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  • 1.
    Matos, Florinda
    et al.
    ICLab, ICAA—Intellectual Capital Association, Santarém, Portugal / DINÂMIA’CET-IUL—ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal.
    Vairinhos, Valter
    ICLab, ICAA—Intellectual Capital Association, Santarém, Portugal / CINAV—Naval Research Centre Escola Naval, Almada, Portugal.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande.
    Dameri, Renata Paola
    Department of Economics and Business Studies, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.
    Intellectual Capital and Innovation for Sustainable Smart Cities: The Case of N-Tuple of Helices2019Ingår i: Intellectual Capital Management as a Driver of Sustainability: Perspectives for Organizations and Society / [ed] Florinda Matos, Valter Vairinhos, Paulo Maurício Selig and Leif Edvinsson, Springer Publishing Company, 2019, s. 49-66Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    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.

  • 2.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande.
    Bruns, Guido
    Visualization of IC for Improving Green Innovations in SMEs2019Ingår i: Intellectual Capital Management as a Driver of Sustainability: Perspectives for Organizations and Society / [ed] Florinda Matos, Valter Vairinhos, Paulo Maurício Selig & Leif Edvinsson, Springer Publishing Company, 2019, s. 139-155Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    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.

  • 3.
    Boers, Börje
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Ljungkvist, Torbjörn
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    A founder's heritage: the development of organizational identity2018Ingår i: Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 0827-6331, E-ISSN 2169-2610Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to understand how a former family firm strategically makes use of the founder's legacy to preserve its organizational identity. Following a single case study approach, it draws on rich empirical material from semi-structured interviews and extensive archival data. We show how central organizational activities are affected by a founder's heritage long after the formal exit has taken place, illustrating the central, enduring, and distinctive elements of organizational identity a founder has. Regardless of ownership forms, the family company founder's legacy is used to legitimize new owners and maintain the organization's identity. However, centripetal moves complicate the preservation of the organizational identity, whereas a high focus on value leveraging in another ownership form opens up for centrifugal approaches which strengthen the entrepreneurial dimension of organizational identity.

  • 4.
    Laitila, Thomas
    et al.
    Örebro University.
    Lundgren, Marie
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Olsson, Michael
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    A model of commuting and the economic milieu: an analysis using aggregated data for Sweden2018Ingår i: Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics / [ed] Kakuya Matsushima, William P. Anderson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, s. 299-316Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 5.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    A resource-based model of organizational resilience2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 39-54Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter presents a three-dimensional resource-based model of organizational resilience. The first dimension is financial resources, i.e. economic assets, earnings capacity and intangibilities. The second dimension is technical resources which include products, services, production and supply chains as well as know-how in areas such as innovation, information systems, management of human resources and commerce. The third and final dimension is social resources which relate to various kinds of relations to stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers, owners, creditors, etc. The importance of a constructive followership is stressed. In the end of the chapter, it is discussed how these three dimensions interact with each other. Therefore it is a need of taking a holistic perspective in decision-making and the ability to act swift, agile and imaginatively for preventing crises and to exploit opportunities.

  • 6.
    Oudhuis, Margareta
    et al.
    Högskolan i Borås.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Att hantera höga och komplexa krav: Lärdomar från elitidrottsledare2018Ingår i: Att leda i en komplex organisation: Utmaningar och nya perspektiv för chefer i offentlig verksamhet / [ed] Anna Cregård, Erik Berntson, Stefan Tengblad, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018, 1, s. 83-100Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 7.
    Andersson, Thomas
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Att leda genom medarbetarskap i vården2018Ingår i: Cancervården, ISSN 1401-6583, nr 1, s. 16-17Artikel i tidskrift (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 8.
    Oudhuis, Margareta
    et al.
    University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    BP and Deepwater Horizon: A catastrophe from a resilience perspective2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 71-87Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The chapter summarizes the BP-Deepwater Horizon accident 2010 in the Mexican Gulf, which caused 11 deaths and the largest oil spill in history. The chapter builds on secondary sources and a resilience analysis is made using the theoretical framework developed in the book. It is described what the main causes of the accident were and the events that took place before, under and after the

    accident. The resilience analysis clearly shows that maintaining time limits and budget was made at the expense of reliability and safety, and that unnecessary risks were taken in order to improve project economy. The end results were one of the most costly human made disasters in the history (over 50 billion USD).

  • 9.
    Cregård, Anna
    et al.
    Högskolan i Halmstad.
    Eriksson, Nomie
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Chefskap i professionella organisationer: läkare som chefer2018Ingår i: Att leda i en komplex organisation: Utmaningar och nya perspektiv för chefer i offentlig verksamhet / [ed] Anna Cregård, Erik Berntson, Stefan Tengblad, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018, 1, s. 71-82Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Komplexa organisationer är vanligen svåra att styra – och det gäller särskilt organisationer med starkt professionaliserade aktörer. Det beror på flera faktorer: att det är svårt att överblicka handlingars konsekvenser i sådana organisationer, att det inte är självklart att styrimpulser efterföljs eller att verksamhetens viktigaste procedurer ens går att följa upp. Dessutom kan det som sker på en hierarkisk nivå sakna koppling till det som händer på en annan – och det gäller särskilt for kärnverksamhet i relation till ledning.

  • 10.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Oudhuis, Margareta
    University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
    Conclusions: The resilience framework summarised2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 233-248Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A central claim in the chapter is that organizational resilience is not only a capability but also a philosophy of how organizations can manage surprises and face adverse, complex and uncertain environments in responsible and proactive ways, often even before crises occur. The chapter presents a holistic framework that analyses resilience from different perspectives: 1) as traits, 2) as processes, 3) as resources 4) as capabilities and 5) as prime sources. Furthermore, the main results from the book are summarized in seven main conclusions: 1) the changeable nature of the concept, 2) the multifaceted nature of the concept, 3) the importance of stakeholder interactions, 4) the relation between economies of scale, standardization and flexibility, 5) the importance of high reliability and 6) of local conditions and 7) that resilience is created by combining reliability, efficiency and change capacity.

  • 11.
    Thörnquist, Annette
    et al.
    Research Institute for Work, Technology and Culture, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
    Thörnqvist, Christer
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Do public sector industrial relations challenge the Swedish model?2018Ingår i: Labor history, ISSN 0023-656X, E-ISSN 1469-9702, Vol. 59, nr 1, s. 87-104Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses recent developments in public sector labour relations in Sweden from a historical, gender and power relations perspective. The main question is whether these trends challenge the established Swedish industrial relations system. Our point of departure - yet chronologically also the point of arrival - is the Swedish Municipal Workers' Union, Kommunal's, exit from the coordinated wage setting model within the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Landsorganisationen, LO) in 2015/2016. The immediate reason was that Kommunal, representing one-third of the LO members, including many low-paid women, turned down the LO's proposal on a general wage increase for low-wage groups. Instead, Kommunal urged to upgrade wages for a specific member group, the auxiliary nurses. This broke an almost uninterrupted 20-year-long period of labour market cooperation and coordination that was introduced in 1997 through the so-called Industry Agreement (Industriavtalet). This agreement was launched in the wake of the deep financial crisis in the early 1990s, and the neoliberal move towards a complete decentralization of pay negotiations. How should this move by Kommunal be interpreted? Why, and when, has the centralized system become a straitjacket for Kommunal, when for decades it seemingly was a precondition for both private and public union strength?

  • 12.
    Temel, Serdal
    et al.
    Ege University, Bornova, Turkey.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Driving Factors for Converting Teaching-Oriented Universities Into Entrepreneurial Universities: A Turkish Case Study2018Ingår i: International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics (IJABE), ISSN 2160-9802, Vol. 7, nr 3, s. 34-53Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to accelerate economic growth, many countries have developed and implemented different programs and mechanisms. Benefiting universities' knowledge production and human capacity are one of those mechanisms and therefore entrepreneurial universities, in particular, are considered as a strategic factor in order to realize this target. While in many advanced economies, mainly in Europe and United States, entrepreneurial universities have been established over the years, but this has not been realized in emerging economies. Against this background and the activities found in Turkey, this article sheds light on the current state of Turkish universities regarding their development into entrepreneurial universities. Main findings show that existence of IP policy and TTO is driving factors for entrepreneurial universities. In addition, IP awareness activities in the campus, novelty search and using patent during academic promotion motivates universities to become more entrepreneurial.

  • 13.
    Cregård, Anna
    et al.
    Högskolan i Halmstad.
    Berntson, Erik
    Stockholms universitet.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Andersson, Pia
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Lindgren, Hans
    Göteborgs universitet.
    En introduktion till ledarskap och organisatorisk komplexitet2018Ingår i: Att leda i en komplex organisation: Utmaningar och nya perspektiv för chefer i offentlig verksamhet / [ed] Anna Cregård, Erik Berntson, Stefan Tengblad, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018, 1, s. 9-21Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 14.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Evangelista, Pietro
    Research Institute on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS), National Research Council (CNR), Naples, Italy.
    Exploring knowledge management practices in third-party logistics service providers2018Ingår i: Vine: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, ISSN 0305-5728, E-ISSN 1474-1032, Vol. 48, nr 2, s. 162-177Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore knowledge management (KM) practices implemented by third-party logistics service companies (3PLs) and the main barriers slowing down the adoption of such practices.

    Design/methodology/approach – The methodological approach used in this paper is based on a multiple case study analysis involving a set of 3PLs operating in Italy and Sweden.

    Findings – In spite of some adoption, our findings suggest that 3PLs are not sufficiently realizing the full potential of KM. Our evidence also indicates that there is a link between the type of 3PL company (in terms of the breadth and complexity of the services supplied) and the sophistication of KM tools adopted.

    Research limitations/implications – From a practical point of view, the findings may help the management of 3PL companies to take a more strategic approach to KM and thus its contribution to the firms´ overall goals. Additionally, it is critical to conduct a careful analysis of current and future KM needs to identify the most suitable KM solutions linked to the specific characteristics of the business in which 3PLs operate. From a research point of view, further research should focus on the validation of the link between the number and sophistication of KM tools used and the breadth of services supplied. Further research should also focus on exploring how KM can support 3PL companies in enhancing their performance.

    Originality/value – This study provides fresh insights into the adoption of KM practices in logistics service organizations. The findings advance the limited body of knowledge regarding this topic and contribute to the further development of the study of KM.

  • 15.
    Williams, Christopher
    et al.
    Durham University Business School, Durham, United Kingdom.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Exploring the transition phase in offshore outsourcing: Decision making amidst knowledge at risk2018Ingår i: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    We explore the transition phase in information system (IS) offshore outsourcing, focusing on ongoing decisions made in a client-vendor arrangement and the implications these decisions have for knowledge at risk. Drawing on time-compression and knowledge at risk literatures we argue that firms will need to make ongoing transitional decisions over time as knowledge intensive work is increasingly handed over from client to vendor. We conduct a longitudinal exploratory case study of a strategic development project transitioned from a European client to a company in India over a 4-year period. Analysis indicates: (1) four distinct phases of the transition: penetration, embedment, ramp-up and stabilization; (2) how transitional decisions and knowledge at risk vary across these phases. Results from the longitudinal approach have implications not only for understanding the ‘what’ and ‘how’ in IS offshore outsourcing but also for a deeper insight into the ‘when’ question.

  • 16.
    Jansson, Christian
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Financial Resilience: The Role of Financial Balance, Profitability, and Ownership2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 111-131Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter focuses on financial resilience, which is an important aspect of the organizational resilience framework presented in Chap.  3. Financial resilience includes the balance between assets and debts and also resources like profitability, liquidity and ownership structure. The financial resilience of six of the largest Swedish companies is analyzed in the chapter. The selection includes companies with strong, average, and weak financial resilience, which enables us to contrast different companies to each other. The data is mainly collected from annual reports. The chapter concludes that it is necessary to have a profitable core operation to achieve strong financial resilience, but it is also important to have strong and long-term-oriented owners who retain a part of the profit in the companies as a buffer for more challenging times.

  • 17.
    Andersson, Thomas
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Followership: An important social resource for organizational resilience2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for sustained viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 147-162Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 18.
    Eriksson, Nomie
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Followership for Organizational Resilience in Health care2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 163-179Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The resilient organization has the important capability of creating high reliability. In health care, professionals deal with major challenges in terms of new working methods. The chapter describes the introduction of a standardized working method in hospitals, utilizing Lean-oriented work processes. That is different from nurses’ and physicians’ traditional and flexible way of working. These differences in approaches are the subject of the study. The question is: How can followership create and maintain high reliability and resilience in health care? A comparative case study was performed using interviews and steering documents. To maintain and create high reliability, social resources such as followership are important. Followers’ ability to improve, cooperate, and learn turned out to be important characteristics. Organizational resilience depends on these professionals’ ability to manage change.

  • 19.
    Heredia Pérez, Jorge A.
    et al.
    Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru.
    Kunc, Martin H.
    USM, Chile.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Flores, Alejandro
    Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru.
    Geldes, Cristian
    Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile.
    Impact of competition from unregistered firms on R&D investment by industrial sectors in emerging economies2018Ingår i: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 133, s. 179-189Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This research evaluates the impact of competition from unregistered firms on R&D investment by formal firms in emerging economies by considering their industrial sector and institutional factors, such as intellectual property rights. We performed a study using the propensity score matching approach and the World Bank Enterprise Survey of 16 Latin American emerging economies. We observed that the R&D investment response of formal firms varies according to the typology of industrial sectors. Supplier-dominated industries reduce investments in R&D when confronted with the informal sector. However, science-based, specialized suppliers and scale-intensive industries do not alter their investments. In addition, the level of intellectual property (e.g., IPRI) modifies the effect of the informal sector on R&D investment. Formal firms reduce their investments in R&D when the IPRI environment is underdeveloped. This reduction does not occur in highly developed IPRI environments. We also discuss the finding's theoretical and practical implications and suggest avenues for future research.

  • 20.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Department of Business Administration, Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru.
    Hinteregger, Christoph
    School of Management, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
    Temel, Serdal
    Science and Technology Centre/Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
    Yesilay, R. Baris
    Aviation Higher Vocational, Ege Universitesi, Izmir, Turkey.
    Insights from the later stage of the new product development process: findings from Turkey2018Ingår i: European Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1460-1060, E-ISSN 1758-7115, Vol. 21, nr 3, s. 456-477Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The understanding of the later stage (i.e. the exploitation phase) in the new product development (NPD) process by companies from emerging markets is underdeveloped. The purpose of this paper is to address this lack and, by drawing upon a dataset from Turkish firms, explore how different factors affect the exploitation phase of the NPD process.

    Design/methodology/approach – Multiple hierarchical regression analyses were carried out on a sample of 671 Turkish firms operating in five industries (i.e. information and communication technologies, biomedical, machinery, chemical and plastic, and food and beverage) in the Izmir region (Turkey) to test the hypotheses.

    Findings–Results reveal major differences regarding human capital, leadership, marketing capabilities, and business and institutional networks in terms of the commercialization of newly developed products in domestic and international markets. Originality/value – By focusing on the exploitation stage, this paper extents the growing research efforts to study the NPD process of companies in emerging economies other than China by using primary data from Turkey.

  • 21.
    Thörnqvist, Christer
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Inte självklart att lagstiftning leder till färre strejker2018Ingår i: Dagens Arena, artikel-id 2018-07-04Artikel i tidskrift (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 22.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Universidad del Pacίfico, Lima, Peru.
    Temel, Serdal
    Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.
    Aisenberg Ferenhof, Helio
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Reitor, João David Ferreira Lima, Florianópolio, Brazil.
    Introduction2018Ingår i: Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises / [ed] Susanne Durst, Serdal Temel, Helio Aisenberg Ferenhof, Singapore: World Scientific, 2018, s. 1-4Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 23.
    Dávila, Guillermo Antonio
    et al.
    Department of Knowledge Engineering and Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario Trindade, Florianópolis/SC, Brazil.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Varvakis, Gregorio
    Department of Knowledge Engineering and Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario Trindade, Florianópolis/SC, Brazil.
    Knowledge Absorptive Capacity, Innovation, and Firm’s Performance: Insights From the South of Brazil2018Ingår i: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877, Vol. 22, nr 2, artikel-id UNSP 1850013Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to verify the relationships that may exist between knowledge absorptive capacity (ACAP), innovation performance, and organisational performance in Brazilian firms. A sample of 111 firms from Southern Brazil was surveyed and PLSSEM was used to test the theoretical hypotheses. The relevance of ACAP for innovation and organisational performance is supported. The research also shows that realised ACAP has more influence on innovation performance compared with potential ACAP. Some guidelines for furthering ACAP models suitable for developing countries are provided as well. The findings are a good reference for practitioners as they identify possible actions which can enhance ACAP and thereby contribute to improving innovativeness and performance. This research complements earlier studies which called for the exploration of the role of ACAP on innovation performance and firm’s competitiveness in developing countries, and it opens new avenues for multidisciplinary research.

  • 24.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru.
    Bruns, Guido
    Incipere, Lindau, Germany.
    Knowledge Management in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises2018Ingår i: The Palgrave Handbook of Knowledge Management / [ed] J. Syed, P. A. Murray, D. Hislop, Y. Mouzughi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, s. 495-514Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Against the background of knowledge as an ever more important strategic resource in the current environment, as well as demographic developments which will soon lead to a shortage of expert knowledge, the practice of knowledge management (KM) calls for an even stronger consideration. Knowledge is the critical asset that will help organizations master present and future organizational challenges. This applies to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular. Therefore, the aim of this chapter is to discuss KM in SMEs by first defining this category of firms in quantitative and qualitative terms. Once this understanding is established, we turn to the current body of knowledge regarding KM in SMEs and discuss both the benefits and challenges ahead. We then address how to apply knowledge management in SMEs. The chapter concludes with a number of promising research avenues intended to develop further the study of KM in SMEs.

  • 25.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Bruns, Guido
    Incipere, Germany.
    Edvardsson, Ingi-Runar
    University of Iceland, Iceland.
    Knowledge Retention in Smaller Firms2018Ingår i: Contemporary Knowledge and Systems Science / [ed] W. B. Lee, F. Sabetzadeh, IGI Global, 2018, s. 100-119Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In environments that are characterized by skill shortage, knowledge retention should be a key activity. Our understanding of this knowledge practice, however, is underdeveloped. The purpose of this chapter is to contribute to the further development of this field. The authors are interested in studying how smaller firms approach the retention of critical knowledge. Semi-structured interviews with organization members of five smaller Austrian firms operating in the building and construction industry were conducted. The findings presented in this chapter advance the limited understanding of knowledge retention in general and regarding smaller businesses. They also contribute to the further development of the study of knowledge management in the building and construction sector. Based on the study's findings, suitable measures to better manage the process of knowledge retention in smaller firms are derived. These measures may be useful for smaller firms operating in similar industries as well.

  • 26.
    Zieba, Malgorzata
    et al.
    Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande.
    Knowledge Risks in the Sharing Economy2018Ingår i: Knowledge Management in the Sharing Economy: Cross-Sectoral Insights into the Future of Competitive Advantage / [ed] Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu & Florina Pînzaru, Springer, 2018, s. 253-270Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this chapter is to present and analyze potential risks connected with knowledge that organizations operating in the sharing economy might potentially face. 

  • 27.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Aisenberg Ferenhof, Helio
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
    Yousefi, Bahram Hooshyar
    Literature Review on Big Data: What Do We Know So Far?2018Ingår i: Big Data in the Arts and Humanities: Theory and Practice / [ed] Giovanni Schiuma, Daniela Carlucci, CRC Press, 2018, s. 3-14Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The term “big data” has been discussed often in recent years so it is high time for us to determine the current state of knowledge on big data and the benefits and challenges that its applications may bring to individuals, companies, or the society at large. We argue that such work will allow for greater dissemination of results across both academic research and practitioners. The determination of the body of knowledge will help to systematize research, whereas practitioners will get insights into the pros and cons of using big data, which in turn can provide the basis for the improved use of big data or its first-time application, respectively. Based on a systematic review consisting of 87 papers, this chapter proposes a number of future research avenues that can be used to organize the study of big data. The future avenues and the determination of the current body of knowledge about big data are considered the main contributions of this chapter. Next, we briefly discuss the term “big data.” Then the insights into the methodology are provided. After that, the results are presented. This is followed by a discussion about the possible future research opportunities. The chapter terminates with final remarks and conclusions.

  • 28.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Universidad del Pacίfico, Lima, Peru.
    Temel, Serdal
    Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.
    Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in SMEs: What Comes Next?2018Ingår i: Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises / [ed] Susanne Durst, Serdal Temel, Helio Aisenberg Ferenhof, Singapore: World Scientific, 2018, s. 207-217Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim behind this final chapter is to propose and discuss a number of topics that could build the basis for future research regarding the interplay between knowledge management (KM) and open innovation (OI) in SMEs.

  • 29.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Berntson, Erik
    Stockholms universitet.
    Cregård, Anna
    Högskolan i Halmstad.
    Organisatorisk komplexitet är också en möjlighet2018Ingår i: Att leda i en komplex organisation: Utmaningar och nya perspektiv för chefer i offentlig verksamhet / [ed] Anna Cregård, Erik Berntson, Stefan Tengblad, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018, 1, s. 183-195Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 30.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Oudhuis, Margareta
    University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
    Organization resilience: What makes companies and organizations sustainable?2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 3-17Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Organizational resilience deals with companies’  and organizations’ ability to survive, or more positively stated, to maintain their vitality in a changing world that constantly requires adaptation. This chapter introduces and describes the concept of organizational resilience and presents an overview of the book.

    A resilient company or organization is in the chapter defi ned as the capacity to use its technical, economic and social resources in order to develop long-term skills and competencies, in an efficient, reliable and flexible manner, and in a way it could manage challenges and exploit opportunities. This definition is developed both by acknowledging previous defi nitions and also by using the theoretical framework of the book consisting of evolutionary theory, complexity theory and practice theory of management.

  • 31.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Organizational resilience: Theoretical framework2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 19-38Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

     In this chapter, a general theoretical framework of the book is presented. The framework builds on various sources of literature and in particular on an organic view on economic and organizational development. Using the classical concepts of variation, selection and retention, organizational resilience is seen as the capacity of a company to over time become a selected variation in the marketplace.

    Furthermore‚  the framework builds on findings from complexity theory that highlights the centrality of unforeseen events and unanticipated consequences. Such events and consequences can be both positive and negative (serendipities as well as severe challenges). The chapter ends in a new model that emphasizes the importance for a resilient organization to find an adequate balance between reliability,efficiency and change capacity.

  • 32.
    Gadolin, Christian
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Professional employees’ strategic employment of the managerial logic in healthcare2018Ingår i: Qualitative research in organization and management, ISSN 1746-5648, E-ISSN 1746-5656, Vol. 13, nr 2, s. 126-143Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze how physicians and nurses strategicallyemploy the managerial logic.Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative case study incorporating interviews and observations.Findings – Neither physicians nor nurses were prone to strategically employing the managerial logic.However, when doing so nurses were able to acknowledge the legitimacy of managerial impact on practice,whereas the physicians were not. Consequently, physicians might find other, more subtle, ways tostrategically employ the managerial logic.Originality/value – This paper argues for and makes explicit the applicability of qualitative methods inorder to delineate actors’ strategic use of available and accessible institutional logics, the conditions for suchusage, as well as the multiplicity of actors’ interactions that needs to be taken into account when conductingqualitative data analysis of such occurrences. By the merits of the qualitative research approach utilized inthis study, novel insights concerning the strategic use of the managerial logic in the everyday work ofphysicians and nurses were obtainable. These insights emphasize the necessity of acknowledging situational,organizational and institutional context, incorporating inter-professional power discrepancies and relationsvis-à-vis managers.

  • 33.
    Gill-McLure, Whyeda
    et al.
    Management Research Centre, Wolverhampton Business School, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
    Thörnqvist, Christer
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Reconstructing resistance and renewal in public service unionism in the twenty-first century: lessons from a century of war and peace2018Ingår i: Labor history, ISSN 0023-656X, E-ISSN 1469-9702, Vol. 59, nr 1, s. 3-14Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This special issue uses the occasion of the centenary of the Whitley Commission Reports to illuminate the contemporary crisis in public service industrial relations from a historical perspective. In all six countries studiedBritain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the USApublic service employment is labour intensive and quantitatively significant in the overall economy. Public services have also been major targets of neoliberal reforms, starting in the UK and the USA at the turn of the 1980s and in the other countries about a decade later. In addition, the relatively high union density and the political dimension of public services and public union strategies have been major targets of new public management and more latterly austerity. However, the regressive period has had a differential impact in different countries. In the liberal market economies of the UK and the USA, the neoliberal turn has destabilised traditional patterns of public sector industrial relations to greatest effect. While in the more coordinated market economies, traditional arrangements and values have been more resistant to austerity and neoliberal reforms. We attempt to shed light on these differential impacts through a critical analysis of the historical evolution of public sector industrial relations in each country.

  • 34.
    Edström, Anders
    et al.
    University of Borås.
    Oudhuis, Margareta
    University of Borås.
    Ljungkvist, Torbjörn
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Brorström, Björn
    University of Borås.
    Regional Resilience2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 213-229Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 35.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Resilient leadership: Lessons from three legendary business leaders2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 89-108Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    One way of gaining knowledge about organizational resilience is to studying business leaders who have contributed to create companies and business models with long endurance. In this chapter three successful Swedish business leaders are described and analyzed in accordance with the theoretical framework of the book. Some important results emerge from the analysis. First, an emphasis on creating decentralized organizations based on an active followership and trust is revealed. Second, the business leaders in question have shown the courage and capability to develop strategies even if they did not correspond to at the moment popular beliefs in society, and third the business leaders have shown the ability to find creative solution to situations they did not foresee, which included abandoning a previous strategy (i.e. fl exible adaption).

  • 36.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    The champion company that disappeared: A resilience resources analysis of Circuit City2018Ingår i: The Resilience Framework: Organizing for Sustained Viability / [ed] Stefan Tengblad, Margareta Oudhuis, Singapore: Springer, 2018, s. 57-70Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Good to Great by Jim Collins and colleagues (2001) is one of the most influential management books in the last decades. In this chapter, a critical analysis of the book is made using the framework developed in the book. This is made through an analysis of the fate of Circuit City, one of the heralded companies in Good to Great. The critique contains displaying methodological flaws and the one-sidedness in  Good to Great where simple and timeless business models fanatically applied is seen as a general recipe for success. On the contrary, the fate of Circuit City demonstrates the need of developing a strong financial base, efficient operations, good stakeholder relations as well as the ability to alter existing business models and to develop new models.

  • 37.
    Boers, Qiuhong
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande.
    Boers, Börje
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    The Construction of a Professional Identity of a Female Entrepreneur2018Ingår i: Knowledge, Learning and Innovation: Research Insights on Cross-Sector Collaborations / [ed] Vanessa Ratten, Vitor Braga, Carla Susana Marques, Cham: Springer, 2018, s. 113-122Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The construction of professional identity of an entrepreneur involves many factors. In this chapter, the case study of a Chinese female immigrant entrepreneur in Sweden illustrates the complexity of professional identity which intertwines with the gender identity and the cultural identity in all levels from personal, professional and socio-cultural. The methods of participant observation and discourse analysis are used. The results reflect the impacts of gender and culture factors in the construction and communication of professional identity, which can contribute to the integration process of Chinese immigrants in Sweden.

  • 38.
    Hinteregger, Christoph
    et al.
    School of Management, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Temel, Serdal
    Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
    Yesilay, Rustem Baris
    Aviation Higher Vocational School, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
    The impact of openness on innovation in SMEs2018Ingår i: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    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.

  • 39.
    Temel, Serdal
    et al.
    Ege University, İzmir, Turkey.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Universidad del Pacίfico, Lima, Peru.
    The Interplay between Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in SMEs2018Ingår i: Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises / [ed] Susanne Durst, Serdal Temel, Helio Aisenberg Ferenhof, Singapore: World Scientific, 2018, s. 67-84Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter, the interplay between open innovation (OI) and knowledge management (KM) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is addressed. More precisely, the three OI archetypes, which are the outside–in and inside–out processes, and coupled process, are used to show this interplay. It is shown how SMEs can benefit from applying these three archetypes and what are the preconditions for applying them in the best way.

  • 40.
    Olsson, Michael
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    The Swedish commuting pattern: a gravity model of commuting, with housing-expenditure and income constraints2018Ingår i: Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Andreas P. Cornett, Tina Wallin, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, Vol. 2, s. 250-264Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 41.
    Shujahat, Muhammad
    et al.
    COM-SATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock, Pakistan.
    Ali, Bakhtiar
    Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    Nawaz, Faisal
    COM-SATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock, Pakistan.
    Durst, Susanne
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Kianto, Aino
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    Translating the impact of knowledge management into knowledge‐based innovation: The neglected and mediating role of knowledge‐worker satisfaction2018Ingår i: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, ISSN 1090-8471, E-ISSN 1520-6564, Vol. 28, nr 4, s. 200-212Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of knowledge management is innovation. However, this study proposes that the existence of knowledge management in the knowledge-worker's work environment can nurture the overall satisfaction of knowledge worker. As the ultimate purpose of knowledge management is innovation performance, therefore, the satisfaction of knowledge worker as an outcome of knowledge management should be greater innovation performance. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to test the mediating role of satisfaction of knowledge worker between knowledge management and innovation. The study collected the data from 306 knowledge workers (engineers and managers) of software houses from Pakistan. The SmartPLS 3 Version 2.7 software that uses the PLS-SEM (Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modelling) technique was used. The results indicate that satisfaction of knowledge worker mediates between two knowledge management processes (knowledge creation and knowledge sharing) and innovation significantly. However, it does not mediate between knowledge utilization and innovation significantly.

  • 42.
    Thörnqvist, Christer
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Utredning med varningsflagg2018Ingår i: ArbetetArtikel i tidskrift (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 43.
    Ljungkvist, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Boers, Börje
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande. Witten Institute for Family Business, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Witten, Germany.
    Another hybrid?: Family businesses as venture capitalists2017Ingår i: Journal of Family Business Management, ISSN 2043-6238, E-ISSN 2043-6246, Vol. 7, nr 3, s. 329-350Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – This paper addresses the phenomenon of venture capital firms which are also family businesses(VCFBs). The purpose of this paper is to explore and understand the phenomenon of VCFB by answering thefollowing questions: What are the features of professionalization in VCFBs? And, how do professionalizationand types of family businesses explain the strategies and governance of VCFBs?Design/methodology/approach – As an explorative case study, it maps the Swedish venture capital (VC)industry and compares two VCFBs and their business investments with regard to strategy and governance.Findings – By suggesting two major configurations, the study explains how family business developmentand levels of professionalization relate to differences in VCFBs’ strategies, which in turn, affect theirgovernance. The personal VCFB features active owners who personally take responsibility roles and stronglyfocus on customers and relationships. The administrative VCFB strongly focuses on predetermined financialmetrics, high ethical awareness among board members, and ongoing interplay between the active familyboard members and minority shareholders.Research limitations/implications – The study was conducted in Sweden and concerns Swedish VCFBs.The paper contributes to the literature by combining the two currently separate research streams, i.e. familybusiness and VC, highlighting the importance and consequences of family ownership in VC businesses.Practical implications – The present study provides stock market investors and stock analysts with adeeper understanding of VCFBs’ strategy incentives. By identifying the kind of VCFB and its relation tostrategy, more reasonable assessments and analyses of the VCFBs’ actions will be possible. Family firms willingto accept VC-finance should consider the type of VC and the potential consequences of family ownership.Originality/value – This study is the first to classify VC firms as family businesses. Moreover, it shows thefeatures of professionalization in VCFBs by suggesting a set of configurations.

  • 44.
    Ljungkvist, Torbjörn
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Constructive business advice?: Different trajectories between family businesses and startups2017Ingår i: Journal of Family Business Management, ISSN 2043-6238, E-ISSN 2043-6246, Vol. 7, nr 3, s. 309-328Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the verbal content and its impact on panel-basedbusiness advice meetings (springboards) for family business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Further,the study also investigates how panel-based advising assists entrepreneurship.Design/methodology/approach – The investigated springboards concern family business owners whorun established firms and startup entrepreneurs who are applying for venture capital. Data from 12 differentspringboards are collected and studied by content analysis.Findings – The outcomes indicate that advising is more constructive for the family business owners than forthe startup entrepreneurs. This can mainly be explained by the rational screening that follows the businessplan concept and group dynamics which appear in these meetings.Research limitations/implications – The study was conducted in Sweden and concerns Swedish familybusiness owners and startup entrepreneurs. It reveals different speech patterns that appear during organizedadvice-giving and its implications depending on the type of entrepreneur.Practical implications – This study provides potential input to change the institutional practice ofpanel-based business advice, which will likely support entrepreneurs in their business development andnetwork building.Originality/value – This study is the first to investigate the verbal content in panel-based business advicefor family business owners. Further, it provides a deeper understanding of the institutionalized conditionsthat this kind of advising builds on.

  • 45.
    Durst, Susanne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.
    Brunold, Julia
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande.
    Corporate governance practices in smaller privately held businesses – insights from the Rhine Valley region2017Ingår i: Handbook of Research on Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship / [ed] Jonas Gabrielsson, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, s. 201-223Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The study of corporate governance is dominated by quantitative research and tends to focus on large listed companies businesses. As a response to this situation, this chapter examines how corporate governance is practiced in smaller businesses. It reports findings based on semi-structured interviews conducted with executive staff of smaller privately held firms from the Rhine Valley region. More precisely parts of both Austria (Province of Vorarlberg) and the Principality of Liechtenstein were covered. In total, twenty-five individuals were involved. The findings particularly emphasize the concept of relational governance as a more appropriate governance approach in small firms. Thereby the chapter suggests that the relational governance approach needs to be extended by considering employees and their contribution to governance practices and company development as well. The chapter´s findings may help managing directors of smaller firms to better understand and exploit the benefits of different governance mechanisms in their efforts to cope with different business challenges ahead. The findings may also be used by policy makers helping them to develop improved corporate governance codes and best practice recommendations. To sum up, the chapter provides fresh insights into the practice of governance in smaller firms taken from a practitioner’s perspective. Additionally, it offers the opportunity of expanding our understanding of the topic in different parts of the world.

     

  • 46.
    Abraha Gebrekidan, Desalegn
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för handel och företagande. Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningsspecialiseringen Framtidens Företagande.