IMP Journal: Volume 11 Issue 2


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Innovation networks or innovation within networks

Synnøve Rubach, Thomas Hoholm, Håkan Håkansson

The purpose of this paper is to present a longitudinal case study of a regional innovation policy initiative, in which ideas with regard to how innovation might be…

Creating relationship continuity across projects in the construction industry: Deliberate, emergent and deliberately emergent strategies

Malena Ingemansson Havenvid, Elsebeth Holmen, Åse Linné, Ann-Charlott Pedersen

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship continuity across projects among actors in the construction industry, and to discuss why and how such…

Start-ups initiating business relationships: process and asymmetry

Lise Aaboen, Leena Aarikka-Stenroos

The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of how start-ups initiate business relationships and to identify the subprocesses that characterise…

Coping with friction during technology commercialisation

Malla Mattila

The purpose of this paper is to move forward the understanding of sociomaterial and processual aspects of innovation by describing and analysing actors’ disalignment…

Strategizing in horizons and verizons: Distinguishing between mediators and firms’ mediating functions

Lars Huemer

The study has two related objectives. At the firm level of analysis, the author proposes that a clearer distinction between firms’ mediating functions and mediators could…

Customer-driven supply chains under IMP lens: A systematic literature review and conceptual framework

Elisa Martina Martinelli, Annalisa Tunisini, Simone Guercini

This paper explores the most recent contributions to interpreting customer-driven supply chains (CDSCs) under the IMP lens, focusing on the main characteristics that…

Understanding business networks from a mixed network and system ontology position: A review of the research field

Frans Prenkert

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the ontological implications of combining network and system ontology to conceptualize industrial networks as the empirical…

The business actor and business management

Kristin B. Munksgaard, David Ford

IMP literature has developed the conceptualisation of a business landscape comprised of varying combinations of more or less interdependent activities, resources and…



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