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Ertelt, S.-M. & Kask, J. (2024). Home field advantage: examining incumbency reorientation dynamics in low-carbon transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 50, Article ID 100802.
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2024 (English)In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, ISSN 2210-4224, E-ISSN 2210-4232, Vol. 50, article id 100802Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent work has offered a more nuanced view of incumbent actors' roles in transitions, yet a comprehensive understanding of how reorientation activities and subsequent interaction patterns among different incumbent actor types shape the direction of system reconfigurations remains underexplored. This paper proposes a framework for empirically assessing actors' relational dynamics in response to low-carbon transitions and conceptualises actor interaction types and the nature of their interaction. Through a case study of the low-carbon transition of road freight transport in Sweden, we examine how reorientation dynamics, e.g., coalitions, competition, and contestations, can facilitate and hinder system reconfigurations by creating regime tensions. Our study highlights that incumbency reorientations are multi-dimensional, with actor involvement and strategies varying, leading to divergent actor positions and role constellations as actors attempt to reconfigure the focal regime. Extending beyond the Swedish case, five avenues for future research are outlined.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
Keywords
Low-carbon transition, Incumbency, System reconfigurations, Regime change, Multi-system interactions
National Category
Civil Engineering Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110808 (URN)10.1016/j.eist.2023.100802 (DOI)2-s2.0-85181904597 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Region Örebro County
Available from: 2024-01-18 Created: 2024-01-18 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Cristofaro, M., Kask, J. & Muldoon, J. (2023). Exploring the entrepreneurial jungle: unicorns, gazelles, zebras and other venture species. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 30(6), 1065-1087
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, E-ISSN 1758-7840, Vol. 30, no 6, p. 1065-1087Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109566 (URN)10.1108/JSBED-10-2023-509 (DOI)001087758100001 ()2-s2.0-85174839731 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-11-06 Created: 2023-11-06 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Carlborg, P., Hasche, N., Kask, J., Klézl, V. & Linton, G. (2023). Foresighting network dynamics: A Delphi-based Scenario Analysis. In: : . Paper presented at 39th Annual IMP Conference (IMP 2023), Manchester, UK, August 22-25, 2023.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explores the future of Sweden's electric utility network and its transition towards sustainability and resilience by combining traditional scenario analysis with foresighting, an anticipatory, non-predictive approach. The research focuses on potential disruptive innovations and changes within the industry, such as increased electrification, electromobility, and advances in grid infrastructure, using a Delphi study. This approach involves gathering expert opinions from various stakeholders, including industry, academia, and government experts, to anticipate multiple future scenarios and better prepare for potential challenges and opportunities. The interconnected nature of the electric utility network and the relationships between various actors play a critical role in shaping the industry's future. Foresighting allows stakeholders to anticipate and prepare for disruptive changes, such as the increasing role of prosumers, local microgrids, and novel value propositions. By employing the Delphi methodology, the study systematically gathers and synthesizes expert insights, offering a comprehensive understanding of the electric utility network's future development. The findings highlight the importance of improving end-customer relationships and enabling the use of prosumer products and services. Furthermore, the study emphasizes the need to address existing challenges within the Swedish power grid and increase transmission capacity to support the introduction of new technologies and a more efficient and sustainable energy system. By integrating the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) network perspective, the study demonstrates that foresighting is more effective in accounting for exceptional events and non-linear growth patterns in the electric utility market. The results also provide insights into the emergence of new business models and the role of emerging technologies, such as energy storage, in shaping the future of the electric utility network.

National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107833 (URN)
Conference
39th Annual IMP Conference (IMP 2023), Manchester, UK, August 22-25, 2023
Available from: 2023-08-24 Created: 2023-08-24 Last updated: 2023-08-24Bibliographically approved
Ertelt, S.-M. & Kask, J. (2023). Home field advantage: examining incumbency reorientation dynamics in low-carbon transitions. In: : . Paper presented at NTRANS Workshop: Exploring multi-system phenomena in net-zero transitions, Hurdal, Norway, May 11-12, 2023.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Economics and Business Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110521 (URN)
Conference
NTRANS Workshop: Exploring multi-system phenomena in net-zero transitions, Hurdal, Norway, May 11-12, 2023
Available from: 2023-12-21 Created: 2023-12-21 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
Ertelt, S.-M. & Kask, J. (2023). Home field advantage: examining incumbency reorientation dynamics in low-carbon transitions. In: : . Paper presented at Beyond crisis / Beyond normal, NTNU Energy Team Society Conference, Trondheim, Norway, September 27-28, 2023.
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2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Economics and Business Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110523 (URN)
Conference
Beyond crisis / Beyond normal, NTNU Energy Team Society Conference, Trondheim, Norway, September 27-28, 2023
Available from: 2023-12-21 Created: 2023-12-21 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
Abatecola, G., Cristofaro, M., Giannetti, F. & Kask, J. (2022). How can biases affect entrepreneurial decision making? toward a behavioral approach to unicorns. The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 18(2), 693-711
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2022 (English)In: The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, ISSN 1554-7191, E-ISSN 1555-1938, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 693-711Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How can cognitive biases affect the birth and evolution of entrepreneurial ventures? In Entrepreneurial Decision Making (EDM), this lively research question remains largely unaddressed when the world of Unicorns, as a per se entrepreneurial species, is considered. Thus, through this conceptual article, we aim to contribute toward knowledge creation in this context. We start by proposing a conceptual framework of Unicorns’ EDM based on a behavioral approach. Through three propositions, this novel framework advances how the birth, transition, and consolidation of a Unicorn may be explained by the sequentially intertwined occurrence of biases, from which establishment and legitimization eventually emerge. We complement the framework with examples from the social media industry and then discuss its main implications for theory and practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Keywords
Entrepreneurial decision making, Cognition, Biases, Unicorns, Conceptual
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95930 (URN)10.1007/s11365-021-00772-4 (DOI)000730075800004 ()2-s2.0-85121285542 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding agency:

Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata within the CRUICARE Agreement

Available from: 2021-12-14 Created: 2021-12-14 Last updated: 2022-06-14Bibliographically approved
Ertelt, S.-M. & Kask, J. (2022). Interactions and strategies in unfolding low-carbon transitions: a co-evolutionary approach. In: : . Paper presented at 26th Biennial NFF Conference, Örebro, Sweden, August 24-26, 2022.
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Coevolution, Low-carbon transition, organisational change, Innovation
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103049 (URN)
Conference
26th Biennial NFF Conference, Örebro, Sweden, August 24-26, 2022
Available from: 2023-01-12 Created: 2023-01-12 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Schlaile, M. P., Kask, J., Brewer, J., Bogner, K., Urmetzer, S. & De Witt, A. (2022). Proposing a Cultural Evolutionary Perspective for Dedicated Innovation Systems: Bioeconomy Transitions and Beyond. Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, 38(2), 93-118
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2022 (English)In: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, ISSN 2352-6645, E-ISSN 2032-5355, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 93-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While the Earth system is in overshoot mode with an imminent threat to our social, ecological, and economic systems, cultural evolutionary theory may hold the key to more successfully addressing many of our sustainability challenges. With the aim of illuminating the potential of studying the evolution of a sustainable bioeconomy through a cultural evolutionary lens, this article outlines the contours of a novel research avenue in the form of five propositions. It contributes to current conversations in the literature at the intersection of sustainability transitions, dedicated or mission-oriented innovation systems, and the bioeconomy by raising awareness of the warranted value that a cultural evolutionary perspective has in tackling these grand challenges and addressing how this yet unclaimed potential could be materialized.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
De Boeck/Cairn, 2022
Keywords
Bioeconomy, Multi-level Perspective (MLP), Multilevel Selection, Coevolution, Cultural Evolution, Sustainability Transitions, Worldviews
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95929 (URN)10.3917/jie.038.0093 (DOI)000810506900005 ()
Note

DOI: 10.3917/jie.pr1.0108

Available from: 2021-12-14 Created: 2021-12-14 Last updated: 2022-08-05Bibliographically approved
Prenkert, F., Hedvall, K., Hasche, N., Frick, J. E., Abrahamsen, M. H., Aramo-Immonen, H., . . . Wagrell, S. (2022). Resource interaction: Key concepts, relations and representations. Industrial Marketing Management, 105, 48-59
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2022 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 105, p. 48-59Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Value co-creation is a core focus area in both B2B marketing and strategy research, necessitating resource utilization within and across organizational boundaries. In the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) group, scholars have focused on the interactions among resources as one important way to analyze central questions about resources in business relationships and networks. This has produced a breadth of investigations and concepts that are locally defined and utilized. This may hamper further theoretical development and inhibit analytical precision. The purpose of this paper is to develop a more general shared understanding of resource interaction by identifying and explicating the key concepts used, and to assess its status as an approach. The paper synthesizes 20 years of research to identify key concepts and the relationships across concepts. This provides both a platform for further conceptual and empirical research within IMP and potential for crossfertilization with parallel B2B areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Resources, Value, Resource interaction, IMP, Resource interaction approach (RIA), Business relationships and networks
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-100449 (URN)10.1016/j.indmarman.2022.05.008 (DOI)000811819500004 ()2-s2.0-85131415240 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-08-23 Created: 2022-08-23 Last updated: 2022-08-23Bibliographically approved
Ertelt, S.-M., Kask, J. & Breslin, D. (2022). Theorizing Inter-System Coevolution: Principles, Promises, and Problems. In: : . Paper presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM 2022): Leading Digital Transformation, Winterthur, Switzerland, June 15-17, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theorizing Inter-System Coevolution: Principles, Promises, and Problems
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103012 (URN)
Conference
European Academy of Management (EURAM 2022): Leading Digital Transformation, Winterthur, Switzerland, June 15-17, 2022
Available from: 2023-01-10 Created: 2023-01-10 Last updated: 2023-01-11Bibliographically approved
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