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Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change

Goal: LNETN is the first ETN that combines newness, legitimation and theory building to address the need for training of a new generation of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with quadruple-i – inter-disciplinary, inter-sectoral, inter-technology and international – and transferable knowledge, skills and broad vision.

Date: 31 December 2018

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Romeo V. Turcan
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The quantum computing industry "has yet to demonstrate any practical utility, despite the fanfare". Especially, "it is unclear what commercially-useful problems can even be solved with quantum computers — if any"...
 
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This article describes the three phases of ecosystem adoption—define the strategy, design the ecosystem, and build the ecosystem—and articulates the benefits of design-led thinking during each phase...
 
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Blog post "What is Grounded Theory?", from the blog site at Hanken b-school, in Helsinki, Finland...
 
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"[The authors] track the disruptions that seem likely to shape lives and livelihoods, beyond the immediate crisis. [They] see two critical dimensions: the scale and duration of disruption, and the impact of government policy, consumer, and business responses"...
 
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The Digital Twin Approach has existed conceptually for some time, but it is still in an early stage of emergence and legitimation, before the ‘chasm’. A number of new sectors (e.g., 6G, AI, FinTech, IOT, Biotech) are beginning to explore employing it, but without clear established practice of how.
 
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To bridge this gap, scholars need to, inter alia, enhance their knowledge, skills and competences in presenting "their research in a manner that is accessible for practitioners, and perceived as relevant for them, using language and writing style that are meaningful for them"...
 
Julia Zhang
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Secondary use of medical and health care data in business applications can expand the knowledge of disease treatment and prevention, supporting public goals and society needs (Safran, 2007). Despite wide reaching benefits of applying data science and artificial intelligence to create and capture value for healthcare, complex ethical, technical, regulatory and social issues impede effective utilisation of such data. Although data is a key resource for the value realisation, data itself does not generate the value creation opportunities (Zheng & Glaster, 2018). In order to realise value creation, organisations must effectively accumulate, combine and exploit resources (Srimon et al., 2017). In the context of collaborative projects, where data serves as a primary resource across the data sharing network, establishing proper mechanisms for data management is essential. Rigid data protection requirements impose risks on limiting the opportunities for innovation, or creating unrealistic compliance burdens on business (UNCTAD, 2016), especially for vertical specific sectors that may require a tailored approach on interpretation of specific data related regulatory provisions. Lack of guideline, use cases, and clear instructions of the data protection regulations (Sanchez-Rola et al., 2019, Utz et al., 2019, Nouwens et al., 2020) may lead to over-protective interpretations by the data controllers, in the fear of sanctions. The issues on the value realisation from secondary use of healthcare data involve thus not only the regulation itself, but also stakeholders’ understanding, clarifications on data ownership and access, and use of technical infrastructure. This paper provides an empirical assessment on data management challenges, highlighting the limitations on secondary use of medical data in university-industry collaborations. This study moves beyond the value creation of a single firm, applying ecosystemic lens to study data management challenges in collaborative projects. The case study approach has been selected with an aim to obtain in-depth understanding of the issues, by analysing perspectives of various stakeholders in the data-sharing ecosystem.
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The authors present the results of the 2021 Digital Services Convening that aimed to accelerate the digital transformation of governments across the world by creating a space where practitioners could learn lessons from each other, share their experiences, and discuss best practices...
 
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The authors offer an initial framing of the challenges and scenarios, with full recognition of the uncertainties amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In framing scenarios for how the war will potentially affect livelihoods outside the conflict zone, the authors draw upon a wide range of expertise, cross-tabulating two critical dimensions: the scale and duration of disruption and the impact of government policy, consumer, and business responses...
 
Romeo V. Turcan
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This paper conjectures that the Authentic Leadership literature has fallen into a sample trap– primarily drawing its evidence base from modern Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic (WEIRD) contexts. In seeking to address this bias this paper addresses Authentic Leadership at the intersection of tradition and modernity and seeks to advance understandings of Authentic Leadership by investigating insider-outsider dynamics that arise where traditional cultural groups interface with more modern WEIRD groups. It also addresses the importance of out-group legitimacy – this is particularly important in relation to the intersection of tradition and modernity where significant power disparities are regularly present between modern and traditional groups. This paper combines the concepts of insider perceptions of legitimacy and outsider perceptions of legitimacy into a typology that provides a framework for understanding authentic leadership roles at the intersection of tradition and modernity.
Nikhilesh Dholakia
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This UNESCO report "investigates the intersection between neurotechnology, ethics and human rights, and consider the adaptive interpretation of human rights in light of the application of emerging technologies to human brain activities.It considers neurotechnology through health applications, as well as direct-to-consumer neurotechnology (such as neurogaming, well-being devices, etc.), driver safety applications, education and any other field of application"...
 
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Yale School of Management has conceptualized de-internationalization of companies from Russia in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine based on 5 types: WITHDRAWAL; SUSPENSION; SCALING BACK; BUYING TIME; and DIGGING IN. Interesting conceptualization; though ethical issues and implications of each type are not mentioned or discussed!?...
 
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To "take a more holistic approach to AM technologies...will typically require to develop novel product designs, manufacturing flows, and business models"...
 
Saurav Kumar
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Scholars have conceptualized “money” and “monetary systems” as social institutional orders with their constitutive and normative rules, which defines what constitutes as money and dictates the way function of money are fulfilled. The existing dominant logic of money is “Centralized-State Controlled”, in which money derives value from the support of government and collective intentionality of its usage as mode of payment is forced through the normative rules set by the government. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies propose a radically divergent logic of “decentralization” to the institutional order of money. This paper employs an in-depth historical case analysis to investigate the emergence of new institutional logic of money in the form of Bitcoin. We identified three processes – constructing a new material object, experimenting with activities, and legitimating new activities that lead to the emergence of a new institutional logic. We also found that new logic emerges in a field through work of distributed agents- organizational and institutional entrepreneurs - inspired by different motives.
Romeo V. Turcan
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This paper aims to propose a new conceptualization of organizational continuous changes through dialectics of narratives.
This paper addresses authentic leadership at the intersection of tradition and modernity and seeks to advance understandings of authentic leadership by investigating insider-outsider dynamics that arise where traditional cultural groups interface with more modern WEIRD groups. This paper combines the concepts of insider perceptions of legitimacy and outsider perceptions of legitimacy into a typology that provides a framework for understanding authentic leadership roles at the intersection of tradition and modernity.
In this paper, we aim to explore the emergence of fluid ethics and fluid legitimation under uncertainty.
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AR pioneer warns: "If used improperly, the metaverse could be more divisive than social media and an insidious threat to society and even reality itself. If we have learned anything from the unexpected evils of social media, it is that good intentions are not enough to prevent systems from being deployed with serious structural problems"...
 
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"Drawing on an inductive, longitudinal, and comparative study of three new ventures within the much-hyped nascent market of impact investing, [the authors] develop an emergent theory of hype management, illustrating the field organizing practices that give rise to different forms of social proof, thereby allowing new ventures sufficient flexibility to convert hype into a sustained entrepreneurial opportunity"...
 
Rashid Sadeghian
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Smart energy will be integral to the transition to a clean and renewable energy future. This transition poses many challenges in technological, business, and regulatory perspectives. In the present study, we explore alternative smart energy scenarios and the legitimacy challenges of novel business models. Our findings indicate that “Free Guy” is the most preferable scenario in the future.
Jackson Kinyanjui
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The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, Brexit, has the potential to create uncertainty in different dimensions. For the purpose of this paper, the authors were interested in the future scenarios that might unfold in the Energy Sector in the UK, particularly in regard to the Community Renewable Energy Projects (CREPs) post Brexit. To come up with the future scenarios, the authors chose two variables: government freedom and actors’ flexibility. From these variables, four different scenarios emerged. The scenarios were then discussed in relation to the Community Renewable Energy Projects. The authors then chose the probable, plausible and preferable scenarios in relation to the CREPs. These different scenarios will not only impact how CREPs obtain and compete for legitimacy, but will also impact how regulators and policy makers design legitimacy.
The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, Brexit, has the potential to create uncertainty in different dimensions. For the purpose of this paper, the authors were interested in the future scenarios that might unfold in the Energy Sector in the UK, particularly in regard to the Community Renewable Energy Projects (CREPs) post Brexit. To come up with the future scenarios, the authors chose two variables: government freedom and actors’ flexibility. From these variables, four different scenarios emerged. The scenarios were then discussed in relation to the Community Renewable Energy Projects. The authors then chose the probable, plausible and preferable scenarios in relation to the CREPs. These different scenarios will not only impact how CREPs obtain and compete for legitimacy, but will also impact how regulators and policy makers design legitimacy.
Oxana Gisca
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Local 5G networks are emerging as a concept. The local micro operator concept has been initially defined as ”an entity that combines connectivity with specific content services in spatially confined domains, dependent on the availability of spectrum resources” (Ahokangas, M. Matinmikko, Yrjölä, YEAR). Local 5G networks have gained attention in recent years, and different stakeholders have started to establish local and often private networks within specific facilities, such as factories (M. Matinmikko Blue, Seppo Yrjölä, Ahokangas, 2019). However, legitimation of local 5G networks is a multi-faceted regulatory challenge that impacts local operators' business models. In addition, regulation differs across countries, also in Europe. To understand this challenge in more detail, this paper focuses on the regulatory elements framing the local 5G networks and the business models available for the local operators within EU countries.
Romeo V. Turcan
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This paper by Patrick Baert is an excellent example of how to build and present a typology. The author builds a typology of unintended consequence, presenting a "classification that refers to several questions: whether or not the effects are social, whether they are desirable, whether they fulfil the initial intention, whether they are unanticipated, and whether they occur later than the initial action"...
 
Oxana Gisca
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In this conceptual paper, we employ the explanatory future research approach to explore future perspectives regarding the legitimation of new business models of emergent technologies. Four alternative perspectives are described and discussed as a tool for guiding policy and action in response to challenges and opportunities.
Oxana Gisca
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The paper focuses on revealing new mechanisms of how new industries & business models emerge and gain legitimacy and the impact on the industry and policy ecosystems. The aim of the paper is to focus on how adoption and legitimation of new innovations in virtual technology are achieved by moving beyond current frontiers of organizational practice, consumer experience, service delivery processes and social networking. It is of increased interest to examine the role and nature of key future frontiers, such as 6G or artificial intelligence, which new initiatives have to overcome and transcend beyond social or financial or organizational boundaries. This project emphasizes the prominent challenges and uncertainties within telecommunications from regulatory, technical and business dimensions. The research will contribute to the development and legitimation of policies, strategies, standards, and regulations that may allow new technology to unfold its entire industry and societal potential, and at the same time, properly allocate resources. It will create new perspectives for policymakers on how to legitimate and respond to 'newness' in industry and relevant new technologies.
 
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"Guiding startups toward sustainable, innovative, human-centric ideas and technologies" - of interest to LNETN ESRs...
 
Julia Zhang
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Exploring the privacy paradox in the era of GDPR: a qualitative inquiry of consumers' perception on online data privacy. With the continuing growth of the internet and in particular social networking sites, personal data has become a fundamental value of the modern digital economy. The use of rich and robust consumer profiles enabled digital platform operators to predict consumer behavior and offer highly personalized services thus creating new business value (Petrescu & Krishen, 2018). At the same time, data-driven practices such as consumer tracking and data aggregation clashes with the consumer privacy concerns and fuels the political debate on consumer’s right to privacy and control over their personal data (Stylianou, 2010, Martin, 2015, Martin & Shilton, 2016, Bandara et al., 2020a).
Digitalisation lays the groundwork for the emergence of novel business models taking advantage of modern technologies. Simultaneously, the new business models face an array of legitimacy challenges. This paper proposes an integrated framework for studying legitimacy challenges through the lens of managerial choices and consequences of the business model at the ecosystemic level. It combines and elaborates on essential legitimacy aspects connected to digitalisation, reflecting on stakeholders at the business, individual and ecosystemic level. The value of the paper is based on providing a comprehensive and ecosystemic view of studying the legitimacy challenges connected to the platform, data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Felix Honecker
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the adoption of financial technology tools. With many aspects of fintech and its underlying technologies coming of age in the next five years, the industry will be at a crossroads. We argue that, with different players pushing for different business models and industry structures, the decisive battles will be those for legitimacy: business models can only prevail if their supporters can establish a generalized perception of appropriateness. This short paper analyses four scenarios that describe the potential future states of the financial industry and the business models that we expect to play dominant roles. We take a legitimacy-based perspective on future business models, indicating reciprocal influences among legitimacy, regulation policy, and industry configuration.
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"To address this challenge regulators face in predicting the importance of a new platform of investigation with limited resources and a growing platform economy", the authors "develop a framework building on infrastructural properties, platform properties, and the notion of essentiality"...
 
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The Economist "...believes that the state should intervene to make markets work better, through, for example, carbon taxes to shift capital towards climate-friendly technologies; r&d to fund science that firms will not; and a benefits system that protects workers and the poor. But the new style of bossy government goes far beyond this. Its adherents hope for prosperity, fairness and security. They are more likely to end up with inefficiency, vested interests and insularity."...
 
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The authors adopt "a multi-disciplinary approach (e.g., management, psychology, health sciences) to summarize the anatomy (i.e., fundamental components) of a modern meta-analysis, focusing on: (1) data collection, (2) data preparation, (3) data analysis , and (4) reporting"...
 
Aastha Pandey
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The paper is a conceptual study of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) technology adoption and diffusion with a focus on impact on IoT adoption during COVID-19. The paper proposes that the pandemic has acted as a legitimizing force for technology adoption and diffusion amongst SMEs. SME’s have adopted response strategies to cope with the pandemic that have an impact on their propensity to adopt new technology. This has resulted in increased uncertainty, which can be reduced through the strategies identified in this paper. Through literature review on SME IoT adoption during the pandemic, a gap is identified in current studies. This gap is addressed through the inclusion of case-studies and use-cases. The paper can be used as a reference for SMEs for strategies to reduce information uncertainty, policy makers to support SMEs as well as academicians for further research
Romeo V. Turcan
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Research at the intersection of sustainable start-ups and ethics explores mainly a linear perspective on ethical decision-making. It is either utilitarian, deontological, or depends on a leader’s virtues. Current studies suggest that singularly, neither of these provide a satisfying response to ethical dilemmas. Given the emergent nature of sustainable start-ups, scarce attention is paid to how these are affected by fluid ethics. To address this question, a multiple case study research strategy is employed. Six start-ups, operating in vertical farming, were purposefully selected, located in Denmark, UK and South Korea. During the process of emergence, data points to continuous concerns and experimentation with legitimation and institutionalization of values of start-ups. Fluctuations are observed in the declarations of start-up vision and values, from non-existent to detailed categorizations. The experimentation from the side of start-ups is also influenced by the community’s perspectives. In addition to being reactive to the pressures of stakeholders, our findings suggest that the entrepreneurs’ proactive behavior in relation to the regulator, either by following a policy initiative or streamlining policy changes, and institutionalizing integrity norms (e.g., codes of ethics, reports, and hotlines) is important. Competing logics between the values of the regulator, community and entrepreneurial start-up create an environment of institutional complexity and contributes to a creativity in the legitimation and institutionalization of values.
Today, the ongoing contestation of Bitcoin, particularly by regulators and the media, has become a barrier that is holding back the widespread legitimation of a more promising digital financial ecosystem known as decentralised finance. Perhaps more importantly, many experts argue that Bitcoin is nothing more than a house of cards destined to collapse. If these predictions were to become true, the legitimacy of the entire sector could be challenged. Extant research on new venture legitimation processes has recognised that entrepreneurs benefit from establishing cognitive and sociopolitical connections to industry pioneers, and from disseminating shared growth stories to legitimise the collective identity. However, scarce attention has been paid to the fact that following these pioneers in their tracks can be a double-edged sword, since the association with industry leaders can build but also destroy legitimacy. Within the context of cryptocurrencies, this paper investigates when and how entrepreneurs turn against leading actors when it comes to shaping the collective identity of an industry, and how they decouple from former pioneers to establish or maintain legitimacy.
Romeo V. Turcan
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"Many of the institutions and attitudes that brought stability in the old world look ill-suited to the new"...
 
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The author argues that "the truth is that ‘free speech’ and ‘political correctness’ are best seen not as opposing principles, but as part of a spectrum" and that "the universities are, or should be, exceptionally well placed to strike the balance between free expression and mutual respect case-by-case"...
 
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This paper examines "the mental process of carving out of reality islands of meaning by employing two contrasting yet complementary cognitive acts: lumping and splitting. The former entails grouping "similar" things together in mental cluster. The latter involves perceiving "different" clusters rate from one another"...
 
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The authors address the question of "...how to organize the sample selection process as part of such reviews" and analyze "this vital part of systematic reviews in more detail"...
 
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The authors "...critically review the existing body of knowledge through a time lens" and "...organize this review along (1) conceptions of time in strategic change, (2) time and strategic change activities, and (3) time and strategic change agents"...
 
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This paper explores the relation between Fintechs and incumbents, a that is yet to be fully understood. Grounded in data, it puts forward a typology of “comfort zoning” and its four types: nimbling, imperiling, cocooning and discomforting...
 
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The authors use "the theory of speech acts to explore how entrepreneurs use language to construct the opportunities they set out to pursue. [They] use the case of Theranos (a journey from inspiring vision to criminal infamy) as a natural setting that draws a sharp contrast between words as the content of speech (“opportunity”) and world as its object (opportunity)"...
 
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The authors argue that "scholars should develop indigenous theory based on the distinctiveness of local contexts. The use of indigenous theory can also spur innovations in research methods, enhancing the rigor and relevance of findings"...
 
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The authors "...challenge contemporary orthodoxies in the field of ‘advanced structural’ internationalization of universities by focusing on significant, but neglected issues and challenges which arise from the current substantive developments in this field... 'Advanced structural’ internationalization poses serious ethical questions, which suggest that it does not have strong ethical foundations."...
 
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In the paper, the authors explore 'hypothecations', "a strange financial institution when borrowers “pledged” to creditors about anything, which has been often described but never quite understood". A situation when "borrowers “pledged” to creditors about anything". The authors interpret 19th-century capital export as driven by Victorian-style Big Data to understand current behavior of key stakeholders in FinTech ecosystems such as BigTech...
 
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Hidden Champions in Europe beating Elon Musk at his own game...
 
Yimei Hu
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Firms in a nascent industry need to search across various technological trajectories and market opportunities with limited prior knowledge. While inter-firm learning (e.g., imitation) helps the focal firm adapt in the process of conformity, intra-firm learning (e.g., independent experimentation) helps a firm stand out from rivals in the process of differentiation, both of which can gain competitive advantages. This study investigates how the conformity-differentiation balance can be achieved from the cross-level learning perspective. Adopting a mixed-method design, we first conduct a case study on the Chinese photovoltaic industry. The case suggests that firms are inclined to conform in upstream and bottleneck technological domains but differentiate in the downstream market applications. We then extend the case findings through a computational simulation based on March's learning model. When experimentation and imitation are possible, the balance between conformity and differentiation can be reframed as the classical balance between exploitation and exploration across the firm and industry levels: while experimentation is often exploitative at the firm level but exploratory at the industry level, imitation is often exploratory at the firm level but exploitative at the industry level. The study makes a new attempt to bridge the optimal distinctiveness literature with the organizational learning literature.
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Facebook sent flawed data to misinformation researchers whose projects now are under risk or even destroyed...
 
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'Shipping bricks' in and out Silicon Valley and issues of "deception, gender, transparency, out-of-control hype"
 
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Mr Ma "tuned out warnings for years, they said. He behaved too much like an American entrepreneur"...
 
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The authors conducted a Delphi panel study asking "What will entrepreneurship look like in 2030?" question of editors and Editorial Review Board members of the two leading entrepreneurship journals, Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice...
 
Nikhilesh Dholakia
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.... especially researchers with an interest in India
 
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The authors argue that "scholars should develop indigenous theory based on the distinctiveness of local contexts. The use of indigenous theory can also spur innovations in research methods, enhancing the rigor and relevance of findings"...
 
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Another type of born global disruptors in town: rapid grocery delivery companies that are not only attractive for the customers but investors as well...
 
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The cofounder of a Singapore-based e-commerce aggregator explains how his previous start-up experience helps him identify, acquire, and scale Asian “solopreneurs” targeting US consumers on Amazon’s marketplace...
 
Nikhilesh Dholakia
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Hello All
At MGDR....
Deniz Atik ... and I... editors are seeking contributions for 2021 issues (and of course for later volumes as well).
The quickest pieces to publish, in terms of review process, fastest listed first, are:
Book Review (short review)
Media Review (short film review)
Book Review (essay, with a separate title than the book, and an abstract)
Media Review (essay, with a separate title than the film, and an abstract)
Dialogue (commentary-style piece, 2500 words minimum)
Article (2500 words minimum, but 4000+ words preferred)
We also welcome proposals to develop Special Issues, related to the themes of this journal.
 
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The authors conducted a comprehensive synthesis of extant literature - a framework-based thematic review of 218 articles published between 1979 and 2019 - to identify paths for future research on de-internationalization...
 
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How small, ambitious, and tenacious can take on its-way-to-be-extinguished big: Engine No. 1 vs. Exxon Mobil...
 
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The authors "critically review and synthesize the articles on determinants of international new venture (INV) performance to identify the research gaps in this area and develop a future research agenda"...
 
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Nikhilesh Dholakia
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Atish Chattopadhyay ... can be contracted for more information ....
[He sent the link to me... I am proceeding on the assumption that the link can be used by others also]
Greetings from Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM)!
It gives us immense pleasure to invite you to the 9th AIM-AMA Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium being hosted by JAGSoM. It is a virtual consortium scheduled to happen during June 25-30, 2021.
Please find below the link to join the Doctoral Consortium sessions.
Please see the following webpage for the full Agenda - https://dc2021.jagsom.com/schedule.html
Look forward to seeing you at the Consortium
Regards,
M Sivagnanasundaram, PhD
Chairperson- Marketing Area
Co-Convenor, 9th AIM-AMA Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium
 
Nikhilesh Dholakia
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A must -read piece for researchers in this project (and for others):
 
Romeo V. Turcan
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The authors seek to "...contribute to the neo-institutional literature by showing the importance to attend to the interrelations between multiple types of institutional work performed by different actors, as to understand institutional change, its fluidity, complexity, and its outcome"...
 
Nikhilesh Dholakia
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Dear Researchers:
This is a request to consider submitting a paper to the ICMD-2021 conference. The conference will be in Trichy, India. In-person as well as virtual attendance options will be available. The CFP is attached. Please note that Romeo V. Turcan chaired the last ICMD conference, held in Moldova.
We also request you to forward this message, including the attachment, to the network of scholars that you are connected to.
The ICMD-2021 conference is under the ISMD umbrella. MGDR, the Open Access e-journal from ISMD, would give consideration to papers from this conference that have the potential to advance to a published version.
The conference organizers await responses from you, via the e-submission link available in the attached CFP.
 
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The authors "re-introduce some order into this conceptual heterogeneity by reviewing how the concept [of an ‘innovation ecosystem’] has been applied to variably overlapping phenomena and by highlighting key terminological and conceptual inconsistencies and their sources."
 
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In my professorial inaugural lecture I argue that ‘becoming context-free’ in pursuit of ‘newness’ is essential in our efforts to enhance inter- and cross-disciplinary research and teaching, and excel in knowledge transfer – all aimed at enriching social impact of our academic endeavour...
 
Nikhilesh Dholakia
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Great paper, a model, for those working on theory-building/theorizing issues... in projects such as LNETN...
 
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The author "examines the relationship between HQs and UK-based subsidiaries during the Brexit negotiation period"...
 
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"Green stocks are on a wild ride as investors of all stripes get on board"...
 
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The fight against BigTech's "ability to illegitimately convert our lives into data" goes on...
 
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Neil Fligstein shares his views on publication strategy in modern times at the invitation by the editors of Sociologica...
 
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Mabogunje, Hansen, and Berg introduce framing as the ability to capture a problem in a multi-disciplinary frame, and suggest a number of enablers such as framing and re-framing, improvisation and intuition, and metaphors and mixed medias to express the deeper meaning behind specific words, symbols, or physical models...
Snihur, Thomas, Garud, Phillips propose a conceptual framework for understanding how entrepreneurs use framing to legitimize their ventures and the broader fields within which they operate...
 
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The authors sketch out "a research agenda focusing on the role of values, the
centrality of practice, and the governance dynamics of institutional logics and their orders"...
 
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The authors "identify four major themes in the literature on platform work and the underlying metaphors associated with each"...and "introduce an alternative image of platforms: as permissive potentates that externalize responsibility and control over economic transactions while still exercising concentrated power"...
 
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The authors "use the framework of question characteristics to summarize key results in active research areas and provide practical recommendations" and argue that "progress depends on recognizing how question characteristics co-occur, using a variety of methods and appropriate models, and implementing study designs with strong criteria"...
 
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The authors ask "whether entrepreneurship research has been making satisfactory progress in building insights, concepts, theories, and shared understandings about new venture creation as a process" and conclude that the the progress is not satisfactory and that "it is still possible to make many contributions that are interesting, important, and novel" in this "substantial, core area" of entrepreneurship field...
 
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"To stay on the good side of the Chinese authorities, [Apple] has made decisions that contradict its carefully curated image"... https://nyti.ms/3u3XhI5
 
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"as Mr. Cook figured out how to make China work for Apple, China is making Apple work for the Chinese government"...
 
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The authors suggest four fundamental actions Medtech shall pursue: (1) set a bold aspiration; (2) think ‘patient pathway back’ not ‘product forward’: (3) embrace new capabilities and a new culture—and perhaps a new operating model: (4) shape the broader ecosystem...
 
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@Neil Fligstein discusses how field theory "explicitly links innovation to the process of the emergence, adjustment, and transformation of markets (conceived of as fields)"...
 
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In this paper, Nikhilesh Dholakia Behnam Boujarzadeh and I explore "the conceptual terrain of what we term late globalization" and develop a multilevel and multidimensional framework for the study of evolution of industries and apply it to explore the evolution of Danish textile and fashion industry from 1945 until 2015...
 
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The authors put forward conceptual frameworks to aid researchers to study and build "images of possible, probable and preferable futures and paths to such futures"...
 
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The authors put forward a 'meta-narrative method' for "producing literature reviews of complex evidence for policy making questions"...
The authors aim to "produce preliminary publication standards for meta-narrative reviews"...
 
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Article of interest (full text available):
Of likely interest especially to Deleted Profile .... and advisor Ian Reyes .... and of course to other LNETN researchers working with meaning systems.
 
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"Companies behind digital currencies are rushing to hire well-connected lobbyists, lawyers and consultants as the battle over how to regulate them intensifies."...
 
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@Daniel Kahneman: "In some ways, noise is easier to detect. You can measure it from the back of the target, without knowing where the bullseye is. And yet noise is often overlooked."...
 
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"the least noticed disruption on the frontier between technology and finance may end up as the most revolutionary: the creation of government digital currencies, which typically aim to let people deposit funds directly with a central bank, bypassing conventional lenders"...
 
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The author studies "the use of examples as a means to explore the processes of persuasion and consensus-construction involved in the legitimation of popular management knowledge"...
 
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When blockchain and mainstream art meet to create a new asset that might be in need for legitimacy before it might 'burst'...
 
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Ecosystem legitimacy
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"The next generation of telcos will be defined by leaders who act now, risking short-term incumbency advantages to seize untapped growth"...
 
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The authors "introduce the notion of enactive legitimation", suggesting "that legitimation is derived from and supported by the ongoing engagement and interaction with materials and material-based practices"...
 
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The authors "argue and show that at each step of the machine learning pipeline, problems arise which cannot be solved using a technical solution alone" and explain "how social theory helps us solve problems that arise throughout the process of building and evaluating machine learning models for social data."...
 
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The authors reveal "rhetorical strategies invoked by firms to legitimate their economic,
environmental and social performance"...
 
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This workshop brings together leading experts from the financial industry, regulatory bodies, and academia to discuss the role of Artificial Intelligence in: -- Enhancing and restricting market processes -- Improving the quality of financial services -- Supporting sustainable investing -- Supporting solutions to societal problems...
 
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Welcome to all the new folks, the early-stage researchers, who recently joined this project on ResearchGate.
Deniz Atik and I co-founded MGDR 5 years ago...
It is an online Open Access journal. It is published on the 'digital commons' platform which is technically supported by Berkeley Electronic Press. Romeo V. Turcan has published in our journal.
MGDR has multiple categories of published items: Articles, Dialogues (shorter commentary pieces), Book Reviews and Media Reviews.
We encourage early-stage researchers to reach out to us to do a Review or a Dialogue piece first, before attempting a full article.
Best wishes for your research efforts.
 
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The author addresses in this paper two questions: "(a) what does ‘theory’ mean in the sociological language? and (b) what ought ‘theory’ to mean in the sociological language?"...
 
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The authors "investigate how the emergence of fintech start-ups and their financing is shaped by regional knowledge creation and lack of trust in financial services incumbents across 21 OECD countries, 226 regions and over the 2007–2014 period"...
 
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The EU Commission proposes today - April 21, 2021 - "new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI)" and a "Coordinated Plan that outlines the necessary policy changes and investment at Member States level to strengthen Europe's leading position in the development of human-centric, sustainable, secure, inclusive and trustworthy AI"...
 
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An interesting authors' take on the definition of uncertainty organizations face in this Covid-19 crisis: "frequency and extent of changes in the information about it"...
'Science denial' adds fire to this uncertainty in today's 'liquid times'...