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Lopez-Vega, H., Tell, F. & Gillmore, E. (2019). Dancing with an economic turmoil in emerging markets: A Longitudinal Study of Subsidiary Role Change in Swedish R&D Subsidiaries. In: : . Paper presented at Academy of International Business (AIB).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dancing with an economic turmoil in emerging markets: A Longitudinal Study of Subsidiary Role Change in Swedish R&D Subsidiaries
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Keywords
Swedish subsidiaries, Emerging markets
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45515 (URN)
Conference
Academy of International Business (AIB)
Funder
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-08-09
Lopez-Vega, H. & Ots, M. (2019). How do digital capabilities change institutionalised professionalpractices? A response from Swedish media companies. In: : . Paper presented at R&D Management Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How do digital capabilities change institutionalised professionalpractices? A response from Swedish media companies
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

For over two centuries, technology has reshaped professional work. In most cases, these changes were positive as they have created new areas of work for professions and destroyed relatively few. Recently, however, technological change i.e. digitalization has also negatively impacted professionals with numerous professions, such as journalist, doctors, accountants. While research has extensively focused on digital technologies, per se, research has ignored its effect on the agents implementing technologies i.e. professionals. We suggest that organizing digitalization involves not only recombining physical and digital technologies but also reconstructing institutional professions. We use a comparative case study of two of the oldest Swedish newspaper companies to present: 1) two paths to build digital capabilities i.e. building digital capabilities or acquiring digital capabilities and 2) detail a change in the professional practices. Our results portray how digitalization changed professionals from doing occupational tasks to build collaborative relations with other professions.

Keywords
Digitalization, organizational boundaries, innovation
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45517 (URN)
Conference
R&D Management Conference
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-08-09
Ots, M., Lopez-Vega, H. & Johansson, A. (2019). Stretching the knowledge boundaries of the firm: How local newspapers reinvent organizational practices in a digital world. In: : . Paper presented at European Media Management Association Conference, "Media Management and Actionable Knowledge: The Relationship between Theory and Practice", Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, June 5-9.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stretching the knowledge boundaries of the firm: How local newspapers reinvent organizational practices in a digital world
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Media and Communications Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43700 (URN)
Conference
European Media Management Association Conference, "Media Management and Actionable Knowledge: The Relationship between Theory and Practice", Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, June 5-9
Available from: 2019-05-20 Created: 2019-05-20 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved
Dąbrowska, J., Lopez-Vega, H. & Ritala, P. (2019). Waking the sleeping beauty: Swarovski’s open innovation journey. R &D Management, 49(5), 775-788
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Waking the sleeping beauty: Swarovski’s open innovation journey
2019 (English)In: R &D Management, ISSN 0033-6807, E-ISSN 1467-9310, Vol. 49, no 5, p. 775-788Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Even in today’s turbulent business environment, there are companies in many industries that have enjoyed decades of relatively undisturbed success. However, eventually, after such prolonged periods of calm, existing market positions are challenged. We describe such companies as ‘Sleeping Beauties’ and discuss how they can reinvent themselves through opening up of their boundaries and moving from compartmentalized exploitation and exploration efforts to a more dynamic ambidexterity model. We analyse Swarovski’s open innovation journey in this regard, instigated as a response to recent changes in its business environment. Our analysis of this process offers useful insights for companies struggling with similar problems. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-44375 (URN)10.1111/radm.12374 (DOI)000491430300007 ()2-s2.0-85065463226 (Scopus ID);IHHMMTCIS (Local ID);IHHMMTCIS (Archive number);IHHMMTCIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-06-11 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2019-11-14Bibliographically approved
Lopez-Vega, H. & Lakemond, N. (2019). Why don’t endowments of unique natural resources lead to innovation? Aligning strategy, processes, and resources to build innovation capabilitie. In: : . Paper presented at Academy of International Business.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why don’t endowments of unique natural resources lead to innovation? Aligning strategy, processes, and resources to build innovation capabilitie
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Based on a single longitudinal case study of the largest Brazilian cosmetic company, Natura Cosmetics, from 2001 to 2018, we show how Natura integrated open strategy and open innovation as an intertwined and evolutionary process, making changes to this process in several phases. The findings highlight how participative forms of strategy formulation (i.e., open strategy) and collaborative innovation (i.e., open innovation) help to build innovation capabilities for EMNEs. The findings also point to the dynamic and temporal character of capability building and suggest that EMNEs implement open strategy and open innovation in emerging markets in several phases through the continuous interaction and re-adjustment of innovation plans, innovation goals, and open innovation processes. The article presents how Natura initially implemented open innovation to address specific technology problems (initiation and formation phases) to generate opportunities for the Brazilian ecosystem (establishment and consolidation phases).

Keywords
emerging markets, open innovation, open strategy, innovation capabilities
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45516 (URN)
Conference
Academy of International Business
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-08-09
Lopez-Vega, H. & Lakemond, N. (2019). Why don't endowments of unique natural ressoruces lead to innovation? Aligning strategy, processes and resources to build innovation capabilities. In: : . Paper presented at 2019 Global Gathering of PRME Community RMER - Responsible Management Education Research Multistakeholder Engagement for Agenda 2030.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why don't endowments of unique natural ressoruces lead to innovation? Aligning strategy, processes and resources to build innovation capabilities
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Although natural resources, such as forests, ores, and agriculture crops, are essential for emerging market firms to build innovation capabilities that contribute to their global competitive advantage, existing innovation research has mainly built on studies of emerging market firms in manufacturing-intensive industries. As the conditions in these two contexts are very different, this article explores how emerging market multinationals (EMNEs) operating in natural resource–intensive industries build their innovation capabilities. Based on a single longitudinal case study of the largest Brazilian cosmetic company, Natura Cosmetics, from 2001 to 2018, we show how Natura integrated open strategy and open innovation as an intertwined and evolutionary process, making changes to this process in several phases. The findings highlight how participative forms of strategy formulation (i.e., open strategy) and collaborative innovation (i.e., open innovation) help to build unique innovation capabilities for EMNEs. The findings also point to the dynamic and temporal character of capability building and suggest that EMNEs implement open strategy and open innovation in emerging markets in several phases through the continuous interaction and re-adjustment of innovation plans, innovation goals, and open innovation processes. The article presents how Natura initially implemented open innovation to address specific technology problems (initiation and formation phases) to generate opportunities for the Brazilian national ecosystem (establishment and consolidation phases).

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46474 (URN)
Conference
2019 Global Gathering of PRME Community RMER - Responsible Management Education Research Multistakeholder Engagement for Agenda 2030
Funder
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-04
Markowska, M. & Lopez-Vega, H. (2018). Entrepreneurial storying: Winepreneurs as crafters of regional identity stories. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 19(4), 282-297
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurial storying: Winepreneurs as crafters of regional identity stories
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ISSN 1465-7503, E-ISSN 2043-6882, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 282-297Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Context and entrepreneurship are intertwined. In some contexts, the ability to craft a compelling regional identity story may become crucial for enacting entrepreneurial action. Building on an in-depth case study of the recent revival of a Spanish wine region, we analyze the interaction between regional context (i.e. regional identity) and entrepreneurial behavior. We find that to facilitate the creation of conducive conditions for entrepreneurial action, entrepreneurs craft regional identity stories. We show that stories both reflect and possess agency and propose that storying is a process of constructing new identity stories. Specifically, we identify three different types of narratives and observe that the local winepreneurs actively engage in storying—that is, contextualizing the story to their needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
entrepreneurial agency, entrepreneurial context, identity stories, narratives, storytelling
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39376 (URN)10.1177/1465750318772285 (DOI)000446703100006 ()2-s2.0-85046699082 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved
Lopez-Vega, H. (2018). Open innovation in emerging markets: a longitudinal study of the antecedents, micro-foundations, and outcomes of dynamic capabilities. In: : . Paper presented at DRUID18, Copenhagen, 11-13 June, 2018, Denmark.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Open innovation in emerging markets: a longitudinal study of the antecedents, micro-foundations, and outcomes of dynamic capabilities
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42034 (URN)
Conference
DRUID18, Copenhagen, 11-13 June, 2018, Denmark
Available from: 2018-11-14 Created: 2018-11-14 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved
Lopez-Vega, H., Lakemond, N., Garnica, L. A. & Hashiba, L. (2018). Open Innovation in Emerging Markets and New Capabilities Generation. In: : . Paper presented at ISPIM innovation conference, 17-20 June, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Manchester: The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Open Innovation in Emerging Markets and New Capabilities Generation
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Innovation in emerging markets used to be a long catch-up process that requires investments in internal R&D. Now, this process involves aligning external and internal actors with company's innovation strategy and capabilities. This study illustrates how a Brazilian multinational - Natura Cosmetics - progresses from traditional strategy formulation to open strategy and open innovation processes when increasing the involvement of external actors. In different phases of open innovation and strategy the company acquired new capabilities to implement several models of collaboration besides the innovation ecosystem engagement as the partnerships became more important to the company and its innovation strategy. The results also showed that companies in emerging markets have different open innovation challenges than companies in emerged markets and these particularities in many cases are related to need and opportunity of new innovation capabilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Manchester: The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), 2018
Keywords
open innovation, open strategy, emerging markets, innovation capabilities, innovation management, innovation culture
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42035 (URN)
Conference
ISPIM innovation conference, 17-20 June, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden
Available from: 2018-11-14 Created: 2018-11-14 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved
Silveira, F. F., Sbragia, R., Lopez-Vega, H. & Tell, F. (2017). Determinants of reverse knowledge transfer for emerging market multinationals: The role of complexity, autonomy and embeddedness. Revista de Administração, 52(2), 176-188
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Determinants of reverse knowledge transfer for emerging market multinationals: The role of complexity, autonomy and embeddedness
2017 (English)In: Revista de Administração, ISSN 0080-2107, Vol. 52, no 2, p. 176-188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Subsidiaries conduct innovation activities in foreign markets either to capture valuable knowledge that is necessary to adapt their products to local markets or to create valuable knowledge for headquarters. For emerging market multinationals, most studies have overlooked the determinants of successful reverse knowledge transfer from subsidiaries located in emerging and developed markets. This paper analyzed the responses of a survey administered to 78 Brazilian multinationals that own subsidiaries in developed and emerging markets. We found that knowledge complexity developed at the subsidiary, its autonomy and embeddedness in the foreign market determine the successful reverse knowledge transfer to headquarters of emerging market multinationals. This paper contributes to previous studies of reverse knowledge transfer by underlying the main drivers for emerging market multinationals.

Abstract [pt]

Subsidiárias realizam atividades de inovação em mercados estrangeiros, quer para capturar o conhecimento valioso que é necessário para adaptar seus produtos aos mercados locais ou para criar conhecimento de alto valor para a sede. No contexto de multinacionais de mercados emergentes, a maioria dos estudos têm negligenciado os determinantes da transferência de conhecimetno provenientes de subsidiárias (transferência reversa). Foram analisadas as respostas de uma pesquisa realizada com 78 multinacionais brasileiras que possuem subsidiárias em mercados desenvolvidos e emergentes. Verificou-se que a complexidade do conhecimento desenvolvido na subsidiária, bem como a sua autonomia e inserção no mercado externo determinam o fluxo de transferência reversa de conhecimento na empresa multinacional emergente. Este trabalho enriquece estudos anteriores sobre transferência reversa de conhecimento destacando os principais drivers para as multinacionais dos mercados emergentes.

Abstract [es]

Filiales realizan actividades de innovación en los mercados extranjeros, ya sea para capturar el conocimiento valioso que es necesario para adaptar sus productos a los mercados locales, o con el fin de crear conocimiento de alto valor para su sede. Respecto a las multinacionales de mercados emergentes, en la mayor parte de los estudios no se ha dado la debida atención a los factores determinantes de la transferencia de conocimiento a partir de filiales (transferencia inversa). En este estudio se analizan las respuestas de una encuesta realizada a 78 multinacionales brasileñas que poseen filiales en mercados desarrollados y emergentes. Los resultados indican que la complejidad del conocimiento desarrollado en la filial, así como su autonomía e inserción en el mercado externo determinan el flujo de transferencia inversa de conocimiento en la empresa multinacional emergente. Con este trabajo, se colabora al desarrollo de los estudios acerca de la transferencia inversa de conocimiento, con énfasis en los principales drivers para las multinacionales de mercados emergentes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universidade de Sao Paulo, 2017
Keywords
Reverse knowledge transfer, Emerging multinationals, Brazilian multinationals
National Category
Business Administration Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34678 (URN)10.1016/j.rausp.2016.12.007 (DOI)IHHMMTCIS (Local ID)IHHMMTCIS (Archive number)IHHMMTCIS (OAI)
Available from: 2017-01-12 Created: 2017-01-12 Last updated: 2019-02-05Bibliographically approved
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