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  • 1.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Hallencreutz, Daniel
    WSP.
    Tengqvist, Anna
    WSP.
    Bridging Participatory Policy Trends and Research Traditions through Social Innovation2019In: Technology Innovation Management Review, ISSN 1927-0321, E-ISSN 1927-0321, Vol. 9, no 4, p. 27-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study explores whether social innovation may serve as a bridge between participatory policy trends and research traditions when striving for improved societal relevance and impact of research and innovation (R&I). Despite their shared aim of relevance and impact through civic involvement, European R&I policies and participatory action research approaches seldom refer to each other or harness each other’s resources.

    The study advances the knowledge regarding how the participatory elements in the policies and research approaches relate through a participatory case study of a joint R&I process to develop a model for social innovation support in Sweden. The case study helps distinguish potential synergies between various degrees of involvement advocated in the policies and research approaches, as well as between the reliance on trending policy concepts vs. scientific notions of validity. Social innovation is perceived as a potential bridge between these elements, as it draws upon participatory academic traditions, while simultaneously tapping into current policy trends of co-creation, in the development of new approaches and solutions to societal challenges.

  • 2.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Österlind, Helena
    Klabböle konsult.
    Design teams: A participatory path to socially transformative innovation?2019In: Forskning & Forandring, ISSN 2535-5279, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 25-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 3.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Gross, Svetlana
    Stockholm School of Economics. Humsamverkan.
    Rönn, Milda
    Humsamverkan.
    Nordin, Lissa
    Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Developmen.
    Sandred, Jan
    VINNOVA.
    Wärngård, Lars
    Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare.
    Norberg, Catharina
    The Swedish Energy Agency.
    Inclusive funding for enhanced impact of social sciences and humanities2019In: fteval Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation, ISSN 1726-6629, no 48, p. 82-87Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to expand the knowledge on how societal impact of social sciences and humanities (SSH) can be enhanced through public funding of research and innovation, a process of designing digitalised tools for inclusive funding is scrutinised, involving four Swedish funding agencies and an Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) of SSH researchers. The agencies shared the challenge to attract a broader range of SSH researchers to apply for their funding. Excluding and including mechanisms were identified in the interactions, texts and images of the formulation, communication and processing of calls for funding. The developed tools digitally guide the user through queries regarding the present and potential diversity of SSH representation among applicants, reviewers, agencystaff, etc. and regarding the formulation and communication of call texts, assessmentcriteria and reviewer instructions. The tools thus enhance SSH impact by making funding more available, but fail to demonstrate how concrete interaction with societal actors may enhance this.

  • 4.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Johansson, Kristina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Karlberg, Helena
    Piteå Science Park.
    Balogh, Johanna
    Piteå Science Park.
    Place Innovative Synergies for City Center Attractiveness: A Matter of Experiencing Retail and Retailing Experiences2019In: Urban Planning, ISSN 2183-7635, Vol. 04, no 01, p. 91-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    By investigating the occurrence of place innovative synergies between retail and tourism in a small-sized Swedish city, this article advances knowledge on how city center attractiveness can be enforced in a rural context with competing online shopping and suburban/out-of-town shopping centers. Previous studies of city center attractiveness, place innovation, and social innovation help distinguish innovative intertwinement of correlated trends of experiencing retail and retailing experiences, augmenting customer experiences through place-based characteristics. Interviews, workshops, and participatory observations with entrepreneurs, business promoters, and municipality representatives reveal three dimensions of place innovative synergies in city center attractiveness: 1) innovative variance in city center retail and tourism, 2) innovative interwovenness between the city center identity and its configuration, content, and communication, and 3) innovative interaction between retailers and tourism entrepreneurs in city center events. A key question is whether synergies in temporal events and everyday commerce are sufficiently combined, in order to engender encompassing renewal.

  • 5.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science. Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    På spaning efter platsinnovativa stadskärnor2019In: Spaning om stadens utveckling: Forskningsrådets spaning 2019 / [ed] Öberg, M., Thufvesson, O., Bergman, B., Malmö: Svenska stadskärnor , 2019, p. 33-35Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I strävan efter att locka och behålla besökare, invånare, företagare och investerare har attraktivitet och innovativitet hamnat högt upp på agendan för Sveriges stadskärnor. Platsunika upplevelser och kvaliteter har visat sig vara centrala för att människor ska vilja vistas, verka och bo på en viss plats. De kan ta avstamp i platsens atmosfär, historia, kultur, natur, geografi med mera och skapas ofta genom ett nytänkande samspel mellan platsens olika komponenter, processer och intressenter. Sådana ”platsinnovativa synergier” omfattar bland annat ett samspel mellan platsens gestaltning, innehåll och marknadsföring. Det vill säga mellan platsens fysiska utformning (t ex byggnader, parker, torg), tjänster och aktiviteter (t ex shopping, restauranger, kultur, fritid) och kommunikation (t ex profilering, kampanjer, skyltning). Det omfattar även synergier mellan platsens olika målgrupper (t ex potentiella invånare, besökare, företagare och investerare), samhällssektorer (offentlig, privat, ideell sektor), branscher (t ex handel, besöksnäring, kultur, industri, IT) och utvecklingsprocesser (t ex stadsplanering, näringslivsutveckling, destinationsdesign). Det innebär att befintliga stuprör mellan och inom olika organisationer, professioner och verksamhetsområden behöver överbryggas. I projektet ”Attraktiv stadskärna genom platsinnovativa synergier” har forskare, kommuner, föreningar, företagare och företagsfrämjare gemensamt utforskat befintliga och potentiella synergier i Piteås och Kirunas stadskärnor.

  • 6.
    Bäckström, Izabelle
    et al.
    Lund University, Lund.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Varying involvement in digitally enhanced employee-driven innovation2019In: European Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1460-1060, E-ISSN 1758-7115, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 524-540Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to advance knowledge about the mechanisms behind, and the implications of, varying involvement in digitally enhanced employee-driven innovation (EDI) by studying how a firm integrates a web-based tool in the organization of its EDI process. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a qualitative in-depth interview study with managers and employees at one high-performing and one low-performing office of a global IT firm, a critical discourse analysis was performed. It explored how the EDI discourse was produced, distributed and consumed in relation to the web-based tool for collecting and selecting employee ideas. Findings: The results demonstrate that the production of the innovation discourse by the top-level management, which emphasizes client satisfaction rather than employee engagement, restricts the employees’ utilization of the digital platform that distributes the discourse. However, at the high-performing office, employee participation is ensured because the local managers act as co-distributors of the digital tool. Research limitations/implications: The single case study design limits the generalizability of the results, but is nevertheless relevant for understanding the mechanisms and implications in similar contexts where web-based tools are used to enhance EDI processes. Practical implications: The study provides practical insights into the importance of local management’s active promotion of digital tools in order to ensure employee involvement. Originality/value: The study contributes to the EDI literature by identifying some mechanisms behind and the implications of varying employee involvement in digitally enhanced EDI processes.

  • 7.
    Bäckström, Izabelle
    et al.
    Department of Design Sciences, Lund University.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Behavioural implications of employee-driven innovation: a critical discourse analysis2018In: International Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1363-9196, E-ISSN 1757-5877, Vol. 22, no 7, article id 1850058Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines a digital employee-oriented innovation program at a global IT-firm. It addresses the research question: how is the generation and promotion of employee ideas organised by the management, and what are the behavioural implications in terms of participation of such an organising? Drawing on the literature on inclusive innovation and employee-driven innovation, the authors explore the extent to which ordinary employees are included in innovative processes at work. The critical discourse analysis of written and spoken text exposes inclusiveness concerning the managements’ production and distribution of innovation discourse in the initial phases of the program. However, the analysis simultaneously reveals considerable excluding elements in the ordinary employees’ consumption of this discourse in its latter phases, particularly regarding the parallel discourses “we are all innovators” and “the single winning entrepreneur”.

  • 8.
    Andersson, Elias
    et al.
    SLU.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Lidestav, Gun
    SLU.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Constituting gender and gender equality through policy: the political of gender mainstreaming in the Swedish forest industry2018In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, ISSN 2040-7149, E-ISSN 2040-7157, Vol. 37, no 8, p. 763-779Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

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

    Design/methodology/approach

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

    Findings

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

    Originality/value

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

  • 9.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Genusanalys av Norrbottens handlingsplan för jämställd regional tillväxt2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna rapport presenteras en genusvetenskaplig analys av Norrbottens handlingsplan för jämställd regional tillväxt 2016-2018. Analysen är utförd inom ramen för Luleå tekniska universitets uppdrag som kunskapsstöd i Region Norrbottens genomförande av handlingsplanen. Syftet med kunskapsstödet är att tillvarata tidigare kunskaper och erfarenheter för att öka handlingsplanens möjligheter att uppnå långsiktigt hållbar förändring av regionens könsmönster utifrån ett intersektionellt perspektiv. Den analys som presenteras här är därmed avsedd som ett underlag för reflektion bland dem som är involverade i genomförandet av planen. Med avstamp i tidigare forskning om könsmönster och insatser för jämställdhet och mångfald i organisationer och samhälle analyseras handlingsplanens mål och aktiviteter. I slutet av rapporten finns en lista med referenslitteratur för den som vill fördjupa sig ytterligare i forskningen.

  • 10.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Genusanalys av Norrbottens innovationsstrategi2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Norrbottens innovationsstrategi för perioden 2013-2020 syftar till att syftar till att skapa ett innovationsklimat med bästa möjliga förutsättningar för innovation i Norrbotten. Strategin ska bidra till att det blir möjligt för fler människor, organisationer och branscher att utvecklas och bidra till nya eller bättre lösningar som svarar mot behov och efterfrågan. De satsningar som görs med utgångspunkt i strategin ska bidra till en positiv utveckling avseende de horisontella kriterierna jämställdhet, integration och mångfald, miljö samt unga. Mot bakgrund av detta presenteras i denna rapport en analys för att öka lärandet om det horisontella kriteriet jämställdhet i det regionala innovationsarbetet, med målet att identifiera och analysera könsmönster och jämställdhetspotentialer i innovationsstrategin.

  • 11.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Genusanalys inför Norrbottens regionala utvecklingsstrategi2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna rapport presenteras en genusvetenskaplig analys inför framtagandet av Norrbottens regionala utvecklingsstrategi. Analysen är utförd inom ramen för Luleå tekniska universitets uppdrag som kunskapsstöd till Region Norrbottens handlingsplan för jämställd regional tillväxt 2016-2018. Syftet med kunskapsstödet är att tillvarata tidigare kunskaper och erfarenheter för att öka handlingsplanens möjligheter att uppnå hållbar förändring av regionens könsmönster utifrån ett intersektionellt perspektiv. Den analys som presenteras här är avsedd som ett underlag för reflektion bland dem som är involverade i framtagandet av Norrbottens regionala utvecklingsstrategi. Med avstamp i tidigare forskning om könsmönster och jämställdhetsinsatser i organisationer och samhälle urskiljs centrala pusselbitar för att möjliggöra en jämställd förändring.

  • 12.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Inkluderande forskning och innovation2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Involvering av civilsamhället – dvs medborgare och intresseorganisationer – i forskning och innovation ses i Sverige och EU som ett sätt att öka relevansen, acceptansen, effekten, nyttan, kvaliteten och hållbarheten i både resultaten och processerna. Enligt den så kallade Lamy-rapporten behöver samhället bli ett ”levande laboratorium” där medborgare aktivt deltar i utvecklingen av innovativa lösningar på Europas samhällsutmaningar. I denna rapport kallas detta för ”inkluderande forskning och innovation” och diskuteras utifrån olika logiker, grader, faser och former. Särskilt uppmärksammas den deltagande tradition som vuxit sig stark i Sverige, där akademi och samhälle samverkar i utvecklingen av nya kunskaper och lösningar. Formerna för och omfattningen av involvering kan variera stort mellan olika inriktningar och processer. I den lägsta graden av involvering ger medborgare passivt forskare tillgång till insamling av data, medan de i högre grader av involvering aktivt bidrar till datainsamling och analys. I den högsta graden av involvering medverkar medborgare i hela processen av problemformulering, planering, genomförande och utvärdering. Exempel på konkreta former för involvering är forskningscirklar, dialogseminarier, förändringsledare, Citizen-based suggestions, AIMdays och Science shops. Det finns även flera olika former för inkluderande innovation, som exempelvis Co-labs, Designlabb och Living labs. Där utvecklar forskare och medborgare gemensamt nya lösningar på behov hos människor, organisationer och samhälle. Detta kallas bland annat för deltagande innovation, användardriven innovation och social innovation.

  • 13.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Relating inclusiveness and innovativeness in inclusive innovation2018In: International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, ISSN 1753-0660, E-ISSN 1753-0679, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 103-119Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing interest in innovative solutions to societal challenges in policy and research has opened up the innovation area for a wider range of participants and beneficiaries than previously acknowledged, which in this article is studied in terms of inclusive innovation. In order to strengthen the conceptual connection between the dawning field of inclusive innovation studies and more established fields within innovation studies, the study scrutinizes how innovativeness relates to inclusiveness and vice versa in the light of previous knowledge. The conceptual outline is applied in a comparative case study of two regional innovation processes in Sweden, that share the ambition to tackle societal challenges by cross-boundary interaction, guided by values of equality and sustainability, at the same time as differing in scope and beneficiaries, due to their industrial and societal orientations. The combined theoretical and practical insights help delineate six distinct links between innovativeness and inclusiveness in inclusive innovation.

  • 14.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
    Schaeffer, Jennie
    Mälardalen University.
    Heikkilä, Mia
    Mälardalen University.
    Socially Innovative Remodelling Of Preschool Facilities2018In: European Public & Social Innovation Review (EPSIR), ISSN 2529-9824, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 1-13Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the prominent role of norms and values in public education policy and practice social innovation studies have rarely investigated how these are converted into practical transformations in the educational sector. The study therefore aims to provide further insight into the impact of contextualized and materialized norms and values in educational social innovation, using a remodeling process of preschool facilities in a Swedish municipality as an illustrating case study. Seeking to ensure equal and inclusive play, learning and development, the studied process exposes the impact of materialized norms and values on enabling and disabling rooms, furniture and materials in the preschool facilities. As such norms and values impact social transformation process regardless of the contextual specificities, the results may be useful also in other preschools in Sweden and internationally.

  • 15.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Hylander, Jens Portinson
    Lund University and The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
    Boundary dimensions of social innovation: negotiating conflicts and compatibilities when developing a national agenda2017In: Innovation. The European Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 1351-1610, E-ISSN 1469-8412, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 168-181Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to add to the existing knowledge on the complex institutional dynamics of negotiating conflicts and compatibilities in innovation processes that address societal challenges and social needs, this article scrutinizes the scientific and societal debate on the theoretical and practical application of “social innovation” by means of the concept “boundary object” linked to institutional theory. A participatory case study of the development of an R&I agenda for social innovation in Sweden, formulated through dialog between stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors, is presented. The results show that the unpredictable, emergent, evolving and adaptable character of needs, challenges and solutions in social innovation processes is made more theoretically and practically manageable by acknowledging social innovation as a boundary object. This is since this concept, despite its ambiguous character, helps balance complexity and usefulness in a way that serves to expand existing knowledge on institutional dynamics. 

  • 16.
    Nahnfledt, Cecilia
    et al.
    Svenska kyrkans forskningsenhet.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gendered potentials and delimitations in the church of Sweden’s social innovation2017In: Diaconia. Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice, ISSN 1869-3261, E-ISSN 2196-9027, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 3-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a conceptual study of the gendered perspectives on welfare and diaconia articulated in two recently published policy documents by the Church of Sweden, the Church’s platform for welfare and the Bishop’s letter on diaconia. It distinguishes how social innovation processes in the Church are enhanced or hampered by gendered potentials and delimitations. Such processes are increasingly being perceived as essential to the changing role the Church has in society as a consequence of the formal separation from the Swedish state and the growing importance of civil society organizations (CSOs) as welfare-service providers in Sweden.

  • 17.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Johansson, Anders W
    Linnéuniversitetet.
    Gender-sensitive Business Counselling: Changing the Gendered Pattern and Understanding of Entrepreneurship2017In: Technology, Commercialization and Gender: A Global Perspective / [ed] P. Wynarczyk & M. Ranga, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 141-175Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter compiles existing studies on gender-sensitive business counselling – an increasingly common policy measure in Western economies to increase the number of women entrepreneurs – and compares them with an empirical case to determine components and effects in order to analyse whether this kind of counselling can change the gendered pattern and understanding of entrepreneurship. Eight components and three effects are distinguished, some of which are specific to gender-sensitive business counselling, while others are similar to general counselling methods, requiring symmetrical relations between counsellor and client and the client’s active role in order to contribute to changes in the gendered pattern and understanding of entrepreneurship.

  • 18.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Nahnfeldt, Cecilia
    Research Department, Church of Sweden, Uppsala.
    Idealistic incentives in non-governmental organization innovativeness: bridging theoretical gaps2017In: Prometheus, ISSN 0810-9028, E-ISSN 1470-1030, Vol. 35, no 2, p. 97-110Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper bridges the theoretical gap between traditional innovation studies and more recent studies of innovation among civil society actors and contexts. The paper presents a study of the nature and function of idealistic incentives in innovativeness of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based on case studies of two national NGOs in Sweden, the Sensus Study Association and the Church of Sweden. The results show that the idealistic incentives of a basic view of human beings focusing on dignity and solidarity in the studied cases are closely related to various forms of NGO innovativeness, including the identification of challenges and needs, the aspired change at individual, organizational and societal levels, the involvement of concerned groups, and in cross-organizational and cross-sectoral cooperation. This contributes new knowledge not only of what NGO innovation entails and how it is brought about, but also of why such processes are initiated and thus why individual, organizational and societal transformation is essential in such processes. As part of this, the probable impact of beliefs, norms, ideologies and identities on all innovation processes, regardless of sectoral context, is highlighted

  • 19.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Nahnfeldt, Cecilia
    The Church of Sweden, 75170 Uppsala.
    Idealistic innovation tackling societal challenges2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the long tradition among civil society organizations (CSOs) of developing innovative solutions to societal and organizational challenges, these have rarely been acknowledged in traditional innovation studies. This study aims to further develop the scientific knowledge on innovation by developing new knowledge about idealistic incentives and perspectives in CSO innovation, referred to as 'idealistic innovation'. By a multiple case study of two national CSOs in Sweden - Sensus Study Association and The Church of Sweden - it is exposed that these manage a wide range of innovative processes that address various societal and organizational challenges. The idealistic traits of these processes mainly concern a basic view of human beings, where human dignity and solidarity are key pillars, which is translated into innovative ways of identifying insufficiently addressed societal/organizational challenges, initiating cross-organizational/sectorial cooperation, involving concerned groups, and aspiring for multi-level social change.

  • 20.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Promoting and sustaining rural social innovation2017In: European Public & Social Innovation Review, ISSN 2529-9824, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 30-41Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bringing together conclusions from previous studies of social innovation in rural, local, multi-stakeholder and welfare contexts, this study aims to further develop the scientific insights into the specific mechanisms of rural social innovation, based on a case study of the Swedish part of the European project “Social empowerment in rural areas” (SEMPRE). By analyzing its aims and activities, crucial aspects of rural social innovation are pinpointed in a way that helps discern the main challenges and potentials in promoting and sustaining such innovation. The identified aspects include the identification of urgent societal challenges of rural decline, initiatives to increase the rural attractiveness by innovative forms of social service delivery, empowering mobilization of vulnerable groups, such as rural immigrants, in social service design and delivery, multi-stakeholder involvement of local community actors, as well as participatory workshops to delineate needs/visions, develop solutions to these, and implement the solutions in micro-projects. 

  • 21.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gelter, Jennie
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Karlberg, Helena
    Piteå Science Park.
    Tourism networking for regional place innovation in Swedish Lapland2017In: International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, ISSN 1753-0660, E-ISSN 1753-0679, Vol. 7, no 4, p. 257-272Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article presents a case study of tourism networking in the regional destination Swedish Lapland, exploring how 'place innovation' can be used as a new scientific and practical concept to study co-innovative development of attractive and sustainable places. Drawing upon previous studies of inclusive innovation, place innovation and tourism destination development, it is distinguished how the networking among the involved entrepreneurs, designers, architects, destination management organisations, business promoters, municipalities, researchers etc., is characterised by negotiations in relation to the main components, target groups and innovation forms of place innovation. These encompass the components of configuration, content and communication, the target groups of visitors, residents and businesses, as well as the innovation forms of service innovation, user-driven innovation and social innovation. The specific set of interacting actors in the studied network made the negotiations result in a prioritisation of the commercial content over the public and civil content, of visitors over residents and businesses, and of service innovation and social innovation over user-driven innovation, affecting the prospects of attaining attractive and sustainable regional destinations.

  • 22.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Humans and technology.
    Working life inclusion through social innovation in cultural health2017In: International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ISSN 2043-8257, E-ISSN 2043-8265, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 324-338Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article scrutinises the development of a socially innovative service concept for cultural health, where approaches from the cultural areas are employed to improve the well-being, life-quality and empowerment among people in long-term unemployment or sick-leave, thus potentially serving to increase the inclusiveness in working life. The study delineates the preconditions for conceptualising, packaging and implementing the concept, in light of previous studies on social innovation and service innovation. The results expose that these preconditions are dependent on the attained social value creation, where target groups and concerned organisations from various societal sectors are actively involved in the identification of needs, in the development of innovative solutions and in the strive for social change on individual, organisational and societal levels. The study thus serves to further expand the field of innovation studies, regarding knowledge on the mechanisms of attaining an inclusive working life.

  • 23.
    Johannisson, Bengt
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet.
    Ramirez-Pasillas, Marcela
    Jönköping University.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Clusters as a Take-Off for Glocal Strategies: The Role of Social Capital2016In: Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Development / [ed] Westlund, H. och Larsson, J.P, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, p. 469-491Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter conceptualizes and operationalizes the potential of social capital in the making of sustainable strategies for individual firms in localized clusters as well as for the clusters as collectives. Global competitiveness is created out of local collaboration between firms that to a varying degree are internationalized, thereby building generic ‘glocal’ strategies. These strategies are in turn energized by the individual and collective social capital that originates in the egocentric personal networks of the local firms and the sociocentric personal network that the overall cluster of firms constitutes. The personal ties between firms that build these networks concern business or social exchange or a combination of the two. We inform how these features of network ties can be operationalized to provide a database for comparative studies of localized clusters of firms. The overall localized social capital that the cluster contains is activated through spontaneous self-organizing as well as formal organizing. The interaction between the spontaneous and formal structures turns the cluster into an ‘organizing context’, that is, an enacted environment for the local firms that is co-constructed by themselves. To illustrate how clusters build organizing contexts that accommodate glocal strategies by accumulating and using social capital, we tell the story of a Swedish community (Lammhult) and its firm cluster. This is known as ‘The kingdom of furniture’. The proposed model of personal networking and the illustrated example together inform how local actors may successfully initiate a process that aims at the creation of viable glocal strategies anchored in personal relations and networks. A ‘first mover advantage’ enables the cluster representatives to define what further enforcements external private and public bodies may contribute with.

  • 24.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Democratising Innovation Policy by Gender Scientific Participatory Research2016In: Action Research for Democracy: New Ideas and Perspectives from Scandinavia, New York: Routledge Mental Health, 2016, p. 62-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter argues that a combination of gender scientific theories/methods and participatory research methods can democratise innovation policy by highlighting and inciting more equal power relations in the development and implementation of innovation policy. The empirical case consists of four regional networks in Sweden promoting women’s entrepreneurship and innovation, challenging the masculine norms of precedent innovation policy strategies and programs. Participatory research methods have been used to develop new knowledge jointly by researchers and participants. The analysis exposes that innovation policy can be democratised by gender scientific participatory research in two manners. Firstly, by ‘democratisation of innovation’ as in widening the range of actors, industries and innovations considered as important to involve in the organisation and promotion of innovation networks. Secondly, by ‘democratic innovation’ as in creating new institutions specifically designed to increase and deepen citizen participation in the political decision-making process, which is exemplified in the organisation of innovation networks bottom-up for and by women in a way that challenges gendered norms in innovation policy. The networks thus contribute to the general trend of opening up innovation to society, motivated by the transition from an industrial to a knowledge intense society. This democratisation of innovation policy can be critically scrutinised, however, due to the neo-liberal assumptions permeating the innovation discourse in society – where innovations primarily are expected to induce economic growth in particular rather than societal development in a more general sense.

  • 25.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Forsberg, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Karlberg, Helena
    SVID, Stiftelsen svensk industridesign.
    Gender dimensions in women’s networking for social innovation2016In: Innovation. The European Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 1351-1610, E-ISSN 1469-8412, Vol. 29, no 4, p. 408-421Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Even if the number of research studies on social innovation has increased the last years, due to its perceived potential to address complex societal challenges, there still remains several relevant aspects to be explored, such as the impact of gendered norms and patterns on the transition from social inclusion to social exclusion strived for in social innovation processes. In order to further expand the dawning scientific field of social innovation, this article presents a case study of a Swedish network promoting women’s employment, entrepreneurship and innovation, exploring the complex and multiple gender aspects of social innovation. The potentials and delimitations of the network to address gender on various levels of social innovation is scrutinised by means of previous research on social and gender dimensions of innovation and organisational/societal change, exposing that further development of social innovation as a scientific field requires a comprehensive approach to the identification and analysis of the gendered norms, subordination and empowerment that affect the aspired transition from social exclusion to social inclusion in social innovation processes.

  • 26.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Berglund, Knut-Erland
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Gendered social innovation: A new research stream for gender inclusive innovation policy, research and practice2016In: Research Handbook on Gender and Innovation / [ed] G. A. Alsos, U. Hytti, E. Ljunggren, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, p. 214-225Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 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 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.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Lidestav, Gun
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Sverige.
    Andersson, Elias
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Sverige.
    Österlind, Helena
    Klabböle konsult, Sverige.
    Projekt: Inkluderande tillväxt i skogssektorn genom innovativ samverkan2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

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

  • 29.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Berglund, Knut-Erland
    Projekt: Social innovation i Svenska kyrkan2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Kartläggning och analys av sociala innovationer i Svenska kyrkans nutida och historiska verksamheter.

  • 30.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Jansson, Anna Berg
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Regional social innovation: Pinpointing socially inclusive change for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth in European regional development policy2016In: International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, ISSN 1753-0660, E-ISSN 1753-0679, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 123-140Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores how social innovation on the regional, sub-national, level helps pinpoint socially inclusive change for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth in European regional development policy. The article presents and analyzes new and unique data on regional social innovation from northern Sweden, where a participatory research approach was used to develop new theoretical and practical knowledge in cooperation between researchers and concerned societal actors. The study exposes that the studied examples pinpoint crucial elements by acknowledging the relevance of power-related dimensions such as gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, rurality etc. when distinguishing societal challenges, social needs and social improvements, the relevance of civil society engagement when developing new solutions, the importance of interaction across personal, organizational, sectoral and spatial boundaries, and the importance of highlighting and challenging power-relations that ascribe higher status to a limited range of groups, organizations, sectors, perspectives and innovation forms.

  • 31. Berglund, Knut-Erland
    et al.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Nahnfeldt, Cecilia
    Svenska kyrkan.
    Social innovation i Svenska kyrkan2016In: Svensk kyrkotidning, Vol. 112, no 1, p. 13-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Idag ser vi hur kyrkan ställer om sina verksamheter för att hantera aktuella samhällsutmaningar såsom flyktingströmmar, fattigdom, hemlöshet och andra former av social exkludering. Det finns en mängd exempel på hur kyrkan utvecklar innovativa arbetssätt för att möta olika sociala behov i den vardagliga verksamheten. Begreppet social innovation kan bidra till att synliggöra och förstärka kyrkans innovativa utveckling av sociala arbetssätt och metoder inom och mellan organisations- och sektorsgränser. Det kan därigenom bidra till att förtydliga kyrkans förändrade roll i samhället, exempelvis vad gäller dess bidrag till lokal och regional utveckling. Vi vill här beskriva den satsning som forskningsenheten inlett på att kartlägga och analysera social innovation i Svenska kyrkans nutida och historiska verksamheter.

  • 32.
    Berglund, Knut-Erland
    et al.
    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.
    Nahnfeldt, Cecilia
    Svenska kyrkans forskningsenhet.
    Social innovation now and then in the Church of Sweden2016In: Diaconia. Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice, ISSN 1869-3261, E-ISSN 2196-9027, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 125-141Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social innovation – referring to the development and implementation of new social practices

    to improve the quality of life, well-being, relations and empowerment of individuals

    and communities – shares similarities with the diaconal work performed as part of Christian

    social practices and the welfare services provided by Christian communities and parishes.

    Based on the results from a study of innovative social practices in the Church of Sweden,

    this article scrutinizes the character of a selection of historical and contemporary examples

    of social innovation in the Church, in order to further develop the knowledge of how to develop

    new forms of diaconal work related to welfare services as the societal context changes.

    By pinpointing the content, process, empowerment, innovation and normativity of social

    innovation, the analysis highlights pivotal components in the transition from social exclusion

    to social inclusion in the Church’s specific settings.

  • 33.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Undoing gender in EU’s social innovation policies?2016In: International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ISSN 2043-8257, E-ISSN 2043-8265, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 67-79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    EU’s new policy strategies for growth and innovation include astrong commitment to promote social innovation – in contrast to the earlierfocus on technological innovation – potentially decreasing the identified gendergap in innovation. The article scrutinises this potential of ‘undoing gender’ inEurope 2020 and Innovation Union by means of the new scientific concept‘gendered social innovation’ and the discourse analytical approach ‘What’s theproblem represented to be?’. The results expose that the broad approach toinnovation identified on a general level in the strategies, seems to open uppublic innovation support to wider societal participation and benefit with amore equal inclusion of women and men in innovation, by including a broadrange of sectors, industries, organisations, disciplines and innovation types. Ona more specific level, possible reinforcement of existing gender patterns isidentified, however, due to excluding elements in parallel strategies of smartspecialisation, critical mass and excellence.

  • 34.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology. Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Österlind, Helena
    Klabböle konsult.
    Designteams för innovativa jämställdhetsinsatser i skogsnäringen2015In: Den öppna skogen: Kön, genus och jämställdhet i skogssektorn / [ed] Elias Andersson, Umeå/Luleå: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet & Luleå tekniska universitet , 2015, p. 131-150Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Tidigare forskning visar att framgångsrika jämställdhetsinsatser bygger på ett tydligt ledarskap samtidigt som medarbetare är delaktiga i det praktiska förändringsarbetet. I Luleå tekniska universitets projekt Från macho till modern – jämställdhet i skogsbrukets arbetsorganisationer som bedrevs 2013-2015 med finansiering från VINNOVA testades ett nytt grepp för att skapa såväl ledningsstyrning som bred förankring genom så kallade ”designteams”. Med stöd av VD och HR-representanter i tre skogsrelaterade skapades designteams som bestod av ett urval av cirka tio medarbetare från alla i nivåer i organisationerna med olika kön, kompetenser och antal år i organisationen. På så sätt skapades en såväl horisontell som vertikal mix av medarbetare för att få en så nyanserad bild som möjligt av genomförda, pågående och potentiella jämställdhetsinsatser. Målet var att designteamen skulle utveckla innovativa lösningar för jämställdhet i skogsnäringen.

  • 35.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Forsberg, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Karlberg, Helena
    SVID, Stiftelsen svensk industridesign.
    Gendered social innovation: A theoretical lens for analysing structural transformation in organisations and society2015In: International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ISSN 2043-8257, E-ISSN 2043-8265, Vol. 3, no 6, p. 472-483Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the light of the narrow focus in Western innovation policies andtheories – mainly prioritising men-dominated and symbolically masculinespheres – the need for increased inclusiveness in innovation regarding socialaspects such as gender has been stressed. In order to expand the existing bodyof knowledge on innovation and to inform the design of more inclusiveinnovation policies, this article elaborates ‘gendered social innovation’ as atheoretical lens for scientific analysis of innovative transformation of genderedstructures in organisations and society. This is attained by a conceptual study,merging key elements from three sub-fields of innovation studies: inclusiveinnovation, social innovation and gendered innovation. The proposedelaboration of gendered social innovation encompasses the identification ofunsolved societal challenges of gender inequality and unmet needs amongwomen or men as underrepresented or disadvantaged groups in various areas,motivating the development of new solutions by inclusive innovationprocesses.

  • 36.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Ericson, Åsa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
    Gelter, Jennie
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Media, audio technology and theater.
    Karlberg, Helena
    SVID, Stiftelsen svensk industridesign.
    Samhällsdesign genom platsinnovation2015In: Design Research Journal, ISSN 2000-7574, no 1, p. 9-13Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Ericson, Åsa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
    Gelter, Jennie
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Media, audio technology and theater.
    Karlberg, Helena
    SVID, Stiftelsen svensk industridesign.
    Social change through place innovation2015In: Design Research Journal, ISSN 2000-7574, no 1, p. 9-13Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna artikel utforskas hur ’’platsinnovation’’kan användas som nytt vetenskapligt begreppoch praktiskt verktyg för att förstå och utformaframtidens samhällsdesign.

  • 38.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Undoing gender by social innovation policies?2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Undoing gender by social innovation policies?

  • 39.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Women Resource Centres: A democratic innovation for gender equal growth?2015In: Institutionalizing Gender Equality: Historical and Global Perspectives, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015, p. 105-126Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter explores Women Resource Centres (WRCs) as a democratic innovation for gender equal regional growth in Sweden and Europe. This type of organisations was initiated in Sweden during the 90’s, as an expansion of a pre-existing grass root movement of women’s organisations in rural areas, and was later turned into a model that was spread throughout Europe during the 00’s. Public funding has supported this development, both regionally and nationally by the Swedish government and internationally by the European Union, since the WRCs contribute to the realization of public agendas to attain sustainable growth by integrating a gender perspective in regional growth policies. One of the policy areas concerned by these policies is innovation, i.e. the development and implementation of new goods, services methods etc, considered as crucial for Sweden’s and EU’s economies to become more dynamic and knowledge-based. Considerable amounts of public funding have been allocated to promote the development of innovations, prioritising a narrow range of actors, areas and forms in a distinct gendered pattern. By promoting innovation among hitherto marginalized actors, areas and forms in innovation and growth, WRCs constitute valuable empirical data for expanding the insufficient scientific knowledge base on inclusive innovation. This chapter therefore analyses the role and impact of WRCs in the integration of a gender perspective in Sweden’s and Europe’s policies for innovation and growth in order to further develop the scientific field of innovation studies and to inform the design of more inclusive innovation policies. By using the concepts of ‘democratic innovation’ and ‘democratisation of innovation’, it is elucidated how the WRCs have linked gender to innovation in regional growth policies in a way that has a potential to transform existing gendered structures in organisations and society. The types of gender equality promoted by the WRCs differ however from the types promoted by the public authorities in Sweden but not in Europe, resulting in a paradox of public funding to WRCs simultaneously maintaining and challenging existing structures.

  • 40.
    Berglund, Knut-Erland
    et al.
    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.
    Four levels of social Innovations in women's networks2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    From exclusion to inclusion in public innovation support?: Innovative practices in bottom-up networks2014In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2001-7405, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 91-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines whether hitherto marginalized actors, industries and innovations – such as women, services industries and service innovations – could be acknowledged by the use of a bottom-up approach in innovation research in a way that helps make public innovation support more inclusive. It is scrutinized whether the relation between context, organization and outcomes in publically financed innovation networks such as clusters and innovation systems serves to highlight how more inclusive innovation support could be designed. Four regional innovation networks promoting women’s entrepreneurship and innovation in Sweden are analyzed by a bottom-up approach, since while emphasizing decentralization and inclusion in theory, most innovation theories and policies are in practice characterized by a top-down approach, ascribing superiority to certain actors, industries and innovations while marginalizing others in a distinct – often gendered – pattern. The bottom-up approach makes it possible to expose that being a marginalized actor in public innovation support is related to the organization of entrepreneurial types of innovation systems, based on contacts established ad hoc and resources gathered from scratch, making a wider range of actors, industries and innovations relevant than in insti-tutional types of innovation systems favored in prevalent public innovation support. By acknowledging both types of innovation systems, more inclusive innovation policies could be designed and more nuanced innovation theories could be developed.

  • 42.
    Lindberg, Malin
    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.
    Johansson, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    From macho to modern: Gender equality in forestry workplaces2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents the first preliminary results of an on-going research project investigating performances and negotiations of gender in Swedish forestry workplaces. Forestry has historically primarily implied physically demanding, manual harvesting work, with practical and symbolical associations to men and certain masculinities. In contrast, modern forestry implies new advanced technology, new organisational forms and new skill requirements which – together with more women entering the sector as managers, academics, professionals – might change gendered practices and discourses in this area. Forestry workplaces thereby provide empirical examples of possibly subversive negotiations about the links between gender identity, work and profession. The research project examines tensions between old and new gender constructions in relation to organisational and technical changes. The paper highlights the ways in which male employees describes and interprets the increase of women managers in one of the major forestry companies in Sweden. The empirical data consist of qualitative interviews with 17 employees and the result of an employee survey sent out to all employees and managers in the organization. The preliminary findings indicate both stability and change of gendered practices and discourses in the company. On the one hand, many of the men employees see the increase in women manager as a positive change in the hitherto heavily men-dominated organization, thus welcoming a negotiation of gendered structures and discourses in forestry. On the other hand, some men employees perceive the increase of women managers as a consequence of gender equality quotas, favouring unqualified women at the expense of qualified men. Some men even stated that they saw no point in applying for manager positions as these were pre-folded for women. Skills and competences associated to forestry professions thereby remain associated to men and certain masculinities, even as more women become managers in the company. The sceptical men thus contested the on-going negotiation of gendered practices and discourses in forestry.

  • 43.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Berglund, Knut-Erland
    Forsberg, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, External, LTU Business AB.
    Karlberg, Helena
    Luleå University of Technology, External, LTU Business AB.
    Jansson, Anna
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Projekt: Genusdriven social innovation – nytänkande vägar till jämställt främjande av företagande/innovation2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Projektet ska pröva, analysera och utveckla metoder för genusdriven social innovation i nära samarbete mellan Luleå tekniska universitet, LTU Business och tre av Sveriges ledande organisationer inom genusmedvetet företagsfrämjande: Winnet, Magma och Leia.”Genusdriven social innovation” definieras i projektet som nytänkande arbetssätt för att innovations- och företagsfrämjande verksamheter bättre ska kunna hjälpa kvinnor att förverkliga sina idéerDet problem som identifierats av deltagande organisationer och forskare är att Sveriges innovations- och företagsstödjande system genomsyras av maskulina normer som främst har förmått att stötta förverkligandet av affärs- och innovationsidéer i form av tekniska produktinnovationer bland män i mansdominerade branscher.De deltagande organisationerna har alla utvecklat mer genusmedvetna metoder för innovations- och företagsrådgivning som förmår att stötta ett bredare spektrum av aktörer, branscher och innovationer. Deras erfarenheter sammanförs nu för första gången i en gemensam, systematisk, vetenskaplig analys av hur genusdriven social innovation kan bryta segregerande och hierarkiska genusmönster i företags- och innovationsstödjande verksamheter.Projektet ska utmynna i en handbok om genusmedvetet innovations- och företagsfrämjande samt en avhandling om genusdriven social innovation.Finansiär: VINNOVA

  • 44.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Ericson, Åsa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
    Karlberg, Helena
    Luleå University of Technology, External, LTU Business AB.
    Projekt: Platsinnovation i Swedish Lapland2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med projektet är att utforska och utveckla ’platsinnovation’ som teoretiskt och praktiskt verktyg för att vidareutveckla Swedish Laplands besöksnäring i nära samverkan mellan forskare, näringsliv och samhälle. Finansiär: Besöksnäringens Forsknings- och Utvecklingsfond (BFUF)

  • 45.
    Jansson, Anna
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Karlberg, Helena
    Luleå University of Technology, External, LTU Business AB.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Projekt: Social innovation i Norrbotten2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Identifiera exempel på hur social innovation – i betydelsen av nya varor, tjänster metoder m.m. som är utvecklade på ett socialt inkluderande sätt och som leder till social förändring – kan vara en väg till jämlik och jämställd regional tillväxt i Norrbotten. Deltagande organisationer: Coompanion Nord, Hushållningssällskapet Norrbotten, Sunderby folkhögskola, Hela Sverige Ska Leva Norrbotten, Winnet Norrbotten, MagmaFinansiär: Länsstyrelsen i Norrbotten

  • 46.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Jansson, Anna
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Karlberg, Helena
    Luleå University of Technology, External, LTU Business AB.
    Projekt: Social innovation vid LTU2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Identifiera exempel på forsknings- och innovationsprocesser inom social innovation vid LTU och inspirera till samverkan mellan forskare inom olika ämnen/institutioner kring hur sociala och tekniska aspekter av innovation kan vävas samman för att hantera samhällsutmaningar Deltagande organisationer: LTUs forskare och innovationsfrämjare Finansiär: LTUs forsknings- och innovationsområde Effektiv Innovation & Organisation (EIO)

  • 47.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Lindgren, Monica
    School of Industrial Engineering and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Packendorff, Johann
    School of Industrial Engineering and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Quadruple Helix as a way to bridge the gender gap in entrepreneurship?: the case of an innovation system project in the Baltic Sea region2014In: Journal of the Knowledge Economy, ISSN 1868-7865, E-ISSN 1868-7873, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 94-113Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In most developed economies there exist a clear gap between men and women in terms of prevalence of entrepreneurial activity. The gender gap can be traced back to the general perceptions of gender in society, where entrepreneurial venturing is culturally defined as a masculine activity. In this paper, we analyse how such gendered norms are brought into Triple Helix innovation system models, and identify roles and challenges of NGOs in the alternative conceptualization of Quadruple Helix. Based on an exploratory case study of a Quadruple Helix innovation system project in the tourism industry, we find that NGOs may fill four roles in bridging the gender gap: (1) collaborative platforms for women-led SMEs, (2) legitimating and linking women-led SMEs to governmental and academic actors, (3) developing competences and process innovations related to entrepreneurial venturing outside traditional Triple Helix constellations and (4) carrying individual and societal aspects of entrepreneuring.

  • 48.
    Lindberg, Malin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Berglund, Knut-Erland
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Women’s view on masculinities in innovation2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent research studies on gender and innovation have exposed that the dominating understanding of innovation – i.e. the development of new technological products in basic/manufacturing/new technology industries introduced on the commercial market – builds on stereotypical notions of gender, promoting men and certain masculinities as the norm. Two specific types of masculinity have been associated to innovation: one type focusing physical strength and mechanical skills (basic/manufacturing industries) and a second type based on a professional and calculating rationality attributed to technological experts (new technology industries). As a consequence, men-dominated sectors of the economy and thus men as innovators have been the main objective for policy and research on innovation. However, this gendered understanding of innovation has been challenged by women networks in Sweden, introducing new ways to define and develop innovation by broadening the spectrum of actors, industries and innovations being involved and acknowledged. This paper analyses these women’s view on masculinities in innovation as well as the solutions they have enforced in terms of acknowledging and promoting innovation in industries employing most women, such as the services and creative industries, in various forms, such as social, service and organizational innovations. The data emanates from four regional networks promoting women’s entrepreneurship and innovation in Sweden and has been collected by dialogue seminars, document studies and participatory observations.

  • 49.
    Lindberg, Malin
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Aktivitet: Equality, Growth and Innovation - In Theory and Practice2013Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 50.
    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)
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