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Andersén, J. & Andersén, A. (2019). Are high-performance work systems (HPWS) appreciated by everyone?: The role of management position and gender on the relationship between HPWS and affective commitment. Employee relations, 41(5), 1046-1064
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Are high-performance work systems (HPWS) appreciated by everyone?: The role of management position and gender on the relationship between HPWS and affective commitment
2019 (English)In: Employee relations, ISSN 0142-5455, E-ISSN 1758-7069, Vol. 41, no 5, p. 1046-1064Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose:  Although most studies on HPWS focus on various firm-level outcomes, there has been an increasing interest in how employees are affected by HPWS. However, most of these studies use social exchange theory and, based on an idea of reciprocal exchange, implicitly assume that all employees become more affectively committed to organizations using HPWS.  Based on social identity theory, we argue that management position and gender likely influence how individuals respond to HPWS. Thus, the aim of this study is to examine how HPWS affects affective commitment among managers, subordinates, men, and women.

Design/methodology/approach: Hierarchical linear model analysis of 356 employees in 26 Swedish small and medium-sized manufacturing companies.

Findings: In the sample examined, managers and women show increased affective commitment in organizations using HPWS. For men with non-managerial positions, the results indicate a reversed relationship, i.e. HPWS could actually reduce affective commitment.

Originality/value: The findings indicate the need to consider individual differences when examining the effect of HPWS, and highlight the usefulness of relational-oriented theories when studying the employee outcomes of HRM systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Human resource management, High-performance work systems, Affective commitment, Social identity theory, Gender
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16284 (URN)10.1108/ER-03-2018-0080 (DOI)000476942400012 ()2-s2.0-85069674760 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Win-win-situationer för medarbetare och ägare - En analys av sambanden mellan HRM, välbefinnande och lönsamhet
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-1067
Available from: 2019-07-25 Created: 2019-07-25 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
Andersén, J., Jansson, C. & Ljungkvist, T. (2019). Can environmentally oriented CEOs and environmentally friendly suppliers boost the growth of small firms?. Business Strategy and the Environment
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Can environmentally oriented CEOs and environmentally friendly suppliers boost the growth of small firms?
2019 (English)In: Business Strategy and the Environment, ISSN 0964-4733, E-ISSN 1099-0836Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The core question addressed in the natural resource‐based view (NRBV) of the firm is how to develop and exploit resources beneficial for both the natural environment and firm performance. Due to the resource constraints and increased competition facing small manufacturing firms, achieving this is a challenge for such companies. Building on the NRBV and resource orchestration literatures, we examine the relationship between green purchasing capabilities (GPCs), CEO's environmental orientation(EO), and firm growth. Results from 304 Swedish small manufacturing firms indicate a significant relationship between GPC and growth, and this relationship is positively moderated by the EO of the CEO.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
green purchasing, natural resource‐based view, resource orchestration, small firm growth, sustainable entrepreneurship
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17389 (URN)10.1002/bse.2366 (DOI)2-s2.0-8506968489 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Hållbar lönsamhet och lönsam hållbarhet
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P16-0183The Kamprad Family Foundation, 20180048
Available from: 2019-07-17 Created: 2019-07-17 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically approved
Ljungkvist, T., Boers, B., Andersén, J. & Nordqvist, M. (2019). Rapid growth of founder-led companies: the role of resource orchestration. In: : . Paper presented at International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE)-2019, Los Angeles, June 14-16, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rapid growth of founder-led companies: the role of resource orchestration
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the role of resource orchestration in rapidly growing founder-led companies.  

Design/methodology/approach – Based on a comparative case study of founder-led companies, the resource orchestration in a founder-led family firm is compared with a founder-led one. To comprehend the complexity of resource orchestration, a large amount of archival data and interviews are used. By using data derived from a period of ten years, the present study has a longitudinal approach.

Findings – By uncovering the resource management process, the findings indicate a difference in focus between the founder-led family firm and the founder-led firm. The resource orchestration in the family firm focuses to a greater extent on the early stages of the resource management process, i.e. the recruitment of new staff, the incorporation and the control of “right” values and norms. On the other hand, the founder-led business puts a higher focus on performance metrics and the documented coordination of teams and customers. However, both companies rely largely on self-organizing teams. By revealing the management role in a dynamic industry, the present study criticizes and extends general findings of the resource orchestration literature. Moreover, it contributes to the organizational culture and firm growth entrepreneurship literature.      

Practical implications – The study shows how founder-based companies can grow successfully in a dynamic environment. Furthermore, it reveals how software companies’ resources can be managed and bundled in a successful manner.

Originality/value – the present study conveys fine-grained insights in complex management processes operating in a dynamic environment.

Keywords
resource orchestration, growth, medium-sized companies, case study, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17428 (URN)
Conference
International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE)-2019, Los Angeles, June 14-16, 2019
Available from: 2019-07-10 Created: 2019-07-10 Last updated: 2019-09-04
Andersén, J. (2019). Resource orchestration of firm-specific human capital and firm performance: the role of collaborative human resource management and entrepreneurial orientation. International Journal of Human Resource Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resource orchestration of firm-specific human capital and firm performance: the role of collaborative human resource management and entrepreneurial orientation
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, ISSN 0958-5192, E-ISSN 1466-4399Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Firm-specific human capital (HC) is widely recognised as the most important resource for superior firm performance. Contemporary literature on the resource-based view (RBV) and resource orchestration has stressed the importance of organising resources, such as firmspecific HC, in order to fully exploit them. However, companies with idiosyncratic resources cannot rely on established resource exploitation practices, making the exploitation of firmspecific HC a complex issue. Nevertheless, few studies have empirically examined how to orchestrate firm-specific HC. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine how resource orchestration – operationalised as collaborative human resource management (CHRM) and entrepreneurial orientation (EO) both individually and combined – moderates the relationship between firm-specific HC and firm performance. Based on a sample of 151 Swedish manufacturing firms, the findings demonstrate that CHRM and EO do not independently influence the relationship between firm-specific HC and performance. However, firms with firm-specific HC benefit from either being highly entrepreneurial and relying on CHRM or being non-entrepreneurial and not focusing on CHRM; they perform worst if they are entrepreneurial without using CHRM. Whereas previous RBV-studies on resource exploitation have mainly stressed that HC has to be exploited, this study contributes to the RBV by examining how firm-specific HC should be exploited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Human capital, Resource-based view, Resource management, Resource orchestration, Entrepreneurial orientation, Firm-specific human capital
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16599 (URN)10.1080/09585192.2019.1579250 (DOI)2-s2.0-85062474996 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Win-win-situationer för medarbetare och ägare - En analys av sambanden mellan HRM, välbefinnande och lönsamhet
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-1067
Available from: 2019-03-01 Created: 2019-03-01 Last updated: 2019-04-23Bibliographically approved
Andersén, J., Jansson, C. & Ljungkvist, T. (2017). Rent appropriation management of strategic human capital in practice. In: : . Paper presented at 37th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Houston, October 28-31, 2017. Strategic Management Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rent appropriation management of strategic human capital in practice
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Strategic Management Society, 2017
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13511 (URN)
Conference
37th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, Houston, October 28-31, 2017
Projects
Nöjda medarbetare och högpresterande företag - En studie av framgångsrika exempel
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2015-790
Available from: 2017-04-19 Created: 2017-04-19 Last updated: 2018-03-28Bibliographically approved
Andersén, J. (2017). What about the employees in entrepreneurial firms?: A multi-level analysis of the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, role ambiguity, and social support. International Small Business Journal, 35(8), 969-990
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What about the employees in entrepreneurial firms?: A multi-level analysis of the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, role ambiguity, and social support
2017 (English)In: International Small Business Journal, ISSN 0266-2426, E-ISSN 1741-2870, Vol. 35, no 8, p. 969-990Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on entrepreneurial orientation (EO) has mainly addressed outcomes of EO at the level of the firm. However, few studies have examined how EO affects employees. Using a multi-level analysis of 343 employees nested in 25 SMEs, revealed that EO will increase the degree of role ambiguity among employees. Social support from management was not found to have any effect on the relationship between EO and role ambiguity. However, social support from co-workers weakens the EO-ambiguity relationship and can counteract the negative effects of EO to some degree. The study contributes to the EO literature by being one of very few that have considered possible negative consequences of EO, and it also highlights how to reduce role ambiguity in entrepreneurial SMEs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
employee well-being, entrepreneurial orientation, hierarchical linear modeling, role ambiguity, small and medium-sized enterprises, social exchange theory
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13295 (URN)10.1177/0266242617690797 (DOI)000416004600005 ()2-s2.0-85035043525 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Win-win-situationer för medarbetare och ägare - En analys av sambanden mellan HRM, välbefinnande och lönsamhet
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-1067
Available from: 2017-02-22 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
Andersén, J., Ljungkvist, T. & Jansson, C. (2016). An integrated approach to rent appropriation and rent generation. In: : . Paper presented at International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, October 19-22, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An integrated approach to rent appropriation and rent generation
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13252 (URN)
Conference
International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, October 19-22, 2016
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, J., Andersén, J., Ljungkvist, T. & Jansson, C. (2016). Formal accounting planning in SMEs: the influence of family ownership and entrepreneurial orientation. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 23(3), 691-702
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Formal accounting planning in SMEs: the influence of family ownership and entrepreneurial orientation
2016 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 691-702Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PurposeSeveral studies have highlighted the importance of management accounting practices such as formal short-term planning and formal long-term planning for SME performance. However, few studies have considered what actually explains differences in the use of formal planning (from a management accounting approach) in SMEs. Family ownership and EO are two plausible explanations for such differences. The aim of this study is therefore to examine how family ownership and EO are correlated to the use of formal short-term planning and formal long-term planning in SMEs.

Design/methodology/approachIn this study, we examined how family ownership and entrepreneurial orientation affect the use of formal planning by analyzing a sample of 156 Swedish manufacturing SMEs, using multivariate regression analysis.

FindingsAs could be expected, we were able to validate the notion that family firms use less formal planning than non-family firms. However, in contrast to some previous studies, we found that there is a strongly positive relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and the use of formal short-term planning and long-term planning.

Originality/valueWhereas many previous studies on family business have assumed that family firms use less formal planning than non-family firms, the present study is one of few to actually confirm this notion. Also, this study has provided strong evidence that EO is positively correlated to the use of formal planning, in the short term and in the longer term.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016
Keywords
Family business, Entrepreneurial orientation, Management accounting, Formal planning
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12677 (URN)10.1108/JSBED-12-2015-0167 (DOI)000382560400006 ()2-s2.0-84981194124 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-07-05 Created: 2016-07-05 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved
Andersén, J., Jansson, C. & Ljungkvist, T. (2016). Resource immobility and sustained performance: A systematic assessment of how immobility has been considered in empirical resource-based studies. International journal of management reviews (Print), 18(4), 371-396
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resource immobility and sustained performance: A systematic assessment of how immobility has been considered in empirical resource-based studies
2016 (English)In: International journal of management reviews (Print), ISSN 1460-8545, E-ISSN 1468-2370, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 371-396Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The core notion of the resource-based view (RBV) is that the possession of certain resources can result in superior performance and, in order for this performance to be sustained, these resources cannot be perfectly mobile. Whereas previous reviews have mainly focused on the relationship between resources and temporary performance, no studies have systematically analyzed the extent to which empirical RBV studies have specifically considered immobility of resources. By analyzing a sample of 218 empirical RBV studies, the authors found that 17% of the studies directly measured some dimension of immobility (by, for example, actually measuring the level of social complexity, unique history, tacitness or tradability). Fewer than 2% of the studies measured the outcome of resource immobility, i.e. sustained performance differences. Based on these results, this paper discusses the consequences of overlooking this key dimension of the RBV (i.e. immobility) and suggests that, and discusses how, future research should consider resource immobility to a greater extent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2016
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10921 (URN)10.1111/ijmr.12067 (DOI)000385852800001 ()2-s2.0-84929222829 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-05-12 Created: 2015-05-12 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved
Andersén, J. & Samuelsson, J. (2016). Resource organization and firm performance: How entrepreneurial orientation and management accounting influence the profitability of growing and non-growing SMEs. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 22(4), 466-484
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resource organization and firm performance: How entrepreneurial orientation and management accounting influence the profitability of growing and non-growing SMEs
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, ISSN 1355-2554, E-ISSN 1758-6534, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 466-484Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The aim of this study is to examine how entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and the use of management accounting practices (MAPs) in decision making affects the profitability of SMEs, and also to analyze the extent to which EO and the use of MAPs affects profitability differently in growing and non-growing SMEs.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper employs an empirical investigation which is based on a sample of 153 Swedish manufacturing SMEs. The data is analyzed by two- and three way interaction regressions.

Findings

EO and MAPs have a positive effect on profitability in non-growing SMEs, but the combined effect of EO and MAPs has no additional effect. However, for growing SMEs, high usage of MAPs in decision making is a prerequisite for EO to influence profitability.

Originality/value

This study is the first to use the resource-based view to examine the relationship between two dimensions of resource organization and SME profitability. Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) is used as a proxy for how resources are organized in order to identify opportunities, and management accounting practices (MAPs) are used as a proxy for how efficiently resources are organized.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016
Keywords
Management accounting, Firm performance, Entrepreneurial orientation, Resource-based theory, Small- to medium-sized enterprises
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Strategic Entrepreneurship
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12247 (URN)10.1108/IJEBR-11-2015-0250 (DOI)000379774800001 ()2-s2.0-84976583896 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-05-15 Created: 2016-05-14 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved
Projects
Satisfied employees and high performing companies - A study of succesful examples [2015-00790_Forte]; Umeå University
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