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Boström, Gert-Olof
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Biedenbach, G. & Boström, G.-O. (2018). A data-driven lab in the context of open data: opportunities and challenges for a sustainable business model. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A data-driven lab in the context of open data: opportunities and challenges for a sustainable business model
2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The report investigates theoretical and practical perspectives on sustainable business models in the context of open data. The main purposes of this report are (1) to investigate the opportunities and challenges for establishing a regional data-driven lab in the context of open data, and (2) to explore the possibility of developing a sustainable business model for a data-driven lab in Umeå (Västerbotten). The report examines conceptualizations of open data that initially emerged in the public sector and highlights the requirements open data are expected to comply with. The report identifies several types and categories of open data, which can be used to provide a variety of benefits for the public and private sectors, stimulate data-driven innovation, and enhance public value. In addition, the report acknowledges the barriers to the publishing and re-use of open data. The review of contextual conditions includes prominent examples of international, regional, and national initiatives for stimulating practical activities and policy-making in the context of open data. Furthermore, the report addresses different theoretical perspectives on how to conceptualize business models, ranging from presenting a company’s organization and its strategic view to emphasizing the elements required for creating, delivering, and capturing value in a specific context. The report elaborates upon the capacities of sustainable business models to achieve long-term success through business model innovation and to address environmental and social challenges while sustaining economic performance. Furthermore, the report emphasizes the importance of considering a complex ecosystem engaging diverse stakeholder groups and the open data lifecycle for developing a successful business model in the context of open data. The report reviews the business models used in the open data industry and discusses the important practical considerations for a data-driven lab. Overall, the report emphasizes the critical importance of creating the conditions that will enable the valuable resource of open data to be exploited and prioritizing the establishment of a regional data-driven lab by considering its potential to stimulate data-driven innovation and increase public value for society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2018. p. 42
Keywords
business model, business model innovation, sustainable business model, open data, data-driven innovation, data-driven lab
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153222 (URN)978-91-7601-990-0 (ISBN)
Funder
VINNOVA, 2016-04313
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Biedenbach, G., & Boström, G.-O. (2018). A data-driven lab in the context of open data: Opportunities and challenges for a sustainable business model. Report. Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-7601-990-0.

Available from: 2018-11-09 Created: 2018-11-09 Last updated: 2018-11-12Bibliographically approved
Boström, G.-O., Bonnedahl, K. J. & Silver, L. (2017). Growth ambitions and internationalization among newly started small Swedish firms. In: Tesar George and Vincze Zsuzsanna (Ed.), Motivating SMEs to cooperate and internationalize: (pp. 191-203). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Growth ambitions and internationalization among newly started small Swedish firms
2017 (English)In: Motivating SMEs to cooperate and internationalize / [ed] Tesar George and Vincze Zsuzsanna, New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 191-203Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017
Series
Routledge studies in small business
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-142321 (URN)9781315412603 (ISBN)9781138220577 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Boström, G.-O., Lindbergh, L. & Wilson, T. (2015). Sweden: Bank of Year Recognition & Performance. Services Marketing Quarterly, 36(1), 1-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: Bank of Year Recognition & Performance
2015 (English)In: Services Marketing Quarterly, ISSN 1533-2969, E-ISSN 1533-2977, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish banking has been recognized for financial prudence, innovations and service provision.  Bank of the Year winners are characterized in terms of their prize-winning performance.  It details and then generalizes items that led to awards and quantifies the financial rewards that come from providing superior performance.  In most cases, growth slowed, but winners still tended to attain above average performance.  It would appear that 1.) service really is the foundation for recognition; 2.) more recently, sound management, innovation and financial performance have come into play, and 3.) it is easier to be recognized if the organization is small.

Keywords
Banking service, Recognition, Financial performance, Swedish banks
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83044 (URN)10.1080/15332969.2015.976500 (DOI)2-s2.0-84921304942 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-11-16 Created: 2013-11-16 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Boström, G.-O. & Isberg, S. (2010). Mediating a Repositioned Corporate Brand at the Service Encounter: Brand Building in a Swedish Insurance Company. In: G. Christidoulides (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Brand Research: . Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mediating a Repositioned Corporate Brand at the Service Encounter: Brand Building in a Swedish Insurance Company
2010 (English)In: Contemporary Issues in Brand Research / [ed] G. Christidoulides, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), 2010Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), 2010
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60388 (URN)978-960-6672-68-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-10-10 Created: 2012-10-10 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Huemer, L., Boström, G.-O. & Felzensztein, C. (2009). Control-trust interplays and the influence paradox: A comparative study of MNC-subsiciary relationships. Industrial Marketing Management, 38(5), 520-528
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Control-trust interplays and the influence paradox: A comparative study of MNC-subsiciary relationships
2009 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 38, no 5, p. 520-528Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on the interplay and possible coexistence of control and trust when influencing others and when being influenced. The paper presents an analysis of change processes whereby an actor becomes ‘a trusted influenced other’. This occurs due to the controls that take place, rather than despite of these. It is suggested that intended purpose and perceived legitimacy need to be considered, as well as the type and level of control. Moreover, imbalanced interactions whereby the other actor is prevented from becoming a source of influence may negatively impact the overall development and exploitation of knowledge. A second dimension in the studied relationships is when the other becomes ‘a trusted source of influence’, not only a ‘trusted influenced other’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2009
Keywords
Control, trust, Influence, MNC-subsidiary interactions
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60389 (URN)10.1016/j.indmarman.2008.12.019 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-10-10 Created: 2012-10-10 Last updated: 2018-06-08
Boström, G.-O. & Wilson, T. (2009). Swedish retail banking: A competitive update. Competitiveness Review, 19(5), 379-390
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish retail banking: A competitive update
2009 (English)In: Competitiveness Review, ISSN 1059-5422, Vol. 19, no 5, p. 379-390Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The present paper aims to extend an ongoing study of Swedish trade journal's, PrivataAffärer, recognition of the “bank of the year.”

Design/methodology/approach – The information used in this paper came from Privata Affärer, which annually recognizes a “best” bank in Sweden. Each issue containing the annual recognition provides the rationale for selecting the specific bank as well as interviews with their CEOs. The data base is robust – every bank in Sweden is surveyed, so results come not from a sample, but a census of banks and banking practice; 17 year's selections are now available.

Findings – Results are interpreted in terms of Porter's five forces model and Stabell-Fjeldstaad value model. For eight of the last 11 years, new entrants have dominated the award; in fact, in the last five years one winner was a virtual bank and another was a subsidiary of a retail grocery chain.

Research limitations/implications – It is tempting to extend results to the USA and elsewhere in the industrialized world, but of course results relate only to Sweden. Nevertheless, it is suggested that competitors who enter with significantly new services can, and do, become popular leaders in this industry.

Practical implications – Sweden tends to be a leader in service theory and development. Consequently, a model exists for developing a competitive edge in other countries.

Originality/value – This paper provides an independent confirmation of service models of competition, which generally are lacking in the literature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009
Keywords
Banking, Competitive strategy, Customer service management, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60392 (URN)10.1108/10595420910995993 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-10-10 Created: 2012-10-10 Last updated: 2018-06-08
Zackariasson, P., Boström, G.-O. & Wilson, T. (2009). Technology and change in the Swedish architectural industry. Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal incorporating Journal of Global Competitiveness, 19(1), 46-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Technology and change in the Swedish architectural industry
2009 (English)In: Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal incorporating Journal of Global Competitiveness, ISSN 1059-5422, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 46-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This paper seeks to apply a structurational model of technology to reflect on the introduction, assimilation, and consequent industry change that accompanied the introduction of computer aided design (CAD) into the Swedish architectural industry. Design/methodology/approach – The original research was designed to follow a change in an industry as it was occurring. A longitudinal study was used and the research design was centered on two surveys, taken 46 months apart during the adoption period, to examine the adoption and spread of the innovation. A structurational model of technology permits one to understand the interaction of people, technology, and institutions during these periods. Findings – The competitive nature of the industry was affected. Adopters tended to adapt their business offerings to provide extended services whereas non-adopters pursued an artistic emphasis in service provision. Technology came from suppliers to users, which in turn affected customers to the extent that they endorsed use. Understanding thus requires extending the two dimensional nature of the model to three dimensions involving supplier, user, and customers. Research limitations/implications – One could always be critical of the specific geographic focus (Sweden), the specific industry (architecture), the specific technology (CAD) and the model (structuration) to explain a specific competitive development. Extension to other situations, of course, would strengthen and extend understanding. Practical implications – Just knowing the nature of these developments should be of use to managers during such periods. That is, there is likely to be a split in the industry and both organizational types are likely to see their businesses affected. Originality/value – The structurational model is necessarily extended to three dimensions in rationalizing the development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009
Keywords
Architecture, Communication technologies, Computer aided design, Sweden
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-26611 (URN)10.1108/10595420910929068 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-16 Created: 2009-10-16 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Boström, G.-O. & Wilson, T. (2008). Swedish banking: A competitive update. Competitive Forum, 6(1), 15-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish banking: A competitive update
2008 (English)In: Competitive Forum, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 15-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45964 (URN)
Available from: 2011-08-24 Created: 2011-08-24 Last updated: 2018-06-08
Huemer, L. & Boström, G.-O. (2007). Is control expressed distrust?. Paper presented at 23rd IMP conference in Manchester, Aug. 30th- Sept. 1st.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is control expressed distrust?
2007 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60399 (URN)
Conference
23rd IMP conference in Manchester, Aug. 30th- Sept. 1st
Available from: 2012-10-10 Created: 2012-10-10 Last updated: 2018-06-08
Boström, G.-O. & Wilson, T. (2004). Increased competition in the Swedish banking industry: A transition to customer values. Competition Forum, 2(2), 415-424
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Increased competition in the Swedish banking industry: A transition to customer values
2004 (English)In: Competition Forum, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 415-424Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Indiana: American Society for Competitiveness, 2004
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45956 (URN)
Available from: 2011-08-24 Created: 2011-08-24 Last updated: 2018-06-08
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