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Pashkevich, Natallia
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von Schéele, F., Haftor, D. & Pashkevich, N. (2019). Cognitive time distortion as a hidden condition of worker productivity. Journal of Business Research, 101, 591-596
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cognitive time distortion as a hidden condition of worker productivity
2019 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978, Vol. 101, p. 591-596Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study advances a novel productivity function of knowledge workers. Cognitive science studies provide clear evidence that, for a given event, there is a difference between a worker's cognitive time and physical clock time; this difference gives rise to a cognitive time distortion. The proposed productivity function accounts for workers' dual experiences of time and the kinds of contracts utilized by an economic organization and its customers and workers. This function shows-for the first time and contrary to intuition-that, given certain conditions, workers' cognitive time and the form of contracts utilized are the only conditioners of knowledge worker productivity. The proposed productivity function unearths a hidden economic lever effect whereby a minor degree of time distortion generates a significant level of worker inefficiency. This constitutes a novel contribution to the literature on knowledge worker productivity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Performance management, Productivity measurement, Cognitive time, Physical time, Contract form, Economic lever effect
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86950 (URN)10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.11.002 (DOI)000473379000057 ()2-s2.0-85056860667 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-07-24 Created: 2019-07-24 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Pashkevich, N. & Haftor, D. (2018). Exploring Complementarities of Productive IT use through Methodological Complementarism. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 16(3), 128-138
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Complementarities of Productive IT use through Methodological Complementarism
2018 (English)In: Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, ISSN 1477-7029, E-ISSN 1477-7029, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 128-138Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Factors affecting productivity and particularly IT‑enabled productivity increase have been and still remain the major concern for many business sectors. While previously researchers investigated what factors and their complementary relationships affect organizational productivity, organizational economists came to the conclusion that an organization cannot be regarded anymore as a black box since it is not an organization per se that conducts the very work but its resources with the basic elements being a single worker and a single IT system. Currently, it is proposed that we understand organizational internal mechanisms and their functioning for productivity through the lens of complementarity theory and maintain that when factors are synchronized correctly they can bring significant productivity increase. Identification of the complementarity factors and their synchronization bring, however, a major challenge for research methodology. Unlike conventional studies where a few variables independent of each other cause a reaction to dependent variables, in the context of complementarities, the assumption is closer to the real‑world experiences where a set of factors interact with each other to affect one or several dependent variables. The present paper addresses this difficulty of researching complementary factors for an individual knowledge worker and their productivity. The approach taken here is to use multiple and different research methods in a complementary manner, so that the results from each study of the same kind of phenomenon uncover new insights that cannot be derived from any such single study. The results from this multi‑method approach demonstrate new insights into the interplay between the studied factors that condition the productivity of knowledge workers and show the importance of analysing a complex phenomenon with complementary research methods. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2018
Keywords
complementarity systems approach, individual IT-enabled productivity, knowledge worker, methodological complementarism, online experiment, quasi-randomized field experiment
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78651 (URN)2-s2.0-85058207911 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2019-07-08Bibliographically approved
Pashkevich, N. & Haftor, D. (2018). Methodological Insights From two Experimental Studies Into Complementarities of Productive IT use. In: Paola Demartini & Michela Marchiori (Ed.), ECRM 2018  - Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies: . Paper presented at The 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM, 12-13 July, 2018, Rome (pp. 303-309). UK: Academic Conferences Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Methodological Insights From two Experimental Studies Into Complementarities of Productive IT use
2018 (English)In: ECRM 2018  - Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies / [ed] Paola Demartini & Michela Marchiori, UK: Academic Conferences Limited, 2018, p. 303-309Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Numerous studies have attempted to determine factors that condition the IT-enabled productivity of information workers but have not yet arrived at a comprehensive conclusion. A so-called complementarity systems approach has been proposed recently, holding that a number of factors need to be managed in a deliberately synchronized manner in order to generate productivity gains from such workers. However, this proposal does not provide specifications for how such synchronization must be conducted and researched. To remedy this gap, this research conducts two parallel and differently designed studies: a longitudinal quasi-randomized field experiment and a well-controlled online experiment. Regarded jointly, each study offers insights into the investigated phenomenon that the other does not, indicating that both studies complement each other. In particular, these two different research approaches to study the complementarities of productive IT use help us to establish how further research design should be developed to investigate individual productivity when a new, more aligned IT system in a company is used together with complementary factors. Moreover, the results from both studies jointly demonstrate that a mandatory context of IT use might provide better access to individuals with both adaptive and innovative cognitive styles than a voluntary working environment. Finally, both studies demonstrate that more detailed research is needed to understand how the productivity of individuals differs when inappropriate cognitive styles are included in complementarity set-ups. Therefore, the two studies offer new insights into the interplay between the studied factors that condition the productivity of information workers and show the importance of analysing a complex phenomenon with multiple, different, and complementary research designs, as each design has inherent conditions with opportunities and limitations, in order to reveal characteristics about the phenomenon being investigated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Academic Conferences Limited, 2018
Series
European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management, ISSN 2049-0968
Keywords
complementarity systems approach, individual productivity, information worker, methodological insights, online experiment, quasi-randomized field experiment
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects Business Administration Economics
Research subject
Economy, Business administration; Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems; Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76969 (URN)000461833200039 ()978-1-911218-92-0 (ISBN)
Conference
The 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM, 12-13 July, 2018, Rome
Available from: 2018-07-20 Created: 2018-07-20 Last updated: 2019-04-05Bibliographically approved
Chowdhury, S., Haftor, D. & Pashkevich, N. (2018). Smart Product-Service Systems (Smart PSS) in Industrial Firms: A Literature Review. In: Tomohiko Sakao, Mattias Lindahl, Yang Liu, Carl Dalhammar (Ed.), 10th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, IPS2 2018, 29-31 May 2018, Linköping, Sweden: . Paper presented at 10th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, IPS2 2018, 29-31 May 2018, Linköping, Sweden (pp. 26-31). Elsevier, 73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smart Product-Service Systems (Smart PSS) in Industrial Firms: A Literature Review
2018 (English)In: 10th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, IPS2 2018, 29-31 May 2018, Linköping, Sweden / [ed] Tomohiko Sakao, Mattias Lindahl, Yang Liu, Carl Dalhammar, Elsevier, 2018, Vol. 73, p. 26-31Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During the last few decades, the PSS literature has documented industrial firms’ transformation from the product dominant logic of business to product-service bundles constituted by machines and related services. This transformation has had several dramatic implications on firms’ profitability, strategy, operations, organizational setting, sales and marketing approaches, and R&D practices. However, more recently, industrial firms have started to adopt various smart technologies that are embedded within the PSS. The use of smart technologies in PSS gives rise to the new types of PSS that are referred to in this paper as Smart PSS. Based on a literature review of 43 papers from relevant academic fields, this paper seeks answer to the following research question: what are the value creating features of smart product service systems (Smart PSS) in industrial firms? We synthesize the knowledge on Smart PSS to provide a definition and show the distinctive features of Smart PSS and propose an agenda for future research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Series
Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271
Keywords
Smart PSS, smart technologies, value systems and business models, digital boundary objects, intelligent dynamic capabilities
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77070 (URN)10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.333 (DOI)2-s2.0-85054497251 (Scopus ID)
Conference
10th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, IPS2 2018, 29-31 May 2018, Linköping, Sweden
Available from: 2018-08-07 Created: 2018-08-07 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Pashkevich, N. & Haftor, D. (2017). Software programmer productivity: a complementary-based research model. In: Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017: . Paper presented at ECIS 2017, 25th European Conference on Information Systems, Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017 (pp. 2755-2766). Association for Information Systems
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Software programmer productivity: a complementary-based research model
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017, Association for Information Systems, 2017, , p. 10p. 2755-2766Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The identification of the factors that condition a software programmer’s productivity remains a key challenge for both scholars and practitioners. While a number of studies have focused on the impact of one or a few particular factors, the way these factors jointly condition programmer productivity is still unknown. This paper presents a conceptual model aimed at a comprehensive understanding of the factors that complement each other to govern the productivity of a software programmer. The model is based on complementarity theory and its systems approach and addresses an individual worker’s productivity, which accounts for cognitive, technological, and organizational characteristics. The analyzed factors are organized into a system of complementarities, offering two propositions that specify the conditions of a programmer’s productivity. The model’s key contribution lies in its unique configuration of two systems of complementarities, which have the potential to add to the literature on the productivity of software programmers. The proposed model can be employed as a guidance for the design of empirical investigations of the conditions of individual software programmers’ productivity as well as information worker productivity in general.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Information Systems, 2017. p. 10
Keywords
Complementarity, Individual productivity, Software programming, Systems approach
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75604 (URN)2-s2.0-85058006703 (Scopus ID)9780991556700 (ISBN)
Conference
ECIS 2017, 25th European Conference on Information Systems, Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017
Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2019-05-28Bibliographically approved
Pashkevich, V., Haftor, D. & Pashkevich, N. (2017). Swedish Information Economy: A Preliminary Account. In: Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg, Anita Mirijamdotter (Ed.), Dilemmas 2015 Papers from the 18th Annual International Conference Dilemmas for Human Services: Organizing, Designing and Managing: . Paper presented at The 18th Annual International Conference Dilemmas for Human Services: Organizing, Designing and Managing. Vaxjo: LnuPress
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish Information Economy: A Preliminary Account
2017 (English)In: Dilemmas 2015 Papers from the 18th Annual International Conference Dilemmas for Human Services: Organizing, Designing and Managing / [ed] Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg, Anita Mirijamdotter, Vaxjo: LnuPress , 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The recent developments and adoptions of digital technologies give rise to the growth of information economies, understood as an aggregate of economic activities that produce informational outputs. Several key characteristics of an information economy differ to the conventional economic wisdom derived from the industrial age, which may impose governmental policy implications and therefore constitutes a key question: how to govern the newly emerged information economy with the thinking of the industrial age economy. Resolving this problem requires, among others, comprehensive understanding of information economies. To that end, Sweden is among the most advanced adopters of digital technologies and represents therefore a suitable empirical base for the investigation of an information economy. This paper offers preliminary results from a first ever account of the Swedish information economy in terms of its value created, jobs and wages; this account shows that the Swedish economy is dominated by its information economy, which requires a careful attention of policy makers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vaxjo: LnuPress, 2017
Keywords
Information, digitalization, information products, information services, work substitution effects, information-material decomposition
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75607 (URN)10.15626/dirc.2015.11 (DOI)978-91-87925-74-0 (ISBN)
Conference
The 18th Annual International Conference Dilemmas for Human Services: Organizing, Designing and Managing
Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
Pashkevich, V., Haftor, D. & Pashkevich, N. (2017). The Swedish Information Economy: Current Evidence and Key Government Policy Implications. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (ICSIT 2017): . Paper presented at The 8th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (ICSIT 2017) (pp. 23-28). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish Information Economy: Current Evidence and Key Government Policy Implications
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (ICSIT 2017), International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2017, p. 23-28Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It is well known that most of the largest economies in the world are becoming information economies (understood as an aggregate of economic activities that produce information outputs) in terms of value added (GNP) and jobs. Sweden is among the most advanced adopters of ICT and represents therefore a suitable empirical base for the investigation of an information economy. The data reveal that the largest part of the Swedish economy in terms of GNP value added is constituted by information services. This study presents some surprising economic structures never before uncovered, which are discussed here and then contextualized in terms of implications for public policy making. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2017
Keywords
Information Society, Information Economy, Information Job, Information Services, Information Intensity
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75606 (URN)2-s2.0-85046395240 (Scopus ID)978-1-941763-53-7 (ISBN)
Conference
The 8th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (ICSIT 2017)
Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2019-06-11Bibliographically approved
Pashkevich, N. & Haftor, D. (2016). Complementarities of Effective Individual IT Use: Preliminary Results. In: ECIS 2016 Proceedings: . Paper presented at The 24th European Conference on Information Systems, 12-15 June, 2016, Istanbul. Association for Information Systems, Article ID 44.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Complementarities of Effective Individual IT Use: Preliminary Results
2016 (English)In: ECIS 2016 Proceedings, Association for Information Systems, 2016, article id 44Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents preliminary results from an ongoing empirical study that seeks to understand the relationship between IT-complementary factors and the individual productivity of information workers. Although there is substantial evidence of positive IT complementarity effects on productivity at macro-, meso-, and micro-levels of the economy, we still lack knowledge on the configuration of these factors at the individual level. To investigate this gap, we have designed a new research model of an information worker’s individual productivity when an IT system is used jointly and synchronously with both individual and organizational factors. The model is tested in a longitudinal field study of sales operations of an international pharmaceutical company with a multi sub-case setup. While we continue to collect data, preliminary findings from difference-in-difference analysis are presented here and demonstrate that the introduction of a “full” set of IT complementarities has had a positive and significant effect on the number of sales calls performed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Information Systems, 2016
Series
AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56340 (URN)2-s2.0-84995741775 (Scopus ID)
Conference
The 24th European Conference on Information Systems, 12-15 June, 2016, Istanbul
Available from: 2016-09-03 Created: 2016-09-03 Last updated: 2019-08-12Bibliographically approved
Pashkevich, N. & Haftor, D. (2016). Complementarities of Productive IT-use at Individual Level: Preliminary Results. In: The 23d European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA): . Paper presented at The 23d European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA), 17-22 June 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Complementarities of Productive IT-use at Individual Level: Preliminary Results
2016 (English)In: The 23d European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA), 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems; Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56342 (URN)
Conference
The 23d European Operations Management Association Conference (EurOMA), 17-22 June 2016
Available from: 2016-09-03 Created: 2016-09-03 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
Fraenkel, S., Haftor, D. & Pashkevich, N. (2016). Salesforce management factors for successful new product launch. Journal of Business Research, 69(11), 5053-5058
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Salesforce management factors for successful new product launch
2016 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978, Vol. 69, no 11, p. 5053-5058Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

New innovative products constitute a central source of economic value creation, but in many industries, salesforce management significantly conditions the appropriation of innovative products during their launch. Very little previous research addresses the salesforce management factors that contribute to successful new product launches. This study identifies and examines a set of salesforce management factors that contribute to successful new product launches by drawing on previous studies related to new product launches and salesforce management. The multivariate analysis in this study uses data covering new product launches in the Swedish pharmaceutical industry. This study unearths a complex and unique complementarity pattern of factors resting upon the duality of a highly dynamic marketplace and sales representatives with an innovative personality type, which are complementary with other specific factors such as training, management control, and reward systems. These findings contribute to the literature on new product launches, salesforce management, and firm complementarities and have managerial implications for practitioners who oversee salesforce readiness during new product launches.

National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Marketing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52392 (URN)10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.079 (DOI)000383936800055 ()2-s2.0-84964879027 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-05-06 Created: 2016-05-06 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
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