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  • 1. Ahlberg, Beth Maina
    et al.
    Maina, Faith
    Kubai, Anne
    Khamasi, Wanjiku
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Lundqvist-Persson, Cristina
    "A child, a tree": Challenges in building collaborative relations in a community research project in a Kenyan context2016In: Action Research, ISSN 1476-7503, E-ISSN 1741-2617, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 257-275Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper highlights the potential for basing participatory action research on priorities identified by communities. The case builds on a research project by the Social Science Medicine Africa Network (Soma-net) focusing on AIDS prevention among school youth in Kajiado in Kenya during 2003-2006. It became clear from that study just how complex it is to promote open communication on issues of sexuality considered critical for sexual health promotion. Towards the end of that study a spin-off in the form of a concept a child, a tree or tree planting evolved and the research thereafter continued as a partnership between the school community and the researchers. The focus then was on understanding how health promotion could be integrated into other aspects of community life. The concept and tree planting when implemented created a sense of ownership among the pupils largely because they were placed at the centre of the development activities. The story illuminates the nature of change developing in the course of the project, but also the challenges and complexity of creating and maintaining collaborative relations in the face of cultural and gender power dynamics and interventions imposed from outside the community.

  • 2. Arnkil, Robert
    et al.
    Rissanen, Pekka
    Pitkänen, Sari
    Piirainen, Tatu
    Koski, Pasi
    Berg, Pekka
    Vartiainen, Matti
    Gustavsen, Björn
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Finne, Håkon
    Riegler, Claudius
    The Finnish Workplace development Programme A small Giant?: Evaluation Report2003Report (Other academic)
  • 3. Björn, Christina
    et al.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Svensson, Lennart
    Organisera för utveckling och lärande: Om skolprojekt i nätverksform2002Book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Broström, Anders
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics.
    Ekman Rising, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Geschwind, Lars
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Learning.
    Lindgren, Monica
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Packendorff, Johann
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management. Sevenday.
    Instrumentalisation of academic work: Creeping, myopic and individualising processes and their consequences2019Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 5. Brulin, B
    et al.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    The new Task of Swedish Universities.: Knowledge Formation in Interactive Cooperation with Practitioners1998In: Concepts and Transformation, ISSN 1384-6639, E-ISSN 1569-9692Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6. Brulin, G
    et al.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Noble Seclusion or Active Involvement. The Choice for future Swedish Research1998Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Crevani, Lucia
    et al.
    Mälardalen University.
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Lindgren, Monica
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Packendorff, Johann
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Leadership cultures and discursive hybridisation: On the cultural production of leadership in higher education reforms2015In: International Journal of Public Leadership, ISSN 2056-4929, Vol. 11, no 3/4, p. 147-165Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of leadership culture and analyse how leadership cultures are produced in higher education reforms, in a hybridised discursive context of traditional academic values and emerging managerialism and leaderism.

    Design/methodology/approach

    Building on a perspective on leadership as a cultural phenomenon emerging in processes in which societal, sectorial and professional discursive resources are invoked, this study adds to earlier studies on how notions of leadership are involved in the transformation of higher education organisations. To this end, the method combines a traditional qualitative study of change initiatives over a long period of time with participative observation. Focusing on two vignettes, the analysis centres on how several discursive resources are drawn upon in daily interaction.

    Findings

    The emergence of hybrid leadership cultures in which several discursive resources are drawn upon in daily interaction is illustrated. This paper emphasises how hybrid cultures develop through confirmation, re-formulation and rejection of discursive influences.

    Research limitations/implications

    An extended empirical material would enable further understanding of what cultural constructions of leadership that become confirmed, re-formulated or rejected. International comparisons would also enrich the analysis.

    Practical implications

    This paper may influence leadership, leadership development and change initiatives in higher education organization.

    Originality/value

    The perspective proposed builds on recent developments in leadership studies and expands the means for focusing on social processes rather than individuals.

  • 8.
    Crevani, Lucia
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Lindgren, Monica
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Packendorff, Johann
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Leadership cultures in transition: On the cultural construction of leadership in university change processes2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In contemporary organizational research, the development of leadership norms andideal in public sector reform has been a recurring theme. The current changeprocesses in the higher education sector is in this paper analysed as the changes inleadership cultures, i.e. as processes in which discursive understandings ofleadership are drawn upon in the construction of norms, ideals and practices relatedto the production of organisational direction. The aim of this paper is thus to analyseleadership cultures under production in the reforms of higher education, in adiscursive context of increased managerialism and leaderism. Building on aperspective on leadership as a cultural phenomenon emerging in interactionprocesses in which societal, sectorial and professional discursive resources areinvoked, we intend to add to earlier studies on how notions of leadership are involvedin the transformation of higher education organisations. This perspective does notonly allow a more fine-grained analysis of how these transformations unfold –involving not only clear discursive clashes but also instances of hybrid cultures andcreeping changes in the discursive resources drawn upon – but also a criticalanalysis of changed power relations as ‘truths’ on professionalism and leadership aregradually re-formulated. Departing from two vignettes from sessions with juniortenure track participants at a Swedish university, our analysis centres on theemergence of hybrid leadership cultures in which several discursive resources aredrawn upon in daily interaction. Where earlier research often tends to handle therelation between traditional academic/bureaucratic discourses and emergentmanagerialist/leaderist ones as a clear and distinct shift, we emphasise how hybridcultures develop through confirmation, re-formulation and rejection of discursiveinfluences.

  • 9.
    Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Ahlberg, B. M.
    Incremental innovations in organizational performance in health care2010In: Learning Regional Innovation: Scandinavian Models, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, p. 104-119Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter we present a case of how the concept of patient-centred care moved from a concept generally defined in national policy documents to a concept as a point of orientation, and how it became a conceptual innovation in practice. The emphasis was on integrated forms of organization such as team work, networking and development coalition. Local-regional knowledge resources emerged as critically significant because this is knowledge linked to practice, which could, therefore, operate ‘on line’ and do things from inside the process rather than from afar. The case is built on the idea that the learning necessary to provide the concept with a specific content emerges only through launching efforts to make the concept real in specific situations. It demonstrates that these efforts do not take the form of simple ‘application’. Rather, they demand rethinking about what is already known, a process that leads to renewed understanding of the concept. The concept of patient-centred care was used to enable broad-based involvement, mobilization and learning as the basis for innovation. © Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011.

  • 10. Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    Gustavsen, B.
    Asheim, B. T.
    Pålshaugen, Ø.
    Learning regional innovation: Scandinavian models2010Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Participation and social responsibility in innovation is the core theme of this book. Both are issues of organization and not of ethics, or the enforcement of other forms of obligations on individual actors. The need is for a democratization of innovation that can make innovation open to broad participation.

  • 11.
    Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science.
    Gustavsen, BjörnAsheim, Björn TPålshaugen, Öyvind
    Learning Regional Innovation: Scandinavian Models2011Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    While the distinction between science driven and experience driven innovation is well known and much commented on, the point that experience driven innovation demands broad participation, not only within the individual enterprise but across the whole labour market, is less well recognized. When innovation first started to attract attention, the focus was on how to create innovation. In the light of the current crisis, a new question has entered the agenda: how to create socially responsible innovation?Participation and social responsibility in innovation are the core themes of this book. The main argument is that both are issues of organization and not of, say, ethics, or the enforcement of other forms of obligations on individual actors. The need is for a democratization of innovation that can make innovation open to broad participation, scrutiny from many positions, and influence from different interest groups without, however, losing the forward momentum.The organization of processes that can carry forward socially responsible innovation is, in turn, dependent upon public-private co-operation. This needs, however, to be a co-operation that expresses itself in terms of joint development processes, not traditional regulation.Combining experience driven innovation, broad participation and development oriented public-private co-operation, this book demonstrates that Scandinavia offers a unique arena of experience. It is a further argument that insofar as there is a 'systems response' to the present crisis, it lies in the direction of broader diffusion of this kind of pattern.Since the arguments of this book are built on practical experience, it does not seek to establish a set of abstract 'musts' without views on implementation, but rather points at the processes that can be initiated to create movement in the right direction.

  • 12.
    Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Holgersson, Charlotte
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Lindgren, Monica
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Packendorff, Johann
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Wahl, Anna
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Gendered recognition practices and the perpetuation of vulnerability: A study in Swedish universities2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In current critical research on work life in the higher education sector, analyses often revolve around neoliberal managerialism as contrasted to traditional professional academic values (cf. Henkel, 1997; Deem, 2004; Ekman et al, 2017). Academics are both faced with expectations to uphold the integrity of academic values in their research and teaching, whilst at the same time performing and ’careering’ in accordance with managerialist reforms (Clarke & Knights, 2015).

    Knights & Clarke (2014) analyse insecurity as a central aspect of identity in academics, conceptualizing academic life as a ‘bittersweet symphony’ populated by imposters (self- doubt and low self-esteem despite adequate performance), aspirants (under-recognised in relation to their inner sense of excellence) and existentialists (questioning the meaning of work and maintaining a sense of anxiety over their contributions to wider society). Another example is provided by Bristow et al (2017) who identify how early career-academics within CMS play on three narratives – diplomatic, combative and idealistic – by which they both resist and reproduce the ethos of business school neoliberalism in which they are embedded. Academics’ identity construction thus in different ways tend to position them as vulnerable selves (Cicmil et al, 2016), that is, as existentially exposed to the risks associated with projectified careers, macho-style management and a high degree of self-responsibility (Loveday, 2018).

    In addition, a number of earlier studies has also pointed out the highly gendered nature of how academic work is organized, how recruitment and promotion processes unfold etc. (cf. (cf. Hush, 2001; Mählck, 2003; van den Brink & Benschop, 2012).

    In this study we will focus on recognition practices (how recognition repeatedly tend to happen or not happen in local/cultural contexts, and thus also become the expectation on what may happen in future interactions) and their consequences for identity construction

    1

    and sense of vulnerability thus seem central to advance the above insights. Recognition practices thus involve not only what and whom is recognized or not for something, but also in what settings certain practices are legitimate or not, and how they are publicly displayed in social interaction.

    We suggest that

    • recognition practices are an important yet under-researched aspect of academic

      identity construction processes

    • recognition practices are gendered, i.e. we perform gender in our ways of

      - conferring and receiving recognition,- constructing what recognition may mean in different local/cultural contexts, - constructing when it is to be conferred/received or not,- constructing how it is appropriately played out how in social interaction.

    • recognition practices tend to sustain vulnerability among academics, but in different ways for men and women.

  • 13.
    Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
    Huzzard, Tony
    Developmental magic? Two takes on a dialogue conference2007In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, ISSN 0953-4814, E-ISSN 1758-7816, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 8-25Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - This paper draws on the metaphor of magic to explore the role of dialogue conferences and subsequent activities as a tool for organizational development and change. The metaphor is introduced and elaborated as a means of allowing critical reflection on action research projects. Design/methodology/approach - In the empirical setting of a change project in a regional health authority in Sweden, researchers designed and facilitated a development coalition for introducing integrated care. This required an action research intervention that supported the establishment of new relationships and developmental practices across both organizational and professional boundaries. Findings - The unfolding of developmental processes set in train by dialogue conferences are shown as being a dynamic process of magic underpinned by the principles of democratic dialogue. Originality/value - By drawing attention to the three keywords of development, participation and dialogue three sites have been identified for critical reflection and reflexivity in action research. Magic is argued as an activity wherein the seemingly impossible is made to happen in these areas; equally it can be an activity of simple illusion whereby appearance is at odds with reality.

  • 14.
    Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Lindgren, Monica
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Packendorff, Johann
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Fragmented meritocratisation: On mobilisation and demobilisation of gender in higher education2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Lindgren, Monica
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Packendorff, Johann
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Universities need leadership, academics need management: discursive tensions and voids in the deregulation of Swedish higher education legislation2018In: Higher Education, ISSN 0018-1560, E-ISSN 1573-174X, Vol. 75, no 2, p. 299-321Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inthisarticle,wediscusshow‘managerialist’and‘leaderist’discourses(O’Reillyand Reed Public Administration 88:960–978, 2010; Organization Studies 32:1079–1101, 2011) are drawn upon in the context of the deregulation of Swedish higher education. As of 2011, there has been new legislation that frames Swedish universities as ‘autonomous’ and transfers most of the regulative responsibilities from the government level to university vice-chancellors. The aim of this article is to inquire into how tensions within and between managerialist and leaderist discourse are handled in the promotion of New Public Management reforms and the conse- quences thereof in terms of how leadership in the higher education sector is constructed. We analyse how these discourses are employed in the core documents leading up to the 2010 Riksdag decision to enact most of the proposed deregulations, and the subsequent evaluation undertaken by the social democratic government that took over in 2014. Based in this analysis, we suggest that the texts indeed draw upon notions of leadership and leaders as necessary for Swedish universities to survive and thrive in the future, but that the envisaged practise of this ‘strong leadership’ can either be characterised as a discursive void or described in terms of de- personalised, instrumental managerial surveillance and control. 

  • 16.
    Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science.
    Maina Ahlberg, Beth
    Huzzard, Tony
    Ek, Elisabeth
    Innovationer i vårdens vardag: De små stegens väg till förändring2007Book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Ekman, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science.
    Vänje, Annika
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science.
    Doing Gender Equality at Technical Universities2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Action Research and development coalitions in health care2004In: Action Research, ISSN 1476-7503, E-ISSN 1741-2617, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 349-370Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Action research within the field of work and organization has, for several decades, struggled with the problem of concentrating its efforts on a few workplaces versus distributing them on many. The Swedish programme ‘Work environment in health care’ was an effort to reach out broadly in this sector of working life, although with limited resources. The article presents and discusses an approach based on using dialogically structured encounters to support a number of local developments at the same time as an effort was made to turn these encounters into a permanent infrastructure for development.

  • 19.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    FA-rådet Rådet för företagsledning och arbetslivsfrågor.
    Dialog och uppslutning: Arbetsorganisatorisk förnyelse i industriarbetet1990Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 20. Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Dialog över etablerade gränser: Om organisationsutveckling i vården2002Book (Other academic)
  • 21. Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Partnerskap i förändringsprocessen - en förutsättning för sjukvårdens utveckling1999In: Ledmotiv, no 2Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Utveckling av relationer - en strategi2003In: Förnyelse på svenska arbetsplatser - balansakter och utvecklingsdynamik / [ed] Wilhelmson lena, Arbetslivsinstitutet , 2003Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 23. Ekman Philips, Marianne
    et al.
    Huzzard, T
    Utvecklingens magiska källa?: De två sidorna av en dialogkonferens2004In: Aksjonsforskning i skole og utdanning / [ed] Tiller T, Høyskoleforlaget, 2004Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    et al.
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Maina Ahlberg, Beth
    Skaraborgsinstitutet.
    Huzzard, Tony
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Planning from without or developing from within?: Collaboration across the frontiers of health care2003In: Regional development processes as the context for action research / [ed] Fricke W. and Totterdill P., John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2003Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    et al.
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Rehnström, Kerstin
    Workplace Development, Gender and Comminicative Competence1996In: Byond Theory: Changing organizations through particpation / [ed] Stephen Toulmin and Björn Gustavsen, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1996Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Ekman Rising, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Lindgren, Monica
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
    Packendorff, Johann
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
    Vänje, Annika
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Hur vill vi ha det?: Varje dag2011In: Universitetsläraren, ISSN 0282-4973, no 10-11, p. 27-30Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 27.
    Ekman Rising, Marianne
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
    Lindgren, Monica
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
    Packendorff, Johann
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
    Vänje, Annika
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
    Leadership as panacea in the quest for the autonomous university?: A discursive analysis of notions of leadership in the deregulation of the Swedish university legislation2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28. Gustavsen, Björn
    et al.
    Hofmaier, Bernd
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Wikman, Anders
    Utvecklingslinjer i arbetslivet och arbetslivsfondens roll1995Book (Other academic)
  • 29. Gustavsen, Björn
    et al.
    Wikman, Anders
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Hofmaier, Bernd
    Concept-Driven Change: The Core Element in a National Workplace Development Program1996In: Concepts and Transformation, Vol. 1, no 2/3, p. 193-211-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Hrastinski, Stefan
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Learning.
    Ekman Rising, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).
    ICT professional development by encouraging communities and networks across five closely located K12 schools2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Huzzard, T
    et al.
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Maina Ahlberg, Beth
    Skaraborgsinstitutet.
    Ekman, Marianne
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Constructing Interorganizational Collaboration: The Interactive Researcher as Boundary subject2007In: Critical Management Conference: Manchester Business School, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32. Huzzard, Tony
    et al.
    Ahlberg, Beth Maina
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Constructing interorganizational collaboration The action researcher as boundary subject2010In: Action Research, ISSN 1476-7503, E-ISSN 1741-2617, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 293-314Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to explore critically the role of an action research team in the social construction of interorganizational collaboration aimed at transgressing organizational and professional boundaries. We argue that the new relationships, actor conceptions and in some cases forms of work organization arising from the change process have been socially constructed through the discursive interventions of the researchers. This has largely occurred through informal interaction with and between the actors engaged in the development process. The action researcher, rather than being a neutral discursive gatekeeper in collaborative development projects, is an active constructor of the discourse shaping the collaboration. A case is presented showing how the researcher role is thus better seen as being an active boundary subject mediating across various professional and organizational perspectives rather than a passive boundary object. Accordingly, by focusing on the discursive role of active researchers as boundary subjects, we can reflect more critically on the roles we adopt in our intervention endeavours and their inevitably political nature.

  • 33. Lusiani and Luca Zan, M.
    et al.
    Thorkildsen, A.
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    The complexity of becoming: Collaborative planning and cultural heritage2013In: Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, ISSN 2044-1266, E-ISSN 2044-1274, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 148-162Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose — The purpose of this paper is to examine a pilot in a national R&D programme in Norway (2007-2010) to join the ongoing discussion on the different meanings and uses of planning tools and approaches in cultural heritage across various disciplines. The study aimed to reveal how patterns of collaborative planning processes unfold in a complex cultural heritage setting, the key challenges, dilemmas and tensions in the different phases of the process and implications for future research and policy. – Longitudinal explorative dialogic action research was undertaken to investigate and capture the evolution of knowledge-creating processes. The qualitative data collection methods included 25 semi-structured interviews, focus group interviews, participatory observation and text and document analysis. – Experiential R&D activities can bridge and transcend the context-specific tensions that separate the involved actors and their activities. Furthermore, a pro-active cultural heritage authority is required at the national level to maintain supportive links to the local level, and it is necessary to manage and prevent potential opportunistic action from negatively affecting cultural heritage sites and processes. – The single case study approach makes generalising beyond the current study difficult. However, the findings raise relevant issues for further research on the management of cultural heritage policy from a sustainable development perspective. – This paper identifies the need to study the evolving processes of linking cultural heritage, sustainable development and collaborative planning, as well as the dynamic relationship between the national, regional and local levels of heritage management.

  • 34.
    Neuman, W.P
    et al.
    Dep of Design Science. Division of ergonomics and aerosol. Lund University.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Winkel, Jörgen
    Arbetslivsinstitutet.
    Integrating into Manufacturing System development: Moving from Reactive to proactive2004Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 35. Neumann, W. P.
    et al.
    Dixon, S. M.
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science.
    Ergonomics action research I: shifting from hypothesis testing to experiential learning2012In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 55, no 10, p. 1127-1139Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the case for the need for 'Action Research' (AR) approaches to gain understanding of how ergonomics considerations can best be integrated into the design of new work systems. The AR researchers work collaboratively with other stakeholders to solve a real-world problem: gaining insight into the problem and factors influencing solution building from an embedded position in the development process. This experience is interpreted in terms of available theory and can support further theory development. This non-experimental approach can help provide practical new approaches for integrating ergonomics considerations into real work system design processes. The AR approach suffers from a lack of acceptance by conventionally trained scientists. This paper aims to help overcome this weakness by developing the underlying theory and rationale for using AR approaches in ergonomics research. We propose further development of hybrid approaches which incorporate other evaluation techniques to extend the knowledge gains from AR projects.

  • 36.
    Neumann, W. Patrick
    et al.
    Ryerson University.
    Dixon, Shane
    Ryerson University.
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Action Research in Ergonomics Intervention Research: Shifting from Hypothesis Testing to Experiential Learning?In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 37. Neumann, W. Patrick
    et al.
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Winkel, Jorgen
    Integrating ergonomics into production system development - The Volvo Powertrain case2009In: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 40, no 3, p. 527-537Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Understanding the barriers and assists to integrating ergonomics into production system design remains a research issue. An action research case study at Volvo Powertrain/Sweden was conducted. Researchers worked collaboratively with the firm in efforts to improve the company's ability to handle ergonomics in their daily work of improving and developing production systems. Researchers observed and reflected collectively on the change process using field notes and recordings to support their observations. Observed integration barriers included both individual level issues like life events, and organisational aspects such as communication barriers between groups or assignment of tasks to people not involved in decision-making. Observed assists included the 'political reflective navigation'(c.f. Broberg, O., Hermund, L, 2004. The OHS consultant as a 'political reflective navigator' in technological change processes. International journal of Industrial Ergonomics 33 (4), 315-326) by the project owner to find new ways to overcome barriers and anchor ergonomics into the organisation. While special 'ergonomics' groups did not survive long, progress was observed in including ergonomics in regular design groups. A cross-functional workshop that fostered discussion across organisational boundaries helped shift focus from retrofitting systems to future production systems and improve engagement of engineering teams. Progress was marked by both success and setbacks and full integration appears to require more than 2 years time. it is concluded that support by senior managers should include succession planning for personnel that are key to the change effort.

  • 38. Neumann, W.P
    et al.
    Dixon, S.M.
    Ekman, Marianne
    Arbetsvetenskap Indek.
    Action Research in Ergonomics Intervention Research: Shifting from Hypothesis Testing to Experiential LearningIn: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Palm, Kristina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Applied Mechanical Engineering (KTH Södertälje).
    Kaulio, Matti
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101). KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Management.
    Forsberg, Britta
    Emerging Clean-tech Firms: What is the Right Mix of Support Activities?2011Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Palm, Kristina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Applied Mechanical Engineering (KTH Södertälje).
    Kaulio, Matti
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Work Science (closed 20130101).
    Forsberg, Britta
    Emerging clean-tech firms: What is the right mix of support activities?2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Thorkildsen, Are
    et al.
    Vestfold University College, Norway.
    Kaulio, Matti
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Management.
    Ekman, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Project leadership in regional development coalitions: Horizontal and vertical challenges of trustkeeping2015In: European Urban and Regional Studies, ISSN 0969-7764, E-ISSN 1461-7145, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 383-397Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Endogenous growth policy and partnership collaboration have become increasingly prevalent in the search for value creation and innovation in regional development. Little attention is, however, paid to the dynamic role of project leadership in promoting such broad partnership-based collaboration. Drawing on experiences and data from a partnership-based Regional Development Coalition in Norway (2007–2010), this inquiry seeks to fill this gap. It explores, from a project leadership viewpoint, key challenges in orchestrating and facilitating bottom-up learning processes along the horizontal dimension, and the upholding of national mandates and political visions along the vertical dimension. Based on the empirical findings, a model is developed which sheds light on the complex role of project leadership in partnership-based collaborations.

  • 42.
    Vänje, Annika
    et al.
    KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Ergonomics (Closed 20130701).
    Ekman Rising, Marianne
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Organization and management.
    Från ord till handling: Forskningsbaserad utveckling av jämställdhetsarbete vid teknisk fakultet2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Det övergripande syftet med projektet har varit att - utveckla fallbeskrivningar för lärande genom en analys av hur det formella och informella jämställdhetsarbetet vid KTH är organiserat och på vilka arenor detta arbete utövas i praktiken, - utifrån fallbeskrivningar iscensätta lärandeprocesser i form av benchlearning om jämställdhetsarbete mellan de tekniska högskolorna i Sverige.

    En central del i metodansatsen är att jämställdhetsarbetets innehåll och form är kontextberoende. Det är inte möjligt att finna en standard för hur jämställdhetsarbete inom högskolan ska bedrivas, utan här krävs ett utvecklingsarbete som tar sin utgångspunkt i de enskilda organisationernas förutsättningar och behov.Projektet delas in i en intern och en extern fas. Den interna fasen består av en lärprocess om KTH:s eget jämställdhetsarbete och är en metodologisk förutsättning för att kunna utveckla benchlearning i den externa fasen.

    I projektets externa fas är fokus på att iscensätta ett lärande i form av benchlearning mellan de medverkande organisationerna, utifrån de lärande exempel som beskrivs i rapporten. Målsättningen är att utveckla ett bestående nätverk för lärande och erfarenhetsutbyte mellan de tekniska högskolorna, där empiri från de egna organisationerna kan ligga till grund.

  • 43. Wilhelmson, Lena
    et al.
    Ekman Philips, Marianne
    Döös, Marianne
    Att leva och organisera i ett dynamiskt arbetsliv - en inledning2003In: Förnyelser på svenska arbetsplatser - balansakter och utvecklingsdynamik / [ed] Wilhelmson L, Arbetslivsinstitutet , 2003Chapter in book (Other academic)
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