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Eriksson, Lars Torsten
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Eriksson, L. T. (2017). Kritiskt tänkande: en introduktion. SNH - samverkan för nätbaserad högskoleutbildning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kritiskt tänkande: en introduktion
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SNH - samverkan för nätbaserad högskoleutbildning, 2017. p. [42]
National Category
Economics and Business Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23886 (URN)978-91-7773-003-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-04-18 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L. T. & Hallén, L. (2015). Social Capital, Individuality and Identity. In: : . Paper presented at 31st IMP Conference, 27-29 August 2015, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Capital, Individuality and Identity
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19586 (URN)
Conference
31st IMP Conference, 27-29 August 2015, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark
Available from: 2015-06-11 Created: 2015-06-11 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L. T. & Hallén, L. (2014). Multidimensional social capital as a boost or a bar to innovativeness. Industrial Marketing Management, 43(3), 460-472
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multidimensional social capital as a boost or a bar to innovativeness
2014 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 43, no 3, p. 460-472Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Innovation does not only demand new ideas, financial resources and knowledge of supplier and user systems, but is also influenced by social capital which has an impact on the innovativeness in business networks. However, social capital is often vague, at times described as a “catch-all notion”. In this paper definitions of social capital are suggested to support the management of innovation in networks. Three dimensions of social capital are ap- plied in a case study of a regional strategic network – the socio-economic, the structural and the actor-oriented dimensions – while focusing on the last one. Data were collected at two points in time, at the start of the regional strategic network in 2004 and at the end of the project in 2010. The application of the concepts and the compar- ison between these two points in time highlight the influence of social capital and how it can hinder or be used to promote innovation processes. 

Keywords
Social capital, Innovation, Bridging, Bonding, Cluster initiatives
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16415 (URN)10.1016/j.indmarman.2013.12.014 (DOI)000337661300012 ()2-s2.0-84900502081 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-03-13 Created: 2014-03-13 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L. T. & Hallén, L. (2012). Effects of social capital on processes in a regional strategic network. Industrial Marketing Management, 41(5), 800-806
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effects of social capital on processes in a regional strategic network
2012 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 41, no 5, p. 800-806Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Understanding the role of social capital is vital for implementing cluster policies as regional strategic networks and cluster initiatives are in fluenced by the local socio-economic context and its social capital. Socialbcapital can create value for companies by closure of the network structure (bonding), which maintains internal mutual trust but bonding can also over-embed companies in their social context, whereas sparse networks that provide links to other parts of relevant business networks (bridging) often provide greater innovation benefits. We provide a conceptual framework applied to a case study of a Swedish regional strategic network, and examples mostly of positive effects of bridging social capital and negative effects of the bonding form are identified. This is interpreted against the background of the regional dependenceoriented culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012
Keywords
Social capital, Bridging, Bonding, Regional strategic networks, Cluster initiatives
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12837 (URN)10.1016/j.indmarman.2012.06.007 (DOI)000309643800010 ()2-s2.0-84865959702 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-09-11 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L. T. & Hallén, L. (2012). Multidimensional Social Capital as a Boost or a Bar to Innovation. In: Chiara Cantu, Daniela Corsaro, Annalisa Tunisini (Ed.), Combining the social and technological aspects of innovation:  Relationships and Networks. Paper presented at 28th Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multidimensional Social Capital as a Boost or a Bar to Innovation
2012 (English)In: Combining the social and technological aspects of innovation:  Relationships and Networks / [ed] Chiara Cantu, Daniela Corsaro, Annalisa Tunisini, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Innovation does not only demand new ideas, financial resources, and knowledge of supplier and user systems, but also social capital. Social capital facilitates interaction in business networks. However, social capital is often vague, at times described as a “catch-all notion”.  In this paper an operational definition of social capital is suggested to enable network management of business innovations. Three underpinning dimensions of social capital are empirically tested in a regional strategic network – the socio-economic, the network and the actor-oriented dimensions with a focus on the latter one. Empirical case data were collected in 2004 and 2010. The application of the concepts and the comparisons between these two points in time enhance understanding of how social capital can be used to promote innovation processes.

Keywords
social capital, innovation, bridging, bonding, socio-economic, network, actor-oriented dimension
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12838 (URN)
Conference
28th Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Conference
Available from: 2012-09-12 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L. T. & Hallén, L. (2012). Three dimensions of social capital within technological cooperation. Paper presented at 1st Innovation in Business Networks, Danmark, 22-23 mars.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Three dimensions of social capital within technological cooperation
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Innovation does not only demand new ideas, financial resources, and knowledge of supplier and user systems, but also social capital. Social capital facilitates interaction in business networks. However, social capital is often vague, at times described as a “catch-all notion”.  In this paper an operational definition of social capital is suggested to enable network management of business innovations. Three underpinning dimensions of social capital are empirically tested in a regional strategic network – the socio-economic, the network and the actor-oriented dimensions with a focus on the latter one. Empirical case data were collected at in 2004 and 2010. The application of the concepts and the comparisons between these two points in time enhance understanding of how social capital can be used to promote innovation processes.

Keywords
: social capital, innovation, bridging, bonding, socio-economic, network, actor-oriented dimension
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12839 (URN)
Conference
1st Innovation in Business Networks, Danmark, 22-23 mars
Available from: 2012-09-11 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder Frick, J., Eriksson, L.-T. & Hallén, L. (2011). Bridging and bonding forms of social capital in a regional strategic network. Paper presented at IMP Group Conference on Business Networks - Global, Regional and Local, 2010, Budapest, Hungary. Industrial Marketing Management, 40(6), 994-1003
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bridging and bonding forms of social capital in a regional strategic network
2011 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 40, no 6, p. 994-1003Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on networks emphasizes the importance of bonds between actors. Social reciprocity strengthens network bonds, which is assumed to have positive effects on business relationships between firms. However,the importance of weak ties is also stressed in network research. An important policy issue is therefore if more attention should be devoted to the creation of bridges to other social groups and loosening bonds between network actors. The difficulty in doing so is described and analyzed in this article focusing on a regional strategic network, which is viewed in three network perspectives. Interview data were collected from all participating managers in a regional strategic network in 2004 and 2010. The findings shed light upon the paradox of using a regional strategic network to counteract over-embeddedness and freeing the involved actors from existing network lock-ins instead of further strengthening such social institutions.

Keywords
Social capital; Bridging; Bonding; Regional strategic networks; Dependence-oriented culture
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10487 (URN)10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.06.040 (DOI)000295861700018 ()2-s2.0-80052270790 (Scopus ID)
Conference
IMP Group Conference on Business Networks - Global, Regional and Local, 2010, Budapest, Hungary
Projects
SLIM
Available from: 2011-09-27 Created: 2011-09-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L. T. & Hallén, L. (2011). Negative effects of the bonding and bridging form of social capital in a regional strategic network. In: The 27th IMP conference, 31 Aug 2011-03 Sep 2011; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom: . Paper presented at The 27th IMP conference, 31 Aug 2011-03 Sep 2011; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negative effects of the bonding and bridging form of social capital in a regional strategic network
2011 (English)In: The 27th IMP conference, 31 Aug 2011-03 Sep 2011; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose of the paper and literature addressed

Understanding the local socio-economic context is considered by Koschatzky and Kroll (2007) as a precondition for a well designed regional strategic network (RSN). Social capital is often used in research when analyzing such socio-economic contexts (Adler and Kwon 2002, Westlund 2009), and understanding the function and creation of social capital is therefore vital for implementation of policies on cluster initiatives and RSN.

Adler and Kwon (2002) claim that there are two different ways of creating valuethrough social capital. These approaches are attributed to James Coleman and Ronald Burt, two key contributors within the field. Coleman (1988) claims that closure of the network structure (bonding) facilitates the emergence of effective norms maintainingthe trustworthiness of others. In contrast to Coleman, Burt (1992) does not stress the utility of consistent norms as the main usage of social capital. He argues that a sparse network including few redundant ties (bridging) often provides greater benefits. Social capital may involve norms and trust, but can also serve as a lock-in that isolates from the outside world by over-embedding a network in its own social context (Uzzi 1997, Gargiulo and Benassi 2000, Parra-Requena et al 2009, Molina-Morales and Martínez-Fernández 2009).

Social capital might therefore not only bring positive effects to regional development, as its drawbacks under some circumstances might outweigh the benefits. Slotte-Kock (2009) argues that all network researchers agree that networks of social or business contacts provide both opportunities and constraints.

Main contribution

Molina-Morales and Martínez-Fernández (2009) and Adler and Kwon (2002) claim that there is a lack of empirical research particularly on the negative effects of social capital. The paper adds to the discourse through a case study focusing on the negative influence of social capital on the RSN process.

Research method

Representatives of the 15 companies included in an regional strategic network (RSN) project were all interviewed prior to the formation of the project in 2004 and interviewed again six years later (2010) when the formal network project was about to end. The longitudinal aspect of the RSN process is portrayed.

Research findings

The organizational lock-ins and network over-embeddedness that the bonding form of social capital might impose upon a network is exemplified in the studied RSN. It is also evident that existing social norms dominate the decision process within the studied RSN more than economic rationality. The creation of bridging linkages imposed by the management group resulting in low relevance of shared information.

Keywords
Social capital, bridging, bonding, regional strategic networks, cluster initiatives
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23093 (URN)
Conference
The 27th IMP conference, 31 Aug 2011-03 Sep 2011; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2016-12-16 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L. T. & Hallén, L. (2011). The Impact of Social Capital on Renewal through Cluster Initiatives. In: Esbjörn Segelod, Karin Berglund, Erik Bjurström, Erik Dahlquist, Lars Hallén and Ulf Johanson (Ed.), Studies in Industrial Renewal: Coping with Changing Contexts (pp. 129-146). Västerås: Mälardalen University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Impact of Social Capital on Renewal through Cluster Initiatives
2011 (English)In: Studies in Industrial Renewal: Coping with Changing Contexts / [ed] Esbjörn Segelod, Karin Berglund, Erik Bjurström, Erik Dahlquist, Lars Hallén and Ulf Johanson, Västerås: Mälardalen University , 2011, p. 129-146Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2011
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23100 (URN)978-91-7485-038-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2016-12-16 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L.-T. & Hallén, L. (2010). The Firsam cluster initiative: An attempt at regional business development. In: : . Paper presented at 26th IMP Congress, pecial track on cluster initiatives, networks and regional development, 2nd–4th September 2010, Budapest, Hungary.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Firsam cluster initiative: An attempt at regional business development
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

After a small municipality in Sweden was hit not only by the closure of the major industry in the town but also by the dismantling of the air force base which was another major source of local employment, a strategic network (cluster initiative) was set up involving 15 local companies in order to market their skills and know-how. The purpose was counterbalance the loss of the big employers by strengthening cooperation between local small and middle-sized companies. Based on interviews in 2004 and 2010 the relationships between the member companies are mapped out prior to the formation of the strategic network and five years later. The findings illustrate the difficulty to support cluster building for short term commercial success through a top-down approach, but also that such an initiative may create positive effects on social capital and in the end bring about long-term gains for the community.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23101 (URN)
Conference
26th IMP Congress, pecial track on cluster initiatives, networks and regional development, 2nd–4th September 2010, Budapest, Hungary
Available from: 2011-02-05 Created: 2016-12-16 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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