Appendix A

No Business is an Island

ISBN: 978-1-78714-550-4, eISBN: 978-1-78714-549-8

Publication date: 17 August 2017


(2017), "Appendix A", Håkansson, H. and Snehota, I. (Ed.) No Business is an Island, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 289-294.



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Financial support by

The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation

The Tore Browaldh Foundation

BI Norwegian Business School

Chalmers University of Technology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Uppsala University


Tuesday May 31st

Registration/Coffee 13–14 at Uppsala Concert and Congress, UKK

14.00–15.00 IMP during 40 years
Presentations by
   Lars-Gunnar Mattsson, prof em. Stockholm School of Economics
   Sharon Rider, prof Uppsala University
   Inge Jan Henjesand, President, BI, Norwegian Business School
15.30–17.30 Presentation of articles related to Managing in an interactive business world – in three groups

Group 1

Chair: Åse Linné

  • Araujo, L., Dubois, A., Gadde, L.-E., Purchasing and supply management and the role of supplier interfaces

  • Flygansvær, B., Gadde, L.-E., Jahre, M., Supply chain management

  • Gadde, L.-E., The rise and fall of channel management

  • Lind, J., The role of accounting for managing organizations in an interactive business world

  • Waluszewski, A., What’s ‘knowledge management’ when resources are unknowable and deals negotiated?

Group 2

Chair: Annalisa Tunisini

  • Cheng, C., Havenvid, M., Placing an interactive lens on strategy tools – What can we learn?

  • Ford, D., Håkansson, H., The managerial challenge of business interaction: Behind the market façade

  • Havenvid, M., Håkansson, H., Linne, Å., Managing renewal in a complex business network

  • Munksgaard, K., Ford, D., The interactive business actor

  • Szalkai, Z., Magyar, M., Strategy, strategizing and business models from the perspective of contract manufacturers

Group 3

Chair: Thomas Hoholm

  • Aaboen, L., Aarika-Stenroos, L., Start-ups initiating business relationships

  • Graham, G., Hennely, P., Öberg, C., Managing in smart cities – A network approach

  • Højbjerg Clarke, A., Freytag, P.V., Zolkiewski, J., Customer portfolios – Challenges of internal and external alignment

  • La Rocca, A., Snehota, I., Corporate Associations in B2B: Coping with multiple relationship-specific identities

  • Oukes, T., von Raesfeld, A., A start-up in interaction with its partners

19.00 Dinner at Radisson Blu

Wednesday June 1st

09.00–10.00 The Management Issue – presentation of four themes
   Chair: Ivan Snehota
    Creating value through interaction (Ford & Mattsson)
    Value measuring and value appropriation (Baraldi & Lind)
    Purchasing and supply chain (Gadde & Wynstra)
    Development of new businesses (Havenvid & La Rocca)
10–10.30 Coffee
10.30–12.30 Presentation of articles related to Policy making in an interactive business world – in three groups

Group 1

Chair: David Ford

  • Abrahamsen, M., Håkansson, H., Market policy and destructive network effects

  • Axelsson, B., Håkansson, H., The role of owners in industrial networks – The case of a steel producer

  • Mandjak, T., Simon, J., An old picture…or is it? Relations between business and political networks in Hungary

  • Rubach, S., Håkansson, H., Hoholm, T., Innovation networks or innovation in networks

  • Torvatn, T., Public Procurement reform in the EU: Start of a new era? A critical look at the potential for more relation based procurement

Group 2

Chair: Judy Zolkiewski

  • Eklinder-Frick, J., Clustering or interacting for knowledge? – Towards an interaction approach for regional growth policy

  • Guercini, S., Tunisini, A., Formalizing in business networks as a tool for industrial policy

  • Milanesi, M., Guercini, S., Waluszewski, A., A black swan in the district

  • Shih, T., Linne, Å., State actors’ mobilisation of resources for innovation: A case study of a Chinese vaccine

  • Waluszewski, A., Baraldi, E., Perna, A., Policy, innovation and the tricky question of deals and legal borders

Group 3

Chair: Malena I Havenvid

  • Gadde, L.-E., Lind, F., Interactive resource development. Implications for innovation policy

  • Gadde, L.-E., Hulthén, K., Wroe Alderson, IMP and some reflections on the evolution of theory

  • Mattsson, L.-G., Bridging gaps between policies for sustainable markets and market practices

  • Munksgaard, K., Rostgaard Evald, M., Højbjerg Clark, A., Damgaard. T., What’s in it for me? Firms strategizing for public-private innovation

  • Ratajczak-Mrozek, M., Herbeć, M., To be independent or balance interdependence? Policy implications for micro and small enterprises

12.30–13.45 Lunch
13.45–15.00 The Policy Issue – overview of five themes
   Chair: Alexandra Waluszewski
    Innovation policy in an interactive world – the critical role of the context (Araujo & Hoholm)
    Regional Policies – Third Italy (Guercini & Tunisini)
    Regional/geographical ingredients in the interactive world (the importance of room/place) (Eklinder-Frick & Linne)
    The problematic role of ownership as means of economic policy (Waluszewski & Mandjak)
    Public purchasing and innovation policy in an interactive world (Axelsson & Torvatn)
15.00–15.30 Coffee
15.30–17.00 Panel discussion of management and policy in an interactive world
18.30 Gala dinner at UKK: Celebrating 40 years of collaboration

Thursday June 2nd

09.00–11.00 Presentation of articles related to Theories and methods for an interactive business world – in three groups

Group 1

Chair: Lars-Erik Gadde

  • Abrahamsen, M., Researching business interaction

  • Houman Andersen, P., De Boer, L., Learning from intelligent conversation: how can insights from system theory contribute to advance IMP Research

  • Huemer, L., Strategizing in multifaceted network boundaries: The scope for action in horizons verizons

  • McGrath & Sutton-Brady, Action research and the IMP tradition

Group 2

Chair: Antonella La Rocca

  • Guercini, S., Martinelli, Tunisini, A., Customer-driven supply chains under IMP lens: a systematic literature review and conceptual framework

  • Mandjak, T., Szalkai, Z., See, do not just look…Some thoughts on the connection

  • Öberg, C., What can open innovation learn from IMP?

  • Prenkert, F., Understanding business networks from a mixed network and systems ontology position: A review of the research field and discussion on ontology and methodology

Group 3

Chair: Debbie Harrison

  • Eklund, M., Waluszewski, A., Two rebels but only one embraced by policy

  • Havenvid, M., Håkansson, H., Linne, Å., Economic deals in the construction industry – Implications for socio-material interaction and monetary processes

  • Håkansson, H., Waluszewski, A., ‘Methodomania’? On the methodological and theoretical challenges of (IMP) business research

  • Havenvid, M., Holmen, E., Linne, Å., Pedersen, A.-C., How construction firms manage long-term relationships

  • Olsen, P.-I., Håkansson, H., The roles of deals and business networks in innovation process

11.00–11.15 Coffee
11.15–12.30 Presentation of themes related to Theories and methods for an interactive business world
   Chair: Håkan Håkansson
    Phenomenon driven research (Waluszewski, Håkansson & Snehota)
    Boundaries of actors and of networks – theoretical and methodological consequences (Olsen, Munksgaard & Prenkert)
    Interdependencies – theoretical and methodological consequences (Gadde, Freytag &Harrison)
    Empirical based research (Abrahamsen, Havenvid & La Rocca)
12.30–13.30 Lunch
13.30–15 IMP – platforms for further research? Final panel discussion

Organising Team

  • Prof Håkan Håkansson, BI Norwegian Business School

  • Prof Ivan Snehota, USI Università della Svizzera italiana

  • Prof Alexandra Waluszewski, Uppsala University

Advisory Board

  • Prof David Ford, Euromed Marseille

  • Prof Lars-Erik Gadde, Chalmers University of Technology

  • Dr Thomas Hoholm, BI Norwegian Business School

  • Dr Malena Ingemansson, Uppsala University

  • Dr Antonella La Rocca, BI Norwegian Business School and USI Università della Svizzera italiana

  • Prof Peter Naude, Manchester Business School

  • Dr Catherine Sutton-Brady, University of Sydney

  • Dr Zsuzsanna Szalkai, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

  • Prof Annalisa Tunisini, Catholic University of Milan

  • Prof Judy Zolkiewski, Manchester Business School