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Galan, N. (2023). Knowledge loss induced by organizational member turnover: a review of empirical literature, synthesis and future research directions (Part I). Learning Organization, 30(2), 117-136
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge loss induced by organizational member turnover: a review of empirical literature, synthesis and future research directions (Part I)
2023 (English)In: Learning Organization, ISSN 0969-6474, E-ISSN 1758-7905, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 117-136Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this two-part study is to systematically review, analyze and critically synthesize the current state of empirical research on knowledge loss induced by organizational member turnover (KLT).

Design/methodology/approach – A systematic literature review was conducted based on 91 empiricalstudies on KLT.

Findings – Part I of the study contributes to the advancement of KLT scholarship by mapping key developments in empirical research on KLT (publication trends, methodological and theoretical foci, heterogeneity of geographical, industrial and organizational contexts); encapsulating KLT antecedents associated with both voluntary and involuntary turnover; and revealing a broad scope of KLT effects at organizational and unit level.

Research limitations/implications – This study has limitations related to inclusion/exclusion criteriaused for creating the review sample and the “Antecedents–Phenomenon–Outcomes” logic used to synthesize the findings.

Originality/value – Part I of the study offers a systematic synthesis of KLT empirical research with respect to KLT antecedents, outcomes and factors affecting them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
Knowledge loss, Organizational forgetting, Organizational member turnover, Knowledge management, Systematic literature review
National Category
Learning Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20665 (URN)10.1108/tlo-09-2022-0107 (DOI)000925554600001 ()S-s2.0-85147411832 (Scopus ID)
Note

CC BY 4.0

Available from: 2023-09-04 Created: 2023-09-04 Last updated: 2024-01-04
Galan, N. (2023). Knowledge loss induced by organizational member turnover: a review of empirical literature, synthesis and future research directions (Part II). Learning Organization, 30(2), 137-161
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge loss induced by organizational member turnover: a review of empirical literature, synthesis and future research directions (Part II)
2023 (English)In: Learning Organization, ISSN 0969-6474, E-ISSN 1758-7905, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 137-161Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this two-part study is to systematically review, analyze and critically synthesize the current state of empirical research on knowledge loss induced by organizational member turnover (KLT).

Design/methodology/approach – This study is based on using a systematic literature review methodology reported in Part I.

Findings – Part II of this study contributes to the advancement of KLT scholarship by offering: an integrative narrative of KLT coping and preventive mechanisms as well as factors affecting them; an organizing framework of KLT empirical literature; and suggestions for future research, which are discussed with respect to the content, based on the proposed framework and by extending contextual dimensions of “who”, “where” and “when”, as well as use of theories and methods.

Research limitations/implications – This study has limitations related to inclusion/exclusion criteria used for creating the review sample and the “Antecedents–Phenomenon–Outcomes” logic used to synthesize the findings.

Originality/value – Part II of this study offers a systematic synthesis of KLT empirical research with respect to KLT coping and preventive mechanisms and a discussion of opportunities for future research

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
Knowledge loss, Organizational forgetting, Organizational member turnover, Knowledge management, Systematic literature review
National Category
Learning Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20663 (URN)10.1108/tlo-09-2022-0108 (DOI)000940865600001 ()s2.0-85149267255 (Scopus ID)
Note

CC BY 4.0

Available from: 2023-09-04 Created: 2023-09-04 Last updated: 2024-01-04
Galan, N. & Svensson, A. (2023). Post-formation venture development in the healthcare sector: The roles and contributions of different stakeholders. In: : . Paper presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2023 - Transforming Business for Good, 14-16 June, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Post-formation venture development in the healthcare sector: The roles and contributions of different stakeholders
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Series
Proceedings of EURAM (European Academy of Management), ISSN 2466-7498
Keywords
New venture, stakeholders, healthcare sector
National Category
Learning Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-21018 (URN)9782960219555 (ISBN)
Conference
European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2023 - Transforming Business for Good, 14-16 June, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, DIGHEP
Note

Projekt DIGHEP - Digitalisering för hållbar hälsa pa arbetsplatsen

Available from: 2023-11-29 Created: 2023-11-29 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Gabrielsson, J., Galan, N. & Politis, D. (2022). Drivers of Entrepreneurial Passion Among Graduates in Venture Creation Programs. Paper presented at AOM Annual Meeting Proceedings 2022, Seattle, USA.. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings (1), 1-1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drivers of Entrepreneurial Passion Among Graduates in Venture Creation Programs
2022 (English)In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, ISSN 0065-0668, E-ISSN 2151-6561, no 1, p. 1-1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We develop and test an analytical framework that builds on experiential learning theory to explore drivers of entrepreneurial passion among graduates from venture creation programs (VCP). The framework identifies two main sources of experiential learning (direct and vicarious experience), and three temporal vantage points (pre-, peri- and post-education) where such experiences may occur. We employ fsQCA analysis on a sample of graduates from a Swedish university to identify causal paths leading to configurations of experiences that ultimately lead to higher entrepreneurial passion. Overall, analyses yielded a total of four effective configurations where each represents a combination of present or absent conditions that are jointly sufficient for producing the indicated outcome. While both direct and vicarious experiential learning in combination with other causal conditions can drive high entrepreneurial passion among VCP graduates, the results suggest strongest evidence for causal relations between direct experiential learning and high entrepreneurial passion. Moreover, the results suggest that post- and peri-educational experiences have stronger causal impact compared to pre-educational experiences.

Keywords
Learning, VCP, venture creation programs, education
National Category
Pedagogy Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19535 (URN)10.5465/ambpp.2022.14901abstract (DOI)
Conference
AOM Annual Meeting Proceedings 2022, Seattle, USA.
Available from: 2023-01-10 Created: 2023-01-10 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Galan, N. (2022). Fueling entrepreneurial passion among university graduates by integrating learning experiences within and outside the university: Insights from a configurational study. In: : . Paper presented at LINA WEEK 40, 3-7 OCTOBER, 2022, University West, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fueling entrepreneurial passion among university graduates by integrating learning experiences within and outside the university: Insights from a configurational study
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, integrated learning experiences
National Category
Learning
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19945 (URN)
Conference
LINA WEEK 40, 3-7 OCTOBER, 2022, University West, Sweden
Available from: 2023-05-10 Created: 2023-05-10 Last updated: 2023-05-29Bibliographically approved
Galan, N. (2022). Work-place learning: A way to develop entrepreneurial employees. In: International Conference on Work Integrated Learning: Abstract Book. Paper presented at WIL'22 International Conference on Work Integrated Learning, 7-9 December 2022, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden (pp. 78-79). Trollhättan: University West
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Work-place learning: A way to develop entrepreneurial employees
2022 (English)In: International Conference on Work Integrated Learning: Abstract Book, Trollhättan: University West , 2022, p. 78-79Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The current study has its starting point of departure in a broader understanding of entrepreneurship, which acknowledges that new entrepreneurial opportunities can be recognised and pursued by individuals in different ways. Thus, it can be done by establishing new ventures or by identifying and developing such opportunities within existing organisations (Shane & Venkataraman, 2000). Irrespective of its form, entrepreneurship can be understood as a behavioural process, which implies that individuals, engaged in this process, are involved (alone or in teams) in a broad range of goal-oriented activities. Previous research in the stream, predominantly focusing on venture creation behaviours, recognises that entrepreneurs, through different learning experiences, develop knowledge enabling them to recognise and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities (Politis, 2005; Politis et al., 2019). This reasoning should be equally relevant to entrepreneurial behaviour of employees within existing organisations (Bosma et al., 2012). Entrepreneurial employees, who can also be referred to as intrapreneurs (Bosma et al., 2012), commonly demonstrate behaviours, which are similar to those of entrepreneurs, i.e., proactiveness, risk -taking, and innovativeness (Antoncic & Hisrich, 2003). These employees are expected to contribute most to the value creation in their employing organizations by acting at the organisational “frontier” and “not the core” (Antoncic & Hisrich, 2003). Such behaviours enable their employing organisations to “depa rt from the customary” (Antoncic & Hisrich, 2003).Intrapreneurs are viewed as exceptional learners (Lackéus et al., 2020), who learn from multiple sources (colleagues, partners, competitors and other stakeholders) as well as through multiple experiences (e.g., observing, doing, re-doing) (Lackéus et al., 2020). Further, several studies emphasize the importance of work -related contexts for developing of intrapreneurial behaviour of employees and suggest that both formal (Mustafa et al., 2018) and informal learning (Keith et al., 2016) opportunities at work play an important role in transforming relevant experiences into entrepreneurial knowledge and herewith shaping entrepreneurial behaviour of employees. At the same time, rigid organisational structures and cultures, certain types of work task design as well as job role clarity may also affect the process of “intrapreneurial” learning in existing organisations (de Jong et al., 2015). This indicates that intrapreneurial learning, being a form of entrepreneurial learning, may develop in a different, compared to entrepreneurial learning, way and, accordingly, have specific dimensions. However, previous research provides limited understanding of how entrepreneurial employees learn at their workplaces (Manuti et al., 2015) as well as where (e.g., within/outside organisational boundaries) (Manuti et al., 2015). The current study aims, via integration of entrepreneurial learning, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and workplace learning literature to advance the current understanding of the role of workplace learning in developing entrepreneurial employees. In doing so, the study adopts a broad approach to defining workplace learning (Stern & Sommerlad, 1999), acknowledging that there exist different degrees of separation between ‘learning’ and ‘work’. Thus, this implies that learning activities can occur within and outside organisational boundaries, as well as they can be integrated with or disintegrated from working tasks and assignments (e.g., Galan, 2018).The study results suggest that intrapreneurial behaviours of employees appear to be the outcome of employees learning through their work tasks which have multiple roles in the process of such learning. First, through their work tasks employees in existing organisations are likely to be exposed to various learning opportunities (both within and outside organisational boundaries). Second, the work task–learning opportunity fit appears to increase the employees’ engagement in learning opportunities and, thus, trigger their pursuit. Finally, task novelty is suggested to moderate the relationship between the pursuit of learning opportunities by employees and developing by them intrapreneurial behaviours. 

The study contributes to the literature on entrepreneurial learning in existing organisations by clarifying the enabling role of work tasks in this process and incorporating two features of work tasks, namely their fit to learning opportunities and novelty. Future research is encouraged to incorporate other characteristics of work tasks, such as task variety, task complexity, task scope, task importance, task structuredness as well as empirically test newly established relationships.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West, 2022
Keywords
entrepreneurial employee, intrapreneurs, workplace learning, entrepreneurial learning, intrapreneurial learning, intrapreneurship
National Category
Pedagogy Business Administration Learning
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19566 (URN)9789189325302 (ISBN)
Conference
WIL'22 International Conference on Work Integrated Learning, 7-9 December 2022, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Note

The general theme of the conference is: “WIL in the service of society”

Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-31Bibliographically approved
Galan, N. & Torsein, E. (2021). Identification of international opportunities: A study of mature firms in mature industries. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 19, 53-103
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identification of international opportunities: A study of mature firms in mature industries
2021 (English)In: Journal of International Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1570-7385, E-ISSN 1573-7349, Vol. 19, p. 53-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study seeks to gain a better understanding of how small late internationalising (mature) firms operating in mature industry contexts, which seem largely ignored in international entrepreneurship research, identify primary and subsequent international opportunities. Integrating international opportunity and network literature, as well as adopting a multiple case study design, we build on the evidence obtained from two Swedish and two Norwegian late internationalising firms operating in medium-technology industries. Our findings highlight the vital importance of business ties for identification of both primary and subsequent international opportunities by mature firms operating in mature industries. We find that such firms may identify their primary international opportunities by both discovery and creation. Furthermore, the firms' reputation in the domestic market, accumulated technological knowledge and needs for product customisation and/or customer involvement in product development, may indicate whether the firms tend to discover primary international opportunities or create them either by strengthening existing business ties or by forming new ones. With regard to subsequent international opportunities, creation is found to be a more likely way to identify opportunities. We show that 'false' (identified but not pursued) international opportunities, apart from generating a beneficial learning experience for both entrepreneurs and firms, prompt the entrepreneurs to (i) realise the urgency of needed strategic changes and (ii) identify future learning content, i.e. knowledge which should be acquired by the firm for successful pursuit of subsequent international opportunities.

Keywords
International entrepreneurship, International opportunity identification, Late internationalising firms, Mature firms, Mature industries, Networks
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15324 (URN)10.1007/s10843-020-00277-1 (DOI)000541403200001 ()2-s2.0-85086743883 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Interreg Sweden-Norway, 20200960
Available from: 2020-08-26 Created: 2020-08-26 Last updated: 2023-06-04Bibliographically approved
Politis, D., Galan, N. & Gabrielsson, J. (2020). Entrepreneurial passion: Effects on venture creation and intrapreneurship. In: : . Paper presented at Entrepreneurship in the Digital Era, RENTXXXIV (online), November 18-20, 2020.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurial passion: Effects on venture creation and intrapreneurship
2020 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurial passion
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16168 (URN)
Conference
Entrepreneurship in the Digital Era, RENTXXXIV (online), November 18-20, 2020
Available from: 2021-01-07 Created: 2021-01-07 Last updated: 2023-06-04Bibliographically approved
Politis, D., Gabrielsson, J., Galan, N. & Akele Abebe, S. (2019). Entrepreneurial learning in venture acceleration programs. Learning Organization, 26(6), 588-603
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurial learning in venture acceleration programs
2019 (English)In: Learning Organization, ISSN 0969-6474, E-ISSN 1758-7905, Vol. 26, no 6, p. 588-603Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study aims to better understand entrepreneurial learning in the context of venture acceleration programs. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative research strategy was used based on multiple in-depth interviews with 21 lead entrepreneurs complemented with participatory observations and secondary sources. The data were inductively analysed following the Gioia methodology (Gioia et al., 2012). Findings: The authors build on experiential learning theory to generate a process-focussed model exploring the learning dynamics that venture acceleration programs can facilitate. In this model, the authors identify three catalysts that trigger processes of experiential learning and two contingencies that alleviate the effects of the catalysts on learning outcomes. The findings suggest that the potential of venture acceleration programs to be effective learning environments pends on the presence and quality of these catalysts and contingencies. Originality/value: The findings provide novel insights on how venture acceleration programs trigger entrepreneurial learning, thereby offering a deeper understanding of the learning dynamics in this setting. © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.

National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14472 (URN)10.1108/TLO-04-2018-0082 (DOI)000496998800004 ()2-s2.0-85071538479 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-10-02 Created: 2019-10-02 Last updated: 2020-05-04Bibliographically approved
Galan, N. & Torsein, E. (2018). Crossing the Border in a Cross-border Region: The Role of Networks in Small Firms' Internationalization. In: Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-win strategy for the future. Paper presented at RENT XXXII, Toledo, Spain on November 14-16, 2018. Toledo
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crossing the Border in a Cross-border Region: The Role of Networks in Small Firms' Internationalization
2018 (English)In: Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-win strategy for the future, Toledo, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Toledo: , 2018
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, small business, sustainability
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13406 (URN)
Conference
RENT XXXII, Toledo, Spain on November 14-16, 2018
Note

Interreg project FRAMFOR (sv. Framgångsrika företag i gränsregionen, en. Successful companies in the cross-border region) funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-07-25Bibliographically approved
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