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Lindberg, M., Johansson, M. & Österlind, H. (2019). Design teams: A participatory path to socially transformative innovation?. Forskning & Forandring, 2(1), 25-38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Design teams: A participatory path to socially transformative innovation?
2019 (English)In: Forskning & Forandring, ISSN 2535-5279, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 25-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates how a design team with researchers and participants from different parts and levels of an organisation may function as a participatory method for socially transformative innovation. The experiences gained by a design team in one of Sweden’s major forestry companies are examined through a participatory, single case study approach, in which researchers and employees jointly developed new insights and ideas. The results reveal that the design team functioned well in terms of channelling the participants’ expertise and experiences into innovative ideas, but less well as regards aligning the latter with the company’s regular management procedures, thus reducing the function of the design team to an abstract symbol of organisational ‘modernity’, rather than an effective instrument for social transformation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing, 2019
Keywords
Design team, gender, innovation, participatory, transformation
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Industrial Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-74859 (URN)10.23865/fof.v2.1235 (DOI)
Funder
Vinnova
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 1;2019-06-24 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-06-21 Created: 2019-06-21 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K., Andersson, E., Johansson, M. & Lidestav, G. (2019). The Discursive Resistance of Men to Gender-equality Interventions: Negotiating “Unjustness”and “Unnecessity”in Swedish Forestry. Men and Masculinities, 22(2), 177-196
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Discursive Resistance of Men to Gender-equality Interventions: Negotiating “Unjustness”and “Unnecessity”in Swedish Forestry
2019 (English)In: Men and Masculinities, ISSN 1097-184X, E-ISSN 1552-6828, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 177-196Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article adds to the understanding of men’s discursive resistance in relation to gender-equality interventions at work. Using Swedish men forestry professionals as the empirical base, the result shows how discursive resistance were performative acts, part of the construction of the same gender-equality interventions and organizational contexts that they were perceived to describe. In this case, direct opposition to gender equality provided a limited discursive position and sets of logics available in practice. Instead, the possibilities to renegotiate gender-equality interventions as unjust and unnecessary required, we conclude that the industry’s ambition to hire and promote more women was perceived to have led to the use of affirmative action and the disruption of meritocratic principles and that the problems of gender equality were placed in the traditional forestry and among “prejudiced old men,” as oppose to the more “modern” and “women friendly” forestry of today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
masculinity, discursive resistance, gender-equality intervention, men's resistance, Swedish forestry
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Human Work Sciences; Industrial Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63432 (URN)10.1177/1097184X17706400 (DOI)000468978800003 ()2-s2.0-85065864144 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-06-20 (johcin)

Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E., Johansson, M., Lidestav, G. & Lindberg, M. (2018). Constituting gender and gender equality through policy: the political of gender mainstreaming in the Swedish forest industry. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 37(8), 763-779
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constituting gender and gender equality through policy: the political of gender mainstreaming in the Swedish forest industry
2018 (English)In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, ISSN 2040-7149, E-ISSN 2040-7157, Vol. 37, no 8, p. 763-779Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

In Sweden, gender mainstreaming policies have a long political history. As part of the national gender equality strategy of the Swedish forest industry, the ten largest forestry companies committed themselves to gender mainstream their policies. Limiting the impact of policies and the agency of change, the purpose of this paper is to focus on the varied and conflicting meanings and constitution of the concepts, the problem and, in extent, the organisational realities of gender mainstreaming.

Design/methodology/approach

In both, implementation and practice, gender mainstreaming posse challenges on various levels and by analysing these documents as practical texts from the WPR-approach. This paper explores constructions of gender and gender equality and their implications on the practice and the political of gender mainstreaming in a male-dominated primary industry.

Findings

The results show that the organisations themselves were not constituted as the subject of the policy but instead some of the individuals (women). The subject position of women represented in company policy was one of lacking skills and competences and in the need of help. Not only men and the masculine norms but organisational processes and structures were also generally invisible in the material. Power and conflict were mainly absent from the understanding of gender equality. Instead, consenting ideas of gender equality were the focus. Such conceptualisations of gender equality are beneficial for all risk concealing power structures and thereby limit the political space for change.

Originality/value

By highlighting the scale of policy and the significance of organisational contexts, the results indicate how gender and gender equality are constitutive through the governing technologies of neoliberal and market-oriented ideologies in policy – emphasising the further limiting of space for structural change and politicalization within the male-dominated organisations of Swedish forest industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Governance, Politics, Policy, Forestry, Male-dominated organizations, Subjectification
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Industrial Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71164 (URN)10.1108/EDI-10-2017-0208 (DOI)000449153800002 ()2-s2.0-85047499492 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-11-06 (johcin) 

Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2018-12-03Bibliographically approved
Johansson, M., Johansson, K. & Andersson, E. (2018). #Metoo in the Swedish forest sector: testimonies from harassed women on sexualised forms of male control. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 33(5), 419-425
Open this publication in new window or tab >>#Metoo in the Swedish forest sector: testimonies from harassed women on sexualised forms of male control
2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 0282-7581, E-ISSN 1651-1891, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 419-425Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study adds to the literature on the gendered culture of the forest sector by examining testimonies of sexual harassment in relation to the gendering of forestry-related competence and organisations and the consequences that the sexualisation of social relations in organisations has, mainly for women. The empirical base of the study comprised testimonies within the campaign #slutavverkat published on Instagram to highlight experiences of sexual harassment of women in the Swedish forest sector. Qualitative content analysis of the testimonies suggested that the situations described in the testimonies in #slutavverkat comprise controlling actions that diminish women's power in the forest sector. Sexualised forms of male control and harassment thus work to remind women that they are first and foremost a representation of women, rather than of forestry professions and knowledge. In that sense, sexualised forms of male control and harassment are part of, rather than deviating from, the overall gendering of forestry as a men-dominated sphere. The study adds to organisational understandings and policy developments on discrimination and harassment and suggests that researchers and policy-makers interested in reducing inequality in forestry need to pay more attention to issues of harassment and sexualisation of social relations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Design; Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68930 (URN)10.1080/02827581.2018.1474248 (DOI)000433155900002 ()2-s2.0-85047144415 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-05-28 (svasva)

Available from: 2018-05-28 Created: 2018-05-28 Last updated: 2018-08-16Bibliographically approved
Johansson, M. & Ringblom, L. (2017). The Business Case of Gender Equality in Swedish Forestry and Mining: Restricting or Enabling Organizational Change. Gender, Work and Organization, 24(6), 628-642
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Business Case of Gender Equality in Swedish Forestry and Mining: Restricting or Enabling Organizational Change
2017 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 24, no 6, p. 628-642Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Forestry and mining constitutes an important part of Swedish basic industry. These industries are heavily male-dominated and are expressing an ambition to become more gender equal and less gender-segregated, arguing that this could strengthen their competitiveness in a number of areas. In this article we explore how company representatives construct gender equality as a business case and discuss how these constructions restrict and/or enable gender equality in these organizations. Departing from a social constructivist understanding of how language (re)produces gendered power relations in the workplace, the empirical basis of this paper consists of eight interviews with respondents who possess special insights into, and being of strategic importance to, gender equality issues in forestry and mining companies. In our analysis we found three dominant dimensions of the business case of gender equality Marketing (as) gender equality, Uncovering the male norm and Gender equality as a depoliticized value. We conclude that the business case framing facilitates for the companies to engage in issues of gender equality. However, issues concerning conflicting interests and power relations seem to be difficult to address within the business case discourse. This we argue affects and shapes the terms for gender equality in these organizations

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell Publishing, 2017
Keywords
gender equality, business case, forestry, mining, industry
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65043 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12187 (DOI)000412750200005 ()
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-10-30 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-08-14 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2019-08-23Bibliographically approved
Andersson, L. & Johansson, M. (2016). Betydelser av kön, klass och plats i svensk gruv- och skogsnäring. In: : . Paper presented at g16 Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering, Linköping 23-25 november 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Betydelser av kön, klass och plats i svensk gruv- och skogsnäring
2016 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63426 (URN)
Conference
g16 Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering, Linköping 23-25 november 2016
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-04-23Bibliographically approved
Johansson, M. (2016). “From modern to backwards to modern again": Gender equality and change in forestry in rural Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at 4th Nordic Conference for Rural Research University of Akureyri, Iceland, May 22 – 24, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“From modern to backwards to modern again": Gender equality and change in forestry in rural Sweden
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Historic ethnological research has shown how forestry in the first half of 20th century has functioned as a modernizing force in the northern parts of rural Sweden by providing forestry workers an opportunity to earn money and gain status independent of their social position in relation to owning land. However, despite ongoing professionalization and introduction of science and advanced technology in forestry operations and management, the industry is nowadays mostly seen as backward and out-dated, particularly in relation to issues of gender. Based on the empirical material from two different R&D projects focusing on gender equality in forestry, this paper discusses this shift from “modern” to “backwards” and the heavily male dominated forestry industry’s ambition to once again become that modernizing force in rural areas of Sweden. Issues of gender equality and the ability to attract more women are understood as key in this ambition to be recognized as “modern” business as well as a vital part in the forestry industries in the transformation towards bio economy.

National Category
Social Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66581 (URN)
Conference
4th Nordic Conference for Rural Research University of Akureyri, Iceland, May 22 – 24, 2016
Available from: 2017-11-14 Created: 2017-11-14 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Andersson, L. & Johansson, M. (2016). Industri i förändring?: Komplexa ojämlikheter i svensk gruv- och skogsnäring. In: : . Paper presented at FALF 2016, Inkluderande och hållbart arbetsliv, 13-15 juni 2016 Östersund.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Industri i förändring?: Komplexa ojämlikheter i svensk gruv- och skogsnäring
2016 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63424 (URN)
Conference
FALF 2016, Inkluderande och hållbart arbetsliv, 13-15 juni 2016 Östersund
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-04-23Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, M., Andersson, E., Andersson, L. & Johansson, M. (2016). Organizational innovation for gender equality in forestry and mining. In: G. A. Alsos, U. Hytti, E. Ljunggren (Ed.), Research Handbook on Gender and Innovation: (pp. 170-186). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational innovation for gender equality in forestry and mining
2016 (English)In: Research Handbook on Gender and Innovation / [ed] G. A. Alsos, U. Hytti, E. Ljunggren, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, p. 170-186Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016
Keywords
Genus, innovation, organisation
National Category
Work Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61165 (URN)10.4337/9781783478132.00016 (DOI)2-s2.0-85016344146 (Scopus ID)9781783478118 (ISBN)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-12-20 Created: 2016-12-20 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, M., Johansson, K., Johansson, M., Lidestav, G., Andersson, E. & Österlind, H. (2016). Projekt: Inkluderande tillväxt i skogssektorn genom innovativ samverkan. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projekt: Inkluderande tillväxt i skogssektorn genom innovativ samverkan
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2016 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Projektet syftar till att skapa inkluderande tillväxt i Norr- och Västerbottens skogssektor genom innovativ samverkan mellan näringsliv, akademi och samhälle i utveckling och utbyte av kunskaper, erfarenheter och metoder för jämställdhet och jämlikhet.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36150 (URN)88c50e4d-64c5-4998-8c6b-eb2bea6ed80a (Local ID)88c50e4d-64c5-4998-8c6b-eb2bea6ed80a (Archive number)88c50e4d-64c5-4998-8c6b-eb2bea6ed80a (OAI)
Note

Projekt: Från macho till modern: Jämställdhet i skogsbrukets arbetsorganisationer; Finansieringskälla: Other public support (public); Forskningsprogram: Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfonden; Internetadress: http://eu.tillvaxtverket.se/; Belopp: 1 788 190,00 Svenska kronor; Finansieringskälla: Other public support (public); Forskningsprogram: Länsstyrelsen i Norrbotten; Belopp: 393 402,00 Svenska kronor; Finansieringskälla: Other public support (public); Forskningsprogram: Region Västerbotten; Belopp: 393 402,00 Svenska kronor; Status: Pågående; Period: 01/09/2015 → 31/08/2017

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
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