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Sollander, K. (2020). Organisational ambidexterity in practice: a study of managerial work in manufacturing SMEs. (Licentiate dissertation). Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering
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2020 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering, 2020. p. 57
Series
JTH Dissertation Series ; 051
Keywords
Organisational ambidexterity, Manufacturing SMEs, Managerial work, Organisatorisk ambidexteritet, Tillverkande små till medelstora företag, Ledningsarbete
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47360 (URN)978-91-87289-54-5 (ISBN)
Presentation
2020-01-23, E1405, Tekniska Högskolan, Jönköping University, Jönköping, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Engström, A., Barry, D., Sollander, K., Edh Mirzaei, N. & Johansson, A. (2019). Embracing the unplanned: Organizational ambidexterity within manufacturing SMEs. In: Academy of Management Proceedings: . Paper presented at 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) 2019, August 9-13, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Academy of Management, Article ID 14906.
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2019 (English)In: Academy of Management Proceedings, Academy of Management , 2019, article id 14906Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Organizational Ambidexterity (OA)–the ability to simultaneously pursue exploration and exploitation–is increasingly being advocated as a way to gain competitive advantage. Most of the work on OA has focused on large, multi-divisional organizations, resulting in frameworks and prescriptions that have little utility for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With this in mind, we report on the first year of an exploratory, quasi-experimental study of ambidexterity within six small-to-medium manufacturing enterprises in Sweden. The research is characterized by an emic, ‘invented here’ approach, where companies closely examine their current exploration and exploitation practices, use their findings to formulate more advanced OA approaches uniquely suited to their values and circumstances, and iteratively apply and refine these over a four year period. It appears that the construct of ‘unplanned’ and associated sub-constructs such as ‘disturbance, crashes, and interruption’ could be an important key to framing and improving OA within these SMEs and perhaps more generally.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Management, 2019
Series
Academy of Management Proceedings, ISSN 0065-0668, E-ISSN 2151-6561 ; 1
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45623 (URN)10.5465/AMBPP.2019.14906abstract (DOI)
Conference
79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) 2019, August 9-13, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sollander, K., Engström, A. & Wikner, J. (2018). A framework for task-based ambidexterity in manufacturing SMEs. In: Moon I., Lee G., Park J., Kiritsis D., von Cieminski G. (Ed.), Moon I., Lee G., Park J., Kiritsis D., von Cieminski G. (Ed.), Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management for Data-Driven, Intelligent, Collaborative, and Sustainable Manufacturing. APMS 2018.: . Paper presented at IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2018, Seoul, Korea, August 26-30, 2018 (pp. 518-525). Cham: Springer, 535
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2018 (English)In: Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management for Data-Driven, Intelligent, Collaborative, and Sustainable Manufacturing. APMS 2018. / [ed] Moon I., Lee G., Park J., Kiritsis D., von Cieminski G., Cham: Springer, 2018, Vol. 535, p. 518-525Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To be competitive, it is important for companies to create a breeding ground for innovation without jeopardizing productivity. The challenge posed by industrial companies and the innovation research community is how to promote innovation while achieving efficient execution. The ability to balance execution and innovation is referred to as organizational ambidexterity (OA), which includes several dimensions, concepts and approaches where a central task can be identified. The purpose of this paper is to investigate what consequences result from different dimensions of a task in relation to the types of its actions, and their effects on OA. The focus of the task is firstly investigated, followed by the development of nine scenarios via combining the designers’ and the performers’ perspectives of the task. A brief analysis of the scenarios indicates that there is no single optimal scenario; rather, the scenarios represent different states that are appropriate for certain conditions, and dynamic adaptation should be encouraged in relation to the changing conditions. This type of dynamics is particularly expected to prevail in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) because the roles that are responsible for tasks in these organizations are less specialized. Therefore, SMEs must define tasks that include both explorative and exploitative parts, either simultaneously or sequentially, to stimulate employees to work ambidextrously and thereby develop the concept of task-based ambidexterity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238, E-ISSN 1868-422X ; 535
Keywords
Organizational ambidexterity Task-based SME
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41344 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-99704-9_63 (DOI)2-s2.0-85053265783 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-99703-2 (ISBN)978-3-319-99704-9 (ISBN)
Conference
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2018, Seoul, Korea, August 26-30, 2018
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sollander, K. & Edh Mirzaei, N. (2018). Contextualising ambidexterity in small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises. In: : . Paper presented at 25th International Annual EurOMA Conference, June 24-26th, 2018 Budapest, Hungary.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contextualising ambidexterity in small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41341 (URN)
Conference
25th International Annual EurOMA Conference, June 24-26th, 2018 Budapest, Hungary
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Engström, G., Hilletofth, P., Eriksson, D. & Sollander, K. (2018). Drivers and barriers of reshoring in the Swedish manufacturing industry. World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), 7(3), 195-220
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2018 (English)In: World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR), ISSN 1749-4729, E-ISSN 1749-4737, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 195-220Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to explore reshoring drivers and barriers in the Swedish manufacturing industry. The research is based on case research including five case companies from the Swedish manufacturing industry with experience of manufacturing reshoring. The empirical findings are compared to the existing literature to identify any potential gaps between the existing literature and the Swedish manufacturing context. The findings suggest that quality related issues, an increased degree of automation, and improved cost performance at the home base are the strongest reshoring drivers for Swedish manufacturing companies. The identified drivers and barriers are transferable and have the potential to be building blocks for researchers and practitioners to better understand the reshoring phenomena. The findings also show that further research should focus on reshoring drivers and barriers in relation to specific reshoring characteristics (e.g., ownership, scale of production being reshored, and position in the supply chain).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2018
Keywords
reshoring; insourcing; offshoring; outsourcing; supply chain; Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37900 (URN)10.1504/WRITR.2018.093550 (DOI)2-s2.0-85050829597 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Engström, G., Sollander, K., Hilletofth, P. & Eriksson, D. (2018). Reshoring drivers and barriers in the Swedish manufacturing industry. Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, 11(2), 174-201
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing, ISSN 2398-5364, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 174-201Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore reshoring drivers and barriers from a Swedish manufacturing perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is a case study, including four Swedish manufacturing companies, with focus on drivers and barriers from the context of the Swedish manufacturing industry. A literature review of previously established drivers and barriers is used to map out the empirical findings and thereby identify potential gaps between the current body of literature and drivers and barriers from a Swedish manufacturing context.

Findings

The findings of the study suggest that quality issues continue to be one of the strongest reshoring drivers. Except for product quality, quality is also connected to host country’s infrastructure, communication and service. The supply chain perspective is a source of several drivers and is identified as a perspective often overlooked in offshoring decisions. Barriers related to firm specifics were more elaborately discussed by the companies, especially concerning calculation of location decision and the need to invest in resources, which allows for a higher level of capacity at the home country facility.

Research limitations/implications

The study develops a structured table of reshoring drivers and barriers which can serve as a base for future research. Future research on the calculation of location decisions is deemed as a crucial step to further understand reshoring and aid companies in the decision-making process.

Practical implications

The drivers and barriers identified in the study can give practitioners insight into reshoring from the perspective of the Swedish manufacturing industry and thus aid in future manufacturing location decisions. The table of drivers and barriers can also be important to understand how Sweden can strengthen its competitive advantage and motivate more companies to reshore manufacturing.

Originality/value

This is one of only few papers from the Nordic countries and also one of few case studies examining reshoring in manufacturing companies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Qualitative, Supply chain, Outsourcing, Offshoring, Insourcing, Backshoring, Reshoring
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37790 (URN)10.1108/JGOSS-06-2017-0014 (DOI)000435300800002 ()2-s2.0-85047144112 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-10-27 Created: 2017-10-27 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Sequeira, M., Hilletofth, P., Eriksson, D. & Sollander, K. (2018). Reshoring drivers in a Swedish manufacturing context. In: : . Paper presented at 27th International IPSERA Conference, Athens, March 25-28, 2018..
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39084 (URN)
Conference
27th International IPSERA Conference, Athens, March 25-28, 2018.
Available from: 2018-04-09 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Hedvall, L., Sollander, K., Wikner, J. & Hilletofth, P. (2017). Dimensionering av kapacitet i 14 företag. Bättre Produktivitet (6), 16-21
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2017 (Swedish)In: Bättre Produktivitet, ISSN 1402-1145, no 6, p. 16-21Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bättre Produktivitet i Viksjö, 2017
National Category
Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39036 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-21 Created: 2018-03-21 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Sollander, K., Hilletofth, P. & Eriksson, D. (2017). Varför flyttar svenska företag hem sin produktion?. Bättre produktivitet (5), 16-21
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2017 (Swedish)In: Bättre produktivitet, no 5, p. 16-21Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bättre Produktivitet i Viksjö, 2017
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37254 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-11 Created: 2017-09-11 Last updated: 2017-09-11Bibliographically approved
Hilletofth, P., Eriksson, D. & Sollander, K. (2016). Guldfiskbeslut av Ericsson att flytta ut produktionen. Intelligent logistik : inköp, logistik, produktion, affärer (6-7), 8-9
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2016 (Swedish)In: Intelligent logistik : inköp, logistik, produktion, affärer, ISSN 1653-9451, no 6-7, p. 8-9Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Intelligent logistik, 2016
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34560 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved
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