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Frishammar, J., Söderholm, P., Hellsmark, H. & Mossberg, J. (2019). A Knowledge-based Perspective on System Weaknesses in Technological Innovation Systems. Science and Public Policy, 46(1), 55-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Knowledge-based Perspective on System Weaknesses in Technological Innovation Systems
2019 (English)In: Science and Public Policy, ISSN 0302-3427, E-ISSN 1471-5430, Vol. 46, no 1, p. 55-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The literature on technological innovation systems (TIS) provides policymakers and other actors with a scheme of analysis to identify system weaknesses. In doing so, TIS analysis centres on which system weaknesses policy interventions should target to promote further development of a particular system. However, prior TIS literature has not sufficiently elaborated on what may constitute the conceptual roots of a ‘weakness’. We apply a knowledge-based perspective and propose that many—albeit not all—system weaknesses may root in four types of knowledge problems: uncertainty, complexity, equivocality, and ambiguity. Employing these as sensitizing concepts, we study system weaknesses by analysing data from a biorefinery TIS in Sweden. This analysis results in novel implications for the TIS literature and for achieving a better match between system weaknesses and the design of innovation policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019
National Category
Economics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72954 (URN)10.1093/scipol/scy037 (DOI)000477906800005 ()2-s2.0-85062499488 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 254-2013-100
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-03-11 (oliekm)

Available from: 2019-02-20 Created: 2019-02-20 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved
Thorgren, S. & Frishammar, J. (2019). Handbok för examensarbeten (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
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2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2019. p. 35
Keywords
Business / Economics - Business studies, Ekonomi - Företagsekonomi
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-24580 (URN)
Note

Godkänd; 2016; 20150916 (sartho)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Sjödin, D., Frishammar, J. & Thorgren, S. (2019). How Individuals Engage in the Absorption of New External Knowledge: A Process Model of Absorptive Capacity. The Journal of product innovation management, 36(3), 356-380
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Individuals Engage in the Absorption of New External Knowledge: A Process Model of Absorptive Capacity
2019 (English)In: The Journal of product innovation management, ISSN 0737-6782, E-ISSN 1540-5885, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 356-380Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper offers a process model of how individuals engage in the absorption of new external knowledge. Data collection is centered on the experiences of knowledge workers in recognizing, assimilating, and applying external knowledge. The process model delineates how individuals engage in the absorptive capacity (AC) process through: (1) valuing knowledge potential by assessing the motivation to assimilate knowledge and by evaluating technological feasibility, which together constitute the recognition of value; (2) corroborating knowledge value by ensuring legitimacy and demonstrating a shared understanding of the business value in achieving knowledge assimilation; and (3) championing knowledge integration by lobbying for support and securing resources in order to integrate and apply the knowledge within the organization, ultimately ensuring that knowledge is exploited. The process model clarifies how an individual’s proficiency in external knowledge absorption activities can result in three possible outcomes: knowledge is exploited, knowledge is terminated, or knowledge gets “stuck” in limbo. These findings contribute to the AC literature by underscoring the pivotal role of individual engagements in recognition, assimilation, and application of external knowledge and add new elements and a process perspective to the understanding of the path from potential to realized AC. The paper also provides insights into how individuals and firms can better manage knowledge absorption in practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73594 (URN)10.1111/jpim.12482 (DOI)000462884300004 ()2-s2.0-85063665665 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-04-11 (oliekm)

Available from: 2019-04-11 Created: 2019-04-11 Last updated: 2019-08-23Bibliographically approved
Gama, F., Frishammar, J. & Parida, V. (2019). Idea generation and open innovation in SMEs: When does market‐based collaboration pay off most?. Creativity and Innovation Management, 28(1), 113-123
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Idea generation and open innovation in SMEs: When does market‐based collaboration pay off most?
2019 (English)In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 113-123Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) largely depend on proficient idea generation activities to improve their front-end innovation performance, yet the liabilities of newness and smallness often hamper SMEs’ ability to benefit from systematic idea generation. To compensate for these liabilities, many SMEs adopt an open innovation approach by collaborating with market-based partners such as customers and suppliers. This study investigates the relationship between SMEs’ systematic idea generation and front-end performance and investigates the moderating role of market-based partnership for SMEs. Drawing on a survey of 146 Swedish manufacturing SMEs, this study provides two key contributions. First, the systematic idea generation and front-end performance relationship in SMEs is non-linear. Accordingly, higher levels of front-end performance are achieved when idea generation activities are highly systematic. Second, the returns from higher levels of systematic idea generation are positively moderated by market-based partnerships. Thus, external cooperation with customers and suppliers pays off most toward front-end performance when SMEs have highly systematic idea generation processes. These results indicate a contingency perspective on the role of external partnerships. They also have implications for research into the front-end of innovation and open innovation in the context of SMEs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
open innovation, front-end of innovation, idea generation, organisational routines, market-based partnership
National Category
Business Administration Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68480 (URN)10.1111/caim.12274 (DOI)000459053200010 ()2-s2.0-85052629435 (Scopus ID)
Note

Konferensartikel i tidskrift

Available from: 2018-04-24 Created: 2018-04-24 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
Hullova, D., Laczko, P. & Frishammar, J. (2019). Independent Distributors in Servitization: An Assessment of Key Internal and Ecosystem-related Problems. Journal of Business Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Independent Distributors in Servitization: An Assessment of Key Internal and Ecosystem-related Problems
2019 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Independent distributors (IDs), just as equipment manufacturers, have the potential to initiate a transition towards the provision of advanced services. However, the internal and ecosystem-related problems experienced by IDs during servitization differ due to their distinct organizational structure. The purpose of this study is therefore to uncover problems faced by servitizing IDs during transition towards provision of advanced services, a topic which is still scarcely covered in the literature. Using an abductive research approach, we identify three overarching groups of servitization problems specific to IDs: (1) conflicting interests of key stakeholders; (2) misalignment between distribution of managerial attention and servitization strategy; and (3) ineffective knowledge management within the ecosystem. To diagnose these problems, we propose a servitization-readiness decision tree that allows IDs to pinpoint hindering factors before embarking on a servitization journey. In so doing, we provide a starting point for identifying and describing criteria for assessing IDs' servitization readiness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Servitization readiness; Independent distributor; Servitization problems; Servitization ecosystem; Product service system; Manufacturing industry
National Category
Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72508 (URN)10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.01.012 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2019-01-09 Last updated: 2019-02-11
Nordqvist, S. & Frishammar, J. (2019). Knowledge types to progress the development of sustainable technologies: A case study of Swedish demonstration plants.. The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 15(1), 75-95
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge types to progress the development of sustainable technologies: A case study of Swedish demonstration plants.
2019 (English)In: The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, ISSN 1554-7191, E-ISSN 1555-1938, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 75-95Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Knowledge development and diffusion through demonstration plants are necessary to progress the development of sustainable technologies, yet current literature lacks detailed insights into which knowledge types are critical in facilitating this progress, and what the roles of different knowledge types are. We draw on knowledge-based theory and investigate four Swedish demonstration plants for advanced biofuels using case-study research. The findings underscore the need for and production of domain-specific, procedural and general knowledge to progress sustainable technology towards commercialization, with each type having a rather specific role and purpose. However, in the plants studied, there is a tendency to focus strongly on the generation of technical, domain-specific knowledge at the expense of procedural knowledge. This deficiency frequently creates problems since a lack of procedural knowledge on how to commoditize and commercialize technologies hinders efforts to move past the demonstration stage to large-scale commercialization. Based on these findings, the paper proposes novel approaches for dealing with these problems, and for managing knowledge more generally. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Springer, 2019
Keywords
Demonstration plant, knowledge type, general knowledge, domain-specific knowledge, procedural knowledge, technology development  
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71207 (URN)10.1007/s11365-018-0547-y (DOI)000462293400005 ()2-s2.0-85056169968 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 48714
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2; 2019-04-11 (oliekm)

Available from: 2018-10-15 Created: 2018-10-15 Last updated: 2019-04-23Bibliographically approved
Sköld, M., Freij, Å. & Frishammar, J. (2019). New entrant or incumbent advantage in light of regulatory change: A multiple case study of the Swedish life insurance industry. European Management Review
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New entrant or incumbent advantage in light of regulatory change: A multiple case study of the Swedish life insurance industry
2019 (English)In: European Management Review, ISSN 1740-4754, E-ISSN 1740-4762Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

When an industry is disrupted, the predominant view is that new entrants benefit at the expense of incumbents, who are pictured as slow‐moving, inert, and incapable to change. Based on a longitudinal multiple case study with data over a 15‐year period, we challenge this view. By studying the action responses of three incumbent firms and three new entrants to a major regulatory change in the life insurance industry, we find that both incumbents and new entrants can succeed if complementary assets are correctly managed. In particular, firms need to acquire and refine certain key assets needed for exploiting new business opportunities and, subsequently, need to enhance the value of their complementary assets by transforming them from generic to specialized and on to co‐specialized stages. These findings have theoretical implications for the literature on strategy and innovation management. In addition, we outline important managerial implications to transform complementary assets to stages with higher value.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
Incumbents, new entrants, complementary assets, mature industries, innovation
National Category
Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72653 (URN)10.1111/emre.12345 (DOI)2-s2.0-85064635583 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-23 Created: 2019-01-23 Last updated: 2019-05-15
Frishammar, J., Richtner, A., Brattström, A., Magnusson, M. & Björk, J. (2019). Opportunities and Challenges in the New Innovation Landscape: Implications for Innovation Auditing and Innovation Management. European Management Journal, 37(2), 151-164
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2019 (English)In: European Management Journal, ISSN 0263-2373, E-ISSN 1873-5681, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 151-164Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Innovation auditing is a well-established practice used by managers to identify strengths and weaknesses in innovation. Existing audit frameworks fall short, however, because they neglect three major trends that currently transform the innovation landscape. These trends are as follows: 1) a shift from closed to more open models of innovation (“openness”), 2) a shift from providing physical products to industrial product–services (“servitization”), and 3) a shift from an analog to a highly digitalized world (“digitalization”). This article identifies new innovation practices, opportunities, and challenges that arise for manufacturing firms along these trends. The article proposes a revised innovation audit framework, which acknowledges these trends and supports innovation management in increasingly dynamic and competitive environments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68660 (URN)10.1016/j.emj.2018.05.002 (DOI)2-s2.0-85047633937 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-04-12 (johcin)

Available from: 2018-05-07 Created: 2018-05-07 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
Florén, H., Frishammar, J., Löf, A. & Ericsson, M. (2019). Raw materials management in iron and steelmaking firms. Mineral Economics, 32(1), 39-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Raw materials management in iron and steelmaking firms
2019 (English)In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 39-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper adds new knowledge on how raw materials should be managed in iron and steelmaking firms. While previous research has contributed significantly to how firms should deal with functional challenges related to raw materials, the understanding of Raw Materials Management from a holistic perspective is largely lacking, and extant research does not provide qualified advice to firms on this matter. This study provides such knowledge by drawing on insights from Höganäs AB, a world leader in ferrous powder metallurgy, and their efforts to identify key aspects and principles of raw materials management. Our elaboration of a more holistic view on raw materials management builds on two elements. First, we depict five external uncertainties and three internal conditions that impact firm-level raw materials management. Second, we present six critical capabilities that underpin proficient firm-level raw materials management. The paper concludes with a discussion of implications for both firms aiming to increase their raw materials proficiency and to future investigations into this important area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Economics
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70206 (URN)10.1007/s13563-018-0158-7 (DOI)000464850300003 ()
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-04-12 (johcin)

Available from: 2018-08-06 Created: 2018-08-06 Last updated: 2019-05-02Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, P., Hellsmark, H., Frishammar, J., Hansson, J., Mossberg, J. & Sandström, A. (2019). Technological development for sustainability: The role of network management in the innovation policy mix. Technological forecasting & social change, 138, 309-323
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Technological development for sustainability: The role of network management in the innovation policy mix
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2019 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 138, p. 309-323Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the key role of actor networks in progressing new sustainable technologies, there is a shortage of conceptual knowledge on how policy can help strengthen collaborative practices in such networks. The objective of this paper is to analyze the roles of such policies – so-called network management – throughout the entire technological development processes. The analysis draws on the public management and sustainability transitions literatures, and discusses how various network characteristics could affect the development of sustainable technologies, including how different categories of network management strategies could be deployed to influence actor collaborations. The paper's main contribution is an analytical framework that addresses the changing roles of network management at the interface between various phases of the technological development process, illustrated with the empirical case of advanced biorefinery technology development in Sweden. Furthermore, the analysis also addresses some challenges that policy makers are likely to encounter when pursuing network management strategies, and identifies a number of negative consequences of ignoring such instruments in the innovation policy mix. The latter include inefficient actor role-taking, the emergence of small, ineffective and competing actor networks in similar technological fields, and a shortage of interpretative knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Sustainable technological development; Innovation policy mixes; Actor networks; Network management; Biorefinery technology
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Economics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Political Science; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71671 (URN)10.1016/j.techfore.2018.10.010 (DOI)000454465700025 ()2-s2.0-85056403634 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-12-03 (johcin)

Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-04-02Bibliographically approved
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