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Malmström, M., Wincent, J. & Johansson, J. (2013). Managing competence acquisition and financial performance: an empirical study of how small firms use competence acquisition strategies. Journal of engineering and technology management, 30(4), 327-349
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Managing competence acquisition and financial performance: an empirical study of how small firms use competence acquisition strategies
2013 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of engineering and technology management, ISSN 0923-4748, E-ISSN 1879-1719, Vol. 30, nr 4, s. 327-349Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Past research has neglected how small firms manage competence acquisition. Based on transaction cost literature, this article identifies competence acquisition management strategies and their implications for performance. We explore this issue using survey data from 842 small, knowledge-intensive firms. The results outline four aspects of competence acquisition management: (1) competence absorbers, (2) social acquirers, (3) market acquirers, and (4) nonacquirers. Furthermore, we hypothesized and found that market acquirers score higher in terms of financial performance than firms following the other strategies. The market acquirer strategy proved particularly effective under conditions of high dynamism. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Nyckelord
Competence management, Acquisition, Performance, Small firms
Nationell ämneskategori
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104195 (URN)10.1016/j.jengtecman.2013.07.004 (DOI)000328662500002 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2015-06-11 Skapad: 2015-06-08 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-07Bibliografiskt granskad
Lindberg, E., Wincent, J. & Örtqvist, D. (2013). Turning stressors into something productive: An empirical study revealing nonlinear influences of role stressors on self-efficacy. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(2), 263-274
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Turning stressors into something productive: An empirical study revealing nonlinear influences of role stressors on self-efficacy
2013 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, ISSN 0021-9029, E-ISSN 1559-1816, Vol. 43, nr 2, s. 263-274Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This study suggests that stressors can be productive for self-efficacy and that the influence of stressors on self-efficacy is nonlinear. Analyses were conducted with ordinary least squares regression on a dataset covering responses from 311 deans in Swedish secondary schools. Results support the hypothesized U-shape relationship between role conflict and self-efficacy and the inverted U-shape relationship between role ambiguity and self-efficacy. Thus, findings offer evidence for nonlinear effects of stressors on the level of incumbents' self-efficacy. This research has implications for further research focused on the association between role stressors and self-efficacy.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
John Wiley & Sons, 2013
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Forskningsämne
företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64342 (URN)10.1111/j.1559-1816.2012.00995.x (DOI)000315028100003 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2013-01-24 Skapad: 2013-01-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-08Bibliografiskt granskad
Thorgren, S., Wincent, J. & Boter, H. (2012). Small firms in multipartner R&D alliances: Gaining benefits by acquiescing. Journal of engineering and technology management, 29(4), 453-467
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Small firms in multipartner R&D alliances: Gaining benefits by acquiescing
2012 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of engineering and technology management, ISSN 0923-4748, E-ISSN 1879-1719, Vol. 29, nr 4, s. 453-467Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This study highlights how smaller firms gain advantages through exchange strategies in alliances. Based on a sample of 141 firms involved in multipartner alliances governed by cooperative exchange norms, our findings support the hypothesis that smaller firms are more likely than larger firms to comply with cooperative exchange norms. This finding is especially valid for firms in manufacturing industries and can positively influence new product development. This study is a starting point for additional research investigating how, when, and why firms can benefit from engaging in multipartner alliances, even if they are a relatively small player.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, 2012
Nyckelord
Multipartner alliance, Cooperation, Innovation, Exchange norms
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Forskningsämne
företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57716 (URN)10.1016/j.jengtecman.2012.07.002 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2012-08-13 Skapad: 2012-08-13 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-08Bibliografiskt granskad
Bergh, P., Thorgren, S. & Wincent, J. (2012). Trust and self-efficacy in formal learning networks: the effects on entrepreneurs’ capacity to act upon business opportunities. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 12(2)
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Trust and self-efficacy in formal learning networks: the effects on entrepreneurs’ capacity to act upon business opportunities
2012 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Innovation and Learning, ISSN 1471-8197, E-ISSN 1741-8089, Vol. 12, nr 2Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

In efforts to promote better realization of business opportunities, government support of formal policy led learning networks among entrepreneurs has been a popular approach world-wide. This article uses survey data from 109 entrepreneurs who took part in formal learning networks to examine how trust in network partners influences the capacity to act upon business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Further, we examine how this influence is moderated by the entrepreneurs’ own self-efficacy. Our results support a positive relationship between developing trust in other networking entrepreneurs and the capacity to act upon business opportunities. Self-efficacy was found to moderate this relationship. For entrepreneurs with low self-efficacy, results support an inverted U-shaped relationship, with the greatest outcomes reached with an intermediate level of trust. For entrepreneurs with high self-efficacy, a positive linear relationship is supported. We discuss implications for further research on trust and realization of opportunities, and for learning network policy.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Inderscience, 2012
Nyckelord
learning, networks, entrepreneurs, trust, self-efficacy, business opportunities
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Forskningsämne
företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40850 (URN)10.1504/IJIL.2012.048354 (DOI)
Externt samarbete:
Tillgänglig från: 2011-03-11 Skapad: 2011-03-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-08Bibliografiskt granskad
Biedenbach, G., Bengtsson, M. & Wincent, J. (2011). B2B brand equity: Analyzing the impact of customer-employee rapport and employee role behavior. In: EMAC 40th Conference, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia, 24-27 May 2011: Conference proceedings. Paper presented at 40th EMAC Conference, the European Marketing Academy, The Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 24-27. Ljubljana: Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>B2B brand equity: Analyzing the impact of customer-employee rapport and employee role behavior
2011 (Engelska)Ingår i: EMAC 40th Conference, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia, 24-27 May 2011: Conference proceedings, Ljubljana: Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana , 2011Konferensbidrag, Publicerat paper (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of customer-employee rapport and employee role behavior on the development of B2B brand equity. The process of brand equity development is captured in this study through the hierarchical effects between the dimensions of brand equity. The interaction between the customer and the employee is reflected by customer-employee rapport, employee role ambiguity and role overload. The results of the structural equation modeling show the positive effect of customer-employee rapport and the negative effects of role ambiguity and role overload on the development of B2B brand equity.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Ljubljana: Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, 2011
Nyckelord
Brand equity, business-to-business, customer-employee rapport, role ambiguity, role overload
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Forskningsämne
företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-61860 (URN)978-961-240-211-2 (ISBN)
Konferens
40th EMAC Conference, the European Marketing Academy, The Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 24-27
Tillgänglig från: 2012-11-27 Skapad: 2012-11-27 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-04-16Bibliografiskt granskad
Biedenbach, G., Bengtsson, M. & Wincent, J. (2011). Brand equity in the professional service context: Analyzing the impact of employee role behavior and customer–employee rapport. Industrial Marketing Management, 40(7), 1093-1102
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Brand equity in the professional service context: Analyzing the impact of employee role behavior and customer–employee rapport
2011 (Engelska)Ingår i: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 40, nr 7, s. 1093-1102Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The study examines whether factors related to customers' perception of employees' behavior in terms of customer perceived role ambiguity, role overload and customer–employee rapport influence the development of brand equity in the professional service context. 632 customers of one of the Big Four auditing companies participated in the study. The results of structural equation modeling show negative effects of role ambiguity and role overload on brand associations, perceived quality and brand loyalty, which constitute brand equity. The findings indicate a positive effect of customer–employee rapport on the enhancement of B2B brand equity. However, the negative influences of role ambiguity and role overload on customer–employee rapport transfer detrimental indirect effects on brand equity. The study contributes to an understanding of how the real interaction between service providers and customers can influence brand equity in the professional service setting.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Elsevier, 2011
Nyckelord
Brand equity, Role ambiguity, Role overload, Customer–employee rapport, Professional services
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Forskningsämne
företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47967 (URN)10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.09.007 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2011-10-05 Skapad: 2011-10-05 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-08Bibliografiskt granskad
Bergh, P., Thorgren, S. & Wincent, J. (2011). Entrepreneurs learning together: the importance of building trust for learning and exploiting business opportunities. The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 7(1), 17-37
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Entrepreneurs learning together: the importance of building trust for learning and exploiting business opportunities
2011 (Engelska)Ingår i: The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Vol. 7, nr 1, s. 17-37Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This longitudinal, qualitative case study examines trust-building processes and learning outcomes among entrepreneurs who participated in formal networks designed to develop competence and knowledge. This study is built on rich data collected through observation and video recordings made during network meetings and get-togethers. Additional data was gleaned from personal interviews with participating entrepreneurs. All data sources reveal on how trust develops and how entrepreneurs can use networks to learn and improve their capacity to exploit business opportunities. Studying how trust is built over time among entrepreneurs who demonstrate a low level of trust when they join the network, this study provides insights into micro-processes and important components of building trust. Findings suggest three processes that build commitment, companionship, and competence trust. Moreover, acknowledging the notion of social learning, the findings suggest that when entrepreneurs build trust with one another they can experience cognitive, emotional, and social changes by participating in a network. This may bring potential consequences for their exploiting opportunities. Implications for academics and managers are discussed.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Springer Science, 2011
Nyckelord
Trust, Learning networks, Learning outcomes, SME, Video analysis
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Forskningsämne
företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40836 (URN)10.1007/s11365-009-0120-9 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2011-03-11 Skapad: 2011-03-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-08Bibliografiskt granskad
Lindberg, E. & Wincent, J. (2011). Goal Commitment and Performance: An Empirical Study Incorporating Role-Stress Literature to Reveal Functional and Dysfunctional Influences. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41(11), 2634-2655
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Goal Commitment and Performance: An Empirical Study Incorporating Role-Stress Literature to Reveal Functional and Dysfunctional Influences
2011 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Applied Social Psychology, ISSN 0021-9029, E-ISSN 1559-1816, Vol. 41, nr 11, s. 2634-2655Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This study integrates the goal-commitment and role-stress literatures in a model to reveal functional and dysfunctional influences of goal commitment on role performance. In a sample of headmasters, we found empirical support for a role-clarifying process suggesting that high commitment reduces role ambiguity and is ultimately positive for role performance. Our model also supports the dysfunctional effect of commitment through a role-complicating process in which commitment drives role overload, which is negative for role performance. By including self-efficacy in our model, we were better able to understand the positive and negative experiences of highly committed individuals. Contributing to the existing literature on role stressors, this study's results indicate that self-efficacy mediates the influences of role stressors on role performance.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Wiley: , 2011
Nationell ämneskategori
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Forskningsämne
företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-49827 (URN)10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00837.x (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2011-11-21 Skapad: 2011-11-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-08Bibliografiskt granskad
Thorgren, S. & Wincent, J. (2011). Interorganizational Trust: Origins, Dysfunctions and Regulation of Rigidities. British Journal of Management, 22(1), 21-41
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Interorganizational Trust: Origins, Dysfunctions and Regulation of Rigidities
2011 (Engelska)Ingår i: British Journal of Management, ISSN 1045-3172, E-ISSN 1467-8551, Vol. 22, nr 1, s. 21-41Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This conceptual paper extends research on the downsides of developing trust to partners in interorganizational relationships. The idea developed captures that, although interorganizational trust generates benefits, a parallel process also produces undesired rigidities. Firms' flexibility in meeting a changing environment may thus be hampered rather than enabled by the created interorganizational relationship. First, we theorize on the micro-processes of how and why such rigidities develop already at low levels of trust and accumulate in parallel to the positive trust effects as trust builds stronger over time. Second, we propose that the trust dysfunctions can be distinguished and moderated separately from trust benefits. In doing so, we identify and discuss the moderating potential of a set of handling tactics when trust develops rigidities in the relationship: competing, accommodating, avoiding, collaborating and compromising tactics. We discuss implications in relation to research on trust, inertia and interorganizational governance.

Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104486 (URN)10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00717.x (DOI)000287361400003 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2015-06-15 Skapad: 2015-06-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-07Bibliografiskt granskad
Arbuthnott, A., Eriksson, J., Thorgren, S. & Wincent, J. (2011). Reduced opportunities for regional renewal: The role of rigid threat responses among a region's established firms. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 23(7-8), 603-635
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Reduced opportunities for regional renewal: The role of rigid threat responses among a region's established firms
2011 (Engelska)Ingår i: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 23, nr 7-8, s. 603-635Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This article illustrates how opportunities for regional renewal in a peripheral region may be reduced by rigid threat responses undertaken by established firms operating within traditional regional industry. In an inductive case study of new biorefinery industry initiatives in a region where traditional pulp-and-paper and forestry industry was in decline, we used primary and secondary data to outline how a set of new industry players who created innovative ways of using existing regional infrastructures and resources sparked rigid threat responses among established firms from the struggling traditional industry. Established industry firms framed new industry initiatives as threats, and responded by (1) reducing new industry actors' possibilities for new business development, (2) engaging in entrenched resistance, (3) creating collaborative illusions and (4) undermining the fundamentals of the new industry. Consequently, this study contributes to existing literature by proposing the potential of applying the threat-rigidity thesis on a regional level. This is achieved by illustrating that conflicting behaviours between new and established regional industry actors constrain opportunities for regional renewal in a peripheral region. As such, relevant directions for future research and policy implications are outlined.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Routledge, 2011
Nyckelord
biorefinery, industry emergence, legitimacy, localized resources, peripheral region, regional renewal, Sweden, threat rigidity
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Forskningsämne
företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46803 (URN)10.1080/08985621003792996 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2011-09-14 Skapad: 2011-09-14 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-08Bibliografiskt granskad
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