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Storey, D. J., Andersson, M., Henrekson, M., Jack, S., Stenkula, M., Thorburn, K., . . . Zander, I. (2023). Per Davidsson: recipient of the 2023 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Small Business Economics, 61(4), 1381-1390
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2023 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 61, no 4, p. 1381-1390Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Professor Per Davidsson is the recipient of the 2023 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Throughout an extraordinarily productive career, he has made invaluable contributions in building the field of entrepreneurship. His early studies on entrepreneurship and culture and his studies on the growth of small businesses played an important role in the emergence and development of entrepreneurship as a scholarly field of research. He has also, continuously, made more conceptual contributions by critically probing the development of the field, and engaged in writing foundational books that have been used extensively in higher education institutes. By probing and challenging traditional assumptions throughout his career, he has contributed to the refinement and renewal of the field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Global award for entrepreneurship research, Entrepreneurship, High-growth firms
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63513 (URN)10.1007/s11187-023-00819-6 (DOI)001077161300002 ()2-s2.0-85173036321 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-11-07 Created: 2023-11-07 Last updated: 2024-01-05Bibliographically approved
Donati, L. & Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2022). A legitimacy approach to social innovation initiatives at universities. Science and Public Policy, 50(2), 194-205
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A legitimacy approach to social innovation initiatives at universities
2022 (English)In: Science and Public Policy, ISSN 0302-3427, E-ISSN 1471-5430, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 194-205Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A striving for research excellence and the implementation of third mission activities in the form of technology transfer have become standard practices at modern higher education institutions. The recent call for universities to include social innovation in their third mission and the apparent lack of involvement of universities in this area indicate that social innovation is not yet perceived as a legitimate activity by the academic community. We examine why this is the case and disentangle the legitimation journey of social innovation in research-intensive environments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2022
Keywords
legitimacy, third mission, social innovation
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56013 (URN)10.1093/scipol/scac066 (DOI)000877842300001 ()2-s2.0-85160215571 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-11-14 Created: 2022-11-14 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Korsgaard, S., Wigren-Kristoferson, C., Brundin, E., Hellerstedt, K., Alsos, G. A. & Grande, J. (2022). Entrepreneurship and embeddedness: process, context and theoretical foundations. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 34(3-4), 210-221
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2022 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 34, no 3-4, p. 210-221Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we introduce the special issue on entrepreneurship and embeddedness. We do so by providing a brief overview of existing research on the topic focused on three important conversations related to process, context and theoretical foundations. The overview highlights essential contributions from extant research and suggests that expansion and advancement in the research conversation can be accomplished by focusing on dynamic and multilayered conceptualizations of embeddedness and by broadening the theoretical foundations of our research. We also present and position the papers in the special issue within the conversations on process, context and theoretical foundations in entrepreneurship research on embeddedness. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54216 (URN)10.1080/08985626.2022.2055152 (DOI)000776553100001 ()2-s2.0-85128062678 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-08-02 Created: 2022-08-02 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Wigren-Kristoferson, C., Brundin, E., Hellerstedt, K., Stevenson, A. & Aggestam, M. (2022). Rethinking embeddedness: a review and research agenda. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 34(1-2), 32-56
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2022 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 34, no 1-2, p. 32-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We conduct a comprehensive review of embeddedness in entrepreneurship research. Although the term “embeddedness” is frequently used in this field of study, less is known about the ways in which it is operationalized and applied. Using criterion sampling, we analyse 198 articles in order to investigate how embeddedness is conceptualized and what role it plays in the extant entrepreneurship literature. We categorize our findings based on different phases of the entrepreneurial process (early, mature and exit) and outline the dominant focus and the main conceptualization of embeddedness for each phase. We highlight important learnings for each of the three phases and identify potential areas for conceptual development. Across the phases, we find that embeddedness and context are often used interchangeably. We thus call for construct clarity in the field. In the existing literature, entrepreneurs are generally portrayed as reactive to embeddedness, resulting in a loss of entrepreneurial agency. To remedy this, we introduce the term agencement, which takes into account the relationship between the entrepreneurship and embeddedness. Further, entrepreneurs are found to be embedded in multiple contexts at the same time, and embeddedness can be understood at different levels and to different degrees. To address this complexity, it is relevant to focus on the embedding process itself, acknowledging that it takes place in social interactions including cultural, cognitive, and emotional aspects between contexts and across levels. While the extant literature supports the notion that embeddedness is important for understanding entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, it does not necessarily support our understanding of how embeddedness takes form or why it takes certain forms. We therefore include a call for future research to turn to process and practice theories. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, embeddedness, literature review, early, mature and exit phases, agencement, micro-social theories, process and practice theories
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49621 (URN)10.1080/08985626.2021.2021298 (DOI)000745891100001 ()2-s2.0-85123486353 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-01-24 Created: 2022-01-24 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Wigren-Kristoferson, C. & Aggestam, M. (2021). Entrepreneurship education and gender: The man-made entrepreneur. International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, 12(1), 5-25
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2021 (English)In: International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, ISSN 1479-3059, E-ISSN 1479-3067, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 5-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As the literature on entrepreneurship education grows, the issue of equality in entrepreneurship education has been raised; i.e., whether students are educated to become entrepreneurs equally. This article provides a critical and thought-provoking analysis of a portfolio of practices that, on the surface, appear to be successful in training entrepreneurs. To this purpose, we initiate a debate on what entrepreneurship education programmes tend to omit. We provide an argument within entrepreneurship scholarship that takes into consideration the diversity and complexity of gender in entrepreneurship. We present an insightful example of what we do in our university classrooms whilst calling for a more encompassing perspective of gender within present-day teaching practice. We acknowledge that academic entrepreneurship education is gendered (Ahl, 2006) and we show how hegemonic masculine-framed foundations of entrepreneurship influence the vocabulary of teaching and learning in Sweden. The paper provides insights into how both teachers and students unluckily, fail to identify the masculinisation of entrepreneurship education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2021
Keywords
entrepreneurship education, gender, critical theory
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42469 (URN)10.1504/IJGSB.2021.113837 (DOI)2-s2.0-85103613518 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-05-31 Created: 2021-05-31 Last updated: 2023-10-05Bibliographically approved
Wigren-Kristoferson, C. & Aggestam, M. (2021). Exploring the masculinization of innovation practice within a municipality. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 13(3), 243-258
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2021 (English)In: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1756-6266, E-ISSN 1756-6274, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 243-258Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose The purpose of this study is to generate an empirically informed theoretical framework which can be used to analyze the relationship between gender and innovation in the context of a municipality. The authors present and analyze three illustrative tales from a feminist perspective. The authors thus offer a more balanced approach to the conceptualization of gendered ascriptions with respect to the possible outcomes of innovation work in a public context. Design/methodology/approach An ethnographic account which employed "shadowing" as a method of observation. Findings The article presents a debate on how the social construction of gender and innovation can be placed in the context of a municipal reality. Our analysis reveals how the complexities of a gendered work life within a municipality can create paradoxes. A constructionism approach was used in the identification of hidden and unspoken paradoxes that exist in public spheres. Research limitations/implications The authors used empirical tales from a very specific context, namely a Swedish municipality. The central implication of this study is the recognition of innovation as being masculine-gendered within the feminine context. This implication thereby deepens our understanding of gender paradoxes in the public sector. Practical implications This study provides insights to practitioners who intend to work with innovation in a public organization. Social implications The social implications of this study is that when a male-gendered concept like innovation is implemented in a female-gendered context, like a municipality, it is of importance to contextualize the concept. Originality/value The empirical value of examples of a gendered work landscape at a Swedish municipality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
Keywords
Gender, Innovation, Municipality, Paradoxes, Reverse tokenism, Constructionism
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46297 (URN)10.1108/IJGE-11-2020-0189 (DOI)000697230800001 ()2-s2.0-85114889866 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-13 Created: 2021-10-13 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Göransson, B., Donati, L. & Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2021). Introduction to the special issue on universities and social innovation. Technological forecasting & social change, 173, Article ID 121186.
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2021 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 173, article id 121186Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2021
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46759 (URN)10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121186 (DOI)000701823900015 ()36536954 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2021-11-15 Created: 2021-11-15 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Thomasson, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. & Scheller, C. (2021). What Constitutes Failure?: The Influence of Public Interests in Securing Accountability in Triple Helix Initiatives. Triple Helix, 8(1), 128-162
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What Constitutes Failure?: The Influence of Public Interests in Securing Accountability in Triple Helix Initiatives
2021 (English)In: Triple Helix, ISSN 2590-0366, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 128-162Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The focus of this article is to examine a specific case of a failing regional innovation system (RIs). Our study focuses on a specific project that was conducted in a triple helix constellation where public actors occupy the centre of the triple helix constellation. By examining and interpreting this single case, we aim to illustrate the consequences that result from uncertainty over who the triple helix constellation is accountable to as well as the consequences that has for the overall assessment of the outcome of the triple helix. We show how the overall initiative constituted a failure, but when one considers the activities that were organized and implemented by the RIS, then it is problematic to define it as a failure. This leads us to the conclusion that we should evaluate RIS from different perspectives and on different levels, and we need to consider the time dimension in our evaluation.

Abstract [ar]

ما الذي يشكل فشلاً ؟ دراسة حالة عن كيفية ضمان المساءلة في مبادرات المراوح لثلاثةالثلاثة

الملخص

يهدف هذا المقال إلى دراسة حالة معينة من حالات فشل نظام الابتكار الإقليمي. ترتكز دراستنا على مشروع محدد أُجري في مجمع من مجمعات المراوح الثلاثة حيث تحتل الجهات العمومية الفاعلة موقعا مركزيا في هذا المجمع. نهدف من خلال دراسة وتفسير هذه الحالة إلى توضيح نتائج عدم تحديد من هي الجهة المسؤولة أمامها مجمع المراوح الثلاثة وما الذي أسهم في التقييم العام لنتائج هذا التعاون. نبين كيف فشلت المبادرة الشاملة، ولكن عندما ندرس الأنشطة التي نظمتها ونفذتها RIS، فإن تعريفها بأنه فشل ينطوي على إشكالية. وهذا يقودنا إلى الاستنتاج بأنه ينبغي علينا تقييم RIS من زوايا ومستويات مختلفة ، وبأننا بحاجة إلى الأخذ بعين الاعتبار البعد الزمني في تقييمنا‫.‬

الكلمات المفتاحية

المراوح الثلاثة؛ القابلية للاختصاص؛ المشاكل

Abstract [zh]

什么构成失败? 关于如何确保三螺旋行动中问责制的案例研究

摘要

本文聚焦于一个失败的区域创新体系的案例,重点分析一个实施三螺旋模式的具体项目,这里公共部门占据三螺旋的核心。 通过研究和解读这一案例,我们旨在说明关于谁对三螺旋模式负责和负责什么这个两问题的不确定性对总体评估三螺旋部门间合作的影响。我们揭示了这个项目的总体举措就是失败的,但当评价中考量的是区域创新系统组织和实施的活动,则认定该案例失败是有问题的。这引出我们的结论,即我们应该从不同角度和层面来评价区域创新体系,也需要在评估中考虑时间维度。

关键词

三螺旋, 问责, 棘手问题, 公共部门

Abstract [fr]

Qu’est-ce qu’un échec ? Une étude de cas des responsabilités dans des initiatives de Triple Hélice

Résumé

L’objectif de cet article est d’examiner un cas spécifique de système d’innovation régional défaillant. Nous examinons un projet spécifique qui a été mené dans une constellation de Triple Hélice au centre de laquelle se trouvent des acteurs publics. En analysant et en interprétant ce cas, nous visons à illustrer les conséquences que l’incertitude sur la responsabilité des acteurs et des actes dans la constellation de Triple Hélice a sur l’évaluation globale du résultat de cette collaboration. Nous montrons comment l’initiative a globalement échoué ; cependant, quand on considère les activités qui ont été organisées et mises en œuvre par les RIS, il n’est plus possible d’en arriver au même résultat. Nous en concluons qu’il faut évaluer les RIS sous différents angles et à différents niveaux, et tenir compte de la dimension temporelle dans notre évaluation.

Mots clés

Triple Hélice – Responsabilités – Problèmes pervers – Secteur public

Abstract [pt]

O que constitui fracasso? Um estudo de caso de como garantir a responsabilidade em iniciativas de hélice tripla

Resumo

O foco deste artigo é examinar um caso específico de um sistema de inovação regional em falha. Nosso exame se concentra em um projeto específico que foi conduzido em uma constelação de hélice tripla, onde atores públicos ocupam o centro da constelação de hélice tripla. Ao examinar e interpretar este único caso, pretendemos ilustrar as consequências que a incerteza de quem a constelação de hélice tripla é responsável e para o que tem para a avaliação geral do resultado desta colaboração. Mostramos como a iniciativa geral constituiu um fracasso, mas quando se consideram as atividades que foram organizadas e implementadas pelo RIS, é problemático defini-la como um fracasso. Isso nos leva à conclusão de que devemos avaliar os RIS de diferentes perspectivas e em diferentes níveis, e precisamos considerar a dimensão do tempo em nossa avaliação.

Palavras-chave

Helice Tripla – prestação de contas – problemas perversos – setor público

Abstract [ru]

В чем причины ошибок? Практические вопросы обеспечения контроля и учета в стратегиях тройной спирали

Аннотация

В фокусе данной статьи находится практический пример неудачной реализации региональной инновационной системы. Наше исследование рассматривает отдельный проект, реализованный в соответствии с принципами трехспиральной модели инноваций, в котором общественный сектор занимал центральное положение в спирали. Изучая и анализируя данный пример, мы постарались проиллюстрировать последствия неопределенности в вопросах отчетности и оценки эффективности взаимодействия в рамках тройной спирали. Фактически, мы показали негативный итог запуска данной инициативы, однако, учитывая ее региональный характер, сложно назвать его ошибкой. Это позволило нам сделать вывод о том, что мы должны оценивать региональные инновационные системы с разных точек (потенциал роста и уровень экономического развития), а также необходимость учета в подобной оценке временного фактора.

Ключевые слова

тройная спираль – прослеживаемость – злободневные проблемы – публичный сектор

Abstract [es]

¿Qué constituye un fracaso? Un caso de estudio sobre cómo asegurar la rendición de cuentas en iniciativas de triple hélice

Resumen

El enfoque de este artículo es examinar un caso específico de un sistema de innovación regional fallido. Nuestro examen se centra en un proyecto específico que se llevó a cabo en una constelación de triple hélice donde los actores públicos ocupan el centro de la constelación de triple hélice. Al examinar e interpretar este caso, nuestro objetivo es ilustrar las consecuencias que tiene la incertidumbre de ante quién es responsable la constelación de la triple hélice y de qué tiene para la evaluación general del resultado de esta colaboración. Mostramos cómo la iniciativa en general constituyó un fracaso, pero cuando se consideran las actividades que fueron organizadas e implementadas por el RIS, entonces es problemático definirlo como un fracaso. Esto nos lleva a la conclusión de que debemos evaluar las RIS desde diferentes perspectivas y en diferentes niveles, y debemos considerar la dimensión del tiempo en nuestra evaluación.

Palabras clave

Triple Hélice – Rendición de Cuentas – Problemas Perversos – Sector Público

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2021
Keywords
accountability, public sector, Triple Helix, wicked problems
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-47306 (URN)10.1163/21971927-BJA10020 (DOI)000717951200005 ()2-s2.0-85116912709 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-12-08 Created: 2021-12-08 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Staffansson Pauli, K., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. & Stevenson, A. (2020). "Gender" and "innovation" in facility management: do they matter?. Property Management, 38(2), 296-310
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Gender" and "innovation" in facility management: do they matter?
2020 (English)In: Property Management, ISSN 0263-7472, E-ISSN 1758-731X, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 296-310Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the ongoing discussion on how the field of facility management is changing and the role a regional innovation system (RIS) can take place to support this change, with a specific focus on the role of gender and innovation. Design/methodology/approach The study builds partly on interactive research, and as a complement, qualitative semi-structured telephone interviews have been conducted. Findings The role of gender and innovations in facility management does matter due to the fact that if aiming at creating innovations, it is necessary to break free from established institutions, both formal and informal. Working with gender demands a norm-critical approach, and to be critical towards what we take for granted might create new solutions. Originality/value The paper contributes to the ongoing discussions how the field of facility management is changing and the importance of including gender in the innovation discussions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020
Keywords
Gender, Innovation, Facility management
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17291 (URN)10.1108/PM-09-2018-0052 (DOI)000524472900001 ()2-s2.0-85081588477 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-05-15 Created: 2020-05-15 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Thomasson, A. & Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2020). Hybridizing the Triple Helix: A prerequisite for managing wicked issues. Financial Accountability and Management, 36(2), 207-222
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hybridizing the Triple Helix: A prerequisite for managing wicked issues
2020 (English)In: Financial Accountability and Management, ISSN 0267-4424, E-ISSN 1468-0408, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 207-222Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2020
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54989 (URN)10.1111/faam.12245 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-09-19 Created: 2022-09-19 Last updated: 2022-12-07Bibliographically approved
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