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Det sociala kapitalets samband med klusterföretags absorptionsförmåga

Andersson, Adam LU ; Jokel, Hama LU and Rajala, Daniel LU (2017) FEKH19 20171
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Title: The impact of social capital on the absorption capacity of cluster companies Seminar date: 2017-06-02
Course: FEKH19, Degree Project Undergraduate level, Business Administration, Undergraduate level, 15 University Credits Points (UPC) or ECTS-cr
Authors: Adam Andersson, Daniel Rajala, Hama Jokel
Supervisor: Nikos Macheridis
Keywords: Cluster, absorption capacity, organizational learning, social capital and innovation
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate possible differences and similarities for the clusters Medicon Valley and Stockholm-Uppsala. The focus of the study lies in similarities and differences in the demonstrated strength of social capital and absorption, as well as in the connection between social... (More)
Title: The impact of social capital on the absorption capacity of cluster companies Seminar date: 2017-06-02
Course: FEKH19, Degree Project Undergraduate level, Business Administration, Undergraduate level, 15 University Credits Points (UPC) or ECTS-cr
Authors: Adam Andersson, Daniel Rajala, Hama Jokel
Supervisor: Nikos Macheridis
Keywords: Cluster, absorption capacity, organizational learning, social capital and innovation
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate possible differences and similarities for the clusters Medicon Valley and Stockholm-Uppsala. The focus of the study lies in similarities and differences in the demonstrated strength of social capital and absorption, as well as in the connection between social capital and absorption capacity.
Methodology: A comparative cross-sectional study using a web-based survey. Through the survey, the independent variable social capital and the dependent variable were measured on the basis of 13 questions. Data was analyzed by statistical tests to identify relationships and differences in strength in each variable.
Theoretical perspective: Porters (1990) theory of cluster. Absorbability as a driving force behind organizations' innovative capacity as well as absorption capacity as a partitioning factor in innovative and less innovative clusters. Social capital in clusters as a driving force behind absorption ability.
Empirical foundation: The Life Science industry is centered around clusters. Sweden's two largest Life Science clusters consist of Medicon Valley and Stockholm-Uppsala. Medicon Valley is one of Europe's strongest Life Science clusters, while Stockholm-Uppsala has lost a lot in innovation power. The study's data consists of 59 Life Science companies survey questions and a preparation and test of hypotheses.
Conclusion: No differences in the strength of social capital have been identified. Social capital shows a statistically significant relationship to the absorption capacity in Medicon Valley, but no statistically significant relationship in Stockholm-Uppsala. Absorption capacity is stronger in Medicon Valley based on a parametric test, but based on a non-parametric test, no differences can be seen between the two clusters. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Titel: Det sociala kapitalets påverkan på klusterföretags absorptionsförmåga Seminariedatum: 2017-06-02
Kurs: FEKH19, examensarbete i Strategic Management på kandidatnivå, 15 högskolepoäng
Författare: Adam Andersson, Daniel Rajala, Hama Jokel Handledare: Nikos Macheridis
Fem nyckelord: Kluster, absorptionsförmåga, organisatoriskt lärande, socialt kapital och innovationskraft
Syfte: Studiens syfte är att utreda eventuella skillnader och likheter för klustren Medicon Valley och Stockholm-Uppsala. Studiens fokus ligger i likheter och skillnader i uppvisad styrka av socialt kapital och absorptionsförmåga, samt i sambandet mellan socialt kapital och absorptionsförmåga.
Metod: En komparativ tvärsnittsstudie med hjälp av en web-baserad... (More)
Titel: Det sociala kapitalets påverkan på klusterföretags absorptionsförmåga Seminariedatum: 2017-06-02
Kurs: FEKH19, examensarbete i Strategic Management på kandidatnivå, 15 högskolepoäng
Författare: Adam Andersson, Daniel Rajala, Hama Jokel Handledare: Nikos Macheridis
Fem nyckelord: Kluster, absorptionsförmåga, organisatoriskt lärande, socialt kapital och innovationskraft
Syfte: Studiens syfte är att utreda eventuella skillnader och likheter för klustren Medicon Valley och Stockholm-Uppsala. Studiens fokus ligger i likheter och skillnader i uppvisad styrka av socialt kapital och absorptionsförmåga, samt i sambandet mellan socialt kapital och absorptionsförmåga.
Metod: En komparativ tvärsnittsstudie med hjälp av en web-baserad enkät. Genom enkäten mättes den oberoende variabeln socialt kapital samt den beroende variabeln absorptionsförmåga utifrån 13 frågor. Data analyserades genom statistiska test för att identifiera samband samt skillnader i styrka i varje variabel.
Teoretiska perspektiv: Porters (1990) klusterteori. Absorptionsförmågan som en drivkraft bakom organisationers innovationsförmåga samt absorptionsförmågan som en skiljande faktor i innovationskraftiga- och mindre innovationskraftiga kluster. Socialt kapital i klustersammanhang som en drivkraft bakom absorptionsförmågan.
Empiri: Life Science-branschen är centrerad kring kluster. Sveriges två största Life Science- kluster består av Medicon Valley och Stockholm-Uppsalaklustret. Medicon Valley är ett av Europas starkaste Life Science-kluster medan Stockholm-Uppsala har tappat mycket i innovationskraft. Studiens data består av 59 Life Science-företags enkätsvar samt ett framställande och test av hypoteser.
Slutsats: Inga skillnader i styrkan på det sociala kapitalet har identifierats. Socialt kapital uppvisar ett statistiskt signifikant samband till absorptionsförmågan i Medicon Valley, men inget statistiskt signifikant samband i Stockholm-Uppsala. Absorptionsförmågan är starkare i Medicon Valley utifrån ett parametriskt test, men utifrån ett icke-parametriskt test kan inga skillnader uppvisas mellan de två klustren. (Less)
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Andersson, Adam LU ; Jokel, Hama LU and Rajala, Daniel LU
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FEKH19 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Kluster, absorptionsförmåga, organisatoriskt lärande, socialt kapital, innovationskraft, Cluster, absorption capacity, organizational learning, social capital, innovation
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Swedish
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8918674
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Course: FEKH19, Degree Project Undergraduate level, Business Administration, Undergraduate level, 15 University Credits Points (UPC) or ECTS-cr
Authors: Adam Andersson, Daniel Rajala, Hama Jokel
Supervisor: Nikos Macheridis
Keywords: Cluster, absorption capacity, organizational learning, social capital and innovation
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate possible differences and similarities for the clusters Medicon Valley and Stockholm-Uppsala. The focus of the study lies in similarities and differences in the demonstrated strength of social capital and absorption, as well as in the connection between social capital and absorption capacity.
Methodology: A comparative cross-sectional study using a web-based survey. Through the survey, the independent variable social capital and the dependent variable were measured on the basis of 13 questions. Data was analyzed by statistical tests to identify relationships and differences in strength in each variable.
Theoretical perspective: Porters (1990) theory of cluster. Absorbability as a driving force behind organizations' innovative capacity as well as absorption capacity as a partitioning factor in innovative and less innovative clusters. Social capital in clusters as a driving force behind absorption ability.
Empirical foundation: The Life Science industry is centered around clusters. Sweden's two largest Life Science clusters consist of Medicon Valley and Stockholm-Uppsala. Medicon Valley is one of Europe's strongest Life Science clusters, while Stockholm-Uppsala has lost a lot in innovation power. The study's data consists of 59 Life Science companies survey questions and a preparation and test of hypotheses.
Conclusion: No differences in the strength of social capital have been identified. Social capital shows a statistically significant relationship to the absorption capacity in Medicon Valley, but no statistically significant relationship in Stockholm-Uppsala. Absorption capacity is stronger in Medicon Valley based on a parametric test, but based on a non-parametric test, no differences can be seen between the two clusters.},
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