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Andersson, M., Kusetogullari, A. & Wernberg, J. (2023). Coding for intangible competitive advantage - mapping the distribution and characteristics of software-developing firms in the Swedish economy. Industry and Innovation, 30(1), 17-41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coding for intangible competitive advantage - mapping the distribution and characteristics of software-developing firms in the Swedish economy
2023 (English)In: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 17-41Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Software is at the core of digitalisation and is often claimed to play a central role in innovation and in shaping competition across industries and firms. There are yet few studies of the extent and nature of software development across firms. We employ a unique firm-level survey comprising 3,929 firms across Sweden to analyse the distribution and characteristics of firms that invest in software development and the orientation of their investments. The results confirm that software development activities are present in most industries, but heterogeneously distributed across firms. Internal software development is associated with innovation-oriented large firms in high-tech and knowledge-intensive industries, and is often affiliated with MNEs. The results suggest that software development is comparable to R&D investments and constitutes an example of digital innovation. This strengthens the value of studying software development activities to understand how firms invest in and build competitive advantage in the digitalised economy. © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
digitalisation, human capital, productivity, software, software development
National Category
Economic Geography Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-23604 (URN)10.1080/13662716.2022.2112396 (DOI)000844982300001 ()2-s2.0-85136628612 (Scopus ID)
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open access

Available from: 2022-09-12 Created: 2022-09-12 Last updated: 2024-01-02Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Braunerhjelm, P. (2023). Debatt: En inkluderande tillväxt i Malmö av betydelse för hela Sveriges tillväxt. Dagens industri (1 juni)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Debatt: En inkluderande tillväxt i Malmö av betydelse för hela Sveriges tillväxt
2023 (Swedish)In: Dagens industri, no 1 juniArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bonnier, 2023
Keywords
tillväxt, Malmö. inkluderande tillväxt, hållbar tillväxt
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Industrial Economics a nd Managemen
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25543 (URN)
Available from: 2023-11-03 Created: 2023-11-03 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. (2023). Malmö: en stad, två berättelser. Tillväxtkommissionen för ett inkluderande och hållbart Malmö
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Malmö: en stad, två berättelser
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tillväxtkommissionen för ett inkluderande och hållbart Malmö, 2023. p. 112
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25542 (URN)
Note

Tillväxtkommissionens slutrapport

Available from: 2023-11-03 Created: 2023-11-03 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Storey, D. J., Andersson, M., Henrekson, M., Jack, S., Stenkula, M., Thorburn, K., . . . Zander, I. (2023). Per Davidsson: recipient of the 2023 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Small Business Economics, 61(4), 1381-1390
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2023 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 61, no 4, p. 1381-1390Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Professor Per Davidsson is the recipient of the 2023 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Throughout an extraordinarily productive career, he has made invaluable contributions in building the field of entrepreneurship. His early studies on entrepreneurship and culture and his studies on the growth of small businesses played an important role in the emergence and development of entrepreneurship as a scholarly field of research. He has also, continuously, made more conceptual contributions by critically probing the development of the field, and engaged in writing foundational books that have been used extensively in higher education institutes. By probing and challenging traditional assumptions throughout his career, he has contributed to the refinement and renewal of the field. © 2023, The Author(s).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, Global award for entrepreneurship research, High-growth firms
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25478 (URN)10.1007/s11187-023-00819-6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85173036321 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2023-10-17 Created: 2023-10-17 Last updated: 2024-01-11Bibliographically approved
Foss, N. J., Andersson, M., Henrekson, M., Jack, S., Stenkula, M., Thorburn, K. & Zander, I. (2023). Saras Sarasvathy: recipient of the 2022 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Small Business Economics, 61(1), 1-10
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2023 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 61, no 1, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Professor Saras Sarasvathy is the recipient of the 2022 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Her research contributions have fundamentally changed and invigorated the conversation in the domain of entrepreneurship research. Sarasvathy’s work on effectuation emphasizes how entrepreneurs operate based on available resources, think in terms of affordable loss rather than profit maximization, leverage trustworthy partnerships, and treat unforeseen contingencies as opportunities rather than problems. It has led and inspired a new generation of researchers in the quest for a better understanding of how entrepreneurs make their decisions and the unfolding of the entrepreneurial process. © 2023, The Author(s).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Causation, Effectuation, Entrepreneurship, Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-24446 (URN)10.1007/s11187-023-00746-6 (DOI)000956951700001 ()2-s2.0-85151248816 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-04-14 Created: 2023-04-14 Last updated: 2023-12-05Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Eklund, J. & Tsvetkova, A. (2023). Spatial variations in financial constraints of SMEs-evidence from firm-level estimates of investment-cash flow sensitivities in Sweden. Small Business Economics, 60(4), 1683-1698
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spatial variations in financial constraints of SMEs-evidence from firm-level estimates of investment-cash flow sensitivities in Sweden
2023 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 60, no 4, p. 1683-1698Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Plain English Summary We show that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located outside the main city regions are more dependent on internal cash flow in their investments compared to SME urban city regions. Our findings clearly show that, as access to agglomerated economies decreases, financial constraints faced by the SMEs increase. The investment ability of SMEs in rural regions depends on own cash flow more but revenues in smaller regions tend to be smaller too-implying that the cash flow is likely to be lower. As a result, SMEs in smaller and more remote places would find it harder to invest and, therefore, to grow or increase productivity. The fact that such a consistent pattern of increasing investment-cash flow sensitivity is clearly observable in Sweden, one of the least regionally unequal countries, only reinforces the importance of considering the spatial dimension in policies targeted at closing SME financing gap. It is well established that there is uneven availability of credit across space, in particular for SMEs. The evidence on whether this translates into differences in actual business investments remains scarce. We assess this question by using firm-level data for Swedish firms and estimate the extent to which the average investment-cash flow sensitivities of firms vary across the urban-rural hierarchy. We find that the world of financing is not yet flat for the majority of Swedish SMEs. Companies located in non-metro regions are most dependent on own cash flow in their investments. The results hold for all firms, firms of different sizes, firms operating in low-end services, unaffiliated firms and those belonging to domestic corporations. In contrast, investment-cash flow sensitivity of firms operating in high-tech services and those belonging to a multinational enterprise does not differ geographically. On average, regional investment-cash flow sensitivity is lower in bigger, denser and more educated local labour market regions; it is higher in regions with greater concentration of SMEs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Sweden, SMEs, Financial constraints, Urban-rural continuum, Access to finance, Investment decisions
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-23659 (URN)10.1007/s11187-022-00673-y (DOI)000849463700002 ()2-s2.0-85137497065 (Scopus ID)
Note

open access

Available from: 2022-09-16 Created: 2022-09-16 Last updated: 2023-06-19Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Månsson, J. (2023). Tillväxtpolitiska insatsers logik, effekt och utvärderingsbarhet. Östersund: Tillväxtanalys: Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tillväxtpolitiska insatsers logik, effekt och utvärderingsbarhet
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Tillväxtanalys: Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser, 2023. p. 65
Series
Rapport 2023 ; 14
Keywords
Tillväxtpolitik, utvärdering, entreprenörskap, innovation, tillväxtpolitiska insatser
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-25540 (URN)
Available from: 2023-11-03 Created: 2023-11-03 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Kim, B. H. S. & Kohlhase, J. E. (2022). Editorial: developments at the Annals of regional science 2020–2021. The annals of regional science, 68(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial: developments at the Annals of regional science 2020–2021
2022 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 68, no 1Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The editors-in-chief of the Annals of Regional Science offer an overview and analysis of recent developments at the journal from January 2020 through December 2021, a time period hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Annal’s Impact Factor increased substantially to 2.646 in 2020. Moreover, submissions increased from pre-COVID times. A new development is the shifting of source regions for articles accepted for publication. For the first time, China tied with the USA to lead the distribution of acceptances by country. Special Issues continue to be important components of the journal. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, 2022
National Category
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-22670 (URN)10.1007/s00168-022-01115-z (DOI)000754918400001 ()2-s2.0-85124771641 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-02-25 Created: 2022-02-25 Last updated: 2022-11-17Bibliographically approved
Kusetogullari, A., Kusetogullari, H., Yavariabdi, A., Andersson, M. & Eklund, J. (2022). Genetic Algorithm-based Variable Selection Approach for High-Growth Firm Prediction. In: International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2022: . Paper presented at 2022 International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2022, Male, 16 November through 18 November 2022. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genetic Algorithm-based Variable Selection Approach for High-Growth Firm Prediction
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2022 (English)In: International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2022, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we propose a novel method for high-growth firm prediction by minimizing a cost function using a Genetic Algorithm (GA). To achieve it, the GA is used to search to find a set of important variables which provide the best fit for machine learning models so that accurate predictions can be made for high-growth firm prediction. The GA is employed to optimize the mean square error (MSE) between the accurate results and the predicted results of the machine learning methods by evolving the initially generated binary solutions through iterations. The proposed method obtains the best fitting set of variables for the machine learning methods for high-growth firm prediction. Four different machine learning methods which are Support Vector Machines (SVM), Logistic Regression, Random Forest (RF) and K-Nearest Neighbor (K-NN) have been employed with the GA and experimental results show that using RF with the GA achieves the best accuracy results with 94.93%. © 2022 IEEE.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022
Keywords
Computational complexity, Cost functions, Genetic algorithms, Learning algorithms, Learning systems, Mean square error, Nearest neighbor search, Support vector regression, Complexity, Cost-function, High growth, High-growth firm prediction, Machine learning methods, Machine-learning, Novel methods, Optimisations, Random forests, Variables selections, Forecasting, Genetic algorithm, machine learning, optimization, variable selection
National Category
Computer Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-24243 (URN)10.1109/ICECCME55909.2022.9988729 (DOI)2-s2.0-85146429707 (Scopus ID)9781665470957 (ISBN)
Conference
2022 International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2022, Male, 16 November through 18 November 2022
Available from: 2023-01-27 Created: 2023-01-27 Last updated: 2023-01-27Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Larsson, J. P. (2022). Historical local industry structure, voting patterns and the long-run entrepreneurial character of regions: Swedish examples. The annals of regional science, 69(3), 611-631
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Historical local industry structure, voting patterns and the long-run entrepreneurial character of regions: Swedish examples
2022 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 69, no 3, p. 611-631Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Spatial variations in rates of new firm formation are large and spatially persistent over long periods of time. A common explanation of this empirical regularity is so-called local entrepreneurship cultures, which refer to spatially embedded social characteristics that change in slow processes. This paper discusses perspectives on the development of such cultures and focuses on the role of historical industry structures in forming the long-run entrepreneurial character of regions. To illustrate the empirical relevance of arguments and findings in the literature, we use historical data on voting patterns in municipalities in Sweden, as well as indications of their early industrial concentrations, and assess their correlations with present-day entrepreneurial activity. We show that places with a high share of left-wing votes in the period 1917-1948 and early historical presence of heavy industry have lower rates of new firm formation, less positive public attitudes toward entrepreneurship as well as larger average establishment sizes in the twenty-first century. The empirical patterns are consistent with the argument that regions' historical industry structure is one factor that influences the development of local entrepreneurship cultures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
Keywords
L26, R11, O11
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-23523 (URN)10.1007/s00168-022-01156-4 (DOI)000825002100001 ()2-s2.0-85133647305 (Scopus ID)
Note

open access

Available from: 2022-08-12 Created: 2022-08-12 Last updated: 2022-12-21Bibliographically approved
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