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Ejdemo, T. & Örtqvist, D. (2022). Gasellföretag i Norrbotten. Region Norrbotten
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2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Region Norrbotten, 2022. p. 46
Series
Regional förnyelse
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-97603 (URN)
Available from: 2023-05-26 Created: 2023-05-26 Last updated: 2023-05-26Bibliographically approved
Ejdemo, T. & Örtqvist, D. (2021). Exploring a leading and lagging regions dichotomy: does entrepreneurship and diversity explain it?. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 10, Article ID 6.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring a leading and lagging regions dichotomy: does entrepreneurship and diversity explain it?
2021 (English)In: Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 2192-5372, E-ISSN 2192-5372, Vol. 10, article id 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There has been a long debate about the role of industry structure in the literature on why some regions successfully achieve economic growth, while other regions stagnate or decline. This paper provides an empirical analysis in which we, based on a cluster analysis, develop a taxonomy for regional growth. In a second part of the study, we explore how specialization and entrepreneurship are meaningful to discriminate between the different types of regions. Our results suggest that regional entrepreneurship and industry diversity characterized by relatedness are key elements in understanding why some regions are leading while others lag behind. The suggested taxonomy is argued to contribute with a nuanced perspective that can enhance discussions about improvements of regional development policies and to further empirical analysis on the topic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
Keywords
Regional development, Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Taxonomy
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-82919 (URN)10.1186/s13731-021-00146-8 (DOI)2-s2.0-85100961974 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2021;Nivå 1;2021-02-18 (alebob)

Available from: 2021-02-11 Created: 2021-02-11 Last updated: 2021-06-11Bibliographically approved
Vincze, Z., Hällerstrand, L., Örtqvist, D. & Rist, L. (2021). Strategic Corporate Sustainability in a Post-Acquisition Context. Sustainability, 13(11), Article ID 6017.
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2021 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 13, no 11, article id 6017Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To reach the global sustainability goals, multinationals, regardless of origin, play a significant role. Given their market power and globally distributed operations, they have the position to either accelerate or inhibit sustainability changes. Knowledge about how corporate sustainability (CS) develops within internationalization strategies such as post-acquisition integration is, however, sparse. The purpose of this paper was to analyze and evaluate the development of CS strategies of originally distant companies within an international post-acquisition context. The paper drew on the resource-based view (RBV) to provide a holistically integrated framework for the systematic evaluation of CS strategies and applied the framework to a longitudinal in-depth case study. Findings indicated that long-term perspective, partnering approach and, emphases on learning positively influenced the integration process and the maturity level of the common corporate sustainability strategies. In contributing with an in-depth understanding of strategic CS integration within a post-acquisition case, the study generated implications for proactive management in similar post-acquisition contexts. While the focus of this paper was neither on the differences in legislations and regulations as influencing factors nor on the national and organizational culture and their impact on the integration of strategic CS, these are relevant areas of interest, and future research could consider incorporating those into the new evaluation framework.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2021
Keywords
mergers and acquisitions, corporate sustainability, resource-based view
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-84643 (URN)10.3390/su13116017 (DOI)000660739000001 ()2-s2.0-85107733194 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2021;Nivå 2;2021-05-31 (beamah)

Available from: 2021-05-27 Created: 2021-05-27 Last updated: 2022-02-10Bibliographically approved
Örtqvist, D. (2020). Performance outcomes from reciprocal altruism: a multi-level model. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 32(3), 227-240
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performance outcomes from reciprocal altruism: a multi-level model
2020 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 0827-6331, E-ISSN 2169-2610, Vol. 32, no 3, p. 227-240Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, many small- and medium-sized firms have joined formal strategic networks in an effort to enhance firm performance. We set out to examine how altruistic behavior by these firms affected their performance at different levels of altruistic norms within their network. Using a multi-level analytic approach and data from a population of Swedish strategic networks, we found significant cross-level moderating effects that explained variance in firm-level performance. The results showed that firms participating in strategic networks benefit more from being altruistic when other network members generally display high levels of altruism. Apparently, altruistic behaviors are rewarded relative to a general network norm. The potential to perform well thus depends on aligning a firm’s altruistic behavior with the general level of altruism in its network.

Abstract [fr]

Ces dernières années, de nombreuses petites et moyennes entreprises se sont intégrées à des réseaux stratégiques formels dans un effort de renforcement de la performance entrepreneuriale. Nous tentons d’examiner comment le comportement altruiste de ces entreprises a affecté leur performance à différents niveaux de normes altruistes au sein de leur réseau. En utilisant une approche analytique multiniveaux et des données de population issues de réseaux stratégiques suédois, nous avons découvert des effets modérateurs transversaux significatifs qui expliquaient la variation de la performance au niveau des entreprises. Les résultats montrent que les entreprises participant à ces réseaux stratégiques tirent un meilleur profit de leur altruisme, tandis que les membres d’autres types de réseaux affichent, d’une manière générale, des niveaux élevés d’altruisme. Il semble donc que les comportements altruistes soient récompensés relativement à une norme générale des réseaux. Le potentiel d’une bonne performance dépend donc de l’harmonisation entre le comportement altruiste d’une entreprise et le niveau général d’altruisme dans son réseau.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
Altruism, citizenship behavior, conformity, performance, strategic networ, Altruisme, comportement du citoyen, conformité, performance, réseau stratégique
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-76284 (URN)10.1080/08276331.2019.1661616 (DOI)2-s2.0-85073937418 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 1;2020-04-23 (alebob)

Available from: 2019-10-08 Created: 2019-10-08 Last updated: 2020-04-23Bibliographically approved
Ejdemo, T. & Örtqvist, D. (2020). Related variety as a driver of regional innovation and entrepreneurship: A moderated and mediated model with non-linear effects. Research Policy, 49(7), Article ID 104073.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Related variety as a driver of regional innovation and entrepreneurship: A moderated and mediated model with non-linear effects
2020 (English)In: Research Policy, ISSN 0048-7333, E-ISSN 1873-7625, Vol. 49, no 7, article id 104073Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The notion of related variety has proved to be an important contribution to the literature on innovation-enhancing regional knowledge externalities in different industry structures. Related variety provides a disentangled view of diversification based on the technological and cognitive proximity of different industries. The core hypothesis of this concept, which states that related variety fosters innovation and employment growth by facilitating knowledge spillovers, has gained increasing empirical support. To date, a relatively modest number of empirical studies have explicitly linked related variety to enhanced regional innovative output. The role of entrepreneurship has also received little attention in the literature, even though economic theory emphasizes that entrepreneurs have an important role in transforming spillovers of knowledge into innovation and growth. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the extant literature on regional innovation with an analysis that probes deeper into the mechanism by which related variety fosters innovation, and to examine how knowledge appropriation mechanisms affects the entrepreneurial opportunities that external knowledge presents. Our empirical analysis employs a moderated and mediated model with non-linear knowledge spillover effects of related variety. We use panel data on 60 Swedish functional analysis regions for the years 2008–2016 and estimate fixed effects models to examine the relationships between related variety, regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Conceptually, our results disentangle the effects of regional knowledge stocks and related variety on the rate at which new ideas are commercialized through entrepreneurship. We find a substantial direct effect of knowledge stocks, and an important indirect effect via knowledge spillovers between cognitively similar firms. A key contribution of this paper is that we show that this effect is conditional on the extent to which knowledge appropriation mechanisms are implemented, which has not been adressed in the literature on knowledge spillover effects of related variety before. Another novel contribution of this paper is that we find evidence of diminishing marginal returns to related variety with respect to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Related variety, Knowledge externalities, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-80209 (URN)10.1016/j.respol.2020.104073 (DOI)000564680000005 ()2-s2.0-85087587251 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 2;2020-08-18 (alebob)

Available from: 2020-07-10 Created: 2020-07-10 Last updated: 2021-06-11Bibliographically approved
Ejdemo, T. & Örtqvist, D. (2019). Related variety, regional innovation, and knowledge spillover entrepreneurship: Empirical evidence from Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at 22nd Uddevalla Symposium, L'Aquila, Italy, June 27-29, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Related variety, regional innovation, and knowledge spillover entrepreneurship: Empirical evidence from Sweden
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-76474 (URN)
Conference
22nd Uddevalla Symposium, L'Aquila, Italy, June 27-29, 2019
Available from: 2019-10-22 Created: 2019-10-22 Last updated: 2021-04-26Bibliographically approved
Teräs, J., Jokelainen, K., Ejdemo, T. & Örtqvist, D. (2019). Smart specialisation at the edge of Europe: Case study of sparesly populated regions in the Arctic (1ed.). In: Iryna Kristensen, Alexandre Dubois, Jukka Teräs (Ed.), Strategic Approaches to Regional Development: Smart Experimentation in Less-Favoured Regions. New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smart specialisation at the edge of Europe: Case study of sparesly populated regions in the Arctic
2019 (English)In: Strategic Approaches to Regional Development: Smart Experimentation in Less-Favoured Regions / [ed] Iryna Kristensen, Alexandre Dubois, Jukka Teräs, New York: Routledge, 2019, 1Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Traditionally, the economic literature has argued that regional economic success requires physical proximity of actors, close access to larger markets/ customers, and availability to utilise different kinds of knowledge and support resources. Previous research, such as Michael Porter’s studies on clusters or Richard Florida’s studies on the creative class, have underpinned an understanding that metropolitan areas (and metropolitan areas only) possess the conditions required for developing into hubs for a dynamic development and highly specialised activities. The concept of geographical proximity is defined by the absolute and relative spatial or physical distances between economic actors (Boschma, 2005). In previous research, it has been claimed that spatial concentration could lead to enhanced knowledge development. Close distances make information contacts and exchange of tacit knowledge easier, and the opposite - larger distances - makes such transfer more difficult (Howells, 2002).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Regions and Cities
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73416 (URN)10.4324/9781315111841-18 (DOI)2-s2.0-85100068359 (Scopus ID)
Note

ISBN for host publication: 978-1-138-08435-3 (print), 978-1-315-11184-1 (electronic)

Available from: 2019-04-04 Created: 2019-04-04 Last updated: 2022-04-11Bibliographically approved
Örtqvist, D. (2019). SMFs gränsöverskridande samverkan. Region Norrbotten
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2019 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Region Norrbotten, 2019. p. 39
Series
Rapportserie inom Regional förnyelse
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73415 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-04 Created: 2019-04-04 Last updated: 2020-10-01Bibliographically approved
Ejdemo, T. & Örtqvist, D. (2018). Befintliga och potentiella utvecklingsmöjligheter: Testnäring i Norrobotten. Luleå: Region Norrbotten
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2018 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Region Norrbotten, 2018. p. 20
National Category
Economics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-69830 (URN)
Projects
Regional förnyelse
Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-25 Last updated: 2019-02-08Bibliographically approved
Sirén, C., Patel, P. C., Örtqvist, D. & Wincent, J. (2018). CEO burnout, managerial discretion, and firm performance: The role of CEO locus of control, structural power, and organizational factors. Long range planning, 51(6), 953-971
Open this publication in new window or tab >>CEO burnout, managerial discretion, and firm performance: The role of CEO locus of control, structural power, and organizational factors
2018 (English)In: Long range planning, ISSN 0024-6301, E-ISSN 1873-1872, Vol. 51, no 6, p. 953-971Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the possibility of burnout resulting from dynamics in firms' upper echelons, little if any work has focused on chief executive officer's (CEO's) burnout and firm performance. Drawing on managerial discretion theory, this article analyzes the influence of CEO burnout on firm performance and the moderating roles of the individual (CEO locus of control), structural power (CEO duality and CEO tenure), and organizational characteristics (size, age, and resource availability) related to managerial discretion. Using a sample of 156 CEOs in Swedish firms, we find a negative association between CEOs who report higher burnout and firm performance. Our results confirm that CEO duality and resource availability ameliorate and firm size exacerbates the negative association between CEO burnout and firm performance. Contrary to our expectations, CEO locus of control, CEO tenure, and firm age do not influence this relationship. We discuss the implications of our research for upper echelons theory and strategic leadership theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68894 (URN)10.1016/j.lrp.2018.05.002 (DOI)000453342300010 ()2-s2.0-85047240798 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-12-05 (svasva)

Available from: 2018-05-24 Created: 2018-05-24 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved
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