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Cenamor, J., Parida, V., Oghazi, P., Pesämaa, O. & Wincent, J. (2019). Addressing dual embeddedness: The roles of absorptive capacity and appropriabilitymechanisms in subsidiary performance. Industrial Marketing Management, 78, 239-249
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2019 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 78, p. 239-249Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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, 2019
Keywords
Dual embeddedness, Absorptive capacity, Appropriability mechanisms, Emerging countries
National Category
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)000466451500020 ()2-s2.0-85021130911 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-04-11 (marisr)

Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-19 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Mlozi, S. & Pesämaa, O. (2018). Antecedents of national park knowledge in Tanzania. Journal of Ecotourism
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Antecedents of national park knowledge in Tanzania
2018 (English)In: Journal of Ecotourism, ISSN 1472-4049, E-ISSN 1747-7638Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Over time, national park knowledge has come to constitute the gap between the full social freedom and individual consciousness of the ecological conditions inside a park. While other visitors have a rigorous knowledge of transportation, nature, and culture, some visitors naively enter the area in order to enjoy their tourism rights. Theoretically, our model proposes that national park knowledge can change as a result of knowing about eco-tourist attractions; also, knowledge of public infrastructure and accessibility is strongly correlated to knowledge of what you can and cannot do in the protected area. Eco-tourist attractions include natural resources, cultural attractions, and recreational facilities. The argument is that all the infrastructure is developed around these, as that these are the sources of attraction. Based on the literature, we link these variables with the ecotourism concept, thus positioning our paper as an ecotourism study. A total of 103 questionnaires were returned on the basis of convenience sampling. A satisfying underlying factor structure was confirmed by CFA and EFA, in which four hypotheses were tested. With 103 observations, the model sufficiently met the minimum sample size for SEM. This paper provides some evidence for its cross validity and may inspire more studies in future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
National parks, Toursim
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70356 (URN)10.1080/14724049.2018.1502296 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-08-13 Created: 2018-08-13 Last updated: 2018-09-03
Middleton, A., Hersinger, A., Bryksenkov, A., Mineev, A., Gunnarsson, B., Dybtsyna, E., . . . Ovesen, S. (2018). Business Index North: A periodic report with insights to business activity and opportunities in the Arctic. Bodö, Norway: Nord Universty Business School
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2018 (English)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bodö, Norway: Nord Universty Business School, 2018. p. 131
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70198 (URN)
Note

Issue No. 2

Available from: 2018-08-03 Created: 2018-08-03 Last updated: 2018-08-14Bibliographically approved
Pesämaa, O. & Svensson, M. (2018). Does Culture Matter?: The Role of Board Efficacy, Growth and Competitiveness in Western and Asian Corporate Governance. In: Charlie Karlsson, Andreas P. Cornett and Tina Wallin (Ed.), Globalization, international spillovers and sectoral changes: Implications for regions and industries (pp. 25-63). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does Culture Matter?: The Role of Board Efficacy, Growth and Competitiveness in Western and Asian Corporate Governance
2018 (English)In: Globalization, international spillovers and sectoral changes: Implications for regions and industries / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Andreas P. Cornett and Tina Wallin, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 25-63Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
Keywords
Corporate governance, Market capitalization
National Category
Economics and Business Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63185 (URN)10.4337/9781786432483.00007 (DOI)2-s2.0-85046506134 (Scopus ID)9781786432476 (ISBN)9781786432483 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-04-27 Created: 2017-04-27 Last updated: 2018-05-15Bibliographically approved
Svensson, M. & Pesämaa, O. (2018). How does a caller's anger, fear and sadness affect operators' decisions in emergency calls?. International Review of Social Psychology, 31(1), Article ID 7.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How does a caller's anger, fear and sadness affect operators' decisions in emergency calls?
2018 (English)In: International Review of Social Psychology, ISSN 0992-986X, Vol. 31, no 1, article id 7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We studied how emergency operators’ interpretation of callers’ anger, fear, and sadness influenced emergency assessments in 146 authentic emergency calls. All emergency calls need to be decided on quickly and operators discriminated emotional expressions, by separating fear from other emotions across help need levels. Using path analysis and structural equation modeling, caller’s fear, as opposed to expressions of anger and sadness, showed both direct and indirect effects on the intention to provide help. Based on the findings, emergency operators are argued to actively incorporate callers’ expressions into emergency decisions, rather than peripherally processing emotional expression. Such findings allow for a discussion on the interpersonal effects of emotional expressions and, more practically, how fast help will be able to arrive to the location of the emergency.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frankrike: Ubiquity Press, 2018
Keywords
Decision making, emotions. anger, fear, sadness
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67039 (URN)10.5334/irsp.89 (DOI)000435754400002 ()2-s2.0-85046767326 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-02-19 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2017-12-17 Created: 2017-12-17 Last updated: 2019-03-21Bibliographically approved
Pesämaa, O., Dahlin, P. & Öberg, C. (2018). Reduction of Tension Effects on Partner Evaluation. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 36(4), 425-439
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reduction of Tension Effects on Partner Evaluation
2018 (English)In: Marketing Intelligence & Planning, ISSN 0263-4503, E-ISSN 1758-8049, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 425-439Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This paper examines how tension management as a means of achieving compromise and overcoming minor conflicts reduces the effects of the opportunism and bargaining costs of relationships on the evaluation of business partners. The paper proposes and tests a theoretical model with a full-information approach using structural equation modeling.

Design/methodology/approach: Our dataset was based on 312 observations from a unique survey based on a business-to-business relationship sample in Sweden. The measurements reflect the effects of partner opportunism, bargaining costs, and tension management on partner evaluations.

Findings: Our findings corroborate that partner opportunism and bargaining costs have a negative impact on partner evaluation. In addition, our model shows that tension management weakens the negative effects of opportunism and bargaining costs on the evaluation.

Originality/value: This study offers evidence on how negative effects are reduced through intervening constructs. With most studies focusing on the positive side of relationships, this paper makes an important contribution to the literature through not only describing negative effects, but also how these can be decreased.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Opportunism, bargaining cost, tension management, partner evaluation, relationship
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67422 (URN)10.1108/MIP-11-2017-0271 (DOI)000431408500002 ()
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-05-15 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-30 Last updated: 2018-06-13Bibliographically approved
Pesämaa, O., Larsson, J. & Eriksson, P.-E. (2018). Role of Performance Feedback on Process Performance in Construction Projects: Client and Contractor Perspectives. Journal of Management in Engineering, 34(4), Article ID 04018023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Role of Performance Feedback on Process Performance in Construction Projects: Client and Contractor Perspectives
2018 (English)In: Journal of Management in Engineering, ISSN 0742-597X, E-ISSN 1943-5479, Vol. 34, no 4, article id 04018023Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addressed a perceived research gap by examining the role of performance feedback in construction process performance from both client and contractor perspectives using a database of unprecedented scale, with 2,175 sets of observations (expressed views of 579 clients and 1,596 contractors involved in diverse Swedish construction projects). Following validation of latent concepts by multigroup assessment of responses across the two groups (clients and contractors), using confirmatory factor analysis, this enabled robust tests of evidence of structural paths (potentially causal or mediating relationships) embedded in both groups’ responses. The results confirmed, with unprecedented clarity, that performance feedback has significant, direct positive effects on construction process performance, and that performance feedback mediates (i.e., strengthens) effects of learning and collaboration on process performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2018
Keywords
Feedback, Process Performance, Contractor, Client, Multi-group, Structural Equation Modeling
National Category
Business Administration Construction Management
Research subject
Accounting and Control; Construction Management and Building Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67101 (URN)10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000619 (DOI)000432571400010 ()2-s2.0-85046126267 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-04-30 (svasva)

Available from: 2017-12-21 Created: 2017-12-21 Last updated: 2018-08-16Bibliographically approved
Larsson, J., Eriksson, P. E. & Pesämaa, O. (2018). The importance of hard project management and team motivation for construction project performance. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, 11(2), 275-288
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The importance of hard project management and team motivation for construction project performance
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 275-288Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Hard project management practices, based on strict planning and control, are traditionally applied in construction projects, although research frequently promotes the importance of teams for various project outcomes. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to examine the importance of hard project management and team motivation for process performance in construction projects. A hypothesis tested is that hard project management can impair process performance if team motivation is not promoted.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents and empirically tests a structural equation model, with and without a mediating link between hard project management and process performance, based on data from a survey of 2,175 respondents, representing contractors and clients involved in 109 Swedish construction projects.

Findings

The results confirm that hard project management is best conveyed through teams to enhance process performance. “Path analysis,” using the model with the mediating link, confirms that neglecting team motivation can significantly impair process performance.

Research limitations/implications

The data set provides unusually high representation of views of contractors and clients involved in diverse Swedish construction projects. Thus, the results have likely relevance in other project-based industries and/or national settings, but this possibility requires further investigation.

Originality/value

The findings show that team motivation is a key process performance factor; hard project management may indeed be important, but its effects will be enhanced by (and partially mediated through) team motivation. Thus, the findings have important theoretical and practical implications for the development of project management practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
National Category
Construction Management Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control; Construction Management and Building Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-64964 (URN)10.1108/IJMPB-04-2017-0035 (DOI)000441077500003 ()
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-05-15 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-08-06 Created: 2017-08-06 Last updated: 2018-12-14Bibliographically approved
Bullvåg, E., Hersinger, A., Johansen, M., Middleton, A., Mineev, A., Ovesen, S., . . . Simonen, J. (2017). Business Index North: A periodic report with insights to business activity and opportunities in the Arctic. Bodö: Nord University Business School
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2017 (English)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bodö: Nord University Business School, 2017. p. 100
Series
BIN report ; 1
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62970 (URN)
Note

Issue #1

www.businessindexnorth.com

Available from: 2017-04-10 Created: 2017-04-10 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Mlozi, S. & Pesämaa, O. (2017). Developing reciprocal exchanges for tourism investors: empirical evidence from Tanzania (ed.). Tourism Economics, 23(6), 1184-1205
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing reciprocal exchanges for tourism investors: empirical evidence from Tanzania
2017 (English)In: Tourism Economics, ISSN 1354-8166, E-ISSN 2044-0375, Vol. 23, no 6, p. 1184-1205Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is based on a unique sample of 111 tourism investors in Tanzania. Investors have a significant role in establishing services and supporting continuance in local tourism networks. As important as investors are, many of them overlook relationships they may find abundant but not meaningful. Many investors shift relationships when meaningful ideas or other outcomes no longer feed into the relationship. Relationships could thus be seen as gradual processes in which meaningful exchanges cement the relationships together. At the entry stage, investors select partners they trust or focus on identifying a specific style characterized by partner-related criteria. These expectations typically depend on the motives or reasons investors enter relationships. We suggest that investors’ relationships develop from motives toward defined selection criteria as the basis for a continued exchange defined by their reciprocal orientation. Thus, a theoretical model is presented with constructs such as hard and soft motives, trust and network awareness, partner selection criteria, and reciprocal orientations. We hope these findings may illustrate how policymakers in Tanzania can support investor relationships and nurture them toward a long-term exchange.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
Tourism, Networks, Reciprocity, Motives
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8981 (URN)10.1177/1354816616668106 (DOI)000407901300002 ()2-s2.0-85027684252 (Scopus ID)789411e2-b90e-4eb3-b1c2-3ec54827d8d2 (Local ID)789411e2-b90e-4eb3-b1c2-3ec54827d8d2 (Archive number)789411e2-b90e-4eb3-b1c2-3ec54827d8d2 (OAI)
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-08-28 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
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