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Recent publications and conference contributions 2015-2016

A. Scientific journal articles (peer reviewed)

Alvstam, C.G. (2015), Global shifts in the geography of intercontinental seaborne transport – new challenges for multilateralism? In: Svenska Sjörättsföreningen Skrifter, 83. Swedish Maritime Law Association, pp. 27-43.

Alvstam, C.G., Johansson, B. and Jonsson, A. (2015), Neglect – Awakening – Fashion – Normality – and next? One hundred years of Swedish economic and business studies of East Asia. Orientaliska Studier, No 142: 40-57.

Ivarsson, I., Alvstam, C.G. and Vahlne, J-E. (2016 forthcoming), Global technology development by colocating R&D and manufacturing: The case of Swedish manufacturing MNEs. Industrial and Corporate Change. Published online May 13: doi:10.1093/icc/dtw018.
http://icc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/dtw018?

Schweizer, R. (2015), Decision-making during small and medium-sized enterprises’ internationalisation – effectuation vs. causation. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 8(1): 22-41.

Söderman, S. and Dolles, H. (2015), Unlocking advertising, activation and sponsorship in an emerging market. Sports, Business and Management: An International Journal, 5(5): 472-492.

Vahlne, J-E. and Jonsson, A. (2016) “Ambidexterity as a dynamic capability in the globalization of the multinational business enterprise (MBE): Case studies of AB Volvo and IKEA”. Published online in International Business Review. doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.05.006

Wentrup, R. (2016), The online-offline balance - internationalization for Swedish online service providers. Published online in Journal of International Entrepreneurship.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10843-016-0171-2

Wentrup, R., Ström, P. and Nakamura, H. R. (2016) "Digital oases and digital deserts in Sub-Saharan Africa", Journal of Science & Technology Policy Management, 7(1): 77–100.

Yakob, R. (2015), “An Empirical Study of Solution Search Processes in Complex Problem solving: The Vehicle Crossbeam Case”, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 15(4): 329-357.

B. Journal / newspaper articles; reviews

Alvstam, C.G. (2015), A brief history of the commercial relations between Sweden and China: From One-way trade to the acquisition of Volvo Car by Zhejiang Geely. In: China in Turbulence – Paths Forward for Nordic Businesses. A collection of articles by Claes Alvstam, Kjeld-Erik Brødsgaard, Geir Helgesen, Riitta Kosonen, Chunrong Liu and Wei Liu. Presented at the 20th anniversary meeting of the Nordic Centre Consortium, Fudan University, Shanghai, October 22. Helsinki: Aalto University Business School, pp. 5-9.

Ström, P. (2016), Review of “Dynamics of economic spaces in the global knowledge-based economy—theory and East Asian cases”, by
Sam Ock Park and Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge, 2014. In. Journal of Economic Geography, 16(1).
http://joeg.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/02/22/jeg.lbw002.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=wPuMHyC6WUJIt1P

Wentrup, R. and Ström, P. (2016) "Sluta framställ delningsekonomi som välgörenhet" DI Digital, January 22. http://digital.di.se

C. Monographs / books / dissertations

Berg, L., Ivarsson, I., Lindahl, R. and Ström, P. (eds.), (2016), Gränsöverskridande. Forskning om Europafrågor vid Göteborgs universitet, No. 30. Göteborg: Centre for European Research, 313 pp.

Jakobsson, J. (2015), Unfolding Evolutionary Growth Within a Subsidiary: The Case of a Sales subsidiary in the Middle East, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law (Diss.)

D. Chapters in monographs / books

Alvstam, C.G. and Ivarsson, I. (2016 forthcoming), The “hybrid” multinational enterprise – The greyzone between “national champion” and “global player”: The acquisition of Volvo Car by Zhejiang Geely. Accepted for publication in ‘Organization and Culture in Cross-border Acquisitions’ (working title) edited by M. Fuchs, S. Henn, M. Franz and R. Mudambi.
Routledge.

Alvstam, C.G., Ström, P. and Wentrup, R. (2016), Heterogenous economic space in a global archipelago: An economic geography perspective of emerging markets. In Merchant H. (ed.), Handbook of Contemporary Research on Emerging Markets. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 38-61.

Cordeiro, C.M., (2016), An Integrated Perspective of a ‘World Without Verona Walls’: The Götheborg IV Model. In: Berg, L. et al., Gränsöverskridande, pp. 41-51.

Hansen, M.W., Jensen, P.D.Ø. and Petersen, B. (2016), Drivers and Strategies of International Service Firms in Emerging Markets. Accepted for publication in Merchant, H. (ed.), Handbook of Contemporary Research on Emerging Markets. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 223-247.

Lagerström, K. and Schweizer, R. (2015), Tapping into India’s Innovation Potential: Consequences for a Western Multinational Enterprise and the Case of SKF. In: McKelvey, M. and Bagchi-Sen, S. Innovation Spaces in Asia: Entrepreneurs, Multinational Enterprises and Policy. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 314-332.

Lagerström, K. and Schweizer, R. (2016), HRM Challenges during the Development of Local R&D Capability in Asia. In: Berg, L. et al., Gränsöverskridande, pp. 273-284.

Lorentzon, S. and Ström, P., (2016), Crossing Borders – Opera Performances by ICT. In: Berg, L. et al., Gränsöverskridande, pp. 67-77.

Nakamura, H.R. and Ström, P. (2015), Upp, ned och upp igen? Om styrkan och potentialen I den japanska ekonomin. In: Hagström, L. och Moberg, P. (red.), Japan Nu: Strömningar och perspektiv. (2:a uppl.) Stockholm: Carlssons, pp. 187-207.

Nestor, C. (2016), Cross-border Trade and Investment in Vietnam. In: Berg, L. et al., Gränsöverskridande, pp. 239-250.

Ørberg Jensen, P., Petersen, B. and Schweizer, R. (2016), Global Sourcing Readiness: On Opportunity Recognition, Feasibility and Comfort Zones. In: Berg, L. et al., Gränsöverskridande, pp. 53-66.

Ström, P. (2015), Service research and economic geography. In: Bryson, J.R. and Daniels, P.W. (eds.), Handbook of Service Business: Management, Marketing, Innovation and Internationalisation. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 35-48.

Vahlne, J.E. and Ivarsson, I. (2016), Swedish MNEs are Pioneering Globalization. In: Berg, L. et al., Gränsöverskridande, pp. 21-40.

Wentrup, R., Ström, P. and Nakamura, R. (2016), Digitalisering och nya ekonomiska geografier. In: Berg, L. et al., Gränsöverskridande, pp. 11-19.

Xu, X. (2016), The Piketty Mania (Reflections on Piketty’s Speech at LSE. In: Berg, L. et al., Gränsöverskridande, pp. 79-83.

E. Conference papers

Alvstam, C.G. and Ivarsson, I. (2016), Technology transfer and the internationalization process of an emerging market firm: The example of Chinese acquisitions in the Swedish automotive industry. Paper presented at the Research Workshop on “Creating Leading Edge Technical Competencies in Chinese Companies – Innovation and Globalization”. Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business, economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, April 28-29.

Alvstam, C.G. and Nakamura, H.R. (2016), The “Lost” Trade: Ignored factors in the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Paper accepted for presentation at the AIB Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, June 27-30.

Dolles, H. and Dibben, M. (2016), Aiming for Top Speed – Investigating a World Landspeed Record Attempt. In: Tara Magdalinski (ed.): Sport Management in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the European Association for Sport Management, Dublin (Ireland).

Dolles, H., Gammelsæter, H. and Solenes, O. (2016), Exploring the Regional Value of Cultural Institutions in Sport – A Study of Molde Football Club (Norway) In: Dorota Dobija (ed.): Uncertainty is a Great Opportunity. Proceedings of the European Academy of Management 15th Annual Meeting, Kozminski University, Warsaw (Poland).

Dolles, H., Dibben, M., Halpern, N., Hardy, A., Lynch, P.M., Mykletun, G. and Otterhals, G. (2016), Adventure tourism and responsible tourism: A paradox? In: Edward H. Huijbens (ed.): Book of Abstracts, Proceedings of the 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research (Theme: “Responsible tourism?”), University of Iceland, Reykjavik (Iceland), Akureyri: Icelandic Tourism Research Centre, ( RMF S-02-2015 ) pp. 69-73.

Dolles, H., Dibben, M. and Hardy, A. (2016), Life on the edge: Adventure tourism, neo-tribes and motorcycle racing at the Isle of Man. In: Huijbens, E. (ed.): Book of Abstracts, Proceedings of the 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research (Theme: “Responsible tourism?”), Akureyri: Icelandic Tourism Research Centre, ( RMF S-02-2015 ) p. 72.

Dolles, H., Dibben, M. and Hardy, A. (2016), Life on the Edge: Neo-Tribes and Motorcycle Racing on the Isle of Man. In: Craw, M. (ed.): Proceedings of the 21st Sport Management Association Australia New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference (Theme: “Coming of Age”), The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania, Hobart (Australia), p. 47.

Petersen, B. and Ivarsson, I. (2016), A Springboard Perspective on the Political Embeddedness and Strategic Asset Seeking of a Privately Held Emerging Economy Firm: Geely's Acquisition of Volvo Cars. Paper accepted for presentation at the AIB Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, June 27-30.

Yakob, R. (2016), Fostering Local Managerial Capacity in China through Knowledge-Collectivities. Paper presented at The Global Transformation of Work: Market Integration, China’s Rise, and Labor Adaptation, Rutgers Business School (RBS), Newark, March.

Yakob, R. (2016), Fostering Local Managerial Capacity in China: HRM, Matched-Pairs, and Knowledge. Paper accepted for presentation at the AIB Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, June 27-30.
Yakob, R., Nakamura H.R. and Ström, P. (2016) Chinese Foreign Acquisitions Aimed for Innovation Upgrading: The Case of Geely and Volvo. Paper accepted for presentation at the AIB Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, June 27-30.2015


Alvstam, C.G. (2015), TTIP and the way forward. Panel contribution at the 17th Annual Conference on European Integration Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE): European Integration in Swedish Economic Research, Mölle, Sweden, May 19-22.

Alvstam, C.G. (2015), The new EU global trade strategy: Are we talking about the right things? Panel contribution at the seminar on EU’s global trade strategy. The Permanent Representation of Sweden at the European Union, Brussels, November 3.

Alvstam, C.G. and Ivarsson, I. (2015), Creating a new spatial logic in the global operations of a passenger car manufacturer: The acquisition of Volvo Car by Zhejiang Geely. Paper presented at the 4th Global economic Geography Conference, University of Oxford, UK, August 19-22.

Alvstam, C.G., Ivarsson, I. and Petersen, B. (2015), Reconfiguration of a global value chain: The example of the acquisition of Volvo Cars by Zhejiang Geely Holding. Paper presented at the AIB Conference on Breaking up the Global Value Chain, Bocconi University, Milano, October 30-31.

Bergström, O. and Ström, P. (2015), Regional reconfiguration of the multinational companies in the knowledge economy. Paper presented at the 25th Annual RESER Conference on Innovative services in the 21st Century. Roskilde University, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 10-12.

Cordeiro, C. (2015), Waves of trade between Sweden and China: Tracing th exchange of goods, services and knowledge between Gothenburg and Shanghai. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference on European Integration Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE): European Integration in Swedish Economic Research, Mölle, Sweden, May 19-22.

Gabrielsson, C. and Dolles, H. (2015), Value capturing in floorball: How equipment manufacturers and retailers contribute to the market development of a ‘new sport’. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA), School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London, October 28-31.

Ivarsson, I. and Petersen, B. (2015), Political Embeddedness and Strategic Asset Seeking of a Privately Held Emerging Economy Firm: Geely’s Acquisition of Volvo Cars Corporation. Paper presented at the EIBA Annual Conference, Rio de Janeiro, December 1-3.

Ivarsson, I. and Petersen, B. (2015), A Springboard Perspective on Political Embeddedness and Strategic Asset Seeking of a Privately Held Emerging Economy Firm: Geely’s Acquisition of Volvo Cars Corporation. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association, School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London, October 28-31.

Jonsson, A. (2015), Digitalization as a force and enabler for knowledge integration: A case study of how a Swedish retailer prepare for the next wave of industrialization. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference on European Integration Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE): European Integration in Swedish Economic Research, Mölle, Sweden, May 19-22.

Nakamura, H.R. and Alvstam, C.G. (2015), EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement negotiations: The need for bridging the gap between international economics and international business. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Association of Japanese Business Studies, Bengaluru, India, June 26.

Nestor, C. (2015), Hong Kong - a transshipment center for China's seaborne foreign trade. Paper presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 21-25 April.

Nestor, C. (2015), Vietnam’s international labor migration – scale, diversity and determinants. Paper presented at the 4th Global economic Geography Conference, University of Oxford, UK, August 19-22.

Ström, P. and Nakamura, H.R. (2015), The Chinese firms’ utilization of foreign acquisitions in peripheral industrialized regions for enhancing innovation capabilities. Paper presented at the 4th Global economic Geography Conference, University of Oxford, UK, August 19-22.

Ström, P. and Nakamura, H.R. (2015), The Chinese firms’ utilization of foreign acquisitions in peripheral industrialized regions for enhancing innovation capabilities. Paper presented at the AIB Conference on Breaking up the Global Value Chain, Bocconi University, Milano, October 30-31.

Vahlne, J-E. and Jonsson, A. (2015), Evolution of the global firm and the role of ambidexterity as a dynamic capability: Case studies of Volvo and IKEA. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference on European Integration Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE): European Integration in Swedish Economic Research, Mölle, Sweden, May 19-22.

Wentrup, R., Nakamura, H.R. and Ström, P. (2015), ‘El souk digital’ –Transforming digital consumers in a global but even marketplace. Paper presented at the 4th Global economic Geography Conference, University of Oxford, UK, August 19-22.

Wong, A. (2015), Managing the agile MNE – A contextual perspective on enterprise agility. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association, School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London, October 28-31.

F. Working papers

Alvstam, C.G. (in progress), ‘Will international seaborne transport reach a “peak freight” point in the near future? Realistic vision, unlikely development or wishful thinking?’ Lighthouse, Business Ship, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Accepted for submission at the 4th World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, July 10-15, 2016.

Cordeiro, C.M. (in progress), Gothenburg in Asia – Asia in Gothenburg.

Hamberg Lagerström, K. and Schweizer R. (in progress), The internal internationalization process of firms; A dynamic capability perspective. To be submitted to Journal of World Business.

Lim, Angeline and Cordeiro-Nilsson, C.M. Uniquely Singapore (in progress), YIN YANG: a new perspective on culture, the Inaugural Conference on Yin Yang Paradigm, Stockholm University School of Business.

Nestor, C. (in progress) Foreign-controlled manufacturing in Vietnam; the role of industrial zones. Working paper, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

Nestor, C. (in progress) Vietnam port development - past, present and future. Working paper, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

Nestor, C. (in progress) Vietnam seaborne trade and transports - past, present and future. Working paper, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

Nestor, C. (in progress) Current situation and future of Vietnam dry port development. Working paper, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Schweizer, R. (forthcoming) The Arranged Marriage Syndrome – The Local Integration Process between Two Globally Merging Multinational Companies’ Subsidiaries. Chapter accepted for publication in a forthcoming book with the working title ‘Mergers and Acquisitions – a stakeholder perspective’, Routledge.

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