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Andersson, T., Cäker, M., Tengblad, S. & Wickelgren, M. (2019). Building traits for organizational resilience through balancing organizational structures. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 35(1), 36-45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building traits for organizational resilience through balancing organizational structures
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 36-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper describes and explains how balancing organizational structures can build traits for organizational resilience. Organizational resilience is a holistic and complex concept. In this paper, we move beyond focusing on sudden and disruptive events in favour of anticipating the unexpected in daily organizing. Organizational resilience is understood here as building traits of risk awareness, preference for cooperation, agility and improvisation and is analysed by means of a longitudinal qualitative case study. The paper contributes to the field by showing how balancing organizational structures can foster organizational resilience traits. We show that power distribution and normative control can create preparedness for unexpected events and foster action orientation at the same time as supporting organizational alignment. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
balancing, decentralization, organizational resilience, organizational structure, risk awareness
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Followership and Organizational Resilience
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16593 (URN)10.1016/j.scaman.2019.01.001 (DOI)000461263700004 ()2-s2.0-85060316460 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-02-04 Created: 2019-02-04 Last updated: 2019-04-23Bibliographically approved
Wickelgren, M., Andersson, T. & Cäker, M. (2018). How incentive systems arrived in Sweden: a tale of travelling ideas and ghost myths in action. International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 11(1), 67-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How incentive systems arrived in Sweden: a tale of travelling ideas and ghost myths in action
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, ISSN 1478-1484, E-ISSN 1741-8135, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 67-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper describes and explains how and why incentive systems began spreading in Sweden, despite the differences between the dominating business values in the USA (where incentive systems originated) and Sweden. A ghost myth in Sweden’s national business system explains why it happened when it did. Theories on travelling ideas underemphasise the fact that organisations/countries hold varying and competing ideas of suitable practices at the same time. Ghost myths are important alternative concepts which are activated when contextual circumstances arise for a shift in practices. This research is based on a hermeneutic and qualitative approach using texts and interviews and it highlights the role of ghost myths in terms of how ideas travel and how they are translated in different contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Publishers, 2018
Keywords
incentive system, translation, ghost myth, imitation, national business system, travelling ideas, Sweden, management fashion, income distribution, institutional theory
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Followership and Organizational Resilience
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16022 (URN)10.1504/IJMCP.2018.090413 (DOI)
Projects
Forte 2010-0970, Belöningssystem i svenskt arbetsliv - möte eller krock mellan amerikanska och svenska ledningspraktiker?
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-0970
Available from: 2018-07-31 Created: 2018-07-31 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
Andersson, T., Kazemi, A. & Wickelgren, M. (2016). Career in Swedish Retail.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Career in Swedish Retail
2016 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A career in retailing is to a large extent a boundaryless career. A career in retail does not limit the individual to a single organisation, to a single role/position, or to a hierarchical rung on the organisational ladder. Both co-workers and managers move quite easily among organisations within the same retail area, between different retail areas, and in and out of the retail sector.

• In the past, the description of retailing as a transitory employment sector has had a negative connotation. Yet this description can also have quite a positive connotation. For example, experience acquired in the retail sector can be very useful in other work sectors. Moreover, people working in retail are generally motivated by job security, a job that is possible to combine to leisure/family, and a job close to home. They are typically much less motivated by traditional career advancement opportunities, the exercise of power over others, and by the desire to make decisions.

• People working in retail have a rather limited interest in becoming managers in part because their major work motivators are not the motivators one usually associates with management career paths.

• Gender is a relatively weak distinguishing variable in terms of retail careers, but there are some statistically significant – yet small – differences in the work characteristics of men and women in retail. For example, women in retail prioritize work-life balance, the proximity of workplace to home, and outside interests more than men in retail. These priorities have a limiting effect on their opportunities to accept managerial positions and to follow traditional, upward career paths.

• There are more women than men working in the retail sector today, but a larger percentage of men in management positions. However, this cannot be explained by differences between the motivations of men and women to become managers or in their attitudes towards their own managerial capabilities. The explanation lies in other, more indirect factors such as the expectations of today’s managers.

• Women generally earn less than men in the retail sector. This inequality is especially evident when differences in work responsibilities exist (e.g., specialized areas, subbranches, management tasks).

• There is some general scepticism among employees in the retail sector as far as the extent to which their employers are willing to commit to their well-being and development. This finding has important practical implications when employees sense a lack of employer commitment to them.

• People outside retail sector generally have a more negative picture of the retail sector than the people within the sector. People in the retail sector are relatively satisfied and think their work is varied and interesting.

• The number of women at the lower management levels (at the store-level) is increasing. Because of this trend, which is expected to continue, in the relatively near future there may be as many female managers as male managers at this level. However, at the upper management levels in retail, there are more than ten men for every woman and no indications of change.

• Job security is the most important career anchor for retail employees in Sweden. This finding has very important practical implications because job security is typically not associated with employment in the retail sector. It is a factor that can be an important consideration for retailers.

Publisher
p. 61
Series
GRI-rapport, ISSN 1400-4801 ; 2016:3
Keywords
Career, retail, identity, career anchor, psychological contract, manager, leadership, medarbetarskap
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Followership and Organizational Resilience; Individual and Society VIDSOC
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13219 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council
Available from: 2016-12-09 Created: 2016-12-09 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Linnéusson, G., Galar, D. & Wickelgren, M. (2016). In Need for Better Maintenance Cost Modelling to Support the Partnership with Manufacturing (1ed.). In: Uday Kumar, Alireza Ahmadi, Ajit Kumar Verma & Prabhakar Varde (Ed.), Uday Kumar, Alireza Ahmadi, Ajit Kumar Verma & Prabhakar Varde (Ed.), Current Trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety: An Industry Perspective. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Reliability Safety and Hazard Conference (ICREsh-ARMS), Luleå University of Technology, 1 June - 4 June, 2015 (pp. 263-282). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In Need for Better Maintenance Cost Modelling to Support the Partnership with Manufacturing
2016 (English)In: Current Trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety: An Industry Perspective / [ed] Uday Kumar, Alireza Ahmadi, Ajit Kumar Verma & Prabhakar Varde, Springer, 2016, 1, p. 263-282Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The problem of maintenance consequential costs has to be dealt with in manufacturing and is core of this paper. The need of sustainable partnership between manufacturing and maintenance is addressed. Stuck in a best practice thinking, applying negotiation as a method based on power statements in the service level agreement, the common best possible achievable goal is put on risk. Instead, it may enforce narrow minded sub optimized thinking even though not intended so. Unfortunately, the state of origin is not straightforward business. Present maintenance cost modelling is approached, however limits to its ability to address the dynamic complexity of production flows are acknowledged. The practical problem to deal with is units put together in production flows; in which downtime in any unit may or may not result in decreased throughput depending on its set up. In this environment accounting consequential costs is a conundrum and a way forward is suggested. One major aspect in the matter is the inevitable need of shift in mind, from perspective thinking in maintenance and manufacturing respectively towards shared perspectives, nourishing an advantageous sustainable partnership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016 Edition: 1
Series
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 2195-4356
Keywords
Maintenance, Cost modelling, Consequential costs, Manufacturing, Production flows, Dynamic complexity, Sustainable partnership, Shift in mind
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Technology; Humanities and Social sciences; Production and Automation Engineering; Followership and Organizational Resilience
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11619 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-23597-4_20 (DOI)2-s2.0-85043763107 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-23596-7 (ISBN)978-3-319-23597-4 (ISBN)
Conference
3rd International Conference on Reliability Safety and Hazard Conference (ICREsh-ARMS), Luleå University of Technology, 1 June - 4 June, 2015
Available from: 2015-10-20 Created: 2015-10-20 Last updated: 2018-05-07Bibliographically approved
Andersson, T., Kazemi, A. & Wickelgren, M. (2016). Karriärvägar i detaljhandeln. Handelsrådet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Karriärvägar i detaljhandeln
2016 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Handelsrådet, 2016. p. 76
Series
Handelsrådets forskningsrapport ; 2016:3
Keywords
Karriär, detaljhandeln, identitet, gränsöverskridande karriär, butikschef
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences; Followership and Organizational Resilience; Individual and Society VIDSOC
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12275 (URN)978-91-86508-32-6 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council
Available from: 2016-05-19 Created: 2016-05-19 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Linnéusson, G., Galar, D. & Wickelgren, M. (2015). A path forward: Systems thinking maintenance as part of shift in mind on added value. In: Sulo Lahdelma & Kari Palokangas (Ed.), : . Paper presented at International Conference on Maintenance, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics, and Maintenance Performance Measurement and Management, MCDM 2015 and MPMM 2015, 30th September - 1st October 2015, Oulu, Finland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A path forward: Systems thinking maintenance as part of shift in mind on added value
2015 (English)In: / [ed] Sulo Lahdelma & Kari Palokangas, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Abstract: The purpose and novelty with this recently started research is the introduction of a modelling concept that aims to include the interdependencies maintenance have with financial figures, customer behavior, and production, using systems thinking. It suggests on a path forward in acknowledging short- and long term effects from maintenance on the production system and its financial results. Using systems thinking modelling enables learning on consequences from strategies and policies on the studied system; enabling evaluation of future scenarios supporting decision makers in defining sustainable strategies of action on the policy-level. This paper provides a brief outline of the thoughts behind the research project and points the direction for future research by first introducing aspects regarding the problem and possibilities to address, then briefly introduce different modelling approaches that in part address the problem, which is summarized into a path forward, and finally includes an example of a model by the author of a machine strategy problem that connects the physical assets and actions with financial costs.

Keywords
Proactive maintenance, strategy, management, systems thinking, cost, value
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Technology; Production and Automation Engineering; Followership and Organizational Resilience
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11578 (URN)978-951-98113-7-6 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Maintenance, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics, and Maintenance Performance Measurement and Management, MCDM 2015 and MPMM 2015, 30th September - 1st October 2015, Oulu, Finland
Available from: 2015-10-02 Created: 2015-10-02 Last updated: 2018-03-29Bibliographically approved
Wickelgren, M., Andersson, T. & Cäker, M. (2013). The infusion of incentive systems in Sweden - translating ideas from one context to another. In: : . Paper presented at Nordisk Workshop i Ekonomi- och verksamhetsstyrning XVIII, Örebro, 31/1-1/2 2013. Örebro: Handelshögskolan, Örebro universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The infusion of incentive systems in Sweden - translating ideas from one context to another
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Handelshögskolan, Örebro universitet, 2013
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-7298 (URN)
Conference
Nordisk Workshop i Ekonomi- och verksamhetsstyrning XVIII, Örebro, 31/1-1/2 2013
Available from: 2013-02-25 Created: 2013-02-25 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Andersson, T., Kazemi, A., Tengblad, S. & Wickelgren, M. (2013). Uppdrag butikschef: Att leda i butik (1ed.). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Uppdrag butikschef: Att leda i butik
2013 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Vad innebär det att arbeta med ledaruppdrag inom handeln och hur kan man nå framgång som butikschef? Detta är två centrala frågor i boken Uppdrag butikschef – att leda i butik som tar ett helhetsgrepp om följande centrala aspekter på butikschefsarbete: 

  • ledarskap och medarbetarskap 
  • motivation och kommunikation 
  • personalarbete och arbetsrätt 
  • kompetensutveckling och etik

Boken är skriven av forskare inom företagsekonomi och socialpsykologi, verksamma vid Högskolan i Skövde, och den bygger delvis på ett aktuellt forskningsprojekt om ledarskap och medarbetarskap inom svensk handel.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2013. p. 237 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-7150 (URN)978-91-47-09703-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-02-07 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Andersson, T., Cäker, M. & Wickelgren, M. (2012). Belöningssystem i svenskt arbetsliv – Möte eller krock mellan svenska och amerikanska ledningspraktiker. In: : . Paper presented at Nordisk Workshop i Ekonomi- och Verksamhetsstyrning XVII, Uppsala, 2-3 feb 2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Belöningssystem i svenskt arbetsliv – Möte eller krock mellan svenska och amerikanska ledningspraktiker
2012 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-7313 (URN)
Conference
Nordisk Workshop i Ekonomi- och Verksamhetsstyrning XVII, Uppsala, 2-3 feb 2012
Available from: 2013-02-26 Created: 2013-02-26 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Wickelgren, M., Kazemi, A., Andersson, T. & Tengblad, S. (2012). Personalledning i detaljhandeln: Ledarskap och medarbetarskap i svenska butiker. Stockholm: Handelns Utvecklingsråd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Personalledning i detaljhandeln: Ledarskap och medarbetarskap i svenska butiker
2012 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Handelns Utvecklingsråd, 2012
Series
Handelns utvecklingsråds rapportserie ; 2012:1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6159 (URN)978-91-86508-14-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council
Note

Omslag: "Forskningsrapport"

Available from: 2012-07-17 Created: 2012-07-17 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
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