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Eriksson, D., Hilletofth, P., Svensson, G. & Bengtsson, L. (2018). Exploring opportunities for moral disengagement in codes of conduct from the textile industry. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring opportunities for moral disengagement in codes of conduct from the textile industry
2018 (English)In: World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), ISSN 1749-4729, E-ISSN 1749-4737Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26380 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-26 Created: 2018-03-26 Last updated: 2018-04-13Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, L., Berggren, C. & Solmaz Karabag, F. (2018). Innovativa konkurrenter från tillväxtekonomier: vad gör svenska företag?. MGMT of Innovation and Technology, 1, 10-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovativa konkurrenter från tillväxtekonomier: vad gör svenska företag?
2018 (Swedish)In: MGMT of Innovation and Technology, Vol. 1, p. 10-11Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Konkurrensen från tillväxtekonomier handlar inte längre om lågkostnadsproduktion. I Kina, Turkiet och Brasilien har många företag utvecklat förmågor till både innovativ och snabb produktframtagning. Vad karaktäriserar dessa företag? Och vad kan svenska företag göra för att hantera de nya utmaningarna och möjligheterna?

National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26262 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-22 Created: 2018-03-22 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
von Haartman, R. & Bengtsson, L. (2018). Sustainable global purchasing: assessing the relative impact of sustainability goals and programmes. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 19(2), 169-188
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable global purchasing: assessing the relative impact of sustainability goals and programmes
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Business Performance Management, ISSN 1368-4892, E-ISSN 1741-5039, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 169-188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Global purchasing and offshoring are established strategic means for lowering costs and improving competitiveness. However, firms purchasing globally have also been accused of committing, supporting or just turning a blind eye to a number of environmental and social misdemeanours, such as disregard for environmental regulation, poor working conditions and corruption. The purpose of this paper is to provide quantitative evidence, based on a large scale survey, on how global purchasing actually impacts sustainability performance. The paper finds that there are no significant differences in sustainability performance between firms purchasing globally and firms purchasing regionally. However, firms purchasing globally are significantly more likely to fulfil their sustainability goals compared to firms purchasing regionally. Moreover, only firms that purchase globally show a significant impact of sustainability programmes on supplier sustainability compliance. Global purchasing can thus aid in social and environmental responsibility if it is accompanied by ambitious sustainability targets and sustainability programmes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2018
Keyword
global purchasing, global sourcing, sustainable supply chain management, sustainability performance, sustainable sourcing, corporate social responsibility, environmental responsibility, supplier compliance
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22196 (URN)10.1504/IJBPM.2018.090689 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-08-08 Created: 2016-08-08 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, L., Bengtsson, L. & Kaulio, M. (2017). A model for outsourcing and governing of maintenance within the process industry. Operations Management Research, 10(1), 20-32
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A model for outsourcing and governing of maintenance within the process industry
2017 (English)In: Operations Management Research, ISSN 1936-9735, E-ISSN 1936-9743, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 20-32Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many industrial firms motivate structural changes by an increased focus on core activities and reduced ownership of non-core activities. However, classifying maintenance activities as either core or non-core can be difficult, since maintenance is a support function strongly linked to the production core within a manufacturing firm. Based on a multiple case study that included four buying firms and four suppliers within the process industry, this paper investigates how the relative capabilities of the firms affect the governance decision about maintenance outsourcing. A conceptual framework built on a distinction between core-close and core-distant maintenance and between different maintenance capabilities is presented. The subsequent empirical analysis illustrates how the developed framework can be used for both analyzing and guiding firms’ decisions about outsourcing and governance regarding maintenance.

Keyword
Maintenance, Governance, Outsourcing, Firm capabilities, Process industry
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22695 (URN)10.1007/s12063-016-0121-0 (DOI)000400387000003 ()2-s2.0-84995785316 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-11-04 Created: 2016-11-04 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Kaltenbrunner, M., Bengtsson, L., Mathiassen, S. E. & Engström, M. (2017). A questionnaire measuring staff perceptions of Lean adoption in healthcare: development and psychometric testing. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), Article ID 235.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A questionnaire measuring staff perceptions of Lean adoption in healthcare: development and psychometric testing
2017 (English)In: BMC Health Services Research, ISSN 1472-6963, E-ISSN 1472-6963, Vol. 17, no 1, article id 235Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND:

During the past decade, the concept of Lean has spread rapidly within the healthcare sector, but there is a lack of instruments that can measure staff's perceptions of Lean adoption. Thus, the aim of the present study was to develop a questionnaire measuring Lean in healthcare, based on Liker's description of Lean, by adapting an existing instrument developed for the service sector.

METHODS:

A mixed-method design was used. Initially, items from the service sector instrument were categorized according to Liker's 14 principles describing Lean within four domains: philosophy, processes, people and partners and problem-solving. Items were lacking for three of Liker's principles and were therefore developed de novo. Think-aloud interviews were conducted with 12 healthcare staff from different professions to contextualize and examine the face validity of the questionnaire prototype. Thereafter, the adjusted questionnaire's psychometric properties were assessed on the basis of a cross-sectional survey among 386 staff working in primary care.

RESULTS:

The think-aloud interviews led to adjustments in the questionnaire to better suit a healthcare context, and the number of items was reduced. Confirmatory factor analysis of the adjusted questionnaire showed a generally acceptable correspondence with Liker's description of Lean. Internal consistency, measured using Cronbach's alpha, for the factors in Liker's description of Lean was 0.60 for the factor people and partners, and over 0.70 for the three other factors. Test-retest reliability measured by the intra-class correlation coefficient ranged from 0.77 to 0.88 for the four factors.

CONCLUSIONS:

We designed a questionnaire capturing staff's perceptions of Lean adoption in healthcare on the basis of Liker's description. This Lean in Healthcare Questionnaire (LiHcQ) showed generally acceptable psychometric properties, which supports its usability for measuring Lean adoption in healthcare. We suggest that further research focus on verifying the usability of LiHcQ in other healthcare settings, and on adjusting the instrument if needed.

Keyword
service sector, health care sector, Lean maturity, instrument development, survey
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22027 (URN)10.1186/s12913-017-2163-x (DOI)000397166800002 ()28340573 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85016132981 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Lean
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Agostini, L., Bengtsson, L., Lazzarotti, V., Manzini, R., Nosella, A., Pellegrini, L. & Stefan, I. (2017). Combining an external with an internal perspective on open innovation with scientific partners and patenting. In: 18th International CINet Conference: Digitalization and innovation: designing the organization of the future. Paper presented at 18th International CINet Conference, 10-12 September 2017, Potsdam, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Combining an external with an internal perspective on open innovation with scientific partners and patenting
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2017 (English)In: 18th International CINet Conference: Digitalization and innovation: designing the organization of the future, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24796 (URN)978-90-77360-20-0 (ISBN)
Conference
18th International CINet Conference, 10-12 September 2017, Potsdam, Germany
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Available from: 2017-08-07 Created: 2017-08-07 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, I.-L. & Bengtsson, L. (2017). Developing system supplier capability by integrating knowledge with customers. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing system supplier capability by integrating knowledge with customers
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, ISSN 1742-7967, E-ISSN 1742-7975Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24687 (URN)
Available from: 2017-07-07 Created: 2017-07-07 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Agostini, L., Bengtsson, L., Lazzarotti, V., Manzini, R., Nosella, A. & Stefan, I. (2017). Open innovation with scientific partners and patenting: the moderating role of the internal context for innovation. In: Proceedings of IFKAD 2017: Knowledge Management in the 21st Century: Resilience, Creativity and Co-creation. Paper presented at IFKAD 2017, 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, 7-9 June 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Open innovation with scientific partners and patenting: the moderating role of the internal context for innovation
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2017 (English)In: Proceedings of IFKAD 2017: Knowledge Management in the 21st Century: Resilience, Creativity and Co-creation, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23920 (URN)
Conference
IFKAD 2017, 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, 7-9 June 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia
Note

Online proceedings available for participants only (login)

Available from: 2017-04-27 Created: 2017-04-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Lazzarotti, V., Bengtsson, L., Manzini, R., Pellegrini, L. & Pierluigi, R. (2017). Openness and innovation performance: an empirical analysis of openness determinants and performance mediators. European Journal of Innovation Management, 20(3), 463-492
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Openness and innovation performance: an empirical analysis of openness determinants and performance mediators
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2017 (English)In: European Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1460-1060, E-ISSN 1758-7115, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 463-492Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose Focusing on some relevant constructs defined by the open innovation (OI) literature (i.e. determinants of openness; openness choices operationalized in terms of collaboration depth with scientific and business partners; organizational and social context; innovation performance in terms of novelty and efficiency), this paper investigates the relationships among such constructs. More specifically, the purpose of this paper is to empirically analyse two types of relationships: between some contextual factors and firms’ openness choices; and among openness choices, a set of organizational-managerial and social factors, and OI performance outcomes.

Design/methodology/approach The authors carried out a theory testing survey, involving four European countries (Finland, Italy, Sweden and the UK). The authors applied descriptive statistics and a series of regressions.

Findings The authors analysed the impact exerted by external and internal variables on the collaboration depth with scientific and business partners: technological trends are relevant to move firms towards external collaborations, with both types of partners; efficiency goals pursued in collaborations are related to the collaboration depth with both types of partners, while an aggressive innovation strategy is positively related only to scientific-partner depth. Besides, collaboration depths with both partners are positively related to the both sides of innovation performance (i.e. novelty and efficiency), but the organizational-managerial and social contexts emerge as relevant mediator variables. Organizational-managerial and external relational social capital exert a beneficial role on the both types of innovation performance, while internal relational social capital benefits only novelty.

Research limitations/implications The work shows important limitations such as the low level of the explanatory values in the regression models. Therefore, the results must be considered as preliminary explorative insights that may be useful to encourage further studies.

Practical implications This work serves to raise managers’ awareness on the opportunity of developing organizational-managerial mechanisms, as well as on the importance of social capital to profit from collaborations.

Originality/value Although during the last decade many researchers have claimed that we are in the era of OI, empirical works, which provide both a more comprehensive and detailed understanding of the phenomenon, are still few. Moreover, the specific action of the context (managerial, organizational and social) as possible mediator of the performance outcomes of openness is empirically under-studied. The authors’ work attempts to fulfil these gaps.

Keyword
Collaboration depth, Innovation performance, Openness determinants, Organizational-managerial and social context, Partner type
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23655 (URN)10.1108/EJIM-06-2016-0061 (DOI)000411500600007 ()2-s2.0-85022002276 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-02-19 Created: 2017-02-19 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, L., Wang, W. & Stefan, I. (2017). Rapid innovation processes in Chinese firms. In: 18th International CINet Conference: Digitalization and innovation: designing the organization of the future. Paper presented at 18th International CINet Conference, 10-12 September 2017, Potsdam, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rapid innovation processes in Chinese firms
2017 (English)In: 18th International CINet Conference: Digitalization and innovation: designing the organization of the future, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24795 (URN)978-90-77360-20-0 (ISBN)
Conference
18th International CINet Conference, 10-12 September 2017, Potsdam, Germany
Note

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Available from: 2017-08-07 Created: 2017-08-07 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
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