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Jenkins, A., Achtenhagen, L. & Hellerstedt, K. (2023). Back to work?: How employers perceive applicants’ experience of entrepreneurial failure. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Back to work?: How employers perceive applicants’ experience of entrepreneurial failure
2023 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Recent research on entrepreneurial failure has started to investigate the impact of failure on entrepreneurs and how this influences their motivation and willingness to engage in subsequent entrepreneurial ventures. We approach this topic from an alternative perspective, focusing on former entrepreneurs seeking to return to paid work and exploring how their experience of venture failure is perceived and appraised by employers in the recruitment process. Such perceptions matter because employers are gatekeepers to the employment market and thus their appraisals influence how easily former entrepreneurs can re-integrate themselves in the paid workforce. We conducted 30 interviews with employers in growing human-capital intensive companies in Sweden, asking these recruiters about their perceptions of former entrepreneurs and how their evaluations affected their hiring decisions. Conceptually, we frame our study using a process model of stigmatization by nuancing this model with fine-grained analyses of employers’ perceptions and appraisals of applicants’ entrepreneurial failure experiences in the recruitment process. This analysis identifies some of the key conditions that lead employers either to value or devalue an applicant’s experience of entrepreneurial failure, further indicating the implications of this finding for entrepreneurs’ careers and prospects of gaining paid employment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
bankruptcy, bias, employers, Entrepreneurial failure, prior experience, re-employment, stigma
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62989 (URN)10.1080/08985626.2023.2277791 (DOI)001100020600001 ()2-s2.0-85176581254 (Scopus ID)HOA;intsam;918826 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;918826 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;918826 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-12-04 Created: 2023-12-04 Last updated: 2023-12-15
Tokbaeva, D. & Achtenhagen, L. (2023). Career resilience of female professionals in the male-dominated IT industry in Sweden: Toward a process perspective. Gender, Work and Organization, 30(1), 223-262
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Career resilience of female professionals in the male-dominated IT industry in Sweden: Toward a process perspective
2023 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 223-262Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden is known to be one of the most gender-equal societies in the world. Thus, it remains as an enigma why a large discrepancy continues to exist regarding the gender balance in career choice and progression in many professions. Drawing on Hirdman's (1988) theory of gendered systems, in this paper, we explore the role of career resilience in the career progression of women who choose to work in the male-dominated IT sector. We draw attention to how the day-to-day process of practicing career resilience in a gendered workplace tends to evolve as women progress in their careers. Based on an interview study with 50 female IT professionals as well as a discourse analysis of 502 newspaper articles on women in this sector, we develop a process model of career resilience in gendered professions, outlining different coping strategies that allow women to develop and enhance such resilience over time. We conclude the paper by providing some practical recommendations. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Keywords
career development, career resilience, female programmer, IT, public discourse, Sweden, Yvonne Hirdman
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-52472 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12671 (DOI)000648099600001 ()2-s2.0-85105085050 (Scopus ID)HOA;;52472 (Local ID)HOA;;52472 (Archive number)HOA;;52472 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-05-17 Created: 2021-05-17 Last updated: 2022-12-28Bibliographically approved
Haag, K., Achtenhagen, L. & Grimm, J. (2023). Engaging With the Category: Exploring Family Business Longevity From a Historical Perspective. Family Business Review, 36(1), 84-118
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engaging With the Category: Exploring Family Business Longevity From a Historical Perspective
2023 (English)In: Family Business Review, ISSN 0894-4865, E-ISSN 1741-6248, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 84-118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Longevity is at the core of what makes family businesses special. Unlike most attempts to explain longevity that have focused primarily on the factors within a family business that lead to longevity or the factors outside of an organization’s environment, we adopt a business-history perspective that enables us to show how the interplay between the organization and its environment can help to explain family business longevity. Building on the category literature, we trace the interaction of a small Swedish fourth-generation high-quality furniture manufacturer with its category over a period of more than 120 years. We identify the internal mechanisms driving family business longevity, the external mechanisms driving category development as well as the mechanisms underlying their interaction. Specifically, we provide new insights into how agency exercised by the family business contributes to the shaping of the category they are a member of, thereby nurturing their business longevity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
business history, case study, category, family business longevity, Scandinavian design
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59917 (URN)10.1177/08944865231154835 (DOI)000934531100001 ()2-s2.0-85148628125 (Scopus ID)HOA;;862650 (Local ID)HOA;;862650 (Archive number)HOA;;862650 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-02-27 Created: 2023-02-27 Last updated: 2023-04-25Bibliographically approved
Eslami, M. H., Achtenhagen, L., Bertsch, C. T. & Lehmann, A. (2023). Knowledge-sharing across supply chain actors in adopting Industry 4.0 technologies: An exploratory case study within the automotive industry. Technological forecasting & social change, 186(Part A), Article ID 122118.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge-sharing across supply chain actors in adopting Industry 4.0 technologies: An exploratory case study within the automotive industry
2023 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 186, no Part A, article id 122118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the role of knowledge-sharing between supply chain actors in facilitating their adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies, identifying factors that hinder or promote such knowledge-sharing. Drawing on an in-depth single case study, including 19 interviews with a manufacturing firm in the German automotive industry and five of the suppliers and customers in the focal firm’s supply chain, the study identifies the following knowledge-sharing approaches that facilitate the adoption of Industry 4.0: 1) knowledge-sharing through principles; 2) upstream flow of knowledge; 3) strategic positioning; and 4) application-relatedness. These approaches are shown to be influenced both by company-related factors and relational factors. Applying a knowledge-based view of the firm, this study addresses a gap in current research by investigating the role of knowledge-sharing in adopting Industry 4.0 from the perspectives not only of a single focal firm but also of upstream and downstream suppliers and customers in the supply chain. In presenting approaches to knowledge-sharing that promote the implementation of Industry 4.0 based on a firm's existing resources, this study is also of direct relevance to practitioners.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Knowledge-sharing, Industry 4.0 adoption, Supply chain, Manufacturing firms
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58817 (URN)10.1016/j.techfore.2022.122118 (DOI)2-s2.0-85140954742 (Scopus ID)HOA;;840600 (Local ID)HOA;;840600 (Archive number)HOA;;840600 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-11-07 Created: 2022-11-07 Last updated: 2022-11-23Bibliographically approved
Zehra, K., Achtenhagen, L., Arshad, S. & Arshad, N. (2022). Collaborative value creation in a highly adverse context: Experiences of Hazara women entrepreneurs in Balochistan. In: S. Yousafzai,C. Henry, M. Boddington, S. Sheikh and A. Fayolle (Ed.), Research Handbook of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Value Creation: (pp. 83-102). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaborative value creation in a highly adverse context: Experiences of Hazara women entrepreneurs in Balochistan
2022 (English)In: Research Handbook of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Value Creation / [ed] S. Yousafzai,C. Henry, M. Boddington, S. Sheikh and A. Fayolle, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, p. 83-102Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter aims at contributing to the literature on non-economic value creation by exploring micro firms founded by female entrepreneurs in a highly adverse context. Drawing on the experiences of three Hazara women entrepreneurs, we outline the non-economic value created by them through collaborative activities that are typically aimed at jointly improving the life situation of Hazara women. Their informal ventures closely work with external stakeholders to manage the flow of resources and transforming these resources into exchanges between customers and suppliers. We advance a view of collaborative value creation that is informal, dynamic and recognizes the importance of non-financial value creation through informal training, resources and social legitimacy in constrained contextual settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022
Series
Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56476 (URN)10.4337/9781789901375.00013 (DOI)2-s2.0-85129457228 (Scopus ID)9781789901375 (ISBN)9781789901368 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-05-16 Created: 2022-05-16 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Achtenhagen, L. & Achtenhagen, C. (2022). Strategien und Maßnahmen zur Nachhaltigkeit in Unternehmen. In: K.-D. Müller, S. Siemon & R. Wallner (Ed.), Nachhaltigkeit und Gründung: Start-ups als Agenten der kulturellen Transformation (pp. 17-23). Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strategien und Maßnahmen zur Nachhaltigkeit in Unternehmen
2022 (German)In: Nachhaltigkeit und Gründung: Start-ups als Agenten der kulturellen Transformation / [ed] K.-D. Müller, S. Siemon & R. Wallner, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, 2022, p. 17-23Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer GmbH, 2022
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59089 (URN)978-3-17-040664-3 (ISBN)978-3-17-040665-0 (ISBN)978-3-17-040666-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-05 Created: 2022-12-05 Last updated: 2022-12-05Bibliographically approved
Achtenhagen, L., Haag, K., Hultén, K. & Lundgren, J. (2022). Torn between individual aspirations and the family legacy – individual career development in family firms. Career Development International, 27(2), 201-221
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Torn between individual aspirations and the family legacy – individual career development in family firms
2022 (English)In: Career Development International, ISSN 1362-0436, E-ISSN 1758-6003, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 201-221Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore individual career management by family members in the context of their family firms.

Design/methodology/approach: The interpretative interview study of family members active in family businesses explores how this context affects the choice, planning, goals and development of family members' careers in their family business.

Findings: The authors find that career management in the family business setting focuses on fulfilling the family business goals rather than the personal goals of family members. Career management is rather reactive and less self-directed than current literature on career development recommends. Based on the results, the authors develop a process model for individual career management in the family business context.

Originality/value: Little is known about individual career management of family members in a family business context, as research on careers in family firms has so far focused mainly on transgenerational succession. The authors explore how in family firms, the trend towards self-directed, individual career planning is in tension with a commitment to the family business and its legacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2022
Keywords
Family business, Family legacy, Interview study
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55513 (URN)10.1108/CDI-06-2020-0156 (DOI)000740693800001 ()2-s2.0-85122176833 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-01-12 Created: 2022-01-12 Last updated: 2022-12-18Bibliographically approved
McCauley, B. & Achtenhagen, L. (2021). Developing an Ecosystem Around Gaming Development for Regional Juvenation - The Case of the Arctic Game Lab. In: : . Paper presented at EMMA Conference 2021, 27-29 October, Jönköping, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing an Ecosystem Around Gaming Development for Regional Juvenation - The Case of the Arctic Game Lab
2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58735 (URN)
Conference
EMMA Conference 2021, 27-29 October, Jönköping, Sweden
Available from: 2022-10-28 Created: 2022-10-28 Last updated: 2022-10-28Bibliographically approved
Eslami, M. H., Jafari, H., Achtenhagen, L., Carlbäck, J. & Wong, A. (2021). Financial performance and supply chain dynamic capabilities: the Moderating Role of Industry 4.0 technologies. International Journal of Production Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Financial performance and supply chain dynamic capabilities: the Moderating Role of Industry 4.0 technologies
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2021 (English)In: International Journal of Production Research, ISSN 0020-7543, E-ISSN 1366-588XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Industry 4.0 digital technologies are becoming indispensable for firms striving to enhance their supply chain capabilities and financial performance, but how these relationships play out in practice remains unclear. To address this issue, this study assesses the relationship between supply chain integration, supply chain agility, and financial performance from a dynamic capability perspective. Further analyses are conducted to establish whether Industry 4.0 digital technologies moderate the association between (a) supply chain integration and supply chain agility and (b) supply chain agility and financial performance. Findings based on the data pertaining to a sample of 274 Swedish manufacturing firms indicate that supply chain agility fully mediates the link between supply chain integration and financial performance. However, while Industry 4.0 digital technologies strengthen the effect of supply chain agility on financial performance, they do not moderate the relationship between supply chain integration and supply chain agility. These findings contribute to the ongoing debate regarding how digital technologies play a role in achieving competitive advantage in interplay with dynamic capabilities related to the supply chain. These findings are relevant for decision-makers, as they address the need for organisational adjustments beyond the mere introduction of Industry 4.0 technologies to fully reap their benefits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2021
Keywords
Agility, integration, Industry 4.0, financial performance, dynamic capabilitiy
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54384 (URN)10.1080/00207543.2021.1966850 (DOI)000691236700001 ()2-s2.0-85113860383 (Scopus ID)HOA;;761999 (Local ID)HOA;;761999 (Archive number)HOA;;761999 (OAI)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationTore Browaldhs stiftelseEuropean Regional Development Fund (ERDF)Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
Available from: 2021-09-01 Created: 2021-09-01 Last updated: 2022-11-07
Achtenhagen, L. & Jansson, A. (2021). ’Greta Who?’ - How Swedish media companies frame their stance towards sustainability. In: : . Paper presented at EMMA Conference 2021, 27-29 October, Jönköping, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>’Greta Who?’ - How Swedish media companies frame their stance towards sustainability
2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55461 (URN)
Conference
EMMA Conference 2021, 27-29 October, Jönköping, Sweden
Available from: 2022-01-05 Created: 2022-01-05 Last updated: 2022-01-07Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7415-7519

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