnover: Insights Into Tunisian IT Services Companies
2019 (English)In: Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Leadership and Competitive Strategy in Family Business / [ed] José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez, Jesús Manuel Palma-Ruiz, IGI Global, 2019, p. 42-62Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter investigates the skills development practices and their relationship with engineer turnover in IT services companies (henceforth ITSC) from Tunisia. It presents a qualitative analysis of data that derived from a number of interviews conducted with human resource managers of these companies. Based on the findings, four human resources management (HRM) practices were identified that seemingly contribute to skills development in the firms investigated, which are recruitment, training, inter-project mobility, inter-firm cooperation. The findings indicate that these practices can also reduce engineer turnover rates. The chapter provides fresh insights into HRM practices of Tunisian companies, which has not attracted much attention yet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI Global, 2019
Keywords
Skills Development Practices, Turnover, HRM, IT Services Companies, Tunisia
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16709 (URN)10.4018/978-1-5225-8012-6.ch003 (DOI)9781522580126 (ISBN)1522580123 (ISBN)9781522580133 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-21 Created: 2019-03-21 Last updated: 2019-03-26
Hinteregger, C., Durst, S., Temel, S. & Yesilay, R. B. (2019). The impact of openness on innovation in SMEs. International Journal of Innovation Management, 23(1), Article ID 1950003.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of openness on innovation in SMEs
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877, Vol. 23, no 1, article id 1950003Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study of modes of open innovation in smaller companies is still in the development phase. This study responds to this situation and, drawing upon a data set from 4,679 Turkish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), explores the influence of inbound open innovation and coupled open innovation on marketing innovation as well as process and organisational innovation in SMEs. Results reveal major differences between small and medium-sized Turkish enterprises with regard to both marketing innovation as well as process and organisational innovation. While inbound open innovation positively influences both, marketing as well as process and organisational innovation, the effects for small-sized enterprises are even higher than for medium-sized ones. Coupled open innovation positively influences both innovation outcomes as well, although the effects for medium-sized enterprises are significantly higher than for smaller ones.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
World Scientific, 2019
Keywords
Open innovation, inbound innovation, coupled innovation, small businesses, SMEs, marketing innovation, process innovation, organisational innovation, Turkey
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-14993 (URN)10.1142/S1363919619500038 (DOI)000456968100003 ()2-s2.0-85044448943 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-30 Created: 2018-03-30 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Durst, S. & Bruns, G. (2019). Visualization of IC for Improving Green Innovations in SMEs. In: Florinda Matos, Valter Vairinhos, Paulo Maurício Selig, Leif Edvinsson (Ed.), Intellectual Capital Management as a Driver of Sustainability: Perspectives for Organizations and Society (pp. 139-155). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visualization of IC for Improving Green Innovations in SMEs
2019 (English)In: Intellectual Capital Management as a Driver of Sustainability: Perspectives for Organizations and Society / [ed] Florinda Matos, Valter Vairinhos, Paulo Maurício Selig, Leif Edvinsson, Springer, 2019, p. 139-155Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Investments in sustainable practices, such as green innovations are expected to increase both an organization’s long-term survival and its operational performance. Sustainable development of organizations is driven by organizations’ ability to continuously exploit their base of or access to intellectual capital (IC)/knowledge. Thus, organizations of each kind need to integrate the management of IC/knowledge into their overall strategic efforts. Taking the relevance of IC management for organizations’ sustainability and growth intents, the visualization of IC should be a critical component of organizations’ IC management. Against this background, the purpose of this chapter is to explore and discuss the benefits of IC visualization for sustainable development of organizations. More precisely, the focus is on IC visualization for green innovation activities in smaller companies. Smaller firms have been chosen because the resource constraints create unique challenges for both sustainability and growth. Based on a theoretical discussion a set of guidelines for improving green innovations in SMEs taking into account their IC is proposed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Series
Springer Professional
Keywords
Intellectual capital, IC, IC visualization, sustainable development, green innovation, small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15835 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-79051-0_8 (DOI)978-3-319-79050-3 (ISBN)978-3-319-79051-0 (ISBN)
Note

Springer Professional

Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2018-08-14Bibliographically approved
Hinteregger, C. & Durst, S. (2018). A typology of culture-oriented human resource management systems. International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management (IJSSM), 6(2), 167-187
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A typology of culture-oriented human resource management systems
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management (IJSSM), ISSN 1753-3600, E-ISSN 1753-3619, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 167-187Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Organisational culture has repeatedly been reported as the vehiclefor organisational change, but there is still a lack of research that investigatesthe impact of HRM on organisational culture which is attributed tothe absence of comprehensive HRM frameworks. Based on a sample of161 German-speaking enterprises in Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland,this study responds to this gap by developing, operationalising and evaluating atypology of culture-oriented HRM systems and their effects on organisationalculture. The results demonstrate that HRM plays a crucial role in developingand shaping an organisational culture in general and that each of the developedHRM system, namely employee-, innovation-, profession and task-orientedfosters the development and/or change of a specific organisational culture inparticular.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2018
Keywords
sustainable human resource management systems, HRM typology, competing values framework, organisational culture
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16722 (URN)10.1504/IJSSM.2018.10020358 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-03-26 Created: 2019-03-26 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
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