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Bojesson, C., Backström, T. & Bjurström, E. (2015). Exploring tensions between creativity and control in product development projects. In: DS 80-3 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN (ICED 15): VOL 3: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring tensions between creativity and control in product development projects
2015 (English)In: DS 80-3 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN (ICED 15): VOL 3: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

To sustain organizational performance in dynamic contexts, organizations must be able to change through innovation while still continuing to perform in the short term. Central to successful innovation is to understand and manage tensions, paradoxes, contradictions, and dilemmas. This paper will present empirical data from a single case study discussed in relation to institutional theory in connection to organizational tensions and conflicts. Results show examples of a strong focus on proactive approaches with attempts to control and manage product development projects in a strict manner, even though the organization is acting in a context characterized by uncertainty with a need for creativity and a reactive approach. This shows a lacking understanding of what is required of the project process in this context and the tensions created between the strict process control and the dynamic environment. Conclusions point at the need for both creativity and control in the management of product development projects. However, there is a risk of strong institutions preventing organizations from recognizing the need for change.

Keywords
Organisation of product development; Project management; Creativity; Control
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-27495 (URN)000366981200025 ()2-s2.0-84979900414 (Scopus ID)978-1-904670-66-7 (ISBN)
Conference
20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED)
Available from: 2015-02-10 Created: 2015-02-10 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved
Johanson, U. & Bjurström, E. (2015). Following the adoption of Japanese IC-guidelines during 10 years. The Japan Intellectual Capital Management Journal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Following the adoption of Japanese IC-guidelines during 10 years
2015 (English)In: The Japan Intellectual Capital Management JournalArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Intellectual capital, Japan
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29610 (URN)
Available from: 2015-11-24 Created: 2015-11-24 Last updated: 2018-01-26Bibliographically approved
Yao, J. & Bjurström, E. (2014). Trends and challenges of future IC reporting: Experiences from Japan. In: Intellectual Capital in Organizations: Non-Financial Reports and Accounts: (pp. 277-296). Taylor and Francis Inc.
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2014 (English)In: Intellectual Capital in Organizations: Non-Financial Reports and Accounts, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2014, p. 277-296Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis Inc., 2014
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31661 (URN)2-s2.0-84967222067 (Scopus ID)9781317814726 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-05-27 Created: 2016-05-26 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Johanson, U., Bjurström, E. & Fischer, T. (2012). Intellectual capital disclosures and investrors' perceptions of a company's reputation - an international perspective. In: Fischer, T. und Wulf, I. (Ed.), Wissenbilanzen im Mittelstand: (pp. 125-142). Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intellectual capital disclosures and investrors' perceptions of a company's reputation - an international perspective
2012 (English)In: Wissenbilanzen im Mittelstand / [ed] Fischer, T. und Wulf, I., Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag , 2012, p. 125-142Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper attempts to extend the understanding of the interaction between firms and investors with respect to the role of intellectual capital disclosure. Due to the quickly intensifying interest of firms and policy-makers in intellectual capital disclosure (as regards, for example, intellectual capital statements, social responsibility reporting, and integrated reporting), there is an urgent need to study the role of intellectual capital disclosure in building and maintaining corporate reputation. Using two empirical investigations with a focus on human capital as core element of intellectual capital—a German experiment and a Swedish focus group study—as points of departure, this paper argues that there is a need for complementary investigations of contextual, social character, and other approaches in studies of the interface between accounting and finance. The paper begins with a very brief overview of prior research on human capital disclosure. Sections 2 and 3 discuss the German and Swedish studies, followed by an analysis in section 4, where the concept of ‘reputation’ is introduced. In the concluding section 5, suggestions for further exploration are made.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag, 2012
Keywords
Intellectual capital disclosures, human capital, fund managers
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-24560 (URN)978-3-7910-3279-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-02-27 Created: 2014-02-27 Last updated: 2015-02-06Bibliographically approved
Bjurström, E. (2012). Japan: Third Generation Intellectual Capital. The Japan Intellectual Capital Journal, 1
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2012 (English)In: The Japan Intellectual Capital Journal, Vol. 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Intellectual capital (IC) is experiencing a revival in both theoretical and practical respects. The expansion of the IC agenda not only means a geographical spread but also means an expansion of the IC agenda into broader domains of experiences and understandings of its basic concepts, its measurement and its possible usages. It wouldn't be surprising if the distinct Japanese contribution to further theorization may be found in the experience and tradition of Japanese management and the specific assumptions and practices associated with it.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-17458 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2015-07-09Bibliographically approved
Bjurström, E. (2012). Minding the contexts of mindfulness in quality management. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 29(6), 699-713
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Minding the contexts of mindfulness in quality management
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, ISSN 0265-671X, E-ISSN 1758-6682, Vol. 29, no 6, p. 699-713Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to point out the potential for further theorizing of the concept of mindfulness, by extending and nuancing present accounts of East-West dichotomies in relation to the concept. Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes the form of a literature review. Findings – Dichotomies of Western and Eastern approaches to mindfulness can be extended by analyzing key elements of their respective philosophies, notably through their different views on permanence versus impermanence, uni-directional versus mutual causality and conceptual versus non-conceptual knowledge. Through these key elements, a more nuanced picture of Eastern and Western elements can be identified in relation to quality management research and practice. The dual roots in Eastern and Western contexts point at the potential for further theorizing inherent in the concept of mindfulness. Originality/value – This paper takes a broad and nuancing view on present dichotomies of Eastern and Western accounts on mindfulness and points at the concept’s future potential.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-17457 (URN)10.1108/02656711211245674 (DOI)2-s2.0-84863465916 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Berglund, K., Bjurström, E., Dahlquist, E., Hallén, L., Johanson, U. & Segelod, E. (2011). Conclusions and Directions for Future Research on Industrial Renewal (200ed.). In: Esbjörn Segelod, Karin Berglund, Erik Bjurström, Erik Dahlquist, Lars Hallén and Ulf Johanson (Ed.), Studies in Industrial Renewal: Coping with Changing Contexts (pp. 455-471). Västerås: Mälardalen University
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2011 (English)In: Studies in Industrial Renewal: Coping with Changing Contexts / [ed] Esbjörn Segelod, Karin Berglund, Erik Bjurström, Erik Dahlquist, Lars Hallén and Ulf Johanson, Västerås: Mälardalen University , 2011, 200, p. 455-471Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2011 Edition: 200
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-13485 (URN)978-91-7485-038-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-13 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2014-02-27Bibliographically approved
Segelod, E., Berglund, K., Bjurström, E., Dahlquist, E., Hallén, L. & Johanson, U. (Eds.). (2011). Studies in Industrial Renewal: Coping with Changing Contexts (200ed.). Västerås: Mälardalen University
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2011 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this book is to provide a picture of ongoing research at Mälardalen University in order to create a point of departure for future research on industrial renewal. Many aspects of industrial renewal are dealt with by the researchers who contributed to this book. Some of them focus on functional aspects such as distribution channels and management accounting and control. Others deal with broad perspectives such as strategies and entrepreneurship, and still others consider specific empirical fields such as the institutions of society, and the energy sector.

Our exposition identifies a need for further research into classical problems such as how to best exploit new ideas in established firms, as well as how to infuse new approaches and attitudes into going concerns, the role of the characteristics of industrial networks, geographical distance, the labour market, and the institutions of society in such renewal processes, and the need for more in-depth process research in order to further develop theory and practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2011. p. viii+471 Edition: 200
Keywords
industriell förnyelse, industrial renewal, industrial rejuvenation, industrial change, technological change
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-13479 (URN)978-91-7485-038-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-13 Last updated: 2014-02-27Bibliographically approved
Mårtensson, M. & Bjurström, E. (2010). Mer mätning bättre styrning?. In: Nils Brunsson (Ed.), Företagsekonomins frågor (pp. 164-171). Stockholm: SNS Förlag
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2010 (Swedish)In: Företagsekonomins frågor / [ed] Nils Brunsson, Stockholm: SNS Förlag , 2010, p. 164-171Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SNS Förlag, 2010
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organization
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-11677 (URN)978-91-86203-55-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-02-01 Created: 2011-02-01 Last updated: 2018-04-23Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4572-9623

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