Anna Blombäck

Associate Dean of Education

Leadership Team , Jönköping International Business School

Assistant Professor

CeFEO - Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership , Jönköping International Business School

PhD in Business Administration


Research

In terms of research, Blombäck maintains a wide interest for the notion of companies as societal actors. With origin in this fascination, she pursues several research avenues related to marketing and management, specifically focusing on corporate communications, branding, identity and societal responsibility. The common point of departure for Blombäck´s research endeavors is that they reflect expectations and perceptions of companies, which ultimately translates to management of relationships with various stakeholders.  

Biography

Anna Blombäck has a PhD in business administration. In 2005 she defended her dissertation "Supplier brand image - A catalyst for choice". Since October 2007, Blombäck holds a position as assistant professor at Jönköping International Business School where she is active in research as well as teaching.

Teaching

Blombäck's teaching interests spans the areas of marketing, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Since 1999, she has continuously developed and taught courses at undergraduate and master level.

Article

Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2016). Identifying the Role of Heritage Communication: A Stakeholder-Function Framework International Studies of Management and Organization, 46(4), 256-268. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2014). Corporate community responsibility as an outcome of individual embeddedness Social Responsibility Journal, 10(2), 297-315. More information
Blombäck, A., Scandelius, C. (2013). Corporate Heritage in CSR Communication: A means to responsible brand image? Corporate Communications. An International Journal, 18(3), 362-382. More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2013). The dual opening to brand heritage in family businesses Corporate Communications. An International Journal, 18(3), 327-346. More information
Blombäck, A., Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2012). Exploring the logics of corporate brand identity formation Corporate Communications. An International Journal, 17(1), 7-28. More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2009). Corporate identity manifested through historical references Corporate Communications. An International Journal, 14(1), 404-419. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). Challenging the importance of size as determinant for CSR activities Management of environmental quality, 20(3), 255-270. More information
Blombäck, A., Axelsson, B. (2007). The role of corporate brand image in the selection of new subcontractors Journal of business and industrial marketing, 22(6), 418-430. More information
Blombäck, A. (2001). Generation X – killar, tjejer och androgyna varumärken Brandnews, 12(12). More information

Book chapter

Blombäck, A., Botero, I. (2013). Reputational capital in family firms: Understanding uniqueness from the stakeholder point of view. In: Poutziouris, P. Smyrnios, K. Goel, S. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Family BusinessMore information
Blombäck, A., Craig, J. (2013). Marketing from a family business perspective. In: Leif Melin, Mattias Nordqvist, and Pramodita Sharma (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of family business (pp. 423 -442). London: Sage Publications 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
Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2012). Corporate responsibility practices among Swedish retailers: A resource-based view on differences between chain stores and independent stores. In: J. Hagberg, U. Holmberg, M. Sundström & L. Walter (Ed.), Nordic Retail Research – Emerging diversity Göteborg: Bokförlaget BAS More information
Blombäck, A. (2010). För vad och vems skull har detaljhandeln ansvar?. In: Så skapades den moderna butiken: teknik, ansvar och arbete under 100 år (pp. 141 -168). Stockholm: Centrum för Näringslivshistoria More information
Blombäck, A. (2009). Brand meaning and impact in subcontractor contexts. In: Mark S. Glynn, Arch G. Woodside (Ed.), Business-to-business brand management: theory, research and executive case study exercises (pp. 223 -261). More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). Företaget som samhällsentreprenör. In: Samhällets entreprenörer: en forskarantologi om samhällsentreprenörskap (pp. 39 -55). Stockholm: KK-stiftelsen More information
Blombäck, A. (2002). Networking, a juicy fruit for Internet and IT brands – How Strategic Networking can Build Balloon Brands.. In: Networks and Business Renewal (pp. 147 -170). More information

Conference paper

Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O., Melander, A. (2013). Executive interventions in the corporate value process. 29th EGOS Colloquium in Montréal. More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2012). Corporate Brand Heritage; Not Always About Family History. 8th Workshop on Family Firm Management Research – The family business: a beauty or a beast? Jönköping, Sweden, May 31st – June 2nd, 2012. More information
Blombäck, A., Brundin, E., Melin, L. (2011). The meaning of family business: An investigation of definitions and patterns in family business research. The 11th annual IFERA conference. 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
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2011). Family and Business Heritage Entwined: How Family Businesses Rely on Heritage to Compose Corporate Identity. The First International Corporate Brand Heritage and Corporate Heritage Identity Symposium. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2010). Corporate responsibility practices among Swedish retailers - contrasting chains and single stores in view of the resource-based view. The Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference 2010 (NRWC), Gothenburg, 10-11 November. More information
Blombäck, A. (2010). Caught in the middle - how retailers interpret and perform corporate responsibility related to consumers, supply chains, and employees.. The corporate responsibility research conference 2010, Marseille, 14-16 September. More information
Blombäck, A. (2010). The seconding values of family business in corporate branding – a tentative model. Lancaster: Lancaster University Management School, 10th Annual World Family Business Research Conference. 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
Botero, I., Blombäck, A. (2010). Leveraging the family brand: Using brand management to highlight the advantages of family firms. Lancaster: Lancaster University Management School, 10th Annual World Family Business Research Conference. More information
Blombäck, A., Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2009). Family as part of the corporate brand: spotting the ambiguous, emergent and strategic forms of identity creation. Nicosia, Cyprus: International Family Enterprise Research Academy, 9th IFERA World Family Business Research Conference - Global Perspectives on Family Business Developments: "Theory - Practice - Policy", Limassol, Cyprus, June 24th- 27th, 2009. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). The market as panopticon: Explaining differences in CSR accounts. 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7-11, 2009 - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. More information
Blombäck, A., Brundin, E. (2009). Handler revisited - mission completed?: An updated review of family business definitions in research publications and among practitioners. The 5th Workshop on Family Firms Management Research (EISAM), Hasselt, Belgium, June 7-9, 2009. More information
Blombäck, A., Brundin, E. (2009). The family business definition among researchers, practitioners and policy makers: Differences, similarities and implications. The 9th IFERA World Family Business Research Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, June 24th- 27th, 2009. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). What if it is not family that makes a difference? Reinterpreting findings on family business and CSR. FERC 2009: Family Enterprise Research Conference, Winnipeg, Canada. More information
Blombäck, A., Anderson, H. (2009). Product Development on the House: A  Small Subcontractor and Its Customer Interaction. AUMEC 2009: Ankara University. International Conference Marketing and Entrepreneurship. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2009). How social intrapreneurship becomes marketing: within and beyond the focal firm. AUMEC 2009: Ankara University. International Conference Marketing and Entrepreneurship. More information
Blombäck, A. (2009). The recognition and neglect of reputation: a study of Swedish subcontractors. AUMEC 2009: Ankara University. International Conference Marketing and Entrepreneurship. More information
Blombäck, A., Brunninge, O. (2008). Corporate identity of family firms: How family businesses refer to family and company history in their marketing efforts. 4th workshop on family firms management research, Naples, Italy, 8-10 June, 2008.. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2008). Are not multinationals also community actors?: Challenging the notion of small versus large firm corporate social responsibility. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008. More information
Blombäck, A. (2006). The impact of relationships and networks on industrial buying behavior - a tentative model.. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008. More information
Blombäck, A. (2006). The family business concept as an element in corporate branding.. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren, C. (2005). Corporate Social Responsibility: not so easy to identify. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008. More information
Blombäck, A. (2004). Reputation and image a key for sales? Discussing corporate branding in the subcontractor market.. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008. More information
Blombäck, A. (2003). Branding released as a general marketing issue.. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008. More information
Blombäck, A., Wiklund, J. (1999). The Risk-taking Behaviour of Rapid Growth SMEs. CRRC 2008 Conference Proceedings : The corporate responsibility research conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-9 September, 2008. More information

Doctoral thesis

Blombäck, A. (2005). Supplier brand image - a catalyst for choice: Expanding the B2B brand discourse by studying the role corporate brand image plays in the selection of subcontractors (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Internationella Handelshögskolan). More information

Report

Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2011). Butikens samhällsansvar: Om Innebörden av samhällsansvar i handeln. Stockholm: Handelns Utvecklingsråd 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
Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C. (2011). Corporate responsibility practices in Swedish retail – identifying differences between independent stores and chain stores.. More information
Blombäck, A. (2011). Realizing the value of Family Business Identity as Corporate Brand Element – A Research Model. More information
Blombäck, A., Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2010). Exploring logics in corporate brand identity formation – the case of family business. More information
Blombäck, A., Wigren-Kristoferson, C., Florin Samuelsson, E. (2010). Exploring the influence of social embeddedness and micro accountability on regional corporate responsibility. More information
Blombäck, A. (2009). Family business: a secondary brand in corporate brand management. More information
Andersson, T., Blombäck, A. (2007). Högskolor och samhälle i samverkan 2007 - Samverkan för kompetensutveckling: Dokumentation, Jönköping 8-11 maj 2007. Jönköping: Högskolan i Jönköping More information
Blombäck, A. (2000). Growth and risk taking behaviour in SMEs. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information

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