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Johan Kask

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

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Johan Kask

About Johan Kask

Associate Professor (Docent) in Marketing

Johan Kask is Associate Professor in Marketing at Örebro University School of Business. He does research on inter-organizational units of analysis, including business networks, relationships and ecosystems. His specific focus is long-term evolution, coevolutionary relationships and interactions between firms, as well as entrepreneurship, innovation processes and strategy.

Kask does research across various industries, including sport, music, transportation, and electricity. 

Keywords: Industrial Marketing, Innovation Ecosystem, Configuration, Evolution, Coevolutionary Relationships, Prosumerism, Entrepreneurial Orientation, Entrepreneurship 

Publications

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

Articles in journals

Breslin, D. , Kask, J. , Schlaile, M. & Abatecola, G. (2021). Developing a coevolutionary account of innovation ecosystems. Industrial Marketing Management, 98, 59-68.
Abatecola, G. , Cristofaro, M. , Giannetti, F. & Kask, J. (2021). How can biases affect entrepreneurial decision making? toward a behavioral approach to unicorns. The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.
Schlaile, M. P. , Kask, J. , Brewer, J. , Bogner, K. , Urmetzer, S. & De Witt, A. (2021). Proposing a Cultural Evolutionary Perspective for Dedicated Innovation Systems: Bioeconomy Transitions and Beyond. Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, I108-26.
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.
Abatecola, G. , Breslin, D. & Kask, J. (2020). Do organizations really co-evolve?: Problematizing co-evolutionary change in management and organization studies. Technological forecasting & social change, 155.
Kask, J. & Öberg, C. (2019). Why "majors" surge in the post-disruptive recording industry. European Journal of Marketing, 53 (3), 442-462.
Kask, J. & Prenkert, F. (2018). From small and generalized to big or specialized: A historical analysis of sports retail forms in Sweden. Journal of Management History, 24 (3), 340-358.
Hallberg, P. , Hasche, N. , Kask, J. & Öberg, C. (2018). Quality management systems as indicators for stability and change in customer-supplier relationships. The IMP Journal, 12 (3), 483-497.
Linton, G. & Kask, J. (2017). Configurations of entrepreneurial orientation and competitive strategy for high performance. Journal of Business Research, 70, 168-176.
Kask, J. & Linton, G. (2013). Business mating: when start-ups get it right. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 26 (5), 511-536.
Johansson, T. & Kask, J. (2013). On the promise and premises of a Darwinian theory in research on business relationships. Industrial Marketing Management, 42 (3), 306-315.
Andersén, J. & Kask, J. (2012). Asymmetrically realized absorptive capacity and relationship durability. Management Decision, 50 (1), 43-57.

Chapters in books

Kask, J. (2011). Evolving Market Channels in the Swedish Music Industry: A Dominant design approach. In: Esbjörn Segelod, Karin Berglund, Erik Bjurström, Erik Dahlquist, Lars Hallén and Ulf Johansson, Studies in industrial renewal: coping with changing contexts (pp. 95-115). Västerås: Mälardalen University.

Conference papers

Klézl, V. , Kelly, S. & Kask, J. (2021). Applying the IMP lenses to a digitally disrupted supply network: The case of video game industry. Paper presented at IMP Forum Seminar, Online and in Uppsala, Sweden, May 19-20, 2021.
Klézl, V. & Kask, J. (2021). Introducing the prosumption map: Who benefits and how the business network is changed?. Paper presented at 30th Annual Meeting IPSERA Online Conference 2021: Purchasing Innovation and Crisis Management, March 29 – April 1, 2021.
Ertelt, S. & Kask, J. (2021). On the Emergence of “Transition Ecotones” in Inter-system Coevolution. Paper presented at 12th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2021), Karlsruhe, Germany, October 5-8, 2021.
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. , Harrison, D. , Kask, J. & Ratajczak-Mrozek, M. (2020). Ecosystem Management from a Resource Interaction View. Paper presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM 2020 Online Conference), Dublin, Ireland, December 4-6, 2020.
Kask, J. & Klézl, V. (2020). Prosumerism-imprinted business network change and its main beneficiary. In: IMP Conference 2020. Paper presented at 36th IMP Conference (IMP 2020, virtual), Örebro, Sweden, September 3-4, 2020.
Hasche, N. , Hedvall, K. , Prenkert, F. , Abrahamsen, M. H. , Aramo-Immonen, H. , Baraldi, E. , Bocconcelli, R. , Carlborg, P. & et al. (2020). Resource Interaction: Towards a common understanding?. Paper presented at 36th Annual IMP Conference (IMP 2020 Virtual), Örebro, Sweden, September 3-4, 2020..
Kask, J. , Van, T. P. & Carlborg, P. (2019). Business Models, Ecosystem and Adaptive Fit: The Case of Electric Utilities. Paper presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, June 26-28, 2019.
Carlborg, P. , Hasche, N. & Kask, J. (2019). Forecasting the network transformation of electric utilities in the 2020s: A Delphi-based scenario approach. Paper presented at 35th IMP Conference (IMP 2019), Paris, France, August 27-30, 2019.
Kask, J. & Klézl, V. (2019). Prosumers: Coworker, cocreator or competitor?. Paper presented at IPSERA Conference, Milan, Italy, April 14-17, 2019.
Kask, J. , Breslin, D. & Abatecola, G. (2019). The Theory of Coevolution in Management Studies: Insights from the Recording Industry. Paper presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, June 26-28, 2019.
Kask, J. & Klézl, V. (2019). Three Shades of Prosumer-to-Business Interaction in Business Networks. Paper presented at 35th IMP Conference (IMP 2019), Paris, France, August 27-30, 2019.
Carlborg, P. , Hasche, N. & Kask, J. (2018). Business model transformation: a dynamic network approach. Paper presented at 34th Annual IMP Conference and Doctoral Colloquium: "From Business to Research and Back Again", Marseille, France, September 4-7, 2018.
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.
Abatecola, G. , Breslin, D. & Kask, J. (2018). Discussing co-evolutionary research in management studies: a critical account of the new millennium. Paper presented at European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM18), Reykjavik, Iceland, June 19-22, 2018.
Arbin, K. , Kask, J. & Prenkert, F. (2018). Is there a Hierarchy among Activities, Resources, and Actors in Business Networks?: Exploring the Relationship Between the Components of the ARA-model. Paper presented at 34th Annual IMP Conference and Doctoral Colloquium: "From Business to Research and Back Again", Marseille, France, September 4-7, 2018.
Abatecola, G. , Breslin, D. & Kask, J. (2018). Lo sviluppo dell’approccio co-evolutivo negli studi di management: Un’analisi del nuovo Millennio. In: Paniccia, P. and Barile S., Evoluzionismo sistemico il fascino della precarietà. Paper presented at Conference on Systemness and Evolution, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, July 6, 2018 (pp. 13-20). Aracne.
Arbin, K. , Kask, J. & Prenkert, F. (2018). The Creation of Business Deals for a Sustainable Supply Chain: The Case of Rail Transportation. Paper presented at 27th IPSERA Conference, Athens, Greece, March 25-28, 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.
Kask, J. & Öberg, C. (2017). Network expansion and population trimming: the case of the global music industry. Paper presented at IMP Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 5-8, 2017. IMP Group.
Hallberg, P. , Hasche, N. , Kask, J. & Öberg, C. (2017). Quality management systems and business networks. Paper presented at IMP Journal Seminar, Poznan, Poland, October 12-13, 2017.
Kask, J. & Prenkert, F. (2015). Half a century of development: Mapping the evolution of a business network. In: 31th Annual Conference on Industrial Marketing & Purchasing. Paper presented at 31th Annual Conference on Industrial Marketing & Purchasing (IMP), Kolding, Denmark, August 25-29, 2015.
Kask, J. & Prenkert, F. (2015). The evolution of retail formats from a common origin: Investigating a century of Swedish sporting goods retailing. In: Annual 15th EURAM Conference. Paper presented at 15th European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference, Warzaw, Poland, June 17-20, 2015.
Kask, J. & Johansson, T. (2014). Configurations of Strategy and Marketing Channels: A Qualitative Comparison Analysis (QCA) in Sporting Goods Retailing. Paper presented at Nordic Retail & Wholesale Conference, Stockholm, november 5-6, 2014.
Kask, J. (2014). From Record Stores to On-Demand Music Streaming: A Case Study on the Evolution of a Distribution System. In: EURAM 2014 [Proceedings] Waves and winds of strategic leadership for sustainable competitiveness. Paper presented at European Academy of Management Conference, Valencia, Spain, 4-7 June, 2014. Victoria Australia: Common Ground Publishing.
Kask, J. (2014). Variation-Creation as the Primus Motor of Dogma Shifts: The Case of the Swedish Sporting Goods Retailers. In: Global Business Conference 2014 Proceedings Questioning the Widely-held Dogmas. Paper presented at Global Business Conference Summer, Dubrovnik, Kroatien, 1-4 October, 2014 (pp. 198-201).
Kask, J. (2013). On punctuated shocks and market transmutation: the case of the music market in Sweden. In: Goran Vlašić, Jurica Pavičić and Josef Langer, 2013 Winter Global Business Conference Conference Proceedings. Paper presented at 2013 Winter Global Business Conference, February 4-8, 2013, Tignes, France (pp. 123-126).
Kask, J. (2012). Evolutionary Branches in Business Research: A Review of Converging Themes. In: Goran Vlašić, Jurica Pavičić, Josef Langer, To Standardize Or Not to Standardize? Global Business Conference 2012 Proceedings. Paper presented at Global Business Conference 2012, Zadar, Croatia, September 19-22, 2012 (pp. 126-137). Zagreb: Innovation Institute.
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.
Ericsson [Kask], J. & Johansson, T. (2009). From flirting with Darwin to implementing an evolutionary ontology: towards an evolutionary theory of multichannels. In: A. Kocak, T. Abimbola, A. Özer, L. Watkins-Mathys, Marketing and entrepreneurship. Paper presented at Market, Marketing and Entrepreneurship: Creating and Capturing Value in 21st Century, Antalya, Turkey, April 6th-9th, 2009 (pp. 1053-1063). Ankara: Siyasal Yayın Dağıtım.
Ericsson [Kask], J. (2008). Renewing the mix of marketing channels: an evolutionary oriented approach. Paper presented at UIC International Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship, June 14-16, 2008.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Manuscripts

Reports