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Cederholm Björklund, J. & Johansson, J. (2020). Farming beyond food: Effect of embeddedness and governance structures on farmers’ role in rural development. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Farming beyond food: Effect of embeddedness and governance structures on farmers’ role in rural development
2020 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Abstract [en]

This article contributes to the debate on entrepreneurs’ role in societies as well as the consequences of rural embeddedness and engagement, or the role of farmers in rural development and entrepreneurship. A contextualized view of farmers embedded—both spatially and positionally— in the entrepreneurial ecosystems is applied. The study, based on interviews with 24 farmers, 6 observations, and 8 interviews with actors within the agricultural support system, uses the Gioia methodology for analysis, thus enabling inductive theorizing. We find that farmers’ multifunctional role and their impact on societal development are central to understanding farmers’ entrepreneurial endeavours as well as their engagement in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Hence, this article discusses farmers’ embeddedness in rural society and development processes. It highlights the multifunctional role of farmers in society, which we argue make them enablers for rural development, an important role that has been overlooked in both entrepreneurship research and policy work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2020
Keywords
Farmers, entrepreneurship, rural development, embeddedness, agriculture
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41359 (URN)
Note

Funding: The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Foundation CR Prytz donation

Available from: 2020-01-10 Created: 2020-01-10 Last updated: 2020-02-18Bibliographically approved
Cederholm Björklund, J. & Johansson, J. (2020). Under the surface of the agricultural entrepreneurial support ecosystems: Through the lens of complexity leadership theory. In: Eddy Laveren, Robert Blackburn, Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, Cristina Diaz, Angela Gonzalez-Moreno (Ed.), The RENT Anthology Book 2018: . Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Under the surface of the agricultural entrepreneurial support ecosystems: Through the lens of complexity leadership theory
2020 (English)In: The RENT Anthology Book 2018 / [ed] Eddy Laveren, Robert Blackburn, Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, Cristina Diaz, Angela Gonzalez-Moreno, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Agricultural advisors have recently received much critique both in practice and in the literature for not answering agricultural entrepreneurs’ need for support in the ongoing industry transformation. Advisors expect to guide highly pressured agricultural entrepreneurs operating in complex settings towards sustainable businesses in highly competitive markets. The current study using complexity leadership theory goes beyond the surface of the agricultural advisors’ everyday work by exploring challenges faced by the advisors and considering how to overcome them. The advisors’ genuine intentions and common mission guiding the development of sustainable agricultural businesses and a vibrant countryside is not enough to achieve the goals. We identify an emergent need for innovation in the leadership of advisory work and conceptualize enabling mechanisms to accomplish such change. We suggest that the creation of adaptive space as a lubricant gives innovation the opportunity to flourish through enabling leadership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41362 (URN)
Note

Info from the editor: The book of 2018 will be ready in September 2020. Your chapter will be in the book. We are now finalizing the introductory chapter and making all the chapters following the guidelines of Elgar. In January/February 2020 we will know the title and the content. The production of the book will take almost 2 years.

Available from: 2020-01-10 Created: 2020-01-10 Last updated: 2020-01-16
Malmström, M., Voitkane, A., Johansson, J. & Wincent, J. (2020). What do they think and what do they say?: Gender bias, entrepreneurial attitude in writing and venture capitalists’ funding decisions. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 13, Article ID e00154.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What do they think and what do they say?: Gender bias, entrepreneurial attitude in writing and venture capitalists’ funding decisions
2020 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, ISSN 2352-6734, Vol. 13, article id e00154Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study shows that women may be at a disadvantage when signaling that they are “entrepreneurial” to venture capitalists. We demonstrate how gender-based disadvantages may arise from role incongruence in entrepreneurship by analyzing multi-source data from 131 venture capital applications, venture capitalists’ cognitions, and their funding decisions. Our analysis indicates that women who signal an entrepreneurial attitude are more likely to elicit prevention considerations from venture capitalists, whereas men who signal such an attitude are more likely to elicit promotion considerations. We also find that promotion considerations increase the amount of financing, whereas prevention considerations decrease the amount of financing. Our study increases knowledge about the gendered cognitions that underlie implicit bias among investors and knowledge about the effects of regulatory focus on funding outcomes by exploring the interaction between gender and entrepreneurial attitude. © 2019 Elsevier Inc.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Inc, 2020
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41483 (URN)10.1016/j.jbvi.2019.e00154 (DOI)2-s2.0-85077471728 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-02-03 Created: 2020-02-03 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Malmström, M., Wincent, J. & Parida, V. (2019). How individual cognitions overshadow regulations and group norms: a study of government venture capital decisions. Small Business Economics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How individual cognitions overshadow regulations and group norms: a study of government venture capital decisions
2019 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This paper explores how government venture capitalists approve or reject financing applications. Based on longitudinal observations, complemented by interviews, documentation, and secondary data, the findings show the limited influence of the regulative and normative logics (e.g., formal guidelines and accepted behavior) on government venture capitalists’ decisions. Instead, individual decisions are observed to be largely overshadowed by cognitions and heuristics, which dominate formal regulations and socially constructed group-level norms. Although official decision communications state that regulations have been followed, the evidence suggests that the cognitive logic dominates the funding decision-making process through a set of overshadowing forces that restrict the influence of the normative and regulative logics on funding decisions. This research has implications for venture financing and highlights the importance of cognitions in shaping venture capital decisions. © 2019 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Part of Springer Nature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, USA: Springer, 2019
Keywords
Government investment, Venture financing, Venture capital, Entrepreneurship, Institutional theory, Decision making
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41325 (URN)10.1007/s11187-019-00273-3 (DOI)000492646700001 ()2-s2.0-85074475828 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funder: Halmstad University

Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-20Bibliographically approved
Voitkane, A., Johansson, J., Malmström, M. & Wincent, J. (2019). How much does the “same-gender effect” matter in VCs' assessments of entrepreneurs?. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 12, Article ID e00133.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How much does the “same-gender effect” matter in VCs' assessments of entrepreneurs?
2019 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, ISSN 2352-6734, Vol. 12, article id e00133Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Our study uses cognitive mapping techniques to take into account how the same/opposite gender influences the cognitive evaluations of venture capitalists (VCs). Contrary to what has often been discussed in previous entrepreneurship literature, our results report women VCs evaluate women entrepreneurs more critically, and men VCs evaluate men entrepreneurs more critically. However, overall, the VCs' vaguer processing and lower rating of women's venturing compared to men's indicate a general structure of subordinating women's venturing compared to men's venturing. Ultimately, this contributes with an alternative view to explain what we see on the VC scene: women entrepreneurs are more likely to be rejected. We discuss implications of these results as well as implications for future study. © 2019 Elsevier Inc. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: Elsevier, 2019
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41370 (URN)10.1016/j.jbvi.2019.e00133 (DOI)2-s2.0-85067863472 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J. & Blomkvist, M. (2019). In the Bull's eye of Sell-Side Analysts Value Creation: Beyond intermediation of information. In: : . Paper presented at European Accounting Association (EAA 2019), Paphos, Cyprus, May 29-31, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In the Bull's eye of Sell-Side Analysts Value Creation: Beyond intermediation of information
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41371 (URN)
Conference
European Accounting Association (EAA 2019), Paphos, Cyprus, May 29-31, 2019
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S. & Johansson, J. (2019). Sense-Making and Sense-Giving: Reaching Through the Smokescreen of Sustainability Disclosure in the Stock Market. In: Susanne Arvidsson (Ed.), Challenges in Managing Sustainable Business: Reporting, Taxation, Ethics and Governance (pp. 77-109). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sense-Making and Sense-Giving: Reaching Through the Smokescreen of Sustainability Disclosure in the Stock Market
2019 (English)In: Challenges in Managing Sustainable Business: Reporting, Taxation, Ethics and Governance / [ed] Susanne Arvidsson, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 77-109Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Financial analysts’ role as information intermediaries between management teams and investors is vital for the efficient allocation of resources on the stock market. The increased focus on sustainability information in corporate reports has affected financial analysts in their important work of interpreting, assessing and communicating value-added information to their clients, i.e. the investors. The challenges they face relate to the ambiguous nature of sustainability information and its difference from traditional financial information. How do analysts reach through this smokescreen? How do analysts make sense of sustainability information, and how do they give sense to this information when they provide investment advices to their investors? In this chapter, these challenges are addressed from a cognitive-frame perspective. We argue that the first part of 2000s was characterized by cognitive dissonance due to both a low social legitimacy and a low cognitive legitimacy, i.e. sustainability was not yet requested by the investors to be attended to and it was regarded too ambiguous to be relevant for being considered in a valuation context. In the latter part of 2010s, we argue that there is only a partial cognitive dissonance. At this time, sustainability information is beginning to be socially legitimate and requested by investors. However, the complexity of the situation remains. This type of information is still not considered as cognitive legitimate due to the ambiguous nature, which renders difficulties for the sense-making and sense-giving processes. The findings have implications not the least in the ongoing quest of developing frameworks, standards and legislation (e.g. the EU directive (2014/EU/95)), that opt for improving the relevance, credibility and comparability of sustainability information. © The Authors 2019

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Keywords
Sustainability information, Financial analysts, Cognitive frames, Cognitive dissonance, Sense-making, Sense-giving, Social legitimacy, Cognitive legitimacy
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41372 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-93266-8_4 (DOI)2-s2.0-85063422748 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-93265-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-93266-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, M., Johansson, J. & Rodgers, W. (2018). Examining Entrepreneurs' Knowledge Based View of the Firm: lnfluencing financial information in innovative activities. In: : . Paper presented at 41st EAA Annual Congress, Milan, Italy, 30th May - 1st June, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining Entrepreneurs' Knowledge Based View of the Firm: lnfluencing financial information in innovative activities
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on knowledge management and entrepreneurs’ perceptions in terms of knowledge sharing, the use of financial statement information and how these impact on their strategic business judgments and decision choices in innovative SME firms. Using a strategic decision making process model we test our assumptions regarding entrepreneurs´ knowledge routines implemented by non-Gazelle companies in strategic business decision. Combining survey data and financial data from a unique archival database we test our propositions on Swedish SMEs. The results of the structural equation analysis implied that non-Gazelle companies are propelled primarily by non-financial information captured by the expertise of managers and investors. Traditional financial information does not include entrepreneurs´ decision making however, the results indicate that entrepreneurs risk awareness is reported as a part of the frame why entrepreneurs´ make decisions.

Keywords
knowledge-based view, knowledge sharing, innovation, decision making, SME
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36586 (URN)
Conference
41st EAA Annual Congress, Milan, Italy, 30th May - 1st June, 2018
Available from: 2018-04-08 Created: 2018-04-08 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Voitkane, A., Johansson, J., Malmström, M. & Wincent, J. (2018). How vague entrepreneurial identities of Swedish women entrepreneurs are performed by government financiers. In: Shumaila Yousafzai, Alain Fayolle, Adam Lindgreen, Colette Henry, Saadat Saeed & Shandana Sheikh (Ed.), Women entrepreneurs and the myth of 'underperformance': a new look at women's entrepreneurship research (pp. 107-124). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How vague entrepreneurial identities of Swedish women entrepreneurs are performed by government financiers
2018 (English)In: Women entrepreneurs and the myth of 'underperformance': a new look at women's entrepreneurship research / [ed] Shumaila Yousafzai, Alain Fayolle, Adam Lindgreen, Colette Henry, Saadat Saeed & Shandana Sheikh, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, p. 107-124Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial finance, gender equality, performing gender
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36587 (URN)9781786434494 (ISBN)9781786434500 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-04-08 Created: 2018-04-08 Last updated: 2018-04-13Bibliographically approved
Pesämaa, O., Johansson, J. & Näsvall, P. (2018). Lack of patient interaction among Swedish medical doctors. In: : . Paper presented at 41st EAA Annual Congress, Milan, Italy, 30th May - 1st June, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lack of patient interaction among Swedish medical doctors
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper is an exploratory paper that examines and suggests controls for patient flows in the Swedish medical system. A multi-study critical approach is used to first generate a better understanding of the relationship between the number of patients encountered by doctors and work related exhaustion. A number of theoretical concepts are developed from the interviews. Furthermore, as this area of research contains an abundance of flaws that have not truly been tested, we also tested such flaws by means of a small separate study (Study 2). This study focuses on if administration should absorb all the time of medical doctors. We expected a negative correlation, but found a positive one. Finally, we used constructs from Study 1 (i.e., interviews) to develop and test theoretical constructs. The proposed constructs reported a high validity. A final structural equation modeling approach confirmed that a greater work recognition is negatively correlated with patient performance, but that a high patient performance is also negatively associated with work-related exhaustion. Our results support a study found in another context suggesting that a lack of patient contact may create stress for both medical doctors and patients.

Keywords
Patient performance, performance recognition, multi-study approach, work related exhaustion
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36589 (URN)
Conference
41st EAA Annual Congress, Milan, Italy, 30th May - 1st June, 2018
Note

Alternative title: Why Swedish medical doctors meet few patients?

Available from: 2018-04-08 Created: 2018-04-08 Last updated: 2019-08-12Bibliographically approved
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