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Anisimova, T., Mavondo, F. & Weiss, J. (2019). Controlled and uncontrolled communication stimuli and organic food purchases: the mediating role of perceived communication clarity, perceived health benefits, and trust. Journal of Marketing Communications, 25(2), 180-203
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Controlled and uncontrolled communication stimuli and organic food purchases: the mediating role of perceived communication clarity, perceived health benefits, and trust
2019 (English)In: Journal of Marketing Communications, ISSN 1352-7266, E-ISSN 1466-4445, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 180-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite a growing demand worldwide, organic food remains a niche category, with consumers only purchasing it some of the time. This study examines the mediating effects of consumers’ perceived clarity of organic food-related communication, trust for, and perceived health benefits of organic foods in the relationship between controlled and uncontrolled communication stimuli and organic food purchases. We test our hypotheses on a sample of 1011 Australian organic food consumers using Structural Equation Modeling. We find that all mediators except perceived communication clarity perform as hypothesized, with the latter not mediating the relationship between uncontrolled communications and perceived health benefits of organic foods. The results suggest that marketers should ensure clarity in controlled organic food communications, signal health benefits of organic food and build consumer trust to generate organic purchases.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Controlled communication, Uncontrolled communication, Organic food purchases, Communication clarity, Mediation analysis, S-O-R model
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72046 (URN)10.1080/13527266.2017.1387869 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-03-30 Created: 2018-03-30 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
Anisimova, T. (2019). Swedish solar car innovation: new product and venture development in a higher education and sustainability context. In: Paper presented at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange 2019 Conference, Sydney, February 5-8, 2019: . Paper presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange 2019 Conference, Sydney, February 5-8, 2019. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish solar car innovation: new product and venture development in a higher education and sustainability context
2019 (English)In: Paper presented at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange 2019 Conference, Sydney, February 5-8, 2019, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship , 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Student entrepreneurship has become an increasingly important topic for academics and practitioners alike. A major reason for that is the recognition that startups by students and recent university graduates have been found to be much more frequent than spin-offs by their faculty, and not of lower quality (Åstebro, Bazzazian & Braguinsky, 2012). According to the “Triple Helix” model (Etzkowitz et al., 2000) universities play a critical role in regional innovation systems and student’s entrepreneurial activities are found to be responsible of regional competitiveness (Guerrero et al., 2016). Jönköping University’s (JU) Solar Car Project (SCP) aims at fostering student entrepreneurship in an innovative pedagogical context. JU-SCP is a unique real-life and cross-functional collaborative educational project involving instructors and students from various Schools within JU (School of Engineering, International Business School, School of Education and Communication) as well as stakeholders from the wider community (e.g. industry and public sector organizations). The project provides the participating student with in-depth knowledge and skills in automotive engineering, entrepreneurship, marketing and project management as well as sustainability thinking, by combining theory with an innovative activity-based learning approach. Mastering JU-SCP requires the student to run and develop the entrepreneurial venture JU Solar Team (JUST) – the fundamental identity behind the SCP. Its core activity consists of: (i) constructing a competitive solar-powered electric car; (ii) venture marketing and finance; and (iii) planning and participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019. The presentation describes the SCP/JUST and its major outputs, with a particular focus on innovative pedagogy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship, 2019
Keywords
Student entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability thinking, activity-based learning
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82552 (URN)
Conference
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange 2019 Conference, Sydney, February 5-8, 2019
Available from: 2019-05-14 Created: 2019-05-14 Last updated: 2019-11-14Bibliographically approved
Anisimova, T., Weiss, J. & Mavondo, F. (2019). The influence of corporate brand perceptions on consumer satisfaction and loyalty via controlled and uncontrolled communications: a multiple mediation analysis. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 36(1), 33-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The influence of corporate brand perceptions on consumer satisfaction and loyalty via controlled and uncontrolled communications: a multiple mediation analysis
2019 (English)In: Journal of Consumer Marketing, ISSN 0736-3761, E-ISSN 2052-1200, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 33-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose Drawing on the stimulus-organism-response (S-O-R) model, the purpose of this study is to investigate mediating effects of controlled and uncontrolled communications of corporate brand perceptions on consumer satisfaction and loyalty. Design/methodology/approach Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test the hypotheses on a sample of 271 Australian automobile consumers. Findings The authors find that while consumer satisfaction is indirectly influenced by corporate-level attributes via controlled and uncontrolled communication, the authors did not find an indirect effect between consumer benefits on consumer satisfaction via controlled and uncontrolled communication. By contrast, the authors find highly significant indirect effects - via controlled and uncontrolled communication as well as consumer satisfaction - for the relationship between, on the one hand, corporate-level attributes and consumer benefits and consumer brand loyalty on the other. Uncontrolled communication was significantly associated with consumer loyalty, a relevant finding that indicates an importance of tracking media coverage and maintaining favorable relationships with the media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Corporate brand, S-O-R model, Consumer satisfaction and loyalty, Controlled and uncontrolled communications, Mediating effects
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Marketing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80954 (URN)10.1108/JCM-05-2017-2199 (DOI)000458219300004 ()2-s2.0-85060137638 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-03-05 Created: 2019-03-05 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Weiss, J. F. & Anisimova, T. (2019). The innovation and performance effects of well-designed environmental regulation: evidence from Sweden. Industry and Innovation, 26(5), 534-567
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The innovation and performance effects of well-designed environmental regulation: evidence from Sweden
2019 (English)In: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390, Vol. 26, no 5, p. 534-567Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper provides novel empirical insights into the Porter hypothesis (PH) and its dynamic nature. The PH posits that well-designed environmental regulations induce eco-innovations at polluting firms that improve both their environmental and business performance via 'innovation offsets.' We conduct an econometric test of this proposition, using Swedish pulp and paper plants as empirical application. Swedish environmental regulation of polluting industries provides an interesting case because it has been praised, due to containing elements of 'well-designed' regulations, for being conducive to accomplishing the 'win-win' situation of mutual environmental and economic benefits. The empirical results indicate that flexible and dynamic command-and-control regulation and economic incentive instruments have induced innovation offsets through improved energy efficiency. Our study bears important implications: empirical tests of the PH that do not account for its dynamic nature, and that do not measure 'well-designed' regulations, might provide misleading conclusions as to its validity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Porter hypothesis, well-designed regulation, command-and-control, economic instruments, polluting industries, innovation offsets, win-win, double dividend
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82410 (URN)10.1080/13662716.2018.1468240 (DOI)000464579000003 ()2-s2.0-85046453498 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-05-03 Created: 2019-05-03 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Weiss, J., Anisimova, T. & Shirokova, G. (2019). The translation of entrepreneurial intention into start-up behaviour: The moderating role of regional social capital. International Small Business Journal, 37(5), 473-501
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The translation of entrepreneurial intention into start-up behaviour: The moderating role of regional social capital
2019 (English)In: International Small Business Journal, ISSN 0266-2426, E-ISSN 1741-2870, Vol. 37, no 5, p. 473-501Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the moderating role of regional social capital in the intention-behaviour link in entrepreneurship. We investigate to what extent the regional social capital context in which aspiring entrepreneurs are embedded strengthens or weakens the translation of individual entrepreneurial intentions into new venture creation activities. Our results suggest that the intention-behaviour link is weakened by cognitive regional social capital in the form of regional hierarchy values and strengthened by structural regional capital in the form of regional cultural diversity and regional breadth of associational activity, as well as by relational regional social capital in the form of high levels of regional generalised trust. Our findings suggest that to support new venture creation activity, there is a need to grow regional social capital via the enhancement of social trust, associational activities and regional cultural diversity - and at the same time decrease hierarchical social structures within regions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
contingency effects, entrepreneurial behaviour, entrepreneurial intention, intention-behaviour link, regional social capital, social embeddedness, theory of planned behavior
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86977 (URN)10.1177/0266242619831170 (DOI)000474895600003 ()2-s2.0-85062852982 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-07-25 Created: 2019-07-25 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Weiss, J., Stephan, A. & Anisimova, T. (2019). Well-designed environmental regulation and firm performance: Swedish evidence on the Porter hypothesis and the effect of regulatory time strategies. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 62(2), 342-363
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Well-designed environmental regulation and firm performance: Swedish evidence on the Porter hypothesis and the effect of regulatory time strategies
2019 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 62, no 2, p. 342-363Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using recent data on a cross-section of Swedish chemical and pulp and paper firms, this paper provides novel empirical insights into the Porter hypothesis. Well-designed environmental regulation can stimulate firms’ innovative capabilities, while at the same time generating innovation offsets that may both offset net compliance costs and yield a competitive edge over those firms that are not affected by such regulations. In doing so, we also test the alleged effectiveness of regulatory time strategies in stimulating innovation activities of regulated firms. We find evidence for the effectiveness of such well-designed regulations: announced rather than existing regulation induces innovation and some innovation offsets. Our results imply that empirical tests of the Porter hypothesis that do not account for its dynamic nature, and that do not measure well-designed regulations, might provide misleading conclusions as to its validity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Keywords
Porter hypothesis, environmental regulation, regulatory time strategies, firm innovation, firm performance
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72047 (URN)10.1080/09640568.2017.1419940 (DOI)000466167000009 ()2-s2.0-85041892103 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-30 Created: 2018-03-30 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Anisimova, T. & Brunninge, O. (2018). Creating competitive brand advantage via connecting and disconnecting historical epochs through heritage brands. In: 2018 Global Marketing Conference at Tokyo Proceedings: . Paper presented at 2018 Global Marketing Conference at Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, July 26-29, 2018 (pp. 1258-1260). Global Marketing Conference
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating competitive brand advantage via connecting and disconnecting historical epochs through heritage brands
2018 (English)In: 2018 Global Marketing Conference at Tokyo Proceedings, Global Marketing Conference , 2018, p. 1258-1260Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In times of rapid technological change and increasing global competition, the brand constitutes one of the few resources to ensure sustainable competitive advantage (Lindemann, 2003). An important brand attribute companies need to build and communicate to consumers is brand authenticity. The technological and economic dynamics of our modern times can have destabilizing social consequences, particularly during the uncertainty caused by economic or political crises – which robs individuals of their need for stability and continuity. In these times, the human desire for authenticity may be especially strong (Turner & Manning, 1988). But what drives the authenticity of a brand? Recent research has identified brand heritage, that is, a company’s active use of its past and legacy, as beneficial for achieving competitive advantage (Urde, Greyser, & Balmer, 2007; Balmer, 2009). 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Global Marketing Conference, 2018
Keywords
brand heritage, brand legacy, consumer-brand identification, social embeddedness.
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Business administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82551 (URN)
Conference
2018 Global Marketing Conference at Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, July 26-29, 2018
Projects
Creating competitive brand advantage via connecting and disconnecting historical epochs through heritage brands
Available from: 2019-05-14 Created: 2019-05-14 Last updated: 2019-05-16Bibliographically approved
Rodrigues, C., Anisimova, T., Brandao, A. & Rodrigues, P. (2018). Determinants and outcomes of brand hate: an anti-brand community perpective on strong negative brand emotions. In: Presented at the 47th EMAC Annual Conference: People make marketing, Glasgow, UK, May 29-June 1, 2018: . Paper presented at 47th EMAC Annual Conference: People make marketing, Glasgow, UK, May 29-June 1, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Determinants and outcomes of brand hate: an anti-brand community perpective on strong negative brand emotions
2018 (English)In: Presented at the 47th EMAC Annual Conference: People make marketing, Glasgow, UK, May 29-June 1, 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Keywords
Brand hate, Negative brand emotions, Anti-brand communities
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Marketing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-74759 (URN)
Conference
47th EMAC Annual Conference: People make marketing, Glasgow, UK, May 29-June 1, 2018
Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-31 Last updated: 2019-10-07Bibliographically approved
Weiss, J., Anisimova, T. & Minola, T. (2018). The intention-behavior link in entrepreneurship: what do we know about the role of regional social capital?. In: Paper presented at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, February 6-9, 2018: . Paper presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, February 6-9, 2018. ACERE
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The intention-behavior link in entrepreneurship: what do we know about the role of regional social capital?
2018 (English)In: Paper presented at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, February 6-9, 2018, ACERE , 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine the relationship between individuals’ regional institutional embeddedness and their entrepreneurial behavior. We particularly shed light on how this type of embeddedness influences the intention-behavior link among entrepreneurs, applying the Theory of Planned Behavior: While entrepreneurial intentions constitute the base of the entrepreneurial process, they do not necessarily translate into entrepreneurial action, that is, starting a new venture. We investigate whether the strength of the relationship between individual entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurial behavior is moderated by the regional social capital context in which individuals operate. Our results suggest that the intention-behavior link is weakened by regional hierarchy values, and strengthened by regional cultural diversity, regional density of associational activity, and the prevalence of regional interpersonal trust. The empirical evidence signals that regional policymakers should invest resources to develop a regional social capital infrastructure conducive to entrepreneurial behavior.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACERE, 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72049 (URN)
Conference
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2018, Brisbane, Australia, February 6-9, 2018
Available from: 2018-03-30 Created: 2018-03-30 Last updated: 2019-02-26Bibliographically approved
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