Anders Melander

Associate Professor Business Administration

Business Administration , Jönköping International Business School

PhD in Business Administration


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Research

Anders research is focused on strategy and how formalized "strategy work" is organized. Beginning with his thesis he continued with further research on the role of industrial wisdom in strategy processes mainly within the pulp and paper industry. But over the last ten years the linked interest in how formal strategy work in organisations evolve has dominated his research. In the last five years he has specifically studied how an inclusive and transparent way of working with strategy (Hoshin Kanri) can be introduced in organizations.   

Biography

Anders Melander is associate professor of business administration at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS). He defended his thesis, Industrial Wisdom and Strategic Change in the Swedish Pulp and Paper industry 1945-1990 in 1997. In the period 2000-2006 Anders managed a national business development program targeting small and medium sized companies (see more on www.krAftprov.nu). In 2007 he was managing business development at JIBS. from 2008 he has managed several research and development projects adressing development challenges in small and medium sized companies. 

Article

Achtenhagen, L., Ekberg, S., Melander, A. (2017). Fostering growth through business development: Core activities and challenges for micro-firm entrepreneurs Journal of Management and Organization, 23(2), 167-185. More information
Melander, A., Löfving, M., Andersson, D., Elgh, F., Thulin, M. (2016). Introducing the Hoshin Kanri strategic management system in manufacturing SMEs Management Decision, 54(10), 2507-2523. More information
Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2016). The dynamics of path dependence on the individual, organizational and the field levels: MoDo, the Kempe family and the Swedish pulp and paper industry 1873–1990 Management & Organizational History, 11(2), 189-210. More information
Achtenhagen, L., Melander, A., Rosengren, A., Standoft, A. (2014). High-growth firms and the use of formalised planning and control systems International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 13(3), 266-285. More information
Radway, R., Helmersson, A., Melander, A. (2011). Facing the Global Economic Crisis: The case of Swedish Heavy Vehicle Subcontractors International Journal of Automotive Technology, 11(3), 269-293. More information
Kreiser, P., Ojala, J., Lamberg, J., Melander, A. (2006). A Historical Investigation of the Strategic Process within Family Firms Journal of Management History, 12(1), 100-114. More information
Melander, A. (2005). Industry-wide Belief Structures and Strategic Behaviour: The Swedish Pulp and Paper Industry 1945-1980 Scandinavian Economic History Review, 53(1), 91-118. More information
Melander, A., Nordqvist, M. (2001). Investing in Social Capital: Networks, trust, and beliefs in the Swedish furniture industry International Studies of Management and Organization, 31(4), 89-108. More information

Book

Melander, A., Andersson, D., Elgh, F., Fjellstedt, F., Löfving, M., Thulin, M. (2020). Hoshin Kanri: Innovativ ledning av strategiarbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB More information
Fridh, T., Jansson, M., Melander, A. (2014). Att tända en supernova: så skapas framgångsrika evenemang. Stockholm: Liber More information
Müllern, T., Melander, A. (2010). Strategisk förnyelse i kooperativa företag. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information

Book chapter

Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2015). Family firm longevity and resource management: Financial and social-emotional wealth rationalities. In: Charmine E. J. Härtel , Wilfred J. Zerbe , Neal M. Ashkanasy (Ed.), New ways of studying emotions in organizations (pp. 173 -213). More information
Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2013). Family-Firm Identity Across Generations: The Swedish Pulp and Paper Firms MoDo (1872-1990) and Korsnäs (1855-2011). In: Hartmut Berghoff, Uffa Jensen, Christina Lubinski, Bernd Weisbrod (Ed.), History by Generations: Generational Dynamics in Modern History Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2013). Imprints, Self-reinforcement and Active Reinforcement: The Case of Corporate Value Statements. In: Jörg Sydow & Georg Schreyögg (Ed.), Self-Reinforcing Processes in and Among Organizations (pp. 162 -182). Hondmills Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan More information
Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2012). Det entreprenöriella familjeföretagets uppgång och fall. In: Ethel Brundin, Anders W Johansson, Bengt Johannisson, Leif Melin, Mattias Nordqvist (Ed.), Familjeföretagande: affärer och känslor (pp. 45 -68). Stockholm: SNS förlag More information
Melander, A., Melin, L., Nordqvist, M. (2010). The Strategic Arena Approach to Strategy Process Research. In: Pietro Mazzola; Franz W Kellermanns (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Strategy Process (pp. 67 -89). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing More information
Melander, A., Andersson, K. (2009). Klustersamverkan för marknadsutveckling: fyra vägar till framgång?. In: Affärsutveckling inom trämanufaktur och möbler: hur skapas effektivare värdekedjor? (pp. 159 -180). Stockholm: Vinnova More information
Juha, O., Lamberg, J., Melander, A. (2008). From state ownership to multinational corporation: the path of Enso-Gutzeit to Stora-Enso. In: Creating Nordic Capitalism: the business history of a competitive periphery Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan More information
Ericson, T., Hellqvist, A., Melander, A. (2008). Den Strategiska Arenan: Ett sätt att förstå och leda strategisk förändring. In: Att Förstå Strategi: Process och Kontext (pp. 229 -254). Lund: Studentlitteratur More information
Melander, A. (2008). Industriell visdom och formering av strategi. In: Att Förstå Strategi: Process och Kontext (pp. 33 -52). Lund: Studentlitteratur More information
Nordqvist, M., Melander, A. (2008). Att Förstå Strategi: en introduktion. In: Att Förstå Strategi: Process och Kontext (pp. 11 -32). Lund: Studentlitteratur More information
Ojala, J., Lamberg, J., Ahola, A., Melander, A. (2006). The Ephemera of Success: Strategy, Structure and Performance in the Forestry Industries. In: The evolution of competitive strategies in global forestry industries: comparative perspectives (pp. 257 -286). Dordrecht: Springer More information
Melander, A. (2006). Strategy Formation in the Swedish Forestry Industry: comparing SCA and MoDo. In: The evolution of competitive strategies in global forestry industries: comparative perspectives (pp. 141 -165). Dordrecht : Springer More information
Ericson, T., Melander, A., Melin, L. (2001). The Role of the Strategist. In: Rethinking Strategy London: Sage More information
Melander, A. (1999). Affärslogik och konsten att tänka i nya banor. In: Utmaningar och möjligheter för skogsbaserad industriell och teknisk verksamhet: fem bidrag till IVA avdelning VIII:s framåtsyftande verksamhet Stockholm: IVA More information
Lindell, P., Melin, L., Gahmberg, H., Hellqvist, A., Melander, A. (1998). Stability and change in a strategist's thinking. In: Managerial and organizational cognition: theory, methods and research (pp. 76 -92). London: SAGE More information
Hellgren, B., Melin, L., Pettersson, A. (1993). Structure and Change: The Industrial Field Approach. In: Industrial networks (pp. 87 -106). Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Pres More information

Collections

(2008). Att förstå strategi: Process och kontext. Lund: Studentlitteratur More information

Conference paper

Markowska, M., Berndt, A., Melander, A. (2018). Equity (Crowd)funding and wellbeing. RENT XXXII Conference, Toledo, Spain, November 15-16, 2018. More information
Löfving, M., Melander, A., Elgh, F., Andersson, D., Thulin, M. (2016). Leadership characteristics and Hoshin Kanri in small and medium sized enterprises. 23rd EurOMA Conference. More information
Löfving, M., Melander, A., Andersson, D., Elgh, F., Thulin, M. (2015). Initiation of Hoshin Kanri in SMEs using a tentative process. 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference EurOMA15, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26 Jun-1 Jul, 2015. More information
Löfving, M., Melander, A., Andersson, D., Elgh, F., Thulin, M. (2014). Introducing the Hoshin Kanri approach in small and medium sized companies. The 6th Swedish Production Symposium, 16-18 September, 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden. More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2013). Executive interventions in the corporate value process. 29th EGOS Colloquium in Montréal. More information
Melander, A., Melin, L. (2011). The Meaning of Depth in Practice Oriented and Interactive Studies. 21st Nordic Academy of Management (NFF) conference, Stockholm University School of Business, August 20-24, 2011.. More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2011). Bridging generations – A study of corporate values statements in family firms. The 11th annual IFERA conference, Palermo. More information
Melander, A., Melin, L. (2010). Strategic planning in turbulent times - towards more agile practices and new dynamic capabilities. Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Levi, Kittila, Finland, 17-19 March, 2010. More information
Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2010). The dynamics of path dependence on the organizational and the industry level: MoDo and the Swedish pulp and paper industry 1872-1990. 26th EGOS Colloquium in Lisbon, June 28th – July 3rd, 2010. More information
Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2010). The contextual embeddedness of enactment processes the rise and fall of an entrepreneurial family firm Modo 1872-1990. 10th IFERA "Long Term Perspectives on Family Business: Theory - Practice - Policy" Lancaster, UK 6 - 9 July, 2010. More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2010). Formally stated Corporate Values in Listed Family Firms. The 6th Workshop on Family Firms Management Research. More information
Melander, A., Melin, L. (2009). The Other Side of Outsourcing: Old Strategic Practices and Procedures Shaping a Renewed Growth Strategy. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Ojala, J., Melander, A., Lamberg, J. (2006). Competitive Behaviour and Business Innovation in the Forest Industry: Family Firms, Listed Companies and Cooperatives Compared. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Kreiser, P., Ojala, J., Lamberg, J., Melander, A. (2005). A Historical Investigation of the Strategic Process Within Family Firms: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Müllern, T., Melander, A., Naldi, L., Sarti, D. (2005). Facing dualities in cooperative organizations: Identity construction in Södra Skogsägarna and Unicoop Firenze. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Melander, A., Nordqvist, M. (2003). Industry Governance and the Regulation of Knowledge Production. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Melander, A. (2003). Marknadsorientering som utgångspunkt för samverkan. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Melander, A., Nordqvist, M., Melin, L. (2002). Governance Forms in Competition: Business Networks and Trade Associations in the Wood Processing Sector. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Kreiser, P., Ojala, J., Melander, A., Lamberg, J. (2002). Growth Strategies in Family Firms: A cross-cultural analysis of organizations in the United States, Finland and Sweden.. Babson Park, Mass.: Babson College, The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Ojala, J., Lamberg, J., Melander, A. (2002). Ownership spheres within the Swedish & Finnish P&P industries 1960s to 1990s. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Melander, A. (2001). Strategic Changes in the Swedish Forest Industry: SCA and MoDo in comparison. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Ericsson, T., Hellqvist, A., Melander, A., Melin, L. (2000). Shaping new strategies in professional organizations: the strategic arena approach. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Melander, A., Lundgren, M., Nordqvist, M. (1999). Governance Structures in Competition: Strategic Networks and Trade Associations in the Wood Processing Sector. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Melander, A., Melin, L. (1999). The Industrial Wisdom of Internationalization: Dominating ideas and strategic actions in the Swedish pulp and paper industry 1945-1995. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Melander, A., Melin, L., Müllern, T., Stein, J. (1997). The Rhetoric of Strategy Making: A Study of Annual Speeches from Four Generations of CEOs.. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Melin, L., Pettersson, A. (1994). The Dynamics of Industrial Beliefs and Strategic Ways-of-Thinking. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Pettersson, A., Hellqvist, A., Melin, L. (1993). Kvalitetsfrågor i Organisatoriska Förändringsprocesser. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Pettersson, A. (1993). Institutionalized Rules-of-the-Game, Basic Long Term Assumptions  and Success Formulas: Three Perspectives on Shared Belief Structures. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Pettersson, A. (1993). The changing Nature of Shared Belief Structures. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information
Hellqvist, A., Melin, L., Pettersson, A. (1992). Transformation of a Hospital Organisation: An Arena of Strategic Issues. The 29th SMS Annual International Conference, Strategies in an Uncertain World, Washington, D.C., 12-14 Oct. 2009. More information

Doctoral thesis

Melander, A. (1997). Industrial Wisdom and Strategic Change: The Swedish Pulp and Paper Industry 1945-1990 (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Internationella Handelshögskolan). More information

Other publications

Melander, A., Holmgren, A. (2007). Höglandsetanol. More information
Melander, A. (2003). Strategiskt utvecklingsprogram för träklustret i södra Sverige: Underlag till utvecklingsplan. More information
Melander, A. (2002). Hur skapas tillväxt i Västra Götalands Träbearbetande Industri?. More information
Dahlqvist, J., Melander, A. (2002). Viking Sewing Machines (eg Husqvarna Symaskiner). More information
Bonora, E., Hård af Segerstad, S., Melin, L., Pettersson, A. (1992). Norrköping, En Framtida Industristad: Från Textil till Mikrovågor. More information
Pettersson, A., Melin, L. (1991). Klinikstruktur - 2000. More information

Report

Kuiken, A., Melander, A. (2019). Wooden housing industry: Export potential of the German market. Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School More information
Melander, A. (2019). Mångfald i villastäder – ett enfaldigt projekt?. Växjö: Smart Housing Småland More information
Melander, A. Johansson, P. Lennartsson, M. Elgh, F. Achtenhagen, L. Vimarlund, V. , ... Hellborg G. (2014). Entreprenöriell produktframtagning för industriellt byggande. Växjö: Smart Housing Småland More information
Achtenhagen, L., Melander, A. (2014). Open innovation in the construction industry with a specific focus on Swedish wood-construction companies. Växjö: Smart Housing Småland More information
Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2011). The dynamics of path dependence on the organizational and the industry level: MoDo and the Swedish pulp and paper industry 1872-1990. More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2011). Corporate value statements – a means for family-controlled firms to monitor the agent?. JIBS More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2011). Bridging generations – A study of corporate value statements in family firms. More information
Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2011). Constructing family firm identity over generations: The case of the Swedish pulp and paper firm MoDo 1872-1990. Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School More information
Melander, A., Andersson, K., Brege, S. (2007). Är företagskluster lyftet för den trämekaniska industrin?: utvärdering av Träklusterprogrammet 2002-2005. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information
Melander, A., Holmgren, A. (2007). Chrisgas & VVBGC: ett guldägg i Värnamo?. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information
Brundin, E., Melander, A., Melin, L., Wiklund, J. (1998). Från Puppa till Fjäril. More information