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  • 1.
    Allstrin, Susanna
    et al.
    Ratio.
    Grafström, Jonas
    Ratio.
    Stern, Charlotta
    Ratio.
    Weidenstedt, Linda
    Ratio.
    12 punkter om distansarbete efter Covid-192021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I och med att Covid-19-pandemin tvingade många anställda att skifta arbetsplatsen från kontoret till hemmet, tycks stigmat kring distansarbete, och framför allt hemarbete, ha minskat. Med ett möjligt slut av pandemin i sikte är frågan hur (kontors-)arbetslivet kommer att se ut framöver: Vad behöver man tänka på när man som arbetsgivare och/eller HR person funderar kring om distans- och/eller hybridarbete ska bibehållas, utökas – eller avvecklas? För företag blir det nödvändigt att analysera och planera hur den nya post-Covid verksamheten ska utformas. Det är av vikt för företag att uppnå en ny status quo när framtidens arbetsplats planeras; målet behöver vara att hitta ett arbetssätt som är gynnsamt för både arbetsgivare och anställda, oavsett om det rör sig om kontors-, distans- eller hybridarbete.

    Denna rapport syftar till att redogöra för forskningsläget kring hem- och distansarbete för att ge de som planerar för framtiden ett beslutsstöd. Forskningssammanställningen gör inte anspråk på fullständighet då det i nuläget är för tidigt att dra slutsatser om världens förändring efter pandemin. Rapporten diskuterar flera relevanta aspekter och presenterar konkret tolv punkter som är av vikt för den som leder och fördelar arbetet, samt dess stödfunktioner, på ett företag.

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  • 2.
    Andersson, Eira
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Andersson, Lisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Men’s agency and resistance in the gendered mining workers’ collective2016Conference paper (Refereed)
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  • 3.
    Andersson, Elias
    et al.
    Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
    Johansson, Kristina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Organisational learning in gender mainstreaming: openings and barriers for implementation and change2022In: International Journal of Learning and Change, ISSN 1740-2875, E-ISSN 1740-2883, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 339-355Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The relation between the concepts and practices of gender mainstreaming and organisational learning, and its prerequisite for change, is not well understood in either research or practice. Drawing on a participatory design process of a model for assessing the potential of gender equality interventions to change gendered organisations, this study explores the relation between gender mainstreaming and the concepts and practices of organisational learning and learning organisations to improve the capacity of organisations to undertake developmental and organisational change. The findings stress the effect of the organisational context and logics on the level of distinctness in the goals and processes of gender equality work and organisational learning. By highlighting the interrelation between organisational logics in relation to the processes of organisational change, learning and integration, the results thereby revealed how a more formal and technocratic approach creates both potential openings for and barriers to organisational change and learning.

  • 4.
    Andersson, Lisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gender equality: for a social sustainable development in Nordic mining2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Andersson, Lisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Sprickor i arbetarkollektivet?: Möjligheter till förändrade genusmönster i gruvnäringens arbetsorganisationer2016Conference paper (Refereed)
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  • 6.
    Andersson, Lisa
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Betydelser av kön, klass och plats i svensk gruv- och skogsnäring2016Conference paper (Refereed)
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  • 7. Andersson, Lisa
    et al.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Genusmönster och jämställdhet i den svenska gruv- och skognäringen2015Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 8.
    Andersson, Lisa
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Industri i förändring?: Komplexa ojämlikheter i svensk gruv- och skogsnäring2016Conference paper (Refereed)
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  • 9.
    Arboleda, Jhon
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Hälsopromotion i offentlig sektor2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 10.
    Berg Jansson, Anna
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Svensson, Sven
    Department of Occupational Health Science and Psychology, University of Gävle, Sweden.
    Wall, Erika
    Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden.
    Professional Position Positioned: The Interwoven Experience of Being a Young Adult and New at Work Analysed from a Relational Perspective of Age2024In: Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, ISSN 1103-3088, E-ISSN 1741-3222Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To gain an in-depth understanding of the position of being a young adult and new at work simultaneously, this study examines the doing of age in relation to others in the lives of young adults, rather than focusing on age as a category and/or developmental phase. The study focuses on being a young adult from a critical and relational perspective of age. Based on focus group interviews with young adults, mostly women, working in retail, the aim is to analyse the position of being a young adult while new at work through age-marked relationships. The results reveal how this position can be understood both in terms of security and insecurity. Security arises in the sense of opportunities for learning and leaving responsibilities to older and more experienced colleagues. Insecurity arises in the sense of being exposed to insecure employment, the risk of being allocated less challenging tasks and being judged for failures.

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  • 11.
    Bjärntoft, Sofie
    et al.
    Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, 80176 Gävle, Sweden.
    Hallman, David M.
    Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, 80176 Gävle, Sweden.
    Zetterberg, Camilla
    Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, 80176 Gävle, Sweden.
    Larsson, Johan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology. Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, 80176 Gävle, Sweden; Department of Occupational Health and Safety, LKAB, 98381 Gällivare, Sweden.
    Edvinsson, Johanna
    Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, 80176 Gävle, Sweden.
    Jahncke, Helena
    Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, 80176 Gävle, Sweden.
    A participatory approach to identify key areas for sustainable work environment and health in employees with flexible work arrangements2021In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 13, no 24, article id 13593Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Flexible work arrangements are common worldwide, but knowledge on how to achieve a sustainable work environment is sparse. The aim of this study was to use a participatory approach to identify concrete suggestions and key areas for improvement that were considered relevant, effective, and feasible for promoting good work environment and health at organizational, work group and individual level (O-G-I), among office employees with flexible work arrangements. Eight focus group interviews (including 45 employees) were conducted in a large Swedish government agency in 2017. By using a Tree diagram approach, employees made a total of 279 suggestions for improvements, which were sorted into O-G-I levels and mapped into 18 key areas. We found that 13 key areas addressed organizational level (e.g., improving leadership, policy, job demands, and work efficiency), two key areas addressed group level (create common rules of availability and activity-based working), and three key areas addressed individual level (e.g., individuals’ responsibility to clearly communicate their availability). The participatory process was effective in obtaining concrete suggestions and key areas in need of improvement, which may provide an action plan that can guide organizations in developing interventions to promote good work environment and health in flexible work.

  • 12.
    Diba, Hoda
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Employer Branding: The Impact of COVID-19 on New Employee Hires in IT Companies2023In: IT Professional Magazine, ISSN 1520-9202, E-ISSN 1941-045X, Vol. 25, no 5, p. 4-9Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Heimann, Samuel
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Johansson, Kristina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Tosser Franklin, Wilhelm
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Gender in industrial mine work and organizations. A review of an expanding research field2023In: The Extractive Industries and Society, ISSN 2214-790X, E-ISSN 2214-7918, Vol. 16, article id 101371Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article reviews the expanding research field of gender in industrial mine work and organizations. The findings show that the literature provides nuanced insights into the prevalence of men and masculinities in industrial mine work as related to masculine mining ideals and patriarchal family structures, gendered practices and processes within mining organizations, the strategies of marginalized identities, and counterproductive attempts to increase equality and diversity in mining. Signs of potential change were also identified in the form of empowered women in mining and alternative mining masculinities. Articles focused on women and mining in specific organizations and national contexts dominate the field, with a more heterogeneous array of articles that empirically and theoretically expand on the earlier literature. Few studies elaborate on intersectionality, various forms of masculinity and the doing of gender within various professions and occupations in mining organizations. Future research should expand the theoretical framework of gender in mining organizations and broaden its empirical base through comparative approaches, quantitative and mixed methodologies, and a renewed focus on the dominant group in mining organizations, i.e., men.

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  • 14.
    Jansson, Anna Berg
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Engström, Åsa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health, Learning and Technology, Nursing and Medical Technology.
    Conditions for Workplace Learning Among Professional ‘Temps’: A Qualitative Study of Temporary Agency Nurses in Sweden2022In: Vocations and Learning, ISSN 1874-785X, E-ISSN 1874-7868, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 155-176Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Adopting a theoretical perspective that acknowledges both formal and informal learning as crucial and emphasises reproductive and developmental learning as complementary, this article analyses and discusses temporary agency nurses’ experiences of working and learning, focusing on conditions for workplace learning. This provides opportunities to address questions about conditions for the integration of work and learning in a work situation characterised by flexibilization and individualisation. More specifically, among individuals moving between different organizational contexts rather than working at ‘a’ (single and stable) workplace provided by the employer. By presenting findings based on a thematic analysis of 21 interviews with individual temporary agency nurses working in Swedish health care, both opportunities and challenges for workplace learning is highlighted. While opportunities for informal learning linked to the movement between various client organizations as well as to nursing as common ground and as valued and recognized competence, is identified, at the same time, challenges connected to both formal and informal learning, are also illuminated. Regarding informal learning, challenges in terms of varied and general support and feedback as well as scarce opportunities and low expectations for the temporary agency nurses’ participation in development work in daily work/at client organizations, is identified. The findings thus also illuminate a risk for temporary agency nurses adjusting to prevailing working conditions rather than engaging in developmental learning. Regarding formal learning, challenges in terms of few opportunities for planned learning activities, is identified. All in all, the findings illuminate conditions for workplace learning for temporary agency nurses as clearly dependent not only on the offers of specific temporary work agencies and client organisations, but also on temporary agency nurses’ interest in and views regarding responsibility for learning, and thus highly varying.

  • 15.
    Johansson, Jan
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Bergvall-Kåreborn, Birgitta
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Grane, Camilla
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Wykowska, Agnieszka
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Work and Organization in a Digital Industrial Context2017In: Management Revue, ISSN 0935-9915, E-ISSN 1861-9908, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 281-297Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 16.
    Johansson, Kristina
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Andersson, Elias
    Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Sweden.
    Sehlstedt, Therese
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Workplace Harassment in Forestry Organizations – Gendering the Experiences of Women and Men2019In: BioProducts Business, E-ISSN 2378-1394, Vol. 4, no 10, p. 125-136Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on a case study of one large company in the Swedish forest sector, this article explores the nature and practice of workplace harassment in forestry organizations. A questionnaire answered by 645 employees (92.5% response rate) shows that both women and men report experiences of harassment at work, although in different forms, with different frequencies and with different consequences. A total of 38% of women and 14% of men employed by the company report experiences of harassment at work. Both women and men most often experience verbal and psychological harassment by coworkers during day-to-day activities. However, unlike men, women also experience workplace harassment that takes place on and across a wider range of spatial and temporal relations and with various perpetrators involved. Also evident was that women respondents had a more negative perception of company culture and gender equality status compared with men, and the most negative perceptions were from women reporting experiences of harassment. Based on this case study, the article provides quantitative descriptions of workplace harassment experienced by women in Swedish forestry organizations that were previously explored from a qualitative perspective. This article also adds new insights into the existence of workplace harassment in forestry organizations that is not of a sexual nature and that not only women but also men report.

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  • 17.
    Johansson, Kristina
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Berglund, Leif
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Engqvist Persson, Marie
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Rydström, Klara
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    (O)möjligt arbetsmiljöarbete i detaljhandelns slimmade organisationer2022In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, E-ISSN 2002-343X, Vol. 28, no 3-4, p. 28-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on interviews with regional safety representatives, the article shows how work environment problems related to lean organizations conditions systematic work environment management in the retail sector. As limited resource creates the problem that need to be solved, and restains the possiblities of actions, suggest a catch 22 for the possiblities of promoting healthy workplaces in the retail trade.

  • 18.
    Johansson, Kristina
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Sjögren, Fredrik
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Jämställdhet och mångfald i järnvägsbranschen2021Report (Other academic)
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  • 19.
    Johansson, Kristina
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Ringblom, Lisa
    Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies, Malmö University, Sweden.
    On the margins of mine work: Organizational peripheries in a globalized world of work2021In: Working Life and Gender Inequality: Intersectional Perspectives and the Spatial Practices of Peripheralization / [ed] Angelika Sjöstedt, Katarina Giritli Nygren, Marianna Fotaki, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2021, 1, p. 194-210Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Humans and technology.
    Business as Usual?: Doing gender equality in Swedish forestry work organisations2020Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The title of this thesis is Business as usual? Doing gender equality in Swedish forestry work organizations and while the latter part, the subtitle, is rather self-explanatory, the former part can be read in different ways. The aim of the thesis is to increase the understanding of the doing of gender equality in the male dominated work organizations of the Swedish forestry sector, and thereby contribute both theoretical and empirical understanding regarding how doing gender equality in the forestry sector relates both to notions of gender and notions of organizations. Forestry has traditionally been characterized by physically demanding, manual harvesting work, with practical and symbolic associations with men and certain forms of masculinity. The forestry sector still remains one of the most gender segregated labour forces in Sweden, all while gender equality has been addressed to some extent during the 2000s. The theoretical frame of reference of the present thesis is rooted in feminist organizational research and the doing gender framework. Based on a perspective of reality as socially constructed and by deploying a feminist participatory action research methodology, my analysis focuses on how complexities of meanings are ascribed to the actions and processes, that are framed as gender equality and I have qualitatively analysed empirical material, such as policy documents, interviews and written testimonies of sexual harassment, that explicate these aspects of doing gender equality in organizations. The thesis is built experiences from two different research- and development projects and consists of 5 articles and a synthetizing chapter.

    The results highlight how doing gender equality relates to notions of gender as well as notions of organization. In both Article I, where policies were studied and in Article II, that builds on interviews, women are in general constructed as the “other”, as people who lack (forestry) skills and competences and who are in need of help or as contributors of social and emotional competence. Men and masculine norms are mainly absent from the doing of gender equality in this material, just as notions of the organization. But, deploying a feminist participatory action research methodology can bring forward other perspectives on gender equality, as shown in Articles IV and V, such as the articulations of men and masculinities. Further, this thesis shows that gender equality is in general understood by the organizations studied as a process that regards gender, predominantly women, rather than the organization. Put differently, gender equality work in the forestry sector does not to any significant extent, affect what is perceived as the core activities in these organizations. However, the overarching depoliticized and degendered business case framing that mainly evades accounting for the role of the organization when doing gender equality, is disrupted by the testimonies of #slutavverkat explored in Article III. Here, the political dimension of gender equality is highlighted by stories of men’s behaviours (reprehended but at the same time sanctioned) in organizations that come at the expense of women’s rights to a workplace free from condescending comments, harassment and sexual violence. While previous research has pointed to the importance of gender awareness, and gender aware leadership, in organizations that wish to succeed with their gender equality work, this thesis suggests that there is also a need for “gendered organization awareness” in order to understand and discuss not only how gender is done in organizations but also how everyday organizational life, such as notions of competence, is done and how that in turn relates to gender and power. This underlines the need for organizations to make room for conflicts and politics and to let the otherwise marginalized voices contribute to more nuanced interpretations of gender equality.

    The title Business as usual? encompasses the starting points for the thesis work as well as the main findings. Read with an emphasis on business, the seemingly all-embracing business case rhetoric’s that encloses the official narratives of gender equality in the forestry sector are visualized, while emphasizing as usual denotes to the sectors resistance to do other than what it usually does. Read as the hole saying, business as usual, that title signals that gender equality work is done in ways that not interfere with forestry core activities, thus making gender equality work in the organizations side streamed or de-coupled. Yet, read with emphasis on the question mark, opens up for the subversive potential that nevertheless exists when more multifaceted ways of making sense of gender equality are articulated and as the findings suggests that there are ways to re-gender and re-politicize organizational gender equality work in the context of forestry work organizations.

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  • 21.
    Johansson, Stina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Jakten på ett hållbart arbete – fackliga utmaningar och möjligheter i mötet med lean2017Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Managementkonceptet lean innehar idag en ledande position inom svensk industri alltsedan konceptet fick sin genomslagskraft på mitten av 1990-talet. Trots att konceptet som sådant väcker frågeställningar om dess inverkan på medlemmarnas arbetsmiljö är det omöjligt för fackföreningsrörelsen att stå emot denna trend; istället har de att finna vägar för att hantera lean. Utifrån ett arbetsvetenskapligt perspektiv har jag följt och kritiskt granskat relationen mellan fackföreningsrörelsen och lean.

     

    Syftet med denna avhandling är att identifiera och diskutera fackliga utmaningar och möjligheter kopplade till det ökande användandet av lean, här illustrerat av fackförbundet IF Metall. För att styra implementeringen av lean till att bli ett koncept som stödjer, inte motarbetar, fackliga ideologier och medlemmarnas krav på en säker, utvecklande arbetsmiljö och en trygg anställning lanserade IF Metall 2009 strategin ’det hållbara arbetet’. Vilande på tankarna från den sociotekniska skolan och erfarenheterna gjorda i tidigare strategier, ’det goda arbetet’ (Svenska Metallarbetareförbundet, 1985) och ’det utvecklande arbetet’ (Industrifacket, 1995), bygger denna strategi på tankarna om en utvecklad arbetsorganisation. 

     

    Avhandlingen bygger på kvalitativa semistrukturerade intervjuer med fackliga representanter på olika nivåer och positioner, dokumentstudier, fältanteckningar från informella samtal vid deltagande fackliga aktiviteter samt analyser av tidigare forskning i ämnesområdet.

     

    Avhandlingen identifierar och diskuterar de fackliga utmaningarna och möjligheterna kopplade till införandet av lean, detta  i termer av kampen om rollen som arbetarnas röst, förändrade industriella relationer, kampen mellan kollektivism och individualism samt en stark jämställdhetsdiskurs i samhället. 

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  • 22.
    Kempff, Marcus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
    Improving Branding Efforts Among Startups by Understanding Brand Identity and Brand Image: A Multi-Case Study on Startups2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Two different subjects that have been well researched over the last couple of decades are branding and startups. The intersection of these two subjects has however not been covered nearly as much. Some researchers go as far as claiming it to be an oxymoron. Built on this has this thesis been conducted in order to narrow this gap in research and shed light on the importance of branding efforts among startups. The objective of this study has been:

    To provide a deeper understanding of brand identity and brand image among startups 

    To fulfill this objective, two sub-objectives were established:

    To examine if there exists a gap between brand identity and brand image among startups

    To identify which key factors that influence brand identity and brand image among startups

    The study has been of an explorative and descriptive character with a deductive approach. For research strategy was embedded multi-cases chosen. Data collection has been collected by conducting semi-structured, qualitative interviews. This data has later been analyzed with the analyzation methods within-analysis and cross-case analysis.

    The finding of the study is that there exists a mismatch between the view of the management and the view of the customers. It can therefore be concluded that there is a gap between the brand identity and the brand image among the three startups investigated in this study. Communication and relationship have furthermore been found to be key aspects that affect the magnitude of the gap. 

    The practical implication to be taken from this study is the importance of branding in the early stages of a company. It can furthermore be important for practitioners, mainly managements of startups to be aware of the key aspects communication and relationship, and to work with branding even in the early years of a company. The theoretical contribution has been to investigate in an area where limited research has been made but more is needed. The need of research for entrepreneurs to rely on are desired.

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  • 23.
    Larsson, Johan
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology. LKAB, Sweden.
    Rapp, Lisa
    LKAB, Sweden.
    Roxenfalk-Jatko, Katarina
    LKAB, Sweden.
    Vinberg, Stig
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Mattson Molnar, Malin
    Karolinska Institutet; Centrum för arbets- och miljömedicin.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Jakobsson, Mats
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Lööw, Joel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Organisatorisk och social arbetsmiljö för chefer: Chefsenkät, intervjuer, kartläggning av arbetsaktiviteter, litteraturstudie2022Report (Other academic)
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  • 24.
    Larsson, Johan
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology. Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, Gävle, 801 76, Sweden; Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB), Malmberget, 983 81, Sweden.
    Vinberg, Stig
    Department of Health Sciences, Mid-Sweden University, Östersund, 831 25, Sweden.
    Jahncke, Helena
    Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, Gävle, 801 76, Sweden.
    Changing the Office Design to Activity-Based Flexible Offices: A Longitudinal Study of How Managers’ Leadership Behaviours Are Perceived2022In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 19, no 20, article id 13557Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This longitudinal study examines the impact of office type on employees’ perception of managers’ leadership behaviours, which is an unexplored area. The expanding research related to activity-based flexible offices (AFOs) has mainly focused on employees’ working conditions and health outcomes, not on the changes in leadership behaviours when moving from traditional offices to AFOs. Office workers (n = 261) from five office sites within a large Swedish government agency were included in a controlled study of a natural intervention. At four sites, traditional offices were replaced by AFOs, while workers at one site with no relocation acted as the control. The same employees rated different leadership behaviours in a web-based questionnaire at baseline and at one follow-up. The analyses showed that relocations from cell and open-plan offices to AFOs were clearly related to a decrease in the perception of relation-oriented leadership behaviours. However, coming from open-plan offices to AFOs also decreased the perception of the other leadership dimensions. As expected, the control group was stable over time in their perceptions. This emphasises the need for organisations to provide managers with prerequisites so they can keep up with behaviours that support employees’ performance and health when office designs and ways of working are changed. 

  • 25.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Forskningsanalys av ”På väg mot jämställda och attraktiva kommuner” i Norrbotten2021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    ”På väg mot jämställda och attraktiva kommuner” är ett utvecklingsarbete som drivits av Norrbottens Kommuner1 under 2018-2021. Det har omfattat processtöd och kunskapsstöd till fem norrbottniska kommuner i deras implementering av den europeiska deklarationen för jämställdhet, som förkortat kallas för CEMR-deklarationen (CEMR, 2009). De kommuner som deltagit är Gällivare kommun, Haparanda kommun, Jokkmokk kommun, Kalix kommun och Övertorneå kommun. Utvecklingsarbetet skulle bland annat bidra till ökad kunskap och ett strukturerat arbetssätt på alla nivåer i dessa kommuner, vad gäller jämställdhetsintegrering med ett intersektionellt perspektiv. Med jämställdhet menas i detta sammanhang att kvinnor och män ska ha samma makt att forma samhället och sina egna liv. Med jämställdhetsintegrering menas en organisatorisk strategi, där ett jämställdhetsperspektiv beaktas inom alla områden, nivåer och faser i en verksamhet. Med intersektionalitet menas samspelet mellan olika diskrimineringsgrunder, såsom kön, ålder, etnicitet, funktionsnedsättning och sexuell läggning.  För att tillvarata lärdomar från tidigare forskning har Luleå tekniska universitet bidragit med ett kontinuerligt kunskapsstöd till utvecklingsarbetet. Det har omfattat reflekterande samtal med projektledning, deltagande observationer vid styrgruppsmöten och kommunernas erfarenhetsutbyten, samt skriftliga analyser av utvecklingsarbetet. I denna rapport presenteras den sammantagna analysen av utvecklingsarbetet, baserat på samtal, deltagande observationer och skriftliga dokument (till exempel projektplan, powerpoints och rapporter). Rapporten inleds med lärdomar från tidigare forskning om könsmönster och jämställdhetsinsatser. Därefter beskrivs utvecklingsarbetet i de norrbottniska kommunerna och analyseras i ljuset av tidigare forskning. 

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  • 26.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Humans and technology.
    Social innovation: Nya lösningar för inkludering2019In: Skapa universella arbetsplatser: En kunskapsöversikt om arbetsmiljö, rekrytering och ledarskap / [ed] Marieke Johnson, Stockholm: Akademikerförbundet SSR , 2019, p. 6-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Social innovation handlar om nyskapande processer och lösningar för ökad inkludering och välmående inom arbetsliv, hälsa, utbildning och andra välfärdsrelaterade områden. Det kan vara nya metoder, produkter eller samarbeten där samhällsnytta och social förändring är det främsta syftet. Social innovation angriper komplexa samhällsutmaningar såsom arbetslöshet, segregation eller ohälsa. Akademikerförbundet SSR:s initiativ till universell utformning av arbetsplatser, som den här rapporten handlar om, är ett exempel på en social innovation för att fler ska kunna inkluderas och utvecklas i arbetslivet. Forskning om social innovation handlar om vad som utvecklas, var det utvecklas, varför det utvecklas och hur det utvecklas. Studier visar bland annat att en social innovation behöver vara användbar, tillgänglig och meningsfull för både målgruppen och sammanhanget för att förnyelsen ska bli hållbar. De visar också att de människor som direkt berörs av förändringen behöver involveras aktivt i processen. Genom att förstå samhällsutmaningen utifrån dessa människors erfarenheter och perspektiv kan den sociala innovationen komma åt dess grundorsaker, i stället för att bara motverka symptomen. Forskningen visar även att värdet av en social innovation uppstår när olika nytänkande pusselbitar sammanlänkas till en hel förnyelseprocess.

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  • 27.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Andersson, Eira
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Andersson, Lisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Organizational innovation for gender equality in forestry and mining2016In: 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)
  • 28.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts.
    Hvenmark, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola.
    Nahnfeldt, Cecilia
    Uppsala universitet.
    Hill, Niklas
    Stockholms universitet.
    Social innovation för arbetslivsinkludering: Insatser och insikter från Sveriges civilsamhälle2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna rapport presenteras resultaten från en forskningsstudie om svenska civilsamhälles-organisationers insatser för att möjliggöra arbete och sysselsättning för personer som står långt från arbetsmarknaden. Genom en kartläggning av 75 exempel visas att arbetslivs-inkluderande insatser drivs av allt från idrottsföreningar till studieförbund, hjälporganisationer, brukarorganisationer, arbetsintegrerande sociala företag, med flera. I insatserna deltar personer som har svårt att få, utföra och behålla ett arbete på grund av missgynnande faktorer i form av utländsk bakgrund, funktionsnedsättning, ohälsa, ung ålder, missbruk, hemlöshet, med mera. Insatserna omfattar arbetsförberedande åtgärder som ska göra deltagarna mer redo för arbetslivet, såsom arbetsträning, praktik och utbildning. De omfattar även arbetsintegrerande åtgärder för att stötta deltagarna i att hitta och få ett arbete, såsom anställning, företagande och frivilligarbete. Dessutom omfattas aktiverande sysselsättning som ska ge deltagarna möjlighet till arbete och sysselsättning med lägre krav och mer stöd än på övriga arbetsmarknaden, såsom daglig verksamhet, fritidsaktiviteter och vardagsrutiner. Ofta erbjuds en kedja av olika åtgärder för att deltagarna stegvis ska kunna närma sig arbetsmarknaden utifrån sina egna förutsättningar och behov. Sammantaget visar studien att det svenska civilsamhällets arbetslivsinkluderande insatser sker i en balansgång mellan att vara föregångare och alternativ respektive komplement och ersättning i förhållande till offentliga välfärdsinsatser. Denna balansgång kan vara en förutsättning för att civilsamhällets organisationer alls ska kunna verka inom ett så pass komplext och reglerat område. Samtidigt väcks frågan hur balansgången påverkar civilsamhällets förutsättningar att bidra till reell och hållbar förändring på arbetsmarknaden, eller om de främst fungerar som dimridåer för välfärdssystemets tillkortakommanden. En slutsats är att det behövs fortsatt omförhandling av den svenska välfärdsstatens samhällskontrakt, med förstärkt och vidareutvecklad samverkan och synergier mellan olika samhällsaktörer och samhällssektorer kring arbetslivsinkludering.

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  • 29.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Mellström, Ulf
    Karlstads universitet.
    Wennberg, Paula
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Distance- Spanning Technology.
    Co-creative Platforms for Societal Impact of Research on Gender Issues: A Comparative Study of The Gender Academy and Gender Contact Point2022In: Gender Inequalities in Tech-driven Research and Innovation: Living the Contradiction / [ed] Gabriele Griffin, Bristol University Press , 2022, 1, p. 156-172Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter, the experiences from Gender Contact Point and The Gender Academy are harnessed with the purpose of advancing knowledge on how the societal impact and the societal relevance of research on gender issues may be reinforced by co- creative platforms for academia- society cooperation. In exploring Swedish cases, this study adds to the research stream on gender in regional innovation systems that was established by Scandinavian scholars. The research questions addressed in the study are: i) how are these co- creative platforms organized and managed?; ii) what co- creative forms and forums are applied in the platforms?; and iii) what challenges and potentials are perceivable in the platforms’ efforts to reinforce the societal impact and the societal relevance of research on gender issues? Previous research on social innovation helps address these questions, by pinpointing mechanisms for societal and organizational transformation in co- creative platforms. 

  • 30.
    Lund, Erik
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Lööw, Joel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Gränsen mellan människa och teknik i arbetet med autonoma system i framtidens gruvindustri2023In: FALF 2023 Arbetets gränser: Program och abstrakt, Historiska institutionen, Lunds universitet , 2023Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Gruvindustrin står inför ett teknikskifte där digitalisering skapar nya förutsättningar för framtidens gruvproduktion (Lööw et al., 2019). Detta teknikskifte innebär en högre grad av autonoma system med ökad produktivitet till minskade kostnader (Horberry et al., 2016). Men, en mer autonom gruvdrift innebär inte att människan blir överflödig (Rogers et al., 2019). Någon måste fortfarande hantera underhåll, ge instruktioner och sätta igång dessa system, samt övervaka och ingripa om det uppstår problem eller avvikelser. Ju mer avancerade dessa autonoma system blir, desto mer tycks gränserna mellan det tekniska och det sociala systemet luckras upp. Denna riktning är inte helt oproblematisk. Vägen till en autonom gruva är lång och om människans behov, förutsättningar och begränsningar inte tas i beaktning är risken stor att interaktionen mellan människa och det tekniska systemet får en negativ inverkan på arbetet.  

  • 31.
    Lundmark, Felix
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Öhrling, Therese
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Sundström, Erik
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Attraktiva arbetsplatser genom Industri 4.0: Slutrapport2023Report (Other academic)
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  • 32.
    Lööw, Joel
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Jakobsson, Mats
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Larsson, Johan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology. Department of Occupational Health and Safety, LKAB, Gällivare, Sweden.
    Mattson Molnar, Malin
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Vinberg, Stig
    Department of Health Sciences, Mid-Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    A Changing Work Environment in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic? - Observations from Managers in a Swedish Mining Company2023In: International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene: Proceedings Book of the SHO2023 / [ed] Arezes, P., Baptista, J. S., Melo, R., Barroso, M., Branco, J. C., Carneiro, P., Colim A., Costa N., Costa S., Duarte J., Guedes J., Perestrelo, G., Portuguese Society of Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO) , 2023, p. 376-389Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Mattson Molnar, Malin
    et al.
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Vinberg, Stig
    Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, SE-831 25 Östersund,Sweden.
    Larsson, Johan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology. Department of Occupational Health and Safety, LKAB, SE-98381 Gällivare, Sweden.
    Lööw, Joel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Facilitating and straining factors affecting the health and sustainability of young managers in a modern mining industry: Self-fulfilment and development - a buffer for young managers?2023In: Arbetsliv i omvandling, ISSN 1404-8426, no 2, p. 3-53Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To be able to attract, retain and develop talented individuals to managerial positions is important for organizations. Recently, however, there are indications that young professionals are reluctant to accept a leadership role. There is a lack of research exploring the reasons for this reluctance and investigating the working conditions and health of young managers; especially within heavy industries such as mining. The aim of the study is to gain a deeper understanding of the factors affecting the health and sustainability of young managers in the mining industry. A qualitative case study is conducted based on in-depth interviews with 10 managers aged 35 years or younger at a large international mining company in Northern Europe. A content analysis indicated several straining and facilitating aspects of the work situation in terms of maintaining sustainability and good health. The resulting themes are analyzed and discussed through the lens of the Job-demand-control-support (JDCS) model. Perceived stimulation, growth, and development seems to have a facilitating role in promoting sustainability and health, and is one theme that stood out from complete adaptation to the model. The study contributes with insights into how this model can be applied to a specific professional group (young managers) and in a certain context (mining and similar heavy industry). The findings have practical implications for organizations regarding the ability to ensure good, healthy, attractive, and sustainable working conditions for young managers.

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  • 34.
    Norman, Felicia
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health, Learning and Technology.
    Ett föredöme: En kvalitativ studie om vad som är viktigt för ett bra och motiverande ledarskap2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine how leaders within different areas of work form effective working groups. The study also strived to determine if leaders were aware of their leadership styles or knew the importance of adapting their leadership style. In order to achieve this, ten semi-structured interviews were conducted with leaders from three different areas of work: sales; children & adolescents and government. The results from this study showed it is possible to achieve better, more dynamic leadership through self-reflection. The results also showed that good, dynamic leadership is about how the leader interacts with others. It is therefore important for a leader to make each individual feel seen and create motivation amongst new employees in order to meet the organization’s goals. One important factor could be someform of reward, since it can act as motivation. In order to accomplish goals the leader can act asa guide, leading the group through the work. Aside from these factors, the leader’s personality, education and knowledge can affect the leader’s method for leading a group. Furthermore, experiences in the leader’s personal life or work can affect how they lead a group. This study will hopefully provide a basis for further research on the leadership of different industries and its impact on employees, as well as the importance of leaders' education and knowledge. 

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  • 35.
    Nylund, Annette
    KTH, Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Bundles of practices versus TQM principles and their prediction for productivity2011In: Yearbook on Productivity 2011 / [ed] Hagén, H.-O., Stockholm: Statistiska centralbyrån , 2011, p. 35-76Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The main objective of this study is to compare the traditional TQM management concept with contemporary learning and work practices in firms in the business sector in Sweden. Will the use of one or both of the concepts predict higher value added per employee? The two management concepts are used as measurements of endogenous activities in the firm and are included in growth models. The concepts are based on new data from the Swedish Meadow Survey 2009 and matched with innovation data, ICT data, and register data for 2008 from Statistics Sweden. The Meadow Survey is based on the new proposed guideline of harmonising the collection and interpretation of data concerning work organisation and competence development in the European Union countries.

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  • 36.
    Nylund, Annette
    KTH, Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Firms’ environment and competence portfolio2011In: Learning Organisations Matters / [ed] Hagén, H.-O., Stockholm: Statistiska centralbyrån , 2011, p. 277-306Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The main objective of this chapter is to explore the firm's learning activities and organisational practices and their relationship with the firm's environment. An analytical scheme developed for analysing a firm's competence strategy is used to interpret the results, supported by factor analysis. The results show that measuring these activities and practices in firms is possible. Further, they are heterogeneous across the firm's environment and not denoted by their environment, as the theory defining organisational boundaries argues. The chapter also tests how an economic output model can include the firm's learning activities and organisational practices. The following paper uses the model, comparing two perspectives of using and measuring learning activities and organisational practices.

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  • 37.
    Nylund, Annette
    KTH, Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Learning at Work and Productivity in Swedish Business Firms: Based on the Swedish MEADOW Survey 2009/20102017Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The background of the thesis is the ongoing struggle for a better understanding of driving forces for economic growth. Some important and rewarding new steps have been taken in the last decades in economic growth theory research. For example, the theory includes the use of technology and the creation and implementation of new technology intertwined with management and learning practices at work. However, the knowledge development on the matter can be described as slow. The explanation is argued to be the lack of data, which complicates and prevents theory development. The lack of data and the intertwined dependence on the development of theory in the matter constitutes the starting point for the research in the thesis.This thesis aims to contribute to developing measures of management of work and learning practices at work that can be used in productivity models. The analyses are based on the micro-level data from the Swedish MEADOW Survey 2009/2010 at Statistics Sweden. Factor and regression analysis and other analytical techniques are also used. Some key findings are that management and learning practices at work in business firms are used in bundles. The results indicate synergy effects on performance when applying multiple management and learning practices. Two different management approaches are tested, and both predict productivity. However, the measure of the contemporary use has a better fitness than the theoretical model. Focus and delimitations of research questions in the forthcoming doctoral dissertation are discussed. See Future Research – the Logic Next Step, Chapter 6, Final Reflections.

  • 38.
    Nylund, Annette
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Lärande i arbetet: indikatorer för att mäta lärande i arbetet med relevans för produktivitet och innovativitet2023Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, no country in the world can fully describe its economic development. The reason is that information about how companies conduct their business is missing from the standardised international system for follow-up. Information about learning at work needs to be included in the System of National Accounts (SNA). Because the information has proven decisive importance to shed light on the development fairly, the statistics must be supplemented by a recurring survey that measures learning at work based on data collected at the organisational level in companies and other organisations.

    The thesis aims to contribute to the development of statistics by presenting indicators highlighting learning at work with high relevance for productivity and innovativeness. The theory review and the analyses in the thesis show that it is important to distinguish between different parts of learning at work. Therefore, three sub-indicators are created: employees' learning (individual learning) and work organisation (participation/decentralisation), as well as the companies' other structural prerequisites for learning (structural learning). The sub-indicators have different meanings for productivity and innovativeness.  However, the overall conclusion is that all types of companies benefit from learning at work because learning contributes to innovativeness and productivity, the analyses show. The results also show that all kinds of companies have the conditions to develop and use workplace learning practices. All companies also need learning on the job, not least because structural transformation affects all types of operations. Learning at work has become a key factor for employee development and attractiveness in the labour market and companies' competitiveness.

    Two Swedish surveys have been used: Meadow 2009 (881 companies) and Nulägesunder-sökningen NU 2015 (1272 companies), measuring each current situation. The questionnaires are based on the Meadow Guidelines employer questionnaire, which aims to collect data at the organisational level about learning work organisations (Meadow Consortium, 2010). Survey data has been matched with innovation and register data describing the companies' conditions and financial results. The analyses in the thesis (and other studies based on Meadow data) show robust results based on proven data.

    For Sweden, there are no longer any sufficiently weighty reasons to wait for joint decisions within Europe, the OECD, or the UN to produce statistics on learning at work. Sweden is suggested to take the initiative and develop data on learning at work. Partly to measure and monitor the part of lifelong continuous learning that takes place at work and partly because Sweden is one of the countries in the world where competitiveness is based on high quality in production, which requires continuous learning at work and information about these investments. The statistics and indicators are expected to be used in a number of research and policy areas.

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  • 39.
    Nylund, Annette
    KTH, Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Work organisation and competence development in Swedish firm: Based on the Swedish Meadow Survey 20102010In: Yearbook on Productivity 2010 / [ed] Hagén, H.-O., Stockholm: Statistiska centralbyrån , 2010, p. 143-217Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall objective of this paper is to contribute to the discussionabout economic growth. Here, by exploring measurements created by researchers focusing on work organisation and competence development. The results and predictions of incidences of work organisation andcompetence development across the Swedish business sector arepresented. Data from the Swedish Meadow Survey 2009 employer questionnaire is used. Theory and data are also described. The data is used in a tentative and exploratory way. Hopefully, the paper will also spread knowledge of the EU Meadow project that provides the guidelines used for the Swedish survey.

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  • 40.
    Nylund, Annette
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology. Myndigheten för arbetsmiljökunskap.
    Kaulio, Matti
    KTH, Kungliga tekniska högskolan.
    Hagén, Hans-Olof
    Senior consultant.
    Ånyo frågan om lärande i arbetet: Konsekvenser för innovativitet och produktivitetManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden, endogenous forces in companies are decisive for productivity. It is thirty years since the breakthrough in economic theory. Still, there is a lack of knowledge about their relationship with innovativeness and productivity. The shortcomings are partly due to a lack of data. Here, we take the operationalization of indicators that highlight learning at work a step further compared to the previous article in Arbetsmarknad_&_Arbetsliv. We present factor analysis that reveals learning patterns at work and regression analysis that validates the relevance of the indicators for innovation and productivity based on a representative sample of companies in Swedish business.

  • 41.
    Nylund, Annette
    et al.
    KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Parding, Karolina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Hagén, Hans-Olof
    Senior consultant.
    Synergier av HRM-praktiker bidrar till produktiviteten2020In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 26-48Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article is about HRM-practices at work and how they affect productivity, from a growth theory perspective. Theories describe these practices as growth-en-hancing. However, data about these practices in productivity models have long been lacking. Non-mandatory guidelines have been developed (Meadow Consor-tium, 2010). This analysis uses data following the proposed guidelines in studies of the impact of HRM-practices on productivity. Each practice by themself show low correlations, but an overall HRM-index predicts productivity with very high significance. The more practices, the higher the productivity. The article contributes to the knowledge of how HRM-practices can be measured and their importance for productivity.

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  • 42.
    Parding, Karolina
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Ejdemo, Thomas
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Skeppar Huuva, Emelie
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Rekryteringsbehov och utbildningsutbud till och med 20302023Report (Refereed)
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  • 43.
    Parding, Karolina
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology.
    Ek Styvén, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Lindström, Frida
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Näppä, Anna
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Workplace learning in transient workplaces: the tourism and hospitality industry in the Arctic region2023In: Journal of Workplace Learning, ISSN 1366-5626, E-ISSN 1758-7859, Vol. 35, no 9, p. 259-273Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This paper aims to focus on conditions for workplace learning (WPL) in highly transient workplaces, exemplified by the tourism and hospitality sector in the Arctic region. The aim is to analyse and discuss how employees and employers view the conditions for employees’ WPL from their respective perspectives. Design/methodology/approach: The study is based on a qualitative approach. Ten interviews with employers and ten interviews with employees were carried out. This opens for different perspectives, including identifying “learning gaps”. The analysis was thematic, with a focus on opportunities and challenges for WPL in these transient workplace contexts. Findings: Overall, conditions for WPL seem unsatisfactory. On the one hand, both employees and employers see WPL as essential for staff retention. Employers also see WPL as a strategy for business development and, thus, profit. On the other hand, high staff turnover makes it challenging to strategically invest in and organize for WPL, especially formal learning. Hence, a Catch-22 situation emerges. Research limitations/implications: As this study is qualitative in its scope, generalizations are analytical rather than statistical. Originality/value: There is a shortage of studies on conditions for WPL, focusing particularly on transient workplaces. Moreover, by including employer and employee perspectives, the authors contribute to a gap in the literature. The empirical contribution of this paper thus lies in using a theoretical WPL framework on transient workplaces, exemplified by the tourism and hospitality industries in the Arctic region.

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  • 44.
    Ringblom, Lisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Humans and technology.
    Utmanad ordning? En studie av kön och jämställdhetsarbete i den svenska gruvindustrins arbetsorganisationer2019Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Men, masculine symbolism and hard manual labour have long characterised the mine as a workplace. While this still holds true, today more and more miners are women, gender equality is described as a priority and new technologies and new work methods are being implemented. This means that mining organisations demonstrate a duality of both stability and change. This dissertation aims to investigate how gender and gender equality work are constructed and how this affects gender relations in the Swedish mining industry’s male-dominated organisations. With feminist theories as a starting point, gender is understood as a ‘doing’ and organisational structures, processes and practices as constituting social power structures. The dissertation is based on four empirical sub-studies, 15 workplace visits, 20 interviews with miners from underground workplaces and four interviews with HR managers.

    The results show that the relationship between gender and mining is not self-evident, but rather is constantly being negotiated. The increasing number of women in mining makes it more difficult to sustain the idea of mining as by and for men, and new technology and new work methods have provided an opening for renegotiating who can carry out mining. Previously, working in mines was reserved for men; today the gender boundary has shifted within mining and among different workplaces and tasks. In the informal interaction among the miners, jargon serves to preserve the prevailing order of men’s traditional place and dominance, but also as an arena of challenge and resistance. Efforts to increase gender equality are mainly motivated by the perception that gender equality will strengthen the mining companies’ profitability and competitiveness, which in turn affects how efforts to achieve gender equality are formulated. Gender equality is also expected to help improve the psychosocial working environment because of the perception that women have something positive and different (than men) to contribute to the workplace. Women tend to be regarded as a significant part of the problem (the lack of women) and its solution (more women) when these organisations work on gender equality issues. This means that it is mainly women outside the organisations who are to solve the problem of gender inequality in the organisations. The organisations’ ‘gender equality doing’ not only has a bearing on gender and gender relations but also on other power relationships in the organisations, especially class and place. When the male group is brought to the fore as a problem in relation to gender inequality, it is not all men but working class men in rural areas, who are depicted as the problem. In this way, (in)equality is not seen primarily as a question of power, structures and processes within the organisation but is attributed primarily to groups of people in (and outside) the organisations.

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  • 45.
    Ringblom, Lisa
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Omförhandling i gruvan?: om kön, arbete och förändring i den mansdominerade gruvnäringen2017In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 38, no 1-2, p. 33-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 46.
    Ringblom, Lisa
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gender equality as a business case in Swedish forestry and mining: Understanding complexorganizational power structures2018In: Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference: Abstracts booklet, Macquarie University , 2018, p. 62-62Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Samuelsson, Björn
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Arbetsskador i byggverksamhet 2021: Privat och offentlig verksamhet2022Report (Other academic)
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  • 48.
    Samuelsson, Björn
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Arbetsskador inom byggindustrin 2021: Bygg- och anläggning – privat sektor2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna sammanställning omfattar till Arbetsmiljöverket och Försäkringskassan anmälda arbetsolyckor och arbetssjukdomar i privata byggindustrin i företag verksamma inom bygg- och anläggning. Arbetsskador inträffade under år 2021, som är anmälda och registrerade till och med sista maj 2022, ingår i redovisningen. Sammanställningen visar inte vilka av dessa anmälda arbetsskador som blir godkända.

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  • 49.
    Sanda, Mohammed-Aminu
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Humans and Technology. University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
    Worker Engagement in Routinized Structured Activity Circumvention: Using SSAT to Understand the Significance of Involuntary Cognitive Intentionality2021In: AHFE 2021: Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, Springer, 2021, Vol. 259, p. 201-209Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study explored workers engagement in involuntary cognitive intentionality leading to their circumvention of structured and routinized activities at the workplace. Guided by Bedny and Karwowski’s postulation that activities of individuals are realized by goal-directed actions, informed either by mental or motor conscious processes, as objects of the cognitive psychology of skills and performances, qualitative data was collected from documented interactions between graduate students engaged in research work and their supervisor, and analyzed morphologically to understand the significance of workers involuntary cognitive intentionality in different work setting. It was found that individuals assigned consciously designed and assigned structured activity in work-settings can think that they know how to do such activities better, and even understand everything about how to do the activity properly in their minds. It is concluded that workers involuntary cognitive intentionality makes them circumvent consciously designed and assigned routinized structured activity, yielding outcomes that deviate from expectations. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

  • 50.
    Sandström, Johan
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Jensen, Tommy
    Stockholms universitet.
    Gruvans makt2021Book (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? 

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