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Hallin, A. & Mörndal, M. (2019). De-mystifying the practices of social innovation work - the mundande work of muddling through.. In: : . Paper presented at IRSPM Conference, 2019, Wellington, New Zeeland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>De-mystifying the practices of social innovation work - the mundande work of muddling through.
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the social practice through which a social innovation – a new organizing for inter-organizational collaboration – emerged through the work of two public sector strategists in a Swedish municipality. The social practice in this empirical case were constituted by five recurrent practices: planning, navigating, interacting, documenting and pacing. The pacing-practice may be understood as an practice superior to the others, used to coordinate and adapt to the rhythm of the other practices. Hence, pacing was central for driving the project forward and contributed to various activities being carried out not only in the "right" order and in the "right" time, but also in the “right” place. This practice is rather similar to other practices of public sector work, which implies that social innovation work is about common “muddling through”-type of public policy work. The paper thus de-mystifies the work of social innovation; something that may be seen as important in a time where social innovation is said to be the answer to challenges related to globalization, sustainability, demography, and when current forms of organizing, eg NPM, do not seem to work.

National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45427 (URN)
Conference
IRSPM Conference, 2019, Wellington, New Zeeland
Available from: 2019-10-04 Created: 2019-10-04 Last updated: 2019-10-14Bibliographically approved
Cozza, M., Crevani, L., Hallin, A. & Schaeffer, J. (2019). Future ageing: welfare technology practices for our future older selves. Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 109, 117-129
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Future ageing: welfare technology practices for our future older selves
2019 (English)In: Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, ISSN 0016-3287, E-ISSN 1873-6378, Vol. 109, p. 117-129Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we elaborate on how the future older person is characterised and what future ageing entails in relation to welfare technologies highlighting which actors, social and material, affect innovation governance and discussing who does not. Starting from a distinction between public, private, and academic perspectives we discuss how companies, public sector organisa- tions, and research-oriented actors construct future ageing through sociomaterial practices in the welfare technology arena. We base our reasoning on an ethnographic study conducted during the 2017 edition of the yearly MVTe-Mötesplats Välfärdsteknologi och E-hälsa Swedish event (in English: Meeting place for Welfare Technology and e-Health). We use the concept ‘welfare technology practices’ to describe how actors perform future ageing by producing and reprodu- cing a scenario where the positive effects of technology are assumed and the plurality of future older selves is overlooked. We problematise this view by reflecting on ageing as a complex so- ciomaterial process that calls for welfare technology practices and policies open to a pluralistic view of the future as futures. This study may inspire research that further explore how future ageing is constructed as well as support the development of welfare technology practices for addressing current blind spots.

Keywords
Ageing Futures Sociomateriality Welfare technology Welfare technology practices
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations; Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39928 (URN)10.1016/j.futures.2018.03.011 (DOI)000470949300011 ()2-s2.0-85063729097 (Scopus ID)
Projects
SiNSHV3D/O
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved
Hallin, A., Olsson, A. & Widström, M. (2019). Förändringsledning. Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förändringsledning
2019 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Varför går vissa organisationsförändringar bra och andra blir motarbetade inom organisationen och får inte önskad effekt? Nyckeln till framgång stavas förändringsledning. Här är boken för dig som vill få en bredare och djupare förståelse för hur ett genomtänkt arbete med individer kan förbättra resultatet för verksamheter i förändring.Förändringsledning beskriver behovet av förändring och presenterar olika etablerade modeller för hur individer, grupper och organisationer förändras. Därefter går författarna utförligt igenom hur förändringsarbete går till i praktiken. Boken riktar sig till dig som vill förbättra din kunskap och förmåga att på ett planerat och strukturerat sätt stödja människor i en organisation i förändring.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2019. p. 40
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45595 (URN)9789144128856 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-17 Created: 2019-10-17 Last updated: 2019-10-17Bibliographically approved
Hallin, A. & Karrbom Gustavsson, T. (2019). Projektledning (3ed.). Lund: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projektledning
2019 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Liber, 2019. p. 241 Edition: 3
National Category
Engineering and Technology Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45597 (URN)9789147131068 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-17 Created: 2019-10-17 Last updated: 2019-10-17Bibliographically approved
Popova, I., Ivory, C. & Hallin, A. (2018). Living with monsters: Introducing experience to the theorizing of sociomaterial entanglement. In: : . Paper presented at IFIP, San Francisco, December 11-12.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living with monsters: Introducing experience to the theorizing of sociomaterial entanglement
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this article, we propose experience as a way to further unpack the relationship between the social and the material and as a means to conceptualize our entanglement with the sociotechnical ‘monsters’ of everyday life. Experience, we argue, integrates the cognitive and the emotional as well as the social and the material and as such brings together disparate areas of sociomaterial the-orizing. We argue that the precise qualities of the relationship between the social and the material can be understood by using McCarthy and Wright's [11] inter-pretation of Dewey [4-6] and their development of his different elements of ex-perience for application to technology use. This article takes the first steps in developing a research approach that operationalizes these ideas within a socio-material sensibility.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-45608 (URN)
Conference
IFIP, San Francisco, December 11-12
Available from: 2019-10-18 Created: 2019-10-18 Last updated: 2019-10-18Bibliographically approved
Blomkvist, P., Hallin, A. & Lindell, E. (2018). Metod för företagsekonomer: Uppsats enligt 4-stegsmodellen (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metod för företagsekonomer: Uppsats enligt 4-stegsmodellen
2018 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Uppsats enligt 4-stegsmodellen

I den här boken får du hjälp genom hela uppsatsprocessen – från forskningsidé och problemformulering till färdig text. Boken bygger på 4-stegsmodellen, som består av att problemformulera, undersöka, producera och leverera. Genom de fyra stegen i uppsatsprocessen arbetar du successivt fram alltmer färdiga utkast. Den grundläggande principen är att det mest effektiva sättet att komma framåt i arbetet är genom att skriva och presentera dessa utkast.

Att skriva uppsats är ett hantverk och boken innehåller en genomgång av de viktigaste vetenskapliga verktyg du behöver använda för att kunna göra medvetna val för just din uppsats.

Boken vänder sig i första hand till dig som ska skriva en uppsats i företagsekonomi på kandidat-, magister- eller masternivå. Men den fungerar också för dig som skriver uppsats inom andra samhällsvetenskapliga ämnen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018. p. 186 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41033 (URN)9789144120638 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-13 Created: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Jaakkola, E. & Hallin, A. (2018). Organizational Structures for New Service Development. The Journal of product innovation management, 35(2), 280-297
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational Structures for New Service Development
2018 (English)In: The Journal of product innovation management, ISSN 0737-6782, E-ISSN 1540-5885, Vol. 35, no 2, p. 280-297Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although previous research has demonstrated that many critical success factors for new service development (NSD) relate to how the NSD function is organized, few attempts have been made to examine the organizational arrangements for NSD in more detail. This study explores what kind of organization structures firms use for NSD, and what implications such structures have for NSD. To expand the previous research heavily focused on standardized services, a qualitative, in-depth study of NSD in knowledge-intensive business service firms was conducted. The study uses a multiple case comparative research strategy where empirical data was collected in nine companies. The study empirically identifies four key organizational arrangements for NSD: NSD in customer relationships, NSD in temporary project teams, NSD in business development units, and NSD in separate R&D units. These arrangements are conceptualized as organization structures characterized by their level and nature of specialization, standardization, formalization, and centralization. The study shows that these key NSD structures can coexist in organizations despite their different and even contradictory characteristics, and highlights the unique opportunities and challenges that each structure brings for NSD. Challenging extant research that has focused on examining particular structural characteristics as success factors for NSD, this study demonstrates that NSD performance may be driven by a configuration of several, simultaneously operating NSD structures rather than by one superior structure. Accordingly, firms should establish organizational approaches that support close connections between different NSD structures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY, 2018
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40298 (URN)10.1111/jpim.12399 (DOI)000423821300008 ()2-s2.0-85021247070 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2018-11-05Bibliographically approved
Hoppe, M., Hallin, A., Guziana, B. & Mörndal, M. (2018). Samverkan i det offentliga gränslandet: Utmaningar och möjligheter i samverkan mellan akademi, andra offentliga aktörer och invånare.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samverkan i det offentliga gränslandet: Utmaningar och möjligheter i samverkan mellan akademi, andra offentliga aktörer och invånare
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Arbetet som ligger till grund för den här rapporten har gjorts inom Samverkansprojektet vilket är ett forskningsprojekt som initierats som en del av Samhällskontraktet (SK) och dess delprocess Hållbar samhällsutveckling (HSU). Både SK och HSU är organisatoriska samverkansytor för Västerås stad, Eskilstuna kommun, Region Västmanland, Landstinget Sörmland och Mälardalens högskola.

Samverkansprojektet har pågått i tre år, mellan 2015 och 2017, i det gränsland som etablerats mellan akademin, våra offentliga samarbetsparter och invånarna, vilket förklarar titeln på rapporten. Vårt konkreta mål med forskningsprojektet har varit att ”utveckla modeller/begrepp som gör det lättare för våra intressenter att förstå de organisatoriska problem de står inför vad gäller att lösa samhällsproblemen de ansvarar för”.

För att nå målet har flera mindre studier men också andra aktiviteter genomförts. Våra resultat har successivt växt fram och de har också spritts, och fortsätter spridas, på kon­ferenser, seminarier och olika typer av möten likväl som i både akademiska och populära skrifter.

Våra resultat och erfarenheter presenteras även i denna rapports åtta bidrag, där vi med hjälp av skiftande perspektiv, modeller och begrepp resonerar kring hur samverkan bättre kan förstås och förbättras. Varje kapitel avslutas med rubriken ”Läs mer” där den som vill fördjupa sig i det som tagits upp ges tips om vidare läsning. Rapporten sätter punkt för forskningsprojektet genom att formulera lättillgängliga texter som bygger på olika delar av vårt forskande och samverkande arbete.

Formen har vi valt för att bidra till ett gemensamt reflekterande hos dig och dem som du vill prata om samverkan med. Istället för färdiga svar, som man ofta hittar som resultat eller slutsatser i mer traditionella rapporter, vill vi att rapporten ska fungera som ett stöd till ett gemensamt utforskande och konstruktionen av gemensamma svar. Att undra tillsammans över problem med hjälp av det vi tar upp i den här rapporten, innebär en jämställd process där var och en bidrar med sitt perspektiv. Rapporten kan på detta sätt ses som ett verktyg för dig som arbetar med samverkan, kanske främst i offentlig sektor.

Publisher
p. 53
Series
Studies in Social Sciences / Arbetsrapport, ISSN 1654-0603 ; 2018:1
Keywords
Samverkan, hållbar samhällsutveckling, ledning, tillit, medborgarförslag, mellanrum, gränsland, New Public Management, kollaborativ innovation, takta, organisering, handlingsmönster, tankemönster, praktik, pratorganisation, handlingsorganisation, samverkanspraktik, projekt, legitimitet, handlingsutrymme, deltagarbaserad forskning
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37442 (URN)978-91-7485-365-0 (ISBN)
Projects
Styrning och samverkan i hållbar samhällsutveckling (SAV-projektet)
Available from: 2017-12-12 Created: 2017-12-12 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved
Hallin, A. & Maaninen-Olsson, E. (2018). Theorizing muddy practices in semi-temporary organizations. In: : . Paper presented at IRNOP, Melbourne, 10-12 Dec 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theorizing muddy practices in semi-temporary organizations
2018 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The projectification of organizations and the increased interest among researchers to developknowledge about temporary organizations has led to a lot of interesting work, most oftenfocusing on project-based organizations or firms. More scarce is research that focuses on howtemporary organizing takes place in permanent host-organizations that perform the larger partof their activities in processual, routine-based operations. Previous researchers have argued thatin such semi-temporary organizations, tensions emerge between the temporary and permanentdue to competing organizational logics. How these tensions are played out in daily workpractices is however not known. This paper addresses this gap, drawing on an in-depth casestudy of a waste management company. Using practice theory as an epistemological lens, weanalyze the practices involved the temporary organizing in the company in light of the fourbasic dimensions of a temporary organization, time, team, task and transition (Lundin &Söderholm, 1995). Doing so, we are able to theorize the “muddy” practices of temporaryorganizing in a permanent host-organization.

Keywords
temporary organizations, practices, projectification
National Category
Economics and Business Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42977 (URN)
Conference
IRNOP, Melbourne, 10-12 Dec 2018
Available from: 2019-04-11 Created: 2019-04-11 Last updated: 2019-04-11
Hallin, A. & Färm, C. (2017). Constructing the waste-scape – spacing practices in a waste management company. In: : . Paper presented at Opening the Bin - New perspectives on waste, culture and society from the humanities and the social sciences, Lund University, Helsingborg Campus, Sweden, April 27-28, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructing the waste-scape – spacing practices in a waste management company
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As the awareness of the need for strategies for sustainability has grown, the interest inwaste management has increased. With policy documents like Agenda 2030 and the European waste framework directive, waste management is on the agenda of international, national, regional and local governments, and the pressure to manage waste well is increasing, also in Sweden. The purpose with this paper is to explore how a waste management company deals with this increased pressure on an organisational level. We do so through by analysing a case.

The case is a mid-sized waste management company following the business model that is common among several waste management companies in Sweden. The business mode lincludes three types of activities: public service activities that collect solid waste from households, commercial establishments and industry; processing activities that transform this waste; and marketing activities that enable products and recycled material to re-enter the economy (Corvellec, Bramryd, & Hultman, 2012). Formerly a company owned by 12 municipalities, but since 2016 a municipal body of its own with representatives for the former owners (the municipalities) as executive board, the organisation has undergone great changes during the past year. It has taken over all members of (white collar) staff that previously worked at the municipalities with waste management issues and has today increased responsibility for what types of waste to collect and process. Today, the organisation totals about 250 employees, including administrators, managers, customer service, sales personnel, as well as waste management workers of various kinds. Semi-structured interviews have been undertaken with 21 managers at the company. In addition, an ethnographic approach has been used where the researcher has spent one day a week during 6 months at the company, observing and documenting meetings and participating in waste management activities. The empirical material consists of transcripts of the interviews, field notes and photos taken during the days at the company. In addition, this paper is written in collaboration with the director of the company, and together the authors have worked inductively, from a curious stance and shared interest in how organising happens on a micro-level and how this can explain what goes on in the company.

A first analysis of the empirical material shows that the multi market-exposure of four different and conflicting markets, the markets of politics; waste-as-material; technology; and commerce, that Corvellec & Bramryd has identified in another study of Swedish waste management companies not only exist also for this company (Corvellec & Bramryd, 2012).Our analysis however also shows that the logics of the four related markets not only play astrategic role for the company, but that they play out on an organisational level and on a day-to-day-basis, creating internal conflicts within the company. We then explore how the four logics are constructed by those voicing them, in time as well as in space. This way we are able to dismantle the spacing practices (Vásquez & Cooren,2013) of the waste scape of the waste management company is constructed; “waste scape” here referring to the organisation as a whole rather than to the physical place where waste is dumped and/or processed (cf Alley, 1998). These spacing practices disrupts the organising of the company and creates tensions, but at the same time seem to work as a basis for creativity and development (cf Drazin, Ann Glynn, & Kazanjian, 1999). We conclude that managing the conflicts that emerge as the different logics clash as different spacing practices take place on an organisational level on a day-to-day basis, is thus not only a strategic challenge (cf Corvellec & Bramryd, 2012), but a managerial and leadership challenge of waste management companies.

Keywords
waste, sustainability, practices
National Category
Economics and Business Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42978 (URN)
Conference
Opening the Bin - New perspectives on waste, culture and society from the humanities and the social sciences, Lund University, Helsingborg Campus, Sweden, April 27-28, 2017
Available from: 2019-04-11 Created: 2019-04-11 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
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