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Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Anna
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Grundström, C., Sjöström, R. & Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. (2014). Effect of Inbound OI on Performance in Manufacturing SMEs. In: Huizingh, K.R.E, Conn, S. Torkkeli, M. and Bitran, I. (Ed.), Proceedings Of ISPIM Conferences: . Paper presented at The XXV ISPIM Conference 2014 Dublin, Ireland - 8-11 June 2014. , 25.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effect of Inbound OI on Performance in Manufacturing SMEs
2014 (English)In: Proceedings Of ISPIM Conferences / [ed] Huizingh, K.R.E, Conn, S. Torkkeli, M. and Bitran, I., 2014, Vol. 25Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

With many manufacturing SMEs underperforming, the purpose of this paper is to evaluate which aspects of Open Innovation (OI) are applied and how these affect the performance of manufacturing SMEs. Using a set of 132 Swedish manufacturing SMEs, internal and external aspects affecting OI application were evaluated with regard how they affect OI performance. Two clusters were identified. One cluster had higher values on all variables except from supporting organizational structures, where the other group had the higher value. However, the variable with the strongest differentiating impact was by far strategic orientation. There was no significant difference in financial performance between the two clusters but several significant differences could be established regarding innovation performance measurements. 

Keyword
Manufacturing SMEs, Open innovation, performance, supporting management, internal, external, openness, strategic orientation
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123349 (URN)978-952-265-591-2 (ISBN)
Conference
The XXV ISPIM Conference 2014 Dublin, Ireland - 8-11 June 2014
Available from: 2015-12-11 Created: 2015-12-11 Last updated: 2015-12-18
Grundström, C., Sjöström, R. & Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. (2013). Manufacturing Smes And Open Innovation - Findings From Sweden. In: Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 2013: Innovation In the Asian Century. Paper presented at 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 8-11 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Manufacturing Smes And Open Innovation - Findings From Sweden
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 2013: Innovation In the Asian Century, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The knowledge on manufacturing SMEs and Open Innovation (OI) is limited and therefore, this article describes and evaluates how manufacturing SMEs apply and benefit from OI. Based on a survey and additional financial data, 151 Swedish manufacturing SMEs were evaluated with regard to variables concerning OI application and financial performance. The conclusions are that SMEs are very open to and want to learn from new ideas outside of the firm, however mainly applying inbound OI activities. Medium-sized firms use innovation collaboration more and are less reluctant to IP appropriability regimes. Being part of a larger organization may help SMEs use patents and trademarks. Significant relationships were established between OI variables and firms with the highest and the lowest profitability. These had a common core labelled "aiming at maintaining technology leadership". Finally, no connection between applying OI activities and firm profitability could be established.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106555 (URN)978-952-265-423-6 (ISBN)
Conference
6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 8-11 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia
Available from: 2014-05-11 Created: 2014-05-11 Last updated: 2014-05-21
Zhang, Y., Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. & Grundström, C. (2013). Timing in smaller firms' internationalization process toward emerging markets (China focus). In: Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Academy of Management conference (NFF 2013), 2013: On Practice and Knowledge Eruptions. Paper presented at 22nd Nordic Academy of Management conference (NFF 2013), Reykjavik, Island, 21-23 August 2013. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Timing in smaller firms' internationalization process toward emerging markets (China focus)
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Academy of Management conference (NFF 2013), 2013: On Practice and Knowledge Eruptions, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

1. Study objective:To get a better understanding on how an interaction between small firms’ managerial intentions, competences, embedded networks and firms’ perceived opportunities from industrial and institutional environments formstheir internationalization pathway over the time.

2. A brief statement of method:Four longitudinal in-depth case studies were selected from 293 respondents to a survey in 2010 on SwedishSMEs’ China business experience and interest.

• Chosen cases are contrast in their previous interna-tional business experience and traits of product/ service offerings.

• The study uses a mixed method to collect primary data and the data are collected several rounds along tar-get market entry process.

3. A summary of results:In a case of small service firm without pre-international business, influences from domestic intermediate actors in professional networks play a big role in firm’s opportuni- ties discovery process.

Other cases show that an iterative learning process in emerging market entry. However, the opportunities searching process is triggered by internal motivations such as growth.

The study captures small firms changing managerial attentions under stimulations from external environment and internal motivations. The study shows that interac- tion between small firms’ internal means (resources) and attitude, and firms’ external environment plays a majorrole in forming a dynamic process of internationalization.

4. The conclusionsThe pattern of smaller firms’ internationalization processis dynamic and non-linear.In an exploration phase of internationalization pro-cess, external stimulators might impact a direction interms of market selection and entry mode.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reykjavik, Iceland: , 2013
Series
Nordic Academy of Management, ISSN 2298-3112
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95244 (URN)
Conference
22nd Nordic Academy of Management conference (NFF 2013), Reykjavik, Island, 21-23 August 2013
Note

Research was mainly supported by  BENCH project (2010-2013) in EU funded Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme

Available from: 2013-07-03 Created: 2013-07-03 Last updated: 2015-07-03
Sakao, T., Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. & Ölundh Sandström, G. (2013). Uncovering benefits and risks of integrated product service offerings: Using a case of technology encapsulation. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 22(4), 421-439.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Uncovering benefits and risks of integrated product service offerings: Using a case of technology encapsulation
2013 (English)In: Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, ISSN 1004-3756, Vol. 22, no 4, 421-439 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this article is to uncover benefits and risks of Integrated Product Service Offering (IPSO) in a systematic manner. To do so, it adopts an explorative longitudinal in-depth case study (development of an IPSO based on a new technology) and adds insights to the existing literature. The article first proposes a theoretical and generic framework termed the PCP (Provider — Customer — Product) triangle with associated information flow and uncertainty. Second, various types of benefits and risks are presented based on the framework. Among others, the benefit of keeping IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) with the provider and the risk of regulation change are new findings from the case study. In addition, the case study reveals that IPSO is regarded as a positive contributor to innovation. Applying the framework and classification of benefits and risks as norms to other cases has yet to be done for verification. However, the framework contributes scientifically to a better understanding of the benefits and risks of IPSO. In addition, this framework is advantageous with its easiness to understand, which contributes practically to the dissemination of IPSO insight to industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2013
Keyword
Product/Service System (PSS), new technology, Intellectual Property Right (IPR), time to market, innovation, uncertainty
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102429 (URN)10.1007/s11518-013-5233-6 (DOI)000329096600003 ()
Projects
Management of Innovation Processes for Business Driven Networks
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2013-12-10 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2015-06-02Bibliographically approved
Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A., Sjöström, R., Uddenberg, A. & Brege, S. (2012). Evaluating innovation aspects for rapid growth in SMEs. In: Ian Bitran (Ed.), Proceedings of the XXIII ISPIM Conference: “Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience”. Paper presented at The 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: “Managing Innovation for sustained productivity”, Wellington, Nov 29-Dec 2.. ISPIM.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluating innovation aspects for rapid growth in SMEs
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the XXIII ISPIM Conference: “Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience” / [ed] Ian Bitran, ISPIM , 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The importance of fast-growing companies, so-called gazelles, for

the creation of jobs and wealth in society is undisputed (e.g. Birch 1981). Less

is known about how a firm can become – and stay – a gazelle. While

innovation is often pointed out as a key to successful business development, the

relationship between investments in innovation and R&D activities and

profitable long-term growth is still unclear. The aim of this paper is to evaluate

the importance of innovation aspects for rapid growth in small and mediumsized

enterprises, SMEs. Empirically, it is based on an initiative to enhance fast

growth in SMEs in a region in Sweden. Early results from analyzing 39 cases

indicate that innovation factors distinguish fast-growing companies from lowgrowing

ones.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISPIM, 2012
Keyword
Innovation; SMEs; rapid growth
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81091 (URN)
Conference
The 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: “Managing Innovation for sustained productivity”, Wellington, Nov 29-Dec 2.
Available from: 2012-09-07 Created: 2012-09-07 Last updated: 2012-09-13
Grundström, C., Öberg, C. & Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. (2012). Family-owned manufacturing SMEs and innovativeness: A comparison between within-family successions and external takeovers. The Journal of Family Business Strategy, 3(3), 162-173.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family-owned manufacturing SMEs and innovativeness: A comparison between within-family successions and external takeovers
2012 (English)In: The Journal of Family Business Strategy, ISSN 1877-8585, E-ISSN 1877-8593, Vol. 3, no 3, 162-173 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to compare within-family successions and external-party takeovers in family-owned manufacturing SMEs to determine potential differences in how they are perceived and managed. This paper focuses on two long-term aspects of family businesses – their succession and their ability to innovate – defining innovativeness as an aspect of organisational culture. Based on ten case studies, the paper concludes that the values related to a firm’s context, influenced by the divesting party as well as by the choice of successor, create inertia, to the extent that only minor changes in innovation orientation are possible. External owners may focus to a greater extent on growth and new ways of innovating, while family-succeeded firms diversify so as not to abandon previous businesses. Intermediating factors, such as customer involvement, type of SME, and the acquirers’ motives, influence the innovative organisational culture and create explanatory links to innovation intensity and methodologies of innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012
Keyword
Succession, family business, SME, Innovativeness, Manufacturing, Acquisition
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81475 (URN)10.1016/j.jfbs.2012.07.001 (DOI)000209272700004 ()
Projects
CAM
Available from: 2012-09-17 Created: 2012-09-17 Last updated: 2017-12-07
Grundström, C., Sjöström, R., Uddenberg, A. & Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. (2012). Fast-growing SMEs and the Role of Innovation. International Journal of Innovation Management, 16(3), 1240003-1-1240003-19.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fast-growing SMEs and the Role of Innovation
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877, Vol. 16, no 3, 1240003-1-1240003-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In a study of 409 Swedish SMEs, the difference between the highest growing, which can be characterized as gazelles, and the lowest growing companies were examined regarding performance change over a four year period and what contributed to the growth from an innovation perspective. It was concluded that, besides growing, the highest growing companies also showed high profitability,increased number of employees, and significantly higher markets shares locally, nationally and internationally than the lowest growing companies. Several traits were found to contribute to this. The highest growing companies had a significantly higher portion of new products as part of the turnover during the four years studied and they perceived themselves as differentiating from their competitors concerning: (1) offering better products, (2) understanding customer needs better, (3) having a higher pace or being more agile, and (4) keeping costs down. They also found it more important to take risks, reinvest any profit, and to focus on growth than the lowest growing companies, and this regardless of industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Imperial College Press, 2012
Keyword
Gazelles, innovation, SMEs, market share growth, perceived competitive advantages, risk-taking
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78495 (URN)10.1142/S1363919612400038 (DOI)
Projects
Framtidsföretag
Available from: 2012-08-08 Created: 2012-06-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07
Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A., Demir, R. & Walldius, Å. (2011). A reflection on openness in collaborative product development. In: Proceedings of the 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: Managing Innovation for Sustained Productivity: Creating Advantage and Resilience. Paper presented at The 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: Managing Innovation for Sustained Productivity: Creating Advantage andResilience, Wellington, Nov 29-Dec 2.. ISPIM.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A reflection on openness in collaborative product development
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: Managing Innovation for Sustained Productivity: Creating Advantage and Resilience, ISPIM , 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an in-depth case study from a development project in the bank sector. The findings have implications for companies that consider openness in their innovation activities. A large company that wishes to involve suppliers, partners, customers and end-users need to be prepared organizationally, with e.g., motivated individuals, and allocated budgets. This applies regardless company size, but, the study indicates that a smaller firm can more easily involve end-users, and can take advantage of its (built-in) proximity and flexibility towards customers. By knowing more and by planning for openness in a product development project, the expectations of involved parties can more easily be met. The indepth case study illustrates that openness in innovation takes time, and requires efforts, and should not be undertaken unless the company is well prepared for it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISPIM, 2011
Keyword
Open innovation; user-driven innovation; bank IT systems; business development; SME involvement; users centered design; agile development
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81092 (URN)
Conference
The 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: Managing Innovation for Sustained Productivity: Creating Advantage andResilience, Wellington, Nov 29-Dec 2.
Projects
Business Navigator
Funder
Vinnova, 2007-00032
Available from: 2012-09-27 Created: 2012-09-07 Last updated: 2012-09-27Bibliographically approved
Uddenberg, A., Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. & Almesåker, G. (2011). Explanatory Factors for Small Firms’ Sustainable Growth: Developing an Assessment Model for Established SMEs. In: Proceedings of ICSB Conference 2011: "Back to the Future: Changes in Persepectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation". Paper presented at ICSB Stockholm, June 15-18, 2011. ICSB.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Explanatory Factors for Small Firms’ Sustainable Growth: Developing an Assessment Model for Established SMEs
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of ICSB Conference 2011: "Back to the Future: Changes in Persepectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation", ICSB , 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates factors that can explain sustainable growth in established

small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Deducted from previous research,

tentative explanatory factors serve as a base for constructing a model for assessment

of an SME’s growth potential. Applying the assessment model on 154 companies did

not result in a clear pattern of factors that are most important for long-term profitable

business development and growth, but showed important overall differences between

financially strong companies and weaker ones. These results can be a base for further

refinement of factors that should be taken into account for sustainable growth in

SMEs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ICSB, 2011
Keyword
SME; growth; assessment model
National Category
Business Administration Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81133 (URN)978-0-9819028-3-8 (ISBN)0-9819028-3-9 (ISBN)
Conference
ICSB Stockholm, June 15-18, 2011
Available from: 2012-09-27 Created: 2012-09-07 Last updated: 2013-12-03Bibliographically approved
Zhang, Y., Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. & Holmström, M. (2011). Small Firms’ Business with China – Perceived Challenges and Opportunities. In: Proceedings of the 56th ICSB world conference: Back to the Future -- Changes in Persepectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation: . Paper presented at The 56th ICSB world conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-18, 2011. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Small Firms’ Business with China – Perceived Challenges and Opportunities
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 56th ICSB world conference: Back to the Future -- Changes in Persepectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2011Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Economics Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95441 (URN)978-0-9819028-3-8 (ISBN)0-9819028-3-9 (ISBN)
Conference
The 56th ICSB world conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-18, 2011
Projects
BENCH project (2010-2013) in EU funded Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme
Available from: 2013-07-03 Created: 2013-07-03 Last updated: 2015-08-22
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