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Pesämaa, O., Dahlin, P., Ekman, P. & Röndell, J. (2019). An Empirical Study of 217 Agents for Commercial Buildings. In: : . Paper presented at 7th IPMA Research Conference and 14th International OTMC Conference 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Empirical Study of 217 Agents for Commercial Buildings
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45452 (URN)
Conference
7th IPMA Research Conference and 14th International OTMC Conference 2019
Available from: 2019-10-07 Created: 2019-10-07 Last updated: 2019-10-14Bibliographically approved
Dahlin, P., Ekman, P., Pesämaa, O. & Röndell, J. (2019). CSR Certification as a Value Proposition: Why and for Whom?. In: : . Paper presented at 10th INEKA Conference, Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge. Verona, Italy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>CSR Certification as a Value Proposition: Why and for Whom?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Verona, Italy: , 2019
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45457 (URN)
Conference
10th INEKA Conference, Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge
Available from: 2019-10-07 Created: 2019-10-07 Last updated: 2019-10-07
Ekman, P., Thilenius, P., Thompson, S. & Whitaker, J. (2019). Digital transformation of global business processes: The role of dual embeddedness. Business Process Management Journal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital transformation of global business processes: The role of dual embeddedness
2019 (English)In: Business Process Management Journal, ISSN 1463-7154Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose – While much existing research on MNC digital transformation has followed a linear design and implementation logic using cross-sectional data, the multiple and divergent needs of headquarters (HQ) and subsidiaries suggest that MNC digital transformation actually involves a more iterative journey. In this paper, we apply the theoretical perspective of embeddedness to better define the complexities of MNC digital transformation, and identify how HQ and subsidiaries can navigate the complexities.

Design/methodology/approach – This paper presents a longitudinal multi-case study of five Forbes Global 2000 firms that are HQ in Europe with large subsidiaries in the U.S. We conducted in-depth interviews with 26 senior executives at HQ and subsidiaries over a 15-month period.

Findings – The process of digital transformation is significantly influenced by internal embeddedness (relationship of HQ with subsidiaries and across subsidiaries) and external embeddedness (relationship of subsidiaries with their local markets), and also by strategy, financial and technology considerations. While HQ and subsidiaries have different perspectives, an understanding of these influences can help HQ and subsidiaries navigate digital transformation.

Research limitations/implications – HQ and subsidiaries can apply insights from this research to navigate the complexities of digital transformation.

Originality/value – This paper demonstrates that embeddedness is a useful theory to understand the complexities of MNC digital transformation.

Keywords
Digital, embeddedness, external, global, headquarters, internal, MNC, multinational, subsidiary, transformation
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45520 (URN)10.1108/BPMJ-02-2019-0080 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-10-11 Created: 2019-10-11 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved
Ekman, P., Röndell, J. & Yang, Y. (2019). Exploring smart cities and market transformations from a service-dominant logic perspective. Sustainable cities and society, 51, Article ID 101731.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring smart cities and market transformations from a service-dominant logic perspective
2019 (English)In: Sustainable cities and society, ISSN 2210-6707, Vol. 51, article id 101731Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the emergence of new actors and their roles in the transformation of smart cities. By building on a Service-Dominant logic perspective, the study capture how smart city transformation is closely related to a smart market transformation. While prior conceptualizations of markets have followed a linear supply-demand structure, the new market conceptualization can be described as a service ecosystem. The study empirically follows the increased use of renewable energy, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems and their related services, as they are incorporated into smart cities. The results reveal that the overall interaction level among the involved actors increases as the energy market changes from a linear to a networked logic. This transition impacts the market's information quality and, subsequently, the actors’ level of required knowledge. The study shows that even if the prevailing actors become more informed, information needs to be ‘translated’ into ‘knowledge-in-context’ to become a valuable resource. Thus, the resulting service ecosystem demands a complementary actor that requires the role of a knowledge broker to function. The paper describes the mechanisms behind this smart city transformation and clarifies the broker functions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Ltd, 2019
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-44962 (URN)10.1016/j.scs.2019.101731 (DOI)2-s2.0-85069897223 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-08 Created: 2019-08-08 Last updated: 2019-10-02
Pesämaa, O., Dahlin, P., Ekman, P. & Röndell, J. (2019). Sustainable Energy Projects in Commercial Buildings: An Empirical Study of Swedish Energy Projects. In: : . Paper presented at 7th IPMA Research Conference and 14th International OTMC Conference 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable Energy Projects in Commercial Buildings: An Empirical Study of Swedish Energy Projects
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45453 (URN)
Conference
7th IPMA Research Conference and 14th International OTMC Conference 2019
Available from: 2019-10-07 Created: 2019-10-07 Last updated: 2019-10-14Bibliographically approved
Maaninen-Olsson, E., Ekman, P. & Sundström, A. (2017). Bringing practitioners into the classroom: Student reflections and learning styles.. In: : . Paper presented at Academy of Marketing Science, May 24-26, 2017, San Diego, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bringing practitioners into the classroom: Student reflections and learning styles.
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36312 (URN)
Conference
Academy of Marketing Science, May 24-26, 2017, San Diego, USA
Available from: 2017-09-01 Created: 2017-09-01 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved
Dahlin, P., Ekman, P., Pesämaa, O. & Röndell, J. (2017). CSR as a value proposition: Exploring the effects and drivers of Swedish real estate firms’ green building certificates. In: : . Paper presented at XXVII International RESER Conference. Bilbao, Spain, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>CSR as a value proposition: Exploring the effects and drivers of Swedish real estate firms’ green building certificates
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been widely diffused and it getsmanifested through the stakeholder relationships a firm. We do in this pa-per investigate CSR certificates and their impact on the adopting firm. Weexplore real estate firms – a conservative industry that traditionally havehad a very strong financial focus where their market strategy has followeda strict goods-dominant (G-D) logic but where some firms changes theirmindshift towards service-dominant (S-D) logic thinking. Thus, we build onmultiple sources of data to explore Swedish real estate firms and studytheir approaches to CSR. Our results offer some insights in the character-istics of firms with green environmental certification systems and it has im-plications for how theories on value cocreation needs to be developed.

National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37157 (URN)
Conference
XXVII International RESER Conference. Bilbao, Spain, 2017
Available from: 2017-10-26 Created: 2017-10-26 Last updated: 2017-12-21Bibliographically approved
Lindh, C. & Ekman, P. (2016). Integration of information technology in business relationships: Implications for the extended network. In: Havila, V., Pahlberg, C. & Thilenius, P (Ed.), Extending the Business Network Approach: New Territories, New Technologies, New Terms: (pp. 177-192). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integration of information technology in business relationships: Implications for the extended network
2016 (English)In: Extending the Business Network Approach: New Territories, New Technologies, New Terms / [ed] Havila, V., Pahlberg, C. & Thilenius, P, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, p. 177-192Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32414 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-53765-2_10 (DOI)2-s2.0-84978345254 (Scopus ID)9781137537652 (ISBN)9781137537638 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-07-28 Created: 2016-07-28 Last updated: 2016-12-19Bibliographically approved
Ekman, P., Raggio, R. D. & Thompson, S. M. (2016). Service network value co-creation: Defining the roles of the generic actor. Industrial Marketing Management, 56, 51-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Service network value co-creation: Defining the roles of the generic actor
2016 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Vol. 56, p. 51-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The traditional goods dominant logic lexicon assumes pre-specified and static roles of market participants. Fixed roles such as 'supplier' and 'customer' imply that value creation occurs between two parties (the dyad) and occurs in a specified direction (i.e., from a supplier to a customer). In contrast, service dominant logic suggests that markets are comprised of generic actors engaged-in bilateral actor-to-actor exchanges. However, the generic actor concept is not well developed in existing literature. We contribute to the literature by providing a typology of generic actor roles and identifying multiple types of value that may be co-created in a network. To empirically ground the concepts and generate propositions, we follow the development and deployment of a self-service technology, the Green Fingerprint, in the Swedish commercial real estate industry. Within a service network we find that generic actors assume several roles simultaneously, and may perceive multiple forms of co-created value. Theoretically, this paper offers a basis for further study of the generic actor and types of value, as well as an understanding of how network value co-creation emerges and evolves. Managerially, it offers insights into the existing value and co-creation potential of all actors, even those who are currently passive or reject a value proposition. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Keywords
Generic actor, Service-dominant logic, Value proposition, Value co-creation levels, Service network
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-33050 (URN)10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.03.002 (DOI)000380414700006 ()2-s2.0-84961183561 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Gillmore, E., Andersson, U. & Ekman, P. (2015). How Subsidiaries Sustain Their Charters Despite Loss of Mandate: The Mediating Role of Internal Relational Attributes.. In: : . Paper presented at SMS 35th Annual International Conference, October 3 - 6, 2015 in Denver, Colorado, USA..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Subsidiaries Sustain Their Charters Despite Loss of Mandate: The Mediating Role of Internal Relational Attributes.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31577 (URN)
Conference
SMS 35th Annual International Conference, October 3 - 6, 2015 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Available from: 2016-05-11 Created: 2016-05-11 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7334-2480

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