Search for dissertations about: "Mikael Hilmersson"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words Mikael Hilmersson.

  1. 1. Establishment of Insidership Positions in Institutionally Distant Business Networks

    Author : Mikael Hilmersson; Hans Jansson; Bengt Johannisson; Sylvie Chetty; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; internationalisation process; entry process; network insidership; emerging markets; institutional distance; business networks; liability of outsidership; liability of foreignness; SME; export; Business studies; Företagsekonomi; Business administration; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Since the opening of formerly closed markets in Eastern Europe and China in the early 1990s, numerous firms have sought to capture the growth opportunities prevailing in the virgin but institutionally distant business networks in these countries. I claim that the entry process into an institutionally distant business network has been realised when the entering firm has reached an insidership position in the network. READ MORE

  2. 2. Asymmetry and the moderating effects of formal institutional distance on the relationship between cultural distance and performance of foreign subsidiaries in Latin America

    Author : Henrique Correa da Cunha; Svante Andersson; Mohamed Amal; Mikael Hilmersson; Högskolan i Halmstad; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Asymmetry; institutional distance; cultural distance; subsidiary; performance; Latin America;

    Abstract : This study investigates how Cultural and Formal Institutional distances and their interaction affect the performance of multinational foreign subsidiaries in Latin America. It is shown that using Kogut and Singh (1988) index or attributing the positive and negative signals to distances in opposite directions fail to capture asymmetric effects as it assumes either symmetry or opposing symmetry. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Uncertainty-Embedded Innovation Process : A study of how uncertainty emerges in the innovation process and of how firms address that to create novelty

    Author : Sabrina Luthfa Karim; Gabriel Baffour Awuah; Mikael Hilmersson; Klaus Solberg Søilen; Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck; Högskolan i Halmstad; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Innovation process; Uncertainties; Compromised and uncompromised actions; Actors; Resources; Activities; Activity links; Activity void;

    Abstract : Despite much discussion in the literature of uncertainties in relation to the innovation process, there is little knowledge of how they emerge in this process. This thesis accordingly aims to understand how uncertainty emerges in the innovation process and how firms address that uncertainty to create novelty from the process. READ MORE

  4. 4. Opportunity-based internationalization of SMEs : Foresee the unforeseeable and expect the unforeseen

    Author : Stylianos Papaioannou; Martin Johanson; Mikael Hilmersson; Heléne Lundberg; Roger Schweizer; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SME; internationalisation; international opportunity; business networks; opportunity novelty; serendipity; opportunity value; improvisation; unpredictability; Business Studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Resource restricted Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), face unpredictability when entering foreign business networks. However, some SMEs are better equipped to develop higher number of opportunities with better qualities than others, and come across to seemingly ‘surprises’ shaping distinct internationalization paths. READ MORE

  5. 5. International Branding and Rebranding in Cross-Border Acquisitions

    Author : Manoella Antonieta Ramos; Svante Andersson; Ulf Aagerup; Mikael Hilmersson; Högskolan i Halmstad; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; international Branding; B2B; Rebranding; Life Science Industry.;

    Abstract : Businesses worldwide are confronting a more internationalized market. With this trend, companies frequently turn to international branding and rebranding initiatives through the acquisition of companies to grow. During this process, businesses are updating their brand identity and/or strategy, while also dealing with various challenges. READ MORE