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  • 1.
    Segerstedt, Eugenia
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Diversity of livelihoods and social sustainability in established mining communities2019In: The Extractive Industries and Society, ISSN 2214-790X, E-ISSN 2214-7918, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 610-619Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 2.
    Lööw, Joel
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Mining 4.0—the Impact of New Technology from a Work Place Perspective2019In: Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, ISSN 2524-3462, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 701-707Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 3.
    Johansson, Jan
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Bo
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Lööw, Joel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Nygren, Magnus
    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.
    Attracting young people to the mining industry: six recommendations2018In: International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, ISSN 1754-890X, E-ISSN 1754-8918, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 94-108Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 4.
    Johansson, Kristina
    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.
    Gender-equal organizations as a prerequisite for workplace learning2018In: Learning Organization, ISSN 0969-6474, E-ISSN 1758-7905, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 10-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    This article explores how the gendering of the learning environment acts to shape the design and outcome of workplace learning. The primary intention is to reflect on the idea of gender-equal organizations as a prerequisite for workplace learning.

    Design/methodology/approach

    A review of literature relating to gender and workplace learning was conducted with the relation between gender-(un)equal organizations and the design and outcome of workplace learning as the focus of the analysis. This was followed by an analysis of the characteristics of an organization that promote both adoptive and developmental workplace learning.

    Findings

    The literature shows how the gendering of the learning environment acts to shape workplace learning, often by preventing development learning and limiting adoptive learning to already privileged groups. To facilitate development workplace learning requires that organizations are guided by nuanced knowledge of work organization and strategically employ workplace learning to challenge existing power relations; that they are not characterised by gender segregation and that the presence and protection of gendered practices and identities do not dominate learning activities.

    Practical implications

    Stressing gender-equal organizations as a prerequisite for learning requires stakeholders to integrate a gender perspective in the design of workplace learning.

    Originality/value

    This article contributes to the literature considering workplace learning by highlighting how gender-equal organizations constitutes a prerequisite for workplace learning as well as in defining a few basic characteristics of such organizations.

  • 5.
    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.

  • 6.
    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.

  • 7.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Lööw, Joel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Nygren, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Segerstedt, Eugenia
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Challenges in obtaining a social licence to mine2016In: AusIMM Bulletin, E-ISSN 1034-6775, Vol. 6Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Bengtsson, Lars
    Lunds tekniska högskola, LTH.
    Gremyr, Ida
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Kowalkowski, Christian
    Linköpings universitet.
    Nilsson, Anders
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Rehn, Alf
    Åbo Akademi.
    Segerstedt, Anders
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Säfsten, Kristina
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Öhman, Peter
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Industriell ekonomi och organisering: IE2016Book (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Håkansson, Anders
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Kaplan, Alexander
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
    Engström, Hans
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Product and Production Development.
    Määttä, Antti
    University of Oulu.
    Mäntyjärvi, Kari
    University of Oulu.
    Barriers to implementation of laser welding technology: A study of 11 companies in Scandinavia2015In: Manufacturing Science and Technology, ISSN 2333-2735, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 48-55Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Bevara bredden i svensk arbetslivsforskning2015In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 74-80Article in journal (Other academic)
    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.

  • 11.
    Keisu, Britt-Inger
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Department of Sociology, Umeå University.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Rönnblom, Malin
    Umeå universitet, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University.
    Entrepreneurship and gender equality in academia: a complex combination in practice2015In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 69-92Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 12.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Lööw, Joel
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Nygren, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Segerstedt, Eugenia
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    How to Get a Social Licence to Mine2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the paper is to discuss socially sustainable development in the mining industry and the communities surrounding the mines. The discussions are based on results from a prestudy and literature review on mining and sustainable development conducted during 2013–2014 at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. ‘A social licence to mine’ is important for the mining industry, but the social dimension is a relatively underdeveloped dimension when it comes to sustainable development in general and the mining industry in particular, one reason probably being the lack of effective methods for capturing social impacts. The mining industry and the surrounding communities face many challenges that provide both possibilities and obstacles to socially sustainable development; eg aspects such as gender, work conditions and cultural aspects. For example, a strong mining workplace culture and community identity can createstrong cohesion but also lead to excluding certain groups, rejecting new ideas and reinforcing obsolete values. Other challenges include recruitment, as well as health and safety in relation to an increased use of fly-in-fly-out, contractors and automation of mining. Some challenges relate to the effects of fluctuations in the mining market. There is a lack of research that links attitudes, policies and activities within companies to their impact on the wider community, and vice versa. Future research should also include the development of methods and indicators for social sustainability relevant for mining – in other words: how do mining companies get ‘a social licence to mine’?

  • 13.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Jan
    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.
    Identitet och genus under förändring i en gruvlig miljö2015In: Sprickor, öppningar & krackeleringar: nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2015, p. 107-123Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Johansson, Kristina
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    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.
    Job Rotation Meets Gendered and Routine Work in Swedish Supermarkets2015In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 109-124Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish food retail trade employers are required to counteract the strain of checkout work through job rotation. As checkout work tends to be seen as a “women's job”, this makes the industry a potentially interesting site for negotiations within gendered organizations. Based on interviews with nine food retail trade managers, this study investigates how job rotation is incorporated into specific work organization models, focusing on the implications of work requirements, organizational divisions along the lines of gender, and the visibility of gender patterns in the managers' descriptions. Three different models of job rotation were distinguished analytically: limited, partial, and extended, differentiated by the extent to which job rotation was used. While these different models had specific effects on gender patterns of working within the stores, these effects seemed accidental rather than conscious, which corresponds with the managers' more general tendency to make gender into an organizational non-issue. Job rotation was also found to be enabled not by training but by the standardization of work tasks, suggesting that job rotation supports rather than challenges the general de-skilling affecting the industry.

  • 15.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Karlsson, Jan
    Karlstads Universitet.
    Tengblad, Stefan
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Tankar om arbetslivet2015Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Tre framstående arbetslivsforskare kastar av sig de akademiska reglerna och skriver fritt om arbete och livet i övrigt. Det blir underfundiga, utrerade, upplysande, uddiga, underbara, upprörande, underhållande, upphetsande och uppfriskande funderingar över arbetsliv och annat liv. Texterna var från början bloggar på Forum för arbetslivsforsknings hemsida, falf.se.

  • 16.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gender and The Modern Organization, Ten Years After2014In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 109-136Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This empirical article presents a gender analysis of long-term impacts of some of the many organizational change projects in Swedish industrial work organizations during the 1990s. Based on the results of return visits to three industrial companies and their change projects (implementation of Lean Production or other modern organizational models) that I studied more than a decade earlier, I discuss how the work organizations eventually had changed and specifically how and whether organizational internal gender patterns had changed. The initial study showed gender-based restoring responses to strategic organizational changes, especially in the gender-segregated and gender-homogeneous work organizations. These responses conserved gender patterns as well as the organizations’ culture in general, resulting in less productive work as well as a problematic work environment. The follow-up study showed that the organizations slowly changed according to the modern organizational models (e.g., Lean Production), but at the same time, in some cases, keeping the same gender segregation and stereotypical gender markings of skills and work tasks or with new variants of unequal gender order. In addition, the follow-up study showed other and more positive results with emerging pattern of gender equality, at least in the form of reduced gender segregation and less stereotypical ideas concerning gender. The material indicates that the studied companies, in some aspects, developed into less gendered production organizations while taking some steps toward a modern organization and this was done without gender equality interventions. Therefore, the material indicated that, at least in part, gender equality could be seen as a prerequisite or perhaps even a side effect of modern organizational concepts. This article contributes to the emerging literature on an organizational theory of undoing gender as well as to the research of conditions and consequences of the modern organizational models.

  • 17.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gonäs, Lena
    Karlstads Universitet.
    Jämställda organisationer: att bryta ny mark2014In: Jämställt arbete?: organisatoriska ramar och villkor i arbetslivet : forskningsrapport / till Delegationen för jämställdhet i arbetslivet, Stockholm: Fritzes, 2014, p. 9-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gonäs, LenaKarlstads Universitet.
    Jämställt arbete?: organisatoriska ramar och villkor i arbetslivet : forskningsrapport / till Delegationen för jämställdhet i arbetslivet2014Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Delegationen för jämställdhet i arbetslivet (JA-delegationen) hartill uppgift att främja jämställdheten i arbetslivet. I vårt uppdragingår att sammanställa och tillgängliggöra kunskap om kvinnorsoch mäns olika villkor och möjligheter i arbetslivet och de faktorersom leder till ojämställdhet. Vi ska också stimulera till debatt omhur jämställdheten i arbetslivet kan främjas och lämna förslag påinsatser som kan öka jämställdheten för både kvinnor och män.För att på ett överskådligt sätt sammanställa åtminstone en delav all den kunskap som finns om jämställdhet i arbetslivet publicerarvi en serie forskningsrapporter. Rapporterna spänner tillsammansöver det vida fält som jämställdhet i arbetslivet utgör. I varjerapport bidrar ett antal forskare med kapitel om olika delfrågor urskilda vetenskapliga perspektiv. Rapporterna har olika teman, mensamma upplägg. Varje kapitel innehåller dels en forskningsöversiktsom beskriver det aktuella kunskapsläget på området, dels presenterasförfattarens egen forskning. Författarna svarar själva för innehålleti respektive kapitel.I den här rapporten behandlas arbetslivets organisatoriska villkoroch ramar. Kvinnor och män jobbar fortfarande i stor utsträckningi olika sektorer och har olika yrken och positioner. Det innebäratt de verkar under skilda villkor och har varierande möjligheteratt påverka sina arbeten. Olika aspekter av denna könssegregeringpå arbetsmarknaden diskuteras i flera av rapportens kapitel, liksomvad som krävs för att förändra etablerade mönster. Jämställdhet –eller bristen på jämställdhet – i arbetslivet och på arbetsplatsenpåverkar både kvinnor och män oavsett om de är anställda ellerföretagare. Arbetsvillkor, arbetsmiljö och arbetsrelaterad ohälsa ärnågra av de frågor som författarna analyserar närmare.Vår förhoppning är att forskningsrapporterna ska bidra medbred och användbar kunskap om jämställdheten i arbetslivet. Rapporternabeskriver nuläget, blickar bakåt och utåt samt pekar i vissafall ut riktningen framåt. De utgör därmed viktiga bidrag både tillden allmänna debatten om jämställdhet i arbetslivet och till det slutbetänkande som JA-delegationen kommer att lämna till regeringen.Som ordförande vill jag tacka de forskare som tagit sig tid attmedverka i den här rapporten. Det är min övertygelse att kunskapär en central komponent i alla förändringsprocesser, inte minst iden mot ett jämställt arbetsliv.Stockholm i augusti 2014Anna HedborgJA-delegationens ordförande

  • 19.
    Öhrling, Therese
    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.
    Lönsam arbetsmiljö för städare: En empirisk studie av en kommunal städenhetsarbetsmiljösatsning2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Projektet Lönsam arbetsmiljö för städare visar hur städares arbetsmiljö och hälsa kan förbättrasom en bred satsning, som både innefattar fysiska och psykosociala arbetsmiljöfaktorer,genomförs. Även samband mellan god arbetsmiljö för städare och konkurrensfördelar harpåvisats.Städare beskrivs ofta som en utsatt yrkesgrupp i en hårt konkurrensutsatt bransch därdåliga arbetsförhållanden, höga sjuktal och tidiga pensionsavgångar sägs vara karaktäristiskt.Rekommendationer för hur städares arbetsmiljö ska förbättras översköljer branschen mendet finns ett glapp mellan teori och praktik och många av rekommendationerna införs inte ipraktiken. Detta tycks delvis bero på de hårt pressade priserna, som både leder till enförsämrad arbetssituation för städarna och till en bromsande effekt på långsiktigtarbetsmiljöarbete. Idag saknas goda exempel som visar hur städares arbetsmiljö i praktikenkan förbättras.

    Projektets slutsatser bygger på empiriska studier av en arbetsmiljösatsning som enkommunal städenhet har genomfört i syfte att förbättra de anställdas hälsa samt att höjakvalitén på städtjänsten. Satsning kan sammanfattas med orden ökad delaktighet och ökatinflytande för städarna samt förbättrade sociala relationer och kortare beslutsvägar.Satsningar på god fysisk arbetsmiljö för att minska den fysiska belastningen har ocksåbedrivits kontinuerligt. Vidare har städenheten getts möjlighet att omfördela de egnaekonomiska resurserna och anser nu att de genom strategiska satsningar har gynnat denegna organisationen, städarna och de offentliga verksamheter som utgör enhetens kunder.Fram tills idag har städenhetens strategi varit lyckad. Den arbetsrelaterade sjukfrånvaronhar sjunkit, kvalitén och effektiviteten på städtjänsterna har ökat och städarna beskriver enökad arbetsglädje och arbetsmotivation. Städenhetens arbetsmiljösatsning kan sägas utgöraett gott exempel för andra städorganisationer, oavsett ägandeform, för hur arbetsmiljö förstädares kan förbättras.

  • 20.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Segerstedt, Eugenia
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Nygren, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Bo
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Edman, Ida
    Luleå tekniska universitet (student).
    Åkerlund, Amanda
    Luleå tekniska universitet (student).
    Mining and Sustainable Development: Gender, Diversity and Work Conditions in Mining2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish mining companies and surrounding mining communities face many challenges when it comes to social sustainable development. For example, a strong mining workplace culture and community identity can create both strong cohesion but also lead to exclusion of certain groups, rejection of new ideas and reinforce traditional, masculine values. Other challenges include recruitment, as well as health and safety in relation to an increased use of contractors and automation of mining. The social dimension is relatively underdeveloped in studies of sustainable development in general and the mining industry in particular. This report reviews research on social sustainable development and mining with a special focus on (1) diversity of lifestyles, (2) gender, and (3) work conditions. Swedish and international research is reviewed and knowledge gaps are identified. All three areas of research can be regarded as relatively mature and they give important contributions to ourunderstanding of social sustainable development in relation to the mining sector even if they not always explicitly refer to it as such. There is a lack of research that links attitudes, policies and activities within companies to their impact on the wider society, and vice versa. Future research should also include the development of methods and indicators for social sustainability relevant for mining.

  • 21.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    När det omöjliga blev möjligt2014In: Glimtar av jämställdhet, Umeå: Boréa bokförlag AB , 2014, p. 201-227Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    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.
    Ringblom, Lisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Project: Cracks in the workers’ collective – windows for change towards gender equal mining workplaces2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Forskningsprojektet ”Cracks in the workers’ collective – windows for change towards gender equal mining workplaces” handlar om könskonstruktioner i arbetarkollektivets förändringar inom gruvindustrin (mansdominerade arbetsplatser). Projektet pågår 2015-2017 med finansiering från FORTE (2.700.000 kr). I projektet medverkar Lena Abrahamsson, Ylva Fältholm (proj.ledare), Eira Andersson och doktorand Lisa Andersson.

  • 23.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Segerstedt, Eugenia
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Project: Mining and sustainable development - gender, diversity and work condition2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta är ett delprojekt som handlar om den sociala dimensionen av hållbar utveckling (och då specifikt ”gender”, ”diversity” och ”work conditions”). Huvudprojektet "Mining and sustainable development" är en förstudie för att utveckla ett större forskningsprogram om hållbar utveckling i gruvindustrin. Förstudien gick under 2014 med finansiering från bl.a. LKAB. Patrik Söderholm (nationalekonomi) var projektledare. I arbetsgruppen ingick även Björn Öhlander, Frauke Ecke, Anders Widerlund, Roine Wiklund, Petter Hojem mfl.

  • 24.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    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.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Ringblom, Lisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Project: Nordic Mining and the search for Women. Designing new gender equality inter-ventions2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta projekt handlar om gruvföretags jämställdhetsåtgärder. Projektet leds av Eira Andersson. I projektet medverkar även doktorand Lisa Andersson. Projektet inleddes 2014 som en förstudie ”Jakten på malmen och kvinnorna: en studie om jämställd kompetensförsörjning i gruvnäringen” med finansiering från Bolidens stiftelse (150.000 kr) och LKABs stiftelse (150.000 kr) och fortsatte i forskningsprojektet ”SEARCH, Nordic Mining and the search for Women. Designing new gender equality interventions” 2014-2016 med finansiering från NordMin (2.200.000 kr). I projektet medverkar förutom LKAB och Boliden även Nordland Research Institut och Mineralklynge Nord (Norge) och University of Oulu (Finland).

  • 25.
    Weihed, Pär
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Greberg, Jenny
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.
    Björkman, Bo
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    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.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Bäckblom, Göran
    LKAB, Sverige.
    Project: Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Swedish Mining and Metal Producing Industry2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Developing the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Swedish Mining and Metal Producing Industry, for the years 2013-2030.

  • 26.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Projekt: Lean i arbetslivet. Nätverket för forskning om lean produktion i det svenska arbetslivet2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Jag leder detta nätverk tillsammans med Per Sederblad (Malmö). Nätverket startade 2010 och har ett 30-tal medlemmar från lärosäten över hela Sverige. Nätverket har finansiering från FAS/FORTE (2012-2014). Vårt gemensamma intresse är forskning om tillämpningen av japanska och ameri-kanska produktionssystem, framför allt lean produktion, i Sverige. Nätverket har ca fyra nätverksträffar per år och inkluderar såväl disputerade som doktorander från hela landet. Vi arrangerar även ”lean-spår” vid nationella och internationella konfe-renser, arbetar med artiklar till internationella tidskrifter. En antologi på svenska, Lean i arbetslivet (red. Per Sederblad), gavs ut augusti 2013 på Liber.

  • 27.
    Sanda, Mohammed-Aminu
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Bo
    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.
    Using systemic structural activity approach in identifying strategies enhancing human performance in mining production drilling activity2014In: Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, ISSN 1463-922X, E-ISSN 1464-536X, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 262-282Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article seeks to identify performance-enhancing strategies that could be used to improve and optimise human–technology collaboration in rock drilling ‘activity’ in deep mines. Results from the analysis of miners’ motor actions during rock drilling activity showed that by using procedurally driven strategies, they were able to perform simultaneously two specific tasks that required high levels of concentration and visual control in the normal visual field available to them from inside the protective cabin of the high-technology equipment they were using. The miners simultaneously combine their mental actions and motor actions in recognising and remedying the constraining effects of unfamiliar stimuli during the rock drilling task. It is concluded that the functional efficiency and effectiveness of rock drilling as well as the miner’s productive performance infuture automated and digitised deep mines could be enhanced by identifying the procedural characteristics of their performance-enhancing actions and operational strategies.

  • 28.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    100 år av långsamhet: En exposé över begreppet psykosocial arbetsmiljö2013In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 9-26Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Sederblad, Per
    Malmö högskola.
    Avslutning2013In: Lean i arbetslivet, Stockholm: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2013, p. 317-325Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Andersson, Eira
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    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.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Breaking ore and gender patterns: A gender aware and sustainable strategic R&I agenda for the Swedish mining industry2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Andersson, Eira
    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.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Breaking ore and gender patterns: a strategic and sustainable R&I-agenda for the Swedish mining industry2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish mining industry experiences a major production and economic boost and Luleå University of Technology (LTU) has established itself as Europe’s leading mining university. Together they are, along with other actors in society, a leading innovation system. This innovation system, however, face a number of challenges, such as recruitment problems, demand for new technology and research, mining communities that need be upgraded and restructured and unequal, gendered work, organizations and innovation policy initiatives.In this paper we present a gender aware research and innovation agenda in the mining sector, which aims to create more gender equal innovation and thus contribute to a socially sustainable and internationally competitive development of the Swedish mining sector. The agenda, a result of interactive collaboration between the project team, LTU mining researchers and actors from e.g. LKAB, Boliden AB, Northland resources as well as The County Council of Norrbotten and the local communities, contains a list of tentative projects, defined by the innovation system. Some examples of projects are; Key roles of middle management for a gender equal mining industry, Gender patterns among mining entrepreneur companies, Gender aware and strategic recruitment, promotion and retention practices in the mining industry and Attractive and gender equal mining communities. The long-¬‐term vision, defined by the innovation system, is that the Swedish mining industry is a field of excellence, that the industry is well known for being world-¬‐class at breaking ore and gender patterns, that gender aware organizations and workplace cultures are created and sustained for efficiency, productivity and innovation as well as that regions and communities are characterized by economic growth, openness, tolerance and collaboration between mining companies and society. Drawing on theories and reflections on “undoing gender”, “degendering” and “gender toning down” we will in the paper also introduce a discussion on the relations between global mining industry, work organizations (mining companies, entrepreneur companies), labour unions, other actors, surrounding local communities and regional context etc. when it comes to doing and constructions of masculinities.

  • 32.
    Forsberg, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Westerberg, Mats
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gender and entrepreneurship in the horse-related industry2013In: Journal of Business Diversity, ISSN 2158-3889, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 75-93Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we examine the horse-related industry in terms of entrepreneurship and gender. Based on reports of the industry, a mapping of the entire sector (N= 7504) and a questionnaire (N=520) we find that the industry is portrayed as female gendered, but dominated by men. However, we also find evidence that the industry is changing gender, as women dominate among younger entrepreneurs. The strongest motives for the horse-related entrepreneurs (regardless of gender) are realizing a dream and being able to combine interest with work. We also found that entrepreneurs in this industry mainly network inside the industry.

  • 33.
    Keisu, Britt-Inger
    et al.
    Umeå university.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Rönnblom, Malin
    Umeå university.
    Gender equality and entrepreneurship in academia: a complex equation in practice2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 34.
    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.
    Johansson, Stina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    If you can’t beat them, join them?: The Swedish trade union movement and lean production2013In: Journal of Industrial Relations, ISSN 0022-1856, E-ISSN 1472-9296, Vol. 55, no 3, p. 445-460Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses the rise and changing nature of ‘lean production’ in Sweden and ‘lean’s’ interaction with union strategy and the demands of union members and employers. It begins with a discussion of what has characterised the Swedish work organisation debate over the past 50 years. With this as a base, we discuss significant trends in Swedish industry that provide both pitfalls and possibilities for workers and for Swedish trade union strategy. Our presumption is that such a strategy is not once and for all given, but something that must be brought up to date in relation to the societal context and altered production systems. Finally, we discuss IF Metall’s concept of ‘sustainable work’ that was established at their Congress in 2008. The title of our article, ‘If you can’t beat them, join them?’ is a provocative way to formulate the core of our analysis based on our overall understanding of lean production in Sweden. There are important implications for managers, workers and unions in countries both similar to and different from Sweden.

  • 35.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Lean och jämställdhet: En longitudinell genusanalys av några svenska industriföretags arbete med att implementera lean2013In: Lean i arbetslivet, Stockholm: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2013, p. 275-297Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    One hundred years if Inertia: an exposé of the concept of the psychosocial work environment in Swedish policy and research2013In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 5-29Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this article is to describe a broader concept of the psychosocial work environment, a concept that not only is limited to the individual and her immediate environment but also takes into account a broader context that includes production technology as well as work organization and learning. Based on examples from Sweden, we discuss concepts and approaches to psychosocial work environment and how these have changed over time (e.g., how knowledge about the psychosocial work environment is used to understand and discuss health, management, and development—for individuals, groups, and organizations). The knowledge presented is not new; it has been around a long time. The title of the article—One Hundred Years of Inertia—shows some impatience on the part of its authors given that the pace of change in the work environment has not always been great.

  • 37.
    Lindberg, Malin
    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.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Kristina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Projekt: Från macho till modern: Jämställdhet i skogsbrukets arbetsorganisationer2013Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Luleå tekniska universitet driver projektet i syfte att hitta, testa och utveckla praktiska metoder för jämställdhet i skogsbrukets arbetsorganisationer i nära samarbete mellan universitetets genusforskare och två av skogsbrukets organisationer: Sveaskog och Skogstekniska klustret. Finansiär: VINNOVA

  • 38.
    Andersson, Eira
    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.
    Projekt: Jakten på malmen och kvinnorna: en studie om jämställd kompetensförsörjning i gruvnäringen2013Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Förstudie

  • 39.
    Frishammar, Johan
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Kurkkio, Monika
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Lichtenthaler, Ulrich
    University of Mannheim.
    Antecedents and consequences of firms' process innovation capability: a literature review and a conceptual framework2012In: IEEE transactions on engineering management, ISSN 0018-9391, E-ISSN 1558-0040, Vol. 59, no 4, p. 519-529Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Process innovation can allow both efficiency and effectiveness gains and is a key source of long-term competitive advantage in manufacturing firms. However, the literature on managing process innovation is broad and fragmented, and it has not yet been systematically reviewed in the scholarly literature. Drawing on a capability-based perspective, the aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review of the process innovation literature. We synthesize our findings into a conceptual framework displaying the antecedents and consequences of firms' process innovation capability. First, a parsimonious review of the process innovation literature is conducted. Second, a conceptual framework of firms' process innovation capability is developed to synthesize the literature and to advance knowledge about managing process innovation. A principal distinction between a firm's potential and realized process innovation capability is drawn, and it is argued that high-quality realization mechanisms are critical for achieving desired process innovation outcomes. Finally, implications for theory, management practice, and recommendations for future research are provided.

  • 40.
    Öhrling, Therese
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Kumar, Rupesh
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Assessment of the development and implementation of tools in contract cleaning2012In: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 43, no 4, p. 687-694Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper illustrates and discusses problems with the implementation and use of ergonomic tools and techniques in the process of cleaning. Cleaning is an occupation with a high risk of developing work-related disorders. One high-strain task where recommended tools and techniques are difficult to apply is cleaning staircases. This study evaluated the muscular activity of cleaners while mopping staircases using two different mop handles and found that an easily adjustable mop handle can decrease a cleaner’s physical load. The results also show that the implementation and contextualization of the mop are of great importance for how a mop is used. A more holistic approach is needed to improve the benefits of good tools and techniques in cleaning work. More research is needed on how workplace organization can be improved to support the implementation of strategies to increase the health of professional cleaners.

  • 41.
    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.
    Johansson, Bo
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Future metal mining: a research overview2012In: Proceedings of MPES 2012, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Kristina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Jämställdhetsintegrering som verktyg för arbetsplatslärande2012In: Ingredienser för framgångsrikt arbetsplatslärande: En populärvetenskaplig sammanställning i halvtid, Luleå: Tema A&O , 2012, p. 18-21Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 43.
    Berlin, Cecilia
    et al.
    Chamlers.
    Andersson, Jonas
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Fasth, Åsa
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Grane, Camilla
    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.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Osvalder, Anna-Lisa
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Stahre, Johan
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Keyword mingling workshop: a method for identifying and consolidating industrially perceived needs and requirements of future operators2012In: Swedish Production Symposium, SPS12: Proceedings, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Investments into the technology of the future require a firm basis in the needs of production industry. However, gathering, sorting and ranking cross-industrial future needs remains a steep challenge to technology developers. Gathering feedback from just one or a few case companies can result in a biased set of priorities, since feedback from specific industrial sectors may often be highly influenced by their industry- and product-specific challenges. The workshop method presented in this paper resolves this by using a highly interactive "mingling" technique to get participants in a large group workshop (between 15 - 20 people) to answer a specific question. The participants discuss ideas in smaller groups, share their findings to the group at large, co-operatively organize the input from all participants into functional categories, and finally perform a 'ranking' of the results. The outcome is a prioritized list of concerns to focus research efforts on, providing workshop analysts with a finished structure for reporting the results. The method was tested in two workshops within the project "The Operator of the Future" and resulted in plenty of positive feedback from participants, who felt that the input was relevant, well-structured, and easy to agree with due to the consensus categorizing.

  • 44.
    Parding, Karolina
    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.
    Jansson, Anna
    New conditions for identities, cultures and governance of welfare sector professionals: the teaching profession2012In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, ISSN 2052-1499, E-ISSN 1473-2866, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 294-308Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper deals with changes in governance of professional work in relation to the concept of professional identity. Professional work is often depicted as an essential part of today’s society. At the same time, the conditions for professional work are changing – especially in the public sector. These changes can be seen in terms of an on-going interaction between the logic of the profession and the logic of the organisation where the concept of identity can be used to examine the dynamics of the changes and their consequences. In thispaper, the teaching profession is used to illustrate changing conditions for professional work in the public sector. We identify processes of diversification of professional identity and culture, some of which can be described as processes of marginalization. This approach can provide a theoretical point of departure for studying professional work – in the context of changed governance – by focusing on the concept of identity as an analytical point of reference. This approach explains organizational dynamics in terms of what changes are desired and what changes are unintentional.

  • 45.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Fältholm, Ylva
    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.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Projekt: Att bryta malm och könsmönster – En genusmedveten och hållbar strategisk F&I-agenda för den svenska gruvsektorn2012Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta projekt innebär att ta fram en forskningsagenda för och tillsammans med gruvsektorn. Projektet pågår 2012-2013 med finansiering från VINNOVA. Ylva Fältholm är projektledare. Agendan ska integreras med gruvindustrins övergripande agenda (där arbetet leds av Nordic Roch Tech Center)

  • 46.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Jan
    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.
    Projekt: Framtidsoperatören2012Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta projekt syftar till utveckla en verktygslåda som ger vidgade sinnen, ökad styrka och virtuell förmåga att röra sig fritt i tid och rum för framtidens operatör (process- och produktionsnära personal). Projektet syftar även till att omdefiniera roller, kompetenskrav och organisationsformer för att skapa ökad kommunikation, stöd och förbättrade förutsättningar för decentraliserat beslutsfattande. Projektet inleddes som ett ”A-projekt” 2011-2012 (600 000 kr) och pågår nu som ett ”B-projekt” 2012-2014 (10 milj. kr) med finansiering från VINNOVA. Projektet är ett samarbete med Chalmers. Från LTU medverkar Lena Abrahamsson (forskningsledare), Jan Johansson och Camilla Grane. Forskargruppen vid Chalmers leds av Johan Stahre som också är övergripande projektledare. I projektet ingår även företag som Volvo, LKAB, AstraTech, Boliden, Sandvik, SKF mfl.

  • 47.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Kristina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Projekt: Genus och jämställdhet i skogsbruket2012Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Projektet syftade till att utarbeta förslag för ökad jämställdhet inom skogsnäringens arbetsorganisationer. Projektet pågick 2011 och var ett uppdrag från Landsbygdsdepartementet och ingick i den nationella jämställdhetsstrategin för skogsbrukssektorn som togs fram 2010-2011. I projektet medverkade doktorand Kristina Johansson och Lena Abrahamsson (LTU) samt forskargrupp vid SLU, Umeå.

  • 48.
    Brännmark, Mikael
    et al.
    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Division of Ergonomics.
    Langstrand, Jostein
    Linköping University, HELIX VINN Excellence Centre.
    Halvarsson, Agneta
    Linköping University, HELIX VINN Excellence Centre.
    Johansson, Stina
    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.
    Winkel, Jörgen
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science.
    Researching lean: Methodological implications of loose definitions2012In: Quality Innovation Prosperity, ISSN 1335-1745, E-ISSN 1338-984X, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 35-48Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recently, Lean Production (Lean) has become a prevailing management concept in Sweden. However, previous research seems to show that the Lean concept and the impact of Lean vary considerably between organizations. This paper illustrates some key methodological issues that need to be considered when researching loosely defined management concepts such as Lean. The paper is based on a review of the literature and five comparative Swedish cases studies. Our study indicates that Lean has changed over time and that operationalization and interpretations of the concept vary considerably. This study concludes that future Lean studies should include a thorough assessment of the Lean interventions, study settings, and in particular non-Lean factors mediating the outcomes of Lean-inspired change programs.

  • 49.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Social sustainable development and gender equality in mining companies and communities2012In: Proceedings of MPES 2012, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Grane, Camilla
    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.
    Andersson, Jonas
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Berlin, Cecilia
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Fasth, Åsa
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Johansson, Jan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Stahre, Johan
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Osvalder, Anna-Lisa
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    The operator of the future – a key to competitive industry in a future information society2012In: Swedish Production Symposium, SPS12: Proceedings, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increased global competition and forthcoming demographic changes is expected for the Swedish industry. The process and manufacturing industry needs to develop solutions that can provide increased flexibility and production efficiency. A key for the future competitiveness is the operator of the future who works closest to the value adding processes. In the project “The operator of the future”, “Framtidsoperatören” in Swedish, the overall aim is to increase the competiveness of Swedish industry by developing an advanced toolbox that meets future needs. In a pre-study, the tasks and needs of the operator of the future were investigated through workshops with 25 representatives from 15 Swedish process and manufacturing industries and system developers. The results had similarities across industries and suggest solutions that support communication, control and constant learning. The tools should be intuitive and situation adapted with use of strengthened senses. These results give the direction for a continued development of a future toolbox. Through a combination of new supporting technologies and new ways of collaboration the operators of the future might find their work more interesting, stimulating, and developing, leading to enhanced competiveness of Swedish industry.

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