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Boter, Håkan
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Boter, H., Lundström, A. & Sörensson, A. (2021). Experiences of Small Businesses Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability during the Coronavirus Crisis: International Case Studies (pp. 135-160). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiences of Small Businesses Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
2021 (English)In: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability during the Coronavirus Crisis: International Case Studies, Springer, 2021, , p. 26p. 135-160Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter reports on how Swedish companies have coped with the first six months of the pandemic. The basis for analyses consists of interviews with 1200 small companies from four different industry segments, whose results show different outcomes. Some categories of companies experienced and are still experiencing significant negative effects, while other businesses have been only marginally affected. A small group has noticed growing sales as well as occasional signals from the market that new products and services are needed in the near future. There are indications that small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) managers are considering social responsibility towards the employees of the companies. We would like to emphasize three different activities. Firstly, over 40% of all SME managers have during the pandemic partly abstained from salary and/or other special salary benefits. In the hotel and restaurant sector, this figure is 70% and for managers with foreign background 55% state that they have done such activities. Second, many SMEs have used governmental support to be able to keep their employed individuals part-time in the companies. As a third example, it could be worth mentioning the many companies which are looking for alternative business ideas as an alternative, which could be seen as examples of effectuation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021. p. 26
Series
Palgrave Studies in Governance, Leadership and Responsibility, ISSN 2662-1304, E-ISSN 2662-1312
Keywords
Business, COVID-19, Effects, Gender, Pandemic, Support system
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-186239 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-73847-1_7 (DOI)2-s2.0-85109549230 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-73846-4 (ISBN)978-3-030-73847-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-07-19 Created: 2021-07-19 Last updated: 2021-07-19Bibliographically 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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organisational 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 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
Boter, H. & Holmquist, C. (2019). The impact of size, industry, and nation on internationalisation in small and medium-sized enterprises. In: Rik Donckels; Asko Miettinen (Ed.), Entrepreneurship and SME research: on its way to the next millennium (pp. 163-183). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of size, industry, and nation on internationalisation in small and medium-sized enterprises
2019 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and SME research: on its way to the next millennium / [ed] Rik Donckels; Asko Miettinen, Routledge, 2019, p. 163-183Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-203438 (URN)2-s2.0-85078642738 (Scopus ID)9780429749834 (ISBN)9781138391413 (ISBN)9781138391420 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-18 Created: 2023-01-18 Last updated: 2023-01-18Bibliographically approved
Ahokangas, P., Boter, H. & Iivari, M. (2018). Ecosystems perspective on entrepreneurship. In: Romeo V. Turcan; Norman M. Fraser (Ed.), The palgrave handbook of multidisciplinary perspectives on entrepreurship: (pp. 387-407). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ecosystems perspective on entrepreneurship
2018 (Swedish)In: The palgrave handbook of multidisciplinary perspectives on entrepreurship / [ed] Romeo V. Turcan; Norman M. Fraser, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 387-407Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ahokangas, Boter, and Iivari address larger contextual and interaction-based issues in framing, developing, and supporting entrepreneurial activity and processes. With strong roots in ecology, innovation, sociology, strategy, and regional/cluster research, the entrepreneurial ecosystem literature has provided new, fresh insight into entrepreneurship research. In this context, Ahokangas et al. provide an overview and critical discussion on key issues of research on entrepreneurial ecosystems, their characteristics, and definitions. The authors pursue a number of questions, for example, how entrepreneurial ecosystems differ from other contextual concepts such as networks and clusters; what is required to create, foster, support, and orchestrate entrepreneurial resource base, potential, activity, start-ups/spin-offs, and entire entrepreneurial ecosystems in practice; how entrepreneurial ecosystems evolve; and what is the future of entrepreneurial ecosystems. The chapter concludes with avenues for further research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154599 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-91611-8_18 (DOI)2-s2.0-85063314202 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-91610-1 (ISBN)978-3-030-06265-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-91611-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-20 Created: 2018-12-20 Last updated: 2023-05-26Bibliographically 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
Abrahamsson, J., Boter, H. & Vanyushyn, V. (2015). Continuing corporate growth and inter-organizational collaboration of international new ventures in Sweden. In: Charlie Karlsson, Urban Gråsjö and Sofie Wixe (Ed.), Innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy: knowledge, technology and internationalization (pp. 89-116). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Continuing corporate growth and inter-organizational collaboration of international new ventures in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy: knowledge, technology and internationalization / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Urban Gråsjö and Sofie Wixe, Edward Elgar Publishing , 2015, p. 89-116Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this study we examine the scope and pattern of innovation cooperation of international new ventures (INVs) of different age, size and formation type. Using longitudinal micro-matched database and Swedish Community Innovation Survey results for the years 1998–2009, we show that INVs are more likely to be involved in international cooperation than other firms, and that INVs are also more likely to have a broader scope of international partnerships in terms of number of partners and geographic location of these partners. We further show how age of a firm that originated as an INV and its formation type – greenfield, spin-off or merger – affect patterns of international cooperation for innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
Keywords
business and management, entrepreneurship, economics and finance, economics of entrepreneurship, economics of innovation, regional economics, geography, economic geography, innovation and technology, economics of innovation, urban and regional studies, regional economics
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105879 (URN)10.4337/9781783477326 (DOI)9781783477319 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-30 Created: 2015-06-30 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Lindvert, M., Yazdanfar, D. & Boter, H. (2015). Perceptions of financial sources among women entrepreneurs in Tanzania. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, 6(2), 197-218
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceptions of financial sources among women entrepreneurs in Tanzania
2015 (English)In: African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, ISSN 2040-0705, E-ISSN 2040-0713, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 197-218Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate how women entrepreneurs in Tanzania assess their accessibility to different external financial sources. The aim is further to discuss financial preferences among this group of entrepreneurs. Design/methodology/approach– The study is based on a unique database consisting of 114 firms, obtained by a questionnaire during 2009-2010. Differences between mean values on perceptions of financial sources were tested via a paired samples t-test. Findings– Overall, the empirical results provide support for the hypothesis that the sampled women entrepreneurs perceive semi-formal capital, such as loans from MFIs, SACCOS, ROSCAS and VICOBA, as the most accessible external capital. Governmental subsidies are ranked second, followed by informal capital, such as loans from family, friends and investors. As expected, loans from formal banks are ranked as the least accessible financing alternative. However, there are strong indications that the entrepreneurs in our study, if given a choice, would prefer external capital from formal sources, rather than semi-formal or informal capital. Practical implications– The authors suggest that the formal banks work to find ways to lower agency costs and thereby work for an inclusion of women entrepreneurs, and for the semi-formal financial actors to improve financial services in ways that better serve the entrepreneurs. Originality/value– The knowledge about attitudes and preferences concerning financial solutions among women entrepreneurs in developing countries is very limited. Results from this study is therefore important, as it adds to previous understanding, especially as this particular group of entrepreneurs have the potential to play an important role in the development of their regions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015
Keywords
Developing countries, Tanzania, Microfinance, Women entrepreneurs, Financial behaviour, Informal capital
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105878 (URN)10.1108/AJEMS-10-2013-0090 (DOI)000218972400005 ()2-s2.0-84929861949 (Scopus ID)
Note

Research funding for this study was by The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

Available from: 2015-06-30 Created: 2015-06-30 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Vanyushyn, V., Harryson Näsholm, M. & Boter, H. (2014). Coopeting to Innovate – International Scope of Coopetition and Innovativeness. In: : . Paper presented at The 6th Workshop on Coopetition Strategy - "Coopetition strategy and pratice", Umeå, Sweden May 22-23, 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coopeting to Innovate – International Scope of Coopetition and Innovativeness
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94128 (URN)
Conference
The 6th Workshop on Coopetition Strategy - "Coopetition strategy and pratice", Umeå, Sweden May 22-23, 2014
Available from: 2014-10-05 Created: 2014-10-05 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved
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