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Entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation : the importance of health and children’s education for slum entrepreneurs
Research has focused on the role of entrepreneurial action in alleviating poverty. However, there is a gap between individuals’ short-term outcomes from entrepreneurship overcoming immediate resource concerns and the ...
Smart factory implementation and process innovation : a preliminary maturity model for leveraging digitalization in manufacturing moving to smart factories presents specific challenges that can be addressed through a structured approach focused on people, processes, and technologies
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-09-12)
The development of novel digital technologies connected to the Internet of Things, along with advancements in artificial intelligence and automation, is enabling a new wave of manufacturing innovation. “Smart factories” ...
A Definition and Theoretical Review of the Circular Economy, Value Creation, and Sustainable Business Models : Where Are We Now and Where Should Research Move in the Future?
This paper contains a theory review of value creation and the implementation of next-generation sustainable business models to profit in the circular economy. While previous research has pointed to the influence of society ...
Industrial clusters, flagship enterprises and regional innovation
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-10-25)
For a sample of all 88 counties in the State of Ohio over a 5-year period, this study documents the effect of flagship enterprises and concentrated industrial clusters on regional innovation. Consistent with the agglomeration ...
How entrepreneurial SMEs compete through digital platforms : the roles of digital platform capability, network capability and ambidexterity
Digitalization offers unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurial small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). However, many entrepreneurial SMEs lack resources and capabilities or suffer from inertia, which hampers these ...
Towards a multi-level servitization framework : conceptualizing ambivalence in manufacturing firms
Purpose - The dominant-view within servitization literature presupposes a progressive transition from product to service orientation. In reality, however, many manufacturing firms maintain both product and service orientations ...
How individual cognitions overshadow regulations and group norms : a study of government venture capital decisions
(Springer Nature, 2019-10-26)
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 ...
Developing and validating a multi-dimensional scale for operationalizing industrial service offering
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a new scale for measuring the scope (i.e. breadth and depth) of industrial service offering. Design/methodology/approach – The scale and its constructs are developed by ...
Reviewing literature on digitalization, business model innovation, and sustainable industry : past achievements and future promises
Digitalization is revolutionizing the way business is conducted within industrial value chains through the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, intensive data exchange and predictive analytics. However, technological ...
Why and how to compete through sustainability : a review and outline of trends influencing firm and network-level transformation
(Springer Nature, 2019-01-16)
This article reviews and discusses how to compete with sustainability by reviewing the literature about sustainability, business models, innovation, and networks. It is an introduction to the special issue on “innovative ...