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Saemundsson, RögnvaldurORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8563-9078
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McKelvey, M., Saemundsson, R. & Zaring, O. (2018). A Recent Crisis in Regenerative Medicine: Analyzing Governance in Order to Identify Public Policy Issues. Science and Public Policy, 45(5), 608-620
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Recent Crisis in Regenerative Medicine: Analyzing Governance in Order to Identify Public Policy Issues
2018 (English)In: Science and Public Policy, ISSN 0302-3427, E-ISSN 1471-5430, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 608-620Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses upon issues that public policy makers need to address, when trying to stimulate world-leading research into new areas, which are potentially also valuable to solving societal challenges. Our analysis helps contribute to the theoretical discussions about governance of new knowledge. We focus upon the sequence of events surrounding the main actors of a recent crisis of regenerative medicine in Sweden. We define governance theoretically, and use a conceptual model in order to structure the empirical analysis. Regenerative medicine is an interesting setting to explore these topics, not least because both public and private actors are often involved, and because governments struggle with how to promote ‘translational research’, e.g. diffusing scientific research into clinical practice. Our case study helps understand the process that led up to a crisis in regenerative medicine and identifies and discusses four issues that need to be addressed by policy makers. © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018
Keywords
innovation policy, governance, medical research and innovation
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38627 (URN)10.1093/scipol/scx085 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
McKelvey, M. & Saemundsson, R. (2018). An evolutionary model of innovation policy: conceptualizing the growth of knowledge in innovation policy as an evolution of policy. Industrial and Corporate Change, 27(5), 851-865
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An evolutionary model of innovation policy: conceptualizing the growth of knowledge in innovation policy as an evolution of policy
2018 (English)In: Industrial and Corporate Change, ISSN 0960-6491, E-ISSN 1464-3650, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 851-865Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Our purpose is to propose a conceptual model of the growth of knowledge in innovation policy making. We explicitly draw upon evolutionary economics to conceptualize learning as an evolutionary process of the growth of knowledge about policy problems and their solutions. Our model points to the central role of the variation and selective retention of policy alternatives and contributes to the current debate about how to build capacity through and for mission-oriented innovation policies, to address grand social challenges. © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Associazione ICC. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38626 (URN)10.1093/icc/dty035 (DOI)2-s2.0-85058098305 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding: Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship

Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Saemundsson, R. & Candi, M. (2017). Absorptive Capacity and the Identification of Opportunities in New Technology-Based Firms. Technovation, 64-65, 43-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Absorptive Capacity and the Identification of Opportunities in New Technology-Based Firms
2017 (English)In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, E-ISSN 1879-2383, Vol. 64-65, p. 43-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this work is to investigate relationships between knowledge and opportunities in new ventures. More specifically, this work proposes and empirically tests how potential absorptive capacity is related with the identification of opportunities in new technology-based firms (NTBFs). To take into account the unique nature of NTBFs we divide potential absorptive capacity into problem absorptive capacity, i.e. the ability to identify and acquire knowledge of the goals, aspirations and needs of current and potential customers, and solution absorptive capacity, i.e. the ability to identify and acquire external knowledge of solutions to fulfill them. We develop three hypotheses, which predict that both problem absorptive capacity and solution absorptive capacity will be positively related with the identification of opportunities in NTBFs and that they will reinforce each other. The findings support the importance of making a distinction between the two proposed dimensions of potential absorptive capacity and shed light on their effectiveness and interaction for the identification of opportunities. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kidlington: Pergamon Press, 2017
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38628 (URN)10.1016/j.technovation.2017.06.001 (DOI)000408782600004 ()2-s2.0-85021760826 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2019-01-02Bibliographically approved
McKelvey, M. & Saemundsson, R. (2017). An evolutionary model of science policy: Routines and the growth of knowledge in policy-making organisations. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 14(3-4), 298-311
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An evolutionary model of science policy: Routines and the growth of knowledge in policy-making organisations
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, ISSN 1756-9850, E-ISSN 1756-9869, Vol. 14, no 3-4, p. 298-311Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper proposes an evolutionary model of science policy. The paper draws upon evolutionary economics and associated applications to theory of the firm on routines and the role of knowledge in decision-making. This strand of literature is called the growth of knowledge perspective, because routines are assumed to embody useful knowledge about problems to be solved and potential solutions to them. This paper develops a conceptual model, based upon this literature and Campbell’s evolutionary epistemology. The paper proposes that the equivalent of firm routines is, in the science policy context, public policy alternatives such as policy instruments. Moreover, the paper develops notions of science policy fields, and puts them in an evolutionary model in order to understand the creation of variety, retention and selection amongst policy alternatives. © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Milton Keynes: InderScience Publishers, 2017
Keywords
Evolutionary epistemology, Evolutionary models, Growth of knowledge, Organisational evolution, Organisational routines, Policy-making, Policy-making organisations, Public policy, Retention, Science policy, Selection, Variety
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36507 (URN)10.1504/IJEBR.2017.087514 (DOI)2-s2.0-85031802227 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved
Saemundsson, R., McKelvey, M. & Zaring, O. (2016). Aiming high and failing spectacularly: Lessons from a recent crisis in regenerative medicine. In: EU-SPRI Conference: Lund 2016: Book of abstracts. Paper presented at The 2016 EU-SPRI Conference, Lund, Sweden, June 7-10, 2016 (pp. 319-320).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aiming high and failing spectacularly: Lessons from a recent crisis in regenerative medicine
2016 (English)In: EU-SPRI Conference: Lund 2016: Book of abstracts, 2016, p. 319-320Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Governance of change, Medical innovation, Regenerative medicine, Crisis of legitimacy
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32492 (URN)
Conference
The 2016 EU-SPRI Conference, Lund, Sweden, June 7-10, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-26 Created: 2016-11-26 Last updated: 2016-11-29Bibliographically approved
Saemundsson, R. (2016). Co-evolution of medical and engineering knowledge. In: : . Paper presented at 16th Congress of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, Montreal, Canada, July 6-8th, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Co-evolution of medical and engineering knowledge
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32491 (URN)
Conference
16th Congress of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, Montreal, Canada, July 6-8th, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-26 Created: 2016-11-26 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
McKelvey, M., Saemundsson, R. & Zaring, O. (2016). Governance of medical research and innovation: Lessons from a recent crisis in regenerative medicine. In: : . Paper presented at 16th Congress of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, Montreal, Canada, July 6-8th, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Governance of medical research and innovation: Lessons from a recent crisis in regenerative medicine
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32490 (URN)
Conference
16th Congress of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, Montreal, Canada, July 6-8th, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-26 Created: 2016-11-26 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Kristinsson, K., Candi, M. & Saemundsson, R. (2016). The Relationship between Founder Team Diversity and Innovation Performance: The Moderating Role of Causation Logic. Long range planning, 49(4), 464-476
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Relationship between Founder Team Diversity and Innovation Performance: The Moderating Role of Causation Logic
2016 (English)In: Long range planning, ISSN 0024-6301, E-ISSN 1873-1872, Vol. 49, no 4, p. 464-476Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines two factors commonly thought to be potential contributors to business success, namely diversity and the logic that drives entrepreneurial decision making. The empirical context is new ventures, and data collected using a survey of new ventures are used to investigate the contribution of founder team informational diversity to innovation performance, as well as the moderating effect of the degree of causation logic used in decision making.

The findings confirm that founder team informational diversity is positively related to both idea generation and the implementation of ideas into new products or services. Furthermore, the findings suggest that the relationships between founder diversity and both idea generation and realized innovation are moderated by the logic of entrepreneurial decision making. The relationship between founder team informational diversity and idea generation is stronger when decision making is based on strong causation logic, while the relationship between founder team informational diversity and realized innovation is stronger when decision making is based to a lesser degree on causation logic. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kidlington: Pergamon Press, 2016
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30219 (URN)10.1016/j.lrp.2015.12.013 (DOI)2-s2.0-84953455460 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-01-21 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Saemundsson, R. (2015). Coevolution of medical and engineering knowledge. In: : . Paper presented at Workshop on Medical Innovation (WOMI15), Valencia, Spain, December 3-4, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coevolution of medical and engineering knowledge
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30222 (URN)
Conference
Workshop on Medical Innovation (WOMI15), Valencia, Spain, December 3-4, 2015
Available from: 2016-01-21 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2016-01-28Bibliographically approved
Saemundsson, R. & Holmén, M. (2015). The endogenous nature of entrepreneurship: How capital structure changes influence who identify and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities. In: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2015: 3 – 6 February, Adelaide, Australia. Paper presented at 11th Annual ACERE Conference, Sydney, Australia, February 3-6, 2015 (pp. 26-26).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The endogenous nature of entrepreneurship: How capital structure changes influence who identify and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities
2015 (English)In: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2015: 3 – 6 February, Adelaide, Australia, 2015, p. 26-26Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurs create and appropriate value by designing a system of interconnected and interdependent activities that determine how they do business. These activity systems span beyond the individual firm and compose complex interconnected ecosystems. Current research focuses on how entrepreneurs design new activity systems but do not focus on how these changes create new entrepreneurial opportunities and for whom. In this paper we ask why some people but not others identify and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities following changes in an activity system. Based on Lachmann’s theory of capital we develop a theoretical framework for analyzing how changes in the structure of activities in terms of knowledge substitution affect the knowledge required to identify and exploit opportunities by focusing on the role of complementarities and multiple specificities of capital resources. The results have implications for our understanding of the endogenous nature of entrepreneurship and the coevolution of business model innovation and innovation ecosystems.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30224 (URN)
Conference
11th Annual ACERE Conference, Sydney, Australia, February 3-6, 2015
Available from: 2016-01-21 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
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