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Analysing Uber in Social Media – Disruptive Technology or Institutional Disruption?

PublikationArtikel (med peer review)
Christian Sandström, Christofer Laurell, Disruptiva innovationer, Företagandets villkor, Uber

Sammanfattning

Extant literature suggests that market disruptions take place because of two main reasons: technological disruption or institutional change. In view of these two alternative explanations, this paper aims to explore how the recent rise of the collaborative consumption platform Uber is perceived by consumers and whether this platform is primarily regarded as a technological innovation or as an institutional disruption. Drawing from a dataset of more than 6500 user-generated contents in social media, our findings suggest that Uber is not primarily perceived as a technological innovation, but rather as an institutional disruption.

Laurell, C., & Sandström, C. (2016). Analysing Uber in Social Media – Disruptive Technology or Institutional Disruption?International Journal of Innovation Management, 20(5), [19 pages]. DOI: 10.1142/S1363919616400132


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Mycket mer för mindre – tillväxt och hållbarhet i Sverige
RapporterPublikation
Grafström, J., Sandström, C. & Wieslander, A.
Publiceringsår

2020

Sammanfattning

Sammanfattning:

Världens koldioxidutsläpp stiger fortfarande, vilket är ett enormt problem och arbete återstår. Men empiriska data från Sverige visar att det har gått att kombinera en växande ekonomi med krympande miljöpåverkan. Detta betyder att positiv förändring kan ske och möjligen kan överföras till andra länder.
Sedan år 1990 har Sveriges befolkning ökat med drygt 1,6 miljoner och ekonomin nästan fördubblats. Samtidigt har koldioxidutsläppen minskat med 27 procent mellan åren 1990 och 2018. BNP per koldioxidenhet gick under perioden ner med 60 procent.
Sedan 2008 (första året författarna har tillgängliga data ifrån) har de konsumtionsbaserade utsläppen från utlandet minskat.
Utsläppen från bilar har minskat, trots att antalet bilar ökade med 1,2 miljoner.
Av de 26 farliga utsläpp i luften som SCB har tillgänglig statistik över, har 24 minskat. I många fall är minskningen mer än 50 procent. Efter 1995 års förbud mot bly i bensin har dessa utsläpp minskat med 95 procent.
Utsläppen av svaveldioxid har gått ner med 80 procent sedan 1990, trots den ekonomiska tillväxt som ägt rum under perioden. Nedgången i användning av kol och eldningsolja tycks vara främsta orsak till denna minskning.
Det går att se kraftiga utsläppsminskningar av nickel, kadmium, krom, koppar, nickel och arsenik.
Antalet inrikesresor minskade marginellt jämfört med 1990-talets början, men utsläppen sjönk 13 procent. Utrikesresor har dock stigit.
Elanvändningen har gått upp med 2,8 procent sedan år 1990. Per capita och per BNP enhet har dock elanvändningen gått ner.
Sverige tar ut mindre vatten och använder mindre vatten per person sedan både 1970 och 1990.


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Bureaucrats or Markets in Innovation Policy? – a critique of the entrepreneurial state
Artikel (med peer review)Publikation
Karlson, N., Sandström, C., & Wennberg, K.
Publiceringsår

2020

Sammanfattning

This paper takes stock of recent suggestions that the state apparatus is a central and underappreciated actor in the generation, diffusion and exploitation of innovations enhancing growth and social welfare. We contrast such a view of “the entrepreneurial state” with theories and empirical evidence of the microeconomic processes of innovation in the modern economy which focus on well-functioning markets, free entry and competition among firms, and independent entrepreneurship as central mechanisms in the creation and dissemination of innovations. In doing so, we identify several deficiencies in the notion of an entrepreneurial state by showing that (i) there is weak empirical support in the many hundreds empirical studies and related meta analyses evaluating the effectiveness of active industrial and innovative policies, that (ii) these policies do not take account of the presence of information and incentive problems which together explain why attempts to address purported market failures often result in policy failures, and that (iii) the exclusive focus on knowledge creation through R&D and different forms of firm subsidies ignores the equally important mechanisms of knowledge dissemination and creation through commercial exploitation in markets. We discuss how a more theoretically well-founded focus on the state as investing in knowledge generation and securing the conditions of free and competitive markets will lead to a more innovative economy.

Working Paper no. 331: Bureaucrats or Markets in Innovation Policy? – A critique of the entrepreneurial state
Working paperPublikation
Karlson, N., Sandström, C. & Wennberg, K.
Publiceringsår

2020

Publicerat i

Ratio Working Paper

Sammanfattning

This paper takes stock of recent suggestions that the state apparatus is a central and underappreciated actor in the generation, diffusion and exploitation of innovations enhancing growth and social welfare. We contrast such a view of “the entrepreneurial state” with theories and empirical evidence of the microeconomic processes of innovation in the modern economy which focus on well-functioning markets, free entry and competition among firms, and independent entrepreneurship as central mechanisms in the creation and dissemination of innovations. In doing so, we identify several deficiencies in the notion of an entrepreneurial state by showing that (i) there is weak empirical support in the many hundreds empirical studies and related meta analyses evaluating the effectiveness of active industrial and innovative policies, that (ii) these policies do not take account of the presence of information and incentive problems which together explain why attempts to address purported market failures often result in policy failures, and that (iii) the exclusive focus on knowledge creation through R&D and different forms of firm subsidies ignores the equally important mechanisms of knowledge dissemination and creation through commercial exploitation in markets. We discuss how a more theoretically well-founded focus on the state as investing in knowledge generation and securing the conditions of free and competitive markets will lead to a more innovative economy.

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