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Anokhin, S., Wincent, J., Parida, V., Chistyakova, N. & Oghazi, P. (2019). Industrial clusters, flagship enterprises and regional innovation. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 31(1-2), 104-118
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2019 (English)In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 31, no 1-2, p. 104-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For a sample of all 88 counties in the State of Ohio over a 5-year period, this study documents the effect of flagship enterprises and concentrated industrial clusters on regional innovation. Consistent with the agglomeration arguments and the knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship, both appear to affect regional innovation positively. Additionally, regional educational attainment positively moderates the effect of industrial clusters on innovation. At the same time, flagship enterprises primarily affect regional innovation in regions with low education levels. Results are obtained with the help of conservative econometric techniques and are robust to the choice of alternative dependent variables and estimators. The findings have major policy implications and provide insights into alternative routes to encouraging regional innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
entrepreneurship, flagship enterprises, Industrial clusters, knowledge spillover, regional innovation
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71691 (URN)10.1080/08985626.2018.1537150 (DOI)000454085300007 ()2-s2.0-85055527779 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-01-24 (johcin) 

Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Morgan, T., Anokhin, S. & Wincent, J. (2019). Influence of market orientation on performance: the moderating roles of customer participation breadth and depth in new product development. Industry and Innovation
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Influence of market orientation on performance: the moderating roles of customer participation breadth and depth in new product development
2019 (English)In: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

With a greater number of B2B firms integrating customers into the new product development (NPD) process, how to utilize customer involvement in NPD is an important decision because it may be a double-edged sword carrying both bright and dark sides. Utilizing a sample of 193 B2B firms across various industries, we validate previous research that suggests market orientation positively influences NPD performance and subsequently examine how this relationship may either be enhanced or diminished contingent upon how customers are utilized in the NPD process. The results show that the market orientation–NPD performance relationship is enhanced by having customers participate in a greater number of activities throughout NPD (customer participation breadth) and diminished when customers are involved at deeper levels (customer participation depth). This research suggests that the exact involvement of customers is a critical decision and has clear implications for the dialogues about customer involvement and management of customer relationships.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Market orientation, customer participation, new product development, open innovation, co-creation
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72833 (URN)10.1080/13662716.2019.1566053 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-08 Created: 2019-02-08 Last updated: 2019-02-08
van Gelderen, M., Kibler, E., Kautonen, T., Munoz, P. & Wincent, J. (2019). Mindfulness and Taking Action to Start a New Business. Journal of small business management (Print)
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2019 (English)In: Journal of small business management (Print), ISSN 0047-2778, E-ISSN 1540-627XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Mindfulness, meaning a receptive attention to and awareness of present events and experience, is reported to have a wide range of benefits, but it has been suggested that it could prove costly in terms of task performance. This article analyzes how dispositional mindfulness relates to taking entrepreneurial action. Based on two waves of survey data, we find that mindful individuals are less likely to engage in entrepreneurial action than less mindful individuals, but when they do start to act, they take as many actions as individuals who score low on trait mindfulness, and even more if they have entrepreneurial experience.

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-72813 (URN)10.1111/jsbm.12499 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-02-07
Parida, V., Burström, T., Visnjic, I. & Wincent, J. (2019). Orchestrating industrial ecosystem in circular economy: A two-stage transformation model for large manufacturing companies. Journal of Business Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Orchestrating industrial ecosystem in circular economy: A two-stage transformation model for large manufacturing companies
2019 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Making the transition to a circular economy is an important goal for society and individual companies, particularly in resource-intensive manufacturing industries. Yet the complexity and interdependencies of such an undertaking mean that no single company can achieve it alone and ecosystem-wide orchestration is necessary. Based on a qualitative study of six large manufacturing companies (ecosystem orchestrators) and their ecosystem partners, we develop a process model that describes the scarcely understood process of ecosystem transformation toward a circular economy paradigm. We provide evidence that ecosystem orchestrators achieve the transition toward a circular economy in two stages: 1) ecosystem readiness assessment and 2) ecosystem transformation. In each stage, specific and complementary mechanisms are deployed. The article elaborates on ecosystem transformation mechanisms and their purpose, use, and interdependencies in moving toward a circular economy paradigm.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Business models, Sustainability, Servitization, Industrial ecosystems, Product-service system, Circular economy, Ecosystem, Inter-organizational relationships, Orchestration
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73040 (URN)10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.01.006 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-27 Created: 2019-02-27 Last updated: 2019-02-27
Antretter, T., Blohm, I., Grichnik, D. & Wincent, J. (2019). Predicting new venture survival: A Twitter-based machine learning approach to measuring online legitimacy. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 11, Article ID e00109.
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, ISSN 2352-6734, Vol. 11, article id e00109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research indicates that interactions on social media can reveal remarkably valid predictions about future events. In this study, we show that online legitimacy as a measure of social appreciation based on Twitter content can be used to accurately predict new venture survival. Specifically, we analyze more than 187,000 tweets from 253 new ventures’ Twitter accounts using context-specific machine learning approaches. Our findings suggest that we can correctly discriminate failed ventures from surviving ventures in up to 76% of cases. With this study, we contribute to the ongoing discussion on the importance of building legitimacy online and provide an account of how to use machine learning methodologies in entrepreneurship research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72881 (URN)10.1016/j.jbvi.2018.e00109 (DOI)2-s2.0-85059509620 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 1;2019-02-13 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-02-13 Created: 2019-02-13 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Sirén, C., Parida, V., Patel, P. C. & Wincent, J. (2019). Rushed and short on time: The negative effects of temporal planning and flexible pacing style on the entrepreneurial alertness–effectuation relationship. Journal of Business Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rushed and short on time: The negative effects of temporal planning and flexible pacing style on the entrepreneurial alertness–effectuation relationship
2019 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

We investigate the influence of entrepreneurs' temporal preferences on the alertness–effectuation association in the early opportunity creation process. Although temporal cognitions of planning and flexible pacing are generally beneficial in organizational settings, we ask whether they constrain effectuation efforts when there is increasing alertness. Using survey data from 92 entrepreneurs running Swedish ventures, we find that entrepreneurial alertness has a positive association with effectual decision making during opportunity creation. We find support for our predictions that temporal planning (the consideration of the temporal flow of task activities) and flexible pacing behavior (the adaptation of one's pace within social interactions) weaken the positive association between alertness and effectuation. We discuss the implications of our research for the literature on entrepreneurial alertness and effectuation and for the emerging literature on entrepreneurs' temporal preferences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Effectuation, Entrepreneurial alertness, Cognition, Temporal planning, Flexible pacing behavior
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72750 (URN)10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.11.025 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-01-31 Created: 2019-01-31 Last updated: 2019-01-31
Cenamor, J., Parida, V., Oghazi, P., Pesämaa, O. & Wincent, J. (2018). Addressing dual embeddedness: The roles of absorptive capacity and appropriabilitymechanisms in subsidiary performance. Industrial Marketing Management
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2018 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study examines how subsidiaries can manage dual embeddedness with both local partners and a multinational enterprise. Specifically, we examine the role of absorptive capacity and appropriability mechanisms on subsidiary performance. We analyse how absorptive capacity and appropriability enable subsidiaries to successfully address knowledge challenges related to internal and external networks. We conducted an empirical analysis on a sample of 165 subsidiaries. Our results suggest that absorptive capacity has a direct, positive effect on subsidiary performance, which is greater in emerging countries. The study also found an indirect effect of absorptive capacity on subsidiary performance, which is mediated through appropriability mechanisms. These findings extend the literature on international networks, dual embeddedness and absorptive capacity

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Social Sciences Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Business Administration
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-64206 (URN)10.1016/j.indmarman.2017.06.002 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-19 Last updated: 2018-02-09
Malmström, M. & Wincent, J. (2018). Bank lending and financial discrimination from the formal economy: How women entrepreneurs get forced into involuntary bootstrapping. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 10, Article ID e00096.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bank lending and financial discrimination from the formal economy: How women entrepreneurs get forced into involuntary bootstrapping
2018 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, ISSN 2352-6734, Vol. 10, article id e00096Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The role of banks, their decision models, and their linkages with how entrepreneurs can act as providers to the formal economy have not been focused on much in entrepreneurship research. We explore the trend of transaction-based lending among banks on entrepreneurs’ engagement in informal economic activities (or involuntary bootstrapping activities) and how that relationship is moderated by gender. The results show that women entrepreneurs who encounter banks with transaction-based lending are forced to engage in much more informal economic activities compared to men, while this gender bias vanishes when entrepreneurs face banks with relation-based lending. We associate these results with gender stereotyping and suggest transaction-based lending to be costly for the development of formal economies.

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-70258 (URN)10.1016/j.jbvi.2018.e00096 (DOI)2-s2.0-85050685555 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 1;2018-08-07 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-08-07 Created: 2018-08-07 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved
Kibler, E., Wincent, J., Kautonen, T., Cacciotti, G. & Obschonka, M. (2018). Can prosocial motivation harm entrepreneurs' subjective well-being?. Journal of Business Venturing
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing, ISSN 0883-9026, E-ISSN 1873-2003Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurship research on prosocial motivation has outlined its positive impact on well-being, but still little is known about its power, which may have deleterious personal consequences under certain conditions. In this study, we ask whether prosocial motivation can harm entrepreneurs' subjective well-being when they run a commercial venture. Embedded within a contingency perspective informed by self-determination theory, we build on longitudinal survey data to explain the effect of prosocial motivation on entrepreneurs' overall life satisfaction. Our analysis demonstrates that prosocial motivation has a negative effect on entrepreneurs' life satisfaction due to increased levels of stress. However, our findings show that the negative effect of prosocial motivation dissipates when perceived autonomy at work is high compared to when it is low. Overall, our research raises questions on the role of prosocial motivation for entrepreneurs' subjective well-being and, in particular, discusses its potential “dark side” in the context of commercial entrepreneurship.

Executive summary

Can there be a “dark side” in helping others? If so, how can we better understand under what conditions it emerges? Entrepreneurship research conventionally presents prosocial motivation as a positive driver for social venture creation and entrepreneurs' well-being. However, we have little knowledge about the consequences of prosocial motivation when we move outside the social entrepreneurship context. When prosocially motivated entrepreneurs lead a commercial venture, they face the difficult task of balancing the desire to help others with the financial requirements of the business. The challenge of simultaneously accomplishing commercial and prosocial goals can result in a stressful experience that is detrimental to the entrepreneur's well-being. In this study, we ask whether and under what circumstances prosocial motivation can harm entrepreneurs' well-being.

Embedded in a contingency perspective informed by self-determination theory, this article expands our knowledge on the effects of prosocial motivation in the context of commercial entrepreneurship. We draw from original longitudinal survey data on 186 entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom to demonstrate that prosocial motivation causes entrepreneurs stress and through that stress has a negative effect on their life satisfaction. We also show that the negative effect of prosocial motivation diminishes when the degree of autonomy entrepreneurs perceive in the pursuit of daily work tasks is high. To explore the uniqueness of the entrepreneurial context, we run a comparative analysis with a sample of 544 employees. This analysis confirms that stress fully mediates the negative relationship between prosocial motivation and subjective well-being, but for employees, this negative effect disappears when their level of intrinsic motivation—the desire to expend effort based on enjoyment of the work itself—is high.

Building on our findings, we generate several important contributions. First, we help develop an understanding of the “dark side” of prosocial motivation by demonstrating that under certain circumstances, the desire to help others can be detrimental to entrepreneurs' subjective well-being. Second, we expand knowledge about the link between prosocial motivation and well-being by considering the boundary conditions (perceived autonomy and intrinsic motivation) that influence the dynamics of their relationship. Third, we set the stage for further investigations that aim to clarify the relationship between motivation and perceived autonomy and its effect on personal outcomes across different work domains.

The key insight of the study is that prosocial motivation creates a dilemma for entrepreneurs when operating a commercial business such that the desire to help others outside the context of immediate work tasks can harm their personal well-being. We also find that the perception of autonomy is key for commercial entrepreneurs to be able to realize their prosocial motivation without creating stressful situations. Extending our understanding of the conditions that shape the relationship between prosocial motivation and well-being among entrepreneurs would help in developing a more holistic notion of prosocial business venturing, one that includes the role of both commercial and social enterprising activities in contributing to personal and societal well-being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, prosocial motivation, subjective well-being
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71484 (URN)10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.10.003 (DOI)2-s2.0-85055108599 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-07 Created: 2018-11-07 Last updated: 2018-11-07
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)
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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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