oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Evolving Market Channels in the Swedish Music Industry: A Dominant design approach
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. (PRIME Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9964-7717
2011 (English)In: Studies in industrial renewal: coping with changing contexts / [ed] Esbjörn Segelod, Karin Berglund, Erik Bjurström, Erik Dahlquist, Lars Hallén and Ulf Johansson, Västerås: Mälardalen University , 2011, p. 95-115Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University , 2011. p. 95-115
Keywords [en]
Market Channels, Dominant Design, Evolution, Music Industry, Renewal
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-28725ISBN: 978-91-7485-038-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-28725DiVA, id: diva2:616484
Available from: 2013-04-17 Created: 2013-04-17 Last updated: 2018-03-01Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. On business relationships as Darwinian systems: an exploration into how Darwinian systems thinking can supportbusiness relationship research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On business relationships as Darwinian systems: an exploration into how Darwinian systems thinking can supportbusiness relationship research
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The demarcation between different traditions in contemporary research on business relationships reflects theoretical and methodological difficulties in the conceptualization of the nature of business relationships and how such relationships evolve. To tackle these problems, this thesis explores the fruitfulness of regarding business relationships as Darwinian systems, which accentuates kinship between Darwinism and systems thinking, and elaborates a treatment of business relationship transmutation as an iterative dynamic process that does not take the existence of business relationships – or the sequence of developmental stages – for granted.

The thesis draws on findings in four essays as well as a stand-alone extended summary. These five parts complete the thesis. The discussion advances the idea that the tenets of systems thinking and of Generalized Darwinism are aligned and can provide a novel explanatory paradigm, although it takes marketing rigor to specify an emergent framework that conceptualizes the nature and evolution of business relationships. The concluding part elaborates the steps required for a more comprehensive Darwinian system theory of business relationships.

A main contribution of the thesis is the exploration of an emergent theoretical composite – new to marketing – that integrates systems thinking, Generalized Darwinism and established business relationship conjectures. The thesis asserts the importance of configurational fit; the interaction between variation-creation and selective preservation to form a full Darwinian story; and the meaning of a logical distinction between manifested characteristics and the underlying instructions directing the former. Furthermore, the firm–relationship–market system hierarchy outlined highlights the business relationship as an emergent organizational form at a level above that of the individual firm, stressing the importance of its dual nature and as an evolving system alike, thus endorsing research to tackle the central theoretical and methodological difficulties of business relationships’ nature and evolution.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2013. p. 140
Series
Örebro Studies in Business - Dissertations ; 6
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-28634 (URN)978-91-7668-927-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-05-31, Hörsal T (teknikhuset), Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Projects
marketing, business relationships, systems thinking, philosophy of science, generalized darwinism, evolution
Available from: 2013-04-09 Created: 2013-04-09 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

http://mdh.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:464663/FULLTEXT03#page=105

Authority records BETA

Kask, Johan

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kask, Johan
By organisation
Örebro University School of Business
Business Administration

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 335 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf