• Agency and economizing in interacted economies 

      Håkansson, Håkan; Olsen, Per Ingvar; Bakken, Tore (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      This paper discusses some core implications of the bulk of IMP research over the years for the understanding and conceptualization of what we call “interacted agency”. The discussion is also rooted in the two fundamental ...
    • An innovation success: but who gets the revenues? Opera software in Nigeria 

      Svendsen, Marie Brun; Dubourcq, Thomas Louis; Håkansson, Håkan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      The case giving the base for this article is a very rich network case, i.e. it describes the importance and the function of direct connections for a business highly embedded into a business environment. All the important ...
    • Being a networking firm on a day-to-day basis: customer and supplier routines in the Global Fish case 

      Harrison, Debbie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      This paper takes an ostensive-performative perspective on inter-organisational routines in discussing how Global Fish – a small fish processor organisation - handles resource use variety in regular supplier and customer ...
    • Below the surface: how (seafood-)networks work - and how they change 

      Olsen, Per Ingvar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      The objective of this editorial is to provide a broader context for five papers presenting different aspects of seafood industries, distribution networks and markets. It also discusses in brief some of their propositional ...
    • Construction Companies and How They Acquire Knowledge through Business Interaction 

      Håkansson, Håkan; Ingemansson, Malena (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      By combining the two phenomena ‘knowledge’ and ‘interaction’, in terms of how they can vary in both intensity and content, this article attempts to deepen the understanding of the relationship between different types of ...
    • IMP theory in light of process- and system theories 

      Olsen, Per Ingvar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      This paper compares and discusses IMP theory in relation to Process Theory and Systems Theory, and also relates it to the ANT. It contrasts and illuminates ontological and epistemological underpinnings, methodologies and ...
    • Interaction avoidance in networks 

      Hoholm, Thomas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Abstract Purpose: This paper develops the case for studying non-interaction in networks, particularly instances of intentional avoidance of interaction. Design: The paper is based on the analysis of instances of ...
    • Interaction to bridge network gaps: the problem of specialization and innovation in fish technology 

      Hoholm, Thomas; Håkansson, Håkan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Innovation is to a large extent about trying out new combinations. Often it means bridging different types of gaps, which becomes more problematic in cases of radical innovation, as well as in cases of highly specialized ...
    • Knowledge, Transparency and Power in Business Networks 

      Olsen, Per Ingvar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      This article explores into the relationship between food suppliers and supermarket-chain retailers in the concentrated and import protected Norwegian dairy market. It aims at developing and discussing analytical constructs ...
    • Managing renewal in fragmented business networks 

      Havenvid, Malena Ingemasson; Håkansson, Håkan; Linné, Åse (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Purpose: We argue that the construction industry is characterised by a fragmented business context with three main features: the project-based character, the strong focus on price in all parts of the supply chain along ...
    • Market policy and destructive network effects 

      Abrahamsen, Morten H.; Håkansson, Håkan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      This paper analyses how different policy perspectives or logics regarding industry organising affect network interaction, with particular focus on how the availability of resources is organised To examine this we compare ...
    • Network Change as a Battle of Ideas? Analysing the Interplay Between Idea Structures and Activated Structures 

      Abrahamsen, Morten H.; Henneberg, Stephan C.; Huemer, Lars; Naudé, Peter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      How should a network be organised? In what direction should it change? In networks actors have distinct network positions which are defined by their connected relationships. If an actor wants to change this network position ...
    • Networks in transition 

      Abrahamsen, Morten H.; Håkansson, Håkan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      How should a company act when faced with several possible options for network development? Should it support the changing forces in the network, or should it conform to the established practices? In this paper we look ...
    • Organizational identities in networks: sense-giving and sense-taking in the salmon farming industry 

      Huemer, Lars (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      The notion of organizational identity has received increased attention lately. This paper proposes a ‘balanced’ understanding of identities in networks by combining outside-in and inside-out perspectives on identity ...
    • Public Policy and Industry Views on Innovation in Construction 

      Bygballe, Lena E.; Ingemansson, Malena (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      In several countries, governmental agencies have long expressed their concerns about the construction industry’s performance, its low productivity and inability to innovate. At the same time public funding of construction-related ...
    • Researching business interaction: Introducing a conceptual framework and methodology 

      Abrahamsen, Morten H. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce a conceptual framework and a methodology for researching business interaction. Design/methodology/approach The paper briefly presents what business ...
    • Strategizing in horizons and verizons: Distinguishing between mediators and firms' mediating functions. 

      Huemer, Lars (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Purpose The study has two related objectives. At the firm level of analysis, the author proposes that a clearer distinction between firms’ mediating functions and mediators could enhance the understanding of business ...
    • The roles of deals and business networks in innovation processes 

      Olsen, Per Ingvar; Håkansson, Håkan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the roles of deals in innovations processes, based on the definition of a deal as the interaction of social-material value-creating processes with money-handing processes. ...
    • This is not a building: the abductionist journey of a publicly funded regional (non-)innovation project 

      Brekke, Andreas; Rubach, Synnøve; Hoholm, Thomas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      The article starts with the intention to report research findings related to the microprocesses involved in networked innovation processes. However, it ends up with a description and critique of how a publicly funded project ...