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  • 51.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Dobers, Peter
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    The Production of Stockholm for Tourists2007In: Guided tours and the city - Proceedings: Abstracts from a workshop in Göteborg, April 2007 / [ed] Petra Adolfsson & Rolf Solli, 2007, p. 6-7Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 52.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Färm, Carina
    Vafabmiljö AB, Sweden.
    Constructing the waste-scape – spacing practices in a waste management company2017Conference paper (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.

  • 53.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Guziana, Bozena
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Future Energy Center.
    Hoppe, Magnus
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Mörndal, Marie
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Styrning och samverkan för hållbar stadsutveckling - förstudierapport2014Report (Other academic)
  • 54.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Hansson, Claes
    KTH.
    Industrial Involvement in Engineering Education and Industrial Structural Change2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 55.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Helin, Jenny
    Uppsala universitet, campus Gotland.
    Intervjuer2018 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Greppbar metod

    Med den här boken vill författarna visa på intervjustudiens variationsrikedom. Även om intervju kan ses som en metod så finns det nämligen många olika sätt att genomföra en intervjustudie. Fyra intervjutyper beskrivs: den opartiska, den tolkande, den dialogiska och den kritiska. Intervjuandets hantverk,alltifrån planering till själva intervjusamtalet och skrivandet av en text diskuteras också, och viktiga frågor belyses med olika exempel från samhällsvetenskaplig forskning.

    Boken fungerar som stöd både när du genomför din egen studie och vid återkoppling på andras intervjustudier.

    Greppbar metod är en serie böcker om olika sätt att bedriva forskning. Från forskningsfråga till slutsats. Skrivna av erfarna forskare. För dig som är nyfiken. På nya tillvägagångssätt och gamla beprövade metoder. På nya insikter om samhället och hur man kan göra det komplexa och oöverskådliga greppbart.

  • 56.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Hoppe, Magnus
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Overcoming empty spaces: understanding co-operation between organizations as value-creation spaces2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the theoretical potential of space in relation to organizational co-operations and to probe what kind of ideas the use of the space concept brings forward applied on an empirical material. We do this by analyzing the habits of thought through which public servants in four different public organizations construct their organizations abilities for co-operation. Showing that they perceive their organizations as different, threatened and important based on their experiences of previous co-operations, we propose that such constructs contribute to their “empty space”-understanding of co-operations; i.e. their idea that it is difficult to overcome spaces created in-between co-operating organizations. Shifting the focus from the organizations participating in the cooperation, to the joint organizing of actions will enable us to redefine experienced difficulties as potential generative spaces, we argue, which creates better conditions for successful co-operation.

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  • 57.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Hoppe, Magnus
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Guziana, Bozena
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Future Energy Center.
    Mörndal, Marie
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Åberg, Michelle
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Mind the gap: understanding organisational collaboration2017Conference paper (Refereed)
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  • 58.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Ivory, Chris
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.
    Social Issues or the Social as an Issue—Rethinking Sociality in a Post-Digital Era2023In: Soziale Themen in Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftskommunikation / [ed] Christopher M. Schmidt, Sabine Heinemann, Volker Markus Banholzer, Martin Nielsen, Florian U. Siems, Springer, 2023, p. 111-123Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the post-digital era we are currently experiencing, digital technologies are becoming so ubiquitous that we have begun to take them for granted in our lives—at home as well as at work. The argument of this chapter is that this technological transformation is, in fact, a social revolution, and that this urges us to re-think what we mean with ‘the social’. The chapter starts by teasing out what makes the current technological transformation a social revolution. Then we unpack what the contemporary technological development does to the social. In so doing, we outline two existential concerns: the separation of humans and machines, and the proliferation of relationships to many others. Because of these reconfigurations, we argue, sociality needs to be reconceptualized in a way that also should be considered by those interested in communication. We end the chapter by elaborating on this.

  • 59.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Ivory, Chris
    Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.
    Uhlin, Anna
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Digital tools and work practices in groups: sociomaterial processes of visibility and invisibility2019Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 60.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Jakkola, Elina
    Turku School of Economics.
    Jerbrant, Anna
    KTH .
    How is service innovation organized in KIBS firms?: Towards a typology of service innovation practices2012In: Proceedings of the 19th International Product Development Management Conference, Manchester, June 17-19, 2012., 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 61. Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Jerbrant, A.
    Engwall, M.
    Organizational innovativity or industrialization?: Service managers view on competitive service work2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 62.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    KTH, Stockholm.
    Jerbrant, Anna
    KTH, Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Avd.).
    Engwall, Mats
    KTH, Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Avd.).
    Innovativity or industrialization?: Service managers’ views on competitive service work2009In: Nordic academy of Management: Business as usual, 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 63.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH.
    Artifacts as narratives and Narratives as artifacts – the touchable and the thinkable in organizing2001Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 64.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH.
    Digging wider and deeper: A critical approach to the study of project management2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 65.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH, Projektkommunikation.
    Digging wider and deeper: Revealing the hegemony of project studies2010In: International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, ISSN 1740-2891, E-ISSN 1740-2905, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 1-15Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Building on a brief illustration, this article discusses the need for new empirical fields and methods in project management research. This would not only provide novel insights into project practices and management, but would also entail questioning the hegemony (Gramsci, 1988) of project management and project research. We argue that the hegemony is upheld by, or perhaps even constructed through, the language and the ideal images of the area, developed by project researchers and used by project practitioners; adding to what could be called 'the social power' (Bourdieu, 1991) of those involved in what are called 'projects' and 'project management'. It is also argued that the social power of those familiar with 'projects' and 'project management' is sustained by the silence of all those involved in similar practices, but who do not master the terminology of project work.

  • 66.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH.
    Goal seeking and goal oriented projects - trajectories in the temporary organisation2015In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 368-378Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the theory development of “temporary organizing.” Design/methodology/approach – The paper advances the theory of the temporary organization by applying a process ontological-perspective.

    Findings – This research note conceptualizes “the temporary organization” as constantly changing across time and space; as shifting between two empirically driven modes: “goal seeking” and “goal oriented.” This is done through the shift of the trajectory of the particular “project” at hand. Practical implications – Based on the theoretical suggestions in the paper, further research is encouraged to find empirical support of and to develop its claims.

    Originality/value – Despite a call for taking the “organizing”-aspect of temporary organizations seriously, there is still a need for theory development of the area. By introducing the concept of “trajectories” into the studies of temporary organizations, the paper builds a theoretical framework through which such studies may be undertaken.

  • 67.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH, Sweden.
    Is organizing in projects sustainable? Exploring the long term responsibiity of project management2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 68.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    Is organizing in projects sustainable? Exploring the long term-responsibility of project management2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite calls for taking the “organizing”-aspect of temporary organizations seriously, there is still a need for theory development in this area. By applying the concept of “trajectories” to an empirical story of a project, this paper aims at re-conceptualizing “the temporary organization” as changing across time and space between two empirically driven modes; “goal seeking” and “goal oriented”. This is done, we argue, through shifts of the trajectory of the particular “project” at hand.

    Keywords Projects, Trajectory, Goal seeking, Goal oriented, Process ontology, Temporary organizations, Temporary organizing

  • 69.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH, Projektkommunikation.
    Managing Death: Corporate Social Responsibility and Tragedy2009In: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, ISSN 1535-3958, E-ISSN 1535-3966, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 206-216Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on the true story of the actions of a middle manager in a major industrial company after the unexpected death of one of his employees, while participating in one of the most important social rituals to humans and society - the creation of meaning of death - we take an analytical approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR). This is done by discussing the overlap between CSR and human resource management (HRM). The story induces us to question the upholding of CSR an HRM as separate theoretical fields, since the managerial practice seems to indicate that these have merged into one. Also, the story indicates that the borders between the 'private' and 'public' roles in managerial practice are blurred and that to be a middle manager today is quite complicated. The article finishes with a discussion on why the writing of policies may not be the answer to this problem.

  • 70.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH, Projektkommunikation.
    Narratives as artifacts and artifacts as narratives: The touchable and the thinkable2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 71.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, TinaRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development: ICTs for Mobility2010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 72.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH.
    Project overflow and the projectification of society - taking a step back2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 73.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Projektledning2015 (ed. 2)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 74.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan.
    Projektledning2012Book (Other academic)
  • 75.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH.
    The headache of what happens after projects – extending the ethical responsibility of project management2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 76.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH.
    Trajectories in temporary organizing: “goal seeking” and “goal oriented” projects”2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 77.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Abo Akad Univ, Dept Org & Management, Domkyrkogatan 3, Turku 20500, Finland.
    Karrbom-Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Div Construct & Facil Management, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Dobers, Peter
    Sodertorn Univ, Sch Social Sci, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Transition towards and of sustainability-Understanding sustainability as performative2021In: Business Strategy and the Environment, ISSN 0964-4733, E-ISSN 1099-0836, Vol. 4, p. 1948-1957Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our purpose is to explore the concept of "sustainability" when understood from a performative perspective, i.e. as a concept that is filled with meaning across time. Drawing on a 10 year-long study of the digital footprint of Stockholm Royal Seaport, claimed to be northern Europe's largest sustainable urban development district, we show that "sustainability" emerged as the project became associated with particular places, projects, histories, and technologies. This means that "sustainability" was local in that it was situated in the particular spatial context of the project; temporal in that it was situated in a particular time; and political in that it expressed particular values and perspectives. The study contributes to explaining why "sustainability" remains-and always will remain-a contested concept, which is why sustainability transitions are complex. Consequently, we suggest that the transition towards sustainability always involves the transition of sustainability, something that needs to be acknowledged in order for a transition to actually become sustainable.

  • 78.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Kärrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Dobers, Peter
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Translating sustainability in city development projects: The case of Stockholm Royal Seaport2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 79.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Åbo Akademi, Domkyrkotorget 3, Åbo, Finland.
    Lindell, Eva
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Jonsson, Bosse
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Uhlin, Anna
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Digital transformation and power relations. Interpretative repertoires of digitalization in the Swedish steel industry2022In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 38, no 1, article id 101183Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on how ideas of ‘digitalization’ are discursively constructed in the Swedish steel industry. Using a discursive psychology approach, we identify seven interpretative repertoires in the discursive practicing of digitalization: everyone-else, speed, competition, job loss, control, safety, and equality. Examining their functions and effects, we show that not only is digital transformation constructed as more productive, efficient, competitive, technologically advanced, safe, and equal, it also involves a shift towards the blue-collar worker being more vulnerable; a construction where she is able-minded but lonely, physically fragile, obtuse and unreliable, and a victim of a development beyond her control, forcing of her to acquire new competence. We conclude that this reproduces asymmetrical power relations between workers and companies, pushing the challenges of digital transformation to the workers. At the same time, we also see how these local discourses hold a possibility of tempering this asymmetry through the construct of togetherness of different contexts, bodies, and hierarchal levels, thus connecting steel industry workers of the future through the use of digital technology. 

  • 80.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Linnefell, William
    Västerås stad, Sweden.
    The Performative Construction of stakeholders and vetoplayers - the trajectories of ‘Strategy Work2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 81.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    KTH,Sweden.
    Lundevall, K.
    The City of Stockholm, Sweden.
    mCity: User focused development of mobile services within the city of Stockholm2008In: Evolutionary Concepts in End User Productivity and Performance: Applications for Organizational Progress, IGI Global , 2008, p. 268-280Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter presents the mCity Project, a project owned by the City of Stockholm, aiming at creating user-friendly mobile services in collaboration with businesses. Starting from the end-users' perspective, mCity focuses on how to satisfy existing needs in the community, initiating test pilots within a wide range of areas, from health care and education, to tourism and business. The lesson learned is that user focus creates involvement among end users and leads to the development of sustainable systems that are actually used after they have been implemented. This is naturally vital input not only to municipalities and governments but also for the IT/telecom industry at large. Using the knowledge from mCity, the authors suggest a new, broader definition of "m-government" which focuses on mobile people rather than mobile technology.

  • 82.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Maaninen-Olsson, Eva
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Theorizing muddy practices in semi-temporary organizations2018Conference 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.

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  • 83.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Mörndal, Marie
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    De-mystifying the practices of social innovation work - the mundande work of muddling through.2019Conference paper (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.

  • 84.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Nuur, C.
    Take me to the city. Where?2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 85.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Olsson, Anna
    Widström, Maria
    Change management2021Book (Other academic)
  • 86.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Olsson, Anna
    Widström, Maria
    Förändringsledning2019Book (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.

  • 87.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Schultz-Nybacka, Pamela
    Södertörns högskola.
    Santa Boss is coming to town: Vertical gift giving in an organizational context2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 88.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Schultz-Nybacka, Pamela
    Södertörns högskola.
    Stockholm reads: organizational identity through literary novels2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 89.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Sergi, Viviane
    Crevani, Lucia
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Hot stuff: gendering the academic2010In: ASCOS, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 90.
    Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    KTH, Sweden.
    Solli, RolfHandelshögskolan i Göteborg, Sweden.
    First International Research Forum on Guided Tours: Proceedings2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 91. Hallin, Anette
    et al.
    Solli, RolfHandelshögskolan i Göteborg, Sweden.
    First International Research Forum on Guided Tours: Proceedings2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 92.
    Hoppe, Magnus
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Guziana, Bozena
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Future Energy Center.
    Mörndal, Marie
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Samverkan i det offentliga gränslandet: Utmaningar och möjligheter i samverkan mellan akademi, andra offentliga aktörer och invånare2018Report (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.

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  • 93.
    Ingvarsson, Caroline
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland.
    Kier, C.
    PMG-Project Management Group, WU Wien, Wien, Austria.
    Project stakeholder engagement through gamification: what do we know and where do we go from here?2023In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 16, no 8, p. 152-181Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how gamification may be used for project stakeholder engagement. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the results of a systematic literature review of extant research concerning the gamification of projects. Based on this, an agenda for future studies is outlined. Findings: Extant research on the gamification of projects is scarce and scattered among various disciplines, but the engineering fields dominate. The research performed does indicate that gamification may be used for involving stakeholders in projects, primarily by promoting learning, but also by engaging them, motivating action and solving problems. Research limitations/implications: In several cases, extant research display poor quality in research design and a lack in cross-disciplinary perspectives, which means that more research is needed. The users’ perspective is often lacking. Furthermore, the ideas gamification might be “hidden” within other technologies. Practical implications: The findings of this research may assist project management practitioners in the endeavor of adopting gamification principles to better involve stakeholders. Originality/value: The study fills a gap in summarizing the research on how gamification may be used to promote project stakeholder engagement. Based on this, it proposes a research agenda for future research on the use of gamification to promote project stakeholder engagement.

  • 94. Ivory, Chris
    et al.
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Animals, social interaction and projects management2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Latour (1996) observes, drawing on Simian sociology, that the social, in its purest form, is a matter of engaging in face-to-face interaction. Rules, daily plans, relationships and social structures such as power, sexual relationships and alliances are established, interactively and collectively, and have to be constantly renewed through the ongoing work grooming, posturing and acting.

    Our question is whether this pure simian interactionism can provide a useful basis for shedding light on the nature and use of project tools. From a simian interactionist perspective, project tools substitute for, and in theory improve, the effectiveness of face- to-to face interactions; they create a turbo-charged interactionism. For example, the mere act of committing to writing an agreed work schedule, extends the durability of the 'structuring effects' of that initial interaction. This is because the interaction can be re- invoked without actually needing to 'reproduce' the meeting itself. However, creating something like a contract to replace on-going interaction also carries dangers – unanticipated effects. A simian group, by being in more or less constant line-of-sight of one another, will have an opportunity to monitor the behaviour of others and so will have on-going opportunities to re-assess whether a present action is appropriate or not. Circumstances, other unanticipated interactions, can render a written agreement ridiculous to some of the signatories. In the case of the simians, the arrival of a predator in that part of the forest may trigger a re-think about being there. A sudden change in behaviour in one monkey will trigger that re-think - even if they have not actually seen the predator themselves. However, in the human world, changing economic circumstances (for example a shift in the cost of labour or the cost of a service) can see

    1 Professor Chris Ivory, Acting Director of Institute of International Management Practice, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. chris.ivory@anglia.ac.uk

    2 Associate Professor Anette Hallin, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Västerås. anette.hallin@mdh.se

    1

    Abstract submitted to SCOS workshop, 11-14 July, Uppsala University, Sweden

    some firms bankrupted while others make fortunes; as their fortunes are 'bound' to the original, now out-dated agreement. Simians would not allow such a state of affairs. In a sense they are more, not less, rational. From this perspective it is ironic that project management tools are generally framed as a form of über-rationalism (Hodgson & Cicmil, 2006).

    Our paper will examine the effects of project tools by contrasting them against the less encumbered, and potentially more rational, world of simian ordering. To do so, we draw on Latour's ANT, Simian sociology and our own empirical research of a newly emerging project tool call Prindit. This is a tool which tries, at its root, to bring more line-of-sight between managers and the rest of the project. Prindit was developed with the aim of helping organizations to “move beyond traditional result-oriented measurements”3 by identifying and visualizing the status of the project on a weekly basis. It is a cloud-based B2B service developed by SICS; a Swedish research institute for applied information- and communication technology. Not only does the example of Prindit provide a nuanced understanding of tools in project management, highlighting the need, as with simian groups, for constant feedback; it also highlights how the social is constantly re- negotiated through, and mediated through, project tools.

    Reference

    Hodgson, D., & Cicmil, S. (Eds.). (2006). Making projects critical. New York: Palgrave. Latour, B. (1996). On Interobjectivity. Mind, Culture and Activity, 3(4), 228-245. 

  • 95.
    Ivory, Chris
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. Anglia Ruskin University, UK.
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Gävle university, Sweden.
    The opportunistic manager: can managers have a place in the sociomaterial?2023Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 96.
    Jaakkola, Elina
    et al.
    Univ Turku, Turku Sch Econ, Turku 20014, Finland..
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Organizational Structures for New Service Development2018In: The Journal of product innovation management, ISSN 0737-6782, E-ISSN 1540-5885, Vol. 35, no 2, p. 280-297Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 97.
    Jaramillo, Laura
    et al.
    Department of Organization and Management, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.
    Cozza, Michela
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Department of Organization and Management, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden; Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.
    Lammi, Inti José
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Gherardi, Silvia
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca sociale, Università di Trento, Trento, Italy.
    Readingwriting: becoming-together in a Composition2023In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we share with the reader our individual and collective experience of a reading circle organised during the pandemic, at a time of social distancing. The collective reading allowed ‘us’ to become-with other humans, non-humans, and more-than-humans with the materiality of different bodies. The reading circle allowed individual vulnerability to be shared in a process of becoming-together a multiple ‘Author’ who authored a ‘Composition’. We thus propose to the reader a Composition, in which we experiment with an embodied process of writing, where a drawing and words are mingled in-between poesy and prose. In their being intertwined, reading- and writing-together enabled a different ‘academicity’, emerging as an alternative to an individualistic experience of the neo-liberal Academia.

  • 98.
    Jonasson, Mikael
    et al.
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Centrum för samhällsanalys (CESAM).
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Stockholm University.
    Smith, Phil
    Plymouth University.
    Performing Guided Tours: Editorial2013In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 85-87Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 99.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, T.
    et al.
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation. Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.
    Dobers, P.
    Södertörn University, Flemingsberg, Sweden.
    Stakeholder involvement in distributed projects: a performative approach to large scale urban sustainable development projects and the case of Stockholm Royal SeaportIn: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433XArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The involvement of stakeholders in large scale urban sustainable development projects (LSUSDP.s) has proven difficult. The stakeholders are distributed across the geographical area, and they have stakes not only in the LSUSDP, but in the geographical location where the project takes place. To understand stakeholder management in “distributed projects”, we propose abandoning the “inside-out” perspective where the project is the point of departure, and focus on the emergence of stakeholders across time. Adopting such a performative, “outside-in,” perspective on the longitudinal and digital study of a LSUSDP, we are able to map how actors became stakeholders in the project through their actions. The paper makes four contributions. First, we reconceptualize stakeholder involvement by adopting a performative perspective, whereby “stakeholders” are envisaged as emergent and non-fixed. Second, we demonstrate how such a reconceptualization may be applied to the analysis of an empirical case. Third, we show that stakeholder involvement is not merely the result of stakeholder management but something that happens over time, through the material and discursive actions of those that become stakeholders. Finally, the paper contributes with an illustration of how the online, digital footprint, of a project may be useful to understand the emergence of a project. 

  • 100.
    Karrbom Gustavsson, Tina
    et al.
    KTH, Sweden.
    Hallin, Anette
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Rethinking dichotomization: A critical perspective on the use of “hard” and “soft” in project management research2014In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, E-ISSN 1873-4634, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 568-577Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper elaborates on the categorization – dichotomization – between “hard” and “soft” in project management research. This categorization is becoming more increasingly used in project management research for example by stating that some projects are “hard”, while other projects are “soft”, that some project skills are “hard”, while other project skills are “soft” etc. The aim is to discuss this dichotomization as an example of hierarchization – a power struggle between opposites – within project management research and literature and acknowledge the effects for project management research and practice of unreflective upholding of this dichotomy. We provide a critical review and discussion of stage-gate models as an example of “hard” project management approaches, and agile methods as an example of “soft” approaches to project management and acknowledge that in project management practice, it seems as if “hard” and “soft” approaches are most often combined. Hence, this dichotomy seems to be upheld by the research community while practitioners show a more holistic perspective to project management.

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