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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
Crevani, L. (2019). Privilege in place: How organisational practices contribute to meshing privilege in place. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 35(2), Article ID UNSP 101035.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Privilege in place: How organisational practices contribute to meshing privilege in place
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 35, no 2, article id UNSP 101035Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Studies of social difference have often focused on segregation and oppression, leaving out the ‘up -side of discrimination’: privilege. Privilege is the unrecognised advantage positioning certain people in a favoured state and systematically conferring power on groups of people in specific contexts. Privilege is also situated: it accumulates in place. Building on processual understanding of space and place, the purpose of this paper is to add to our understanding of processes of privilege accumulation in place by exploring the relationship between privilege and place when both are considered processes rather than entities. Building on Doreen Massey’s work (2005, 2011) for analysing an empirical case, Nordic Outdoor, the article shows that privilege can be understood as meshed in place: privilege accumulates in the same process of configuring trajectories that gives shape to the place in which privilege emerges. Mobilising the concept of place, trajectories and power geometries enables us to direct our attention to constructions of convergence. These concepts are thus not only helpful in studying privilege and power, but they also allow us to treat privilege accumulation as sociomaterial process, taking form locally as the throwntogetherness of a place is negotiated, but also related to many other places and times.

Keywords
Privilege, Place, Organisational place, Sociomateriality, Organisational practices, Privilege in place, Intersectionality, Space
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-41783 (URN)10.1016/j.scaman.2018.09.002 (DOI)000476963800004 ()2-s2.0-85055288558 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2018-12-20 Created: 2018-12-20 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved
Crevani, L. & Cozza, M. (2018). COMPLEMENTARY REPRESENTATIONAL PRACTICES FOR ARTICULATING MATTERS OF CONCERN. In: PIN-C: the 5 th Participatory Innovation Conference: . Paper presented at PIN-C: the 5 th Participatory Innovation Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>COMPLEMENTARY REPRESENTATIONAL PRACTICES FOR ARTICULATING MATTERS OF CONCERN
2018 (English)In: PIN-C: the 5 th Participatory Innovation Conference, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Matters of concern can be defined as complicated, engaging, diverse, fragile, and situated issue for which we care. Researchers can contribute to articulating them. In this paper, we discuss one methodological aspect that influences the articulation of matters of concern by applying a participatory design approach. By referring to workshops organized for studying the introduction of welfare technology for older people, we argue that combining different representational practices both enables and constrains the participants’ agency. Enabling and constraining depends on the performativity of the sociomateriality of the practice of method and the analysis of such aspects lead to the articulation of matters of concern.

Keywords
matter of concern, representation, representational practice
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37435 (URN)
Conference
PIN-C: the 5 th Participatory Innovation Conference
Projects
SInSHV3D
Funder
VINNOVA, 2016-03170
Available from: 2017-12-10 Created: 2017-12-10 Last updated: 2018-05-28Bibliographically approved
Andersson, C., Cozza, M., Crevani, L. & Schunnesson, J. (2018). Infrastructuring for remote night monitoring: Frictions in striving for transparency when digitalising care service. In: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: Exploratory Papers, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies. Paper presented at ECSCW 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Infrastructuring for remote night monitoring: Frictions in striving for transparency when digitalising care service
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: Exploratory Papers, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The question of how to organise for the introduction of a new service involving the interaction of humans and technologies is both crucial and challenging. Convergence between the community of practice using the technology and the design of the technology is crucial for the technology to become meaningful and usable. While processes of convergence are challenging in themselves, they become more complex if several communities of practice are going to use and collaborate around/through the technology. The co-presence of different communities of practice is a common situation when delivering public welfare services. In particular, the development of welfare technology is a context rich in potential frictions, making convergence challenging. By mobilising the concept of transparency, we analyse the process of implementation of remote night monitoring and highlight how transparency is related to different aspects. Such analysis reveals that processes of convergence are related in this context not only to frictions shared with other settings, but also to specific frictions related to matters of concern in welfare services. This leads us to discuss whether digitalised care services can be argued as still having a human side or not.

Keywords
infrastructuring, transparency, home-care, welfare technology
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-39044 (URN)
Conference
ECSCW 2018
Projects
SInSHV3DDigMa
Funder
VINNOVA, 2016-03170
Available from: 2018-04-19 Created: 2018-04-19 Last updated: 2018-05-28
Crevani, L. (2018). Is there leadership in a fluid world?: Exploring the ongoing production of direction in organizing. Leadership, 4(1), 83-109
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is there leadership in a fluid world?: Exploring the ongoing production of direction in organizing
2018 (English)In: Leadership, ISSN 1742-7150, E-ISSN 1742-7169, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 83-109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the idea of leadership being a process is clearly stated in leadership definitions, most researchers focus on individuals rather than observing and studying processes. This contradiction has been highlighted by a number of scholars turning to leadership processes and practices, thereby drawing attention to the interactional and social aspects of the phenomenon. Such contributions mostly take process perspectives in which entities still play an important role. In this article, I therefore aim at contributing to leadership studies based on a process ontology by exploring one central aspect of leadership work, the production of direction, processually. I do so by building on geographer Massey’s conception of space, thus adding a spatial dimension that enables me to conceptualize direction as the development of an evolving relational configuration. In order to empirically explore such a conceptualization, two constructs are proposed: the construction of positions and the construction of issues. The reading of leadership work thus produced leads me to suggest ‘clearing for action’ as a means of conveying the spatio-temporal and constructive (reality constructing) character of leadership work.

Keywords
relational leadership, Leadership work, process ontology, space, talk and leadership, space of action, leadership practice, positions, issues, direction, positioning
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30035 (URN)10.1177/1742715015616667 (DOI)000424656400005 ()2-s2.0-85041820449 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
Cozza, M. & Crevani, L. (2018). Matters of concern in welfare technology. In: : . Paper presented at EASST, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Matters of concern in welfare technology
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43032 (URN)
Conference
EASST, 2018
Available from: 2019-04-06 Created: 2019-04-06 Last updated: 2019-06-04Bibliographically approved
Crevani, L. & Endrissat, N. (2018). New furniture, but no new spirit: When collaborative workspaces don’t work (as planned). In: : . Paper presented at the 2nd RGCS Symposium, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New furniture, but no new spirit: When collaborative workspaces don’t work (as planned)
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37514 (URN)
Conference
the 2nd RGCS Symposium, 2018
Available from: 2017-12-20 Created: 2017-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-22Bibliographically approved
Hallin, A., Crevani, L., Ivory, C. & Mörndal, M. (2017). Digitalisation and work: Sociomaterial entanglements in steel production. In: : . Paper presented at NFF, Nordisk företagsekonomisk förening, Bodø, Norge.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalisation and work: Sociomaterial entanglements in steel production
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to theorize how different sociomaterial entanglements affect work practices. Based on a qualitative case study, we compare and contrast three empirical Factory-cases; the Non-digital-and-non-lean factory; the Somewhat-digital-and-lean factory; and the More-thoroughly-digital-factory. When comparing these three cases, we are able to show that the different sociomaterial entanglements enact different spheres of concern. The contribution of the paper lies in its’ unveiling of how the spheres of concern differ in terms of temporal orientation and localization, and depending on the entanglement of technologies and production management models. 

Keywords
sociomaterial, entanglement, matter of concern, digitalization
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37515 (URN)
Conference
NFF, Nordisk företagsekonomisk förening, Bodø, Norge
Projects
Digitized management – what can we learn from England and Sweden?
Funder
VINNOVA, 2016-05073
Available from: 2017-12-20 Created: 2017-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-22Bibliographically approved
Cozza, M. & Crevani, L. (2017). Panel on "Ageing and Technologies". In: : . Paper presented at The International Society for Information Studies Summit 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Panel on "Ageing and Technologies"
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Ageing; Interdisciplinary
National Category
Engineering and Technology Computer and Information Sciences
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34908 (URN)
Conference
The International Society for Information Studies Summit 2017
Projects
HV3D; SInS
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2017-02-17 Created: 2017-02-17 Last updated: 2018-05-28Bibliographically approved
Crevani, L. & Hallin, A. (2017). Performative narcissism: When organizations are made successful, admirable, and unique through narcissistic work. Management Learning, 48(4), 431-452
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performative narcissism: When organizations are made successful, admirable, and unique through narcissistic work
2017 (English)In: Management Learning, ISSN 1350-5076, E-ISSN 1461-7307, Vol. 48, no 4, p. 431-452Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dramatic stories of corporate crises appear in newspapers and magazines all over the world; one explanation offered by scholars has been that the affected organization suffered (literally) from narcissism. As responsible, ethical, non-narcissistic behavior is claimed to be crucial for management, the purpose of this article is to advance our knowledge about narcissism in organizations by developing an understanding of which organizational work enacts organizations as successful, admired, and unique. The dominant use of narcissism as a pathological condition limits the possibility to learn about organizing processes since it provides simplistic explanations. By introducing the notion of performative narcissism, we re-focus attention from the pathological condition of organizations to potentially pervasive organizational practices. Thus, we see that narcissistic work is a sociomaterial process not limited to organizational borders, but connecting and enrolling people, artifacts, animals, and places into mutually dependent, shifting, and composite assemblages that emerge through practices reproducing the organization as successful and unique.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017
Keywords
Expressive organization, narcissistic work, organizational narcissism, performative narcissism, performativity, sociomaterial
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-36296 (URN)10.1177/1350507617692295 (DOI)000407907100004 ()2-s2.0-85027841741 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2294-7898

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