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Tell, J., Hoveskog, M., Ulvenblad, P., Ulvenblad, P.-O., Barth, H. & Ståhl, J. (2016). Business Model Innovation in the Agri-food Sector. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 7(2), 1-13
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2016 (English)In: International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, ISSN 1947-8402, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 1-13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to deepen our understanding of what we know about business model innovation in the agri-food sector, both from a theoretical as well as a practical perspective. The methodological approach used in the paper is built on interviews, focus groups and observations of agricultural entrepreneurs and agricultural advisors in the agriculture sector and a review of over 500 peer-reviewed research papers for the period 1990-2014. The findings of the study indicate that entrepreneurs within the agri-food sector ought to shift focus from only a producer perspective to also include an entrepreneurial perspective, e.g. to focus on business model innovation. Based on this knowledge the authors present implications for research and practice. The research field is young and broad, but developing, and in need of stronger theoretical foundations. This article is based on a combination of a systematic literature review of a new emerging field as well as empirical in-depth interviews, focus groups and observations. © 2016, IGI Global.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2016
Keywords
Agricultural Advisors, Agricultural Entrepreneurs, Agri-Food Sector, Business Model Innovation
National Category
Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30884 (URN)10.4018/IJSESD.2016040101 (DOI)2-s2.0-84969765298 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Lean Innovation
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2016-05-13 Created: 2016-05-13 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Tell, J., Hoveskog, M., Ulvenblad, P., Ulvenblad, P.-O., Barth, H. & Ståhl, J. (2016). Business model innovation in the agri-food sector: a literature review. British Food Journal, 118(6), 1462-1476
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2016 (English)In: British Food Journal, ISSN 0007-070X, E-ISSN 1758-4108, Vol. 118, no 6, p. 1462-1476Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Because the business model is a fairly new concept, research is lacking on business model innovation in certain industry sectors. One such sector is the agri-food sector. Using a systematic literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles published from 1990 to 2014, this paper examines the where, when, and how of the use of business models and business model innovation in the agri-food sector.

Design/methodology/approach

A web-based search was conducted to identify peer-reviewed journal articles that contained a combination of “business model” or “business model innovation” with agriculture-related and food-related terms (e.g., “agri-food sector”). After winnowing out irrelevant and duplicate articles, 505 articles were chosen for analysis.

Findings

Using categories, the paper analyses various data about the selected articles. The categories include research settings, units of analysis, methodologies, and theories. Based on this analysis, the paper finds that these agri-food sector articles are primarily qualitative, empirical studies that focus on one or a few companies (i.e., case studies). The paper also finds that theory is not yet well developed in the research on the agri-food sector.

Originality/value

Systematic literature reviews of various concepts, theories, and models are common in many fields (e.g., information/software technology, healthcare, and organizational management). However, no such review is available for the agri-food sector, in particular in its use of business models and business model innovation. This paper addresses that gap with its review of relevant articles published in more than 300 journals in recent years. Based on this review, the paper draws conclusions about business model innovation in the agri-food sector and offers suggestions for future research. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016
Keywords
Innovation, Literature review, Business model, Agri-food sector
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30811 (URN)10.1108/BFJ-08-2015-0293 (DOI)000379015200010 ()2-s2.0-85012891029 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Lean Innovation
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2016-04-27 Created: 2016-04-27 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Söderbom, A. & Ulvenblad, P. (2016). Värt att veta om uppsatsskrivande: rapporter, projektarbete och examensarbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
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2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. p. 142
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31957 (URN)978-91-44-08232-5 (ISBN)
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Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P. (2015). From Communicative Practices to Communication Strategies: A Model of Entrepreneurs´ Communication Strategies in the Start-Up Process (1ed.). In: Aard Groen, Gary Cook & Peter Van Der Sijde (Ed.), New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium Volume XI: (pp. 247-259). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2015 (English)In: New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium Volume XI / [ed] Aard Groen, Gary Cook & Peter Van Der Sijde, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015, 1, p. 247-259Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this chapter is to propose a model of entrepreneurs' communication strategies in the start-up process by synthesizing previous empirical research. The focus on communication strategies in the start-up process is important for several reasons. We know that many businesses fail during the first year of existence and others are liquidated during the first three years of operation. We also know that new businesses face problems when entering the market. These problems are assumed to arise partly due to the liability of newness (LoN), that is lack of a track record and legitimacy. The model of communication strategies is built upon entrepreneurs' communicative practices since strategy is seen as a social practice. The chapter also emphasizes communication strategies as being a part of the research field strategic entrepreneurship. The model focuses communicative behaviours in terms of the message and the conversation as well as the chosen strategy in terms of planned and emergent strategies. Three types of communication strategies emerge from the communication practices; (i) content-centred, (ii) behaviour-centred and (iii) adaptive-centred. Copyright © 2015 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
New technology-based firms in the new millennium, ISSN 1876-0228 ; 11
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, communication strategies, business start-up
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29557 (URN)10.1108/S1876-022820150000011019 (DOI)2-s2.0-84931833158 (Scopus ID)1785600338 (ISBN)978-1-78560-033-3 (ISBN)978-1-78560-032-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-10-02 Created: 2015-10-02 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P., Hoveskog, M., Tell, J., Ulvenblad, P.-O., Ståhl, J. & Barth, H. (2014). Agricultural business model innovation in Swedish food production: The influence of self-leadership and lean innovation. In: : . Paper presented at DRUID Society Conference 2014 on Entrepreneurship – Organization – Innovation, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 16-18, 2014.
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This conceptual paper focuses on the need for knowledge in leadership, organization and innovative thinking that exist in primary production throughout the value chain from the farm to the final consumer. There are also needs in terms of improving and developing the entire value chain from the farm to the final consumer. Self-leadership and lean innovation is in this paper proposed to enhance the possibilities for business model innovation in the food production. The aims of the paper are two folded; Firstly, the aim is to present a framework containing self-leadership and lean innovation and how these theoretical approaches can facilitate and shape business model innovation in the agricultural sector. Secondly, the aim is to show a way of working with this problem area in order to meet these needs in the agricultural sector. A framework for business model innovation is presented as well as an interactive research design addressing the problem area in terms of action research in which learning networks is an important concept. The paper concludes with suggestions for future research challenges. 

Keywords
Lean innovation
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26442 (URN)
Conference
DRUID Society Conference 2014 on Entrepreneurship – Organization – Innovation, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 16-18, 2014
Projects
Lean Innovation - Agricultural Business Development
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
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Paper #2012

Available from: 2014-09-13 Created: 2014-09-13 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P., Berggren, E. & Winborg, J. (2013). The role of entrepreneurship education and start-up experience for handling communication and liability of newness. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 19(2), 187-209
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2013 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, ISSN 1355-2554, E-ISSN 1758-6534, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 187-209Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The aim of this study is to test the assumption that ability to handle communication and iability of newness (LoN) is enhanced by academic entrepreneurship education and/or previous start-upexperience.

Design/methodology/approach – The data collection includes a questionnaire with a total sample of 392 responding entrepreneurs in Sweden. Statistical analyses are made between entrepreneurs with academic entrepreneurship education respectively previous start-up experience. Findings – The findings show that entrepreneurs with experience from entrepreneurship education report more developed communicative skills in the dimensions of openness as well as adaptation, whereas the dimension of other-orientation is found to be learned by previous start-up experience. When it comes to perceived problems related to LoN the differences between the groups were not as strong as assumed. However, the differences observed imply that also for handling LoN the authors identify a combined effect of possessing start-up experience as well as experience from entrepreneurship education. Consequently, entrepreneurs with experience from both, show in total the most elaborated skills.

Practical implications – One way to improve future entrepreneurship educations is to make students more aware of the mutual profit in a business agreement and how to communicate this in a marketing situation. Another suggestion is to include starting business as a course work.

Originality/value – This study not only meets the call for actual outcome from entrepreneurship educations in terms of changed behaviour but also for interdisciplinary research in the entrepreneurship field in integrating leadership research with focus on communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013
Keywords
Entrepreneurship education, Start-up experience, Liability of newness, Communication skills, Entrepreneurialism, Education, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19376 (URN)10.1108/13552551311310374 (DOI)000211609600005 ()2-s2.0-84874576139 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-08-30 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Örtenblad, A. & Ulvenblad, P. (2012). A Little About a Lot: On Scientific Reports and Reference Techniques (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur
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2012 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012. p. 112 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19893 (URN)978-91-44-08408-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-10-30 Created: 2012-10-30 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P. & Ulvenblad, P.-O. (2012). Bank Financing of the Innovative Firms – How Do Bank Officers Perceive the Communication of the Entrepreneur?. In: : . Paper presented at IECER 2012, Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurial Research, Entrepreneurship Research, 15-17th February, 2012, Regensburg, Germany.
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19373 (URN)
Conference
IECER 2012, Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurial Research, Entrepreneurship Research, 15-17th February, 2012, Regensburg, Germany
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-08-30 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P., Winborg, J. & Billström, A. (2012). Entrepreneurs’ perceptions of stakeholder importance and timing - A Pecking Order Stakeholder (POS) perspective of incubator businesses. In: : . Paper presented at Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), 15-17th February, 2012, Regensburg, Germany.
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Entrepreneurial capabilities, Commercialization, Entrepreneurial team, External entrepreneurs, Resource based view, University entrepreneurship, University spin-out
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19372 (URN)
Conference
Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), 15-17th February, 2012, Regensburg, Germany
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-08-30 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P., Wall, A., Cederholm, J. & Hedin, E. (2012). Ledarpraktikan : Konsten att leda Mig själv, Mina medarbetare och Min verksamhet. LRF
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2012 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
LRF, 2012. p. 147
National Category
Agricultural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19894 (URN)
Available from: 2012-10-30 Created: 2012-10-30 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
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