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Blomgren, M. & Waks, C. (2019). Att styra professionella organisationer med konkurrens -: vilka är utmaningarna?. Organisation och samhälle, 1, 44-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att styra professionella organisationer med konkurrens -: vilka är utmaningarna?
2019 (Swedish)In: Organisation och samhälle, ISSN 2001-9114, Vol. 1, p. 44-49Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-394899 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1721
Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-10-10 Last updated: 2020-02-07Bibliographically approved
Waks, C. & Blomgren, M. (2019). Institutional Maintenance Work as a Response to the Introduction of Inspections in Swedish Schools 2003-2008. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 23(1), 3-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutional Maintenance Work as a Response to the Introduction of Inspections in Swedish Schools 2003-2008
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2001-7405, E-ISSN 2001-7413, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 3-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on a national governmental school inspections program that was reintroduced in the Swedish school system in 2003. The program included controls conducted by governmental inspectors whose task was to strictly inspect, ignoring activities such as consulting and advice-giving. In the article, we show that while the reintroduced school inspections pointed to the contours of a stricter audit regime in Sweden, studies of micro-level processes provided a more complex picture. Based on an interview study including inspectors, teachers, principals and public employees in the Swedish school system, our results show that the practices of the inspectors did not change dramatically. The inspectors participated in institutional maintenance work that kept institutionalised practices more or less intact. The paper contributes to the discussion on institutional maintenance work by investigating the role of hybrid professionals (inspectors with dual loyalties and obligations both to the state and to their professional peers) and how their interdependent relationship to stakeholders affected the conditions and character of institutional work activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: , 2019
Keywords
Institutional maintenance, school inspection, hybrid professionalism, interdependent relationships
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380611 (URN)
Projects
Swedish Research Council (421-2011- 1382)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2011- 1382
Available from: 2019-03-29 Created: 2019-03-29 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Arora-Jonsson, S., Blomgren, M., Forssell, A. & Waks, C. (2018). Att styra organisationer med konkurrens (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
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2018 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Konkurrens är en viktig och vitt spridd styrform i dagens samhälle. Tillhandahållandet av allt från dagligvaror och bilar till sjukvård, skola och tv-program styrs i allt högre grad genom att utförare får konkurrera med varandra. Konkurrens har blivit en så vanlig styrform att den ofta ses som ett ”naturligt tillstånd”, som om det inte finns några alternativ.

Huvudbudskapet i denna bok är att konkurrens inte är ett naturligt tillstånd. Konkurrens behöver oftast beslutas och organiseras fram, vilket innebär att saker och ting ofta behöver ändras för att det ska kunna bli konkurrens. Författarna beskriver hur konkurrens faktiskt fungerar, varför konkurrens införs, hur konkurrens skiljer sig från andra mer välkända styrformer och vilka resultat man kan vänta sig vid införandet av konkurrens som styrform. Till exempel förklaras varför konkurrens ofta leder till mer av samma i stället för ökad variation, och hur professioner som läkare och lärare påverkas av att konkurrera.

Exemplen i boken kommer framför allt från offentlig sektor, men principerna fungerar lika väl för andra sektorer. Författarna menar att detta är värdefull kunskap för alla som är chefer, medarbetare eller kunder i organisationer som har konkurrensutsatts – vilket inbegriper de flesta i vårt samhälle.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018. p. 175 Edition: 1
Keywords
Konkurrens, organisation, offentlig sektor, skola
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-365737 (URN)978-91-44-12601-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1721
Available from: 2018-11-13 Created: 2018-11-13 Last updated: 2019-01-31Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, M., Hedmo, T. & Waks, C. (2016). Being Special in an Ordinary Way: Swedish Hospitals’ Strategic Web Communication. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 10(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being Special in an Ordinary Way: Swedish Hospitals’ Strategic Web Communication
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Strategic Communication, ISSN 1553-118X, E-ISSN 1553-1198, Vol. 10, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302051 (URN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-08-29 Last updated: 2017-11-21
Blomgren, M. & Waks, C. (2015). Coping with contraditions: hybrid professionals managing institutional complexity. Journal of Professions and Organization, 2(1), 78-102
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Professions and Organization, ISSN 2051-8803, E-ISSN 2051-8811, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 78-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with how organizations cope with institutional complexity. By applying theories of translation, we follow the lead of those arguing that attention has to be given to the microprocesses of institutional complexity. Thus far, empirical studies focusing on such processes have been rare. Among those studies undertaken, analyses of structures and practices have dominated while analyses of the interpretations and construction of meaning of involved actors have been neglected. We thus undertook an empirical study of the introduction of a national report on quality comparisons in health care. This report contained four conflicting institutional logics—a democratic logic, a professional logic, a managerial logic, and a market logic. We investigated the conflicts between these logics and how the conflicts were managed. The findings of the study contribute to institutional theory by suggesting that a new type of soft actor—the hybrid professional—is likely to be influential in organizations characterized by institutional complexity. The reason for this is found in the character and work of the hybrid professionals, where an important part of their work was to construct problems and solutions that aligned with all the logics at play.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
Keywords
hybrid professionals, institutional complexity, health care, institutional logics, translation
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242945 (URN)10.1093/jpo/jou010 (DOI)
Projects
Kommunicerande sjukhus: Utbredning, utformning och konsekvenser av "strategisk kommunikation" inom svensk hälso- och sjukvård
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2009-0075:1
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-02-03 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, M. & Waks, C. (2015). Profession och politiska reformer. In: Lindblad, Sverker och Lundahl, Lisbeth (Ed.), Utbildning-makt och politik: (pp. 21-39). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Profession och politiska reformer
2015 (Swedish)In: Utbildning-makt och politik / [ed] Lindblad, Sverker och Lundahl, Lisbeth, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 21-39Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247124 (URN)
Available from: 2015-03-13 Created: 2015-03-13 Last updated: 2015-03-16
Blomgren, M., Hedmo, T. & Waks, C. (2014). Struggles behind the scenes: Reputation managment in Swedish hospitals. In: Arild Waeraas & Moshe Maor (Ed.), Organizational Reputation in the Public Sector: (pp. 163-184). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Struggles behind the scenes: Reputation managment in Swedish hospitals
2014 (English)In: Organizational Reputation in the Public Sector / [ed] Arild Waeraas & Moshe Maor, Routledge, 2014, p. 163-184Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2014
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242952 (URN)2-s2.0-84942325696 (Scopus ID)9780415729772 (ISBN)9781317913849 (ISBN)
Projects
Kommunicerande sjukhus: Utbredning, utformning och konsekvenser av "strategisk kommunikation" inom svensk hälso- och sjukvård
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2009-0075:1
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-02-03 Last updated: 2016-11-24Bibliographically approved
Blomgren, M., Hedmo, T., Waks, C. & Lundqvist, P. (2013). Being special in an ordinary way: Swedish hospitals' strategic web-communication.. In: : . Paper presented at XVII IRSPM Conference, Prague.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being special in an ordinary way: Swedish hospitals' strategic web-communication.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286739 (URN)
Conference
XVII IRSPM Conference, Prague
Available from: 2016-04-21 Created: 2016-04-21 Last updated: 2016-04-28
Blomgren, M. & Waks, C. (2013). Professions and political reforms: Institutional pluralism and the work of teachers.. In: : . Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul 10-13, September..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Professions and political reforms: Institutional pluralism and the work of teachers.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288578 (URN)
Conference
European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul 10-13, September.
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-04-28
Blomgren, M. & Waks, C. (2012). Coping with contradictions: Doctors as boundary spanners. In: : . Paper presented at XVI IRSPM Conference 11-13 April, Rome.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coping with contradictions: Doctors as boundary spanners
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-288646 (URN)
Conference
XVI IRSPM Conference 11-13 April, Rome
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-04-28
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