Search for dissertations about: "firm performance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 204 swedish dissertations containing the words firm performance.

  1. 1. New Venture, Survival, Growth : Continuance, Termination and Growth of Business Firms and Business Populations in Sweden During the 20th Century

    Author : Marcus Box; Karl Gratzer; Johan Söderberg; Johan Wiklund; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; firm growth; firm death; firm survival; firm performance; firm populations; business dynamics; cohort method; longitudinal method; business demography; liability of newness; liability of smallness; entrepreneurship; small and medium enterprises; business history; size distribution; ownership; succession; Economic history; Ekonomisk historia; Business studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : This dissertation focuses on the formation, growth and discontinuance of business populations and firms in Sweden during the 20th century. It addresses some key issues in the domain of economic and social sciences, and in particular entrepreneurship and small business research: if and when firms grow, stagnate and decline, as well as how long firms survive and when they are likely to disband. READ MORE

  2. 2. Relatedness through kinship : the importance of family co-occurrence for firm performance

    Author : Evans Korang Adjei; Urban Lindgren; Rikard Eriksson; Rodrigo Basco; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; proximity dimension; agglomeration economies; family; family co-occurrence; family firm; region; firm performance; regional development; entrepreneurial capital; localized learning; Sweden; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis is to analyse the effects of family co-occurrence and past familial relationships (inherited entrepreneurial abilities) on firm performance. This aim is motivated by the contemporary arguments that social relations (e.g. family ties) are important in the analysis of today’s space economy. READ MORE

  3. 3. A Tale of Two Concepts : Exploring the Relationship between Firm Performance and Multinationality

    Author : Alice Schmuck; Katarina Lagerström; James Sallis; Mikael Hilmersson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; multinationality; firm performance; paradigmatic bias; performance-multinationality relationship; resource-based view; prospect theory; internationalization process model; Business Studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Despite being a pivotal topic over the past 50 years, the benefits and costs of internationalization are not well understood. A substantial body of research in international business, strategy, and general management is devoted to understanding firm internationalization and its connection to a firm’s financial performance; however, results are inconclusive. READ MORE

  4. 4. SME Performance and Its Relationship to Innovation

    Author : Adli Abouzeedan; Magnus Klofsten; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SME performance; performance evaluation; firm efficiency; SIV model; innovation capital; system capital; open capital; business models; Business and economics; Ekonomi;

    Abstract : Current SME performance models suffer from a number of disadvantages. The models use intensively a business ratio approach, they look at SMEs as a homogenous group, they consider firms to be closed systems, they do not directly incorporate the impact of an enterprise’s innovation activities, and finally they are complex and rely on sophisticated statistical refining methods making them unpractical to use by SME managers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Collaboration and competition in firm-internal ideation management : Two alternatives – and a third way out

    Author : Magnus Bergendahl; Mats Magnusson; Jennie Björk; Katharina Hölzle; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; innovation; ideation; collaboration; competition; ideas; idea generation; performance; firm-internal; ideation management; management; efficiency; employee.; Machine Design; Maskinkonstruktion;

    Abstract : The passive reliance on ideas to spontaneously emerge within companies is today replaced with more active and continuous ideation management that embraces employees from different functions and knowledge-domains within the company to create and develop ideas. A frequently observed feature in the active management of ideation is the reliance on collaboration and competition mechanisms. READ MORE