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Barratt, T., Sandström, J. & Ellem, B. (2024). Remaking the socio-spatial fix: Actors, time and crisis in two iron ore towns. Environment and planning A
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Remaking the socio-spatial fix: Actors, time and crisis in two iron ore towns
2024 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The ‘spatial fix’ has been central to economic geography for nearly 50 years, examining capitalist development through both stability and change. Harvey’s original conceptions of the fix prioritised capital’s capacity to fix space to accumulate and forestall crisis. We continue this by considering the ‘socio-spatial fix’, allowing closer investigation of who makes the landscapes of capitalism, and how actor choices and actor inter- and intra-relationships forestall crises of accumulation. We show how crisis, time and actors are central to making and re-making socio-spatial fixes and in turn to understanding both the socio-spatial dialectic and the spatial fix. Empirically, we compare two remote but globally networked mining towns, Kiruna, Sweden and Newman, Australia. Mining towns are rewarding case-studies because capital’s relative immobility and the dominance of a single industry make strikingly clear how both production and social reproduction are remade. We enrich general theorisations in three ways, by explaining: first, how crisis-threatening events require renegotiation of socio-spatial arrangements; second, how time and timing are critical in remaking fixes; third, how actor agency and heterogeneity are central because the actors who make fixes change over time and are in complex relationships with each other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2024
Keywords
Socio-spatial fix, agency, time, mining, crisis
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-105167 (URN)10.1177/0308518x241247733 (DOI)
Note

Full text: CC BY license

Available from: 2024-04-19 Created: 2024-04-19 Last updated: 2024-04-19
Sandström, J. (2023). 30 högskolepoäng i tvivel.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>30 högskolepoäng i tvivel
2023 (Swedish)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Publisher
p. 29
National Category
Performing Arts
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-102690 (URN)
Available from: 2023-11-22 Created: 2023-11-22 Last updated: 2024-05-21
Bosdotter, S., Wellborg, T. & Sandström, J. (2022). Why Fighter Pilots are Leaving the Swedish Armed Forces – and how to Retain them. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, 5(1), 364-378
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why Fighter Pilots are Leaving the Swedish Armed Forces – and how to Retain them
2022 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, E-ISSN 2596-3856, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 364-378Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The number of fighter pilots in Sweden retiring from service, many prematurely, currently exceeds the number of those being trained to replace them. This article examines the factors and circumstances related to the work motivation of pilots and what the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) can do to retain them. It examines the perspectives of fighter pilots serving today and those who have chosen to leave the SAF since 2013, providing descriptions of different ideal professional types and what might provoke them to leave the profession, or motivate them to stay longer. Four ideal types of pilots are identified. These ideal types are (a) the extrinsically motivated; (b) the high-performing; (c) the family-oriented; and (d) the specialist. This article supports the idea that there is no single inducement for fighter pilots to leave the SAF. Our recommendations for retaining pilots differ depending on type and experience level. While increased salaries and better retirement agreements are essential, local career opportunities, less time away from family, more administrative support to squadrons, long-term career planning, rewarding challenges, and opportunities to study are also important. Some uniquely positive aspects, such as serving a higher purpose, flying experiences, and squadron community, motivate fighter pilots to remain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scandinavian Military Studies, 2022
Keywords
work motivation, armed forces, job satisfaction, Sweden, retention, fighter pilot
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-93991 (URN)10.31374/sjms.135 (DOI)2-s2.0-85149620114 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2022;Nivå 1;2022-11-10 (hanlid)

Available from: 2022-11-10 Created: 2022-11-10 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Sandström, J. & Persson, C. (2021). Corporate paternalism on the rocks: a historical analysis of power relations in a mining town. Management & Organizational History, 16(3-4), 183-203
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate paternalism on the rocks: a historical analysis of power relations in a mining town
2021 (English)In: Management & Organizational History, ISSN 1744-9359, E-ISSN 1744-9367, Vol. 16, no 3-4, p. 183-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article challenges a common position in research on company towns that corporate paternalism is relevant in the formative years, but then fades away due to urbanization, democratization and improved communications. But, paternalism, just as the phenomenon of company towns, lives on. Relating paternalistic practices to the company’s relation to the state, the worker collective, the built environment, community services, and to the affective and moral dimension, we trace corporate paternalism in the mining town of Kiruna, located in the Swedish Arctic, from the late 19th century when the mine and the town were established, through the critical phases when it is under most pressure. The article highlights how paternalism finds new ways and to some extent remains in effect, thus characterizing power relations between management and labor over time. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2021
Keywords
Company town, Kiruna, mining, paternalism, power relations
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Accounting and Control; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-87169 (URN)10.1080/17449359.2021.1977142 (DOI)000696882800001 ()2-s2.0-85115183619 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2022;Nivå 2;2022-06-02 (sofila);

Forskningsfinansiär: Handelsbanken research council (P2016-0158:1)

Available from: 2021-09-21 Created: 2021-09-21 Last updated: 2022-06-02Bibliographically approved
Sandström, J. & Jensen, T. (2021). Gruvans makt. Luleå: Black Island Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gruvans makt
2021 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

En gång i tiden satt gruvnäringen och Kiruna ihop. Ett ömsesidigt beroende som ändrats med tiden. Men vad händer när gruvbolaget inte behöver Kirunaborna i samma utsträckning? När bolaget mer och mer förlitar sig på arbetskraft i form av fly-in fly-out? När fast anställda kan ersättas av entreprenörer? När allt färre händer behövs för att få upp malmen? 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Black Island Books, 2021. p. 152
National Category
Work Sciences Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-88041 (URN)978-91-88-64534-0 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2014-0841
Available from: 2021-11-29 Created: 2021-11-29 Last updated: 2022-11-10Bibliographically approved
Jensen, T. & Sandström, J. (2020). Fly-in/fly-out and the fragmentation of communities: A case study of a uranium mine on indigenous land. Journal of Rural Studies, 78, 78-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fly-in/fly-out and the fragmentation of communities: A case study of a uranium mine on indigenous land
2020 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 78, p. 78-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article presents a case analysis of the work regime at a uranium mine, located on indigenous land in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. All the miners are flown in and out (FIFO), and with nearly half the workforce coming from different indigenous communities. We ask how the miners participate in and experience life as FIFO workers, and enrol the community concept in the analysis. Defining community as not merely a group of people or a place but also, in the wake of Tönnies’ classic work, as a matter of attitude, the case analysis reveals a community at work but fragmentation of indigenous communities off work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Capitalism, Community, Fly-in/fly-out, Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft, Indigenous, Mining, Work regime
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-80046 (URN)10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.05.009 (DOI)000567798200008 ()2-s2.0-85086427000 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 2;2020-06-26 (alebob)

Available from: 2020-06-26 Created: 2020-06-26 Last updated: 2020-09-24Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Lindberg, M., Wennberg, P., Sandström, J., Udén, M. & Wikberg-Nilsson, Å. (2020). Gender Smart Arena. Gender Smart Arena
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender Smart Arena
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2020 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Gender Smart Arena, 2020
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Industrial Design; Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-87352 (URN)
Available from: 2021-10-04 Created: 2021-10-04 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Ellem, B., Sandström, J. & Persson, C. (2020). Neoliberal trajectories in mining: Comparing Malmfälten and the Pilbara. European journal of industrial relations, 26(3), 297-312
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neoliberal trajectories in mining: Comparing Malmfälten and the Pilbara
2020 (English)In: European journal of industrial relations, ISSN 0959-6801, E-ISSN 1461-7129, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 297-312Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We compare the iron ore sectors and mining regions of Malmfälten in Sweden and the Pilbara in Australia. Both are physically isolated and the product is economically vital, but we find differences in industrial relations which accord with what would be expected in coordinated and liberal market economies. A closer examination, attentive to history and geography and in which changes in institutional form and function are highlighted, reveals, however, that these differences are more apparent than real, and that there is a common neoliberal trajectory. This analysis also suggests that changes in these sites at times drive transformations in national industrial relations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
Australia, comparative industrial relations, geography, history, mining, neoliberalism, region, sector, Sweden
National Category
History Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73889 (URN)10.1177/0959680119847873 (DOI)000551971300005 ()2-s2.0-85065677025 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 2;2020-08-17 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-05-09 Created: 2019-05-09 Last updated: 2021-12-13Bibliographically approved
Jensen, T. & Sandström, J. (2020). Organizing rocks: Actor-network theory and space. Organization, 27(5), 701-716
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizing rocks: Actor-network theory and space
2020 (English)In: Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, E-ISSN 1461-7323, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 701-716Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In an ethnography of the organizing of an underground mine, this article critically engages with actor–network theory’s theorizing of space, particularly the risk of drifting into spatial pluralism. Inspired by Annemarie Mol’s The Body Multiple, a space multiple approach is enrolled in which seemingly disparate enactments of the mining operations are understood in terms of coexistence and difference, inclusion and exclusion. Such an account attempts to cast aside a kind of neatness that jeopardizes the empirical openness that makes actor–network theory so fruitful to work with in organization studies dealing with spatial complexity. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
Actor–network theory, ethics, mining, organizing, politics, power, space
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Accounting and Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73835 (URN)10.1177/1350508419842715 (DOI)000566181700004 ()2-s2.0-85065194859 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2014-0841
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 2;2020-09-21 (alebob)

Available from: 2019-05-03 Created: 2019-05-03 Last updated: 2020-09-21Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Lindberg, M., Wennberg, P., Udén, M., Sandström, J. & Wikberg-Nilsson, Å. (2020). Rikare affärsmodeller: För ett inkluderande värdeskapande i företag och organisationer. Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rikare affärsmodeller: För ett inkluderande värdeskapande i företag och organisationer
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2020 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Här presenterar vi ramverket för RIKARE affärsmodeller. Ramverket som tagits fram inom ramen Gender Smart Arena vid Luleå tekniska universitet syftar till att bidra till företags och organisationer förändringsarbete mot inkluderande affärs- och verksamhetsmodeller. Ramverket utgör ett delmoment, ett komplement till det digitala verktyget ”Richer business models” (richerbusiness.eu). En affärsmodell är den plan enligt vilken ett företag sköter sin affärsverksamhet. Medvetenhet och reflekterande förståelse kring vad som skapar värde i företag möjliggör förändring. I detta ramverk bidrar vi med övningar och utmaningar som tar ert företag eller organisation till nästa steg i ert förändringsarbete. Företag och organisationer drivs av människor och det är också människor som skapar värde och åstadkommer förändring. I ramverket rikare affärsmodeller fångas affärsmodellens förändringsarbete utifrån flera dimensioner; från olika ”platser” (fysiskt, digital, socialt), situationer, roller och agerande, dvs det som sker och inte sker i företaget eller organisationen.

Genom ramverket RIKARE affärsmodeller kan företag och organisationer ta ytterligare steg mot förbättrad konkurrenskraft och ansvarstagande för att skapa nya värden. Ta på dig de inkluderande glasögonen och bege dig ut i världen – var normkritisk och normkreativ – var aldrig rädd att förändr

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2020. p. 41
Keywords
inkludering, jämställdhet, affärsmodeller
National Category
Business Administration Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Industrial Design; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Accounting and Control; Centre - Centre for Distance-Spanning Technology (CDT)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-82588 (URN)
Funder
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)Norrbotten County CouncilRegion Västerbotten
Note

Finansiär: Luleå kommun; Piteå kommun; Skellefteå kommun

Available from: 2021-01-20 Created: 2021-01-20 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
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Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0786-5018

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