Udo Zander
Stockholm School of Economics
34Publications
14H-index
16.9kCitations
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Management International Review 2.28
H. Emre Yildiz5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Uppsala University),
Adis Murtic (Stockholm School of Economics)+ 1 AuthorsAnders Richtnér8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Stockholm School of Economics)
Absorptive capacity has been marked as one of the most important capabilities of Multinational Corporations for effective management of knowledge. To address calls for research on micro-level origins of the concept, this paper focuses on the determinants of individual-level absorptive capacity. We examine the extent to which individuals’ capability to recognize, assimilate and exploit new knowledge from the environment is shaped by different forms of work motivation (i.e., intrinsic and extrinsi...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in PLOS ONE 2.77
Pär Mårtensson3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Uno Fors19
Estimated H-index: 19
+ 2 AuthorsGunnar H. Nilsson21
Estimated H-index: 21
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Published on Apr 1, 2016in Research Policy 4.66
Pär Mårtensson3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Stockholm School of Economics),
Uno Fors19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Stockholm University)
+ 2 AuthorsGunnar H. Nilsson21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Karolinska Institutet)
There are few widely acknowledged quality standards for research practice, and few definitions of what constitutes good research. The overall aim was therefore to describe what constitutes research, and then to use this description to develop a model of research practice and to define concepts related to its quality. The primary objective was to explore such a model and to create a multidisciplinary understanding of the generic dimensions of the quality of research practice. Eight concept modell...
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Published on Jul 1, 2014in British Journal of Management 3.06
Patrick Regnér7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Stockholm School of Economics),
Udo Zander14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Stockholm School of Economics)
International business scholars increasingly emphasize regional strategies based on an optimal location of downstream sales. There has been less scholarly attention, however, to the relationship between international strategy and upstream knowledge creation including R&D. Building on contemporary strategic management theory and the knowledge‐based view we remedy this. The viability of home‐regional or bi‐regional strategies is based on common assumptions that imply negative consequences of dista...
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Published on Dec 1, 2011in Management International Review 2.28
Patrick Regnér7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Stockholm School of Economics),
Udo Zander14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Stockholm School of Economics)
While a great deal of research on international business and management has fruitfully focused on knowledge transfer, this paper investigates knowledge creation; the process by which multinational companies (MNCs) continuously combine and recombine knowledge in order to generate a competitive advantage. By integrating contemporary strategic management research into the field of international business, we have developed a new perspective on strategy and knowledge creation in MNCs, by elaborating ...
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Udo Zander14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Stockholm School of Economics)
This article paints a broad-brush picture of a modernizing and reglobalizing world, following a path that can metaphorically be described as leading from unfettered “savannah-type capitalism” over an interwar state-controlled “zoo mentality” to a system of managed “game-park capitalism.” I propose an agenda for studying the effects of what is ironically both a more integrated and an increasingly multipolar world on the role, strategies, and practices of incumbent multinational companies and thei...
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Published on Jan 1, 2010in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Udo Zander14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Stockholm School of Economics),
Lena Zander11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Uppsala University)
International acquisitions are today the most important foreign direct investment vehicle, and the ensuing integration processes are notoriously fraught with problems. We situate, discuss, and develop the main results of an early study in the knowledge-based view tradition – the award-winning Bresman, Birkinshaw, and Nobel (1999) article. To enhance and develop the central contributions regarding social communities, knowledge, and culture, we use the metaphor of unpacking the “grey box”. We argu...
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Published on Dec 1, 2010in Scandinavian Journal of Management 1.34
Udo Zander14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Stockholm School of Economics),
Lena Zander11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Uppsala University)
+ 1 AuthorsJeanette Olsson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Derby)
Summary Using the intersectionality perspective as a theoretical lens in the study of the multinational company (MNC) - with its spatial separation of subunits, language and cultural diversity, organizational complexity, and multiplicity of activity environments - will yield exciting and novel possibilities for theory creation. A prime area of study deals with career patterns, i.e., who 'makes it to the top' in MNCs. Especially interesting are the effects of social interaction shaped in the inte...
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Published on Jan 1, 2006in European Management Review 1.25
Udo Zander14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Stockholm School of Economics),
Henrik Glimstedt4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Stockholm School of Economics)
The Institute of International Business (IIB) is a research and education center at the Stockholm School of Economics. From its humble beginnings in 1976, IIB has systematically built a trans-discipliary research environment with an extended international network. IIB's research on the multinational corporation (MNC) has centered around two research questions: 1) How should MNCs be organized and managed to be successful? and 2) What are the reasons behind MNC success? Empirical studies of intra-...
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Published on Dec 1, 2005in Journal of Management Studies 5.33
Ivo Zander8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Uppsala University),
Udo Zander14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Uppsala University)
This paper argues for the important role of customers as a source of competitive advantage and firm growth, an issue which has been largely neglected in the resource-based view of the firm. It conceptualizes Penrose’s (1959) notion of an ‘inside track’ and illustrates how in-depth knowledge about established customers combines with joint problem-solving activities and the rapid assimilation of new and previously unexploited skills and resources. It is suggested that the inside track represents a...
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