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Segerstedt, E. & Abrahamsson, L. (2019). Diversity of livelihoods and social sustainability in established mining communities. The Extractive Industries and Society, 6(2), 610-619
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diversity of livelihoods and social sustainability in established mining communities
2019 (English)In: The Extractive Industries and Society, ISSN 2214-790X, E-ISSN 2214-7918, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 610-619Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The challenges for any community that seeks to maintain a healthy and thriving social life around an operating mine have been considered at some length in research, but the picture is still far from complete. In order to pinpoint some of the gaps in research, the literature on social sustainability as applied to established mining communities in developed countries is here reviewed, and the general understanding of the social sustainability of such communities is touched on. Diversity of livelihoods is explored as an analytical lens which can be used to approach social sustainability challenges without essentializing the preferences of social groups. Extensive literature searches with keywords such as mining, work, gender, organization, social, sustainability, community, town, area, cohesion and inclusion were conducted. The results of our review show a research gap between studies of mining companies and studies of wider mining communities. We conclude that considering diversity of livelihoods can be a productive analytical tool when approaching aspects of social sustainability such as social cohesion and inclusion, gender equality, managed migration, demographics, and housing infrastructure. Continued research is recommended to further bridge the gap between studies of mining companies and studies of mining communities from the perspective of social sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Social sustainability Mining Gender Diversity Community planning
National Category
Social Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73447 (URN)10.1016/j.exis.2019.03.008 (DOI)000466795300036 ()2-s2.0-85063592865 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova, SEK 19 965 793Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 249-2011-1710
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-05-09 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-04-05 Created: 2019-04-05 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Lööw, J., Abrahamsson, L. & Johansson, J. (2019). Mining 4.0—the Impact of New Technology from a Work Place Perspective. Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 36(4), 701-707
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mining 4.0—the Impact of New Technology from a Work Place Perspective
2019 (English)In: Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, ISSN 2524-3462, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 701-707Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Industry 4.0 offers new possibilities to combine increased productivity with stimulating workplaces in a good work environment. Used correctly, digitalization can create attractive jobs in safe control room environments, which provide space for the employee’s full expertise and creativity. This is true also for the mining industry. But, to succeed, it is important to analyze the development from a worker’s perspective. What will happen to their work? What skills will be needed in the mine of tomorrow? We must also consider the risks, such as privacy issues, increased stress, and work-life boundaries. These questions must be understood if we are to create workplaces that can attract a young and diverse workforce to tomorrow’s mining industry. In this article, we try to illustrate what the new technology can mean for the individual miners. We formulate the notion of Mining 4.0 (Industry 4.0 in the mining industry), where we try to create an image of how the future might look from a miner’s perspective and how mining companies may navigate their way to a future that works for all miners. To illustrate the range of possible outcomes, we formulate two scenarios: one utopian and one dystopic. At the end of our article, we bring forward six recommendations that can be considered a beginning of a road map for the human side of Mining 4.0.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Keywords
Industry 4.0, Mining 4.0, Attractive jobs, Safety, Utopia, Dystopia
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75459 (URN)10.1007/s42461-019-00104-9 (DOI)000477587100010 ()2-s2.0-85069501165 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020
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Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-08-13 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Johansson, B., Lööw, J., Nygren, M. & Abrahamsson, L. (2018). Attracting young people to the mining industry: six recommendations. International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 9(2), 94-108
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, ISSN 1754-890X, E-ISSN 1754-8918, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 94-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present workforce in the mining industry is ageing, and mining companies have difficulties recruiting young people who are not particularly interested in working in the industry. Simultaneously, mining companies tend to rely on contractors that offer volume flexibility and expertise, often in a combination that is economically appealing. This makes recruitment and development of the whole of the mining workforce complex. To recruit the right workforce, mining companies and their contractors need to cooperate and improve their knowledge about both attractive and repelling work features so that they can make wiser strategic decisions based on facts. On the basis of a Swedish context, we discuss different aspects of attractive workplaces and summarise our 'lessons learned' in six recommendations dealing with general health and safety issues, work organisation, competence development, gender equality, social responsibility and outsourcing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68898 (URN)10.1504/IJMME.2018.091967 (DOI)2-s2.0-85047609834 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 1;2018-05-25 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-05-25 Created: 2018-05-25 Last updated: 2018-08-21Bibliographically approved
Ringblom, L. & Abrahamsson, L. (2017). Omförhandling i gruvan?: om kön, arbete och förändring i den mansdominerade gruvnäringen. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 38(1-2), 33-54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Omförhandling i gruvan?: om kön, arbete och förändring i den mansdominerade gruvnäringen
2017 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 38, no 1-2, p. 33-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article aims to discuss the complexity of stability and change in terms of the relation of gender and work in traditionally male-dominated workplaces, and more specifically in the Swedish mining industry. Mining has for a long time had a close relationship to men and masculinity. From the 1980s until 2005, the proportion of women miners increased from three to six per cent, but during the last ten years the proportion of women miners has increased more rapidly and today the number of women is 15 per cent. What made and makes this change possible? In this article, we merge previous studies concerning mining, gender and organization with new empirical material. Interviews with 20 miners, both men and women, were carried out to present a framework for understanding the contemporary negotiations of gender and work. Our conclusion is that the change in gender patterns can be understood through the following three interlinked processes of stability and change concerning: 1) mining work 2) the relationship between professional identity and masculinity and 3) the companies’ work towards gender equality. Together, these processes create a different outcome than before. Although much is changing in the mining industry, the stability characterizing its gendered relations is at the same time both notably durable and persistent. There is a remaining theoretical challenge to better understand these processes of change, stability and negotiation concerning the relationship of gender and work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentcentrum, Malmö högskola, 2017
Keywords
gender patterns, work, organization, male-dominated, negotiation, change, stability, mining
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63422 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 1;2017-06-01 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2019-09-25Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Abrahamsson, L., Bergvall-Kåreborn, B., Fältholm, Y., Grane, C. & Wykowska, A. (2017). Work and Organization in a Digital Industrial Context. Management Revue, 28(3), 281-297
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Work and Organization in a Digital Industrial Context
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2017 (English)In: Management Revue, ISSN 0935-9915, E-ISSN 1861-9908, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 281-297Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There are clear signs that digitalization attempts such as Industry 4.0 will becomemore apparent in workplaces. This development requires reflections and considerationsso we do not create more problems than we solve. In our paper, we have raisedseveral questions related to the Industry 4.0 that need answers: Is Industry 4.0 a discourse,an organizational model, or just technology? Does the requirement for flexibilitycall for a new labour market? How will Industry 4.0 affect competence andskill requirements? Will Industry 4.0 encourage a new gender order? Will Industry4.0 take over dangerous routine work or will old work environmental problems appearin new contexts and for other groups of workers? Can we rely on robots aswork mates or will they spy on us and report to management? Based on our analysis,we addressed four knowledge gaps that need more research in relation to thedigitalization of work: The relationship between new technology, working conditions,qualifications, identity, and gender; the future of the workers' collective;crowdsourcing in an industrial context; and human-machine interaction with a focuson integrity issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2017
Keywords
Work, Organization, Labour, Gender, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things
National Category
Work Sciences Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Human Work Sciences; Engineering Psychology; Information systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66497 (URN)10.5771/0935-9915-2017-3-281 (DOI)2-s2.0-85048265221 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2017;Nivå 1;2017-11-10 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-11-08 Created: 2017-11-08 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, L., Lööw, J., Nygren, M. & Segerstedt, E. (2016). Challenges in obtaining a social licence to mine. AusIMM Bulletin, 6
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges in obtaining a social licence to mine
2016 (English)In: AusIMM Bulletin, E-ISSN 1034-6775, Vol. 6Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62673 (URN)2-s2.0-85014856014 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-03-24 Created: 2017-03-24 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, L., Bengtsson, L., Gremyr, I., Kowalkowski, C., Nilsson, A., Rehn, A., . . . Öhman, P. (2016). Industriell ekonomi och organisering: IE. Paper presented at . Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Industriell ekonomi och organisering: IE
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2016 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2016. p. 559
Keywords
Business / Economics - Business studies, Ekonomi - Företagsekonomi
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Business Administration
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Accounting and Control; Industrial Logistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-16421 (URN)18116925-741e-48bd-9197-63958f7f23a8 (Local ID)9789147111831 (ISBN)18116925-741e-48bd-9197-63958f7f23a8 (Archive number)18116925-741e-48bd-9197-63958f7f23a8 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2016; 20150410 (andersn)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Håkansson, A., Abrahamsson, L., Kaplan, A., Engström, H., Määttä, A. & Mäntyjärvi, K. (2015). Barriers to implementation of laser welding technology: A study of 11 companies in Scandinavia (ed.). Paper presented at . Manufacturing Science and Technology, 3(2), 48-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barriers to implementation of laser welding technology: A study of 11 companies in Scandinavia
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2015 (English)In: Manufacturing Science and Technology, ISSN 2333-2735, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 48-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Manufacturing engineering and work sciences - Manufacturing engineering, Industrial engineering and economy - Industrial organisation, administration and economics, technology implementation, barriers, organization, Produktion och arbetsvetenskap - Produktionsteknik, Industriell teknik och ekonomi - Industriell organisation, administration och ekonomi
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
Research subject
Industrial Design; Gender and Technology; Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3350 (URN)10.13189/mst.2015.030205 (DOI)12af4bca-2761-4e91-b282-ffa0ad2fa8dd (Local ID)12af4bca-2761-4e91-b282-ffa0ad2fa8dd (Archive number)12af4bca-2761-4e91-b282-ffa0ad2fa8dd (OAI)
Projects
Forum för Industriell Framtid
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20150604 (ahak)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Abrahamsson, L. (2015). Bevara bredden i svensk arbetslivsforskning (ed.). Paper presented at . Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 21(2), 74-80
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bevara bredden i svensk arbetslivsforskning
2015 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 74-80Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Det finns positiva tecken på att något ska hända med arbetslivsforskningensvillkor. Mer bekymmersamt är att facket och arbetsgivarna vill återskapaett nationellt centrum för arbetslivsforskning i Stockholm. Vi börinte fortsätta att reproducera bilden av att svensk arbetslivsforskningförsvann när Arbetslivsinstitutet lades ned. Det finns många starkaforskargrupper på universiteten ute i landet. Nu är det viktigt att vi ser tillatt de positiva signalerna blir verklighet på ett klokt sätt så att bredden iarbetslivsforskningen säkras.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8214 (URN)6af5b855-8444-4c14-a6e8-2bcb95b89895 (Local ID)6af5b855-8444-4c14-a6e8-2bcb95b89895 (Archive number)6af5b855-8444-4c14-a6e8-2bcb95b89895 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2015; Bibliografisk uppgift: En debattartikel; 20150608 (leab)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Keisu, B.-I., Abrahamsson, L. & Rönnblom, M. (2015). Entrepreneurship and gender equality in academia: a complex combination in practice (ed.). Paper presented at . Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 5(1), 69-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurship and gender equality in academia: a complex combination in practice
2015 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 69-92Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article takes as its starting point two current trends in academia – the promotion of academic entrepreneurship and innovation and the promotion of gender equality – and discusses how different gender equality perspectives are interwoven, or not, into academia’s transformation processes towards entrepreneurial universities. On the basis of an analysis of 26 interviews conducted with personnel at two Swedish universities, the article investigates how concepts of academic entrepreneurship and innovation on the one hand and gender equality on the other hand are constructed and filled with meaning as well as how they are entangled and what effects are produced by this way of thinking and acting. Our analysis reveals tensions between the two policy goals, together with tensions within each goal. An overall conclusion is that articulations and ways of speaking about the policy goal of academic entrepreneurship and innovation were to some extent interwoven with the policy goal of gender equality, especially in the broader perspectives on academic entrepreneurship. However, the articulations of strategies and practice of the two policy goals essentially ran parallel, and were not entangled with one another. This is because strategies or substantial initiatives for merging gender equality into the agenda of academic entrepreneurship and innovation were lacking.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12490 (URN)ba551c73-eccd-4db1-8a2d-f041d9bc0edc (Local ID)ba551c73-eccd-4db1-8a2d-f041d9bc0edc (Archive number)ba551c73-eccd-4db1-8a2d-f041d9bc0edc (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150608 (leab)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
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Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2840-8510

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