Ulrika H. Westergren

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With firms increasingly relying on ubiquitous computing to implement major business initiatives, it is becoming ever more necessary to understand the technological aspects of business developments. This paper analyzes the use of remote diagnostics systems in the manufacturing industry and discusses the opportunities and challenges for the early adopters. It(More)
The open innovation model embraces the purposive flow of internal and external ideas as a ground for innovation and network formation. While the open innovation paradigm has been successfully applied in high-tech settings, there is a gap in the research on adopters of open innovation in other settings. This research was conducted in a process industry(More)
Article history: Received 7 March 2012 Received in revised form 10 May 2012 Accepted 18 May 2012 Available online xxxx The open innovationmodel embraces the purposiveflowof internal and external ideas as a foundation for innovation and network formation. While the open innovation paradigm has been successfully applied in high-tech settings, there is a lack(More)
This paper examines the contextual factors that influenced an open innovation project failure. To this end the paper adds to the discussion on open innovation in non high-tech settings and highlights the importance of contextual factors as determinants of success or failure within the open innovation paradigm. It is based on a case study performed at(More)
One key dimension of the virtualization of the workplace is the formation of new types of partnerships where organizations let internal functions be handled by an external partner, the so-called outsourcing of services. The formation of an outsourcing partnership imposes the risk of knowledge-drainage on the client organization as specific internal(More)
A potentially ultrafast optical analog-to-digital (A/D) converter scheme is proposed and was partly studied experimentally. In the A/D converter scheme the input signal controls the wavelength of a diode laser, whose output beam is incident on a grating. The beam from the grating hits a diffractive optical element in an array. The wavelength determines(More)
Electroabsorption modulators (EAM) based on quantum-confined Stark effect (QCSE) in multiple-quantum wells (MQW) have been demonstrated to provide high-speed, low drive voltage, and high extinction ratio. They are compact in size and can be monolithically integrated with source lasers. In order to achieve both high speed and low drive-voltage operation,(More)