Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Effectuation in Business to Government Context
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Effectuation is a theory about entrepreneurial problem-solving and management that was first identified by Sarasvathy (2001). Effectual logic has proven to be particularly useful when the company is functioning under the conditions of high uncertainty or goal ambiguity. It is an already widely-studied topic and it has been examined in various contexts, but one field that has completely lacked the attention of the researchers is the business to government context. Our study is focusing on effectuation in business to government context in specific and the aim of our study is to find out (1) how the business to government context influences the application of effectual logic, (2) and what the potential outcomes for innovation are. We used action research to build understanding through a deep involvement with a case organization. Through an experiment involving managers of our case organization, we could find which process is used, and how it relates to the context. Our conclusions show that business to government context sets some limitations to effectual approaches, and we present a framework which represents this effectual process observed in our case organization. In addition, grounded on our previous findings, we analyzed how this practiced process, and the context, set barriers to innovation as well: results such as difficulties to gain pre-commitments, inability to spread risk among stakeholders and difficulty to run pilot projects, are some of the observed findings. On the other hand, we argue that this brought to a focus on incremental innovations, which are new features added to pre-existing products sold to pre-existing clients. At the end of our study we come up with implications for researchers, which could be used to direct future contextual studies regarding effectuation and innovation. But also, some implications for policy makers and managers are presented, so to suggest ways to lower barriers for radical innovation in business to government, and create a more innovative friendly context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 70 p.
Keyword [en]
Effectuation, Business to Government, Innovation, Public Sector, Public Procurement.
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35873ISRN: JU-IHH-FÖA-2-20170494OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-35873DiVA: diva2:1106413
External cooperation
Anonymous
Subject / course
IHH, Business Administration
Presentation
2017-06-02, Jönköping, 14:00 (English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2017-06-29 Created: 2017-06-07 Last updated: 2017-06-29Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Behm Pavoncelli_Thesis_07_06_17(697 kB)64 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 697 kBChecksum SHA-512
58b6cbe281ba66aa45327012ee98a84e5c17e5c4b0d97682f34bc745b86f1f42e71a3a7aab4ec677fe17e4d72c3b91840b2bb0be7ccb22b366c3442f2d754d50
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Jönköping International Business School
Business Administration

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 64 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 66 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf