Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen
Åbo Akademi University
Competence (human resources)Emerging marketsSubsidiaryBusinessPsychologyMultinational corporationMarketingBoundary (real estate)Political scienceManagementChinaInternational businessBoundary spanningKey (cryptography)Human resource managementEconomic geographyKnowledge sharingRelocationContext (language use)Practical implicationsMultiple casePublic relationsIndustrial organizationUnit (housing)Sample (statistics)Knowledge managementSocial capital
Publications 47
This study aims to identify how the personal social capital of opinion leaders contributes to the market adoption of start-up innovations.,A design-oriented case study is undertaken with a start-up company focusing on the development and commercialization of innovations in the veterinary market. Based on a literature review, the authors examine the social capital in value creation and the role of opinion leaders and use qualitative methodology and semi-structured in-depth interviews to collect d...
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#1Mats EhrnroothH-Index: 13
Last. Maria TörnroosH-Index: 6
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#1Olga Dziubaniuk (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 2
#2Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 12
Last. Stefan Markovic (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Business practitioners tend to show little interest in academic journals, raising concerns that research-based knowledge potentially relevant to their managerial practice might evade them. The literature suggests academic writing style as one of the major reasons for this lack of interest. Against this background, we quantitatively examine the readability of 150 business-to-business (B2B) marketing research articles published in five leading journals. Our analysis identifies certain var...
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#1Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 12
#2Maria Elo (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 13
Last. Susanne Sandberg (LNU: Linnaeus University)H-Index: 9
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International migration has a strong and increasing impact on our societies, including businesses. Yet, business research into the implications of this global megatrend is scattered across many subfields, from individual-level work on migrant entrepreneurs and cosmopolitans to labor market and competitiveness outcomes such as brain drain at regional, national and supranational level. At the firm level, research on expatriation, diversity management, and global talent pools also engage with key a...
#1Mats Ehrnrooth (Hanken School of Economics)H-Index: 13
#2Maria Törnroos (Hanken School of Economics)H-Index: 6
Last. Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Hanken School of Economics)H-Index: 12
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#1Kristiina Mäkelä (Aalto University)H-Index: 19
#2Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 12
Last. Alexei Koveshnikov (Aalto University)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Boundary spanners play an important role in multinational corporations (MNC), yet it is unclear who these valuable individuals are and why certain individuals, and not others, perform this role. We advance a ‘recognition’ perspective based on whether and how relevant others on both sides on the boundary experience positive impact. A dynamic integrated mixed method analysis of 118 individuals involved in headquarters-subsidiary interactions in four MNCs, shows that only a minority are ‘r...
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#1Farhan Ahmad (Heriot-Watt University)H-Index: 7
#2Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 12
Abstract The operating environment of multinational corporations (MNC) is multilingual, adding significant complexity to knowledge-sharing interactions between employees. In this paper, we explore how knowledge sharing in MNCs is influenced by code switching , or shifting between languages during interaction. Previous international business research has mostly described code switching as a behavior that has a negative impact on knowledge sharing by creating distrust and exclusion. Our case study...
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#2Markku VirtanenH-Index: 1
#3Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 12
This chapter advances the theoretical understanding of the links between social capital, minority entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial context. The main research question is what kind of impact social capital may have on the entrepreneurial activity of an established minority, especially in relation to the identification and development of entrepreneurial opportunities. The Swedish-speaking population of Finland is used as an example to illustrate the analysis. Our analysis suggests that social...
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#1Perttu Kähäri (Aalto University)H-Index: 2
#2Iiris Saittakari (Aalto University)H-Index: 2
Last. Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 12
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The fluidity of regional headquarters (RHQ) mandates is a core aspect of disaggregating HQ activities in MNCs. While ‘slicing' of global value chains has received attention in previous research, the parallel disaggregation of management activities has not. Our longitudinal study of 374 RHQ between 1998 and 2010 redresses this omission by asking why RHQ lose their mandates. We apply the concept of absorptive capacity and find two different explanatory mechanisms for full and partial mandate loss ...
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