Alan R. Johnson

Alan R. Johnson
Nord University | HIBO · Graduate School of Business

PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship

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Introduction
Alan is a Senior Research Fellow in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Division at the Business School of NORD University, Bodø, Norway. He received his doctorate in Management and Entrepreneurship from EM Lyon Business School, France, in 2013 working with Frédéric Delmar. Dr. Johnson’s research interests focus on multilevel and longitudinal research designs and data analysis for questions in Entrepreneurship and Team Dynamics. Current projects include: an archival study of 374 Academic Spin-Off firms in Norway; a field study of 120 knowledge intensive New Venture Teams in Gothenburg, Copenhagen, and St. Petersburg; and an archival study of European patents using linked open-data to connect the research scientists, intellectual property and commercializing firms.
Additional affiliations
May 2015 - present
Nord University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Forney Data project
January 2014 - present
Lund University
Position
  • Visiting Research Fellow
Description
  • New Venture Teams project
August 2006 - May 2010
emlyon business school
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (13)
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Entrepreneurship is often defined as a process in which agents have decided to invest time, talent, and resources to exploit commercial opportunities and realize value. This process is uncertain, and the distribution of outcomes is kurtic and highly skewed, with a mean close to zero and some outliers way off to the right. In addition, the process i...
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Continuous and survival outcomes are important for new venture research because explaining development and growth is difficult when continuous outcomes are zero. This paper focuses descriptive exploratory plots with multilevel and longitudinal data to make preliminary analyses of the effects of predictors, before fitting multivariate regression mod...
Technical Report
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Research into invention, innovation policy, and technology management can benefit from accurate person identifiers for individuals engaged in research activity that would help keep track of individuals’ scientific publications and, by extension, overall progress in various fields of science and engineering. To this end, the European Patent Office (...
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In this chapter, we suggest links between previous and future research into the psychology, more specifically the motivation of entrepreneurs using a self-regulation perspective. Recent research in work motivation has shifted its focus from the single concept of goal setting and intentions towards a broader understanding of self-regulation processe...
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The team behavior literature is ambiguous about the relations between members’ interpersonal processes—task debate and task conflict—and team performance. From a social influence perspective, we show why members’ interpersonal processes determine team performance over time in small groups. Together, over time, dissenting in-group minorities who sha...
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Borrowing nomenclature and concepts from ecology and evolutionary biology, we apply descriptive exploratory methods to extend our understanding about the complex dynamics of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. We take a holistic approach to ecosystem analysis, and we analyze the evolution of multiple activities (i.e., entry, exit, growth, and survival) w...
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Digital technologies and their applications are systematically altering established practices and making new ones emerge in different realms of society. Research in social sciences in general and management in particular is no exception, and several examples that span a variety of fields are coming into the spotlight not only from scholarly communi...
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This study examined how interpersonal processes in new venture teams affect performance. Specifically we examined the complementary effects of task debate and task conflict on team achievement of their first business plan. We followed 60 student teams over 22 weeks collecting data on four occasions. We found that creativity and goal setting are imp...
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Several recent studies have drawn attention to the importance of team composition for the success of new business startups (Delmar & Shane, 2006; Ruef, Aldrich, & Carter, 2003). Teams are formed partly to more successfully explore and exploit large arrays of new products and services and potentially applicable business processes. This study extends...

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