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Demir, Robert
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Demir, R. & Lychnell, L.-O. (2015). Mangling the process: a meta-theoretical account of process theorizing. Qualitative Research, 15(1), 85-104
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mangling the process: a meta-theoretical account of process theorizing
2015 (English)In: Qualitative Research, ISSN 1468-7941, E-ISSN 1741-3109, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 85-104Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Process approaches are increasingly applied in qualitative studies in many fields within social sciences.Yet, few studies have seriously elaborated on the ontological premises of process theorizing.This study addresses this void by suggesting a process philosophical framework. The frameworkis ontologically grounded with the concepts of causality, spatiality, and temporality in processtheorizing. We use these tenets for developing three process theorizing techniques – articulating,relating, and conjugating. Articulating denotes to effectively expressing the potential identifying andgenerative properties of the process. Relating is the technique by which one maintains continuousconnections within and between reified properties of a process. Conjugating is the technique bywhich a process’ identifying and generative properties are pulled together from various temporaland spatial sites in order to form a novel nexus. Each of these techniques builds on processphilosophy and process theory and is illustrated through examples from prior process studies.

Keywords
articulating, conjugating, process philosophy, process theorizing, relating
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99706 (URN)10.1177/1468794113517390 (DOI)000349317900007 ()
Available from: 2014-01-16 Created: 2014-01-16 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Demir, R. & Söderman, S. (2014). Sponsoring as a strategic lever for changing the resource base of professional sport. In: Alejandro Escribá-Esteve (Ed.), Waves and Winds of Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Competitiveness: Proceedings of the European Academy of Management. Paper presented at 14th European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference, University of Valencia, Spain, 4-7 June 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sponsoring as a strategic lever for changing the resource base of professional sport
2014 (English)In: Waves and Winds of Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Competitiveness: Proceedings of the European Academy of Management / [ed] Alejandro Escribá-Esteve, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120743 (URN)978-84-697-0377-9 (ISBN)
Conference
14th European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference, University of Valencia, Spain, 4-7 June 2014
Available from: 2015-09-15 Created: 2015-09-15 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Kumar, N. & Demir, R. (2013). Managerial attention and antecedents of knowledge source exploitation in MNCs. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 9(3), 271-300
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managerial attention and antecedents of knowledge source exploitation in MNCs
2013 (English)In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, ISSN 1742-2043, E-ISSN 1758-6062, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 271-300Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address the limitations of prior views regarding knowledge source exploitation by proposing a phenomenological approach to managerial attention and the antecedents of exploiting knowledge sources within the multinational corporations (MNC) network.

Design/methodology/approach – A phenomenological approach to attention is taken to explain the antecedents of managerial attention in knowledge source exploitation behavior. This approach provides an alternative way of conceiving of knowledge source remoteness and familiarity, on the one hand, and exclusion and inclusion on the other.

Findings – Drawing on a phenomenological approach to attention, the merits and limits of prior studies of attention and knowledge seeking/exchange behavior are addressed and three modes of managerial attention are proposed – relative attention, mimetic attention, implicit attention – to explain the antecedents of managerial attention to MNC knowledge sources.

Originality/value – This approach to knowledge source exploitation and attention provides a rich conceptualization of taken-for-granted assumptions in extant literature on managerial attention and knowledge-seeking behavior. The framework offered here builds on a conceptually rigid foundation of attention that overcomes dualisms such as mind-body, subject-object, and thinking-acting that are often embedded in other mainstream approaches to managerial attention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013
Keywords
Attention, Relative attention, Mimetic attention, Implicit attention, Phenomenology
National Category
Economics and Business Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82034 (URN)10.1108/17422041311330422 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-11-06 Created: 2012-11-06 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Trost, K. & Demir, R. (2012). The measure and psychometrics of the psychological immune system. In: : . Paper presented at 12th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM), Budapest, Hungary, August 29th - September 1st, 2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The measure and psychometrics of the psychological immune system
2012 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82040 (URN)
Conference
12th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM), Budapest, Hungary, August 29th - September 1st, 2012
Available from: 2012-11-06 Created: 2012-11-06 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Demir, R. (2012). The Practice of Strategic Planning: A Sociomaterial Approach. In: Academy of Management Annual Proceedings. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (pp. (Meeting Abstract Supplement ) 1). Pace University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Practice of Strategic Planning: A Sociomaterial Approach
2012 (English)In: Academy of Management Annual Proceedings, Pace University Press, 2012, , p. 6p. (Meeting Abstract Supplement ) 1-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pace University Press, 2012. p. 6
Series
Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, ISSN 1543-8643
Keywords
Planning, Practice, Sociomaterial, Strategy, Strategizing, Bank
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82036 (URN)10.5465/AMBPP.2012.225 (DOI)
Conference
Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Available from: 2012-11-06 Created: 2012-11-06 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Demir, R. & Fjellström, D. (2012). Translation of Relational Practices in an MNC Subsidiary: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, and Substitutive Strategies. Asian Business & Management, 11(4), 369-393
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Translation of Relational Practices in an MNC Subsidiary: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, and Substitutive Strategies
2012 (English)In: Asian Business & Management, ISSN 1472-4782, E-ISSN 1476-9328, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 369-393Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Extant research on knowledge transfer within multinational corporations has increasingly focused on knowledge flow, but this research has ignored the process of knowledge translation. Building on translation theory, this paper seeks to explain how the translation of relational practices by local Chinese managers occurs in a Swedish multinational corporation subsidiary in China. The findings show that middle managers in the subsidiary adopt three different translation strategies: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and substitutive. These strategies and their key drivers are discussed, and implications for further research are discussed.

Keywords
Knolwedge, Translation, China, MNC, Subsidiary
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-73897 (URN)10.1057/abm.2012.13 (DOI)000308142200002 ()
Available from: 2012-02-22 Created: 2012-02-22 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Demir, R., Walldius, Å. & Öhrwall Rönnbäck, A. (2011). A reflection on openness in collaborative product development. In: Conn S. and Bitran I. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, ISPIM Wellington, New Zealand. Paper presented at International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Symposium.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A reflection on openness in collaborative product development
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, ISPIM Wellington, New Zealand / [ed] Conn S. and Bitran I., 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67676 (URN)
Conference
International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Symposium
Available from: 2011-12-30 Created: 2011-12-30 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Demir, R. & Löwstedt, J. (2011). Bricolage and the practice of managing human capital in PSFs. Paper presented at EGOS.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bricolage and the practice of managing human capital in PSFs
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67680 (URN)
Conference
EGOS
Available from: 2011-12-30 Created: 2011-12-30 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Demir, R. & Yakhlef, A. (2011). Calculative Learning from Informal Networks and its Effects on Explorative and Exploitative Strategic Activities. Paper presented at Strategic Management Society (SMS) conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Calculative Learning from Informal Networks and its Effects on Explorative and Exploitative Strategic Activities
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67679 (URN)
Conference
Strategic Management Society (SMS) conference
Available from: 2011-12-30 Created: 2011-12-30 Last updated: 2022-02-24Bibliographically approved
Hermelin, B., Demir, R. & Verhagen, H. (2011). Reconsidering the Geographical Flows of the Global Knowledge Economy: The Example of Indian ICT-Based Knowledge Flows to Sweden. International Journal for Digital Society (IJDS), 2(2), 451-461
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reconsidering the Geographical Flows of the Global Knowledge Economy: The Example of Indian ICT-Based Knowledge Flows to Sweden
2011 (English)In: International Journal for Digital Society (IJDS), E-ISSN 2040-2570, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 451-461Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the geographical flows of the global knowledge economy and their unstable and rapidly changing nature. We use the development of activities in ICT (information and communication technology) in India and its connections to Sweden to illustrate changes in international business. The article explores the ways in which transformations in geography and spatial relations, politics and management are causes and effects of rapid and profound transformations in the global economy. The transformations we illustrate provide reasons to reconsider the conventional idea of uneven power relations in the world, between the stronger “global North” and the weaker “global South”. Firms based in the global South and in India develop their organizations and capabilities to compete for market share worldwide, and on the same basis as firms based in the global North.

National Category
Computer and Information Sciences Business Administration
Research subject
Information Systems; Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82032 (URN)
Available from: 2012-11-06 Created: 2012-11-06 Last updated: 2023-11-15Bibliographically approved
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