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Strategic Entrepreneurship Practices at Robotdalen: A balancing act or Not?
Örebro University, Orebro University School of Business, Örebro University, Sweden. (PRIME)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2308-2187
Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University. (AES)
Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University. (AES)
2014 (English)In: Rencontres de St-Gall, 2014, 2014, 1-17 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we take an interest in Robotdalen - a Swedish robotics initiative with the goal to enable commercial success of new ideas and research – a small public organization acting in an inter-organizational context of both private and public organizations. By utilizing Robotdalen as a case example we have discussed and analyzed how they during the years have struggled with bureaucratic structures that tend to limit their entrepreneurial work, but also how these structures have been used as an opportunity. The perspective applied to analyze has been a quite new concept of strategic entrepreneurship that takes an interest in both strategy and entrepreneurship as a balancing act in established organizations. The findings suggests that conditions for strategic entrepreneurship practices in inter-organizational contexts is to keep it simple, communicate narratives and being flexible. Moreover, in theory entrepreneurial and strategic processes are considered as dual or the opposite of each other, but our findings rather indicate that they are mutually dependent i.e. they enabling each other’s existence.

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2014. 1-17 p.
Keyword [en]
Strategic Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Innovation
National Category
Social Sciences Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-41370OAI: diva2:780397
Rencontres de St-Gall, 1-3 September 2014 in St.Gallen, Switzerland.
Available from: 2015-01-14 Created: 2015-01-14 Last updated: 2016-08-10Bibliographically approved

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