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Att hitta den bättre vägen: En studie om hur svenska tillväxtföretag arbetar med innovation.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Gasellföretag utnämns i Sverige av Dagens Industri (2010) och enligt Glenberg (2008) som lyfter statistik från Bolagsverket har 25 procent utav gasellerna lagts ner inom sex år. Gjerlov och Guenther (2012) menar att snabb tillväxt kan leda till interna hinder och kompetensbrist vilket kan få katastrofala konsekvenser. Ceylan (2013) och Wickham (2006) menar att innovation kan ses som en strategi för ökad tillväxt hos företag. Författaren menar även att innovation är en avgörande faktor om företag ska erhålla en fortsatt tillväxt i dagens hårt konkurrensutsatta företagsklimat. Det finns mycket forskning kring begreppet innovation och dess påverkan på tillväxt. Det saknas dock forskning om hur svenska företag som haft en hög och kontinuerlig tillväxt arbetat med innovation. Vi vill med denna studie därmed bidra med att visa hur svenska tillväxtföretag arbetar med innovation.

Innovationsbegreppet har brutits ner till flertalet underkategorier så som; marknadsföringsinnovation, produkt- och serviceinnovation, processinnovation, teknologisk innovation, inkrementell innovation, radikal innovation, nätverksinnovation och organisationinnovation.

Vi har gjort en kvalitativ flerfallsstudie på tre företag från Ahrens lista. Genom semi- strukturerade telefonintervjuer där respondenterna varit anonyma har vi samlat in empirisk data hur svenska tillväxtföretag arbetat med innovation. Vi har en abduktiv ansats då vi fyllt på med ny teori efter intervjuerna för att bidra till vår studie. Vi använder oss utav en beskrivande undersökningsdesign då vi vill ge läsaren respondenternas berättelse om företagets tillväxt. För att göra materialet hanterbart har det delats in i innovationsbegreppet underrubriker.

Tre svenska tillväxtföretag har blivit intervjuade hur de klarat av en hög och långsiktig tillväxt. Sedan har vi analyserat fram hur de arbetat med innovation. Svenska tillväxtföretag har arbetat med marknadsföringsinnovation, produkt- och serviceinnovation, processinnovation, inkrementell innovation, organisationsorganisation och nätverksinnovation. Hur företagen arbetat med dessa innovationstyper kan läsas i vår slutsats i denna rapport. 

Abstract [en]

In Sweden Dagens Industri nominates gazelle companies. According to Glenberg (2008) who highlights statistics from Bolagsverket 25 percentage out of all gazelle companies are closed within six years. Gjerlov and Guenther (2012) argue that rapid growth can lead to internal obstacles and skill shortages with potentially disastrous consequences. Ceylan (2013) and Wickham (2006) argue that innovation can be seen as a strategy for increased growth in business. The author also argues that innovation is a key factor if the company want to obtain a continuous growth in today ́s highly competitive business environment. There are a lot of research about the term innovation and its affects on growth. However, there is no research on how Swedish companies that have had a high and continuous growth and how they have worked with innovation. With this study we want to contribute by showing how Swedish growth companies work with innovation. The concept of innovation has been broken down to several sub-categories such as; marketing innovation, product- and service innovation, process innovation, technological innovation, incremental innovation, radical innovation, network innovation and organizational innovation.

We have made a qualitative multi-case study of three companies from Ahrens list. Through semi-structured telephone interviews in which respondents were anonymous, we gathered empirical data on how Swedish growth companies are working with innovation. We have an abductive approach, were we filled in with new theory after the interviews were made. We use a descriptive research design because we want to give the reader the respondents’ report on the company growth. In order to make the material manageable, we divided the innovation concept into subheadings. Three Swedish growth companies have been interviewed about how they have managed a high and long-term growth. Furthermore we have analysed up how they are working with innovation. Swedish growth companies have worked on; Marketing innovation, product- and service innovation, process innovation, incremental innovation, organization innovation, and network innovation. How the companies have worked with these innovation types can be read in our conclusion of this report. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 61 p.
Keyword [sv]
Innovation, tillväxt, tillväxtsföretag, Ahrens tillväxtslista, Gasell, Gasellföretag
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35823OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-35823DiVA: diva2:731104
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Business Administration - Other
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Enterprising & Business Development, 180 credits
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Available from: 2014-07-01 Created: 2014-06-30 Last updated: 2014-07-01Bibliographically approved

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