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Sundström, AngelinaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2514-2297
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Sundström, A., Jeanson, F. & Höglund, L. (2019). To be accepted or rejected?: A discourse analysis of the prevailing accounting discourse. In: : . Paper presented at Management Control Association (MCA) /European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change (ENROAC). London, UK
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To be accepted or rejected?: A discourse analysis of the prevailing accounting discourse
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to contribute to the debate on publish and perish, which is a phenomenon that, for a long time, has been a theme of discussion. This phenomenon has affected many academic disciplines (Miller et al. 2011), including accounting. It is described to be the result of the increased competition that has developed based on the desire to identify the productiveness of universities, departments and faculties. It has created the pressure on scholars to produce quality outputs in the form of publications in high-ranked international refereed journals.

This study adopts the idea that high-ranked academic journals are setting the context for what is valid and not valid in accounting scholarship, i.e. high-ranked international refereed journals becomes the prevalent discourse for how researchers supposed to write and think about research in accounting scholarship.

The purpose of this paper is through a discourse analysis study if the same phenomena that are apparent in the prevalent discourse of accounting set by top journals also can be seen in the less prestigious and lower-ranked journals of accounting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: , 2019
Keywords
publish and perish, accounting, academic journals, discourse, discourse analysis
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45539 (URN)
Conference
Management Control Association (MCA) /European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change (ENROAC)
Available from: 2019-10-14 Created: 2019-10-14 Last updated: 2019-10-14
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
Gillmore, E., Sundström, A. & Andersson, U. (2017). OLD SWEDISH BUSINESS IN NEW INTERNATIONAL CLOTHES: Historical transitions in Organizational Memory and Resource Management Processes. In: : . Paper presented at Strategic Management Society (SMS) - Special Conference in Milan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>OLD SWEDISH BUSINESS IN NEW INTERNATIONAL CLOTHES: Historical transitions in Organizational Memory and Resource Management Processes
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Organisational Memory, Organisational Capabilities, Resource Management
National Category
Social Sciences Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37511 (URN)
Conference
Strategic Management Society (SMS) - Special Conference in Milan
Available from: 2017-12-20 Created: 2017-12-20 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved
Larsson, T. & Sundström, A. (2016). The Game. In: : . Paper presented at Academy of International Business 2016 Annual Meeting. Presented in Teaching IB (Special Track).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Game
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One of the requirements that practitioners have on educators is to prepare students for their future professions. A task for educators is therefore to introduce teaching methods and procedures for students that encourage them to develop their analytical skills and ability to solve real-world business problems. In this paper, we introduce a pedagogical tool named ‘The Game’ to help educators with this task.

The general pedagogical idea of ‘The Game’ is to create a learning environment which allows students to be actively engaged in their learning process. It was developed to reinforce the importance of intercultural collaboration and negotiation as well as allowing them to be able to reflect on business-behavior directly instead of using case-studies.

The game is based on a market where students get to experience business undertakings. The game is designed for international master students (representing on average between 10-15 countries) but can be used in a monocultural setting as well. The game will allow them to get more insights into strategy, marketing, management, organization and pricing.  

Keywords
Teaching, Teaching methods, Pedagogical tool, Strategic Management, International Business, International Marketing, Master Students
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34582 (URN)
Conference
Academy of International Business 2016 Annual Meeting. Presented in Teaching IB (Special Track)
Available from: 2017-01-03 Created: 2017-01-03 Last updated: 2017-02-02Bibliographically approved
Sundström, A. (2015). Old Swedish Business in New International Clothes: Case Studies on the Management of Strategic Resources in Foreign-Acquired Swedish R&D firms. (Doctoral dissertation). Västerås: Mälardalen University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Old Swedish Business in New International Clothes: Case Studies on the Management of Strategic Resources in Foreign-Acquired Swedish R&D firms
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Which conditions are needed for research and development firms to stay competitive? Such firms must continually develop new products and processes if they are to provide their customers with value, and equal, if not exceed, the offerings their competitors provide. Firms that lack sufficient innovation and creativity risk losing customers, their reputation, and their position in corporate structures and in their industries.

Even worse, they may be forced to liquidate their assets, file for bankruptcy, merge with other divisions, or be sold. There are many possibilities, and few of them can be said to be positive for the firm, its owners, or its employees. However, this thesis tells the story of how a Sweden-based firm, which was divided and sold to foreign, multinational corporations, survived as three separate research and development firms in southern Sweden. It examines how these three firms (all working in air handling technology) built on their historic legacy and continued as significant players in their industry.

The analysis takes a resource-based view in its examination of the firms’ competitive advantage derived from its resources and resource management. The examination is based on Jay Barney’s VRIN framework and Robert Simons’s Levers of Control framework. The analysis identifies and describes the firms’ technical, financial, human and relationship resources, and analyses whether these resources are strategic or complementary.It confirms previous research that finds research and development firms can stay competitive if they have strategic resources such as test facilities, employees with expertise and experience, and strong relationships with suppliers and customers. It also finds that complementary resources such as information technology contribute to the competitiveness of research and development firms.

The contribution of this thesis to previous research is its analysis of the significant role management control has in managing the resources of research and development firms. The thesis develops a management control model for such firms – the Integrated Resource Management model – that has four alternatives resource management strategies. These strategies are: Bureaucratic Resource Management, Structured Resource Management, Flexible Resource Management, and Explorative Resource Management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2015
Series
Mälardalen University Press Dissertations, ISSN 1651-4238 ; 186
National Category
Social Sciences Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28806 (URN)978-91-7485-228-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-10-16, Delta, Mälardalens högskola, Västerås, 10:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2015-09-07 Created: 2015-08-31 Last updated: 2015-10-12Bibliographically approved
Jeanson, F. & Sundström, A. (2014). Exploring how R&D management control influences the outcome of R&D process: A case study of R&D Management Control in a Swedish R&D firm. In: Nordic Accounting Conference 2014, Copenhagen, November 13-14, 2014: . Paper presented at Nordic Accounting Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring how R&D management control influences the outcome of R&D process: A case study of R&D Management Control in a Swedish R&D firm
2014 (English)In: Nordic Accounting Conference 2014, Copenhagen, November 13-14, 2014, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Recent literature indicates that a majority of studies on R&D management control have

focused on performance measurement systems and that few studies have explored how

individual control systems operate collectively to influence the outcome of R&D

organizations. We adopt the idea that it is of importance to merge control systems, and we

draw upon levers of control to view control systems from a holistic viewpoint. We aim to

extend this research by to exploring how beliefs, boundary, diagnostic and interactive control

systems are used jointly to influence the outcome of R&D. The paper is based on a qualitative

within-case study of an industrial air-handling technology R&D firm in Sweden. We draw on

the levers of control framework developed by Simons (1995) to illustrate how management

control systems operate within an R&D context. We observed that management control

systems interact in an R&D organization and that it is this interaction that allows it to achieve

pre-set goals. We also found that R&D firm managers used various forms of control jointly to

attain a limitation in behaviour as well as continuous search for opportunities and new

possibilities by exploiting existing technologies and resources.

Keywords
R&D, Management Control System, Performance Measurement
National Category
Social Sciences Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26620 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Accounting Conference
Available from: 2014-12-02 Created: 2014-11-26 Last updated: 2014-12-03
Höglund, L. & Sundström, A. (2011). Doings in Strategic Entrepreneurship. In: : . Paper presented at 21 st Nordic Academy of Management Conference. Stockholm, 20-24 August 2011. (pp. 1-31).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Doings in Strategic Entrepreneurship
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we study the doings of practitioners in established firms and how theydraw on practices in the opportunity- and advantage-seeking process. A processreferred to as strategic entrepreneurship (SE) by many scholars. SE is not a newphenomenon, thus it has been research in this area by scholars in the domain ofentrepreneurship as well as in strategic management. However it has only recently beenconceptualized into a construct of practice. A problem though is when trying to furtherconceptualize this research area, to learn more about the practice of SE, previousresearch has a tendency to ignore the actions of humans and the unit-of-analysis hasbeen on a level of the industry, firm and/or resources. Therefore, in this paper wesuggest an alternative unit-of-analysis that draws on social practice theory and theconcepts of practice, praxis and practitioners. Thus, incorporate more of human actionsin the SE-process.

Keywords
strategic entrepreneurship, opportunity-seeking, advantage-seeking, entrepreneurship, strategy
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39112 (URN)
Conference
21 st Nordic Academy of Management Conference. Stockholm, 20-24 August 2011.
Available from: 2015-01-14 Created: 2018-05-04 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
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