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Öberg, C., Shams, T. & Asnafi, N. (2018). Additive Manufacturing and Business Models: Current Knowledge and Missing Perspectives. Technology Innovation Management Review, 8(6), 15-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Additive Manufacturing and Business Models: Current Knowledge and Missing Perspectives
2018 (English)In: Technology Innovation Management Review, ISSN 1927-0321, E-ISSN 1927-0321, Vol. 8, no 6, p. 15-33Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Additive manufacturing, that is 3D printing technology, may change the way companies operate their businesses. This article adopts a business model perspective to create an understanding of what we know about these changes. It summarizes current knowledge on additive manufacturing within management and business research, and it discusses future research directions in relation to business models for additive manufacturing. Using the scientific database Web of Science, 116 journal articles were identified. The literature review reveals that most research concerns manufacturing optimization. A more holistic view of the changes that additive manufacturing may bring about for firms is needed, as is more research on changed value propositions, and customer/sales-related issues. The article contributes to previous research by systematically summarizing additive manufacturing research in the business and management literature, and by highlighting areas for further investigation related to the business models of individual firms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Carleton University Graphic Services, 2018
Keywords
3D printing, additive manufacturing, business model, literature review
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68151 (URN)10.22215/timreview/1162 (DOI)000437486500003 ()
Available from: 2018-07-26 Created: 2018-07-26 Last updated: 2018-07-26Bibliographically approved
Aramo-Immonen, H., Suominen, A., Öberg, C. & Jussila, J. J. (2018). Innovation enablers attracting Gen Z at future workplace. In: Iain Bitran, Steffen Conn, K.R.E Huizingh, Olga Kokshagina, Marko Torkkeli, Marcus Tynnhammar (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2018 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Stockholm): . Paper presented at XXIX ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovation, The Name of The Game, Stockholm, Sweden, June 17-20, 2018. LUT
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovation enablers attracting Gen Z at future workplace
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2018 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Stockholm) / [ed] Iain Bitran, Steffen Conn, K.R.E Huizingh, Olga Kokshagina, Marko Torkkeli, Marcus Tynnhammar, LUT , 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Increased focus in popular press has been directed at how individuals born at different times differ in their preferences and ways of acting. Generation Z (Gen Z) refers to individuals born in the 1990s that are often described to be self-centred but also entrepreneurial, potentially based on how the abilities to get at permanent position has changed during the last decades. The purpose of this study is to investigate: What does Gen Z consider important organizational innovation factors at a future workplace? Based on a questionnaire directed at individuals as part of Gen Z, we focus our analysis on innovation enablers, to thereby also see how Gen Z’s expectations fit with needs to continuously and increasingly rapidly renew operations. With this study we contribute to a greater academic understanding of a new and in Sweden relatively unexplored Gen Z. The practical implication of the study is to provide employers with guidelines on how to create successful innovation incubation environments at their workplace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
LUT, 2018
Series
LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications, Reports, E-ISSN 2243-3376 ; 78
Keywords
Generation Z, generation Y, innovation management, Gen Z, innovation enablers, future workplace, Sweden
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68814 (URN)978-952-335-219-3 (ISBN)
Conference
XXIX ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovation, The Name of The Game, Stockholm, Sweden, June 17-20, 2018
Available from: 2018-09-10 Created: 2018-09-10 Last updated: 2018-09-10Bibliographically approved
Pesamaa, 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: The purpose of this paper is to examine 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: The data set 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: The findings corroborate that partner opportunism and bargaining costs have a negative impact on partner evaluation. In addition, the 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
Relationship, Opportunism, Partner evaluation, Tension management
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-66997 (URN)10.1108/MIP-11-2017-0271 (DOI)000431408500002 ()2-s2.0-85043779921 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-18 Created: 2018-05-18 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved
Öberg, C. (2018). Social and economic ties in the freelance and sharing economies. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 30(1), 77-96
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social and economic ties in the freelance and sharing economies
2018 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 0827-6331, E-ISSN 2169-2610, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 77-96Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-61342 (URN)10.1080/08276331.2017.1388954 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-10-08 Created: 2017-10-08 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Öberg, C. (2018). The dynamics of proximity in multiple-party innovation processes. The IMP Journal, 12(2), 296-312
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The dynamics of proximity in multiple-party innovation processes
2018 (English)In: The IMP Journal, ISSN 2059-1403, E-ISSN 0809-7259, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 296-312Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Proximity - that is, the closeness of parties - has been increasingly emphasized in studies on innovation networks. The idea of closeness has been discussed in relation to geographic proximity, and has also been referred to as knowledge overlaps and shared understandings between parties. In most of the studies dealing with proximity in relation to innovation networks, a static analysis is pursued. Such an analysis marks how the closeness or distance, often with the conclusion that parties should not be too close or too distant, is measured against innovation outcome at a specific point in time. However, innovation processes would include how parties increasingly converge in their knowledge and understanding, and how they may co-locate their businesses. The purpose of this paper is to discuss proximity in relation to multiple-party innovation processes and their development over time.

Design/methodology/approach: The empirical part of this paper consists of a single case study on an innovation community and its development process. The development of the innovation community over time, whether and how geographic, knowledge and cognitive proximity is affected, and the outcome in terms of number of innovations, their newness (incremental or radical innovation), and variety are discussed in the paper.

Findings: Findings indicate how geographic proximity leads to more knowledge overlaps, while it is not a prerequisite for it. Rather, it is in the commitment processes partly connected to cognitive proximity that knowledge increasingly converges, indifferent to the co-location of parties. The speed of such processes, however, is higher if parties co-locate. The commitment processes lead to an increased number of innovations, while these innovations become more and more similar. To avoid increased overlaps of knowledge and thereby maintain the production of a variety of innovations, interaction needs to occur through the introduction of new parties and the termination of previous interaction patterns. This, however, occurs at the cost of commitment, and the knowledge thereby becomes less developed and used in its capacities.

Originality/value: The paper contributes to previous research through discussing proximity in innovation networks in a processual manner. The link between various proximities and their effect on innovation outcome sheds light on how proximity, as discussed in various literature streams, often relates to similar issues that converge around the issue of commitment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Process, Commitment, Knowledge, Cognitive, Proximity, Geographic
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68654 (URN)10.1108/IMP-05-2017-0020 (DOI)000441394000006 ()
Available from: 2018-09-03 Created: 2018-09-03 Last updated: 2018-09-03Bibliographically approved
Öberg, C., Shams, T. & Asnafi, N. (2017). Additive manufacturing - Current knowledge and missing perspectives. In: : . Paper presented at 18th International CINet Conference, Potsdam, Germany, September 10-12, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Additive manufacturing - Current knowledge and missing perspectives
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-61346 (URN)
Conference
18th International CINet Conference, Potsdam, Germany, September 10-12, 2017
Available from: 2017-10-08 Created: 2017-10-08 Last updated: 2017-10-09Bibliographically approved
Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C. & Sandström, C. (2017). Assessing the sustainability impact of the sharing economy. In: : . Paper presented at 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (IWSE), Lund, Sweden, June 15-16, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing the sustainability impact of the sharing economy
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-61324 (URN)
Conference
4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (IWSE), Lund, Sweden, June 15-16, 2017
Available from: 2017-10-08 Created: 2017-10-08 Last updated: 2017-10-10Bibliographically approved
Liu, Y., Öberg, C., Tarba, S. Y. & Xing, Y. (2017). Brand management in mergers and acquisitions: Emerging market multinationals venturing into advanced economies. International Marketing Review, 35(5), 710-732
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brand management in mergers and acquisitions: Emerging market multinationals venturing into advanced economies
2017 (English)In: International Marketing Review, ISSN 0265-1335, E-ISSN 1758-6763, Vol. 35, no 5, p. 710-732Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on emerging market companies that internationalize into advanced economies by means of acquisitions and to investigate brand management during post-acquisition integration from a multi-level perspective and to identify how a brand management strategy can be constructed. It takes into account the influences of country-of-origin image, corporate brand and brand portfolio to obtain a granular view of post-acquisition brand management.

Design/methodology/approach – A multiple case study approach was adopted. By using case studies and storytelling qualitative research methods, the empirical setting was related to the acquisitions undertaken by Chinese companies in Germany.

Findings – The authors identified three mechanisms for brand management in the post-acquisition integration of emerging market companies – namely, transferring, dynamically redeploying and categorizing – that underpin the interconnection and combined influence of country-of-origin image at the national level, corporate brand at the organizational level and brand portfolio at the product level.

Practical implications – Brand has been viewed as a strategic asset in Chinese cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Brand management is a dynamic process that involves learning and interaction between the acquirer and target. The research offers a practical guideline for both acquirers and targets in managing brand in the context of acquisitions undertaken by emerging market companies in advanced economies.

Originality/value – The findings provide important insights into the brand management strategies adopted in Chinese cross-border M&As in particular, and emerging market companies venturing into advanced economies in general. The interlinking of country, company and product levels introduces new ideas to the brand literature related to acquisitions, and the setting of Chinese companies acquiring German ones constitutes an important contribution to the understanding of the different ways in which companies from emerging economies may pursue branding strategies in the context of cross-border M&As.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
Keywords
China, Acquisition, Brand management, Germany, Multi-level, Redeployment
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-61330 (URN)10.1108/IMR-01-2017-0011 (DOI)000442523400001 ()2-s2.0-85048738173 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding Agency:

Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities  KBJB17003536

Available from: 2017-10-08 Created: 2017-10-08 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved
Öberg, C. (2017). Customer roles in M&A integration. International Studies of Management and Organization, 48(1), 43-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Customer roles in M&A integration
2017 (English)In: International Studies of Management and Organization, ISSN 0020-8825, E-ISSN 1558-0911, Vol. 48, no 1, p. 43-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Arts & Sciences Press, 2017
Keywords
Acquisitions, customer, integration, merger
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38034 (URN)10.1080/00208825.2018.1407084 (DOI)2-s2.0-85042218535 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-11-04 Created: 2014-10-23 Last updated: 2018-09-17Bibliographically approved
Shams, T. & Öberg, C. (2017). Disruptive positions and roles?: The effect of additive manufacturing on business networks. In: : . Paper presented at IMP Journal Seminar, Poznan, Poland, October 12-13, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disruptive positions and roles?: The effect of additive manufacturing on business networks
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-61333 (URN)
Conference
IMP Journal Seminar, Poznan, Poland, October 12-13, 2017
Available from: 2017-10-08 Created: 2017-10-08 Last updated: 2017-10-10Bibliographically approved
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