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Vanyushyn, Vladimir, PhD, Docent
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Biography [eng]

My research lies on the intersection of international business & entrepreneurship, with primary focus on inter-firm collaboration for innovation and internationalization. My work is mostly based on the quantitative modeling of both survey and register-based data and has appeared in journals such as Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Small Business Management, International Small Business Journal and European Management Review.

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Lidström, J. & Vanyushyn, V. (2023). Preferred partner diversity and firm performance: a study of Swedish small firms. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preferred partner diversity and firm performance: a study of Swedish small firms
2023 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 0827-6331, E-ISSN 2169-2610Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Small firms’ partner selection is universally acknowledged as a critical stage of alliance formation. However, the performance implications of initial orientation towards a more diverse alliance portfolio are not well understood. Conflicting findings suggest a need for further understanding of what moderates the relationship between preferred alliance partner diversity and small firm performance. Hence, in this study we develop a preference-based measure of partner diversity and empirically test its effects on firms’ performance using an original survey dataset of 1077 Swedish small firms, micro-matched with register records. We show that a more diverse set of partner preferences - that reflect both the awareness of various partner types’ strength and weaknesses and the ability to align specific tasks with a particular partner type - indeed constitutes a competitive advantage for young growing ventures. However, small firms older than six years - especially the ones that experienced zero growth or declined in previous years - should consider fewer partners at the selection stage as they gain no or negative performance benefits from increasing their consideration set. We also show that entrepreneurial orientation positively moderates the effects of preferred partner diversity.

Abstract [fr]

La sélection des partenaires par les petites entreprises est universellement reconnue comme une étape critique de la formation d’alliances. Cependant, les implications en termes de performance d’une orientation initiale vers un portefeuille d’alliances plus diversifié ne sont pas bien comprises. Des résultats contradictoires suggèrent qu’il est nécessaire de mieux comprendre ce qui modère la relation entre la diversité d’alliances entre partenaires privilégiés et la performance des petites entreprises. C’est pourquoi dans cette étude nous développons une mesure de la diversité des partenaires et testons empiriquement ses effets sur les performances des entreprises en utilisant un ensemble de données d’enquêtes originales auprès de 1077 petites entreprises suédoises, micro-appariées avec les données des registres. Nous montrons qu’un ensemble plus diversifié de préférences en matière de partenaires–qui reflète à la fois la sensibilisation aux forces et aux faiblesses des différents types de partenaires et la capacité à aligner des tâches spécifiques sur un type de partenaire particulier - constitue en effet un avantage concurrentiel pour les jeunes entreprises en croissance. Cependant les petites entreprises de plus de six ans d’âge–en particulier celles qui ont connu une croissance nulle ou un déclin au cours des années précédentes–devraient considérer moins de partenaires lors de la phase de sélection, puisqu’elles n’obtiennent aucun avantage en termes de performance, voire un avantage négatif, en augmentant le nombre de partenaires à considérer. Nous montrons également que l’orientation entrepreneuriale modère positivement les effets de la diversité des partenaires privilégiés.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-213989 (URN)10.1080/08276331.2023.2239040 (DOI)2-s2.0-85169572066 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova, 2020-01831
Available from: 2023-09-01 Created: 2023-09-01 Last updated: 2023-09-18
Lidström, J. & Vanyushyn, V. (2023). Prior partnering experience and preferred alliance partner diversity of small firms. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 30(2), 268-289
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 268-289Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study investigates how small firms develop preferences for varying levels of alliance partner diversity by applying a behavioral perspective.

Design/methodology/approach: Data was collected via an original survey administered by the Swedish National Bureau of Statistics (SCB) of 1026 Swedish firms with 50 employees or less. Hypotheses were tested by specifying a series of fractional response regressions.

Findings: The results show a U-shaped relationship between experienced and preferred alliance partner diversity in small firms, and further show moderating effects of firm age, prior growth and environmental dynamism. The findings suggest that preferences towards diverse alliance portfolios in small firms may arise, not only from well-informed deliberate strategic thinking based on prior experience, but also as a consequence of cognitive bias.

Practical implications: Our findings suggest that: 1) small firms considering a wide variety of alliance partners should carefully investigate whether they are, in fact, capable of mastering a highly diverse alliance portfolio or if they are overconfident novices. 2) Holders of homogenous alliance portfolios should recurringly investigate whether homogeneity is due to informed strategy or inertia.

Originality/value: This study contributes to the literatures on alliance partner diversity and behavioral alliance portfolio configuration by shedding light on the learning mechanisms that shape alliance portfolio strategies of small firms by explicating the complexity of how different experience levels of partner variety affect current alliance portfolio preferences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
alliance portfolio, experience, preferences, small firms
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-199428 (URN)10.1108/JSBED-03-2022-0177 (DOI)000862807400001 ()2-s2.0-85139104756 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova, 2020-01831
Available from: 2022-09-16 Created: 2022-09-16 Last updated: 2023-07-13Bibliographically approved
Barron, A. & Vanyushyn, V. (2021). Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth?: Organising Boundary-Spanning Government Affairs Units during Times of Crisis. European Management Review, 18, 101-114
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth?: Organising Boundary-Spanning Government Affairs Units during Times of Crisis
2021 (English)In: European Management Review, ISSN 1740-4754, E-ISSN 1740-4762, Vol. 18, p. 101-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent developments - including the COVID-19 crisis, or the UK's departure from the EU - demonstrate that business is vulnerable to unpredictable political developments. How can firms respond to such challenges? For us, the answer lies in how they organise their political actions. Applying insights from the information processing view of organisation design theory to original survey data, we investigate how firms configure boundary-spanning government affairs (GA) activities in response to Brexit. Contrary to conventional organisation design thinking, we find the ability of GA units to monitor and influence Brexit-related developments improves when firms concentrate GA decision-making at clearly defined organisational levels, and coordinate GA units with the rest of the business. Of interest to scholars of organisation design and boundary spanning, our research contributes primarily to corporate political activity (CPA) research by providing practical and theoretical insights into the management and organisation of firms' political actions in times of crisis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2021
Keywords
corporate political activity, organisation design, information processing, boundary spanning, European Union, Brexit
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-174020 (URN)10.1111/emre.12419 (DOI)000552524300001 ()2-s2.0-85088578431 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-08-18 Created: 2020-08-18 Last updated: 2021-07-13Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, J., Boter, H. & Vanyushyn, V. (2019). Business model innovation of International New Ventures: an empirical study in a Swedish context. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 17(1), 75-102
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Business model innovation of International New Ventures: an empirical study in a Swedish context
2019 (English)In: Journal of International Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1570-7385, E-ISSN 1573-7349, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 75-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Business model innovation (BMI) is receiving increased academic attention as a tool for gaining new or retaining existing firms' competitive advantages. This paper investigates value delivery and value capture dimensions of BMI utilized by international new ventures (INVs) and shows how this category of firms differs from other internationalized firms in Sweden. Our findings indicate that INVs tend to innovate value delivery and value capture dimensions in the form of sales channels and logistical methods more frequently than other internationalized firms and reconfigure their external relationships more intensively as well. By utilizing longitudinal data, we show that these aspects continue to differentiate INVs and constitute a unique characteristic of INVs over time. Hence, this study enhances the academic debate on business models of INVs as well as on their long-term development past early internationalization efforts. From a managerial perspective, the study highlights where to focus BMI initiatives for sustained international presence and growth.

Abstract [es]

La Innovación del Modelo de Negocios (IMN o BMI por sus siglas en inglés) está llamando la atención entre los académicos, como una herramienta que permite a las compañías ganar nuevas ventajas competitivas o retener las existentes. Este artículo investiga las dimensiones de entrega y captura de valor de la IMN utilizada por nuevas empresas internacionales (NEIs o INVs por sus siglas en inglés) y muestra cómo éstas se diferencian de otras empresas internacionalizadas en Suecia. Nuestros resultados indican que las NEIs tienden a innovar las dimensiones de entrega y captura de valor, en forma de canales de venta y métodos logísticos, más frecuentemente que otras empresas internacionalizadas y que, además, reconfiguran sus relaciones externas de forma más intensa. A partir de datos longitudinales mostramos que estos aspectos diferencian a las NEIs y constituyen una de sus características únicas a través del tiempo. Por lo tanto, este estudio mejora el debate académico sobre los modelos de negocio de las NEIs, y su desarrollo a largo plazo como fruto de esfuerzos tempranos de internacionalización. Desde una perspectiva gerencial, este estudio muestra en dónde enfocar las iniciativas de IMN para lograr presencia internacional y crecimiento de forma sostenible.

Keywords
international new ventures, business model innovation, Sweden community innovation survey, nuevas empresas internacionales, innovación del modelo de negocio, encuesta sobre innovación en la comunidad de Suecia
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125468 (URN)10.1007/s10843-018-0238-3 (DOI)000465613500004 ()2-s2.0-85054621489 (Scopus ID)
Note

Originally included in thesis in manuscript form

Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-09-12 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, J., Vanyushyn, V. & Boter, H. (2019). Organisational innovativeness of international new ventures: evidence from Swedish firms. European Journal of International Management, 13(4), 479-495
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2019 (English)In: European Journal of International Management, ISSN 1751-6757, E-ISSN 1751-6765, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 479-495Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper scrutinises how and for what purpose international new ventures (INVs), of various formation types and at different development stages, innovate organisational structures and routines in comparison to other internationally active firms in Sweden. We show that INVs place more emphasis on reorganising their external relationships and primarily aim their reorganisation efforts at furthering their ability to enhance innovative output. Coupled with the fact that INVs report higher rates of new-to-market innovations than other internationalised firms, we conclude that INVs retain their innovative focus over time and, irrespective of their formation type, continuously advance their networking capabilities. We propose that dynamic innovation-advancing relational capability is a characteristic that is unique to the INVs as a group of firms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
INDERSCIENCE ENTERPRISES LTD, 2019
Keywords
international new ventures, innovation, community innovation survey, organisational innovation, ternationalisation, dynamic capabilities, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162025 (URN)10.1504/EJIM.2019.10021683 (DOI)000476630300003 ()
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2022-03-15Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, J., Vanyushyn, V. & Boter, H. (2019). Organizational Innovativeness of International New Ventures: Evidence from Swedish Firms. European Journal of International Management, 13(4), 479-495
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational Innovativeness of International New Ventures: Evidence from Swedish Firms
2019 (English)In: European Journal of International Management, ISSN 1751-6757, E-ISSN 1751-6765, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 479-495Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper scrutinizes how and for what purposeinternational new ventures (INVs), of various formation types and at different developmentstages, innovate organizational structures and routines in comparison to otherinternationally active firms in Sweden. We show that INVs place more emphasison reorganizing their external relationships and primarily aim theirreorganization efforts at furthering their ability to enhance innovativeoutput. Coupled with the fact that INV report higher rate of new-to-marketinnovations than other internationalized firms, we conclude that INVs retaintheir innovative focus over time and, irrespective of their formation type,continuously advance their networking capabilities. We propose that dynamicinnovation-advancing relational capability as a characteristic that is uniqueto the INVs as a group of firms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2019
Keywords
international new ventures, innovation, community innovation survey, organizational innovation, internationalization, dynamic capabilities, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141641 (URN)10.1504/EJIM.2019.10021683 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-11-10 Created: 2017-11-10 Last updated: 2020-01-21Bibliographically approved
Raza-Ullah, T., Bengtsson, M. & Vanyushyn, V. (2018). Coopetition capability: what is it?. In: Anne-Sophie Fernandez, Paul Chiambaretto, Frédéric Le Roy, Wojciech Czakon (Ed.), The Routledge companion to coopetition strategies: (pp. 197-204). Abingdon: Routledge
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2018 (English)In: The Routledge companion to coopetition strategies / [ed] Anne-Sophie Fernandez, Paul Chiambaretto, Frédéric Le Roy, Wojciech Czakon, Abingdon: Routledge , 2018, p. 197-204Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, we develop a fundamental understanding of an essential yet overlooked component of alliance capability, namely coopetition capability. We suggest that coopetition capability based on three dimensions—analytical, balancing, and emotional—reflects managers' ability to handle paradoxical demands. This capability is especially helpful and needed to deal with coopetition paradox and the resultant paradoxical tension. Coopetition capability not only allows firms to balance their cooperative and competitive interactions but also helps managers to keep a moderate level of tension to boost performance outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge companions in business, management and accounting
Keywords
coopetition capability, paradox, tension, emotion, alliance
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-151885 (URN)978-1-138-73689-4 (ISBN)978-1-315-18564-4 (ISBN)
Note

I publikationen felaktigt: "First published 2019".

Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Biedenbach, T., Marell, A. & Vanyushyn, V. (2018). Industry-university collaboration and absorptive capacity: an empirical study in a Swedish context. International Journal of Technology Management, 76(1-2), 81-103
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Technology Management, ISSN 0267-5730, E-ISSN 1741-5276, Vol. 76, no 1-2, p. 81-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we examine the role of firms' absorptive capacity in industry-university collaboration and, in particular, whether absorptive capacity moderates the effects of university collaboration on firms' innovativeness. Having defined absorptive capacity as the recognition, assimilation and application of valuable external knowledge for commercial purposes, we formulated three hypotheses pertaining to firm innovativeness and tested them in an original survey comprising a representative multi-industry sample of 1,532 Swedish firms. The results suggest that benefiting from university cooperation is conditional upon the firm's level of absorptive capacity. At low levels of absorptive capacity, engaging with universities does not translate into any noticeable increase in innovative output. In contrast, medium to high levels of absorptive capacity is where a firm benefit most from collaborating with a university. We also show that these effects are more pronounced for firms operating in sectors characterised by lower levels of technology and knowledge intensity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2018
Keywords
industry-university collaboration, innovation performance, absorptive capacity, ABSCAP, moderating fect, business-university collaboration, academic collaboration, innovativeness, innovative output, knowledge intensity, technology intensity, survey, multi-industry sample, cross-sectoral study, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144846 (URN)10.1504/IJTM.2018.10009599 (DOI)000423295900005 ()2-s2.0-85038630039 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-02-23 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
Vanyushyn, V., Bengtsson, M., Harryson Näsholm, M. & Boter, H. (2018). International coopetition for innovation: Are the benefits worth the challenges?. Paper presented at 7th Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, June 28–30, 2017. Review of Managerial Science, 12(2), 535-557
Open this publication in new window or tab >>International coopetition for innovation: Are the benefits worth the challenges?
2018 (English)In: Review of Managerial Science, ISSN 1863-6683, E-ISSN 1863-6691, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 535-557Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

International coopetition has rarely been studied in relation to innovation. Further exploration of effects of international coopetition, i.e. the pursuit of simultaneous cooperation and competition, on a firm’s innovation performance is especially important as such a relationship is challenging with a high propensity to fail. This observation formed the point of departure for this study, which aims to increase the understanding of the effects of international coopetition on firm innovativeness and how these effects are conditioned on the magnitude of the organizational adjustments a firm introduces. We use an unbalanced panel of 9,839 firms that participated in four waves of the Swedish Community Innovation Survey between 2008 and 2014 as our empirical base. We illustrate that firms that cooperate with competitors internationally are more likely to exhibit higher propensity to introduce radical innovations, yet this effect is conditioned upon the magnitude of organizational adjustments. Overall, our study contributes to the understanding of the implications of international coopetition and what a firm needs to benefit from it.

Keywords
innovation, coopetition, international coopetition, radical innovation, incremental innovation, organizational innovation
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-140402 (URN)10.1007/s11846-017-0272-x (DOI)000425552800008 ()2-s2.0-85037727560 (Scopus ID)
Conference
7th Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, June 28–30, 2017
Available from: 2017-10-10 Created: 2017-10-10 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Vanyushyn, V. & Abrahamsson, J. (2017). Triggers of substantial business model innovation: lessons learned from Swedish SMEs. In: George Tesar and Zsuszanna Vincze (Ed.), Motivating SMEs to cooperate and internationalize: a dynamic perspective (pp. 73-91). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Triggers of substantial business model innovation: lessons learned from Swedish SMEs
2017 (English)In: Motivating SMEs to cooperate and internationalize: a dynamic perspective / [ed] George Tesar and Zsuszanna Vincze, New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 73-91Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017
Series
Routledge Studies in Small Business
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141645 (URN)9781138220577 (ISBN)9781315412603 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-10 Created: 2017-11-10 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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