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Holzweissig, K. & Rundquist, J. (2017). Factors affecting organisational acceptance of formal NPD processes. International Journal of Innovation Management, 21(2), Article ID 1750011.
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2017 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877, Vol. 21, no 2, article id 1750011Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Formal new product development (NPD) processes have become an important tool in NPD management. However, our understanding of what makes formal NPD process implementation successful in terms of acceptance and performance is still limited. This paper contributes to an improved understanding of factors affecting the acceptance and use of formal NPD processes. Our results show that acceptance of formal NPD processes is determined by several factors, such as ease of use, transparency of discourse, continuous improvement, involvement of NPD actors, and the ability to bridge differences in thinking. Furthermore, that acceptance of formal NPD processes affects NPD performance positively. These results draw on data from a survey posted to employees working for nine large manufacturers of commercial vehicles worldwide. The results should encourage managers to consider and enhance the factors affecting acceptance. This could be done through using new media for publication to increase transparency and perceived ease of use of the NPD process. Further acceptance of the formal NPD process is increased if it mirrors an operative reality and if organisational structures for improvement of the process are implemented and inclusive to employees involved in NPD. © 2017 World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Imperial College Press, 2017
Keywords
New product development, implementation of formal NPD processes, acceptance of formal NPD processes, NPD performance
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35604 (URN)10.1142/S1363919617500116 (DOI)000395120700001 ()2-s2.0-84976308253 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Florén, H., Rundquist, J. & Fischer, S. (2016). Entrepreneurial orientation and human resource management: effects from HRM practices. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, 3(2), 164-180
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurial orientation and human resource management: effects from HRM practices
2016 (English)In: Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, ISSN 2051-6614, E-ISSN 2051-6622, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 164-180Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between HRM practices and entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in large established firms. More specifically, the purpose is to add to the understanding of the influence of HRM practices on EO.

Design/methodology/approach

An e-mail survey was distributed to a sample of Swedish and German manufacturing firms in high-tech and medium high-tech manufacturing industries, and firms in knowledge-intensive services sectors, with more than 250 employees. In total, 810 surveys were distributed, with a response rate of 12.7 per cent. Findings - The results show that an emphasis on entrepreneurial aspects leads to an increased EO only in the case of training and development. A conclusion therefore is that it seems difficult to recruit personnel or to use appraisal and rewards as to create EO on a firm level.

Practical implications

The study indicates that firms aiming to increase their EO should make sure to emphasize entrepreneurial aspects during staff training and development activities. Originality/value - This empirical study paves the way towards a better understanding of the link between HRM practices and EO. The results should be of interest for both HR professionals and researchers interested in understanding this important relationship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016
Keywords
Entrepreneurial orientation, HRM practices
National Category
Business Administration Work Sciences Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35657 (URN)10.1108/JOEPP-03-2016-0029 (DOI)000399105800004 ()
Available from: 2017-12-01 Created: 2017-12-01 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Rundquist, J. & Hjort, B. (2015). Developing a Design Process for Mobile Applications for Logistics in the Construction Industry. In: Ramjugernath, D. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE-2015): . Paper presented at Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE), Univ. KwaZulu Natal Durban, Durban, South Africa, March 19-20, 2015 (pp. 164-170). Reading: ACAD Conferences Ltd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Developing a Design Process for Mobile Applications for Logistics in the Construction Industry
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE-2015) / [ed] Ramjugernath, D., Reading: ACAD Conferences Ltd , 2015, p. 164-170Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Construction material suppliers have access to various types of information, such as construction data, price, production planning and logistics data. This information could be of great use for the different roles involved in a construction project if the right information is presented to the right role and through a user inter-face designed for best under standing by each role. This situation is not unique for the construction industry, but the specific context with temporary organizations (construction projects) that have to communicate with permanent organizations (construction material suppliers) combined with the fact that, at least, six roles (categories) of employees are involved in a construction project places challenges on the industry to achieve effectiveness. In this paper a process to develop a information interface between construction projects and construction material producers will be presented. Using an interventionist research approach with interaction designers involved, the process aim to guide the development of an application for exchange of information between the actors in the construction projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reading: ACAD Conferences Ltd, 2015
Keywords
design process, construction industry
National Category
Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35705 (URN)000380498100020 ()978-1-910309-93-3 (ISBN)978-1-910309-91-9 (ISBN)978-1-910309-92-6 (ISBN)
Conference
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE), Univ. KwaZulu Natal Durban, Durban, South Africa, March 19-20, 2015
Available from: 2018-01-18 Created: 2018-01-18 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved
Sanchez Preciado, D. J., Rundquist, J. & Sandberg, M. (2015). Effects of University-Industry-Government collaboration on National Capacity of Innovation. In: Deresh Ramjugernath (Ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Co-hosted by The University of KwaZulu Natal and the Ethekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa, 19-20 March 2015. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE-2015), Co-hosted by The University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa and the Ethekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa, 19-20 March, 2015 (pp. 171-179). Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effects of University-Industry-Government collaboration on National Capacity of Innovation
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Co-hosted by The University of KwaZulu Natal and the Ethekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa, 19-20 March 2015 / [ed] Deresh Ramjugernath, Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited , 2015, p. 171-179Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

From an innovation perspective, collaboration between the different actors in a national innovation system (NIS) is imperative. Our concern is whether the Triple Helix idea of collaboration between universities, industry and government as conditional for innovation capacities is possible to estimate on the basis of data. The present paper therefore uses the Global Innovation Index 2013 and the Global Competitiveness Index 2013 for that purpose. The included variables relate to the characteristics of universities, industries, government and innovation. Using these data for 128 countries, this paper suggests a model that demonstrates, by the use of linear regressions, that there are significant statistical effects of university, industry and governmental variables on University-Industry-Government collaboration (UIG). Likewise, results indicate effects of the UIG collaboration on the capacity of innovation. Our results thus confirm most, but no all, implications of the Triple Helix hypothesis in national innovation systems. Copyright: The Authors, 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2015
Keywords
national innovation system, university – industry – government collaboration, capacity of innovation, Triple Helix
National Category
Social Sciences Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29647 (URN)000380498100021 ()978-1-910309-91-9 (ISBN)978-1-910309-93-3 (ISBN)978-1-910309-91-0 (ISBN)
Conference
3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE-2015), Co-hosted by The University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa and the Ethekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa, 19-20 March, 2015
Available from: 2015-10-19 Created: 2015-10-19 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Song, N., Zhu, J. & Rundquist, J. (2015). Knowledge transfer mechanisms and global R&D operations in MNCs. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), 12(2), 1550011-1-1550011-18, Article ID 1550011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge transfer mechanisms and global R&D operations in MNCs
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), ISSN 0219-8770, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 1550011-1-1550011-18, article id 1550011Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

With the development of globalization, companies will need worldwide resources for R&D. Multinational corporations (MNCs) will rely on their subunits located in different countries for R&D. As a result, knowledge transfer between headquarters and subunits or among subunits will be crucial for MNCs to operate their R&D activities. This study explores the relationship between knowledge transfer and R&D operations, using a qualitative research approach including four multinational companies. We conducted a cross-case analysis connecting four R&D configurations and two knowledge transfer mechanisms: expatriate management policy and communication frequency. Results show that both transfer mechanisms are very important for MNCs for the management of knowledge transfer in global R&D operations. However, each of these mechanisms will need different a focus depending on R&D strategy and configuration. The article summarizes recommendations for managers as drawn from these insights. © 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: World Scientific, 2015
Keywords
Knowledge transfer mechanisms, R&D configuration, MNC
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25070 (URN)10.1142/S021987701550011X (DOI)000369983700005 ()2-s2.0-84939207550 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Ökad innovativitet genom strategisk HRM
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20100255
Available from: 2014-04-15 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Rögnvaldsson, T., Brink, J., Florén, H., Gaspes, V., Holmgren, N., Lutz, M., . . . Sandberg, M. (2014). ARC13 – Assessment of Research and Coproduction: Reports from the assessment of all research at Halmstad University 2013. Halmstad: Halmstad University Press
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2014 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

During 2013, an evaluation of all the research conducted at Halmstad University was carried out. The purpose was to assess the quality of the research, coproduction, and collaboration in research, as well as the impact of the research. The evaluation was dubbed the Assessment of Research and Coproduction 2013, or ARC13. (Extract from Executive Summary)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2014. p. 110
Keywords
Halmstad University, research evaluation, coproduction
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24789 (URN)978-91-87045-06-6 (ISBN)978-91-87045-05-9 (ISBN)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2014-03-10 Created: 2014-03-05 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Rundquist, J. & Sanchez Preciado, D. J. (2014). Enhancing Achieved Experience from Project Participation as a Mechanism for Technology transfer within Developing Economy Context. In: 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy: 20th – 25th June 2014, Palermo, Italy. Paper presented at 21st EurOMA Conference - Operations Management in an Innovation Economy, Palermo, Italy, 20-25 June, 2014. University of Palermo: International Annual EurOMA Conference
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Achieved Experience from Project Participation as a Mechanism for Technology transfer within Developing Economy Context
2014 (English)In: 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy: 20th – 25th June 2014, Palermo, Italy, University of Palermo: International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this study we focus the enhancement of experience of the participants in development projects with the specific purpose to identify mechanisms to address the participant’s technical level. We used an interventionist approach exploring two mechanisms (the knowledge truck and ambassadors) for knowledge transfer. A fish-producing regional network in the rural region of Cauca, Colombia, is used as case. The study contributes to technology transfer literature by expanding our knowledge about barriers created by low technical knowledge among technology receivers. Further the study contributes to the bottom-up approach to technology transfer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Palermo: International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2014
Keywords
Developing economies, Technology transfer mechanisms
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25074 (URN)
Conference
21st EurOMA Conference - Operations Management in an Innovation Economy, Palermo, Italy, 20-25 June, 2014
Projects
Nucleo de Innovation para el Desarrollo de Productos Innovadores
Note

Research funder: Sistema general de regalias, Colombia

Available from: 2014-04-15 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Florén, H., Rundquist, J., Schuler, R. S., Bondarouk, T. & Ruël, H. (2014). HRM and innovation: themes, contingencies and directions for future research. European Journal of International Management, 8(5), 570-577
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2014 (English)In: European Journal of International Management, ISSN 1751-6757, E-ISSN 1751-6765, Vol. 8, no 5, p. 570-577Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purposes of this special issue were to connect Human Resource Management (HRM) research and innovation research and to contribute towards a better understanding of how HRM can be deployed to support organisations in their innovation efforts. In this commentary, we review the results from the five articles in this special issue in general and offer suggestions for future research from these five contributions. We do this by pinpointing a number of themes, contingencies, measurement challenges and ideas on working with other research areas that might be useful in future research on the relationship between HRM and innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Olney: InderScience Publishers, 2014
Keywords
HR practices, HRM, Human resource management, Innovation, Innovativeness
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25068 (URN)10.1504/EJIM.2014.064605 (DOI)000345434100007 ()2-s2.0-84906857049 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Ökad innovativitet genom strategisk HRM
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20100255
Available from: 2014-04-15 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Ruël, H., Bondarouk, T., Florén, H. & Rundquist, J. (2014). Human resource management and firm innovativeness in a European context: advancing our understanding of the relationship (Introduction to the thematic issue). European Journal of International Management, 8(5), 465-471
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Human resource management and firm innovativeness in a European context: advancing our understanding of the relationship (Introduction to the thematic issue)
2014 (English)In: European Journal of International Management, ISSN 1751-6757, E-ISSN 1751-6765, Vol. 8, no 5, p. 465-471Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper introduces the papers included in the thematic issue on Human Resource Management (HRM) and firm innovativeness in a European context. Furthermore it presents the results of a literature review on human resource management and firm innovativeness. The literature shows that the positive relationship between HRM and firm innovativeness has been confirmed. However, the explanation for how this relationship works is not equivocal/unified. Empirical studies have investigated the role of strategic HRM, specific HRM systems and HRM practices. For strategic HRM, the empirical support is still limited, while for HRM systems considerable work confirms the positive influence of commitment-based HRM. For HRM practices, in particular training, working in teams, and internal labour flexibility, including job rotation, the literature provides empirical evidence and indications that they are positively related to firm innovativeness. Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Olney: InderScience Publishers, 2014
Keywords
human resource management, firm innovativeness, innovation, Europe
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25069 (URN)10.1504/EJIM.2014.064599 (DOI)000345434100001 ()2-s2.0-84906851633 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Ökad innovativitet genom strategisk HRM
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20100255
Available from: 2014-04-15 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Rundquist, J. (2014). Knowledge Integration in Distributed Product Development. International Journal of Innovation Science, 6(1), 19-28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge Integration in Distributed Product Development
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation Science, ISSN 1757-2223, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 19-28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research has indicated that small and medium sized firms (SMEs) play an important role in the growth of the economy. However, in order to be able to compete at an international level, most SMEs are bound to work in alliances in order to gather enough knowledge and resources for product and technology development or to be able to penetrate a larger market. Alliances can be formed with different types of actors (i.e., suppliers, customers, agents, universities, consultancies); in the alliance, information and knowledge are gathered and created. Information is defined as "knowledge that can be transmitted without loss of integrity," which includes facts, axiomatic propositions, and symbols. This knowledge can be categorized as domain-specific, procedural, or general. In the present study, a case approach is used to investigate how different types of information and knowledge generated through distributed product development are integrated into the firm, what methods are used, and some conclusions on what methods are more successful for each type of information or knowledge. Results indicate a very high representation of formal information sharing (document exchange) even if there is a high degree of agreement among the respondents that personal meetings and continuous information sharing would be better if they had a system for this. Therefore, the conclusions should lead to systems that address the above problems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brentwood, United Kingdom: Multi-Science Publishing, 2014
Keywords
knowledge integration, product development
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25067 (URN)2-s2.0-84896921796 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Ökad innovativitet genom strategisk HRM
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20100255
Available from: 2014-04-15 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2017-03-20Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8603-9269

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