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Gabriel Linton

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: Örebro University School of Business


Phone: +46 19 303521

Room: N3048

Gabriel Linton

About Gabriel Linton

Gabriel Linton works at the School of Business at Örebro University and is connected to the INTERORG marketing research center. Gabriel's research is focused around entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, and relationships between firms.  In his dissertation (2016) Gabriel focused on entrepreneurial orientation from a contingency theory perspective.

Gabriel serves as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Gabriel has published in journals such as Journal of Business Research, R&D Management, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  Gabriel regularly teaches courses in entrepreneurship, business development and international business.

Gabriel completed his PhD at Örebro University in 2016 and received both his BBA (2005) and MBA (2008) at Cleveland State University. He also has experience from managerial positions in the transport industry.


Articles in journals |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Hasche, N. & Linton, G. (2021). University-industry collaboration: constructing a business model lab for student venture creation. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 27 (5), 1241-1263.
Aramo-Immonen, H. , Carlborg, P. , Hasche, N. , Jussila, J. , Kask, J. , Linton, G. , Mustafee, N. & Öberg, C. (2020). Charting the reach and contribution of IMP literature in other disciplines: A bibliometric analysis. Industrial Marketing Management, 87, 47-62.
Hasche, N. , Höglund, L. & Linton, G. (2020). Quadruple helix as a network of relationships: creating value within a Swedish regional innovation system. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 32 (6), 523-544.
Prenkert, F. , Hasche, N. & Linton, G. (2019). Towards a systematic analytical framework of resource interfaces. Journal of Business Research, 100, 139-149.
Linton, G. & Klinton, M. (2019). University entrepreneurship education: A design thinking approach to learning. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 8 (3), 1-11.
Hasche, N. & Linton, G. (2018). The value of failed relationships for the development of a Medtech start-up. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 30 (1), 97-119.
Linton, G. & Kask, J. (2017). Configurations of entrepreneurial orientation and competitive strategy for high performance. Journal of Business Research, 70, 168-176.
Hasche, N. , Linton, G. & Öberg, C. (2017). Trust in open innovation: the case of a med-tech start-up. European Journal of Innovation Management, 20 (1), 31-49.
Kask, J. & Linton, G. (2013). Business mating: when start-ups get it right. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 26 (5), 511-536.

Conference papers

Hasche, N. , Kask, J. , Linton, G. & Prenkert, F. (2020). Conceptualizing tangible resources in interaction: sites and interfaces. Paper presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM 2020 Online Conference), Dublin, Ireland, December 4-6, 2020.
Carlborg, P. , Hasche, N. & Linton, G. (2020). Innovation in ecosystems: The case of electric utility firms. Paper presented at 8th Annual Winter Global Business Conference 2020, Tignes, France, January 27-31, 2020.
Aramo-Immonen, H. , Carlborg, P. , Geissinger, A. , Hasche, N. , Kask, J. , Linton, G. , Nykvist, R. , Öberg, C. & et al. (2018). Clustering the imp thought: searching roots and diversities in imp research. Paper presented at 34th Annual Industrial Marketing & Purchasing Conference KEDGE Business School, Marseille, France, 4-7 September 2018.
Prenkert, F. , Linton, G. , Hasche, N. & Kask, J. (2017). Interaction sites and resource interfaces: A conceptualization of resource interaction. Paper presented at IMP Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 5-8, 2017. IMP Group.
Hasche, N. , Linton, G. & Prenkert, F. (2016). A model of Depth of Resource Interfaces in Networks. In: 32nd IMP Conference. Paper presented at 32nd IMP Conference, Poznan, Poland, August 30 - September 3, 2016.
Hasche, N. & Linton, G. (2016). Start-ups value co-creation in inter-firm relationships. In: 19th Nordic Conference on Small Business  Research (NCSB 2016). Paper presented at 19th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research (NCSB 2016), Riga, Latvia, 19-20 May, 2016.
Linton, G. , Klaassen, M. & Öberg, C. (2016). The Creation of Entrepreneurial Opportunities: The Case of Lake Resort Bergslagen. In: Daniel Laven, Wilhelm Skoglund, Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development Proceedings. Paper presented at Valuing and Evaluating Creativity for Sustainable Regional Development, Östersund, Sweden, September 11-14, 2016 (pp. 75-77). Mid Sweden University.
Linton, G. (2015). The process and outcome of innovativeness, risk-taking, and proactiveness. In: Entrepreneurial society a platform for New Solutions to old Problems. Paper presented at RENT XXIX - Research in entrepreneuership and small business, Zagreb, Croatia, 18-20 November, 2015.
Kask, J. & Linton, G. (2011). Business mating in stable and turbulent markets: does the configuration fit?. In: Goran Vlašić, Jurica Pavičić, Zoran Wittine, 2011 Global Business Conference Conference Proceedings. Paper presented at Global Business Conference 2011, Sibenik, Croatia, September 21-24, 2011 (pp. 237-. Zagreb: Innovation Institute.
Frankelius, P. , Hultman, C. M. , Linton, G. , Johanzon, C. & Gunnarsson, C. (2011). The cleantech mystery: new theoretical model for understanding export capabilities in small and mediumsized innovative cleantech companies. Paper presented at The R&D Management Conference 2011: R&D, Sustainability & Innovation, the need for new ideas, initiatives and alliances, Norrköping, Sweden 28-30 June (pp. 14-.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Linton, G. (2016). Entrepreneurial orientation: reflections from a contingency perspective. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro university.