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Article
Publication date: 18 October 2019

Tatiana Beliaeva, Marcos Ferasso, Sascha Kraus and Eloi Junior Damke

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dynamics of digital entrepreneurship and the role of innovation ecosystem in its shaping by applying a multilevel perspective on…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dynamics of digital entrepreneurship and the role of innovation ecosystem in its shaping by applying a multilevel perspective on the phenomenon.

Design/methodology/approach

An exploratory in-depth analysis of an IT company in Brazil is conducted using a quasi-mixed method design and three analytical techniques: pattern-matching, data exposure and social network analysis. The study is based on qualitative data, complemented by quantitative data. The case company is investigated within its time (historical development) and spatial (entire ecosystem) dimensions, providing an integrative approach to analysis.

Findings

The results revealed significant differences in a set of supporting innovation ecosystem’s actors and relationships throughout the development of the company from lower to higher levels of digitalization. The findings are discussed within a framework that links ecosystem’s actors at different layers with different levels of business digitalization.

Research limitations/implications

This research brings implications to SMEs in high-tech industries that are aiming to transform their business toward greater digitalization, and stresses the importance of strategic partners in innovation ecosystem in this process.

Originality/value

The novelty of this research is related to how external actors contribute to a company to adapt and create value, and how companies may exploit opportunities by configuring internal resources and external assets from strategic relationships. The study considers digital entrepreneurship in dynamics, distinguishes between different levels of digitalization and prescribes them different enablers and sets of relationships.

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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2554

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Article
Publication date: 7 December 2023

Hussam Al Halbusi, Fadi AbdelFattah, Marcos Ferasso, Mohammad Alshallaqi and Abdeslam Hassani

Many entrepreneurs often struggle with the fear of failure, which can be detrimental to both their business and personal well-being. To better understand the factors that…

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Purpose

Many entrepreneurs often struggle with the fear of failure, which can be detrimental to both their business and personal well-being. To better understand the factors that contribute to this fear, the authors conducted research on the impact of various obstacles, such as limited financial resources, risk aversion, stress and hard work avoidance, and prior business failures. Additionally, the authors explored the effects of social capital in mitigating these obstacles and their relationship to fear of failure in entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted a survey with 440 young Iraqi entrepreneurs using non-probabilistic and purposive methods. The survey instrument included multiple measuring scales, which were provided in both English and Arabic. The authors analysed valid responses using structural equation modelling (SEM) with partial least squares (PLS).

Findings

The findings show that the fear of failure in entrepreneurship is negatively influenced by factors such as limited financial access, risk aversion, and past business failures. However, aversion to stress and hard work did not have a significant impact. The findings also show that social capital could potentially mitigate these negative factors.

Research limitations/implications

The theoretical and practical implications of this study manifest in revealing the difficulties entrepreneurs encounter in developing countries like Iraq, where entrepreneurship is vital for economic growth. The study's limitations stem from its focus on one country and the use of a single survey method. Future research could use varied methods across multiple countries for a more comprehensive view.

Originality/value

This study sheds light on the factors that are obstacles for entrepreneurs to starting a business in emerging economies like Iraq.

Details

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, vol. 31 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1462-6004

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Article
Publication date: 2 June 2021

Marcos Ferasso

This paper aims to present a tool for helping the mindset organization of graduate students and early career researchers in the process of scientific papers writing. The canvas…

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present a tool for helping the mindset organization of graduate students and early career researchers in the process of scientific papers writing. The canvas roadmap is proposed and summarizes the fundamental steps and main features of an academic paper in the business management field.

Design/methodology/approach

The adopted methodological procedures followed action research and focus groups precepts. Validation was applied in longitudinal and transversal procedures, with two early career researchers and with three groups of graduate students from different institutions. The validation procedures allowed the identification of 15 main features that were structured in a canvas format.

Findings

The conception of the canvas roadmap, influenced by the business model canvas, is a tool for easing researchers’ mindset when preparing a manuscript. Each of 15 features are explored according to main identified components along the paper writing process. Advices for early researchers are addressed, and key characteristics are presented. Further readings in academic writing literature are suggested as along with practical tips for developing the manuscript.

Research limitations/implications

Specifically, the canvas roadmap proposal intends to guide Iberoamerican/Latin American scholars to achieve their goals of publishing in top tier journals, relevant to their academic careers, and to improve research outcomes through a structured guidance for crafting scientific papers.

Originality/value

As main contribution and novelty, this paper intends to provide a canvas roadmap by identifying the main sections a scientific paper in the Business Management field must follow, and how to address specific features when writing these sections. This tool was conceived due the Business Management field needs a faster-to-address and easy-to-use tool and that summarizes main features of academic papers.

Propósito

Este artículo tiene como objetivo presentar una herramienta para ayudar a la organización de la mentalidad de los estudiantes de postgrados y los investigadores de carrera temprana en el proceso de redacción de artículos científicos. El mapa canvas es propuesto y resume los pasos fundamentales y las principales características de un artículo académico en el campo de la Gestión Empresarial.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

Los procedimientos metodológicos adoptados siguieron los preceptos de la investigación-acción y los grupos focales. La validación se aplicó en procedimientos longitudinales y transversales, con dos investigadores en carrera inicial y con tres grupos de estudiantes de postgrados de diferentes instituciones. Los procedimientos de validación permitieron identificar quince características principales que se estructuraron en formato canvas.

Resultados

La concepción del mapa canvas, influenciada por el modelo canvas para los modelos de negocios, es una herramienta para facilitar la mentalidad de los investigadores al preparar un manuscrito. Cada una de las quince características se explora de acuerdo con los principales componentes identificados a lo largo del proceso de escritura de los manuscritos. Se abordan consejos para los investigadores tempranos y se presentan las características clave. Se sugieren lecturas adicionales de literatura académica, así como consejos prácticos para desarrollar el manuscrito.

Originalidad/valor

Como principal aporte y novedad, este artículo pretende proporcionar un mapa canvas identificando las principales secciones que debe seguir un artículo científico en el campo de la Gestión Empresarial y cómo abordar las características específicas al escribir estas secciones. Esta herramienta fue concebida debido al campo de la Gestión Empresarial necesitar una herramienta más rápida de abordar y fácil de usar y que resume las principales características de los artículos académicos.

Implicaciones de la investigación

Específicamente, la propuesta del mapa canvas pretende orientar a los académicos iberoamericanos/latinoamericanos para lograr sus objetivos de publicación en revistas de primer nivel, relevantes para sus carreras académicas, y mejorar los resultados de la investigación a través de una guía estructurada para la elaboración de artículos científicos.

Objetivo

Este artigo tem como objetivo apresentar uma ferramenta que ajude a organizar a mentalidade de alunos de pós-graduação e pesquisadores em início de carreira no processo de redação de artigos científicos. O mapa canvas é proposto e sintetiza as etapas fundamentais e as principais características de um artigo acadêmico da área de Administração e Negócios.

Desenho/metodologia/abordagem

Os procedimentos metodológicos adotados seguiram os preceitos da pesquisa-ação e dos grupos focais. A validação foi aplicada em procedimentos longitudinais e transversais, com dois pesquisadores em início de carreira e com três turmas de alunos de pós-graduação de instituições diferentes. Os procedimentos de validação permitiram identificar quinze características principais que foram estruturadas em formato canvas.

Resultados

A concepção do mapa canvas, influenciada pelo modelo de negócios canvas, é uma ferramenta para facilitar a mentalidade dos pesquisadores na preparação de um artigo. Cada uma das quinze características é explorada de acordo com os principais componentes identificados ao longo do processo de redação dos artigos. Abordam-se dicas para pesquisadores iniciantes e apresentam-se características principais. Sugere-se leitura adicional da literatura acadêmica, bem como dicas práticas para o desenvolvimento do artigo.

Originalidade/valor

Como principal contribuição e novidade, este artigo visa fornecer um mapa canvas identificando as principais seções que um artigo científico deve seguir na área de Administração e Negócios e como abordar as características específicas na redação destas seções. Essa ferramenta foi concebida devido à área de Administração e Negócios necessitar de uma ferramenta de abordagem mais rápida e fácil de usar e que sintetiza as principais características dos artigos acadêmicos.

Implicações da pesquisa

Especificamente, a proposta do mapa canvas visa orientar os acadêmicos ibero-americanos/latino-americanos a atingirem seus objetivos de publicação em periódicos de alto nível, relevantes para suas carreiras acadêmicas, e a melhorar os resultados da pesquisa por meio de um guia estruturado para a preparação de artigos científicos.

Article
Publication date: 16 September 2021

Muhammad Ikram, Yichen Shen, Marcos Ferasso and Idiano D’Adamo

This study aims to explore the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on exports of goods and services, logistics performance, environmental management system (ISO 14001) certification…

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Purpose

This study aims to explore the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on exports of goods and services, logistics performance, environmental management system (ISO 14001) certification and quality management system (ISO 9001) certification in top affected Asian countries of India, Iran, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Design/methodology/approach

A novel grey relational analysis models’ approach is used to examine the inter-relationship between COVID-19 economic growth and environmental performance. Moreover, the authors applied a conservative (maximin) model to investigate which countries have the least intensifying affected among all of the top affected COVID-19 Asian countries based on the SS degree of grey relation values. The data used in this study was collected from multiple databases during 2020 for analysis.

Findings

Results indicate that the severity of COVID-19 shows a strong negative association and influence of COVID-19 on the exportation of goods and services, logistics performance, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications in all the six highly affected countries during a pandemic outbreak. Although the adverse effects of COVID-19 in exporting countries persisted until December 31, 2020, their magnitude decreased over time in Indonesia and Pakistan. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Pakistan showed comparatively better performance among the six top highly affected Asian countries due to its smart locked down strategy and prevents its economy from severe damages. While India and Iran export drastically go down due to a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Research limitations/implications

The research findings produce much-required policy suggestions for leaders, world agencies and governments to take corrective measures on an emergent basis to prevent the economies from more damages and improve their logistics, environmental and quality performance during the pandemic of COVID-19.

Originality/value

This study develops a framework and investigates the intensifying effects of COVID-19 effects on economic growth, logistics performance, environmental performance and quality production processes.

Details

Journal of Asia Business Studies, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1558-7894

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Article
Publication date: 8 February 2022

Jessika Milagros Vásquez Neyra, Mirza Marvel Cequea, Valentina Gomes Haensel Schmitt and Marcos Ferasso

This research aims to understand the behaviour of food consumption and waste in Peruvian households at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abstract

Purpose

This research aims to understand the behaviour of food consumption and waste in Peruvian households at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Design/methodology/approach

Exploratory research was carried out with Peruvian households, using a descriptive method design. Data were analysed using descriptive and multivariate statistics. A self-administered questionnaire of 60 questions was used, applied by social networks in May 2020, obtaining 418 valid questionnaires.

Findings

The main findings allow the identification of a behaviour aiming the avoidance of waste and purchasing with a cost–benefit orientation, which is followed by purchase planning, knowledge and use of information on labels, food storage and cooking skills.

Practical implications

For companies in the food sector, relevant information is provided on consumer behaviour. For policymakers, elements are provided for the promotion of responsible consumption and zero waste. For the academy, an explanation is provided of how and in what way crises influence the behaviour of food consumption and waste.

Social implications

Environmental-friendly and responsible consumption behaviour need to be supported, as well as to make consumers aware of the costs of food waste. These measures could be fostered by collective action that includes different actors – from civil society, the private and public sectors – and contribute to a sustainable solution, focused on improving consumption patterns and food waste.

Originality/value

The novelty of this research is based on exploring the understanding of the existing relation among food consumer behaviour, in a context of crisis, towards food waste prevention and avoidance, cost–benefit orientation and the knowledge about labelling, storage and handling.

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British Food Journal, vol. 124 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Article
Publication date: 25 April 2018

Marcos Ferasso, Adriana R. Wunsch Takahashi and Fernando A. Prado Gimenez

This metasynthesis aims to build a theory on the concept of innovation ecosystem from the state of the art of qualitative case studies available in indexed scientific production…

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Purpose

This metasynthesis aims to build a theory on the concept of innovation ecosystem from the state of the art of qualitative case studies available in indexed scientific production using interpretive synthesis (Hoon, 2013).

Design/methodology/approach

This research was conducted by the postulates of the metasynthesis method (Hoon, 2013) to generate theory from qualitative case studies. The authors retrieved 77 research papers from databases, of which 6 were used for synthesis purposes. Each selected research paper reported one or more cases, which were analyzed separately. At the final stage, a data synthesis was structured and the cases were crossed, which allowed the development of a schematic representation and a theoretical construction of the innovation ecosystem concept. The approach used in this research is a metatheoretical assumption from economics and management and ecology to explore the theoretical gap in the concept of innovation ecosystems.

Findings

There is not yet a conceptual consensus on the term, which sometimes leads researchers to address partial or complementary concepts. The analysis identified constitutive elements of an innovation ecosystem that lead to structuring a framework of organic and dynamic interrelationships that a given organization has with various external organizations, allowing the creation of innovative products in a faster way.

Research limitations/implications

This paper helps scholars and researchers consider a new metatheoretical perspective to analyze dynamics, constitutive elements and multilevels of an innovation ecosystem.

Practical implications

For practitioners, this paper sheds lights on the importance of recognizing a systemic consideration of innovation ecosystems that falls in global relationships, industry dynamics and identification of main global–local actors/enablers to produce innovations internally at a given organization.

Originality/value

The novelty of this paper lies in a more delineated definition and a schematic representation of an innovation ecosystem based on a global–local perspective of product creation and manufacturing and interactions that a given company has, regardless of the geographical location of its dispersed strategic partners.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Article
Publication date: 27 January 2023

Yue Zhang, Shanshan Wang, Tayyaba Akram and Yuxiang Hong

The purpose of this paper is to explore how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China leverage their strengths to engage stakeholders in knowledge co-creation processes…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China leverage their strengths to engage stakeholders in knowledge co-creation processes and get mutual benefit via knowledge-based view (KBV).

Design/methodology/approach

Based on KBV, the authors conduct a multiple-case study of five SMEs in China to embrace the knowledge co-creation practice using semi-structured interview, organizational documents and onsite observation.

Findings

This study highlights how SMEs leverage their strengths to engage stakeholder to co-create knowledge and practice for the better capturing and utilization of external and internal knowledge. The authors identify three processes of knowledge co-creation for SMEs based on knowledge sharing, knowledge integration and knowledge application in the B2B context. This study finds that SMEs engage their stakeholders in knowledge sharing by building and maintaining trust. The knowledge integration process was driven by the owner’s openness. Mutual learning facilitates the knowledge application process of SMEs.

Research limitations/implications

This study relies on a limited number of case studies and considers only firms’ perspective to analyze the SMEs co-create knowledge with their stakeholders. Further studies could examine the challenge of knowledge co-creation in multiple stakeholders’ relationships in B2B contexts, i.e. in relation to product and service innovation with complexity and uncertainly.

Practical implications

Managers need to make choices when designing knowledge co-creation process in collaborative product development activities. The use of online and offline approaches can help balance requirements in terms of joint problem-solving across firms, the efficiency of knowledge co-creation and effective of knowledge leakage.

Originality/value

The conceptualization of knowledge co-creation as knowledge sharing and knowledge integration and knowledge application extends existing perspective on knowledge co-creation as either a transfer of knowledge or as revealing the novel situation of pertinent knowledge with entirely assimilate it. The findings point to the complexity of knowledge co-creation as a process influenced by stakeholder engagement, perspectives on knowledge, trust of multiple stakeholders, openness of firm boundaries and mutual learning of SMEs with their stakeholders.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 38 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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Article
Publication date: 28 July 2023

Pavel Milei and Angel Barajas

This paper aims to develop a framework for the semantic operationalisation of the business model, which enables the automated identification of business models using content…

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to develop a framework for the semantic operationalisation of the business model, which enables the automated identification of business models using content analysis.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors approached the operationalisation of the business model by conducting a review of the organisational and management literature to derive the key business model elements highlighted in the existing research, along with their associated keywords.

Findings

The study proposed a conceptual framework that specifies a granular structure of business model elements, as well as the keywords that characterise each element. By coming down to the level of distinct keywords, the authors arrived at measurable constructs to capture the magnitude of every element in a company’s business model.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is the first to offer a semantic operationalisation of the business model by defining the set of keywords that pertain to each element of the business model. The proposed operationalisation of the business model can aid future empirical research by serving as a tool for the automated assessment of the magnitude of every element in a company’s business model using content analysis.

Propósito

Este artículo tiene como objetivo desarrollar un marco de trabajo para la operacionalización semántica de los modelos de negocio, que permita la identificación automatizada de esos modelos usando “análisis de contenido”.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

Abordamos la operacionalización del modelo de negocio mediante una revisión de la literatura de organización y gestión de empresas para derivar los elementos clave de los modelos de negocio destacados en la investigación existente, junto con sus palabras clave asociadas.

Hallazgos

Nuestro estudio propone un marco conceptual que especifica una estructura detallada de los elementos de modelos de negocio, así como las palabras clave que caracterizan cada elemento. Al llegar al nivel de palabras clave distintas, obtuvimos constructos medibles para capturar la magnitud de cada elemento dentro del modelo de negocio de una empresa.

Originalidad

Nuestro estudio es el primero en ofrecer una operacionalización semántica de los modelos de negocio al definir el conjunto de palabras clave que se refieren a cada elemento del modelo de negocio. La operacionalización propuesta puede ayudar a la investigación empírica futura al servir como una herramienta para la evaluación automatizada de la magnitud de cada elemento en el modelo de negocio de una empresa mediante análisis de contenido.

Propósito

Este artigo tem como objetivo desenvolver um framework para a operacionalização semântica do modelo de negócio, que possibilita a identificação automatizada de modelos de negócio por meio de análise de conteúdo.

Design/metodologia/abordagem

Abordamos a operacionalização do modelo de negócio realizando uma revisão da literatura organizacional e de gestão para derivar os principais elementos do modelo de negócio destacados nas pesquisas existentes, juntamente com suas palavras-chave associadas.

Resultados

Nosso estudo propôs um framework conceitual que especifica uma estrutura granular de elementos do modelo de negócio, assim como as palavras-chave que caracterizam cada elemento. Ao descer ao nível de palavras-chave distintas, chegamos a construtos mensuráveis para capturar a magnitude de cada elemento no modelo de negócio de uma empresa.

Originalidade

Nosso estudo é o primeiro a oferecer uma operacionalização semântica do modelo de negócio, definindo o conjunto de palavras-chave que se referem a cada elemento do modelo de negócio. A operacionalização proposta do modelo de negócio pode auxiliar pesquisas empíricas futuras, servindo como uma ferramenta para a avaliação automatizada da magnitude de cada elemento no modelo de negócio de uma empresa por meio de análise de conteúdo.

Article
Publication date: 15 December 2022

Hasan Oudah Abdullah, Nadia Atshan, Hadi Al-Abrrow, Alhamzah Alnoor, Marco Valeri and Gül Erkol Bayram

This study aims to understand the impact of leadership styles on the sustainability of organizational energy, using the mediator role of organizational ambidexterity in family…

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Purpose

This study aims to understand the impact of leadership styles on the sustainability of organizational energy, using the mediator role of organizational ambidexterity in family firms in Malaysia. To this end, dual-stage Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) were adopted to determine the leadership style of family firms in Malaysia.

Design/methodology/approach

An exploratory design (i.e. questionnaire) was used to collect data from 528 workers in the family firms in Malaysia.

Findings

According to the results, leadership styles and long-term organizational energy have a positive and significant relationship. Furthermore, organizational ambidexterity mediates the relationship between leadership styles and organizational energy sustainability. On the other hand, based on nonlinear and compensatory relationships, the ANN method predicted a bureaucratic leadership style typical in Malaysian family businesses. The results of this study indicate transformational, transactional and bureaucratic leadership styles affect sustainable organizational energy. Besides, organizational ambidexterity fully mediates the relationship between leadership styles and sustainable organizational energy. On the other hand, the results of non-compensatory relationships revealed organizational ambidexterity is the most determinant of sustainable organizational energy, followed by bureaucratic leadership. As a result, leadership styles encourage human resources to perform tasks with energy and vitality. In family businesses, bureaucratic leadership increases job immersion and positive motivations toward work challenges.

Research limitations/implications

From a practitioner's perspective, leaders and practitioners must encourage creativity and idea generation to give members sufficient strength to work and focus on goals that support building sustainable organizational energy. A family business is a type of capitalism that significantly impacts employees. The family-owned businesses surveyed by first-generation families lack subsidiaries and are ingrained in a paternalistic culture that offers employees greater security at a lower wage. Although there are few details, the study sample size is small and has limitations. This study suggests that understanding the leadership styles on sustainable organizational energy and using the mediator role of organizational ambidexterity in the family business has immense value. Characteristics such as transformational, transactional and bureaucratic leadership styles have a significant role in sustainable organizational energy. Also, organizational ambidexterity is the mediator for the relationship between leadership styles and sustainable organizational energy.

Originality/value

This study sheds light on the effect of leadership styles on sustainable organizational energy through organizational ambidexterity in family firms. In this context, the novelty of this study includes two perceptions. The first explored the impact of exploration and exploitation on sustainable organizational energy. The second investigates linear and nonlinear relationships to predict sustainable organizational energy determinants.

Details

Journal of Family Business Management, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2043-6238

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Article
Publication date: 25 January 2023

Zhixian Li and Chunxing Fan

This paper aims to explore how traditional industries revert the trend of decline in sales through rebranding by analyzing the extended case study of the fountain pen industry.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore how traditional industries revert the trend of decline in sales through rebranding by analyzing the extended case study of the fountain pen industry.

Design/methodology/approach

This study analyzes the marketing in case study of the fountain pen industry through two coordinates – symbolizing status and branding nostalgia. The division of analyses in these categories is supplanted by data, such as linear regression to analyze changes in product characteristics.

Findings

This study finds that the rebranding of the fountain pen in multiple fitting images – status symbol, object of nostalgia and something scarce and unique – is successful in capturing consumer demand, shaping consumer perceptions and help the mature industry locate as well as enter a niche market.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this paper is the first one to explore the business development of traditional industry as a case study of fountain pens from the perspective of marketing and consumer behavior.

Details

Nankai Business Review International, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-8749

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