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Brege, S., Nord, T. & Stehn, L. (2017). Industriellt byggande i trä - nuläge och prognos mot 2025. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Mot bakgrund av samhälleliga utmaningar kopplade till demografi, klimat, sysselsättning och krav på resurseffektivitet kan industriellt träbyggande bidra med följande i ett tidsperspektiv fram till 2025:

  • Bygga upp en kapacitet för industriell träbyggande som kan leverera 50 % av flerbostadshusen som byggs på den svenska marknaden (17 500 lägenheter varav 15 000 producerade inom landet) och samtidigt nå en 30-35%-ig materialandel inom segmentet lokaler.
  • Därigenom skapa 8 000 nya jobb inom prefabricering i fabriksmiljö och bidra till att flytta 6 000 jobb från storstad till landsbygd. Detta kan vara en dellösning på bristen på inhemsk byggarbetskraft – att flytta ut jobben på landet och att ”göra om” snickare till maskinoperatörer. Detta kan även vara en möjlighet för integrering av nyanländ arbetskraft.
  • Utnyttja träets potential för minskad klimatbelastning jämfört med andra byggmaterial. Ett industriellt flerbostadshus har 40 % lägre CO2 utsläpp än ett jämförbart betonghus. Motsvarande siffra för lokaler är minus 35-40% (baserat på sammanfattande och nya analyser av Tyréns).
  • Minska klimatbelastningen med 0,7-0,8 miljoner ton CO2 ekvivalenter genom att substituera från betong till trä – en besparing som utgör knappt 3 % av den totala mängd utsläpp som Sveriges handlande och icke handlande sektorer ska anpassa sig till för år 2030. Om träets kollagring adderas till substitutionseffekten så blir den kalkylmässiga besparingen 2-4 miljoner ton CO2 ekvivalenter.
  • Bygga resurseffektivare med industriellt byggande och framförallt utnyttja den potential till fortsatta effektivitetsförbättringar som ligger i att öka volymerna. Detta sker genom högre nivåer på byggproduktionen i kombination med kraftigt ökade marknadsandelar. Industriellt byggande har bättre kontroll över processer som även inkluderar underentreprenörer och konsulter och kan genom bättre integration och partnerskap verka dämpande på en marknad som kännetecknas av stora svängningar i lägen präglade av överhettning respektive nedgång och stiltje.

En avslutande kommentar gäller behovet av kapacitet på den svenska marknaden för bostadsbyggande. Svensk skogs- och träindustri verkar i dagsläget stiga in med stora kapacitetsutbyggnader i ett läge där det inte är särskilt troligt att svensk betongindustri fortsätter att expandera. Vi bedömer att osäkerheten vad gäller klimatfrågan är för stor för att man från betongsidan ska ge sig in på stora investeringar i nuläget. De stora byggbolagen verkar ägarmässigt frikoppla sig från betongbranschen och är därmed ännu mera obundna att gå över till en trästrategi när incitamenten blir tillräckligt stora och tydliga. Detta är en stor möjlighet för industriell träbyggande.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2017. p. 20
Series
LIU-IEI-R ; 263
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142414 (URN)IU–IEI–RR–17/00263–SE (ISRN)
Available from: 2017-10-30 Created: 2017-10-30 Last updated: 2017-10-30Bibliographically approved
Brege, S. & Öjdemark, C. (2016). Internationalisering i en global värld: från innovation till marknadsledare (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Internationalisering i en global värld: från innovation till marknadsledare
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Hur kan man få företag att växa? Den här boken handlar om hur man tar små och medelstora företag till ”mindre storföretag” och hur man bygger upp en internationell verksamhet. Utgångspunkten är att skapa en robust affärsmodell runt en produkt- eller processinnovation – en affärsmodell som kan ge hävstångseffekter på lönsamheten när företaget växer. Boken tar upp fem hörnstenar i internationalisering:

  1. utveckla affärsportföljen och affärsmodellen för internationalisering
  2. expandera till olika geografiska marknader
  3. bygga en position på en ny marknad
  4. göra affärer på utländska marknader
  5. organisera och styra internationell verksamhet.

 Författarna väver samman konkreta fallbeskrivningar med en teoretisk referensram, och kompletterar med rekommendationer och en verktygslåda som stöd i arbetet med att styra en internationell verksamhet.

En högaktuell bok om hur man utvecklas från talang till världsstjärna. Vi får följa bolag som Elekta, Envac och Systemair, alla med den gemensamma nämnaren att de tack vare skicklighet och tajming gick från lovande bolag till ledande i sin respektive bransch. Vi får också några ledtrådar till hur Sverige kan ta tillvara sina förutsättningar som bas för framtidens internationaliserade företag. Den här boken angår företagsledare, politiker och alla oss som vill förstå hur svenska småföretag kan växa och bli vinnare på världsmarknaden.

Ylva Berg, VD Business Sweden

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. p. 224 Edition: 1
Keywords
Företag, Internationalisering
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126935 (URN)978-91-4411-303-6 (ISBN)
Note

1. uppl.

Available from: 2016-04-08 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2016-04-25Bibliographically approved
Biggemann, S., Kowalkowski, C., Brege, S. & Maley, J. (2015). Creation and implementation of business solutions: Effects on supplier firms’ network identity and position. In: : . Paper presented at 23rd International Colloquium in Relationship Marketing (ICRM '09) IMP-conference in Kolding, Denmark in 2015. (pp. 1-12).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creation and implementation of business solutions: Effects on supplier firms’ network identity and position
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This research investigates the dynamic effects that the creation and implementation of business solutions have on the supplier’s network position and identity. The study is based on publicly available data from websites and industry reports, as well as interviews with key decision makers in industrial firms and their networks. It contributes to business marketing literature by modelling the dynamic changes that organisational networks experience when organisational actors interact to create and implement business solutions. It focuses on the concepts of network position and network identity.

Previous research on the creation and implementation of business solutions find that this is a highly interactive process that reshapes markets, introduces new actors, and makes redundant other actors to the focal company network. Overall, the wider business environment where organisational actors operate is affected. Dynamic changes on the network level occur despite the parties' intentions and are also difficult to predict. Nevertheless, the effects on the shape of the network become quite apparent, and affect the parties' rights and obligations as perceived by other organizations; that is, the changes on the network shape affect organizations’ network position. As the process of creation of business solutions evolves, both customer and supplier find themselves interacting with new companies and organisations. This change requires the learning of new norms and rules, and creates opportunities to develop new skills. The introduction of new parties onto the network changes the set of resources and capabilities that the supplier can access and thus make available to their customers. Customers, then, construe the supplier’s network identity differently, eventually more capable than the network identity of competitors, which may create and lead to sustained competitive advantage of the supplier. To conclude, this paper portrays how the network identity changes as a consequence of the parties’ interaction in creating and developing business solutions.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123386 (URN)
Conference
23rd International Colloquium in Relationship Marketing (ICRM '09) IMP-conference in Kolding, Denmark in 2015.
Available from: 2015-12-15 Created: 2015-12-15 Last updated: 2015-12-23
Biggemann, S., Kowalkowski, C., Brege, S. & Maley, J. (2015). Creation and implementation of business solutions: Effects on supplier firms’ network position and identity. In: Proceedings of the 31st IMP Conference: . Paper presented at IMP-conference in Kolding, Denmark in 2015 (pp. 1-12).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creation and implementation of business solutions: Effects on supplier firms’ network position and identity
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 31st IMP Conference, 2015, p. 1-12Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This research investigates the dynamic effects that the creation and implementation of business solutions have on the supplier’s network position and identity. The study is based on publicly available data from websites and industry reports, as well as interviews with key decision makers in industrial firms and their networks. It contributes to business marketing literature by modelling the dynamic changes that organisational networks experience when organisational actors interact to create and implement business solutions. It focuses on the concepts of network position and network identity.

Previous research on the creation and implementation of business solutions find that this is a highly interactive process that reshapes markets, introduces new actors, and makes redundant other actors to the focal company network. Overall, the wider business environment where organisational actors operate is affected. Dynamic changes on the network level occur despite the parties' intentions and are also difficult to predict. Nevertheless, the effects on the shape of the network become quite apparent, and affect the parties' rights and obligations as perceived by other organizations; that is, the changes on the network shape affect organizations’ network position. As the process of creation of business solutions evolves, both customer and supplier find themselves interacting with new companies and organisations. This change requires the learning of new norms and rules, and creates opportunities to develop new skills. The introduction of new parties onto the network changes the set of resources and capabilities that the supplier can access and thus make available to their customers. Customers, then, construe the supplier’s network identity differently, eventually more capable than the network identity of competitors, which may create and lead to sustained competitive advantage of the supplier. To conclude, this paper portrays how the network identity changes as a consequence of the parties’ interaction in creating and developing business solutions.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123385 (URN)
Conference
IMP-conference in Kolding, Denmark in 2015
Available from: 2015-12-15 Created: 2015-12-15 Last updated: 2015-12-23
Maley, J. F., Kowalkowski, C., Brege, S. & Biggemann, S. (2015). Outsourcing Maintenance in Complex Process Industries: Managing Firm Capabilities in Lock-in Effect. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 27(5), 801-825
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outsourcing Maintenance in Complex Process Industries: Managing Firm Capabilities in Lock-in Effect
2015 (English)In: Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, ISSN 1355-5855, E-ISSN 1758-4248, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 801-825Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The aim of the article is to analyze the rationale for choice of suppliers and the influence these decisions have on the firm’s capabilities.

Design/methodology/approach

We examine the choice of in-house operations versus buying maintenance in the Swedish mining industry through a qualitative case study approach.

Findings

The findings reveal a strong tendency to outsource maintenance.

Research limitations/implications

This in turn has a strong influence on the firm’s capabilities and long-term competitive advantage and sustainability.

Practical implications

Based on the empirical findings, we comment on the strength and weaknesses of the different outsourcing and attempt to find practical solutions that assist the firm in creating competitive advantage.

Originality/value

The unique contribution of this study is that it extends prior firm capabilities studies by investigating the impact of capability loss specifically in complex, intricate maintenance processes in a dynamic industry.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121801 (URN)10.1108/APJML-02-2015-0018 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-10-07 Created: 2015-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Dadfar, H., Dahlgaard, J. J., Afazeli, S. & Brege, S. (2015). Quality, export and domestic market performance: the case of pharmaceutical firms in Iran. Total quality management and business excellence (Online), 26(9-10), 938-957
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quality, export and domestic market performance: the case of pharmaceutical firms in Iran
2015 (English)In: Total quality management and business excellence (Online), ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371, Vol. 26, no 9-10, p. 938-957Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines the relationship between export involvement/performance and domestic market performance of pharmaceutical enterprises in Iran, an area which has remained largely unresearched. The study seeks to address the following three research objectives: first, to assess the export performance of Iranian pharmaceutical companies; second, to assess the performance of Iranian pharmaceutical companies in the domestic market; and third, to examine the relationship between export involvement/performance and domestic market performance. Although existing literature claims that local performance (rivalry) leads to export performance, this study reveals that in the Iranian pharmaceutical industry, export involvement and performance enhance local market performance. The study provides empirical evidence on the relationship between export performance and domestic market performance, and adds depth to the understanding of the reasons why the traditional views did not explain the situation. A comprehensive literature review was used to build our conceptual and analytical framework upon the Export Performance (EXPERF) model for export performance evaluation. The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model and assessment indicators of Innovativeness, Learning and Lean indices were used for measuring domestic performance. By using clustering, six clusters of similar companies were identified and the centroids of the six clusters chosen to verify the relationship between export performance and domestic performance. Correlation analyses confirmed that there was a significant positive relation between export performance and domestic performance. This means that export performance results in better domestic performance, and vice versa.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR and FRANCIS LTD, 2015
Keywords
export performance; EXPERF; domestic market performance; EFQM Excellence Model; self-assessment; ILL index; Iranian pharmaceutical industry
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122201 (URN)10.1080/14783363.2015.1068593 (DOI)000362175300002 ()
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-23 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Ebadzadeh Semnani, S. S., Dadfar, H. & Brege, S. (2015). The role of export clusters in export performance of SMEs: the case of Iranian energy industry. Quality Innovation Prosperity, 19(2), 137-160
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of export clusters in export performance of SMEs: the case of Iranian energy industry
2015 (English)In: Quality Innovation Prosperity, ISSN 1335-1745, E-ISSN 1338-984X, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 137-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study was carried out with the aim of exploring the effects of export clusters formation on export performance of SMEs in Iranian energy industry. 

Methodology/Approach: The study was undertaken through having three case studies, each on a different export cluster currently active within Iranian energy industry. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews with both managers and members of each export cluster as well as study of their archival documents.  

Findings: The results confirmed that all three export clusters managed to successfully identify their members’ needs and undertook certain measures within their own authority and control, to mitigate these risks. Moreover, the secondary data showed positive growth rate of export level after the establishment of these export clusters. Interestingly, the strong suits of all three export clusters were mainly related to communication and relationship aspects. These three factors were: ability to create Informal Network within members, Public Relations and Training/Consultation.  

Research Limitation/implication: This study was limited to the export clusters in Iranian energy industry, and on a cross-sectional time horizon basis. It therefore cannot be generalized to all industries and we might witness certain changes in findings if the study is undertaken at different point in time. However, the study shed light on certain important aspects such as nature of relationships within the members of each cluster, the role of trust management and social power as well as the need to place more focus on SMEs in export clusters. 

Originality/Value of paper: Even though there are recently many studies on the concept of export clusters and their positive impacts on the growth in export of various countries throughout the world; but so far, there had been no similar study undertaken with a focus on Iran and not enough empirical evidence had previously been provided on export clusters performance in a developing country.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copyright: Technical University of Kosice, 2015
Keywords
Export cluster performance, Internal relationships, Internationalization of SMEs, Trust management
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126614 (URN)10.12776/QIP.V19I2.612 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-03-31 Created: 2016-03-31 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Lindskog, H., Brege, S. & Brehmer, P.-O. (2014). Importance of time divide for e-democracy. In: : . Paper presented at Systems and Operational Research – BOS 2014. 24th – 26th September 2014, Warsaw, Poland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Importance of time divide for e-democracy
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

E(lectronic)-democracy has the potential to promote democracy through the usage of Information Communication Technology (ICT), especially for direct democracy via increased citizen participation.

The paper discusses one aspect of rising importance and should be taken into consideration while discussing e-democracy, namely, time divide or the division into time-rich and time-poor. This division can become more visible and important in the longer perspective than today’s existing digital divide or illiteracy of using Internet.

This is an exploratory paper and the subject will need more investigation in order to compare the situation in different countries and under longer time periods.

Keywords
e-democracy, ICT, time-rich and time-poor, time divide
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125734 (URN)
Conference
Systems and Operational Research – BOS 2014. 24th – 26th September 2014, Warsaw, Poland
Available from: 2016-03-02 Created: 2016-03-02 Last updated: 2016-03-14
Dadfar, H., Dahlgaard, J. J., Brege, S. & Javadian Arzaghi, B. (2014). International strategic alliances in the Iranian pharmaceutical industry: an analysis of key success and failure factors. Paper presented at 16th Conference on Quality Management and Organizational Development (QMOD); SLOVENIA; SEP 04-06, 2013. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 25(7-8), 812-826
Open this publication in new window or tab >>International strategic alliances in the Iranian pharmaceutical industry: an analysis of key success and failure factors
2014 (English)In: Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371, Vol. 25, no 7-8, p. 812-826Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to identify key success/failure factors in international strategicalliances (ISAs) in the Iranian pharmaceutical industry, an area which has remainedlargely unexamined. The literature review, and an expert panel’s views, led us tostudy 33 success factors. These factors, based upon their importance in strategic andstructural configuration of the alliance formation process, were grouped as contentand process-oriented. A combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches wasused for data collection and analysis. The results confirmed that all 33 factors areeffective in alliance success, which is an extension of earlier research. The studyreveals 8 of the most important success factors, and 11 of the most prevalent failurefactors. The findings also showed that six of the eight most important success factorsare process-oriented variables. This confirms that trust, mutual understanding anddeveloping strong inter-organisational relationships are extremely important in thesuccess of alliances in the Iranian Pharmaceutical industry. However, 8 of 11 failurefactors are content-oriented, which means that the failed alliances mainly hadproblems in the alliances’ strategic and structural design. The qualitative studysupports the quantitative results and adds to the high importance of the soft aspect ofthe alliances’ success including: the culture of collaboration, open-mindedness,relationship-building ability, parties’ proper knowledge of each other’s businessculture/working attitudes, and effective communication. Besides, in Iran, the localgovernment and public institutes have significant impact on the success of thealliances. One of the more significant findings that emerged from this study is that‘success’ can mean different things to different people/partners, so success andfailure should be seen from both parties’ perspectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2014
Keywords
inter-firm collaboration; international strategic alliances; key success and failure factors in strategic alliances; success/failure situations; pharmaceutical industry
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106460 (URN)10.1080/14783363.2014.906109 (DOI)000340174600009 ()
Conference
16th Conference on Quality Management and Organizational Development (QMOD); SLOVENIA; SEP 04-06, 2013
Available from: 2014-05-08 Created: 2014-05-08 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Nordigården, D., Rehme, J., Brege, S., Chicksand, D. & Walker, H. (2014). Outsourcing Decisions: The Case of Parallel Production. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 34(8), 974-1002
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outsourcing Decisions: The Case of Parallel Production
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2014 (English)In: International Journal of Operations & Production Management, ISSN 0144-3577, E-ISSN 1758-6593, Vol. 34, no 8, p. 974-1002Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate an underexplored aspect of outsourcing involving a mixed strategy in which parallel production is continued in-house at the same time as outsourcing occurs.Design/methodology/approach - The study applied a multiple case study approach and drew on qualitative data collected through in-depth interviews with wood product manufacturing companies.Findings - The paper posits that there should be a variety of mixed strategies between the two governance forms of "make" or "buy." In order to address how companies should consider the extent to which they outsource, the analysis was structured around two ends of a continuum: in-house dominance or outsourcing dominance. With an in-house-dominant strategy, outsourcing complements an organization's own production to optimize capacity utilization and outsource less cost-efficient production, or is used as a tool to learn how to outsource. With an outsourcing-dominant strategy, in-house production helps maintain complementary competencies and avoids lock-in risk.Research limitations/implications - This paper takes initial steps toward an exploration of different mixed strategies. Additional research is required to understand the costs of different mixed strategies compared with insourcing and outsourcing, and to study parallel production from a supplier viewpoint.Practical implications - This paper suggests that managers should think twice before rushing to a "me too" outsourcing strategy in which in-house capacities are completely closed. It is important to take a dynamic view of outsourcing that maintains a mixed strategy as an option, particularly in situations that involve an underdeveloped supplier market and/or as a way to develop resources over the long term.Originality/value - The concept of combining both "make" and "buy" is not new. However, little if any research has focussed explicitly on exploring the variety of different types of mixed strategies that exist on the continuum between insourcing and outsourcing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014
Keywords
Outsourcing; Concurrent sourcing; Insourcing; Mixed strategy; Parallel production; Taper integration
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96389 (URN)10.1108/IJOPM-06-2012-0230 (DOI)000341871200001 ()
Available from: 2013-08-16 Created: 2013-08-16 Last updated: 2017-12-06
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