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Eklinder-Frick, JensORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-7156-5020
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Eklinder-Frick, J., Fremont, V., Åge, L.-J. & Osarenkhoe, A. (2019). Digitalization efforts in liminal space – inter-organizational challenges. Journal of business & industrial marketing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalization efforts in liminal space – inter-organizational challenges
2019 (English)In: Journal of business & industrial marketing, ISSN 0885-8624, E-ISSN 2052-1189Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the benefits and drawbacks that strategically imposed liminality inflicts upon inter-organizational digitalization efforts within the different phases of its utilization. Design/methodology/approach: This study empirically examines digitalization in a large multinational manufacturing company, Sandvik Machining Solutions, using data that were collected through interviews and a qualitative research design. Findings: This study shows that a liminal space separated from the structures in which one is supposed to inflict changes increases the risk of developing an incompatible system that will be rejected in the incorporation phase. An inter-organizational perspective on liminality thus contributes to our understanding of the benefits and drawbacks that liminal space can pose for the organizations involved. Practical implications: The study suggests that, in the separation phase, driving change processes by creating liminal spaces could be a way to loosen up rigid resource structures and circumvent network over-embeddedness. Finding the right amount of freedom, ambiguity and community within the liminal space is, however, essential for the transition of information as well as the incorporation of the imposed changes. Originality/value: Introducing an inter-organizational perspective on liminality contributes to our understanding of the stress that liminal space can place on individuals as well as the individual organization. © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Change in networks, Digitalization, Innovation, Liminality, Relationships
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31056 (URN)10.1108/JBIM-12-2018-0392 (DOI)2-s2.0-85074879177 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2019-11-25Bibliographically approved
Fremont, V., Eklinder-Frick, J., Åge, L.-J. & Osarenkhoe, A. (2019). Interaction through boundary objects: controversy and friction within digitalization. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 37(1), 111-124
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interaction through boundary objects: controversy and friction within digitalization
2019 (English)In: Marketing Intelligence & Planning, ISSN 0263-4503, E-ISSN 1758-8049, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 111-124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze friction and controversies with interaction processes and their effects on forming new resource interfaces, through the lens of boundary objects.

Design/methodology/approach

The empirical setting consists of two organizations that are trying to enhance their competitive advantage through digitalization. During the process of data collection four different boundary objects were identified. The study illustrates how these boundary objects were characterized in terms of their modularity, standardization, abstractness and tangibility. This paper provides an analysis of how respondents perceived that the development of these boundary objects affected the creation of novel resource interfaces, and the resulting friction and controversy between new and old structures.

Findings

The study concludes that within a producer?user setting a focal boundary object will take on tangible and standardized properties, and the interaction process will expose friction in terms of both power struggles and resource incompatibilities. On the other hand, a boundary object?s modularity gives the actors central to the interaction room to maneuver and avoid resource incompatibilities and the development setting will hence be characterized by controversies.

Originality/value

The analysis indicates that the way individuals perceive boundary objects is central to interaction processes, answering calls for studies that investigate the role of objects within subject-to-object interaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald, 2019
Keywords
Manufacturing industry, Boundary object, Industry 4.0, Digitalization, Industrial marketing, Resource interaction
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27881 (URN)10.1108/MIP-04-2018-0135 (DOI)000456682900008 ()2-s2.0-85053261428 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-10 Created: 2018-09-10 Last updated: 2019-11-25Bibliographically approved
Eklinder Frick, J. & Waluszewski, A. (2018). What’s Successful?: Accounting for the Outcome of Governmental Innovation Policy (1ed.). In: Martin Carlsson-Wall, Håkan Håkansson, Kalle Kraus, Johnny Lind, Torkel Strömsten (Ed.), Accounting, Innovation and Inter-Organisational Relationships: (pp. 216-237). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What’s Successful?: Accounting for the Outcome of Governmental Innovation Policy
2018 (English)In: Accounting, Innovation and Inter-Organisational Relationships / [ed] Martin Carlsson-Wall, Håkan Håkansson, Kalle Kraus, Johnny Lind, Torkel Strömsten, New York: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 216-237Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Studies in Accounting
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29086 (URN)000449995000012 ()978-1-315-11099-8 (ISBN)978-1-138-08261-8 (ISBN)
Note

Book doi: 10.4324/9781315110998

Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-11-25Bibliographically approved
Åge, L.-J. & Eklinder-Frick, J. (2017). Goal-oriented balancing: happy–happy negotiations beyond win–win situations. The journal of business & industrial marketing, 32(4), 525-534
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Goal-oriented balancing: happy–happy negotiations beyond win–win situations
2017 (English)In: The journal of business & industrial marketing, ISSN 0885-8624, E-ISSN 2052-1189, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 525-534Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose This paper aims to suggest a dynamic model incorporating the important dimensions that exist in negotiation processes. Design/methodology/approach To produce a general and conceptual theory of negotiation, the grounded theory methodology is deployed. Findings The core process in this model is dubbed ?goal-oriented balancing? and describes how he negotiator is continuously balancing opposing, and seemingly contrasting, forces in a situation specific and dynamic manner to reach agreements. Based on these findings, this study also suggests a concept to describe negotiations that is focused on collaboration and that is not an oxymoron as is the concept of ?win?win?. Practical implications This conceptual model can be used by managers and practitioners to navigate in a negotiation process. Originality/value This is the first grounded theory study in negotiation research and attempt to describe negotiation processes as dynamic events in which different dimensions are managed simultaneously.

Keywords
Negotiation, Grounded theory, Business negotiation
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24576 (URN)10.1108/JBIM-12-2015-0237 (DOI)
Projects
ISNET
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20150221
Available from: 2017-06-27 Created: 2017-06-27 Last updated: 2019-11-25Bibliographically approved
Eklinder-Frick, J. & Linne, A. (2017). The Geographical Dimension in the Interactive World - The Importance of Place. In: Håkansson, H; Snehota, I (Ed.), NO BUSINESS IS AN ISLAND: MAKING SENSE OF THE INTERACTIVE BUSINESS WORLD (pp. 123-139). Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Geographical Dimension in the Interactive World - The Importance of Place
2017 (English)In: NO BUSINESS IS AN ISLAND: MAKING SENSE OF THE INTERACTIVE BUSINESS WORLD / [ed] Håkansson, H; Snehota, I, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017, p. 123-139Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, the authors discuss how the features of the business landscape affect policies aiming to promote regional development. Regional development policies have been central in the European Union and at the single-country level. Measures taken to promote development in a geographical area, based on the concept of clusters and (national or regional) innovation systems, often fall short of their objectives. That is discussed against the findings on features of the business landscape that emphasise its heterogeneity and the importance of specific couplings within and across geographical areas. Prior Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) research emphasised the importance of firm-specific linkages to places and across places. One consequence is the relatedness of one place with other places, which implies that crossing the (imaginary) boundaries of a place appears to be the essence of business activity. The chapter concludes by highlighting how regional policies can benefit from acknowledging and taking into account firm-specific interdependences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
Keywords
Regional development; policy; boundaries; cluster; interdependences
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30599 (URN)000466471500008 ()978-1-78714-549-8 (ISBN)978-1-78714-550-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-11-25Bibliographically approved
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