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Geissinger, A., Laurell, C., Öberg, C. & Sandström, C. (2019). How sustainable is the sharing economy?: On the sustainability connotations of sharing economy platforms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 206, 419-429
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How sustainable is the sharing economy?: On the sustainability connotations of sharing economy platforms
2019 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 206, p. 419-429Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The sharing economy has evolved and spread to various sectors of the economy. Its early idea linked to the creation of more sustainable uses of resources. Since then, the development of the sharing economy has included a professionalization with self-employed suppliers rather than peers, and the question is whether the platforms following this development maintain the focus on sustainability. This paper describes and classifies the sustainability connotation of sharing economy platforms. It analyses 121 platforms derived through social media analytics to figure out whether they describe themselves as sustainable. The findings suggest that the sustainability connotation closely connects to specific sectors such as fashion, on-demand services and logistics. Meanwhile, the dominant role model platforms do not communicate about being sustainable. These findings contribute to previous research through (1) giving a systematic empirical account on the way various sharing economy platforms describe themselves in terms of sustainability, (2) pointing out the differences among the platforms, and (3) indicating the diversity in sustainability connotation among various sectors of the economy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Platform, Sharing economy, Social media analytics, Sustainability
National Category
Environmental Sciences Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70361 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.196 (DOI)000449449100036 ()2-s2.0-85054876983 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-29 Created: 2018-11-29 Last updated: 2018-11-29Bibliographically approved
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., Carlborg, P., Geissinger, A., Hasche, N., Kask, J., Linton, G., . . . Shams, T. (2018). Clustering the imp thought: searching roots and diversities in imp research. In: : . Paper presented at 34th Annual Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Conference KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France, 4-7 September 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Clustering the imp thought: searching roots and diversities in imp research
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

IMP research is often treated as an empirical perspective describing complexities of repeated business-to-business exchanges and their embeddedness. While building on some common understandings and concepts, this paper asks: How homogeneous is the IMP research? This paper uses cluster analysis to capture the roots and various sub-groups of IMP research as means to depict the question of homogeneity (i.e. a core focus in the research) or heterogeneity (i.e. using references from other fields or specific to sub-fields) of the IMP thought. In this scientific work in progress paper we introduce how we design to use bibliographical methods in order to harvest data from an extensive amount of IMP-related articles written from the 1970’s onwards. In this first attempt to reveal IMP we used overall 294 articles yielded to 10,615 co-citation relationships. A threshold of minimum number of citations of a cited reference was set to five (5) to capture such references that have been cited in multiple publications. We introduce visual mapping of defined subject area clusters and as an example we describe shortly clusters. Perhaps not surprisingly our findings suggest that IMP research is not so homogenous, with at least four clear clusters of IMP-research each utilizing different key references.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69133 (URN)
Conference
34th Annual Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Conference KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France, 4-7 September 2018
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Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically 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
Hallberg, P., Hasche, N., Kask, J. & Öberg, C. (2018). Quality management systems as indicators for stability and change in customer-supplier relationships. The IMP Journal, 12(3), 483-497
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quality management systems as indicators for stability and change in customer-supplier relationships
2018 (English)In: The IMP Journal, ISSN 2059-1403, E-ISSN 0809-7259, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 483-497Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This paper extends the discussion on stability and change through focus on specific relationship characteristics. Quality management systems prescribe established routines for supplier selection and monitoring, and may thereby designate the nature and longevity of customer-supplier relationships. The purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss the effects of quality management systems on stability and change in different forms of customer-supplier relationships.

Design/methodology/approach: A number of illustrative examples based on participatory data and interviews help to capture different types of customer-supplier relationships (private/public; certified/non-certified) related to quality management systems.

Findings: While certified customers in most sectors only need to prove that their suppliers have procedures in place, many customers equate this with requiring that their suppliers should be certified. The paper further shows that customers replace deeper understandings for their suppliers' procedures with the requirement that they be certified.

Originality/value: The paper contributes to the existing literature through integrating quality management systems literature with the business network approach. For business network studies, the discussion on quality management systems as constricting regimes is interesting and provides practical insights to the business network studies as such quality management systems increase in importance and spread.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Certification, Business relationships, ISO, Quality management systems, Stability and change
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70700 (URN)10.1108/IMP-01-2018-0006 (DOI)000451212800006 ()
Available from: 2018-12-11 Created: 2018-12-11 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically 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
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