Birthe Soppe

Associate Professor - Digitalisation
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Visiting address Ole-Johan Dahls hus Gaustadalléen 23 D
Postal address Postboks 1080 0316 Oslo

Research Interests

Birthe’s research interests revolve around entrepreneurship, institutional theory, and novel organizational phenomena. She studies the fundamental social, institutional, and organizational underpinnings that shape new new market fields, innovations, and novel forms of organizing. She focuses on efforts to gain legitimacy for novel economic activities and innovations, and examines the social processes and values out of which novel organizational forms and collaborations arise and are sustained. Empirically, her research often addresses the interface between business and society as well as periods of transitions, such as the sustainability and digital transition.

Background

Birthe is an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo. She holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg, Germany. From 2013 to 2015, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Leeds School of Business at Boulder, Colorado. Birthe has research and teaching experience from universities in the US, Germany, Norway, and Austria. Within the section of Digitalization and Entrepreneurship, she is the leader of the research cluster "Entrepreneurship".

Teaching

ENT4400

ENT5100

ENT9800

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Institutional Theory, Organizations, Sustainability, Green Industries

Publications

  • Pershina, Raissa & Soppe, Birthe (2020). Alone or in Concert? Creative Entrepreneurs and the Role of Multiple Institutional Logics in Crowdfunding Pitches. In Strandgaard Pedersen, Jesper; Slavich, Barbara & Khaire, Mukti (Ed.), Technology and Creativity. Production, Mediation and Evaluation in the Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-030-17565-8. p. 147–180. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-17566-5_7.
  • Lechner, Christian; Soppe, Birthe & Heggli, Karolina (2019). Collaborating with larger partners: Benefits and risks for entrepreneurial firms, The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Collaboration. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780190633899. p. 461–488. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190633899.013.16.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Pershina, Raissa (2019). Melting icebergs vs. spectacularization: Storytelling of conflicting institutional demands in wildlife documentaries. Research in the Sociology of Organizations. In Haack, Patrick; Sieweke, Jost & Wessel, Lauri (Ed.), Microfoundations of Institutions. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISSN 978-1-78769-128-5. p. 85–106. doi: 10.1108/S0733-558X2019000065B007.
  • Andersen, Allan Dahl; Steen, Markus; Mäkitie, Tuukka; Hanson, Jens; Thune, Taran Mari & Soppe, Birthe (2019). The role of inter-sectoral dynamics in sustainability transitions: A comment on the transitions research agenda. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. ISSN 2210-4224. doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2019.11.009.
  • Doblinger, Claudia; Soppe, Birthe & Huber, Stephan (2019). Converging Logics. Coopetitive ties and innovation in the early clean transportation industry. Academy of Management Proceedings. ISSN 1543-8643. 1. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2019.148.
  • Good, Matthew; Knockaert, Mirjam & Soppe, Birthe (2019). A typology of technology transfer ecosystems: how structure affects interactions at the science–market divide. Journal of Technology Transfer. ISSN 0892-9912. p. 1–27. doi: 10.1007/s10961-019-09745-w.
  • Pershina, Raissa; Soppe, Birthe & Thune, Taran Mari (2019). Bridging analog and digital expertise: Cross-domain collaboration and boundary-spanning tools in the creation of digital innovation. Research Policy. ISSN 0048-7333. 48(9), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2019.103819. Full text in Research Archive
  • Patala, Samuli; Korpivaara, Ida; Jalkala, Anne; Kuitunen, Aino & Soppe, Birthe (2019). Legitimacy Under Institutional Change: How incumbents appropriate clean rhetoric for dirty technologies. Organization Studies. ISSN 0170-8406. p. 1–25. doi: 10.1177/0170840617736938.
  • Pershina, Raissa; Soppe, Birthe & Good, Matthew (2018). Friend or Foe? The adoption of Big Data in the creative industries. Academy of Management Global Proceedings. ISSN 2638-4892. Surrey.
  • Good, Matthew; Knockaert, Mirjam; Soppe, Birthe & Wright, Mike (2018). The technology transfer ecosystem in academia. An organizational design perspective. Technovation. ISSN 0166-4972. doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2018.06.009.
  • Pershina, Raissa & Soppe, Birthe (2017). Let the Games Begin: Institutional Complexity and the Design of New Products. In Höllerer, Markus; Daudigeos, Thibault & Jancsary, Dennis (Ed.), Multimodality, Meaning, and Institutions. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISSN 978-1-78743-330-4. p. 219–254. doi: 0.1108/S0733-558X2017000054A008. Full text in Research Archive
  • Croidieu, Gregoire; Soppe, Birthe & Powell, Walter W. (2017). CRU, GLUE, and Status: How Wine Labels Helped Ennoble Bordeaux. In Höllerer, Markus; Daudigeos, Thibault & Jancsary, Dennis (Ed.), Volume 54B - Multimodality, Meaning, and Institutions. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISSN 978-1-78743-332-8. p. 37–69. doi: 10.1108/s0733-558x2017000054b002.
  • Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Soppe, Birthe & Formanowicz, Magdalena (2017). Go Pro Bono Prosocial Language as a Success Factor in Crowdfunding . Social Psychology. ISSN 1864-9335. 48(5), p. 265–278. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000319.
  • Patala, Samuli; Jalkala, Anne; Korpivaara, Ida; Kuitunen, Aino & Soppe, Birthe (2016). Legitimacy under institutional change: How incumbents borrow clean rhetoric for dirty technologies . Academy of Management Proceedings. ISSN 0065-0668. 1. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.16615abstract.
  • Lechner, Christian; Soppe, Birthe & Dowling, Michael (2016). Vertical Coopetition and the Sales Growth of Young and Small Firms. Journal of Small Business Management. ISSN 0047-2778. 54(1), p. 67–84. doi: 10.1111/jsbm.12131.
  • Powell, Walter W. & Soppe, Birthe (2015). Boundaries and New Organization Forms. In Wright, James D. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition. Elsevier. ISSN 978-0080970868. p. 768–772. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.73050-9.
  • Soppe, Birthe; Lechner, Christian & Dowling, Michael (2014). Vertical coopetition in entrepreneurial firms: Theory and practice. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. ISSN 1462-6004. 21(4), p. 548–564. doi: 10.1108/JSBED-03-2014-0052.
  • Doblinger, Claudia & Soppe, Birthe (2013). Change-actors in the US electric energy system: The role of environmental groups in utility adoption and diffusion of wind power. Energy Policy. ISSN 0301-4215. 61, p. 274–284. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.07.028.

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  • Schupfer, Hannah & Soppe, Birthe (2022). INCUMBENTS UNDER PRESSURE: FRAME INVERSION AS A RESPONSE TO THE ENDURING CLIMATE CRISIS.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Schupfer, Hannah (2022). The ‘greening’ incumbent: Incumbent-entrant collaborations for achieving sustainable business models.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Schupfer, Hannah (2021). Incumbents under pressure: Frame inversion as a response to the enduring climate crisis.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Schupfer, Hannah (2021). The ‘greening’ incumbent: Incumbent-entrant collaborations for achieving sustainable business models.
  • Schupfer, Hannah & Soppe, Birthe (2021). Let's rethink our partners: Incumbent-entrant collaborations as micro-institutional practice during institutional change.
  • Schupfer, Hannah & Soppe, Birthe (2021). Ambiguous encounters: Re-framing incumbent-entrant collaborations in the wake of profound institutional change.
  • Soppe, Birthe (2020). Sustainability transitions from an organizational perspective: Insights from studying the changing e-mobility discourse across countries.
  • Soppe, Birthe (2020). Building bridges and struggles on the ground: Sustainability transitions from an organizational perspective.
  • Soppe, Birthe (2020). Firms, organisations and sustainability transitions.
  • Soppe, Birthe (2020). The role of organizations in sustainability transitions.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Bohn, Stephan (2020). Transiting toward greener solutions? A comparative study of the e-mobility discourse in Norway and Germany during times of change (2000–2018).
  • Doblinger, Claudia; Soppe, Birthe & Huber, Stephan (2020). Converging logics? Coopetitive ties and entrepreneurial innovation in the emerging clean transportation industry.
  • Arnold, Nadine & Soppe, Birthe (2019). The Waltz of the Flowers: How material devices buttress the formation of organizational fields.
  • Croidieu, Gregoire; Soppe, Birthe & Powell, Walter W. (2019). How contestation buttresses legitimacy: The case of the 1855 Bordeaux wine classification.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Arnold, Nadine (2019). Field stability and change: The co-evolution of fields and organizations in the case of fair trade.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Arnold, Nadine (2019). Moral struggles of field expansion: Navigating conflicting values in the case of fair trade.
  • Doblinger, Claudia; Soppe, Birthe & Huber, Stephan (2019). Converging Logics: Coopetitive Ties and Innovation in the Early Clean Transportation Industry. Academy of Management Proceedings. ISSN 1543-8643. 2019(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2019.148.
  • Pershina, Raissa; Furnari, Santi & Soppe, Birthe (2019). A horse of a different color: How entrepreneurs use design and location to overcome stigma by association.
  • Pershina, Raissa; Furnari, Santi & Soppe, Birthe (2019). How entrepreneurs overcome stigma: The role of design, material practices, and location.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Arnold, Nadine (2018). The waltz of the flowers: How material devices buttress the formation of value-based fields.
  • Soppe, Birthe; Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Pershina, Raissa & Formanowicz, Magdalena (2018). Get the crowd moving: Sustainability as a value frame in crowdfunding.
  • Croidieu, Gregoire; Soppe, Birthe & Powell, Walter W. (2018). How contestation buttresses legitimacy: The case of the 1855 Bordeaux wine classification.
  • Pershina, Raissa & Soppe, Birthe (2018). The role of emotions and rhetorical devices in the creation of institutionally complex products.
  • Pershina, Raissa; Soppe, Birthe & Thune, Taran Mari (2018). What’s in the toolbox? Cross-domain collaboration and boundary spanning tools in the creation of new digital innovation.
  • Good, Matthew; Soppe, Birthe & Knockaert, Mirjam (2018). Bridging the Science-Market Gap: Towards a Typology of Technology Transfer Ecosystems in Academia.
  • Pershina, Raissa; Soppe, Birthe & Good, Matthew (2018). Creative rationalization? The adoption of big data in the creative industries.
  • Soppe, Birthe & Arnold, Nadine (2018). From street to shelves: Identity and change in the field of fair trade.
  • Good, Matthew; Knockaert, Mirjam & Soppe, Birthe (2017). A typology of the organizational design of technology transfer infrastructures.
  • Pershina, Raissa; Soppe, Birthe & Thune, Taran Mari (2017). Bridging two worlds in creative hybrids: The role of emotions, rhetorical devices, and prototyping in product design.
  • Soppe, Birthe; Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Pershina, Raissa & Formanowicz, Magdalena (2017). Mobilizing backers? Sustainability framing and success in crowdfunding.
  • Croidieu, Gregoire; Soppe, Birthe & Powell, Walter W. (2016). Multimodality and cultural entrepreneurship: The case of the wine château tradition in Bordeaux.
  • Pershina, Raissa & Soppe, Birthe (2016). Let the games begin: Designing organizational artifacts at the intersection of two institutional fields.
  • Arnold, Nadine & Soppe, Birthe (2016). Materializing morality: The creation of a new concerned market field.
  • Good, Matthew; Knockaert, Mirjam & Soppe, Birthe (2016). The interconnectedness of the university technology transfer infrastructure: An organizational design perspective.
  • Patala, Samuli; Jalkala, Anne; Korpivaara, Ida; Kuitunen, Aino & Soppe, Birthe (2016). Legitimacy under institutional change: How incumbents borrow clean rhetoric for dirty technologies .
  • Good, Matthew; Soppe, Birthe & Knockaert, Mirjam (2015). An Organizational Typology of Technology Transfer: A study of Technology Transfer Ecosystems at Research Universities.
  • Arnold, Nadine & Soppe, Birthe (2014). Where do social products come from? From social movement to mass market - tracing Fair Trade products in Switzerland.
  • Croidieu, Gregoire; Soppe, Birthe & Powell, Walter W. (2014). How are traditions invented? The case of the Bordeaux wine field.
  • Arnold, Nadine & Soppe, Birthe (2014). From movement to market: The institutionalization of moral products.

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