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Ulvenblad, P. & Cederholm Björklund, J. (2018). A leadership development programme for agricultural entrepreneurs in Sweden. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24(4), 327-343
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2018 (English)In: The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, ISSN 1389-224X, E-ISSN 1750-8622, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 327-343Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose:

This article describes the five-phase process of a leadership development programme conducted with agricultural entrepreneurs who own and manage dairy farms in Sweden. The programme primarily focused on leadership of employees and on self-leadership. The article’s purpose is to present a template for leadership development programmes that can be used in the agricultural sector and in other industry sectors as well.

Design/Methodology:

The empirical data come from interviews with agricultural entrepreneurs, agricultural advisors and authors of a book on leadership in its various forms. Observations were also conducted of the instruction in the leadership development programme.

Findings:

First, agricultural entrepreneurs (and possibly entrepreneurs in other sectors) benefit from leadership development programmes in which the concept and practice of self-leadership are emphasized. Second, such programmes are more valuable to participants if other actors (e.g. academics and advisors) are participants. Third, coaches are useful as support for the programmes’ participants. Practical Implications: An implication of this study is the finding that working with the knowledge transfer and dissemination to advisors and entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector can enhance leadership competences in the industry. Role transformation (e.g. advisor to coach) can also enhance the transfer of such leadership competences.

Theoretical implications:

An implication for theory is to include a self-leadership module in leadership theories about learning leadership in development programmes.

Originality/Value:

Knowledge transfer and dissemination through leadership development programmes for agricultural advisors and entrepreneurs can have a beneficial effect on industry leadership and management. In addition to the traditional leadership skills that many leadership development programmes teach, such programmes also need to emphasize self-leadership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Keywords
Leadership, self-leadership, education, agriculture, entrepreneur
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38569 (URN)10.1080/1389224X.2018.1473260 (DOI)2-s2.0-85049831872 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Ulvenblad, P., Barth, H., Cederholm Björklund, J., Hoveskog, M., Ulvenblad, P.-O. & Ståhl, J. (2018). Barriers to business model innovation in the agri-food industry: A systematic literature review. Outlook on Agriculture, 47(4), 308-314
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2018 (English)In: Outlook on Agriculture, ISSN 0030-7270, E-ISSN 2043-6866, Vol. 47, no 4, p. 308-314Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The importance of business model innovation (BMI) is widely recognized. BMI is especially important in the agri-food industry that faces enormous challenges as the demand for food increases worldwide. Much of the BMI research focuses on the technology and biomedical industries. Far less attention has been paid to the agri-food industry. This article is a systematic literature review of the BMI research in the agri-food industry. The article’s aim is to identify and categorize various barriers to BMI as described in the literature (in English) published in peer-reviewed journals between 1990 and 2014. The findings show a fairly even distribution among external and internal BMI barriers. Because the main barrier is the mind-set that is resistant to change, it is recommended the researchers and practitioners should focus more on the cognitive barriers to BMI in the agri-food industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
Literature review, agriculture, agri-food, innovation barriers, business models, business model innovation
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38562 (URN)10.1177/0030727018811785 (DOI)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Cederholm Björklund, J. (2018). Barriers to Sustainable Business Model Innovation in Swedish Agriculture. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Innovation, 14(1), 65-90
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Innovation, ISSN 2299-7075, E-ISSN 2299-7326, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 65-90Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden’s agriculture industry has faced many challenges in recent years. Among the most severe challenges are the decrease in the number of small and medium-sized farms, the decrease in the number of people employed in agricultural activities, and the increase in governmental regulations and legislation governing such activities. At the same time, the demand that agriculture contributes to sustainable social and ecological development has increased. Although research shows that sustainable business model innovation (SBMI) contributes to the creation of sustainable businesses and to the development of a sustainable society, Swedish agriculture has not been at the forefront in the use of SBMI. The purpose of this paper is to examine the barriers to SBMI in Swedish agriculture in order to understand why farmers seldom engage in SBMI. This qualitative study follows the Gioia methodology and data for the analysis were acquired in semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs at six family farms in Sweden. The paper makes a theoretical contribution to the research on SBMI with its focus on sustainable entrepreneurship in the Swedish agricultural industry. The paper concludes that the barriers to SBMI are external, internal, and contextual.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nowy Sacz: National-Louis University, 2018
Keywords
sustainable business model innovation, barriers, agricultural entrepreneur, sustainable entrepreneurship
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39383 (URN)10.7341/20181414 (DOI)000431038600005 ()
Note

Financier: The Swedish farmers’ foundation for agricultural research

Available from: 2019-05-19 Created: 2019-05-19 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Cederholm Björklund, J. & Ståhl, J. (2018). Perceptions of barriers to business development in Swedish agriculture. In: : . Paper presented at 16th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, Plymouth, England, June 13-15, 2018.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Rural entrepreneurship, barriers, agriculture, business development
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39385 (URN)
Conference
16th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, Plymouth, England, June 13-15, 2018
Available from: 2019-05-19 Created: 2019-05-19 Last updated: 2019-10-15
Ståhl, J. & Cederholm Björklund, J. (2017). A Sustainable agricultural sector requires Organisational Learning. In: : . Paper presented at RENT - Research in entrepreneurship and small business conference, November 15-18, 2017, Lund, Sweden.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Rural entrepreneurship, agriculture, organisational learning
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39386 (URN)
Conference
RENT - Research in entrepreneurship and small business conference, November 15-18, 2017, Lund, Sweden
Available from: 2019-05-19 Created: 2019-05-19 Last updated: 2019-10-14
Cederholm Björklund, J. (2017). Challenges and Barriers to Sustainable Business Model Innovation in Swedish Agri-food Production. In: : . Paper presented at 15th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, June 15-16, 2017, Newcastle, England.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges and Barriers to Sustainable Business Model Innovation in Swedish Agri-food Production
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39388 (URN)
Conference
15th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, June 15-16, 2017, Newcastle, England
Available from: 2019-05-19 Created: 2019-05-19 Last updated: 2019-10-14
Ulvenblad, P. & Cederholm Björklund, J. (2016). The Emergence of a Leadership Development Program for Agricultural Entrepreneurs: The Case of Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at The 39th Institute for Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference (ISBE), Paris, France, October 27-28, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Emergence of a Leadership Development Program for Agricultural Entrepreneurs: The Case of Sweden
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Leadership development, agricultural entrepreneurs, rural entrepreneurship
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39391 (URN)
Conference
The 39th Institute for Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference (ISBE), Paris, France, October 27-28, 2016
Funder
Knowledge FoundationSwedish Board of Agriculture
Available from: 2019-05-19 Created: 2019-05-19 Last updated: 2019-10-01
Identifiers
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