Anna Brattström

Anna Brattström
Lund University | LU

PhD

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Introduction
I study innovation and entrepreneurship. I am particularly interested in collaborative dynamics, seeking to understand innovation and collaboration within and across teams and organizations. Most of my research is based on longitudinal, qualitative data, collected in the context of innovative start-ups or inter-organizational R&D alliances. My research is published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Product Innovation Management.
Additional affiliations
January 2021 - August 2021
Lund University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2020 - present
Stockholm School of Economics
Position
  • Docent; visiting scholar
June 2017 - August 2017
Stanford University
Position
  • Visiting Scholar

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Publications (26)
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Based on a longitudinal case study of four interorganizational product development collaborations, this paper identifies a lure to cross-functional integration that has hereto been neglected. In particular, findings suggest that when the buyer firm separates the Research and Development (R&D) Department from the Procurement Department, the two depa...
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We investigate the relative importance of external market knowledge acquisition and internal knowledge generation in new venture innovation. We argue that the effectiveness of externally acquired knowledge is less important in environments that are perceived as highly dynamic. To test our model, we examine 316 new ventures in one singular, high-gro...
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Growth orientation is important for understanding why some young firms grow but not others, but research remains silent on the intermediary mechanisms mediating the growth orientation–firm growth relationship. We study 282 Swedish firms and show that various innovative activities mediate the growth orientation–firm growth relationship. These mediat...
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This paper introduces a process model of how academics learn to bridge different cognitive scripts, thereby learning to collaborate with non-academic managers in the context of multidisciplinary academic spinoff (ASO) teams. Whereas prior research has taken a static perspective, showing that cooperation in ASO teams is challenging due to difference...
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As public and private organizations are spending resources fostering entrepreneurship, an industry around entrepreneurship has emerged. Using the entrepreneurship industry in Sweden as a case and example, this chapter provides an explorative analysis of the emergence, manifestations, and consequences of cultural ideals within this industry. The ana...
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Research is not merely report-writing; it also involves elements of storytelling. In this essay, we reflect on two narrative archetypes in entrepreneurship research: the stories of entrepreneurship as a road to salvation and means to emancipation. We outline a framework to analyze research from a storytelling perspective, apply this framework to id...
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We replicate the Wiklund et al. (2003) study examining the attitudes towards growth of small business managers. We generalize and extend that study in three important ways: we focus on a different context (United States instead of Sweden), where the conditions and consequences for growth are different, we provide an additional predictor variable –...
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While much has been written about how startups work to develop their product, this paper focuses instead on how to manage the startup team. Based on a systematic review of current research, I present actionable insights about startup team characteristics; who they are, how they work, and how they stay together. I explain how these characteristics i...
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Whereas extant research on trust in interorganizational relationships tends to focus on trust convergence – i.e. members of one focal firm developing similar trust perceptions toward a partner firm – we shift focus to trust divergence – i.e. members of one focal firm developing different trust perceptions toward a partner firm. To explore trust div...
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Innovation auditing is a well-established practice used by managers to identify strengths and weaknesses in innovation. Existing audit frameworks fall short, however, because they neglect three major trends that currently transform the innovation landscape. These trends are as follows: 1) a shift from closed to more open models of innovation (“open...
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According to the resource-based view, knowledge concealing is fundamental for firms’ ability to prevent competitor imitation and profit from innovation. Open innovation scholars have recently challenged this idea, proposing instead that knowledge revealing can foster industry-wide collaboration and enhance the value of innovation. Reconciling these...
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Many firms manage the innovation process by using metrics. Yet, whether measurement supports or hinders innovation continues to be a topic of debate. To shed new light on this debate, this paper presents a conceptual framework of how measurement engages attention in firms. We draw on attention based theory and conceptualize innovation measurement a...
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How should we understand the role of trust in inter-organizational relationships? Trust refers to the “willingness of one party to be vulnerable to the actions of another party based on the expectations that the other will perform a particular action important to the trustor, irrespectively of the ability to monitor or control that other party” (Ma...
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For most companies, innovation is a top managerial priority. Business executives look at successful innovators such as Apple and Google with envy, wishing their companies could be half as innovative. To boost and benchmark innovation, managers often use quantitative performance indicators, but they struggle with identifying the right metric. Yet, o...
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Trust within teams is a central performance driver in product innovation. In this paper, we examine the antecedents to and performance implications of trust in firms engaged in radical innovation compared to those working towards incremental innovations. Our findings suggest that systematic processes and structures are significantly linked to trust...
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This paper addresses the governance of trust repair in strategic alliances. Based on a longitudinal case study of three consecutive R&D alliances between two firms, we conduct an in-depth analysis of trust dynamics with particular focus on the trust repair process and its anatomy. Our study offers important implications both for the relational view...
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This paper addresses the challenge of striking a balance between, on one hand, mitigating uncertainty through the existence of systematic processes and structures and, on the other, stimulating creativity through allowable variation in work processes and structures. Both objectives are fundamental aspects of product development work. Our main findi...

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Projects (4)
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In this line of research, I explore innovation and collaboration. I am interested in how knowledge is created and travels across inter-organizational boarders and the role of trust in collaborative endeavors.
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A four-year longitudinal study focusing on how group processes evolve over time and interact with new venture innovaiton and performance.